Merry Christmas my friend~

Gilli Pjs_anaRy_Wishing you a

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oday is Christmas eve. So Merry Christmas to everyone…special one for my lovely ladies from the Gilli DT. I hope you will have a lovely and jolly holiday. I will also wish a special thank you to my lovely BFF and also lady boss ( that is how her Dt call her) Suzanne J. Dean. Honestly I think I am the one that got a gift, part of my Chanukah miracle…a special person that I call friend was made in Santa’s workshop lol. Oh yeah, he also broke the mold after the created her lol.

We from the CMC DT delivered a few gifts to our lady boss and Gilli Pjs_anaRy_Wishing youalso created a few projects to say a special thanks to Suzanne!

Here is my little project. I like to think Suzanne will look like Gilli in this card on Christmas eve lol…wearing a Zebra print pj’s and strolling with her little pillow everywhere till Santa comes to town! Gosh if there is someone that deserves a down time is my lovely buddy! lol. By the way have you seen her class 5? No, you have no idea what you are missing out! Tons of technique and information for you to get the best from your copics!

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Well, I will wrap up here but not without wishing my BFF a Wild and Prosperous New Year (wild  in a positive way lol!!!). Lots of new friends, and funny stories ahead! I hope to see you soon..you know you room is ready here LOL.

Happy holidays….but I have to say…the gift is you!



ps: Ladies from the DT…you all rock


Happy Hanukkah!

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D icon winterreidel Dreidel! LOL! YAY! Festival of Lights! Hanukkah is here! Chag sameah!!! Have you got all your candles lined up? I do. I actually got pretty ones..you will see : ). Oh what a miracle…these days where everything is kinda eeh…lol we have to believe the light will shine on!

I would love to share with you a project that I made. This project was published last year at on of my favorite magazines..Through the Craft room door by Suzanne and Marti.

This project is a gift card holder made out of a white paper bag. Gilli Tee_HanukkahQuite handy the little thing with lots of space to write in and secret compartment to put your little gift.

Gilli was colored with copic markers. I also used my faithful copic multiliners to add a little cute Magen David necklace to Gilli Tee . She is ready to spin her dreidel! I used regular card stock and also DCWV papers. Nestabilities® Square lace and matching stamp from StampingScraping ® . The lovely border was made with Martha Stewart punch…and lots of glitter Smile.

Gilli Tee_Hanukkah insideHere you can see how it looks on the inside, where you could write a lovely message to the person you are presenting this gift!


When you pull the little tassel on the side…ta dah!Gilli Tee_Hanukkah GCcandles

There it is..your lovely gift card..ready to make someone very happy! lol.

I hope you enjoyed this little Hanukkah project!

Oh… see my pretty candles? Aren’t they cool? I think so ; )

Okay I am off to see candle lighting! Chag Sameah!!!

I will leave you with a not so traditional Hannukah song lol

See you guys soon with another project!




Winter Bride

Gilli Seating Bride_ Winter Wedding~

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ello hello everyone. Everyone baking up a storm? Humm I can see beautiful tables everywhere! I might try this year once more to make some sufganiyot.Oh my I grow up eating those as treats every now and then ( We called them “Dreams” lol)…and has been a few years that I have not made them. It takes a village LOL. But the results are just heavenly!

For those not familiar with these little heavenly treat..preparing and eating them is part of Hanukah tradition. We will see lol…these little dream is heavy in calories lol…but hey it is a holiday lol.

Talking about special occasions and family…This month at the BookEndz book club ( By my Zebbie friend Suzanne Dean lol…oh Zeebie is her thing lol – just go check out her blog lol) we have not one but two books…The first one I shared with you was The invisible thread. The second (extra) one one is Christmas Wedding. Tell me about family issues…and gathering for a wedding lol. I won’t tell more or it will spoil. Holidays are very busy and can be a little stressful, now can you imagine having a wedding in the midst of all? Oh Gilli Seating Bride_ Winter Weddingwell lol.

Here is my little Winter wedding card. I used Gilli seating bride to make this card. I decided to go with a non traditional bridal color, a bit of a modern touch I guess. All coloring was done with copic markers. This image originally did  not have the veil but it was super easy to add one…just do the same thing you usually do when you color pleats : ) (check CMC class 5 and boost your pleat work!).

I added tiny white dots and made them sparkle with a touch of stickles. To create a satin texture on Gilli’s wedding gown I used Smooch.  All the cuts you see, lacy and swirls were made using silhouette studio, with exception of the snowflakes (it is a winter wedding after all lol). Snowflakes were made using Martha Stewart punch. All pieces were chalked to give a little dimension. Of course I added stickles to all my pieces.

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One of my papers is My Minds Eye and the other I am not sure since I found this piece of paper with my scraps ( got to figure out a way to name them).

I hope you will joy us over the BookEndz book/craft club. Remember that this month you projects will be entered to a nice prize! New cricut machine, kindle and much more!!! You can also get some extra entries by donating to a very nice cause…literacy!

Come and have fun with us at BookEndz and also at the Greeting Card Challenge over the Outlawz..you just need a little bling ; )

For now I wish you all happy holidays..with a wedding or not..still a very joyful occasion…where for better or worse…makes life more special!!!





Gilli Waitress_SimpleLove~

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his time of the year a lot of us reflect a bit. Sure we need to try to do that everyday…and I think this is a life exercise and we get better as we move along  : ). It was interesting though to see how some of us actually put all those “promises” and make good. The truth is that some people do good deeds and just keep quiet. I like this way : ). But sometimes a life experience can be so big so profound that goes beyond you and your close circle…it can change others lives forever. Why all this talk? A book I read over the BookEndz club. The Invisible Thread. A must read for the young or old. I won’t give the plot…an actuall a true story.

Anyway I will stop here otherwise I will give away. One thing I will share with you is how I was inspired to make my project for Gilli Waitress_SimpleLovethis month’s book club! What inspired me? “ The simple things in life that demonstrate that we care. Do you see what Gilli waitress have over her tray? A brown bag. I will stop here : ).

I colored Gilli using copic markers but added a few tweaks…like the lines on her shirt. I did that by using my copic multiliners. I also used my multi to write the sentiment (Love is a simple thing!).  I cut Gilli by hand plus Martha circular tool. The lovely aqua color background was created bGilli Waitress_SimpleLove ay using chalk inks ( I get mine over Oozak with Rusty).The border was made from Martha Stewart punch plus a  touch of stickles. The swirls are from the Silhouette studio library. The little corner embellishment was made using a cut from the silhouette. I added a cut to both side of my paper and threaded with twine. See the link? LOl. Read the book  Smile. Anyway…the little brown bag was fun to make since I got a big brow bag and cut the paper to make a tiny little one. I added a heart decorated tissue to make volume and also some hearts confetti.Gilli Waitress_SimpleLove bag

I hope you liked the project and will also be able to join us over the BookEndz. My friend Suzanne J. Dean has a sweet prize  this month for the winner and also you can join in to help a cause. Literacy!

See you around super soon!


Keep warm ..in your hear too!





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S icon winteree I told you I would be back soon with a new project Smile. Hi everyone! One more project for the holidays! I went a little bit hands on on this circular card. I had my finger full of glitter and glue LOL..FUN FUN FUN! This card was actually inspired by those deep red poinsettias that we see so much around this time of the year. Aren’t they cheery? I think so too…and guess what I noticed? I noticed that some folks add glitter to them…I am in! lol

My card today is a pretty simple one. A circular card. This baby was fun to make. I simply cut all the circles bases using my Martha Stewart circular cutter. For this card I used Gilli florist rubber stamp…Gilli Florist_CircleHolidayHA! I keep on telling ya..Gilli Stamp is for all seasons…you won’t regret having all of them! You will get a lot from your stamp. Anyway, Gilli was colored with copic markers but I added a few things..a little change in her flower head…I used the stamped flower as a base for my “poinsettia”, it was just a matter of making a little start kind of shape with my deepest red. I also decide to add a colored glitter to make it cheerful.  Another little add on..I adorned her little basket, and made into a Holiday basket just by adding a little holly arrangement. (you can do it too!). Now her little flower bouquet was colored with seasonal colors plus a little stickle…hey, it is the holidays after all lol.

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I guess my favorite part is the tee with the words “Noel” on it. Just by making some very light pleats into the tee under the bust area I manage to give the tee a more dressy look : ). Since it is “kinda” chilli around here, Gilli is using a skin white polka dots long sleeve shirt! Her “hair do” got a little lift too! I added a few extra elastic bands through her braids. Gosh I cannot wait to see what you are all doing with your Gillis!!!

The lace border on the card is a wide punch from Martha Stewart, altered. The velvet bow I made by using a velvet ribbon I got at Mikes. The delicate pearls, this time I did not squooshed them, were made with white liquid pearls.

I hope you will pull out your compass, PB jar top or dust off that cricut cartidge to make a circular card and join us over the Through the Craft room Door Challenge! The prize is sweet as a fruit cake…well much better ; )!

See you soon,




Peace and Love

Gilli Angel_Peace~~

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oday I am sharing with you a little project I made for the current Color me Creative copic challenge. We are to use Creams and golds. Nice combo right? I think it would be super cool if you could join us this month! Beyond the regular prizes CMC, by Suzanne J. Dean is offering a boat load of prizes! Your projects will count as entries for this lovely basket of prize! There are other ways for  you to increase your chances and also make a good deed! By donating to a very special charity that supports literacy! Want to learn more about the super challenge and the charity..drop by CMC!

