Tuesday, May 3, 2016


My daughter's best friend is graduating from high school this year.  Her mother is throwing her a surprise party and I forgot to make her a card.  Bad me!  Her birthday is coming up and I was thinking about that card and not remembering that this would be first.  I quickly scrambled up some ideas and I hated them all.  I don't really have much for graduation and what I do have I don't really like.  

So as I'm reluctantly looking to print one of the images I'm not fond of, I think lets just look in clip art to see what they have and low and behold I found a cute little graduation girl.  I also found this background in it too.  So I printed these out and colored her up.  Jacintay's school colors are black and red so I used Stickles and gems to add red since it prints out blue.

This is Jacintay.  Isn't she just beautiful!  She will be joining my daughter at BYU in Idaho this fall.  They are so happy to be getting back together.

I wrote the first part of this before the party and this part afterwards.  It was a wonderful event.  Lots of good people and good food.  So many people had so many wonderful things to say about her.  She is such a beautiful person inside and out. 

I hope you enjoyed this.  Thanks for visiting and have a magnificent day.

Products used

Image and background paper are on clip art
Colored with Copic markers and Stickles
Ribbon - Darice
Gems - Jewelry Essentials
Sentiment - Create with TLC

Challenges entered

Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #228-229 - Always anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #296 - Graduation
Crafting With Friends #19 - Anything goes
A Beautiful Mess #2 - Always anything goes
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #138 - Coloring

Monday, May 2, 2016


Happy Monday everyone!  This Monday brings a new challenge from "Love to Scrap Challenge Blog".  Our challenge is "Make it Girly".

Our sponsors are

Prize: 3 images of choice

Prize: Images of choice up to $15 value

Prize: 7 images of choice

The image I chose is called Roses Block from Bugaboo.  I love, love, love butterflies and I thought this was so pretty.  To make it girly I added bling and lace.

This has been a busy week for me and I once again scrambled to finish at the very last minute.  I hope it inspires you to join in the challenge and don't forget to check out the other DT over at LTSCB and join us in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous crafty day!

Products used

Image - Roses Block from Bugaboo
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles, Dylusions Ink Spray
Papers - Bazzill and generic
Lace - Crafty Ribbons
Gems - Darice

Challenges entered

Sunday, May 1, 2016


Welcome once again to a new challenge from "Crafting When We Can".  Our challenge is to add flowers.  How easy is that!  Our sponsor for this challenge is 

The image I was given to work with is The Venetian Girl.  Isn't she adorable!  I love the little kitty in her lap.  My sister gave her hubby a cat for Christmas and I tried to mirror her somewhat.  She is Calico.

Since she looks dressed for Mardi Gras I thought I would use the colors purple, yellow and green.  When I added the flowers to the tulle I kept having to add glue to kept coming off the back through the tulle.  So I grabbed my heat gun and got a little close.  I loved the distress look it gave them so I decided to distress the card.  (Not a big leap since I'm kind of into that right now but who knew the gun would distress the flowers.  Not me.)

Please pop over to the CWWC blog and check out all the inspiration the DT have for you.  Hope to see you in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting and have a peachy keen day!

Products used

Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Generic and scraps stash
Embossing folder and gems - Darice
Distress Inks - Tim Holtz
Tulle leftover from my nieces wedding
Flowers and doily from a candy win

Challenges entered

Friday, April 22, 2016

Candy Offer from Lemon Craft

Lemon Craft has a new spring line that just came out.  It's gorgeous!  

You can find it in their store here.  To celebrate they are offering some candy.  You can enter the candy here.  I hope I win.  I've not won a candy in a while so my odds probably aren't that great.  If I can't win I hope my sister does....LOL.  Bet you thought I would say I hope you win.  Well in truth if it's not us I hope it's you.  Good Luck!

