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Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Aloha and E Komo Mai!

It's time for another great sketch at Frosted Designs to get your mojo working!  Ann Bacon came up with another wonderful sketch for us to work with.

We also were generously given a choice of great images to work with by this weeks sponsor, StitchyBear Digital Stamps.  Thanx so much!  I chose this cutie and it is called "Splash".

I had to "fudge just a smidgin on this one as my image was a bit to tall to use on a square, I hope I'm forgiven!  When I put it on a square, it was just too small, so onward to plan B and I used a rectangle.  I colored it with my Copics, used my Cricut to cut out the tiny rain boots and umbrellas.  The flowers are made from the background paper and were done with paper punches, and there is a bit of lace too.

I hope you can join us for this fun challenge,  Take some time out and craft a card using this FAB sketch!  Can't wait to see your take on this one!

Monday, May 21, 2012


The start of another week, yeah for Monday!  It's too hot to go out today so I am inside doing my favorite thing, crafting!  I did this card for my super Uncle who is still battling on with his cancer and health issues.  He has really amazed us all doing as well as he is, Thank God!  I thought he would get a smile from this one.

I cut out the image and raised it with pop dots.  It was colored with my Copics.  I added the cute sunglasses that I had in my goodie stash.  The sentiment was computer generated.

It's in the mail today and I hope he enjoys it, he is a FAB man!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Aloha all!  I'm Joanne and it's my turn to do a tutorial for Frosted Designs.

If you are anything like me, I am always looking for ways to save money on my crafting supplies!  Here is an easy one that you can do.  Instead of buying the plastic "bubble" pieces for making shaker cards, use the little plastic containers that brads, buttons, beads and such come in.
A few simple supplies you will need:
Small plastic pieces from brad container or such
Card stock
Two sided tape
Goodies for inside the shaker

1. Cut plastic piece apart (if it is more than one unit like the one in pic),  leaving small edges on each side 

2. Cut main card piece (A), Cut backing (B) that will cover back of front card stock (C), Cut front card stock and the holes the size of your plastic shaker piece (C)

 3. Apply two sided tape to back of card stock (C) around open cut areas to secure your plastic shaker piece

4. Insert the plastic shakers and push down on them to secure to tape

5. Apply two sided tape on top of all edges of shaker pieces

6.  Fill shaker pieces with beads, glitter or your choice of goodie.

7.  Apply two sided tape around all edges of backing piece (B)

8.  Attach backing (B) to card stock (C) to cover the shaker pieces.

9. Decorate your card as you like

VOILA!  You have an ez-peezee shaker card!  Enjoy!

Saturday, May 19, 2012


UH-OH!!!  Shame on me, I forgot to link up my DT card for yesterdays challenge at CC&CC!!!!  Life got away from me, my apologies!!

This week our theme is "For The Boys" sponsored by the great Dearie Dolls and I used this image called "Boy With Frogs"  Love this one, it's so cute and I adore the frogs!  I kept the card simple as I wanted it  for a "guy" birthday card.  I colored it with my Copic's, used my Cuttlebug for the textured background paper, added the wide polka dot ribbon and the cute metal square letters.

 Now hop like a frog and get on over to CC&CC and join us for 
this fun challenge!

Friday, May 18, 2012


TGIF!  I bet you are happy for that, as the work week for many can seem very long!

Today's card is for my sweetie who is alone in Hawaii holding down the fort.  I really miss him and decided to do another card for him.  He loves getting mail!  The inside of this one says. "Owl Always Love You".  The owl was printed in brown ink then colored with a bit of Copics.  The circles were cut with my Cuttlebug.  A touch of ribbon and that was it!

Enjoy your weekend, I hope your weather is nice and the sun is shining!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

To all of my friends and followers I wish all of you a lovely Mother's Day!

This card is simple and clean, not a lot of fussy details.  I love the stamp, it reminds me of endless days by the sea when I was a child ~ and still as an adult.  There is something about the ocean that always soothes my soul.


Thursday, May 10, 2012


Do you have a fave TV show that you just can't wait to watch from week to week?  One of mine is "Revenge" at 9 pm every Wednesday evening.  Well, yesterday, it was Wed. and in the early evening a huge wind and rain storm hit Phoenix and knocked out our power ~ OH NO, it's almost 9 and I can't watch my program, AAAAAHHHHHH!  I was rescued by my SBC (sister by choice!), the sweet Betsy.  I grabbed a bottle of wine and headed over to her place and we watched it together ~ she loves it as much as I do!  So of course today I HAD to make her a special "thanx" card for the fun time we had! 

We had so much fun and enjoyed it so much that we decided we need to make it a weekly habit!  Love you girl!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Oh boy, oh boy!  I get to pick a free set of stamps for being a prize winner at Stampin Sisterhood in their Sunday Challenge!  I am the official "May Sunday Sister"!  THANX so much!  Check them out and come play along!

Monday, May 7, 2012


The start of another new week!  I started mine off with doing some cards for May Birthdays.  I have really enjoyed working with my flower punches and flower pieces cut with my Cricut.  I put some of them to use on this card.

The background paper was embossed with a folder in my Cuttlebug, and the lacy frame is a brand new one I ordered and just received, I love it.  It's called "Oval Decorative Daisy" and is by Die-namics.

Hope that summer is headed your way and you can get out and enjoy 
some real flowers!  Have a great week!

Friday, May 4, 2012


Happy FRIDAY all!  

First off I want to say MAHALO for the FAB group of entries we had this past challenge!  We are so happy to have you join us, and to see lots of you who come every challenge!  You must be spreading the word because we have visitors from all over the globe, SUPER!!!

If you are ready for some relaxing time crafting over the weekend, here is a great challenge for you.  Over at Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges we have a fun theme for you, this great sketch:

I REALLY enjoyed this layout, I know I'll be using it again real soon!  

Our super sponsor this week is one of my absolute favorites, Bugaboo Stamps!  Their images never disappoint!  And so many great images to choose from.  I chose this adorable little gal called "Girl Flower Sitter".  (The wall she is sitting on is another stamp I have, and I decided to sit her on it to give it a bit more balance.)  She is colored with my Copic's, and I added the layers with a bit of solid background paper to give it some punch and zip!  The flowers were all done using paper punches, then I added pearls from my stash.  Also there are two layers of ribbon under the larger flowers.  All in all I was very pleased with this one.  I think it will be used for a Mother's Day card for my Aunt!

So grab a cuppa, relax and get your mojo working!  Have fun with this awesome sketch!