Wednesday, May 20, 2015


There is one  little girl going on  our vacation.  I  will put  a surprise in this cute little  purse for her.  She always treasures the  things I make for her.  Digi Design challenges has a load on the flowers challenge. Die Cuttin Divas has a Flower challenge as well.  Fab and Funky has a flower and animal challenge.  3 Girl Jam has an Anything Goes Challenge I've managed to overlook.  ABC Challenges has a jewel challenge.  There are  bright red  jewels in the center of those  flowers.  Crazy Hazelnuts Pattern Paper always has a patterned paper challenge.  Paper Creators Challenges has an Animal Challenge.

Beach Vacation

There are  three  non drinkers in the group going to the beach tomorrow.  I made this  cute caddy for them.  I will put a  coke and a snack in each one.  The  Beach is always my favorite place no matter what!  A Gem of a Challenge has a More than one fold Challenge.  This certainly has more than one fold.  Penny's Paper Challenge  has an Anything Goes Challenge.


Tomorrow is the beginning of my  much needed and deserved vacation.  I am so looking forward to two weeks of  doing just as I please.  No cooking , no cleaning, and a lot of resting reading and relaxing.  I'm cutting a few things to take  with me to work  on if I get  the creative urge.  This  fits  nicely into the Paper take Weekly Heart Challenge.  Crafty Sentiments, Through the Craft Room Door and Inspiration Destination all have an Anything Goes Challenge.

Monday, May 18, 2015

You are Amazing

The challenge at Clear It Out is Green.  I really like the  simplicity of this card.  My sentiment is a  bit smaller than I wanted but it  is what I had.  It simply says "You are Amazing!"  CAS on Sunday has a "Brighten Some ones Day " Challenge.  This  should surely  brighten any ones day!  Craft  Your Passion and Crafting From the Heart both have Anything Goes Challenges. Creative Card Crew has an Embossing  Challenge.  Little Tangles has a CAS Challenge also.


Music is  such a  big part of our lives.  I listen to lots of different kinds of  music.  It is also a  special reminder of a  very dear  friend.  The challenge at CASology is music so I thought this  was a perfect card to make.  Loves Rubber Stamps has an Add a Sentiment  Challenge.  Imagination Destination and Word Art Wednesday both have an Anything Goes Challenge. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Snow Man trio

I've been working really hard to use more of the items in my extra bin.  It has way too much stuff that needs to be taken care of.  Today I was  working on the Sketch Saturday Challenge.  When I found this  snowman trio already pasted to the scalloped oval.  They were a perfect fir for this sketch.  I also was able to use this piece of striped paper in the extra  bin  to complete  the card.  Marker Pop and Through the Craft Room Door  both have an Any Thing  Goes Challenge.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


I turned the sketch at Your Next Stamp to fit my image.  I tried to stick with the colors too  but it just didn't work as well as I  first thought it might. I did use all the colors I could in this card.  Catch the Bug has an In the garden Challenge.  2 Crafty Girls have a vintage  challenge.  Crafting From the Heart has an  Anything Goes Challenge.

For You

I saw this  cute  heart shaped  bouquet and just  couldn't wait to color it.   There are  several flower challenges out there this month so I  am in high hopes that this card helps catch me up in a lot of them.

Chocolate,Coffee, Cards   Spring Has Sprung
Wags N' Whiskers Stamps- Banners or Bunting
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenges-Flowers
Craft Your Passion- Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly- In the Garden
City Crafter- Flowers
Crafty Sentiments-Mother's Day
Fantastic Tuesday- Flowers
Crafty Gals-Flowers
Digitally Sweet Challenges- Flowers

Monday, May 11, 2015

Swirling Butterflies

Glitter and Sparkle has an Embossing challenge.  usually I try to use glitter on the card for this challenge but this one seems to shine on its own without it.  Dream Valley has  a Things with Wings challenge.  Artistic Inspiration is Anything Goes with a twist of swirls!  Crafty Calendar  Challenge  is also Wings. 

Happy Birthday

Pinspirational  Challenges has a  Photo inspiration challenge.  I love  teal and pink together so this was an easy choice for me.  Add in a few  balloons and a  festive banner and you have a  party. In the Pink has a Clean and Simply or  Fancy and  Fussy Challenge.  This one is  clean and  very simple.  CAS on Sunday has a brighten Someones Day Challenge.  One Crazy Stamper and 3  Girl Jam both have Anything Goes Challenges.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Chameleon Drink Caddy

Ina   few  days I am going on vacation with a great bunch of  friends.  Every year we all bring  each other  little gifts.  This  year I made all the women this  cute margarita  drink caddy. Eventually it will have a tag that says This  Drink is On  Me. Crafty Sentiments  has a  Boxes baskets or Bags Challenge.  Pile It On has a cute Animal challenge.  I personally think this  Chameleon is just too cute.  Cupcake Inspirations has a Girls Night Out Challenge.

