Friday, April 30, 2010

Lil' Cowgirl

Happy day to you, I hope it is going well.
This is my very first Anya from The Greeting Farm card. She is just adorable.
She is part of a monthly card swap that I am hosting on SCS.
Our March hostess for the fabulous Jennifer B. she sent the image, designer paper and the rope.  The rope was difficult to work with, but I think it adds a nice touch to the card.
Remember to smile today,

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sleeping Angel

I am just thrilled with the way this layout turned out!
This is my darling Jenna napping, it was one of those days that she just sat down and fell right asleep. 
Which is very rare for her.
Today is sketch challenge day at The Stamping Boutique. This week's sketch is by Becky Fleck at
I am using Serenity from the Enchantment line of digital images.
To see what is new stop by, The Stamping Boutique.
The sketch is 8x8.
Happy Thursday,

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spring Luna - Pink and Teal

I just love Ching-Chou Kiuks Fantasty Art Collection stamps from Paper Jewels
I am drawn to their beauty and they let me express my fantasy side. 
This is Spring Luna.
I used colored pencils to shade and color her. Also added I little bit of stickles to her clothes. 
Paper Jewels carries these plus so much more....Bildmalarna, CC Design, EZ Mount and emblishments.
Click HERE to check out the store.

Enjoy your day,

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bamboo Serande

Happy Tuesday!
WOW, we are at the end of April!!!
I am so loving creating with Ching Chou Kuik's Fantasy Art Collection images.
At first the idea of coloring these beauties was so intimidating,
but I think I am doing a great job (patting myself on my back, lol).
This is Bamboo Serande.
She is colored with Twistable Crayola Colored Pencils,
 I added silver stickles to her top to give a sheer look to her clothing.
Besure to stop by Paper Jewels.

Thanks for visiting today,

Monday, April 26, 2010

Twirling Fairies

Hello from Reno!  Chuck and I are a little vacation.  He is bowling in the National Tournament this week.
April was a busy month for our family lots of busy weekends, the birth of my adorable nephew Evan and Spring cleaning.  I missed our first  April challenge at The Stamping Boutique, this sketch is too beautiful to pass up. The sketch was provided by Becky Fleck at PageMaps.
Here is my layout, ' The Best Mom'
Close up of Twirling Fairy.
Thanks for looking,

Friday, April 23, 2010

Butterfly Bear

Have you checked out Bugaboo Stamps?
They have some of the cutest digi stamps, there are so many you can spend all day just looking through their store. This is a digi image from the Butterfly Bears line.
I added a little bit of stickles to his antenas and wings and used some scraps from my stash.
He is colored with Copics and Bic Mark-It Alls.
Hugs and Smiles for you today,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Let's Take A Walk.......

Today at The Stamping Boutique challenge blog, we have a double page layout challenge for you.
This sketch is from

Today we are spending the day at Lincoln Memorial Park in Springfield, Illinois. This is such a beautiful park around Lake Springfield.  Jenna was about 3 years old and loved it.  We had such a great time taking in nature.
I found this sentiment in my stash and can't believe how perfect it fits the day and my layout.
The designer papers are all from my stash and they are not even from the same paper line.  I was so happy with the way they all matched.
Take the time to enjoy nature and her beauty.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Let's Go To The Fair~~

Have you ever been to the Pig Races????
Every year we pack up the car and head to the Wisconsin State Fair and LOVE IT!!!
My favorite part are the pig races. 
It is so fun to watch these piggies run to finish and get a treat.  They get cheese puffs at the end. 
It just makes me giggle.
The little guy in the photo on the top right is swimming, well more like he ran across the water.

This is my family being silly.  We took our pictures in this tiny little car....
 that's my mom and dad on the right with Jenna.

Baby Evan, two days old and his first photo shoot.
He is so adorable, can't you tell I am just so proud to be his Auntie!
Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring Luna - Yellow and Pink

WOW, I can't belive how fast April is flying by.
It's Tuesday and time for my design team post for Paper Jewels.
Today I am featuring Spring Luna from Ching Chou Kuik's Fantasy Art Collection.
I am so excited to share this card with you, I am so happy with the way it turned out.
I used alot of shading on her. I used colored pencils and added pink stickles to her hair and mermaid fin.

