Friday, January 30, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015


I had so much fun making this card and trying new things. I have a new die cut and colored it bu dipping it in distress ink. It colors the center of the flower but leaves the outside edges white. I also wanted to use some beads and did so on the bottom by the stem to add texture and do something new. I really like the simplicity of this card.

Wildflowers supports:
Crafty Gals Corner

Simon Says

Loves Rubberstamps

A Fairy Tale

May all your fairy tales come true. This Bugaboo Ladybug Fairy image captured my attention and I wanted to make a pink, girly card. Tuesday Morning Sketches had a great sketch

I cut a lacy frame. Then i had some clear ribbon roses I dipped in Worn Lipstick DI to color the center of them. I do not usually use images of people, so I tried something new. I like how the card turned out.

This card will support:
Loves Rubberstamps
Crafty Gals Corner
Simon Says

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Love Bug

Have you been struck by the Love Bug?? This one is delivering glitzy hearts for Valentine's Day!! The red edge and netting the bug is standing on is from the STAMPlorations Mini Mixed Media set. I stamped Love at the bottom but wanted it to be more textured so I spread embossing powder and heat set it. The bug was embossed and bling hearts were added.

Love Bug is posted to:
simon says wednesday


Hiding In My Craft Room

DL Art

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chicken Soup

The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge has an awesome sketch this week.

Bugaboo has a January photo inspiration challenge and whenever I see snow and winter I think of cold and Chicken Soup. Made from scratch with baking powder biscuits! Yummo.

So, using the Sweet Sunday sketch and the Bugaboo Kitchen Chicken-Soup image, the card was created. Tulip pearl paint was added to the boil over from the pot. A feather was added becase chickens are known for feathers. Bling was added for the bubbles from the pot. Winner Winner...Chicken Dinner!


Can anyone have to many valentines? This is one of my favorite days and I love to send out cards to my family and friends. I forego Christmas cards and put my postage on valentines!! I made a special valentine for my grandson, Riley. He should be here and a little candy inside the card will make it a perfect duo for his valentine. I used the Edward valentine Bugaboo Edward is colored with aqua colors and an I love you banner finishes off the card.

Edward is posted to:
Hiding in My Craft Room

Simon Says

DL Art

Eureka Stamp Challenge

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I kiss better than I cook

Wowza...I am a pretty good cook when I want to cook. But today, I wanted to make a card. Using the Retro Sketches design,

I hand stamped each letter and layed them like tiles on the yellow paper. I wanted to use cooking paper for the background. Then, I wanted the lips to stick out. I think this will be a great valentine for Ricky!

This card is posted to:
Retro Sketches


My Life: PAPERTREY BLOG HOP CHALLENGE.....Very very nice!!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Heart Seeds

I wanted to make some shaker cards for Valentines. This heart seeds stamp is probably the oldest stamp I own. Does anyone remember D.O.T.s Stamp Company?
The image is embossed in black. It is colored in Aqua colors. Inside the shaker card it is filled with different colored punched hearts in different sizes. A few buttons were added for the sound when it shakes.

Heart Seeds is posted to:
Time Out Challenge
Simon Says
DL Art

Friday, January 23, 2015

Under the Big Top

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, welcome to the Bugaboo
Birthday Bash Friday challenge! In the center ring you will see that it is a recipe challenge. In the left ring, stickles must be used and in the right ring at least one animal must be used if you choose animal crackers.
And now, the star of our show, the zebra covered in stickles. Borrowing three balloons covered in stickles from Edward the elephant!! Watch in amazement, as the zebra jumps throught the center hoop
finishing off the week long celebration of Bugaboo's fifth year birthday bash!!

That concludes our show under the big top but join us again next year as we celebrate Bugaboo's sixth year birthday bash!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Just Clowning Around

What birthday bash would be complete without a clown? Helping Bugaboo

celebrate their 5th birthday is lil clown 1 all decked out in his birthday finest!

Is their any color I missed!!? Here is to wishing Bugaboo a Fabulous Fifth Birthday.

Just Clowning Around is posted to:
Aloha Friday Scraps challenge

Crafty Gals Corner Hear It For The Boys Challenge

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Look at those eyes...six of them looking at you to wish HB2U! I do not usually googly eye but for this occasion it was fitting.
Those big bug eyes, how much more humerous can that be?!

Coloring the inage with copic markers, adding a star, googly eyes, acrylic dots and HB2U finishes the card.

HB2U is posted to:
Just Us Girls color challenge
Sugar Pea Designs
Crafty Gals Corner Let's Hear It For The Boys

Staching through the snow

Oh my, I saw this Scribble's
stamp and knew I was going to make a card with it. My sister Julie HATES (that is a very strong word in our family) moustache cards. I was clearance shopping at Michaels and saw these "staching through the snow" stickers that went perfectly with the digi stamp!! Guess who is not going to get this card....JULIE!!

I colored each animal with a fantastic moustache. Adding paper and snowflakes along with the sticker makes this a "stashtastic" card!!

