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Monday, October 29, 2012


First off I would like to let everyone who is in the area of hurricane Sandy know that I hope you keep safe!  Also I hope that you don't have too much damage.  You're in my prayers!

This card is a bit over the top, but fun!  It's for my stepson who has a birthday next week.  He has a real cute little chihuahua named Lexie that he just loves.  When I saw this image I decided it would be fun to do and bling up.  I used layers of bright paper, colored the image with my Copic's and then added LOTS of bling!  The sentiment is mounted on a die cut piece and it and the image are raised with pop dots.

See you all later, Happy Crafting!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Paper Playtime ~ Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner ~ Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges ~ Glitter and Bling
Pile It On ~ For the Birthday Boy

Sunday, October 28, 2012


E komo mai!  Such a lovely Sunday afternoon here, and it finds me busy on my Thanksgiving cards. I know I should be outside enjoying the fine weather, but I'm happy here doing what I'm doing!  Hey, if it works for you, enjoy the moment!

I recently discovered all the adorable images from Sassy Cheryl's Digis.  SO CUTE.  I love this little gal, Sassy Sally, and here she is with her pumpkin, too sweet!  I purchased this one and also one of her in a swing with Autumn leaves falling - that one will be coming in a future card!  I colored Sally with my Copic's, used a die cut to frame it, layered a couple papers, added the ribbon and flower.  This is the result.  Hope you enjoy it.

Sassy Sally is entered in the following challenges:

Fashionable Stamping Challenge ~ Halloween Colors
Great Impressions ~ Fall
Opes Gluei ~ Leaves or Halloween
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog ~ Fall/Halloween
Red Carpet Studio  ~ Pumpkin or Halloween
The Squirrel and the Fox ~ Use a Ribbon
CMC Copic Challenge ~ Orange
Wags n' Wiskers ~ Fall Colors
Pattie's Creations ~ Autumn Colors
Rouge Redhead Designs ~  Go Dotty
My Time To Craft ~ Halloween
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge ~ Pumpkin
2 Sisters Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes

Friday, October 26, 2012


TGIF everyone!  The weekend is here and the weather is cooling down, time to start playing golf again!  It's my next favorite thing to do next to card making.  Hope you get to enjoy something you love to do this weekend.

Today's card was a joy to make.  It's a birthday card for a cousin of my Pop's.  I was in a vintage mood, so that's what I decided to do.  The pic of the pretty lady is from an old postcard I found in an antique shop some time ago.  When I first saw her I thought she was so beautiful and loved the soft colors.  I used a lot of distress inks on the papers, lace and doily.  I also distressed the edges of one layer of the paper.  Next I added some pearls and the sheer flower.  All in all, I am very pleased with this card.  I don't do a lot of vintage, but when I do I sure enjoy it!

Entered in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle ~ A Day At The Races (Glamor)
Clearly Inspired Challenge ~ All Tied Up
Fussy and Fancy ~ Anything Goes
Hotshot Craft ~ Bling
Make My Monday ~ Feminine Romance 
The Pink Elephant ~ TPE172 Vintage of Shabby Chic
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ~ Pink, Pearls and Lace
Sugar Creek Hollow ~ Vintage

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Aloha everyone!  Time for another Halloween card.  What fun I had making them this year.  I did 34 cards to send to family and friends and have ended up with quite a variety!  This one is a fun image.  I colored her with my Copic's, added some die cut swirls from black glitter paper and added a purple ribbon flower with a rhinestone center.  I also put some silver Stickles on for a bit more sparkle!

The inside is plain but with a bit of silver Stickles around the word "RIDE":

Hope you are having as much fun as I did making your Halloween goodies!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Ah, the weekend, time for crafting and fun.  I did a bit of paper crafting and made this simple, cute hat for on my little pumpkin.  It's a sheet of black paper on which I used a flourish design stamped with Versamark.  Then it was heat embossed with a blend of embossing powders; gold, copper and clear, and I added the band and bow.  I made the face for the pumpkin so I didn't have to cut him and he would last longer.  He turned our pretty cute!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, October 19, 2012


Happy Friday all!  It's time for another challenge over at Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges.  This time our theme is to use STITCHING (real or faux) on your card  Our sponsor is My Heart Pieces and they kindly gave us a choice of images to use.  I chose this little pumpkin cutie called Celebrating The Autumn.  I used both real and faux stitching, coloring was done with Copics and I added the Happy Halloween ribbon.

Time for you to jump on over to Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges and join in on this fun challenge.  Be sure to check out the other fab creations by our talented DT.  See you there!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Halloween is on it's way!  I finally finished my cards to be sent to family and friends - 34 in all!  All holidays I send out this many, it sure keeps me busy!  

This card is for my favorite Aunt.  It's an easel card done with a digi from my favorite stamp company, Bugaboo.  She is called Brat Witch.  I cut the black glitter paper leaf flourishes from a die, added some glitter to the the black roses and put them on the flourishes, frame and her hat.  I colored the lace purple with my Copic pens and put it behind the oval background.  The frame behind the oval was die cut.  The image is colored with Copic's, cut out and set on a pumpkin.  It is all raised with pop dots.

Now I better get busy on my Thanksgiving cards!

Entered in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody ~ Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge ~ Treacherous Treats
Scrappers Delight ~ Halloween
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ~ BOO-tacular!
The Craft Place ~ Halloween
2 Sisters ~ Anything Goes
Allsort Challenge Blog ~ Too Cute To Spook
Crafty Calendar ~ All Things Spooky
My Sheri Crafts ~ Halloween
So Artful Challenges ~ Harvest Moon Challenge
Sugar Creek Hollow ~ Show Some Sparkle
Dream Valley Challenges ~ Halloween

Friday, October 12, 2012


Quick update on my Pop ~ He is home and doing much better.  We are keeping a close eye on him and making sure he is comfy and has all he needs.  It's been a very busy past 3 days with Dr. appts. and lab trips.  Thankfully the weather has cooled down and is lovely.  It makes it so much easier to run errands and be outside.

I received a commission for a special anniversary card.  One of my friends has seen some of the cards I've done with hand made paper flowers and really liked them.  She asked me to do an anniversary card with some of them for friends.  This is what I came up with.  It was inspired by the great Kitty, the queen of hand made paper flowers.  I cut the flowers with punches and some also on my Cricut.  The swirl leaves were cut on my Cricut also.  I raised the top layer with pop dots for a bit of depth.

Have a good Friday and a super weekend!

Saturday, October 6, 2012


ALOHA!  I hope you celebrate the joy of crafting your own cards today by making a beautiful card!

Here is the one I have done.

Have a GREAT day!

Entered in the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin ~ Through The Window
Sentimental Sundays ~ Anything Goes 
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Flowers Galore 
Totally Gorgeous ~ Anything Goes
Polka Doodles ~ Wings And Things
Divas By Design ~ Use Texture

Friday, October 5, 2012


It's that time again!  A new challenge at CC&CC!  This time our challenge is a color combo.  Here are the lovely colors ~ brown, teal and lime green:

I made paper hydrangea flowers and laid them an leaves and swirls that are die cuts done with my Cuttlebug.  The bottom edge was done with a Martha Stewart border punch.  Then I added the sentiment and a few brown glitter embellies.

I hope you come join us for a fun challenge, see you there!