Sunday, July 20, 2014


Good Morning Everyone!! Hope you had a Wonderful Week. Mine has been busy, busy, and even more busy. My daughter's soccer is wearing me out this week. She had practice everyday and yesterday she was in the Falcon Cup for Soccer. She had three games that was spread out for the whole day. It was raining on and off, making things very miserable. Even though there hasn't been tryouts, the girls still play so the coaches can see what they do in a game as part of their tryout. They did a great job. They won all three games that they played. They are going to have a winning season if they keep all these girls together.

Paper Piecing is our challenge this week. I have to say that this is my most terrible technique that I do. I have no idea why but it is. Sponsoring this challenge is Gerda Steiner Designs. Her stamps are adorable and the she has a variety of categories for you to choose from. I picked "Cowboy With Horse." He is a cute little boy with his two horses to keep him company. He has the cutest little chaps and cowboy hat. Before I show you him,  I want to tell you what Gerda is giving this weeks winner.

3 Digital Stamps
The Gerda Steiner Designs.

Now before I show you my card I would like to tell you the pieces that I paper pieced on the card that I made. I paper pieced the hat, star on hat, and two different spots on one of the horses. So, here is the card.

I hope you can see the pieces that I pieced. The two yellow pieces on the horse on the right is the paper pieced part. I hope you like the card. Here are the items that I used to create this.

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart & The Paper Studio
Paper -- The Paper Studio (Yee Haw)
Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I hope you enjoyed the post and the card. I hope to see you this week for our challenge. Just go to Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and enter. While you are there take a look at the other designers cards to see what they made. Have a Wonderful Week!!

Monday, July 14, 2014


Good Monday Morning!! We have another challenge here at Incy Wincy. Strings & Things (ribbon, thread, string, fiber, etc.) is our theme for this weeks challenge. You can use all these items or just one of them.

The Stamping Chef is the sponsor of our challenge this week. They are going to be giving this week's winner 3 Digital Stamps. This is a great place to get images for cards and scrapbooking layouts. I was able to use the image "Through The Rabbit Hole." This has a very pretty lady with things all around her that deal with Alice in Wonderland. So I had fun with all the detail that I was able to color. Here is the card that I made with this image.

I hope you can pick out the items from Alice in Wonderland. I was stumped with the cat's tail. It's behind her colored in two color of purples. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post. Just go to Incy Wincy Designs to enter our challenge and you will also see what the rest of our design team has done with their images. Have a Wonderful Week!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Good Morning!!! Hope everyone is having a good day so far. I'm having a slow start but as soon as I drink my pot of coffee I will be up and moving. I'm going to try and enjoy my day because my daughter's soccer practices and games is wearing me down. Practices start at 8:00 am. They are for two hours but I stay up there to save gas. Plus by time I would get home I would have to turn around and go back. So this is the easiest way to do this. This week we have practices and dentist appointments and other activities. I thought we were on summer break. My boys was never interested in sports so this all new to me. With her starting high school they do things differently and they practice way more then before.

Enough of my little info. I want to get to one of my favorite challenges. Nicecrane Designs has so many categories to choose images from that you will be looking for hours. I'm glad that we are working with them. This is a new sponsor with great images. Our design team was able to work with a set called Vintage Adorable Christmas. I love vintage things and this set has adorable vintage Christmas images. There were four images to this set and I chose the third image. Two little girls sleeping of Santa bringing presents to the chimney to come and give them their presents. Nicecrane Designs is giving a great prize for the winner. He it is

$20.00 Gift Voucher
To The
Nicecrane Designs Store

This is a fantastic prize to win. If I have the time I would like to make something and enter. But, with my schedule I will have to see. Now I would like you to see the card that I made.

I tried to use vintage colors with a little vintage looking flowers. I had this great set of 3-D stickers and this one fit perfectly with the card. I tried to go by a sketch but this is no where near it. I don't know how I went from a sketch to my own design. Well, let me tell you what I used to make this vintage card.

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart
Paper -- Colorbok & The Paper Studio
3-D Sticker -- Paper House
Flowers & Gold Bead Berry Spray Clusters -- Wild Orchid
Glitter -- Ranger (Crystal Ice)
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I'm so glad that you stopped and seen the card I made to share with you for our challenge. I'm sure you all know but just go to Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and enter your card. I can't wait to see your creations. Hope you have a Wonderful Week and I will be back next Sunday.

Monday, July 7, 2014


Hello!! Glad to see you here for another one of Incy Wincy Monday Challenges. Our theme this week is Summer Time Activities. There are many summer time activities you can make a card about. I love to go fishing with my kids. They tend to talk more when that's all you doing is sitting there.

This week's sponsor is Zlatoena Designs. They let us use a couple of bunnies to use for our challenge. I chose one that was a bunny going on a hot air balloon ride. Something that I don't think I will ever do in this lifetime. I can't just jump off if I don't like it.

Here is my card and I will explain a little below the card.

