Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!


Die Cut Crazy latest project

Hello Crafters,

This was my submission for this month’s Die Cut Crazy magazine…

If you want all the details on how this project came to be you can

click on the image above and it will take you to the iTunes store.

A co-worker asked me to decorate this picture frame with an inspirational word

that she could look at every time she wakes up in the morning.

I chose BELIEVE!  Such a powerful word …wouldn’t you agree?

It all starts with a picture frame.

Mine is 5 x 7, but any size will do!

And this is the finished project!
My co-worker loved it by the way!
Hope I have inspired you to create one of your own!
Find time to be creative…it’s good for the soul!



A Winter Project…


Hello Friends…Are you in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Holidays?

I personally have never in my life been this far behind, but I think I am going to give myself a little break, cause I did

have a major distraction on my hands this week with the burglary!  So I guess I can’t beat myself up to bad about it.

My son turns 21 on the 22nd of Dec. and needless to say I am not ready for that either…emotional or physically…LOL!

Where did the time go?  I can’t believe it!

My son is my ultimate joy and will be home tomorrow night from college!  Woohoo! Can’t wait!

Anyhoo, your not here to listen to me whine or talk about my son now are you?

Today’s post is also something I created a few weeks back for the December issue of Die Cut Crazy magazine.

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I am not going to show you each step by step photos like I did in the magazine,

you would have to buy it to see those…wink wink, however, I will show you a few of them!

Here is a link to the on-line magazine if your interested.  This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.

I had the best time making this Mixed Media Door Hanger.  Once I get my nerve up to start MM I really do enjoy it!

It all started with a piece of cardboard, card stock, tissue paper, Modge Podge, and acrylic paints.


Then I took some of my stencils that I have had FOREVER and had some fun with them.


Here is the finished product!

I am entering this project over at the Mixed Media Color Challenge.

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Their challenge is to use whatever colors inspire you to create a holiday mixed media project.

 It’s not to late…you have till Dec. 17th before the challenge ends.

Okay that is all for me today…remember that in the middle of this rush of the

Holiday Season take sometime for yourself and be creative!

 It’s good for the soul!



Free Holiday Edition

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Hi friends.  My editor and good friend Stephanie over at Die Cut Crazy Magazine has a FREE Holiday Issue for you this month!

It’s full of some great ideas to help get those creative juices flowing just in time for the Holidays!

Here is a link to the PDF version….

This month we also have a great Sketch contest!  The winner gets a great prize too! Check it out!

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All you have to do is make a card or scrapbook page with the above sketch and send it to by Dec. 31st

Along with your name and Die Cut Crazy Magazine in the subject line!

Here is a photo of my submissions!  If you want the details just click on the above link!



Have a wonderful day….

and take sometime for you and be creative!



Die Cut Crazy Magazine….

EEKKKK….That is me pinching myself when Stephanie the Fabulous Editor of Die Cut Crazy Magazine

told me she wanted to put my card as the focal point on the Cover of this Month’s release!


Thanks Stephanie!  YOU ARE TRULY the BEST!!!

Here is another photo of my card and pizza box that I made to go along with this release.

This month’s magazine is loaded with great FALL ideas along with loads of Inspiration from all of our contributors!

I also have a quick tutorial in the magazine of how to make a basic pizza box for an occasion!


Here is a link that will take you to the Die Cut Crazy Blog where you can get all the details.

And here is a link to the actual App Store where you can purchase the Digital Magazine for

a minimum cost.  If you don’t have an iphone or iPad we also have it in PDF form.

Thanks for everything Stephanie Shock!

I have ben fortunate enough to be with DCC since it’s first issue

and I am so grateful!

And thanks my blogging friends for letting me share my JOY with you!

Happy Friday,