Thursday, June 30, 2011

Another Christmas Card!

I do love doing Christmas challenges as it forces me to get my Christmas cards done before the holiday season. This image is a Sugar Nellie, it is an older one and I am not sure it is still available. I colored the image with Copics and framed it with a Spellbinders die. I used my crop-a-dile to add snow! I also added some candy cane eyelets and ribbon which I added cross-stitching. I followed the sketch at
and I am also entering this card in their challenge. I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th!

Two for Two

Those of you who follow my blog know that I often make two cards that are alike but different to send to my grandsons. I spied these cute digi images at thanks to my good friend/enabler Amanda and knew I had to have them for my grandsons. We will be taking them to the Oregon coast in August and I am looking forward to spending time on the beach with them. I hope this card will remind them of the fun we had last year and will have this year. I colored both images with Copics and added liquid glass to their goggles. I added ticket sentiments to both cards. Just some fun little card to let my grandsons know I love them.

"Girls Rule!"

I have been experimenting with some new paper with my Copics. The paper is Mowhawk Bright White (color copy 98) / Blanc Brilliant Smooth #12-214 (acid free), a friend of mine picked it up for me at our local Paper Express store. (Thanks Wendy!) It is $15.00 for 250 sheets. This is my take on it and believe me I am not a paper expert. I am sold on X-press It paper when it comes to Copics. While this worked, I found the ink did not blend as well and I don't think you get the rich look with your colors that you do on X-press It paper. I will be anxious to hear what other think of this paper. It is more economical than the X-press It. I will use it for smaller images but prefer the X-press. I just got this cute little digi and had to play with her a bit. My paper is from DCWV. I added liquid glass to her sunglasses and flowers from WOC. A cute little ticket sentiment and some yellow drops finished off my card. Your can find these cute little images at
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

"Happy Birthday Luke"

This year 'sniff' my oldest grandson turns six. We will be on the Oregon coast for his birthday! Then he will return home to start school. I can't believe he is already this old. I enjoy the roll of 'grammy' and cherish the times we have together. I wanted to do a card that was special for him. I am hoping this one fills the bill. I love this cute little image and added a swirl and the number six. Both of which I added Viva glitter gel too. I must say I managed to add it to several other things including my fingers. I was a bit of a sticky mess. I added a ticket sentiment to finish off my birthday card. Happy Birthday sweet Luke I love you to the moon and back!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Christmas Madness?

I wanted to do a card for the Pricillastyles Challenge. I have played in it for several years and enjoy the challenge of their sketches. I don't know why but I really wanted to do a Christmas card. I colored this little Tilda with Copics and used a Spellbinder's die to frame her. My Christmas paper is left over from last year, as is my ribbon. A cute little snowflake button finished off my card.  I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Father's Day Card---Late in Posting!

I was so busy around Father's Day that I didn't have time to post my card. This is a SU image that I colored with Copics. It reminds me of my DH who is a fantastic BBQ chef. He follows another blog and another great blog he just received a box with some yummy rub and BBQ sauce (to die for) from Kirk. If you like to BBQ be sure and check this blog out! Happy Father's Day to all the men who love to cook.

"God Bless You"

I had to rush to get this in the Sugar Bowl this week. I have been so busy this summer that I have not had time to play as much as I like! This was one of my first stamps I bought once I started blogging. Needless to say she is a favorite. I also am trying to learn from my good friend Amanda about paper choices. She does the loveliest combinations and I am trying  hard to 'think outside of the box' when I choose my paper. So, Amanda, how did I do? LOL! I framed my image with 'Lifestyle Oval Dies'. and my paper is from DCWV. I colored the image with Copics and added some paper flowers from WOC. I used a MS punch for my heart boarder and a free ticket sentiment to finish off my  card. I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Monday, June 27, 2011


I needed a little 'play' time today, I have had a busy two weeks and had little time to craft. So, I decided to color up this cute little Mo Manning stamp. I colored this cute image with Copics. I added some gingham bows to her hair and along the lace boarder. My tag punch and sentiment is from SU. U added lace and flowers from WOC. Some Viva pearls finished off my tag. I also added paper lace boarder with a MS punch and a brad to finish of this card. I hope your Monday allowed you to play a bit with your favorite stamps.  

