Tuesday, December 7, 2010

And the Winner is................

I thank each and every one of you that took the time to stop by my blog and post! I am totally shocked with all the new followers and all the wonderful comments. I loved reading why you liked to craft and have to agree with the most .....meeting and sharing ideas with awesome people who may become awesome friends!

And now to the winner.....chosen randomly by

(I tried to copy and paste the random box but without success. He chose number 26.)



Again, I thank each and every one for playing along with me. After the holidays, I will be offering another prize for reaching 150 followers!

Hugs to all and God Bless!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Birthday to my blog!!! CLOSED

I cannot believe it has been a year since I started making cards and blogging! I want to thank each of my followers for such awesome support. I am offering a chance to win this candy. If you would like a chance, just leave me a comment stating what you like best about crafting. On December 1st, I will randomly draw the winner and post on my blog who won. I hope you all have a wonderful day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BLOG!!!

May God bless each and every one in a very special way this month!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Birthday to my brother

In a private challenge, we were to create a card for a male and it had to include a tree (trees). Since my brother's birthday is this month, it didn't take me long to decide who my card would be for. I chose the cute little moose and sentiment from Dollar Stamps. I used the MS tree border punch and dug thru my old Costco pile of papers and chose what I thought might work well for my brother. Three of the ladies decided to add our own little challenge by using the sketch from 2S4Y. I had a lot of fun making this card and can't wait to see what my challenge buddies have done as well.

Challenges I am entering:


Cards for Men-animals

2 Sisters-Birthday

Cute Card Thursday- anything goes

Pixie Dust- men

Little Red Wagon-do it in 3's.......3 rows of trees

Crafty Catz- spots and stripes

Fresh Brewed-2 or more dp

Crafty Card Makers- stitching

Thanks for stopping by! God Bless!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Altered calendar

I saw the little two year planners offered from Michael's for just one dollar and immediately thought of my sister-in-law. She dutifully keeps track of everything and I know she would love this. I knew I could not alter it with too many 3-D effects and still have it fit into the plastic protective cover. So, I chose to use my littlest roses. I took several apart to create matching buds. I used the little Tilda stamp holding eggs but replaced the eggs with roses as my sil also loves roses. I then added one of my favorite verses to the front. I think this verse is also very accurate for a day planner! And of course, there just has to be a little bling so added stickles here and there. My sil also keeps a daily journal so am going to alter one to go with this if I can.

here it is with the plastic cover.
Challenges I am entering this in are:

Fussy and Fancy-sketch

Creative Stamps-favorite stamps....I do love my Mags!

Fairy Fun Fridays-make your own flowers

Aly's Sunday- music

Magnolia Down Under-make your own embellishments

Catch the Bug- anything goes

Thank you for stopping by and God bless you!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Twins' Card

I quickly threw this card together last night so I can get the ornaments mailed off. The shower is the 6th so bet I will already be late with getting things there. I think right now, with everything going on tho, I am happy to just be getting it mailed. lol I made a pocket on the top inside for the gift card and then searched for a nice Twin poem. After getting it all glued it dawned on me that they have not been "birthed" yet so had to change that a little. lol I do hope the mom and dad will like the ornaments as this card too. Challenges I am entering:

The Sweet Stop
- sketch

The Crafty Pad- sewing

Delightful Challenges
- sewing

Cards for Men- anything goes as long as it is male

Crafty Cardmakers- sewing

Craft Your Passion- anything

Musings on Art- blue

Ellephantastic- blue

My Time To Craft
-quick and cute

Anything Goes- letter, boys, baby......

Thanks so much for stopping by. God Bless.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ribbon Spool Ornament

I am in an ornament swap with two other ladies. We are to make each other a Christmas ornament to exchange on Dec. first. I am just playing around with a few ideas to see what I can come up with. This little one is made from a ribbon spool. I colored the image with pencils then cut him out with a nesties along with the matching scalloped nestie. ( cut a second set out for the back also but no image.......just a place to sign the ornament.) I then used the circle nestie to cut out the center of the red one and inserted a "Shake it" shaker box pouch. I painted red stickles on the scalloped edges and then used green stickles to decorate. Of course there is Icicle stickles on the image too......just gotta love that bling! I added the green bead string around the center edge to accent that some. I used a leaf punch and a snowflake punch topped with a prima rose. Added a bit more stickles to them and a few plastic snowflakes on top and called it done. This one is just my proto type but if I choose to use it for the swap, the two I make the ladies will have Dianmond Dust inside so it will be a shaker box. I would like some honest comments on this as I do not want to give the ladies something that looks too cheap. Thanks for any critique you can offer.

