Monday, January 31, 2011


...and got them entered just under the wire!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's all about the ....LOVE!!!

Good evening everybody!!  Well today's card is being entered in a few challenges.  The first is over at Cute Card Thursday for their Sketch Challenge today.  Here's the sketch:
And here's my take on it:

I am also entering this card for Outlaw's Thursday Challenge.  Today's challenge was "Love" and of course you can use any medium EXCEPT copics.  I colored my image with Tim Holtz distress I believe it qualifies!! :)  The last challenge I am entering my card in is over at Charisma Cardz Challenges where again this week's theme is Valentines...or Love.   Now normally I don't like to enter cards in more than one challenge...but this week, I'm a little behind the eight ball when it comes to I felt I could sneak it in!! :)   I don't think I'll be around tomorrow - so have a great weekend everyone!! :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertake Weekly and Outlaws Monday Birthday Challenge!!

Hello again!! Well I'm submitting this card for two challenges today!! The first is a sketch challenge over at Papertake Weekly.  Here is the sketch:

...and here's my take on it. 

I am also submitting this for the regular Monday Birthdy Card Challenge over at Outlaws.  The challenge this week was to make a birthdaycard using the color RED!!!  I think this one fits the bill.  Well, as always...thanks for stopping by. Hope to find time to complete a few more challenges this week!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Rubber Stamp Makeover....

Soooo excited.  So I have finally decided that I am one of those people that need to "see" my craft stuff in order to know what I have and be able to use it.  :)  I have been trying to come up with a system to put all my stamps on display and so when I spied these cute (cheap) was a light bulb moment.  I bought all they had and so I'll have to get more as this is no where near the rubber stamps I have.... but it will do....for now!!!  I have lots of room to carry on up the wall a little highter, so I'm happy with how they turned out.  Oh...and just a little proud of myself as I actually put them together and attached them to the wall myself!!!  They are certainly not perfect, but I think I can firmly say with confidence that I am NOT Canada's worst handyman!! :) 

While I'm at it...I just thought I would also show you the little rack that I found out in the shed one day.  It is not perfect, but it is growing on me and I like how I can keep my copics stored with in reach.  Yes, they are sorted by color....this is another reason why I hate packing them to take to a crop! LOL!! :) 

Oh...and the empty shelf there was housing some sentiment stamps that are now on my shelves....don't worry ..I'll have that filled up before long!! Tee hee!! 

As well, when I"m not crafting and coloring with my copics and distress inks.... I love to knit.  Right now I'm working on these:

I'm really hoping to get them done by the end of the month so I can enter them for a challenge.  Yep, the knitting community is just like the scrapping community....tons of challenges!! :)  My biggest challenge is finding the TIME to fit it all in.  I sure wish someone would invent a way to either make time stop or to add an additional 8 hours in there somewhere.  I NEED time to craft.  It's what keeps me SANE!!! :)  Thanks for stopping by.  Hoping to have some more scrappy stuff for you soon!! :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

OUTLAWZ - Tuesday Color Challenge!!!

Hello everyone!!  So today's challenge over at Outlawz is a color challenge!!! Today's colors were brown and pink!   Here's my take on that challenge:

This is a little digi image I picked up last nght and colored it this afternoon with my distress inks.  I was thrilled to see that my printer will work with my watercolors as I hadn't had a chance to try this yet.  Next, trying it with copics!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp!

Hello again!!!  Well this week over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp the challenge was to use this sketch:

Here is my take on it.....

I have also submitted this card to the Outlawz Monday Birthday Card Challenge where you had to use the colors Green, Pink and Brown.  Your card also obviously has to be a birthday card!!!  It was fun to do a color challenge - its been a while!!!
Thanks for stopping by.....stay tuned for tomorrow's challenges!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

OUTLAWZ - Sunday CAS Challenge!!

Hello everyone!!  Well, my good cyber friend Jane introduced me to a new site this week - OUTLAWZ!!!
It's a fabulous new site with a different challenge everyday.  It has something for everyone - cards, scrapbook pages, challenges with different medias (prismas, etc).  I am excited to be a part of it and got involved right away!! Sundays are always a CAS (clean and simple) challenge.   This week the criteria was as follows:
1.  The color RED.
2.  ONE (yes...only one) embellishment.
3.  Lots of white space (which doesn't necessarily have to be white - just lots of space).

Well, it was harder than I thought to just have one embellishment - of course I needed ribbon...but no flowers???? Really...only ONE embellishment??? Harder than it looks ...believe me!!  Anyway - here is my take on the challenge!! I can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring!!  Thanks for stopping by!! Check back soon!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Stamp Something!

Hello again!!! This week over at STAMP SOMETHING the challenge was anything goes!!!  This morning I just started creating and didn't look for any specific challenge....I just played and had fun.  I was thrilled to see this challenge when I was finished as it fit perfectly!!! Here's my take - so much fun to be back at the craft desk and creating again!!! :)  Hope to have lots more this coming week!   Thanks for stopping by!

Just Magnolia Challenge - Week 89 - My Favorite Things

Hello again!!! Well, this week over at Just Magnolia I discovered that the challenge blog is now Just Magnolia AND Hanglar!!! How exciting is that????  For this week though - the challenge was My Favorite Things.  Well, of course that would be MAGNOLIA stamps!!  Definitely my favorites!!!  I put this one together today using the papers from the Basic Grey Pyrus collection.   I have tons of the BG 6x6 paper pads and I really NEED to start using them.  I put a good dent into this package today!! :)  Anyway, here's my take on the challenge...thanks for stopping by!!

Allsorts Challenge Blog....

Over at the Allsorts Challenge Blog this week, the challenge was to use Teal and Brown....a couple of my favorites!!!  Here's my take on this challenge:

Thanks for stopping by.....more to come!! :)