Friday, January 10, 2020


This is a standard sized Pringles can that measures 9" high.  I created it as my entry for the  'Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog' challenge called 'Let's Play Tic Tac Toe'.   I chose vertical lines Layers - Bling - Die Cuts.  You can visit their blog HERE to learn all about the challenge.   I outlined with clear rhinestones for my 'Bling' 

The paper is Graphic 45 'French Country'.  This is the back.  By reversing the paper I was able to 'Layer' strip at base of can.

Close up of sentiment on the back.  Flowers are created by using two different 'Die Cuts'.
Flower dies from Graphic 45 Tag and Flower Dies.  Centers are created from Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Floral Dies.

Close up of flowers cascading down the front. 

Close up of lid.  Bee hive and bees used throughout were found using clip art on the internet.  I brought them into Photoshop Elements for sizing and coloring.  Frog is created in the same manner.

...There you have it.  Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, December 5, 2019


I designed these little 'Gnome Milk Carton Treat Holders' as my entry for The Funky Junky Blog Challenge for December.  It is called 'It's The Holidays' and I think these fit right in.  If you would like more information you can find it HERE.  I was inspired by a wonderful video tutorial by Ginger at 'My Sisters Scrapper".  You can find that HERE.

I found these darling little Gnome characters on the internet and brought them into Photoshop Elements for sizing.  The little jingle bells on the hats came from by stash. 

So I took the The Funky Junkie's advice and sneaked off to my 'studio' to play.  The finished cartons are 3 1/2" x  2".  Papers are mostly Graphic 45 scraps from a couple Christmas's ago.

...And there you have it.  Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, November 18, 2019


I created this little pull toy for the 'Funkie Junkie Boutique' challenge called 'Fabulous Fall'.
Finished measurements are 4 1/2" x  10".  You can get more information about the challenge
by going to the 'Funkie Junkie Boutique' HERE.

I started with a block of wood measuring 2" x  4 1/4" x  1".   The labradoodle and man in the moon are made from clip art found on the internet.  I brought it into Photoshop Elements for sizing and coloring. 

I choose these papers from my stash because of the Fall colors.  I distressed the edges and applied papers to the block using Mod Podge.

I further distressed the edges with turquoise paint and spritzed with Glimmer Mist.

Banner reads 'Love' on one side and 'You' on the other.

Close up of the dog and the flower bed he is sitting in.  Flowers are made using Tattered Floral die by Tim Holtz.  Also added a few tiny rocks.

Here's the backside.

I am so happy to announce that I won one of the 'Top 3 Badges' awarded for this challenge!

...There you have it.  Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


I created this Halloween Apron Box for the 'Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge' called "It's Halloween".  You can find all the information HERE.  

I cut the basic box using the Sizzix Bigz XL Die call 'Apron Box'.

I made templates 1/4" smaller than the die pieces.  These I decorated with images found on the internet clip art sites.  I brought them into Photoshop Elements for sizing.

Here's one side of box.

Here's the other.

And here's the back.

...There you have it.  Thanks for stopping by...

Sunday, October 13, 2019


I altered wine bottle by turning it into a lantern.  Lights are a single strand of Christmas twinkly lights.  

I found the giraffe on a clip art site on the internet.  I brought it into Photoshop Elements for sizing and coloring.  Edges are burnished using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

Close up of the cork.  I made a nest for tiny ceramic bird using 'Tiny Tattered Florals' die by Tim Holtz as well as a couple silk flowers from my stash.

Close up of flowers used behind giraffe and around the bottle.  Die is #664163 from Sizzix.  Smaller flower and moth are from my stash.

There's a one inch hole drilled in the back to thread the lights through.  More foliage and tiny flower added.

...There you have it.  Thanks for stopping by...

Saturday, October 12, 2019


I created this 'Twist-n-Pop' card using an old Christmas video by Collette Mitrega as inspiration.  You can find that tutorial HERE.

I used a digital kit called "Oh Boy" at Kimeric Kreations for background papers and elements.  You can find that kit HERE.  This is the card front along side the 'belly band' that helps keep it closed.  Card measures 4" x  6".

I made templates using Photoshop Elements program to mount the designs on.  Then cut them out and started putting the card together.

When the card is opened, out pops the sentiment in big letters.  Then the card measures 
4" x  12".

Here's the back.

...And there you have it.  Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


This is actually a box that opens up to reveal drawers inside to be filled with 'Treats' for Halloween.  I'm entering this box in the 'Funkie Junkie Boutique' blog challenge called 'Treats not Tricks!' If you would like to play along you can get all the information HERE.

There is a great tutorial made by Cynthia at 'The Scrappy Book Worm'. You can find that HERE.  I wanted to create my own templates for the all the different panels. I did that using Photoshop. 

The background pages are from a Digital Kit called 'Trick or Treat' created by Tracy for 'Art by Miran'.  The haunted house, characters and pumpkin came from clipart on the internet which I resized to fit my templates. 

I cut them all out and burnished the edges with 'Black Soot' Distress Ink.

This is the Tower Box spread out to show you all the sides.

Here's the inside showing the drawers and the lid.  With the lid on the Tower Box measures about  3" x  6 1/2".  The pumpkin adds a couple more inches.

...There you have it.  Thanks for stopping by...