Yes, my life is in transition. I am now getting used to life as a widow. What will this bring? Time will tell.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I Think It's Weds

I am so confused on my days. I've just
returned from a quick trip to Montana to see my
mom and brother. I met my daughter in Denver and
we finished the trip from there together.
She came from LA and I came in from Myrtle Beach, SC.
Everyone was doing fine but the dog, Rusty. He had
to make a trip to the vets because
he was really sick. But, the vet gave him some
antibiotics and he was getting better right before our eyes.

I almost forgot to post our
which began the new
Font Challenge
on Tuesday.
Come join us. We'd love to see your scrapbook page.

Here is my page. It is also for
I've used the 'Go Team' Digital Stamp by

I haven't the foggiest idea where I got this background. But, I thought
it was perfect for the Fonts Challenge. The fonts that I used are
Fun & Funky Fonts by Floppy Latte.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cabin in the Woods

I love this digital stamp by

I certainly don't miss snowy winters. I am now
a very happy Southern Belle.

My base card is textured Copper metallic and I layered
with a beautiful green print paper.
The blue circle has been dry embossed with my Cuttlebug.
The dots make it hard to see the white speckles in the paper.
Could that be snow? I think so.
I colored with my Copics, cut the image out and pop dotted
it in place. The snow on the trees is white dimensional paint sprinkled
with glitter. I used cotton for the smoke and snow on the ground.
The light is on in the window....come cozy up to the fire
with me and have a nice glass of wine.

Tomorrow is a big day for me and the I Did It Creations Challenge Blog.
Wednesday is the first day of our expanded blog. We will have
DT cards for our current challenge, showcases, interesting places
to visit, tutorials, reviews, and anything else that might
be interesting to you. So come check it out tomorrow,
right here.

I made this card for the following challenges:

Cowgirl Sunday - It's Hip not to be Square
The Crafty Pad - Embossing
Fairy Fun Friday - Embossing
Crafty Catz - Chocolate and Green
Glitterbabe - Anything Goes (w/glitter)
Christmas Inspirations - Stamps (rubber or digital)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Little Weed

I love this cute image by Teresa
Teresa has some wonderful digi stamps available
(follow link)

Trees Award also is our sponsor for this week's challenge at
Theme: Keep It Simple
I used the digi called Little Weed by Teresa.
Isn't she just the cutest.
You all are invited to join us at IDIC Challenges.
Come and meet some of the new DT members, see
what new things are in store for our challenge blog and
beside our regular challenge prize, join in my special contest.
All details here.

This is the card that I made for the Keep It Simple challenge.
Little Weed is colored with colored pencils. The leaves that are
scattered around her are oregano leaves. So there she sits....soaking
up the sun out on the patio.

This card is also for the following challenges:

If you are a scrapbooker join us at

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Falling Leaves Drift By My Window

The leaves are sure pretty but we have so many. Soon it will be
hours out in the yard with the rake. I do use them for mulch so that's
a good thing.
This card is made using 'Autumn Leaves' digi stamp by Stamping Dragon
printed on vellum. For my background I used the boards from one of
the lovely 'Weathered' papers by Toucan Scraps.
I distressed the sentiment and the boards with Antique Linen Distress Ink,
Coco Brown and Pumpkin. The base card uses a paper from my stash.
The window frame is from my collection of clip art. I colored the
leaves on the back side of the vellum using my Copics.

Are your leaves falling yet?

I made this for several challenges

I hope will visit all of these fun challenges.

While you are out there on the web check out our newest scrapbook challenge
Our theme is a fun one
'It's a Guy Thing'
I'd love to have you join us.

Have fun, be creative and I'll see you soon.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's a Guy Thing

It's a Guy Thing is the current scrapbook challenge at
Come on over and enter the challenge

My guy's thing is the remote control. What is it about
a guy and his remote control anyway?
I used Toucan Scraps papers, Dungarees.
Angela aka Toucan Scraps taught me about shadows.
I got a little more practice in with this page.

Here are more challenges for this page:

Sketches in Thyme (very loosely followed sketch)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Playing With Some Digi Papers

I love these digital papers by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More.
All of the colors are so deep and rich. And, appropriately called
Forever Fall. Even here in the South we are feeling the
first hints of fall. I think it is my very favorite season.
Let's see I have use 4 different papers from the pack for my
layers. Added the ribbon, buttons, sentiment and the tag, all digital.
The black fringe down the side is labeled leaves. Do you see a
any leaves there? I sure don't. We visited the Day Lily
Farm in Gorgetown, SC, earlier this year and this
is one of the pic that I took. Acres and acres of beautiful
Day Lilies all in bloom, what a sight to see.

