Thursday, July 19, 2018

Coffee, Tea or........

     As I was surfing challenges, yesterday, I came across the newest challenge at Double D Challenges.  This time the theme is "Tea and or Coffee".  That one got the juices flowing!

     Starting with a white base, I added a layer of designer paper from Bo Bunny and their Early Bird Collection.  I cut 2 lacy borders from an Ebay die, as well as my new cup stack die.  The soft aqua card stock is textured and from Bazzill.  The other border was sponged with Grapefruit Grove ink from SU.  My fishtail die is from Gina Marie and was sponged with Pool Party ink.  I paper pieced my cups with die cut scraps.  My sentiment is from stamps by Judith, and a small satin bow in a matching color was added to the corner. 

     I have enjoyed the last couple days, and tomorrow I will return to work awaiting my next stretch of time off.  I do appreciate your visit, and I hope you are having a good week.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lovin' This Frog!

     Happy Hump Day, and what a pretty day it is!  We went from 103 to low 80's with no humidity.  Quite enjoyable.  Today I getting a bit of an early jump on this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch.  It is # 462, and I think I did okay with it.

      First I used an adorable frog, pre-colored image from Laurie.  I printed and cut it out with a Gina Marie stitched circle die.  I used ink sponging with SU! inks in Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist to separate sky and ground.  I added some duck egg blue Nuvo drops.  My designer paper is all scraps, and the only one I know is the wood paper from JoAnn's Fabric.  My base is 110 lb white card.  As for the sentiment, it is from Marks of Distinction 1991.... yep a real oldie.

     Hope you enjoy this card and also enjoy the rest of your week!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Feed Me! #362

     I don't know about you, but one of my favorite things is when all the Summer fresh veggies come into the farm stands.  That is usually our Saturday morning ride!  My very favorite are juicy tomatoes.  That is what drew me to this great stamp set, when I bought it back in the day.  This card has been sitting in my post later folder for ages.  This challenge at Shopping Our Stash, made me drag it out and give it a final smile before posting.

     The stamp set is from the now closed store of Flourishes, and is called Italian Garden.  I started with a white card base, My next layer was embossed with an SU! embossing folder and then had it's corners rounded.  I used a Crafter's Companion corner die to create a lacy pattern.  Next, I cut 3 stitched circles in graduated sizes.  The dies were from Gina Marie.  After distressing the edges with ink, I used the 2 smaller ones for my sentiments.  The center was used to create my yummy tomatoes, which were colored with Copic markers.  I added a few foil butterflies and sequins for details.

     I would also like to enter this over at Pixie Snippets Playground, where Di is the perfect hostess.  This challenge requires you to use snippets and I did that for my background and circles.  That also includes that strip of veggie paper, which I never mentioned!

     Now that I made myself hungry, I do believe I go make myself a cheese and tomato omelet!  That is what I call eating well.  It is getting ready to storm here, and I must get ready for work.  Have a great finish to your weekend. and thanks for the visit!

Friday, July 13, 2018

TMS #461

     Happy Friday!  It seems it takes until Friday to get a card completed for the Tuesday Morning Sketches site.  It is Friday the 13th, besides!  Ugh!  So far it has been a nice calm day of crafting, and I am enjoying myself.

     My card starts with Night of Navy card base, with the next layer being from Bo Bunny's Early Bird Collection.  I used a Crafter's Companion, Parquet embossing folder for my small rectangle of navy.  The oval  was cut with a MFT Inside-Out Stitched Oval, and stamped with a sentiment from the Technique Tuesday set called Love You to Pieces.  My puzzle pieces are a corner stamp that is unmounted and I have had it for years.  I heat embossed it in black and colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut the pieces and heat embossed again with UTEE to give them a thick feel.  I have not used  my Ultra Thick Embossing Powder in ages, and it can make such fun embellishments.  My only other additions was some navy twine from American Crafts.

