Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sweet Stop Sketches

Hello Everyone,
I hope everyone's Christmas was a joyful one. I'm enjoying my new wall unit in my craftroom.
It's nice to work in an area where everything has it's rightful place. I have been working on some cards today for Sweet Stop Sketches. I've waited until the last minute to create these cards, so hopefully they don't look like I rushed.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Week!

Hello Everyone,

I have been sooo busy making Christmas presents and cards. I’ve been to parties and get togethers like everyone else, December flew by. Sad news!! I got into a wreck this past Saturday. A five car pile up,Thank God no one was hurt.Now I'm waiting to find out who will pay for my SUV to be fixed. Until then I'm borrowing cars until I hear from the insurance.Oh my such is life, I put my faith in God and pray for patience.
This week I have made a card for Delightful Sketches And I used there sketch as well to enter this card in Stamp Challenge As well. I wanted to enter two more challenges, however my week is flying by. Even with my Suv undriveable & Bob still sereaching for a job, my spirts are high and I'm looking foward to spending Christmas at home.

Card Reciepe:
Christmas paper pack,primsa pencils, & digi stamp by Elizabeth O.Dulemba’s .
Visit Elizabith O.Dulemba's site for more information on her artwork and her books.

Merry Christmas To Everyone

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas card with Bling,Shimmer & New stamp

Hello Everyone,
This week has been an emotional & busy week. Today is Thursday and I waited to the last minute to finish my Christmas card for these challenges:
I used the Sketch from The Sweet Stop Sketch
,to create this card. I also plan to submit this card inAllSorts of Challenges , which wanted you to bring out your Bling.

The last challenge I plan to submit this card in is Our Daily Bread Designs Blog ,the challenge was to make a Holiday card and make it shimmer. This is my first time creating a card for Allsorts Challenge & Our Daily Bread Designs. I hope you like my card, here’s the products I used for this card.

Nativity stamp from RubberNecker Stamps (New Stamp)
Black cardstock made by Brazzill from 7 Kids College Fund
Paper from Holiday Paper Pack
Green Shimmer from Shimmerz
Glitter bling from Michaels called
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby by Gallery Ribbons & Trim
Yellow used on the Stars 3D dimensional paint by

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day

Hello Everyone,

Happy Veterans Day, May God Bless our soldiers and their families. I was a military wife for 9years through the Gulf War, Operation Storm/Shield. I look back with fond memories and a thankful heart that my ex-husband served our military proudly. The scarifies he endured for us & he's country well never be forgotten. We were stationed in FT.Hood our last tour of duty. If you've never been to Killeen, Texas you should stop on by. My heart & prayers go out to the military & their families that have had to endure the senseless act one person.
I have created a card using the sketch from Delightful Sketches. Plus I have combined this sketch with a challenge for Stamp Something Challenge. Sorry the picture didn't come out well.

Card Reciepe

digi stamp from Picasa Webalbum,embellishments used were 1 ribbon from walmart,2 brads from Micheals by memory keepers.

Thanks for visiting my blog
Please post a comment if you get a chance.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge Plus Card for Jaimie

Hello Everyone I created this card for Stamp Something for Jaimie using a Sketch for Sketch and Stash Challenge. Please read about Jaimie and provide support,prayers and cards of incouragement. Sorry for such a short post, but I wanted to get this posted so I can watch Grey's. I indulge myself on Thursday watching the drama and HUNKY doctors on Grey's.

This card was created with Best Occasion Punch out Pack .I used Scribbles 3d paint (Micheals) for little dots on flowers. Brazzlin cardstock, and Digi image from Digi Stamp –
Picasa Webalbum
Have a Great weekend and Thanks for Stopping by


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mojo Monday Card & Birthday card for Daniel

Hello Everyone,
Do you live in an area that uses daylight saving time? It doesn't matter that we gained an hour of sleep! My body always feels sluggish every time it changes. I'm actually glad today is Wenesday. I miss visiting my family, and seeing all my little nieces and nephews.Hopefully I'll see my nephew play soccer this weekend. If you have been following my blog, in my last post I talked about Claire requesting birthday cards for Daniel. I decided because they live in England and I live in Texas I'd make a Cowboy card for Daniel. You know with the ten gallon hat....Everything Big in Texas look. I hope he likes it and I hope it gets there in time for he's birthday. Don't forget to stop by CraftyC’sCrafting Libary and see what Claire is creating next.
Here's what I used to make my card : Mojo Monday
Leaves background paper from Karen Foster Design Fall-Halloween-Christmas paper pack (Hobby Lobby) Leaves highlighted with Shimmerz
Cowboy rubber stamp from RubberNecker stamps

