A Little Brown Sugar

Hello Bloggers!!!  So ummm ya, today is my first project with Brown Sugar Designs.  Yep! I am on the design team and am super excited!

Let me tell you about this week’s challenge…our theme this week is DIE CUTS.  You know you have lots of them waiting to be used, so pull them out!  Just pick one and work your card around it, that’s always fun!

The challenge this week is being sponsored by DIGITAL PAPER CRAFT who is so graciously offering 3 digis of the winners choice!


Today I’m using this adorable digi called Me and Ted.


How cute is that bear!  I did some coloring with my copics but I also did some paper piecing for her dress.  I used a variety of die cuts on this card.  The little white leaves were given to me in a swap.  The ovals are from CC designs (I got the dies in a swap!) and the Hello is from Stampin Up.  A few little gems from my stash and we are good to go.

I hope that you will play along with us this week.  We are excited to see what you can create!

Merry Christmas – A UYS sketch challenge

Sorry this is late everyone.  I’ve been pretty sick the last few days which prompted a trip to the ER over the weekend and I’ve not been able to get quite back into the thick of things.  Long story short, I’m having some severe headaches and I had some  numbness all down my left side so I’m scheduled for an MRI tomorrow.  Will keep you posted if anything serious.

So, a sketch challenge is up at Use Your Stuff this week.  And it’s a great one that could be used for both cards and layouts!  I chose to use it for my card this week.


Merry Christmas

Now I had a left over card kit, so I am not exactly sure who it is by.  I just loved that it all went together to put this card in motion.  The sentiment is a rub on from Memory Makers and the flowers are Prima.  I inked the chipboard snowflakes to match the colors in my card.  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to head over to the blog to play along with us.


I’ve got another couple ATC’s made for a challenge on Swap-bot.com.  The themes are Valentine’s Pink and Thank you.  I decided to create them with the new challenge at Use Your Stuff in mind.  Our challenge is to use Paint.  I don’t actually have a lot of paint but I did manage to find a few.

For the Thank you one, I used paint to color the bird and on the Valentine’s day one, I used some crackle paint on the heart as well as some white paint around the edges of the ATC which is a bit hard to see.  I hope you like them and don’t forget to play along this week on the blog.


Hello My Friend!

It’s a new challenge at Red Carpet Studios this week.  Our inspiration piece this week is just full of colors, ideas and such.  The Book of Life!  I haven’t seen this movie but my son has and he said it was fabulous!


In the Mexican town of San Angel, Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoë Saldana) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) have been friends ever since childhood. Although their lives have taken different paths — Maria was sent to Europe, Joaquin joined the military, and Manolo studied to become a bullfighter — one thing remains the same: Manolo and Joaquin both want to marry Maria. Little does the trio know that battling husband-and-wife deities have made a high-stakes wager on the love triangle’s outcome.
 The challenge is to use the photo above as your inspiration for your project.  Our DT has created so many fun, diverse projects for you to check out on the blog today.  We also have a wonderful sponsor!
 (Please click HERE for our 2015 challenge guidelines)
Here is my card.  I loved the colors of this poster as well as the busy background which is what I used for my inspiration.  I hope you like it and hope you will play along with us as well.
DP: Kaisercraft
Cardstock: my stash
Image: Stampin Up
Markers: copic
Buttons: stash
Twine: Dollar Store
Entered into these challenges:
Sentimental Sundays: Anything goes + a sentiment
Kit and Clowder:Anything Goes
My Time To Craft: 2 or More People
Suzy Bee’s Blooming challenge: anything goes with a twist (Layers)
Papertake Weekly: Get in Shape (use 3 different shapes..I have circles, rectangles and banners (arrows?)
Shopping our Stash: not your normal paper (I’ve had this DP set for a couple of years…I love the colors and all the designs but I don’t want to use it, because it is so fun! )

Just for you

It’s Friday! Oh thank heaven! It has been what seems like a long week for me.  I’ve not been able to get into my craft space much this week with work being so busy.

I do however, have a new card for you for our challenge this week at Creative Corner Challenges.  My theme this week is layers.  The more the better, but at least 2 layers are needed to qualify for this week’s mystery prize.  I’m not announcing it until I pick the winner next week but it’s a good one.

Here’s my fun card for you this week.  Again I was using up my scraps from my Lil Sprout collection by Crate Paper.  I am happy to announce that I have one more project to show you next week and then it is finally finished! Yay! That only took me 4 years to go through! I thought I was doing so well finishing up a paper pack finally and then I find out today that I won 4 paper packs by Basic Grey…**sigh** I can’t win for losing but I’m not really complaining 🙂





The image was in my image bucket so it came from a swap ages ago.  I just colored it with my copics.  As I said the DP was in my stash and it is the scraps of the scraps of the Crate Paper Lil Sprout collection.  The sentiment is an old one from my stash.  It was fun to do a square card for a change.  I actually made this one for a swap on Swap-bot as well which has a square card theme.  I hope you like it.  Don’t forget to stop by the blog and check out the rest of the DT inspiration pics for you this week and enter to win my mystery prize.

entered into these challenges:

Pile it On: circles and/or squares

Creative Moments: animals

Deep Ocean Challenge: cute and cuddly

Can you Dig it: male birthday


A New Challenge Blog

Hey there!  So I am excited to be a part of a new challenge blog with a couple of other great ladies.  We’re just cutting our teeth so please bear with us as we work out the kinks, get the badges going and the like.

Our blog is called Creative Corner Challenges.  Each week we will bring you a new challenge and you have one week to enter your projects.  Make sure you check out the challenge rule tab with all the information.

Our first challenge for you is Embossing.  Use either heat or dry embossing somewhere on your projects.

Here is the card I have for you today.


I did both heat and dry embossing for this one.  I used my cuttlebug heart folder (had to blow the dust off of that one) and I also stamped the image (from Stampin Up) with versamark and then embossed it with some red embossing powder I had.  The sentiment is also Stampin up and the bling is from my stash.  I really hope you like it, and I do hope you will play along with us each week.  I look forward to seeing your great projects.

Entered into these challenges:

Creative Moments: Embossing

Divas by Design: anything goes

The Stampin Chef: Celebrations

ABC Challenge: Embossing

Cards Galore: Anything Goes

Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge: Anything Goes

Live & Love Crafts: Something Old

Natalie & Amy’s Challenge: Your favorite things (love embossing folders)

One Crazy Stamper: Anything Goes

Scrap It Girls: Bling, Glitter, Shine & Sparkles

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Lady Anne’s Challenge: Anything Goes

Gingerbread Christmas

Hi everyone! I am late in getting this post up.  My days are just blending together as I prepare for the holidays.

We have some new inspiration pieces for you on the Digital Delights blog today.  Lots of wonderful projects for you to enjoy.  My card for you today is highlighting Gingerbread Slippy who is just the cutest character ever!!!



I am using the pre-colored image but he does come in black and white as well.  He is paired with the Gingerbread  Hugs Sentiment as well.  The DP is from my stash so I’m not sure who it is by and then I added some ribbon I received in a swap.  I didn’t want to make this too complicated because I didn’t want to distract from the image.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to swing by the blog and see what the other designers have for you today!  This is our last post until the New Year so that the team can spend time with their families over the holidays.

Merry Christmas from my house to yours!



Christmas Wreath

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Today is my last project for the DigiHaven design team.  I have had such a great time with these ladies.  There are a lot of fun changes coming in the new year, along with great sponsors so make sure you stay tuned to the blog for details.

This time around our theme is wreath or ornaments.  You need to create a project using a freebie of a wreath or ornaments.  We have a prize for this week’s challenge and all the details are on the blog.

Here is my card for you today.



I made a really simple card for this challenge as I plan to mail this one out and it has to be as flat as possible.  The DP was given to me in a swap on Swap-bot.com.  I used my white gel pen for some faux stitching on the cardstock and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  The wreath freebie I colored in with my copics and added just a bit of red stickles.  You can find the freebie here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Autumn Blessings

Happy Thursday everyone!  I have a new card for you for Delightful Thursdays!   Make sure you head over to the Digital Delights blog to check out what the DT has for you today.  Delightful challenges is also having a Giving Thanks challenge this weeks so don’t forget to enter as well.

I used one of Wendy’s colored images for you this week.  It’s the Fall House image which I thought was really pretty.  I then paired it with the fall sentiments.





With the image I used some paper from Basic Grey.  I inked it with some Tim Holtz Ranger Ink in spiced marmalade.  I used a border punch as well as a Sizzix flourish die.  The sentiment is cut out with a Stampin up Punch.  I also added some ribbon and bling from my stash as well.  The big leaf is from Walmart.

I hope you like today’s card.

entered into these challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays: Happy Thanksgiving

ribbon Carousel: Fall Spirit (must use a spooled item)

Tuesday Alchemy: anything goes

Paper Playtime: autumn colors




Lots of news!

Hello all!  It has been a very stressful weekend in my home! My mom was recently admitted to the hospital for what we thought was a brain tumor but actually turned out to be 4 aneurysms in her brain!  She is doing well after 16 hrs of surgery and is expected to return home at the end of the week.  My family is off to visit her on Saturday and I will be spending 8 days in BC to help her recuperate!  We came very close to losing her, and ii honestly believe that it is by the hand of God that I am not attending an upcoming funeral.  She really was lucky they caught this in time as it had been leaking for over a week!  She could have died had any of them ruptured or if the leaking had continued on for another week or so!  We are just so thankful that she is okay.  A big shout out to friends and family who kept us in your prayers over the last few days!

Now I have been sitting on something for awhile now and am finally able to share with you!  As you can tell by my sidebar there are some new badges for Digital Delights!


I am honored to have been asked to join their DT for the upcoming term!  I know you have seen the DD images all over blogland and as a sponsor for several challenges so you can understand how I am really excited to work with Wendy and a great bunch of gals bringing you some awesome creations with these great images.  Make sure you look around the store……..here!  My first project for you is coming up this week with the new August release so make sure you stop by and check it out!