Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome 2019!

          Here is to a year of health, wealth, and happiness!  Hope to get back in the groove real soon! 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Just a Quick Holiday Hello!

     I just wanted to stop by my blog today, to check on things.  The last couple of months have been crazy, to say the least.  Between us trying to find a retirement home, and my daughter purchasing a home from an annoying seller, life has been non stop.  Couple that with trying to work and purge, it's a total whirlwind.

     Since I don't want you to think I am doing zero crafting, I wanted to share a couple of quilt cards I created.  I did them with very random items and I can not remember most of them.  I love plaid, but since this was a 12x12 pattern, I did not think I would every get to use it.  I was quite surprised at how it worked out.

     Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday prep, and I hope to do a little more posting in the near future.  Sending warm wishes!

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Holidays are Flying By

     Morning!  Thought perhaps I should post a few of the Thanksgiving cards I have been making before I miss the holiday completely!  Hope everyone is well.

     The closest card uses some stamps by Chloe and stitched leaves from Lawn Fawn.  The card to the back is sporting an SU! background stamp and a pretty leaf die from Gina Marie.

     This next set is sporting a great sentiment from SU!, which was heat embossed, and a Martha Stewart 2 in 1 punch for the leaves.

     Just have not been feeling this blog lately, although I do love seeing all of you .  Bare with me, and I am sure I will get back to being regular, soon!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Sweet Wishes!

     I made a set of cards using this candy corn die I found at the end of last Halloween.  Can't seem to find it anywhere, this year.  It is a great way to use up scraps of paper and come up with a cute card to send.  Don't you just love that it is stitched?  My bats are a punch from EKSuccess.  The sentiment die is another unknown, but will be great for all those candy, cake, fruit type cards.  My twinkling star embellishment is from Recollections. 

     It is hard to believe that it is almost Friday, again.  I must not waste this day and get some chores run this morning.  Sounds like we have a miserable Nor-Easter headed this way for the weekend!  Thanks for the visit!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

My Project.

      Hi all!  As I slowly continue with my sympathy card project, I thought I better check in and do a little post.  I was playing with my Distress Inks and stencils the other day, and came up with different versions of these to add to the pile.  I used Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed and Tea Dye.  My unknown sentiment was stamped in soft suede and cut with MFT inside out stitched ovals.  I used some Nuvo Drops in yellow as my brad heads.  I have added inside panels to the top and bottom of the inside, as they do not want a sentiment and will be signed by nurses and staff.

     I haven't been posting as I did not figure most people would be thrilled with a rash of sympathy cards.  Hope all is well in your little part of the world, and I appreciate the visit.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Give Thanks.

Sorry I have been missing.  We are de-stashing our house for a move next year, and I have had family buzzing around and lots of household chores.  It leaves a person a little tired, but so worth the effort.

Today I have a card for the Shopping Our Stash Challenge #375 Giving Thanks.  I tried to get a jump on my Halloween and Thanksgiving cards, this year.  This card is one of my favorites.

It uses the stamp set called Thanksgiving Millie from Inky Antics.  I love the way she goes together and you can place different things in her arms.  She is also fun to color.  I also used some long neglected holiday washi tape, and metallic gold Nuvo Drops.

I would also like to enter this over at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #19.

Thanks for stopping by and may your week be perking along beautifully!

Thursday, September 27, 2018


     Oh, sweet fall!  I have been waiting for you so patiently.  The temps are looking to be in the 70's for the next week, hubby will be on vacation, and my energy should be at it's peak!

     Today I have a card to share that will be added to my Thanksgiving stash.  Wanted to get them finished because before long, it will be full blown Christmas mode!

     I made a tri-fold from SU! textured card stock and my stamping was done with Really Rust SU ink.  The stamps are from Unity Stamp Co. and their Kit of the Month from September 2014.  I love their pretty leaf border.  I die cut Lawn Fawn stitched leaves and added some rub on metallic gold paste.  Dark copper sequins are my embellishments.  I positioned my top Maple leaf so it is used to hook my center medallion and keep the card closed during shipping.

     I would like to enter this card for:

Cardz4Guyz #204 - Autumn/Fall Leaves

Little Red Wagon #465 - Falling Leaves

Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for the visit and enjoy the upcoming weekend!