     Well, that is it for me today!  Hope whatever you have planned for this weekend, is fun!  I appreciate your visit, and hope to see you again soon.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Finally! This is a Double Header!

     It has been a few months since I have gotten to see my DD and family.  Felt like forever!  During that time,  my GS turned 5 and also graduated from pre-school.  I have been hoping to share the cards I created for both occasions. 

     First up is Brian's birthday card.  This was created with printed gaming papers and a stamp set by Pretty Cute Stamps called Game On.  I used a pierced oval die to showcase my #5.  I added some Glossy Accents to my controller and some green candy dots to go with the paper.  The Grandson stamp is from Anna Griffin. 

     My second card was  harboring a gift card for his Pre-School graduation.  I asked his mom what color the cap and gown were and she said she thought blue, so I went with it.  Turns out it was maroon!  Oops.  Another fun story with this, is that I sent hubby for the gift card and he came home so proud that he did not buy a plain generic one.  He found a Happy Birthday one.  Say what?  Another oops.  So you see, I am glad these are finally delivered.

     I cut a stitched postage rectangle die from white card stock and stamped these really cute graduation stamps, I found on Ebay.  The little boy was colored with Copic markers, placed back in the die and sponging was done with Tan ink.  The papers I used were from a masculine 8x8 pad from Memory Makers called Just Chillin.  My stars were cut from navy card scraps and are from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  I added crystal stars as well as pearlized star stick-ons, as accents.

     Well, that is my story and I am sticking to it.  Two things off my plate, and a fun weekend with half of my family.  Good times!  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 6, 2018

3 Cheers......

......for the red, white & blue!  This week the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is  the patriotic colors of our nation.  I did not get anything posted for the 4th of July, so I decided it was time to make something before it was too after the fact.

     I started with a white base and added a layer of Pebbles, Americana paper with a strip of MFT Tiny Check. Layers of doily edge dies in Red and Blue embossed dot Bazzill card stock were next.  My red rectangle was embossed with fireworks stamps from Stampendous, called Aaahsome Fireworks.  My sentiment is unmounted and unknown.  I sprinkled some red gems and gem stars for a little sparkle.

     Thanks for taking a look, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

TMS 460

     I tried my hand at the sketch challenge, this week, at Tuesday Morning Sketches #460.  As soon as I saw it I knew what stamp set I needed to use!

     My stamps are from  Inkadinkado's, Music Inchies.  They were cut with a small, square die from Classic Spellbinders.  The card base is Crumb Cake with a wood grain designer paper from JoAnn's.  I added a music staff swash and a smaller sentiment from SU.  I had some teeny tiny black stars, which I added to the corners.  So glad I had an idea, as I have missed playing there the last couple weeks.

     Happy 4th of July!  Hope you have an enjoyable day

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Monochromatic Critter!

     Today I am sharing a card which I made a bit ago, but never posted.  So glad I keep them in a file and delete once used.  It makes it easier to keep track.  How do you do it?

      I use to be hooked on the line of stamps created by Lindy's Stamp Gang.  They have such great personality!  This is from a set of stamps called "The Line of Bull".

     My papers are kraft, white which I embossed and stamped, and a scrap of designer paper from my bin.  My Darice EF was inked to show depth.  I used a stitched oval die from MFT,  (which I have since lost :(  ),  and a length of Paper Frills edging by Doodlebug.

     I would like to enter this card at Use Your Stuff, which has us doing monochromatic,  Also loading this at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #16, must have a critter.  A friend has just become part of their design team, and I have never played there, so figured I would support.

     It is still over 100 degrees, here in PA.  Not much energy in these temps.  Crafting will just have to do!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Class Clown!

     The newest  challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #269 , is Anything Goes with the option of Back to School.  I know some children go back really early, but most of our schools just got out last week. The snow days had to be made up.

