Saturday, November 27, 2010

Congratulations to...

KC, the winner of Teri's "Little Nut Tree" image and my Blog Candy. KC just send me your email for the "Little Nut Tree" image and your home address for the blog candy. Thank you to everyone who participated in our First Blog Hop at Delicious Doodles. I hope you will continue to visit the challenge blog and play along with our Challenges in the New Year. I know Teri will have some new and exciting things to share with us. Until then, stop by and leave a little love for Teri and the DT. We would love to hear about your Holiday plans and traditions.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Welcome to My Blog Hop Challenge...

My creation for the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Hop is a Christmas Card using Teri's "Little Nut Tree" image. I love to decorate for Christmas and would love to have this tree in my living room. Whispers Sugur Loaf markers were used to color the image. I'm sorry to say I forgot to write down the company that made the background paper. I bought it at Hobby Lobby. I found the pointsettia gems at Joann's Craft Center and the sentiment is from a Christmas vellum sheet I have had for years. For a chance to win this image, leave a comment with a link to your creation and I will choose a winner to be named after the blog hop closes.

I am also offering some blog candy to anyone who leaves a comment. The blog candy winner will be chosen by drawing a name from the hat.

If you arrived here from Anne's blog, your are in the right place. If not, start at the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog and follow the posted list. Your next stop on the Blog Hop is Maria. Don't forget to leave a little love for each of the Sistahs.

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck on your journey.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Craft Show

This past Saturday I was thrilled to participate in a craft show with Darlene (darscarftycreations). Although sales weren't great, we did make back the cost of our space and a little cash over that. While Darlene concentrated on individual cards for all occasions, I made sets of Christmas cards, Christmas gift card holders, post-it-note holders and note pads. Our best sellers were Dar's cards and the gift card holders. Customers gave us some great project ideas for next year. All in all, we had a fun day and hope to do the show again next year. Stop by Darlene's blog for photos of our booth.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Delicious Doodles DT

I am thrilled to announce that I am a member of the Delicious Doodles DT. Teri has some fabulous images and the DT creations are wonderful. I would like to share one of my creations using Teri's Wanabe Vamp. I loved working with this image - I could almost feel the cool wind blowing through her hair. Here are the details:

Papers: K & Co Halloween Mat Pack
             White cardstock
              Textured Black Cardstock

Image colored with prisma pencils & thinner.

Martha Stewart Picket Fence Punch

Make sure to stop by the Challenge blog and Teri's shop to
see what's new and leave a comment.

Have a great day!Terri

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Back in Action

Wow! I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted. Well, I'm back and will try to post more often.
Today I want to share two notecards that I made. I would like to make sets of notecards for gifts and hopefully to sell. I fell in love with this floral paper I found at Joann's and decided it would be perfect for Thank You and Thinking of You cards. The base card is ivory cardstock and the scalloped circles are SU's mauve and ivory. I used mauve satin ribbon for the trim and EK success daisy
punch for the border.

This project is on hold for now so I can work on Christmas cards, post-it-note holders, gift card holders, etc. for a craft show in November.

I will be posting pictures of my Christmas cards and other items later this week. Please stop by and share any comments you have about my creations.

Thanks for visiting with me today.


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

And the Winner is....

Emily, who had 3 entries for my blog candy. Congratulations Emily! I will send you an email to get your info so I can get your prize in the mail. I have added a few more surprises for you and hope you will share your creations with everyone.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Sisterhood blog hop. Continue to follow the Sisters for more fun and exciting adventures in crafting.
I'm sorry it took so long for me to post the winner, but today has been a very busy day. Hubby had to have blood work done and then I had a dentist appointment and grocery shopping.         

A reminder that Teri is looking for Design Team members for her Delicious Doodles images. You can find all the details on Teri's blog.
Thanks for visiting with me. Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Last Challenge

This week is my last challenge as a member of Michelle Perkett's Design Team. It has been a wonderful experience working Michelle and the other members of our team. I hope Michelle's new team will have as much fun working with Michelle's images and sharing new challenges with us each Tuesday. Our challenge this week is to make a "Joy" fold card. This was my first attempt at this type of card. Here are the details:

Paper: Olive Green cardstock
           DCWV Summer Pack Designer Paper
           White cardstock

Image: Michelle Perkett's "Olive" digi
           (colored with Prisma pencils & thinner)

Embellishments: Paper Flowers

Why not stop by Michelle's Design blog and share your creation? You will get lots of inspiration from the creations of the other Design Team members.

