Sunday, December 29, 2013


I was able to create another card tonite.  This was done using card sketch #1 from December card sketch challenge which I rotated to horizontal.

as well as a holiday theme and vintage elements for Scrap Paper Scissors Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer challenge.  I am also entering it into Tuesday Morning Sketches Anything Goes challenge #130 and Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes challenge #301.

Thanks for stopping by again!  


Here's a quick card I just put together using the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.  I wanted to post a few things together but this challenge will close so I wanted to get it up in time.

Here is the sketch I used:

and here is my card:

I am also entering it in the Scrap Paper Scissors 'Last Christmas I gave you my Heart' challenge, and Anything Goes challenge TPE231 at the Pink Elephant.

Hopefully I will be back to add to this post in a bit!  I have an awful head cold and need to head back to bed. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013


Today I created a card for the SEI Lifestyle Blog Cozy Winter Inspiration challenge.  The challenge was to create a card, layout or other project using the following photo combination for inspiration.

We had some snow a few weeks back and I had some perfect photos of snowy trees but they still have not been developed and I am currently without wheels and could not get them done so I decided to create a card.  

I took the window on the shed, snow and the reindeer head as my inspiration.  Here is what I came up with:

What a rough time I had of it.  I was happy to use my Martha Stewart Punch all over punch as I have had it for quite some time and haven't had an opportunity to use it yet.  I also have had this Reindeer die for a long time also unused so it was perfect for this challenge. I layered the card and added the sentiment and the reindeer.  That is when the trouble started.  Some of the glue from the reindeer left a smudge on the cardstock.  This is where all the glitter on everything and the white paint came in.  I tried cleaning the smudges, erasing them, inking them.  There was still a telltale smudge of glue so then I decided to do a bit of paint dabbing.  That still didn't quite do it for me and I spotted this little container of silver sparkles on my desk.  Out came the glue stick again and I added some sparkle until I was satisfied.  I then chose my sentiment of 'Peace' which gave me the opportunity to also enter it in the Colorful Creations Say It With Words December challenge, added it to the tag, found some silver ribbon and done!

Hope you have enjoyed this, and are enjoying this great holiday week!  I'll be back tomorrow with more as being without wheels and I will be spending the weekend housebound.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 27, 2013


Sorry it has been so long since I have regularly posted anything.  I suffer from depression and it is at a high point right now.  There are also some complicated family situations happening.  

I usually work in a larger size so ATCs are a real challenge for me but I had signed up for a swap in my (in)design group.  I finally did get them done and into the mail... I also used them as my sample piece for my challenge - Something Small on Colorful Creations.

Tonite I managed to create a card but I am not going to show it now as it is for a DT assignment for Scrapping Everyday Miracles January challenge (so keep watch in a few days to see it!)

I also was able to create a is for a challenge called the Ugly Paper challenge on  I thought I had taken a photo of my uglies before (which really is required for the challenge) but after I completed the layout and went to upload everything into their gallery I discovered that I had no 'before' photo...  so here is the finished product anyway...

Thanks for stopping by.  It's late and I am finally getting off to bed. Hopefully my creating will be back on track and I will have more to share with you soon!

Saturday, December 21, 2013


Welcome to the Scraps to Treasures Inspired by Color Blog hop.  Our goal here at Scraps to Treasures is to use our scraps to create beautiful cards, layouts, or other projects.  It also gives us a chance to clean out those overflowing scrap bins!  

Please start at Robin's blog and after you leave here be sure to check out Pam's blog

This month we are using our scraps to create a project using the colors inspired by this photo:


The project I created is a quick and simple gift tag.  I used SEI velvet cardstock, a chipboard reindeer by Cosmo Cricket and a sticker from my massive collection of holiday goodness.  I finished it off with some fun white fibers and 2 different twine.

BLOG CANDY ALERT:  Robin over at Scrap and Chat is offering Blog Candy.  There is a Scrappy Grab bag that you could win just for commenting on each blog in the hop.  With this being such a short hop it will be a breeze! Robin will be choosing a winner on December 26th. 

Thanks for hopping with us today as well as over the past 2 years!  We are going to continue hopping in 2014 but will have a few changes coming to enhance your hopping experience.  

Be sure to join us on January 18th for our next hop ............which will be more "interactive"! 

Sunday, December 1, 2013


To get to Colorful Creations Jingle All the Way Holiday Hop click HERE.

To get to the Krazy Crafting Crew Gift Giving Hop click HERE.


Welcome to Day 3

We hope that you enjoyed the recipes and fun projects and ideas that were shared on Days 1 and 2.  We are so happy to have you back again today!

Today's first stop is Brandi.  So far she has shared with us a cute set of holiday drawers and a really pretty tag.  Wonder what she has in store for us today!

You should have arrived here from Anne’s Scrap Corner.  After your visit with me please head over for a visit with Libby at Northern Maine Scrappy Girl.

Be sure that you have visited each blog every day and left a comment as a random commenter will be selected to win a wonderful Grand Prize of Scrappy Goodies!

Today, I am going to issue you a challenge.  For the last 3 days you have seen inspiring projects on our blogs.  My challenge to you is to create something that was inspired by any of the projects shared on the hop (that you have not entered into another challenge on Colorful Creations).  In other words, you have seen cards, layouts, gift boxes, tags, a set of drawers, altered CDs and altered charger plates and more.  Post your creation in our gallery before Thursday December 5 at 11:45 pm and be sure to come back here, post your gallery link and let me know what you were inspired by. Don't forget to tag your creation JBHPAULA.  I also have a great holiday prize for a randomly chosen player!

Here is the full line up for today so you can be sure you did not miss anyone.

Brandi – Lucky Flutterby Creations
Janet - My Beautiful Life in Pages
Anne – Anne’s Scrap Corner
Paula – Precious Pages by Paula
Libby -Northern Maine Scrappy Girl
Lainie – Paper and Passementerie

Here's a re-cap of Day 1
Libby - holiday card and recipe for Raspberry Ribbons
Brandi - a wonderful set of holiday drawers
Anne - recipe for Peanut Butter Balls
Janet - online scrappy shopping recommendation
Lainie - beautiful gift box 
Paula - recipe for Slutty Brownies

and Day 2
Lainie - Advent Calendar
Brandi - Holiday Tag
Anne - Say It With Words challenge
Janet - Decorated Holiday Tray
Paula - variety of holiday projects
Libby - Layout Sketch Challenge

Thanks so much for joining us!  Watch the site tomorrow for all new December monthly challenges from all of the DT.



Farewell to 2013 soon it will be 2014. 

It is that time of year that gifts are being purchased and made, and it is always wonderful to receive a handmade gift, and there are so many great things to give. Some can be expensive some may not. We all are here to give you ideas for all occasions that you may be giving to another.

Our hostess today is Lissa here at So Many Crafts, So Little Time.

I decided to make a holiday mini-book for your idea gallery...

I am still busy embellishing the pages so for now, here is the cover -

I promise to add more to it as the day goes on...

For today's blog candy Lissa is giving away a $10.00 Gift certificate to anywhere you choose that she can purchase online and send the gift card to you online. Preferably you will choose Close to My Heart for a Studio J layout but this is the time to give and I like to give what you like to receive so good luck to every new and old email follower (required to win the certificate) and commenter who comments on the hop, hoping you make an effort on all the blogs.

Here is the full line up for your convienience

Robin Lane ~ Create~a~Latte
Robin ~ Scrap n' Chat

Thanks for joining us!