     The card starts with a white base and designer papers from a collection called Bloom by Crate Paper.  I used 2 Spellbinder die sets.  One is Blossom and the other is Standard Circles Sm..  My House Mouse stamp used is called Class Clown.  My sentiment is from a Hero Arts set.  I added Nuvo drops and some stamped dots from a Judith stubby, to create my background.  There was also distressing done with a dirty blue sponge... LOL.  There could be any color on there!  My last embellishment is a piece of yellow twine with a couple school themed charms, which I attached with Glue Dots.  There is an apple and a chalk board with a math problem.  I am trying to use these things in my stash, more and more.

     It was great fun to create and I am hoping the background is not too girly, so I can send it to my GS.  It was so nice to have a day off with the sun shining and blue skies.  Have a happy Tuesday!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Bright and Cheerful!

     That is the name of this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge... Bright and Cheerful!  That was what came to mind when I was creating this card.  I thought it would brighten someone's day.

     To create the card, I used a white base with a layer of Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper.  I just love this paper and could purchase over and over again.  I did the corner treatment with a quarter of a paper doily, an SU! scalloped punch and flower w/ a beaded center.  I also added a row of white ric rac beneath my image.  I pulled out an old Hero Arts wood mounted set called Birthday Cupcakes, and white heat embossed my image.  I went to town water coloring it with my SAI w.c. brush pens.  My sentiment is from Stampendous and their Life Words set.  A few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caribbean Ocean color, finished it off.

     This is one of my very favorite cards I made this week, so I hope it made you smile.  Sounds like an on and off rainy weekend, so if I am not at work, I will be creating! 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Millie Mouse.

     Woo Hoo, the weekend is almost upon us!  How is that even possible?  I worked second shift, yesterday, and I am feeling like a slug this morning.  Even my flow of coffee is not helping.  I decided to get my weekly share for Tuesday Morning Sketches #458 posted, before time gets away from me.

     I decided to use a stamp set by Inky Antics, called Millie Mouse.  I just love this set cause the mouse is made in parts, and you can insert different things into her arms.  She also has different hats and such for the top of her head.  I opted for a bow.  I started with a base of Bazzill card stock with a layer of designer paper from Basic Grey's PB&J collection.  I then created some stitched oval die cuts, one in a yellow print and a white for my stamped design.  I sandwiched some blueberry dot ribbon from American Crafts and tied a bow.  My coloring was done with Copic markers, and for embellishments I added Glossy accents and a few yellow Nuvo Drops.

     Here is hoping you enjoy my creation!  If I can get my brain to wake up, I plan on doing more creating today!  Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day


     Just had to post the cards I sent out for Father's Day.  Anyone who knows us well, knows the Della our Doxie, loves her daddy, Jim.  So, I set out to find a cute Doxie image to make his card from.  I ended up using it for most of the cards I sent, since I loved it so much.  Look at that sweet face!

     I started with a red card base and added a layer that is embossed with a wood grain.  Next came my image, which is digital and was obtained on Pinterest.  I fancied it up with Glossy accents on the eyes, nose, and glasses.  My sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly.  I fussy cut the image and popped it with foam tape.  I found this scrap of red plaid to cut my banners from, and called the cards done.

      I would like to take this over to the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge, which is Father's Day.

     To all the dads out there, enjoy your special day.  It is going to be a warm one here in PA, so I am encouraging my guy to go out, early this morning, for a bit of fishing.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bee Happy!

     Today I have a card I made during the winter months, and never posted.  Today the Challenge # 450, at Little Red Wagon is called To Bee or not to Bee!  Well isn't that just perfect!  It paid off making spring goodies during the doom and gloom months.

     I am going to do my best to remember everything I used.  My card base is Lemon Drop for Gina K. Designs, with a white layer stamped using a SU! background stamp.  My flowers and deckle panels are both from Spellbinders, and my adorable stamp set is from Honey Bee Stamps, called Build A Bee.  I used distress Ink on the flowers, bee, and panels.  I also added a few scattered dots with a Stamps by Judith stubby stamps.  I added burlap ribbon, gold brads, and some Diamond Stickles to the bee's wings.