This card is posted to
Scribble's Designs
Simon Says Monday challenge Winter Stamping
Crafty Gals Corner

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fabulous Five

Well, sock it to Bugaboo who is FIVE!! Bugaboo's Tuesday challenge is a color challenge..almost all the colors of the rainbow. They sure know how to PARTY!!

I chose the sock monkey. They have a special place in my heart. When my first grandson was born, that is what his father gave him. Everytime I see a sock monkey, I think of Riley. I added the #5 as it is Bugaboo's Fabulous Fifth Birthday!!

Fabulous Five is also posted to:
Send a Smile 4 Kids anything goes 4


I wanted to send my daughter in law a card letting her know how awesome she is as a mother and how much I appreciate her role in the cycle of me my precious grandsons.

I saw Hazel's card from My Card Attic and knew I wanted to CASE it! She is such a talented artist and her cards are masterpieces. Hazel makes the most beautiful clean and simple style cards! She makes the cards look so easy to make with beautiful results everytime. If you are not a follower of My Card Attic, I would sign up now!! I hope someday I will meet Hazel in person.

Here is my CASE'd card.

The blue represents the boys. It was dipped in Peacock Feathers DI. Beautiful was embossed in black and then cut in half...I was nervous to do this but the results are nice. The Beautiful sentiment is Bold Sentiments and this card should be added to their anything goes gallery.

Cas(e) This Sketch

Always Playing With Paper The Challenge

Loves Rubberstampss The Letter B challenge using the stamp Beautiful, blue paper for the boys and bling.

Hello Foxy

I am telling you I have had so much fun making this card with the STAMPlorations

The Cas(e) this Sketch sketch
provided inspiration for this foxy card.

The STAMPlorations Holiday Artsy has a stamp that if you are as sly as a fox, could be used as a tail. This card's corner is a page marker for a book. I learned how to do this at Dawn's Stamping Studio.
Because I wanted the tail and the fox to be the same color, I used the dipping technique in Aged Mahogany DI. When the paper was almost dry, I folded it into the page marker because the paper is still pliable. I assembled the fox cut out of ovals. Hello foxy was embossed in black and the tail was added. Bling was added to finish the card.

A page marker

This card is also posted at Runway Inspired Carven Spring 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Choo choo

I saw this doodle pantry digi stamp with the matching paper and had to use it! I wanted to create a card as busy as any child under five years old and most little boys love trains.

Choo choo is posted to:
Eureka stamps The Color Red challenge
Send a smile 4 kids anything goes 4 kids challenge
Hiding in my Craft Room Color It challenge
Aloha Friday challenge scraps

Birthday Fishes

Today's birthday challenge at Bugaboo a photo inspiration.

I see the stripes and colors on that fabulous birthday cake! I used the birthday fishes to make a colorful birthday card.

Besides celebrating with Bugaboo, Birthday Fishes will be posted to
Send A Smile 4 kids anything goes 4 kids

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Bugaboo, let's celebrate!

A week of birthday festivities at Bugaboo

to celebrate their 5th birthday. Sunday is a sketch challenge. I used this bear holding a string of stars. Of course the wings, halo and stars needed glitter to make them sparkle to help celebrate Bugaboo's Birthday Bash!

The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Holiday Artsy set.

Bugaboo's Birthday Bash


is 5 years old and is having a BIRTHDAY BASH!! Bingo is Saturday's challenge. Birthday Fishes would seem to be appropriate to get the party started! I love this image and colored brightly it gets you in the mood to celebrate! For the bingo, I chose bling, scallops and animal.

Happy 5th Birthday Bugaboo!!

Love Bird

Wanting to make a few valentines, this Retro Sketch will be perfect! I used a digi stamp from Paper Smooches Colored in Copic bright, vibrant colors it would be a good card for a child.

I punched out four hearts and put letters spelling out L O V E on each heart. The branch was used for the bird to sit on and the hearts to hang from. A little bling was added to the tail feathers.

This card fits perfectly into
Send A smile 4 Kids Anything goes 4 kids.
Retro Sketches
Hiding in My Craft Room Color it challenge
Paper Smooches Sparks challenge

Friday, January 16, 2015

Henry Ashton

Oh what a perfect day. Today my second grandson, Henry Ashton entered the world weighing 6 pounds 6 ounces and was eighteen and a half inches long. Oh Henry, how beautiful and precious are you!!

His older brother, Riley, was told the baby was born. They showed him a picture and he said "You are not bringing HIM home!"

I made a card welcoming Henry into the world. I decided to put a H on it to make sure he knew the card
was made especially for him. They live in North Carolina and will be traveling up to Wisconsin soon. I cannot wait to hold and kiss both of those grandsons!!

This card is posted to Simon Says It's a guy thing

Sieze the fitting is this?

Curtain Call Soft Scarf

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fickle Flower

A quick post using Mango Frost DCWV paper stack. This is a Tuesday Morning sketch.

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge blog has stamp with anything but black. A hello was stamped in brown in the lower right corner. Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn DI were used to color the fickle flower.

Have a great day!!


