Saturday, December 14, 2013

Welcome to another Craftin Desert Divas linky party. This party theme is.....
Here's my thing 
 The top of the kitchen buffered is covered with scrapbook paper and ribbon.  I used Zots to connect each card to the paper/ribbon.

 All the center cards are handmade, the rest are ones I received.
No more room!
Think I'll send to anyone who sends me another card one of my handmade.  That way I will not miss anyone who sends a card.  I'll be right on top of it.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Just a Scrappin' 12-12-13 Challenge is Create a New Year card or layout using gold, silver and black.  I found a cityscape in my stash and cut it for front of card.  I added gold to a black, silver and white tag.  With gold glitter glue I covered some of the windows.  


Monday, December 2, 2013

Here is something I wanted to do for a long time but just never got it past the

planing step.

 1.  I Used a 12 natural wreath with the colors Red, Green, Gold and Sliver for the 12-05-2013 Just A Scrappin'  challenge  2.  I used Zots to place the Red wire edged ribbon on to the wreath by rapping around.  3.  Then added the gold ribbon in the center of the red ribbon using mini Dots to hold it. 4. Added some sliver embellishment and the green and red holly flower.   4.  From pictures I collected over the years I fussie cut the people I wanted to be on this project our family.  5.  I used Zots to hold the pictures, holds better on the ribbon than on the wreath, if you use a glue gun it would hold everything and be permanent.    I'll summit it to both Just-A-scrapping' Challenge and Through The Craft Room Door Anything goes.  Thank you for stopping by and Join one both  for fun.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Today at Just A Scrappin'  Challenge for the week of 11-21-2013 is make a Happy Thanksgiving  card or Layout.   So I started with PrintMaster 10 and cardstock scrap and printed a turkey. I found  my craft feathers and pulled out the fall colors.  This is a funny card.   I fussy cut the turkey leaving the feather that printed on but added a small hole to put the craft feathers ends thru.  After placing all the feather in I taped them to the back of the body.  With a Jumbo Zot I fixed the body to the card base.  With a foam adhesive square I placed the head onto the card.  With colored pencil I drew in his legs. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Happy Turkey Day

1. I used Zots Jumbo dots behind the turkey.  This holds him down to the card stock card front.
2. Applied  pumpkin stickers onto card stock under the turkey.
3. Added to the card stock the "Happy Turkey Day" sentiment on a chip board tag with the orange ribbon. 4. Then used dimensional sticker added the corn, squash apple and acorn.
I'll summit it to both Get Inky! Challenge #17 Thanks & Thanksgiving and Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Anything goes for a kid.  Join both or either today for fun.  Thanks for visiting! Sherry

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Today at Just A Scrappin'  our challenge is Anything goes using fabric or ribbon adding  bling.  I used a 9 inch vase for this project.  I cut <Circle5> Font Layer at 9 inches with Art Philosophy from Close to my Heart by Cricut. Using Tree House Studio spray adhesive to layer the red Alpha layer onto the metallic  paper.  Wrapped it around the vase using 3M adhesive, then added the red bling ribbon to the top.

Here it is finished and in my living room! 
Please join us at Just A Scrappin'.   Thanks for visiting and come again!  sherry

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Here's a card that can be used as a Wedding card or a Bridal Shower card.  This is Muse Challenge #42  by Laurie Willison. 




I like the white on white Challenge but have not made any so with this inspiration l did it!  Inside is a pocket for cash, check or gift card. 

 The sentiment is

 Also there is a Anything Goes Linky Party!! at Craftin Desert Diva's. I'm submitting this to both so why don't you join in?    Thanks for visiting, happy to have you visit. sherry

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here's a Christmas card for a kid using a Sketch and a little different colors.
The sketch is from  My Favorite Things #147.  I like this one and will make a few more using that sketch. 
 Join in at My Favorite Things for a sketch challenge starts Sat. and is due Tues. by noon.
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge  Early Holiday Wishes 4 Kids Challenge start 10/19 and ends 11/1.

