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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Weigh In~~

Yeah, Christmas is DONE! I hate to sound like the grinch, but I just needed to get through this year!! I am sooooo looking forward to 2012! Well anyway, I just got back from TN/GA visiting children/grandchildren, and made a stop @ Jerry's Artarama in Nashville. While there, I picked up a few of the Twin Touch markers, because I am looking for a less expensive alternative to copics.....(besides my beloved pencils) I couldn't really match up colors because I had an antsy three yr old with me (what was I THINKING?) However, I did pick up their blue/grays (coloring on the scales) and I must say, they blend really nice! I started out w/Prisma markers, and still use them for detail work, so some might  miss the brush tip, but I actually like a finer point.  I plan on going back in January (when I spend a week w/the antsy three yr old, LOL!) and getting quite a few more, they are $1.89 apiece, and I was quite pleased........So, four of us "girls" meet on Wed morning to weigh in and encourage one another, & I made this card for my BFF Judy. (She's lost 18 lbs so far, you go girl!) I am entering this into the following challenges:
Outlawz Greetings (Anything Goes)
Touch Twin Markers (Red/olive/yellow/dark green)
MFP (Anything Goes)
ODBD (Anything Goes)
Paper Playtime (Anything Goes/Sentiment)  Have a nice week everyone, and be safe for New Year's!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy B'day Billy

EEEK, a week before Christmas, where the heck did this year GO???? I was not going to post again, but made this b'day card for my son-in-law (no, I am not a monster-in-law!) and thought it would be a good opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.......I try to get to everyone who has commented on my posts, so if I missed someone over this past year, my bad! I appreciate every single person that visits with wonderful positive messages. I think we tend to be hyper-critical of our own work, so when someone actually affirms what you have done, oh it is sooooooo nice! So thank you one and all. This will be my last regular post, my "season" starts on January 10th with Sis visiting for four months, plus a few stragglers. I have the FL address, so they're all welcome! I have to admit it's getting lonely here, so I'm looking forward to the company! I will also be traveling to TN and GA for the holidays, Lord grant me patience w/four grandchildren, hahahaha! I hope you all have the merriest of holidays, and my 2012 be the best!
I am entering this into the following:
ShinHan touch markers (Furry friends) I am trying one more time, my last entries were #5 & #7 and number six won, LOL! I am looking for an alternative, the hungry Copic-saurus is increasing Jan 1st!
RRR (Anything goes w/ribbon)
Allsorts (Blue/brown)
Outlawz (Sketch)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ (Birthday)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Keeping warm~`

Good evening everyone~~first off, I must apologize, I took at least ten pictures of this card, and this was the best one, EEEEK! Sorry, it really does not do the image justice! This is a Sugar Nellie digi image I downloaded from Funky Kits, colored w/copics. They are so adorable, I cannot stand it! I am sure you will see them again (& maybe again!)
Well, after two pounds of fudge, too many cookies to count, and numerous other "bad" foods, I lost 1/4 of a not great, but I didn't gain either! I had three Christmas parties this week, please take me away! I am going to enter this into the following challenges:
CPS (Sketch)
Touch Twin Markers (Furry friends)
Outlawz (Snow)
Crafty Creations (Card w/sentiment)
iCopic (Holiday)
I wish my photography skills were better, because I am taking Suzanne Dean's Class V copics, and some of the instructions (fur) are incredible! Anyway, have a good week, I wrapped 54 presents yesterday, and now packing to go north (TN/GA) for the holidays!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Hi everyone! Gosh, these Christmas cards are going to make me crazy! Just when I think I am DONE, I need another one~~oh well! This is little Maggie (awwww!) hiding her present...speaking of presents, are we all done with our shopping (YES!) Well, moving right along, I am entering this into the following challenges:
iCopic (Black hair)
Creative Card Crew ('Tis the season)
Ladybug Crafts (Snowflakes & sparkle)
Flowersoft (Snow)
Designed2Delight (Snow)
Sweet Stampin' (Snow)
Just Magnolia (Anything goes w/sparkle)
Crafts and Me (Snow)
Tuesday Throwdown (Celebrate the season)
Papertake Weekly (Anything goes w/charm)
Paper Sundae (Red stripes/stitching/die cuts)
Crafty Pad Designs (Punches)
Outlawz (Sketch)
Cute Card Thursday (Anything goes)
Have a great weekend everyone, I will be wrapping!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tiny Tots

Happy Monday everyone~~short post. I hope everyone had a great weekend, I went to see "Happy Feet 2"........OMGosh, how cute was that movie! I actually loved it more than the first. So this is my monthly entry for the Art Impressions challenge, they're the cute tots collection. Not a lot of embellishment, I did not want to detract from the image (not to mention the fact it took me a long time to color LOL!) It's a gate fold card, 5" x 7"........I'm entering this into the following:
Outlawz (Tall cards)
Twin Touch Markers-(my last chance to win methinks!) (Red/beige/brown/yellow)
Art Impressions (Christmas)
Sweet Stamps (Gate fold)

