Friday, December 26, 2014

All Wrapped Up

Hello My Dear Sweet Friends

How was your Christmas?  

Everything was amazing here at home.  My daughter cooked an amazing dinner and it was so wonderful being able to spend some quite time with my family.  

Today I am sharing a card I made for the Freebie Progressive Challenge over at OutLawz.  I can't remember the last time I was able to join in a challenge over there and it was so much fun to create this card.  

This digital image is from Simply Betty (love her images) and she was gracious and kind enough to sponsor and give us this image free to join in the challenge.  Isn't she amazing??  

I colored her with Copics and I have a list of all the colors I used some where in my bedroom.  As soon as I find it I will post the information.  

As a progressive challenge you can join in and receive a free image from the sponsoring designer.  If you use the image and join in the challenge you will automatically receive the next months free image by email.  And it just continues month to month and there are some great prizes.  All you need to do is visit The OutLawz and sign up.  Here's the link:

Freebie Progressive Challenge

I also made a few more cards that I will be sharing soon.  

Thanks for stopping by and saying hello - I really appreciate it.

With hugs and smiles

Friday, December 19, 2014

Birds and Butterflies

Hello My Dear Sweet Friends

I sure hope you are getting some rest (I know I need it) and time to be a little creative.  Personally I've been so tired I haven't had a whole lot of time to do very much.

Today I am sharing the card I created with a gorgeous image from Ching-Chou Kuik.  Oh my goodness I love love love her images.  I have numerous rubber stamps from her but this is my first digital and it definitely won't be my last.  

It was so much fun to just play with different copic colors and this is my final creation.  I sure hope you join in the challenge with Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.  The Design Team has some great inspiration this week so I hope you will check each of their blogs as well.

  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

With hugs and smiles

DT Creative Fingers

Thursday, December 18, 2014

One Stencil and a Bird House

Happy Thursday My Dear Sweet Friends

Oh my goodness - I still can't believe Christmas is just around the corner.  Do you have your Christmas shopping done??  D


You already know I love this 15 minute speed challenge and this project is no exception (well almost).  In all honesty - I really really didn't want to do this challenge (and yet, I found it challenging).  Wow, a challenging challenge!! But anyway here is my finished project and I will share the process a little further down.  

Okay, I have a confession to make.  Yes, a real honest to goodness confession.

((((((((((I don't remember the last time I used a stencil))))))).  
(((((((((((I am not even sure I have ever used one)))))))).  

I have quite the collection but haven't really taken the time to jump in and play with them (and found them a little out of my comfort zone).  And that is why I was a little worried about this challenge but I wanted to keep my team commitment.  So once again I had no choice but to jump into the dark void and see what's waiting on the other side.  

And so I looked and looked and looked until I couldn't stand the thought of looking one more second but couldn't find my bag of stencils to save my life.  Now I was totally freaking out wondering what I was going to do.  I finally remembered I had found a 12" x 12" bin in the garage that had some old templates in it.  (LIGHT BULB Moment).  It was actually a template for creating designs on the front of cards but I decided to use it as a stencil.  In the photo below you can see the items I used to create this birdhouse.  Tomorrow I will take a photo of just the template and add it to this post.

I used Tim Holz alcohol inks (Espresso and Cranberry) and made the checker board shape pattern on the front of the house shape chipboard.  I held the template down with my left hand while I inked with my right.  (Yes, my hands were covered in ink)  I wish I had taken a quick photo of what the front of the house looked like but totally spaced on that idea until it was to late.  Next I:

Cut the roof off an extra chipboard shape house and covered it in lace.
I then attached it to the front of the first house with some glue.
Added the bird sticker to the round piece of chipboard that I had also inked with Tim Holz alcohol ink in espresso.  
Used pop up dots to attach that to the front of the first house.  
Added a couple rows of lace, rhinestones and a big brown flower and I was DONE.  I know it sounds like this was a very quick project but it really wasn't.  It was full of obstacles the entire time.  I was almost in tears.  It is now 9:20 PM on Wednesday night and I am exhausted and just want to crawl under the covers.  So, my dear friends - this is the reader's condensed version of the process.  And you can see below just how little time I had left.  And last but not least - as I was putting all my supplies away - GUESS WHAT I FOUND???

This is the final Speed Challenge for 2014.  I hope you will join in.  The Design Team has some great projects and I hope you will check out each of their blogs as well.  

And for those of you that have read through this whole post - I have a little surprise for you.  If you can "GUESS" what I found when I was putting all my craft supplies away today (see reference above) I will add your name to a drawing for a sweet treat (and its not candy candy) and mail it to the winner.  Just leave your "guess" in the comments.

Have a great day!!  Thanks for visiting me today - I really appreciate it.

With hugs and smiles

DT - The Speed Craft Challenge

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"A Star is Born"

Happy Happy Friday My Dear Friends

I am actually writing this on Thursday evening at 8:30 PM (Pacific Time).  I sure hope your evening is going better than mine has.  We had a major wind storm and it knocked out the power for more than half the city.  Luckily the power is back on for us now but not so for neighborhoods close by.  

I ended up taking quite a fall and tumble over the doggie fence and am having a hard time typing this post and walking.  There's not a place of me that does not hurt. So this post is going to be short and sweet so I can crawl under the covers and hopefully wake up feeling better tomorrow. 

It's time for the Sister Act Challenge and I am using an image by "All Dressed Up".  He's so CUTE!!  And of course the little sheep is too.  I used my Copics and created this card.  The DT has some great cards this week and I hope you will check out their blogs and join in the challenge.

Sweet Dreams, Good Morning or Good Evening - depending on when you are ready this post.  (LOL)

With hugs and smiles

Laine K
DT - Sister Act

Monday, December 8, 2014

Festive and Pretty in Pink

Happy Happy Monday My Sweet Sweet Friends

How was your weekend??  Did you get the shopping done you had hoped?  Did you get to make the Christmas cards you wanted to get done?  

Well I have my Not Just Cards Design Team hat on.  And I am sharing the card I made using one of Aurora Wings sweet images.  

What is it about these images that make them so adorable?  Their cute faces surrounded by all the beautiful leaves?  I just love using my copics (I guess I do say that a lot - sorry) on these sweet images.  Oh my goodness I need a copic intervention!!

I just love bringing them to life and using not always traditional colors.  I  guess it brings new meaning to loving my fruits and vegetables.  I do, I do and I do!! If I could afford to buy all of them I would - and now I find myself wondering how long it would take to color them if I had all of them all?  I don't even want to go there - it expands my brain to much.  LOL 

Oh my goodness - my honey is laughing at me because he says my face is aglow, my eyes are sparkly, my smile fills the room and I am drooling all over my laptop and its all because I am looking at all the different creations by Mitzi-Sato-Wiuff.  Looks like I went off on another tangent.  My bad!!

I used Holiday Sprite  and used Pinks and Greens again.  Oh no, I think I am using this color combination to much lately.  Does that mean I really am addicted to PINK?????  Do I need to go to a Pink 12-step group?  I think I will make that a rhetorical question because I may not want to hear your replies.  

So dear friends I hope you will join in the Not Just Cards challenge and check out the great designs by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some love.  Today is my day to get caught up on leaving my love all over your blogs.  Getting sick really put me behind.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs and smiles

PS - If you see any typos in this post please let me know - my beloved Moxie walked across my laptop and was adding her own two sense.  I hoped I found them all but don't know for sure and my eyes hurt from being crossed for so long searching and searching for the added doggie words.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Creative Fingers Challenge with Polka Doodles

Happy Happy Friday My Dear Sweet Friends

Oh my goodness Christmas is right around the corner. Are you ready??  Not me, not me!!!

I have my Creative Fingers Design Team hat on today.  Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Polka Doodles and I have used an adorable image called Hollybobs.  I hope you will hop on over and join in this weeks challenge.

With hugs and smiles

DT Creative Fingers

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Butterflies and the Power of 15 Minutes

Happy Thursday My Dear Sweet Friends

Boy oh boy is it cold in Vancouver, WA.  I am not ready for winter - that's for sure?  I don't really tolerate the cold anymore - it really makes my fibromyalgia pain even worse (which is hard for me to even imagine as possible).

How has the weather been for you? Warm and sunny?  Cold and rainy??

Its time for the next Speed Challenge and this one is all about Butterflies.  Yep, no such thing as to many Butterflies for me.  Funny part is I did this challenge around November 22nd and I had to wait to share this post.  That's the power of scheduling the post ahead of time (most of it anyway).  So before I get into the specifics of this project I thought I would show you a photo of the finished project.

I have been wanting to make my own set of butterfly coasters and thought it would be a quick easy project for this challenge.  And in my mind its a perfect match.     

Plastic Table Cloth (check)
Paper Trimmer (check)
Brayer (check)
Mod Podge (check)
Pattern Cardstock (check)
Tiles (check)
Foam Brush (check)
Stop Watch (check)
Hand Sander (check) - just not in photo
Hubby says: "Ready, set, GO!!!

And then it happened - can you guess what it is??

(Fingers repeatedly tap tapping on my counter top)

Well you guessed it:

The entire process went without a hitch and you can see the time I had remaining below. 

Ooops I lied (not intentionally) there was a little glitch when my hubby had a trigger finger on the stop watch button and pressed it a few moments to early and had to restart it.  (Big SMILE)

To create these coasters all I had to do was find the butterflies I wanted to use and then cut the cardstock (it was from BoBunny - one of my number one favorite paper lines).  
Cut four pieces into 4" x 4" 
Used mod podge to seal the cardstock to the tiles.
Used brayer to help get out the air bubbles.
Added top coat of mod podge.  
Used my secret technique.
After sealing all four tiles I added another top coat.
Used my secret technique.
Walla - Coasters done.

I finally have my own set of butterfly coasters and I love them.  It was still an easy project but it took almost the entire 15 minutes to get them all done.  

And so my dear friends - I hope, really really hope you will consider joining in this Butterfly theme Speed Challenge.  It's fun - lots of fun!

It's okay to put aside 15 minutes to create something that is quick and easy and then enjoy all the joy when the project is complete.  And you never know - you might be able to cross one gift off your Christmas list.  And of course, please come and share your fabulous creation with us.  

The DT has created some amazing projects to help with getting your creative juices flowing.  We can't wait to see what you create!!!

With love, hugs and smiles

DT - Speed Challenge

(P.S. - I must confess before starting this project I was stressed and tired but decided to do it anyway and at the end I was smiling and relaxed).  
Thanks BoBunny.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Altered Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornaments

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

How was your weekend?  I haven't been feeling well and am still in bed resting.  Luckily I can work from bed from time to time and its a good thing because I have so much to share today.  Actually as you will soon discover I will be making some wonderful announcements as well as having numerous posts going live today.

Once again I am sharing an altered project I made as my first Design Team Project for the Altered Eclectic Challenge Blog.  Yep, twin challenges by Elaine and twice the fun.  For this project I wanted to make some Christmas ornaments.  So I gathered a handful of recycled corks and started adding some different types of lace, rhinestones, beads, charms and whatever else I could find.  And I think my favorite is the bling yarn I used so create the strings so I can hang them from the Christmas tree.  To me it was like the icing on the cake.  

The biggest challenge was in photographing them especially with the darker and colder weather. I really like them 

Looking forward to seeing you over at the Altered Eclectic Challenge Blog.  It's a month long challenge and there is plenty of time to get a little something something made.  I know, I know easy to say at this time of year.  There are a lot of new DT members (including yours truly) and lots of pretty stuff to see from the new DT as well as the seasoned DT members.

Thanks again for stopping by to say HELLO and I really appreciate it.  Have a fabulous Monday!!

With hugs and smiles

Laine K 
DT - Altered Eclectic

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

How was your weekend??  Did you get some Christmas shopping done?  I have been in bed and not feeling well and working on getting my DT projects completed.  Today is going to be interesting because as you will see - I will have a total of three posts overall.  You see, I have some exciting news to share and I need to share in bits and pieces.  

First of all today I am sharing my first project I have made for my first DT project with Eclectic Ellapu and its so exciting.  I am really looking forward to being a part of this DT and for those of you that don't know - it's a month long challenge so there is plenty of time to create something and share it with us this month (December).

I am part of the "Purple Team" and our challenge was to create anything with a Christmas theme except a card.  Well, I decided to alter just one of the many 12" x 12" floor tiles we found at a garage sale in Medford many many moons ago.  However, I am going to show you the "after photos" before I show you the "before photos".  

I used large napkins and decoupaged them to the front of the tile.  I thought it would be an easy project.  I was wrong.  Truth be told there are many layers under the top layer but it was still fun to make.  Once I got the front finished I added the polka dot ribbon and then added two more coats of Mod Podge, and then glued four children's blocks (in different colors) for the feet.   By the way this made a great hot plate 

And shown below are the front and back of the floor tiles.  I am bound and determined to make something wonderful and useful out of each one.  I know it will take a while but it will happen and I will share some of them along the way.

Thanks for stopping by and I truly hope you will join in this challenge.  There are a lot of new DT members and as a group there are a lot of beautiful creations on the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog.  Hope to see you over there.

Hugs and smiles

DT Eclectic Ellapu

Friday, November 28, 2014

Eggbert Christmas

Happy Happy Friday My Dear Sweet Friends

How was your Thanksgiving Day?  Did you go out and do any shopping today??  My Thanksgiving was fabulous - my daughter fixed the best dinner.  This was my first time having cornbread stuffing and it was decadently delicious.  I am not a big fan of corn bread but the stuffing was really good.  My taste buds are going crazy just typing about it.  I told her it was the best Turkey Dinner I can remember - and that includes my own cooking.  

Well its time for another Sister Act Card Challenge and our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  I used "Eggbert Christmas" and I am still head over heels for this little guy.  I will explain more in another post about Eggbert.  I colored him with my copics and wanted him to be the center of attention so I made a clean and simple card.  I used some puff snow (with my heating gun) around the brim and the ball at the end of his hat.  

So come on over and join in this weeks challenge with us.  Looking forward to what you create.

With hugs and smiles

DT - Sister Act

Monday, November 24, 2014


Well it's me again My Dear Sweet Friends 

Yep, this is my second post for today.  I currently have my Not Just Cards DT hat on and we have three amazing sponsors this week:

I have included the links above and there is more information on the NJC Challenge Blog.  

For this project I decided to alter a small notebook I have had laying around for a while and calling my name.  I used an image called "Love Blocks" - "Love Conquers All".  I love all the butterflies and the sweet sentiment just says it all as far as I am concerned.  And no project is complete without some bling bling and more bling.

The DT has some great projects this week and I hope you will join in the challenge and visit all the wonderful DT blogs.

Have a blessed day!!

With hugs and smiles

DT - NJC - Not Just Cards

Sunday, November 23, 2014

"Pink and Silver" Christmas - FItzTown

Hello my Dear Sweet Friends

Happy Happy Monday!!  I hope your weekend was wonderful.  I did manage to get several projects created this past weekend.  I will be sharing them later in the week and some at the beginning of December with a couple of surprises thrown in.  It's all a mystery for now except for the 

Today I am sharing the card I made as a new CT member for the Fitztown.  Yep, I am excited to be a part of this wonderful group of ladies.  

Challenge #63 is all about "Pink and Silver Christmas".   

I used an image called:  "Winter Bird #   and just fell in love with her sweet face.  Of course, pink being my favorite color I couldn't wait to start coloring her.  I also added some stickles around the brim of her hat, the cuff of her mittens and the pom pom on top of her hat.  I had some 1/4" shimmery velvet ribbon that I was finally able to use and just created a velvety border around the image.  

There are some gorgeous cards from the CT and it makes me smile even more because there is a lot of pink pink pink over there.  So come on over and join us in this challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create.

I used the following Copic Colors:

C0, C1, C3, YG03, YG06, YG13, R81, R83, R85, YR23, YR24

Have a great Monday!!

Hugs and smiles
CT Fitztown

Friday, November 21, 2014

Odd Ball Arts Challenge

Well it's me again my Dear Sweet Friends -

This morning I am wearing my Creative Fingers Design Team hat. And this challenge #57 is Anything Goes.

It was fun creating this card for the challenge and using one of the adorable Oddball Arts Images.  Oh my - I would be coloring 24/7 if I had all the adorable images I would want to create with.  So many digi's but so little time.  

I used the image called:  

Big Eye Girl Eve Has Something To Say Image No. 127 

This big eye girl was such a hoot to color with my Copics.  It took numerous attempts with the Copic coloring but I am pretty happy with the final card.  

So my dear friends I hope you will join in the challenge and who knows you could be the next challenge winner.  The link to the Creative Fingers Blog is listed above.  There are also some beautiful cards created by the Design Team and you may notice we used various paperclip on our cards.  It would be great if you would stop by, say hello and enter the challenge.

Have a blessed day!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Avenue 613

With hugs and smiles

DT Creative Fingers

Thursday, November 20, 2014

"All Dressed Up'

Happy Happy Friday My Dear Sweet Friends

Yay - It's almost the weekend and I am so looking forward to it.   My hubby and I have some big plans to get a lot of craft projects done this weekend.  What are your plans??  Christmas shopping?  Thanksgiving food shopping?  Creating something special??

Today I am sharing my DT project with Sister Act using an image from "All Dressed Up".  They are of course our sponsor for this challenge.  Oh, I think the images are so cute and adorable.  I used my copics to color this little cutie.  Once again I put my copics back in the tote before writing down the colors I used.  So frustrating and hopefully won't do that again.  Silly me!!  

Winner will receive two digital images.  

So come on over to Sister Act and join in the challenge. The link is listed above.  It will be great to see what you create for this challenge.  There is some great inspiration from the DT as well.  

Have a great weekend!!

And I am entering her in the following challenges:

Avenue 613

Hugs and smiles

DT Sister Act

Speed Challenge - The Power of "HOPE"

Happy Happy Thursday my Dear Sweet Friends

Oh my goodness - Thanksgiving is a week away which also means Christmas is around the corner.  Have you done your Thanksgiving shopping yet?  Christmas??  I haven't even started mine.  

Today I sharing my Design Team project with Speed Challenge.  As you already know I am a huge fan of this challenge as it helps me to just jump in and enjoy the process.  I have a tendency to way over-think at times (especially with my crafting) and this has begun to change with each challenge - and I love it!!  

For this challenge I wanted to alter an altoid tin.  I have been wanting to have a pretty altered tin as a special place to hold some of my favorite quotes and scriptures.  My other goal is to complete and decorate one small page each day until all the pages are full.  I will carry it in my purse to pull out whenever I need something positive to remind me everything will be okay.

I gathered my supplies (see above photo).  I have collected a lot of magazines over the years (I won't admit to how many I have) but I am finally using some of the gorgeous artwork inside of them to create some of my personal projects.  

I must confess it's quite frightening to actually tear a page out of some of these craft magazines.  To me, it's like tearing the Mona Lisa into little pieces and tossing the left overs away.  I know - rather dramatic but it's how I feel.  And then I realized its really a great way to take something I admire and think is beautiful and create something special from it.  So, the first tearing page out was the hardest but I am hopeful it will continue to get easier.  I sure would love to have a lot more projects completed than a stack of magazines getting higher and higher in the corner.

Anyway - for this challenge I tore some of the page into several pieces.  I sanded the top and bottom of the tin so the paper would adhere better.  I used Mod Podge to seal the paper to the tin.  I had to work pretty fast so I wouldn't have a lot of wrinkles in it (the paper was so thin).  I was so excited - I thought I was going to finish this project in record time.  However - that turned out to be incorrect.  Then I:

*Let glue dry for few moments.  
*Flipped over & did same to bottom.  
Problem created - 
*Most of my fingers on left hand were getting stuck to front and back of tin.  
Not GOOD!!
Got fingers unstuck and added another top coat of Mod Podge.
Had to wash my hands to get pieces of glued on magazine page off my fingers.

(bottom of tin)

*Lightly sanded around outside edges for a cleaner look.
*Used super tacky tape to adhere blue/silver ribbon around the bottom edge.
*Added bling around some of the top edges.
*Added blue flower.
* Added bead stick pin.
I thought WOW this is great I am almost done.
It's only been 6 minutes 5 seconds.
Stinkin thinkin again.

What I wasn't counting on was how long and/or how many attempts it would take me to create the little album that goes inside.  

It took over four attempts to finally get the pages cut, scored evenly and added to the tin.  It was unbelievable and frustrating something so easy was taking so much time.  And yes, the clock was tick ticking away.  And the photo below shows just how much time it took to finish this challenge.

I was really happy I had already added the stick pin.

So here is my completed Speed Challenge project.  As I mentioned earlier I am going to create one page a day until the pages are done on both sides.  I will share an updated photo once the entire project is complete.

I really really hope you will join in our challenge this week.  We have a wonderful new sponsor joining us.  You can find out more information as well as see the other design team projects.  All it takes is 15 minutes and your project is done.  Yes - it really is possible.  You just have to be willing to jump into the deep end and trust you will float.

Thanks for stopping by - I really appreciate it as well as your sweet comments (or not so sweet comments if the situation arises).  Hopefully NOT.

Have a wonderful day!!  I can't wait to see what you create and I will be looking at all of them.

With hugs and smiles
Laine K

I am also entering this project into the following challenges:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Material Girl - Altered Frame (Magnetic Board)

There is also a GDT and DT call at Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.  There is more information on the website.

Hello my Dear Sweet Friends -

I am so incredibly excited to share this project with you today.  I had so much fun creating this altered picture frame.  I created this project for CS Designs for the current challenge called: "Material Girl" at Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.  

The irony is the more I kept working on it the more ideas I kept having.  Which I have discovered can be a good thing and not such a good thing.  From the beginning I wanted to use fabric as part of my design which I will share more about a little further down this post.  What I have just realized is that I didn't take a photo of the frame that I have altered for this project. (My bad).  It was a 12" x 12" frame I found at a thrift store several months ago.  I also wanted to use fabric (material girl - hint hint) instead of coloring in most of the digital designs from CS Designs.  I love every one of them. 

To reinforce the fabric I used cardstock as the backing. And this also means I did a lot of paper piecing.  There was so much cutting I was getting cramps in my right hand (but its back to normal now).  The quote and the rulers are cardstock - everything else is fabric.  And its fabric I have been holding on to for quite a while and I wanted a Shabby Chic sort of feel to the whole piece. The stretch lace I won during a blog challenge and just love it.

All the buttons shown are from a huge vintage find at an Estate Sale.

The flowers I had used on a prior project that was destroyed by my friends dog however the flowers you see are the ones I managed to salvage.

You can see I also added two paper doily hearts that I was lucky enough to find at another estate sale.  I know they aren't vintage but it was fun finding them anyway.  I added lace around the border of the frame to make it look more like looking through a window into a sewing room.  

I also took three old vintage buttons to make the magnets but you guessed it - I forgot to take photos of those but will add them to my blog post.  My biggest challenge was getting some decent photos - the weather has been horrible as well as the lighting.  I  think it's time to get my portable light box created so I can shoot photos inside (I really like using natural light).  

I hope you are inspired by the design teams projects to enter the challenge this week and it is Anything Goes - as long as you recycle something.  I also hope you will visit their blogs.  I can't wait to see what you have created.   Here's the link to the challenge blog:

Hugs and smiles


I have also decided I am just going to use this as a decorative piece in my craft room rather than a magnetic board when Mark and I get our own place.  

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Warm in Winter

Happy Happy Happy Friday My Dear Sweet Friends

It is so cold here - we actually have had a little snow (just flakes) today but its just to cold for me.  And winter hasn't even begun yet.  How are you this Friday??

Today I am sharing the card I made for the Sister Act Card Challenge.  It's fun being a part of this Design Team because it actually helps me take the time to make a few greeting cards.  I probably should start making my Christmas cards but haven't had been able to yet.

For this card I used an image from "A Day for Daisies" called Warm in Winter - and I think this little bird is just to cute.  I paper pieced the bird and colored with my Copics.  I just had to add some snow - so used some dimensional puff and used my heating gun to puff it up.  I am happy to see he is a happy little bird with a full belly eating all those berries.

The Design Team has some great cards to share this week and I hope you will go visit the Sister Act Challenge Blog as well as join in the challenge.  

Thanks so much for stopping by - I always appreciate it and it means so much to me.  Have a great weekend!!  

I have been working on some new projects and can't wait to share them with you a little later this week.  

With hugs and smiles

Monday, November 10, 2014

Autumn Blessings & Billy Golden Bells Elf

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

I sure hope you had a wonderful weekend.  It was absolutely gorgeous here but now the temperatures will start dropping to the low 30's starting on Wednesday.  Yikes - I am not really looking forward to that.

I have a two creations to share with you for this weeks challenge at Not Just Cards.  

We have two amazing sponsors this week:

First we have StampArt Design by Kathryne called "Autumn Blessings" with WhimsyStamps.  Such a beautiful and sweet image.  

StampArt Designs by Kathryn

I am entering this card into the 613 Avenue Create Challenge

And our next amazing sponsor is Rick St. Dennis

I used the Billy Golden Bells Elf and decided to create an altered small composition book.  Gosh - I think he is such a cutie and was so much fun to color with my copics.  Rick St Dennis Etsy Shop.  It is so much fun to look through his Etsy Shop - he has such a wide range of designs and I think they unique, interesting and very imaginative.  

I am also entering this Small Altered Composition Book into the 
613 Avenue Create Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by and I really hope you will join in this challenge.  Here's the link:  Not Just Cards Challenge Blog. I look forward to seeing your creations.  And please check out the DT blogs - you will find some amazing inspiration this week.

With hugs and smiles
DT - Not Just Cards