Friday, August 31, 2012

Design Team Call at Twisted Tuesday!

Hi everyone!

The Twisted Tuesday Challenge blog is looking for more lovelies to add to it's Design Team!

We are looking for at least 7 new DT members.

* You must have a Facebook account. We have a group there, where I post upcoming challenges, we vote for top 3 and we post or creations for the upcoming challenges.
* You have to have had a blog for at least 1 year and be active in posting to that blog.
* You must be available on Mondays by 8pm (central time) (you can post before that, that is just the latest time on the Monday prior to the challenge), to post favorites to our FB group and your creations for the upcoming challenge (the one posted the next day) (that is the latest you can post your challenge creation, of course you can upload them to our FB group before that too)

If you are interested, all you have to do is:
*Make sure you are a follower of the Twisted Tuesday blog.
*Participate in at least 1 Twisted challenge before October 2nd.
*Email me your blog information (so that I can visit and see what you've been up to) by September 25th, at or you may leave a comment on the Twisted Tuesday challenge blog post with a link to your blog.


I can't wait to see your blogs! :)

Until next time...


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Are You a Butterfly Lover?

If not....then look're about to see lots of butterfly "eye candy"! *giggle*

I made these cards and "Candy" (accents) for a SplitCoast Swap I am in.
My friend Linda is the host of this great swap. I hope she likes my creations :)

 Here are my black and white cards. I used a Swirl Cuttlebug folder on the black card stock, added some white satin flower trim and some 10mm silver brads. I love black and white cards and really like how mine turned out. Oh, and the sentiment.....well, I thought since it was black and white that it could be used for a wedding/anniversary card. What do you think?
And here is the butterfly "candy" I created. Instead of sending 6 to 8 of the same pieces in a bag (We had to create 6 bags of 6 or more butterflies), I gave a variety! The larger butterflies and light blue one are cut with the Indie Art Cricut Cart. The 3 smaller ones are punched with the SU! butterfly punch. Then I sent 2 stamped images along. I like variety! :)

Now, I can't wait to see what I get back! Yea!

Until next time...


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Are You Game?

It's the's Dueling time!

This month Jeanette and Kelly wanted to see if we, Darlings, were "game"....since it's National Scrabble Week (who knew?!)

Jeanette sent a great kit. I've never seen the image she sent. It's by Art Impressions...

Also, they threw in a little extra challenge. They wanted us to try something new with our kit....something we've never done before. Well, believe it or not, I've never made a card fold like this before....


I know right, what took me so long?! I love this fold. I made the card 6x6 in size. I LOVE the embossed card stock Jeanette sent! I've gotta get those Tim Holtz folders!!!! :)
There was also a scrabble tile, ribbon, prima flower and brads in the kit (and other lovely Tessa Collins Freestyle Collection papers too) that I just couldn't fit in. Once I started with the star theme...I couldn't stop. :)

Thanks Jeanette for this kit! I loved the extra challenge too. I can't wait to make more of these style cards!
Be sure and check out the other Darlings creations for this Duel. Their blogs are listed in my left sidebar.

Until next time...


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Are You Blue?

Hello Everyone!
How is you day going?
I hope you are well. Thank you for stopping by!

This week's Twisted Tuesday Challenge asks the question....Are You Blue?
Find the challenge here:

The Twist is we want you to try and use only 1 other color besides blue in your creation.
I think this trinket box I made for a special friend goes other color is brown/tan....

 This started out as a plain wooden box from Hobby Lobby.
 I got out the Modge Podge and went to work "pasting" on different papers.
 I love the glossy coat the Modge Podge added.
Then, of course, I had to add some bling.....well, a lot of bling and pearls!....oh, oh, oh, and flowers!
 Here's a close up of the flowers. I painted every so lightly the leaves to go along with the other colors of the box. The bright green just stood out too much. The flower/medallion in the background with the pearl middle is a piece cut from patterned paper.
So, for my first altered box.....I think I did alright and I am HOOKED! I gotta get another and make it for myself! :)

(the inside and bottom I painted dark brown and added some goodies for Lisa inside. :)

Until next time...


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Crafty Gals Birthday Hop!

I'm late! I'm late!
Forgive me Carolina! Today is the day to post our creations for the Crafty Gals Blog group hop. My mojo was MIA! My card just wouldn't come together and I wasn't happy with anything sooooooo, I turned to my love of scrapbooking to pull me through! :)

Carolina (our hostess this month) wanted to see birthday creations with an animal, the colors red and blue and 4 shapes. Whew! I think I got it all in.
Here's what I created:

A very simple 12x12 page. My papers are from the DCWV Celebration stack. I cut the "1", "2", and "3" pieces from one of the pages and I popped them up on dots. The red strip is SU! real red textured card stock. I used my EK zig zag punch on the striped paper to mimic the green rick rack trim I added to the corner. I added some ink around a few of the edges and buttons. Now, all I need to add is some birthday pictures! :)

Thank you Carolina for a fun challenge! I love your idea!
Please go and check out the other Crafty Gals creations. Their blogs are listed in my right sidebar.

thanks so much for visiting today!

Until next time...


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Two Firsts for Me

Hi People!
Thanks so much for visiting my little blog. :)

First off, I want to tell you that if you don't participate in the Twisted Tuesday challenge this week.....well you are just missing out completely! Because.....................IT'S A FREE FOR ALL! You can submit anything you like. Anything Goes!!! So go over and check us out. We want to see what you're working on!!!!

I have been working on some different things lately.
One is a magnet bookmark. I found the tutorial on SCS. I also hosted a Secret Sister swap where part of the goodies you send your Sis had to include one of these darling things. Well, here is what mine looked like that I sent to my Sis:

 (above pic) Here's the front. I cut chipboard with my Spellbinders deckled rectangle die and then some DCWV cupcake paper and then distressed the edges. I added a cupcake image and some tiny chocolate rick rack trim.

 (above pic) this is the inside....shows the ribbon (attached with scor tape, folded under and adhered to itself then adhered to the shipboard) and magnets.
Here's the back. I just used my circle punch on the patterned paper.

I like how it turned out. Now, to make one for myself! LOL


Here's one other "first" for me. I participated in a jar swap on FB. We just had to find a quart jar of some kind. Decorate it and add goodies to the inside. Here's what I sent my Sis:

I attached the lace with tape on the back so my Sis could remove it and use it if she wanted. I also included some of that lace in the jar. I added some brown tulle also.
The inside was packed to the top! I sent her lots of ribbon, trim, brads, flowers, punch outs, die cuts, tags, lots and lots of charms, buttons, stamped images and more misc. embellishments.
This was the decoration for the lid. I cut some cream felt to cover the gold lid. Then I die cut some fabric and stiff sprayed it. A button and some fiber finished off the flower.

I really enjoyed both of these swaps I was in!

Have a great day

Until next time...