Thursday, May 31, 2012

Papertake Weekly & Robyn's Fetish

Just a quick post for now. I made this card using the Papertake Weekly challenge sketch and an image from Robyn's Fetish. I love this image. It is a simple card. I did not have the colors to create a card using this image the way I wanted, so you will be seeing him again soon.
The sentiment is from Desert Diva.

Robyn's Fetish: birthday with sentiment on the front

Until next time........


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Puddles of Fun

I thought this stamp suited our weather since it is storming today. It is Puddles of Fun from Paper Works Co. (Rachelle Anne Miller.) I'm sorry the photo is not better. I have searched high and low for the cord to my camera and just cannot find it. The challenges I am entering are down below.

Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Whimsey Stamps: Bingo (pearls, image, flowers)
Pink Gem: photo inspiration

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time..........


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Male Card & I'm a Winner

I am so excited! I strolled over to Craft Your Passion to see the new challenge and was super surprised to see that I was one of the winners last week. I was so thrilled. Thank you to Craft Your Passion and their sponsors.

Ok, now on to today's card. I think this image is so cute. It is from Beccy's Place. I will use him again, for sure. The sentiment is from Desert Diva. I did not use that many embellishments; I only have a couple suitable for a male card. I know that things look better in odd numbers but I only had two of the screw brads so that is all it got. lol I will have to pick up a package when I get a chance; I think they are great. Even though it is a simple card, I hope you like it.

Crafty Catz; male card
Allsorts; birthday
Make it Monday
Kaboodle Doodle; anything goes
Party Time Tuesday; anything goes

Monday, May 28, 2012


Happy Memorial Day to all of you here in the US. It is a hot, sunny day here in North Carolina. Is it to early in the year to wish for fall? As you can probably tell by now I am not a person who enjoys hot weather; or should I say hot and humid weather, which is what we have here on the coast of North Carolina. OK on to today's creation. I made a bookmark using an image from Saturated Canary. She is so adorable, isn't she?! I kept the embellishments to a minimum since I want to be able to use it as an actual bookmark. I added some lace, a couple gems and ribbon.

Saturated Canary: bookmark
Crafty Card Makers; distress it

Thank you for visiting. Until next time.......


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pencil Pixie

The image I used on my card today is from Whimsie Doodles. Isn't she adorable! As soon as I seen her I knew I wanted to color her. I used Copics and Prisma pencils to color her. I also used glitter glue for her wings and a gel pen for the sparkle on her pencil. I cut the leaves for the flowers out of textured cardstock. I used my stylus to create the veins and then rubbed the top with Peeled Paint ink from Tim Holtz. Thank you so much for visiting.

Stamps: Pencil Pixie; Whimsie Doodles, Sentiment; Studio G
DP: K&Company
Ribbon tape: Martha Stewart

Sassy Cheryl's; Your colors
Creative Card Crew; dimension
Creatalicious; bingo (lace, ribbon, buttons)
Stamp n Doodle; sparkle/bling

Thank you again for visiting my little piece of blogland. Until next time......


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Free Digi from Saturated Canary

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. It is hot and humid here in North Carolina, so I have been held up in the house crafting. I must say it is not a bad way to spend a hot day. Saturated Canary is giving away this adorable digi stamp. Isn't she adorable! I adore her. You cannot tell in the photo but the white paper on the left behind the image is irredescent; very pretty.

Allsorts; birthday
Charisma Cardz; no flowers
Inspire Me Fridays; anything goes

Stamps: Image; Saturated Canary, Sentiments; Studio G
Coloring: Copics, Prisma pencils
Paper: Unknown

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pretty Owl

Good evening everyone. I spent most of my day in the school library working on my English project. Not much fun at all. I have to tell you though I held the largest book I have ever held. It wa huge. Not just thick but large all the way around. It is called the Dictionary of the English Language. The copyright is from 1967. You should have seen me trying to carry my stuff and lug that book back to my table. Ha! Anyway I did manage to make a card although I am a bit disappointed. I had another layer to add to it (I even stamped a border on it.)  Well I set it aside and forgot to include it on my card. What can I say it has been a long day. This hot weather will not let my mind function correctly. ;o) I hope you are having a wonderful day! BTW my friend Ashley at Heart Hugs Designs is giving away some awesome blog candy. If you get a chance go check it out. I know she would be thrilled if you stopped by.

