Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday Monster - digi-freebie & challenge


Isn't he cute?!!! This little monster was drawn by Fred Jr., yes, my 10 year old son Nolan has inherited the drawing bug as well, so much so, I have run out of places to keep all his cartoons/drawings/comic books LOL! To avoid boredom ( day 2 into the Summer Holidays) I asked Nolan to draw me stuff - " Like what, Mom?" - " I don't know, maybe a cute creature or monster holding a flower - so I can put my flowers on it". Ten minutes later, he came back with this cute little monster AND completely inked - with a stem and leaf so you can add your own flower. The kid amazes me.

Like all kids, especially ones with expensive tastes ( cough Wii, cough Nintendo DS) he was thinking dollar signs LOL! So I told him, "how about if the Peeps out in blog land email me or link up cards they have made using this monster, "I" will give you 20 cents for each card made?"

Sound like a challenge? LOL! Maybe we can entice him to make more ;)

Card Details:
-DollarStore dotty paper
-Monster coloured with prismacolor pencils and OMS
-I added stickles to the purple spots ( please NOTE: I was told the spot between the eyes is NOT his nose -- but please use your artistic license ;) LOL
-I used pop dots on the flower ( 2 small flowers from Fred's Flowers v2 Pointy Petals Pack)
-white glaze pen on teeth and eye highlights
- scalloped circle is hand punched with my corner rounder - don't look too close! LOL

Here is the monster:


Please click on him to enlarge, then right-click on him and save the image to your harddrive.

If anything, please comment on this post and tell Nolan what you think of his monster. He would love to read your comments :))

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Blog Candy Winner!

Thank you for all the great comments :) We had 53 comments altogether; I put numbers on bits of paper and Emma drew out of a bowl. I'd show you a photo, but Emma came down with a tummy bug last night and she doesn't look so hot! But she was glad to do the honours. Drum roll please....

The winner of the 3 Fred's Flower Blossom Kits is Debra Dukes ( comment #49). Congratulations! Debra has a wonderful crafty card blog called Creative Heart Designs. Debra, I will send you an email, please get back to me and I'll hook you up :)


Have a great day, everyone.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Announcement - 3 Blossom Kits are ready

I have finally finished the Fred's Flower Blossom Kits. I added 5 more papers to make it a total of 8 patterned papers per kit. Colours available are Blue, Pink and Purple. Details at the STORE. I am also making the flower sheets available individually for those who don't want the papers, but if purchasers change their minds and then want the full kit, there will be important info in the download email ;)

The blog candy is still open until Wednesday midnight... who am I kidding... you will have until Thursday morning I am not staying up till midnight ;) (and the kits will have the extra papers) wink wink.

I spent all day getting these ready, Blogger was quite flaky today!!!! So I am done in and going to bed :) If you notice anything odd/wrong with anything, I lost my marbles at about 3pm! Please let me know and I will fix whatever it is as soon as I can.

As you were! Fred says night night.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Blue Blossoms & Allison's Girls & Blog Candy!



Please make sure you scroll down to the end for info on BLOG CANDY!

Hello Peeps! I have been busy making and painting stuff for y'all to play with :) I made this card from a digital patterned paper and flower kit I will be offering very soon! I am packing them up and hopefully will have them up by the end of the weekend. I coloured the flowers and leaves from the Fred's Flowers v3 - Whirly Flowers outline kit. So far I have 3 flavours of blossoms - Blue, HotPink, and, of course, Purple! I will have previews and info soon. I will be devoting time now to making coloured flowers and designs for my colouring challenged friends ;)

I nabbed this cute girl from Allison and her Girls of the World post. Allison has also posted boys and everyday girls as well to download. She also shows you where she found them, how she made them black and white, and how to get the most wonderful clipart for your projects - link here. These girls have been up for awhile, I have finally got around to playing with them, delightful!

I coloured this cutie with colored pencils and OMS and outlined the dark flowers with blue stardust pen, and little flowers with clear stardust pen, centers are lime-green Stickles glue.

NOW THE BLOG CANDY: 3 of Fred's Flowers Blossom Kits ( digital) - Blue, Pink and Purple. Here is a small preview of what you get ( plus all the flowers and leaves as full size single images ).



Please leave a comment on this post ( Make sure your name or blog link is on it or I can't find you -wink). I will leave this open until Wednesday June 25th. I will have Emma draw out of a hat and announce the winner on Thursday. If the winner has bought these flowers already I will offer a digital gift certificate toward my store for equal value of the purchase price. Good luck!

OH YES, and HAPPY 50,000 HITS to me, yahoo! I saw the ticker turn over today ;)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Absence & Grieving

We tragically lost our beloved Molly last weekend. She will always be in our hearts and I hope there are plenty of jerky treats, balls, and frisbees over the rainbow bridge.

Molly Miller 1999-2008

We are doing better now but it has taken a tole on me. We are busy for the remainder of this week with birthdays and ballet recitals. I had papercrafty things in the works but I had to put them on hold. I hope to be back to "business" next week. Take care everyone.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Fred's Flowers v2 UPDATE

I have updated the Fred's Flowers v2 Pointy Petals Pack to include single images of the flowers and leaves for more versatility eg resizing and colouring on the computer. I have also reduced the price to $5 CAD from $6 and I have notified purchasers with the update and info. If you have purchased this product and haven't received an update email from me via E-Junkie, please email me with your transaction ID number.

Fred's Flowers v.3 - Whirly Flowers and a freebie

Fred's Flowers v.3 - Whirly Flowers - outline sheets is now up at the store.

Here are some samples. There is a third flower type on the sheet but I haven't got the card made yet. Put your sunglasses on for the first card LOL! The green cardstock was a piece I used to show the "inlaws" how the cuttlebug worked.... thinking I would never use it... not "me" or so I thought. LOL It went well with these coloured flowers. The greeting I made in PSP to fit the opening of the "stamp" die that came with my cuttlebug. The die is square and 1.5" wide and I didn't have too many greeting stamps that fit this opening, so I made some. If you would like the sheet ( has general greetings - "Happy Birthday!", "Congrats!", "Just Because", "Just for You!", "With Love", "Happy Hello!" & "Best Wishes") you can download it HERE. It is a PDF file so please right-click on the link and save the file or it might open in your browser. The "girth" around each greeting should be sufficient for round/square/rectangular dies around 2 to 3 ". Please leave a comment if you have downloaded it :) I also take requests! ( but they have to be short and sweet to fit) I'll post the new greetings on this blog.



Here is another card. I lost my pastel sugarcoated brads I just bought boohoo!!!!! So I have been adding Stickles glitter glue to my dollar brads ( this one is grey with platinum stickles). I have also been adding some clear glue ( any clear glue/glaze/crystal effects, etc) to the brad and shaking on some "glamour dust" from DecoArt. I dry my brads in the hollow bottoms of my upside-down markers LOL! My 10 yr old son had that bright idea after he saw his mom holding a wet brad in a panic LOL. I guess you could stick them in styrofoam or flower foam as well.



The other flower has 3 petals and you layer & offset the flowers. There is also a sheet of assorted leaves. I'll make samples with the leaves soon. There are so many more things I want to get ready, maybe if I "burn the midnight oil", I can get a few more up :)

Monday, June 02, 2008

Thank you - Donation Total for Canadian Cancer Society

Thank you to all who purchased the Daffodil Cardfront Kit. $1.50 of each purchase went to the Canadian Cancer Society. The total in purchases last month was 61 x $.150 = $91.50!!! Thank you again, so much!

Here are some screenshots of the transactions and donation. Silly me made a mistake and requested receipt by mail, so I don't have the official receipt yet, I hope this will do.




Please click images to enlarge.

The last day of this drive was May 31 st. Two years ago, on May 31st, I lost my grandmother, Flossy to cancer. She was my world and we miss her terribly. We love you Gramma.

Fred's Flowers v2 ( aka Faux Foldy Flowers) -Pointy Petals Pack



Available now at the Fred, She Said Store. I will be adding more throughout the week and I hope to have some coloured flowers ready next week. I also hope to get a third set of Fred's Flowers up tomorrow. I am trying on a name change " Fred's Flowers" as I am seriously finding "Faux Foldy Flowers" a bit of a mouthful LOL!

Sample Cards: