3rd Grade in Japan


Good afternoon crafters,

This morning I created an 8 x 8 scrapbook page using my granddaughters 3rd grade photo. My daughter and the family have been stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. They arrived on a Thursday and on Monday it was the first day of school.  Leia, is super excited that there is no school uniforms to wear this year. In VA Beach they require the children to wear uniforms to public school. Makes the question “What are you going to wear today?” So much easier w/ uniforms.


For my 8X8 scrapbook page I started off with a piece of black card stock. I had some printed scrapbook paper in my head and could not find it. I don’t know if I dreamed it up or if I saw it one a card posted somewhere? I looked all through my printed papers and I could not find anything I liked this morning.

I try so very hard to use printed scrapbooking paper, because I so have so much of it.  I decided I would just use my letter stencil,  from “Stencil Girl,” and a white ink pad.

I used a digital image from The Paper Shelter called “Coffee Break.”  I colored this image with Copic Sketch markers.

To me this digi looks like a young girl doing some school work, or studying on her laptop. Even though my grand daughter does not drink coffee, she does love some hot chocolate.

Found a Japanese sticker in my stash that says “to attain one’s goals.” How apropos! Had to add a piece of ruler ribbon that I have had for a while. The blingy flowers were in my bling stash. They reminded me a little of cherry blossoms, just the shape.

I am entering my scrapbook page in the following challenges.

“The Paper Shelter’s” blog challenge “Challenge #395 – Back to School

The C.R.A.F.T challenge blog:- #525 Back to School

PINspirational Challenges #246 Back to School 

Crafty Creations Challenge:#397 – Anything Goes

Thank you for your visit.




Happy Halloween Fat Page


Good morning crafty friends,

Yesterday I created a Fat Page Halloween themed. I like making scenes with my stamps. So yesterday I played!

Fat Pages are 4 inches by 4 inches:


I first started with a cardboard from my empty Cafe Bustelo K cup boxA Product of Cafe Bustelo Espresso Style Coffee K-Cups (80 ct.) that was cut 4 inches by 4 inches. This is just to make it sturdy. You could use cereal boxes, or heavy card stock. I knew I was doing layers and wanted to withstand it all.

On top of the cardboard I then glued down some black card stock that has white paint on it. Then Glitter paper, and on top of that a piece of burlap.

The tombstone and ghost are thin metal silver pieces, and because they are reflective it’s hard to get them to show correctly in the picture. I glued one of each down with hot glue, then with foam I popped another one up on top. The purple glitter bat is a cut out from stash. And a plastic spider hot glued at the bottom right.

The cat has been glued flat behind the grass patch. The sentiment, scarecrow, and pumpkins have been popped up.  Colored them with Copic Sketch markers.

I used 7 stamps from the set: “Halloween Treat.” from RG Studio 360/ RG Ave.


Must read this:

When you purchase a stamp set from RG AVE, you get:

1. The actual High Quality 100% Clear Photopolymer stamp set (like shown above) (Made in USA, Non-Yellowing, Non-Toxic, & Phylate Free)

2. You will also receive: the Digital Download files in 4 different formats: Regular PDF, Outlined PDF, SVG & JPEG!

The stamp set will be mailed to you and you receive the same day as your order the digital files for the stamp set! UMM HELLO! What!? How freaking cool is that!!

There is a challenge this week at the Facebook group called RG Avenue Community, follow the link to join. This week’s theme is anything goes. I will be entering this into the challenge. But I also made it as a reference to a Halloween Fat Page because I have a poll for what we will be swapping on the 15th of this month (September 2019.) It will be either Fat Pages, or ATC’s.

If you would like to join our Swap Club then follow that link to the FB group. Make a comment on the Poll to if you would like.

I am entering this FAT Page in to the following challenge:

Simon Says: Anything Goes Challenge Wed Challenge

Moving Along With the Times: 105 – Things With Wings (the bat has wings.)


Thank you for popping by, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my Halloween Fat Page.





A sketched BD card


Good morning all lovely crafty folk!

I made a birthday card following a sketch from “Sketch~N~Scrap” here is their sketch:

Now here is the card I made:



I used a pre-cut card base from a pack of cards and envelops.

The red CS is textured from a paper stack. Yellow is from scrap drawer.

I used gold washi tape!! I am excited about that. I have the hardest time figuring out to use the washi tapes that I have too much of.

The circles are curtsy of Annemarie. I was at a crop Aug 3rd and she had a CS sheet on our desks with HB  sayings. I used a circle punch for the top 4 circles and hand cut the bigger one. I think think this is the perfect sketch for that sheet she gave us.

The Horray circle  is popped up, the red HB is popped up then the Best Wishes is double popped up.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your days.

I am entering this card into the Sketch~N~Scrap Card Sketch #151.



BOOM! Crushed It!


Good afternoon,

I made a card for my boy friend’s grandson. He was awarded an award at his Elementary school, called Presidential Award. And of course the granddad is proud. And since the 2 grand-kids and his daughter are visiting here, I thought I would make him a card.

I added this card to the weekly challenge on the RG AVE Community Facebook Group.  This week’s theme is to showcase “Stars.




I used the digital version of a stamp set called “Crushed It!” from: https://rgstudio360.com/

When you purchase stamp sets from RGStudio360 they will mail it out to you, but you also get emailed the set in digital files, PNG, SVG, Jpeg. They also come outlined so you can use a cutting machine with them like a Scan N Cut. And also comes with out the line.

There is one star in the set, and since I used the digital version I put the star on a word doc and made them different sizes, and tried to do it randomly to make my own background paper. I added the twine behind the boy and sentiment because it reminds me of the comics when they draw lines for movement.

The boy was colored with Copic Sketch markers.

The front card panel, BOOM, Boy, and sentiment are popped up. I used a piece of holographic paper and in this picture it has picked up different colors. Window Word punch from SU for the sentiment.

Thanks for your visit here!

Have a lovley crafty week!

Happy 4th of July 2019!



Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Secret Sister


Good morning I wanted to share with you all two Multi Media projects I have created recently. The first photo is the canvas I created and mailed out to my Secret Sister for Christmas 2018. The second canvas is one I made for a different friend. I showed her the one I made for my Secret Sister and she said she loved it so much and that she would love to have one. So for her November birthday I made her one also.

SS-MM-18-KKFR.jpgMy SS said that she would love something to hang in her newly remolded craft room. So I created this 8×10 canvas project.

For the background I used 3 different stencils and textured paste.

This is a real paint brush. The “ART” is wood. I used molds and polymer clay to make the 3 faces, wings, flower, and mushroom. The skeleton hand, and star is resin. I used cardstock and a flower die and created the 3 flowers in the left side. The leaves are fabric. Metal pieces on the top left corner, top right corner, and bottom right corner, the long piece on the paint brush and above the larger face. The pocket watch and 3 cogs at the bottom are metal also. After adhering all my pieces with textured paste, I paint it with Black Gesso, and then added”Inka Gold” and  Rubz to the top. To finish it off, I splattered white and black Gesso, Bronze, Gold, and Silver Silk. Then sprayed sealer.


This 8×10 canvas was created for my other friend for her birthday.

For the background I used a brick stencil and textured paste. The “ART” is wood. I wrapped lace around the paint brush handle. Using Sclupy Polymer clay and molds I created the butterflies, face, and wings. The frame, crown, fish, and the filigree on the top right corner. The tulle is from JoAnn’s Fabrics.  Using dies and cardstock, I created the 3 flowers and the vines. The arrow and the owl face is a Tim Holtz metal charm. The purple glitter at the bottom of the paint brush is Stickles. I painted with “Inka Gold” brand metallic rubbing paints and also Rubz. Then spray sealed it. She loves it she said, so did everyone at the dinner party that night.

Let me know what you think.


Image result for prima wings mold here is the mold for the wings. It’s by Prima.

Thanks for stopping by.



The Best is Yet to Come


Good morning,

I just got done taking some photos of a multi media project I just finished. A friend of mine, recently lost his  wife. She had a spine disorder and went in for a pain shot and   never left the hospital. She did however have a long and wonder life.

At the memorial the Pastor said when him and his wife visited my friend in the hospital they were leaving and he found a fork while walking to their car. The Pastor told the story of the “The best is yet to come.” “A lady who was dying and asked her pastor to bury her with a fork.”   That gave me an idea to make this project for my friend.  And of course I do hope he likes it.


I used a 8×10 canvas from Micheal’s. I started w/ the background and using polymer clay I pressed 3 pieces onto different embossing folders. I placed them in the top right and left  corners, and the 3rd is on the bottom right.

Using molds and Sclupy polymer clay I made the letters, cherubs, face, heart and butterflies. The fish cross and frame are resin. The top cross is wood. The top 3 flowers are buttons, and the bottom 3 flowers are Prima. The leaves are fabric, the vines underneath are cardstock and Heartfelt Creations dies. The bottom right corner is a metal piece so is the pieces on the bottom part of the fork, which is also metal. I tried using the Prima Marketing Finnabair Art Ingredients Stones, for the first time.

I used Black Gesso, then metallic Rubz.

To finish it off I splattered it with black and white Gesso, and sprayed it with at sealer.

Thank you for stopping by, let me know what you think.





October 2018 Challenge card for ching chou kuik


Good morning crafty friends,

I have created a Halloween card using a digital stamp from “ching chou kuik.” The theme this month on their Challenge Blog is “Halloween.” I do hope you click on the challenge blog link and check out the Design Team’s projects. They are truly Beautiful and well done. Lots of inspiration if you need it.

Here is mine:


I used Black card stock for the card base, then added a panel of Lime Green card stock. Added another panel of Gold Glitter card stock, heavy weight. My beautiful image drawn by Ching Chou Kuik, has been printed onto Xpress paper and colored with Copic Sketch markers.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you liked my card. Happy Halloween!!

I would like to enter my card into the challenge:


Stay crafty my friends,


Kit and Clowder’s April-May Copic Marker Class.


Good afternoon Friends,

Today, I have finished my  Copic class (For April) taught by Alyce Keegan from Kit and Clowder.

Each month there is a new class with new images. She does this for markers and colored pencils. (Click on the link to find out more.)

This month the image is from “Mo’s Digital Pencil,” the name of the image is “Sparkle.” (Follow the link to see this image and more.)

Here is my finished project:


I printed the sentiment that it came with, at the bottom. This is a 8×10 frame.

I think that Alyce is a super sweet and knowledgeable lady, and I really do enjoy taking classes from her. Check out her Facebook group here!

Thanks for stopping by, and thank you for your comments. Stay Crafty my Friends!




Julie Nutting Prima Dolls on beautiful canvas!


Good afternoon Friends,

I have created 2 8×10 canvas pieces for my room.

Here is the first one I did:


I have used a Julie Nutting Prima Doll named “Rita.Rita now has some matching Dies, however I don’t have them, I just fussy cut out all my pieces.  I have used the newly released “French Flea Market” 6×6 paper pad from Julie Nutting Prima brand. I used 3 different prints from the paper pad to complete her outfit. I used the script paper in the pack for her skin, followed by using the Prima watercolor pencils for skin highlights. The dress/outfit was highlighted using Copic Sketch markers.

The frame is from Micheal’s. I stripped it down, then used Guesso and then painted it with acrylic paint from Fun Stampers Journey in “River Stone.” The sentiment was printed from my computer onto some stash paper.

For the canvas, I used 2 different stencils called “Bubble-Bubble,” and “Ring Stacks.” and Journey Modeling Paste from Fun Stampers Journey. I then use the Journey Gesso to paint over it all. Once dry I sprayed the canvas with Color Splash in the following colors: “Blue Lagoon,” “Cool Pool,” and “Silver.”

The canvas is layered with cheesecloth, flowers, leaves, buttons, and rhinestones,

I used 2 dies from Fun Stampers Journey: “Border Details Die Set,” and “Bloom Cluster Die. ” I also used some Silk in Cool Pool and Silver from FSJ.

On the lower left, I added in two Hat Pins, that I created from beads from JoAnn’s.

Here is the 2nd 8×10 canvas I did:


I have used the Julie Nutting Prima Doll called “Kate.” I have used the newly released “French Flea Market” 6×6 paper pad from Julie Nutting Prima brand. I used 3 different prints from the paper pad to complete her outfit. From the same paper pad, I used the Bingo paper for her skin. I did my highlights using Copic Sketch markers.

