Thursday, April 27, 2017

Butterfly Cape

Happy Thursday! You know this day kind of gets a bad rap but honestly, it is one of my favorite days. One reason it means the next day is Friday. Second reason is because I get to share some crafty goodness with you.

Today, I get to show you my second DT card and it is for Creative Knockouts! Our sponsor is Broken Fairy Designs and I am using Butterfly Cape. Thank you for letting me use this image.

Challenge #191 - Friendship

Prize: 3 Images
It was fun to color up my image using Copic markers, unbranded dies, and scissors.

Come on over and share your crafty goodness with us at Creative Knockouts. We would love to see you. 

I appreciate all comments and thank you so much for sharing my newest work with me.
Have a blessed day!

Dare to Dream Gift Card Holder

Hello, Hello! Welcome to my blog. It is time for a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Lori is our fantastic hostess this week and she would love to see Gift Card Holders for Challenge #348. Isn't this an awesome challenge. There are so many gift card holders designs. My fellow chicks and my mom totally rock them. I would love to try to make more. Hope mine up above inspires you a little bit.

My gift card holder is made from the TOP NOTE (SU), embossing folder (SU), circle punch (SU) and Unbranded and MFT dies. Misti was also used with Impression Obsession stamps.

The chicks in our hen house have some amazing creations for you this week. Grab a favorite drink and share your craftiness with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Have an amazing day! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Hello, Hello! Today is my turn to be hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks. One of the things I get so excited about is to see butterflies flutter by. Each of them is so unique and beautiful. Just one of nature's, treasures.

Challenge #347

My card above was made with Pattern paper from Stampin Up (retired) and whisper white card stock. The die for the butterflies is an unbranded die. The pearls are unknown and there is white, purple color and gold. Unfortunately, I don't think you can see the wink of stella I used on the butterflies.

Please join us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week. We would love to see your wonderful creations. 

Thanks for joining me today

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Leroy Lion

Hello! I am back for a second post today with my design team card for 4 Crafty Chicks. Our hostess this week is our one and only Nance, from Soul Stampin'. She has a fun kind of challenge for us. Just look below.
Challenge #346
Babies of All Kinds

I love all kinds of babies. Well as I say that maybe I don't like baby snakes. The image that I used on the above card is Leroy Lion by Jennifer Nilsson Art at Miss Daisy Stamps. This little lion captured my heart. It was a blast to color up.

My card is being entered into the following challenges:

Please join us for this weeks challenge. We love to see everyone's inspirations.

Thanks for joining me today and for all of your comments.

Baseball Scottie

Welcome to my blog! I have a brand new design team card for you for Creative Knockouts. Our sponsor this week is from Digital Delights. I would like to thank them for letting us use Baseball Scottie and for being our sponsor this week.

Challenge #189 - Buttons
Prize: $5 voucher
I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter this week. This week we are celebrating some special birthdays. Our daughters who will turn the big 15 and my father in laws who will turn 70. 

Hop on over and share your creations with us at Creative Knockouts, we really love seeing your cards.

Entering my card into the following challenges:

Thank you so much for joining me this week.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Good morning to you! Yesterday we had a beautiful sunny day with blustering wind. At one point thought my house might end up at my fellow chicks Leanne's place.  

Leanne is our beautiful hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks. I really adore the challenge she has set for us. It is one that I find tough but hopefully, my card will inspire you.  For Challenge #345 Leanne would like us to break out the flowers.  We have a brand new Guest Designer for the month of April. Welcome to the Hen House, Christine.

Challenge #345 - Flowers.

The card above is made using Stampin Up paper (Cherry Cobbler, Vanilla and Pool Party). The Die used is an unknown brand name to me.  The flowers on the top have dazzling diamonds on them. Wish my pictures showed it better.  I took scissors to the Cherry Cobbler flowers and cut them into pieces to border them around the popped up flower. The word Love is a die from Sizzix Thinlits.

I really am hoping my pictures show up clear. They look really awesome on my phone but then when I get them to my email, well I am not sure what happens.

These are the following challenges I would like to enter.

