Thursday, October 31, 2013

TGF Sketch CHallenge

Hi Everyone, Here is my card for the TGF FFF Sketch Challenge, I had alot of fun making this card for the Hubby who is a MEGA LSU FAN, That is his team and he says my team by default lol...

I used 2 greeting farm stamps. The Cheerleader and the Stamps Set Sitting Casual...

The Scrapbook Paper I got from Online and the Purple is Recollections from Michaels.

I fussy cut and Copic Colored the Images And i just wanted to do a special fun card using the Sketch..

Inside of card

I hope you like my silly card for the hubby. and Join in on the fun...

Super big hugs

ps Leave me a comment I d love to here from you!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013



OH My I have just been so busy busy these last few days, so I havent had alot of time to create. So Today I was able to take a moment to myself and create a easel card for that I will be entering into a few challenges.

I am E X T R E M E L Y  happy with the way this card turned out.. I used 2 Greeting Farm Images, I used the Cheeky Nurse and Cheeky Ballerina. and I think my final image came out super cute in the ballerina costume.. Super Cute...

I try to give the easel card the  Feel of sitting in a pumpkin patch under the the Fall Starry-ed Night... kinda like that little black and white dog and his little yellow bird friend from way back in the day.. but here is a cutier vision...With this card I did some fussy cutting and used alot of foam mounting tape to give it some dimention and layering which I reallly love..

This card was something different with me...

here is the recipe and the finally easel card pic

Night Fall Paper Pack
TGF Cheeky  Nurse Stamp
TGF Cheeky Ballerina Stamp
Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
Black & Orange Recollections Card Stock
American Crafts Black Glitter Tape
Copic Markers
R20 Blush
E00 skin
E11 barely Biege
B00 frost blue

This Easel card is entered into the following Challenges:

the Greeting Farm Alter- Ego Challenge
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #76

LEJ Designs Anything Goes Challenge

Thank you for stopping by and it would mean alot to me if you comoments and follow my blog.. Super big Hugs Larelle-Susanne

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Friendly Crafters on FB Tuesday Blog event ~ Snowman Soup Project

Its Tuesday YAY! That means its the Tuesday Blog Event with the Friendly Crafters on Facebook!

So its time to show off those blogs and give some Blog Loving WHOO HOO!.

For this weeks Project I decided to make some SNOWMAN SOUP ORIGAMI CUP PACKETS, that Ill be sending out to the soldiers and airmen and airwomen who are deployed  to AFGHANISTAN with my Son Ronald, Husband John and Airforce Daughter Brenden in KOREA.

The thought was to send a cute little somethin somethin to then just to warm the soul and let them know they werent forgotten...

You can Actually drink out of the Origami Cup! 

Magnolia Snowman Stamp
Ink Antics Snowman Soup Poem Stamp
Ink Antics Snowmand stamp.
Blue Recollection card stock
Georgia Pacific white Card Stock
Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
White Printer Paper to make Origami cup
and Copic in shades of blue
R20 Blush for cheeks
E11 for arms
Elmers permanent double sided tape
white curling ribbon
foam blue and white Snowflakes
Clear Celo Bags
Nestle Hot cocoa mix with Marshmallows
mini candy canes

Anyone For Anya Vintage Vibe Challenge Card

Hi Everyone, This is my card I made for a friend using Vintage colors and my scraps I  had left over...
Using Vintage Colors reminds me of my grandparents...the colors that they had in their home and reminder of love caring and compassion.

The Vintage theme is one of my favs...and the sentiment A moment of peace, is to communicate soft words of comfort to my friend..

I used a brown satin ribbon from the dollar tree, recollections crochet trim From Micheals. I used a studio G white card base and a  Sentiment Sticker with White glittered butterfly  from the Dollar tree . I did also use scraps for the inside of the card to give it a finished touch...

So  I hope you like the card and leave me some sweet feedback.  I have entered this card in to the

 VINTAGE VIBE Challenge..

Super big hugs


Thanks for take a looksee hope you like and Join in on the fun Hugs


I Love Candy Easel Card

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. I am super excited to finallly be able to use my TGF Lollypop Anya
stamp. I think she is just super cute, I used green, orange, purple and black for my card colors. I copic colored an fussy cut out the image added a little green bling.. I think Anya looks super cute in her ballerina costume and just think in a few days here Ill be passing out candy to the kiddos in different costumes... Who doesnt love candy? I love candy nomm nomm

Items used.