Flowers, buttons, rhinestones, burlap dolie, cheese cloth, bird, lace, and feathers from stash. The frame is from Micheal’s, that I Guesso’ed, then painted using Fun Stampers Journey acrylic paint in “River Stone, “Cool Pool,” and “Blue Lagoon.” On the frame I added a set of clear resin wings w/ a flower. The sentiment was printed from my computer onto “Patterned Paper” from FSJ.

I also added 3 sets (of 2) gold stems from Fun Stampers Journey called “Gold Elements.”

For the back ground of the canvas I first applied  Journey Modeling Paste from Fun Stampers Journey, using 2 different stencils called “Bloom Wall,” and “Falling Petals.” I then sprayed the canvas with Color Splashes from FSJ in: “Blue Lagoon,” “Cool Pool,” and “Sour Lemon.” For the top, after everything was glued on I flicked Silk in: “Cool Pool,” “Silver,” “Electric Lime,” and “Sour Lemon.”

Thank you for stopping by, Thank you for your comments. I have linked up some products for you to see what they are and so you can obtain them yourselves.

Stay Crafty my Friends!



Luck or St. Patrick’s Day! by Marker Pop


Good morning friends,

Did you remember to set your clocks ahead this morning or last night? Time change to spring head! I did, and I made it to church on time as-well.

I have a Luck or St. Patrick’s Day!  project to share with you today.

I was contacted by the Marker Pop Blog to be a Guest Designer for their Bi-Weekly blog challenge. Their challenge theme for the next 2 weeks is called “Luck or St. Patrick’s Day! Create a project for St. Patrick’s Day or create a project featuring something Lucky. You can use the Color Green, a Pot of Gold, a Shamrock, Stars etc…” They also offer a visual image:


So for this challenge I created a double layout in my Black Dylusions Art Journal book.


Here is my art journal pages. To create these pages, first I applied Dylusion’s Mixed Media paint in “White Linen,” to both sides using a brayer. I then went back on top of the White Linen while still wet with “Dirty Martini.” This was to give the pages a subtle green hue in the background. I then layered my pages with Dylusion’s Mixed Media paint in “White Linen,“”Dirty Martini,” “Squeezed Orange, and Black Marble.” I applied the paint onto the Dylusion stencils with a “Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool – 1″ Round”. I also used the tool to apply black paint onto my Dylusions leaf stamps, and the Tim Holtz rubber stamps,(the butterfly in the top right and the nest in the top left.)



The “Pot of Gold w/ the Rainbow” is a digital stamp from “AI Factory.” (I have just learned they are no longer in business.)

I printed this image onto blending card stock called “X-Press It.” (Follow the link to get yours.) I colored my Rainbow with LOTS of Copic Sketch Markers.   For just the rainbow I used:

  • R39, R37, R35, R32, R30, R000
  • YR09, YR06, YR04, YR12, YR00
  • Y17, Y13, Y11, Y000
  • YG17, YG13, YG00, G20, G0000
  • BG15, B18, B14, B00, B000
  • BV04, V09, V06, V05, V01, V0000
  • RV19, RV17, RV13, RV02, RV02

I applied Ranger’s Stickles to some of the strips in the rainbow.  Crushed Pineapple, Rhubarb, Blue Bayou, Bubble Gum, and Sprinkled Sugar to the cloud.

Shamrock, was applied to the Gorjuss Girl’s dress, that is sliding the  the rainbow .

*I was trying for the rusted metal effect on the pot of gold.


The lips stamp is one I’ve had for a long time, the company’s name has been rubbed off.


I also used “X-Press It” card stock to stamp my 3 Gorjuss Girls. I used: Gorjuss Collectable Mini Rubber Stamp – No. 19 Holly. She does have a hat on however, I printed a Leprechaun hat from the web, and replaced her original one. The next Girl I used is, Gorjuss Collectable Mini Rubber Stamp – No. 2 New Heights, I cut her books off that are under her feet. I wanted it to look like the girl is sliding down the rainbow. The third girl is, Gorjuss Collectable Mini Rubber Stamp – No. 16 Puddles Of Love. Below is a photo of 3 of my Gorjuss Girl stamps, follow the links above the get yours.




I am looking forward to visiting your blog after you have linked up to the Marker Pop Challenge Blog: http://blog.markerpop.com/

Reminder this is a Bi-weekly challenge and it started today.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, thank you for your comments. Stay Crafty my Friends!