Welcome to my bLoG! Lots of random ramblings will happen here, mostly about crafting. I love stamping, die cuts, playing with copics, embellishments galore, ribbon, buttons, brads....on and on. I'm passionate about greeting cards. When was the last time you opened your mailbox and what was inside made you smile? Humm............
Well, lets play!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


So, just a little bit about some groovy things I've discovered recently that I wanted to share!  I fell in love with this typography banner I picked up at The Porch and Atelier in Buffalo!  Also, I had grabbed this singer sewing machine base at Junk Bonanza this summer.....my grandma had one just like it....anyhoo, I really wasn't sure what to do with it.  I discovered this groovy wall hanging at Second Hand Rose, also in Buffalo, and couldn't pass it up as a topper for my base.  How bout that distressed wood and hardware!?!  Nothin quite like it.  A little break from craftin stuff.........

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cheese Factor

Well, the cheese factor is pretty high on this one!  This week's SPARKS challenge at Paper Smooches is a trend watch pic!

So,I thought,how fun would it be to have a chubby chum take your picture?!?  Say Cheese!  A cow....cheese.....huh!!  LOL!  How bout that fancy lens on his camera?  


Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I am lucky enough to have amazing friends......so blessed.  For this card I used one of my favorite stamps from Stamping Bella, some groovy craft paper, cut out some hearts with my CrICuT, used my fabulous CopiC Markers, glitter pen, and here she is.......  Just a silly post for the morning....now it's time for me to go n git my Christmas DeCorAtinG ONNNNNNN!  Have a great day FrIEndS!

Picture Perfect

Smooches!  This week's Paper Smooches Stamps SPARKS challenge is a picture.......

It's pretty basic, but I LOVE the chevron stripe.   I used one of the free digi stamps available on their blog, and enhanced it with one of my gel glitter pens......Have a great day lovies!


Monday, November 26, 2012

MoViE ChAlleNgE

Pretty In Pink, Isn't She, Pretty In Pink, Isn't She!?! Oh I love 80's Molly Ringwald movies. She's the inspiration for this card.......Pretty In Pink is probably my Fav. This is my submission for the Farm Fresh Friday Fav Movie Challenge from The Greeting Farm!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Kitty smooch

Ahhhhhh, a little turkey time out to play with Paper Smooches Stamps!  This week's challenge is using Cool Shades.....
Everyone knows I'm a dog lover....and cats aren't realllllly my thing, but this sentiment is too stinkin clever to be ignored!  Here's my contribution to this weeks challenge:

It's maybe not PuRrFecT, but I love the color combo and that fat n sassy feline!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Playing along again with the Sparks Challenge over at the always awesome Paper Smooches Stamps! This weeks challenge is a designer sketch to follow.....
This is my CrEaTiOn bwaaahahahahahah :-)  ChUbBy ChUmS owl stamp, some groovy felt ball ribbon, and a new paper pack I picked up at Archivers for a screamin deal of .99!  It's not super high quality paper, but there is a color and pattern choice for each season.  Not cheap paper for my little owly friend tho!!!!  I use a high quality xpress blending cardstock for copics.  Still plugging away on my copics class!  That reminds me,,,,,I have homework!  bye!

Friday, November 9, 2012


Typography is the challenge this week over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!  The first week of the month is always based on a Trend Watch....
And...this month, it is typography...this pic to beeeeee specific:
Cool, HUH?  So, I went to my smoochie stamps and decided on....well, you guessed it, my favorite chick.  I'm sorry!  I love her!  She speaks to me, well not literally.  I mean, chicks can't speak English for pete's sake!  uh-hum, anyhoo, here's my effort for this week's SPARKS challenge!!!!!

oh there she is.....you know, Madonna was in the twin cities this week.  I can't help but think of her in her 'like a virgin' era in with chickie's bow and sparkly gloves and shoes. 
Here's the typography nod.  I found I still had some of this awesome adhesive fabric paper, I think American Craft was the vendor.  It's been a while since I had pulled it out...it took to ink better then I thought it would!  Cool, no?
That's all y'all ;-)  smOOch!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I started to realize a lot of my blog has been about stamping, copics, and things of that nature. I don't want to ignore my Cricut! Poor Baby! I made this little kitty kat kard using said fabulous Cricut die cut machine, and my Nifty Fifties cartridge. She looks a bit crabby, but very well coiffed. LOL! TTFN!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Just started my online copic class with Created from Color this week. These girlies really know their stuff..... Our first bit of homework was to color an image the way we always would. Cool thing......we will color the same image at the end of class to compare and see how we've improved! GrOoVy......no? So, here is my first effort. I am really looking forward to compare her to what I can do at the completion of class! StAy tUnEd!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Clean n Simple

CAS....AKA....Clean and Simple.  A challenge over at TGF, LOL!  Okay this was a genuine challenge for me because I looooove to bling it up.  This challenge encourages white space and few elements...aka bling.  So, I dollied her up with some traditional pearls and called it done.  Okay, there is dry embossing, but it is white paper.  so.......whatcha think?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hey ChiCkiE!

Hey Chickie!!!!!  Oh I love yellow and gray.  My bedroom comforter when I was a teenager was this combo and I LOOOVED it.  SO....when I saw the challenge for Paper Smooches Sparks was this picture....I was tickled :-)  So is it grey or gray?  Humm, well I googled it, and turns out...

"Gray and grey are different spellings of the same word, and both are used throughout the English-speaking world. But gray is more common in American English, while grey is more common in all other main varieties of English. In the U.K., for instance, grey appears about twenty times for every instance of gray. In the U.S. the ratio is reversed."

well, how bout that?
Check out my groovy chickie stamp and the other fun stuff over at Paper Smooches!  Oh yeah, back to the inspiration pic....here it is:
I immediately thought of this hot little chickie. 

hey gurrrrl, I love your false eyelashes....you are stunning!

Monday, October 22, 2012


I spent a few hours at my mom and dads last week looking through old photos, and I completely fell in love. Some were very tiny, so I brought them to Archivers today, and a wonderful woman enlarged them for me. The result makes my heart melt. These are a few pictures I had done today side by side with the original. The frame is one I picked up at junk bonanza because it reminded me of the tin ceilings at my parent's building they owned and had their business in. My grandma Ella, and the others are my dad. What an incredibly well spent $4.00 to print. Priceless.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Beautiful Morning!

Good morning!  Just a quick submission for the Cool Shades challenge over at Paper Smooches Sparks!  I had fun with the colors on this one....a little paper piecing and fussy cutting.  SmOoCh!
Paper Smooches Stamps are some of my favs!  This was actually a freebie available on their blog. 
I love that the color combo is Witchy.....remember that song WiTcHay WomaN?!?!?!  I've had that going through my mind since I saw this....OOOHOOOO witchay woman!  Smooches!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ButToNs n BoWs

Just a quick card this morning that I am submitting for the Buttons and Bows challenge over at The Greeting Farm Farm Fresh Friday.  Here is Cupcake Anya!  Have a great day everyone!!!!!