Saturday, December 15, 2012

Brief HI and Happy Holidays

Hi All, and a very  Happy Holidays , to you all. I have not created anything in the past week as I am temporarily set back with Pneumonia, as soon as I get some energy I hope to make a few more Xmas or winter cards before I start on things for next year. So I thought I would just pop in and say a quick Hi and let my few friends know I am alive but moving slowly right now.
Hope to be back soon,
Thanks for stopping by,
hugs
Donna

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

10Th and Final Tag for me for Joans Tag Challenge

HI,  guess who, anyway, here is my last tag I believe, family is chomping at the bits for dinner, and I don't even feel like eating!!

Anyway, almost all products except stamped images can be purchased through Joan's Gardens, HERE,  let me know if I can help or contact Joan, she is always very helpful. 

If you need any inspiration talk a gander over to Selma's Stamping Corner, HERE,  she is wonderful and very talented.

Big hugs
Donna  

Tag #9 for Joans Tag Challenge

Well, I must have been fibbing, as I have two more tags that I made, guess I am feeling better than I thought. So will attach my tag and be on my way, hubby and dog are getting antsy for dinner.
If you want to check out more about the challenge, either check my fist tags posting, or go to Joan's Gardens HERE and check it out for your self.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs
Donna 



8th and Last Tag For Today and maybe Last For Joan's Challenge

Hi, well this may be my last tag, unless I get one or more done later, but that is a big IF. Check out all the information and all the other ladies lovely tags, HERE , at Joan's Gardens weekly Challenges.  And get some wonderful inspiration at Selma's Stamping Corner, HERE.
So I hope you enjoyed seeing them, I certainly enjoyed doing them.
So Here is the last one for now.

Hugs and Thanks for stopping by,
Donna
This card I stamped the branch and colored with distress markers, then stamped the owl on a separate card stock and colored and cut it out with copics and 3D popped it on the branch and well as one of the nuts
The berries are 3D popped at well, and the big eyes of the owl I covered in Glossy accents, it does not show up in the tag, but it does show more in real life!!

Tag # 7 for Joan's Weekly Challenge

OK, the light at the end of the Tunnel, here is tag 7 and one of my favorites, colored with distress markers and copics, glossy accents on nose, stickles on snow flakes, including the big one, and that is all she wrote.
Check it out at Joan's, HERE.  Really enjoyed this weeks challenge, loved using up some scrap paper and the tags just seemed to be easy to create!! Fun too, thanks Joan.

Hugs
Donna

6th Entry Tag for Joan's Tag Challenge

Well, here we are at tag #6, all information can be found on my first tag's posting, or you can just go to Joan's Gardens, HERE, and check it out for yourself and all the details you want!!!
Hugs
Thanks for stopping by,
Donna

My 5th Tag Entry for Joan's Challenge

Hi,
Me again, here is tag #5, all information is on Joan't webstie, HERE.

Three more tags to go! :)
Hugs
Donna


4Th Entry for Joan's Weekly Challenge

Ok, we are making progress, Please read first tag Posting for all details regarding the Tag Challenge, I think I made 8 tags for now, don't know how many more I will get done before the challenge ends, but I do hope to make all my tags this year. Take care for now. This image i paper pieced. The snow flake is plastic and I cover it and the edge of the snow with stickles, piece of Ribbon is across the bottom and the penguins eyes do roll around.
Thanks
Donna

Or click HERE, for Joan's weekly challenge.

3rd Entry for the 42nd Challenge at Joan's Gardens

Ok, here is Tag #3, read future postings for details. Challenge is HERE at Joan's.
Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs
Donna

This is actually two different stamps, Rudolph and the saying are one stamp, and then one day I saw the stamp of Clarice in a store that matched this other stamp and I could not restrain myself. Love that cartoon.

 

2nd Entry for the 42 Challenge at Joans

Hi All,
Well here is Tag #2 for Joan's weekly challenge, which is TAGS, so all mine are usable Gift Tags for presents for my family. I used all scrap paper and supplies around my house,  all if not most of which can be purchased at Joan's. All guidelines and prizes are listed on Joan's website.
Any questions , just ask.Inspiration for projects are on this wonderful site, Selma's Stamping Corner.

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs
Donna

Joan's 42nd Challenge of the Year "Tags"

Hi All,
Been a while for me, have had a bad few weeks health wise again, just can't win, so I have been keeping a low profile.
Anyway, been using up my scraps to make some tags for gifts for the Holiday season, all others supplies vary, most of the items can be purchased at Joan's Gardens, some of the stamped images I have used may not, as they are older images. But all else used can be, distress markers and copics to color, stickles and glossy accents, dies, wonderfully colored papers, I got one package of each color combo and love them,  any questions, just ask as each posting with picture, will be brief, not going to bore each tag with an explanation or listing of product.

Again, hop on over to Joan's Gardens, her website is HERE, and it is a wonderful place to shop and make friends. And of course Selma's wonderful samples always give us great inspiration and they can be found HERE.
Once you get to Joan's you will see the list of guidelines and the prize and such, ENJOY

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs
Donna


Friday, November 23, 2012

Stained Glass Window

Here is another creation I did when I got my new dies in some time ago,  they are from Poppy Stamps, and I love working with these dies.

This one, I used two way tape and glitter, and the glitter does not come off once applied, I can now rub my hand across it and NO glitter comes off, I usually hate working with glitter, but this stuff is great.

I made this card for a Demo for our local store.

Thanks for stopping by.
hugs
Donna

Local Card Swap Creation

Hi All, thought I would post my card that I created for our Local Card Swap.  I have to drop them off today, was time consuming to do, but did it all in steps and then did assembly all at once. The image I stamped is a Lilly Of The Valley stamp, they are so adorable. Colored the image with copics, and the snow flakes with a glitter pen, then did some layers with my nestabilities, and some PP.  The poinsettia was a Marianne Die, and I used this sparkle glue like substance from Martha Stewart, it is thick like paste and when it dries, it dries hard and looks like snow, I am going to try and make a Xmas card with a Tree and put this stuff on, I  think it will look wonderful.  If you have any questions, just give a shout out.
 
We have 12 people doing the swap, so I had to make 12 of the same cards and then we turn them in at the store, and will get 12 cards back all different , I have being doing this for 3 years now and really enjoy all the different cards I get back. Some times I keep the cards and other times I used them or donate them to Operation Write Home.  I am going to donate all my UN used cards from this year, time to clean out the closet so to speak.

Oh well, may be back to show off something else before I get rid of them.

Thanks for stopping by.
hugs
Donna

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

2nd Entry for Joans Challenge #41

Well, it must be a miracle, two weeks in a row I actually got two cards for the challenge done, I don't think I have ever done that, I am usually a last minute person, down to the wire. I can remember as a child, getting yelled at by my mother. I would be given a home work assignment in school, had a whole month to do the report, and there I was at the last minute, running around trying to get the information needed, the only thing we had were encyclopedia's, NO Internet. Kids now a days don't know how easy they have it!! So I guess I have not learned, I still leave stuff to the last minute!! The only difference is now I have no Mother to yell at me, just my husband!!! :)

Oh well, here is my second entry for Joan's Challenge, you can visit the challenge and Joan's site, HERE.

Again, I used scraps from my scrap bin, the last piece of the paper bag, and this stamped image is from Lillie of The Valley. The flower is Memory Box or Poppy Stamps.(Too tired to go look)  :)

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.
hugs
Donna

Happy Thanksgiving and Challenge #41 @ Joans Gardens

Hello everyone, and Happy Holidays to you All !! I can't believe Thanksgiving is here already, I hope you and your families all have a wonderful Holiday, and make sure you all eat all those great family recipes and enjoy the company of all your dear ones!!

This week is Challenge #41 at Joans Gardens, check it out HERE, and also there are the guidelines for the current challenge listed as well, Joan's challenges are wonderful challenges, always interesting and pushing us to think out side the box.  Joan also carries  a wide variety of products, it is a terrific place to shop and make new friends, and of course has Terrific prizes!!

And of course the wonderful Selma, from Selma's Stamping Corner, has an example card she made HERE. Joan and Selma are Terrific crafter's and there is always tons of inspiration running around both of their blogs!!

Attached is my card for the week, and if you have any questions, give me a shout out and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I used a brown bag, that had handles on it, and all Papers I used were all from my scrap pile.

Have a great week and if you are brave and going shopping on Friday, good luck and enjoy!!!

See you all next week,
Hugs
Donna
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wonderful Blog Candy Giveaway

Hi All,
Just a short post to let you all know about a wonderful blog Candy Giveaway, from one of my favorite Stamps group of Design team. Stamps are Lillie Of The Valley, the most darling images!
Check it out HERE, I am trying to put it on my side bar but having issues with Blogger.
Thanks to anyone stopping by.
hugs
Donna

Sunday, November 11, 2012

2nd Card for Joans 41st challenge of the year!!!

Well I did it, I actually got another card done for this challenge, miracle for me of late.
Check out Joan's challenge, HERE, you can see the guidelines and all the other wonderful entries.
Thanks for stopping by.
hugs
Donna

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Challenge #40 At Joans Garden

Hi All, sorry I missed last weeks challenge with Hurricane Sandy hitting our area hard, it has been a stressful week. Luckily we only lost power for
4-5 days, others in our area have lost EVERYTHING, some areas look like a  war zone, so very sad. And luckily we got our power back just as it got cold out, so we did not suffer as bad as others, and we also had a generator, after Hurricane Irene hit here last year, we learned our lesson then, we gassed our cars full the day before and stocked up on what we could, and would need, and I am so glad we did, some folks were waiting in the gas line for 4 hours just to get gas for their generators.
So for us at least the roughest is over, but others have so much to endure. Even my daughter, she works 2 jobs to make ends meet and both her jobs were closed due to no power, no work, no pay, so some how and in some form it did effect us all in this area. Saying many prayers for all those in need!!!

On to brighter notes, for this weeks challenge, maybe I will even be able to make more than 1 entry, that would be a first.

So here is my first entry For Joan's weekly challenge #40, some of if not all products I have used I got at Joan's Gardens or they can be found there, if not, just ask and Joan will do what she can to help you.
For the guideline's and prize for this weeks challenge, just check things out HERE at Joan's Gardens.

And of course we all get some of our inspiration from Selma, from Selma's Stamping Corner, and her sample card for the challenge can be found HERE.  

I have not listed what I use, but if you have a question, just ask and I will try and get right back to you.
Hugs
And THANKS for stopping by.
Donna 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #38

Gee, guess we know it is time for my post for Joan's weekly challenge, did not think that I would get it made it time, one thing after another kept popping up, and It is a Miracle that I got it done. Not sure what I think of it yet, but being as it is down to the wire, I don't have time to Re Do anything!!
Love to build snowmen with my grand kids and dog, so I went with these two stamps, one of a dog and of a snowman, added some trees and snow and that is all she wrote.
Stamped both, colored with copics and cut them out, they are both popped with 3D dots, as well as the frame. Put some snow and glitter on my trees, used some glossy accents on their noses and such, and some wonder fluff on the snowman's hat for the ball at the tip of the hat.  I used one of my spell binders, the grands to cut the frame and I think that is it. Oh, we had to black emboss something, so my sentiment is stamped and embossed with black embossing powder then I hit it with the old heat gun. Thanks and Any questions, just give me  a yell, or email!!
Take care all.
Hugs
Donna
Oops where are my manners, forgot, the wonderful challenge at Joan's Gardens, can be found HERE. Great place for supplies , friendship and wonderful inspiration.
And as usual, Selma's from Selma's Stamping Corner, who's wonderful inspiration example for the challenge, can also be found HERE.

Thanks again for stopping by.
See you soon,
Donna (again) :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Challenge #37 at Joans Gardens!

Hi all,
Well another week, another challenge, always fun at Joan's, check out the challenge and the guidelines  HERE.

Of course Selma, did a wonderful example card HERE, from Selma's Stamping Corner, she is  truly a wonderful inspiration.

I followed the guidelines as best I could, and if you have any questions about my card, just ask and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I used Elizabeth's Glitter to fill in my stained glass window, did a few other versions using colors and they come out so nice!! Love these new dies.

Thanks Joan, as I got my lovely new dies from you, as well as a lot of my other supplies!!
I apologize that my flowers are so small, I did not want them to be too big, and I think I went in the opposite direction and used ones that are too small, and I also may put some black bling in the four corners on the front of the card to dress it up a bit, some times it will take me days of touching up to finish a card to the point that I am 100 percent happy with it. I can not tell you how many times I walk in and out of my craft room and change the card around each time I do, and some times this works and some times it does not!! So I think I still have some more to do!! Such is life I guess.
 