Brads by Making meromries (Hobby Lobby)

Thanks for Visiting


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Card for Delightful Sketches

Wow can you believe it! I made three cards in one week. My sister-in-law Armi has a birthday this week. My brother lives in Sugarland on the other side of Houston, so I can mail her card a little later, than I normally would. I made this card with a skecth from Delightful Sketches. They post new sketches every two weeks which gives you plenty of time to make a perfect card. For more info on their challenges visit their blog.
I used a digi stamp I got from Picasa Webalbum. The background paper is from the Paper Studio SO-SO-SWEET paper pack with glitter.
Flower ribbon purchased at Hobby Lobby. I used Shimmerz on the ribbon and flowers. Lastly I used a puffy paint for the center of each flower, and raised the image with dimensional dots.

Thanks for visiting.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Funny Halloween Card & Challenges

Hello again Everyone.

I'm so suprised I've made two cards in one weekend. I hope to finish one more, but we'll see. Today was a gloomy, rainy day. Makes you wonder if the witch in my card was having weather issues . This witch & phrase come from RubberNecker stamps, everything else was made with my cricut. I got a few suggestions to add some crows, which are hand made.

This card was not only fun to make but funny too.

I made this card for Stampin for the Weekend & Stamp Something Challenge. Both Challenges are Halloween themed. Stamp Something Challenge is sponsored by Cute Daisy May Digi Stamps. Donna from Bearly Mine Design is sponsoring Stampin for the Weekend. Check out there blogs for more information.

Have a great Week


Crazy 4 Challenges

Hello Everyone,
This was a beautiful weekend! The mesquites were out by the dozens, but other than that just wonderful! Bob's pug Moses is old even though & we know he can partially see from one eye.He functions normally and we have never experienced any problems. Well this weekend we took our dogs to the park & I was walking Moses.We were walking at a fairly fast pace. This surprised me, because Moses usually walks slowly. Well anyway: He walked into a tree!!! Yeah Walked into a tree!! I looked down just in time to see him hit he's head! He shook it off and nothing is wrong with him. But man do I feel soo bad! We all laughed & joked about it, but!! Well it got me thinking....I need to pay more attention when I'm walking him. Poor old dog.
Thanks again for stopping by. If you have a moment leave a comment thanks.
I decided to try a new challenge by: Crazy 4 ChallengesWe had to make a card using three geometric shapes. I used a triangle, oval and square. Stop by there blog and see what the wonderful Design Team has created! They have a wonderfully creative group of women.

Card Recipe
Brazilin card stock (orange & tan) (Rubberneckers)
Blue with tan swirl paper by me & My Big ideas paper stack Renee
Black Cardstock by Embassy (Wal-Mart) Tree stamp by Penny Black (Hobby Lobby)
Ink pad by Stampabilities (Hobby Lobby)
Owl by Stampabilities (Hobby Lobby)


Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm trying a new Challenge by Sketch Saturday

Hello Everyone,
I'm trying a new Challenge today for Sketch Staurday . This card was so much fun to make. I used some new products which gave the window a glass like look . This is my first Christmas card and I already know who it's going to. The Artwork by Elizabeth O. Dulemba.I'd like to buy Soap Soap Soap for my nieces and nephews from Elizabeth O. Dulemba.Visit her web-site for more info on her books and artwork @ . My little 3 year old niece Isabella has the swine flu (H1N1). Please say a prayer for Isabella.
Thanks for veiwing my blog.
Card Recipe:
Artwork by Elizabeth O.Dulemba (not digi stamp)
Paper pack
Glossy accents by Ranger-which makes a clear dimensional embellishment

Monday, October 19, 2009

I missed a challenge...OOh well Here's my card

Hello Everyone,

We had a wonderful weather this weekend! I got to see my nephew's soccer game, take the dogs to the park and make a card. I enjoyed myself this weekend...I even blog hopped. I was going to try a new sketch challenge by Sophisti Cat Challenge Blog but I missed it. Here's my card. I used a bunch of old supplies except for a new ribbon I bought at Hobby Lobby called ribbon trends. OOh yeah I also used Shimmerz, this product is so easy to use and it gives it just the right sparkle.

Thanks for stoping by


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Frankenstien made with Cricut for OCC Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Today I made a Frankenstien card for Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge. My cutfiles was made useing Geroge, very simply made. Next time I'm going to try to make him 3d. Take a look and tell me what you think. Thanks for visting my blog.


