Saturday, September 20, 2014

rain, rain, go away....

It has been raining all day and night and it doesn't seem to be stopping. What can a girl do in all of this rain? Can't go anywhere because when it rain's my  car looks like it is sitting in a gigantic puddle and my shoes get wet way above them. SO what else can a girl do you ask?

So that's just what I did.

I'm a part of a swap called LOTW . It means you can chose a word you would like others to create for you. Then you chose letters of the other ladies words that you want to do for them. They pick the size of the letter, the colors, the theme and you create it.

So I am going to list the names and letters I did,with the theme.

Names:                                                      Letter:                               Theme:

* minions                                                  i                                         minions
* McIssaccs                                              s                                         minions
* pre kindergarten                                     t                                         school
* abigail                                                    b                                         bling
* kindergarten                                           r                                         school
* South Dakota                                         k, o                                    red/gold leaves
* swofford                                                 S                                       to match a LO she posted
* birthday                                                 i                                         lions, giraffe, zebra
* sunshine                                                 s                                        sunny
* bear paw                                                p                                        carnival
* valdez                                                    e                                        alaskin fishing
* sadie                                                      a                                         dog
* lucy                                                       y                                         dog
* shyann                                                   n                                         artist
* karinna                                                  r                                          butterfly

Following the list above you should be able to figure out the letters.

I used all scraps of paper, cricut craft room for the letters, stencils, gems, ink pads, ink pens, markers, tag with tickets on it I received in a swap, stamped images of butterflies from a friends wife, leaves from a ruined wreath and clip art.

Took me several hours to complete these. Hardest part was matching colors and themes.

What have you been working on ?


Hi, I wanted to share with you a card I made for a dear friend and his wife. They just finally got the keys to there own home, after trying for so long. They are very happy and I am equally happy for them.

I used a free house card i found while reading Facebook.  I went and read about it and checked with a few others she had, decided on this one.

I used a blue card stock as the card because there new home is blue. I glued down a piece of white scratch paper to the inside of the top so that way you could see the card. Using some make-up sponges and ink, I colored in a little bit on the white paper. Wrote on the out side and inside with a white marker. I really like how it turned out.

Shall we move on to the card now?

I hope they are equally happy to receive it.

Friday, September 19, 2014

summery card

Hello everyone, how are you on this fine day? With summer starting to come to a end, I wanted to get this pretty little girl file used. I had fun playing with her. She is a digi stamp from Sunsational Stamps.

I am in a challenge over at and it is called Challenge Gallery Inspiration Round 26. I signed up to scraplift a card and a layout. The person before me had to find a card and layout for me to scraplift. Then they gave me the twist of using something upcycled. I used a upcycled doily. 

Let me show you what I had to scraplift from and also what I did.


My Creation:

* bright coral and purple cardstock
* upcycled doily
* gel pens
* colored pencils
* upcycled button

I am entering my creation into the following challenges:

* wordartwednesday  - anything goes 
* crafterscafeblogchallenge  - water related
* creativefingerschallengeblog  - anything goes

Thanks for visiting and can't wait to see what you create for the end of summer.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scrappin Madge Birthday Blog Hop

Woohoo please join me in saying Happy birthday to Madge on her special day. Also thanks for coming and hopping along on her Birthday Blog Hop. The creations in this hop are sure to amaze you.

You should be coming to my blog from Sarah's Blog . If you happened to of gotten lost or just started at my blog, please go and start at THE BIRTHDAY GIRLS BLOG  so you don't miss anything. Birthday girl is giving away a camera, yes a camera.

Here we go on to my creation.

I made a simple but cute birthday card for Madge. I used a digi stamp from Sunsational Stamps. I chose not to use the title it had with it. Instead I used a happy birthday stamp. I printed on card stock and colored it in with my Crayola Crayons. I then cut him out and got him onto my background paper, I used black ink for the saying and a blue/green ink for the edges,

*humming bird digi.
*black ultra fine point sharpie pin (to outline image)
*card base
*crayola crayons as follows
-sky blue (bird)
-periwinkle (bird)
-mauvelous (bird beak)
-yellow (flower center)
-pine green (flower stem)
-metallic fx steel blue (bird wings)
-metallic fx cyber grape (flower petals)
-metallic fx big dip o' ruby (flower petals)
The metallic fx gives it a sparkle look. its in the crayons.

 On to my card :

Such a simple but cute card aye, what do you think about it? Please let me know in the comments as I to will be giving away BLOG CANDY.

