Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sketch Challenge at ODBD

Hello all!  I have not been posting (or even on my computer, for that matter) for quite a while. My computer has been down with blue screens and crashes. It drove me crazy, but I am happy to say that I finally fixed it ALL BY MY LITTLE SELF! Lol.  I am kind of proud of myself for doing that, too - can't you tell?  Big Smile.  Anyway, I am in a hurry because I got everything fixed in time to make a card for the latest challenge at Our Daily Bread.  This time they had a sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:

Sometimes I have trouble with sketch challenges, but I was pretty happy with the way this one turned out. The image I used is from ODBD.  It is from their Cat Sympathy Set. I love the kitty image. I colored it with Copics and cut it out with a Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Die,  The little sentiment came from ODBD's Rose Bouquet Set.  Here is my card that I'm posting at the very last minute! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!


Friday, July 11, 2014


Good morning everyone!  I am so happy that everything worked out, and I am actually back here posting as quickly as I had hoped! However, I am not saying another word about that - just gonna count my blessings ONE day at a time. Lol.  So today I have a card I made using a really pretty fairy image from Wee Stamps called Spring Bringer.

 I love this stamp. I have actually had it quite a while and have made several cards with it. It is so pretty in any color palette you choose. The stamp is designed by Sylvia Zet and is now available as a digi. I don't THINK that was the case when I bought it. If you are interested in purchasing the digi version or any other of Sylvia's adorable digi images, click on this link HERE.

 I colored the image with my Copics, but I used Smooch inks on her wings to give them that soft, glittery look that Smooch gives. I cut the image out with Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles. The sentiment came from the FELICITY rubber stamp set, which is part of Angelica and friends Collection from Crafter's Companion. I also used a Spellbinder's die to cut out the sentiment, which I popped up with foam tape. I added some bling and some little roses from my stash.  I adhered the Radiant Rectangle with foam tape to a background I made using gesso, gelatos, and glimmer mists in various colors, along with some beaded medium. It was so much fun playing with all the different textures and colors to get the background! I hated to cover it up at all. Here is a closeup. Sorry I didn't think to take the pic before i adhered everything to it!

If you have any questions about the background, please leave your question in the comments. I will get back to you as soon as I can. If you haven't tried playing with a mixed media type page, you really should. You can get really creative making textures with all sorts of things lying around your house. It's a good way to see what colors and what type of inks, paints, mists etc. blend well together. Make notes about what you used, and then you'll have the info for future projects!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Fairies
Pile It On - Add Flowers
Aud Sentiments Challenges - Anything Goes plus DT call!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Please leave comments - I really appreciate it!

Saturday, July 5, 2014


I hate to make such a quick post after taking such a long "leave of absence" from my blog, but I spent the day (and night) with 4th of July activities that were so much fun that I lost track of time, and one of the challenges I am entering will be closing shortly. So here is the card I made for 3 Summertime Challenges:

I just love the image I used for this card. She is a digi made by Sherri Baldy and called "Bloomin Garden Bestie". I love all of the Bestie images, and this is one of my favorites  I printed her on white cardstock, colored her with Copics, then fussy cut her and used foam tape to adhere her to yellow cardstock.  I took this panel along with some clouds I fussy cut from some dp in my stash and adhered these to Graphics 45 designer paper from the Secret Garden collection. I also added some bling, butterflies, and butterfly trim from my stash. I punched out more yellow cardstock and adhered glitter letter stickers to it for the sentiment, which was adhered with foam tape. Finally, I added two paper flowers that I made myself. I was pretty happy with how they turned out. Here is a closeup:

I actually call these paper roses. I made them using dp from my stash that I diecut using the Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Flower Garland die. If you would like any information about how these are made, please feel free to ask in the comments. They lie more flat than other flowers I have made like this, and so are much better for using on cards - especially if they are to be mailed!  The edges of these were inked, and I finished them with a glitter spray. The camera doesn't do justice to the subtle shine from the spray I used. Sorry I don't have time to look for specific info, but again, please ask, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Besties Challenge Blog  - Summer Days

Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Summertime

Pile It On  - Outdoor Fun

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope to be back on a regular basis - but that's ALL I'm going to say. Lol

Saturday, June 29, 2013

If you haven't heard, Google Reader will be shut down on July 1, 2013. If you follow me on Google Connect, you need to find another service to keep getting updates of your favorite blogs. If you would like to continue following this blog, please click on the Bloglovin Button on my sidebar  or on the link here: Follow my blog with Bloglovin. I know I haven't posted much (to say the least!) lately, but this should be changing this weekend. I've had many plans in the works, and now I'm ready to start sharing with you again! So I do hope you will bear with me and continue to follow my blog! I do want to share a card I made for a friend's dad who is a fan of all things western and of the movie, Tombstone. Actually, I didn't know where I would find some of the images I needed, but Doodle Pantry came through for me! They had the perfect images! I really love their digis! Go by and have a look at their store. So here is the card:

Sorry I didn't have time to crop the picture. The gun and the quote at the bottom are from  Doodle Pantry. To tell the truth, I didn't even know that the quote was from Tombstone or what it even meant until my son told me! lol  The star is from a stamp in my stash that i stamped, heat embossed and cut out. The alpha for DAD was also in my stash, and the western paper with the hat and boots is from Paper House.  I thought both went perfectly with the western theme. I added some gold stars and some thick string that I attached with a wire. I was pretty happy with the way that turned out! I just have to show you the inside of the card, too.

The saddle is on the top half of the card when it's opened. I just had to put is somewhere! I thought it was so cute! It's an image from Doodle Pantry, which I printed, colored with Copics and cut out. The bottom half of the card has more paper from Paper House, with the cowboy sentiment from Doodle Pantry and Father's Day stamps plus a red star brad from my stash. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back soon, and I hope you will too!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring Has Sprung! (Rumor Has It)

I cannot believe it has been so long since I have posted anything at all to my blog! I would start explaining the reasons for this terrible negligence, but I can't even remember that many excuses!  So I will just act like this never happened and go on my merry way.  Today that means that I am posting a card for Our Daily Bread Designs current challenge which is about Spring, AND the stamps used are to be ODBD stamps.  I was so happy to make a card about Spring. It is spring here in East Tennessee, of course, but you sure could have fooled most of us!  So a spring card may help cheer us all up!

The lovely sparrow image and the sentiment is from the ODBD set Sing To The Lord.  I just love this set! I colored the image with Copics, cut it out with Spellbinders Scalloped Circles die, and used Baby Blue Stickles around the edges. I added some flowers and bling from my stash. The base card is white with some lovely pastel pink, blue, and green flowered dp adhered. You can tell I love my embellies! I added some lovely pale ribbon roses and pearls to the base of the card, stamped the sentiment using Distress Ink on cardstock that I had sprayed with Glimmer Mist.  The top of the card has a brad bar that I have had FOREVER, but it seemed just perfect to attach the blue lace that runs down the middle of the card. I adhered my die cut image with 3D foam, and finished up with some blue gemstones, pink pearls, and a couple of butterflies from my stash. Whew!  That's a lot of bling, I know! lol

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you will go by Our Daily Bread Designs and have a look at the amazing inspiration from the DT and all the other entries! 

Have a blessed day!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy Bird Thank You Card

Oh my goodness. I am almost embarrassed to post - it has been so long! At least I can honestly say it was on purpose. I was so busy making things to sell or give as gifts for Christmas that I decided to focus on only that for a while.  Since then, I have had some pretty serious dental work, and I definitely wasn't in the creating mood!! Now things are back to normal ( normal as they can be in my life! lol).

So this will be a very quick post. I made a thank you card for a wonderful friend who gave me a fabulous Christmas gift of  subscriptions to 2 magazines I love. How sweet was that?! So I remembered that I had this darling HAPPY BIRD digi stamp that was a freebie from Doodle Pantry.  It turns out that this week the theme of their challenge is to simply use one of their images! So I am trying to post this quickly, because I have to get this in on time! So here is my card:

Isn't this birdie adorable?  The designer cardstock is from My Mind's Eye "Fine and Dandy Girl" collection. The diecut is a Spellbinder's Nesties Label. I directly inked it with several pink inks that I played with until I got what I wanted.  I printed the birdie, colored with Copics, cut out, and attached with Popdots. The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly. I stamped it on a diecut in my stash, and attached it with 3D Dots too.  The "so happy" phrase is from one of the Lost and Found Two sets. I distressed and inked the edges of the dp and added some rhinestones for some bling.

Now here is the inside of the card, which finishes it off perfectly for my friend.

The "for being" are alpha stickers from my stash, and the "so tweet" is a cute little individual stamp from Snag 'Em Stamps.

I hope you like this card. As I said, I am entering it (at the last second!) to Doodle Pantry Challenge 19.  They have the cutest stamps there. I am going to frequent their shop, no doubt!  Thanks for stopping by, and I will be back much more quickly this time!