Wednesday, April 16, 2014


  Hello all!  I have been doing a sibling challenge as of late.  My sisters and I have been challenging each other to do certain kinds of cards.  This is the first one I am posting though it is the second of the challenges.  This challenge comes from my youngest sister Rhonda.  She asked us to make a card focusing on the sentiment alone.  
I decided to make an Easter card for the ladies I visit at my church.  We have a program where we go out each month and visit the ladies we are assigned to bring them a lesson and also get to know them better.  Hopefully, you spring up wonderful friendships along the way.  I do love the women I have visited over the years and some have become my dearest friends.  If you would like to know more about it you can go here for information.  There are some beautiful Easter messages there also.
  At Easter time we remember the sacrifice that Christ has made for us.  We remember that he rose from the dead and made it possible for us to return to Heaven to be with Him and our Heavenly Father.  I do hope that you will take the time to welcome Him into your life and accept the gift He so freely offered to each of us.  

These are the items used to make the card.  Fortunately I was able to use everything I already had.  Other than the embossing folder, I have had all of these items for a long time:
 Sentiment - Digi Doodle Shop
Papers - Core' dinations
Ribbon - Trim Line
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
Charm - Stash
 Punch - Martha Stewart
Die cut - Spellbinders
Embossing folder - Darice
 Challenges entered:

Sentimental Sundays #202 - Embossing 
Created with Love #79 - Easter
Loves Rubberstamps #99 - Easter or Spring
Oldie but a Goodie - It's Easter
Word Art Wednesday #128 - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #316 - Easter
My Mum's Craft Shop #16 - Anything goes
Stamping Sensation - Dies and/or punches
Scribble and Scrabble #16 - Anything goes
Eureka Stamps #85 - Happy Easter


Sunday, April 13, 2014


Welcome to another fabulous challenge at 
The challenge this fortnight is "Ribbon/Twine/Washi" and sponsored by
Lacy Sunshine
Don't you just love these images at Lacy Sunshine.  So many cute images (and I am all about the cute).  I am trying to build up my supply of cards for occasions that pop up on birthdays.  I am blessed to live with my extended family and have three nieces that you have heard me blog about on occasion.  The young ones keep getting invited to birthday parties so I decided to have some cards on hand for them to use.  I think Eleanor makes a great birthday card.....and don't you just love that adorable Pickles.
  I hope you have had a chance to see all the beautiful cards my fellow DT have made over at CWWC.  So many talented ladies I am fortunate to work with.   Please stop by and visit them as well.
 Items used:
Image:  Pastry Chef from Lacy Sunshine
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella Pen 
Metallic Gold Marker
Gelly Rolly Pen
Papers:  Core 'dinations, Echo Park, generic and stash
Pearls:  Want 2 Scrap
Ribbon:  Stash
Flowers:  Prima Flowers
Embossing folder:  Darice
Challenges entered:
 City Crafter #206 - Happy Birthday
Rhedd and Rosie's #30 - Anything goes
  Crafty Ribbons #84 - Flower Power
Delightful - Use an egg or oval shape
 Sweet Stampin' - Flowers
  Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April - Use patterned paper
Emergency Crafters - Polka dots
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Use dies and/or punches
The Crafty Blogger - Die cuts or embossing
  Thanks so much for your visit and I do hope you will have a wonderful day!

Sunday, March 30, 2014


  So how do you like this new background!  My wonderful sister Rebecca did this for me.  Isn't she just fabulous!!!!  Pop over to her blog and give her some love for such an amazing job!
Well I hope someone tells the weather that Spring started on March 20.  It has been snowing all day here and I am so sick of it.  This was Spring Break for the kids and they have been cooped up for most of it because it is so cold outside.  Please someone send some warm weather up to Ohio.  I can't take anymore.
Now down to business

I wish to welcome you to another fortnightly challenge at 
 Our challenge is "For a Child".  Our sponsor is a new one I just love


A Random Fan
  So many adorable images!  The one I am using is called Doctor Autry.  Isn't she so sweet!  I've colored her with my Copic markers and added some Glossy Accents and my new Wink of Stella Brush.   The sketch I chose comes from Papertake Weekly.

  I've used papers from Bearly Mine, Bazzill and some generic.  The embossing folder is from Darice...I thought the letters would look nice with a child.  I've also added a butterfly from Inky Impressions, a button from my stash and some twine from Hemptique. 
I look forward to seeing you in the challenge this week and please head over to the Crafting When We Can challenge blog to check out all the other wonderful creations for your inspiration that our fabulous DT have made for you.  
 Challenges entered
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie free for all
 Divas by Design - Buttons and bows
Simon Says Wednesday - Buttons
Crafty Catz #224 - Anything goes
Cut It Up #41 - Anything goes
  Allsorts #252 - Use dies
The ABC Challenge - H is for hair
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a blessed day!

