Tuesday, April 29, 2014


This card was made to fit a few challenges.  FCCB is having an "April Shower" challenge.  also, MY CRAFT SPOT is having a "Black and White Plus One Color" challenge. I chose black, white and blue.  The  chalkboard papers are from My Minds Eye.  The white and black glitter are DCWV.  The poodle is cut from Once Upon A Princess and the umberella is from Create a Critter.  The cloud embossing folder is from Darice.  The sentiment is My Craft Spot. The sentiment die is from My creative Time.  I used Colorbox chalk ink.

Friday, April 25, 2014


Yesterday I received my first order from Close to My heart.  My friend Diana from DL.Art is a new consultant for the company.  I was so excited to try out the Artiste cartridge.  First my first project I decided to make a pop-up card.  The bird on the front is from the same cartridge.  I used K&Company papers.  The glitter is Martha Stewart.  I don't know what stamp I used for the inside sentiment, there is no name on it.     .I am entering this into the BBTB2 Birds of a Feather Challenge


I got some awesome DCWV paper pads at JoAnn's for $6.  One is called the "Snack Stack".  MY CRAFT SPOT is having a "Shake it On" challenge. I am also linking up to DL.Art-Thankful Thursday April linky Party.  The beads are so old the sticker on the bottom say  $.75.  There is no label.  The ribbon is 3 girl jam.  The die cuts are Spellbinders, the cup cake is Stamps of Life. The sentiment is Scrappy Moms.

Monday, April 21, 2014


I made this spinner card using stamps and dies from Stamps of life.  All of the papers are from DCWV.

I used Stayz On ink.  The ribbon is from 3 Girl jam, the brads are from my stash.
I am linking this up to LITTLE SCRAP PIECES-Show it off Saturday.
and to DL. Art-Thankful Thursday April Linky Party

Thursday, April 17, 2014


My friend's mother asked me to make a birthday card for her.  My friend has an Easter Birthday.  Her mom wanted me to put a bunny on the front. I used Celebrate with a Flourish for the bunny scene.  I uses DCWV Birthday stack.  The solids are also DCWV-Spring&Summer Mat Stack. The flowers are Jolee.The bunny and the grass dies on the envelope and inside are from My Creative Time.  The inside sentiment is from Birthday Bash.  The brads are from my stash.  The orange mat is Spellbinders.


DL.Art-Thankful Thursday Easter
BBTB2-Easter Project


I made this Easter Card to give to my parents.  I made it to fit a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at DIE CUTTING DIVAS. The 3 squares I chose are Glitter(Sprayed on the flowers) , pastel colors and flowers. I cut the flowers using Flower Shoppe, The background matts are Spellbinders-Resplendent Rectangles.  The cross is Crosses Two.The large matts on the inside are Labels Eight. The patterned papers are Embillish-Happi Girl.  The white pearl paper is Paper Source. I sprayed the flowers with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz.  The center of the flowers is Martha Stewart Pearl Glass Paint. I am also linking up to DL.Art April Linky Party
I seem to have misplaced my "He has Risen" stamp.  Hope I find it by Sunday.  Maybe it is time to tidy-up around here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I made this card for my daughter's 24th birthday in July.  I followed a sketch on FCCB.  The cupcake is from Sweet Treats.  The patterned papers are Embelish-Happi Girl. The burlap is Ashland, adhered with Sook Wang tape. I used VersAMagic Chalk ink.  The sentiment is Stamps of life, surrounded by K&Company border. I am not sure who the inside sticker is by.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Hello.  I have had a rough week at work.  I was hoping to win an award that I worked hard for all year, but that didn't work out.  I was very disappointed in myself. It is hard to accept that your best isn't good enough. The message in church today was about HOPE.  That you can't achieve what you hope for without ideas.  They had an organization called Message Keys.  They make and sell necklaces out of keys that they have stamped a message on.  You are supposed to wear it for a while then pay it forward to someone who is struggling with something. After hearing some of the stories, I decided to quit feeling sorry for myself and to figure out how I can better myself for next years recognitions.
I made these cheerful treat holders to give out at Easter. The yellow patterned paper is Bo Bunny, the pink is K&Company and the blue paper is Jillibean Soup. I started with an oval Spellbinders die.  All other dies and sentiments are from MY CREATIVE TIME
DL. Art-Thankful Thursday Easter Challenge
LITTLE SCRAP PIECES-Show it Off Saturday

