Sunday, December 25, 2016


     Wheeeee!  Just wanted to stop by and wish all of my friends and family, a very Merry Christmas!  Blessing to all of you and I hope that you are enjoying the company of those you hold dearest.

Mary Anne and Family

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Frosty Holiday.

     I have finally made an appearance on my blog!  Sorry about that, I am behind on just about everything this holiday season.  Guess some years you have to cut yourself some slack!

     Today I would like to enter a card over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  Ice Inspiration!

     This card uses a white card base, and pieces of Bazzill pre-embossed reversible card stock.  I stamped images from Impression Obsession on to water color paper and colored with my waterbrush.  The sentiment is a older rub on I found in my stash, and sparkle was added with diamond Stickles, sequins and tiny gems.

     Hope that everyone is moving forward with their holiday chore.  Enjoy the prep!

Friday, November 11, 2016


     This week my card is a perfect example of how I like to combine stamps from different companies.  My owl is from Hero Arts.  The framed sentiment is from Unity Stamps.  The wood background is All Night Media.  This lovely plaid paper is from Bo Bunny, I do believe.  The die cut branch is from Memory Box.  I added Glossy Accents for a little sparkle.  My inks are Distress and Copic Marker.  I used one of my older oak leaf punches out of the designer plaid, as embellishments.

     I will be entering this card at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Thanks/Thanksgiving.

I would Also like to enter this at the Mod Squad Challenge-Thankful.

Last but not least, I would like to take this playful owl over to Pixie's Snippets Playground #254, where it is all snippets, all the time!

     Today is also Veteran's Day, and I would like to thank all of our service persons, past and present, for their service.  God bless you all.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Thinking of You

     Here is a quick little entry for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is thinking of you.  I used my Stamps by Judith and lots of tid bits to pull it all together.  My papers are K & Co. and the inks used are Memento and Copic markers.  Also used a few embellishments from my desktop.  They are sequins, twine, pearls, mini flowers and an MS butterfly punch.

     Have a wonderful fall weekend, everyone!

Friday, November 4, 2016

It Really Looks Like Fall!

     I think fall is the perfect time to day dream.  I love to look out the windows and watch the leaves drift down one by one.  Although the temps have been a little weird, going up and down from heavy frost to 80 degrees, there are some pretty colors to be see.

     Today's card is a little off the mark, using un-traditional colors!  I decided to use blue, orange and teal in SU! inks.  My stamps are from Unity KOM of August 2013.  I fussy cut my leaves and popped them up.  I was thrilled when I found the perfect shade of washi tape to add to my leafy background.  For embellishments I added a bow made of chenille and pretty toned sequins.

I would like to enter this card for:

Double D Challenges  Harvest Blessings/Give Thanks

Color Q Challenge#366

Little Red Wagon # 366 Happy Fall Y'all.  They have great challenges!

     Enjoy yourself, and this gorgeous blessing of a fall!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Making a Scene!

     I think, if I had to choose my very favorite way you make a card, it would be to create a scene.  Today I have a card for you where I did exactly that.

The things I used:

Card stock:  kraft, mustard, and white
Stamps:  Crazy Birds by TH, Outhouse stamp by Rubber Cottage.  Sentiment is unknown.
Inks:  Distress Inks, Copic markers
Extras:  Glossy Accents

     I would like to enter this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where it is Anything Goes week.

     The weeks are just zooming by, and before long we will be in full blown holiday mode.  Please enjoy a great Fall weekend!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Think Pink!

     Behold the use of pink.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of those who have won, lost or are still fighting their battle, I made this card.  It is CAS, using only a card base, one layer of designer paper, and a single SU! stamp set called Work of Art.  My inks are Distress Ink and Versafine for the sentiment.  A simple enamel heart is used to embellish.

     I will be entering this over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge called "Think Pink".

     We are seeing fallish weather this weekend, and I sure hope it motivates me to get some chores done around here.  What do you have planned?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I Love Plaid!

      This card was created for the Double D Challenge which is to use plaid.  Plaid gives everything a boost.  This is their inspiration photo.

