Monday, December 31, 2012


TO ALL OF YOU, my friends, my followers, my supporters, my AWESOME design team for SKdigis 2012, my new design team for Sketchy Fridays Challenge 2013, all the people that love me for who I am {crazy or not} a sincere wish for a ...

and a 2013 full of health, happiness, peace, love, harmony and all the good things life offers, for you and yours.  See you next year! :)


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cardabilities Sketch # 66 - HE LOVES ME - greeting card made with SKdigis

Hello everyone!...   Welcome to our last challenge of the year at CARDABILITIES with a gorgeous sketch from Karan.   All of you who know me by now, must have noticed that I love to work with sketches, make the shapes in Illustrator and cut them with my Silhouette Cameo.  I used one of my digital stamps called MARGARITA, color and cut it with the silhouette also.  I added some machine stitching, doodling, pop dots and here is my card for this challenge.  Hope you like it.

You can buy this digital image HERE

Cardabilities - Sketch

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Hello my friends!  Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas Eve and a lovely, relaxed and joyful Christmas Day, and that Baby Jesus, or Santa Claus brought all the crafty things you wanted.

I am still doing my research for a new and improved pen tablet.  I have the Bamboo Craft I got about 4 years ago and just last year I got the hang of it, but now I believe I can take the next step and get me a better one.   Any input will be greatly appreciated.  So, in essence, I did not get any material gifts yet, but by having "LOVE and HEALTH", nothing else matters to me.   Enjoy the rest of the holiday season...  HUGS TO ALL! :)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Cardabilities Sketch # 65 - HAPPY NEW YEAR - greeting card made with SKdigis

Hello everyone!  Here I am once again showcasing a sketch from Cardabilities.  This time we have a shaped card sketch and I designed one and saved it to cut with Silhouette.  I love how this card came out, but I do not like the yellow I used to color the champagne... I think is to bright, but OH WELL! next time Hope you like it.

Cardabilities - Sketch

Monday, December 10, 2012

HO HO HO greeting card made with SKdigis

Hello everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend.  I did, and in between the fun, I was able to color some images that i will be making cards with for the rest of the week.  I will also have some freebies you can cut with your Silhouette in my post for Cardabilities on December 15.  So don't miss it.  I made this little card with Christmas challenges in mind, I cut the letters with my Silhouette and add some liquid pearls and pop dots for dimention, the Santa I color with Copic, added some liquid applique, cut with scissors and mount it on more pop dots... Hope you like it.

You can buy this digital image HERE and check out all the Queen Bee collection HERE

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Merry Christmas
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Include Santa in your card
Totally Paper Crafts - For the Boys
Jingle Belles - Anything goes Christmas
Love to Create - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
ScrapMuch?- Color Challenge
The Cupcake Craftroom - Anything goes Christmas

Saturday, December 8, 2012

LET IT SNOW! greeting card made with SKdigis

Happy Saturday everyone! I am doing laundry "again" today, but in between loads, I made this little cute card... I love how it came out.  The background is embossed with swiss dots folder, I had some scraps from Doodlebug and used them to frame the embossed paper and the strip between the punched borders.  I used Mrs. Snowman and colored her with Copic matching with the paper, cut it out with nestabilities and added some pop dots to give it dimension.  Hope you like it.

You can buy this digital stamp HERE

Kaboodle Doodles - Use circles in any way
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything goes
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Stamping for the Weekend - Let it Snow!
Color Q - Winter Blues.
Raise the Bar - Blues and Whites

Friday, December 7, 2012

FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS greeting card made with SKdigis + FREEBIE

Greeting everyone!... I just finished this little card for some challenges, and almost finishing making samples for all my holiday digital images.  For this one I used Copic markers, liquid applique for the image and Cuttlebug, dies, punch, and pop dots.  to attach the string I used regular staples...and love how it looks.  Hope you like it too. :)

You can buy this digital image HERE 

Mojo Monday - Sketch # 270
Pile It On - Pile on the Embellishments
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Holiday Spirit
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

HOLIDAY GREETINGS card made with SKdigis

I just finished this card for Cupcake Craft Challenge.  I design the snowflakes and converted the digital stamps in cut files for my Silhouette Cameo, added some stickles and rhinestones, pop dots, ribbon, embossed the background paper, some machine stitching and here it is... all in white.  

