Saturday, December 28, 2013

Just Us Girls GD spot comes to an end


I have really enjoyed  being the Guest Designer at 
this month !!

This week we are focusing on a picture inspiration, and here it is...

I admit, I love clocks.  I have dozens in my home, three on the mantel alone.

And I have a TON of clock things in my papercraft supply too.
Paper, stamps, emboss folders, little metal watches and clocks. 
I enjoy a clock challenge almost more than any other.

Here is my JUGS card this week ...

 and inside ...

Both interior tapes are actual scotch tape.  

For Christmas stocking shopping, Dom and I stopped at a local drugstore down near the University of Oregon.  This little shop is crammed full of the most wonderful things, things you may never see anywhere else.  They had one little aisle devoted to scrapbooking, and I found three kinds of this "vintage" tape there.  Never have seen it anywhere else.  All three combined, $1.99.  A deal for sure, and something really fun.

Hope your Christmas was amazing !  Maybe you have a little down time this week ??  If so, pop in over at Just Us Girls, and join in this last challenge of the year !!


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Just Us Girls 220


This week I am continuing on as Guest Designer at

A color challenge this week, and here it is !

What beautiful colors, and together I think they make for a lovely Christmas card.

Here is this week's project.

And inside, some washi tape and a little rusty metal tree !

Very simple card.  Don't those colors look great together !

Stop by Just Us Girls this week - I am dying to see how everyone uses these beautiful colors !!

Hope you are all set for the holidays.  One week left.  Whew.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Just Us Girls 219


I am continuing through the month as the Guest Designer at 

If you have never visited this challenge, you absolutely must !  The gals have a different type of challenge each week, and there is something for everyone !  

This week we are using a faux silk technique.  It isn't difficult, but still takes some experience to look as gorgeous as their cards are. 

Hope to see you there !!


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Just Us Girls -


Finally am back from an incredible vacation !  We spent two weeks at Walt Disney World in Florida, and we ate oh so well.

This month I am the GD at
JUGS is one of the very first challenges I ever tried, almost 4 years ago now !

Here is the sketch we are using this week ...

Of course, I HAD to make a Christmas card ...

Hope to see you at Just Us Girls this week - the DT has come up with some really truly fabulous takes !!


Friday, November 1, 2013

ABC Challenges


Hi !  This week I am the Guest Designer at

Our challenge is to use our oldest stamp.  This is the oldest wooden stamp I have, and I still completely love it !!

I think I have used this stamp way way more times than any other stamp I ever bought afterwards !!

Stop by ABC Challenges and join the fun !!  I hope your first stamp turned out to be as functional as mine has.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Papercraft Star 168


This week at
Papercraft Star

 and here are a couple of suggestions for you !

Fleur de lis
Our team really loved the postal aspect of this picture.
I chose a little tag.
But after I saw all of their gorgeous work I wish I had done that too !

Not my best editing there, *sigh*.

I have been including a lot of washi tape on the insides of my cards, because it is so easy !!

Hope you will join us this week at Papercraft Star.  We have been struggling, trying to find a good direction for our blog ....  more *sighs*


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Papercraft Star 167


Challenge 167 opens today

Here is this week's photo ...

The really great thing about this photo is that there is so much to it !
Not just witches, brooms and cats, but I see leaves, a moon, a purse, and all those stripes, dots and checks.  I probably would have done a Christmas card, but I am just a sucker for Halloween cards still ...

Here is my witchy card ...

Stop by at Papercraft Star and see what our team is up to this week !!

Ooooo, and what is this I see ...

Someone got their Disney wristbands !!  Can you believe these are your tickets, your room key, and your dining plan.  Aren't they so cute !!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Guest at A Mixed Media Color Challenge


For the next two weeks, the Papercraft Star Design Team and I will be featured at A Mixed Media Color Challenge !!

This is actually my 4th attempt at Mixed Media, and this time I think I kinda got it.  At least a lot closer than I have been, lol.

Here are the colors for this week's challenge

I tried to stay as coral as possible.  I think I may have tipped over a bit into pink, but short of doctoring my picture, I am going to leave it as is.

I used paint, chalk, distress ink, regular ink, gesso, spray, and correction tape.  I included some old little pieces of something pretty I had around.  Had a wonderful time making this, it was really fun, but what a mess when I was done !

The flower behind is actually a sticker, and the one in front is a regular flower that has been gessoed.  The heart is a button.

I kept the end threads uncut and outside the frame, and added a couple of knots and a bead. On the bottom I have some washi tape, and correction tape.

 More correction tape, a pretty embossed piece of paper, more washi tape, and some button brads.

The stamped clock is one of Mona Pendleton's creations for My Favorite Things.  The package comes with several clocks, and she also has dies to go with them.  So so classy.

If you haven't tried Mixed Media yet, I suggest you give it a try and join us the next two weeks at A Mixed Media Color Challenge.  It is not as hard as it looks !