Friday, October 29, 2010

Blast from the Past

Wow what a title. This post is about things done back in the 70's. Ok I Know I'm dating my self. Somewhere around 1974 - 1976. I was between 11 & 13. My Step Mom Passed away over 5 years ago and Bless her she kept everything. I was going through some stuff this morning looking for a roll of tape and found the box of things she had kept for me. I decided to go through it and actually takea good look. What I found:

Early proof of card making. I was making my own cards and envelopes even befor it was popular.{lol} I don't think I did too bad back then. I guess it was meant for me to make cards and other paper crafts. I totally wish I could give my step mom a hug and thank her once again for instilling a love of crafting in to my life. She was a crafter if ever there was one. She was the orignal recycler. She bargain hunted and could tell you where to find the best deals on craft stuff. You never knew what she would come up with.  She truly is missed.

Fairy Knolls Challange

Wow can you believe it's Friday already.  This week"s challenge at fun at fairy knoll is "Anything goes" Just please use a Halloween image.
I choose to use the image "Pumpkin + Fairy" This paper is so cute. I relized after making the card I had used a piece a couple weeks ago on another challenge. It came in a 12x12 card stock and I had cut it down to 6x6 size. I colored the image with copics. I layered her with pop dots. The foam ghost is from a container I got at Michaels full of ghost and tomb stones along with some letters. I cut the bats out of a card stock I had and pop dotted them up.  Hope you have enjoyed this project and join us at fairy knoll for this week challenge for a chance to win an image of your choice. Have a great Halloween & besure to go by all the design team blogs to see all the great stuff they have in store for you.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Feature Friday

Wow Can you believe that Halloween is in two days? This month has gone by so fast. This week  the character cafe challenge is to use: 

die cut (ie. spellbinders)
3 circles
        I choose to use the image "Witch Olga". I cut her out using Spellbinders. She is layered on black sponged around the edges. Cut out some bats from background paper. Then colored her with copics. The ribbon is printed with Happy Halloween.  The circles arepunched out and layered. The saying is from a retired "Stampin up set" . I hope you have enjoyed this project. Be sure and go by the character cafe to join in on the challenge this week for a chance to win your choice of a free image. While there go by all the design team blogs and leave a little love. I know they would like to hear from you.
      Don't forget that next Friday Nov. 5th is the cafe new release blog hop. Besure to join us for some great fun and a chance at winning the new releases. As always we will be showing off all the great stuff the design team comes up with.
       Hope everyone has a great week end and a Happy Halloween. Be safe and have fun.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Wow Monday already

Hope everyone had a great week end and found some time to craft. Me I had to work. But I was able to get a little stuff done.

Aren't these cute. I made twety of them to take to work. Everyone thought they were great. I put a chocolate in the middle between the black disk. Alot said they didn't want to eat them, becuse they would have take them apart. But that is half the fun of making them for people. Seeing them enjoy what you have made. Hope you have a great day and be sure to come back later I will be posting again soon.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fairy Knolls Challange

It's Friday already this week has gone by so fast. Only one week till Halloween. The challenge over at fun at fairyknoll is "Fall" . You can use fall colors, Leaves , or a combination of both. Just have fun and show us your stuff.
I choose to use a freebie you can find over at the shop. I coloered her with copics. I printed her out several times and popped up the flower in the center layering it. I had some leaves I got on a clearance rack at Target. They are very light in color. I used nestibilities for nlayering her on. The ribbon down the side are from stampin up. The background paper is from K&Company.  Hope you have enjoyed this card and go by to join us at fun at fairyknoll this week. Have a grerat week end and happy crafting.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


This week I have been out and about in blog land finding challenges. I have found 6 challenges for this project. That is the most I have ever done for one project.

A That Scraps Challenge ~ Make a magnet

craft challenge Challenge ~ Something Spooky

fab n funky  Challenge ~ Bump in the night

for fun challenges  Challenge ~ Use Red, Brown & Cream

the sisterhood of crafters Challenge ~ Halloween

the paper variety Challenge ~ Project using candy or yummy treats

I choose to use the image "Simonstein" from the  character cafe. Isn't he cute. I colored him with copics. I pop dotted him up on the cream paper and added a magnet to the back. I used brown and red to make the main base of my candy box. I used the top note die cut from Stampin up. The bats are  from a punch also from stampin up. As you can see from the pictures Simonstein can be removed & placed on your fridge. I cut out a strip of cream for his Happy Halloween band and attached with brads.  Hope you have enjoyed this trip through blog land. Be sure and go by the cafe tomorrow to see all the great things going on and check out the new challenge for a chance at some free images. While there check out all the great things the design team also has going on. Have a great week end and happy crafting.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Great Stampin Day

I had a great time with my Friend Eve the other night. We have a web cam stamping deay at least once a month. Her being in Florida and me in Tennesse it is the only way for us to get together . heres a few things we made:
She always comes up with such great idea. I think my favorite is the spooky one with the bat and ghost. They are both made using the new owl punch from "stampin up".  I have also been out in blog world coming up with some great challanges for this week at The character cafe. So be sure and stop back by tomorrow evening to see all the great stuff I came up with. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fairy Knolls Challange

Challange time again at .fun at fairy knoll. This week's Challange is "Halloween". I choose to use "Batgirl'.

I found this candy box printable off the web here. Just print out and follow directions. I then printed out the image and colored her with copics.Cut her out and pop dotted her on the container. Stamped out the saying and sponged the edges. Then rounded the corners and pop dotted it up. 
   I had hoped to get out and about in blog world this week to do some challenges using some Fairy images. But being sick and on tons of meds {that made the cure almost worse then the the ill}, kind of put that on the back burner. That is also the reason for the more simpler project this week. Hope to be back in the roll of things soon.
   Besure and go by to check out all the great stuff the team has come up with. While there join in on the challenge for a chance to win a great image. Hope your week end is great and happy crafting.

Feature Friday & Blog Hop Winner

Wow, This week has been crazy. I have caught some crazy bug and been in super slow mood. The doctor had me off work for a couple days and with my schedule I ended up with a week off. Most of the time that would be great. But being sick made it suck. You all know what I mean You have the I want to's But not the energy or umpf to. Ok enough on to this week's challenge.

This week at the character cafe the challange is to : use three squares, three flowers and all month orange. I choose to use the image "Pokey" I also choose to try my hand at a swing card.

I enjoyed making this card. Though I must admit it took four try's for me to get the cutting right.I really shouldn't try and follow directions while feeling the way I did. Thank goodness I am starting to feel better.
The card stock is stampin up. The flowers are from K&Company. The greeniery stamps I have in stach. The sun & flower stamps are from stampin up. I cut out his shell and pop dotted it up. I also added rinestones to his antanas.  The clouds are cut out of some background paper I had.
 Hope you have enjoyed this project. Be sure and go by to check out all the great things going on at the design teams blogs.  We have all been working at giving you some great ideas as always. Have a great week end and happy crafting.

Oh, I almost forgot didn't I The winner of my blog hop image "Flutter" and the winner is


Please besure and leave me a note in order to get you your image. And while your at it besure and go by all the design team blogs to see if you have won.

Friday, October 8, 2010

New Releases and Blog Hop

It's that time again, New releases and a chance for some free Images. If you came here from Lola"s
 you are on the right track. If not go Here to start at the beginning. You won't to miss a thing. During this hop you will also have a chance to meet all the new design team member's. 
         My image is called "Flutter". Isn't he cute. I colored him using copics and added spicas glitter pens to his feathers.  I printed him out three times and popped up his head and his beak. I also popped up the seal on the letter. I added crystal effects to the seal. I cut out the images with nestabilities. I love using them.  The ribbon and card stock are from Stampin up. The saying is one I had from a swap. It says " A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway".
What we’re asking of you, the hoppers…

Comment on all the DT member blogs to be eligible to win the Grand Prize

On Friday, each Designer will announce a winner from their comments to receive the digital stamp they worked with.

We’d love for you to become a follower of our blog, or member of The Café Store, however, this is just a request, not a requirement to win anything. We know that once you try TCC, you’ll want to join us.

The Grand Prize winner will 2 new release images + a $5.00 gift certificate for the store
The next stop on this hop is 
Enjoy the hop and Have a great day crafting.

Fairy Knolls Challange

This is my first week as design team member for fun at fairy knoll. This weeks challange is

A sketch Challange


    I choose to use the image "Little Witchy" I colored her with copics. Printed her out twice and pop dotted up
her hat & boots. Also the star on her cloak. the paper and ribbon are from my stach. I know everyone knows
about stach. We all have them.
    This week at fun at fairy knoll you will have a chance to win a free image & get to meet the new design team. So be sure and go by to check out all the great stuff the team has come up with. They are all great.
Have a great day and happy crafting.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Well, This being a long week at my daily job. I have been out and about in blog world today. I have found 4 challenges to join in this week.

The first being: color throw down ~ the challange being: to use Vanilla, Early Espresso & Perfect Plum

The Second being anything challenge ~ the challange being: Christmas

The third being digital tuesday challenge ~ the challange being: Use Ribbon, buttons & Bling

The fourth being christmas blog challenge ~ the challange being: Make a christmas card for a man

I choose to use the image of "Mistletoe Mo" from the character cafe. I just think he is so cute. I colored him with copics. I printed him out twice and popped up his head and the mistletoe. I added crystal effects to his eyes. I also added a rinestone to the bow on the mistletoe. The hearts are buttons I was given by a friend. I am triing to get ahead of the Christmas card making. I probly won't get them done befor early Dec. And will have to do a last minute push. Hope you have enjoyed this card and go by to check out all the great images over at the character cafe.
The new release blog hop will be Friday. Don't forget to go by and hop with us and meet all the new design team members. The images are great as always. You could  have a chance to win some of them. Hope to see you then.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fairy Knolls Challange & News

The Challange over at fairy knoll is "Haunted Halloween". I choose to use the image "Sitting Pumpkin Fairy".
I colored her with copics. Printed the image out twice and cut her oout and pop dotted her up. The paper is from my stach. I cut the spider & web , along with the bats from a sheet of background paper. Hope you have enjoyed this project. Besure and go by the fairy knoll and join in on the fun at a chance to win an image of your choice.

Now for that news I promised you. I have been choosen to join the Fairy Knoll design team. I am so excited. I just love all the great Fairy's Brandi comes up with. I have enjoyed playing along in her challenges and am very honored to join in on her design team.  My first offical week is next week so be on the look out for more stuff to come.

Hope you have a great day and happy crafting.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Card Making Day & More

Wow, Can you believe it is already Oct. I had the day off yesterday so my Friend Donna and I spent the day crafting. Partly because we were both off and we knew we would be too busy to do it today. The men being home and all.  LOL So it being card making day and all I thought I would share the things we did.

The first is a couple of cards we made using the "scallop circles #2" from stampin up. I cased the chick and then came up with the santa using the same idea as the chick.

The second two are using the "top note" die from stampin up they have a box in the center for adding candy.

The third is also using the top note die. I don't really like the way the santa turned out. I need to make the eyes bigger.

After a full afternoon of crafting Honey came home and took me to dinner. The best part of that was that after dinner it was a trip to Hobby Lobby. Where I found nestabilities on sale for "$8.99" a set. Yes I said "$8.99". Well I was going to be good and only get two sets but honey said at that price go ahead and get the 4 sets I wanted. Can you say WOW. I got over $100.00 worth for 36.00.  That was a great end to a great day.

Hope everyone enjoy's their card making day and if we get back in time I will be doing more and posting tomorrow. Have a crafty good day.