Saturday, December 29, 2012


In her honor we are having a blog hop,  you should have arrived here fromCelina's blog  and hop over to Sharon after here. Enjoy ! 

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Awhile back I colored an image by Simply Betty from the Steampunk collection called Clocks, I wanted to do something different than a card with it so I colored 3 more from the Steampunk collection and put them in a frame. I was so pleased with how they turned out ( yes, I am patting myself on the back) a frame seemed appropriate. They were colored with Prismacolored pencils and Gamsol .
 I hope you enjoy looking them over, let me know what you think.

 They are not the best photos ,but you get the idea. I'll try in the morning for better shots.

OOPS, i seem to have totally missed,,,,,,

my DT responsibility this week, better late than never I guess. This
week at Dutch Dare is a Photo Inspiration Challenge ( gorgeous colors) . Stop on by and show us what you can make out of this inspiration,  a wedding card ? a snow card? a winter card? the possibilities are endless. I turned my mistake of forgetfullness into a belated birthday card.

I used the adorable image from Sassy Cheryl ,I think she expresses how I felt when I realized that I had forgotten to do the DT assignment. This weeks' challenge is being sponsored by Kelly ( our extremely tolerant leader , hint hint) Click on her name above to see how she is sponsoring the challenge.

 Designer Paper Winterings ,LYB
  colored w/COPICS
hair and shoes:E30,31,43
dress and bow:B93,95,97
Snowflake dimensionals :
 Jolee's boutique: snowflake repeats
snowflake stamps: Stampin up
Glamour dust
distressed with Distrezz it all
Hope you pop over to the challenge and show us what you did.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Quirky Christmas

Need a place to display those lovely Christmas Cards ? Why not enter them in a challenge at
 Card Makin' Mamas ,, we would love to see what you have designed. And get a chance to win a prize from Tiddly Inks. Here is my contribution to the challenge,, won't you join in?

I used the lovely digi stamp from Betty Roberts' quirky collection ,Candy Cane London which is just one of her Christmas digis.
I have entered her in the following challenges
2.) Christmas Card

The paper is old stock from Echo Park
red nail head gems
colored with Copics
Punch from McGill Mini Petals
This is called a Spring card fold

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Colors

Everyone knows that red and green epitomize Christmas. But what about the other colors of the rainbow? This week at Dutch Dare we ask you to create a card using Non-Traditional colors and our sponsor is Pattie's Creations which is where I got my lovely Christmas Presents digi. Won't you stop by Dutch Dare ( just click on the link above) and enter your christmas card using non traditional Christmas colors.

 Paper is from American Crafts POW
embossed on glossy photo paper

Colored with Primacolor Pencils

Friday, November 30, 2012


Silver and Gold , that's what the new challenge at Card Makin' Mamas is all about. Use Silver use Gold or use both , but make your card primarily silver or gold. The sponsor this challenge is
 Bugaboo stamps. I used the Image WEE ONE FAIRY - BIG STAR.

I used October Afternoon Rocket Age
American Crafts Glitter Paper
Angel Dress and wings Copics B93,95, 97
Dienamics Die  Stars
Spellbinders STAR CIRCLES
Art Institute Fantasy Fiber BELLFLOWER

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Our new challenge at Dutch Dare this week is all about fancy folds. So stop on over and see what the design team has to show. Come on give it a shot , do something outside the box and try a different card fold. We are sponsored by the wonderful Crafty Sentiments and I used the cutie pie MIA. My fold is called the SURPRISE POP-UP CARD .

 This was  colored with copic markers.
COAT: E08,09, R59
TIGHTS: YR23,Y28, YG95
HAIR: E34, 35,37,39
SKIN: E000, 00, 01, BV20

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's the season for thanks.

This is a little card that is fitting for the season. and if you get a chance to join in the challenge at Card Makin' Mamas you can share your  Thankful card as well. The tree top was paper pieced and then the apples were pieced on as well. The rest was colored with
 COPIC MARKERS. The clouds were chalked in.

Thanks to Digi My World for this sweet digi.
Colored with COPIC MARKERS
DRESS; YR27,14.24
TREE; E44,42,43
HAIR; E31,Y32,21

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Last but not least

Merry Christmas card.

This folds flat for mailing

Snowflake wobbler card. The snowflake base is on an action wobbler.

I would like to enter this card in the following, using partial embossing folder  use blue

Yet another singular card

Snow Flake pop up card.
I am entering this card in the following: anything goes  butterfly  use blue


single card from class

I have made this card as part of a class , but for Challenge purposes I am listing it separately.

Holiday cards and folds

These 4 cards will be a class at Marco's (it will be up on their website soon)
Tuesday Dec. 4th
Saturday Dec.8th
I hope you will join me in learning these folds and using the new spellbinders, designer paper, stickles and Shiny Paper.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Jammies and Christmas

There's nothing better than  as a child ,waking up in toasty warm Jammies on Christmas morning and running down the stairs to the tree  to see all the wonderful presents. Even better ,, staying in those jammies ALL day. In honor of that memory I chose Stockings from the wonderful Krista at Saturated Canary Stamps. She not only looks adorable ( look at that face) but toasty warm in her Jammies.
The Challenge that I used  this little cutie  for is  FAVORITE THINGS over at
                                              Dutch Dare Card Challenges.
This should be an easy one , since you just have to use your favorite things.
I am entering this card in the following,
1.ABC Christmas

2.Addicted to stamps. Flowers

My favorite things to use are floral punches, die cuts and punches ,glamour dust and sparkle fluff

jammies: BG10, 11, 32, 34, 49
                RV02, 06
                R24, 27, 29
Skin;        E000, 01,011

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Hope your day is wonderful.

In honor of Betty Roberts' birthday November 10th. when she will turn 29!!!!
 She is one talented woman.
Thanks Betty for all your hard talented work.



Wednesday, October 31, 2012

old man time

Hi everyone ,
 Haven't been around for awhile , just haven't felt "right" lately but I'm pulling myself out of a funk. With that said , I have been working on this digi for quite awhile and until last night just couldn't figure out how to color all of it. After finishing it, I was so pleased with it I have decided NOT to put it onto a card but to make it into something I can display,,, and that is for another post. :)
Let me know what you think.
This digi is a digi Image from SBS called clocks
I used Prismacolor Pencils

COAT :pumpkin orange, mineral orange, sienna brown
BAG:   tuscan red, HINGES: metallic golgd
HAIR: golden rod, sienna brown, burnt ochre
SKIN:  light peach, peach, burnt ochre
CLOCK: artichoke
WOOB TRIM: dark umber
SHIRT:90% cool grey

Friday, October 26, 2012

WHOOOO are you!!!

Well we have an ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE at CMM , now a challenge doesn't get any easier than this.SQUIGGLE STAMPS is the sponsor and it is also the stamp I used for my inspiration card. Now I cut my stamp apart just to show you a different way to use a  digital stamp.

For this card I used
* Prisma colored pencils:
Black, Dark Brown, Burnt Ochre, Sepia, Light Umber, Yellow Ochre, Sienna Brown.
 *Spellbinder dies
 *Cricut Cut
 *MY Mind's Eye DP ( courtesy of a friend Trish)
Please stop by CMM and play along , this is an easy one.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Head on over to Dutch Dare and show us what you can make using Ribbons and Lace.For a little Inspiration  ,,,,,,,

Friday, October 12, 2012


This week at Card Makin Mamas it's all about HALLOWEEN. I am using the adorably creepy
Dark Fairy Brittany from SIMPLY BETTY STAMPS. We are sponsored by Digital Delights. So creep on over to  CMM and show us your version of Halloween.

You see the glitter and sparkle better on the one above.

HAIR- YR21 Y17 E15,17,18
WINGS- N0.02
DRESS- C3,5,7,9

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: costumes - anything goes anything goes - fairies halloween -All things spooky

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 .