Thursday, September 27, 2012

Emma Turns 7, today!

Emma turns 7 2012

Our challenge has started at The Outlaws Twisted Thursday challenge and the twist for this week is to make a card with something that has WHEELS. We would love to have you join us and see what you can come up with.  If you have time if would be wonderful to stop by and see all the awesome cards the design team has created. I made my card for special little girl in my life and her name is Emma and today is her birthday and she turns 7 years old today she is my granddaughter. Emma is my biggest fan and she loves to make cards. Oh I need to tell you her birthday gift is a week end at the Wisconsin Dells, the family is leaving tomorrow after school. If you have never been to the dells it is an indoor theme park. If you are a kid you could not ask for a better birthday present. The kids do not get gifts like this that easy believe me besides it being her birthday she would have to earn it. She is in the top of her class and if you ask her about school she would tell you, she loves it. First grade she reads on a third grade level, spells many words, lets say I could go on… You know how grandma’s are, but I have a birthday party to go too.

Emma turns 7 left 2012

Die cuts for the shape of the card used grand nestabilities labels #11 used three difference sizes, romantic rectangle to cut the image out. Magnolia doohickeys leaf and swirl . Seven pink heats pearls one for each year. Corner rounder.

Emma turns 7 right 2012

All little girls love sparkles so added lots of stickles. Used distress ink colors spun sugar and aged mahogany.

Emma turns 7 lg dragonfly

Magnolia doohickeys dragonflies, with some pink pearls and some stickles diamond glitter glue.

Emma turns 7 small dragonflyThese flowers are from Wild Orchid.

Emma turns 7 flowers

Here is the inside of the card.

Emma turns 7 inside 2012

Copic markers to color the image and also used spica colors pink and olive.

Emma MarkersHere is the close up of the Wee image called ROSE’S BIKE RIDE.

Emma turns 7 close up

I made some cup cakes to bring by tonight and the cup cake topper are from A-Muse and they have a set of 8.

Emma cup cakes

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week end everyone. I really got to get going….




You’re Spooktacular!

You're Spooktacular 2012
Welcome everyone to Digital Delight Thursday!! Come and see what our designers have created for you to see this week, there are so many wonderful cards to share with everyone this week.  Remember tomorrow we have our BARGIN FRIDAY!!!  Join us at Digital Delight challenge Blog their is going on this week  ORANGE, GREEN and PURPLE. We would love to see all your wonderful creations. 
The images I used for my card are:
Mr. Skelly
You’re Spooktacular!
Ghoulishly Scary Paper Pack. The 2 paper used are WEB and MYSTALICAL GATES.

Ghoulishly Frames Set (colored). Used was the WEB.

You're Spooktacular side 2012
I do want to tell you a little about what happen when I start a card. First I have no idea how it is going to turn out, none at all. It is important for me to pick out my paper but some times that can change for me because in the middle of coloring I might change my mind, minds do work in strange ways sometimes but I mean in good ways. I do I have to say I take my time doing a card no hurry for me I love doing them, no mass production for me. OK so things just come to my mind as I’m doing my images. Anymore questions just ask? I still have a few more can you believe this Halloween cards to do?  (for challenges) I’m starting to get my mind leaning toward Christmas now, have a lot to do… Oh boy!!! I just love creating them!!! How about you?

You're Spooktacular hole 2012Let me tell you a little about my Octagon Easel card. Here we go… The skeletons and ghosts are buttons from my stash. Added stickles glitter glue to the eyes of the skeletons color RED. Creative memories punch is the spider and I think he is the best. Added stickles all over the card you really can’t tell but it really sparkles the colors used are red, diamond and firefly. Used cheesecloth and added the diamond stickles. Also cut out the sentiment with a fiskars scissors.
You're Spooktacular bottom 2012
Here is a closer look at the bottom.
You're Spooktacular markers
Copic markers used to color the image.
You're Spooktacular top close up 2012
The closer look at the image. I do hope you like my card. I want to thank you for stopping by and I will be back today to post another card. So have a great day.

Thought the Craftroom door- Fall ends Oct 2


Monday, September 24, 2012


Boo 2012

I’m just having way to much fun this year with these Halloween cards and I do hope you are enjoying them as much as I am making them. We are starting our NEW challenge #20 at Cards for Men and it is all about “ANIMAL MAGIC” and how fun is that. We would love to see all your wonderful creations with all kinds of interesting animals and you have tell October 7, 2012 to upload your card. Our sponsor for this challenge is Meljen designs and the images I used for my card are MOMMY DOG AND GHOSTS IMAGE AND THAT WAS A FREE IMAGE AT ONE TIME.MELJENS 2Sponsor:  Meljens Designs
Prize: 4 digis
Blurb: Meljen's Designs ( is a digital stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical, fun digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and it is steadily growing. The new store offers instant downloads, organized categories, and a search feature. We have new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Mondays and a monthly Guest Designer at the Meljen's Designs Blog ( Please visit the store to find more of Melissa's wonderful images!

Boo right 2012

I did make another Flat back treat box for one of the grand kids. You know how it is, can’t just make one and not for the other. The background paper is from Digital delight it is called HALLOWEEN SCENE CANDY APPLE. The green I add for the grass I made with Styrofoam so I call it Styrofoam fluff if you would like to try and make some here is the video on how to do it. I hope the video works, it is on YouTube.

Boo lefy 2012

The die cuts used are from Memory Box called leafy branch and woodland branch. Punches are Martha Steward’s picket fence and EK Success falling leaves. The scarecrow and the hay are stickers that was in my stash and the other embellishments are buttons. The small hear stone says  I.M. NOTWELL. 

Boo markersThese are the copic markers that where used to color the images.

Boo close up

Wanted to cut out Mummy Dog and he had a spider hanging from his ear and I thought that was so cute. So the little spiders punch is from Creative Memories

Boo sentiment close upCut out the little Ghosts and colored in the lines with the Spica pitch black pen.

Boo scene close up

Here is a closer look of just the scene area. These crazy cards are so much fun. Now remember we would love to see your cards.

Boo candy 2012

Had to add some candy so you can see what it looks like with some M&M’s. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week everyone.



Friday, September 21, 2012

OH! What a night!

Oh what a night 2012

I’m not trying to be a pest today but I need to get my cards posted as you can tell I’m a little late but there is still lots of time to join in on our Color Me Creative challenge #52 and the challenge is all about FALL COLORS. The challenge is not about Halloween but I was having so much fun doing the cards and I need to do a couple more so if you want to do Halloween that is fine because that is fall also. I do have a picture to help inspire you if you need so inspiration. Our sponsor for the challenge is Bugaboo and the image I’m using is called SCENE IT HALLOWEEN WITCH.

(rusts, golds, browns, oranges) ,This is a beautiful picture.


Bugaboo Digi Stamps

One Lucky Winner will win 7 digis of their choosing from Bugaboo Digi Store!! Now that a nice prize!!

oh what a night right 2012

Now for the background I used one of Stitchy Bear stamps called Holiday Halloween header. I found this bright red and yellow netting in my stash and thought it would help with the background. Added a couple ghosts and a few bats and some stickles glitter glue color yellow to the windows.

oh what a night left 2012

I did cut the bugaboo scene out and mounted it on the holiday header to make it look 3D . This is the inside of the card.

oh what a night inside 2012I sure added a lot of copic markers colors.

Oh what a night markers

I think it turned out so cute. I guess I think all my cards are fun because I seem to say that a lot.

oh what a night close up

I do hope you enjoyed my little scene. Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful week end.



Dream A little Dream

Dream a little dream 2012

I have a card to share with you an it is for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge and for this week our twist is to have a FLOWER AND SOME RHINESTONES. I do have to tell I got all done with my card and went to post it and for some reason I thought it was pearls so I had to go and add some rhinestones, so not a problem add some to the corners but you know how much I like the pearl pen and that color is sunny yellow. This card worked out so wonderful for me my fantastic daughter Kirsten (you know I do not have any daughters) I like to call my daughter in laws my daughters let me tell you why, when me and my hubby got married some 44 years ago ( it will be 45 in Oct) we wanted all girls but guess what we do not always get what we want, do we? So all my life I have had brothers no sisters (what a bummer) and them I did not get any daughters. My middle son Kurt gets married 11 years ago and I love my daughter Jessica so much and they give me a GRANDDAUGHTER Emma who will be 7 years the end of this month, see we do have some female gems in this family. I can not forget to tell you about Aiden will be 11 years in January, he is their (our) oldest and ok I will not get started about him but I do have to say he is an awesome grandson ( plays piano, violin). OK what was I talking about, oh yes Kirsten and this card, she is my NEW daughter and I’m so happy her and my oldest son David got married in June and she came with a DAUGHTER and that is even more exciting and there is even more in August Haleigh (that is her name) was adopted by my son, so now I was 2 granddaughters is this not getting better. So now I have 2 daughter and 2 granddaughter but i9t does not end their. My youngest son Robert and his girlfriend came over the other day and they had some news for us. Guess what? We are going to have a wedding… Is this not fantastic, I thought this time in my life would never happen. You might ask what time am I talking about, let me tell you… I never thought I would have all three of my boys married…. See this is what happens when my mind is thinking of all kinds of things. OK card Kirsten, her birthday is coming and she loves sunflowers so I made this card for her.
dream a little dream left 2012 
Now that I put you to sleep.. My stamps are from stampabilities called Ray of Sunshine and the sentiment is called A little dream. Stamped the with Memento tuxedo black ink on Crygoen paper. Sponged around the sentiment with distress ink color scattered straw.

dream a little dream right 2012

You can see the Beedz glass embellishment beads from Suzy Weinberg’s and used glossy accents to hold them on. The sunflowers I had in my stash. The leaves I made with the punch a bunch called chestnut leaf.

dream a little dream flowersI made a double bow and used my bow easy.

dream a little dream bow

dream a little dream inside 2012

On the inside I added a sentiment and that is from Hero Arts and happy birthday is from Stampfantastic. The butterflies are a Martha Steward punch.

dream a little dream markers

The copic markers used to color the stamps. Here is the close up and you can see the rhinestones in the corners.

dream a little dream close up

I do want to thank you for stopping by. I also want to say I have the most awesome followers that leave me the nicest comments and thank you for taking the time, it means so much to me. I love you all for doing this. Super Big Hugs!