Friday, September 30, 2011

Thinking of Autumn

Good Morning!! It's finally Friday guys! We made it!!
It's time for another fun Totally Papercrafts Challenge. This week the theme is brought to us by the lovely Sue over at Scoopy's Stuff. She has picked the theme Autumn. I think I may have mentioned that I love Autumn, so this challenge was right up my alley.
I have this cutie Sprout by Mo Manning colored for quite a while. Her colors fell right into my card. I had another image all ready to go but found her at the last minute. She just seemed to fit. Don't you love it when a plan comes together?

Our sponsors this week are Simon Says Stamp and Stamp Fairy.

Come on my and join in on the fun at Totally Papercrafts. Looking forward to seeing your entries. Have a lovely weekend and Happy Crafting!!!

Image: Mo Manning - Sprout
Paper: My Minds Eye - Mabel "Little Lady" Posies & Day Dream,Cosmo Cricket-Sunrise, Bazzill Basics - navel and brown
Accessories: Stampin' Up - sentiment, McGill - Butterflies punch, Basic Basic - brown gingham ribbon

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I'm here to share another card I made using one of Mabelle's adorable images from Whimsy and Stars. This cutie is called Balloon Girl and you can find her HERE. I know I always seem to need Birthday cards and this image comes in soooo handy. I colored her with my Copics and went back and high lighted and shaded with my Prisma pencils. I am trying to use my pencils more so they don't feel so neglected and so I can get better at using them. Practice, practice, practice. Lol (At least that's what I tell the Hubby)
I bought a Derwent battery powered sharpener the other day and I love the way it sharpens my pencils. The tip is sharp but it doesn't eat up a lot of the pencil leaving the inside exposed and weak. I highly recommend it. It was $20.00 but I used my 50% off coupon so that helped a bit.

Only 2 more days left to get in on my Blog Candy!!!
Just click the link on my side bar to take you to the post.
Good Luck and Happy Crafting!

Image: Balloon Girl - Whimsy and Stars
Paper: Echo Park-Big Dots, Bazzill Basics-Bouquet & Chablis
Accessories: Spellbinders-Labels Eighteen, EK Success scallop punch, Paper Shapers-balloon punch, Sizzix-embossing plates, Studio G-sentiment stamp, embroidery thread

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Starry Flight

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #83 - Fall Colors

Happy Tuesday everyone! Time for another Sassy Cheryl's Challenge!
This week our hostess is the super talented Peggy and she wants to see some Fall colors. This is the beginning of my favorite time of year. These last 3 months are the best.
I'm showing my Fall colors with orange, purple and black...Halloween!! I just can't get enough of Cheryl's little witches, they are too stinkin' cute! This one is called Witch's Broom. There is a link to her in my recipe at the bottom of this post.

I need to share 2 things with you before moving on to my card.
(1.) You will no longer have to use a Sassy Cheryl image to play along in our Challenge. However, if you do use a Sassy Cheryl image you will be entered into the drawing for the Sassy Cheryl's gift certificate TWICE!!
(2.) Sassy Cheryl is having a SUPER sale right now!!! Buy 2 get one FREE!!! So, stop by her store (HERE) and check out her new digis.

Best of luck in the Challenge this week!
Happy Crafting!!

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win my blog candy!
Only 4 more days left!!
(Just click the link on the top right side bar.)

Paper: My Minds Eye - Halloween stack and Toil & Trouble, Bazzill Basics - Tangelo, American Crafts - Black textured cardstock
Accessories: EK Success - Star border punch, Creative Memories - Star punch, Spellbinders - Labels Three, Textured Trios - Black gingham ribbon, Spider brad

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I'm Late!!

Hi everyone...Happy Sunday! I finally got back in my craft room this afternoon and managed to make some cards. This one seems to be the story of my life lately. Between work and feeling crappy I have been in reverse for about a week and a half. BooHoo...enough whining!
I just love the Wonderland set from Just Inklined!! I used the White Rabbit on this card. Doesn't he look so dignified? Love him!! The mushrooms are not part of the digi, it is a freebie I got from Create With TLC. Just popping in quick, hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Don't miss a chance to win my Blog Candy!! A link to the post is on my side bar and runs until Oct. 1st. Good Luck!

Image: Just Inklined - White Rabbit
Paper: Bazzill Basics - Carob, Stampin Up - Kraft, DCWV
Accessories: Inkadinkado - Paperwork Greetings ticket stamp, Sizzix - Tim Holtz Weathered Clock, Create With TLC - Mushroom digi, glossy accents

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blog Candy! Yay!

I have finally reached 100 followers...WooHoo!!!
I have been in bloggy land for a year and a half and when I started this crazy blog I told myself I would give away some blog candy every time I reached 100 more followers. (high hopes)
I am so thankful for all your kind comments and the inspiration you all give to me. When I am just having a CRAPTASTIC day I can always come here for some love. I haven't been around blog hopping the past few weeks as much as I like to. Work has been crazy busy (that's usually when I do my hopping....sssshhhhh, don't tell) and by the time I get home at night I am just pooped. Hopefully we will slack off soon and I can come see you all more often.
So....all you have to do to win my blog candy is be a follower and leave me a comment. If you want to spread the word and put me on your side bar that would be great too.
This will run from 9/21/2011 until 10/01/2011, then I will randomly pick a winner from all my comments. GOOD LUCK!!!


The winner of the Ford digi pack I used in the Just Inklined Wacky Wheelz blog hop is.....

Congratulations Sally!!
Please contact me and give me your e-mail address and we will get that right to you.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dance like no one is looking...

Sassy Jackie is the hostess with the mostest again this week and she wants to see some FLOWERS! Time to get girly ladies!!
This little darling is so carefree!!! I have wanted to color her since I first found Cheryl's images, but I'm one of those people who has to "feel" it before I can make it. It's kind of annoying actually. If you walked up and handed me an image and said, "Here...make something" I would probably go into panic mode. (Lol) When I was flipping through my "Sassy Folder" it hit me and that was it. I'm so glad I finally got to use her.
Want to win a $5 Sassy Cheryl's gift certificate??? Open up YOUR "Sassy Folder", grab some flowers and join in. Good luck and Happy Crafting!!!

Paper: The Paper Studio - Textured Cream sheet music, Recollections - Card stock
Accessories: Spellbinders - Fleur De Lis, Sheer Creations - polka dot ribbon, Stickles - diamond

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wishing you joy

Happy Friday Everyone!!!
It's time for another challenge at Totally Papercrafts. The talented Vicky picked the theme of "Clean and Simple" for us this week. I struggle with "clean & simple", I just have the urge to keep adding STUFF. Here's what I came up with.

I have to tell you that I watched a tutorial by my Just Inklined boss lady, Jak Heath on how to tie a double bow... WITH YOUR FINGERS!!! You gotta check it out HERE. If I can do this, you can too. Thanks Jak!!

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is ....

Image: Wee Stamps - Roses Bike Ride
Paper: Echo Park - Clover Meadow, American Crafts - white textured card stock, Bazzill Basics - Piglet
Accessories: Spellbinders - Labels Two, Martha Stewart - scalloped punch, Sweet Petites - lime micro check ribbon, Kolette Hall - sentiment stamp

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Happy Wednesday bloggy friends! We have made it half way through the week. Yay!

I am here to share another cutie pie from Whimsy and Stars this morning. This is another one of Mabelle's new Fall images, isn't she adorable? If you go check out Whimsy ans Stars Studio today Mabelle has some of the DT's cards up for inspiration. There is sure to be some great crafty creations to ogle at.