I just finished this card for Cupcake Craft Challenge.  I design the snowflakes and converted the digital stamps in cut files for my Silhouette Cameo, added some stickles and rhinestones, pop dots, ribbon, embossed the background paper, some machine stitching and here it is... all in white.  

Cupcake Craft Challenge - All White.
AUD Sentiments - Ribbon, Bling, Snow
Pile it On - Pile on the Embellishments
2 Sisters - Christmas Sparkle
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with glitter
Divas by Design - Glitter and Sparkle
For Fun - Christmas with Sparkle
Challenge Up Your Life - First Snow
Crafts and Me - Ribbon
Crafty Ribbons - At least 2 ribbons
Cute Card Thursday - Snowflakes
Critter Sketch Challenge - Anything goes
Paper Cupcakes - Sparkle.

Monday, December 3, 2012


Good morning everyone!  I want to sincerely thank the 3 participants we had for the November linking party and in this short post I am announcing Rose Miller as the winner.  Rose, I am sending you a USD $6 voucher to go shopping at SKdigis.  Here is Rose's card... isn't he the cuttest?

Rose Miller used Merry Christmoose

And now the news.  We are NOT having a linking party for the month of December, and we will not have a release of new digital images until next year.  I am also giving a recess to my lovely DT ladies.  I want them to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends without having to worry or get stressed out with designs and deadlines.    I really don't know when new challenges will start and I do not want to promise something I can't keep.  For now, I just I want to dedicate time to myself, living an active life, and enjoying the outdoors.   In between, I will do some planning for SKdigis future as part of my life and not the ruler of it.  I have to remind myself from time to time that I do it just for fun...  But don't get me wrong... I will still be here, posting cards and digital layouts, designing and having fun with all of you out there....
That's all for now, and enjoy the December FREEBIE! Hope you make lots of cards using them :)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Cardabilities Sketch # 64 - WELCOME SWEET BABY - greeting card made with SKdigis

Hello everyone!...  Here is the card I made for Cardabilities Sketch # 64.  It is the last sketch for my first term as DT member and I have been accepted on the DT for the next 3 months.  WOO HOO!  For this card I used my own digital images.  The stork and baby are colored with Copic markers, I added some doodling with white gel pen.  The paper for the digi clouds and background border are Basic Grey.  I also used my Cuttlebug with swiss dots embossing folder, some pop dots and a Kaiser pearl for the stork eye...  Hope you like my card and come visit us and join us in the next two weeks at Cardabilities...

Cardabilities - Sketch # 64
Pile it On - Anything but a Christmas card.
Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Monday, November 26, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS greeting card made with SKdigis

Good morning everyone... hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving holiday.  I did some coloring in my free time over the weekend and I will be putting up some card through the week.  This was a fast one and not one of my favorites, but I still believe it came out pretty good.  Hope you like it.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS - Greeting Card made with SKdigis

Hello everyone... back to Christmas cards and doing the final touches to my X-mas decorations at home... as a matter of fact, I have to go downstairs pretty soon and hold the ladder for my hubby as we decorate the palm trees, just to comply with Christmas Traditions and keep the holiday spirit around the house.  I made this little card using the Silhouette to re-size and cut added some inking, a little kaiser pearl for the eye, some rhinestones.  I always use my hot glue gun to attach the heavy stuff like the bow  buttons and twine.  It was super easy... Hope you like it...

Sparkles Christmas Challenge - contemporary colors
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 3 things with R (Ribbon, Raindeer, Rhinestones)
Craft Your Passion - Use Scraps

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

THANKS greeting card made with SKdigis

New day, new card, new challenges to enter... Hello everyone, Sonia here with a card made yesterday totally with SKdigis and Silhouette Cameo.  Yeap! converted one of my digital images to .svg with the help of my Silhouette Studio... very easy and fun...   All papers used for the pie are from cooredinations  and the background papers are Basic Grey.  Added some distress ink and some twine, buttons and it was done in a blink of an eye...Hope you like it.

