Tuesday, December 1, 2020

**Clean and Simple** New Challenge with Mix It Up Challenge Blog!!

Happy December Everyone!  It's the first of the month, and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge blog.  Our theme is Clean and Simple, which is NEVER easy for me because you guys know I like to layer, layer, layer and embellish, embellish, embellish!  I hope I did ok with this Santa card.  I was DYING to add rhinestones and glitter!




Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Love to Craft Challenge Blog!

Happy twenty-four-days-til-Christmas!  It's tine for a new challenge with Love To Craft Challenge Blog and our theme is always Anything Goes!!  I just got this awesome peppermint background die, and I've been making tons of cards with it.   I was looking at the little die cut leftovers and decided to use them to make a card, too.  I might actually like it better than the ones using the cover plate die.





Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog and see what the other DT members have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES** New Challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!!

Happy Holly Jolly month!! The first of the month means a new challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and as always our theme is Anything Christmas Goes.  I've been really into gingerbread things this year, so I decided to make a little gingerbread scene.





Just a few challenges:



Be sure to visit the blog, play along and check out all the other DT's awesome creations.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**Winter Wonderland** New Challenge with Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!

Happy December!  It's the first so it's time for a new challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and our theme this month is Winter Wonderland!!  It's really ironic because as I write this post, we're getting our first real snowfall of the season!!  I actually kind of love snow, when I don't have to go out in it!





Just a few challenges:



Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Monday, November 9, 2020

Whole Latte Love -- Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Day Four

Happy Day Four of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I just love any excuse to make a coffee-themed card.  This particular card makes me wanna sing. Ya'all know that song "Whole Lotta Love" right?  I really love when Adam Lambert covers it.  I can almost hear him singing it like this, about coffee.....anyways......




Just a few challenges:

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Coffee Needs NO Words - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day Two

It's a chocolate cake kind of day, just wanna get that out of the way.  Don't you guys agree? Anyways, I have this thing where I'm trying to balance out my creations.  One with a stamp, one without, that kind of thing.  But OMG I just love this card without any stamping, any big embellishment.  I'm so crazy about how it came out!



Just a few challenges:

Friday, November 6, 2020

Love You More Than Coffee - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day One

 Hi everyone!  Today is the first day of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and since I love all things coffee (except actually drinking it) I'm excited to be inspired by everyone else's caffeinated creations, and to create my own.  As an artist, by definition I don't like limits and love freedom, so this has been a difficult few days for me as I see our freedoms as a nation being stripped away from us, via voter fraud.  If you're in one of the states with suspicious ballot videos or posts from ballot workers and post office staff, call your local government and demand every ballot be tied to an actual legal living person!!!

Okay, off my soapbox and back to the crafts.  You know I don't like to put anything but art here, I save all that shit for twitter, but I just couldn't take it anymore!!!  Sometimes you just have to let stuff out!

Anyways, I honestly am not 100% happy with this card.  It needs something, I think, but what?  Who knows??


Just a few challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting and caffeinating!  Laters!

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Hello Pumpkin - First DT Post with Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!!

 Good morning!!  This is my first post as a DT member with Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I'm so excited to join the team!  Our theme  this month is Anything Goes, which I love because then I can just follow my muse.  Now that Halloween is over, it's officially fall in my house!  I'm one of those people who love pumpkin everything.


Just a few challenges:



Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

All Mad Here - First DT Post with Mix It Up Challenge Blog!!

Hi everyone!  This is my first DT post with Mix It Up Challenge blog, and Im super excited to join the team!  Our theme this month is Make Your Own Background, and I had a blast playing with stencils, Distress Oxide ink, Crafters Companion Harmony inks and Stickles!!



Just a few challenges:

Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Thankful & Blessed - First DT Post with Love To Craft Challenge Blog!!

Good morning!  It's my first post as a DT member with Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I'm really excited to be a part of the team!  Our theme is always Anything Goes and I've been in a total Pumpkin Spice mood lately!  I'm also obsessed with slimline cards right now.  So fun to create in a different shape and style.



Just a few challenges:

Be sure to visit the blog and see what the other DT members have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Be Jolly - First DT post with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!!