Monday, April 18, 2016


The weather has been so crazy.  I picked my daughter up from the airport on Sunday and there was snow covering the ground.  I then dropped her off at the airport five days later with the sun shining bright and the temperature was 70!  Spring is finally here.  I loved having her here but it is so hard to say goodbye again.  At least I know she is at a wonderful college and getting a great education.  

It's hard to believe it's been two weeks already.  So here we are with another challenge at the 

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog

The challenge is "Anything Goes"

We are sponsored by

Prize: Goodie bag of craft supplies

Prize: $10 gift certificate

Prize: 3 images of choice to winner

I was given the image "Bird Flourish and Script Collage" from A Creative Need.  The inspiration for coloring the bird comes from my sister's birds.  This one is named Rudy.  Isn't he cute!

This is Sydney.  She is so smart.  She sings and does tricks too.  She has a red tail you can't see.

The bird I colored is a combo of the two.  I colored it twice and did a fussy cut on the flowers, bird and branch.  My scissors really need to be sharpened.  This cut was not easy.  Since the images were so small I put Glastique on them before cutting them out.   

The background is a wash using diluted Dylusions.  I had never done that before so I had to practice for a while.  First I colored the images and added the Glastique before doing the wash.  After it dried I added the fussy cut images and popped them up on some black foam squares.  I used the black because the flowers were so small the white foam ones would show up and take away from the image.

I decided I wanted some butterflies and when I figured out which ones I was in a bind.  I had picked out brads but had already glued the papers down.  I removed the back of the brads and just used some glue dots to adhere them.  

 Because of all the flowers on the front I thought the inside should have something too so I added a floral stamp in the corner.   Here's how it turned out.

I hope you have enjoyed this mini tutorial.  Please stop over at the LTSCB and join us in the challenge.  Don't forget to check out all the fabulous creations from the DT.

Thanks for visiting and have a magnificent day!

Card Recipe

Image - Bird Flourish and Script Collage from A Creative Need
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique
Paper - Core' dinations and generic
Stamps - Stampendous
Butterflies - Eyelet Outlet & Brads
Other items used - Dylusions Ink Spray London Blue, Memento Black Tuxedo, Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Squares

Challenges Entered

Sweet Stamps April - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge #220 - Spring is here
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Deep Ocean #126 - Spring is in the air
Penny's Paper-Crafty #273 - Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow #127 - Use your favorite color (green) 
Word Art Wednesday #226-227 - Always anything goes
Moving Along With the Times #18 - Spring flowers
Kitty Bee #69 - Living things with wings
Card Mania #79 - Spring
Classic DT Open #1 - Anything goes
Country View April - Spring
Crafting Musketeers April #36 - Spring is in the air
Noor Design #17 -  Anything goes
Marker Pop #93 - Anything goes

Thursday, April 14, 2016


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Monday, April 4, 2016


It's a new month and a new challenge here at LOVE TO SCRAP CHALLENGE BLOG!

Our challenge this fortnight is "The Big Bow Theory".

We are being sponsored by

Prize: 3 images of choice

Our very own Leslie
She will be offering a goodie bag of craft supplies

My Photo

For this challenge I used an image I already had from Art by Miran.  This is called "Heartfelt".  As I get older I find more of my friends have developed breast cancer.  This is so heart wrenching for me to watch them go through chemo and mastectomy procedures.

My good friend and Relief Society President has started chemo this week.  Fortunately we are having conference this weekend so she can rest at home and watch.  I decided that I would make a card for her.  She is such a special giving and kind.  I just love her so much.  I hope this can bring a smile to her face.

Big bows are fun to make so I hope you join in the challenge and don't forget to check out all the DT creations at LTSCB.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Card Recipe

Image - Heartfelt from Art by Miran
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Hot off the Press, World Win, Core' dinations, generic
Sentiment - Crafty Pad
Ribbon - Sierlint Dekorationband
Die - Our Daily Bread
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap

Challenges Entered

Sunday, April 3, 2016


It's time for another amazing challenge at CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN!

Our challenge is "Based on a Song" and it's sponsored by Karleigh Sue Designs.  The image I have is called "Let Me Perk You Up".

This image I guess makes most people think of coffee but since I don't drink it I thought of hot chocolate.  That in turn made me think of the song "Hot Chocolate" from the movie Polar Express.  It was such a cute movie.  I found this cute ticket when I searched the web.  It's small and in the corner but it says "Believe".  I used to tell my kids that if they wanted presents they had to believe in Santa.  Now that they are older the believe is more spiritual for us all.

I hope you will pop over to the CWWC blog and check out all the inspiration from the DT.

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous day!

Card Recipe

Image - Let Me Perk You Up by Karleigh Sue Designs
Coloring mediums - Copic, Whisper Strokes and Stampin' Up markers, Glastique & Stickles
Song inspiration - "Hot Chocolate" from movie Polar Express
Sentiment and train pick also from the movie
Papers - Papercraft Inspirations, Core' dinations, generic
Pearls - Michael's
Dies - Darice & Spellbinder
Lace - Crafty Ribbons
Snowflakes - Reflections
Embossing Folder - Darice

Challenges Entered

Tuesday Throwdown #287 - Add lace
Fab 'n' Funky #298 - Christmas
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #224 - Always anything goes
In The Pink #91 - Dies and/or punches
Digi Designs - For the girls
Dies R Us #46 - Use scallops
DL Art April - Anything goes
Sparkles Monthly April #78 - Girlie
Glitter 'N' Sparkle #182 - Punch and/or die
Great Impressions April - Ladies night
Stamping Sensations April - One for the girls

Saturday, March 26, 2016


I don't know if you have heard yet but a fellow blogger has reached over 5 million page views.  WOW!!  I just barely reached over 50,000.  I can't imagine so many people seeing my creations and liking them too.  She is amazingly talented though.  I found her through a friend.  Dr. Sonia is offering some amazing prizes to celebrate with.  She is also offering another chance by linking something you make that she has inspired you to make.  Here is the inspiration that I chose.

It's so beautiful!  I love all the little details.  All of her creations are just stunning.

I hope you will stop and visit her to see all that she creates.  You can join in on the celebration too.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day.

Card Recipe

Flowers - Heartfelt Creations
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Stampin' Up inks
Leaves - Martha Stewart punch/stamp, Darice dies
Butterfly - Elizabeth Craft
Doily - Our Daily Bread
Buttons - My Mind's Eye, stash
Drops - October Afternoon
Papers - Core' dination, generic
Sentiment - Elizabeth Crafts + Glastique

Challenges Entered

Stamping Sensations March - Flower power
Sweet Stamps March - Anything goes
Die Cutting Divas #258 - Buttons
Mod Squad - Springtime
Simon Says Wednesday - Come rain or shine
Word Art Wednesday #222 - Always anything goes
Work it Wednesday - Floral
Whimsy Stamps #92 - Spring colors or Easter
DL Art Thankful Thursdays #177 - Anything goes
Dies R Us #45 - Handmade flowers
DL Art March - Anything goes
Live & Love March - Signs of Spring
Allsorts - Wings 

Monday, March 21, 2016


Welcome to another fabulous challenge at Love To Scrap!  We have everyone's favorite challenge today..."Anything Goes".  And our sponsors are

Prize: 7 images of choice

Prize: $7 gift certificate

Prize: 3 single images of choice

My image comes from The East Wind.  She is called "Aurora Spring Butterfly".  I colored her and the butterfly and fussy cut them out then glued them to another copy of the images.  There was not a way for me to cut all the little bubbles in the air and the lines extended on the butterfly.  This was the logical choice for me.

I'm really loving the distressed look lately as is evident in the last few cards I've made.   I also finally got to use my butterfly ribbon.  I got it just before Christmas from a challenge win and I just love butterflies.  

Just before this challenge started my niece needed some birthday cards for her friends that are twins.  She came to me to get some and picked this card right off the bat.  I hope her friend liked it.

Please join us in the challenge and don't forget to check out all the amazing work from the DT here at LTSCB.  Have a magnificent day.

Card Recipe

Image - Aurora Spring Butterfly from The East Wind
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Copics used - E00, E02, E04, E11, E95, Y00, Y08, YR16, B05, YG07, RV14, RV21, V04
Sketch - My Favorite Things
Papers - World Win, Graphic 45, Victoria & Albert Museum, generic
Ribbons - Crafty Ribbons
Die - Darice
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks Walnut Stain and Tumbled Glass
Butterfly - Craft Fantastic
Sentiment stamp - Stampin' Up

Challenges Entered

Sweet Stamps March - Anything goes
Dream Valley #127 - All about birthdays
Butterfly Challenge #50 - B is for button and/or bronze
My Favorite Things #272 - Sketch
Word Art Wednesday #222 - Always anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #105 - Use ribbons
Fussy and Fancy #159 - Things with wings
Really Reasonable Ribbon #137 - Welcome Spring
Digi Design - Layers
Hiding in My Craft Room #243 - Blending
Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar March - Mum's Day/Special Female
Copic Marker Norge #75 - Layered
Crafting Musketeers March - Use 3 ribbons
DL Art March - Always anything goes
Glitter N Sparkle #180 - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - Any image

Sunday, March 20, 2016


Here we are with another two weeks gone so that means we have another new challenge starting at Crafting When We Can.  This time we have a wonderful sketch for you designed by our own DT Sandra.

Didn't she do a fabulous job on this!  I really enjoyed using it.

Our sponsor is one of my favorites!

Lacy Sunshine

I received Forever My Darling Love Note Fairy to use.  I think this image is just gorgeous.  I'm really not good with pleats and I tried practicing on several other images and You Tube videos but I just couldn't seem to make it look as good as the ones I was trying to learn from.  I think this is the best one I've done yet.  I really like how her dress turned out.

The background just behind her is one I made quite some time ago just waiting for the right card.  I stamped and heat embossed then used Color Burst from Ken Oliver.  I really love his products.  I'm going to the Mega Meet in Michigan again and I will get to see his new colors.  I'm planing on getting several.  After I cut it out it screamed to be distressed so I made it a distressed card...I am really getting into this as you will see again tomorrow.

Please stop by CWWC and be inspired by all the wonderful projects from the DT.  I hope you will join in the challenge with us.

Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Card Recipe

Image - Forever My Darling Love Note Fairy from Lacy Sunshine
Coloring mediums - Copic & Whisper Strokes markers, Stickles & Glastique
 Copics used - E00, E02, E11, YR16, Y00, Y08, B05, B06, B18, B000
Papers - Core' dinations, Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, Canson & generic
Both stamps - Stampendous
Embossing Powder - Stampin' Up Tempting Tourquise
Embossing folder - Darice
Ken Oliver Color Burst Yellow
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Dies - Our Daily Bread & Darice
Butterfly - Craft Fantastic
Flourish - Want 2 Scrap

Challenges entered

Mixed Media #12 - Vintage
Sweet Stamps March - Anything goes
Dream Valley #127 - Birthdays
Butterfly Challenge #50 - B for buttons and/or bronze
Word Art Wednesday #222 - Always anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday #159 - Things with wings
Crafty Calendar March - Mum's Day/Special female
Copic Marker Norge #75 - Layered
DL Art March - Anything goes
Di's Digis - Layers
Hiding in My Craft Room #243 - Blending
Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge March #3 - Anything goes
Glitter N Sparkle #180 - Anything goes
Lacy Sunshine - Coloring
Robyn's Fetish #308 - Square or rectangle

Monday, March 7, 2016


Here I am again with another fabulous challenge at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  Our challenge is very simple this time around.  We are asking that you use only the "Bare Necessities" on your project.  All you have to do is limit your embellishing to two or less.  Simple right?!  Our sponsor is Karleigh Sue Designs.  I was given this cute image called "Let Me Perk You Up".

I don't generally use a lot of embellishing but I do use them so this was giving me some difficulty.  I wanted to make it not plain but also not embellished.  Finally I received some inspiration from one of the blogs I follow and decided to use my Color Burst.  I just love this stuff.  I combined the blue and yellow to bring some green into it also.  Then I ran it through my Big Kick with an embossing folder I got for Christmas.  This is the first time I've used this one.  It's called Henna.  I love the design.  After that I distressed everything.  So now, even though it is not embellished, it's not plain either.

I hope you like this and can get inspired by it.  Please pop over to LTSCB and check out all the other wonderful projects the DT have made for you.  I hope you join in this fortnight.

Have a fantastic day!

Card Recipe

Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Canson, Bazzill, generic
Paper colored with Color Burst from Ken Oliver
Ribbon - Array
Sentiment - Create with TLC
Embossing folder - Darice
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz

Challenges Entered

Sunday, March 6, 2016


Welcome to another wonderful challenge at Crafting When We Can!  Our challenge for you this fortnight is to "Use Washi Tape".  Our sponsor this week is Star Stampz and the image I was given is "Spring Sun Shine".
When I was looking at the images I saw this and thought how much I want Spring to get here.  I'm tired of winter already.  We didn't have a bad winter at all but for some reason I have felt so much colder this year.  We only had to shovel once and it wasn't even very deep.  Last year it snowed so much the kids hated all the shoveling they had to do.  

I don't have very much washi tape at all and when I was done embellishing I couldn't see much of it so I put it inside as well.

Please pop over to the CWWC blog and check out the wonderful inspiration the DT have for you then put on that crafting tiara and get started.  Above all have lots of fun.

Have a magnificent day!

Card Recipe

Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Stickles, Glastique
Washi Tape - Freckled Fawn
Papers - World Win, generic & scrap box
Sentiments - Stampendous
Hearts - October Afternoon
Flowers - Petaloo

Challenges Entered

Monday, February 29, 2016


We're turning THREE in March!  Can you believe it?!  The Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog Design Team is proud to bring you our "Three's A Crowd!" Blog Hop to celebrate our third birthday!  We're being sponsored by Your Next Stamp!  Come hop with us for a chance to win a $25 gift card to use in the YNS Store!  And as an extra added bonus, our challenge and blog hop participants may use code YNSLTS3 to receive 20% off their order - and this code is valid for the duration of our blog hop!  How awesome is that?!

As you hop, leave comments!  The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

All of the LTSCB designers are creating BIRTHDAY inspiration projects for our blog hop.  Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up a birthday project for an extra entry into the drawing!

The stamp set I received is called "Blast Off".  It comes with two images, three sentiments and three different sized stars.  I decided to make a card for my great-nephews birthday.  He will be five this April.  Hope he likes it!

The gold stars are from the stamps set and the others are some added bling.  After embossing the paper with stars I distressed it a bit so it would stand out.  I also distressed the sentiment on the outside and added another of the sentiments on the inside.  The star paper I have had forever.  I have no clue where I got it.

Here is the line-up:

We hope you are enjoying the hop and if you get lost along the way - or if you landed here in the middle of the hop and want to join in the fun - head over to the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

Happy Hopping!

Card Recipe

Stamp set - Blast Off from Your Next Stamp
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stickles
Papers - Bazzill, generic & stash
Embossing folder and bling - Darice
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz 
Ribbon - Stash

Challenges Entered

Ribbon Girl - Use any image
Great Impressions February - Let's celebrate
Stamping Sensations February - Anything goes
Sweet Stamps February - Anything goes
Marker POP! #89 - Anything goes
Inky Chicks - Ribbon and/or lace
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #220 - Always anything goes
Whimsy Stamps February #91 - Anything goes
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Anything goes 4 kids