Friday, December 31, 2010

My First Valentines Card

Hi everyone!  I imagine a lot of you are getting ready for a night out to welcome in the New Year but I’m not.  I have to work the weekend so it is early to bed for me.

Today I declared to be PJ day!  I have done nothing..but read, play Scrabble on Face book and make this card!  I have not had a day like this for a few weeks so it felt wonderful!

This is my first Valentines card; I used an image from Karen's Doodles.

 I just think this image is so cute!


Here is an angle view so you can see the dimension.


What I used to make this card-
  • Digital image- Karen's Doodles
  • SU paper pink and white, and  K&Company Dp.
  • Copic markers, MFT doily die, lace, MFT rolled flower die, pearls, SU oval punch, SU scalloped punch, SU butterfly die, dimensionals and MS branch punch.
Have a safe New Years Eve and all the best in 2011!

Good Bye 2010

Good morning to all my friends in blog land!
 I just wanted to drop in to wish you all a Happy New Year!  All the best to you in 2011!

Make sure to come back on Tuesday Jan. 4th.....we will have our first Sassycheryls Challenge of 2011!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Missed Birthday!

Hi everyone.  Here it is, 4 more sleeps till Santa comes!!!!! More  important, just 3 more sleeps till my Grand kids get here.  They are so excited.  It will be nice to have them here to take my mind off of being sad with not having Dad with us. I have his combat boots by the fire place with a Santa hat on them so in a way he is here in Spirit.


Here is a picture of our little tree.


Time to get on to my card.  When I first saw this image at Squigglefly it tickled my funny bone.  When I got it colored the caption to use with it just popped out of my head. LOL!

Here is the inside-


Well I am off to bed.  Just 2 more days to work….Yippeee!!!!!!

It’s Our Last Challenge for the Year

Hi everyone and welcome to our last challenge for 2010.  Our challenges will resume on Jan.4, 2011.
Our challenge this week is to make a card with a Teddy Bear.

Here is my card-

Are these not a cute group?

What I used to make this card-
  • Sassycheryls digital image- Birthday Bears
  • SU paper- barely banana, kraft, white and Basic Grey DP.
  • MS punch around the page set, Slice machine with Wedding card for flowers, Copic markers, button, crochet cotton and dimensionals.
Now head over to the Sassycheryls Challenge Blog to see what the other Sassy Designers have made.

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Challenge #42 at Sassycheryls!

Good morning all and welcome to another challenge day at the Sassycheryl Challenge Blog. The challenge this week is to make a snowman card.  Gee……..I wonder if Cheryl might have a snow man image?????? ROFL!!!!!!  Cheryl is the QUEEN of snowman images!!! The hard part is picking one!  Here is the card I have made.


What I used to make my card-
  • Sassycheryl Digital Image- Bicycle Snowman
  • white, royal blue white core paper, My Minds Eye Dp.
  • Slice machine with Fa La La card, Spellbinder dies, Copic markers, ribbon, liquid appliqué, stickles, dimensionals, paper distressed
There you go…… head over to the Sassycheryls Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Sassy girls have created.
Have a great day everyone and Happy Crafting!!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

It’s a Cats Life!

Here is Hannah all snug in his bed (female name……male cat…..long story)


I thought this was so cute I just had to share!


Goodbye to Squigglefly

Yes this is my last challenge with Squigglefly. They are busy putting a new team together to start in the new year. 
This  week is my challenge.  I have asked the team to make a gift card holder, any design.  I wanted to get away from Christmas so I made mine for Valentines!

Here is the front of my card-

Here is the inside-


What I used to make my card-
  • Squigglefly Digital Image-  Love Showers
  • SU paper- white and pretty in pink, SU dp.
  • Paper piecing, Copic markers, Rhinestones, MS large heart punch, MS border punch, dimensionals.
I would like to thank my team mates for all their great work!  This was an amazing team with amazing talent! Thanks to my co leader Maria as well! A big thanks to Holly and her Daughters at Squigglefly for giving me this opportunity…….it was a great time!
Now head on over to the Squigglefly Blog to see what the rest of my team have made.
Have a great day and a great week everyone!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Caffeine House Fairy

Hi everyone.  I want to show you a cute image that was released last weekend. It tickled my funny bone when I saw it!

The image is from and is called House Fairy


Isn't she cute???

What I used to make my card-

  • SU paper, orange, white and DP and cork.
  • EK wide border punch, Slice with Wedding Card for the flower, circle punch, bling, Copic markers, Spellbinder dies, dimensionals

Well that's all I have to show you today.  My time is just about up working for Squigglefly.  Just one more post on Monday.  I would like to thank Holly and her daughters at Squiggleyfly for the wonderful opportunity they gave me over the last couple years!  I have had a great time working with all the designers we have had and a big thanks to Maria my co-leader.

Have a great evening everyone!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sassycheryls Challenge #41

Good morning everyone.  So did you have fun at our blog hop last week?  I know we all sure did!  It was nice to read all the comments.  I hope you did some shopping too! LOL!

The winner from my blog is #20 Renkata.  Her blog is  Rekata, I need your email address so please contact me so I can send you your free digital image from Sassycheryls. For all those who commented please go to Sassycvheryls Blog to see the list of winners.  One of them could be you!

Now on to this weeks challenge.  This week we are to make a card using 2 Sassycheryls Digital Images.

Here is my card-


What I used to make my card-
  • Sassycheryls digital images- The Simplest Gift and Watching the Star
  • SU paper- white, Creamy caramel and Dp.
  • Spellbinder dies, Copic markers, tear drop bling, dimensionals, MS tinsel snow, paper piercer, needle and thread.
Thanks for dropping in!  Now head over to the Sassycheryl Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Sassy Girls have made.

Monday, December 6, 2010

It’s Challenge Day Again at Squigglefly

Good morning everyone!  Like the title says it’s time for another challenge!
It’s Maria’s turn this week and she has challenged us to make a card with snowflakes. That is quite easy this time of year!

Here is my card-


Here is the inside-


Here is what I used to make this card-
Thanks for stopping in today to take a look!  Now head over to the Squigglefly Blog to see what the rest of the team have made.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone!  Well I was sent home from work again today!  No I wasn't bad…… is this darn cough still.  The Dr. heard me and called me into her office to listen to my chest and wouldn't you know it she heard some wheezing which wasn't there last week.  So after a chest x-ray, I was given a script for antibiotics (again) and sent home!

Here is a card I made about a week ago but never posted.  The image is from Squigglefly and is called  ``Domestic Goddess``


  • Paper is all SU
  • Copic markers, ribbon, SU scalloped boarder punch, dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping in!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sassycheryls Challenge #40 and our Sassy Blog Hop!!!!!

Good morning everyone!  It is a busy week over at the Sassycheryl’s Challenge Blog!!!  Not only is it our 40th challenge, but we are also having a blog hop!

This is our first blog hop at Sassy Cheryl’s  and there is a chance to win a FREE Sassy Cheryl digi!
If you arrived here from Jodi Ann’s you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge blog, where all the details are given, along with the entire list of designer’s links. If for any reason any links are broken or you get lost along the way, simply return there to find the link to the next stop.
Each Sassy Gal will select one person from those that commented on her blog. That means there is one winner for each post in the hop!
The Hop will run from 5am Eastern Nov 30 until 5pm Eastern Dec 6. The winners will be announced on the Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge blog on Dec 7.

Here is the next giveaway from Sassycheryls!

Our theme this week is “Thinking of Love

Here is my card-


What I used to make my card-
  • Sassycheryls digital image- Loves Healing Hands Girl
  • SU paper, almost amethyst, white, SU dp.
  • Copic markers, ribbon, pearls, circle punches, dimensionals.
Now it’s time to hop over to Tracy’s blog to see her creation.
Remember to leave a comment on each blog in order to have a chance to win a free digi image.
I am also offering a free Sassycheryl digital image.  So have fun and off you go!!!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Winter Wonderland???

This is the view outside my back door.

Holly, this is for you!



Squigglefly Challenge #77

Good morning! 
Welcome to a new challenge at the Squigglefly Blog!
I am sure everyone now is thinking Christmas and Shopping…..I know I am.  With being sick for the past month, the only thing I have done so far is make my list, but that’s a start right?? LOL!
My challenge this week is to make a Christmas tag using non traditional colors
Here is what I made-

What I used to make this tag-
  • Squigglefly digital image- Penguins Christmas Kiss
  • SU paper- white, Kraft, DCWV dp.
  • stickles, jumbo eyelet, ribbon, silver cord, MS flower punch, circle punches, ric rack, red mini brads, CB snowflake die, pearls, top note die, white folk art paint for edges of kraft paper and copic markers.
Now head over to the Squigglefly Blog to see more tag creations!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sassycheryls Color Me Challenge #3

Hi everyone.

Well my day was spent sleeping, a bit of coloring……….more sleeping……..

I got my pictures taken of a few cards that have been in the wing waiting.

The card I am going to show you here is for the Color Me Challenge at the Sassycheryls Blog.  Just pick one of her new images (or both) at a discount price and color it up and post a link to her Blog. That’s all there is to it!

Here is my card-


What I used to make this card-

  • Sassycheryls Digital Image- Play it Again Sam Snowman
  • SU paper- white, real red, Me and My Big Ideas Dp., red felt
  • Copic markers, red cord, large scalloped die namics die, red glitter pearls.

Now if you too would like to take this challenge, just go to Sassycheryls Blog to get your instructions.

Thanks for stopping by


It’s Show Me Thursday #3

It is show me Thursday over at Sassycheryls Blog. A couple weeks ago Cheryl started this cool idea to see what is on your desk.  Just snap a picture and link it to her blog.  There are PRIZES to be won!!!!

This is late, but better late than never right?


I have 3 projects going on here.  Come back next week and you will be able to see them close up!

Bye for now,


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sassycheryls Challenge #39

Hi everyone!  It’s challenge day here at the Sassycheryls Challenge Blog.  Our challenge this week is to make a “thankful” card.

Here is what I made-


Now don’t these 2 look grateful for one another?  I just love this new image from Cheryl.  The image is called  Snowmen in Love.
Here is what I used to make this card-
  • SU paper white, night of navy.
  • Copic markers, top note die, cloud die namics, CB embossing folder, lots of mini pearls, paper piercer, needle and thread.
Thanks for stopping by…….not jump over to the Sassycheryls Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team have come up with.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Squigglefly Challenge #76

Good morning everyone and welcome to our challenge day at the Squigglefly Blog!

This week Maria has challenged the team to make a “Thank You” card.


What I used to make this card-
  • Squigglefly digital image- Flower set
  • SU paper white, bashful blue and SU dp.
  • Copic markers, paper piercer, needle and thread, dimensionals, lace flower.
Now head on over to the Squigglefly blog to see what the rest of the team have made.
Bye for now!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

For All my Southern Friends………

who think they are missing something because they don’t get snow!!!!!

This is out third blizzard since mid October.  The one today dumped 2 feet of snow in our yard!!  My husband just went out to start the snow blower to get us dug out!!

Have I told you lately how much I hate winter?????…………………..well we won’t go there!

Enjoy my friends!








Sassycheryls Show Me Thursday

Yes It is time to show you what I’m working on.  I took this picture at 4am this morning.  I even had a helper!!!!  Chloe thought I could use the company, my other fur baby was sleeping with his Daddy!



I have had a few people who have tried to zoom in on my craft room on the rt. side of the screen so here is the large view.  The room is only 10x11 but it works for me.



Have a great day everyone!  I think I.m going to go have a nap!


A Squigglefly Sneak Peek……

Good morning!

Well here I go again…..been awake since 3am coughing!!!  I thought I was finally over the cold after being sick for a week but it came back on Monday!!!!  The bugs seem to be getting stronger!!!

Anyway I made good use of the time……I made this sneak peek of a new image being released this Saturday at

The image is called Winter Landing by Brian Lock.


I wanted to try the new technique on Split Coast using an acrylic block for the background.  Now it called for dye ink which I have none of so I used my SU pigment ink and I think it looks ok.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sassycheryls Color Me Challenge #2

This card is made for the weekly color me challenge on the Sassycheryls Blog this week.  I used her new image called"Cappuccino Anyone Snowman" image which is available this week.

Here is my card-


What I used to make this card-

  • SU paper creamy caramel, always artichoke, DP
  • Copic markers, liquid appliqué, CB embossing folder, EK border punch, Slice machine for the holly leaves, the berries are faux brads.

This image and one other will be available to you for 2.oo till the end of the challenge so get your image and enter your card!

Come back Friday and I will have a sneak peek for you from Squigglefly!  There will be a huge release this weekend and some surprises I am told!

Thanks for stopping in!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jumping Jack Santa

Here is a another wonderful Santa by Cheryl Alger at Sassycheryls.  When it comes to Santas or snowmen, no one draws it better than Cheryl Alger at
Here is my card-
What I used to make this card-
  • SU white paper and garden green, My Minds Eye Dp.
  • ribbon, stickles, Copic markers, clear dew drops, Christmas bling( I don’t know what to call it! LOL), corner punch, dimensionals, glue dots.
Head over to to see  this image and so much more!!!!
Thanks for dropping in!

Sassycheryls Challenge #38

Good morning everyone!  Hope your week has started off good!
Today's challenge at Sassycheryls  is “Countdown to Christmas”.

Here is my card-


Here is a side view-


I used the new image called  Snowmen in love
  • DP is by DCWV.
  • Plastic shaker from SU, used nestabilities for the hole and the scalloped frame, white paper doily, ribbon, dew drops, Copic markers, MS  tinsel glitter and CB embossing folder.
Now head over to Sassycheryls Challenge Blog to see what the rest of my Sassy Sisters have made.
Please join us with this challenge! in addition to our regular $5 gift certificate, Cheryl is offering some

of her darling licensed ceramic pieces as special gifts over the next several weeks.

Here's a pic of the first one that will go to a lucky participant.

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Squigglefly Challenge #75

Good morning everyone.  Can you believe it?……75 challenges!!!!  Seems like yesterday we started this.  I guess the old saying is true……..”time goes fast when you are having fun!”
This week is my challenge.  I have asked the team to make a card using only a Squigglefly sentiment.

Here is my card-


Here is a side view-


I saw a card like this in one of my card magazines and bookmarked it.  As usual I forgot all about it till my friend, Cindy made one.  You can see her card here.
What I used to make this card-
  • Squigglefly Digital Sentiment
  • SU vanilla,  Hobby Lobby Christmas DP.
  • Slice Fa La La card, MS border punch, dimensionals, crochet cotton, button, SU ribbon
Now head over to the Squigglefly Blog to check out whet the rest of my team have created.  Join us and you could win this great prize!


Thanks for stopping in and have a great week!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sassycheryls Show Me Thursday

Hi Everyone!  Well leave it to me to be a day late!!! Anyway Cheryl wants to start something new..She wants to see what you are working on at your work station!  She is calling it “Show Me Thursday”.  Just take a picture…..don’t worry about the clutter…..and link it to Sassycherlys Blog. You could win a free image!

Here is my work station.  Don’t let the neatness fool you…..I haven’t had time to do much this week because of work.  Normally it is pretty bad!



Christmas Ornament

Good morning everyone!

We are digging our from our second blizzard of the season.  I am hoping this is NOT what the rest of winter is going to be like!!!

I made this card a few days ago but never got a chance to post it.


This is a digital image from Fred She said.

  • SU paper- white,  DCWV designer paper
  • MS wide border punch, ribbon, gold cord, Copic markers gold felt pen and dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping in!  Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sassycheryls Challenge #37

Good morning all!  Here it is…..another week and a new challenge at Sassycheryls Challenge Blog!
Our challenge is to make a card and use some tulle.  Now I have a confession to make to you all.  I have NO tulle!   I used some wide organza ribbon and hope my Sassy Sisters will accept this card.

Here is my card-


When I first saw this image, my first though was,”this image makes me feel sad”.  Then  while coloring it I realized why.  I feel like this little girl this Christmas.  I am lost and sad that I won’t have Dad with me………. anyway……. I think this is my all time favourite image that Cheryl has drawn.
The image is called- Christmas Candy Cane Girl
  • SU paper- garden green and kraft, DP is My Minds Eye
  • organza ribbon which I gathered at the bottom of the card, MS border punch, Copic markers, homemade faux brads, clear nail polish for the brads, dimensionals.
Now it is time for you to check out the rest of the teams creations.  Just head over to the Sassycheryls Challenge Blog!
See you there!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Squigglefly Challenge #74

Hi Everyone!
I hope you all had a good weekend. 
Welcome to another challenge at the Squigglefly Blog.  Maria has challenged the team to make a card with a musical theme.

Here is my card-

I can remember when I was a little girl I used to try and dance like this for my Grand mother.  She used to cheer me on and made me feel like I was the best dancer in the world!!
This image was released a week ago and is called Flamenco Dancer
  • SU paper- white, dark grey and Basic Grey DP.
  • Sewing is all hand done using a paper piercer and white quilting thread. I also made love knots on the swirl in the corner of the image. Copic markers, SU scalloped border punch,  dimensionals, pearls
Well now it is time for you to go to the Squigglefly Blog to check out the amazing cards the team has made.  If you have time come play with us!
Thanks for dropping by!