I Did It Creations Challenges is having a very special
challenge this week for Autism Awareness. Stop by.....
grab your freebie, get out your rainbow colors and join in the fun.

The card above is for the following challenges:

Creative Inspiration - Autumn Colors
Little Red Wagon - Use a photo on your card
Stampinsanity - It happens in Threes (I hope 4 counts)
Paperplay - Autumn is a Coming'
Theme Thurs - Autumn
Crafty Sentiment - Use a digi (everything about this card is digital)
PaperCutz - Usa a Tag
Allsorts - Colors of Autumn
Pile It One - Layers

Thanks everyone for visiting.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Colors of the Rainbow

is participating in
Autism Awareness
to honor a friends little boy
Cameron who is autistic.
It all begins this morning at 7:00 a.m. Eastern, USA time
Read all about Cameron on

Our special challenge this week has the theme
or colors of the rainbow
Enter and you might be the winner of one
of our special prize packages.
Our prize packages are from the Designers at
There is also a freebie available.

This card is for:

Daisy Doodles
Southern Girls
Pear Tree
A Spoon Full of Sugar
The Pixie Cottage
Tellen's Place
Kerber Monthly Challenge
I Did It Creations

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Having a Blast

These are brand new papers by
Birthday Blast
And I really had a blast making this card.
It was so quick and easy.
I just love digital papers and elements.
I chose 2 papers from the pack and layered them.
I like that the blue/purple paper has a hint of the red in it.
I found this already colored image of the balloons
and added the digital ribbon where the strings all come
together. Before adding my sentiment I added
shadows to the bunch of balloons and ribbon.
And for good measure my sentiment has a shadow also.

Tomorrow is a huge day at
We are having a very special event challenge
for Autism Awareness
We will be using digi stamps designed especially for
this event. You can request your freebie of any
digi stamp used by our DT. This week we will
draw names for winners for 5 prize packages.
We will also have the fun theme of

Cameron is our little friend who unfortunately
has Autism. Come join us and show your support for
little Cameron.

My card is for the following challenges:

The Creative Cottage: Celebrations
Fab & Funky: What'eva'
Inspiration Ave: Simplicity
Incy Wincy: Celebrate
Cowgirl's Sunday: Anything Goes
Ginger Loft: Anything Goes

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Just a Little Bit Arty Today

Image Provided

We were provided with this lovely image. I altered the color to pink.
And started adding digital images until I came up with something
that I liked. I hope that you like it.

Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Flower in Purple

I made this card for my friend Stef's
She wanted us to use our Freebies and add lots
of glitter and sparkle.
I used Stef's beautiful flower image and
her background paper, both free and you can
find them here. Stef also has a Glitterbabe Shop where
you will find even more of her wonderful digi stamps.

The purple panel
and flower are both outlined with purple glitter. These have
been put on a base card of white glitter paper. I used a gem
for the flower center. There is lots of sparkle on this card but it just
just doesn't show up well here.

This card is also for the following challenges
Say It With Flowers
Summer Inspiration
Flower Power
Paper Flowers

My daughter and her husband just returned from a long weekend to
Kings Canyon in California. She sent me a short email to let me know they were
home safe and sound and had a wonderful time. She also told
me they saw 3 bears. I'll have bear pictures to share with soon.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

ooh la la

I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend.
We had a threat of a storm on Friday but all is clear
and beautiful here at the beach now.

The I Did Creations challenge has moved to Sunday. Our starting
time is 7:00 a.m. Eastern, USA, time. Yay, we get to sleep in a bit.
Today is our very first Sunday challenge and it is a color
challenge. Use Blue and Beige plus one color of your choice.

I made this card using Ooh La La by Stitchy Stamps.
I love the hybrid silhouette digi stamps by Stitchy.

This is also for the following challenges
Gems & Sparkle
My sparkle is shiny gold metallic thread
Pearls & Lace
Elegant Ladies
Make It Sparkle
Pearls & Lace

Enjoy your holiday weekend.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Mittens

This is a card that I made using the new
'My Mittens' digi stamp from Robyn's Fetish
Available now until Sept 30th for just $.99.
Use Coupon Code COLD

2 more new digi stamps available now at the shop.

To make my card, I made 3 kittens using a png image. This is easy to do on your
computer. In what ever image program you are using just
duplicate as many times as you need. Resize and arrange.
All of the papers that I used are from my stash. The flower print
I've had for ages and, woe is me, it's almost gone. I used a border
punch on the scrap of designer paper. I embellished with ribbon and buttons.
The coloring is done with Copics.

This card works for the following challenges:

Finders Keepers
Little Girl Theme
Let's Get Digital
Old Meets New
Old dp, new digi
Anything Goes
Girlie or Color Scheme
I chose Girlie

Thanks for visiting.