Thursday, April 19, 2018

Glitz and Glam

Playing in my craft room today.
This is what I made:
Depending upon what you put inside ,
 this could be for a 50th Birthday or a 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Here's a closer look at the center panel:
 I used black cardstock, Stamped the Simon Says Stamp(Lattice Grid Background)
with VersaMark then heat embossed it using Black Sparkle embossing powder.

I also used The uncorked die collection from Papertrey
 to cut out the word Celebrate from gold glitter paper.

The 50 was from a gold glitter sticker sheet (remember when we used stickers? lol)
The cute circle frame is cut from a Waffle Flower die called Flower Circles Inverted.

This week the challenge is : Sparkle and Shine.

Thanks for stopping by,

'till next time,

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
Anja is our hostess and she chose the word BUBBLES.

Here's what I came up with:

I used the black & white stripe paper pack from My Favorite Things.
I also found out that if you look at that stripe for too long it messes with your eyes! lol

The cute little penguin is from The Cat's Pajamas.
I needed a birthday card so I found the words I wanted on three different stamps.
On each stamp I taped off all the words that I didn't want, stamped with versamark...
removed the tape and then stamped them on black card stock... coated with detail white embossing powder and then  heat embossed them. I'll be honest, it took about 4 tries to get them lined up
the way I wanted them!

It was fun coloring the bubbles! You can't tell from the picture, but the colored bubbles
have wink of stella (clear) with Glossy Accents on top of them.

Thanks for stopping by!

'till next time,

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Daisies for Mother's Day

There's a new sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.

Here's what I came up with:
The stripe paper is from My Favorite Things 6x6 paper pack.
The Daisies are dies ...also from MFT.
The sentiment is from Verve Stamps-Joyful Blooms.

Challenge # 130 at CAS on Friday   
is Mother's Day, so I'm also linking up there.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Thursday, April 5, 2018


I came across this really fun challenge at
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps..... 

Challenge #424 - Glitter! 

Glitter and Unicorns just seem to go together, so.... 

 Purple, glitter and unicorns, what more could you ask for!  lol


Thanks for looking! 


'till next time,


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Happy Birthday

I'm entering  the card I made today
They are celebrating 9 years this week,
so they are giving away 9 fifty dollar gift certificates to their store.
Wouldn't that be wonderful to win one of those! 

Here's my first entry:

This card reminds me of my Mother. She loved butterflies!

I used the Butterfly Birthday stamp set from Happy Little Stampers
and colored it with copic markers.
The sentiment came from Stampendous.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Saturday, March 31, 2018


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Bobby is our hostess and she chose the word RAIN. 
Here's what that word inspired me to make:
I used Lawn Fawn's Simple Puffy Cloud Frames die
and cut four clouds which I layered together for added dimension.

I wanted nice big raindrops so I looked through
my word dies and found the center of the b in celebrate was perfect!

I cut lots of pretty raindrops from lots of pretty colors
and I also layer four drops together
 so that they were the same height as the cloud.
Then I added Wink of Stella (clear) to the raindrops for a little sparkle!

I can't wait to see what the code word inspires you to make!

'till next time,

Thursday, March 29, 2018


I spent this rainy afternoon looking at You Tube videos!
I'm totally addicted...if it's not that it's Pinterest!!!

But it's all good... here's what I was inspired to try this afternoon:

Check out Cynde Whitlow's video to see what all I learned this afternoon! 

While I was coloring the flowers (and almost done) the green copic marker
that I was using dripped a big blob on the leaf!!!!
I tried to fix it...using the colorless blender...  then tried a gold marker...
see the dots along the edge of the flowers?
It still looked like crap so I stamped another small flower , colored it and fussy cut it. ...popped it over the blob and Hurray.. I didn't have to throw the whole thing in the trash! 

So now I can link this up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks for looking! 

'till next time,

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


I can't believe this Sunday will be Easter!
Still time to make a few cards and send them out...
so this is one I made today  that I'm linking up to
CAS on Friday: challenge #129

To make this I sponged distress ink on a scrap of paper
(worn lipstick- mustard seed- mowed lawn )
Then cut the word Easter ( Simon Says Stamp Easter Die ) using the pretty sponged paper.
 Stamped the sentiment sending (from Hero Arts- with sympathy)
and Blessings ( from Technique Tuesday Greenhouse 12-12 )
I used grey ink

This looked a little empty, so I added some tiny eggs and sweet little birdie -
these were sitting on my desk left over from making the Easter card boxes!

It still was missing something, so I added light grey shadows  under the letters
and eggs with copic Co and C2.

Hope you like it.

'till next time,

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Thinking of you

I made a card today using the colors from this week's challenge
 over at Color Throwdown , which are black, white & peach!
I'm also entering it at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
The challenge there is - floral frenzy.

