Monday, December 31, 2012

Froggie Birthday card for AI challenge

Nothing like a Banjo slinging frog to wish you a Happy Birthday!  This cute little image is from Eureka Stamps which is one of our sponsors for this challenge.  Limited Runs and QKR are also sponsoring our challenge for "Celebrations/Anything Goes" over at Artistic Inspirations.  

I colored this little guy with colored pencils because I am still learning the fine ability of coloring digis with copics.....and not learning none too fast mind you.  lol  I mounted him on an "Action Wobble" so he also dances as he strums along. The sentiment stamp is from Jusr Right stamps.  I inked the edges and sewed as you can see.  The little music note punches and guitar charm finish it off......I hope.  lol  I have a grandson that likes frogs so am hoping he will like this little dancing fellow if he happens to end up in the grandson's mail box. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  May God bless you all in 2013!  hugs


Crafty Ribbons- blue and green

Dutch Dare- celebrations

Paper Play- out with the old, in with the new ribbon and charm are very old stash, digi stamp  and coloring with just pencils are both new to me.  

Pixie Dust Studios- celebrations

Divas by Design-anything goes

The Paper Shelter- anything goes

Card Crafters Circle- anything goes

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tag challenge for Artistic Inspirations

The challenge this fortnight from Artistic Inspirations is to make a tag or book mark.  We have three wonderful sponsors this time.....QKR, Eureka, and Gingerloft.  I chose to use this tag from Gingerloft.  I think it was a great finish to the front of my book.
This album was made for a swap I am hosting.  We each were to make a mini Christmas album.  We then drew names and Justy will receive mine.  I sure hope she likes what I have made.   The papers are just some odds and ends I had laying around in anticipation of being used.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is cut and stamped from Whimsy.

There are two tags that pull out of the front.
The second and third pages are created with really no photos places.  The fireplace is cut from a Magnolia ticket die.  The wreath spray and tree are made from punches.  The little stocking are fuzzy little buttons.  I think they are so cute!  The little lamp on the mantle is from a Cricut cartridge my niece owns.  Thanks Tauna for cutting it out for me.

The lamp pulls out from behind the fireplace for a tag to put photos on.  The little fold out strip comes out of the pocket.  both sides are covered in pps so hopefully will give Justy plenty of space for pictures.
The 4th and 5th pages are again hidden photo areas.  The sentiments are rubons that I found buried in my stash.  The little charm and Santa stickers were also found in this buried treasure box.  lol  The lacie border is another Magnolia die.

The folding tag pulls out on the left side while the right side has a fold out album when you untie the ribbon.
The last pages are quite simple.  The two little snowman stickers were again from stash.  I made the stripped pockets and then added the photo frames on top.   Justy can easily slide a photo under the ribbons if she wants. 

Each side has three tags.  Each tag has a double punched snowflake added to both sides.  Then the snowflakes are coated with stickles for an extra shine.

I have inked all the edges and added stickles where I deemed fit.  I enjoyed making this little album and I sure hope Justy enjoys using it. Please come join the fun this fortnight at Artistic Inspirations!

 Thanks to all the ladies that participated in this swap.  And thanks to everyone who took time to view it.  Hugs to all and may God bless us all.

Challenges I am entering:

Anything But a Card celebrating the light /Christmas

Come and Get It- Christmas

Dream Valley- Christmas 

Joanna Sheen- Christmas 

Pan Paste- Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's- Christmas 

Crafty Mess-Vintage Christmas 

Digi Designs Saturdays- Christmas but not a card 

One Stop Craft- distressed Christmas 

Let's Create -anything but a card

The Cupcake Craft Room- Christmas

Really Reasonable Ribbons- anything goes with ribbon

Monday, December 10, 2012

My First DT card for Forever Friends!

Yes, I am now on the DT for Forever Friends.....the home of these darling bears!  I have a few of these little bears and I love them.  I am really excited about being on DTs again and hope all works out that I can fulfill my obligations.  I used scrap papers once again for this card.  I also used my new Whimsy die for the sentiment.  The tiny candy canes throughout the flowers are some that I have had for years.  They show up much better in person than in the picture.  I inked around the edges, sewed and then stickled.  I had a lot of fun creating this card for Forever Friends and I hope everyone will join us this fortnight.  Our challenge this time is to make a Christmas Card!  I know you probably are hustling to get some finished so take a few minutes to play along with us!  Our sponsors for this challenge are
WINNER PRIZE - Bugaboo Stamps
F/F FAVOURITE - Cupids Clear Stamps 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hope to see everyone play along with us this fortnight!  Hugs and God bless.