TGF Holiday Anya (Retired)
Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Recollections purple Card Stock
Recollections Patterned BOO HOO Paper out of my scrap Stash
Studio G Green Bling
Artist Foam Mounting Tape
Copic Colors:
R20 Blush
E00 skin
BV00 BV08
Yg 17

This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

The Greeting Farm Challenge ~ GVT ( Green, Black, Orange and Purple) Colors
Loves Rubber Stamps~ Challenge #75
Markerpop Challenge #33

Hope you like the cute little easel card I think she is adorable. Please leave me a sweet comment ... Thanks

Super big Hugs


Monday, October 21, 2013

The Friendly Crafters on Facebook Tuesday Blog Event ~ Crafty Storage Under $100 Part 1

Hi Everyone its Tuesday That means its The Tuesday Blog event with the Friendly Crafters on Facebook.

 I wanted to do something a little different for this weeks Blog. I get alot of questions as to how to store my crafts, and alot of feed back as to how expensive storage is and that Crafers would rather use that money on Crafty GOODNESS...

One thing I dislike is the fact you start buying something and then they discontinue it Nothing that annoys me more that having mismatched or half a set.. So as my craft supplies have grown thru RAKs and picking up a few dollar items here and there I had crafts EVERYwhere lol...and my hubby John was home he'd definately say Baby Crafts Everywhere is a NO NO...

As you probably know from my Youtube channel nurselarelle John says the garage is the Man Cave and we've got my old craft room as a Guest Bedroom So I have my set up in the Dinning area... Its just me, My Son Jacob has gotten himself an apartment so Its me me and me till John comes back from Deployment in Afghanistan....

So here is just a run down of what I got

 Pink Fabric Drawers from Target $6.00 each X 8         = $48.00
Old Childrens Bookcase from Post Thrift store              =  $14.00
a Make shift Stickles Storage Rack (maybe shoe rack)  =  $14.00
and for the future 4 magazine storage containers $1.50ea= $ 6.00

                                                                   Grand Total = $78.00 Priceless for the Pink Crafter lol

An Amazing Stickles storage solution for $14.00

Just My Color love the baby pink MY FAVORITE
This was just a used Childs Bookcase for $14.00 and I can stick Magazine holders in between later


I think well worth the investment of neat and organized and tidy...

Remember you can start out with a plan of what your trying to organize then pic  up things here and there is doesnt have to HURT to Pay for Crafty Storage.!

Hopes this helps will a crafty storage solution under $100.00 Come back Next week for Part 2.

Tell me your favorite crafty storage solution below! I love comments so I Hope you leave one Super big Hugs


Friday, October 18, 2013

FFF Anything but a Card Challenge Entry

Hi everyone Its FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY, and Ive decided to do the Anything but a card challenge, whoo hoo, I used the Greeting Farm Creepin Crew Tyler Stamp I so love the image is copic colored and fussy cut out I put a scrap piece of Georgia Pacific white Card Stock behind the image to show him off and I used a dollar studio sentiment stamp YOU ROCK for this Book Mark . I also used the Zany Crafting Pad from Little Miss Matched... I tried to keep it simple and have Tyler as the Focal Point Hope you like.

I love the fun colors for the book mark...

hope you do too..

This reminds me of my Personal Rock Star
John aka (Johnny Soco) lol 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall Thank You Card

Hi EVERYONE, whoo hooo! Fall is definately here in Kentucky.... My husband is still in Afghanistan so no one to through fall leaves at or I should say through and then run away fast from heheheh... Just Kidding....

The weather is cooling down and There isnt a day that goes by that I am not thankful for all YAHWEH has blessed me with... and I cant say THANK YOU enough to all the wonderul friends that I have made during Deployment time.. SO Ive started on my thank you.. hehehe slowly getting there..but Ive started..

now this card is entered in several challenges:

The Greeting Farm Hats Where its at Challenge

Loves Rubber Stamps #74Fall Leaves or Pumpkins Challenge

Markerpop Anything Goes #32 Challenge

Oozak Anything goes challenge


Anyone For Anya monochromatic challenge..

Id like to thank everyone for allowing me to enter my card in Mulitple challenges. Thank you!

Ok ON to the recipe:

The Envelope card is a Studio G base that is layered with Manila Envelope Scraps then with the Fall Leave Scrapbook Paper from the Paper Studio Four Season Paper Stack. The Greeting Farm Image is Stamped out with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink on white Georgia Pacific card Stock , it is Copic Colored with Fal Colors and then Fussy cut out. The pumpkin Stickers are from Michaels and the Kraft Tag was gifted to me after I made a purchase on Ebay.. I used my Elmers Permanent Double Sided tape which I love and get from Ollies.. So I hope you all like my projects. I think Riley the Greeting Farm Image Stamp I used is just super cute.. she has long sleeves for fall a cute hate and ready to play in some leaves and pumpkins lol...

Thanks for Stopping by and checking out my blog Have an AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL FALL .. SUPER BIG HUGS


Ps .. Id love if you left me some blog loving and a sweet comment or two lol ...!

I think she is super cute! love how it came out! 

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Friendly Crafters on FB Tuesday Blog Event ~ New Technique for me

Hi Everyone, Its Tuesday YAY, for those of us in the USA, we just had Columbus day so alot of places were closed , families were home resting and savoring the warm weather...

I was at home trying to get my MOJO back yes I hadnt been feeling my self so I am back. I got a few questions on the chocolate card I made.. I saw this technique on one of the projects featured in my Favorite Craft Magazine, Magnolia INK ... Love love love that magazine... So here is how I achieved the look. I havent mastered the blue but I am working on it.. first you stamp out your image, I use Georgia Pacific White Card stock 110lb from Walmart, because that is what I can Afford and is closest to me lol... Next I use my Tuxedo Black Momento Ink. I use this because it doesnt stain my copics yes COPIC SKETCH MARKERS. They are my fav... I took the brown and cream families and did alot of shading and blending...

for the blue I did the same thing I am still working on the hair..coloring...

here is the link to the blog event :

so here we go...

Hope you like

Start out with a stamped image, and I am trying this with shade of blue Copic Sketch Markers and 0 the colorless blender too...

outline with the darkest color I used E 29 Burnt Umber

Then I used my next darkest color E18 copper

outlining with Copic Sketch Marker E39

Overlapping and trying to blend togethter wit E11

Using E00 to blend a little more from the dark to the light color

Going over  with E11

Next blending with  E13, the skin is E00 ,the cheeks are E11 and E13 No pinks used at all I know right AMAZING , Hair is E29, E39, E00 E37 and E11

More blending with the lighter shades 

then I lined again with the dark color see how Ive blended it into the paper

you can blend it to meet your taste 

the finished image I added some dark and light to the envelopes, and this was using all Brown, and cream copic sketch markers... 

Hope you like my step by step to show you how I colored and blended to give the dark chocolate blend technique..

I am still learning but I thought for those who want to try it i thought Id show how simple it was...

Thanks for taking a peak

and hope you leave me a sweet comment..

Friday, October 11, 2013

TGF FFF For the Boys Challenge

Hi Everyone, Youd think with Me having 5 Boys and a husband Id be able to just whip out some boy cards, in actuality I struggle with Masculine cards.. ALOT lol.. I usually just pink frills and pearls... so boy cards and tags I struggle with .. Every now and then I get a bright light and an Amazing Ideas pops out.. and every now and then the idea is so so lol...

So I made this Boy Tag using a RETIRED stamp Soldier Ian, just to say thank you to My Boy Ronald who is deployed and serving in Afghanistan as well as my husband John. I also thru in a few pics of My 5 Boys who have grown up to be A wonderful Father and Airman ,the other A Welder and student, Soldiers / FireFighter ,Combat Medic and another Air Traffic Control, and my youngest son a Student and Adventure World Traveler.....and of course the best sons any MOM could hope for. Raymond, Kenny Jr, Jacob, Ronald and Zjon are just wonderful sons/boys who have grown up to be amazing MEN.

I thought this thank you  was well deserved...

I hope you like the image I fussy cut out and copic colored for my Boys challenge .. I think he is just adorable..



