Friday, April 7, 2023

Beccy's Place April Challenge

 Ummmm... I made this card for two reasons. One, to participate in Beccy's Place April challenge and, two, an Easter card for my sister. I will admit, I rushed through this to get it in the mail in time. Took a photo, prepped it to mail and ran to the post office. Came back home to upload it... and discovered... that it did not photograph in lilacs. I think this looks more like shades in pink and that is NOT what I mailed. I did not check the photo before heading off to the post office. But IRL and in the correct lighting, the eggs and ribbon are lilac. I even tried editing the lighting and contrast and it just kept getting pinker! What a dilemma! 

This is the freebie Beccy offered up for the challenge and I colored it with Copic markers and a white gel pen. I used the colors in the inspirational photo. 

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Baby Bunny

 I saw this digital image on someone's blog and had to run and get it myself! I cannot remember who it was now that originally had it, but I fell in love instantly!

This is Baby Bunny from MariolaBudekArt at Etsy. I colored the image with Copic markers. The papers are from Take Carrot of You by Yasmen at Amazon. I was a little nervous buying the paper. You just never know with Amazon! It had great reviews but one of them had a comment about 'shiny' paper and I am not keen on 'shiny' papers. But I thought, if I don't like it, I can just send it back. I love it! It's paper and reads it is 160 gsm so it's good quality PAPER and has lovely designs and most importantly, for a 6X6 paper pad with 24 sheets, 12 patterns, 2 sheets each, it was $7.98!! I like! LoL The die cut is from KSCraft at Amazon as well and the enamel dots are from Your Next Stamp.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:

Friday, March 31, 2023

Happy Easter with Crafty Catz!

 Please join us at Crafty Catz this week for the weekly anything goes challenge with the option of Easter. It is just around the corner! Are you ready for it? I like it when it is in April. Gives me plenty of time to get ready! 

This will be my final post with Crafty Catz. It has been such an honor to be part of the design team with such a great group of fellow crafters. :)

Our sponsor this week is Jan's Digi Stamps with a prize of $6 in product! Woohoo! I have colored Easter Jonquils with sentiment included using Copic markers. Enamel dots are from Your Next Stamp.

I would like to participate in these challenges:

Monday, March 27, 2023

Think Spring

I had made a layout with this adorable cutie from The Paper Shelter and discovered I did not have cause to use it but she's so adorable, I decided to color her up for a late spring card anyway. This is Daisies on My Hat and I colored her with Copic markers and dotted the lace with Stickles glitter glue in Star Dust. Sentiment is From the Heart digital stamps. 

I would like to participate with The Paper Shelter Challenge #546 Colors of Spring.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Spring Colors at Crafty Catz

Hi all! I am here today to invite you to join us at Crafty Catz for the weekly anything goes with an optional twist of spring colors! What a fun color challenge for this time of year! Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter. Yay! How I LOVE their images! Some lucky winner will be having the most difficult time selecting a prize when their number gets picked! LoL

 This adorable image is Just Me and I have colored it with Copic markers. Sentiment is From the Heart Stamps and enamel dots are from a couple of different sets at Your Next Stamp.

I would like to participate in these challenges:

Friday, March 17, 2023

Go Green with Crafty Catz!

 Come join us at Crafty Catz for this week's anything goes challenge with the option to GO GREEN! Can you believe that it is March?!? It seems like just yesterday I was thinking about what resolutions I could make and break within a week... LoL 

This week, our fabulous sponsor is LeAnn's World and this adorable dragon is Tavi. I colored the image with Copic markers.The stitched pennants die is from La-La Land Crafts.I popped the pennant and Tavi up with foam tape to add some dimension and added a border strip of some metallic gold cardstock to add a little bling! Fancy corner and alphabet die cuts are from two different sets at Amazon. Enamel dots are from Your Next Stamp.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations March Challenge (Anything Stamped with Option of Wings and Tails)

Saturday, March 4, 2023

613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with CAS Option

 Howdy, y'all! I hope you can join in with me at 613 Avenue Create for their March anything goes challenge with the option of CAS. I like that! Cards come together so quick with CAS! Our sponsor this month is Conie Fong and one lucky participant will win three images from her Etsy shop! Woohoo! 

This is my final month with 613 Avenue Create. I have loved my time with these fabulous gals and their creative spirits! I wish them all the very best in crafty land. xx

This is Puppy Cuddles from Conie Fong colored with Copic markers. Dog house is In the Dog House Again from Pattie's Creations. Sentiment is from DogGone Everything from TLC Creations. I dotted the buttons on her boots with Liquid Pearls in Onyx Pearl.

I would like to participate in these challenges: 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Crop Bag - Really!

 Hi all,

I have not posted much this year. First, I had cataract surgery and developed an infection so I have been blind as a bat! Things are clearing up and I am seeing much better than I was last year; however, I still have to use a magnifying glass for the fine print. Ugh!

I have been busy putting this crop bag together because coloring is not involved. With each passing day, I discovered I was missing an item. So finally, yesterday, Amazon delivered the last of the missing items and this morning, bright and early, I started working on finishing up this month long project. I so love how it came out; however, it was a huge nightmare!

First, this is from a TWO-PART tutorial by Sascha K Creations for Graphic 45. Here are the linsk to the videos if you are interested:

Sascha used the G45 Courture paper collection and I was all gung ho for the project until I realized that I had purchased the 8X8 paper pad. Not to be deterred, I knew I had this fabulous Carta Bella En Vogue paper collection and went ahead full steam, not taking into consideration that CB only offers one page of each design. First thing I discovered after cutting the chipboard, the clasp I wanted to use was broken. So I had to order that. This bag is covered with faux leather PAPER not to be confused with just plain faux leather because that is what added to my roller coaster ride. Then, I thought I had all the ribbons necessary only to discover, I was inches short of each type. Ugh! Ordering the paper took so much longer than I thought it would. The faux leather arrived in no time at all! I had to sit on my hands while waiting for what I really needed.

I did have a little mishap before discovering all the missing supplies. The measurements for the pull out tray were incorrect until I pointed that out to them, so I ended up wtih two trays. The last image is the extra tray. I did use ALMOST the entire paper collection which is a first for me! I was left with two scraps of 6X12 of two pages from the collection and some stickers. I will have to find use for those!

I started out using Art Glitter glue and had to switch over to Aleene's Tacky Glue only to end up using red tape. I did run out of 12X12 sheets before I could finish the inside flap, but it is on the inside, so I do not think it is the end of the world. I did not cut out the curves on the top of the bag. Only time will tell if I will regret that. Had a bit of a nightmare with the side pockets. I started with magnets as was instructed on the tutorial only to discover these would not grab so I added some hook and loop dots from Amazon that are just not wanting to stick! I added red tape to these as well and I am letting this cure overnight in hopes that I can close the side pockets then. I edged all the cut papers with Tim Holtz distress ink pad in Black Soot.

I absolutely LOVE this paper collection. It's perfect for the girly girl in me. 

When I saw this crop bag, I thought that is just what I need for my crop parties...

in the livingroom! I work from home and last year, I decided to move my work station to my craftroom and have been regretting it since then. So I carry things back and forth between my craftroom and dining table. What's a girl to do? I like the massive dining table to work on but I often find I forgot something in the craftroom so there's lots of going back and forth. I thought this bag would come in handy. We shall find out if that was a good idea as well! LoL I hope it works out.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look!

I would like to join Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog #476 Mixed Media with my little project.

Saturday, January 7, 2023


A birthday card I struggled to put together! I wanted to see if I could do it at all since I am having a great deal of difficulty seeing clearly. I used a magnifying glass to color and then glued things down willy nilly. LoL I hope the recipient likes it! It was a bit of a nightmare to be honest and took all of yesterday!! Yet, here I am! LoL So it can be done; however, takes all day and then at the end of the day, I had a horrendous headache from the strain so I guess it really shouldn't be done! :( Valuable lesson learned.

Image is a retired digital stamp. Papers are from Carta Bella Let's Celebrate. All die cuts are from Amazon. I colored the image with Copic markers. Brads are from my stash.

Thanks for looking!


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