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.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Beehive Yourself

Rudy, Susie and the kids were in all last week from Florida.  I soooo love to spend time with them.  They left Saturday and I miss them already.... :(   So now it's back to business as normal.  So that means it is time for ....
Yep! ....  Daisy Doodles Challenge #16    .....  ANYTHING GOES
Here's my card:

For this one I chose Daisy Doodles Image "Beehive Yourself" .  I hadn't used this one yet so thought this was a good time.   I really like this image.  You can find it and many more at Daisy's Digi Doodles Store.  And right now Miss Daisy has a SALE up to 50% off on everything in the store.

I used a Fiskars Texture Plate and inked it for the background...colored my image with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS ..I made the flowers with 2 shades of yellow tissue paper.  After it was done I spied the little bee applique on my bulletin board.  I had it left over from a dance costume 3 years ago.  So viola .. it was perfect with the image.

Check out the rest of the DT's projects for some inspiration and then cruise over to Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge Blog and enter your project.

* Joanne * Mary * Lawren * Tina * Sharon *  Susan * Monika *  

Totally Paper Crafts - Plain and Simple
Craft Your Days Away  -  With Wings
Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en  -  Make Your Own Flowers

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff - Thursday

It is time again for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Thursday.  Before I show you my card I want to let you know that Lindsay is having at 30% off End of Summer Sale at mygrafico.  
After you see all of the Design Teams projects you are probably going to be glad she is having a sale... LOL!

I would also like to welcome Laurel to the Design Team.She has an awesome blog...go and check it out.

Now for my card:

I have once again used Lindsay's Steampunk Set.  Yes.. I am hooked on this set.  You can find it HERE.

Don't forget to go to Lindsay's Blog and see what the freebie for this week is.  I can't wait.  They are always as good as the ones for sale  :)

Here are the links for the Design Team.  I can't wait to see what they have done this week.  After you visit their blogs don't forget about the 30% off End of Summer Sale.

***  Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)  ***
*  Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator  *  Shannon Neparko  *  Margie Visnick  *Lisa Jurecek  *  Tracey Allen  *  Melissa Craig  *    Leanne Garner  *  Tamara Bennett  *  Cindi Hooks  *  Micki Harper  *  Karin Martin  *  Jennifer Bliss  *   Rhonda Walker (that's me)  *  Diane Bove  *  Tracy Vinson   *  Laurel Seabrook  *

Aud Sentiments  -  Anything Goes
Bee Crafty  -  Ribbons and Bows
Creatalicious  -  Vintage
Paper Cutz  -  Anything Goes
Polka Doodles  -  Vintage
Sentimental Sundays  -  Words To Inspire
Stamp Something  -  Digi Day

Thanks for stoppin' by to visit, :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Daisy Doodles Style

There is a new forum starting up at Daisy's Digi Doodles Store.  There is a new challenge over there beginning Sept. 1  -  "Anything Goes"  Go over and look around and get the details.  There are a couple of freebies to nab while you are there too.    Miss Daisy also has a sale going on at the store.  Up to 50% off on every stamp in the store.    Also, the "Yellow and White or Cream" challenge runs til the end of the week at the Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog.  Join us for some fun!!!!

Here is a card I made using one of the freebies from the forum:

Thanks for stoppin' by,

D2D - "Fishin' Around"

Here is my card for the current challenge at Designed 2 Delight

How cute is this little guy?  He is called "Fishin' Around".  Faith always gives us great images.  And everything was from my stash.  I am determined not to buy anything else until I put a big dent in my stash.

Thanks for stoppin' by,

Thursday, August 19, 2010

2 Lindsay projects today!! WOOHOO!!!

It's Lindsay's day again!!  I did 2 projects for today but....before I show you I need to tell you that Lindsay is having a 40% off sale in her mygrafico store.   It will run until midnight.  Now on to my first project......  I really started this one for last week and changed my mind mid-stream and did the note cards.  Us crafters are like that..lol.  This uses her free vintage image that you can find on her blog here .....Post-It Note Holders........

There really wasn't anything to them...printed it in 6 different colors and just added the flowers and bows.  I love this image and it's free.   :)

Here is my 2nd project:
This card uses one of the images from her "Steampunk" Set.  This really is an awesome set and a great one for guy stuff.  I saw this sketch over at the Stamp TV blog and loved it.  I started with brown CS.  The BG paper is a page from a book in latin.  I crumpled it..inked it with linen distress ink..crumpled it again and inked it with a darker distress ink.  (Both by Tim Holtz)  I then used another piece of brown CS and a piece of tan CS inked with the darker distress ink and cut it out with a labels one nestie.  I then cut the image out with a smaller labels one nestie and layered it on the brown CS.  I used my paper crimper to make the ribbon out of a piece of scrap.  The sentiment stamps were from a set I got on clearance at Michael's a few years ago. I do not not remember the name.  I can probably find the package if you want to know.
This set is so awesome!  I want to use all the images at some point.  You can find it at mygrafico  here.  And if you want it you can get it for 40% off until midnight.   

Be sure and check out all of the Design Team blogs.  They have some wonderful inspiration for you.    And don't forget to see what Lindsay has today for her freebie.  She also has a tutorial for you on photocopy transfers.

***  Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)  ***
*  Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator  *  Shannon Neparko  *  Margie Visnick  *Lisa Jurecek  *  Tracey Allen  *  Melissa Craig  *    Leanne Garner  *  Tamara Bennett  *  Cindi Hooks  *  Micki Harper  *  Karin Martin  *  Jennifer Bliss  *   Rhonda Walker (that's me)  *  Diane Bove  *  Tracy Vinson

Craftalicious  -  Vintage  (both projects)
Ellaphantastic  -  Shabby Chic  (both projects)
Simon Says  -  Make A Gift  (post-it holders)

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

D2D Delightful Inspiration and Double Delight

The image from Faith this week at Designed 2 Delight - Delightful Inspiration is "Happy Harvest".

I love this image.  This is a progressieve challenge.  There is also another challenge called Double Delight using the image from the Delightful Inspiration Challenge.  This week is Clean and Simple.  And Clean and Simple is my very favorite by far.   So needless to say I have to enter both.   

I colored my image with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  The sentiment is one of the the clear stamps from the $1 bin at Michaels.  The rest of my card is self explanatory.  Very Simple!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, August 16, 2010

Daisy Doodles Challenge - Yellow and Cream or White

The challenge over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog is "Yellow and Cream or White".  Here's mine:

This oval easel template is from Ann Whitfield of  Crafty Ann's.  I love easel cards anyway and couldn't resist trying this one.  The image that I chose this time is "Sunflowers".  You can find it as well as many others at Daisy's Digi Doodles Store.

I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS and mounted it on layers cut with Nesties and place on the oval easel card base.  The paper is from K & Company ...ribbon and sunflower button from stash.

Check out the rest of the DT's projects for some inspiration and then cruise over to Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge Blog and enter your project.
Incy Wincy  -  Yellow
Sentimental Sundays  -  Ribbon or Lace
I Did It Creations  -  Anything Goes
Paper Pretties  -  Ribbon
Mark's Finest Papers  -  Think Flowers
Stamp and Create  -  Flowers
Charisma Cardz  -  Easel Card

***** Thank you so much for your kind comments about my little Pepper.  She's on the mend now.  She's not quite there yet but I see her improving every day.  I am soooo happy.  She's my baby!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

D2D Teddy

I have missed the Designed 2 Delight Challenges for a while.  So I started again and the first image this month is soooo cute.  It would be adorable for several different kinds of cards.

Thanks for stopping by,

LSS - "just a note"

Well it seems that I am back to note cards.  I don't know why but I like to do them.  This time I used Lindsay's "Steampunk Style" Digital Stamp Set.  The old typewriter just seemed to scream note card to me.

