Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Try Stampin on Tuesday #149

Happy New Years Eve everyone.
Today I am sharing a card for Try Stampin on Tuesday.
Ringing in the New Year later and my resolution for this
year is to participate in my challenges outside of my
design teams. So, this is an early start to that.. Here is 
the sketch that they have proivided for us to use..
I must say I really love this..

Along with using this sketch they added a twist and
that was to use some bling..

My card is 5 1/2 X 6. I dug into my scrap bend and
found these two piece of paper that went very well
together. My flower is made with a Spellbinders Shapeablities
Die D-Lite called Blooms Three, and the bling is from Jolene's.
 The Sentiment is a stamp
that I purchased at my local craft store for a $1.00. Don't you
just love deals like that. And finally, my center border is
cut from a Martha Stewart punch.

As I started before I am entering this card over at.

Enjoy your day and happy scrapin..

Sunday, December 15, 2013

TTPH Here comes Christmas day with Penny Black

Happy Monday everyone. I am so happy to have the rain.
After 6 days of being snow and iced in I can finally get out
of my drive way. It has been good being in my crafty space
creating more holiday cards.

This week our sponsor is Penny Black. Prize for this
weeks challenge is
Now this is something to be playing for.. Stunning
prize package..
This week both A and B teams are show casing their

My card this week is done with all scrap papers and
3 dies. First my Icecles and Window frame is from
Sizzix. My trees and Rabbit are from Cottage Cutzs
called Rustic Sign and Trees. Really love all of these dies.
I used my Fiskars over scalloped cutter for my sentiment
and the sentiment is from Jolene's stamps..

I hope that my card will inspire you to find your
crafty space and create something fun and Christmasy
for this weeks challenge..

I will be entiring my card in these challenges:

Monday, December 2, 2013

TTPH - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 Embellishments and Christmassy

This week I have started a new chapter in my life. I made the 
move into retirement. I am still getting used to that word as
I am fairly young. So in making this card I just loved the image
from Kenny K.  I don't have her name but I truly love
this little gal..She has the biggest smile on her face, just
as I do with my decision.

Winner of this weeks challenge will recieve 3 fabulous
digi's from Kenny K. I hope you will join us for this weeks 
challenge at TTPH.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, November 24, 2013

TTPH Use something old from your stash..

Good day to you all. I hope things are warmer in your 
neck of the wood than they have been here. We have been 
below 20* for over a week now.. BRRRRRR. Makes for
good crafting time in my happy Space.
This week we are using things from our stash and that
is an easy one for me..LOL
This weeks card is sponsored by Encino7

My sentiment for this card was a freebie that I got
from my Free Coloring pages site that has become
my go to for specific things...Love, Love,Love that site.

I have used my Tim Holz stamps to edge the out side of 
my sentiment and the corner frames..
My gal was colored in with my Copics.. Added a bow
and there you have it.

and Encinot stamps £10 winner from MMCS

Encino stamps are sponsoring 1st winner will get 3 digi stamps
2nd winner will get 2 digi stamps
and the 3rd winner will get 1 digi stamp

Don't miss out on this fabulous prize.. Get in your happy
place and create your scrappy card for this weeks challenge..

Happy Scrappin.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Today is a very calm day. I wonder if a storm is headed our way.
So, it was a perfect day for ham and beans and time in the crafty 
room.. So for my challenge card this week I have used an image from
Patty's Creations called Christmas Lamp Post..

We had a sketch to follow this time. I must say, I love using sketches
So here is what it looks like.

My corners are from Spellbinders, Paper is from my stash and I'm sure it
is DCWV..Love all there papers.

So hope you will join us this week with your own sketch card
for  our challenge at Perfect Sentimetns

Happy Scrappin.

Anything Goes

Hey everyone, today I am going to share with you an altered
box that I got of Goodwill this week-end. It is now beautiful
box that holds cards that  I am giving as a birthday gift. I must
admit that I don't usally do altered art, but this was fun..
So with out further a do, here it is.
Here is what my box looks like before I altered it..

Here it is with the first layer of paper from K & C.

Here I have added my lace and my K & C black pearl swirls

To finish it off I added hand made flowers with pearl sprigs and
my Blue butterfly.  This is a top view.

And here it all completed.. I hope you enjoyed my project today
and hope that you find your happy place to create in as well.

