Monday, May 30, 2011

"Love Grows"

I think it is because we have had such dark, dreary, days here that I made such a 'bright' card. I have to admit it may look gaudy, but I like it! (Did I mention that my daughter doesn't think I have any taste?) LOL! I love this cute little image from LOTV. I colored the image with.....what else? Copics! I punched the lace with a MS punch. I added a sheer ribbon and added  a cute sunflower button to the bow. The sentiment is also from LOTV and I framed it with a SU circle punch. The DP is from Debbie Mum...isn't it cute? I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wedding Images

I have been coloring a few wedding images up for a dear friend (the other Patti Sue) and decided to color this cute little image from Wee Stamps. (Did I mention I was on a "Wee" kick this week-end?)
I just got to playing with some images and couldn't seem to stop! I am assuming it is the rainy weather.
I colored the image with my Copics and added some Spica pen to give the image some glittery lights. The ribbon is some I have had since my daughter was 4 and this card used the last of the spool. My daughter will be 35 this year. Do you think I am a hoarder? LOL! The ticket sentiment is a freebie from Bizzy Bec's, I thought it fit this image so well. My rolled roses were made by lil' ole me! I have so much fun making these things. I added little black buttons to the centers and some fern leaves to finish off my card. I am entering this card at the following challenges:

It is Christmas in the Heart!

Since I was doing a Christmas card in May, I decided to do  'non-traditional' colors. It still feels like winter here. But I am so grateful that we don't have the devastation from storms that so many are having. This little image is from Wee Stamps. I colored the image with Copics and added a little glitter and Spica pen to make this image sparkle. I used my Lifestyle dies to cut the image out and to frame it. I think my paper is from SU. I added ribbon and metal snowflakes. I used a CTMH sentiment and framed it with a Spellbinders tag die. Another card to add to my Christmas supply.

Oh, Those Fabulous Flowers!

So, sorry about this crummy picture. I couldn't seem to get a good picture of this card. It is time for another challenge at KKKG's. This week the challenge is "Those Fabulous Flowers". This is one that is right up my alley. This cute image is called "Bathing Beauty". Doesn't she remind you of the 50's pin-up girls? I had this cute paper and wanted to showcase this image with it. I used an embossing folder, added some cute ribbon, pearls and of course some fabulous flowers to create this fun summer card.
Kenny K is offering 5 digi's to one lucky winner.
Our special guest designer this week is the very talented Anna Marie at
So, color up those Kenny K images and grab some flowers and play! Happy Memorial Day and thank you to each of our military members, I am so thankful and blessed to have the life I do because of you!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A "Wee" Week-end!

This card is going to a very special lady. She was so kind to send me a wonderful little packet and in that packet was the beautiful daffodil flowers on this card. Are they not the cutest? I was really ill mannered and played with them before I thanked her. So, sweet Glenda, THANK YOU! You can tell I really fell in love with them! LOL! This is a new Wee Image. I think she is so cute watching her 'flower' blow away. You can find this stamp and many more at . I colored the image with Copics and just used some scrap pieces of paper to make my card. I added my flowers from Glenda (Brooks) at check out her blog for a treat. A metal frame for my sentiment finished off my fun little card.

Friday, May 27, 2011

I Believe in Fairies!

I think Wee Stamps is fast becoming my favorite stamps. I fell in love with this Fairy. I had so much fun putting this card together. I colored this beautiful image with Copics and added a little glitter to the wings to make them sparkle. I added a silver doily and mounted the image on card stock. I used my Lifestyle dies to cut my mat. Lace, mulberry roses,  fern leaves and a gingham bow were each added. The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley. I added pearls to the outside edge and then popped it on foam tape. I have two more cute images to color and share. I also want to shout out "HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET AMANDA"! I hope everyone will drop by to wish her a Happy Birthday (Saturday!) Have a safe week-end!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

"Let It Snow! Oh No!"

A friend of mine 'Pam Sparks' had told me about a new Christmas challenge coming up. If you have never checked out Pam's blog you have missed a treat. She does beautiful work.....WARNING....she is a terrible influence on new products! LOL! Anyway, this is the sketch that can be found at It really was fun to play with and a great reason to get those Christmas cards made. I colored this cute little h'Angler with Copics. I added a bit of glitter to his hate to make him sparkle. I also added a cute little stick pin. I took pre-made tag and added a sentiment from SU and a reindeer button and popped it out with a bit of foam tape.
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Noel???? in May????

I can't believe I am making Christmas cards today....but here is the proof! LOL! I know I will be glad when it comes time to start mailing them out! This is an image from Mo Manning called "I even love the box". I have seen this very scene with my own grand kids. I colored the image with Copics and added a bit of Spica pen and glitter to the image. A tag with a Noel button and star button are my sentiment. I added a cute little bow to finish off my card. So now I have card number one done!

Funky and Fun!

After a morning of ironing...ugh! The sky has turned dark and overcast, so I decided to take time and play! I had to have another go at merging images, so I picked these two from Kenny K. I decided to play with my Copics and got a little wild on the hair. I really have no clue who this card will go to, probably one of the teen girls at church, but it was fun to play with. All the paper is scraps from my never ending box and the flowers are from WOC. Just a fun little card to practice on. Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Merging Images!

This is another image that I played with images and merged them with a background. These cute little images are from Mo Manning. There is nothing like a bossy elder sibling and an ever enduring family pet! LOL! I colored my image with Copics. I used the sketch at Pricillia's Midnight Madness. A couple of SU ribbon sliders and three lace flowers with a pink dew drop center finished off my card.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

"Summer Smiles"

Last night I played with merging images. Those of you whom have mastered this will wonder why this is a big deal for me. LOL! But this is my first merged image. I had lots of fun playing with different images and seeing what I could come up with. I decided to use this cute little h'angler (a gift from a very sweet friend)! and make my "Mojo Monday" card. All of my papers came from my scrap box. I colored the image with Copics. (I don't know why the bear's cheeks look orange in RL they are pink! I added my lace edge with a Magnolia die, real lace flowers and a small metal edged tag. the sun flower is a left over from a project from last summer. Three half pearls finished off my card.
I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

"It's a White Out"

It is challenge time again at KKKG's! This one is so much fun and the cards by the DT are stunning. So dig out your white because the challenge is white on white with only the image colored! I love doing this type of card and I think they are so very beautiful! I wanted to create another birthday card for a special friend and I had that in mind when I started this card. I colored my image with Copics and added a little Spica pen to the guitar. I used my crop-a-dile to add some dots to the back ground and then also added texture with a stamping up embossing folder and a sizzix folder. I rolled my own roses and added white pearl centers. I used a McGill fern punch and punched white graphite paper for the leaves. (I hope you can see them!) I used a sizzix die to cut out my swirls and added some white glitter to them and the sentiment for the "Bling" I love. A strip of lace with a Magnolia die and some real lace finished off my card. I hope all of you will hop over to
to join in on the fun! REMEMBER you must use a Kenny K image in order to win the fab prizes!
This week Kenny K is offering 5 digis of your choice and Crafty Emma is offering a stamp called Fabulous! How much fun is that?
Our guest designer is Alaine check out her blogspot at
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Country GIrl"

I just love this lovely sketch Donalda came up with for the challenge at if you have never checked out her lovely work be sure and go to she will always have something beautiful to inspire you. I was feeling a bit like a country girl today and for some reason this color combination worked great for this sketch. I colored my cute little h'Angler with copics. My DP is from DCWV. The flowers are from WOC.
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Birthday ????

I have a few friends that will be celebrating their birthdays soon! This card is for one of them. This image is a digi from "Wee Stamps". I think she is so very cute! I colored her with my Copics. I thought she looked like spring! I framed her with a Spellbinders die and added two half pearls. I added some pretty flowers and beautiful lace from WOC. I used a McGill punch for the fern leaves. Hand stitching finished off my card. I hope you each have a wonderful week-end.


Today my craft room kept calling me to come and play. This has been a busy month and making time to craft was hard to do. Today I let the dust bunnies gather and played. This cute little image perfectly fit the way I was feeling. It is spring, the birds are singing, flowers are blooming and best of all the sun was shinning.  I had intended to just make birthday cards for some special friends but I strayed off the path a bit with this card. I am sure I will find someone to send this card to! LOL! The image is a free digi I found on the Internet. I colored her with Copics and popped her a bit with foam tape. I used a MS punch to add some paper lace. I added some flowers from WOC, also some pearls. The butterfly is a MS punch and I added Stickles to make it glitter. A pretty ribbon and a pink heart button finished off my card. I will enter this card in challenges as I locate them. Have a blessed week-end.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Oh No...Where's the Mojo Patti Sue?

I love to start the week off with Mojo Monday. But, this week I was trying to 'practice' coloring an image for my good friend the "Other Patti Sue". I just struggled trying to put this card together. I think I was trying to over think it and just couldn't relax and enjoy the sketch. I wanted to work up my card in creams and black...not a normal combination for me. Well, I tried think out of the box and this is what happens. I colored this cute little LOTV stamp with Copics. I added some Spica pen for a little bling. My DP is DCWV, I added a Mulberry rose from  WOC, half pearls. I used  a Spellbinders die to frame the rose and a MS punch for the cute little flower boarders. (Note to Patti Sue: I will keep practicing!)
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Sunday, May 15, 2011

"Love Is A Battlefield!"

