Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Hello Friends,

Welcome to September 1 !!! I can't believe that fall will be here in 3 weeks. The temperature here has gotten a little cooler but this holiday weekend the weatherman is calling for hot weather, maybe it is summers last hooray but fall is definitely on its way.

Since its the first of the month, the September challenge for Craft-Dee BowZ has gotten underway.The theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.That make it easy to craft a submission, You will have til Sept 30 to submit.  I will be looking for your creative submission.

In the meantime I would like to share  my inspiration piece with you.

I used punches to make my flowers the branches and the leaves. 
The bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. That tool is available here

Stamps:  My Sentiments Exactly - "B" Sentiments set
Paper/Card Stock
: Yellow CS, Sage green CS, White CS, Brown CS, my Gelli Plate papers for the pinkish flowers
Ink: India Ink
Dies/Punches Used:Heartfelt Creations - Decorative Oval (HCD1-762;Martha Stewart Punches - Autumn Branch, Leaf, Hydrangea 3 in 1
Accessories:Hug Snug 
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, charm

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Amusing -   Anything Goes (#14)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #16 Anything Goes  (#176)
  • Brown Sugar – No. 161 - Make the sentiment BIG (#29)
  • Crafting-With-Friends -  (W1 of 2) Anything Goes (#96)
  • Artbymiran Challenge -  No.39 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes (#105)
  • Simply Papercraft - No. 12  - Anything Goes (#87)

  • Thanks for stopping in today, I will be back soon.

    Have a great week and a safe and wonderful holiday weekend.

    Friday, August 28, 2015

    They Are Not Stars

    Hello Friends,

    I just received a really cool stamp sentiment. It's from the stamp selection over at Verses Rubber Stamps. The verse talks of stars and heaven and love and....... well wait, just click here  and scroll down to QQ0821-F to read the verse. I know you will love this one.

    Well since the card speaks of stars, I used my nested stars dies to cut out a star on the right side edge of the panel.I actually went off the edge. Then still using the dies, I cut star shapes out of transparent double sided adhesive. I attached those to the panel and peeled off the protective covering and covered that adhesive shape with a beautiful silvery glitter. Next I stamped the verse on a separate smaller panel in VersaMark, and heat embossed with a silver detail embossing powder. I layered that panel on top of a silver mirror piece of card stock and then attached the verse panel to the card panel. Then I used dimensional foam to mount this larger panel on the front of the card.

    The last thing I did was to cut a star adhesive piece and nested it inside that star cutout area.It was then covered with the silvery glitter.

    Here is a closer view of that star cut out area on the card.

    Notice I added a star shape inside that cut out area.
    It's actually attached on the card front base, underneath the card panel.
    I love that dimensional effect!!

    Stamps:  Verses Rubber Stamps - QQ0821-F
    Paper/Card Stock
    : White CS
    Ink: VersaMark
    Dies Used: Spellbinders Layered Stars
     detailed embossing powder, dimensional foam, Elizabeth Crafts Transparent double sided adhesive sheet (6"X 6")

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Inspiration Destination -  #48 Always Anything Goes  (#69)
  • Ruby's Rainbow -  #111 Die Cuts and Punches (#75)
  • Simon Says Stamp - - Anything Goes (#230)
  • Stampotique Designers' Challenge -  #210 Anything Goes (#51)
  • WordArt Wednesdays -  #198 - Anything Goes (#60)
  • Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes (#99)
  • Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (#229)
  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#176)
  • Craft Your Passion - W, E3 Always Anything Goes (#184)
  • Crafty Cardmakers - No Patterned Paper (#66)

  • Well hope you get inspired by today's interesting card design. 

    Thanks for stopping in and I will be seeing you soon.

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Happy Moments

    Hello Friends,

    How is your week going so far?? Good I hope. Mine is going, oh, just OK......

    Here are 2 funny stories on my Tuesday. I wrote this post Sunday nite to go live Tues nite at midnight. I had added at the end, in my sign off, a blurb about the holiday weekend and stay safe. Well as I looked at my calendar today, I noticed that Labor Day is not this weekend, but NEXT WEEKEND. DUH!! Labor Day runs late this year and I was not catching that for some reason.  So I changed my sign off. Hope you are on track with today's date and when the holiday is etc.  LOL

    Then today right before leaving to make it to my appointments I had an issue with my keyless entry on the car and all I wanted to do was to change batteries and well that turned into a disaster. After making it to my  two appointments, I went to the dealership to have them show me what I was doing wrong. They showed me and changed my battery and now I will be able to make that battery change the next time. That battery lasts about 2 years so we will have to wait and see if I remember how to do that 2 years from now. LOL

    OK, OK  Back to the regular scheduled program here. LOL

    I thought I'd return with another card using a sentiment from Verses Rubber Stamps.

    This sentiment is a wonderful all around verse to use for many different reasons. Although I can see this verse used for the loss of someone. But I think you will find the perfect reason to use this verse on a card.

    Stamps: Verses Rubber Stamps - Happy Moments - IN0229-E
    Paper/Card Stock
    :Pink CS, White CS, DP
    Ink: India Ink
    Dies Used:Spellbinders Ovals sm  
    Ribbon, dimensional foam, charm (from my stash), Elizabeth Crafts Borders

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#83)
  • Craft Your Passion  Always Anything Goes (#95)
  • Artistic Inspirations -  Anything Goes (#182)
  • Dream Valley Challenges  (Week 2) Add a Charm (#23)
  • Love to Scrap -   Anything Goes (#150)
  • Use Your Stuff -  Anything Goes (#375)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -  #16 Anything Goes (W2 of 2) (#130)
  • Scrappers Delights Always Anything Goes  (#204)

  • Have a wonderful week and I will be back soon

    Sunday, August 23, 2015

    A Year Filled with Joy

    Hello Everyone,

    Oh so glad to see you again!!

    I don't know about you but I think I am ready for fall. Now I can't complain about our summer this year. It's been one of the mildest I can ever remember and believe me I have been around for a lot of them. LOL I know a lot of people have/are experiencing a really hot summer and I really feel for you.Looking forward, for my area, the Old Farmers Almanac is calling for a colder than normal winter with a lot of precip, and they used that 4 letter word, snow. The nerve of some people!!! Last winter was a pretty good one but I bet we get slammed this year. Time will tell.

    I guess I am looking forward to fall, look at the card I just made. Leaves and some fall-ish colors

    I love this new sentiment I just received and it's perfect for a birthday card, don't you think.
    The sentiment is from Verses Rubber Stamps and they have a huge array of  "Verses" to choose from.
    Click here to check them out.

    I used some beautiful DP on two of  the leaves and on the other one I used a copper colored CS.

    That background paper is from a batch of Gelli Plate papers I made and saved. You will see them from time to time on some of my work. 

    Well this week I have a few outside appointments so I will be busy with other "stuff" but that will give me time to clear my head and re-energize my muse.

    Stamps: Verses Rubber Stamps  A year filled with Joy   BB0420E
    Paper/Card Stock
    : White CS, DP, Copper CS 
    Ink: Memento - Espresso Truffle
    Dies Used: Spellbinders-  Leaves
    Accessories: Bakers Twine,
     dimensional foam, old piece card board(Corrugated), My Gelli Plate design papers.

    I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  • Crafty Calendar  August - bingo -(I used Die cuts, Kraft, Blue) (#80)
  • Scrappers Delights   Always Anything Goes (#192)
  • Artbymiran Challenge -No.39 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes(#36)
  • Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - No. 98 - (W1 of 2) - Use a Sentiment (#88)
  • Crafting-With-Friends Anything Goes (#202)
  • Polkadoodles - No.32 -  Use something New (#59)
  • QKR Stampede –  No. 153 - Use a Die Cut (#48)
  • Simply Create Too - No.92 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes (#236)
  • Simply Papercraft -  No. 11 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes (#167)
  • Sister Act Card Challenge -  No. 120  - Always Anything Goes (Cards only) (#117)

  • I hope to see you again real soon. and I hope you have a great week.