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Well, a happy weekend to everyone! Brrr is not for me, the weather today is absolutly gorgeous! I'm just finishing up some stragglers (cards to people I FORGOT!) This one is a Nellie Snellen image I bought from HERE...cute as can be, but deceiving! Whew there were a lot of parts to this! She is done w/Prisma's mostly, although some of it was based in copics. The bow is way too big, but I hate making bows, so that was that. My other picture is "the kids." They were not so energetic the other night, and curled up with each other. I thought is was so cute, I just had to take a picture. The one with his foot up is Charlie (Charles in charge) and the patient female is Cassie. (actually not patient at all, sometimes she can be pretty feisty!) So there you have it, and this is going into the following challenges: Outlawz (Bow/presents) Cooking it up w/Katie (Anything goes) Fab n' Funky (Anything goes) My Mum's Crafts (Keeping warm) Southern Girls (Ribbon) TTCRD (Three embellishments) Joanna Sheen (Holiday) Two Sisters (Punches/dies) Sundaysw/Crissy (Anything goes)  OK, time for dinner! Have a nice night!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cute-ness alert~~

OK, I cannot believe I am doing two posts in one day~~this is a first! I'm lucky if I do one a WEEK! Well, I've been in all day, sneezing, coughing, etc~~nothing to do but color and read my new Cardmaker magazine! What a's tough, but someone has to do it! So.... short post, this is going into the following challenges:

LOTV (Anything Goes)
Outlawz (Anything Goes)
Stampavie (Anything but Square)
IBFC (Four Seasons)
CPS (Sketch)
Totally Gorguss (Sparkle)
Not very many this time LOL! Have a great night, I'm getting into my jammies and watching NCIS, mmmmmmm!


Hi everyone! Are ya all done with Christmas shopping from Black Friday and Cyber Monday??? Well, I did actually put a HUGE dent in mine yesterday, I braved the malls (everyone was home on their laptop!) I take these days VERY seriously! Why?? I worked for the PO for many years, and could never enjoy the fabby sales that went on, so now I'm right THERE, hahaha! BTW, if you still have some money, can I mention a few enabling sites?? LOTV is having a 10% plus FREE shipping until tomorrow, GB time. Oozak held their sale over for another day, and Sassy Cheryl's had a wonderful sale on her digi's. I'm a sucker for free shipping, Oozak has the BEST customer service on the planet, & Cheryl's images need to come w/a cuteness alert!---Sooo, moving right along, this digi is from Just Inklined, and done w/copics. One of the other sales yesterday was 7KidsCollegeFund, (10%) and a pre-order opportunity for new alcohol markers from Crafter's Companion. I bit the bullet and ordered the skin tones. I love my copics, but they are getting a bit out of reach for me in price (read: single, retired, old lady on SS) I'll let you know how I like them! I have a few Promarkers, and they're pretty good. OK, so enough chatting~~I'm in the house today (sick) so the upside  is coloring all day w/o guilt. I might actually get TWO posts in this week! I'm going for the following challenges:
Outlawz (Anything Goes)
Craft Your Passion ('Tis the Season)
Stamps R Us (Embossing) My sentiment is embossed
Tuesday Throwdown (Male Christmas)
ScrapCreations (Christmas)
Cardmadfairy (Christmas)
Sweet n' Sassy (Fave Things, mine is animals)
MFP (Masculine)
iCopic (Distressing/vintage)
OK, few random thoughts: I spent many, many winters in NH w/the kiddo's, and I really don't think moose are two-toned! However, they're not the color I originally had, so fixed a boo-boo! Second, is there ANYONE out there besides me who gets annoyed because my programs do not DVR when football is on???? AARRGGHH! I've missed so many "The Good Wife" episodes! Have a good afternoon! I guess it's a good day, if that's the only complaint I have!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bearly made it~

Hi everyone! Well Happy (belated) Thanksgiving, and I hope y'all had a wonderful holiday w/lots of FOOD! I was in GA, came home last night @ 12:00 midnight, and stayed up until 4:00 AM--then back up @ 7:00, what's up with that?? I have been trolling every website on the planet for a Leap Pad Explorer (I'm beginning to think they do not exist) for my granddaughter, and so far have been unsuccessful. In the meantime, I think my grandchildren gave me some kind of flu-ish thing, because my throat is sore, I'm achy~~OK, enough whining~~I'm ultimately leading into this image, which I loved, but couldn't seem to get it all together with a sketch. I just gave up finally, and tada, here it is\, sans sketch.  This is a downloaded digi from Cuddly Buddly (I am positive it is Pachela Studio)~~Oh my, they have the cutest digi stamps! So I am about to take my poor tired body for a nap, but before I do that, I'm getting this into the following challenges:
Outlawz Greeting Challenge (Presents)
IBFS (Four seasons)
Bearly Mine (Favorite things) Mine is coloring animals and children)
Ladybug Crafts (Winter blues)
Papertake Weekly (Festive)
Sassy Cheryl (Anything goes)
Cooking w/Katie (Punch/emboss/ink)
Repeat Impressions (Snowflake)
Cardmadfairy (Winter wonderland)
OCL (Cute critters)
Sweet n'Sassy (Fave things)
Totally Papercrafts (Christmas)
2 Sisters (Holiday)
Wee Memories (Christmas)
Crazy4Challenges (Snow)
Paper Sundaes (Winter wonderland)
Flowersoft (Winter blue)
Stamptacular (Christmas)
Ribbon Carousel (Holiday)
Sooooooo, that's it, now my eyeballs are falling out of my head, I need SLEEP, LOL!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hello Fall~~