They start early because they would like all the kids in the eight children*s hospitals they serve to receive a holiday card and it would be even better if the kids could choose a few more for friends or family they are missing while they spend the holidays in the hospital.  My supplies were from my stash so I do not have the company names of what I used.  Please join with Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge and mail some cards in for kids.  Thanks.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Today at Just A Scrappin'  our challenge is to Create a layout of something we did to celebrate this past summer. I could only think of all the cards I made for Operation Write Home and Cards for Hospitalized Kids.  So I took pictures of the cards I have ready and then added the kind of embellishments I use on the many different kind of cards I make. Hope you can join us in this challenge at 'Just A Scrappin'.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Stamp and Win with This Week*s Card Sketch 146 at  My Favorite Things  for your chance to be the randomly selected winner this week. You have until Tuesday, October 22nd at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in My Favorite Things  Cash. The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, however, if you use MFT stamps on your creation, you will receive an extra $5! Just a little something extra for sharing your love of MFT. 
Here's my card a Thank you for a friend.  sorry the picture is a little off.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Today at 'Just A Scrappin'  our challenge is to Create something that expresses who we are ( as a crafter, parent etc).  What a time I had with this one, after a week of thinking, going thru photos and thinking some more I did this...

 once I got started it went well.  I cut a sided circle from <cirle4> of Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge from Close to my Heart and used it as a frame, placing many of the sunset pictures my husband and I took over the 20+ years of travels.  Here are sunsets from Iowa to Australia, from New Zealand to China, from Russia to New Mexico  and others I don't remember there names. Then added the K&Company chipboard sliver glitter letters.  I like how it turned out. Hope you can join us in this great challenge at 'Just A Scrappin'. Thanks for visiting and come again!  sherry

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hi!  Today at 'Just A Scrappin'  our challenge is to Create something vintage.  I used cream and black background paper, it reminds me of old wallpaper, inked the sides, added sticker that have the 50's look.  This can
be and everyday card.  Just for fun.

Hope you can join us at 'Just A Scrappin'

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

here is my idea of a fall card with Sentiment.
I used the Xyron 510 to add adhesive to both the patterned ribbon and the plain paper for this card.  I like how the colors match.
1. I ran both the ribbon and the paper thru the 510 Creative station at the same time to save adhesive .
2. applied them onto card stock. 3. added to the card stock the "goodluck" sentiment. 4. I'll summit it to both Craft it up & Operation Write Home Bread designs for free shipping.  
Join both on either to day for fun and to help others.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hope you can join us at 'Just A Scrappin' Challenge. This time it's a Pop Up card!   Here is the front that says Happy Thanksgiving, this as usual is all from my stash.  I added the gobble gobble and the pumpkin pie with small foam adhesive dots.  Inside of the card I used  white card stock at the 5.5 inch square  card size and cut 2" from each side on the fold for the pop up. Then I folded the tab into the card.  Glued the front (colored) side to the inside (white) making sure no glue was on the fold.  I added the 3D sticker with my sister in mind for this Holiday card.  Thanks for visiting and join us at 'Just A Scrappin'

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcome to another Craftin Desert Divas linky party  Anything With A Sentiment
  • Here is my card with something different, just used tape for strips, covered corners with paper at an angle to show part of each strip on out side edge of area.  Added the sentiment with letter.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Simon says ANYTHING GOES  showcasing Art Impressions stamps this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used :-)You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in :-)  From this card I trimmed the houses for patterned card stock, used the grey background from my stash.  Added stickers from last years extras, used rub-on for tittle.  Thanks for visiting and join in at Simon says

No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw :-)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Just-A-Scrappin' Challenge Recycle
Create a page project using only left over scraps - I do this every day so I just dug out my fall stash and stared in. Behind the background paper is punch outs I used for another project so I had a lot left over to use here. This is something I learned a long time ago to save on paper and do with backgrounds and photo mats, this one I had used last year for Halloween cards.   The pumpkin paper I'd used for another fall page I just trimmed it to fit across the page.  The scarecrow is a die cut I did not use the past 2 years on Halloween/Fall lay outs so I added him into the pumpkin patch.  At the very bottom I added leaf stickers in the same colors as the pumpkins.  The saying about Fall is from a sheet of sayings that just fit the page I did here.  Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the rest of the DT projects on Just-A-Scrappin'    Join us in the new season of this year.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

 Today I'm showing a Halloween card for the  Just-A-Scrappin' Challenge   9-19-2013 CRITTERS.  Create a card or LO using animals as the theme.