Enjoy the day,

Monday, April 19, 2010

Racine Wisconsin Cliffs

During the summer of 2008 we took a long weekend trip to Racine, Wisconsin and The Wisconsin State Fair. My aunt and uncle were visiting from Florida and they spent the weekend with us.
We had such a great time. 
We took a hike to the Racine Cliffs, it was a beautiful view of Lake Michigan.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Moonlight Beauty

I hope you are having a great weekend. 
Today I am so happy to be sharing with you a card featuring Ching-Chou Kuik's Fantasy Art Collection, this is Bamboo Serande.
You can find these beauties at Paper Jewels.
The store also carries images from CC Designs and Bilddmalarna along with a varitey of emblishments and EZ Mount.
I used colored pencils, added stickles to the flower in her hair, the moon and her mernaid fin. 
I am so pleased with how my coloring just keeps getting better the more I sit down with these images.

Enjoy the day,

Friday, April 16, 2010

Black Rose Fairy

It's Finally.......TGIF.......Baby!!
I have plans to spend most of the weekend scrapbooking and catching up on some crafting. It has been awhile since I just locked myself in the basement and played.

I am drawn to Sweet Pea's Ching-Chou Kiuks line of Fantasy stamps they are just so beautiful and I enjoy using bright color combos.  They really allow me to express my fantasy art side of crafting. You can check out Jenny's store, Paper Jewels.  She carries Sweet Pea, Bildmalarna, CC Designs and emblishments.  Besure to stop by and check out the new summer stamps that are available for pre-order.
Challenges -
Flutter By Wednesday - #105 Open Challenge
Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenges - #9 Wings and Flowers
Cute Care Thursday - Challenge 108 Touchy & Feely
Stamp Something- Something Layered Challenge
Meljen's Designs Challenges - Challenge #3 3-D
For Fun Challenges - Create an encouraging card and then mail to someone special.

I used last week's Papertake Weekly Challenge sketch for inspiration.
The red dp is flocked and the black has lots of glitter.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cute As A Bug.....

Happy Thursday My Friends!
Time for another wonderful sketch challenge from The Stamping Boutique featuring a sketch from Becky Fleck at
The sketch is 8x8.
Challenges -
I used Ladybug Audrey. 
The supplies I used are left over from a scrapbook page kit, the edges are inked in ruby red.
Be sure to stop by TSB store and check out what is new.
Hope you are having a great day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Summertime Fun!

More summertime fun in Racine Wisconsin. 
We stopped by a lighthouse on Lake Michigan and the grounds were just stunning!
There was beautiful views of Lake Michigan and a lovely flower garden with paths and benches. 
Jenna and Gramma colored a picture while there.

Challenges -
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Soft Hues, Flowers and Ribbon

Have a Sunny Day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Purple Woods

Good Morning!
 It's Tuesday and time for another card featuring images from Ching-Chou Kiuks Fantasy Art Collection. Today I used Purple Woods. She is colored with Crayola Twistable Pencils, I am really liking these pencils, the colors are rich and bold. I added grape stickles to highlight her hair and added a little bling in the corners.

Besure to stop by Paper Jewels to check out all the stamps Jenny has to offer.

Have a good day,

Monday, April 12, 2010

One Cool Chick and a Dude!

Ok, these pictures make me smile and giggle everytime I see them.
During the summer of 2008 we took Jenna for her first visit to the Wisconsin State Fair.
She had so much fun looking at all the livestock exhibits.
We spent a long time checking out all the lil' baby chicks and baby cows.
Don't you just love the glasses? She had them on most of the day, takes after her mommy that way.

Baby Evan Logan Flores, oh I just want to hold him and cuddle all day long.

I hope we made you smile.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Just Hanging Out.....

Summer of 2008 - Holland, Michigan
Another layout from a mini vacation Jenna and I took with my mom and dad.
We had lunch at a little park that over looked Lake Michigan. 
Have you figured out that Jenna is a complete camera hog, she loves to pose and smile. Sometimes she will even tell me to wait till she gets into the right pose.  See that photo at the top of my layout, this is a perfect example!
The punches are created with tools from Creative Memories and all the supplies were inlcuded in a scrapbooking page kit I received in a swap on SCS.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Teddy Stampers - Spring Card Challenge

I am super excited to be back with Teddy Stampers as April's Guest Designer. 
I hope you will play along with us this week.
Today's challenge at Teddy Stampers is to create a Spring card using a teddy bear image.
I created this card using a pre-colored clip art set from Cuddly Buddly.
The coordinating background paper was include with the cip art images.
Cuddly Buddly has so many traditional stamps, digis, clip art and so many other paper crafts you will want to stop by and check them out.

Happy Spring,

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cynthia the Easter Fairy

This week at The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog we have a two page layout sketch from Becky Fleck at PageMaps.  I created a Easter theme layout using The Fairy Cynthia at Easter from The Stamping Boutique.

I used lot of bright colors that remind me of Easter eggs. I inked the image in turquoise.

Challenges -
Polycraft Monday Challenge - #38 Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Challenge #7 Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday - #104 Use Sparkle on your creation.
Pixie Dust Studio - Challenge #17 Things with Wings Challenge

The Easter eggs are inked in pink and purple inks to give them deepth.
Close up of Easter Cynthia.
Hope you have enjoyed my layout today,

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Red Hot Bella

Only two more days till the weekend, Yippee!!!!! 
I need to do some much needed cleaning and yardwork this weekend.

I colored Bella many moons ago and when I saw this week's Critter Sketch Challenge, I ran home to my card kit stash.  I inked the edges of the designer paper and image in Ruby Red and added a little bit of stickles to her drink.

Here is this week's Critter Sketch.  This week's challenge had a twist, add gingham somewhere on your card.

Here is my Bella card.

One Stitch At A Time - Challenge #7 Anything Goes
S2G Challenges - Anything Goes
Have a great day,

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Beautiful Blog Award

I received a nice surprise today from my dear friend, Melanie.
Thanks girl for the thinking of me.
As part of the award I need to tell you 10 things about me and pass this award on.

1. I love Peanut Butter Cups.
2. I live in Northern Illinios, near Chicago and don't like cold and snow. Go Figure!
3. I have 3 wonderful childern.
4. My favorite food is pizza and ice cream.
5. I love the scrapbook and create cards.
6. I have been married to my High School Sweetheart for almost 23 years.
7. I love the roll the windows down in the car and crank up the radio.
8. I love to bowl, even though I am not very good.
9. I love my job, SERIOUSLY,  I do.
10. I am a Twilight addict, Go Team Edward!!!!!

I would like to pass this award on to.....

Thanks for making my afternoon!!!

Red Hearts, Ready for Spring

Happy Tuesday!
I am excited to be back and designing for Paper Jewels this month.
This month I will be featuring images from Ching-Chou Kiuks Fantasty Art Collections which you can see at Paper Jewels.
Today's card features Red Hearts.
She is colored in bright pink and green and ready for Spring.
I used my new Crayola Twistable Colored Pencils and I LOVE them and added pink stickles to her hair.

Challenges -
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Week 34 Wings
Sir Stampalot Challenge - Fantasy
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - #17 Spring is in the Air
For Fun Challenge - Any Thing Goes Card Challenge
Little Red Wagon - Challenge #22 Roll Into Spring
S2G Challenges - Any Thing Goes

Over the weekend, we spent Easter Sunday with Erin, Mike and Evan. 
He is just so cute and I had to share a picture of him.
I hope this made you smile,

Monday, April 5, 2010

Are You Copying Me?

Are you wondering what Jena is doing?
During the Summer of 2008 Jenna and I went camping with my parents to Holland, Michigan.  In the downtown area they have all these bronze statues, my dad thought it would be fun to have her copy each one.  Oh My Gosh.....we had a blast and she was so excited each time she found a statue to copy. If you take a close look at each picture, you can see she is doing a really great job.
I used a border kit I received in a swap on SCS.  I love the colors, perfect for summer scrapbooking.
Keep on Scrappin'

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Let's Play!!

Happy Easter!!!!

During the summer Jenna and I love to go camping with my parents. 
They have a RV - can you say.....hotel on wheels!
I have been working on scrapbooking all our mini trips and weekends away with them.
During the Summer of 2008 we went to the Indiana Dunes. 
It was so much fun!
The campground had a playground and Gramma and Grandpa were close by so we spent alot of time playing and sliding.

Don't you just love this designer paper? 
It is so beautiful I just added my matted photos and some punch art. 
I love the colors!!!
Have a super duper day,