NMWC- Christmas

Robyn's Fetish- Christmas

The Ribbon Girl-Christmas

Little Claire's -Christmas

One Stop Craft C-Christmas Friends

Stamp Your Life- anything goes

Dilly Beans- traditional colors for Christmas

Stempelsonnen-anything goes with a stamped image

Dream Valley-Christmas

Monday, December 3, 2012

My First DT card for Artistic Inspirations!!!

I feel so blessed this past couple weeks!  I have been chosen to be on two design teams!  The first is for Artistic Inspirations.  It is a weekly challenge but there are two teams so I just need to make a card for every other challenge. I am hoping I can make a card every two weeks without stressing too much.  lol  This time the challenge is Ribbon and Lace.
 Our sponsors are :
Paints Daily
I used the vintage garden clock from The Dragon's Lair.  I thought it would make a nice "Thinking of You" card because anytime is a great time to think of someone.  lol  I lightly shaded it with copic markers and then inked everything with Chestnut Roan ink by Color Box.  All the papers other than the card base are scraps from some other cards I have made the past couple weeks. I used my handy dandy Tim Holtz distressing tool to rough the edges before inking.  I sewed the edges and then added a little stickles to highlight things.  Since I really do not have a stash of a lot of lace and since I have vowed to not buy too much unless I really need it, then I opted to use a MS punch for my lace.  The "Miss You " sentiment is cut from a die from Whimsy and the other sentiment die is from Magnolia.  I added the glittered pearls for added accent and decided I better stop before I have it way too gaudy.  lol  Anyway, please come over and join us in this awesome challenge!!!  ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS! 

Thank you all for stopping by.  Hugs and God bless you!

Challenges I am entering:

Shelly's Images- OH scraps!

Divas By Design-glitter and sparkle

Fresh Brewed-across the miles

Corrosive- anything goes

Joanna Sheen-anything but Christmas

The Crafty Pad- sewing

Sugar Creek Hollow-distress

Totally Gorgeous-anything goes

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Penguin Christmas

Here is the last card for the year for the Christmas card challenge group I am in.  I chose this darling little penguin from Wild Rose.  I used the sizzlet snowflake die to add little white leaves to the rose as well as for the two snowflakes.  They are actually two dies put together then stickled.  I then added tiny rhinestones to the tips and a larger one to the centers. The sentiment die is from Spellbinders as well as the circle die. The papers were some scraps I had stashed from other creations.  The little fellow is colored with copics and actually has a tad more shading to him than shows up in the photo.  I inked the edges and added a little ribbon and lace.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  God bless and many hugs to each of you.


Sketchy Colors- Sketch

Fussy and Fancy- Blue

2 Sisters - winter wonderland

Allsorts- bring on the bling

Addicted to Stamps- Christmastime

Glitter and Sparkle- ribbon and lace

One Stitch at a Time- ribbon and lace

Penny Black-any die will do

Stamptacular Sunday- Winter bliss

The Crafty Pad-glitter

Challenges 4 Everybody-anything goes

Pan Pastel-Frosty and Bright

Friday, November 23, 2012

Brother's Birthday Card

Well, I think this is the last birthday card I am "required" to make until January when it will start all over again.  lol  This is for one of my brothers who so happens to love eagles.  I gave it a try to color "natural" things but am ready to go back to cutsie and not real life.   lol  I have know idea how to color animals so they look right but I think my brother will like it no matter how it looks.  (hoping anyway lol).  I used copics to color him.  I thought a simple step card would work well with this stamp because it is so big.  I inked the edges but made this mainly while staying at my mom's and did not have my sewing machine with me so no sewing this time.  I must say it does look a bit unfinished to me without the stitching but again my brother will like it in spite of my lack of embellishing.  The trees are old Sizzix dies.  The sentiment die is a new one from Whimsy.  That is about all I can say about this simple card.  Thank you for stopping by.  God bless and hugs to all.


Little Red Wagon- boy oh boy

The Paper Shelter- Birthday

Ruby's Rainbow-shaped cards

Clearly I Stamp- clean and simple

Crafty Ann's- animals

Delicious Doodles-something that flies

Fun With Shapes-anything but Christmas

Pause Dream Enjoy-anything goes

Polka Doodles-Any die will do

Emergency Crafters- anything goes

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My winnings!

