Saturday, January 30, 2010

Friday LO Challenge

Well, I'm a day late, but there's always time and there is no time limit. The LO should include:

Boy theme..
3 different colored cardstock

Here is mine..

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Please watch

  Hey everyone!! This video is a very moving one which is titled "OUR COUNTRY". The guy singing is my brother in law, Jesse Stover. Please watch and rate.

Scrap Happy Thursday!!!

   Ok everyone!!! Today is the day we use our scraps to make something. Go to your scrap box and start creating!!! HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Card Sketch Wednesday @ PCM

   Here is Wednesdays sketch challenge. Have fun with it!!

Here is my card. It is definitely NOT exactly like the sketch, but it IS definitely inspired by it.

I did fix the falling over duck on the card.(lol) Thanks for looking:)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Color Challenge Tuesday

  Well, today over at Paper Crafting Mania is COLOR CHALLENGE TUESDAY!!!  The colors will remind you of a banana split!! Yumm.. ( so I've been told)  Without further adeau... the colors are:

     Berry Sorbet
     Lemon Tart

 These are PTI colors but feel free to use what you have that matches as closely as possible. Have fun. Here is my card.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


  Well hello everyone and Happy Sunday!!

   So.. after having sooo many issues with uploading the video for the " Triangle " card.. I finally got it!!! Yay me!! So.. here it is..

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Challenge

  Well, this Friday challenge is one that most of us have a hard time doing.. the loss of a loved one.. separation from a friend, anything dealing with missing someone or something. This is a 2 week challenge as it is one of the harder challenges to do. This did start last week, so this coming Friday will be a new challenge.
I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend. HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

    I will have instructions in video form for this card on Paper Crafting Mania tomorrow. So.. come check it out. 

Thursday, January 21, 2010


  Wow!!  Quite a few days have passed since my last post. Time surely flies!!

   Quite a few of you know about a quaint lil message board called Paper Crafting mania.  Well, we have challenges and lots of chit chat and FUN!! We have the inspiration of a larger message board, but the closeness of our small one. I will make every attempt to post the challenges as we do them and offer the challenge to you. We do not set deadlines or anything like that. We love trying new things and keeping each other motivated!! So.. click the link and be sure to save it in your favs.

  This card is for a challenge seen FIRST at Paper Crafting Mania introduced by Lori Leng... ( our FAV CTMH consultant)  So.. here is my card.. This challenge ENDS on Jan 31... so, if you are inspired, go do it and then visit Lori's blog to post it. You could win a STAMP SET!!!

   So.. What challenges do we have? Well..

      Mondays.. whatever.. no challenge listed. ( Catching up house work from the weekend.. challenging enough?)
      Tuesdays...  Color Challenge
      Wednesdays.. Sketch Challenge
      Thursdays.. Scraps Challenge ( use ONLY your scraps)
      Fridays.. LO Challenges..

   Now.. you know what the challenges are and when they will be posted.. START CRAFTING!!! Oh.. and don't forget to go to Paper Crafting Mania and SIGN UP!!! Tell them Tanya sent ya ;)    Happy Crafting!!

Here is a pic of a LO Challenge I did. This is my BEAUTIFUL daughter in Oct 2008.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

  Well, today ( Jan. 9) is a happy, but sad day. Today, my lil girl is officially a TEENAGER!!! OMG.. Where did the time go?? She was such a sweet baby and has grown into a beautiful, smart, amaxing, caring, lovable young lady. I am so proud that I am her mom and she is my daughter.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year

  Hello everyone!!! I know it has been a while since I have updated. Sorry... Every day is a busy day here at the Stilwell house. I haven't even had the time to take the Christmas decorations down. Ughh... My lil Colton loves them and, I'm afraid, he will be VERY upset when they are gone. I think I will do it at night when he is in bed.

 Well, I hope everyone had a GREAT Christmas and a Happy New Year!! We had a great time and my kids loved the visit from Santa. Hope yours did as well.

  I have been playing ALOT with my Gypsy and am in love with it more and more. That lil thing is soo handy!! I have also downloaded a trial version of Make-The-Cut. There are videos on YouTube to make the learning curve a bit easier.  I did download it and have been playing a bit to see if I like it before I buy it.Come visit my FB and click the link..

  Well, another year, another club. Lori from CTMH has started another club and I am sooo tickled. I love their stamps and have not been disappointed yet. If you haven't tried CTMH yet and want a GREAT consultant.. Lori is the ONE!!!  Here is her blog.. drop in and leave her a shout out.. 

  Ok.. I hope everyone has a GREAT DAY and HAPPY CRAFTING!!!