Thursday, December 31, 2009


Wishing all my blog visitors many blessings in the New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Apologies to GrandmaD!

I must apologize that I did not get your prize in the mail today.  My hubby and I have been terribly ill since last Wednesday and I just haven't been able to get up the strength to go stand in line at the post office.  Rest assured that as soon as I am physically able, I will get your package on its' way and I sincerely apologize for the delay.

Friday, December 25, 2009


I just had to take time out of my very busy Christmas morning to say "Merry Christmas" to all my blog visitors.  I love and appreciate each and every one of you!  No matter what holiday you celebrate, or what your family traditions are, I think we all recognize this season as one of coming together with loved ones.  I pray that the blessings of this season will be yours!!!  I say "Merry Christmas" because for me, Christmas is about celebrating the birth of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Blessings and hugs to all!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Congratulations, GrandmaD!!!  You are the winner as chosen by Random.Org!!!  Please send me your mailing address so I can put your prize in the mail to you!!!

Special thanks to everyone who participated!!!  You guys rock!!

Blessings, Hugs, and Merry Christmas wishes to all!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Different kind of RAK for December!

OK, the prizes for this one will remain a surprise. To be entered, leave a comment telling me something wonderful about Christmas.  It can be the favorite gift you ever received, a childhood memory, your favorite tradition, your favorite Christmas, you get the idea.  As long as it is something WONDERFUL!!!  The other condition is that you must agree to remove one item from your prize package and RAK it to someone else!! That's it!  That's all you have to do!!  Merry Christmas from me!!!

You have until 9:00pm Pacific Time on December 18, 2009 to enter.  That way I can hopefully get your prize to you in time for Christmas.

And to start it off, I'll tell you my favorite thing about Christmas!!!  It is when we celebrate the birth of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, without whom there would be no hope!!  Praise Him!!!  Words cannot express my love and gratitude for His sacrifice!!!  WOOHOO!!!  God is Good!!!

OK!  Now, you tell ME something wonderful!!!

Blessings and Hugs!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A REALLY bad morning!!!

I hate to post anything negative, but I'm so upset I have to vent somewhere.  Several years ago, my dear husband upgraded my wedding ring to a glorious ring that I just love.  This morning, as I was running errands, I looked at my ring and .....GASP--the center stone is GONE!  It was a beautiful, substantial marquis stone.  The post, prongs, stone, everything, gone, just a hole in the band where the post used to attach.  I'm just sick about it.  I've retraced my steps and can't find it anywhere.  Those of you who are so inclined, please pray that I can find this.  It has real sentimental value to me!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thankful RAK winner!!

Congratulations to Jessica (Stevenson) the winner of my November Thankful RAK give-away!  Jessica, please get your mailing address to me so I can get your prize in the mail.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated!  Check back regularly for my next blog candy give-away!!


Thankful RAK

This post will remain at the top until the winner is chosen.  Scroll down the page for projects.
Hi, everyone,
Well, I'm feeling so blessed and grateful that I decided to do another give-away!  Thank you all so much for your response to my October give-away!!!  I really appreciate you!!

To enter for this one is really simple!!!  Simply post a comment to this post telling me what you are most thankful for!  That's it!!!  Easy peasy!!

What's in the RAK???  This time it will be a surprise!!!  I will use the Random Number Generator  at 9pm Pacific Time on Black Friday to pick the winner.

Good luck, everyone!!!  Let's all count our blessings!!!

UPDATE:  OK.  Here's the first part of the give-away! (I am so excited and terrible at keeping secrets!!) There will be lots more, but thought I would give you a little teaser on  part of what you can win!!

These little stamps are new at M's.  Aren't they just so cute???    I think they will be so handy with the holidays right around the corner!!  I think the angel and the to: from: stamp and the Joy stamp can be used year round.  I just have to add that I am so touched reading  the comments you all have posted!!!  We are all so truly blessed!!