I watched a tutorial by a fellow bloggy buddy Claudia over at Pretty Pressings the other day about shading. This is my first attempt at shading with Prisma pencils and gamisol. I did just a little this time. Maybe as I keep practicing, I will go a little farther. I usually use distress inks, but I wanted to give this a shot. If you haven't seen Claudia's cards, you MUST stop over and take a look at her blog. You will NOT be disappointed. Her coloring is AMAZING!

Image: Whimsy and Stars - Pumpkin Girl Paper: My Minds Eye-Halloween stack, Bazzill Basics-French Vanilla, Purple Pizzazz& Sun Coral Accessories: Spellbinders-Labels Eighteen, Creative Memories - Star Punch, EK Success - Star punch, Sizzix - Girls are Wierd letters, Making Memories - Animal Crackers - trim(ribbon)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cappuccino Anyone?

Another Tuesday is upon us. That means it's time for another Sassy Cheryl challenge!! Yay!!!!
I was just glad to see Monday come and go, what a day!!
Crafty Jackie is the hostess with the mostest this week and she must be hungry because she wants us to use a Sassy Cheryl image with food .

I never realized how many of Cheryl's images had food in them...Lol. You all know I am a coffee junkie so I had to use this happy go lucky Cappuccino Snowman. Doesn't he just look like he has had his double shot espresso this morning? Looks to me like he has a little extra pep in his step.
Pick out your favorite Sassy image with food/drink in it and join in the challenge. You could win a gift card to the Sassy Cheryl digi shop!! Good luck and Happy Crafting Y'all!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Cappuccino Snowman
Paper: My Minds Eye - Yuletide stack, Bazzill Basics - French Vanilla & London Fog
Accessories: MS - scallop punch, EK Success - snowflake punch, glossy accents, light blue tulle, snowflake brad

Friday, September 09, 2011


Did anyone else feel like the weekend was NEVER going to get here?!? Well, it's finally Friday and that means it's time for another terrific Totally Papercrafts Challenge!!
Marion has picked the theme for this weeks challenge and she wants to see something cute with buttons. Easy enough right?? Grab that jar of buttons and jump right in!

Our sponsor this week is MelJen's Designs!

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

Prize will be FOUR digi images of winners choice.

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil Too - Needs Mummy
Paper: My Minds Eye - Stars of Loyalty, American Crafts - Textured white card stock, Bazzill Basics - Red Devil
Accessories: Spellbinders - Labels Eighteen, EK Success- star punch, misc. buttons

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Girls Will Be Girls...

Get your motor running because this month's blog hop (or race in this case) at Just Inklined is all about Cars!! Not whimpy, slow, 4 cylinders...we have some souped up muscle cars to show you.

If you came here from Heidy's blog you are in the right place. If not, you might want to start at the beginning ( Jak's blog ) so you don't miss a thing. Make sure you leave a comment along the way to be eligible for this month's prize.

The order of the hop is:
Jak, Tammy, Toni, Karen, Cathy, Heidy, Jeni (me) & Joyce

You all know I struggle with masculine cards (I think I may have mentioned that before). So, when our lovely boss lady Jak e-mailed me my car I was sent spinning into panic mode. I said to myself, "Self, just do what you do best". That's when I knew this was a girls car!!!! (Lol) I work in a service department and know for a fact that girls do love their cars. I think we all even have our dream cars just like the guys do. Mine is a 1967 Ford Mustang, cherry red, tan leather seats, white wall tires, convertible top optional.

Now, speed on over to Joyce's blog and finish this race!!

Image: Just Inklined - Wacky Wheels Digi Pack Ford Popular Paper: DCWV - Madly In Love Stack, American Crafts - Textured black card stock, Bazzill Basics - Chablis Accessories: Sizzix - Diamond Plate embossing folder, Spellbinders - Labels Eighteen, Celebrate It - Pink/Black checked ribbon

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Autumn Blessings

I am here to share another adorable image from Whimsy and Stars. Mabelle released her new Fall digis today. No more waiting...go check em' out. There are also some Fall images returning from last year equally as cute. This furry sweetie is called Acorns Pumpkin Teddy and you can get him HERE. You can check the rest of the DT's cards for inspiration HERE.

Image: Whimsy and Stars - Acorns Pumpkin Teddy
Paper: My Minds Eye - Mabel"Joy" wood grain, The Paper Loft - Orchard, Bazzill Basics - London Fog
Accessories: Spellbinders - Fleur DeLis Squares and Classic squares, EK Success - Rock Fern punch

A Sweet Thank You

This week's challenge theme at Sassy Cheryl's is brought to us again by our very own Sassy Judy! She wants us to make some yummy candy favors. Fun right??

I made this candy bar slider for my friend Kim ( Oak Pond Creations). She was keeping an eye on my furry babies while we were in Atlanta this past weekend. They love their Aunt Kim!

I used a Hershey bar, but you could really use it for any candy bar. I just like the Hershey bar because it is flat and gives you more surface area. Just punch wholes on each side of one end and run your ribbon through. Insert the candy bar and it pushes the ribbon down with it. Tie your bow and it is ready for gifting. As your giftee pulls the ribbon, it slides the candy bar out of the wrapper. Easy peasy!!
I used a cropped version of Cheryl's Sweet Pea image. The whole image is even cuter that her adorable hat. I just wanted to use the butterfly to match the butterfly paper I picked.
This weeks challenge is sure to be a fun one. I hope to see your cards on the challenge blog. Just make sure you use a Sassy Cheryl image. Gook luck and Happy Crafting!

Image: Sassy Cheryl - Sweet Pea
Paper: Cosmo Cricket - All A Flutter
Accessories: Fiskars - Cloud punch, Sweet Petites - Green/white micro checked ribbon

Monday, September 05, 2011


(I's Monday)

This week was spent mostly getting ready for a weekend full of baseball!! I didn't get much crafting done. We were trying to get in one more fun weekend before Summer was officially over. We had a blast but we were VERY lazy today. Lol

Me and Jackson at the entrance to Turner Field

Me and my hunky Hubby <3

Jackson and Savannah
My two awesome kids

Friday, September 02, 2011

Strawberry Fields

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #82 - Not A Card!

This weeks hostess is the sweet and talented Sarah, The Stressed Stamper. She has challenged us to make anything BUT a card. I have been wanting to make one of these corner book marks for a while so I figured now would be a perfect time to try.

I used this sweet little image by Mo Manning, Strawberry Girl. I wish I could have used the whole thing but sometimes there just isn't enough room. Lol

Our very generous sponsors this week are:

with a £10 voucher to spend in store (p+p not included)


with 5 digital images of the winner's choice.

We sure hope to see your entries in the challenge post this week.

Good luck and happy crafting!

Paper: Cosmo Cricket-Strawberry Fields & Sunshine, Bazzill Basics-Red Devil, Amer. Crafts-white textured card stock

Accessories: MS-border punch, Spellbinders-Standard circles & Labels Eighteen

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Too Cute to Spook!

I have some exciting news for you today. Mabelle at Whimsy and Stars is releasing new digis on Sept. 6th and boy are they CUTE!!! You can catch a sneak peek at Whimsy and Stars Studio.

I have been asked to join the DT and just couldn't say no. This is my first card and I am looking forward to making many more. Thanks Mabelle, for having me.

This adorable little witch is called Halloween Girl. My Mom and I designed this card for our Tuesday card class a couple weeks ago. I originally used different papers but changed them out for the sneak peek. I found the tutorial for this center fold step card HERE. I love the dimension you get from the step cards, great for displaying on Holidays and Birthdays.

Image: Whimsy and Stars - Halloween Girl

Paper: My Minds Eye-Halloween stack, Bazzill Basics-Navel & Wild Pansy

Accessories: MS-Spider web border punch, Jolee's-Google Eyed Spider 3D sticker, Harvest Narrows-checked ribbon