Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Good Evening All,

     Halloween is quickly approaching, we are already 3 days into October, so I decided to start my halloween card making. Some of you started months ago but I do not have too many people to give halloween cards to, so starting now will be fine for me. I'm thinking I will make around 10 cards tops. I will probably do a treat box of some sort also.  Halloween is my second favorite holiday (if you condsider it being a holiday). Well, here is my card.

Supplies Used
K&Co paper stack
Kenny K digi stamp (Devilgirl)
Martha Stewart Punch (Iron Fence)
Spider web and spider punch (Michaels dollar bin)
Ribbon (celebrate it)
Copic markers
Thanks for stopping by
Enjoy the rest of your week
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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Portrait of You

Hello Everyone,

    It's the last day of the month and I would like to share a card that I made for a challenge over at The Outlawz Challenges  ,CAS Challenge. I did not plan to create this card but it was anything goes and CAS so I was like what the heck I can do this in a couple of minutes. So I looked at my wood stamps and picked out one of my vintage stamps that I hadn't used in a while and created this Clean and Simple card...

Supplies Used
Stamp by Rubber Stampede (Woman in Repose)
Ribbon Celebrate it (Black)
Spellbinders Die (Labels Twenty-three)
Sentiment Heidi Grace
Studio 112 Bling
Memories Ink (Black)
Have a Wonderful Week
Thanks for Stopping by
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Card Share

Good Morning All,

   Hope everyone had a wonderful week. I truly cannot complain about my week at all. I was off from work for 9 days so far and before I go back I would have been off for 11 days so you all can imagine how my week was considering I didn't have to go to work. Lasnight, the family and I went to dinner at Joe's Crab Shack, I must say that I was truly impressed, Joe's first impression was definitely a lasting one. Since, I been off I've been living in my craft room which I love to do. It's my little haven. I rearranged it, I may take some pictures or do a room tour. I like this set up better than the last one. It appears that I have more room now. I also decided to rearranged the bookself that I used for storage as well as displaying some of my creations and creations made by others through swaps. Well, I did not come to talk about my room so enough of that until I share it with you all..

Without rambling on here is my card:

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Krew- Black, White and 1 other color
Critter Sketch Challenge - Sketch Challenge
Cards for Men - Card made for a Man
Supplies Used
Kenny K Digi Stamp (Devil Girl)
Recollections Card Stock and Designer Paper
Martha Stewart Web Punch
Michaels Celebrate It Ribbon
Copic Markers
Corner Chomper

Well, thanks for stopping by
Hope you all have a wonderul weekend,
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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Altered Canvas

Happy Sunday Everyone,

   Hope everyones start of a new week is starting off great.  Today I started my house work kind of early so that I could relax and play in my craft room the rest of the day. I am really mutli tasking today, cleaning, crafting, watching youtube and now the football game. Baltimore Ravens vs Philadelphia Eagles... I Love the Ravens..... Gooooooo Ravens.... Okay, so I just added something to my list of mutli tasking writing this blog share. Awww man almost intercepted... ooops lol got a little distracted by the game play...Okay so onto my Altered Frame. This canvas was created for a challenge between Lisa (Scrapin 2010 of you tube) De (Paper as Frabric of you tube) the challenge was mine. The rules were to create a painted canvas with a vintage look, a stamped image, 3 different embellishments and place somewhere in our craft rooms. Take a look at what I came up with:

 Top right corner of the canvas
 Top Left corner of the canvas
 Center of the canvas

I hung it on the far wall of my craft room, I will be hanging more of my creations on that wall when completed.

Supplies Used
Artist's Loft 8x10 Canvas
Tsukineko Walnut Ink (Terra Cotta)
Deco Are Crackling Medium Weathered Wood 
Lindys Stamp Gang Spritz (Blazing Sun, Scintilating Silver)
Folk Art Acrylic Paint ( Ivory White)
Designer Paper by GCD Studios (Antiquities)
Recollections Flowers and Bling
Wild Orchard Crafts Flowers
 Tim Holtz Gears, Philosphy Tags and Adage Ticket
Metal birds and Mini Clothes Pin (unknown)
Making Memories Wire
Thanks for Stopping By Enjoy your Week
"Stay Inspired"

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Scrapbook Layout

Hello All,

   Today I would like to share with you a page layout that I created. I haven't created a layout in over a year. Actually, this layout was a challenge from one of my good scrapping friends she is also known as Paper As Fabric (De) on you tube. The challenge was to create a layout using a sketch of De's choice. We had to use a paper collection or paper that we were not really fond of, that wasn't pleasing to our eyes and made us questioned why we purchased it in the first place. We also had to use exact measurements, I am no good with  measurements but I accomplished the challenge.  Here is my layout

