Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New "FAVORITES" challenge over at Fresh Brewed Designs....

Hi all!! Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas - and got to spend lots of family time! I did!! I would like to say that I hope you all have a very Happy New Year tomorrow as well!! (and that it lasts ALL YEAR long!)
Today I would like to share a card I have made for Fresh Brewed Designs new monthly challenge: easy is that?!!
I pulled a couple of papers out the other day, and have been looking at these two together ever since, so decided that I loved the look of the two together-so I am using them for this card! I have also used a digi image from Fresh Brewed Designs for my card-this beautiful gal is called: Daffodil.
I also used a rubber sentiment stamp from Fresh Brewed-called Sweet Day-and it looks like there are still a couple available, so head on over to Fresh Brewed, and get one while you can!

Hope you get some extra time to join us!!
Thanks for stopping by-I always LOVE to read your comments!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to all....and to all a Good Night!!

I hope all you folks out here in bloggy land, have a wonderful Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Healthy New Year!
See you soon!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wanna try making your own Gift Bows?

Only a few more days to get things done....
This week over on The Cutting Cafe we are sharing Gift Bows!! It is really fun to make your own, to match....I have used the Gift Bow file from THE CUTTING CAFE for my pretty package.

I hope you will stop by and see all the Wonderful DT projects and their Bows, tomorrow...
(on Dec. 21) HERE.
If I don't get back before then.....Merry Christmas everyone!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

new challenge over at The Stamping Boutique

Hi all--are you ready for Christmas yet? We are ALMOST ready....but not totally.
Well, I wanted to share the new challenge over at The Stamping Boutique Blog with you today....(sorry it is so late)....
I have used Audrey the Bride, available at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE STORE.

Isn't she pretty all dolled up?!!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cardz TV "It's in the bag" challenge....

Hi all! Ready for a new challenge over at CARDZ TV?  Great,  I would like to share with you today the hand made Christmas bag I have made.

   Here is my bag..

and here is a side view...

I used Cardz TV Stamp set: "Christmas Critter Captions" for my sentiment.

For my project, I have used the small bag from 
I didn't use the topper, but made my own, as I wanted to use this cute little Owl and branch from Cricut Design Space. I used my Explore to cut out my project. The cute little felt heart is from
  Fresh Brewed Designs, but I dont think they are selling them any longer.

Thanks so much for stopping by-hope you will get time to enter!!
Make sure you stop by and check out  (HERE)  what the rest of the DT made as well, I know they are awesome!!
Have a great weekend!
P.s. I have no idea why or how the word verification got on my blog....and I can not figure out how to make it go away..however, I hear that if you just just skip over it, and click on should just by-pass it...hope it works!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

New Squigglefly challenge....Use a die cut or Emboss

Hello there peeps!
There is a new challenge over on the 
This week the challenge is to either use a Die Cut or to Emboss on your card/project.
The Squigglefly image I have used for this card is:

I hope you get the time to checkout all the rest of the DT projects, and enter our challenge too!!
Have a great week!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas shaped cards at THE CUTTING CAFE

Hi all!! Wow-sorry I am posting so late today...tis the season of running, trying to get everything done, bought, ordered, decorated......
This week at THE CUTTING CAFE we have been making 
Christmas Shaped Shaker Cards...I have made a Mitten Shaped Shaker Card.

I hope you will take the time to check out what the rest of the DT has made up for you....
on THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG, later today.

Friday, December 5, 2014


Is everyone as busy as I seem to have been for the last month? YIKES!! It seems like time is on warp speed or something lately!! Anyhow, have you checked out the new challenge over on the
This whole month the theme is CHRISTMAS-ANYTHING GOES....
so here is the card I have made up.

I think this would be perfect to slip a Coffee GC card into!!
Have a great weekend!

New Challenge over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE....

The new challenge this week over at
is to make a HAPPY NEW YEARS CARD/Project....I have used 
for my card today. Isn't he so cute looking out of the ornament?!!

