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!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bee In My BoNnet!

Oh boy, I did it again. I started up my etsy store again. I figure, why not give it a try....there are tons of card stores on etsy......just got a bee in my bonnet to give it a go! Check it out if you want to, not much listed yet, and any input is helpful! Have a great day!

Monday, September 24, 2012

No pInK!

I challenged myself for the Bloggabella Bling Challenge to not use any PiNk. It was challenging. Challenge Completed!
SmILe! Sometimes that's challenge enough on a Monday. ChALlenge! Remember when peewee used to have the word of the day? ChAllengE!

Friday, September 21, 2012

JumPin in the LeaVes

Just a quick card post for the Retro Fresh challenge over at the Greeting Farm Splendid Stamping.
We are certainly jumping in the leaves here in MN! A dry end of summer has jacked up the fall colors like crazy! Lots of inspiration out my windows for this little dolly!
Burlap ribbon, leaves cut with my cricut, Copics, a little wooden greeting, and she's ready to go jump in the leaves!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cool Shades

This week's challenge at Paper Smooches
Display our button
I wanted to use my new ChuBbY chUms stamps for this Paper Smooches SpArKs Challenge, but when I saw da colors, all I could think about is CAKE. Those of you who know me well know I have a huge cake obsession. Da more frosting (butta cream plz) da better......so, the colors inspired this little number:

I downloaded this free ADORBS digi stamp from Paper Smooches here!
Ahhhhhh sugary goodness. I used distress sticklers on the wrapper, and Copics to color this special yummy. Shined up the cherry on top, and she's ready to go cheer someone up. Don'T bITe! LOL!
So check out the supa cuteness at Paper Smooches and smooch it up!!!!!!
Thanks for peeking at the results of my play!  You CAN have your cake......and eat it toooooooooo!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Puppy LoVe

This is a Tiddlyinks stamp that I LOVE! I struggle with my Copics and hair....if anyone had suggestions for tutorials, please let me know! AnyHoosieDoosie, I added burlap (shocker), felt flowers n button, and Tim Holtz LOVE ticket! Shined up the little puppies nosE with my Fav Glossy Accents, and added some pearl dots from Liquid Pearls platinum pearl. I am submitting this darling duo for the Tiddlyinks Challenge, Make it like Asa!

6 years......

I am today a 6 year stg 3 breast cancer survivor. To say I am thankful is an understatement. Part if why I make cards is because so many people sent me cards in the mail during my treatment, and they meant more to me then anyone would expect. Now, I try to pass it on.......
Be well, be kind, and remember to put your worries in His hands.
And now......back to our regularly scheduled bLoG cRaFtiness ;-)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

WiShes & LaCe

This little vintaged up dolly is sending you wishes! I am submitting her for the The Greeting Farm lace challenge. All I had was white lace, bOrInG! I pulled out my Mister Huey's color mists in 'pretty pink', and spRiTzed it up! It think it turned out ├╝ber groovy! The white undertone gives it a vintagy feel, no? Also....I picked up these Tim Holtz cutser tootser idea-ology adage tickets. Glossy Accents on her cupcake cherry, Stickles 'frosted lace' on the frosting.....fRoStEd LACE for the lace challenge ;-). Bwaaaaahahahahahaha!  And.....souffle 3d black pen outlining her polka dots and bows.  Viola!
Well hello Mr. Huey!!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Getting a little OwLey!

My first attempt with my new owl die from Sizzix that I absolutely fell in love with.  Crafts Direct had a huge deal on fabric dishcloths.......I thought they were the perfect color and pattern for this little guy! My Big Shot cut right through it AND burlap. You know I'm a sucker for BuRlAp. My little neighbor girl came over and we made her a purple owl with button eyes and a striped beak. Whatta HOOT!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Buttons n Bows

Stamping Bella challenge is buttons and bows.......how bout miss TiLly in her tea cup? I went with the red and blue kinda vintagy combo.....for her skin tone I actually used a chalk pencil....her skin is baaaaaby soft :-). Have a peek, whatcha think?

Monday, September 10, 2012

You'rE a HOOT!

I just discovered the cutest stamp vendor, Paper Smooches! I ordered some this weekend, but couldn't resist to start playing with the free digis they offer in their bLoG!
He's all copic markered up and perched on a branch made of felt. I'm a huge fan of burlap too...so I try to mix it in.....it's kind of an unexpected texture. AnyHoosieDoosie, I'm submitting this little hoot for the SPARKS challenge at paper smooches! SmOoCh!
Check out his glassy eyes....I used a little gloss to shine 'em up!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

BiG shOt and a GreEting fArm chAllenge!

I know you know I loooooove my BiG SHoT die cutting machine. Well, now I have even more reason to looooove it! With the extended cutting pads, and the card a2 w/flap die, I cut this whole card out! Kewl, no?
Have you ever checked out the The Greeting Farm? This little dolly is from TGF. I am submitting her for the bright color challenge. I copic'd her up and added a loverly rose for her to enjoy. Behind her are words like caring, friendship and sweet. All I would imagine a girl with sweet pink hair and pearls to be! Whatcha think?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

LawNscApinG chalLengE

This is the creation I am submitting for the  Lawnscaping Challenge #41

Pebbles sunny side paper
StampingBella Butch and Mimi stamp
Copics rv23,25 and c2
Glossy accents
Okay, so I had soOOoO much fun with this card! Hummmm, I'm seeing a trend with my cards, lots of da caNines. I do love puppies....osCar hangs out with me LOTZERS while I craft. He must be rubbing off on me! AnyHoosieDoosie, have you ever tried using glossy accents? That's how I shined up Butch n Mimi's lil' noses. Whatcha think?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Ohhhhhh my. I flocked a pink dog ToDay! Whatta fun way to make a puppy look FLuFfY and fUn! I will be submitting her for the Bellariffic Friday Sketch challenge.