Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Today our Tuesday Throwdown challenge is Use Hearts.
Our Sponsor is Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps. They have lots of sweet images at their shop.

My image is Valentine Sweet Nothings water colored and framed with the
dotted dp. Using the MS punch I made the layers of hearts and
punched the heart sentiment out. Thought this was a perfect
Valentine image for my little granddaughter who
loves girly stuff.

Entering Challenges:
The Corrosive: I (heart) You
Stamps R Us: Valentine/Love
One Stitch At A Time: Use a digi
Card Cupids: Valentine

Monday, January 30, 2012

Heart Song Inspiration Challenge

Happy Monday to you all! A new Heart Song Challenge today and for our
challenge this week your choice is buttons/ brads.
The image on my card is Stitched with Love
found at Leah's Heart Song Shop.

A few days before Christmas a dear friend died unexpectedly. For quite a few years a group of us rode together, went to church together and hung out. In the past few years they have all retired and moved away to be closer to family, so we dont see each other to often. Everyone came back Saturday to attend the Memorial Service for Barbara. One of those bitter sweet times. Great to see friends but also missing one. Lots of sharing of pictures and memories. So all that to say the reason I made two of these cards for Barbara's daughter and for her brother Mike and wife. We all used to spend lots of fun times at their home.One bright spot in it all is that we were assured that she is now at rest dwelling in Heaven with our blessed savior.

I couldn't find the right paper so finally took a print and
changed it to meet my needs with some stamps and paint. I chose this image
because the dot filled heart reminded me of all of us and the loving friendships
we had formed. The image was water colored and
cut out to mount on the doily. A little button center for the flower and
on the bow to go with the challenge. The simple sentiment says it all.

Entering Challenges:
Lollipop Crafts: Anything Goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Scripture Phil 4:8 /// Show us your Style
Make It Monday: Always Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Scroll down to find the Passionately Artistic Post..

Using the sweet Valentine Hannah image this week. After water coloring
I cut out and foam dotted onto the Spellbinder label #8 embossed mat. The dp
is and old piece of My Minds Eye. Hand dyed ribbon and a few
glittered hearts with some pretty pink jewels. The
sentiment and small hearts were punched out.
Entering Challenges:
Sweet Stamps: Love
Cupcake Craft: All you need is love
Paper Pretties: A Valentine project

Passionately Artistic has a new linking party starting today.

Stop by and join in the fun to win some prizes.
I just started taking a Mixed Media class called She Art by Christy Tomlinson.
This is my first try at it...lots of fun but do see plenty of things
that could be better for the next one! They use lots of rub ons and I don't have
access to any so just used stamps this time. I am making
an album for a gal at church so Im using this one for
the cover of the album.
Entering Challenges:
Scrapper's Delights: Anything goes
Make It Monday: Anything goes

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


We have an easy challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown~~Charms.
Bugaboo Digi Stamps are our sponsor this week. I water colored the cute little image
and cut out with the Spellbinder label #2.
Matted on a piece that I punched each side with a MS botanical.

The sides are attached with the ribbons.
My friend Martha gave me
this pretty little butterfly charm which is perfect with my
flower image don't you think. The sentiment was punched
with two SU punches and foam dotted on.

Entering Challenges:
Mark's Finest Papers: Happy Birthday
Truly Madly Crafty: Anything Goes
Make My Monday: Flower and Leaves

Monday, January 23, 2012

Heart Song Inspiration Challenge

Is it just me or are the weeks zooming by??So much to do and so little
time to accomplish it all~~ Your two choices for Heart Song are
ribbon and/or red & white. My water colored image is Love Birds. You can find all the
Heart Song Images Here.
I used a button to attach the Spellbinder heart then foam dotted my image onto it.
The decorative borders are Spellbinder Fleur De Lis. The background was
embossed with the dotted swiss folder. A little popped
up heart for the sentiment.

