Tuesday, December 31, 2013


I hope everyone is ready for a New Year!
I can't wait to see what the New Year has in store for all of us. It's exciting!
Just Inspirational Challenges is having a wonderful new challenge
this week with a very easy theme
What a great way to get your creativity going for the new year.
We are being sponsored this week by a great sponsor

I got to use an absolutely adorable stamp for this project.
I decided to make a baby sleeping sign.

I used some pretty light pink gingham paper and some
DCWV paper from the Sweet Stack.
I hope that you will go over and check out these great stamps!
They are just terrific!
And please join us over at Just Inspirational Challenges.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Got Cocoa?

We are having another fabulous challenge over at Glitter N Sparkle this week.
Use your favorite digi
Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are
Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog



I had such a hard time deciding which digi stamp to use.
But, I finally decided on using this great stamp from Lacy Sunshine.
I really love this stamp!
Every time I see it, I can't help but hear the Hot Chocolate song from
The Polar Express movie. I just love that song!
I colored her with my Copics and then I added some glitter (of course!).
I used a die cut from Spellbinders to cut out the square on the
 Chocolate brown paper.
Then I put the brown paper on some beautiful white glitter paper.
I framed them both with a little bit of Chocolate brown and put them all down
on some Martha Stewart Christmas paper that I got for Christmas.
I hope that everyone will join us over at Glitter N Sparkle for this great challenge.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Chocolate
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Sparkle at Christmas
Catch the Bug - Favorite Christmas Song
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Keep it Clean and Simple

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wrapping Christmas Up

Merry Christmas!!!!
I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
This is my favorite time of year.
This week at Just Inspirational Challenges we are having
one last Christmas challenge.
The theme is
wrapping paper.
Our sponsor this week are
I got to use an absolutely amazing stamp from them.
I decided to make this wonderful gift card holder.
A little bit different kind of wrapping paper, but I needed a gift card holder
I felt this stamp absolutely sums up the reason for this glorious season
I added some beautiful lace and a couple of red satin roses
and a white fabric rose.
I went with more of a simple look for this gift card holder.
Hope you can join us over at Just Inspirational Challenges.
Maybe you can use some of those scrapbooking/card making supplies
you just got for Christmas.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room - My Favorite Things

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Untraditional Christmas Colors

I can't believe Christmas is almost here!
I am soooo excited!
I really look forward to the big family gathering at Christmas. It's just great!
In preparation of Christmas coming, Glitter N Sparkle is having a new completion with a theme of Untraditional Christmas Colors.
Our sponsor this week are

I got to use a great stamp from Crafty Sentiments - Amy Looking Out.
Isn't she cute

I used some great paper with the 12 days of Christmas printed on it, added
a few music notes, a present wrapped in blue, and some white mistletoe.

I hope you will join us at Glitter N Sparkle this week.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Just Inspiration Challenges is having another fabulous challenge with the theme Snow
We are being sponsored this challenge by
I used this wonderful snowman design from Crafty Sentiments.
I added some large snowflakes, some glittered ribbon and paper, a little netting, a rose, and a lot of glitter on my snowman.
I hope everyone will join us over at Just Inspirational Challenges.
I would also like to enter this into the following challenges
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas Wishes Challenge

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The King

In celebration of our Saviour's birth, I decided to make a couple of more tags.
I used an absolutely wonderful Saturated Canary image called The King.
How appropriate for this time of year?
A great reminder of what this season is really all about.
I actually made these tags to hang on a small Christmas tree in my daughter and my Craft Room.  I thought it would be more appropriate than the
other decorations I had to put on it.
This is such a nice stamp by Saturated Canary emphasizing the Baby Jesus.
Just absolutely adorable.
Saturated Canary is having a wonderful challenge right now -
Untraditional Christmas colors.
While everyone is out there last minute Christmas shopping,
I hope that you have patience and understanding.  And I hope that the
stress of the shopping will not outweigh what this season is really about.
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!
I would also like to enter this into the Dream Valley Challenges.

Traditional Colors

Happy Sunday!
Isn't it another beautiful wintery day?
This week over at Glitter N Sparkle we are having a fabulous new challenge
Traditional Christmas Colors
We are being sponsored this week by some wonderful stamp companies.

