Tag – You’re my WINNER!!!

Tag, You are IT!!!

My giveaway for these 2 SpecTAGular sets from Stampin’ Up! is over!!

The following ladies are my winners – chosen through Random.org!

For Set # 1


The winner is # 16 Kris k.


For Set # 2


The winner is # 2 Kim S

Lucky ladies, please email me (daisies girl at gmail dot com) with your mailing address so I can get them mailed out to you!!

I would like to take them to mail on Tuesday so hope to hear from you SOON!!!

Here are some photos of the favors I put together for the retreat:



I will come back with close ups of each thing – but for now maybe you can see what has kept me so busy!!

The retreat was fun, I got to spend time with awesome people. Sadly, on Friday of the retreat I fainted, hit my head a little and I have been trying to recuperate ever since.

I will be back soon —

And I will leave you with this thought –

Make something BEAUTIFUL today to show someone you care!!

Fairy Girl & Beach Boy

This morning I would like to share 2 more of the cards I made yesterday!!

~ Golden Fairy Girl card ~


First thing I did for this card is die cut all my pieces – a circle from MFT,  small banners from Stampin’ Up! which I cut one end off of. I also trimmed a gold striped shiny scrap to 4 1/4″ by 2 1/2″. I took a side folding A2 card and placed it in the Polka Dots embossing folder from Stampin’ Up!.

I stamped my cute fairy girl from the Fairy Sweet set by Sugar Pea Designs with Versamark ink and embossed with gold powder. Colored her in using my “Ziggy“s and added Wink Of Stella clear pen to add sparkle!

~My Fairy Girl is playing in the following challenges~

Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up Challenge 2

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I used the sketch to design my card and took inspiration from the touches of bright pink and gold in the photo!

Make My MondayFairies 

My fairy cute girl is the spotlight of my card!

Tuesday Throwdown # 300 Fairies & Fantasy


Again my fairy cute girl steals the show on my card!!

Craft Your Passion Challenge # 318 Always Anything Goes

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This is Anything! :)

Dragonfly JourneysChallenge # 63 Who’s The Boss? (use embossing folders)

I used the Polka Dots embossing folder from Stampin’ Up!.

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I also made this card using an Adorable stamp set from SU! – Beach Babies (circa 1999)

~ Beach Boy Sunshine Card ~


I loved how this card turned out – first thing I did was use an oval die cut from MFT to make my template to stamp and shade in. I penciled in a line where my boy and sandcastle would go, then I stamped them in Versafine ink and embossed them with clear powder. All my coloring was done with my “Ziggy“s and the shading was done using Bliss Blue ink and Creamy Caramel ink – both from SU! I used masking paper from Inkadinkado to cover up my images while I shaded. I used the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and replacement foams for the various colors.  I cut out the sun that I had stamped and colored and put it on with foam squares.  Sentiment came from a Sunny Studio Stamps set called Tropical Paradise – also stamped and embossed.  I die cut my whole panel using Stitched Rectangle die from Lawn Fawn – added it to a Brilliant Blue card base and I was done.

~This Beach Boy is playing in these challenges~

Ooh La La Challenge Blog –  # 207 Sun, Sand and Sea

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I included 2 of these elements – the sand, and the sun!

Addicted to stampsChallenge # 129 Anything Summer

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My card has a beach playing, sand castle building, adorable little boy!! All Summer!!

613 Avenue Create# 182 Anything Goes with Optional Twist 

Sights, Tastes & Sounds of Summer


I have got sun, beach, shells, bathing suit, flip flops, blue skies from the first column! And from the third column it is understood that he could hear the ocean waves, and the ocean breeze as he played there on the beach!!

INKY ImpressionsJune Challenge: Summer Time

My boy is reveling in being at the beach in the Good Ole’ Summertime!

{Pin}spirational Challenges # 168 Happy First Day of Summer

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These girls are clearly off to the beach – which is where my little guy is at!!

I am also going to take my Beach Boy to play at Paper Issues!

I was PIN-Spired by this photo –

June Collage

The Beach, the sand, the sunshine!!

I know this was another long post – so glad you hung in there with me!!

