Monday, December 31, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon 3 Annual Blog Giveaway

Head over to Really Reasonable Ribbon ...3th Annual Blog Anniversary Giveaway!!!

There will be one $50 gift certificate and two $25 gift certificates which will be given to three random winners.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Decorations

My candy dishes from some old jars.....

 I got this candle holder from goodwill and added some sparkle decorations and bow....I'm linking these to Under the Table and Dreaming....

Scrappers Delight Challenge

Please head on over to Scrappers Delight.....we're having a challenge with "Snowflakes" get your snowflakes up and come on and play with us.....

I've used the Little Snow Angel...which is already colored for simple and easy can you get for
those Christmas cards this year.....these images are just to adorable ....don't ya think!!!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Paper Cupcake

Paper Cupcake is closing....I;m so sad....I have work with Nina May for years now and I love her images...she is going into a new venture and I wish her this best of luck....but this will be our last DT project for Paper Cupcake/Theres Magic in the Air....

Make sure you stop over and play with us this last week and pick up this adorable image...I'm also entering this in Spectrum challenge....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hometown Christmas Carol

I'm playing over Faber-Castell challenge....Christmas can you not go with Boar and Beaver Inn.....this past weekend my husband and I went to A Christmas Carol to life! Put on by our Chamber of Commerce and community....turn our Historic Square to a Victorian England mid-19th century...with volunteers transformed into colorful characters such as Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Marley's Ghost and the Ghost of Christmas Past....each ventured hosting hot apple cider or warm delicious treat' was so much fun walking into a Victorian Christmas village...   and yes there is a Boar and Beaver Inn....ya come...would love to have ya'.....

I've used nothing but Faber-Casstell gelatos in black and white....big brush red and turquoise...distress all my edes with black gelatos....color Santa with red and turquoise...MS Winter Snow punch...recollection DP, glitter, ribbon...
Well tell me what you think.....I love comments....and thanks for looking....I really do appreciate it....

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A White Christmas

I'm entering this on Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge....White on white and one other color....and of course ribbon....
My card is embossed with cuttlebug folder Baby Breath.......I've used Spellbinders, Fancy Tags Two, and Decorative Labels Eight.....I've also added some red stickles and attach a ribbon.....The Xmas stamp is recollection ...thanks for looking....

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Tags

Here are some of my Christmas tags that I've made....
 Inspiration from Beate at Spellbinders...

This was for a challenge but I didn't get in done in time...
These are just a view I've done....getting ready to Christmas gift wrapping. ...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday at Paper Temptress

Yep starting Black Friday on Wednesday here at 

PaperTemptress and it is lasting until Sunday at midnight PT 

time….EVERYTHING (that isn’t already on sale) is 25% off 

EVERYTHING.  Wow is all I can say, plus all ribbon 

including the May Art ribbon is already 40% off and all 

Hambly Studio overlays, screenprints, and stickers are 

already 60% off so a great time to add amazing cardstock, 

ribbon, and more to your stash!  

So head on over and take a look.....Paper Temptress

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Gift Box

Hi everyone….I’ve created a gift box….usingPaper Temptress card stockolive,white,and kraft along with recollection DP from Michael’s….the image is Nina May from Paper Cupcake and I colored them with my spetrum noir markers….added a little dollie and one of my handmade crochet flowers and Paper Temptress white and gold ribbon….I also attach a little red ribbon too….

Monday, November 12, 2012

Paper Cupcake Challenge

On Paper Cupcakes challenge there'e a new freebie (be sure you pick yours up..simple adorable!!!) and you are to use it on this weeks challenge....and the challenge is to make a card using the freebie image by Nina May...and to use one or more snowflakes somewhere on the card....easy......
Here I've played with some of mine distress inks....I stamp the tree image and emboss it with black ink...then I added crackle paint (picket fence) for the snow....color and cut my image out and pop dot it up ...added my cricut cut snowflake to the top with some tulle and ribbon....
I'm making some tags to put on my Christmas package to give that extra touch....
So come on over and play with us this's a lot of fun....

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Spirit of Christmas

"In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts, we find its meaning."

As joyous as Christmas is for most families, for some, their holidays are filled with worry, medical treatments and tests, and pain -- for their child must be hospitalized or she or he needs long-term care rather than being home with their families. 

For these kids, Santa doesn't slip down a chimney but rather, often comes in the guise of community volunteers who help make the season bright.  

  Now, have I inspired you to make and donate your own banner or a Christmas card or two to the I Feel the Love Project?  I hope so!  Because if you will, you'll be entered into a drawing to win my:

Super-Fantastic Gift Basket
Throughout the month of December, I'll be adding crafty goodness to this basket so that it will be over-flowing and ripe and ready for under your tree. I'll be picking the winner on Christmas Eve, announcing the winner on Christmas Day, and if you win, you'll have the basket in your hands by New Year's Day!! 
Stay tuned to the CardMonkey blog over the next few weeks leading up to the drawing, as I'll be posting the contents of the basket as they mount. 
 OK, so to win the GRAND PRIZE (all continents are welcome!), here's what you must do:
1.  Be a follower of the CardMonkey blog and tell me in your comment how I can contact you.
2.  Leave a comment telling me what you plan to make and send to the IFTL project by their deadline, December 10.  Then do it!  Go to for mailing information for your card or banner.  Your card or banner MUST be received by Madison by the deadline to be eligible to win the GRAND prize!  
NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME??  You can still win great blog candy just by being here and commenting on as many banner makers' blogs over the course of the next three days.  
Since we have more than 50 banner makers today, tomorrow and Monday, I'll be picking 5 blogs at random, and then one random comment from that Blog site, for that commenter to win one of five great prizes, which are:
  1. Susan Bermudez, Independent Consultant for Creative Memories, donating a $20 gift certificate for Creative Memories products from her catalog (
  2. Scrappin' Madge: $25 Gift Certificate to The Scrappin Lounge Shoppe (
  3. Fresh Brewed Designs: Two prizes - One prize is a rubber stamp, Item #497 "Cutie Pie Ice Skating" (, and the other is a $15 Digital Stamp gift card.
  4. The Paper Temptress ( - Owner Patricia Dunbar will donate a $25 Gift Certificate to her online store, the Paper Temptress.
  5. The Pinque Peacock ( - Owners Jessica Shelton will donate a gift certificate to her NEW store (products are being added daily -- watch as she grows!)
  6. In addition, Close to My Heart Independent Consultant Lucy Kelleher will award a $20 gift certificate to a randomly-selected hopper who visits her blog ( and/or Facebook page ( and posts a comment about the banner blog hop!
P.S. -- Be sure to check out as many blogs as you can, as several will be providing their own blog candy with their own requirements.  If I catch them along the way, I'll add them to this list, as a shout out of gratitude, and also so you don't miss out on some sweet candy(canes!)... I just might have a prize here too!!!! (HINT....HINT)

Here is the Hop line up for Saturday, November 10:
  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey -
  2. Jessica -
  3. Lezlye -
  4. Edwina -
  5. Jenny -
  6. Shawnee -
  7. Scrappin Madge -
  8. Jeannie D. -
  9. Jessica E.~
  10. Kimi ~ 
  11. Janet ~
  12. Theresa Neubaum ~
  13. Khrista -
  14. An'Jenic -
  15. Jennifer R -
  16. Gloria W.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

RRR Pre-Holiday No Calorie BLOG CANDY!

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We are truly blessed here at Really Reasonable Ribbon with some wonderful customers. 
As a thank you we are offering this fun Blog Candy giveaway shown below (valued at over $75) as a treat for one lucky reader this holiday season. 
 RRR Pre-Holiday BLOG CANDY Prize

All of the items in this prize assortment can be found on the Really Reasonable Ribbon website. Along with our huge selection of ribbon and trims, you can also find lots of great adhesive items, the Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring tablet, and many great embellishments. Be sure to stop over at our website today and take a look around.
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We'd love to have you do one or more of the following:
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 In order to be entered in the drawing, please use the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this blog post and enter the appropriate information. (The drawing will be made using the entries from the Inlinkz list only, not the comments.)
The Blogoversary Giveaway will be opened until 11:59 PM EST on Friday, 12/7. The winner will be announced on this blog on Saturday, 12/8. We will select the winner randomly from the list of entries from the Inlinkz tool below.  
RRR will ship prizes to any location.  Prizes are offered and shipped in good faith and proof of shipping will be available, but we cannot be responsible for shipments that are lost or damaged in transit. 
Be sure to check back on 12/8 to see if you are our lucky winner. Good Luck to all!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge

I'm playing over on  The Cuttlebug Spot...their  challenge is "Leaves/Fall"..
Here's what I used:

Cricut- Mothers Day Bouquet
DCWV- The Luxury Stack
Distress ink- Wild Honey and Walnut Stain
Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays- Gator Gunbo
                                            Yellow Rose of Texas
                                            Canna Lily Burnt Orange

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fall Spirit

Ribbon Carousel is having a challenge...."Giving Thanks/Fall" must used twine or ribbon....

I've used DCWV Four Season for my leaves...fancy tags 2....twine ribbon and ribbon....sentiment is computer generate....I also used MS lacy edge....and swiss dots folder....

Winter Wonderland

I'm playing over at Really Reasonable Ribbon and the challenge is Winter Holiday....
 Here's what I've used:
+Cuttlebug folder- Baby Breath
+Diamond Dust
+Cricut- Christmas Cartridge
+Sherr Ribbon
+Distress Crakle paint-picket fence (bottom of card)
+I Am Roses- R3-15
+Stamps- Theresa Momber-Very Merry Christmas

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Witchs Parfume

Ok I couldn't stop....over on the Cuttlebug Spot color challenge I made this one too...using black, purple, and orange  .....using my Cricut Happy Hauntings cartridge again....the cuttlebug folders I used are....vixtoria and baby breath....another fun folders...

I added some rhinestones for the eye... kinda cool...huh...

Witch's Shoe

I'm playing over at the Cuttlebug Spot color challenge using black, purple, and orange....and if you know me....I love my cuttlebug....I love what it can do to my projects.....which makes them sometimes just to cool....
Here I've used my Cricut to cut out my witches shoe from the Happy Hauntings cartridge....I embossed it with argule, swiss dots, and croc tecture....some really cool folders...
I've also added some bling....what witch is without some bling....I've made this for my granddaughter for Halloween ..I think she will love it....she is all about these colors and of course bling....

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lindy's Stamp Gang Halloween Challenge

Lindy's Stamp Gang is having a Halloween challenge....and I've created a 3D witches tree house...
I've htmade it out of chip board and paper bags with wire.....the limbs are movable....I've also used Scrappers Delight Spellbound kit images....which were for digital scrapbooking....

I used Frolic in the forest black, sweet violet purple teal, and witch's potion purple...the leaves are silk which were to big...and I had to cut them down....the green leaves are IAR.....

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

3th Annual Trick Your Pumpkin "Trick your Pumpkin" TYP

This year I wanted to participate in Plaid Tick your pumpkin Contest...I've work on this for pumpkin is from paper mache..... I blew up a balloon..wrap newspaper around it.....let it dry....wrap newspaper around it.....let it dry.....and repeated it again....I wanted it to be really strong....

Then I started painting it.....I used a primer first then my folk art paint...and I only had to use one coat for it.....added the black strips....which I really should have left off.....cut my holes out.....eyes, nose and mouth....I also had to used white folk art for the teeth....the legs are tp rolls cover with DP....the shoes are from my BFF (Pam sunnygirl63)....thank you so much Pam....the shoes were prefect touch.....
I then added the hat ...which I made from black card stock....add feathers and bling....and bling.....
Wish my luck......

Monday, October 15, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon#58 Challenge

I'm entering this on the Really Reasonable Ribbon #58 challenge....Halloween and Ribbon....
I picked up some little studio G stamps at Wal-Mart just for fun ....and this is what I came up with....I used recollection card stock and swiss dot embossing folder....cut out the lettering from my cricut....ribbon from my stash....

Paper Cupcake Challenge

This week on Paper Cupcake challenge is using a freebie called "What Charters" by Nina May.....and it's a color challenge using purple and orange....

I used last year DP by K & Co...with a little Theresa Collins DP too.....color with my new Tim Holtz markers....I hope this has inspired you to come and play with us this week..
Remember this image is a freebie on Paper Cupcakes....

Friday, October 5, 2012

Who Will Be the Master Crafter Challenge

Back in August, Sarah Hamer of Pink by Design announced a fun challenge who would be a Master Crafter! And I just had to sign up.....

I received my kit which contain the following:

- Scissor Mouse sponsored by Westcott
- DCWV Rockstar mat stack sponsored by DCWV Deals
- Cotton Pouch Sponsored by State line Bag Co.
- 1/2 sheet of Rhinestones sponsored by Queen & Co.
- Sentiment stamp sponsored by Pink by Design
- 2 assorted buttons

And this is what I came of with...."My Rock Star Witch"

I made my witch from paperclay...hat and bats are black card stock....I did have to cut the cotton pouch down and stuff it with batting.....made the little envelopes for the mail pouch....she likes to keep her fan mail close...I used the rhinestones for her glasses....
I hope you will like mine enough to go for vote me....I would really.....really appreciate it... 
More photos

Her light system....LOL

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tussie Mussie

I was so inspire by all the wonderful ladies on You Tube making tussie mussie's that I just had to make one for myself.....I have also finish another one that I will be showing  just as soon as I can take some pictures....all the ribbons and pearls are from my stash...the flowers are from I Am Roses.....thanks for looking....I really do appreciate all your comments...

love you guys!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hi Gloria here....I've made a Fall Home Decor table decoration.....I got bird cage (that's what I think it is) from a yard sale for just $ cool is that.....but it was painting in a pink color....I just spray paint it with flat black paint....the acrylic pieces are really dull and beat I cut Paper Temptress overlays to fit and place them on top to give so beautiful accent to it....added fall pumpkins and pine cones inside....I also got the scarecrow at the dollar store added some ribbons and fall leaves.....easy peasy.....

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thing for Bling Challenge

I've enter this Top Hat in the Thing for bling on You Tube....I hope you like it .....oh and let me warn you....I sound so country....LOL...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I Am Roses Sept. Challenge

I am Roses challenge for this month is "Halloween and Circle card"....and let me tell you was a challenge for me to make this circle card.....I let my cricut do the work....and that was after I tried two other times before...and just didn't do right.....then I was able to cut the layers using my Martha Stewart circle cutter....
I've used Teresa Collins DP Haunted Hallows, distress ink black soot and wild honey....and want 2 scrap bling....I also used Lindys Stamp Gang -Yellow roses of Texas and Vavavavoom violet....
The flowers are all from IAR- leaves are ZQL4, flowers are R21, R3, and T30...and when I place my last order they gifted me S10....which I love and will be order more of em.....ribbon from Michaels...
I stamp my witch with a SU scrip stamp and emboss it with black embossing powder to help give my popped up witch some more dimension which looks super cool....I also dip my paint brush in LSG two colors to give that two tone it....and stickles on the crow...(crystal)....
Well what do you think???? love all your comments and thank you so much.....

Paper Cupcake Challenge

Opp's sorry this mind isn't working to good ,.....

This week challenge at Paper Cupcake is hosted by Kathy.....and she has challenge us to make a recipe card....using the following recipe....

  1. Embossing Folder
  2. die cut/ Punch
  3. Ribbon/twine, string
  4. glitter or some sort of sparkles.....
  5. Button

  And Nina May has a new freebie for you to play with.....

 Side View

I've used recollection cardstock, Cricut die cuts....(Happy Haunting) and Black soot distress ink....the button I cut with my cricut and cover it with cardstock and stamp the eyes with a stamp set I got at Wal-Mart...the inside stamps are from the same stamp set.....

I hope you will come and play with us this was a lot of fun to make this card....