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Monday, September 26, 2011

singing Loud!

What fun I had coloring Gili's Caroling from my top3 winnings from challenge #61 at Fairy Prairie Fridays. I followed the sketch at Pink {INK} Sketch challenges and simply had a blast!

Thanks for stopping by ~ Wishing you the most wonderful day!

Fairy Prairie-images; sketch-Pink ink sketch; Authentique patterned papers; bazzill dot cs; sizzix dies; ellison dies; doodlebug-jewels; ribbon LSS; copic

Pink Ink Sketch
Pile it On
One stop craft challenge
Victorine stamps
Sweet Stampin'
Simon Says
Come and get it
Kenny K's Krafty challenge
Paper Sundaes
Paper Makeup stamps
Incy Wincy Designs
stamp fairy
there's magic in the air
Sew many cards

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I'd Pick YOU!

A little A2 card for a longtime friend. Picked up the Martha butterfly punch and had to play. This was outside my "usual" box, as there is no coloring and a simple sentiment. There are lots of layers, embossing, punching, die cutting, etc. Even decorated the inside - a rarity... it was an awesome day skype scrappin' with my sweet friend, Kathy.

the Sherlock's Home-sentiment; bazzill CS; 3 bugs in a rug-patterned paper; Ranger-liquid pearls; cuttlebug-embossing; sizzix-dies; Martha Stewart-butterfly punch; Fiskars-edge and flower punches; ribbon-LSS

Aly's Sunday Challenge
Corrosive Challenges
One stitch at a time favorites - ribbon
Paper Sundaes
Sentimental Sundays
Sparkles Forum
Designed 2 Delight
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays
Joyful Stamper - inspire me fridays
Crafty Ribbons
Sweet'n Sassy
Pixie Dust Studio
The Paper Shelter
Simon Says
Shopping our Stash
Truly Scrumptious

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


This was a fun project, but outside of my box using the near black copic - whew... but i like the results :) Found this ding-dang-darling image at StitchyBear!-Kelley Kids and thought what a kick my grandkiddos would get out of pulling the message tab. Followed the purple & black challenge at Cupcake Craft and had a great time!

Thanks for dropping by, and have a wonderful day!

RECIPE: Basic gray-eerie; bazzill cs; doodlebug-mini jewels; kaisercraft-black rhinestones; digi image-stitchybear; moon charm, ribbon, floss-lss; copics.

Cupcake Craft
Top Tip Tuesday
Get Hippity with Ippity
Lexi's Creations
Stamp with fun
The Crafty Pad
The Squirrel and The Fox
Crazy 4 Challenges
Squiggles and Giggles

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Someone Fairy Special

What a lovely Sunday! Family and friends came over for a day in the sun and pool - most took a nap after playing, and I had time to color :) Found this sweet free digi at Kelley Kid's and had to play. Found if I used the flick and feather method with my copics, I would achieve my highlights goal. Used Nana's kids from my stash and followed the sketch from Crafting Life's Pieces, along with dies, doilies, punches and even a charm. It was a wonderful day!

Nice to see you, and wishing YOU a wonderful day, too!

RECIPE: Sketch-CLP; digi stamp-Kelley Kid's; DCWV-Nana's kids; Sizzix-dies; Fiskers-edge punch; Doodlebug-mini jewels; doily, ribbon-stash; copic sketch pens.

Kelley Kid's
CLP #40
Card Cupids
Corrosive Challenge Blog!!
The Craft Pad
Creative Inspirations Paint
One Stitch At A Time
Stamptacular Sunday
The Squirrel & The Fox
Cupcake Inspirations
Crafty Emma's Store
Di's Digi Design
One stop craft challenge
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday
Fresh Brewed new border punch
Frosted Designs
Cuddly Buddly

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Horsey Snugs

I tried something new (for me) today, using the negative cuts from my sizzix to frame the darling Mo Manning image. My sweet sister, Sandy's (the most WONDERFUL, precious gift my parents ever gave me)birthday is a month away and purchased her first horse a little over a year ago. "Cloud" is a gorgeous medicine hat paint (nearly all white), hence my choice of copic colors. My dear friend, Kathy, told me about using a 3d glue dot and baker's twine - bit of a learning curve, but I love the results. It's been a fun day.

Good to see you, thanks for stopping by :)

RECIPE: Mo Manning-digi image; paperloft-patterned paper; bazzill cs; VersaMagic chalk ink-java; sizzix-dies; scrapalicious sentiments-birthday ticket; copics.