Thanks for coming by!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Monkeying Around – Now I’m Late!

So I made a monkey card the other day – and when I did I stamped 2 monkeys but only used one!

Using the 2nd monkey I made a Masculine/For a Guy card!

~ Belated Birthday Wishes Monkey card ~


I made this cute and fun square card by using my Squares dies from MFT I ended up cutting 3 sizes using papers in my scrap file – Love it when I can do that! Ended up with 5 layers on this card.

I stamped the monkey from Smoocheroos stamp set with Versafine black ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Colored him in with my “Ziggy“s and put him on with foam mounted tape.

My sentiment was also stamped in black and embossed, it is from the Word Salad set from Paper Smooches!

~ This card wants to “Monkey” Around in the following challenges ~

Crafting When We CanChallenge # 121  Sketch by Ang

Sketch by Ang

This sketch was perfect for my square card – I followed it and just put my center square on my card a little skiwampus! ( I spelled that the way it sounds – probably isn’t right – oh, well)

Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge # 132 *Hip to be Square*

My card is as square as can be!!

Paper Smooches June Challenge: Layers


This card featuring Paper Smooches stamps has 5 layers.

Hiding in My Craft Room# 255  Masculine

I made this card for a Guy!!

Crafty CardmakersChallenge # 166 For a Special Man

I am going to be sending this card to a special guy whose birthday I missed!!

Stampin’ Royalty # 335 To Die For


I used multiple sized square dies to create this card!!

Now, I promise, I am not Monkeying Around when I say that I am so glad you came for a visit!!

I sure hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Here’s The Scoop

Hello, ALL you BEAUTIFUL people!! SO glad you are here!!

Monday brought me a little more creative time in my craft room!!

I made this card:


This card needed to be CAS so I started out with a blank white cardstock that I layered on Positively Pink cardstock (SU!). I took the Here’s The Scoop set from Lawn Fawn and stamped a trio of ice cream scoops on various Doodlebug Glitter papers in Lily White, Cupcake, and Tangerine. The shiny metal paper I used for the scoop was a scrap in my scrap box! Embossed using Onyx Black Versafine Ink and Clear Embossing powder on a vellum banner. It was stapled on using a mini stapler.

The inside of my card says – You are SO COOL!!

I am so excited to be linking this card up to these challenges:

CAS(E) This SketchSketch # 173


I went with three scoops of ice cream for the triangles and put my sentiment across my cluster.

Lawnscaping ChallengeSparkle It Up!


I added shimmer and shine by stamping each of my images using Black Staz On ink on shiny, glittery, sparkly paper and then cutting them out and adhering them to my card!

Cupcake InspirationsChallenge # 361– Punny


My card uses a pun – Here’s the Scoop, You are SO COOL!!

7 Kids Challenge BlogChallenge # 152: Anything Goes

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I used a stamp that they carry in their store – Here’s the Scoop by Lawn Fawn.


Thanks for coming by and have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

It would be so COOL if you made something to brighten someone else’s day!!!

Best Wishes – a “Whale”y Great Card

I feel like I can never have enough cards on hand for mens’ birthdays – So I made three of this card today to add to my arsenal! This one matched up well with 2 challenges.

Here is my card:


I used a stamp set that I received in a Studio Calico kit a couple years back! All the images on this card are from that set! Using Mint Macaron & Night of Navy ink pads I stamped up this scene. I did the generation stamping to get various depths of color for my ocean!  My whale features the “rock n’ roll” technique – inking up first in the mint and then rolling it on the navy ink pad. I covered my whale with glossy accents – I am not sure you can see that in this photo – but I did, really!! Then I used a Doodlebug Beetle Black Sprinkle for his eye!! And there you have it – My “Whale”y great card!!

I am linking this card up to these 2 challenges:

Less Is MoreWeek #276 One Layer Card: At Sea


INKspirationalChallenge # 108 Colour: Mint & Navy

Inkspirational Colour Challenge Mint and Navy

I used Stampin’ Up! Ink colors -Mint Macaron & Night of Navy!

Again, thank you for your visits – they make me smile!!

Have a wonderful day and Happy creating!!!

Thoughts of You

Hello, friends!!!

I have a dear friend in my neighborhood who is having a struggle and she loves flowers so I made this card for her.

Thoughts of You card:


I stamped a REALLY OLD (at least 10 years old) image from Stampin’ Up! coloring on it with marker using Forest Foliage and Eggplant Envy. I stamped this on vellum and then for a background I took a triangle makeup sponge, and using the square end I stamped Eggplant ink on white cardstock. I layered them together and punched two holes and tied some lovely white sheer ribbon – also retro SU! –  through and tied a bow!

I have written an upbeat, encouraging note inside and I am hoping it will brighten my friends day!!

I am hurrying to link this up to the following challenges:

Retro Rubber Challenge# 38 May Colors


I was inspired by the colors in the tulips!! And the stamp set I used is over 10 years old!!

House of CardsMay Challenge: Clear Papers


I used vellum as an overlay over my background!!

Thanks for looking and I hope you think of someone whose day you could brighten!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!


BLOGAVERSARY Grand Prize Winners

I would like, first of all, to THANK YOU for helping me celebrate my


I have been so touched and overwhelmed by the support of you all!!

So, without further adieu – THE WINNERS!!!

gift-certificateadjThe $30 Gift Certificate of choice goes to: LC 


Tin of Cards Kit with Stamp Set & Inkpad Trio goes to: Carla Hundley


Doodlebug Back to School Collection goes to: Indy

And ALSO as mentioned I am giving away 2 more $10 Gift Certificates of choice to:

Becca Cruger and Michele K Henderson

Ladies – please email me at daisiesgirl at gmail dot com soon and I will get the prizes to you!!


I will be in touch!!

BLOGAVERSARY Cards Received # 4

Just a note: I am ok, no big progress made, but I wanted to finish up my BLOGAVERSARY! Thank you SOOOOOOOOO much for all the love, care and positive thoughts you all have been sending my way!! I APPRECIATE you ALL so much!!!

HERE are the cards I received since my last post featuring cards from awesome and cool followers- I want you to know I APPRECIATE each and EVERY one of you!!!

First card came from a sweet and fun follower Carla Hundley! She is on Pinterest – here is her link!

Her fun, colorful shaker card really made me smile!! Came in a cute pink envelope!!


Second card came from a new and talented follower named Alicia O’ Bryant of Golden Goddess Designs!

I love the happy and awesome feel her card has!


Third card I was blessed with came from the dear and much admired Carol Mayne of the fun blog Just Me: C

She used the daisies and the beautiful colors from the inspiration photo!


Thank you ladies for your cards and a HUGE thank you for all the awesome support I had for my BLOGAVERSARY!!


That is right – I was able to get the drawing done – come back tomorrow, November 16th at 10 am to see if you are one of my winners!! I added 2 extra $10 Gift Certificates to thank you all for your patience!! So, YES, there will be 5 winners instead of 3!!!

I want you to know that I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART for your support and the continued friendship even though I am healing slowly and seeing slow progress!! I am learning what is going on with my body and looking at ways to keep stress from being a factor!!

Happy Card-Making and I will be back tomorrow with my winners announcement!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!



Good Morning – I am wishing you all a WONDERFUL HALLOWEEN day!!

Hope it is full of FUN and SPOOKTACULAR things!!!!

It is time to announce my winners from Tuesday, Oct 27th AND Thursday, Oct 29th!!

I have had so much fun getting to know you all better!! So glad you have all joined me!!!

And the WINNERS are:

From Tuesday, Oct 27th – SU! Set Mixed Medley

Random.org picked # 11 CharK

And from Thursday, Oct 29th – Doodlebug products pictured

Random.org picked # 11 Katryna G

Spooky how both #s picked were 11 – ooooooooh!!! Weird!!!

Ladies, please send me an email (daisiesgirl at gmail dot com)

and I will get your packages out in the mail on Monday, Nov 2nd!!

ALSO the draw for the GRAND PRIZES for My BLOGAVERSARY will be done on Sunday, Nov 8th!!

I will also do my last post of cards received as some might trickle in next week!!

Thank ALL of you for your support!!!

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 Random.org 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!!!