Monday, December 23, 2013

Ive decided to .....

Remodel my craft room/studio/office
However, its not ready for pics

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

new Xmas Card

My entry for the Papercraft Planet Monthly Progressive Challenge. for right now the challenge is here.
Starting December 15, they will be moving  to FB:here

copics; bg09,rv17,v4,e57&e59       Inks :SU Whisper White              Paper Astrobrights Lunar Blue
EF:cuddlebug swiss dot                    Image: Sassy Santa SSD              & Kailedoscope black
Ribbon: Scarlett BB Crafts

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Sneak Peek

This is for a friend of mine's mom. let the stickles dry, distress the SB die cut, assemble and add to card base. voile' all done . beautiful card . image KennyK for Freida. the zigfield  follies ladies image from graphic 45 curtain call borders. Background paper(purple glitter paper) Core' dinations elegance. At least that's close to what it looks like. it actually looks like coL e' dinations. And that's with my reading glasses and paper in hand

Sorry about the blurry picture. No retakes. its been mailed

Another Triple Time stamp card

Still not totally happy with this technique. need to make sure my mats fit and look good. before i started putting in the mats, I liked that better. I may make a card with just the steps before the mats

Friday, November 29, 2013

Here's my triple time stamp technique card

My friend Brenda, first showed her result from using the triple time stamp technique.Here's hers that she posted on her blog. The originator and video are located here. The blog for the originator of the technique is Scrapbook Blessings Club Go watch and try it for yourself

Friday, November 22, 2013

Love,love the roaring '20's

Especially flapper girls. Here's mine. The image is Freida Flapper from Kennyk

The Stamping Chef November Challenge

The stamping chef is holding monthly challenges.You can check out the details here. If you decide to play, you purchase the image for the challenge here. Once you have finished your entry and posted it to your blog, link it up here using the blue linky frog.
Here's mine

Pauline's very late bd card

Can't post it yet as she hasn't seen it yet. If I can get DH to take it to the mailbox anytime soon,it will get mailed. so Pauline if you see this go bug DH on his fb here. anybody else can too.After it gets mailed,give it about a week and you should be able to see it here :)

 finally got it posted for you . she got several days before the post . I lost where I saved it to LOL

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Several cards to post

The first one I made post-rehab for vera's mom Linda
the image is a cuddlebug cutie drawn by Anna Stillwell. i'll have to get the images name as soon as I locate my thumb drive. her name is Carlie and you can find her and several more images drawn by Anna Stillwell here

next is my entry for the SBS November Challenge
The image is called Pilgrim Corinne from SBS

Next is a happy accident .I was cutting some beautiful paper for the inside of a BD card ,
only I adhered it to the front of the card base. somebody is going to get a CAS card. you cant get more clean and simple than this
Isn't this just stunning? I think it is

till next time
peace and blessingsb(p&b)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Betty's Birthday Blog Hop

We'll be blasting off Monday November 11@12 sharp.

If you are hopping along with us:
1. Thanks for joining us
2. If you have just come visiting from Darcy Schroder's blog, you are in the right place.
If not, go to the first blog of the hop, which is Corinne's blog.

The image created specifically for this hop "Queen of Halloween" was graciously provided by Tamara Van Wyk of The Stamping Chef and is on sale thru 11/13/2013.

The rest of the hoppers are below. just click their name and it will take you there. Now I don't know if the rest of the hoppers will make the hopping so easy. If not, you are welcome to come here and get back on track with the rest of the hop.