Good morning!!  This is my first DT post with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I'm really excited to be part of their team!  I love Christmas crafting, and I'm so looking forward to making Christmas cards all year long!!  Our theme is always Anything Christmas Goes, and I wanted to make something with slightly unconventional colors, so I went with turquoise and red. I'm so in love with this patterned paper, I think I got three of these pads, I didn't want to run out!



Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog, play along and check out all the other DT's awesome creations.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

STAMPtember - Day Twenty-Nine - Harvest Blessings

Hey everyone!  I just love how this card turned out.  The shape really makes it stand out, I think. It's an unusual size and shape for me but I really fell in love with it.


Just a few challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy stamping.  Laters!!!

Friday, September 25, 2020

STAMPtember - Day Twenty-Five - Simple Stamped Santa

Awhile ago, I was surveying my inventory of products and I realized I NEVER use my colored ink pads outside of Distress Inks.  So I have been trying to do that, and I definitely used a red ink pad (Ranger I think) here.  I really like the look of this actually.  I need to do it more often.  Plus, no coloring!  Makes it easy to duplicate cards quickly.



Just a few challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy stamping.  Laters!!!

Monday, September 14, 2020

STAMPtember - Day Fourteen - Fall Florals

Happy Monday!  I'm so over this "new week" thing, I need a new year!  Ugh!  I MISS THE WORLD!!!

Anyways.  I made a thankful card because I'm trying not to always be so negative (LOLOLOLOL).



Just a few challenges:



Thanks so much for looking and happy stamping!  Laters!!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

STAMPtember - Day Eight - Snowy Wonderland

Happy Tuesday!  I'm still in my summer-creating-phase but I'm also all about the Christmas cards this month.  So today I have a snowy card to share in hues of purple and blue because I really like that color combination.



Just a few challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy stamping.  Laters!!

Monday, September 7, 2020

STAMPtember - Day Seven - Christmas Cups

Hi everyone!  It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at Angie's Digi Stamps!!  Our theme is always Anything Goes, and I've made a super fun slimline card today!





Just a few challenges:



Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created and to enter this month's challenge!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!!



Sunday, September 6, 2020

STAMPtember - Day Six - Twilight Colors for Christmas

Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges and our theme is Black and One Other Color!!  I chose red, and when paired with the white so the sponsor-supplied image shows up, it makes for Twilight colors!  Red, black and white, that's Twilight to a T.  Makes me nostalgic for my movies. Our lovely sponsor is Drawn by Krista and I'm working with Penguin Dressed as Rudolph!


Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Friday, September 4, 2020

STAMPtember - Day Four - Shaker Cards with Simply Create Too!!

Happy Thursday!  It's a new challenge at Simply Create Too and our theme this month is Shaker Cards!!!  I really wanted to make something Halloween themed, so I pulled out an old stamp set and some new papers and got right to it!


Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Thursday, September 3, 2020

STAMPtember - Day Three - Be A Mermaid

So I'm not giving up summer yet.  Granted, it's HOT and mermaids are year-round anyway, but still.  Not giving up.  I love mermaids and hope to make at least one more mermaid project this month.  This was a fun card to make.  I knocked out several of them to donate to Cards for Soldiers.


Just a few challenges:





Thanks so much for looking and happy stamping!  Laters!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

STAMPtember - Day Two - Ice Cream Dreams

Is anyone else not ready for summer to be over?  I mean, granted, we didn't HAVE summer, but you know.  STILL.  I'm not ready to give up on summer yet and I'm NEVER done with ice cream or bright colors!

I made a mini slimline card and this awesome stamp from Unity Stamps just fits on the 6 x 3 card.  I like these cards 'cause they fit in a standard letter envelope.


Just a few challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy stamping!!  Laters!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

Brewtiful Day

I did it!  I got one more card made for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I'm still learning how to use those Tonic enamel dot things, but I do love how it turned out.



Just a few challenges:



Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!!  Laters!!

Pink Latte Thanks

I'm so obsessed with this die right now. I'm making these cards in tons of colors and I'm just loving how they're coming out.


Just a few challenges:



Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

COFFEE Is Always A Good Idea!

