Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #385

It's the fifth Saturday of October, so that means your choice for a sketch to use!  Take a peek at the sketches from #215-375 and choose one for your card. I love these weeks - it's such a treat to go back and look through the old sketches.  There are some goodies!

Sami Stamps is our sponsor and the winner will receive a credit for $12 in her shop.  I've used her image called A Bundle of Dreams and combined it with Sketch #276 (from 2013).  The oval was the perfect shape for this image.  One would never know I'm not a purple gal by looking at my past few posts!  I've enjoyed playing around with combining my Copic BVs and Vs lately to given some color variation and kept it going for this baby card.

Play along with us this week.  Here's what the Sketch Saturday DT colored up for you to get you started!

Challenges Entered:
Sami Stamps #30 - AG
Simon Says Stamp (Oct. 28) - AG
Crafty Gals #43 - AG
Creative Moments #80 - AG
Cute Card Thursday #397 - Sparkles
4 Crafty Chicks #270 - AG
As You Like It (10/22) - Brights or Pastels?  I am a big fan of brights because of the deep colors.

Friday, October 30, 2015

A Day for Daisies Showcase - Green-Eyed Monsters

I hope you have been enticed by the Halloween week previews of the Green-Eyed Monster stamps at ADFD.  This week's showcase features 3x3 cards using the monsters!  Peter is my card's monster. I used a set of eyeballs from another monster, covered all of the eyes with Crystal Effects, and created a sentiment with my computer.  Love these versatile little monsters!  Take a peek at my last ADFD post to see how I used three other monster friends!

There's still a week remaining in our Make It A Treat Challenge on the ADFD blog.  There are some clever ideas in the gallery already!

Challenges Entered:
Simon Says Stamp (10/28) - AG
Little Red Wagon #313 - Ghost, Goblins
or other Halloween Creatures
Creative Moments #80 - AG
4 Crafty Chicks #270 - AG
Southern Girls (10/22) - Stripes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Creative Knockouts #113 - Halloween Time

Inky Impressions sponsoring our Creative Knockouts' Halloween Time challenge.  I'm using this cutie, called Anjelica's Giant Pumpkin.  Since it's a Halloween challenge, I added a face and created Anjelica's Giant Jack O' Lantern!  You have one whole week to play along with a Halloween themed card.  I hope you join us!

Challenges Entered:
Through the Craft Room Door - 10/27
Tuesday Throwdown #268 - Too Cute to Spook
ColourQ #314 - Rich razzleberry, black, Old olive, Tangerine Tango
The Paper Shelter #225 - Halloween
Simply Create Too #97 - Baby It's Cold Outside
Inkspirational #94 - Cute Halloween

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Week Fun - ADFD!

We are having a little extra fun this week on the A Day for Daisies Blog and on the Facebook page.  Each day, two members of the DT are going to have a post featuring the Green Eyed Monsters stamp collection.

Because it's the week before the big kiddie candy fest in North America (a.k.a. Halloween), Arielle thought it would be fun to keep the sweet treat theme going.  I've made some treats for my grandkids using Monster Cindy and Monster Molly.  I had some square tubes in my stash and filled them with a couple of pieces of candy and cute Halloween straws I picked up at T.J. Maxx.   One of the tubes has fun size Twix, one has Life Savers, and the third has fun size M & M's.  I love how the tags turned out! The eyes have a little dimension because I used Crystal Effects on them.  Check the ADFD Blog or Facebook Page to see what else is in store!


Challenges Entered:
Craft Your Passion #285 - AG
Little Miss Muffet #123 - Tags
Inkspirational #94 - Cute Halloween

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch $384

Niki is our artist for this week's Sketch Saturday challenge.  You'll see lots of creativity in the way the DT used Niki's sketch - which I love!  A Random Fan is our sponsor.  I've used their image, Purrfect Patch.  Come join us this week!

Friday, October 23, 2015

A Day for Daisies - Challenge #132 Sweet Treats

The ADFD challenge for this fortnight is all about the treats!  With Halloween coming in a week, it's such a timely challenge.  We are challenging you to make a treat or a room decor item.  I used one of the Pumpkin Head girls to adorn my tin.  It's currently filled with candy, but I am sure the granddaughter who it's going to will put her treasures in it after the candy is gone!  Take a look at what the DT has for you here.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sketch Saturday #383

Debra is the sketch artist to thank for this week's Sketch Saturday sketch design.  I loved the diagonal lines.  Our sponsor is Drawn with Character and my card features their digi Crayon Trio.  The challenge prize is 3 digis of your choice.  Take a look at the DT cards, here and then play along with us!

Friday, October 16, 2015

A Day for Daisies - Showcase: Pumpkin Heads

We are featuring the Pumpkin Head girls this week on the ADFD Blog.  This adorable digi is called Pumpkin Friends (although in my mind they are sisters!!).  Stop by the ADFD Store and get one for yourself.  Take at peek here to see what the DT has done with these pumpkin cuties. There's still another week in our Add Black Lace Challenge, so play along!

Thanks to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for the layout!

Challenges Entered:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - #71
Addicted to Stamps & More #166 - AG
TIme Out for Challenges #42 - Photo challenge
Southern Girls - Let's Celebrate
Seize the Birthday - October 8

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Creative Knockouts #111 - Metal Mode

Kenny K Downloads is our sponsor at Creative Knockouts this week.  I'm using their digi called, Frankie - and it's only $2.00 in the Kenny K Downloads shop.  It's not only great for Halloween, but can be used for other occasions too! Mine is for a birthday card for my teen grandson.

Thanks to Sweet Sunday Sketch for the sketch!

 Play along with our Metal Mode challenge.  We're inviting you to add metal to your card this week.  Take a peek at the Creative Knockouts DT inspiration!

Challenges Entered:
Sweet Sunday Sketch #290
Creative Inspirations #371 - CAS or Fun & Fancy
Addicted to Stamps & More #166 - AG
The Paper Shelter #223 - For the Man in Your Life
Little Miss Muffet #122 - AG
Kenny K #205 - AG

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #382

Alex is our sketch designer this week.  I pulled out an old stamp set from PTI, called Autumn Hills for my card.  I stamped on Soft Stone and used my colorless blender to add pattern to the hills I colored.
Our DT had a variety of takes on her idea, so pop over to the Sketch Saturday Blog and see what the gals have for you.  It's a Simon Says Stamp! sponsor week - and the generous prize is a $25 credit to use at their shop!  I hope to see your work in the gallery!

Challenges Entered:
Creative Moments #78 - autumn colors
Time Out Challenge #41 - Inspired by Words (Autumn)
As You Like It - Oct. 8th - Color or monochrome (color, of course!! They make me happy!)
Creative Fingers #95 - AG
Pattie's Creations #115 - Fall or Halloween

Friday, October 9, 2015

A Day for Daisies - Challenge #132: Add Black Lace

Here's another of the sweet, new witch digi stamps Tammy has created for October.  This one's called Little Witch On A Fence.  You can find them all in the ADFD Shop.

Our challenge for you for this fortnight is to add black lace.  Now if you are like me, and you don't have black lace, pull out your trusty Copics and color white or ecru lace!  It works wonderfully! That's what I did for my card.

Make a special stop at the ADFD blog to see what the DT has for you this week.  It's worth the trip!

Challenges Entered:
Craft Your Passion #282 - AG
ColourQ #311
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #106 - 2 different patterned papers
Time Out Challenge #41 - Inspired by Words -Autumn
As You Like It (Oct. 8th) - Color or monochrome (color!!)
Southern Girls (Oct. 8th) - Celebrations
Patti's Creations #115 - Fall or Halloween

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fall Clean-Out SALE

I've never done this before, but I was looking around at all of the stamping STUFF I have accumulated and decided to do a purge and try selling it on my blog.  You'll find stamps from Papertrey, SugarPea Designs,  Misc. =Sherry Baldy, Art Impressions (girfriends),  Gorjuss,  Santoro, Our Daily Bread,  and a variety of Dies.

Some basic details:
•All prices include first class U.S. shipping (but if you are buying more than one thing, I'll combine shipping and reduce the price).
•PayPal Only
•Leave a comment about your interest and email me at
I will send you a return email, confirming your purchase and a PayPal request to your Paypal account.  Your package will be in the mail within 24 hours of receiving payment along with another email confirming shipment.
•Once an item is purchased, I will take it off the list.

Please ask if you have questions.  I have put up pictures so you can see what you are getting, the condition of the stamps, and added notes if relevant.

PAPERTREY INK Stamps and Dies:

Gracious Vases $6
lightly used in CD case


1776  (Now in the "Vault"!) $16
never used /in CD case

Mini Mehndi Medallions $5
(does not include a case)

Beyond Basic Borders  $10
(Now in the "Vault"!)
in CD case

Stitches and Swirls $10
lightly used in CD case

 Lovely Layers Vol. 6 AND Hands of Time $30
Stamps and Dies mounted in a clear, hard case


Sweet Treats Christmas $6

Foxy Friend $8
never used

Build A Background Basics $6
lightly used

Frosty Friends $6


 Stamper's Best 2 stamps - $5
unused red rubber

Art Impressions -$6

Gorjuss - The Collector - $8
comes in plastic box

Santoro - Butterfly $7

Sherri Baldy My Besties - Sweet Marylou $5

Memory Box Luminous Poppies - $5
lightly used red rubber

Art Impressions - Girlfriends Limited Edition - $8
unused red rubber

Our Daily Bread- Chalkboard 
Birthday & Thanks -$6
red rubber

W Plus 9  Basic Banners Stamps Plus Die - $5

VARIOUS DIES  All dies will be shipped unmounted between pieces of cardboard

Bunting Flags and Present Dies

Love and Heart Dies - $10

Various Flowers, Hello, Good Times, and Leaf - $10
note does not include cluster of three flowers