Challenges I am entering hoping for good honest criticism:

Incy Wincy-anything goes

Crafty Purple Frog- anything goes

A Spoon Full of Sugar- relish to embellish

Fussy and Fancy-winter

Wee Memories- free for all

Pollycraft-its chill time

Critter Sketch-Christmas

Thank you for stopping by and thank you even more if you left me a comment! God Bless You!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Twin's ornaments

My nephew is having twin boys! I made the gift card tins into ornaments and made the inside a place to add a couple photos depicting their first Christmas. I thought that these little keepsake tins might be a nice gift......anyway I am hoping. I didn't want to make them exactly the same but did want them to be alike. I used the little bear stocking stamp from Bildmalarna and cut the little fellows apart. They were the perfect size for working with these tins. I hope the parents will like this attempt at making a keepsake ornament for their new little ones.

Challenges I am entering them in:

OSAAT- baby....twins.....first Christmas......lots to celebrate here!

Quixotic Inspirations- Christmas

Aud Sentiments- baby sentiment

Southern Girls- glitter

Peachy Keen- wrap it up (gift card holder)

Sweet Stamping -anything but a card

2 Sisters
- anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Altered Caddy

A friend and I decided to take a shopping trip this past weekend just to have a little get-away. She had not been out of town for over a year so figured it was about time. We went to Boise for a weekend of shopping and I came across two of these ugly caddies and thought I would try my hand at altering. I have never altered too much and it is something I have wanted to try. Besides, I have a ton of cards now after a year of creating them, I figure it is time I move on to something else. So, here is the beginning object.

I had a hard time trying to decide just what to do with it but started by removing the plate off the front. I wanted this to be for someone other than a mom. lol I then decided to go with a more distressed feel instead of bright and cheery. Several years ago I purchased a tote full of paper from Costco. While at Costco, I thought they were just gorgeous and such a great bargain. Upon bringing them home, I decided they were not all that great and have not used hardly any. Once again I am trying to use things out of my stash so out comes this unused pile of neglected papers. I am still not too fond of them but chose three to use anyway. I thought this little Hanglar stamp was perfect for such a caddy. I also used some "melted" flowers along with some newly purchased ones. I did buy the Tim Holtz bookplates while in Boise but that is the only new things I used so mostly keeping to my "use stash" vow. With all that said, here is the finished caddy.

Challenges I hope this qualifies for are:

The Sisterhood of Crafters-color combo brown, blue and cream

ABC Christmas- U- under the tree

Moving Along with the Times-anything but a card

Pollycraft Monday- Anything goes

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle-Open theme

Flourishes-Beauty of the gift

Creatalicious- colors-pink, brown and green

Lots to Do- vintage

Other Lovelies-Embellishments

Sarah Hurley- flowers.....Thanks so much Lisa for the reference! Hugs to you.

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless you!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween at Lexi's!

Lexi has some wonderful new Halloween stamps and we all got to play with the new ones! I chose little Vampire bear for my card. I had a lot of fun thinking of ways to use stash up on this one. All the paper is at least a year old. The bat stickers and spider are even older. As I was rummaging thru everything, I found some Halloween rubons so decided to add a web to the lower corner. This is the first time I think I used a rubon on a card. The little candy corn charms are a couple years old as well as the bread tie "Happy". Then to top it all off I cut out the "Halloween" from the confetti package label. And as most always, I had to add a little stickles here and there as well as a few pearls. Please come over and join our "Spooky" challenge at Lexi's Creations!


Stamping and Scrapping- Halloween and I used Shimmerz that I bought from Cindy

Paper Sundaes
- something from your stash....this card is almost completely from old stash! lol

Stamp Something
- celebrate

Aud Sentiments- Halloween sentiment

Stamping for the Weekend- Autumn inspiration

Stamptacular Sunday- Layer it on (at least 5 layers)

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle
- anything goes

Cowgirl's Sunday- Anything goes

One Stitch at a Time- Spooky Halloween

Creative Cottage- bling it on

Sarah Hurley- All sewn up

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Craftalicious Autumn color challenge

The challenge from Craftalicious for this fortnight is Autumn. I chose to use this darling little clown from CC Designs. I thought he needed a little paint on his face so gave him a little makeup. lol I also vowed to dig deep into my stash and get a few things used so out came the sequin pumpkins, metal BOO and the web and spider stickers. (not to mention the beads that were from way back over 20 years ago when I was into jewelry making. lol) Of course I had to add a little stickles and a few pearls to finish it off.

The challenges I am entering are:

Bunny Zoe's- sketch

Stamping Scrapping- anything

Delightful Challenges- Sparkle

Sundays With Crissy- sparkle and shine (not eligible to win)

Crazy 4 Challenges- Bring on the bling....used glitter, sequins, beads, pearls and shiny ribbon.

Creative Belli-B themed embellies....Boo, beads, black...

Stamps R Us- Halloween

-Happy Haunting

Sarah Hurley- Autumn

Stamp Something-Fall colors

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless each and everyone one of you!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Biddy Buddies challenge!

A couple of wonderful friends along with a couple of wonderful relatives joined me (now known as the Biddy Buddies) in a joint challenge. It was so fun. We chose the theme of a Thanksgiving card. Then we drew names to see what each would send to the other four......Bev sent the sketch, April sent paper, Barb and Tauna sent embellishments. I was chosen to send a stamped image. No one really knew what the others would chose other than the subject. We were then required to use what they sent. We were allowed to add whatever else we would like to. I hope the others enjoyed this as much as I did. It was so fun to see just how each made such fabulous creations with the exact items. We are hoping to make it a monthly challenge just for our own amusement. lol Thanks to each of you beautiful ladies for the fun! Hugs to you all.

I am entering these challenges:

Stamping Vacation- use a leaf

My time to Craft
- Jeweled...Barb sent the leaves with rhinestones

Creative Belli- "B" embellishments.......Barb sent a tiny star brad that I added to her necklace

Incy Wincy- Fall colors

Creative Card Crew-Autumn

Paper Sundaes-Fall colors

Stamping Sisters in Christ-Autumn colors

Creative stamp- Autumn

A Spoon Full of Sugar- Autumn colors

Stamp Magic - Autumn colors

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Bev and I yet again challenged each other with the wonderful sketch from Secret Crafter Saturday. I chose to make another Christmas card in hopes of getting a little jump start but so far it is a very very very little start. lol I just love magnolia stamps so it was fun to work on this card. At first it was just going to be a vintage effect but in the end I just had to add stickles. lol I also used liquic pearls on her cap and cuffs.

Other challenges I am entering:

Cutie Stampers-glitter

Totally Gorjuss-flowers

Paper Sundaes-use at least 3 embellishments....ribbon, flowers, stickles, sewing, inking, distressing

Craft Your Days Away- girly and glitter

Fussy and Fancy-Christmas colors

Aly's Sunday- sparkle and glitter


The Stamp Man-distressing

Stamping Sisters in Christ-sewing

Scrappekammeret- anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please come again anytime. God Bless.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Monkeying around at Fairy Dust Crafts

Lexi is very busy getting her store set up as well as very busy making new stamps for us to play with! When I saw this fun little fellow I knew I just had to get him made up. I think you should all hurry over and see what all she has to offer at Fairy Dust Crafts! I made the flowers by using my embossing gun to melt them. I had fun making this card and just love the monkey! I chose the green with gold and a little orange as seems to fit the season! Thanks so much Lexi.

I am entering this little guy in a few challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room-tags

Beary Scrap Design-sketch

Anything Goes-Autumn colors

Allsorts- Autumn colors

Stamp Magic- Autumn colors

Catch the Bug- Autumn colors and sewing

A Spoon Full of Sugar-animal

Paper Cutz-tags

Everybody Art- handmade flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by and may God richly bless you all!

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Challenge for Craftalicious-Thank You

Today I got to choose the theme for out challenge at Craftalicious and I chose "Thank You". Stitchy Bear Stamps is our sponsor again this time. I had printer problems last time they sponsored and could not use the digi stamp they so generously provided, so I have use her this time....Little Miss Wings. I saw a card on someones blog and cannot now remember where, so am sorry to not be able to say thanks for the tutorial on making a "flip" card. I really like how the card turned out and will probably make more.