Craft Your Days Away
Little red wagon
Simon Says ing it! "Don't fence me in"
Catch the Bug
One Stop Craft
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday
Sweet Stampin'
Card Makin Mamas
Crafty Ann's
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Pink - last challenge :(
Mami Doodles
Pattie's Creations
Cute Card Thursday
Crafting for all seasons
Kelley Kid's

Fairy Special Birthday

My sweet "new" daughter-in-law's birthday is coming up, so chose this fun and sweet fairy image from Mo Manning, following this week's Sketch Saturday's pattern. I came across some of my beloved DaisyD's (so sad they are gone)and chose one pattern with a secret message to my DIL (she's quite the artist - can you find the message?). Colored my image with copics and spritzed it with some "sparkle". I even took a crack at making ribbon flowers (she loves carnations - I think these look rather carnationy, don't you?), which was great fun.

Thanks for stopping by, leaving a comment and following my little blog.

RECIPE: Mo Manning-digi image; Sketch Saturday #173; bazzill CS; DaisyD's patterned paper; Hero Arts-lace; Sizzix-flourishes; Spellbinders-nestabilities; Tsukineko-sheer shimmer sparkle; LSS-gingham and velvet ribbons, SILVER rhinestones; Ranger-stickles/silver frost; copics.

Mo Manning DP2 challenge #100
Sketch Saturday #173
Cupcake Craftroom
DYSU #37
CES #54
Creative Craft World "new" daughter-in-law
Cardmadfairy's #17
Clearly iStamp CIC36
Stampin' for the weekend tickled pink
Wags'n Whiskers
Marianne's Design Divas
Crafty Ribbons
Cute Card Thursday
Delightful Challenges
Little Miss Muffet
Moving Along With the Times

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fa la la

This was my labor of love, this week, that's for sure! Sliekje Stamps sweet "singing Christmas Carols" just melts my heart. I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp
, and printed, colored, paper-pieced, cut, cuttlebugged with Sizzix dies, layered and even used the heat gun and had a blast!

Thanks for stopping by, leaving a comment and following my blog.

RECIPE: sunday sketch and stamp-sketch; sliekje-digi; cosmo cricket-merry & bright; simple stories-25 days of christmas; kaisercraft-dear santa; bazzill CS; pebbles inc-candy dots; sizzix-circles/scallops, snowflake; marvy-snow marker; ribbon-LSS; copics

sunday sketch and stamp

Christmas Card Challenges
christmas stampin
delicious doodles (digi)
digital tuesday
the pink elephant
party time tuesday
little red wagon
daisy doodles creative challenges
forever friends
house of gilli
stamps & fun = creativity
woodware usa

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy Day

Yesterday I spent 12 hours with scrapfriends at Brandy's (ScrapLovely)monthly crop. I was inspired by Mo Manning's DP2 challenge DT, along with Simon Says multifold challenge. The image was fun to color and layer. I found some Gin-X patterned paper in my stash (or should I say "hoard" - LOL). I got to use my newly acquired EK "swiss cheese" corner punch - love it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Recipe: Mo Manning digi image-Aaron celebrating; EKsuccess-swiss cheese corner punch; Gin-X patterned paper; bazzill CS; VersaMagic chalk ink-jumbo java; ribbon-LSS.

Mo Manning
#99 Boy Attitude
Simon Says
Pile It OnLayer it
anything goes
Catch The Buglet's get punchy (EK-swiss cheese corner punch)
C.R.A.F.T. Challengechildren
Crafty Catzribbon
Daisy Doodles anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shoplayer it up
Speedy the Cat punches
Ribbon Carouselribbon
Woodwareanything goes
For FunKids at play
Stamp Something
Jellypark FriendsPass it on
Prairie Fairy Fridayssnips, snails, puppydog tails
Totally Gorjussit's a man thing
Freshly Brewedsomething new (new brown copics)
Di's Digi
Joyful Stamper
Crafting Misfitshow and tell
DYSUtexture (EK "swiss cheese"
Card Makin' Mamas Go digi

Friday, September 9, 2011

Spread Your Wings

I dearly love all of my Mo Manning digis, but fairy Kiki has to be one of my top faves of all. I had a "fairy" good time putting this one together :)

Recipe: Mo Manning's fairy Kiki; Bazzill CS; Basic Gray-Indian Summer; When the scrap hits the fan-sentiment; Kaiser-rhinestones; copics

