I Was a Winner at SAS4Kids


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Spring

     I had to enter the March Going Buggy Challenge....Enfy's posts are just too hilarious, and she is just wicked enough to throw this "use something on your card that wasn't intended for cardmaking"challenge  to spark our creativity!!  I looked at the challenge, and as a newbie to this game I thought...."OH LORD...she couldn't have picked a harder project!!!   I decided to go ahead and make a card with as many weird objects as I could.  It might not be pretty, but hope it is unusual enough to win!! 
    The flower centers are water bottle caps.  The red I painted with Delta Perm Enamel Country Tomato, the yellow with Plaid Indoor/Outdoor Dandelion Yellow paint. I used a Stampin Up & EK Success paper punch for the petals.  The flower stalks are bamboo party picks painted with Delta Ceramcoat Leaf Green color.  The leaves, believe it or not, are the paper wrappers from Halls Mentholyptus Cough Drops painted with the same Leaf Green color!!  The sentiment is from the Inky Antics Carrot Bunny HoneyPOP Set.  

Happy Birthday Mary!!!

I made this card a little while ago for a blog challenge....but never got around to linking it to the challenge...SHAME ON ME!  Anyway...I thought it was a really cute stamp, and made the card for my sister Mary's birthday (March 30th) so I am posting it on here just for fun!!  The stamp is "patricia birthdaycake ch107" from stampingbella.com and the sentiment is from the Happiest Birthday Wishes set from Stampin Up!!  I colored it using colored pencils and gamsol (Mineral Spirits)

Sunday, March 18, 2012


I am so super excited!!  Just found out I won a Candy Doodles CD through Enfys's Going Buggy blog
!!  I've been checking these CD's out for a while, and it looks like they have SO MANY cute images to print and/or color so I can't wait to get it and start creating!!  Thanks so much Enfy's!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Joey!!

My brother Joey's birthday is March 24th.  He was the 5th child, after four girls! YIKES!!!  We dressed him up in girls clothes and put makeup on him and generally treated him like a doll baby!  (Poor thing!)  Despite all that, he ended up being a mechanical, camping, hunting ,fishing, 4-wheeling kind of guy that went his own way in life.  He's only 45 minutes away, but we don't see or talk to him a lot (probably his punishment to us for torturing him so much when he was such a young tyke).  ANYWAY..this boyish image made me think of him today.....and so long ago!!  I kept the card kind of plain and boyish colors except I did add a bow.

I am entering this card in the Polka Doodles- Let's Hear it For the Boys Challenge.
The stamp name is "Eli & Frogger" fromWhipper Snapper Designs"Inc.  (CY923)
The ribbon is from Michaels Stores Inc
The sentiment I made up & printed myself!!
I colored the card with colored pencils & gamsol!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Birthday Card

My Coworker Karen's 50th birthday is on April 13th!  Yep...she was born on Friday the 13th...and she swears that exempts her from any superstitions!!  She lives alone with her calico cat Kenney, and loves to talk about how they know each others habits, feelings, thoughts, quirkiness!!  So I thought she would get a kick out of this 50th birthday card for her!  I am entering it in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday # 102, and the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 232.  Hope you like it!!


Cricut Cartridge: Create a Critter for image & sentiment
Orange Papers:  The Paper Studio Back to Basics
Bow:  3D Bows Cricut Craft Exclusive

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Enfy's Lace & Butterfly Challenge

This card was made for my beautiful foster granddaughter (name cannot be legally mentioned) on her legal adoption date, which should happen in this year.  The card is so appropriate...she has been with my daughter & son-in-law since before she was 2 years old, and has BLOOMED beyond expectation!!  She is now a 4 year old sassy, know-it-all, mother figure, who mimics my daughter in her cleaning/safety habits...she is priceless!!
The background paper is from the Blossoms & Butterflies stack by DCWV.   The stamp is Stampabilities called Lucy Watering Her Flowers.  The sentiment was a freebie from another stamp set purchase, and I can't remember the company for the life of me.  Which is funny, because when I received it, I thought, what the heck am I going to ever use it for!!!  That's just the way life goes!!!  Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, March 5, 2012


I created this card for my niece & goddaughter Susie, who will be married this Saturday, March 10th.  Needless to say she is very, very excited and so ready to marry her fiance Daniel and live happily ever after!!!

Happy Birthday Emily

I made this card for my daughter Emily's birthday.  She was 34 years old on March 1st, and is a fantastic mother of five!  She is a stay at home mom, that tries to make every event in her children's life a memorable event!  She scrapbooks all their events, and loves to cook, and bake cupcakes & special birthday cakes for all her children!!