Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lots of Layers

I know that so many of you crafters out there love those layers on your cards.  I have seen so many gorgeous cards that have layers upon layers.  I wish I was brave like you!
...But I'm not.  I'm ok with it.  I'll live.  I will persevere.\
I will survive....go ahead...sing that song out loud...you know you want to.  ;-)
Anyways - Wags 'n Whiskers has a new challenge.  Go and check it out.
It is Lots of Layers.  You fantastic people out there who are brave - enter the challenge!
Don't forget:
**Please read all of the rules at the top of the blog**
One lucky participant will win a free Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamp!
On to my card:
 This is Nichola.  She is a gorgeous fairy.  
She is stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinklin' H2Os.  
 Other card details:
Base - SU Taken with Teal
DP - SU Soho Subway
Twine - The Twinery Solid Stone
Buttons - SU
 I used Stickles on the wings and added little jewels I bought at AC Moore.  
The sentiment is an old stamp set I bought at Joann's.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge - #87 Layer it Up
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - J is for Jewels
The Corrosive Challenge - #225 Anything Goes

Thanks for hanging out with me!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Grateful Puppy Love

Ok - so I was early making my card for the Wags 'n Whiskers challenge but I am super late with my post.  So so so sorry!
The challenge is for Banners or Bunting.
**Please read all of the rules at the top of the blog**
One lucky participant will win a free Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamp!
You don't have to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags 'n Whiskers Digi.

This is actually a first for me.  I've never done a banner before.  I love checking out Lacey's cards because she uses banners quite a bit...but I have never done one.  It wasn't a hard.  It was actually super easy.  That's why I like these and other challenges.  It forces me out of my comfort zone.  My style is usually easy peasy/CASish.  So doing something new is great.

Onto my card:

The precious stamp is called Puppy Love.  I like that you can use this image for a friend or for love...it works for so many occasions.  Go!  Buy it!  You need it! :-)

This is stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Twinklin' H2Os.


Other Card Details:
Base - SU Daffodil Delight
DP - SU Gingham Garden
Twine - Divine Twine Yellow Solid
Buttons - My Stash


I made the banner using my Silhouette.  Simple Triangles were cut out and glued to the twine.


The sentiment I made and cut it out with a circle punch.

You can download it here.

I am entering the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - 260:Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - F is for Friends
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Challenge - Anything Goes for May
Thanks for hanging out with me!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Owl Love

Hello there!  Thanks for coming back to visit.  I appreciate you coming out and checking my blog.  I have a new card for you.  Let me know what you think:
 This card is using the High Hopes Stamp Love Birds.  The image is very cute.  Perfect for an anniversary card.  It is stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.  
 Card Details:
Base - SU Riding Hood Red
DP - My Mind's Eye
Sentiment -  SU Whimsical Words (retired)
Thanks for coming by!
Entering the Following Challenges:
High Hopes Stamps - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge - Initial Challenge (L - Love; T - Twinkling H2Os; C - Corner Punch)
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge - #88 Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - A is for Anything Goes

Friday, January 9, 2015

40 Years a Child?

Hello my dears out there in the digital world!  Happy New Year!  I hope 2014 was good to you - and if not I pray that 2015 is so much better.  May it be blessed and filled with love and happiness!
I have not posted in a while.  To be honest, I had lost my creative mojo.  I just didn't really have it in me to do anything creatively.  I tried.  I sat down at my desk and tried to look at blogs and see if it gave me some inspiration.  Nothing.
So I read.  Lots. of. books.  Seriously.  Lots.  There is an app called Overdrive.  I was able to download ebooks from my local library.  Which I did.  A lot.  It was awesome getting into some good mindless stories, some mysteries and even some historical fiction.  Some of them even made me tear up.  I did miss crafting though.  
I figured it was the New Year and I AM supposed to be part of the Wags 'n Whiskers Design Team.  I mean, mojo IS required for that.  So I found some.  
And speaking of DT - how about a challenge!  The new one on the Wags 'n Whiskers blog is:
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘nWhiskers Rubber Stamp!
You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
Here is my card:
 I am using the stamp Bubble Fun.  She looks like she is having fun.  She is on watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.  
 Other card details:
Solid Papers used: SU Pacific Point; SU Daffodil Delight
DP: K & Company
Ribbon: Stash
Butterfly: I made it using Mod Podge Mod Melts.  I then painted it with blue acrylic and added some red glitter.  Simple little embellishment.
The blue bubble embellishment is something new I found at AC Moore.  They are from Queen & Co.   They had all kinds of colors.   You can use them as bubbles or water drops.  I like the way it looks. 
The sentiment is perfect and true.  It is from the lovely Ginger from Ginger's House.  
Great word art.  Definitely check her out. 
Thanks for looking!
I am entering the following challenges:
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - What's New (bubble dots)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - January Challenge
Cute Card Challenge - What's New (bubble dots)
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge - Anything Goes 
Love to Create  - Anything Goes
Scrap Creations - New (bubble dots)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something New (bubble dots)

Friday, September 5, 2014

For the Girls

I'm sorry I'm late posting this.  In case you were looking here for my challenge card that is on the Wag 'n Whiskers blog.  This week's challenge is called "For the Girls".  If you have made any new cards that are for the girls - why don't you add it to the challenge?!
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘nWhiskers Rubber Stamp!
You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
Here is my card:
 This is Let's Do Lunch.  This image just cracks me up.  It's what I look like when I'm "hangry".  :-)
This is a digi and it was printed onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.  
 The sentiment comes from Ginger's House.  It's such a true statement.  
Other card details:
Base: PTI Orange Zest
DP: K & Company
Ribbon: The Dollar Tree
Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges this card is linked up to:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge- Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge #73- Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Stuffed with Blessings

Can you believe it's almost fall of this year already????? 
Christmas is only ___ amount of days away.
I don't really know how many days away Christmas is.  I don't even want to think about it yet! :-)  Too soon.  Not ready.  Nope.
September 1 is just around the corner.  Holy cow!  

I have a fall card to share with you.
 This stamp is from High Hopes called Guard Duty Rudy.  It doesn't look like he's very effective at his job.  That's okay.  He's just too stinkin' cute.  I've owned this stamp for a very long while.  This is the first time I've inked him up though.
He is stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinklin' H2Os.
 Other card details:
Base - PTI Pinefeather
DP - Recollections Comic Heroes
Yellow circle - stash
Pears - Basic Gray

The sentiment is one I made.  You can download it here.

Thanks for hanging out with me!

Challenges I am entered in:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Flat Friends Challenge - Use a quote
High Hopes - Use fall colors
Loves Rubberstamps - 2 or more pattern papers
Simon Wednesday and Challenge - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Spring or Autumn

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge: Back to School/For a Teacher

Hey there!  Another challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers is going on.  
It is "Back to School/For a Teacher". 

Make a card for a teacher or child or anyone going back to school.  I'm sure there are quite a bit of you out there that are sending yourselves or your kids back to school. Make them a card!  Or make the teacher a card. 

Or just be mean - like me - and remind them that summer is over!  
Muahahahaha (say it in the evil laugh way).  It sounds cooler. :-)

**Please read all of the rules at the top of the blog**
One lucky participant will win a free Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamp!
You don't have to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags 'n Whiskers Digi.

Here is my card:
 This card has the sweet "Say a Prayer" stamp.  I have used this one very often.  Like I have said before, very versatile.  She is stamped and embossed onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinling H2Os.  

I also used an old sketch from My Favorite Things #MFTWSC182.  I like using sketches when my mojo needs inspiration.  I usually have colors picked out and even the papers.  Where I want it on the card is usually what takes me forever.  My Favorite Things have all their sketches on their blog.
 On her wings you can see that I've added stickles for that extra little sparkle.
 Other card details:
Base:  PTI Pure Poppy
DP: retired SU Summer Picnic
Cabochon: SU Vintage Flowers
Sentiment: I made it.  You can download it here.

I made two cards.  One for my friend's girls who are two blond cuties and the brunette one for my niece.  
Thanks for hanging out with me.

I am entering into these challenges:
Crafts Galore Challenges: Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: Back to School
Delightful Challenges: School Daze
Inky Chicks: Fairies and/or angels
Love to Scrap: Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps: Wings (Angels, Fairies, etc)
Milk Coffee Challenges: Add Stripes

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Printable Daily Planner Pages Template

For the beginning of the year, I was using planner pages that I created myself.  They did me well and were extremely useful in the beginning of the year - but I started gaining more responsibilities in another job and I was needing more space to write than what I had.  
I decided to go back to my trusted Franklin Covey planner pages.  I have been using Franklin Covey off and on for about 11 years.  Every time I try another brand - I always end up going back to Franklin Covey.
I will share pix of my planner(s) in some of my future posts but right now I thought I would share with you the Template for the pages that I created.  I know there were some people that were interested.
Some info first - in order to successfully download and use the pages: 
You need Microsoft Publisher.  The font I used is called CK Letter Home.  I got it from a Creating Keepsakes CD - but they have it available here and here.  If you don't have the CK Letter Home font, it might look really funny when you open it up.  
You can probably get away with using another font.  Play with it and try it out if you are confident. 
The pages are all set up for printing on 8.5 x 11 paper for double-sided printing and to be cut in half.   These are sized to fit in a Classic sized Franklin Covey Planner or DayTimer.
There are two downloads - One of them is for months with 30 days.  The other is for months with 31 days.  Obviously, for February, you will have to delete some days.  You just have to type in the month and day of the week like I did in my previous pages, which you can check out here.  You will be able to see how I set them up.  
In Publisher, you can also change the color theme to what you like.  You can also change any of the wordings in the titles into whatever works best for you.
Yes, it is time consuming.  But it was worth it if you are able to use what is right for you.  Like I said, it was working for me for a while - but life changes and so did my needs.

Below is the what the template looks like for months with 30 days.  Like I said, just add the month you need and add the days of the week before each number.  
You can download it here.

Below is the template for months with 31 days.  They pretty much look exactly the same except you can see the change in the color scheme.  Also, at the end of the file  you will see the 31st day.  You can download it here.
Just remember online friends - This is a free printable for your personal use - NOT for sale. If you share this with others please direct them or link back to my blog.  
If you have any questions, just let me know.  
Also, if you do use it, please leave me a comment.  I sure would appreciate knowing who is getting some use out of these.  I have other things I've made which I will share in the coming few weeks/months as time allows.  
Follow me to keep yourself updated when I add new stuff.
Thanks!  Have an awesome day!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge: Birthdays

It's challenge time at Wags 'n Whiskers!
Super easy challenge again - Birthdays.  Do have a birthday card you made or will make in the next two weeks?  Add it on to our challenge!
Rules, rules rules - Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamp!

You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
Here is my card for this challenge:
Tiny Dancer is just super cute.  She is such a sweet image.  I have used this stamp quite a few times here, here, and here.  This is an image that can be used for so many different occasions.  She is stamped and embossed onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinklin' H2Os.
Other card details:
Flowers - Prima
Brads - my stash
Happy Birthday stamp - PTI Inside and Out Birthday
Jewels - Queen & Co. Grass Green
Linking up to these challenges:
Crafty Girls Challenges: Anything Goes
Bearly Mine: Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges: Anything Goes
Love to Create: Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps: Anything Goes w/Stripes

Thanks for hanging out with me!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sweets and Monkeys

I just made this birthday card with the High Hopes stamp - Cherry Chip Chimp.  This image is so cute.  He is drawn by Dustin Pike.  I have used this stamp quite a few times.  Here is another time I've used it.  There were more times but I don't have pictures of those cards.  It was usually a quick card I had to whip up for a birthday.  
 Chimp is stamped and embossed onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinklin' H2Os.
Base: PTI Poppy
Blue DP: Joann's 
Red DP and Lt. Blue cardstock: my stash
Buttons: my stash
Twine: Divine Twine Cherry
Rhinestones: Queen & Co. Sunflower Yellow
Sentiment Stamp: SU Felicidades Siempre
 In the next pic, you can see that I added glaze on the cherry and the sprinkles.
Challenges I am linking up to:
High Hopes: One for the boys
Alphabet Challenge: M is for Men Only
Craft your Passion: Sweet Treats
TSC Challenge: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge: Birthdays

Thanks for hanging with me!