Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hope Your Holiday Is Lots of Fun

My youngest granddaughter bears a striking resemblance to the little girl in the Pure Innocence stamps by My Favorite Things. So I am systematically buying all them to make cards for her. I also used Blueprint 13 to make the tag that I placed on the card and I am entering it into the
Creative Construction With Blueprints Holiday Tags Challenge at My Favorite Things. I wish you could see this card in person....I used some of my silver Wink Of Stella glitter pen on her sweater and the fur on her boots and it is so shimmery. I think 6 year old Izzy will like it....we females in this family like bling...lol.

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday

That's it for today. I will be back tomorrow to share another card.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Sending Joy and Good Cheer

I just loved the sketch from My Favorite Things this week and was planning a double shaker card and at the last moment I decided to go a different direction and create the card you see above. Here is the sketch that inspired me:
I am entering this card in the following 2 challenges:


It feels good to be creating again...I will be back tomorrow to share another card.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #16

I have loved the whimsical images from Lawn Fawn Stamps for a long time. I believe this stamp to be the very first Lawn Fawn stamp I bought and it is still one of my favorites. When I saw the current challenge at Lawn Fawnatics to use your oldest LF stamp, I just KNEW that I was going to pull this well-loved stamp out. I paired him up with some beautiful Lawn Fawn plaid paper and topped my tag with a pretty red felt bow from Bella Blvd.

I am entering this tag in Challenge #16 at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog.
A fun lady from the UK named Di runs a challenge online called the Snippets Challenge. Her intent is to get us to use up our snippets, or little scraps of paper otherwise destined for the trash can. I do not know about all of you but I find it hard to throw away scraps of paper because it might be just the perfect scrap I need for a future project. One thing I never throw out is pieces of my Copic paper as that stuff is a little pricey and I can always use a little piece. Such was the case for the owl on this project. I found a small piece of Copic paper in my stash which was just the right size on which to stamp this Winter Owl from Lawn Fawn.

Tags are perfect to use up snippets of paper also. The stars were punched from scrap red and aqua paper and I heat embossed the sentiment on a snippets as well.

In addition to the Lawn Fawn challenge, I am entering this little tag in Di's current Snippet Challenge. She is offering up two awesome prizes and I would LOVE to win both of them....thanks Di!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Pumpkin Pie?

I had a lot of fun coloring and making this card for my dog-loving granddaughter Abby. I think she will really like it as it looks like her dog Titan. I love these dog stamps from Tim Holtz and I do not use them near enough.

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday It's A Stitch Up Challenge. The panel with the dog on it has faux wonky stitches on it.

That's it for tonight. I am officially on vacation now for 9 days and the first thing I am going to do in the morning when I get up is drink several cups of coffee and then clean up my scrap room. It looks like a tornado swept through there!! Are you a messy creator?


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November Mix It Up Challenge

I love to play along with the challenges on the Ellen Hutson blog whenever I can and I was thrilled to see that the Mix it Up Challenge this month was a collaboration with one of my favorite companies....My Favorite Things.

I heat embossed my sentiment from My Favorite Things with silver embossing powder, spattered some navy card stock with white paint and colored that adorable image from Ellen Hutson with my Copic markers. I was able to get this tag down in under an hour.
I am also entering this tag in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Snow White Challenge.

Thanks for stopping in and checking out my project. I will be back tomorrow to share a Thanksgiving card (or two).


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Chalkboard Tag

I decided to create the above simple chalkboard-look tag for my third tag in Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I was inspired by the chalkboard tag below by Amy Kolling on day 6.

There is loads of inspiration and prizes to be had also. For all the details in how you can join the fun click HERE

Because I have snowflakes and a snowy scene on my tag, I am entering it in the
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Snow White Challenge.

Thanks for your interest in my creations. Hang on the weekend is almost here.


25 Days of Christmas Tags

I have been so inspired to get busy making tags for Christmas because of Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. There are some great prizes and awesome tags. I have a whole list of tags I want to make this month. This is my second tag I want to share. I was inspired by Tracey's Hipster Bunny tag on Day 6. I have the same Lil Inker stamp set as Tracey so I stamped the same image and colored him very similarly to Tracey's hip bunny. There is plenty of time to get in on the fun tag making. Check out all the details HERE

Because the bunny looks like he is all ready to hit the slopes or enjoy some other outdoor winter activity and my card has snowflakes on it, I am entering this tag in the
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Snow White Challenge

Thanks for popping in. I will be back shortly to share another project.....


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Happy Anniversary

This is the second time that I used my new floral stamp set from My Favorite Things. Can you believe that I did not own a floral stamp before I bought this one a few weeks ago? I am not much of a flowery type person, preferring instead graphic images and cute critters/children for images to color. But I am so glad I broke down and bought this set. I actually really love coloring these blooms. I arranged a few of these images on a dry embossed background and it just seemed like the perfect anniversary card for my husband's brother and his wife for their upcoming anniversary. I used the colors of the current

That is it for this evening....thanks for stopping in to check out my blog.


Have a Magical Holiday Season

I love making tags at Christmas time. Some of them end up on Christmas cards but most add that special little something to a Christmas package. I have been very inspired by Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. Day 3 featured one of my favorite stamp companies....CAS-ual Fridays. I used a non-holiday stamp (the ballerina from the Tutu stamp set) paired up with the sentiment and snowflakes from Snowy Sayings. I am entering this tag at the Anything But a Card Challenge at the CAS-ual Fridays blog.

I am also entering this tag in the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Christmas Gift Tag Challenge.

Thanks for stopping in....I have one more project to share tonight and then I hope to hit the sack early as I have not slept well the last two nights. Don't you hate when that happens?


Monday, November 6, 2017

Sympathy Card

A member of our extended family lost his grandfather last week and I wanted to make a sympathy card for him. These are my least favorite cards to make and I must admit to just resorting to buying sympathy cards in the past. But recently I got a floral stamp set from My Favorite Things and over the weekend I set out to make a card to send our condolences.

I used this sketch from My Favorite Things:

I am entering my card in their Sketch Challenge. You still have time to enter and you can see the details HERE

Thanks for stopping in tonight to check out my creation. Have a wonderful week.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Bring on the Pumpkin Spice

I love pumpkin spice....I am not over the moon crazy for it however and by mid-November I have had my fill but I will never get tired of this fall/pumpkin spice/coffee themed digital set of sentiments and images from Verve Stamps. I just love creating with Julee Tilman's creations. I used her October sketch for this card also:

I am entering this card in the October sketch challenge at Viva La Verve.

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.

That's it for tonight....fall has finally arrived here in Florida and it is going to be a chilly night....good sleeping weather. Goodnight!!


It's Awesome Being 6

My youngest grandchild turned 6 in August and although I wasn't able to be there with her, I had spent 2 weeks with her this summer and we made some life long memories together. I got some pictures of Izzy's big day from my son and I wanted to document her celebrations. I used the right side of this awesome 2 page sketch from Let's Scrap:

Instead of the film strip in the lower right hand corner I added that adorable chipboard girl with the balloons. And I used 2 small horizontal pictures on the left side of the page to leave room for my journaling.

Thanks for stopping by tonight....can you believe that October is just about over? This year has flown by much too fast.


Sunday, October 29, 2017


A very sad thing happened this month....my grandson Cole turned 12.  I am sad because my grandkids are growing up way too fast. Cole has always been a wild and crazy kid, full of life and so much fun to be around. I hope he will still enjoy hanging out with us when we come into town. He never fails to make us laugh and gives us plenty of material to remember once we come home to Florida. For this page I used this fun sketch:

I am entering it in the Scrap Our Stash October Sketch + Word Challenge
The word was LEAF and I used:
L -- Layers
E -- Enamel Dots
A -- American Crafts Pebbles papers
F -- Flames and a Frame

That is it for tonight...whew! I was a busy girl this weekend...scrapping AND blogging. But I will be back tomorrow to share another project. Thanks for stopping by tonight.


