Dec 17, 2014

WW #137 Happy Creepy Christmas

Challenge: #137 Happy Creepy Holidays
Sponsor: Delicious Doodles
Image: Holly Sugar Skull

This was one of those times that I really had to challenge myself to make this ATC and was more than happy when it was finished. For some reason I keep trying to use the color purple on ATC's and beause purple is my least favorite color....I keep thinking I can figure out how to use it. The image was colored with Copics and outlined with BV02. I used BV00 to color the entired ATC background. A Christmas border, rhinestones, and acrylic JOY were added. The finished look is nice but not very creepy.

If you check out the Wicked Wednesday blog you can see some creatively creepy ATCs by my teamies...such a talented group of girls who put their own spin on every challenge.  You can link your ATC projects HERE, just make sure it's uploaded by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening.

Christmas is fast approaching! Tomorrow we are going to get our daughter at's a 10 hour round trip which makes for a long day, especially since it gets dark so early. It'll be nice to have her home for winter break. When she was home for Thanksgiving I asked her to draw our Christmas card this year....she used a "stylized" style and did our entire family portrait on her laptop. She sent me a copy and I said to my hubs, "this doesn't look anything like us, yet it freakishly looks like us!" I LOVE this card, not only because I look 20 years younger, but we have shoulders like linebackers, and most of us are armless. Check out the matching sweaters!

Happy Wednesday, the days will be getting longer soon!

Dec 10, 2014

WW #136 Happy Holidays

Sponsor: A Day for Daisies
Image: Christmas Tree Fairy

I have to tell you...I absolutely adore this image and found her so much fun to color (with Copics of course!) After outlining her with BG10, the stars were stenciled with Gelatos and the snowflakes were stamped in Momento London Fog and the edges were inked in Weathered Wood DI. A white gel pen was used to outline and splatter, and her wings were Stickle-fied. The sentiment and star stamps are both from Recollections.

What a fun challenge at Wicked Wednesday, we'd love to have you join us! This challenge runs through next Tuesday evening, 7:00 pm EST. Feel free to click HERE to link your ATC and to check out what my teamies came up with....they always make me say, "I wish I had thought of that!"

A Random Fan: #20 Christmas
My Sheri Crafts: #147 Oh Christmas Tree
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes Dec 9-15

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your busy list isn't keeping you too busy and you're finding the time to enjoy a few highlights of the season, 
Happy Wednesday!

Dec 9, 2014

Some good news....

A little good news is happening here at Being-Craft-De ... I'm super excited to be joining the Loves Rubberstamps DT for a 4 month gig starting January 1st. Not only am I looking forward to creating projects with their numerous products and images, but I'm thrilled that my mojo is finally coming back after its year long hiatus. Can you give me a WOOT WOOT!!

Here are a few Loves Rubberstamps sites you'll want to bookmark:

On-line store, where you can buy all the awesome products that the DT showcases:

Go to the Store 

Inspiration Blog that hosts a weekly blog hop:

Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges

Challenge Blog that hosts a weekly challenge:

Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges

I hope you'll follow me on this new venture and you'll join the weekly challenges that Loves Rubberstamps posts. The challenges are always fun and the prizes are pretty good too!

Such a nice way to start the new year,
happy Tuesday!

Dec 4, 2014

WW #135 You're a Star

Challenge: #135 You're a Star
Sponsor: Kenny K
Image: City Star Christmas

The image was colored with Copics, outlined with a white gel pen, then outlined again with a black Sharpie. The red and pink stripes were hand drawn, then pink acrylic paint was smudged around the edges. Chipboard stars and a star stencil were used to add to the star theme....along with a touch of glitter.

There's plenty of time to get your craft on and join us in this fun challenge at Wicked Wednesday, feel free to link your ATC HERE. This challenge runs until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening.


I was just looking at the calendar and thought there is not enough time over the next couple of days to finish everything  that needs to get you ever feel that way? Buying presents, wrapping them, writing cards is so much better than cleaning, cooking, and more cleaning! I'm trying to keep it stress free and hope you are too.

Nov 20, 2014

Marjorie's Challenge

I was telling my friend Marjorie that I have been unmotivated lately, so she challenged the both of us to make a post-it note holder from THIS tutorial. It's such a good tutorial that it hardly took any time to finish, making for an easy peasy project. You can see Marjorie's take on her challenge HERE. LOL, the things Bestie's do for each other! 

I used an image from Michele Perkett called Juniper and Cecilia that I colored with Copics a couple of years ago when my family went on vacation in Door County. The green skirt was a different color but I just used my handy dandy YG11 to color over would never know it was purple at one time. 

The doily was a gift from Marjorie and inked with DI in Spun Sugar
DP is MME Bramble Rose
Flowers, skeleton leaves, ribbon, bling, and Viva Paper Pens were also used.

I found a new blog I'm pretty excited about called Clear it Out Challenge Blog....the name of the blog speaks for itself and I'm always up to the challenge of using what I have.

Anything but a Card:  #41 Anything Goes
Clear it Out Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #276 Recipe
Loves Rubberstamps: #127 Things with Wings
Stamp and Create: November - Ribbons and Bows


Today I'm going to the Autumn Festival Arts and Crafts show at the Odeum with a very good friend.This will be our 14th year straight of going to craft shows and spending the day together... shopping and laughing, with the emphasis on laughing. I'm hoping to find a few holiday gifts too.

I hope you have a great Thursday! 

Nov 19, 2014

WW #133 Falling for Fall

The challenge this week at Wicked Wednesday is Falling for Fall ...our sponsor is Sami Stamps and the image they provided is called Acorn Harvest.

After coloring the image with Copics I masked it so I could use my new mini stencil from Just a's so small and perfect for ATCs. I used gesso tinted with Gelatos for the color. Spica Glitter pens were used, along with alpha stamps and a white Signo pen for detailing. When done I sealed the entire ATC with Modge Podge infused with gold glitter...a stunning look, but the shine made it hard to get a good picture. 

Feel free to click HERE to upload your ATC and to check out the Wicked Wednesday Falling for Fall challenge that runs until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening. We'd love to have you join us!

Just one more week until Thanksgiving! This will be the first year in 15 years that I will not be cooking and our family will be going to my hub's relatives. I'm already sad because we'll miss some of our favorite holiday dishes. On the plus side....I won't miss the extra cleaning!

Happy Wednesday my crafty friends!

Nov 14, 2014


It feels good to create again, even if it is something as simple as a card and this week I actually made two projects....WOOT! I'm on a roll!

I have had scraps of 4 x 4 pieces of paper with circles cut out of them from a previous project sitting on my desk for over a month. I didn't want to part with the negative pieces for a couple of reasons.....I had too many and knew they would come in handy AND I loved the DP. As soon as I saw the challenge at PDE I thought they would be perfect for a banner. Then I saw this week's sketch at DS#177 and knew this project was meant to be. This is what I came up with and I have the perfect place in mind for it...just in time for the holidays!

The letters where cut from the Cricut Storybook cartridge and pop-dotted. The Santa image is from a $1 JoAnn stamp and wet embossed with white opaque EP. Mesh bling, glitter, ribbons, twine, circle Nesties, scallop punch, CS, and mat board were used. Check out the felt covered jingle bells that I found at Michael's a few years ago which are hanging off of a TH swivel clasp. This bow would never exist without a Bow Easy.

Seriously, if I know I'm going to put glitter on a project why wouldn't I just use glitter paper instead of running it through a Xyron and pour glitter all over it? I asked myself that twice this week.

PDE (Linky party): Banners
Anything But a Card: #41 Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room: #173 Super Scraps Saturday
Deconstructed Sketch:  #177 ( sketch used for the letter O)

I love these challenges, they keep me motivated!
Happy Friday,
happy weekend.

Nov 12, 2014

WW #132 Something Sweet or Hearts

Wicked Wednesday Challenge #132: Something Sweet or Hearts
Sponsor: A Random Fan
Image: Baker Arie

How funny that I was driving to see my mother today, listening to the radio and guess what song came on the radio? Yes, Def Leppard was singing, "pour some sugar on me." Too funny! Did you notice the music note background? If you paid very close attention you'll notice it was stamped upside down...unintentionally.

This fun challenges run until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening. You can link your ATC  at the Wicked Wednesday challenge blog HERE. We'd love to have you join us!

Nov 5, 2014

WW #131 Skully X-mas

Wicked Wednesday #131: Skully X-mas
Sponsor: Oddball Art Co.
Image: #120 Ellie the Elf

What a fun challenge at Wicked Wednesday and such a cute image provided by this week's sponsor!
Copics and Stardust Stickles were used on the image.
The entire background was colored using YG11.
Sharpie paint pens in pink, red, white, and green were used for the dots, along with a white gel pen.
Background skull is from TGF Matey Set and stamped in DI Spun Sugar.
Large X is from a Thickers alpha set.
Pink skull is a rub-on that was applied to white CS, then fussy cut.
Edges inked in DI Peeled Paint

The entire DT used the same image and just wait until you see what we all did with it! Grab your skullies and Christmas images and upload your ATC's never to early to start on your holiday projects! You have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to join us for this fun challenge.

Loves Rubberstamps: #125 Anything Goes

Oct 29, 2014

WW #130 Things that go Bump in the Night

Sponsor: Smeared Ink
Image: Pumpkin Head

What an interesting image, right?! I'm not sure why I didn't think of the standard Halloween sentiment, "Trick-or-treat, smell my feet" until just now. The image was colored with Copics and the background was painted with Gelatos. I smudged a yellow Gelato into a star stencil, then did a little outlining with a black pen.

You have an entire week to join us at Wicked Wednesday, just make sure your ATC is uploaded by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening. Feel free to click HERE to hop over to the Wicked teamies are sure to inspire you.

My Sheri Crafts: #145 Black Magic
Through the Craft Room Door: Oct 27th - Nov 3rd Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say hi, especially during these busy days!

Oct 15, 2014

WW #128 Halloween

Happy Wednesday!
The challenge at Wicked Wednesday  this week is HALLOWEEN and how fabulous is it that we have not one, but two awesome sponsors: QKR Stampede and Dilly Beans.

I used Copics to color #274 Heart Monster 2....he is one of my favorite digi stamps at Dilly Beans.

I'm almost ashamed to admit how easy this ATC was to make.....the base is a journaling card I cut to the standard 2.5" x 3.5" ATC size. I used a gelato in Tangerine to paint the orange background, a Sharpie for doodling,  along with a charcoal pencil and white Signo pen for added details. EASY PEASY!

You have until 7:00 pm (EST) next Tuesday evening to join this fun challenge, feel free to click HERE to link your it scary, creepy ,or cute.....just make sure it is HALLOWEEN themed!

Dilly Beans: Halloween 
PDE (Pause, Dream, Enjoy): Anything Halloween

Oct 9, 2014

Enter....if you dare

Lately I've been dabbling in coloring with Distress Inks and I am finding it to be much harder than it looks. Maybe because of the limited number of inks I have and/or because I'm not even sure if I want to learn a new coloring medium. I will continue practicing with DIs but honestly, my 1st love really is Copics.

Here is one of  my attempts at coloring with DIs. 

This cutie is from the new Spooky Kit by many images in the set, all of which are adorable.

 It's a bit difficult to see in the picture, but if  you look closely you'll see the word ENTER...which will make this door hanger fair warning for anyone attempting to enter my daughter's dorm room! 

Challenges I am entering this in:

Hiding in My Craft Room: #168 Halloween Colors
Loves Rubber Stamps: #121 - Anything Goes 
Stamp and Create: October Fall/Autumn
The Greeting Farm:  FFF Happy Halloween 
Through the Craft Room Door: 10/7 - 10/13 Anything Goes 

Only one more day before we can say TGIF!
Thanks for stopping by, happy Thursday.

Oct 8, 2014

WW #127 Feathers/Wings

The challenge this week at Wicked Wednesday is FEATHERS/WINGS. We are being sponsored by Delicious Doodles and the image is Raven.

After printing the image, I cut the paper ATC size, masked the main part of the image with a circle and used distress inks in various colors of the sunset. Stickles, mesh bling, alpha stamps and a grass stamp from The Rubber Cafe were used to finish it off.

You can enter your 2.5" x 3.5" creations HERE, we would love to have you join us! Don't forget to check out the FEATHER/WINGS  ATC's by my teamies created for more inspiration.  Your ATC must be linked by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening.


I was hoping the trees along the Mississippi were turning colors last weekend but we were still a week or two early for the sugar maples. Here is one of the highlights from our daughter's college campus.

Happy Wednesday, enjoy what comes your way!

Oct 2, 2014

WW #126 Something Girly

The SOMETHING GIRLY challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week is being sponsored by A Day for Daisies and how adorable is this image called Tiny Pixie Daisy?!

I used flowers, pearls, and glitter for my SOMETHING GIRLY. The image was printed and colored with Copics. The background was painted with Gelatos, stamped with a floral border, and edges inked with Distress Ink. The large flower was stamped, colored, and fussy cut. The sentiment was added, along with pearls and Stickles.

What a fun challenge, we hope you can join us! To qualify for the the sponsor's prize you must enter your ATC by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening, you can upload your image HERE.


Our plans for the upcoming weekend are to take a scenic drive along the Mississippi River to visit our daughter at college, have some birthday cake, and see the San Jose Taiko drum line at her campus theater. Can you say,  "FUN!!!"  Next to seeing Frankie, I'm really looking forward to the changing colors of the trees on our drive...Galena's country roads are gorgeous in the fall. Hopefully I'll find some crafting inspiration along the drive which I am desperately in need of!

Hope you have a safe, healthy, and happy week!

Sep 24, 2014

WW #125 Support our Troops

The challenge this week at Wicked Wednesday is all about Supporting our Troops and is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs. The image I used is Army Honey and can be found at their online store HERE.

  1. Hooah /ˈhuːɑː/ is military slang "referring to or meaning anything and everything except no". Used by soldiers in the U.S. Army, which accounts for the vast majority of the usage of the word.
I just can't say how proud I am of those who serve our country....young, old, past, and present. I have a feeling that these men and women will be needing our continuous support and compassion over the coming months, more than ever. With that being said....if anyone knows where cards for the troops can be sent please let me know....I have plenty I'd love to share!

Feel free to join us at Wicked Wednesday this week, you know we would love to have you join us. You can upload your  ATC HERE and see some of the awesome little works of art my teamies have won't be disappointed!

Happy Wednesday!

Sep 17, 2014

WW # 154 Stripes

The challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week is simple, it's STRIPES!  Our generous sponsor is A&T Digital Designs/Emerald Faeries who provided the design team with adorable images to create with.....I choose  the sweet fairy Jewel.

Jewel was colored with Copics and her wings sparkle from Stickles. Paper pieced clouds float in the yellow Gelato background. White and black gel pens, along with a charcoal pencil were used.

There's plenty of time to join the challenge this week,  just make sure you enter your ATC by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to be entered for this week's prize. Just click HERE to visit Wicked Wednesday's challenge blog.


SAY IT ISN'T SO!!! Please say the rumors I've been hearing about this winter being snowier and colder than last year are just NOT true!!!! It's only the middle of September and we woke to 43 degrees this morning!! Summer isn't over,  at least not officially but here we sit trying to decide if we should put the heat on. 
Oh no.....has it started already?!!!

Happy Wednesday!

Sep 10, 2014

WW #153 Fav Color Combo

Our challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week is to use your FAVORITE COLOR COMBO! We are being sponsored by All Dressed Up, who generously supplied the DT with a couple of different images to design with. I used this adorable image called Fairy Magic

My favorite color combo? BG10 and ANY color! After coloring and fussy cutting the image, I used a black Sharpie around all of her edges, making this cutie stand out in the oodles of  glitter surrounding her. 

I hope you have the opportunity to find a few crafty minutes to create this week, you know we'd love to have you join us! Not only can you link your ATC HERE, but you can also see some fab inspiration from my fellow teamies. The deadline for #153 Favorite Color Combo is next Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm EST.


Lots of storms and threatening weather headed our way today....hope you stay safe and dry if you're in the same line of showers. 
Happy Wednesday!

Sep 3, 2014

WW #152 Fall Fun

This week's challenge is all about FALL FUN at Wicked Wednesday! Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine and the image I used is Bashful Boo Trick or Treating.

The KEEP CALM sentiments are from a Google search where the images were C/V and resized to fit my ATC. The pumpkin button is from my stash.

I plan to use this cutie on a Halloween treat bag for my daughter's college roomie....she's a red head too and (I hope) will giggle when she sees it.

Lots of FALL FUN ideas and inspiration can be found at Wicked Wednesday, click HERE to see what my teamies have come us with. You have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to enter your ATC....we'd love to have you join us!

Happy Wednesday!

Aug 27, 2014

WW #151 Beautiful Blooms

Another Wednesday, another ATC...I love how they go together!

Our sponsor over at Wicked Wednesday this week is DRS Designs and the challenge is called BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS.

My inspiration for this ATC came on a day I was rifling through the abundant stock of Inchies I have when it occurred to me that this Bloomin'  Huge Flower image (from DRS Designs) would be perfect to make a few more with. After printing the image in multiple sizes, I then colored them with Copics, inked a few edges, pop-dotted a couple of the smaller images and used alpha stamps for the sentiment. Easy Peasy!

It would be great to have you join us with one of your own  BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS at Wicked Wednesday, just make sure you've uploaded your ATC by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening. If you are looking for some additional inspiration, you can click HERE to see the inspiring ATC's my teamies designed. 

Aug 21, 2014

WW #150 Back to School

This week's challenge at Wicked Wednesday is always a bit sad because it marks the end of summer, it is the BACK TO SCHOOL theme. 

Yesterday was the 1st day of school in our district and my son's 1st day of being a ninth grader and surprisingly, he was a tad bit more calmer about his first day of high school than I am. As cool and grown-up as he thinks he is....I still take a picture of him sitting on the steps next to his backpack on the 1st day, just like every other mother! #best9thgraderever!

And in just a few short weeks we take our daughter back to college, hopefully we'll be finishing up with her shopping by the end of next week. #bestdaughterever!

Our sponsor this week is Time for Tea and the image is called Apple for Teacher.

Distress inks and school related rub-ons were applied for the background. The image was fussy cut, outlined with a charcoal pencil and smudged, then it was outlined again with a white Signo pen.

You can join this fun challenge too, just make sure your ATC is uploaded over at the Wicked Wednesday challenge blog by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening. My teamies have created some very inspiring ATCs which you can see HERE.

Happy Thursday, enjoy what comes your way!

Aug 13, 2014

WW #149 Something Sweet

The challenge this week at Wicked Wednesday is Something Sweet, with Sami Stamps being the sponsor. The image I used is called Kitty in my Lap. 

Am I the only person who logs onto FB only to be inundated with pictures of cute kitties? I have a friend who should be banned from FB with all the pictures and quotes of felines that she posts.....this ATC is in her honor. I once read that someone can't read more than 10 posts without seeing a picture of a cat...I've found that fact to be true, lol.

Such an easy challenge and always lots of fun to join....anything SWEET will do! Just make sure your ATC is uploaded by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to be qualified for the weekly sponsored prize. Feel free to upload your ATC HERE.

Happy Wednesday!

Aug 6, 2014

WW #148 Leo

The challenge over at Wicked Wednesday is called LEO and the image I used is also called Leo, which was provided by this week's sponsor, Delicious Doodles.

I opted to make a horoscope ATC by printing today's horoscope from onto watercolor paper. After coloring and masking the image, Distress Inks were applied to the edges and then water was splattered over the ATC.

Because today is our lovable and fierce leader's birthday at Wicked Wednesday, I made a small journal for her using the ATC with her horoscope. I hope she likes it!


As most of you know, you have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday to join us in this fun ATC challenge. My teamies have created some inspiring works of art with the LEO theme in mind, all of which you can see HERE. Hope you'll join us!

Jul 30, 2014

WW #147 Mythical Sea Creatures

Such a fun challenge at Wicked Wednesday this's all about Mythical Sea Creatures. Our sponsor is Aurora Wings who kindly supplied the DT with some awesome images to create with. I used their wonderful Seahorse with Wings image.

The background was made with a handful of mixed media products, along with an inchie from one of the numerous inchie swaps I was in a few years ago.  (OMG....I just found out that the seahorse inchie was made by one of my BFF's who happened to be in the inchie swap with me, Marjorie! Obviously we were destined to be friends even back then!)

I just know you can find something in your stash to join us this week....maybe you've got a mermaid or other sea creature lying around, waiting to be inked?! Make sure you upload your ATC by 7:00 pm next Tuesday evening...which you can do HERE for the opportunity to win the sponsor's prize.


Looking for a new app for your phone? MarkerPal isn't free but it sure is convenient to have as it's wonderful to have a compiled list of my Copics on hand for shopping purposes. I used to have (and still do) the cutest book with all my Copic colors in it but found I rarely carried a purse large enough to hold it. Then I decided to use the official Copic color chart but always forgot the chart at home and ended up with duplicates. It seems I always have my phone with me, so this app is perfect for me....maybe for you too. Let me know if you give it a try and like it.

Happy Wednesday, enjoy what comes your way!

Jul 23, 2014

WW #146 Cute as a Button

You have almost 7 days to join this week's challenge at Wicked Wednesday which is CUTE AS A BUTTON. Our sponsor for the week is Heather Ellis and the image I used is called Pure Innocence 039.

Sometimes I feel like I'm taking the easy way out by using pattered paper and stickers instead of making my own background...yet, on the other hand I need to use up scraps and some of the older supplies I have lying around. Also, I never like to make my ATC's overly dimensional and am pretty particular about keeping them as close to their exact size as possible....all because of storage, but I have been known to break my own rules from time to time. Who would have thought an ATC could be so stressful?!! LOL!

Don't forget, you can get in on this CUTE AS A BUTTON challenge, just make sure you enter your ATC by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening HERE.

Happy Wednesday!

Jul 20, 2014

Happy 15th Dario

I used Desconstructed Sketch #160 and finally, I am not scurrying around last minute to enter my card into their weekly challenge!

TGF CC Saturday, Copics, Viva Decor Pearl Pens, Signo Gel pen
DP: Glitz-Sunshine in My Soul


The card was made for my youngest who turned 15 this weekend....which means another semester of DRIVER'S ED is ahead of us this coming school year. Thank goodness he is our last one taking the class as I'm not sure if my nerves can take any more, lol! We took him out for burgers and to see Blue Man Group in the city, what a fun night...can you say "creamed Twinkies?!!" 

Happy Sunday!

Jul 17, 2014

TGF - Stripes or Plaid

Here's a tag I made for a former teamie of mine and surprise, fits right into this week's challenge over at TGF which is Stripes or Plaid.

I used Flutterby Anya to wish her a happy day along with some of her favorite, blue, and brown. I was also able to use up some scraps that have been lying was good to use them up. The seam binding and flowers were sprayed with LSG stains in various colors.

I'm hoping her day was as sweet as she is!
Happy Thursday!

Jul 16, 2014

WW #145 On the Farm

Have you seen the commercial on television where Old MacDonald is a bad speller? C-O-W-E-I-E-I-O
It makes me giggle EVERY time I see it and was my inspiration for this week's On the Farm challenge at Wicked Wednesday.

Our sponsor is A Day for Daisies and I used their adorable Two Little Lambs image. I kept my ATC simple with a CG sentiment and minimally colored it with Copics.

Such an easy challenge and always lots of fun to join, which you can do HERE. Just make sure your ATC is uploaded by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to be qualified for the weekly sponsored prize.

It's hard to believe my youngest is turning 15 this weekend....we are planning on taking him to see Blue Man Group in the city. I think we are all going to have a lot of fun, I just need to remember to bring some earplugs. I'm hoping he's reached the magic age that he finally realizes making faces in EVERY picture isn't funny anymore...we will see, lol.
Happy Wednesday!

Jul 9, 2014

WW #144 Clouds/Cloudy Day

Hopefully everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July weekend?!! We took a couple of the kiddos and my mother to visit my sister in Missouri. We had a great time relaxing with family, but the best part was meeting my nephew's daughter at her 1st birthday party...such a cutie. Then we watched fireworks at the A-Frame, provided by La Bourgeois winery along the Missouri River bluffs in Rocheport AFTER watching Man in the Ring in concert for four absolutely fabulous and relaxing evening had by all. A good weekend indeed!
Today's challenge at Wicked Wednesday is a simple one.....just make sure you have some CLOUDS on your ATC. Our sponsor is Oddball Art Stamps and the image is Big Eye Mohawk Girl by this fab company. Hand drawn lighting bolts add to the CLOUDY DAY feel, and a multi-colored mohawk gives this goth girl a little bit of attitude!

Feel free to click HERE to upload your ATC for this week's challenge, just make sure you enter the challenge by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to qualify for the weekly prize.

Happy Wednesday! 

Jul 2, 2014

WW #143 Include an Uplifting Sentiment

Let me start off by saying I am not complaining about the weather in the midwest as all the flowers, lawns, crops and fields need this abundance of rain...instead, I would just like a break from it on the 4th because fireworks, rain, and lightning are NOT a good mix. Just imagine if this were winter and we had all this rain, which would be snow instead and we would be right back where we were last winter. I was listening to the news this morning and it was reported some neighboring towns are using snowplows to remove all of the downed trees from last night's way, we just can't escape the constant reminders of winter, LOL!

We have a great challenge going on at Wicked Wednesday this's all about Including an Uplifting Sentiment to your ATC. And better yet is our awesome sponsor, The Octopode Factory, who provided the DT with a couple of images to use for this inspiring challenge.
I actually used both images, Tianne the Fairy and Art Words.

What a fun image to color! Her wings were colored with florescent Copics and really are as bright as the picture. The background was made three years ago at a scrapbooking retreat using the shaving cream technique which you can see HERE. A little bit of hand doodling, glitter, and some MS butterflies is all it took to finish this ATC.

You can join this fun challenge too, just make sure your ATC is uploaded over at the Wicked Wednesday challenge blog by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening. My teamies have created some very inspiring ATCs which you can see HERE.

Happy Hump Day!

Jun 25, 2014

WW # 142 - Teddy Bears

Yikes, I have been such a bad blogger lately! I've gotten into the spirit of the season and have been enjoying these gorgeous summer days. Let me say that ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is better than the freezing, sub-zero temps of last winter and I have finally thawed out. I've taken the kiddos to the zoo, the movies, pulled out shrubbery, celebrated my mother's 80th birthday, and am now in the process of planning a long weekend trip to my sister's. Ahhhhhhhh.....

The challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week is Teddy Bears. The adorable image I used is called Bundle of Hearts and was provided by this week's sponsor, Crafty Sentiments Design.

Copics, white gel pen, Viva Pearl Pen (in transparent), Dymo label maker, and wiggly eye were used to complete this ATC.

You have plenty of time to join this week's challenge, just make sure your ATC is uploaded at Wicked Wednesday by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening for your change to win this week's prize.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by during these busy summer days!

Jun 5, 2014

WW #`39 Add a Die-Cut

The Stamping Chef is this week's sponsor at Wicked Wednesday and I have to say I was surprised at how cute all of their images are....maybe because I was unfamiliar with their on-line store. But NOT anymore! 

Just look at this adorable Keep Buzzin' image....CUTE!
The challenge this week is to ADD A DIE-CUT to your ATC.

The two (2) larger skulls are from a verrrrrry old Cuttlebug die set called Ahoy Matey. I used the skull from the ship's mast, minus the crossbones. Years ago someone made me a bracelet with a charm that had the sentiment BE KIND...I still wear it , which must be the reason this sentiment came so easy for me?!! LOL!

You have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to join us in this fun, fun challenge. The entire DT has found some creative ways to use die-cuts on their AWE-mazing ATCs, you can see them HERE.

Happy Thursday and remember,

Jun 4, 2014

TGF FFF - That's So Sketchy

I'm late! I will be posting WW's Add a Die-Cut challenge this afternoon

TGF is up to it again with another fabulous sketch challenge.....
here is the sketch turned in the direction in which it was used.

Here is my card using two TGF sets:
 Miss Anya Rain, Snow, Shine (Retired) 
and the Mini Clouds Clear Stamp Set.

What a beautiful quote.
We will all miss this spectacular, talented and beautiful woman....Maya Angelou. 
Her webpage can be found HERE, along with a short video clip HERE.

TGF's sketch challenge can be found HERE.