HAPPY HOPPING on Betty's Birthday blog hop. Be sure to leave a comment

Irene Sherman
Sian Hillman                                       
Ruza Rebel 
Katrina Benton
Jackie Rakoski
Sam Slater
Roz Wolfe
Sheri Scraps
Lisa Howell
  Wendy Billings
Jackie Randolph
Tanya Johnson
 Vicky Fortier
 Rhonda Miller
 Elisabete Balcavage 
 Milo Lilja 
 Berenice Rendon
 Katya Bess
Darcy Schroder
Brandy (Me)
Emily Shroom
Karen Pimblett
Lucy Gregg 
Dianna Sowerbrower
Trish the Dish
 Sharette Brown 
 Louise Mann
Kay Mowat
Christin Myhre
Robin Bogle
 Sharon Brown
Sharman DeLuca
 Melissa Varga
Tanja Charles
Kathy Gillion
Kezzla Brown
Leanne Hanmer
Ashley Murphy 
Celina Matthews 
Anita Blake
Patricia Buno
Deanna Fosnaugh
Pam Hicks 
Shelley Mimi Bo 
Cindye Wile
Jackie Maunder
Christine Garner

That's the end of the hop. If you haven't already left Betty some birthday love, you can leave some
here or here or here

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

I Call this Girls Night Out . There are 3 different images. Each one has their own artist that made them.
On the left is "Darling Mummy" drawn by Anna Stillwell. The top sticky contains the copics used for Darling Mummy. In the center is Witch Mercedes drawn by BettyQueenofHalloweenRoberts. Her copics are listed in the middle sticky .
On the right is Maleficent drawn by Lindsay of Sassy Studio Designs. If you don't recognize her or remember her, she appears in Sleeping Beauty from the 1959 movie produced by Disney. Her copics are listed on the last sticky note .

Have a great rest of Halloween .

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Now that I have chosen my new blog format

Several other changes get to be made too . one I want to get working is the slideshow gadget. so that will be available hopefully in this lifetime LOL
till then "Think Happy thoughts"

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

blog changes

mostly cosmetic . organizing , lining up blinkies, etc . Galleries are also being updated : organized , categorized, etc

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Day 3 of the 13 days of Halloween @SBS

Sorry you cant see everything . Upper left box has a spiderweb in it . bottom left has 2 ghosts. 4th row across has a green pumpkin, a spiderweb, and then Abby on the bottom. far right column has FrankenBetty

Monday, October 07, 2013

2 page LO for Day 2 of the 13 Days of Halloween @SBS

I really need to do the writing in chipboard so you can see it better . maybe then I can fit it in one pic . till then here's the 2 pages                     Left

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Something new to Look @ and a VOTE

Been doing this A Project A Day keeps the stress away for about 5 days now . If you go to the website, you will see it is a closed website . That doesnt mean you can join , it just means the folks who started it want to control the access so you have to request Membership. Once you're there you can visit the other members folders and create one for yourself. Mostly its a reminder to take some time for yourself EVERYDAY. So I have 3 layouts for you to view and a Poll once you've
looked @them. All are from Paper Wizard
This is the original with only one frame. Ideally I want 2 frames on 1 page AS opposed to 1 frame each on 2 pages . this is where you come in . I'll show you both options, you vote which one you like better in your comments. I'll tally them up and go with whichever gets the most votes . Ready ? here they come
                                                 Option 1

                                                    Option 2

Thursday, October 03, 2013

13 days of halloween @Simply Betty Stamps

Day one .....A creepy background due by Oct 4th @Noon PST
You can check out the details and Join us to Play if you choose 13 Days of Halloween @Simply Betty Stamps

Sunday, September 29, 2013

One example

of trying to get as much bang for the buck as possible . this was originally a 6x6 piece of patterned paper. I made a few , all right maybe some die cut butterflies . I think I can use the remaining paper as a background for something . I'll put it in my stash. If you dont know most crafters have a "stash" of stuff for use at a later time . when or how ? only the future will tell. anyways take a gander . The yellow background here is simply a bright yellow piece of card stock so that you can see the details. this is the flash version.

And this is the without flash version

Hodge Podge

I belong to a group of bloggers called Paper Bloggers Re-united. Some of us recently attended Scrapfest 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. We took a bunch of pics and I'll be posting them through out the next couple weeks or maybe longer .
Here we are on day 3 of our trip. left to right.  me, Brenda, Nancy, and Maggie.