Delicious Doodles
from Stitchy Bear
I used a wonderful image from Bugaboo for my card this week.
I used the traditional colors of red, green, white, gold, and black.
I also added some pretty fibers, black satin ribbon, and lovely crystals.
I used some of my favorite DCWV glittery paper.
Love the glitter!
I hope you will join us over at Glitter N Sparkle this week.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Sparkle

Happy Friday Everyone!!!
We are having another great challenge over at Craftitude this week.
Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkle
This week we have 2 fabulous sponsors
I had the great pleasure of using a really cute snowman digi
from Digi Darla for my project this week.
I made this cute little guy into a tag, since I am needing
a lot of tags for Christmas this year.
I added some glitter to the snow, and the snowman.
You know my motto: The more glitter the better! 
I hope that you will be able to join us over at Craftitude.
And please check out our wonderful sponsors!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stampin for the Weekend - Use Red

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Angel

Hope everyone is having a beautiful Sunday morning.
We have ice here and it is very cold.
I am already ready for spring, and it isn't even officially winter yet.
All Dressed Up is having a new challenge on their blog right now.
They have some absolutely beautiful stamps. 
And they have just come out with some gorgeous Christmas ones.
I've got their stamps on my Christmas wish list, but I had to go ahead and buy one.  The Angel was just too beautiful not to use for this Christmas.
Of course, so are the other ones.  So, I may have to buy more. :)
I used some really pretty digital paper I found from The DigiChick.
I added some burlap from the DCWV Burlap stack, some gorgeous lace,
and some pretty roses with some diecut vines.
I added some white flocking to the angels wings to give it a pretty feathery look.
It's a little hard to see, but it gives a real nice effect.
I also added a lot of glitter for the dress.
I think this may be one of my favorite stamps.
I would like to enter her into the following challenges:
All Dressed Up - Christmas
Fairies Challenge Blog - Winter/Christmas
Stampin for the Weekend - Use Some Red
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes

Sledding Snowman

We are having a new challenge over at Glitter N Sparkle this week -
Show Us Some Blue!
We are being sponsored this week by
Digi Darla's
The Stamping Chef
These fabulous sponsors have some wonderful digis, I hope
everyone will check out their stores.
I got to use a wonderful stamp from Digi Darla for my project this week.
I used some white glitter cardstock for the snow.
Please join us over at Glitter N Sparkle this week.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Day 7 Christmas Chaos Challenges

Anything Goes
Today's challenge is Anything Goes!
I wanted to make the perfect tag for my husband's present.
My husband loves sweets. And he loves his Chocolate Chip cookies.
So I thought this would be perfect!
This tag is completely all Bugaboo!
I used some fabulous digi paper from Bugaboo with chocolate chip cookies.
I also added a Bugaboo cookie chef stamp.
And the saying is from Bugaboo as well.
"I love you more than chocolate chip cookies"
This is perfect for my husband!
I added a little bit of lace at the bottom as an added touch.
I would like to enter this into the Catch the Bug challenge Day 7 -Anything Goes

Day 6 Christmas Chaos Challenge

Today's challenge is an inspirational challenge using
 today's free image from Bugaboo.
I wanted to make a cute tag for a Christmas present.
I used some paper with a tree.
You can't really see it in the picture to well, but I used
a green, pink, silver, and gold glitter pen to color on the tree and the star.
I would like to enter this into the Catch the Bug Day 6 Challenge.

Day 5 Christmas Chaos Challenges

Day 5 Catch the Bug Christmas Chaos Challenge
Favorite Holiday Treat!
Gingerbread Cookies
Sugar Cookies with sprinkles
Homemade Holiday Chocolates
Spiked Egg Nog
Candy Canes
Fruit Cake
I chose Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles.
Create a project based on the treat recipe you picked:
* Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles - Make your card a shape other than Square or Rectangle, 3 pieces of Bling & Ribbon
I made this cute little Mrs Santa ornament stamp into a cute little
ornament card.
The card can be hung on the tree and used as an ornament as well.
I would like to enter this into the Catch the Bug Day 5 Challenge.
I would also like to enter it into the Party Time Challenge - Merry Christmas

Day 4 Catch The Bug Christmas Chaos Celebration

Day 4 Catch The Bug Christmas Chaos Celebration
Today's challenge at Catch the Bug is Ugly Sweater.
How funny is that!
Dad's Ugly Sweater - Use Blue, Green & Gold + Santa
Mom's Ugly Sweater - Use Red, Green & Yellow + an Angel
Hubby's Ugly Sweater - Use Red, Blue & Cream+ a Reindeer  
My Ugly Sweater - Use Red, Silver & Green + a Snowman
Kiddo's Ugly Sweater - Use Yellow, Blue, Green & Red + a Teddy Bear
I chose my Hubby's Ugly Sweater.
I love this stamp!
It makes me chuckle every time I see it!
I used some great papers from Carta Bella for my background papers.
I used the red, blue, and cream to make a sweater for my reindeer.'
I would like to enter this into the Catch the Bug Challenge Day 4 - Ugly Sweater

Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos Celebration Day 3

Cozy Up By the Fire Recipe Challenge
Pick your FAVORITE way to unwind during the holidays:
Cocoa & Holiday Music
Fuzzy Blanket & a Fire
Egg Nog & a Holiday Movie
Christmas Treats & a Glass of Milk
Take a Nap

I chose Cocoa & Holiday Music.
I love a good cup of hot cocoa and some "White Chrismas" by Bing Crosby.
The recipe for this one is to use the color Chocolate and something Silver.
And one of their new releases.
I used some silver paper and embossed with a pretty swirly design.
I also added some pretty pink glittery ribbon and some pink fabric roses.
I used Copic markers on my pretty little chocolate mouse.
Isn't she darling.  Bugaboo has some really cute stamps.
I would like to enter her into the Catch the Bug Christmas Chaos Challenge 4

