Monday, August 26, 2013


For some kids heading back to school, it may not be "happiness".  But for the little ones I know who are heading back to school, I sure hope it does mean a year of happiness, fun, safety, learning and great memories.
I'm entering a few challenges with this little tag.  Here they are......
Eureka Stamps - #54 - Be Sentimental - I used this "Happiness" sentiment which is a rub-on

The Kraft Journal - #135 Copy Your Favorite Designer - This is how I thought of making tags for challenges...through one of my many "scrapbooking idols", Miss Rea Custer of The Antique Wardrobe. - I used Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon and Red Polka Dot Washi Tape from The Kraft Outlet
Simon Says Stamp - Simon Says......"Back To School"
Word Art Wednesday - #94 - Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspirations - #225 - "Back to School"

That's all for today!  Please leave me a comment, or better yet, become a new follower of my blog, and I will do the same for you.  It means SO MUCH for me.


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Where Has Our Summer Gone??

I absolutely cannot believe that Summer is almost over.  Where did it go?  I mean, I had fun at barbeques, swimming, and enjoying the warm weather,'s still hard to believe that kids are heading back to school and that the Summer has slipped away.  Before we even know it, Christmas will just sneak right up on us.
I made this little Back to School Tag, and I think I'm going to give it to my neighbor so that she can put a picture of her kids' first day of school on the back of it and save it as a keepsake.  I know my Mom always enjoyed taking pictures of us on our first day of school each year.  I hope she likes it.  I just thought that if she had a place to put the photo, she would use it.  Since she reads A LOT, I figured she would use it as a little bookmark.  Cute idea, huh?
I wanted to enter some of the Back to School challenges, and here are the ones that I found where I could enter this project:
Red Carpet Studios Challenges - Challenge 49 - SCHOOL OF ROCK - Back to School Theme
Created With Love Challenges - Challenge 53 - BACK TO SCHOOL
Word Art Wednesdays Challenge Blog - Challenge 93 - ANYTHING GOES Uplifting, Encouraging and Family-Friendly

Chick-N-Scrap - Back To School With Ribbon

D.L. Art by Diana Larson - August Challenge - Anything Goes
Have a nice day!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back To School....Already?

As I travel through "BLOG LAND" each week, I tend to see "themes" going on everywhere.  This is how I find out what kinds of cards need to be made for the challenges out there.  I was seeing a lot of really cute back to school cards, so I decided to make one and enter some of the fun challenges this week.
This card uses all October Afternoon products (papers and stickers) and then I hand cut the apple and stem from some scraps of felt that I had in my supplies.  I used a die-cut for the felt leaves.  Then, the final touch was some twine.

Here are the challenges I found where I am able to share my card:

Red Carpet Studios - Challenge 49 Based on the movie - SCHOOL OF ROCK - They asked for a back to school card.

Simon Says Stamp Vintage Monday Challenges - Challenge:  MAKE THE CUT - They asked us to use die-cuts, punches, etc.  I used a die-cut to cut my leaves.
V's Sweet Ideas - Challenge 14 - SOMETHING TWINE - I love using baker's twine and V's Sweet Ideas carries lots of great colors
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 175 - DON'T GET YOUR TWINE IN A TANGLE - I used green and red baker's twine, and I didn't get it in a tangle!  LOL
Created With Love Challenge Blog - Challenge 53 - BACK TO SCHOOL
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge 93 - ANYTHING GOES - Family Friendly, Uplifting, or Encouraging
If you know of any other fun challenges where I can share this card, I'd love to hear about it.  I haven't found all the challenge blogs out there, so I tend to "copy" or enter the challenges that other people enter.  I have several "mentors" who have helped me get started and I like getting challenge ideas from them.  I'd really like hearing your suggestions for good challenge blogs.
Have fun this week in your craft room!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Paper Sweeties August Sketch

I made this card using several papers from the Woodland Park patterned papers and stickers from October Afternoon.  I also used some paper flowers from Michaels, a pink gem, a small white doily, and some blue baker's twine.
I'm entering my card in these challenges:

Paper Sweeties August Sketch - I followed the Paper Sweeties August Sketch for this card and used the Thank You stamp sentiment from the Paper Sweeties You're My Hero Stamp Set

V's Sweet Ideas Challenge Blog - August Challenge #14 - Use Twine - I used blue baker's twine

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - July 31 Anything Goes Challenge

Word Art Wednesdays - Challenge #91 - Anything Goes