Friday, May 31, 2013

P is for Pink, Pearls, stick Pin and flower Pot

P is for Pink, Pearls, stick Pin, and flower Pot - It is time for another challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity. This week we are challenging every one to use 3 of something that starts with the same letter.

I choose P. I have P for Pink, Pearls, stick Pin and flower Pot. 

My DP is The Paper Studio. My punch is MS.

My image is Crafts 4 Eternity. It is a really sweet image. I colored it with Copics and added a pearls to the flower center and Stickles on the butterfly.

I used my Bow Easy to tie the bow and then added a stick pin to it.

Songbird Challenges #21 Creatures Great and Small

Celebrate the Occasion #114 Butterfly
Digi Haven Butterflies

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Dragon - Today's challenge at Creative Card Crew is to use punches and Dies. We all have those, so come on out and join us.

We are sponsored by Delicious Doodles. Isn't this image amazing? It is Delicious Doodles, Endless Love. I really enjoyed coloring the dragon. 

At first I was intimidated by it, but it really colored up nicely. Now I want to try coloring him in different colors and in different ways. Maybe two-toned or in black. 

Do you like the stripling I gave him? I really like it.

My DP is World Traveler by Teresa Collins. My border punch is MS and the vine is Cheery Lynn.

My gemstone swirl is Recollections.

Challenges 4 Everybody #21 Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenges #9 Wings
Songbird Challenges #21 Creatures Great and Small

Monday, May 27, 2013


Cake - Here is today's card for Seems a Little Sketchy. We are sponsored by Whoopsie Daisy.

Here is our fabulous sketch made by Tess.

I went with a pre-colored image this time. I added the clouds and ground with distress inks, then some Stickles on her bow and the hem of her dress.

My flower was made with SB dies and distress inks, with a gemstone in the middle. The swirl is another SB.

My sentiment is SU. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013


I live in Moore Oklahoma and we were hit pretty hard on Monday. My family are all alive, but have horrific stories to tell.

This is the first time that I have been able to get on line and I have only a few minutes to let everyone know anything.

I will be writing a post on my blog, when internet is restored to my home, giving a full account of what happened.

Please pray for us and the community of Moore.


Sunday, May 19, 2013


Robot - Here is a very simple fun card. Everything, image, sentiment, border and papers, came from the same paper Pad by Kaiser Craft. The paper pad is called Technological. I liked it for male projects.

Here is our new sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

I edged everything with silver Acrylic paint.

Shape was cut with a SB. Everything else was a punch out in the paper pad.

Corrosive Challenges by Janet #174 Sentiment on Front
The Pink Elephant Challenge #199 Masculine Birthday
Anything Challenge #92 Shaped
Crafty Creations Challenges #222 KISS
Chocolate Coffee Cards #39 numbers - in orange paper

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Drum Roll

Drum Roll - Please - It is time for a new challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge and this weeks challenge is everyone's favorite - anything goes!

We are sponsored by the awesome Kenny K Downloads.

My Designer papers are Kaiser Craft Jungle Bug Collection. I like the bright colors in the pad.

My image is Kenny K's Anime Drummer. My brother, Don, recently took up the drums and this image made me think of him. I will be sending this card to him.

I colored him with Copics. I stamped a little star collage from Hot Off the Press around the image, then roughed up all my papers with my Zutter Distrezz machine. It distresses everything really quick.

My stars are a QuicKuts die.

Color-Me-Classroom #67 Anything Goes
CLP Challenge #58 Sketch

Challenges 4 Everybody #20 Anything goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges #242 Lots of Layers
Clear it Out Challenge Anything Goes and 2 or more DP
Crafts and Me Challenges #133 Use a Digi
Southern Girls Challenge #69 Dots
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #183 - 1-2-3 1 Image, 2 DPS, 3 Stars

Friday, May 17, 2013

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie - It is time for another challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity. This week our challenge to use is "Sweet Treats." Cakes, Pies, Candy, etc....

My DP is Kaiser Craft, These Days. The papers were inked with Walnut Stain distress inks.

My image is Crafty Sentiments, Annabel The Witch. Crafty Sentiments is our sponsor. You can find Annabel and other adorable images by Crafty Sentiments here.

I colored Annabel with Copics, adding Stardust Stickles to the skulls on her hat and neck bow, also on her pumpkin pie. 

My flowers are SB flowers and peacock distress inks with Elements, earth textures. This one is Bark. My leafs are SU. 

My sentiment is SP, as is the punch for it.

This was my first attempt with Frantage. I like it, but need lots more practice with it.

Card Makin Mama's #69 Punches
Simply Create Too #37 Anything Goes
Friday Sketch Challenge #43 Sketch
Challenges 4 Everybody #20 Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #174 Sentiment on Front
Stamp With Fun #210 Self-made Flowers
The Paper Shelter #112 Anything goes

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Frosted Fern

Frosted Fern - White on White is the challenge at Creative Card Crew, sponsored by Marianne Designs. 

I used my new Fern embossing folding.

I used several die cuts. The scrolly frame is Heartfelt Creations, with pearls around it. The fern is My Memory Box, that was cut using white glitter paper.

The banner is Sixxix, Tim Holtz. The sentiment is SU. All papers were inked with Antique Linen distress ink.

I also used a rose ribbon.

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog #51 Sparkle
Emerald Faeries #43 Ribbons
Crafty Boots Challenges Celebrations
Shopping our Stash #101 Scrap Attack - the glitter paper was a scrap and the white was the scrap from the card base
Ribbon Carousel Challenge #81 Celebrations
Paper Take Weekly The Sound of Music inspired - There is a very lovely wedding in the movie
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge Song inspired - Here comes the bride

Monday, May 13, 2013


Bonjour - It is time for a new sketch challenge at Seems a Little Sketchy.

 I really enjoyed working with this split panel sketch. It was really fun thinking about what to put to share equal billing with the fun image.

My image is Sassy Studio Designs, Little Honey's France. They are our sponsor for this challenge. The prize is 4 digi images of the winner's choice. I colored Honey with Copics and added just a little bit of Stickles on her neck scarf. 

My designer papers are MME Madison Avenue. The image of the Eiffle Tower was in the paper. All papers were inked with Frayed Burlap distress inks.

My sentiment and punches are all SU. I used a couple of tiny pink brads.

I finished off my card with 3 pink gemstones.

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog #51 Sparkle - Gemstones and Stickles
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #182 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #37 Anything Goes
Color-Me-Classroom #67 Anything Goes
Heck of a Challenge # fashion
Pile it on Challenge #19 Teen
Challenges 4 Everybody #20 Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #174 Sentiment on Front

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cupcake Fairy

Cupcake Fairy - Today's challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge is glitter. A product that I use on almost all my cards. 

Case in point - I got my images confused and I actually did this card thinking it was the sponsor's image from 2 weeks ago. That challenge was buttons and bows. You can see that I had lots of buttons. When I went to post this card, I seen that everyone else had used a different sponsors image and I had to check things out and to my horror, I had confused my images. But as you can see, my glitter on this was very useful and I am glad that I did not have to make any changes to it, in order for it to work for this challenge!

Our sponsor is Milk and Cookies. This little fairy is so cute!! I really love her cupcake. I colored Fiona and cupcake with Copics and added Stickles to her wings and the sprinkles on the cupcake. I also put a pearl in the center of the flower in her hair.

My DP is Kaiser Craft, Miss Nelly.

The image and frame were cut with a SB, then I added buttons around the frame.

My sentiment is SU. The 2 punches for the sentiment are also SU. 

I finished off my card with one of my favorite embellishments - a stick pin.

Color-Me-Classroom #68 Anything Goes with Copics
Emerald Faeries #43 Ribbons
Ribbon Girls Button
Cupcake Inspirations #209 Cupcake Inspiration
Shopping Our Stash #100 Mother or Pink
Paper Take Weekly - 2 Stamps
Clear it Out Challenge - Anything Goes and 2 or More DP

Friday, May 10, 2013

Magnet Board

Magnet Board - I have a really fun Altered Art project for you today. 

This week is teacher appreciation week at my grandson's school and I was tasked with coming up with little gifts for his really awesome teacher.

Alison, my Stampin Up demonstrator,  had made a really cute magnet board and several of us at my Wednesday crop group were really taken it. You can see Alison's magnet board here.

Alison was really great about helping me to figure out workable solutions to some of the challenges in creating this. It was her idea to look at the Dollar Tree for something metal that would be a good foundation. 

This project is my DT project for 2 teams. 

Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge is G for Gemstones and glitter. I used lots of gemstones and my black Spica pen for some glitter on the image.

My other team is Crafts 4 Eternity and we are sponsored by Floppy Latte. The challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity  is a fun Tic Tac Toe board. 

I used center across line of Inking, Use Scraps, and 3 of something. All of these can be found in my flowers. I also used the diagonal line of ribbon, scraps and bling or you could go down with pink (in image,) 3 of something, and bling.

My image is Saturated Canary's Starla. She was colored with Copics and my black Spica pen.

My designer paper is Paper Studio.

My blue flowers were made using this wonderful tutorial from Norma Lee. Her flowers are amazing. I encourage everyone to pop over to her blog and spend some time drooling.

I used Peacock Feathers distress ink. It looks really blue. If you look close at the middle flower, you will see some yellow that separated from the blue on the tips. 

The flowers were made with scraps. I made almost all of my cards 5 1/2 by 5 1/2  and I cut off 3 inches from my foundation card stock that is 11 by 8 1/2, so I have lots of those 3 inch strips. There is also a blue gemstone in the center of each flower.

I used a very pale aqua lace for the outer trim of my plate. I used a row of black rose ribbon on the inner rim. It is on a inward curve and doesn't really show up with the camera, but IRL it is lovely.

I used my SB to make the swirls and added a ribbon rose to each side of the aqua flowers. 

The blue butterfly has been in my stash for quite a long time. My grandson really liked it and he was allowed to put it where ever he wanted on the project.

Tyler also placed the wire butterfly. 

The hanger is a ribbon that the white stitching was colored with a Copic, so that it would match.

The magnets are card stock punched several times and built up to add some strength and glued to a magnet. Tyler then added the gemstone embellishment.

Tyler really wanted this butterfly as one of the magnets. 

I hope that you and Tyler's teacher like it!

Crafty Calendar Challenge May Blossoms
Mad for Markers Challenges #12 Feminine
Crafty Bloggers Network #11 Tic Tac Toe - ribbon, stamps, + bling
Craft Your Passion Challenges #161 Floral Delights
Crafty Boots Challenges #Stamper Character
Flutterby Wednesdays #239 Open with butterfly/fairy
Divas by Design Challenge Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz #18 Black and white plus one - Aqua

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Little Miss

Little Miss - It is my teams turn for the challenge at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

Here is the lovely sketch. I really enjoyed working with this one.

My DP is Pressed Petals, Baby Girl.

My image is Wee Stamps. This one was made for CME. I colored her with Copics and added lot of bling in the flower centers and sprinkled around the image.

The corners are a CB die.

I used some tulle to make a ribbon and bow. I love how wispy tulle is.

The card was finished off with some flowers.

Fab N Funky Challenges #169 pink
Divas by Design Challenge  number - The candle on the cake is in the shape of the #1
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #181 Inspired by a song - Happy Birthday
Simply Create Too #36 Babies
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #88 Anything Goes
All Sorts Challenge #205 Sparkle - green flower center and tiny gemstones on image
Color-Me-Classroom #67 Celebrate Something
Crafty Calendar Challenge #May - Blossoms