Monday, December 8, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fall Greetings

Here's a quick little card I made for a friend. Most of the stuff is from my stash & I don't remember where it came from.

Magazine Monday
Scrapping Every Day Miracles

Won the Magazine Monday challenge! How exciting! Thanks so much for the opportunity to share my passion!

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Star

Seems like it's been awhile since I've done any creating. My darling hubby was in the hospital & that took a little umph out of my sails. But he's home again & I'm thankful.

Been thinking about our family reunion coming up this summer, so I created this frame to hold a picture of my oldest brother, Dare. Never done a frame before. pleased with the outcome, except in the picture you can't see the yellow stars I stamped right on the frame. Like the effect of the embossed stars in the corner.

Free advertising: Got the stamp set off of Listia. Got to check it out. It's a place you can auction off your stuff & get credit to get new stuff. Really satisfies my desire to shop, but costs me nothing. Good for my budget. Doesn't help me eliminate excess because I replace my excess with other excess. LOL

Cosmic Strawberry
WOW! Monthly Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge
Crafting Musketeers
A Crafty Mess
Penny Black & More
Inspiration Destination
Paper Nest Dolls
Red Rubber Inspirationals

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Steampunk Lady

Here's another hello note. Been sending notes of appreciation to my coworkers. The image was a freebie i found online. Love the hat.

Paper Craft Crew Challenge
Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge
Sister Act Card Challenge

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Love bird

Here's a quick little card. I used some pick card stock I got as a prize from winning a Cosmic Strawberry challenge. the purple paper on got off ebay years ago. Same with the rose sticker & the glitter on the tail. The image is a freebie I got from Just some lines. They have some really beautiful digital stamps. I hand colored the image using stampin up watercolor pencils.

Crafty Calendar Challenge
     (Flower, Pink, Sparkle)
Mojo Monday
Miriam's Crafting Blog
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge
A Random Fan
Fan-Tastic Tuesday
Inspiration Destination
Ruby's Rainbow
Simply Create Too

Friday, October 24, 2014


Here's a nice simple card. Need to send a note to my sister....thought this would be nice.

Clean & Simple
Magazine Monday

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

On the Menu

Here's an odd little card. lol. The challenge at Hambo Hoedown was to use a pig on the here's what I came up with. Not sure how I'll use it yet, unless I decide to invite someone over for dinner.

Hambo Hoedown
Less is More
Case this Sketch

Friday, October 17, 2014


Making general purpose cards. Here's a watercolor peacock with oranges, reds & purples. With orange being one of my favorite colors, I really enjoyed making this..

Magazine Monday
Simply Create Too
Eclectic Ellapu
My Craft Creations
Paper Take Weekly
Party Time Tuesday.
PDE Linky Party
Through the Craft Room Door

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Big Things

This was a quick little card I put together. I used a circle stencil on the card base with a yellow chalk ink...kind of hard to see, but nice & subtle. then I added the vellum sentiment from Quick Quotes. The rest was leftovers from who knows where. lol

Freshly Made Sketches
Addicted to CAS
Catch the Bug Challenge

Enjoy Life

Enjoy Life card....for Thanksgiving. I love the colors for fall... the browns, oranges & reds. I stamped & embossed the titles. I love the shabby chic look....don't quite think I have it down yet. But I'll keep at it.....

Magazine Monday
My Favorite Things Color Palate Challenge
Hiding in my Craft Room
Wags n Whiskers

Friday, October 3, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


A thinking of you card for a guy. A friend of mine just lost his wife....this might be a good one for him.

Clean & Simple
So Artful Challenge
Sassy Studio Designs
Scribble & Scrap
The Pink Elephant

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Photo Box

First try at altered art.....needs a little work......but will definitely do more. Had a great time doing it. Still needs something. Any suggestions?

Rhedd's Creative Spirit
Alphabet Challenge "Q is for quadruple" You can see 4 of the movie count-down diecuts that I used. I actually used 0 - 9

I wish you joy

Another card....with my deepest desire for all....I wish you joy, deep heartfelt joy that can only come from the Lord of Lords.

Cosmic Strawberry
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Natalie & Amy's Challenge
Sparkles Monthly Challenge
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge

Monday, September 22, 2014


Creative Fingers
Here's another birthday card for one of my co-workers. Started off being for a guy, but then it needed something, so I added the doily. Now I'm not so sure about giving it to a guy. Lol.

The Color Throwdown
Fusion Card Challenge
Country View Challenge
Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge
 A Little Bit Crafty
Sweet Stamps Blog
4 Krafty Girlz
Card Makin' Mamas
Little Claire's

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fun in Dysfuntion

My favorite quote of all time....first saw it on a Mary Englebright purse. Have always aspired to fulfill it. lol The card was inspired by the trailer from the movie Billy Madison.

Tuesday Morning Sketches
Red Carpet Studio
Crafting Muskateers
Brown Sugar
ArtbyMiran Challenge

Won the random draw from Red Carpet Studios! Thanks so much!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Live Laugh

One more card for the weekend. Girl with blue hair & red dress. The blue doesn't come out so well in the pic. Gotta get me a better camera....or learn how to take good pics.....Gonna have to go back to work in the morning. Thankful for a great place to spend my work hours.

Clean & Simple
Oddball Art Stamps Blog
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge
 My Heart in Pieces
Crafts 4 Eternity
      I chose the diagonal line - Use something old, the color blue & something new. The
      chipboard stickers, I've had laying around for years. the image, the card base & the
      string are all items I got in the last month & the hair & the card base are blue.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Here's a Medal

Here's a card with a bit more of a male feel to it. This one will also go out to the folks who make Shepherd Community who we are. Thanks to all our volunteers & donors. Your partnership is the key that keeps our motors running.

As You See It Challenge
Color Me Scrappy
The Artistic Stamper Blog
Crafty Calendar Challenge
Penny Black & More
 Robynn's Fetish Blog
Scribble & Scrap
Stamping Sensations
 Through the Purple Haze

Chosen as a top pick at Robyn's Fetish Blog! Thank you!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Childhood is...

Here's another card I'll use to that the volunteers & donors of Shepherd Community for their investment into the lives of kids. I love the browns & the greens.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Hand Stamped Sentiments
Moving Along with the Times
Emerald Fairies
Country View Challenges
Crafting Muskateers
Flat Friends Challenge Blog
Ladybug Crafts
Memas Craft Challenge
Crafting at the Weekend

Chosen as a random winner at Meme's Craft Challenge! What fun!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pink School bus

Second post on my new blog. New some goodies from Quick Quotes. The photo faded out a lot, but the papers are gorgeous purples & blues & greens. Maybe sometime I'll actually have to get a camera instead of use my phone. lol. Made this as a thank your for the people who support Shepherd Community with their time, talents & donations. Thank you for making our kids a priority.

Challenges I've entered:
Papercrafting Challenge Magazine Monday
Mojo Monday
Color Throwdown
Open Minded Crafting
Craft your passion
Simon Says Stamp Challenge
The Sisterhood of Crafters
A Random Fan
Craft Dee Bowz
Crafting from the Heart

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

First card at new Blog

My wordpress blog seems to have stalled out....won't update anything with links in it....could be oe. So I'm trying this one. We'll see how it goes. Here's my first card here.
Here are the challenges I'm joining:
  1. Sketch Frenzy Friday
  2. Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper Challenge
  3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 
  4. Craft for the Craic Challenge was to do something you've never done. The flower was created with DoCraft's Papermania 3d petals template....never used one before. Has some potential. Will try more with it.
  5. Glitter N Sparkle 
  6. Penny Black & More 
  7. Scribble & Scrap