Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Challenge Theme

Well, I didn't get to play much yesterday due to commitments at Church.  But soon, very soon.  My craftroom is calling me.....

I do have some exciting news.  The Events Design Team for the Crafters Cafe are going to be doing some fun challenges starting March.  I do know I'm handling Wednesdays theme.  I  can't say too much, but stay tuned.  It's  going to be so much fun.  Those gals on the team are awesome.  Lots of creativity going on there.  Okay, Okay I'll give you a teeny hint. Think Wacky.   That's all I'm saying.  But be ready.....

Hope all had some fun playing yesterday with it being Presidents' Day and lots off work and school.    If you were able to do some creative fun things yesterday, leave a link, I'd love to see them.  If you know how to post them here, go for it.  I just don't know how to do that yet.LOL  I'm sure your pictures are way better than mine.  I'm still working on that picture taking thing.  

Anyone have special blog-hops their involved in.  I know there's a great one coming  up this week end over at  Fresh Brewed Designs.  There is a link on my sidebar to their site.  Check them out.  

Well , I'm off for more honey-do jobs today.  Have a great day.  Leave a comment or your link.  Would love to visit.

Monday, February 20, 2012

My Days Are Too Short

Happy Monday!  I'm finding  there are not enough hours in a day for me.  That shouldn't be since I'm retired.  But......  I am having  cardmaking withdrawal today.  I haven't been able to get back into my craft room since the middle of last week.  There are challenges calling my name.   So today hopefully will be my playday.  So many fun projects that are piling up for me.  Got to get busy.  I'm really kind of glad Valentine's Day is over with.  I think I'm Valentined' Out.  It seemed like I was making Valentine themed cards and projects since right after Christmas.  As a matter of fact, I think I was.  

There are two sets of special cards in the making right now.  One set is for one of my favorite groups, OWH.  I'll be working up another set or two of patriotic cards to make with my little group of "young gals"  (the card sharks) at the nursing home . I still can't get over how much fun they are having making those cards.  

Then I have about 20 - 25 cards to make for our parishioners who will be finishing up the RCIA (rite of christian initiation) on Holy Saturday.  

So I do have quite a bit of special people to create something nice for.  

I'm excited about  the Events Design Team for The Crafters' Cafe projects we have coming up in March.  Lots of new challenges .  Can't share too much, but keep checking in at The Crafters' Cafe  for updates.  

Happy crafting today.  Hopefully I'm going to get some play time. 


Friday, February 17, 2012

Another play day in my craft room.

I've got some fun things going on today in the craft room.  There are several challenges I want to try.  Love the ones that are a month long.  That way I can procrastinate a bit (or maybe a lot).  

Hopefully later today I'll have some creativity to post.  So check back.   Happy crafting!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Woo Hoo I won a Valentines Challenge at A Creative Need

I am so excited today.  I just found out I was selected to win the Valentine's Challenge at A Creative Need (Deena Perreault).  I posted the card previously.  It;s the one that has the ticket (U R the Ticket (image) 2 my  heart (image).  Check it out.

Before I close I wanted to give a big shout out to 2 very creative gals at the Craters' Cafe.  One is Susan and the other is Anita.  
Anita was my "secret Valentine sweetie" and sent me an amazing package of goodies.  Pictures below:
 How about  that !
My last 3  of the  pictures above  are of the goodies I received from Susan for our Mailbox Exchange using a selected image.  Creativity abounds at the Crafters' Cafe.  Stop by and check it out.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

What a Great Weekend

Thank you to all my blogging friends and new followers for all the beautiful messages you left for me.  Crafting brings much joy to my life.  But the experience of meeting and interacting with the wonderful group of women I've met at The Crafter's Cafe is as joyfilled as I ever experienced.  If you haven't stopped by  The Crafters' Cafe thestampingboutique.ning.com/  please come on by.  You won't be disappointed.

All caught up on my challenges, got to go find some more.  Have a wonderful Sunday and stay warm.   Leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by.

Friday, February 10, 2012


A very "hoppy" morning to all.  Hope you're enjoying this fun filled blog-hop we have planned.  It's been such fun working up to this day and tomorrow.  Can't forget about the THE GRAND PARTY TOMORROW  & THE REAL TIME LIVE CRAFT AND CHAT TOMORROW EVENING.   Don't miss it.  
                                                      ENJOY YOUR DAY!

Don't forget to leave some love as you visit our blogs.  We love to hear from you.  Become a follower.  Would love to increase our little group of friends here and share our creations, ideas, and techniques we've learned.  

The Fun Is About To Begin

 Our GIANT Blog Hop to celebrate our new team at The Crafters' Cafe  

You should have arrived here from
   Susan Guzy's Blog

....If you are just stopping in today, make sure you start at the beginning of the Hop:

    The Crafters' Cafe

The entire blog list will be posted  there .
You will have to stop at each blog participating in the hop in order to find your clues which will qualify you to be entered to win a super grand prize package from our generous sponsor

Fresh Brewed Designs

  My Clue is: O

We are having a big , grand opening party at The Crafters' Cafe 
all day tomorow February 11th.
The next person in the Hop is
  Ruth Little http://littlepapercreations.blogspot.com/

Make sure you leave them some love  and pick up your clue to be entered to win our Grand Prize.

