Monday, November 4, 2013

ABC Challenges ABC52

Join us this week
Nov. 4th - Nov. 10th

This weeks Theme is:
Case a card from a Team Members
card from one of our past challenge.

Link up Here

This week we got to case a team members card.
I choose too case Jeanette's card.
Please visit Jeanette's Blog
Here's my card:
This week I used a few of Tim Holtz's embossing folders, (Airmail and Compass Set),
and a few of his Idea-ology embellishments (Game Spinners & Compass Coins)
and some Bazzill cardstock.
Nice and easy card! 
Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ABC Challenges ABC51

"What's Old Is New Again"
Oct. 28th - Nov. 3rd
This week we are digging out our old stamps!
Have you ever heard the saying 
"What's Old Is New Again"
This week we are pulling out our old stamps,
dusting them off and inking them up!
We hope you will join us this week.
Just click HERE to link your card. 
This week I wanted to just share my very first card I made with my very first stamp set from TAC (The Angel Company) I must say I was so proud of this card when I made it 12 years ago. It is amazing how much our styles change and all the new things we learn throughout the years. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

ABC Challenges - ABC48

This weeks challenge is a cards "For a Child"
Oct. 7th - Oct. 13th 
Please join us this week

Here is a card I really enjoyed making and happy with how it turned out.
The stamped image I used is from Penny Black "Fish Dreams", colored in with Copic Markers, background paper (unknown paper company), brads from Bazzill and cardstock from MFT (My Favorite Things).

Thursday, October 3, 2013

ABC Challenges - ABC47

This week it is all about using 3 designer papers
Sept. 30th - Oct. 6th
This was a bit of a challenge for me. I just took bits and pieces off of three different pages to create this card. The background, saying and border. I used a 6X6 paper pad from Carta Bella called Beautiful Moments Designed By: Carina Gardner.I also used some MFT cardstock.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pumpkins Made Out Of Dryer Vent Hose

I made these at the craft club I belong to.
These were very simple to make
and makes cute Fall decorations.
These were made out of different sized dryer vent hoses. They are held together with wire. Then we just spray painted them with some orange spray paint, (make sure it is primer and paint), then we just cut some branches and glued it in the middle, tied some ribbon around it.
Now this is simple and fun to make with your family.

Monday, September 16, 2013

ABC Challenges - ABC45 Fall Theme

Once again we have another great challenge over at
Sept. 16th - 23rd
This week the theme is Fall as the seanson sadly changes.
Summer seems like it has come and gone so quick.
Please be sure to join us this week and show
us some of the colors of Fall.
Link up

Here is my card for the week
I used a PSX leaf stamp, Color Box chalk inks, heat embossed the leaves and word, then I used Dream Impressions cardstock (No Longer In Business) and some red organza ribbon from my stash.
This was a very easy clean and simple card.

Monday, September 9, 2013

ABC Challenges: ABC44 Sympathy Cards

First of all I would like to say it is so good to be back . I took time off from the Design Team to spend time with my kids and Summers are always hard. Now I got my one son in college and two back in high school. My daughter is a Senior this year and my youngest son is a Sophomore. How time flies, Summer is over, back to school. My kids are getting older and I just can't believe in a short period of time my 2 youngest will be off to college in no time at all.

Ok now back to ABC Challenges:
Our Theme this week is in honor of 9/11, Let us never forget
September 9th - 15th
Just link your cards up Here

Here is my card for this weeks Challenge and it was a challenge for me, it is my very first sympathy card.
On this card I used a new technique for me, I stamped my flowers with Acrylic Paint 
(Folk Art -Metallic Pearl White), Amuse Satin Pebble Grey Ribbon, Stampin' Up punches, Black and White MFT (My Favorite Things) cardstock and I used a Sympathy Stamp set I got in Seattle a few years back, but no name on it. The saying inside says:
"Our heartfelt and Most caring Thoughts are with you"

Now it is your turn to make a card and she it with us over at ABC Challenges.


