Friday, April 18, 2014


Inara - This is my new granddaughter Inara. I made this page of her using the sketch for Crafts 4 Eternity. I made a page with the sketch, but you can make a card or another craft using the sketch to enter our challenge.

Isn't the sketch a great one! So easy to use. I flipped it.

I don't know which company made the papers. They were whole sheets, but they have been in my stash for I don't know how long. who

Inara is such a doll in this photo of her in a tutu. Her daddy says she has old lady feet. Wasn't it nice of him to say that I have the feet of a baby?

My punch is a MS. The flower is the scrap of a trim that I fashioned in a flower. I added gemstones to the center of the trim flower and the flowers in the border.

I used 3-D Stamp Paint on the edge of the paper. IRL it sparkles.

We are sponsored by Crafts 4 Eternity and one lucky winner will win 3 digi stamps from Crafts 4 Eternity.

ABC-Challenge J for Just as you like
Country View Challenges #14 New Beginnings A new grandchild for me!
Crafty Boots Challenges Sparkle
Everybody-Art-Challenge #274 Anything Goes
Divas by Design Challenge Bundle of Joy
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #227 B is for ... Beautiful Baby, brown. bling
Simply Create Too #59 No Stamped or Digi Images

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sharing an Easter Treat

Sharing an Easter Treat - Crafts 4 Eternity is starting a new challenge and this weeks challenge is Easter.

I have used this darling House Mouse image and colored it with Copics. I left the Stickles out for this one. I hope you like it!

Emerald Faeries #54 Easter
Craft Your Passion Challenges #208 No Designer Paper
Crafty Boots Challenges Easter
Card Mania Challenges #64 Easter
The Paper Shelter #153 Easter
Divas by Design Challenge Easter

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Peacock Under the Sea

Peacock Under the Sea - Hi, dear crafting friends! It is time for a new fortnightly challenge at the Sweet Pea Stampers. Our challenge for this fortnight is Mermaids. My favorite for Sweet Pea images. They have so many gorgeous mermaids.

You don't have to use a Sweet Pea image to play along, but we have an extra prize for a Sweet Pea image only.

My papers are Bo Bunny, Key Lime/ I love the bold colors in this pad. It really makes a statement.

 My Sweet Pea image is ©ching-chou kuik's The Serene Night in rubber, also available in digi.

I colored her up with Copics and added Stickles to her tail fins, the peacock and the embroidery on her kimono, and a little hint of Rock Candy Stickles on the cherry blossoms.

My cherry blossoms are stems that I cut off and then I also used a tiny gemstone swirl. The ribbon is from a VBS Fishers of Men ribbon.

Sketch Saturday #303 Sketch
Crafty Calendar Challenge April Wings DT
Ribbon Girls Spring
Sketchy Colors #205 Green and Yellow
Challenges 4 Everybody #40 Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #30 Flowers
Pinspirational Challenges #102 Photo Inspired - The photo has spring flowers and chicks

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Flitting Here and There

Flitting Here and There - This fortnights challenge at Creative Card Crew is "Spring." I don't know what your weather is like, where you live, but I am starting to see buds on the trees and we are having thunder storms. 

With that said, we are gearing up for tornado season. After last May, I am finding myself getting nervous and really paying attention. If you did not pick up on what I am referring to, I live in Moore Oklahoma, where a F-5 tornado ripped through last May, taking out 2 elementary schools among other things. My grandson was in 1 of those 2 schools and 7 children from his school did not survive. 

We are sponsored by Marianne Designs and Lacy Sunshine. My image is Lacy Sunshine's Sky Lynn. She is a really sweet image. I colored Sky Lynn with Copic's. I added Stickles to the trim and belt of her kimono. I also added Stickles to the butterflies.

My DP is MME Collectable Notable. I love the citrus colors in this pad. I added some butterflies using orange card stock in an ombre' fashion. I used a variety of butterfly punches and used Stickles and pearls on them.

My sentiment and punches are SU.

Inky Chicks #26 Butterflies
Delicious Doodles Challenge #82 Any Season
Chocolate Coffee Cards #62 Stripes
Paper-Crafting Journey Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #51 Anything Goes
Stampin For the Weekend Spring Colors
Color-Me-Classroom #89 Sparkle

This card made the Top 3 at Inky Chicks!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Lamb

Spring Lamb - Don't you just love this sweet little lamb? I do!

It is time for a new sketch at Seems a Little Sketchy and here is my DT card!!!

This is the sketch. What do you think? 

We still don't get very many entries at Seems a Little Sketchy and this gives you an excellent chance to win. We are also a fortnightly challenge, so you have 2 weeks to get it in after seeing our DT takes on the sketch.

We even give you our sketches in advance, so you can use a sketch that isn't even live yet. This means that you can use it for a DT card that will go live in the future.

We are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and I used this sweet little lamb of their's. I colored it with Copic's and added Stickles to the collar. The clouds were made with Tumbled Glass distress ink and a template.

My die cut is a new company for me. It came with the magnetic plates that I recently purchased by Genius. I really love the shape.

My punched border is MS and I added tiny pearls in silver to it. The ribbon is American craft and then I added a black button.

My Sentiment and both punches are SU. I used more of the Frosted Stickles to the edge.

Top Tip Tuesday #118 Cute
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge Flowers and Showers
The Paper Shelter #152 button
Crafting for all Seasons #74 Dies and Punches
Divas by Design Challenge Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #188 Colored Image
Charisma Cardz #7 Anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #225 Springtime

Friday, April 4, 2014

Wash Day

Wash Day - Today's challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is anything but a card. We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs. The prize is 3 digis.

I was a little baffled by this, but then I noticed this recipe for handmade laundry detergent and decided to give it a try. 

I made these for a gift exchange that I do with my crafting friends. For the reciepe and these pretty tags for them, I found it on a site called: How Does She?

I ran these tags with my Cuttlebug with this embossing folder to give it some extra texture and I used some fabric and eyelash yarn to tie the tags on with.

I love this laundry soap!!! It got out a stain on something that I only wear under another shirt because of the stain. While it did not get out every old stain that I had, even my husband commented on how much cleaner and brighter the clothes looked. Not to mention that it is a lot cheaper.

The best part of this project is that my grandchildren had a ball making this. I added some to the containers and they had the job of shaking them. They thought it was a hoot! 

They also got to help shred the bars of soap. My daughter did make the comment that next time we should do it outside, that way if the kids spill some it is not as much of a mess. I must add that my table and kitchen floors were very clean when we finished!

Here is the card and goodie bags that I gave out as a set.

Friday, March 28, 2014


Mom - It is time for new challenge as Crafts 4 Eternity and Alphabet Challenge Blog! Crafts 4 Eternity's challenge is Mum and we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs. The prize is 3 Digi stamps.

The challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog is D for die cuts. I used a SB border die for my card. I love the dies for cutting the edges of cards.

My stamps are SU and my sentiment is hand written. I can't believe that I don't have a single Mom stamp in my collection.

I finished off the card with some tiny pink pearls.

Cupcake Inspirations #253 Cupcake Inspired