7 Kids College Fund ~ Fluffy!

Hello nd happy Wednesday!   Sorry for being MIA these last few weeks ~ between trying to adjust to working full-time and getting ready for a housewarming party this last Saturday, my time has been sooooooo limited.   And, on top of it, I’m once again REALLY behind in emails also ~ I apologize to anyone waiting to hear from me, but I just haven’t been able to do it all.   I promise to get back to everyone later this week.   Thanks for your unending patience with me!!

Today we have a new challenge for you at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog, hosted this week by the awesome Wendy Ramlakhan ~ FLUFFY!   Pretty interesting, don’t you think?!     We’d love to see your cards using felt, suede, Flower Soft, etc

I did struggle a bit with this one and finally added a little Flower Soft to Tilda’s flowers.   The FS I used was actually Polar White!   I added a few drops Copic ink from a R81 reinker and mixed it up – kind of reminded me of dying coconut!!   LOL

I’ve used some of the new 6×6 papers from Magnolia ~ Sweet Rainbow, Dark Pink Rainbow flowers and Pink Plaid.  I really LOVE these colors!   And, I added a gold LOVE charm, tied to the ribbon with gold elastic cord.

I hope you have time to hop over to the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog to check out all the awesome FLUFFY cards from the DT.   I know you’ll be inspired to join us for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping in today!


7 Kids College Fund ~ It’s getting hot, hot, hot!

UGH!!    All I can say is …  it’s getting LATE, late, late!!

I just finished the post for the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge  (1:00 AM)!     And I just don’t have the energy to do much more than tell you there’s a new challenge today at 7 Kids College Fund.

All the details for this challenge can be found HERE.

I’m really sorry for cutting this short … but, I started  a new job last week – after over a year of being home and enjoying myself!!   Unfortunately, I start  at 7:30 AM —  NEED to get some sleep.

I do promise to update this post with all the necessary details on this card SOON and hope that you’ll bear with me while I transition into VERY limited crafting time!     😦

Thank you.  Have a great day.

Tiddly Inks Tuesday ~ Going Goth!

Hello and welcome to a new Tiddly Inks challenge!

This month, the theme of our challenges is “LET’S BE DIFFERENT“!

First up is – Going Goth!   Create a fun “dark” card   I must admit, this one was a little tough for this grandma of 8!!   But, after a little research on the internet, I felt ready to tackle it!

This gorgeous image by one of my fav illustrators, Christy Croll, is called BELLE and she’s available for immediate download over at Tiddly Inks.   So, I guess that’s the reason Belle of the Ball, really stuck in my mind for a title on this one.

You’ll find plenty of awesome Gothic characters for this challenge at Tiddly Inks ~ the hardest part will be deciding which ONE to use!   I HAD to choose two ~ The floor was made using a partial TI image ~ Grunge Checkerboard .

I even pulled out some Halloween paper ~ Basic Grey’s eerie 6×6 pad.   Unfortunately not a lot of it shows … there are lots of spider webs and spiders, along with some purple-ish flowers.

I guarantee if you hop over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog, you’ll be blown away by the gorgeous Gothic creations from the amazingly talented DT … you’ll definitely be inspired to join us for this fun challenge ~ even if some people call you grandma!  🙂


  • Tiddly Inks ~ Belle
  • Tiddly Inks ~ Grunge Checkerboard
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • MS black glitter cs
  • PTI ~ stampers select cardstock
  • Basic Grey ~ eerie DP
  • Distress Ink ~ shabby shutters, black soot
  • Cuttlebug corner die
  • Stickles ~ diamond
  • Miscellaneous lacey, frilly ribbon
  • Black glitter self-adhesive dots
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics used:
  • dress – T0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
  • skin – E000, 00, 11
  • hair – YG01, 93, 97

House Mouse Monday ~ Jewels

Happy House Mouse Monday my friends! 

It’s time again for a new challenge at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog!   Our challenge this week, brought to us by THE nicest, sweetest lady in blogland, my friend Miss America is adding JEWELS or jewelry to your card or project.    America not only chose this challenge, she also sent awesome surprise packages to each DT member with LOTS of different jewels, beads, charms … too much to list!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

For this cute little PRIMA Ballerina ~ actually named TWINKLE TOES, I’ve used a string of  silver beads – attached with double-sided super sticky tape, a silver charm for her crown  (we couldn’t have a PRIMA Ballerina without a crown!), some silver metal flowers to which four teeny, tiny silver circle beads were attached to the center.   

Phew … thank goodness for bifocals!    

Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

Prima Ballerina

I also decided to take a stab at a Diamond Fold card, using Bette’s tutorial over at Splitcoast … after several attempts at this folding technique, I finally decided that you have to be smarter than the paper!   Apparently, I wasn’t for awhile.   But, eventually I got and really love the look of this type of card.

You’ll definitely want to take a peek at all the goregous jewel cards from the Design Team!!   And, hopefully, you can join us for this fun challenge.    All the details can be found HERE.

Hope your week is off to a great start.  


Copic Creations ~ Distressing with Copics & TWO-YEAR Copic Blogoversary!!

Happy Wednesday!!

It’s finally time to celebrate our TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY over at the Copic Creations challenge blog!!   Wooo hoooo, I never would have thought we’d still be around!!    But, I’m sure glad we are!    We’ve got LOTS of prizes to celebrate  … you really MUST stop over to see the entire list!    AND, some of the DT members will be having blog candy on their personal blogs too!!

I also have some candy!!     In honor of our BLOGOVERSARY, I’d like to give one of you a …

$25.00 Gift Certificate to 7 Kids College Fund!!!    

(my FAVORITE place to shop!)

All you have to do is leave your name and blog address on the Inlinkz form below.   If you don’t have a blog … no worries – just use my link (https://mycardz.wordpress.com)    You’ll have until June 14th at 12:00 PM CDT to enter.

Our challenge today is Distressed/Vintage cards or projects with Copics.   We’d love to have YOU join us for a chance to win these fabulous prizes!!   All the details can be found HERE.


I’m hoping this card looks a little vintage to you!   I really have issues with this style.   I have to smile every time I see this image though … it’s from Crafty Secrets (our sponsor this week) and from a set called Fishing Buds.

I love, love, love the old fashioned kewpie dolls and the face on the little one on the end just really cracks me up!   Here’s a link if you’re interested in reading the “story” of kewpie dolls.

So, don’t forget to stop over at the Copic Creations challenge blog to check out all the amazing prizes being given away!!   You won’t want to miss this one!!

(details on this card to be added later … sorry about that!)