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Greetings, I hope all is well and I thank you for taking the time to stop by and view my blog. Hope you are inspired by what you see and enjoy your view. Please leave a comment to let me know you were here. Thanks and be blessed!

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Monday, December 28, 2009


These centerpieces were made for my job's christmas party.  I was asked to make 12 and am proud to say that I got them all done in a matter of five (5) hours!

Supplies used:
3 - 8ft garland
1 - 24" garland to fill in bare spots
4 - mug floral foam rounds
christmas picks (there are 4 per arrangement)
12 - glass votive candles
lots of glue sticks
glue gun
wire cutters
3 3/4" circle rounds (to protect the table and cover the foam on the bottom) I had these left over from a scrapbooking project cut with cricut machine.

The colors I used were red, white, and silver.  Sorry I don't have pictures of the finished table, I forgot my camera!  But picture all the tables with red and white tablecloths, then red, white, and silver ribbon streaming down four corners in spirals and the center piece sitting in the center lit.
The idea is a package all wrapped up!

Hope you can invision my masterpiece for I enjoyed it much.
Thanks for stopping by.


 Some of  the pictures are grainy. I hope you can get the true details and idea from them.  I know it's not paper but I was asked for what I thought was my best project!


We were asked to showcase a favorite project for 2009 on The Stamp Man blog hop. After looong toiling over this I've decided that these will have to do. Same project just different colors oh one has lights! 
The project I chose were angel centerpieces I made as christmas gifts to my son Kaleel's first grade teachers.  He has two! Hope you enjoy them, everyone at the school did and wanted one!!!

Supplies used:  Note:  You will need one for each project:
2 - 10" green wreath    1 - 18" green lighted wreath     1 - 18" party platter
1 - gold charger plate   1 - burgundy charger plate
4 - large gold poinsettias   4 - large burgundy poinsettias
5 - large purple flowers     10 - red and white christmas picks with berries
1 - bunch of gold curly willow     lots of  hot glue sticks and a glue gun(BE CAREFUL)
3 - angels (I think they were 14")    1 - bunch of pearl sprays (I used the long ones and cut them down)
3 - styrofoam bricks cut to fit the insides of the angels base for support and stability.

I will have close  ups in a post below.  Happy New Year everyone!!! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Sorry I have not posted in a very long time.  Looks like christmas came and went. And my gifts are still under the tree unopened! WOW!  I guess they will eventually be opened before the New Year. Everything was going fine until December 18th.  I suffered a very unexpected lost of my bff who was like a sister. I have good days and bad days.  I reflect back on every moment we shared together and remember there were many great days we shared.  I guess that's what makes it so difficult because we can't share them anymore.  I wake up and am tempted to call her but have to catch myself because she won't be answering. I have to remember when I drive by her house that she is no longer there and I can't stop. It is very hard guys because its not like I can reroute, I have no choice but to pass her house, for she was two houses down from me and I passed her to get house.  I am not depressed about the lost as I know if she could still be here she would, but then I think, all the pain she dealt with is no more, being tired all the time, and short of breath all gone, sad to say I find comfort in losing her to have her not suffer from her many afflictions.

So in memory of you, save me a game or two of 5000 over in glory and I'll always remember you and think of you when I go to Country Fisherman (Our favorite place to Eat).  Thank you for everything thoughout my life as I have known you for 33 years! You may be gone but never forgotten. I will always remember you through your "big boy" Kaleel. REST IN PEACE!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


I hope everyone is having a blessed evening and enjoying family and friends. Love you all in blogging world, and may you continue to be creative and supportive of one another. From the Sanders Family!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


This card was done for Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge. All papers are Provo Craft paper passport.  Digi is from coloring-book.info. All coloring is Sharpie, Tweety's shades has papier glass finish by folkart applied to them for a real glass effect. The sax is stickled with gold stickles. The wall behind Tweety got a green color sharp metallics treatment and the bricks on the walk got a silver.  The bow was made with paper passport scrap from the red back panel using Hot Off the Press Claire fold it bows. The gems at the top of the card are by Darice.

Thanks for stopping by and if you feel, leave me a comment so that I know you stopped by. Be Blessed!

