Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Stars and Stripes

Hello everyone!!! I am back with our challenge for Whiff of Joy!!!! This week our theme is Stars and Stripes!!! I have used Willow here and she is colored with my copic's and spica glitter pens. I have used some Sizzix stars and some start brads. I am unsure of the paper it was in my stash. The flourishs are from Quickut.
I sure hope to see you all joining us this week. Thanks for stopping bye everyone and hope you are having a great week so far. Big hugs

Sunday, April 26, 2009

High Hopes!!

Oh this was just perfect timing!!! I needed to make a notebook for a friend and then Amy at High Hopes chose the challenge this week as anything but a card!! Now how lucky was that???
So I dug out my chipboard and BG papers and my bind it all and went to town. lol
My image is one of High Hopes new images I just love this ant and after reading Tina's story of how High Hopes became about I just love the little ant even more.
God Bless You Tina!! I have colored my image with my copic's and have used the retro flower punch along with a brad and spacer, the leaf and branch is from MS. I used the bosskut flourish die and added some yellow pearls to it and the image is stamped and punched out with SU punches.
Thanks so much Amy for a great challenge.
I tried to visit all the blogs yesterday and today, I am always missing so much through the week but the hours I keep now there is just not enough time to do anything. I sure do miss joining in all the challenges. I do try to do at least 1 a week, and then have my DT cards done on the weekend also. So will be checking you all out again next weekend. I do have my post scheduled for my DT cards. Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping bye and for understanding being late on blogging. Big Hugs

Friday, April 24, 2009


Well we have come to our 2ND Challenge at Just Magnolia!!! I am just loving this Challenge Blog. I have to say I do love my Magnolia's and this gives me a chance to use all my older ones too. You never get tired of them do you.
Here I have used Tilda on her blanket. The theme this week is Pink and Green so I have colored them with my copic's and spica glitter pens. I have used my retro flower punches with the crackle stamp from Innovation Stamp Creations and added a brad and spacer to the center. I have also used my MS branch and leaf punches, the flourish is from bosskut and the little flowers are from SU. My papers are from K&Co I sure hope you all will join us this week we so appreciate your support you have given us in our first challenge. Thanks for stopping bye today and have a wonderful day! Hugs

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sketch for you by Heather

This week we have a wonderful sketch for you at the Whiff Of Joy Challenge Blog. I have used the gorgeous Helping Melinda from Whiff Of Joy. I just so love this image.SHe was colored with my copics and I added some glamour dust to her wings. The papers are from K&Co and my flowers are punched from my retro punches. The branch punch is from MS I then added some brads and spacers in the center. Sure hope you come and join us and have as much fun as I did with Heathers sketch.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Another beautiful sketch we have again this week at Sketch Saturday. I also love Saturdays not only do I not have to work but the new sketch comes out.
This week I used one of my new stamps my dear friend Jacqui got me for my birthday Isn't this darling rabbit from Joanna Sheen just adorable???? I have colored her with my copics and spica glitter pens, my papers are from K&Co (oh la la ) and I have used the retro flower punch with the MS leaf and branch punch, Added a brad and spacer in the center. My flourish is from Bosskuts and I have used some small pink bling to it. The ribbon is from my stash but believe it came from HL.

Friday, April 17, 2009

We are LIVE!!

The new Challenge blog Just Magnolia is live and we so hope you will come and join us each week. We know everyone loves Magnolia's so here is the perfect time to join in. This week I have made a sketch for you. I so hope you will enjoy it and join in our first challenge.
Here I have used Tilda with tulips. I just love this image and I have colored her with my copics and spica glitter pens. My paper is from K&Co and the flowers are from my retro punches with brads and spacers in the center along with my MS leaf and branch punch. The flourish is from Bosskuts and my ribbon was just from my stash. The rub on wording is from SU along with the cardstock.

So here is the sketch we have this week so please come and join us for our first challenge!!!!!!

And make sure you go check out the rest of the Design Teams gorgeous cards. They have some gorgeous creations.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Hello Everyone!!! This week at Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog we have a wonderful theme for you!!
Black and White with a touch of (1Color). I have used the Jester here and colored him with some black and a touch of Bluegreen. I colored him with my copic's and spica glitter pens. My papers are from BG.
Sure hope to see you all joining us this week.
Hope you are having a wonderful week so far and thanks for stopping bye.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A little Toot!!!

I just wanted to pop in and real fast and tell you all my wonderful news I got. I got featured on Inspirational Craft Blog. How cool is that!!! I was so excited. You can see if Here.
Thanks for stopping bye folks Just got home from work it is late had a long day so will check back with you all later Hugs

It's Bugs!!!

This week over at High Hopes, Crissy has set the challenge for paper piercing!! It had been awhile since I had done that and sure enjoyed it. Thanks Crissy. I have used one of the new images isn't she so cute. She was colored with my copic's and my paper is from SU. I also used the photo corner punch from Su and used the piercing tool on it also, along with the other corners of the image.
I used the piercing took around the flower also. I ran a piece of paper through the Cuttlebug embossing folder and sponged it with vintage distressed ink.My leaf is a MS punch.
Well thanks so very much for stopping bye today sure do appreciate it. Have a wonderful day. Big Hugs my dear friends

Monday, April 13, 2009

An Award!!

Oh what a wonderful surprise !! I received a beautiful award today from Jacqui . Thank you so much dear I am so excited to receive this from you dear.I am to pass this award on to 5 people that I get inspiration from and for one I have to pass this right back to you Jacqui .

The other 4 I am passing this on to is

What a Storm

Man I hate winter and always wish for summer but this is the only down fall we have for summer. Tornado's and storms. I tell you these things just scare a person to death. I live in a mobile home to top it off!! But we had a huge storm go through earlier and these are pictures I took looking out my front door. Golf ball size hail at some points. I have never seen the hail that big before. So glad that is is over!!
Just wanted you to see one of our storms here in Indiana!

The Sugar Bowl Sketch!

Oh The Sugar Bowl has an awesome sketch this time from Tiets. I really enjoyed using the sketch and know I will sure use it again. I have colored my image here with my copic's and spica glitter pens and also added some of my glazed pens in places. I used my new Cloud Nine paper and also my bosskut flourish, retro flower punchs with a brad and spacer in the center, and my MS leaf and branch. I also ran one of my papers in the cuttlebug embossing folder and then sponged it with vinage distressed ink. My ribbon is from HL. The wording and oval punches is from SU. Well hope you all are having a great day and enjoying the first part of the week. Me it means returning to work !!! So you know my feelings on the subject lol But thanks for stopping bye . Big Hugs

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Well I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!!! I know I ate to much lol But everyone is gone and the house is cleaned back up so I thought I would come and share a few of my pictures I took of the grandkids. Nathaniel is getting so big!! He is a month old here and he was talking to us lol

Here he is sleeping and doesn't even know he got a bunny rabbit lol

This is Miss Kirstie!! This is her goodie basket lol The one that got all the candy in it lol Grandma got her lots of chocolate but some fun stuff too as I am sure you all know girls her age are sure Hanna Montana crazy lol

This one is from the Easter Bunny lol They just grow up so fast don't they??

Well again hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Big hugs

My Dear Friends

I wanted to pop in and wish you ALL a Wonderful and Blessed Easter!! I am getting ready to go get my ham in and all the fixings ready but wanted to make sure I got all my blogging friends wished a Happy Easter first.
I would also like to show you a few things I got in the mail last week. I am always so far behind through the week with working so I am posting this late. But my dear friends Jacqui and Gisela sent me some wonderful birthday goodies and just had to share. Thank you so much my dear friends. Big Hugs
And again Happy Easter Everyone

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

Well another gorgeous sketch again over at Sketch Saturday and I used the sketch to get my little grandson Nathaniel's Easter Card done. I put it off to the last minute!!!
But so happy that I did for I do love this sketch. I have used Edwin and the egg wagon here and colored them in with my copic's. I used SU paper and I used my new MS border punch. Yelp got to go shopping Friday and spent most of my birthday money but did manage to get a few craft goodies like some awesome K&Co paper and a big tote for my copic markers. Anyway back to my card lol I used my cuttlebug alphabet and some flat gems and ribbon from HL. The eggs were in a Joleen's package.
Well hope you all are having a great weekend so far and I wish you all a Very Happy Easter. Thanks for stopping bye!! Big Hugs

Friday, April 10, 2009

Have your Heard the News??????

Well it has been really really hard for me to keep quiet but I can let the cat out of the bag now!!! There is a new challenge blog (yell I hear you another challenge blog) The new challenge blog is called Just Magnolia which means only Magnolia stamps will be allowed. There is a huge design team and what talent there is that I get to work with OMG Go check it out and see who all is on there. The challenge starts April 17th Friday so make sure you are there and ready to play. You can grab the banner here for your blog if you would like.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Perfect Day!!

This week at Whiff Of Joy Challenge Blog we have the very talented Katharina bringing us one of her wonderful sketch's. We are always so glad to have her join us. We know she is really busy so when she gets the time we sure love it.
I have colored Willow in with my copic's and also used my spica glitter pens. My flower is from the retro punchs and MS branch and leaf. The bottom border was done with the fiskars border punch. My papers are from K&Co oh I just love them. And then my ribbon is from SU.
Sure hope you all come and join us and enjoy Katharina's sketch.
Have a great day Hugs

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tilda gathers straw!!!

Well they have done again at Sketch Saturday another beautiful sketch!!!Tracie has done the sketch this week and it is just lovely. I used the Tilda gathers straw from Magnolia. She has been colored with my copics. My papers are from K&Co (oh just love them) and I used my raffia ribbon that a dear friend sent me. My flower is punched from my retro punches and MS for the leaves and branch. The border punch is from Fiskars. I used one of the crackle stamps from Innovation on the flower and added a brad and spacer in the center. Flat pearls were used at the top and bottom of the picture. I did rotate the sketch so my image would fit better.
Well hope everyone is having a great week so far. I know I am tired but better than not working at all !!! Big Hugs

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cherry Tilda

Oh I just about missed this sketch!!! Lim has done a gorgeous sketch over at A Spoonful of Sugar and I just had to do it for it is just beautiful. Thanks Lim.
I used some digital papers and my Cherry Tilda from Magnolia is colored with my copic's and spica glitter pens. I mounted her up on one of the circle nestibilites. And added flat pearls to the card. The cherry die cut is from Sizzix. I didn't add a sentiment on it yet for just not sure what I am going to use it for.
Thanks so much for stopping bye and hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
I worked one of my days off and kept my new grandson and my granddaughter one day so off to work tomorrow to those long hours again.
Big hugs

Saturday, April 4, 2009

And the Winner is!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want to thank you all so much for your entry's for my blog candy!! I never imagined I would have so many entry's. My dear granddaughter Kirstie is here with me tonight along with her new little brother so she drew a name from the list I wrote out from my followers. But don't worry if you didn't win this time, stay tuned for Magnolia A Holic is giving me some blog candy for one lucky winner so keep watching for the post. So without waiting any longer the winner is


Big Congrats dear and if you would email ME I will get your prize out to you.

Music In Me!!!

Well I am just about late with my entry to High Hopes this week. These hours that I am working I am not getting nothing else done and then to top it off get called in on your day off YELK!!! But hey it is more money to buy stamping supplies lol
This week Ila has set the challenge for creative borders. I colored my image with my copic markers and for my creative border I used ribbon. Thanks for a great challenge Ila.

I also wanted to show you one of my birthday cards I got in the mail from Michelle She used the adorable Whiff of Joy Sheep and presents isn't it just so cute?? Thanks so much Michelle.

Well I will be back later this evening with the winner to my blog candy. My granddaughter will be here later to draw a name out I have written down all the names that were in my followers list and she will draw the winner out when she gets here. Thanks everyone to all the wonderful comments you have left me and thanks so much for stopping bye hope you all are having a wonderful weekend so far. Big Hugs

Friday, April 3, 2009

Some Candy!!!!! (CLOSED)

I will be back later today with the winner!!
Well I have a couple of things to celebrate so I thought I would give away some blog candy. Nothing really big that is just some candy. I so appreciate all of you stopping bye and leaving me such wonderful comments. I am not getting a lot of blogging done lately due to my work hours being changed but I do try to catch up on the weekends so please forgive me if I miss a few of your posts.
I am going to run this candy till April 3rd.
What do you need to do??? Not much !!! I am going to be choosing the winner from my followers list so if you are on it then you will have a chance to win and just post a link on your blog about my candy.
Included in the prize is:
Package of DCWV Spring textured cardstock
A couple of small punches (bow and unicorn)
Whiff of Joy Charlie with Snowman stamp
High Hopes Snake stamp
Inkadinkado 2 set clear friendship stamps
Clear mini stamp set
Package of Alphabet brads
Package of eyelets
Package Loopy Brads
Several spools of Ribbon and some rickrack
Stampin up Kaleidacolor pad
Palette Stamp and Stick gluepad
And some white flowers that can be colored to any color you like.
Well that is it folks. Remember you have till the 3rd of April and the winner will be picked from my followers list the 4th of April.
Thanks for stopping bye and have a great day!!!!!!