Halloween, my favorite Holiday!


I have been making some Halloween cards. I recently bought some new red rubber stamps from “Fun Stampers Journey” and I am just loving these charters! So fun!

So here are my cards,(and yes I am mailing them out to people.) I plan on making lots of Halloween cards, and yes I know I need to get in gear on getting them done!!


This card here is my first for this year. I have used the Fun Stampers Journey stamp set called “Witches Brew” item# [SS-0388.] I stamped them with “Black Licorice” then colored them up with Copics Sketch markers. I cut out my stamped images with my brother Scan n Cut 2 and a craft knife on spots. All 3 of the images are popped up on foam dots, I also popped up the printed paper. Here is what the full stamp set looks like:

The patterned paper is also from Fun Stampers Journey. It’s called “Halloween Prints”  item [PP-0035.] For the sentiment I stamped with the “Clear Pigment Ink” item# [IP-0102] and then used “White Embossing powder” item [IP-0098.] For finishing touches I added some “Candy Dots” and then used the new neon “Sour Lemon Silk” item [IP-0110] (that is the splotchy looking effect in the back ground.) This is what it looks like:


On this card I dug through some of my last year’s Halloween stash. I still used the stamp set called “Witches Brew” item# [SS-0388.] And I colored the 3 images with Copic markers. Does not show up at all in the photo but I painted on the bodice, skirt, and shoes with “Wink of Stella” in Clear. This leaves a lovely light glittery look w/o being overwhelming. The printed paper is from MS, the card base is Black Licorice from FSJ so is the “Electric Lime” neon card stock behind the witch and familiars. I used foam dots on the 3 images. The Bewitched sentiment is from Julie Nutting’s new Halloween collection of papers.


Can you tell I am loving this new witch set? Yes here is another card using the stamp set “Witches Brew” item# [SS-0388.] Also colored with Copic Sketch markers. The 3 images are popped up on foam squares so is the top layer of patterned paper from Martha Stewart. I again used “Wink of Stella” in Clear on the  bodice, skirt, and shoes, and even on the orb.

The 2 flags on the left and the sentiment are stickers from Julie Nutting’s new Halloween collection of papers. To make my ovals with the pierced edging I have used “Journey Ovals” item [DI-0042] You get the cutting die and also the piercing die to layer together to create wonderful projects.


This is my 4th and final Halloween card for tonight. My stamped image is popped up on foam dots. She is colored with Copics. Also cut w/ my Scan n Cut 2. This image is from the stamp set called “Spooktacular Monsters” item [SS-0391] This is what the full stamp set looks like:

I created the back ground using Pan Pastels, from Fun Stampers Journey. After I punched out my moon, I added some PanPastels to it also, then popped it up.

For the trees I used the die called “Winter Hills” item [DI-0249] I did brush some Silver PanPastel on top of the trees. Then added 3 in 3 different sizes “Rainbow Drops” in red item [AC-0178.] This is what they look like:

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August Challenge with Dylusions


Happy Friday morning,

A couple month’s ago I found this fun Facebook group called “The Dylusions Facebook Challenge.” Yep, you guessed it, they do monthly challenges there. I like to be challenged, makes me think of other ways to use my crafting supplies and  to play around in my black Dylusions journal book. So for the month of August the challenge theme is “Turquoise, Orange and Bones.” This is my 2nd month playing in the challenge. And honestly, I haven’t figured out if they do prizes or even announce a winner? I do it for fun!

So here is what I came  up with:


I do have orange on here… I used Copic markers on the skulls. There is orange around the 1st skull’s eye sockets, and then on the 3rd skull it’s close to the nose.

I first used a brayer and “White Linen” dylusions paint; and cover the entire back ground with it. (But not thick.)

Then I loosely & randomly brayered “Vibrant Turquoise.” Followed by using Dylusions stencil  “Bubbles” with the Vibrant Turquoise.


Then I sponged “Bubble Gum Pink” and used the stencil “Flower Medley.”

Flower Medley dybubblegum-pink

Followed by using the stencil “Diamond of a Boarder” with “Crushed Grape.”

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I then painted my red rubber dylusions stamps with “Black Marble” paint, then I stamped the set called “Doodle Parts” on the top, side, and bottom of my page.

dylusions-doodle-parts stamps 

With a paint brush I painted in the mushrooms with Crushed Grape, Bubble Gum Pink, Campso Teal, & Vibrant Turquoise. I then used a Copic Sketch marker and went around the lines.

To glue down the skulls I used one of my favorite glues from “Fun Stampers Journey” called “Craft Glue._10A8517

The creativity sentiment stamp is from Tim Holtz called “Random Quotes.”

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A Ching-Chou Kuik Birthday wish!


Good afternoon friends,

I would like to share a special Birthday card with you all. It was my really good friend Sue’s Birthday on June 14th. I baked her a from scratch “Black Magic” chocolate cake; with homemade dark chocolate icing. My mom whipped up a batch of her “Chicken Bryan” a Carrabba’s recepie. Quite an enjoyable evening.


I have used an image by “Ching-Chou Kuik digi Stamps.” This digi stamp is called “Meet Dragonfly” (follow the link to get yours.)

I have colored the image and back ground with Copic Sketch markers.

I used the Copic White paint on the dots of the dragonfly. I used Stampendous Fran-táge around the edges.  Tim Holtz’ Vintage Photo Distressing ink on the paper edges. And most likely all the other elements are from Micheal’s Craft Store.

Thank you for stopping by today and thank you for your comments.




Coloring with Copics June/July’s class with Alyce Keegan


Good morning,

I take a monthly class called “Create and Learn” from Alyce Keegan, she has a website where she teaches coloring with alcohol markers and colored pencils at “Kit and Clowder.” (Follow the link to see her site.)

This month’s class digital image if from the “Paper Shelter” called “Roll with it.” (Follow the link to see this image and others.)

Here is my version finished:


I used all Copic Sketch markers for this.

Alyce will throw in a free lesson also  and this month it was on part of her new nature class series. (When I tackle that lesson, I’ll let you know.)

Alyce has a Facebook group where she does offer free classes sometimes, she does do games, and you can see other people’s coloring and share your own CLICK ME!

Thank you for stopping by today. Stay Crafty my Friends!



A French Lacy Sunshine Pocket Letter for Christmas


Good afternoon,

I have a French themed, Lacy Sunshine Pocket Letter to share with you today.


I have used a digital stamp on the front from “Lacy Sunshine.”

I colored the skin and hair with Copic Sketch markers, and then paper pieced the rest; using Graphic 45 DSP. Also G-45 papers inside the pockets.  I added Christmas stickers from stash.

The Poinsettia is a big Die cut from “Fun Stampers Journey,” I also used their Journey Glaze and Journey Sparkle Dust. The Eiffel Tower is a thin die cut, also from FSJ. I used gold embossing powder on it.

I created the hat pin, beads from Micheal’s.

I would like to enter my Pocket Letter into Lacy Sunshine’s Challenge blog, CH# 74.

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Witch Hats!


Good morning,

Two days until Halloween! WOW time is a flying… (Pun intended

I have 2 Witch hat that I picked up at Michael’s an then altered them.

Here is the first one I did:


The metallic tulle is from JoAnn’s, I sowed it to the felt hat. The flower is white felt from a bulk roll at JoAnn’s, I used a Sizziz Bigz Die to cut the flower rolled it and hot glued it to it’s self to keep the flower together I used a SU circle punch of thin cardboard. The center is a big brad.

I created the hat pin and of course had to ad a spider charm. (Beads from Michael’s.)

I created this for my friend Sue. I was at JoAnn’s one day and they had some owl cages on clearance so I picked one up for her and me. A few days later I was at Micheal’s and saw the plain witch hats and thought it would look great decorated and placed onto of the owls for the season.


Now she wants a Santa hat for it.🙂

Here is the one I did for myself:


The sparkling black trim on the edge is from stash, I sowed it down. The band is trim I picked up for this hat from JoAnn’s. I could not find purple, so I got off white, put it in a zippy with Tim Holtz’ new purple re-inker and water. Line dryed.

After sowing on the purple band, I found a light purple flower in my stash, but needed it to me more purple, so I sprayed it w/ TH’s new purple spray inks, heavily.  The cameo is from stash and glued on with Journey Glaze.

I made the hat pin for this one too. (Beads from Michael’s.)

Here is the full pic of this owl:


Would love to know your thoughts.

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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

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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!

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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!