Hi everyone.  Long time no blog, I know.  You'd think the quarantine would have me posting up the ying yang, but I'm still working and babysitting so yeah, I don't have any free time.  But I HAD to make a card for the Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


I was making "slimline" cards long before they were called that!  I love them, especially for my Prima doll stamps.  But THIS post is about coffee.  I'm an odd one actually, because I love coffee THINGS but I hate COFFEE.  Like coffee candy and coffee ice cream but drinking it?  BLECH!  Anyways, I like to create coffee-themed crafts, too.

Just a few challenges:




Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

31 Days of Crafting - Day Thirty-One - Wedding Bliss




I know all of you know, that mirrored card is NOT easy to take photos of!!!

Yeah yeah the outside is pretty.  LOOK INSIDE!!!

Spinners gonna spin!!!

Little something special for the groom!


LOTS of challenges to round out the month:


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!!

Friday, March 20, 2020

31 Days of Crafting - Day Twenty - Midnight Florals

I actually chose this paper pad because it reminded me so much of Twilight.  I'm not sure if it's the colors of the florals or a combination of both but I like it!

I thought this paper was flashy enough, this card didn't need any additional images or embellishment.




Just a few challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!!  Laters!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

31 Days of Crafting - Day Eighteen - Happy Hello Owls

Hey everyone.  I hope you're having a happy, crafty day.  I've been cranking out the mass-produced cards this month, I'm really proud of me actually.  I haven't decided yet if these are actually going to be a set because every third card didn't match, because of the colors. But I just love how fun and cheerful they are.




Just a few challenges:



Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

31 Days of Crafting - Day Fifteen - Easter Ride

Happy Monday!!!!  I really love spring cards and Easter cards.  The colors and the bunnies and eggs make me happy.



Just a few challenges:



Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

31 Days of Crafting - Day Twelve - Birthday Balloons

Happy Friday!  Who else is ready to start their weekend?  As usual mine includes shopping for craft supplies.  When you make as many cards as I do, it's a never ending process lol.




Just a few challenges:



Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

31 Days of Crafting - Day Ten - Birthday Owls

Happy Hump Day!!!  Sometimes I just like cards that make you happy.  This one makes me happy.




Just a few challenges:



Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Saturday, March 7, 2020

31 Days of Crafting - Day Seven - Love You Roses

Good morning!  This card was made from an altered ATC from a swap.  I love these die-cut cards from Michaels they make everything look good!  I also love that it's kinda Twilight-inspired.  Once a Twihard, always a Twihard!



Just a few challenges:



Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

31 Days of Crafting - Day Four - Simple Starry Birthday

Okay so I'm not really one for easy cards.  But I was working to stamp stacks of cards for Cards For Soldiers and well, these happened.  I actually really like them.



Just a few challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

31 Days of Crafting - Day Three - Bunny Bounty

Happy Monday!!  I'm so excited to be crafting like crazy this month.  Spring always makes me wanna make Easter cards so I've got a cute one to share with you today.  The foiled bunnies just make me happy (they also make me want candy).




Just a few challenges:



Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting. Laters!!!

Monday, March 2, 2020

**BINGO** - New Challenge with Get Creative Challenges!!!!

Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges and our theme is BINGO!!  It's the perfect time of year for Easter cards, so of course I picked an Easter image, Bunneh!, from our lovely sponsor Fred She Said!



Here's the board for you to play along with:

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I chose to do the right vertical line, Buttons, any color and Foil!



Just a few challenges:



Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

**ANYTHING GOES** - New Challenge with Angie's Digital Stamps!!

Hi everyone!  It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at Angie's Digi Stamps!!  Our theme is always Anything Goes, and we don't have a twist this month!!  I picked this adorable spring image to work with to make this fun card.



Just a few challenges:

Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created and to enter this month's challenge!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2020 Goals and Accomplishments

 To see how I fared with my 2019 goals, click here.


Randomness


  1. Watch Glee Entire Series
  2. Watch Roswell Entire Series
  3. Watch Dawson's Creek Entire Series
  4. Watch OTH 1-6 (7?) (Started 4-14-20)
  5. Watch Veronica Mars Entire Series (started 7-15-19)
  6. Watch VM Movie after finishing series
  7. Watch all five Twilight movies over five nights
  8. Watch both versions of BD1 in the same night
  9. Watch BD1 & BD2 in the same night
  10. Watch Fifty Shades and Fifty Shades Darker in one night (5-1-20)
  11. Watch Fifty Shades, Darker and Freed all in one night (5-1-20)
  12. Organize SU stuff by theme
  13. Organize punches--toss bad ones
  14. Use an entire 12 x 12 paper pad finished 1-25-20 (would love to do a few more!)
  15. Use 2 8 x 8 paper pads 
  16. Hang all your posters/prints
  17. Finish one of your scrapbooks - ANY one of them!!!
  18. Start Christmas tags in January and make at least 12 over the year--KNOW WHERE THEY ARE!!!!!!!
  19. Watch the following movies:
  • Better Living Through Chemistry
  • Book Club
  • Friends With Kids
  • The Last Word
  • The Lifeguard
  • Live by Night
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • No Strings Attached
  • The Sun is Also A Star

20. Read 25 books this year:



22. Movies Watched Per Week:


  1. Elf
  2. NONE (weird huh?)
  3. BAD Netflix movies
  4. Cinderella (live action), Maleficent
  5. Dirty Dancing, Maid In Manhattan
  6. SATC
  7. Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Serendipity
  8. Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, The Wedding Planner, SATC2, Must Love Dogs
  9. Must Love Dogs, Coco (C, some great, some SLOW), Wedding Planner
  10. To All The Boys I've Loved 2 (C, cute, little corny), SATC x 2
  11. Pretty Woman, Wedding Planner
  12. Pitch Perfect, 
  13. The Duff, Failure To Launch (C+), 
  14. Fifty Shades of Grey
  15. Wedding Planner, 

  16. Wild Things
  17. Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed
  18. Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Center Stage
  19. SATC, 
  20. Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3
  21. SATC x 2, Easy A, Dog Days (D, it was SO BAD), all 3 Fifty Shades Movies, An Affair To Remember, She's All That
  22. SATC, Scream
  23. Mermaids, 
  24. SATC, American Outlaws
  25. Varsity Blues
  26. Maid in Manhattan x 2
  27. Sleepless in Seattle, Clueless
  28. Clueless
  29. Sleepless in Seattle
  30. Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker
  31. SATC, SATC2

  32. Varsity Blues
  33. Mystic Pizza
  34. SATC
  35. Varsity Blues
  36. Grease x 2
  37. Fifty Shades trilogy
  38. SATC
  39. Practical Magic, 
  40. Miss Congeniality, The Proposal, 
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44.
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46.
47. Eclipse
48. Incredibles, Fifty Shades Trilogy
49. Santa Clause 2, Burlesque, 
50. Elf, While You Were Sleeping, Miracle on 34th Street
51. Elf, The Grinch cartoon, White Christmas, Noelle (A), Godmothered (C)
52. Crazy Rich Asians (B), Thirteen Going on 30



23. 2019-20 Season TV Show Tally:

Med, Fire, SVU, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

2020-21 Season TV Show Tally:

Fire, SVU (spottily!), Zoey (possibly)



Craftiness

Creative Goals:


  1. Ten Design Teams (2020 I am only on three teams and struggling with those)
  2. Make 500 Cards
  3. Join an elite DT
  4. 500 Challenges Entered (4)
  5. 100 Linky Parties Entered (1)
  6. Finish Craft Room Decor
  7. Twilight posters matted and hung
  8. Canvases finished and hung
  9. Make red, black & clear bracelet for yourself
  10. Alice book finished
  11. Ariel box finished
  12. BATB box finished
  13. Christmas house finished
  14. Easter scene done
  15. Repair and restyle Halloween house


Cards Created By Month
GOAL: 500 (42 per month)
Actual/YTD

Jan: 38
Feb: 36
Mar: 61
Apr: 189
May: 49
Jun: 41
Jul: 88
Aug: 74
Sep: 2
Oct: 5
Nov: 5
Dec: 24

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Goal: 250
Actual: 86