Friday, October 1, 2010

Double Pocket Bag - Christmas Friday

Give this one a try- check out the Christmas all Year Long Blog.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Pink Cat Studios

This week's image is from Pink Cat Studios

Join the fun - you could be a winner.
Check out Christmas Stampin All Year Long

Friday, September 10, 2010

In Style

This week's image is from In Style- and brads or eyelets! Join the fun at: Stampin' Christmas All Year Long- you can win some free images!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Gift Challenge Friday

This week's challenge is a Tag Holder.

Join in the fun - you may win! Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

I'm not exactly sure what you're supposed to do with it - but I imagine I'll figure something out!

Friday, August 27, 2010

It's a Soft Pencil Friday!

This week we're showcasing Soft Pencil Digital Stamps. Check out Stampin' Christmas all year long - join in the fun- you might win!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Christmas Friday!

This week our image comes from Pink Cat Studios. Check out the work of the other divas - links to the left - and you'll see several Pink Cat Studio digital images at work!

Join in the fun! Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Christmas Friday - InStyle

InStyle Digital Stamps is sponsoring this week. Join in the fun and you could win 4 digital images from In Style. See the details at Stampin' Christmas All Year Long!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Gift Box

This week the project for Stampin' Christmas all year long was to make a gift box. The original plan only called for 1 ribbon, bugt I decided I liked te 2 ribbon approach. The tutorial can be found on the blog- give it a try an post it there - you might be selected as a winner and can be a guest designer for a future challenge!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Another Christmas Friday!

This week is a sketch challenge- you can see the sketch and the work of the other divas at Stampin' Christmas all year long! If you are so inclined, add your card and you might be selected to be a guest designer!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Magnolia-licious Christmas

Hi- it's July 25th so it's time for the Magnolia-licious Christmas all year long Blog hop!

From here you'll want to head on over to Peggy and see her card! Enjoy!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Christmas Friday-Sassy Cheryl's - Buttons & Bows

This week at Christmas Stampin All Year Long Sassy Cheryl's will be sponsoring our challenge. Come play along in our challenge and you'll have a chance to win a $5 Sassy Cheryl's gift certificate. The challenge this week is "Buttons and Bows". Create a card using ribbons and buttons as your embellishment. The challenge will end on Thursday, July 29th and the winner will be announced on July 30th. Good Luck!

Friday, July 16, 2010

InStyle Stamps - sponsored card

This week's challenge at Christmas Stampin All Year Long is sponsored by In Style Stamps. Today, In Style Stamps will be releasing their new Holiday images. Stop by In Style Stamps website and check out the newly released Holiday digital images.

Come play along in the CSAYL challenge this week and you will have a chance to win a prize provided by In Style Stamps. A winner will be announced on Thursday, July 22. Good Luck!

This week's challenge is to create a card using glitters or add something sparkly on your card.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Anything you want Christmas card

This week the challenge was to create any Christmas card we wanted! This is mine! Colored with Copics-
Don't forget to check out the work of the others - their links are on the left.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Gift Set

This week the challenge is to make a mini gift box and card. The Tutorial can be found on the Stampin' Christmas All Year Long blog, just click on the badge to the left to find it! Don't forget to check out the work of the other Diva's as well!

Friday, June 25, 2010

2 for 1 - Faux Stitching and Magnolia Xmas Blog Hop

This is a 2 for 1 card - the Stampin' Christmas all year long challenge was to use faux stitching, and since it's the 25th, that means it's a Magnolia-licious Christmas Blog Hop!

You can find the Magnolia-licious Christmas Blog here!

From here, head on over to Monique

Friday, June 18, 2010

Vintage Christmas Card

This week we were to make a Vintage Christmas card- well, I don't know what makes a card Vintage, so I just went with it's my take:

Don't forget to check out the other cards using the links on the left! Also, if you would like to make a Vintage card, post it on the blog and you might be selected as a guest designer for a future challenge!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Christmas Friday- use no stamps!

This week's challenge was to make a card without using stamps! At first, it sounds difficult, but it only takes a minute to think about die cuts and embossing - but I chose to go a whole different route, and used all embellishments!
Check out the work of the other Divas using the links on the left! If you want to participate, go to Christmas Stampin' all year long and upload your card Maybe you'll be selected as a guest designer for an upcoming challenge!

Friday, May 28, 2010

No Christmas card today

This week we were supposed to make a card using the Colors suggested by Chocolate & Roses .

Well, that didn't strike any creative chord with me - so I gave up early and didn't try one!

Enjoy the 3 day weekend, I know I will!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Magnolia-licious Christmas Blog Hop

It's May 25, and that means another round of Magnolia Christmas cards. You may have come here via Leonie

If not, that's ok, just follow using the link below and you'll get all the way around the hop!

This image is quickly becoming one of my favorites- Solid paper is all Bazzil- sorry, I don't know the color names, colored with Copics- Carmine for her dress - Ocean green for the green!

