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:

Sunday, June 1, 2014



Many of you know my sister Rebecca from Sydney's Sentiments.
  She is such an amazing and talented person.  She is a wonderful mother to her flock of children too.  She has five parrots at home.  I chose these images because she has blond hair and I have red (I'm the older sister though).  Anyway she can be the queen for one day out of the year....LOL. 
Becky is really kind and sweet and has such a big heart.  She is always caring for others (even to the point of ignoring herself).  She even takes care of me a lot.  These images were a gift from are many of the crafting items I have.  If you've read some of my previous posts you will see we went on a trip to Michigan recently.  She paid for the whole thing.  I am unable to work and don't have much money to spare.  She is always doing such wonderful things. 
We have two nieces in Kentucky that have children of their own now and Becky has gone out of her way to help care for them since they were babes and now does so many wonderful things for their children.  She was even there (May 25) on her birthday because she wanted to spend time with the new baby.  She helps me with my children also and I don't know what I would do without her.
 I wanted to share some of the parts of my sister that she normally doesn't talk about so you will know how great she is.  You can pop over to her blog and tell her happy birthday too.  You will see how talented she is.  I had to wait until today to post because I had not been able to give her the card until now.

The images I used are Queen Elsa Sassy and Coronation Anna Sassy.  They are colored with Copic and Whisper Strokes markers.  I forgot the white streak in Anna's hair though.  I haven't seen the movie enough yet.  I also added some Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella glitter pen for that added sparkle and shine then popped them up on dimensionals.  The papers I used all come from Bazzill, the ribbon is American Crafts, the snowflakes are from Recollections, the die cut is Stampin' Up and the embossing folder comes from Darice.
Thank you for visiting and don't forget to tell Becky Happy Birthday!
  Challenges entered:
The Corrosive Challenge #200 - Anything goes
Lacy Sunshine - Dies and/or punches
The Cutie Pie #70 - Emboss it
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Southern Girls - Sparkle and shine with a bit of bling
A Creative Romance #25 - Girly
Craftitude #66 - Pop it up
Stampin' for the Weekend - For the girls
Scribble and Scrap #19 - Anything goes
Sparkles #56 - Celebrate a special lady

Sunday, May 25, 2014


 Hello everyone!  Hope you are having an absolutely beautiful day.  I'd like to welcome you to another fabulous challenge at 


Our challenge is something I have never done before.  It's called "No Line Technique".  Basically you print the image so light you can hardly see them so the lines don't show up once the image is colored.  There is a tutorial here for you.
We are once again sponsored by Inky Impressions:

Over Mother's Day weekend, my sister Rebecca and I went to a scrap-booking convention in Michigan.  We have cousins (Hazel and Candy) there that we don't see very often.  At the convention we got to meet Tim Holtz!  It was so exciting.  He is such a nice guy.  I loved all the distressing techniques he showed us and hopefully after a little practice I will be making projects using them.  
We visited Bronner's in Frankenmuth, MI which is the largest Christmas store in the country.  There is also a small mock German village with shops and restaurants.  They have an amazing fairy store where Rebecca got a biker chick gnome.   It is so her.  Candy went with us to the convention and she knows just about everyone there.  She has a shop also and so knows most of the venders.  We had such an amazing time and plan to attend next year also.

I am making them some thank you cards.  I posted Candy's card on Friday.  This one is for her mom.  Hazel has a set of fairies in her yard that are just adorable.  I thought she would love this image.  

The image I used is called "Fairy Sitting on a Clothespin".  I colored her with Copic markers then added some Glossy Accents & glitter pen for that added shine.  I added a butterfly from  Craft Fantastic  (one of the companies at the convention).  The sentiment is from Scrappy Cat & I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen.  The pearls are Queen & Co., the ribbon is from Offray and the papers are all from my scraps (love to use those up).
I hope to see you in the challenge this fortnight and don't forget to visit CWWC challenge blog and check out all the fabulous projects that have been made by my fellow DT members.  

 Challenges entered:
  Simon Says Monday - Botanical
    Divas by Design - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter #159 - Charming
Work it Wednesday - Patterned paper
  Craft Hoarders Anonymous #8 - Metal or glass (metal butterfly)
  A Creative Romance - Girly
  Sarah Hurley #92 - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Oh so cute 
Corrosive #200 - Anything goes
  Thanks for your visit and have a peachy keen day! 

Saturday, May 24, 2014


It's graduation season again and I have another graduation card to share.  There is a beautiful young woman at our church named Annie and she is graduating this year.  She is a very good friend of my daughter and such a wonderful girl.  She is set to attend BYU in Idaho in the fall.  We are all so proud of her.  

This picture of her was taken on an apple picking trip our young women went on.  They all had such a great time. 

I made this card using papers all from my scraps (YEA ME!).  The image comes from Sassy Studio Designs.  She is colored with Copic markers and I've added Glossy Accents.  The embossing folders are both from Darice.  My daughter chose the folders because Annie is so into singing and she is a total star!  The die cut is from Stampin' Up.  The stars and sentiment are some embellishments from Jolee's Boutique.  The colors are her school colors but the yellow was just so bright that the picture wasn't turning out very well so I added some Distress Ink from Tim Holtz. 

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and have a fabulous day!

Challenges entered:

A Creative Romance - Girly
Art by Miran #6 - Anything goes
Craftitude #65 - Use a die
Sister Act #58 - Anything goes
Sarah Hurley #92 - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes

Friday, May 23, 2014


 Hi everyone!  Over Mother's Day weekend my sister Rebecca and I went to Michigan to attend a scrapbooking convention.  We have cousins who live that way and our cousin Candy wanted us to go with her.  She came down here last year to Akron for the convention there and so we wanted to go to Michigan this time.  
It was so much fun!!!  We went to Frankenmuth to see the largest Christmas store in the country and then went through a German village they have there also.  We went to a store that sells all the fairies you could ever want and also some of the funniest gnomes.  Rebecca got a biker chick gnome.  It's hilarious.  
The next day we went to the scrapbooking convention.  We got to see a lot of stuff and participate in lots of make and takes.  The best part of all though was meeting Tim Holtz in person and watching a demonstration by him.   
This was such a fabulous trip that I had to make a card for Candy.  I will be sharing a card for her mom also in another post.  Candy has chickens and she just loves them.  We got to see her chickens and they are just adorable.  I thought she would like this image for her card.  Here is a pic of Candy and one of her chickens.
 I know you can't see her very well but you can see how much she loves that chicken.  This is her favorite one.
 The image I used is from Elizabeth Dulembo coloring pages.  I colored with my Copics and added some Glossy Accents to all areas other than feathers.  The feet really needed some stabilizing.  The DP is from Trimgym and the others are from my scraps.  Love using them up.  I received the ribbon in a candy win and the stamp is from Scrappy Cat. 
 Candy also has a shop where you can find all your crafting needs.  You should check it out here.
Challenges entered:
Papertake Weekly - Oh so cute
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Creative Fingers #37 - Anything goes
Ditzie Digi Design #4 - Anything goes
Dream Valley #82 - Things with wings
Deep Ocean #78 - Wings
Digi Designs - Use those markers
Crafty Hazelnut's May - Patterned papers
Sarah Hurley #92 - Anything goes 
Work it Wednesday - Patterned paper
I hope you enjoyed these cute chickens.  Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!

Thursday, May 22, 2014


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Sunday, May 11, 2014


Here we are again with another fortnightly challenge from 
Our challenge is to use a die cut shape.  We are being sponsored by
Inky Impressions
I was fortunate enough to meet with Nicole, the owner of Inky Impressions, once at a craft convention in Akron, OH.  They are located in Ohio and rarely travel to other conventions so to meet them you must come here.  Since I'm already here I got lucky.  
The image I am using is "Work Out Cat".  I have colored with Copic markers and added some Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella to sparkle up her work out suit.  My die cut comes from Spellbinders.  The embossing folder is Darice.  The papers are from The Paper Co., Scrapbooking Supplies and generic.  The gems are Martha Stewart and the ribbon is from Offray.  
I made the sentiment on Word specifically for me and my sister.  We are going to be doing some working out.  She just doesn't know it yet.  I have mailed this card to her.  I'm not sure if she will have it before this goes live or not.  Hopefully she will be joining me in this effort.  
She got the card in the mail already and has agreed to "do this thing" with me.  YEA!!
Please check out the great creations my fellow DT have made for you at Crafting When We Can and make sure to leave them some love.  
Challenges entered:
Simon Says Monday - Chose 5 things (5 dif papers, 5 dif colors)
Card Mania #46 - Emboss it
Simon Says Work It Wednesday - Patterned paper
 Stamping Sensations May - Anything goes
  QKR #87 - Gems or rhinestones
Sister Act #56 - Anything goes
 Dies R Us #1 - Anything goes
Sarah Hurley 365 #92 - Anything goes
Dream Valley #81 - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes

Saturday, May 3, 2014


 Hi all!  I wanted to share a card I made for my friend's son.  Jacinto is graduating from High School and about to embark on his new life.  I made this simple card for him.  His mom is having a dinner for him tonight and I get to read a letter from her to him.  It's so sweet!  

Jacinto will be serving a mission for our church.  He is such a good example to the other young men and women.  I know he will be a great success in bringing people to the Gospel.

To make this card I used some clip art on Word and fussy cut it.  The papers are from Bazzill and some generic.  I used an embossing folder from Darice and the sentiment and stars are from EK Success.

Challenges entered:

Crafting From The Heart #16 - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #130 - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap #17 - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays #170 - Fussy Cut

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


There is a very beautiful young girl who is in need of your prayers.  She has been sick for a while and would love to get a card from you to help her feel better.  You can read about this beautiful girl here.  
Isn't she just gorgeous!  Her mom is also offering some candy for you.

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Welcome to our fortnightly challenge at 

Our challenge is to use this amazing sketch by our very own Ang

Our sponsor is The Stamping Chef

Last week my sister had to have surgery and I got to babysit her.  While I was there we colored images.  When it was time to make my card I went to get my image and could not find it anywhere.  I was so distraught.  I had to start all over (although Becky and I both agree we like this one better).  So I guess it all worked out for the best.  

As I said in a previous post, I am trying to build up my supply of cards that are needed on a regular basis so here is another birthday card.  I chose "Betty Butterfinger" for my image.  She's just perfect for a birthday card.  The splotches on her apron are not in the image.  I put them there.

These are the items I used for my card:

Image done with Copic Markers, Wink of Stella pen & Glossy Accents then popped up on 3D dimensionals
Papers by Bazzill, Papercraft Inspirations & generic
Embossing folder from Darice
Die cut is Spellbinders
Ribbon was one I had in my stash loose
Corner metal piece by Momenta (last one so I guess it's a trip to the store YEA!)
Sentiment from Create with TLC
The star was created on Word
I hope you will check out all the beautiful creations done by my DT buddies over at Crafting When We Can.  Please leave them comments too as everyone likes to get some love.
Challenges entered:
The Crafter's Cafe #60 - Add glitter
Aud Sentiments #105 - Birthdays
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #32 - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations #262 - Cute characters
Brown Sugar #91 - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #173 - Use up some scraps
My Mum's Craft Shop #16 - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Dies and/or punches
Sweet Stamps #166 - Sweets