     Another gorgeous day here in PA.  I am taking it all in, since they are saying temps will be feeling in the 100's by Monday!  Yikes!  Our bodies are not made to do 50 degree drops and climbs like that.
Whatever you do this weekend, please enjoy.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Following a New Sketch.

      Happy Tuesday!  It was a pretty day, here in PA.  I had a little time before I went to work, this morning, and tried my hand at the new sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches # 457.  I may have taken a few liberties with it, but I think I got sort of close.

      I used navy card stock and some gingham paper from MFT.  I cut my printed image with a Gina Marie stitched circle die and inked the edge with Distress Ink.  I used a letter die to create my sentiment, and used a Diamond Press die to make the rays under my circle.  I could not leave it alone so I added some Impression Obsession gulls die cuts, and a few sticky gumdrops.

     Hope your week is perking along smoothly!  Thanks for spending a few minutes with me.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Boop, Boop A Doop!

     I had a young fellow working for me a time ago that said his mom was obsessed with Betty Boop.  When it was her birthday, he asked if I could come up with something for her.  That is how this card came to be.

     I started with an white base, and then added an embossed heart panel, which I rubbed with Unicorn White Ink by Hero Arts.  I divided the panel with a Lil Inkers stitched Diagonal die.  That was flanked with candy dots on either side.  Next came my printed image which I layered and started embellishing.  I used Glossy Accents on her jewelry and eyes.  Wink of Stella on the words, and then added die cut letters to spell MOM.  My final were 2 punched hearts, which I popped up.

     I am entering this over at Double D Challenges for their Teal and Red challenge.

     Hope everyone has fun things planned for this weekend.  Sounds like storms here, so I may just opt to got to work for a bit.  Whatever you do, please enjoy!

Friday, June 8, 2018

A Rose....

      Behold a creation that was made with a no brand embossing folder from Ebay.  I have made a few different colors, and added a few different sentiments from SU.  All of them came out so pretty, but I think this was a favorite combo.  I used sponge daubers and assorted Distress Inks which were applied to the raised area.  Gems were added to the centers of the tiny lavender posies. The polka dot paper is a scrap from my stash.  Simple but yet pretty.

     This will be entered at Little Red Wagon for their A Rose BY Any Other Name challenge.
I would also like to take this over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Wedding/Anniversary.
There was a request for me to link this up at the June Link Party at Crop Stop, also!

     I hope all is well in your little corner of the world.  It has been a long week here with a sick Doxie.  I am hoping things turn around today.  Sick doggies make me sad.  :(

Sunday, June 3, 2018

My GS Turns 5!

     How is this possible?  Wasn't he born just last week?  We are so proud of him and how good he has been the last few weeks as his mom and dad moved themselves to temporary housing.  Who would have ever thought their house would sell within 24 hours?  Yikes!

     His birthday was officially 5-31, and my DD sent these 3 photos of him with his cuppy surprise.  I love them so much, I decided to make a tri-fold to stand in our dining room, so I could enjoy it.

     I used Warm Cocoa card stock from Gina K Designs, and cut 2 A2 cards and overlapped the 2 panels.  Next I found this adorable sunflower paper in a collection by Jen Hadfield, called Warm and Cozy.  I printed and cut my photos with stitched oval dies, and centered on each panel.  I created sunflowers using the Lil Inker small stitched sun die, and added brown centers, punched with an SU punch.  The vertical HB die is unknown, and the 5 is cut with a Memory Box # die.

     I very rarely do any scrap booking these days, as I concentrate mostly on cards.  This was something special.  I would like to take this project over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, this week, it is Anything Goes.

     Thanks for letting me share this special moment, and I appreciate that you stopped by.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Beep, Beep!

     Hope everyone had a good weekend, as they reflected on friends and loved ones who have served our country.  I worked most of the weekend so now I am off and have some time to create. 

     I have a card that uses this adorable VW stamp set from Flora and Fauna, which I colored in Copic markers.  I used a cloud stencil edge to create my clouds with soft sky ink.  My dies are from Diamond Press.  The flowers have gems added as centers, and the Hello is triple cut and stacked, then covered in Glossy Accents and a fine sprinkle of  of glitter.  My papers are all scraps from my desk.  The light turquoise layer was embossed with a Sizzix plaid EF.  I made up my own design, instead of using an older sketch.

     This will be entered in the Tuesday Morning Sketches #455, Blank Canvas Challenge, and here are the rules for this week.

     Please have a good mid-week, and keep your eye on the weekend prize!  Thanks for the visit.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

TMS #454

     Good day to you!  The sun is shining and it looks like a lovely day.  After 13 days of rain and gloom, I think we are very deserving.

     Today I want to share a card I created for the Tuesday Morning Sketches #454.  I like this sketch since there is so much you can do with it.  I used a recently purchased Hero Arts set called It's Fiesta Time.  I think I  have a new favorite set!

     I started with a base of textured Bazzill card and then a layer of printed Fiesta paper.  I cut my rectangle with a Tonic die and embossed it with a Darice folder.  My images were stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  My sun is from Lil Inker.  I added a few sparkle gumdrops, and some Glossy Accents to the eyes, nose and tongue of my Chi-Chi.  The extra hat was cut from some of the left over paper.

I would also like to take this over to Little Red Wagon Challenge, called Under the Sun!
Also, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is use more than one stamp.

     Really hope this made you smile, and gave a boost to your day.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Bling, Bling!

     Today I have a card that is created for the current challenge at Double D Challenges.  The theme is Bling it up!  I thought about this for a couple days before setting to the task.  I decided to go with a three color pallet, and let the sentiment and background paper do the work.  Okay, I did think about the bling but going with those colors made it an easy choice. 

Here is what I used:

Papers:  Black and white card, printed fabric print from Pinterest.
Stamps:  Spring Sentiments by Stampendous
Dies and Punches:  Butterfly is Martha S.  and stitched Oval dies
Bling:  Stickles, pink 3mm gems and adhesive trim with st
ones, by Fabulous Finds

     This was a fun card to create!  Very appropriate for this morning, as I watch the Royal Wedding.  Did you see Meghan's tiara?  Wowzer!

Friday, May 18, 2018

For the Kids!

     I created this card awhile back to use for my sweet GS, and then I never used it.  When I saw this stamp set by Hero Arts, called Lil Hoot, I thought of all the great reasons I would have to create with it, and yet here it sits.  Well I am using it now!

     The challenge over at the Shopping Our Stash #354 site is For the Kids.  The papers are all snippets from my desk.  I use a couple strips of the Paper Frills from Doodlebug.  The coloring is done with Copic markers, and I added Glossy Accents to the eyes.

     I believe I will quickly make this card out and get it in the mail, with a small pack of stickers.  They are moving this up coming week, and being only 5, it is a bit confusing for him.  Have a great day, and thanks for the visit.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Doubling Up

     How is it possible for May to be half over?  Just so hard to believe!  I hope someone, somewhere is having nice weather, but as for us in PA, we are wet.

     I decided to play in a couple challenges, and I combined 2 for something different.  My card starts with a white base and a layer of printed design in yummy colors.  My flag panel is done with Bazzill card and embossed with a Sizzix folder.  My yellow flower border is a Paper Frill from Doodlebug.  The top spray is a vine die with Prima flowers, topped with clear gems.  My House Mouse stamp is called Two-Part Harmony.  The sentiment was purchased on Ebay, and is part of a set called Spring Sentiments by Stampendous.  Coloring was done with Copics.

     I will be taking this to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, which is Anything Goes with the option of flowers.  Also, my sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches # 453.

