Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Best of 2015!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!

This is the final post of 2015 for me!  At Clear It Out Challenge we were asked to pick our favorite card of the year........of course I couldn't pick just one!  LOL

This first one is from March and used Lacy Sunshine!  I sent this to my soon-to-be-born-at-the-time great nephew who was born in July!

This one is from April!  Using Bugaboo!  Had fun making this one!  My 8 year old daughter helped me pick out "monster colors!"

See you all on the flip side in 2016!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Joy to the World!

Joy to the World -- the Lord has come!

This week's challenge at Clear It Out Challenge is ATG (anything goes)!  With Christmas right around the corner, it's a perfect opportunity to work on more Christmas cards!

Our sponsor this week is DeeDee's Digis and Dr. Digi.  My image today comes from DeeDee's Digis.

My paper is from scraps (Basic Grey), markers used were Tombow Art Markers.  A little bit of twine from Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine and viola!  

There will be one more posted challenge for this year on Clear It Out Challenge on December 22nd.

Here's wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Be Joyful!

One of my favorite sketch sites, My Favorite Things, has a new sketch and challenge each week!  I was lucky enough to win once, earlier this year.  I just made my purchase and am anxiously awaiting my package full of goodies!  In the meantime, I'm entering their current sketch challenge!

While I (im)patiently await my order of My Favorite Things goodies, I have used a Unity Stamp Co. stamp on my card today.  The paper is from a giant Christmas pad I've had for too long!  The button, bling and ribbon are from stash, twine is from Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine.

Here is the sketch:

Give it a try and you may be the next winner!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Color Challenge - White

Hey there in blog-universe!  The latest challenge at Clear It Out Challenge is a color challenge.......white!  The stash item is ATG (anything goes)!  Those are my favorite!

Out sponsor for this challenge is Sami Stamps and Di's Digi Stamps.  My image is from Sami Stamps...called Rose Bride.

I colored with my Tombow Art Markers.  Used glossy accents to adhere the Martha Stewart glitter to her dress.  Stash ribbon and doily finish it off.

I've come to discover that this image may no longer be available, but there are SOOOO many others to choose from!!  Be sure to visit Sami Stamps and Di's Digi Stamps!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

It's beginning to look like Christmas!

Hello there friends!!  I took a little hiatus from my blog, but have still been in creation mode!  Busy, busy, busy!!

The latest challenge at Clear It Out Challenge is white and one other color.  The stash item is anything goes.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps.  Quick and easy card!  Used my Tombow Art Markers to color in my candy cane, a Friskers Stamp, some homemade melted perler beads and a couple sequins from Bella Creationz.

Be sure to hop on over and check out the prize being offerred by Bugaboo!!  7 free digis!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Anything Goes with Lacy Sunshine!

Happy First day of September!  Can you believe it!?!?  I know I can't!  Kids are back to school and my oldest child will be 12 on Thursday!  Where does the time go?!?!  Here at Clear It Out Challenge, September 1st means some changes!  All good, mind you!  Starting with this challenge, we're moving to a 2-week challenge, instead of 1-week.  Less challenges, but more time to complete the current one!

This week our Sponsor is Lacy Sunshine, our theme and stash items are both ATG (Anything Goes)!

This sweet baby was colored in with Tombow Art Markers.  I used some stickles, some paper from the scrap pile, a stash button and some Timeless Twine.

I've also paired this up with the My Favorite Things sketch of the week.  

Be sure to enter your creation today, but don't forget you have two weeks if today's not the day!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fancy Folds!

Back from vacation and first day of school......I'm a hot mess!  My card for Clear It Out Challenge was finished, but I forgot to send the pictures!  Has that ever happened to you!?!?  I fee so scatter-brained!

Without further delay, here's this week's creation!  Our sponsor this week is Digital Paper Craft!  Our theme is fancy folds and the stash item is die cuts/punches.  I just realized that I missed that element! 

here is my fancy fold!

Found the tutorial on Pinterest and it was pretty easy!

Used Tombow Art Markers to color in the image, the paper is a new pad I just purchased, MME Happy Day.  The button and stickles are from stash.  Twine is from Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine.  Sentiment is from Paper Smooches, Flap Happy.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Anything Goes!

Anything goes challenges are soooo popular, because there are no requirements!!  Love those kind! :)  Over at Clear It Out, that's what we've got this week!

The DT was able to choose any sponsor so I've chosen one of my favorites, Bugaboo Stamps!

One can never have enough birthday cards!  I used my Tombow Art markers to color this in.  The paper is from my current favorite pad,  My Minds Eye, Here is Happy, the stamp is Inkadinkadoo and the dew drops I purchased online.  The sketch is an oldie but goodie from a few years ago from MFT.  

A nice bright cheerful card on this dreary day in Florida!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Single Layer Card

This week at Clear It Out Challenge it's a single layer challenge.  Using washi tape as a stash item.

Our sponsor this week is Melonheadz.

With School getting ready to start around my household......and our theme this year is Knowledge is Power........I thought this would be a perfect "Welcome back to School" card for my daughter's new teacher!

Single layer, means no additional layers on your project!  So I printed her directly on watercolor paper along with a sentiment.  Colored her in with my Tombow Art Markers.  Next added some doodling around the corners, some distress ink on the sides and then some washi tape at the bottom.  The buttons are from my stash.

It's truly harder than you think just doing one layer!  I wanted to add so many colored backgrounds to this, but had to stop myself!  Have fun with this one!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Purple Challenge

This week at Clear It Out Challenge it's all about the color purple!  I used up some scraps that had literally been laying on my craft table.....I love it when that happens!

The purple polka dot washi tape is from my stash, the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co. and the twine and sequins are both from Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine!

The sweet dragon is brought to you by our awesome sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps!

If you are a crafter, card maker or paper crafter, we are looking for a few good people!  Email for details:!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Chickie!

Hello there, I'm back with another quick and easy project up at Timeless Twine!   I'm sharing a super cute birthday card perfect for your BFF!  

I've used some scraps and bits and pieces of papers for this one.....the image and "hey chickie" are from Paper Smooches as is the paper die. I used my Tombow Art Markers to color in the little birdie! From Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine I used the Firecracker Twine, clearly beautiful sequins and Happy Days Stamps to complete!  I absolutely love how this turned out!

This is my last post as a Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine DT member!  I'm sad to be leaving, but SOOO glad to have been here for the time I was!!  

Sunday, June 21, 2015

What's your style?

This week at Clear It Out Challenge, it's about YOUR style and favorite craft product!  This was easy for me!  My style is CAS (clean and simple)!!  The less bulky the better!  My favorite craft product is just about anything!  I love to use up scraps and older stuff before the newer stuff gets opened!  Another favorite craft product (if you want to call it that) are sketches!  I can start with a sketch and by the finished product it barely resembles the sketch!  This one pretty much matches the sketch, but not all do!

Our awesome sponsor this week (actually 2 weeks) is Lacy Sunshine!  This little guy is called Nibbles the Mouse!

I used up a piece of digital paper left over from another project, some ribbon I've had forever and some brads.  Colored Nibbles with my Tombow Art Markers.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz.

The sketch I used is from MyFavoriteThings, they have a new sketch each week.

Don't forget to check out Lacy Sunshine and get an entry in!  You could win some free images!

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Stars and Stripes!

It's almost that time of year where we honor our country and wear it's colors!  I am up at Timeless Twine Blogspot with a scrapbook layout!

With the kids out of school and the temperatures high, that means it's close to the 4th of July!  We usually are either attending a friends BBQ/Pool celebration or spending time together!

I used Firecracker Timeless TwineStar Sequins and clearly beautiful sequins from Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine!  The background is a piece of plain kraft cardstock.  The paper in the star, the tag, banner flags and strip through the middle were all from a paper pack from WRMK Yankee Doodles.

Thursday, June 11, 2015


The current challenge at Southern Girls Challenge is tic-tac-toe!!  So much fun!!

Sadly I will announce that this is my last post on the DT for Southern Girls!  It has been a great run and thanks for everyone's support!!  With that's my project!

Below is the tic-tac-toe board to use for your project!  I went straight through the middle......twine, gold and mist.  I colored my image with Tombow Art Markers, used a doily to mask the background then sprayed with Glimmer Mist in Sand.  Added a gold button from my stash and some natural white twine and a few clear sequins from Bella Creationz.










My image comes from one of our sponsors, The East Wind.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to leave me some love!  It was a pleasure being part of this amazing DT and I will miss it!  Until next time! :)

The Color Blue Challenge!

This week at Clear It Out Challenge it's a color challenge.  Use anything and everything blue this week!

Our sponsor this week is Doctor Digi.  I colored in my image with Tombow Art Markers.  The background is Bo Bunny Double Dot in Slate.  The blue dotted paper is from scraps and the ribbon is also from my stash.  The silver star brads have been in my possession for just about forever!

Be sure to check us out and get a card entered to win some digis!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

For the Graduate!

This week at Clear It Out Challenge, it's an anything goes challenge!  Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps!  They really have some cute images, including this sweet graduate!

I used my Tombow Art Markers to color her in.  Some scrap patterned paper and black cardstock.  The twine is from Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine in black and white, solid black and lemonade yellow and white.  Don't forget the graduates in your life!  And don't forget to visit Bubagoo Stamps!!

Personally I have an elementary school graduate as of Friday!  It's off to middle school for my oldest and my baby girl is moving on to the 3rd grade!  Where does the time go!

Sunday, May 24, 2015


This week at Clear It Out Challenge, it's a girly theme!  Also use some die cuts in there too!

Our awesome sponsor this week is Karleigh Sue Stamps!  My image today is called Runaway Heart.  I colored her in with my Tombow Art Markers, the paper all came from the same packet that I've had for-ever!!  Making Memories Chloe's Closet!  Sentiment from Unity Stamp Co.  Button from stash and natural white twine from Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Hump Day!

Hey there crafty friends, I am up on the Timeless Twine blog once again with another fun project using Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine!!

With Graduation in full swing everywhere, my fair share of announcements have arrived at my home as well!  I created this cute money holder to send to a fine young man graduating High School.

I found this little lovely on Pinterest.  This is my second one of these, and I still need one more for this year's class!

I used Navy blue and forest green bazzil cardstock, along with some white scraps.  The owl is punched using the owl punch from Stampin Up.  I used the "Oh Snap" stamp setsparkly clear sequins and natural white twine.  Loving how it turned out and masculine enough to give to a young man!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Good morning crafty friends!  This week's challenge at Clear It Out Challenge is an ANYTHING GOES Challenge!

Our awesome sponsor this week is Sami Stamps and my image is absolutely precious!  Colored with Tombow Art Markers, the striped paper is from scraps.  The graphite grey twine, "love" stamp and spring fling sequins are all from Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Technique Tuesday - Stenciling with Glimmer Mist

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's my turn at Technique Tuesday over at Timeless Twine!  My technique today is using a stencil with glimmer mist spray.  I used this technique to create the diamond patterned background paper.

First I chose the stencil and the color of glimmer mist.  This is a Tim Holtz stencil and the color is tuscan sun.  What I usually do is tape the stencil down onto the paper so there is no shifting or moving of the stencil while the ink is still wet.

I used the "Oh Snap" stamp set from Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine!  I used the polaroid frame and cut it out to create an actual frame!  I added a doily, some natural white and orange twine along with some simply beautiful sequins!  The flower and brad were from my stash.

Thanks for checking us out!  You won't be sorry you did!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

National Scrapbook Day Weekend Blog Hop!

National Scrapbook Day Weekend Blog Hop

Happy NSD all!  I am totally excited that you’ve joined us this weekend for this extra special blog hop.  SpiegelMom Scraps and the Southern Girls Challenge Blog owners and Design Teams have united and are aspiring to inspire YOU!  This hop has such wide variety of paper crafting styles and media being used that it’s sure to knock your socks off.   

Jody Spiegelhoff, owns SpiegelMom Scraps, and one of her lovely Design Team Sparklers, Louise is an owner of the Southern Girls Challenge Blog.  Jody and Louise thought having their Design Teams join forces for this weekend would rock!  I think they were right! So, it’s time to grab your favorite beverage (depending on the time of day where you live), a yummy treat and get ready to click & scroll your way to some fabulous inspiration!  

If you’re starting your inspiration adventure here on my blog (Wish I Was Scrappin), you may want to go back and start at the beginning by clicking on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog link below.  I'd love for you to follow my blog and don't forget to comment too!

Here’s your line up!

Rachelle Olaridge (you should have come from here)

Jennifer Shamblin (you are here!)

Tracy Jackson (finish up here!)

  Get ready for some beautiful paper crafting! 

Now that we're through with all the "business" part of the hop, here's my creation!  It's based on the layout sketch that's part of the hop!

My base paper is BoBunny Double Dot in Slate, the patterned papers at the top along with the papers used on the "earth" are all from scraps.  The sun is a sticker turned into a die cut, the letters are chipboard thickers and the earth is just paper pieced together.  The twine and sequins are from Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine and the colored dots are homemade melted perler beads!

Follow along to the next blog and be sure to comment and have fun exploring all the fun paper crafting ideas!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kids' cards!

Good Tuesday Morning to you all!  This week at Clear It Out Challenge it's all about the kids!  Our theme is kids and the stash item is primary things (think primary colors....embellishments, paper, string, etc.)

Our awesome sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps!!  Love their images!!  They have such a variety, you'll sure to find something that you love!

I am absolutely in love with my card this week!  As the name says, I cleared out some scraps from my scrap pile!!  I colored this super image in with my Tombow Art Markers, stamped a scalloped edge piece.  The twine (orange and natural white), sequins and stamped sentiment are all from Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine!  The "acrylic dots" are actually melted perler beads!  

I hope you enjoy my creation this week and get your craft on to get your creation posted for a chance to win 7 free Bugaboo Stamps!!

Good luck!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

May Flowers

With April showers, come May flowers for mom!  Hello there from Clear It Out Challenge Blog!!  Our theme is Mother's Day and the stash item is flowers. 

The paper is all from the scrap pile!  That's how we roll here at Clear It Out!  The bunny is from Bugaboo, colored in with Tombow Art Markers.  The top flower is from stash, the bottom flowers are punched using a Stampin Up flower punch.  The sentiment is from Friskers and the bubblegum pink twine is from Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine!

I used the current sketch from My Favorite Things as well to complete this week's card!