Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A little update..............

Hi my friends, I just wanted to drop a line or two to let you know how things are going.   Surgeries on both cataracts done and doing fine.    The move from Mississippi to Alabama done, but still unpacking.    Company for Thanksgiving.... and again for Christmas, so we are doing our best to get in the scraproom and unpack... having withdrawals really bad. 

So today my daughter, Kelly, and I got some storage cubes in place, unpacked a few boxes, but oh, so much more to go.  I think by the middle of next week we may be finally set up enough to start doing some scrapping!  

I was going to post pictures of before and then after, but that will have to wait as my photos are not posting to my computer... iCloud is misbehaving.  BTW... I just got my computer up and all the updates as it was packed too.  LOL 

January the blogs will start up again and we'll be off and running.  I am sad that a few of my blogs that I was on the Design Team such as Challenges 4 Everyone is silent, Sunshine Mail is redoing their complete set up, and Link Up for Pink is no longer either.  BUT Through the Purple Haze will be back in January and I will be having fun with my teamies for sure.  So I will be hunting for some new teams to join and hope I can find a couple of fun ones.

Well, that's it for now, and I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!  God Bless all of you!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Just a little info.....

Hi my friends, I guess you are wondering where I am or what's going on.   Well, I will be missing  in action for a month or so.   Cataract surgery was done on one eye and going to have second eye done in a month.  And my daughter, Kelly, and I are moving back to Prattville, AL. after moving to Mississippi a year ago.  So there is a lot going on, but please keep a watch here as I will be back!

Just on one of life's journeys.

So until next time
Take care and God Bless

Monday, September 1, 2014

Make A Wish

Hi my friends, I hope you are enjoying this holiday weekend or perhaps it's not a holiday weekend for some of you, just the same, I hope everyone has an awesome time.  This card I made is a pop-up card, so that when you open the card the Genie sits up and is ready to grant your wish.  Do you have a special wish?  Oh, I do, and I am hoping this Genie helps make it come true... she is so cute! 

Well, to start off in making the card I cut out "Make A Wish" on my Klik-n-Kut Zing cutting machine, I also cut out the shadow and I decided then in a spur of a moment to make a pop up card.... purely opposite of what I had planned.  Just one of those things that just pop up in your head.  So I colored her with my Copic Markers and cut her out. Now she is ready to pop-up somehow or somewhere.  LOL

You can get your own personal Genie at Scrapper's Delight...... and if you shop like me...it's like eating potato chips... you can't just have one!!!  LOL

So I cut a 6x12 piece of white cardstock (Recollections) and folded it in half for a 6x6 card.  Okay, I thought now my card will be 6x6...LOL  good going so far.  Well, I looked though my stash and found some pattern paper that sort of looked ummmm.... magical.  : )     So I cut three 6x6 pieces, adhered one piece to the front of the card and the other two pieces to the inside.  Moving right along.. lol  I still have little Genie here and have no idea what to do with her at this point...  just know I want to pop her up.  Light came on!!!!!  Woo hoo.... I made her a little pillow with some fringe I had on hand, and adhered a piece of cardstock to her back and to the back of the card.  Voila!!  you open the card and she pops up with her pillow.  I then used a Spellbinders Die to cut the designs on the front of the card as well as on the space behind our little Genie.  Time consuming.... YES!!  Fun... oh, heck yea.  So with all that being told, do you notice the little fairy on the cards?  Well, that's because I made her for another design team I am on, but couldn't use the pop-up version.... so I thought Sunshine Mail ?????  Oh, yes, one of the children will get a kick out of this just opening the card and having a Genie pop up.  So Sunshine Mail it is.  The other blog is Through The Purple Haze,  Give me a visit there and see more of my creations.

Now, it's your turn to make your card for the Sunshine Mail Children.  Go to their web site, just a click away, and see how you can put a big smile on a child's face.  So easy, please check it out.  Thanks!! I knew I could count on you!!!

