Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fog is in the air

Hello.  I swear I'm walking around in a fog.  My brain can't retain anything anymore.  Lot's more to think about going on around here.

Anyway, I've stopped by to share my creation for the Creative Knockouts challenge this week.  This week the challenge is snowflakes.  Show us your snowflakes.  I have used a beautiful image from the sponsor, Sweet N Sassy Stamps.  It's called Chickadee & Berries.

I hope you will join us this week. Take care.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fashion Restructure

Hello all.  I realized I haven't shared any of my sewing project in a while.  My daughter and I have gotten into refashioning clothes from Goodwill.  We saw so many mens shirt refashions on Pinterest so we have been trying a few.

I forgot to take the before pictures but here's a the finished result.  I took one man's dress shirt and a t-shirt to make the top.

My daughter couldn't wait to get into the finished outfit.  LOL!

Take care.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas is coming

Hello all.  Sorry I've been gone for so long.  It's really rough around here. I have been busy trying to put some things together for my daughter's upcoming birthday, Christmas and still looking for a job. So my days are pretty packed with activity, just not a lot of crafting.

I came to share today a card I did get to make.  I used an image from Deedee's Digis. I guess this is the start of my Christmas cards for the year.

The sentiment is from TLC Creations.

Well, I hope to be back soon, but no promises.  Take care.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Let's Get Punchy

Good morning, it's challenge time at Creative Knockouts. This week our challenge is Get Punchy!  So let's dust off those pinches and get busy! Our sponsor this week is the super fun Dr Digis!  They have kindly donated 2 digis to one lucky participant. 

I worked with a super fun image from Dr Digi called I'm Dreaming of a Wide Christmas .This digi was really fun to color up and my snowflake punch was perfect for this week's challenge.

Hop over to the blog and take a look at all the wonderful creations the DT made and then link up for your chance to win.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Crafting By Designs - Anything goes
Divas by Design - use a digi
Inky Impressions - Dies and Punches
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Holidays & Celebrations

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bugaboo Tutorial - Z Fold with a Twist

Good Morning.  It's tutorial time at Bugaboo Stamps and it's my turn to host.  I'm excited because I have finally sat down and created the tutorial for the Z-Fold with a twist card that I made so long ago.  

I used the super adorable Sewing Bears - Thread on the front of my card.  I know, I looks like a regular Z-fold card, but there is a surprise twist there for you - keep looking.

See the twist?  Isn't that cool?!!  I thought so.  If you're like me there is never enough writing space on cards so here is a way to add some added space or you could create a pocket back here and include a gift card or cash.  See?!!

So here's what you need to do to create the card.

1 - Start with an 8 x 11 piece of card-stock. 

2 - Score on the 8 inch side at 4 inches.  

3 - On the 11 inch side score at 2.75 & 5.5

4 - Cut off the two right smaller pieces.

5 - Now fold on your score lines and decorate.

I'm visual so here's a couple of photos to illustrate what I am talking about.

These photos represent the steps 1 thru 4.  (I added pencil lines so you could see the score marks, you don't need to mark anything when you make yours.)

These photos represent how you will fold everything.

I hope this helps and you'll give it a try.  I would love to see what you do with this, so please add your link to the comments section.  I want to see!!!!

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Creative Card Crew - Teddy Bears
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs -Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door -Anything Goes 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gardening Nut

OMG - I am so late with this one.  I made a card for Nut day, which was last week.  Yeah, I'm late.  But I wanted to share anyway because I love how this little card came out.  I found another use for some of the punches and dies I have in my stash and that is always a good thing.

The image is from Bugaboo Stamps, Gardening Nut.  She is adorable.

Check out the Bugaboo Store, there's some really cute digis there.

Challenges entered:
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door - Alway's Anything Goes
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Creative Knockouts - Twine/Ribbon

I have really lost my mind last week.  I forgot to post my card for the new Creative Knockouts challenge.  We were sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and the challenge is to include twine/ribbon on your project.

Please join us and link up your creations for a chance to win.

Take care.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bingo at Bugaboo!

Good morning, it's time for the BINGO challenge at Bugaboo Stamps.

This week I have created with stella peeker - darth vader .  She is hilarious and you can check her out in the Bugaboo Store.

I followed the first BINGO row; 2 DP, Bling and a punch.  I hope you will join us this week over at Catch the Bug.  There's some great inspiration over there for you to see.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
CMC - Aything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Dies or Punches
A Creative Need - Red and Brown
Creative Corner - Let's Go Crazy
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Anything But a Card Monday

Hello Friends.  It's Monday!!!

I have a little project to share today.  I was sitting around playing with different templates and made this little Halloween Treat Box.  The image I used is from Bugaboo Stamps and it's called AKV Halloween - candy corn girl.  

Isn't she sweet?  You can check out other Halloween digis and Bugaboo Stamps.

Take care.

Challenges entered:

All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes

C is for Challenge - Halloween
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - Halloween

Creative Creations Challenge Blog - Halloween
Incy Wincy Designs - Halloween
Lexi's Creations - Halloween
My Craft Spot - 3D Halloween
Parade Your Crafts - Halloween
The Crazy Challenge - Halloween

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Back to School

Ok.  The kids have been back to school for quite a while, but I still had some school digis all printed and colored.

For this card I have used School Bears by Whimsie Doodles

Time for me to hit the kitchen and make dinner.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Whimsie Doodles - Back to School

Through The Craft Room Door - Alway's Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges - Ribbon/String/Twine

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Creative Knockouts - Happy Fall

Good Morning!  It's a clear crisp Fall day in FL today.  I love Fall weather so this has been perfect.  

Today is a new challenge at Creative Knockouts!  We are celebrating Fall and our sponsor this week Doodle Pantry has some of the best Fall images!

This week I had the pleasure of working with Topiary Seasons. I love this set by Doodle Pantry because it has so many options.

I hope you will join us at Creative Knockouts. Hop over to the blog and take a look at all the wonderful projects created by the design team.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Bearly Mine Challenges - Ribbon/String/Twine

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Fall
Through The Craft Room Door - Alway's Anything Goes 

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Humor Me Wednesday! at Bugaboo Stamps

Good Morning, It's Humor me Wednesday! Today I have a lovely card to show you celebrating World Smile Day. Isn't that a wonderful thought that the whole world is smiling today? I used Hat Snail by Bugaboo Stamps to create my card.

The sentiment is from TLC Creations and is perfect for this image.  I hope you have a smile on your face today.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Crafter's Cafe -  Favorite Craft Item (My favorite items are rhinestones and twine)

Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Coffee Can Organizer

Hello.  I've had a very productive day today.  I finally finished up my coffee can organizer.  I got the idea after seeing a pattern for sale on Pinterest.  I swear I lose a lot of time on Pinterest, I'm hooked!

Anyway, I didn't buy the pattern but decided to give it a try myself and I'm pleased with how it turned out.  My next one will look more tailored but for my first one...I'm pleased.

If you'd like to take a look at the pattern, it's by Flower Girl Design.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
All Crafts ChallengeAnything but a Card

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hello - Still here, busy sewing

Hello!  I'm still around.  I'm trying to get back into the swing of things once again.  I've been busy sewing.  There are so many things I want to make and do and just no time for everything.  So I've come to day to show off a project I completed for my daughter.

I made her top.  It's  peasant blouse without the elastic in the arms.  She didn't want the elastic.

I followed a couple tutorials to make the blouse.  These tutorials are for kids but the How to steps are the same for adults. (Adult Peasant Blouse)

Take care.


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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Photo Inspiration at Bugaboo Stamps

Good Morning.  It's challenge time at Bugaboo Stamps.  This week we have a photo inspiration challenge for you.  Use the below photo to inspire your project.

 For my project I used Color My World Bear.

Hop over to the challenge blog and see all the DT projects and then link up for your chance to win.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - September Bear Hunt
Send a Smile for Kids - Anything Goes for Kids

Speedy and Friends - Back to School
Card Makin' Mamas -  For The Kids

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Your Favorite Things Challenge

Good Morning. It's challenge time at Creative Knockouts. This week we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and we challenge you to create a project that incorporates your favorite things.

This week I used Scarecrow & Bird by Robyn's Fetish and I included my favorite things (Buttons, Twine and Rhinestones)

I hope you will join us this week and include your favorite things. Head over to the blog and see the wonderful designs the DT made.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
4 Crafty Chicks -  Bingo (Button Sentiment, Die Cut)

A.R.T. Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment for a child

Crafty Little Fairies - Autumn Colors
Delightful Challenges - Happy Fall Ya'll

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bingo at Bugaboo Stamps

Good Morning, it's BINGO time at Catch the Bug!  I love Bingo challenges.  They feel like anything goes.  

This week I used Kid Pocket Topper - Girl with Ponytail to create this cute pocket card.

For my prject I used Twine, sentiment and Buttons.

Let's see what you can come up with.  You could win some wonderful digis from Bugaboo Stamps.  Head over to the challenge blog to see all the details.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Card Makin' Mamas - For The Kids
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Cute Kid

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Happy Campers - Show us your flowers 

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Humor Me Wednesday! at Bugaboo Stamps

It's HUMP day!!  And that means it's Humor Me Wednesday at Bugaboo Stamps.  This week I made a project in honor of National Women's Friendship Day.  So this little pretty is for all my girlfriends.  Let's have a glass of wine together.

I made a wine bottle tag using the Bugaboo image  Frame it - Scarlette - wine.

Isn't this adorable.  I want to keep it for myself.  LOL!

Anyway, have a great day and Happy Friendship Day!

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Crafter's Cafe - Flowers

Crafting for all Seasons - Humorous
Divas by Design -  Anything goes

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Monday, September 16, 2013


Hello, it's time for my Hambo Hoedown project this week.  I am really pushing it this week and I am not happy with the results.  This week we had to dust off all those fancy scissors we have in our stash.  You know the ones you just had to have..... First I had to find mine.  I think I actually gave them to my daughter, so we spent days hunting for them.  When we found them, we really had to "dust" them off - literally.  And then I had to figure out how to use them again.  So now you know why I am not happy with the results.  This was a real challenge for me.

Anyway, this week I used the image "Camera Guy".

My inside photo skills are horrible as well.  I really need to finish my DYI light box.  That would help a lot.

Anyway, I am off.  I have to prepare for a meeting in the morning.

Take care.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Recipe Challenge at Creative Knockouts

Good Morning.    I haven't shared the news yet about Dutch Dare Card Challenges.  We have been rebranded and have a new blog!  Dutch Dare Card Challenges has been moved to our new blog and now it's called

We have a new challenge beginning today. Our challenge for you this week is a Recipe...the ingredients that are required on your creation are as follows:

1 Image
1 sentiment
2 pattern papers
3 embellies

This week's sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs and we had the chance to work with some wonderful digis.

I used Charlotte Sassy to create my card.

I hope you will join us this week.  Head over to the new blog and see all the lovely projects the team has made.

Take care.

Challenges entered:

4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Penny's Paper-Crafty -  Anything Goes

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