From here, head over to Martina!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Christmas Friday - Paper Piecing

This week's Challenge was Paper Piecing - after looking at ALL of my stamps, I decided I just don't have many stamps that lend themselves to paper piecing, but I did have some 'wood grain' paper and thought I could paper piece the stairs- so that's what I did!

The images are from A Muse - colored with Copics, and paper from 'the stash'!

Check out the work from the others with the links on the left <-, and if you want to submit a card using paper piecing, you could be selected as a guest designer for next week! Submit your card here!

Have fun!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Spring Hat

Thought I'd give a try at the sketch on Taylored Expressions; and this is my interpretation!
The image is from A Muse, colored with Copics and paper- just what I could get my hands on!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Winning card!

Without further ado, a very happy congratulations goes out to MARCIA, from CiaB's Crafty Times! Here's Marcia's entry:

Remember this card? I submitted it to Humble Pie last week, and it was the winner- Imagine my surprise, but It's a nice thing!

You can see it here: Humble Pie Winning card

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Jessica Watson Sails Around the World

I don't know if any of you have been following or even heard of Jessica Watson, a 16 year old Australian, who for the last 7 months, has been sailing around the world, non-stop, unassisted. I've been following her adventure for nearly a year as she prepared for the trip, and while she's been at sea, her blog has been one of the first things I have checked every morning.

She was able to write the most interesting and informative blog- especially for someone 16 years old. As I read her blog every day, I often wondered if I could have/would have done what she has done. I'm glad she made it home safely, but I'm definitely going to miss checking in on her every day. There is however, another young lady, 16 year old Abby Sunderland,from Southern California, who is attempting the same thing, though she has had a bit of a disappointment, as she has had to stop in South Africa for some mechanical repairs - her dream of a non-stop trip is no longer, but she is going to continue her trip to complete her dream of a solo circumnavigation. I'm following her blog as well, so I guess her's will now be one of the first I check every day.

I have always been independent, so I think that I could have done, and would I have done it if possible ? Probably. However, the things she did to get ready for the trip, especially securing the sponsors, would probably have made it a no go for me - that's just not something I'm any good at. (Don't ever ask me to be in charge of fund raising for an event, I'd fail miserably)

Ok, so I'm no longer 16 - (and oh so far from it) but is there anything I'd still like to try...(besides doing as much normal travelling as possible)? I think Sailing or Flying lessons could fit into this category...(sumo wrestling, climbing Mt Everest, digging for gold, not so much- LOL)

Anyway, a marvelous achievement for a wonderful young lady!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Christmas Friday

Ok - so this is my card this week- here's what we were given to work with:

Base: Kraft - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Mat: Red- 3 1/4 x 1 3/4
Any patterned paper: - 3 1/4 x 4.5
Ribbon or Fabric: White
Buttons or Brads: Red

I feel like I missed something here, as the card just seems a little boring - but I used what we were supposed to! Me- I always follow the rules pretty much right on - so maybe we were allowed to expand on this someway, but I did exactly as indicated- oh, I did add a little red flower because it really was boring without it!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Recipe Wednesday-Chicken & Mushroom Sauce

This is a great dish - and allows for a lot of substitutes and still tastes great! I was specifically looking for a recipe with Chicken and Prosciutto as I had Prosciutto in the refrigerator and wanted to use it up! You can easily leave it out or substitue ham without changing the flavor (just remember to add some salt)

3 Chicken Breasts - skinned, boned and halved
5 T buttler
1/4 C Chopped Onion
1/4 C flour
2 T Dijon Mustard
1 C half and Half (or milk)
1/4 C dry white wine
1 C chicken Broth
3 (4.5 oz) jars sliced mushrooms, drained (I used 1 "blue" pkg fresh mushrooms)
4 oz shredded Swiss Cheese, (I used Jack)
16 oz pkg frozen broccoli (I use 1 can green beans - french style)
6 slices prosciutto or thin sliced cooked ham

Pound each chicken breast until about 1/4" thick. Heat oven to 400

In large skillen over medium heat, melt 2 T butter. Cook Chicken in butter until lightly browned on both sides. Remove Chicken

Melt remaining butter, add onion and cook until tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, stir in flour and mustard. Gradually stir in broth, half and half, wine. Cook over low heat until it thickens and boild. Add mushrooms and 1/2 C cheese. Stir until melted.

Arrange Broccoli (or vegetable) in bottom of 9x13 inch pan. Spoon half of sauce over broccoli; alternate ham slices and chicken slightly overlapping. Pour remaining sauce over chicken. Bake 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining cheese and paprika- bake extra 2 minutes

Monday, May 10, 2010

2 in one!

This card is for two different challenges - it just came together like that. Twisted Sketches provided the sketch - you can see it at TWISTED SKETCHES

This is also for the current challenge on HumblePie Stamps!

Check out these other 2 sites, there's a lot of fun stuff going on!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I didn't get to spend Mother's Day with my Mom, seems I overcommitted myself for this weekend thinking Mother's Day was NEXT weekend. But I did get a great card and gift off to her and called her this morning. My niece and Niece-in-law were fixing breakfast for everyone, so they'll have a good time! Of course I didn't get a picture of her card, but this is the card I made for my other niece-in-law for her first Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Twisted Sketches-guest team member

I was excited to be a guest team member for Twisted Sketches. Each week there's a sketch and a twist! You can see this week's sketch at Twisted Sketches. (in case the link doesn't work, you can find them at This was my take - and the twist this week is Word - any how any way! I used the "word" - Friend! Almost all of this card came from Teresa Collins Friendship collection. The flowers and the "bling" were in my stash!

Check out the Twisted Sketches blog and see all the other great work!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Christmas Friday Project!

This week our challenge was to create an accordian purse and matching card. This is my take.

The template for this project can be found here

Check out the work of the Diva's on the left! <-

Friday, April 30, 2010

Christmas Friday

If it's Friday, it must be Christmas - or something like it!

This week the challenge was to make an Easel card - they're fun!

Images and papers from Amuse - the jacket colored with Copic Carmine!

Check out the work of the other Divas- to the left! <--

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Twisted Sketch

I had a chance to play along with Twisted Sketches this week- the sketch is below, and the "twist" is button. You can see what I did with that - below the sketch!


and here's my take:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Magnolia Christmas Blog Hop

It's time for the April Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

I made my first Tent card - it was fun and I'm happy with the outcome!

From here, head over to Monique where the blog hop continues!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Christmas Friday- Sketch

This week's challenge was a sketch challenge- the image is from A Muse - paper- just what I had around ...

Don't forget to check out the work of the other Diva's - on the left! <--

Friday, April 16, 2010

Christmas Friday

This week's challenge was to use die cut(s). I immediately thought of something on Cricut- and I looked and looked, and tried one, didn't like it, tried a 2nd and didn't like it, so went with the 3rd option. I always enjoy snowflakes, so went with that one. The ribbon in the top left hand corner says Let it Snow!

Don't forget to check out the work of the other Diva's - links on the left!

If you want to try one, upload it to the Stamping Christmas All Year Long Blog, and you may be invited to be a guest designer!

Monday, April 12, 2010


A few weeks ago I came across Twisted Sketches. Each week they provide a sketch and a twist! Last week it was a sketch and "orange" - any way you want to take it! It's a lot of fun to see where the twist can take you! Check it out and see where you go!

This week it's the sketch and "punch", and this is the card I came up with:

The bumble bee, the sentiment and the black edged ribbon are all from A Muse - the rest is from the "stash".

Friday, April 9, 2010

Christmas Friday- Violet and Ivory

This week's challenge was to use the colors Ivory and Violet - I didn't have anything exactly violet, so I came as close as I could!

Don't forget to check out the work of the other Divas - links on the left <--

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

I'm usually of the less is more club, but I added quite a few flowers on thi one, and i like it! Spica Atyou pens were used to color the "stained Glass" portion of the image!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Christmas Friday- Tall Box

The challenge this week was to crate a cupcake or tall box- I chose the Tall box. It took me a couple of tries to get it all right, but it finally worked out!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Christmas Friday!

Hello - its time for Christmas Stampin' All Year long!

This week, the challenge was to dry or heat emboss - my little brain started clicking, and I came up with this card, which covers BOTH categories!

Theres a lot of gold, and that doesn't always photograph well, so this is a white card layeted with gold paper!

Don't forget to check out the work of the others! Links to their blogs are on the left <--

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Magnolia-licious Christmas Blog Hop

It's the 25th- of March, so time for another Magnolia-licious Christmas Blog Hop.

I used a new stamp this week, and it was fun. The striped background paper, I have no idea where that came from, then I used the Cuttlebug and embossed the Holly on the green paper, then stamped and cutout the image and adhered it with pop dots for some dimension. Some red stickles for a pop of color and it's a Christmas card!

The next stop on the Magnolia-licious Christmas Blog Hop is:

The Magnolia-licious Christmas Blog can be found here!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pottery Barn Inspiration Christmas Card Challenge

Here is the card I created for this week's Challenge - it's my 2nd try, the first one didn't follow the rules enough!I didn't leave enough white space......this wasn't an easy challenge for me so I'm just glad I got a card done!

Here is what we were to use for "Inspiration"

There are 3 rules to the challenge:1. use colors from the picture2. leave plenty of white/ivory space3. add a bird to your card

Friday, March 12, 2010

Another Christmas Friday

Time for another Stampin' Christmas All Year Long production! This week it's a non-traditional shape card - no square, no rectangle - I did a circle last time - so this is totally out of the box for me!

Be sure to check out the work of the other divas on their blogs, listed on the left! <--