Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Just a quick post to say how grateful I am for all of you who follow and visit my blog!!  I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my blog visitors and followers the Merriest of Christmases, stars for wishes and mistletoe kisses!  Also, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanza, or whatever holiday you observe.  My prayer is that the New Year will bring opportunities to create and share!

Blessings and hugs to all!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Busy Christmas Time

Hi, everyone,
If you have emailed me with your shipping information, your gift is on its' way!!  If you have not yet sent me your address, please go ahead and do so!  However, I am suspending the shipping of gifts until after Christmas.  I stood in line for a LONG time today to send out gifts to the last two addresses I received, and have so much to do right now.  So, I hope you won't mind waiting a bit for your gift if you haven't yet contacted me.  Rest assured, you WILL receive a gift if you commented on my Thankful giveaway post and you send me your mailing address.

Merry Christmas, everyone!!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Still waiting to hear from some of you!!

I have packages all ready to send out, including Penny's.  If you have emailed me your address, your prizes have been shipped.  I'd love to send gifts to the rest of you who posted comments on the Thankful giveaway.  All you have to do is send me your address!!  Just my little way of letting you know I am thankful for and appreciate each and every one of you!!

Blessings and hugs!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

YOOHOO!! Penny, where are you???

Penny, you won!!!  I need your mailing address so I can send you your prize!!  If anyone knows Penny or has contact with her, would you mind telling her she won and to send me her addresss??

Thanks so much!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Interesting Phenomenon

Hi, everyone,
This post will be a slight departure from the norm for me.  I just had to share a couple of pictures my hubby took today of an interesting phenomenon where we live.  Over the last year or so, a large solar energy farm was constructed just outside of town.  The tower you see in the pictures is evidently some type of solar concentrator, for lack of a better word.  It is surrounded by several acres of huge mirrors pointed skyward.  These mirrors reflect sunlight onto this tower.  An employee told my husband that birds that fly through the reflected rays are killed instantly.  On days with higher humidity, there are rainbow colors in the rays.  We just find this very interesting and thought you might like to see for yourself.  We think it looks like an angel, so we call it our solar angel.  Hope you enjoy the pics.

The beam of light you see shooting out to the left hand side of the tower indicates to the employees that a mirror is out of adjustment.  Ever seen anything like this in your neighborhood?

If you'd like to know more about this solar project, you can see construction footage, etc, at this link:

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Hello, everyone!!

The winner of the Thankful giveaway is:

I am grateful for my family. My grandchildren, DH, DS, DD, siblings, mom and all the extended family. Also grateful for all my friends. I am very grateful to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who has loved me and blessed me so much.

Congratulations, Penny!!   Please send me your mailing information and I'll get your prize on its way to you.

SURPRISE!!!!!  EVERYONE IS A WINNER!!!!!  That's right!!!  There are 15 of you!!!!  Please send me your mailing information if you are one of the 15 folks who posted a comment during the giveaway period and ALL 15 of you will get a prize!!!!  You all inspired me so much with your thankful comments that I just couldn't pick one winner, so everyone wins!!!  Just my small way of saying THANK YOU and bless you!!  You all mean so much to me!!  And, it's the season of giving, so this is my small way of showing my appreciation to my fabulous blog followers!!

So, send me your mailing information and your prize will be on its way!!!

Blessings and hugs!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Another give-away coming!!

Hi, everyone!!
It's November already!!  Time to start thinking about what you are most grateful for!!  This will be another mystery give-away, but trust me!  It will be well worth your time to leave a comment!!  Just ask Janice A!!  To be entered to win, simply leave a comment under this post sharing something you are grateful for.  I will pick the winner at 9pm on Black Friday using

To get things started, I would like to say that:

I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOU!!  I appreciate you hanging in there with me so much!!  I know I sometimes go a long time between posts and I'm sorry, but between my own health issues and helping out my 81 year old parents, I am often quite busy.  But please just know that I do care for and appreciate every one of you!!

Grateful hugs!!!

OK!  Now it's your turn!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

A HUGE thanks to our military and our veterans!

Today I am reminded how grateful I am for those presently serving the cause of freedom around the world and for our veterans, and those who paid the ultimate price.  Freedom isn't free and I am especially grateful to live in a country where, regardless of its' many problems, is still the greatest country on earth!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wanna see what JaniceA won???