OK, I swear this is my last post for another week, but I needed to get my AI challenge in for November! Isn't she adorable?? Copics, Flowersoft~I wish my photography skills could do justice to this paper, it's by Kanban, and it is fabulous! (I wish my photo skills would do justice to anything!)
I'm also entering this into:
Stampavie (Anything but square)
IBFS (Four Seasons)
Twin Touch Markers (In the garden)
Art Impressions (Colors of Fall)
Flutterby Wednesday (Anything Goes)
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!!!!!!

One more~~

This is my last Thanksgiving card, moving on to the next holiday. Three times in one week, are you amazed? I am.......good thing I don't have 597 followers, they would be tired of me by now. So for other 1%, here I am! It is finally cooling off,  which means I am too. Trying to tie up loose ends prior to travelling. Went to a comedy club last night, and the two guys were pretty funny! I've never been to one before, I guess there is a first time for everything! So things I am thankful for this week:
1) I haven't tripped and fallen (see Milton the Moose post)
2) I have not lost my debit card (see #1)
3) I'm not cooking
4) I have beautiful children and grandchilden (they cook)
5) I live in a wonderful country, I'm healthy, able to sit up and take can be good sometimes..........

OK, this image is from Sassy Cheryl, colored in copics and I used some of my very special Cheery Lyn dies. I'm entering this into the following:
Sassy Cheryl (Stump the Boss..(Anything Goes)
Midnight Madness (Sketch)
Scrap Creations (Thanksgiving)
Card Making Mama's (Be Thankful)
OCL (Thankful)
Paper Sundaes (Digital image)
TTCRD (Thankful)
Cardmadfairy (Digi w/texture, I used clear glaze on ther shoes)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas #3

Wow, two cards in one day! That's scary! I obviously need a life....soooo, I said I was going to color up my Art Impressions stamp, but like any self-respecting divorced woman, I lied. ("Of course I'm not resentful, of course we can be friends, I hope you and what's-her-name have a GREAT life" that point I put the knife down, I was not sounding too credible heehee") This PB was in the "almost finished" stage, so decided to go ahead and get'r done. Me thinks that will be it for the week, I'm traveling to GA, TN and hope to God they have a cold snap! I'm entering this into: (drum roll please)
Outlawz (Sketch)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts (2nd entry, Christmas w/pearls)
Forever Friends (Christmas)
Stamping/Scrapping (Christmas using SB dies)
Sassy Cheryl's (Anything Goes)
My Mum's Crafts (Mix & Match)
PB Allsorts (2nd entry, animal)
ODBD (Metallic)
Stamptacular Sunday (Punches)
Twin Touch Markers (In The Garden)
Winter Wonderland (Christmas Mouse)

Christmas #2

Whew, my days got a LOT better after that last post~~I haven't fallen, and I have not lost the NEW debit card, things are looking up~~So I am inside today, because it is so freakin' hot here!!!!!!! I'm waiting for the humidity to stop, but SW is in the middle of a heat wave..........AARRGGHH! I colored my little Sugar Nellie up and I'm thinking this might fall under the category of non-traditional Christmas colors~~at least I hope it does.
I'm entering this into the following:
The Sugar Bowl (Sketch)
Bunny Zoe (Christmas w/pearls)
ABC Challenge (Dazzle)
Paper Pretties (Non-traditional Christmas colors)
AllSorts (Animals)
Truly Scrumptious (Christmas w/pearls)
Papercraft Journey (Embossing) (Hmmm, just noticed I was featured last week, need to grab the badge!)
Sweet Stamping (Gingham)

I guess that's it, but I will be back this week, it's almost time for the Art Impressions challenge!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Milton the Moose~~

