Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The one and only

Christmas card I made, that is and it's after xmas!  To see the list of items I used you can go here.  I am entering this at

PIO - bling
Rainbow Lady's -  white xmas
The Order of the Opus Gluei - white xmas
Cooking it up with Katie - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
Paperplay - xmas
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Delicious Doodles - anything goes
One Stop Craft - winter wishes

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Just for you

This picture came out really blue looking the ink and paper are actually Pool Party
I was trying to get a good pic of the dazzles, it's all over the front of the card
all these pics look more on the green side but it is the same card

Posted by PicasaI love this sketch from Stamping 411 it's perfect as a gift certificate holder.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Stamping 411 sketch
Scrapbookers Paradise monochromatic
Cooking It Up With Katie anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge  punches/dies
Craft Your Passion  glitter
Pile It On  bling

Thanks for looking

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Just a little somthin

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Just a little something I finished today, I have been trying to find different uses for this stamp set and punch by SU, I do have another idea in the works you'll have to wait and see.....
I am entering this in the following challenges:

Flutter By Wednesday's  open challenge
Charisma Cardz Challenges  lace and pearls
pile it on  anything with a "p" I have pink and pearls

thanks for looking

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Posted by PicasaThree little words can mean so much.  Isn't the baby cute , she's from Some Odd Girl ok she is listed as Tiny Baby, so could be boy or girl.  I chose to call her a girl because this is the thank you cards I made for my daughter for her baby shower gifts and she had a girl, my first grandbaby!  I thought I would enter this at

Pile It On  I am thankful for my new grandbaby
Scrap-Creations use sentiment as main focus
City Crafter  thank you
Fab n Funky  it's all white on the night
4 Crafty Chicks baby
Crafty Catz use a digi
2 Sisters anything goes

Thanks for looking

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hey Jack!

Posted by PicasaThis is the work of my son, the first pumpkin he has carved all by himself, unfortunately Jack didn't last to long within two days he had turned to mush and mold.  Luckily I had taken these pictures right away.  I had read somewhere that if you put lemon juice on fruit it will last long, fyi, not true for pumpkins.  He did a good job at carving, I made some pretzel sticks and he made the decorative tin can, he gets his craftiness from me ;).  The rat next to the pumpkin, you can barely see him.  There is a story behind this rat, which is not real, thank goodness.  The kids and I like to trick and scare each other so we have various fake snakes, bug, rodents lying around the house and when you least expect it when you open a draw, closet or container, yes there will be a critter to greet you.  The rat is our lastest addition to the family the kids really got me the other day, I walked right into the bedroom and there he was right in the middle of the floor and oh yes I screamed and ran the other direction and of course then felt foolish, I was the one who had just recently purchased the rat.  They laughed!!! 

It's Spooktacular

This is what I gave my boss for boss's day she loves Halloween, she happens to be my bff, I had made this card awhile back but never found the perfect sentiment for the inside I finally did from Graphicat

The BOMB and not in the good way

Ok , so I haven't been around here in awhile.  I got a little discouraged and lost some juice.  See about a year ago I became a demonstrator, high hopes, gun ho!! not to make millions but to do what I love and share it (yea and ok if I could cover my costs I would have been pleased).  I should have known better this was my third attempt at this kind of business, see , I just am not a salesperson, just doesn't work for me.  So for months I didn't advance in the business part of it, I finally decided to give it a good go ahead, move forward, I had to work it, right?  So I printed some flyers, passed them out, made lots of crafty projects, reserved a building, spent lots of money, and waited for them to come........
.....and waited.  They didn't come!  How could this be?  No one?? (actually my bff and three co-crafters did come, thank you for being there for me) All day we sat there, not one person.  I'm sorry but I found this quite discouraging, I thought I had found the calling I had always been looking for.  Now I had to evaluate my situation again, quit or hang in there?  What to do , what to do?? I really felt after three attempts at this line of work and another let down, I was being told to stop, this is not it, but how can that be, I love this, I love crafting.  So I didn't blog for awhile, I did still craft because I had specific things I had to get done, but my heart wasn't in as much.  That and life kinda got in the way!!  Lots of things going on, I'm sure you all know what I mean.
So today I decided to blog, wasn't going to, it just happened.  I have know decided to just let things be and I will find my path, sooner or later.  I love to craft and will continue, (not to mention I have to use all this stuff I have bought, can't let it go to waste ;)

