Sunday, November 23, 2014


Hope everyone is relaxing and enjoying this beautiful fall Sunday.  At least here in Delaware it is still beautiful and fall...I know many of you in the Midwest are already feeling the effects of winter.

Today I have two things to share with you.

The first is a card is for challenge PARTY1 for the 5th Anniversary party over at Sketches4All.  It uses the sketch below and calls for a fussy cut item.

Here is the item I fussy cut -
Sketches4us fussycut item
And here is the card I created:
My next is a layout.  I used the November 1st sketch from Stuck!Sketches.  They are having a Guest Designer Call and I am going to throw my hat into the race...
Here's the sketch:
Here is my layout:
For a challenge I won last year I received the Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet collection.  I was so excited to find these old photos from a childhood trip to see Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland dance The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center.  I included hidden journaling about the day under the large nutcracker...
I use pop dots under the gingerbread boys to give things a bit more dimension.
Also post to turtle soup Bev's challenge
I am also entering this into the November 2014 Mini Crop challenge #6 over at Turtle Soup.  It calls for using old photos on a holiday layout.
I hope you have enjoyed this bit of holiday cheer!
Thanks for stopping by...all comments gratefully appreciated.


Friday, November 21, 2014


Last night I created a few Christmas cards for a few current challenges.  The first one used a stamp I was so excited to use as it is just SO cute, from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

I used sketch #372 from Mojo Monday


My Card:
This card is so much fun as the white scalloped circle is actually a mini card which I put a sentiment inside.

I am also entering this card in Sketches4All Cheryl's Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes.

My next card is using Feeling Sketchy #108. 
The sketch:
and my card:

I had fun with this as I knew that this reindeer that I picked up at the local Dollar Store would work great on a card.  I had some wonderful silver & gold Anna Griffith papers and sentiments to go with it.

I am also entering this in Sketches4All 5th Anniversary challenge PARTY2 which calls for a holiday card NOT using the traditional red and green and both of these cards in Soul Scrappers KKC1 calling for creating 2 Christmas Cards.

I hope you have enjoyed this little blast of holiday preparations!  Stop back soon for more creations!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014


I went to my Knitting Group at the Library tonite so I didn't have as much time for papercrafting.  I was able to complete one layout though...

I started with this fun sketch from Stuck?!Sketches


I decided that the circle on the right side would be perfect for a doily for Giorgia's challenge over at Sketches4all.

And here is what I came up with:

In order to blend my doily in I inked it with Distress Inks Walnut Stain.  This is going to be the first page in my book from the Robin's Nest Crop I went to in Ohio back in September.
Tonite I hopefully will get a bit of creating done to share with you tomorrow! 
Thanks for stopping by...and of course, all comments greatly appreciated.