Challenges I am entering are:

Totally Stampalicious- flowers

Craft Your Passion- recipe of lace and at least one flower

Stamptacular Sunday- distressed

Fab N Funky-" What'eva"

A Pocket Full of Posies- floral fantasy

Your Next Challenge
-anything goes

Creative Stamp Friends-distressing

CES-Floral frenzy

Gingersnap- punches

Creatalicious- vintage

Now, I know we all have at least someone special in out lives that could use a "thank you" so please come join us for another wonderful Craftalicious challenge! We love seeing all the wonderful creations you make!

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Stampavie Lil Mouse Christmas card

I am trying to get a few Christmas cards done early so here is another one. I chose the little sleeping mouse from Stampavie because I think he is just too cute! I chose the sketch from Sketch Saturday. I thought it would be fun to make a hinged card out of the sketch and I am happy with the outcome.

Other challenges I am entering are:

Pile it On- layers

Paper Sundaes-mixed mediums....I colored with copics, water color pencils and plain colored pencils then added shimmerz to areas

Cowgirl's Sunday- anything goes

Stamp Scrap and Doodle- Christmas

Totally Stampalicious- Paper flowers.....gotta love the roses! lol

Whoopsi Daisy- pile on the flowers

Totally Paper Crafts-charms

ABC- charms

Stamp Something- cute

Thanks for stopping! God Bless!

Flower Power for Lexi's

Our challenge this time if Flower Power! Craft Brulee was kind enough to send us flowers from her Etsy store to use. I think you should go over and see her beautiful creations! Lexi has created some wonderful sentiments also and we were to use the flowers and a sentiment for this challenge. Please come play with us at Lexi's and join in all the flower fun!

Challenges I entered:

Stamptacular Sunday-distressed

Stamping for the Weekend-shabby or vintage

Bunny Zoe's-vintage


Dutch Dare-vintage summer

WhoopsiDaisy- flowers

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hugs to each one of you!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Flurry of Love

Again Bev and I played together and I made this card for our challenge for today. We chose the sketch from Lily of the Valley because we both just really liked it! I just received my new stamps and couldn't wait to use the little darlings! The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

I am entering it in the following challenges as well as the LOTV for the sketch:

PaperPlay- stitching

Moving Along With the Times-stitching

CES- flowers

Crafty Creations- White plus 1

Crafts and Me- Gems and Sparkle

Wild Orchid- Sparkle

Paper Sundaes-Christmas

Creative Inspirations-Christmas

Sweet Stampin
'- Winter Wonderland

Thanks so much for visiting. Please come again and God bless you!

Happy Bird-day

Bev and I finally got a little play time today so we challenged each other starting with the sketch from Flutter By Wednesday. I just love this image from Karen's Doodles and had a lot of fun making this card.

Other challenges I am entering it it are:


Stamp Something-something cute.....I think this image is just adorable!

Penny's- birthday

Stamp Insanity- birthday

Challenge up Your Life- birthday

Fab'n'Funky-Material (ribbon)

Creative Cottage- celebrations

ABC- C is for charm.....butterfly

Pocket Full of Posies
- winged things

Cupcake Craft - digi image

S2G- animals with flock or little birdy has feathers!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.
God Bless!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Purple, Green and Some Odd Girl!

The challenge at Craftalicious this time is a color challenge brought to you by our very talented Tasha! Some Odd Girl is our sponsor this time and they were so nice to let us choose an image to use. I chose Kody since I have 9 grandsons and not too many boy stamps! I think this little fellow really has some attitude and just loved working with him. Could not really think of a good sentiment that I could use until I found this celebrate stamp hiding in my stash. The crocheted flower was given to me by my good scrapping buddy in Indiana! I added the metal flower along with a crystal in the center.

The challenges I am entering him in are:

Paper Sundaes-sketch

Stampalicious- textures I figure with ribbon, embossed papers, crocheted flower with metal center as well as wire additions and charms, I have used at least two textures.

City Crafter- I see stars

The Shabby Tea Room- Metal and photo.....went with stripes and a little green. Charms, center of flower and little black squiggles are metal.

One Stitch at a Time- say it with shapes

Stampin' for the Weekend- anything goes

Aud Sentiments- anything goes

CRAFT- Milestones, Birthdays-anything goes

Papertake Weekly- 3-2-1..... I used 3 pieces of ribbon, 2 charms, and one flower

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please come join the fun at Craftalicious!

hugs and God bless you all!

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Christmas card for the season!

I am so sorry I am late with the posting today! Here is my card for Lexi's this time. I decided I better get started on a few Christmas cards and love Sammy the Snowman so started with him.

While I was checking out some of my favorite blogs I came across the tutorial on making this "Funky Fold" card and loved it. Thanks Cheryl for posting it! Funky Fold.

Challenges I am entering in are:

Creative Cottage- Christmas

Creative Inspirations- Christmas

The Crazy Challenge- Christmas

The Pink Elephant- Ribbon and Sparkles

Stamping Vacation- Pick 3....I chose 1. glitter, 2. bit of blue or hand (lol) snowman, and 3. Metal

Stamping Vacation- NO NO brads or eyelets

hugs to all,

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I Miss You

Here is another challenge my niece and my scrapping buddy are doing. We decided on the sketch and then went from there. lol I am so glad and thank God constantly for these two wonderful women in my life.

A Spoonful of Sugar-sketch

A Pocket Full of Posies- glitter

The Crafty Pad- Glitz and Glitter

Crafty Creations- winged things and Z fold card

Flutter By Wednesdays- open

Secret Crafter Saturday- girly

Pixie Dust Studio-Pretty in Pink

Magical Monday- Pink and white

Stamp Something- Fairytale something

Delightful challenges- Dots and Stripes as well as an insect

OLLCB- Spots and Dots

Simon Says Stamp- Things with wings

Scrappy Frogs
- a stitch in time

Thank you so much for stopping by. May God richly bless you all. HUGS!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Handmade flowers for Craftalicious!

Please come play along with us this week where Gina chose the challenge for handmade flowers. The three pink ones are the ones I made for this challenge. They are several silk flowers that I heated with the embossing gun until they melted a little. I then put four melted globs together with a brad in the center and melted them once again. I added a little Shimmerz and Blingz to them. Flowers are so fun to make and there are so many different ways to make them so hurry on over and join us at Craftalicious for some fun!!! You just might win the awesome prize from our sponsor......Stitchy Stamps! They were so kind and gave the DT images to work with but my printer doesn't want to play with me anymore so could not use their stamp. :-(

Other challenges for this little Hanglar cutie are:

Everybody Art- sketch- I rotated it.

Little paper shop- colors

The Crafty Pad- vintage

Anything Goes- punches

Paper Play and Dutch Dare- anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Paper Piecing for Lexi's

This week we have a fantastic challenge at Lexi's Creations! Paper piecing!!! This has been a favorite technique of mine when I was making scrapbooks! I choose little Lilly to cut all to pieces and then put back together! lol She is such a sweet image and I had fun working with all her layers. The sentiment stamp is from "My Heart Stamps for You" from Stamp and Create.

The sketch is from The Sweet Shop.

Other challenges I am entering little Lilly in are:

ABC Design- paper piecing

Colour Create-pink, chocolate and white

Papertake Weekly- cutie patootie

Stamp Something- flowers

Cowgirl Sundays- anything goes

Daring Cardmakers
- layers

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless You!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Wedding card

When I saw the sketch at Lily of the Valley this week, I just wanted to play along. lol I decided to use my new stamp I just got from them and this is the result. I had a lot of fun trying to figure it all out. In my mind it was real pale blue and white but once I got it inked and together it was not quite as pale and pretty and my mind had visioned it. Of course my mind seems to think I have much more talent than I do because it is always lying to me about how things will turn out. lol

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by.

Other challenges I am entering are:

Blog-a-Doodle- blue, Sparkle and embossing

Creative Craft- here comes the bride

Totally Gorgeous- Congrats

Sweet Stamping- vintage

Fairy Fun Fridays- lace

Creative Cottage
- touchy feely.


Stamp Something- Flowers

Cowgirl Sundays-anything goes

Creative Inspirations- anything goes

Glitterbabe-sewing as well as bling and glitter

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Chef Hamish for my brother!

When I saw the fun challenge over at the Sugar Bowl, I knew I had to dig out little Chef Hamish and make a card. They have a wonderful sketch along with an added extra of "blue" on your creation. I don't know why he looks so pale in the photo because he has lots of color in person. I made this for my youngest brother who thinks my cards are so wonderful! lol

Other challenges Hamish is entering are:

Crafty Creations- sweet or happy....I think Hamish is a really sweet little chef and this is a happy happy birthday card! lol


Mami Doodles- anything goes

Practical Scrappers- stash at least a year old.....I have had the birthday charms for nearly 5 years!

Creatalicious- 3D

Crazy Challenge- boys will be boys

Creative Cottage- texture

Alphabet- M is for men

Digi Doodle- anything goes!

Pollycraft- Birthday

Color Throwdown- colors: Marina mist, wild wasabi and not quite navy

Thanks to each and everyone for stopping by. God bless!

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Craftalicious "Happy Birthday"

Our challenge this time at Craftalicious is "Birthday" chosen by Carly! Karen's Doodles are our wonderful sponsor this time and they were so kind to let us each choose an image to use!

My niece turned 50 today! Several months ago my sister-in-law and I were trying to convince her that 50 is not that bad and told her all the benefits of being 50! (which seem to escape me at the moment. lol) Anyway, when I saw this ostrich at Karen's Doodles, I just knew I had to make her a card to help usher in this wonderful milestone. To make it even better, I called her to wish her a happy birthday and she said she was not really having one this year. Then she said that getting older was for the birds. I almost lost it on the phone because she has not received my card yet. Happy Birthday Dear Tauna! You know I love you!!!

I also just noticed this is my 100th post on my blog!!! I want to thank all the people who work so hard creating the challenges !!! I also want to thank all the sponsors that so generously support the challenges with their wonderful donations! I cannot believe how much my life now depends on my "play time" and how you all have become a part of who I am! It is so much fun to just come here and get away from the everyday things and enjoy the company of friends that enjoy the same hobbies! To each and every one......THANKS!

I hope you all will come and show us your Birthday creations!!!

Of course I have got to enter this in a few challenges!!!

Quirky Crafts- sketch

Party Time- anything Birthday

Stamping for the Weekend- Recipe-3 dps, 2 flowers, one ribbon and charms (wondered about the flowers since I used more than 2, but then saw some of the DT did too! lol)

Kah-Wink-E-Dink - hoping Tuana sees this as funny! lol

Order of the Opus Gluei-Make something to make someone smile....hope it does!

One Stop Craft-Monochrome

Stampavie and More- anything goes

Tuesday Throwdown- stitching

For Fun Challenges- Favorite coloring technique....... I just got some watercolor pencils and am loving using my Dove markers with them. Of course I have to add some glimmer with my pearls chalks too!

Dare U 2 Digi- stitching

The Crazy Challenge- It's hip to be Square


Stamp Something- Digital

Paper Sundaes and Shelly's - lots of layers, Bee Crafty and Creatalicious- 3D .....not only do I have lots of layers on the card, but the ostrich is four layers himself.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hugs to each and all and may God richly bless you!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Get well Bill!

My nephew had surgery on a broken leg several months ago and it did not heal and he had to undergo another surgery last week. I made him this little card just to let him know I am thinking of him and praying for this surgery to work.

The sketch is from the Pixie Cottage who also challenged us to make a window.

Other challenges are:

Stampin'B's -Polka dots

AiFactory- use green

Cute Card Thursday, Easy Craft Projects, and Fresh Brewed- summer...even if this is a get well card I think it really showcases summer fun.

Creative Inspirations
- oldest thing in your stash....the ribbon has been packed away for several years and I just unpacked a bunch of ribbon last week. Not sure how long I have had it but it has been a while.

Ann's Creative Nook- Anything goes

Digi Doodle Shop- Texture

Order of the Opus Gluei- make someone smile....hope this does!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Anniversary Mom and Pop!!!!

Today is my parents anniversary. I made this card for them and my Pop really loved it. He even started bragging to his eldest sister about my cards. That was so mind blowing since my husband never compliments anything. In fact he dislikes the scrapbooks I have made and thinks my hobby of card making is a waste of time. Funny how it only takes one person that says something nice to make your day a little brighter! The way my Pop carried on made every minute I have ever spent on making cards worth it all.

The challenges I am entering are:

Just us Girls- sketch

Artful Inkables- sewing

Pile it On- Favorite parents are two of my favorite things! lol I also love this stamp and coloring with watercolor pencils is well on it way to being one of my favorite techniques.

Stampavie and More- Sparkling

Alota Rubber-Inside Out

Fairy Fun Friday- Anything goes

Cowgirl's Sunday-Scallops and Embellishments

Creative Inspirations- On the Move .........nice stroll for the old folks! lol

Creative Craft
-Summer thinking 47 years of celebrating a July anniversary sums up Summer loving not to mention taking a little walk with a fresh bouquet.

Thanks so much for stopping by. God Bless you all.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Little Cutie for Craftalicious!

