Sunday, December 27, 2015


Hello to all that's reading my posts. Hope everyone had a Wonderful Christmas Friday!! We had a very nice one. 

For this week's challenge Sami Stamps will be our sponsor. I like the categories she calls "Freebies and Deals." There are many, many categories for you to choose from. There are holidays, seasons, fantasy, foods, flowers and way more for me to write. She was so gracious to let me work with the digital image called, "Frosty Flowers." This is a cute snowman holding poinsettia's. Well, that's what I colored them to be. I added paper that had snowman on it and used some snowman embellishments. I think it turned out cute. I didn't write Merry Christmas because you can used it just because it's winter time. So, here is the prize Sami Stamps is giving for this week's challenge.

$12.00 Gift Certificate
Sami Stamps Store

Very generous prize of her to give. So make sure you enter our challenge this week. Let me show you what I did to Frosty Flowers.

The flowers are not as dark as poinsettia's but I made them a lighter red with orange and yellow in the middle. Since my paper had snowmen with candy canes, I had ribbon that went perfect with it. Here are the rest of the items I used:

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio and My Paper Stash
Paper -- The Paper Studio
Frame -- Made From An Oval Stencil
Candy Cane Ribbon -- The Paper Studio (Candy Canes Satin)
Snowmen & Snowflake's Embellishments --  Dress It Up
Glitter -- Ranger (Crystal Ice Stickles)
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I did use many things to make this card but it was worth it. So take a chance and enter this great challenge over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. When your there take a look at what the other Design Team Members made for winter. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015


Good Morning Everyone!! Hope is all well with you today. I'm just doing my same old routine but have to go to the grocery store later. I usually try not to go on the weekends but my daughter and I are baking this week. While there we are just going to shop for it all, the Christmas dinner, dinner for the week and all the ingredients for the things we are baking. One thing we will be making is Buckeye's. When you live in Ohio you have to make sure you have those Buckeye's. The first year we made them they turned out so horrible. I thought I would never make them again but I found a very easy recipe on the internet. The next year they turned out great but I doubled the recipe and how so many I didn't know what to do with them all. Thank Goodness the kids friends came over. 

 All Dressed Up Stamps is our sponsor this week. Thank You so much for being generous with letting us use your stamps and that you sponsored this challenge. I love the winter stamps that she had and was glad that I was able to use this one called, "It's Snowing." Perfect for this weeks challenge of snowflakes. This is an image of a snowman with a little penguin on his shoulder with his branches in the air trying to catch the snowflakes. I have to say that I had fun making this one. Once I started coloring it, I knew all the items I wanted to use for everything. So let's see what All Dressed Up Stamps is giving for the prize this week and I will show you my card.

2 Digital Stamps
All Dressed Up Stamps

Now for the card:

I do hope you like it. I decided to do the snowflakes a little different. I used sequins instead of glitter. I used four snowflakes and their are some on the paper I used. See, the challenge is snowflakes plural. You have to have more then one snowflake. Here is the list of items that I used to make this card.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- Colorbok
Frame -- Spellbinders (Insert From Holiday Christmas Dies)
Lace -- Decorative Trim (Hobby Lobby)
Black Buttons -- Opaques (Licorice From Close To My Heart)
Snowflakes -- The Paper Studio
Sequins -- 8mm The Tree House
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I did use different items for this one but it turned out really cute in my opinion. I do hope you like it. Please join us in our challenge this week at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge. I know a lot of people will be busy but if you have a chance just stop by and add the project. 
Merry Christmas
And A
Happy New Year

Sunday, December 13, 2015


Good Morning to everyone. Hope you are enjoying December. It doesn't feel like it though around here. The temperatures has been in the 50's and 60's. Today it is suppose to reach in the 70's. We know were not having a white Christmas around here. Just a little bit of cold weather would help out though. I still don't have all my shopping done but I am getting close. I did finish my Christmas tree which if you follow me on facebook you would have seen it. I did it by myself and it was a little depressing. No one to talk to or even sing a little tune. My husband did let me splurge a little and I bought a new Angel for my tree topper. She's white and will go with every thing. Next year I am going to figure out how to put white lights under her dress and behind my Nativity Scene. 

This week's challenge gives you another chance to make some final Christmas Cards. You can add that Christmas die that you have been waiting to use. Anne's Digital Art is our great artist's of the week. She is a lovely artist and she actually allowed me to work with her image "Christmas Balls." These are three Christmas ornaments sitting together in a pile. I colored all three different colors and put some glitter on a couple. I will show them on my card but first I need to tell you the prize Anne is giving this week.