Digital Tuesday ##127 Fairy wishes
Whoopsi Daisy Bling it
The Crazy Challenge #83 Spots/stripes
City Crafters Week 73 ~ Easy as 1-2-3
Ladybug Crafts TLT Blog hop & anything goes
Tuesday Taggers Momochrome
Flutter By Wednesdays butterfly, fairy or angel
My Mum's Craft ShopLayer it Up
Paper Take Weeklyanything goes
Ribbon Carousel RCC19 anything goes (ribbon)
Stamp-N-Doodleanything goes
Digi Doodle ShopCircles
Do You Stack Uptexture
PaperPlay two or more stamped images
Lexi's CreationsAutumn
Woodwareanything goes
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Monday, September 5, 2011


I was inspired today to create this card by Sketch Saturday-Jessica Fick. I found Nana's Kids stack in the "scrapshed" and think the papers really inspired me to go "girly". The image reminded me of my sweet dear friend Kathy. I have never done a bunting by hand-bit challenging for me. I also busted out my old Fiskers paper edgers and chose to "old school" it a bit (while listening to 70s hits music :), and even did some hand stitching. It was a fun day!

Recipe: Image-Mabelle Ro; Nana's kids paper; Doodlebug-mini jewels; trims-LSS; Bazzill CS; Copics.

Sketch Saturday
My Craft Spot
By the Cute and Girly
Make it Monday
Copic Creations #57-Pretty in pink

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dear Santa

Over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, I found Elisabeth Bell Designs. With that being said, I shopped and found the sweetest digi. As you can tell, I'm on a big Christmas card kick currently and having the best time!

Recipe: Sweet sketch Wednesday-#117, Arlana Patten; Letters to Santa-Elisabeth Bell Designs; bazzill CS; Simple Stories-25 days of Christmas; Kaiser-rhinestones; Tim Holtz-distress ink, shabby shutters; Spellbinders-lacey circles; ribbon-LSS; Copics (see image above).

Challenge Entry:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #117-Arlana Patten
Sweet Stampin
Jellypark Friends
Aud Sentiments #36
Clearly I Stamp
Delicious Doodles
Mark's Finest Papers
Paper Pretties
Our Craft Lounge
Cuddly Buddly
Prairie Fairy Fridays "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"
Do you stack up
Marianne Design
Christmas Stampin
Papertake Weekly

Winter Wishes

Recipe: Image-Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet; digital patterned paper-The Sherlocks Home by Sara Sherlock (aqua snowfall, frosty window); sizzix-circles, scallops, flourish, holly & mistletoe dies); doodlebug mini jewels; American crafts elements-brads; cuttlebug-swiss dots and swirls; Tsukineko shimmer spritz; ribbon- LSS; BAZZILL c/s; copics-B0000, B00, B02, BG0000, BG10, BG23, RV10, RV21, EOOOO, EOOO, BV0000, BV00, BV02, YOO, YO2

Challenge entry:
PIO #36 - B is for Buttons, Bows, Brads, Anything that begins with B!!
Simon Says
Creative Card Crew
Sweet Stamp Challenge Blog
Stamp Something
Card Makin' Mamas
Jelly Park Friends
Cute Card Thursday
My Mums Craft Shop 1-2-3 challenge (I used 1-image, 2-dies,3-embellies
Crafty Creations
The Paper Shelter
Joyful Stamper
Crafty Catz
Delicious Doodles "Something New" challenge - I used my new sizzix die - Flourish, Holly & Mistletoe
Do You Stack Up
Winter Wonderland
Crafty Hazel

Looks alot like Christmas

Had a cup of coffee, shopped at Mo's, colored, made iced coffee, shopped at my LSS, colored some more (which is now my favoritest thing to do), cut, more iced coffee, shaped my pieces Debby4000-style (I say this loosely, as I will never achieve her incredible work), used my silicone, did a bit of straight stitch embroidery (hand-to-ornaments), created the sentiment in photoshop, more iced coffee, fretted over the sketch at Mo's Challenge Blog, Skyped with Kathy, overcame my anxiety and finished my card ~ finally! Totally had a GREAT time!

Recipe: Mo's elf 3355; bazzill c/s; Doodlebug patterned paper-peppermint twist, festive forrest, goody-goody-gumdrop; DMC floss; Darcie's 9mm jingle bells; Sizzix circles/scallops; Copics-R05, R24, R29, YG23, YG25, RV00, RV02, V12, V20, YOO, Y02, Y15, E0000, E000, C00, Y28; ribbon-LSS