I so love this Sugar Rush set from STAMPlorations ! I saw the sundae image and all the word builders. I thought I would only use the sundae image but then I saw the doughnuts. I can not pass up a chocolate covered one, but these are vanilla with blue sprinkles. The top paper is cut at weird angles. I stamped the doughnut image and colored it with a sand Copic marker. The vanilla frosting is pearl tulip paint, The blue sprinkles are glass glitter. The sentiment goes around the paper saying "I never met a calorie I did not like." I had to just stamp the a from the an word. A little baker's twine finishes the card.

Sherbert is posted to STAMPlorations anything goes gallery and STAMPlorations January challenge.

Now, are you ready for some ice cream humor?

Comments are welcome!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ionic bond

Using Ionic Bond from Unity Stamp Company, I saw this nuclear symbol and imediately thought of the show the Big Bang Theory. I love that show and Sheldon with is selfish narcissistic personality just makes me laugh!! It is funny how they can use such big words and make silly jokes.

The color theme at Unity Stamp Company Blog is blues and purples.

I used Try Stamping on Tuesdays sketch

Crafty Gals Corner has a sweetheart theme and you need to use a heart. I created the background using the dipping technique with Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord DI. Then, I have never opened my Pearl Ex, and used translucent violet to create a shine. Well, I wanted more shimmer...this is an electrostatic attraction we are talking about. I ran my Versa Mark pad on the card leaving spaces that would be dull and shiny when embossed with clear embossing powder.

I created the background by stamping "Our Ionic Bond" many times. Then I paper pieced by adding the hearts that were punched out of the background paper to the spaces between the background stamping. I also added three of them to the nuclear symbol. My scrap box held the paper for the card and colors for the banners and backing of the nuclear symbol.

Simon Says Wednesday challenge has It's a guy thing and I think this would be a perfect valentine for the guy.

613 Avenue Create's has a use as many techniques on a card as possible challenge

Well, I think an Ionic Bond has been formed.


Yesterday, I went to JoAnne's to get an elegant writer. While there, DCWV paper stacks were on SALE!! $3.49 each for a 4x6 or 6x6 paper stack. I do not call this a "deal of the week", I call it a "steal of the week"!! The paper stack I am using today is Tattered Time. I am also going to use the Mojo Monday Sketch.
I used Tim Holtz's die to cut the gears. Black Soot DI was put on the edges of the papers. The sentiment is Stamplorations Bold Sentiments and I think I might just wear this set out!!

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is hosting it's a guy thing
Let me tell you, if you are looking for paper(like I didn't have enough), this is the week. I also picked up another Mariposa, Mango Frost,Travel stack and Latte stack. Had to cut myself off there but there were more to pick from!!

Steampunk is linked to Craft Stamper's Magazine Challenge

Steampunk is linked to Mojo Monday and Stamploration's anything goes gallery.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Photo Op

Is there anything you have that brings back memories more than photo's? I love to go through my photo albums and look at how my boys have grown. It is fun to see how styles and decades change throuh life. Today I thought using Sketch Saturday would work perfectly into a photo op card.

Well, I could not pass up a good picture so while my brother and I were cleaning, we found an old picture frame. We thought it would be a perfect photo op! I think the camera had a problem because there is a lot of white hair in the pic!!

Monday, January 12, 2015


There are three thing on cards that make me laugh everytime. Flamingos, moustaches and eyeglasses. Why there would be a flaming pink bird is beyond me. But I love them. Moustaches come in all shapes and sizes. Men sport them with their own flair and style. And eyeglasses, a necessity in life for a lot of people have become really fun. They are blinged out, colored with designs or your basic black!! So, whenever these elements are used on cards, it instantly hits my funny bone and I laugh!

The sketch from Retro Sketches

just screamed eyeglasses!

Then, Words 2 Scrap By

has a #chose your word challenge. So, because it is eyeglass frames, I decided to chose #I'vebeenframed. What a fantastic pairing the sketch and the hashtag word. My funny bone has been hit because I just laugh at this card!

I am going to enter this in the Craft Stampers Take it, Make it challenge.
Speaking of being framed, my grandson, Riley, has been framed!!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dancing with the Stars

Today, I was getting some fun mail ready to send out and I spyed a film strip embossing folder that looked lonely. I was thinking of what to use on this sketch challenge and then the idea hit me.

I inked the folder up, not to carefully, because I wanted some smudge in the strip. Ran it through the Cuttlebug. The strip on the card base and it looked like a wall. Perfect backdrop!! Making some splatters...if anyone can enlighten me here on splatter making, it would be appreciated. I ended up with three large dots and a shirt full of black specs!! Then the image from the STAMPlorations Vignette Ever After was embossed and cut out. His feet were placed on the bottom of the film strip to create the wall/floor effect. A few hearts were added and it is ready to enter into the STAMPlorations bi weekly sketch challenge.

I just found the Stamp Crafter Magazine Take it Make it challenge and would like to enter it there.

Their anything goes gallery has a perfect spot to link it.

Sweet Stampin Challeng blog is girly but no pink so it would be perfect for their challenge as well.

DL Art has an anything with hearts!!

DL Art January Linky challenge

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