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Awwww, this widdle babee is soo kwoot

This week at Simon says stamp and show  is anything goes, how easy is that!  Over at Scrappin the music the inspiration is Three Little Birds, it's so much fun to scrap to music.  The words to this song would be the message I give to my youngest here almost twelve years ago, and the words I wish I would have believed if I had heard them twelve years ago.  I chose 3 pics and added the birdie.  At One stop craft challenge the recipe is 1 ribbon/lace, 2 pattern paper and 3 buttons.  I used more of some of the items, not sure if this will count.  Wow there is nearly 200 entries at 2 sisters challenge      where it's anything goes.  Babies is the theme at Scrapcreations  this week.  It's cute and cuddly at Moving along with the times.  Wow there is lots of embellies at Stamp something  , mine for this page is the ribbon, I love this ribbon and my flourishes.  Gingersnap Creations  has a recipe of 3 words, 3 papers and 3 buttons, again I maaaayyy have went overboard on the buttons, I can't help it , it's my new die.  There's buttons galore at Frosted designs.  There is no pink or blue on this page which isn't allowed this week at Crafty catz.  It's an open challenge at Sketches in Thyme  you just have to use any sketch.  I followed the sketch at Sketchabilities  , there is some fantastic inspiration there.
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

MSMSS (on Sunday, darn it)

Music Saves My Soul
check out what everyone is listening to at
Marceas , and link up

here's my pick for this week

to the end of the line

Posted by PicasaIt's all a flourish at Simon says stamp and show.  Top tip Tuesday  is celebrating weddings and anniversaries.  This was my wedding, my first and only one, I did things a little backwards, kids first , then marriage, oh well, whatever works!  Anything goes at Craft your passion  so this will be among the many submissions.  They want to see some flowers at Charisma cardz  , I made these flowers from scratch, they are supposed to look like calla lillies, which is what I had at my wedding, not to bad huh?  More flowers at I did it creations.  It's a Total eclipse of the heart at Scrap it with a song,  this is so much fun to scrap to music , which is where my title came from it's a line from the song.  I followed the sketch from Pages in time lasting memories 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Music saves my soul saturday uhhhh on Tuesday

Ok so True Blood is back on so I had to put this song on
Music Saves My Soul

It's Red, White and Blue with Stars and Stripes, It's Summer Baybeee!!

So I've been mia but I got this done , I need to do more pages, as you can see these pics are from 09, I am behing on scrapping, I haven't even scrapped his baby pics, I will get there. I have so many ball pics and this is what summer is about baseball and cheese fries at the ball  park ,Fab n Funky  wants to see some summer lovin.  Let's here it for Red, White and Blue at Stamp Something,  Ann's Creative Nook,  Penny's Paper Crafty,  Paper Issues.  Let's here it for stars and stripes at Stamptacular Sunday.  All you have to do is use a word at Simon Says Stamp and Show  how easy is that!  Pile it On is going round in circles.  Candy Shoppe Designs is all about summer.  They are seeing red at Craft your Passion.  Scrap Creations wants to see anything but a card, I got that!  Sentimental Sundays are looking for flag colors, it's Red , White, and Blue in the USA, baybeee!!   There's a color challenge at The Play Date Cafe

all supplies stampin up
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's me

Yes it's me, and my blog photo.  I follow I Heart Faces it's all about photography, which I love and I always want to enter but kinda think my stuff is never good enough, so this challenge is for bright and vivid and I thought this fit the theme.  I took this pic myself and edited it in picasa.  I am always looking for that wow factor in my pics, something that speaks to me.  This says - hey! I'm here alive in living color, push the limits and live to the fullest!
thanks for looking

edited to add the pic again blogger wanted to eat it!

Monday, June 13, 2011

It's in 3D

You should see the awesome entries at the 3d challenge at Paper Craft Planet Blog the butterfly example is really cool.  I had to give it try.  The cool thing is I will just flatten when I put it in envelope and when it comes out (hopefully) it will pop back into shape. The Hot Spot  is looking for laser cut details.  Crafty Hos' wants to see bright blue , green and yellow this week.

edited to add pics again blogger ate these the first time too!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

MSMSS on Sunday

I know what you mean about being late, I missed last weeks post altogether, and here it is Sunday when this is supposed to be Sat, I'm usually always behind, to many things on my list to do.  I don't know anything about this group but when I happened upon it on you tube by the end of the song my toes were tapping and my booty was bopping!!  So what are you listening to this week?  Link up at Marcea's

Define Good?

It's Oh Christmas Tree at Sassy Studio Designs    which is where the sexy lady came from.  On my Desert Islands Crafters    list I chose 3 of the ten which are 2+ images, bling and chalk.  I love anything goes at Craft Your Passion. 

misc dollar stamps

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Fathers Day

Anything goes at Bearly Mine the background paper on the card is from Bearly mine.  It's all about dad at Simply Create.  They are celebrating Fathers day and  men at many different places this week  Sparkles.  Fab n Funky   the Paper Variety   .  Paperplay  , Delicious DoodlesOne StopSentimental Sundays , At Kenny K this week they want to see your favorite color, I have so many but right now I'm doing alot of purple and blue.  At Stamptacular Sunday you can show dads or grads.

 kenny k
traci reed
bearly mine
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Belle of the Ball

It's both pleasure and pain at HDH this week.  Something you like and something you don't.  I love my stamp by Daniel Torrente , I got it from Stampotique.  The pain part or dislike is single layer cards, I can never seem to pull them off where I am satisfied enough, cas cards are hard for me too, I love to pile things on and I am not found of even #'s unless its 8 or symmetry.  So I definetly made a card I don't usually make, but I gotta say I think she's pretty cute!  Anything goes at Craft Your Passion and you can enter as many times as you want as long as it's different and no backlinking.  Try it on Tuesdays has some weird and wonderful stuff they are showing off.  At Stampotique they want to see cas, and you can use any stamp for this challenge.  I did choose this stamp from Stampotique, I love it and don't get to use it often enough.   Thanks for  looking!
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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Skull Appreciation Day


Join us today , June 4th for one wild blog hop event! We will be celebrating Skull Appreciation Day by featuring projects that spotlight the much-loved cranium. We will also be giving away tons of freebies during the hop!

If you just happened upon this post and would like to start at the beginning and get the details on how to win some awesome prizes! :)
  or got lost along the way click HERE which will be Terra's blog.

If your on the right track you should have arrived from inspiring  Trisha 's  blog 

and this is my creation that I have made for this special day
I  used an image from Delicous Doodles, I colored the flowers with copics, stamped su flourish background, used th colorwash on the background, ms border punch, michaels ribbon, th emb folder , stickles
Ok, so in my enormous amount of spare time(ha ha, best joke I told all year) I decided to appreciate the skull some more and made this
the image I got from smeared and smudged, I think the love paper might be pimp my tags, colored with copics
and this one I made almost 12 years ago, he's my youngest and was a good sport to play along with me

and just the other day he said I was weird and not normal??
next on your stop is the super talented  Lady Brayton
If you get lost along the way here is a complete list of the hop,
there is some awesome talent here
thanks for stopping by!! 

                       Dawn  (you are here)