Sunday, May 17, 2015


Good Morning!!! How is this weekend treating you? Hopefully you enjoyed the outdoors. I did a little before it started raining. Rain doesn't bother me though. I would like to tell you about the cutest little thing I seen. My Grandson Hayden graduated from Pre-School. Schools didn't have this when my children was at that age. He had his little cap and gown with a medal that was a tiger that said I graduated pre-school. How precious was this. The sang a couple of songs which they danced to and then received that little diploma to make it official. I cried, then laughed when they were dancing. I am a very proud Grandma and this kid is very loved also. I am also proud of him. He had many relatives there to see him and I was glad to be a part of it.

Well, I did go on a little bit but it was an adorable thing to watch. The Paper Shelter is our sponsor for this challenge. Besides having digital images, they also have 6x6 digital paper packs, accessories and printables. This is a very great place to look for different items. I was so lucky that I was allowed to use a beautiful digital image. The image is called "Moon Spell." This is a beautiful little girl laying on a tree branch with the moon up above her. This was great to add the stars to this card. We do have to use more then one star on the card that we made. That was not a problem with the card I did. So before you see all my stars here is the prize for this weeks challenge.

$15.00 Gift Certificate
The Paper Shelter Store

This is a great prize for someone to win this week. Here is my card that I called My Only Star.

As you can see I did use many stars. I thought I had paper that was lines of stars but it was circles and each line was a different color. You really can't see the red, oranges, and yellows that are behind the circle the image is on. I really do love this image. She is very beautiful. Let me show you the items I used to to make this card.

Cardstock -- The Paper Shelter & DCWV (The Pet Stack)
Blue Paper -- My Stash
Punch -- Martha Stewart (Circle Border Punch--Eyelet Doily)
Stars -- Dress It Up
Quote -- Inspiration Station By Betsy Flot
Font -- Euphoria Script
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Thank You again for stopping by and looking at the challenge Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog is hosting. Lots of inspiration there and I hope I inspired some of you to. Have a Wonderful Week!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Hello!! Here is a post for the challenge of Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. This is the second challenge for the month of May. It's getting really close to Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer. I'm sure my daughter will be glad she is done with school for this year. She and her friends already know what they are doing this summer. She usually spends at least three weeks throughout the summer with one friend and another has her license so they have many plans together also. Well let's start off with the first of three sponsors that are giving prizes to our lucky winners.

Here is Faery Ink. They have many different categories. Many different and great images for you to use. There are categories that you probably have never even thought of. This is not the sponsor that I used my image from but there are great projects on our challenge blog that other design team members made from this site. The prize that they are giving away for this challenge is 3 of their great images.

Make It Crafty is our second sponsor for this challenge. They have eight different categories with categories under those. Many, Many, Many digital stamps there for you to choose from. They also have rubber stamps to. I would really go and see this site to see all these incredible images. Again, this is not the sponsor that I used my image from. It's coming up next but here is the prize from Make It Crafty. A $10.00 Gift Certificate To Their Store

Now we are to the store that I used. This sponsor is The Stamping Boutique. Another fabulous store.  I was so excited looking through their images that it did take awhile. First I am a great collector of Noah's Ark. so when I seen this image in their store, I knew this was what I was going to work with. I was a little shocked that the layout I made was easy to me to make and the papers were great with it. Before I tell you anymore about my layout let me tell you about the prize. Two Images But If You Use A Stamping Boutique Image You Will Receive 3 Images.

My layout is called Michelle's Little Ark. I didn't have enough room to put that title on my page. I don't have all my animals on there but I used these one because they all were born within a year of each other. The two cats that have just a angel on them are the cats that has passed away. They were part of our family and it still hurts that they are gone. So, on the top row is Marshmallow, Raven and Tom. On the bottom is Scrappy and Kiera. The dogs are pure breed so I will just give you their nick names. The others are rather long. I had embellishments for cats and dogs. I also added some animals for the Noah's Ark. I think the page turned out great. At least I think so.

Well now you know our sponsors, prizes, and seen my layout so we are at the end of the line. I hope you participate in this challenge. Anything Goes is the best challenge to enter. I have been able to make layouts to put into my family album. I will have to make another page for the rest of my animals though. So have a great Memorial Day and I will be back in the middle of June for another project from me.

Sunday, May 10, 2015



Good Morning!! It's a hot one here but it's to start getting cooler for this whole week. I'm excited for that. I hope all you mother's out there is having a great Mother's Day. Spending time with loved ones always brighten someones day. After so many years of not going down on Mother's Day to my husband's mom's, he decided that he wanted to do that this year. I don't go anywhere on this day so I'm happy to do this for him and his mother to.

The sponsor for this week is KPM Doodles. They have been very good to as for sponsoring our challenges in the past and for this one also. Many categories to choose from and they have the cutest images. I was able to work with a set called "Blue Bird Digital Stamp Set." Yes, I did say I used a set of digital images. With this set you get 7 digital images to choose from. There are birds, bird on a branch, single birds and two bird houses. The ones I used was a bird sitting on a bird bath and I also used 4 single birds. I do have many layers on this card. I used ovals for all the layering, a bird in the flower for a layer, and my base card to work on. I will show them and tell you were all the layers are but, first, I would like to tell you the winning prize for this week from KPM Doodles.

2 SETS Of Digital Stamps
KPM Doodles Store

That is one great prize. There are lots of great sets to choose from. Here is my card that I called "Splish, Splash."

I loved this paper and thought it would look great with this image. Now here are my layers and they are again all ovals. Of course the card is the first layer, then there are two ovals put together that are plain pink and also did one in plain green. With three of the colored paper is the layer behind the image and the image is the top layer. The bird in the flowers I consider to be a layer. So in total there are 6 layers. Not to bad for a card that is suppose to have layers. If your confused the background paper is sitting on my cardstock card. Here are the items that I used for this layered card.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- K & Company
White Flowers With Beads  -- Hobby Lobby
All Other Flowers  -- Wild Orchid Crafts
Leafs  -- Wild Orchid  Crafts
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I hope you really liked the card. At first it was not turning out good at all and I almost threw it in the trash. I had to sit on it a day before I finally figured out what I was going to do and finished it up in no time. I was excited that I really liked it in the end. So, it's time for me to leave and do my Sunday chores and go to visit my husband's mom for Mother's Day. I hope you all enjoy your Mother's Day and I will see you at the next challenge.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Hi to you all on this Sunday morning. The sun is so bright here and it's a little warm. Very nice weekend to get out with the family. I can honestly say that I had a terrific day yesterday. I went and seen my Grandson play his first Tee-Ball game. The kids were so adorable playing out there. They did keep score which was surprising for a Tee-Ball game. My grandson made one of the runs for his team. We were all yelling at him to run. When he hit the ball he started to go to third and we were yelling for him to go the other way. He did great after that. He had the cutest smile on his face when we were all yelling and then congratulating him. I remember his dad playing when he was that age and it's like watching him all over again.

Well, we are here to the part to tell you about our great sponsor. The sponsor is Robyn's Fetish. Robyn's is a very generous lady for letting us chose our images for our challenges. I went with a different project this week. I know it's spring but I did a scrapbook layout for Halloween. I found these pictures of my daughter when she was six and was Dracula. The image that I used was called "Count Dracula." Sometimes you do something not expected to WOW the readers. I'm so exited to show you my layout with Robyn's image that I'm going to tell you what she will be giving to the winner this week.

3 Digital Images 
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More

Finally, we are to that great part to see the project. I'm so excited to show everyone this. My daughter had no clue that I even was making this this week. She was shocked.

So, do you like this layout? She looks almost identical to the Count Dracula that I colored. I had fun making this and I think that's what I like about it. Doesn't take me as long to figure out how I want to do it and then it's done. So here are the items I used and then I will have to end my post. More projects to work on.

Cardstock --  The Paper Studio
Paper --  The Paper Studio & DCWV
Glitter Ghosts -- Dress It Up
Haunted House, Bats, & Moon -- The Paper Studio (La Petites)
Punch -- Martha Stuarts Spider Web Border Punch
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Thank You for stopping by and reading my post. I would love to hear what you think about my layout. I will let you know again that you just need to enter your projects at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. Have a friend, let them know about the challenge and there will be more to share with everyone. Have a Wonderful Week!!

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Good Morning to you all!! I do apologize for not being here last week. I fractured my ankle bone and it has taken awhile to get use to being in a boot that does not let your ankle and part of your foot move. I am pigeon toed so keeping my foot straight is more painful then someone that has feet that actually goes straight. I am so lucky that I have to keep this thing on for five weeks and then see if it fused back together or have to have surgery on it. It has been kicked several times by my kids and my dog so I hope that is not going to be a problem.

