Tuesday, July 30, 2013


I was able to complete my last three cards for the Scrapping Everyday Miracles 2nd Birthday Celebration Cards for Soldiers challenge.  

Challenge #3 was to Design a Veteran's Day, Labor Day, July 4th, Memorial Day, etc. type card.   I also entered this card in The Pink Elephant TPE210 challenge for something Masculine, The Crazy Challenge #150 Summertime and My Creative Time Designer challenge Amy for anything Summertime.

Challenge #4 was Create a Thanksgiving or Christmas card using this sketch.  I decided to do a Chrsitmas card.  I also entered this in Christmas in July at Flying Unicorn and Always Playing with Paper Anything Goes Merry Monday July challenge, Get Inky Christmas in July and CraftyHazelnut Christmas Challenge July extra!

The Sketch:

My card:

And my last card was to Create a card featuring a Rainbow of colors! Doesnt have to have a rainbow of course just feature lots of bright colors. Pick one of the following themes... Hello, Love you, Happy Day or Miss you.

My card:

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  And now it's time for me to get off to bed!  Sweet dreams!

Monday, July 29, 2013


Last night I created 2 birthday cards for the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Birthday Celebration creating cards to be donated to Cards for Soldiers.

For the first card the instructions were to design a BIRTHDAY Card using 3 or more patterned papers.  I also used a sketch from Lily Bee Designs.

The sketch:

My card:

My second card used the Scrapping Everyday Miracles sketch and instructions which were Design a card using the sketch below and one of these themes:  Birthday, Thinking of You, or Thank you.  

The sketch:

My card:

My goal for today is to complete the other 3 challenges for Cards for Soldiers so please stop back later!

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Today I needed two Graduation cards for a party we are going to.  The school colors were blue and white so I did them up in a blue monochromatic color scheme for challenge TPE209 at The Pink Elephant.  For the first one I used Sketch #65 from Feeling Sketchy with a Sizzix Diploma die, a Martha Stewart border punch and a stamp.

Here's the sketch:

And the card:

For my second card I used sketch #2 from the July Card Sketch challenge on, lots of Distress inks, and the Sizzix Paper Doll, Grad outfit, diploma and shoes, and a vellum sentiment with 2 rhinestones.

Here's the sketch:

And the card:

So Congratulations to Brittany on her graduation from Immaculata University!

Hope that you have enjoyed these cards and you will come back and visit again tomorrow!

Friday, July 26, 2013


I love Delaware.  People here are so nice, so caring, so helpful.  I moved here from New Jersey about 18 months ago.  This past year I have had the most difficult year of my life.  I have experienced trauma in every area of my life - healthwise, emotionally, financially, with my apartment, my car - simply everything!  When I arrived I went to a church I found online that was in the neighborhood.  I had emailed them while I was still in New Jersey and they replied.  I decided I would try them first.  Well, after my very first visit I knew I was 'home'.  They have upheld me in prayer, visited me, helped me financially.  The other day my car broke down in the library parking lot (yet again).  I called my son's friend's step-father who always has helped me out when I have had car trouble (and never takes a dime!)  He came out and the problem was more complex than we had expected.  It has been 3 days.  I did not even mention that I had several doctor appointments I had or other appointments. As he was driving me home he passed my street.  I said - you just missed the turn.  He said no I didn't.  We are going back to my house to talk to my wife.  We walked in and she handed me the keys to her mini-van which I have been using for the last 3 days.  People here just have done such amazing things.  Have shown such love and care I am just overwhelmed with gratitude.  I have been SO blessed in so many many ways.  

I sat down tonite to choose a card challenge.  I picked color challenge #32 from Sunnyside Up Creations Blog and sketch #189 from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  I looked on my table which is filled with miscellaneous supplies and there were a few great sheets of chipboard from Scenic Route and there were flowers that matched the color scheme perfectly that had simply the absolute perfect sentiments.  

The Color Scheme:

The Sketch:

And my Card:

Now aren't those chipboard flowers THE BEST?  

I am also submitting this card to Word Art Wednesday for the Anything Goes Challenge #90

Off to bed!  Sweet Dreams and thanks for stopping by.


Another of my funny animal cards - 

I used sketch #303 from Mojo Monday, the colors from Inspired July challenge on Colorful Creations and the word FRIEND for the Sunnyside Up Creations Word Challenge.

The Sketch:

The Color Inspiration:

My Card:

Hope my little zebra put a smile on your face.  Now go and have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Tomorrow my son is going to a birthday party for a young girl.  I wanted to make a card to go along with the present.  I used the July 21st sketch from Paper Secrets.  I am also going to enter this card at Kaboodle Doodles for the Anything Goes challenge #181 and Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes challenge #89.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

 And now I am off to bed.  Sweet dreams and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


I had a rough day yesterday spending all of it in the ER with a very disabling migraine rather than at a Bridal Shower I had been looking forward to.  Today I spent a great deal of the day still in bed but I was able to get up and get one creation completed.  It is another layout from my day at Hagley.  I did this one for the Colorful Creations Say it With Words challenge using the person in the photo's name.  I used a sketch from July Page Maps sketch challenge sketch #2.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

And I guess I will head off to bed and create more tomorrow!  Thanks again for stopping by!

Saturday, July 20, 2013


I was out for dinner and have company but I wanted to finish the final color challenge for Twinkle Twinkle Like A Star Summer of Color Challenge.  The colors I was working with were Sepia and Sage.  I chose a sketch from July Card Sketch challenge, gathered my papers and some embellishments and got to work.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Thanks for stopping by.  Tomorrow I have a bridal shower to attend but hope to get some creating done in the evening so please check back.


Welcome to the Scraps to Treasure "Anything Goes" Blog Hop.  This month the only rule for the hop is to use our scraps to create our treasures.  You should have arrived here from Cicily - If by chance you just dropped by for a visit the complete line-up is below and you will want to be sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss out on viewing all the great creations as well as an opportunity for some blog candy.

Our hostess Robin Scott will be offering some great blog candy.  It's a Crafty Grab Bag!  That sounds like so much fun!  In order to be eligible to win you need to leave a comment on each of the participating blogs.  If you choose to follow all the blogs you will get an extra chance to win!

This is the complete line up for the hop:

Here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way:

Robin S. ~ 
Lissa Marie -  
Camille ~
Cicily -     You came from here
Paula -  You are here now!
Lucy -  Go here next!

Here is a photo of the scraps I pulled from my pile:

I selected the color scheme from the July Colour Challenge on Life. Paper. Scrapbook.

For my first card I used all of those colors and sketch #3 from this months Card Sketch Challenge.

My first card:

My next creation was for the Kraftie Kre8tions Recipe Challenge using the following:

1. Any thing but a "plain square or rectangle" card

2. Must have 2 layers plus 1 embossed layer

3. Sentiment - Thinking of you, Get Well or Just Because

4. Must include a ribbon

5. Any other embellishment you like.

I chose to create a round monochromatic card.  I used my favorite Sizzix embossing folder, a Sizzix butterfly die and ribbon roses.

My Second card:

My final creation for this evening was another card for Kraftie Kre8tions. This was for the Sketch Challenge.

Here's the Sketch:

I opted to rotate the sketch 1/4 turn clockwise.

My Last card:

I still have enough scraps in my selected pile to create several more, but it is late and it's way past my bedtime!  

I hope you have enjoyed my cards and all the other wonderful creations made totally from scraps!  And now I will send you on your way to Lucy at 

Happy Hopping!

Friday, July 19, 2013


The inspiration for my card was the word 'CRAZY' which is the word for the week at Sunnyside Up Creations starting today!  I just picked up a new stamp that I decided would work just fine - MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY!  I decided to use sketch #207 from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This week they added a twist - use an animal image.  I loved the colors of the inspiration photo #250 at Cupcake Craft Challenges. Here is how I put them all together -

The sketch:

I found the perfect little monkey to go not only with using an animal but the theme CRAZY and the colors too!

The inspiration photo:

And here is the card:

Off to bed...thanks for dropping by again.  I hope to have more for you tomorrow!

Thursday, July 18, 2013


I didn't have much time for creating this evening as I went to a going away party for a friend moving to Savannah, GA on Sunday.  I really wanted to do something and I loved the color palette #CTD251 on Color Throwdown so I started with that.  I wanted to use butterflies and flowers for the "E" challenge at Colorful Creations.  I chose card sketch #1 from this month's card sketch challenge on  I am also submitting this to Word Art Wednesday for Anything Goes #89 and Tuesday Throwdown for Anything Goes #156.

This was the color palette:

This was the sketch:

And here is my card:

And now I'd best be off to bed.  Hope to see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Tonite I worked on a layout that covers a lot of bases.  I started with papers and a journal tag I received for the Ugly Paper Challenge on

Here is what I had to start working with:

As I began to look for photos to work with I noticed that the first photo in the first envelope I peeked into perfectly matched the paper on the left.  Now I was ready to roll...

I looked for a sketch I could work with and found the perfect one - #116 from Sketches in Thyme.

One of the word challenges on Sunnyside Up Creations was the word "ENJOY".  I really did enjoy hearing the beginning of the duPont story and touring where it all began.  Which reminded me that there was a brand new challenge blog that opened yesterday called Use Your Words and the very first challenge was to use the word "STORY".

I continued searching my supplies and discovered some Tim Holtz Retro Grunge papers in the same color combo.  I chose a sheet to use for my background.  I found another with some perfect little squares.  As the layout developed I chose some black rickrack, I flipped the journaling card over, stamped it with my favorite Donna Salazar stamp and clipped the corners.  I inked the edges of everything.  I decided on my title - Enjoy the Story and added it onto the tag with some letters that were a perfect match from a sheet of stickers from 100 Days of Summer that had been laying on my desk forever.  I put all that together, added the date that I went and it was beginning to feel complete when I noticed a package of Petaloo flowers that had 2 that were a wonderful match.  As I went to take the photo I saw some wonderful little black half pearls and added them. is the result -

I can't wait to start working with this batch of photos.  The museum was very 'Steampunk' and I don't often get to work in that style so I am expecting to get to play with some different sort of embellishments and mediums.  I took several photos so over the next several weeks get prepared to view the duPont story beginning with Hagley - where it all began.  I intend to visit the Nemours Mansion and Gardens to hear more of the story of this great Delaware family and of course to take more photos!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Today I still was only able to get to one card.  Life has been so busy.  I chose sketch #302 from Mojo Monday, I used embossing for Kaboodle Doodles challenge 180 and only black and white for Colorful Creations Creative Card challenge.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to see you again tomorrow!

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Today was another long but good day.  I am still very tired and not feeling my best from the stresses of the last 2 weeks but I was happy to be able to create this card tonite.  I am entering it in the Paper Secrets July Card Sketch Challenge and the Colorful Creations Creative Monthly Project Make It Loud! using bright bold colors and patterns.

Here is the card sketch:

And here is my card:

Thanks for stopping by.  More creations coming as I get back on track!  Sweet dreams!


Tonite I put together a card for a sweet sick little boy named Edu.   Edu is battling Leukemia and the traditional protocol to treat Eduardo's Leukemia is not working. Please view Eduardo's story on  Edu and his family traveled to the St Jude's Research Center in Memphis.  
Please Consider sending a card (either handmade or purchased)
To send a card please mail to:

St Judes Children's Research Center
Patient Eduardo Grijalva
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, Tn. 38105

Or consider a Donation to his family as they attempt to raise funds to pay for his increasing medical expenses. The families goal is $10,000.00 and to date they have raised $1,838.00 for their incurred medical expenses.

I created the card using the color palette from Twinkle Twinkle Like a Star Summer of Color Week 5.

and sketch #301 from Mojo Monday.

and finally my card -

I am also enterting this card in challenge #88 Anything Goes on Word Art Wednesday.  

I hope you will join me in a prayer for Edu and consider dropping a card in the mail to cheer him.

Monday, July 1, 2013


For today I created a card using the card sketch on Scrapping Everyday Miracles and the colors for week 4 on Twinkle Twinkle's Summer of Color Challenge.

Here is the sketch:

The colors:

And finally my card:

and now...thanks to you for stopping by!