Monday, September 26, 2016


Mt sister and brother in law are Alabama  fans although they live in Michigan.  I will sending then this card sometimes this week.  I used the sketch from Just Add Ink.  I used the elephant for the  Crafty Gals Critters Challenge.  Lawnscaping Challenges has  a geometric challenge.  I used several shapes on this card.  Brown Sugar Challenges has an Anything goes challenge.

Party Favors

I made 35 of these  cute little  boxes for the party. I also see that Simon Says Wednesday has a Gift it Challenge.  These will be gifts tot the guests attending the party.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Baby Boy

Oops I 've got one more before bedtime.  I made this card  last week for my  Son's Gender reveal party.  Its  turns out we will be adding a new little girl to the family instead of a boy.  Oh well I am sure one day someone  will have a little boy.  Until then I am using this card in  the Craft Rocket mostly Blue challenge.

Autumn Wishes

One more for tonight!  I had a  very hard time cutting this card and I'm not sure why.  I was trying to cut two at a time and nothing on the right side of the cutter would cut.  Oh well I finally got one done and will work on the others tomorrow. This one is  for Aud Sentiments Challenges. Their theme is Fall  Colors with a  sentiment. Fab N Funky has a  Ribbon or lace challenge.  Inspiration Destination and Word Art Wednesday both have their usual Anything Goes Challenge.

Music with Rose

I have to admit  I am a chronic  Doodler. If  I'm on the phone or  just sitting very long with  paper in front of me I am doodling something.  So I knew when I saw  the City Crafter pencils challenge it was easy for me to doodle a  frame around this music.   Casology has a frames challenge this should fit right in.  Simon Says Monday has an inspired by Music challenge. Penny's Paper Craft Challenges has an Anything Goes Challenge.

Sweet Birthday

After a  very busy week and an even busier yesterday,  I needed a  day to relax and rest.  A nap helped a bunch  so now I have a  couple  hours I can  spend relaxing.  I  know I have several birthdays coming up  in October so I thought I'd  go ahead and get some of those out of the way. for this one I used the sketch at  Tuesday Morning Sketches. Also  Die Cutting Divas has a Birthday challenge.  A Gem of a Challenge has a Female Birthday Challenge. I used a circle die to cut my circles and a cupcake stamp and die set for the rest of it.  You can't really  tell from the picture but each circle is  layered as is the cupcake.  Pinspirational Challenges has a photo inspiration challenge.  Crafty Sentiments  has a  For SomeOne Special Challenge.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Boo to you

Today I cut his  cute Halloween card from paper Creators.  The ghost and pumpkin are both layers  several times.  and it is a  really cute oval shaped  easel card.   I've got a different one cut out just haven't gotten it together yet.  I am sure You will see it soon.  Dream Valley Challenges has a  No square  or rectangles challenge.  Tuesday Throw Down  has an Easel Card challenge.  Through the Craft Room  Door has an  Anything Goes Challenge.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Harvest

I've bene so busy this week  trying to get my Son's party together for Saturday.  I've almost got all the party favors made.  But today I took time to make this card .  I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday.   Di's Digi Designs has an  Autumn themed challenge. Glitter N Sparkle has an Anything Goes challenge.  I added the glittery gold gems for this.

Monday, September 19, 2016


Crafty Sentiments has a use Your favorite image or stamp.  I use this little witch quite often so I can calling her my seasonal favorite.  I used the sketch at Tuesday Throwdown for this card. Both Crafting From the Heart and Craft on Your Passion have their usual anything goes challenges.

I Woof You!

The Challenge at CASology is Bark.  I originally thought tree  bark but then decided to go with the norm and use a dog.  I love this simple little silhouette and the sentiment is  just perfect.  Simon Says Wednesday  has  a CAS  Challenge.  Jo's Scrap Shack has an Anything Goes Challenge.   CAS on Sunday has a one layer challenge.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Today I'm working on the invitations to  Amber's baby Shower.  I wanted something cute and wasn't  too complicated to make.  it was  pretty easy to cut these in  a big lot. Also, I noticed Die Cutting Diva's is celebrating baby Safety Month with a baby Challenge.  there were several dies used  for this darling creation.


I  am late  for the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge.  I thought I would finish in time but I sorta got distracted.  The challenge has closed  but I decided to post anyway.    City Crafter has a Leaves Challenge. Fab N Funky has a  Nature Challenge.  There are  quite a few Anything Goes Challenges that I can still manage to squeeze into. 

Crafty Gals
Penny's Paper craft Challenges
Through the Craft Room Door
Inspiration Destination

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Butterfly Rocker

This delicate feminine  creature  is  so charming!   I don't  use a lot of pink but  it seems every time I do I  use the lime green with it.  I love how this looks.  In the  Pink has a Buttons and Bows challenge. Through the Craft Room Door has an Anything Goes Challenge.  Dream Valley has a No Squares or rectangles challenge.

Christmas Wreath

The  challenge at ABC Christmas  is Rip It.  I don't use this technique ever, but decided to give it a try. I am more of a smooth straight lines kind of person but I like how this turned out after convincing myself to rip away. A Gem of A Challenge has a lace  ribbon or twine challenge. Jo's Scrap Shack has a  321 challenge. I used 3 colors. 2 different embellishments and   the rip it technique.  Hiding in My Craft Room  has a Scraps challenge. I love using  bits and pieces of the scraps I've saved. Glitter N Sparkle has a metal Challenge.  The  gold bells are  cut from a metallic piece of material.  Cuttlebug Mania has an Anything Goes challenge.  Of course I had to use my Cuttlebug to cut the ribbon and  bell as well as the merry Christmas.  CAS-ual Friday  has a dimension and bling challenge.  Lawnscaping Challenges has a texture challenge.  Those prickly spruce broughs certainly add texture tot his card.

