The Crayon Box

Hello! I know it has been forever and a day since I posted on here but I had so much fun with this latest project that I just had to share!

I found these adorable ceramic crayons in the dollar section of Target! I fell in love with them right away and knew that I wanted to make a crayon box to hold them!


So I got out some chipboard and measured the crayons and starting cutting. The measurements I used are –

sides – 5 1/2″ by 1 3/8″

bottom – 8″ by 1 3/8″

front  – 8″ by 5 1/2″

back – 8″ by 5 1/2″

I used a product called Tear Mender to adhere the pieces to each other and after it had dried I used wide clear packing tape on all the edges.

Using an oval die cut as a guide I drew the semi circled line for the front of the crayon box.


Next I covered the box with BumbleBee Gingham/Linen paper from Doodlebug.

I used Darice’s wood glue, sponged it on with a foam brush and then smoothed the papers over the area of the box.


Using washi tape from WRMK I added the green lines typically found on a crayon box.


To make the label – I cut out an oval from black paper, stamped and embossed the word “crayons” and “6” using the fantastic Crayon Alphabet from Stampin’ Up! I then doodled some lines on there and wrote the word count under the number six!


Now my box was ready to hold the crayons!!


Here is another view


I love crayons and I love color so this was such a happy project to make!!

I hope you enjoyed stopping by today! Have a great day and REMEMBER –

 make beautiful things to show others you care!!

Happy Birthday to Shery of STAMPlorations!!

While I was playing for a little bit in my craft room I made this card to celebrate Shery Russ’s birthday!!

She is the owner of STAMPlorations and she is so fabulous!!!

~ Bright Shapes Happy Birthday Card ~


I started this card with a Green Galore top folding A2 card, I cut a white panel using Blueprints # 1 from My Favorite ThingsI stamped shapes from the STAMPlorations set called Retro Mod ShapesI used the following Stampin’ Up! ink colors – Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Cool Caribbean, Only Orange, and Daffodil Delight. The happy and birthday was stamped using a set from STAMPlorations called Happy. I embossed the happy in white on the banner that was cut from a Stampin’ Up! banner dieI punched holes on wither side of the banner and tied some yellow twine through and made a bow.

~I want to link this card up to the following challenges~

STAMPlorations Third Birthday Blog Hop & Linky Party


I was inspired by the bright, happy colors and the shapes are like birthday confetti!

Just Add Ink –  # 318 Just Add “S”

I added “S”hapes to my birthday card!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Simon Says: Anything Goes


This is Anything! :)

Crafty Creations Challenges # 318 Anything Goes

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Again, This is Anything! :)

I am so glad you could come by today – I hope you have some crafty time!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!


Got inky this afternoon – my hands are a mess!!

Used my “Ziggy“s and did some Inlaid die-cutting!

~ ALOHA  card ~


I used my prize that I won from Neat & Tangled back in May, the Journaling Alphas to cut out the word Aloha from my white panel and from some rainbow paper I inked up. I used my “Ziggy“s to color on an acrylic block and then applied it to watercolor paper.  The white panel was die cut using Lawn Fawn‘s Stitched Rectangles. For my flower I used the stamp set called Tropical Paradise from Sunny Studio Stamps. I stamped the images with Versamark ink and embossed them in white. Colored them in by picking up color from the acrylic block with a wet paintbrush. Then I added the ink splatters.

~ This card is saying ALOHA to the following challenges ~

Addicted to CAS Challenge # 90 ALOHA

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My card says ALOHA and has a tropical feel!

Dragonfly Dreams Say it with Flowers

My card has a flower on it!

CAS Mix UpJune Challenge


Well, for this card I stamped, I die-cut and for my choice I did Water coloring!

Addicted to Stamps # 199 CAS

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My card is Clean & Simple.

I loved making this card – It was tricky but fun!!  And like I said, my hands are a mess!

I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!


Party Animal

Popping back in with another card I made during my time in my craft room.

~ Party Animal Card ~


For this card I used a light blue plaid paper scrap that I die cut with Lawn Fawn‘s Stitched Rectangles. I then stamped using a Kaleidacolor Rainbow pad – Pastel to stamp the stars onto the blue background. Stamped the balloon animal on card stock and then fussy cut around him. Die cut a vellum banner with an SU! die and added the message to it. I put adhesive on the back of the banner behind the sentiment. Added the animal with some foam squares – I trimmed them into smaller pieces to fit on my image. The stamp set I used is by Avery Elle and is called Party Animal.

~My card is off to PARTY in these challenges~

CAS(E) This Sketch Sketch # 176


I used this sketch for the design of the card – my balloon animal takes the place of the hexagon and I put my vellum banner on my card according to the sketch.

Color ThrowdownCountdown # 396


I love these colors – I wanted to use these colors and was overjoyed when I found all three of them on the Pastel Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pad! I also layered with a soft blue under my colors to match the photo.

7 Kids Challenge Blog# 153 Anything Goes

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E T A – I actually missed the deadline on this one!! Oops!

I used an Avery Elle set – Party Animal that they sell in their store!

I hope you are having a great day!! And that you will have lots to SMILE about!!

Thanks for coming by!!

Rainbow Love

I played around a little yesterday with masking and sponging and I came up with this card:


I used a homemade circle stencil and 2 Paper Smooches stamp sets to make this card! The stamp sets I used are Word Salad and Smoocheroos. I took all the hearts and stamped them at the top of a Post-It note like this –


Then I very carefully cut them out! They all had sticky stuff on them since I had stamped them up at the top of the Post-It note! Then I took my homemade circle stencil – made out of chipboard and various sized circle punches – situated the largest circle where I wanted it and then placed the large heart mask inside the circle as shown here:


I used Sponge Daubers – 1 per color and did each circle/heart smaller than the one before it!! I staggered them in an upward diagonal on my simple white card base.  Inks I used are a Calypso Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pad and for the orange I used Tangelo Twist from Stampin’ Up!

After sponging all the circles the masks were all colored up so I added them to the card except the red one because I put the “Love You” text by that one.

Entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Smooches May Challenge: RAINBOW


This image was the inspiration for my color choices!!

CAS Colours & Sketches Sketch Challenge # 175

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And for the design of the card I went off of this sketch!

E.T.A. I am SOOOOO EXCITED – I was picked as a winner again!!

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Creative With Stamps ChallengeCWS Challenge # 2: CAS (Clean & Simple)


I feel like my card is very CAS!

Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog# 224 Get Inky

I used Sponge daubers and a homemade stencil and got inky!!

I hope you are having a Glorious weekend and that you are feeling grateful like me for all the military – past and present!!! Enjoy your day!!

Week 4 Thursday GIVEAWAY

The CASEing Kelly Blog Hop is HERE!!!

Today marks the LAST of 8 giveaways that I have been doing for the month of October –

I am celebrating my BLOGAVERSARY!!!!

Today I have the prize and


Here is today’s prize:


And The QUESTION is….

Who is your favorite Papercrafting/Cardmaking supply company?

Mine is EASY to tell – I LOVE DOODLEBUG!!! Everything about them makes me happy – using their products is just such a joy to me!! The colors, the cute icons, how everything coordinates – just SO AWESOME!!! SO I am giving away a small package of Doodlebug goodness for this last Thursday giveaway!! The package consists of 2 6×6 paper pads, 2 washi tapes and some enamel dots!!

So whose products do you love and buy often??

I cannot wait to hear who your favorites are!!!

You have until Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 10 pm (Mountain Standard Time) to leave me an answer to this question!!! I will let choose a winning comment and I will post the winner of this prize and the one I offered on Tuesday this Saturday, October 31rst, 2015 by noon (MST)

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

It’s Coming!!! My 4 year Blogaversary Celebration starts soon!!!

Hello to all, I am feeling sluggish as I make a reappearance to the bloggy world!!  And very chagrined to realize it is the start of my 4th year blogging not the END of my 4th year blogging!! Darn Math!! I counted the years I have been blogging – they are 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 – that equals 4 years!!

Cause for Celebration, RIGHT?!?!!!!!  

I think it is and NOW as promised HERE are the details about my BLOGAVERSARY!!!

All of these details will be HERE at the top of my blog!!


It has been 3 years since I started blogging!! My 4th year starts in October!!! I am amazed at myself for how far I have come!! Here are some stats –

Year 1 of blogging  I managed 29 posts between Oct 21, 2012 to Oct 21, 2013

Year 2 of blogging I did 63 posts between Oct 22, 2013 to Oct 16, 2014

Year 3 of blogging I made 205 posts between Oct 30, 2014 to Sept 29, 2015

AND YEAR 4 promises to be my biggest yet!!! I HOPE I can reach the 500 posts mark!!


Posting my first BLOGAVERSARY post on Monday, October 5th – All the fun mentioned below can be done anytime AFTER OCTOBER 1RST!!

Having Tuesday and Thursday Giveaways all during October starting on the 6th and going until the 29th!! 8 prizes will be given away!! To enter there will be a get to know you question for you to answer!! Easy, huh?? And each weeks winners will be announced on the Saturday of October following them!


I am offering 3 GRAND PRIZES that can be won at the end of the month by doing any of these 3 things to get entries into the drawing!! Pictures to come soon!!!

# 1 –  (5 entries) Study this Mood board, make me a card and send it to me at the address specified HERE!! It must be postmarked by October 31rst to qualify!! You have the whole month of October to create and mail a card!! I will do a feature on each of the Sundays of October showing the cards I have received that past week – that way you will know I received yours!! Plus if you have a blog – I will be giving you a shout out!!


Under the BLOGAVERSARY tab above my address will appear here under the mood board!!

Things I love – DAISIES, bright and happy colors, rainbows, crayons and ALL school supplies, fresh fruit and SUGAR cookies!!! I hope you will find something to love about my mood board!!!

# 2 (3 entries) Add this badge to your sidebar to help spread the word about my celebration!! Make Sure to link it up to this post! It needs to be up for at least one week – so have it on your side bar by October 24th!! When sharing with others about this (if you feel so inclined) then please use this link – Daisies Girl Blogaversary

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# 3 (1 entry) Be a follower of my blog via email, or Bloglovin – let me know how you follow me in a comment!! I would love to know how long you have been following me and how you first found me and became a follower!!!

Thank you, THANK you for all of your support and encouragement!! I am grateful to be a part of this little corner of the crafty bloggy world!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Guest Designing at 4 Crafty Chicks – Week 4

Well, Hello to all you fabulous folks!!!

I have some fun news – I am Guest Designing for 4 Crafty Chicks this month!!

This is my last week – I would really like to thank the chicks for having me!!


For this fourth week of August the Challenge is  # 261 {Funky Hair}  – It will run for a week!!

And Lori is our host!

It would be so great if you came over and joined us!!

Here is the card I made for this challenge:


When I thought about Funky colored hair – the first thing that came to mind is a CLOWN!!

The clown, balloon and sentiment were all stamped using the Kaleidacolor Calypso inkpad – the images and sentiment are from a REALLY OLD SU! set called Party Time!! I used an embossing folder from Sissix called Snowballs! I wanted the colors to match so I took the rainbow pad and smooshed it onto an acrylic block and used it like a paint palette – getting water on my brush and then picking up some ink!! I colored the balloon and the clown in that way!! Did some fussy cutting and then used foam squares to mount all pieces to the card!! Added a piece of twine for the balloon string!!

I would like to also link this card up to these challenges:

Little TanglesChallenge # 59 Birthday

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I only have Seasonal Neat & Tangled stamp sets so I hope this will be ok!!

Use Your StuffChallenge # 289 Anything Goes

I sure hope that you will come and play along at 4 Crafty Chicks for their {Funky Hair}  Challenge!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!


Rainbow Pops

***If you are looking for my GIVEAWAY click HERE***

I tried watercoloring again since that was where my mojo seemed to be at!!

Only one problem – I forgot to use watercolor paper so the colors did not blend as well as I liked!!

Anyways – here is my card:


I was going for a rainbow look blending from one popsicle to another!! Anyways –

I made this card using the Lawn Fawn stamp set – Here’s The Scoop!

Stamped the images and sentiment with the  Versafine – Onyx Black  inkpad and used Clear ultra fine embossing powder.

Colored images in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and a Zig Detailer Watercolor brush!

I am linking this card up to the following challenges:

The Sisterhood of Crafters Rainbow Challenge

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Inkspirational Challenge# 89 Word Prompt: Melt

Inkspirational Challenge #89

Lawnscaping Challenge – Challenge # 112 EMBOSSING


Sorry to rush off but my family is meeting tonight to celebrate what would be my parents 50th Wedding anniversary if my Dad were still here – we are giving Mom some moral support!! It is the first one to come since my dad passed away!! Might be tears – maybe I will cry a rainbow!!! I am sure my heart will be melted with sadness!!

But you could cheer me up – leave me some love, enter my giveaway and if you are not already a Happy Mail member then why not join!! See HERE!!!

Thank you for coming by and for being SO NICE AND SUPPORTIVE!!!!

Hugs to you all!!!

My LOST Mojo + A Giveaway

Oh, Hello there!! I am looking for my Mojo – have you seen it? No, me neither!!!

But if you do see it could you please mark it “Return to Sender” and add ASAP and PRIORITY as well –

maybe I will get it back in time for me to make my Design Team cards!!!

This past little while I have felt so off and not able to create anything that really makes me smile and/or puff out my chest in PRIDE!!!

This afternoon I decided to go back through my posts from this past Summer and pick 5 of them that DID make me smile and feel proud!!

Here they are – in no special order:

# 1 – YOU are so Cool


# 2 – Navy, Coral & White


# 3 – USA Popsicles


# 4 – Newton Enjoys Summer


# 5 – Five flowers


Did you notice anything similar about all of these? Yep. ME TOO!!!

I watercolored on EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.

I guess I like doing that and I am going to see if that is the trail that will lead to my LOST MOJO!!!

Now – if you were paying attention – you might have noticed the word GIVEAWAY in the title of this post!!

Well – let me give you the DEETS, the 411, on this GIVEAWAY of mine!!

To be eligible to win the prize of a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the store of WINNERS choice then you need to:

A – Be a follower of my blog either through email or Bloglovin’

B – Tell me which of these cards 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 is your favorite in a comment

And C – find the date that the card you chose was posted by looking back through my posts for June, July and August – tell me that date along with the number of your favorite card!!

And lastly – Smile and have a BEAUTIFUL day, and oh, yea – send my mojo back iffin you see it!!

I am going to leave this open until Monday, August 24th – and I will let pick a winner and I will announce that lucky person on Tuesday, August 25th by noon

While you are visiting, I would like to invite you to be one of my Happy Mail members – for info on that please click HERE!

Nothing makes me happier than sending out mail to others – I apologize to those of you whose birthday I am late on – I seem to be a little lost right now – but I AM GONNA GET MY GROOVE BACK!!!

I am so glad you came by and I really hope you enjoyed your visit!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!