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, our DT & GDT have some awesome inspiration for you.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Lollipop Girl with Dog

Happy April crafting peeps! Welcome to my blog. Today, I have a brand new creation for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for Challenge #55 which is Anything Goes. Thank you to our sponsors for this challenge as the images were super cute.  The image I am using is Lollipop Girl with Dog from Lemon Shortbread.

My card above was created using papers from Stampin Up and Talyored Expressions. The image was colored using Copics, the dies are an unknown name and gems (blue, pink, clear).

** Sponsor 1 **

Prize ~ 3 Images

** Sponsor 2 **
Prize ~ 1 Image
I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:

We are on Facebook so come and like our page. It would be simply amazing if you hopped on over to our blog Lil Patch of Crafty Friends to see my fellow DT's amazing creations and also to join us and share yours with us.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Easter Bunny

Hello! It is hard to believe are just about to the end of March. Yesterday, our middle son turned 18, wow, those years just went poof. A walk down memory lane for me yesterday.

Today, I bring you a card that I made for Challenge #187 at Creative Knockouts. Kelly has an easy challenge.  Are you ready??? ANYTHING GOES!!! Break out your crafting mojo and share with us what inspired you next week.

My card above was colored with Copic Markers. The image is from Fabrika Fantasy and it is called  Easter Bunny. I would like to thank them for being our sponsor this week and for letting me use this image. Easter Bunnies are super cute and well it was so much fun to color this little guy up. 

Prize: 3 Digi's
I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #236 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge - Challenge #338 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #116 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #114 - Anything Goes/optional twist: Spring Colors
Die Cuttin Divas - Challenge #310 - Anything Goes (dies are the Cheers and the flower scalloped edging)

Image: Easter Bunny (Fabrika Fantasy)
Paper: taylored expression, Stampin Up
Accessories: Elizabeth Craft Designs, Penny Black Creative Dies, pearls, glue.

We would love to see your work over at Creative Knockouts.

Thank you so much for coming by! Have an amazing day :)

Here's a Little Sunshine

We have a Crazy Egg Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks because this month has 5 Thursdays. When there are 5 Thursdays we have an easy peasy challenge "ANYTHING GOES" for #344.  Our wonderful hostess this week is our one and only Leanne from Banking On Crafts. Thank you Danielle for being our GDT this month. You have shared your amazing inspiration with us all month long.

The card above I made for my dad to give to my grandma. For it seems like forever my grandma has called my dad an old goat and my dad calls her an old crow.  Dad wanted to do something to make my grandma smile after her stroke.  It took me a while to find the right images that dad wanted but when I did the card just happened. It was a craft day with my mom and this card met with my dad's approval. The best part was that my grandma laughed when she saw it. Nothing better than making my parents and grandma happy.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Creates and Makes Challenge - Challenge #10 - Anything Goes/ optional Springtime
Die Cuttin Divas - Challenge #310 - Anything Goes (dies are the circle (stampin Up), clouds are my (favorite things)
Crafty Creations - Challenge #338 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #114 - Anything Goes/optional twist - Springtime colors

Please join us over at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Anything Goes Challenge this week.

Have a great weekday! Till next time....

Monday, March 27, 2017

Seasons Greetings

Welcome to my blog! Today, I am super excited to share my card with you for Season's Greeting Christmas Challenge #4.  It is always ANYTHING GOES with a twist. You can use the inspiration picture below if you would like.
I used colors from the inspiration picture above. It took me several days to finish it because my mind was blocked. My mom was here and gave me suggestions and had fun breaking out two new dies from Gina Marie Designs. All of the paper is from Stampin Up and I must say the new glitter paper is fabby. The word dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The snowman tag was colored up for me to use and seemed to work perfectly for this card. Hope you like it!