 OK, three stamp sets,  Webster's Pages Florettes, Making Memories Halloween tiles, stickers, Mary Englebreit chipboard album, two packages of Webster's Pages Bloomers, Making Memories Toil and Trouble Trim pack,  Prima Got Flowers milk bottle (Valentine), Making Memories chipboard alpha,  Making Memories Halloween puffy stickers,  Glitter Thickers and Love you saying, Making Memories glitter Halloween stickers,  layered chipboard stickers, Vellum phrases, acrylic flip album,  Webster's Pages "Threads" embellishments, Webster's Pages "Buttons and Twine" pack, 7 Gypsies Complete Border Punch Kit, Michael's coasters and journal, and 2012 Calendar kit.

JaniceA, I'm still waiting for your mailing info!

Happy World Card Making Day!!

Hi, everyone!
Today is World Card Making Day!  So, what are YOU working on???  I hope to make a couple of cards and post them before the day is over.  I'm  challenging myself to pull out some seldom-used items and USE them!!  Think I can do it?  Hope so!!  I'd love to know what all of you are working on today!

Blessings and hugs!!
PS Still waiting for mailing info from JaniceA


Hi, everyone!
HUGE thanks to everyone who participated in my giveaway.  The winner is JaniceA.  I have contacted Janice through the email address provided.  I'll be doing another giveaway soon, so if you didn't win this time, please try again!!!

Blessings and hugs!

Friday, September 30, 2011


OK, everyone!  As promised, I'm ready for you to start leaving your comments for another giveaway!!  I don't have everything that's in this giveaway photographed just yet, but TRUST ME!!  You want this!!!  I will tell you that it includes at LEAST two complete stamp sets, embellishments by Webster's Pages, some Prima goodness, etc!!  It's the good stuff!!!  You have until 9pm PST September 30, 2011 to enter.  Please, only one comment per person.  I'll be posting pictures of the goodies soon, but in the meantime, start leaving your comments for your chance to win!!


NOTE: This post shows a date of 9/30 only so it will stay at the top until the winner is chosen

Friday, September 16, 2011

Acrylic album!

Just added an acrylic album to the box!!!  There's LOTS of stuff in there!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More goodies going in the box today!!

OK, today I added a 7 Gypsies border punch set and another stamp set!!!  The box is starting to fill up!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Adding Goodies to the prize box!

First off, let us all remember the victims of 9/11/01.  Take some time today to reflect on the lives that were lost and those that were forever changed on that horrible day.  Let us NEVER forget!

In happier news, I'm adding goodies to the prize box today!!  WOOHOO!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hate to say this but there's another delay in the giveaway!

I'm so sorry, everyone, to postpone the giveaway again, but my 17 year old grandson is hospitalized with a very serious and dangerous problem.  They transported him by ambulance yesterday to a hospital in the bay area where they have more specialists.  To say that we are all concerned, worried and praying hard is the understatement of the decade.  If you are so inclined, please say a prayer for our sweet Cole.  He's an awesome young man and we love him beyond words.

Hugs to all!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Whew! What a summer!!!

OK, summer is winding down, schools are starting up again and cool weather can't be far behind!  I'm so ready for cooler temps!  As promised, I am putting together another HUGE giveaway.  Details to be posted very soon.  You won't want to miss this one!!!!  Thanks for sticking with me and visiting my blog!!

Blessings and hugs!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

Hi, everyone,
Just wanted to pop in and wish you all a Happy Mother's Day.  Hope you are spending your day doing something you love!


Friday, April 29, 2011

My paper rose bouquet!

Hi, everyone!
First off, HUGE thanks to JaniceA on the Cricut Circle mb for sharing her roses and reminding me about these!!  To create my version, I used the 5-petal flower on the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge, cut at 3.5 inches on my Imagine machine.  Once all the petals were cut, I inked the edges with Distress Ink in Barn Door, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Rusty Hinge.  Now, I live in a little town an hour from the nearest craft store of any kind and I had a dilemma once the flowers were done and how to attach stems.  Lightbulb moment!  Went to the little Dollar Tree store here in town where they sell bouquets of silk roses for $1.  Purchased a couple of those along with some silk baby's breath.  Pulled the silk roses off the stems.  Removed the green plastic piece from the bottom of their silk roses and glued them to the bottom of my paper roses, then stuck the stem through that and the bottom of the rose and my roses, stems and leaves were in place.  So fast and easy to fnish them this way instead of figuring out how to wrap skewers for stems plus cut paper leaves then shape and ink them.  What do you think of my paper bouquet???


