Saturday, June 25, 2016


So my imagination is at work again and I have made another canvas.  Since my niece wanted my first canvas, I decided to make this for me. The sentiment is the same because I wanted the inspirational thoughts for me too.

I forgot to take pics again but I'll go through the process I used.  First I used some Versa Mark and black super fine embossing powder for the vines.  Next I added a stencil up in the corner with black paste.

I wanted a main part of this to be blue so I mixed some Color Burst into the crackle paint and put it in the middle and added around the corners.  My next step was to spray some yellow Dylusions on the three corners.  

I stamped some sentiments and printed others.  After cutting them out they were distressed and placed on the canvas.  I thought I had waited long enough for everything to dry and went over it with transparent paste.  Unfortunately, it wasn't dry and I got green.  Since I love green (my fave color) it worked out fine for me.

The large butterfly is from Gina's Designs but it looks as though they have gone out of business.  I used three layers of embossing to get it thick and shiny.  The smallest butterfly is a die with three parts.  I don't believe EC carries this one anymore.  I couldn't find it.  The other butterfly is something I have had for a while but don't know where I got it.  Those butterflies were coated twice with Glossy Accents so they wouldn't fall apart in years to come.  I then added some pearls.

I kept looking and looking and something was missing.  It needed a pop of color but I couldn't figure out where.  Again I had to turn to my all knowing sister to get the answer.  She is so good at this.  I wonder if I will ever get that good.   Her answer was add some hot pink.  I decided on pearls for the large butterfly but the ones I had were too large.  I ended up coloring some white pearls with my Copic marker to make them pink.

Finally I glued down the butterflies and then sprayed with a shimmer mist.

I hope you have enjoyed this and thanks for visiting me today.
Have a blessed day.

Items used

Stamps - Belles Vignes with sentiments from Our Daily Bread
Black Super Fine Embossing Powder from Ranger
Center sentiment from Create with TLC
Rounded Squares Stencil from Sweet Stamps
Color Burst from Ken Oliver
Dylusions by Ranger
Dreamweaver Crackle & Glossy Black Embossing Pastes
Transparent Gloss Texture Paste from Ranger
Large butterfly from Gina's Designs
Whispers Enchanted Gold Embossing powder
Butterfly dies from Elizabeth Crafts
Pearls from Kaiser Krafts & Eyelet Outlet
Copic marker RV14
Antique Linen Distress Ink from Ranger
Papers from stash
Melissa Frances Golden Nugget Shimmer Mist
Glossy Accents
3D foam tape
Scotch Quick-Dry Glue
Versa Mark

Challenges entered

Great Impression June - Anything goes
Sweet Stamps June - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations June - Feature a creature
Stamplorations Mixed Media June #49 - Use a stencil
Tuesday Throwdown #299 - Distressing
Simon Says Wednesday - Add some shimmer
Word Art Wednesday #236-237 - Always anything goes
Digi Designs - Summer
Dies R Us #51 - Butterflies
Country View June - Crackle
DL Art June - Anything goes
HLS Mixed Media June - Texture
HLS June - Anything goes with a die
Noor! Design #19 - Summer
Paradise of Stamps #44 - Butterflies
WOW! June - Summer

Monday, June 20, 2016


There's a new challenge starting today at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  Our challenge is everyone's favorite...Anything Goes!!  So everyone join in with us these next two weeks.

Our sponsors for this challenge are

Prize: $10 gift certificate

Prize: 3 images

Prize: 3 images of choice

My image comes from Angie's Digital Stamps.  Her name is Sugar the Puppy.  Isn't she just adorable!  I love dogs.  I have two myself.  Sugar is colored very similar to one of my pups, Ginger.  

My DP came from a candy win and unfortunately it doesn't have a name on it.  The papers contain all kinds of dog related things.  But I was unable to find a name for the company.  I thought the papers and dog image make a great card for a boy since they are made of snakes and snails and puppy dog tails...LOL.