And thanks to anyone that stops by my lonely corner of the world!!! : )
hugs
Donna

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Joans Challenge #36 Create A Scene

Well, managed to finally get my card done, took 5 days, but alas when one does not have ones good health, we do what we can.
Guideline's are HERE, on Joan's Gardens site, all items used on my card can be purchased at Joan's, if you have any questions let me know.
Selma did a wonderful demo card as usual, on her site Selma's Stamping Corner, and that can be viewed HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, sorry for the short post this week!!! See yon next week.

Hugs to All
Donna 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Weekly Challenge at Joan's (35)

Well, Hello all, another week and another Challenge at Joan's Gardens.
I Will list the guide lines below, I hope that I have done well enough by them, I love this new line of Bo Bunny Patterned Paper, very pretty, our local shop got it in, and for reasons I can not fathom, they are not ordering the line, and as they knew that I loved it, they gave me the sample line of paper, just gorgeous colors, very similar to their winter line last year in colors. But last years was also very sparkly, this is not, but still love the browns and the blues.
Anyway, enough of my rambling, again, below are this weeks guide lines, and then I will post my card following it. Will try and give a rough draft of what I used, if you have any questions, just give a shout and will get back to you as soon as I can. Also all supplies I used can be purchased through Joan, and HERE is a very lovely sample card by the wonderful Selma, from Selma's Stamping Corner, she is Joan's one woman design team and gives us all such wonderful inspiration, but we get a lot of inspiration from Joan herself too, she is just as talented!! And does some great video tutorials!!
Happy Crafting.

Thanks for stopping by.
Donna

Bazzil Card Stock
Martha Stewart Punch Punch
Martha Stewart Flower Pnch
Memory Box Flourish Die
Memory Box Tender Leaves Die
Martha Stewart Edge Punch (Patterned Paper)
Spellbinders Die for Label
Sentiment stamp from stash
Distress Inks
Memory Box Inks
And thats all I can think of right now.
THANKS


GUIDE LINES or Hope on over and check it out for yourself!!.

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #35
Use a piece of design paper for background
Use a dimensional flower
Use a flourish
Use a sentiment
You will have until next Thursday (October 4) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project. You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #35. The winner of challenge and will be announced Friday October 5. This winner will win a JustRite Stamp. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year$100 gift certificate drawing.



Friday, September 21, 2012

Challenge 34 At Joans Gardens! And we are HOME!!!

Well, here we are back to reality!! Have been away on a wonderfully relaxing vacation, went to NY state to visit with my Brother, in a house on Lake Keyuka, Hammondsport NY. Weather was gorgeous, fishing was not the best, a cold spell moved in while we are there, which I enjoyed that after this un godly hot and humid summer, but evidently the fish did not!!

Anyway, I am posting about my card that I did for Joan's Challenge #34, enjoyed making my card, I love making Christmas cards, I never make all one kind to send out, I send a whole bunch of different ones out. So this is my first attempt of the season, and there will be many more, I HOPE.

So if you love a fun challenge, head on over to Joan's Gardens and check it out HERE.
You can read all about the requirements there. And if you would like to see the sample card made by Joan's one woman design team, Selma, from Selma's Stamping Corner, check it out HERE, she does fantastic work.

Well, my card will follow, and if you have any questions, just post them and I will answer you promptly. All products I have used can be purchased through Joan.
Bazzil card stock
Marianne Createable Tree Die
Memory Box Snowflake die
Fiskars snow flake border punch
Memory Box Shinning Star
Rubbernecker Snowman Stamp
White Chalk Ink
Stickles
Memory Box Snowflake corner die
Glue and that is about it. All this old brain can remember at this point anyway!! :)


Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs
Donna

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall Challenge #32 at Joans Gardens

Well, now this is my kind of weather, (almost anyway) it is still a bit warm and humid here, but the old temps are going in the right direction for me, DOWN!!

Anyway back to the subject, I may get one more challenge in before we head out for vacation next week, as we are off to the mountains of New York State.
We will be staying at a wonderful place in Hammondsport NY, called Lake Keyuka, which our house is  right on the lake, great views and some GREAT fishing right out the back door! I can't wait. The sunrises and sunsets over the mountain and lake are just breathtaking.

And the weather is much cooler up there already, so I have started to do some of our packing now, as we have to take a lot, I hate running around at the last minute and then you end up forgetting stuff,  and bad enough with all the stuff I need and take, we do most of our grocery shopping here, as food is much cheaper, and I prepare a few of the meals in advance so it is just defrost, heat and eat.
Then, we will also eat out a few nights, and lunches are also mostly eaten out when we are out running around and doing some sight seeing and antiquing, our breakfasts are all mostly at the lake house as well, you know the nice leisurely lazy watching the sun rise type breakfast. And we all take turns cooking and cleaning. Most of the time it is just the 4 of us, me and hubby, and my brother and his wife, with time and distance I only get to see my brother once or twice a year, and as we get older those times are so very precious!!.

Anyway, I will be taking my laptop, to check in on things and to be able to keep up on my emails, TV is very limited there, that is OK, taking some DVD'S, and we play a lot of board games and cards, but unfortunately I will not be taking any of my crafting stuff, the old car is going to be full enough so don't want to overload my husband. With my health issues we have to take so much stuff, amazing what we, (I) need!!!

Then fishing gear of course is a must, my husband and I both love to fish, in fact a good friend of my brothers is a professional bass fisherman and he takes my husband out on his wonderful boat a few times for the day fishing, and he is all smiles for that, and we can't leave our dog home so packing for a 100 pound dog, her toys and blankets and stuff also take up space as well, for her she needs, THE WHOLE BACK SEAT, she sleeps most of the way, and is so well behaved. WE have to stop  for me to pee more than the dog!!! I am forbidden any beverage the morning we leave, so that we can get at least an hour away before our first potty stop!!! :)   We have someone staying at the house, but Mirage (dog) loves to travel with us, and loves laying on the dock while I fish, and you should see her when I catch them!!!  So why not, she is family!!

Oh well, have bored you all enough with my excitement, the following are the guidelines for this weeks challenge, I love Joan's challenges, always different and always fun. So take a gander over to Joan's HERE, and if you would like to see Selma's wonderful example card, that  is HERE. All supplies used can be gotten at Joan's, she has such a great variety of goodies and she ships out very quickly and if she does not have what you want, ask as she sure will try to help you get what you are looking for!!!
Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #32

  • Fall card (possibly with a pumpkin)
  • Tree
  • Polka Dot back Ground
  • Grass









  • you will have until next Thursday (September 6) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.
You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #32 The winner of challenge and will be announced Friday September 7. This winner will win an Embossing Folder. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.