I will be entering this project into these challenges


Monday, November 11, 2013

TTPH Winter Scenes with People or Animals

Welcome back for another TTPH challenge. This week I am
honored to be using an image from 

I have used an A5 card, as I like the bigger size.

So, for my card background I have used DCWV 
Lace and Linen stack. The frame around my image
I used Holly Holiday Frame Set from Memory Box dies.
The flowers are punched using my Spellbinders Blooms Three die.
My image was colored using my Copic Markers R37, R89, E00, 
E21, R20, B34 andlittle dab of Viva Glittler pen called Holo Iridsecent.

I hope you enjoy my card and will find your crafty space to 
create something fun to enter into our challenge this week.

Happy Scrapin

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Perfect Sentiments Challenge #99

It certainly has been a great week for crafting
here in Oregon...Wet, cold, windy and just grey.
But I have gotten allot accomplished and that is good.
This week we are creating with Robyn's Fetish's 
For this image I have paper pieced my little 
feathered friend with scrap pieces from my
stash...I also used my crinkle machine to 
to crimp all my papers except for the square
that he is sitting on. I added a piece of fine twine
and my sentiment is from the dollar bend at

I hope that you find your crafty space and 
create something for us here at 

Happy Scrapin

Perfect Sentiments Fall or Thanksgiving.

Here we are again with another challenge
 at Perfect Sentiments.
This week we are showcasing another 
Bugaboo's image of Stella...
I just love using her, she just says it like
it is.. LOL

Today Stella is serving up some Turkey,but she asked the question as to why...I have colored her with my copics. My papersare all from my scraps. The bend is gettingpretty full, so need to thin things out.. I used acorner punch to punch out my cornersso the top paper would slide through it..My swirl is a Tim Holtz swirl. And thesentiment is also from Bugaboo.

I hope you find you happy place
and create your own Fall, Halloween
card for this week..

I'm going to be entering this card in these challenges:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Through the purple haze

Today I am so excited to be sharing my very first card as 
a Design member for Through The Purple Haze. I am so
honored to be a part of this team..

My image for this card is provided by 

So here is my card for this week/

My snowmen are just adorable. I have set them inside
a snow globe with a background paper that looks like
it is nowing.. I used Black glitter paper for the base of the
snowglobe and added a red ribbon. The back ground
is one of my new embossing folders from Darcie
called Snow. And the banner is from Spelbinder called
Fancy Tags Two..

I hope you enjoy my card and you will find your
happy place and craft something fun for our
challenge this week.

Happy Scrapin

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Perfect Sentiments Fall or Halloween

Hello everyone. Hope you enjoying our fall weather.. I know I sure am..
I don't look forward to all the cold that will be coming soon so holding on
to the cooler weather..
For this weeks challenge over at Perfect Sentiments and my image is from
the fabulous Bugaboo stamps called Autumn. Really liked this
simple but says it all image.

I have used all scrap paper for this card.. Just love it when
the colors just fall into place and I don' t have to did for  more.
I am pretty sure that these are from DCWV as that is the
most used papers in my stash..

I have used a two die cutes on this card. one is from Memory Box
called, Birch Trees and the other is a Spellbinders Fancy Flurish..
Copic markers were used to color my image and I have a $ store
stamp called, Give Thanks for my sentiment that I cut out
with my Fiskars circle punch...Added alittle bling and there it is..

I hope my card finds you in a crafty mood and ready to 
create something for our challenge this week..

Happy Scrapin

I will be entering this card in  the following challenges:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #86 Anything Goes

Hello everyone. Hope your all having a fabulous day.
Today our challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner is

My card features one of  Bugaboo's  fabulous images called
Merry Christmas Tree. Such a darling image. My cones are
from Jolene's, the swirl is from my Memory Box Fancy
Swirl. Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbons, and
the paper is Christmas scraps..

I hope my card inspires you to create an 
Anything Goes card for our challenge this week at

Happy Scrapin.
I will be entering this card in these challange.

Anything Goes

Hi everyone, Today I am sharing a card that I
am entering into a few challenges. which I don'T
normaly do, due to  time.  Working full time makes it
really hard to spend allot of time on that.. But I really
love working with Moncromatic cards.. And today
Sentimental Sundays  is having a Birthday Bash..
So here the card I am sharing..

Here you can see that I have used to beautiful colors.. White and
a color by Stazon that is called Acure.. I think the colors match
perfectly.. I also used 3 dies. The flowerett that is from Sizzix,
my Cheveron tag by Sizzix and the tattered edge die also from Sizzix.
Behind the flower I have added a dolly and then I embossed a 
large retangle with my snowflake embossing folder also from Sizzix.
So do you think I like Sizzix.. Oh Yeah!

