Sunday, October 30, 2011


It's amazing what an adorable Sassy Cheryl "Witch and a Frog" image, a little bit of ink, some Copic markers, a frame that was on sale at Michael's and a few straggling embellishments can turn into! We just converted our screened in porch to a sunroom and have been eager to make it a place where we can gather with friends and family and show case some of our paper crafts! This will be the first piece we hang! :)


This craft project will be entered into the following challenges:

Seasons Change

One of the most gorgeous sights during this season is definitely the leaves changing. Taking long rides down winding roads that lead to no where in particular, just to take in the view of the gorgeous colors is a must do this time of year! Trying to capture those colors is nearly impossible, but it's always fun to relive the experience while you are crafting.

I tried to make clean and simple card this time, those are always a challenge for me, I tend to have a "more the merrier," and the "a big or stay home" type of attitude, so editing out all of the extras is more than difficult! :) I stamped a pretty leaf that Lisa from The Greeting Gate had given me as part of a gorgeous set, thanks Lisa! I used some Stampin' Up watercolor wonder crayons to add some color to the image and pulled some ribbon off the shelf that has just been waiting for this opportunity!

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Once Upon a Midnight Dreary...

Send me to a mall and I will be home in an hour ... Put me in an antique store or the attic of an old house and I will see you next week! I could plunder through old boxes of photos and run my hand across old baby cribs for days on end! I piece together the stories of the people in the pictures and wish the old scrub board and sewing machine could talk.

The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe, was first published in 1845. The time period and the poem itself conjure all sorts of dark and fascinating images. A few of this weeks challenges inspired me to dig out some old papers and use some black and white images that I had almost forgotten I even had. 


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Save That Dance

On the Friday before Halloween my Grandparents host an annual weenie roast. The weenie roast is always a blast ... more about that on another post! :) BUT.... before the weenie roast my Grandmother insists on having her Christmas tree put up! So every year, in mid October, the faithful children,  grandchildren, in laws and even a few out laws head to the home of Evelyn and Bill Blanton to deck the halls!

One of the first things to happen is that we turn on the Christmas Carols and try to dig out our Christmas spirit. Blue Christmas by Elvis is always the one song that is saved until my auntie Marilyn and uncle Bob arrive. They weren't able to make the tree trimming this year so when the time comes near and I am decorating my own tree I will turn up the music.... and save the dance! 


I colored this precious Mo Manning digital stamp, "Urchin with a Bird", with my Copic markers.

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Another Silly Halloween Card

So I don't do spooky very well! :) "The Count" and "Trixie" from the Simply Betty digital stamp collection looks like a match made in .... well... not heaven!  I thought they were both adorable and fun images and fitting for the last few cards we will have time to make before Halloween. I colored them both with Prisma colored pencils and used my wonderful Xyron to make sure everything stayed in place!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Head First... In Hot Water!

It is nice to know that I am not the only one with this problem! :) I can end up head first in hot water in what seems like 2 seconds flat... A record time, I' m sure!

Looks to me like this wicked little witchy ended up bloomers in the air due to a miscalculation and perhaps her batty "friend!"


I colored this awesome LaPashe digital stamp, "Head over Heels," with my Prisma colored pencils and of course my Xyron machine holds every thing together amazingly!

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Story Time

When I was a little girl, one year for Christmas, my Aunt Charlotte bought me a huge box of Golden Books! It was probably one of my favorite gifts ever! The two books I remember most from the set are, "The Pokey Little Puppy" and "The Tawny Scrawny Lion." I am sure that the books themselves weren't nearly as important as just getting to crawl up into mom's lap and snuggle and listen to her voice.


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Pink World

Every where I look this month I see pink! Pink bracelets, pink bumper stickers, pink socks, pink tee shirts, pink hats, pink! I love it! Yes the color is gorgeous ... but thats not all it is. I hope that every woman, every time she sees pink thinks to herself, "Gotta check my boobs!" If raising awareness of breast cancer means coloring the world pink, then by all means ladies ... Let's live in a PINK WORLD! Let's dress our husbands and partners in pink shirts and put pink diapers on our babies! Let's drive pink cars and grow pink flowers ... go in pink restaurants and sit in pink chairs and sip pink drinks! It's a pink world!
I gotta go check my boobies!


This card is dedicated to my brave and wonderful sister-in-law Marianne Sevy
Fighter extraordinaire and SURVIVOR! I love you!

This stamp is "Nurse" by Mo Manning. I colored her with my Copic markers and
 adhered everything in place with my Xyron. 

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Under Your Spell

Las Vegas on Halloween was A - MAY -  ZING! We aren't party girls by any stretch of the imagination but last year when we went to Vegas during this time of year, the clubs were bustling with painted and costumed party goers!

Witches, goblins, the Flint Stones, Sponge Bob, Edward Scissor Hands, Beetle Juice ... you name it... we saw it! We would find the slot machines near the entrance of the club hosting that night's costume contest and would sit and watch as the line grew longer and longer with everything from spooky to adorable! 

This little "Witchy Girl" by Whimsie Doodles looks like she could be standing right in line at the MGM! Wish I were there right now! :) I colored her with some Prisma colored pencils and used my Xyron to make sure everything stayed in place. I made the card last night at a crop held at a local store called The Paper Trail.  If you are in the area be sure to stop by and say hello!


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Saturday, October 22, 2011


The Tuesday Trigger: Finesse the Dress over at Moxie Fab World had me falling considering all the fabulocity of this beautiful turquoise!


Oh to be able to fit into this little number! :)

I used a stamp from The Stamping Boutique called "Princess Jennifer Latte, The Witch". I colored the image with my Prisma Colored pencils and placed everything on my card
 using my handy dandy Xyron maching. 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Let it Snow

I know... I know...
It's only October and I am already dreaming of snow! :)

I tried a new technique with this card, I did that thing where you ink up the embossing folder and rolled it through my handy machine and voila! Not too shabby! I had to resist the temptation to add a million and one other things! :) I did add just a little of those mega cool clear beads on a few of the flakes hoping it would make them pop out a bit. My Xyron machine came in extra handy!


I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Halloween Cheese

I am not above a cheesy joke or a cheesy card! :) 
Whatever makes a friend smile! 

These cute digi stamps are Whimsie Doodles, "Hootenannies."
I colored them with Prisma colored pencils and used my 
fancy schmancy Xyron to make sure everything 
was adhered safely and just where I wanted it.

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Danny Zuko!

"Tell me more ... Tell me more...
Like does he have a car??
uh huh
ta do 
uh huh
to do
uh huh
ta do
uh huh"

This little "Biker Babe" from Mo Manning looks like he is headed straight for Grease! (or prison) :)
I love Grease! Nothing better than coloring this cutie pie with Copic markers and blasting the Grease soundtrack for some inspiration! My Xyron was my hero for putting this card together!


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Monday, October 17, 2011


I won a $10 voucher in a challenge to the Quixotic Paperie store.  They had so much to choose from that it was so hard to decide! This is one of the stamps that I ordered.

It's all about the beanie! This Simply Gorjuss stamp, "Toadstool" is so freakin' awesome! It should be about the toadstools... but I cut them out after I stamped the image... to me ... it really is ... all about the beanie! :)

I colored her with Prisma colored pencils. I also made things super easy and efficient with my handy dandy Xyron machine!


A Woman's Work...


A woman will till the field, plant the seeds, water, tend the crop, reap the harvest, take home the pumpkin and then make it a pie ... All while whistling a tune with a genuine smile and easy laugh!

This adorable stamp is a Magnolia called, "Garden Tilda." I colored her with my Copic markers. The cute paper flower was a make and take project that we created at a local store, "The Paper Trail." The owner also has an online store, so be sure and visit her at The Paper Trail Makers. I used my fantastic Xyron to adhere my images.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Color Me Creative Guest Designer!!

Hi everyone!  I am super excited about this post.  I have been invited to be a Guest Designer over at Suzanne Dean’s Color Me Creative part of the world.  What an honor it is to have one of my projects posted along with the magnificent creations from the fabulous design team.  Did I mention that I was excited?  thrilled?  honored?  excited?  on cloud nine?


Ok… back to the challenge.  Color Me Creative is having a “Halloween theme or colors” challenge.  I love Halloween and the beautiful colors that accompany the Fall season so this is the perfect time to open the windows, put on some good ‘ole 70’s music, and pull out my browns, oranges, purples, greens, and cream colors.  

For this project, I have created a double slider card.   I learned this technique about 2 years ago while attending a class at one of the local craft stores here in Fayetteville.  There are several videos/tutorials on how to make them and I just adjusted mine to fit my images.

Below you will find the ingredients to my Halloween concoction.

Whimsie Doodle “Pushing Daisies”
·            Ground:  E44, E47, E49
·            Tombstone:  W1, W3, W5, W7
·            Wooden cross:  E21, E23, E25, E29
·            Flowers:  R32, R35
·           Leaves:  YG61, YG63

Whimsie Doodle “Frankie”
·            Skin:  YG61, YG63, YG67
·            Hair:  N0, N2, N4, N6, C5, C7, C9, colorless blender
·            Shirt:  E41, E42, E43
·            Tie:  YR02, YR04, YR09
·            Vest:  V12, V15, V17
·            Jeans:  B93, B95, B97, B99
·            Shoes:  E31, E33, E35, E37

Whimsie Doodle “Frankie’s Girl”
·            Skin:  YG61, YG63, YG67
·            Hair:  C5, C7, C9, colorless blender
·           Dress:  E41, E42, E43

PaperTrey Ink  cardstock (vintage cream, orange zest, & plum pudding)
My Minds Eye “Halloween” collection designer paper
PaperTrey Ink 2009 Halloween Tags stamp set
Mementos Tuxedo Black ink
PaperTrey Ink Vintage Cream
Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter (brown)
Stickles (Silver, Yellow)
Glossy accents
Thank you all for stopping by and sharing in my excitement!  I would like to send a special thank you to Charlene Randall and DTs for giving me my very first Guest Designer opportunity at Color Me Creative.  Please make sure you stop by the Color Me Creative Classroom and submit your projects for this “Halloween theme/color” challenge.  You will also find all sorts of online classes, resources, a gallery full of talent, and all the support and encouragement a crafter could ask for.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friendship In Bloom

Friendships don't just happen. There is a seed dropped underneath the earth where no one can see it, the sun shines, the rain falls, and then you wait patiently. More sunshine, more rain and more patient waiting! Then there is a sprout. The excitement of seeing something that came from what you had almost forgotten about. The sprout becomes a full blown plant or flower or shrub or tree. It's yours for life..... if you take care of it. If you weed and water and protect it from the storms, it's yours forever and even after that. That's how friendship grows, and it's yours forever, if you take care of it. 


This stamp is a Magnolia called, "Watercan Tilda." I colored her with my Copic markers and it was my first time trying to use the Scandinavian style of coloring. 

I will be entering the card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ladies... Check Your Hooters!

Women SURVIVE breast cancer because they check their hooters! 
My sister-in-law, Marianne Sevy, is a survivor! 
She has fought and won not once but TWICE! 
She is now fighting her third battle with cancer! If you are reading this, 
please say a prayer or spend a quiet moment sending her positive thoughts! 

This is Marianne and my beautiful niece Laurel.
Click on Marianne's name to read more and to find out how you can help out in her fight.

 Check your HOOTERS! 

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