Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Thanks to EVERYONE for stopping by to visit my blog and posting comments. This means so much to me. Big hugs.... Happy New Year.....

Party Time

Magnolia image, primas, Sizzix die for flourish, Cosmo Cricket PP and another scrap, Sentiment by G-Studios $1 stamp, offray ribbon, MM brad, Gelly Roll Glaze pen, bead spacers for flower centers. TFL....

Happy Birthday

PP's are Imagnisce and Graphic 45, Bazzill CS, Sentiment by Hero Arts, Magnolia Image, Offray ribbon from my stash. Colored with Copics... TFL

Happy New Year

Thank you Claudia for the GLASS STAMP.... You are a sweetheart. PP's are by Reminisce and Cosmo Cricket. Sentiment from Cutting Cafe. Copics for coloring, Bazzill CS. Thanks for looking...

Happy Anniversary --- Holiday Sketch Challenge

An anniversary card for my son and DIL. I created this card off the Holiday Sketch Challenge from Claudia at Pretty Pressings http://rosaswelt.blogspot.com/. Magnolia images and using up SCRAPS! I love when I can use bits and pieces and make a card! Roses from Michael's wedding dept. MS branch punch, charm from my stash, Offray ribbon.
thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 29, 2008


Please stop by and visit Claudia at http://rosaswelt.blogspot.com/ She is giving away some WONDEFUL blog candy by Stampavie.... I'm sure she would LOVE for you to help her celebrate the NEW YEAR!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Winter Wishes

Bazzill, Melissa Frances PP, Imaginisce PP, Chipboard - SU, offray ribbon, hemp, flower from Dollar Tree, center flower from HL, American Moss - HL, Holly Leaves - MS sticker, Tilda and Christmas ball from Magnolia. TFL... Peggy

Friday, December 5, 2008

Adrienne's Freebie Friday

http://adriennekennedy.typepad.com/my_weblog/ Adrienne is giving away possibly 3 fun filled baskets today of candy! Please stop by and see all her fun goodies!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My friend, Marsha from http://stampingdownsouth.blogspot.com/ left me with a new blog award. Marsha and I share a love with Magnolia, Sarah Kay, Rachelle Ann Miller's stamps. Well, that is just to say a FEW of our favorites..... She's been a sweetheart to me and I love her to death! The kindness she has shown goes above and beyond friendship! Marsha's creations are gorgeous and I hope you will pay her a visit. We love to chat about our grands! She's one special friend!

Here are the rules:the winner may put the logo on their blog;put a link back to the person that sent you the award;nominate 5 blogs;put links to their blogs;leave a message for your nominee.

Wow, how hard it is to pick only 5 blogs! I've visited so many that truly inspire me and I could nominate all that Marsha chose again, but I'll try and pic 5 new ones that I truly love. So here are my selections:
Debby ..... Debby has been a wonderful friend. We write DAILY more times than one to each other. I've grown to know her family as well. She is a dear and true friend to me. I love that about her. Her crafting work is beautiful. I hope you will stop by and visit with her.
Melissa Phillips ......Melissa is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE blogs to watch. Her talent is among the BEST! She shares great recipes too on her blog! :) yum!
Laurie...... a different blog to follow and her TALENTS are amazing. I love her crafting that is not just for cards! Fun blog.
Clarissa ....... Clarissa is a dear friend to me too. I love her long emails. She and I were in a swap on CC's and met. It was so easy to write to her and it was like we'd known each other for life. Her designs are just beautiful. That girl has TALENT! Hope you'll visit her blog.
Elaine ......Elaine and I grew close when we designed for Simply Sentiments. She is such a gifted crafter. She can just take ANYTHING and alter it to dazzle you! I love all her baby cards and craft creations. VERY TALENTED!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/ Please go to Tim Holtz's blog and see the wonderful Christmas tags he is creating. Each day a new tag and all the steps and supplies listed to follow along. TIM ROCKS!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar

Each day a new window will open with a surprise gift for one lucky visitor, the new window will be posted at 00.01 GMT everyday. Katharina is giving away surprises until Christmas. Please stop by and see all the fun! http://katharina1704.blogspot.com/ Todays Gift is the Whiff of Joy "Santa Charlie" stamp.

An award from Marsha

I just received a fun award from
my friend, Marsha
Thank you Marsha for choosing me. Here's about the award:

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement . Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who may then pass it on. I hope you will accept this award in friendship and know that you have inspired me.

Thank you Marsha for the award and for that special friendship we have. Hugs....

mamajoy -- Joyce

Friday, November 14, 2008


http://kristineskort.blogspot.com/ Kristine is giving away some wonderful blog candy. Hope you will stop by for a visit and see her wonderful art....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


http://rosaswelt.blogspot.com/ Hop over to Pretty Pressings to see Claudia.... She has some YUMMY candy to give to you! It's her anniversary of her blog. Help her celebrate!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Used my favorite things:
Favorite things: Ribbon, ribbon, chipboards, glitter, bling, chipboard, gliter PP is by Rusty Pickle and Anna Griffen. The image I got at Expo in Houston a couple years ago. Chalks, stickles. metal spacers and a bling BRAD..... flowers from my stash.

Thank You

Asian themed PP by Zsiage. Sentiment is by Poetic Prints. the other 2 pp's are just scraps. Unknown. I clear embossed the sentiment after stamping with Earth Element Black pigment ink.

Happy Anniversary

Totally a scrap card. gems, flowers, mm brads, Bazzill..... Diamonds Rubber Stamps CD for image.

Fall ---- Challenge using a fruit or vegetable

PP is by Creative Imaginations, The rest is just bits and pieces put together to finish the card. A little piece of leftover this and that.

Deck the Halls = PP = not sure of who makes it. My new MS scalloped punch, Brad by Queen & Co., sticker sentiment by Reminisce, Rub-on by One Heart One Mind, ribbon from my scrap jar, Bazill, flower from Dollar Tree. 5x7 size card.

Birthday card for Sandy -- my coworker

After seeing a card of Claudia's it inspired to scraplift and make one for mycoworker, Sandy that's celebrating a birthday this week. Claudia's art work on her blog Pretty Pressings http://rosaswelt.blogspot.com/ has taught me that finishing the INSIDE of the card is as important as the outside. Her work is beautiful and always brings a smile to my face when I visit her. Please stop by and see her work.
My card was totally made from scraps... I love being able to USE WHAT I HAVE and make a card from leftovers. It makes me happy!
I love this little Tilda cupcake image for a birthday card. Another card from scraps - Basic Grey and Creative Imaginations. MM ribbon holders, offray ribbon, Nestibilities, Copics, chalk, Perfect Pearls sprayed on image after I colored it. Inside of card was decorated too. The flourish stamp is by SU called Baroque Motifs.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


A challenge using something BIG on your card. I have had some HUGE Primas for several years! So this was a good choice! Bazzill covered brad, SU sentiment, Bazzill scalloped CS, Reminisce PP.


The end of the month of celebrations have come and gone at Cococats. This is another of my challenge cards......
Scraps.... Heidi Swapp PP., Bazzill chipboard painted with Acrylics, Melissa Frances sticker, buttons..... TFL...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

25th ----- Celestial Seasonings

The challenge at cococats was Celestial Seasonings..... Anything that was celestial.... I used a star! PP is by Reminisce and pink pp is by My Mind's Eye. Star and flowers are by Prima. Ribbon from Walmart. Rub-on by One Heart One Mind. Copics for coloring image. machine stitching, MM jeweled brad. Peggy oops too big of a hurry tonight. Forgot to add the stickles for her fur.... and now my camera batteries need charging so can't reload! sorry.

Anything but a square or rectangle card!

Another little challenge we have going on at cococats! This is a xmas party hat for the challenge! PP is by Paper Salon, Twine from Walmart, Sticker from Reminisce, pom pom's from Walmart, Buttons from Autumn Leaves, Flower - Prima, Rub-on by One Heart One Mind, stitching....

Thank You

Another challenge for cococats that we had to use our LEAST FAVORITE COLOR! I picked good old yellow! LOL. but.... used a cute little Sarah Kay image! :) flower from my stash, Rub-on, Bazzill, Imaginisce pp, bazzill cardstock. Copics and chalking. Least it was a YUMMY FLOWER!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tis the Season

This card was also made for a challenge going on at http://fleurdelispizza.com/cardmaking/index.php .... We were to use paper that is NOT XMAS PAPER and design a card.....
My pp is by My Mind's Eye - Called Flirty Embrace.Bazzill, Martha Strewart twill ribbon, Primas, Queen & Co. brad, Stickles, Reminisce Diecut Sticker sentiment and background strip. Copics.

This card was made for a challenge on cococats. We were to make a thank you.... just because etc. type card thanking Pam - cococat for our wonderful forum. If you've not been to http://fleurdelispizza.com/cardmaking/index.php you really need to pay us a visit. It's a FAMILY type forum and most of us have been together for over 4 years... Lots of good talent in the gallery!
Image is Bugawumps - recent purchase at an Expo in TX. they are the cutest little bugs! PP is gorgeous and by Autumn Leaves. Background pp is by My Mind's Eye. Rubon by American Crafts, Ribbon from Walmart, Flowers by PRIMA. Center embellishment is from the bead dept. (spacer). Brad from MM, A little tinsel for bling! Thanks for looking.....