Thursday, January 24, 2013


I missed posting last week...but I did get a card was for a challenge on one my my facebook groups.  It was to use problem right?  Since I love ribbon and use it on allot of my cards.  But....there was a catch it was suppose to be something we hadn't used or tried in the last 3 I had been wanting to make a flower using ribbon.  Decided this was the time do, it was another thing that I had  "pinned" that took care of another "personal" challenge for me....

That was last weeks card...and this week I did another challenge which was to make a non tradtional Valentine....I also got the inpseration for this card on another pin...I stayed away from the trational red, pink, white Valentine colors and used craft along with some black and aqua....I also stayed away from the tradtional heart as the main focal point with the old timey sewing machine but had to add a heart (what's a Valentine without a heart?) somewhere so I added it with the ribbon.

One last card(s) to share...The A-Z swap I am on is up to letter D for this month but last months was "C" for chicken...which was right up my alley for sure...the only thing is I have so many stamps, images etc...that I wanted to use...I finally decided to use a cricut die cut...the local scrapbook store I go to had some card kits awhile back using die cuts of differant farm animals.  I had been wanting to try my hand at them for awhile so I decided to try my version with this swap.  So simple....I had to do 8 and since it was in December I was running low on red ribbon and so I had to use up several types of red ribbon I had on hand...I like how they turned out.  Plan to make more with differant "farm" animals.  But, I think I will add another layer...maybe even use an embossing folder for the back ground...

That's it for today!  Thanks for visiting my blog...please try back again soon....I am trying to "blog" more.  Maybe sometime in the near future offer up some blog candy....I have a reason for it...just need to get some "candy" together to offer! 

Hugs T

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Card A Week Challenge #1 and # 2

Hope this is finds you having a wonderful week so far. It’s been okay here…not great…I have a friend who is going through some major health issues now and am worried about her. I feel helpless in knowing what to do for her except be there and keep her in my prayers.

It’s a cloudy gloomy kind of winter day here. We had a little rain last night and we hopefully will get more this evening. Since it’s in the 50’s and the overnight low was in the 40’s it’s rain and not snow. So, since we need the rain badly I am not complaining about it. Even if it brings gloomy cloudy days…a good excuse to stay indoors and get some crafting done.

We are in our 2nd week of the New Year and one of my challenges to myself for the New Year is to make at least one card a week. That doesn’t mean 52 cards at the end of the year…which would equal out to one a week but actually one a week. Hopefully, I will make far more than 52 cards this year.

For week one of “my challenge” is a couple of cards (yes a couple) I made from kits that the scrapbook store (you can find her on facebook...Simply Scrapbooks in Claremore, OK)   I go to put together. I actually put together about 5 kits the other night but will only post this one or two….Can you tell what I did different with the card on the left? I thought this was a really cute card and one I will use as inspiration for another. I need to find out who made that stamp because I think it is really cute.

The 2nd card I made this afternoon for a challenge on one of the closed craft groups I belong to on facebook. We were to use scraps…sounds easy enough….but, everything we used we had to of had for at least 3 months. So, I went into my scrap bag and pulled a few sheets out….and came up with this. I actually used another card kit from the scrapbook store for inspiration. I don’t know if I really like the white back ground though. But, I couldn’t figure out what other color to use.

Now, another challenge I have made myself for this year is to start doing some of those projects from Pinterest that I have been pinning for months now. Whether it’s a paper craft , sewing, gardening or something else I am going to do at least one of them a month. Hopefully, more…I am saying one a month because some will take some time….I have another facebook craft group that has challenged us this month to do an altered project from a pin we have pinned on Pinterest. So, that came at a great time! Now, to just figure out which one to start on!

Until next time



Sunday, January 6, 2013

Some Recent Projects

It's hard to believe that it's another new year...but, it is...I hope you have a healthy, happy and creative new year...I don't make resolutions really but I have given myself challenges for the year...To begin with I hope to be more creative this year than I was last. Some things I plan to be more creative with are to make at least one card a week...that doesn't sound too hard to do does it?  But, that means one card a week...not three this week and nothing for another three weeks...I want to make one card a week.  For a real challenge I should say more than that but I will leave it at one for the moment....So, if I make one card a week then I should blog once a week too...right?  We will see....

I don't have a card for you to see today but I will share a couple of Christmas gifts I made for my friend Gaye.  I "met" Gaye online on a craft group forum...we have kept in touch from one group to another.  Now, we are on at least one craft group on facebook.  So, we have done "swaps" before.  From Secret Sister to just one on one swap.  This year we decided to do a Not So Secret Sister swap on our own.  We decided to make a few things and buy (or find in our multi-crafty stash) a few things.  I loved making the altered tile a few months ago so I decided to do another one but this time make it an 8x8 tile instead.

I started off by cutting the bottom layer to ft the tile.  Then I added some paint around the edges to give it a little more color.  The cowboy boots were on the paper but I decided to cut another pair from an extra piece of paper to add a little depth on that corner.   The "G" was cut with my Cricut cart. Country Life and the boots from Wild West.

I also did her a altered 5 x5  paper meche' box that I had waiting for me to do something with it.  So, this is what I came up with...I like how it came out except for the inside and I think I can do better....

We have decided to make this an annual event.  We don't just stick to paper crafts but crafts in general.  We also both like to browse the 2nd hand stores, flea markets or just plain junk stores for those inexpensive little things.  So, this year we will have the other one in mind when we are our "shopping".

I'll end with an ornament that I made for a different online crafty friend.  We both missed out on joining a Christmas ornament swap on a craft group so we decided we would just do one on our own.  I had been wanting to do one like this from "pinning" it on Pinterest so I decided this was a perfect time to accomplish that.  I loved how it came out so much I made my sister one and myself...

That's my first post of the year!  It is the 6th of January and I haven't made that 1st card of the year yet so I think I will go do that now...

Again I hope y'all have a happy, healthy and creative new year!