Are you feeling grateful yet??  Sure hope so!!  No matter how bad things get, we all have things to be grateful for!!!  Don't ya think???

OK, enough of that!  I'm ready to reveal the next gift that will be part of the give-away.  I think you'll like this one!!  It is a chipboard wordbook from BoBunny and perfect for this time of year because it spells "BELIEVE"!!  I can just see it all done up for Christmas with peppermint striped papers and pictures!!!  It was hard to get a picture of this one, so I hope this will do.  The size is 6" X 12 ", so it is a big one!!!

OK, so TWO new pics of the candy today!  I'm feeling so generous and inspired from being at Robyn's (The Pink Stamper) live Ustream event today, I decided to post some more of the items I am giving away.  This new pic shows:  12 X 12 K and Company "Life's Journey" Gate fold scrapbook.  Now,  I normally don't give away scrapbooks because lots of the scrapbookers have their favorites that they use, but this one was just so pretty that I had to pick it up to give away.  It is post bound and comes with 20 inserts.  Then, there is an 8-page accordian album in a tin from EK Success, a 128-piece boxed set of punchboard by Heidi Grace, a 20-project Idea Guide from Joann's Craft Essentials, and a package of Silver Foil Christmas Thickers.  WHEW!!!  Keep checking back, because I will be adding more candy as the days go by!!  So, are ya feelin' grateful yet???  I sure am!!  I continue to be inspired and blessed by reading all of your comments.  Life is good!

Though I haven't been posting pictures, lots of goodies have been added to this RAK since my last post.  I won't type a list of everything here, but there are some chipboard shape albums, a Craft-Lite paper trimmer with changeable blades, and lots of other goodies.  I have had so much fun shopping for goodies for this prize package!!!  Counting down to Friday!!!  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Generous blog candy

Everyone seems to be getting into the holiday spirit.  Here's an awesome blog candy give-away I found!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

My FIRST Gypsy file to share!!!


This is a VERY simple project, but it is my first Gypsy design that I did all on my own.  Someone else may have already made one of these, but I haven't seen them.   I was inspired to make this after I discovered how expensive the Febreze Luminarias are! This is a luminaria that holds the little battery operated tea lights.  I found them at Dollar Tree, 4 in a package for $1.  I used blue glitter paper and vellum.  I'll post the pics and the gypsy file, then try to explain how to assemble these.

For the Gypsy file, click here.

The assembly is easy, but kind of difficult to explain.  Wish I was a video wiz, but I'm not, so I'll do the best I can.  The file will cut two pieces.  One with two round holes, we'll call this piece section A. This piece will create the base for your luminaria and the tea light holder. The other piece has the snowflake cut-outs.  Feel free to delete those if you wish.  We'll call this piece section B, and it creates the shade for the luminaria.

Starting with section A,  score at 1", 2", 3", 4", 6", 7", 8" and 9".  Your score lines at 2" and 8" will intersect right through the center of the circle cut-outs.  Fold all your score lines.  Apply adhesive to each end.  Starting on the left end, begin folding the score lines toward the center.  This will create 1/2 of a box-type assembly with half of a circle cut out in the top.  Now do the same thing from the right end.  You will now have a box-type piece with a round hole cut out in the center of the top.  This is your tea light holder and the base of your luminaria.  Set this piece aside.

Now for section B, the shade.  Simply score it at 2 1/2", 4 1/2", 7" and 9".  There will be a little flap left at the end.  Fold all your score lines.  Apply adhesive to the small flap and assemble the shade by simply connecting the flap to the other end of Section B.  Slide the shade onto the base and place your tea light inside.

For my sample, I used vellum behind the snowflakes.  This is optional, and you can also replace the snowflakes with whatever design you prefer, or delete the design altogether.

Clear as mud???  I hope you can understand these instructions.  They are really easy to make!  Honest!!!

Have fun!

