So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easter Blessings

Linda has challenged us to make a square card for Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 101. I decided to combine it with an Easter card.
                                      Hope to see your entry here!

The yellow cs is from GKD, with Carolees Creations dp. I used Labels 2 by Spellbinders to cut out the image of the bunny and the saying. The stamps were Blessings 2012 by MFP a Heinrich Company and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics and highlighted with Sakura glitter pens. Added some embellishments, stickers, pearls, brads and a ribbon. The background was sponged with Memento Summer Sky and the the sentiment stamped with Memento Danube Blue.

Happy Easter!

Looking forward to seeing your square card creation!
Easter Blessings

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pretty in Pink

This is for Speedy Fox and Friends challenge -- use shades of pink! I found LOTS of shades to use!
                                              Here is the spot to enter your pink creation!

I made a side step card from white cs and then the backgrounds is with Strawberry freeze cs by GKD. The dp is GCD Studios Spring in Bloom. I also used a variety of pink shades of ink from Memento Rose Bud  Vivic Raspberry and Galore Raspberry. The stamp set is from MFP a Heinrich Company Floral Tea and  the images were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento and colored with Copics and highlighted with Sakura glitter pens. Added sine fkiwersm a hatpin, brads and pearls for embellishments.

Looking forward to seeing your creation in shades of pink! If anyone needs a baby card...this could be the perfect challenge...and also would make a lovely Mother's Day or Easter card! Happy creating!

Take a Moment to Yourself

Friday, March 23, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Liebster Blog Award...

I just received this award from Katie
and had no idea what it meant.
Then I read further....
Well, so with that...
'Liebster' in German means 'dearest',

The idea of the award is to draw attention to blogs with less than 200 followers and pass the award on to 5 other bloggers all in the spirit of fostering new connections.

The rules for the award are :  

1. Show your appreciation to the person who gave it to by thanking them and linking back to their blog.
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and follow.
4. Leave a comment to the 5 bloggers to let them know you have chosen them for the award.

So I have some 'thank you's to give...
Thank you for giving me this award

Now in light of keeping this Award going, I would like to give this award to :

You always keep me smiling, I can hear your giggle and inspiration and I so enjoy your sense of humor!

You have been so thoughtful and kind and I enjoy your creativity!

You always have something kind to say, so supportive and thoughtful and you do the most beautiful coloring!

You did such an awesome job of introducing me to what it means to be on a Design Team, so patient and full of great guidance!

You make being on a Design Team fun with all of your support, good words and positive attitude!

For all of you I enjoy looking at your creations and are inspired by your creative ways! Thank you for being a part of my stamping world! How lucky I am to have met you all online!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Enjoy the Day -- Happy Mother's Day

This is for Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge -- clean and simple one layer card. This was a challenge for me because I LOVE layers! :-))

                                                   Here is the spot to enter that creation!

I used white cs by GKD...folded in half and that is the one and only layer! I embossed it with a Paper Studio embossing folder Whimsy Frame and it was the perfect size for the Mother's Magnolia stamp set by MFP a Heinrich Company that is just coming out for March! What a fun stamp set to work with!

After embossing I chalked the background and the embossing folder with yellow chalk from Chalk-Ah-Lot and stamped the image in the middle and the saying with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Then colored with Copics and highlighted with Sakura glitter pens and added 4 pearls and a bow. The inside has NO dp added...only stamped with 2 smaller magnolias and the sentiment! Again colored with Copics.

Hope you can get your creative fingers going and make that clean and simple one layer card!

Enjoy the Day in yellow!

Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


For Fun Challenge this week has no sponsor and the challenge is to use CIRCLES! What creation can you make using circles?

I had found a box of embossed cards by DCWV that came with the fronts already embossed and one of them happened to be retro circles! SO it was perfect for this challenge! I used Chalk-Ah-Lot powdered chalk and applied it directly to the circles. After wiping the chalk off (which you do NOT need to apply fixative) I stamped each circle with GKD Bring the Bling Stamps and the word friends from GKD Friends stamp set and then used brads to decorate with. Some were plain circle brads and some were flowers. Added a polka dot (circle) bow.

The inside was covered with Amscan dp and I adhered little buttons in the flowers and attached flower buttons to the Labels 3 die cut which was stamped with GKD Friends stamp set. The perfect card to now send to a friend!

Looking forward to seeing your circle creation! Happy creating!


Inside greeting

Monday, March 12, 2012

Thank You Center Step Card

This is for MyGrafico using the Vintage bundle by lil ellaboudy Designs. These are great black and white images and I found the way to use several of them!

I used a Center step card made from white cs and used black cs GKD for backgrounds....the rest are all the digi images from lil ellaboudy. I used Spellbinders to cut some of them out...Classic Scalloped Rectangles, Beaded Ovals, Labels 20, Rectangles and the paper cutter! Also used Recollections brads, pearls, flower brads and some black ribbon. The metal Thank You if by Craft Essentals. I was pleased with how quickly it actually went together. Once you have your parts measured it is a matter of cut and glue!!

Thank You!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Happy Birthday

Welcome to Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge ... use chalk mixed with glue. It is not too difficult to do...simply put down a dab of glue and get your brush moist with glue....then put it in the chalk....bring it back to your dab of glue and mix and mix....keep adding until you get the desired color....I do it all with a paint brush and then paint my spot! Wash off with water and do the same for another color! Give it a try!!! You will be surprised at how easy and fun it is to do!!!

This one I used the Paper Studio Whimsy embossing folder and then applied the chalk direct to paper over the embossed area...wiped it off...then stamped the image from Stamp N Plus Scrap N with Grape Jelly Memento ink and also the Happy Birthday sentiment from Stamp  N Plus Scrap N. This was done on white GKD cs. Then I did the chalk with glue mixtures and painted my image...just did one color at a time. After it dried, I used the Sakura Glitter pens for a little accent. NO markers were used on this one at all!

Then the background was sponged with chalk direct to paper to create some green grass, blue sky and yellow sun. Added some ribbons, a bow and some pearls....and Happy Birthday to you!!!

Hope you will join us for this challenge!

Happy Birthday to You!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tweet Blessings

This is for Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge -- create a Bingo card. The challenge was to create a Bingo card using the 3 boxes going either horizontal, vertical or diagonal. I opted to do the boxes that were Glitter, Embossing folder, Piercing. Hope you can come up with a creation too!

The card is Onyx by GKD cs with dp by SEI Moonrise and DCWV Lemon Flower. The gold glitter was embossed with the  Sizzix Damask Set of embossing folders and then placed inside the Rectange Frame by Spellbinders that was diecut with the DCWV dp. I punched the holes out and then pierced inside of the holes so you could see the black cs. Added a bow and bird house charm from MFP a Heinrich Company to add a little "flavor".

The inside uses MFP a Heinrich Company Tweet Blessings stamp set. It was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and placed inside the Rectangles Frame. Added a few pearls to the front and the inside...and it is complete!

The "BINGO" front -- glitter, embossing folder, piercing

The inside greeting

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cooking Up a Sweet Wish

This is For Fun Challenge.....use a cat or dog. I was SO excited to used my Inky Antics stamps!! I just love them!!

I used the Inky Antics Baking Kitty Honey Pop one an created the Chef kitty on the front on white cs from GKD with the dp paper by Design Originals by McLaughlin and the gold cs is Paper Adventures. Colored with Coppics, Sakura glitter pens and then added some embellishments and a ribbon. Cut out Ms, Chef with Labels 5 Spellbinders diecut.

The inside was covered with dp and then stamped and colored. Added the final touch of HoneyPop pink paper and some embellishments. I put on a paw brad on the front and the inside to wrap a cord around to tie the card shut. Now have  cooked up a sweet wish for a purr-fectly delicious birthday!

Cooking Up a Sweet Wish

Happy Birthday pop up!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Lucky.....Happy St. Patty's Day

This is my version of a St. Patty's Day card for MyGrafico -- using St. Patrick's Clip Art by Stockberry Studio. *Here is where to enter your creation..until March 16

I used Key Lime GKD cs and Best Creation Inc. dp. The LUCKY bingo card was printed off the computer and the Bingo markers were the Clip art pieces. Added some stickers, a little bling and a bow. The inside was  a Hallmark graphic and saying with some stickers. Nice, quick and easy and Happy Day to someone Lucky!

LUCKY St. Patty's Day

And top of the morning to you!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Before getting to today's challenge I want to send a big thank you to all of you who took the time to join us for our first Hop. I was excited to have some new followers and enjoyed reading all of your comments. Now as for the winners....they are posted on the Chalk-Ah-Lot blog. All of the names from my blog were placed in a bowl and the name drawn was :
                     Purple Card LadyMar 1, 2012 01:08 PM who said....
                                                       Lovely creation! TFS!
Here is what to do if you are a winner: email Craftyscrapper2@yahoo.com putting blog hop  winner in the subject line and include your mailing address.


Mini Stamp sets Barbara's & Martha's Prize   Purple Card Lady & Rachel B
Buzz N Magic Glue Cindy's Prize Barbara
Buzz N Magic Paint Jennifer's Prize  Lorrie Jonas
Cloud Stencil Tammylee's Prize   karen In Houston
Lined Grid Katie's Prize     Sunshine Honeybee
Set of 2 Metallic chalks Tameko's Prize  Creatively His
Challenge prize set of 4 chalks   Tsunami Rose
Please email me at
Please put blog hop winner subject line and include your mailing address.

This is for the Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge to use chalk with glue. It is so truly amazing what this chalk will do!! * Here is the place to enter your challenge!

I used Passionate Pink cs by GKD and white cs by GKD. The white was embossed with a Paper Studio embossing folder, GEO Flowers. I then mixed chalk with glue and painted in each of the flowers, wiped off the excess and when all the flowers were done covered the whole thing with stardust chalk and glue mixed and then wiped off. Doesn't show real well in the picture but it does give a shiny background look.

The umbrella which is a Stamp N Plus Scrap N stamp was painted with chalk and glue mixed, accented with Sakura glitter pens and then cut out and popped on the frton. The sentiment (also from Stamp N Plus Scrap N0 is stamped in Blue Danube Memento ink and cut out with Ribbon Tags Trio by Spellbinders.

The corners of the white is punched with flowers, added some flower rads, ribbon and buttons and a bow and April Showers Bring May Flowers!!

Looking forward to your creation of chalk with glue and this week the prize is a set of 4 chalks! So get creative and show us what you can do!

This is entered in Gingerloft Challenge Spring

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Bear!

This is for Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge ... Week 97...recycle something. I recycled a ribbon holder that I received from another cardmaker. Here is the website to enter your recycle project

This is a simple masculine birthday card...never seem to have enough of them! The card is on brown cs from MFP, with white cardstock by GKD embossed with Tim Holtz Cattails embossing folder. The folder was colored with Copics and Sakura glitter pens and the background was sponged with Summer Sky Memento ink and Yellow Galore. The bear image was stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento ink on parchment paper by MFP and cut out with Labels 5 Spellbinders. The sentiment was also.  The stamp is MFP a Heinrich Company North American Woods.

Added some bling and some ribbon to the recycled ribbon holder from Joan. I will be looking forward to seeing your recycled creation!

Happy Birthday

Very simple inside

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Blog Hop!! Day 3

                                         Welcome to Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe's
                                                       First Blog Hop!
                                                  Feb 28th - March 1st
                                          That gives you 3 days to play!
                                                   Here is my project!

This is the last day of the Blog Hop! I hope you have been enjoying the hop and make sure to leave comments on every one! You could be the winner!!!

This card was done on Pumpkin Spice cs by GKD, White cs by GKD, DCWC Serenity w/foil dp. The background was embossed with Crafts-Too Garden Flowers Embossing folder. Then I stamped it with Versa Mark and then used Ritzy chalk ( Looks like copper) and sponged it all over the folder. It really glistens nicely! The image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Stamp N Plus Scrap N stamp and I colored it with Copper Sakura Glitter pen, accented with gold glitter and then the background was sponged with gold nugget chalk. I added some lace, ribbon, bow, flower, sun brad, pearls and a hat pin. It is truly amazing what you can do with this chalk!

Come back each day for more chances and to see
great projects from the team!

Please hop along with us!
You have a chance to win a different prize at each design team's blog.
Prizes include
Mini Stamp sets Barbara's & Martha's Prize
Buzz N Magic Glue Cindy's Prize
Buzz N Magic Paint Jennifer's Prize
Cloud Stencil Tammylee's Prize
Lined Grid Katie's Prize
Set of 2 Metallic chalks Tameko's Prize
and more!
At the challenge blog we are giving away a 4 pc chalk set.
You must be a follower to win prizes.
 Just comment on each blog and
becoming a follower on each person's blog
The names will be drawn by each team member for
their blogs.
All  winners will be announced on
March 3rd
 on the Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge Blog.

Hop now!
                                    Barbara (you are here now)

We have a special promotion!
This does not include metallics or stardust.

Stamp N Plus Scrap N
 offers 15 handcrafted unmounted rubber stamps
 on double sticky cushion for wood mounting
 in a 6in by 9in manila envelope
 these stamps are old stock in
 good shape approx retail value of $40 to $50.
The only thing they may need is trimming.
 15 images for Five Dollars
 or 45 images for Twelve Dollars WOW!!!!!

We cannot guarantee there won't be any doubles
if multiple envelopes are purchased as a 
bunch of images were thrown in a bin
 and then stuffed in envelopes.
No doubles in individual envelopes.
WOW! What a sale!

This card has been entered in these challenges:
 Simon Says Anything Goes
Scrapalicious Anything Goes
Crafts & Me Pretty in Lace