Friday, August 30, 2013

Apples for Teach

Apples for Teach - It is time for another challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity and Alphabet Challenge Blog. Our challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is Back to School and at Alphabet Challenge Blog is one work sentiments.

My Designer Paper is MME Ruby. 

My image is Mary Margaret by Michelle Perkett. I love Michelle's warm, whimsical style. I colored Mary Margaret with Copics, then fussy cut her. I matted her useing SB Labels 4 and Gold Labels 4. I accented the cut with some tiny black gemstones.

My sentiment is SU; as is the punch that cut it out.  I used a small piece of ribbon. The small flowers are Recollections and the larger one, I picked up at the convention.

Sketch and Stash Challenge #120 Sketch
Fairies Challenges #11 Back to School
The Pink Elephant Challenge #214 Back to School
Love to Create Challenge #80 Back to School
Cutie Pic Challenge #51 Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #108 Initials - MH - M is  for Mary Margaret and H is for Hello
Craft-Room Challenge Something New. My Gold Labels 4 die is new. I bought it on Saturday at the convention in Tulsa. I just had to try it out!
Lori Boyd 2 #54 Back to School

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Sunset - Good Evening, sweet friends. It is time for another challenge at The Sweet Pea Stampers. Our challenge this fortnight is fantasy. Fantasy is what first drew me to Sweet Pea Stamper. I am enchanted by the mermaids and other fantasy images of Ching Chou Kuik. There is something about these images that just draw me in.

My image is ching-chou kuik- Spring Night  single rubber stamp. Also available in multi plate ching-chou kuik's sheet 18, plate 53

I colored her with Copics, then added lots of Stickles to her "legs" and a little bit to her scarf and head flowers. I used raspberry fritz Flower Soft to the cattails. 

My flowers are another of Susan's Garden Sixxits Dies. I used my Copics to add some deeper color to the center of the petal, then I shaped them using Susan's tool kit. The leaves are SU die. I finished off the card with a bow that was tied using my Bow Easy and my final touch was to use a stick pin from the stick pin swap that I recently did. 

Fetch a Sketch #56 Sketch
Totally Gorjuss #198 Bows
Color-Me-Classroom #75 Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network #14 Favorite Things - images by Ching-Chou Kuik, Copics, and of course Crafting!
Pile It On Challenge #34 Designer Paper
Card Mania Challenges #28 Ribbon
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog #59 Sunshine - Does a sunset count?

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Going Dotty

Going Dotty - At One Stop Craft Challenge, our challenge this week is DOTS and SPOTS. We are sponsored by Bearly Mine. 

I have covered the face of this little cutie, but I wish you could see it. He has frosting all over his nose.

I started with some papers by Imagination. I actually used 2 sheets. I cut the boat and helicopter out, added some fine glitter on the red parts and pop dotted them up. 

My swirls are a MD die. I added some frosted pearls on the tips.

Challenges 4 Everybody #27 Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge #51 Anything Goes
Pinspirational Challenges #71 Photo Inspired
Anything Challenge #99 By the Sea - Does the boat and the swirls count for the SEA?
Lori Boyd 2 #53 Aqua and Red
Belli Challenge #176 Glitter
Seize the Birthday #22 Birthday
Simply Create Too #44 For a Child

Friday, August 23, 2013


Broom - This image from Sassy Studio Designs reminds me of the sitcom "Bewitched." I loved that show.

Our challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is travel and we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs. I chose this image called Sassy Witch. Everyone knows that witches ride brooms and this Sassy girl, looks that she could go far!

I Colored her with Copics. I had fun with my background, making a night sky that was still light enough to show her off.

My DP is Cloud 9, Harvest Holiday.

The sentiment is SU, used with the corresponding punch.

My lily's are Sizzix Susan's Garden. I love these dies!

I added some glow in the dark glitter to the papers. It is really fun at night, but it doesn't photograph at all glowing.

Color-Me-Classroom #75 Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network #14 Favorite things - lily die and Copics
Challenges 4 Everybody #27 Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #15 Girls
Paper Take Weekly Flower Power
Stamp with Fun #220 Sketch

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chicken Scratch

Chicken Scratch - I'm a little behind in filling in the details about this card. I have a house full of grandchildren visiting from out of state. They start leaving tomorrow, so I have been getting lots of hugs and kissed in today. :))))

My card is my DT card for Creative Card Crew. We are sponsored by the Scrapping Center, a great place to get your crafty things.

Our challenge for you this fortnight is Down on the Farm. We are looking for farm/country themes.

I started my card off with white core black paper and I borrowed this fabulous chicken wire embossing folder, which I then sanded. 

My image is also borrowed from the same friend. I have on idea who the image is manufacturer by. 

My sentiment is hand done by me. I thought it would be fun to do some chicken scratch.

Perfect Sentiments Challenge #87 Outdoors
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #87 No Birthday
Card Makin Mamas #73 black and white plus 1
Pile it on Challenge #33 no DP

Monday, August 19, 2013


Swell - We have a new sketch up for you at Seems a Little Sketchy. Here it is!

You can rotate, flip or turn it however you like; as long as we can see it there.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Squigglefly. Isn't this little scout of their's adorable. Our family are big time supports of both Girl and Boy Scouts. All of our children were involved, as well as my husband and I. 

I colored this sweetie with Copics and I actually put in the background myself. I am pretty pleased with it. I really like the trees.

My DP is K and Company, Julianne. The vine is CL. The sentiment and shaped punch are SU. The circles are a CM punch.

The image, border and corner dies are all SB.

Crafty Calendar Challenge August Anything goes
Heck of a Challenge August Summer Vacation - My husband still goes to Scout camp every summer
Here Come the Boys Blog Challenge #58 Squares
Southern Girls Challenge #75 F is for Frog (by his feet,) Forest, Fleur and FUN
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #87 No Birthday
Color-me-classroom #75 Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss #197 Dies/Punches
Challenges 4 Everybody #27 Anything Goes

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Joy - Today's challenge at  One Stop Craft Challenge is stripes. 

My DP is from a Year Round pad by Moments.

My image is Mother and Child by our sponsor Digi's for Joy. They have some really cute images. 

I colored the image with Copics and added Stickles to the baby's swaddling's around his face and to the star.

My poinsettias are SB with Chipper Sapphire ink veins. I used pale yellow pearls in the centers.

My sentiment and punches are SU.

Paper Take Weekly Occasional- Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge P is for...Poinsettia 

Friday, August 16, 2013


Wings - The summer is coming to an end, but I have this card to hold it close a little bit longer. Our challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is summer (sponsored by Crafts 4 Eternity craft shop) and at Alphabet Challenge Blog is to use your newest stamp. 

I recently made the design team at The Sweet Pea Stampers, so I just got a bunch of new Sweet Pea digi images and this one by Karen Middleton is titled Alight on Me. I colored this sweet angel with Copics and added some Stickles on the path of the butterflies.

My DP is MME, Breeze. I like the sunny yellows in this pad. 

My swirls are made with SB's Floral Flourishes. The flowers were cut from a stem.

My sentiment is SU and the banner is made with Tim Holtz tattered banners.

2 fun and easy challenges, I hope that you will stop by Crafts 4 Eternity and Alphabet Challenge Blog and show us your newest stamp and that it too, will be a summer image.

CLP Challenge # 61 Sketch
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #95 bingo Flowers Free Diecut
Crafty Bloggers Network #14 favorite things flowers, pretty images, diecuts, and Copics
Pile it on Challenge #32 outdoors
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #14 Favorite Things
Stamp with Fun #219 Summer
Crafty Boots Challenges Diecut

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink - At One Stop Craft Challenge, we are looking for projects in pastels! This is my DT card. 

My DP is The Paper Studio. This DP was one of the first paper blocks that I bought. I have used it so much and have lots of it in my scrap drawers.

My image is Rory, by our sponsor Ellephantastic. I know that this is a boy image, but I thought this could be a girl with scruffy hair. 

When I was in High School, I used to be an aide in a Sunday School class of 5 year olds. We had one little girl who always came dressed to the max in pink ruffles and at Easter she even had white gloves, but she was a Tom boy and would be wrestling with the boys every week. This little Rory could be a Rosy, who like that little girl is just ruff and tumble; no matter how much pink she wears or how many bows are in her hair.

Rory/Rosy is colored with Copics and I added some Stickles to the trim on her shirt.

My border is a MS punch, the sentiment is SU and I finished it off with gemstones.
Fairytale-Challenge Blog # Sketch
Color-Me-Classroom #74 Pretty in Pink
Challenges 4 Everybody #26 Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge #84 Summer
The Paper Shelter #123 Punches/Dies
Crafty Creations Challenges #234 Texture
Fab N Funky Challenges #181 Summer
Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #229 Border

Friday, August 9, 2013


Corrosion - Good day, crafty friends. Today's challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is to use the colors in corrosion. Don't you just love the rusts with the turquoise? I think they are a lovely color combo.

My image is Fred, She Said Old Truck. It is a fabulous image to practice coloring rust with. I took a class with Suzanne Dean and this was the homework from that class. It was fun to do, but a lot of work. I think I have to much rust and would have liked to have had more of the blue show through.

My papers, to include the tags are Kaiser Crafts, Secret Bird Society Collection. I distressed the papers with my Zutter Distrezz-it tool. I then inked with Rusty Hinge distress inks.

My sentiment and punches are SU.

My die is SB and I cut it in half. The swirly paperclip has been in my stash forever.

Sketchy Colors #172 Sketch
Cupcake Inspirations #222 Cupcake inspired, The colors
Cards for Men #15 Metal
The Paper Shelter #123 Punches and Dies
C Inspirations #226 Old and New - paper clip is old, rusty hinge ink is new
Perfect Sentiments Challenge #86 Favorite technique - distressing paper 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


1st - My sweet little grandson turned 1. Yea!!!! For my Creative Card Crew DT project, I made this page for him. Our challenge to you is to use banners/pennants in your project. Not only did I add a pennant rope, the cake also had a pennant rope!

Our challenge is sponsored by Stamp Fairy and this is one of their adorable images. I colored Barry Numbers 1 with Copics. Isn't he adorable? Stamp Fairy has such cute Teddy bears.

My DP is Paper Studio Seasonal pad. I used a MS punch for the top border. Baker's twine and frosted pearls finish off the page.

Scrap a Doodle Doo July Sketch
Lori Boyd 2 #52 designer paper
Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #228 For a Child
Cute Card Thursday #280 Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday #21 Birthday
Totally Paper Crafts #178 Song Inspired - What else? Happy Birthday!
Challenges 4 Everybody #26 Anything goes
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #180 Birthday with a number

Monday, August 5, 2013


Virgo - Today's card is my DT card for Seems a Little Sketchy. Seems a Little Sketchy is a fortnightly challenge, so it is perfect for those DT projects that you want to get ahead on and still have it count for a sketch challenge.

Here is our sketch for this fortnight. Tess makes are sketches for us and she does a great job on them.

We are sponsored by Delicious Doodles. Teresa has been doing this amazing series on the zodiac. This is her nice Virgo. She also has a horrorscope Virgo. It is really fun to see her take on this.

I colored her with Copics. I wanted an innocent look, so held off on the Stickles on this card. I cut the image and mat with a SB. Then inked all the papers with Worn Lipstick distress ink.

My flowers are Sixxix Susan's Garden. This one is the daisy. I wanted to echo the daisy in the image. My centers are pearls.

I used a MS punch for the border and a CL die for the scrolly leaves.

I finished off the card with 3 pearls on top.

Card Mania Challenges #26 Bloom Mania
Diva's by Design Challenge Fav color combo - I love pink and here I have paired it with while.
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #194 Pastels
Delicious Doodles Challenge #47 Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss #195 Pearls
Color-me-Classroom #74 Pretty in pink
Challenges 4 Everybody #26 Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #14 Favorite things - pink, Copics, flowers

Saturday, August 3, 2013

By Devyn

By Devyn - My 3 year old grandson, loves to hang out with me in my Craft room and he made this card.

The paper is a scrap from my scrap drawer. I am not sure who the manufacturer is. Devyn chose all of the papers. He pushed all of the buttons on my Cricut for the ice cream cone. We used the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. Then he drew the lines on the waffle cone. Devyn likes bling and added 3 gemstones.

Devyn's sentiment and punches are SU. He does a great job of stamping and punching. 

Devyn is entering his card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Blog For children only
Anything Challenge #98 Coffee or Food
Belli Challenge #175 Summer
Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #228 For a Child
Seize the Birthday #21 Birthday