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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Late Merry Christmas! and a swap

I was in a swap on the Cricut MB and we created items to the Christmas Song
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Create a TAG using a brick stencil or brick embossing folder or fireplace themed designer paper

Jack Frost nipping at your nose

Alter or decorate a GIFT BAG using a snowman, snowflakes, icicles, or snow theme

Yuletide carols being sung by a choir

Must incorporate sheet music designer paper or images of carolers into your idea

And folks dressed up like EskimosCreate something wintry but not Christmas-y

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe

Must incorporate Greenery (Mistletoe, wreath, holly, etc.) into your idea

Help to make the season bright

Your home-made or bought idea must incorporate Tim Holtz inks/stains/paints or glimmer mists

Tiny little tots with their eyes all aglowYour home-made or bought idea must incorporate bling, light, illumination

Will find it hard to sleep tonight

Your idea must incorporate something to do with a star or stars (forgot to post pic of the frame with
 stars she made)

They know that Santa's on his way

Must incorporate a Santa theme with your idea

Decorate any type of CONTAINER and add a Holiday TREAT (candy, chocolate, nuts, etc.)

And every mother's child is going to spy

I spy something you would really like to have… (check out her wishlist!) She altered a canvas for me! Want to learn to do this.

To see if reindeer really know how to fly

Must incorporate a Reindeer into your idea OR a grunge idea with no reindeer required
And so I'm offering this simple phraseUse your favorite verse on a project or stamp/emboss/diecut out a favorite verse (3 images) for your partner to use on future cards or projects.

To kids from one to ninety-two

Your home-made or bought idea must incorporate numbers or December 25

Although it's been said many times, many ways

Merry Christmas to youUse “Merry Christmas” phrase on a CARD you will make from you to your SS

Love and joy come to you

Create a 2 page 8x8 LAYOUT using theme “Love” and/or “Joy” (or use size your SS would prefer or create a mini, mini album, or if your SS does not scrapbook pictures, then feel free to send her Love or Joy Titles, Diecuts, Embellies she can use on her own future projects

And to you, your carol to you

Create something based on any CHRISTMAS CAROL fancy Folded card, tag, ATC, chunky dangle charm, etc)

 And God bless you and send you a Happy New YearMust incorporate something Inspirational

And God send you a Happy New Year

Create something your SS can use in 2014 (layout page, mini, canvas, frame, travel diary, etc. for an upcoming trip or event or a 2014 calendar, Goals, Resolutions, Swap Journal, are a few suggestions)

I loved everything I received from my partner:)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013


While surfing on pinterest I came across some Card Candy. I thought I would try my hand at it. Since I was in a fall swap, I felt this would be a good opportunity. So here is my Fall/Autumn card candy. I thought for my first try, it was not bad:)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fall Alphabet swap

I was recently in a swap. The theme is fall and we made/bought 26 items plus altered a shoe box. Here is what I received from my partner MoGoggingirl:)

I love the box:) Will be great for holding my fall scrapping items. I love altered box!!
Thank you Mogoggingirl. I loved it all:)

To see what I created for my partner, Just go to her blog Donna's Thought's

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Challenge #151 Lemonade For Sale at Kenny K'sKrafty Krew

The theme for this fortnight Challenge is:

Lemonade For Sale

with a Photo Inspiration

Here is my take on this, I chose Kenny Fun Faerie. I used Spectrum Noir pens on her. The background is a picture I found on the internet. I uploaded to power point and used the wordart for the month (April). I am in the process of making a Kenny K Kalendar with the images I have bought. So be on the lookout for more to come:) Hope you like it and TFL:))

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Origami Box

A while back I posted a video of this box from Card-Making-Magic. Here is mine, it was actually a lot easier than it looked. This was another item for the fall swap. I thought this would fit the berries theme. The color reminded me of strawberries and cream.

Sorry I can not remember what all I used. It was left over items from my stash.


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fall/Pumpkin Stick Pin Easel Card

I made this for a swap. Thought it turned out pretty good for my first try at it. The theme is a fall alphabet theme. Pumpkins is for this one.

Beads for stick pins are from Jesse James Beads-Fools Gold, flowers from Petaloo-Citronelle, solid cardstock from Colorbok, pearls from Prima-peach, pumpkin bling from Recollections and pattern paper from DCWV Fall paper stack


Challenges I have entered:
Link Up Tuesday/Pink Cricut
Brown Sugar Challenge #51- Anything Goes
Anything goes challenge #22 at Krafty Girls

Friday, July 19, 2013

Easel Stick Pin Card Tutorial

I have been searching for a way to hold stick pins. I did not always want to make a pin cushion. I came across this video and this is what I will make for any future stick pin swaps I will be in. TFL:)

Origami Box Pt 2 The Top (card-making-magic.com)

 Lovely, she is just amazing!

Origami Box Pt 1 Base (card-making-magic.com)

This is how to make the Origami box that is in the video below, Part 2 soon to follow:)

Vintage/Shabby Chic - Origami Box, Calendar, Pin Cushion, Easel Card -

I know I have not been posting much. But I promise I will be. I am currently in a Fall Alphabet swap due in Sept. So I will share pics soon. In the meantime I will be posting youtube videos I like and hope you will enjoy.
On another note, after being  out of school for 24 yrs, I have decided to go back to school. In August I will be attend Marion Technical College. I will be the first in my family to go and my parents are proud of me going back. Wish me luck with my new adventure to add to my life.


Monday, June 17, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Kenny K Contest Time!

Hello KennyK fans, we've got a brand new collection coming out June 23rd, and we haven't got any names for these girlz yet.........so we're going to leave it in your hands and let you choose the names.

Now if you want to win one or more of these cuties, then get your thinking caps on and give us your best names you can come up with for them. Each girl has a number underneath them, so what we want you to do is.........

1. Write up a blog post with your name choices for each girl or just one girl as long as you put the number for them ie
3. Rachel
2. Copy the poster to your blog post, then come back here and link up your blog post with Inlinkz.

KennyK and Elena will be checking out your blog with your name choices and will choose the ones they think best match the girlz.
If your name/s are chosen, then you will win the girl/girlz for the winning names.

This contest will run until June 21st, and the winners will be announced on the day of release

Here are my entries:
1. Darling Donna
2. Fashnista Fanny
3. Bubbly Brenda
4. Lovely Linda
5. Workout Wanda
Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Spectrum Noir

Awhile back I bought Spectrum Noir alcohol pens. Since then I have been learning how to use them. Once I was confident that I was using them properly, I took Spectrum Noir's colorist test.

Skills required for Colorist Level
  1. Smooth coloring – coloring an area smooth without blotchiness
  2. Basic shading – blending three colors together to build volume or dimension to your image.
  3. Basic coloring of a face and hair. (hair can be smooth or textured)
  4. Basic coloring of a floral or landscape image.
  5. Palette blending.
  6. Layering – ability to add a bit of shadow or shading to show layers.
  7. Correcting with the blender pen.
  8. Skills that show basic ability to get consistent results using the Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens.

Here is what I colored.

If you look closely you can see that the flower pot has some bleeding around the edges.
I really enjoyed learning the Palette blending.

The couple I colored did not turn out well at all:(
The couple is a CTMH stamped image.
The colorist instructor said all passed but the flower pot and the couple. She asked me to resubmit.
Here is my resubmissions.
These turned out much better.
Today I received my certificate that I passed!
I am now a Spectrum Noir Accredited Colorist!!
This means I have accomplished in learning basic coloring techniques using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.
There is two more levels:
Advanced Colorist & Spectrum Noir Pen Instructor
In time I hope to achieve the advanced colorist level, I am not sure about becoming an Instructor but only time will tell:)
To learn more about Spectrum Noir click here. They have amazing videos, techniques, tutorials and so much more.
Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Challenge # 138 Easel Cards

Since I am at home for two weeks or more,with severe arthritis in my knee...I figured might as well try to work on some scrapping. I have been wanting to try my hand at some digital stamps and coloring them. I just got the Spectrum Noir markers a few months ago and now I am giving it a go.

