Sunday, December 11, 2011

Long time no see...

Hi all! So sorry it has been a month since my last seems to have gotten in the way of my blog, not to mention Thanksgiving and now Christmas preparations! I will try to do better....I have been very busy with cards and other crafty things / gifts, just haven't stopped to take pics!

I have also been trying to get my things in order for a major life change for me...gonna do my best to go to college!!! I'm terrified, so when I get to post on here, you will probably hear my whining...sorry in advance for this! LOL Wish me luck!

Well, that's all my rambling for now! I hope everyone has a creative and blessed day...until we meet again, thank you for taking time out of your day to read my ramblings...!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Hot Chocolate?

Hi all! I hope everyone is doing well. I guess winter has decided to come early this year to a good portion of the US, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you that have been recently hit pretty hard by mother nature.

Today I have a card that I made using an image from Saturated Canary. This is just the sweetest looking little face, don't you think?

It's going to be one of my Christmas cards used this year...

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
      1) Saturated Canary Challenge Blog - 3 /2 /1 Challenge
      2)The Spotted Chick - Krafty Thursday Challenge
      3)Creative Inspirations: Wednesday Challenge Blog - Lashings of Sparkle
      4)Just Inspirational Challenges - week 1 and here is the inspirational photo used for this challenge:
Thanks for stopping by and sharing some time with me. I hope you have a very blessed and creative day!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm Obsessed!

 Hi all!

Pinterest...yes, I am now obsessed! Can you believe all of the fabulous finds that people are just serving up for your eyes to feast upon! Oh my, what goodies keep popping up. So, of course, me being a crafter, I have just HAD to try some of the wonderful ideas are a few I've done in the past few days, with more fun things I want to try in the future just lurking there in the back of my mind, and of course on my pin boards!!!

Ok...first up is the photo onto canvas. Love this and am using this for some Christmas presents...
next we have the post it note holder
and last but not least is the paint chip book marks

That's all for now, gotta go work on some Christmas cards...

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to visit and take a peek at what I've been up to lately. I hope you have a very blessed and creative day!

Until next time...

Monday, October 31, 2011


Hey all!
Just wanted to pop on and let everyone know that MyGrafico is having a Halloween sale TODAY and TODAY ONLY! 40% fantastic is that?!? Just click the little MyGrafico blinky on the right side of my blog and find the savings! Now go...have some fun with all of the great graphics, svgs, etc. and show me what you have made with them, I will gladly display them on my blog!

Thank you for stopping by and I sincerely hope that you have a blessed and creative day!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Hey all!

Meet Gypsy....

Gypsy is a Saturated Canary digi...isn't she beautiful and mysterious?

The challenge this week on the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog is to use stitching...well, I did...ummm...well my pen did! LOL I used a silver pen to simulate my stitching...just didn't have time to pull the sewing machine out of hiding and BELIEVE ME, you do NOT want to see any hand stitching by Moi!! Mama never could teach me to hand stitch, though Lord bless her soul, she tried.

This card is being entered into the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog's challenge for this week.

Thanks for taking a peek, and I hope you stop by again! Have a happy and blessed day!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Green is good...

Hi all!

I hope everyone has had a super weekend...and if you are lucky enough to have a 3-day weekend...wahoo for you...another day to go!

I have a cutie pie to show you today...she is Penny from Saturated Canary Digis on Etsy...which is closed right now cause she's on vacay...until the 12th...which means I'll just have to wait to get some more digis...I guess my bank account will like that!!!!  Krista has some of the most adorable, full of life digis and they are so versatile.

I have used this one for a Halloween card and I'm really lovin the green alien look. She is just toooo adorable.....

 I will be entering this one in the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog's first ever challenge...

Card base - craft cardstock
Tag - K&Company Tag Pad - Julianne
Digi - The Saturated Canary - Penny - colored with markers and pencils and glitter gel pen
Textured Cardstock - ummm...can't remember (it's a scrap piece)
Paper flower
a little bling
ribbon from Wal-Mart
a little ink here and there...

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will do so again. Until next time, I hope you are very blessed and creative!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Casting a spell on you...

   Good morning! I hope everyone has had a fang-tastic weekend...bwahahaha...I know, I know, it's cheesy, but hey, I love Halloween! It ranks right after Christmas!!!!!

Just a quick friends over at the Black Cat US Forum are having a month long Card Crop for October...take a look...great people, lots of fun and users of ALL cutting machines are welcome!!

