Friday, June 23, 2017

CardzTV Challenge....anything goes

I wanted to share with you the card that I made for the new challenge over at CARDZTV.
This week the theme is again, Anything Goes!

On my card I have used a sentiment from CARDZTV STAMP SET: Favorite Phrases.
I used sketch 20 from Mary's Kit and Kaboodle Card Sketches as well.

 I have also used this cute little girl from a set by Close To My Heart.
(True Love Operation Smile)

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Cutting Cafe Challenge

It's time again for new inspiration from 

This week we were to pick one of the Bingo Sets.

I picked out the CHRISTMAS BINGO.

Stop by THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG to check 
out all the fantastic DT inspiration- every 7th and 21rst of the month.
While you are there, please leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 free sets of your choice from THE CUTTING CAFE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I'm a Guest DT over at Die Cuttin Divas....

I am so excited to be a Guest DT for this weeks challenge over at 

The challenge this week is: Camping Fun with Woodland Animals, and somehow I only saw the Woodland Animals I unfortunately left out anything on the cards to do with camping, but I think they would be really fun to take along and send out to family/friends while you are on a camping trip!
After all, everyone likes to get something fun in the mail, right?

This is a set of four 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 cards with envelopes (that I made with my new 
Envelope Punch Board from We R Memories Keepers).

I found these cuties over on ETSY: Catching Color Flies/(CCDESIGNS).
I used the Print and Cut feature on my cricut....easy peasy!

Aren't they cute?
Do you ever send out little cards or postcards while you are camping?

Well, thanks for stopping by, I hope you will play along with the challenge!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday Paper A La Mode

How is everyone's summer going so far? Mine has been busy busy!
This week at Saturday Paper A La Mode our theme is to use twine or ribbon.
Our sponsor for the week is: A Creative Need.

I colored the background using my inks, colored up the birdie with copics, added some twine and gems, and there you go!
I hope you will join us!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 9, 2017

CardzTV Challenge

This week at CardzTV we are having an Anything Goes Challenge....
I have used CardzTV Stamp Set: "Mini Messages" for my Sentiment.

I also used my new Winnie Stamps and papers....

I hope you get the chance to join in our challenge!
 Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Cutting Cafe-It's Road Trip Time!

This week at THE CUTTING CAFE we are using the file "It's Road Trip Time Again".
My daughter is going on a girls only road trip soon, so I made this for her  to use as a thank you.

I hope you will stop by THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG and check out what the rest of the DT put together to inspire you!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saturday Paper A La Mode and The Cutting Cafe

This week over at SATURDAY PAPER A LA MODE we have a new challenge going on!
Which is to use..... ACETATE.....yep, use ACETATE somewhere on your project!

Our sponsor this week is THE CUTTING CAFE!

what a fun set this is to make something for the bus driver since school is almost out!

Cant wait to see what you create!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Card Crazy Crafters over at CardzTV

It is time again for the CARD CRAZY CRAFTERS to bring the CARDZTV Challenge to you for this week....
As always, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES.

I have used CARDZTV Stamp Set "Encouraging Thoughts".

I have also used Winnie Time for Tea Designer Cardmaking Collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Good Morning!
This week over at THE CUTTING CAFE we are using one of the new Pop Up Cards Regina has fun! This little TULIP Pop up Card was just perfect for me to make this week, as I had a Thank You to make. There is a business in the next town over that sells plants and flowers...5 years ago when they opened we had stopped in there to look around. The owner overheard my daughter Emily saying excitedly that they had a flower named Emily!! Well, he GAVE her one of her own! The next year we stopped in there to buy Mothers Day hanging baskets, and he said "you are Emily, aren't you?" and he then proceeded to GIVE her another Emily flower!! Then he made us promise to come in every year to get her flower, as he said she brought him good luck every year!
He informed me last year he still had our very first Thank you card! How cool is that!?
So, this is this years Thank You...perfect....thank you Regina for making such awesome files!

and the inside:

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge

Good afternoon peeps!

This week at Saturday Paper A La Mode the challenge is to use the Spotlight technique...
I only colored in my spotlight section, but you can pop it up if you chose as well.
Our sponsor this week is:

The  image I used this week is: APPLE HAT KID

The sentiment is from Craftin Desert Divas stamp set "Punny".
Hope you will come join in our challenge!

Well, I have had a terrible cough now for  too long-so headed off to the Dr. here in just a bit...ugh!!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday Paper A La Mode

Oh my! 
Sorry so late to be posting my card for this weeks 

This week the challenge to make a MASCULINE card, and I don't know about you,but they are some of the most challenging ones for me to make.
Our sponsors this week are: 

I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Cardz TV "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello! Over at CARDZ TV, we have switched things up a bit....

I made a "Tiny Card" this week....3x3.
I used the Doodlebug Collection:
Kitten Smitten

Hope to see you here again soon!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Cutting Cafe

Good evening!
This week at THE CUTTING CAFE we were asked to use a pinwheel file.
 I used the file: Pinwheel Sentiment Template.

This pinwheel file could easily be addicting! I watched a video recently of someone who made a bunch of  little pinwheels to use as embellishments for scrapbooking pages....and it would be so easy with this file to adjust it to be fun! I think I will definitely have to try it when school is done!

I hope you get the chance to stop by THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG and check out what the rest of the DT did with their Pinwheel files!
Hope you all have a great week!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Saturday Paper A La Mode

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Saturday Paper A La Mode...and it is a FUN one!
This weeks sponsors are: TOADSTOOL PRINTABLES and
For my card I used: DAISY CLIP ART from Toadstool Printables and digital papers from 
Art Wild FlowersDigi.
The challenge this week is to make a card that moves.

Here is a short video of it....

The Curly Frame stamp and die-cut out are from My Creative Time
and I used an Action Wobble for my moving flower.
My sentiment is from CardzTv stamp set Mini Messages.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge....

Hello! Is the weather getting nicer where you live? I think it is supposed to be fairly nice here this weekend.

Challenge: Sparkle and Shine

This week we have two sponsors:

I have used MY LADYBUG from Sasayki Glitter Digital Stamps for my framed baby gift.
I added Wink of Stella to several areas on the image for my sparkle/shine.

I made this for a gal at work who has now just had her baby. She had said her baby's room was going to be purple and gray and maybe some white, thus the color scheme. I even found a cute little stuffed Lamb to go with it!

I hope you will stop by and check out our challenge-and then feel compelled to make something up for it to enter!
Saturday Paper A La Mode is over on The OUTLAWZ site....if you haven't joined yet, let me know and I can send you an invite! You will find lots of challenges and inspiration there!!

Hope you'll stop by again real soon!
P.S. I have a few pics of my craft room HERE if you care to take a peek.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A quick craft room tour....

Hello! This week for THE CUTTING CAFE, Regina thought it would be fun to share some pics of our craft rooms! I can't wait to check everyone's out! You can find them on THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG on April 21rst!
So, here are a few pics of my new craft room-it is not as big as my last one, but that is ok. We made the old craft room into a super sweet double room for my youngest giving up the space was totally fine with me!
I wanted to go with a soft color of blue-and I love the color I picked.  I also wanted hardwood floors, so no more carpet!! I went with a whitish wood floor, and again, I love it-so glad I didn't go with a darker one as it would have made my room look even smaller! My hubby did a great job!!

And I have to say that I also love the chair I picked out for my birthday for my room, isn't it pretty?!! I has some light colors too, and is a paisley print. My grand daughters name is Paisley, so of course I like it even more!

Hope you will stop by and check out the DT's craft rooms, and don't forget that THE CUTTING CAFE has a sister store now also, where you can find all sorts of crafty goodness and personalized stamps too-at THE CUTTING CAFE SHOP.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday Paper A La Mode...

Hi folks!
This week at Saturday Paper A La Mode our challenge is "ANIMALs".
Our sponsor is: SWEET 'n SASSY.
I have used this cute as a button digi image...

Don't you just love those little dotted rain boots and umbrella,and that cute bunny!!
I hope you will join our challenge!

Friday, April 7, 2017


HI again....
I know, so soon!
This week for the CARDZTV CHALLENGE,
 I have used SKETCH THREE-along with the theme of "Mothers Day".
I also used one of the CARDZTV newest stamp sets called: MINI MESSAGES.

I am really loving this new stamp set!!
Here is the card I made for the Challenge...

I cut out the flower on my cricut.
Hope you will join our challenge!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Cutting Cafe

 I feel like it has been forever since I posted to my blog!
This week over at THE CUTTING CAFE we were able to pick whichever file we wanted to work with....I chose to use
There are so many options on this file!!

The Chickie with umbrella and Ladybug are both from the file.
I cut out the puddle and grass on my cricut.
The frame is a stamp and die set from My creative Times "Curly Frame".
The sentiment is from the Cardz TV stamp set called "Spring Fling".

HOpe you will check out what all the DT made up for you on THE CUTTING CAFE's BLOG on April 7th.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday Paper A La Mode

This week the challenge over at Saturday Paper A La Mode is to use Embossing.
Our sponsors this week are

I have used HORSE LOVERS Digital stamp from Toadstool Printables....
I LOVE horses, even though I am very allergic!

I embossed the sentiment, and will need to keep up using this technique, as I do not use it often enough!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 24, 2017

CardZTV Challenge....

Hello all, it is time again for a new challenge over at CardzTV.
This one is to make an EASTER card using any of Mary's Sketches (found HERE).
I used sketch 3 for my card today, and papers from Echo Parks Spring 6x6 paper pad.
My sentiment is from a CARDZTV stamp set called: Count Your Blessings.

I hope you can stop by, and then join in the challenge!!
Hope you have a great week!

Monday, March 20, 2017

It's time again....

Time for a new Project Inspiration over at 
I have used 

The sentiment comes with the file as well!!
I hope you will stop by THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG  too, and check out what the other dt whipped up for you!
Also, THE CUTTING CAFE SHOP (sister site to THE CUTTING CAFE) has new product, and you won't want to miss out!!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday Paper A La Mode

I hope you all are having a great weekend so far!
I wanted to share the new challenge over at SATURDAY PAPER A LA MODE with you!
This week it is:
 TEAR IT UP and our sponsor is:

I have used MARRIED COUPLE KISSING for my card today.

I hope you will join in our challenge!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cardztv Challenge

We have a new challenge on over at CARDZTV...this week is to use your choice of Mary's sketches, and make it a Spring Card!
I used Sketch 18 and Mary's Stamp Set "FAVORITE PHRASES".
You can find Mary's fabulous sketches HERE.

Well, hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Cutting Cafe

Hello everyone!
This week over at THE CUTTING CAFE we are making Jar projects...I have used
 FUN WITH JARS to make my fun little Gumball machine card.

I hope you will stop by THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG to see what the rest of the DT made up for you as well!! (they are awesome....I had a sneek peek!)
Don't forget if you comment on the post over at THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG, you may just win your choice of three files!!
Also, don't forget that THE CUTTING CAFE has a sister store called THE CUTTING CAFE SHOP were you can find lots and lots of gorgeous crafting items and clear can even  order a custom stamp to be made up with something personal you want on it!! 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday Paper A La Mode....

New Challenge over at Saturday Paper A La Mode.....Anything Goes......

Our Sponsors this week are THE CUTTING CAFE  and  Fred She Said Digital Stamps.

I have used PURSE SHAPED CARD AND TREAT BOX SET from THE CUTTING CAFE,to make this adorable little purse to put a small baby gift in!

How fun is that? EXTREMELY!!!

Hope you can join us!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday Paper A La Mode...

The Challenge this week is The Great OUTDOORS....and is sponsored by:

I, of course, just LOVE this digi stamp!!!
Thank You so much to our sponsors for letting us use their AWESOME works of art!
I know I am going to have to stop by STAR STAMPZ and pick this one up for myself!!
Hope you can stop over to
and join in our challenge!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge

This weeks challenge over at Saturday Paper A La Mode is to make a humorous card.
Our sponsor is: Dr. Digi House of Stamps.
The image I have used for my card today is: Phyllis the Festive Fairy....

Here is the front of my card

and here is the inside

heehee....I think she is adorable!

I hope you are all feeling well, they actually had so many kids missing from my daughters school this last week, that they closed the school to disinfect and so that everyone had three days to stay home and get well!! (of course we all have been feeling icky the last couple days too-but hope to get better real soon!)

Happy Saturday!!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sketch Challenge with CARDZTV

It's a new Sketch Challenge over at CardzTV this week.....this weeks challenge is to use any one of Mary's sketches and make a Valentine Card.

I have used CARDZTV stamp set: "Encouraging Thoughts". I also have used Mary's Sketch #17.

Hope you can join us!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday Paper A La Mode...

Good evening everyone! I am so sorry to be just getting this up-but my internet has been acting up and I could not get on-after going and buying a new router ($100)-we finally figured out that the problem was not the router, but that the wireless printer was the fault!
Well, now both are up and running again--I have a huge headache--but they are running!

So, over at the OUTLAWZ there is a new challenge going on at Saturday Paper A La Mode...I made two cards for this challenge which is: ANYTHING GOES. Our sponsors this week are:

and  Cute Bug In Flower, both from Angies Digital Stamps.

Hope you get a chance to join us!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Hello! New Sketch Challenge at CARDZTV....

I am excited to share that I have a new job-working at a Head Start in a nearby town!
I think I really will enjoy this new job, and love working with the children.

This week over at Cardz TV we are using any one of Mary's sketches, but it must be a Birthday Card.

I have used two of Mary's sketches....Sketch 3 and Sketch 15
On both cards I have used CardzTV Stamp Set "Good Times".

Sketch Three

Sketch 15

Stamp Set "Good Times"

I hope you get the chance to join in our challenge this week, and be sure to check out what the rest of the DT made for your inspiration at

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Cutting Cafe

This week at THE CUTTING CAFE Blog we are showcasing Valentine projects....

I have used the file: Conversation HeartsWindow Card from:

Hope you will check out what the rest of the DT is showcasing later this afternoon, on 

Saturday Paper A La Mode

Good Morning!
I hope you all are ready to have a great weekend! I have a busy one!
There is a new challenge over at SATURDAY PAPER A LA MODE.....Shaped Cards!
Our sponsor this week is: SHEEPSKI DESIGNS- the image I used today was FUZZY.
I hope you are able to find some crafty time and join us!