My Sketch World Card

I noticed that I had not posted my My Sketch World card, just linked to it from a post. Well, that will not do. Here are the details,
DCWV CS embossed with Cuttle Bug folders, Daisy D's PP, Cosmo Cricket Chipboard, flowers, brads, skittles (painted on back with metallic paint), American Crafts ribbons, sentiment from Inque Boutique's Quotopia. Throw in some chalk ink for edging and ColorBox in dark brown for the sentiment. Let me know what you think...

Next edition of Blog, What to Wear!

Look at what I did! This outfit is so slimming and such great colors for my blog. Don't you agree? I used Raspberry Road Designs' Happy Kitchen digital scrap papers and elements to make my new banner. Now that I have it all figured out, I may make a new outfit each week. FYI, I used Microsoft Office Publisher to create the image.

At yesterday's stamp club meeting Gloria told me she had acknowledge me on her blog. Well, that makes me feel super great and I wanted to make sure you got a chance to see her blog, Stamping and Creating. I love that her pictures are taken right in the kitchen. What a great backdrop for her creations.

I need to get back in a creative grove. I am collecting sketches and filing them on my computer so I can sit down and get creative when it strikes. Now it just needs to strike. I have a great conversation with one of my stamp club friends about how we spend more time figuring out how to store everything and not enough time on how to actually make cards and layouts. We decided we need to focus on making. OK, no card because the new banner is my big reveal for today. Happy Monday!


Knock, knock...

It has been 5 days since I posted. Really, time is flying. Must mean I am having fun. Well, I've had more fun, but I will say I am doing well. I am continuing the owl theme. Yet another friend has moved away. She is on the road to Memphis as I type. If many more people leave the area, I will be in a panic to find more friends. I figure I have some new places to visit. Of course, that takes money and I am running a little low, so I will dream of visiting for now. Gas is toooooo expensive to travel! OK, on to the card and other fun...

I lifted this idea from Hero Arts and used my Technique Tuesday alphabet stamps as well as a Studio G by Hampton Art image. I started very last minute, so it is a simple card. First, stamp your letters. I used Stazon ink in black. Then using cheap post-it notes, mask off the letter and stamp your smaller image, in this case, owls. I colored the owls using colored pencils and Goo Gone spray gel, works just as well as Gamisol and smells better, probably not as toxic, either.
My favorite part is the inside. Again, Technique Tuesday Alphabet stamps and Hero Art images. Both parts are layered on DCWV textured card. I finished the card off with three skittles from my extensive collection purchased on clearance at Mike's. I hope she liked the card. I was too sad, so I left it on her car before she left. I am not so good at good-byes.
Finally, the My Sketch World DT creations were posted yesterday. Lucy has been feeling poorly, so they are a little late. I say better late than never! I hope she feels better soon. GO check them out. I love what the other DT members did with this sketch. Plus, we are starting to post tutorials. I am trying to decide what I will do as my tutorial. If you have any ideas or want to get a more detailed explanation of something I have posted here, PLEASE let me know. I will make it my first tutorial.



Hope everyone had a great Mom's Day. I had dinner with the family, had my toes done, and caught up on TIVO. This is the card I made for my mom. Love the Hero Arts Sparkle Clear You Hoo Owls so I decided to use them. I printed the sentiment on my computer. The MOON is a post-it with Versa Mark embossed with iridescent blue clear powder. I was desperate to make a moon. On a whim, I grabbed my post-its and just dabbled to see what would emerge. Well, I feel pretty good about the final result. The smaller picture is the inside of the card. Mom loved it and my nephew was very excited by the moon and owl.

I also made a card for my SIL. She is the reason I am a God Mother, so I am very thankful for her. (OK, I appreciate other things about her, but that applies to the whole Mom's Day theme.) I used some Daisy D's PP, PP I picked up at Hobby Lobby, my cuttle bug and added some skittles. I used a dimensional glue dot to adhere the flower so it pops more than you see in the picture. It is becoming apparent, that I love the Happy Day stamp. I use it all the time. It is just so versatile. OK, I am off to sleep. Have a great Monday!


Sneak Peek 2 and more organization

Only a few days until the MSW sketch is posted. This my last sneak peak. Hope you will check out what all the DT members made on the 10th. I wanted to share my method for storing the Martha Stewart long punches. I am pretty excited because most of my hooks were free! I got my shelf from the local thrift store and believe it or not, it came that lovely shade of green. It matches my Cuttle Bug! Only paid $3.99. Recycled for real cheap! (Please ignore the mess, I am trying to get organized, but can't seem to figure out where to start.)


Candy, Sneak Peek, and more

Happy Monday!

I am feeling better and my dad is getting better. Not sure if I mentioned he was in the hospital. Nothing major, for now. My candy karma continues. I just got an email from Sarah Schwerin all the way from Austrailia and I won her blog candy. She is on the DT for Darkroom Door. I love what she does with the images! Please stop by and check out her work and Darkroom Door.

Next, it is almost time for the My Sketch World card challenge. I sent my card to Lucy yesterday and I am posting sneak peaks until the 10th when she post the challenge. I took a departure from my usual bright colors. I am very proud of this card and hope you like the finished product. More glimpses to come in the next few days. Go check out what the layout DT did with Lucy's most recent challenge. By the way, she is offering a chance for the DT to post tutorials on MSW. Do you have any thing you want to learn more about related to stamping, scrapping, pretty much anything? Maybe you have seen something on my cards you would like explained. I'll do the research and put together a tutorial. Let me know. have some blog candy for my readers, all ten of you, and that might be stretching it a little. Have a super week!
Hope everyone was able to do something crafty on NSD. I made some additions to my stash and made some adjustments to my crafting space. I'll share pictures later this week. Maybe I'll even pass along some candy karma and


NSD means Blog Candy

Since I am struggling with back and hip issues, I am not really creating a lot, so I figure I will share some candy opportunities with you. Check out Kitty's Krafty Blog for the chance to win some coooool stuff! I encourage you to cruise around and see what is out there for NSD! I have a million challenges I want to complete, but I am headed back to bed in the near future. Have a great day! I promise, a card is coming VERY soon.


Shout Out to SheetLoad

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!
To honor the day, I wanted to direct you to SheetLoad, a GREAT ezine that inspires and motivtes. Well, I least I think so. Please check out the April Issue. I hope that you find it as wonderful as I do.

I should be making more post today and tomorrow. Go scrap or stamp or nap what ever floats your boat on NSD!