 I cut the black stripes and adhered them to a 4 x 5 1/4
 white stitched panel ( MFT -Blueprints # 13)
Then I put this onto a black card base.

The flowers ( from Pretty Pink Posh- Cherry Blossoms)
were colored with copic markers  R32 and R43.
I used a Sakura black glaze gloss pen to accentuate the flower stamens.

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,

Saturday, March 17, 2018


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Ellenor is our hostess and she chose the word BIRDS. 
Here's what I came up with:
image - Create A Smile, Jungle fever
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp, Sketchy Banner Greetings
Paper - My Favorite Things, Black & White Basics 6x6 paperpack
Copic markers 
 craft foam
enamel dots

Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor.
 They're offering a $15.00 gift card for the winner! 
 Hope you'll stop by and play along with us!
'till next time,

Thursday, March 15, 2018


I'm sharing two cards today.
The first one is to enter 

Challenge #128 - Celebration card with sequins

 over at CAS on Friday.
I used these two dies:

The stamps I used is the wild Rose set from Pretty Pink Posh.
I also used foam tape, copic markers and of course ...sequins!

For the next card 
the theme is Easter and I'm entering it at 

I love these box cards! 
Lots of colors and you can use lots of different stamps and 
make cute scenes.

Here's some more.
I'll be doing a bunch more of these before Easter!

Thanks for stopping by today!

'till next time, 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Celebrate Easter


Today I made a card to link up with
 the sketch challenge over at Paper Smooches.
I used the spring fling stamp set.

Here's a closer look:

 I used a SU embossing folder on the strip of orange.

I was going to use the sentiment on the
 spring fling stamp set ( Have a joyous Easter)..
however, it looked too small for the space so I
used the stamp CELEBRATE from the sentiment sampler set
and put Happy Easter on the inside.

Thanks for looking! 

'till next time,

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Pink, Kraft, Grey


Today's card is using the colors from this week's challenge
of grey, kraft and pink.

 The lighter grey panel is 4 layers thick .
The top layer is cut from a really old patterned paper 
from Basic Grey. 
I used My Favorite Things Die-namics (stitched rounded rectangle stack)
to cut these layers.
The wreath was cut using a die from The Cat's Pajamas.
The leaves and the flowers were cut using dies from Impression Obsession.
Tiny enamel dots finished it off.
Oh, and I almost forgot, the sentiment is from 
Lawn Fawn- treat yourself.

'till next time,

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Good Luck!

Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
Jaydee is our hostess and she chose the word LUCK.

Here's where that word took me:
 One of my favorite characters...
Birdbrain !
I sure do miss Faith, and all the girls on the design team at
From The Heart Stamps .
You can read more about it HERE.
Back to today's card. 
I used the stitched circles die from Simon Says Stamp 
to cut the circle from green cardstock.
 I placed it over top of the digi image of Birdbrain
that I had colored with copics.
Put a little Wink of Stella on the shamrock  to make it sparkly.
The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things  a'la mode stamp called Wishing you luck.
I used Versafine ink and heat embossed it in white.
That was one of the first stamps in my collection! , has my collection grown since then! lol!!

It's hard to believe it's March already.
Sure glad that you could stop by today.
Can't wait to see what the code word inspires you to create.

'till next time,

Friday, February 23, 2018

magical birthday

I'd like to share with you a card I made last night.

I love this little dragon from My Favorite Things.
I used the colors from this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge
of light purple, dark purple, beige and brown.
Definitely not my go to colors!

Hope you have a great day.

'till next time

Thursday, February 22, 2018

sweet birthday


It's been raining for the last few days....
but the sun is just now peeking out!  YEA!

Here's the card I made to play along with this weeks challenge 
 a closer look:
 I used a digi stamp from  From The Heart Stamps for the sentiment
and the stamp is from the Ice Cream Dream set by Simon Says Stamp.
Colored with copics and embellished with a few tiny sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

'till next time,


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Using die cuts

It's sunny out and 73 Ohio!!!!
Lovin' it!

Today I'd like to share with you a card I made to play along with 
this weeks challenge over at CAS on Friday.
The challenge is to use die cuts.
Here's what I used:
MFT Die-namics Blueprints #13
Lawn Fawn -Lawn Cuts-Picket fence border 
Simon Says Stamp - stitched circles
Simon Says Stamp - hello
Paper Smooches- spring fling stamp set
foam tape 
Copic markers

I also did another card using die cuts:

This card was made by following step by step instructions from Jennifer McGuire.
You can check out her post HERE!
 Her post is 2 years old, but I just got around to doing it!! lol
I like the results, I'll have to do more glittered die-cuts!
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time, 

Saturday, February 17, 2018


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
I have the honor of being the hostess this time and I chose the word - CAT.
Here's my card:

I had my daughter cut me a cat head stencil from some 
sticky back foil:
She loves her Silhouette!
Next I stuck it to some watercolor paper...
since it was foil I figured the water wouldn't
 hurt it and being stuck down the water wouldn't leak underneath it.
( I did think ahead and made sure I could remove it from the watercolor paper!) lol

Then I did a plain water wash on the cat head and then dropped some color
 and watched it cool! look what happened:
I had nothing to do with that!