Stamps: Owl  - Kaisercraft; Sentiment - Studio G
Paper: Recollections
Lace: Blue Moon Beads
Coloring: Prisma pencils, Copics
Stash: ribbon, gems

Charisma Cardz; no flowers
Milk Coffee; die cuts
The Paper Shelter; bling

Until next time......


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thank you and Father's Day

Hello all of my crafty pals. I want to start today by saying thank you to everyone who has left such sweet comments and who have become followers of my new blog. A little back story I was away for a couple of years due to some personal issues and in the process lost all of my crafting supplies. I had some wonderful ladies send some of their stash to get me crafting again. I went to delete one of my Google accounts and it wiped out my entire craft blog. I almost cried. I had years of crafts posted, hundreds of followers and all of my awards that I had won on that blog and in an instant it was gone. :o( So I set up this one. I am so happy to be back to crafting and looking at everyone's gorgeous work. I still feel sad when I think of all of the great content I lost on my old blog but hey I get to start fresh right! I just wanted you all to know that your comments and the fact that you are choosing to follow me (whether you are an old friend or a new pal) means more to this gal than you know!

OK so enough sappy stuff, right! The card I have for you today is a Father's Day card for my husband. I am not the best at making male cards. I don't know, everything I am use to using seems so girly. lol  I dug through the stuff I had and came up with this. The Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week is "Cards for Men"......well when Simon says do something, you have to, right! I hope you like it. Below you will find other challenges that I am entering.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Paper and Such: Father's Day
Party Time Tuesdays: Vintage or Shabby Chic
Joyful Stamper: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Father's Day/Male

Image: Free Vintage Digital Stamps
Sentiment: Computer generated
Paper: Not sure it was sent to me
Charm: Tim Holtz
Ink: Martha Stewart; Walnut, Tim Holtz; Peeled Paint, Copic; Y21 (for the outside of the watch)
Misc.: Screw brads, gauze, floss

Until next time......


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Storming = Create

Well I did not get any school work done today. It started storming and I decided I was not going to the school library in this weather. SO I created instead. :o) My assignment is not due until next week so I still have time. I wish I could get a better picture of my card. It looks so much better in person. There is no sun shining though so this will have to do.

I am entering this in a couple challenges:
Charisma Cardz; Metal Charms
Paper Play; Destruction
Sweet Stamps; Anything Goes
Stamps: Tim Holtz
Ink: Martha Stewart ink pad and Copics
Paper: K&Company
Charm: Tim Holtz
Pin, flowers, lace: from my stash (however little it might be lol)

Until next time......


School Work? I'd Rather Be Crafting!

Reality hit me this morning that I have to get some school work done for this English class. I cannot play with stamps all the time. :o( So a quick post for you this morning to show my latest card. I am not sure who the deisgner of this digi image is.....I found it online and now cannot locate it on my computer or on my flashdrive. If you know who the artist is please let me know, so I can give credit to them for their adorable image. I used Copics for the body and Prisma pencils for the rest.

I used a sketch from Craft Your Passion.

I am also entering this at:
Paper and Such; Thank you
Sentimental Sundays; Whimsy plus sentiment
Robyn's Fetish; Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious; Thank you
Simon Says Stamp; CAS
Until next time......


Monday, May 21, 2012

Creative Time

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous day. Happy holiday to all of my Canadian friends. It was a beautiful day here in North Carolina but it started raining again. I will not complain since I can hold up in the house and create. I love rain as long as I do not have to go out in it. :o)

Ok my card for you today is a tribute to my sister-in-law, Debbi. She has been in a long battle with breast cancer and is now in stage four. She is a fighter!! The awesome image I used is from Saturated Canary. I hope I did the artist justice with this card.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Saturated Canary; May Flowers
The Shabby Tea Room; Garden Party (photo inspiration)
Paper Sundaes; Pretty in Pink
Crafty Catz; Let's hear it for the Girls

I hope you all have a fabulous evening. Until next time.......


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Tag and President's List

I am so excited. I received my President's List letter today from school. After three semesters I am still holding a 4.0 GPA. I was so scared to go to school and now I wonder why I did not do it sooner. It has given me confidence, allowed me to meet some wonderful people, and has given me a sense of accomplishment I had never had. I was a wife and mom and although I knew I was good at that I felt that is where my accomplishments ended and now that feeling has changed. This tag I made really says it all....."The Journey Awakens the Soul". Yes it does!!

I started out with a bright white tag. Distressed it with Martha Stewart "walnut" ink. I then stamped the background using the same ink (I stamp once on a piece of scrap so the image would be light). I then stamped the remaining images with Memento "Tuxedo Black". All stamps are from Tim Holtz. I added some off white ribbon that I distressed.

These Tim Holtz stamps were sent to me to give me some supplies to start creating again after loosing all of my supplies. I must say I adore them! The designs are so fabulous and they are really easy to work with. I hope you like what I have done with them.

I am entering this in the Sundays With Crissy Challenge; things with wings, Anything Goes Challenge Blog; Colour Combo (black and one other color) 

Until next time.....

Thursday, May 17, 2012

School and Crafting

Today is the start of the summer semester. I am only taking one class this summer but it is an English class so that means writing. I love school but I can't say I am thrilled about this. For one, I just want to craft the summer away. Time will be very limited in the fall with six classes, so I want to get all of the crafting in this summer that I can. :o) Maybe I can write my English paper on crafting! Ha Ok well I guess not but a girl can wish.

OK so today I made a card using a Charlotte image from Milk Coffee. She is so adorable! I am including my card in the Milk Coffee Challenge; Buttons and Bling. I hope you enjoy today's creation.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's storming; a great day for creating!

It is storming like crazy here today. What better way to spend a raining day than creating! I have to tell you, I love going to school but I love having all this free time to create lately. I start back tomorrow but I am only taking one class this summer, so I will still have time to create. I am having to start over with limited supplies but at least I can create again, which makes this girl very happy!

Ok so for you today I have a card using a free digital image I found at Delightful Inspiration. I am entering this card into several challenges. Lots of "anything goes" and "CAS" challenges this week, which is great for me. I am entering my card at: Make it Monday, Simon Says Stamp and Show, Inspire Me Fridays, Totally Stampalicious, The Paper Shelter, Card Mad Fairy.

Paper: Again I am not sure about all of it as it was sent to me but I believe some of it is Nikki Sivils "My Friend Birdie".
Coloring: Prisma Pencils and Goo Gone

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Vintage Birthday Card

I cannot express how great it feels to be creating again.

I made this card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge. This week's theme is "In The Garden". I hope you like it.

Monday, May 14, 2012

First card in years!

Well I finally had the time to sit down and get inky. I am one happy lady! It was so much fun and so relaxing. I knew I loved this hobby for a reason. I love the distressed look. I hope you like it.

Supplies used:
Stamp: Scrappy Cat
Ink: Martha Stewart (walnut)
Ribbon: We R Memory Keepers
Misc: brads, faux pearls, pop dots, Prisma flowers, Tim Holtz sanding block
I am not sure what paper it is. I had some ladies send me some supplies to get me crafting again and this was some of the paper they sent.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy to Be Back!

Here is a little about myself for those that do not know me. My name is Tonya. I am the former owner of Olde Country Creations. Due to life’s circumstances and losing all of my craft supplies, I had to give up crafting a few years ago. I was a stay at home mom for 16 years and once my children were in school, my days were spent creating.  Crafting was a part of me; I loved it. I started out doing general crafts, expanded into decorative painting, paper crafting and even doll making.

After years of being afraid to go to college, I decided it was time to get over my fear. Life’s circumstances had turned my life upside down and I figured there was nothing to lose so last summer I took the plunge and started college to get my degree in Medical Office Administration. It was one of the greatest decisions of my life. I have finished three semesters with a 4.0 GPA, I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa (an international honor society), was elected secretary of the Student Government Association, am the editor of the Office Administration Department’s newsletter, and won a scholarship from the International Association of Administrative Professionals (Jacksonville-Onslow-Lejeune chapter.) Words cannot describe how happy I am that I faced my fear and went back to school. I look forward to the future and graduating with my degree in May of 2013. Remember, you are never to old to face your fears.

A couple of months ago I had some very generous ladies send me some of their extra craft supplies to get me crafting again. Since I am only taking one class this summer I will have time to start creating again. I am so excited. I am ready to get my hands “inky” and start sharing my creations with you again. If you would like to view some of my old paper crafts you can visit my SCS gallery.

I will be sharing my crafts, school life, and family. I hope you follow me along on my life's adventures; after revamping my life.