Head on over to the  TSB Blog to check out who the winner was from last week, and see the inspiration the DT gals have made for you this week!!

Friday, November 28, 2014


Hi all....I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving! We didn't do too much, as we had just gotten back home from Alabama visiting my Grandma. It was sure a blessing to be able to visit and spend some time with her!!
For CARDZTV this week, the challenge is to make three small tags....

I used this cute little puppy (Create a critter cart) and santa hat (Pooh and Friends cart) cut out with my Explore. My sentiment is from CARDZTV and is perfect-it is from 
"Christmas Critter Captions" 
stamp set.

Hope you will all stop by the CARDZTV BLOG and check out Mary's awesome videos, and our challenge....the DT have made lots of tags to get you inspired!!
Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge....Use DEAR....or a Deer

Hiya!! I wanted to share with you the new challenge over on the

The new challenge is to use DEAR.....or DEER....your choice, or you could use Both if you are so inclined!! Here is the card I have made for the challenge:
 (can you tell that I am already over Winter?)

I have used Squigglfly image: Fence by artist Angela Charles.

Hop on over to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog to join in the fun, and to check out what the awesome DT has made up for you!

Friday, November 21, 2014

New challenge over at The Stamping Boutique...

The new challenge over at The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog this week is: Make a Christmas Card using Non-Traditional Christmas Colors.

I have used The Stamping Boutique image: Love chicks.
I hope you will check out the DT inspiration, and join in our challenge!!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving with THE CUTTING CAFE

HI all!! Well, hope the weather is being nice to you, the kids here in East Jordan, Michigan (as well as a bunch of other towns in our area)  had their first snow day already-unbelievable!! This weather is just crazy any more!!
Well, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we were asked to use a Thanksgiving file this week for our I have used THE CUTTING CAFE's  set: 

Make sure to check out all the inspiration by the DT on 11/21/14 over on

On a side note, I have been having a ton of fun with other files from THE CUTTING CAFE!! I participated in a "Night Of Shopping" get together, and had made up several items to sell...I think they turned out so cute, so I thought I'd share a few photos with you.....

I added a small kit of emergency sewing supplies to them--so cute!!

These are all perfect for Teacher gifts, or a little something to leave the mail carrier--or even for a Secret Santa gift! I sure had fun with them!!
Have a great day!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Gift card Holders with CardzTV

Are you all getting yucky weather too? I am so not ready for winter driving!! Each year I like winter driving less and less!!
Well, enough about the weather-can't change it, so guess I may as well stop complaining about it, huh?!  So, I know I have already said this before, but I LOVE my Explore---and Design Space--what a great combo. I made this gift card holder on my Explore, and therefore I am not even sure which carts these items are off of....I will try to watch that closer the next time!

Here is the gift card attached to the pull out.

I can tell you that for my sentiment I used CARDZTV stamp set "More Critter Captions", which you can find HERE. Isn't that such a fun stamp set!!

Don't forget to go on over to the CARDZTV blog to see all the DT's awesome creations!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, November 10, 2014

New Squigglefly Challenge...

The new challenge over on the Squigglefly Challenge Blog today is to make a Christmas Card-and as a bonus - use non traditional colors.
I forgot to do mine in different colors--so pretty traditional here....check out the rest of the DT there are a few non-traditional cards!
For my card, I have used Squigglefly image: Which List Snowman by artist Cheryl Alger Grant.

Isn't he adorable?!!! I love the vintage look paper, too!
Hope you can join us....have a great Monday!

Friday, November 7, 2014

New challenge over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE....

Hi all! I have a new challenge to share with you today, over at 
 Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezey!! Here is the card I have made today for the challenge inspiration. I have used THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE image ROSE.

Hope you get the chance to check it out and play along--go HERE!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

New Fresh Brewed Designs challenge....

Today is a new challenge over at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS.....Use fall colors is the theme, how easy is that? Here is the card I have made. I have used FBD image: Peppermint Mug....I know-for fall colors? Well, yep-cuz I made the colors Candy Corn colors instead! ; )

I also used a FRESH BREWED DESIGNS red rubber stamp for the sentiment...
I hope you will enter our challenge!!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Houses....with THE CUTTING CAFE...

Hello! The inspiration this week over on THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG is HOUSES, so today I want to share a house card I made, I have used: HOUSE SHAPED HOUSE AND ENVELOPE Template set from THE CUTTING CAFE. I have also used the sentiment from a file from THE CUTTING CAFE, called: WELCOME HOME-Printable set.

I added the little piece of fence using my Martha Steward Punch and made a couple of window boxes and added some Ivy to them. I cut out the house and Ivy using my explore. Make sure to stop by THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG on the 7th for ALL the DT always have the chance to win 3 files when you comment there!!
Hope you all have a great day!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Fresh Brewed Fall Digi Release....

Hi everyone!! Well, we hope you enjoyed spending last week with us for our 5 days of Christmas..(stop over to the  FRESH BREWED DESIGNS STORE to check all the new image out)..I know I for one, was super excited about all the new Christmas images!! But guess what? We now have EVEN MORE images to share with you--these ones are fall lets get right to it!
(I don't know about what kind of weather you all are having, but we had SNOW the other day!) 

I just love this little image on the card I have made: I have used the adorable little CANDY CORN GIRL....isn't she just the cutest little thing?!! I just love her dress and stockings!

I hope you get the chance to stop on over to the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS BLOG to check out the rest of the awesome images in this release today!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Cardz Tv Place cards

Hello everyone!! Is everyone having a great week? Mine is once again, going by way too fast-I just don't have time to get everything I want to get done accomplished!
Well, today over at CARDZTV we are showcasing Place Cards for Thanksgiving.
Here is mine:

(sorry the picture is so bad-having a rough time with dreary out this week!)

I have used the CARDZTV stamp set "MANY THANKS".

I have also used a set from THE CUTTING CAFE called: Thanksgiving Day-Printable set 
for that cute little Turkey.
I cut the Place Card with my Explore-even got some help from the ladies over at the
 Cricut Design Space Facebook page on how to add the score line, on part of it! Everyone there is  so friendly and helpful ...if you have an Explore-you'll want to join the group for sure!

Well, hope you get the opportunity to stop on over to the CARDZTV Blog to check out what all the talented DT sisters have made for their Place Cards, and get out your crafitng goodies and join in our challenge to make your own Place Card!
Bye for now!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

5 Days Of Christmas with Fresh Brewed Designs...

Welcome to the 5 Days Of Christmas Digi Release!!
Check them all out over at Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog.
I have used the image: BUNDLED UP ....isn't he so sweet and adorable?!!!
This image is now available over at the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS STORE.
I am loving checking out the blog every day this week....and finding all the new images!! It feels like Christmas-for sure!!

Here are some of the details....
Stop by the SHOP and check out the new digis and
be sure to come back EVERY DAY THIS WEEK
a FREE Digi from the release! 
*one winner will be chosen from all the comments collected from the 5 blog posts 
on the Freshly Brewed Challenges blog this week
The more you comment, the better your chances of winning!

Place an order this week! One lucky customer will win a $10 digi gc to the shop!

*all winners will be announced on the challenge blog Saturday

Don't forget also,that we have our regular scheduled Digi Release soon too!
Have a great day!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Squigglelfy Challenge....Use a Frame

Hi all...Today is the start of a new challenge over on the SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE BLOG, and I have the cutest image to share with you today! This image is available over at the SQUIGGLEFLY store...and this image is called BABY COWGIRL by artist Fawn Palmer.

This fantastic sentiment comes with the image too!!! I have the perfect little girl to send this too!!

We would also like to let you know that there is a new artist over at Squigglefly....welcome Sal Scheibe! Look for hers and lots of other new images coming in November!
We hope you get the chance to enter our challenge....
Have a great day, and make sure to stop by and see what the other awesome DT members have done up for you to get you inspired!

Friday, October 24, 2014

New challenge over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE...

Hi all! Hope you all have been having a great week! I can't believe how fast it went by!!
Well, there is a new challenge over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE....this week the challenge is:
Here is the card I have made...this fun image is called: Train Tracks
go on over to THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE to find this and lots more images!!

Well, have a great weekend! We hope to see you enter our challenge....and check out the rest of the DT inspiration HERE!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Cutting Cafe Inspiration

Hi all, I wanted to pop in and share a shaker card I made with you. I have used a file from The Cutting Cafe called Fall and Halloween Shaker Cards. I cut this little ghostie out with my Explore, at a smaller size so I could use him on top of a card.

I used lots of rhinestones on this card...hope you can tell that I spelled out BOO with them? And that little ghostie can lift up as for an extra sentiment in there too. Hope you get the chance to go on over to The Cutting Cafe Blog...tomorrow to check out more inspiration!
And then on Wednsday dont forget to check out Reginas Watch Me Work Wednesday.

Friday, October 17, 2014

3D with CARDZTV....

Hi all!
Today I am sharing a card that I have made using the instructions that Mary from CardzTV shared on her blog to make a box card.....(tutorial HERE).
I have used CardzTv Stamp set " Frankly Frightful" for my sentiment.

The cute little images  (Pumpkin, Owls, Spider, Witch hat And cute ghostie) are from the set Halloween All Around from The Cutting Cafe.
Dont forget to stop on over to CardzTV to see all the 3D projects today!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Another "Dress Up kid" card...and News....

Hi all! I am so excited to share this with you today, isn't this "Dress Up Kid" from FRESH BREWED DESIGNS just perfect for me?!!
This little "Bumble Bee Girl" is so sad that she lost the fuzzy off her antenna!! But that makes her even cuter!! I have added a couple freckles for her, as when i was coloring a couple of the other "Dress Up Kids" that I had printed off, ( HERE for the "Strawberry Girl"  and HERE for the adorable "Little Clown") my copic dropped a tiny dot of green right on her precious little face-so I had to cover it up....could you tell before I mentioned it?

I also wanted to let you know that there is a whole week of  CHRISTMAS coming ....hope you can stop in and say HI-I have the cutest little image to share with you!! (I will be sharing my image on Oct. 29th, but there will be fun over at the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS BLOG every day that week!)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FResh Brewed

Hi all, I have a super cute card to share with you today....the image is from FreshBrewed Designs, and is called Strawberry girl.

I would like to enter this into the Pink challenge over at Busy Bee-Double click Connections.

Hope you all have a great day....

Monday, October 13, 2014

New Squigglefly challenge....

Hi all! There is a new challenge over on the Squigglefly Challenge Blog.....just in time for your Halloween cardmaking! The Challenge is to use a Pumpkin in your creation, or you can just use the color Orange, if you prefer! Here is the card I have made, I have used Squigglefly image Winnie The Witch by Jane Beljo.

The cute pumpkin is from The Cutting Cafe, and the sentiment is from CardzTv Stamp set Frankly Frightful....
Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Cutting Cafe and Pumpkins....

Hi all-I have used this file from THE CUTTING CAFE for this cute little pumpkin: 3D Pumpkin Set. I love how easy these files are to use.....and you don't have to have a cutting machine to use them fast and easy!

I hope you get the chance to check out all the rest of the DT's gorgeous pumpkin makes...HERE!
Have a great day!

Monday, October 6, 2014


Hi all! Hope you all had a great weekend, mine was hectic!! Today is the NEW release day for FRESH BREWED DESIGNS
This month the release is: Lets Play DRESS UP- how super fun is that? You can find all 12 of the new DRESS UP KIDS HERE.

