I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Monday, October 17, 2016


Happy Monday!

We are getting closer to All Hallow's Eve,
so we have a challenge starting over at
BBTB2 of Anything Halloween!

For my card I used the Simply Charmed cartridge
for the fun headstone cut.

My papers are from SEI, and The Paper Studio.
The sentiment is from Joy's Life Halloween Puns.

I really like the color scheme on this one :)

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2
for our Halloween Challenge this week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Happy Friday!!!

Welcome to another Challenge over at Cut It Up!

Cut It Up

The Theme for this Week's challenge is:
Use a Pumpkin on your card or project.

Craftin Desert Divas
Prize: One Digi Image

My Project:
For my card, I used Simply Charmed.
Isn't this Pumpkin adorable?!?!

My background papers come from SEI and Recollections.
The sentiment is from a Fiskars Holiday Stamp Set.

I hope that you will join us over at

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, October 3, 2016

BBTB2 - Frame It!

Happy Monday!

Can you believe it is October?!?!
I love Fall :)

This week over at BBTB2 we have a super fun challenge
all about Frames!

I used the Small Talk and Frames and Tags
cart for my project.

I thought of doing this card as a thank you for
the photographer who will take our family pictures next week.

The papers are all from Recollections.
I used a lot of foam tape to create a 3D effect
with the frame layers.

I really like this color combo too :)

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 this week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Cut It Up! Breast Cancer Awareness - Think Pink

Happy Friday!!!

Well, I have now officially posted on all three of my teams
after my little "hiatus".

Cut It Up

The new challenge over at Cut It Up
is all about Breast Cancer Awareness.

We were lucky enough to have some digital images
from our sponsor
to use for our projects.

The Prize for this Challenge will
be a $5 Store Credit!!!

My Project:
I chose to use the ribbon image from our sponsor,
I love the simplicity of this one!
It's direct and to the point too :)

I used my Bic Mark It's to color the ribbon
and used some glitter glue to fill in the letters in
"Fight Back".
(Although you can't really tell in the pic)

My papers are from Recollections and the
Flowers, Pearls and Rhinestones were just in my stash.

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up this week.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Decorate To Celebrate - Happy Halloween

Happy Wednesday!!!

It's my first post back from "the summer break"
over at

I really love being a part of this Design Team,
it helps me get out of my card making routine
and gets me to think of other fun projects to make.

So for my project, I decided to use a Flocking Kit from
My Mind's Eye.

Did I miss the craze when this was the thing to do?
I was fortunate enough to have gained a bunch of new
items in my crafting supplies/stash and this was one of them.

Anyway, I took a small tile that I picked up at Home Depot
and flocked it with some fun Halloween images.
It was super easy and NO MESS!!!

Added some ribbon to top it off,
and now it is my first Halloween Decoration in
my new house :)

I hope you will show off some of your fun
decorations over at Decorate To Celebrate!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

BBTB2 - Happy Days - Retro Style

Happy Monday!!!

Well, I have made some progress in my craft room,
but still have a ways to go.
I at least have my desk set up and all my
carts and paper are pretty accessible - YAY!

Over at BBTB2 this week, I had the privilge of
choosing the challenge theme and I chose...

But seriously folks, let's keep it to the 50's, 60's, and 70's.
The 80's can't possibly be considered retro,
I can't be that old :{

I used my Nifty Fifties cart for this awesomely RETRO TV!

My layout is from Mojo Monday's challenge a few weeks ago,
but I wanted to use it for this card.

My paper is from Recollections
and my sentiment is from
CardzTV's Happy Days Stamp Set.

Such a fun card :)

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 this week.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

BBTB2 - Apple for the Teacher

Happy Monday!

I seriously need to get my craft room set up ;)

This week over at BBTB2
Caroline has chosen an Apple theme
for our cards or projects.

I decided to make a teacher appreciation card.

The apple is from Doodlecharms and my b/g paper is all 
from DCWV "School Days".

The sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas.

I hope you will join us this week over at BBTB2.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!