Cupid and his arrow!


Cupid Valentine


When I think about romance,

the last thing on my mind is a short,

chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I was trying to figure out what image I wanted to use when I came across this quote and thought this image was PERFECT!! Check out Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps as she has WONDERFUL work and it’s free. Which is amazing….thank you Mary Ellen.

This will be the last challenge For Fun Challenges. Helen just has too many things going on and can’t devote to the challenge right now. Crafty should be fun and when it’s not it is time to look at things and change things. That time is now. I will miss the challenge but so glad I have made a friend for life. Hope you will come play with us one last time! The challenge is to have an Arrow on your project. Doesn’t have to be Valentine’s but most certainly can be. Or you could do a scrapbook page that has a regular arrow on it. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

For this card I used the sketch from 02/04/13 at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.


1) 2 Sisters Challenge #130 – Hearts: have at least one heart on your project.

2) A Gem of a challenge #66 – Hearts/Valentines

3) Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #61 – Love is in the air!

4) Daring Cardmakers – Love is in the air.


Stamps/Images: Cupid Color at Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: brad, pop dots, Martha Stewart border punch,

Learning about Australia at For Fun Challenges

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Helen at For Fun Challenges pulled out a challenge for me this week! She challenged us to make anything that was inspired by Australia. Well, I want to go there so learning about is as close as I will get right now! I didn’t want to do the Kangaroo or Kola because I like to be different and I didn’t have any stamps that would work. So I started looking up facts about Australia. I learned the following:

Australia’s national floral emblem is the golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha Benth.). On August 19th, 1988 the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian M Stephen AK GCMG GCVO KBE, proclaimed the golden wattle as Australia’s national floral emblem. National Wattle Day is the first day of September.

I also thought about doing something with a crocodile on it but I will save that for another day! I also saw that the Australia Open is going on this week.  I decide to look for images of the Golden Wattle. I found one digital image that was free at JJDezignz.  I thought it would be perfect for a masculine sympathy card since it wasn’t a girly looking flower. What do you think….does it work for masculine or should I stick giving it to females since it has a flower on it?

Wattle Sympathy Card

I hope you take the challenge and push yourself to create a card inspired by Australia! I love how my card turned out….thanks for the push Helen.


1) For Fun Challenge – inspired by Australia


Stamp: Golden Wattle @ jjdezignz

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey

Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart border punch, brad, ribbon, pop dots, scor-tape

Birds of a feather… flock together!


My cold must be getting to me! I feel cloggy and in a daze so not sure if I’m saying things right or not. But what I’m trying to say is the challenge at For Fun Challenge this week is BIRDS! In honor of National Bird Day which was Jan 5th. I think there is a holiday for anything we can think of! And if one holiday isn’t enough then wait till May and there is Bird Day!


Sketch used My Favorite Thing Wednesday Stamp Challenge #104 (MFTWSC104)



Cardstock: Bazzill – (French vanilla, raven (black), red)

Patterned Paper: Making Memories (love notes)

Accents/Tools: Spellbinders tab dies, pop dots, computer for sentiment

Something new for the New Year!


Its a Boy

At For Fun Challenges we are asking you to show us something NEW for the New Year! So I did a card for a new baby for the New Year! Just ask Helen she just became a GRANDMA!!

Our local scrapbook store had a sale after Christmas which lasted 3 days. I found paper that had all sorts of animals on it and thought they would make cute baby cards. I got to playing with this elephant and decided I need some gray paper to go with it….so I HAD to go back to the sale on Day 2 at the store! So glad I did cause I think this card turned out super cute! I used the Deconstructed Sketch #58 for inspiration.


1) Creative Inspirations Challenge #195 – Celebration!   Celebrating a new baby!

2) Day 1 @ 365Cards – let’s celebrate new beginnings (new baby, wedding, new job, new house etc.).


Cardstock: Bazzill –

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Cowabunga – Beach Bum), Little Yellow Bicycle (Silver Pin Stripe), Kaiser Craft (Fun Fair – cut out Elephant)

Accents/Tools: Twine, pop dots, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Cricut, Medium corner rounder

The true meaning of Christmas

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1) For Fun Challenges:


Stamps/Images: Little Bethlehem Color Digital Image @ Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps)

Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned paper from Little Bethlehem Color Digital Image

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: black brads

Sketch: Stella Says Sketch (SSS 113)

Home with a Christmas Theme – like a house, birdhouse, etc..


Gingerbread House

This was such a fun challenges for me because it was different! I’m not sure I have seen a Christmas Challenge before that required a “house” on the project. Which I have bought paper in the past to make a Christmas cards with a home on it but STILL haven’t made them. This one I made unexpected when a friend came over to “play” for a couple hours. She brought over a cute 6 x 6 paper pad and asked if I would want to make a card using some of the paper. This card came to me very quickly which doesn’t always happen so I was very excited. I cut up enough pieces so she could make one too!  Thanks Judy for the paper!!

I hope you will take the challenge of having a “home” on your Christmas project and play with us at For Fun Challenges!!

**NOTE** Please stop by THIS Sunday, 12/16/2012, as I will be part of the Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) Blog Hop!!


1) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #246 – Christmas – Red and Green

2) Creative Belli Challenge #158 – Something Sweet

3) Crafts and Me Challenge #114 – No Blues allowed

4)  Perfect Sentiments Challenge #59 – create anything you want as long as it has a Christmas Theme and a sentiment on the front.


Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Michael’s)

Accents/Tools: brads

Sketch: My Favorite Thing Wednesday Sketch Challenge #97

A Sparkly/Shiny Christmas


At For Fun Challenges we will be doing a different Christmas challenge each week up till Christmas. This week’s challenge was Shiny/Sparkly Christmas. I love snowmen so when I saw these stickers I just had to have them for this challenge….didn’t hurt that they were 50% off (at Hobby Lobby). There are 4 stickers to a sheet and I plan on making up all 4 but was only able to get 2 done right now. So here is my Shiny/Sparkly cards:

I hope you can see all the sparkles on the stickers plus the shiny rick rack and gems makes it pretty Shiny/Glittery! Oh I also used shiny white cardstock.

Hope you play along with us.

Thankful it is almost Thanksgiving Day!

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I just realized that Thanksgiving is NEXT week! Where has this month….or should I say YEAR gone?! In honor of Thanksgiving the challenge at For Fun Challenge for the next 2 weeks is Thankful/Turkey Day.

I made this card to send my aunt in Oklahoma. She is one of the few relatives I have and I miss her. I don’t call her or see her enough so I decided I would try to send her more cards to brighten her mailbox. This one will go in the mail tomorrow wishing her a Happy Thanksgiving.

The image is a sneak peak at one of the new images, Decorative Flowers, that will be released at Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) tomorrow. Stop by tomorrow to see more fun images that will released….hint….Christmas is almost here!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come play with us at For Fun Challenges!


1) For Fun Challenges – Thankful/Turkey Day


Stamps/Images: Decorative Flowers at Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Bo-Bunny Fall Festival Mini Dots (2007)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, pop dots, button, twine, paper piercer
Sketch: Mojo Monday #266

Brrrr….it’s cold outside!!


Well, not completely cold ALL day but it sure does get there at night. But that is the challenge at For Fun Challenges!!

I made a couple cards. The first one I made with two different papers/colors. I used Mojo Monday Sketch #258 for inspiration.



1) Addicted to Stamps Challenge #42 – Things with wings.  All the samples showed angels so I hope penguins will work since they technically have wings just don’t fly!

2) Creative Inspirations Challenge #188 –  Red’s for Remembrance! We would like to see a lot of the colour red on your creations with it being Remembrance Day this week.

And the second one is special to me because one of the ladies, JoeAnn, at the retirement home I do crafts at helped me design it! She picked out sketches and paper she liked and then I put this together. JoeAnn picked out this card/sketch from Christina Maclaren – Hello Friend as inspiration. I just love Christina’s cards!!


1) Daring Cardmakers Challenge – Color Challenge – red, blue, green and white.

I used different shades of the colors but did use those those colors!

Inspired by Sesame Street


Did you know that on Nov 10, 1969 – Sesame Street Debuted?! So we are celebrating at For Fun Challenges.  Creat a project that is inspired by Sesame Street. It can be any type of project…scrapbook page, sewing project, cards, cupcakes, etc.

I didn’t have any sesame street product so I found the image on the internet and printed it off. I bought this number paper awhile back when it was on sale which is a good thing because it was perfect for the Count!! I decided this would make a cute Birthday Card for a 3 year old boy!!

Hope you will come play with us!


1) For Fun Challenges – The challenge is to make a Sesame Street inspired card or project.

2) Card Makin Mamas – Anything Goes

3) Creative Inspirations Challenge #187 – Let’s Celebrate! We would love to see your creations that are celebrating something … this could be a birthday, anniversary or even christmas!

4) Paper Playtime  Challenge #87 – Anything Goes!

5) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #100 – Penny’s is now on its 100th Challenge What a milestone and to celebrate our theme for this challenge is Birthdays.


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