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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Come join us at the Retro Rubber Blog for the Holiday Challenge!

Come on over and join us at the Retro Rubber Blog for the holiday challenge!  It ends on January 2, so there is still plenty of time to play along!  The colors for the challenge are blue, silver and white.  Use a stamp over one year old on your project, and voila!  You are in on the challenge!  Here is what I created this time for the challenge:

And here are the guidelines for the challenge:

I love these challenges!  They really get me out of the box and using my old, loved stamps!  This santa is from Hero Arts, and I colored him in with markers.  I also used Wink of Stella, a SRM sticker, and ribbon.  Also, some gems and Stampin' Up paper.  Please join us!  Hope to see you at:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Time for another fun challenge at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone!  Thanks for coming by!

Today, another fun challenge goes live at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  This time, the challenge is to use the provided sketch, and combine that with an older (older than one year) stamp in your collection in a Christmas/Winter/Holiday type theme.  By doing the challenge, you will end up with a lovely card to give to a loved one this holiday season!  (and you may be motivated to make even more cards to give!)  A win/win! 

The sketch is: 

And, here is my creation made using an older stamp and the above sketch!  I have had this snowman stamp for years and I just adore him so much!  I colored him with Copic Markers on a sheer paper.    The text stamp is also an older stamp in my collection.  I forgot about it!  Now it is visible again!      

I also combined my cardmaking this go around and entered this card into an "anything goes" style   challenge over at the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog.  Check it out!  For my card above, I stamped and    fussy cut the snowman, then colored him.  On the general card I placed patterned paper, coloring in   some of the snowflake paper.  I added a sentiment and colored some of that as well.  Finally, I added a twine bow up at the top.  I think the result is fun, and I can't wait to give it to a friend this holiday! 
So come join us at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for this fun challenge!  I know you will enjoy!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November Challenge at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

Come join the fun!  The November Challenge at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog is happening now!  The challenge is based on this color scheme, green, brown and cream.  Your project needs to use an older stamp, preferably older than one year, and use some shade of these colors.  It doesn't have to be these exact shades.  Once you have completed your project, link it up!  (per the instructions at:  Retro Rubber Challenge Blog

Here is the card that I created to go with the challenge:

So come join the challenge!  Retro Rubber Challenge Blog  Hope to see you there!  Whew!  I almost forgot to mention, I entered my card in a challenge over at the Pink Elephant Challenge.
Check it out!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Trying a challenge!

I am trying the tree challenge at Moxie Fab World.  Here is the card I created in this theme:

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

First Retro Rubber Challenge, Join The Fun!

Hi!  Recently I joined the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog Design Team and I am so grateful to be on this team! I love stamping, and have been doing it since 1996? It has been so long, I am having trouble remembering exactly how long. I started stamping when a friend invited me to a Stampin' Up party. I remember asking her "Stampin' What?" I didn't even know what stamping was! Basically, I was immediately hooked on this hobby.

My project today was created for the current Retro Rubber Challenge, but is also being submitted to another challenge, the Moxie Fab Challenge (closing Nov. 5 at midnight). It can be found here: The Moxie Fab Challenge is based on a photograph image. 

Challenge #1 RRCB:

The first challenge for the RRCB involves pulling out your oldest stamp.  (it could also be any stamp older than 1 year old).  It can be a text stamp or an image stamp, it doesn't matter.  Use this stamp on a fresh creation that you make.  It could be a card, layout, altered project, etc. 

For my project, I used an old acrylic text stamp set that I own.  I love how versatile it is.  Here is my creation for the challenge:

Here is the challenge image for the Moxie Fab challenge: 
The Retro Rubber Challenge Guidelines can be found here:  Retro Rubber Challenge Guidelines.  Please join us!  It will be super fun!  And it will get you crafting older long loved products.  So join us and thanks for stopping by!             

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wow, I am approaching 15,000 views on my blog!

That is really exciting to me!  I appreciate all my crafty friends coming by to visit!  Hmmmm.. maybe 15,000 views will bring about a prize drawing to a lucky winner.  I am thinking something crafty for the prize.....  Stay tuned!  And of course, thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I have exciting news! I am on the Mod Squad!

I am so excited to report, I have been asked to join the design team at The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  This blog encourages crafters to use their older, unloved stamps on projects.

Don't get me wrong when I say, I loooove working with new crafting products! But, there are times when i feel like I need permission to use my old favorites. It often doesn't seem "fashionable" to use older products.

That's why I am so excited about the RRCB!  The RRCB is officially giving me the green light to use older crafty pieces in my collection. I love that!

I am looking forward to working with the other girls on the team, and the owners of the blog.

Challenges will be posted every other Tuesday on the blog. So come join the fun!  And, I didn't mention that at RRCB, we are all about supporting our challenge participants. We greatly value all of our  friends who stop by the blog.

So check it out, and join the fun!  New challenges will be starting soon so stay tuned!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Happy World Card Making Day!

What do you have planned for today?  I would like to make some cards using images that I recently colored for the Copic Marker class that I am taking (see below).  The, I'd like to take final pics and video of the completion of my new craft room.

As the day progresses, I would like to update this post to show what I have completed. Thanks for stopping by, have fun!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

More Card Class Homework

Online Card Classes Homework: 

It's very rough.  I don't recommend working in a poorly lit area or the car.  LOL

Card class!

So I am taking a card class at Online Card Classes.  It is the Copic Markers for Card Makers Class. Too fun!  I will be loading my homework here, so here goes:
It is kinda "rough".  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Crafting news and more!

Today, I am here with some news and more!  First, my term has ended with My Scrap Chick, it was a lot of fun and I learned a ton about SVG files!  So glad for that experience!

Next, I signed onto Scrap N Art Magazine's Design Team for a 6 month term and ended up staying over a year and a half!  So shortly, I will leave SNA as well. It has been a great time!

So I am crafting for "me" now, and it is working out fine. I am starting some challenges, how fun!  I am totally rusty, so my first challenge card doesn't reflect my best abilities by any means, but I had fun and right now that's what counts!

Before I leave you, I need to tell you the September 2014 issue of SNA is live and awesome. So click on the SNA link above to check it out!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Another exciting project from My Scrap Chick!

Hi everyone, today I am showing another awesome My Scrap Chick project here on the blog!  :)

For this project, I used an adorable MSC file, called, Posies Purse Card.  In addition, I used some lovely Anna Griffin paper, ribbon, black ink and adhesives.  (both flat and dimensional)

Here is the result:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please visit My Scrap Chick to see all their great deals and lovely cut files!  There is truly something there for everyone!  :)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Another project from My Scrap Chick!

Today I am showing an adorable file from My Scrap Chick.  It is the Spring Faces file, and it actually consists of four different components, a lamb, a chick, a bunny and a bird.

I used the bird here and a few other supplies to create a greeting card.  I used some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn (Let's Polka) and (Into The Woods), a bit of ribbon from Martha Stewart, Therm o Web adhesives, Lawn Fawn sequins (Let's Polka), kraft cardstock and a sticker from SRM Press.

The result is a card that I really love! 

Thanks so much for looking!  And please be sure to stop in at My Scrap Chick, for more cute ideas and products!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The August 2014 issue of Scrap n' Art Magazine is live!

And let me tell ya, there are some really fun projects inside!  The issue personally took me waaaay out of the box creatively, I created jewelry projects, cards with bling and more!  You have got to stop by!  Just click this link and sign up today!  Scrap n' Art Magazine. Here's a sneak peek!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Today I am posting a project that I absolutely love from My Scrap Chick!

I love this project so much!  It is so adorable and really easy to work with!

It is from the My Scrap Chick cutting file named Healing Heart Trio, specifically the Bandage Card #1 file. 

Isn't it adorable?  There are several parts to this file, that could be given to an ill person along with this card. 

I used different colors of cardstock here, and patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, the "Love Me" Collection.  Also, I used some twine, a button, some gems and a piece of ribbon.  And finally, I used regular and dimensional adhesive from Therm o Web.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and please be sure to stop by at My Scrap Chick!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

More fun from My Scrap Chick!

My Scrap Chick has the most adorable cut files!  I love working with them, cutting cardstock, patterned paper, using embellishments, etc..  Each and every time the result is a project that is so fun!

Today I used a file called the Latte Cup Card.  In addition, I used some Cherry glue glitter from Recollections, misc. cardstock, Memento ink, and a really cute stamp set from There She Goes called the "Daily Grind".

Here is the finished project:

Thanks for stopping by!  And be sure to stop by at My Scrap Chick

Thursday, June 12, 2014

My craft room

My craft room project has been going on for years, I kid you not.  It is hanging at 98% done, and I cannot wait to post all the final pics and a video.  For now, here's some shots I took while the room has been in the nearing completion stages.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I love My Scrap Chick!

Another project today from My Scrap Chick!   Today's project was made with the MSC cutting file, Geometric Card Essentials.  This cut file package has 9!! different greeting card cutting files inside!  They are all adorable, and so, so useful!


In addition to the cutting file, I also used some American Crafts twine, a Lawn Fawn stamp set, "Science of Love", Therm o Web adhesives, the Century Gothic font, Tsukineko Memento Ink, and patterned paper, Echo Park Here & Now Collection - Cameras. 

I had an absolute great time making this card.  Thanks for stopping by!  And be sure to visit My Scrap Chick!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

More fun with My Scrap Chick!

I had more fun this week, making another project with a My Scrap Chick cut file!  The file is the:  A2 Cake Card File, and it is adorable!

Here I used the file, some Therm O Web adhesives, some twine, Stickles, a rub-on sentiment, a bit of cardstock, and patterned paper from the Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze collection.

Be sure to visit My Scrap Chick, for wonderful products and terrific crafting ideas!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Woohoo! The June 2014 issue of Scrap N' Art Magazine is live!

Do you love crafting?  Do you love looking at handmade projects for inspiration and/or to jump start your creative mojo?  Come over to Scrap N' Art Magazine to check out the latest issue, June 2014!  This issue is jammed with paper and digital projects, by many different artists.  I have been crafting for YEARS and I am continuously inspired by the SNA Team!  So many fresh ideas are in the magazine, using the best/freshest product lines!  :)

Friday, May 30, 2014

I am back with another exciting My Scrap Chick Design Team Project!

The last time I stopped in here, I shared a fun card that I created for the My Scrap Chick Design Team!  Today, I have another to share!  :)

I created this card below using a file from MSC.  It is:  The Blossom Card.    In addition, I used my Silhouette Cameo machine,  Therm o Web adhesives, white cardstock, a circle punch, a sticker from SRM Press, patterned paper from Neenah (The Creative Collection - Patterns (dots), and Teresa Collins (Haunted Hallows) (yes, Halloween paper, bet you couldn't tell!  ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and please come back soon!  I appreciate you!