Saturday, May 3, 2014

Better Late Than Never

Got a lot going on this week.  The Hubs is having surgery next week at a hospital 120 miles from home because they are the experts.  Luckily it is 15 miles from our daughter's house, so I can stay with them for the week.  We have a wonderful nephew who will stay at our house and take care of the dogs.

My two favorite crafty websites, The Outlawz and Through The Craftroom Door have their challenges up and there are wonderful prizes up for grabs.  I hope to see you at both of them!

The Outlawz

Lindsay chose our palette and Twist this week.

I will be a year ahead for my grandson's next birthday!  I was inspired by the inspiration photos design.  I thought it was so cute.  I used my Cricut to cut the scalloped circles and the number "6".  Kraft paper is the base of my card and polka dot paper is from my stash as is the red card stock.  I attached my ribbon with a tiny glue dot and attached some lime green bling to my number.  I made the curvy edge on my card with an old Creative Memories cutting edge paper cutter.  When I started scrapbooking many, many years ago, I started with Creative Memories.  I remember thinking how expensive everything was, but it was so much fun!  Now....jump forward about 15+ years and I have a whole craft room with (I'm afraid to say) has thousands of $$ of scrap and card supplies!  LOL


You can see my list of supplies at the TTCRD Challenge blog.  This is one of Anne Fenton's digi's and I finished off the inside of my card, too.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Tuesday!

Any day after Monday is a "Happy Day".  LOL.  My card this week at The Outlawz Color Challenge is based on the lovely and vibrant inspiration photo by our own Penny.  Penny is also our sponsor this month!

I chose the colors Grass, Lemon and Passion Purple.  Your April Actions Twist is to add a butterfly.

I used a tiny butterfly punch I have had that I got off a dump table at Michael's, and boy have I gotten a lot of use out of it!  My flower are some old Prima's I have had for ages, also.  I put some tiny purple pearls on my butterflies and some green ones on my flowers.  The leaves were made with a small leaf punch and my grass was cut with my Cricut.  I have really been trying to use my Cricut more.  

My sister, one of the "R" girls, gave me a whole box of various size punches she said she never used.  What a windfall for me!  I had fun over the weekend putting them all in order.

Through The Craft Room Door Spring Issue is now available. The Current issue features over 16 step-by-step tutorials with photo's, including coloring hair with Copic Markers, Awesome articles and featuring two product that you have NEVER seen before. 60 + card inspirations, Craft Rooms Around The Globe, Play to win Spellbinders Decorative Labels #22. Feature Digi Artist is "Bugaboo!" Over 110 free digi's for you to enjoy!

If you are interested in becoming a guest designer at the TTCRD Challenge Blog, please contact Sandra at  This week's challenge is up today just waiting for your entry!  Our sponsor is "Oak Pond".

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Today at The Outlawz we are getting our Tropical on!  Laurian chose a gorgeous photo for your inspiration and our color palette.  Her photo of the Bird of Paradise was taken on her holiday.  Your Twist this week is to make your project Tropical!

I have been trying to use my Cricut a little more.  The Hibiscus flowers were cut from the Life's a Beach cartridge and I place jewels in the center of them.  The font is also from the same cartridge.  The two background die cuts are made with Nestibilities dies and I added a little Stickles glitter in the deep yellow to the stem of the flowers and inked the edge of my card with yellow Cat's Eye chalk.

Through The Craft Room Door Spring Issue is now available. The Current issue features over 16 step-by-step tutorials with photo's, including coloring hair with Copic Markers, Awesome articles and featuring two product that you have NEVER seen before. 60 + card inspirations, Craft Rooms Around The Globe, Play to win Spellbinders Decorative Labels #22.  Feature Digi Artist is "Bugaboo!" Over 110 free digi's for you to enjoy!

Watch the preview of the magazine on my sideboard! Subscribe at:

Team A has got some great inspiration for the weekly Anything Goes Challenge.  Be sure to check out the TTCRD Challenge Blog!

Our FAB sponsor for this week!

My card for this week

The digi is from Oak Pond and I used Copic Markers to color it up.  I put a "dot" of Shiny Accents on the Lady bug spots, used a small doily, lavender pearls, white satin ribbon and added tiny lavender pearls to it.  My cardstock is from my stash and it from Creative Memories.  It came pre-embossed and I have had it forever!  I used a decorative corner rounder also from Creative Memories.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Get Your Color On!

Lindsay is challenging us to use White and pick two other colors from the palette and make up your own TWIST.
My Card
I used the white, black and pink for my palette and a cute little bunny stamp from Stampin' Up.
I also used two tiny heart punches and an egg punch along with a tiny leaf punch.  My TWIST 
was to use a die cut.  I used one of my Nestibilities dies in two different sizes for my bunny background.
Little Bunny Foo Foo is colored with Copics in W1, W3 and W5 with a little pink in the ears.
I wrote my own sentiment with a Creative Memories Pink journaling pen.

Color Challenge is so excited to have as our sponsor for the
month of April our own Penny!  She has a gift certificate 
for one lucky member this month!

Don't forget our other Fabulous Sponsors for April!
Check out the sidebar!


Please hop over to Through The Craftroom Door's anything goes challenge.  Team B has some beautiful inspiration cards for you to get the creative juices flowing.  There are some awesome
prizes up for grabs and you can enter two projects for the drawing.  We love seeing your creative 
and beautiful designs!  Don't forget to consider receiving the wonderful TTCRD magazine!
The free digis in the magazine pay for the subscription!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Come Out and Play!

Color challenge this week has a fun theme of using balloons at your twist.  I used the balloon die cut from Sizzix.  It is one of the small ones.  I chalked the edges for a little definition, and used Glossy accents on the cut outs on the balloons and attached some white twine and a little piece of ribbon.  My image is from a very old set of Stampin' Up stamps and I colored with my Copic Markers.  I used my Creative Memories oval cutting system and an embossing folder from Sizzix.  The crocheted flower is from Michael's and I put a metal embellie on it.


The "Anything Goes" Challenge is up on the TTCRD Challenge Blog.  Use you imagination and come up with something FABULOUS!

Our sponsor this week is "All Dressed Up" and they certainly have some delightful digis!  The one I used is just precious with her little back pack and puppy.  I used my same ovals from CM, Copic Markers, and some distressed papers that were on clearance at Michael's in their racks.  Used two little flower punches and a small leaf punch, and a bit of ribbon.  Come and join us!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

TTCRD Spring Issue and Color Challenge

Good morning my friends! The new Spring Issue of Through The Craftroom door is available! It is marvelous, as always, and full of tutorials and inspiration to spark your imagination. The free digis are worth the year's subscription rate.  Check out the video in my sidebar.

This week's challenge is also up.  Come on over a play!  No experience necessary and all the fantastic sponsors have provided some awesome prizes that are given by random drawings.


The Outlawz Color Challenge is up and running.  Our sponsor this month:

Our Own Anne Fenton!
Anne's Digital Art
She is offering the digis that the DT have been using this month.

Your March Mystery Twist is to MAKE A BOY CARD
and choose THREE colors.

  • Ina chose our inspiration photo, colors and Twist this week.
  • Hope you will send us your crafty creation!

I have been using my Cricut a lot this month.  It has been sorely neglected!
This is for my grandson, Dean who turned 5 this month!  I used Jolly Red,
Jungle Green, Digger Yellow, Deep Denim, and the Clean White.
OK, so I used them ALL!  My little monster is holding his flower balloon
with a piece of blue and white Baker's Twine.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Forgot to post the Color Challenge Palette!  I seem to be having a lot of senior moments lately.

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