Monday, December 19, 2011

Challenge #15 Something Old and Something New

Welcome Ladies to our new challenge from Paper Creations Ink!!! This next challenge is so much fun and I know you are going to LOVE it. We are sponsored by Floppy Latte Designs and the Prize is a $10.00 Gift Certificate from them.

So get your Floppy Latte on and get busy designing Something Old & Something New for everyone to look at. Go to Paper Creations Ink website here and check out the rules and join in the fun.

Here is my design for you to take a peek at.  The Image is "SnowGlobe" and I had so much fun with this design. There is so much more I would like to try with this image, like...somehow putting it inside an ornament, or somehow make a snowglobe from it, or a Christmas Tree ornament, or, or, or the possibilities are many!!!

After dusting the trees with Extra fine snow glitter, I covered the whole globe with Glossy Accents. Used the snow Cuttlebug embossing folder and also Nestabilities. The DP Paper in the very back is from Floppy Latte Designs and called "Winter". I colored the image in copics using the following recipe:

Snowglobe Base & Doors: R39, 37, 35, 32, 30
Snow: B41, B000, C3
Sky: B24
House: E35, 34, 33, 31
Roof: E31, 30
Chimney & Pathway: W3, 1
Trees: G28, 24, 21
Snowman's Nose: YR04

As always Ladies I look forward to seeing what you can do with these great designs, and maybe I will see some of what I envisioned in our challenge. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Cards 2011


This is the card that was sent to all my family and friend this year. I was inspired by a card that Suzanne Dean had made and I worked my own magic on it.  I used MS Tinsel Glitter in Crystal, the Blooming Rosette Die, Punch from SU, and my wonderful Digi Papers from Crafty Chaos. In case you are wondering about the white punch off to the side its where I put the name of the person I am giving it to. At church we use hanging files so we can save on postage and so after several years of putting cards in envelopes I realized what a waste this was and now I try to think of new ways to address without using envelopes. The Snowman is from Mo's Digital Pencil and can be found here.

Copics used in this card are:
Scarf, Mittens & Hat:  R83, 85, 89, G12,20, 24
Snowman:  B0000
Buttons:  C5
Arms: E35
Nose: YR04, 09
Cardinal:  R27

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, 
good will toward men - Luke 2:14

Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone. 
I had a wonderful opportunity to make this card for a dear friend of mine and not only was it fun and easy but I  think it turned out beautiful. The image from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called "In a Manger" and is available in two different formats. 

I found the papers at Michaels and have no idea what company they are from as they were loose. I colored with copics (of course) and used a MS corner punch for the finishing touches.  

Hay:  E50,51,53,55
Manager:  E11,13,15,17
Skin:  E000,00,94
Wings:  B0000
Blanket:  B41, C00, 02

Take time out this Season to enjoy the real reason for celebration...the birth of our Lord Jesus who came to this earth to give us all eternal life.

Monday, December 5, 2011

It's Snowing :0)

I know for all you Easterners this isn't much, but for Albuquerque, this is a pretty big snow amount. Schools are all closed so the kids are happy!!! The temp is staying in the teens so it is pretty darn cold right now. We are supposed to continue with the snow thru today and it will taper off tomorrow. Across town they are getting really bad winds so the chill factor is horrible. It would have been nice to have this hit us in a few more weeks for Christmas, but will take it :0)

This is looking west from the front of our home

Our front yard

 Our beautiful home that God gave to us and it's first winter with us being there

Everyone have a great day and enjoy the life that God gave to you

Challenge #14 Bling It UP!!!

Well Ladies it's time to bring your BLING ON and BLING it up over at Paper Creations Ink.  This challenge is sponsored by Miranda van den Bosch and Crop Stop!!!  The lucky winner will receive the three images we used designed by Miranda.  We are so excited to share with you the awesome prize from Crop Stop is going to award to one lucky winner...a $30 gift certificate their online store.  WOHOO, how exciting is that?!? In order to be eligible you much enter BOTH December Challenges to win. So let's get busy ladies and design some awesome artwork.

My card from Miranda was made from the following copics
E0000, E000, E00
BG 10, 11, 13
B 000, 1, 2, 6
G 000, 7
I also used Christmas Red Stickles and Stardust Stickles. The background paper was embossed from Cuttlebug's Paisley and the die is from Spellbinders. The Holly leaves are from my stash as well as the little silver dots.

Remember to take the time to enjoy your Christmas Season and to give Thanks to the One who made it all possible. We are enjoying our first snowfall here in Albuquerque and even though it will be gone in just a few hours or days, it's a great way to start the Christmas spirit.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Challenge #13 "Christmas Theme"

Welcome everyone to Paper Creations Ink Challenge #13 featuring a Christmas theme and our fantastic sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs! Your prize is 4 digi's of your choice. Check out the challenge rules and then join in the fun here at Paper Creations Ink.

Here is my creation for you to enjoy (I hope) May I apologize for the picture, I had a heck of a time trying to get a decent one and unfortunately this is the best I could do this week. Really need to get that light box made...soon, and a new camera!

The digi is from Sassy Studio designs of course and she is called "Sexy Santa"

Here is my copic recipe 
G 000, 14, 16, 19
C 00, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9
E 000, 00, 07, 11, 95
B 32
R 20, 22, 35, 39, 46
YR 21
Used a gold metallic writer for the bag ropes
Extra fine snow glitter
Glossy Accents
Shapeabilities Create A Flake 1
SU brads
Digi background papers

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Custom Digi Papers

Ladies and Gentlemen may I present the greatest idea ever to you?  Susan over at Crafty Chaos Designs has just let me know that she is adding "Personal Paper Packs" to her shop.  What that means is you can email her with colors, styles, shapes or whatever and she will design you your very own Digi Paper, not just 1 or 2 sheets but 6 Digi Papers.  Is that not the most awesome thing ever?  Here are a few samples of what she has done for me.

So hop on over to Crafty Chaos Designs and get your personalized Digi Papers!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Challenge #12 "Holiday Wishes For Kids"

Yahoo it's that time again for a new challenge and this one is wonderful. Go on over to the PCI's Challenge blog to check out all the details. This challenge is being sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop and the prize is a $10 gift certificate to Digi Doodles

We would love to Help SAS4KIDS collect cards for this holiday season! If you are able to help with this, they would need to be received by December 1st so that they have time to be dispersed to the hospitals. Please send any cards that you have to the nearest shipping point which can be found on the SAS4KIDS Main Blog!!! 

Send A Smile 4 Kids is a charitable blog created for the purpose of collecting donated handmade cards to be distributed to children while they are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals. Currently the cards received are being donated to two Children’s Hospitals in Wisconsin, two in Iowa, one in South Dakota and two in Canada.   On any given day, there are many children inpatient in these hospitals who would be cheered by a handmade card. At this time we are looking for Christmas holiday cards as well as any holiday or every day cards. 
Please refer to the SAS4Kids blog at for card guidelines and any other details you may need as well as information on their twice monthly challenges.

I fell in love with this vintage looking Santa from Digi Doodles and I just had to color it up. I used Crystal Effects on his boots and the holly berries. The background paper is from Tim Holtz Seasonal collection. All other embelishments are from my stash of who knows where it came from :0) I used Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle and MS corner punch.
Copics used are:
Skin: E000, 00, 95, R 20, 22
Beard: E 40, 42, W 1, 3
Santa's Suit: R 35, 39, 46, B32, C2, 0
Holly: YG 03, 63, 67
Boots: C3, 5, 7, 9
Dog Brush: E07, 09, C3, 5
Dog: E31, 35, 53, 50

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Starting Early - Holiday Wishes 4 our Kids.

SAS4Kids is having a wonderful challenge that you are going to want to be a part of.  SAS4Kids has three generous sponsors for this challenge: Stamp Shoppe Creations is offering one random winner a $15 gift certificate; Shelley's Images is giving a lucky random winner a $9 gift certificate; and Designed 2 Delight is giving a random winner a $10 voucher AND each of the Top Three a $5 voucher!  So go on over to SAS4Kids and enter your creation(s).

Paper Creations Ink is partnering with SAS4Kids in having a holiday card drive. So take a peek at what PCI is doing right now and join us in helping get holiday cards to cheer up some kids who are patients at Children's Hospitals. Check out SAS4Kids blog for all the details and join us in bringing some happiness to these kids.

This adorable image is from Designed 2Delight and is called "Believe" I've used digi background papers and my apologies but can't seem to find the file again. They were cut with Spellbinders Standard Circles and Lacey Circles. The snowflakes are cut from Spellbinders Shapeabilities Create a Flake1. Some snow dots from Hobby Lobby, some Silver Spica to make his tag sparkle and extra fine gliiter on his hat. He was copic colored with the following:
R 20, 22, 35,39, 46 
YG 03.63,67
G 14, 16
C 2,3,5,7
B 32
Colorless Blender

So ladies get your mojo on for a great cause and good luck with your creations!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Paper Creations Challenge #11

Our challenge is being sponsored by Delicious Doodles and you can win 4, yes, that's 4 digi's of your choice. There are some wonderful digi's for you to drool over for the holidays. I will say that there is something for everyone there.
This card is made from the digi called "Pumpkin Corner" and you can find it here. I liked the simplicity of the digi as it made for many different ideas, you could use this for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fall celebrations, as a corner for any other digi to merge with. The possibilities are many and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

I colored this up with copics in the following colors:
YG 3, 5, 67
YR 000, 02, 04, 07
I used Diamond Stickles and brushed over the pumpkin, used a couple of sizzixs fleurishes, oval nestabilities and a SU doo hickie.

So come on over to PCI's place , read the rules and enter to win those 4 digi's

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to TSB

I made this little card for The Stamping Boutiques 2nd Birthday, which was a few weeks ago.  Tracey is a wonderful artist and her digi's are fresh and fun.  You need to go by and see what she has. She offers wonderful surprises during the week, so be sure and check her out. I fell in love with this digi as I live in New Mexico and we have a hot air balloon festival every year in October that is stunning.

The image is called "Birthday Hot Air Balloon"
and the sentiment is from Create With TLC
I colored this with the following copics:
E 02,13
R 81, 85, 89
YG 01,05
Y 00, 11,13
BG 10,11,13,23,34
V 12, 15, 17
B 01, 02, 05, 24, 26, 28
R 20, 22, 27, 29
G 21, 24, 28
YR 01, 02, 04, 07, 09

Challenge #9 Buttons & Bows

Howdy Hi to Everyone!!! I hope that ya'll are having a wonderful start to the Fall season this year. Paper Creations Ink has just started their brand new challenge this week and it is being sponsored by DtsArt and the winning prize is 2 free digi's of your choice. If you have not stopped by their shop you need to as they have wonderful things for you that you will just have to have.  Our theme this challenge is Buttons and Bows and we want you to join in the fun and create something wonderful for us. You never know, you could be our next winner, or maybe even a future guest designer.

Here are my creations for this challenge, I hope you enjoy them...create your own and join us for the fun.

This digi from DtsArts is called "Puppy Love Lara and Pup" 
and the copics used are as follows:
R20, 83,85,89
E 000, 00, 9,97,99,15,11,13
YG 01,03,05,07
YR 20,24
Y 11,21
B 91,93,95,97
Sharpie Paint Pen - White

This sweet digi from DtsArts  is called "Fairy Pari Berry Fruit Fairy"
She is colored with the following copics:
R 01,22,27,29
G 94,99
E 21,25,27,29
Diamond Stickles on the wings
Crystal Effects of the Strawberry

Saturday, September 17, 2011

SAS4Kids Halloween and Fall Cute Challenge

It's that time of the year for a great challenge from Send a Smile 4 Kids to welcome in the Fall season and of course Halloween.  Their generous sponsors for this challenge are:
Crop Stop with a $15 gift certificate
Doodle Pantry with a $15 gift certificate
Glitterbabe with a $10 gift certificate
Just go to SAS4Kids for all the challenge details and good luck

I have the wonderful opportunity to be welcomed by SAS4Kids to be a guest designer for this challenge and had so much fun coloring up these images

This darling little black cat is by Glitterbabe and is a must for the Halloween time. I used Stardust Stickles for the moon and White Pearl Drops for the stars. Colored up with copics as follows....
C 00,1,3,5,7,9
E 31,33,35,37
YR 02,04,07,20,21,23
R 20,22

