Hello and welcome everyone!

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!

P.S. All pictures can be clicked on for a larger view.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Happy birthday to me and happy New Year to everyone else! Wishing you all a very prosperous year and blessings abundantly.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


This is a project my daughter and I worked on for a class grade. They were also raising money for breast cancer awareness. She had to use a pumpkin and it had to relate to her research paper dealing with knighthood.

It was set up whereas each project is rated by their peers by donating to the collection box and the person or group with the most donations wins. All proceeds were being donated to breast cancer research.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Hi everyone! Second post for today!  This time I am here with two twist top boxes I made to hold gifts for to very special friends birthdays in August.  This idea was the idea of non other than the fabulous Becca Feekan from Amazing Paper Grace. Thanks so much Becca. I will surely be making more of these!

Supplies used:
  • 12x12 Purple and Black metallic paper by Best Occasions
  • MS double loops border punch
  • Prima flowers
  • MS branch punch
  • Silver classic photo corners by Paper Studio
  • Black/white stripe ribbon by Paper Studio
  • Pink ribbon by Offray
  • Paper piercing design is from Fred She Said
  • Staple
  • Acetate
If you are interested in how to make these boxes, you can find a great tutorial on youtube by Becca. Just key in Becca Stamps in the search box as her videos will pop up.

I hope you like them and have a blessed day!


This was a centerpiece that I did for a co-worker's daughters wedding.  I got the idea from youtube from Robbin of Crazed Crafter.  The two layers are paper mache' boxes picked up from Hobby Lobby.  I used paper studio open stock cardstock in creme to cover the boxes. Flowers were cut using the cricut cartridge Plantain Schoolbook.  I used 65# Wasau bright white cardstock from Office Depot and dyed them  with broken china distressed ink by Tim Holtz. The flowers on top were also dipped in UTEE for a glass finish. The swirls were cut using the Home Accents cartridge.  I also used Prima Nursey Rhymes flowers, stemens from Hobby Lobby, bridal pearls from Michael's, white tulle from Michael's, Pearl spray from HL, alot of hot glue, cardboard for base, and silver metallic paper by Best Occasions. 

Hope you like it, if you have questions, just email me at marysanders123@yahoo.com or post a comment and I will gladly try to answer your questions.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Hi everyone, I am making a post today for the Some Odd Girl challenge. You are to use at least 5 elements from the list: And challenge #6 for ribbon and rub-ons.

stitching (real or faux)                  oval                              green ( a little or alot)
orange ( a little or alot)                 diecuts                        inked edges
masking or paper piecing               distressing                 ribbon 
embossing                                                                           lace

If you are paying attention, the first letter of each item spells "some odd girl"! I really tried to use them all but I've never done masking or paper piecing so I avoided those items! However, I was successful with incorporating everything else.  I hope you enjoy the card as this is my first easel card! I really like how it turned out. 

Recollections cardstock                     diecuts - cricut storybook cartridge, making memories
DCWV The butterflies stack              distressing- Tim Holtz peeled paint distress ink and scissors           
Stickles                                                 butterfly - Making Memories
MS border punch                                  rub-ons -by Royal & Langnickel (Fairy ABC's)
lace (Hobby Lobby)
ribbon (Michael's)

I really had alot of fun with this challenge as it made me think outside the box. I first started with a sketch but somewhere that went out the window, lol.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


Good morning everyone, This is my first post since May. Sorry for the lapse.  However, I have been creating just not posting about it.  I have a project that I am posting today for JUGS (Just Us Girls Sketch).  The theme is a wedding card.  I was asked to create one for a bride back in June and this is what I came up with. Never posted the pictures on my blog though.  I love the way it turned out as the brides colors were my colors so I was able to really pour myself into this one. It just kept growing as a result.

Card recipe is as follows:
All cardstock is Recollections. I have used the argyle cuttlebug folder as well as swiss dots folders. The punch is lattice heart by Martha Stewart. ribbon is red color by Offray. There are Prima flowers and two tiny pearls from my stash.  The inside is finished with a little paper piercing and a sweet sentiment.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Good morning, afternoon, or evening all, I'm popping in to wish the mother's a Happy Mother's Day! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful day and being spoiled by the one's who made us mothers!

Be blessed!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Hi all, just popping in a quick post as I just found out that I made top three over at Busy Beauties Creation Station. This is a real honor for me as this is my very first award for participating in any challenge.  Thanks ladies and I look forward to playing along this week with you guys. If you are familiar with The Busy Beauties, then you know they carry some wonderful digitals.  Stop by and show them some love.

Have a great day!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Hi everyone, I'm doing a quick post tonight for a couple of challenges.  I think I'm getting better at this when it comes to combining different challenges.  I used the sketch from Tales from Pollycraft Challenge.

The details of the card are as follows:
Cardstock: Recollections
Digital: Cute Daisy May
Markers: Sharpie
Buttons: Recollections
Flowers: Prima & Recollections
Spray: Hobby Lobby
Cuttlebug Folder: Textile

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Tales of Pollycraft Challenge - challenge #40 Sketch

Digital Tuesday Challenge - challenge #55 April flowers or April showers

Raise the Bar - challenge #15 show your favorite color in different hues, may pair with neutrals.

Sew Many Challenges - week #12 Anything Goes

OCCC (Our Creative Corner Challenge) - Blossoms & flowers

SOG (Some Odd Girl) - challenge #2 no pattern paper

I think that's all I qualify for today!  Thanks for looking.


Saturday, April 24, 2010


Hi everyone, I have a card I would like to share today. The sketch I used is from The Pixie Cottage challenge # 15.  I have used a digital from Busy Beauties Boutique (BBB).  Cardstock is by Recollections and background paper is from Deja Views the Sharon Ann little ones collection. All coloring is sharpie markers and chalking from inkadinkado. Fairy's wings and dress was stickled with lime green stickles and baby blue stickles for the water droplets off the flower.  The fence is a MS border punch.  Sentiment is a Sandylion Essentials sticker.

This is the inside of the card. The sticker is also a part of the sentiment on the front.

 It is for several challenges. I finally did one that qualifies for more than one challenge at a time!  

I am entering this card into:

Busy Beauties Creatiion Station - Go green with a twist. I recycled the rectangle behind the world's best mom sticker.  Now it looks like a focal point for the saying.
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #15 - using the sketch and Mother's Day or Special Lady theme.

Digital Tuesday Challenge #55 - April flowers or April showers

Cricut Cards Challenge - color challenge for a Mother's Day card  using the colors pink, green, & white.

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This is the sketch for Sweet Stop Sketches.  It is a sketch with a spin. You must use the sketch plus buttons and bows.

Here is my card using the sketch with a spin. 
Digi is from Busy Beauties Boutique, she is colored with Sharpie markers and inkadinkado chalks.  My buttons are handmade, using a MS heart punch and UTEE. Cardstock is Recollections and background is Provo Craft. It came embossed already.  The flower bouquet is from Sandylion Essentials stickers. My angel's wings got treated with diamond stickles and the hearts and her lips got Papier glass finish in clear by Folkart.  Sorry about the lighting, but my colors are lilac and blue.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Hi all,
 Me again, and I'm entering another challenge. This time I'm enter the Pollycraft challenge. It is a color challenge this week. The colors are pink, brown, and your choice of green or yellow. I choose green. Somehow, I have become a victim of the colors pink and green.

Digi is from Beasy Beauties Boutique, Strawberry Lolita.  I colored her with sharpie markers and chalks by inkadinkado. I used a Pentel Milky gel roller in her hair for highlights.  I used diamond stickles to make her smile sparkle.  Sentiment is from inkadinkado, ribbon from Michael's, background is DCWV the glitter sweet matstack. Cardstock is Recollections, and Miss Lolita is pop dotted.

Thanks for looking,


Good evening all,
I'm enter this card in the Pixie Cottage challenge this week. It is a sketch and the use of buttons.

Supplies used: Recollections black cardstock, DCWV Le Cre'me matstack in 4.5" x 6.5" size. Just the perfect size for my cardmaking. This is flocked by the way!  The image of the bird bath is pop dotted and so is the sentiment.  The stamp is by inkadinkado. Pearls are by Recollections, buttons from my stash, EK Success Fleur De lis border punch, and lastly, I used a inkadinkado stamp for the sentiment which is done with gold perfect pearls.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Last post for today! This card was made last night with the corset cards so in all I did a total of (5) cards last night/morning!  I added morning since it was 6:00am when I left my studio for bed. Of course I had lost track of time or my mind!LOL!  Anyway, Cardstock is Recollections, background paper is DCWV the blossoms & butterflies stack. Beautiful stuff! IRL it, digi is cute daisy may. Sad she discontinued her challenge blog hope she keeps the store open though. I love cute daisy may!  Scallop is cuttled with d'vine swirls. No other embellishs needed, I let the paper do its thing!! Oh markers used are sharpie and the sky was chalked. Umbrella's trim was stickled in lime green along with the trim on her dress. Flowers in basket were stickled in diamond.
Thanks for looking and be blessed.


I didn't do anything complicated as my husband is a simple man. I used the beautiful matstack from DCWV Le'Creme collection, ribbon from M's it is black and gold perfert for the background which is black and cream oh did I mentioned flocked!  Happy Birthday is cut with cricut sweet treats cart.

Thanks for looking and be blessed!


Ok, no I didn't just do this card today, it was finished before Easter, I just didn't post it. I had technical difficulties last Sunday trying to post as a result nothing made it to my blog! Plus I couldn't wish my wonderful husband Happy Birthday. So I'll do that now, HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUNNY!

This is a Stampabilities stamp titled Resurrection Cross and the script is also. It reads, "You are Inscribed on the palm of his hand..." Isaiah 49:16.
Coloring is Sharpie markers and distressing inks in Walnut Stain. I did the shawl in purple and the barbed crown in gold. How fitting for a Prince.  I think the distressing looks alot like clouds covering the
Earth when Jesus died. What you think? That was a happy find. I wasn't going for that look but glad it happened like so.

Thanks for looking and be blessed!
Good afternoon everyone! I have just been creating away. I need to be enter some of those challenges I follow Huh!  I made this card for a friends birthday, but the changed my mind and made her another one instead.  I think it was more to use my  new Martha Steward floral vine punch. Thing is, I went with a totally different color scheme on the other card. Of course I had to try some new gadget on that one too!

Anywho, cardstock recollections, background is Paper Studio, digi is Precious Moments, flowers are Recollections scrunched for dimension and leaves underneath cut using cricut storybook cartridge.

As always, Thanks for stopping by and be blessed!


This card is a 4.75" x 6.75" using Recollections cardstock for base of card. Background paper is DCWV Le Cre'me matstack in 4.50" x 6.50". Perfect size for my cards!  The paper is so pretty, I didn't use any embellishments. The flowers are flocked! My corset is cut at 4" using the sweethearts cart. I cuttlebugged with D'vine Swirls, pink rhinestones from Recollections were used for buttons.

This card has the same dimensions as the one above and the same papers were used. This background is totally fuzzy!!! IRL! The corset was begging for some flocking too, so I gave it some. The colors are actually red.black, and cream but for some reason they are showing pink. The buttons are Pearl stickers from of course, Recollections.

Final corset card! Background paper is from The Paper Studio Black & White collection, all other is Recollections.  Corset got a simple sheer lace ribbon treatment. OH this drive me mad!!LOL! Image glueing the back the coming up with the ribbon idea, glad it came to me before I stuck it down!  The bottom border is a MS lace heart punch.

Thanks for stopping by and be blessed!


I created this card for the challenge over at My Pink Stamper Challenge. You were to create something using the colors pink (of course), green, and black.
Close up of the corset which I cut at 4" then cuttlebugged with the swiss dots folder. I used Recollections hot pink rhinestones for buttons, hot pink offray ribbon from Michael's, and a Recollections shamrock for the center of the bow. Border is a MS doily lace trim punch and Recollections Pearl sticker for the centers of the flowers. All papers are Recollections card stock, cricut cartridge used is sweethearts, the pink and black flowers are from Recollections also and the title is rubons from K and Company.
Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I followed a sketch for the card but can't remember which one guys.  So sorry!  Again, I used a MS punch around the page border punch, hearts, crown, as well as, sentiment are rub-ons.  The fairy is digital from coloring-book.info.
Thanks for stopping by,


This is the outside of the card. Bottom border is MS floral lace punch.  The butterfly bodies were stickled in lime green. Papers are recollections card stock and DCWV.

This is the inside of the card. The sentiment didn't photo well but it says, "Sweet Birthday Wishes" and is an inkadinkado stamp.


This envelop was made for the birthday card I made for my friend Linda's birthday which is April 4th!!! Happy Birthday Big Sister!  Swirls are an inkadinkado stamp, sentiment is Studio G, butterflies are spellbinders and border is Martha Stewart garden trellis.  I think I use this punch for almost all my cards. I love it!!! Excellent buy I must say!


This is the last tp mini for today, I promise! All this would be great in a video but I haven't a clue as to how all that works! LOL guess I have to get that teenager to show me. The inside pages are really beautiful. I will show those later.


This is the front cover of the second tp mini. As you can see I did my binding this time with my new BIA. I think we will become great friends, the BIA and I that is!!! Oh and this mini is packed with goodies! Just for me!!!


This is my second tp mini. I see what they mean when they say that they are addicting! I improved on this one. It got a little more fancier than the first.
This is my first ever TP mini album! Not bad if I may say so myself! Rub-on saying says,"Bona fide queen of Bling!" And there is a lot of bling!!! I made the roses. That was a first attempt also! I like!!! The silver charm is a crown since no queen can be without one.


Hi blogging friends,

Fisrt, I would like to say happy Saturday! Secondly, sorry I have not posted in a ver---y long--- time.  December to be exact!  But, that doesn't mean I haven't been crafting.  Matter of factly, I will be posting a multitude of projects today.  I've privately participated in challenges and blog hopped daily, I just didn't post to my blog.
Since spring is a time of new beginnings, now is as good as any to post.  I hope I don't overwhelm you with the many posts today.  To make the posts shorter, I will eliminate the supply lists and only note where I have gotten inspiration.  I follow many talented bloggers and they deserve credit for their talents, so I will honor that and respect it.

Be blessed,

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.