Monday, July 1, 2013

ABC Challenges "ABC35"

This week is "Anything Goes"
Just link your card HERE
July 1st - July 7th
I hope you join us this week,
we would love to see all the beautiful cards
all of you create.
Here is my CAS card for this week.
I used Marvy ink pads and stippled the gras and sky, copic markers for the bear and log, the grass stamps are from Stamp Scapes and bear from Sutter Stamps, a local company here in Montana,
Sentiment is also from Sutter stamps and I used Dream Impressions cardstock.

Monday, June 24, 2013

ABC Challenges "ABC34"

It's time for another ABC Challenge, let's show some
spirit for the 4th of July and
our love for the soldiers who lets us
be the land of the Free.
This challenge is Red, White and Blue.
June 24th -  June 30th
Just link up Here
I can't to see everyone's cards!
Here is my creation for this week.
I used a stamp set by The Angel Company (no longer in business), Dream Impressions cardstock (no longer in business), Colorbox Chalk Ink (Blue), Versa Mark ink pad, some blue Pebbles chalk and Recollections star brads.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My Son's Big Day!

I just wanted to share a picture of my
2nd oldest son Richard who just graduated with honors.
I am such a proud Mama.
Soon to be a student of Montana University, woohoo!
This was such a big accomplishment for my son,
there were days I didn't think we would make it through
Grade School or even Middle School.
Thanks to all of his Special teachers he made it!

ABC Challenges

It's time for a new challenge this week.
June 17th - 22nd
It's all about summer!!!
Link up HERE
I have to apologize for not posting my cards weekly.
It's been real crazy and hectic with it being
summer and the kids are all home.
Here is my card for this week.
This is another CAS card, not even a layered card.
I used a Gina K stamp set, Bazzill cardstock, bling from recollections and organza ribbon from stash.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

ABC Challenges

It's that time again. Another fun challenge at
May 27th - June 2nd
This week it's "ABC30 Sketch"
Below you will find a picture of the sketch.
Remember to link up Here
Now let's have fun and create
Here is my card for this week.
It's a very clean and simple card. I used a stamp set from "The Angel Company" they are no longer in business, Amuse cardstock, Spellbinders nestabillities and some pattern paper from Colorbok  Natural Expressions 6X6 paper pad.
I am excited to see what creations you come up with, using this weeks sketch.
Now let's get our crafting on!

Monday, May 20, 2013

ABC Challenges

It's another great week with a fun challenge
May 20th - May 26th
I hope you join us.
Have a great week and don't forget
to Link up HERE
This week I used Stampin' Up cardstock, image and sentiment. On my background I stamped it with a Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card background stamp (Geologic) and then ran it through my Epic 6 with an embossing folder to give it some texture and added some satin ribbon. Very clean and simple this week.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekly ABC Challenge

It's that time again a new
ABC Challenges
ABC27 "Tic Tac Toe"
3 In a Row
May 6th - May 12th
Be sure to link up HERE
Here is are 3 In a Row Chart
Here is my card for this week and I used Ribbon, Pearls and Glitter.

This week my card was simply made with chipboard, Graphic 45 Papers (Secret Garden), Tim Holtz easel Die and some Stickles on the flower on the side and the writing on the front of the card is traced with stickles too.  I went to a weekend retreat last weekend and this was a card class I took from one of the Ladies there and I just loved the idea and plan to make more for Mother's Day.

Monday, April 29, 2013

ABC Challenges

It's a new week and that means a new challenge!
April 29th - May 4th
Come join us at
This week is all about "Mothers Day"
I can't wait to see every one's creations this week.
I used a stamp from Hero Arts, Viva pearl pen, Bazzill cardstock, yellow brads and some orange Organdy ribbon.

