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Monday, September 30, 2013

Brand New & DIFFERENT Kind of Challenge Blog!!!

 Oooooooo, What Is This!?!

Ok ladies (and gents!), listen up!!!  Are you ready for some fun and a REAL challenge?!?  Well have I got some news for you!  I am on the DT for a great new challenge blog called Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge!  It is a one of a kind challenge that will run for a month, starting on the first of every month. You can make all sorts of creations!.  It will be focusing on a particular theme for each challenge, and designed to showcase YOU as a designer and to make you think!  Our Design Team is a VERY talented group of ladies!  You HAVE to check out their blogs and see for yourself how amazing they are!  They are listed on my side bar under the logo for DDCC!

Our first challenge was just that for me!  I put quite a bit of thought into what I wanted to do.  Our first theme is:

Anything Goes About Me - The Designer Behind the Project

You must answer these questions and put those answers into your project!  It can be anything you want to create as long as it answers the questions:

1) Where do you live?
2) What do you love most about where you live?
3) Who do you share this special place with?
4) What is your favorite season there & why?
5) What is your most loved thing to do or place to visit & why?

There will be a prize of $20 cash to spend on any craft store of your choice
(Australian Dollars via PayPal!!!)

Since I am so comfortable with my paper carfts, I decided to do a scrapbook page.  It was still quite challenge for me to work all of my answers into my project.  I haven't done that many of them!  So here it is!

I live in the stated of Arizona in the USA, and love the northern part of the state, especially in winter!  I share it with my sweetie of 27 years, Paul.  Our favorite place is Pinetop in the snow.  I think if you read my journaling piece and look at the pics, you'll understand!


So come on, stretch your creative wings, put on your thinking cap, get your mojo working ~ you get the idea!  Please join us in celebrating YOU!  Be inspired by the FANTASTIC projects of our DT!!  It doesn't matter if you are an experienced crafter or just started yesterday, join the fun!  See you over at  DDCC and Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Chocolate, Coffe & Cards Challenge #49 ~ FLOWERS

I think the current theme for our Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge is one that everyone will enjoy.  I mean, who doesn't like flowers?!  We are being sponsored by Delicious Doodles, and they gave us some super images to use.  The one I am using is called "Floral Watering Can"  I really liked the watering can and the bouquet in it is so pretty.  I used a new set of dies to make the frame pieces around the image, and colored it with my Copics.

Please come join us at CC&CC for a fun challenge and a chance to win a great prize from Delicious Doodles!

Happy Card Making!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Time To Cruise!

This is another card for a man.  It's for a very dear friend who lives in Colorado now.  We met through playing golf when we both lived on the Big Island in Hawaii.  He is a super guy, just like a brother.  He is very into motor cycles, and has a great Harley (see the bottom picture he took of me on his bike!).  Anyhow, it is his birthday and I wanted to use a moto on his card.  I found this image on line and loved it.  It was printed from my computer and then I added a bit of shading.  I used a die cut shape for the image and to print my sentiment on. Then I did a bit of inking on the edges, used some nice paper to show it off, and I was very satisfied with the results!

Here's a pic of me on his bike before we went off on a great ride!

Enjoy your Sunday, and happy crafting!

Entered in the following challenge:

The Male Room ~ Sports and Hobbies
Whimsy Stamps Challenges ~ Masculine
Digitally "Sweet" Challenges - Anything Goes 
Jo's Scrap Shack ~ Anything Goes

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Happy Wednesday!  I am home from Oregon and back into the wretched heat of Phoenix - HATE IT!  I miss the cool weather so much!  Hopefully it will be cooling down here soon.  My daughter continues to have some unsolved medical issues, but we are still hoping that they will be resolved, or at least get to a point that she can live more easily with the issues.  But one bit of good news, she was cleared by her OBGYN that is is ok for them to try to get pregnant!  I am happy for them, but worry about her health and that of an unborn child.  The Dr. is ready to keep a very close eye on her and she trusts him completely.  I pray that they will be able to conceive and are blessed with a healthy little one.  I would love to be a Grandma!

OK, down to the business of card making!  I have not been able to create anything new for over a month!!!  I am so happy to be among all my supplies again!  This card is one I did before I left on my trip.  It is for a nephew of mine.  He is a teenager, and I have a bit of a hard time making cards for that age.  The images & sentiments I used on this I won in a card challenge.  I really had fun working with them!  I think that they fit pretty well for a teen birthday, what do you think?

Thanx so much for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week!

Entered in the following challenges:

Basic Grey Challenges ~ Anything Goes
Ooh La La ~ Magnificent Men
4 Krafty Girlz ~ Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps ~ Masculine

Friday, September 13, 2013

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges #48

Time for another challenge at CC&CC!  And this time I am sure that it will make a lot of you happy as it is the easiest of ALL challenges ~ Anything Goes!  So no excuses for not playing along, you can enter whatever you have made as long as it is a CARD

Our super sponsor is DRS Designs. They are offering a $10 gift certificate for our lucky randomly chosen winner.  So join in the fun and have a chance for this fab prize!

The image I used from DRS is called "Purr"fectly Comfortable Kitty.  I fell in love with her the instant I saw her!  She is sooooo adorable!  I used a new die cut file, colored her with my Copics, put a few tiny purple rhinestone sparkles around the oval frame and added the ribbon bow.

I sure hope you hop on over to CC&CC and enter this easy, fun challenge.  Be sure to look at the other great images our fab design team used for their lovely cards.  Good Luck on being our next winner!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A.R.T. Challenge #12 ~ Baby Girl

Babies!  We all adore them.  This challenge at A.R.T. we are showcasing "Baby Girl" creations for our challenge.  I had so many ideas, but finally settled on this card.  I used a paper piecing pattern from Silhouette called "Mary Jane Shoes".  I really thought it was adorable.  Then I was lucky enough to find paper with the same type little shoes on it!  It was a fun project.

So if you want to do something for a baby girl, A.R.T. is the place to be!  Drop by and enter your creation.  And while you are there, be sure to check out our DT's lovely cards.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

My Scrap Chick Design Call!!!

WOW!  Excitement is in the air!  My absolute FAVE place for paper piecing patterns is having a DESIGN CALL!!!  I LOVE their pattern and use them so often.  So here are a few projects that I made using their patterns!

Keep your fingers crossed for me, I know the competition will be fierce.  But you never know unless you GO for it.