What do ya think?  I would like to do all the stamps in this set.  These measure about 4 1/2" square.  I still need to make envelopes for them.  This is really a great set and you can find it at mygrafico HERE.

 As always there is a freebie on Lindsay's Blog.  Her freebies are always awesome.  The rest of the Design Team has projects that are sure to inspire you.  Go have a look.  :)

***  Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)  ***
*  Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator  *  Shannon Neparko  *  Margie Visnick  *Lisa Jurecek  *  Tracey Allen  *  Melissa Craig  *    Leanne Garner  *  Tamara Bennett  *  Cindi Hooks  *  Micki Harper  *  Karin Martin  *  Jennifer Bliss  *   Rhonda Walker (that's me)  *  Diane Bove  *  Tracy Vinson
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays  -  Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenges  -  Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Daisy Doodles "School Time"

It's hard to believe it but it's that time again.  "School Time"   My grandkids start back on Monday...where did the summer go!?!   I decided to make a card using Daisy Doodles  "School time".  There are 6 images in this set and I used 5. And right now Miss Daisy is having a 25% off sale on EVERYTHING in the store.  So you can get this 6 stamp set for $2.25.  WHAT A DEAL!!!!

I am trying to get out of my creative slump!  The papers are from my scrap basket (they were digital but I don't know from where).  The red trim came from a $1 bin at JoAnns.  I cut out and colored each digi stamp with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  And that is everything..lol.  I would like to enter this card in the Paper Playtime Challenge  -  School Days.

I had been so preoccupied with my little dog ... Pepper ... that I could not do anything.  I honestly thought I was losing her.  She is 12 and totally blind and contracted a uterine infection.  It has been over a week now but she is on the mend.  She is so skinny and I am having to cook and hand feed her every hour or so to try and put weight on her.  She is very weak but is moving around ... I am seeing improvement in her every day now.    Here is a pic of my baby girl:     
I have had a wedding dress for 2 weeks to alter and couldn't get it done because I couldn't bring myself to leave Pepper long enough to go upstairs to my sewing/craft room to do it.  So now that is my project for today.  I think that maybe I am coming out of my slump and hopefully afterwards can work on some more cards.
Have a great rest of the day!!!!  :)

Thank you for coming by,

Friday, August 6, 2010


I have finally made a card that isn't digital.   I have not been in my craft room for a while.  My little dog has been very sick and I can't bring myself to go upstairs and leave her.  She is my baby and I have been so worried and preoccupied that it really is difficult to craft.  But I left DH in charge of her for a little bit and went upstairs.  My Blogging Sister and friend Cheryl of She Stamps sent me some House Mouse images she stamped back at the beginning of the year.  I colored them but never made the cards.  I decided to make one with the little ballerina. These are all just the cutest stamps.  Anyway here is my card:

Everything was out of my scrap basket...I love it when I can use up small pieces.  The flowers were even ones I had made before and threw them in my little bucket of stuff I decided not to use.  I am hoping that I can get out of this slump that I'm in and produce some more cards.  But until my little baby girl ... Pepper .. is better I am really having a hard time doing anything.  She is 12 yrs and has been my baby her whole life.  Please say a little prayer for her.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff - Thursday

hello....it's Thursday and that means Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.  This is going to be a very short post.  I am dead tired and about to go to sleep on my keyboard.  The set I chose to use is "On The Line".  There are tons of ways to use it.   You can find it at mygrafico HERE.  How cute is this!?!


Anyway, here is what I did:  ( I am kinda thinking of hanging it on my wall at work ...  You don't know how many times this phrase comes to my mind ... LOL)

LSS "On The Line" Digital Stamps ... CAD-Mel's World Digital Papers & Embellishments ... Sentiment by Create with TLC.

