Welcome to my blog.... this is my place to share my projects and a little about my family with you. I only hope that you can find some inspiration here.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More Summer Fun with Daisy Doodles and a freebie

I love Miss Daisy's "Summer Fun" set.  This is the 2nd time I have used this image and probably not the last.

When I found this quote I had to generate a sentiment  for this image.  You can find this set at Daisy's Digi Doodles Store as well as many others.  She has some new ones so go and have a look.  And don't forget about the contest for the name that stamp on Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog.

If you like this sentiment just left click for a larger image and right click to save.  I hope you can use it.....ENJOY!!!!

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Monday, June 28, 2010


Name this stamp for a chance to win it!   :)

Isn't this just beautiful?!  Go to Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges and name this stamp.  Leave a comment with the name for a chance to win it.

From Miss Daisy:     I need a name for this new release, not my best point lol
I decided to do another 'Name me' challenge with it.
All you have to do to win it, is leave a comment below (on the DDCC blog) stating the name you think it should be.
I will name the stamp after the one I like best and send the stamp to the winner, 
after announcing the new name.
As I want to get this in store, the challenge will close on wednesday.
Looking forward to having a hard choice to make :)

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

mygrafico Retirement Sale

Stop by mygrafico and pick up some awesome sets for $1.00.  You can snag some of Lindsay's Christmas Sets  :)  She's making room for new ones.  WOOHOO!!!!

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Special Day

This is my very first wedding card.  I don't know why but wedding cards always intimidated me.  One of the girls I work with needed one so I decided to give it a try.  Her color was pink.

I took the picture at work and the lighting is horrible.  I used Georgia Pacific cardstock and it is really white.
Below is the inside (which is also white).

 I seemed really weird while I was making this card.  This is the first card in well over a year that has not had a digital image on it.  I was waaaaay out of my comfort zone...lol.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010


                                    ............................. fresh strawberries!
These images make me want to run right straight to the Farmer's Market and buy Strawberries.

I printed these out directly on my card base and colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  You can't see it very well in the picture but I scored lines on each card and then used an EK Success Border Punch.  I love what I call stand alone images that are pretty enough on their own without embellishments.  I just love clean and simple and these images from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff at mygraphico really fit the bill.  These are from Lindsay's new set "Strawberries and Watermelon".  I really like notecards and when I saw these they screamed notecard to me.  I plan on making a set of these .... I'm thinking they would be a really nice set bundled and tied with a pretty red ribbon.

It's Thursday so that means the DT have all posted projects that are sure to inspire you.  Starting with Lindsay's be sure and visit each one to see what that have come up with.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer),    Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator,     Margie Visnick,

Digi Doodle's Shops Best  -  Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed  -  Anything Goes
Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges -  Strawberries & Cream

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Monday, June 21, 2010

"Summertime" with Daisy Doodles

Join us for the challenge this week at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges..... the theme is "Summertime".     Here is my card:

This is one of the new images "Tropicana" and I just love it.  You can find it at Daisy's Digi Doodles Store as well as some other Summertime images that would be perfect for this challenge.  Remember, if you use a Daisy Doodles image you get your name in the drawing 2x.
So come and play with us and see what the DT is up to.  This is also the first challenge for our new DT members.   So check out their blogs ... you are sure to be inspired.  There is some amazing talent on this team.
 <<<<<<<<    The rest of Daisy Doodles Design Team.   Visit their blogs and let them know you were there.

Stamp Something  -  Summer
A Spoon Full of Sugar  -   Sunshine Inspired
Quirky Crafts - Challenge  -  Summer
The ABC Challenge  -  W is for Weather (hot)

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

15 today !

Today is my Grandson Taylor's Birthday.  He is 15...WOW!!!  It is so hard to believe that could be possible.  He is my first.  I am going to stop before I embarrass him  ...  lol  I forget that he's growing up and not that little boy anymore.

Here is the card that I made for him.  He, too is a guitar player   :)
Image by Birds Cards
I Love You Taylor...Wish I could be there with you.  Hoping you have an awesome birthday!!!

I swiped this picture from Susie's Facebook Album...Thanks Susie!!  I really like this picture.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons.....

MAKE LEMONADE ... then drink up!!

Hi everyone!  It is late and I am struggling to stay awake but wanted to get this card posted.  I am so thrilled with Daisy Doodles new image "Tropicana"   I think it is my new favorite.   

