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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!



Monochromatic Yo from the Leia Collection at Ike’s Art!


Good morning Friends,

I have a card to share with you all, using an Ike’s Art image, from the “Leia Collection.”

Monochromatic-challengeThe Ike’s Art image I used for this Monochromatic card is called “YO.” This is just one of the adorable images from the “Leia Collection”

The 'LEIA' CollectionAll of these images can be found in Ike’s shop click here!


I colored my image with Copics. Then with “Brushable Glue” that I painted on with a paint brush, I added “Neon Flamingo” glitter and “Pretty Princess” glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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The back ground DSP is retired Stampin’ Up papers. I used retired “Pleated ribbon” from SU. The card stock is also Stampin’ Up called “” and I used a Spellbinders’ die cut on it.

I created this card as a DT card for Ike’s World Challenges. However the challenge is over in a couple of hours. I honestly thought we were taking a summer break so I never posted this card.

I have spent a month in Texas with a good friend, and I was not on the computer much. I could have posted this from Texas, by having my mom email me the photo, but I did not pay attention; and for that I do apologize to Ike, and everyone else for not posting this sooner. But I do hope you all will pay a visit to Ike’s Art shop and look around she does have some awesome digis.

Here is the link to Ike’s World Challenges.

You not be able to get a card made in time for the challenge #19 “Monochromatic” but go to the challenge blog and check out what the other DTs have created, they really do, do some amazing art work, it’s totally worth your time to just hop on over there for some inspiration, or to just be wow’ed!

I am back home, for now… leaving again July 16th for a week. I have some exciting information coming up very soon. (No I am not pregnant!) So tuned!

Don’t forget about us on Facebook. Ike’s Art Fan Page link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IkesArtFanPage/

Go sign on to Facebook then add that link in your browser! Share your Ike’s Art with us!

I would like to enter my card into:

Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge for June: Use loose glitter, flocking, &/or EP.

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



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IKE’s WORLD Challenges – a place for everyone to play.


Good afternoon friends,

I would like to share a card that I created for one of my friends new challenge blog. Ike from Ike’s Art has opened herself up a challenge blog! The blog is called “Ike’s World Challenges.” For Ike’s first challenge it is a Tick-Tack-Toe challenge, she has even offered one of her gorgeous digis as a freebie! So that is the image I went with for my card.

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I went down with my TTT, (Lace, Dies, Buttons.) My main image is the freebie Ike offered. I have colored her in Copics. Lace from stash. The word “Fashionista” was cut from Crict. The die cut is Spellbinders, and I use an embossing folder from Stampin’ Up for the back ground.

To check out Ike’s new challenge blog click here! Go get your freebie and play along!

Thanks for your visit and thank you for your comments! Stay Crafty my Friends!



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Happy Birthday Susan S!


Good morning Friends,

Today I am sharing a card and a book mark I made for a friend:



My friend Susan loves Angels so I of course had to make her Birthday card and book mark with an Angel!

The image is from Sweet Pea Stamps “©Rebecca Sinz’s Hope- DIGI” (Follow the link to get yours.)

The word “Angel” if from Smeared Ink’s rubber stamp set called “Heart Wings.” (Follow the link to check out the “Rubber Club.”)

The stamped swirls and the word Blessed on the book mark, is from Stampin’ Up! The “Happy Birthday to you” is also from Stampin’ Up! It is from the new on special set that SU has put together called “Best of Birthdays.” This is the first of 12 stamp sets they are doing for 2013, when you buy 6 you get one free. Click here for deets.


Here is a view of the card by it’s self. The BG paper, I made using the “Shaving Cream” technique. The mustered colored lace is from JoAnn Fabrics. The half pearls are from Martha Stewart. I Blue embossed both sentiments. I colored my image with Copics.  Hair with Prismacolor pencils. Die cut from Spellbinders.


The bookmark came pre-cut. I bought a packet of white bookmarks from Micheal’s. I used various Spray Inks for the background. I stamped the rubber stamps with black Stazon. And colored my image with Copics.

I followed a sketch from “Freshly Made Sketches” challenge FMS73. And I would like to enter the challenge. Here is the Sketch:

FMS Final 73-001

Thank you for taking your time to check out my blog! Thank you for your comments! Stay crafty my friends!




Welcome to Challenge #22 “Natural Materials (burlap, twine, cork, twigs, leaves, etc.)”!


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Hello, and welcome to some INSPIRATION for Paper Creations Ink’s challenge #22 “Natural Materials (burlap, twine, cork, twigs, leaves, etc.)”!  This challenge will run until Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 6pm CST. And for an added bonus, we will be looking for some works of art to Spotlight! Our Sponsor for this challenge is Shelly’s Images, Shelly (Owner) has so graciously offered a $9.00 Gift Voucher to her online store! Isn’t that an awesome prize for one lucky person?

This is a “Wall Hanging” that I made. The image that was so graciously provide by Shelly, I colored with Prismacolor pencils. I added a tiny black brad for his eye. I sponged “Pool Party” ink around him. I used Spellbinders to cut out the image and the matting. I have used burlap behind my image and then hot glued real bark on here. I tied the burlap around my 3 twigs and hot glued those on too. The BG paper is a tree or bark looking paper from DSWV. I covered a 6×6 piece of chip board and glued the twine to hang it on the wall. I found the butterfly and the swirl in my stash, and thought it looked good on there. What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by today, and thank you for your comments!

To play in the challenge and see the other DTs fabulous artwork click here!

Hope to see you over there!



My Feb calendar! Using Simply Betty and Stampin’ Up!


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Thank you for stopping by today, I have for you a Stampin’ Up journal book  that I have been decorating for a calendar.

I have used a Simply Betty digi stamp, some Spellbinders nestabilities heart dyes. Stampin’ Up 3 heart punch. SU sentis, the long steamed hearts on the calendar part is SU, so is the calendar stamp. I have also used Tulip puff paint.  I have also use silver and clear Stickles. And that photo of the most beautiful baby is my granddaughter!

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

IDIC Robyn’s Fetish Challenge Blog: CHALLENGE # 95 – “PRETTY IN PINK”

Thank you for the visit and for your comments!



Altered Valentine’s tin! using The Stamping Boutique’s AJ!


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If you click on the photos it will enlarge them.

Here is an altered tin I made from my pineapple chunks can. Withe my Pampered Chef can opener I opened the bottom of the can, so the pull tab stays in place.  I then filled it w/ candy and glued it shut. Then added DSP from K&Company’s new Valentine pack.

The digi image is AJ from The Stamping Boutique.

For the hearts: I made the paper using alcohol inks.  Punched it w/ Stampin’ Up’s  3 heart punch. The flower is felt fabric, cut w/ Sizziz die-cut then twirled.  I coloured my image using Prismacolor pencils and baby oil. Sponged the edges w/ SU’s RHR & Cranberry Crip ink and ColorBox’s Chestnut and Copper.

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candy viewCome on over and check out a new challenge blog w/ me. The Crafter’s Cafe has a new challenge blog and right now the challenge is anything but a card. So maybe today you have be inspired and will come play. There are prizes to be won!!

For the Crafter’s Cafe challenge blog click here.

I would like to enter my altered tin into the following challenge:

The Stamping Boutique: Challenge #24 “Die cuts” (I used a die-cut on my flower and for the backing of my image and for the image.)

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Challenge”Anything but a card”

Thank you for stopping by today hope to see your project at the challenges!