To be entered to win my blog candy please follow my blog, leave me a comment right here letting me know what you thought.

If your all finished here please head on over to Bev's  place to see what she has created.

Let's not forget to tell the birthday girl , HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Here is the whole line up in case something happens and you need it.

Blog Roll:
Start: Scrappin Madge:

Rhonda M. Bewley Ratliff:

Jessica Douglass Wilson:

Jennifer Gallacher:

An'Jenic Gibson:

Linsey Rickett:

Jenny Johnson:


Sarah Biswabic

Rhonda Helm: <--- a="" are="" here="" you="">

Bev Code:

Dawn Marie:

Amy E.

Rhonda Emery:

Melissa Fromm:

Tammy Smith:

Jessica Kephart:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Frozen - Elsa

Good morning blogland. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am here to share some frozen gifts my niece and I made for Rhiannon, our neighbor. She just turned 8 and her party was Frozen themed. I didnt get to finish my LO but I will be back later today to share that.

I made a simple card using a digi of Elsa from Frozen (I will link you once it is placed in the store) from sunsational stamps. . I used white as my card  base then added  a pink embossed happy birthday piece on top. Using pop dots I placed Else on top of the pink. Inside I stamped happy birthday. Put a small crochet flower in the corner and used some self adhesive lace at the bottom.

Simple but cute.

My niece Kiara also made a card using Anna, 

After Kiara got done making this Anna card, she hand drew Elsa and put her in a frame.

 I believe she did an awesome job.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out Frozen. 

Please stop by Sunsational Stamps and get you some fun digi and stamps plus svg's.

Friday, August 8, 2014

May Your christmas Be a Sweet One.

Good afternoon my friends, how is your August going? Mine has been BUSY. I am unsure of where July ran off to but it sure seems like August is going with it. I am here to share a card with you.

I have a lovely crafty friend on FB named Vera. She loves Christmas in July and getting Christmas cards. So her and I send each other a hand made Christmas card. "May your Christmas be a sweet one" is the one I sent her. 

I am on the DT for Sunsational Stamps , so I used one of there new stamps on my card. You get the image and the title as one file. I think this stamp set is so cute. You can find the stamp I used here.

I used a red and green ultra fine sharpie for the title. Altering colors as I went on. I colored the tree and ginger bread man in with gelly roll in pens, they have a lil shimmer to them. The trunk is just a brown pen I had (only brown pen I own). I colored and outlined everything in a ultra fine black sharpie. Used a silver gelly roll pen for the 3 bands on ginger bread man. the star and ornaments I used Stickles. The stickle colors I used are Starry night, Candy cane, Waterfall, Platinum, Fruit punch and glitz stickles in sequins. I pop dot'd the title off the page. The snow flake paper I used as the background is 8 1/2 x 11" and had no name on it. I inked the edges with versa color - 25 cardinal ink. 

Let's move on to the card ,shall we.


Here is the very beautiful Christmas card I received from Vera, her daughter Jeni made it. I JUST LOVE IT. Thanks Vera and Jeni.

Thanks for stopping by and please come check out sunsational stamps.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Here we are already in July and that means it will soon be my birthday. That just means I want all my family and friends to help me celebrate all month long. So we will be having a JULY EXTRAVAGANZA,

How will we do this, you ask? It's simple. Just continue reading.

There are 5 weeks in July, my special day isn't until the 30th. so that means we have all month to celebrate and YOU can win prizes for playing along .

We will be taking a week to make as many projects in the categories as we can. the more you make , the more entries you will receive. If you mail one of the projects to me for my birthday you will get triple entries for the project. (the more you mail, the more entries you get).

Week 1 6/30 - 7/5: We will be making Layouts. These can be any theme but you will get a extra entry if it is birthday related. triple if you don't put any photos on and mail it to me .

Week 2: 7/6 - 7/12: We will be making ATC's. They can be any theme but you will get a extra entry if it is birthday related. triple if you mail it to me.

Week3: 7/13 - 7/19: We will be making Tags. They can be any theme but you will get a extra entry if it is birthday related. triple if you mail it to me.

Week 4: 7/20 - 7/26: We will be making Mini albums. Does not matter how big or how many pages, make sure it is decorated some. They can be any theme but you will get a extra entry if it is birthday related. triple if you mail it to me.

Week 5: 7/27 - 7/31: We will be making Altered items. You can make anything for this as long as your altering something. They can be any theme but you will get a extra entry if it is birthday related. triple if you mail it to me.

