Summer time Sea Horse!


Good evening crafty friends,

I have an ATC to share:


I have used a Fun Stampers Journey stamp set called “Under the Sea.” I have colored him using Spectrum noir pencils.

I used “Dylusions” spray inks for the back ground. The seaweed and coral is from my Cricut. The clear plastic half balls I picked up in the flower section of Micheal’s.

I sprayed the inks onto MM paper, once dry I then glued it to a cardboard cereal box, for durability. I used a Spellbinders ATC die cut to cut out the cardboard and the MM paper. To glue the plastic pieces I used some “Journey Glaze.”

I would like to enter my ATC into:

Spectrum noir’s challenge: July Summer

Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your comments! Stay crafty my Friends!



Wood Frame , Polkadoodles image! Kit and Clowder retreat!


Hello there crafty friends,

I would like to share with you my project that I started at the “Kit and Clowder” coloring retreat in Orlando FL. The owner of K&C (Alyce Keegan) came to the USA from Australia, and did 2 retreats, one in California and one in Florida. I was so blessed enough to attend the Orlando retreat. Here is one of the projects that we did there.


The only part that I did at the retreat was the priming of the wood. I painted them with Gesso. However, I have finally finished this project, and I am proud of myself for actually finishing something. (That is not a DT project.)

What happened? Why didn’t I finish it there?

Well as you can imagine a bunch of crafty women…. late night chatting, etc…. So my roommate and I over slept the morning that this project was being shown.

I did meet a super sweet lady through this event that lives close to me. (Another blessing.) So I went to Sue Hall’s house and she walked me through fishing it. Sue let me have her “Peace” wood piece, mine came w/ “Faith,” and she also gave me the tiny metal dragonfly charm that is in the center of the filigree wood piece at the top, and the purple rhinestones. The rest of the wood pieces are from Alyce.

I didn’t like the way my original colored image turned out, so I bought the one you see here from “Polkadoodles.” I like this company’s image better anyways. For the back ground of our image Alyce had us use watercolors, however when I redid my insert image I didn’t use watercolors, I used my Copic spray system. I also colored this image with Copics. The name if this image is “Octavia Moonfly Dragonfly” follow the link to get her.

This was really fun to put together, especially with Sue and her letting me use her crafty stuff.

Thank you for stopping by, thank  you for your comments.



Fun Stampers Journey’s Kit of the Month cards for November!


Good afternoon Friends,

I have been playing with “Fun Stampers Journey’s” Kit of the Month cards.

November kotm

FSJ gives you four packets full of embellishments, card stock, everything you need!

Here is my first one:


I almost followed the directions, I like to add my own twist sometimes while making these Kit of the Month cards. I added “Journey Glaze Item #: AD-0002″ and “Journey Sparkle Dust Item #: AC-0013″ to the jar.

My next card:



I personally didn’t want the bow made out of Journey Twine to the right of the card like it is in the photo. So I made a bow and w/ a FSJ glue dot put it in the center of the lid.

I used the “Journey Glaze Item #: AD-0002″ to adhere the sequence that came with the kit.


Then I played around w/ this one:




I do like this one, and I am glad I got to play around with this kit, because for this card you stamp the jar onto the “Journey Basics Item #: PP-0003″ patterned paper but not the lid. then stamp the entire jar stamp onto the White CS and cut around it away from the edges. The yellow paper gets cut close. “The Citrus Cooler Item #: CS-0089″ CS is popped up on pop dots so is the jar.

Here is my last card:



In the kit photo, they have where the main image is sideways a bit. I decided to make it (Some what) straight.  Actually that’s pretty straight for me. :)


Now by making these 4 cards I have all kinds of ideas for making other cards using this set. I want to add buttons, some FSJ “Holiday Elements Item #: AC-0116″ for a Christmas card. My buddy Patti, gave me some tiny clay cutters of a Christmas Tree and a Gingerbread Man, I think would be fun to put in the jar. So much more could be in the jar as well.

Here is all 4 cards together:


Here is the stamp set:


This is an 11 piece set! This set could be made to look Christmasy’ or country with “Jams” or just friendly by adding a card to a Mason Jar Gift!

If you would like to get this Kit of the Month then please visit my online store at: or you can email me at:

Thank you for your visit and for your comments. Stay Crafty my Friends, and if I can be of some creative help please let me know!



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You Wood Do That! Haunted Design House!


Good afternoon Friends,

I wood like to share my “Wood” project with you all. Over at the “Haunted Design House” challenge blog their theme is “Wood.”

So here is my creation:


I covered a curio cabinet with Graphic 45 paper. The lace trim behind the ornament is from Stampin Up!

To make this ornament I used “Crowned Angel Pendant” from A Gilded Life. They are a new company from Spellbinders. I put metallic Rubz, rhinestones from SU, half pearls from Pizazz A Plenty, and Journey Sparkle Glitter. I sealed it with Journey Glaze. I used metallic Rubz on the metal flower behind the Angel. The lace is from stash, that I glued to a circle punch out of cardstock. I used Tim Holtz’ “Vintage Photo” ink on it to Age it.


I used a Martha Stewart clay mold for the owl. I then put on Rubz, Journey Glitter and to seal it I used Journey Glaze.



This is the center of the cabinet. The top Skull Key I received from Lisa Hall, long time ago. The center skull is glass and I received it from Creepy Glowbugg. The bottom one is from Micheal’s it’s a Tim Holtz.  You can see more of the paper here. I used the Halloween stack “Steampunk Spells.”



Left side of cabinet. I do not remember where I got the corner pieces? But the glitter half moon and star was a Jolee’s from Micheal’s.







right-side-hdh-wood-challen  This is the right side of the cabinet.  The gold glitter flourish is a Jolee’s as well.













I bought this ornate scissor charm from “Violet’s Scrapbook” store. I don’t remember on the moon charm?











Here is the finished piece hanging on my wall. You can see my chunky wood Poe ATC up there, and my covered book that I made in Texas with Patti, at a Spellbinders class.

I first sanded down the cabinet, then painted it black. After I Mode Podged the papers on, I used a Stampin’ Up! sander to sand down all of the edges and on the wood to remove and scuff up the wood. Then used Tim Holtz’ “Vintage photo” ink on the edges of the paper and on the scuffed wood. I replaced the handle on the drawer with a knob from Lowe’s.


To the DT’s at HDH, I hope this is not to frilly for ya, and makes you throw-up! :)

I would like to enter my altered wood cabinet into:

Haunted House Design: challenge “You wood do that!”

Thank you for your visit and for your comments! Stay Crafty my Friends!



Crafting Vicky Giveaway 600 followers!


I just wanted to let my friends know about Vicky Fortier’s Blog Candy giveaway for having 600 followers.

Please visit her blog HERE! For all of the details. Vicky is giving away several prizes and some digi companies have stepped int to lend a hand in the prize give away also!

Here are the digi companies:

and now here are the prizes that Vicky herself is giving away:

Here is one of the things Vicky has said in her post:

All that I ask is that you are a Google friend connect follower (so your little picture is with the other ones on my right side hand bar).  You have to be part of the 600 + followers… that’s my only condition.  And I don’t count the bloglovin or e-mail followers because I have no way to track who you are… sorry…

Now I wont tell you everything, you must go to her blog and check it out for your self.

NO you dont have to make a blog post I just wanted to, so I could get the word out for her, she is a super sweet lady and a wonderful artist. Good luck to all!

Tomorrow is Monday here in the US, I do wish for all of you all a Blessed week full of live and crafting!



CHALLENGE #39 SUMMER! at Lacy Sunshine challenge blog


Good evening Friends,

I have created a Summer card for Lacy Sunshine’s challenge blog. The them is Summer.


I have used a freebie from The East Wind called “Ice Cream Girl;” and colored it with Copics. She has some really wild digital stamps, they are so fun and out-ragious! Just love them! DSP is from stash.

The yellow and blue cardstock is from “Fun Stampers Journey”

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge blogs:

Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog: challenge #39 “Summer.”

The East Wind Challenge Blog: challenge #13 “For the Kiddies”


Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your comments! Stay Crafty my Friends!



Birthday card for Challenge #5 Sprite Delight by Aurora Wings stamps!


Good morning Friends,

Aurora Wing challenge # 5 “Sprite Delight” is still going on so I have made another birthday card, this one is for my Aunt Paula. I have used a Freebie offered by Mitzi, so if you would like to play the challenge and you don’t have any Sprites from Aurora Wings then you can go to the challenge blog and get one but she has reminded folks of the “Angle” policy please!                                 Special Bonus!


Here is my B-day card:

Sprite-ch-AW-PaulaI have colored my freebie Sprite from Mitzi at Aurora Wings, with Copics. The white is; Copic paint in a pot, I used a tooth pick.

The black bling is “Bling on a roll” from Recollections. My cut out is from the “Art Nouveau” Cricut cartridge. The top flower was cut twice and popped up with a pop-dot.  All card stock is from SU. Sentiment I typed in word doc.


The inside sentiment of from “Kesier” clear stamps. The banner if from the set of dies called Pennants item# DI-0004. The die set even has a matching stamp set called Banner Party #SS-0009

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Aurora Wings Challenge blog: challenge #5 “Sprite Delight.”

