Sunday, October 19, 2014


It's another Sunday again and we are already half way through October. Halloween will soon be over and then Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Although I think a lot of stores and people forget about Thanksgiving. Stores are now open on that day and a lot of people don't even celebrate with family. I don't have much family so it's not celebrated much around here but I do enjoy having my kids here when they come. They have families of their own to be with. Doing this challenge reminded me of Thanksgiving. Although my image does not have anything to do with Thanksgiving it still is food. Every kid will love the image I used.

Fiona The Fairy and her Ice Cream is the image that I used from Milk Coffee Stamps. She is a cute little fairy that is on top of a bowl of ice cream. She has a big spoon trying to get some. This image is so adorable. Milk Coffee Stamps has the cutest little girl stamps that I have seen. I have to say again this image I used is absolutely adorable. Milk Coffee Stamps is giving one lucky winner

3 Digital Stamps
Milk Coffee Stamps Store.

This is another prize that you want to win. So, let me show you the card that I made with this image.

The flowers didn't turn out so great in the picture but I hope you do see and like them. My camera was acting up this week. I guess I need to have it checked or something.When I seen this paper I knew that I wanted to use it. There was another piece of paper that went with it but I thought it was to much. I love strawberry ice cream so that's why it's pink. I found this great green that I used to color the fairy. I think it all went well. Here is the items that I used to create this card.

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart & The Paper Studio
Paper -- DCWV
Flowers & Sprigs -- Wild Orchid
Color Pencils
Color Markers

We are at another end of a post. So there is not much more to say so just remember that you go to Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog to enter your card into this week's challenge. Good luck to you all and I can't wait to see your entries. Have a Wonderful Week and enjoy the rest of your day.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Welcome to another Sunday Challenge with The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. Hope everyone has had a great weekend. Mine was a good one. Just wish it wasn't raining everyday. I love the fall but all this rain has been way to much. It does keep me in the house working on my crafts. I have been gathering things to make a scrapbook layout with me and my husband's wedding pictures. We have been together for 20 something years and never did one. So when I seen the doves in our challenge a couple of weeks ago, I knew the layout that I wanted to make. I'm excited to get started on making it. I'm just waiting on some flowers to get here and then start laying it out. I will post the layout when I am finished with it.

Kind of a weird change here. Going from wedding to Halloween Cards. Halloween is one of my favorite holiday's. Some find it real weird but it has always been something that I have looked forward to for when it gets to October. So for our challenge this week our sponsor is Limited Runs. Their page is cute when you get there. It's a Halloween theme. They also have the greatest categories for you to look through. Now would be a great time to look at their Halloween Stamps. I found the cutest cupcake with a devil on top of it. The name of the image I used is simply called, "Devil." I tried making fire but I'm not sure if it looks like it or not. So before I show you my card here is the prize you will be entering for.

3 Digital Stamps
From Limited Runs Store

You will have a hard time trying to find just three. The images are great. Now let me show you my Halloween card that I made.

I have never used black as a background but thought this one needed it. There is one skeleton that is suppose to look like it was a person. Ghosts are suppose to be flying around and there is my cute little cupcake. I thought the cupcake needed something behind it so this is what I came up with. I really hope you do like this. Now, my items that I used.

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart & The Paper Studio
Paper -- Co' Ordinations
All Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Colored Markers 
Colored Pencils

Hope you found everything interesting on today's post and leave any comments that you may have. Remember that you have to go to The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog to enter and please visit and see what the other design team members made for their Halloween cards. Have a Wonderful Week and I will see you in another week. I will be looking forward to it and I hope you are to.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


I have an announcement that I would like to let you in on. January 2015 Lil Patch of Crafty Friends will start a brand new challenge blog. The theme for the challenges will be anything goes. Great challenge to put an entry in. Fell free to visit the new blog and add yourself as a friend for when we start our first challenge on January 4, 2015. You can also have e-mails sent to you so you can keep up with current events and a reminder when the first challenge will be coming up.

I'm glad to be part of this brand new Challenge Team and look forward to showing you my creations that I will be making for them.

Hope to see you there in 2015!!!


Sunday, October 5, 2014


Hello to everyone reading this post today!! Fall is definitely here in Ohio. It has started getting really chilly here for the last couple of days. I do love the colors of the trees though. One good thing that happened this week was my son and my grandchildren spent the weekend here. We had a really good time. I haven't had all my kids and grand kids in the house all at one time. This is a weekend that I will always remember. Seeing all my kids messing with each other and laughing is priceless. Them making fun at me because I say the wrong word was something new. They even posted what I said on their facebook pages and laughed every time someone liked the comment. It was all in fun though.

Our sweet Robyn is our sponsor for this week. She was generous with us and let us pick out the image that we wanted to work with. The image I chose is called "Jennie The Scarecrow." This was a great image to make a card with autumn colors. I did like all the detail that it had in it. Of course I made my sketch but the card did not look anything that I drew. I have a really bad habit of it. So before I show you my scarecrow, that's see what Robyn will be giving to the lucky winner. 

3 Digital Images 
Robyn's Fetish's Store.

Just think you can win this lucky image that I used. Let me show you the card so you can see the image that I used with my card. 

Isn't she he cutest thing. I found the paper in my stash and thought it had the perfect autumn colors on it. Then I tried to get the same colors with the flowers and the little pieces of paper behind the image. I tried to brighten the picture a little but it really made it bright. To bright to look at. So here are all the items that I used to make this card.