Well, my friends, that's about it for today and I will be back soon, so keep checking and please, leave a comment, I love hearing from you!!  After all, we're almost family... lol

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless

Monday, August 25, 2014

Let's Rock ! ! !

Hi my scrappy friends old and new, if you're new here, welcome aboard and feel free to browse around.  
To start off with, let me say this......  the following is a sketch!!  LOL  You are probably thinking what's with this crazy lady, I know that's a sketch!!


Oh, well, as you can see I did not follow the sketch.... ummm....(with a good imagination, yes)  but after I made this card, I said, well, I will post it anyway and then go to the time out corner... : (   I really liked what I did with the image and thought the piano card was just too cute!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.  So here is what my sketch card came out to be.  :)

I used some Hot Pink Glitter paper on top of a solid black card stock and then added the Guitar patterned paper from Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Wonder Years.
Then I punched out the piano keys with a Stampin' Up Punch... Little Window Word Punch.  I cut out the music notes as well as the Hot Pink Star Burst on my Zing Cutter.  I fussy cut the guitar and then coated it with Diamond Glaze to give the guitar base a really classy shine... just hard to photograph.

Then I stamped the sentiment Turn Up the Volume and Rock Star from Stampabilities.
I love the image, Jillian Jammin from Lacy Sunshine.... oh, how I love her digis...  sooooo cute and I colored her with my Copic Markers.  
You have to go look around the Lacy Sunshine Shop..... Whew!! this is a shoppe... and there is a magazine available now too!!   Just go and see for yourself... unbelievable!!!  Downright Awesome!!!

Here is some great news.....  create your card and join our Through the Purple Haze Challenge and you could be the winner of some free digis from Lacy Sunshine.  That is one great prize!!

So get to Scrappin' to make it Happin'  !!

Oh, there is a sketch to follow.... LOL!!

Well, that's it for today,

Until next time
Take Care and God Bless

Monday, August 11, 2014

Va Va Voom

Hi my friends old and new, glad you are stopping by to visit and I do hope you enjoy what you see.

Well, this lady, Ms. Razz Matazz, is sort of sassy, devilish, or maybe planning her next Mardi Gras Costume for my home town, New Orleans, La. USA.  Oh, she would fit right in, too!!  So lets move on....

Here she is, I think she is an awesome digi and she is from Rick St. Dennis and of course she is Miss Razz Matazz.  it took a little time coloring, especially, since I don't do much yellow, not one of my favorite colors, but I think she looks pretty snazzy...  think???   Give some comments on this one to let me know what you think.  Good or Bad, I need them all!!   And you really need to check out this store, unbelievable!!!  A great shopping place....  Whew!! I am going to need to get out of retirement and find a job...  LOL

So starting off with the makings of this card, I colored my image with my Copic Markers.
I used Recollection Paper for my card base.
The patterned paper is from G.C.D. Studios, Designer Paper, Chianti Collection, Patchwork Dots.  Whew!  that's a lot for a name and it's old and out of my stash.  LOL

I then glued some crystal and black stones of different shapes on the image and it really made it POP!!
I used a feathery type cord to frame the picture and that's about it.

So now it's your turn to get your creation entered in the Through the Purple Haze Challenge and maybe you will be the winner of some great digis!!  Woo Hoo.... I love winning free stuff... :-)

My friends, it's time for me to move on.... I have a busy day today getting more cards ready.

So until next time
Take care and God Bless

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Do you own a puppy???

Well, my friends you will want one after you see this cute little fella!!  He is so sweet and adorable.... you just want to hug him..  okay, so let me show you what I am rambling on about..

Okay, now wouldn't you say he is one cute little puppy..... and don't you wish you had him?  Well, you can get him at Tiddly Inks, YES!!!   And while you're there you need to check out the store... oh, gosh, it's one of those "shop til' you drop stores".  Awesome!!!!
 tiddly inks
So now let me tell you about the makings of my card.,

The red and blue cardstock is Recollections.
Then the pattern paper, oh, gosh, it's been around here a while... but it's from The Paper Studio.
I colored my furry friend with my Copics E29, E25 and E35.
I made a tiny double bow and hung a little tag "Licks & Kisses".

Wait!!! there's more... I printed the image twice, colored the first one and then colored only the head of the second and fussy cut it and put it on a wobble... so this little guy even shakes his head!!!!

So now my friends new and old it's time to get out your scrappy stuff and get your creation in.... you can submit your creation for....  the DT Call.    LOL  Well, I think that's about it for this post so....

Until Next Time
Take Care and God Bless

Friday, August 1, 2014

Smiles for our Sunshine Children

Hello, I hope you're have a great day!  I am feeling awesome because I have two cards to send to the Sunshine Mail Foundation.  It just puts joy in my heart to know these kids get so excited to receive cards and other donations and that it puts a big old smile on their faces.  Now who wouldn't feel good about that?  

So here is what I have made and I hope you enjoy them and perhaps get some inspiration to send some cards too!!

My first card I used some patterned paper from my stash.
I printed my sentiment with a Just Rite stamp and cut it out with a circle punch.
My image, Little Bear Garden Delight, I think is precious, and it is from our generous sponsor Stamp Art Design by Kathryne.
I colored the image with my Copic Markers.
I tied a little red bow and there you go .

 Now lets move on to one more card for our Sunshine Children.

This little cutie is from Stamp Art Design by Kathryne also and her name is Fiona Fairy.
This was also made by using paper from Paper Studio.  
I colored the adorable image with my Copic Markers.
Tied a pretty pink bow and here we have another card to be sent to Sunshine Mail.

I just enjoy creating these for the kids.  Here is where you can get some info and I hope you get some of the awesome enjoyment from helping too!

Well, my friends, thanks for stopping by and if you are here for the first time enjoy your visit, browse around and see what's been going on here.  I've been pretty busy over the past few weeks, so there's lots to see.

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless.

Monday, July 28, 2014

All good things must come to and end.....

.....  and that goes for our big Birthday Blog Bash!!  It was great, and I want to thank everyone that participated because you were the ones that made the party a big hit!!  I also want to thank all that left me such sweet and kind comments as that's where I get my inspiration.  I love to read the comments and I do read each and everyone of them.  So thanks, from the bottom of my heart.     

Okay.....It is time to give out the present here, but first of all, I would like to post the Birthday Cake Explosion Box I made to celebrate the big occasion.  So lets check it out and then on to the rest of the celebration.

Front of Box

Top of Box

Close up of the Cake

And after the explosion... the total inside of the box.

This was very time consuming, but well worth it for the celebration!!  I hope you like it too!!

Okay, remember, to win my blog prize you had to mention the secret word and it was "Purple".  So if you actually mentioned "Purple" or "TTPH" you were in the hat to be chosen.  So let's get going!!!!!

So the lucky person that won the Lacy Sunshine $10.00 Gift Certificate is...................

>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gail <<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Congratulations!!  Please send me your email address and I will get your gift certificate sent to you!!

So once again, thanks so much for being a part of the celebration and a really big thank you for following my blog.  Hope to see you all back soon, I love when you come to visit!

Until next time
Take care and God Bless

Please check Through the Purple Haze Challenge Blog to see if you're a winner there!!  Good Luck to Everyone!!!  

Special Delivery !!

Hi again!  Whew!!!! I have been on a roll with the Challenges for Through the Purple Haze.  So many generous sponsors and such great images we are just rolling along.  So, here is my card and I hope you like it!!  Oh, and I hope you enjoyed our Birthday Blog Hop because we had a great time. Okay, going to quit rattling on and get back to this post. :)

This little guy is standing on his tippy toes sending mail to some lucky persons.  He's just adorable!!!!
I started with the base of my card using Recollections cardstock from my stock.... not going to say stash... stock sounds great!  LOL
I used patterned paper from K& Company, "Sea Glass".
I colored my image with my Copic Markers.
The Postal Items are Rub-ons from October Afternoon, "Boarding Pass".    It has been so very long since I used Rub-ons, but seen them hanging on the rack and said... woooo hoooo, just what I need.
I cut the sentiments from a page from K & Company from same pack as mentioned before and matted them with cardstock from my stock.  ; )
Well, I think that's about all I used and I think it came out pretty cute.   I hope you think so too!!

Now it's your turn to get your creation entered into the challenge and you could be the next lucky winner.

And if you want to go shopping to get your perfect digi just give a click below and presto!!!! you're shopping!!


I hope you find that perfect digi and START SCRAPPIN' TO MAKE IT HAPPIN"

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless

Make a Flower

Hello, glad you came back to visit and hope you enjoy yourself and feel at home.  The card I have for today is a digital card.... no image to color, but a beautiful card when done.  So here we goooo!

I received the digital paper set from our most generous Sponsor, Crafts U Print and truly enjoyed working with it.  I just cut the layers out and popped each one up with foam tape.  I also popped up the Happy Birthday sentiment, but hard to see in the photo. 
I added some pearls along the lacy edges.
I made my flower with some pale pink Gossamer Ribbon that I gathered to make the rose and buds and used a greed Gossamer Ribbon for a few leaves.
(This is the 3rd flower I put on here.... just couldn't get the right feel if you know what I mean.  So I was pleased with the softness of this one and I think it looks pretty.
That's all that needs to be done as the Digital Card is so easy peasy to make. 

Crafts U Print has some very beautiful digital downloads to print for any occasion.   You need to check out their store and see for yourself.... unbelievable!  A one stop shopping store.

After you check out their store, how about making a creation and joining the challenge at 
Through The Purple Haze.  Lots of fun, prizes, and we'd love to have you join us.

Go to our blog and see the awesome creations the DT members have come up with!!

That's all for now..... but will be back real soon.  See Ya!

Until next time
Take care and God Bless

Friday, July 18, 2014

Time to Party!!!!!

Hi everyone, I hope you have been here having fun with the blog hop and adding your creations so you can have a chance of winning a prize.

Well, let me get my card posted and we'll talk some more about the party!!

Here is my birthday card using an image, "Cuckoo Clock", from a super sponsor, Ike's Art.  Check out the store, lots of scrappy goodies there!!

 Ikes art

The papers I used are from Cosmo Cricket, "Dutch Girl", it's from my hoarding stash!  LOL
I colored my image with my Copic Markers.
Leaves and brads are from my stash.
I printed the sentiment and punched the "file folder tab" with a Stampin' Up Punch.

So with all of that being said, let's get back to having fun at our party!!
Be sure to get your creation in so you may be a winner!!  We have seven sponsors and seven prizes, plus our DT members have gifts to give also.

BUT you need the put the "secret word" in your comment on my blog to win ... It's on every post... good luck. 

 I am going to give a $10.00 Gift Voucher to Lacy Sunshine, that's an awesome shop....  woo hoo!  If there is more than one correct answer I will put the names in a hat and pull one out!   Just simple fun!!!

Be sure to mention the "Secret Word" in your comment!!  It's on every page of every blog!  Good Luck.

Be sure to leave a comment that you completed the hop.

Good luck to all participating!!

Until next time
Take Care and God Bless

Pssst!  I heard the secret word on Through the Purple Haze main blog is:  BIRTHDAY

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sending Lots of Love

Hello, happy to see you here and hope you enjoy what you see!!  If you're a regular glad you're back and if you're just visiting, well, welcome.... browse around and I hope you find something that pleases you.

So my card for today is "Sending Lots of Love" and my little image can do just that because he has many arms to hug everyone.  He has such cute eyes, how can you not want a hug.   LOL

I know one of the Sunshine Children will really enjoy getting this one!

The ingredients for this card are:
A sheet of water patterned paper from stash.
Cardstock from Stash.
Jute cord from stash.
And the bubbles are from stash.... NO, I am not a hoarder... just have lots of stash..,,  hahahahaha
My image was colored with my Copic Markers.
The image is from one of our Fantastic Sponsors...
And if you participate in our challenge you may be our next lucky winner to receive 3 images of your choice!!   How Awesome is That!!!!!

Please make or buy a card and send it the the Sunshine Mail Foundation.  Here is the link to tell you about some of the children and by sending just a card, you will be putting a smile on their faces.  There are other ways to help too, so here is the link.... just click and you will be there.

I hope you enjoyed visiting the Sunshine Foundation and learned more about the children and what little it takes to make them smile.  Please do a small part to help.  Thanks.

So until next time
Take care and God Bless

I hope you enjoyed your visit, so please take a minute to leave me a comment. Thanks!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

SURPRISEEEEE ! ! ! ! ! !

Hi, my friends, it's time to party because we need to wish a 
Happy Birthday to Through the Purple Haze!!!

Yes, we are 1 year old !!!

Time has really flown by, but as they say "Time flies when you're having fun" and that's what we here at Through the Purple Haze do, have fun!!!  A great group of ladies from all corners of the world having a super good time together.  

Here is my Birthday card to celebrate!

I decided to make a multi-fold card and I think I did accomplish that part.  lol
I used the paper pack Simple Stories, "Vintage Bliss" and used a few different design papers for the mats and I put my image on Recollection cardstock.
I used the Spellbinder's Large Oval Scalloped Die to mat my image.
The Birthday Cake is from a Close to My Heart Stamp Set, "Piece of Cake" and I popped it up, but it really doesn't show in the photo.
I colored my image from Simply Betty " Partying Lola"  with my Copic Markers and I think she was just perfect for this challenge.
The sentiment Happy Birthday is a Close to My Heart Stamp Pack, "Happy Birthday".
The small sentiments were stamped with Just Rite Mini Stamps and cut with a Stampin' Up Punch.

So hop on over to Simply Betty's and get your image to join in the fun here!!  There are some great images for all occasions, check the shop out!!  A big Thank You to our very generous Sponsor!!


Well, I hope you have enjoyed the surprise I have been telling you to keep an eye out for and hope you join in the fun too!!   The DTs have made some awesome creations for your inspiration to get your card or project ready and in the challenge and also go blog hopping with us.  It's going to be a great week.  Yes, a week of celebration!

Seven sponsors, seven prizes, plus the DT members have prizes too!!  

BUT you need the put the "secret word" in your comment on my blog to win ... It's on every post... good luck. 

 I am going to give a $10.00 Gift Voucher to Lacy Sunshine, that's an awesome shop....  woo hoo!  If there is more than one correct answer I will put the names in a hat and pull one out!   Just simple fun!!!

lacy sunshine

So with that being said, have fun and I will see you here later in the week.  I am so glad you stopped by and hope you have tons of fun!!

Be sure to leave comments so you have a chance at winning a prize!
                                      Joan              <<< you're here
Through the Purple Haze Challenges

 (leave a comment to say you've completed the Hop)

So until next time
Take care and God Bless

Pssssst: I heard that the secret word for Through the Purple Haze Main Blog is: BIRTHDAY!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Happy Birthday toooooooooooo........

Yes, we are 1 year old!!  So a big celebration is about to start on Monday, July 14th!!

I decided to make an explosion box, but you have to check back to see what's inside!
 I think it's great for the celebration!

Please visit Through the Purple Haze and join in the Challenge beginning Monday, July 14th, it's going to be a fun time!!

There's a blog hop, prizes to be won, just one awesome time!!

Seven Sponsors, Seven Prizes and the DT members will have prizes on their blogs too!

 But you need to use the "secret word" that will be on all the blogs posted to win a prize on my blog!!   I will have my prize posted, so keep checking every day!!    Good luck!!

See ya there!!


Friday, July 11, 2014

Sunshine Mail on It's Way

Hi, just a quick peek at the mail going to Sunshine Mail to put some smiles on some faces!

I hope you get yours mailed too!!

Here's the info you need:   You can help in so many ways.  Please take a few minutes and read about the children and how you can do to help.


Thanks I hope you do help and put a smile on your face too!!

Until Next Time
Take Care and God Bless!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monochromatic is our theme

Hi, glad to see you again and I hope you enjoy what you see.  If you're new, please feel free to browse and see what you can find around here.  Just want to welcome everyone, I enjoy your visits and if you enjoy visiting I would appreciate a comment to let me know that you were here.  

Today our theme for Through The Purple Haze Challenge,  is Monochromatic and I hope you like my little sweetie from Whoopsie Daisy.  I think she is adorable.  Our DT girls have created some beauties so, please pop on over and check theirs out too!     But WAIT!!!  don't go yet, I have some more news to tell you.

First, I need to tell a little about my card.. all of the cardstock was from my stash.
The flowers are from Hobby Lobby.
The die cut for background is Martha Stewart.
I colored my adorable image with my Copic Markers.
Job done!!

One of our Awesome Sponsors this week is Whoopsie Daisy.  You need to check their store!  ... shop....shop....shop!!!!  So many digis to see and buy !!!  One awesome digi shop!!!!

My Mums Craft Shop is another one of our Sponsors this week and we would like to thank them and ask that you visit their shop to see the craft products that you just can't live without.   : )  They have everything you can think of, one fantastic shop.   I tell you, this online shopping is great!!

Join in our Through the Purple Haze Challenge and maybe you will be our next winner.  So get your stash out and start Scrappin' to make it Happin' .


You need to keep an eye out here because we have a surprise for you !

You will be surprised..... you can win prizes.... you will have fun....  All coming soon!!!

Well, my friends, that is all I have for today, I hope you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back real soon.

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cute Puppy

Hi friends, today is Sunshine Mail Challenge.  I have the cutest puppy card to send to the Sunshine Mail Kids, I am sure it will put a smile on one of their faces....  and that's what this is all about!!   Just a card.... for a smile.. makes me have a happy heart!!

I will have to admit that I have used some old paper I have been "hoarding" for a few years and just got the cutest image from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet that is one of those "go together" things.  
The paper is from Paper Adventure, Susie Muise, "Paw Print on Pink". 
The card stock is from my stash as well as the ribbon.
 I colored my image with my copics.
I printed my sentiment and used Stampin' Up punches.


So with that  being said, can you take a minute to send a card, make or bought, to Sunshine Mail and put a smile on a little one's face?   Think....... just a minute.   BUT.... to have more fun you can make a creation and join in the challenge and maybe you will win a prize and guess what?????  It will put a smile on your face too!!    So get Scrappin' to make it Happin'  !!

Check out Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet and I am sure you will find just the right image for your card or project.  A great place to shop!!

Well that's it for today,
So until next time
Take care and God Bless.


Keep an eye out here because there is something great coming your way soon!!!
You're invited..... You can win a prize..... You'll have fun!!!

See ya soon!!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Nature time.....

Hi, I am back once again with my creation for Through the Purple Haze Challenge "Use Something from Nature".

I think my digi is just too cute, so I decided to put her in the outdoors just lickin' away on her ice cream. LOL

If you're here for your first visit, just browse around and have a look and I hope you like what you see and come back often to visit.  If you a regular, welcome back!!  Okay, lets get on with the card.....

I decided I wanted a little different style, so I did a multiple fold card.  So after, that decision was made I colored my image from Time 4 Tea Designs, Ice Cream Girl, with my Copic Markers.

The cardstock is from Recollections and the patterned paper is from Green Stack, Outdoors.
I added a few daisies from Martha Stewart, Dimensional Stickers
A little bee from Jolie's Boutique.
I punched out a butterfly with my Stampin' Up punches.


Time 4 Tea Designs is an awesome sponsor and you really must check out their store...
A W E S O M E  !!!

And the great news is you can be our next winner and get FOUR images from their shop!!  How awesome is that!!!

Just join in the fun at

 So ..... Get Scrappin' to make it Happin'

That's all for now,
Until next time
Take care and God Bless.

And I love hearing from you, so please leave a comment.  Thanks!

I am entering this card in the following challenges: