Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
This weeks challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs is of course Halloween.
Halloween is not my favorite holiday, but I do love those
Sassy witches and mummy's!
For my project this week, I couldn't decide which witch to use:
Sassy Witch or Honey Witch.
So, I used them both!
I decided to make my daughter and I matching bookmarks.
She got the Honey witch, and I got the Sassy Witch.

I added some purple Karen Foster Halloween paper to a
Paper Studio Kraft Tag to make the bookmark.
I even cut out the bat and the spider out of the paper for my the Honey Witch.
I used my all time favorite Martha Stuart lace punch for the bottom.
I thought that would add a nice touch.
For the top of the bookmark, I added some fabulous eyelash yarn
and some other cool ribbon type things. 
I really love this look.
Please join them over at Sassy Studio Designs this week for this great challenge

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Halloween
2 Sisters Challenge - Cute N Spooky
Alphabet Challenge - S is for Scary
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Halloween
Red Carpet Studios - Hocus Pocus

Sunday, October 27, 2013


This weeks challenge over at Glitter N Sparkle is add some black.
I had this great image of a graduate from Sassy Studio Designs that I had never used , and I thought this would be a great opportunity to use it.

I used some red and black cardstock and a little piece of CONGRATULATIONS paper I had saved up.
Next I decided a tassel in our school colors would be a great addition, so I made one to add a little something extra to the card.
Please join us over at Glitter N Sparkle this week for this great challenge!

Saturday, October 26, 2013


Happy Early Halloween!
Sassy Studio Designs is having a great stamp release today.
The new stamps are just awesome!
They are having a blog hop today to help celebrate.
So, if you are coming from Kim, you're on the right track.
If you haven't come from Kim, you might want to start at Sassy Studio Designs.
This month they have release some totally great images.
I got to use Winifred  Sanderson from Disney's Hocus Pocus.
Doesn't she look fabulous?!
We did a Halloween Bingo! card.  Love this idea!
I used some satiny black ribbon and some pretty sparkly purple ribbon.
I added some black glittery "ribbonny" type sticker to the purple ribbon.
And since I really love Bling, I added some grayish and black
crystals to the skulls eyes.  I thought it would be cool to add another dimension.
Next I took some of my favorite lace and sprayed it with Heide Swapp Color Shine Black Velvet to color it black.
Lastly I took a scrap of black eyelash yarn and wrapped it around the saying.
I used DCWV Spooky stack. This was the perfect Halloween stack for this image.
I am really excited about these new images.
Next on the hop is Sara.  She has some fabulous inspiration in store for you.
As well as all of these great DT members.
 NEXT ---------> Sara

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Halloween
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts - Favourite Things
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Halloween Colors
Sweet Pea Stamps - One Sweet Challenge - Things That Go Bump in the Night
Hiding In My Craft Room - Color It
Cute Card Thursday - Spooktacular
Southern Girls Challenge - Shine On
Crafting By Designs -  Anything Goes Purple and Orange
Alphabet Challenge - S for Scary
 Cupcake Inspiration - Halloween
Creative Fingers - Inspired By The Movies (Hocus Pocus)
Ribbon Carousel - Halloween
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Halloween Colors

THANKS to all of these great blogs for offering
 some wonderful challenges and inspiration!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Make It Your Own

This week Sassy Studio Designs is having another really great challenge
You get to choose what challenge you want to do from all the previous challenges they have ever done.
How cool is that?!
So, of course I had to go back and look at them all!
Wow! These DT members are fabulous!
After going thru them all, I decided on the THINK PINK theme.
I used Sassy Studio Designs Sock Hop Sweetie 2. 
I have had been dyeing to use this one!
And I bought this really cute 6x6 paper pad while on vacation
called Authentique - Sweetness collection.
I used my music note punch at the bottom and a record.
I added some super cute eyelash yarn, pink dotted ribbon, and some
sparkly black glitter ribbon to the top of the tag.
I hope you will join them at Sassy Studio Designs for this weeks challenge.

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:
Artistic Impressions - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Dress Me Up
Parade Your Crafts - Pink Parade Challenge

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tag It!

