Wednesday, May 18, 2016


I don't have a project to show today, but I have some info.  A new die company has opened...Tutti Designs

Two of the designers are offering a candy!  

You can start here and let them know I sent you. 

 Lots of hugs,

Monday, May 16, 2016


This is my second post today.  If you're looking for the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog post go here.

Hello all!  I have some new toys to show you today.  I went to the Great Lakes Mega Meet and focused on getting dies this year.  Here are three of them.  

The first is called Majestic Medallion from Our Daily Bread.  This is the background die.  The next is an oval that is the center of an ornate frame called Fancy Frame with Bow and is from Gina Marie Designs.  The text is also from Gina Marie but I couldn't find it on the web page the package has.  Her dies are very inexpensive.  When I went to the site I found other companies at really great prices also.  You can check them all out here.  The leaves I have had for a while and are from Darice.

I have no need for the card at this time but it's always good to have on hand.

Thanks for your visit!  Have a blessed day!
Card Recipe

Dies used - Text and oval from Gina Marie Designs
Frame from Our Daily Bread
Leaves from Darice
Papers - Core 'dinations & generic
Ribbon and flowers from a candy win

Challenges Entered

613 Avenue #176 - Anything goes
Glitter N Sparkle #188 - Ribbon or lace
Artistic Inspiration #156 - Use a die
Penny's Paper-Crafty #277 - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Flowers
Word Art Wednesday #230-231 - Always anything goes
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Flowers
DL Art Thursday -  Flowers and/or graduation
Craft-Dee BowZ May - Handmade bow
DL Art May - Anything goes


Today starts a new challenge at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  Our challenge is "Anything goes".  How easy is that!  

Our sponsors are:

Prize: $10 gift certificate to winner outside of Europe/3 images ($3.50 or less) to winner in Europe

Prize: 3 single digital images

Prize: 2 images of choice

I was given these adorable kitties...aren't they just so cute!  My wonderful sister Rebecca got her husband a cat for Christmas.  He has gone hog wild about this little girl.  She even said that if the house was burning down he would save the cat before her.  Her name is Katniss Everdeen.   My sister named her.  Does anyone even doubt she is a fan of Hunger Games.  

I hope he likes his card.

Please check out all the wonderful creations over at LTSCB and don't forget to leave some love.  We all love to get comments.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day.

Card Recipe

Image - Climbing Kitties from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Glossy Accents
Paper - World Win, generic
Embossing folder - Darice
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Tumbled Glass, Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue
Dies - Darice, Spellbinders
Sentiment - Technique Tuesday and me
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons

Challenges Entered

Crafting for All Seasons #126 - Embossing
Penny's Paper-Crafty #277 - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #230-231 - Always anything goes
Aud Sentiments #155 - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons #151 - A man's world
DRS Designs #226 - It's a guy thing
Alphabet Challenge - F for furry friends
Creative Fingers #109 - Always anything goes
DL Art May - Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers May - Use a die
Crafting by Designs May - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations May - Anything goes
Ribbon Girl - Any image
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes

Sunday, May 15, 2016


We have a brand new challenge started at Crafting When We Can.  Our challenge is CAS.  We are being sponsored by Devil Cait Designs

CAS has always been hard for me.  I don't add tons of embellishing but I do like to add them and to layer the papers.  I had this image colored for days before I could figure out how to use her.  I finally settled on all white with a frame.  I have had this die for quite some time and never used it.  I'm pretty sure my sister gave it to me.  I still had to add something so I settled on a big crinkly bow.

Please drop over to the CWWC blog and check out all the other DT projects made for your inspiration.  Next head get your crafting tiara on and join us in the challenge.  

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day.

Card Recipe

Image - Ellisa from Devil Cait Designs
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Glossy Accents, Gelly Roll gel pen
Paper - Core 'dinations
Die - Cuttlebug
Ribbon - from a candy win a while back

Challenges Entered


Friday, May 13, 2016


One of my friends has a granddaughter graduating this year.  She asked me to make a card for her.  I was going to make her the same card I made for my daughter's friend.  When I went to clip art I found that the same images do not exist now.  I didn't even know they changed.  Learn something new every day.

So this is what I found on clip art.  I printed the background and the sentiment.  I had an image too but it just didn't seem to go.  I like the colors on this though and I got to use my new die set with stitches. 

My sister and I again attended the Great Lakes Mega Meet in Michigan this year.  I overspent but had a great time.  I am still working on the post to show all the goodies I got.  This was the first item I used.

Hope you all have a magnificent day and thanks for your visit today.

Card Recipe

Papers - World Win, Generic
Background and sentiment - Clip Art
Die - Gina Marie Designs
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons

Challenges Entered

Addicted to Stamps #126 - Sentiment only
Penny's Paper-Crafty #277 - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #230-231 - Always anything goes
Aud Sentiments #155 - Anything goes
DL Art Thursdays #180 - Flowers and/or Graduation
QKR Stampede #191 - Graduation
Craft-Dee BowZ May - Handmade bow
DL Art May - Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers - Use a die

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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Sizzix - Die Brush and Foam Pad
Sizzix - Cards that Wow Idea Book
Sizzix - Stampers Secret Weapon Mat - by Designer, Stephanie Barnard
Sizzix - Triple Circle Flip-its Card Die Set - by Designer, Stephanie Barnard
Sizzix - Tags Die and Stamp Set - by Designer, Stephanie Barnard
Sizzix - Scallop Circles Die Set - by Designer, Stephanie Barnard
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Sizzix - Handmade Label Die - by Designer, Eileen Hull
Sizzix - Travel Trailer Die - by Designer, Eileen Hull
Sizzix - Banners and Pennants Die Set - by Designer, Eileen Hull
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I would love to win this package! If not me then I hope it's you!


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