Mojo Monday Week 107

Hello everyone,

Just past the 3week mark of my healing time...another 5weeks to go. I'm taking it easy, walking, resting and crafting. Thanks to everyone for your kind words.
I created a card for Mojo MondayText. I made a cutfile for a Frankenstien head I hope to post the card later today. Thanks for visiting my blog.


Card recipe:

stamp: Flying wedgie Witch by Starving Artistamps, Inc

Colored: pastels & Lilac Shimmerz

Cardstock : Old paper pack (sorry don't know name)

Glittered dots made with glitter glue (dollar store)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Last Chance to win Winter Woodland cartridge

I copied This post from the Cricut community message board. Here's the link where you find this post

Help us celebrate our 100th Cricut cartridge—Winter Woodland! That’s right, we reached 100 cartridges. As a thank you for our great Cricut community members we want you to celebrate with us. So, we’re giving away 100 cartridges over the next five weeks (20 per week). Here’s how it will work. Each week we will be posting a thread. When you respond to the thread you will be entered to win. You can enter once by replying and you can enter a second time by posting on your blog about the celebration and linking back to the cartridge product page. Here is the link to include in your blog. Once you’ve posted on your blog with the link back you can post again to this thread.

Thanks for your continued support.

Good luck _____________________________AdminBecky

Thank You Becky & Provocraft. Good luck to everyone that enters.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Blog Hop Fun & Halloween Bags

Hello Everyone,
I participated in my first blog hop fromUnscripted Sketches. The Design Team blogs are an inspiration to view.
I won a prize from Beth InkyFingersRule Check out her blog . I love the Window Cafe card my fav! I just have to remind myself limit your computer time so you can get to crafting. Well that’s what I did on my blog hop day.
I made some Halloween Bags for my nieces and nephews. The small bags are for the 8month old and the year old babies in my family. Don'tcha just love your Cricut! This was my first time cutting fabric! Next will be cutting vinyl.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Unscripted Sketches Blog hop

Did you get to participate in Unscripted Sketches blog hop? I've never hopped around so much in one night. So many nice blogs, and so many Blog candy give aways.
Here are a few:
Dawn's Craft Place:Blog Candy to be choosen Oct.5th.
Dawn’s Craft Place

Great inspiration can me found at Cards n Greetings .Sharon is turning 50 and is celebrating by giving away some great blog candy. I’ve always wanted to try Promarkers, but afraid to try. I'll get my courage up and try, soon. Please hop on over to Cards n Greetings and wish Sharon a Happy Birthday.
Take a look at all she's giving away at
Cards n Greetings

I'm still on the mend from my surgery two weeks ago, but I'm starting to feel like me again.
I enjoyed my Saturday, browseing all the DT's blogs at Unscripted Sketches, and even found some blogs I can't wait to go back to. Sitting for long periods at a time is a little to much for me right now, but soon I'll have so much to read and be inspired by I'll have to start makeing a list of crafts to try, and cards I need to make.

Thank you to everyone for wishing me get well soon, and Thanks for browseing my blog.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Hello Bloggers,
Thanks for stopping by. These last couple of weeks has been exhausting. I've been feeling so tried, I knew something more had to be wrong. A few doctor appointments and test. I finally find out the results. I'm anemic and I have uterine fibroids. So in next few weeks I'll be having surgery. I'm a little worried about everything. Job,surgery,pain,dogs,...etc. I could use a lot of prayers. My bf maybe getting laid off and my daughter still hasn't found a job and it's been three months now.....So for now I'm leaving my troubles in Gods hands and pray everything will turn out alright. This weekend I managed to try a new Challenge at Triple the Sketch
Card recipe:
Digi image from Picasa Webalbum Butterfly embossed paper by: The Paper Studio So-So-Sweet paper pack. Butterfly by Indie Art cricut cartridge.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Grandpa's Birthday Card & New Challenge

Hello Everyone, Tomorrow is my Grandfathers birthday & Freddy’s too. I made this card for my Grandfathers birthday. Which is also for a new challenge I'm trying for Prairie paper & ink by Amy Rysavy. Amy has some good tutorials on her blog. For more on the Challenges and view her tutorials click on link above.

Card Recipe:

Digi image from Picasa Webalbum

Background paper is from an old Paper Pack I didn't keep the information on.
Colored with Crayola map pencils & Prismacolor Portrait set. I use baby oil instead of Gamsol, had too many headaches with Gamsol. Hope you like it and take a look at the blogs I've been surfing.

