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Saturday, December 11, 2010

My computer died.

I woke up this morning to a "dead"computer. After some research and help from my son~the computer that I will be purchasing is only available online. I will be back and blogging as soon as my new baby arrives  :(

Friday, December 10, 2010

Paper Secrets Holiday Hop

Welcome to the Paper Secrets Holiday Hop. As you hop along the 25 inspiring blogs, be sure to leave a comment at each stop and then post here to let us know that you finished the hop. You may win 1of 3 RAKS.
You should have arrived here from Giovanna
If not, you may want to the start of the hop

I will be posting new projects each day of the hop. For today I have 3 ornaments and a card.                                

My first ornament was created using chipboard,some DP from my "scrap pile", paper, felt ,resin and acrylic snowflakes, bling and a transparent tag.



Second up is a glass ball ornament that I dapped with alcohol inks. (cranberry and tobacco)

This little birhouse was made from chipboard, Paper Studio pp, a sticker from the dollar store and sequin trim

Last up is this card. Basic Grey pp, DCWV pp, Bazzill cardstock. I stamped "happy winter" and heat embossed it. The snowman was stamped on a ceramic ornament and then colored.

Your next stop is Kathy Carr

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Simply Betty Stamps Tree Challenge

This is my "creepy Christmas Tree" done with Simply Betty Stamps. Sadly, my computer was acting up and I was unable to get this uploaded in time for Simply Betty's Day 3 Challenge.



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

I happened upon the Jesus is the Reason for the Season blog hop and was inspired to create this card.
If you would like to check out the fabulous projects~you can start at Heathers blog
http://joemamainks.blogspot.com

Monday, November 29, 2010

Simply Betty "Grinch" challenge

Simply Betty Challenges 12 Days of Christmas Day 2. Make a "Grinch-mas" project.


Grinch (n.) Definition" one who ruins enjoyment.

I thought that Victorian Beauty James and this sentiment from "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
fit the challenge perfectly.

Stamps: Simply Betty
Inkadinkado
Paper: Bazzill
Ink/pencils/markers: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Copic Markers, Sakura Glaze Pens, Pearl Gel pen, EK Success colored pencils

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Simply Betty Christmas Challenge

Simpy Betty Stamps is hosting 12 Days of Christmas. The Challenge for day 1 is to use a Simply Betty Halloween stamp and use it to make a Christmas card. I used Pumpkin London and turned her into a Holiday Helper.


Paper: DCWV, Heidi SwappMaking Memories and Paper Studio(cardstock) Stamp: Simply Betty digi Pumpkin London Embellishments: LYB bling Tools: Spellbinder Shapabilities Pendant snowflake, Paper Shapers circle punch

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #21

Challenge #21 at Papercarft Star is to use this photo as inspiration to create a Holiday card,tag, LO or project.
This is my card
Rubbernecker Stamps bold ornament stamp, Paper Studio pp, Core'dinations cardstock, Distress Stickles, glitter gel pens, bling, pop dots, Reminisce sticker

Friday, November 5, 2010

: ( Not a winner

Okay...so this HUGE pile of cards is the pic on Paper Connections blog that shows the cards sent to Paper Crafts Magazine for their World Card Making Day Contest. The card circled in blue is mine. It was not one of the 20 chosen winners.

This is my card

and this is a close-up of the watercolor technique that I used on the stamp.



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy 1st Anniversary Little Red Wagon

Little Red Wagon is celebrating it's 53rd Challenge by having a "Red" challenge. I was shopping at Kohl's today and they were *gasp* already playing Christmas music which put me in the mood to create this card.
I just LOVE this stamp!!!

Paper Studios pp, Bazzil cardstock, Viva Las Veagastamps stamp,Bic Markers, song lyrics printed on the computer

Scrap Whispers Challenge#79

Scrap Whispers Challenge #79

This is Tippi Hedron who stared in Hitchcock's "The Birds". It just seemed fitting that her pic is in Black and White since her film was in black and white.


Okay~ so I am doing challenges backwards.


Georgina~thanks for the heads up that challenges were due TODAY.
This is how the challenge read on the blog "We challenge you to craete a card or layout using black and white.You can use either a color photo with nothing but black and white papers and embellishments OR you can use a black and white photo with a clored background OR you can use a black and white photo with a black and white background"


Scrap Whispers Challenge 80 -

I made this page for Challenge #80 at Scrap Whispers . The challenge is to use the words Wish/Dream or Jorney in a LO title.I couldn't resist drawing a hand and having it hold the picture.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween


Have an AWESOME Halloween!!!

I hope that you get into the "spirit" of the day!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Totally Frightful

I made this card for the "Totally Frightful" Challenge at the Cuttlebug Spot. I FINALLY got to use the cool monster stamp that I bought a few years ago.

I am also entering this card at:

Creative Inspirations~Challenge #83~Spooky

Fab 'n' Funky ~ Things that go "BUMP" in the night

2 Sisters~ Challenge #9~Halloween

paper: DCWV, Recollections, K&Co. , Paper Co. c/s, Cuttlebug embossing folder,Martha Stewart punch, Hampton Arts glitter glue, Ancient Page ink,EK Sucess colored pencils, Bizzaro stamp, bling


And... speaking of totally frightening~ I got this creepy pumpkin from a local nursery. Isn't it FUN!?!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

World Card Making Day at Cropstop

I did not get to make any cards on World Card Making Day because I was at my sons college for the homecoming festivities.

I did make this card for the Crop Stop "Around the World" progressive blog hop. I used all of the prompt and fit them on one card.

1. Tatterered Angels ( I used "Key Lime Pie" Glimmer mist)
2. Cricut (pumpkin was cut using the "Pumpkin Carving" cart)
3. Use multiple embossing folders AND emboss something "unique" (Quickutz Goosebumps, Sizzix~ Tim Holtz and Cuttlebug) I embossed a metal star
4. Tim Holtz (embossed star with a Tim Holtz folder, inked and sanded star)
5. Quickutz (Quickutz Goosebumps embossing folder)
6. Cuttlebug (Cuttlebug embossing folder , Cuttlebug spider die)
7. Spellbinder (circle Nestabilities~used to cut circle in center of web)


It was also made for Sweet Stampin Challenges, Challenge #47~ Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend




Sunday, September 12, 2010

Design Dollies Grey, White, Green Color Challenge

I made this card for the 1st color challenge of the month at Design Dollies. The challenge is to use grey,white and green.

paper used,The Paper Company, Karen Foster and K & Company

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remebering 9/11

Today is a day of remembering...
Remembering thos who bravely tried to save those trapped in the wreckage .
Remembering those who died and those left to carry on without them .
Remebering those who are serving our country overseas .
Remebering those who lost their lives while serving our country .

In the wake of 9/11 many stepped forward to volunteer
Volunteer to serve or to help in other ways.
Pat Tillman of the Arizona Cardinals did just that. He left a successful career with the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the Army after the attacks occurred. Pat served our country until his death in April of 2004. He was 27.
In addition to remembering those terrible acts and how it affected us all, we need to remember these words UNITED WE STAND.
These words are forgotten in the hecticness of our daily lives. We forgot to be knid and courteous to others. We forget to find time in our schedules to volunteer.
Our local high school has issued MANDATORY community service hours for graduation and many parents are PROTESTING instead of standing beside their students and voluteering their time as well.
What's up with THAT !?!


Peace and may you find beauty in every day.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful challenge

I made this card to fit 2 challenges.

Flourishes BBB02

Artful Inkkables Think Ink #28 ~distress out

This is a close-up showing the detail in the stamping


This is a close-up showing the distressed embossing
And THIS is the card .
I thought that the copper paper and "aged patina" on the embossed floral image fit the Flourishes challenge perfectly.



Paper: American Craft, Core'dination, Bazzill, Paper Pizzazz
Stamp: Rubbernecker
other, Nestabilities Pendant die and Embossing plate, Judykins embossing powder, Souffle pens, LeeHo dimensional paint , JoAnn acrylic sentiment

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Paper Playtime anniversary challenge

Anniversary card for Paper Playtime Challenge #13

Websters Papges PP, DCWV pp, Bazzill c/s, Jo-ann feather,
JoAnn brad, 7 Gypsies rub-on

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Birthday drink

A Birthday Margarita~isn't that what we all need?


This card is being entered in the following challenges :

Corrosive Challenge #78~ Drinks are on us

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #1 ~ use yellow

Totally Stampalicious~Texture-Licious



This is a close-up of my card showing the liquidy effect of the drink and the "salt" on the rim of the glass and on the flowers



Paper:D CWV, Graphics 45, Bazzill c/salso used, Rock candy Distress stickles, Prima flowers, Rubbernecker stamp, Staz-on ink , plastic (from packaging) Bic markers

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Just for Fun Color Challenge #25

I found this super fun color challenge at
The colors just SCEAMED Halloween to me and this is my card
And a close-up to show thw subtle shading of the pumpkin and the dimension of the cat and graveyard


Paper: Bazzill c/s, Prism c/s, Basic Grey pp, Graphics 45 pp
also used: Martha Stewart border punches, Sizzix dies, Cricut Pumpkin Carving cart, Michaels bling, Bic markers, pop=dots

Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

Yes, I do know that it is still summer but I couldn't resist making a Christmas card in this fabulous color combo for PDCC43 at The Play Date Cafe

PAPER: Bazill and Basic Grey STICKERS: Penny Black and JoAnn's STAMP: unknown snowflakes Technique: bleach stamping and Cuttlebug embossing folder

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I was blog surfing and came across Fantabulous Cricut and made thid card for their Challenge #23 which is the great outdoors. I started making a "bonfire" using the Campout Cart, but then it evolved into the card you see here.

I am also submitting this card to Belli Challenge #98. Round and Metal (using old and forgotten embellies)


paper: BoBunny and Bazzill , Metal embellies, Tim Holtz and JoAnn's
I made this card using the cup from Cricut Cart~ Joys of the Season for a challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2.

Paper used: Rhonna Farrar, Cosmo Cricket, Paper Pizzazz
also used: Copic Lavendar BV20,felt snowflake, bling,buttton

Monday, August 16, 2010

Caardvarks Christmas tag challenge

The current challenge at Caardvarks is to create a Christmas tag or mini card. I made this tag.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

S2G challenge

At S2G , Challenge #53 This week your TWIST to follow is to add FLOWERS to your project/card!!!

I just LOVE the "Shower Chick" Stampendous stamp and it worked so well for this challenge.



Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wedding card

I haven't been able to play along with Couture Cardstock's daily challenges for the past few days.
I was able to make a card for todays challenge.

Today’s Challenge: Journal about your goals, OR create a card for someone who is reaching a milestone or achieving a goal.



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

AiFactory Challenge #29

Yippee!!! I was invited to be a guest designer for AiFactory Challenges this week :)
I rec'd this LOVELY Ballerina Ella image to use for this week's challenge of creating an Easel card. You can win this image this week.
Come join the fun and make an Easel card. You don't need to use an AiFactory image to enter, but they have a FABULOUS freebie section(http://www.aivault.com/store/category/freebies.html)
Your Easel card is due by Midnight EST, Wednesday, March 30th
If you are uploading to a public gallery., Please use code AIF029 .

supplies: Couture Cardstock c/s , Paper Studio pp,
FloraDoodles butterfly, Ellison ballet slipper die,Colorbok transparency frame, Copic markers, chalk, lace,sentiment stickers

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Couture Cardstock Challenge~Vintage Vibe

Today's challenge at Couture Cardstock is to create a card with a "Vintage Vibe". I think that this image from Graphic 45 pp is just perfect for the challenge.



Friday, March 19, 2010

Couture Cardstock Challenge~Masking

It was 66 degrees today and supposed to snow tonight~go figure...

Today's Couture Cardstock Challenge is to use MASKING

My SIL was wearing a fall colored flannel shirt today and I was inspired to create this card for todays challenge.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Couture Cardstock Marker Challenge

Stop by Couture Cardstock today~ Broni has a super cute card that she made using Copics markers to create a tie-dye effect on a stamped image .

Today's challenge at Couture Cardstock is to use markers on a project . I used makers to color a stamped Bella image.


Front of card


Inside of card



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

AI Factory Challenge #27 - Clear & Simple

Here is a card that I made for the Clear and Simple Challenge at AiFactory.

Basic Gray pp, Hambly transparency, ribbon, sentiment sticker