Hmmmm, I THINK it's Milton! This is one of my last Thanksgiving cards, had thirteen of them this year. Now on to Christmas, EEEEK. So..........not a good day here. Up @ 5:30, hop out of bed ready for the gym, but first I need to feed the "kids." Well, it's dark out @ 5:30, so when I pounded into the living room, I promptly fell over my bag of copics that I had left on the floor the previous evening. BANG, right on my shoulder, and that should have been a clue TO GO BACK TO BED! But to the gym, then to the bank to make a withdrawal, and lo and behold, my debit card is missing. AARRGGHH. So I went back home, checked the balance, and sure enough, I used it on Sunday to download some MP3's. I spent HOURS tearing this house apart (not that it's that big, Frodo would have a hard time living here) no debit card. AARRGGHH! Get the mail~~letter from a lawyer, about a house I have not owned in FIVE years, and a husband I have not been married to for SIX years. And then I find out that my fave show "Revenge" is not on tonight! Now I am all achy and thinking that the gym is out for tomorrow..........OK, enough whining. My image is High Hopes, colored w/copics. I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Outlawz (Sketch)
High Hopes (Anything Goes)
Stamps R Us (Male)
Anything Goes (Stitches)
Sassy Cheryl (Embossing)
Tuesday Throwdown (Favorite colors) Fall is my fave season!
AllSorts (Creatures)
Simon Says (Recycle) (I used my scraps
Cuttlebug (Anything Goes) They're back, check them out!!!!!!!
Totally Papercrafts (Stitches)
Cleary I Stamp (Color Challenge)
Craft Your Passion (Anything Goes/Brown)
I hate to end this on a sad note, but if you follow a lot of blogs you might be familiar with Katie Renz, who has been bravely battling stomach cancer. Sadly, she died a few days ago, so please say a prayer for her young children and husband. I lost a husband many years ago during the holidays, when my children were very young, and so my heart aches for this family. They will need every prayer they can get..................CJ

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


How is everyone on this bee-u-tiful Toooos-day?????? Well, guess what?? I lost 2 pounds this week, FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!  I am @ the gym everyday, and sometimes it gets discouraging I must admit, but I am committed to this~~I need to lose 15 pounds, so now it's only 13! Anyway, my card today is not a fancy fold, I had waaaaay too much on my plate this afternoon, but hopefully within the next two days, I will have another one for you. The image is from Sassy Cheryl (O M G! Is this adorable!) I CASED a sentiment from one of the blogs, the inside reads "I'm bringing a guest for dinner." BWAAAAAAAH! I nearly fell off the chair when I saw it. I used my Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, some DP in my stash, and copics. I'm entering this into the following challenges: (Lots!)
CPS (Sketch)
TTCRD (Fall w/leaves)
iCopic (Thanksgiving)
Flowersoft (Turkey)
Sassy Cheryl (Embossing)
Craft Your Passion (Anything Goes w/Brown)
Outlawz (Thanksgiving)
Corrosive Challenge (Flourish)
Crafty Catz (Anything Goes)
Moving Along w/the Times (Anything Goes)
Digital Tuesday (Anything Goes)
Stampavie (Anything Goes)
Creative Card Crew (Thankful)
OK, another  one down the hatch! Have a great evening-tonight is NCIS, yeah!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Beautiful Fall~`

Oh, it is such a gorgeous day here!!!!! No humidity, no heat, and all is right with the world (sort of) Anyway, hope you enjoyed your week, and have some great plans for the weekend! I do a Zumba class on Saturdays, it is soooooo fun! Also have dinner plans for Sunday, so thought I would post today! Well, I made up my mind to do some fun folds for Thanksgiving, and here is the first one! It's called "Tunnel Card" and the directions are on SCS under resources. The Kitty image is from Serendipity Stamps & I'm pretty sure she is having a sale soon (free shipping, that always works for me) I'm trying this in the following challenges:
Flowersoft (Turkey/Animal)
CPS (Sketch)
Cupcake Challenges (Leaves)
Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes)
Scrap Creations (Pumpkins)
Tuesday Throwdown (Thanks)
Outlawz (Fancy Fold)
Card Making Mama (Die Cut)
Quirky Crafts (Leaves)
Stamping Sisters in Christ (Fall)
TTCRD (Fall)
Whew~~th-th-that's all folks!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Just popping in today w/a Christmas card..........I know, I know, sorry! If you're anything like me, you have a loooong list and short wallet! Every year I tell myself I'm going to save for the NEXT year, but here I am again, still short on cash, still trying to lose weight, still single (OK, I digressed!) So anyway, this is a LOTV stamp, one of my fave, fave companies. I try to enter their challenges when I can (OK, add loser to the above list!) It's done w/copics & Prisma pencils, and I added some MS glitter & clear glaze. I am going to try and do my Christmas cards this year in different folds (this one not included) I have a folder really unique folds, and think I'm going to attempt them!
Anyway, have a nice Wednesday~~It's still beautiful here in FL, I can actually open all the windows and doors now and there is no humidity! (except the condo maintenance just put down lawn fertilizer ewwwwwww!) I am entering this into the following:
LOTV (Sketch)
Forever Friends (Bling/bling)
Outlawz Twisted Thursday (Copics & pencils)
Cupcake Challenge (Leaves)
Anything Goes (Stitches)
Papertake Weekly (Anything goes/bling)
Ribbon Carousel (Anything goes)
Pixie Cottage (Christmas)
Cuttlebug Spot (Anything goes)
Color Create (Burg/gold/green/cream)
Totally Papercrafts (Glitter)
RRR (Christmas)
Card Makin' Mama's (Die Cuts)
Sweet Stamping (Anything goes)
One Stitch @ a Time (Christmas)
Whew!!!!!!!!!! Love, love, love the "Anything Goes" challenges! Bye for now!!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Beautiful Fall Day!

