Monday, July 30, 2012


Please scroll down to see BOTH of my cards. :)I am entering in Squigglefly, Jackson's Digital Expressions, Outlawz and Seems a Little Sketchy!

Sketch artist - Fawn Palmer

I created this 6x6 with some combos of lovely lavender papers I had on hand, along with a bit of accent coordination using my handmade crocheted flowers, a ticket, some beautiful magic mesh and ribbons-our Evening Angel's star seems to be literally dropping off the cloud, doesn't it!  This was a gorgeous image to work with - I can think of many ways to go with it!

Over at Squigglefly, Holley's Hobbyists have the floor this week.  All Holley's ladies want you to do is SPEAK TO THEM!  Here's the nitty gritty on Cloud 9, come join in!

Your card can use any image but you  MUST add a sentiment somewhere on your card.  The sentiment can either come from the store, be computer generated, or be embellishment such as a sticker quote, brads with words, and so on...  Be sure to check out all those .99 Squigglefly quotes!


Now jump on over to SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY for yet another challenge!
Here's the sketch to use!

-We would like you to follow the Sketch set in each challenge as closely as possible. You may flip it or add to it, but the sketch stills need to be obvious.

I created another card with a different sentiment.  I hope I have given you a bit of inspiration; just pull out your stash, grab an image and color!  

The Evening Angel image is easy to work with and fun to look at afterward.  My card is also being entered over at Seems A Little Sketchy - a great group to play along with!  So click the link, grab your cards and come on over!

At Jackson's Digital Expressions, another wonderful challenge..........come visit their gallery as well.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


And does she really need one?  This awesome digi is available now at the Squigglefly shop and has been drawn for us by Lynne Stansbery!  I really enjoyed coloring her with my copics - my camera is on the fritz tonite - as is also my printer - can we have 1 more thing go wrong.  But I hope if you enlarge the photos you will see all the delicious shading that Lynne puts into her images.

 I did both images on 6x6 and added lots of fun things Grandma is into - including her ancestry scrapbook (note the postcard in the back).

Both cards are being donated to the Card Shop sales for the Reedsburg Log Cabin Village mentioned in the earlier article.

I am also entering this card into the Outlawz challenge as well.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


In April of this year I had this wonderful image to color and create cards from - and I believe it's been my most popular and fun card and post; as I mentioned my ancestry in that post.  Click on the above link to read that post if you wish. 

But now I have something special to share with you that happened once I posted that card! 

See the 8x11 photo above the Queen Bee Wringer Washer!  I received a request to make a couple 8x10s of the Washer Woman, image from Squigglefly, created by Lynne Stansbery - a wonderful digi image artist!  I colored the requests with copics and ended up making several cards as well.

I discussed the display with second year Board member Becky  H. of Baraboo WI.  She states:

These old washing machines and wash day equipment are housed in a display at the Pioneer Log Village in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Our collection ranges from washboards from the mid-1800s to the very first electric washing machine “Thor” which is copper from just after the turn of the century. This old wringer is attached to a wooden wash tub. This display really makes you appreciate your modern conveniences!

We wanted to show someone using the items in the display and this image was perfect – and so was the copic coloring.

I thought it quite coincidental that Mrs. Hovde also goes by the Pen Name Queen Bee - note the inscription on the Queen Bee Wringer.  This particular Queen Bee wringer apparently was originally made in Ripon WI around turn of the century (early 1901).

Now how cool is that!  I'm glad to have my automatic!  But put a visit this summer or more specifically on September 15 for a grand afternoon at this wonderful historical village, complete with homes, church, school, museum, food and drinks and many memories!  Since the July 4 visit was cancelled due to extreme heat, look forward to an awesome Sept. 15!!

Monday, July 23, 2012



Image Artist Louise Gardner
Available now at  Squigglefly!

This is a 6x6 card with the fold on top.  The lovely green backing is a smooth rich feeling dp, as well as that balloony looking orange shiny dp.  Found these in my stash.  I also saw a challenge that inspired me to combine those particular colors.  They may be my new favorites!  But alas, let's get back to the challenge!

Use paper PIERCING on your card

Our challenge - to paper pierce; not paper piece, and I found great instructions at - just click on my above link to take you there.  Super easy - just tedious.  So haev your reading glasses handy and prepare to get dot crazy!  You do not need anything other than a simple free template downloadable from the internet and a piercing tool or thumbtack or straight pin with nice head to hang onto.

I had a long corsage pin perfect for my hands - but i can't say as much for my eyes.  Wow, you can feel a bit tipsy staring too long at your work, so take a break.  2 different designs are created when you pierce a paper - a flat side and raised side.  The flat side is on the same side as wihch you are working.  The raised side is on the backside.  I preferred the raised effect for my card.

You also need a thick mat so when the needle/tack/piercing tool goes thru the paper, it doesn't mar up the surface under your image.

Then use chalk/paint/ink/or leave as is as I did on Kraft paper - your choice - to bring out the detail of your design.

And good luck, hope you like the way I did mine, and decide to try your own.  It can be a piece as simple as a small tag or an embellishment - so come join in our group challenge at Squigglefly (CLICK!) and be sure that you use a  Squigglefly imagel

Chumley says 'hi'!
(those are rain barrels in the window that are EMPTY)

Saturday, July 21, 2012


I hope you are enjoying beautiful summer rains wherever you live!  We unfortunately have not seen a good rainstorm in months now.  We see them pass by as if we are trapped in some protective bubble while our plants and grasses are dying, the songbirds are moving north to wetter pastures!

So I decided to intro you to a gorgeous digi just released today at Squigglefly!  At least I can enjoy the rain by creating the card.  Hope you like it!  Click on the link below to go straight to the digi; while you are there grab a freebie and start your digi collection!   This project is also being entered at Digistamps4Joy South Africa: Challenge #46
and Jackson's Digital Expressions Anything Goes.

Image Artist Lynne Stansbery

I chose a 6x6 base to work with this card - I had something special to do to show my newest best friend Jessi!  Jessi is wonderful at crocheting around the outside of templates and diecuts.  I was so hooked when I saw her items, I had to know how she did it.  Jessi and I did some trading - I sent her my crocheted flowers for a look see up and perrsonal on how she does it!

Now when you look at my card above, you will notice there are cs loops on top of my crocheting.  At first I was going to directly mount my BLESSED RELIEF image to the completed crocheted project that took me all morning to do, but then I changed my color theme and decided to get a double effect.  The image is actually popdotted off my crocheted die as well.

 I hope you like it.  Why not come on over to Squigglefly's blog this afternoon and enter your project inour latest challenge.  There is another chance to win a digi and start that collection!  This fun challenge only involves you using a SQUIGGLEFLY image (you MUST DO THAT) and the following on your card or altered project or scrapbook page!

1) ribbon or lace;
2) brad or eyelets;
3) die cut(s) which may be store bought, or hand cut, or hand punched, or cut with your own machine, or used to cut out your stamped image, or used to cut the shape of your card;

Have a Happy Rainy Day (on me)!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

SSS and SBP 1st blog!

Welcome to the first ever blog hop combining Scrapbook Place and Scrapbook Stamp Society!!

This hop has wonderful designers from the Scrapbook Place using amazing images from artists of Scrapbook Stamp Society to create some delightful cards for your enjoyment. Each design team member has used an image from Scrapbook Stamp Society, in their creations.

This is an easel card - actual card is a 6x6, with the initial piece of bottom cs measuring 6x12, and then measuring at 6 and 3 and doing the fold.  I did the cover first of course; using copics.  This is such a beautiful image from SCRAPBOOK STAMP SOCIETY!  She was a joy to play with and I'll be making many more cards and purchasing more of the other Cameos available.

 Looking down at the prose I put inside for my recipient.  I found it at  Ginger's house.
And a side view of how the easel should stand when completed.

Please hop though the blogs below and leave a little comment on each blog in the hop. There's a prize today from Scrapbook Stamp Society, that will be given to a winner selected at random chosen on Sunday afternoon. The winner will be announced and posted both on the Scrapbook Stamp Society blog and the Scrapbook Place blog. 

There are other goodies given along the way too.  Good Luck everyone!

Here's the blog hop order
Linda, The Scrap Lady's Craft Heaven, You are Here
Scrapbook Stamp Society
and back to the Scrapbook Place Blog 

Feel free to visit Jackson's Digital Expressions sometime soon!  I've entered this card there also. 

Monday, July 16, 2012


Image Artist: Chesney Young

Holley's Hobbyists at Squigglefly Blog have designed a wonderful challenge (SFC2812) that anyone and everyone can join in.  I chose to use my "fun" image of a  Dandelion blowing away in the wind and create a 6x6 card.  The image is by Chesney Young - she is so creative!  Very simple image to work with, I did use Sakura Jelly Gold pen on the word "WISH" and all the fly away seeds.  I hope you can see them.  The flower is not handmade by me but came from a friend on our Scrapbook Group - btw, we have a great Facebook page now if you care to peek in on us.  Scrapbook and CARD Makers

But we didn't have many dandelions this year here in SW Wisconsin as the drought set in too fast.  Everything has dried up, including the hated ragweed!

Here's Holley's instructions:  To follow the recipe in addition to the image you use, your card must include these three things:  1) ribbon or lace; 2)brads or eyelets; 3)die cut (Note: die cut can be either store bought, the main die cut around your image such as a Spellbinders, sizzix, any Cricut image, you can freestyle cut an image to add on top of your card, any image you die cut with your own machine, and/or use a punched image to count as your die cut).

Please join us in this challenge - grab a digi image from our store, follow Holley's instructions and post to our Squigglefly blog (click!).

Saturday, July 14, 2012

ANNOUNCING SBP and SSS Blog Hop 7/18/12

Upcoming Blog Hop on July 18th: Mark your calendar!

Hey there! Just popping in with an announcement!
Please mark your calendars!
I am going to be a part of the FIRST Blog Hop combining Scrapbook Place and Scrapbook Stamp Society on July 18th!

Each design team member has used an image from Scrapbook Stamp Society in their creations.
There's a prize from Scrapbook Stamp Society, that will given to a winner selected at random chosen on Sunday afternoon, July 22nd.


Monday, July 9, 2012

SFC2712 - Paper Piecing with Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals

The challenge at Squigglefly this week is to paper piece 'something'.......your choice, the image, the whole card, a project, whatever!   And I chose to use up a lot of my miscellaneous stash and created several cards - 3 below.
Image artist: Sandy Sommerfeld

 Dangerous Wizard - artist Mike Eustis

What a wonderful challenge at SquiggleflyBlogspot!  How long has it been since you paper pieced an image or a project!  What fun!  I kept it simple just for fun on this A2 card.  The ability to keep it simple allowed me to make 12 variations of this card using the 2 images provided and resizing them before printing for both 6x6 and A2 cards.

How did I do the paper piecing?  For Flower Power Chick, I selected 2 colors other than my white sheet of cardstock and printed the same image on all 3 papers.  Then I selected which portions of the pink and yellow I wanted to transfer over to the white, did some fussy cutting and gluing.

And guess what - no coloring on this card!  WOO HOO! 

On The Wizard I just printed twice - once on my cs for coloring and just a portion of DP for the shade.  I then fussy cut and glued the new shade adding a few tracing elements to make it look a bit more real.

For Flower Power chick, my embossing was done after the bird was done - no sense in a lot of work if I should ruin the image huh?  I could think of a lot of sentiments for the inside - one of my fun ones was: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a few credit cards and a good flea market!  Try to paper piece something and enter our challenge Squigglefly Blogspot - you could win some stamps!

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Working on cards this afternoon - trying to avoid screaming about the heat!  It helped to think of fish and water and aquariums.  At one time I raised and sold huge angel fish - loved having baby fish!

Today this is a 6x6 birthday card for my great granddaughter's birthday coming up.  Hope she likes.  The ribbon is from a dear friend in IL and the coloring is with copics.  The sentiment is computer generated and popped up from the card.

Hope you are having a cooler Sunday!

FISHIN' for a get well card

Something's truly fishy!  Our goldfish is flippin' out of the bowl wishin' someone great get well fishes!  I used the latest image by M. Eustis and decided to turn it into a get well card with a computer generated flip (pun intended)!  A few raindrops, swiss dot embossed bg, die cut layering, a cute little bow on a flocked cs from my stash and some easy coloring/shading with copics (I luv 'em!)!

This card is being entered into Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Fish Twist - and will also help introduce many new images in the Squigglefly store.  Come on over to Squigglefly and grab a freebie for the new challenge starting Monday.  Then come on over to Outlawz and put your card in one of the 7 open categories.

Many hugs!


Friday, July 6, 2012


July 6, 2012 - Cuba City WI countryside garden - tonite the plants will stand up again because we water every evening now.  But how long can the crops go without rain?
84 in the house and 106.8 outside
Sweet vidalia onions
Various Squash and zucchini and cukes
Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts and carrots/beets/tomatoes
More Squash

Monday, July 2, 2012


By image artist Deena Perreault
This card is also being entered into the Outlawz Anything Goes Greetings challenge.
And you need a greeting on the card front as well.  I think I accomplished that!

This week's challenge at Squigglefly Blogspot is to tell about a favorite color, using that color almost solely in a piece of artwork, card, etc.

I chose a 6x6 card and the color family "BLUES".  Blues are beautiful to work with.  Seems like all of my life I've loved blue hues in everything, including clothing.  And now that my hair is silver (FOR REAL!) blue hues in clothing are a good thing!  Blue jeans are my favorite items to wear, as well as a comfie blue jean jacket and lovely soft blue tee.

Altho when some people think of the color blue, they feel depressed - well not me, it's a happy color and I encourage everyone to just try a card with one color family and join us at the Squigglefly Challenge and perhaps win yourself a prize.

BTW we don't have a winner for the last week's blog challenge, so we are adding the extra digis to the prize, so the winner will win three images! 

REMEMBER - You MUST USE a Squigglefly image - and there are freebies for you on the website so what is your excuse?

Sunday, July 1, 2012


My husband came in today with the tiniest white fluff winged insect he or I've ever seen.  We walked thru the woods and watched them floating everywhere like tiny puffs of cotton.  Apparently they had just hatched and were seeking pollen perhaps.  It reminded me of this image I had received at my favorite Squigglefly shop.............GENTLE FRIENDS. 

I am entering my 6x6 card in the Freshly Made  Sketches challenge using the following sketch (required).  Come join us and see some remarkable art work!
I colored her with copics and followed the CLEAN and SIMPLE SKETCH at FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES.  I hope you have a beautiful week and the weather cools for our troubled states.

SBP Salutes our Freedom

I colored this image with copics, and used various embellies from my stash.  I was missing my favorite fireworks stickers tho - and couldn't drive 35 miles just to purchase them!  This image is being entered into the SALS (Seems a Little Sketchy) challenge.

 One lucky hopper will win this digi as well as a patriotic themed goody bag!

On Independence Day, may the Fourth be with you!
This lovely little robot is an image by Mike Eustis that you can pick up at Squigglefly

Welcome to Your Scrapbook Place Blog Patriotic Blog Hop! The theme is love of America and the color RED. If you're coming here from Carolyn's Blog, you are on the right path. If you lose your way, you can start fresh at Your Scrapbook Place.

  From our local newspaper, I find:


As we stand along the parade route
And you look up, down the street,
The bands, floats and activities,
Fun is had by all you meet.

Then as center stage, right on cue;
"Our Grand Ole Flag" come into view.

The hats begin to come off...
A hand placed over our heart,
With goose bumps on each arm,
That feeling begins to start.

Veterans give a firm Salute,
As a few others do too,
As we all remember who fought 
And gave for this proud
Red, White and Blue.

I never was a service man,
But am so proud of those who did,
Who gave their all with dignity
And died, so a free country
We could live.

Veteran Memorials are
Conastructed in all small towns
All around.
 So we may honor our soldiers
Who served on Patriotic Ground.

Our flag flies on flag poles,
In frnt of businesses and our homes,
To give us all pride, Remind us Dear God
Please bring our soldiers home.

From men, women serving in
Hospitals or in the battle fields. 
Let us all remember for freedom
Our flag will never yield.

Our veterans gave all they could,
They couldn't have done more,
So now it's time as Americans to
Honor them from shore to shore.

Our flag brings us happiness...
But sometimes there is a tear,
Glory has a price to pay,
We've seen it through the years.

So hold your heads high,
May our honor and love
For veterans never die,
May we all get a special feeling
As we see "Our Flag Pass By."

By: Kevin B. Wilder, Potosi, WI
June 17, 2012

Each participating designer is in the running for prizes, too, so leave a little love at each blog along the way. If you become a follower, let us know who sent you, so that design team member gets a chance for a Crop-a-Dile Big Bite!!

Blog hop order


Contest winnings: Random blog hopper who comments wins Pammie's image and goody bag from group

Random participant wins Squigglefly image from Pat Martin

Random group blogger and participant wins box of papers from Melissa Random participant wins trip to Funshine vault.

Random group blogger who gets most new followers to SBP Blog wins Crop-a-Dile Big Bite.
Please leave me a little love, sign up as a follower on everyone's blog and when you come back to Scrapbook Place's blog, tell them who sent you - and don't forget to be a follower as well!