We have had some interesting conversations on our little blog . One of them was about shoes. I had mentioned how boots go with anything including shorts. Today presented a situation to be so attired . I was wearing shorts and the closest shoes where my ostrich boots. I originally thought I might have carried out the trash but that couldnt have been the case as its Sunday. Trash doesnt run on Sundays. Must have been when honey drove me to get coffee @ the local QT.
Definitely not my best pic ever. Embarassed? never

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Y'all heard of OBW? its One Buck Wednesday
heres the link

you can get a pack of paper from echo park for $1. check it out

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


these might give it away what I'm working on . Its no big secret My fellow PBRs have been promised die cut butterflies. You can see their boxes which I made and decorated too . they shall have no duplicates. each sheet cuts 15 . one each for all seven and eight for my stash . multi tasking making theirs and rebuilding my stash Awesome. now to explain as there are 10 pbr's. 2 have been completed from what was in my stash . used up my entire stash of butterflies.Plus me , makes 10.

About the WOYWW. read about it @julia Dunnit's blog called Stamping Ground. click HERE to check it out for yourself . and join in if you like

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Its WOYWW time

today must be my lucky day . I walk in after grabbing the camera and look whats in the center of my desk! A completed project. I did NOT move a thing to take this pic . there is one more pic but it shows my neighbors messy yard thru the window. the significance is the tool caddy that normally rests in front of the window has been moved . Originally it gave me more room to work but now its just more room to make a mess on my desk LOL

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

last one for today

That I know of
that I made
I have another I cannot take the credit for . Lesia gave it to me . Thank You Lesia .
She made it . It has a pull out greeting behind the little girl

2 more things

That I was supposed to have posted last week .
My GF calls this "Shabby chic" works for me. We both made one Friday when we played paper crafting. As always had a great time . Thanks for having me Lesia . the next one in the following post 

Remember .....

this card ?
Seems I overloaded the embellishments which caused it to keep falling over. something about balance
Here's what I did to "balance " it

Isn't that just the cherry on top ? Enjoy 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Can tell I've been coloring lately ,huh ? you are exactly right . I have a treat for you today . A spin . Honey added 2 shelves so I can display my work .
At this rate I'll need more . This is good . for now

Saturday, August 17, 2013

2 mega digi sales @Simply Betty Stamps

These are 2 great offers.
 the first one is 113 digi images, 48 digi sentiments all for $60
the 2nd one is Betty's Digi teen Scene . It has 106 digi images, and 52 digi sentiments for $65.00
you can check out the details @ Simply Betty Stamps

New Cards Tomorrow

2 to be exact. 2posts. Give me about 8 hours snooze time ....till then good nite

Friday, August 16, 2013

A side step back to school card

I thought of my friend Nancy, who belongs to a blog group that I belong to, when I made this . the paper is Astrobrights.
her platinum hair is done up in copics. i was actually trying to practice how to do black hair when I came up with this
LMBO. opposite end of the spectrum.  the rest of her is also copics. the thing behind the word Back is a clock if you can't tell. freehand, not a stamp or digi. the image is courtesy of SSD

Thursday, August 15, 2013

One more Back to School Card Darlene Domel style

Darlene is the Artistic Director for Stampland Chicago . their web site is under construction currently . Now hers are much better but this is just an imitation with a few slight changes. She normally uses a white card base. mine is a blue berry sort of color (ie purple and blue). We both used Eclipse tape for the precise lines between colors. She exclusively uses Marvy Matchables colored inks. Me , I used a Hampton Arts silver ink pad, an Archivers Antique robins egg blue ink, SU concorde crush,SU real red, and SU Winter White (bottom left corner). the lettering is SU lovely lilac, using some clear alphabet stamps from my stash(a recent gift. thanks Lesia). the images were fussy cut from a DCWV page

Back to school card

entered into Memas Crafts  August 2013 Challenge

Monday, August 12, 2013

Anything but a Card

I had this great piece of glitter paper that I wanted to use . only the pattern on the paper was too large for a standard
card. so I decided to go full size . Didnt make it any easier. not that you want all the details . So without further
adieu , here she is Backpack Brandy from SSD. I'll be using her in a HUGE sidestep card for the back to school challenge @Mema's Crafts. Check back to see the finished card later this week