Happy Tuesday!
We are having another great challenge over at Just Inspirational Challenges.
This weeks challenge is Tags and is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.
I wanted to make something with the Sassy Studio Designs
Snowman Pinup stamp.
I started with making a tag, then added some snowflakes
 to put on a Christmas card.
I added some lace and glittered snowflakes.
I used a black gel pen for the boots.
And of course I had to add a little more bling, so I added
some crystals to the side of the tag.
I hope everyone will join us over at Just Inspirational Challenges this week.
Our DT members have created some wonderful inspiration for this challenge.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monochromatic Blues

Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Are you ready for the start of another week?  I think I am.
I wanted to share a new challenge that is starting over at the
Love To Scrap! Challenge blog this week.
Their challenge this time is Monochromatic.
This one can sometimes make you think a little harder, but they are a lot of fun!
I have the great privilege of being the guest designer over at the 
Love to Scrap! Challenge blog this month. 
I have really enjoyed it!
This is my take on this new challenge.
I used shades of blue paper and added some blue ribbon and some pretty crystals.  I used my Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch to make a nice lace affect
The stamp I used I thought was perfect with all the gifts.
I also took some blue paper and paper pieced her skirt and 2 of the gifts.
I have stamped the inside of the card with:
Something Old
Something New
Something Borrowed
Something Blue
Hope you will join them over at Love To Scrap! Challenges.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Count Dracula - All Dressed Up!

I don't usually do Halloween, but this image is soooo cute!
I couldn't wait to make something with it.
This adorable image is Bubblehead Dracula from Bugaboo Stamps.
Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring the wonderful challenge

These stamps are so much fun! And adorable!
I just love these!
Isn't he just adorable?!
I used some papers from my stash, some Karen foster papers, and
I used some great digi papers from Stitchy Bear.
The colors are just wonderful!
I cut out 2 embellishments using the Epiphany Craft circle punch
and added the bubble cap to the top.
I hope everyone can come over and visit us at Glitter N Sparkle challenge.
This is a great place to get some fabulous inspiration from
the other DT members and our great entries.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges - Dress Me Up
Catch The Bug - Bingo (Punch, Orange, Black)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Color Inspiration
Catered Crop - Use Orange
Paper Nest Dolls - Halloween
Parade Your Crafts - Halloween
Lori Boyd Designs - Black, Orange, and Your Choice)
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Halloween Colors
Cupcake Inspirations - Halloween

Friday, October 18, 2013


I hope everyone is ready for another great challenge over at Craftitude.
This week we are having a SPOOKY themed challenge.
Our sponsor this QKR Stamps.

I used a cute flying witch QKR stamp.
I thought she was just adorable.
I know it's supposed to be spooky, so I added a
glittering black bat and a full moon.   That's about as spooky as I get, I guess.
I used some DCWV papers and some Karen Foster Halloween papers.
Please join us over at Craftitude this week for this great challenge.

Use It Tuesday - Scrap, Pieces, Odds, & Ends
One Sweet Challenge - Things That Go Bump In The Night
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Halloween 
 Lori Boyd Designs - Black, Orange, Your Choice
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything goes

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hope everyone is having a great evening.
I wanted to share a card I created using this week's sketch
If you have been on this blog before, then you probably know we really like
the sketches off the Sweet Stop site. They are just great.
And this one, I think, may be one of my favorites.

I made this birthday card for a good friend of mine from church.
Since she loves purple, I looked through all my paper stash to find
some purple papers.  After finding the Happy Birthday paper, the
other papers just fell into place.
I made the tag using one of my Stampology Autumn Leaves
and the "Birthday Wishes" is from Inkadinkado Chelsea Sentiments collection.
I added one of my favorite little purple buttons for an extra touch.
I would like to enter this into the Sweet Stop Challenge this week.
I would like to enter these challenges as well:


Hope everyone is having a great Thursday today.
We're more than halfway thru the work week, which is excellent!
This week Sassy Studio Designs is having a really cool challenge.
Use your team colors.
Their design team has some wonderful inspiration.  As always!
I used one of my favorite Sassy Studio Designs stamp - Daphne.
Since my daughter is on a dance team, I decided to use their team colors.
Black, Red, and White.
And since their team name is Star Power, I added some gold glitter stars.
Star Power is a clogging team which is really cool.
And if you don't know what clogging is, it is a mixture of
tap and Irish Step dancing.  Lots of energy and very fun to watch.
You can check out a video of them here. This is where they performed a more
traditional dance at Silver Dollar City in Branson MO over summer break.
I thought this would be a great "card" to add to the teams scrapbook album.
Hope you can join them over at Sassy Studio Designs this week.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Think Pink!

