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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Crochet Santa Coaster

This adorable holiday project is supposed to be a coaster. No, he doesn't look like the finished project either, but he resembles it (giggles). My crochet projects are all going to the Island of Misfit Toys and What Nots. I just keep trying that's all I can do.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Mystery Crochet A Long #1

Hello my friends and followers! I sure hope you had a wonderful holiday! I enjoyed the company of my family, my son, daughter, husband, and my older brother with his two sons. It was a fun filled holiday with lots to eat! 

Aside from holiday preparations and since my brother has been staying with us off and on right now I have been trying out other projects while I am out of the craft room away from my paper crafts. This little crocheted project was a MCAL or Mystery Crochet A long. I started it after everyone had already revealed it so I already had an idea of what it was supposed to resemble.. it's close.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Waiting For Christmas

Waiting For Christmas at Stamping Dragon Designs. this week I used Rupert Brings the Tree. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Crochet A Gekko!

I needed a small quick project to whip up during a movie with the family. So I found this adorable Gekko pattern to try. This is my first attempt.. and as usual he looks a bit different than the pattern's photo.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

There's Something Magical About Christmas..

There is something magical about Christmas this year, and that is the wonderful digi's at Digistamps4Joy! Come celebrate this weeks wonderful new images at Digistamps for Joy Store! Here's the card I whipped up for the challenge at the Digistamps For Joy Blog, the digi is Illegal Parking Zone colored with my Copic markers, used my Pearl Ascents, and some Flower soft, added a tag and a beautiful recycled silk bow for some festive touches.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Heard A Bird Sing

Theme: Heard a Bird Sing at Stamping Dragon Designs!

In this card I used Stamping Dragon Designs digi Finch on a Branch, other than that I colored it using my Copic markers. I was in a hurry so nothing fancy here besides the coloring.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Daughter's 1st Quilt

My daughter is in her last year of high school. She is taking a class called Textiles. In her class she has made some of the cutest little things. I am so impressed with how much she has learned about sewing! I am telling you she can teach me a few things! This is the Quilt she made in class. It turned out so BEAUTIFUL! I am so proud of her! When we bought the matierial I was apprehensive that she would be able to work with it, but she showed me!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Medium Mystery Crochet Along Finished!

I finished my Medium Mystery Crochet Along this last summer but I have been so busy that I hadn't uploaded the finished blanket. Mystery Crochet Along patterns were posted on a Facebook group I am a part of. This is my second project with them. So far there have been 3 projects as far as I know. This Afghan, It is a little off I had to make 2 extra squares so I'm not sure where I messed up. It was my first ever Afghan made with squares. It is more of a lap-ghan I think they call it. I'm short stuff so I just love how it turned out.!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

DS4J New Digis!

I used two images, the brush stroke frame and the girl Turbin Trish and merged to make this beautiful card. I punched corners and top it off with a bow & liquid pearls. To get these images you must go to Ds4J Shop and get them! Be sure to let the Artisits know where you seen their images! :D 

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thank You, Josie!

 How mice is this! Yea I said MICE, because this adorable card was sent to me from Josie. I met Josie in the House Mouse Stamps group at Paper Craft Planet. I truly ADORE House Mouse stamps. I REALLY DO WANT THEM ALL! Josie this was such a sweet surprise! Thank you so much for thinking of me this holiday season. This little ornament is going on my tree this year! My favorite ornaments are handmade!! 

One of these days I will do a post about my handmade ornaments. IF I could ever get my tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving! Ugh! We plan to put the ol' burnt out Pre-lit artificial tree up tomorrow. Hooray! Hip Hip... Oh your not doing it with me.. okay then.. EMBARASSING!!! (giggles)

Thanks again Josie you really made my day!

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 7, 2012

DS4J Calendar

It's time for our 2013 calendars! Don't have one yet? GO to Digistamps For Joy shop and find your perfect image for your calendars!

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Anything Goes!

There's an Anything Goes challenge going on at Stamping Dragon Designs... Check it out! For my image go to Buy SDD Images here:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside

Brrrr.. It is winter here in the states and to celebrate Digistamps For Joy has another fun challenge for you this week! Check it out!

For my card I used the digi image called Sonia In Wintertime , colored the image using my Copic markers, paper punched the snowflakes, embossed part of a Christmas tree, applied some gems on the snowflakes and topped it off with some flower soft on the image and a beautiful bow with some Tulle.

Challenges Entered:

  1.  ABC Challenge- Holiday cards with Bling
  2.  Artistic Inspirations- Anything Goes
  3. Bunny Zoes Crafts- Winter 
  4. Lady Annes Challenges- Anything Goes
  5. Cheery Lynn- Happy Holidays  
  6. Craft Your Passion- Snow 
  7. Created With Love- Christmas Blues
  8. Hooked On Craft- Christmas No Red/Green 
  9. Squigglefly- Winter Wonderland
  10. Pretty Little Ribbon- Christmas 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Anysoldier.com Received Holiday Card Swap

 1st Set!  
Here they are! My received cards from the Anysoldier.com Holiday Card swap. I sent in 40 cards, 20 of them consisted of my Paper Filigree handmade ornaments and the other 20 were either store bought or up-cycled cards. You can view in an earlier blog posting. Here's what I will be sending my soldiers!

2nd Set!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

DS4J New Releases!

Here she is Gwendolyn. I colored her using Copic markers embossed the card front, some sticker flowers, glue on a 3 D butterfly, and topped it off with some tulle and a cute little bonnet.

The artists at DS4J have been busy creating some super images for you! 
Note: The artists' name is in brackets. Click on the category link to take you directly to the shop. 

Airplane (Jen) (Boys & their Toys)
Tap dancing Tammy (Jen) (Cutie Pies)
Christmas hearth (Margy) (Holidays)
 Love birds (Margy) (Animals)
Gwendoline (Jen) (Teenz)
Victoria (Jen) (Teenz)
Panelled room (Margy) (Backgrounds)
Two-wit twooo (Margy) (Animals)
Sahara (Jen) (Teenz)

All of these images are now available in the DS4J Shop

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Digistamps 4 Joy New Release Sunday

NEW RELEASES - 25 November 2012

Here are our new releases 

Our artists have been busy creating some super images for you! 
Note: The artists' name is in brackets. Click on the category link to take you directly to the shop. 

Bathing Buddy (Jen) (Cutie Pies)
Fairy Lilly (Jen) (Fantasy)
Punkette Petite (Jen) (Cutie Pies)
 3 Little maids (Jen) (Cutie Pies)
Mummy dummy (Jen) (Divas by design )

Furry friends (Margy) (Animals)

Button set (Margy) (SETS)
(set of 8 separate images)

The DT were given 2 images to play with, and here are their wonderful creations!

The DT used the image "Button Set" drawn by Margy


Margy created this card

Images used:  

"Button Set" merged with "Walkies", Shopping Diva" and "Shop front"

Our artist Jen created these cards with her own images

"Fairy Lilly"

"3 Little Maids"

"Mummy dummy"

  Thanks for visiting and we hope you enjoyed our showcase!
 All of these images are now available in the DS4J Shop.