I cut the fence from wood pp and ran it thru the Sticker-Maker.  The Ghost and Boo are rub-ons, the leaves and acorns are stickers from my stash. I stamped on the spider web in black and added a spider. The bat is a 3D embellishment that sparkles. Thanks for visiting today!  Please join us at Just-A-Scrappin'

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thanks for visiting today! Just-A-Scrappin' Challenge  is Aanything Goes for  Sept.12,2013. Make a card or layout using watercolors.  This was the first time I tried to make a card with watercolors.  I found out that I  have a heavy hand at color. This is the card  I came up with.  I learned that I should use more water  with  the pigment making it more trasnspaarent. I'm using this card for Operation Write Home. Come on Join us at


Sunday, September 1, 2013


They are showcasing The Greeting Farm Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some They would love to see them used :-)
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!  You have until Wed. 8am Ohio time to Join in!  Here I cut funny flower from card stock, them glue dot to the <Branch2> Layer from Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. With sticker I added the lady bugs and stamped the tab. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hope you can join us at 'Just A Scrappin' Challenge for August 29, 2013: use bright colors and create a birthday celebration. 
I needed a card for my granddaughter so that's were I started.  I used a 4" X 5 1/2" card base, and while sorting my small stash found the background paper with numbers in different colors and used it.  I used  cord across the front for contrast and the cake to make it birthday.  Please join the fun at Just A Scrappin'

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hope you enjoy today's Just-A-Scrappin' Challenge
for August 22, 2013.  This challenge is create a summertime beach scene using greens and blues and add some sparkle. Here is a picture of the beach with greens and blues in background, mats and  letters.  I added Stickles to the letters and the corners on the bottom of this lay out. Every thing used here is from my stash and I don't have the name of the items used.  Sorry you can not read the names on the mats so I'll add a journal box and look  up the date.  Please join use at Just-A-Scrappin' Challenge!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thanks for visiting today!  Here is an anything goes card or layout using stamps and embossing powder at
Just-A-Scrappin' Challenge for August 15, 2013.
I uses Stampin' up Embossing kit to stamp the Tim Holtz stamp with white Stampin' up embossing powder.  I had the denim paper in my stash and added the "HAND made" sticker. Sorry you can't read the made in this picture.  I'll add the sediment  at the time I use the card.  I had a little problem with this, the first time I stamped it I put my finger into the embossing powder and messed up the stamped image.  Come join us in  the Challenge at Just-A-Scrappin'!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Just-A-Scrappin' Challenge for August 8, 2013, yes August all ready.  Todays Challenge is to celebrate a new family addition,  create a card or layout using pastel colors.  For this I used Fancy Pants Baby Mine for the background with the baby basket and bird for the focal point, adding flower,  circle and the sticker letters.  Such a fun card I'm sending it to my great granddaughter in care of my granddaughter. Join the fun today at Just-A-Scrappin'!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Just-A-Scrappin' Challenge for July 25 2013 is Celebrate your families: Create a LO including favorite color, bit of distress and favorite embellishment. Here are 3 of my grand daughters and my Mother-in-law on a plaid background to show I love using lots of color.  The Purple butterflies and flowers are my favorite color and embellishments, the stickers are a great way for me to add writing that everyone can read. My distress does not show in this photo, sorry.  Have a few pictures that can celebrate your family?  Join us at Just-A-Scrappin'!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Just-A-Scrappin' Challenge for July 18 2013 is Celebrate the great outdoors and Mother Nature using neutral colors and watercolor pencils or chalks.  I do chalks because I have no watercolor pencils. so here's my LO for this one.
Here I used pictures to go next to a LO of the backyard that does not have the close ups of the flowers.  I used My Studio Brass Stencil of the butterfly and Lady Bugs with The Stencil Collections pastel chalks.  It's easy to use but it does need to set and I have a problem getting may arm into the chalk.  I places the pictures trimmed and used the corner rounder then marked where they would go.  Having that I placed the butterfly and Lady Bug stencils and used painters tape to hold while applying the chalks.  This is easy, just pick the color, dip the brush (stiff) and apply to stencil being careful not to get it on the arm.  Remove the stencil and let sit overnight.  I like how the butterfly and Lady Bug came out.  It been years since I used the chalk, but I'll be using them more now.  How about You?  Join us for the challenge at Just-A-Scrappin'