Thanks for visiting with me today.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Max's Haircut

Max finally got a haircut yesterday (or should I say a shave?) He had so many mats in his hair they had to clip him really short. He seems to have more energy and is able to sleep better in all this humidity. The next time he gets a haircut, they will do a "puppy" cut which will be easier to manage for me and more comfortable for him. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


our new family member. This is Max, a 10 year old Maltese. My sister has health problems that have made it impossible for her to care for him. My husband and I decided to take him so that she will be able to see him occasionaly. He is a a very good dog. He looks a little straggly now, but we have an appointment on July 15th to have him clipped. We are going to get the puppy cut so that he won't be so hot and he will be easier to groom. He is beautiful with long hair, but it is so hard to keep groomed.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me. Have a wonderful day.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Stitch In Time Challenge

For this week's challenge at Michelle Perkett's Inspiration and Design blog, we are looking for creations with some kind of stitching. You may use markers to draw stitches, thread, ribbon, paper piercing, etc. I used Michelle's "Cutie Patootie Mermaid" image colored with prisma pencils and thinner. The designer papers are DCWV and basic white cardstock for the card base and sentiment. The seashells are buttons I picked up at a local craft store. Stop by Michelle's Challenge blog to see all the wonderful creations by the Designer team and play along. We would love to have you join us. Also make sure to stop by Michelle's Etsy shop to see her other images. Thanks for visiting with me today.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hostess for the Sisterhood

Good morning! I am excited to be this week's hostess for the Sisterhood challenge. My older daughter is expecting her second child in September and I thought this would be the perfect time to celebrate the birth of our children and grandchildren. I made this scrapbook page in honor of both my daughters' births. It is hard to believe they are now 29 and 25 years old. Seems like only yesterday I was sending them off to Kindergarten. Here are the details of my page:

Paper: SU Chocolate Chip cardstock
           Designer Paper - Bo Bunny
           White cardstock

Embellishments: Ribbon by Marcella K
                         Prima Flowers

I used Nestibilities scalloped circles and scalloped ovals to make the mats for birth information.

Stop by the Sisterhood for more details on this challenge, check out the creations by the other Sisters, then share your project with us.

Have a great day!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Celebrating the Month

Today's challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters blog is to use the colors Blue, Cream/White and add pearls to make a birthday card. I love this image of the old man and vintage sentiment from Sunday International and thought it would make a perfect birthday card for my husband. Here are the details:

Paper: SU Ballet Blue cardstock
           SU Black cardstock

Ribbon:  Black/White gingham (Pat Catan's)

Image was colored using prismacolor pencils and thinner. Join us over at the Sisterhood and share your creations.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer Time

Summer is the challenge this week at Michelle Perkett's Inspiration & Design blog. I used Michelle's image "Penny" from her Etsy shop and colored her with Tombow makers. Unfortunately, this image was so popular, it has sold out. But stop by Michelle's shop to see her other fantastic images. The green background paper and striped umbrella paper is DCWV. Kraft cardstock was used for the sand and the sentiment along with SU Chocolate Chip cardstock and ink. Embellishments are a frog button and prima flowers. Please stop by the challenge blog and take a look at the other wonderful designer creations and them submit your creations.

I'm So Excited!

This week I am guest hostess at Digital Two for Tuesday. Every Tuesday, Cora offers two vintage images for you to use in your creations. My images for this week are "Child 4" and "Child 5". The girl in the garden (child 4) was colored using Tombow markers. The flower background paper is from DCWV. I used  Nestibilities labels to make the mat for the image and edged the paper with a gold marker. The grow sticker and butterfly sticker are from K & Company, accented with prima flowers and pink gingham ribbon. Doesn't the girl look like she is thinking deep thoughts? For the boy with the birds (child 5) I used prisma pencils and thinner to color the image. The striped background paper is DCWV and the Diamond paper is by Paper Pizzaz. Again I used a set of Nestibilities labels to cut out the image and the mat. Then used dimensional dots to raise the image. The mat was embossed with the Cuttlebug and edged with a copper pen. The family sticker is from K & Company. Why not hop on over to Digital Two for Tuesday, grab the free images and see where your creativity takes you?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Flowers Galore

This week's challenge at Michelle Perkett's Inspiration and Design Challenge blog is to make a project with lots of flowers. I really stepped outside my comfort zone this time. What fun this challenge turned out to be. The dard base is white cardstock and the paper is DCWV. I purchased the silk flowers from Joann's and used my scallop punches to make the large flowers out of DCWV designer paper. The tutorial for the scallop punch flowers may be found at Lord Have Mercy blog. Now, why not hop on over to Michelle's Challenge blog and join in on the fun? Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's Day Challenge

Today the challenge at Michelle Perketts Inspiration and Design blog is to make a Mother's Day card. I chose to make an easel card using Michelle's "Thank You" Image. The designer paper is by K & Company and the lime green cardstock is from Hollo's Papercraft Store. The flower buttons were purchase last weekend at the Adventures in Stamping convention in Akron, Ohio. Pearls were used for the flower centers and image was colored with prisma colored pencils and thinner. Pink Satin ribbon was used to make the bow and as a backdrop for the buttons. Why not hop on over to Michelle's Challenge Blog and join in the fun?

Thanks for visiting with me today.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge

I can't believe it is May already and that I haven't added any new cards since April. This coming Tuesday our Design Team group will offer a new challenge so make sure to stop by Michelle's Challenge blog for all the details. I love working with this group of ladies and they have some amazing creations. Don't forget to check out Michelle's fantastic images in her Etsy shop. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

One Project Two Challenges

The challenge last week at the Sisterhood was a recycled project and the April 5th challenge at Michelle Perkett's Challenge blog was "Anything But a Card." I decided this box fit the description for both challenges. The box was a white gift boxes given to me from a friend and the ring is made from pipe cleaners. I used DCWV designer paper to cover the box and the flower is made with a circle scallop punch. The image is from Michelle Perkett of Enchanted Inspirations.
A tutorial for the flower can be found at
if you would like to give it a try. Thanks for stopping by today. Why not hop over to the Sisterhood and join our challenge for this week?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Debut Tips, Techniques & Tutorials

Today on the Sisterhood blog, Kim has challenged us to make something using a stamp, punches or diecut for something other than  for what  the tool was intended to be used. I chose to make a bookmark using my scalloped circle punches and a Marvy flower punch. The template for the bookmark came from June at the Stamp Pad in Zoar. Why not hop on over to the Sisterhood and give this challenge a try?

The bookmark is 2" by 11" folded in half. I used a 2", 1 3/4", and 1 1/2" punches to cut the circles. Then I cut the circles apart, using two scallops for each petal. Glue dots were used to hold the petals together. The center is flower using the Marvy flower punch and a flower gem. The Marvy flower punch was also used to create the flowers running down the bookmark. Gems were used for the center of each little flower. Thanks for stopping by today. Now hop on over to the Sisterhood and leave a little love for all the sistahs.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Spring

I wanted to share another card that I made at my last playdate with Darlene and Lana. The image is "Bunny Bonnet" by Penny Black. I thought she was the perfect image for this Spring card. The image was colored with watercolor pencils and blender pen. Here are the rest of the details:

Paper:  Yellow Stripe - Hot Off The Press
            Green Daisy - Provocraft

Stamps: Bunny Bonnet - Penny Black
             Sentiment - can't remember

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa

Embellishments: Daisy Stickers - K & Co.
                         Yellow Gingham ribbon

Thanks for visiting with me today.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sisterhood Debut Challenge

It's finally here. The big debut over at the Sisterhood blog. This week's challenge is to make anything that reminds you of Ireland. I used one of my daughter, Tanya's,  images to make my card. It is called "Kiss Me I'm Irish".  The image was colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. Here are the rest of the details:

DCWV Designer Paper
White cardstock base
Garden Green cardstock

Ivory Lace
Ivory Pearls
Prima flowers

If you would like to join in on this fun challenge, hop on over to the Sisterhood and use Mr. Linky to leave a direct link to your project. Thanks for visiting with me today.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



Monday, March 15, 2010

Card for a Sistah

This is the card I made for Linda who is a member of our team at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Linda is recuperating from a heart attack and I hope this little guy will help to brighten her day. The image, which is called "Falling Apart" is from Wink Wink Ink. Here are the rest of the details:

Paper: White cardstock base
           Hot of the Press designer papers
           Garden Green cardstock

Ink: Memories black

Stamp: Stamping Sensations

Embellishments: prisma flowers
                        green brad

Be sure to hop over to the Sisterhood for updates and if you have time visit Linda's blog. She has some amazing cards.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Son-in-law's Birthday Card

My son-in-law collects moose, so I thought "Morty the Moose" by Sewn Together would be the perfect image to use on his card. The image was colored with Prismacolor watercolor pencils and blender pen. The sentiment I made on my computer. Other details:

Paper: White cardstock base
           Textured black cardstock mat
           K and Co designer paper

Embellishments: Wiggle eyes
                         Fish and Oar buttons
                         Hemp cord

I hope he will like the card as much as the gift card enclosed.

This is only one of five cards I made while visiting with my friends Darlene and Lana. It is so much fun to craft with friends. The ideas just keep flying.

Thanks for visiting with me today. If you have a chance, check out the new challenge blog "The Sisterhood of Crafters." Have a great day!"


Monday, March 1, 2010

It's Official

Today is the day we have all been waiting for. The Sisterhood of Crafters blog is now up and running. Each Wednesday will offer a new challenge. This week each member of the Design Team will be introducing themselves. Then on Wednesday, March 17th our first challenge will be presented. Why not join us each week for a fun, stress-free challenge? Hope to see you there.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Color Combo Challenge

I love the colors Pattie chose for our challenge this week. It makes me think of Spring and I am so ready for warm weather. This image is called "Arianna" and it is one of my favorites from Michelle. The designer paper is by DCWV and the image was colored with watercolor pencils and blender pens. I also used SU More Mustard and Passion Pink for the matting. Embellished with silk flowers and a lime brad for the center. Please visit our blog to see creations by other DT members of Michelle's Inspiration and Design.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Looking Forward to Spring

This image from Digital Two for Tuesday made me think of Spring. It is title Fairy 1 and  I think she looks like she is doing a dance. I'm sure all of those who live in the part of the country that has had a lot of snow will be doing a Spring Dance as soon as the first flowers bloom. Now for the details about my card. The image was colored with prisma watercolor pencils and a blender pen. The paper is from DCWV. I used the Fiskars lace punch on black textured cardstock and the flowers are silk with a brad for the center. Be sure to stop by Digital Two for Tuesday and check out the other free images.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

New Cards to Share

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend the day with Darlene in her stamp room. Here are just two of the cards I created. I always seem to be more creative when I am with friends. It is so nice to share materials and ideas. Hope you enjoy my efforts.

This image is from Digital Two for Tuesday and was colored
using prisma watercolor pencils and blender pen.

Paper: SU Garden Green
           Whisper White
           SU Olive Green
           DCWV Frogs

Embellishments: Flora Doodles flowers

I love this image from Free Antique Images. My friend, Darlene, inspired me to try my hand at vintage cards. When I found these papers, I knew they would be perfect for this image. Other details:

Paper: DCWV Roses
           DCWV leaves
           SU Garden Green
           Ivory and Mauve mini flowers
           self stick gems

I hope you have enjoyed viewing my cards, as much as I enjoyed creating them.
Thanks for visiting my blog and please stop by often.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Inspiration And Design Challeng Blog

Last week was the first challenge for the Inspiration and Design Challenge Blog. The design team did a fabulous job with their creations. This week my team members were given a sketch challenge. Hop on over to Michelle Perkett's Challenge Blog to see what the team has created and join in on the fun. Don't forget to check out Michelle's Etsy shop and take a look at her fantastic digi images. Now for the details of my card:

Image: Michelle's Enchantment Fairy

Paper: White cardstock base
DCWV Mariposa Papers
Basic Grey Black paper

Embellishments: Gold Organdy Ribbon
Paper Flowers
Flower Brads

Image was colored with metallic pencils, and
prisma watercolor pencils with blender pen.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Michelle Perkett's Inspiration & Design Challenge Blog

After a very hectic week, I finally had time to work on my card for Michelle Perkett's Inspiration and Design Challenge Blog. I love this image called "Love Letter Fairy" created by Michelle. The image was colored with prisma watercolor pencils and blender pens. Whisper White was used for the card base and DCWV Valentine papers were used for the background. Ribbon was purchased from Wal-Mart and the heart stickers are by K & Company. Clear gems were used for the paper flower centers. Stop by the Inspiration & Design Challenge blog every Tuesday and join in the fun. Michelle's images can be purchased at her Etsy shop.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Digi Sale

Hi everyone! Just a quick post to let you know about the Christmas digi sale at Stawnies - Stamps by Tanya blog. She has also added some new Valentine digis. I really like the "Lizard Luv" digi. Watch for her new images for St. Patrick's Day coming soon. Tanya is my younger daughter and began drawing at an early age. Please stop by her blog and let her know what you think of her images.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Time to Play

I had a chance to work on some of my digi images today. After coloring a few images, I decided to use this rose image from Delicious Doodles by Teri. I used Basic Grey papers for the background. The image was colored with Prisma watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I then used the Nestabilities Scalloped Circles to create the mat. The brown grograin ribbon is from SU and the ivory lace was purchased at Wal-Mart. Be sure to stop by Teri's blog to see her work and check out her digi stamp store - Delicious Doodles.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Teri's Cards and Toppers Candy

Would you like a chance to win some awesome blog candy? Then head on over to Teri's Cards and Toppers blog for all the details. This picture shows just a small part of what Teri has to offer as candy. The drawing will be on January 18th, so hurry.