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart & The Paper Studio
Paper -- The Paper Studio & Co-Ordinations
Flowers -- Wild Orchid
Glitter Pumpkins -- Dress It Up
Colored Markers 
Colored Pencils

Well I hope you enjoyed the post this week. I really enjoyed making this so I really hope you liked it. Just leave a comment and let me know. Well this next week is fair week. So, that means no school for the kids. Everyone is showing their animals. Something great for our farming community. You all have a wonderful week and I will see you next week for another great card challenge.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Good Morning! Welcome to the last weekend of September. Everyone is already posting how many days until Christmas on their personal blogs. Seeing those numbers really makes it more depressing for me. I usually have started on my shopping by now but I have not one thing. As the children grow up the prices of the things go up. It's hard to get what they want. So seeing those count downs are not helping me have a Christmas spirit.

Nicecrane Designs is our sponsor for this week's challenge. There images are beautiful and they have everything you can think of under the son. They were kind enough to let us use a set called "Pictures of Japan." Each of the design team picked one of the four images that was with this set. I picked the second image to use for my card. This set was perfect for our Oriental theme this week. Oriental, I have to say, is one theme that I am the worst at. I don't know why but I have had troubles with that theme. So before I tell you more about my card and show you it, I want to tell you what Nicecrane Designs is giving out for the prize this week.

$20.00 Gift Voucher
To Nicecrane Designs Store

My idea for the card was for the lady to be walking on a bridge with water underneath with fish in the water. Then I wanted to add some flowers. I can honestly tell you my card has nothing of that on there. It turned out horrible. So, I used the image and popped it off the card with two fans. I hope you enjoy what I ended up making.

I do hope that you liked how it turned out. There is one thing that is actually from Japan. The gold flowers with the flourishes. I was in a group where you swap scrapbooking items with other women. I was lucky to  have someone from Japan and she sent me items that I had never seen before. I've used most of them already. Let me tell you the rest of the items that I used to make this card.

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart & The Paper Studio
Paper -- My Mind's Eye
Gold Flowers With Flourishes -- MOMOYO
Pop-Ups -- The Paper Studio
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Thank You for stopping by and reading my post. I do hope you enjoyed the post. Feel free to leave a comment so I know how I did on this card. All the cards that the design team made are on Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and you can add your entry also. So, have a wonderful week and I will see you next week.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Good Morning to everyone. Sorry I was not here last week but my embossing machine was broke and I hadn't been able to get a new one yet. I feel like I'm my daughter's personal ATM machine. Everything hit me in two weeks and after it was all done I spent about $300 for everything. I'm not done either. I have her school fees coming up next month. I had to take all the money I had saved up for my machine to give to her. High school is more expensive then I would have ever thought. Last night was her very first homecoming. The dress code changed since I was in school. They actually were formal wear to these dances. I'm glad her dress was on sale because she needed shoes also. The girls went as a group and they were absolutely beautiful. 

I could go on and on but we have a challenge that we need to get to. As you can see you are to use a punch or die cut. I used a punch on mine and I think it turned out great. We have a great sponsor this week and they are Lacy Sunshine. I have used their images before and I was excited to used another one. The one I used this time is called Eleanor & Pickles "Decking The Halls." She is a cute little girl holding a Christmas wreath with Pickles the frog sitting on the wreath. So adorable. Before I show you my card let me tell you what that winner will win this week.

$20 Gift Certificate
Lacy Sunshine Store

Now I want to tell you a little bit about my card before I show you. The card is a 6 inch circle made like a wreath with my image in the middle. I put light bulbs around the punched wreath. Here is the card and I hope you enjoy it. 

Is this not the most adorable image. I didn't want to put the girl in Christmas colors. I wanted her to have a lighter color to offset the original Christmas colors. I love the way it turned out but I did make it a little big. Here is the items that I used to make this card. 

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart
Paper -- DCWV
Circle Punch -- Martha Stewart (Triple Loop Edge Punch)
Christmas Lights -- A Tree For Me
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I do hope you enjoyed this post and my card. Don't be afraid to leave me a comment to let me know what you think about the card. Of course, go to Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and look at the other cards that our design team made and then add your card for us all to see. Hope you have a wonderful week and I will see you next Sunday.

Sunday, September 7, 2014


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DAUGHTER JELISSA!! She has turned 15 today. She is already knows the month that she can go and get her temps. I wish she wasn't growing so fast. I wold also like to say Happy Birthday to my MOM and my friend Emily. Their birthdays are also today. Three people in one day is a lot of cards to be given and presents to. I think September is my busiest month for birthday's. My husband's is even this month on the 17th. 

Here we are with the famous challenge "Anything Goes." You can make any project for this challenge. This week I decided that I would make Christmas ornaments with my image. I think they turned out great. The image that I used was from our own Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More. The name of my image is called "Gilded Christmas Dove." You could make so many things with this beautiful dove. Maybe you could get it with the prize that Robyn is giving to our winner of this challenge. Here is the prize.

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The Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More

Now I would like to show you the ornaments that I have made. They are laying down right now because I didn't get them on something that had pine needles. My bushes were just cut and no one took the trimmings off of them and their were brown spots. So here they are.

I do hope that you did like these. I loved using dark colors on these so they would look great on the tree or even a wreath that I may end up making with some poinsettia's. I also thought about using these for a wedding layout. I had many different things in mind but could not do them all. These were simple to make so I will tell you the three things that I used.

Cardstock -- Close To My Heart
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Well I hope these give you some inspiration or you may want to try one of the ideas I wrote above. Do what makes you happy and enter here at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. The other design members made different projects also so that would be great for you to look at. I hope you have a Wonderful Week and I will see you next Sunday.