I created this card for the Sweet Stop Challenge.  All designer paper is by Provo Craft Paper passport line.  digital image is from coloring-book.info  Season's Greetings sticker is by Sandylion Essentials.  All coloring is Sharpie Ultra Fine markers. Snowman was stickled with diamond stickles. Flower is a prima holiday poinsetta.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Hello fellow bloggers!  I can't believe that I am actually on post # 3 for today! That is a record for me! Go me!  The post is for the Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Challenge.  It is an easy peasy sketch and I had no problem with deciding what I wanted to do for it.  The hard part was picking the one digital stamp I wanted to use!  It is really difficult when you have 10 colored up already!  Anyhoo, I hope you enjoy it and please feel free to leave me a comment, I love to here from you all.
Card Recipe:
Background paper is Provo Craft paper passport collage.  The star was cut at 3" using Christmas Noel cartridge and stickled in silver.  Santa is a digital from coloring-book.info. His beard has been flocked in cotton ball white.  His belt buckle was stickled in silver also.  I colored him using Sharpie ultra fine point markers.  Highlighting was done with Milky Lunar gel roller pen.  The sign was cut with Christmas Noel cartridge at 4".  The white mat is regular cardstock cut on blackout at 4".  The scroll work was stickled in silver and sprigged (is that a word)? with Martha Stewart branch punch using heritage green and basic green cardstock.  Poinsetta is a sticker from Sandylion Essentials.  The journaling was computer generated.  Lastly, the ribbon at the bottom is a strip of you guessed it, Provo Craft paper passport collage paper.


Card recipe: card size 6 1/2"x5" Image is digital, sorry, I forgot by whom but I will post it later! Background paper is Provo Craft.  this picture does not do this paper justice.  It is simply gorgeous!  Everything is flocked.  Bow is from Michael's $1 bin.  Thanks for looking!  Please leave me a comment.


This card was done for the Digital Tuesday challenge.  I love this card and challenge because it has two things I really am into now!  That is Angels and swirls!  Hope you enjoy viewing it and thank you for doing so. If you would, please leave me a comment to let me know what you think.
Card Recipe:
Card size is 6 1/"x5"  
Digital stamp is from coloring-book.info
Background paper: Paper Collage by Provo Craft double sided
Scalloped square: Green Heritage by The Paper Company
Swirls: Home Decor cartridge cut at 2 1/2"
All coloring done with Sharpie ultra fine point markers
Diamond stickles was used on her wings. I love this stuff, I gives sparkle, yet allows the true colors to shine through.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Hi blogging friends!  I created this layout for SOUS challenge #4.  Although the sketch was not a difficult sketch to interpret, still I struggled because I couldn't make up my mind how I wanted to interpret it!  Needless to say, 8 hours later this is what I came up with.  Hope you enjoy viewing it and it inspires you in some way.  Please leave me a comment on what you think.
Page recipe:
background paper: Provincial Fare by Best Occasion
Tag holders:  cut at 5" with Cozy Cabin by Best Occasion
Marquees Mats:  cut at 7", 7 1/4", and 7 1/2" with Neutrals by Recollections
Corner filigree:  cut at 1 1/2" with Best Occasions black and Heritage by The Paper Company
Tags:  Provincial Fare by Best Occasion
Filigree Flower:  cut at 2" regular and on blackout
Word "Birthday Girl":  cut at 3 1/2" regular and on blackout
Cartridges used:  Storybook (filigree, mats, flower, and "birthday girl")
Tags, bags, boxes, and more (tag holders)
Wire:  Bowdabra bow wire

Friday, October 23, 2009


I created this card for the Mojo Sketch 109 challenge.  It is part of my christmas card collection.  This year they will actually get mailed off. 

Card recipe:
6.5" x5" card size Recollection cardstock
Scalloped square cut @ 4" with storybook cartridge
Border is for Rob and Bob Studio by Provo Craft
Stamp is a Digital stamp from coloring-book.info
Ribbon is Christmas Circles by Ribbon Trends
Tag is from K&Co. Christmas Cheer
Sprigs are a Martha Stewart punch
Diamond Stickles
Santa hat was stickled as well as the do's around the scalloped square.
All coloring is Sharpie markers Except the silver streaks in Santa's beard.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Hi ladies, looks like I'm getting into to this challenge thing now!  I made this card for The Pixie Cottage Challenge.  Hope you find it interesting and fun.  I had a blast making it.  I stickled the fairy's wings with the diamond stickles along with the stars on little and sparkle.  The roses got christmas red stickles along with the fairy's shoes. I also stickled her dress filigree in gold.  Each top corner got a gold filigree sticker. Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.  Don't forget to leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Card recipe:  The card size is 61/2" x 5".
                      Background paper is by The Paper Studio Black and White collection
                      The fairy image is a digital stamp from coloring-book.info
                      The filigree heart is cut @ 4" using Storybook cartridge
                      The word "A little Sparkle" was cut @ 2 1/2" using Tinkerbell and Friends cartridge
                      Stickles glitter glue used: Diamond, Gold @ Christmas Red
                      Corner treatments are Miss Elizabeth's guilded vellum stickers
                      Red Roses are from my stash.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I did this layout for stuck on u sketch challenge # 3.  This is my first time entering a blog challenge and I must say I really enjoyed it!  This layout actually changed three times.  Every background just was to busy!  Anywho, I hope you like it.