Gilli Angel_Peace

I will tell you this card was nice to make. I had to challenge myself to pick colors that actually looked gold and cream (if you would like to learn how to color in these tones Suzanne’s classes are great!). I used Gilli Angel for this project. Gilli was colored with copic markers. I have to practice some more on these combos, but on the top of everything I got some goo coming out of my xpress paper..humm. Is this happening with you guys?

Anyway my die cuts are from the silhouette library. Papers from Prima and Melissa Frances. I distressGilli Angel_Peace~ed the edges of my paper and paper frame cut using Distress inks. The big swirl under the bow is a cut made with gold mica paper from PaperTemptress…(it is a beautiful paper). The little pearls, the squished ones too, were made using liquid pearls. All that sparkles, compliments of my heavy hand on stickles lol.

I hope you enjoyed my little golden angel : )…and don’t forget to try on those golds and creams and join us at CMC challenge. We will love to see your project!

See you soon with another project! Happy Holidays everyone!




Let it snow, let it snow!

Gilli Skater_Let it snow~

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oday was a another chilling day…brrrr. The cold get to your bones. I am not a huge fan in dressing in layers…not in my genetic code I think LOL. Too much clothing…I am not wild as go bare foot around (yeah yeah I can still hear my dad’s little voice telling me to put my sandals on lol) but 3 layers of clothing to me is claustrophobic. Don’t laugh I got issues lol. I love winter and love snow…if I only could pull a polar bear through out LOL.

Talking about cold! The new challenge over the Greeting card challenge over the Outlawz is “ LeGilli Skater_Let it snowt it snow!'”. So you are invited to join us and have some fun in our winter wonderland. Hi people from down south who is enjoying the first heat of almost summer…lol. Up here the white stuff is creping on everybody little by little!

I created my winter wonderland using cuts from Silhouette Library. I just drool over this snowflake doily lol. I distressed the edges a little bit with chalk inks…give a little cold feel. Of course snow blings (is that even a word?) so I added a little glamour dust and stickles ( oh yeah I am pulling on the double this winter lol).

Gilli Skater_Let it snow aThe image is Gilli Skater and trust me she is ready to come and do some winter magic with you too! I colored Gilli with copic markers and added a little detail on her corset top. The idea was to create a transparent sparkly lacy top for her costume ( Oh gosh I watch ice skate competition because of the dresses too lol). Papers are from  DCWV and MME. The lovely pearls were made using liquid pearls.

I hope you are somehow keeping warm and having fun indoors! Take some time to look around The Outlawz and join the fun!

See you super soon with another project…huggies!



The magic of light

Mica Lantern by anaRy lit 

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oday I will be sharing with you a little project I had a wonderful time preparing.  I have shared with your my love for lights. Lights can say so much…can express moods so easily. Lights can tell you a story in one little glimpse. It is magical…some lights dance or guide, some cry and others celebrate.  Today I choose to celebrate a gift…your friendship.

I had this project in mind for a little while since I came acrossMica Lantern by anaRy this lovely Mica paper over Paper Temptress store. So I got this lovely golden mica paper that has a lovely metallic sheen and a perfect opacity to make a lantern. The next step was easy, picked super cute shape box from the Silhouette library and cut the paper. Assembly the little box is super easy since the cut pattern has some guides. After assembly the box I added a battery operated flicker candle (Please do not use this with real candles, for sure a fire hazard).

Mica Lantern by anaRy lightThe little lantern was already looking so cute just like so, but since we are talking celebration here I added little bow made with a  gorgeous red velvet ribbon also from PaperTemptress. For a little extra charm a three tiny jingle bells (from SU) and a little paper vine colored with copics (silhouette library die cut). Here you can see how this mica paper has a super nice color (by the way you can find other colors over PT too).

I can see this little project being adapted to all kinds of celebration..don’t you think? Oh, and Mica Lantern by anaRy CUeven if you don’t have a fency shmensy machine to make intricate cuts for you. You can trace a simple pattern and cut with a craft knife, the results and the glow would be just the same! No good hand coordination? Pull your circle punch…a lovely polka dot pattern would be cute too! Let it glow!

Thank you for dropping by! I will be seeing you soon with another brand new project. Till then lots of light your way!




A sassy Santa

Gilli_Sassy Santa~

S icon wintereason…yeap that is the season for me to pull out my glitter stash out and use it without a tiny bit of remorse! LOL. I love the stuff, what can I say? Powder thin or bite size I am in for a little twinkle twinkle in my cards. Yes..I might have been at “the birdcage” in my past life…yes, I meant “at”..not “in”..LOL You will figure it out ; ).

I already shared with you that I love little lights all over the place..so I am in full blown mode thinking on how to adapt them to myGilli_Sassy Santa own environment lol..Oh you just wait lol. For now I will be focusing on making a few holiday cards to share with you. Proof that Gilli can be adapted to fit any season…here she is….Gilli Parisian with her cute little Santa helper outfit..Super Sassy ha? Check it out.

I colored Gilli with copic markers. I added a couple lines to give Gilli outfit a Santa belt.  Smile. In a separate piece of paper I doodled a little Santa hat. After cutting and pasting the hat over Gilli’s head I added some white flocking. I think the flocking gives such a nice touch  ; ). Talking about touch I wished I could rock these shoes LOL.  I made the pattern using copics…and added…stickles..of course :).

Now I was happy to be able to put something that I learn from buddy Wini a few months past..a super cool candy cane border made using score tapes. You can see how here. Lot of inspiration Gilli_Sassy Santa cuover Wini’s blog. I loved how this came out. I used 3 different glitter colors…2 different whites…one is glamour dust ( I loooove this stuff) and a vanilla color that I got as freebie from a British mag. The red was also part of the freebie.

The base for this tall card was created using a design from the silhouette sd library. I added stickles to the lacy cut to give a festive look ( like I need excuses lol). The little pearls are made with Liquid pearls. The die cut tree is also a silhouette library design. I was able to add tiny balls to the tree by using liquid pearls. Last but not least…the paper. My Minds Eyes (Signature Christmas).

I hope you enjoyed this holiday project. I would love i f you could join us for the greeting card challenge over The Outlawz. I am sure with you there the party will be even more special!

See you soon!



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♥♥ New book at BookEndz!! Join us for a little reading a little crafting! You can win some cool stuff!

♥♥ Oh, if you would like to rock some pleats on your images and pull your coloring to the next level…hop to CMC class 5! Gosh you will love the new class with Suzanne!


A very furry Xmas!

Gilli Stroll_XmasTree~

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I there! Are you starting to enjoy the season yet? I hope you are. One of the things I love about this time of the year are the lights. I think there is something special about strolling around by hundreds of little lights adorning tress and paths…makes me so happy! I wish people would keep them throughout the winter. It looks so magical!

Today I will share with you a project that has a story behind it. This project evolved from one idea to another. I will explain. I am participating on the BookEndz  book club, my BFF Suzanne had this genius idea to combine Craft and book reading! Ta-dah! You should come in. It is fun. The last  book was Emily and Gilli Stroll_FurryBuddy~Einstein. Lovely lovely tale. Today is the wrap up party and also the debut for the December book. See perfect timing for you to join (I heard you can in goodiesWinking smile). So this Gilli card started with Gilli strolling with her furry friend Smile…like this…I though the card was lovely and fit the theme of the book  : )…but I kept on thinking about a tree…

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So I had this idea…  I wanted to make a tree…hummm…not flat but with dimension…So why not a ribbon tree!! Now seriously, sometimes I wonder what people think when they learn how long it takes us to make a card lol. So, don’t you think the whole look got a bit more festive ? lol. Now Gilli is partying with my other DT friends from Through the Craftroom Door Room magazine! Gilli Stamps is the current challenge sponsor….SO come  and join us!!!!!!

Gosh I have to confess I loooove getting my fingers glued! Sometimes with all this fancy schmency tools we get now a days…we forget how fun is to work with basics..Scissor, paper and glue!

Gilli Stroll_XmasTree aFor this project I used Gilli Stroll rubber stamp colored with copic markers. The little doggie was done by hand and also colored with copics. I cut the stamped image using Martha circle cutter tool. The edges were inked with 2 tones of chalk ink. Rhinestones from studio G and the candy canes were made by hand using Mikes ribbon.  The cute papers are from My minds Eyes and Studio Calico. Gilli Stroll was stamped on copic Xpress paper.

I hope you will join us for the BooEndz club party and also for the Craftroom Door Room challenge!! See you there and over there too lol (I just killed the grammar…again lol). By the way…if you  enjoyed the coloring on this project and would like to learn how to color pleats and  some cool fur join Color me Creative Class 5 by Suzanne J Dean! This class is a blast!!!!



This & That

Gilli Stroll, Copic markers, Copic Multiliners, Copic Xpress paper, My Minds Eyes Paper, Studio Calico Paper, Twine, Ribbons, Rhinestones by Studio G, Swirls (Silhouette sd library), candy canes (handmade using wire ribbon from Michaels).


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♥. Gilli Store will be opening soon! Stay in touch! You don’t want to miss this opening Winking smile.

♥.♥. Color me creative Class DVDs NOW AVAILABLE! If you liked and had a load of fun with Suzanne’s color me creative on line classes, now you can own and watch them anytime in DVDs! Drop by CMC and  order today!

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