Maybe a few pics will help!  Hope so.  Any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.  And don't forget to scroll up the page to enter my November give-away!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Febreze Luminarie

Just a simple project for ya today!  I don't even have it embellished yet, but just had to share!!!  I love the look of the new Febreze Luminaries but with my asthma and the strong scents on their shades, they were a no go for me.  My solution???  Make my own shade without the scent!!!  To make your own, you will need a 12 X 12 sheet of cardstock that has the (usually white) border with the designers name or just blank.  K and Company stacks have the white edge that makes the sheet of paper more than 12" on one side.  This is where you will place your adhesive.  Cut your paper crosswise so the white border is on one end of your shade.  Make your shade whatever height you want!!!  Score your shade at 3", 6", 9" and 12", apply your adhesive and you're done!!!  You gotta try it!!!

OK, I'm off to embellish mine!!!  What will YOU make???

OK!  Here's a pic of the completed luminarie.  I just redid our guest bath in a lodge theme and this now sits proudly on a shelf that looks like it is made of logs.  The trees are cut from Winter Woodland at 3".  I sanded and inked the corners and edges with Studio G ink.  Buttons are from Daisy D's.  Ribbon from M's.

NOTE OF CAUTION:  The Febreze luminaries have NO flame or heat source!  They are battery operated units that give the illusion of a flickering candle.  PLEASE do not try this with conventional candles, only the battery operated ones.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Just a short post!

Just a brief post today as it is our 23rd wedding anniversary and our great-grandson's third birthday!  Yep!  He was born on our 20th wedding anniversary!!!

Anyway, I just wanted to, once again, thank everyone who entered the drawing for my blog candy and for all the kind words and wonderful comments!!!

I'm working on some new projects and should have some posted in a day or two!!

Thanks, everyone, again!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

October Blog Candy!

Hi, everyone!!!

As promised, I am doing a give-away to help celebrate the blogiversary of Whimsical Scraps and Bugs!!! Here is a picture of some of the blog candy. As usual, there will be some surprises added, but this will give you an idea of what you can win!! So far, the blog candy consists of:
Two packages of Thickers--One is Silver Foil Tinsel Accents
One is brown chipboard and is called Darling Accents
One package of Martha Stewart Icing Border Stickers
One tin of Heidi Grace Flowers and Brads
One package of American Crafts Treehouse chipboard pieces
One package of Kitchen Classics Cookbookin' Metal tags (SOO cute--there is a hand mixer, a cookie sheet, three mixing bowls and a rolling pin. These attach like brads)
One package of Cookbookin' Mini metal stickers
One package of Cookbookin' Metal charms--a pig, a hotdog, a barbecue and a hotdog--Cute!
One package of Cookbookin' Metal rim tags
One package of Cookbookin' Appetizing Accents Dimensional stickers
One package of Cookbookin' Cardstock stickers
One package of Karen Foster Mini Metal charms
One package of Fiskars Zingz
All you have to do is sign up to be a follower of my blog (if you aren't already a follower) and post a comment under this post!! Easy Peasy!!! I will use the random number generator to pick the winner on Halloween!! Thanks for visiting my blog and be sure to visit Whimisical Scraps and to see what fun things they have going on! HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, WSAB!!!

WHEN I REACH 50 followers, I will add TWO rolls of Wall Pops vinyl to the prize!!

OK, two rolls of Wall Pops vinyl have been added to the prize.  If we hit 75 followers, I will add another item to the prize.  I'm not ready to reveal what it is yet, but it will be something GOOD!!!! haha

When I reach 75 followers, I will add a Cookbookin' recipe file box with recipe cards that matches all the Cookbookin' items already in the bundle.  For 100 followers, I will add the Cookbookin' recipe album with recipe card inserts.  Tell your friends!!!  These are SO stinkin' cute!  Great for holiday gift giving!!  Or have fun with them yourself!!

I've saved the BEST for last!!!  Due to the wonderful response to my blog candy give away, I will add the best prize last.  If I reach 100 followers, I will add to the candy....
Wait for it......................................................................................... drum roll.....................................................................