Well...........not really! It's still hot here, but not as bad as last week! It's "use it or lose it" time at my house, which means I need to utilize these scraps of paper I've been collecting forever! There are a lot of neutrals, which is good because I will be starting on Thanksgiving cards shortly. I'm such a hoarder with paper! So my little kitty is an image by Penny Black, colored in copics. Pretend the flowers are mums, OK? I used flowersoft for the centers, and clear glaze for the pot (complete w/my thumbprint!) Ribbon, charm, copper butterfly and we are set to go! I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Stamps R Us (Nature's Gifts)
Twin Touch Markers (Fall colors)
Flutterby Wednesday (Scraps)
Penny Black All Sorts (Autumn)
Really Reasonable Ribbon (Fall)
Wags & Whiskers (Fall)
Totally Papercrafts (Layers)
Designed2Delight (Cute Critters)
The Sweet Stop (Sketch)
Dutch Dare (Photo inspiration)
CMC (Fall or Halloween)

I hope everyone has a great week! I have been going to the gym every day for 1 1/2 hours, and
O M G, am I sore!  It's not exercise though, it's live-a-cise! Take care!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Hedgehog!

Hi everyone! Well, it's that time of the month again~~my Meals on Wheels clients get b'day cards! This is for one of the gentlemen on the route. It's a cutie PB stamp, colored w/copics. It's still hotter than Hades here in FL, I'm feeling very, very homesick for the north right now!!!!!!! I know it's a short post, but gotta run!
Have a great week!

Paper Play Challenges (Cupcake)
Outlawz Monday Challenge (Anything Goes)
Stamps R Us (Natures gifts)
Woodware (Anything goes)
Sweet Stamps (Lots of layers)
My Time to Craft (Punches & dies)
My Mum's Crafts  (Food & drink)
Sweet Stamping Challenge (Male)
Stamptacular (Anything Goes)
I Did it Creations (Animals)
Sentimental Sunday (Anything goes)
All Sorts (Fall colors)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fraidy Cat!

I really, really mean to post at least once a week, and then the time just flies by! I'm in the Halloween mode and this is my eighth card, so there's no excuses why they are not on here! I just got back from Atlanta GA, visiting the grandchildren (17, 16, 9 & 3) We spent the day @ the pumpkin patch Saturday, riding ponies, getting lost in the maize (a-maizing), and finishing up with a hayride. The weather there is phenomenal, no humidity. Fall is my favorite season, so I don't know how the heck I landed here in Fl near the equator! UGH, it is still in the 80's and 90's here~~stick a fork in me, I am DONE! Anyway, this image (such a cutie!) is from Serendipity Stamps. I won the challenge last month, and it was their entire line of Halloween stamps! I was definitely doing the happy dance! Their next challenge is fall, so head over there~~she gives great prizes, and you won't be the 589th challenge entry LOL! I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Color Create (Lilac/black/white)
Totally Papercrafts (Animals)
OCL (Halloween)
Fussy and Fancy (Halloween)
Wee Memories (Halloween)
CPS (Sketch)
2Sisters Challenge (Halloween)
Paper Playtime (Black/orange/purple)
Cupcake Creations (Halloween)
Papertake Weekly (Three shapes)
Stamping/Scrapping (Halloween) I used SB dies for this project
Have a great weekend folks, I don't think I will be on again until next week, but one never knows!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Party Time!!!!!!!!!!

It is a glorious Monday here in FL! Windows are open, no humidity and all is right with the world (for the moment!) I am backk from a wonderful visit with my sister in MA~~not much foliage I'm afraid, so will have to plan a trip later in the fall next year. We had a good time though, and she is coming down for three months in January~~the perfect situation, winters in FL, spring,summer and fall in NE. Gosh, the luck of some people, LOL! Anyway, I am posting this fall card, because the colors are my favorite! The image is by Serendipity Stamps, one of my faves. Outlawz is having a 1000 member celebration, so head on over because the prizes are outstanding! I thought I would come back with a bang and entering this into mucho (?) challenges

Stamps R Us (Autumn/Fall)
Little Darlings (Autumn/Fall)
Paper Crafting Journey (Dies/Punches)
Serendipity Stamps (Fall)
Southern Girls (Anything Goes)
Our Craft Lounge (Fall Foliage)
Totally Papercrafts (Autumn)

Crazy4Challenges (Choosing a charity, mine is OWH)
Stamptacular (Fall photo inspiration)
Outlawz Color Challenge (Red/orange/yellow)
Sundays w/Crissy (Thanksgiving)
Hope everyone has a fabulous week!!!!!! I am off to the gym, EEEEEEK!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fallin' for you~~~

I know I KEEP saying one more post, but I REALLY mean it this time! Tomorrow I will be on a jet plane for MA, and blogging will be the furthest thing from my mind! I wanted to color up one more image, this is a Squigglefly, colored w/copics. Are they just the cutest!!!!!!!! OK, I am really a sucker for animal stamps/digi's. I hope everyone has a wonderful week, and I'll be back in Oct!!!!!!! I entered this into the following challenges:
Squigglefly (Sketch)
Critter Challenge (Recipe)
Outlawz Greetings (Dots)
Crazy4Challenges (Pumpkins)
ODBD (Fall)
JUGS (Color challenge)
Make It Colorful (Black/orange)
Stamptacular (Saying on front)
Sundays With Chrissy (Friendship)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy Feet!

