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OWH - ODBD December Challenge

This month’s challenge is to use Primary Colors on a card. Red, yellow, and blue.
Each month that OWH reaches the goal of 50 entries, ODBD donates up to two boxes of free shipping for our heroes–1 for 25 cards posted and 2 for 50. Definitely a win for our heroes, as well. My entry makes #48....only 2 more to go! Hurry.....go get your entry linked up!  ~~ Thanks for stopping by ~~

Challenge Up Your Life - #5 Kraft Cardstock

Enjoying some extra time off work for the holidays, I came across this awesome challenge blog. I had already told myself that I would try new techniques and accept more challenges in 2015. This is the 1st challenge I came to so here we go! This challenge is to use mostly kraft cardstock on your project. Being a crafter that loves the bright colors, this was definitely a challenge :-)  I added gold and clear embossing powder to the flowers for a little interest.
Paper: The Paper Studio - Sunbeam Meadow Kraft Paper Pack Sentiment: Hero Arts - Messages with Flourish Gold & Clear Embossing Powder Gold Gems 
This little pig image is from the Craftin' Desert Divas -Just Pigcause stamp set

The deer and tree dies are from Impression Obsession. I think I will practice with black and white inks to give them a little more dimension.
There is still plenty of time to join the challenge. Hope you are having a crafty day!

OWH Red Friday Blog Hop Linky

In response to the OWH Red Friday Blog Hop, I created a Love card using some Idea-Ology Film Strip Ribbon. I have been hoarding it for a couple of years and after seeing Sandy Allnock's cute card, I thought I would try it out.  Here's a peek at Sandy's card It's made out of a stiff plastic like the real film strip and curled in this tiny container so getting it to lie flat was not an option. I had it laid out overnight with weighted items and it wasn't budgin' so I adhered it to the back with tape, colored my staples brown and added 1 to each side for stability. I stamped some little Peachy Keen faces directly on to the Bo Bunny paper using a Fiskar's stamp press and finished it off with a few Hero Arts gems. I embossed the sentiment and matching hearts but apparently, this was not World Embossing Day. I tried 3 times on the sentiment, using the dust buddy and still couldn't get a clean sentiment. The hearts turned out pretty well though lol
Hope you w…

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #18

Challenge #18 - Layer It! I came across this challenge blog while visiting a Creative Lady named Donna and couldn't wait to get started on this challenge! I saw this badge on the CHAC Blog and thought....this is SO me!! LOL I have so many supplies that I never use because it's not the right color or theme but I put my thinkin' cap on and got to work looking for all those supplies that I have neglected!
I chose some spooky, creepy spider paper & purple/orange stripe from the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting paper pad. I have had this EK Success web punch for 3-4 years and have only used it once but I knew it would make a perfect border. I finished it off with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. The EEEK sentiment & spider are minis from Studio G which I heat embossed. I left the excess powder for that spooky effect. I added Range Tea Dye distress ink around the sentiment edges and Darice gems to the edge in hopes of bringing out the colors in the striped paper. The googly …

Creepy Cricut Creations Hop Winners!

Yes.....I said winnerS! Thank you for taking the time to hop with us in the Creepy Cricut Creations Blog Hop and leaving such nice comments! Christmas is right around the corner so in the spirit of giving I thought I would pick TWO winners! The 1st comment chosen by Random.Org was...... #37 Moknowsall
The 2nd comment chosen was #25 Sarah JB!
Treat #1 Treat #2 Please email your mailing address to me at with your Treat # preference. 1st come 1st served :-)    Have a wonderfully crafty day everyone!

Stamp Organization

I was so tired of wasting time searching for the perfect stamp I decided to take a few hours and do what I had been thinking about for a long time. Little did I know that it would end up taking 3 weeks but I am soooooo glad I did it.
This is actually a storage box for photos. I get them when JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby runs the 50% off sale because they are about $40. I labeled each container with a #. I labeled the individual boxes with that # plus a letter.
 I grouped "like" stamps together so they are all in 1 place: trees/nature, birds, pets, nautical, christmas, winter.... sentiments are grouped together too: birthday, love, miss you, hello.....I have a section for boy stuff (trucks, 4 wheelers) and girl stuff (make up, shopping)......a section for food (cupcakes, ice cream, coffee, etc.   you get the picture :-)
 There is a picture on both sides of the box with the stamped images. I cut 4 x 6 cardstock pieces, placed all the stamps, used a big acrylic block and stamped…

Creepy Cricut Creations Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Creepy Cricut Creations Blog Hop! Howling cats, and a big black spider, Flying bats, some doughnuts and cider, Smiling pumpkins can be seen; The time is here for Halloween! (by Karen McGuigan Brothers)
Crazy About Cricut and some crafty pals gathered around their cauldrons.....I mean Cricuts to create some spooky and fun Cricut creations!  This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 
We have some AWESOME sponsors and giveaways for this hop! Exclusive Mini Stamp set Crazy About Cricut (Jenny)
Karla from is sponsoring this awesome set from Pretty Cute Stamps!
The Scrapbooking Queen is sponsoring with a Royal Prize pack from her store,!
V's Sweet Ideas is offering this adorable stamp set, plus gorgeo

A2Z Scrapbooking WCMD Challenges 2 & 3

In my opinion, every day should be World Card Making Day! Just sayin.... :-)

I had never tried the die cut on the front of a card. I really like the way this turned out.
Challenge 2  - Anything Goes

Tree Die, Tree & Sentiment ~ Hero Arts - Stamp & Cut Christmas Tree Inks ~ Hero Arts - Hero Hues: Punch & Shadow Ink: Field Greens
Self Adhesive Gems ~ Hero Arts Hero Hues: Red & Green
Ribbon & Star Gem ~ From My Stash

I am entering this in the Hero Arts Holiday Challenge White Out category!

Challenge 3 - Anything but a card
Love doesn't always have to be about romance right? Take this next project for instance. I started to trash this project and do something else because I wasn't happy with the way copics "bled" under the stencil. But, I kept pressing on and think it turned out pretty cute anyway!

What's not to love about M & M's! I added a bookmark to the tag to be used when all the yummy goodness is gone. I think I will go back and adher…