Hello Fantastic Beautiful Crazy Life

 My life for the past couple of years has gotten quite unpredictable and crazy. We have weathered 2 hurricanes in 11 months here in Florida and we are currently living with several tarps on our roof and fighting with our insurance company for enough money to make the needed repairs. I was diagnosed and beat breast cancer in 2016 and moved my 85 year old Dad to Florida from Colorado. He built a beautiful new home but due to health issues and several falls he only lived in it for less than 2 months. He has since transitioned to an awesome Assisted Living Facility.....but it has not been easy for him (or me). In the midst of all the changes in my family and my life I have to say I am still one lucky gal. I love my crazy life and wanted to document that on this page. I am getting more comfortable scrapping myself. I was inspired to use a large 8x10 photo by the Super Size Me Challenge in the Paper Issues Fall Crop on their Facebook page. I used the October Rewind sketch from Rochelle Spears:

As you can see, I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to accommodate my vertical photo and used a much larger photo than was shown in the sketch. I love the 5 strips of cardstock/patterned paper in the background of the sketch and followed that identically. I love taking an awesome sketch and making it my own while still staying true to the major design elements.

That is it for this post....I have been busy scrapping this weekend so I will be back soon with another project to share.


Ice Cream Is Always A Good Idea

I had so much fun with my granddaughters this past summer. One of the fun things we did was to go out for ice cream at the ice cream shop run by Oberweis Dairy. The ice cream there was soooo delicious! And of course Grandma spoiled the girls by ordering them servings of ice cream nearly as big as their head...lol. I used this fun sketch from Stuck? Sketches:

I have been scrapping all weekend so I will be back soon with another project to share. Thank you for stopping in.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Spooktacular card

Ok....I lied. I have one more Halloween card to share. I made this card just for the fun of it and then on a whim I sent it to my son. I know he will like it....he loves all things creepy.

I am entering this card in the Spooktacular Challenge at the Tuesday Throwdown challenge blog.

I am also entering it at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.

I think I will go soak a bit in a lavender scented bath and go right to bed. It was one of the roughest days I have had at work in awhile.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Peace Love Hope

I got inspired to create this card today at work. I sketched and wrote out the whole design and came some and knocked this out in no time at all. How does inspiration hit you? I used this great sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch:

That is it for tonight....I am going to watch a little hockey and hit the sheets.


Monday, October 23, 2017

It's All About The Candy

My Halloween card and projects are done and mailed out. Some of them have already been received. So this is my last project to share with you except for a couple of Halloween themed scrapbook pages that I am going to know out before the end of the month. I used one of the sketches from
Sketch-n-Scrap for this card for my grandson Cole:

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Photo Inspiration Challenge.
Here is the inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the Halloween theme and the candy corn. I also used all the colors on my card as well.

That is it for today. It was a good day. I had my one year screening for breast cancer which I beat one year ago. I am happy to say that I remain cancer free...yay! Life is Good. I will be back tomorrow to share a summer layout (and there might be ice cream)


Friday, October 20, 2017

Happy Haunting

I had a couple more Halloween cards to knock out this week so I could get the packages of goodies mailed off to the Midwest. Sadly, the package sent to my grandsons is probably the last Halloween package I will send them as they are getting older and have most likely outgrown the Halloween goodies. But I will still be making them for a few more years for the granddaughters. I used this sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap and am entering it in their Sketch Challenge.

I am also entering it in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. You can tell I was inspired by that adorable Frankenstein monster in the photo.

Finally, I am also entering this card in the Blueprints Right This Way Challenge from My Favorite Things. I used blueprint #13 and several pointed directional elements....the arrow die and 2 tags dies. That adorable image and sentiment is also from My Favorite Things.

That is it for tonight. I have an extremely busy weekend ahead of me so I am thinking of turning in early tonight....yup on a Friday night. What an exciting life I lead!!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Teenage Zombie

This picture is a couple of years old but for some odd reason, I had never scrapped it. I love Halloween photos and fall scrapping and the photos I get are few. Plus we do not have fall here in Florida so I love the occasional Halloween/fall/ Thanksgiving pages that I get to do.

For this picture I used this fun sketch from Sketches in Thyme and am entering it in their
sketch challenge. Their sketches really ROCK this month. I just might use all of them if I get a chance.

That is it for tonight. I am going to relax on the couch and watch some hockey and then hit the sheets. Thank you for stopping in my blog.


Pumpkin Pickers

I love scrapping fall/Halloween pictures. Unfortunately, I never get too many of them. I love this one from last year of my son and grandson and saved it to scrap this year. I used this awesome sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

I am entering this page in the sketch challenges at Sketches in Thyme as well as the
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at Scrap Our Stash:

I went diagonally from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. I used the color orange, a pumpkin (brad) and I die cut a piece of thin cork with my SMILE circle die.

Gotta go to work...thanks for dropping in.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun

I just love these ghosts from CAS-ual Fridays stamps. I used the sketch also from CAS-ual Fridays for this card and I am entering it in their sketch challenge.

I will be sending this card along with a bag of goodies to my granddaughter this week. I love putting together fun packages for the grandkids. The girls especially really look forward to receiving goodies from me. The boys are a little older so they just get cash....lol.

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I enjoyed mine...I just wish it was a couple of days longer.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017


My great niece is going to be 11 in early November and since I was making cards all weekend, I decided to make one for her also. I used this special World Card Making Day sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap and I am entering it in their sketch challenge.

I used all Jillibean Soup products on this card and followed their color challenge:

I used all 5 colors and am entering it in their Color Challenge from World Card Making Day.

That's about it for tonight. I think I will watch a little hockey and go to bed early tonight. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Did Someone Say Cake?!

This birthday themed stamp set from Your Next Stamp is one of my newest stamp sets and all the images and sentiments just make me smile! I used their current sketch to create this card:

I am entering their sketch challenge which you can see all the details HERE. There is still time to enter. If I get I chance I want to try my hand at the color challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping in to check out my card.


World Card Making Day #8

I the used awesome sketch by Kristine Davidson for the Jillibean Soup World Card Making Day Sketch Challenge for this card for my husband. I just love Kristine's sketches and I have really enjoyed creating with her card sketches. I am so excited because I was able to play with all three of her awesome sketches. In fact, one of them I was able to use twice on two different cards. Kristine's sketches really inspire me.

I am also linking this to the Simon Says Stamp's World Card Making Day link-up

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day #7

This will be the last card I am sharing today that I made for World Card Making Day. I have several more to share but tomorrow is another day. My Favorite Things had 4 awesome challenges to celebrate WCMD and this one was my favorite....use only die cuts, NO stamping. I just bought this Die-namics set in August when I visited the MFT store in Eustis, Florida which is about 90 minutes from my house. I love coffee, lattes and even hot chocolate so when I saw it, I knew it had to come home with me.

I am entering this card in the MFT World Card Making Day Die-namics Challenge
I am linking this card up to the Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day link-up

Well that is it for me tonight. I will be back tomorrow with more cards to share.


World Card Making Day #6

My goal for World Card Making Day was to get all of my Halloween cards made and in the end I only made this one. But I have plans to work on cards this week so they will get made. This card is for the World Cardmaking Day By The Numbers Challenge at My Favorite Things. I used the MFT sketch from this week and am entering it in their Sketch Challenge #353 also.

Finally, I am also linking it up to the Simon Say Stamp World Card Making Day link-up.

Thank you for stopping by my blog....I had a great weekend although it seemed much too short. How was yours?


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