     I know my bird is a little far fetched, but hey, I had fun!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Playing with a Great Sketch!

     This week the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches #452, is a great one!  I was offered by Debbie Foster, part of the design team, and I enjoyed working with it.

     My card is an assortment of dies and stamps bought on Ebay, and papers by K & Co. card and mat pad, that I picked up at Tuesday Mornings. I added some Snug Hug seam binding for my knot.  I also added some gold sequins and a great gold and pearl brad from Pizzazz Aplenty for my flower center.

     I would also like to enter this at Shopping Our Stash #353 which is Chanson Papillon

     It is a glorious day in PA.  Plenty of sun and no humidity.  May have to go to the church fair up the street, this evening.  Storms are moving in for the rest of the weekend, so outside time may be hit or miss.  Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend, if you are a mom.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Mother's Day

     Here is a card I created using my favorite little critter in the whole wide world.  This stamp and die set was a gift from a dear friend for Christmas, and is made by Taylored Expressions.  One day I sat and cut and colored a pile of these little pooches, to use on assorted projects.

     My coloring is with Copic markers.  My sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set called Happy, Happy, Happy.  The cranberry card base was in a pack from Tuesday Mornings, and I cut a second to get enough to frame my sentiment.  I had a scrap of grass die lying on my desktop, so that was added to ground my pooch.  The rose paper was a gift from a magazine called Make Special Cards.  I used a die cut button and threaded it with twine from American Craft.

     I will be entering this over at the Shopping Our Stash Challenge #352, Mother's Day.

     Guess it is about that time to get all these Mom Day cards into the mail!  Yikes, that is if I want them to arrive on time!  Have a great beginning to your week.  Hope to be back soon.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

May Flowers

     Over on the  Double D Challenge Blog, the theme is May Flowers.  I must say, I had fun with this card.  I was playing with a few goodies that have arrived recently, including this pretty stencil, that I created my background with.  All was done in Distress Inks in the colors of Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers.

     I added some die cut daisies, vines, and a triangle sentiment panel.  My small orange flowers are SU mini punches.  The sentiment is also SU and is from the Sunshine Sayings set.  Diamond Stickles and matching blue gems were added for sparkle.

       The colors on their mood board were more on the pastel side, but living near a lake, you see flowers of all shades during the spring!  That is my answer, and I am sticking to it!

     Hope you have an enjoyable weekend.  Well will have temps in the 70's, which will be perfect for outside chores.

Friday, May 4, 2018


     I am happy to have found time to play along , this week, at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  They are on Sketch # 451, and It is a goodie!

     My base is 110lb. white card with a layer of Tranquil Sea from Gina K. Designs.  I found another fun scrap of designer paper in the stash my DD shared with me.  This has a sugared texture.  I thought about what to use for the corners, and decided on a Crafter's Companion corner Die-sire die.  That let the solid color peek through.  My center was created with a Spellbinder scalloped oval die which I sponged while still in the die, with Twisted Citron Distress Ink..  My fairy is from Ebay and I sparkled up her wings and added a gem to her hair.  I was not sure of a spray for under her, so I used that space for my sentiment, which is from SU.  I added mini flower punches, sponged with the same distress ink, and added tiny pearls.

     Happy Star Wars Day!  May the 4th be with you!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Animal Magic

     This card may have been made a bit ago, but it was never posted and I thought it would be cute for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, this week.  The theme is Animal Magic, so I wanted to use a card that I love.  This uses the MFT set called Up In the Air.

     I scrored and folded some blue card for my base.  That was from Bazzill.  I created an embossed layer with a folder by Darice.  My background was done with Distress Inks, and spritzed with water.  The coloring was done with Copic markers, and I added Diamond Stickles to sparkle up my clouds.