Forgot to mention, I plan to wrap the vase and add a big, puffy bow like the florists use.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Trying to get my Mojo back!!

Hi, everyone!
I've really been in a creative slump and trying desperately to claw my way up and out of it!!  I did manage to make a couple of much-needed get well cards today and thought I would share.  I've been experimenting with my new Cricut cartridges and these two cards are the result.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Blessings and hugs!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cricut Expression 2 Give-Away at Everyday Cricut!

Hi, everyone,
Are you all excited about the launch of the new Cricut Expression2?  Want a chance to WIN one of your very own???

Click on the link for details!!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Inkjet Printable Shrinky Dinks in the Cricut Imagine! Who knew??

OK, did some of you know that you could do this???  If so, why didn't someone tell ME??? haha  I am so thrilled with how these came out.  The printing is perfectly detailed and the Shrinky Dinks cut like a charm setting the multi-cut on 3 or 4.  They popped right out of the sheet and I'm so happy with the vibrant colors and the detail.  I think my favorite is the little bird on the perch.  The cut outs in it make it even more detailed. I cut mine at 3 inches, but it really depends on what you want the finished size of your charm to be.  I was able to get everything but the butterfly out of one sheet. So, if you haven't tried this, you need to get yourself some Shrinky Dinks and go to town!!!  You can use a coupon on them at Michael's, which brings them down to around a buck a sheet.  Too fun!!

Without further ado, here's the pic:

What do you think???

NOTE:  No, I haven't forgotten about the promised give-away!  It is a work in progress.  Hope to post it soon!!


Friday, April 1, 2011

No foolin'!! There's another giveaway coming!!!

Hi, everyone!!!
Just giving a heads-up that I'm putting together another big giveaway!!!  Hope to have details up next week!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

My tiles for the Reece's Rainbow fund raiser hosted by Marion Smith

Hi, everyone,
I mentioned in an earlier post about Marion Smith's fundraiser for Reece's Rainbow, a Christian charity that helps people adopt special needs children.  I have my four tiles finished and ready to send off to Marion, so I thought I would share them with you here first.  What do you think???

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Birthday projects for a friend

Hi, everyone!
Thought I would share some pics of a couple of projects and a card that I just finished for a friend's birthday.  It was a challenge to photograph the captured fairy.  Shooting a picture of a glass jar and getting a good picture of the contents proved very challenging.  I did the best I could.  The captured fairy and the card are also my projects for the March challenge over at  The romance card on the captured fairy says:  "This precious fairy was captured on a chilly spring morning, deep in the lush, green forest above Avila Bay, where she filled her days collecting bits of sea glass from the local beach.  She is a shy little nymph, who prefers to keep her face turned away from the outside world.  She has remained silent, therefore, I have been unable to determine her name.  Perhaps you will be able to find it out." The bottom of the jar is embellished with moss and bits of sea glass. The lid is covered with muslin fabric, which was stencilled using a paper doily and Vintage Photo distress ink.  The same fairy stamp was used on the lid and on the romance card. The third item is a wall decor piece., created from items from Crafty Secrets.  Thanks for dropping by my blog today and if you like my projects, please feel free to leave a comment!

Blessings and hugs!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Congratulations, lanejoy1!!  You are the winner of my blog candy giveaway!  Please contact me with your mailing info so I can get your prize package in the mail to you!

Thanks SOOO much, everyone, for participating and I will be doing another giveaway VERY soon!!!

Blessings and hugs!

HUGE blog candy giveaway!!

Hi, everyone!
Finally got my video uploaded!  There was just too much stuff to fit into a picture!  Simply follow the instructions in the video for your chance to win! Don't laugh because all you see are my hands.  I was in my pjs and didn't want to be on camera!! haha

Disclaimer:  I am not employed by, sponsored by or in any way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in this video.  I received a question about why this disclaimer is necessary.  Unfortunately, this is the letigious world we live in and I have to do this to protect myself.

UPDATE:  As is customary with my blog candy giveaways, I am continuing to add yumminess to this prize pack as surprises for the lucky winner!!

UPDATE #2:  I have continued to stuff goodies into a flat rate box and don't think I can fit one more thing in there!  This box is really stuffed with goodies!!!  WOOHOO!!  I think the winner will be very happy!

UPDATE #3:  OK, friends, I think I have officially DOUBLED the amount of goodies in this candy!!  I'm going to have to reinforce the box when I send it because it is literally bursting at the seams!!  LOTS of sweetness that isn't in the video. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Proud Great-Grandma strikes again!

