Monday, October 31, 2011

Bombshell Party – Wearable/Usable Art Challenge

Hi!  I’m back with a challenge for you!

We all know that Bombshell Stamps are versatile, but let’s see just how versatile they can be!  I am challenging you to use your Bombshell Stamps(rubber or digi) to create a project that is either wearable or usable.  There are tons of possibilities for this.  Jewelry, headbands, barrettes, shirts, candles, wall hangings, clipboards, etc.

You can have a lot of fun with this!

I made a sample for you.:)  I made some charms using Bombshell Angel.


If you win this challenge the charms are yours!(I’ll even make them into jewelry if you want!)

Be sure to post your project in the Bombshell forum before Wednesday night at Midnight(PDT).  Just go to the Gamblers Annon section and look for the Wearable/Usable art thread.

Don’t forget to head over to the forum to check out all of the other challenges and games, too!  There are lots of prizes up for grabs!

Thanks for looking!  Hope to see you over there!


Bombshell Scavenger Hunt!

The Bombshell Forum re-launch party is getting underway! 

I’ll be back later today with a challenge for you, but first I wanted to let you know about the Bombshell Scavenger Hunt!

All you have to do is visit the Bombshell’s blogs and look for the Senora Muerta logo.  It will be hidden.  But, it should be hidden in a post involving Bombshell Stamps, so that will help narrow down your searching a little on the blogs.  Once you’ve found Senora Muerta on as many blogs as you can then you’re going to need to email Glittery Katie at and let her know the addresses of the blogs and the dates of the posts you found them in.  There are prizes up for grabs to those who spot the most logos! 

And yes, I do have a Senora Muerta logo hidden somewhere on my blog, so get looking!:)

See you later for more fun!  Don’t forget to check back at the forum from time to time to see what new games and challenges have been posted.


Squigglefly Challenge #122

The challenge beginning today on the Squigglefly Challenge blog is “Tickle My Fancy”!  That’s right, you have to make a funny card this time around.:)

I chose to use the Squigglefly image Gassy Gramps by Marlene S.



The look on his face cracks me up!

Sentiment was computer generated.  Paper from Crafty Chaos Designs.

Thanks for looking!  Hope you can play along with the challenge!:)


Sunday, October 30, 2011



Bombshell's Forum has been upgraded and we're having a party!!!

Join us in the Gamblers Anonymous section of The Casino at Bombshell's Forum for a party!

There will be games, challenges, and prizes!!!

Come celebrate Bombshell style! The party starts Monday, October 31st and runs through Wednesday, November 2nd!!!

Can't wait to see you there!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pink and Green Ribbons

I’ve been meaning to do this post all month.  Most people are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but a lot of people don’t know that it’s also Depression Awareness Month, which is symbolized by a green ribbon. 

Both of my grandmothers had breast cancer.  One of them is a survivor.  My other grandmother received treatments for her breast cancer, but they didn’t get rid of all of it and it spread to her lungs and killed her.

Please remember to do your monthly self-exams.  And if you’re over a certain age, please don’t put off having your mammograms.

I made this card using Lynne Stansbery’s Shy Bear-Show Your Support image and Marlene’s Hope ribbon.



I think I’m going to give this card to my surviving grandmother, since she’s a bit attached to anything with a pink ribbon on it.

On to the next card.  Most people know someone who suffers from depression, whether they realize it or not.  I myself have struggled with it.  One of my friends killed herself.  Multiple others have attempted it.  People who have never been through these kinds of things often struggle to understand the how and why of it all.  Well, honestly, I don’t expect people to understand completely.  But what I do appreciate is a non-judging ear.  Someone who is quick to listen, but not quick to dismiss my feelings as trivial.  And if I don’t feel like talking, just knowing that someone is there for me, and that they really do need me in their life helps a lot.  Just some personal feelings of my own.

Please, tell the people you love that you love them.  Make sure they know that you are glad to have them in your life, that they really are needed.


Thanks for taking the time to read this post, it means a lot to me.



Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bombshell Monthly Challenge

Hi.  Today I’m showing you the card I made for the Bombshell Stamps – Ms. October’s Challenge.  Ms. October is the lovely Paula, and she chose the challenge of “Think Pink” – to use the color pink in our creations.  Remember, you can enter your challenge on the blog and on the forum for extra chances to win.  Also, don’t forget about the upcoming forum re-launch party.  It’s going to be fun!

I used Bombshell Angel from Bombshell Stamps.

I also made this for the card sketch challenge on Smeared and Smudged.  I really liked this sketch.:)



Thanks for looking!:)


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ADFD Challenge #29

I really have to stop this last minute stuff, lol.  This is for Challenge #29 at A Day For Daisies - “Use Your Noodle & Add Some Doodles!”



I just love this image from A Day For Daisies!  So sweet.:)

Thanks for looking!


Week 14 Heart Journal Pages

Hello.  I’m back again.  The challenge for this week’s journal pages was to use only two main colors.

Here’s mine, using two purplish colors…


And here’s my daughter’s page…


She used markers.  I used artist blending chalks.

Thanks for looking!


October Bombshell Sketch Challenge

Yes, I do realize it’s almost the end of the month.  I have been running behind on everything all month.  It has been crazy.  Let’s hope November is a kinder month.  Anyway, I wanted to show you the card I made for this month’s Bombshell Sketch Challenge.

I used Rose’s Portrait from Bombshell Stamps.



I just used a white gel pen for the sentiment.  Paper from DCWV.

Remember you can enter your cards on the blog and on the Bombshell forum.  Speaking of the forum… there is going to be a re-launch party for the forum starting Monday, so you definitely don’t want to miss that.  There will be contests, prizes, and lots of fun!  Be sure to check it out!

Thanks for looking!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Sassy Progressive Relay Round 3

Well I’m getting this one in a little earlier than the last one.:)  The challenge this round was to “Use Steampunk Victoria to create a project that is Victorian or Vintage!”  Visit Sassy Studio Designs for more details.





Hopefully this is Victorian/vintage enough.

Paper from CCD.

Thanks for looking!


Blog Candy Winner!

Hello!  I’ve stayed up so that I could draw the winner for my blogiversary blog candy.:)  I used trusty old to determine the winner.  Drum roll please….

True Random Number GeneratorMin: Max: Result:2

The 2nd entry was:  Croms' Cubby Hole!  Congratulations!  If you could please email me your mailing address I’ll try to get your package out to you right away.:)

Don’t be discouraged if you didn’t win this time.  I’ll try to have another giveaway in the future.:)  Thank you to all of you that entered!

Thank you for all of the support and comments over the past 2 years!  I really do appreciate it!



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Week 13 Journal Pages

Lucky Number was the theme for this past week’s journal pages, so we were supposed to base our page on a number that was significant to us, whether it be lucky, or unlucky.

9 is my favorite number.  I have various reasons for this, but one reason I love this number is because my children’s names begin with I and X, thus forming the roman numeral for 9.  Also, my husband and I have been married for 9 years.:)


Of course, my daughter outdid me with her page this week…


Now every Friday she asks me what the new theme is and goes off to create her own journal page.:)

But my son couldn’t be left out.  I walked into the front room and found him “doing some cwafting” ,he said…


(don’t worry, I took the Cropadile away before he could hurt himself)

Now we just have to get my husband to join in, lol!

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sassy Progressive Relay Round 2

Wow.  I started this project yesterday, but I’m still getting this in close to the wire.  Ugh.  One day I’ll get something done in plenty of time.  Anyway, the challenge for this round was:  “Create a project using Steampunk Amelia plus a clock(s) and/or gears!”  Please visit Sassy Studio Designs for more details about this relay and celebration.:)

Of course I couldn’t just do a quick and simple card… I just had to try something new.  Silly me.  I can now say I have made a napkin fold card…






Sorry about all the pics, it’s a huge card!

Romance and Steam papers from Crafty Chaos Designs.

The clock on the front of the card was made from a lid of a tin can, which makes it qualify for the Smeared and Smudged Junk Funk Challenge for this month.:)

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Freebie…Just Because

Hi.  I felt like sharing today.:)  I made this a while back from a picture I took of my dad’s first sunflower to bloom this year.(he plants sunflowers every year along the edge of his garden)

I used the image to make a set of ATCs to swap at Stampaway in August.  See here…



I enjoyed playing with the image, so I thought you might like it too!


Click on the image and right click to save it.  Feel free to use it in your crafting projects.  All I ask is that I get credit for the image, and a link back here(if possible).  If you do make something with it would you please let me know?  I would love to see how you choose to use it.:)

Thank you!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Sassy Progressive Challenge Round 1

I’m getting this in a little late, but I had to play along with this.  Sassy Studio Designs is celebrating 500 followers on their PCP group, so they’re hosting a progressive challenge right now.  The first round of the challenge was to make a project with Steampunk Josephine using metal embellishments.  Here’s my card…





Cool steampunk papers from Crafty Chaos Designs.

Squigglefly Challenge #120

Hello.  The challenge this week at the Squigglefly challenge blog is to Face Your Fears.  I chose to focus on a common fear, one that many of my friends have.  Arachnophobia.  I myself am not super afraid of them, but if one dropped down in front of my face I don’t think I’d be too happy about it.

I used Marlene’s Eek! Spider! image from Squigglefly



I just love this poor little girl’s face.

Inside of card…


Paper from Martha Stewart and DCWV.  Tissue tape from Tim Holtz.  Front sentiment stamp is Martha Stewart.  Corner punch from EK Success.  Inside sentiment from Create with TLC.  Spider punch from Studio G.

So…what are you afraid of?  Hopefully you’ll play along and let us know.;)

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Trying to Catch Up

I’m so behind on things.  Part of the reason is that I’ve not been feeling well for the past 2 months(mostly severe allergies).  And another reason is that I have to have a costume done for my friend to wear to the renaissance festival this weekend!(I’ll be going dressed up, too)

So, I’m sorry, but I’m going to cram several things into this post.

First off, I have the privilege of being the Guest Designer this month on Smeared and Smudged.  I even have my own challenge for the month there.  You should totally check it out and play along! *wink wink nudge nudge*  It’s a color challenge.  Here’s the card I made for it…


Paper from Crafty Chaos Designs and DCWV.  Tree image from The Graphics Fairy.  Grumpie stamp and winged heart stamp from Smeared Ink.

Next, I never got around to posting last week’s journal page, so here that is…


The challenge was Bloom and Grow(they featured this page on this week’s posting, woo hoo!)

The stamp was a $1 Studio G stamp.

And here’s a page my 7-yr-old daughter made to go along with the challenge…


And that brings me to this week’s journal page.  This week’s challenge was to use watercolors, or similar looking techniques.


I used watercolor paints on sticky back canvas, and then applied those to my page.  The awesome stamp is from Smeared Ink.(colored with my Copics, and a little sparkle added)  The words are song lyrics from Your Betrayal by Bullet For My Valentine.  I actually got to see them and meet them earlier this year! *swoon*

Close up…


And here’s the page my daughter made for this week…


And I think that’s all I’ll try to squeeze in…for now.;)

Thanks for looking!


ADFD #28 Challenge

This is so last minute.  I just kept forgetting when the challenge ended.  Well, it ends tonight!

This is for A Day For Daisies Challenge #28 - “Gimme Some Texture!”


I think he’s a cute little lizard.:)

Paper from DCWV and Martha Stewart.  There’s flocking, embossing and yarn on this card, so hopefully I incorporated enough texture for the challenge.

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

You Can Help!

Most of you are already aware of Betty’s situation right now.  If not, please go HERE and read about what’s going on. 

I can’t imagine the level of stress this family is under right now.  But that’s where we can help, at least with some of it.

Simply Betty Stamps has awesome clear, rubber, and digi stamps available.  If you’ve ever wanted to try their stamps, now would be the opportune time.  If you cannot afford to buy a bunch of stamps right now, then there is another option.  They’ve set up a donate button where you can donate any amount that you’re able to.  I know most of us are not wealthy people(I’m not!), but even if you just sacrificed one cup of coffee, or a magazine off the newsstand, it could make a difference towards the medical costs they’re going to have to face.  Every little bit helps, and it really does add up.  Plus, Betty doesn’t want you to go away empty handed, so if you do donate you will receive the awesome Zander digi stamp(seen to the right on the button linking you to Simply Betty’s blog).

And if you’ve done all you could already, then you rock!  And if you still want to help, then you can continue to spread the word about this.  And you can make a card to send to Christian to help encourage him through this.

Also, I found that there is a blog hop that started today.  It begins at Crafty Sprouts, and there are things along the way that are up for auction to help raise money for this cause. 

Thank you for reading this.

Big Hugs,


Monday, October 3, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge #118 – Paper Piecing Pizzazz

Hello!  I have the privilege of filling in for a while on the Squigglefly DT!!  I’ll be playing along with Marlene’s Marvels.:)  This week our challenge is Paper Piecing Pizzazz.  Visit the challenge blog for all of the details.

Here’s my card using Octi-Thanks by Mark Hicks from Squigglefly.




I love this guy.  He’s so cute!  I paper pieced the words, his hat, and the fish with some Echo Park paper.  Other paper is DCWV.

Make sure to check out the other projects and play along!

Thanks for looking!