Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Fall Sunflowers Round Easel Card


Fall, my favorite time is year! I will be happy to have some cooler days ahead, after the sauna like days we have here in Northeast Ohio. 

There is brand new beginning over at A Perfect Time To Craft challenge blog! Come On and get your craft on and enter to win some very nice prizes! Always Anything Goes, Cards, Atc's Mixed Media, you know it, create it!

Thanks goes out to our fab sponsor this month Sheepski Designs for the wonderful images to work with and prizes!

I chose to work with the Sunflowers. After coloring my flowers with colored pencils, I put together a round easel card, using various round die cuts and solid and patterned paper. I love how it turned out with all the rich colors of Fall. 

                          Add a few die cut leaves, a pretty bow and a butterfly to hold your top up

                                                                        What do you think?!

I hope to see your creations,


This is Halloween


Oooooo, it is quickly approaching......Halloween! Fall and Halloween are my favorite time of year and holiday!

My maternal Grandma's are responsible for my love of Fall and their favorite holiday, Halloween!

Family lore speaks about my Great Grandma running away with the circus at the age of 14, traveling with the circus for many years, as a costume designer! She shared many stories of her time with the circus, and shared her baubles she picked up in her travels, as a matter of fact I have you tarot card set.

I am sharing my project, I designed for the This Is Halloween Challenge Blog

Using the Grunge Tag die cut set from Studio Light, I die cut my pieces for the tag, adhered them together, adding a few elements from the tag set and one of the many Spooky Kooky, guys from Tim Holtz, paper dolls, Halloween set. Isn't he delightful?!!

Join me in the challenge and get your craft on!!


Sunday, August 22, 2021

Merry Mermaid Shrine Gecko Galz


We at Gecko Galz challenge blog are all about Mermaids this month!! Get your craft on and join us over on the blog for a chance to win a $25.00 shopping spree at Gecko Galz!!!!

My first project made good use of pieces I had in my stash box. I love use upcycle items in my work and cast offs, as a matter of fact all pieces in my first project came from my cast off stash box. The base for my shrine is a wood stamp that is the date, day, time stamp, a piece of a dowel from another project, an altoid tin lid, from another projects, beads, and garlic netting! My image is from Gecko Galz of course!!

                                                                      First up my Mermaid Shrine

I painted and inked all the metal pieces with Tim Holtz Speckles Egg ink. Next wrap the dowel in jute, and drill a hole in the block to hold the dowel, I added a bit of glue to hold the the dowel in the hole. String beads on dowel if desired, set aside. For the lid part of the shrine, I cut out the image, lightly inked the edges with walnut ink. Cover the back of the image with pop dots or pop tape, adhere to the inside of the lid. Cut a piece of netting from your garlic bulb bag and adhere a little piece at a time to the back of the tin lid, taking care as you hot glue it on. * You my need to stretch to fit. I covered the back of the tin with a scrap for a finished look. Embellish till your hearts desire! I made a rosette using a Tim Holtz die, a piece of pearls on a string, and a flat back pearl.!!

My make to celebrate Mermaids again, is a set of mermaid magnets!  Upcycle Christmas magnets purchased for 25 cents each! after the season, covered with watercolor paper for a nice background for the images, that I pop dotted for extra dimension, with inked edges and added small beach worthy embellishments.

Thanks for taking a look


Saturday, August 21, 2021

Vintage matching journal and bookmark Arty Divas



I proudly design for Arty Divas, challenge blog. Be sure to click the link and link up your creation for a chance to win some wonderful prizes!!  Anything goes! all the time!

Check out this gorgeous kit from Lilli Rain Designs that I got to work with!! I love all things vintage, so of course I fell in love with this kit!

Plenty of lovely paper, and embellishments, and gorgeous vintage ladies!

I created a journal and matching book mark, using an inexpensive bound notebook. Perfect for whatever you need to note or journal! 

Pretty straight forward instruction, cut all images out, ink edges, adhere paper of your choice to the                                               front  of the journal, and embellish till your heart is content!!

See you next time!


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

F is For F Words Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

 Hello Snark Lovers,

I have finally found a challenge right up my creative alley!! Yep, you read it right, F is For F Words!!

The Sisters over at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers are having fun with this challenge and I am                                                          adding my F word creation to the mash up!

                                                                Warning, F word ahead....

Using one of all time favorite papers, Graphics 45, and the Art Deco Lady stamp. from Graphics 45, I whipped up an Easel card, with the perfect F word stamps from Viva Las Vegas stamps.

Wish Me Luck!


Gecko Galz November Challenges....Victorian Fantasy

 Hello, Join us over at  Gecko Galz Blog  and get your craft on with our theme for this month, Victorian Fantasy! Great prizes to be won, an...