Dragonfly Dreams: July

It’s time for our July challenge at Dragonfly Dreams everyone! Our theme for the month is Indoor Activities/Hobbies.

I was at first stumped at what to do for this one, but then I realized that there is a lot that this could entail….board games, crafting, baking/cooking, watching movies or tv…lots really.

I chose to go with one of my son’s favorite activities…LEGOS! I’m sure a lot of moms can relate!

I have this Stampin Up set called Boys will Be Boys and it was perfect for this one.

I stamped the image in various directions quite a few times and then colored it with some copics just in some basic colors. It’s hard to se but some of them are also highlighted with some Glossy Accents (the ones that look a bit darker 😉 ). A perfect card for that boy in your life.

Make sure you drop by the blog and see the rest of the projects from the DT, they have a great variety for you!

Use Your Stuff & Double Trouble Collaboration

On the Use Your Stuffblog today, we are teaming up with Double Trouble Challenges to bring you a double dose of fun!

So the Use Your Stuff challenge is MASCULINE OR FATHER’S DAY.  It’s also one of the challenges on Double Trouble and they have added an extra element of adding a round element to your project as well.  So when you are creating keep those in mind and you can link to both challenges!  Double Trouble also has a random draw so the more of their challenge concepts you use, the more chances to win!

I’m sharing with you a layout of my son and his best friend that was taken a few years ago.  They were just being silly like they do when they are together!


It’s funny to use pink and flowers on a boy layout but I actually liked how this turned out!

The DP is from My Mind’s Eye.  I added some chicken wire from Stampin Up and I think a few little embellishments from my stash that might be from various other collections.

I cut the title out using my Cricut.

Come play along with us and with Double Trouble…looking forward to seeing what you create!




Your Funny Face!

Ahh Monday!  Back to the grind after a wonderful weekend away at our farm.  Our new DT member Anne has a new challenge for you this week at Use Your Stuff.  So easy, you have to play along.  All you have to do is use some patterned paper!  You can do that right!

Here’s a layout of Riley using some old CTMH paper that I’ve had since I think I started scrappin’ years ago.  I think it is called Superstar.  I love the boy colors!



I had a few scraps of some sheets from a previous project and they were perfect to highlight as banners on the main page.  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog.  We would love to see what you create!


Have I mentioned how much I hate doing income tax???Argh! It’s driving me crazy.

Anyway, Red Carpet Studios has a new challenge on their blog that I have been meaning to get to and so here’s a layout I created. The challenge is based on the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and so the challenge is to use one or more buttons on your project.  Surprisingly, I have not seen this movie yet…should probably check it out on Netflix.

Here is a layout using my favorite subject of course.  Taken a year or so ago, just playing in the backyard, looking at everything, ever inquisitive.

I hope you like it.  Everything is from my stash.  I cannot remember the name of the DP set I used for this one.  I just remember it had the name garden in the title.  That’s how long it has been in my stash. LOL


Entered into these challenges as well

Shopping our Stash: border punches

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges: for the boys

Crafting When we Can: Earth, Air, Fire Water (must have something to do with at least one of the elements)

Dream Valley challenges: Ribbon and bling (must have both..the red an white striped border is a ribbon)

For the Boys

Hello! I know it’s been a whole week since I posted last.  So sorry.  It has been busy at my house with work…my shifts have been upped so I had less free time this week.  I do have a new challenge card for you for the Creative Corner Challenges this week.

It’s for the boys! We want to see your masculine cards.  We have a great little prize to be won.  Here is my card this week.


The DP and chipboard are from Kaiser Craft “Little Toot” collection I do believe.  The sentiment is stampin up. Simple but effective.  I hope you enjoy it and stop by the blog to see the great projects this week and don’t forget to enter! 🙂



Get a move on!

It’s Thursday!  The week is moving along and so is the challenge blog over at AiFactory.  Our theme is ‘let’s get moving’.  This week we want to see some projects with movement to them! Upload your project to the challenge blog here so that we can all check out what you’ve created.  You have until Wednesday June 16th @ 10:30 pm EST to be entered to win the digital of the week which this week is some wicked clip art (which is not something that I normally use to it was fun to climb out of my usual comfort zone with this challenge) aptly called “toys forlittle boys” .  We all know how hard it is to find images for boy cards so this works out great!  You also get a spot as a guest designer for one of our challenges!  How cool is that!

You can purchase this cute clip art set at the AiFactory vault.

If you upload your pic to an online gallery please make sure that you label it as AIF#39 so that we can easily locate it.

We would love for you to use some AiFactory images on your projects ( check out our freebie section here) but it isn’t necessary.  Show us what ya got.  While you’re on the challenge blog, make sure that you check out the post about the new kit of the month club!  A chance to get some great digi images at a wicked price.  Learn more about it here or by clicking on the blinkie over on my sidebar.

Now normally, I am not a movement kinda card gal, so this was a bit out of my box for me.  I found a tutorial online for a ‘wiper card’.  I thought it looked kinda cool and gave it a shot.  It actually turned out really well.

This is the card laying flat ( I chose the firetruck image)

and then once you pull on each of the sides it looks like this, as you can see, that little piece at the top pops up and that’s where I wrote my sentiment.  I added some buttons and some ribbon on the panels and I used my diamond glaze on the wheels to give it a bit of dimension and shine like real tires. 

Alright everyone! Get moving,and don’t forget to check out the other DT blogs for some more great inspiration!






I’ve entered this card into the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog this week which is to make a birthday card for a child and the CAS-tastic challenge which is buttons and at sweet stamping for their boys and their toys challenge (how appropriate is that eh?? )