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Just-A-Scrappin' Challenge for July 11 2013 is Celebrate the American past-time BASEBALL must add an element using fabric ie ribbon or color swatch.  I really had a time with this because I found nothing about baseball in my stash.  I had to get a free clip art to use on my card.  I colored it with color pencils and added a tag that I cut a long time ago.  I used the rest of my card stock paper that I had cut  to make up tags to save room in my storage.  I added a red ribbon but here
It does not look red but it is, also from my stash. Join us in this challenge at Just-A-Scrappin'

Sunday, June 16, 2013

This week at Play Date Cafe they have an easy Color Splash Challenge.  I did a LO for my Mothers scrapbook, again.  This  is photos from her 80th birthday party.  She was not expecting everyone to be there when she came over to our house.  It was fun.

I used black and white background paper then added the layer behind her picture in nectarine, DCWV ADHESIVE mat stack brights.  This is the first time I used this stack and it really worked good.  All products used is from my stash.   This was a fun and quick page for my Mothers scrapbook.  Come on and join Play Date Cafe Color Challenge!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Through The Craft Room Door  June 11 to 17
Anything Goes Challenge   Here is a AnyHero card for Operation Write Home.  I used <Square3>  from Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge sold by Close to my Heart.  I cut the bottom off, inked the front, I cut a white card stock <tag4> and inked it.  added the stripped paper also inked.  All supplies were from my stash so I do not have the company names on most of what I used.  Join in at Through The Craft Room Door.

Ch# 12... Anything Goes

Ch#12 Anything Goes
Begins: Mon, Jun 10
                                       Ends: Sun, jun 23
Here's the LO I did for this challenge.  It says "What I Love About Spring..."  I added B&W pictures of my Mother by the trees.  then a tag with "Violet in her first New dress.  age 3".
Next I put the picture of me from 1965 with a puppy. On the LO I hand wrote "Fuzzy Butt & Sherry Aug.  '65",  Last I used a picture of my daughter & her father.  I'm look for the date to add but it look like 1968.  This is for my Mothers scrapbook I am working on. They well be lots of entries for this Anything Goes Challenge so join us soon and enjoy the other entries and DT creations.  Paper Playtime Anything Goes Challenge #12

Just-A-Scrappin' Challenge for June 12, 2013 is
Celebrate the special man Happy Father's Day using Browns and Greens.  I'm still working on my Mother's scrapbook so I took a picture I found of my Dad, Clyde, and Mom, Violet, and Me!  I have very few pictures of my Dad, this on is from 1950 and I do not remember him looking like this.  I added the puppy Muffin because of all the dog in the 17 years of raising dogs, she was his favorite.  I used scenic route paper designed by Sarah Mine from my stash for the background that has brown and green. Then added the word stickers from the Paper Studio Family Ties.  I like how this turned out but I must wait for the names because I can't remember how to spell the couples last name.  They were friends of the family all my life.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party #8

This weeks theme is Red, White & Blue.
  I did this LO with the idea I'd put in some pictures of the AnyHero cards for Operation Write Home but  I have not printed them yet.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Less is More Challenge #123

One Layer Week 123   Their theme for  cards this week is Need for Speed. I stamped the tricycle then showed movement by lightly stamping the same thing.  I colored the bike with colored pencils adding the street.  Then I stamped the cruisin sign in blue.  I like how it came out.  Join in on the fun this week at
Less is More Challenge #123.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

For this play date I did a 2 page LO for my Mother's scrapbook I'll take to her this June.  I have not seen her for 2 years and a lot has changed.  She is now in a nursing home in Cedar Rapid Iowa while I'm in Las Cruces NM.  Lots of miles apart.  I hope she'll enjoy this one I'm making her now.  I love this color combo.
Here is page 1 with my Mothers sisters and brothers then our family pictures some with my Dad.  I cut mates for each picture because most are OLD Polaroid.  I added the photo of both Mom & Dad in the middle with the doggie number for 1984 the last together photo I could find.  Next I did the 2ed page with my father's family.  I don't have names for everyone because I do not remember how to spell them.  I'll take my marker and ask Mother, I'm sure she'll remember.  The colors a ..Magenta. Teal ... Light gray worked wonderful here.  Join us at Play Date Cafe Challenge #185!