Saturday, April 5, 2014


Hi, and thanks for stopping by!

Don't you love this time of year (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere that is).  Spring!  The sunlight has a certain quality to it, the birds are chirping, the trees and flowers are starting to bloom, and babies abound.

This week's challenge over at The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode is to make a project that features an animal or animals.  I chose to make a card with this cute digi from A Day for Daisies - these little ducklings are just too cute!  I colored them with Copic markers and added a bunch of pretty flowers and buttons and ribbon - it reminds me of an Easter hat we would have worn back in the day.  I don't think people really wear Easter hats too much anymore.

Thanks for stopping by to visit!  I hope your day is as lovely as mine looks outside this morning, and that it is full of blessings!

Big hugs!

Friday, March 21, 2014


Hi, and thanks so much for stopping by!

My project this week was to make a project that uses something beginning with the first letter of my first name, "T".  I don't know if it was my limited imagination or just limited items, but for some reason all I could think of for "T" was twine and thread.  I wanted to make something "different", meaning other than a card, so I decided to use these little canvas bags that I've had for a long time to make something to hold Easter treats.  Mind you, they turned out to be less Easter and more Spring, but that's usually what happens when I create anyway - what I intended to make is not what I end up with.

I dug into my considerable stamp collection, which unfortunately I rarely use, and came up with a butterfly and some different lettering stamps and some border stamps.  I stamped each bag, then used my Copic markers to color the stamped designs.  I then sewed on some flowers and beads with THREAD.  I took out the drawstrings that were originally in the bags (they were too thick and ugly), and replaced them with TWINE and ribbon drawstrings, adding beads at the ends of the twine.

Here are some closeup images of the individual bags:

I hope you take the time to visit us this week over at The Outlawz and play along with our Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge.  Or just stop in and say hello and see what projects the Design Team and our members have shared this week.

Thanks for stopping by to visit!  Blessings and big hugs to you!

Friday, March 7, 2014


Hello, and thanks for stopping by to visit!

This week I was inspired by a gorgeous photo I saw online of a wisteria garden.  Our challenge for the Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge over at The Outlawz this week is to make something "Off the Wall", using things we would not normally use.  Here's why mine is "Off the Wall" to me:  1)  I have never used this sort of pointillism technique to make anything other than the background shadowing with my Copics, but the little petals of the wisteria vines reminded me of little dots, 2) I never make a card this "CAS", 3) I have had the die that I used for the border for over two years, but this is the first time I've even taken it out of the wrapper, and 4) I used a stamp for my sentiment, which I almost never do.  Hope you like what I made.

Please excuse the poor lighting quality.  I normally take my photos outside, but today we had the wind and rain storm of the year so far, so no going outside.  I had to do this indoors, so not really as nice as I would like, but hopefully you can see where I was going with this.

Thanks again for visiting, and I hope you day is full of blessings!

Friday, February 28, 2014


Hi, and glad you stopped by!

My best friend (CG) and I have been best friends for almost 30 years.  We met in the Army, and despite living in different places around the world, the miles did not keep us apart, and still don't.

I made this card to honor her this week for our Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge over at The Outlawz.  Our sponsor this week is Kaboodle Bug Designs, and this Lucky Charm digi is one of theirs.  I colored it with Copics.  I was trying to work on getting my shadowing a bit better, and I think I did one of the best jobs I've ever done with Copics.  I think CG will really like this!

Thanks again for stopping by to visit me.  Hugs and blessings to you!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Flowers and Scrapbook Stamp Society

Hi, and thanks for stopping by to visit!

This week's project for The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge is to make something with flowers.  The challenge is being sponsored by Scrapbook Stamp Society, so I made a card using this CUTE little girl digi who looks like she's sprouting from a flower.  Isn't she just darling?  Love those big eyes!  She is one of the "Besties" designs.  I have to admit I prefer coloring animals and flowers normally, but these Besties are just too sweet.  I actually did two this week, but I'm saving the other one for another post.

I colored her with Copics, and made a pretty dotted background, but the pale colors, which looks really pretty in person, are rather understated in photographs. I also blinged up her wings with a bit of Stickles - love me some Stickles!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and please visit our sponsor, Scrapbook Stamp Society, and pick up some Besties for yourself!  And be sure to stop by The Outlawz and visit our challenges!

Hugs and blessings to you!

Friday, February 14, 2014


Hi, and thanks for stopping by to visit!

Our challenge this week over at The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge is ANYTHING GOES.  Normally for those challenges I try to make something other than a card, but this week the sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps, so I decided to make a card with this cute little rockstar digi, because he is just so stinkin' cute!  I colored him with Copics.

I plan to send this card to Colin, the little boy who told his mom he didn't want to have a birthday party because he doesn't have any friends.  His mom started a Facebook page that already has over a million members, and she has been getting loads of cards and presents for him in the mail.  His birthday is in a couple of weeks, March 9th I believe, but this is supposed to be a surprise for him.  He doesn't know anything about it yet, so hopefully she can keep it a secret even with the media attention they have been getting.  If you have time, please stop by his Facebook page, Happy Birthday Colin (I think that's the name), and "like" the page, and send him a card if you can.

I hope your week is full of love and showers of blessings!

Big hugs!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Hi, and thanks for stopping by!

This week's Twisted Thursday challenge over at The Outlawz is to make a project using a flower.  I made this card with this beautiful flower background paper, and then just added stuff to it until I was happy - I guess that's how I make most of my projects.  I usually have an idea in my head, but I rarely finish up with anything resembling what I had imagined.  Sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes not so much.  But I like this card - I think it turned out pretty!

Thanks so very much for stopping by!  I always appreciate having visitors!  Big hugs and showers of blessings to you!