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, December 13, 2011

Cierra's Bow

When I last posted I was waiting for my transfer at work to come through and for them to find a replacement for me.  I didn't think it would ever happen but on Thanksgiving Day I boarded a plane along with my little dog "Pepper" heading to Florida.  My son picked me up at the airport and I was able to sit at the Thanksgiving table with my grandchildren for the first time in 4 years.  So I am now living with my son and his family in sunny Florida.  I love being around the kids on a daily basis again.  I was fortunate enough to have enough vacation time until after Christmas so for the most part I have been extremely lazy.

I've been doing some embroidery and sewing.  My granddaughter, Cierra takes a dance class at school and she asked me if I could make them hair bows.  They are responsible for coming up with a dance and their own costumes for a grade.  Of course I said yes ... although I have never made a hair bow.  I searched online for a tutorial and found a video from mommycraftsalot.  My bow isn't as pretty as hers but not bad for a first timer ... lol.  Anyway .. they are calling themselves The Flamingos so I embroidered a covered button to add to the center.  Here is the result:

I'm pleased but most importantly Cierra is happy with them.  

When we arrived at the airport on Thanksgiving the flight was about 1/2 hour early so while we were waiting I couldn't resist taking a picture of Pepper.  Boy was she glad to get here ... lol

Hopefully I will get out of vacation mode and start posting again.  I am looking so forward to spending Christmas with the kids.  And afterwards I hope to get back into some kind of routine.  So until next time .. have a great day!!!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I got a special request in my Etsy Store for a Nook Cover and wanted to show it to you.  The request was for a cover with a map of Boston.  Needless to say fabric with a map of Boston was no where to be found.  So I went to Michael's and got inkjet printer fabric sheets.  I had never used them so really didn't have a clue if or how it would work.  I found a map of Boston on line and printed it onto the sheets.  WOW!!  I wanted to show you how it turned out.

This is the front

The Back

and opened

I am really pleased with the way it turned out.  I only hope my customer likes it as well as I do.  Imagine all the things you could do with these fabric printer sheets.  Hmmmm ... I wonder if I could color on them with my Prisma pencils?!?    :)

Monday, September 26, 2011


It has been so long since I have posted I thought that I should probably update you on what's going on.

My Husband lost his job due to health problems so I picked up extra hours at my job as well as doing side work for extra income.  I opened a little Etsy Shop and have been using my spare time to make items for that.  You can find my shop HERE if you are interested in having a look.

And now for the good news ..... DH has finally agreed to move to Florida.  My oldest Son (and DIL) and Grandchildren moved there 4 years ago and I have missed them terribly.  I put in for a transfer at my job and am waiting for it to come through.  If everything goes according to plan we will be there before Thanksgiving.  So in the meantime we have been sorting and cleaning and packing what we can.  I don't know how long they'll give me when the transfer comes through to report to the new workplace so I need to be ready.  Can't wait ... lol.

Anyway, just thought I give you a heads up.  I probably won't be doing any cardmaking until after the move but will post some of my sewing projects from time to time.  

Have an awesome day!!!  :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Not Cards ....

I have been so busy sewing lately that I haven't done much in the way of card making .... shame on me!!!!!  But I thought I would show you what I've been up to.  My husband bought me an embroidery machine a few years ago.  Cierra (DGD) and I used it a couple of times and decided that it was no fun and put it up.  I love handwork so pushing a few buttons and watching it embroidery bored me.  A couple of weeks ago I got it back out thinking if I wasn't going to use it I would sell it.  Well I have been embroidering up a storm.  I have made kindle and nook covers .... ring bearer pillows and a bunch of lace earrings.

Here is a ring bearer pillow I made:

And here are some of the earrings:

I've made about 12 pr. of earrings in a lot of different colors.  I need to work on my photography but I'll get there.   And one more thing..... this is a little linen Fold Over Bag I made:

Anyway this is what I've been up to .... I'll get a card up here in a couple of days.  :)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Stars and Stripes at Daisy Doodles

The new challenge at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges is "Stars and Stripes".  I chose ...once again... the Lighthouse.  I had a picture in my mind of what I wanted my card to look like and this isn't quite what I had pictured but close....LOL.  Anyway this is what I ended up with:

I am going to retire this image for a while ... I have used it to death but I do love it.  You can find it HERE at Daisy's Digi Doodles for only $1.00.


Card Creations & More By C - 2W, 1E - Something Patriotic

Sunday, June 12, 2011

WOOHOO!!!! Time to announce Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us on the Daisy Doodle Happy Happy Blog Hop.  Each of us are giving away the image that we used for the hop to one lucky winner.  The winner of my image

Janie Printz 

Congratulations Janie!!!!!  Send us an email with "Blog Hop Winner" in the subject line to daisydoodlescc@gmail.com
so we can get your prize out to you.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Nook Cover

Just thought i'd show you my project for today.  It's not a card ... LOL.  This is a sewing project.  I have decided to make sleeves for the eReaders.  This is my first attempt.

(In real life the button matches the green of the cover)

This one is for my bosses wife.  She has the Nook.  So what do ya think?  I want to make a few more for the different eReaders and Tablets .... and one for a Laptop.  I have opened up an Etsy Shop and will be selling these and hopefully some other handmade items.  I've got some ideas of things I'm wanting to make.  We'll see how it goes.  :)

Thanks for coming by,

Monday, June 6, 2011

New Daisy Doodles Challenge

The challenge is to make a masculine card for Fathers's Day.  Every year when it's gets close to Father's Day my thoughts always turn to my Dad.  My Dad was a good man and truly was one of a kind.  There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss him.  With him in mind I created this card.

I know ....  more blue and more white space.   And the Lighthouse again .... I just can't help myself.  This image is so versatile ... it can be used for any occasion.  I have another card coming soon using it in a different way.  I hope you don't get tired of this image because I LOVE it!!

I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  Other than the image the supplies consist of blue and white cardstock .... blue ink .... letter stamps and one small piece of blue ribbon.  That's it.

Go to Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog and see the inspiration there from the rest of the Design Team.  There are some wonderful cards.  Enter the challenge and let us see your projects for Father's Day.  You can visit Daisy's Digi Doodles and see all of her fabulous images.

I am entering this card in these challenges:
Come and Get It Challenges - Fathers Day
Creative Inspirations - 2W - Fathers Day or Card for Dad
Creative Inspirations Paint - 1E - Dad or Special Male
Here Come the Boys  - Fathers Day/Hubby/Partner
Craft Your Days Away  - 2W -  2nd W -  #21 Fathers Day/Special Man
Crafty Emma - E3 - #39 Clean & Simple
ECP Challenges - 2W -  2nd W -  #39 For Dad
Fussy and Fancy - 2W - Card for a male
Stamp Something - Use a digi

Friday, June 3, 2011


Time for the Daisy Doodles Celebration ....  HAPPY HAPPY Blog Hop and SALE!!   WOOHOO!!!

This Blog Hop is to celebrate Miss Daisy's Anniversary and the one year Anniversary of Daisy's Digi Doodles Store.  Hard to believe that a year has already gone by.  The SALE (50% off any item in the store) will run with the Hop through June 5th.

I am the first stop on the hop so if you came to me via  Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog then you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way ..  then go back to Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog and find your way
Each Blog is giving away the digi that they used for their project ... just follow their instructions for your chance to win.  I have used Daisy Doodles "Tropicana" for my card.  

All you have to do to for your chance to win this set is leave a comment on this post and I would love it if you became a follower.   You have until Midnight Sunday, June 5th to get your comments in for your chance to win.   At the end of the hop you will have a chance to win an image of your choice.  The winners will be announced on June 12th.
Now on to my card to celebrate Miss Daisy's Double Anniversary!

I used the following sketch created by our own Lucy and colored the image with Watercolor Pencils and an aquabrush.  All the supplies are from my scrap basket and the sentiment was a stamp I picked up at Joann's from the $1.00 bin.  Love using up my scraps!

