Sunday, December 15, 2013

Public Service Announcement

Kristina Werner has a great giveaway going on!  Check it out HERE  These Newton's Nook stamps are ADORABLE!!  You can see the whole line if these adorable images by clicking on this link!

Good luck, but I hope I beat you!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What was I thinking?

Over the weekend I decided that I wanted to redesign my scrap space since the scrap room fairies once again did not come to organize my space.  My husband eagerly agreed to help me and we started disassembling one of my shelves and boxing up my supplies.  Well, we didn't get as far as I had envisions, and I am left with a big MESS until we get the time to finish what we started.  I have been searching through Pinterest for storage and desk ideas and I think I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do, but my biggest obstacle is time. In the meantime, I am trying to create in the chaos - which is a daunting task!

I did manage to get this cute, festive card done yesterday.  Love this Pebbles Inc. paper and I thought it paired nicely with the Stampendous stamp.  My friend Lynda took the picture of the card displayed in front of the wooden Santa my dad made for me many moons ago. Isn't he cute??

Now back to cleaning and organizing (maybe).........

Friday, December 6, 2013


It's been a bit since I've posted.  I have been busy carting kids around and getting prepared for Christmas. I lost my mojo for a bit, trying to get it back.  Of course my mojo would probably come back if I spent some time organizing my scrap area.  I keep praying every night when I go to bed that the Scrap Room Fairies will magically appear while I’m asleep and clean and organize my desk.  Of course I wake up disappointed, but I will keep praying.

The theme of today’s card is simplicity.  I LOVE this stamp set by Close to My Heart.  It’s called Remarkable Wreath and not only does it have this great image for Christmas, it has banners and flowers, etc. that make the set appropriate for just about any occasion!  I’ve linked to the stamp set which is available from my favorite Close to My Heart consultant, Kathy Carr!!  You can find it Here

Now where are those fairies? 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Stinkin' cute!

Who couldn't help but love Penny Black stamps? There is something for everyone. From the stinkin' cute to the more traditional, there is something for all tastes.  I tend to gravitate towards stinkin' cute myelf, like this stamp I got from Michaels.  The American Crafts Christmas Glitter paper was the perfect back drop for this adorable image.  The sentiment is from Close to My Heart's  Perfect Fit Holidays stamp set.  I added some Diamond Stickles on her dress to match the glittery background which added the perfect touch to such a sweet card!  Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christmas Magic

Christmas is such a magical time of year.  I love to see the wonder in children's eyes as they visit with Santa, bake cookies for Santa's big night.  So fun, so innocent and so, well, magical!

This image from Stampendous captures the magic of Christmas perfectly.  Once again I colored the little elf with my Spectrum Noir markers and added some bling to the white areas of his hat and coat with Stickles.  I mounted the transparent K&Company sentiment on two 1 1/4 inch circles to mimic the circles on the pattern paper and the image and of course, added some ribbon.

 Simply magical if I do say so myself.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Since this is my third Cas(e) this Sketch Challenge creation, I guess I am officially addicted!  As soon as I saw this sketch, I KNEW what I was giong to do.

First thing I did was to use my Spellbinder die and cut a hole in the front of this pretty blue cardstock.  I've had this cardstock in my stash for YEARS, I think it's from Club Scrap.  I used a lighter blue cardstock and my Spellbinder die again to make a window.  Then I cut a strip of white glitter paper that I put through my Cuttlebug with the same die as the window it would fit nicely on the front of the card.  I found silver snowflake stickers in my stack and I stuck them together with a thin piece of ribbon so I could suspend the snowflake from the window.  I added bling to the snowflake and the rest of my card with my I-rock and embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.  I am very happy with the final product and had a great time creating it.  Can't wait for the next sketch!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Purr-fectly Joyful

When I saw this cute stamp by Stampendous at Michaels I knew I had to have it! Just too stinkin' cute, and since I am owned by two cats it was just a given that I would need it for my stamp collection.

I decided to color the kitty grey in honor of my Odie who I adopted 6 weeks ago.  I can so see him and my other cat Orion playing with our Christmas lights!  It should make for an interesting holiday!   It was only natural to wrap some twine around the card since it's the ultimate "cat toy".  Such a joyful card.  Hope it makes you smile as much as it does me!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Christmas Cas(e)ing

Today I tried my hand at another card from Case(e) this sketch.  

When I saw the sketch, I thought it was perfect for me since I'm pretty much a gal who likes clean lines (no “shabby chic” coming from this chick!)  As soon as I started the card, I knew I was wrong.  The graphic lines were definitely challenging for me (isn't that the point of a challenge?) I think the papers I chose might have contributed to the difficulty, but in the end, I was happy with the results.

My card:

The sketch:

Friday, November 8, 2013


Christmas time always makes me think if lots of shimmer.  Between the twinkling lights, the iridescent snow, and the glistening garland, there’s always lots of sparkle to this magical season!

Today’s card features LOTS of sparkle.  The image is an from an old Stampin’ Up set that features this whimsical cow adorned for various holidays and occasions.  I colored him with alcohol markers and added some diamond stickles.  The trees I cut from a Recollections paper pack I purchased last year (Jolly Jamboree).  Added more sparkle with some bling on the tree, more stickles on the background and then it was complete.  Hope I made you smile today!

Monday, November 4, 2013


I was in a funk yesterday, looking at my mass of supplies, and unable to find any inspiration in the plethora of (s)crap on my desk.  So I poked around and came across a card challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.

What a clean and simple sketch!  And since I LOVE a good challenge, I rifled through my stash, picked out some papers and came up with this.

Nothing like a good challenge to get your mojo rolling!  Check out CAS(E) this Sketch and see if you can get inspired.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Holy Scrap! Christmas is Coming!

Every time I log onto Facebook I am bombarded with posts that remind me just how close Christmas is. Really?  Do I need to be reminded?  I have enough anxiety in my life!

So in the hustle and bustle of life around us, today's card contains one simple word, one word that I am going to repeat over and over to myself in order to survive the season.  That one word?  Peace.  Definition of peace is - freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.  I think it's something that we all need in our lives, not just during the holidays, but all year round! 

Enjoy this peaceful moment brought to you by me!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

All good things must come to an end.....

Tomorrow is Halloween!

As exciting as that is, it's also bittersweet since this is the last Halloween card I'll be posting for awhile.  Can you guess the theme of this card?  Gotta' love me some googly eyes!!

So, I cleaned up my desk last night and put Halloween away.  While I shed a few tears, I am looking forward to sharing Christmas with you all!

So here it is, the last Halloween card for 2013!  Happy Haunting!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

We now return you to Halloween

Since we were preempted by Christmas yesterday, it is now time to return to Halloween!

Today’s card is a 5 ½ inch square card featuring yet another digital image from Tiddly Inks.  Christy Croll’s images are just too stinkin’ cute.  I am a huge fan and extremely addicted!

I colored this adorable witch and her HUGE pumpkin with my Spectrum Noir markers.  Still not sure about coloring hair, but I will continue to practice.  I added some Crystal Stickles to the pumpkin and to the witch’s hat.  My favorite part of the card (besides the image) is the little googly eyes in the O’s in the title.  Just a little whimsical touch to go with such a cute image. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Interrupted!

Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt Halloween to bring you….


I saw this little project on Pinterest yesterday, so of course I had to get the little terra cotta pots from ACMoore while I was out yesterday!  I painted the top three with Silks Mallard Green acrylic glaze.  I used Golden Green Ferro special effect stone paste on the base of the tree.  When all was dry I glued the pieces together with my hot glue gun, added some red bling and silver stickles, and the rest is history.  What a fun and easy project!

Ho Ho Ho!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

More Halloween

Got another Halloween card done.  The image is from  Love their digital stamps!  So stinkin' cute!

I did some coloring on this with my Spectrum Noir markers - just around the edges of the mummy, then added some crystal Stickles.  The paper is from the Authentique's Thrilling 6 X 6 pack.

Thanks for looking!!  Maybe I'll actually get another card done before Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Where has Peggy been?

So I've been absent for the last few weeks since I've been SUPER busy with the kids - constantly running since school started!  I've put more miles on my car these last few weeks than I did the first 9 months of the year!  But now that soccer season is just about complete, I am hoping to spend more time creating and sharing.

Made a quick card for my buddy Lynda!  She has Halloween cards that I made in prior years displayed in her office.  I hope she like this one!!! 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Self Portrait

Happy Labor Day!

Now that it’s September, I can direct my thoughts towards Halloween! Ok, so I’ve been in Halloween mode for awhile now. However, I would enjoy the thought of Halloween much more if it wasn't soupy and hot here in NEPA!

So I did a bit of a self portrait card this time.  I masked off white cardstock with a circle, then inked around it to create the look of a spooky night with a full moon.  The K&Company witch was the perfect silhouette for the full moon. I added some bats I punched out from black cardstock, orange ribbon, and a sentiment that I cut from Authentique's Thrilling collection and I had me another great card!  

Isn't Halloween grand?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


So here is another Halloween card I worked on this week.  I love Halloween, and I LOVE clearance stuff.  I bought a bag of K&Company Die Cut Glitter Cardstock Kelli Panacci Halloween early in the summer on clearance at AC Moore.  They are so fun!  I made my own spooky background by inking white cardstock with Close to My Heart Autumn Terracotta and Gold Rush inks and edged it with my Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  I glued the house die cut to a piece of orange cardstock and cut it out – just because I wanted the windows to look like there were lights in them.  Well, I was not happy with the way it looked, so I got out my trusty yellow Stickles and filled in the windows.  Much happier with that effect!  The little Mummy is a stamp from Close to My Heart – it’s MANY years old…I don’t even remember the name of the stamp set.  But I stamped it on white cardstock and took my Spectrum Noir markers and put some grey around him, just so he looks dirty (you know, it’s hard to keep mummy gauze clean for hundreds of years!!).  I glued a couple more die cuts to the card and voila, a cute and fun card! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hallo Scream!

Yesterday I told you that my good friends got me a stamp from the clearance bin at ACMoore.  Or was it Michael’s?  Doesn’t matter I guess, but what I failed to mention was that these same good friends got me a TON of stuff from the clearance bin. Lots and LOTS of stamps, especially the little Studio G stamps that usually cost about a dollar.

So as I laid the no less than 6 sets of Studio G Halloween stamps in front of me, I wondered what I would do with such small images.  That’s when the checkerboard idea hit me.  So I stamped 6 of the little images on 1” X 1” squares which I then matted with 1.25” x 1.25” inch orange squares. I also added two Jolee’s Boutique dimensional stickers and a googly eye to a three squares for interest. I arranged all the squared on a black 4.25” x 5.5” card front leaving a space on the bottom for a strip of patterned paper.  I finished it off with the “Hallo Scream” stamp that I embossed with purple embossing powder. 

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Halloween?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Back after a week vacation and a week recovering from vacation!! Hope to start posting now on regular basis, especially when school starts again in a week!

So yesterday I had a couple of my "besties" come over and we spent the day crafting. My friend Lynda is a FABULOUS crochet-er (ok crochet-er is not really a word, but the word for someone who crochets is a hooker…and I don’t really want to call her that!) Anyway, if you’re looking for some cute crocheted gift ideas, check out her Etsy shop.

During our craft day I made this cute Halloween card (have I mentioned how much I love Halloween?) The cute ghost I cut from my Cricut, using the “Mini Monsters” Cartridge. I inked the edges of the ghost with grey ink and added two googly eyes. The background is a piece of white cardstock that I ran through my Cuttlebug using the “Bricked” folder by Tim Holtz by Sizzix “Textured Fades.” I then inked that with two colors of grey ink (retired Close to My Heart grey wool and Bazzinks). Both have been in my stash for MANY, and I do mean MANY years. I finished it off with a black piece of cardstock that I stamped with the “Happy Haunting” sentiment that a good friend gave me and embossed it with Close to My Heart purple embossing powder then snipped the ends to make a flag shape.

Happy Haunting!! I’ll have more Halloween cards to come!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Ok, I know it's only August, but anyone who knows me is well aware that my FAVORITE holiday is Halloween! Not sure why. Don't know if I'm trying to relate to my "dark" side, or if I just love dressing up and pretending, even if just for one day, that I am someone else. So, the last post I showed you the beginnings of my canvas. I loved how it turned out. Started with a layer of Gesso Canvas Primer, then I painted a layer of Silks Yellow Rose all over the canvas. Then I put down a layer Ranger Distress Crackle paint in vintage photo. Last layer was just black ink and voila, I had a spooky background. Just added some die cuts and the finished product is an adorable decoration to hang in my house. Give it a try sometime. It's just all about the layering! Keep playing until you get the effect you want!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The start of something spooky!

One of my goals at CKC was to learn how to play with paints. So, I took quite a few mixed media classes and fell in LOVE. Spent over $50.00 at the Splash of Color Booth, but hey, you only live once! This week ACMoore had canvas on sale. I got my courage up and bought a couple so I could create a Halloween project. Never mind I had NO idea on how I was going to make it happen, but I was determined. So last night I sat down with my canvas, and after a few moments of hyperventilating, I decided to take the plunge. A few hours later, I had the background of my project complete. I am quite happy with it and decided to share it so I can inspire others to play with paint. It's really not scary once you do it!
Hopefully in a couple days I'll have the completed project to share. I'm flying by the seat of pants here, so who knows what the final product will look like!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Here in Northeast PA it was a dreary, rainy day - the kind of day you just want to stay in bed, curled up with a good book or magazine and the TV remote. But alas, duty calls and I dragged by butt out of bed, dropped the kids at camp and did my required 8 hours at work. Then off to ACMoore and Michaels with a good friend. Good friends are what inspired me for today's card. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stamp set from Close to My Heart. Being a former consultant I know I may be biased, but the quality of the My Acrylix stamps from CTMH really can't be beat. This set was a stamp of the month (don't ask me when) and it's called Friendship Bouquet. I got it from Well, actually I got it at CKC Lancaster but it was from Dr. Phil Scraps! Hope you enjoy my little bit of sunshine on a cloudy day!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Coloring...good for the soul!

I spent the weekend crafting my heart out at Creating Keepsakes Convention in Lancaster PA. Had such a great time hanging with my creative buddies, learning new techniques, and fondling beautiful products. One of the classes I took was working with alcohol markers, specifically, Spectrum Noir markers. I have been experimenting with these for awhile, but it was great to learn the proper blending techniques from the experts. The most important thing I learned from that class? The right paper makes ALL the difference in the world! Tonight I played with my markers and am quite happy with the results. The stamp set is Home for Christmas from the Christmas with Barkley Collection from Stampworkz. The stamp set was a prize in class - of course I didn't win the set, so I had to visit the Bee Creative booth to purchase it! Money well spent if I do say so myself!
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Starting anew!

For the past seven years my creative side has taken a back seat to my full time job and my children.  Now I am beginning a journey back to the "old" me - back to when I was creative, I was happy, and I was free! I hope you'll join me on this journey as I share my creativity and my knowledge and get back to having fun.  Life is short.  Time to get crafty!