Thursday, December 22, 2011


HI all, another challenge is upon us and I decided to use a "photo stamp" . I stamped on glossy paper and touched up wih copics to give it an old feel.. I then used scraps that I had laying around and put to use the beaded oval from spellbinder. Finished it all off with some misting of Tattered Angels Spray. Come over to DUTCHDARE and show us your shimmer creations

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Here's my new card for Dutch Dare, the theme for this one is "winged things". My digi stamp was graciously provided to me by sweet n sassy stamp co. Check them out they have an amazing assortment of digis as well as other terrific products. Come and join the challenge at Dutch Dare , show us your interpretation of winged things.
Hope you like what I've done, please don't hesitate to leave  a comment .Enjoy.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Winter Blues

Whew, I am so glad this weekend is over! Open house at My LSS , did a make and Take there, cleaned out my Garage ( i neede to get my cars out of this blasted rain) red up the attic, and made and prepped a card for my class tonight. I call it Winter Blues , but this makes me smile. Join me at Simply Scrapbooks this evening at 5:00pm and make this card using Memory Box stamp and die.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

DT try out

I just tried out for a new stamp company, to be on their DT. I hope they like my stuff.
On another note, as soon as my LSS 's open house is over( this sat.) I will have more time to create and post moree goodies.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

recipe for a card

Egads, the time has gotten away from me. What with remodeling my kitchen ( I know ,dumb time of year to do this) hosting Thanksgiving dinner for 19 people, working Black Friday, and getting ready for my local scrapbook store's Open House , completely missed I had a DT challenge due. Oh well, better late than never. Over at DutchDare the challenge was a card Recipe with the stamping boutique (adorable digis)
Use  3  of the following RIBBON,IMAGES,PATTERN PAPER,LAYERS OR BRADS, BUTTONS ,BLING. I used a bunch , coulldn't help myself. come over and join in the fun.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Awesome weekend

I had an incredible weekend , Friday , all day was cropping . I stayed late into the night cropping and talking . The last hours were spent with a lovely lady named Stacy , everyone else had left, we were the lone "night owls". Saturday it started all over again , just as pleasant as the day before but with a much more full house. More great ladies showed up and shared their individual talents and resources. Food and more food along with football. I got my Christmas cards just about finished as well as a project or two completed. All in all it was a relaxing weekend with memorable ladies.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I have been busy putting together cards and projects for various purposes. This is not only my DT card for but it is also a kit that will be made available for the Open House at Simply Scrapbooks on December 3rd.
We had to use punches or dies and this is what I came up with. A pretty nifty little gift box or frame , you choose.I used spellbinders lacey square , classic square, a Martha Stewart punch, corner rounder and a PAPER STUDIO holly corner punch. the stamps are Darcie's WINTER PIN PAL STAMP SET.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Merry Christmas from under the sea

The most recent Dutch Dare card challenge asks that we choose from an assortment of provided digis, to complete the pearls and swirls challenge. Well , I decided to do the mermaid in holiday colors just to show you that a stamp doesn't have to have a singular purpose ie.,, mermaid for a summer card. This little gal is bringing joy from the sea!  Fished up from over at The Stamping Boutique and incorporated into this weeks' design ,here she is. I hope you like her and she encourages you to play along with us @Dutch Dare.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday night class

I had an amazing class tonight , 33 card kits made and 33 card kits sold. Yes , that means there were as many people at the class. Wow, it was exhausting but a lot of fun. I had a wonderful group of women to share the evening with, and make a card.
I appreciate them all being there , here's to another Monday like tonight.
Thanks everyone.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Fall has definitely arrived ( in my cards), the following is my new card for Dutch Dare using sweet and sassy stamps. I colored the pumpkin patch with prismacolor pencils and used kraft paper and scraps that I had. The little pumpkins on the side border are from a stamp -LUNI.
This is a sketch challenge, which I like because it kind of takes the thinking out of the picture. All you have to do is find paper and a stamp.
Please join in with us over at Dutch Dare and let us see what marvelous creation you can concoct.
Thanks for stopping by , please feel free to comment.