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Has it been two weeks already?  Here we go with another fabulous challenge at 


We are again sponsored by the very talented Mi Ran at


Our challenge this fortnight is "Hearts & Flowers".  This has been a tough one for me.  I procrastinate too much and usually don't do my card until the Thursday or Friday before it's due.  This time waiting was not a good idea.  I have been so sick all week and when it came to doing my card for you, I was not up to par.  I'm not real happy about the way this turned out.  Please excuse the mistakes in the coloring.  I'm feeling a bit better today but still not up to myself yet.  I did not use a sentiment because I'm not sure what I will use the card for.  I'm thinking a child's birthday card but I might let my nieces use it for their mom.

My lovely sister, Rebecca, got to go to see our newest family addition this weekend and I was wishing I could go to.  It's no good taking a sick person to see a baby though.  Her name is Layla Faye.  She was named after my mom.  Isn't she just so adorable!

She spent her first month in the hospital but now she is thriving!!  I wish I could be there to hold her.  I'm so jealous that Rebecca got to go.  

I do hope you will check out all the other DT creations at Crafting When We Can and then join us in the challenge.  Can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Items used:

Copic Markers
Glossy Accents
Ribbon - Sierlint Dekorationband
Charm - Inky Impressions
Paper - Bazzill, Core' Dinatons, Papercraft Inspirations & generic
Embossing folder - Darice

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Hi and welcome to another fortnightly challenge at 


We are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs

Our challenge is "Anniversary" and I have chosen Holiday Cinderella.  She's colored with Copic markers and accented with Stickles, Glossy Accents, Studio G glitter glue, Liquid Applique, Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter and a brand new gift from my wonderful sister Rebecca....Wink of Stella pen.  She's the best sister ever!

I've used a sketch from Paper Take Weekly.

 The papers come from Core' dinations, Create with TLC, Papercraft Inspirations and generic.  I've used Queen & Co pearls, flowers from a blog candy win, embossing folder & ribbon from Darice and a new die cut from Sizzix....also from my fabulous sister Rebecca!

My sisters and I have decided to challenge each other once a month to build up our supply of cards needed on hand.  We have just started and will have it up for you soon.  Keep an eye out for it.  We are having trouble with a name for the blog segment though.  Any ideas?

Please take a few minutes and check out all the wonderful inspiration from our DT members at Crafting When We Can and don't forget to leave them some love.  Hope to see you in the challenge!

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Happy Sunday and welcome to a new challenge at


Our challenge this week is "Lots of Bling" and we are being sponsored by Art By Mi Ran.

This image is called "A Birdie Told Me".  When I saw it I thought of my sister.  She has five parrots (and not little ones).  Her birds are just so gorgeous.  One of them is a Yellow Naped Amazon named Sydney.  She is the first bird Rebecca ever got.  Isn't she just beautiful!

I've colored my image with Copic markers.  I was with my sister coloring this and she let me use her markers.  She has tons more than me so I was using markers I don't even have.  After coloring her I added some glitter glue and Glossy Accents for that added sparkle.  The sketch I picked is from Sketch N Stash

The papers come from Bazzill, Kaiser Craft, My Minds Eye and some generic.  The ribbon is Darice and the pearls are from my stash. 

I hope you will head over to the CWWC challenge blog and see what the other DT members have created to inspire you.  Also, our blog has a whole new look.  You're going to love it.  Hope to see you in the challenge this fortnight.

Challenges Entered:

Monday, February 10, 2014


My niece Cara has made an awesome Valentine project for her class.  She is 9 yrs old.  We worked together on this along with my talented sister Becky and also Cara's mom.  Here are some of the pics.

She had a lot of fun but said it was a lot of work.  Please go to her blog and leave her some love.  She just loves to hear from people.  Head on over to her blog here.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014


Check out this amazing giveaway here.

So many wonderful item in this package.  Wish me luck!

Sunday, February 2, 2014


 Would you like to display this badge on your blog?
 is having a DT Call.  Below is the post that went up today.  
Hi everyone!

We are a few DT members down at the moment, and we need some fabulous new DT members.
We are looking for 3 DT Members.
We are running a DT call for 2 weeks alongside our challenge. You don't have to have any DT experience to enter! Also don't worry if you are on lots of DTs.  As long as you can commit to the requirements for this DT and your others that's fine with us!
  • Has their own active craft or personal blog, and enjoys blogging about their makes.
  • Can take good, clear photos of their work.
  • Enjoys using digital stamps.
  • Make a creation every fortnight.  The majority of the time you will be required to use a specific image from our sponsors, where possible you will be able to choose these.
  • Comment on participant's entries for every challenge.  You will be assigned two numbers and will have to comment on all entries ending in your two numbers. 
  •  You are required to upload your creation onto the DT blog by the Friday before the challenge runs. 
  • Most of all, enjoys having fun and sharing their creations with others!
  • The majority of our sponsors offer free images, these are yours to keep. 
  • DT experience with a lovely, friendly design team.  
  • New crafty blogger friends. 
 How to enter!

E-mail craftingwhenwecan[at]hotmail[dot]com with the following information:
  •  A link to your blog, which shows your crafting style.  
  • Some brief information about yourself
  • Details of any DT commitments you currently have

Hurry DT Call ends 16th February 2014!

Successful applicants will be notified soon after this date.  Unsuccessful applicants will be notified after this.  Term starts in April 2014.