Saturday, March 31, 2012

Here's another look at the watermark.  Just love it.  Yea!  Stacie.  You did good.

Trying out my watermark

Dear sweet Stacie from over at the TCC has designed my very own watermark.  I'm going to try it out.  See  if I can do it right.  Woo Hoo!  It worked.    Thank you Stacie.

New Challenge Starting Tomorrow For Easter

There is an Easter Card Challenge beginning tomorrow  at TCC. The image I used is called Chickie.  She is a Chic Chick with an Attitude who has a style all of her own.  A big thank you to Robyn's Fetish for the adorable digi.,  You can find her images at

Ms. Chickie doesn't go anywhere without her pearls and her stylish flowered hat.  Her pedicure is just the right color for her Easter Outfit she'll wear next week.  Enjoy this little gal.  She was so much fun to do.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pictures , I've got pictures

I have some Easter Note Cards I made for our RCIA candidates to be given to them on Holy Saturday.  Lighting wasn't too good, but the embellishment on the front shows pretty well.  These cards were all signed by the Parish Council before they are given out.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

So Little Time; So Much To Do

I might not be posting as much this week.  Got lots happening creatively.  Fun stuff, but my head is going in circles trying to keep everything project , schedule, etc. straight.  So , of course, I'm making lists, more lists, and then more lists.  I'll have a lot of fun things to post by the end of the week, displaying some of the things I'm working on.  

And yes, Wacky Wednesday is right around the corner.  So get ready.  You're going to like this weeks.  Fun, fun, fun.  I'm even giving you  something to work with.  Not saying any more.  Check back this Wednesday at The Crafter's Cafe Daily Challenge.  

Have a Blessed Day everyone.    My projects are calling to me.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Here is my Sample for Wacky Wednesday Challenge

My recipe:
Recollection Designs Paper
Nestabilities  frame 
watercolor pencils , markers; glaze pens
Pearl Drops

Monday, March 19, 2012

Who's Ready For Another Wacky Wednesday Challenge?

Wacky Wednesday is right around the corner.  This week is really going to challenge everyone to think outside that box they're in.  
          CHALLENGE:     wood

Simply use some type of wood in your card.  Does not have to be new .  It can be something you've made earlier.  Now come one, think about it.  Wood comes in soooooo many different  shapes, sizes, types, and so on and so on.  I'll have a sample to post to jump start your creative juices flowing.  But.....I won't be posting it until Wednday, March 21st.  Happy Spring!!!

 So get to work.  I want to see some examples of what you can come up with.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Is there anyone who didn't like the Alice In Wonderland Story growing up?  Well, I know I did; and I just had to opportunity to upload some really cute stamps from

The Stamping Boutique

Here are several for you to checkout. 

 Aren't these great.  Cannot wait to try them out.  As soon as I do , I'll post them here for you.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


My challenge this week for everyone is to make a  shape card.  Can be one you've already made.  The only restriction is it cannot be rectangle or square shape.  
Here is the sample of my card.

It's shape is a coffee cup.
Blinged it up with pearls, ribbons & prima flowers
The stamp sentiment I used is from FRESH BREWED DESIGNS
         (obsessive coffee drinker)
 Had a lot of fun making this one.  Would love to see what you come up with.

Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Tag Challenge

Here is the challenge tag I made for Robyns's Fetish Group on The Crafter's Cafe Site.  The Lucky Leprechaun Image was from Robyn's Fetish.  Check out her blog.  She has just adorable images .   

My recipe for this tag:
water color pencils and markers
pastel chalk
glaze pens
gold stickles
gold, green and orange smoochies
Recollections Design Paper
Tim Holtz embellishments 
green; orange and white cotten twine


Sunday, March 11, 2012

New Day;New Projects

Good Morning.  It's a beautiful Sunday Morning.  Have some time before Mass, so I thought I'd start the day with some info about some projects I'm working on.  I'm finishing up another ATC swap I'll be mailing tomorrow.  I'm really enjoying making these little cards.  The theme for this month, of course, is "Luck of the Irish" using a shamrock somewhere on the card.  Need to get out 11 of them.  Should be finished today.  

I also am making a tag using an adorable Leprechaun image donated by one of the designers.  I'll have the name when I post the tag.  Keeping all these images and stamps  straight with regard to whom they were designed is really crazy for me.  I want to give credit to those talented gals who create these for us to use.  So I really have to be careful when I post the recipe for projects that I mention the name of the company and/or designer.  Not been too good at that.  But getting better.  

I just received several fun digi images from FRESH BREWED DESIGNS .  Heather (the owner) donated these for us to use  in projects for LINK UP TO PINK GROUP  at  The Crafter's Cafe Site.  This is a group who are doing a great job regarding Breast Cancer Awareness.  These donated images all have the Breast Cancer Logo on them.  I'm going to be doing something with those soon.  When I do , I'll  post them here as well as  in the Gallery at the Crafter's Cafe.

Have a Blessed Day.  Hopefully, I'll be back later to share some pix with you.  Depends upon when my fishermen get back today.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Another Week of Challenges

Another week of daily challenges on TCC  coming up.

  Here's a list:
This challenges runs from 3/12 to Monday 3/19 at 8:00pm Atlantic Time Zone

This challenge runs from 3/13 to Tuesday 3/20 at 8:00 p.m. Atlantic Time Zone
WEDNESDAY :WACKY WEDNESDAY:     SHAPE   Make a card in any shape  EXCEPT      
the standard shapes , ie. square     rectangle
This challenge runs from 3/14 to Wednesday 3/21 at 8p.m. Atlantic Time Zone

This challenge runs from  3/15 to Thursday 3/22 at 8pm. Atlantic Time Zone


If you haven't checked out the daily challenges for The Crafters' Cafe, try it this week.  You won't be disappointed. 

I have a question for you.  I think I'm ready to have a badge for my blog.  But I'm not sure how to do it (surprise , surprise).  I also would love to create my own watermark for cards I create for myself .  If anyone would like to give me a tutorial , leave me a comment.  I'll get back to you.  Slowly but, surely this ole gal is finally making her way into the technic world of the 21st century.  But I am having so much fun learning.  Have a Blessed Day everyone.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

More Operation Write Home Cards

I've just finished preparing 2 more cards to make with my "Card Shark" ladies at Park Place Residence.  The theme this month is red,white & blue.  

I have to make the cards user friendly for my friends at the assisted living  residence.  They do love to make these cards.  My little group consists of women from 78 yrs.-101 yrs. young.  They are definitely young at heart.  They are great group to work with.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wacky Wednesday is Here.

Well, it's Wacky Wednesday.  Go look in your stash and find some  "ugly" paper.  You know you have some.  We paper crafters always do.  Now create something with it , doesn't have to be a card.  Just think outside the box and see what you do.  Can't wait to see.

Digi Delights March Challenge Card

Good Morning.  Well, today the TCC Challenge Blog  has a new challenge .. Our Sponsor for the Month is Digi Delights.  Great Images.  Here is mine.  Is she cute or what.  

The Challenge was to use a Digi Delight image provided for us and add ribbon and/or lace to it.  I opted for my little bows.  

The recipe for this card was pretty simple.

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Moroccan Accents was used for the side embellishment.
The papers are Recollection
I colored that sweet little angel using: stampin up water color pencil; glaze pens;water color markers; pastel chalks; and ink
I gave her a bit of "bling bling" using Liquid Pearls;stickles -gold and clear
The bows were made with 1/4" ribbon.  


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Well, it's a new month.  That means a new monthly challenge at 

This month our Sponsor is 

                                         DIGITAL DELIGHTS 

We have been given  an image to use to create a card  using 
                                      LACE AND/OR RIBBON

Wait til you see what some of the team have come up with using those adorable images.  They'll be posted tomorrow at 

I won't be posting mine here or on Facebook until Tomorrow.    So there's lots and lots of fun stuff going on.  

We have had a monthly swap using ATC's .  I've never made any before, but they are so much fun.  Unfortunately, the one I had almost ready to go for February, had a misshap.  Used a crackle  liquid to age them as the final step, and it didn't work.  Ruined them.  So I had to drop out at the last minute.  Felt bad flaking like that , but there was nothing I could do.  The gals in the swap were great, though.  But I'm ready for March.  It's a Shamrock Theme.  No crackling for me this time.  I'll post them after the 17th.  
Would love to know  if you've visited  and what you thought of my attempts at creativity.  Have a Blessed Day!  It's so good to be back in my craftroom.   

Good Morning.  So much going on and so much catching up to do.  Had  some issues with my computer (namely an ugly virus), so I've been out of commission (at least the computer was) for several days.  I am definitely in withdrawal.....


                  THE CRAFTER'S CAFE

Beginning this week, we are having a daily challenge.  No prizes , but .......
every day there will be another opportunity for you "to think outside the box".
Yesterday's  challenge was


The challenges run from Monday through Sunday, 8:00 p.m. Atlantic Time Zone .  

Today's challenge is 

The  TCCEDT (otherwise known as The Crafter's Cafe Event Design Team)
has made some samples for you to see and maybe get some ideas to expand on this theme.

    Here are two of the same tags, but one I remembered to add my Watermark.  For the Recipe:
I used: Recollections Designer Paper; swirl cuttlebug embossing folder; oval scalloped  spellbinders ; water colors; pearl dust ; glaze pens

Now for the fun part:
Tomorrow is 

The Theme is :  UGLY PAPER 
We all have "those" one or two sheets of paper in the designer pads that  you just know you are never going to use.  Well, my challenge for you is to take those "ugly" sheets of paper and create something clever, pretty, more ugly, whatever you want.  Then post them in the Gallery at The Crafter's Cafe.

When you post your pictures (and I know you want to) don't forget to put the tag next to your picture;

TAG:  WW030712 

In case you haven't guessed, Wacky Wednesday is yours' truly day.  I have some really fun ideas I can't wait to share .  So come on by and check out all our daily challenges.  We have one awesome creative group here.

Thursday's Challenge:

Hmmmmm    Now what do you do with Ruffled Paper????  Stop by Thursday and see.

Friday's  Challenge:
One of our favorite designers will be highlighted .  This week it is 
Your challenge  is to use one of their images and create something or post  something you've made using  their images.    

As I said before , all these Challenges will run through the week until Sunday , 8:00p.m. Atlantic Time Zone.

Hope to see you there.