Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy 17th Birthday Benjamin!

My youngest son turns 17 today!  Where have the years gone?  Seems like just yesterday I was in the hospital hoping the doctor would hurry up and release us so we could go home for Christmas.
Ben sold his dirt bike he spent hours and hours painting and fixing up only to turn around and buy a 4 wheeler.  And guess what?   He has spent hours and hours fixing that up as well.  The boy loves to tinker!
Anyway, this is his birthday card.
The inside sentiment is just perfect for him.  During the extreme drought we experienced this year he still managed to find mud!

Here is a pic of Ben on his 4 wheeler.  Not sure what color his shirt was when he started but he was wearing blue jeans.  He was covered in dirt from head to toe and lovin it!!

Entered in following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room:  Anything Goes
365 Cards:  Card for a teenage boy

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Love

It is time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme for this challenge is Any Sentiment.  Remember, you must use a sentiment on your card to be considered for the prize.
The challenge is sponsored by My Heart Pieces

For my dt project, I used the image Sweet Jesus from My Heart Pieces.  It is always interesting to see Christmas images from around the world.  This is a super sweet image and baby Jesus looks so peaceful in his manger (or his haybasket as my daycare kids call it)
I hope you join us for the last challenge in 2012.  You can enter your project here
Card Details:
Image:  Sweet Jesus from My Heart Pieces
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E30, E31, E33, e35, E37, E43, E50, E53, E52, B000, R29, R46, G20, Y24, YR09
Love:  Inspired Heart Cricut cartridge

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Angel

This little angel Tilda is just so pretty in gold and blue.  Slowly my pile of Christmas cards to send out is getting bigger.  I may end up sending some people New Year's cards instead.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Wishes

One more card using Santa Edwin.  Again for this card I used a Sketch from Merry Monday.

Prayer Is The Key

I made this frame as a Christmas gift.  All of the letters and shapes were cut out of vinyl using the Cricut.  I left the cardboard backing in so that the frame will be easier to ship but is will hang on the wall with just the glass in the frame.
Sorry, for the poor picture.  The red reflecting in the glass is my shirt.
Project Details:
Key:  Sentimentals Cricut cartridge
Heaven: Country Life Cricut cartridge
Faith: Home Accents Cricut cartridge
all other words:  Jasmine Cricut cartridge.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Isn't Edwin cute as Santa?  I just love this stamp.  I colored this one up about a month ago but finally got around to making a card with him. 
I used one of the sketches from Merry Monday and rotated it.

Christmas Ornaments

I made this set of ornaments for my Sorority Secret Sister.  Her husband and children have uniquely spelled names so I figured it is hard for them to find personalized items.
I glittered the inside of the ornaments by first coating the inside with pledge floor cleaner that has future in it.  The future is key to this project working.  I then added the glitter. 
Here is a pic of the back side of the ornaments.  I used the cricut to cut out the names and images out of vinyl.

Project Details:
Names:  Jasmine Cricut cartridge
Ornaments:  Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge
Tree: Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge
Snowflakes: Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I am slowly getting my Christmas cards completed.  Hopefully, I will have them all in the mail by Saturday.  Woohoo!
For this card, I used one of the mini Magnolia angels.  Wasn't too sure I would like the minis but she is pretty cute and super easy to color.
For this card I used the sketch from Seems A Little Sketchy

Stockings are Hung

It is time for another fun challenge at Creative Craft Challenges.  This time we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and the theme is Humurous.  Easy peasy with all of the fun and wacky images at Bugaboo. 
For my card, I couldn't resist using this fun image of Stella and her stocking.  I decked her all out in red and added some white flower soft for the trim on her hat and dress.  Makes her look festive, don't ya think?
Here is the inside of the card:

I used the sketch from Stella Says Sketch at Catch A Bug challenge blog.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Family Memories Frame

I altered a wooden frame for a Christmas gift.  I found the frame at Michaels in their woodcrafts section and loved that it is 12x12 and just perfect for a scrapbook layout.

Project Details:
Family:  Home Accents Cricut cartridge
Memories:Home Decor Cricut cartridge
Corner flourishes: French Manor Cricut cartridge
Circle accent: French Manor Cricut cartridge
Frame:  Songbird Cricut cartridge

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ho Ho Ho and DT Call

I am a little late getting this card posted.  It's been hectic around here with all the cleaning, cooking, decorating and crafting for the holidays.
This card is for the Aud Sentiments challenge.  The theme is "Anything For The Holidays"  You must include a sentiment but it can be anything you want for the holidays.
We are sponsored this time by Birdie Brown

If you would like to be part of a fun and relaxed Design Team, then please go throw your hat in the ring for Aud Sentiments.  We are looking for 7  new designers of all skill levels.  Only experience required is a love of crafting!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Let's Play Bingo!

It's time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments.   We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and the challenge is BINGO.

I made two cards for this challenge.  For my first card, I used the first column (3D item, Ribbon and the word "Merry")
I used white flower soft for santa's hat and coat trip and tan fun flock for Rudolph's antlers.

For my second card I used the the diagonal column of (Bling, Ribbon and Snow)

This adorable elf reminded me of Buddy from the movie, Elf.  I think this is what he would look like as he traveled through the seven layers of the candy cane forest and the sea of swirly twirly gum drops.  I used a snow writer and extreme glitter paint for my bling on this card as well as diamond dust on the gum drops.

I hope that you join us in the challenge.  Simply create a project using the Bingo grid and link up it up to the challenge blog for your chance to win a gift certificate from The Paper Shelter.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Snowman Card

Today's card will go in my stash of thank you cards for after the holidays.  You can never have too many thank you cards!
I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps.  Love this cute little snowman.
Card Details:
Image:  Snowman Bells from Bugaboo Stamps
Copics:  B00, B41, B32, G85, G99, G40, G21, YR26, e35, e33, e31, E37
Snowflake:  When It's Cold Outside Cricut cartridge cut at 3.5 inches
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Sentiment:  Netty's Stamps

Entered in following challenges:
Catch the Bug:  Bugaboo Bingo  I used bottom row of Letter B (Bells), Jewel (snowman buttons) and Diecut (snowflake)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge:  There's no people like Snow People

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Birthday Card

Taking a break from Christmas cards to make another birthday card.   I colored the image with copics and then painted her dress and hairbow with extreme glitter paint for a beautiful shimmer.
 Here is up close view of the glittery dress:
Card Details:
Image:  Sassy Cheryl
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, e53, Y26, Y23, Y21, Y11, G40 G82, G85, R27, R24
Spellbinders scalloped circle dies
Corner branch:  Storybook Cricut cartridge
Sizzix swirl die
Sentiment:  Netty's Stamps
Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge:  Let's Have Sparkle
Polks Doodles:  Square Card with Round Element
Lady Anne:  Friday Sentiment Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl:  Belated Birthday

Christmas Card

I just love this sweet little one trying to hang the star on the tree.  This is another Christmas card to add to my stash.  I made my list the other day of all the cards I will need this Christmas, and I need to get busy!!!
Card Details:
Image:  Mo's Digital Pencil
Stars:  George Cricut cartridge cut at 2, 1.5 and 1.25 inches
Copics:  E00, e11, e21, E53, E51, E50, G40, G82, W1, W0, Y23, Y26, Y11
Entered in following challenges:
Christmas Challenges:  Sketch with a twist (stitching)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wedding Card

Our Niece is getting married today.  Her wedding colors are black and blue.  She is wearing a black dress but I couldn't bring myself to color this image with a black dress.
We wish Rachel and Tyler many years of happiness together!!
I better get busy packing up all the mints I made for her reception...
Card Details:
Image: Sexy Bride from Sassy Studio Designs
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E40, YR23, YR21, YR31, BG00, BG02, BG05, R20, R22, G00, W0, W1
Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder
Fiskars hearts embossing plate
Entered in following challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs:  No pattern paer

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Birthday

I made this card for my sister in law.  She is a bear collector so I thought a Teddy Bo image would be perfect for her card.  I found this mushroom paper while on vacation and just knew I fould find a use for it someday.
Card Details:
Image:  Teddy Bo
Sketch: Cupcake Craft Challenge
Circle Sentiment:  Netty's Stamps
Copics:  E30, E31, E50, E51, e53, E40, E41, G85, G94, G40, G21, Y23, Y26, Y21, Y11, R46, R37, R29
Spellbinders Scaloped circle die

Entered in following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge:  sketch
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Golden Angel

This is my dt card for Creative Craft Challenges2.  The challenge this time is to create a project using a line from the bingo board.  I chose the middle line going across.  I used Cream (my pattern paper is cream with gold stars) Stamps (Magnolia Angel Stamp) Stars
After coloring the image, I painted the dress, wings and halo with extreme glitter paint.

I hope you join us in this challenge.  We are sponsored by Dustin Pike.
Card Details:
Image:  Magnolia Stampms
Stars:  George Cricut cartridge
Wreath:  Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, e40, E41, E43, E30, E33

Entered in following challenges:
Sweet Stamps:  Gold or Silver

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sing To The Lord With Thanksgiving

A friend suffered a great loss this week and she was able to survive it due to her strong faith.  It reminded me that no matter what happens, we should always give our thanks and praise to Him.
This card is my dt card for Aud Sentiments.  The challenge this time is to use the word "Thanks" somewhere on your project.
Card Details:
Image:  Choir from Mo's Digital Pencil
Christmas Tree:  Christmas Noel Cricut cartridge cut at 4.5 inches
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E40, E41, C9, C7, C5, G85, G94, G40, R39, R59, R46, R37, E35, E33, E30, E50, E53
Entered in the following Challenges
Paper Pretties:  Give Thanks
The House That Stamps BuiltRepeat Impressions DCC117 ~ Anything That Gives Thanks
Sweet Stamps:  Christmas