Be sure to check out Lindsay's and all the Design Team Blogs to see what they did.  They are such a talented bunch of gals. And don't forget to grab the freebie at Lindsay's.

**Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)**

I am entering this in the challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog which is Anything Goes.

Edited 8/6/2010:  
I learned today that yesterday (Aug.5) was National Underwear Day!  How perfect is that!?!

Until next time Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, August 2, 2010


Howdy Pilgrims!  Belle Star here.  (Belle Starr, aka: the "Outlaw Queen” (1848-1889) - Hooking up with the likes of theYounger brothers and Jesse James at a young age, Starr became an outlaw herself and was the first woman to be tried for a serious crime by Judge Isaac Parker)   Got a lot to share with ya'll today so git yerself a cup of Arbuckle's or yer jug of AppleJack and sit a spell.  Miss Kitty LeRoy  (Kitty LeRoy - A gunfighter and gambler, she was one of the Old West's best women gamblers. In 1876 she ran a saloon in DeadwoodSouth Dakota. Her many lovers included Sam Bass and Wild Bill Hickok. Her fourth husband grew jealous and killed her in 1878) over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges is having herself a Blog Hop and a Challenge.  Thar's also a 25% off Sale going on at the store until August 15....YEEHAW!!!!

I reckon Sheriff Freddy and Hoss have been summoned to town to help save it.  They have traveled a purty fer piece through the Badlands to git here.  Here's my card + 1:

double stair-step card:
candy bar matchbox:

My friend Joanne aka the Angel of Tombstone sent me a tutorial link for a side-step card and I added another side to it.  I used the papers Jules created to go with her "Freddy Goes Western" stamps.  I printed them out onto the cardstock for the card base based on the measurements on the side step instructions.  I cut and scored it to make the card.I then colored Freddy and Hoss and the cactus with prisma pencils and adhered them to the card.  I printed DD papers onto cardstock  for the candy bar matchbox and cut it out and scored it.  The sentiments are also Dasiy Doodles.

This here stamp set "Freddy Goes Western"  is Ace-High.  If ya'll got a hankering to have a look-see you can find it HERE at Daisy's Digi Doodles Store.  Here's what ya'll got to do to win.  Visit all the blogs of the DT starting with the Challenge Blog and find the letters that are highlighted somewheres in each one.  Collect 'em all and unscramble 'em to make the 2 word phrase.  The last stop on the Trail (the store) will tell ya what do do when ya git thar.  Leave a comment on each blog so's we know you's was thar.  If ya'll got here from Stagecoach Mary's (Mary Fields, aka: Stagecoach Mary (1832-1914) - Born as a slave in Tennessee, Fields was one of the first women entrepreneurs, stagecoach drivers, pioneers of the American West) then ya been on the right trail.  If not skedaddle back to the Challenge Blog and start there.  If ya'll git lost or make a wrong turn you can find the blog list below.  I hear-tell all of 'em got some purty beliked things to show ye.  In my book these here gals are afly.  If yer pining for these stamps then what in tarnation are ye a waiting fer? Go to the last post on the trail ... Kitty LeRoys  Daisy Digi Doodles Store and git yer last letter and find out what to do to win.

Kitty LeRoy's Challenge Blog
Joanne aka Nellie Cashman
Tina aka Cattle Kate
Susan and Emma aka "Doc" Susie and Lottie Deno
Lawren aka Pearl Hart
Cec aka Annie Oakley
Monika aka Poker Alice
Sharon aka Mollie Johnson
Jane aka Calamity Jane
Mary aka Stagecoach Mary
Rhonda aka Belle Starr
Miss Daisy's aka Kitty LeRoy

These names are real female legends of the Old West.  If you are interested in learning more go HERE.

Don't forgit about the challenge....Western Card + 1 ...you could win a Gift Certificate worth a 5 dollar gold piece.

Challenges Entered:
Mami Doodles  - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare  -  Anything Goes
Paper Play - Anything Goes
Thanks for visiting :)
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