Sunday, November 22, 2015


Hi all!  Hope you're having a fabulous day.  Today we start a new challenge at CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN.  Our challenge is "Don't Forget the Animals" and we are sponsored by Ppinky Dolls.

These are such adorable digis.  I was given this one called "Butterfly Girl".   If you follow me you might have noticed I have a thing for butterflies.  When I saw this as a choice I knew I had to have her.  Unfortunately, I have been so busy this week as I have been working again outside the home, I didn't get to do the job I wanted to do on her.  I will have to do another with this image to do her justice.  
  Please stop over at CWWC and check out the other wonderful creations meant to inspire you.  I hope you will join us.  We all need to remember the wonderful creatures God has given us to enjoy.  I know I enjoy my dogs all the time and still miss those that are waiting for me to join them one day.  
  Have a most wonderful day and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Card Recipe:
Image - Butterfly Girl by Ppinky Dolls
Coloring medium - Copic and Whisper Strokes markers, Glastique, Stickles by Ranger
Die - Spellbinders and Darice
Embossing folder - Darice
Paper - World Win, The Paper Co., October Afternoon & generic
Ribbon - Offray
Flower - Petaloo
Candy Cane - Jolee's Boutique
Sentiment created on Word
Challenges entered:
 Marker POP # 82 - Christmas or Hanukkah
 Simon Says Wednesday - Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #210 - Always anything goes
Art Impressions #173 - Rudolph red & evergreen
Wags 'n Whiskers #166 - Embossing
Digi Designs - Cute and cuddly
Crafty Calender November - Sparkle, bling & embellish
Great Impressions November - Bling on the holidays
One Crazy Stamper November - Christmas/winter
Stamping Sensation November - Festive flowers


Monday, November 16, 2015


Hi everyone!  I hope you're having a great day.  Here is my DT card for 
Our challenge is anything goes...what an easy one.  I'm sure many of you will join in and I can't wait to see all the gorgeous creations.
We have three sponsors for you

Prize: $25 gift certificate to winner

Prize: 3 images of choice to winner

Prize: $7 gift certificate to winner
I received this wonderful image called "Lighthouse" from River City Rubber Works.  I saw this and immediately thought it should be paired with a scripture.  I got this one from Word Art Wednesday.  Doesn't it just go perfect with the image!  
I hope that you will hop over to LTSCB and check out all the other fabulous creations by the DT.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day.
Card Recipe:
Image - Lighthouse by River City Rubber Works;postID=4765493935662737563;onPublishedMenu=posts;onClosedMenu=posts;postNum=0;src=linkColoring medium - Copic Markers
Paper - World Win, generic
Sentiment - Word Art Wednesday
Challenges Entered:
Word Art Wednesday #209 - Always anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday - Anything goes
Bizzy Becs November - Anything goes
Country View November #33 - Blue
 Crafting with Friends #10 - Always anything goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #8 - Always anything goes

Thursday, November 12, 2015


A friend of mine asked me to make a cover for a cookbook she was making for her daughter.  We made a trade out for this.  She is teaching me how to make chicken paprikash...YUM!  So I agreed to do this for her.

I got an immediate picture of what I wanted to do.  I bought some Dylusions recently and I'm loving working with them.  I just new they would be perfect for this (and I love to play with them).  After I finished the colors I did some word art with my daughter to create the title.  I used some stickers I got from my sister, some food images I had and a Tim Holtz stencil.


Image - Betty Butterfingers from The Stamping Chef
Grapes from Anne's Cards 4 U
Strawberries - Anji's Antics
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles, White gel pen
Die - Sizzix
Paper - Canson
Coloring medium - Dylusions Bubblegum Pink and London Blue
Stencil - Blossom by Tim Holtz
Texture paste by Ranger
Embossing powder - Whispers Gold
Dragonfly - Sweet Stamps
Enamel - Piccalo Shamrock Dreams and Silver by Sweet Stamps
Stickers - not sure

Challenges entered:

Sunday, November 8, 2015


We have another fabulous challenge for you at

  The challenge is "Pink and Lime Green".  Green is my absolute favorite color...I love all shades of it.  I even have lots of shirts that are lime green.  I love it!  So this challenge was just right up my alley. 

 Our sponsor is

I was given this little cutie called Veronica Lacy Sunshine Pin Up Girl.  I saw the flowers with her and just thought she would be perfect for this challenge.  I love the flowers.  I have paired her with some of my coveted paper from Ken Oliver.  It's so pretty sometimes I just like to look at it.  

After I colored the image I sort of messed up the face.  It was beyond my ability to fix it.  I decided to save all the rest of it and do a sort of paper piece with my own coloring.  I colored the face again and paper pieced the rest.  Then I popped up the flowers to give it some depth.  I really love the way this one turned out and I hope you do to.

Please head over to the CWWC blog and check out all the other gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT and get those crafting tiaras out and join us in the challenge. 

Thanks for your visit and have a great day!

Card Recipe:
Image - Veronica by Lacy Sunshine
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Ranger Stickles Clear, Glastique
Sketch - C.R.A.F.T.
Paper - Bazzill, Ken Oliver, generic
Distressing - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fired Brick & Peeled Paint
Dies - Sizzix & Elizabeth Crafts
Twine - Hemptique
Flowers - Petaloo
Ribbon - Morex Pure Color
Sentiment - Stampendous

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Monday - So glossy
Creative Inspiration #334 - Sparkle
Scrappy Land #29 - Anything goes with a die brand they sell
Word Art Wednesday #208 - Always anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #336 - Sketch
Hanna and Friends #234 - Say it with flowers
Fussy and Fancy #151 - Flowers
Allsorts #336 - Ribbons and bows
Digi Design - Tic Tac Toe (bow, digi, sentiment)
Tic Tac Toe Board for Nov. 7 Challenge
Crafty Calendar November - Sparkle, bling, embellish

Monday, November 2, 2015


Welcome to another fabulous challenge at LOVE TO SCRAP!  We have a great theme for you today "Bling It Girlfriend".  Add all the shiny and sparkly stuff your heart desires.  We welcome three awesome sponsors too
Limited Runs Stamps

Prize: 3 images to winner

Prize: 7 images to winner

Prize: $12 gift certificate

I was given this image from Limited Runs.  She is called Pearl.  When I saw her all I could think of was bottom of the sea.  I really wished I had a treasure chest filled with gold and gems but alas I did not.  I created this background for her though.  I sprayed with Dylusions London Blue but also wanted to add some green in.  So I grabbed my green Bister powder and mixed it on my craft sheet with water.  Unfortunately when you do that you get a muddy green and I didn't want that so I added some yellow Color burst to it and got a better color.  

After it dried I embossed it with these circles and added white gel pens and Stickles Turquoise for a bubble look.  I cut out the seaweed from three different green papers and distressed them.  As I was looking for anything nautical in my stash, I found these pretty fish stickers that were all sparkly.  Of course the clown fish makes me think of Nemo.  I just love dolphins so I thought I would add a charm I bought some time ago (when I was concentrating more on jewelry).

I hope you have been inspired in some way and will join us in the challenge.  Don't forget to stop by LTSCB and check out all the other wonderful creations from the DT.

Thanks for visiting and have an amazing day!

Card Recipe:

Image - Pearl from Limited Runs
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles Clear, Wink of Stella
Papers - Canson, Bazzill, generic
Background created with - Dylusions, Bister, Color Burst, Stickles & white gel pen
Embossing folder - Darice
Fish - Jolee's Boutique EK Success
Dolphin - Blue Moon
Gems - Kaisercraft
Seaweed - Cut from generic papers & distressed with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint
Sentiment - Stampendous done with Ranger embossing powder and also distressed with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #207 - Always anything goes
Mod Squad - Bold and beautiful 
Jo's Scrap Shack #112 - Anything goes
Country View November #33 - The colour blue
DL Art November - Always anything goes
Noor! Design November - Anything goes
Sweet Stamps November - Anything goes
Simon Says Monday - So glossy

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Welcome to another fabulous challenge at Crafting When We Can.   Our challenge is to "Distress It".   This challenge is sponsored by Oddball Art.

Oddball Art Co.

I've been given Crazy Callie to use.  She also comes with a few extras that I didn't use so here they are so you can see what you get with this image

INSTANT DOWNLOAD Kawaii Creepy Cute Digital Stamps Crazy Callie Image No. 243 by Lizzy Love

I decided she was a bit of a rebel so I gave her some bright blue hair.  Even a rebel can be somewhat girly so the rest of her is pink.  I love the look on her face...she seems to be saying "really" with attitude to me.  I couldn't just do happy birthday...not with that look and I wanted to add a number for the Butterfly Challenge blog.  It seemed to me I could do this card for someone who wanted to hang on to that number that leaves us all to quickly "29".  When my kids want to make me feel good they say I'm 26 because I looked so good that year.  I would never want to go back though.  

This ribbon was won in a candy some time ago.  I have never known what to do with it.  I had only ever used flat ribbons and my bows just looked regular.  I have trouble going outside my comfort zone.  A while back I found a wonderful blog that continues to inspire me.  She uses a lot of these ribbons and so I practiced until I could make something similar.  Go check out Lisa's blog...she really is terrific!

I hope this inspires you to join us in the challenge over at CWWC and don't forget to check out all the wonderful DT projects.

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!

Card Recipe:

Coloring mediums - Copic markers & Glastique
Papers - Bazzill & Generic
Distress Ink - Red Barn by Ranger
Embossing folder - Darice Basket Weave
Button - My Minds Eye
Butterfly - Darice decorated with Dylusions London Blue and Stickles Turquoise
Ribbon - came from a candy win
Sentiment done on Word

Challenges Entered:

Monday, October 19, 2015


Happy Monday everyone!  Hope your weekend was fabulous.  Welcome to another "Anything Goes" challenge here at LOVE TO SCRAP.  
Our sponsors are
Prize: $10 gift certificate

Prize: 2 images of choice to winner

Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
Prize: $10 gift certificate

 Don't you just love the anything goes challenge...your creative juices are not confined.  With me it means I don't know where to start.  I got to use any stamp I wanted to also.  There is just so many things to choose from.  I literally have over 1000 stamps to choose from.  It took me forever to pick something.  

So I finally decided on using a stamp I got for my birthday.  My wonderful niece gave me a gift card for one of my favorite craft stores and I got a stamp set with some large flowers specifically to use this technique.  It's called white wash.  After I used the white I decided to add some extra color to it and added red and green.

If you follow my blog you may have seen that my sister and I went to Michigan last May to the Mega Meet.  There I met the owner and some of the employees of Sweet Stamps.  I was shown how to use the enamels on chipboard.  I love dragonflies so I purchased some.  This dragonfly was one the owner made and gave to me.

One day I'll be able to do this as lovely as she did.  For the background I used my new Dylusions sprays.  After I spritzed it and it was dried I put some water in my hand and dropped some on the paper to give it a splotchy look.  When it was totally dried I ran it through an embossing folder.  

I hope you will join us in the challenge and don't forget to check out all the wonderful creations made by the DT at LTSCB.  Thanks for visiting and I hope you have an amazing day.

Card Recipe

Dragonfly - Sweet Stamps
Enamel - Sweet Stamps: Shamrock Dreams & Girls Night Out
Flower - Stampendous Jumbo Lovely Garden
Coloring mediums:
Inks - Stampin' Up Real Red & Glorious Green, Brilliance Moonlight White
Embossing powder - Zing White
Background done with Dylusions London Blue
Die - Frantic Stamper topped with Lime Green Stickles
Papers - Canson, Kraft, World Win, Bazzill
Roses - Stampin' Up
Ribbon - Basic Narrows
Embossing folder - Darice
 Challenges entered
Tuesday Throwdown #266 - Watercolor
 Word Art Wednesday #205 - Always anything goes
Country View October #32 - Add some texture
 Vintage Stamping #37 - Use a die
 Simon Says Work it Wednesday October - Use a stamp
 Sweet Stamps October - Anything goes

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit Giveaway

Sizzix has some exciting news to share: they are giving away one Big Shot Starter Kit to one lucky person. I am the  proud owner of this machine myself and I can ensure you that you will love it :) 
The new Big Shot™ Starter Kit has been released and in association with our Sizzix bloggers, now you have the chance to WIN one of your very own! This kit is perfect for all experienced makers and those starting out in the creative world as it suits all abilities and has an abundance of project possibilities! 
The Big Shot™ is able to cut a variety of materials from paper, card, fabric, felt, cork (just to name a few) and with a selection of Dies, Embossing folder and fun 5.5” x 6” paper designed by Craft Asylum® you can start creating straight away! 
How can you win?
All you have to do for a chance to win this machine is hop over to the Sizzix website and fill out your contact information here
Closing date: Friday 6th November 2015 at 10am GMT. Good luck!

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Welcome to another wonderful challenge here at 

Crafting When We Can

Our challenge is "Whimsical with Wings" and we are sponsored by 

Aurora Wings

They have kindly given me this cute image called Whimsical Ladybug Sprite.  I know most ladybugs are red and black however I wanted to do some fall colors because she looks like she is part pumpkin.  I pulled out my Fall & Halloween papers from DCWV and found these lovely metallic papers.  I couldn't decide so I sent a picture to my sister and let her pick.  I just love this pack.

I used some Glastique on the body and flower she's holding and Wink of Stella on her head and wings but I just couldn't get the shine to show.  So here is a closeup so you can see the shine.

Alicia is enjoying her time at college and doing well...even though I'm a mess.  I miss my baby so very much but I'm thrilled she's doing well.  I can't wait till the first break so she can come home.   I've got to wait all the way to December.  Don't know if I can make it but I'll try.

I hope you will join us for the challenge at CWWC and make sure to check out all the DT creations.  They are FABULOUS!

Card Recipe

Image - Whimsical Ladybug Sprite from Aurora Wings
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Wink of Stella
Papers - Kraft, DCWV (Fall & Halloween), Generic
Dies - Darice (Circle), Spellbinders (Scallops)
Stamp - My Favorite Things (Burlap), Stampin' Up (Banner Greetings)
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress (Walnut Stain), Stampin' Up (Really Rust)
Dragonflies - Eyelet Outlet & Brads (Dragonfly Metallic)
Flowers - Petaloo (Velvet Hydrangeas Sienna)
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap

Challenges Entered

Simon Says Monday - Autumn is in the air
Deep Ocean #114 - Fairies or angels
Our Daily Bread #257 - Metallic colors
Mod Squad - Get your "Fall" on
Scrapy Land #27 - Use a die brand they carry
Great Impressions October - For the kids
Scrap & Craft October #14 - Colors of Autumn
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Use a stamp
Stamp and Create October - Brown or Kraft
Sweet Stamps October - Anything goes

Monday, October 5, 2015


I have another friend having a birthday so I thought I would use this challenge to make her a card.  So here you are:  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAWNA!!  Hope you have a fabulous day.

Love to Scrap has a new challenge for you today.  The challenge is "Ribbon or Lace Oh My".  I was given this beautiful lace fan from Stamps on Fire.  I embossed it with some fine embossing powder to get dark black edges.  My ink just wasn't dark enough for me.  I added some Wink of Stella to make it sparkle.

This paper is my coveted paper from Ken Oliver.  I am so in love with his products so much so that my sister keeps calling him my new boyfriend.  I should be so  Shawna must be a really good friend to warrant getting some of this paper.

I hope you will join us in the challenge.  Don't forget to go check out all the fabulous creations the DT have made using products from our amazing sponsors.

Prize: 20% off website certificate to winner

2 images for DT (randomly chosen after everyone makes their selections) + use of freebies on blog
Prize: 2 images of choice to winner

Prize: $10 gift certificate

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a wonderful day!

Card Recipe

Coloring mediums - Copic and Whisper Strokes markers, Wink of Stella
Papers - Ken Oliver, Bazzill & generic
Flower - Prima Flowers
Dragonfly charm - Inky Impressions
Sentiment - Stampendous
Ticket punch - EK Success
Lace is from a candy win

Challenges Entered

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Welcome to another fabulous challenge at

The challenge is "At the Cinema".  Get your inspiration from your favorite film or something film inspired.  We are being sponsored by

I was given this cute image called "Gabbie Summer Sweetheart".  I thought she would make a perfect image to use for my daughters friend Jacintaya.  Her birthday is coming up and she always insists that I make a card for her.  She gets very excited to get one.  She and her sister are very close to my daughter and I don't get to see them often anymore.  I hope she likes it.  This is my first attempt to do an image as a girl of color.  I think it turned out OK for my first time.  

I hope you will pop over to CWWC and check out all the wonderful inspiration for you and then join us in the challenge.

Thanks for your visit and have a fabulous day!

Card Recipe

Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Wink of Stella
Butterfly - Darice
Enamel on butterfly - Piccolo by Sweet Stamps
Flowers - Petaloo
Embossing folder - Darice
Ticket punch - EK Success
Papers - Bazzill and generic
Inks - Tim Holtz dusty concord & Dylusions bubblegum pink
Star, filmstrip and sentiment done on Word

Challenges entered:

Monday, September 21, 2015


Here is my second challenge card as a design team member at 
Our challenge this time around is "Anything Goes".  Such an easy one.  I hope it brings you all out and try for these fabulous prizes.
Our sponsors for this challenge are:
Prize: 7 images to winner

Prize: $10 gift certificate

DRS Designs - a family owned company since 1950 - boasts hundreds of original rubber stamp designs. All images are available fully mounted, completely unmounted or mounted on cling cushion and are proudly hand crafted in the USA. Our rubber stamp collection includes a wide assortment of images including sentiments for all occasions, easy background designs and fun technique stamps such as our stained glass and plaid designs. The DRS Designs website features a huge card sample gallery, online demos and tips, a secure shopping area and more. Be sure to visit our daily blog with posts from our fantastic design team for inspiration and ideas.

Prize: Image(s) of choice to winner up to $15 value from the SNS Exclusive Line 

 The image I was given to use is called "Butterfly Rose Corner" by Bugaboo.  Ever since I saw this image I wanted it.  Then I saw that we would be sponsored by Bugaboo and I got excited.  I didn't even have to buy it.  This stamp is actually a corner stamp.  The card I saw had used it like this and I just loved the idea.  Unfortunately, my computer skills are not that advanced.  I had to have my FABULOUS SISTER from SYDNEY'S SENTIMENTS do this for me.  She such a great sister and so extremely talented.  You should check out her blog and see what an amazing artist she is.  
Anyway, after she doubled it up for me I colored one image and then colored the roses and butterflies again in another.  I cut them out and popped them up to give some dimension.  I used Glastique over all of the them to give some shine.  When I first started to make the card I wanted to put a simple scripture verse in it.  Then changed it to a sympathy card.  My aunt passed away and I thought this would be a nice card for my uncle. 
My daughter is all settled in at college now.  She is enjoying her classes and making lots of friends.  I on the other hand am just crushed without her.  It's so hard to let your baby go.  I am so proud of her and happy for her.  I can't wait till the first break so I can have my baby back again.  I am truly grateful for Face-time.  At least I can see her still.  Here she is when she first arrived to school.

I hope you have been inspired to create and enjoyed your visit.  Please stop by the LTSCB and check out all the wonderful creations and then join us in the challenge.

Thanks for your visit and have a fantastically amazing day!
Image - Butterfly Rose Corner by Bugaboo
Coloring medium - Copic and Whisper Strokes markers, Glastique
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Papers - World Win & Generic
Butterfly - Craft Fantastic


Fan-Tastic Tuesday #103 - Bright and colorful
Word Art Wednesday #201 - Always anything goes
Aud Sentiments #140 - Anything goes w/sentiment
Digitally Sweet #142 - Anything with wings
Natalie and Amy September #36 - Use a charm
Petal Lu September - Anything goes
Scrap & Craft September #13 - Butterflies
Sweet Stamps September - Anything goes