Supplies Used 

 K&Co Paper Stack (Sea Glass)
Cricut Cuts (Create a Critter)
Rit Rat
Lindys Stamp Gang (Sea foam green)
Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It's been a While

Hello All,

It's been a while since I last posted something so I decided to show you my Spellbinders Organizer that I made. The idea was not my original idea. I got it from some of the creative ladies on you tube. So thanks to them....Here it is

 Supplies Used
K&Co paper stack (Wild Saffron)
K & Co Embellishment ( Wild Saffron)
Kenny K Image (Bling Baby)
Colorbok Rub-On
Cinch to Bind it..
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Another altered project

I just can't get enough of altering frames. I keep saying to myself that I am not going to alter another frame until I complete another project other than an altered frame. Then what do you know I am altering a frame.  It's just one of my many infatuations in crafting. The joy I get out of crafting is indescribable. I just Love it..... So, I guess you know what I am getting ready to share with you... You got it another altered frame. This frame is for my friend Lisa (Scrappin 2010) from You Tube. I agreed to a swap with her and instead of sending her goodies (because she already have everything) I decided to alter her a dollar frame from Michaels. I hope she likes it... So, here is the frame that I altered for my friend Lisa.

Supplies Used

Michaels dollar frame
Pattern Paper (unknown)
 Recollection Spray, flowers, and roses
Petaloo flowers
Making Memories metal tag
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Tim Holtz Button, Adage ticket, metal charm, bingo embossing folder, film strip tape,
Walnut Stain distress ink
Lindys stamp gang
Mod Podge
Trim JoAnn

Well That is it for now..


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Sunday, August 5, 2012


Hello All,

    Today, I have a tag to share with you all. I agreed to a tag swap with one of the ladies on you tube. Our tags had to have an image, and use our favorite colors. Everything else was up to us. So I decided to go with a Kenny K image. Here it is:

Supplies Used
Kenny K.- Digi Image
Recollections- Bling
I Am Roses
Wild Orchard Crafts
Copic Markers
Stamp -Dollar bin Michaels

Thanks for stopping by

Have a Wonderful Week


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Monday, July 30, 2012

Sweet Life

Today's card is a card I created for The Outlawz  CAS challenge. I had to incorporate strawberries while keeping the card Clean and Simple. Once I saw the challenge I knew I had some paper in my stash with strawberries on it. I do not have any stamps with fruit (just added that to my things I need list) I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the paper but I worked it out. I created 2 cards out of it. I'm trying to cut down on having a ton of scraps in my scrap draw. I liked how my cards turned out. So, take a look and tell me what you think.

supplies used

Green Recollections Card Stock
Pattern Paper (unknown) single sheets
Ribbon Offray
Spellbinders Dies (Lg Circles and Blossoms)
Stamp Sentiment (Michaels Dollar Bin)

That's it for now... Please leave  a comment and if you like follow me and if I haven't already I will return the favor.

Have a Great Day

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

2nd Post of the Day

I am trying to  make up for lost time. It feels good to be in my room again, I was determined to spend majority of my day in my room. I did some straightening up in here plus entered some challenges, worked on some projects that were already in progress. I'm also trying to keep up with the Olympics.... I love watching the Summer Olympics. My favorite are the women Gymnast, then Volleyball. On to my 2nd project of the day... This was just a simple card I made using my scraps... I had to separate my scraps into color so that I can create something with them... I still try to use my scraps before starting on a new piece of paper. It's hard to do when you are entering challenges especially the color challenges.... Okay with that said here is my card. Have a wonderful week!!


Recollections Card Stock
Cuttlbug Embossing Folder (Leafy Branch)
Lindy Stamp Gang Spritz (Scintilating Silver)
Stickles( Silver)

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Sexy Photo Frame

It's been way tooooooo LONG,  

Hello all, I could not go another day without posting something to share, not mentioning that I am on vacation. I spent my birthday day and vaction at National Harbor.... It is very pretty here but we are going home today and believe me I will be in my craft room doing some crafting. Before I go home I will be stopping at Michaels to use my 50% off coupon (expires today) plus get some more of the jetmax cubes that are now 50% off too (that ends today as well) I would like to briefly share why I haven't posted any projects over a month. As you all know if you been keeping up with my blogs in the past, I work a full time job and have a small business on the side (I PRAY that one day it will become my PRIMARY JOB) and have family that wants a lot of my attention. So my crafting time is limited. I returned back to work after a minor surgery that had me out of work for 2 months and 10 days and had an event to do so that set me back from my crafting. The event is over but the job is still here so I will still have to manange my time properly so that I can get some crafting in. I go back to work from vacation in August so I should be able to do a little more... Well that is why I haven't been posting... On to my project, this project was made for my last event it:


Michaels $1 Frame
Tim Holtz Grunge Board
Metal Sheet (Making Memories)
Metal Key Charm
Metal Charm (used as a handcuff)
Studs w/ adhesive back
Tim Holtz (bottle) filled with food coloring and water
Glossy accents
Black Acrylic Paint
Lindy's Stamp Gang Spritz (Scintilating Silver)

Have a Wonderful Week

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Card Share

Here is a card that I made on Wednesday for a challenge over at  The Outlawz Challenges.  Yes, it was another sketch challenge. But this was a special challenge for me, because I was selected to be a Guest Designer and I was super excited to do it... It was truly fun creating this card. I hope I did my teamies proud.... I will love to become a permanent member of a design team some day... Keeping hope alive...... So here is my card.
the inside of my card was left blank.  Here is the sketch

Supplies Used
Recollections card stock and patterned paper (from my scraps)
Spellbinders dies
Recollections Bling
Bling (Michaels dollar bin)
and I Rock Gems

Hope you all have a wonderful week.. Stay Inspired


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Best Wishes

Today, I wanna share another card with you all, that I entered into the Outlawz Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch:
and here is my Card:

Supplies Used
Recollections Border, Card Stock & Patterned Paper (from Scraps)
Maury Stamp Markers
Gina K. Stamp (Petals and Wings Kit)

Well, That's All Today, Thanks for stopping by
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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Count Your Blessings

Hello Everyone,

I'm still here making cards for these challenges. I never knew there were so many different blog sites that host so many different challenges. Everyday I come across a different blog hosting a challegne of some sort. I will never be able to say I ran out of challenges or blogs that host them... I am totally addicted to blogging, I didn't realize how fun it was to share and read your blogs. I will have to definitely find time to blog once I return back to work in a couple of weeks.... Until then here is my card for today.

Supplies Used
Card Stock & Patterned Paper- Recollections ( Floral Garden)
Stamp- Michaels Dollar Bin
Ribbon Michaels- Celebrate
Bling- Michaels Dollar Bin
Silver Stickles
Spellbinders- Labels 9

I entered this card into the following challenges:
The Outlawz Challenges (Bugs, Flying bugs, any kind of Bug)
Polka Doodle (Lots of Flowers)
Emergency Crafters (Butterflies, birds or anything with wings)
Southern Girls Challenge (Things with Wings)

Have a Wonderful Weekend,


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Thursday, June 7, 2012


Today was a good day, no rain when the weather man called for it, weather not too hot or too cool. I love it when the weather is like 75 degrees. Spring and Summer are my favorite seasons, I love to watch the birds, and flowers once they have bloomed and sitting in my backyard enjoying the weather while talking with family and friends. Well on to todays card; this card was created for the Sunday Clean and Simple challenge over at The Outlawz Challenges.

Supplies used
Recollections card stock & Patterned Paper- Garden Florals
(from scraps)
Stamps from Recollections- Faries
Paper Trey Ink- Peaceful Gardens
Maury Stamp Markers
Studio G- Sparkle Glitter
Martha Stewart Punch- Scallop Dot

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It's a Boy Thing

Today I was all over the place crafting, washing clothes, working on business stuff, cleaning and snacking.   I was working on a frame for an upcoming event that I am having. I had to walk away from it because it was beginning to stress me out. With all that going on, I did manage to complete a card for the The Outlawz Sketch Challenges from last week, this week challenge starts tomorrow so I am behind sort of ( I really love doing sketch challenges) I think I mentioned that before. Enough of that here is my card.

Hope you like it...
Here is the sketch

Supplies Used
Card Stock & Patterned Paper DCWV- The Guy Stack & The Stack 6
Spellibinders - Large Circle Die
Memento Ink- Rich Cocoa
Brads- K & Co
Copic Markers: E29, E27, E25, E21, E13, E11, B99, B97, B95, C9, C7, C5

Thanks for stopping by

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Born to be Wild

It's Sunday already and I am just trying to play catch up on my crafting.  I didn't enter many challenges last week so I decided to enter into some of last week challenges before the time to enter expired. So if I am lucky I may have more than one post today... Without talking anymore here is my card.

I entered this card into the Greeting card challenge over at The Outlawz Challenges- where you had to Use ANIMAL PRINT PAPER, RIBBON OR IMAGES for your inspiration!!!

Supplies used to make this card:
Recollections Animal Card Stock and Roses
Bling from the Michaels Dollar bin
Sentiment (individaul stamp letters from Michaels dollar bin)
Magnolia Stamp Jungle Tilda
Copic Markers: E000, E00, E21, E35, E19, E15, E37, E57, G19, G17, G14, C9, C7, C5

Have a Wonderful Day! I must go now I have more challenges to enter.

Thanks for stopping by Melissa