Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year friends and family.  Wishing you all a great, happy and healthy 2014.  I'm hoping for a great year for all of us.  I've been blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family in my life. I'll be having one more Great Grandchild this summer so am looking forward to a healthy baby.

This card was just because I love the image.  It is an older Heartfelt creations image and I am waiting for the dies to arrive so I can pop some of these flower up a little,

Entering in a few challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges:  Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges:  Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door:  Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge:  Anything Goes

Monday, December 30, 2013

For Imke!

This image was sent to us by Imke for our January image.  We will all be sending this guy to her so she will have some masculine cards to send out.  Hope she likes my version of Gus.  This has to be short as I have to go to Pawhuska and get a new car tag.
Entering in a few challenges:
HobbyCutz:  Anything Goes
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Challenges For Everybody:  Anything Goes

Friday, December 27, 2013

A New Christmas Card!

It is the Outlawz Alcohol Markers Challenge and our last one this year.  It is an Anything GOES challenge so hope you join us.  I know I need to start next years cards now so I used one of Mo's images.  We are still being sponsored by Time For Tea and their images are wonderful to work with.
Entering in a Few Challenges:
Color Me Creative: Holiday or Winter
Craftitude:  Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkle
Crafty Hands:  Seasons Greetings or Winter
Digi Haven:  Red and Green
Digitally Sweet:  Anything Goes
Keep It Simple:  Anything Goes
Sisters Act Card Challenge:  Anything goes

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and safe travels to all my friends in blogland.  These are just some of the extra cards I hadn't posted and they are for my Grandkids or Great Grandkids.    See you back here again on Friday for a DT card for the Outlawz.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Basket of leaves!

I finally finished my November image sent to us by Pat.  I love the image, just was to busy or lost my mojo to get it finished in time.  I still have Dec. to do but will get it done soon.  Love Lockhart images, one of my favorite companies.  Thanks Pat for choosing such a great image.

In another post I am adding several Christmas Cards that I haven't posted but made for my Great Grandsons.  Have a great day!

Winter Is For The Birds!

I finally finished my image of the month for From The Heart.  There was two images to choose from this month and they were both cute but this darling snowman is the one I chose to use.  I love snowmen and loved this sentiment that came with it.  For more information check it out here.
Entering in a few challenges:
From The Heart:  use there image
Crafty Calendar:  Cold & frosty
Krafty Hands:  Anything Goes

Friday, December 20, 2013


It's Friday so that means a new challenge at the Outlawz Alcohol Inks Challenge Blog.  Our new challenge is Happy New Year.  We are being sponsored by Time For Tea and the images are so much fun.  Check them out for some darling images.

It is supposed to rain tonight and sleet and maybe even snow again so I'm off to the grocery store to make sure I don't have to get out until next Mon. or Tues.  Have a great weekend.

Entering in a few challenges:
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Challenge:  Christmas/New Year
4 Krafty Girls: Anything Goes
Digi Galore:  Anything Goes

Monday, December 16, 2013

Joy To The World!

I hope everyone is not rushed and behind like me.  It is my own fault, just have no mojo to do anything I should be doing.  I have to get busy and get some things finished.

This card was made for my Pastor and his wife.  Love this Mo image, one of my favorites.
Entering in a few challenges:
Anonymouse Stamp challenge:  Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes
Craft dee  Bowz:  Anything with a Bow
Crafty Boots:  Christmas
Love To Create:  Anything Goes
My Craft Creations:  Anything Goes

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Happy Winter!

It's Friday again and that means it is time for the Outlawz Alcohol Marker Challenge.  Our sponsor in December is Jo at Time For Tea Designs and they have some really awesome designs.  Our winner will receive 3 digi images of their choice.  Our challenge this week is a color challenge listed below.   I hope to see you over there.
Entering in a few challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz:  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons:  Anything Goes w/Ribbon
DRS Designs:  Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times:  Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Monday, December 9, 2013

For A Happy Birthday!

My Granddaughter is a 4th grade teacher and this was her birthday card.  I love this image and hope she did to.  I've not been feeling very good so not had a lot of energy so hopefully tomorrow I will feel better and get back to cardmaking.
Entering in a few challenges;
Scribble &Scrap:  Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge:  Anything but Christmas
Krafty Hands:  Anything Goes
Card Crafters Challenge:  Celebrations

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Corrosive Challenge #189!

Welcome to another Corrosive Challenge:  Our Challenge this fortnight is Anything Goes.  Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine and there are so many wonderful images in her etsy store.  Here is a little about her.

Lacy Sunshine Stamps offers beautiful original and imaginative digital stamps for all your paper crafting needs. 