Pile it On - color challenge
Jelly Park Friends - Food
Scrappy Frogs - Give Thanks
Lexy's Creations - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Party Time Tuesday - Color Picture
Use it Tuesday - Be Thankful
Simon Says Stamps - Thanksgiving/Thanks
CCEE Stampers - Thanksgiving
Cardmaking Mamas - Thanksgiving
My Sheri Crafts - Give Thanks
Broken Box Stock - Thanks
Digi Haven - Thanks
Pause Dream Enjoy - Thanks
Cut It Up - Buttons

Monday, November 19, 2012

LOVELY HOLIDAY WISHES greeting card made with SKdigis

Just made this little card using the sketch from Merry Monday... it is very nice to work with and I made the svg. to cut the flags with my silhouette, emboss the paper with a cuttlebug folder and added some tear drops.  All the edges are inked and the image is LOVE BIRDS WREAT, an SKdigis digital stamp colored with Copic markers and the white accent is Sakura white gel pen added some pop dots and voila!...  Hope you like it.

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Speedy the Fox - Pop it Up
Forever Friends - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes

Saturday, November 17, 2012

SEASON'S GREETINGS card made with SKdigis

Happy Saturday!  Here is a card I just finished, but I have been coloring that image for 2 days already... I started with light colors and little by little starting adding color and color and more color and I think it is the most colorful card I have done so far... Do I like it?  HUMM! half and half I must say... what I really didn't like was the silver trim in on the red candle... I think it came out a little bit to rough but OH WELL! It is done... Hope you like it.

What I use to make this card: Bo Bunny Back to Backs and Cooredinations cardstock,  MME designer paper, Cuttlebug, Candles Embossing Folder, Nestabilities, Copic markers, At You Spika markers, Sakura, Stickles, Distrees Ink, sponge Daubers, pop dots, ATG.

Unscripted Sketches - Sketch with piggyback. 
Holly Jolly Christmas - Inspired by a Carol - Christmas Candles

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I CAN NOT LIVE WITHOUT YOU greeting card made for CARDABILITIES sketch # 62 using SKdigis

Welcome to a new sketch challenge at Cardabilities... this time around, I made a little twist to the sketch cause I wanted my stars of the left instead.  Please come along and join us this next 2 weeks... we will love to see you linking.  Hope you like my card... :)

What I use to make this card: Georgia pacific and Beckett radiance cardstock, Sassafrass and Basic Grey designer papers, Cuttlebug and Nestabilities, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Stickles for the stars, Copic Markers, Stickles, Pop Dots, ATG.

Cardabilities - Sketch - DT sample.
Pin & Tack - Anything goes.
7 Kids College - Bling
My Grafico - Anything Goes.
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

THANKFUL FOR CHICKEN greeting card made with SKdigis

Hello everyone! Finally coloring my he has such a silly face ha?  I made this little cute card to link in several challenge blogs... Hope you like it.

What I use to make this card: Georgia Pacific and Beckett Radiance cardstock, MME - 6x6 designer cardstock - All Spice Collection. Cuttlebug and Nestabilities, Copic Markers, 1" circle punch, twine, button, Pop Dots, ATG, sewing machine.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Pile it On - Let's be Thankful
Party Time Tuesday - Thanksgiving Cards
Scrap Creations - Give Thanks
Paper Pretties - Thank You Card
Paper Playtime - Autumn Colors
Ribbon Carousel - Fall colors with ribbon or twine
Card making Mama's - Thanksgiving Thank you cards
Digital Tuesday - Thankfulness
Shopping Our Stash - Thank You or Thanksgiving

Monday, November 12, 2012

SEASONS GREETINGS greeting card made with SKdigis

Hello everyone!  Hope I don't spend the night killing zombies or hiding people as I did last week after watching The Walking Dead...  It was sure not fun weaking up every 1/2 hours dreaming I was hiding in a  On the other hand is great to have those nightmares and be able to hug hubby all night. He sure loves it too.  But enough of that and move on to my new card made for several challenges.  Hope you like it.
SKdigis digital stamp HOLIDAY BELLS

What I use to make this card: Georgia Pacific and Beckett Radiance cardstock. Designer paper - Echo Park - 6 x 6 Holly Jolly Christmas and MME - 6 x 6 12 Days Christmas collections, Cuttlebug and Nestabilities, Copic Markers and Stickles, SKdigis digital stamp - Christmas Bells, Singer Simple sewing machine, ATG, Pop Dots, Pom Pom ribbon.

Unscripted Sketches - Sketch
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 11, 2012

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS greeting card made with SKdigis

 WOO HOO! I am on a roll here... I have had 1 post every day, and my purpose is to make cards with all my SKdigis.  This one is from the Christmas bundle I just released and I am linking it to several challenges... Hope you like it.

What I use to make this card:
Georgia Pacific and Beckett Radiance cardstock.  First Edition Paper - 6 x 6 designer cardstock Christmas Collection by Mindy Terasawa. Digital Stamps: SKdigis - Church.  Copic markers, At You Spika marker. Liquid Glass, liquid appliqué. ATG, pop dots, machine stitching, scissors.

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - For a Man or a Boy.
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - contemporary color combo
Lady Anne's Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrap Creations - Use a Digi
Crafty Creations - No flowers
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes

Friday, November 9, 2012

WARM WINTER WISHES greeting card made with SKdigis

I made this little card last night with a sketch, colors and theme following some challenges.  I am not so much of a pink person, but I like the results... hope you like it. :)

What I use to make this card: Georgia Pacific and Beckett Radiance cardstock. Bo Bunny - Back to Backs. Basic Grey - 6 x 6 Esquimo Kisses designer cardstock collection. Singer Simple sewing machine. Image: SKdigis - Winter Teddy Bear. Medium: Copic Markers. Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Black. Kaiser Rhinestones. Cuttlebug and Nestabilities. ATG, Pop Dots.

Die Cuttin' Divas - Sketch
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Anything Goes Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - V is for Vibrant colors
Pile it On - Make it Sparkle.
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Stars and Sparkle

Thursday, November 8, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMOOSE - greeting card made with SKdigis

Finally found the time to put this card together... It came out just how I pictured it when I was drawing the moose.  YAY!... I think this is one of my best so far... what do you think?

What I use to make this card:  Georgia pacific white cardstock. Bazzill Kraft. Basic Grey (scraps)
Cuttlebug and Nestabilities. Kaiser Pearls. Ofray Ribbon, pop dots, glue gun, atg. Digital Stamp: SKdigis. Medium: Copic markers and liquid glass. Singer Simple machine stitching. Distress Ink.

Mojo Monday: Inspired by Mojo Monday sketch but "totally" changed.
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Clearly I Stamp - Critters
Card Crafters Circle - Patterned paper
Divas by Design - Lets get Cute
Simply Create - Linking party
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Holiday Card
Southern Girls Challenge - 46 days to Go
Craft Us Crazy - Preferred color and/or Christmas

SHE'S GOT THE LOOK digital layout

I must say that I would be in the limbo without my mac and i-photo.   The original pictures are 8x10 black and white old and faded and I was able to fix them super fast... and did the layout in about one hour.  The hard part was the title and i had to turn to my DT for help, but ended up with this one from Roxette's song. Thanks girls!, and yeap! that little mad girl is me, and every time hubby looks at this pictures he sais..."some things never change"... HUMM! wonder Hope you like it.

Sketchabilities # 78  

Shabby Princess:  Gracie Collection
Font: Saginaw Regular 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS - greeting card made with SKdigis

Hello everyone!  Here is one little card I made using one of the 4 Ice Cube snowman set.  I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches... I love them... they are very simple and easy to use.  Hope you like it.