Our generous sponsors for this Hop have made available some of their digis to create something special to share with you on this Hop.   Earlier in the post below  I showed  2 really sweet projects from two  of our sponsors with a brief description.  Please be sure to check them out.

 The Stamping Boutique     &Robyn's Fetish

For today I have a special stamp I used from
  Fresh Brewed Designs.
 KNIT 1; PEARL 2--the young lady loves her knitting (as do I) 
Some of the materials I used:watercolor pencils, pens, markers and inks;nestability;recollection cardstock;chalks

Don't forget to come over to the party tomorrow for a chance to win all kinds of great prizes .  Also, fun games and a live chat& craft tomorrow evening at 8pm Eastern .  We'll be making pizza boxes.  And soooo much more.  

                                                      ENJOY THE HOP!!!!!



Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's A Party

We're having a party this weekend.  Lots will be going on.  First we'll be having a fun-filled bloghop Friday, February 10th.  Stop by for some creative ideas and surprises.
 The fun doesn't stop there.  We're having  a chat and craft  Saturday , Feb. 11th from 8-10 EST.

We've have many generous sponsors .  
The adorable  image below is from 

 This little cutie is Katie and she loves reading .  So "Do Not Disturb"  "Shhhh"
I used watercolor pencils and markers, glaze pens and inks; oval nestability; liquid pearls and prima flowers.  Is she cute or what?  I thought I'd put her on a door hanger for her room.  So no one will disturb her. 

My next  image is from 

This little sweetie is Little Abby who just loves to "Play Dress-up".   She's on a little purse I made that's   "blinged- up" like she is.   Of course, I had to add some little "fork" bows  (they are easy to make, and yes, they are made with a fork) using pink and white polka dot ribbon.  So glitter hearts  and gems and her outfit is complete.  I used  several different colors of stickles and pink carnations I scrunched up for her hat.   Now who doesn't love playing dress-up.

Monday, February 6, 2012

OWH Cards

I forgot to mention that I did all the coloring on the cards.  Now I'm off to my craft room to hopefully finish up some more projects for the Blog Hop this Friday.  I have the badges   on the side bar advertising this.  See you Friday, hopefully.

OWH Spring and Easter Cards

I have a few cards put together by a  group of residents at a local assisted living facility.  They have so much fun when we do this.  The age ranges from mid 70's to 101.  "The Girls" wanted to have a name for our group.  (I didn't know we had a group, but OK)  Came up with "The Card Sharks"  .  So each month  I'll be posting pictures from "The Card Sharks" for OWH.  I have found when working with "the girls" , it's easier to  have them use pop dots  instead of adhesive (roll on kind).  The roll on is just too difficult for them.  So I  make the cards "user friendly" for them.  I don't want to frustrate them.  Then end product is really nice.  Would love some feed back on these cards so I can share it with "the  girls".  Take in consideration that I took the pictures. 

My recipe in making these was pretty simple.  
I used a nestability oval  for the puppy in the basket.
Coloring was predominantly watercolor  pencils.  Some highlighting was sdone with ink,  watercolor markers, and glaze pens.
I used liquid pearls to high light the oval.

All "the girls" had to do was attach the oval or frame, prima flowers with brads  and the OWH strip we have to put on the back of each card.  
I love working with them.  This is a great group of women.   And they are the original "Card Sharks".

Let me know how you like their work.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Crafting Away

Well, I've been crafting away the last couple of days.  Not as organized as I should be when it comes to time management  between challenges, posting, and real life.  LOL   But I'm sllllllooooowwwwlllllyyyyy   getting there.  I've some cute projects I've put together for our awesome Bloghop this Friday, February 10th.  Don't miss it.  There are about 26 places to hop around.  And, of course, there will be goodies involved.  Also have fun game being planned.  So just come along and hang out with us for awhile this Friday.  I'll be posting pictures of the projects along with the Sponsors of the Bloghop.  We have such a generous group of sponsors for this.  I'm so excited, just wish it 'd get here.  But, I've got to go craft away some more.  Need to get finished to was "The Game"  tonight.   Enjoy your day.  But check back to see what I've been posting .  I'd love your feedback.  Never realized blogging could be so much fun.  As soon as I come to terms with the use and understanding of my camera and computer, life will be just peachy.  Hugs to all on this Super Bowl Sunday. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Stamping Boutique Images

I have some great digi images just released from  The Stamping Boutique.  She does awesome work.  The theme for these is Alice in Wonderland.  Be sure to check out her shop at



Thursday, February 2, 2012

Another try

By George I think I've got it.

Practicing posting projects using the watermark

I just had to see if I could start posting using the water mark on the project for the Event DT.  Yea......