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.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Why Don't You Blog This?

I'm here today to complete a swap I joined. It is called " why don't you blog this?"  You have 2 partners and they will tell you something they want you to blog about. You then go and blog about The topic they chose for you.

So here goes:

Topic 1 is from katcouch and her topic is "which pet you think is the best and why. Write if you have owned any in the past and if you have talk about how they influenced how you feel about that kind of pet."

I LOVE LOVE animals.  I once had a parakeet I named Blu . She of course was blue, I had her for 11 years and she past away. I miss her so much. I now have 2 parakeets named Bucky and Leo. I have had them for about 3 years now, My bestie got them for me after Blu had past away. They love to sing and watch tv. When wrestling comes on they will talk loud the whole time. Bucky is green and Leo is yellow. I call them "boys" lol. The best pet anyone could ask for.

Miss.Daisy came into my life February 13, 2013. She is a Chihuahua and Calahoula mixed. She weighs 17 pounds now. Daisy's birthday is December 24, 2013 . She loves her friends the cats. As soon as she goes outside, her friends come and join her. When I take her for a walk, I am also walking 3 cats as they follow us . It is so funny. Daisy has her own pillow and blanket in the car and she loves to go for rides with me. She will follow me to the door and when I say she can't go this time, she will sit at that door all sad until I get back. I believe she has separation anxiety when shes not with me. Nap time with mommy is her favorite past time. She will sit beside the bed and just stare at you until you pick her up and put her in bed with you. She will stay and sleep with you for hours.

I have had betta fish, gold fish, cat fish but I cant seem to keep fish.

Here are some photos of my babies.

leo and bucky



 daisy hugging her friend (3 months old)

 Daisy now

 Daisy napping with me. lol

 Daisy and 2 of her walking partners

Daisy hugging her friend


Daisy napping on moms bed.

Can't seem to find my photo of Blu. Hope you enjoyed my pet's as much as I do.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy Mother's Day Mom

I wanted to make something for my mom to show her how special to me she is. I found a gorgeous glass bell with flowers in it , at my grandma's garage sale. I knew right then that this is what I was going to alter for my mom. She loves the color purple. Any shade of it, she loves. So I had to change the color of the flowers and ribbon on the bell to match perfectly.

Here is what the bell looked like when I got it.

I looked and looked in my stash to see just how I was going to change the colors from pink to purple. I decided I was going to make some mist spray since I never did it before and I apparently needed some.
I went to the local dollar general and got some alcohol and spray bottle. They dont sell any type of dye so I had to go to Walmart for that.
I ended up getting 2 bottles of the Rit dye in the colors or purple and denim.

 Here is everything I used on my project.

I started by making my spray. I filled the spray bottle to where you see it with the alcohol. Then just added the Rit in until i was content with my color. Taking the hot glue gun I put the flower trim around the handle of the bell. 

When I  was finished with that I took apart the flowers. Taking the leaves off and the big one I say the small ones inside my trash can and sprayed the heck out of it. They was a real deep purple but once air drying they lightened up .

 After I sprayed the little ones I then went and sprayed the big one. It was originally white and pink. I kinda dried it a little with a napkin then let it finish air drying. 

When I was content with my flowers I went on to dye the ribbon which was a lighter pink. I loved how the ribbon came out. The color is beautiful. After it air dried I tied it back on to the base of the handle like it originally was.

 After I got all of that done I went hunting gems. I used the ones I kept from my I-Rock. The ones I used are a deep deep purple. I glued them to the base of the bell with the glossy accent.

Using Folk Art acrylic paint in the violet pansy color, I wrote mom on the front of the bell. It's not wrote perfect but she loves it.

Here is the finished bell. 

I started the day making 2 mothers day cards. One for my mom and one for my sister. I used Cricut Craft Room to make them. They are cut at 4 inches . I made purple for mom and orange / yellow for my sister. A little chalk ink to edge and  gel pens to outline.

Really hoping you liked my mothers day creation for my mom. I know she loved it.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project. Did you make anything ? If so what did you create? I'd love to see it.