Sunday, October 12, 2014


Here we are with another challenge at

We are again sponsored by

Our challenge this fortnight is to "Name it".  I was given this image named Suzette.   She's a very beautiful girl.  The look on her face makes me see her as thinking.  So since my sister had a birthday recently and I did not send her a card (bad me) I am going to send this to her to let her know I was thinking of her.  Rhonda is my baby sister and lives in Kentucky.  I don't see her very often because I physically can't make the trip and neither can she.  So I hope this card brings her a smile.

When I was coloring the image, I was very unhappy with the way I did the butterflies.  So I looked up images of butterflies and got some better ideas.  I colored them on another copy of the image, cut them out and then glued them on top of the ones in her hair.  I liked these much better.  

Please stop over at the Crafting When We Can challenge blog and check out the other wonderful creations by my DT sisters.  Now put on your crafting crowns and join us in the challenge. 


Coloring mediums:  Copic and Whisper Strokes markers
Papers:  DCWV, Graphic 45 and some generic (I'm happy to say all came from my scaps)
Bling:  Jolee's and Michael's
Misc:  Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, white gel pen

Challenges entered:

Monday, September 29, 2014


Grace is having her 3rd anniversary!  She is celebrating by having a giveaway.  Go check it out here.  Hope your anniversary is wonderful Grace.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Welcome to another sensational challenge at 

We are sponsored this time by Art by Miran

 Our challenge is "No Design Paper"

When I saw the images I just had to choose this one.  My niece is turning 13 soon.  Finally a teenager.  Although, she has been testing our nerves for years practicing to be a teenager.  She has perfected it.  This was just so cute I thought Cortlynn would just love it.  Her birthday isn't until December so I am hiding it until then.  She caught me working on it and had a request.  She wanted a pop out card.  So I have it popped out on the inside.  It isn't quite finished inside yet so I can't include a picture of that part.  

Since we could not use design papers, I did some embossing and then added some distress ink to create a background.  I hope she likes it.  I have a Top Tip for fussy cutting.  If you are doing a fussy cut and also using some type of substance that needs to dry, add your craft item first and let it dry.  It will help when doing the fussy cut to have a harder substance on smaller areas.  I use Glossy Accents a lot and also glitter glues.  I have used the Glossy Accents on the boots to give them the look I want and also to give them strength when I did my fussy cut.

Please check out all the wonderful DT creations at Crafting When We Can.  I do hope you will join us for this challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  See you soon!

Items used:

Image:  Punkie Pattie
Papers: Generic
Embossing folders:  Darice
Distress Ink:  Ranger
Dies:  Darice
Cupcakes:  Dovecraft
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Misc:  Copics, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents

 Challenges entered:

Sunday, September 14, 2014


WOW!  My last post was four weeks ago.  I have had quite a month.  Since I moved from Georgia to Ohio I have had my belongings in a storage shed.  I have finally come to the realization that I needed to get rid of it.  I decided to have a garage sale.  I had movers pick up my stuff (which was in a 10' x 20' shed) on Thursday and had my garage sale on Friday and Saturday.  I really did not remember what all I had and had to sort through everything.  
The movers got to me about five hours late and so I didn't get started on the organization until almost dinner time for the kids.  I don't know about you but I am really dead by about 8:00.  I managed to go until 11:00 but still had so much to do.  The sale started at 9:00 am.  By the time I was done I thought I could just sleep for a week.  I then had to organize what was left from the sale and get ready for Goodwill to pick up what I was donating.  I worked myself silly along with my sister and my sister-in-law.  Without their help I know I could not have managed.  I'm so thankful for these beautiful women to do this for me. 

After that was finished I guess my body just said stop and I got sick.  I stayed in bed almost a whole week.  I was so miserable.  I usually see my sister at least once a week and I haven't seen her since the sale.  I'm not quite all the way better yet so her husband won't let me over to their house.  I can't blame him though.  Becky gets really sick from just a cold and she would be on her back for at least two weeks.  I didn't want her sick either so I have stayed away.  Hopefully I will get to go over to her house next weekend.
So now I'm back with another fabulous challenge brought to you by
We are sponsored this time by
Inky Impressions
 Our challenge this fortnight is "Christmas Come Early".  I just love Christmas!!  It's my favorite time of the year.  I was given this really cute image to work with.  Inky Impressions has always been one of my favorite companies to work with.  They always have such adorable stamps.
 I do hope you will join us in this challenge.  Don't forget to pop over and take a look at all the inspiration by the DT this week at Crafting When We Can.  We have some very talented ladies and some great projects to see.  

Items used
Image and sentiment - Inky Impressions
Sketch - Card Mania
Embossing folder - Darice "Snowflake Swirl"
Die - Sizzix Oval, Stampin' Up Tag
Paper - Graphic 45, Bearly Mine, Colorbok Metallic, Paper Pizazz & generic
  Ribbon - Darice
Snowflakes - Jolee's Boutique
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
Copics, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Ranger Distress Ink, Liquid Applique, Reminisce white gel pen
Challenges entered
Card Mania #55 - Sketch
Loves Rubberstamps #120 - Glitter and sparkle
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Inky Impressions #176 - ABC's (Applique, Blue, Christmas)
The Paper Shelter #173 - Embossing
Word Art Wednesday #149 - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T #276 - Christmas
Southern Girls - Winter blues
Crafty Little Fairies September - Sparkle & bling
My Mum's Craft Shop September - Dies or punches

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Has it been 2 weeks already?  I guess so because we are here again with another challenge for you at Crafting When We Can.  We are sponsored by A Random Fan.

 Our challenge is "Oodles of Doodles".  I am not a doodler so this was a difficult start for me.  My wonderful sister Rebecca had to help me out with ideas.

When I saw my image I thought she just had to have pink hair.  As an artist I thought she should have some expression in her clothes also.  So I colored my image up and took it to my sister.  She had this wonderful paper to go with it.

 Her idea was to doodle on the little insects.  So here is what I did.

I used a bunch of gel pens that she had and a black sharpie to doodle on the paper.  Then added some swirls on the image.  She also loaned me this wonderful die to use.  I thought I should add a bit of it to the inside as well.

I tried a new technique I am not comfortable with.  I used a Whisper Strokes marker to do a water color technique.  I put some ink on my mat and used a water brush to dilute it, then brushed it onto the background of the image.  I'm a real fan of fussy cutting my images so I don't have to do the background of it.  Then I used the marker straight on the edges of the die cut.  

The painting she is making is actually a blank canvas.  I tried to stamp the tulip using a Martha Stewart stamp but it did not work very well so I ended up just coloring it myself.  As you can see I'm not a very good artist....LOL.  

I hope you will hop over to the Crafting When We Can blog and check out all the other fabulous creations done by my wonderful DT sisters.  See you in the challenge.  You have two weeks to get it done so lets get going!
Image - Autry's Art Lesson by A Random Fan
Markers:  Copic, Whisper Strokes and Sharpie
Papers:  The Paper Studio and generic
Die: Spellbinder Marvelous Squares
 Ribbon:  Westwater Enterprises
Sentiment:  From Me created on Word
 Challenges entered:

Craft Your Passion #226 - Add some yellow
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty #190 - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Summer
Word Art Wednesday #145 - Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's August - Summer colors
Crafty Little Fairies August - Cute and cuddly
Mema's Crafts August - Anything goes
Work it Wednesday - Blue
Stamping Sensations August - Anything goes

Sunday, August 3, 2014


Welcome to another fabulous challenge at 

We are sponsored by 

 She has the cutest digis.  I just love that little frog too.
Our challenge this fortnight is "Bright Colors".  I love bright colors.  I use them all the time.  I think they make the cards just POP.  

This image is called Lizabeth Rockabilly.  I think she is so pretty.  I picked her to do a special birthday card for my niece Cara.  Isn't she just a doll!
She likes to think so.  She is such a ham for a camera.  Cara is going to be 10 years old this month.  She is finally in double digits.  She is so excited about her birthday but upset that it is always right when school starts back up.

I hope you will visit all the other fabulous creations and then join in the challenge at Crafting When We Can.

Card recipe:

Image:  Lacy Sunshine
Sketch: Papertake Weekly #69
I flipped the sketch and the sentiment
Papers:  Free Craft Downloads, Worldwin, Bazzill, generic
Dies/punches:  Sizzix, Martha Stewart, McGill
Embossing folders: Darice
Sentiment: Stampendous
Ribbon: Sierlint Dekorationband
Misc: Copic markers, Wink of Stella
Challenges entered:
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie free for all
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Inky Impressions #170 - Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty #188 - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #143 - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's #40 - Anything goes
Dies R Us #7 - Birthday 
Glitter n Sparkle #96 - Add some sparkle 
Art by Miran #11 - Anything goes

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Welcome to another wonderful fortnightly challenge at 

We are sponsored by The Stamping Chef

The challenge is to create your own background.  This is not something I am comfortable in doing so this had definitely taken me out of my comfort zone.  Here is what I did.  I started with some plain card stock.

I then stamped my background stamp with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder from American Crafts.   I'm not sure where the stamp is from at all.  I lost the packaging some time ago.  After embossing I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  

It was still not where I wanted so I added some distressing around the edges with Stampin' Up Ink.  

After finishing the background I started in on the image.  This is called Dolly Birthday. You can never have enough birthday cards.  I colored her with Copic markers and added some Wink of Stella glitter pen to the bows on her and some Glossy Accents to the balloons.  The ribbon is from Offray, the sentiment is a Stampendous stamp & the papers all came from my stash.  The pink tulle is left over from my nieces wedding and I thought it would spark up the image.

I do hope you will stop by and check out all the wonderful inspiration from all the DT at Crafting When We Can.  Hope to see you in this week's challenge.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day.

Challenges entered:

Monday, July 14, 2014



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Sunday, July 6, 2014


Here we are with another fortnightly challenge at 


Our challenge this time around is "Friends" and we are being sponsored by 

Penny Blossoms

I have been given this cute image to work with called Dare to be Different.  The outfit she is wearing is definitely different than anything I would ever dare to wear, but I really like it.  I colored her with my favorite things.....Copics and Glossy Accents.  I've used it on her hair, skirt and glasses. I don't really see it in the picture, but it does look nice in real life.

Since she is so daring, I decided she needed to have daring hair as well.  I really love the color green and how it goes with pink.  Since green hair was not how I saw her I decided to go with pink hair. 

I have a drawer full of ribbons in my craft area.  I opened the drawer and this one was right on top.  It matched her gloves and tights so nicely that I had to add it. 

Now get your crafting tiara on and get going.  Join us this week at Crafting When We Can and make something for your friend.   Don't forget to visit all the other DT and see what they have created to inspire you.

Thanks for visiting me and have a blessed day!

Colored with - Copic markers and Glossy Accents
Papers - Bazzill, We R Memory Keepers and generic
Embossing folder & ribbon - Darice
Dies and punches - Sizzix and EK
Popped up with 3-D Dimensionals
Challenges entered
Delightful Challenges - My favorite things (Copics, Glossy Accents & green)
Crafting From The Heart #25 - Anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps #110 - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #139 - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments #110 - Anything goes
Creative Fingers #42 - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Pretty in pink
My Mum's Craft Shop #19 - Bright colors
  Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Anything goes

Friday, June 27, 2014


 It's graduation time and I have another card for one of the graduates at our church.  This one is for Hyrum.  He has finished high school a year early and is headed to Brigham Young University.  After a year he will be headed out on a mission for our church.  

He is such a fine young man.  Our basement flooded recently and we had to dig up some pipes.  Hyrum volunteered to do some digging for us.  He came with three other young men and saved us a ton of money not having to hire someone to do that.


Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day.


Sketch - Just Rite Inspiration
Sentiment - Create with TLC (I altered to say graduation)
 Embossing folder - Darice
Die cut - Spellbinders
Papers - Core 'dinations, DCWV and Stash O Scraps
Stamp - Lost the package so I'm not sure
Antique Linen Distress Ink - Tim Holtz

Challenges entered:

Sunday, June 22, 2014


  I'm making this card for my baby about a month early.  Her birthday isn't until the end of July, but our challenge this time around for Crafting When We Can was just too perfect for her card to not make it.  I even made it a week early which is unheard of for me.  My beautiful baby girl is about to be 17 years old.  I only have a year left before she is off to college and to serve a mission for our church.  I am in tears often.  Hopefully I will be cried out before she has to go.  

This picture was take at our church by someone in our Young Women's program.  It was a gift for me.  All the girls got their picture taken and put into a frame.  It sits on my dresser.  Isn't she just so gorgeous!!!
I'm very pleased with how she is turning out and I'm sure she will make a fine adult someday.  I'm just very sad that day is coming so soon.  Her sister went off to college and decided she liked the area and never came home.  I told Alicia she can't do that to me. 
I'll now get on to our challenge for this fortnight.  
Welcome to another fabulous challenge at 
Our challenge this fortnight is 
‘B’ Option
‘G’ Option
‘R’ Option
Ric Rac Ribbon
Geometric Pattern
We are sponsored this time around by

The image I am using is called "Annabelle".   A short time ago Artbymiran had a contest on Facebook to name a new image.  Everyone got three chances.  I let my daughter and my niece pick names.  The name Annabelle was the name Alicia picked for her so I knew the image had to be for her birthday card.  If you haven't figured out yet, I chose option "B" for my card.  Alicia's favorite color is blue so it was a no brainer. 
 I colored her with my Copics and Whisper Strokes markers.  I added some Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella because she has to shine.  I also used the following:

Flowers - Prima Flowers
Punch & die cut - McGill & Stampin' Up
Papers - Real Magic, Colorbok, stash & generic
Stamp - Stampendous
Bling & pearls - Michaels & Queen & Co.
Embossing folder - Darice

  Please head over to our challenge blog and check out all the other amazing projects done by my oh so talented DT sisters and I hope you will join in the challenge.

Challenges entered:
Craft Your Passion #218 - 3 or more embellishments
Simon Says Monday - Anything goes
 Party Time Tuesday #177 - Glitter
Sweet Stamps #174 - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #137 - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz #13 - Sparkle and shine
Southern Girls - Dies and/or punches
Art by Miran #8 - Anything goes
Creative Fingers #40 - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's #34 - Anything goes

Sunday, June 8, 2014


 Has another two weeks gone by?  Time just keeps going faster the older I get.  My daughter just finished her Junior year in high school and I just keep thinking only one year left.  My oldest went off to college and decided she liked it there and now lives in North Carolina while I'm in Ohio.  My baby will be going off to college in a year.....she better not decide to stay there.  I may have to just lock her up.  

We are here for another challenge at 

Our challenge today is "Leftovers" (use up your scraps - nothing new).

We are welcoming back a favorite sponsor of mine

I've been given Disney Fan Sassy to work with.  Isn't she just incredibly cute! I've colored her with my Copic markers and added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.  I just love using these to shine and sparkle my images.  All the papers I used came out of my stash box so I'm not sure what company they are from.  I've also used the following:

Die cut & sentiment from Stampin' Up
Embossing folder - Darice
Ribbon - Sierlint Dekorationband
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
Flower - no clue
3D Dimensionals
Punch for corners is so old I can't remember where it came from

It's so nice to use up what you have.  I get a feeling of accomplishment when I am able to do this.

I hope you have enjoyed your time here and please pop over to CWWC challenge blog and check out all the great projects the DT have made for your inspiration.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered: