Friday, September 19, 2014

Aargh Matey... Are you after my Treasure

Time to talk like a pirate!
In celebration of this great day of fun, aargh Design Team at
Mountain Plains Crafters needed very little push
to take it to the next level & get crafty with it!
You can see the DT members {who could play along}

Well Shiver Me Timbers... last Halloween I just happened
to dress up as a pirate!

Background Paper - Creative Imaginations Dead Men Tell No Tales
Strip Banners - FabScraps Rustic Fishing
Sunburst Chippie - UmWow Studio
added a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Picket Fence then topped that with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Hay Ride
Clock embelly - Spare Parts
Compass Brad - Oriental Trading Post
U.S. Stamp - Unity Stamp Co.
 Felt "X" - Thickers in Playroom
misc trinkets in bottom left corner

I would like to send a special thanks to Tombow for the Adhesive!
Xtreme & Mono Aqua

I'm still doing my 100,000 Page View Giveaway.... Check it out
Currently at: 97,752 views & counting!

Friday, September 12, 2014


I have this friend...
I met her at church, in fact she use to be our Youth Leader.
She is so much fun to laugh with
and she gets our sense of humor (we're a little weird)
{oh "we/our" is my & my two sons - not my multiple personalities, not yet anyway}
This sentiment is perfect for her & she does tend to wear her
boots pretty much 24/7 during the fall/winter/spring
this card is for her!

I really LOVE this image, the very first time I saw it on Unity Stamp Co.'s website
I knew eventually I'd be getting it
and I finally did!

Image & Sentiment - Unity Stamp Co. Boots,Class and Sass
Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa colored with Copic Markers
Printed Papers - Gina K. Designs Ang & Me
Pewter Brad - Making Memories
Edge Punch - Martha Stewart

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


yes, we have ADHD in our house
so we often use "look... squirrel" when someone is distracted easily
and it relieves pressure plus usually gets a laugh

Over on Mountain Plains Crafters, the Design Team
got together & decided to challenge one another to use Animal stamps

I used a few challenges from other awesome challenge blogs for this one:
WOW! Embossing Powder - Favorite {mine is FALL, I love it}

Printed Papers, Color Cardstock & Trim - The Paper Studio Affinity
Stamp Set - CloseToMyHeart Hello Friend
Inks - Tim Holtz Vintage Photo & Tea Dye
Heat embossed - Chestnut embossing powder
Leaf Chippies - UmWow Studio Leaf Confetti (also embossed)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

a new challenge to me

so on facebook I stalk this page called
All Our Challenges Are Here
and seriously, there are A LOT of challenges posted there all thru the month!
Today I saw one from Drycha
to DRAW a watermelon
I really don't draw
I have never even taken an art class
but I was game because,
well no real reason
I think watermelons are pretty
and tasty

so here is what I came up with

this was my inspiration I found via Google

well, what do you think?
nope, I'm definitely not an artist
but this was FUN

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Crop in Ozark, Ar

yes, there is more to living in Arkansas
then Hillbillies & Moonshine!
Some of us also Scrapbook
This past weekend, my girlfriends & I
traveled to Ozark
which is only a little over an hour
down the Pig Trail
and even though I got car sick & embarrassed myself royally
I thought I'd share my favorite creations of the day

this was for UmWow Studio's August Sketch
but I missed the deadline for entering my post :-(
oh well, I had a wonderful time playing with it!
UmWow Studio Products - Frame & Flair
Stamps - Unity Stamp Co. {Layers of Life} Trees of Gratitude
Inks - Tim Holtz
Printed Paper - Making Memories
and some Rock Candy Crackle just for fun

next up is the second page to go with
the UmWow Studio's July Sketch
I used 7 Dots Studios Printed papers 
{designed by my amazing friend, DeeDee)
 and just a tiny bit of Waxy Flax fro CloseToMyHeart

last is the group photo from my annual
Murder Mystery birthday bash
{2014 edition}
where we played Salem Witch Trials
and while we've had better mysteries
we had a great time
Felt Crow - CloseToMyHeart
envelope with was seal - my own creation
flowers & torches - some very old (dare I say vintage) UmWow Studio
ribbon, paper & alpha stickers - Making Memories

Friday, August 29, 2014

your own kind of beaurtiful

This sketch was so simple
but I think that made it hard for me
but I considered it a challenge &
I wanted to take it!

Printed Papers - Authentique Peaceful
Sentimant - Unity Stamp Co KOM 1/14 Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful
Ink - CloseToMyHeart Topiary
Image - Unity Stamp Co. KOM 9/13 Happiness Has No Limit
Ink - CloseToMyHeart Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue & Lagoon
Flower - Making Memories

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

a little witchiness

tonight I just wanted to make a card
anything would do
and I didn't really feel like coloring a whole bunch
so this sketch from
was perfect for using a bunch of Washi 

Stamp Set - Unity Stamp Co. You Witch
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black colored with Copic Markers
and just a tiny bit of Clear Star from Sakura (just on the stars)
Liquid Pearls in Majestic Purple