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


Get Well



Over at CAS on Sunday we have a new challenge….

Get Well Soon

Here is our sponsor for this month…

Iva Nova Chest

This is the fabulous prize that is up for grabs!

Aren’t those colors beautiful?

For my card I used mostly Stampin Up products.

I just love the Summer Silhouette Collection!

The Get Well sentiment is also SU, but I bought that separately.

The mason Jar, I just LOVE, but I don’t know who makes it,

I bought it at a privately owned stamping store!

I love it so much that It stays on my desk at arms length.

Hope your having an amazing day!

Until next time…..Scrap Your Heart…I find it feeds the soul!



Jugs Technique Time

Hello My Creative Friends,

Today over at Just us Girls…the ever so talented Vicki has a great technique for you to try.

It’s called a Die Inlay and here is a wonderful tutorial to get you started from Jennifer McGuire.


The coolest part is you get 2 cards for the time it would usually take you to make one!



I am not sure why these photos stink….but for some reason my camera and I were not getting along! ūüė¶

Now it’s time to see what my fellow JUG HEADS have done with their cards!

I love each and everyone of their designs!

Here is a link to get you started!

JUGs blog

Sharyn Poelsel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley

I also wanted to let you all know that JUGS is starting up the Guest Designer position!!  

Winning the Chic of the Week puts you in the running for the GD spot, and you

will get to play along with the Team for the entire following month!!

  How cool is that?

 Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

I will be back tomorrow with a new CAS on Sunday post!


If you have nay questions on my cards….give me a shout out! ūüôā


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,



Who doesn’t love Sunflowers?

Happy Monday….LOL!

Today I am thrilled to share with you a card I was dabbling with on and off

all weekend.  Yes, it took me most of the weekend to finally get it to come

together the way I had envisioned.  LOL

The creative process began when I saw this week’s Dynamic Duos colors along with

a gorgeous Inspiration Photo….over at Curtain Call (I love sunflowers )…and

this week’s Muse card over¬†at Case Study.


Let me show you the card and then…. “I have some explaining to do!”

( read that in a Ricky Ricardo voice from Lucy) LOL




When it comes to the Dynamic Duos…I sure hope it’s okay that I added brown in my card…

I noticed some of the Design Team had done the same. (Fingers crossed)

For Curtain Call….I am right on target my card screams inspiration from the photo!

The only thing missing is some burlap!  Need some of that!

Last, but not least….for the Case Study Muse card….I used the obvious flower as my inspiration and the fence mimics the

vertical stripes that are in the sample…I realize mine aren’t bright and bold…but I hope it will suffice!¬†

Also, the vellum piece I replaced it with the 2 cross pieces on my fence.

Now, here are a few details of how I made my card!

The background woodgrain fence is a stamp from Stampabilites.

The sunflower is a stamp I have had for years that I got at a Garage sale….LOVE it!

I used my Spectrum Noir pens to color my flowers and then fussy cut them…don’t look to close!

Finally, that cool grass…is a die cut I got from Impression Obsession….Isn’t it the coolest!

Added the hemp and some distressing and Wahla!

Thanks for sticking with me, this was a long post, I so appreciate it!!!

Have a fantastic day!



Card Storage Box

Hello everyone!

I have my cards available for purchase at work in the teacher’s lounge, (lucky me)

but have wanted to make a more attractive way to display them.

(BTW I donate almost half the proceeds to our Relay for Life team every year.)

Well, I finally came up with an alternative.  Yes, I know I could have gone to Michaels eons ago

and purchased a pretty box to use, but I wanted to make something myself!

Mind you this isn’t drop dead gorgeous or wasn’t to difficult to make….its

very basic and simple….just like me!

Here are a few snap shots !

IMG_0007Someone gave this box to my hubby at work…they are always donating to the art teacher! ¬†Lucky Me!


I have had this paper since the dawn of time….no really I have! ¬†Had to keep with the green theme

so the base would match.


After they were punched, I used my Scorpal to help make a definite center so that wrapping

these strips on the edges of the box became easy!  Love my Scor-Pal!


Cut out the letters with my Cricut.

Embossed them with my Cuttlebug Dots folder.

Backed them with my SU label punch,added some flowers

and used pop dots to give them some height.

IMG_0004Decided to alter the divider tabs to make them my own instead of what they had already written.

Excuse the sides of my light box…I didn’t want to crop the photo…wanted to leave it as is!

Each card is in a plastic sleeve for protection from fingers!

Thanks for stoppin’ in to check on me!