Now what digital stamp? Awhile back I found Kenny K's Krafty Krew and I have been hooked ever since. I bought a bunch of his digi's now I get to give it a whirl.

So I took the time to enter this challenge. This weeks challenge is easel cards. I searched the web and found this tutorial at Card Making Magic, a Quad Easel.She has a lot of card making written and video tutorials and other crafty ideas. Go check her out:)
Hope you enjoy and please be easy on me, this is my first time at coloring an image. I think I did okay.

I used Paige Parasol for this and her pics are near the bottom:
Sentiment wobbles...see the action!

Some gears from Tim Holtz, Copper sheet embossed  using provocraft clockworks embossing folder  & gems from Walmart-Martha Stewart.
Sentiment found on internet. I just love Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory so this sentiment fits the Steampunk theme. Pearl beads from?

Here is Paige!! Recipe for her is last pic.

Steampunk heart from Jolee's and other jewel from?

Here it is closed up. Blue cardstock from DCWV solid stack, copper sheet from Walmart brand, Steampunk sheets- diamond sheet and collage from Hot off the Press.

Here it is opened up.
Close up of Paige
Recipe for Paige:
Spectrum Noir markers
Clothes:  GB 8,9,10 and 11
Hair: EB 3 and 4
skin: TN 2
Feather and flower: CT 2,3 and 4
Eyes: TB 4
Thanks for looking and come back again:)

This week`s Challenge we want to see Easel Cards and we have 
2 sponsors and of course 2 chances at winning prizes :-)
is offering 5 Digi's of the Winner's Choice

is offering a stamp to the value of $10

Other challenges I am entering:
Brown Sugar Challenge-#37 Step or easel card
Link Up Tuesday at PinkCricut
Spectrum Noir-Spring
IDIC:Challenge #155 Easel cards
Paper Playtime: Ch#8 More than 1 fold
 OLLCB: Easel Cards
Sassy Studio Designs: #173 Fancy Folds

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Giveaway Friday: DCWV INC

Come and put your chance in for 5 stacks of DCWV's new cardstock papers.
Follow them on pinterest, post to your blog, facebook and etc. for more chances to win.
 So come on and see what the surprise is all about:)
DCWV Stacks

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Wow! Where did the year go? I hope everyone had a great Chirstmas! I have not posted anything for December, our family had a lot going on.
Several Christmas Eve and Day meals. My nephew LJ turned 2 on Dec.30th, so a Birthday party is a must. He loves Lightening McQueen!  So he got alot of that for Christmas and his birthday. Then my youngest brother Logan (LJ's daddy)  his birthday is New Years Day! We took him to Logan's Roadhouse for his birthday. Whew... There was alot going on in those few weeks.
I was in a Secret Santa swap for December. As soon as I can I will post pics of what I received. My partner had some issues going on, so the other swappers became angels for me:) Thanks for hosting scrappinchic!!

Now for the year in review, these were some of my favorites for the year :


My new craft toys!

Steampunk flower centerpiece

My trip to Canada!

My new Blog design by TCBOTB

Featured at FCCB for Scrappin' Saturday by Melissa and top 5 at FCCB

Featured on Pink Cricut

and on Ooo-La-La top 5 at My Sheri Crafts


KKKKrew my favorite digital site for sexy images, If you know of any other sexy image sites. Leave me a comment:) I will check them out and let them know YOU sent me. Please do the same for KK:)

September and October

Youtube videos


frames of JOY

I hope you enjoyed the year in review:)

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