I admit I am always looking for something different~~found it!!!!! This image is from DigiDarla's, a pay by the month site. Once I went there, I KNEW I had to have him!!!!!! I wrote her and she sent me this sample for free, full disclosure here! This is my interpretation, and instead of  gray, I used the BV's (29,25 &20) Of course, I used SB, stickles and clear glaze, for his beak and flippers. I just think he is the cutest!!!!!!!! I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Sunday Sketches
My Time to Craft (Kaleidoscope of colors)
Card Making Mama (Punches)
Outlawz (Fantasy) (OK, penguins in a hula skirt w/a camera is fantasy enough for me!)
Corrosive Challenge (Punches/dies)
I Did it Creations (Beach)
One Stitch @ a Time (Punches)
Copic Creations (Bright fur) OK, this is a stretch, they might have feathers, but I wasn't sure!
Have a wonderful week,!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Well, I managed another card this week, wonders never cease! I'm going for one more this weekend, and then I will be MIA for a few weeks, cannot wait to get on that plane and see the family! This image is Artistic Impressions (love their stuff), colored with copics and pencils. I never seem to get the red deep enough with copics, probably just my imagination! OK, I'm entering this into the following challenges, but before I do, I want to give a shout out to Linda Palmer for winning TTCRD! Your card was awesome, you go girl!!
Cute Card Thursday (Anything goes)
Paper Play Challenges (Dies/punches)
Moving Along w/the Times (Sparkle)
CPS (Sketch)
Creative Inspirations (Anything goes)
Forever Friends (Dies)
Totally Stampalicious (Anything goes)
The Crafty Pad (Autumn)
Outlawz (Favorite technique) Mine is bling bling bling! (well, ONE of mine!)
Really Reasonable Ribbon (Autumn)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

October B'days

I deliver Meals on Wheels and when I see someones b'day coming up, I make them a card. Sometimes, I'm the only contact they have for the entire day....Because of vacation, I'm doing some early, and this one fit into so many challenges, I decided to blog it! Now wouldn't it be nice to tell someone their b'day card won a prize, LOL! Anyway, this is being entered into the following:
Outlawz (Sketch)
Craft Your Passion (Flowers/flourish)
Die Cut Dreams (Flowers)
Stampavie (Pearls & Lace)
Ladybug Crafts (Flowers)
Tuesday Throwdown (Pearls)
Craft Us Crazy (Autumn)
Allsorts (Flowers/swirls)
Crazy4Challenges (Autumn colors)
The Crafty Pad (Autumn)
Magnolia (Autumn)
Sentimental Sunday Autumn)
CMC (Autumn)
One Stitch @ a Time (Anything Goes)
Cooking it up w/Katie (Green/girlL
TFL, and hope everyone is having the wonderful weather we are in FL!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday morning............

Good morning everyone! Admittedly, I am just now ready to do something besides bawling my eyes out from 9/11. Our pastor did an ENTIRE sermon on the conversation between Todd Beamer and the phone operator~~oh mi gosh, I could not stop crying! These poor people, I pray for them all~~Such a tragedy, and we shall never forget it~~
Soooo, this card was one of the most detailed I had ever done, & worthy of a post!!!!! It's a Sugar Nellie and she is too, too cute! I am positively addicted to the Cheery Lynn flourish I bought, use it all the time~~I'm entering this into a Twin Touch marker challenge, it's a brand new blog/challenge, as well as the following:
Copic Creations (Pink)
Twin Touch (People)
The Sugar Bowl (Sketch)
Outlawz Greeting Challenge (Song Inspiration)
Cheery Lynn (Anything goes)
So as I was typing this post, I hit the wrong key, and my screen went down to a minuscule font! I hope this doesn't get posted 15 times, while I tried to get it back, hahaha! OK, so I am NOT a computer whiz! Have a wonderful week, I am heading to the NE (Massachusetts) to visit Sis~~Cannot wait to leaf peep!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

September already???

OMG, I cannot believe it is Sept. already, where does the time go??? I have been dog/house sitting and they had no INTERNET! AARRGGHH! You do not realize how "connected" you are until you're "disconnected!" Anyway, back home and one bright spot, I did color some images. After reading and coloring however, I think I might buy some Visine stock!
So, a lovely Magnolia image, and she's colored in copics. This card seemed to take forever, there's a lot going on here~~embossing, glitter, pop-ups (her hat) I'm not sure the camera caught it all. I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend! Have fun!
I am entering this little girl into the following challenges:
ODBD (Spots or stripes)
Craft Your Passion (Sketch)
Simon Says (Anything goes)
I Did It Creations (Girly)
Stamping Sisters in Christ (Pastel colors)
TTCRD (Texture, at least 2)
Marks Finest Papers (Bling)
Elephantastic (Girly)
Clearly I Stamp (Patterned papers)
Just Magnolia (Anything goes)
Stamptacular (Anything goes)
Outlawz (Recipe)
A Spoonful of Sugar (Celebration)

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Is there such a thing as summer blah's??? I think I have them. Either that, or I am still exhausted from grandchildren! I did this easel card to fit as many challenges as I could, how lazy is that? One bright spot, I got to use my new Cheery Lynn die, but are they ever intricate! For movie buffs out there, I saw "The Help" and I have one word, OUTSTANDING! Definitely Oscar worthy performances. I also went to a play this week, so maybe I'm just tired from socializing, hahaha! So here is my little Maggie, and she is being entered into the following:
Papertake Weekly (flowers, ribbon, gems)
Lexi's Creations (Recipe)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts (Easel Cards)
Paper Playtime (Anything Goes)
Simon Says (Bling)
Anything Goes (Birthday)
Bearly Mine (Bling)
Ladybug Crafts (Favorite stamp)
Spoonful of Sugar (Birthday)
Crafty Creations (Red/orange/green)
Creative Inspirations (Favorite stamp)
Pixie Cottage (Birthday)
Craft Us Crazy (Anything Goes)
Papercraft Journey (Anything Goes)
Fussy & Fancy (Three embellishments)
Designed2Delight (Anything Goes)
Elephantastic (Layers)
JUGS (Colors)
The Crafty Pad (Cute & girly)
I Did It Creations (Different shaped card)
Magnolia Lovers (Flowers)
Sentimental Sunday (Flowers)
Stamptacular (Different fold)
Outlawz (Balloons)
TTCRD  (Two punches/yellow)
CMC (Wings)
YIKES~~That was a lot! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Almost there~~~~

Ahhh, Wednesday, middle of the week! When I was a working "girrrrrl" I used to love it, because I only had two more days, and then.....the weekend! Now that I'm retired, every day is a Friday! Hmmm, enough of that~~This is my "LOTV" entry for their challenge (roses). Who made up that silly rule of pink/red clashing? I love them together actually! It's colored in copics on Cryogen, and the DP was from my stash, which is growing soooo big! I used flowers from Michael's, and stickles plus embossing w/cuttlebug folder to finish it off.
Hope you all have a great week, FL is in the rainy season (yes, believe it or not!) and so I'm taking full advantage of it!
LOTV (roses)
Lexi's Creations (recipe)
Totally Paper Craft (holidays)
Fab & Funky (Christmas)
Paper Pretties (die cuts)
I Did It Creations (Children)
Fussy & Fancy (Christmas)
Paper Play Challenges (Christmas)
ALota Rubber Stamps (Glitter, stamp, ribbon)

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Good morning! I hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday! I am!!!! I colored this image up and it just made me giggle! I love Ai stamps, so of course I am submitting this in their monthly challenge. The theme is hot, and what's hotter than these gorgeous girlies! I made a "Z" fold card, and then turned it on it's side~~great idea, but I won't be finding an envelope that fits anytime soon! Have a blessed day! I am entering this into the following challenges:
Art Impressions (Hot)
CMC (Friendship)
Marks Finest Papers (Anything but a standard size)
Elephantastic (Layers)
Fab n' Funky (Friendship)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ (Embossing folder)
TTCRD (Embossing)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Vacation's over!

Well, I'm back! I am going to say I was on vacation, but I've been w/four grandchildren ages 17-3, so some might question my sanity calling it that! I loved every moment of it! I did not color though, and boy I am ready to get back into the swing of things! Today I am using a stamp by Impression/Obsession. (#H1741) It's pretty detailed, but no matter how many pictures I took, it did not do it justice. I colored it w/copics, some stickles and a Sizzix die cut. The fold is from SCS, called "recessed window." When I finally stopped being a dunce and actually got the measurements right it was fairly easy. I took it a step further and made it into a tent card....just a suggestion. The tag is from HOTP~~Hope you're having a great weekend, I am ready to start another for LOTV challenge, gotta catch up!
I'm entering this into the following challenges;
Impression/Obsession (Orange)
Lexi's Creations (Shaped Card)
Flowersoft (Rectangles)
Sentimental Sunday (Garden)
TTCRD (Embossing)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Jasper & free Cricut!

Well hello there friends! I have teenagers for the entire month of July, and then head to Nashville so posts might be few and far between! Let me introduce you to Jasper~~Isn't he just the cutest! What do you suppose he's saying to that butterfly? Is it "Well hello there!" or would it be "Hey pal, my nose is not a landing strip, LOL!"  When I ordered him, I pictured golden, so I hope I did him justice. Jasper is from Impression/Obsession (F7528)
He is colored w/copics, some glitter, clear glaze and he is ready! I realized while coloring that there is absolutely, positively NO OTHER PAPER for me than Cryogen white. I've tried, it's useless!  

