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Saturday, August 31, 2013

First Crochet Slippers

Here they are my first pair of slippers for the Mystery Crochet A long! I am so pleased they turned out the same size! I feel like I am actually accomplishing something good when that happens. I sized them for my daughter but they were a little big for her as you can see in the photo, but when my dear hubby heard I was crocheting slippers he said he wanted some so we ended up having him try them on and what do you know it was meant to be, Mr. Cinderella has found his slippers... ha ha!

Friday, August 30, 2013

August Crochet- A- Long 2013

Here it is the August square for the CAL 2013 at Ravelry.com

Crochet Hand Mitts

Another first for this month! 

My first crochet Hand Mitts! The last of my projects in Crochet Summer Camp from Slugs On The Refrigerator's blog. I know I will be using these this winter I really cannot stand gloves and these will not only keep my hands warm but free my fingers for typing and texts! :D

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I'm A WEINER!!!! I mean Winner!!!

Top 3 Badge

 I am so excited I made Top 3! For this beautiful embossed, with punched out flowers and a gorgeous digi from the Garden set at Digistamps4Joy!

 Artistic Inspirations W- Winners Top 3: Angela B

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Beginner Crochet Flower

Crochet Summer Camp is coming to an end. With just one more project to go. :( I think we need Fall camp, it has been a lot of fun!  Here is my  latest finished project from the course.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Popsicley Deliciousness!

I feel crafty mojo running through my veins this weekend!! Woo-hoo! Having a blast! I decided to mosey on over to the Fabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and see what kind of challenges I could attempt today.

Just so happened there was this cute tutorial on how to make a Popsicle shaped card. It is so easy! For my card I used the phrase "You Warm My Heart", the scalloped oval, and on the inside of the card is the cut word "I Love You" all of these were cut out on my Cricut machine. I admit to you now that I did not break out the Cricut machine today, I know its almost like cheating, but I already had all of these cut from some Valentines I had made a few years ago for cards that I had sent to our soldiers. Love it when I can use up some of my stash! :)

The Popsicle stick was the hard part to find. I heard the ice cream man music playing, as we always do on Saturdays in the summer, we scrambled for our dollars, run outside and he's already passed the house and he's not even driving slow enough for anyone to be able to get anything without chasing him down the street. So we gave up on that.

Then I remembered my hubby bought me something for Christmas that had some glue and I remembered seeing Popsicle sticks, I searched through every little box of stuff I have stashed here and there. I finally found it and it was just one stick. But hey, I was able to finish my card, punched the corner with my circle scalloped punch to give it that bite. And what a YUMMY delightful card I have to give to my sweetie when needed!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Cyber Crop!

So there I was surfing the internet for challenge sites and there she was, Home! Home and Scrapped that is! (giggles) It all started early Saturday morning Australia time, it was late into the night for me here in the states! But I was eager to take part in my first ever Cyber Crop! Every 20 minutes you receive a step by step process of making a Scrapbook page layout, it was so much fun!  Here's my creation during Saturday August 24th's Cyber Crop over at Home And Scrapped!

For my scrapbook page I decided to start on the much needed scrapbook I am to finish within the next month from the past years events for my RVing Good Sam Club chapter of Oklahoma the Modern Wagoneer Sams. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Funday!


Time for some NEW release digi images at Digstamps4JOY! 

Challenges Entered:

  1.  Cheerful Stamp Pad - 2WJFFmixed media - (2nd week) Anything Goes
  2.  Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - 2W - (2nd week) Anything Goes
  3. Craft-Dee BowZ - M, E3, project must have bow - (August) Anything Goes with Handmade Bow
  4.  613 Avenue Create - W -  Challenge #34: Anything Goes (Or Create your own Challenge) I chose COLUMN 1- Patterned Paper, Sentiment, Image
  5.  Challenges 4 Everybody - 2W, 3E - (2nd week) Challenge #27: Always Anything Goes (listing ends 30th August 9:00 p.m.) Presently DT Call.
  6.  Robyn`s Fetish - W -CHALLENGE # 174 - Rectangle Cards Only.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Your My Favorite!

I made this note card to enclose with my Mystery Mouse gift. I joined a Mystery Mouse Swap over at Paper Craft planet in the House Mouse group. I am so late, as i am late to everything, my wedding, my mother's funeral, I am always late, late, late!  I hope she likes it!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Mystery Mouse Received!

 I received this adorable handmade card and bookmark from my Mystery Mouse over in the House Mouse group at Paper Craft Planet. I just love these mieces to pieces! Thank you so much Mystery MOUSE!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Toilet Paper Crafts?

In the Cuttle-buggers group at Paper Craft Planet we were challenged to try this technique using toilet paper.You can locate the technique at this website:


The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug it is called Mary Ann. After mine dried, I used an Inky Roller and ran it through my baby blue stamp pad and just rolled it over the embossed toilet paper. The handmade flower embellishment I won back in the Fall of 2010 at a card challenge site called Simply Scrapping Crafts from the Scrapbook Challenge that a girl named Emily was hostessing. SHe hand made me these beautiful fabric embellishments! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Anything Goes at DS4J!

It's time for one of those really easy MC-SQUEEZY challenges 


Your entry can be a card or a paper creation, with no prescribed requirements or themes (except of course for the "no gory/scary creations")! 

Have fun, and we look forward to receiving LOTS of entries!

The challenge starts on Wednesday 21 August, and ends Tuesday 3rd September 2013.

In my card I used an image out of the Garden set, punched up some flowers and with a little embossing made this beautiful creation! 

Challenges Entered:
  1.  Artistic Inspirations - W, E3 - CAS (Clean & Simple)                            Top 3 Badge
  1.  Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - 2W - (1st week) Anything Goes
  2. Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Summer Flowers
  3.  Digi Darla Challenge - W, SIO - #76 Birthday Celebrations
  4.  Imagination Crafts - M, 3E, 7C, SIR to win prize - (August) Flower Power

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Stenciling with Your Spellbinders!

In the Cuttle-buggers group at Paper Craft Planet We were challenged to stencil using your Spellbinders in the Cuttle-bug. For my card I used the stencil shown below. Do you have a Cuttle-bug? Want to know more of what crafty kind of stuff you can do with it? You should join in the challenges at Paper Craft Planet. The Cuttle-buggers are looking for more participants! In my card I used the flower cut border that is at least 3 years old, I cut it when I first received my baby Cricut machine.


 To help me with my card making skills. I am currently in Class 3 of Color Me Creative Classes taught by Suzanne Dean. I am learning how to color darker skin tones at the moment and this image I used as a practice piece. I apologize for the novice coloring.. practice makes perfect right! I am really enjoying the classes, Suzanne is a very classy, smart, talented artist and I can say she is an absolute sweetheart; I have met her in person so I can attest to that! 

She has inspired me to want to take my Copics to the next level, after I feel more comfortable with my skills from my classes my goal is to pursue my Copic Intermediate Certification and help other crafters in my area become familiar with using their Copic markers.

Color Me Creative Classroom

Challenges Entered:
  1. Can You Digi It 2W- #42 Lift Me Up* (Week 2)
  2.  Crafty Sentiments W, 1E, SIO - Colourful
  3.  Going Grey With Scrap-Creations 2W2E - Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Week 2)
  4.  Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 2W, must use something at least 6mts old  & state what it is- Embossing (Week 1)
  5.  Papertake Weekly WFlower Power (floral, image,papers,or embellishments)
  6.  Sweet Stamps W1E, SIO, C10 - #131 Anything Goes

Monday, August 19, 2013

Folding Tea Bags?

No, no, no, we are not folding tea bags. When we say we are making a tea  bag fold there are a ton of different paper or fabric folds that are referred to as a tea bag fold. Over at Paper Craft Planet in the Cuttle-Buggers group they challenged us to make a tea bag fold. I decided to take this challenge! I had no clue what a tea bag fold even is. I google searched online for it and found a link to a Pinterest page with several to choose from. I picked one and went with it. I didn't think I was accomplishing it, but once I had my pieces folded and put together it looks pretty neat.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

New Digistamps4Joy Images!

Heres the latest new release image this Sunday at Digistamps4Joy! She's such a beautiful mermaid! I hope you like the card I made using this image! It has actually been a while since I made a card. I put the paper down and started on some crocheting projects. As usual after a while I get bored of my hobby and have to do something else so here I am making a card. I miss the majority of new release Sunday image release days so I wanted to take part.

Challenges Entered:
  1.  Challenges 4 Everybody - 2W, 3E - (1st week) Challenge #27: Always Anything Goes (listing ends 30th August 9:00 p.m.)
   2.  Lacy Sunshine - 2W, 3E, SIO, Challenge #15 Digi available. (1st week) - Challenge #14 -Girls, Girls, Girls.

3.  The Squirrel & the Fox - 2W, 2E - (2nd week) Challenge #50 Whimiscal

Thursday, August 15, 2013



Random Winner - #5 Angela Bonanno 
Grab This Badge if you Won a Challenge

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Crochet Camp 2013 - Project Bag

Here it is... my finished Summer Crochet Camp Project, the bag! It turned out really big, but it will do fine for tossing in my crochet projects and heading to the lake, the park or where ever! I really love the yarn it is so soft! It is called Baby Bee Sweet Delight. It is a number 3 Light weight yarn .

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Make your own embellishments

New Challenge at Digistamps4Joy

We all love using embellishments of some sort on our cards, and nothing gives more satisfaction than making your own. So I invite you to create an embellishment for your card. You may use anything you like, paper, metal, clay...whatever you fancy...just come and join in the fun.

Challenge #73 runs from 7 to 20 August

For my embellishment I used the straw as my handmade embellishment. 

Challenges ENtered: 
  1.  Challenges and candies - 2W (M in June, July, August), 3E - No.15 - Colours, Smells and Tastes of Summer
  2.  Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - 2W, 3E  No. 46 - Week 1 - Sweet Treats
  3.  Creative Corner - W, 3E  - No.32 - Anything Goes
  4.  Pattie's Creations - 2W, 2E, SIO, include an image – Challenge 73 -Week 2 - Embossing Any Kind

Friday, August 2, 2013

Crochet Camp 2013 - Cherry Potholder

Crochet Camp Project 2013!

 Just love how this pot holder turned out! I can see making more of these in the future!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Winner! Winner! Look at me go!

So excited to see my name among the winners list at Paper Playful. the site where I locate all my card challenges to enter! First win this year, I was pick of Top 3, but their was another that was the actual winner of that challenge. This time I really am a winner! I am a winner for REAL for the first time see here below:

Inklings and Yarns - W - Linky #24 Featured Project: Angela B

 Please let this be a sign that my luck is changing for the better. I am so crossing my fingers right now!