Have you looked at P.M.S (paper,markers & stamps). I surfed my evening away and found Carolyn Bounds blog. Besides being a teriffic crafter she writes you in to her life. Carolyn's 1st anniversary of blogging is here.Check out how to entry her Candy giveaway P.M.S August 18th is your last chance.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Three cards made this week

I'm sure I can do more than three cards, but this was a bad week physically for me.
I feel so drained and not myself lately. Hopefully these new vitamins I started taking today will help get me back to myself again.Todays card I created is for Mojo Monday .
I used stamp by: Rubbernecker, grass paper by amscan purchased at Hobby Lobby, Blue paper by Paper Studio. I also used a leather strip I had in my sewing scraps along with a brad. Hope you like him.

Please Visit Victoria May Cottage She has some great Blog candy. Tricia has created some great cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me! How many cards Can I post on birthday week?

Hello Everyone! Today's my 40th birthday again. I'd like to see how many cards I can make this week. Today I made a card for Sweet N Stop Challenge I flipped the sketch here's what I used:
A few old neglected paper....I don't even remember what the name of the paper pack it used to belong to. My old House-Mouse stamp called Hot Cocoa, My new Stampabilities "You Are A Blessing" stamp. Embossed, pastels, & water colors used to color. Hope you like it.

Blog Candy give away at Crafty Den. Check out her blog, she is sooo creative. I was looking back at her archives and man does she have a wide variety of stamps. Stop by and get inspired & check out how to enter for the blog candy
Crafty Den
August 23rd


Saturday, August 1, 2009

21st Birthday card

Here's my Weekend challenge Entry for OCC. We were to use the color Purple.Thank You & Welcome, Loretta Lock.For more info on the challenge visit the OCC challenge . This card was created for Mykalya Adams...Happy Birthday 21st Birthday.

I found a few Blogs I like an awful lot. Not just because there giving away blog candy.They are creative and color beautifully. Visit these sites and see for your self.
OOh by the way Crafty C’s Crafting Library is giving away Blog Candy deadline August 21st . There are so many great sites out there.
If I'm not careful I blog hop my day away.
Also visit FLUTTABYZ CRAFTY HAVEN Leanne is giving away a set of Gorjuss Girls Set 3 stamps!
She's had 5,000 visitors see her blog! That's amazing. Looking forward for an opportunity to win.I've never bought any Grojuss girls stamps.They look wonderful to work with.Blog Candy drawing is Sept 1st.
I hope everyone likes my card.

Card Reciepe:
Stamp by Rubbernecker- Belle
Foil paper by AC Cardstock-American Crafts
Background was from Scraps.
Colored with Protfolio by oil and blending stump.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wednesday Post

Hello Everyone, have you checked your local Wal-Mart lately? Clearance items are everywhere.I got a great deal at Wal-Mart the other day. I could have gone crazy because they had some cricut cartridges on sale for 30 dollars. I restrained myself and purchased the punch-out pack of 40 patterned papers and 437 alpha & accent punch-outs for only $6.00.I got a package of Stampology flourishes for $4.50. I can be a craftaholic if I'm not careful.But I bet we all tend to do that.
I made this card for the OCC Challenge
find out more about there site and challenges by following link.
I' m still learning how to blend, and keep the colors from
colliding with each other...I messed up a little, but the card was fun to make.
I just love this card. I'm going to give it to my Mom. She has some High School friends she still keeps up with and I bet she would love to give this card out.

Thanks for Stopping by and Looking

Here’s what I used to make the card.
Stamp is from Rubbernecker her name is Jessica...Don't you just love her!

Stampology clearstamps
Flourishes v2 by Rhonna Farrer
Just a note stamp by: Studio g clear stamps
Polka dot cardstock form Best Occasions Punch-out Pack
I used Studio g purple & gold pigment ink for the back ground.
I used Crayola Portfolio series, Prismacolor portrait set, gel pen, blending stump & baby oil to color in Jessica

Friday, July 24, 2009

Where has the time gone?

Where has the time gone? I'm happy to say I spent alot of time with my fiancé.
Before you know it the week has flown by. This week I tried another new Challenge 05, from Peachy Keen Stamps

This week a co-worker of mine is having a birthday. I made this birthday card using a Stamp by Rubbernecker Stamp Company.
The Strip of polka a dot paper is from Memory Keepers Designer Scrapbook Pad purchased at Michaels.
Happy Birthday Anna….I hope she has a Margaritas for her birthday tomorrow. ;)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Trying something new

I made two cards today. I'm so proud of myself! This is the first time I've made four cards in one week! I've been stamping & coloring every chance I get. Can you believe I've actually had time to work on my Design Studio cut files too?
I'm working on making Martini & Margaritas glass cards. I'm having a little trouble getting the cards to line up. I'll keep trying and once I've finished I'll post my results. Sorry I'm rambling.I'm trying S2G Challenge today see more about the challengehere.I used the digi Angel provided by Shirley’s 2 Girls.
I embossed the card with the Ice Crystal Cuttlebug embossing folder, & used acrylic silver paint to give it a shimmer. The green paper is from Paper Studio All Seasons paper pack, and red paper is from a big scrap bag I bought at Hobby Lobby. The twist to Thursdays challenge is to add something clear. I used clear glitter glue on the crown of my Angel.
Hope you like my first Christmas S2G Challenge card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Second Challenge of Stampin for the Weekend

I'm trying the second part of Stampin for the Weekend...Wish me luck
see morehereStamp is from Stamps Happen, Inc. made by Carolyn Shores Wright, Sea Glass Strip& Blue Awning Flowers & Butterfly Paper made by K&C.I painted the bird with watercolors, gave her flyaway hair & glittered the yellow portion of flower. This card was made on a shoe string budget! A 99 cent store in our area had the 12x12 papers in stacks of 20 and it was K&C Company! The ribbon was purchased there to, but it was white. I used acrylic shimmery paint and painted ribbon blue. I woke up @ 4am dreaming I should paint that ribbon, So there I am @ 4am painting the ribbon. Funny how your mind works. Too bad I didn't get to assemble the card until after work.I hope you like the card.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Stampin for the Weekend

This Weekend I found more Challenges to try. This card was made for Stampin for the weekend Double or Nothing Challenge #5. I Loved this sketch! I have never before layered so many different things on one card. I used a new stamp I purchased at 7Kids College Fund Her name is Tilda, Pattern paper, flowers and beautiful tag is from Memory Keepers Scrapbook Pad, Yellow, Green & Orange are from a big bag of Scraps. I painted Tilda with watercolor paints, used a bit of primsa markers & embossed Tilda to giver her shine. I hope you like her because she was sooo much fun making.

Thanks for looking

Monday, July 6, 2009

Two Challenges in one Card

I'm trying to challenges one I've never done before from Rubbernecker Stamps called Wacky Wednesday: Hard & Soft Challenge and Unscripted Sketches #13.
I used an old stamp made by Stampabilities called Prissy Penny,Blue embossed& glittered paper made by Paper Studio So-So Sweet paper pack. Ribbon from Walmart called A touch of Ribbon,Brads from Micheals.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Unscripted Sketches #12

Hello again what a great week! I got two cards made in one week, after a busy but fun weekend in San Antonio. My sister Marcy bought tickets to see Wicked for Mothers day for our mom. Well being the great sister that she is!!! She let us all know and All four sisters, Grandma and Mom went to see Wicked at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio. An experience I will never forget.

For more details on the challenge visit Unscripted Sketch
Here are the details of my card: I used card stock purchased at Wal-Mart as the base of the card. Great buy! 50 sheets of assorted colors for less than four dollars! The striped paper is from So -So-Sweet paper pack by Paper Studio. Stamp is: Whiff Of Joy, colored with Prismacolored pencils, Portfolio series pencils, blending stump and baby oil. OOh the flowers are cut from a ribbon purchased @ Michaels for a dollar a roll. Yes I love bargains, LOL can you tell

Happy Fourth of July

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I did it! I made the OCC challenge! This week I've managed to create two cards for two different challenges. For now I'll just show you the OCC challenge card. I made this card using; coffee cardstock from Hobby Lobby, Leaf/ivy pattern paper is from Studio D the First Blush collection. Once again I've used some wallpaper sample and placed my stamped & colored image on top. Ribbon by Martha Stewart. I hope you like it.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Party invites

Has this month flown by or has it flown by?? All I've managed to do is a few fathers’ day cards and another party invitation. Bella turns 3 this year and she wants to have a pirate party. So Auntie Roxanne made scull and cross bones invitations. These would make good Halloween invites too.
Too easy to make! Welded together with my design studio and a few dimensional and Bam! The card is done. My honey bought me a cuddle bug this weekend and I can't wait to see what I will create next. Hopefully I'll show you what I've created this week. Happy Sunday!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Color Dare

I made this card for Color Dare CD19 in which you were to use: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, and So Saffron.I used color's I thought closely resembled each color. I won't go into to detail as to how I made the card, because it is a very simple card. One father's day card down two more to go.