Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I am so pleased to say that I have been asked to do some journals for children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer. These journals were so much fun to make and I have different series...some are for children, some even for adults, some have many pages for those who will find journaling soothing and necessary to spill out feelings and thoughts, some have just a few pages. I had some brightly colored wire notebooks that I decorated, large and small, and I made some from cardstock and embellishments. On the inside I have placed lined sheets in most cases, tacked down with additional die cuts.I also got into a big basket that held many journals I made for classes and I donated those as well. Here are a few. Many years ago I did some of my jewelry and cards for the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Support, and I did baskets for auctions at the Golf Tourney supporting the Susan G. Komen Race For The cure. I am so proud to be able to donate my time to this worthy cause.

Monday, February 23, 2009

BBTB/GS/Life is Good

Indeed! ... Life is good! Regina had us create something using the Life Is Good cut from Graphically Speaking card. DeeDee bailed me out by sending me the cuts so a big thank you to her. I must admit I had a total mind blank on what to do but I managed to get something on paper ... The butterfly is attached to a small folded card on the front. Double messages, see? And I added one of those darling circles that say HOPE all around...from ScrapnFonts DB Circles.
Cricut: Graphically Speaking (Life Is Good..Butterfly)
Paper: Scrapbin

Friday, February 20, 2009

Some Sewing Stuff

I have so much fabric and I can't throw away the smallest tidbit of it. Here are a few sewing things...totes with some frogs (left over from the Frog Quilt), totes with dark fabrics and when I was down to a small pile of this, I sew it all together and did one of my fav little teddy bear creations.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Sandi (Celtic Woman) shared with me some of her spun-glass artifacts. This card was done in a flash. I ran the front of the card through the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, grabbed up a small strip of stripped paper, added some punch red lips, applied liquid laquer, put them on a circle from Scrapnfonts that says love love love all around, and after I had added a small white ribbon, I set upon the card the sweet red heart of spun-glass (really, it's glue gun gone creative, with alcohol inks to color). Thanks Sandi, I love this heart.

Heidi's new Bakki

I am doing Rag easy to make using my new Accu-Quilt GO machine that cuts the blocks and fringes it. I always do a trial run of anything I do, so here is Heidi sporting her Rag Quilt. And Heidi always apologizes in her photos for having those blazing eyes because her Mom's red eye stuff doesn't work. Oh, and here's a little shot of a baby Rag Quilt.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Hallmark Scrapbook messageboard has a new use the Wild Card Cricut cart, and to make a card using the Flower Frame. Here is that take ... I like my pink striped paper above all.


Here is my take on Regina's task to us to use Alphalicious cart, and to make something with the letter B. Wow, the girls did an awesome job on cards for Birthdays, Babies,.... fantastic creations from the designers. I am always always so proud to be a designer for BBTB... Please...go see the BBTB site and drink in the wonderful projects. Here is mine.
Cricut: Alphalicious (B)...I do not have this cartridge so a big thank you goes to DeeDee for sharing.
Sizzlits: Ladybug Cuttlekids: Caterpillar, Bee. ...and the letters to add to the B to make the title.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


This is my take on Regina's BBTB challenge to use Home Accents (one of my favs) and to use the LOVE word. I love this word!!! I bought Hello Miss Kitty (Bee) Sizzix die and the one heart is a MS punch. I love Miss Kitty....

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Hallmark Challenge/Paper Pups/Happy


Sharon gave us a Hallmark Challenge and I couldn't wait to get to it. She wanted us to use Paper Pups, and the wagging tail cut on page 106. Wow... I love this cut. Here is my take.
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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Hallmark Scrapbook Challenge/ZooBalloo/Fox

BellaBug gave us her challenge and oh what fun. I love the ZooBalloo cart and I don't use it enough. Someday I will do the whole cartridge up in cards. Meantime, here is my take on the challenge from Margie to use the fox which is shown under the X. ...and do stop by to see the other entries on Hallmark Scrapbook messageboard.
Cricut: Zooballoo (Fox, and letters FOXY)
MS Punch flowers
The letters for GIRL were from my Ransom alphabet Sizzix dies.
And I always love adding little dots with my stylus and white acrylic paint. The striped arc is one of the chipboard dies that Kris and Deb gave me.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

An Award, A Lovely Award

My friend Lillie has given me an Award. What a nice award to come in from such an inspiring and nice gal. Please see her blog because you will be inspired with her lovely cards...and I could hang out just to listen to her music. You may access Lillie's blog by visiting my "Places I Visit"... I now share this award with Scossie Jane, Nikki, Roree and Carla. I visit these blogs and love to look at their wonderful creations. Carla is new to our BBTB team and she does awesome creations. You may access their blogs under my "Places I Visit". I always have to add an apology here because I never have been able to do a direct link in my posts... BAH...

Monday, February 02, 2009


Regina asked us to design something using the Cricut Doodlecharms cart and to use the Heart die cut. Here is my take on that challenge. Love has so many layers.

Heidi Sweetface's 13th birthday

Yesterday was Heidi's 13th birthday. She allowed me to plop a ribbon on her noggin while patiently waiting for her birthday treat which happened to be a handful of special treats from Kris and Deb on their visit.

Sewing Sewing...

I've been sort of absent from the card-making scene except for some special projects. I was determined to finish my Frog Quilt and I finally accomplished it... plus I took some left over blocks and made a crazy Crazy Quilt purse. Both were fun, but the Frog Quilt is an example of why I don't like to get into detailed, big quilts. Takes too long and while I am working on them, I am being pulled by card making, scrapbooking, beading.... Anyway, here's the quilt with several darling frog panels, and here is a picture of front and back of the purse. TFL.