     This card made top 3.  Woo Hoo!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

SOS 372- Welcome Home.

     Here is a card I created for my niece, when she moved to Texas, last year.  She met a guy, fell in love and moved back to his roots.  So far they have bought a huge ranch, and last weekend they married.  I get goosebumps just thinking how exciting her life has been!  She is been on my mind, and when I saw the challenge at Shopping Our Stash, this card came to mind.  Welcome home, indeed!

     Talk about stash!  Started with a layer of kraft, added a layer of designer paper with wood and butterflies, I use 2 ancient embossing folders, and some good old Jolee's embellishments.  I covered the rustic, Bluebonnets, a good old belt buckle and the Texas flag.  Now that is how you spell home!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.  The temps are getting super nice, and it makes you feel alive!  Thanks for stopping by.

     This came in in the Top 3!  Thanks!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #470

     I had a little time left before work, today, and decided to try my hand at the sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I have not gotten to play for a few weeks, as I am having trouble with my hands. 

     I recently purchased a set of stamps from Sugar Pea, called Indian Summer.  I just love the sentiments and sweet critters!  This starts with a white base and a scrap of Bazzill textured card stock. My spotted designer paper is from We R Memory Keepers, Happy Camper collection.  I loved the fall colors.  I stamped my sentiment and image with Memento inks, and colored with Copic markers.  I cut my circles with a set of nesting jagged edge dies.  For embellishments, I added enamel dots in assorted colors.

  As the south still battles Florence, I pray for all people who are suffering through this great hardship.  Here in PA, we are so lucky to have missed the wrath of this storm.  Hang tough!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

All At Sea

     Here is a card created for this weeks challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  It is Challenge 203, and is called All At Sea.  Collecting beachy/ocean stamp is like a hobby all it's own.  They totally fascinate me!

     This card started with white and a turquoise card stock from Bazzill.  I stamped an ocean scene background stamp and a sentiment.  My message in a bottle is a stamp from Sheena Douglass.  I slit the wave and tucked it in  All are colored with Copic markers, and I used Glossy Accents and Diamond Stickles, for sparkle.  It still needed something so I cut and add some Impression Obsession sea gulls.

     To all of our friends on the southern east coast, please heed all warnings and insure your family's safety.  Look like we may get lucky here in PA, but we all need  to keep an ear on reports.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Color Fun!

     This is my second post for today!  I saw the Challenge at Shopping Our Stash #370 which is Crazy for Coloring, and had to give it a go.  I had so much fun, that I made a twin!  I not only colored with Copic markers, I brought out my neglected chalks and added them, also.  I used them for my ground and background to get a soft look.

     My stamps were bought years ago, and they have a companion pair which is a wee bit naughty.  They have to do with a Full Moon.... but I avoided using them!  LOL!  I just love the way all the colors popped!  My die cut stitched ovals also have touches of chalk, over the Sizzix embossing.

     Hoping that this week is a little less hectic and I can get more of my Halloween cards finished.  I have to chuckle cause we may be in the path of a hurricane for the end of the week.  I will be lucky if I have power!  Thanks for stopping back!

Vroom, Vroom!

     Here we are at the weekend, again!  Wow it was a crazy, fast week!  Today I am going to do a little bit of catch up and post a couple times.  First on the agenda is a card that I made for an order.  A sweet lady at work, always asks me to make cards for her grands.  This one is for her GS Cooper, who seems to always have a Hot Wheel car in his pocket!

     When I saw the challenge over at Double D Challenges, called "Let's Pop A Wheelie", I knew this card was made for it!  This started with a black card base and a sheet of designer paper from Momenta, which is foiled and is called Accelerate!  How perfect is that?  I cut a MFT oval and sponged with blue.  My little cars are unmounted stamps which came in a collection I purchased and I am clueless to the maker.  Those I colored with Copic markers and added Glossy Accents to the windows. Next came the all important 4th,which I added to my oval.  I had a little banner die cut laying around, and applied die cut letters, evenly across it.  I did not like them in plain white, so I went back and used a ruler to make them 2 toned, evenly.  A few green jelly dots balanced thing out.

     I was pleased, she was please and I am glad I got to share!  Thanks for the visit, and check back later.