Sunday, December 25, 2011


I want to wish everyone a safe and blessed Merry Christmas. Remember Jesus is the reason for the season.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A few more pages.

It's been a long ten days since I posted last so I wanted to post a few more pages of my Fall mini.  I finally completed all of the pages but haven't taken pictures yet. 

My DH has been in the hospital for the last 8 days and we still have a couple more to go.  He is supposed to get out on Fri. and hopefully he will.  His surgery went well but he has had some sever swelling on his left leg. 

Well on to the mini.
This is page 4.  It has the pull up photo mat from page 3.  It also has a double slider and a tag behind an acetate circle above the sunflower. 
The pull-up photo mat.

The double slider and the pull out mat for a photo and journaling.  The sunflower is made with the Bo Bunny Forever Fall paper and McGill punches, the flourishes behind the flower are Kaiser Craft wooden flourishes, the double slider is hidden behind a chipboard piece from the collection.

Page 5.
This is a pocket page with tickets inside a small box behind the noteworthy tag from the collection.
The tickets are made with Memory Box Stamps and Dies. Love these!
The back side of each Index Card and Blank Ticket are covered with paper from the Bo Bunny collection.  The stamped side has been inked with TH Distress inks, Broken China, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick; then sprayed with Glimmer Mists, Gold and Dragonfly (love this color).  The pocket to hold the cards is made from cardstock and is 1/8 " deep.

Page 6.

This page has a pop-up box that is held shut with the TH clip at the top.  The clip is painted green with a touch of brown and the leaves are glued on with a hot glue gun.  The leaves on the sides of the box are TH Tattered Leaves embossed with the TH Cracked Texture folder, inked with Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Fired Brick, then sprayed with Olive Vine, Peach Delight and Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mists. 
This shows the box open, there are three photo mats with leaves attached and the backs have journaling lines on them.  The element on the front is a layered chipboard piece from the collection.

Well, I am going to wish everyone a safe and
as I probably will not get another post done before Christmas.
Peace and Hugs,

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I'm baaaack for a short post

Well as usual things have been crazy around here.  We are in the last days before my husband goes to have both knees replaced.  He goes in on Tuesday for the surgery, so this last week has been getting everything ready for that.  Doctors appointments, hospital pre-op, lab work, x-rays, etc.  Tomorrow we go to the doctor for a final visit before the surgery.

In between getting him ready for surgery and the house ready for after surgery,  I have been working on a mini album using the Bo Bunny Forever Fall collection of papers and embellishments.  I am posting some of the pages tonight and will try to post some later this week.  I hope to be home some while he is in the hospital (3-5 days) but will have to wait and see.  I have two pages in this album that are not complete, I ordered a stamp to finish a tag and I need to make one more small sunflower for the back cover.

This is the front cover.  The sunflowers are made with McGill flower punches, the leaves are from Michaels, the peacock feather is a real feather, there is a tag behind the photo mat for more photos and journaling. The pumpkin border is an EK Success punch, the letters are some from my stash and the glitter is some I mixed from several colors trying to get something close to the feather color.

This is page 2.  The leaves, wheat, acorns and branches are from the TH Autumn Gathering Sizzlits die.  The sunflower and dragonflies are the stamps from the Forever Fall collection. The sunflower is colored with watercolor pencils, then I used Glimmer Mist in Sun Sisters and Gold on it.  The dragonflies are stamped with Versamark then embossed with Ranger Antiquities embossing powder.  The photo mats are embossed with the Cuttlebug Pumpkin Patch folder then colored with Wild Honey and Peeled Paint distress inks.

This is page 3.  This page has a pull-up photo mat and a waterfall pull for 3 pictures and journaling.
The pull-up photo mat is done on SU Chocolate Chip cardstock using  a Crafter's Workshop template Maple Leaves and sprayed with Gold Glimmer Mist.  The leaf is a Petaloo Color Me Leaf sprayed with Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist and a brad from the Bo Bunny collection added.

