Monday, September 30, 2013

From the Heart Stamps...I {heart} Sketches #36

#36 challenge.

Here is this week's sketch...

The sketch is for an A2 card.
For this challenge I am using
From the Heart Stamps,
Autumn Harvest.  

Here is my card.....

I colored the image with 
Copic Markers...
E33, E37R29, Y13, Y17, Y28, YG09, YG17, 100
and a silver and white gel pen.

I used my Fiskar's Corner punch to round 2 corners of the image.

The patterned paper is from
Me & My big Idea's
Harvest Paper Pad
and Recollections'
Haunted Manor.

The ribbon is from Michaels.

The sunflower was made on my Cricut from a
SVG Cuts file,
3D Mum Flowers. 

I made a matching envelope with my
We R Memories 
Envelope Punch Board.

Thanks for stopping by.


CWLC #60 Halloween

Created With Love Challenges


This week is all about 

Our sponsor this week is....

This was inspired by a card I saw online.
I thought I bookmarked it 
but I didn't.
So I ended up winging this one on my own.

I used Digi Darla's,
She Devil.

Here is the front of the card.

The patterned paper came out of my scrap drawer.
I have a huge drawer full of patterned paper 
that is left over from previous projects.
I need to hit that drawer more before looking at 
whole sheets of paper.
The spider wed is from 
SVG Cuts...
its called Spider web corner.  
The big spider and pumpkin are from JoAnn's.
The 'holes' in the spider have Crystal Stickles
and the pumpkins eyes and mouth are Diamond Black Stickles.
I don't recall where I got the sentiment.

Now for the inside of the card.

The house and front piece are SVGs cut on my Cricut...
Can't recall where was before I started making sure
the name was listed with the file.
 The coffin is from
Digital Delights.
The moon is simply a circle cut on the Cricut.
The image is She Devil,
from Digi Darla.
I colored the image with
E000, E00, E33, R20, R29, 100
and a gold gel pen.

I made the card so when folded it would be 1.25" thick so it could accommodate the coffin.
The lid of the coffin comes off and candy can be added!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Digital Delights Paper Piecing Design Team

Paper Piecing

Did you know Digital Delights has Paper Piecings?
They do!! 
And I am honored to be part of the 
Paper Piecing Design Team!!
Every other Saturday I will be bringing you 
a new project. 
This week I have scrapbook pages.
I know, I know....
when have you seen scrapbook pages from me??
Well I thought it was time to do something new!  

Here are my page...

For this project I have used....

The patterned paper is from
Haunted Manor

I chalked the edges of the paper piecings 
with Pebbles,
Classic Chalks 
(30 Basic Bright Shades).

I used white and black gel pens for the face.

The spiders are from A C Moore...
sorry don't recall the manufacture.  
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Delightful Challenges Happy Fall Ya'll

Happy Fall Ya'll

Is there a chill  in the air yet??
The kids are back to school.
Time to think about 
Halloween and Thanksgiving. 
Time to rake those leaves.

This week at 
we are all about Fall.
We want to see your fall projects.  

Our sponsor this week is

Here is the card I made for this challenge...

I used the following Digital Delights images...

Colored the image with...
Copic Markers
R20, R29, E11, E25, E31, E33, E37, BV000, BV13, B05, B24, B29, YG25, YG97, G85
Prismacolor Pencils
941, 1101, 918, 1063, 1052, 997, 1006, 1096, 927, 928, 9379, 915, 1086, 917, 909

The kids and dog have 
Glossy Accents on their eyes...
makes them more realistic.  
The designer paper is 
Me and My Big Ideas',

The edges of the background image and sentiment
have been chalked with the yellow from 
Color Box Tropical set.

The tops of the hats are Stickled with
Lavender, Frosted Lace, and Orange Peel.

The ribbon and bow are from Bobbin Ribbon from Micheal's.

I used my Perfect Layer rulers,
which I finally blew the dust off and am now using,
to cut the mats behind the sentiment and background image. 

I used  Glue Dots to pop the kids and dog up off the card some.  

Thanks for stopping by.

May your worries be few
your crafting days be long. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I Heart Sketches #35

From the Heart Stamps'
Challenge #35.

It's Monday and a new sketch.

If you don't know how to this works,
here are the details.  

Enter a project based on this week's sketch,
and you have a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to 
From the Heart Stamps.
Just for entering, 
you get $1 gift certificate.
Use it for a dollar off,
or save them for free images. 

Here is this week's sketch....

Its a square card this week,
which after years of avoiding them,
I love to make. 
Could be cause I can make a matching envelope.  :)

This week I am using
Garden Friends.

Here is my card....

I used Copic Markers to color the image....
B05, BV000, BV13, C5, C7, 100, E11, E31, E33, E37, FRV1, R20, R29, Y13, Y17, YG17
Gel pen white and gold.

The patterned paper is from 
TC Halloween and Fall 
paper pad.

The flowers are from
Jolee's Boutique,
called Sunflower Repeats.

The Glitter Tape is from 
American Craft's,
and is Chestnut.

The ribbon is from Micheal's.

I used Gold Pearl Liquid Pearls in the 
corners of the image and matt.
And Hot Cocoa Liquid Pearls 
in the corners of the card.  

And of course no card would be complete these days
without a matching envelope,
using my 
We R Memories
Envelope Punch Board.  

Monday, September 23, 2013

CWLC #59 Fall Colors

Welcome to 

This week we are all about 
Fall Colors

You know

Our sponsor this week is...

The winner of this week's challenge will receive
3 images of the winner's choice.

For this challenge Iused
Standing Guard

Here is my card....

I colored the image with Copic Markers
B05, E21, E25, E31, E33, W37, Y13. Y17, YG97

The paper is from
Me and My Big Ideas
Harvest pack.

The glitter tape is
American Craft,

The Stickles in the corners are
Liquid Pearls,
Chestnut, Daffodil, and Cantaloupe.

The scarecrow and left are buttons from my stash.

Now you have till
Saturday, September 28, 2013,
to enter to win.  

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Delightful Challenges Buttons and Bows

Buttons and Bows Challenge

I think of girly girls when I hear
Buttons and bows.

Our sponsor this week is


 The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate.

For this challenge I used...

 Here is my card....

 I colored the image with Copic Markers
E000, E00, E25, E33, B05, R02, R20, FRV1, 100.

The paper is from Recollections Kaitlin.
Daisy is sitting on American Craft Glitter Tape--Chestnut.
The bow (now my favorite bow to make) is from Bobbin Ribbon.
The buttons are from JoAnn's.
The holes in the buttons have Platinum Stickles.
The edges of the "Happy Birthday Scroll" 
have Color Box, Yellow Citrus Chalk.

I used my favorite new tool
We R Memories 
Envelope Punch Board.
I used the same paper I used on the card.  
The card is 6" x 6" square.
To make an envelope to fit the card,
the paper was cut to
9.5" x 9.5"
and scored at 4 3/4".

I used several types of glue.
ATG Tape Gun for the mat and designer paper.
For the image and sentiment,
I used Xyron.
The buttons were attached with 
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.
On the envelope, 
I used 1/4" Scor Tape.

Thanks for stopping by.  
I hope to see your project at

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Halloween Birthday Card

Seems I have extra time on my hands these days.

So I am making a card 
and then will see what challenges it might fit into.

This is a Halloween Birthday Card.
The image is from
and is called 

Here is the card I put together....

I colored the image with 
Copic Markers
B05, BV13, C5, C7, E33, R29, Y13, Y17, YG09, 100
Gel Pens
White, gold, and silver.

I used my 
Spellbinders Nestabilities,
Big Scalloped Rectangle SM,
to cut out and emboss the image.  

The patterned paper is from 
TC Halloween and Fall
paper pad.

I chalked the edges of the image and sentiment
with Color Box,

I used Pumpkin Liquid Pearls on the corners of the image
and Majestic Purple Liquid Pearls on the corners of the card. 

I added Glossy Accents to the eyes.

The bow is ribbon from Micheals.

And I made a matching envelope using my
We R Memories,
Envelope Punch Board.  

I entered this card in the following challenges...
ABC Challenges....Fall
Card Mania....Favortie color and yellow
Make it Monday...Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 16, 2013

From the Heart Stamps...I Heart Sketches

Every Monday,
does a challenge called
I Heart Sketches
This is challenge #34

 Here is this week's sketch...

Here is the card I made.

I used
From the Heart Stamps,
Ladybug Liftoff.  

I colored the image with
Copic Markers
B05, BV000, BV13, FRV1, R29, Y13, Y17, YG09, YG17
and a white gel pen.

The paper is from
Kaitlin Paper Pad.

There is Glossy Accents
on the ladybug's shell.

I added Lavender Stickles to the chick's hat.
And Green, Magenta, and Ice Blue Stickles
to the balloons.

I used matching paper and my
We R Memories,
Envelope Punch Board
to make the envelope. 

CWLC #58 Anything Goes

Anything Goes

This week are all about 
Seems like it is always a popular challenge.  

This week our Sponsor is...

The winner of this challenge will win...
4 images of the winner's choice.

I used the image
"Deck Chair"

Here is the card I put together....

The card is a 6" x 6" square.

I colored the image with
Copic Markers
E00, E25, E31, E33, E37, Y17. YG09.

The paper is from 
Me and My Big Idea's,
Harvest pad. 

The glitter tape is from 
American Craft, 
and is 

The ribbon slide and the rhinestones were gifts.  

 I made the matching envelope with the
We R Memories 
Envelope Punch Board. 

Now you have till 
September 21, 2013,
9 PM EST, 
to enter to win.  

Thanks for  stopping by.  

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Halloween Card

This card is a 
Halloween card
and it is 
Just Because.

As you may know,
I have been doing the weekly bargain image

This image,
was week 1's bargain image.

Well when I saw week 2's image,
I took the project in a different direction.
See I am simply coloring the images 
each week.  
I have no idea what the next week's image will be.

So here I have this image,
already colored.
And I love what I did with it.

So the plan is to make into a card...
and then see what challenges it might work in. 
Something I haven't done before.  

Ok so here is the card.....

I colored the image with...
BV13, C8, C7, E000, E00, E33, E37, R20, Y17, YG09, YG17, YG97
and a Gold Gel Pen.  

With a bit of Glossy Accents on the bubbles
and Green Stickles on the suds.  
I printed the image twice 
and colored the frog again
and used pop dots to give him 
just a bit of a pop off the image.  

The patterned paper is from
Haunted Manor Paper Pad.

The flat back black and orange pearls are from 

The sentiment is also from
Digital Delights...

No card would be complete 
without the matching envelope.

The purchase of my 
We R Memories,
Envelope Punch Board,
was the best purchase 

It's Friday...Digital Delight's Bargain Image!!!

Second Friday of the Month
Bargain Image

I am doing these images as they come out.
So I don't know what the next image is.
And as much as I love the way I did last week's image,
this week's image just isn't gonna work 
with the way I colored last week's image.  

This week's image is

Digital Delights' images
come in both 
JPG and PNG.

So I decided to merge 
last week's and this week's images,
using the PNGs.

This is just the image.  It won't be made into a card till the end of the month.
And who know before the end of the month I might change my mind
and do something else with it....
just as I have last week's image.

I colored the images with my Copic Markers.
 100, BV13,C5, C7, E000, E00, E25, E33, E37, R20, Y13, Y17, YG09
And my white, silver and gold gel pen.

I cut the image out.
Then put it through the Xyron, so it would have a sticky back.
Then I used Glossy Accents to the globe.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Delightful Challenges...New Beginnings

This week, our Challenge at 

New Beginnings.

New home, new baby, new job, new car...
you get the picture.  

Our sponsor this week is...

For this challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
 My neighbor is having a baby girl.

 Here is my project for this week.  

For this I used....

I colored the images with a combination of....
B05, E000, E00, E21, E37, R02, R20, FRV1
 Prismacolor Penicls
PC919, PC920, PC923, PC947
Gel Pens
Silver and Pink

The box is cut on 2 sheets of 12" x 12" 
Recollection Kaitlin paper...
Although they only needed to be 8.5" x 11".
The paper has a glittery sheen to it.

The ribbon is from Micheal's.
and is attached to the box with Kool Tak, 
Hook and Loop Oval fasteners.

I entered this project in...
Crafty Little Fairies... New Baby

Monday, September 9, 2013

I Heart Sketches #33

I Heart Sketches

Every Monday, 
does a sketch challenge,
Called I Heart Sketches.

When you make a card using the weekly sketch,
and enter it into the challenge,
you will receive a discount code
for $1 off an image or you can save them
and get the images for free.
The image I am using today
was free to me by 
using the discount codes. 

 Here is this week's sketch...

Here is the card I made for this challenge. 

The image is called

I colored it with a combination of 
Copic Markers
B05, E33, E37, FRV1, R20, R29, Y13, Y17, YG09
And Prismacolor pencils
PC949, PC1054 and PC1056
(my grey copics make the mouse to dark)

The paper is from 
Me and My Big Ideas,
Cape Cod paper pad.
And K&Company,
TC Halloween and Fall paper pad.

The ribbon is from
Joann Ann's Craft Essentials,
Thank you adhesive printed ribbon.

The lace is from 

I used my 
Fiskar's punch
to round the edges of the mum paper.

I added Chestnut Liquid Pearls 
to the corners of the card.

And as I usually do,
I made a matching envelope
using my
We R Memories,
Envelope Punch Board.

I have entered this card in
C is for Challenge....Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by.

CWLC #57 Tic Tac Toe

Created with Love Challenges
Tic Tac Toe

This is one of my favorite challenges.  

Our sponsor this week is...

Here is the Tic Tac Toe graphic...

I went with Embossing, Flowers, and Lace.

For this challenge, I made a box.
You may remember a similar box I made 
for my daughter...
Same papers and lace. 
I am always and forever losing my jewelry
and thought I would make a box to put it in.

Here it is....

The image is from Digital Delights,
Flower Power Basket of Daisies.

I colored the image with 
Copic Markers...
BV000, BV13, E00, E25, E33, E37, R20.

The center of the flowers have Glam Stickles.

The Ribbon is from Micheal's.
The lace is from Pizzazz Aplenty.

The die cut is Spellbinders Nestabilites
Big Scalloped Rectangles SM.
I also embossed it.   
I then chalked it with ColorBox Wisteria Chalk.

I cut the flower on my Cricut using Sure Cuts A Lot
and a file from SVG Cuts.

Now you have until 
September 14, 2013,
to enter to win. 

Challenges I have entered...
Creative Cutting Challenge (Must have at least one SVG die cut)...
Anything is a SVG die cut.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

How to make a TeePee Card

The other day I saw a TeePee card.


Its a card, yet 
its a decoration!!  
Sit it on a shelf or table
and  instant home deco!!

So I went in search of how to make one.
It is so much easier than it looks.

Here is the first one I made,
using digi's from 
Digital Delights',

 To make this card,
also known as a great Halloween Decoration,
you need

  • 12" x 12" black cardstock
  • 12" x 12" patterned paper
  • 3 images
  • closure (I used kool tak Hook and Loop)
  • tape (what every you normally use to assemble cards)
  • embellishmens
  • Scoring tool...I use a Scor-Pal
First you need to cut your black paper, 
so you have 3 pieces, measuring 6" x 6".
(Yeap you will have a 6" x 6" piece leftover). can make this smaller or bigger...
just make sure all 3 pieces are the same size. 

Score each of the 3 pieces on the diagonal and fold.

Cut your patterned paper so you have 2 pieces,
5 3/4" x 5 3/4'.

(You always want to be 1/4" smaller 
than your solid piece of card stock)

Cut each piece on the diagonal.  
(yeap, you will have one left over)

Adhere your patterned paper to one side of a solid paper.

\I have found it is best to lay the next piece out 
before you put the patterned paper on.

Then adhere the pieces together.

Put the third piece in place and adhere

 Add the patterned paper.

You can always fold it up to make sure you have the pieces correct.

Add a closure.
In the one above, I used 2 closures.
It really only needs one.

Then embellish.

The patterned paper for both TeePees is from
TC Halloween and Fall Pad.

The embellishments are from
a Halloween Bling Swap
from years ago. 

Hope you have found this tutorial useful.