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Here is another card made using Tilda from the fall stamp club.  This time I colored her in more traditional Christmas colors.  Such a cute image!
Card Details:
Image:  Magnolia Stamps
Copics: E00, E11, E21, E30, E40, E41, E50, E51, E53, R39, R46, R37, R29, G17, G07,G05

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Christmas Card

Here is another Christmas card made using a stamp from the fall Magnolia Stamp kit.
I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and kept the card free of 3d embellishments so it is easier to mail. 
Card Details:
Image:  Magnolia Stamps
Copics: E00, E11, E21, E53, E51, E50, G40, G82, R39, R85, R83, R81, E40
Star banner:  Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge cut at 1.25 inches and painted with glitter paint
Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches
Entered in following challenges:
Ooh La La Creations:  C Christmas

Monday, October 29, 2012


I made another Christmas card to add to my stash.  I think I am going to have to get crafting in order to have enough for the holidays. 
I made this card without 3d embellishments so that it would be easier to mail.  The stamp is from the Fall Magnolia Stamp club and I don't know the name of it but Edwin sure makes a cute Santa.
I used the sketch from Christmas Challenges
Card Details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Spellbinders scalloped square die
Triangle banner:  George Cricut cartridge
NOEL:  Base Camp Cricut cartridge
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E33, E31, E35, E31, E51, R89, R46, R37, R29, C9, C7, C5, Y11, Y00

Ava Mistletoe Fairy

This is my last project as a guest designer for Seems A Little Sketchy
I have had tons of fun designing with their sketches.
The challenge this time is sponsored by Bugaboo and they graciously let me use their image Ava Mistletoe Fairy.  She is just too cute and perfect in pink.
Here is the sketch

Friday, October 26, 2012

Green Lantern Card and Pumpkin

Made this card for my son who loves The Green Lantern. 
I used the oath he says for the inside sentiment

Of course, we couldn't just give him a card but we had to make the lantern too.
I used one of the pumpkins from Michaels and spray painted it green.  Instead of cutting off the top, we cut a small hole in the bottom and the light fits snug inside.  Thank way, he can turn the light on and off without having to reach inside the pumpkin

Card Details:
Stamp:  Super Edwin from Magnolia Stamps
Pumpkins:  Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E30, E33, E35, E50, C9, C7, C5, C3, G17, G07, G05, G14, Y11, Y00
Entered in the following challenges:
Tanda Stamps:  Masculine
Stampin Royalty: Halloween
Inky Impressions: Halloween
Fresh Brewed Designs:  Sweet, not spooky Halloween
Decorate to Celebrate:  Halloween Decoration
Loves Rubber Stamp Challenge:  Get Your Spook on its Halloween
Try It On Tuesday:  Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown:  Halloween
Moving Along With The Times:  Too Cute To Spook

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No Limits

I finally completed another scrapbook layout. 
My youngest son saved his money from a summer job and bought a dirtbike last year.  These pictures were taken not long after he bought it.  He spent several weeks taking it apart, painting and replacing parts and all the decals.  When finished he sold it and bought a 4 wheeler.  The 4 wheeler is now sitting in the garage in pieces because he wants to paint and fix it up too.  I think he really just loves having projects.
Layout  Details:
Sketch:  Seems a Little Sketchy
Cuttlebug diamond plate embossing folder
No Limits:  Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge
Arrow:  Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge
Guy on Dirt bike:  Dude Cricut cartridge

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Storybook Challenge at Aud Sentiments

The challenge this week at Aud Sentiments is "Storybook"  
For this challenge you can create any project using a storybook theme but don't forget you need a sentiment from the story or something the character might say.

For my dt card, I used Ariel Honey from Sassy Studio Designs.
For my sentiment I used lyrics from the song used in the Disney movie.  The inside of the card reads:
Wanderin' free
Wish I could be
Part of that world.

Here is the sketch I used:

Thanks to Sassy Studio Designs for sponsoring us in this challenge

Card Details:
Image:  Ariel Honey from Sassy Studio Designs
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, R24, R27, R37, BG10, BG23, BG32,  Y11, Y00, G00, BV02, BV09
Spellbinders oval and circle dies

Entered in following challenges
Crafts and Me:  Fantasy Creatures

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Number 3

(Sorry this card is a day late.  The computer I use for all my crafty stuff crashed!  I am hoping that our repair guy can fix it fast)

This is my first card as a design team member for Creative Craft Challenges.  The challenge blog is celebrating their 3rd birthday so the challenge is to use 3 of something in your project.  
I used 3 balloons, 3 sentiments and 3 gems
I colored the adorable dragon from Stamping Dragon Designs purple and then had a hard time matching papers until I went through my halloween stash.  That striped paper works great.
I hope you join us in this challenge.  Just create a project using the number 3 however you want and link it up to the challenge blog for your chance to win prizes from our fabulous sponsors