Wednesday, February 29, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

I'm sorry I haven't been blogging lately. Life is moving along so fast and I am enjoying every minute!  We had a snowstorm last weekend and had about 8-10 inches of snow.  It was a beautiful snow but we lost electricity for about 24 hours.  Now we are back to having wind and rain.  The sunny weather will be here soon!  Since tomorrow will be the first of March, I am looking for some beautiful spring days (without allergies!! LOL).   Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 13, 2012


Can you believe that I used no stamps on this card? I used a cuttlebug folder for the background on pattern paper. I then used my Grand Calibur die cutting machine to cut out all of the dies. I used a total of five dies on this card, three from Poppy Stamps dies and two from Cheery Lynn dies. I used chalks to color the bird and put a pearl in the center of one flower. Hope this gives you some inspiration.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Blog Hop Winners

               Here’s the list of winners for the blog hop!

Grand Prize #1:  Janet 33234  -  full-sized stamp set of her choice on cling
Grand Prize #2:  Stampnk – Stampette set of their choice on cling
1st Place: (from Angie’s blog)  JayBee46   - two glitter tinsels of her choice
2nd Place: (from Karalee’s blog)  Denise Bryant  - 3 small e mbossing powders of her choice
3rd Place: (from Barbara’s blog)  Cat Darling  -  3 small glitters of her choice

Congratulations to all of the winners and many thanks to everyone that left comments!  I have read each of my comments and appreciate all comments I got. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spring Fling Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Spring Fling blog hop!  If you hopped here by way of Angie @  then you are in the right place!  Otherwise, you might like starting from the beginning @ to become eligible for FIVE great prizes.

There are 2 grand prizes and 3 “random” prizes that are attached to 3 different designers blogs!
The sale items for Feb. at 15% discount are:  Art Deco, People, Fantasy & Gail Burton images.

I have chosen to make an Easter egg card and I used colorful papers to help usher in spring.  I used the Mediterranean Star Embossing Powder (EP429) for the eggs and sentiment.  Then I used Blue Jewel Glitter (G1113) and Cyclamen Glitter (G1090) to decorate the eggs and sentiment.  The leaves is a die cut from Spellbinders and the butterfly is a die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I used green mulberry paper for the grass and leaves.  I hope you enjoy this bright spot of spring!

The list of participants for the blog hop is as follows: 
SNS Home Blog addy:
Jill Jacobsen
Jessica Griffin
Eleanor Jenkins (you are here)

Thank each of you for visiting my blog and don't forget to leave a comment to become eligible for a prize!  Remember to be eligible for a prize you must comment on each blog that is listed above.  Don't we all love blog candy!!  Now you are ready to hop over to Barbara at where another beautiful project waits for you. .

Hummingbird feeding

This stamp is from Sparkle N Sprinnkle and it is from a beautiful set. I also used purple glitter on the Tear-rific tape that I ran across the top and bottom of the red card. I colored the scene with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamsol. Then I used a die cut from Spellbinders to cut out the image. You can get these stamps and glitter at Hope you enjoy this card. Have a great day!
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Hero Arts cards from Paper Ink

Paper Ink on the downtown mall in Charlottesville is having Hero Arts Day tomorrow from one to four o'clock.  Come in, do one of the above cards for a nominal fee, and then receive 25% off of any of the Hero Arts stamps and die cuts we have in the store.  I made the bird card and we will be die cutting out of the box and coloring with chalks.  I also used one of the new Cheery Lynn dies.  Hope to see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Thought some of you might like to see a card I did with the colors of UVA. This card could be used for any occasion such as birthday, thinking of you, cheer, etc. I have a set of stamps from Close To My Heart of football things and decided to use the football player. You can find the designer pattern paper at and there are about 5-6 sheets of different patterns with UVA colors. You can also order cards made for that special someone . Enjoy.
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