I am so excited!  I usually do not enter contests like this and if I do I never win. I thank Bev for showing it to me because I entered a contest at Kathy's Cozies and I won!!!  She made me this awesome garbage bag for my Scrap-Ma-Bob!  I got to choose the fabric for it and believe me she has tons of fabric to choose from.  When I saw the little froggies, I just had to have them.  lol   She makes covers for all kinds of scrapping tools and such.  I can hardly wait to get my little old hands on this but am afraid I might not want to fill it with trash!  lol  Anyway, just wanted to show off my fancy trash bag.   Bev, thank you so much for leading me to Kathy.  She is a real sweetie to do business with.  And very prompt in making you items.  Thanks to Kathy for giving me the opportunity to win!  I am very blessed and I praise God for all He does (even more so when I don't win!)  lol  Hugs to all

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Another Girly birthday card

Here is one more of the birthday cards I needed to make for October birthdays.  This one is  for my daughter-in-law.  I chose this cute little fairy from LOTV.  I am going thru all my boxes of stamps and going to try to use each one at least once for something.  Might be selling some if I cannot get them used as no use keeping so many and never touching them.......and believe me, I have soooo many.  lol   Anyway,  this card is also made from left over papers from my scrap drawer.  I colored her with copics.  Again, as usual, the edges are inked and sewed.  I added stickles to the flower and the little seed pods she is blowing.  I also added stickles to the three heart brads at the bottom but forgot to get a photo of them before I mailed it off.  The half oval sentiment is from Whimsy die and stamp set.  The other sentiment banner is from a set I bought some time ago and cannot remember what company they are from.  Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by.  Hugs and prays for each of you.


TotallyGorjuss- wings

Crafts and Me- fantasy creatures     

Craft Your Passion- fairies and fantasy   

Hotshot Craft- bling it on        

Die Cut Divas- shimmer and glimmer

Catch the Bug- one circle and 3 brads

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards- Stiching

Addicted to Stamps- wings

Amusing Challenges- anything goes

Allsorts- stitching

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Little Tilda Christmas Card

This is the card I made for the Christmas Challenge group I am in.  I am still trying to live up to my New Years vow to use my stash.  All the papers are scraps from other cards and such.  The little Tilda stamp I bought last year before Christmas and I think this is the first time I used her.  I used Nesties to cut the ovals and a Whimsy die for the sentiment.  I made the small solid red roses using a flower punch some time last year and decided I should use them too.  The other floral items are from Wild Orchid.  I even dug out my old Studio G stamps for the sentiment.  You ought to see my room now from all the digging around finding things I forgot I had.  lol  Anyway, Tilda is colored with copics.  And you can see that I inked and sewed the edges.  I am trying to decide if I should add a little stickles here and there but so far have abstained from that compulsion.  lol

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hugs to all and may God always bless you.


Crafty Ann's- Christmas

Pile It On- Holiday

OLLCB- Christmas with sentiment

Crafty Ribbons- Christmas

Willow Sketchy- Christmas

DL.ART- Oct-Dec Holiday

Jingle Bells- Christmas creatures

Tilda's Town- Christmas

Allsorts- stitching

Friday, October 26, 2012

For a very special sister!

I made this for my sister (even tho she married my brother to become my sister is beside the point! lol).  Then we are even closer than blood as we are sisters in Christ and you can't get better family than that!   Anyway, this is my first attempt at making a cascade card.  I saw a video on how to make them and thought it would be perfect for her.  She usually gets my first attempts at things.  lol  I chose this little Bildy stamp because she collects tea cups and I thought it was really cute.  All the papers are from my scrap drawer so still fulfilling my vow to use up some stash.  The video did not include the tag but I wanted to add a sentiment poem so decided the tag would work perfectly.  I loved making the cascade card and am planning to make some more for Christmas.  Thank you all so much for stopping by.  Hugs to all and God bless.


Charisma Cards- don't be square

CCEE- use a tag

The Poodles Parlour- anything goes

Stamping for the Weekend- anything goes

Stamp-N-Doodle- U is for you pick

Fashionista- anything goes

Fussy and Fancy- anything goes

Birthday card

I love LOTV stamps and then one is no exception!  I colored her with copics and colored pencils.  All the papers are scraps from other projects.  As you can see I inked and sewed around the edges.  My friend Bev, and I challenged each other to use this sketch and this is what I came up with.  This card was made for my sister so hope she liked it.  The little tags are from my stash of old sizzlets.  Some times I find they a lot faster and easier to use than my cricut.  Am glad I did not rid myself of them when I thought I should.  lol  Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by.  Hugs and God bless.


Seems a Little Sketchy-sketch

Delightful Challenges- stitching

Paper Crafting Journey-Ribbon or Twine

S J Crafts- Birthday with optional circles (one paper is circles)

Brown Sugar- anything goes

Lady Anne's - anything goes with a sentiment

CC and CC- anything goes

Clearly I Stamp- all tied up (use ribbon or twine)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Last minute Christmas Card

I hurried and got this card finished in just the nick of time for a challenge group I am in.  We have a full month to do each challenge and it is behind my comprehension as to why I find the need to wait until the last possible moment to do it!  lol  Anyway, it is done and I am relieved to have it done.  lol  I used my new Mag stamp of Cocoa the bear.  I colored her with copics and colored pencils.  The papers are scraps from other projects.  I dug out my border die from Quikutz for the swirls.  I have had it forever and this is the first time I think I have used it.  The ticket stamp is from Bildmalarna.  I sewed and inked the edges and of course added stickles for a little bling.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!


Cute Card Thursday- Christmas

Stampin for the Weekend- Christmas

Anything Goes- Christmas

Penny Black and More- Christmas

Forever Friends-Christmas

Paper Crafting Journey-Sentiment on card

Shelly's Images-anything goes

Addicted to Stamps- use your markers

Through the Craftroom Door-anything goes

Natalie and Amy- anything goes

Saturday, September 1, 2012

White on White!

I won the award of  being a guest designer this week for My Sheri Crafts.  Thank you so much for allowing me this honor!  The challenge this week is white on white.  Now I have never done a white on white challenges so this was something new to me.  I had no idea where to even start except in my pile of white cardstock.  lol  I dug out the different punches and dies I had and just started having some fun trying to stack things up.  Each layer of paper is popped up for a little added dimension.  My buddy, Bev, should me the butterflies made from flowers so figured it was as good a time as any to play around with them too.  I added little heart pearls and stickles to finish things off.  Not sure if I liked getting out of my comfort zone doing this but it was good for me.  lol  I am hoping my nephew will like it for his upcoming wedding this month.  Anyway, head over to My Sheri Crafts and join in on the fun!

Challenges I am entering:

Catch the Bug- anything goes

Avadares- sparkle

Card Making Mamas- hearts

Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude- anything goes / hoping it will do well for  "the Wedding March" for my nephew's upcoming marriage  lol

The Poodles Parlour- things with wings

Eureka -anything goes

QKR- anything goes

Perfect Sentiments -anything goes with sentiment

Divas by Design-Celebrations-my nephew's wedding

Thank you so much for stopping by. May God bless each of you!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Birthday card for brother

I just had to find an excuse to use my new "Walter" stamp from Magnolia and what better excuse than a brother's card!  lol  First I looked thru a lot of blog challenges for just the right sketch and am pleased with the one I chose. I dug thru my scrap drawer to find some browns to use and decided on the plaid and stripes and figured blue to accent. I even dug out brads, which I have not used in a very long time.  I also dug out my old Quikutz dies for the hinges and used some nesties for the corner embellishments.  The sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps.  I inked all the edges and sewed.  For the final touch, I added stickles to everything.  lol  I am sure my brother will like Walter and his card as he loves anything people make him.  Thank you all for stopping by.  May God hold you tight in His love!  Blessings to all.


I{heart} to Stamp- Sketch

Great Impressions- animals

Pile It On- Cuddly critters

Crafty Catz- animals

The Crafty Pad- dies and punches

A Gem of a Challenge- teddies or animals

Just Some Lines- layer it up

Eureka Stamps- anything goes

House of Gilli- add a sentiment

Stamp With Fun- Bling

Tammy's Scrapin' Corner- anything goes

The Crazy Challenge- anything goes

Whoopsi Daisy-use a sentiment

Lollipop Crafts- anything goes

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Little Christmas shepherd card

This is the card I did for a Christmas card challenge group I am in.  Other than the red cardstock, the papers are all scraps from previous cards. This cute little stamp is from Stampavie.  I think he is just too cute. I colored him with copics and colored pencils.  The sentiment stamp is from TAC.  I used a new nesties die for the circle.  Inked and sewed the edges.  I feel the card is a bit plain but not sure what to do to spice it up so it will be as is.  lol  Thanks so much for looking and may God always bless you.


Just Keep On Creating- Christmas

My Mum's Craft Shop- Christmas

Hiding In My Craftroom- use scraps up

Christmas Stamping All Year Long- anything goes

Stamping With the Dragon-Christmas

Whoopsi Daisy- dies and punches

Songbird- anything goes

Creative Inspirations- anything goes

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Christmas in July

This was made for the Christmas card challenge group I belong to.  It was due by today so I hurried and threw this poor card together real fast.  I used the cute Nativity stamp from High Hopes.  I colored it with copics and highlighted with colored pencils.  The patterned papers are scraps from other Christmas projects.  The lace circle is a nesties die.  I dug deep in my charm stash for the little charm in the center of the bow.  I added a few pearls to accent the scallops some.  I don't know why I thought I could sew around the scallops but probably won't be thinking that way again!  lol  All edges are inked with Chestnut Roan chalks.  The image is popped for added dimension.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  God be with you always.

