Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So excited to find out that I'm a Winner

I found out that I won the challenge over at Color Me Copic.

Winner of Challenge #79 "Anything Goes" is


This is my card that I used and I won 7 images from Bugaboo.
Woo hoo

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A little late than never...

I tired to post this card last night and for some reason my blogger was not playing nice.  Well, I've re-started my PC and here we go.
 This card is just for fun.  I used the Twiggy image and went a little into the holiday season.

As always I pulled papers from my scraps to pull this card together.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Good Morning Monday

It's time to start another week and things have cooled down a little bit here in Iowa.  I've started working on a few holiday/winter cards and lucky for me this weeks challenge at The Outlawz included 'Shine'
My card features a birch tree and deer die from Taylored Expressions.  I love both of these dies and they make such an impact.

A very simple card that just required a few layers, a sentiment and a bow.
I hope you go over and visit The Outlawz blog and see what the DT's have shared on the Greetings Team.
This week also is an 'Anything Goes', so go for it!

Our Fabulous Sponsors for the Month of October


Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wishing You A Happy Birthday

I recently took a couple of days of me time to craft with my sister.  We usually try to get together at least a couple of times a year and it was greatly needed.
My nieces birthday was yesterday, the 26th and I made this card for her during my craft-cation.

I love this digital image and especially her hair.  I chose my paper first this time, then colored my image.
Happy Birthday Sarah!  Hope you had a Great Day!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Critters are Always Fun

It's Saturday and time for another addition of Hiding In My Craft Room.

This weeks challenge is HIMCR #121 - Use a Critter! This can be a stamped image, a digi image, a cut out image, any Critter! A cuddly critter, a crawly critter, a flying critter, any critter! 

 I got to use one of those favorite Critter stamps from Mo Manning.  I love these  images and this little guy was just what I needed for today's challenge.  So is he a Porcupine or a Hedgehog?  Not sure but he works!
I thought the sentiment was perfect.

You must stop over at HIMCR and check out the other projects from the talented Design Team.

You have until Saturday, November 2nd at 2AM Pacific time, to link up your creation to get entered into the giveaway this week. When uploading to online galleries please use code HIMCR121.

The giveaway this week is a Wildlife Crciut Lite Cartridge!

I'm off to Craft with a group of ladies today at our Meet-Up group, so maybe I can post a few pictures later.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

We'll Be Friends FOREVER

Have you ever looked at an image and you knew exactly how you wanted to color it?
Well, that's what happened to me when I saw this Kenny K girl.  I knew she was going to have red hair, then I planned her clothes.  I have some Washi Paper 12 X 12 sheets so that's what I used for the black and white background.  I picked out a couple more DP and some bling to finish her off.

Don't you just Love the sentiment?
Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What's In The Pear Tree...

I found this digital image the other day and it really looked like something I wanted to color.
I wanted to keep the finished card simple, so I colored the bird and layered the image on several pieces of pattern paper.

The Chevron ribbon that I used for the bow is from Amuse' Studios.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Just a few more Pumpkins

I have an extra card that I finished after some of my DT work, so I thought I would share it today.
Its a basic Pumpkin image and I decided to add a little twist of Purple.
Actually it was laying on my desk along with the ribbon so I decided to put something together.

It's different.....
Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Pumpkin Harvest Time

Its pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins over at The Outlawz.
This weeks challenge has to have a Pumpkin on it and of  course a sentiment.
The Greetings Design Team has outdone themselves with inspiration projects.
He's my DT card for the week.
This is another famous Mo Manning image and I usually find myself coloring it at least a couple of time during this time of year.



Please hop on over to The Outlawz and join the fun.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hello Again. It's a Double Post Sunday

Today I have a second post because 2 of my Design team Challenges have new post starting today.
I'd like to share the card that I made for 613 Avenue Create challenge using the 
Create your own challenge chart.

You must use 1 - 3 items from every column.  I realized after I got started that it really wasn't that hard to use something from each column, but I did have to be careful not to use more than three.

Column 1 -Image, Sentiment, Pattern Paper
Column 2 - Shaped Card, Die Cut, Paper, Punch
Column 3 - Stickles, Glossy Accents, Embossing Powder
Column 4 - Bling
Column 5 - Ribbon, Twine, Stitching

Our sponsor this week is Kenny K, and this is 'Happy Holidays' digital image.

I had a great time coloring this and really like the way the card turned out.  
Thanks for stopping by again today.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Gift Bag and More

Well it's time for another Challenge at Hobbycutz and this week we want to see anything but a card . You can make a home decoration, scrapbook page, gift item, so that certainly opens it up for many things.
Today I decided to feature a gift bag that you can make using 2 pieces of double sided paper.  I started with matching 12 X 12 sheets.  I used a paper that would coordinate with my fun Snowman image.

I used 4 Hobbycutz pieces to make a frame for the image.  I chose another paper to make a border for the top of the bag using a Martha Stewart punch.  I added the paper bow, and it's ready for a gift.

Here are the instructions for each piece of paper

(if anyone wants these instructions please email me and I will send you the file.  It keeps turning tot a black square!?!?)

Score each sheet as shown on diagram and make the cuts per instructions.  
Fold along all scored lines.  
Fold 2” flap along top in opposite direction.     
Assemble bag by interlocking scored lines along sides and bottom.  
Adhere side flaps and bottom flaps.  
Punch holes on the side to add a ribbon handle, you can also use a paper handle or no handle at all.  
Embellish and finish as desired.

This is my first post today, so be sure to check back a little later for round two!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Color, Color, Color

Happy Saturday! We have a really fun challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room and another great giveaway for you this week!
Here is my card for the week.  I love this Greeting Farm Image and this Graphic 45 paper I used.  It has been designed on a step card base just to give some dimension.  I have colored my image using Copic Markers, any surprise??

The challenge is HIMCR #120 - Color It! Time to get out those markers, Copics, color pencils, chalks, crayons, whatever!

The giveaway this week is going to be a Set of 3 Copic Markers - A Color Fusion Set! The winner will get to choose from set 1, 3, 5, or 6. These are great to either add to your collection or just getting started.
Hop on over to the HIMCR blog and read more about this great prize.
Thanks for stopping
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Friday, October 18, 2013

Lets Go Crazy...

It's Friday and time for another challenge from Creative Corner Challenges and we are ready to 
That's our challenge this week, so we hope you can have some fun with it.
I think these ladies are so funny.  I decided they should have matching outfits with lots of sparkle.  Not sure it shows up in the photo, but I used plenty of Stickles!
Image -AP Style Dancing Ladies

Our Sponsor this week

Please go over to Creative Corner and see what the DT's have in store this week.  We also have a couple of guest designers from Rick St. Dennis.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall is Here...

Well the chill has set in and it was a cold and dreary day here in Iowa.  This is supposed to be the peak weekend to see the beautiful colors of the leaves in our area, so I'm sure the highways will be busy and the camera's will be snapping those pictures.
I put together a quick card to share using Tim Holtz blueprint stamps, it focuses on the leaves and acorns.

I colored with Copic Markers and then used several colors of Distress Inks to add shading.
I hope you enjoy the fall season this weekend.
Thanks for stopping.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It's Hump Day!!

Well it's 'Hump' day and I guess I should be featuring a Camel if I'm going to say that.  Not!
I don't have a Camel image so here's my choice.

I stamped 2 images the other day, using one for a project and then having this sweet little image left over.
This is Twirl Anya from The Greeting Farm.  I used my famous scrap stash and decided to pick purple.  Not a color I would normally pick, but I stepped out of the box and went for it.
The fun cloth 'YAY' button is from my Freckled Fawn goodies and it worked perfectly for this project.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Picking up the pieces.

Doing a little cleaning before I tackle this weeks projects and I started this card with a piece of paper I altered a couple of weeks ago.  I started with a beige woodgrain paper from Amuse' Studios. Using a basic resist method I stamped the swirl background stamp with clear embossing compound then started layering Distress Inks to achieve the color I wanted.  Having the black modern leaf and some border papers left from a project ,I just started putting it all together.  Finally I added the black ribbon and the flowers.
A little bling in the middle from Frecked Fawn.  The Dream sentiment is from black letter brads.

Very basic, simple card but I hope it inspires you to pick up a few pieces and see what you get.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Greetings from The Outlawz.

It's that time of the week again for the Greetings Team to offer up their inspiration.
The Outlawz want you to show us your projects using at least 2 pattern papers.
Just remember you have to have a sentiment but other than that, anything goes.

My card this week is a step card.  Using at least the 2 pattern papers I went to the scraps and starting digging.  I used my new Amuse'Studio bow die to add that fun accent,
Thanks for stopping by today and hop over to The Outlawz and see the DT inspiration.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy Fall from the HoneyPop Squirrel

Well I told you the other day that I've been working with my many HoneyPop stamps to see if I could find different ways to use them.
Well I pulled out this fun Squirrel set and started playing.

 So this is the front of the card.  I decided to make the Honey Comb Acorn the center of the card.  Adding a few fun layers of scrap to the base.  I stamped all the images from the set and stamped several extra small acorns.  I took the opportunity to use several of my favorite Amuse' Studio papers and the large banner thats been in my stash for a few weeks.  
I rarely do anything to the inside of my cards, as I like to keep them clean and simple.  Well, this time I had several images left after I stamped and colored them all, so I added them to the inside.

I love this little squirrel.  He would normally holding the Honey Comb acorn, but he works just fine holding the other one I colored.
I hope you like my take on this project.
Have a great Sunday.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Super Scraps Saturday

Yes, that's true and there's no better challenge for me than this one.  
I absolutely love my DT duties at Hiding In My Craft Room.  The challenges are so much fun and we have something for everyone.
We also have a great sponsor this week that blessed each designer with goodies to use on our project.

This weeks prize is a $20 Gift Certificate from Freckled Fawn.

October Release

This is my card for the week and I used the great striped buttons and the fabulous yellow metal flower from my goodie pack.  I came up with my card by cleaning off my desk,  I had 5 Design Team cards due in one week and I had a great stash on my desk.  I must admit that it was a very MESSY stash, but GOOD.  I picked the flower ribbon with the great colors and then just gathered several fun papers.  I do have a problem with throwing stuff away, so I always have scraps laying around.
If you know me very well, and follow my blog.  this challenge is right up my alley.
Love the way the card turned out and I hope you go over to the HIMCR blog and check out the fantastic projects from my fellow DT members.  Very talented group.
Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great weekend.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Anything But A Card....

Today at Creative Corner Challenge we are featuring 'Anything But A Card' projects.
For some reason I have my weeks mixed up and I wasn't really supposed to have a DT project ready, but I guess I just wanted to get a head start on Christmas decorating.
So today I have a wire Christmas tree to show you.

My sister and I saw a tree something like this several years ago at CHA and I have been looking for the supplies to make it.  The original tree was bigger and had a pre-made wire tree base.  I have not been able to find anything close, so I decided to take a stab at making my own wire tree.  
Well, it worked and I would make another one with a few modifications.
I hot glued the wool felt balls onto the wire base and then wired the little jingle bells to the tree.  Not sure I would use the jingle bells again, but might consider some sequins?
Hope this inspires you to hop over to Creative Corner and see the other DT inspirations.  
Join us this week with your 'Anything But' creation.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pie Anyone???

Ok, so I must say that I had a great time making this card.  I have a drawer of Inky Antic HoneyPop stamps.  I used to teach a class at my local scrapbook store until it closed.  I used these stamps all the time for the HoneyPop classes and also for some basic Copic Marker instruction.
I have been trying to find various ways to use these products other than a normal card, so today I have a step card to offer.

Now since there's a pie on my card, I have a card recipe for you today
Inky Antics - 11120MC Apple Pie
Inky Antic -Honey Comb - Ivory & Brown
Copics - R14,R24,R36, R59,G14, E21,E23,E25,E27,E30,E31,Y13,Y15,Y17
Stampin' Up! Candy Dots
Spellbinders - Labels One
Sizzix - Banners #2
EK Success Zig Zag border punch

Once again, I loved making this card and I hope you enjoy.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Surprise from Hiding In My Craft Room

This morning our fearless leader at HIMCR posted the Design Team Introductions.  We have returning members and new members on the team.  I must admit when I read the news I was shocked to see that Laurie is offering a GREAT prize for those who make comments on our blogs. 
She is such a giver and here's a snippet from her message:

All you have to do is visit each of the DT blogs, leave a comment, and then go back here and post ONE comment on this post letting me know you did!

How about a Cricut cartridge?
The winner, chosen randomly, will get to choose from:
Robot Party Events cartridge
Space Party Events cartridge
Paper Play Project cartridge
Freshly Pickled Cartridge
Robotz Cartridge

If we have enough response I might even choose more than one winner! So be sure and tell your friends and/or post about our little surprise blog hop!
You will have until next Wednesday afternoon to get your commenting done and get entered! I will announce the winner or winners Wednesday night, October 16th! 
Here's my current post over at HIMCR

Thanks to those of you that have already posted comments here.  Enjoy your blog hop!


Autumn Greetings

I have a paper pad from Hampton Arts, Autumn Flowers Collections that was the inspiration for this card.  I love the muted tones and colors.  
This is a very simple card that has several layers and I topped it off with a basic pumpkin image.
This is a top fold card and I placed the accent bow and sentiment on the right side.
The bow  was made from an Amuse Studio die.  They have two sizes and this is the smallest of the two.
I do suggest that you use double sided paper to make the bows.
Thanks for stopping by today and if you need more information about this post, please contact me.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

It's that time of year....

I always know that fall is right around the corner when I start seeing all the Lady Bugs.  They start to hang around outside and even manage to make it inside.  I think they are catching a ride with the dog.

Today I want to feature this Mo Manning image that reminds me of this time of year.
Now this little bug is way too cute and I love how the card turned out.
Thanks for stopping to day.
I have entered my card in the following challenge:

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Outlawz say SMILE!

This is World 'SMILE' week and we want to share it with you over at The Outlawz.

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. -  Unknown
A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose. - Tom Wilson

When I started to make this card I knew I wanted to use the Smile sentiment stamp, but needed to find just the right image.  I decided to look at my digital files and came up with this image from Alicia.

The paper is from My Mind's Eye - 'Notable'
I have several images from Alicia and they are so much fun to work with.
Hop over to The Outlawz and see all the inspiration from the Design Team.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Anything Goes

I love 'Anything Goes' challenges and that's what we have to offer you over at 613 Avenue Create this week.

Our challenge sponsor this week is

I decided to stick with the Halloween theme a little longer since it's still October, so here's my Design Team feature.
Autumn Nap - RSD

This little guys has decided to take a nap while in the Pumpkin Patch.  
He's very cute while sleeping, but I have no desire to meet him in person.
Hop on over to 613 Avenue Create, and see the other inspiration that team 2 has to offer.
Hope you decide to play along.
Thanks for stopping and have a great Sunday. I'm off to church.
I will enter the following challenge:

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday 2nd Post - Hiding In My Craft Room,with Halloween Colors

Its time for my first 'official' post for Hiding In My Craft Room.
I mentioned last week that several of us started our DT duties a week early, but now I'm really on the team.
Our challenge this week is to feature Halloween colors, although you don't have to do a Halloween card.
Well, I decided to stay with the Halloween theme and colors.

I made the background with sparkle ribbon then added several paper layers.  The image I used is from Inky Antics, Honeypop collection.
I love this little frog and his brew!
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to hop on over to HIMCR and see the inspiration form the 
Design Team


It's World Card Making Day - 2 post today

Be sure to check both post today

Today is that special day and I hope you are creating some masterpieces.
I will be hosting an event today for about 12 people for card making, scrapbooking and sewing.
We always have a great time when we get together and I'm sure today will be the same.
Hopefully I will have pictures to share later.
Find sometime to play today!!
Thanks for stopping and be sure to check the 2nd post

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sharing a little more Halloween

I wanted to share a Halloween card that I made.  It was a lot of fun to make and I just pulled some scrap to make this card.  It's a tri-fold type and overlaps a small amount in the middle.  I used the Cuttlebug Haunted House embossing folder and then distressed the front with Ranger Distress Ink, finishing of with the Martha Stewart fence stamp. The tombstone sentiment is from Inkadinkado

  When you open the card you see the mummy which is a die from Sizzix .It took many cuts and you will have a few left over parts, but it was worth all the work.  I finished up the inside using some leftover stick-on sayings of "trick or treat" or "happy halloween".  
I hope you enjoy the card and have a fun Halloween.  ~

Thursday, October 3, 2013

See the difference

I always find it interesting to use an image to create 2 different cards and compare them.  
Just how different do they look?  

Here are my cards using the same tree 
This has more of a summer feel

This is more like fall with the leaves turning colors.
I love the little guy on the tire swing.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Where did September go?

It's already October and I just don't know where my September went.  I believe the weather has played a big part in my lack of realization that fall is here.  I've still been picking tomatoes and wearing short in the 80 degree heat, but believe that will change this weekend.
I want to share a Zentangle pumpkin that I colored and then created a basic card for fall.
Just a reminder that this Saturday is World Card Making day and hopefully you will take part in some way.
I'm sure there will be many organized events and blog hops, so consider treating yourself to a crafting day.
Thanks for stopping by.