Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Great Impressions

Hello.  I hope every one is enjoying their New Year's Eves.  Any big plans?  My husband and I just relax here at the house.  No big plans.

I thought I would just play with some of my older stamps.  The first ones that came to mind was my Great Impressions' stamps.  I haven't used them in a while, but I have some great one.

This little snowman is so cute.  I added glitter to the snowdrops.  The ribbon is glittery.  It was too stiff for a bow so I added two die cut snowflakes with a gem in the middle.

I am using the card in the following challenges:
   Digi Sketch - Winter Snowflake
   Love To Create - Icy Winter Days
   Crafty Creations - Build a Snowman
   Sweet 7 - Winter
   Sketch Saturday - Sketch #341

Have a great New Year's.  Chat with all of you soon.

Imagine That

Hello.  I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year's Eve.

I have had this card on my desk for a couple of days now.  So I really wasn't making it at the last minute.   The image is from Imagine That by Kris.  It was the progressive stamp set for the month of December.  It is a great image to work with, but then most of Kris' images are. 

The little holly button at the top corner is going to make mailing the card a little bulky but I think it should be ok to mail.

I am going to use this card in the following challenges:
   Imagine That - Progressive Challenge
   Jelly Park Friday - Ribbon and/or Bows
   Though the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
   Wags N Whiskers - Christmas
   Sugar Pea Designs - Sketch #17
   Dream Valley - Christmas

I hope you have a great day.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Years

Hello.  I had meant to get online before this, but I just didn't make it. 

This is the only New Year's card that I have made this year.  I have one more I want to make.  Maybe two.  The file is from Silhouette Online.  It was suppose to have the countdown numbers on the side but I added the glittery ribbon instead.  The ball does slide up and down.  It was also suppose to be a 5X7 card and I resized it to make it an A2 card.

I am going to use it in the following challenges:
   Brown Sugar - New Years
   Silhouette Challenges - Anything Goes
   Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
   Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
   Wednesday's Inspiration - Christmas/New Years

Have a great afternoon.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Favorite Christmas Card

Hello again.  Me again.  In cleaning off my desk, I found a card that I forgot to post.    I made this card right before Christmas and I never had time to post it. 

I don't know why but I love this image.  It is by Delicious Doodles.  I kept this one simple, but there is just so much you could do with the card.  I think the next time, I use it, I will cut out the tree and 3D it. Maybe I like it because it is so simple but yet full. 

Instead of glitter, I used Liquid Pearls at the bottom of the tree branches.

I am going to use this card in the following challenges:
   As You Like It - Favorite Christmas Image & why
   Repeat Impressions - Think Snow
   Ave 613 Create - Anything Goes
   Cupcake Inspiration - Winter Wonderland
   Di's Digital - Winter Holiday
   Pile It On - Christmas
   Scribble N Scraps - Anything Goes
   Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Have a great night.



Hello   I am trying to get organized again.  That means, it is time to look at some challenges.  I have alot of unfinished projects on my craft table but I will just work on  them a little at a time.  There are still some Christmas challenges open, so I thought I would work on them first.

This is the From the Heart progressive image of the month.  I think I will use it again next year on a different card.  Or even some gift tags.

I am going to use it  in the following challenges:
   From The Heart - Mthly Progressive
   From The Heart - Sketch #91
   Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
   Crafty Hazelnut's - Anything Goes
   Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
   Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas
   Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes

I will be back after dinner with a few more cards.  Chat with you soon.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Cut It Up

Good Afternoon.  I hope everyone that celebrates is having a great day after Christmas.  The last two weeks has been busy busy busy.  As expected Christmas got here before I was ready.  But it was a great holiday.  My son was home from college a few days before and we all were able to just relax and enjoy the time together.

I haven't made too many post.  I just didn't have the time.  I do have a Christmas card to show you and some gift tags.  Hopefully this weekend, I will dig out and get the items posted for you.

With all of the holiday time, I forgot to post my Cut It Up post this morning.    I got a remainder and still was so busy that I forgot to do it. 