It's October and it's time again for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
This is something very important to all women.
And not just in October, but all year long.

Just Inspirational Challenges is having a month long challenge for October -
Pink OR Halloween.
You should drop by and check it out.
We also have another challenge going on using feathers.
I wanted to make a card this week for Pink Challenges that
I could actually set up on my desk.
I used the sketch challenge from The Sweet Stop for my inspiration.
I used an adorable stamp from Bugaboo Stamps. 
She may have just become one of my favorites.
I used some great papers from Authentique and from Lost & Found.
I added some wonderful fabric roses to match JJ's hat.
And some really pretty lace with pink roses on it.  It seemed just perfect.
I had some of my favorite pink and white fabric roses that I just had to use.
I also a couple of pink brads for an additional touch.
The more I look at it, the more it is becoming one of my favorites.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug - Think Pink
JellyPark Friends - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - 3 or More Layers
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Inspirational Challenges - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz Challenges - Anything Goes
Parade Your Craft - Pink Parade Challenge
Quirky Crafts - Favorite Things

Autumn Blessings - Give Thanks!

Hope everyone is having a great day today!
We have beautiful weather here, and I am off work.  WOOHOO!!!
I wanted to make something for my mother today, so I made her a bookmark.
Since she loves to read so much, I thought this would be perfect.
And Fall/Autumn is her favorite season, and colors, I went with
and Autumn Blessings theme.
I used this adorable Bugaboo Stamp - Girlz Autumn Blessings which I just bought.  I also happens to be on sale right now over at Bugaboo Stamps.
These stamps are just wonderful!!
I used DCWV Timeless Treasures Stack paper to glue down on my Kraft Tag.
Then I added a yellow half circle for my sun, and of course my colored stamp.
For the top of my tag, I added some brown, blue, and orang eyelash yarn, some orange ribbon, and some pretty glittery brown ribbon for some added sparkle.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Thankful For Autumn
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Use It Tuesday - Scrap, Pieces, Odds, and Ends
JellyPark Challenges - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Blog - Fall or Halloween

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Add Some Orange

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
I have been having some computer trouble this weekend,
but it's still been pretty good.
We have another great challenge over at Glitter N Sparkle going on.
Very appropriate for this month.
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We are being sponsored this week by
Digi Darla
Digi Darla's
Sandi's Samples
The Stamping Chef
The Stamping Chef
I used a Stamping Chef stamp called Winter Cocoa.
Isn't she just adorable?!
I used some DCWV paper for the Pink Argyle and Lime Green.
I also added some white satin ribbon, some orange polka dotted
ribbon and some pretty pink flower lace.
And of course I had to add a little sparkle!
So there is glitter in the hat.
I just love the way she winks!
 I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Thankful or Autumn
 Divas By Design - 3 or More Layers
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Friday, October 11, 2013

Steampunk Victoria

I have decided to try something new today.
I have never made a Steampunk card before, so I thought I would make one.
I was inspired by Cupcake Inspirations challenge this week.
I used DCWV La Bella Rouge Stack - red papers.
And I used this great stamp from Sassy Studio Designs, which
have become some of my favorite digi stamps, Steampunk Victoria.
I used Tim Holtz gears die cut, and a Spellbinders - Fancy Tags die.
I used a Technique Tuesday stamp, yes a real honest to goodness clear stamp, to stamp the "Get It In Gear".
I also added a pretty lace doily and flower to add a feminine touch.
I think the black lace look adds a nice touch.
The paper matches the red in the frame better than the picture turned out.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Vintage Wedding Wishes!

