Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bike Ride with Monet

Hi everyone, we are up with a new challenge over at A Random Fan, it's easy.....Anything Goes!!!

I've used Monet's Bike for my card, colored with copics, added some borders from scraps of paper, the butterflies are from a punch by Martha Stewart and the clouds are a SVG from Miss Kate Cuttables which I then stamped on.  I left off a sentiment until I know who and for what occasion I will send this.  

Hope you like it and will come join us over at A RANDOM FAN!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Another year......

I just finished this card for a few specific challenges and for my good friends birthday which is today.  She doesn't check my blog, so I'm good to post it before I give it to her!

The image is called Flappy Birds and you can find it over at From the Heart Stamps, they just had a blog hop with fabulous DT projects and tutorials, I used the tutorial that Calypso posted on the cloud background, I've struggled with clouds before, so the tute came at the perfect time!

I am entering the Blog Hop challenge at From the Heart which is to use one of the tutorials from the hop.... (cloud background)

Also these following challenges:

From the Heart- Stamp of the month
Taylored Expressions-sketch, selfie, share.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Happy Day

Hello and happy Wednesday!  We are up with a new challenge over at A Random Fan and the theme is 

I've used the image Summer Break for this card and I just think she is perfect for bright, fun colors!!  I colored her with copics, used several different scraps of paper, a chipboard flower with a brad for the center, primas, gems, and some ribbon. I also embossed the white oval although it's hard to see in the picture, and then line stitched with white around the edges.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

+Saturday Sketch-choose a sketch

+Fan-Tastic Tuesday-ATG
That Craft Place-Summer Colors
A Gem of a Challenge-Summer Time


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Hey There Pumpkin

Just sharing a card I made with this cute image called Pumpkin Pigwit, you can find it over at
 From the Heart Stamps  I also used the sketch #77 over at From the Heart .  I colored with copics, used all scrap paper, a prima, leaf punch and a few gumdrops from Your Next Stamp.  Hope you like!  :)


I would like to enter the following challenges:
From the heart-sketch
From the Heart-monthy freebie image


Hi everyone, I'm here with my final project as my guest design spot over at Your Next Stamp, I have had such a blast playing along with the challenges, the featured post and the big birthday bash at the beginning of the month, wow, what fun!!!

I am leaving with an 8x8 layout, using the camera, insta love, and we click image and sentiment from the INSTA LOVE stamp set.  I really love this set, I think it's perfect with all the instagram pics and Project Life/pocket pages that are available now...just so fun!  I used papers from Simon Says Stamp 2012 card  kit and the gold "crushing" and stars are from Heidi Swapp....LOVE the gold!  I paper pieced the camera, added some stamped polka dots, a couple different papers and elements from the kit.

This is one of my fav pics of me and the husband and is the first layout I've done in over a year.....maybe two, it's been a long time!  I really love how it turned out and now I've got the itch to start back into my Project Life and scrapbooks, yay :D

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Through the Purple Haze-ATG
+Brown Sugar-ATG
+Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge-ATG
+The Pink Elephant-ATG- Unforgettable
+Frosted Designs-Stamping (camera, sentiments)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Life's a Beach

We are up with another challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, this is my last project as a guest designer and I have had a blast! I love the fun challenges and all the adorable images they have to play with.  

Head over and check out the DT projects and join the challenge, the theme is 


I used Casper Silvermist Dude and you can find him HERE, I also used the palm tree, clouds, and sand from Miss Kate Cuttables, the crab, sandcastle, and sentiment are from the Seaside Wishes stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Through the Purple Haze-ATG
+Craft your Passion Challenge-Summer Fun    Winner
+Crafty Bloggers-Summer Fun
+Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Kraft
+Crafts 4 Eternity-By the seaside
Sugar Pea Designs-ATG
+Open-Minded Crafting Fun-Summer   Susan's Top pick

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Feel Better Soon

Good morning! We are featuring this little cutie over at A Random Fan, this sweet image is Doctor fun is she?!!  I think she is just perfect for a Get Well Card, and so that's what I did!! I colored with copics, used some gumdrops from Your Next Stamp, the tag is from Blueprints-My Favorite Things and some fun scrap paper.  I also inked with distress ink around the image.  Hope you like, come over to
 A Random Fan and check out the other DT projects and don't forget to enter the challenge which is nice and easy-ANYTHING GOES!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

+The Pink Elephant-ATG
+Through the Purple Haze-ATG
+Come and Get it Challenge-ATG with a sentiment
+Crafty Little Fairies-Cute and Cuddly
+Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps-ATG with Any Stamp

Saturday, August 23, 2014

To Protect and Serve

I had the honor yesterday of attending my son's police academy graduation and see him officially become a law enforcement officer.  My emotions have been on high alert for the past several days, a mix between pride, excitement and worry. I am proud of him for his perseverance, dedication, hard work, sweat and tears (try getting sprayed with pepper spray), OUCH!  From here on out he will be on the streets in field training, and I have to just keep a prayer in my heart so I don't worry myself sick.

I was married to his father who is also a police officer for 11 years, I am now married to a former member of the National Guard who retired with 20 years of duty, and now I am seeing my son enter the policing profession.  I am in awe at the courage and discipline, the willingness to serve and protect, to help and to put their own lives in danger, and to sacrifice. Words can't really express how grateful I am for their service, for ALL law enforcement officers and for all members of the military, for the feeling of patriotism when saying the pledge of allegiance and just seeing these men and women in uniform, there is such a feel that is almost spiritual and sacred in nature.

I was so impressed with the graduation ceremony, with the way these brand new officers stood at attention, without moving a muscle during the presentation of the badges, they moved only to accept their badges and move forward for the next person.  It was very professional and I was truly overwhelmed with a sense of pride for my son, for all law enforcement, for this amazing country and for a great and wonderful  God.

I made this card for my son, it is a KennyK image and is absolutely perfect!  I had to quickly put it together because I've been so busy lately, so it's very simple in design, but I think it turned out great!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-ATG
+Brown Sugar-Get Krafty
4 Crafty Chicks-masculine-Golden Egg Award
Perfectly Rustic-masculine -runner up