Craftalicious has a wonder challenge this week!!! Tracy chose "CUTE" when she sent out these little images from Crafty Sentiments. I had a lot of fun deciding just what to do with her. I went through my daughter's old stamps that she had as a child and found the ribbon-lace stamp. I was excited when I actually stamped it and cut it out to see that she fit in so nicely. Am anxious to use it on more sitting sweeties when time permits. I also was happy to use another of my buddies crocheted flowers....thank you so much April! I love them. I even used two little crocheted ones I made.

The challenge from Cowgirl's Sunday inspired the papers I chose to many different colors!

Other challenges I am entering are:

KL Stampin' N Scrappin' -sketch

Whimsical Wednesdays - summer

Papertake Weekly- in stitches

Creative Craft- stamp it up

Dutch Dare- flower inspiration

Shabby Tea Room- hot pink, bright green and cool tourquoise

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hurry on over and join the fun challenge at Craftalicious!!! We would love to see your beautiful creations!

God Bless!

Monday, June 28, 2010

"Butterfly Kisses" for Lexi's Creations

The challenge at Lexi's Creations is 3-D. I chose to use the little fairy Butterscotch for this card. I layered her mat as well as herself and then popped her wing. The flower in the center is one I made from melting other synthetic flowers. This is my first use of Flower Soft and I had fun experimenting with it. It is also my first time painting with Shimmerz and Blingz. I painted her dress with Shimmerz and painted on her wings and the melted flower with Blingz. I added a little stickles on the border and the center of the background flowers as well as her shoes. I used a MS bprder punch and my nessties also.

I hope to see lots of you join us at Lexi's for this fun challenge!

I am entering it in the following challenges:

Everybody Art- pink and green

Kah-Wink-E-Dink - Free for all ....kick off to summer....can't think of anything like butterflies to remind me of summer!

Cooking it up with Katie- Make or alter an embellishment, add sparkle and use a die cut.

Crafty Creations- sparkle

Whimsical Wednesdays
- Summer

Fab n Funky- Sewing

Flutter By Wednesdays- fluttery creation

I thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog! May God bless you!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Monochrome for Craftalicious

This is my first attempt at intentionally making a monochromatic card. It was fun trying to decide which color to choose and then what to do with it after choosing! lol I chose my image to start with and decided she needed to be done in blues. This sweet stamp comes from the Pixie Cottage Hannah collection. I decided to also try to use my embossing folders that at one point I thought I could not live without but never seem to use! I used a little flower one for the bottom piece of white cardstock and and the twig one for the upper piece. I do wish they showed up better in the they do in person! I wanted some bling to her so after composing the card, I went back and painted Blingz on different areas including all the flowers and lace. I colored the little dragonfly with Smooch and then added a little Blingz to him too.

Challenges I am entering are:

Creatalicious - sketch

Creative Inspirataions- Monochome

Cuttlebug Spot, Flourishes, and Cardvarks- embosssing

A Spoon Full Of Sugar and Quirky Crafts summer

Crafty Creations- Stitching

Whimsical Wednesdays and Pals Paper Arts - summer

Meljen's-fiber, ribbon or lace

Charisma Cardz- bling

The Treehouse- favorite tool. Not too sure how to show off my ATG so am going with my Cuttlebug. I used it to do the embossing folders as well as cut the stem swirls for the flower.

Challenge up Your Life- little critter and bling (thought my little dragonfly is a good little critter!)

One Stitch at a Time- celebrate something.....I am celebrating my first ever monochome card! lol

I thank each and everyone for stopping by my blog!
God Bless each of you.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Old McDonald had a Farm!

I fell in love with the little animal stamp from The Pixie Cottage and just had to have it. And of course I also love Magnolia and Hanglar stamps so this box-card is just some of my favorite things. lol You can see the toy animals in the box part. I had quite a time finding them. Used to see little packages of farm animals everywhere until I wanted some. lol Well I finally found some yesterday so could finish this up. I thought it would be a nice way to let a special little fellow know you were thinking of him.

Challenges I am entering it in are:

Cupcake Craft - one for the boys

Forever Friends- favorite stamp

Incy Wincy Designs- one for the guys

Pollycraft- Sing a song...I have been humming Old McDonald all morning long now! lol

Totally Gorjuss-one for the boys

The Crafty Pad- paper piecing

Polka Doodles - Nursery Rhymes

Thank you so much for stopping by.
hugs and God Bless!