     Here is the lineup of what was used:

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake from SU!, Lipstick Red from Gina K. Designs, White from Neenah
Inks:  Distress Inks in Fire Brick and Frayed Burlap
Stamps:  Background from SU! and sentiment from SU! Holiday Home.
Dies:  Deer from Penny Black, background circle from Gina Marie, love word from in'spire by SB.
Embellishments:  random red gems, courrigated scrap.

     I would also like to enter this card at Merry Monday Challenge #218 which is also Plaid.

     How can we possibly have temps in the high 80's?  Well it sounds like today will be the last
 of it.  I am seriously ready for fallish temps and pretty colors.  Have a wonderful Hump Day!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

I Just Keep Getting Lost.

     I keep promising to be more blog active, but it just does not seem to be working.  I decided today was the day to show a card I made this week.  The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Halloween Inspiration,  and they had some great inspiration!

     This card has quite the combo of paper, dies, and stamps.
Stamps:  Pumpkin is a very old PSX stamp that I love.  Sentiment is SU! set called Tags for You.
Dies: Lawn Fawn stitched leaves.
Paper:  kraft card and designer paper from We R Memory Keepers.
Inks:  Copic markers and Distress Inks.
Embellishments:  Glossy Accents and corrugated trim

     I would also like to enter this card at Double D Challenges, where the theme is Pumpkin Time.

     Also, Tuesday Throwdown #314 is Leaves.  I thought this would work!

     It is suppose to be another gorgeous fall day here in PA.  I hope to get out and enjoy!  My thoughts and prayers go out to the people who have or will be in the path of Matthew.  Please heed all warnings and value life over property.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Blog Hop....2016 Fall Coffee Lovers

     I made the gift tag for the Unity Show and Tell closed group. and was encouraged to enter it in the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, since Unity is a sponsor.  How wonderful to have found this!
     The stamps used are from the June 2014 KOM from Unity.  I used white embossing and water colors on my image, and the designer paper is from my stash.  Just a wee bit if sequins and bright blue ribbon finish it off..  Thought this would look great on a pound of special brew!

      Hope everyone is having a blessed day!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Let's Catch Up!

     Hi everyone!  It been a bit since I have posted.  I assume you are expecting a card, so here goes.  This was made from mostly items I found during my recent craft room purge.  Scraps, bits, digi's, and stamped images.  I made a retirement card for my stash.  Had to get my feet wet some how.  I find it hard to get back into stamping once I take a break, how about you?

     The dies I used are my new seaweed die from Gina Marie and my stitched rectangles from MFT.  I used a new sequins assortment from Little Things from Lucy's Cards.  I was inspired by the glitz you see when the sand is dry on the beach.

     The reason I was absent is due to a makeover in my craft room.  It was a rough few weeks of trying to decide what stays and what goes.  Only thing that made it easier is that I donated to an adult daycare so they can be creative.  I am pleased and my DD and DH deserve all the credit in the world for pushing me along.

      I also want to update on my Jessie Girl and her surgery, since everyone was very kind and asking about her.  She is still wearing a blow up tube around her neck, since she is is being stubborn and insists she is going to lick if we remove it.  Just a tiny spot yet and a good bath will be wonderful for all concerned... LOL....phew!  She is as sick of this as we are.

     Thanks for stopping by and I promise to be a little more regular with posts!  Also, happy first day of fall!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Whole Bunch of "Who Knows"!

     As I have said a zillion times before, I have so many unmounted stamps that I have no clue of the maker.  This was a huge ebay buy from years ago.  I like to give credit, but I am at a loss when I use these stamps.  The unmounted's include the bowl with scene, the sea horse, and the school of fish in the background.  The sentiment is digital and cut out by hand.  The embellishment are burlap and clear Dew Drops, Mounting foam and designer paper from my scrap bin, finish this project.  I just thought it was too pretty not to share.

     I will take this card over to Pixie's Snippets Playground #243, where it is snippets all the time!

     On not such a happy note, can I please ask for prayers for our 8 1/2 yr. old Black Lab, Jessie Girl.  She had a cancer diagnosis yesterday and will be facing surgery very soon.  She is such a sweet girl and was an absolute angel while they poked and prodded.