Lip Balm Butterfly

The  Challenge at Simon Says Monday is Coral. I wasn't real sure what  I was  going to  do until my sister convinced me to cut these lip balm butterflies.  I used  Coral and Teal as  my colors.  I will use this  a  gift  for someone real soon.  Just add  Ink has a Photo Inspiration Challenge.  The  main color in the photo is  teal.  I  actually  didn't add ink but I still used the required color.  City Crafter has a  Mood Board Inspiration.  It shows several  pictures  displaying a mood.  one of the main colors is the calming  color of teal.  Sparkle and Sprinkle has an Anything Goes Challenge.  I'll be  wearing glitter this week because very time I use it I make a mess.


 Again I've waited till the very last minute to do this sketch at From the Heart.  I spent today painting my  deck and did manage to squeeze in a few  other projects too.  This turtle has been on my desk for some time and I was  determined to use it instead of  sticking it back in my later  pile.  As  You Like It has a Land Or Sea Challenge.  I am a  beach Bum I love ALL  things  beachy. Brown Sugar Challenges has a many Layers  Challenge.  Paper Take Weekly has an Anything Goes with no patterned paper.

Friday, May 8, 2015

White Lilies

I snapped this picture before the  glue was dry so now it  looks  smudged.  I will retake it  soon but I want o finish this post first.  CASOLOGY has a Shape Challenge.  After looking at their inspiration cards I was left ina  quandary as to what I wanted to do. Some how this  just jumped out at me screaming "Here I am!  Cut Me! "  so I  did.  Hope it fits somehow.  Sugar Pea Designs has an Anything Goes Challenge.

Love You Much

For this card I tried a  different approach.  I used the colors from 2 Crafty Girls Photo Inspiration and the Sketch from  Digi Sketch ChallengesFan-tastic Tuesday has  a  pastels challenge.  Cuttlebug Challenges has a  Stamping Challenge.  Word Art Wednesday and Penny's Challenges both have an Anything Goes Challenge.  Simon Says Wednesday  has a sentiment challenge.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Black White and Gold

The  challenge at Addicted to CAS is Black White and Gold.  I love the clean simple  lines and the black background just makes the  tiny  gold  flowers just  pop  out!   I just noticed  after  snapping the picture I forgot to add my sentiment. Oh well I'll get it before I sent it out.  Clear It Out and Inspiration Destination both have Anything Goes  Challenges I might as well  slide this card into as well.  Little Tangles  has a CAS Challenge too.

Happy Birthday Clown

I love the bright cheerful colors in this card.  The Sketch is from Sketch Saturday.  The sketch was a  bit more  complicated than I usually chose but  thought I'd give it a shot anyway.  I combined it with the Dream Valley recipe Challenge.  (1 image, 3 papers, 1 sentiment and 3  embellishments).  Loves Rubber Stamps has an Anything Goes Challenge.  Wednesday's Inspiration has a  Birthday Challenge.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mom tri Shutter

There are  several  Mother's Day cards  I still want to work on even tho  time is  running out.  This one was at the top of the list and now and I can move to the next one.  I haven't been to the Cards TV site in  quite some time until a  few  weeks ago.  I enter a card at the last minute and found out today I won!  While  browsing I decided to go ahead and enter this card in their 3d Mothers Day Challenge.  I chose  the  colors  Jade  Apricot and  Lemon to  fit the Cupcake Inspiration  Challenge as well.  Jo's Scrap Shack also has a Mothers Day Challenge.  I also  won there last week!  I had a very good week!  Craftin Desert Divas and  Creative Cutting both have a Mother's Day Challenge.  Through the Craft Room Door has an Anything Goes Challenge. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Flower jar

I just realized how much  purple I've been using lately.  I can't say it is my favorite but I  do like it. This  sketch came from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I really like their sketches and try real hard to get all of their challenges done.  Artistic Inspiration has an Anything Goes Challenge with a twist of ribbon.  Catch the Bug has an Anything Goes Challenge also.  Tuesday Throw Down has a Flowers for Her Challenge.  Any mother would be proud to get this lovely bouquet.