Spread the word!!!!!!!!!!!!  Close to 100 followers already!!!


Remember, you MUST SIGN UP TO BE A FOLLOWER AND POST A COMMENT to this post to be entered in the drawing.  If you are already a follower, simply post a comment to be eligible!

WOOHOO!!!!  Thanks, everyone!!!  I topped 100 followers, so the Home Decor Solutions Cartridge has been added to the blog candy!!!  Thanks so much for your support!!  Shall we shoot for 150 and more candy???  Or an I just getting greedy???  haha

All entries must be posted by 9pm Pacific time.  That's 6pm Eastern, 7pm Central, on October 31, 2008.  I will use the random number generator shortly after 9pm Pacific to pick the winner.  Winner will be posted shortly thereafter.

Good luck, everyone!!!

BTW--------If by some chance I do reach 150 followers before this contest ends, I will add a beautiful CZ stylus charm to the prize.  This charm is perfect  to go with the Cherry Blossom Gypsy skin because it has two adorable pink cz cherries dangling from it!!!  So, if I reach 150 followers, I will throw it in!!!  If you don't have a Gypsy, this would make an adorable charm for your cell phone.  After all, who doesn't love cherries???  And it's PINK!!! haha

Remember, you need to become a follower AND post a comment to this thread to be entered.

This is now closed!!  I will use the random number generator to pick the winner.  As soon as I have done that and verified that the winning number met the two requirements of the drawing, I will post the winner.  Should be just a few minutes!

THE WINNER IS................................................................................................................................
BLUE ROSE #14.  Please send me your information so I can send out your prize package first thing Monday morning!!!  Congratulations!!!

Thank you SOOOO very much to everyone who participated!!!  You have no idea how much I appreciate you guys!!!  I will be doing this again very soon, so please keep following my blog for more details!!!

And, since you guys were so great, I am adding the prize for 150 followers, even though I didn't quite make it there!!!  You all got me to where I am and I am so very grateful!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Halloween Treats for Moms and Dads!

On Halloween, normally the only Trick or Treaters we get are friends and family bringing their kids by.  I started a tradition a few years ago of having a special treat for the moms and dads.  Here is what they will be receiving this year.

If you'd like to make your own, you can download my .cut file for the mugs HERE.  You need the George cart to cut these.

Each mug holds a packet of Spiced Cider and a cinnamon stick to stir with.  Paper is from Debbie Mumm's Holiday stack at Joann's.  This project was inspired by several similar projects posted on the Cricut Messageboard.  That board is a constant source of inspiration!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

BOO wordbook Pics

Here are some pics of my finished BOO wordbook.  This was made using my .cut file posted in the sidebar.  This wordbook was for a challenge on Whimsical Scraps and Bugs in honor of their one year blog-iversary.   The challenge was to use Orange, Purple and Black, two star cut-outs and one stamped image.  .cut file uses George and Lyrical Letters.  Stars are from George.  Can you say "Candy"?  This book is loaded with a bowl-full of sparkly candy cut-outs.  Paper from K and Company and DCWV.

I have been unable to capture the sparkle and the dimension of this book.  All of the candy cutouts on the book are glittered and each page has multiple layers that are popped up using Stampin Dimensionals.  The Witches hat and shoes are from PC Hugware, Ooga Booga creatables.  Wire from Walmart.  Spider on web stamped image from Michael's $1 bin.  The majority of the papers are glittered papers and in person, this book really sparkles!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Two more wordbooks to share!

I have created .cut files for two more wordbooks. One says "BOO". This wordbook uses George and Lyrical Letters.
The second wordbook says "Give Thanks" and also uses George and Lyrical Letters.

