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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dragonfly Dreams.

     Today I have a card that uses a SU! set called Dragonfly Dreams.  This is a great set with awesome sentiments!  The card was created by using things from my scrap bin, including a negative from a rectangular postage edge die cut that was stamped with Midnight Muse and Baja Breeze inks, and turned into a frame.  My dragonfly was stamped directly to the striped paper and Diamond Stickles were added to the wings.  I used a Judith stubby stamp to make the dots and create motion for my bug.  The only other addition are a few jelly dots to the corner.

I would like to enter this at the following:

Cardz 4 Guyz #202  Bugs:  My dragonfly.

Shopping Our Stash ##369  Quit Bugging Me:  My dragonfly.

     Thank you for the visit!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Hot, Hot, Hot! #368

The theme for the Shopping Our Stash Challenge, this week is as my title says, Hot, Hot, Hot!  Ugh, and it has sure been a summer for that.  It has been downright tropical!  When I came across this slinky little snail hiding under the leaves, it reminded me of me!  Avoid the sun at all cost!  Boy has it also been buggy with lots of creeping, crawling critters!

This is a card which I made last year, and never used.  I started with a scrap of text paper, which I sponged the edges of.  Next, I used Distress inks to create a background for my scene.  I used cloud and sun dies from Lil' Inker and my sentiment, snail and leaf stamps are from Unity.  Coloring was with Copic markers, and I added some Glossy Accents to my snail.  I created my bow with Hemp twine for a more rustic feel.

We have had a bit of a break this week, which was a blessing!  Any time without heat, rain and humidity was truly appreciated.  Sorry to say we are going to be back in it next week, with temps near 100.  I am very much looking forward to Fall.  Thanks for the visit!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

To the Moon and Back!

     Happy Saturday, y'all!  Today I have a card a fun technique and covering one of my favorite challenges.  I made this for The Double "D" Challenge, which this week, is Moon and Stars.

     My card starts with a charcoal base with a black panel that is stenciled with Unicorn White ink from Hero Arts.  I used a stencil with different size circles and applied different pressures with my white ink.  It looks like that Bokhen technique.  Something new for me!  I added my die cut moon, which I decide to leave the bits in.  It made it look like great embossing!  I scattered some acrylic stars from Recollections, to form my sky.  My sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co, and is backed with a silver panel.  I was quite pleased with how this turned out.

     I would also like to enter this at a new to me challenge called Cute Card Thursday.  The theme is Spots and Dots.  I made plenty of them!

     Today is suppose to be the end of this tropical weather in Pa.  I am so excited.  We have not even been able to sit on our deck, this summer.  We have one last stormy afternoon to get through and then refreshing!  Hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Leaf Play

     I saw the challenge for this week at Shopping Our Stash called Leaf It To Me, and just knew I would end up creating.  In my stash is a huge basket of stencils, that I just never think to pull out and use.  The other night I got it out, and decided it was time to play with some.  I used assorted inks, including Distress Ink and SU! colors.  Once I laid on the sun and leaves, I knew it needed to go for this challenge.  Of course I could not let it go, and had to add butterflies and flower blossoms.  Those I fussy cut and popped up.  Ha, my stash has been used!  The sentiment is an unmounted stamp with no clue to the maker.  That was also fussy cut and popped up.  It really made me smile!

     Well, we made it to another Friday!  Time is zooming by.  I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend, and maybe a wee bit of stamping.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Guyz Get Well

     Here is a card I created recently for my brother-in-law who had to have an emergency appendectomy.  Poor guy didn't have much time to think, before he was in the OR!  When I saw what the challenge was at Cardz 4 Guyz, I knew what card I wanted to use.  They are asking for Get Well Soon, and it is #201, this time around.

     My layers are white, olive, and an embossed Bazzill card stock.  I found a scrap of a masculine paper that reminded me of a city hospital campus.  My stamp set is from Art Impressions and is colored with Copic markers and some sponging done with Crumb Cake ink. The images were cut out with my stitched oval dies. I added some Nuvo Drops for extra dimension.

     It seems the rain has stopped here in PA, and there is a glorious sun shining.  That is such a relief!  I hope things are going well in your little part of the world!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Fun Happy Birthday!

     Today I am sharing a card that I created for a Co-worker.  I try to check my list and create a wee bit ahead of time, but the employees come and go so quickly that I lose track... LOL!

     I would like to take this card over to 2 Crafty Critter Crazies for their #17 challenge.  They are being sponsored by A Day For Daisies.  Since I happen to have collected quite a few of their images, I printed a few of their critter ones out, and chose one that I loved.  The image is called B is for Birthday.

     I started with a white card base and a pretty floral sheet from the Simple Stories Floral pad.  I colored things up with Copic markers to make my stitched oval cutout pop.  Before I added the oval I decided to add a strip of Bazzill card in a sunflower color.  I finished up with touches of Glossy Accents and some sparkly gummy dots.

     This would also work over at Die Cuttin' Diva's  Challenge #382 Birthday Wishes.  Used Stitched Ovals.

     We have had massive flooding all around our area.  Places that have never flooded have been submerged, from the heavy downpours.  There is not a section of this country that has not been devastated  by some sort of weather trauma.   It is so sad to see all the destruction!  Praying that things calm soon with the onset of fall.  Keep cool and dry, and thanks for the visit.

Friday, August 3, 2018

I'm In Stitches!

     Happy Friday morning!  This day is starting with nothing cooperating.  That includes animals who do not like getting their feet wet.  Good grief!  I put them all to bed and decided to make a card.

     Today, I have a card for second week of the new to me challenge spot called Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  It is #31 and we are asked to use stitched dies.  I can do this!

     Starting with a colonial blue base, white panel and then scraps of a very old striped paper.  Next up is the star of the show from Lawn Fawn, and their stitched leaves.  My "hello" is from Momenta, with the little splash next to it being from Diamond Press.  Just a tiny scrap of In The Navy card from Gina K. and it was all done except for a touch of sparkle created with sequins. 

     What is everyone up to this weekend?  I have a lunch date with my Son and DIL on Sunday.  That should be fun!  I do not get to see either child often, so when I do, it is a treat!  This is my Mother's Day lunch, and we are doing Mexican! Ole'!  Thanks for the visit!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Here is My Take.

     When I saw the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches for this week, my heart kind of sank.  I am so bad at this 3 circle thing.  I love how it looks and I have attempted over and over to make one I really like.  I even went so far as to buy a 3 circle stamp, at a show to make things easier.  It didn't.

     So without further delay, let me tell you what I used.  Things started with a base of yellow Bazzill card stock.  I added designer paper from Echo Park and their Summer Days collection.  It is double sided and that is how I did my orange strip at the top. I did some sponging and stamping with the Cool Treats stamp set from SU.  My colors used were pineapple punch, lemon lime twist, crumb cake and bermuda bay.  The sentiment is from TLC Creations, my ice cream has Glossy Accents and Stickles, with the candy dots in assorted colors being Nuvo Drops.

     I am really looking forward to the next few days off.  We are back in the muggy rut and it seems to cause low energy.  Too much to do for that to be happening.  Keep smiling and thanks for the visit.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Feeling a Little Buggy!

     In this hot, sticky time of year, there is nothing better to post about then bugs!  Bee's, beetles, worms, and the almighty caterpillar.  They are munching and crunching and hell bent  on destruction.  I always try to remember that without the caterpillar, we would have no butterflies!

     Anyway, I had a play with a set that is fairly new to me.  It is called Color Layering Caterpillar, from Hero Arts.  I used shades of inks to create a fairly mellow card.  Kiwi Kiss, Crushed Curry and Soft Sky were the top ones.  I had a scrap of this Basic Grey, PB&J paper, which I layered on a white card base.  My next layer is a negative from cutting out an oval, which I ran through my Big Shot in a chevron embossing folder.  The floral/sky layer was attached behind, with my munchy crunchy caterpillar popped in the corner.  For embellishments, There is a twine bow and scattered expoxy dots.

     I will be taking this over to the Double D Challenge, this week, which is called "Don't Bug Me".

     Have a wonderful second half to your week, and thanks for the visit.

     How lovely!  This card made top 3!  Woo Hoo!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Get Well

     Well, hello friends!  Woo Hoo, we have sun today!  How great is that?  The sun makes everything feel fresh and new.

     Today I am trying a new to me challenge that I found on the list at Challenges For Days.  It is a challenge this week for Get Well Cards.  Heck I have needed so many as of late, that I do not get a chance to post them all.  It is called Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges.  They are on #30.

     On to my card.  I found a pile of these soft papers hiding in my closet, and decided it was high time they got used.  The curved die is from Ebay , as is the sentiment.  Those sweet little fairies are from the Lawn Fawn set called Fairy Friends.  They were colored with Copic markers and a wee bit of sparkle was added to their wings.  A trio of soft pink flowers were added as my embellishments.

     That is all I have for today.  Hope life is treating you well.  My GS is coming for the weekend, and that always makes for some fun times.  Hope the weather holds so we can do our local fair on Saturday.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


     This week we are living in a tropical rain forest.  It is quite interesting, and makes for a fun game.  You can walk to the mailbox in the sun and come back in the house soaking wet.  The angels up above are playing with the faucets... on and off, on and off. 

     Anyway, I have a card for Pixie's Snippets Playground, that I made this week for a friend going through a rough time.  This challenge is #331.  At the playground, you must use snippets on your project.

     I found a piece of yellow Bazzill card stock, which I had abandoned from another project.  Yep, I even went square for a change.  The pretty piece of designer paper was in the load of scraps that my daughter made me take when she packed her craft room to move.  Those scraps have been inspiring me, believe it or not.  I thought this piece looked like the tops of parasols.  I found a small strip of the speckled olive card, which I cut in half to make the 2 borders.  My bamboo image is from TLC Creations and had the sentiment attached.  My Panda and butterflies are Unity stamps.  The square was cut with a stitched square die from Gina Marie.  A touch of Stickles, a satin bow & a few epoxy dots are my embellishments.  The bamboo leaves are done in Glossy Accents.

     Phew... Sorry to be so windy!  Have a happy day, and thanks for visiting me. 

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.