When I embossed the paper behind Sugar some of the paper cracked and was white.  I didn't care for the way it looked so I used some Dylusions to make it all blue again.  It doesn't show a lot in the picture but the paper now has a distressed look to it.  For the bones I took the stickers and attached them to some black paper.  I cut them out and popped them up so they would be closer to where I have Sugar popped up at.

I hope you like my puppy card.  I had lots of fun with her.  Dogs are just the best.  Please join in our challenge at LTSCB and check out all the other wonderful inspirations for you.

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day.

Card Recipe
Image - Sugar the Puppy from Angie's Digi Stamps
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Glastique
Papers - Core 'dination, DP from a candy win & generic
Dog bones - Nicole Crafts
Embossing folder - Darice
Dies - Darice & Spellbinders
Dylusions London Blue

Challenges Entered

Addicted To Stamps #129 - Anything summer
Great Impressions June - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations June - Feature a creature
Crafty Sentiments - Summer
Double D - All about the boys
Simon Says Wednesday - Animal magic
Word Art Wednesday # 234 - 235 - Always anything goes
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Punches and/or die cuts
Happy Little Stampers June - Anything goes with dies 
Simon Says Monday - Use patterned paper

Monday, June 13, 2016


Hello all!  I am now entering another part of the art world.  This is the first canvas for me.  I started out with nothing that I ended up with.  I had made a mistake that I tried to cover up and it really was bad so I scraped everything off and started over.  I covered the canvas in Gesso so it would be a clean slate.  Here is a list of the products I used:

Dreamweaver Crackle Paste and Glossy Black Paste
Ranger Texture Paste Transparent and Stickles
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick and Dusty Concord
Copics - YR16, Y08, Y00
Stencil from Wendy Vecchi
Dies from Heartfelt Designs, Gina Marie Deisigns and Darice
Stamp from Heartfelt Designs
Papers from Bazzill, Core 'dinations and generic
Sentiment is from Create with TLC
Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Glossy Accents
Ken Oliver Color Burst Yellow Ochre
Pearl is Queen & Co.
Flower is popped up with 3-D dimensionals and I used Heartfelt's techniques to make the flower dimensional too.

After I thought I was finished I took this over to my sisters house.

She gave me a few finishing ideas that really made a difference.  This included a different flower.  It was hard taking off the flower but I managed.  The different color and added touches made a huge improvement.  She is so talented!

My great niece said she wanted it and who could refuse this gorgeous face

So later today when we celebrate her daddy's birthday she will get a present too.  I just love this little angel.

I hope you enjoyed this.  Next canvas I will take pictures while making it so I can do a bit more to show you how I did it.  Since this was for me to hang up and be a bit of inspiration, the next one may very well contain the same sentiments.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:

STAMPlorations June #49 - Mixed media and stencils
Our Daily Bread June #275 - Add dimension or pop it up
Creative Inspirations #253 - Spring into summer
Word Art Wednesday #234-235 - Always anything goes
Simon Says Work it Wednesday May - Sunshine
Hanna and Friends #250 - Butterflies
Fashionable Stamping June #112 - Beautiful blooms
Happy Little Stampers June - Mixed media
Let's Craft and Create June #114 - Hearts and/or flowers
Penny Black and More June - Flower power

Sunday, June 12, 2016


We have a new challenge starting at Crafting When We Can today.  Our challenge is to use this sketch

We are being sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter who has given me this cute little image called Shopping Meg.   She is definitely a shop-a-holic.  I haven't shopped in high heels in so long I couldn't do it again...let alone walk in them.  My fave color combo is green and pink.  I knew that she would need to be done in those colors.

Originally I was going to do something embossed for the center four squares but then abstract art screamed out to me.  This piece is from Ken Oliver...I just love his products!  I cut this piece out of his paper and then into the squares.  The butterfly is three pieces of paper separated by 3-D foam.

This was a fun card to make.  I hope you will check out all the other DT projects at CWWC.  I'm sure they all had fun with this too.   Hope to see you in the challenge!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Card Recipe

Coloring medium - Copic markers & Stickles
Papers - Core 'dinations, World Win, Darice & Ken Oliver
Embossing folder - Darice
Pearls - Queen & Co. & Want 2 Scrap
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Butterfly - I have no idea because I have had it for too long

Challenges Entered

Monday, June 6, 2016


We have a brand new challenge starting today at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!  Our challenge is "It's a Boy Thing".

Here are the sponsors
Prize: 3 single images of choice 

Prize: 3 images of choice

Prize: $10 gift certificate

I've received this great image from DRS Designs.  It's called "Grilling Guy".  I thought this was such a fun image for a guy.  It's kind of a guy thing to grill...although it's usually me doing the grilling.  The background was done using an embossing folder then lined with a white gel pen and colored with a Copic marker.  Although this is not much of a fussy or frilly card, I do like how it turned out.

Please stop by the LTSCB site and check out all the other DT projects made to inspire you.  Then come by and join us in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting me and have a blessed day!

Card Recipe

Image - Grilling Guy from DRS Designs
Coloring medium - Copic markers
Papers - Core 'dinations, Bazzill, generic
Embossing folder - Darice
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, white gel pen
Die - Gina Marie
Sentiment from my sister done on Word

Challenges Entered

Crafty Boots - Masculine
OLLCB #206 - One for the boys
Word Art Wednesday #232-233 - Always anything goes
Aud Sentiment #156 - Anything goes w/sentiment
Cute Card Thursday #428 - Father's Day
DL Art #181 - Celebrate Dad
Kitty Bee Designs #73 - Masculine cards/for Dad
Pattie's Creations #123 - Father's Day or graduation
Dragons Lair - One for the guys
Sweet Stampin' - Father's Day or special man
Stamp Sun #167 - Anything goes

Monday, May 30, 2016


We love our scrappy friends and without you all we wouldn't be here! The Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog Design Team is proud to bring you our "Feel The Love" Blog Hop to tell you just how much we think of each and every one of you! We're being sponsored by the amazing AuroraWings! Come hop with us for a chance to win $15 in digital images of choice! How awesome is that?!

As you hop, leave a comment at every stop! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! A random winner will be selected from all the comments left on our designers' blogs!

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

They have given me this sweet stamp called "The Three Whiskerteers w/Flowers". I thought it was so very cute and who doesn't feel the love and friendship of these adorable little animals.

I got to use some of my new stuff from the Mega Meet my sister and I went to also.  All the dies and pearls are new.  The papers and charm I have had forever it seems.

I just learned the Inlay technique this week.  I thought I new what it was but was mistaken.  The butterfly was done with four different papers.  It's like a puzzle and I love puzzles.

Here is the line-up:

Robin - You are here

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!

Thanks for visiting me and have a blessed day!

Have fun hopping!

Card Recipe

Color medium - Copic markers, Stickles and Glastique
Dies used:
Butterfly and Stitched Rectangles from Gina Marie
Papers - Core 'dinations and scraps

Challenges Entered

Sunday, May 29, 2016


Today starts a new challenge at CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN.  Our challenge is to "Add Stars".  Unfortunately we do not have a sponsor for this challenge so all will be just for fun. 

I decided to use more new things from the Mega Meet.  The stamp is one I got free for attending a class at Heartfelt Creations.  The paper just behind it is from Ken Oliver.  All the other papers were in my scrap bin.   I finally got to use my stars.  I have had them for a couple years but just never found a project to put them on.

I hope you will join us at CWWC and don't forget to check all the other DT projects too.

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!

Card Recipe

Stamp - Summer Glory from Heartfelt Creations
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Stickles
Papers - Bazzil, Core 'dinations, Ken Oliver, generic
Stars and star embossing folder - Darice
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Distress Inks - Tim Holtz

Challenges Entered

Stamping Sensations May - Anything goes
Simon Says Monday - Make a wish
Our Daily Bread May #274 - April showers bring May flowers
Inspiration Destination #87 - Anything goes
Mod Squad - Use it or lose it (stars)
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #232-233 - Always anything goes
Art Impressions #185 - Layer it on me
Crafty Ribbons #153 - Flowers
Time Out #57 - May all your weeds be wild flowers
Card Mania #80 - Flowers
Penny Black and More May - Anything goes

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