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


A co-worker asked me to make a card with a hippo on it for her friends birthday.  I used Create A Critter cartridge for the hippo and the inside sentiment.  For the inside I used a patterned paper from DCWV Animal Crackers.  All of the papers are DCWV.  The ribbon is 3 Girl jam.  The brad is K&Company.  I used Martha Stewart twine. FCCB is having a Spring Cleaning Challenge-use a cart or cut you haven't used before.

LITTLE SCRAP PIECES-Show it Off Saturday
DL.Art-Thankful Thursday April Linky Party
FCCB-Spring Cleaning.  Use a cut you haven't used before

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Good afternoon.  I made this card for  a few  challenges DL.Art is having a bunny challenge and DIE CUTTING DIVAS are having a Pastel Color Challenge.  Also 3 Girl Jam is having a "Anything Spring"Challenge. I am also linking up to BBTB2 bunny challenge. I just got DCWV pastel chalkboard paper pad and a pastel glitter pad. The paper on the inside is Echo park. The straws are from Spritz. The twine is KI.  The pink ribbon is 3 Girl Jam. I used Darice Cloudy Sky embossing folder and Cuttlebugs Babys Breath.  The pretty pastel skittles are from Carri at Double Click Connections. I drew on the bunny faces.  The grass die and the bunny on the inside are My Creative Time. I used the cricut cartridge Tags, Bags,Boxes and More2.


Monday, April 7, 2014


Today I had the day off.  So I rummaged thru my attic for things to paint with chalk paint.  When I received my Scrapbox desk, there was a wooden frame supporting the desktop.  I painted it green with CeCe caldwell Chalk Paint. then I screwed some hooks into the back and attatched wire.  I painted the clothespins, aan old yellow shelf and a gold picture frame with Annie Sloane "Antique White" chalk paint. I went over the embossed parts of the frame with CeCe Caldwell's silver wax.  Now I have so many places to display my cards, that I need to create more paper projects.

Sunday, April 6, 2014


My niece, Janessa is having a baby.  I made her this cute card to let her know I am there for her.  My sister (her mom) passed away when she was a teenager.  MY CREATIVE TIME is having a designer challenge where you have to make your own background paper.  I sure had fun doing this. I used MCT Coffee Background stamps with Recollections Chalk ink.The chalkboard cardstock is also Recollections.The white shimmer crdstock is Paper Source.  The gal is from the die set "Classy Girl and Furbaby"  The stroller is "Classy Girl Accessories."  I also used "Fun Stitched edges" to make the border.The twine is Ki.  The sticker is from Doodlebug
stamped backgrounds


The winner of my Birthday Blog Candy chosen by Random.Org is number 3-Carri A Busybee  from Double Click Connections  I have a post ready to go, but my pics won't up;oad on picassa.  Does anyone have any advice.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


  For my Birthday Blog Candy CLICK HERE  I added a new item.  If you already commented you can add another commment

This week DIE CUTTING DIVAS are having a sketch challenge.  I knew i wanted to use Little Azaelea Ebellish paper pad.  Also, Diana at DL.Art is having a Bunny Challenge.  The base card and the white pearl paper are from Paper Source.  The pink whitewash is Core'dinations.  All other paper is Embellish.  The bunny is from Clelebrate with a Flourish.  The center dies are Spellbinders.  The sentiment and flower dies are from MCT.  The brads are K&Company

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Don't you love this sentiment "Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain"  This sentiment is from MCT "I'm here for you rain or shine"  set.  The apers are from Heidi Grace.  The base card is Recollections glitter pad.  I used Crocs Rule cartridge.  The cloud is from Create a Critter.The raindrops were fro the $1 section at Joannes.  I used a sketch from FCCB 's latest challenge.  Also, BBTB2 is having an April Showers chaallenge.