PRIZE:  January 5 Image Pack

Flourishes are my favourite of the abstracts.  Whether they are in stencils, stamps, digis or doodles.  When I saw this at Kaz Krafts, it was a sure bet.

You can find Kaz Krafts through Stitchy's, along with some other great artists.

Get your PURPLE ON and I'll see you there!

My mommy gave me some of the flowers she and her sister used in their crafts when in Florida, when they entered Craft Fairs - actually boxes and boxes of them.  I've been having lots of fun putting them to use.  If you have issues attaching plastic stems to any of your acrylic work, the best product I have found is the silver shiny furnace tape.  Almost impossible to remove!

I've used a combo of chalks, and copics.  Very fun to go over the chalks with the copics and discover the colors they become.  I have also used those things that I had as a child - those blow pens.  They are great for spitter spattering color all over!  And very economical too.

Oh, did I tell you I want a Spirograph?

I edged the paper with washi, after I ran light purple Stampin' Up! paper through the copier (with the image printing on it.)  From that point, I had to use my purple dollar store 3 D gorgeous flutterbyes.  They come in teal (like the color I just dyed a strand of my hair lol) and purple.  I am in love with them and fortunately they fit the challenge, Anything Goes with Purple.  And of course, the flourish digi is from Kaz Krafts found over at Stitchy's Crib.

I am setting up most of my art these days on acrylic frames, "just because I can."  They are a really nice way to show off what has been made as I am not a fan of making cards (they seem to just go under the shelf in one of those ginormous containers you get at Walmart for Crimbo - thanks Ike for that great word - decorations) so I have taken to putting my art upwards where I can enjoy it for a while, then disassemble it and recycle the bits and pieces for future projects.

This is what a not "know a gazillion peeps" or "have a gazillion dollars" person figures out to do after crafting and making cards and shit for 25 years!!!

So that is it!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Countryview - Use something new (stamps)
Crafty Calendar - What's new (stamps)
Jellypark - Bling it up
Penny Black and More - Stencils, masks, embossing folders
Dragonfly Dreams - Favourite colour (purple)
Without Words - Dreaming of spring
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Something new (stamps)
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Pile It On - Hearts and/or flowers
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes


(is the dedication of my art design
using Ike's Rabbi)
...as Daniel Pearl (the murdered Wall Street Journal Reporter) wife Mariane Pearl, the reporter's widow, who wrote a moving memoir about his death, A Mighty Heart, said "I will never give a Terrorist a moment of joy of seeing me cry or mourn that they tortured and murdered Daniel. They will only witness me in laughter and happiness.  This is what Daniel would have wanted too - that they see no reward on my face or in my life to their cowardly acts. Only that they be brought to Justice.  That way they never win."


CHALLENGEIke's World Challenge
DIGI:  The Rabbi
THEME:  A Sketch

PRIZE:  $15.00 Coupon to Ike's Art Store
Take a look at Ike's World Challenge for the Sketch.
Use your own Digi
Pick up an Ike Freebie at IWC and
Use one of Ike's Digi's and get to enter twice!

In The Name of a Peace-filled Heart For ALL People
Rev. Samara

613 Avenue Create - W - #108 Anything Goes with Optional Create Your Own Challenge

  • Amusing - W, 2E, no digi -  Anything Goes
  • Anything But A Card - 3W, no cards -  #43 Shabby Chic
  • Crafts2Celebrate - M, 4th Sunday of the Month, E3, C8, Must be celebration #3 Winter Wishes
  • Cupcake Inspirations - W - #295 See below*
  • Design Team Showcase W (see blog for rules) See blog
  • Dragonfly Dreams - M –  What Is Your Favorite Color
  • Glitter n Sparkle - W - #121 Pearls and Swirls
  • Kenny K`s Krafty Krew - 2W, 2E, SIR -  #187 You Are Special
  • Lasting Memories Layout - W, Layouts - #226 Anything goes w/Life's Moments
  • Lacy Sunshine - 2W, 3E, SIO, digi available - #50 Winter Bliss
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3, C10 #2 Anything Goes
  • Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - 2W, SIR  #110 Spots or Stripes
  • Quirky Crafts - 2W - #2 Through the Quirky Window
  • Red Carpet Studio - 2W, movie inspired, layout, card - #88 The Book of Life
  • C15, F -  #36 Always:  Anything Goes
  • Sentimental Sundays - W, must include Sentiment - #242 New Beginnings
  • Stella Says Sketch - M, SIR  -  January:  Anything Goes *
  • Sunday Stamper - W, JFF - #342 Wind Beneath My Wings
  • That Craft Place - 2W, 1E - Love/Valentine
  • The Corrosive Challenges - 2W, 3E #216 Winter Blues
  • Operation Write Home Any Hero card
  • Paper Creator's Crafts M 3E SOR (W3???) anything goes 
  • Penny Black Saturday Challenge M P1,SIR  New
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 89  - Anything Goes


    very exciting!


    will you look at this prize pack
    holy smackers!

    get on over to one stitch at a time
    show us whatcha got
    new, new, new



    THEME:  Something Old - Something New
    DIGI:  Troll, Male Pin Up, Devil Cupid
    PRIZE:  Ike's Store Coupon

    Hiddyho!  I am back to arting.  It is good to be back.  Today I've used a pack from The Scrap Girls and also 3 of Ike's wonderful digis to create the theme of Something Old, Something New.

    Hmmm Do you really think Mr. Troll had a bod like Male Pin Up when he was a dude. Unlikely but hey, we all age in different ways!!!

    Hop on over to Ike's Store and check out her great digis to use in the Challenge, hop over to Ike's World Challenge to use Ike's freebie and for sure, take a look at Ike's blog.  You will see what a wonderful inventive artist she is, as well as the creator of our digi's in her store.

    I hope to see you at Ike's World Challenge...you have two weeks to play and to have a chance at a great coupon for Ike's Store.

    Happy Tuesday!