Sunday, September 28, 2014


Good Morning! Welcome to the last weekend of September. Everyone is already posting how many days until Christmas on their personal blogs. Seeing those numbers really makes it more depressing for me. I usually have started on my shopping by now but I have not one thing. As the children grow up the prices of the things go up. It's hard to get what they want. So seeing those count downs are not helping me have a Christmas spirit.

Nicecrane Designs is our sponsor for this week's challenge. There images are beautiful and they have everything you can think of under the son. They were kind enough to let us use a set called "Pictures of Japan." Each of the design team picked one of the four images that was with this set. I picked the second image to use for my card. This set was perfect for our Oriental theme this week. Oriental, I have to say, is one theme that I am the worst at. I don't know why but I have had troubles with that theme. So before I tell you more about my card and show you it, I want to tell you what Nicecrane Designs is giving out for the prize this week.

$20.00 Gift Voucher
To Nicecrane Designs Store

My idea for the card was for the lady to be walking on a bridge with water underneath with fish in the water. Then I wanted to add some flowers. I can honestly tell you my card has nothing of that on there. It turned out horrible. So, I used the image and popped it off the card with two fans. I hope you enjoy what I ended up making.

I do hope that you liked how it turned out. There is one thing that is actually from Japan. The gold flowers with the flourishes. I was in a group where you swap scrapbooking items with other women. I was lucky to  have someone from Japan and she sent me items that I had never seen before. I've used most of them already. Let me tell you the rest of the items that I used to make this card.

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart & The Paper Studio
Paper -- My Mind's Eye
Gold Flowers With Flourishes -- MOMOYO
Pop-Ups -- The Paper Studio
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Thank You for stopping by and reading my post. I do hope you enjoyed the post. Feel free to leave a comment so I know how I did on this card. All the cards that the design team made are on Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and you can add your entry also. So, have a wonderful week and I will see you next week.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Good Morning to everyone. Sorry I was not here last week but my embossing machine was broke and I hadn't been able to get a new one yet. I feel like I'm my daughter's personal ATM machine. Everything hit me in two weeks and after it was all done I spent about $300 for everything. I'm not done either. I have her school fees coming up next month. I had to take all the money I had saved up for my machine to give to her. High school is more expensive then I would have ever thought. Last night was her very first homecoming. The dress code changed since I was in school. They actually were formal wear to these dances. I'm glad her dress was on sale because she needed shoes also. The girls went as a group and they were absolutely beautiful. 

I could go on and on but we have a challenge that we need to get to. As you can see you are to use a punch or die cut. I used a punch on mine and I think it turned out great. We have a great sponsor this week and they are Lacy Sunshine. I have used their images before and I was excited to used another one. The one I used this time is called Eleanor & Pickles "Decking The Halls." She is a cute little girl holding a Christmas wreath with Pickles the frog sitting on the wreath. So adorable. Before I show you my card let me tell you what that winner will win this week.

$20 Gift Certificate
Lacy Sunshine Store

Now I want to tell you a little bit about my card before I show you. The card is a 6 inch circle made like a wreath with my image in the middle. I put light bulbs around the punched wreath. Here is the card and I hope you enjoy it. 

Is this not the most adorable image. I didn't want to put the girl in Christmas colors. I wanted her to have a lighter color to offset the original Christmas colors. I love the way it turned out but I did make it a little big. Here is the items that I used to make this card. 

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart
Paper -- DCWV
Circle Punch -- Martha Stewart (Triple Loop Edge Punch)
Christmas Lights -- A Tree For Me
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I do hope you enjoyed this post and my card. Don't be afraid to leave me a comment to let me know what you think about the card. Of course, go to Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and look at the other cards that our design team made and then add your card for us all to see. Hope you have a wonderful week and I will see you next Sunday.

Sunday, September 7, 2014


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DAUGHTER JELISSA!! She has turned 15 today. She is already knows the month that she can go and get her temps. I wish she wasn't growing so fast. I wold also like to say Happy Birthday to my MOM and my friend Emily. Their birthdays are also today. Three people in one day is a lot of cards to be given and presents to. I think September is my busiest month for birthday's. My husband's is even this month on the 17th. 

Here we are with the famous challenge "Anything Goes." You can make any project for this challenge. This week I decided that I would make Christmas ornaments with my image. I think they turned out great. The image that I used was from our own Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More. The name of my image is called "Gilded Christmas Dove." You could make so many things with this beautiful dove. Maybe you could get it with the prize that Robyn is giving to our winner of this challenge. Here is the prize.

3 Images
The Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More

Now I would like to show you the ornaments that I have made. They are laying down right now because I didn't get them on something that had pine needles. My bushes were just cut and no one took the trimmings off of them and their were brown spots. So here they are.

I do hope that you did like these. I loved using dark colors on these so they would look great on the tree or even a wreath that I may end up making with some poinsettia's. I also thought about using these for a wedding layout. I had many different things in mind but could not do them all. These were simple to make so I will tell you the three things that I used.

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Well I hope these give you some inspiration or you may want to try one of the ideas I wrote above. Do what makes you happy and enter here at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. The other design members made different projects also so that would be great for you to look at. I hope you have a Wonderful Week and I will see you next Sunday.