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?