I love doing Easel Cards. Making them at first was hard but now they are as easy as just making a normal one. Our great sponsor this week is Fred, She Said Designs. The way you will get your images for now is through e-mail. The store is temporarily closed but you will see their images. I love the one that they let me use for this challenge. It's called "Daisies and Ladybugs." The image has a daisy chain and ladybugs by their selves or they are together. I used the chain for creating half a frame and one flower in the corner. It's easier to show you then tell you. Here is the prize they are giving and then I will show you my card.

$10.00 Voucher
Fred, She Said Designs Store

Here is the card using "Daisies and Ladybugs" but I called the card Thank You My Friend.

I brightened the picture up so you could see how vibrant the colors look on this card. I think the daisy chain turned out really good. The background actually has big daisies on it but after I finished the card you couldn't see that very clear. You however can see the daisies on the inside of the card. Here are the items I used to make this beautiful Thank You card.

Cardstock  -- The Paper Studio & My Stash
Paper -- K&Company
Yellow & Orange Fabric Flowers -- Creative Co-Op (My Moments)
 Ladybug Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Font Used -- Script MT Bold
Colored Markers 
Colored Pencils

Thank You for stopping by this week and I really hope you enjoyed the card. Take a chance with your card and head on over to Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and enter. See you next week (if nothing happens LOL).


Sunday, April 12, 2015


Having a good morning so far? I hope so. I'm enjoying this day because there is a chance of rain everyday this coming week. It rained almost everyday last week. My husband missed two days of work last week because of lightning. I was watching my great nieces and nephew when one of the worst storms came through here. My one great nice Emmy hates storms so I told her the story that I grew up with. I told her that when it thundered it was angels bowling and getting a strike. She said it after me and then said no I think they are falling down. It's amazing what they come up with but I kept her concentrated on something else and she didn't focus on the storm at all. Things you do for the little ones.

Let's get the baker's twine. I have heard of this for scrapbooking but never used it. Didn't really know what to do with it. I should have checked you tube. Bugaboo Digi Stamps is our great sponsor this week. They are currently working on their home page but you can still shop their. Another great thing is they have Freebie Friday. You can sign up for their newsletter or just visit there every Friday. I definitely love the digital stamp they let me use. It is called Edward Springtime. The elephant in the image was what drew me in on this one. Let me tell you about the great prize they are giving.

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I'm going to show you my card now with the stamp called "Edward Springtime."

Is this not the cutest thing that you have ever seen. I didn't have little chicks to add on to the card. The elephant that I had was bigger then the one on the card so they are with other friends. I just wanted every animal to have a friend to go with them. it still looks OK though. I will tell you the items that I used to make this cute card.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio & My Stash
Paper -- DCWV
Butterflies & Lady Bug Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Flowers -- Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobby Lobby
Baker's Twine -- Close To My Heart
Eyelets -- My Stash
Colored Markers 
Colored Pencils

I want to Thank You for reading my post today and hope you will join us in this new challenge for this week. You just need to go to Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and add your project there. Also, if you are interested we are having a Design Team Call until the end of the month. Just read the home page of the blog and read the requirements. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Happy Easter!! I hope your holiday weekend has been going good and hope you get to spend today with family and friends. Most of our family is sick with some kind of virus so everyone stayed home. My kids treated it like it was just another day and spent time with their friends. My husband was the one that was sick in our family. I know I will have it before this is all done.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is sponsoring our challenge this week. I hope you didn't miss the reveal of all the new Easter images she has in her store. There are 19 new images and they are very pretty. Hope you seen the reveal but if you didn't you can go to Robyn's store and see them. Another great thing is that the whole month of April we are having a sale that gives you 40% off all images. There is a lot of great things going on at the store. 

Since we could use one of Robyn's images for this Pastel Colors challenge I used the one called "Roses With All Our Prayers." I new I wanted the roses to be pastel in color and some flowered paper to go with it. I used a light colored purple cardstock to use with the saying and the images. Then I added an angel since it seemed like it was a sympathy card. So here is the prize Robyn is giving to the one lucky winner.

3 Images

Here is "Roses With All Our Prayers"

I do hope you like the card. I tried to get all the purples the same color. I think I did a good job at doing that. So here is my items that's on the card.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- The Paper Studio & K & Company
Embossing Angel Folder -- Darice
Rhinestones -- Want To Scrap
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Thank You for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day. I will see you next week with a new challenge. Happy Holiday!!!