Thursday, June 23, 2016


     Here is my entry for the Little Red Wagon Challenge #347.  This round it is called Kraft-Tastic, and we get to use kraft paper.

My supply list:

Paper:  Neenah ivory card, Recollections kraft, designer paper is Cratepaper Restoration Collection
Embossing: brick wall by Sizzix
Stamps: leaves are SU! from Watercolor Garden II, Sentiment is Hot Off The Press
Punch: small circle, SU!, sentiment base is from EK Success
Dies:  Spellbinders Anemone Flower Topper\
Inks:  Distress Ink
Embellishments:  small enamel dots and satin cocoa ribbon

     We are expecting some much needed rain today, but they have not been getting it right lately.  Hope life is in relaxation mode for you all.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Good Old Summertime!

     Today is the first day of Summer, and the temps are holding true as they zoom into the 90's.  This is a card I made recently for my GS as he prepared to spend a week at the beach. Just had to slip him a little boardwalk cash!  I found this adorable pre-colored image in my stash.  I added clouds and sand with Art Impressions stamps and a stitched sun from Lil Inkers.  I used SU! inks to sponge the background.

     Here is a picture of the real think as he romps the beach with his cousins.  So sweet!

I could not find any challenges to add this to, but I thought it was too cute not to share.  Hope all the father's had a relaxing day, yesterday.  Start your week with a smile and thanks for the visit.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Animal Magic

Here is a sunny card for a rainy day, here in PA.  This week, the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is called Animal Magic.  I just adore animal stamps!  Here is a list of what I used.

Stamps:  Doggie from Inky Antics
Dies:  Stitched sun, clouds, and rectangle are from Lil Inker
Paper:  Yellow card base, water color paper, and a scrap of coordinating designer paper
Punch:  MS fence
Epoxy sentiment and butterfly from Heidi Swapp

Have a great day, my friends!  May the sun be shining wherever you are!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Using My Snippets!

     Happy Tuesday morning, friends.  Today I have a card for you that uses a mess of leftovers from my desk.  It is funny how all of a sudden you realize that you have been working in the same color family for a bit!  LOL!  Here is a card I would like to take over to Pixie's Snippets Playground for Challenge # 233.  

     This card came about as I needed a good luck send off  for a sweet lady at work.  She helps with the student program we are involved with at work.  She is just not sure she will be back next year, so I did not want to miss the op to tell her she is appreciated.

     The background was created with strips of designer papers on an ivory card base.  My fish is a digi image from "color pages for mom", found on Pinterest. It was colored with Copic markers and I added sparkle with a stardust pen.  My sentiment is nameless, but I stamped with Distress Ink on an ivory punched, scalloped oval and popped up after doing some piercing.  There are ivory flowers with SU! centers, which I also inked, and Dew Drops as bubbles coming from my fish.  I added some pretty cotton lace that was given to me ages ago by my friend Carol, to add a little bit of different texture.

     That is it for me!  Off to work early, and home again for more fun!  We have been having a small run of nice, cooler weather, and it is quite enjoyable!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wedding Theme

     Here is a card which I created for the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge and their theme of Wedding.  At Cuttlebug Mania, the requirement is to use a manual die cut machine.  Since I use my Cuttlebug for everything, this was not a problem.  My dies used are Lawn Fawn's Stitched Scalloped Borders, and Gina Marie's Flourished Swans.  They were a surprise giftie from a dear friend!

     My sentiment stamp is an unknown and my papers are all from my stash.  I used Vintage Photo DI to stamp and sponge my edges.  There is a Want 2 Scrap gem swirl to add a bit of bling.

     You may just see me again today.  It is extremely warm, and although my hubby keeps asking me what I would like to do today, I think I shall stay in and be cool!  Thanks for the visit!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Two Cards, Two Challenges!

     Let me start with a simple card for Cards 4 Guys # 123.  Their challenge is Fathers Day.

Here is what was used:
White and navy card stock
Stamps: SU! older set called Seaside, and a Father's Day sentiment from MSE set called Father's                       Day Innies and Outties
Inks: Memento pads and reinkers in Danube Blue and Potters Clay

     The sponged background was made using the re-inkes on baby wipes with a dab dab.  Images were fussy cut and popped up.

     My second card is for Little Red Wagon #345 Tag You're It!  This card had lots of steps but was so much fun to create.  I recently borrowed some older stamp sets from my DD.  They are There She Goes stamps. I believe this company is not longer in business.

Papers:  White and purple card stock, and light purple vellum
Stamps:  TSG set called Garden of Friends
Dies: In'spire dies by SB  called Celebration Two.  Also Fanciful Flourish from Cheery Lynn
Inks:  Distress Inks in Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint
Embellishments:  Washi Tape, wrinkle ribbon, glitter gems

     The background was created with the flower stamp  and then run through the Cuttlebug with the swirl embossing folder.

     Thanks so much for visiting and I have a great second half to you're week!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Those Silly Birds!

     Here is another card I created using scraps from my desktop and those wonderful, zany Bird Crazy stamps!  This card starts with a kraft base which I stenciled with Distress Ink and a gear stencil from The Crafter's Workshop.  There are 2 more layered panels stenciled with the same and embossed with a dotted swiss folder.  The actual gears are created from the same scraps and popped up for dimension. Those are made with Spellbinder dies.  I computer generated the sentiment and hand boxed each word.  I added the hat to my bird using the accessories stamp kit, and glazed his goofy eyes with crystal accents.  I get very excited when there is a masculine card to add to my stash!

     I would like to enter this  at Just Us Girls # 346 Birds, also at Pixie's Snippets Playground #232, where we always use our snippets!  Also, Cards in Envy has a challenge for No Girls Allowed that this might fit into.

     Another week has come and gone, and the spring is sliding into summer.  Hope all is well in your neck of the woods and you enjoy the week ahead.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Butterfly Challenge #55

     Here is a card that I created for my DD on Mother's Day.  I just thought it was so pretty I wanted to share.  The challenge at Butterfly Challenge is the letter A is for Apricot or Aperture.  I am going with the Apricot!

     This list is what was used.  Designer polka dot paper, and a digital piece with flutterbys that I printed. That was found on Pinterest.  I used a stitched oval die from MFT, which was watercolored.  The butterfly is a new die from Gina Marie, which was also watercolored.  The sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps, and is an oldie.  I am just unsure of the black flowers I stamped, but I found that they were an older set from SU! called Stem Silhouettes.

     Thanks for taking a look, and I hope You are having a fabulous week!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Use a Unity Itty Bitty

      This week the challenge on FB for Unity is to use an Itty Bitty stamp set.  In this case, I had to use 2, since the one that inspired me did not have a sentiment.  I stamped my rocket ship on blue card stock using VersaMark and sprinkled with silver embossing powder.  I found scraps of printed designer paper to paper piece the flames and parts of the rocket.  I added Glossy Accents to the porthole.  My white panel is the negative from cutting out a stitched oval.  I distressed the edges with Faded Jeans DI.  I added some crystal stars, and mounted the panel on a piece of embossed orange with white core, using a sizzix embossing folder.  Lastly is an A2 piece of paper from Imaginisce.

      The 2 Itty Bitty sets are called You Did It and Up, Up and Away.

      Thanks for the visit, and I hope this holiday weekend was all that you hoped for.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!

     Here is to the beginning of a lovely Memorial weekend.  Hope if you have big plans, that they go off without a hitch.  Mine is going to be a bit hectic, so I wanted to get a post up before I don't get back here.

     This is a birthday card that I created for my very best girlfriend's birthday, last week.  We have been friends for 41 years now.  If it were not for her and her DH, I would have never met my hubby!  She is the best, and is that person you can count on at the drop of a hat.

     This was made with all scraps of paper, and even the ribbon is a snip.  I used a small SB die for the sentiment panel and the sentiment is from D.O.T.S..  Do you remember them?  Probably one of the very first stamps I bought!  I outlined inside the die with a Marvy marker.  As for the balloons, they are SU! stamps from a set called Balloon Celebrations, and they were punched with the new balloon punch from SU.  I added a few coordinating sequins for sparkle.  I am truly in love with this color combo.

     I will be taking this over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes.
Also to Pixie's Snippets Playground #230, where it is all snippets, all the time!

     Thanks for the visit, and have a great, safe holiday weekend.

Friday, May 20, 2016

A Unity Girl Card

     The Show and Tell Challenge on FB for Unity, this week, is to use any Unity girl stamp.  This pretty lady is from the December of 2014 Kit of the Month.

     I stamped her on watercolor paper using Stazon , and went to town coloring her with my water  color pens from Spectrum Aqua.  The card base is Bazzill with a layer of designer paper from MME.  I added punched hearts, aqua brads, some delicate lace and a touch of Stickles for a frosty feel.

     Am I crazy for working with a chilly weather stamp?  Hey the way it has been going, you just don't know!  I appreciate the visit.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Blooming Fun!

     I try to do Little Red Wagon's Challenge whenever I can, and this week it is #342, Blooming Fun.  It says to use flowers all different ways, including floral paper and embellishments.  That is exactly what I did.  I started with a kraft base, added a scrap of a pretty floral designer paper from my bin, and added 2 rows of a soft plaid, satin ribbon to break it up.  My large embellishment is a gift from my dear friend Carol, and is made by Prima.  My sentiment are Tim Holtz word dies and I inked them with Distress Ink for a faded look.

     I see sun outside, so this may be a good day.  The gloomies have had everyone in a funk!  If you took the time to visit, I appreciate it.