Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Interrupt our normal program

Sometimes I just feel like taking a break from whatever I'm used to doing; change it up if you will.

I've been wanting to do one of these altered printer trays from 7Gypsies for so long I cannot even tell you.  But, its like so many of the projects that I have swirling around in my head, I just never got around to it.  So, I put my Copics down for a little bit, and picked up the tray.

Originally, i was going to put my daughters' pictures in the boxes, but then an epiphany hit me and it changed the course of my tray altogether.  I'm so happy I went with my new idea and how it turned out.

The papers are from the Prima Almanac Collection.  I've used some Momenta corners and metal pieces including the dream square in the top right box and the bird cage in the bottom left one.  I was so happy to use up some of my old stash that has been sitting around in my craft drawers like the cherish and wedding sticker.  The flowers are a mix of Recollections and Petaloo.  I used a Heidi Swapp and Inkadinkadoo stamp for the sentiment and butterfly box.  There are some Wilton doilies and Recollections pearls floating about.  I used a fiskars punch in the top right box and my Cricut to cut out the heart for the top left one.  My cricut also cut out the fancy photo corners. In the bottom right corner, I glued some American Crafts black and white twine to the tiny Maya Roads spools.

This was such a super fun and quick project once the Mojo hit.  I'm over the moon that our grandparents, who meant the world to us, will finally be on our wall in our home.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hoping you have a wonderful day.


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Friday, August 29, 2014


Good morning friends and happy Friday!!  What have you got planned for the weekend ahead?  Anything good?  My girls are taking their first ever Girl Scouts camping trip with their troop, so hopefully Mommy will be able to make up for lost time and get crafty!

I started the weekend off right by inking up this Tiddly Inks image.  As you know, I'm a huge lover of all things Wryn.  She definitely jacked up the Mojo factor!

I colored my girl in Copics and added some Liquid Pearls on her corners.  The papers are from the Authentique "Journey" Collection.  I used the leftover scraps from the collection to hand roll the blue roses and centered them with some Queen & Co. pearls.  The metal roses are from Momenta and, sadly, are the last ones I have :(  Guess its time to get to Hobby Lobby and get some more ;)  I also punched the white cardstock with a Fiskars punch for a little girly edging. 

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!


Tiddly Inks - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie Free For All *I used PW Sketch #81*

ArtbyMiran - Anything Goes
4KraftyGirlz- Anything Goes

Monday, August 25, 2014

Thinking of you

Good morning everyone! 

Wanted to share with you a card I made using a Saturated Canary image called Angels Among Us. I decided to do something a bit different for me and stick with Sepia tones.

She was colored in Copics and distressed with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.  The tickets were from Maya Road and then I inked up a Mini Occasion sentiment from Taylored Expressions on the inside.  The beautiful chocolate roses and the gorgeous burlap rose are from Spare Parts.

Hoping you all have a wonderful day.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Come and Get It - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Stamping Sensations - August Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Lets Get Krafty
Creative Corner - Girly

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gotta Be In It, To Win It :)

Good afternoon all my crafty friends!  What a wonderful, busy week it has been here for our family.   We decided to go camping with all the girls for the first time!  What an adventure - and so much fun :)

While we were away, there has been a DT Call going on over at Tiddly Inks!  I have been biting at the bit to get inky and try out.  Thankfully, we came home in time so that I could create something and throw my hat into the ring.

Christy wanted us to use our very most favorite Tiddly Inks image on our creation for the call.  Well, that was a pretty tall order, since I'm totally in love with just about every image in her store ;).  I decided, however, to go with my favorite girl, Wryn ;)

I just love Wryn as  Teacher Helper!!!  Her glasses.....her stack of books.....*yum!* ...I mean, really, what is not to love about this cutie??  I brought her to life with  my Copics and distressed her with my Tim Holtz distress tool.  The fabby papers are the Hall Pass collection from We R Memory Keepers and they are just perfect for those notes to the teacher or even some cutie bookmarks!  After the image and papers were distressed, I inked everything in my Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Tim Holtz.  I then found the perfect button in my stash and added some twine to finish it all off!

Working for Christy and with her amazing art would definitely be a dream come true!  I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

Lots of luck to all the creative ladies out there that applied!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Keep On Rockin'

Hey folks!

I have a quick post today to share a masculine, CAS card *gasp*!  My daughter's boyfriend is celebrating his birthday today, so it was time to put aside those girly and cutesy stamps for something boyish.  So challenging for me!

Her boyfriend is into guitars so I thought it only fitting to use the adorable digi stamp from Some Odd Girl called Guitar Kody, which you can find in the SOG store by clicking here!

I used the current Sweet Sunday sketch and the current challenge on the SOG facebook page which is Stars and Stripes as inspiration for my creation.  I stamped off a sentiment from the SOG Music Mae stamp set using Frost White Colorbox Pigment Ink.  The papers were a gift from my friend Gina.

Thats it for me today!  Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Sweet Sunday - Sketch Challenge 229
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes with Twist:  Get Wordy

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A little hello

And when I say little, boy do I mean it!!

The challenge over at Tiddly Inks this fortnight is anything tiny like an ATC or a gift card holder, or a tiny card.  So, being as tho I have not done an ATC in ages, I decided to try a 4x4 card thinking that it would be an easy task.  Ha!    What was I thinking?  Well it definitely challenged me, thats for sure!!

Here is my creation:

I colored this cutie patootie with Copics!  The papers are from the Simple Stories/ Summer Fresh collection and I just love them to bits!  The sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions Many Mini Occasions stamp set and is inked in Momento Rhubarb Stalk.  I decided to round the corners with my Making Memories corner rounder and then slapped on some cute Washi tape to finish it off!  Simples yet totally adorable, don't ya think?

Hoping you'll join all the fun over at the TI challenge blog!  There's plenty of time to enter your creation!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  Hope you have a wonderful day!


Tiddly Inks - Tiny Creations
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes
KKWW - Anything Goes with Any Stamp

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Many Thanks

Hey my crafty friends!

Its been hard to find some time to craft with the kids home from school , but I managed to make this card in piece mail, and finally finished it up in time to play along with the challenge underway over at Some Odd Girl's facebook page.

The challenge is called Wings and Things.  I decided to drag out my SOG Fairy Magic stamp set for this one.  She is still one of my all time faves, and I never grow tired of coloring her up.

She is colored in Copics *of course, tee hee*.  I used some papers that I won in a RAK and added a Wilton doily behind her.  The beautiful pink flowers are from Prima and the metal roses are from Momenta.  In the upper left corner, I adhered some metal finished pearls from Queen & Co.  I used a punch to create the tiny butterflies and the metal sentiment is from Momenta as well.

The challenge runs through Monday, July 22nd!  Hopefully we will see you over there with your fab creation!

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!  Have a wonderful day!


SOG - Wings and Things
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
TTT - Magical
Love to Create - Petals and Pearls