Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Hi Lovely people,

Who knows what Mug Rugs are?  I didn't know until recently.  Was playing around on YouTube and discovered them.  They are actually small placemats, usually 6x10inch in size.   They are used to place your coffee or tea mugs on and maybe a cookie, biscuit or Cell phone .  I fell in love with them after making one for myself.  See below:
 Isn't it cute?  So guess what I did?  You know I usually make Christmas gifts for my Sunday school class each year, so I decided these would be perfect as gifts.  So I made 20 of them!  Each different in some way.
I just love them!

What do you think?  Can't wait to hand them out.  I might add a packet of Cocoa mix or Instant coffee to give with them.

Anyway, thanks for taking a look and as always, I love comments.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Special Gift

Hi everyone!

How are things going with you all?  I'm blessed.  No major illnesses or catastrophes in my immediate family that I know of, so I'm happy.  Oh, I forgot, there is a little setback in one of my son's life but with prayer I think things will work itself out.

Can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner(are we forgetting about Thanksgiving. I've already started making my Christmas cards.  I  can no longer send out store bought Christmas cards.  People expect handmade cards from me at all times.  Does anyone else have that dilemma?

Below is one of my first Christmas card that I will be sending out (I don't know to who yet). I thought this image from QKR-Special delivery was so appropriate for the sentiment.  Tell me what you think!

Materials used:
Sentiment is a Rubber stamp by Stampendous
Design Paper is from My Minds Eye Christmas Pack
Digi stamp by QKR (Special delivery)
Copic Markers
Bazzill card stock for card base
Bow made using WeR Memory Keepers Envelope Punch board
Adhesive Cut out borders by K&Company 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tote bag time

Hello fellow crafters,

My interest is turning back into sewing and quilting.  Here are some of the things I have been working on.  Sewing has always been my first love.  Paper crafting fulfills my need for immediate gratification.

This is a Tote Bag.  I think it turned out great! 

Love making this Baby Quilt. (not finished photo) I think I'll be making more!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween - Trick or Treat

Hi everyone,

I can't believe how fast this month has gone.  In a couple of days it will be Halloween and I have not bought one bag of candy yet!  I better hurry up because we had a large crowd of kids last year and I was not prepared.  I like to make cute little treat bags to put their candy in and add a spiritual, inspiring message for the little ones.  No complaints yet!  We should use every opportunity we have to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ (even on Halloween)!

Below is my creation using the Halloween CS Trick or Treat Digi image from Bugaboo.

Here are the materials I used:

Cricut cartridge- Tags, Bags Boxes and more.
Core'dinations Core Color Paper
Martha Stewart Vine Tree Punch
Studio G Epoxy brad
Studio G Rhinestones
Ribbon from my stash
Decorative ribbon-Marshalls quaze
Fiskars paper pleater

 Love you all.  Come back again as often as you like and leave a comment!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Heart Project at 613 Avenue Create

Good morning all!  I am so glad I finished my card early because I was in the bed all day Sunday with a cold.  They say there is a bad bug going around and evidently I and my grandson caught it. (is that correct English?  Should it be me and my grandson? LOL) But it's not going to keep this old lady down for long.  I've got too much to do!  Our theme for this week at 613 Avenue Create was to include a heart in our project.  Check out what I did.  I think I'll give it to my husband for Valentines Day.

Materials used:
Oak Pond digi:  Love
Bazzill card stock
Cricut die cut cartridge's:  Fancy Frames and Gypsy Wanderings
Butterfly from stash
Spellbinders Polka Dot Embossing folder
"Send me some love if you Like!"

Monday, September 15, 2014

Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create

Hello Crafty people,
I chose to make a tag this week for Anything Goes.  I tried to be a little artsy and unique.  Love this sentiment by Picasso.

Material used:

Image by Ric St. Dennis called Chicago
Paper from DCWV Stardust Stack Collection
Flower by Petaloo
Copic Markers
Crochet lace from stash
Sentiment- from Inkadinkado rubber stamp
Pennant punch by Fiskars
Button from stash
Rosette Die by Tim Holtz

Thanks for checking in!

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
  1 Thessalonians 5:18

613 Avenue Create Facebook Contest Alert

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Monday, September 1, 2014


Autumn has some of the most beautiful colors.  The yellow/golds, oranges, rust, greens and browns can all be seen in the leaves as they are turning and preparing for winter.

I chose this Digi by MelonHeadz because it reminds us that we continually need the Whole Armor of God through all the seasons of our life.

Materials I used:

MME 6" Paper Pad called Sunshine
Iamroses flowers
Butterfly cut from Hero Arts acrylic stamp
Skeleton leaves by The Container Store
Self adhesive bling by Say it with Bling -Want 2 Scrap
Spellbinders die cut- A2 Fancy Weave
Tiny Tales Quotation
Spellbinders Fancy Labels die cut
Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Accordian Pocket Mini Album

Hi lovelies,

Mini albums are one of my favorite projects.  I just love them.  You can use up all your scraps and present something creative and useful.  I was inspired after viewing it on this website .
This project satisfied my immediate gratification urge because it only took me a couple of hours to make.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Anything Goes Week at 613 Avenue Create

Hello Everyone of you lovely people,

Since I have a medical background I fell in love with this digi from Dr. Digi's.  I think she (Night Nurse Nina) is cute and scary at the same time.  I was a night shift Nurse for over 30 years.  Hope I didn't give my patients a reason to be fearful!  LOL  We would have to get rid of those nails...... not sanitary!  
Here are the product I used:

Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses Die Cut
Designer paper from DCWV Stardust Stack
Copic Markers
The Stamps of Life acrylic Stamps- Hot4Balloons
Self Adhesive bling by Want2Scrap

Hope you like!  I always enjoy comments.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Party time!

Hi Fellow crafters,

I've been on vacation.  So much has been going on in my life. I don't want to bore you with the details.  God has been good to me and has blessed me positively with some of my prayers.
I am back now and did have time to make this DT card for this week at 613 Avenue Create.

The theme is Party Time.  I thought these cats were adorable.  Take a look!

Materials used:

Oak Pond digital image called Trash Cats
Bazzill papers -card stock
Basic Grey Designer Paper
Decorative ribbon purchased from Michaels
Copic Markers
Sentiment is from Hot Off The Press acrylic stamps
Cut Outs - from my stash
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment if you like.  They are always welcome.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

National Pink Day 6/23

Hi Fellow Crafters,

I made this DT card  for 613 Avenue Create in celebration of Pink Day.  It has sort of a Vintage style which is not my forte', but I'm trying!  I'm pleased with the results.

Materials used:

Hannahlynnart Digi image
Acrylic Rubber Stamp: Hot Off The Press- Fancy A Cuppa
Cloth Doily: from stash
Cipic markers
Iamroses flowers
Lalaland leaf Die cut
Paper: DCWV The French Country Stack
Solid card stock :Bazzill
Bling Border by Recollections

Thursday, June 12, 2014

My Friends card

Hi creative friends,

I made this DT card for this weeks challenge on 613 Avenue Create.  This card was made in celebration of Best Friends Day 6/08.  I really love this message.

Materials used:

Digi image by Eureka:  What is a Christian
Pearls by Prima
Paper by Basic Grey
Bazzill card stock for card base
Flowers by Petaloo
Rubber stamp:  Hero Arts
Floral swirl a Cricut cartridge die cut
Provo Craft corner die cuts.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

613 Avenue Create- Use Metal in your Project

Image:  Lacy Sunshine Stamps-Jamie Race Car Driver
Paper:  Heidi Swap Specialty paper
Solid card stock:  Bazzill
Foil paper: from stash
Twine: Tim Holtz
Coloring pens: Copic Markers
Stamp Sentiment: Inkadinkado Cloud 9 Design
Die cut:  Tim Holtz Rosette die
Button:  Race hat from my stash
Metal Circles: JoAnn Scrap Essentials
Race car Die cut:  Sizzlits

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

613 Avenue Create----Create Your own Challenge

Good morning crafting friends.  I hope everyone's Mother's Day was as enjoyable as mine. I truly loved my gifts and the time spent with the people I love most in this world. 

Now back to crafting and posting which I have been slacking in.  I plan to improve!

Below is my card for the Create Your Own Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

These are the items I used from the Challenge columns:

Image:   Sassy Studio Design-The New Sassy Cassie
Sentiment:  Inkadinkado Clear stamp
Patterned paper:  Recollections-Union Square Plaza Union collection
Solid color paper:  Black from
Die cuts: from Cricut cartridges
Glossy Accent used on boots
Bling:  Recollections Bling on a Roll
Fibers: Websters Pages:  Bloomers
Copic Markers

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Fred She Said- Uplifting Sentiment

 Materials used:

Marco's Paper Card stock for card base
Glue glitter purchased from dollar store
Dainty Doily die GG4006229 (purchased from Paper Wishes catalogue)
Iamroses flowers
LaLaLand craft die-Open Leaf Flourish
Spellbinders die: Bloom One
Recollections adhesive back Rhinestones
Sentiment from Fred She Said- Uplifting Sentiments

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Prima Doll in House Box

Hello Crafters'

Have you ever been impressed so much by a video that you just had to make that item?  Well after seeing LiveLoveScraps tutorial video,  House Box with a Window, I had to make it!  Perfect display for your Prima Doll tags. 
Below is my fist attempt.   I think I will make more.

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

613 Avenue Create Color Challenge Combo

Materials used for this project:

 Heartfelt Creations-Decorative Blossom Corner Die
Kenny K digi - Present Surprise
Recollections DP - Splendiferous
Stamps of Life - floral die cuts
Stamps of Life -  Ticket stamp & die cut
Embossing folder - Darice
Copic Markers
Hot off the Press - Pastel Bow Brads
Bazzill card stock for card base.

2014 Scraps of Colors Retreat

I have to comment on the wonderful time I had this weekend in Alpharetta Georgia.  I attended SOC 2014 Retreat.  I had a ball!  I must say, I think Crafters are a special breed of people.  I found Tiare (the hostess with the mostess) and the ladies that attended to be warm, friendly and very talented.  We all had one desire in mind and that was to have a great time crafting.  We had our Pink Pajama's on all day Saturday and even shopped in them.  We were very recognizable in the Hotel (Embassy Suites).  The food was superb!  The free gifts and prizes were wonderful.  There was plenty of time for laughter and dancing along with the late hours of crafting.  This was worth the time and expense!  Can't wait till the next one!
Below is the photo of my Name Badge and State Tag that we asked to make for the contest.  Didn't win, but that was okay because the winner was Corinne from Bermuda and it was well deserved!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Paper Bag Mini Album: Theme: Use 2D or 3D Flowers

I'm basically a sewer.  This theme gave me the opportunity to use my sewing skills.  So I made this flower with my fabric remnants. I think it's cute!

                                                        My Paper Bag Mini Album

Materials used:

Scrappers Delight digi image: Baby Boo Bumble Bee
Celebrate it Black Paper Bags
Image colored with Copic Markers
Iamroses flowers
Cloth flower made with cotton fabrics remnants and topped with wooden button from stash
Black, White card stock
Sizzix embossing folder
Recollections Design paper -Splendiferous collection
Cinch binding system and wires
Say It With Bling- self adhesive bling

Monday, February 17, 2014

National RAK Day 2/17

Our challenge for this week at 613 Avenue Create, was to create something for someone that does a service for you.   I chose to make a Gift card wallet.  After viewing the " Follow The Paper Trail" video on You tube,  I thought this was a perfect way to show gratitude to my grandsons coach. 

 Materials I used:

Bazzill card stock
DP from my stash (I've had it so long I can't remember what collection it came out of.)
Cricut Cartridge: Sports Mania
Tim Holtz chain
Clip from Staples
Copic markers
Fitztown image: Sports 20
Spellbinder scallop die cut
Sizzix embossing folder.

I really enjoyed making this.  I'm sure I will be making more of them in the future.  Great way to give a gift card!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Week 7 - Embossing Project

Here is my entry for Scrap of Colors 2014 Sistah/Brotha Blogger Challenge:

I used Artist's Loft Modeling paste for the white inner valentine, Stampin Up Owl Punch,  stencil heart from my stash, Recollections Valentine paper,  Spellbinder Ribbons Banner die cut, Recollections adhesive back rhinestone bling and sentiment was computer typed.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Love is in the Air

Hello lovely people, if you happen to stop by, this is my DT inspiration card for 613 Avenue Create.  I love the month of February because  it seems like LOVE IS IN THE AIR.
The sponsor this week is Milk Coffee and felt was to be added into our project. 

Materials used for my card:

Card base: Bazzill card stock
Recollections Valentine 6x6 inch paper pack
Burlap twine
Studio 112 flat back adhesive pearls
Copic markers
Spellbinder die used to cut out the white felt heart
Small layered Felt heart purchased at Michaels
Flower by American crafts
Envelope die cut from stash
Hand cut banner pieces
Rubber stamp letters from stash.

As always, I enjoy your comments.  Happy Valentines Day!

Monday, January 20, 2014

First postings for 2014

Oh my goodness, I had completely overlooked the fact that I hadn't posted for a while.  These will be my first postings for the year of 2014.......hey, and January is almost over!  I have a feeling this is going to be another fast moving year.
 Well theses are 2 DT inspirational projects I made for 613 Avenue Create.  These are 2 Digital image designers (Nicecrane Designs and Fitztown Designs) that I've recently been introduced to. Vintage is really not my style, so I did the best I could do with these images. 
Let me know what you think!

Materials used:

Fitztown image: Fae 38
Colored pencils
Colored chalk
DP: DCWV The Stardust Stack
Bazzill cardstock used for pages inside the journal
The Cinch Machine and binding wire size .75
Making Memories Deco Metal Stickers
Flowers purchased at Michaels
Feathers from stash
Chipboard label purchased at Michaels
Sentiment- rubber stamp by Inkadinkadoo

Materials used:

Nicecrane Designs- Sweet girl DS1
DP: Cosmo Cricket Double Deck stack
Bazzill red card stock
Iamroses flowers
Copic markers
Die-namics steel die: doily
Inkadinkado Acrylic stamp
White fabric doily from JoAnn's
Buttons from stash

I always appreciate you stopping by and commenting.  Happy New Year!