Supplies Used:
Image from Daisy's Digi DoodlesYellow and orange cardstock, 2 designer papers by K & Co.and Daisy Doodles, Studio G $1 Stamps (lemon and sentiment), Orange and yellow poca-dot ribbon, Sissix sizzlet die, Paper Glaze, Yellow and black inkpads , Prismacolor Pencils and OMS

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Thursday - for Dad

Thursday - time for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff post.  I decided to do a Father's Day card.  I saw a technique video at Stamp TV using a piece of the newspaper and distress inks and wanted to try it.  So I picked an image that I thought would work with it.  Here is what I came up with:

This is the image.  It is "Most Tools" and can be found at mygrafico.  I took out the wording and added my own.  I hope that's OK Lindsay.

I colored it with Prisma Pencils and OMS...then inked around it with Tim Holtz Linen Distress Ink.

I am excited to see what the rest of the DT has done.  Be sure and visit all of them starting at Lindsay's Blog.  She has a tutorial for you.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)

Simple Doodles - Just for you Dad
Magical Crafts - Something for a Male/Fathers Day
Incy Wincy Designs - One for the guys
Drunken Stampers - Father's Day
Creative Craft Challenges - For the man in your life
Crafty Cardmakers - Cards for Men
Cards for Men - Father's Day

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

D2D - "Mice Wishes"

I just love these weekly challenges of Faith's.  Her images are just the cutest and this one is no exception.

How cute is this little guy?  Go to Delightful Inspiration Challenge blog and join in the fun.

Image by Faith - D2D
Paper by Lindsay - LSS
White 5x7 card base
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS, ribbon, stickles and scribbles, $1 stamps
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Celebrate America

This is a new digi stamp from Daisy's Digi Doodles.  I had to have it and thought I would save it for July 4th but couldn't wait.

The stamp and the sentiment is part of the "Celebrate America" digital stamp set.  This is the most awesome stamp.   I colored it with my prismas and OMS.  Everything on this card is from my stash and is over a year old.  I love it when I dig out the old stuff.

Craftalicious  -  New
Crafty Ann's  -  Fly the Flag
Dare U 2 Digi  -  Red, White and Blue
Paper Playtime  -  Red, White and Blue

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Card for the COFFEE LOVERS and a Freebie

I was surfing and looking for quotes and I found this one.  I Love it!  Miss Daisy had a coffee press image so there was no question what I was going to do.  Here's my card

Those who know me know that I do drink a substantial amount of coffee...rofl....  You can find this image at Daisy's Digi Doodles store.  It also has a freebie with it.  If you would like this quote scroll down and it is yours free for the taking.

Secret Crafter  -  Include a Quote
"Just Us Girls"  -  Technique  (Digital)
Stampavie and More  -  Dots (in the paper)

To save left click for larger image and right click to save

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Truth or Lie

My friend and SBS   Sistah Cheryl of She Stamps Blog gave me this award with specific instructions to go along with it.

I have to make a list of seven things about myself.  It has to be 6 lies and 1 truth  OR 6 truths and 1 lie

here is my list.
1.  I travel to CA regularly to visit my daughter
2.  I play the piano
3.  I am totally addicted to coffee
4.  I grew up on a farm
5.  When I was younger I did a lot of modeling

So...which is it truths or lies.....you decide.
And I will pass this to 7 people who are also creative writers....or are they?

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You are my Cup of Tea and a Freebie

Hi!  As most of you know I am part of Daisy Doodles DT.  Most all of my cards are using her images.  I love Word Art so I wanted to try and make my own to go with her images.  Well...this is my very first attempt at  it...lol  If you like it you are more than welcome to have it.  The only thing I ask is that you let me know what you think.  You can scroll down to get the sentiment.

You can get this image "Afternoon Tea"  HERE at Daisy's Digi Doodles Store.  It's one of Miss Daisy's new images.

Here is the sentiment...left click to enlarge and then right click to save.

I would love to hear your comments.

Craftalicious Challenges  -  "New"  (digi and sentiment)
Bee Crafty -  "Bloomin' Marvellous"
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Friday, June 11, 2010


I Love Daisies

I've had this card in my mind for quite a while.  I downloaded the background about a year ago..before I had my blog....it was for scrapbooking and was actually a sentiment.  I don't know who it belongs to so if anyone knows please leave a comment and tell me so I can give the proper credit.

I enlarged it for the background and added a Digital Stamp from Daisy's Digi Doodles   "Flower Pack".  Colored with prisma pencils and mounted on black cardstock ... I cut around it to just leave the outline.  This is the most simple card I have ever done.  I just love this daisy....my favorite flowers are daisies and wildflowers.  Here is a pic of my wildflower garden:

These are the first ones to come up.   There are all kinds and all different colors.

