I Was a Winner at SAS4Kids


Sunday, August 26, 2012


I'm on vacation this week so I decided to tear into my scrap room with a vengeance and purge everything out of there that I erroneously desired or bought because it was early on in my craft addiction.... seemed cute at the time....seemed like it was a tool I could not do without...seemed to good of a deal to pass up...you name it...I acquired it!!
 Anyway..whatever the reason at the time, I have come to know (unfortunately too late) exactly what I will and WILL NOT use.  But the funniest thing ever was while I was going thru this process tonight, I found some chipboard shapes that I really hadn't used much in my scrapbooking/cardmaking adventures and had buried, but couldn't part with at the time.  I just recently entered a challenge that needed chipboard elements....and I knew I still had them somewhere...just couldn't locate them!! Had to enter the challenge with two tiny pieces that were the centers of a letter!!  Thus the reason for the major overhaul of my scraproom!!  Sorry...just had to rant!!!


We have had 3 family weddings earlier this year, and the 4th is on September 1st.  My lovely niece Molly will be married, and I made this card for her & her fiance.  I'm sorry to say I don't know the maker of the cake & sentiment stamp set I used...forgot to label!!  I used an Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut to frame the cake, the white satin ribbon is from my stash.  I loved the "Mr & Mrs" stamp ,but couldn't really find a die or punch to surround it, so I hand cut it out.  Kind of uneven...but I liked it!  The button is from my dear Dad...before he retired as a drycleaner he gave me almost his entire stash of buttons that were left behind in customer's clothing, or sets he purchased to mend/tailor them. I know he would be smiling at the thought that I am using them in my crafts.  He gave me thousands of them...I'm sure I shall never have to purchase a button ever..I have every color & shape you could imagine!!  Anyway...thanks for stopping by and checking this blog out!!

Challenges Entered:

BTW...I have been trying to post this card SEVERAL times today...might have missed some challenge deadlines...our internet has been in and out all weekend and I'm going to strangle the technician that comes to check on it if he doesn't fix it ASAP!!!   

Friday, August 24, 2012

Winged Things at Poodles Parlour

Happy Friday everyone!!  I'm having an especially good Friday...I've been on vacation since Wednesday and don't have to return to work until Tuesday, Sept 4...YAYYYY!!  Anyway...it's time for another challenge over at The Poodles Parlour and our theme for the challenge is Winged Things and is being sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads.   For my card I colored this cute little Digi Garden image with Prisma pencils.  The pink paper is from a Paper Studio stack, the striped from DCWV's Glitter Mat Stack.  The loopy border is a Martha Stewart punch.  For my sentiment I just used a cute computer font and some yellow twine from my stash. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Challenges Entered:
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #24 Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious Clean & Simple
Send A Smile 4 Kids Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge # 176 Lets Hear it for The Girls
DYSU Fantasy Challenge #86

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Fall!!

Hey...just working ahead!!  Fall is obviously nowhere near here yet...still dry and in the 80's in Northern Kentucky..no rain in sight!!  Thought I might make a card and enter a few challenges!!  This darling little girl is  the "Li'l Pumpkin" image from Pure Innocence.  I have quite a few of their stamps..they are so darn cute!!  I colored her with Prisma Pencils and gamsol.  The circle card shape is from the Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge, and the yellow embossed paper was cut out with the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge. The Southern Girls Challenge wanted some chipboard...I haven't used chipboard in a LONG time...but those two purple dots on the left hand side of the card are ....believe it or not....chipboard!  I don't know if that counts enough to enter their challenge..but I looked long & hard to find them!!  Anyway... I am going to mail this card off to the "Send a Smile 4 Kids" organization that delivers handmade cards to Children's Hospitals to be used by child patients/their parents/hospital staff any way they see fit!!  Hope you enjoy!!

Challenges Entered:

Clearly Inspired Challenge-Circles
Card Crafter's Circle # 36 Rich & Earthy Colors Challenge
Stampin Dragon-Anything But A Square or Rectangle Challenge
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Emboss It Wet or Dry Challenge
Southern Girls Chippie Heaven Challenge #51
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 199-Circle Cards
Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge

Friday, August 10, 2012

Anything Goes at Poodles Parlour!!

I'm super excited to say that I am now officially a member of a design team!!!
I was invited to become one of the DT members at "The Poodles Parlour", and this Friday their challenge is Die Cuts.  I was checking out my digital stamp collection and I couldn't help noticing the darling Deacon Bug image from Bugaboo Stamps.  It takes me back to my childhood summer nights, when my sisters and I set out with glass jars, trying to capture as many lightning bugs as we could!!  I colored him with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, and the ladybug die cut & "Cute as a Bug" sentiment were both cut from the "Just Because" Cricut cartridge.  I hope you all enjoy it!!