Sunday, May 31, 2009

A gift in the mail from Dandelion Designs

I wanted to share what I received in the mail on Friday. What a wonderful adorable magnet from She had made these for a Mother's Day giveaway and telling your story about a special Mother's Day......see She has some adorable stamps you gotta check them out!!!
Thanks So Much Dandelion Designs !!! I love it!!!! Made my Day!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Family Picture

Okay so many of asked me to post a family pic. I tell you it is hard when everyone has and lives different lives. It can be so hard to get a family pic, when I told everyone out front for a pic.....they said no one said we are taking this is us all on a lazy(yeah right) Sunday cookout afternoon. Jr. now 22 is living close by but works alot. Alexis is in college but now home for the summer but has several jobs. Crystal graduates from High School this year and leaves for Basic Training for the Army July. Amanda now 16 helps me alot and is busy in the 10th grade. Cody 11 is graduating from the fifth grade and participating in the DUKE tip program. Colten is in first grade and is very artistic. Colby will be starting school this fall and will miss being at home. Cooper is 2 and has now mastered potty training. Dusty is 9 mons. and is crawling everywhere. Me and Bruce well we are just mom and dad.Oh Yeah.....and Boomer!!!! Have a GREAT weekend!! Dawn

Friday, May 22, 2009

Mom Star ~Rusty Pickle May Challenge~

Description: Hello everyone I made this lo for the Rusty Pickle May sketch Challenge.
The Challenge to use Rusty Pickle 80% and some RP Chipboard and to be about You and Brenda's wonderful sketch see below!! Oh no pics of me....I have so few it seems because as most know I am the one taking the pics....I try I really do. So I used these pics of me beside my van. I like how the sun is coming thru like a star.
JOURNALING: I may not be a rock star, pop star, movie star, or Broadway star....but here at home I am a MomStar!
~RP 780 Dylan
~RP 779 Kyle
~RP 777 Lucas
~RP 739 Anne Bonney
~RP 736 Ching Shih
~ST11 Moulin Black and White Alpha title
~CC11 Cardstock Coupons the tag
~RB23 Pop star Rub ons (It must be love) which I inked red
~CB Springtime which I inked with embossing powder and then applied Cloisonn'e Molten Granite then stamped with Dr. Ph. martins pink ink using a Magenta star stamp
~Blank Paint
~MM flowers
~Liquid Pearls White Opal
~Prima Flowers
~Zipper from Junkitz
~Ek Success Circle Cutter
~CRICUT Blackletter cut at 2 using blackout and shadow for the M and S. CRICUT Lyrical Letters cut the Heart at 3/4.
~Wedding favor ties, tulle, ink, one RP button. TFL!! May2009Brendasketch

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lemonade Award

[LemonadeAward.jpg]Hello I received this wonderful award last week but I have had such a busy week with not a moment to spare and here it is 1 am now. I just got back from my Saturday job but really wanted to get this done...and I have been wanting to all week. I will be bringing more creations soon....I have several I have finished just need an extra moment to share with you. The award came from Kassie at Kassie's World she is so kind and creative. Check her blog out!! Thanks Kassie. I am now awarding to:
1. Brenda at Brenda's Joy
2. Crafty bitz by Hope Jacare
3. Wanda at My Happy Place
4. Lynn at Beautiful Delights
5. Aymee at A Scraphappy Southernbelle
The Award was designed to award bloggers for showing great attitude and gratitude...and YES all these ladies do!!!! Thanks so much for waiting on me and for all you do!! THANK YOU!!!!! Dawn

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mother's ~Colour Create Week 16~

Hello Everyone I have been so busy on a project I have hardly had any time to do my challenges. I created this card for The challenge at Colour Create to use the colors sky blue, tan and ecru. The image is for inspiration. I had pulled this stamp set out to make a Mother's Day Card...but as things go didn't quite make it. I still wanted to make the card anyway.....I still think it would be a great card for a new mother. I used the stamp set from SU Maternal Instincts 2004. Colored with Gamsol Prismacolor. Layered using DCWV Nana's kids stack, Bazzill cardstock. Prima flowers, Fancy Pants straight pin, trims, rhinestones, and the Cricut used Storybook for the marquee on side, the flourish are Home Accents. Cuttlebug embossed. The inside reads God could not be everywhere, and so He created mothers. Such a great sentiment. TFL!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Magical ~Chirper Challenge #15~

Hello Everyone!!! I was so happy to hear the news.....I am now a proud member of the DT for the Chirper Challenge. I was sooo EXCITED when I found out!! Yes, I was doing the happy dance!! Smiles!!!! The challenge was to use the sketch.....well when I saw it.......everyone knowing me I can't do simple....I was lost....(me thinking I could only use this exact sketch) oh no that is tooo much negative space for me.....panic time! Okay I can do this....let me see...oh yeah sunshine was also apart of the challenge. Then when I found the Fancy Pants pp I said this is it. I added a sun from Graphically Speaking, then Magical from Tink. The wings are Fancy
pants. The pic really is magical to me. This is my 20yo dd Alexis and my 9mon. baby Dusty. They are 19 years apart. The journaling reads: Alexis you and Dusty look so magical together. To be 19 years apart your love for each other grows daily. Even though you are away at college he gets so excited when he sees you. This bond will be forever magical, it will shine thru both of you. I love both of you, forever shine!! Mom My dd Alexis loves this pic!! TFL!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Received an Award!!! ~I love these! ~ received this wonderful award from a very talented who always inspires me. Tammy at Tammy's Place she is always helpful and caring. Thank YOU Tammy!!
I am passing along to some of my favorite places to visit,
1. Wanda at My Happy Place
2. Crafty Bitz by Hope Jacare
3. Brenda at Brenda's Joy
4. Gabrielle at Such A Pretty Mess
If any of my other bloggers who I may have forgotten and don't have this, let me know and I will award to you. I had seen that most of you had this one. Thanks!! Dawn

Smooth Sailing

Hello Everyone. Another card. Here I used Basic Grey Cupcake line and Phoebe. The sails were cut from the Cricut at 2 1/4, and the title sail cut at 2 3/4 from LAB. The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo, Inc. probably most of you have that one.....I used watercolors to paint. The sun is from doodlecharm. Tfl!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Orange You Cute

Hello again, I created this lo for the challenge with Kimmi SuperAllyFan. The challenge as Kimmi says May Colour Challenge!

This month, I want you to think fresh, vibrant and delicious … citrus colours!

The challenge is to use the 3 colours:

on a white background

Make sure it’s a lime green that you use and not a darker shade, please.

Well about two months ago I was in Wal-mart and saw a 12pack of Fanta Orange Sodas...I thought when I saw the box..what a great lo that would make..I know always thinking!!! So when I saw this challenge.....I was like I know what I can do. I used the pic of Cooper when he turned one year old. I used many things here to create Cricut I used George for the circles, some with shadow. Speaking of Fall for the leaf in the big orange cut at 1 1/2. Pooh alpha at 1 1/4 w/shadow. Accents Essential leaf cut at 2. The orange slices I used from My World the cart wheel. The orange, the squirrel and the some of the title are Spicy Chicken from Quickutz also some of the different leaves are Quickutz. MS punch. PP is Pink Paislee, stickles. TFL!! Sorry for the glare...the white wants to look I had time w/photo.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Rockin' Blog Award


I would like to Thank Brenda at Brenda's Joy for giving me this a award. Thanks Brenda you have made my day!!!

I am Giving this Award To:
Tammy at Tammy's Place
Hope at Crafty bitz by Hope Jacare
Sakia at Snippers & Co.
Jane at Anything but...Plain Jane
Lynn at Beautiful Delights

Dragonfly Card ~Tutorial~

Hello everyone here is the card I made using the dragonfly tissue paper technique. See below I created the card using K and Co. Blue Awning, Cricut Storybook Accent/frame Pg. 72 cut at 5 1/2. The silhouette cattail was cut from Wild Card cut at 5 1/2. The stamp is from Stamp Oasis. I used alcohol inks to cover a clear acetate sheet using, green , blue, pearl, and white with the extender. I backed acetate with bown cardstock. You may click on picture to view closer. tfl.

Step 1

Gather supplies needed Pearl Ex, mica powders, glitters, Diamond glaze, gold or silver tissue paper, heat resistance transfer paper, stamps, black ink. Stamp your stamps onto a plain sheet of white typing paper using the darkest black ink you have. Using the white sheet of stamped paper run it thru your copier (darkest setting if you can adjust) using the transfer paper that it is being copied to. Allow to dry.

Step 2

Now using the same side that the print was made on (usually the rougher side) cover with the Diamond Glaze sprinkle on the mica powders, and the glitter.

Step 3

Now taking the tissue paper cut to fit may over lap ball up tissue paper in hand then open back up and place on your image. pressing.

Step 4

Now this what you should have, place on tissue side up to dry...I usually let it dry overnight or all day.

Step 5

When completely dry you may cut out image.

Step 6

This is another finished dragonfly ready to go on a page or a card, or any project. This was my first tutorial. Thanks for looking, hope this helps.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Flik Cake ~Colby turns 5~

Hello everyone, I know no new paper crafts, I have been working on something with a small tutorial I will bring in a day or so. I had a party this weekend and canned 55 jars of strawberry jam. Colby turned 5, he had requested a Flik party from Disney A Bug's Life. He loves that movie and so do I. So here is the cake I made him, being a choc. inside...also his request. Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Down By the Sea ~Tilda~

Hello everyone, I had started making this card for Just Magnolia challenge using their sketch.....well I didn't quite make here it is anyway. I had a blast making this. This being my second Tilda card and my first prismacolor gamsol card. I used pp that my son Cody had bought for me at the Dollar Tree from Miss didn't he make a great choice! Thanks Cody!! The shell was from 2003 a die cut from the scrapbook store. The pier piland was cut from Cricut from the LAB cart. at 2 1/2 and on the flip. Down by the Sea was cut at 1 1/2 from LAB. Prima flowers, stickles, sea shells, MS halloween fence punch (I think it also looks like beach fencing) Autumn leaves stamps, and hemp rope. TFL!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Welcome Home ~BBTB~

Hello everyone here is little door hanger I made for my dd who is coming home from college this Friday for the summer. I used the vintage image from as allowed the BBTB viewers to use either of the two images for your creation. Regina is always having fun contest..check them out. Well I used the pink paislee pp and cut from Tags, Bags and More cart. door hanger cut at 9, ruffle from ages ago, sewing, prima flowers, queen &co. brads, the swirls are from the Christmas cart. mug steam. various ribbons. Thanks for looking!!

Navy Man

Hello everyone my aunt had recently sent me this pic of my grandfather when he was young from 1942.....well I was impressed. I knew he had been in WWII but that was all I really knew...not knowing the branch. I knew I was gonna scrap it...just getting to it. He is now in his 80's. I plan on placing in Ms.Schwiet
challenge of distressing......because I distressed everything...even the anchor and the is just hard to see. I used BoBunny Back to Basic's Beautiful Life Collage. The Navy seal came from SugarTree Kersten collection the word Navy and the Eagle wings behind the photo. I then cut out with the Cricut the helm and the anchors from LIB anchors cut at 2 from border and anchor cut at 3 1/2. I then used embossing refill and painted on the helm with a brush then added the gold detail embossing powder. I then covered with Ranger crackle glaze. Which really gave it an old feel. I ink distressed. The rope is from Wal-Mart. The chain was some chain I had and I dipped it into black paint and hung to dry. MM tiny those!! The compass legend is a stamp from stampcraft....probally around 1999 or earlier. I stamped unto the copper foil from Amaco..using black Staz-on. Thanks for your time and viewing!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge #33 ~Asian

Hello everyone I completed this card for the Basic Grey Challenges see link this week was a color combo of Black and Grey +1....add any color of your choice. I added red. Using BG from Scarlet Letter Fare thee well pp. The stamp is from Stamps in Motion 1999. I embossed then using black detail powder. Black Bazzill card stock... and colored her in with LuminArte' paints Poppy red, Iridescent red,Siam white, Iridescent gold, and Honey amber. Using the cricut for the inside from My world cut at 2. Thanks for bringing us this challenge.....I really had to think much fun. Have a great day and thanks for taking the time to view.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Welcome to the Nest ~Rusty Pickle NSD Button Challenge~

Hello everyone.....I know I can't stop......when I see a great challenge I want to do it! Who doesn't right?? The challenge again at Rusty Pickle
for NSD the challenge to use those buttons!!! Well I got the first challenge done and was proud....last night up till 3 am....then I said today when the boys take a nap, I am gonna do the button challenge. Well I ran up to craft and the first thing I used the xacto knife and cut the box having two piece the two sides. I then dry brushed some green paint on and had the fan blowing it! I used the RP swirly-whirlie cb47, painted it with tim holtz crackle paint.....put it to the fan. pp are rp829 night before christmas, rp 708 hawaiian hottie, rp453 summer sky, rp659 cap'n jack. used the cricut cut out the welcome from zoobaloo and the rest of the title. used buttons all around the circle. mf frame, fall flower arrangements, a tiny bird, spanish moss,........okay now it's complete in 43 minutes..........i still gotta hang laundry out before they woke up. hope you like it! sorry so fast ...but had to race the!!!! pic of dusty 8/08. thank so much!!!!!

Cute as a Bug ~Rusty Pickle~ NSD Challenge

Hello and Good Morning!! Okay I couldn't resist...I had to do it....I went to the Rusty Pickle Blog last night and found the challenges. The challenge was to scrap lift a Chef from the Chef Gallery. I choose this lo see link it is BEAUTIFUL (Some bunny loves you) I used the sketch and then flipped it and created Love Cute as a Bug. Thanks Chef (name not on Lo) !!! Oh Course I used all Rusty Pickle papers. The pic is of Dusty just about a week ago, in our field there were just millions of buttercups and I sat Dusty in the field and started taking photos...see the ladybug on his forehead (right beside the photo turns).... I just loved that!!! Here is a list of products used:
~RP Lucky cardstock tags CT13 photo turns which I inked the white ones.
~RP 450 Weathered Sunflowers
~RP661 Sparrow's Stripes tag with Dusty's name
~RP829 Night Before Christmas the red circle
~RP659 Cap'n Jack the large full circle
~ RP256 Doll House Yellow
~RP overlays the LOVE and the photo corner
~RP 505 Smashed Pumpkins circle with the stamped image from Autumn Leaves
~Prima flowers which I painted to the color I wanted
~RP Aloha trims
~Tim Holtz grunge board Swirls
~black brad, skittles which I turned into copper with TH alcohol inks, Hero arts black rhinestones
~K and Co. Cute as a Bug sticker
~RP shipping tag which was bubble wrapped stamped barn red paint
~the sunflower stamp actually came on a card sent to me from Bobbie which is reminder to me of how precious life is....(Bobbie will know why)
~the circles were cut from Cricut from George and then hand cut with provo craft scissors
Thanks so much for looking and your comments!!! Hugs

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Description: Hello everyone....I made this lo for the May butterfly challenge and a few others that I am not sure will qualify for but I am gonna! This is my butterfly (papillon meaning butterfly in French). This is Alexis in 2006 her senior in the end of the second year in college....boy was that a time of change...going from my sweet innocent dd to a grown women. I so love this pic. Products used:
~S.E.I. papillon chocolat pp, cherie pp,
~MM note worthy pink half circle.
~Bazzill pink cardstock
~MME 29th St. "fresh Mother" pp background
~Cricut Storybook Pg. 67 Marquee3 for the fit to page frame.
~Cricut George for the circle flowers cut at 2 3/4, 2, 1 1/2, and 1. Distressed part of the challenge.
~Title cut from Stone Script Cricut at 1 1/2. I used Coredinations cardstock oh my I love that cardstock I then sanded the title..(do this on the mat with out pulling your paper up)
~Quickutz Revolution for the 4x4 die 3-d butterfly this I then added wire and beads.
~Hand sewed the butterfly train (stamped first then sewed)
~Pop dots, ribbon, the brown ribbon was actually a belt I had sometime ago, ricrac, Fancy pants strait pins. Needle and thread brown DMC floss. Thanks so much!!!
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