One more for tonight.  I overlooked the Little Miss Muffett Circles Challenge.  But I caught it in time to get this done. A Gem of  a Challenge also has a Sweet Treats Challenge this should  fit into.  Di's Digi Challenge and Creative Card Crew both have a Fancy Fold Challenge.  Crazy Hazels Patterned Paper always has a Patterned  paper challenge.

Paper Shelter

The Paper Shelter has a Love is  in the Air challenge.  I really enjoy their images but often  use them  colored  rather than coloring them myself  because of their delicate lines and details.  I used the sketch at  Just add InkSuzy Bee's Blooming Challenges has  a No  designer paper challenge.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Crab u Lous Day!

Lori Whitlock's Challenge this month is  Shaped Cards.  I absolutely  love  rocker cards.  They are so quick and easy to put together.  Soon I will be heading  to the beach and looking forward to some rest and relaxation.  Penny's Challenge is Anything But Squares.  Wednesday's Inspiration has  a Cute Critter Challenge.  I really think this little  guy is  cute.   2 Cute Ink Challenges  and Marker Pop both have Anything Goes Challenges.

White and Yellow

I needed a  quick card to fit in the Papertake Weekly  Take Your Pick Challenge.  my choice was  white  plus one other color.  I needed a  sympathy card  and  this is what I shall use.  Simon Says Wednesday  and Craft on Your Passion both have Anything Goes Challenges.


I guess  tonight was  my night to have issues.  Nothing about this card seemed to work as easily as I thought it would. Oh well  preserverence pays off sometimes. Its  finally don't.  City Crafter Challenges has a  photo inspired  challenge. 

Get Well

The  challenge at Tuesday Throw Down is get well.  Not all get well cards are  because one is sick. This   one simply says ouch.

Birdbrain Fishing

This  sketch is from Crafty Sentiments.  Instead of flowers on the bottom side I chose to put these two fish to fit the  image better.  My friends Brett and Katie has an  Anniversary this week.  They went on a  fishing trip. Im sending this to them to wish them a belated  Happy Anniversary.  Crafting When We Can has a challenge for a couple. Crafting From the Heart has an Anything Goes Challenge.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


My sister's family  are Alabama fans So I made this  card to send to them. I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Word Art Wednesday and Brown Sugar Challenges  both have an Anything Goes Challenge.

Lavendar Flowers

I   love the  cool  clean look of this card.  This  sketch is from SugarPea Designs.  I  really enjoy using their sketches  in my  cards.  It makes things so much  easier. Fantastic Tuesday has an Anything goes with twine or string.  Inky Impressions has  a recipe  challenge.  The recipe is 1 image 2 papers and 3  flowers.  I took a  different direction with the flowers.  613 Avenue Create has an Anything Goes with a feminine touch challenge.  Pile It  On has a Mother's Day/ For a Lady  Challenge as well.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Birthday Clown

Both the  image and the sketch came from Bug a Boo,  The sketch is the challenge for the week.  Also 613 Avenue Create has a Humorous Anything Goes Challenge.  Die Cutting Divas has a Kids Challenge.  I made this  for Landon's  7th Birthday.  Clear It Out also has a  kids Challenge.  Crafty Gals  Corner has a  polka  dot or stripe  challenge.  Through the Craft Room Door and Brown Sugar Challenges  both have Anything Goes Challenges.


Another   simple yet beautiful card from the Silhouette Store. This cut so perfect and I love the  delicate lines.  The background paper is actually pale green although it looks more white here.  I will enter this in the  Cupcake Inspiration Challenge .  Creative Cutting has a Spring Challenge.  CASology has a  Flight Challenge.  Both of these  delicate creatures do fly.  Loves  Rubber Stamps Challenge is to use atleast two  dies.  Both the dragon fly and the Butterfly were dies. Cute Card Thursday's Challenge is  use a  Sentiment.  Crafty Calendar Challenges is Wings.  Pile it On has a Same Pattern  different Ways  Challenge.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Polka Dot Pals

Pink and  green have  quickly become one of my  favorite color combinations.  This  sketch is from Sketch Saturday and as usual I waited till the last minute to get it done.  Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenges  is Anything Goes with a twist of  lace.  Lace isn't  something I use a lot of but I did manage to use a piece for this  card.  Jo's Scrap Shack has a  Bunnies, Puppies and Whiskers Challenge.  Crafting  from the Heart, Craft  Your Passion and  Simon Says Monday all have Anything Goes Challenges.