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

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Napkin Rings

Here is a quick and easy way to dress up your Holiday table.
Use easy to make napkin rings.
They make nice gift also.

To make mine I cut green corrugated paper in strips measuring
1 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" long. Taped the end together to form a circle
with red sticky tape. Tied twine around the ring and then
embellished. Quick and easy.

Basic instructions can be found here.

CES Challenges - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp - Party Related
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed - Merry Christmas
Fab N Funky - Quick and Easy
For Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Christmas
Critter Sketch- Anything Christmas
Scrappy Frogs - Holiday Decor
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Holidays to you all.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tag With Heart

has a new challenge for you.
It's a nice easy one for you.....
Anything Goes

I made it easy for myself by using the colored version of
Mizumedia Designs digi stamp Elf Love.
My tag is a digital creation.

Everyone is invited to join us in our challenges.
I Did Creations Challenge Blog
offers a weekly prize and you can request a freebie.
It's all just on click away here.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Two Turtle Doves

Limited Time Sale
Copic Sketch Markers at $3.90
Copic Refills at $4.90
Orders must be in by 10 p.m. EST Dec 16th

This is part of my 12 Days of Christmas
For day 2 we are making cards using this
Two Turtle Doves image.

I wish I could take credit for the coloring of the doves but I can't.
I love this combination of colors.

This card is for the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Stamp With Fun - Christmas
Incy Wincy - Non-traditional Christmas colors
Anne's Creative Nook - Non-traditional colors

Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Strawberry Ice Cream Cone

I think this sweet girl ice cream cone is so cute. It is a freebie
I decided that I wanted a strawberry ice cream cone. I colored with
my copics. Found matching background paper and added the
ball ribbon. Even clipped one off for her topknot.
The challenges for this card are listed below.

Have I got big Copic Sketch Marker news for you.
For a very limited time
Discount Shopping Club
has a sale on Copic Sketch Markers at the unbelievably low price of
This sale ends promptly at 10 p.m. EST
on December 16th.
!!!Don't miss out!!!
Follow the link for complete details on how to buy
with us at discount prices.

Outlaw Women has just opened their own Forum
Check it out here.

As you can tell, we are expanding and have decided to
have our first ever Design Team. If you are an experienced all around
crafter we are interested in you.
Complete details available here.

has a great Easel Card tutorial by DT member
Nice simple and easy to follow.

My card is for the following challenges:

CES Challenge Blog - Anything but Christmas
Card Making Mamas - Anything Goes
Some Odd Girl - Anything with Digi
Off the Wall Craftiness - Color challenge Pinks/Ivory
Karber - Anything with Digi
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes

Happy Holidays

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I'm Cardless Today

I have not been able to make any cards the last few days.
Why, you ask, because I'm moving into my new craft room.
Everything is such a mess. I now have the furniture arranged
to my liking and I'm doing the sorting process.
Today I get new wall shelving. And, my husband, Lorne,
is going to make this shelving for my rubber stamps.

I found the instructions here. It is supposed to go together
in about 15 minutes and cost only $10 for materials.

I am involved is a few things, tho.

where the DT has some beautiful
Creative Fold cards to share with you.
Everyone is invited.

Also, I'm having a Pink Christmas at
You can see the inspiration photo in my sidebar.
Stop in and be Soartful with me.

Another, thing I've been doing is uploading all of the
supplies used in the making of
in the
at nicely discounted prices. These are all in our online
shop in the category

I'll be updating you on my craft room.

Happy Holidays

Monday, December 6, 2010

Something Pretty for My Wall

The challenge at Digital Whisper is to alter the background

It is so beautiful that I couldn't do any more than add
a Holiday Sentiment and add the hanging system.
Thank you Sadie for sharing such beautiful work with us.

This wall hanging is also for the

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sparkly Christmas

It's Sunday and that means a new challenge at
This week we are challenging you to make a
Vintage Christmas card.

Here is mine.

My digi stamp is by Hope Jacare Doodles. I used vintage printed
card stock, lace, silver ribbon, silver bell sticker and Wild Orchid flowers.

The challenges entered with this card:
Karber - Christmas
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
The Stamp Man - Any three colors/Christmas
Delicious Doodles - Use a Digi
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes
Colour Create - Gray, Green, White
Stamp Insanity - Luscious Lace
Riley & Co. - Let's Think Christmas
My Time to Craft - Vintage Christmas Card
Wild Orchid - An Old Fashioned Christmas
Scrappy Frogs - Christmas Card
365 Cards - Keep It Simple
Gingersnap Color - Vintage Hues

Just a note:
Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium
Discount Shopping Club
is now offering
personalized gift certificates
See sidebar for link

Tis the Season

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I had fun making this card using
Snows Days are Fun
You can find it in Robyn's Holiday section.

I disagree with this little guy, tho. I don't think snow
days are fun at all. After living in the high desert of Nevada
for over 20 years it is so nice be here in balmy South Carolina.

I made this card for the following challenges:

Dutch Dare - Christmas
Stampavie = Snow
Crafts and Me - Dreaming of a White Christmas
ABC challenge - I is for Ice/Snow
Tuesday Throwdown - Embellish It
City Crafter Challenge - Blue Christmas
A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
Magical Monday - Anything Goes
There She Goes - Card for a Kid
Stamps R Us - Holiday Card
Karber Weekly Challenge - Sparkle, use a digi
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Ooh La La - Christmas Song
Gingerloft - Bows
Crafty Hos' - Photo Inspiration/Snowman
The Crafty Pad - Snowflakes

Thank you for stopping by and
Happy Holidays