I have used Little Clown Dress Up for my card....Isn't he so cute?!!!

I colored him up with my copics. I have also used stamps from My Creative Time for the sentiment and Skittles from Double click Connections.

I would also like to announce that the winner from Spooky Saturday Surprise is:
Vanessa, contact me at rhondazmikly@sbcglobaldotnet and let me know which 
Spooky Saturday image you would like!! Thanks for playing along!

Well, gotta run-get to babysit my Grandson it!
Make sure to check out all the other awesome Dress Up kids over on the
---they are so fantastically fun!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Cardz TV's new 3D Challenge: Candy Wrapper/Holder


Hello everyone! So I added Google Chrome back on my computer....Explore just wouldn't even download a picture on my blog!!! So, I finally feel like I am back up and running!

Today's new challenge over on the CARDZ TV BLOG is to make a 3D Candy Wrapper/Holder.
I have made my cute little Candy Treat Box using a CARDZ TV stamp for my sentiment...

"Picture This"

I just didn't stamp the little airplane along with it... I Love 
how versatile CARDZ TV Stamp sets are!!

I also used Penny Black stamp set- Mimi Halloween for my cute little girl witch on her broom.
The Treat Box is a My Creative Time's Treat Slider Box Die. I colored her up with my copics, and also added a few rhinestones, and added stitching with my white Gelly Roll pen.

Hope you like my little treat box, and don't forget to stop by Mary's blog for the rest of the DT 3D projects.....I have seen them, and you will be glad you stopped by CARDZ TV!!
We can't wait to see your go get crafty!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

New Challenge over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE...

Hello all....I would like to invite you to enter our new challenge over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE!  This week the challenge is to make a card/project using can be real or faux.

I water colored this adorable piggy image, available at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE.....(much better than my first try), I definitely need lots of practice with water coloring. My sentiment is from CARDZ TV from the set "Country at Heart". Hope you can join in!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Updated: New Challenge-TAGS at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

Hello all! Well, I am really late, but wanted to share my little FRESH BREWED tag I made. I just got my computer back and I can not get it to download my just sits there and sits??? I just don't understand!! I decided to just use Explorer....could that be why? Ughhh....Sorry all!!

UPDATE: I had to reinstall it seems to be ok-woot woot!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

New Squigglefly Challenge

Hi all-I hope you all had a most awesome weekend! The weather here was gorgeous-and the trees are turning color and they are beautiful!
Well there is a new challenge over on the SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE BLOG. I am just loving this image by Fawn is called: MOOSE AND A BEAR, and you can find it over at the SQUIGGLEFLY STORE.


Hope you get the chance to stop by the Squigglefly blog and check out all the awesome DT cards!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A cute Card....Explore style...

I just had to tell you all, I am loving my new Explore!! You can now buy single images.....this image one only cost me $1.58 and it is so darn cute!! My oldest daughter had purchased a Sea Turtle necklace for my middle daughter, and she wanted a card to go with I found the perfect image for it!

Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend! The weather here is GORGEOUS, and the trees are turning colors-it is so beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Spooky Saturday Surprise with Fresh Brewed Designs

Hello all!! Wow what a week it has been!! How many of you out there have an Explore, and couldn't wait for the print and cut? I was one of them, and today I went and got colored ink for my printer, so I bet you can figure out what I plan to try out later!! Well, today is the day of our SPOOKY SATURDAY SURPRISE....

a surprise release of some awesome Halloween digis over at
You will want to check out the FRESH BREWED CHALLENGE BLOG to check out a few of the DT projects today using the new digi's!

Here is the card I have made for today's release
Isn't this a spooky fun image?!! I love it!!

How about some blog candy?
****One lucky winner who comments on this blog post will get the choice of one of the new digi images released today!!
Thanks for stopping!