Challenges I am entering:

Amusing Challenges-Blessings Ink -Christmas

Creative Inspirations- Christmas

2 Sisters- Christmas

Jelly Park- Christmas

Crafty Sentiments- Christmas

Little Red Wagon- Christmas

Crafter's Companion- Ho Ho Ho Christmas

Totally Gorjuss- Christmas

Tauna's card

Today is my niece's birthday and I wanted to make her a card because she is so special to me.  I want to thank my nephew for marrying her all those years ago just so I could be her auntie.  Love you both so much!  Anyway, I thought my new little Tilda stamp holding the flower was too cute so chose her.  I don't make many "girly" cards with blues so decided to try it.  The pp is one sheet double sided so didn't spend too much time trying to match papers.  lol  I used two stamps from Whimsy.....the little banner and the sentiment.  The circle around the sentiment is a nesties die as well as the heart square around the image.  I inked the edges and sewed around them.  The flowers and leaves are from my old stash from forever ago.  lol  As you can see I finished it off with stickles as normal.  lol  Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting.  Hugs and God bless you all.


Willow Sketchie- sketch

Crafty Creations- anything goes

Addicted to Stamps- for someone special

One Stitch At a Time- anything goes

Srampin' Sisters in Christ- add a little sparkle

Fun With Shapes and More- punches or die cuts

Just Magnolia and Hanglar- Bingo I used blue, flowers and glitter

The Crafty Bloggers- anything goes

Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude- anything goes

Stamp N Plus- anything goes

Joyful Stamper- anything goes

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Friend's Birthday card

Okay this card was a challenge from the very start!  lol  I was running out of time so my first challenge was getting it done and mailed (which did not happen on time)!  I knew right off what image I wanted to use because this friend not only loves Magnolia stamps, but adores bears.  I also knew I would use purple as this is her favorite least fav to scrap!  lol  So it started off with another challenge of colors.  I am so not a purple person.  I figured while it seemed this card was a challenge from the very start, I would make it even more and see just how many different embellies I could do on it and still have it not be to ugly.  I mean, after starting with purple, uphill is the only place I could go!  lol  Just teasing all you purple lovers out there.  Anyway, I used copics to colors her.  I found a sketch I liked but knew I would not get it done in time to enter their challenge but used it anyway.  I did use three of my new dies from Whimsy....the little bar thing in the upper left corner, the half circle with the Birthday sentiment, and the little ticket.  The paper lace border and the scalloped oval are Nesties.  I inked all the edges and then sewed. Added lots of flowers and pearls.  The image is popped for added dimension  an well as the ticket.  Topped everything off with some stickles and shimmerz.  I knew she would be surprised I made her a purple card so did not want to post until after she received it.  I was so happy when she said she loved it.....even tho it was late.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  May God bless each of you in a very special way.

Challenges I am entering:

Let's Ink It Up- all girly

Crafts and Me- stitching

Paper Play- birthday

Celebrate the Occasion- birthday

Anything Goes- lavender and lace

Bearly Mine-Pearls and Lace

Scrap Creations- use something bought in the last two Whimsy dies and stamps

Oldie But A Goodie- flower power....old things...papers, flowers, pearls, ribbon

Stamp N Plus- anything goes

Lexi's Creations- for a friend

Simon Says Stamp- layers....not sure but know this card had over 14 layers before I even finished it. lol

Stamp With Fun- favorite stamps.....those would be Magnolia lol

Southern Girls- pearls

The Ribbon Girls- girly card

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Christmas challenge card for May-June

I cannot believe how fast this past week had gone by!  DH was out of town for the week and I planned to play in my room a lot while he was away.  I even went and had over 200 photos printed.  Oh such big dreams I had last Friday when he left.  Well, this is the sum total of my scrapping and it was done today....after he came home.  lol

 I made this for a Christmas card challenge group I am in.  The cute image is from LOTV stamps.  I just love these stamps.  There is a whole set of Nativity kids.  The main sentiment is from the Snowman nativity set from TAC.  The little banner stamp is my newest set of stamps and it is from Whimsy.  The patterned papers are from my scrap box.  I had to dig deep to find that charm.  Not sure where it came from or for home many years I have had it hidden.  lol  I used nesties for the circles.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  God bless each and every one.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- must have a critter.....not sure if a teddy bear Jesus would be a critter or not but am hoping.  lol