Recipe for layout:   All cardstock is by Best Occasion (Provincial Fare and Earthtones) collections
The backgroumd is Provincial Fare, The borders were embossed with birds and swirls embossing folder. I don't measure, so I don't know what size they are. The two small birds, flowers, hearts, and swirls were all cut at 2.50" on regular cut then I cut the flowers and heart on shadow cut. I used Home Decor for all cuts except where noted. The large bird was cut at 3" and shadowed.  the word "forever" was cut at 1.50". The swirls were cut at 2".  Sprigs are a Martha Stewart branch punch.  Flowers and hearts are pop dotted for dimension. The white caption for forever is cut with Storybook cartridge at 3.50" (I think, sorry!)

Friday, October 9, 2009


Card recipe:   base is 5.5"x6" blank card
                      background is Provo Craft
                      Pink 3.75" circle cut from Recollections cardstock
                      Black 2" circle cut from Best Occasions cardstock
                      Butterfly cut at 4.75" on shadow and regular from the Indie Art cartridge by Provo Craft
                      Bling is by Recollections


My daughter requested me to make a birthday card for our cousin's birthday and this is the inside.  I left it blank so she may add whatever personal sentiment she liked.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


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My son's girlfriend asked me to make a card for her mom's birthday.  The only specifications were she loves Tweety Bird.  So I came up with this.  I had to make two Tweety Bird cards since my daughter loves Tweety Bird too.  Background is DCWV from the Glittered All dressed up stack. Tweety got glitter glued and the cake has stickles in scattered straw. The image was matted on black cardstock and dimensionals were added for depth.  The corner treatments were cut with storybook cartridge and dimensionals were added as well.

Thanks for viewing my page.


This was a card I made for my friends birthday September 11.  Card size is 6.5"5".  For the background I used collage paper from Provo Craft from the paper passport line.  The scalloped rectangle was cut at 4" using the storybook cartridge.  Paper is from Recollections butterfly wings collection.  Pooh is a digital stamp from coloring-book.info also free.  The image was colored with sharpie markers and heat set so it wouldn't bleed.  The flowers are from Prima 's botanical mix. Pooh's hat as well as the cake have been glitter glued.  The sprigs are a branch punch by Martha Stewart.  I used pearls around the scalloped square as well as, for the flower centers.  The bottom border is the Drippy Goo punch by Martha Stewart found it at Michael's.                                                                                                                   


A close family friend asked me to make this card for my daughter, Ebony's 16th birthday.  It is late thus it is a belated card.  Card size is 6.5"x5".  Cardstock used is DCWV Glittered All dressed up stack in 8x8 sheets. The scallop circles are cut at 4" large one and 2.5" the two smaller ones using Best Occasion cardstock in black from Walmart. The regular circles are cut at 3.75" and 2.25" with pink cardstock from Recollections butterfly wings collection.  The stamp is digital from coloring-book.info.  Yes girls, it is free! I used Sharpie ultra fine point markers to color the image.  To keep the image from bleeding, after printing, I heat set it with my heat gun and again after coloring. Tweety as well as the cake got glitter glue added to them. It was matted on black cardstock and dimensionals were at for depth. The ribbon is Black, White, POP from the celebrate it collection picked up at Michael's.  It was on sale regularly $3.99 got it for $1.00.  I almost forgot about the waves to the left over the two circles cut with the fiskas wavy scissors.
Thanks for viewing my page.


The purse is a perfect size for a gift card. And I chose Bath & Body Works as a gift for her.


I made this purse using the TBBM cricut cartridge. I think it is cut at 5.5". However, I used a12x12 piece of card stock on the fit to page option. Sorry, I don't remember what line the paper is from. I also used the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and punched out butterflies from the scraps of paper left over from the purse. I used a flower brad and regular brad from the Paper Studio line. The handle is made with ribbon picked up at Michael's.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Award # 2

This award was given to me by Nanne's Creations. She is one truly gifted lady. I have not seen one page on her blog that didn't leave me in awe. Just fabulous is the word for her work. Check her out guys you will love it.
Thanks Nanne!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


My first reward! What an honor! I was graced with this award by Nanne' over at Nanne's Creations. Check out her work, she is a super crafter! And you won't be intimidated because she gives great details in her descriptions. So please visit her.
Thanks Nanne'

Friday, August 7, 2009


I made this card for my daughter's 16th birthday coming up on the 16th of this month. Card is 6.5x4.5" cardstock is provo craft super slab 9. I stamped celebrate with a Studio G stamp on a cardstock sticker from the super slab 9 pack. I tied a ribbon from Michael's at the top and finished off the inside which is person and for her eyes only, SORRY guys! There is a matching purse which holds a gift card from Bath & Body Works also a matching gift box. Those pictures are coming tomorrow.
Thanks for loking and be blessed!


The same supplies were used as mischief page. Thaks for looking!