I am entering this in the Tuesday Taggers Challenge   -  All That Blooms

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Thursday - Congrats on the new nest

I had a really hard time deciding what I wanted to do this week.  I had never used chalk to color a digi so I knew I wanted to find a stamp that would lend itself to coloring with chalk.  I decided on this image from  "Birds and Branches"

There wasn't a lot of supplies used with this card...I really wanted something clean and simple.  I chalked the image and inked around the edge with blue and double matted with beige and light blue card stock.  The sentiment is also from Lindsay's and I cut it out with an oval nestie and inked the edge of it also.  I punched each side with a punch and threaded ribbon through it.  Added 3 dots of light blue Scribbles... inked the entire edge of the card and that's it.

You can find Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Stamp Sets (and freebies) at mygrafico.  While you're there check out the Schools- out Sale through Saturday.

Visit Lindsay's Blog as well as the rest of the Design Team Blogs to see what they're up to this week.  You.ll see some great projects plus Lindsay has a freebie for you.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)
Stamp Something  -  Use a digi
Whoopsi Daisy  -  Ribbon

Digital Tuesday Challenge  -  Coloring with Chalks

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Congrats Grads...Susie, Cierra & Dalton


     You have heard me talk about my DIL Susie and how proud I am of her.  I hear others talk about how they don't get along with their DIL's and realize how fortunate I am.  If I had handpicked mine I could not have chosen one that I love anymore ... she is the daughter that I didn't have.
     Cierra is my only granddaughter....she is something else!  She reminds me of my Mom with some of the things she says and does...and I might add...she doesn't let her brothers get over on her either..lol   She has graduated elementary school and is going to middle school....gosh time flies ... doesn't seem that long since her Dad was there.  Way to go Cierra!!!!  I love you!!!
     And our little guitar playing man...Dalton the youngest of the grandkids...has graduated Kindergarten.  He is the sweetest little guy....I could honestly just hug the life right out of him.....

Here are their grad pics:

Cierra ,   Dalton   and Mom (Susie)
.....Mamaw loves you and is very proud of you!        

Thanks for bearing with me....but I adore my family and just like to brag about 'em and show 'em off every now and then  :)

Card info:
Images and sentiment from Daisy's Digi Doodles  Graduation set
Paper from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS

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D2D - "Potted Flowers"

Here is my card for the Designed 2 Delight challenge.  It's a progressive challenge.  This is the first one for June...you get the 1st one free and when you enter the challenge with it you get the next one free.  It isn't too late.  You have until midnight Thursday.  Go over and get yours and play along.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Daisy Doodles "Father's Day Challenge"

Time once again for the bi-weekly challenge at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog.  This one is "Father's Day / Manly" theme.  I decided to make a Father's Day card for my hubby.  I really wanted to use an image from the new "Summer Fun" set so this is what I came up with:

This time I colored my images with watercolor pencils and used a blender pen.  I sponged the sky and used diamond stickles on the clouds.  Both images are from the "Summer Fun" set.  If you haven't been yet check out Daisy's Digi Doodles new store... she has lots of awesome stamps..
Supplies used:
red and blue cardstock....papers from DCWV patterned papers....oval nesties....red grosgrain ribbon....and computer generated sentiments

Stop by the rest of the Design Team blogs and see what they have come up with
Mary .... Joanne .... Lawren .... Cec .... Jane 

I am entering my card in these challenges:
Cupcake Craft - Dazzle Us  (Stickles on clouds)
A Spoonful of Sugar  -  Celebration
Cards For Men  -  Father's Day
Creative Craft  -  Ribbons and Bows
La-La Land  -  Summertime
Creative Cottage  -  Father's Day
Sassy Cheryl's  -   Lots of Layers
Stampin With The Dragon  -  Summertime
Our Creative Corner -  Summer Inspiration
One Stitch At A Time  -  Boys To Men

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Friday, June 4, 2010

We All Scream For Ice Cream

This is one of the images from Daisy Doodles new "Summer Fun" set.  One of my favorites.  I like neopolitan ice  cream the best.  When I saw this one I knew I had to color it.

I like all 10 of the images in this set.  You can find it at Daisy's Digi Doodles.  

I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils blended with OMS.  The paper and cardstock are both DCWV....ribbon from the $1 bin at Michaels.  I used Stickles and Scribbles.  The sentiment was a freebie I downloaded a long time ago but I don't remember from where.  If anyone knows let me know and I will give the credit where it belongs.

Cupcake Craft Challenges  -  Summer Delights
Everybody Art Challenge  -  Summer
Tellen's Place - 2 Patterned Papers
Stampin With The Dragon  -  Summer Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant  -  "Gotta Wear Shades"  Bright Colors
Stampavie  -  Summer

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