Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tiny Fairy

Tiny Fairy - Today's challenge at One Stop Craft Challenges is ribbon and flowers. One of my favorites!

My card uses by designer papers by Kaiser Craft. Chapter One. I love the blue/greens with the olivey greens and black.

My image is Clothespin Fairy by Inky Impressions. Isn't she adorable. I love her socks hanging on the branch.

I colored her with Copics and added 3 tiny black gemstones to the upper right corner.

I tied the ribbon using my Bow Easy and finished it off with a Stick pin and 3 tiny flowers.
Color-Me-Classroom #73 Anything Goes
Songbird Challenges #25  Some of my favorite things - This pad of paper, gemstones, Copics, stick pins and ribbon
Top Tip Tuesday #106 Spooled Items - ribbon
Inky Chicks #9 Summer Colors

Friday, July 26, 2013

Magnet Wreath

Magnet Wreath - Today's Anything Goes challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity gave me the perfect opportunity to make this gift for one of teachers at the Day Care Center. This one is for Heather. I owe a huge amount of gratitude to Heather. She is the one that came into the room and urged me to take the baby the day of the tornado. The baby had an appointment that day and he was to be picked up by someone else an hour later. So I was to take only the 3 year old. But because of Heather, I did take both boys, and the baby was not in the building when the tornado destroyed the Day Care Center a short time later. 

They had 13 children and 5 teachers left when the tornado struck the Day Care Center. They were all in the bathroom with the teachers laying on top of the children. Everyone survived with minor injuries. The building did not fair as well. 

My project is a magnet board. I used a metal plate that I picked up at the Dollar Tree. I used a running stitch to pleat the tulle border. I used my treasured hand dyed rose ribbon on the inner edge. 

My DP is DCWV Rustic Stack. I used my Cricut to cut the circle. I love this cream butterfly on the edge. It needed a little bling.

My wire was coiled around a paintbrush.

My flowers were handmade using SB posie dies, Dusty Concord distress ink and pearls.

I tied another piece of tulle into a bow for the hanger. I still have to make the magnets for this one, but I will get something that matches it tomorrow and some more magnets. 

I still have 4 more of these to make. I want to make one for each of those 5 brave teachers who risked everything to keep those 13 children safe.

Simply Create Too #42 No Cards
Crafty Bloggers Network #13 Metal
Lady Annes Challenges #4 Monochromatic
Pile It On Challenge #29 Thinking of You
Love to Create Challenge #75 Hugs and Wishes
Paper Take Weekly Dies/Punches
Top Tip Tuesday #106 Spooled items Tulle and rose ribbon

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Today's challenge at Creative Card Crew is in honor of my beautiful, new granddaughter, Kaylee. We have 5 grandson's, but Kaylee is our first granddaughter.

Kaylee was born on the 28th of June. Because my son is in the Army and stationed in Alaska, we have not met her yet, but she is arriving here in Oklahoma on Thursday. We can't wait. After the horror of the tornado, it is really nice to have something positive.

The challenge is to make  a project for a baby, or you can make something with the dominate color of pink or blue (in honor of the new prince.) We are sponsored by the Scrapping Center.

My DP is K and Company. I added some ultra fine glitter on the edge of the white lace side border. I also added some pink pearls in the centers of the flowers on the lace.

I added some cheesecloth under the photo of Kaylee. There is a doily placed under the title of Kaylee. The letters were cut with the songbird cartridge with my Cricut. I painted them with some champagne shimmer paint and inked the edges with Worn Lipstick. 

MY corner spray is made with feathers, a MD die, a CL die and flowers that were made using an awesome tutorial by Norma Lee. I used Worn Lipstick distress ink for my color and added pearls for my centers.

Anything Challenge #97 Anything Goes
Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #226 Floral Frenzy
Charisma Cardz #28 Girly
Totally Paper Crafts #176 Handmade Flowers
The Pink Elephant Challenge #208 Monochromatic

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tree Cupcake

Tree Cupcake - We have a new sketch up at Seems a Little Sketchy. We still don't have a big following yet, which means that the odds of winning are high.

