October 18, 2016


Hi here is a super quick post.
Over at The House that Stamps Built they are having challenge
to use food or drink on your card.
Here is the card I came up with.  The wine bottle and glass is 
a stamp from Repeat Impressions, it is a really cool stamp that gives it a watercolor effect, check it out HERE. The sentiment is
 also from Repeat Impressions.  Papers are from a Paper House stack.

Well, I cut myself real close to the deadline on this one (just 15 minutes to go) so I better get this posted.

October 13, 2016

Dies Flowers in Epoxy

I have a quick card to share with you today.
I made it following one of the sketches this month over 
on the Crafting Circle message board.  It runs through the end of October so
you have plenty of time to join in.
The flowers are actual dried flowers in epoxy, I have had these stickers for
a pretty long time.  The papers I used from an old paper stack I had from k*i Memories that has a very nice variation of patterns and papers.
I die the stitched squares using some of my Gina Marie dies.
The happy birthday is also die cut but I can't remember whose it is, sorry.
And that is it, told you it was a quick card.
Thanks for stopping by.

October 7, 2016

Let Your Dreams.........

.............set sail.
Hi, here is a card I made this week following the Mojo Monday sketch.
All the papers are from the My Mind's Eye "By the Sea" pack.  I got this pack with embellishments,tags, and papers a while back and have been wanting to make a card with it so this sketch was perfect for it.  So hard to photograph the shiny silver paper because it picks up the other colors, but I think you can which parts are the silver.
This week at Mojo Monday is a prize week, so head on over and join in you
could win some Verve stamps
I stamped a Verve sentiment in the small tag at the top that I cut using
my Cricut Explore. 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
Challenges entered:
Mojo Monday - sketch ends 10/9
Aud Sentiments - anythings goes +sentiment ends 10/10
Crafting with Attitude - Anything goes ends 10/12
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes ends 10/12

October 1, 2016

Shabby Paper Birthday

Hi, back to share another card with you.
I am on the design team for A Bit More Time to Craft where
Lozzy has some fabulous digital papers.  There is an anything goes challenge twice a month and freebie papers on Fridays, so be sure and check it out.

This time, I used paper from the Shabby paper pack and made this card following the sketch this week at Mojo Monday.  
I printed the papers on just plain white cardstock and matted it on some darker pinkish paper.  The flower I cut using my Cricut Explore and embossed it to 
give it some texture.  The scalloped stitched circle is a Gina Marie die that I just got. :) The center sentiment is a Rubbernecker stamp and I thought it went
perfectly in the center.
Well that's it, thanks for stopping by and be sure and join in the challenge at

Challenge entered:
Mojo Monday - sketch ends 10/2
Crafty Girls - Anything goes ends 10/4
Creative Moments - Anything goes twist 2 patterns ends 10/12
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes ends 10/5

If we believe

Hi, can you believe it is October already?  Where has the
time gone.  One thing I am glad about it being October is that the
weather here in Arizona is finally cooling down.

Today I have a card to share with you as a Design Team member
This month our sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter, she has the most adorable
This poor little turtle looks so sad and looks like it is having a bad day.
I wanted to do it in bright colors to brighten up the mood a bit.  The papers are all single sheet ones I have had for years.  I colored the image using my Copic 
markers then cut it out using my Gina Marie x stitched die. I distressed the edges
of the back circles using my Tim Holtz distressing tool.   If you have never checked out Gina Marie dies you are really missing out.  She has such a large
variety of dies and stamps and her prices are better than anyone else out there.
The sentiment is a Unity Stamp and I thought spoke well for the image. 
So head on over and check out Sasyaki Glitter images, I am sure you will find something you will like.
Also make sure you color up something and make it into a project and enter in 

Challenges entered:
Creative Moments - 2 pattern papers  ends 10/10
Word Art Wednesdays - anything goes

September 28, 2016

Acetate Clear Front Card

Hi, back to share a kind of cool card with you today.

This month one of the challenges on the Crafting Circle message board
was to use acetate or something clear on a card.  I know the month is
just about over so it might be late to join in the challenge, however, it might be a great idea and something different for you to try some time.  I love to try 
new things and new techniques.
It is rather hard to take a picture of it but I think you can see how it is.
The back green piece or base of the card I made a half inch bigger than I wanted the card so I could fold it over and attach the acetate to it.   I cut the acetate using my Cricut Explore so the edge would match the flower pattern that was also cut
with the Explore.  The inside white panel I embossed then attached only about a quarter inch on the left side so it could be lifted and you could write or stamp your sentiment on the inside.   Hope this all makes sense.
The happy birthday wishes is a die from Cas-ual Friday stamps that was
part of a Stamp of Approval box. 
The butterfly is also a die from Stampin Up. 
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my blog.

Challenges entered:
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes ends 10/4
The Paper Shelter - Blooming days  ends 10/3
The Three Muses - Butterflies 

September 17, 2016

Wedding Card

Hola everyone.  Today I have a card to share
with you that I made a month or so ago.  My daughter and her
husband were going to Wisconsin for their niece's wedding,
(which incidentally is today) and asked me if I could make a wedding card for them.  So using one of Bird's Card files I made this card.

The colors for the wedding was Fall colors so I used the flowers to bring that color theme into the card. The flowers are cut from vellum and colored with alcohol markers. It is hard to see in the picture but all the papers are pearl-like papers. I had made this same card a couple of years ago in 
all white, if you want to check it out click HERE
Because of the flowers and a lot of the layers are popped I had to make a box for the card to go in.  

Well that's it, just wanted to make sure and share this card with you
before I forgot about it since I don't have it in front of me anymore.
Make sure you head on over and check our Bird's Cards, she has some awesome files, many of which she shares for free.  
Challenges entered: 
Bird's Facebook - use one of her files
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes ends 9/21
Cut it Up - Use die cut Name games ends 9/30  "d" die for Donna
PolkaDoodles - Anything goes ends 9/23

September 13, 2016

Embossed Roses

Hello, back to share another card with you today.
I tried something new that I saw on Pinterest. 
I embossed the roses using a Teresa Collins Bella Rose embossing folder in my eBosser on Bristol paper.  The roses were then watercolored using
my Daniel Smith color dots.  This is one of those cards that look so much better 
in person.  The roses were covered with Wink of Stella so they sparkle.
I matted it on salmon colored paper and yellow to pick up the colors in the roses.
The sentiment is a Unity stamp that I stamped and heat embossed in white on
a cut I made with my Cricut Explore, added a few sequin and that was it.

Thanks for stopping by, would love to hear what you think of my card.

September 8, 2016

Birthday Wishes - Verve Stamps

Hello everyone, today I have a card to share with you following
the sketch this week at Mojo Monday.
Since it is the first Monday of the month there will be a prize, the
winner will get to pick a set of Verve stamps.  They are great stamps,
so if you can make a card and join in the fun.

The papers are from a pack I have had for years that has a wide variety of colors and coordinating patterns, it from k-i Memories.
The cake is a Verve stamp that I colored using Distress Inks. Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw.
The birthday wishes if from the same stamp set as the cake.
And that's it a pretty simple card.
Thanks for stopping by.
Challenge entered:
Mojo Monday - Sketch ends 9/11
Aud SentimentsAud Sentiments - Anythings + a sentiment ends 9/11
Craft RocketsCraft Rockets - Anything goes ends 9/12

September 6, 2016

Pretty Poppies

Hi, I hope everyone had a fabulous long Labor Day weekend
and hopefully had a little bit of time to craft.
My hand is doing much better after my carpal tunnel surgery
so I was able to get some things done.
So today I have a card to share with you that I hope will brighten
your day.

I stamped these beautiful very large Poppies from  Unity Stamps
by Donna Downey on watercolor paper then heat embossed them using white embossing powder.
Then colored them using Zig Clean Color brush markers.  I love those things!
I masked off the flowers so some looked like they were behind others, but I messed up a bit and should have masked the big one and stamped the one
up in the corner so it would be over the big one, but I guess it came out looking ok anyways peeking out in the back.
These stamps are pretty big the front one measures about 4 inches.  Then
I stamped a border across the middle to set off the sentiment a little.  I saw someone do this (wish I could remember who) and liked the touch it added.
The sentiment is a Rubbernecker stamp.
I wish it would show up in the picture because I covered the poppies with
clear Wink of Stella so they are all sparkly.

Thanks for stopping by, I would love to hear what you think
of my card.

Challenged entered:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes ends 9/12
Digi ChoosDay - Anything goes ends 9/20
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes ends 9/11
Sunny Day Crafting - Anything goes 
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes ends 9/12
Work it out Wednesday - what you're working on 9/30