Monday, April 22, 2013

ABC Weekly Challenge

This week is all about using something recycled on your card.
April 22nd to April 28th
I hope you will join us. Show us what you recycled.
It will be interesting to see what everyone comes up with.
Please just link up here at ABC25 "Recycle"
On my card I used a Cool Ranch Doritos bag to make my blue butterflies
and my hexagons are punched out from a magazine page.
I used the Stampin' Up Honeycomb embossing folder, creative memories hexagon punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punches, ribbon from stash, Bazzill cardstock and pearls from Recollection's.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

ABC Weekly Challenge

First of all I would like to apologize for the late post.
Second I made a boo boo and this is a color challenge and I used
yellow, green and pink. It's suppose to be yellow, green and blue.
I promise to get it together by next week.
Please join us for this weeks challenge.
Just link up HERE
Here is my card for this week:
I decided on a baby card. I used an Inkadinkdo cover all background stamp, stamped with pink versa fine and clear heat embossed it. I framed my saying with some spellbinder dies, embossed the sentiment (generic saying set) and added ribbon,

Monday, March 18, 2013

ABC Challenges

Come and join us for this weeks challenge
March 18th - March 24th
Easy peasy right.....
Just Link Up HERE
Materials Used:
I used a stamp from Inkadinkado, Versa Fine black Ink, clear embossing powder, ribbon and brad from my stash, Bazzill cardstock and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
#78 - Spring Is In The Air


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy Easter

Materials Used:
The stamp is from High Hopes, sentiment is from Stampin' Up, couple Stampin' Up punches, Spellbinders dies, Bazzill Cardstock, pattern paper from Graphic 45 (Secret Gardens), brads from stash and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:

Happy Birthday

Materials Used:
The stamp I used is from The Greeting Farm, Amuse cardstock and Chevron cardstock, Amuse star dies, Memory Box die and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
Aqua & Chevron
It's All About The Boys!
Sketch #189

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Just Chillin!

Materials Used-
Stamp is from Kraftin' Kimmie, Bazzill cardstock, ribbon is from 360, clear embossing powder and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
Clean and Simple!

The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog Give Away

The Flower Girl Challenge Blog is celebrating Mother's Day in the UK , so instead of a challenge this week they are giving away these lovely flowers. Just go HERE and follow their instructions on how you can also have a chance to win.
Be sure to look at their DT blogs and check out all there inspiration.

Happy St Patrick's Day

Materials Used:
The stamp is from The Greeting Farm (Fancy Anya), Bazzill cardstock, pattern paper from Karen Foster, Stampin' Up punches, Fiskars border punch, small heart punch, rhinestones from Recollections, ribbon from stash and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
Lucky You!
Photo Inspiration #48

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sitting Here Thinking Of You

Yumi & Fumi is having a sketch challenge and this is what I have com up with.
Materials Used:
The stamp I used is from Lala Land (Luka Sitting), Spellbinder dies, Memory Box die, Star is from stash, Bazzill cardstock, pattern paper from Stamping Station and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
Kim's Sketch#2

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thinking of You

This weeks challenge is:
"In The Air"
(Birds, bugs, planes, balloons, kites, etc)
We would love for you to join us this week
March 11th - March 17th
Just Link Up HERE 
Materials used:
I used a butterfly set from Amuse, Bazzill cardstock, clear embossing powder, brown Amuse satin ribbon and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
Tie it Up!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Just For You.....

Materials Used:
Stamped image is from Magnolia Stamps, Sentiment from Crafter's Companion, Recollections pearls, Bazzill cardstock, Spellbinders Nestabillities, pattern paper from stash and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
All About Boys
A Bit O' Green

Happy Birthday.....

Materials Used:
My stamped Image is from High Hopes, sentiment from Paper Makeup Stamps, Bazzill cardstock, pattern paper from Recollections (Bright & Basics 6X6 Pad), Tulip diamond glitter, button and yarn from my stash and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
Challenge 47
Challenge #188
Anything Goes

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dare To Sparkle.....

Materials Used -
The stamp I used is from The Greeting Farm (Glimmer Bean), Bazzill cardstock, pattern paper from Recollections (Bright and Basic 6X6 Pad), I used Tulip Diamond Glitter on her hair, bling from Recollections and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
Lesley's DT Week w/Mo's Digi Pencil
Color Challenge - Blue and Brown

Monday, March 4, 2013

ABC Challenges

Come and join us this week.
March 4th - March 10th
It is easy peasy this week
Just link up HERE
Materials Used -
Stamp is an Elisabeth Bell from Sweet Pea Stamps, sentiment from Hero Arts (Anytime Messages), Bazzill cardstock, Stamin' Up 6X6 pattern paper pads, Martha Stewart corner punch, Cheery Lynn butterfly dies, Quickutz circle die, flowers and bling from Recollections and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
Pink, Yellow & Green
Gettin' Sketchy
Anything Goes

Friday, March 1, 2013

Your're Special, Bear Hugs.....

Materials Used:
I used an Elisabeth Bell stamp from Sweet Pea (Warm Fuzzy Hugs), sentiment is from just a generic sentiment stamp set, ribbon and button from stash, Recollections rhinestones, Cheery Lynn butterfly dies, MFT banner die, Bazzill cardstock, Recollections pattern paper (Bold Basics) and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
It's their Birthday Bash!
Challenge: Tic, Tac, Toe
( I used purple, bling and ribbon)
Anything Goes

Never Too Old For Cupcakes!

Materials Used:
The Stamp and sentiment is from LOTV (Lili Of The Valley), Bazzill cardstock, pattern paper from Recollections, Tulip Glitter, flower brads from stash and Copic Markers. 
Challenges Entered:
Birthday Competition
Anything Goes

Hello Baby.....

Materials Used:
Stamp is from High Hopes, sentiment from Stampin' Up, Spellbinders dies, Stampin' Up punches, Recollections pearls, Bazzill cardstock, pattern paper from K & Company and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
Grey, Silver or Metal
Anything Goes
Photo Inspiration

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Your're Special.....

Materials Used -
Stamp is from Kraftin' Kimmie (Shy Emmylou), Bazzill cardstock, Bazzill Basics Paper (6X6 Avalon), photo corner punch, Spellbinders dies, TPC Studio red bling and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
Fussy Cuttin'!
Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lily of The Valley

Materials used-
Stamp is from Lily Of The Valley (Patchwork Butterfly), Bazzill Cardstock, Stampin' Up sentiment and 2 punches, Memory Box flourish die, pearls from Recollections, ribbon and pattern paper from stash and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:

Friend To Friend.....

Materials Used-
My Image is a digi stamp from Lala Land (Snowboarding Marcy), Bazzill cardstock, Quickutz dies, pattern paper from Recollections 6X6 paper pad, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, pink string is from Making Memories, rhinestone and round tag is from my stash, lace from May Arts and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:
"Case Sandie's Gorgeous Card"

Monday, February 25, 2013

Love You.....

Materials Used:
My stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps from the Elisabeth Bell line (Sweet Incorrigibility), sentiment from Outline Stamps, Recollections flowers, brads from stash, Cuttlebug fancy corner die, pattern paper from Me & My Big Ideas, Bazzill cardstock and Copic Markers.
Challenges Entered:

ABC Weekly Challenge

Time for another fun challenge.
Feb. 25th - March 3rd
This week is a cool Sketch
Just Link Up Here.
Here is the sketch.
This was my take on it and really enjoyed making this card.
Materials Used -
My stamp is from Elphine House (Tommy Tell Tale of Ice cream), blue heart from Heidi Grace, button and brads from stash, Sentiment and 2 punches from Stampin' Up, fishtail banner from MFT, Bazzill Cardstock, pattern paper from DCWV and Copic Markers.

Challenges Entered:
Lets Hear It For The Boys

Saturday, February 23, 2013

So Pretty.....

This was a fun card to make. I set out to make a card with dies I have had for awhile and not ever used. I succeeded using 2 New Memory Box dies I have never used.  My husband thinks this is this best card I have ever made, lol. I am just glad he gives me his honest opinions on my cards, even the ones I struggle with. I hope to use more of my things I have that have been just sitting around. That is my goal for now.
Materials Used:
My stamped image is from The Greeting Farm (Blush Babette), Spellbinder oval frame and oval dies, Memory box leave dies, Cheery Lynn butterfly dies, May Arts Ribbon, rhinestones from Recollections, flower from Prima Flowers, pattern paper from Heidi Grace (Daydream) and Stampin' Up 6X6 paper pad, Bazzill cardstock and Copic Markers
Challenges Enterd:
It's a sketch