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Rooming - Challenge #294 - Any Holiday (Christmas)
The Corrosive Challenge - Challenge #3 - March Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Challenge #326 - Anything Goes as long as Christmas/optional twist: inspired by a Christmas song or carol.
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #152 - Anything Goes

Be sure to come and join us at Season's Greetings Challenge and show us your Christmas creations.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rose Garden Thinlits

Happy Spring! It is so nice to hear those words but I am truly looking forward to the warmer temperatures and no snow. It was an exhausting, emotional week but the silver lining was seeing my mom/dad, our boys & Summer, plus special friend's one that just had surgery. Praying for this next week to be better.

We have a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks and Lori is our hostess. Lori challenged us to break out our DIES/PUNCHES for Challenge #343. Super easy right? Well, believe it or not, I struggled with which dies and punches to break out. It was too funny because so many were calling my name.  So I headed off to Pinterest to get some ideas. 

I really wish I could say this layout was my idea but it wasn't. I "Cased" this card from A few changes for my card. I don't have as many layers on the inside of the card and my inside rose is not on white. My paper/pattern paper is Pool Party, Basic Black and Whisper Whtie from Stampin Up. The die used is called Rose Garden Thinlits by Stampin Up. I believe this style could be used for any occasion.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
AAA Cards - Challenge #86 - Die Cuts
The Paper Players - PP 336 - Clean and Simple by Joanne

Our Guest Designer and my fellow Chicks in the Hen House have tons of great inspiration for you. Please check them out and come join us with your creative makes.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hugs & Kisses

Good morning! It is time for a brand new challenge at Creative Knockouts. We are on Challenge #185 and it is called BORDER TIME. Our sponsor this time is AMB illustrations and it was awesome to color up these cute little Dinosaurs Stamps. Thank you so very much.

Prize: 3 single packs or a trio or a combo and a single
My card above has been colored with Copics. These stamps remind me of Land Before Time movies. Our kids just loved those movies and it will be awesome to share them with our grandchild.

Be sure to hop on over to Creative Knockouts my fellow DT's have amazing makes for you.

Thanks for sharing stopping by to see my latest make.

Have an amazing day!

Thank You and Buttons

It is 4 Crafty Chicks time and I am the hostess for Challenge #342 and I would love to see you break out your button stash.  

The above card was inspired by this card on Pinterest made by Linda Aarhus.  
My card at the top of the post was made as a single layer card. I also used the pieces that I cut out on the bottom portion. The stamp was used from Verve and then some twine was added to the bottom for a bit of pop. I cut my strips a little smaller so the corners could be cut off.

Thank you so much for popping in. Sending smiles your way!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lovely as A Tree, With Sympathy

Happy Thursday to you! Nance is our hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks. With this being March we are all waiting for spring to come. Nance has set our challenge #341 with "SPRING FEVER with a twist of sponging". Nance had me breaking out my sponges again.

My card above was stamped using Lovely As A Tree. The ink was Memento Tuxedo Black. I tried to create a sunset behind the trees. Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black. Different Stampin Up inks.

The style of card is on Pinterest and tried to put my own spin on it. Her card is way more beautiful (librus).  I used sponges but she used a brayer.  My reasoning for choosing this image was thinking the start of spring before the leaves come out on the trees and the beautiful sunsets.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thank you so much for joining me today.  Have an amazing day!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mollys Basket of Love

Welcome back to my blog. I am sure with the wind that we are having today, that we are seeing some towns flying by.  Last night and today we are lucky to be enjoying visiting with our oldest son. He is off to go bull riding later today.

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends is on Challenge #53 and as always the challenge is ANYTHING GOES! I would like to thank our sponsor Conie Fong Art for this adorable image of Mollys Basket of Love. Our second sponsor for this challenge is AMB Illustrations and the girls are using Shabby Chick Country.
Prize: 3 Images
Prize: 3 Packs of  Paper from the Store
My fabulous DT teammates have amazing inspiration for you this week. Be sure to hop on over and check us out, as well as joining us for our latest challenge.

Image: Mollys Basket of Love
Papers: Whisper white, melon mambo and pattern paper from Taylored Expressions.
Asscessories: Copic Markers, Your Next Stamp die, My Favorite Things die.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Challenge #405 - Spring Inspiration

Creative Playground - March Link Up Anything Goes
A bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge #3 - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Always Anything Goes