Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Super Hero

Saturday is Paper A La Mode Challenge at the Outlawz.  Our theme this week is Super Hero.  Our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs.  Please go here to see all the inspiration of the design team.  With my card I decided to focus on some real heroes, victims of a rare, aggressive cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma.  My precious husband was a victim of  this cancer.

Card Supplies:
A2 Card Base
The colors on this card are the colors for Cholangiocarcinoma, green and brown.
Background - Flourish Background Item #54413-Silhouette Online Store
Image - Awareness Angel by McMahan 5
Sentiment - Heroes are Angels by Meljen's 
Image colored by Promarkers and one Copic marker
Flowers from Michael's

Thank you for stopping by today.  I'm still suffering from Shingles.  This is one of the worst afflictions I've ever had.  Not sure how much crafting I will get done but I'll be here as much as I can.  I trust you will have a blessed weekend.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy


Monday, May 26, 2014


 First let me say thank you to our troops and veterans.  Where would we be without you.  You have sacrificed so much for us and our country.  You deserve all the honor & tribute you receive.  Thank you from the bottom of our heart.

This was supposed to be my post for Eureka Stamps Design Team.  However, I have developed a case of the Shingles.  That's all I have to say to those of you who have had them.  I have been unable to do anything this past week and it's still not any better.  I am taking several meds the doctor has given me.  The meds have side effects so I'm kind of loopy in the head.  Donna has done a wonderful job of checking on me, bringing me food and doing anything I needed done.  My sister & her husband came for several days and took care of things. My son & daughter-in-law are coming next weekend.  I have such a wonderful family.  I am truly blessed.  I hope to be back crafting soon but until I get rid of this pain, I have to take it easy.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  Thank you for your loyal support. God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Friday, May 23, 2014

Beccy's Place Guest Designer Card -Stanley Clown

This is my final post for this month as Guest Designer at Beccy's Place.  I hope you have enjoyed looking at some of her digis.  This card uses some pre-colored balloons from the 'Stanley Clown Set'
Card Supplies:
A2 card base
Embossing - Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Folder
Image - Pre-colored balloons from the Stanley Clown Set by Beccy Muir
Stickles - on balloons
Floradoodles Flowers - I colored the center of white flowers to match lace.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  I have enjoyed sharing my Guest Designer cards with you.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Baby Card - TTCRD Challenge DT

Today starts another 2 week challenge at Through The Craft Room Door.  Team B, which I am on, is responsible for inspiration for this challenge.  Our sponsor is Di's Digi's who will be providing the prize but we could us any digi for our cards.  I chose one that I already had.  I love Sugar Nellie images and this one especially.
Wouldn't you just like to kiss all over that sweet little face.

Card Supplies:
Card Base - Lori Whitlock Silhouette file # 43211
Background Paper - Digital Gingham paper
Image - Sugar Nellie 'Baby'- Image # 102244
Promarkers used to color image:
Skin- Almond, Satin
Blanket - Arctic Blue, Powder Blue
Hat - Arctic Blue, Powder Blue
White Gel Pen to highlight stitches in hat

Thank you for visiting with us toda.y.  I hope you will join in our challenge at TTCRD  I would love to see your creations.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Monday, May 19, 2014

Eureka Stamps - Birthday Challenge

I was asked a week or so ago to join the Eureka Stamp Co. Design Team.  My first post is today.  This company has rubber stamps, digital stamps, supplies for scrapbooking, cardmaking, etc.  I hope you will go check them out for your crafting needs.  Our theme this week is BirthdayI chose digi58201 - Tulip & Pansie Frame for my first card.