What I use to make this card: Beckett Radiance. Basic Grey - 6 x 6" Nordic Holiday Collection. Kaiser Rhinestones. SKdigis - Ice Cube Snowman. Copic Markers. Cuttlebug and nestabilities. White gel pen, ATG and Pop Dots.

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch # 60
Pile it On - Make it Sparkle
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Pastel Christmas
Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes
Card Making Mamas - Anything Goes.
Forever Friends Challenge - Anything Goes.
Ooh La La Creations - Christmas
Ladybug Crafts - Monocromatic

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

WISHING YOU A SWEET CHRISTMAS greeting card made with SKdigis

OH I am having so much fun coloring my SKdigis to make holiday cards... This one is from Candy Cane and I used Copic Markers to color it... Hope you like it!

What I use to make this card:  Bazzill Black cardstock, Beckett Radiance. 6 x 6 designer cardstock - Echo Park - Season's Greetings Collection. SKdigis - Candy Cane. Copic markers, stickles and white gel pen. Doodlebug Brad. Machine stitching.


Monday, November 5, 2012

HAPPY HOLIDAYS - Christmas Trees greeting card made with SKdigis

I was trying to get this on time for the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, using the Christmas Trees from SKdigis, but was a little bit to late :(   Any way, I wanted to post the card and share it with you.   I colored the images with Silhouette CAMEO and re-size them to 1.5".  Hope you like it...

What I use to make this card:  Coordinations and Provo Craft Cardstock. Basic Grey - 6 x 6. Silhouette Cameo to color, re-size and print the digital images. SKdigis Images.  PE10, ATG, hot glue gun, pop dots.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

GOBBLE WOBBLE greeting card made with Cricut

OMG! I found this card I made back in 2008 when I was in the BBTB design team... Hope you get some inspiration with this old card...

What I used to make this card:  This card measures 4" x 8. Cricut Expression. Stretch your Imagination Cricut Cartridge. Cuttlebug die cuts. Distress ink,  Machine Stitching, ribbon, twine, button and hot glue gun!   

Saturday, November 3, 2012

HELLO GORGEOUS - Greeting Card made with SKdigis

Hello there!  I made this card to showcase one of my new released stamps.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to color and got to try lots of gradients... learned  a lot about color combinations too.  YAY!...
Hope you like it... :)

What I use to make this card:
Bazzill Black, Becket Radiance, Georgia Pacific cardstock.
Basic Grey - 6x6" designer collection - Marjolaine
Cuttlebug and nestabilities circles and scallops.
Silhouette Cameo, Kaiser rhinestones, Silk Ribbon
Martha Stewart Punch, Doodlebug Heart, Hot Glue Gun.
Digital stamps - SKdigis.

Friday, November 2, 2012

WISHING YOU WERE HERE - greeting card with SKdigis

Yesterday we had the release of 8 digital stamps.  If you didn't see the post, go back and check it out by clicking the button on the top left.  There are lots of cards and projects to inspire you and for another 24 hours, you can buy all 8 digital stamps for $10 here in my blog, or you can buy them individually in the store and you can go there by clicking on the shopping card on the top right...{wink}

Today I am posting a card with one of the new digis... It is the solitaire mushroom and I used one of my sketches to make the card.  When I was planning the challenge, I thought of making it a "sketch" challenge, but I wanted to be more flexible and have an anything goes linking party, so anyone creating with SKdigis as the main image can link.  Here is my card and I hope you like it.

What I use to make this card:
Bazzill Black, Becket Radiance, Georgia Pacific cardstock.
Basic Grey - 6x6" designer collection - Sweet Treats
Cuttlebug and nestabilities circles and scallops.
Copic markers, Kaiser pearls, ATG, Pop Dots.
Digital stamps - SKdigis.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

SKdigis - DT Inspiration # 8

Good morning to all! Hope you had a WONDERFUL Halloween last night.  We walked around the neighborhood checking out and admiring all the decorations.  There where bunch of kids trick or treating and "My Guys" dressed up for the occasion.  Steven got lots of candy that he turned around and gave back to late trick or treaters..., except the

Today we are announcing the winners of our last 2 challenges:

Challenge # 6 winner
Lucy Patrick with this wonderful, and colorful card.  We where all impressed by all the detail she added to make this card, the shape, doodling, distressed paper, the fence, and must of all, the stunning coloring of the digital stamp.

