7 Kids College Fund ~ Halloween

Halloween certainly seems to be a VERY popular theme this week!   This is my 3rd challenge card with this theme.   This time it’s for the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog.

I’ve used one of the cutie pie new release images from LaLa Land, now up for preorder at 7 Kids College Fund.   This is Big Panda Marci.

The sentiment is from an old pack of Halloween stickers in my stash from Jolee’s boutique – but thought it would be fun to match Marci’s shiney black boots!

Be sure to take a peek at the adorable Halloween cardz from the 7KCF DT  right HERE.   I hope you will join us for this fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tiddly Inks Challenge ~ Manly Men

Today’s challenge at Tiddly Inks is to create a MASCULINE card or Father’s Day card.

I’ve used the image called SANDY MEMORIES, and thought this computer generated sentiment would make a great Father’s Day card …

A couple of years ago at my nephew’s wedding in New Jersey on the beach ~ all the bridesmaids wore gorgeous dresses in this teal color.    Since then, the color combo of teal & sand has always been one of my favorites and brings back memories of that beautiful wedding!

The flag was added using the end of a toothpick with a small piece of DP wrapped around it.  The sand castle was colored with Copics and then I applied some Ultra Fine Flower Soft in sand.   Here’s a quick closeup of that …

 So, I hope you can pop over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog to check out the other MANLY MEN cards from the awesome Design Team, and of course, be inspired to join us for this challenge.

Thanks for your visit today.


House Mouse Monday ~ Green & Gold!

Happy House Mouse Monday!!!   (awww, it feels like “home” to be typing this again!)

I hope you’ve had a great weekend!

Our challenge today at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog is GREEN & GOLD .… for any GB Packers fans out there ~ these colors will ring true to you!    I’m even a born and raised GB fan and truly had issues with this challenge!!     Eeeek!       (BTW, I was NOT the one in charge of choosing this challenge!!!)

Our challenge today is to (this is taken exactly from our challenge roster at the HM  challenge blog)   …   Football Frenzy:  Inspired by the Super Bowl winning team Green Bay Packers Colors, over all
theme, team etc.,
and chosen by our very own Stephanie of the HMDT!    (she’s definitely one loyal fan!!)

This HM stamp is called Lemonade Bubbles, and I thought it might just work for this challenge … adding a little GREEN and GOLD!        All the details on this card can be found below.

I hope you have a few minutes to check out the aweome Green & Gold samples from our always inspiring DT!    All the details can be found HERE.    Thanks for stopping by today!


Heard you’ve been under the weather …

Awwwww … this cute little pup is for my monthly Sundays With Crissy challenge post!    Isn’t he soooooooo cute?!    He’s called IN THE DOGHOUSE by Crissy Armstrong and available as a digi image at Whimsy Stamps.   I thought he would work perfect for one of my grand kids who has been sick with the stomach flu.

 Now it’s your turn to show us your Flower themed card!! There will be five free digi’s given
to one lucky challenge participant who will be chosen by Random.org at the end
of the month.   Still plenty of time left!

 You may now use images from any company and still be included in
the draw for the blog candy prize! Those who use one of Crissy’s images, either
from her rubber or digital collections will be entered twice in the draw. But
please respect the rule of no more than three entries per month. Otherwise your
entries could be deleted.

Don’t forget to add
some flowers to your cards and then pop over to THIS
to enter your card!

Thanks for visiting today!   Almost time for the weekend … Yay!


Handsome Edwin!

Isn’t he a handsome guy?! I so seldom am able to use Edwin on a card, and thought he was so adorable in this new Butterfly Dreams image, that I HAD to color him up! This is EDWIN WITH BUTTERFLY from Magnolia.

He seemed to fit perfectly on the STONE WALL image also from Magnolia. Both have been colored with Copics. The butterfly in his hand and the various butterflies on the card have been paper pieced using matching DP, and then a small rhinestone was attached for their bodies.

The sentiment is computer generated.

Speaking of Magnolia … have you heard that 7 Kids College Fund now has the newest & cutest


up for preorder in the store??!!     Right HERE!

Thanks for stopping by  today!


7 Kids College Fund ~ Circle Cardz

For today’s new challenge at the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog, we’re featuring Circle Cardz ~ either circle shaped cards or circles included on your card or project.

As you can see, I’ve made a circle easel card.   I’ve followed this easy tutorial http://debbiepsplace.blogspot.com/2010/04/using-nestabilities-for-easel-cards-and.html

This cutie from the Magnolia Butterfly Dreams collection  is called Tilda with Lace Jeans and she’s IN STOCK at 7 Kids College Fund!   

The DP is from the new Basic Grey 6×6 paper pad ~ Lauderdale.   I’m in love with the rich jewel tone colors in this collection, now available at 7KCF.

I thought this sentiment was perfect for what seems to be a “concerned” look on Tilda’s face!

I hope you can join us for this fun challenge!   All the details and the gorgeous circle cards from the DT can be found on the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping in today.


Tiddly Inks Birthday Blog Hop!

Tiddly Inks Puzzler Adventure

I was soooo excited to read that Tiddly Inks, my FAVORITE stamp company, is celebrating their first birthday with a Puzzler Adventure beginning tonight at 9:00 p.m.!    Please click  HERE  for all the details.

This little cutie is Lilli Claire ~ Did You Hear?   Isn’t she just adorable?!    I quickly colored her up as soon as I heard about tonight’s hop … the recipient of this one may need some sunglasses since it turned out just a little bright I’d say!   🙂

The DP is from my new FAVORITE Basic Grey collection ~ Lauderdale,  I love all the bright, rich colors in this one!

So, don’t forget to check out all the details for the Tiddly Inks birthday celebration tonight!!

I’d also like to take the opportunity to extend HUGE congrats to Christy Croll the creative genius and mastermind behind Tiddly Inks!!   Here’s to many, many more birthdays!   Cheers!   🙂

Thanks for stopping in tonight.


Berry Sweet Tilda!

I’ve really been missing coloring Tilda ~ It’s been way too long!    Sooooo, when I found this strawberry DP the other day, I thought it would be a perfect match for this cutie.   This is Sweet Tilda from the Raising the Ceiling collection, along with Fruit Label from the A Little Yummy for Your Tummy collection.

As you can see, I went a little DOTTY crazy  trying to match Tilda’s apron to the strawberries!    I’ve used some Liquid Pearls in White Opal for all the dots.   The sentiment is from an older PTI set called Green Thumb and it seemed to be made for the Fruit Label  . . .

Hope you’re having a good week!    Thanks for visiting.


7 Kids College Fund ~ April Showers …

April Showers Bring May Flowers!   

Thank goodness too  … otherwise, it would be very hard to endure these recent dreary, rainy days we’ve been having here in Wisconsin!

It’s time for a new challenge at the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog.   This week, we’re letting YOU choose – either SHOWERS or FLOWERS.

This cutie is from the Bildmalarna collection  at 7 Kids ~ Mimosa Umbrella.   I’ve used the Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals die on some white felt for the clouds.

And, the inside is BLOOMING with May flowers . . .

I hope you can pop over to the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog to see all the gorgeous creations from the Design Team.    And, hopefully, you’ll be inspired to join us for a $20.00 7 Kids College Fund gift certificate prize!!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Copic Creations ~ Favorite Paper for Copic Coloring



Hellooooo out there!    I hope there are a few of you who still remember me.   🙂     I know it’s been ages.    We’re finally all moved into the new house … not necessarily all unpacked, but we’re getting there!      Now, I’m dealing with over 2,000 emails from the past month and a half!!    Holy moly, I’ve missed a lot.    Hopefully, anyone waiting for a response will have a little patience with me since I’m moving very slowly.    

I’m happy that my first post after this long absence is for today’s Copic Creations challenge.   I think we’ve got a great one today too!     We even have a poll on the blog for you to vote for your favorite paper.

The Design Team was provided with one of the newest Copic papers  — Cryogen White  — from the Paper Temptress, our sponsor this week.   

I must tell you …. I LOVE, love, love this paper!    It’s like coloring on butter!    LOL    All the details AND a chance for you to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to try this paper for yourself can be found at the Copic Creations challenge blog.



In addition to ALL that I’ve missed over the last couple of months during our move, I also missed several birthdays — soooo, I thought this ADORABLE  image from InStyle Stamps would be perfect for a belated birthday card.   

Isn’t she the cutest?    This is, of course, Alice (from Wonderland), part of the new Fairy Tales Collection from InStyle Stamps — you can find the whole set HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today ~ I’ve missed you all!   I hope you have a few minutes to check out our Favorite Paper challenge at the Copic Creations challenge blog and all the awesome sample cards from the Design Team.


Happy Birthday to the Boss Lady!

Smiley from millan.net 

Yay!   My dear friend and “boss lady” from 7 Kids College Fund ~ Tab Dromiack ~ is having a birthday today!!   Sooooo, a few of us from the Design Team decided to have a SURPRISE cyber birthday party for her.   We’ve all made some very special birthdays cards in her honor.   

I’ve used some of  my VERY favorite Bella babes for Tab’s card!   

(I was super excited to hear that 7 Kids will soon be carrying these stamps in the store!!)  





All the gorgeous DT birthday cards can be found HERE.    I hope you’ll stop by to join us in wishing  Tab a Happy Birthday!

Smiley from millan.net



  • Stamping BellaHuggyBellas  (SOON to be added at 7 Kids College Fund!)
  • PTI cardstock
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • My Mind’s Eye ~ Fine and Dandy collection DP
  • Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels Four
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur 
  • EK Success leaf punch
  • Target $1 section ~ teeny, tiny flower punch
  • Miscellaneous brad, primas & ribbons
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics:   BG000, 72, 75;  RV34;  R20, 30;  YR23, 24, 31;  E000, 00, 02, 11, 13, 18, 30;  G12

All That Scraps ~ A Sketch


Helloooo out there!    Hopefully, some of you still remember me!     Sorry for the lack of posts, but we have sooooooooooo much to get done before our big move on March 21st!     Thank you ALL for your congrats on our sale/purchase — I really appreciate it.   

Smiley from millan.net

This will actually be my last post for awhile for the All That Scraps Wednesday challenge blog  …  at least until some time in April when I hope to be a little more sane!   (knock on wood)

Our challenge this week is an AWESOME sketch designed by the equally AWESOME Rachel Schneider of the ATS Design Team:



I’ve used one of the newest cuties, released this month at All That Scraps, C.C. Designs ~ Spring Kiki La Rue.  



Please be sure to take a peek at all the cards from the All That Scraps challenge DT using Rachel’s sketch – and be sure to give it a try … you’ll like it!

So, I hope to be posting a couple of cards during the next month  …   probably only for the Copic Creations challenge — I just couldn’t give that one up!    I hope you’ll stop back for a peek at those on the 1st and 15th.

Thanks for visiting today – hope you’re having a good week.


All That Scraps ~ Valentines (NO Red or Pink!)



Happy Wednesday!    Our challenge today at the All That Scraps challenge blog  is Valentines without using Red or Pink!    Now that’s a tough one!  

I decided to go with a black and yellow bumble bee theme, starting with paper from Bo Bunny’s new Crush 6×6 paper pad.    This cutie Tilda from Magnolia is actually called Dragonfly Tilda  … but I cheated and colored her as a bumble bee!



Her wings were stamped onto vellum paper, cut out and attached to the backside of Tilda and then some icicle Stickles were added.    The sentiment is computer generated along with some stamped bees from PTI’s flower garden sentiments stamp set.     

I also added a bee button from my stash which has been attached to a black button.    Trying to keep all the bees similar, I’ve added icicle Stickles to all the wings!



I hope you have a chance to stop over at the All That Scraps Wednesday challenge blog to see LOTs of awesome non-red or pink Valentine ideas.

Thanks for stopping in today!


Happy Super Bowl Sunday!!


Well, I certainly couldn’t let this day pass without some sort of CHEER for the home team!   🙂



Do you have big plans for the game?    Talk about Packer Fever – it seems to be the ONLY topic of conversation in the entire STATE!!   

I was amazed when we went to the grocery store yesterday evening  …  it was jam packed!!  I actually heard that Super Bowl Sunday is the second highest day for food consumption!!!   (Thanksgiving is first.)    

We’ll see who will be smiling tomorrow!

Enjoy the game for those of you who are planning to watch ~ I personally like the commercials the best!  


All That Scraps ~ Let it Snow


Time for a new challenge over at the All That Scraps challenge blog!    This week we’re featuring one of my least favorite topics ~ LET IT SNOW.     I’m so ready for winter to be over, so I was really dragging my butt on doing this card … until I found this fun, BRIGHT snowflake paper in my stash!    And, of course, coloring this cutie from C.C. Designs called  Teddy Emma, was LOTS of fun!



 I hope you have a chance to pop over to the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge blog to see all the SNOWY creations from the DT!

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!