Sunday, March 1, 2015


Hello Everyone!!! Hope you are having a nice weekend and waking up to a great Sunday morning. Today is the 1st of March. I knew it was coming but it was to fast. Then I find out that next weekend is time change. That always messes me up for the first week but I love when it's light for more hours. Feels like you can do a lot more in a day with more daylight. It also makes it seem like warm weather will be coming soon so the kids will go outside and not cooped up here with me. They have cabin fever really bad. I'm the only one in the family that likes winter.

Robyn is going to sponsor our challenge this week. She is great at letting us use her great images for our projects. I actually used one of the newer digital stamps that she has. The stamp is called "Easter Egg Tree." I chose this one because it is cute and it would make a great card for Easter. The tree is full of Easter eggs hanging from it and I added a few around the bottom of it. It's always great to show you the digital images that Robyn's has in her store. So you have many images you could chose from with the prize that she is giving this week's winner.

3 Digital Images
Robyn's Fetish Store

So now that you have read the prize and who our sponsor is, let me show you the card that I made with the "Easter Egg Tree."

I really hope that you liked the card.  I wanted to make the eggs on the tree look pastel but they seem to come out a little darker then I had wanted. I had these bunny embellishments and wanted to use them on this card. I think they look perfect for the theme I made the card. So, now I would like to tell you the products that I used to make this.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- The Paper Studio
Font -- Bradley Hand ITC
Easter Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Well, I'm done with my first post of March. I really hope this month goes a little slower because Easter is coming soon. I have no clue what to get the grand kids. I will have to start looking. Well, I need to start my Sunday laundry and try to sneak in some crafting time. I hope you have a Great Week and I will be back next Sunday. Don't forget to visit Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog to see the other digi cards and enter your project.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Good Morning again for another Sunday Challenge. Believe it or not this is the last challenge for the month of February. This is also the weekend of the first major snow storm for the winter. I know people may think I'm crazy but I am loving it. It's so pretty watching the snow fall and how it looks on the trees outside. My daughter has been out of school all last week and my husband was told that they weren't going to work either. I have had the whole family home this past week. It's been nice spending some time together but I think my daughter is getting cabin fever. She actually loves going to school and she is missing her soccer practices. This is great Ohio weather. That's why I won't live anywhere else. I have always said that winter was my favorite season.

I like the challenge that we have this week. Now that my daughter is a teenager this was perfect for me to do. Deedee's Digis is our great sponsor for this week. I just love the different categories they have in their shop. I picked the digital stamp called "Fluttering By." This has a butterfly by itself and also a butterfly on a flower. I used the one with the flower. I have so many people in my family that loves butterflies it seemed perfect to make a teenage card with them. Before I go on to show you my card with this beautiful image, let me tell you about the prize Deedee's Digis is giving to one lucky winner.

$15 Gift Certificate
Deedee's Digis Store

Now, let me show you the card I made with "Fluttering By."

I knew that this paper would be perfect for this image. I added the maroon and purple cardstock behind the butterfly paper just to make it pop a little bit more. I thought the added flowers looked good with the flower I colored under the butterfly. I've heard the sentiment before so that's what I used. I just don't know if I heard them together of at different times. I think it went well together. Here is what I used to make this card for a teenager.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- The Paper Studio
Font -- Curlz MT
Flower With Rhinestone In Middle -- Prima Flowers
Light Purple Flowers -- Wilton (Memories Of The Heart)
White Flowers -- Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobby Lobby
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Well, he we are. Done with another post and the last one of the month. I hope you found some inspiration from my card and you can get some more inspiration from our design team's cards that are at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. Love to see what you enter this week. Have a Wonderful Week and I will see you next month. LOL

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Hello Again!! It's very strange having two posts so close together. I do find it fun to show what I am working on. I hope everyone out there had a great Valentine's Day. I was able to do some crafting, looking at some blogs,read a little facebook and  then watched NASCAR. It was a rather a very relaxing day. I'm also really excited that the races will be on again. These races are great to watch on a Sunday when there is nothing else on.

I'm sure you would like to get to know about this week's challenge. We have Oak Pond Creations sponsoring the square cards challenge. This is always one of the challenges that I love working with. For some reason I find them easier to work on. Oak Pond Creations let me use one of the cutest little animal images. The name of the image is "Benedict Bullfrog." I'm not normally a frog person but he is very cute. I'm sure this is one image that you will want to have. Thank You for letting me use this great image. Since they are sponsoring us here is the prize that they will be giving one lucky winner. 

3 Digital Stamps
Oak Pond Creations Pond

I'm so excited to show you my Benedict Bullfrog. My little bullfrog has some friends in the pond and they are a little happy. Here is my card

I hope you think those frogs are as cute as I do. I really had fun making this one. The gems are called petals. So I used them to kind of look like lily pads. I guess you just have to use your own imagination. Here are the items I used to make Benedict Bullfrog.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- DCWV and From My Stash
Paper Doily --  Wild Orchid Crafts
Frog Embellishments & Petals -- Dress It Up
Flowers -- The Paper Studio
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I'm done with this post. Almost sad that I'm at the end already. Remember that all the information for the challenge is at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. Our great design team also is displayed there for you to look at and get some inspiration. Well, I hope you all have a great week and I will see you for the next challenge.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


Good Morning Everyone!!!! This is the second challenge of February from the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. If I haven't told you, there are two challenges a month with three sponsors for each one. Three times for a chance for you to win. This is a great challenge blog for more prizes then one. The challenges are always the first of the month and in the middle of the month. They will always have the theme anything goes and my blog post will always be in the middle of the month. Below I will let you know who is sponsoring this challenge and the sponsor that I chose to do an image from. So, lets get started. 

Here is our first sponsor

Yes this is Sami Stamps. They have many categories for you to choose stamps from. Make sure to check out their blog to see their incredible stamps. You can get those stamps with the prize that they are giving to a lucky winner this week. It is $12.00 Gift Certificate This is a very generous prize so make sure you enter your project. Thank You Sami Stamps for sponsoring us for this challenge. We really appreciate it. Now let's get to the second sponsor for this weeks challenge.

Lemon Shortbread Art is an etsy store where they sell their stamps and prints. They are new to me but I really did like what they have to offer. Just take a look at what they do with their digital stamps. they are very nice. Now here is the prize that they will give to another lucky winner. They are going to give 3 Digital Stamps. Here is the last sponsor for this weeks challenge.


Michele R Designs is the sponsor that I chose this week to work with. She has printed papers and elements that match the papers. Her designs are Vintage and Shappy Chic Inspired. Before I get to the set I chose, I want to tell you what the prize that she is giving to the last and final winner. It is a $10 Gift Voucher to their store. 

Now the set that I used on my card is called "Butterflies and Hummingbirds 6x6 Designer Pack" and
"Butterflies and Hummingbirds Elements Pack 2." These two packs go together. We were to use one of the papers and one of the elements to make our project. I used paper that had butterflies and one humming bird on it and the element I used was a straight line of butterflies that I cut into four different butterflies. So here is the card that I made with Michele's Butterflies and Hummingbirds.

I do hope that you enjoyed learning about our challenge, sponsors and the set I used that was inspired with Michele's designs. Hope everyone has a Wonderful Day and I will enjoy seeing the works that you made. Feel free to leave some love about the post. Everyone like to hear what you think about what they made.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Good Morning to everyone!! Hope everyone is doing OK today. Sorry for no post last week. I do hope you read Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog to find out the previous challenge. It's always posted there if you don't find it here. I only miss a post if something was going on in my personal life and there was. Nothing that I really want to tell to everyone like this. So I'm going to get to the challenge now and next week I'm sure I will have great things to tell.

I can't believe that it is close to Valentine's Day already. Around here we just call it Hallmark Day. I don't need a special day to show my husband how much I love him. Imagine That!.... digis by Kris is our great sponsor for this week. Kris let me use her digital stamp called "Polar Love." This is a very cute image for Valentine's Day. There is a cute little bear and mouse under a mailbox with falling hearts. I just loved this image. Let me tell you what Kris will be giving as a prize for this week's challenge.

3 Digital Stamps
Imagine That!....digis by Kris Store

I'm excited to show you the image that I used on my card. So, here it is.

Isn't the image adorable. I did put my last name on the mail box. Not that my husband would know who this was from. I know it's a day that we do not celebrate, but this card goes perfect for the day. I love this stencil I used. All the hearts on it are wavy instead of just a straight line. I did use ink around the edges of the heart and the sentiment. I want to tell you all the items that I used to make this. There are a little bit more things used then normal.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- The Paper Studio
Heart Ribbon -- Valentine's Crafts From Brother Sister Design Studio
Red Heart Gemstones -- The Paper Studio
Sentiment -- Imagine That!....digis by Kris
Flowers -- Wild Orchid Crafts
Glitter -- Ranger Stickles (Crystal Ice)
Ink Pad -- Close To My Heart (X-mas Red)
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I know that's a lot of items but I only used a little of each one. I did have fun making this one. I wish it would have fit in my first sketch but this turned out really cute. I do hope that you will enter our challenge this week over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. I do admit these are fun cards to make and you will have a chance to win the prize. So, I hope that you have a Wonderful Sunday and a Great Week.

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Good Morning!!!! I can't believe it but this is the last challenge for January already. Where has this month went? I haven't even done everything I wanted in this first month. So, now I'm officially behind on my January to do list. Maybe next month will be better. I know it's a short month but there is always hope. I hope the weather where you are at is better then here. It's so dark and gloomy with rain that's suppose to turn to snow then turn to rain again. What a mess this will be for Monday morning. Before I start on our challenge. I would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my DAD. He's the best dad in the world. There are not words enough to say how much I love and appreciate him. LOVE YOU!!!!

I really love animals. I have two cats and two dogs. So, when I seen we were doing animals I was excited. I was going to do a scrapbook layout but ran out of time trying to find the pictures that I know I have in one of these boxes. So, I made a cute little birthday card. Our sponsor this week is Limited Runs Digital Stamps. They have digital stamps with a wide variety of categories and they even have background paper. This is a great blog to follow. I was allowed to use the image "Birthday Puppy." He or she is very adorable. I tried to use neutral colors but I think it's more towards a boy then girl. for one of you lucky winner you will be entering this challenge to win

3 Digital Stamps
Limited Runs Digital Stamps

Here is my little puppy having a birthday. After you see the card I hope you will understand how he is celebrating.

My puppy has two friends on the card and some birthday gifts. My husband thinks I'm off my rocker the way I made it. Everyone says that Woot Woot but mine says Woof Woof. I thought it was funny. I thought the green would be neutral for boy or girl. I guess it's how anyone sees it. I would like to tell you what items that I used to make this Happy Birthday card.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- DCWV
Magical Birthday Wishes and The Party Sign -- From My Stash
The Rest Of The Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I'm done with this post for today. I wish there was a little more sun. I just want to curl up in a blanket and go back to sleep. But, today is laundry day again. This is a never ending battle. I hope you enjoyed this and please go to to see other animal cards from our design team. They are great. I would appreciate any comments about my card. Have a Wonderful Week!!!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2015


It's a beautiful Sunday here at the Michael house. My husband and I went on a date alone for the whole day yesterday. It was the most Wonderful day that we had in a long time. I won't bore you with everything we did but I will tell you we went to the movies to see "American Sniper." This is on heck of a movie. I won't tell you my reactions because I will not spoil it for anyone but if you want to see something with true meaning this is the movie to see. I learned from it and I thought I knew more.  

Now to the challenge at hand. As you can see we are doing cards in a "Vintage Style." Our sponsor for this challenge is A Day For Daisies. I was able to chose a digital image called "Poppy In My Hair." She is a beautiful girl with birds and poppies in her hair. This image is only the face of the girl and her hair is hanging down to what would be the bottom of her back. A Day for Daisies has been good to the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and they have wonderful images that they let us use. This week they are also giving to one winner this gracious prize.

$12.00 Gift Card
The Day For Daisies Store

Now I would like you to see the card that I made with "Poppy In My Hair."

I really hope you like her. She is a very beautiful lady with the birds and poppies. Since this was a vintage style card I used paper from a paper pack that I have that has all kind of Vintage Paper in it. This paper showed the ladies that would be back in that era and there are more things but they are covered by my image. I had some embellishments that were used from another vintage project and the doilies were in a drawer that I cleaned out just to see what was in there. So, here are the items that I made this card with.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- The Paper Studio & Core'dinations
Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Doilies -- Close To My Heart
Flowers -- Wild Orchid
Colored Markers 
Colored Pencils

Thank You for joining me this morning. I hope you found this inspirational and want to participate in our challenge this week. You just need to go to Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and add your project. You will also see all the other design team members cards for inspiration. So, have a great
Sunday and I will see you next Sunday.