Thursday, May 31, 2012

CAS - A DRAGONFLY GARDEN - artist Diana Garrison

Launching June 2 at Squigglefly are several beautiful images, some from recently new artists and some from BRAND NEW ARTISTS!  Three new artists are Denise Clemenson, Mike Eustis, and Kim Fleming.

Be sure to check them out.  i'm giving you a sneak peek of a couple, one today and the other tomorrow, so tune into Squigglefly's shop on Saturday for even more!

Dragonfly Garden is a Zentangle image - so beautiful and so fun to color.  I used copics on the original image and cropped around it and attached to a brick embossed cardfront I received from my friend Kathy.  I've since ordered that brick embossing folder, I am so in love with the natural abilities of it.

So don't forget our challenge at Squigglefly Challenge Blog.
Grab an image you'd like to work with - either a freebie or purchase one or perhaps you already have one saved in your DIGI files!  

Tune in here tomorrow for yet another new digi from Squigglefly!  And if you haven't lately, perhaps back up those digi files???  :)

Monday, May 28, 2012


Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals have a special challenge this week at Squigglefly Blogspot!  So challenging that I bet you can't do it!  Come on - take the dare!  The challenge is simple - keep your card CAS (clean and simply).  Now register your card at Squigglefly's blogspot and get in the contest and perhap win yourself some free digis!!!

Did you ever google CAS - well I did.  I found everything from gas cards to actuary tables, and then I detailed my google a bit more sophisticated and asked for CAS CARD MAKING and got some great ideas.  One of my faves was here at COLORFUL OM's blogspot

Well Rhonda specifically said NO DESIGNER PAPERS this week!  So I created a quiet yet a bit busy card using various cs on hand.  My friend Kathy had given me this brick embossed cs done in paint; my friend Allie had swiped a bit of awesome gold metallic across some beautiful cs........I had finished 4 hedgies for 4 cards and it all gradually came together.  My friend Mel rakked me mini ric rac and the Floral Embellishments from Petaloo!  Wow, do I love them!  

So you see how easy it is to make a card (or in my case 4 cards) w/o designer papers?  It's still fun to create your own papers, isn't it?

SFC2112 - CAS - Steppping in for my friend Terri

Flower Pot Kitty is just a gem of an image to work with!  The challenge this week of Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals is to create a card in CAS - which means clean and simple.  I used no designer paper but used a cuttlebug folder to create a bit of drama background on really shiny gold cs for Ms. Kitty and her pot of flowers.  

I also used some beautiful black paper lace along one division area between the Kraft paper and the gold imaged paper.  The sentiment is just a stamped image I keep on hand. 

This image was created for a friend who was absent from our group this week.  At Squigglefly we are always willing to go the extra mile for a member friend.  The entire Squigglefly company is very family oriented, and i treasure it all as  a wonderful chance to work with them!

So please come on over and make up a card/project using a very simple background in a clean and simple theme - enter it in our weekly challenge this week and you could possibly win a beautiful digi set!  :)

Monday, May 21, 2012


YEE HAW!!! - make a different style card!  Right up my alley.  You see I received a darling Christmas card from my friend Pammie - and my intentions were to create cards like it - with a twist!  I like to enclose a bit of fun such as a gift card or a sweet surprise with my cards, so I left room for just that.

Above is the front of my card using Little Bee - available at Squigglefly's store!   Just click under the picture to go to the webpage.

Everything starts with paper that is at least 8.5x11 - in my case I had some 2 sided 12x12 so have a bit of leftovers for the next one.  The high point of the card is at 5.5 in. - the low point of this card is 3 in.  Just score and fold at 3.5 inches twice across becoming equal fold points.  Attach the side and bottom of the front to create a pocket.

 In that pocket you can do some fancy punching on a tag and attach a gift card or put a gift card inbetween 2 tags as shown.

I colored my Little Bee with copics and the paper is from Tres Jolee from awhile back.  Perfect for this constructions.
I hope you join me in this week's challenge; show us what you can do with a square peg and a round hole at Squigglefly Blogspot.  (click!)

Monday, May 14, 2012

SFC1912-Use your sentiment as your main focus

by Artist Roann Mathias
by Artist Diana Garrison

Hey, have you been over at Squigglefly's Blogspot lately?  If you haven't you are missing out on some great fun!  It seems when summer begins to hit we are all so busy and our crafts take a back door to some of our "other" activities.  Well, Squjigglefly has taken this into consideration and this week's challenge is ultra easy!  

Just use a sentiment as your main focal point of a card.  I tell you - I am way too busy right now to get a detailed card together.  Along with trying to make cards ahead for 8 weeks because of an upcoming surgery, I have numerous orders to fill, so I welcomed this easy challenge from Rhonda's Rowdy's.  Why don't you hop on over to the blogspot (click the link ladies)

I chose to layer colors for emphasis.  I also outlined much of the left Dragonfly Border with a stardust gel pen.  2 tiny silver pearls dot the "i's" in the word Imagine - they almost look like those dragees we used to use on cakes!  Hated them tho!  I love these!  The dragonfly border is a result by one of our artists of a form of doodling called:  ZENTANGLE!  CLICK on that link and try it, you'll love it!

This card will be a great card for our graduates and tuck a nice little surprise within!

Come on over to Squigglefly's blogspot, enter a card, win an image.  You can purchase images for as low as 99 cents or even Free.  Come join me this week!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mother's Day Weekend Blog Hop

This lovely lady is an image you can acquire at's website.  A group I belong to, My Scrapbook Place is having a blog hop this weekend.  Why not come hop along and see some creations.   The lovely flowers on this 6x6 card were made by my friend Shannon.  Stop by her blog and leave her some love.  I'm sure she'd love for you to come visit her Etsy store also.  Click on the links for her blog and store.

Well I suppose I should share a story or fun happening about our mom way back when.  Well my mom has been gone for 50 years now, so my memories are few.  The good times I remember (before she fell so ill and Dad passed away too) was of her sitting on the porch rocking away with the neighbor there too.  We children were out on the lawn having fun, trying to basically kill each other!  No one ever succeeded cause it was all in fun and jest.  I remember her kind smile and the way she always was so neatly dressed and her dark curly hair all pretty and poised around her head.  She and Dad married in 1944 and Dad was still part of the war.  But when he came home for good, we all rejoiced and enjoyed every moment we could with him.  He passed away 6 years before mom leaving her a 34 yo widow with 4 children.  Times were hard; but we loved each other.

And the reason I picked this lady with the washboard, is I remember a special wash day when we were using the wringer washer and mom's arm slipped and went thru the wringer.  She was bruised afterwards for a long time.  I do remember using the metal washboard to help wash out my brother's overalls and jeans.

Ah the good times of childhood.  Now hop on over to my friend

Leave a little note you've been here and have a very caring weekend.  If your mom is still on earth, hug her or call her; if she's not, spend the day with someone needing some company for the weekend.  Many hugs!


Here is the Blog Hop order. Have fun, and if you get lost along the way, come back---you don't want to miss anyone's post!
Your Scrapbook Place - return there and tell us your fave mom or dad story!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mr Wool Daisy Goes Blinky! (SFC1812)

Well ladies, did you or did you not subscribe to the One A Day in May at Squigglefly? I am totally flabbergasted at all the beautiful images in my email box daily! Now if you are receiving the images too, you will recognize Mr. Wool Daisy by Sandy Sommerfeld.   Now remember there are 3 different Mr. Wools and they are so worth collecting!

Holley's Hobbyists have the easiest challenge for any card or project maker - #SFC1812 - simply to have glitter on your project!  Well I tell you after the weekend I've had of trying to install a new computer into our home (or rather into my brain) and having sat comfortably for 11 years with my old Compaq, this was probably the most difficult thing I will ever do.  i swear my brain went stagnant!  Well here it is Sunday evening, and guess what, it works beautifully.  I can now say I'm ready to get back into life as I know it using my computer!

So above we have the outside of a 4.25x5.5 card with Mr. Wool Daisy.  Guess where the glitter is!  I almost used my white no settle glue on him because it looks so much like wool or soap suds, but I decided I better save it for my card project I received an order for.

Now here is the interior all set for someone to smile!  "YOU ARE AMAZING" is also one of the new May digis and you can purchase it at Squigglefly right now along with another wonderful sentiment.  Just click on the link!

Thanks for stopping by.  Leave a comment and have a great woolly week!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

NURSE'S DAY - MAY 6 and thru 5/12

Available at - just click the link!

This card came to me partially created from my friend Carolyn C.  I decided to go a different route with the final creation.  It even has an easel on the back so that someone can stand the card on their desk during Nurse's Week!  In the photo below, there is a quote matted as well as a gift envelope with some 'fun stuff' and all will be clipped to the inside with a lovely heart clip - you can see that at the top of the card.

Nursing is an art:  and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit?  It is one of the Fine Arts:  I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.  ~Florence Nightingale

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

I salute my youngest daughter Shelly and all her nursing friends as well as my sister Marlene and my friend Teresa, all who are enjoying the greatest profession ever!