All .cut files are now available in my sidebar.  If you have any problems with these files, please let me know!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Merry Christmas wordbook

Hi, Everyone,
I am ready to share another file. This one is for a wordbook that says "Merry Christmas". The "I" in Christmas is a Christmas tree. You will need George and Winter Woodland to use this file. Let me know how you like it. I haven't cut mine yet. This version has a reindeer on top:

All wordbook files are available in my sidebar.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Eagle Scout Card

Today I made the card to go with the Eagle Scout wordbook so I can get them in the mail tomorrow. This card has a lot of dimension, but you can't tell in the pic. The Scout emblem is from Grand Adhesions. Papers from Michael's.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cut flies to share

The Eagle Scout wordbook .cut file is available in my sidebar.  There is a George version and a Plantin schoolbook version. 

Both .cut files require Stand and Salute for the Eagle image. If you don't have Stand and Salute, you could always remove the Eagle image and still use the .cut file.

Edited to Add: At the request of thekidsmom from the Cricut mb, I have added a wordbook .cut file that says "Cub Scout".

Monday, September 28, 2009

Eagle Scout

Some dear friends of ours have a son who is having his Court of Honor for Eagle Scout in a couple of weeks. We won't be able to attend since they live some distance away, but I wanted to send him something special to commemorate the event. So, I created this word book using Cricut Design Studio, the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and Stand and Salute cartridge. My .cut file is available in the sidebar.

Thanks for looking!! I love comments! Have a blessed day!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Just a simple vinyl project I did over my stepdaughter's antique dough table. I love that with vinyl you get a big impact for very little money and effort!! ( Don't know what's up with my pictures. I have to make them very small or you can't see the whole picture!)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


"Sandy said...
Hi there Lilgreenbug! I just became your 21st follower! This is a great giveaway! I've had my E for about 4 months now and I still haven't tried a vinyl project. Thanx for this great giveaway."

SANDY, you're the winner!!! Please email me your full name and mailing address and I will get your prize package on its' way to you!!

Congratulations, Sandy, and thank all of you who entered!! Watch for another prize giveaway soon!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Winter Woodland--not just for Winter!!

I thought I would share the vinyl I just put up in my entryway. Guess I should have taken the pic in the morning when the sun wasn't shining in the windows! Anyway, you get the idea! I cut the letters from the Winter Woodland cartridge. I love this font!!

Now, for the exciting part! To celebrate Provo Craft's 100th cartridge, which is Winter Woodland, used in this project, and to celebrate the world launch of the Gypsy at midnight, September 24th on HSN, I am doing a giveaway!! All you have to do is join my blog as a follower and leave a comment on this post! Simple!!

What can you win??? Enough supplies for you to do your own vinyl projects!!! I will send the winner TWO YARDS of the same brown vinyl I used for my project, (or black vinyl if you prefer) a burnishing tool and enough transfer tape to complete your projects!! (and I might even throw in some other goodies, just for fun!) Vinyl is so much fun!!

So, what are you waiting for??? Go!!!

(All entries must be posted by 11:59pm ET on September 23, 2009, which is one minute before the Gypsy launch! One comment per person, please)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Vinyl on my grandsons wall

This is one of MANY vinyl projects completed this week in my step-daughter's home. Her husband's parents are coming for a visit and she wanted to spruce up her house a little. My grandson saw a similar design and asked if I could re-create it for him. This is the result. It is BIG and stretches over the entire top of his closet. The football player was cut fit to page from Sports Mania, lettering is from George and Lyrical Letters using the Jumbo feature.

Monday, September 7, 2009

First criss-cross card

Where have I been???? I can't believe I just learned about these wonderful criss-cross cards! I have gone criss-cross crazy!!! Anyway, here is a pic of the first one I created for a dear friend who is suffering with shingles. I colored the stamp with Copic markers, the mountains and trees are from the Camp Out cartridge, paper is from DCWV. I used dimensionals to pop up the trees and mountains, along with the fisherman.What do you think??

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Awesome projects and unbelievable blog candy!!!

If you would like to see some great projects and be part of an awesome blog candy give-away, click here:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

First round of tests normal!

The results for the first round of tests came in and everything is normal so far! That's good news!! I won't have the rest of the tests until sometime after September 3. That's when I will see the tummy specialist. The even better news is that I am starting to feel better!! Yippee!!! Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes!!! God is SOO good!! The Chronic Fatigue and Fibro have kicked in in a big way, but that's common for me when anything in my system is out of whack. I'm hoping and praying that I wll be able to jump back into creating very soon!!! In fact, I'm hopeful that I will be able to participate in the latest challenges!!!

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Feeling like a total flaker!

I've spent the past 2 1/2 weeks fighting tummy troubles and am scheduled for a bunch of tests. (YUCK!) I feel like a total flaker since I missed the last SSPT challenge. Hang in there with me. Hopefully this will pass soon!!

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

WSAB Animal Challenge

Our challenge this time for WSAB was to create a project using an animal cut from any cartridge. I created this handbag using the giraffe from Animal Kingdom, colored with Copic markers. The red trim is embossed with the Cuttlebug, as are the strap tabs. Animal print paper is from DCWV Safari Chic stack, red flourish is from Home Decor and animal print ribbon for straps is from Michael's. Finished size of handbag is 8" X 8" X 3" and I plan to use it as a gift bag.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Yellow and Black Challenge for SSPT Design Team

I've been so inspired by these paper purses created by others on the Cricut messageboard, particularly Kathy Orta, that I just had to give it a try. What a fun project!! Kathy's tutorials are awesome and if you haven't visited her blog, you really should check it out. (see link in award post below) Anyway, our challenge was to create a project using yellow and black. The black paper has the faux crocodile technique and this is the first time I have attempted that technique. It was fun! The rings are from the curtain department of a local big box store. I embossed the brads to match the rings.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Passing on the Lovely Blog Award

I am thrilled to pass along the Lovely Blog Award to Kathy Orta at . Kathy, your creations ROCK!! If you haven't visited Kathy's site, you really owe it to yourself to see her awesome creations!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fruit Challenge for SSPT Design Team

Our challenge this time for the SSPT Design Team was to create a project using fruit. Since this summer season has me in a tropical frame of mind, this is my project. All Cricut cuts are from the LAB cart. It was especially challenging for me because I NEVER use bright colors and I just had to on this card. I also challenged myself not to add any bling to this one and that was really hard!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Letter "S" Challenge for WSAB

This card is my project for the WSAB Letter "S" challenge. The challenge was to make any project with the letter S as the focal point. This card was a challenge for me partly because I am just a beginner with the Copic markers and used them to color my sweet little fairy. Alphas and top note are from Storybook cartridge.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Two Blog Awards in One Day!!!

I am so humbled and grateful to have received a second blog award today!!! Thanks so much to Claudette at for this award! This award is for bloggers who have an attitude of gratitude, and when life gives them lemons, they make lemonade, so this is a special one for me! Thanks, again, Claudette!! I'll be passing this award along to some other bloggers soon!!

My first blog award!!!

Many thanks to Crystal at for my very FIRST blog award!!! I'm so honored, Crystal, and thank you SO much!!! The requirements for accepting this award are:
A) I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link…
B) I must list 10 honest things about myself.
C) I must put a copy of the The Honest Scrap logo on my blog.
D) I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers and list their links.

Here are 10 honest things about myself:
1) I am a Christian and am so thankful to God for my salvation!
2) After almost 23 years of marriage, I'm still totally in love with my dear husband!
3) I have the best stepdaughters in the whole world and I couldn't love them more if they were my own flesh and blood!
4) I'm a little too attached to my furbaby, Trinket
5) I'm blessed to still have both parents!
6) My great-grandson is the light of my life!
7) I spend way too much time on the internet!
8) I LOVE paper!
9) Did I mention that I LOVE paper???
10) My love for all things paper started when I was just a child.

OK. Now I'm off to pick my 7 lucky recipients!

Here are the seven blogs that I am passing this award on to:








Congratulations to you all!! You inspire me like crazy!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

SSPT Bling challenge

Our most recent challenge for the SSPT design team was to create a project with lots of bling. I think this card "fills the bill". This is my first project using Copic markers and I still have a lot to learn, but it was fun. The image is from The image was colored with Copics, then I used Stickles, iridescent glitter glue, 4 rhinestones and Prima flowers. The dangling stars were part of a "treasure box" from Lacy Gilbertson. I thought they added the perfect touch to this little fairy.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Mmm Monday Challenge at SSPT

I couldn't get the colors to photograph true on this one. Must have something to do with the black background! Anyway, this is the shopping bag from TBBM, cut at 5 1/2" and the floral spray is from Tinkerbelle, cut at 2 1/2". Black bag, sand background on the floral spray, sage leaves and yellow flowers.

WSAB Summer Color Challenge

This card is my project for the latest Whimsical Scraps and Bugs challenge. We were challenged to make any project using brown, red, yellow, turquoise and white. I'm still fighting a sinus infection and feeling under the weather, but I did manage to get a card made for the challenge. All cuts are from Life is a Beach cartridge.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Good Witch Polka Dot challenge

My bestest friend, Lacy, and I were chatting this morning about cards inspired by wardrobe items like SHOES!!! haha Anyway, this is my submission for the Polka Dot challenge. I combined several of my passions for this card. The "good witch" image is a Loralie Harris machine embroidery design. I embroidered the design, photographed it, then printed it multiple times so I could create dimension. You can't really tell in the pic, but she has 3 layers. The shoe and marquee cuts are from the Wedding Solutions cartridge and the Storybook cartridge, respectively. Polka dot ribbon from Michaels, inked with Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink. Polka dot embossed paper from Big Lots, sanded to reveal the white core. Oh, and the shoe, flowers and ruffle on the dress are "Stickled".

Friday, May 1, 2009

Rusty Hinges Card

Well, I made up my mind today that I just needed to jump in and create something. I had a lot of fun creating the "rusty" hinges for this card! I cut the hinges using Fabulous Finds from brown textured cardstock. Then I inked them with Sepia Ink. Once the ink dried, I added Tim Holtz new Distress Stickles in a couple of colors to give them a metallic look and distressed the brads to match. They pretty much look like rusty hinges. The image is by a Carmel, California artist named Lynn Lupetti. I love her work! This one is called "The Dragon Tamer". Don't know if this really got me out of the slump, but it felt good to at least do something!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

How do you get out of a creative slump?

Greetings, blog visitors,
What do you do when you find yourself in a creative slump?? Got any tips for getting those creative juices flowing? I find myself without creative inspiration and maybe some of you can give me some tips on what you do, that is, if any of you ever find yourself in a slump! Please tell me I'm not alone in this!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Check out all the awesome creations!!!

If you haven't visited the Sugar Sweet Paper Treats design team blog lately, you really need to visit and look at the wonderful creations my team mates have submitted. What a talented group, and I am humbled and honored to be a part of such a talented team!!!

Visit now:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Neopolitan challenge project

Well, I finally got serious about completing this challenge. This is an altered Wrigley's Gum tin. You find these in a lot of the stores around Christmas time with 10 packes of Wrigley's Gum inside. I love this wide ribbon with the shades of pink, white and brown. Wish I had bought several spools of it when M's had it. Anyway, here's my project!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Who woulda thunk it??

You would think that when you are the one issuing the challenge, that you would have something in mind to create, right??? WRONG!! I am having the worst time trying to decide what to create for this challenge!!! I have several ideas, but nothing is really gelling in my mind!!! Gotta get serious about this! My team mates are already posting some awesome projects!!! Way to go! They've set the bar pretty high!!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

And still more Stickles!!

OMG!!! I am overcome with emotion at the generosity of my team mates at SSPT!! Today I received not one but two bottles of Stickles from Chrissy!! Thank you so very much, Chrissy!!! This team rocks!!! I love you all!!!!

Hugs and blessings!!

Friday, April 10, 2009


Oh my goodness!!! More Stickles!! Today I received the most beautiful red Stickles from Deb! Thank you so much, Deb!! I think I see a pattern here!!

Thank you, my dear team mates!!! What a sweet gesture!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I got a little hint of what is going on today when I received an envelope from Cheryll with Stickles inside! Hmmm------ I think someone let the cat out of the bag that I can't find them around here! Thanks, Cheryll!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

What's up, team?????

It would appear that my team mates at "Sugar Sweet Paper Treats Design Team" are up to some kind of mischief! The taunting emails really have piqued my curiosity!!! I can't imagine what they are up to! I'll let everyone in on it as soon as I know! Cheeky, cheeky design team!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

My first challenge project for the Sugar Sweet Paper Treats Design Team

I am so excited to be part of this new design team! So much so, that as soon as I found out what the first challenge was, this idea popped into my head and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I jumped right in and got started, and before I knew it, it was done!! I told you I was excited!!! I used Storybook to cut the letters and Doodlecharms to cut the cupcakes and candy. I used the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder on the cupcake frosting and lots of glitter!!! I wanted it all to look "sugar-coated". I took one picture before I put it in the frame because I didn't know what effect the glare on the glass would have. This project is large--8" X 16". I must confess that my dining room looks like the "morning after the Fairyland Ball"!!! I spilled the glitter everywhere and the more I tried to clean it up, the more it scattered!! haha Oh well! A little sparkle never hurt!! And now that she knows, I'll let the "cat out of the bag". I created this project as a thank you gift for our fearless leader, Cheryll, for all her hard work in putting the design team and website together! Thank you, Cheryll!!! Comments appreciated! Thanks for looking! Hugs!

Wow!!! New design team launched!!!

Wow!! The new Sugar Sweet Paper Treats design team launched today!!! What an awesome challenge Jason has issued!!! Check out the design team website to see what it is!!!

So excited about the launch!!

I am so excited and anxiously awaiting the launch of the Sugar Sweet Paper Treats design team!! This is going to be so much fun!! I'm sure Jason has something wonderful in store for the first challenge!!! I just can't wait to get started!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Easter Challenge for Whimsical Scraps and Bugs

Our challenge this time for the Whimsical Scraps and Bugs Design Team was to create something with an Easter theme, using our Cricut and 3-5 jumbo playing cards or flash cards. Being a Christian, Easter has a deep spiritual meaning for me, so that is the theme for my entry. I used 3 jumbo playing cards, Prima flowers, pearls, ribbon and a rhinestone to create this 3-panel Easter card.

Two birthday cards

I had so much fun creating these cards today! My sincere and heartfelt thanks to Lacy Gilbertson for sharing these adorable shoe graphics with me! I LOVE them!! And my thanks to all the awesome, creative people on the Cricut Messageboard. These cards combine elements from the creations of others and I am so grateful for their inspiration! Papers are from the Pastel cardstock stack from DCWV. Cuttlebug embossing folder on the white oval, along with Nestabilities scalloped ovals. Lattice work card created with Design Studio. Flourish is from Home Decor. Prima flowers and iridescent glitter from Michael's. The cards are for two of my granddaughters. Their birthdays are 3 days apart and the party is tonight! Got these done just in the nick of time!!! Thanks for looking. Feel free to leave a comment.

A couple of projects! Please check back!

Hello, again, everyone,
I completed two birthday cards today that I think turned out pretty well. I am all ready to take pictures, but hubby took the camera with him fishing today. Once he gets home, I will photograph the cards and post them to my blog! Please check back later!


My new blog!

Talk about your basic blog!!! This is all brand new to me and I don't have a clue what I'm doing, but I'll try to keep learning as I go!!