Just have to share one more picture of our precious great grandson, born 3/14/2011.

OK, I tried not to do this, but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

I just have to brag and show off my new great-grandson!  Yep, great-grandson!  And he's actually my second great-grandchild!!  I just think he is the sweetest little boy and I'm totally in love with him!  Born March 14, weighing in at 8 pounds 4 ounces and 21 inches long.  Here he is about an hour after he was born.  This was taken right after his first bath.  Wide awake and ready to take on the world!   Welcome to the world, Baby Shane!!  MWA!!

And heartfelt congratulations to Jordan and Jason!  You two did good!!!
And to my blog visitors, thanks so much for indulging me and allowing me to share this awesome news!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Marion Smith's Fund Raiser for Reece's Rainbow

Hello, my crafty friends!!
I was so moved by this fund raiser that I just had to share the concept with all of you!  Marion Smith ( and also of Prima) is hosting a fund-raiser for Reece's Rainbow, a Christian charity that assists with adoptions of orphans with special needs.  It's so easy to participate.  Take a 4"X4" piece of chipboard, embellish and grunge it up and send it to Marion.  All the 4" X 4" pieces will be made into collages and auctioned off.  If we each do a little, together we can do alot!!  Marion explains the entire concept in this video.  I hope you will find it in your heart to check out the video and consider participating.  And even if you can't participate, will you kindly help us spread the word?  Thanks so much!!

Blessings and hugs!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Here's what I've been working on. Short video

Hi, everyone!
This is what I've been working on today.  It's a mini for a sick friend to encourage her. Hope you like it!

I forgot to mention in the video that I used the BellaBella stack for the papers and used Pearl, Iridescent Gold and Old Lace Glimmer Mist on all the pages.  The wired bling I cut from a garland that M's had on clearance.  I kept this mini very simple because I wanted the focus to be on the scriptures themselves and not the embellishments.

Short video!

Hi, everyone and thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I have a short video for you today of a project I just finished.  I will post it as soon as it is finished uploading. 

Check back in a few!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Almost ready!!

Hi, crafty friends!!
I will be posting my next BIG blog candy give away soon!  I had to make a video since I couldn't squeeze everything in to a picture!!  So, as soon as my video is done uploading, I'll be posting it so you can start leaving your comments!!  It's a lot of stuff!!!  The video took over 8 minutes!!!

Check back soon!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Getting ready to post my BIGGEST Blog Candy EVER!!

Hi, everyone,
I'm just waiting for a couple of items to arrive, then I will be posting my most extravagant, biggest, sweetest blog candy EVER!!!!  You definitely won't want to miss this one!!!  I'm hoping to have the details and pictures posted by the end of the week!!!   This prize package is STUFFED with awesome goodness.  There will be 12 X 12 papers, 8 X 8 papers, stamp sets, chipboard, etc, etc.  And yes, even a brand new Cricut Cartridge!!! WOOHOO!!!!  Make sure you check back often for your chance to win!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Laura Denison Romantique-inspired box

Hi, everyone,
Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the web today!  The project I am posting today is a box I learned from Laura Denison at  Laura is a genius paper designer and I really enjoy her online classes.  This box is based on her Romantique box.  The paper is from a stack from Hobby Lobby.  You can't tell in the pictures, but it is heavily foiled gold and black paper.  I used two contrasting papers to create the box and lid.  I made the black and gold roses on the top using a method taught by Kathy Orta at using the McGill flower molding tools and mat.   The flowers were cut with the Cricut Expression using Kathy's Gypsy file. The feet, keyhole, metal corners and hitchpost are by Tim Holtz.  The feet come in silver, so I inked them with gold ink from Viva Decor, then distressed them using brown and black Memento ink to make them match the other hardware on the box.  The bling is some that I purchased at CHA in January, 2010.  It is very sparkly IRL.  I love comments, so let me know what you think.  This project was difficult to photograph and the colors are much richer in person.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

CHA Announcements! Very interesting!