     That is my addition for today.  I am still looking for Spring.  It seems Summer showed up early.  Well, at least it is almost Friday!  Thank goodness for little blessings.  Enjoy!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Happened by Accident

     This card started out by me making a background with an old Hydrangea stamp and some watercolors.  I was not quite as pleased as I had hoped, so I started building on it.  My DD is in the process of packing to move, so she sent me her scraps and little unfinished elements.  I saw this loopy panel made with a Martha Stewart punch and decided to put that over my watercolor.  I sponged the edges to make it blend and added a sentiment by Hot Off the Press.

     It was then that I realized what a pretty sympathy card this could become.  I added vine dies on either side and used some SU mini punch flowers to the vines.  I centered a Adirondack chair from Impression Obsession, as my focal point.  There are a few gems added to the flowers as centers.

     I decided to take this over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Anything Goes, this week.  I also found that Repeat Impressions at The House That Stamps Built is an Anything Goes this week!

     I was happy at how this came out.  Always need a few of this type card to fall back on.  Using what is within reach also reduces clutter!  Yes I have desk clutter!  Thanks for the visit.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Little Bit of Watercolor.

     Since Distress Inks have come on the scene, it has made it much easier to create some fun watercolor backgrounds.  I made this card for Tuesday Morning Sketches #450, which this week is sketchless and looking for water coloring.  You also have the option to use an older sketch.

     I started with some Bristol Smooth watercolor paper, 3 blue inks, and a spray bottle.  The colors are Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers.  I chose the stamp set from SU called Thoughtful Branches.  Black stamping was done with Hero Arts Intense Black ink, and the white was done with Versamark and WOW white embossing powder.  My sentiment is stamped on a Gina Marie stitched circle.  My watercolor panel was then mounted on a white A2 card base.

     I am also a little sad that one of my favorite inspirations from the TMS design team is stepping down.  Best of luck in your new adventures, Janice! 

     Have a wonderful Thursday, and thanks for the fly by!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ahoy There!

     Today I have a card that I created for the challenge at Shopping Our Stash #350, called Yo Dude!  All those that think that Ahoy There is the same kind of greeting as Yo, Dude, raise your hand.  LOL!

     I looked and looked for a background with a bright moon, and ended up printing it from Pinterest.  I layered that on white and began building.  My cloud, fishing boat, and sea gull dies are all from Ebay.  The gulls were colored with Copic markers.  The windows on my boat were filled in with Glossy accents, and silver beads were added as accents.  All of the stamps used were from Sheena Douglass and her Sea View collection.  I stamped some waves with Unicorn White ink and did my sentiment with WOW embossing powder.  The inside says, Happy Birthday, Mate.

     Thanks for sharing your Sunday with me, and I hope to see you again real soon!

Friday, April 20, 2018


     Today I have a card that I made some time ago and never got to post.  I would like to enter this over at the Double D Challenge blog with the theme of Friendship.

     My card starts with a base of Bazzill textured green card stock and a splattered background I created with SU re-inkers!  My stamp set is from Fiskars called Perfect Blend.  This set was a gift from a dear stamping friend, who wanted to recycle it.  You never have enough coffee stamps, I say!I cut 2 sizes of stitched circles and used the solid as a base for my stamping.  My flowers were fussy cut from a scrap of designer paper.

     That is it for me today.  We made it to Friday!  YAY!  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


     Here we are, and it is Thursday, already!  This week, the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches is # 449, and is a bit of a CAS design.  Since I have trouble with CAS, I added a couple extra doo-dads!

     I used a stamp set called Bookworm from Clearly Besotted stamps, and an apple from Impression Obsession.  My card base is 110 lb. black from Michael's and I layered it with dp from Basic Grey's PB&J collection.  I miss you, Basic Grey!  I used Glossy Accents on the glasses and added a few silver half beads.

     My DGS is a book addict, so I thought this would be cute to send to him.  I have gotten away from reading, and sometimes I really miss it. 

     The weekend is within reach, and I hope everyone has something fun planned.  Thanks for stopping by.