I hope you have fun celebrating with us.  And don't forget to enter at each stop for a chance to win Digi's! Your next stop on the Hop is ... KARY ... our newest DT member.

Hop List:

Rhonda  <<< you are here

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thinking Of You with LSS

For my card this week for Lindsay's Stamps Stuff   I have used an image from one of my favorite sets.  I seem to have several favorite sets ... LOL!!  This is from Lindsay's "Birds and Branches" set.

Right now I am really liking white space on cards ... just really like the look.  I also seem to be using a lot of blue lately.  Not sure what's up with that.  Still determined to use up my stash before buying anything new .... everything came from what I had on hand.  I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  The sentiment is from Studio G.

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Images can be found at mygrafico.  Check out Lindsay's Blog ... The Frugal Crafter ... for some amazing inspiration.  She has been posting a lot of video tutorials.  And she really is frugal !!  On Thursday's she posts a freebie and at the end of the week she'll have a round-up of the DT projects for this week.  You can find the Design Team Blogs in my right side bar.  More awesome inspiration!!

I am entering this in these challenges:
Partytime Tuesdays - #18 Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday -  Wrap it Up with Ribbon
DDH Challenges -  Only one layer
Incy Wincy Designs - Nature
Make it Monday - Always anything goes

thanks for coming by,

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Just Saying Hello

This week for my free card over at Daisy Doodles I chose "Ribbit".  I don't know why but I don't think I have ever used him.  He really is cute.

You can find him HERE at Daisy's Digi Doodles for only $2.00.  I colored him with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  The sentiment is a Studio G Stamp and everything else is from my stash.

If you haven't yet .. there is still time to enter Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges and get your card in.  The challenge is Red/White/Blue.  You can win Daisy Doodles Images!!!!!

Incy Wincy Designs - Nature
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
The Outlawz Sentiment required - Anything goes with a sentiment on the card front
2 Sisters - #41 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today,

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

LSS - Posh 'n' Trendy

I think my very favorite cards are the clean and simple ones.  When I first began using digi's .. for me it was all about the images.   As time went on I added more stuff and am now back to the less is more frame of mind.  I attempted a one layer card but wasn't real sure what constituted one layer.  Is the background considered a layer?  I am thinking yes.  Are embellishments such as ribbons or gems a layer?  I have no idea ....  but I'm thinking no.  Hopefully some of you will share your thoughts.

Anyway ... after all of that  (LOL) here is my attempt at a one layer card:

I just printed the image and sentiment out on the card base.  This is one layer ... right?!?    This image is from one of my very favorite digital stamp sets "Posh 'N' Trendy" from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.  You can find it at mygrafico Store.  The sentiment is from Raindrop Echoes HERE.

Visit Lindsay's Blog  .. The Frugal Crafter .. for tons of inspiration.  You'll find tutorials and lots of ideas and information on a lot of things.  Every Thursday she has a Freebie and at the end of the week a round-up of all the Design Team projects.  But id you don't want to wait until the end of the week you can visit their blogs located in my right side bar.

Sentimental Sundays - one layer card and a sentiment
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge - 2W, C10 - challenge yourself to try something new
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Stamps R Us - 2W, 2E - Goin Digital - use something digi
Woodware USA - 2E - Anything Goes

Monday, May 23, 2011

Red, White and Blue Challenge at Daisy Doodles

The bi-weekly challenge at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges is Red White and Blue.  I chose an image from the "Summer Fun" set from Daisy's Digi Doodles Store.  Here's my card:

The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  The sentiment is a clear $1 Studio G Stamp.  Stop by the Design Team Blogs listed in my left side bar and see their projects.  Then head over to Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges and get your Red, White and Blue project entered in the challenge to win Daisy Doodles Stamps.

I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - #40 Use A Digi
Crafty Catz - 1E - Anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's A Girl Thing

I am the official Birthday Card Maker at work for my co-workers.  One of the girls had a birthday Sunday and this is the card I made for her.

The image is from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff  "It's A Girl Thing" digital stamp set.  This one can be found at Lindsay's Shop Handmade Store.  You can also find Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Sets at mygrafico.