For extras we can make cards or anything else birthday related,

When you get your item done and its in the week for it, post the photo to this page and label it with the week # and if your are mailing it so i can write your entries down.

At the end of every week i will tally up all the entries for that week and choose a winner for a special prize from me. I will mail all prizes the first week in August.

*** This is not a event to make you mail me stuff. It is a event to get you creating and also winning prizes from ME. BUT you can sent it to me if you would like***

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Memories with my Dad.

Here with a LO to share with you. I am in some challenges over at and majority if not all dealt with Dad. So here I am to share with you my LO of my papa.

The challenges I entered into is :
* family / relatives.
* gratefulness- im over grateful for my papa.
* scrap w/scraps.
* stickers - my memories title and the cap and the two photo corners . my dad title was stickers too.
* hoarders - all of this LO I have had a while. photo was from 2000. 1 of the D is really a P.
* scraplift favs.
*stamping - the stars .
* scraplift person before you. I got to choose a LO to scraplift from Scrapanda's gallery.

Here is the photo I lifted from.
Photo property of Scrapanda.

Here is my lift :

That's my Dad creation. The photo is from my college graduation in 2000. I was graduating with my Associates in Criminal Justice from F.M.U.

Until next time......

Saturday, June 28, 2014

cupcakes forever

Back in blogland to share a set of cards. I followed a sketch (kinda) from over at crazy-4-challenges .  It was a simple but fun one. After I got done with the one, I decided to make it a set of four. I've never done that before.

Here is the sketch :

Here is my card :

See simple but fun , aye. Who doesn't want cupcakes forever?

Since I love there sketch, I am entering my cards into there challenge . Why don't you go on over and create a fun card and enter too. If you do, please let me know as I would love to see.

Friday, June 27, 2014


Hey crafty friends. I wanted to share a layout I did today. I used a sketch for a challenge at colorful creations 2014. The sketch is a fun one. It has one photo on it and I used two photos and made it in to one. The paper is VERY  busy I know. I got it from another swap over at . The challenge over there is the UGLY PAPER CHALLENGE. The two papers seemed to be birthday themed. I will show a photo of the papers below. The big title is also from a swap over at I thought it was time I started to use up all these swaps I seem to keep joining.

Below is my 2 pieces of "ugly" paper and a embellishment. As you can see the papers clash bad. The rules are you have to use both pieces, at least 90%. So I used one  as background (right one) and cut the other up. Used it as a photo mat and cut some presents and hearts from it. There is not much left. I used a red and blue piece from the CRICUT Paper Pad, Celebrations 40-1603 for under the photos.

 Here is the sketch I used .

So there you have my take on the challenge and sketch over at Colorful Creations. Why don't you try one of there sketches one day? I'd love to see what you come up with.

I've also entered my project into the following challenges:
* ttcrd-challenge-june-24 - anything goes
* milkcoffeechallenge*summer-fun-challenge  - my birthday is the end of July-dab into the summer, 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Happy Father's Day.

Morning everyone. I am here to share 2 cards I made for fathers day. One for my papa (dad) and the other for my bestie. I kinda sorta made them alike.

I followed the sketch from sketchnscrap . It is card sketch #27 . I am entering my card in her challenge also.

following is the sketch:

Now on to my cards:

I hope I inspired you just a little bit, so you will go over to Sketch~N~Scrap and enter there challenge. It will end on June 30th. I hope you will share with me your creation as I would love to see.

Until next time.....

I am also entering into the following challenges.
1. through the craft room -, Anything Goes
2. milk coffee challenge - for-dad-special-male-challenge
3. sister act card challenge 61 - Anything Goes
4. moving along with time - Anything Goes
5. crafty girls challenges - Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Hello, how are you on this fine morning? All is well for me so far. It is only 2:39 am.. I am here to share a layout I did of me and my niece Kiara. She was about 5 or 6 and we loved to take photos in them weird booths in the mail. We had fun that day.

I followed the sketch for May over at Um WOW Studio . It was so fun to get out some stamps, washi tape, paper clip, chipboard letters, paints and hearts.

I painted the K for Kiara and R for Rhonda with light pink and light blue paint. I used a light green and a orange color for the title.

Here is the sketch I followed.

Let's get to my project shall we ... 

Thanks for coming and checking out my creation. Don't forget to stop on over at Um WOW Studio and participate. Can't wait to see what you make.