I love this little birdie for fall from Doodle Pantry. I used MS leaves and outlined them with Diamond Stickles and the little beaded thingies are from my stash.  And as always colored with copics as follows:
YR 02,04,07
YG 03,67
R 01,02
E 31,33,35,37
W 1,3
E 00,000

This is the cutest digi for Halloween around and it's from Doodle Pantry. The DP papers are from Michaels and the fleur di lis are by Sizzix, and of course everything is colored with copics.
Y 11,13,15
YR 000,00, 01,02,04,07
W 1,3,5,7
Thank you for stopping by and looking at my creations.  Good luck to all of you and have a great time designing your winning entry.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ladies - you want to win some serious Blog Candy?  Then head on over to The Crafters Cafe and follow the directions below to get a chance to win. 

To enter the drawing for this candy,
you first leave a comment with your e-mail address
at our BLOG
AND make sure you're a blog follower
AND member of TCC.
Second, you put the blog post and photo on your blog
with the link back
so others can enter as well.
That's it!!! You're in!!!! 
If you inform a friend of the candy and she enters and posts on her blog,
let us know in a comment and you'll be entered twice!!! :D

Challenge #7 Show Us Your Flowers

 Hey everyone it's time for a new challenge from Paper Creations Ink! Challenge #7 "Show Us Your Flowers" starts today and go through until Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 7pm CST. Come on and join us for another wonderful and fun challenge. 


I colored this wonderful image with Copics in the following colors:
R 81,83,85,89
YG 07,05
G 24,21

The image is from Fred She Said
Sentiment from Glitterbabe
Papers from SU Stash
Rhinestone Brads from SU
Liquid Pearls

         You are probably wondering... who the sponsor is... well it is Crop Stop


Haylie-Jo has so graciously given us a $15.00 gift certificate to award one lucky person! And as an added bonus... Crop Stop has awarded all of us a coupon code "PC8" for a 10% discount to their online store for the duration of this challenge! Wooo Hooo... What that means is... ANYONE WHO SEE'S THIS COUPON CODE AND USES IT AT CROP STOP WILL RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT ON THEIR PURCHASE, WITH NO MINIMUM ORDER AMOUNT!!! How COOL is that? I think it is awesome, so be sure to see if you need any replacement goodies or just want a few new items!!! Also, don't forget that we are always on the lookout for new talent... so be ready in case your creation is "Spotlighted" and you are asked to be a "Guest Design Team Member"!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Kitchen Knight

Hello Everyone, yes it's been awhile but life has been every so busy here in New Mexico. Am working on getting an Etsy shop set up and for me that can be a little intimidating. Putting your artwork out there for others to see and hopefully purchase is like putting your own self on display. Egad, I hope they like me :0)

I had the wonderful opportunity to make this card for a friend's son's birthday. Didn't he turn out perfect!!! This digi is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called "Kitchen Knight".  He has a cute counterpart called "The Damsel" and she is soooo adorable.
I've colored this little man with copics in the following colors:
E000,00,95, 55,57
YR 20,21,23
B 95,93,91,00,02,01
Ribbon is from my SU stash, papers are digi leftovers, and saying from Create with TLC. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Paper Creations Ink Blog Hop

Paper Creations Ink is sponsoring this Blog Hop using The Stamping Boutique images by Tracey Malnofski. So come and Blog Hop with us on Saturday, July 23, 2011 starting at 12:01 am until Sunday, July 24, 2011 ending at 7:00 pm.  Just go to each blog or hop stop and leave a comment and then Mr. Random will choose the winner from all the comments! The winner will receive all the following goodies...

Paper Creations Ink Blog Candy for Enjoying Summer Blog Hop 7-23-2011
1 - Double Sided Fiskars Texture Plate (Party/Whimsy)
1 - Double Sided Fiskars Texture Plate (Rain Drops/Snowflakes)
1 - Martha Stewart Crafts Clear Stamp Set (Dinner Party)
1 - K&Company Designer Mat Pad (24 Double Sided Sheets)
1 - Sampler Pack of Core'dinations Canvas Texture Cardstock (5 sheets ~ 4X6)
1 - Package of 10 Invitation cards and Envelopes by The Paper Company (White)
1 - Package of Journaling Sprouts by Jillibean Soup
1 - Package of Studio G Clear Stamps (Valentines - 5 total stamps)
1 - Red Attachments Cloth Pocket (Can be Added To Scrap Pages To Hold Notes or memorabilia!)
1 - Package of 2 Blue Sheer Pockets by Paper Pizazz

Here are my two entries. Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Audrey's Fishing

This cute image is from The Stamping Boutique called "Audrey Fishing" She is colored with the following copics...
E 31,34,29,93,95,97
W 3,5
B 00,32,34,97,95,91
V 12,15,17
R 81,83,85
G 24,28
 The papers are digi papers from my stash!!!

Summer Laundry Line

I love this digi and there is a whole set of "Laundry Line" digi's for you to color up.  This one is called "Summer Laundry Line". I colored it up with the following copics...
E 31,34,39, 40,42
W 3,5
Y 38,15,8
R 39,37,29,27
B 0000, 24,26,28
YR 4,7,9
Y 000, 00
 and the papers are from my digi stash.

Don't forget to stop by the rest of PCI's blogs and leave your comment. If you came from Miranda's you are in the right spot, next is Sara's Blog

Pat     You are here now!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Hopping :0)

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Good Morning Ladies. I wanted to share with you some digi's from a very talented woman who just doodled these.  If you will help me out and let her know how cute these are, maybe we can encourage her to draw some more for everyone!!! This very talented artist is none other than......Miranda Van den bosch.  You can see more of Miranda's unbelievable talent on her blog  Also, Miranda is a Design Team member of Paper Creations Ink, who just happen to be having a blog hop this weekend.  I will post more about this soon.

I've colored these cuties with copics, and the rest is all from my stash of unknown papers, ribbons and stuff. So again, leave a comment for Miranda either here or on her blog to let her know how much you enjoyed these two cutie's.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Today is Michael Slott's Birthday, and for those of you who do not know this wonderful man, let me tell you that he is one in a MILLION!!! I tease Michael about being my Tennessee cowboy as he has this fantastic twang that just screams "cowboy" to me :0) I have not met Michael in person yet, but someday I will have that great opportunity.  Michael has helped me out in so many different ways with my computer issues and my computer ignorance :0) He is a wonderful supportive, giving man and I thank God for his friendship.  Happy Birthday my dear, dear friend.  Yehaw, it's time to celebrate!!!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Let's Hear It For The Red, White & Blue

Well the 4th of July may be over, but my heart still beats every day for the freedoms that we share in this country. The Stamping Boutiques "Patriotic Audrey" was one of my favorites to color up.  The digi papers I used were from JLJ Designs titled "Stars and Stripes".  If you have not checked out either of these two shops you are missing out on some fantastic images and papers. Affordable and just plain gorgeous!!! I have also entered Patriotic Audrey over at Send A Smile 4 Kids. Now this is a Blog that you can sink your talents into! They are a blog who is dedicated to collecting and distributing handmade cards to children who are inpatient at Children's Hospitals, what better cause to support, so go on over and really check out SAS4Kids.

Happy Birthday

I made this card to celebrate a birthday to wonderful, great, fantastic, loving, supporting guy.  The digi is from Mo's digital Pencil and is called "Strongman". The sayings from Create With TLC.  Paper and ribbon from my stash and the little do dads are from SU.  And of course everything is colored by copics.  One of these days I will put out the recipe, I just always forget to bring it with me when I post.  Sorry 'bout that.  Anyway, I hope everyone had a safe and blessed Fourth of July this year.   I have entered this image in Mo's Challenge for this week.  This image is my take on the Tarzan Movies :0)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Watermelons Everywhere

It's Summertime and ice cold watermelons are everywhere.  This digi from Mo's Digital Pencil called Watermelon Girl and these cards were designed for a dear friend of mine. The papers are from my stash of SU design papers and is the ribbon.  The flowers and brads were won in challenges and of course the images were colored with copic pens.  Thank you for stopping by and have a very blessed, god filled, patriotic Fourth of July.