   I haven't had much time for crafting and creating, so all I have to offer today is a card that I made for Halloween. I just love this image - it's called Cast Your Spell by Tiddly Inks. Check out the fabulous digi stamps over 'em!!
 I'm thinking I will probably go back in and ink/distress the edges of the card...hmmm...what do you think?
         I left the sentiment blank until I know exactly to whom I will be sending this one to.....

     Contents: DCWV Bella Armoire Stack
                    Blaze Velvet Paper
                    Black Cardstock
                    Fiscars Punch
                    Black Lace
                    a little clear bling
                    and that beautiful digi Cast Your Spell by Tiddly Inks!

    Thanks for spending a little time with me today and I hope you'll stop by again. I wish you a blessed and creative day!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sugary Sweet

Good morning friends! I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend.

 I got this image from Funky Kits - Sugar Nellie Stamps  This wee one made me think of a cyber friend that is expecting - she's not sure if it's a boy or girl yet - but she's hoping for a boy since this will be her 4th and she has 1 boy and 2 girls! Sooooo, I colored this image with her in mind using blue. (used colored pencils and OMS)
I ran the card base through my embosser and then added strips cut from scrap paper (don't remember what brand). Used a doily behind the image with pearls and a flower punch. Stamped the word JOY with a stamp from Michaels, used pop dots and pearls.

This card is entered in The Sugar Bowl challenge: Use Your Scraps
For the rules and deadline, please go to their blog.

Thank you for looking and I hope you have a blessed and creative day!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My first EVER challenge...wish me luck!

Hi All!

Hope you have had a wonderful week, mine has been kinda hectic! Sooooo...I finally had some "me" time to create. I've been making a few cards and trying out a few things. This card is for the Southern Girls Challenge. The challenge is layers...

 The top is, of course the outside and it is going to be a Thanksgiving card for my in-laws. The scarecrow is from Beccy's Place  (love her stuff) and she is a very generous person with her digi images and tutorials! It is colored with pencils and OMS. The inside of the card is left blank for our sentiment to be written when appropriate.

Thanks for taking the time to look and I hope you have a blessed and creative day!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Almost the weekend...

Well, it's Thursday...almost the weekend! YAY!!!

Tomorrow evening, Friday 9th, on the Black Cat US Forum, we are having a Mini Crop. Woohoo, yippee, yay, I love these! And Christy always does such an awesome job organizing. Take the time to go check it out, I'm sure you will have loads of fun and you just might find something you haven't tried before or haven't done in a long time. Just go to the Crops and Challenges thread and you will find the fun there!!!

Now for a card I made for My in-laws' anniversary. The outside was made using white cardstock, gold vellum and an image from Mo's Digital Pencil. She has some of the most real looking files available, I just love her stuff, so talented! The image is titled "Young Love", check it out! I colored it with colored pencils and OMS.

The presentation box I made from white cardstock from instructions I read on Beccy's Place, scored in a criss-cross pattern and added a piece of gold vellum that was embossed on my Texture Boutique, then used sheer black ribbon and a silk flower.
And on the inside, for a bit of humor, I used an image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps titled "Stella Love - Person to Annoy" colored with my Copics. This is such a fun image and Bugaboo Digi Stamps has some of the best out there, in my opinion, for humor! Love 'em!!!
Thanks for taking a look and I hope you have a blessed and creative day!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

In-Law's 50th Anniversary...

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Labor Day!

Sorry that I've been MIA this past month!! I have been working on my Mother-In-Law and Father-In-Law's 50th Anniversary Party (it was a barbeque)...I had to design, make and mail all of the invitations. Plus I had to make her memory/guest book, thank you gifts, centerpieces and be photographer!  Well, I think I've almost recuperated...LOL. Oh yeah, it was NOT catered...we also did the food!! are a couple of pics that were taken of the centerpieces (which were double sided - thank you to Christy for teaching me about the candles..) and the invitations...
 Here are the Thank You boxes...(ummm, only a few...LOL)
and here is a pic with the guest/memory book...
some of the decorations...

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a blessed and creative day!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Just in case...

If anyone happens upon this blog by chance (um...cause I haven't told people about it yet!) friends over at the Black Cat Forum US are hosting a Back to School Blog Hop and have some really neat ideas all weekend long. Oh, and blog candy, too!!! WooHoo, who doesn't just LOVE blog candy!

To get started on the right track, go see Christy at

Hope y'all have a blessed  and creative weekend!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cell Test

Here is a pic of some of our girls and boys. We let them out of their coop yard for a couple of hours every evening and they think they are in play land!!

Monday, August 15, 2011