Monday, December 30, 2013

Sunsational Stamps

Just found out that Lisa sells paper piecings, digital stamps and now CLEAR stamps too!  Be sure to come over and check out her store.

Sharing my card using this image, that you can find here:

New Years Calendar

My Friend Holley made fantastic calendars this year, and it made me want to make one of my own.  I just love how it turned out.  Sherri Baldy makes the cutest images.  These are 4 of her
older images, but I just love them.

Supplies Used:

Heavy Chipboard
My Besties digi stamps from
Black cardstock
Black/white patterned paper
white paper
Free 2014 calendar from
clear adhesive

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Belive tag accordian

Today's project is a gift that I plan on giving my mom.  She has given me things in the past with the
word Believe, so this is a little acknowledgement and appreciation to her.

These are tags all held together with a long strip of paper in the back, they fold up accordian style.  I really like how it turned out. The letters are cut with my silhouette, the letter files are free from Krewella kreations.

Easy project, lots of fun.  I would like to enter this project over at Scrapbook Blessings Club and at scrapping Everyday miracles.  You can find their blog at:   and

Enter your card here:

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Another canvas

I made another canvas.  This one is for my Bestie, Sherri Baldy.  She created the adorable image on this canvas.   I hope she likes it.  The image is named Sweet mary lou and can be found in both digital and clear stamps at Sherri's etsy store here:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mixed media

Here is something I never thought I would make, a mixed media project.  The challenge was in scrapbook friends and more on Facebook.

Challenge:  Mixed Media-  Use 5 techniques (they had a huge list) and materials too.

Too many things to list on what I used for this project.  :)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop


I am so happy to be a guest designer for Honeybearz Designs 12 days of Christmas Blog Hop.  I hope you have the time to do the hop, as their are some amazing projects on this hop.  You'll find the links below to each of the blogs.

For my project I used a 12 x 12 sheet of paper to make a mini album.  This was so easy and so much fun that I couldn't stop at just one, I made a bunch of them.  :)  I still need to decorate the inside for each family member that I plan on giving them too.

If you would like to see the tutorial that I used you can find it at Teresa Collin's page here:

For my second project I made a waterfall card for  Scrapbook friends facebook group.

1. Lisa Pontious ~ (start here)
6. Miranda -
8. Scrappin Toxic Midge-

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New challenges

I am involved in a group that is bringing us out of our comfort zones.  I am including today's project.

Make a wreath only from the items found in your yard.   This was completely new to me, I've never made a wreath before, so I am very pleased with how this turned out.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

speed crafting at Scrapbook Blessings

What a fun challenge at Scrapbook Blessings facebook group.  You have to see if you could make a card in less than 10 minutes.

Here is what I came up with all from a Stampin up set...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

sunburst card

Come join the challenge over at Scrapbook Blessings Club.  This is my second card for the challenge.  Would love to see you come play along.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Mosaic Challenge- Good Grief!

I am in a Scrapbook group on Facebook that recently had this Mosaic Challenge.  I had to find a photo online, then make a mosaic of it.
I chose this Charlie Brown character to recreate. The first time I took a photo, I forgot to put his ears on as you can see.  It drove me a little batty so I added the ears and took another photo  :)

"Good Grief" is what I was thinking before during, and after this project!  But all in all it was a lot of fun and took me back to my elementary years at school.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sunburst challenge and Thankful Challenge

The Scrapbook Blessings club has another fun challenge with tutorial up on their blog and facebook group.  Come join the challenge with me!  

I used black card stock, black ribbon, yellow gems, printed paper by DCWV- The Mariposa matstack.

I liked this so much, that just for fun I decided to make a digital layout of one of my sons and my husband for the Scrapping Everyday miracles blog challenge.   I used my card photo above to make a hybrid sort of layout.
We went for a walk last week, and I took a few photos of them.  I wish my other son would have gone with us.
Come join us at Scrapping Everyday miracles and enter your thankful project.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Lil Lovelies

Brand new line of stamps from Sherri Baldy called Lil Lovelies.  What a cute name for these fun stamps.

I made an accordion card with 2 of the new images.  I used img111 and Lil Lovelies heart and Roses.  You can find these available today at

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Autumn card

This might be one of the busiest cards, I have ever created.  There is a lot going on here.  I'm not sure what I think of it yet. 
The squirrel was given to me in a group by another crafter.   Thanks for taking a peak.

Autumn Layout

My confession.. This was a couple falls ago, and I am just now getting around to scrapping it.
Another confession, by the looks of these photos it may have been more than just a couple falls ago. LOL
Oh, one more confession, we had to use our neighbors leaves.  Why?  Well, we have dogs and where there are dogs..  well, lets just say we weren't taking any chances of landing in any poo!  LOL

Monday, October 28, 2013

my youngest son

It's been awhile since I have made a layout.  I found this beautiful photo of my youngest son Alex
and was inspired to scrapbook it.  My friend Christina took the photo of him while she visited us
from Texas. The layout is a sketch from Bev Code.

Alex is 20 years old, hard for me to believe.  Seems not that long ago, he was gabbing my ear off as a 5 year old.  

I love that Smile!  

Monday, October 21, 2013

Twisted easel card

Twisted easel challenge over at Scrapbook Blessings Club.  Come play along, they have a fabulous tutorial, and you won't believe how easy it is.
My card uses plain kraft paper, and a dearie doll image.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Color It! and Tic Tac Toe

                           Hiding in my craft room is having another fun challenge and this one was right up my alley.  #120 Color It!  come join here:  Ends 10/25

Tic Tac Toe in Scrapbook Blessings for Cancer Awareness.  Want to
                               come play along?  Come to Facebook and go to  :         

My digi stamp is by Sherri Baldy My-Besties.  You can find them at:


I found a fun Halloween colors challenge over at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog.  Use the traditional Halloween colors, organge, yellow, black, purple, green...

Come play along on their blog at :

I've used a Visual image stamp.  The trick or treat words is patterned paper.  

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Laughing at myself

Have you ever sat down to make a card, and everything you do just doesn't turn out right?  Well I had a few problems on my card tonight,  but just find it so funny that I am leaving it that way.

This is obviously a little bee holding balloons, but the stamp underneath it says.  Happy Bird-day   (shaking my head)  I know I should change it, but its just so funny as it is, that I am leaving it.  My friends will get why I left it that way. LOL

I am entering this card into the challenge at YNSC ends on 10/21

Friday, October 18, 2013

Triple time stamping turned to Triple time patterned papers

Another card for The Scrapbook Blessings Club.  I found them on Facebook but their blog is here at:

Their current challenge is to Triple stamp, which is a lot of fun, I've added a card a few days ago for that challenge.  We all got to talking in the Facebook group and wondered if this could be done with patterned papers and of course, I had to give it a try too.

I am just addicted to The Scrapbook Blessings Club. Such a nice group of ladies.  Come for the challenges and stay for the friendship.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pumpkin card #2

Fun Halloween card.

I used some clear patterned acetate that had hanging spiders on the left side of my card.  Recollections tape on both sides of that.  Pumpkin stickers for my details.

Thanks for taking a peak.  

Fun Halloween Challenges that I entered: 

                                                         Come play along! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pumpkin challenge

I am entering the pumpkin challenge over at Diana's blog here at:

Thanks Diana for the fun pumpkin challenge.

You have almost a full week to enter this challenge, come play along.  Challenge ends October 22

I am also entering it into the following challenges: (autumn colors) ends 10/21

Monday, October 14, 2013

Scrapbook Blessings Tic Tac Toe and Link up for Pink

I chose to use pink brads, pink charm and pink flowers.  I used a Sherri Baldy Stamps digi stamp and put it on top of a photo in photoshop.  Printed it out, then decided that it didn't need color, I really like this look.

If you would like to join in on the challenge you can find it on Facebook at:

I would like to enter this as my third card at Link up for Pink.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Link up for Pink #2 Just a little note

I admire the Link up for Pink team, and thought I would do a second card to post on their challenge. Thanks ladies for all that you do.

I am entering my card into the Link up for Pink challenge at : 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pinque Peacock Guest DT

I am so excited to get to be Guest Dt today for Pinque Peacock.  I love all of their products but
especially love the beautiful stick pins they offer.

For my project I used  a pearl angel stick pin from Pinque Peacock, a Sherri Baldy clear stamp, Spellbinder dies, Momenta patterned paper, and some generic pink ribbon and pink gems that I bought off ebay.

If you would like to dress your cards and scrapbook pages up with some of these beautiful stick pins and more you can find them here:

I am entering this into the following challenges at: (anything goes w/ Bestie) (anything goes) ends 10/22
              ends 10/15
        (favorite craft item) ends 10/15 (anything goes) ends 11/5 (must use clear stamp) 10/15
          (must use pink) ends 10/14

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

World card day challenge again.  I have until tonight to get it posted so here it is.

The challenge was to use leaves and make a fall card.  I made a very simple card, but
really like it.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Turtle Soup Challenges for Card Day

Fun challenges happening over at Turtle Soup!  Come win some prizes and join the crop.
A lot of fun going on every day over at Turtle Soup.  Come join us.

Cheryl's challenge- Christmas card with a 3d embellishment

Halloween card- Image by Sherri Baldy Stamps (Tracy's challenge)

Monochromatic card plus 1 (Bev's challenge)

Triple Time Stamping Challenge

It's a triple time stamp challenge over at Scrapbook Blessings Club.  There is a fabulous tutorial
on how to do it, plus a group of cards by their fabulous design team for inspiration.  Be sure to go on over and learn this fun technique, and play along in their challenge too.  It's a lot of fun, I promise!

Monday, September 30, 2013

scrapping Everyday Miracles challenge

The challenge is to show your favorite season.  You must have 3 leaveson your page also.  I added the free piece of clipart with the word spring and all of the leaves around it to accomplish that part.
These tulips are one of my favorite parts about spring.  I love the springtime flowers after a long winter.

Sketch challenge for Scrapping Everyday Miracles

I ran across a fun challenge blog called Scrapping Everyday Miracles because of Helen on FB.  I am so glad she announced the challenge because it was a lot of fun.  Looks like they have a scrapbook challenge and a card challenge going on, so there is something for everyone.

I chose to do the card sketch challenge.  This was the sketch for cards and my card below that.
You can find the challenge at:
 The twist is to use some sort of string or fibers.
The twist is to use some sort of string or fibers.  For my fibers I included a piece of light yellow lace.
For my circles I used yellow and orange brads.  They are Huge, gifted to me from my friend Anne.
She also gifted me the large leaf that I used in place of a phrase tag.  In fact she may have even given me
the yellow roses that I used. She has given me so much that I have lost track.  Thank you so much Anne.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Heat Embossing Tutorial

One of my favorite techniques of all time is Heat embossing. The main reason I like it is because it raises your stamped image off the page. The next reason is because it helps you stay in the lines when coloring. The last reason, but a very important one is that you can color your images right away without your markers and your ink bleeding into each  other. 

You will need: 

1.- A heating tool- I've had a couple of these, and don't find there to be much of a difference, so I would recommend going by price. 

2.- Embossing powder- There are many colors and powder varieties. If you are just starting out, I am going to recommend you buy the clear, fine powder. Coloriser is a good brand, and its about $4.00 a jar and will last forever. 

3.- Pigment ink pad- Its pretty important that you make sure that your ink pad says Pigment on it. It keeps wet a little while longer and holds your powder on the paper. Again, if you are just starting out, I would suggest you get a black pigment ink pad. This is just my preference but you will be able to use it for everything. I have one by Dovecraft that works great. 

4.- A stamp, wood stamp or a clear stamp, but not a digi stamp. Don't worry this technique is not going to ruin your stamps.  I like to get most of my stamps from Sherri Baldy they are always sweet and make me smile.  You can find them here at: 

Here is the image that I embossed last night.... 

Image Image 

Very easy and simple instructions, you will get hooked right away, I hope you will give it a try. 

1. Stamp your image using a pigment ink pad. 

2. Quickly pour embossing powder over your image and shake it around being sure to cover the whole image. 

3. Pour the excess powder back into the bottle. (I like to fold a piece of paper in half so That I don't spill, glides right back in to the bottle) 

4. Use your heating gun to melt the powder onto your image. You will see it become darker when it starts to melt. Warning... (do not hold your heating gun too close to your paper or you will get brown marks) 

5. Color your image if you wish. 

Come give it a try, it's a lot of fun.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Remember to Always be Kind

Finished a card today. Stamped image and embossed with clear fine embossing powder. If you click it up close you can see the shine. (I hope) lol I love this technique. The image is Always Remember to be Kind by Sherri Baldy Stamps and can be found here at: or the digi stamp can be found here: or Thanks for taking a peak.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness figurine

Sherri Baldy had her image picked up by The Hamilton Collection. I just ordered mine today!!!  I am so excited.  Its so darling.  It even goes for a good cause too, Breast Cancer Awareness.

If you want to order one you can get them from the link below.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Linnie Blooms Mixed Media Blanks

Mixed Media.. have you tried it?  I am just starting out, and it is so much fun.  My canvas piece is from Linnie Blooms.  When you are ready to create you can find this size canvas and so many more here:

Linnie Blooms also has a facebook page and a fabulous blog, come check it out!  The other girls projects are amazing!  They inspire me every day.

I started out with this square piece of canvas.  Painted it with white gesso, dabbed it with mixed yellow and white paint and let dry.  I stamped my image on it and then  I painted it in with Stickles and liquid pearls.  I used heirloom gold Perfect Pearls mists after everything was dry all over my project.

This is actually a mini album, and the blank is perfect for my cover.  :)

canvas square- Linnie Blooms 
Liquid Pearls
Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mists
white mini album
yellow paint

Featured product!  Linnie Blooms Mixed Media Linnie Blanks

Monday, August 12, 2013

Everybody Dance Now

There was a Fast challenge over at Kraftie krea8tions on facebook.

This was the challenge:
1.  Make a card inside a card
2.  Must have a song title on it
3.  Must have an image of some kind

Outside of my card (all designed on computer and printed out)

Inside card- I used a Sherri Baldy My-Besties image

Inside of the inside card