Apr 1, 2014


One of the newest releases at the Fitztown store is the Easter Collection. This is a super cute collection of bunnies and spring time images! Be sure to hop on over and check out all the images available here.
In order to play along and have a chance win the THREE EASTER Images in the BUNNY BLOG HOP, be sure to follow these rules:
(Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!)
- Be/become a follower of Fitztown Challenge Blog (FCB).
- Leave a comment on original Bunny Blog Hop post at FCB.
To win the FREEBIE, we will randomly draw a name from all comments left on the DT's personal blogs. So be sure to visit each blog and leave some bunny love!
The deadline for comments is 12:01 am CST Satruday April 5th.

HOP on over to these blogs...
Ivette (you are here)
Hope you don't forget to leave a comment here and on Fitztown's Challenge Blog
Enjoy the rest of the Bunny Blog Hop!
I created this tag for Fitztown's Bunny Hop.  It is always fun working with Fitztown's images.
The making of this tag began with distressing the edges all around the tag with Tim Holtzs Distressor tool.  I then used the following Distress ink pads.
spun sugar, dusty concord, black soot, broken china.
Copic Pens used on the image were:
G40, G99, VOOO, V06, V12
R81, YR12, YR18, YR24, YR65,
E000, E95, E91
CO,C1, C2

I then used a honey comb stamp and a stamp with the words, Happy Easter.  Liquid applique by Mavy was used on the tail, heated with a heat gun and watched it puff up.  Can't really tell on this photo.  Tiny Pom Poms by Creatology can be found at Michaels.  I placed then to appear as easter eggs.  Twirled some wire and placed it on the bunny's hands. 
Hope you like it!  Don't forget your next hop should be at Judy's blog. 

Mar 22, 2014


Hello everyone, I'm back with another  mixed media canvas project using the beautiful images of Fitztown.
I began by prepping the canvas with gesso then using Distress Ink, Aged Mahogany, some black Dreamweaver Embossing paste to create the word, Dare with a Plaid/Folk Art  stencil.  The TCW 6x6 Mini Birds of a Feather stencil was done by using Momento's Tuxedo Black ink pad. 

The image was printed and colored with my Copic pens (RV09, RV34, RV69, RV81, RV91, YR61, Y02, G12, G21, E78, E95) and a Gelly glitter pen.  She was then cut out and placed on a Making Memories picture frame that I've had for quite some time now.   

The branches are from Jolees Stickers.  The bird is from Paper House's 3D stickers.

 I also used a TCW 6x6 Stencil Mini Chicken Wire with a Brilliance ink pad, Moonlight White.  I delicately placed burgundy rhinestones by Recollections on the center of most of the flowers.  I also added a small green pearl on the bird as an eye.
Hope you enjoy my project and by all means, if you have any questions I will gladly answer. 
Thanks again and hop on over to the fitztownchallengeblog.blogspot.com if you haven't been there yet and check out their images at Fitztown.com.
Thanks again!

Feb 22, 2014


Hey guys!  Here with you to share my challenge #24 piece.
I purposely used image #6 from the Fitztown store because this past Monday, Feb. 17th I lost one of my best friends.  He is sorely missed and my heart is broken...
I began with a gessoed 10x8 canvas, used my Distress Ink, Broken China for the background, sealed it with Mod Podge.  I used my Copic pens, gray tones and a Copic Multiliner.
 I used vellum paper to cut out his wings with Tim Holtz's Layered Angel Wings die.  A halo created with thin gold wire.   
Jolee's white doves added to the sides of his name which is from TH's Newsprint Alphas.
I used ribbon with paw prints and stitched it down along the bottom of the frame using burgundy thread.  A cloud with plastic doves I had laying around.  A tennis ball by his foot is from Jolee's Stickers.  I finished the canvas by adding TH's Corners which I colored black with my Copic pen.

Hope you play along on all of Fitztown's Challenges.
Did I inspire you?  Hope so!
Have fun playing!
In Memory of my beloved Friend, Anakin...
May the force be with you...


Hello bloggers, here with another fun project.  I used this neat Fitztown's image that I colored with my Copic, Multiliner and Spica Pens.
I began by covering the canvas with a light coat of gesso.  Then I used my Distress Inks, Spiced Marmalade and Peacock Feathers.

  I printed out music sheets of a favorite song called, "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars.  This fairy was feeling her groove.
 I used Mod Podge (glossy) to glue the music sheets down onto the canvas.   I also used a 6x6 template by TCW, Mini Gears.  I hand drew music notes throughout the canvas with my Copic Multiliner 0.05 (blk).   Added some jewelry pieces as studs on top of the canvas, as well as two bows and buttons on both sides of the upper corners.

 For the wings I used Tim Holtz's Die, Layered Wings and cut them out of transparency.  I colored them with my Copic pens.

I had a blue piece of a beaded chain and placed it around her.

 Some TH Mini Gears were dabbed in Patina.
The rocks are Spring Fillers by Ashland that I purchased at Michaels.  They come in various colors.  The song title were from TH's Alpha. 
  Hope I've inspired you and jump started your creative juices!  
Don't forget to visit the Fitztown's store and don't miss out on their Challenges.
 Have fun!

Feb 20, 2014

"The Rainbow Bridge"

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass. When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. The old and frail animals are young again. Those who are maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other.
There is only one thing missing. They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth. So each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up!
The nose twitches! The ears are up! The eyes are staring! And this one suddenly runs from the group! You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again and again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...
— Author Unknown


His name was Anakin, he was 15 y.o. and on April 7th he would have made 16.  Anakin was a Labrador Retriever and a true loyal friend.


    Here he is the same day we got, him sleeping in my husband's arms like an Angel.  He truly was and Angel. 
    Here he is with a Beanie of a black dog.  I've had this picture on my dresser for quite some time.  You can see Sydney's paws to the right.  She mothered him. 
    I got Anakin from Honeybrook, Pa. while visiting my brother Martin.  My nieces Eden & Moriah wanted to go see these puppies they saw in the local paper.  So off we went to "see" the puppies.  

    Once we got there, we saw this burly, biker type of guy approach us on a ATV.  He then turned to the back of the ATV and out of a box he pulled out this cute little puppy by the nape that was covered with ticks and fleas all over his face and so dirty.   
     Obviously, he was not being taken care of.  So It took him,  I just wanted to get him out of there.
     His last meal that I prepared for him, chicken and rice. 
     My nieces were ecstatic that I took him.  We headed back to the house to clean him up.  He was so cute!   My intentions were to give him to another niece, Basia for her 4th bday if I remember correctly.  But, Basia's daddy did not approve.  I took him home to find him a good home.  He got along well with my Golden Retriever named Sydney (after actor, Sydney Portier).  I found a home for him, but I decided to keep the little guy.  I knew I could give him a good home.
    I couldn't kiss him enough...
    He turned out to be a great dog and an awesome friend.   I took along Leia, my 5 y.o. white German Shepherd to keep Anakin calm. 
     I've been mourning Anakin for quite some time... 
     I bought the exact same Beanie toy and a Star Wars blanket with his name on it.  The toy will be cremated with him and the blanket I donated to the hospital. 
    We both sat on the blanket, I laid him across my legs as I massaged and kissed him one last time and told him how much I loved him... 
    My heart still aches....   

     Come on Big Boy... Let's go for a walk...
    Justice, Ebony, Britni, Sydney and Mom are waiting for you...
    I will be there soon...
    Luke 12:6
    "Five sparrows sell for two coins of small value, do they not?  Yet not one of them goes forgotten before God."
    (Scriptures that my brother Martin sent me when he received the news).
    I love you Big Boy!