I will be back tomorrow night with my 500th post SURPRISE Blog Candy Giveaway WINNER!

Good Luck!



Die Cut Crazy Magazine


I am still so thrilled to be a contributor to the Die Cut Crazy Magazine and still can’t believe it at times!

Here’s an exciting update from Die Cut Crazy, the digital magazine for paper crafters!

If you do not own an ipad or iPhone they are offering a free PDF sample for you to try!

All you have to do is ‚ÄúPay with a Tweet‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúPay with a Facebook post‚ÄĚ to download the PDF from their website.

Once you’ve downloaded it, you can even save it to your computer to keep!

Click their link for more details and for your free issue:

If you do have an ipad or iphone here is a link to the itunes store!

Here is just a peek at my submission for the August Issue.


We also have a monthly contest and this month you could win this awesome prize!


All you have to do is this!


If you have nay questions at all just give me a shout out!

Have an awesome creative day!





Over at ABC Challenges they have asked us to Use Up Our Scraps!

ABC challenge badge 2013

I am the QUEEN of Scraps!

I save everything down to a punched out flower…that I can simply

punch out again at any given moment. ¬†Why do I do this?….I am not sure!

My scrap paper is held in a Large Accordian

file folder by color, that I got from Creative Memories back when I was a consultant.

They unfortunately don’t carry it any longer. ¬†ūüė¶

Why is it that the good products always go away?

It’s the best thing since slice bread IMO!

That red gingham paper and the wavy brown piece are probably 10 years old at least

and my coffee cup scraps are close to that as well!

This card was my demo with my some friends over the weekend

 at a get together and they loved it!

Hope you have an amazing day!

 I will see you again on Sunday!



Stamp set: Verve- Sip and Savor

Paper: scraps and SU-cardstock

Tools: Cuttlebug- Nestabilites, MS Heart Border Punch,

CM cutting system


Photo Inspiration Challenge


Today we have a SWEET photo inspiration challenge for you over at

Just Us Girls that my fellow SWEET and creative teammate Lisa came up with!

She sure can pick em…can’t she!!!

This was so much fun!


I was hesitant to use this huge strawberry stencil that my hubby had

made for me ages ago….but after much dileberation I think it

worked out just fine!  I decided my stem needed a bit of texture so

I ran it through my Cuttlebug and that did the trick!

The little seeds I made with a paper punch that I happen to have

and it worked out perfectly!

The sentiments are a mixture of 3 sets, SU, Verve and Michaels.

The DP  is from DCWV and is called SWEET!

Now, please head on over to the Just Us Girls blog and join us!

We would absolutely love it if you did!

Here are the links to all my SWEET teammates

blogs to help you out!

Have a wonderfully SWEET and creative day!



Get your Kraft and Twine on…



Good day friends,

This time over at CAS on Sunday we have asked our participants to use

Kraft and twine in your Clean and Simple project.  It was nice to dial it back down

a little bit yesterday and make something simple and my reward

when I was finished was to clean up the wreck in my studio.

It felt like I was be strangled by all my supplies and I was shrinking! LOL

I feel much better now!

Make sure  you join us over at CAS on Sunday!!!

The prize this week is sponsored by


And they are giving away a Gift Certificate to their shop!

Here is a link to all my fellow DT members too

for lots of inspiration!

I am also linking this up to the Clean and Simple challenge over at
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¬†Until next time…happy crafting!



Mixed Media Take Two



I wanted to try my hand again at Mixed Media and I stumbled upon this

great Challenge site called the Mixed Media Color Challenge and I

felt like I hit the¬†jackpot!….I took¬†it as a positive sign.

Not sure I had as much such success as last time and I kinda

ended up embellishing it more than I had originally planned,

but I still enjoyed creating it!


AMMCC3 Graphic-1

Here are a few additional snapshots to show you that I in fact

do have some mixed media under there.

Started with straight blue ink.


Applied Gesso with a Feather brush.


First mistake….I put glitter on the stamped leaf image

while the ink was wet.  (Note to self-Glitter should be LAST!)

Versamark doesn’t stick well to glitter.


Added some other images using white ColorBox ink and

Stampin UP- Turquoise  (not in photo).


The white ink wasn’t vibrant enough so let’s try

white embossing powder.


Used my fingers to ink up the edges and do some blending!


Since the middle of the card the leaves were so hard to

see, that’s when I decided to embellish it more!

Hope you have a great day…and if you have time

go check out the Mixed Media Challenge..

I linked it up for you!



Other Products Used:

Cricut- Tag and swirl

Cuttlebug- SU-heart folder