The stamp by the pumpkin "So Thankful for You" is an Inkadinkado stamp from Thankful for Everything. The stamps on the waterfall are TPC stamps from the Falling Leaves set.  The two dragonflies on the page are colored with Versamark pen then Perfect Pearls Bronze and Blue Patina added.  All of the cardstock in this mini is from SU, turquoise, chocolate chip, pumpkin pie and kraft.

The pumpkin album is from Life on the {Scrap} beach .  I did all of the album according to Katherine's UStream videos.

Well, I think I will call it a night.  I hope everyone has had a good weekend and has a great week ahead.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Not a very good blogger!

Well, I haven't been a very good blogger lately but it seems like life just keeps getting in the way. There has been so much going on and with the holidays here I feel like I am being pulled a million different directions.

My BFF lost her uncle Tues. I spent most of the day with her and today I had a dental appointment that has left me feeling terrible. Tomorrow I will be cooking cornbread so Sat. I can make dressing and bake a turkey for the CARS Club Christmas dinner.

Next week I will be going with my DH to get all of the pre-op and paper work done for his bi-lateral knee replacement on 12/13. He has to have a couple units of blood drawn in case he needs it during the surgery, x-rays, ekgs, etc.  Then he will be in the hospital 3-5 days after the surgery (this is something I am not looking forward to).

I am hoping I will get some images colored while he is in the hospital and I am sitting up there with him.  I have been working on a Fall album that is coming together well but I am still waiting on delivery of some of the products I need to complete it.

For now the only thing I have to post is a Halloween album I made.  This is a paper bag album made using Laura Denison's paper bag Halloween album as the inspiration. I found this on You Tube.

The front cover. I used a Tim Holtz apothecary jar with an SU label from the Halloween collection in the holiday mini. This Halloween collection and SU cardstock are used throughout the album. The cover is canvas from Walmart painted with acrylic paints (black, green and copper), the skeleton, gray netting, mouse, spider and beads on the TH d-ring through the spine are all from the Dollar Tree. The ribbons I used on the d-ring are ribbons from my stash, the Happy Halloween letters on the front are also from my stash. The chain is from Walmart, it was silver colored but I used Ranger alcohol inks to color it a copper and black color. The closure is a TH Hitch Post and jump ring.

This is the inside front cover. I made a grunge rose from SU black cardstock and I used the gray netting to cover where it is attached to the chipboard. The stamp is a digital from SU it goes with the paper collection. I added Stardust Stickles to the flourishes on each end.
This is the first page made with a paperbag, each page has a tag in the bag that can be used as photo mats or for journaling or both using both sides.

This is another digital stamp from the collection. I printed this on naturals cardstock and inked the edges.
This shows how the bottoms of the bags can be used for pockets.

This page shows how I used some of the creatures from the dollar store on the pages. I had to wire these on, the plastic would not stay glued down not even with Glossy Accents.

This is the last picture I am posting for the night. I will have some more of the album posted later.
I really enjoyed making this, so there will probably be more albums similar to this one in the future with some Copic colored images incorporated into the projects.

Have a wonderful rest of the week and a great weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I finally finished one of the projects I have been working on.  I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss -Sketch
Magnolia Stamp Lovers -Christmas Challenge
Magnolia-licious Highlights -Christmas
Papertake Weekly -First Christmas

The card is made using a Magnolia stamp "Tilda Hanging Ornaments", the image is stamped on Neenah Solar Crest White cardstock and colored with Copic Markers.  The card is double sided cardstock from  SEI "Oh, Glitzmas Tree" I have used both sides. The ribbon is SU red grosgrain, the green cardstock and buttons are from my stash, the doily is a Wilton doily.  All edges are inked with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The punch is MS Eyelet Lace. I embossed Merry Christmas with SU Detail Silver embossing powder using Versamark ink, since the paper had silver packages on it.