Card Supplies:

A2 Card Base
Background Paper - Digital Pansey Paper by Jak Heath
Image-Tulip & Pansie Frame by Eureka Stamps
Butterfly punched using Martha Stewart Punch
Promarkers used to color image:
Pansies - Aubergine, Purple, Gold
Pansy Leaves - Soft Green, Grey Green
Tulips - Tulip Yellow, Yellow
Tulip Leaves - Apple, Forest Green
Background - Ivory
Shading - Pebbles Chalk - Purple
Sentiment - stamp from my stash

Thank you for visiting with us today.  Please check out Eureka stamps for your crafting needs.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge At The Outlawz - Flowers

Our theme for the Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge at The Outlawz is Flowers.  Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps.  I chose a digital image with Sunflowers & a Hummingbird.  The particular one I chose is a block and you can make the whole card with it, which is what I did.  After I colored the image, I just didn't think it needed anything else.  What do you think?  Does it need something else to make it complete?

Card Supplies:
5.5"X5.5" Card Base
Image - Blocks - Hummingbird by Bugaboo Stamps
Promarkers used to color image:
Hummingbird - Marsh Green and a Turquoise Gel Pen
Flowers - Gold, Sunflower
Leaves - Forest Green, Leaf Green
Background - Pebbles Brand Blue Chalk - I cut out some cloud shapes and laid them on the background while I was shading with the chalk.
Undertones - Ivory

Please, Please, Please go to the Outlawz and join our Paper A La Mode Challenge.  I would love to see what you create.  I'll be looking for your creations.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Friday, May 16, 2014

Beccy's Place Guest Designer Card-Spunky with Flowers

Card #3 as Guest Designer at Beccy's Place can be used as a birthday, thank you, thinking of you, get well, etc. card.  The image is a pre-colored image from the 'Spunky with Flowers Set'.  I struggle sometimes with what Donna calls "cutesy" images but I think this one turned out ok.

Card Supplies:
A2 card base
Background Paper - K&Co. Classic K Baily Paper Stack
Image - From the Spunky with Flowers Set by Beccy Muir
Flora Doodle Flowers - I colored white flowers along with the centers

Thank you for visiting again today.  I hope you will visit Beccy's Place and check out her digis.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Hi Everyone - Is anyone else out there addicted to Pinterest? Well, once you get on the site, it's hard to get off.  I found something interesting on there this week.  Instructions on how to make 8 cards using one sheet of 12 x 12 paper.  Just go to Pinterest and type in "cards made with one sheet of paper" and you'll be amazed.

So I found a piece of double sided paper and cut the paper apart as instructed.  Now I think this is a novel idea.  You can get blank card sets including envelopes at AC Moore for $1 and decorate them with one sheet of paper for 50 cents and voila, you have a very nice gift for little money. 

Well, I decorated the blank cards with the shapes that I had cut out and adhered them to the cards.  Just one thing, I seem to have lost my creativity this year while making sure that my son gets through the 7th Grade.  He has just seven more days of school for this year and I'm just as excited about it being over as he is, if not more. 

Since I didn't like them, I took them over to my Mom's house this morning.  Well, Mom being the "Great Creative One" found a way to make them oh so CUTE!!!  She used her Silhouette Cameo to print and cut out owls to add to the front of the cards.

The finished product is below:

Only thing missing is a sentiment.  I'm thinking maybe - "Guess hoot is thankful for you!" or "You're a HOOT!" 

Well, thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure to come back tomorrow and Saturday, Mom has some BEAUTIFUL cards to post.  She's so creative!!!  Thanks for your comments and your visits.  Until another day, Donna (and Peggy since she helped too)!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Butterfly Inspiration

I was looking on Pinterest today at a board called cards.  It belonged to someone who repinned one of my pins.  I was inspired by a side step card I saw there.  I tell you when I see other  people's creations, I am in awe.  I was thinking of trying to make one similar.  But when I got to looking through my paper for some to use, I came across a partial sheet from a paper pack by DCWV called Ciao Bella.  I decided to make a card from it.

Card Supplies:
5.5X7.5 card base - I made it this big in order to use most of this design.
Background paper - DCWV Ciao Bella Paper Stack
Large Butterflies - Indie Art Cricut Cartrdige - cut from same sheet of paper as the background.  I also used my Explore to cut them.
Small Butterflies - Cut with a Martha Stewart punch
Gems - for back of butterflies

I really pleased with this card.  I hope you like it.  Thank you for coming by today.  We love your comments and look forward to hearing from you.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card: 
Craft-Dee BowZ - M, E3, project must have bow - (MayAnything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes 
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - 2W, 3E - (Week 1) Anything goes + Option: Spring

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day Card for Donna

I wanted to make Donna a Mother's Day Card to let her know what a good mother I think she is.  Her love for Jacob shows in everything she does.  I looked at the Mother's Day projects in Cricut Design Space.  I found the "Drawn Floral Mother's Day Card" by Anna Rose and modified it to meet my needs.

The original file has Mom on the strip across the front.  The pattern on the card base is a file from the Paper Lace cartridge drawn with a silver metallic pen.  The rose is from Sweetheart cartridge. The Happy Mother's Day sentiment is from the Wild Card cartridge written with the Cristal Rose Cricut Pen.  I actually used the score tool, writing pen & blade for this card.  I love the ability to write my messages on an insert and adhere it to the inside of the card which is what I did with Donna's card.

Here is the card she made for me.  I'm hoping she will fill in the details.  I'm sure it is a Silhouette cut file.  She knows how much I love butterflies and how they symbolize new life, so how appropriate is it that my card would have a butterfly cutout.  I love it.

Hi Everyone  - I made this card for my mom using the Silhouette Cameo and a cut file from the Silhouette store.  The butterfly has become kind of a symbol for our family and our blog since my dad passed away four years ago.  Right after his death, we started to see yellow butterflies everywhere we were and before my dad's death, we hadn't seen the butterflies.  We all felt like it was Daddy saying HI and letting us know that he was okay.  You know how a caterpillar enters the cocoon and rejuvenates itself into a butterfly - we took seeing all the butterflies as my Daddy's earthly body being reborn into his Heavenly body.  Ever since then, we've loved butterflies so I thought I would make Mom's card with a butterfly.  Her favorite color is pink so after cutting out the card with the Silhouette, I cut a piece of pink paper to show through the wings of the butterfly, for the body of the butterfly, and the words. Mom loved her card.  

I have the best Mom in the world - she's not only my Mom, but we are BFFs!  Yesterday, I went to Mom's house for breakfast and then we went to get a pedicure.  Here is a picture of our finished toes.  

Mine are blue and Mom's are red.  We like to get some flowers put on our toes!!  We always have a blast together - love you Mom!! 

Thank you for visiting with us today and please come back again.  We love you.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy and Donna

Challenges for this card: 
Challenges 4 Everybody - M, 3E - May – Anything Goes
Dream Valley - 2W, 3E - #81 Anything Goes (week 2 
Penny Black and MoreM, no digis, 3E – May – Anything Goes 
Stamping Sensations - M, C6, 1E – May – Anything Goes
 The Squirrel & The Fox - 2W, 2E - #69 Mothers' Day (week 2 
A Sprinkle of Colour - M, P15  Anything Goes
 Cards Galore Encore - M, P1, E3 #5 Anything Goes
 Connie Can Crop M, P2/3, E2  #22 Mom's the word
Just B Creative Crazy - M, P1, E1/day   Linky Party Anything goes


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all our blog family!!!  We hope you get spoiled today and shown the affection you so richly deserve.  

God Bless You!!!!! Peggy

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - For A Special Lady

Today is the Paper A La Mode Challenge at The Outlawz.  Our theme is to make something "For A Special Lady".  Our sponsor is Rick St. Dennis.  I chose his "French Flower Cart Scene" for my digital Image.  Please check out his images here.  He has a wide variety of images to choose from.

Card supplies:

Card base - A2 cut file from the Silhouette online store-Image #42700 by Lori Whitlock.
Digital Image - French Flower Cart Scene by Rick St. Dennis
Flowers/Leaves - Punches by Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Cut & written by Cricut Explore
Promarkers used to color digital image:
Flower Cart - Tan, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna, Siver Metallic
Flower Pots - Soft Green, Pastel Green, Terracotta, Ginger, Cool Grey 1, 3 and 4, Holly, Forest Green
Flowers - Grey Green, Fuchsia, Pink Carnation, Sunflower, Tulip, Yellow, Canary, Cocktail Pink, Baby Pink, Amethyst, Orchid, Arctic Blue, Azure, Gold, Lemon, Wild Cranberry, Tropical Orchid, Mulberry

Here is a closer view of the flower cart.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I do hope you will join us for the fun on The Outlawz.  It's a great place to play.  There is a different challenge for everyday of the week.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
A Vintage Journey - 2W (Vintage)- No.5 -  (W2 of 2) - Fond Memories 
Get Inky! - 2W, 2E - No.13 - (W2 of 2) - Mother's Day with Flowers 
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E - No.48 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 56 - Anything Goes 
Stampin With The Dragon - M, SIO – May - Flowers 
STAMPlorations Challenge Blog - M, 3E  - (changing to monthly challenge in January (1st Friday of the month))  May -  Stamps & Flowers 
4 Crafty Chicks - W  #193 Flowers
 4 Krafty Girlz 2W, E3 (W2 of 2) # 17 Anything Goes

Crafty Little Fairies M, 2E, C8 (May) In the Garden


Friday, May 9, 2014

Beccy's Place Guest Designer Card-Road Trip

I was chosen a while back to be a Guest Designer at Beccy's Place.  My GD spot is for May and August.  Beccy lives in Australia.   Each month she has new releases of her images.  Over the next 4 weeks, on Friday, I will be sharing the cards I have created with her image releases for May.  I used the image set 'Road Trip' for this one.  There are different images about traveling in it.  I chose the beach chair and umbrella.

Card Supplies:
5X5 Card Base
Image - Road Trip Set by Beccy Muir
Sunburst - Silhouette Image #141110 by Sarah Hurley
Promarkers used to color images:
Chair - Apple Green, Forest Green, Tan
Umbrella - Apple Green, Forest Green, Tan, Buttercup & Sunflower Yellow

Thank you for visiting with me today.  I will have another Beccy's Place card next Friday.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Sandi's Samples

Today starts the beginning of another two week challenge at TTCRD.  Sandi Huggett of Sandi's Samples is our sponsor.  Please visit Sandi's blog and see how creative she is. She has some very cute digistamps.  I love the one I used and had such a good time coloring the image and making this card.

Card Supplies:
5X7 card base
Background Paper - DCWV Black Currant
Image - Lady Kathleen from Sandi's Samples 
Oval label behind Lady Kathleen - Scalloped Oval Label from Cricut Design Space
Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - for embossing label
Flowers - Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge -Made with DCWV Black Currant Paper
Bow - Double Loop Bow using Jak Heath's method. You can find it here.
Promarkers used to color Image:
Dress - Plum, Maroon, Mulberry, Putty, Dusky Pink
Hat & Umbrella - Mulberry, Fuchsia Pink, Plum, Silver Metallic Gel pen
Gloves - Tan, Dusky Pink
Flowers - Pink Carnation, Fuchsia Pink
Leaves - Leaf Green, Forest Green
Skin - Ivory, Satin, Blush, Tropical Orchid (for lips)
Eyes - Tea Green

Here is a close up of the flowers & bow.  

I hope I will see some of your creations in this challenge.  If you haven't checked out the Through The Craft Room Door magazine, please do so.  You are in for a treat.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope you have a blessed week.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy
Challenges for this card: 
Artistic Inspirations - W, E3 - Anything Goes / Mom
 Craft-Dee BowZ - M, E3, project must have bow - (MayAnything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes 
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - 2W - (Week 2) Mother's Day 
Digi Makeover Challenge - W, SIO, must use digi - Anything Goes with digi stamp
 Eureka Stamps - W, 3E, F - Mother's Day Flowers + DT Call 
 House of Cards - 2W, C10, Monthly inspiration with weekly themes - (Week 1) Cut/Fun and/or Shabby/Vintage + Color Inspiration
Love to Create W, 3E - Flowers 
Lunagirl Moonbeams - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Vintage Mother's Day 
My Craft Spot - W, 1E - Mother's Day or Spring
 Perfectly Rustics - 2W - (Week 1) Bling, Shine & Sparkle
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - 2W, E2, SIO - (Week 2) Always Anything Goes 
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - W, cards - Mother's Day
 Through the Purple Haze - W, E3, C10 - Anything but a Square


Monday, May 5, 2014

Thank You - A2 Box Card - Silhouette Cameo

Hi Everyone - it's been a lonnnggggg time since I've been able to go in to my "HAPPY SPACE" and create something.  I had to dust everything off when I went in - no wonder I've been sneezing all day.  

I had a birthday last week and it was wonderful!  My hubby and mom gave me some money because I'm saving up for one of the new Cricut Explore machines.  You know mom got one and she LOVES it so now she's given me the fever!!

I made the card today for my boss, Jean!  I've talked about how wonderful my boss is and she truly spoiled me rotten this year for my birthday.  So in appreciation for all that she did and gave me, I made this A2 Thank You box card.  

You can download this file from the Silhouette store for $1.99, pick out your paper, load the mat and cut - then it's just a matter of assembling the parts together.  I think Jean will like it.  

Thank you for stopping by today - Mom and I appreciate your visits and your comments.  Until another day, God bless you!  Donna 

Catch The Bug - M, 3E, SIO – Anything Goes
·  Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3, C Unlim #1  Anything goes
·  Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge W, C10 #27 Anything Goes
·  Challenges 4 Everybody - M, 3E - May – Anything Goes
·  Come and Get It WUnlimited Anything Goes
·  Ditzie Digi Designs - 2W, E3 - Anything Goes (week 3)
·  Penny Black and More – M, no digis, 3E – May – Anything Goes
·  That Craft Place - 2W, 1E - Anything (week 2)


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - We Are Family

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge today is We Are Family.  We are to make a project about someone in your family; Mother's Day, A birthday, a scrapbook page about family, etc.  Our sponsor is Kadoodle Bug Designs.  They have cut files as well as digistamps.  I chose this cute little 'Spring Bluebird' to make a birthday card.  

Card Supplies:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - from Michael's.  Donna & I split a pack of Reflections paper & she took the cover.
Image - Kadoodle Bug Designs Spring Bluebird.  I cut the file with my Silhouette Cameo using the print & cut feature.  I love that feature.
Sentiment - Cricut Design Space label.  I cut & wrote the sentiment with Cricut Explore.  Love that writing feature.
Ink - for shading

I hope you will join us for this challenge this week.  We love seeing you creations.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Friday, May 2, 2014

Beccy's Place Guest Designer Card - Cruising

This is my second Monday for posting my Guest Designer cards for Beccy's Place.  The image set for this card is 'Cruising'. Do you remember cruising as a teen?  I do.  This set has some cool cars & sentiments.   Here is a link to all the designers cards using this set. 
 I chose the Volkswagen to work with.  The reason I did was my son had a blue Volkswagen as his first car when he was a teenager.  One time it was in the shop being worked on and he was driving our VW, had a wreck and totaled it.  Fortunately, he wasn't hurt (my daughter said he was too hard headed to get hurt) but we were without a car & he had his.  The irony.

Card Supplies:
A2 Card Base
Back ground paper - DCWV Blossom Song Paper Stack
Image - Volswagen from the 'Cruising Set' by Beccy Muir
Brads - Kay&Co. Metal Art Brads
Promarker's used to color image:
Pastel Blue, Denim, Cool Gray 2,3, 5

Thank you for visiting with me today.  Card 3 will be up next Monday.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Thursday, May 1, 2014


We have winner for our little contest with Beccy's Place.  Our winner is.......
terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...
Thanks for a chance to win some of Beccy's new images. I love seeing how others color them. And I like finding new-to-me blogs too!!
Terri, if you will contact Beccy via her email address I sent you, she will have your image choice on it's way to you.

Thank you to all who participated.  Thank you for your visits.  I will be away for a few days.  I have a couple of posts scheduled during that time.  God Bless You!!!!!  Peggy