I used paper that had clouds with raindrops. This sometimes happens when you our outdoors. So I used the gems that looked like raindrops to make it more outstanding. I didn't want just one color on the balloon so I used three to put more color on the card. So here is the list of items I used to make this card.

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart
Paper -- DCWV
Gems -- From My Stash
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Well I can't wait to see your entries and I will see you next Monday. Just add your card over at Incy Wincy Monday Challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Hello!! I hope you all enjoyed your 3 day weekend for the 4th of July. There were ton of fireworks everywhere for people to go and see. I don't know if anyone out of the state of Ohio know that Columbus has one of the biggest fireworks display in the United States. It's a long day festival until the fireworks goes off that night. I went when they first started doing these and it's nice but you have to have your walking shoes on. I was shocked to hear that people were up there at 5:00 am to reserve their seat. That would be too long of a day for me. My kids ended up going with their own friends to see fireworks in neighboring counties. They had a blast. Our neighbors always spend about $300.00 to $500.00 every year so that's all we watch and sometimes we don't do that. Maybe it's our age I don't know. Wow this is really hard to say but we are actually through the first week of July. Wednesday is my son's birthday and he will be 22 going on 12. LOL He is now where near acting like an adult. I think he is enjoying life right now. Enough about me, let's get to the challenge.

Animals is a great theme for a project. There are so many to pick from. When you go to our sponsor Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More you will see many cute animals in her shop. I was able to use her image "Starfish On A Rock." Very different animal to work with on this card this week. I had two different pieces of paper I wanted to use and couldn't decide which one so I used both. Before I show you the card I made let me tell you what Robyn is going to give on lucky winner.

3 Digital Images
Robyn's Fetish Store

Now lets go and see what I did with my starfish. 

I hope you like what you see. The bottom is suppose to be the sand on the ocean floor and then the rocks above the sand. Then the water is waves that is on top of everything else. It was hard to get that effect but that is what I tried to do. Here are my items that I used.

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart & The Paper Studio
Paper -- DCWV
Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

This is the end of my post and I hope you enjoyed it. Can't wait to see what animal you decide to do. Just remember to add your cards to the link at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog so you will be entered in the challenge. Good Luck to all of you and please leave a message to let me know what you think of my work. Have a Wonderful week and I will see you next Sunday.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Hello on this Wednesday. I have never posted anything that I just done on my own so I have a card that especially done for my father who I adore. He has come off as a big scary guy but he has a soft side that some people rarely see.

His wedding anniversary was Saturday, June 28. He has been married to my mom for 39 years. He really never says anything about his anniversary year after year. He is from old school where you work from sun-rise to sun-down, seven days a week. So we all excepted that from childhood to now.

On a rare occasion he stopped at my house to ask me to make a card for my mom for their anniversary. He told me what to put in it, which was very simple so I put my added touch in there thinking of the things about their relationship over the years. I didn't want the traditional Happy Anniversary. I wanted something different. I went through my inspiration books and titles to make sure they were a match for each other. I decided to use Now and Forever with a nice saying on the inside with what my dad wanted it to say. I would like to show you what I made.

I have never done this with something that I made but I cried when it was all finished. I knew this was something that was going to blow her mind. My dad even said this is really nice which is a big compliment coming from him. He gave it to my mom in a box that I recycled and wrapped. She cried and thought that the anniversary was going to be the same as every other year. He really surprised her. I knew I would be getting a call after he gave it to her. This was a very touching thing my dad did and I'm so glad that I was a part of it. My mom has it setting on the table for people to see as they come in the door. I knew they liked what I made but this was for their special day.

Happy Anniversary Dad & Mom

Monday, June 30, 2014


Hello!! It's Monday so we are here for another Monday Challenge with Incy Wincy. Our heme this week is "Make Us Laugh." This is great. My family always says I'm a jokester. I love funny things that my kids even think I'm crazy. 

This week we have two sponsors to win prizes from. Our first sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps. Love getting stamps from here. There are great images that make you laugh at their store. This is the place you want to go to if you want a funny image. Bugaboo Stamps is offering to one of the winner's 7 digital stamps. This is a great prize to create for. 

Our second Sponsor for this challenge is My Creative Class Room. This is a online arts and crafts learning center. So instead of giving out digital stamps they will be giving out a seat to one lucky winner to either of these classes; Color Inspirations: Twinkling H20"or Clean and  Simple Card Workshop." 

Now I would like to show you the card that I made. One part of this is a saying that is said around our house. It's about the mute buttons. That's why I chose this image to create with. 

I do hope that you thought this was funny. These two look like they need a little break from each other. Been married to long. Since they were complaining about each other I decided to use heart paper, my sentiment and the font chiller on it. I wanted to add something that would be funny with the image. LOL  Here are the items that I used.

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart & Colorbok
Paper -- Colorbok
Font -- Chiller
Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Colored Markers 
Colored Pencils

I'm at the end so I hope t see you next week with another new challenge. Good Luck!!