Monday, October 3, 2011

cards cards and more cards

I have had an awesome weekend. My downstairs is 90% complete, the floors and kitchen look great. It looks like a new house . Removing the dropped ceiling in the kitchen and cabinets opened the downstairs up. and having a uniform floor through most of the first floor made a great difference. So while they were finishing up , i made a handful of cards and prepped for my class. It feels good to get something done in my craft room .Here is a little of what I did.These are stamps from

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thanksgiving merry maid

This is my latest card for Dutch dutch dareDare , she is supposed to be a bride I think , but I see her as a renaissance maid. I know, thanksgiving is American , but it's my card.LOL
I used a digi stamp from

and the cricut cartridge Art philosophy
I colored with prismacolor pencils, the paper is memory  box ,blackbird and Simple stories, generations.

I hope you enjoy her and become inspired to visit the challenge.

Have a great day!

Friday, September 23, 2011

ho ho ho

I know it"s too early for some of you, but if we don't get started on our holiday cards early it'll be to late.
Here's my latest for Dutch Dare Design Team.I love to color , and what better image than Santa!

 I am fortunate enough to be able to use digi stamps from di's digis This one is called penguin walk.


Prima flowers: Gillian White (item#553036)
S.E.I. :Silver Valley - stargazing
My Mind's Eye :Lime Twist -out of the blue "BOY" spots paper
Liquid applique
crystal stickles
glossy accents
Red prismatics Bazzill
prismacolor pencils

I hope you enjoy the card and it inspires you to create as well.

Pirate Girl

What a beautiful child. All dressed up for the Renaissance festival.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

monochromatic card

I"ve just done my new card for the DDDT I played  aroun with purples , reds and greens and my wonderful husband told me to go with the green. voila !! Here it is.
using a  digi from

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor Day Monday

I have waited all weekend to be able to play in my craft room. I did get a few cards finished, not as many as I wanted ,but a few just the same.

this was a very fun stamp to color and a fun card to make. I made this oven 3 dimensional to give it alot more "life". Let me know what you think and if you have any questions.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Rich fall color palette

Hi ,I am so excited I just found out I don't have to work on Monday ,which means I get a 4 day weekend . Which means i get 4 days to play with all my new "toys" and should have new cards to put up after then.
Anyway, this is my new card for DutchDare ,I had a beautiful color palette to play off of. I hope you all are inspired to do this challenge , as the colors are awesome.
the paper is Memory Box , the flower is hand made and the DIGI  is from Crafty Sentiments

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Not enough hours in a day

What a busy day, today .I tried all day to get my card done for my class on Mon. And all I was able to do was get the "theme" and colors , as well as the stamp almost finished .
So hopefully I will get it done and posted on the Internet tomorrow(Thursday) hint: it's a pop-up card. Good night.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Just Relax

Hi ,
This is my  latest design for the DDDT  using a digi from the Stamping Boutique.
STELLA ROSE collection HAZEL (mini book)
spellbinders beaded oval

Friday, August 19, 2011

Stamp away

I went to stampaway this past weekend and picked up some awesome stamps .I am working on cards with them and should have them posted soon.
If you've never been to stampaway it's a huge stamp convention held yearly in Cincinnati and hosts 50 some venders. It's amazing, but be prepared to drop a boat load of cash. It's totally worth going.
Be back soon.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


I've got the new card for dutchdare card challenge. I don't want to think I'm stuck in a rut ,but,  dragons keep popping up as suggestions for cards and they are so much fun to color. These little guys are digi stamps from MELJEN design at , Since we had to do a card for kids, what is more fun than playful dragons. Anyway, I hope you enjoy them and they make you smile.
Enjoy your day( or evening).
Smiles ,
I used prismacolor pencils , stickles and Jillibean soup paper ,with bazzill cardstock, spellbinder beaded circle and circle , and die-namics cloud die cuts.

Sunday, July 31, 2011


HI all,
   No excuses, i just haven't been on here. but i do have 2 cards to show you. They are both for the one on the right is a faerie from Thestampingboutique. I used prismacolor pencils and Echo Park "summer days"paper.
The bottom  one is a birthday dragon from Stamping Dragon.
I used prismacolor pencils and MY MINDS EYE"lime twist" also button dies from MY FAVORITE THINGS "die-namics" collection. hope you like them.
And if anyone has a better way than scanning a 3D card ( it doesn"t always scan everything clearly) or tellme how I can better take a photo , I'm all ears.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Monday night card class

Join me next monday July 25th
@ simply scrapbooks to make this card.
I will be using the new Memory box die and matching stamp

4:30 pm - 5:45pm
cost: $2.00 (sign up early)
$ 2.50 ( drop in , day of class)

**** supplies are limited sign up early to be guaranteed a kit.
Bring : basic tool kit, pop dots, white ink pad , dark brown ink pad
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

We all had to kiss a few frogs.....

Hi all,

 I have been a little busy lately and not here, so I have a new card to add and to put on dutchdare
 she was a fun stamp to color.

The Greeting Farm - Princess Ava
Bo Bunny paper
Purple sparkle paper
Crystal Stickers- jewelry collection (Mark Richards)
Hero Arts purple gems
Enjoy, Hope you like her


Thursday, July 7, 2011

birthday "fishes"

Sending birthday "fishes".
Join me at Simply Scrapbooks in Kettering for my Monday night card class.
Monday July 11th
4:30pm - 5:45pm
cost: $2.00 sign up
        $2.50 drop in day of class
We will be "playing" with faber-castell gelatos and water color paper.
bring: basic tool kit , craft mat, glossy accents, watercolor paint brush,heavy duty adhesive, your favorite coloring tools and baby wipes( optional)

** kits are limited sign up early to be guaranteed a card kit.


Here's another card for The theme for this one was Summer Fun. My granddaughter was over for the weekend and had a blast with a red umbrella and the rain (she had on only a pair of shorts over her diaper, so for decency sake :) my stamp is clothed hahaha).She is also obsessed with ducks , baby ducks to be exact, we have a pond that has a family of ducks which she has named ,mama duck, baby duck and dadda duck. Anyway , with that said, this digi " who needs an umbrella " by di's digis, says it all about summer for me (so far ).I used an older paper from memory box,ribbon,glossy accents, colored pencils,metal dots and metal flowers by coorbok,spellbinders' "lacy squares" and paper pieced the umbrella. Hope you like it.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

picnic basket

New card for my DT challenge, I used a digi from the Stamping Boutique for this card plus Jillibean soup paper
Watermelon gazpacho Soup
Hope you like!

Friday, July 1, 2011

A working Saturday

I have to work Saturday morning, so my DT projects have to wait till Sunday to be worked on. I did however finish work on the challenge at Dutch Dare card challenge . I will have to post it tomorrow sometime.
I spent today cleaning and ironing ( yes , I iron . Approximately 15 shirts, several slacks and capris and blouses.) and a little card making. Then my husband and I went to look for deck furniture, a recent hail storm destroyed so much property, and deck furniture was one of them. So I have full coverage replacement insurance and went and replaced it. Next is the roof,gutters,some windows,the deck, garage door and vents on the roof.
I should be back tomorrow or Sunday , till then happy 4th to all my American friends, enjoy your weekend to all.


Hi all,

  I just completed my July challenge for I have a very sweet but ornery
Boston Terrier named Teucer ( pronounced two-sir). That picture was taken the day my husband brought him home to me as a Christmas present, too sweet eh? well he lives up to his breed of TERROR (or terrier aif you will) He is 4 years old now still sweet but terribly active.LOL

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Hi ,

  I have had my granddaughter at the house since Friday afternoon, her mom's been here some of the time ,but I had her overnight. This was her first night in a " big girl " bed, so I had to fall asleep with her for her to stay in bed. So a little while later after she fell SOUND asleep, I inched my way down to the bottom of the bed and very quietly tiptoed my way across the room and as gently as I could opened the door, and hooray she stayed asleep. She went down around 11:00p and awoke at the ungodly hour of 4:30am and wanted to eat. So like a good MaMaw I went downstairs with her and made cherry topped waffles and strawberry milk. 2hrs later we were back in my bed till around 10:00am.
So now I am working on projects that are due for the DTs that I am part of.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

For a unique friend

HI everyone,
I have been super busy lately, what with work, DTs , my wonderful granddaughter, and a recuperating husband, so I have'nt been on the computer let alone blog. hopefully I can get organized soon and be more ontop of things. The following card is one I created for  . The theme was clean and simple and I think I accomplished that.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

new card

I am entering this in the Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Cards for Men-this is also going to be my Monday Night card class that I will do...



Sunday, June 12, 2011

Design teams

Hi, I am so excited ,after entering a few calls for design teams on various blogs, I was invited to join one and be a guest designer on another. It's a good feeling to have what you do be recognized by your peers. I do my paper crafts as a way to relax, I lose myself (and track of time) in my crafting. Please check out and

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Next Monday June 13th , I will be showing how to make this card.
It's a fun card that can be used for a variety of occasions. If you can make it, stop in the store ,
SIMPLY SCRAPBOOKS AT 4:30 Monday ,June 13th.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial day weekend

Whew.... what a busy weekend, worked a crop till late Friday night, got up early to take my granddaughter to the Cincy Zoo ( it was a scorcher, and why are all the hills UPHILL) and Sunday was spent cleaning out the garage and then my youngest daughter and her husband had a cookout (which was yummy ,better so because I didn't have to cook OR cleanup)Today I did a little craft shopping and now to put those items to work. I just wanted to post my latest project,since i always seem to do cards, I thought a LO was due.
The flowers on this LO were made with a new Die-namics die. I just love to scrap my Little Lylli.
Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Today is Sunday , and did I get any crafting done as I planned? No!. There seems to be something else more pressing that needs done, whether it be laundry , sweeping, ironing or babysitting. But better late in the weekend than never , i will get minor things done in my craft room. I put together all  the kits for Monday's class. And now am going to start a scrapbook page.(haven't done one of those in ages)
Thanks for stopping  by.

Monday, May 16, 2011

paper piecing w/ Our Craft Lounge OCL64

Using The Girls Paperie "Vintage Whimsy" Our Craft Lounge  " Anna Mae",glossy accents, prima pearls and circle punches.

Another Monday rears it's ugly head.

As you can surmise I am not a fan of Mondays, that is until I get to work. I actually enjoy working ( I know , how weird is that?) , get to do what I like. I share with other like minded individuals my love of creating something pretty and unique out of paper goods. Mondays are when I have a card class , and spend the evening with many lovely ladies.
 Yesterday I spent the day cleaning my scrap room ( I share the room with a budding crafter, my 2 year old granddaughter), getting rid of chalk fingerprints and ink smears from various surfaces, and getting rid of many colored papers that were repeatedly printed off my Internet connected printer. Yes, my gdaughter can work a printer and knows the Disney website. 

 After the redding up was complete, I began the task of learning how to create flowers from various dies and punches, this is what I came up with.
The rose punch was made using the Mcgill punches and the sunflower was made with the Die-Namics sunflower die.The sunflower was cut from yellow paper and then colored using Tim Holtz distress inks.

Just a little bit of what I enjoy doing , hope you enjoy looking.

After doing a little bit of alot of different crafts I have gone back to what I have always loved. I enjoy coloring , drawing and designing pictures. And thanks to the love and (prodding) of my DH, I am where I belong and am more happy .