Entering Challenges:
Stampin Sisters in Christ:Proverbs 3:3 A stand out heart
Sentimental Sundays: punches
The Corrosive: I heart you
Stamp Scrap and Doodle: Have a heart

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Pixie Cottage Challenge

Wednesday brings a new challenge over at The Pixie Cottage. We always have
a choice, a sketch and/or the theme. I used the theme...embossing. I dry
embossed each layer with a different folder. This is one of the new Hannah
images found at Michelle's Scrapbooking & More. She was water
colored and then mounted on the other layers. A couple
of snowflakes stacked with a jewel to go along
with the wintery scene.

Entering Challenges:
Paperminutes Partytime: Anything goes
Kreative Stempelfreunde: Winter
TCP Tuesday: Embossing
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles: Baby It's Cold Ourside

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Hope you week is starting off well. Our Tuesday Throwndown sponsor is Stitchy Bear.
They have given us the image for this week and I chose Doxie as mine. Our theme
this week is Neutral Colors.
After water coloring my image I stitched it onto another layer then mounted onto
the cardboard. The brown was embossed with the SU basket weave folder.
A few star and twine bow finishes it off.

Entering Challenges:
The Squirrel and The Fox: Critters
One Stitch at a Time: Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss: Stars

Monday, January 16, 2012

Heart Song Inspiration Challenge

Our Heart Song theme this week is glitter and/or white on white. Stop by to join us. I used the white on white. Using embossing folders and layering the frame cut with a Spellbinder label #22 and a scalloped square. The water colored rose image is one of the birthday flowers at Heart Song.
Entering Challenges:
Lexi's Creations: Anything goes
Nettie G's Digital Gems: Whispers of Spring
Make it Monday: Anything goes

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Hope you don't mind me combining the posts...a little easier on me especially as time
is of a premium these days.
The Pixie Cottage challenge is a sketch and/or stitching
I used this sweet little bear image, I love my blankie. Michelle's
Scrapbooking & More carries all The Pixie Cottage Stamps plus a large variety
of others including Magnolias. You will also find copics, dies, and many
other supplies.
After water coloring my image and stitching to the mats I added a couple
other layers, punched out the sentiment and then layered it onto
the mat cut with a Spellbinder Label # 18.

Entering Challenges:
Squigglefly: Thank You
House of Gilli: Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty: AnythingGoes

Today is a new linking party at Passionately Artistic

stop by and join the fun.

I started with an old Stampin Up set call I like your style. I double stamped
the image and matted on the black.

A few weeks ago I won a Papertrey Ink gift
certificate with my entry over at Celebrate the Occasion. I used it to get
this lovely dress form and the border die. I gussied it up with some
flowers and Stickles. The bottom layer is embossed with the dotted
swiss folder. The sentiment is foam dotted onto the Spellbinder
label #20. Girls always need pearls so there you go.

Entering Challenges:
The Crazy: Lace and/or pearls
Lexi's Creations: Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft: Something dies
Paper Creations Ink: Die cuts and/or punches

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Here it is Tuesday again already.. Seems the days blur together lately LOL Our sponsor is Stampin UP today and the theme is Baby it's Cold Outside.
I have used and old SU image called Flaky Friends, always makes me smile. This cute
group of snowmen reminds me of how much fun it is when friends or family
get together! Don't you just love
it when you look at a group gathering and see how varied we are but how we seem
to balance one another with our variety
of abilities, opinions and looks.

So on with the challenge. Hope you stop by to see all the great creations
from my teammates. AND be sure to join in!
Starting with a snowflake dp then adding the turquoise SU paper I punched the snowflake border with a MS punch then stamped snowflakes with Versamark.
I then stitched the sides with a tacking stitch that reminded me of snowflakes. The snowflakes are punched and the large one is four layers. Of course
had to make snow so used some chunky glitter for that. The image is
water colored and cut with a Spellbinder label #18. A little tag for the sentiment and voila its done!
This goes to my pastors wife as she has been a great encourager during this siege with my mom.

Entering Challenges:
There's Magic in the Air: From the Heart, use image with a heart, TU or encouragement sentiment and give to someone.
The Cheerful Stamp Pad: Let it Snow
Kreative Stempelfreundes: Winter

Monday, January 9, 2012

Heart Song Inspiration Challenge

Are you ready for a new Heart Song Inspiration challenge??? Your choice of themes is torn paper and/or border punches. We have a couple new team members and lots of great creations so hop on over. Hope your new year is starting off well. Things around here are still a little harried as we are still having to take care of my mom but I am happy to say she is really improving so should be able to be on her own soon. She made me laugh when she said she wanted to drive the other day!! She can barely walk with a walker...told her she would have to improve a wee bit more LOL But at least she is taking a interest in life again.

I'm using both the themes today. My sweet little image is water colored and then matted on the torn paper. Stop by to find this image and many more at The Heart Song Store. I used a MS botanical punch for the border. Some hand dyed ribbon and a fun flower complete the card.

Entering Challenges:
Gingerloft: Anything goes
Designed 2 Delight: Winter flowers (any flowers)
Dream Valley: Anything goes

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Two Posts Today

Our challenge for Pixie Cottage is Monochromatic/ and or the sketch. The team has some lovely inspiration so stop by for a look. You will want to also go to Michelle's Scrapbooking & More for the images and a complete store full of supplies. My favorite color is purple so that is my choice for the theme. I water colored the lily and cut out with the Spellbinder scalloped circle. Stitching, buttons and a little tied ribbon on my new die added for some simple embellies.

Entering Challenges:
House of Gilli: Anything Goes
Pary Time Tuesdays: Something new.. my new buckle die
Stampalot: Monochromatic
The Craft Garden: Monochromatic

The Passionately Artistic linking party starts today so stop by to join in. My project is a prayer journal. I started with a blank book and added the blue background running it thru a script embossing folder with some white washing.

All of the flower petals were stamped
with a bg print then shaped. Thought the big white
beads made fun centers.
Flowers always
need butterflies dont you agree?
A punched border with a MS arches and a little dotted edge.

I used Mona's CR84FN color challenge

Cupcake Craftroom: Anything Goes
To Tip Tuesday : Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Hey friends, Tuesday Throwdown is kicking off 2012 with a theme of Shiny New Year ( use something shiny) Come join in the fun. Robyn's Fetish is our sponsor and I have water colored the Ballerina image. Her little crown is covered with gold stickles. The pretty dp has lots of shine but sure wasnt able to capture it. My flowers and mat for the image are made from glassine paper. My ribbon also has some pretty shine to it. This is for my nephew's twins upcoming birthday. The twins are a boy and girl and his daughter Danni is nicknamed pink.

Entering Challenges:
Crafty Boots: Celebrations
Whoopsi Daisy: Free and Easy
The Pink Elephant: Anything Goes
Critter Sketch: Celebrations

Monday, January 2, 2012

Heart Song Inspiration Challenge

Happy 2012 my friends! I for one am looking forward to a new and" improved" year how about you?? We are starting off the New Year with an Anything Goes theme at Heart Song. I have used the Chrysanthemum image found here. Im ready to take a time out from red so yellow and golds were my choice for today. The image was water colored. Things have been in such turmoil with my mom being sick for so long that my birthday slipped by during that time but later I received several wonderful paper crafting goodies from friends and family. I used my new Spellbinder label #18to cut out the mat then embossed with with my new SU basket weave embossing folder. The dp is some my friend Martha sent me for my birthday. The top is cut with a Spellbinder Fleur De Lis and some little jewels added. The Cherry Lynn butterfly is sprayed with several glimmer mists. A dyed ribbon and sentiment finish off the card.
Entering Challenges:
Robyn's Fetish: Anything Goes
Pile it On: Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox: Something New
Wee Memories: New