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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

There's still time!!!

You still have time to upload a creation using Mary Vogel Lozinak stamps to 

Get Inky!!!!!

Until later, inky hoppers...... Gotta split......TFL!!!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

How many languages do you speak???

Apparently I speak two..... 

1. Southern.....I was born and raised in Georgia. 
 I have been told that my accent is very pronounced.

2. Love...... according to the sentiment on this card. 

I have a new found love of flowers.  I remember a time when this wasn't true.  Though I have always loved Daisies {hence the name of my blog}.
I've always picked plants for the yard and house that are mostly green...{ie: ivy's, pothos, spider plants, etc....}.

Not anymore, now I want flowers and flowers and flowers. 
 Any and all flowers.
Funny though, I still have yet to grow daisies.....LOL They require a lot of sun and our yard is mostly shade....but one day!!!!!!!

OK, now to the real reason you are here.

Some Viva Las Vegastamps! LOVE!!!!!

Basic card with basic layering. 
I stamped the flower images with one of the images from 
Plate #1403.....you can get it HERE
I loaded the stamp with ink and stamped several times before re-inking to get a lighter printing.....to get the illusion of a field of flowers.  I stamped with a brown ink and a yellow ink. 
The sentiment was stamped with a coral ink. 
Added some matching ribbon and you have a finished card. 

Until later, blossoms.........Gotta split.....TFL!!!!!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Diet.....?????.....what a dirty word!!!!!

Now this is the type of diet I can handle....

Isn't that the cutest pig meat you have ever seen.
Its a stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps!
                                  (click ^ there to purchase this one)
He's called Wheely pig....and its was designed by Mary Vogel Lozinak.
She has designed a lot of stamps for VLVS...so be sure to check out her
other designs while you're there.

A little bit about how I created this cutieeee..
I stamped the image on white card stock and colored it with 
color pencils and blended with OMS and a paper stump.
The saying was computer generated.  I used a new pennant punch from Creative Memories to create the border at the top.
An 'art deco' embossing folder was used on the orange-y layer.
Bakers twine was used for the tightrope.

I tried to create a "Circus Big Top" feel.

Here's a close up of the glitter gel pen I used for the wheel. 

here's how!!!!!

You all are invited to participate in all the fun too.
 All you have to do is create a project using
 any Mary Vogel Lozinak image from Viva Las Vegastamps! for a chance to win one of NINE coupons to Viva Las Vegastamps! We ask that you post the project to your own blog/facebook/flickr etc.. Make sure Viva Las Vegastamps is mentioned somewhere in your post/description.. and go HERE to link up your post!
 (In the link list at the bottom of the post) 
Be sure to visit EVERY link as there are some prizes hidden on certain blogs! 
Prizes up for grabs : 7 - $10 coupons to be given away to random comments on seven different blogs. 
1 - $25 coupon given randomly to one person who links a project up! and 
1 - $25 coupon to a random comment on the VLVS! blog.

Until later, piglets.......Gotta split......TFL!!!!!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

BLOG*** Candy alert!!!!!

Awesome giveaway !!!!

Follow HERE to check it out!!!! 

Until later, sweet toothers........ Gotta split....TFL!!!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Let the good times ROLL!!!!

 I love big chunky jewelry.......
I believe you need to make a statement no matter the occasion.

I think this one will do the trick.
Speaking of tricks, I would like to see this one in real life. 
Elephant on roller skates of sorts. 


Here's a close up of the stamped image.  It's from the Mary Vogel Lozinak series
 (plate #1399) that is available at here Viva Las Vegastamps!!!

I stamped it using Black Stazon onto white cardstock.  Then colored with Bic Markers. 
I used some crackle finish on the entire surface and let it dry, then I rubbed it with a sponge with ink to emphasize the cracks.  Modge podged the crackled image to a wooden disk. Wrapped the edges with leather cording and left the ends rather long to create the necklace part. Added a wooden wheel and bead; tied off the ends. Adhered a faux flower like kinda reminded me of a gear.  
Tied the ends together and now its ready to wear!!!

Until later, holy rollers.......Gotta split......TFL!!!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Enough is enough......


That's exactly what I say about any and all of my crafting supplies.
Especially my rubber stamps.

The place to shop for rubber stamps is

They have some of the most awesome and unusual you will ever come across.
Click on the link and check them out....

Meanwhile, back at the studio I have created a little masterpiece....
This is like seeing double for me....

I had this framed mirror that was a purchase from Ikea.  It was solid black and I wanted to give it more pizzazz.  I painted chevron stripes with acrylic paint.....
Here's a tip on how to get perfect chevron stripes.

while it was drying I stamped the Topsy glasses lady (#4651), bursting through (#3108), and the 'too many stamps' sentiment (#3903) on white cardstock.
I colored them using colored pencils and OMS (odorless mineral spirits) blended with a paper stump. I also added some crystal effects to her glasses.
I then cut out the center of the 'bursting through' stamp and placed the topsy glasses lady in  the bottom half to look like she's 'bursting' with craziness for more rubbah!!!!
Matting the sentiment with some black cardstock and placing them catty corner of each other.  I also added a few stick-on jewels. and ta--daaaaaa!!!

These are the colors of my studio....I'll hang this near my rubber stamp shelf.  Well, until I have to make the shelf bigger to add more 'rubbah'.......

Until later, rubbah enthusiasts.......Gotta straighten my glasses split.....TFL!!!!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cricut ....Nat'l Scrapbooking Day.....

Hey....its me in my studio.

I have the WHOLE basement to myself. 

I have everything in stations and I just move from one to the other
when I'm creating something.

You can see by the smile on my face that I {heart} my Cricut.
Heck, I even painted to walls to match my blue Expression. 

Check out the Cricut Blog post regarding the great giveaway....
in honor of National Scrapbooking day!!!

Until later, fellow cricut lovers........Gotta split......TFL!!!!!!

Hoooray for Harleewood !!!!!

My daughter, Harlee will be 13 yrs. old today.  
Isn't she luverly!!!!  You can't tell in this pic, but she has the most beautiful eyes.
 They are a very light green.....she's had people stop her just to look at her eyes. 

We are so busy that we can't have her party until the 19th.
Better late than never. 
She wants to have a Hollywood/Red Carpet event.
So, that's what we are having.

This is the 'official' invite. 
I bought some decorative 8-1/2 X 11 paper and used Printmaster program 
to design the wording.

Nice play on her name .....huh????  
She really does want to be an actress one day.

I used my Yourstory to create some autograph books so the kids can 
get each others autographs.
I punched some metallic stars to adhere to the front.

Then I created some VIP passes.  I had some laminating sleeves that I bought from the 
old Blockbuster store that they used to cover their enrollment cards.
 Again, I used my Printmaster program to create the wording. 
I also punched some stars to adhere to the paper before inserting into the sleeves.
Punched holes in the top to insert the ribbon.

Now I have to create the decorations and buy the rest of the supplies.

Until later, starlets........Gotta shop split.........TFL!!!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

For you........ Deer!!!

I hope this one conveys the scene I was trying to create.

Calm, serene, quiet........
Here in Georgia, we have a lot of avid hunters.  
Yes,  I know a lot and most of my family are hunters.

Myself, not so much. 
The only thing I hunt for is more crafting supplies.....

Supply list:
All the following stamps were from Viva Las Vegastamps! 
May you have...Sentiment #6922
Deer looking  #6176
Mountain range  #6926

I first stamped all the images on white card stock.  
When stamping the mountain range I slipped just a bit, so I turned
the paper around and stamped again. 
Much to my surprise {with a deer in the headlight look}....
I had created a scene with a lake......
I then started chalking the colors onto the mountains, lake and sky. 
White gel pen was used to make a few water lines. 
Grass was created by using a grass border punch and inked on the edges.
Then,  I colored the deer using my color pencils, OMS and a stump.
Fussy cut him out and used dimensionals to make him stand out.
Layered the sentiment onto a label punch I cut to just outline the 4 sides. 
Punched a yellow moon and adhered everything together using miracle tape. 

Until later, doe.......Gotta split.......TFL!!!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

What's green and warty and wet all over???

one very happy frog!!!!
{Git it....git it....git it}


It's getting to be that time of year again....lots of fun in the sun !!!

My daughters tadpoles think so......

This is what they looked like a few days ago.
They all had developed their back legs. 
Now today one had its front legs.....and its color has lightened up.

Can you guess what this is ????
Yep, its tadpole food.
It's boiled lettuce and mashed (w/ a fork) until it resembles algae.  
We searched on the net to see what to feed them.  
Believe me, they {heart} it!!!!

So in honor of my daughters new {temporary} pets.
{temporary - as in, we are taking them back to the lake
 to release them once they are grown}

I created this card.

Doesn't that frog look happy.......I hope our little ones are just as happy 
when they are released.

The images are from 
Viva Las Vegastamps! {<----click to hop on over to shop}

Here is a supply list:
Circular border punch and word window punch.
Color pencils, OMS (Odorless mineral spirits) and a paper stump for blending.

Here's a close-up of the Crystal Lacquer. 
I put it only on the water after I colored the image.

The cat tails were created using the word window punch and hand cut stems and leaves.
I used the 3/4" miracle tape onto the paper and punched and then peeled the backing off 
and applied some flocking to make them fuzzy; like the real thing.

Don't forget to hop over and grab yourself some of these goodies.

Until later, froggers.......  Gotta hop split.......TFL!!!!!