I must be out of the blah stage because I created three scrapbook layouts today! Yea for me! This layout was created using Provo craft super slab 9 for the background and sunburn double-sided paper to mat photos. The flourish was cut from sunburn paper in light green, the word "mischief" was cut with best occasions black cardstock using storybook of course, at "M"-4" and all others at 1 1/2". I embellished with prima botanical mix and prima fancy stix flowers from the Nursery Tales collection.

Thanks for looking and be blessed! Feel free to post a comment.


Hi everyone, I'm finally back again! Sorry about the delay as I had to replace a laptop, wireless, card, and digital camera, because someone less fortunate than me decided to steal them. I prayed it through, and the Lord knows best! He blessed me with better than what I had! The only thing I have not replaced was the digital camera. It's in the plans. So bear with me! All my layouts will be photographed with my cell phone and uploaded. Keep me in your prayers, and I will keep you in mine. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thank you so much for stopping by, be blessed!

I almost forgot about the layout! Sorry!!! I used Provo craft super slab 9 for the background. The swirls were cut using storybook at 3". Center of attention was cut with Tinkerbell and Friends at 4 3/4". I used prima flowers from the botanical mix collection as a simple embellishment on the swirls. Photo is matted on DCWV mat stacks in pink. The journal tag was cut with storybook. I love storybook!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Lytana!

I created this card for a dear friend for her 38th Birthday. It wasn't something she expected as I had never created a card for her before. I must say she was speechless! I struggled with this one because I am so use to using flowers only for my birthday cards but to drag a mouse in, what was I thnking?! Anywho! card is 6.50" x5" , I cut a 4" square and embossed it with the swiss dots folder from cuttlebug. I used a cotton ball dabbed with violet pigment ink and swiped across the square to make the dots pop. The scallop was cut using Storybook cartridge at 4.75". It is the flower shadow also highlighted the scallop edges. Stamp is House Mouse soothing bath. Colored with Sharpie and Bic ultra fine markers. Flowers are from making memories and gems are by Darice. the branches are punched using a Martha Stewart branch punch. The paper is Sunburn doublesided paper stack picked up at Sam's Club. The branches were an unexpected find as the paper was a check pattern in greens only. I love the variations in the color.

Best wishes card

I made this card for my niece who got married on July 11, 2009. Her colors were eggplant, light pink, and silver. I made this card before I saw the actual colors and I was impressed that I came up with almost an exact match! Card size is 6.5" x 5" The background as well as the forground paper is by Paper Passport paper collage scraps by Provocraft. The scalloped oval is cut from Home Decor frame. I simply rotated it. The paper is DCWV glitter stack in pink. Blck oval cut at 3.25" and white oval cut at 3". Stamped image is from Autumn Leaves wedding set. I used psychedelic transparent embossing powder on the dress, colored the bouquet violet along with the flower in the bride's hair. And I was done. I was very happy with how it turned out. Share what you think and thanks for looking!

Beautiful & Handsome

These two pages will be dedicated to the bride and groom. The words beautiful and handsome were cute with Storybook cartridge at 1". Glitter glue in silver was added to the letters. The circles and ovals were cut with Plantin Schoolbook at 3.50" of course cardstock is #120 bright white. The flowers are vellum from the Paper Studio. I layered the flowers and inserted brads also from the Paper Studio. I look forward to your comments and thanks for Looking.

The dress 2

I forgot about the silver pearls in the center of the flowers! And all labels are computer written and edged with a silver metallic marker by Pearlescent Painters. Thanks for looking!

The dress

This is the layout dedicated to just the dress! The paper is by the Paper Studio, scallop circle was cut with storybook cartridge using the flower 1 shadow paper used was silver metallic by Best Occasions metallics stack, the oval background that the sticker dress sits on is black card stack from The Paper Company picked up at Michaels cut at 3.25" from Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. The flower border was made from paper casts and tinted with violet and peony pigment ink from Colorbox the Paintbox collection. The leaves were tinted with fresh green also from this collection. The sticker dress is by the Paper Studio wedding series, I added rhinestones to the bottom of the dress for added bling.

Wedding album pages for my niece

As part of their wedding gift, I thought it to be wonderful for me to create a wedding album for my niece. The album is 8 x8 and cardstock is from the Paper Studio 8x8 black & white stack. The swirls were cut with cricut expession from the Home Decor cartridge at 1.50", the paper used is by Best occasions metallic paper pack in purple picked up at Walmart. The rhinestones are from Recollections picked up at Michaels. Labels were cut from #120 cardstock from Office Depot using Home Decor at 2.75". The circles and ovals were both cut from Plantin Schoolbook at 3.50". The sticker is from the Paper Studio wedding series. I choose black & white because her colors were eggplant, light pink, and silver. I will be posting pictures from the wedding later. I look forward to your comments and thanks for looking!