Looks like a cat face to me... so, I was smart enough
to let well enough alone!

I hope this inspires you to play along with this challenge and maybe 
even get out the watercolors!
'till next time,


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sending you Love

Valentine's Day is next week,
so I made this card to send to my Granddaughter
who's away at college.

I love shaker cards!

Here's what I used:
Image-  Stamping Bella
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp
Cut-Out - Elle-Ments Die(Avery Elle)
Foam Tape
Acrylic  and sequins
copic markers

Thanks for stopping by.
Stay warm.

'till next time

Saturday, February 3, 2018


It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS 
and our hostess Susan has chosen the word "TEAL"
Here's my take on it:
He's such a cute bear!
He's from My Favorite Things and the sentiment
is from The Cat's Pajamas.

Hope you can play along with us during this challenge.
'till next time,

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Magical Dragon

Hi ! 
I got a new stamp today.
 OK , it was released in August of 2016 ...
( My Favorite Things - Magical Dragons)
but I just got around to getting it, so it's new to

I'm going to enter the card I made with it in these challenges:

1.  Color Throwdown
 colors Hot PinkLime GreenYellow and Pale Blue
2.  Less is More

3.  Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Anything Goes

Here's the card:

It meets the requirements....but I wasn't quite happy with it .

So , I made another one:

 This one is 4 1/4 inches square.

The inside says:
Heard your Dragon...get well soon!

'till next time,

Monday, January 29, 2018

Big Hugs

Today I made a card to enter in CAS(E) this Sketch.
 This is my take on it:

what I used:
Memory Box - Stitched Rectangle Layers
Simon Says Stamp - Quadrangle Fames
Simon Says Stamp - Scripty Big Hugs 
Foam tape
Black, white and colored cardstock

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Lawn Fawn Treat Box

As January winds down, I find myself looking 
forward to February and that means Valentines! 

Here's what I made:
A valentine treat box.

I'm entering this in challenge #21 on the LAWN FAWNatics Challenge Blog.
Here's the inspiration board:

I was inspired by the pinks and the reds and the heart shapes.

I used:
Lawn Fawn -Scalloped Treat Box Die
Lawn Fawn - Tiny Tags Sayings ( stamp and dies)
Lawn Fawn - Jump for Joy stamp set
MFT Die-Namics - stitched rounded rectangle stax
( to cut out the window ) 
plastic packaging scrap ( also for the window)
foam tape ( to pop up the critter)
 and pink baker's twine
colored with Copics (YR18, E09)
and filled with red Hershey Kisses!

It was all I could do to NOT eat those kisses!!

'till next time,

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Thinking of you

Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
Our hostess for this challenge is the terrifically talented Barb and she 
chose the word "Ombre"
Here's my card:
I began by stamping the sentiment ( Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set)
 from Simon Says Stamp with VersaMark and sprinkling on 
white embossing powder.
 I used My Favorite Things Layered Heart Die-Namics
to cut a stencil and then centered the heart over the sentiment.
Next came Candy Apple Distress ink . 
I started blending at the top and when I got to the sentiment , all this white stuff got all over my blending tool!! Duh...I had forgotten to heat emboss the lettering! 

So, I started all over again! this time it went a lot better, 
 except there was this little tiny speck 
right above the heart. 
Of course your eye went right to it and it really bugged me,
so.. a few tiny sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were needed to hide the speck!
Whew! Calling this card done before  I have time to mess it up any more!  lol

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Friday, January 19, 2018


I'd like to share with you a card I made for
  Here's the sketch:
Here's what I used:
Hero Arts - stencil
Distress Inks- cracked pistachio, Peacock Feathers, 
Tumbled Glass, and Blueprint Sketch 
Spellbinders - classic diamonds
My Favorite Things - Die-Namics(celebrate)
I layered the celebrate the celebrate (3 layers- 2 white, 1 blue)
and offset the white a little behind the top blue.
 I think it added some much needed dimension.

I'm also linking this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
While I had my brain in the Blue mold...
I made this Baby shower card for my great niece's  shower tomorrow.
I had done a card like this awhile ago 
with different colors and flowers for a bridal shower.

Can you tell she's having a boy?! lol

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,