Hi, everyone!
Have you been like me and glued to Twitter and Facebook for the latest CHA news??  I've even stalked Terri O on CHA-TV!!  The most exciting new products for me are the new Cricut Expression 2 and the Cricut Craftroom software.  The Expression 2 eliminates the need for keypad overlays and has a color touch screen!  Way cool!!  And it can cut from the Imagine cartridges, as well as the original Cricut cartridges!  It will even have WIFI capabalities with an optional Wifi adapter.This new Cricut will launch on HSN on April 26 and has an MSRP of $399.  I don't know for sure, but HSN usually has the same price, but you get a bundle instead of just the machine for the same price.  The Cricut Craftroom software will be an online design tool and is in beta testing right now!  Cool thing about this??  You can use it anywhere you can connect to the internet and it will be FREE!  Who doesn't love free???

So, what are YOU most excited about that was announced at CHA so far???


Friday, January 28, 2011

So excited!!!

Hello, everyone!
Thanks for stopping by!  I am excited because, as some of you know, I'm a "kitchen table" crafter and have never really had a dedicated place to craft.  While that is still the case, at least I am getting my supplies more organized, thanks to a BUNCH of JetMax cubes that my sweet husband has been assembling for me!  I have a wonderful, heavy duty entertainment system type cabinet that my dad built for me years ago.  It has always held stereo components.  Now that most of those components are no longer used, I got rid of all of that and am converting the cabinet into storage for my craft supplies.  What a big job!!!  But it will be so worth it once it is done and I can find what I'm looking for!!!  I have a long ways to go to be finished, but once I am, I will post a pic for you.  I'm loving these cubes because no matter which one I'm using, it seems to hold things perfectly, size-wise!  I had a hodge-podge of different types of containers for various items before and it's going to be so much nicer to have everything at my fingertips and all in the same type of storage!!

OK, gotta get back to it!!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Well, my crafty friends,
Something I have been worried about has come to pass.  According to the director of consumer sales at CHA, there will be no more consumer Supershows connected to CHA.  The awesome Supershow that my bff, Lacy, and I attended last January in Anaheim was such an awesome experience and something we had planned on and looked forward to doing again.  Initially, when I contacted CHA about a Supershow in LA this January, I was told that they were having difficulty securing a location close to the tradeshow, so there would be no Supershow THIS JANUARY.  I just received word this morning that there will be no more Supershows.  Instead, CHA is partnering with existing craft shows to see if they want to include some of the vendors that would normally participate in the Supershow.  I'm just SOOOO disappointed!  The CHA Supershow in Anaheim last January was an experience of a lifetime.  I met so many wonderful people, including many of my online friends and creative crafters whom I follow online on YouTube and Ustream.  Lacy and I had planned on going again this January.  When we were told there would be no Supershow this year in January, we began making plans to attend in 2012.  This is no small feat since Lacy lives in Wisconsin, I live in California.  We met in person for the first time last year at CHA.

So sad..........................................................................

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Hi, everyone!!
January seems to be a month with TONS of birthdays in my circle of crafty friends!!!  Robyn ( and Karlee ( both have birthdays this month (just to name a couple!) and so do I!!    I believe Karlee's is the 22nd, Robyn's is the 24th, and mine is the 11th!!( BTW, I would love it if you would stop by Robyn and Karlee's blogs and wish them happy birthday!) So, seems like a perfect time for ME to give one of YOU a gift, right??

So, how about a brand spankin' new Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge to prepare you for all those awesome Valentine's projects???

For your chance to win, all you have to do is sign up to follow my blog (if you aren't already a follower) and post a comment on this post telling me that you are a follower, and also what Valentine projects you have planned.

That's it!! Easy Peasy!!

I will pick the winner on Robyn's birthday, January 24th at 9pm PST.  I had planned to pick the winner on MY own birthday, but got this posted too late.  And, as usual with my giveaways, there will be a few surprises thrown in just for fun! Good luck, everyone!!!


Monday, January 24, 2011


Hi, everyone,
First, let me say how much I appreciate each and every one of you who take the time to visit and follow my blog!!  You all mean so much to me and I thank you!!

OK, without further ado, the winner of the Sweethearts cartridge is:

Melissa at

Melissa, please contact me with your address so I can get your prize on its' way to you!!

Thanks, again, everyone, for participating!  I will be doing another give-away SOON!!!

Love and Hugs!

Happy Birthday, Robyn!! (My Pink Stamper)

Hi, everyone!
In honor of Robyn's birthday, I thought I would share a quick video and Robyn and Karlee from one year ago today at CHA!  You can tell by the amount of laughter that we were all having a great time!! And if you haven't already, why not hop on over to her blog and leave some birthday love!

Make sure you check back after 9pm PST tonight when I will post the winner of the Sweethearts cartridge!!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Hubby is happy!