All images from Lacy Sunshine are hand drawn and designed by myself, Heather Valentin, a professional artist, muralist and illustrator and my dad, professional artist, G.P. 

From the art desk of Lacy Sunshine's creator....

"I am one who loves creating timeless pieces from my heart and soul, creating an extraordinary world filled with magic and whimsical friends.... one drawing at a time. Come journey with me now into my Lacy Sunshine World".

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Outlawz Alcohol Markers!

Hi everyone!  It is time for another Outlawz Alcohol Markers Challenge and today it is all about shoes. We are sponsored this month by Time For Tea.  I love their images, so cute and fun.  This card was fun to make and the image so easy to color.  I had a different image in mind with the shoe theme but  my eyes decided not to focus right the last 4 days so haven't been able to color and already had this cutie colored so made her into a card.  I'll be using more of these cute images this month.  My image was colored with Copic Markers.
Entering in a few challenges:
Art Impressions Challenge:  Merry & Bright
Copic Marker Europe:  Anything Christmas
DSR Designs:  Glitter It Up
Papercrafting Journey:  It's Christmas Time

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happy Mail!

     Hello everyone.  We are getting ready for the cold front, sleet and snow that is predicted to come in tonight.  Hope it is not as bad as they are predicting.
     My card was made for the weekly sketch over at From The Heart.  Love the fun little mice checking out their mail.  They were colored with Copic Markers.

Entering in a few challenges:
Paper Pretties:  Christmas
The Stamping Chef:  Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps:  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly:  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday:  Christmas
From The Heart:  Sketch

Monday, December 2, 2013

Something besides Holiday card!

I have a lot of Christmas cards to make but am tired of them so taking a little break and doing some birthday cards.  This is an image that I have had for a long time and it is a From The Heart image.
It makes a great birthday card.  I colored it with Copic Markers.
Entering in a few challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody:  Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap:  Always Anything Goes
2 Sisters:  Anything Goes

Friday, November 29, 2013

Fun with Snowmen!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I have so much to be thankful for.  Our Thanksgiving dinner is today.  We have such a big family that it was better to have it on Friday.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone even if I do see a lot of them pretty often.  I used a Sassy Cheryl image today for the Outlawz Alcohol Markers challenge.  Today that challenge is Anything Goes and the twist is Christmas.

Entering in a few challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges:  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays:  Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl:  Winter or Cold Weather
4 Crafty Chicks:  Christmas
Charisma Cards:  Christnas

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mice Will Play!

This cute image is From The Heart's free monthly image.  It is getting close to month end so thought I had better get it on my blog.  This image can be used for many different occasions, but I am still in need of Christmas cards so that is what I made.  I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Entering in a few Challenges:
From The Heart Stamps:  use current image
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  sketch
Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
My Craft Creations:  Anything Goes

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Corrosive Challenge:

Welcome to another Corrosive Challenge.  The challenge this fortnight is Happy Holidays.  I am very partial to CC Designs Birgetta images and this is the one I chose.  I think they are so cute.
I am hoping you will join us this next two weeks.  There is glitter on the wings and Stickles on her halo.  My color combo is turqoise and red.  She was colored with Copic markers.

Entering in these Challenges:
From the Heart:  Sketch
Allsorts Challenge:  Bring on the Bling
Color Me Creative:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge:  For A Child
Inkspirational Challenge:  Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts:  Funky Christmas

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ready For Some Football!

It's time for another Outlawz Alcohol Markers Challenge!  The challenge is to make a card for a child or Universal Child's Day!  Can't wait to see what you come up with.  The DT did some fabulous cards. I love them all.  I really hope some of you play along this week.  One of my Great Grandsons got this for his birthday.  He was playing in little boys football playoffs the day before his birthday.  They came in second place in the state for their district.  I used one of those fun wobble things under the football so if you move the card the football moves.  The football was cut with my cameo.  He was colored with my copic markers.
Entering in a few challenges;
4 Crafty Chicks:  Anything Goes

Aud Sentiment Challenge:  Any Sentiment
Addicted to Stamps and More:  Coloring
Lady Anne Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes
The Male Room Challenge:  Little Boys or babies
Scrappers Delight Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes
Whimsey Challenge:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sweet Deer!

I've had this image for several years and it is still one of my favorites.  It was colored with my Copic markers and the papers are from Doodlebug.  I;ve used glitter on the snowflakes.  It is for another Great Grandchild.  I've got company coming in this weekend and staying through Thanksgiving so I do need to get busy cleaning but it is more fun to play on the computer.
Entering in these Challenges:
Craftdeebowz:  Anything Goes include handmade bow
Crafty Bloggers Network:  Christmas
Created With Love:  Anything Goes
Creative creations challenge blog:  Sparkle & Shine
Imagination Crafters Challenge blog:  Glitter & Sparkle
Squigglefly:  Ribbon or Lace

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Merry & Bright

Here is another Christmas card for the Grands and Greats.  This is another of Mo's images.  I love all of her images and use them often for the kids.  This was colored with Copic Markers and I used SU Real Red cardstock.  I used my cameo to cut out the frame and the bling came from my stash.
Entering in a few Challenges:
Bronte & Bella:  Christmas
Crafty Calendar:  All Things Christmas
Hiding in My Craftroom:  Die Cuts
Doodle Pantry:  Any Digi Goes
Krafty Hands:  Classic Christmas Colors
Time for Scrap:  Use A Die
Whimsey Doodles;  Any Holiday Card

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

I have another Christmas card for a Grandchild or a Great.  I followed the Sketch an Stash #21.  It was a fun sketch to use and I have used a Sassy Cheryl image again.  I've added a little stickles to the star on the tree but it is not showing up.  I colored her with my Copic Markers.  We have some high winds today and are expecting rain so a good day to stay in and color.
Entering in a few challenges:
Sketch an Stash:  sketch
Jo's Scrap Shack:  Anything Goes
Crafting 4 fun challenges:  Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge:  Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers:  Card 4 kids
Sassy Cheryl Challenge Blog:  Favorite Christmas colors ( red, green & turqoise)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Blessings!

It is time for another Outlawz Alcohol Markers Challenge:  Our challenge this week is General Thanks or Thanksgiving.  I used a Sassy Cheryl image again.  Seems like I use them a lot.  I love them.  It was colored with my Copic Markers.  The DT cards are amazing this week.  Please stop by and check them out and maybe we will inspire you to play along.
Entering these Challenges:
4 Krafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More:  Anything Goes
Decorate to Celebrate: Thanksgiving or Fall
Creative Belli;  Harvest

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Birthday Blessings!

Winter is here.  We woke up to 29 degrees.  It is warming up some though.  I hope it doesn't turn really cold during thie daytime until after Thanksgiving.

My card is for a friend's birthday.  Hope she likes it.

Entering a few Challenges:
AnonymousseChallenge:  Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge:  Use a Sentiment
Card Mania:  Anything Goes
Lady Annes Challenge: More Than One Layer
Marker Pop Challenge:  Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle:  Autumn colors
The Paper Players:  Trio of colors, gold, orange or brown

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cuddly Owls!

I love these owls.  I am trying to get this card entered in From The Heart sketch challenge before it closes.  I don't know where the time went last week.  It seemed to fly by so fast.  I hope this new week doesn't go so fast or it will be Thanksgiving before I know it.
Entering in a few challenges:
From The Heart:  Sketch Challenge #41
2 Sisters:  Christmas Sparkle
Kraftyhands Challenge:  Classic Christmas Colors
Holly Jolly Christmas:  Traditional Colors

Fur & Feathers!

It is Sunday so that means it is time for another Corrosive Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge is Fur and/or Feathers.  Our DT has some fabulous designs to inspire you so hope you will pop over and take a look and join us.  Our sponsor this time is Rick St. Dennis and he is really a great artist.  You can find his shop here.   Have a great Sunday.  Its one of the last days with beautiful weather, we are going down to the high 20's on Tuesday.
Entering a few  challenges:
Di's digi Designs:  Girly Creations
Sugar Creek Hollar:  Vintage
Bearly Mine Challenges:  Anything goes

Saturday, November 9, 2013


I'm working on Christmas card for my great Grandkids and family.  This is Prancer one of Meljens images.  You can find some really cute images in her shop.  I am using a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I will probably give this one to one of the small one, maybe female with the bling on it.  I hope you all have a great weekend.
Entering in a few Challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge:  Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  sketch
Sister Act Card Challenge:  Anything Goes
ABC Challenge: Use a Deer
Divas by Design:  Use a Digi
Winter Wonderland:  For a Child

Friday, November 8, 2013

Tickle Your Funny Bone!

I'm running a little late today.  Just realized it is Friday and that means time for an Outlawz Alcohol Markers Challenge.  I used a From The Heart image of the birds decorating their home for Christmas.
Cute image.  Hope you join all of us over at the Outlawz for some fun prizes.
Our weather is turning colder each day so hoping to get out later and enjoy the sunshine while it is still here.
Entering in a few Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T.:  Christmas
Charisma Cards:  Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack:  Anything With Wings
Scrapping 4 Fun:  Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies:  Christmas

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

For My Son!

My youngest son Steve has a birthday in a few days.  Here is the card I made for him.  He loves to hunt and fish.  He had knee surgery last week so he is not doing any fishing or hunting right now.  I hope he likes his card.
Entering in these challenges:
Loves Rubber Stamps:  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly:  Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door:  Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesdays:  Anything Goes

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Spring Day!

Hello on this cool Saturday.  This is a card made with a image from Kenny K.  I made her belt and her necklace gold with stickles and I hope it shows up.   She was colored with Copics.  I used this sketch that  came From The Heart Sketch #40.   They have such fun sketches.
Our weather has turned cold today.  We were in the 60-70 range and it was wonderful but this morning it was in the 30's so time to turn the heat on.  I am not ready to have Winter.  Have a great weekend.
Entering in a few challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge::  Things With Wings
An Inky Situation:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday  Sparkles
From The Heart:  Sketch
FlutterBy Wednesday:  Has to have something with Wings
Whimsy Stamps:  Anything Goes

Thursday, October 31, 2013


It's Friday and you know that means it is time for another Outlawz Alcohol Markers Challenge.  Our challenge this week is Celebrate Pumpkins!  We want you to feature a pumpkin on your card.
My frame was cut with my cameo and my card was colored with Copic Markers.  Hope you find time to join us this week for some great prizes.  Check out the great cards from our DT, Carla, Jen, Penny, Dawn, and Tress.
Entering a few challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey:  Anything Goes
Stampin Royalty:  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween.  Here are a few of the cards that I made for my Great Grandkids.  They are all ages from 6 mo to 16 yrs old, all 26 of them got a card some fancier than others depending on their ages.
They were fun to make and now it's time to start the Christmas Cards except I need to make them for my Grandkids as well as Greats and our Children.  Better get busy.  Hope everyone has a safe Halloween.
Entering in a few challenges:
Fantastic Tuesday:  Halloween
Loves Rubber Stamps:  Halloween
2 Creative Chicks:  Halloween
Always Something Creative:  Halloween

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Carson!

This is our image for Oct. from our SS group.  Joanna sent us this sweet Riley  image.  Riley is always fun.  Carson is going to get this card instead of Casey which I put on SCS.  I think Carson is going to be 1 yr old soon so this will be ready to stick some cash in and give to him at his party.  Joanna also included the SU designer paper.
Entering a few challenges:
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas:  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays:  Anything Goes

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fall Blessings!

This card is for From the Heart monthly image challenge.  By doing this challenge, I will get the free image for next months challenge.  It's fun until your forget to do your card like I have done before, then you have to start over.  It was a fun card to do.
Entering a few challenges:  
From The Heart:  use this image
Challenges For Everybody:  Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap:  Anything Goes
Brown Sugar:  Autumn
Card Crafters Circle:  Autumn Splendor

Tic Tac Toe! Corrosive Challenge #186!

It is time for another Corrosive Challenge.  This week we want to play Tic Tac Toe and below you will find the chart.  The Paper Shelter is our sponsor.  They gave us some really cute images to play with for our DT to give you some inspiration.  Hope to see you in the next fortnight playing along with us.
I did Bling, Image, Layers.
Entering in a few challenges:
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet Challenge:  Anything Goes
Docerela Creations:  Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge:  Anything Goes

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Birthday Girl!

This is one of my favorite Kenny K images.  Love these fun girls.  I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch an Stamp    My papers are from Bo Bunny Snowfall Collection and it was colored with my Copic Markers.  My ribbon is from RRRibbon.  Love this sparkly ribbon.
Entering in a few challenges:
Sunday Sketch an Stamp:  sketch
4 Krafty Girlz:  Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challene:  Recipe, l or more diecuts, 2 dpapers,  3 embellishments
Creative Knockouts:  Use favorite twine or ribbon
Inkspirational Challenges:  Anything Goes
Lady Annes Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes Challenge:  Ribbon

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Outlawz Alcohol Markers Challenge!

It is the last friday of the month so that means our challenge at the Outlawz Alcohol Markers is Anything Goes with a twist of Christmas if you want to.  I wanted to get some more Christmas cards out of the way so I chose to do a Christmas Card.  This is a Northwoods stamp that I love.

We had a cold front come through today and it is freezing tonight!  I am not ready for this.
Entering in a few challenges:
Creative Craft Challnge2:  Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Button It Up
Through The Craftroom Door:  Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps:  Christmas
Papercrafting Journey:  Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow:  Button It.