My image is Cupcake Christmas Lights, by Bugaboo, our sponsor. I colored it with Copics and added Stickles to the stars and Diamond Glaze to the lights.

My DP's are MME, 12 Days of Christmas. The Holly leaves are MD and the flower is Petaloo. I added some extra pearls to it.

My sentiment is and punch are SU.

Anything Challenge #97 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges #231 Sparkle
Fab n Funky Challenges #179 Christmas
Belli Challenge #174 Christmas
Fairytale-Challenge Blog #72 Christmas
Stampin for the Weekend #36 Sparkle and Bling
Color-me-classroom #73 Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #13 Anything Goes

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Simple Flower

Simple Flower - Today's challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge is no designer paper. I used a simple flower stamp by Hampton Arts. I inked the top part of the stamp with Broken China distress ink and the leave/stem area with Peeled Paint distress ink and stamped it several times to make my "designer paper."

I stamped the flower one time with Memento ink and colored it with Copics.

My sentiment and punches are SU.

Anything Challenge #97 Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges #138 Anything Goes
Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #226 Floral Frenzy

Friday, July 19, 2013

Lavender and lace

Lavender and Lace - What I can do this past week as been very limited; as I had surgery on my left wrist. The challenge this week at Crafts for Eternity is to use inks or sprays on your project. I wanted to do some ghosting for this, but with only one workable hand, that was out of the question.

I finally settled on using my sprays. My first attempt used 2 colors and they looked a muttled mess, so that idea went into the trash. 

This time I used a mask from Tattered Angels and sprayed this purple. The black stamp is a cordinating stamp from Tattered Angels. I am much more pleased with this result. 

My DT project for Alphabet Challenge Blog was to use lace, so I found this lovely lace in my stash.

I used a SU die for the leaves and my purple flower is from Pizzazz Aplenty

Challenges 4 Everybody #24 Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges #250 Photo Inspired
Inky Chicks #8 Masking
The Paper Shelter #121 CAS

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Here is my son with his beautiful new daughter.

Get Well Fairy

Get Well Fairy - Happy Saturday! I have a card that is my DT card for One Stop Craft Challenge. Our challenge these week is Summer colors. Nothing shouts summer more to me than bright vibrant colors like hot pink and turquoise. 

My image is "Fairy" by SK Digis, who is our sponsor for this challenge. 

I colored her with Copics. 

My DP is Recollections. The punches and sentiment are SU. 

How do you like the frosted pearls? Some new stash that arrived a few days ago from Pizzazz Aplenty.

My flowers are made with Sizzix's Susan's Garden dies. This one is Flowering Quince.

Tuesday Morning Sketches #206 Sketch - Top left
Shopping our stash #109 Summer Color
Paper Take Weekly something old, new, borrowed, or blue-new frosted pearls and blue
Oldie But a Goodie In the Garden
Southern Girls Challenge #73 no ribbon, lace or twine
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #191 color swatch
Totally Paper Crafts #175 Flutter-things with wings

Friday, July 12, 2013


Rusty - I had surgery on my wrist yesterday, so this post is going to be a short post for me.

The challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is the blow color scheme.

My DP is Kaiser Kraft's These Days.

We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments. My image is called Mia. I colored Mia with Copics. I added pearls to the corners of the image with my Salmon Viva Decor pearl pen.

My flowers are Sizzix's Susan's Garden. This is the mini Lily. I love making these. My Swirl is Cheery Lane.

Sketch and Stash Challenge #117 Sketch
Card Makin Mamas #72 Monochromatic
Lady Annes Challenges #4 Monochromatic
Challenges 4 Everybody #24 anything goes
No Matter Which Challenges #11 Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #12 Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #120 Swirly Girly
Crafting For all Seasons #56 Bingo - middle column - Flowers, digi image, pearls

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Prairie - Today's challenge at Creative Card Crew is "The Great Outdoors." I just couldn't resist this background paper with Crafty Sentiments, Spring Amy. I think she looks like she could be a little girl from the TV series Little House on the Prairie.

Crafty Sentiments, Spring Amy was colored with Copics and cut with a SB.

DP is Paper House 100% country. All papers were inked with Vintage Photo distress inks.

The "wheat" was growing wild in the empty lot next to my house. I cut it and used a fixative so that it won't fall about over time.

Deconstructing Jen #107 Sketch
Challenges 4 Everybody #24 Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenges #11 Anything Goes

Monday, July 8, 2013


Lollipop - We have a new sketch at Seems a Little Sketchy. I love this sketch. It is a great one to use. And as we are a fortnightly challenge, you have 2 weeks to get it in. I love sketch challenges that are fortnightly. This way I don't have to wait till the last minute to get my DT projects in.
This sketch is a particularly great one to inter as we have 3 sponsors and that means 3 winners. Di's Digi Stamps, The Robin's Nest and Crafty Sentiments!

Here is the sketch.

My image is Harriet by Crafty Sentiments. Isn't she a doll? I colored her with Copics and added the clouds with Tumbled Glass distress ink and a template that I got from Heather's Hobbie Haven. Look on the left side bar to find the template.

My DP is Recollections, Punch is SU, and the sentiment is Miss Elizabeth's.

Lori Boyd 2 #50 Summer Fun
Fairytale - Challenge Blog #71 Favorite colors - I love pink and I really like it with green
ABC-Challenge Q for quite a few layers
Emerald Faeries #45 Happy Birthday

Saturday, July 6, 2013


Birds - Today at One Stop Craft Challenge we have everyone's favorite challenge - Anything Goes!!!!

I made these sweet little stick pins and holders for a stick pin swat at CDAC. I had to make 8 for it, this time. Our theme is summertime. I thought of these sweet little birds flying around the flowers.

The sweet little charm is Shrink Art using Darcie's Vintage Trinkets. Darcie has done all the work. I just printed out the charms that I wanted. Then cut them out, punched out a jump ring hole and shrunk. The hard part was adding the jump rings.

The "card" is another of the clip art images. The colors are soft because the color intensives when shrunk. But this time I was printing on cardstock, so they are soft colors. The bird is another image on the CD. I cut around them and stacked 2 foam pop-ups and pushed the bins through them.

The stick pin with the blue crystal head, I bought at Pizzazz Aplenty. Judy has the best choice of stick pins that I have seen. Her prices are really good and she even ships overseas.

The fun part is picking beads. It is amazing how many beads there is on the market. My DDIL gave me some of these beads for Christmas.

Crafty Calendar Challenge Wings
Crafty Bloggers Network #13 Metal
Challenges 4 Everybody #23 Anything goes
Pile it on Challenge #26 Bling
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #177 Summertime
Paper Take Weekly Anything Goes
Clear it Out Challenge Make someones Day - this will make 7 peoples day! and Sparkly
Crafts and Me Challenge #138 Anything Goes

Friday, July 5, 2013

Dress Form

Dress Form - I have a real simple card for you today.  My designer paper is Milissa Frances that was inked with Frayed Burlap distress ink. The brown paper is a glitter paper. It is gorgeous in real life.

My dress form is Tim Holtz sewing die. The orange tape measure  is The Girls Paperie.

The lily's are Sizzix Susan's Garden. I love this die cut. The flowers are delicate and so life like.

Our challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is stitching or sewing related themes. Our sponsor is Stamping All Day. Come and join us!

Seize the Birthday #20 Sketch
Challenges 4 Everybody #23 Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenge No Squares
Paper Take Weekly Anything Goes
Fab N Funky Challenge #178 No Squares
Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #224 No Squares