Saturday, January 27, 2018


The challenge at Frilly and Funkie is to choose a word to keep you focused in 2018. I chose 'memories' for several reasons:
1. I want to focus on going through old photos and sending them to cousins whose families are included in them. I inherited a trunk full of old photos from my mother and I need to organize them and get them labeled while I can remember who they are!
2. I also recently had my DNA results and want to focus on some of my family heritage.
3. I recently purchased scrapbooks so I could begin preserving memories of the grandkids.
4. We've decided to have a family reunion every two years and this year we will be going to Lake Tahoe, keeping memories alive of my two brothers who have passed, with my nieces and nephews.
5. We've also planned a trip to Disneyland for the grandkids, making new memories!

I recently ordered some of Tim Holtz Paper Dolls, thinking it was the Christmas version. Looks like I'll be using these in several upcoming projects since there are so many images included! I chose the image with the three children standing together because it reminded me of myself with my two brothers. I stamped a vintage Ferris wheel (Stampin' Up Feeling Sentimental) in the background along with a saying from Tim Holtz, The Journey. The definition stamp is also an old one from Stampin'Up, Define Your Life.

And, since I need to stay focused, I showcased it in this Flip Frame, purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

And because it is a tag, I am including it in Simon Says 'Tag It'.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Birthday Elephant

This is a birthday card for my two year old grandaughter. She's got a thing for elephants! And this sweet image of the little girl on a swing from Carabelle Studio, "Swing", reminds me so much of my sweet two-year-old! The elephant image is from Stampin' Up You're Amazing. The elephant chair is from Homegoods!

Take a look at the Wednesday Challenge for Simon Says Stamp to 'Add a Sentiment'.

Desires of your heart

The Monday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp this week is 'Birds of a Feather' use either a bird or a feather in your project.  I have a niece with a birthday coming up, so I decided to use this bird image from Tim Holtz clear stamp set Urban Grunge. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings Vol. 3. I stamped Vintage Text by Wendy Vecchi on the base of the card, then layered a die cut piece using Tim Holtz Thinlits and some leaves from the Festive Greens die set.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Christmas Tag #6 (or #9!) 2017

This is my Tag #6 but it was inspired by week #9 of The Funkie Junkie: 2017 Challenge. I must say I was a little disappointed in how this one turned out after being so inspired by Linda's tag for week 9. But since today is the last day to submit for the challenge I decided to post it anyhow so I could at least say I made it half way! I don't work that well under pressure LOL!  I did get to use my Weathered White Embossing Powder I ordered last year though!

Anyhow, I had fun with the ones I created and look forward to joining in on the fun challenges over at Frilly and Funkie.

I hope everyone had a fun, peaceful, holiday and look forward to what the new year brings!

Christmas Tag #5 2017

I was able to pull out another stamp which I purchased years ago, and oddly enough never used! I really need to do better about using what I have, but the new stuff is so much fun!

The inspiration from week 5 of The Funkie Junkie 2017 Christmas Challenge comes from the Santa image offset on the tag and the postmark.  Again, I used Tim Holtz Festive Greens for the Holly and the Pine Cones. 

Well, I'm getting down to the wire for posting these for the challenge, and I was only able to get 6 of them done this year...I am determined to start earlier next year!  We were traveling (Italy and Greece) in October, figured we'd better do it while we can still enjoy, after Hubby's heart surgery this year!

Christmas Tag #4 2017

The little vintage Christmas ad is another little 'freebie' thank you gift for placing an order at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  And I'm sure you recognize the great little bow from Tim Holtz Festive Greens by now...can you tell how much I like it? The mistletoe die is also from that set.

Anyhow, this is for week 4 of The Funkie Junkie: 2017 Challenge.  Love the silhouettes of the Victorian Carolers that Linda used but alas, I can't order everything I like! This image is from Cricut which I definitely don't use enough! I did enjoy pulling out one of my Tim Holtz Mini Stencils for the faux brick background.

Christmas Tag #3 2017

I loved the large letters Linda used in her 3rd week of The Funkie Junkie: 2017 Challenge so I quickly grabbed this stamp to make a tag to go with my wrapping paper.  (It's for a camp light for my son...get it? Merry & Bright?  Anyhow, then I thought that was a little too easy so I went back to work on the little panel below.

The sweet little snowman charm is a 'surprise gift' from placing an order at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

The stripe is from Tim Holtz Mini Stencil and the bow is from Tim Holtz Festive Greens.