Saturday, October 31, 2015

PCC MAgazine inspiration!

Did you know Papercrafterscorner has a Magazine Monday Inspiration each week? Did you know there is a chance to win a prize? Here is this week's inspiration

Here is my card

I remembered I had a pumpkin stamp and thought a black background would be fun.

Please stop over and visit PCC

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

And More

Working on more thank you cards. Yes, I have won quite a few goodies:) I feel it is so important to not only acknowledge the prize but to thank the person who sponsored it. It makes work for me but it is so worth it.

Adding this to Simonsays October Work it Wednesday! 

Thank you!

Every time I win a prize, I send a thank you card using the products I won. I am happy to say that I have sent a lot of thank yous this year!

Here are two that I did last week. I love having new products to use and thank all the blogs and manufacturers who offer giveaways!!

Entering this in Simonsays Work it Wednesday. I love this stamp which I used with embossing powder.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Stamps and Papermaking

I tried something new with one of the sheets of paper I made!

See how I used stamps with papermaking!


Adding this to Simonsays Monday challenge which is to go use a previous challenge. I went back to the Stamptember use a Stamp challenge.

Thank you for visiting me.

Although Breast Cancer Awareness month is winding down, we must continue to focus on spreading the word. Early detection is key!!

I AM A TWO TIME SURVIVOR --- my last occurrance was in 1997!! Yes, you read that right!!

Thursday, October 22, 2015


It is that time of year when i start in on the kids about traditions. I don't care that they are 27 and 31 and both married. These events are import to our family. Pumpkin hunting was always a tradition. We went to the field, checked a bunch of pumpkins out and selected our favorites! Fast forward to last Sunday. DS siad he would come over and do this. He called a place we used to go and was told they did not grow pumpkins this year. Another place was closed on Sunday. So I went to a parking lot where big wooden containers had pumpkins for sale for $2 each. I bought 3 and put them in our garden and the kids hunted for them there. Somehow it did not have the same effect:) but I got a few pics! And I scrapped it.

Adding this to PCC Magazine Monday Inspiration! This scrapbook paper matched the look and feel of the magazine cover!

Preparing for the next show!

I have been busy working on canvases for an upcoming show the beginning of December. I am using paint, paper, stamps, ink, stencils,etc. Almost anything and everything!

I ma hoping these will sell as did the autumn ones. Each one is unique and different.

Adding this to Craft Stamper Make It Take It Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Fact: I have had breast cancer - not once but twice! Both times were found on mammograms! I had a doctor who scrutinized the films with a magnifying glass. I am forever grateful to her. Early detection is key! My last occurrence was in 1997!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Playing With Pulp

I thought I would see what else I could make with paper pulp.

Check out Arnold Grummer's Papermaking Blog To see how I did this!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Golden Years

Here is the current  sketch at My Scraps and More Sketches.

As soon as I saw this sketch, an idea popped into my head. Here is my layout

I have so many fun photos of Bandit on the boat form this summer. He is in his Golden years - approaching 15 in December. Being a retriever, he is a water dog and goes with us almost every time we take the boat out. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Carrying on With Breast Cancer Awareness

This month is breast cancer awareness month.
Here are some facts about breast cancer:

  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year. 

There is good news though. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part to better due to screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.
I am playing along with Colourarte's Orange is the new black challenge. Kind of went outside the box on this one. For some reason I thought of the witch in the Wizard of Oz and her legs sticking out after the house fell on her. I thought of a pumpkin representing mammograms squishing cancer which was represented by the witch.

I made an art journal page --

I played with Twinkling H2Os  which are these fun watercolors in jars. They are shimmery and fun!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to get those mammograms!!

Adding this to hmixedmediamc.blogspot monthly challenge. From the wordsearch, I found the words pumpkin and witch. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Month And Month Long Celebration of Arnold Grummer

This is breast cancer awareness month.You may or may not know, that I have had breast cancer twice. The first time was in 1994 when I was 41. The second time was 1997. The good news is that both times it was discovered by a doctor who diligently checked my mammograms. Early detection is key!

I turned my paper making skills at Arnold Grummer into something different! Here is a sneak peak:

I would love for you to head over there to see the entire project!

Here is the link:

Arnold Grummer's Papermaking Blog

Thank you!!

Monday, October 12, 2015


Watercolors are really becoming a hot item in card making! And, I am jumping on the band wagon!
I made a watercolor background, then also painted the stamped flowers.

Adding this to Simonssays Monday challenge.

Saturday, October 10, 2015


I saw a challenge posted by Scrapourstash called Scaptoberfest. There are 4 different challenges posted by 4 different blogs but you can combine them into one project! This is what I did!

 Scrapourstash required at least 2 kinds of washi tape
Challenge Yourself requires a photo of you
My Scraps and More added a color challenge

And The Memory Nest offered a sketch

And here is my layout

In September, I participated in my very first art show! I was nervous, excited and scared!
My emotions got better after I made my first sale! I even made the poor woman pose for a photo! My son and daughter in law came to offer moral support!!

I combined all 4 challenges using washi tape, photos of me, the colors (the closest I had) and the sketch!

Thank you for the inspiration. I have not been scrapping much lately and this got my mojo going.
Here are the links if you want to play along!

Scrap our Stash
Challenge Yourself
My Scraps and More
 The Memory Nes

Throwback Craft

This week's PCC magazine Monday inspiration got me thinking! I was rummaging throughmy scraps when I found and orange gift bag. For some reason my children's days in elementary school popped into my head.

Did your children ever make pumpkins out of paper bags?? Well, I decided I would do it again! I painted paper with balck gesso and cut out eyes, nose and a mouth. I also added green paint to the stem. I painted a tag with more pumpkins!

Thanks Steph for allowing me to go back in my memories. I might have to go see if I can find any old photos!

Adding this to PCC Magazine monday!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Take the Challenge

I am taking the October challenge with Mou over at Design memory Craft. The challenge is to use Chalkboard paint and an owl. My owl's wing and ears are made of some flannel I had hanging around. I doodled with a white pen on the background.

I think he is a cute little guy!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

World Card Making Day!

We were at the cottage taking the boat out for the season. But here is a thank you card i finished this week!

Adding this to SimonSays  World Card Making Day

Friday, October 2, 2015

It's all About That Paper

Please stop by the Arnold Grummer Blog today where  I will show you how the different recycled papers turn into different handmade papers!!

All About That Paper!!

Thank you for stopping by here and Arnold Grummer's!