Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hoot, Hoot!!

I am late.....and I apologize.  Life got in the way of crafting and blogging this week.  Plus, I had no clue that yesterday was the bad!

The Calendar Girls were hosted by Tami this month.  Here is her challenge to us:
Oh girls, we are going to create a card this month! I thought of a few things that might keep us busy for March.

Did you know that March used to be the first month of the year on the Roman calendar? It was changed to the third month by Julius Caesar. The calendar we use today is refined from the Julius to the Gregorian. Sadly, we only gained like the wee bit of a percentage of more time to craft with the change! In theme of the original first month, let's use one button on your card.

Let's make a card based on a sketch. I saw this sketch and wanted to use it at some point. It's time! Please note, the sketch challenge is still open, so be sure to join!

Speaking of Romans, purple is the color of the day. Please use the color purple on your card somewhere. Purple was worn by Roman Emperors and magistrates. It is also the color worn by those cute little ladies you see out lunching together, wearing purple and red and a bunch of hats!

Since history was after lunch for me in high school, I really had to put my 'dig deep to remember' thinking cap on for this one! Here are the CliffsNotes: one button, use the sketch and purple somewhere on your card.

Hope you have fun! I cannot wait to see what you create!

So, here it is:

Please check out the creations by the other Calendar Girls.....check my sidebar for links.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Is Spring FINALLY Here?

I hope so!
Our current {PIN}Challenge makes me think so!

We are having a go at this photo challenge:

Makes me think of a late day of Spring where my shorts are calling and the wind is perfect for kite flying!

Thanks to

for the great digi I used for such a fun challenge.

Make sure to get you challenge entry in....and check out the rest of the {PIN} Girls and their creations.

Thanks for stopping,

Friday, March 21, 2014


Yep!  We are a family of geeks.  All four eyes and love to push pencils.  It is no surprise that we all are unique and one of a kind!

And, we want to inspire you to be...  YOURSELF!

I followed the deconstructed sketch (#143) and used some dp from Bo Bunny's Modern Miss collection.  Stamp set by amuse|studio - Chic is the New Geek.

Thanks for stopping!,

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Weathering the Storm!

It's the middle of the month....time for the infamous DUEL between the Dazzlers and the Divas!

Terry and LJ are the hostesses this month and here are the deets straight from Terry!

March is National Umbrella Month!

We all know that when it rains, it pours so LJ and I thought we’d put together kits with an image including umbrellas.

The contents of your kit include:

Image and Sentiment: MFT - a la modes “The Rain Will Come”
Pink and Silver Dots: Craftwork Cards Candi
Ribbon: Michaels
Flowers: Martha Stewart crafts
Square Rhinestones: from my stash
DP: Paper Pizazz
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Sea salt, Coredinations Blush Red

Have fun creating….and always remember…. “True Friends Help You Weather Every Storm”!!

It is so the truth that true friends help you through it all!  I must give all my fellow Duelers their dues because they are some of my truest friends!!   Please stop by their blogs and leave them LUV!

Oh, you want to see my it is:

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Here it is.....another Tuesday.....and another winter storm headed my way.....

It also means, another challenge for the {PIN}Girls!!

The photo this week:

Our lovely sponsor who set me up this week:

My card:

And, a close up to show you the awesome line work in this digi:

I loved the {PIN}spiration this week and it gave me a chance to use the spotlight technichnique which I adore!  It truly sets off this image!

Thanks for stopping,