Saturday, July 31, 2010

Christmas In July

Well here we go with this one last Christmas in July Card. I made this card after receiving an e-mail from OWH Stars & Stamps for this weeks "Mid-Week Throw-down Challenge". I even decided I likes this card so much I'm going to make lots more for my Christmas Cards this year!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July's Last Color Challenge

This week is our last week of July and that means that it is the last July Color Challenge for The Greeting Farms Wild Card Wednesday Challenges.

Once again the colors seemed a bit odd but they did flow nicely when you layered them together. You will want to check out the Club Anya & Friends Blog over at to see the wonderful samples from their DT and the lovely NEW "Flirty Anya" being release on August 1st.

Seeing Double

This weeks Wednesday Challenge with All that Scraps is a "Double Pocket Card". So in this challenge we are seeing double pockets and double tags but thankfully we are not really seeing double!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday Wisdoms

Today card has a sentiment rich in Wisdom for this Wednesday morning; "Life is a matter of moments". I lost my Mother a little over a year ago and it is every little cherished moment that I remember that helps get me through each day. She was so much more than my mother she was my best friend. She would have loved this new Stampin' Up set as much as I do. I love the flowers and the verse but she would have loved the hummingbird. So this beautiful card goes out in memory of my Mother today. And to all of you I pass along the wisdom to make the every moment count because life is precious and always too short.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

White on White Challenge

This week over at Karen's Doodles is Challenge 21 and that challenge is White on White. You are allowed to use color on you image but the rest of the card; embellishments and all must ALL be WHITE! Please enjoy all the whiteness!!!

Monday Monochromatics

This Monday's Belles 'N Whistles Challenge is "Monochromatic Coloring". Please enjoy.

Friendship Challenge

This challenge is for Doodle Dragon Studio and the theme is "Friendship". In honor of Friendship Day which is this coming Sunday, August 1st. Let get ready to celebrate with this Friends Forever card.

Monday Challenge with TGF

It is actually Tuesday and I've been busy working on all my Monday Challenges. So with further delay here is the 1st Challenge of this last week of July!
My first challenge is with The Greeting Farm and the this is a Club Anya & Friend Monday Mania Challenge hosted by Maire. Her challenge is a "Ribbons & Bows" challenge.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

WooHoo What a Wonderful Week

WooHoo What a Wonderful Week this has been for me. I am so thrilled and delighted to have won not one but three challenges this week!!! Yeah I am indeed doing the "Yeah Me, I'm a Winner Dance" I am just so over-joyed!
Last Monday, for the very 1st time, I won the challenge with Karen's Doodles with the following card design.

This past Thursday I won The Greetings Farm's Scrapbook Challenge for the very 1st time, with the following 8" x 8" scrapbook layout.

And finally this Monday I won The Doodle Dragon Studio Challenge. Not only was this my 1st win with Doodle Dragon Studio's it was my very 1st entry in their Challenges.

Well needless to say this week should be another busy week entering challenges! I totally love what I do and am so blessed to be able to stay home and do just that! I know, what a lucky girl I am!!!

You have a great week and I hope to see you back here real soon.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Embroidery Floss that is; is the subject matter for The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday Challenge. All you need to do is to use some embroidery floss on your project. tie some around the project, tie on a button or stitch some on the cards. I just wrapped some around my tag and I was done and on my way to my next project. Thank goodness for an easy one this week!

Summer Fun

This weeks Scrapbook Thursday Challenge at The Greeting Farm is "Summer Fun". Since we didn't have any summer fun pictures we had to head out doors to take a few or two! I had planed to go out and fill up the wading pool to take the pictures in but it happened to be 90+ degrees and it was only 11 AM. So we settled for the sandbox, which is on our covered porch and about 10 degrees cooler. I used baja breeze and white papers to hopefully help this day feel a bit cooler as well!

Getting Up To Date

This week has been simply crazy but finally I am getting thing caught up, Yeah!! This weeks Wild Card Wednesday with The Greetings Farm is another color combination. This week's challenge is Citrus Summer, using the colors olive green, summer sun and pumpkin pie.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge

Again this one is late but not so late as the last one. At least I managed to get them in on the same week and in time for the challenge!!! I'm telling you the heat is really bad here but luckily my craft room is cool because we do indeed have central AC. I honestly wouldn't get a thing done if we didn't have central AC.

So All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge was "Anything BUT A Card"! In keeping with the book them I went with a tag or bookmark! I used their sweet coriander fairy.

TGF's This Weeks Monday Mania

OK so this weeks Monday Mania with The Greeting Farm's is a little late! It has been one of those weeks and too hot here in central Pennsylvania to even breath let alone do anything else but trying to stay cool. The good thing is that the AC is keeping up which was a problem a few weeks ago when we hit 100+ everyday.

Well now I have my Monday Mania Challenge done for The Greeting Farm and am ready to share it with you right here again! Their Monday Mania Challenge this week is to make a card representing your favorite book.
Choosing a favorite book was fairly easy for me. I love anything that is Dr Seuss! Since TGF had a kitty stamp set (now retired) it was easy to go with "The Cat in the Hat". Any easy fix to add the Cat's Hat and the addition of a very cute and adorable Sweet Sally and Dear Dick.

Monday, July 19, 2010

OWH Sketch Challenge

If you are not familiar with OWH, it stand for Operation Write Home. They are a wonderful group of ladies who gather hand-made cards and send them to our troops who are still away from home so they may keep in touch with their loved ones. Every Sunday they host Sunday Sketch. This will be my 1st time join them for a challenge. Their sketch for this week is:
And my interpretation of their sketch is below; hope you enjoy.

Don't forget to check back soon to see what is going on here!

Sketching it up with Karen's doodles

This week we are sketching it up with Karen's Doodles and Challenge 20. Hope you enjoy my interpretation of this weeks sketch. I especially love the little "Fairy Fun" digi which I was the lucky winner of this week. Yeah for me! My number was drawn and I was the 2nd place winner meaning I was the lucky winner of 2 digi's from the lovely and talented Karen of Karen's Doodle.

You still have all week (until July 25th) to enter this week challenge. Just hop on over to to grab a FREEBIE digi and make a card with the fabulous sketch they give you there in the challenge blog for the United States.

So Distressing with Belles 'N Whistles

Distressing as in purposely giving that aged, tattered and worn look of vintage that we are all going crazy for right now. Because as we all know the only real distressing thing about Belles 'N Whistles is going on-line to place and order and finding out what we want is temporarily out of stock. Now that is "DISTRESSING"!

Hope you enjoy the card I made for the Belles 'N Whistles "So Distressing" challenge this week. You have until the end of the week to join in on this challenge too, so get busy and have some fun with me. Forgive me, but I'm going to be hoping they draw my number since I don't have all their stamps yet!!! No really if you win I will be extremely thrilled for you.

Have a fantastic day and join me here again soon.

Let's Play in the Sugar Bowl

Today I've been playing in the Sugar Bowl with this terrific Digi from Sugar Nellie. Today's Sugar Bowl Challenge 39 is Lilians Sketch and here is my take on that. Hope you enjoy.

If you would like to join in on this or future challenges, check out the Sugar Nellie Sugar Bowl Challenge Blog at You still have 9 days to enter this challenge and the prize is as sweet as the sugar in the sugar bowl.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Doodle Dragon Studio Challenge

Whoo Hoo another first! This time we are entering Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studio Challenge. Love his Digi's - they are amazingly cute and adorable. This months challenge is a sketch.
So here is my interpretation of this month's Doodle Dragon Studio Sketch Challenge. There is plenty of time to join in on the fun so check it out at

TGF Scarpbook Challenge

It's time again..... for The Greeting Farms Scrapbook Challenge Thursday. This week's challenge is a sketch. Hope you enjoy my interpretation of this week's scrapbook sketch challenge.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge

It's Wednesday again and time for another Challenge at All That Scraps the home on Sweet November Stamps!!! This weeks challenge is Monochromatic. Love monochromatic challenges, they are always so much fun. Here is my entry for today's challenge.

Another Wild Card Wednesday

It is another Wild Card Wednesday down at The Greeting Farm today!!! Today's Wild Card Wednesday Challenge is another color challenge. This weeks colors are Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze if you are using current Stampin' Up colors. Here is my entry for the contest.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sketching it up with Belles 'N Whistles

This weeks challenge over at Belles 'N Whistles is a Sketch!!! And here is the sample to sketch to follow.
And my interpretation of this Sketch is:

Let's Doodle With Karen

Today Karen's Doodles introduced their 19th challenge, Christmas in July. I don't know about you but I love Christmas, I'm just not thinking about it just yet. Any how I didn't find it too difficult to get into this challenge! Since I have yet to place an order I only have the 2 Freebie Digi's to work with so far. Needless to say I had to twist it up a bit to get Christmas!

Whaa Whoo Blog Candy Galore

Whaa Whoo Blog Candy Galore from the even fabulous and wonderful artist Elisabeth Bell. Up for ONE LUCKY WINNER is the Definitive Blog Candy Give-Away which has the following stamps from the rubber stamp companies the you and I love!

1. Belles 'N Whistles - 7 Beautiful Pre-Cut, genuine polymer stamps - The Forever Young Collection: A Child's Prayer, Merry Go!, Clowning Around, Eden with Teddy, Fairy Play, Little Eden, Princess Tales and Sweet Dreams.

2. Whiff Of Joy - 2 Stamp Kits featuring uncut, beautifully mounted stamps: Scheherazade ( 1001 Nights) with 7 stamps and beautiful sentiments created by the talented Katharina Frei and Aladdin (1001 Nights) with 7 stamps and more beautiful sentiments created by Katharina Frei the owner of Whiff Of Joy Stamps

3. SCACD - 2 Full, uncut, unmounted sheets of yummy stamps. Sampler Edition #4; containing 7 stamps and Sampler Edition #5; containing 7 more delightful stamps.

In total, there are 36 Stamps Including Wonderful Sentiments from Whiff of Joy!

Anyone and Everyone, Anywhere in the world can enter to win this fabulous Blog Candy from the ever talented artist Elisabeth Bell. To enter and for additional details, please check out Elizabeth Bell's Blog here:

Don't delay or hesitate this incredible blog candy is only up until Friday, July 16th at 11:59 PM (Arizona Time). The Winner will be announced on Saturday, July 17th at 12:00 pm (noon).

Good Luck to One and All and above all Have FUN!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

All that Scraps

I was recently introduced to this Fabulous Stamp Company and I'm just loving the things I ordered from them. The company is All that Scraps and their own stamps are Sweet November Stamps. All I can say is they are very sweet!
I purchased 2 of their NEW mermaid sets, a fun word set and a really cute fence stamp. Check out the cards below. I used both mermaid sets and 2 sentiments from the word set I ordered. Are they not just the cutest, especially the little otter. I love otter and he is just "Otterly Adorable"! LOL

TGF ScrapBook Challenge

This weeks ScrapBook Challenge at The Greeting Farm is "TIME-less" Yes, the possibilities are end-less!!!!!! Below is my interpretation for this challenge and as my sentiment indicates "a moment in time".

Friday, July 9, 2010

TGF Farm Fresh Friday Challenge

Today The Greeting Farm's "Farm Fresh Friday" Challenge is a sketch. Below is the card I created for this challenge.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

It's a Color Challenge

This week The Greetings Farm's Wild Card Wednesday is a Color Challenge. The color being called for in this "Color Challenge" are: Lavender, Olive and Pink. A bit unusual but totally do-able. Check out the card below that I created for this challenge.

Don't forget to check out the DT samples at on the Club Anya & Friends Blog.

Karen Doodles Challenge #18

I am so excited to be entering Karen Doodles Challenge this week. It is my 1st challenge with her company. I've just recently found this site and haven't been able to purchase any digi's or stamps from here yet but I do have my "wish list" ready and waiting!!!

This week is Challenge #18 and the inspiration is "Bling it Up"! Below in the card I create for this contest.

Belles 'n Whistles Challenge

This weeks Belles 'n Whistles Challenge is Glitter & Pearls!!! Two of my favorite things and probably yours too! Below is my card for this challenge for their Glitter & Pearls Contest.

Sugar Nellie Challenge #38

I am soooo excited to be entering my very 1st Sugar Nellie Contest. WooHoo!!! Needless to say in my excitement I was so exact in copying the sketch that I completely forgot that their was also a theme. Oopsy-Daisy; I have not one scallop on this card. Unless you want to get very technical and say the wings are scalloped; which will work for me...hope it works for them too!

I just found their site about 2 weeks ago and immediately I fell in love with several of their artist lines. I haven't been able to purchase any stamps from them yet but my wish list is ready! I am so thankful that last week they gave away 3 incredible digi's so I was able to use one of those to enter the contest this week YEAH!! Thanks again; I really appreciate the FREE digi's.
Check them out their store at their is a link to their blog on the store site; don't forget to check that out too!

It's A Sparkly Princess Party...

It's a "Sparkly Princess Party" over at The Greeting Farm's Monday Mania this week. Below is the card I created to submit for that contest.


Welcome Back

Hello and Welcome Back to me!!! It has been along time since I've been here to ramble or share any art work with you all. "Life Happens", some days too much than other! Things are getting back to normal or I am getting back to normal and I'm finally ready to meet and greet all who take the time to visit me here. Thanks for coming today and I do hope you will come back soon. I will be posting samples later today as I am able to put them on and then link them to the appropriate contest sites. Thank you so much for all your love, prayers and support.