Saturday, April 21, 2012

It's Your Day!!

Hello happy crafters! I am home! For those who are new to my blog, I have been flying back and forth between my home in Maryland to Arizona to help my parents with life. My father will be 89 in two weeks and has the beginning of Alzheimer and my mother 86 is having several health issues. I was out there for 2  weeks in the beginning of March and after returning home my mother was in a vehicle accident and I flew out for another 3 weeks. My mother was very fortunate and had some major bruising and no broken bones or damage organs. After being gone for a total of 35 days I could not wait to be back home. I missed DH terrible:) He is so good to me and I love him dearly. He had the house professionally clean before I returned and oh my gosh what a  HUGE surprise and treat for me!!

Isn't this the happiest little duck you ever did see!?! He is  part of the A-Blooming with Blessings Stamp Collection  at Gina K design!.

I have a few announcements to make!! Through The Craftroom Door challenge theme is "Show me your favorite technique"  and the prizes are a $10.00 gift certificate to Floppy Latte's Digital Designs
$18.00 gift certificate with Aletha, demonstrator for Ippity!

The Outlawz Baltimore Retreat Rodeo is coming upon us quickly!!
 Hope you are joining us for fun, games, classes and an entire girls weekend together!!

I am now the proud owner of Through The Craftroom Door Magazine
 and can't wait for my first publication on May 15th! Lots of tutorials,
 ideas and fantastic inspirations!! Hope you will join me in my new adventure!! It also is not to late to enter submissions!! Wouldn't you love to have one of your awesome creations in a magazine. The theme  is "Anything Goes!"  
I am looking for tutorials, projects, craft room photo's, how you store your stash. Anything that is related to paper crafts! It can not be posted anywhere else on the web before and for 2 months after the publication. There will be a random drawing prize for all submissions. Come on!!   I need YOU! Please send submissions or questions to and place submission for magazine in the subject line. 
 Final date for entries  is May 1.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

C is for Copics!

Hello Happy Crafters! Well, I have been in AZ for 2 weeks and my parents are doing good.  Thank you for all the prayers and good wishes. I have lots of stories and if you belong to The Outlawz design team you have read the one I am posting today, but I wanted to put it here too! For new followers my mother will be 86 and my father is 89 and I have been traveling back and forth from Maryland to Arizona to help them out a bit.

The other day my mom was really hurting from a vehicle accident she was in and she finally took some pain meds that knocked her off of her feet and she slept all day.  I cut up a fresh watermelon and put it in the fridge to surprise her.  When she got up, I was outside helping my dad and so she decided to heat up some left over's for dinner. I walked in the house...sniff, sniff  and open the micro wave and almost died for their was the bowl of watermelon. OH my gosh talk about stink!!!! It was horrible!  I asked her how long did she nuked them and she said 10 minutes on high!!She thought it was the left over corn beef and cabbage. Yep they look alike to me too!! LMBO! Let me tell ya if you ever want to get rid of anyone in your house - zap some watermelon

This card was made for a very special person, Rusty. He is the owner of Oozak where you can buy all of your copics, over 240 different paper pads, Memory box dies, stamps galore and his prices are ideal! Rusty is very dear to my heart, because he has supported The Outlawz, a challenge website I created 17 months ago, from the very beginning  with nothing but generosity.  He is such a wonderful person and friend and I hope you will visit his awesome online store! If you are ever near Kalamazoo, Michigan you will need to visit his new walk-in store with a fantastic showroom.  And, this last week his brand new challenge blog went live - check it out!

My image is from Saturated Canary, isn't she just adorable!?! and look at that apron holding my copics! This is an ideal image to send any of your crafting friends! My die is from Cherry Lynn Designs
I colored this in a hurry the day I was leaving for Arizona. Not real happy with it but ... My card was used for The Greetings Challenge over at The Outlawz which was a fun one to do. You need to use something on your card that begins with the first initial of your name. I used Copics for Colleen!

Hope you are having an awesome week!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

Hello Happy Crafters! Can you believe it is April 6 and Easter is in 2 days? Wowzie!  We have had no winter in Maryland, I think our accumulations was like 2 inches of snow for the year! I can live with that very easily. It's in the 90's here in Arizona at my parents.

 In case you didn't read my last posting I am the new owner of Through The Craftroom Door Mag. I am so excited for my first issue will be coming out on May 15!! Lots of work to do, but I have awesome friends who are helping me with fantastic articles, tutorials, video's and lots more so stay tune!!

How about you? Would you like to submit something to be printed in the magazine? It can be anything made from paper: card, scrapbook, boxes, different types of folds. Or perhaps a review on a new tool or product or even an old tool for I am hoping to catch the interest of new and season crafters alike. Do you like to do tutorials and share what you know, they can either be photo tutorials or video's. You can send your submissions to me, Colleen at  Please list the products you use on your creations and type "Magazine submission" in the subject line.

My card is my Easter Card to all of you! If you would like to know who's stamps these are please tell me in the comments and I will email you when I get home. I saw them at my local scrapbook store and had to have!  I also case the card from the companies examples. I just felled in love with everything about it!

Hoping all of you have a very blessed Easter and Passover.


Monday, April 2, 2012

My friends

Hello all my friends. It's been quite awhile since I have been able to do any postings, As we know, life throws us some curve balls. Let me catch you up to speed with me. First I live in Maryland and my parents live 2000 miles away in Arizona. On March 8,  I made a trip to my parents home for my mom wasn't feeling well. . On March 22 I returned home and on March 28,  my mom  was in a vehicle accident and I flew back to their home on March 29.  I truly believe God protected my mother during the accident. She was T-boned by a car going 60 mph and her injuries are a lot of bruising, but no broken bones and she is up walking around and going on with life. It's amazing for she is 85 years old!

Are you familiar with Through The Craftroom Door magazine started two years ago by Suzanne Dean and Marti Wills? It's a fun craft magazine filled with articles, tutorials, crafting tool information and a whole bunch more. Suzanne and Marti's life has changed significantly since they started the adventure and have realized they no longer had the time to devote to it as they once had.  Well, I am now the official owner of the magazine and very excited and scared to start this new adventure!! I have a lot of friends who are coming together to help me bring to you the best online magazine ever!  The first issue created by me and my friends will be May 15. Please come check out what Suzanne and Marti created for it is filled with excellent articles and it is only going to grow bigger and better!

The few days I was home, I made several cards! This one fits two DT commitments, The Outlaws Greetings Challenge , pastel mania and Through The Craftroom Door, Spring, use a butterfly! Usually I do a separate one for each, but this time it's two for the price of one!!  This cutie is Rose's Garden by Sara K made for a very special friend, Sandi Huggett who I pray gets well real quick!

Paper: First Edition, Spring Feast: has all of the First Edition paper pads and I love each one! Fulls of glitter, shine, pretty patterns and  really great prices. Oozak has over 240 different paper pads and a great place to shop for great prices and awesome customer service. Stitching with machine around the border. Cheery Lynn  Designs butterfly and scrolls. Ribbon from stash. 


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