Raymond My oldest son, then Ronald the 4th & Jacob the 3rd oldest son.
they clean up nicely lol

Zjon Rob, the student & Adventure World Traveler 

My Oldest Raymond & Maleah my Grandaughter baking bday cupcakes for his wife Krystal.

My Son Ronald the air traffic controller in Afghanistan

Kenny Jr he is a EMT/Firefighter Combat Medic

Hope you like my Tag for the Boys Challenge...

Tag Ill be sending in the care package for my Son Ronald 

My Husband John Who I love deeply

Yep All My boys lol hope you liked the share! Hugs 

GVT Challenge Card

I loved the Holidays,with Snowflakes and gingerbread with friends and family here with Winter Cheer,  just around the corner.

This Challenge made me stop and think the colors and things I love during Holiday time. I think I love whites and blues and my husband home lol this last year I did purple and gold because he is from Louisianna and his team in LSU and that is what there colors are...

So Since I am from Colorado originally I am used to White trees not green lol... So I went with a white and blue color Pallet with Snowflakes for this challenge...

I used Holiday Anya She is just super cute the Spellbinder and some blue Studio G  scrapbook paper and a studio g embossed 5x5 card base.. I copic colored and fussy cut my image out.. Hope you Like I think she is super cute for this CAS card..

Thanks for stopping by.. Hugs


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The FB Friendly Crafters Blog Tuesday Blog Event & EXCITING NEWS

Hi Everyone Its Tuesday Blog Event whoo hoo Super excited to going ahead and do a few shares below. Remember if you new to blogging  Try it out you might like it. Here on Google blogger  you can make a free blog and feature it every tuesday On Facebook . This is a great way to document your Art, Crafts, your zibbet and etsy store Products or even a Crafty Adventure... So I really Hope you give it a try... Please scroll down I have a few Challenge Card Entries on My blog that Id love for you all to Critic.. Also I have  EXCITING NEWS.....


Crafty Academy Awards
Congratulations! you have been nominated by your peers for the Crafty Academy Awards. The award show will air on November 02, 2013 on YouTube.
You have been nominated for the following:
Best Cards, Miss Congeniality, and Referring the most people

This is a fun way to recognize some of the crafters that inspire each and everyone of us. Please make sure to cast your vote before midnight on November 01, 2013. You may submit your vote by sending me a personal message. I have listed the categories for your convenience. I have also attached the video outlining the details. I hope you decide to participate by casting your vote and tuning in for the announcement of the winners on November 02, 2013.

Here are the categories:
Best Tutorials
Best Mixed Media
Best Layouts
Best Cards
Best Online Store
Best Hauls
Miss Congeniality

Altered Projects:
Best Shabby Chic
Best Steam Punk/Grunge

Thanks again and congratulations!
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This video is regarding your input for the Crafty Academy Award Show.

Please refer to the link for details:
Here is the link to the original video. Categories listed below.

Best Tutorials
Best Mixed Media
Sent to: nurselarelle

THANK YOU EVERYONE ! it is just an honor to be nominated! Super excited! 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

TGF FFF Terrific Tags Challenge

Ok This friday they came out with a fun challenge over at the Greeting farm whoo hoo I just love all there challenges. So this weeks challege is to make a terrific tag, for the last few projects I have been PINK FREE so guess what,,, I made a pink tag using Recollections Pink Card stock from Micheals, The Geisha Anya I love her she is just so cute, I copic colored her and I used a decorative oval spell binder die cut and copic colored and fussy cut here out. Instead of using fabric ribbon I used some curling ribbon for extra flair . This is a CAS card and to give it a cute border i used the Tim Holtz butterfly die.. So here it is hope you play along


Thursday, October 3, 2013

MFTWS Challenge # 144

Hi everyone just trying something new, I got a new stamp from Loves Rubber Stamps when I was the Semptember Guest designer So I wanted to used my Always where a smile Stamp from MFT...

I used the sketch 114 from the Wednesday Stamp club newsletter  Email That sent me telling me about there amazing Challenges....

So hope you like my Thank you for making me feel beautiful!


Hope you like my little card, its something different I am stepping out of my comfort zone lol...

super big hugs..Larelle-Susanne