I popped up my flower with a pop dot and added my ribbon.

I hope that you enjoy my card:

Happy Scrappin

I will be entering this card at these Challenges:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Anything goes card.

Hey everyone, I have a new card to share tonight. I am 
called Harvest Medley. I found this image through a friend of mine and just love it.

For my card this evening I have used my          embossing folder
 that I distressed with Tim Holtzs distressed linen, for some
 back ground texture. This is a sketch card. I have cute 3~2"
circles from stash paper that cordinated with my card colors.. I then cute
a strip of striped paper to make a chevron banner. Layered my card image
on some white and then black for a little pop.. The swirls are some left overs
that a friend of mine gave me. Sorry I don't know the name of it.. Then I
placed a clump of paper flowers from  Crafty City.

I really enjoyed using this sketch..

Happy Scrapin

I will be entering this card in these following challenges..

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge "Spooky"

Good Morning to you all.Welcome back  to another
challenge over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
 I feel like it has been FOREVER
since I posted anything.. I had surgery on my shoulder back 
on September 25th and had worked ahead to get my 
cards all done before recovery started.. But thankfully,
healing is coming right along and I can get back to what 
truly love..Card Making.. 
For this weeks challenge I am using a free image from a
website called "Free Coloring Pages".. I'm not one to 
make scary cards so this is my "Spooky" card. LOL;.
I have colored my image with copics, used my Birch tree
die and Several Jolene stickers.. 

I hope that my creations this week will help
you find your crafty MOJO and create a
fabulous card for this weeks challenge..

Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Craftin

Perfect Sentiments Poinsettia Christmas Challenge

Hello everyone.. I am happy to say that I am almost
competely healed from my shoulder surgery that I
had less than a month ago.. I have full range montion
and just a slight amount of pain.. SO,feeling very
This weeks challenge here at Perfect Sentiments is a return to my younger years
when I worked in a flower nursery, and at this time of year
we were upto out knees in Poinsettia. Beautiful colors
but truly not my favorite flower. They are very tempramental 
and I don't do fussy plants..LOL
Well enough with my rantings here is my card
My image is provided by
I have used a new embossing fold for this challenge
by Anna Griffin called the Garland Trees.. I purchased
12 of these when she was on HSN Shopping channel
a month ago.. OMG are they fabulous. You got 6 folders
and 6 boarders all Christmas.. So glad that I got them..
My pine cone embellishment is from Jolene's stickers,
my Merry Christmas is from the dollar bend at Joanns
and ribbon from my stash.. Probably from Joanns as well. 
Copic markers used are R25, R27, R89, G15, & G19, Y15
Y38 and YR04 and C1.
The pine branches are from my Martha Stewart punches.

I hope you will join us this week for another challenge
using your own Poinsettia design..

Happy Craftin...

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge # 84 Fall Colors

This weeks challenge is all about our beautiful
Fall Colors. I love fall. All the beautiful colors
of the trees outside. The cool evening and fabulous
full moons and sunsets...

My card this week features a beautiful sentiment
from Eureka Stamps called "As We Celebrate"
I used my large scalloped circle to cute it out. Inked
the edges with a Tear Drop broze. My paper is a
beautiful fall, multi colored plaid. The leaves are
cut from fabric. Love being able to cute other materials
with my dies.. And to finish it off I use a small piece
of RRR from their fall colors bundle..

I hope my card inspires you to create something
fallish for our challenge at

Happy Scrapin.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Perfect Sentiments Layered Thanksgiving

Hey everyone I don't know about you but fall
has arrived at our house. We have the wind, rain,
and lot's of oak leaves falling in the yard. Those leaves
are always a tell, tell sign for us.. LOL
This week it's all about being thankful for our
Our fabulous sponsor this week is the fabulous
Meljens Designs.

My image is called Squirel with a nut.. I used
DCWV Fall colors paper stack, a Sizzix
leaf die for my tree, Tim Holzs large picket fence
and fall stickers from Jolene. 

I will be gone for a month, but hope to be back
in full swing the first of December.. Just in time for
all the fun Christmas cards.. Hope to see you this week
at Perfect Sentiments for our Thanksgiving challenge.

Happy Scrapin..

Sunday, October 6, 2013

New Image for Anything goes challenges..