Tilda is colored with Copics: skin E000, E00, E11, R20; hair E29, E31, E33; clothes R22, R24, R27, R29, C00, C1; socks G40 and colorless blender; ornaments C00, C1, C3, R81, R83. I also used Spica gold, garnet, silver, clear and melon on the ornaments. The lace on Tilda was colored with C0, C1 then I added Stardust Stickles over the top.

I love this image and the way the card came out.
Hope everyone has a great rest of the week and weekend.

I have another class scheduled on Nov. 17 (next Thur.) in Lubbock, TX at Scrappin Hearts if anyone is interested in learning to use Copic markers. The card we will be making is on the top left of the blog. This is the Edwin as Santa's Little Helper.

Mid November Already??

Well it's been a while since I posted and wanted to let everyone know that I am alive and well. Just had out of town visitors and cars in the shop, etc. I guess life has just got in the way. I am working on a couple of cards and hope to get them posted today or tomorrow.

Hope everyone is having a great week.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Well, I am just getting this posted on Halloween.  I almost finished this today  (I still need to add some journaling lines on the tags) but I wanted to get it posted. This is a mini made out of toilet tissue rolls.  This is something I have been wanting to try and decided Halloween would be a good holiday for this. 

The paper for this album is the Studio G Halloween line from Walmart, I also used a set of chipboard stickers and brads from the same line.  The 3-d stickers are a set I picked up at Walmart also.  The cardstock and ribbons are from my stash.  I also used some MS punches, Spiderweb punch around the page and Scary fence, WRMK corner chompers Stub/Deco and Cloud/Scallop.  I also used the TH Tattered Florals die, a small spider and bat punch from EK Success, I think.  The bling is Studio G that is colored with Copic markers to match each page.  I used 1" binder rings for holding the album together.

This is the front cover, it's chipboard covered with paper, inked with TH Old Paper Distress Ink and then I added a sticker.  All pages and tags are inked with Old Paper or Frayed Burlap Distress Inks.

 This is the inside cover and page 1 with tag.

Pages 2 and 3 with tag.

 Pages 4 and 5 with tag.

 Pages 6 and 7 with tag.

 Pages 8 and 9 with tag.

 Pages 10 and 11 with tag.

Pages 12 and 13 with tag.

 Pages 14 and 15 with tag.

 Page 16 and inside back cover.

I added Stardust Stickles to the spiderwebs on the back cover.

I will have another Halloween mini album to post soon, I have to upload and edit all of the pictures first.

My class in Lubbock, TX was a very good class.  I only had 4 students so each one got a lot of individualized attention and the next one is scheduled for Nov. 17.  We will be working on reds this time.  If anyone is interested in attending, please contact me and I will provide the details.

Hope everyone has a great week!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The weekend

It's been a while so I thought I would let everyone know what I have been up to. I got back from Sacramento on Wed. 10/20 around 11:00 pm (what an awesome class with Debbie Olson).  On Thursday I had to catch up on laundry and try to get some things done in town (when I go to town it usually turns into an all day thing) plus I needed to cook something to take for the weekend.  Friday I had to get packed for the weekend crop at Black River. I really love going to Black River, it is a weekend crop where you stay in dormitories, you can crop as late as you want or get up as early as you want, you don't need to put things away for the night, you can crop in pjs, really just whatever you want to do. The atmosphere is very relaxed, no challenges, no pressure just a very fun and usually educational weekend (also very chatty you get to visit with people you only see twice a year).

On Monday it was back to reality, get bills paid, finish the laundry, go buy groceries, etc., etc. Then the rest of this week I have been getting everything ready to take to Lubbock for my Copic class. I have been stamping images, deciding which Copics to take (this is not an easy task for me), packing again (almost like for a crop). 

Today I will be helping my husband get ready to take a trip on the trike with his oldest daughter (the one we brought back from CA).  Fri. morning they are going over to Deming to see the middle daughter and her children.  Plus we are taking the '47 Chevy in to have the front suspension replaced, it has the original suspension now and we are updating to a newer one.  The car is coming along very slowly but we are making progress

I will be posting the pictures of what I worked on at Black River as soon as I find the camera and can get the images downloaded from the card.

Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week and weekend.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Copic Intermediate Certification

We left Sacramento this morning.  What a lot of traffic but in my opinion so worth it for the Copic Intermediate Certification.  The class with Debbie Olson was awesome, she is one amazing lady and instructor.  The class was smaller than the Standard Certification class I took.  It was just the right size for some individual attention.  I can't wait to get back home and use some of the techniques we learned. This is an amazing class for more in-depth use of Copic markers for the artistic side.  It was well worth all of the traffic and the 3,000 mile round trip to take it.

We will be home sometime Wed., so I will be able to go to Black River for the weekend crop.  I have most everything packed and ready to go, just need to make something to take to share for Sat. lunch.

I hope your week is going well. See you again soon.
Hugs, Delo

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Columbus Day!!!

I don't have any new projects to post today. However it's been almost a week since I posted and didn't want to wait until I get back the middle of next week.

This has been a crazy two weeks. First I have a ferret that had some mass cell tumors removed week before last, I had to take him in to have the sutures removed on Tues. I also had to take the Yorkie to be groomed so I loaded both of them in the car at the same time (big mistake since they do not get along, both are males). I don't know which one was the noisiest but I sure was glad to drop the Yorkie at the groomers. I got the ferret to the vet's got the sutures removed and started home when the groomer called to say Willie was ready to be picked up, so I turned around and went back to town to get Willie. I had a repeat performance with the two of them on the way home. On Wed. I took Willie back to the vet's, he has been having seizures and the Dr. wanted to do blood work so I spent most of the day in town (got nothing done at home).  He is now taking phenobarbital and will be for the rest of his life.

In the mean time my hubby is having problems with his pickup and I am running into town to pick him up or take him to pick up the truck. This has been going on all week too. Along with trying to get everything ready to go to CA for the Intermediate Copic Certification on Sunday 10/16 ( I am so excited), then we are going to Stockton (50 miles from Sacramento) to get one of our daughters to come visit for a while. As soon as I get home from CA, I have a weekend crop at Black River to go to, so I am trying to get everything ready for that. I had to order some of the things I need for my projects and a lot of that will come in on Tues. or sometime after we leave on Thur.  We will be back on Wed. of next week so, this will be a fast and furious trip but this certification is the most convenient for me.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Columbus Day!
See you next week.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy October!!!

I love the month of October, it's the sputtering start of fall here, we have cool mornings (usually high 50's or low 60's) then the afternoons are still reaching in the mid to high 90's so that doesn't feel too much like fall. Then there is Halloween to look forward to, Halloween has always been my favorite holiday since, on this one day, you can be anybody or anything you want to be and it's okay.

I have an new card today I am entering this in the following challenge:

Totally Gorjuss -Sketch

The image is one of Kenny K's Steampunk girls, Briana Blaster, she is digital and printed on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The card is made using a K&Co. collection, LIfe's Journey. I have used both sides of the printed cardstock for this. I love the printing on the paper under the image it reads "Friends of Soldiers" just below the pearl swirl.

This is a picture of the Copics I used on this image. There are a lot of them. I also used several Spicas on her, Silver, Turquoise and Sand. I also used Glossy Accents on her goggles, pistol grip and the tank.

I love these Steampunk images, they work so well with a lot of the Tim Holtz products. I hand cut the oval and inked the edge with TH Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, the edges of the other papers have been distressed and inked with Old Paper Distress Ink. The Inspire tag is TH, the twine is from my stash. The pearls are Kaisercraft and have been colored with Copic BG13.

I hope everyone is enjoying the day and has a great rest of the weekend!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Well, I seem to have my holidays out of order. Yesterday was Christmas today is Halloween, this seems sort of like my life, all jumbled up and out of order.

As you read this I should be on the way to Roswell to the Harley shop. We are having the lock on the trunk of the trike repaired. So I hope this posts correctly.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

This is a digital image, Gossmere, from Tiddly Inks (love the images they have), it is printed on Copic X-Press it cardstock and colored with Copic markers.
The card base and patterned paper is from my stash. The ribbon is Studio G, the bling is Studio G, the flowers are Prima Lilliput roses, the rose leaves are punched with a MS punch and the bottom of the patterned paper is punched with the MS Drippy Goo punch. Gossmere is cut out with a Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle. The edges of all of the papers have been inked with Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress ink.

 I colored Gossmere with Copics. Skin E000, E00, E11; hair C9, C7, C5, C3, colorless blender; clothes V0000, V01, V12, V15, V17, YG23, YG 21; wand E33, E31, E81.

I used Crystal Accents on the skulls, I colored the bling with YG23 and added Tiara Stickles on her tiara. I colored the design on the ribbon with Y12 and YG23.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Christmas is just around the corner!

Hello everyone!! I know it has been a few days (almost a week) since I posted last but what a crazy hectic week. 

I finally finished another card and wanted to get it posted before the challenges change again. Hopefully I will have some more finished and ready to post tomorrow or the next day.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Christmas Card
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Black and white with a pop of color
PaperPlay Challenge - White + One

The image is by Kenny K, Mistletoe.  She is printed on Copic X-Press-it cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  The card base is a green cardstock from my stash.The Merry Christmas in the back is an Alterations folder, I inked the folder with Cat Eye Chalk ink Deep Green, then used Stardust Stickles on the wording.

Mistletoe is colored with Copics. Skin E000, E00, E01, E21, R20, E04; hair C9, C7, C5, C3; clothes, hat and boots C00, C00, C1, C3, G0000, G05; holly G05, G09, R22, R24, R29.  I used Stardust Stickles on the fur trim on Mistletoe's clothes, hat and boots. I used Silver Spica on the belt buckles and Crystal Accents on the boots. Her eyes are G05, G09.

Well I hope everyone has a great rest of the day!! See you tomorrow, hopefully.

Friday, September 23, 2011

This makes two in a row

I finished another card and wanted to post it. I hope to keep posting at least every other day now.  I should be at home for a while before we are off and running again (to Sacramento, CA for the Intermediate Certification Class WooHoo!!).   Plus I need to be home with my male ferret, he had surgery yesterday to remove some growths.  We won't know what they are until the middle of next week but the poor little guy has stitches on his head, his shoulders and one hip.  He looks really bad right now.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Sketch N Stash -Free Choice Sketch Sketch #5

This is a Magnolia image Santa's Helper Tilda. She is stamped on Cryogen cardstock and colored with Copic markers.
I also used the Magnolia Jolly Ornaments and Merry Christmas stamps on this. The cardstock and patterned paper are from my stash (I think the paper is from a Bo Bunny Christmas collection from several years ago). The ribbon is some I got at my LSS, the holly leaves and swirl bling (colored with YG97) are from Michaels (Recollections), the ornaments have Stardust and Gold Stickles on them, the Merry Christmas is stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick then heat embossed with iridescent embossing powder.  Tilda's fur trim is done with Marvy Liquid Applique then covered with Stardust Stickles.

The Copics I used to color Tilda are: E000, E00, E11, R20, R35, R37, R39, C00, C1, E33, E37, E47. I did not write down (or I can't find) the colors I used for the ornaments.

Well, if I plan on getting another project done, I need to get off the computer and into my studio. So I hope every one has a great Friday. See you tomorrow (I hope).


Thursday, September 22, 2011

I'm back!!

What a week this has been. I am finally feeling back to normal after having that tooth extracted. I went to the endodonist on Monday the 12 and my dentist on the 13th to have the tooth pulled. Well on Friday I was still in sever pain so I call the Dr. office from Ruidoso and they told me I had dry socket. This is the first time I have ever had this after having a tooth pulled and I do not want it again. That is one of the most painful things I have ever had. Today is the first day I have felt like doing anything so I am posting a card I finished today.

I will be enter this card in the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - All Time Favorite Kenny K
Through the Craftroom Door -Photo Inspiration with the Color Green
Totally Gorjuss - Nothing Square About Me

This is the card I made I love this image and it is my favorite Kenny K right now, it is Val Ventura.  I colored Val on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Copic markers. The card base is a hand cut oval and I made it into an easel card.

 This is my first attempt at coloring a sheer fabric and I am pleased with the way it turned out. The Copics I used are: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21, R20, E23, E35, E27, E40, E41, E42, E97, E99, C00, C1, C2, C3, C8, W00, W1, YG93, YG95, YG97, RV00, R81, R83, R85, Y11, Y21, G05. I also used Spica Silver and Pink on her.
I cut the image out with Spellbinders Label 10, I also used the Sizzix 3-D Flower, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch.  I inked the image while still in the die with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink, I inked the edge of the olive cardstock and the patterned paper with TH Old Paper Distress Ink. The bling on her necklace is colored with RV19, the pearls are Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Cream, the foliage is a Magnolia die. All of the papers are from my stash so I don't know what they are.

This is a close up of the greeting which is hand written. The rose is misted with a homemade mist of Perfect Pearl powder and Bubblegum refill ink.

I really enjoyed coloring this image. I love all of the Kenny K digital stamps. I think these SteamPunk stamps rock! Just have to get the rest of them.

I hope everyone has a great day and rest of the week.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Slowing to a dead stop!

Well, it looks like the fast lane just slowed to a stop. I haven't completed anything else, so I am posting a card that will not go into any challenge. I wanted to post something this morning since I have an appointment with the dentist at 10:00 to have a broken tooth extracted. I may not feel like posting later today.  Thursday we are leaving for the Golden Aspen motorcycle rally in Ruidoso so I know that I will not get anything posted later this week.

This is another Halloween card I did just because. I love Halloween it has always been one of my favorite holidays.  This image is a digital Mummy Trevor I got the image from All That Scraps. He is colored on Cryogen cardstock with Copic markers. The cardstock and papers are from my stash. I used several Sizzix dies for this. The Spooky Fence, Hunky Dory alphabet, RIP headstone and the bats are from the Sizzlits strip die of bats. I used Lime Green Stickles on the letters and Yellow Stickles for the bat eyes. I also used black glitter on the RIP.

Trevor is pop dotted and so are the fence and large bat. I used some Copic markers on the headstone to make the cracks stand out more.

Once again I can not find the list of Copics I used on this image, it is written on the same paper as the one for Witch Emma from the other Halloween card.

I hope everyone has a great day and rest of the week. Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thank you!!

Looks like I am finishing up my projects on a pretty fast clip. I have another card to post to some challenges and today is the day to do this, since my hubby will be home tomorrow and I may not have the chance. LOL

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - Sketch
Wild Orchid Challenge - Tags, tags, tags

This image is a Sarah Kay image Bernadette in the Garden (I think that's correct). She is colored on Cryogen cardstock. The base cardstock is from a pad DCWV pastels with a white core, the patterned paper is from a My Mind's Eye stack and the orchid is an old SU color, Orchid Opulence. The tag is Cryogen layered on to the blue DCWV cardstock. The yellow ribbon is some I colored with Y23 and the blue is some from my stash.

I colored Bernadette before I know to write down the markers I used but she is colored with Copics.
The tag is colored with B91, YG 63 and Y23. The image on the tag is a SU image and the tag is cut with an SU punch.
The matting behind Bernadette is a Nestabilities Lattice Rectangle. The roses and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used Stardust Stickles on her water can and the bees flying around her.

Well that's about it for now. I hope everyone has a wonderful day!