A free Cicut you ask???? Well, Marti from Pezza-doodles is giving one to a random person that donates to her animal charity~you can get the details HERE. It's a worthy cause and animals are my passion (Hence why Jasper is the guest of honor!) So whatcha' waiting for??? Run Forrest, RUN! I'm entering Jasper into the following challenges:
Impression/Obsession (Hello)
Fussy and Fancy (Sketch)
Flutterby Wednesday (Anything Goes)
Phindy's Place (Buttons)
Totally Gorjuss Summer)
2 Sisters (Summer)
Well, it is starting to storm here, so better hurry off! Have a great week!

Friday, July 1, 2011

School Daze~~

Happy Fourth of July! I hope everyone has fun things planned for the long weekend~~ I am driving up to Atlanta tomorrow (9 hours) to pick up grandson #1. I'm very excited, he's great company, but my card/blog days might be limited! So, speaking of cards, this is a Mo Manning image, colored w/copics and shaded w/prisma's. I really liked the way she came out~~The Color Create challenge this week was fuschia, green and white.....not my first choice, but it definitely was a challenge! I'm entering this into the following:
Mo Manning (Inspired by a book) Mine was Fancy Nancy!
Color Create  (Fuschia, Green & White)
Southern Girls (Inner Child) We all remember our first day of school, right?
Clearly iStamp (Die cut)
That's it, and have a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Giving thanks~~

Hi everyone~~me again! One of the challenges this week was a "Thank You' card, and I immediately ran to the fall "pile" to make one for Thanksgiving! You can never be too early with these things, heehee! So, I went to the Dr's on Monday, had my physical where the doc said my EKG was just a "little" abnormal. OK, I was not too concerned. Then the vampire came in to draw blood~~I, like 99.9% of the population hate needles, but I grin and bear it for  6 seconds. For whatever reason, when she inserted it, I jumped, she jumped, and fwiiiiiinnnnggg the needle jumped, out of the syringe. So after wads of cotton balls to stem the gusher, plus wails of "OMG, I am so sorry!" we started on the other arm~and halfway to herself she muttered, "guess I'll use the baby needle this time." HUH???? They come in sizes?? (I once said this to a MAN) WTH, did she use the super deluxe equine model the 1st time? At any rate, my day quickly morphed from, "deedeedada, I can't wait to get home & have my vitamuffin w/fresh fruit" to ....."GET ME THE HELL OUT OF HERE so I can have an egg McMuffin with a side of fried pork rinds and a cup of cream with coffee on the side!" Oh, and that "no big deal" EKG??? I have to go for a nuclear stress test, next week~~~to be continued!
This is entered into the following challenges:
High Hopes (Thanks)
Lexi's Creations (Bugs)
Outlawz (Sketch)
Truly Scrumptious (Wings)
Paper Pretties (Red, orange & yellow)
Crafty Creations (Thanks)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Puddles of Love~~

Isn't this image just darh---ling?? She is from Kraftin Kimmie, and colored w/copics. I added clear glaze to her boots, stickles to the trim and fluff to the edges of the water, but it does not seem to show up well~~Anyway, this is what my Sunday was all about--coloring! I think I am all done with red, white and blue, but I may have one more! Hope you all (or y'all in TN) had a wonderful weekend! I have to be @ the Dr's for a blood test @ 7:30 AM tomorrow, and you know what that means? FASTING! Oh man, I am going to be mean by the time I get out of there, I need my tea first thing!!!! Hmmm, maybe it will be a good excuse for breakfast @ they serve WW's?????  LOL!
I entered this into the folowing challenges:
CMC (Pleats, folds)
Kraftin' Kimmie (Make a splash)
Daring Cardmakers (Something old-ink,  something new-stamp)
Catch the Bug (Red, white & blue w/ribbon)
Kenny K's Krafts (Red, white & blue)
Sentimental Sunday (Colors of flag)
Stamptacular (Stars & Stripes)
Sunday Sketch (Sketch)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy B'day Kevin!

Hi there, what a great Saturday! My grandson will be 17 shortly, and when I saw this image from Mo Manning I couldn't resist! Kevin is painfully shy, so we talked him into weightlifting, with the hope it would bring him out of his shell~~how's that working out you ask?? Well, he's still painfully shy, but no one will bother him because he's so damn muscular! Anyway, I am entering this into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil (Fancy Fold)
Card Ideas (Red, White & Blue)
JUGS (3-D)
Secret Crafter (Embossing)
MFT (Sparkle)
Card Making Mama (Red, White & Blue)
Sweet Stamping (New digi, old cardstock)

OK, that's it! I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I Pledge Allegiance~~~

OMGosh, look at this chick, she is so patriotic~ I love her! There's something about Cheryl Alger's images that can just bring a smile to your face.......
I downloaded this from Squigglefly, colored her with copics & some pencils. Stickles, SB, ribbon, and away she goes, into the mail! I entered this into the following challenges:
Squigglefly (Anything)
StampingScrapping (Red, White &  Blue)
Craft us Crazy (Red, White & Blue)
Cute Card Thursday (Sketch)
Little Darlings (Favorite color combination)
Hope everyone has a great evening!