Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wow,  I can't believe its been a month since I last posted,  life just gets in the way at times.  

I make cards every year for the special folks in my life,  this one is for my daughter.  

Image from the Stamping Boutique,  colored with Cpoics and background is airbrushed.  Used my new Marvey "Snow Marker"  Love it!  to make my snowflakes.  Stamp is from Memory Box.
the card sparkles,  with Wink of Stella Glitter pen,  and stickles.


Simon Says: sparkle
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie:  Photo Inspiration
Little Red Wagon: Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday: anything goes

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday.  A day with good food, family and time to reflect on my blessings.  

This Cornicopia is from Stef, AKA Glitterabe,  at The Stamping Boutique,  come join their latest challenge, Thankful. Give Thanks is from Stampin Up.

Colored with Copics, MFT stitched dies,  fun foam gave me my layers.  All else from my never ending stash pile.

Simon Says: anything goes
Crazy for Challenges: square
Hiding in my Craftroom: holiday
DRS Design: holiday, color

Saturday, November 14, 2015

When I think of November I think of Thanksgiving and everything I'm grateful for.  

It is challenge time again at The Stamping Boutique,  "Fall".  I chose Steph's image, AKA Glitterbabe for my card.  Love this Pilgrim girl.  

Colored with Cpoics,  Rosette made with Tim Holtz die,  pumpkin cut from Cameo. All papers from my stash.

Catch the Bug: Thanks
Digi Designs CHallenges: Bingo, die cut, digi, hanf colored
Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon: Happy Turkey Day

Sunday, November 8, 2015

 I love this stamp set from Stampin Up,  Lotus Blosom. so sad its retired.  

Stamped with Altnew Inks,  Wink of Stella to highlight the flower.

Simon Says:  Thankful
4 Crafty Chicks: Two Step Stamping
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes

Saturday, October 24, 2015

I actually got my Halloween cards in the mail today!!!!!  

Cute image by Stef, aka Glitterbabe,  find this and many other at the Stamping Boutique

Used Tim Holtz, Memory Box,  Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti dies.  I hated to give this one away!

Chocolate Coffee Cards: Halloween
Jo's Scrapshack: Halloween
4 Crafty Chicks: Halloween
Deep Ocean Challenge: Halloween
Try it on Tuesdays: Halloween
Di Cuttin Divas: Photo Inspiration

Sunday, October 11, 2015

I can't believe its challenge time again at The Stamping Boutique,  This is Halloween Monster,  too cute.  Challenge is for orange, black and purple.

Aud Sentiment- Halloween with Sentiment
The Crafty Place: Halloween
Ribbon Girls: Anything Goes with ribbin
Crazy 4 Challenges: Costume Character with Ribbon
Di's digi Galore: Halloween
If you give a Crafter a Cookie:  Photo Inspiration

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Love Fall!  Especially love Pumpkin picking, apple picking and all the wonderful goodies you can make from the frshly picked harvest goodies!

Image is from Outlawz, Progressive CHallenge.  Colored with Copics, rest of embellies are from stash!


Simon Says: anything goes
If you give a crafter a cookie:  color inspiration
Sisterhood of Crafters: Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, September 27, 2015

I love shaker cards.....

Join us at The Stamping Boutique for our no DP challenge  Partridge in a Pear Tree image.  Colored with Copics, SU embossing folder,  MFT circle die, stickles and sequins make this card shine!

Less is More: Shiney
Simon Says:  No DP
Winter Wonderland: Traditional Christmas
Digi Galore: Anything Goes

Saturday, September 19, 2015

I can start to see and feel the subtle changing of the seasons. I love the colors of Fall, and the fresh crisp air.  My favorite is the beautiful leaves.

Bag of leaves digi is by Stef, AKA Glitterbabe.  Colored with Copics.  Played with a new Memory Box Die that is exclusive to Craft Fancy, Oak Flourish.  Wink of Stella on the die cuts to make them shimmer

Simon Says: Die Cut Crazy
Little Miss Muffett: Anything Goes
Digi Galore: Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters: Photo Challenge
Connie Can Crop Color CHallenge

Saturday, September 12, 2015

I can't believe how fast time moves,  too much to do and no time.  I did get a Christmas card made though,  I never start tthis early but the Stamping Boutique had all their Winter/Christmas Images 40% off.  He was too cute to pass up.

Turtle Dove digi from Stamping Boutique.  Colored with copics, liquid applique for the fur and wink of Stella Glitter pen.  Used Stamping Up Triple Banner Punch to create the banner,  Lawn Fawn stitched Rectangles for my die cut center, DP and snowflake are from stampin Up.  Joy stamp is from W plus 9,

Crafting For all Seasons:  Tic Tac, Toe,  digi, die cut,sentiment
Digi Delights by Libby Loo:  Anythng Goes
Sister Act: anything Goes
Crafty Friends: B=Banner
Simply Create: Holiday Wishes

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wow!   Hard to believe Summer is almost gone, and school is back in session.  My twins headed back last week for their final year in college.  One more year to go and i can say that I successfully put four kids thru college.  I'm so blessed in my life.

I made this card for my son to send to his girlfriend,  she left a week prior and he was pretty down in the dumps.  The inside says "miss you"

Image is from Stamping Boutique,  come join their back to school challenge and whie you visit the blog check out the opportunity to join the design team.

Image colored with copics,  I used the My favorite Things new circle dies for my center.  Stamping Up embossing folder for my background.  And a few sequins to add that finishing touch.

Simon Says: anything goes
Sister Act: anything goes
Alphabet Challenge: N  no designer paper
CRAFT: Back to school
If you give a crafter a cookie: Photo inspiration

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hero Arts Wave Stamp and Hero Arts Ombre Inks!  I love these inks and colors.

I have a coworker that has been a huge help to me this past week,  quick card to thank him.

Crafters Cafe: Great Outdoors
4 Crafty Chicks: Nautical
Deep Ocean Challenges: Maritime
Ooh La La Creations: Nautical

Saturday, August 15, 2015

I absolutely love the long lazy days of summer.  Some of my foundest memories are going to the beach and spending hours playng in the sand or watching my kids build amazing sand creations, and squeal as the waves came washing on shore.

This is Stamping Boutique's Image, "Baby Boy on Beach"  I painted the images with watercolor paints,  created the shaker card with Martha Stewart  Cotton Candy sequins.  Stampin Up wisteria wonder paper and Chevron ribbon.  Frame is cut from My Favorite Things oval stitched dies.  Cloud and sun are stitched dies from Mamma Elephant.

Join the Stamping Boutique's Beach challenge.......

Sister Act: Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards: Frame it
Fussy and Fancy: Lazy Summer Days
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes
Crafty Boots: Beach

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Stamping Boutique!!!!!  6 years old, hard to believe.

I hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop,  such gorgeous creations.  Love all the new images,  but I needed some adult birthday cards so I chose thsese,  simple quick to create and still the WOW factor!!!!  Colored both with Copics,  used glitter pens and Tim Holtz glitter.   Pulled out my MINC machine for some quick foiling and two awesome cards.  My daughter loved her blue/silver present.

Be sure to leave me some comments,  you could win a free digi.

Be sure to stop by Stephanie and see her creativity!  Stephanie Bargelski

Challenges:  Simon Says  Anything Goes
Sister Act: Anything Goes

Friday, July 24, 2015

Its challenge time again at The Stamping Boutique!  Come join us for our Stars and Stripes Challenge!

This is also great opportunity to check out the Patriotic and Summer images that are currently 40% off in The Stamping Boutique store!!!

Colored with Copics,  and I used Tim Holtz Rock Candy Glitter over imahe to add sparkle and shine
 Embossing folder is stars from Sampin Up along with Star Border Punch and burlap ribbon

Simon Says: Sparkle and Shine
Sister Act : Anything Goes
Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbon: Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday: Bingo,  kraft, emboss, sparkle

Friday, July 10, 2015

Come join us at The Stamping Boutique!!!!

Red, white and Bue Challenge,  plus 

This is a great opportunity to check out the Patriotic and Summer images that are currently 40% off in The Stamping Boutique store!!!

Love this Eagle.  Colored with Copics,  all paper, dots embossing folder heart and stars dies and punches are from Stampin Up

Sister Act: Anything goes
Little miss Muffet: Red, white blue
Paper Pals Arts: Color CHallenge

Saturday, July 4, 2015

I made myself a promise that I would use my new "Stuff" that has been sitting in a box,  forever.  

I LOVE ths stamp set from Art Impressions, Yoga Yolanda Set.  Its so me....  I LOVE CHOCOLATE!

I colored this with watercolor pencils,  DP is from Stampin Up,  some ribbon and sequins,  Very CAS
and good to go.

Simon Says Stamp:  Dots
Catch the Bug: Anything Goes
Less is More: red, white, blue
Sister Act: Anything Goes
House the Stamps Built: red, white, blue  (  Repeat Impressions W1W
Crafty Ribbon: Anything Goes
Morgans Art World: Red White, Blue

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

I have been a follower of JKcards for over a year.  Every evenng I cant wait to get my Justin fix,  he is so talented, and I LOVE that he blends Stampin Up with a multitude of other products.  My style!

Love Poppies,  used a part of SU stamp,  colored with Copics  and used my MINC machine for gold butterflies.  My two DP are from Bella Rouge.

Justin has started a challenge blog,  thought I would play

Friday, June 5, 2015

A dear friend of mine just had surgery and now she has some complications.  I hope this card cheers her up.

Stamp is from Artistic Impressions,  colored with Copics.  Hearts are punched from Stampin Up Heart Border Punch.

Sister Act: Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Birthday to me!

LOL  I finally got my Minc machne and LOVE IT!!!  OMG I wish I could foil the world.I bought a mini Minc, 6 inches because I couldnt afford the biggie one, but I also got a great deal and tons of extra goodies.
Hard to tell from the photo but this was done in rose/gold foil,  just gorgeous.

Sister Act:  anything goes
Simon Says: color inspiration
Pinspiration: Photo inspiration

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Card I made for my son to wish him good luck prior to his participation in The Collegate Triathlon Nationals.  I love the metal bike embellishment!

Simon Says:  anything goes
Sister Act: anything goes

Saturday, April 18, 2015

This little guy is s cute.....he is from The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge.

I purchased a Copic Air Brush start up set awhile back,  finally got to play.  Not bad for 20 bucks,  its cool having all my colors match.   Hello is the Stampin Up thinlits die from Hello You.  I layered it 5 times so it pops off the card.  My mom took her beads off of an old sweater and of course I claimed them,  they look almost like seeds.

Simon Says: Make your own background
Sister Act: Anything goes
Crafty Calendar: Sentiment
Di's digi Designs: animal
Chocolate, Coffee Cards: die cuts
Little Miss Muffet: Anything goes
Can You Case It?  :  Designers choice  (badge to link to site on right)

Friday, April 10, 2015

First I need to send prayers to my coworkers who sufered the devistation of the tornado on Thursday.

Its Spring!!!!  Finally after a long hard winter.  I love Spring, my favorite season,  I just hate the storms that come with it!
When I think of Spring I think of watering cans and flowers.  I love to garden.  This image sings Spring to me!  Its Watering Girl from The Stamping Boutique.  Come on over and join our Spring Challenge.

Image colored with Copics. The DP is from Stampin Up, Painted Petals.  I used by butterfly punch, hexagon punch and my memory box rectangle stitched dies.

Simon Says: Spring Flowers
Sister Act: Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet: anything goes
Die Cutin Divas: Dies
Paper Take Weekly: anything goes

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Box of donuts to celebrate your birthday!
Samp Set from Raisin Boat!

Challenges: Simon Says....Birthday

Sunday, March 29, 2015

I can't believe Easter is a week much to do,  How are you coming along on your Easter Projects?

Made some cute baskets with the Stampin Up Berry Basket die and The Stamping Boutique's image, Pocket Patootie Chick.    Now to fill them.....

Simon Says: Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity: Easter
Brown Sugar: Easter
Cut it Up: Anythiong goes but a card
Jo's scrap Shack: Easter
Sister Act: Anything Goes

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Busy weekend....but fun.  really felt the need to play today.  Got my simon Says Card kit in the mail. Love the colors of this kit and the Vintage Journaling cards.....  Inks are from Stampin Up along with the Smokey Slate paper. Stamp set is Flowers on my Mind.
My Mom is a shoe nut,  she will love this card!

Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack: Special Birthday
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: Two Word sentiment
Addicted to Stamping: Anything Goes

Sunday, March 15, 2015

What a beautiful weekend!  Cleaned house, watched son run a marathon and take second place, and all my kids are home.  Now.... time to play!  Precious.

This image is adorable,  I can see this for a cute baby card, birthday or I chose a friendship theme.  Image is a freebie from Outlawz Progressive Challenges.  Colored with my Copics,  all papers and stamp sentiment are from Stampin Up, flowers are from my never ending stash pile.

Simon Says: fly
Corrosive Challenges: Animals
Sister Act: anything goes

Friday, March 13, 2015

I usually do not make St. Patty's Day cards, but I was cleaning my ScrapRoom and found my Tim Holtz inks and tags....  The rest is history.  I love his products!

Image is from Stamping Boutique, "Luck of the Irish"  Head over there,  and join the St. Patty's day challenge.  I colored the image with my copics and used a clear glitter pen.  The Lucky is a retired STampin Up stamp that I can not part with.  I used a few die cuts here,  doily from Stamipn Up,  Circle framelits from Stampin Up,  and an old buterfly die.  


Simon Says:  Anything that flies,  (butterfly)
Catch the Bug: Anythhing goes
Sister Act: Anything goes
Throwback Thursday: Use an retired or old stamp
Tag along:  St Patty's Day
Die Cutin Divas: St Patty's Day
Tuesday Throwdown: Good Luck
Outlawz Chalenges

Monday, March 9, 2015

I absolutely LOVE my StampingUp Treat Bag it comes with so many extra dies,  for other embellishments,  I've had so much fun playing with it.  This bag I will use as a gift card holder for my cousins daughter birthday .  

Enough about the die, isn't this image cute.  It's Valentine Patch Bear from The Stamping Boutique,  colored with Promarkers, and some glitter pens.  Flower die is from SU. And Cherry Cobbler Ribbon from SU.

Simon Says:  Girl card
Sister Act: anything goes  Anything goes with a handmade bow

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Its Challenge time again over at The Stamping Boutique,  this week is one of my favorites:  add more then one layer.  Pretty easy come join us!

This is Jade's Cookies.  I was a cookie mom for many years and I loved every minute of it!!!!  The best part was the smell of all those cookies sitting in my garage.
I used this digi as a scrapbook embellishment so my daughter will have a lasting memory of those cookie sales!

Colored with copics and my glitter pens.  The cookie was cut from cookie DP and a Stampin Up Scallop punch for the bite.  Letters were cut from cork with my quickutz dies.

Simon Says: anything goes
TuesdayThrowdown: anything goes
Crafting 4 all Seasons: anything goes with die cuts/punches
Digi Choose Day: anything goes
Sister Act:anything goes
Digitally Sweet:anything goes
Crafty Catz: die cuts/punches
Brown Sugar:anything goes
As You Like It: Anything goes but a card

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Card I made for my son who goes to Michigan State.  He misses his kitty alot so this hopefully cheered him up.

Stamp is by Stampendous, stamps, inks and paper is from Stampin UP

Simon Says: All creatures Big and small
Loves Rubber Stamps:  Show Some Red
Fashionable Stamping: Black, white with a little red
Sentimental Sundays: Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day!

I love Valentines Day, not only is it my Anniversary, I love hearts,and my favorite color is Red,  but it is a day to let the special folks in my life how much they mean to me.  Yes,  we should do it daily, but I for one get so caught up in daily activities I often forget.  Sad I know.

I won this digi by Lacey Sunshine in a challenge.  I reminded me of my daugter when she was ittle, so this was her Valentine Card!

Crazy 4 Challenges: Valentine
Digi Galore: Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards: Love is in the air
ArtbyMiran: Anything goes
Sister act: Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: Valentibe
Party Time Tuesday: anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: anything Goes

Sunday, February 1, 2015

My daughter just competed at Synchro skating Mids in Minnesota.  The Fighting Illini Alumni came in second and took home a well deserved silver medal.

Each year I make her a special card to wish her good luck.  This image is by ArtbyMiran,  I was so lucky to win this image from a challenge that I entered.

Colored with copics, DP by BoBunny,  Snowflakes were cut from Tim Holtz thinlets, and from Stampin Up Dazzle paper, gems are also from SU.

Glitter and Sparkle: Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish: Anything Goes
One stitch at a Time: Use Purple (
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet: Anything Goes
Simon Says: Anything Goes

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Challenge Time at The Samping Boutique!!!!!  
And an awesome challenge:  Make Your own Background.

I just did some dry embossing, added pearls,  They make everything elegant,  and of course needed some "Dried Flowers' (Image by Stamping Boutiqu)  Colored with Copics and Spica at You glitter pens.  Die cuts are from StampinUp, their framelits

ArtbyMiran: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: Anything Goes
Sister Act: Anything Goes
Cut It Up: Embossing, use die cuts
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes
Paper Time Tuesday: Anything Goes

Friday, January 9, 2015

It's challenge time again at The Stamping Boutique!  
This is Princess Jennifer Lattee Going Shopping.  Colored with Copics,  Snowflake dies are Festive Flurry framelits from Stamping up.  Silver paper and doily are also from Stamping Up.  Lost Lagoon accents are from SU also, love this new color and new HB stamp. Stickles glitter on background and snow

Stamping Boutique: Winter Birthday
Paper Take Weekly: anything goes
Party Time Tuesday: anything goes
Thru the Craft Room Door: Anything goes
Sister Act: anything Goes
Seize the Birthdayday: Birthday
Digi stamps for Joy: Glitter