I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS.  I used blue and purple cardstock and stamped flourishes on the blue with purple ink.  (I didn't have any blue and purple paper)  The sentiment is from Bird's Cards.
Lindsay's Design Team blogs are in my right sidebar so visit them and see their projects.  The are really a talented group of Gals.

At the end of the week Lindsay will have a weekly round-up of the projects from the DT as well as a FREEBIE on Thursday.  Visit Lindsay's Blog.  She has tons of inspiration and tutorials all the time.  Her blog is one of my favorites.

Scrappy Frogs - 3W - Anything goes
Paper Sundaes - 3E, C10 -  Birthday Creations
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes

Monday, May 16, 2011

Daisy Doodles - Lighthouse

It's our free week over at Daisy Doodles.  I used Miss Daisy's Lighthouse for my card this week.  I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  You can find Daisy Doodles images at Daisy's Digi Doodles Store.
Supplies:   Red and white cardstock ... red organza ribbon ... oval nesties ... and sentiment from Raindrop Echoes.
There is still time to get in on the challenge.  You can check it out at the Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Clean & simple
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Stamps R Us - 2W, 2E - Goin Digital - use something digi

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Green Apples .... mmmmm

A new Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Challenge is up.  It's a Color Challenge ... "Blue, Pink or Green with Brown or Kraft".  For my card I chose to use Green and Brown.

The image is "Apple Basket" from Daisy Doodles and can be purchased at Daisy's Digi Doodles for $1.50.  I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  Visit Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog and see the Design Teams projects.  I always love to see what they all come up with.    The should inspire you to join in on the challenge.
Visit the Daisy's Digi Doodles Store and browse the awesome digi's she has .... then enter the challenge at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges and you could win some.

I am entering this card in these Challenges:
Flourishes - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - 2E - Anything Goes

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My card this week for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff features an image from "Fancy Flowers" Stamp Set.  This is an awesome set.  Here is my card:

Isn't this a pretty image?  I just love it.  You can pick it up at "mygrafico".  I have a real hard time coloring outside the lines but wanted to try with watercolor pencils and an aquabrush.  I always liked the look when I see others do it.  I like the way it turned out.

Visit Lindsay's Blog .... The Frugal Crafter ... and see what she has for you today.  I know it will be something awesome.  And pick up her freebie for the week.  On Friday she'll have a round-up of all the DT cards.  You can find their blogs on my right side-bar.

Have a great day!!  I'm off to check out Lindsay's blog!!!!!!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Come Fly With Me

I am still having internet issues so I am doing my free week card for Daisy Doodles today.  I had actually made this card to be poster earlier but between internet problems, and a busier work schedule and my hubby landing himself in the hospital I have been a little preoccupied with life ...   Anyway I had been dying to use "Up, up and away"  from Daisy's Digi Doodles.  It has digi paper with it, too.

Here is my card:

This was such an easy card to make.  I used a light gray card base, then the digi paper mounted on black.  I colored the plane with prismacolor pencils and oms and inked the sky.  Mounted it on black and the light gray. Attached it to the card along with a computer generated sentiment and done.  Pretty simple!  This was a fun one to do.
If you haven't entered the challenged yet there is still plenty of time.  The theme is May Flowers or Mother's Day.  Go to Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog and join in.

Fashionista Friday - #77: Things with wings
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes
Paper Cutz - Challenge #89: Anything goes
Stamp Something - Things with wings

Thanks for coming by,

Monday, April 25, 2011

Daisy Doodles May Flowers Challenge

Today starts the new challenge over at Daisy Doodles.  The Challenge this time is "May Flowers".  I used one of my very favorite stamps from the past. 

I am having major internet issues so this is short and sweet.  I should be back on line in a couple of days and will update and edit this post then.  I am at the public library doing this one and they only give you a certain amount of time.  I wanted to get my card posted today but will give you all the details when I am back on my own computer.  Be sure and go to the Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog and check out the rest of our DT and get your card in.  You can find the challenge blog as well as the DT blogs in my left side bar.  Thanks for your patience and I will be back in a couple of days. 

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