The challenge for the next two weeks is New Beginnings (Babies).  You must have a die cut on your project.  I used one of my Silhouette cutting files.  I decided to use pink.  I have made a lot of little boys cards lately and I thought I could put this one up in case I needed it.

The sponsor this time is a $5 gift voucher from Digital Delights.

I hope to see all of you over at Cut It Up with a baby project.  Good luck.

Have a great evening and weekend.

I am not ready to put away my Christmas things yet.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

One More

One more....And then I am heading to bed.  Hopefully I will see you tomorrow.

Do you have some challenges that you just hate to miss?  I do.  Die Cuttin' Divas is one of those.  I do miss it from time to time, but I think to make it.

I have had this Sweet N Sassy stamp on my table for a couple of weeks.  I thought the bear would work with the oval. 

I am going to use the card in the following challenges:
   Die Cuttin' Divas - Sketch
   Simon Says Monday - Holiday Cards
   CASology - Old  (an older stamp set)
   Crafty Creations - Embossing 
   Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Embossing
   Penny's Challenges - Favorite Color (Red)
   Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Heading to bed.  Have a good one.

Christmas Tags

Hello.  It is hard to believe I haven't made anything in a week.  Hopefully I will have more time this week.  One of my projects, for this week, is wrapping presents.  So I decided to make some tags tonight.

I saw a similar one of these on the internet somewhere but I don't know where.  I just made the tag from memory.  I know the original had a snowman on it, but I didn't have a border that had a snowman so I have a house and a tree.  I also added the snowflake. I put the to and from on the back.

I am going to use it in the following challenges:
   Craft Your Passion - Presents
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
   Through The Craftroom Door -  Anything Goes
   Tuesday Throwdown - Bling
   Simon Says Wednesday - Christmas/Holiday
   Brown Sugar - Winter
   Dream Valley - True Blue

Have a great night.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Peppermint Candy

Hello again.  This is the last one for tonight.  I have combined the last two challenges into one. 

I think there are several shaped cards on Imagine That by Kris.  The jar is just perfect for making a shaped card and it is so easy using my Silhouette Cameo. 

I cut out two of these and I wasn't thinking when I did it.  I made the card white.  So I took my inkpad and sponged around the edges to make the card look red.  On the second one, I am going to use green.  I thought about using my copic markers but I knew the color would bleed through to the inside of the card and I didn't want that.

I added some of my melted perler beads for the berries on the holly.  And added a peppermint candy to the inside of the  card.

I am using the card in the following challenges:
   Imagine That by Kris - Progressive Challenge
   Die Cuttin' Divas - Shaped Cards
   CASology - Eat
And this is it for tonight.  See you tomorrow.

From The Heart

Hello again.  I told you I had some challenges to work on.  I have two more after this one.  I don't know if I will get them both done.

This one is for From the Heart.  The sketch challenge was an easy one and I love the image of the month. I left her dress white since she is dressed like an angel.  Since I made the dress stash red, I made the ornaments green.  The perfect combo to make the card all Christmasy.

I am going to use this card in the following challenges:
   From the Heart - Sketch #88
   From The Heart - Progressive Challenge
   City Crafters - Technique (Lots of layers)
   Repeat Impressions - DCC1119 

Off to finish these.  Back later hopefully.

Winter Snowman

Hello.  I am really getting into the Christmas/Winter spirit.  It is cold here and I can't wait to get my Christmas tree up tomorrow.

I wanted to play with the Meljen's Design's facebook challenge.  I haven't had time to make a card for the challenge in a long time.  This weekend, it is the adorable little snowman.  It was quick to color and once I had the card put together, I added gems to the doodle area.

I am going to use the card in the following challenges:
    Craft Your Passion - Baby, It's Cold Outside
    Meljen's Facebook Challenge
   Crafty Sentiments - Die Cuts (snowflake)
   Clear It Out - Winter Wishes/Snowflake
   Fab N Funky - Die Cuts (snowflake)
   PaperTake Weekly - Your Pick
   Digi Sketch Challenges - Die Cuts & Punches
   Cuttlebug Mania - Snowflake + Sentiment
   Paper Creators Crafts - Christmas

Off to finish the rest of these.  Be back later.

Sunday after Thanksgiving

Hello.  I was planning on this being my relaxing day.  It hasn't worked out that way, but hopefully this evening, I will have some time.

I wanted to work on a few challenges today, so this is my first card of several hopefully.   The little reindeer badge is my Squigglefly.  I cut to out with my Silhouette so I could add an layer.  Next time, I made cut an extra nose.

I was going to emboss the bottom corner but I decided to leave it as it was to keep it simple and clean.

I am going to use this card in the following challenges:
   Crazy Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes
   Eureka's - Non Traditional Holiday Cards
   Love To Create - Color Inspired
   Seems A Little Sketch - Sketch
   Squigglefly - Deer
   Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
   Wednesday's Inspirational -  Season's Greetings
   Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes

And lastly As You Like It - Traditional & Why (I just love the traditional colors and even though this is a non-traditional color card, it still looks like a traditional card)

Have a great evening.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Countdown Tags

Hello and Happy Black Friday to every one living in the USA.  What shopping I did, I did online.  So much easier.  You don't have to fight the crowds.  I did get some Christmas shopping done.  I just need to get my tree up.  Maybe tomorrow.

These are the tags for my countdown gifts.  They are so cute but man, does it take a while to make them all  I am hoping to be back later with the day two gift.

I am going to use these tags in the following challenges:
   Glitter N Sparkle - Tags
   Creative Cutting - Anything But a Card
   Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
   Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
   Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
   Brown Sugar Challenges - Anything Goes
   Scribble N Scrap - Anything Goes

Have a great night and weekend.

Cut It Up

Good morning.  I am late late late.  And to make matter worst, I made my card wrong.  So I have remade my card and I am posting it.  It is late but at least it is right.

It is time for another challenge at Cut It Up.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.  The theme is non-traditional Christmas cards, no red or green and no standard cards (square or rectangle).  The sponsor this time is Cute As A Button.  She will be offering a $20 gift certificate.

I made my card off-white and gold.  I have never used burlap on my cards so I thought I would add some.  I cut the snowflake with my Silhouette Cameo and then ran it through my Xerox and added the gold glitter.

I hope you go over and enter the challenge at Cut It Up.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Hello and Happy Thanksgiving Eve.  I have been busy doing all of my Thanksgiving Day prep.  Tomorrow will be a busy day.  I hope all of you in the US, have a great day full of family and friends.

I decided to make one more Thanksgiving card.  I had this image from Meljen's Design on my table and this is what I used.  I used the sketch from Your Next Stamp and added some gems to the corners.

I am using the card in the following challenges:
   Delightful Challenges - Bling
   Your Next Stamp - Sketch
   Meljen's Designs - Thanks
   Dream Valley - Anything Goes
   Treasured Times - Anything Goes
   613 Ave Create - Anything Goes
   Marker Pop - Thanksgiving

Have a great night.

Monday, November 24, 2014


Hello.  Another late night.  I am not working tomorrow so I can play a little later tonight.

My sister has been wanting to make this pilgrim hat rocker card so that is what we worked on tonight.  It cut out really quickly and then went together even quicker.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Simon Says Wednesday - Thanksgiving
   Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
   Brown Sugar Challenges -  2 or More Colors
   Little Tangles - Give Thanks
   Craft Spot by Kimberly - Fall / Thanksgiving

Have a great night.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Countdown to Christmas - Day 1

Hello.  This is going to be a quick post because I am running late and I have to work today.  This is my first countdown to Christmas present.  (I will explain later).

When I saw this little elephant, I knew I had to make something of him.  He makes the perfect little tag to go on my candy bag.

I am going to use him in the following challenges:
   Craftin Desert Divas - Tags
   My Craft Spot - 3D Christmas
   Love To Create - Christmas
   Fan-tastic Tuesday - Masculine
   Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
   Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
   Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas Tags

Have a great day.

Ok, I am home from work, so I will explain the countdown to Christmas gifts.  Every year, I make small gifts for my husband and son.  They get one every day as a countdown to Christmas.  It isn't any thing major just things I have made.  It doesn't even have to be candy.  Here is the tag with the candy.

Once again, have a great evening...

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Hello.  I can't believe it is the end of November and Thanksgiving is next week.  I am so not ready.  I had meant to spend today getting some things done but it didn't work that  way.

I finally sat down tonight and made a card.  When my sister sees this, she is going to be mad because I made it without her.  But I have only ever used my sketch pens once and I wanted to make something with them, before we got together.  It is hard to tell someone how to do something if you don't know yourself.  I am going to pick another project tomorrow and put the stitch lines on it so I can get some more practice.

I got the image from Silhouette Online.  I thought it would make a great card so I just had to make.

I am going to use it in the following challenges:
    2 Cute Ink Challenges - Color Inspiration
   Artistic Inpiration - Anything Goes
   Craft Your Passion - Pumpkins or Turkeys
   Die-Cutting Divas - Thanksgiving
   Digi Sketch Challenges -  Food or Sketch
   Clear It Out - Anything Goes
   PINspirational - Fall /Thanksgiving
   A Gem of a Challenge - Kraft and one more color

Off to watch a movie.  Have a great night.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cut It Up

Hello and good Friday morning.

It is time for a new challenge over at Cut It Up.  The challenge this time is 'Let's Talk Turkey'.  I love Thanksgiving and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

The challenge is sponsored by Craftin' Desert Divas.  So please go over and enter a project.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Meljen's Thomas Turkey

Hello again.  As I mentioned before, I liked this sketch from Saturday Sketch.  I decided to use it one more time.

I thought a small Thomas Turkey from Meljen's Designs would work really well.  I used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette. Once again, I used glitter paper instead of a ribbon.  The sentiment is from Craftin Desert Divas

I am using this card in the following challenges:
   Brown Sugar Challenges - Thanksgiving
   Meljen's Designs - Autumn Colors
   Peachy Keen - Thankful
   Wags N Whiskers - Let's Be Thankful
   Glitter N Sparkle - Autumn Colors
   Creative Cutting - Thanksgiving

Have a great night.


Rubber Ducky

Hello.  My internet once again working great.  It is so nice.

I work in the kitchen at our local school.  We cook breakfast and lunch for K-12, so there is a lot of dishes to wash.  One of the girls is always saying that our sinks are big enough to take a bath in and that she really needs a rubber ducky floating it them.  Her birthday is coming up so I thought I would put a rubber ducky on her birthday card.

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday.  But I changed it a little bit.  I used glitter paper instead of a ribbon and I made the ducky my side embellishment.  I added the sentiment at the bottom of the smallest layer.  The ducky is from Silhouette Online.

I like this sketch.  I might use it again.

I am going to use it in the following challenges:
   ABC Challenges - W is for Water
   Digital Delights - Patterns
   Paper Take Weekly - 2 or 4 Legs
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
   Sketch Saturday - Sketch #335

Hopefully, I will be back later, but just in case, have a great night.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Last One

I changed the photo with a corrected snowflake on 11/12/14.

Last one for tonight.  Wow, I have gotten several cards done today.  But it is time to quit.  My internet is acting up again and I really need a new cutting blade.  I have one coming in tomorrow.  I hope it will be here when I get off work.

I wasn't going to do Craft Spot by Kimberly's Metal challenge, but my sister talked me into it.  I have two metal snowmen left so I decided to use them on this easel card.  The snowflake isn't cut as well as I would like it, so I am going to cut another one tomorrow with my new blade.  I will change the picture tomorrow.

I am going to use this card in the following challenges:
   Wednesday's Inspiration - Easel Card
   Craft Spot - Metal
   Paper Creators Crafts - Anything Goes
   Scribble & Scraps - Anything Goes
   Craty Calendar Challenges - Christmas
   Jellyparik Friday - Christmas

Have a great night.  See you tomorrow after work.