4 Digital Stamps
Anne's Digital Art

Here is the card with her "Christmas Balls" which I maned my card, "Ornament's Of Our Homes."

I like that I only had three colors all over this card. (Except for the little bit of Gold) I was surprised that I found this sentiment in a book that I was looking through for another card. I was happy when  I found them at the same time. Saved me time looking or thinking for a sentiment for one of the cards. Here is my list of items I used.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- My Christmas Stash
Red, Gold, Ice Stickles -- Ranger
Sentiment -- Ultimate Guide To The Perfect Card
Font -- Monotype Corsiva
Circle with Balls Background -- Spellbinders
Embossing Folder -- Cuttlebug
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Thank You for stopping by. It was great to let you know about the challenge, the sponsor and where you go to enter. Take a look at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog for all the cards the design team made and all the answers you have questions to.

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Welcome to the first weekend of December. Hope you are enjoying the beginning of the month so far. I love Christmas but when it hits December I start loosing my mind. I have to finish my shopping, finish the tree, decorate the house, and start making goodies. This is the first year My Husband, Kids and Me will be celebrating Christmas in our new house. We even received an early Christmas gift from my husband's mom. Our very new Christmas tree that is actually big. When we were cramped in the old house we had a little tree and just the kids ornaments will fit on it. None of the other ornaments we had would fit. It's starting to look pretty and I did buy a new tree topper. Beautiful Angel dressed in white with a tiny bit of gold. I'm hoping to have the tree done today.

Robyn's has been busy revealing her new Fall/Winter images that she still had enough time to let her design team use another new image. Now you will see how someone else used the image in their own way from the reveal. So, as you can see, Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog will be our sponsor for this week's challenge and this is one of my favorite challenges. It has helped me get my Christmas cards done for the year. The Christmas digital image I used is called "Polar Santa." This polar bear is absolutely adorable and was fun to color. Before I tell you about the card, here is the prize Robyn is giving. 

3 Images

So, the background paper of my card is suppose to have mittens and stockings on it but the embellishments and the bear covered them. So I made little squares to show you what is on the paper. The paper was perfect for the images that I used. Here is Polar Santa

The picture turned out lighter then it really is. When I tried to darken it the picture was blurry. The background paper is like a midnight blue. I really thought Santa's Good and Bad List was so adorable that I just had to add it to the card. Here are the other items.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- Colorbok
Font -- Curlz MT In Bold Lettering
Glitter -- Ice Stickles By Ranger
Embellishments -- Dress It up
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I really hope you liked this card. I am very happy with it. The information for the challenge and also the sale we are having is on The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. Come and join in on the fun with your Christmas Cards. Can't wait to see them. 

Sunday, November 29, 2015


Hello!! How was every one's Thanksgiving that celebrates it? Good here. I actually seen all my kids and grand kids on one day. Doesn't happen that often around here. We were busy all week though. My daughter helped me this week since she had no school. We cut up our pumpkins to cook down and made four pies with enough left over for Christmas. We made two chocolate pies and started to prepare stuff for the big day. Then my husband cooked the turkey as usual and we actually had dinner by one o'clock. Friday was the day that I actually did absolutely nothing and even took at nap. It was nice to have a day like this. But now I need to get back to my routine and prepare myself for the Christmas season. All that shopping, decorating, wrapping, and then preparing for the big day and making of the dinner. Things are just going to fast this season.

So with the last week of November we will be making cards with yellow and brown. Our sponsor is A Day for Daisies. They have been very grateful in letting us use their images and sponsoring our challenges. Thank You for being so gracious. Your images are fantastic and I love working with them. The image that I used for this card is called, "Playing In The Pumpkin Patch." This image has two pumpkins with a boy sitting on the biggest one and a dog trying to get up to him. It's a really cute image so let's see the card I made but before I do let's tell you the great prize A Day For Daisies is giving that lucky winner

$12.00 Gift Card
A Day For Daisies Store

Here is "Playing In The Pumpkin Patch"

Isn't it cute. I loved this paper I had for the back ground. It's perfect for the challenge. I didn't have any sunflowers so I made flowers that had colors from a sunflower. I think it all turned out great. So let me tell you where all the items came from.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio & My Paper Stash
Paper -- K &Company
Flowers -- Creative Memories & Kaiser Crafts
Brown Brads -- Hot Off The Press
Pumpkin  Back Ground -- Clip Art
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I have had a great time with this card and writing this post for you to read. I would really love to see the cards that you come up with. So go to The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and enter your card. You will also see the Design Teams creations using brown and yellow. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Hope you are having a great Sunday!! Are you busy getting things ready for this week's Thanksgiving Dinner? I have been this weekend. I cut up all my pumpkins and cooked them down to make homemade pies. What was left went into the freezer for making pies for my Christmas dinner. Cleaning, cutting, and cooking the pumpkin takes so long but well worth the trouble. I do not like pumpkin from a can and have been cooking my own pumpkin for I don't know how long. I know I was young because people didn't think I would be doing something at that young of an age. The way I look at it, why was all the pumpkin when you can use it. Even the seeds can be cooked. In these days you have to use everything you can to save money.

Sorry for all the pumpkin talk. Let's get to the challenge for this week. I love autumn so doing this card was easier to do then some of the others. I had a great set of images to use from our sponsor "The Cutting Cafe." This set is called "Harvest Greetings Wreath." With this set you get large wreath images, small wreath images, two pages of sentiments, and pieces of a door for you to make. This is a very big set and the only thing that took me the longest to figure out what sentiment did I want to use. The other stuff was really easy. You will definitely want to have this set for your Autumn cards. On their site right know they have an adorable Turkey Treat Cup Set for you to make. It is so adorable. There is so much stuff in this store that I could not even tell you all of it. I strongly recommend you go and visit it. Then put in a project to win this prize from them.


So, let me show you the card I made with some of the images from this set. 

I wanted it to look like the door was on a log cabin house. I used autumn colors on the sign, door and the wreath. The sentiment was from the set and I just printed it on the orange paper so it would look better then putting white on it. There is a door knob in her set but I just used a black button. So here is the small list of items I used for this card. 

Cardstock -- All From My Stash
Paper -- The Paper Studio
Black Button -- My Stash
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

This was great that I found most of my items in my left over paper and buttons. I don't throw anything away that I think I can use. I actually have a tub of leftover paper. I use it as much as possible. This was a great post for me today. I like the card even though I didn't use a lot of items on it. Usually I make them with a lot of items. So, go over to The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and see all of our idea's that we made this week and enter your project.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Hope everyone is having a happy morning. I've been fighting a sinus infection but I get them every time the weather changes. I wish I knew why but this has been happening for years. The only good thing that happen this weekend is that I kept my grand kids for the weekend. They wanted to play with their aunt and uncle more than us. It was nice to just watch them. They grow up to fast. The one funny thing was when we were on our way home they kept talking about banana's. Finally, I did ask them what they were talking about and it was funny. They thought the moon looked like a banana and found it funny. The things they think of and amuse their selves with. 

Let's get to the challenge which I chose to use the dry embossing. I can be honest and say I have not tried wet embossing. It is something that I need to learn though. I was so lucky this week to use and image from Aurorawings. The image is called, "Sea Turtle Kiss." Beautiful little girl underwater with her turtles. I have to honestly say that I have bought many of Mitzi's images. They are beautiful and fun to color. Every once in awhile she will sell one of her new coloring books. Something you may want to watch for. So, Thank You Mitzi for letting me use this beautiful image. Mitzi is giving this to a lucky winner.

$10.00 Listed Value

Let's see the card that I made with "Sea Turtle Kisses."

See, she is very beautiful. I took some leaves and used glue dots to keep them together to make is look like seaweed. Found these turtles inside a button and took them apart to add some more of them. Then I added the bubbles to make it look like they are breathing coming up. You can't see the background paper that good but it is the same pattern as the embossing on this card. Now let me tell you where I bought everything.

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart & The Paper Studio
Paper --  K&Company
Embossing Folder -- Cuttlebug
Leaves, Turtles, & Bubbles -- Dress It Up
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

It's hard to say but we are at the end of another post with a new challenge. To read up on the rules in case you may have forgot, just go to Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and read up on them. Also take a look at what the design team made and enter that project your going to make. Feel free to leave some comments to let us know how you like what we made.

Challenges I entered

Monday, November 9, 2015


Hello!! Today I am here to reveal 2 of the new 20 Digital Stamps that Robyn's Fetish Stamps and More Store has added. These are absolutely the cutest images for Christmas and Winter. You probably will want to have all of them by the time you get done seeing them. Each of our Design Team members were given two images and some took a couple more to make a variety of projects for you to see with these new images. 

The first image that I used is called "Peppermint." Who doesn't like those little peppermint candies? So, I made a Christmas Wreath with them. The total project is homemade. Here's a picture for you.

Before I begin telling you about it. If you are wanting to do one of these make sure you have a little time to do one. I had the straw wreath for awhile and always wanted to make one of these. The material has peppermints all over it and is from Hobby Lobby. I cut and poked each square into the straw. I made the bow with Christmas Ribbon that had wire on each of the sides. The peppermints that are on the wreath are colored with glitter from Ranger. Then I laminated the peppermints so they wouldn't bend. I loved these peppermints. There were lots of projects I come up with but this was the one I wanted to tackle.

Then with the second image which is called "Snow Cabin" I made a Scrapbook Layout. This snow cabin is so cute with the Christmas lights and snow on the roof and window. When I seen this image I automatically knew I wanted to do a layout. One year my husband and I celebrated our anniversary in a cabin at a State park. Here's the layout with the story told on it.

Those Cabins are adorable. As you can see I did make three of them to make sure the image stood out. Of course you see that my children are there and that's what made the story. I used Snowflake paper from The Paper Studio for the background. All the glittered snowflakes are from Make It Christmas. I colored the cabins and all the white you see on them are glitter from Ranger. The font that I used for the story is Curlz MT. 

I do hope that you enjoyed my projects and will love the rest of the Design Teams projects. So, to see all the new 20 Digital Images just go to Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More. You won't be disappointed.

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Hope you are having a good start off to your day or evening according to where you live. It's starting to get a little colder here now. I don't mind the weather we are having now. It's great and I'm also loving the color of the trees. Although they are starting to fall off the trees. I'm not ready for Christmas though. But, my daughter is already starting to play the Christmas songs and wants to put up the tree. She is driving me crazy. She is being home schooled now and she started to play them everyday. She thinks it's hilarious when I start singing them and I don't even really know I'm doing it. I still thinking about Thanksgiving. It's going to be the first in our new home and it's going to be nice starting new traditions.

I love making baby cards so this was an easy card to make. The only thing is I don't know when to stop with the embellishments. I think I have to many around here that I don't know what I want to use. The set that I chose to use is called "Sweet Dreams Sheep." This is a set of two images and nine sentiments.  This very cute set is from our sponsor this week, Imagine That is our wonderful sponsor this week. They have many sets of digital stamps and she also has tutorials on there if you would like to learn something she has to show. Great place to get the prize from them and it is:

3 Digital Stamps

Now I want to show you my baby card with "Sweet Dreams Sheep."

I did get the idea for the quilt from the colored image that she has. It's colored differently. I used three different colors, brads and faux stitching. I also used one of her sentiments that she had on the set I used. Here are the rest of the items that I used on this card.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- The Paper Studio (Petite BeBe Stack)
Glittered Snowflakes -- Make It Christmas
Brads -- My Stash
Other Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Glitter On Lamb -- Ice Stickles By Ranger
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I can't wait for you to see the rest of the Design Teams Cards. If you would like to see their cards and also enter into our challenge you just need to go to Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. You will see everything their and also the rules for our challenge.

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Happy November!! The first day of November and also the first day of time change. Then we also have a new challenge. A lot of new things going on today. For all of you that believe in the holiday of Halloween I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I did and I also went to my Grandson's Birthday party on the 31st. They should of had a Halloween party for it but they are young except my grandson will be 6 years old on the 10th of this month. This just happen to be my sons weekend to have his son. I love watching little kids faces when they are opening gifts. It is so precious. The only thing that shocked me was my grandson folded his jeans after he looked at each pair. Lastly, I just want to wish my grandson, Hayden, a Happy Wonderful Birthday.

In my mind I think Thanksgiving is a lost holiday. This is very sad but all the stores put things out for Halloween and then Christmas at the same time. You may find a small isle items for this holiday so this is a great chance to make things for the Holiday that needs to be remembered. So I'm really happy that Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog has decided to make this Thanksgiving challenge. Robyn is also our great sponsor this week. She allowed me to use an image called "Sunflower 1." I also did get to use a sentiment off the set "Fall Sentiments." So with the two images I had made seating cards for our Thanksgiving dinner. Inside they are suppose to write what they are grateful for. I don't know how everyone will like this but I hope they do. So, let's see what Robyn will be giving away this week.

3 Images
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog

Here is the seating for our Thanksgiving Feast.

They are not exactly the same but very close. I think they turned out great for a colorful table. These were really easy to make and took few items also. Here they are:

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- DCWV
Font -- Harrington
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Well I hope you have a Wonderful Week and I will see you next weekend.

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Good Morning!! It's been one soggy weekend here. A great time to watch scary movies and do some crafting. Everyone here had their own things they wanted to do so I stayed home and did my usual. No one likes the movies I watch so this was a perfect time to catch up on some I haven't seen. Everyone is use to me doing some of my crafting in the evenings while I try and watch TV at the same time with them. Plus, my cat has a cold so she has been sitting beside me the whole weekend. She is getting a little better today. I'm glad, she was scaring me there for a minute.

I love this week's challenge and we have a great sponsor for it. Limited Runs Digi Stamps has the cutest images for Halloween projects. These images are not ones that would scare the kids. They have also released some new digis and have many many categories of the images they have. I used the image "Witch and Sign." She is the cutest little girl that has fallen with her sign in her hands but she is still smiling. I made my card with her and spiders since there is a spider on the image. So, let's get to the prize so you can see my card.

3 Digital Stamps
Limited Runs Store

Now I want to show you the card I made with the "Witch and Sign."

The sign was blank so I added the Happy Halloween on it. The font that I used looks a little scary. It's called, "Chiller." This is one of my favorite fonts to use. This was a very easy card to make and very little items that I used. Here is my items.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- DCWV
Little Witch Sign -- EK Success (Inspirables)
Font -- Chiller
Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils 

See, it was a little simple. Just coming up with the idea was the hardest part, So I hope to see your Halloween projects over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. Good Luck to you all!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Good Morning Everyone!! Hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was great for once. My little bother married the love of his life. The ceremony was very beautiful and so was the bride. Yes, my brother was very handsome. The two of them are very blessed to have each other. They are an amazing couple. They had a ceremony with their closest family and friends. Then on Saturday they had a second reception for everyone they knew and more of the family that didn't come Friday night. They were married at a place called the Kelton House Museum. In the basement was a display of the old under ground railroad that people had been through. They had a lot of information on people that had been through there. This place was so beautiful. Perfect place for this perfect couple.

Sorry so long but I am still excited. DeeDee's Digis is our sponsor for this week's challenge. They offer many things in their store. There are digital images, digital papers, digi of the month and that's just a little of what is there. I would really love for you take a little bit of your time to visit their store. This store does offer a lot for your digital needs. The digital image I used was from a set called "Autumn Blessings." Since we had to use more that 2 pumpkins, I used one of the images three times and used their sentiment of "Happy Thanksgiving." They are offering a great prize.

$15.00 Gift Coupon
DeeDee's Digis Store

That's something you would want to enter for. Especially using pumpkins for the holidays coming up. So, lets show you two of the images I used to make my Thanksgiving Card.

I hope you like it. The row of three pumpkins is one of the images I used and the Happy Thanksgiving is the second. I wanted the candles to look like they were a cream color so they would be noticeable. I have pumpkin paper, two more 3D pumpkins and the strip of pumpkins above the image. I wanted to put as many pumpkins as I could for this card. So here is the items used and who made them.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- DCWV
3D Pumpkins -- The Paper Studio
Row Of Little Pumpkins -- K&Company
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Another posts that I'm done with this month. It's going so fast that November will be here before long. The counting down for Christmas just makes me feel a little rushed already to get it done. How crazy is that. Just remember that Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog if where you need to be to see the challenge and the Design Teams Work.

Saturday, October 17, 2015


Hello Again!! Seems like it's been a long time since I made a project for you here at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends. Is everyone loving the fall weather. I love Autumn with changing of the leaves and the much cooler weather. Now with our new house, we will have to start raking leaves that I didn't miss at the last place I lived. It will be nice to have them in a pile and let the grand kids play in them. These are the times you get some of your greatest pictures when they are young. I still remember when my kids did it. Very happy days to remember since one of your children has kids to enjoy it just like he did.

Well, for this challenge, "Anything Goes," we have a total of three sponsors giving out prizes to some lucky winners. Everyone loves to get free images to use on new cards that you want to make. Some for the images has been great with some of the Scrapbook Page Layouts. Well I'm excited to get started meeting our three sponsors for this challenge. 

Sponsor 1

Karleigh Sue Digi's is our first sponsor for this second challenge of the month. They will be giving someone 3 images from their store.

Sponsor 2 is our next sponsor that will be giving a prize of 3 images from their store. This store carries Sweet & Spooky Creepy designs and they also carry merchandise for you to purchase. This is the first time that I have heard of this etsy store and their a lot of images that are cute compared to how many that are spooky. It's a nice store that you should go and see for yourself.

Sponsor 3

Lemon Shortbread is the last of our sponsors and the store that I have received my image from.
They will be giving another one of our winners 3 images from their store. I love the images there and this would be the prize I would like to go with. The image that I used is called "Christmas Ornament." She is a beautiful girl holding one ornament. Looks like she maybe hanging it on a tree. With this Christmas ornament I actually added another card to my Christmas Cards this year. Here is how I used this image to make my card.

I really do hope you like it. I used poinsettia background paper and then added all the other poinsettia's around her. I focused more on the flowers than I did the ornament. You can always add ornaments to a page but when I saw this paper I knew what I wanted to do. 

I do hope you go and visit all our sponsors and what the great design team made. Just go to Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends to see all the great work from the Design Team and also add you project for us to see. Love seeing the things that you come up with.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Good Sunday Morning!! I'm hoping everyone is at least. I'm just glad that my Saturday is over. My little brother is getting married Friday evening and I had to go and find a dress to wear. I don't mind shopping for others or with others but not for myself. All it does is depress me and I end up crying. I'm not lucky like some of those women that put on a great dress and walk out looking perfect. I am what America calls the average size woman that industries don't make pretty or cute clothes for. If you do find something that you like, it never looks the same on as it did off. So after a day of shopping, I ended up with a nice shirt and dress pants. The usual for me because nothing else works. I would like to wear a dress just one time.

Oak Pond Creations is our sponsor of this week's challenge. This is an etsy store that has very cute images. They have sponsored some of our challenges before and we are grateful that they are sponsoring us again this week. I choose the digital image "Halloween Friends." There is a owl, cat, and bat. I added some ghosts to be friends right along with them. This card is a new fold that I have never tried before. But, before I tell you about the card, I want to let you know about the prize for this week.

3 Digital Images
Oak Pond Creations Store

With the card that I made, I used a Double Gated Fold. I wanted to try something different and I think I did pretty good. The only thing that I think is wrong is the very first fold. I think it's suppose to turn the opposite way but I didn't figure is out until the whole thing was done. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. The only thing I would want to change is the size of the card. I would have wanted to make it a little bigger. So here is the card with "Halloween Friends."

I hope you like it. You may be able to see that first fold and judge for yourself if it's turned the right or wrong way. I have had that little sign that says boo since I started scrapbooking. I just found it in the move. I have more with different sayings that are going to become useful in the future. I tried to get the picture to show up brighter but I think the orange I used was just to bright. I used a little bit of the patterned paper behind the image and on the outside of the card. Here is where everything came from

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio & My Stash
Paper -- DCWV
Boo Sign -- EK Success
Embellishments -- Dress It Up
1 1/4" Circle -- Close To My Heart
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I don't know if you will find any of the boo signs but you can use anything in that spot. If you have a time making a card, I would suggest trying to make one of these. I found the directions on the Internet. Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog is where you will see it all. The challenge for this week, the place where you add your project, tutorials, and we also have a newsletter for you to sign up for. Lots of information and the design teams cards are there also. So, have a look and I will see you next week.

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Wow!! I can officially say that we are in the first week into October. My favorite time of year and one of my favorite month's because of it being a Halloween month. With all the kids being older, they don't get into it that much but I still do. I do it for me, the grand kids and for other's to see what I did with my house for the holiday. I also have to do the dreaded cleaning of the register's. Since I just moved in here, I looked in one and I don't know what year they were last done. Wish I had the money to call one of those company's that clean all the ducts and everything to do with the register's. 

We have the greatest Robyn's Fetish to sponsor us for this week's challenge. Did you see all the new images last week that she revealed? I love everyone of them. I had fun using the ones that I was able to. The ghosts I made on the lights are so adorable. I added another thing to my Halloween decorations for the house. Just think you could get one if you are this week's winner. Samantha the Witch is another adorable one that I can't wait to use on one of my projects. Let me tell you about the image I used this week for add leaves. I added a bunch of them. Real in the photo's and fake on the page. That's right, I made a Scrapbook Layout. My image is called Fall Fun. She's a little girl playing outside with the leaves. Very adorable and fun to color the leaves with many colors. I'm excited to show you my project but I need to tell you what you can win this week. 

3 Images Of Your Choice

So, this layout is of my three children when they were little. I found these pictures as I was putting things away. Joshua was 11 years old, Jordan was 8 years old, and Jelissa was 14 months. Thank goodness I wrote their ages on the back of the pictures. Here's my layout.

I hope you enjoy the layout. The pictures were taken back when I didn't know how to crop and didn't have the greatest camera. So you may have to click on the photo is you want to see them. The rest is very bright and beautiful and you can see the image. Plus, she also is surrounded by the ribbon frame. Here is where the items came from.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio & My Paper Stash
Paper -- The Paper Studio
Orange & Brown Dotted Ribbon -- The Ribbon Boutique
Font -- Elephant
Paper Embellishments -- K & Company
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils 

It's time to go. I have many things on my list today to do while the husband is home. He has the "Honey Do List." LOL Not often he's here for a whole day. I have to take advantage of this. See you next week and enjoy.

Monday, September 28, 2015


Here is a post you don't want to miss. We are revealing Robyn's Fetish New Autumn Digital Stamps that she is adding to her store today. You are going to love these. There are a total of 16 digital images she will be revealing. Our design team used a couple of the images each. So you will be seeing all the new images made in many ways by our design team. I was lucky and received 3 of the new images to work with. The names of these are Boo Too You Too, Little Pumpkin Head, and Happy Scarecrow. The little pumpkin and scarecrow are used together to make a scrapbook layout. Let me show you the first project I have using "Boo To You Too."

As you can see I made ghost ornaments for my string of Halloween Lights.These lights ornaments were easy to make. I have a little more to do to finish the strand of lights. I think they look adorable hanging from my mantel. All that I used to make these was Card Board, Black Marker, Blue Pencil around the edges, and then I laminated them so they wouldn't get destroyed if I used them outside. The second project was a Scrapbook Layout.

Now this is where I used the two digital images called "Little Pumpkin Head" and "Happy Scarecrow." I made a little pumpkin patch with the images and my Grand Daughter Remie. This was cute because she has read hair that went perfect with all of the layout. The items that I used was Cardstock, Paper, 3D Pumpkins that was all from The Paper Studio, 3D Sentiments were from Paper House. Besides my Grand Daughter I think I love the way I colored the Scarecrow the best. I just think he turned out adorable.

So to see all 16 images just go to Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More Store. Look at all the images and then go to Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog to see what our design team made with all the images. So go and see some wonderful images that you will definitely want to add to your collection.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Hello Again!! Hope everyone had a great week. Mine was very emotional. I found out that my carpal tunnel has come back and it is much worse this time. My fingers will stay numb if the medicine will not work. If that doesn't work then a test on the nerves around my wrist, then onto surgery. I'm trying to avoid the surgery but they say sooner or later it is going to have to be done. I have a hard time working on things for a period of times. Mornings are the best so that's when I try to get everything done that I can. I'm still getting my cards done and some layouts but when I can't I will be devastated. Let's get to a better subject. Out new challenge. 

This week's challenge is sponsored by Lacy Sunshine. Her store is so colorful and she has the cutest images. I think I have said it before but I'm going to say it again. The images with the big eyes draws me to her store. I think the eyes make the images even cuter. The image that she graciously let me use is called "Winnie Light Tester." Winnie is so cute with her big eyes and she is trying to untangle a string of lights for a Christmas Tree. She even has a cute little light on the top of her hat. I'm glad that Lacy Sunshine was a sponsor for us again. I know I really appreciate it. She is also giving out a nice prize for someone to win.

3 Digital Stamps
Lacy Sunshine Store.

Now that I have explained Lacy Sunshine's store and my image let me show you the card that I made. I know it will be obvious but I made a rectangle card. 

I tried every way I could but could not get the colors of her shirt to show up. I used a coral and lavender to color the shirt. I wish you could see it because the color is there. I had those individual lights that I wanted to use and I just bought this tree even though it's old die cut. So, these are the items I used for making this card.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- DCWV
Christmas Tree -- Spellbinder's Shape-abilities (2012 Holiday Tree)
Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils  

Well I'm at another end of a post. I also have another Christmas card done for Christmas. I need to see how many more I need. Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog has all the rules for the challenge and cards from our great design team to give you some inspiration. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015


Good Morning. Hope you're enjoying the first weekend of fall. Of course, our first day was rainy and did stop before my daughter's 16th Birthday Bonn-Fire. We totally went and did something different then her friends have done in the past years. We had hay bales, smores, and a lot of food and cake. We even have food left to have dinner again today. It did get very cold so us old folk came in for the heat of the house and leave her to her friends. She had a great time and that I am grateful for. It was all worth it in the end.

The East Wind is sponsoring this week's oriental challenge. They were kind enough to let me choose one of their images. The image I chose is called "Aurora Cabbage Butterflies." The name just screams oriental. The East Wind has very beautiful images. I love the way the hair flows or is put up in some kind of fashion. I love butterflies and the dress the lady was wearing. I can honestly tell you that I'm still trying to get the hang of making oriental cards. I don't know why but my mind goes blank when I think of making something. Maybe if I get an oriental book and read it, I could learn more and then know more of what to make. So before I show you what I did make I want to tell you what the East Wind is giving as a prize this week.

3 Single Digital Stamps
The Est Wind

You will have no problem finding something that you will like from their etsy store. So, here is my interpretation of an oriental card.

Since their was butterflies in the name I wanted to put butterflies on the card. The other paper I wanted to use I thought would be perfect but couldn't come up with anything else to go with it. So I used the butterfly paper and embossed cardstock with a butterfly folder. The flowers did remind me of oriental so I hope they so match the theme. Here are where the items came from.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- Colorbok
Embossed Butterflies -- Cuttlebug Folder
3D Butterfly -- K&Company
Flowers -- Wild Orchid Crafts
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I hope you enjoyed the way I made my oriental card. I wanted to make the dress with different colors so I hope you can figure out all three colors. This did take me a little while. I can't wait to see what your take is on oriental. So go to The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and enter your card. You will also find information on how to become a member of our design team. We really do have fun and were like a family. Have a Great Week and I will see you next week with a different challenge

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Hello to everyone. I'm back from my month's vacation off and ready to start with my new challenge. My move had some cliches and it was very long for all of us. There was something that needed fixed before we closed and that held us up for a week and when the day came to close the owners were still trying to get their things out. But, in the end, we made it and we love our new home. 

I'm excited to get back in the groove again so I can see some very lovely projects that you will all be making. So, let's start with the first of our 3 sponsors. 

Sponsor #1

They are having a great sale going on right now. All Fall/Halloween and Christmas images are 40% off. That's a great deal they have going on but you can win images just by entering our challenge. Now the prize that they are giving away is 2 images and if you use one of their stamps the prize changes to 3 stamps.  

Sponsor #2

This is an etsy store worth taking the time to go and look. She has the cutest little characters for you to choose from. The Halloween images are so adorable. You could use them to make cute invitations for a party or just a card for a little child. The prize that they will be giving is 3 images from their etsy store. Now to the last sponsor

Sponsor #3

I used the image Petal from this etsy store. They have very adorable images and I'm glad that I was able to choose an image from them. This image is a sweet little girl sitting on petals of a flower. I colored her first and then picked everything else that I made it with. So here is the card that I made with Petal

I do hope that you like her. I think she turned out great. So it's your turn to make those projects and enter them in Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Good Morning!! It may be dreary here but I'm happy to wake up in my home. It's starting to feel like home and just not a house we bought. It's taking me awhile to get everything unpacked but it's getting closer and closer. Still trying to find some of my scrapbooking stuff but I'm impressed with what I have found. There is stuff I never knew I had. I had a smaller place so things were placed anywhere they would go. I must have forgotten all those places because it's like Christmas opening a box. Don't get wrong, I'm still going to stores to get things that I haven't found yet. I'm still loving that because some items end up in the cart that I wasn't looking for. You can never have enough supplies. I have to Thank those people that didn't put the items I needed where they were suppose to be. LOL

Bugaboo Digi Stamps is our sponsor this week who let me use their great image. This is a store that you should really put in your favorites and subscribe to the newsletter. I get an e-mail from them with a freebie you can get from their store and they show their new releases. Love it. So here is a little about my image. Bugaboo had stamps with numbers and little people standing with them. I picked "Peekers 4" because my grand daughter will be four in April plus the little person is a girl. How could I go wrong with this. So before I show you my card, here is the prize someone will win on this challenge.

$21.00 Gift Certificate
Bugaboo Digi Stamp Store

WOW!! What a great prize. So, here is "Your 4th Birthday."

I had this idea of making the card in the shape of the number four. I'm glad that it turned out. I really like the way that it turned out. The two sided paper helped me match the colors perfectly. I may have to try them a little more. Here are the items that I used to make this card.

Cardstock -- The Final Touch
Paper -- My Mind's Eye (Lost and Found 2)
Template I Used -- Woodpile Fun (Needed Something Sturdy)
Pink Pearls -- Prima (Say It With Pearls)
Big White Flower -- Handmade Prima Flowers
White Flowers With Beads -- Hobby Lobby
All Other Flowers -- Wild Orchid Crafts
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I really hope you enjoyed the post that I did today. Hopefully it will give you some inspiration for you to make your card. All the rules are on Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and while yo are there take a look at what the other team members made with their number. I will see you next week with a whole new challenge. 

Don't forgot that we are still having our Dt call until the end of the month. You don't need any experience to join. Come and join us. You will be glad you did. The information for this is also on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

Challenges I have entered