Mojo Monday!

There is something wistful about this little LOTV bear. Maybe it is because I was the player that usually sat on the bench (yes, I wasn't the most co-ordinated...still not!) I am following the Mojo Monday sketch. This one was a hard one for me and I am still not happy with my card. It may be too CAS for me. LOL! I used a MS punch for my bottom boarder and used Viva pearls to add a little bling. A 3-d basket ball sticker, some mesh and three brads finished off this little square card. I am hoping I will find time this week to play as I have been missing my play time for the last two weeks. Blessings to each of you!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

"The Red, White, and Blue"

I hope everyone is ready for a great 4th of July week-end. KKKG's is having a very patriotic challenge this week. RED, WHITE, AND BLUE on your cards. I hope my card expresses my love for my country. One of the things I love about baseball games is how they start with the national anthem. This image was just perfect for this card. My 'flag' is a screen saver I printed on card stock. I dry embossed the blue background. I had the baseball ribbon and although it was wide, I had to use it on this card.
Kenny K is offering five images (winners choice) and Crafty Ribbons is also offering a prize to one lucky winner. Join us at and show your 'red, white and blue'!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day and a look at our VBS

Happy Father's Day! I hope every dad knows how special they are and how important they are to their family. I had to share with you a picture of our VBS stage. This is what has kept  me busy for two weeks, painting and creating this. Tomorrow starts a week of VBS. I know it will be fun but, I know I will be exhausted at the end of the week. The rocks are all Styrofoam that I hand painted and the diving board is also foam. The bamboo is foam noodles that I painted. I hope you have a wonderful week filled with blessings.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Another card for the grandsons! I have to say I am loving this LOTV image. My grandsons are always showing me their "Karate" moves. I colored this cute image with my Copics. I used a MS punch for the circle accents. I added some ribbon holders and added a stitched ribbon. The sentiment is from SU and framed with a SU punch. Just a note, it is freezing here today! Brrrr...where is summer?I am entering this card at the following challenges:

"Do You Believe In Magic?"

Disclaimer: In real life this card is soooo much prettier than this picture! LOL! It really is! I love this LOTV stamp, it reminds me of my grandsons and how they love to play 'make believe'. Everyday they are imagining they are super hero's, firemen, cowboys, policemen, well, you get the picture. Their mom is great at pinning on capes (towels) etc. to help them enjoy their adventures. I colored this cute stamp with Copics. I dry embossed the purple paper. I added swirls (to look like magic!) and punched out my stars with SU punches.  Just a little card to bring some magic to my grandsons! I am entering this card in the LOTV challenge where this week the challenge is song for this card is "Do you believe in magic"....

Monday, June 13, 2011

"Planted With Love"

I think this is such a cute image from Mo Manning.  I have had the joy of having my grandsons help me plant around my  home. They enjoyed planting and though some of the plants got lots of love pats most of what they planted flourished. I miss having them living near to 'help' grammy. The paper lace is a MS punch and I popped my cute little flowers with foam. The ticket sentiment  was a freebie and was perfect for this card.

"Sending Hugs"

I had two of my blogging friends in mind when I did this card. The first is Janie, who has been on an 'extended trip' and just might be a little homesick. Janie, I am sending you hugs. The other is Amanda, who has a kitty that just might have posed for this stamp! LOL! the image is a Penny Black Stamp and makes me smile when I look at it. I colored the image with Copics. I also used some of that 'strange' paper that I have in some of my paper pads. I added some Prima flowers with a WOC tiny rose bud in the center. I am loving how that looks. I used a McGill punch for the fern. I used a MS punch for the butterfly and added Stickles to give it a bit of sparkle. My ticket sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. Just a fun little card that I hope will brighten someones day!


