Thursday, January 31, 2013


Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge You have until Friday February 1st at noon CST to enter this challenge. Here is a download bird with berries that I colored blue with snow behind him.  Most of the USA got it this week but in a few weeks it's be gone.  I used white stickles over the area for snow behind the bird, but it does not show up in the photo. I'll be doing more cards then mailing them in so they can go to the kids who need them.


Just A Scrappin'  Let's Quilt Challenge  Make a card, LO or project with a quilt pattern on it and add embossing.  Since I was using the  butterfly quilt my mother made by hand for me that's what my project is about.  I'm sure she doesn't know how I still fell about it so here is what I made.


The butterflies on my paper quilt is from Art Philosophy <bttrfly> layer at 1 1/2".  I cut the pattern papers the same size as the butterfly background paper 2" X 2 1/2".  After taping the quilt blocks together I did the hand embossing that I see as the sewing thru the layers like I have on my real quilt.  I glued it to the white cardstock and mixed the color and size of letters like the patterns in the quilt to say "Mom after 35 years I Love my butterfly quilt."  I think she'll be surprised.  Join us at Just A Scrappin'  for the Quilt challenge!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Simon Says *. Let*s Get Paper Piecing :) I cut the Valentine using Spring Holiday Cards Cricut cartridge at 5" using "Toad ally your" in red and green cardstock.  I cut the toad from the green and added it to the red.  Then did letters in dark green and added the red letters.  Hope you like it.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

 Case Study Challenge #125
Here is the card that the Muse of the month, Amber ,inspired.  This is a Valentine's day card with
"No matter how far you are" at the very top and
"I send my friendship!" at the bottom in red to match the red gems to show a distance on the map used. Hope you can play along or see the Submissions for CASE Study challenge #125

Friday, January 25, 2013

Play date #166 here is my black, white and the splash of green:
I used Creative Imaginations alpha for background.  I cut using Forever Young Cricut shapes cartridge for the <Model1> shadow and a heart button for the splash of green.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Just A Scrappin'  Challenge Jan.24, 2013  Build a Snowman!  Make a card, LO or project with a snowmen using buttons and ribbon.  I used these cuts from Art Philosophy Tag page 32 at 4",  <snwflke3>, snwflke3 layer , <snwflke1> , snwflke1 layer all at 2" & 3".  Old stamp on hand of snowman, ink Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Stickles in Crystal & Gunmetal, ribbon Best Value Organdy., paint Making Memories Scrapbook  colors Spotlight, buttons from stash.   I took the stamped snowman and painted the snow & parts of her after drying I added Stickles to snow for sparkle.  I used Gunmetal  Stickles for eyes and mouth, buttons for hat, heart on pocket and top of cape.  Put the ribbon thru the tag and hung it from the snowflake wreath. 


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Operation Write Home - Midweek Throwdown Sentiment Free

 Our challenge theme this week is Sentiment Free! OWH is  challenging you to make cards with no sentiment on the front for our heroes to send home to their family and friends! Your sentiment free cards will make wonderful any occasion cards.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Just A Scrappin' Challenge Jan. 10 2013 Make a card, LO or project using a new technique or style that you have not done before.  I did a flip-flop mini album for Christmas day.  I started with 4 1/2 inch accordion fold card, used 3 small flags at the top and 3 larger flags at the bottom of the folds to make a interactive book.  I used 3.5 pictures of my dog Blackie and his new Bear he got for Christmas.  I used Art Philosophy to cut the embellishments <shape6>, <ormant1> at 2 inches, pages at <square1> at 4 1/2 inches.  If I make another I'd make it bigger to fit the pictures better. This is the inside form the front view, you can see the picture is cut very close and see some of the embellishments on the page flags.

This is the inside for the back view.  the trees are also cut with Art Philosophy but I do not have the sizes.




This is the front and back full pages.
Join us at Just A Scrappin' this week and do something new!