7 Kids College fun challenge blog: challenge #104 “Anything Goes”

Inky Impressions challenge blog: challenge IIC#169 “No DSP”

Creative Moments challenge blog: challenge #47 “Anything Goes/ Use one Flower”

613 Avenue Create: challenge #82 “Anything Goes w/ optional twist use a sentiment”

Sunshine Mail Challenge Blog:  July 15th challenge “Anything Goes”

Simon Monday Challenge blog: challenge “A mid-summer’s”

Just Inspirational Challenges: challenge “Layers”

Fan-Tastic Tuesday challenge blog: challenge # 45 “Anything Goes”

Sister Act Card Challenge: challenge #67 “Anything Goes”

The Cupboard Trilogy: challenge #24 “Birthday”

Ladybug Crafts: challenge “Summer Flowers”

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog:

Paulaholifield crafts: ALBC– challenge ” It’s Magic” (I think a flower w/ a face is pretty magical!)



Thank you for your visit, and thank you for your comments. Stay Crafty my Friends!





Challenge #5 Sprite Delight by Aurora Wings stamps!


Good evening Friends,

This morning, before nap time, I created a “Pocket card” for the “Sprite Delight” challenge over at Aurora Wings challenge blog.


The challenge is to use one (Or more) of  Mitzi Sati-Wiuff’s Sprite stamps from her STORE. (Follow the link to go check them all out.)

My card:


The name of my Sprite is “Digital Stamp – Cherry Blossom Sprite 2 – Sakura Fairy Holding a Branch” (Follow the link to get this one.)

The sentiments are from “Create with TLC,” they were Freebies. The water droplets are stickers from Recollections. I colored the image using Copics.

To create the “Pocket card” I first used a die from “Fun Stampers Journey,” the die is called “Pocket card  item #DI-0003

The card stock is also from “Fun Stampers Journey,“called “Blue Lagoon.” item#CS-0004. I used the die twice, the second time using “Whip Cream” item #CS-0040 (To me the name is a little miss-leading, whip cream sounds to me like it would be an off white color. However, in this case Fun Stampers Journey calls their white card stock “Whip Cream” and it is a beautifully smooth white CS.)

Which reminds me… If you are a Copic marker user, and want a less expensive way of getting the perfect card stock for your coloring, then give this white card stock a try. If you are a Copic user, then you know that Neenah, and X-press it paper is very expensive! Well one day I had the Fun Stampers Journey’s “Whip Creamcard stock in front of me and decided to stamp my image, for my ATC swap, and then colored it in with my Copics, and I was amazed that it was so smooth to color on and works just like the X-press It paper.

The tabs on the “Whip Cream” card stock were made using another die from Fun Stampers Journey called “Pennants.” item#DI-0004.

(There is even a matching stamp set for this die called, “Banner Party.” item#SS-0009)

Using the top die I cut the pennants off of it.

So now I can pull out 2 tags with sentiments, or more images, or a message to someone.

So there ya have i,t my Sprite card.

I would like to enter my Pocket card into the following challenges:

Aurora Wings Challenge blog: Challenge #5 “Sprite Delight”

Kit and Clowder’s challenge blog: Challenge “July Clothing Techniques”


Thank you for stopping by, I would love to read what you think, Stay Crafty my Friends!



I Do with Lacy Sunshine!


Good morning,

I would like to quickly share a project with you. Heather, owner of Lacy Sunshine Stamps offered a Freebie and this is what I came  up with:


This little cute from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, is called “Tiny Eveninpuff HobGobbi” I printed out 2 of the same one, I flipped one and made is shorter.

I colored them both with Copics. Added blue roses to the male one and a lace vale to the female one.

The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up. The back ground was make with a MS punching system.


Here is a close up view.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog: Challenge #36 “Anything Goes, in celebration of Eleanor and Pickles’ Birthday!”

Thank you for your visit and for your comments. Stay Crafty my Friends!



“SAVE THE FLOWER POT PRETTIES (Contest)” On Lacy Sunshine’s Facebook


Good afternoon Friends,

Heather Valentin owner/ artist at Lacy Sunshine stamps is do a fun little contest. The contest is to color any and all of her “Flower Pot Cuties,” then post them on Facebook, Twitter, etc…

I did one so far, and this is the one is did:

fangletta-flower-cloredThe name of this digi is “Fangletta,” you can find this and all of Heather’s digis stamps at her store here:

I have colored this image with Copics.

For the Facebook Fan page go here:

I am pretty sure you have to be signed on to Facebook then add that addy to your browser to get to the Lacy Sunshine Page.

When you go to the FB Page, Heather has written a really cute short story on why the Flower Pot Pretties need saving. So go check it out and have some fun. Heather even offered a Freebie of one of the super cute Flower Pot Pretties but please don’t share it or post it anywhere w/o a watermark. Angel policy does apply. :)


Thanks for popping in to check out my Flower Pot Pretties, let me know what you think. Stay Crafty my Friends!