Hello, everyone!
Thanks for stopping by.  I intended to post earlier today, but we spent the day at our friends' car dealership.  Hubby is very happy to have a new-to-him truck to tow our fifth wheel with.  His truck was 16 years old, so he's happy to have something quite a bit newer!  I'm exhausted tonight.  Who knew spending all that money could take a whole day and make you so tired???  I've been trying to work on my challenge project for SSPT for February!  Maybe tomorrow!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Congratulations, Monique!!!

Just had to post a note of congratulations for the lovely Monique Griffith who just finished her treatment for breast cancer TODAY!!!  WOOHOO!!!!  This is so awesome, and I am overcome with emotion!!!  If you would like to leave a note of congratulations for yourself, you can visit her blog at:


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Here's what I've been doing today!

Hi, everyone!
Hope you are all having a blessed Sunday!!  It's so cold and dreary here that I really got into a creative mood, so I decided to dye some rayon seam binding.  I've been seeing this all over the internet and couldn't wait to try my hand at it.  It is so easy and I love the look!!!  Have you tried it yet???  Here's a tip for ya:  WEAR GLOVES!! haha  Ask me how I know!!!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Another tool caddy!

Hi, everyone, and thanks for stopping by.  Well, sometimes I just hit at something that's fun and useful.  After altering the coffee can for the SSPT January challenge, I started looking around for other useful items that could work to hold my ever-expanding supply of necessary crafting tools.  So, I found this Cascade dishwasher detergent tub and decided to decorate it with coordinating papers.  I love the look, but, as you can see, I need MORE!!!  So, I'm on another search for items to alter for tool caddies!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

SSPT Challenge update pics

OK, I couldn't leave well enough alone!! haha  After I posted the first set of pictures, I remembered my Viva Decor Pearl Pen and thought some pearl dots would add to the dimension.  The pictures aren't great, but I think you can tell a difference.  I think the pearl pen gave this project a more finished look and added some dimension to the design.  What do you think??


Sugar Sweet Paper Treats Challenge Project

Hi, everyone!
This is my project for the January challenge at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats.  The challenge was to alter something.  This is a simple coffee can.  I covered it with paper, then fussy cut the border and added that to the can, then used TONS of Stickles to make the flowers all shimmery!  I even used my Imagine.  I discovered that the color pallete of Lori's Garden matched my papers perfectly, so the back is decorated with cuts from that Imagine cartridge and also lots of Stickles.  The "ribbon" actually isn't ribbon at all.  It is rayon seam binding that I colored using alcohol inks, then scrunched and dried with my heat gun.  This project was simple and will serve as a tool caddy since I have filled up every available container with scrapping tools!! haha

I love comments, so let me know what ya think!

Blessings and hugs!

Here's a close up of the front showing more of the shimmer

Here's the back:

I photographed this project before all the glue was completely dry which is why the edges appear to be sticking up.  As the glue dried, they are now flush with the paper, but I just couldn't wait to share the pictures!! haha

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge Project

Ok, let me just say right off that I by no means feel qualified by any stretch of the imagination to be chosen for Robyn's awesome design team, but it was a rainy day here in California and I was bored, so this card was born!  My focal image was cut at 2 3/4" from the Elegant Cake cartridge.  It is called Accent 8 and is on page 37 of the handbook.  I first cut the base in a soft sage green, then cut the layer in a pale pink.  I then inked the green layer with Forest Moss Distress Ink and inked the pink layer with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  I was really happy with the result, although it is difficult to photograph.  Then I cut the brown layer from Chocolate Stardream cardstock.  I LOVE this cardstock!  It is so shimmery and beautiful and is awesome to work with.  The brown layer is 7" X 3 1/2 ".  The card base is also Stardream cardstock in Opal, which is a beautiful shimmery off-white. The card base is large-- 12" X 8 1/2", folded in half, making the card front 6" X 8 1/2". The brown mulberry flower is from  I love their flowers.  This one is the 2" gardenia in brown.  Now for the ribbon.  It actually isn't ribbon at all.  It is rayon seam binding that was white.  I put it in a zip bag and added alcohol ink in Mountain Rose and Hazelnut, dried it with my heat gun as I scrumched it so it would look wrinkly, then misted it with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist and tied it on my card!  So, that's it.  Hope you like it!

Happy New Year!!!!

Happy New Year, bloggers!!!  My prayer for you all is that 2011 is your happiest and healthiest ever!!!