Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Get out that embossing powder

I don't know about you but I often have trouble creating a manly card but this time this came together so quickly.

My turn to share a project over at ScraPerfect blog.  Please jump over to the blog to see my quick and easy tutorial on how to make this card.

Thank you for looking and please come back again soon.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Something old becomes something beautiful

My turn to share a project on the Chattering Robin's Blog.  I found an old and grungie clipboard and repurposed it into something beautiful.  Please check out the Blog for my tutorial on how to create this.  It takes a little time and effort but oh so worth it.

Thank you for stopping and have a very Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

New card challenge up at ScraPerfect

Time for a new card challenge at ScraPerfect.  This is the card I made for the challenge so please check it out at  The card does not need to be a Christmas card so jump right in and take the challenge.

There is a prize, which is a small bag of goodies from the Design Team plus FREE SHIPPING for one order at  (Sorry, free shipping is to the US mailing address only; $5 discout to international addresses.)  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

New Challenge up at ScraPerfect

Can you believe we are in the 12th month of the year?  This year has just flown by.  Time for a new challenge at ScraPerfect Blog.  You need to hop over to the blog to see what the challenge is and to jump in as there is a RAK that will be given to one person at the end of the month.

Here is my layout but you need to go to the Blog to see what the challenge is.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Pinecone ornament

I am sharing how to make this beautiful, fun and easy pinecone ornament on Chattering Robin's Blog
today.  This takes a little time to create but oh so worth it.  Please check out the Blog
to see how to make one or multiple ones to give as gifts.

Monday, November 21, 2016

What a great cleaner

If you know me you know I hate to throw good things away, so I found a way to reuse these pills bottles.

This is the before photo.  The bottles with all their glue and labels on them.  They were very sticky and I wanted to be able to store my Dew Drops inside so I had to find a way to clean the bottles us.

I squirted some of the Best Cleaner Ever ( on the bottles and with very little effort all the glue and excess paper came right off.

My nice and clean bottle, already to store my Dew Drops in.  If you have never tried this product you really need to order some.  It works great.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Card Challenge Time over at ScraPerfect

If you love to make cards and love challenges, then there is a new card challenge at ScraPerfect Blog:

Please check it out and I hope you join in the challenge as one person who completes the challenge will be winning a RAK.

Here is my card based on the challenge:

Friday, November 11, 2016

Christmas Ornaments

It is my turn to share my creation on Chattering Robin's Blog.  I made these fun and easy mock off Scrabble Christmas Ornaments.  I love the end result and they were so much fun to make.

Please check out my tutorial on Chattering Robin's Blog, they won't take you long to make these beauties.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Time with a Moose

Good day to everyone.  My turn to share a project over on the Chattering Robin's Blog.  Last summer we met my son and family in the Upper Peninsula to explore the beauty up there.  At one of the stops we came across this moose just standing there waiting for his picture to be taken so our grandsons helped him out.  Please hop over to Chattering Robin's Blog to see what gorgeous papers from the Robin's store I used.  Be sure to check out the store to see other fabulous items in the store.

This page went together so easy and quickly and I love the woodys feel of it.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Some fun cards

I have been doing some of the card challenges over at Creative Inspiration and here are a few of the quick and easy cards I creates.  The first one was so easy and I will put a verse when I am ready to mail it out.


My second card involved one of the things I love to do which is fussy cutting, I cut all the flowers.

I love using my inks and stipple brush to create a different look on the cards.  Fast and easy and oh so much to play with inks.

This last card involved using a mask and the mask I used was to create snowbanks around the trees.

I thank you for looking.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A fun page

I had so much fun creating this page for a challenge at Kitchen Keepsake (KK) and Creative Inspiration (CI). Not always I can use one page for two challenges and this time it worked out great.  KK was a sketch challenge and CI was for something on an image that struck our eye.  For me what struck my eye were all the trees.

This went together to so quick and easy and I love the end result.   All that needed to be done was to add some layers behind the photo, cut out a frame and angle it and then I used a Creative Embellishment die cut which I embossed and then used a MS punch to create the pine flower, cut out the bear with my Cameo and used sticker alphas for the title.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Halloween Is Coming Quickly

Time for a new challenge at ScraPerfect and I sure you are going to want to participate in it.  Please run over to the blog to check out what the challenge is.  I hope to see some of your creations posted in the comment section, I will be checking it daily.

Here is my card

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Halloween Gift Tags

It was my turn to share a challenge over at Creative Inspiration so I challenge you to make a Halloween Gift Tag.  These are so easy, fun and quick to make and so much better than just handing out candy. So make some tags and share them with us over at Creative Inspiration forum.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Falling for you

This time my project for Chattering Robin's Blog is a card.  This card looks awesome standing up but folds up to make mailing it so easy.  Please check out the Chattering Robin's Blog for a tutorial on how to make this card.

This is what the card looks like folded and ready to mail.

Thank you for stopping and don't forget to leave me a comment, I love reading them.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

It's a new challenge at ScraPerfect

We are starting something new at ScraPerfect and I hope you take some time to check out the new monthly challenge. I will be hosting two challenges each month, on the 1st and 15th so please share your projects with us. Please join us at the ScraPerfect Blog.

The first challenge is a layout challenge and would love to see you page using fall colors.

This is my page.

It's that time again

It is time for Design Team try outs for The Robin's Nest.

This time I made a card and what is so unique about this block card is that it folds flat so you can mail it.

Start with your colored cardstock and cut one piece 4 1/2" x 12" and cut the second piece 1" x 4 1/2"

Score every 1 1/2 " or at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", 6", 7 1/2", 9" and 10 1/2". Now turn the paper along the short side and score at 1 1/2" and 3".

Now take the smaller piece of cardstock and score it down the middle at 1/2".

Now you are going cut along the lines I have marked with an "X" and remove that area.

This is what it will look like when you cut that area out.

To help you know where to put your glue I have marked a capital A and lower case a and capital B and lower case b. So match the a's up and the b's up and you should have it glued together.

Now take the little piece that you folded in 1/2, which is called the hinge. Put glue on each side of the fold and adhere one side at a time to the block piece. Now it is ready for you to decorate.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Trying something new

I saw and talked with a friend who is doing this, so I thought I would give Smiley 360 a try.   Check it out for yourself.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Halloween Dresser

My turn to share a project on Chattering Robin's Blog and today I am sharing a little Halloween dresser I made.  Please check out the Chattering Robin's Blog to see how to make this.  It is really pretty easy and will look cute setting out on a tabletop or given as a gift filled with little treasurers.

This shows you that the drawers open up to hide little treasurers inside.

The side view.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Just wanted to share a few layouts

These are a few of my favorite recent pages.

Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit for awhile.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sharing with you a couple of little Trick or Treat items I made using products from The Robin's Nest store. Check out the Chattering Robin's blog to see how easy they are to make.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

So very excited

So excited to announce that I am on the Scraperfect Design Team and can't wait to start creating.

Please check out the Scraperfect Blog to check out some of the great projects as well as seeing some of the wonderful products they sell.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Girly, girly layout

My turn to share something girly on Chattering Robin blog so I decided to do a little different shape for this layout page. Please check out the blog to see the products I used and how I made it. Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Girly, Girly Card

The theme this month on Chattering Robin's Blog is a girl theme. I had a very special niece with a birthday so I made this card for her. Please check out the blog to see the paper I used and how I made the card. Thank you for looking and have a great day.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Two handsome boys

It is my turn to share on Chattering Robin's blog and since the theme for July was "boys", I couldn't resist doing a page featuring two of our handsome grandsons. Check out the blog if you want to see how I created the page using products from the Robin's Nest store.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Time for the Card Sketch at Stick it Down

The new sketches have been all posted to the Stick it Down blog and today they have posted all the cards made by the Design Team. This was a fun sketch to work with and I switched mine layout of the design a bit, so hop on over to the blog and see what the sketch looks like.

Here is my take on the sketch

Friday, July 8, 2016

Little boys birthday card

My turn to share on Chattering Robin's Blog and the theme for the month is "boy" so I decided to make a card for a little boy.