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Day 2 Holiday Chaos Celebration Challenge

Every day for 7 days, a new challenge.
Today's challenge is Gift Wrapped.
Anything to do with wrapping a gift.
I decided on a tag since I am making them to go on
 Christmas presents this year.
The picture doesn't really show the rich colors it has.
I used Bugaboo's HoHo stamp and colored it with rich reds, greens, and golds.
I made the black tag and took a gold ink pad and went around the edges.
I also added a little bit of gold glitter, and some crystals.
I would like to enter this into the Catch The Bug challenge.
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Crafts - Anything Goes with a Twist of Giftwrapping
The Shabby Tea Room - Terrific Tags

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ornament Sketch

I just love these Bugaboo stamps; they are adorable.
Catch the Bug is having a great challenge this week. Or should I say challenges?
They have a different one each day for 7 days.
The first one is a sketch challenge.
I used a Bugaboo ornament stamp for this one.
I used Echo Park Paper - Very Merry Christmas.
I added some beautiful ribbons and I was done. Nice and Simple.
I would like to enter this into Catch the Bug Challenge - Day One - Sketch

Cute As A Button Cake

I can't believe it is the first of December already!
I just had a great Thanksgiving, birthday,  and now I am ready for Christmas!
I haven't had much time to do a lot of paper crafting lately, but
I have had some time to do a little baking.
I made a white chocolate cake today and I couldn't decide how to decorate it, so I tried something a little different.  I printed out one of my mother's digi stamps
from All Dressed Up.  This is one of their freebies, but it is just so darn cute. :)
I used this stamp the other day on a card, and loved it so much,
I decided to put it on a cake.
This is the card I used the stamp on.
And this is the cake I made.
I really love this stamp.
I would like to enter this into
 All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes.
 Dream Valley Challenges - Anything But A Card.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Add a Button!

This week Craftitude has a new challenge
Add a Button.
Our sponsors this week are
Digi Darla
Eureka! Stamps
Finally! The stamps you've been looking for. Eureka rubber stamp company Rubber Stamps, Gold Leaf, Foil, and Glass Beads for Stampin, Scrapbooks, Card Making, and Paper Crafts
I hope everyone will take a minute to check out their stamps.
I made a card using this cute little Digi Darla stamp.
I used some cute Christmas paper that I had stashed away for a while.
I thought this worked pretty good with this cute little cat.
I used a white gel pen on the Santa's hat fur, and of course I added my buttons.
Lastly I added just a little bit of ribbon across the top and bottom.
Please join us over at Craftitude this week.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


I made a birthday present for my daughter, but I still needed a card.
I used some really cool stamps from Saturated Canary.
I used the "picture frame" stamp from Bugaboo to
enhance the Saturated Canary Stamps. 
I took several different stamps and cut them down to fit the photo frames. 
 I picked out the stamps that seemed to fit my daughter's personality the best.

I used DCWV Tradewinds Stack and some great Burlap paper from
DCWV Burlap Stack.  I love these stacks!
I added a burlap rose, some buttons, and a couple of vintage brads.
My daughter really loves vintage things, so I thought it fit her well.
I distressed the card for an added touch.  I love the distressed look.
I used a file to rough up the edges, and I curled some of the edges.
I also unraveled the edges of the burlap paper.
I LOVE the Saturated Canary saying that I used for the inside.
This is a beautiful saying for all girls.
These pictures really represent all that my daughter is:
she fishes and hunts and loves the outdoors, bakes, clogs (dances), beauty pageants, helps on the farm, loves campfires and bonfires,
and is a great help to me always.  I am very proud of her.
She is one of a kind, and I wanted to make a one of a
 kind card for her to represent her. 
I would like to enter this into the Saturated Canary Challenge - Distressed and Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Frame A Female

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

My Favorite Things

This week is my daughter's birthday.
I wanted to make something really special for her birthday.
So, I decided on an explosion box.
Since one of her favorite things is baking, I had to buy some
new House Mouse stamps for the occasion.


Since her #1 best selling cake is White Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (and yes, it is even better than it sounds), I colored the chocolate chips white for white chocolate. 
I also added some glitter to the cake.
I used sky blue glittering H20's for the water in the measuring cup.
I also added some white flocking to the bowl to look like flour.
I used DCWV Chateau Lavender Stack.
I wanted to make it a little extra special, so I took a picture of a sign that we had made for our kitchen that says "Holly & Faith's kitchen".  Then I printed it out on cardstock, cut it out and attached it to the box.  I thought that would add a really nice personalization to the box.
I can't wait for her to open it!
I would like to enter this into the House Mouse Challenge - My favorite things, Cute Card Thursday - Anything But a Card,
and Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes