Sunday, October 21, 2012

My Little Budding Musician

Our assignment this month for Mosaic Moments was to use 8 1/2 x 11 grid paper applied to a 12 x 12 page and then add stitching or felt. I chose stitching.  To bring out the gold and purple in the photo, I used Paper Wishes Color Me Paper and colored it with chalk inks. I then added stitching around the flourish in the print, and added music Dazzles, also from Paper Wishes. 

I'm so excited Leyda is taking band this year! Neither of Tony's kids got into music and now, once we move back to Virginia, I'll be able to go to concerts!  I just hope she sticks with it. So far she's loving it.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Winner of the Drawing for My Site - World Card Making Day

Here is the result of the random drawing!  Kim, I will send you your items from my Paper Wishes stash! Congratulations!

List Randomizer

There were 12 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Kim
  2. Fab
  3. CarolJ
  4. Kitty
  5. MsPat
  6. Precious Thoughts
  7. Cheryl
  8. rgcarr
  9. Eomen Hisf
  10. Crafty Patti
  11. pennyd
  12. Rhonda Lynn
Timestamp: 2012-10-07 20:04:57 UTC

Baseball AT LAST!

Just finished a challenge layout of my grandson, Gavin, playing baseball for the first time. He's been watching his brother and sister forever and has been dying to play - it's finally his turn.

This layout challenge was a scavenger hunt - we had a list of 33 things - we were to put as many things as we could on one layout! I got 24.....can you find 24 elements?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Paper Wishes Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paper Wishes*BLOG HOP - we are so glad you are here to help us celebrate World Card Making Day! This year's theme for the blog hop is gardening.

Below is my flower-themed card for the day. I used the new Ebony Color Me Card Toppers from Paper Wishes. I love these so much - you can coordinate them with any paper you may have! I colored this one with colored pencils, blending with Gamsol.  I popped up the sentiment in the middle with foam tape and added the small flower with a brad.

Some card making day trivia for you:
Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, especially popular in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
1 in 6 U.S. households participates in making cards
86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards
92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project

Be sure to check out all the blogs in this blog hop, as well as visit the Paper Wishes message board*as there are lots of things going on there today, all sponsored by Paper Wishes, with some great prize packages! You don’t want to miss a chance to win!

To win a prize package of Paper Wishes products: leave a comment on ALL THE BLOGS and a random drawing will be done to choose the winner. You also must be a registered user on the Paper Wishes Message Board. It's easy! It's free! Just go to and look for the Message Board link on the bottom right corner of the screen and register. I will also be giving away some Paper Wishes goodies to one lucky commenter!

So on with the fun – it doesn’t matter where you start the blog hop, just see where you are on the list and make sure you visit them all and leave some sweetness behind!

Penny at Penny's Page
Nancy at Nancy's Creative Space ----------you are here!
Michelle at Precious Thoughts
Patti Prince at Crafty Patti's Cards
Robin at Red Robin Lane
Jackie at Jackie's Cards & Stuff
Cheryl at Cher-ing Paper Memories
Sam at Never try to teach a pig to sing

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs for a chance to win!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Quilled Calendar Class

I'm taking a quilled calendar class on  Just finished my first page - this series is really beautiful - takes a lot of work but worth it! It's really a combination of quilling and punched flowers. My favorite month is March - lots of months to go before I get there, though!  :) The stamens in the flowers are starburst punches with brown Flower Soft on the ends!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Starting on Christmas Cards!

I went to a crop this past weekend and started making my Christmas cards.  I have two beautiful stamps I bought from Outlines Rubber Stamps before they went out of business.  This partridge in a pear tree was one of them. The other is a cute reindeer - when I make a few of those, I'll post them.


 Of the three this one (below) was my favorite:
I also made a card with the new snowflake template from Paper Wishes. While it takes a little tedious cutting, I love the effect! The snowflakes are made from a vellum with gold script, and I outlined them with gold Stickles, and put a Dazzle in the middle.