Monday, September 12, 2016


cute little guy is really a lot of work.  he is layers  4 or 5 times to give him some dimension.  I  really like how he looks and he was  fun  putting him together.  Cute Card Thursday has an Animals and Creatures challenge.  I  think he should fit right in.


Every  Summer I get very excited about our Beach vacation.  This year I was lucky enough to go twice.  I know fall is around the corner but I think we may be able to squeeze in one more trip before the  weather gets too cool here. That  being said , of  course  when I saw Dies R US  had a Summer Vacation Challenge,  I knew  what my card would be.  Catch the Bug has an Outdoors challenge.

mason Jar

City Crafter has a  photo inspiration challenge.  The  photo is filled with flowers. I love this little mason jar shaped box card and the bright flowers. Crafting from the Heart and Craft On Your Passion both have their usual Anything Goes Challenges.


Pinspirational Challenges has a photo inspiration.  I am not a coffee  drinker so I really didn't know what direction I wanted to go until I saw this coffee cup trio.  It's  just so bright and cheerful.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Blue Snowman

Today I've  got a couple sketches I want to work on.  I don't do  real well coming up with ideas on my own sometimes so its nice to have one I can use.  This one is from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This snowman had been on my desk for a while and I was  able to  pull out scraps from my stash to make it all work. Hiding in My Craft Room has a Scraps challenge. The  following are all Anything Goes Challenges:

Craft Rocket
Inspiration Destination
Penny's Paper Craft Challenges
ABC Challenges
Brown Sugar Challenges

Saturday, September 10, 2016


My husband is  watching football most of the day today so I am enjoying some  time in the craft room.  I saw this card and made it for him.  Next weekend is their  first home game so I will slip this  card in  his tail gate  basket.  Tuesday Throw Down has a School Spirit Challenge.  Through the Craft Room Door ,Crafty Sentiments and  Word Art Wednesday all have Anything Goes Challenges.  Crafty Creations has a numbers challenge. Creative Knockouts has a  For the Boys challenge.


I had several challenges  I needed to complete today.  I've been a little under the weather and haven't felt up to doing much. Today I decided to combine as many challenges as I could so I can catch up a bit.  Cupcake Inspirations has a Poppy, mint and  kraft challenge.  Crafting from the Heart, Craft on Your Passion and Aud Sentiments all have Anything Goes Challenges.  Glitter and Sparkle has a CAS Challenge.  Simon Says Monday  has a Stamp Challenge. Crafty Gals has a  girls challenge.  Just Add ink has a  starts with p  challenge my  "p" is  the  color Poppy.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


this is ne of my favorite Little Miss Muffett images.  I really use it a lot.  This week the challenge at Little Miss Muffett is Anything Goes so  of course I had to use my favorite image.  I also used the Stella Says Sketch for the month. As You Like it has a favorite card base challenge.  I do like shaped cards but I so often find myself with only a few minutes to create whatever I need so I usually go with the standard A2 card as my base.  Creative Knockouts has a Sparkle and Shine Challenge.  I used  my  glitter pens to color the flower centers and give them a certain amount of shine. Then I added  yellow gems to add a bit  of extra sparkle to it Catch the Bug and  Jo's Scrap Shack both have anything goes challenges.  Pink and Main has an Autumn challenge.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Butterfly tag

My friend Harriette is going on vacation next week without me.  We travel together a lot but this week she is leaving me behind.  I  am sure I will miss her. I am going to hide a  surprise for her in her luggage so I needed a tag. Her Birthday is Wednesday  but I wont be seeing her then.  I  cut this sweet tag a lot because it is so delicate and  just looks great.  I also saw that  Seize the Birthday has a tags challenge.

Happy Birthday

Today I used the  sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.   CASology has a stitch challenge.  Its hard to see  with the  white background but I  made mechanical stitches around both boxes in the background. City Crafter has a Birthday challenge.  Tuesday Throw Down  has a CAS challenge.  Both Simon Says Wednesday and Fab N Funky have  Anything Goes Challenges.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Rifles or Ruffles

In a  few weeks  I will he hosting the reveal party for my  Son and Daughter In Law.  Today I worked on the invitations so that I can have them ready to go out on Tuesday.  One Crazy Stamper has a baby challenge.  Although this isn't your typical 'baby" card I think it should work. Crafty Hazelnut has their usual patterned paper challenge. Die Cutting Divas and Simon Says Wednesday both have  Anything Goes Challenges.  Crafty Sentiments has a  Lots of Layers Challenge.

Friday, September 2, 2016


The  challenge at Imagine That is Signs of Summer.  I love  pansy's they  just give your  yard a happy  glow.  I love the dark purples and yellows.  Through the Craft Room  Door has an anything goes challenge. Through the Purple Haze has a countryside challenge.  These  fresh pansies  could be found in the countryside.

Manger SIlhouette

Today is  really wet and windy thanks to hurricane Hermine.  It's  a really  yucky stormy day so I'm inside crafting the day away.  For this card I used the Sketch from Sketch Saturday.  It was a really quick card to put together.  Addicted to CAS  has a silhouette challenge.  there are  several Anything Goes Challenges

613 Avenue Create               Crafty Gals
Craft On Your Passion          Inspiration Destination
Crafting From the Heart        Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges