Sunday, March 19, 2017

Re-Cycled Swiffer Dusters Box

Happy Sunday Sweet Friends

I hope your weekend has been fabulous.  Mine has definitely been interesting - and I actually felt like making a new project today.  As you can tell from the photos below I had fun re-cycling a Swifter Duster's Box.  It all started when I went through a few craft boxes yesterday from our recent move.  I was using this Swifter Duster box as a trash can.  As you can see - I have already taken the box apart.  I was having so much fun using this box as a trash can I decided to make it a pretty one and keep it.  

After taking the box apart I decided to use the box with the outside turned inward.   I cut all the pieces to cover the box and used super tacky tape for added strength.  I put the box back together again and used Washi Tape as edging for the top and bottom.  I added the butterfly since it went so well with the quote on the cardstock.  

It may sound weird but I absolutely love this small trash can and it actually fits perfectly on my craft table.  I just hope it lasts a long time.  HeeHee!!

I just had to share this quick project with you and maybe, just maybe it might inspire you to create something out of cardboard too.  

Thanks so much for stopping by - it always makes my day and your comments mean the world to me.

With smiles always

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Coffee Bath

Happy Wednesday Sweet Friends

It's cold and dreary outside and yet warm and inviting inside.  I am so looking forward to Spring and fortunately it's just around the corner.  The rain has been almost non-stop but I love the sounds it makes while I am crafting in my room.  I hope things are warm and cozy in your part of the world too.

Today I am sharing a card I made for a special friend.  It was love at first with this cutie.  Her name is "Coffee Bath" and she was created by Artist Lisa Bloobel.  

I colored her with Copics.  I used a brick stencil to create the background.  I also used some lace to create the look for curtains for a more relaxing type of atmosphere.  She may be relaxing in a cup of coffee but it sure looks nice and warm to me.

I used the following Copic colors:

Skin:  E000, 00, 11, R20 
Eyes:  B32, 34, 38
Hair:  E31, 33, 35
Coffee Cup:  B32, 34, 37, E11
Brick Background:  G41, 43, R83
I also used a white gel pen.

This fabulous image is part of new program Lisa has started over on her Facebook Group.  Here's the link:

If you are curious about this image you will find more details on Lisa's Facebook Group page.  Lisa has come up with a great monthly subscriber's program and this is one of the new images.  The program is only $5.00 a month and it's got some amazing perks.  This monthly subscribers group is called:  


You can find out more on Lisa's Facebook page if you are interested.  

So sweet friends this is all for today.  I hope you have a great day!!

With smiles and hugs,


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Let's "Bee Silly" Challenge

Happy Sunday Sweet Friends

We just had a short burst of snow and it was so magical - the snowflakes were so big but they just weren't sticking to the ground very long.  It was 20 minutes of such joy and my sweet Moxie (my pomeranian) just loves trying to catch the snowflakes.  I have been in bed the last two days due to not feeling well but it was fun waking up to the snow this morning.  How are things on your side of the world??

I am also sharing some projects I made last week for a Challenge I am hosting over at Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans on Facebook.  The challenge is called: Bee Silly.   Here's the link to the challenge - it would be wonderful to have you join in.  The challenge doesn't end until the March 26th.

 Atlered Altoid Tin

 Altered Magnet 

 Altered Small Composition Book

Altered Magnet

Sure hope you will stop by and join in.  There is still plenty of time and all the details are on Sandra's Stamp Fan Facebook page.

Hugs and smiles always

I am also entering some of my projects into the following challenges:

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Unicorn Cake

Happy Thursday Sweet Friends

I hope you are having an absolutely fabulous day!!  The sun has been shining here and even warm enough to go outside with a jacket or sweater.  It's been magical!!  

My sister Dana has been busy in the kitchen making cakes and the aroma is so heavenly I want to devour each one.  She's a cake decorator and owner of Seize the Cake Bakery in Medford, Oregon.  All these amazing aroma's of cake flavors such as lavender with blackberry filling and buttercream frosting.  The house smells devine - I love the aroma of lavender but once I tasted the cake - it was beyond delicious.  She also created her first Unicorn Cake.

This cake has four layers - two layers of Poppy Seed Cake and two layers of Chocolate Cake.  Each layer is also filled with buttercream.  The cake is covered in buttercream and touches of fondant. 


I still have a craft project to share but will be doing that in a second post.  

I am really proud of my sister Dana and just had to share her cake.  If you are curious you can see more of her creations on her Business Facebook page.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I will be sharing my latest creations in a few days.

With hugs and smiles

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Holley Brain Power

Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing a special card I made for Holley as well as celebrating her7 years of recovery from her brain surgery.  I am so incredibly happy for celebrating such a wonderful moment in time.  HUGE CONGRATULATIONS HOLLEY!!!

Here's the link to Holley's Blog Celebration

This amazingly adorable image was created especially by Artist Sandra Caldwell.  If you haven't checked out Sandra's Etsy Shop it's really worth looking at all her amazing images.  They always make me smile and are such a joy to color.  

Here's the link to Sandra's Etsy Shop and this adorable image which is called "Holley Brain Power" is on sale for a $1.50 for a limited time.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments always mean the world to me.  

Have a blessed day!!

With smiles

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Kitty Love Blog Hop - and the WINNER IS:

Final Update - Febraury 15th

Well sweet friends the Knitty Kitty Blog Hop is over and we all had such a great time.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog and the rest of the Design Team blogs as well.  

It's also time for me to announce the winner of the absolutely adorable Knitty Kitty Digi's named KleoKatra.  And the winner is:

((((((((((Drum Roll Please)))))))))

Hetty Sanders

Congratulations Hetty!!!!  We really appeciate your joining in our blog hop.  You will be receiving your image soon.

With smiles


Happy Valentines Day Sweet Friends

The Giveaway has now ended. 
Winners from the BlogHop will be announced tomorrow. 


There's two days left in the Knity Kitty Blog Hop.  There is still time to enter and join in the chance to win some images from our GiveAway.

Oh My Sweet Friends
It's blog hop time with Knitty Kitty Digi's.  This hop will be running between February 6th through Valentinues Day.  Knitty Kitty is celebrating reaching 150 members on her Knitty Kitty Facebook group and sharing some love for Valentines Day!  I am so thrilled to be a part of this event.  The blog hop starts today and ends on Valentines Day. 

Here's the project I created using this absolutely fabulous image.  How cool is this CleoCatra?  I love her!!!  I decided to create a project using a 5"x5" wall plaque so I would be able to hang her up in my craft room and enjoy her every day.  I hope she gives you a big smile!!!  

The Knitty Kitty Design Team has created some great projects to share with you and we would so love for you to join in our blog hop.  And here are the details and ways you could win extra images:

1.  Every one who comments on my post will have an opportunity to win the image I have used in my DT project.  The winner will be chosen by random generator and the winner will be chosen on Valentine's Day.  

2.  If you would like even more chances to win - the rest of the Design Team have their own Knitty Kitty images that can be won by commenting on their blog posts as well.  All the links are listed further down in my post and winners will be chosen on Valentines Day.  All winners will be chosen by Random generator.  

3. Knitty Kitty Designs is now on Instagram and Annabel is having her own GiveAway.  The final prize package will be all 6 new images for one lucky winner.  And she even has more ways you can get extra entries.  If you want more information or have questions just head over to the Knitty Kitty Digi's Facebook Group.  Good luck to all of you!!

Knitty Kitty's Digi's on Facebook

Thanks so much for stopping by and you will find all the links to the other Design Teams blogs below.  

Cartway Cards - Annabel

Have a great day, have fun and Happy Hopping!!

With Hugs and smiles
DT Knitty Kitty Digi's

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

QKRStampede Challenge #229 (2 days)

The Crafty Addicts Blog  (20 days)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Have you ever seen a Hippo Oct-O-Pus??

Hello Sweet Friends

I hope you are all doing well.  

Today I am sharing my DT project with this adorable image from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  She's called:  Hippo Oct-O-Pus

She is one of many new fantastic digital images from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  I absolutely loved coloring her and hopefully the background looks a little like life under the sea.  LOL!!!

I colored her with Copics and used the following colors:

B02, 04, 06
C0, 01, 03, 05
YG21, 23, 25

I used a colored pencil to give her some rosey pink cheeks.
I also used some Nuvo Crystal Drops (I love thes Drops).  I used the drops on the ends of her tenticles.  I wanted a little bit of glow on them.  The sentiment is a rub-on from my stash.  

I hope she gives you smile.

You can find this image (and the other new ones) in Sandra's Etsy Shop.  Here's the links to her Etsy Shop and FB Group:

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments mean so much to me.

With hugs and smiles
Laine DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

I am also entering this project into the following Challenges/Facebook Groups.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Football Play

Hello Again My Sweet Friends

I am back for my second post today and I am sharing my second Design Team project.  Oh my gosh - I just love this guy.  He makes me smile!!!  

This handsome guy is named:  Football Play #1337.

I decided to create an art journal page using him and so glad I did.

I used Copics to color him:

B93, 95, 97
C1, 3, 5,
E000, 00, 11
YG21, 23, 25

I hope he brings you a smile too!!  He will be listed in Sandra's Etsy Shop soon.  As I stated in my earlier post we are having our first contest on Sandra's Facebook Group.  I will add the links below:

Have a great day!!

With hugs and smiles
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

It's Fashion Day - It's All About The Winter Outfit

Oh it's finally Friday My Sweet Friends 

I hope you are doing well and having lots of crafting time.  I am so excited about today - I have been patiently waiting for this day for quite some time.  We are finally able to share some of Artist Sandra Caldwell's new images for 2017 (and it's only just begun).

I am sharing my first DT card using one of Sandra's new images.  This sweetie is called:  Winter Out #1332.  And she will be listed in Sandra's Etsy Shop later today.  And I will be sharing one more DT project a little later today as well.  

For some reason I just wanted to smother her in purple with her darling outfit.  I hope she brings you a smile.  

We are also having our first contest and it's called: "Glamour Girls."  Holley is in charge of this contest and she chose six amazing images from Sandra's Etsy Shop.  And Sandra graciouslly listed those six images at $1.50 so it's a perfect time to join in.  I have listed all the links below:

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments mean the world to me.

With hugs and smiles
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

It's a Bestie Day!!

Happy February My Sweet Friends

I hope you are all doing beautifully and having lots of time to craft.  I know I am finally getting some extra time and I am loving it.  Today is a Bestie Kind of Day and I am sharing my Design Team card using this adorable image by Sherri Baldy.  It's also time for this month's Challenge over at Color It Create It Show It Off!!  We really hope you will stop on over and join in our challenge this month.  Looking forward to seeing your cards/projects this month.

Here's the link to this adorable image:  Bestie Image 867

Here's the link to Sherri's Shop:  My Besties on Etsy

She was a joy to color!!  I also used Rub-On's to create the three borders around her.  I cut out some extra hearts and added those as well.  I hope she brings you a smile like she does me.  

I used the following Copic Colors:

B00, 02, 04, 06
E000, 00, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18
RV00, 02, 04, 06

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments always make my day.

With hugs and smiles

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Emmy's Hat

Hi Sweet Friends

I am so thrilled to be sharing my DT project with the Classic Design Team Open Challenge.  We are being sponsored by Sheep Ski Designs and it's been so much working on my Design Team project.  

I used this gorgeous image called:

Emmy's Hat - Image No. 41

You can also find 

SheepSki Designs on Etsy

Sheep Ski Digital Stamps on Facebook

If you are on a Design Team we would love for you to join in our February Challenge.  Here's the link to the challenge:

Classic Design Team Open Challenge for February

There are so many chances to win and these are the different categories:

1st Prize
Runner Up
DT Favourites
Highly Commended
Best Technique
Special Mention

Thank you so much Andrea for sponsoring our challenge this month.  It was awesome working with this fabulous image you created.

With hugs and smiles
DT Classic Design Team Open Challenge

I will also be entering this project into the following challenges and Facebook Groups:

And adding more Sunday - 2/5/2016

Monday, January 30, 2017

Back in the Posting Saddle Again and It's a Bloobel Kind of Day

Hello My Sweet Friends

I think I am finally back in the crafting and posting saddle again.  I am getting  a little more settled from the move from Washington State to Oregon.  I am still trying to figure out how to get my craft area set up.  We are temporarily staying with my sister until hubby finds a new job.  I even ended up spending a couple days in the hospital but turns out it was nothing serious and that's good news.  

I also thought it would be fun to share the card I made using this amazing image from Artist Lisa Bloobel.  It's an image we are using for her first progressive challenge which ends tomorrow.  I had so much fun with this image and we had to fill in the sign with our "protest" message.

(Second Version)

As you can see this one looks a lot different than the one above.  I had just finished coloring her and added all the signs and put her off to the side on my table.  A few moments later hubby sat down but spilled his coffee which actually had more cream than coffee (hence the color - LOL).  It wasn't funny at that particular moment but I am thrilled it turned out the way it did.  I am much happier with my second version.  What do you think???
If you would love to join in Lisa's monthly progressive challenge here is the link for more information:

 Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments mean the world to me.

With smiles

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A Besties Kind of Day

Happy Happy Sunday My Sweet Friends

Boy am I behind on everything and it's not my favorite kind of feeling.  I am however back on blogland and so delighted to be here.  Hubby and I ended up having to make a sudden and quick move from Washington State to Medford, Oregon.  And I can honestly say I am feeling so much better in so many ways.   Still have way to many boxes to go through (that are all in storage) and tring to put my craft area back together again.  I have finally realized it's going to take time (probably a lot of time) but I know eventually it will fall back into place.  My sister and my brother in law graciously opened their home for us to stay until we could find our own place and not have to be under the stress of trying to do everything in a short perios of time.  We feel very very blessed!!!

I am also back to share to my January mid-month reminder project using this adorable image called #440 from Artist Sherri Baldy.  

You can find her here on Etsy:

There's still plenty of time to join in our challenge and it's always Anything Goes.  We have some great prizes and we would love to see your creations.  

Here's the link to our current challenge:

Just scroll down until you see where you can add your entry.

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments always mean a lot to me.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT My Besties Color It - Create It - Show It Off

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, January 1, 2017

My Besties January Challenge

Happy January My Sweet Friends

I hope you had a fabulous Christmas!!  And it's hard to believe it's already 2017.  Why does time have to pass so quickly??

Today begins our first challenge for 2017 and it's always Anything Goes.

I am sharing my DT card using a Besties Image named:

You have plenty of time to enter our challenge and we are really looking forward to your amazing submissions.

Here's the link to our challenge at:

The Design Team has some amazing images to share with you and please stop by and say hello.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT My Besties Color It - Create It - Show It Off