Sunday, June 27, 2010


I can't belive it's Sunday already. I had three days off and they went so fast. My grandson Kyle had been here for the last three weeks and he went back home Yesterday.
It is truly quite without him around. This is him and his big Sister Lynda. She lives here in Tenn. So we see her all the time.

On to the chllenge of the day. I found a challenge to make a pop up card. The challenge is over at stamp it crazy.

I choose to use the image "Dayzee" from over at the character cafe. She is very cute. She comes with three differnt images along with words, one has no words one says "have a groovy day" the other "Hippy Birthday". My granddaughter loves peace signs right now. So this card is made with her in mind. I actually made the peace sign stamp out of a foam piece that was in a bag of "peace and love" glitter stickers. It worked great.
I work the next couple days so things will probly be a little quite. Just a quick reminder the new release image blog hop over at the character cafe is this Friday, July 2nd. So be sure and stop by and check out all the great things going on. Have a great Sunday and Happy crafting.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fairy Knoll Challenge

The fun at fairy knoll.challenge this week is once again a sketch challenge.

I used a freebie image from that I got from over at their paper craft planet site. I used copics to color her in pop dotted the flower & layered her. I added rinestones to just give it a little pop. The words are from stampin up. I hope you have enjoyed this challenge and drop over to check out all her great images. Have fun and enjoy your week end.

Friday Challenges


The challenge over at the character cafe is to use "vellum"I used one of the freebie images from  the character cafe called "Katt". Colored her with my copics , The square behind her is heavy vellum stamped with a circle image and embossed. Being on the design team my entry is to show case the images and let you know what is going on. i will have ever be entering in the following challenges.

The first challenge I am entering this in is over at just-add-ink. Their challenge is to add designer paper. I choose the dot paper from "think out hues".

The  next challenge I am putting it in is over at paper cutz challenge. The challenge is to make a project with circles, stars or squares. I choose to use cirles and squares.

Wow I have Three challenges for this card. That is quite a record for me. The challenge over at sew many challenges. Is anything goes.

Well  I hope you have enjoyed all the great challenges I have joined. Hope you have a great day and happy crafting. Be sure stop back by soon. I still have some things coming up this week end.

Don't forget next Friday is new release day over at the character cafe. I know you will want to hope the blogs and check out all the great stuff going on.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


This week I am once again out in blog land looking for some challenges to join in using my character cafe  images. I choose to use "Calvin & Friend"
I am entering him in three differnt challenges. The first one being trimmies craft challenge. Which is a color challenge. The challenge is to use ~ Lilac, Black, & Lime Green~ I used prefectly lilac , black ,and a green as close as I could get to lime green. All the papers are from stampin up. They are all being retired except the black.

The second challenge is once again i love digi challenge. This week it is ~Embossing~ I embossed the background of Calvin. The black piece using a cuttlebug embossing folder "bubbles"

The third one is pals paper arts. Theres is a sketch challenge:
I colored calvin with copics and cut out his teddy from another image to pop dot him. The saying is from stampin up and so is the ribbon. I used sponge to highlight the edges of the image and the saying. The border punch is also from stampin up. I had a great time with these challenges. Be sure and go by and check out all these challenges  and maybe you too can get insipered to play along.

The challenge this week over at the character cafe is "Vellum". So be sure and go by to check it out. Also stop by later and I will have my project using velum. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Wow, I was introduced to a new digi blog yesterday the fairy knoll  and feel they have a great line coming along. They have a challenge blog at " fun at fairy knoll." If you join thier pcp group you can pick up a couple free images. I did and used one of them to join in thier challenge.It is a sketch challenge;

I colored the image using copics & Spica glitter pens. The paper is retiring paper from Stampin up. I printed her out twice and pop dotted her bow & heart. Added the word and mini punched hearts. Hope you like it and stop by the" fairy knoll "and check out all the great things they have going on and coming up. Hope you had a great day and happy crafting.

Friday, June 18, 2010

paper piecing challenge

Well it's that time again over at the character cafe. This week is all about paper piecing.
       I choose the image "fathers day from your hatchlings". I thought it would make a great card for some one having twins. I printed the image out on several differnt colors of card stock. cut out the differnt areas I wanted to be that color and glued together. I layered and pop dotted it to the card base added ribbon and my saying. All done.
          Pretty simple and easy to do with any image you choose weather you choose a digi image or old fashion stamping this kind of crafting can be done. Be sure and stop over at the character cafe and szhow us your idea of paper peicing by joining in the challenge. You could win free images and be placed in the drawing for the monthly prize of a free digi drawn just for you. Hope you have a great week end and happy crafting.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Well here it is Thursday. The week is going by at a steady click. I was in a crafting mood so I checked out the challenge blog to see what I could come up with.

The first one is for a couple of differnt challenges:

The first is over at i love digi challenge which is anything but a card. I made this cute little box to hold a couple golf balls and trivets? {not sure of the name} Honey has decided to once again try his hand a little putting around. He use to a long time ago.

The second on is shellys images blog which is fathers day. The image I used is a fereebie from the character cafe. It is being given away over at I used my copics to color the image. The image comes with a girl golfer. There is a "syd golfer" {the boy} over at the store. But I had "Syd nutty" took his head and pop dotted it over her head. the box was red. But I covered it with background paper to make it masculin.

My next challenge is for over at It calls for you to use your favotite tools. I once again choose to use an image from  the character cafe called "syd nutty" . I love my copics and punches and my pop dots. He is colored with copics and I used my circle cutter to cut him out. I used my border punch from stampin up to do the edges.
I also used the sketch from stampin sanity is create this card.I had great fun with all these challenges. I hope your having a great day and that these encourage you to go out and enter a few challenges yourself. Have fun and happy crafting. Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see the great challenge we will have over at the character cafe

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Stamping Night

Last night was my monthly Stamping night via web cam. My stampin up club is in Florida with my Stampin up demo and best friend Eve. We made four cards and had lots of great fun crafting and catching up.
We had great fun playing. If you have any questions about any project we did you can contact Eve Bent I know she would be more then happy to help you in any way she can.  The new 2010-2011 Stampin up book will be out July 1st. If you need one just ask. She will be more then happy to make sure you get one. 
Hope you have enjoyed this post. Have a great week end and happy crafting. 

Friday, June 11, 2010


I have been out and about in blog world today. I was given a link to which gives you challenge blogs everyday. So I went looking. I choose to first do a challenge over at Just for fun color challnge. This week the color challenge is  to use
I choose to use the new hippo image from The character cafe. I colored him with copics and pop dotted his package. added some tan buttons and trimed the bottom to add the saying. Hope you like him.

The next two challenges I choose to use the image "Lazy Days" also from the character cafe new releases for June.

The first one is frosted designs the challenge is to use glitter. After coloring the image again with the copics I added glitter to the mushroom and to the bees wings along with the trail coming from the bee. I just think these guys are so cute. I also added glitter to the center of the designs on the card.

The next challenge I am using this card for is over at clean and simple stamping. There challenge is a sketch challenge.

I hope everyone has enjoyed these projects. I had a great time doing them. Besure and go by to see all the great stuff and if your stuck be sure and look at all the great images over at  the character cafe . Have a great week end and happy crafting.

Challenge # 21

Well it's that time again. Challenge time that is over at the character cafe. This month is all about technique's. This week's challenge is father's And embossing. Any kind of embossing will work.

I choose to use "Sooki Ooblis" and a saying you can find at the cafe. I colored him with my copic's cut off his antana's and replaced thim with wire. Pop dotted the flowers in his hand and on his leg. Embossed the orange paper behind him and pop dotted him. Sponged around the words and attached them to the card. I just love taking an image and adding that little something extra and using it in a way that most wouldn't think about using it.
Be sure and go by the cafe and check out all the great creations the design team has come up with. While your there join in on the challenge and show us what you come up with. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Father's Day Card

My Granddaughter Lynda has been at it again. She is fastly becoming one of my biggest challenges. She has taken an image I got from the digi shack. called dancing bananas.

And made this wonderful card for my dad for fathers day. She is 11 going on 25. You know that age. She totallly made and designed this card on her own. I helped her type up the words. But again they are all hers. She just continues to amaze me.I know my dad her great granddad will love it and keep it as he always does with those special things all of us make for him.
Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see the card I made for the challenge over at the character cafe. This week the challenge is a Technidue challenge. Hope you are having a great day and happy crafting.

Friday, June 4, 2010


Last week I played along with raise the bar challenge and won a guest design member spot for this week. This weeks challenge is "anything summer". A few weeks ago I showed you a load of retro cards I received. In the batch was a great Little image for this challenge. It just screamed summer.
 I ran it through our copier and used it for this challenge.I didn't want to ruin the original card design .
I think it turned out great. I used silver glitter around the umbrella & the towel fringe. pop dotted her up & added some small bead like trim down the side of the card. added words from a stampin up set and there you have it. My design for the guest spot over at raise the bar challenge. So go by and see all the great ideas. And to add your  project for the chance to be a guest designer. Never know you could be next.
Wow, it's time for new releases over at the  character cafe. As always we start off with a blog hop. If you arrived here from deanettes delight then your on the right track. If not hop over to the cafe and start from the beginning. We have a lot of cool things going on this month.

My image this month is called "Bang Boom" There are 6 images in the set . Lots of great ideas for it. With the forth of July coming up & all the other celebrations this would be great to use.

I used two images. One that says "celebrate" with three fire crackers I pop dotted it in the middle of the two other sets crackers. I cut away the words from the image in order to curve it and add the star. I pop dotted those too. I used my spicas by copic to add sparkle to everything. Hope you enjoy this and it gives you some ideas what to do with this wonderful set.Now on with the bog Hop.

In order to qualify for the Grand Prize of 4 New Release images (randomly chosen) and a $5 Gift Certificate for The CafĂ© Store, we ask you to leave some love on everyone’s blogs and request you become a follower of our blog or member of our store (however, that is not a requirement to win, just a request if you like what they see!).

If you would like to have a chance at becoming Guest Designer for July, we ask that you use either the freebie we’re giving or another TCC image and link your creation with our Linky Tool.

The Freebie will only be available until Friday (Thurs. Midnight)… your creations  are due by 10pm Thurs. we do the draw then too.

The Sale will run until Sat (Friday at midnight).

As befor you can recieve a 25 % discount off by entering the code Summer.

The next stop in the hop is : angie cortes designs So keep hopping and check everything there is going on.
Have a great day and happy crafting.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Better late then never

The title says it all. I have been working over time and when I get home CRAFT? whats that. I have also been getting ready for the new releases tomorrow over at the character cafe. It all starts with a blog hop and chances to win free images and a guest design team spot. So be sure and stop over tomorrow to see all the great things the design team has in store.

But for today a little something from May's new images.

I really thing this image is great for a forgotten birthday, anniversary or such. He also comes with a blank sign in order to add your own words. or no sign at all. The possibilities are endless.  I colored him with my copics used two images so I could add cording to his sign and pop dot it. I also pop dotted him. The card is one I have gotten over at the scrapbook store. At .01 a  blank card what a bargain. They have such a wide verity. I used one of my stampin up punches for the ribbon strip added a few buttons and all done. Not bad for a quick card. Well enough for now. Be sure to check back tomorrow for all the great new images and ideas in store. Have a great day and happy crafting.