Happy Friday!
Ok, it's really Thursday, but as I am off work tomorrow, it's my Friday.
More time to craft!
Speaking of crafting.  I am sooo very excited to say that I was chosen to be the Guest Designer for Sassy Studio Designs for the month of October.
I really love their stamps, so this was a great honor for me.
If you haven't used them, you really need to go and check them out.
They are fabulous!
I have used their stamps for a lot of different projects.
I used their Princess themed stamps for a Disney scrapbook I created.
They are just really nice stamps.  Please just take a minute to visit their blog.
This is my first challenge as a Guest Designer for Sassy Studio Designs, and I wanted to do something really pretty.
I needed a wedding card, and this current challenge was perfect for that.
This weeks challenge is a 1, 2, 3 Challenge.
You need to use 1 piece of lace, 2 sparkly items, and 3 deco papers.
2 sparkly items - right up my alley! And lace.  Totally me!!
I used the Sassy Fashionista Bella Bride stamp for my card.
Isn't she just beautiful?
I used my Lost and Found - Union Square paper pad.
Isn't it perfect for a vintage look?
I created some matching flowers with a little sparkly bling in the middle.
And my second sparkly thing was the glitter I used on the bride and her flowers.
As anyone who has ever read my blog knows,
I am a HUGE glitter and sparkle gal!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge Blog  - Vintage Shabby Chic
Crafting By Design - Use Lace or Ribbon
Cards Und More - Sparkle & Bling

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know it's not close to Thanksgiving yet, but I am really not
a Halloween type of gal.  So I wanted to get a jump on Thanksgiving.
I have been seeing all these great Fall things going on lately
and it has really put me in the mood.
I got my sketch inspiration from the MoJo Monday blog.
Which of course I love.

 I used my DCWV Timeless Texture stack.  This stack has a lot of great colors in it.
I used a really cute Bugaboo stamp.  I mean, really, how cute is she?
I used my colored pencils to color the stamp. 
I like the look of the muted colors the colored pencils provide.

I made a little orange flower by distressing it, and added a cute little button.
I really like these colors together, they make me feel warm inside.  
I really love the coolness of Fall.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
MoJo Monday Card Sketch Challenge
Catch The Bug
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge
Dream Valley Challenges
Mema's Crafts
2 Sisters Challenge Blog
Created With Love Challenges
Creative Moments

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monster Chic!!

I am really excited to announce that I am now on the Design Team for
Just Inspirational Challenges!!!
How cool is that?!
Just Inspirational Challenges is having a great challenge this week.
Their Sponsor for this challenge is Dr Digi's House of Stamps.
and the inspirational photo is
Pretty cool challenge!  I don't usually use feathers, so I was pretty
excited about getting to do something a little different.
I chose Dr Digi's "Made For Each Other" stamp for my  MONSTER CHIC card.
I really like this stamp!

I used some papers from the Halloween collection from Karen Foster.
I made some cool Monster Chic roses with a black crystal brad for the center.
I added the wonderful feathers and some beautiful lace.
I colored the feathers and the lace with some
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Black Velvet that I borrowed from my daughter.
I also added a metal key to add to the chic look.
The castle is made out of black glitter paper that I hand cut.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Paper Pretties - Use Purple, Green, and Orange 
Card Makin' Mamas - Trick or Treat
Sweet Pea Stamps-One Sweet Challenge - Things that go bump in the night
Cute Card Challenge - Signs of Distress (I distressed my flowers)
Created With Love Challenges - Any Holiday
 Hiding In My Craft Room - Halloween Colors 

Monday, October 7, 2013


I am really excited today!
I have been chosen to be the Guest Designer for the
I have never been a guest designer before!
Love to Scrap! is a great challenge blog.  Lots of Fun!!!
Their challenge this week is a really fun one.  The theme is Recipe!
3 Papers (plain or patterned)
2 Flowers
1 Diecut
They are being sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps.
If you haven't used any of the Bugaboo stamps,
you really need to check them out.  They are just so darned cute!!!
I chose a really cute stamp from them to make a birthday card.
I used DCWV Sweet Stack papers and another paper from my stash of many.
I used buttons (4 seemed appropriate to go with the Recipe Challenge)
from my Grandmother's stash of old buttons.
I used 2 beautiful roses and I used a tag diecut to make the cupcake tag.
Then I added some glittery brown ribbon to the tag.
And of course, this lovely digi stamp from Bugaboo.
Isn't it just adorable?!  I think this is one of my favorites!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge Blog - Song Inspired (Sugar)