Crazy 4 Challenges- circles

Sweet Stampin'- sewing

Christmas Stampin'-anything goes

Frosted Designs-stitching

Paper Crafting Journey- coloring

Pixie Dust Studio- 3 or more patterned papers

Shelly's Images- Bling

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Graduation cards

My dad asked me to make him a couple graduation cards.  I have had these Mag stamps forever but never used them so was quite excited......first to think he wanted me to make him some cards and second to finally use these darling stamps.  I did add a mouth to them because he had stated before he wasn't fond of the "stamps with out faces".  lol  I colored them with copics with a few pencil highlights and popped them up for more dimension.  I used the school colors for each. The paper with diplomas all over it was found buried deep in a pile I have not even looked at in over 2 years!  You wouldn't believe the awesome papers I came across.  I couldn't believe how much nicer the older papers are.....heavy and so easy to work with.  I added the girl's name but just put the boys initials since his name was a bit long.  I also made them step cards as that style seemed to work with my simple plans.  The letters are die cuts from a sizzlet set.  A little stickles and ribbon and I called them done.  lol

Thanks so much for stopping by.  With dh away for the week, I am hoping to get more scrapping done!  God bless you all.


Totally Paper Crafts- more than one fold

Creative Card Crew- dimension

Oldie But A Goodie- anything goes......almost everything on these cards is way over a year old

Party Time Tuesday- anything goes

Tip Top Tuesday- something at least 6 months old......paper, stamps, ribbon, ribbon metal tag, stickles.....almost everything

Divas By Design- anything goes

Fab 'n' Funky- sure these two kids will be celebrating!!!  lol

Die Cuttin Divas- anything goes

Birthday card

This is the birthday card I made for one of my sisters.  She wanted a step card so she could have a pattern.  I made it fairly plain so it would be easier for her to measure the cuts and fold and all.  I used this cute little Bildy stamp that I have had forever but used very little.  The pps are scraps from other projects.  The sentiment stamp is new!!!  I love new stamps!!! lol  I added blingz to the flowers and stickles to the leaves.  I hope she likes it and can cope the pattern.  Hugs to all that stop by and prayers for God to always bless!

Challenges I am entering:

Perfect Sentiment-anything goes

Truly Scrumptious - pinks

Celebrate the Occasion- anything goes

Crafty Sentiments- anything goes

Shelly's Images- pick, markers and bling

Crafty Calender- flowers

Sweet Stampin'- favorite the Bildy stamps so she would be one of many favs

Monday, March 26, 2012

Birthday card in pinks

A friend of mine would like me to make her a few cards done in pinks and mauves.
she wants 3 brithday and 3 thinking of you  so you may get bored by the time I am finished with 6 pink cards!  lol  I ordered some cardstock online only to have it arrived in more orange shades than pinks.  Sure looked more like the rose shades in their photos and by the names, I really couldn't tell what I was ordering.  So, I went to my lss only to find that cardstock there is now over a dollar a sheet!  I really need to find a place to buy in bulk at a great discount.  lol  This is the first one I have finished.  I used one of my new Bildie stamps and colored her with my copics.  I also used scraps of pp from another project......yes I am using up some old stash and scraps again!   I added a few flowers, pearls and of course stickles!  I hope she likes this creation!  Thanks for stopping by and may God always bless you!

I am entering the challenge this week at Let's Scrap...sketch

Other challenges I am entering:

The Cheerful Stamp Pad-anything goes

Always Crafting- anything goes

Lolllipop Crafts- anything goes

The Crazy Challenge- add a sentiment

Sweet Stampin,-anything goes

Pixie Dust Studio- favorite pinks, Bildmalarna stamps, flowers, sewing , inking, stickles....just about everything on this card is my favorites!

Crafty Ribbons- Birthday

Just keep on Creating-anything goes

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Little Christmas Tilda

Here is a Christmas card that was made for my challenge group I am in.  I love the little Tilda stamp.  She is one of the first ones I colored with copics.  I have had her in my stash all ready to go for several months now but finally decided to use her today.  The patterned papers  are scraps that have been in my leftover box for years now. lol  The sentiment sticker was one of the first Christmas things I bought when I first started scrapping be hardly use stickers but vowed to use some of my old stash so there it is.  lol  I thank you for stopping by and may God bless each of you in a very special way!   hugs

Challenges I am entering:

Addicted to Stamps- Rhinestones, flower and ribboon

Pan Pastel- add a flower

Sentimental Sunday- metal...charm

Allsorts- 3 in a row.....pearls on the sides

Crimbo Crackers- cute  I think Magnolia stamps are very cute

Saturday, March 3, 2012

My first slider pop card

I made this simple pop up slider card just to see how to make them.  This is for my brother whose birthday is next month.  I am so excited to be getting a little ahead of my birthday card list this year.  Usually it if hurry up and get it mailed so you will only be a few days late!!!  lol  I used scrap papers from a layout I made which helps with the use your scraps promise I made myself.  The cute little image is a stamp from Whipper Snapper.  The trees are sizzix dies.  A little ribbon, charm and ink and it is done.  I do like the pull out part to sign your sentiments.  Next one I will sew on as to me it is really missing on this card.  I was more concerned in making it than making it good.  lol  I thank each and everyone for stopping by.  God bless.
Challenges I am entering:

2 Sisters- Recipe: 1 image.2 pattern papers (not sure if you can tell from photos but the light green on the mat is patterned) and 3, ribbon and charm

Crazy 4 Challenges- fun folds

Secret Crafters- go green

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle- use you stash

Card Makin Mamas- Green

Crafty Catz- dies and punches

Hotshot Crafts-ribbon

The Poodles Parlour- Birthday

And the winner is!!!!

Jodi Spiegelhoff!!!!  Congrats Jodi!  I hope you enjoy the little Tilda stamp!  I had 58 names in my drawing, numbered them all, and then had my 9 year old grandson choose a number.  He chose 3 because he has three brothers.  lol  I will get your prize mailed out Monday!

Thank you all for playing along in this wonderful blog hop.  I so loved all the beautiful cards and layouts and meeting everyone.  Thanks to each one that took time to comment as well as the ones that also took more time to use my sketch for their creations. 

Hugs to all and may God richly bless everyone!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Around the World Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to your next stop in this wonderful Hop Around the World!
If you came here from Tamytha Jenkins@ Paper HeARTIST then you are right where you need to be!     If you did not, Mindi Brown @ Scrap Chat & Coffee Talk has the hop order to help you find your way.
I am so excited to be a blog host for such a fun and huge blog hop!  I hope you will all join in on the fun and maybe win some awesome prizes!
Here is the sketch I am showcasing for the hop
And here is the card I made for my brother's birthday.

I used papers from my stash.  I did distress and ink the edges.  The little pinecones were from a Christmas stem from Michaels.  I cut two off and inked them brown as they were white.  I stitched around some of the edges and called it quits.  lol

I also used the sketch for a more "girly" card.  The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye.  The image is colored with copics (just learning how to use them).  The little crocheted flower was a gift from a wonderful  friend...thanks April!  I inked and sewed around the edges too.
Now for the fun part! This is the prize you can win by playing along with me!

    A new Memento Tuxedo black ink pad, a clear block and a new darling Magnolia stamp of little Edwin and Tilda hugging.

There are two ways to win my prize!

The first way is: you must
1-Be or become a member of Let’s Scrap  It is free, easy and fast! Once you get there, I am sure you will love it!  There are wonderful ladies to inspire and encourage and just plain be your friend.
2-Become a follower of my blog
3-Leave me a comment telling me what you like best about scrapping and card making.
And if you would like a second chance in the draw you must:
1-Make a card from the sketch I have posted and upload it to the gallery at Let’s Scrap. Please tag it as:  7-15-09, LEAP34
Please note there is a space between the comma and LEAP.   Also note that LEAP is all capitals. 
2-Leave a comment with a link to your card on Let’s Scrap.
The hop ends at 11:59 pm Central Standard time February 29th, which you would be able to track using the clock on the main page of Let’s Scrap.
Thanks for visiting.  If you have any questions, please just ask.  
Your next stop will be the talented Jodi Releford @ We Remember Moments .
If you get lost along the way or have joined the hop in the middle, Mindi Brown @ Scrap Chat and Coffee is the where it all starts!  Just go to her blog and she will have the order for you to get hopping in the right direction!  You don’t want to miss any of the fun!

So what are you waiting for.....Get to hopping and creating!

I hope you all have a great time seeing all the wonderful cards the hosts have made to inspire as well as making your own beautiful creations!

Hugs to all and God bless! 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Quick little challenge card

This is a birthday card I made for one of "my boys."   He will be 10 in April!  He is my middle grandchild so now over half my grandchildren will be in double digits!  Yikes they make me old!  lol

At Christmas time, I made sketch books for my sister-in-law and my niece, as well as one for me.  We thought we could use them to challenge each other.  Well, Barb, my sil, challenged Tauna and I on Friday night.  We had until tomorrow morning to complete or cards.  Barb chose this sketch which is from Mojo Monday.  I had my dd's four boys over the weekend so rushed thru this card this evening to make sure I was not out of the challenge!  lol  I had talked to the other two ladies and they had already completed their creations.  So here is mine!
I am not sure why it shows a white steak under his hat band and around his face as it is not there in person.  lol  This photo also is a little lighter than the actual card.  I thank each of you for stopping by and I pray God has a special blessing for each of you.

Challenges I am entering:

Catered Crop- use the color red

Dream Valley- male

Fashionable Stamping- something for a child

IDIC- Robyn's  Fetish-people

Scrapper's Delights- bling it up

That Craft Place- anything goes

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle- male themed

Sweet Stampin'- male themed

Card Makin Mamas-Happy Birthday

Crafty Catz-I spy with my little eye something beginning with "B"

Hotshot Craft- One for the boys

Wags 'n Whiskers- Male Birthday

Monday, February 20, 2012

Wedding Card

My friend in Montana needed a wedding card for her good friend's daughter.  She said her colors are  shades of pink and mauve and would like lots of roses.   I used the darling wedding stamp from Lily of the Valley.  Also dug out my embossing folders from Sizzix, which have not been used in ages.  Added a little trim from a MS punch and inked everything.  Of course, I had to add a little bling so brought out the old BLITZ and smeared over all the flowers then added a little Stickles for the finishing touch.  I chose the "swing" card style for no particular reason other than I made one before and liked the outcome.  I sure hope Chyral likes the outcome of this one!
Thanks so much for stopping by.

hugs and God bless!

Challenges I am entering:

Bunny Zoe's-Celebrations

Always Crafting- anything goes

Lollipop Crafts- anything goes

My Grafico- flowers

The Crazy Challenge- use a die cut or punch

Cutie Pie- flowers

Crafty Calendar- love and marriage

Hiding in my Craftroom- glitter

Cute Card Thursday-flower power

DYSU- layers

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Leap Around The World Blog Hop!

As one of the 50 international host blogs, I am gearing up now for the upcoming Let's Scrap "Leap Around the World" February blog hop!! This fun event will start at 10:00am on February 1 and end on February 29th at 11:59pm according to the main page clock on the Let's Scrap website (your clock may vary, so check the time difference).
I would love it if you joined me in this big hop! There are several things you can do RIGHT NOW to be prepared:
  • Make sure you are signed up as a follower on my blog.
  • Find all those scraps of paper you have been setting aside for the last 5 years. You will need them because the blog hop is all about making CARDS!
  • Clean off your scrap table and put the pizza delivery number on speed dial!
  • Oh, wait, scratch the pizza delivery have all month to hop!!
OK, a few more details. You did read correctly: there are 50 blog hosts! Once you have joined Let's Scrap, at each blog, you will get two chances to win some blog candy (aka: booty, prizes)! Do the math! You will have 100 chances to win free stuff...and good stuff, too! This is also the perfect opportunity to restock your card stash! The first chance comes when you join/follow each blog and leave a comment. The second chance comes when you use the card sketch on each blog to create a card, layout or other project based upon the card sketch appearing on each blog--they are all different! You then must post your creation in the Let's Scrap website gallery, then go back to each blog and leave a second comment linking back to your gallery post. Don't be are doing only one card at a time! Our hope is that you will visit every blog, but, remember, you have the whole month of February to do this.

I will be #34 on the hop!

Looking forward to seeing you "at the hop."

Hugs to all and God bless!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January card

There is a little group on face book that is having a monthly challenge of making Christmas cards with the hope of getting a few cards made before the Christmas rush! This is my card for January. I used a new stamp that I just received this past month. I am still trying to learn copics so played with them a little. I promised myself I had to learn to use them and learn to like using them this year! lol The papers are from my stash and have no clue as to what brand they are or how long they have lived here.

Challenges I am entering:

Simply Create- layers layers and more layers I think this card has 10 layers of paper total

Sentimental Sunday...Snow, Blue or Glitter used blue copics on the image and then also had stickles to the stay and the baby's halo

Creative Inspirations Paint
-something old......patterned papers, charm, ribbon and rhinestones....have no idea how long these have been in my stash but at least a couple years now.

Dream Valley- anything goes

Fashionable Stamping - new stash. The stamp is new....and used some of my new copics too!

The Squirrel and the Fox-something new...stamp

2 Sisters- things with wings...the two little birds!

Our Daily Bread- in with the new...out with the old

Fairytale- something new...stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless you all.