Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge: Anything Goes

We have a new challenge for you today at:


My image is from Just Some Lines and is called Pixie Love.  I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:


Peace.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Lacy Sunshine: Holiday Joy

Happy Monday!  Today's card is for the following challenges:



I used Sky Lynn Lotus from Lacy Sunshine, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from echo park, charm is from Tim Holtz.  Peace.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Polly Penguin

Good morning!  Today I have another holiday card to share, this one is for the following challenges:



I used Polly Penguin from Digi Stamp Boutique and some digi papers from Pixel Scrapper.  Peace. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Merry Christmas

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  We sure did - we cooked a prime rib dinner for my daughter Cass & her boyfriend Mikey, which turned out perfect.  Then we visited Jeremy's family, and ended the evening by hanging out with Cass at Mikey's sister Katie's house... and Katie just happens to have the world's most adorable 4-month-old baby girl, Melrose.  :)  So we had a great time.  Christmas Day we had a little party at our house and I made buffalo chicken macaroni & cheese, Swedish meatballs (which I must say came out better than any others I've ever made in my life!), lots of dips and appetizers and desserts... let's just say no one is going hungry around here this weekend.  And I took yesterday off, so I ended up with a 5-day weekend.  So nice.

So here is a Christmas card I'd like to enter into a few challenges:






The image is from Jellypark and I colored it with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from Authentique.  Have a fun & safe weekend!  Peace.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Digi Stamp Boutique: Merry Christmas Baby!

Good morning, happy Monday of a TWO DAY work week for me... yay!  ;)

Today I have a sweet little baby's Christmas card that I'd like to link up to the following challenges:


My image is from Digi Stamp Boutique, and I colored it with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and added some white Fun Flock to their caps.  Peace.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dilly Beans: Ring in the New Year!

Good morning!  Today is our last challenge for a little while at:


I'm stepping down as DT coordinator, but staying on the team.  Megan is going to take the month of January off and then she should be back with some new challenges, so check back in February.  Here's my card:


I would like to link this up to the following challenges:


I used Unicorn Girls Heart, printed on DP and colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits with some Stickles on her horn & the hanging heart.  Die-cut numbers are from My Favorite Things.  Paper is from Authentique.  Peace.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Fairy tag

Happy Friday!  :)  I love Fridays - usually my husband and I go out to dinner, but tonight we're getting take-out and spending the evening cooking & baking for our family Christmas party at my sister's house tomorrow.  I'm really looking forward to it!

Today I have a tag to share that I created for our Facebook challenge at Just Some Lines:


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments: Christmas Bingo (I used ribbon, bling, and charm)

I colored Just Some Lines Christmas Fairy with Prismacolor pencils, mineral spirits, and glitter.  Peace.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge: Happy Holidays

Good morning!  Today we have a new challenge for you at:


Our sponsor is A Day for Daisies, and I colored my sweet image with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Remember that we are an ATC blog, in case you'd like to play along!  Peace.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dilly Beans: Winter Holidays

Good morning!  Today we have a new challenge for you at:
 
 
 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
 
 
I used Happy Holidays Amalia, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from Authentique.  Peace.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Catching up...

Hello there!  I feel like I never blog anymore, and I'm starting to miss it.  It's such a different world working full-time, but I do enjoy it.  And of course when I hurt my hand, it really set me back with crafting.  It's come a long way, but I still can't bend it at the middle joint.  I have to continue massaging the scar and I go back to the surgeon in February.  He said we could talk about doing another surgery to remove some of the scar tissue but I don't think I'm going to agree to another surgery.  The only things I cannot do are light a lighter, snap my fingers, and do the "bridge" when you shuffle a deck of cards. LOL   I don't think those things justify another surgery and possible complications, etc.  I'm just so thankful to be able to dress myself, start my car, peel & cut up vegetables... I'm very appreciative of things I never even gave a second thought to before.  Life is like that, isn't it?  Well I certainly think about it now!
 
Anyway, I'm playing catch-up today and posting some of this week's creations.  We had a new challenge for you on Wednesday at:
 
 
Our sponsor this week is KennyK and you've got until Tuesday night to link up your star-themed ATC.  :)
 
We also have a mini-challenge running on Facebook for you at:
 
 
 
I would like to enter my tag in the following challenges:
 
Aud Sentiments: Bingo (I used ribbon, bling, and a charm which also has my sentiment on it):

 I used Sweet Fairy with Decals and paper-pieced her with paper from My Mind's Eye.  Metal "peace on earth" charm is from Tim Holtz.  Peace.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

It's the Little Things That Count

Hello friends!  I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving - I definitely did. Ate too much, drank too much, and it was all totally worth it.  :)

Today's card is for the following challenges:
 


 
 
I paper pieced this sweet image from Sami Stamps, paper is from My Mind's Eye.  Sentiment is from SRM Stickers.  Stay warm - peace.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Be Yourself - The Stamping Chef Broken Doll

Hello friends - just popping in to post a card for the following challenges:
I used Broken Doll from The Stamping Chef, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  I combined some scraps of paper from different MME pads for the background and added a ribbon tag from my scraps. Sentiment is from TLC.  Peace.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Just Some Lines & Wicked Wednesday

Some holiday stuff to share today, first up is my card featured at:

Just Some Lines


We've got a color challenge going on our Facebook page this month - you can do Red & Green or Blues & Silvers, come check it out here.  I used one of our new images called Sweet Amber Mistletoe and you can find her here.

Next up - we have a new challenge at:

We are being sponsored by Oddball Art Digi Stamps this week and I used this sweet image called Ellie the Elf, colored with Prismacolor markers.  Peace.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dilly Beans: Round Card or Lots of Circles

Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you today at:



I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:



I used Hypno Eye Monster Framed (Dilly Beans), colored with Prismacolor markers & Stickles.  Papers are from doodlebug designs inc. - sticker sentiment is from SRM Stickers.  Skeleton key charm is from my stash.  Peace.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wicked Wednesday: Day of the Dead

We have a new challenge for you this week at:


We're being sponsored by Aurora Wings this week, and here is my creation:


I was just given the go-ahead from my occupational therapist to get back to crafting so I kept the coloring to a minimum.  LOL   I really like the effect though.  I sponged the edges with black ink and added a sticker sentiment from SRM Stickers.  Peace.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dilly Beans: Halloween

Good morning!  I was finally able to create a new card this morning, even though I still can't color... so I made this for our new challenge at:



I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:


I printed my image on DP twice, paper-piecing his hat.  I "colored" with Stickles and added lots of embellishments from Authentique that coordinated with my DP.  Spider is a die-cut from My Favorite Things.  Peace.

Monday, October 6, 2014

All Hallows Eve Bunny :)

Good morning!  Today I have another Halloween card to share, this one uses our new image:  Just Some Lines - All Hallows Eve Bunny

Thanks for visiting.  :)  Peace.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Little Halloween Baking

Good morning!  Halloween cards & projects are my favorite to make, so I love October.  :)  Today's card  uses:


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:



Luckily, I had her all colored up before I hurt my hand!  I love the little bat & haunted house brads that I got from eyeletoutlet.com!  Peace.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Boo-Boo & Witchy Zen 2

Good morning! OK so I'm gonna warn you right away that the picture of my hand is kind of gross. So if you have a weak tummy, just don't look any further  past the pic of the cute witch card. You've been warned. LOL 


OK so first I have a card using our awesome new image called Witchy Zen from Just Some Lines:    



I'd like to enter my cute witch into the following challenges:


I colored her with PrismaColor pencils & mineral spirits and used my spider & web dies from My Favorite Things.  Sentiment stickers are from Tim Holtz.

So I have been MIA - about 10 days ago, I was home alone one morning and got up at 6 as usual.  Fed the cats and went to make coffee in my old fashioned stove-top percolator (see post here).  As I put the pot on the counter, a candle fell and knocked the pot over.  On instinct, I tried to grab the pot but it had already broken.  When I looked down, I just saw a hole in my hand. I started to freak out but pulled it together quickly.  LOL  When I clenched my hand, it started bleeding and I couldn't bandage it because it was my right hand.  So I called 911 and the wonderful EMT's came & bandaged me up so I could drive myself to the ER.  I ended up having a severed tendon & a severed pulley, and I had surgery 3 days later (last Friday) to repair them.  The funny thing is that I had no pain until the surgery.  I spent the weekend in a fog and today, one week, later, I'm just starting to feel like a human being again.  Jeremy was scheduled to fly back to MA the day after I cut myself, so he's literally been taking care of me for over a week.  Anyone who knows me knows it's really hard for me to let someone else be the caregiver... I am the caregiver!  But I had no choice and I just accepted it and appreciate it so very much.  It's taking me a long time to type this but I miss blogging so much.  And coloring... I cannot wait to be able to color again.  Button my pants. Wash my own hair. Cut up my food... it really is the little things!!!  OK so here is a pic of my hand after surgery - 


It's going to take another 4-5 weeks to heal, so I have to go easy and not push it too much so I don't rupture the repairs that were made.  I am going back to work on Monday and they are willing to work with me as far as letting me go at my own pace and only do what I can do.  Hope you all have a great weekend.  Peace.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Just Some Lines: Emo Cookie Baker

Good morning!  Mondays come way too quickly, don't they?  Today I have another of the new images from Just Some Lines to share with you, this one is called Emo Cookie Baker:


I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

I colored her with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  I found this cute milk jug brad in my stash - papers are from Authentique.  Sentiment is from SRM Stickers, ribbon & button are from my stash.  Peace.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Just Some Lines New Images: Witchy Zen & Emo Sitting on Wall

Good morning!  I have not had much crafty time lately, but I managed to get a couple of things done yesterday and I have a full lazy day of coloring planned today.  :)   Today's cards were made using the new images at:


I'm entering this first one into the following challenges:


This first one is my absolute favorite, she's called Witchy Zen - isn't she adorable? I colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers & ribbon are from Stampin' Up!  Sentiment is from SRM Stickers.  Buttons & charm are from my stash.

This next card uses Emo Sitting on a Wall:


I'd like to enter this one into the following challenges:
 I colored her with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from doodlebug design, inc.  Sentiment is from SRM Stickes - ribbon is from my stash.  Peace.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Just Some Lines - Back to School

Good morning!  Today I have a couple of cards to share using some of the absolutely adorable new images from:


This first card uses Back to School Book Sitter - Girl:

And for this one I used Back to School Book Sitter - Boy:

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp: Back to School
Lexi's Creations: Back to School
My Craft Spot: Back to School
Craftin' Desert Divas: Back to School
CCEE Stampers: Back to School

I colored my images with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  I had this cute back-to-school paper pack that I had bought at Michael's, and I used stickers from SRM Stickers to create the sentiment.  I used my Dymo Caption Maker to put the names on the books, as these are cards for my buddy Alison's kids.  :)  Peace.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Oddball Art Stamp Co. Challenge: Non-Traditional Hair Colors

Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you today at:



I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:


I love coloring up these images - I used my Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits, and some Stickles.  The sentiment is a sticker from SRM Stickers.  Papers are from doodlebug design inc.  Peace.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wicked Wednesday: LEO

Good morning!  Today is my BIRTHDAY!  :)   I love my birthday - must be the Leo in me, huh?   Very fitting for today's new challenge we have for you at:

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge: Leo




I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles: Anything Goes (twist: add favorite color)
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Birthday
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Mellow Yellow

Our sponsor is Delicious Doodles, and I used papers from My Mind's Eye to create my ATC, then turned it into a card for a fellow Leo friend of mine.  Peace.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Lacy Sunshine: Flowers

Hello friends - rushing around like a crazy woman today, but wanted to get this squeezed in for the challenge at:



I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges:

Treasured Times: Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes
Bearly Mine: Anything Goes
Flat Friends: Say it with a Quote

The image I used is called Sky Lynn Lotus, and I colored her with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from MME - buttons are from Stampin' Up!  Sentiment sticker & flower are from my stash.  Have a great weekend!  Peace.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dilly Beans & Oddball Art Co.

Happy Friday!  Today we have a fun new challenge for you at:

Dilly Beans: Create a Project/Character Based on You


I used our image called Emily Framed, and I colored her with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  I added some glittery peace sign stickers and brads and some text stickers that scream "me".  ;)  Papers are from my stash and I'd been hoarding them forevah.  Come play along with us!  I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

As You Like It: Favorite Papers & Why
(because I am a hippie chick!)
Glitter n Sparkle: Add Some Purple
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Next up - we have a new challenge for you today at:

Oddball Art Co.: Anything Goes
 


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe: Use a Digi
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes

I love this sweet image called Big Eye Clown Girl - I colored her with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and added some Stickles.  I used some Halloween papers and added some gemstone stickers & a clay Glo-Skull.  Sentiment is a stamp from My Favorite Things.  Peace.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bombshell & From the Heart

Hello friends - today I'm posting my last project as Bombshell's Ms. July!  


The stamps are from the set called Hula Girl, and I used some spritzes to create the background paper.  I colored her with Prismacolor markes and added some flower brads and an anchor charm.

Next is my card for the stamp of the month challenge at:


I'd also like to enter this one into the following challenges:


I colored my Winter Friends image with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Peace.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge: Mythical Sea Creatures

Good morning!  I am enjoying my job, but I do miss having so much crafting time for sure.  Today I'm just posting my ATC quickly for our new challenge at:


Our sponsor is Aurora Wings and I printed my seahorse image on DP, then accented it with lots of Stickles.  Papers are from Authentique and the "believe" sticker is from Tim Holtz.  Anchor charm is from my stash and I tied it on with a little piece of twine.  I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


Have a great day, my friends.  :)  Peace.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WW ATC Challenge: Cute as a Button

Good morning!  Today we have a new challenge for you at:



Our sponsor this week is Heather Ellis, and I've used one of her sweet new images to create my simple little ATC.  She's colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  The "Happy" sentiment is a rubber stamp from My Favorite Things.  Papers are from MME and the buttons are from my stash.  Peace.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Seize the Day: ATC

OK so I know you're dying to know - I survived my 1st week back to work!  :)  Although I was exhausted by Friday and wondering how the Hell I did it back when I had small children at home!  I started on a good week - Jeremy's in California, Trevor's in Japan, and Cass was in Maine for the week.  So it was nice to not have to worry about taking care of anyone else while adjusting to the working world again!

So if you remember, I'm the Ms. July Bombshell Pin Up Girl and today I have a little ATC to share:


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
I had bought these little canvas-sized ATC blanks at the craft store and decided to play with them, so I used my acrylic paints to create the background and then dragged the edges through a black ink pad.  I stamped the volcano image from the Hula Girl set in black and colored with Prismacolor markers and Stickles  The sentiment is a sticker from SRM Stickers.  Peace.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Oddball Art Co. Guest DT!

Good morning!  So excited - I started my new job yesterday!  I had Orientation yesterday, so it was a shorter day than normal, which was kind of a nice way to ease back into it!  My hours will be 7:30-4, Monday through Friday.  It's been 4 years since I've worked full-time and I think I'm ready to get back to it.  It will be nice to appreciate weekends again.  But my crafty time is going to be seriously cut into - just going to have to improvise and maybe start crafting in the evenings!

Anyway - today I'm also excited to announce that I'm serving as a Guest Design Team member for the next 6 months for:


And we have a new challenge for you today:



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle: Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice: Anything Goes
Treasured Times: Anything Goes

I colored this awesome image with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from echo park - the little embellishment skull/flower thing has been in my stash forever.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp from My Favorite Things.  Peace.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bombshell: Island Girl

Hello friends - Bombshell's Ms. July here with a fun Summer card I made using our Hula Girl set and some pretty papers from Authentique.  

This set would be perfect to use for our current July challenge at:
Bombshell:  Sun, Surf, & Sand


Come play along for your chance to win!  Peace.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Dilly Beans: Summer Lovin'

Happy Friday AND Happy 4th of July!  We are celebrating tomorrow by going to the town of Monte Rio's Independence Day celebration, it should be a good time!  You can't beat the weather here in northern California, and I'm enjoying my vacation.  Today we have a new challenge for you at:



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Fussy & Fancy Fridays: Summertime
Crafty Little Fairies: Summer Fun
Time Out Challenges: Fun in the Sun

I made a little ATC using one of our mermaid images, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits - I paper-pieced her tail and added a little flower brad from Stampin' Up!  The text is part of the paper pad. Peace.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Bombshell & Wicked Wednesday: Include an Uplifting/Inspirational Quote or Sentiment

Happy Wednesday!  

I'm happy to announce that I'm acting as the Bombshell Pin-Up Girl for the month of July!  For my challenge theme this month, I chose:

Sun, Surf, and Sand


I made a bookmark for those Summer reading books!  I stamped my Bombshell girl twice - once on white and once on Designer Paper, and paper-pieced her bathing suit.  Papers are from Authentique, I added a little metal flower embellishment to finish it off.

I'd like to add my bookmark to the following challenges:

The Artistic Stamper: By the Seaside (must use rubber stamp)
Crafting Musketeers: Summertime
Loves Rubber Stamps: Anything Goes
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Next up, today we have a new challenge for you at:



I would also like to enter this little ATC into the following challenges:


Image is from The Octopode Factory (our sponsor this week at WW) - printed on DP and colored with Prismacolor markers and Stickles.  The "Inspire" sentiment is also from TOF and I printed it on coordinating DP and fussy-cut it out.  DP is from Authentique.  Peace.