Below are the guidelines:
1. You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.
2. Post your challenge card to your blog.
3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is joansgardens, JG830 and needs to be posted with the challenge. Please enter both on the same line with a comma between as I have shown.
4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.
If you have any questions, ask away, otherwise I do not list my items used anymore, it is time consuming to look some of it up and I have so few followers, it just is not worth it for me to do. I would gladly answer any ones questions, I just can not see doing something for no reason.

See you all maybe for next weeks challenge if I have the time in between packing, if not in a few weeks when I get back I will return to entering the fun time at Joan's, God willing.!!

Love ya all, and Big hugs and Thanks for stopping by.

Donna

PS, my pumpkins are layered 3d with pop dots, and there is glossy accents on the pumpkins stems. I also used 3 different colors of grass and layered them as well. It just does not show up well in the picture

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Challenge 31 And in English!!

Well, Blogger seems to be letting me have my title in English this week, so guess I am off to a good start!!
I have not been about for  a bit, had a short stay in our local Hospital and I am still getting back on my feet, so I thought I would attempt this weeks challenge over at Joan's Gardens, so below as usual are the guidelines. The challenge is HERE at Joan's, and HERE is a lovely sample card by Selma, Joan's design team and to all of us following her blog, she is so very talented and offers such great inspiration. All products I used can be obtained at Joan's as well. Thanks. for stopping by. I won't list my products used, as I have so few followers, if you have any questions, just let me know.
Big hugs
Donna



Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #31
  • Framed lattice background
  • Any type of flowers
  • A bird
  • A vertical greeting



  • You will have until next Thursday (August 30) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.
You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #31. The winner of challenge and will be announced Friday August 31. This winner will win a set of Summer Distressed inks by Ranger. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.

Below are the guidelines:
1. You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.
2. Post your challenge card to your blog.
3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is joansgardens, JG823 and needs to be posted with the challenge. Please enter both on the same line with a comma between as I have shown.
4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Birthday for Kailey

Well, I luckily also got the time to finish my granddaughters birthday card, she loves Horses, so I thought this stamp would be appropriate. It is a Magnolia Stamp, and I thought the colors looked great!

I used copics to color the image,  and went over the mane with my spica markers by copic to make it sparkle , and it does sparkle so prettily, even though you can not see it in the picture.
I also used liquid pearls on the Birthday Girl sign. The rest was a breeze.
I Used Roses made with dies from My Favorite Things, and put some glossy accents on them to simulate dew drops, and also put the glossy accents on the horses hooves to add some depth.
I hope she enjoys her card!!!  (UPDATE) She loved her card!!)

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs
Donna

Thank You Note Challenge #29 for Joans Gardens

Hi All, hope you are all doing well. Short post for me today, here is my card for this week's challenge. I just got out of the hospital and I am very tired, so will up load my card, and post more at a later date.
Below are the guidelines for this weeks challenge,
Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #29
■Make a Thank you card

Use purple and green

■Use something to do with music
■Use a bird

You will have until next Thursday (August 16) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

You can enter more than once.A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #29. The winner of challenge and will be announced Friday August 17. This winner will win an 3 distressed ink pads. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.



Below are the guidelines:
1. You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.
2. Post your challenge card to your blog.
3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is JG809 and needs to be posted with the challenge.
4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.
Of course you can check out Selma's wonderful example card HERE, and all products used can be purchased at Joan's Gardens,
Thanks for stopping by.

hugs

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Copic Giveaway

HI all, a co blogger, Kathy is a doing a give a way of her used Ciao copic markers, she has upgraded to the Sketch, so if you need some copics, check it out over at THE DAILY MARKER.
Thanks for stopping by, hope to be back later with a post or tomorrow.
Have a great day!!!

hugs
Donna

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34626929@N04/7694815462/

Giveaway - Copic Markers



Copic Giveaway

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Well here we are "Week 27 Challenge" over at Joan's Gardens, I can't believe that half the year is over with already! Time is flying it seems in one sense, and in another for me this summer is dragging on with all this extremely warm weather we are having! It is usually warm, but it seems like we have had 90 degree plus weather since May!! I hope it ends by the beginning of summer, we are going on vacation to NY state and I can not take the heat, and where we are going there is NO air conditioning!! Guess time will tell!!

ON to the the challenge, below are the guidelines as posted by Joan, (wonderful person) with a wonderful website! All products used for my creation this week can all be purchased through Joan and if she does not have it, ask, as she is very willing to work with you.

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #27


■Make a birthday card

Use Black and pink with some green

■Use leaves
■Have a pattern design paper for your background

You will have until next Thursday (August 2) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.



You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #27



The winner of challenge and will be announced Friday August 3. This winner will win an a Tim Holtz Apron. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.




Below are the guidelines:



1. You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.



2. Post your challenge card to your blog.



3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is JG726 and needs to be posted with the challenge.



4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.

And of course Joan's wonderful design team, consisting of the fantastic Selma, has created a sample this week and you can see that HERE, at Selma's blog, Selma's Stamping Corner, whom is so very talented and always has great tutorials and gives great inspiration.

Oh well, my creation is attached, thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!!

hugs
Donna

Again, I did not put a title up for this post as it is in another language again, have to get that figured out!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012



HI All, hope everyone is having a great summer so far, personally I have had enough of the heat and humidity, I am so ready for fall. The 60's are so looking good to me!! Sorry, just how I am. Used to love the heat in my younger years, but now forget getting a tan, I could not lay on a beach for more than 5 minutes!!

Anyway, it is that time of the week for Joan's weekly challenge, below are the guidelines for this week, Everything I used can be purchased through Joan, over at Joan's Gardens.

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #26


■Make a butterfly card

Use green and yellow

■Use something from nature (for instance a fern)
■Have at least 3 layers

You will have until next Thursday (July 26) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.



You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #26



The winner of challenge and will be announced Friday July 27. This winner will win an a wooden stamp. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.




Below are the guidelines:



1. You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.



2. Post your challenge card to your blog.



3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is JG719 and needs to be posted with the challenge.



4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge


Well, my creation for this week is above, and is OK, there are just some I love how they come out and some that are just OK, to me this is just an OK card, but I had fun making it, and I am sure whom ever I give it to will enjoy it.
Used Card stock, Cheery Lynn Dies, Marianne Dies, Quickutz die, embossing folders, cuttle bug and Sizzix, Liquid pearls, Rock Candy Sticles, Bling, Memory Box die, Sentiment stamp inside, think that is it.



Thanks for stopping by.

If you have any questions, let me know and I will try to answer promptly.

Thanks,
Hugs
Donna

Monday, July 16, 2012

चल्लेंगे २५ जोंस गार्डेन्स




Apologies for title of this post, no matter how many times I try it, for some reason only known to them, Blogger keeps converting my title to some other language, tried fixing it 4 times, I give up!!!



Hi Everyone, Well I did it, have gotten a second card done for Joan's weekly challenge for challenge 25, will post the second creation here for this challenge, but will not repeat all the details here, please read the following post for the information regarding this wonderful challenge At Joans Gardens.



This card was very easy, and I think so pretty, I just love the colors!! Stamped image, copics, paper, and liquid pearls was all I used to create this quick and easy card.
Thanks
Hugs
Donna

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Joans Challenge # 25


HI all, I hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far, to me, it seems like it should be half over by now, as it has been so warm lately, and to me it seems like it is time for cooler weather!!
Anyway, I thought as the challenge is fairly easy this week I would have had a few cards done so far, but so far there is not much happening there, got one done and Hope to do at least one more, my mind wants to be on the go constantly but my body is not in agreement!!
So here are the guidelines for this week's challenge over at Joan's Gardens,

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #25

■Make a four layer card

Use ivory and green

■Use only a stamped image
■Use a sentiment

You will have until next Thursday (July 19) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #25

The winner of challenge and will be announced Friday July 20. This winner will win an a wooden stamp. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.


Below are the guidelines:

1. You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.

2. Post your challenge card to your blog.

3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is JG712 and needs to be posted with the challenge.

4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.


If you take a wander on over to Joan's site, and check out this week's challenge, you can see that you can get quite a few things on her site, and if you don't see something, ask and Joan is more than willing to help you find what you want!!

And you can check out a sample card made by her One woman design team, Selma, whom is so very talented, her card is HERE!!

Attached is my creation for this weeks challenge, if you have any questions, give a shout out, and THANKS for stopping by. Sorry I used the same stamped image as Selma, but I happened to have that stamp and just LOVE it, so figured why not, and I just love using my bow maker that my dear brother made for me, it looks just like the one that Becca Feekan has designed and sells, and it works wonderfully, and don't get to use it as much as I should, so I decided that today's 4 layered card just needed a nice pretty bow!!! I think that the card I made looks so much better in person than in the picture, the bow looks so dark in the picture, but it is a very nice rich crandberry color, and I also used a Spica glitter pen for the center of the flowers, so it is very sparkly but that does not show in the picture either. All basic suplies, copics, sentiment stamp, stamped image and cardstock, and Again, Thanks for stopping by!!

Big Hugs
Donna

Monday, July 9, 2012

Joan's Challenge #24


Hi All, hope you all are doing well, I don't know about you all, but I seem to be operating in Reverse lately, last week I had a card made for Joan's challenge, but never made it to posting about it or uploading my entry, can't actually say why either, gee think I will blame it on the heat!!!

Hope you all are staying cool!! Anyway, here are the guidelines for this weeks challenge:

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #24
■Create a card very similar to Selma's Card

Use an embossed background


Use a lace border


Use Selma's tutorial to create flowers


Use Pink and White


You will have until next Thursday (July 12) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #24

The winner of challenge and will be announced Friday July 13. This winner will win an a pad of 8 1/2 x 11 white card stock for making flowers. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.


I had such fun making these flowers, and Selma's tutorial on how to make them is so easy to follow, I get all my supplies around me on a snack tray and make them while I am watching TV, time just flies by. I had fun making this style flower, I love to make flowers of all kinds!!!

Anyway, hop on over to Joan's HERE, all products can be purchased through Joan's wonderful web site, and if you would like to take a Gander at Selma's beautiful example card, check out her card and site HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great summer.


Goodness, how silly of me, almost forgot to list my supplies.
I used,
Marianne Embossing Folder
Sizzix Embossing Folder
My Vagabond of Course
Cheery Lynn Flourish Die
Cheery Lynn Leaf Dies, 2 different kind
Spellbinders Spiral Blossom 1, and itsy Bitsy Blossom, and also My Favorite Things Spiral Rose Die.
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Liquid Pearls
Distress Inks
Sentiment is From one of my Just Rite Sets

Think that is it, and card stock of course, need to get some paper for making my flowers from Joan, great stuff!! Heck maybe I will be lucky enough to win this week!!! One can but hope!!

hugs
Donna

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Hi Everyone,
Hope you all have been well. Sorry to say I have been busy and have not had much time to create, but did finally do my card for this challenge. I did not have any of the type of stamps used in the samples, so did the best I could.

My card for this weeks Challenge, over at Joan's Gardens, is posted above, and I will list the products used in a few days when my life quiets back down. And if you would like to see Selma's sample card from Selma's stamping corner, check it out HERE. Most of the items I have used have been or can be obtained at Joan's Gardens, lovely place to visit.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs
Donna

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Joans Challenge 19


Well, it sure has been some time for me, won't bore you all with the details, lets just say I hope I am on the up hill swing of things, this has been a very rough year for me, Health wise !! I have also been busy with spring planting, I so love this time of the year, all the pretty colors and everything so green, well I could do without the pollen part of it, but I do love my flowers, was hoping to get all the planting and out door work done before the Heat and Humidity of the summer got here, but with NJ, that can not always be accomplished as the summer weather sometimes over takes our spring weather and we don't get much of a spring, which did happen again this year. Such is life.
This challenge is over at Joan's Gardens, a superb place to get inspiration and to shop, so many wonderful things to buy. Come check it out HERE.

Anyway, on to the challenge, following are Joan's guideline's for this week,

What do you think of when you think of the month of June? Weddings? I know I certainly do.
So, today's challenge is just that. Selma has created this gorgeous wedding card. You can read all about it by clicking here!


Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #19

Use a Wedding Theme
Use some kind of flourish
Pearls or Rhinestones for embellishments
Use only Black and White

You will have until next Thursday (May 31) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.
You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #19
The winner of challenge and will be announced Friday June 1. This winner will win a Cheery Lynn Die. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.

Below are the guidelines:
1. You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.
2. Post your challenge card to your blog.
3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is JG0524 and needs to be posted with the challenge.
4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.


With that being said, my card was created as I went along, just kind of happened, no plans, just sat down and this is what came up!! You can not tell in the picture but everything is in layers, 3d popped, staggered and cut using my nestabilities and one layer is embossed with the Swiss dots embossing folder, and the two wedding birds (Hero Arts stamp)are also layered. And my sentiment is on the inside. I felt the front of the card was full enough without trying to fit a greeting of some sorts in there. I do this a lot.

Will come back later and list all the products used, husband is waiting patiently for me so we can leave to go to a movie.

Thanks for stopping by, oh and by the way, most of what I used, was purchased at Joan's Gardens, or had in my stash. And the here is the sample card done by the amazing Selma, from Selma's Stamping Corner.

Have a great day,
hugs
Donna

Monday, April 30, 2012

Challenge 16/ Butterflies are Free!!


Good Morning to all, well it is now anyway, another week, another challenge at Joan's, a fun place to visit and shop!! Below are Joan's guidelines for this weeks challenge,
Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #16

Use any size or kind of butterflies on your card


Use some type of scallops or lattice


Use yellow or gold colors


Use a pattern paper back ground


You will have until next Thursday (May 3) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.
You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #16
The winner of challenge and will be announced Friday May 4. This winner will win a Butterfly Die. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.

To see the rest of the information and the sample card made by Selma, please visit Joan's Gardens HERE, and see all the lovely entries by the other girls as well as Selma's card.

Supplies I used for my creation this week, are as follows,

PP from stash
Bazzil Cardstock
Large flower made with Sweet Williams flower die from Cheery Lynn (6 layers)
Distress Inks
Butterfly Die from Memory Box
Lattice Die from Cheery Lynn
Flourish Die underneath the large flower is also from Memory Box
Sizzix embossing folder Diamonds and dots
Liquid pearls in each dot of the embossed paper (gold)
Bling on Butterflies
Sentiment is 3d popped as well as the label it sits on.
Tiny Yellow Bow
Fancy Butterfly Brad in center of Flower

I also jazzed up the inside of the card, but did not take a picture of that , sorry!!


Guess that is it, thanks for looking.

hugs
Donna

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Flowers Flowers and More Flowers and something Different!!



Well, here we are, another week and Joan is doing "Something Different" this week, instead of her usual weekly challenge, you or anyone interested is invited to submit a creation with flowers made from punches, or dies to compete and be chosen for a Blog Hop that Joan and Selma will be having in a few weeks time. So I thought I would submit my card as well, I would have liked to spend more time doing so, but I only had one day for me to come up with this card, I was so busy prior to this I had no time to work in my craft room.

Such is Life I guess.

Here is Joan's guidelines for submission's for this blog hop,

We are doing something different for his week's challenge at Joan's Gardens, We are planning a blog hop May 15th and are looking for 6 Guest Designers to participate.We are asking everyone who would like to be considered as a guest designer for the blog hop, to create a card or project that includes one or more flowers that you have created with either punches or dies. You will submit your entry in this week's challenge. You can create any type of flower/s you wish. There are no other requirements other than you will want to make your entry the prettiest you can make it. Selma and I will be selecting 6 of our favorite cards and those people will be ask to join us as guest designers for the blog hop on May 15. Each guest designer will be given a NEW set of dies to work with and the blog hop winner will win a great gift from our sponsor. Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #15 ■Make a card or project which includes flowers using dies or punches ■Make your card/project the prettiest you can make You will have until next Thursday (April 26) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project. You can enter more than once. The Guest Designer winners will be announced Friday April 27 and will be participating in the May 15 blog hop. Below are the guidelines:1. You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery. 2. Post your challenge card to your blog. 3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is JG0419 and needs to be posted with the challenge. 4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge. Important, please have a direct link to your challenge card and not to your blog address.Comments always appreciated. I love seeing your cards!
Thanks so much for playing!!


So there you have it ladies and or gentlemen, so come on over and check it it out, even if you don't want to submit, Joan's store has so many wonderful things to check out, you won't be sorry.

Products used in my submission,

Bazzil Cardstock.
PP Bo Bunny Double Dot Powder Blue Flourish.
Spellbinders Label 25.
My Favorite Things Leafy Flourish.
My Favorite Things Large Leafy Flourish.
Cheery Lynn French Lattice Small Frame.
Martha Stewart punch Sprig.
Punch Bunch Fern.
My Flowers are made with Punch Bunch punches, Small and Medium Ovoid punches, small and medium Cosmos punches, Crystal Flake Punch, Some chalk for coloring of edges, Dark Blue pearls for center of flowers.
White pearls in the corners on the front of the card and done.
Thanks for stopping by,Have a great week.


Big Hugs
Donna

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I am BACK And with A Mothers Day Card for Joans Challenge


Well, it sure has been a while, LONG STORY I won't bore you with, lets just say it has been a rough road, did not actually think I would be back, crafting was a long way off my list for a while. But I hope I can slowly return now, the desire is there, now if my body will just work in accordance with my brain, we will be in business.
So I have created a card for this weeks Challenge over at Joan's Garderns, below are the Guidelines for this weeks fun challenge.




Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #14


Make or use a flower pot


Make flowers for flower pot


Use some trailing greenery


Use any color combination


You will have until next Thursday (April 19) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #14


challenge and will be announced Friday April 20. This winner will win 2 bottles of Mica. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.




Below are the guidelines:

1. You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.

2. Post your challenge card to your blog.

3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is JG045 and needs to be posted with the challenge.

4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.


Important, please have a direct link to your challenge card and not to your blog address. Comments always appreciated. I love seeing your cards! Thanks so much for playing!!


And of course it would not be a challenge without an example creation by the wonderful Selma, from Selma's Stamping Corner, her creation can be seen HERE!! Selma's cards and flowers are just a wonder to be seen, she does some wonderful tutorials, she is definitely a big contribution to this business, her talents are amazing, and of course everything she uses can be purchased at Joan's Gardens, a wonderful place to shop!!

Supplies I used were mostly purchased at Joan's Gardens as well, for Today's card some of the supplies I used were,
Bazzil cardstock,
Spellbinders Flower Pot die
Memory Box Dies, Side border
The ivy I made useing Ivy Tendrils by Memory box, but I punched out some grape leaves with a punch bunch mini punch and glued them to the vine.
Martha Stewart Sprig punch.
I made the Flower using a Marianne die, I spritzed all petals with water, curled and dried the petals, then dabbed with Victorian Velvet ink, I think they look like carnations, then glued about 4-5 layers to get the end result. All made with my tool kit from punch bunch and my embossing mat from McGill.
I added some tiny flowers to the border die on the side and also to the ivy, touching up with some centers and cupping them before gluing onto the vine and ivy.
Also used the Cherry Lynn Flourish Die.
Some bling and inks and ta da, I am done.

Thanks so much for stopping by, take care and hope to be back soon.

HUGs
Donna

Friday, March 23, 2012

Book Mark II for Joans Weekly Challenge


Well, here is my second bookmard for Joans challenge, over at Joans Gardens.
Guidlines for Challenge is as follows,

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #10


Create a corner bookmark using the corner cut off an envelope. You can use an envelope from "junk" mail.


You need to cover the front and back


Be creative and let us see what you can come up with.


Tutorial will be Selma's blog for cutting measurements


You will have until next Thursday (March 29) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #11

challenge and will be announced Friday March 30. This winner will win a Heartfelt Creations Stamp set.. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.

Below are the guidelines:



1. You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.

2. Post your challenge card to your blog.

3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is JG0322and needs to be posted with the challenge.

4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.


Important, please have a direct link to your challenge card and not to your blog address. Comments always appreciated.

Sellma, from Selma's Stamping Corner, has done a fine example, HERE. So check it out and come try and have some fun.
TFL
HUGS
Donna

Busy Busy!!


Time for anohter challenge at Joan's Gardens, and this week is a relatively easy task, and that is to make a corner page bookmark.
Guidelines are following,
Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #10


Create a corner bookmark using the corner cut off an envelope. You can use an envelope from "junk" mail.


You need to cover the front and back


Be creative and let us see what you can come up with.


Tutorial will be Selma's blog for cutting measurements


You will have until next Thursday (March 29) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #11

challenge and will be announced Friday March 30. This winner will win a Heartfelt Creations Stamp set.. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift.

And if you care to see an example,you can check out Selma's wonderful example HERE, at Selma's Stamping Corner, always fantastic inspiration.

Well that is about it, I made 3 of them, will post all seperately as I still have issues with blogger, sorry.

For all 3, I just used supplies from my stash, PP, some butterflies, used Glossy accents some Ribbon, some glue, lace flower and that is about it, I did not use any dies or such this time around.

Well, back to my spring cleaning, and potting of my house plants, our work is NEVER done.
Have a great weekend.
TFL

Hugs
Donna

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!!! YEAH!!



Well, the flowers are blooming, time has changed and the temps are on the Rise, so it is a good start to spring in our Neck of the Woods. Hope things are as well with you all.
Hope everyone had a wonderful St. Paddies day, ours was quiet, well if you can call having two grandchildren bursting with energy zooming all over the place, and of course my 80 pound dog does not know that she is a dog and not a kid, had to keep up with the kids and if they were outside and she could not go with them, then she was crying at the front door until they came back, so NOT a quiet day, lets just say a predictable day. But it was so very nice, as usual, my daughter was not around the block and my dear grandson, was out the door to hunt down his friends in the neighborhood to ride bikes or play basket ball, very much ALL little boy and always on the go!!
Then joy of my heart, my lovely granddaughter and I were busy in the kitchen, she helped me make dinner, and we made 3 different kinds of puddings and layered them, so it was a very nice afternoon, bonding and spending some wonderful quality time with the grand kids, did my soul a world of good, Kailey loves to cook and is a sponge in the kitchen, LOVE it. Thank goodness the weather was decent, and Brandon could go out, Love them both, but he does get bored so easily if he has to be indoors. Don't get me wrong, he also loves video games and the computer, but to me if they are young they should be OUTSIDE if the weather is nice, too many of today's kids are glued to the TV, Computer and Video games, would rather have them playing in the mud!!! So needless to say, that left not much time for card making over the weekend. And I was exhausted by the time they went home, but a good exhausted. Even the dog was pooped!!

BUTTTT, I did get to finish my weekly card for the Challenge over at Joans Gardens, she has a weekly challenge which is always so much fun, some wonderful people and some great prizes, always a pleasure. So if you would like to give it a try, HERE is the link to this weeks challenge.

So will post the guidelines below:

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #10

Create an Easter Card with a bunny


Use an embossed background

■Colors appropriate for Easter
■Some kind of Flourish
■Rhinestones


You will have until next Thursday (March 22) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #10

challenge and will be announced Friday March 23. This winner will win a Cuttle bug embossing Folder. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.

And it would not be complete without Selma's sample card for the challenge, Selma is Joan's wonderful Design team and friend and is wonderfully creative, she is so talented and gives us some great inspiration, and you can check out her card HERE, at Selma's Stamping Corner.

Well, guess that is enough for tonight, time to go enjoy a good movie or my weekly shows, maybe a miracle will happen and I will make it back with another card for Joan's challenge or just another spring card, as Easter is on the way and will have to get some family cards made for that, so we shall see, there is also my entire house waiting for me to do some SPRING cleaning, UGH, dread that chore, wish I could win the lottery and just pull a truck up to the house and dump everything and just start out fresh!! Heck, just buy a new house and just move in. One can dream!!

Have a great week everyone!!
Hugs
Donna

What am I thinking, almost forgot my list of supplies. Here goes, lets see if I can remember what I used.

Bazzil Card Stock of course,
Stammped image, is one of my new stamps,that I love, Lillie Of The Valley.
Memory Box Corner Die
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Grand Dies/Two different sizes
Memory Box Flourish Die
Memento Inks
Copic Markers
Colored Pencils
Cuttlebuy Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Punch for butterflies
Martha Stewart Punch for Around the flower
Prima Flower (usually make my own, cheated today, but I did touch up the prima with a copic, and put a different center in the middle)
Added some bling
Black Liquid pearls for the bunnies noses, and also for a few of their tails!
Glitter pen in a few spots as well.
Used Tim Holtz distress tool on my blue card stock.


Some of the stuff that I used I had on hand, and the rest of what I did not have, I got at Joan's wonderful establishment, and if she does not have what you need, ask and if she can she will get it for you , and she only charges exactly what it costs to ship, so her rates are WAY reasonable. Check her out, wonderful customer service!!

And I think that is all she wrote!!!

Later!!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

One Man Trash is Anothers Treasure!


Hello cyber world,
Well it is a beautiful sunny day here in NJ, but oh so chilly, and hopefully it is the end of the cold and the start of spring, nice start to daylight savings time at least, tomorrow is supposed to be at about 60 degrees, 20 warmer than today!! Our crocus are blooming and the daffodils are not far behind. And Warmer temps are forecast for next week (70-75), I am so looking forward to working in the garden and seeing all the flowers blooming!! Open windows and open doors. The joy of SPRING!!

Anyway it is time for Joan's weekly challenge, to go there, just click HERE, and following are the guidelines for this week, which was a total challenge for me, as I had a very hard time finding a container to convert!! But it was a very fun challenge, and to know that it would have been in the garbage, will make me look at all things a bit differently from now on!! Just have to learn to think outside the box!! So if you want to enter a fun challenge, hop on over to Joan's each week and see what is on for the week and what you can win!!! She also has weekly sales and always seems to be getting in new stuff!! Wonderful place.

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #9
■Use a recycled box, preferably round
■Color theme can be your choice
■Use some Lace
■Use Pearls and Flowers
You will have until next Thursday (March 15) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.


You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #9
challenge and will be announced Friday March 16. This winner will win a LaBlance Stamp. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.


And as usual, the wonderful Selma, has made an example creation and you can view that on her blog, Selma's Stamping Corner, HERE.

Now for my project for this challenge, I ended up using the same container that Selma used, as it was the only round cardboard container I could find, guess I could have used an icing container, they all had plastic lids, nothing seems to come in plain cardboard anymore or for that matter in Round containers, everything is square, but I guess that makes sense as it is easier for boxing reasons and stacking on shelves.
Anyway, I forgot to take a picture of the Laughing Cow cheese container before I covered it, so I only have the finished product.


Supplies used, bazzil card stock, green foliage cut out with Memory Box Dies, Roses made with Memory box dies, Butterfly made with the new Spellbinder Butterfly die, some bling, some lace around the box, and that was it. I will probably keep my paper clips in this box. All products I used today, can be purchased through Joan, and if she does not have an item in stock, she usually can get it pretty quickly upon request, hers is a great place to shop!! Wonderful communication, and great service!!
Thanks for all you do Joan!!

Oh well, off and running, NOT. !! Hubby wants to go to Lowe's, guess I will go look at patio sets, need a new one for our deck!!

Below are some other challenges I am entering my spring box into!!

Well, I have also decided to enter this box into another challenge over at Totally Paper Crafts, HERE. That is an easy one, as the challenge is 'My Favorite Things', and as Butterflies and Flowers are right up there with my favorites, I decided to enter. So if you have time, check them out.

Here we go, off to enter in another wonderful challenge, as others seem to do this, I might as well, this is a challenge over at another blog I frequent, Marks Finest Papers, and they are having a Bingo challenge, you have to do what is in one of the Bingo lines, and I do have that, I have lace, circles and Bling, so my box will also be entered at their challenge as well, and that is HERE.

Another Blog, 2 Sisters Challenge Blog is having a Spring Color Challenge, HERE, and I think that clarifies my box, that is why I made it, spring is trying to come, and to me pink flowers and butterflies is everything spring!! So go and check it out!!
Thanks for looking.

While visiting Paper Play Challenges, I decided to enter their challenge as well, as it is "Recycled", and my laughing Cow container is definitely recycled now!! So if you would like, check out their wonderful blog , HERE. THANKS


Thanks

Have a great weekend everyone.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Donna

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Another Week AT Joan's for her Challenge


Well, here we are, another week and another Challenge at Joan's Gardens. This weeks challenge at Joan's Garden, was fun as usual, I always enjoy her challenges. My entry is above and will post my supplies I used at the end, after looking at the picture, I was going to add some bling, but this is one of those cards, to me it was OK, but not a great Love, and felt it needed more, but was afraid to OVERDO it, so just left it alone. So it is what it is, may try to still add something, but just won't post it here, sorry!! TFL

The Guidelines for this weeks Challenge are as follows,
Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #8

Create a card using corner embellishments


Color theme should be Blue and Green


Add some kind of flowers


Use an oval background


You will have until next Thursday (March 8) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.


You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #8

challenge and will be announced Friday March 9. This winner will win a 2 Copic Pens. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.

And of course Selma's very pretty example card, can be seen HERE at Selma's Stamping Corner, which is always worthy of a visit, her work is fantastic!!

Supplies,
cardstock,
Lace,
Oval Nestabilities
Scalloped oval Nestabilities
Memory Box Stamped Image
Copics
Rock Candy Stickles
Brad
3D foam tape(under flower petals)
Nestabilities Die to cut corner embellishments
Adhesives

That's all she wrote, thanks for stopping by.
Have a great Week.
Hugs
Donna

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Joans Weekly Challenge


Here it is, that time of the week for Joan's weekly challenge, and this is my card for this weeks Challenge.
Firstly, here are the guidelines,
Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #7

Create a card with lots of layers


Color theme should be Pink and White


Add some dimensional flowers.


Use a rectangle and an oval layer


You will have until next Thursday (March 1) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.


You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #7 challenge and will be announced Friday March 2. This winner will win a 2 packages of Zva Swirl Pearls. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.

And of course here is Selma's example card for the challenge, she always does AWESOME work, so hop on over and check our her card out HERE!!!

Well, finally, here is my card Above, for this week, hopefully, I think I have covered all the base's.

Supplies used are listed below. Thanks for stopping by.

"Bazzil cardstock", some "PP paper", Cheery Lynn "Fanciful Flourish".
"Wavy Rectangles" die from Spellbinders, and "Deckled oval" die from Spellbinders.
"Tessatina Border" border underneath Rectangle and in between the PP, from Memory Box.
The flowers are a punch from Martha Stewart, "The flower", used my tool kit that I got from Joan's, and also my pad, which are made by punch bunch, to shape the flowers to make them more 3d, they were also colored with my copics. Center of the flower is a punch from punch bunch called "Mini Daisy".
Leaves under flowers are by Memory Box called "Tender leaves"
Sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

Memento ink pads for edges of layers.

That's all she wrote folks, see you soon.
hugs
Donna
TFL!!