I love this image from Kenny K....I thought she went perfect with my sentiment! This is such a fun challenge this week at KKKG's! It is to use one die cut and one punch...right up my alley! I used one of my new Spellbinders die and inked the edges. I added a cute little ribbon and bow from some ribbon my dear friend Amanda sent me! Isn't it cute? I punched out my flowers and added some rhinestones to the center of the flower. I used a McGill punch for the fern. I am having a problem with this sticking and I keep plopping it down to get it to pop back up. I am sure is is not the approved method for unsticking a punch! A butterfly and punched ticket sentiment finished off my card. Kenny K is offering 5 digi's of the winner's choice and our sponsor is Michelle's Scrapbooking store and they are offering a $15 gift certificate to the lucky winner.
Hop on over to to enter your card and be sure and check out to find some great items to add to your craft needs.
Have a blessed week!
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Monday, May 9, 2011

"My Daughter"

I wanted to make a card for my daughter just to brighten her day. I am so very proud of her and all she has accomplished. She has had set backs in her life and has managed to rise above them. She has kept her focus on her education. She volunteers in her community for worthy causes and is a supportive friend, sister and daughter. So, when I received this cute little Sugar Nellie from  my dear friend Elaine I just had to use it for my daughter's card. I colored the image with Copics. I added liquid glass to the glasses and the apple. I framed the image with a Spellbinders die. My dp is from the Linen Closet (love this pad)! Ribbon (thanks Amanda!) and roses from WOC finished off my card.
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I love the h'Angler boy stamps (also the girl stamps). I wish I could just order them like Magnolia, LOTV, and Sugar Nellies. HINT! HINT! This little guy came from my dear friend Elaine....Thanks! This is just the cutest little guy and like my grandsons he loves fishing. Of course my grandsons like to go fishing with their Papa...but they never bring back fish like this! LOL! I colored this cute little guy with Copics and added a bit of Spica pens for some bling! My paper is all from my scrap bin. The sentiment is a stamp I found several years ago at a yard sail. I brought it home and cleaned it up and it is one of my favorites. I added two spiral brads, ric rack and ribbon to finish off my card. Just a fun card to make. Hope every one's Monday went well. Blessings!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

It's time for another fun challenge at KKKG's! These cards are two of the new images I was supposed to showcase last week....yikes! It is so hard when you are away from your craft room and computer to acquire new images. So, I am doing 'make-up work with this week's theme! The theme is "Retro" lots of fun and Kenny K has some great new images to fit  the "Retro" look! Not only is Kenny K offering 5 digi images to the lucky winner our other sponsor for the week is "Fantastic Ribbons" and they are offering a bag of buttons. We have a very talented guest designer "Alicia" 
Check out her blog for some great inspiration!
I hope you will join us this week at:
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Saturday, May 7, 2011

"Happy Birthday Lou Lou"

I had so much fun making this card. The paper was a gift from my sweet friend Elaine, the ribbon from Amanda. I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends. This is one of those cards that just fell together. I have a dear friend that is celebrating her birthday next week. We always give each other cards that make us laugh. When I saw this sentiment I just had to work it up into a card for Lou Ann. I know she will get a kick out of it. The image is a "Lily of  the Valley", that I colored with Copics. I framed it and the sentiment with Nestabilities. I added paper lace with a MS punch and three pink drops. I also used a little Spica pen to add a little bling to the card. The inside cupcake is a stamp that I bought from a sale bin. Happy Birthday Lou Lou...hope you have a wonderful year!

Happy Birthday!

I have a good friend who plays the piano at church and is the music worship leader. Her musicality is fantastic and she will always lift your spirit. Her birthday is coming up this month and I wanted to do a special card for her to let her know how special she is. I love this h'Angler image and she does look like she is ready for a a day of shopping or church! LOL! I used scrap paper pieces on this card. Love to use those up. My dear friend Elaine sent me some Lily of the Valley sentiments and this one was just perfect for this card. (Heads up Elaine you have something coming your way!) I used two MS punches to create my lace and added four red buttons, a red sheer bow finishes off this fun little card!
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

"The Blessings In My Life"

I just had to share two of the greatest blessing in my life. My grandson's Luke and Logan.
They are part of the reason I was MIA the last month. My DH and I spent a month in Wyoming helping them move into their new home and helping to get them settled. They are the best!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

"Stayin Alive"

OK...I admit that I just love this guy....I love the pocket protector with all the important items needed, the bow tie and the white socks that are falling down and that he is bustin a move! LOL! The challenge this week is a card for "Father's Day". I know my husband will get a kick out of either one of these cards. I used scrap pieces for both cards. The 'shiny' disco ball and my swirl is from an old gift sack and I just punched and cut the shapes out for them. I also added liquid glass to the glasses to make them look nice and thick. The second card I punched stars out with SU punches.  I hope each of the great dad's out there will have a wonderful Father's Day. Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband and to my son Jeff .... you two are the best!
Kenny K is offering 5 digi's and a great prize from Krafty Ribbon! Yummy!
Hop on over to and enter to win!