Sunday, May 31, 2015


Good Morning!!! I hope that the rest of your Memorial Weekend was nice. Mine was OK, but , this weekend was really nice. My daughter is finished with this school year and she is now officially a sophomore. I'm not to say that because she doesn't want to grow up or even be a sophomore. She was this same way before she went into her freshman year. So, yesterday we went shopping and I mean shopping. My husband was with us so did go to some manly stores. We made her day because we went shopping for summer clothes for her and some other things she wanted. It was nice just hanging out all day as a family since she hasn't been home since her last day of school. You would think they would take a break from each other for awhile. I'm just glad that she is enjoying her teenage years before she does have to grow up and be an adult. When that comes I will be lost because all my kids will be gone. I look at it also more time with the hubby.

Wow, I didn't mean to right a book. Now, let's get to our great sponsor and another great challenge. We get to make our own flowers. I'm still learning how to make different one's so I made mine from an editorial from Edwina (One of Our Design Team Members). Every week she has a new tutorial on our site that you can learn different things she makes. Sami Stamps is our great sponsor for this week. They actually just released a new stamp called, "Birthday Balloon Friends." You may want to check this out so you can enter the challenge to win that. They let me use the digital stamp "Little Boy Dreams." He is a cute little baby that is sleeping. I could of went with several sketches that I thought of but this one was different then I have made. I think it turned out cute. Here is the prize for our lucky winner.

$12.00 Gift Certificate
Sami's Stamp Shop

Here is my card called "The Greatest Gift"

My flower is a little big but I think it is cute with the elephant in the middle. It doesn't matter how little I start making one of these flowers, they always end up bigger then I wanted. I will get it one of these days. I do know if I used yellow and brown it could have been a sun flower. While I was shopping yesterday, I actually bought a book to show me how to make about 100 different flowers. It will be exciting to work with. Now here are the items that I used to make my little card.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- The Paper Studio & Debbie Mumm
Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Flower -- RibbonFX (Blue Polka Dot) & Decorative Trim (White)
Rhinestones -- The Paper Studio
Font -- Joshshand
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Thank You for stopping by this week. I do hope to see your creations with the flowers that you made. When you do go to Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog take a look at all the different the flowers the design team made to give you some ideas. Have a great week and I will see you soon.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


Well, here we are, another Sunday morning with a new post from me. I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend. Mine isn't to bad. My daughter is with her best friend for the whole weekend and my son has plans of his own. So it's just me and my husband. We are actually doing things around the house that has needed to be done for years. I know I haven't said anything but we have been looking for a house to move to since February. It's a lot harder then I would have ever thought. So, we just want to get rid of stuff that we don't use, need or it's just plain trash. A lot of stuff has been leaving this house over these last couple of months but that's less we will have to move with us. I will keep you in touch if we find one. 

I'm happy that we have this challenge. The theme is "Anything Goes." I usually try and make a scrapbook layout but didn't quite have the pictures to go with my image. My image is called "Well This Is Embarrassing" and the image is from Paper Addictions. If your looking for animals this is the place to go. My image is of a bird in a bird bath putting his wings in front like he is naked. Very adorable. I used bubble paper and then made an outdoor look to the card. I enjoyed coloring this little bird. Instead of a blue color, I went with a yellow and orange card. Paper Addictions is generously giving the winner

5 Digital Stamps
The Paper Addictions Store

So here is the card that I named "Days To Remember."

Isn't he cute. These Gnomes went perfectly with the outdoor scene I was going for. Who could not remember a day like this happening to them. I know I wouldn't. Here is what the card is made of.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- Karen Foster
Sentiment -- Inspiration Station by Betsy Flot
Font -- Curlz MT
Gnomes -- Dress It Up
Pink Flowers -- Creativeco-op (My Moments)
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I'm going to finish this post and get some packing done today. I don't want to wait until the last minute. It's just items that we don't use at this moment so I won't be missing it. I do have a little space that I am keeping the most of my scrapbooking stuff in. I want to keep up on my cards. So enjoy the rest of your Memorial Day weekend and I will see you next Sunday.

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Good Morning!!! How is this weekend treating you? Hopefully you enjoyed the outdoors. I did a little before it started raining. Rain doesn't bother me though. I would like to tell you about the cutest little thing I seen. My Grandson Hayden graduated from Pre-School. Schools didn't have this when my children was at that age. He had his little cap and gown with a medal that was a tiger that said I graduated pre-school. How precious was this. The sang a couple of songs which they danced to and then received that little diploma to make it official. I cried, then laughed when they were dancing. I am a very proud Grandma and this kid is very loved also. I am also proud of him. He had many relatives there to see him and I was glad to be a part of it.

Well, I did go on a little bit but it was an adorable thing to watch. The Paper Shelter is our sponsor for this challenge. Besides having digital images, they also have 6x6 digital paper packs, accessories and printables. This is a very great place to look for different items. I was so lucky that I was allowed to use a beautiful digital image. The image is called "Moon Spell." This is a beautiful little girl laying on a tree branch with the moon up above her. This was great to add the stars to this card. We do have to use more then one star on the card that we made. That was not a problem with the card I did. So before you see all my stars here is the prize for this weeks challenge.

$15.00 Gift Certificate
The Paper Shelter Store

This is a great prize for someone to win this week. Here is my card that I called My Only Star.

As you can see I did use many stars. I thought I had paper that was lines of stars but it was circles and each line was a different color. You really can't see the red, oranges, and yellows that are behind the circle the image is on. I really do love this image. She is very beautiful. Let me show you the items I used to to make this card.

Cardstock -- The Paper Shelter & DCWV (The Pet Stack)
Blue Paper -- My Stash
Punch -- Martha Stewart (Circle Border Punch--Eyelet Doily)
Stars -- Dress It Up
Quote -- Inspiration Station By Betsy Flot
Font -- Euphoria Script
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Thank You again for stopping by and looking at the challenge Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog is hosting. Lots of inspiration there and I hope I inspired some of you to. Have a Wonderful Week!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Hello!! Here is a post for the challenge of Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. This is the second challenge for the month of May. It's getting really close to Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer. I'm sure my daughter will be glad she is done with school for this year. She and her friends already know what they are doing this summer. She usually spends at least three weeks throughout the summer with one friend and another has her license so they have many plans together also. Well let's start off with the first of three sponsors that are giving prizes to our lucky winners.

Here is Faery Ink. They have many different categories. Many different and great images for you to use. There are categories that you probably have never even thought of. This is not the sponsor that I used my image from but there are great projects on our challenge blog that other design team members made from this site. The prize that they are giving away for this challenge is 3 of their great images.

Make It Crafty is our second sponsor for this challenge. They have eight different categories with categories under those. Many, Many, Many digital stamps there for you to choose from. They also have rubber stamps to. I would really go and see this site to see all these incredible images. Again, this is not the sponsor that I used my image from. It's coming up next but here is the prize from Make It Crafty. A $10.00 Gift Certificate To Their Store

Now we are to the store that I used. This sponsor is The Stamping Boutique. Another fabulous store.  I was so excited looking through their images that it did take awhile. First I am a great collector of Noah's Ark. so when I seen this image in their store, I knew this was what I was going to work with. I was a little shocked that the layout I made was easy to me to make and the papers were great with it. Before I tell you anymore about my layout let me tell you about the prize. Two Images But If You Use A Stamping Boutique Image You Will Receive 3 Images.

My layout is called Michelle's Little Ark. I didn't have enough room to put that title on my page. I don't have all my animals on there but I used these one because they all were born within a year of each other. The two cats that have just a angel on them are the cats that has passed away. They were part of our family and it still hurts that they are gone. So, on the top row is Marshmallow, Raven and Tom. On the bottom is Scrappy and Kiera. The dogs are pure breed so I will just give you their nick names. The others are rather long. I had embellishments for cats and dogs. I also added some animals for the Noah's Ark. I think the page turned out great. At least I think so.

Well now you know our sponsors, prizes, and seen my layout so we are at the end of the line. I hope you participate in this challenge. Anything Goes is the best challenge to enter. I have been able to make layouts to put into my family album. I will have to make another page for the rest of my animals though. So have a great Memorial Day and I will be back in the middle of June for another project from me.

Sunday, May 10, 2015



Good Morning!! It's a hot one here but it's to start getting cooler for this whole week. I'm excited for that. I hope all you mother's out there is having a great Mother's Day. Spending time with loved ones always brighten someones day. After so many years of not going down on Mother's Day to my husband's mom's, he decided that he wanted to do that this year. I don't go anywhere on this day so I'm happy to do this for him and his mother to.

The sponsor for this week is KPM Doodles. They have been very good to as for sponsoring our challenges in the past and for this one also. Many categories to choose from and they have the cutest images. I was able to work with a set called "Blue Bird Digital Stamp Set." Yes, I did say I used a set of digital images. With this set you get 7 digital images to choose from. There are birds, bird on a branch, single birds and two bird houses. The ones I used was a bird sitting on a bird bath and I also used 4 single birds. I do have many layers on this card. I used ovals for all the layering, a bird in the flower for a layer, and my base card to work on. I will show them and tell you were all the layers are but, first, I would like to tell you the winning prize for this week from KPM Doodles.

2 SETS Of Digital Stamps
KPM Doodles Store

That is one great prize. There are lots of great sets to choose from. Here is my card that I called "Splish, Splash."

I loved this paper and thought it would look great with this image. Now here are my layers and they are again all ovals. Of course the card is the first layer, then there are two ovals put together that are plain pink and also did one in plain green. With three of the colored paper is the layer behind the image and the image is the top layer. The bird in the flowers I consider to be a layer. So in total there are 6 layers. Not to bad for a card that is suppose to have layers. If your confused the background paper is sitting on my cardstock card. Here are the items that I used for this layered card.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- K & Company
White Flowers With Beads  -- Hobby Lobby
All Other Flowers  -- Wild Orchid Crafts
Leafs  -- Wild Orchid  Crafts
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I hope you really liked the card. At first it was not turning out good at all and I almost threw it in the trash. I had to sit on it a day before I finally figured out what I was going to do and finished it up in no time. I was excited that I really liked it in the end. So, it's time for me to leave and do my Sunday chores and go to visit my husband's mom for Mother's Day. I hope you all enjoy your Mother's Day and I will see you at the next challenge.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Hi to you all on this Sunday morning. The sun is so bright here and it's a little warm. Very nice weekend to get out with the family. I can honestly say that I had a terrific day yesterday. I went and seen my Grandson play his first Tee-Ball game. The kids were so adorable playing out there. They did keep score which was surprising for a Tee-Ball game. My grandson made one of the runs for his team. We were all yelling at him to run. When he hit the ball he started to go to third and we were yelling for him to go the other way. He did great after that. He had the cutest smile on his face when we were all yelling and then congratulating him. I remember his dad playing when he was that age and it's like watching him all over again.

Well, we are here to the part to tell you about our great sponsor. The sponsor is Robyn's Fetish. Robyn's is a very generous lady for letting us chose our images for our challenges. I went with a different project this week. I know it's spring but I did a scrapbook layout for Halloween. I found these pictures of my daughter when she was six and was Dracula. The image that I used was called "Count Dracula." Sometimes you do something not expected to WOW the readers. I'm so exited to show you my layout with Robyn's image that I'm going to tell you what she will be giving to the winner this week.

3 Digital Images 
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More

Finally, we are to that great part to see the project. I'm so excited to show everyone this. My daughter had no clue that I even was making this this week. She was shocked.

So, do you like this layout? She looks almost identical to the Count Dracula that I colored. I had fun making this and I think that's what I like about it. Doesn't take me as long to figure out how I want to do it and then it's done. So here are the items I used and then I will have to end my post. More projects to work on.

Cardstock --  The Paper Studio
Paper --  The Paper Studio & DCWV
Glitter Ghosts -- Dress It Up
Haunted House, Bats, & Moon -- The Paper Studio (La Petites)
Punch -- Martha Stuarts Spider Web Border Punch
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Thank You for stopping by and reading my post. I would love to hear what you think about my layout. I will let you know again that you just need to enter your projects at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. Have a friend, let them know about the challenge and there will be more to share with everyone. Have a Wonderful Week!!