This sentiment from LOTV made me really think today. Sometimes in life it is hard to believe in "You". It is often to easy to think we don't measure up and are of no value. Maybe it is the weather or just life getting in the way, but I needed some sunshine today. So, I made this 'bright' card. I love this little stamp and had forgotten I had her. So I dusted her off and inked her up. I added some 'sunny' flowers from WOC. A little paper lace with a MS punch and some liquid glass on the float tube finished off my card. I hope your Monday was filled with sunshine.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

"Little Humming Bird"

Isn't this little humming bird image cute? I was so luck to have won him. I entered the challenge at 'Bearly Mine' and won a $20.00 gift certificate from "Fred She Said". This is one of the images I  chose. I colored the image with Copics. (I must say that I am not the best at coloring flowers. I really struggled with these petunias! I added a boarder with a MM punch, a sheer ribbon, and a swirl that I added some stickles to. The sentiment is from Tailored Expressions. I think I will have to play with this little guy some more to really do this stamp justice.

Fishing Vest and Tackle Box

Sorry if this is a long post. I had to share the pictures of my tackle boxes and fishing vests. I made these for my grandsons and thought they really turned out cute.  I plan on filling them with gummy worms and a few other treats the boys like. Each is just a little different each of my grandsons will feel like there box is special. I thought these were really cute and although they took me most of the day to make, they were worth the effort.

My Favorite Color?

It is Sunday, so it is time for another challenge at KKKG's. The challenge this week is to use your favorite color. This was a hard one for me! No, really it was! I cannot honestly say that I have a favorite color. I think that what ever color I am working with is my favorite. LOL! I merged these two images, Some how they look like they could be friends that hang out together. I used my lovely Mari Ann die  for my pink ribbon and added pink rhinestones to the center of each flower for a little bling.  I tied a multi-loop bow and added a little sheer flower to the center. I used a Spellbinder die for my SU sentiment. This week Kenny K is offering 5 images (winner's choice) and Fantastic Ribbons is offering a bag of buttons. So color up your Kenny K images and hop on over to
The other girls on  the DT have some wonderful creations to show you!

Friday, June 10, 2011

"Rough Night?"

I  have always loved the story of the Princess and the Pea. I just had to make this card with a 'pea' on her finger! LOL. I used some scrap pieces from my scrap box and framed this "Sugar" with a Spellbinders die. I added lace, ribbon, button, a prima flower to finish off my card. Have a great week-end.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Let Your Light Shine"

I had such fun playing with this card! My stamp is a h'Angler which I colored with Copics. I framed her with a doily die. I added swirls and rhinestones for a little sparkle. I used a Do-hickey die for the bottom layer of my flower, a prima flower, and a mulberry flower. I added a little stickles to make my flower sparkle also. The sentiment is from LOTV. I am entering this card at the following challenges:

"Young Love"

This is another of those "use up the strange paper" cards. This is one of my cute little "LOTV" images. I colored the image with copics and framed it with a Spellbinder die. I added paper lace that I sponged with SU Old Olive. I tied a multi loop bow with seam binding. A little green ribbon, button, and some mulberry lowers finished off my card. I am entering this card at the following challenges:

"You Make Me Smile"

I am trying to use up some of my 'funky' paper. You know the sheets that come in a pack and you're not quiet sure what you are going to do with them. I have resolved to use them. So, you may see some different combinations from me. LOL! I haven't colored one of my "Sugars" for some time, I don't know why as they were my first love in stamping and continue to be. I decided to use some sunshine yellow paper as we can't seem to get any sunshine here. I colored my image with Copics and framed her with a Lifestyle die. I used a Do-Hickey die for the first layer of my flowers, then added a prima flower and the final layer is a WOC flower. I used a SU tag punch and sentiment to finish my 'sunny' card! I am entering this card at the following challenges:

"Let It Snow or No More Rain!"

We have had such a cold, wet, dreary, spring. I am amazed when I see that many of you are having a heat wave. We are still having to run heat to take the chill out of the air. This cute little guy doesn't mind the chill! The image is a Magnolia stamp. I colored the image with my Copics. I added flock to his hat, glitter to the snow base and liquid glass to the star and the lantern. I added three ornament buttons and a "Let it Snow" button. I dry embossed the silver and white paper. I always struggle with multi-layer cards. I look at others work and all the paper seems to go  together so well and mine sometimes doesn't. If there is a secret to it and you want to share with me I would be happy to learn from you. I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Monday, June 6, 2011

It's Spring....isn't it?

My poor neglected Maggies were calling me today. I do love coloring these cute little images. I also decided to do a little paper piecing on her dress and hat ribbon. I colored the image with Copics. Framed her with a new EK punch from my DH and a bit of lace. Mulberry roses and half pearls finished off my card. I am entering this card at the following challenges: me!

Does anyone else remember Alfalfa singing that song? I must be getting old as even my kids don't remember the "Little Rascals".  My good friend Amanda has got me hooked on the Paper Sundaes challenges. This week is "Let's Get Sentimental" hence my title of this blog entry! I used my new EK punch that my DH bought for me. Isn't it pretty? The image is a "Wee Images" and the sentiment is from CTMH. I added mulberry flowers, and a cute little stick pin from my sweet friend Elaine. I colored the image with Copics and added three pink rhinestones to finish off this card.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Monday Means MOJO

This is my rather poor attempt at vintage/shabby/chic. It is also my Mojo Monday card. The positive about my card is the lovely flower....darn I can't even take credit for it, because Glenda Brooks made it! LOL....I think I am cheating on this card a bit! I framed it with a lace doily die. I also used a MS lace punch. A bit of seam binding (also a gift) and three dew drops finished off my card. I might as well throw in that since the other Patti Sue is moving and can't craft this is for her also. I should have called this a community effort card! LOL! Have a great Monday!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Sunday, June 5, 2011

It's June....Someone is Getting Married!

It's's's time for the new stamps to be released! Kenny K has a bunch of new stamps just in time for those June wedding cards. This week the challenge is a sketch by none other than our lovely Donna. Team A has some fantastic cards you are going to love! Way to go team A! I had to play along no matter that I am on team B. I love when weddings end in such a fun way. This couple certainly looks like they are having fun.  Although I didn't follow the sketch on my second card (see above posting), I wanted  you to see the different looks you can achieve with the same image. Kenny K is offering 5 images (winner's choice) and Bearly Mine Designs is offering two digi sets!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

"The Wedding Couple"

I made this card for a special friend of mine (we share the same name). I was honored she asked me to color an image for her. My other dear friend Amanda gave me the ever wise advice to add some sparkle and pearls. A girl can never go wrong with those! I added some paper lace with a MS punch and added pearls to the center of these. I added some roses from WOC, the leaves are from a Magnolia die. A bow and some pearl sticks finished off my card.
I am entering this card at the following challenges

Friday, June 3, 2011

Dragon Flies and Buttterflies!

This is a card I did for a challenge that didn't exist...but I thought it did! I really just wanted to say how blessed my life is with my blogging friends. I  never knew when I started this almost a year ago where this would lead. It took me weeks to get up nerve to leave a comment on a blog. That sweet, lady is now a very dear friend. You have each encouraged me and blessed me. You have made me laugh (especially you Amanda) I have hurt when you have been hurt. Some of you I may never get a chance to meet face to face, but some of you I know we will meet someday. On a blog the other day I read that  when we enter a challenge we should each comment on the card that proceeds our entry. I am going to start doing that and I hope each of you will consider doing the same. Here is a quote from Mother Teresa that would be good for all of us to live by:
"Let no one ever come to you
without leaving better and happier.
Be the living expression of God's kindness;
kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes,
kindness in your smile."
~Mother Teresa
Blessings to each of you!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Traci

Next week will be my oldest child's birthday. My sweet little girl will be (gulp) 35. How did that happen? I wanted to do a card that was really special. I love this "Wee" image and thought it would be the perfect card for her. I colored the image with Copics and added some glitter to her wings. I punched out the butterfly with a MS punch and added Stickles to make it sparkle. I used a tag frame from Spellbinders to make a cute little holder for my WOC mulberry rose.  A little ribbon and lace finished off my birthday card. Traci bug we love you and are blessed having you as a daughter.

"My Life Is So Blessed"

I had to get this done for Priscilla's Midnight Madness. Love playing with their sketches. This is one of my "LOTV" stamps. I decided to hand write my sentiment. I am not sure that was the best thing to do! I found the cute little glasses at the local Dollar store. I added the little roses to dress them up. Just a fun little card. I hope you enjoy it!
I am entering this card at the following challenges: