Sunday, April 28, 2013


Hope you are having a great morning. The sun is shining so it will be a great day for me. Just seeing the sun and opening your windows reminds me that summer is coming. Time to spend time with my daughter since she is in school all the time and then her sports. I will also be able to take the grand children to the park and other fun summer things.
Bugaboo Stamps
As you can see above, Bugaboo Stamps is the sponsor for this week's challenge. A great challenge using Stripes or Dots. The image that I used is a cute little trio of turtles. The image is called Trio Turtle Birthday. This made a perfect Happy Birthday Card for a child. I really loved coloring them. I did try to make the three turtles look different. I hope you can see that. Before I show you my card I would like to tell you about the prize Bugaboo Stamps will be giving to this week's lucky winner.
$21.00 Voucher
To The
Bugaboo Digi Stamps Store
Here is the card that I made with the Trio Turtle Birthday!!
This did end up as a cute Birthday Card. I love the paper I found that had the stripes with the colors changing on the way up the paper. On the back of the card it starts from light blue to purple. These are the items that I used to make my card.
Cardstock - Close To My Heart
Paper - My Big Box Of Paper
Happy Birthday Signs - Box Of Embellishments
Candle Embellishments - Dress It Up
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils
Well we come to another end of another challenge. I can't wait to see the stripes and dots you use to make your cards. Just remember to enter your projects at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. The other design team members have made some wonderful projects that you may want to go and see theirs. Hope you have a Wonderful Sunday and a Great Week!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Good Morning to everyone this cold Sunday Morning!! This has been a very devastating week for everyone. The Boston Marathon was a severe tragedy that will never be forgotten. Then the explosion in Texas. My thoughts and prayers go out all the victims and their family.

I do hope that you found some good things to do this week and weekend. I have decided to start a little of my spring cleaning. I can only get so much done at a time because I have problems with my lowers back. I have had many injections but they only last temporarily. I will get it done though. I'm loosing my help. My middle child is hardly ever here. I think he is itching to move but can't right now. My youngest is so focused on her sports and studies that I don't make her do a whole lot. She needs to enjoy her teenage years before she faces that big world out there.

Our sponsor is one that has many beautiful images. They are Milk Coffee Stamps. Here's their badge and you can see some of their digital stamps.

This week our theme is "Make Your Own Flowers." I wanted to make a little different flower and Edwina, one of gifted ladies on our design team, did a tutorial on making your own flowers. So I made mine something similar like hers. Thank You Edwina for the tutorial. The image that I used from Milk Coffee Stamps is called Tiffany in Roses Bridal Gown. I don't know about bridal gowns because I eloped. Doesn't matter if you have a huge wedding or something real little. I did put my color ideas in it. I have seen gowns but wouldn't know the fancy things that goes on them. Here is the prize that they are offering our winner this week

3 Digital Stamps
Of The
Winner's Choice

So here is my card that has made my flower on and Tiffany with her roses.

I hope you can see the detail of the picture. If I could get it any larger on here I would. On my handmade flower I used two different colors of ribbon. One is a glitter ribbon with all kinds of colors and then a cream color ribbon. The little dots on the flower are different colored pearls. Here are the whole list of things I used on this card.
Cardstock - Close To My Heart & DCWV
Rings Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts (Around The Page Punch)
Pearls On Dress - The Paper Studio
Pearls On Flower - Close To My Heart
Ribbon - From My Stash
Big Pearl On Middle of The Flower - Dress It Up
Colored Pencils
Colored Markers
Well that was one of my favorite cards to work on. I like to work with detail some times. You really have to be in the mood for alot of detail. Don't forget to enter your card or project over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. Well hope the rest of your Sunday is a good one and I will be back with another great challenge for you.

Sunday, April 14, 2013


Good Morning!! I'm exhausted and just cannot wake up. I was at a 12 hour crop/craft show yesterday. It was held in a very big place and I didn't realize how much stuff people brought to a crop. I was just there as a vendor for Close To My Heart Scrapbooking &Stamping. I was shocked with how many people did not know that this company was even out there. I have been with them for 5 years and thought everyone knew about them. Well, It was exhausting but worth it. I had all last week getting ready for it. Takes alot of work to get ready for one.
Did everyone have fun at the Blog Hop? I sure hope so. Looked like everyone did with all the commenting going on. I hope you like all of Robyn's new digital stamps for the kitchen. I really had fun with the image that I was able to use.
A Day For Daises is our wonderful sponsor this week. They have cute images and I do like when we get to work with one of them.
This week our theme is "Easel Cards." I remember the first one I made and how frustrated I was because I never did one and didn't understand how they were put together to stand. I like them now but I'm going to start learning how to make different styles of easel cards. The image that I used this week is called "Ladybug A Waiting."  It's a cute ladybug that is sitting on a mushroom. I took the image and flipped horizontally to make it look like the ladybugs are looking at each other and came up with a new sentiment. Before I show you let me tell you what the prize is this week.
$12 Certificate To The
Now here is the card that I call " You Can Count On Me"
I thought they looked cute looking at each other. For some reason, the sentiment would not come out clear but I think you still can read it. Now to the products that I used to make this card.
Cardstock - Close To My Heart
Paper - DCWV and The Paper Studio
Glittered Ladybugs - Dress It Up
Sentiment on Vellum - Colorbok
Colored Pencils
Colored Markers
Alot of Hard Work LOL
 Well that's it for me this Sunday. I have to put all this stuff away form the Craft Fair. Your projects when you are finished can be submitted at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. Have a Wonderful Sunday and a great week.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Welcome to Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog Hop. I hope you are having a great time hopping from blog to blog. You should have came here from Marlene's blog. Please be sure to visit all of the stops on this hop and leave your comment on each blog. In order to be eligible for a prize, you must leave that comment.
I would like to tell you about the image that I used to make my card for this blog hop. The name of the image I used for this hop is called Salsa n Chips. I seen this and automatically thought of a Mexican Fiesta. Let me show you a picture of the card that I made.
I used a little bit of everything to make it look like it was part of the fiesta. Here are the items that I used to make this.
Cardstock - Close To My Heart and The Paper Studio
Paper - The Paper Studio
Fiesta Sign - La Petites by The Paper Studio
Image of Bowl n Salsa - Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils
Next stop on our blog hop is Sandra. If you have lost your way on the hop I will write the names in order they are on the hop. I will even write the beginning blog so if you need to go back to the beginning you can.
1. The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog -
6. Karen - htpp://
17. The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog -
In case you did not read on the other blogs, let me tell you what the prizes you will be able to win.
The winner of the Grand Prize will have their choice of 3 new "What's Cookin" Kitchen digital stamps.
There will also be 5 winner's that will each recieve 1 of the new "What's Cookin" Kitchen Images that are on 5 of the Design Team Member's blogs.
Well it's time for you to go to your next blog stop. It is Sandra's blog. Make sure you leave a comment on everyone's blog to win. Also, remember that this hop ends on April 12
Have fun and Good Luck!!

Monday, April 8, 2013


A very sunny hello from here in Ohio. Very nice outside. It's suppose to hit the 70's this afternoon. Had to go and get a couple pair of shorts out just to keep cool. I'm excited. I have to let you know that my daughter went to her first hockey game last night with my brother. She has been excited ever since he asked her if she wanted to go. I had to laugh because it took her an hour to do her hair so she looked good. I never seen her so excited like this. She had a wonderful time and so did my brother. You couldn't stop her from smiling from ear to ear when she came home. Unfortunately the team lost the game but she like seeing them get thrown up on the glass. They were watching the Blue Jackets. I keep getting the name wrong. She laughs every time I say something different. 
Hope you found my little story cute. You have to soak in every thing you can while your children are small. Since the challenge is anything goes I used an image from Baby Star Designs. The set that I used from them was Puppy Love. I love little animals as you know. This was just an adorable set. Here I will show you the set that I used.
These are cute puppies. I tried to take the picture of my card with my dog but she would not sit long enough. She wanted to sniff the card. She is a Boston Terrier and very cute. So her is the picture that I did take.
I hope you like the card. I think it is cute. Just remember that this is an anything goes project and you just have to place your card here at My Grafico Challenge Blog. You have until April 21st at micnight to get your entries in. have fun with your projects and I will see you in two weeks.

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Wow!! It's the first full weekend of April. I hope everyone is enjoying this weekend. It has been in the 60's and it's so beautiful. I'm glad that it's warming up because my daughter starts her soccer games this Tuesday. Not to brag but she is one of the top players on her team. She is so excited but not o wear her mouth guard. She just had braces put on her teeth Tuesday. Her teeth are hurting but I tell her she has to start eating with them or she would never get use to them. She just wants to live on pudding, jello, and yogurt. I let her do it for two days and that was it. She says the worst part is she can't chew her gum anymore. That is one of her favorite things. I might save alot of money though not buying it all. LOL
Our sponsor for this week's challenge is the great owner Robyn. If you haven't seen all of her images, take some time to see the wonderful categories for the images she has.
Here is every one's favorite challenge. "Anything Goes." Of course, it's my favorite also. The image I chose from Robyn's Shop is called Friends Forever. These cute little animals are so adorable. They look like they are having so much fun. I can say that my best friend is my husband, Tony. We have been together since I was sixteen. The only thing is he does not take pictures. Shame on him. Off topic again. The prize Robyn will be given this week is

3 Digital Images
Of The Winner's Choice
Here is the card that I called Best Friends.

I wish you could see more of the words that are on the paper. It does say best friends and besties. They do look happy. Here are the products that I used to make this card.
Cardstock - Close To My Heart
Paper - Colorbok and DCWV
Rhinestones - Studio G
Glitter on Heart - Ranger
Colored Pencils
Colored Markers
Again, remember to enter your projects at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. Can't wait to see all those projects that you decide to do. Our fabulous design team was able to make any kind of project they wanted so go to their blogs and take a look. Have a Wonderful Sunday!