Goodmorning my goolies.. This is the card I made for Card Making day,
and for a special little gal on her Birthday...I don't do Halloween  but
this little Witch was just the cutest..

I'd like you to meet Harriet-Witchy Ride from 
Crafty Sentiment Designs..She is colored with
copics.  She was a freebie..:) I used a key tag,
distressed it with Tim Holzs Frayed Burlap to give it
the color that matched the rest of my card and used
a Verve stamp for my sentiment.
My background paper is from DWCV. My berch tree
is from Memory Box and the fence is from Cottage Cutzs.
The crow is from Metal, Metal and the cute little Pumpkins
I cut out of some design paper that I had in my stash..

I hope you enjoyed my card.

I will be entering this card into these challanges.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge # 82 Monochromatic

Hello my crafty friends.. This week is all about
using two colors. I love doing these types of cards.
My image is from A Day For Daisies called
Kiss the Bride.. I used Sizzix fancy swirls
on both my backgrounds. Placed the blue
striped square from my scrap box, cut out
a Congrats sentiment and added a bow.. Just
the sweetest wedding card. 
Hope you find your scrappy place and create 
a Monochromatic card for our challenge this week

Happy Scrapin..

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Perfect Sentiments Holiday Snowflake

Hello everyone. Hope all is going well for everyone in the
scrappy world.. This week we are celebrating SnowFlakes..
My card this week is done with fun dies that I have collected
and never used. What fun that was..
My background paper is from DCWV Christmas Combo Stack.
I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch for the corner. My
Snow mounds are just glitter paper that I cut..The tree is from  
Cottage Cutz and the city is a Memory box die. And my sentiment
is from the same DCWV stack..

I hope that my card has inspired you to find your crafty
home and create a fun card with snowflakes for this
weeks challenge over at Perfect Sentiments.

Happy Scrapin

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

PS. Find Me Some Fall

Well, they say on the news that Summer is coming to 
an end this coming week-end.  How can that be. I'm always amazed
at how fast things go once I return to work in September.
Well, here we are and for this weeks challenge it is all about
fall at the Perfect Sentiments Challenge.
Our sponsor this week is Patty's Creations and  my image is
called Watering Can with Cosmos. I colored everything with
my copics. Used a Sizzix fancy oval dies to cut it out and my
Creative memories oval cutter for the background. Using
an old sticker set I placed the checker board down the side
and corner stickers from that same set. My paper flowers
are from multi flower dies with a fancy swirl by Sizzix. I printed
the sentiment from my computer and added a butterfly to  finish
it off. I hope that my card will inspire you to find your crafty
place to create something awesomed to enter into our
challenge this week.

Happy Scrapin and I'll be looking for you..

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #80- Anything Goes

Hi everyone, We are beginning to feel the effects of
the fall weather here in Oregon.. I truly love this time of 
year. Which means Christmas is just around the corner..
For my card this week, I am using the Poinsettia image
I used DCWV Christmas paper for my background..Then placed
a Sizzix embossed Snowflake paper over that for demention.
I used three images of the Poinsettia, 2 smaller ones on the bottom
and the larger one with pop dots on top..I usedd a small piece
of Reasonable  Christmas Ribbon through the center. Added
my sentiment which I got at Michael's in their dollar bend..and
to finish it off, I added two Sizzix swirls. I lvoe how this card turned 
out.. Very simple but very elegant looking..

Now I hope you will find your happy scrapin place and create
a card for this weeks challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Happy Scrapin

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Perfect Sentiment " Thank You" Challenge"

Hello everyone, It's another fabulous week here
with another fabulous challenge. This week our 
sponsor is "Stitchy Bear" and the theme is
Thank You.. I really enjoy doing these as I
never really have enough thank you cards when
I need them.
My image is Santa's Penquins from
My back ground is from a DCWV Christmas pack.
The Thanks is a sizzix embossing folder that I 
truly love. I used two strips of fancy ribbon and pearls
on this card.. I really like it. I think it will make a 
great Christmas card..

Hope you all enjoy my card this week and will
find your happy place to go and create
something special for our challenge this week..

Happy Crafting.. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge # 79 - Back to School

This weeks challenge is all about "Back To School".
When my kids were young and still going to school
couldn't wait for this day to come. Well, now that it
is I that am returning to school for work, it is not as fun.LOL
The Image for my card this week is from

This image was very fun to do and really
says it all.  I used my copics to color in the
apple, heart and stars.  My paper in from
DCWV "The Grade School Stack". In
the stack you also get cutouts and that is
where my Spirit tag came from.. I hope that
my card will inspire you to find your happy place
and create a Back To School card for
challenge this week.

Happy Scrapin..

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Perfect Sentiments challenge- Ribbbon, twine or Bias Tape

Heres this weeks challenge for 
Although it is hard to see, I used some
camel colored twine to add the dementions
too my flower..
Our sponsore for this weeks challenge is
Robyn's Fetish. My sentiment is from
Eureka Stamps. Fall is my favorite time of 
year and I love this card.

I hope you will be inspired by my card to create
your own using Ribbon, twine or bias tape
and join us this week for another fabulous

Happy Scrapin

Monday, September 2, 2013

Perfect Sentiments Challenge Back to school end of Summer

So, I'm gonna be whining today. I have to
return to work starting tomorrow. I am so not
ready for this.. I want more summer. So my card
this week says it all for me..She feels just like 
I do..LOL
My image is from the Stamping Chef and her name
is Lucy Huff Mood. As you can see she is not
happy about returning to school as well.
My paper back ground is from a Back to School paper
packet from DCWV. I used a scrap of red and embossed 
it withh a new floral panel. My stickers are from Jolene's
and the Twine, well that is from who else but
Trendy twine.
I hope that you will find your crafty space and come join
us here at Perfect Sentiments for this weeks challenge.

Happy Scrapin..

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge # 78 - End of Summer

This weeks challenge is all about the end of summer.
 So for me that means we get rain.. So my card is all
about finding ways to enjoy the rain..
This week our sponsor is from the
http://www.qkrstampede.com/, and it is called
In the rain... I love this little turtle.. He is colored
with my copics.. The umbrella is paper pieced. My
sentiment is from Stampin Up and the puddle is
from Jolene's Sticker packet..  I hope my creations
inspires you to find your happy place and
create something fabulous for

Happy Scrapin

Sunday, August 25, 2013

TSC-Challenge # 77 Theme Anything Goes

This week here at TSC, we have no actual theme other than 
anything goes. So for me I decided to go
with a Meljen image about going Back To School.
I will be doing just that very soon. So taking 
advantage of every day I have left..
My back ground is from a paper packet called
Grade School by DCWV. The ribbon is from
JoAnn's mini spools.. I used copics on my card and
Stickles on the swirls and stitching..

Hopefully we will see you at our challenge this week
at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for Anything Goes..

Happy Scrapin

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

PS.- Christmad without Red or Green..

Talk about a tough one.. Christmas is all about 
Red and Green. LOL. But I actually was able to do
it.. One of my favorite card makers is Christine Griffith.
I love how she does the White on White cards. But this 
was a tutorial that I ran across and thought how cute it
was and decided to make it. So here is my card.
Is this just not the cutest card ever? It took me a couple
of times cutting the shoes out but finally got it..They are made
with the large nestibilities 8 die. Here is the link to her
Youtube posting on how to make this.
So much fun and it was all done with scrap papers
that I had.

I'll be looking for your special card made with
out Red or Green..

Happy Scrapin..

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Welcome to the Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Grand-Opening Hop!
As you hop along each stop will be showcasing items that can be found in the NEW Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions online store.
The Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions store focuses mainly on brads and eyelets. However, it does have a few other crafty notions that you can't live without, along with being very proud to carry May Arts ribbon.
My card is a simple pocket card..I used Bo Bunny Arts paper
that was double sided.. Love this paper.. All the other
elements are just scraps, except for the pink and blue bling
along with the the large paperclip, which I love..
You will also find that I used a Martha Stewart Butterfly
punch for the top of my pullout.
I hope that you enjoy our hope and will support
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

PS - The great outdoors

With summer time here everyone is thinking
about camping, fishing, swimming and just being 
outside.. We are no different. We love the outdoors.
Fishing is one of my husbands favorite things to do..
So, in honor of him, this is my card for this weeks
challenge at Perfect Sentiments.
I just love this image. It is one I found on
a coloring page on the web. The background
I made with my Tim Holzs ink and a new
tree image that I got on Ebay.. My signs and
fish I copied from a cute out page and then used
my leaf die and cat tails die to add more demention.

I hope you enjoy my outdoor card and will find
your outdoor spitit to create a card for this weeks
challenge at  Perfect Sentiments.

Happy Scrapin

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