Lucy created with All Smiles Monster
Challenge # 7 winner 
Kasia with this sweet and lovely Breast Cancer Awareness card.  She cut all those little flowers from the digital image and colored then with watercolors.  An amazing work of art.

Kasia created with Hope Ribbon from Breast Cancer Hope Ribbon 
CONGRATULATIONS!!! A gift certificade code for USD $6.00 to shop at SKdigis Store is on it's way to you via e-mail... Enjoy and come back to link your new creations with SKdigis digital stamps in our month long linking party/challenge # 8.

For the following 2 months (November and December) we will have a MONTH LONG linking party/challenge and New Releases since it is very busy time of the year.

"ANYTHING GOES made with SKdigis as the MAIN image"... easy peasy!...
You can link your projects until November 30 at 11:59PM EST.  Can wait to see your creations.
And now, the fabulous projects from my super talented design team, showcasing the new SKdigis digital stamps.  Hope you enjoy what you see and come play along.

SONYA created with the Turkey
SHARLA created with the dinosaurs - T-Rex
Brontosaurus and Palm Tree
YASMINA created with the Love Birds
KIMBERLY created with Night & Day 
BARB created with the Turkey
SHELLY created with the Love Birds
LARELYN created with the Friends Forever Mushrooms
JOANN created with dinosaur T-Rex
LEIRAD created with Night & Day
ANNETTE created with the Pumpkin Pie and the Turkey

Aren't all those samples for the NEW SKdigis stunning? ...  I can thank enough my lovely DT ladies for making such beautiful cards and projects.  Please visit their blogs and leave them some love...

And now, is time for you to add your creations in the link below.   Please check the SKdigis Challenge Info & Rules.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cardabilities Sketch # 62 - HEY PUMPKIN - greeting card made with SKdigis

Hello everyone! Hope all of you in the storm path are safe.  We where lucky, just came back from Bethesda, Maryland last Tuesday, and watching the news, the area has been pounded with rain and snow.  It is cold here this morning, in the low 60's which is cold for us here in the South tip of Florida.

OK! now on to my card... I made it to showcase Cardability Sketch # 62... I can't stop saying how much I love Karan sketches, they are fun and easy to work with.  For this one I used my Silhouette Cameo to color print and cut the images and sentiment...that I first design in Illustrator.  Hope you like it.

I am also entering this card in the following challenge:

What I use to make this card:
Papers from Georgia Pacific Cardstock, Becket Radiance.
Cuttlebug & Victoria Embossing Folder.
Versa Magic Chalk Ink.

Sentiment and Pumpkins - SKdigis

Adobe Illustrator.

Silhouette Cameo.

Singer Simple sewing machine.

Kaiser Pearls and Rhinestones.

Pop Dots, Stickles, Pop dots.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

THANK YOU BEARY MUCH - Cricut Blast From the Past

Hello everyone and happy Sunday. It is gorgeous down here in the southern tip of South Florida.  Glad we came back last Tuesday from our trip up north, I sure don't want to be there right now and hope every one who lives in the storm path is in a safe warm area and positively thinking for the best outcome.  I know how it is to be in a bad storm...
Now to my blast from the past card.  I made it for a Cricut 360º challenge last year and it was published in Cricut Magazine on January 2012.  Hope you like it.

What I use to make this card:

Cricut Wild Cards cartridge to cut the card base at 6" and circle at 5".
Pagoda Cartridge to cut the Panda at 2.5", Bamboo at 4.5" and leafs at 1" and 2".
Papers from Bazzill Basics, Basic Grey, Provo Craft.
Cricut Expression.
Nestabilities Circle. 
Sentiment by ME using Photoshop Elements. 
Seven Swords font.
Kaiser Pearls and Rhinestones.
Pop Dots, Ribbon, ATG and Hot Glue Gun.