Monday, February 27, 2017

Shamrock Birdbrain

Here's my card for this week's sketch at From The Heart Stamps.

This week I chose to use only the sketch and not the color suggestions or the twist.
Here's the inside:
 I kept it very simple with lots of room to write your own message.
Card recipe:
We Bit and Lots of Luck (for the inside shamrock)
 StampinUp-teeny tiny tiny wishes ( inside sentiment)
Nestabilities - classic ovals large
Zig millennium marker 05( for doodling)
Copic markers - Y02, Y19, YR68, YR61, G05, G29, B000
Doodlebug sprinkles - green
Distress Ink - mowed lawn
Wink of Stella - black

Hope you can play along!

'till next time,

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sweet Birthday

I had fun this afternoon trying a new (to me) technique.
I don't know what it's called , but I saw it on this week's sketch 

When I made my card I turned the sketch sideways:
Here's a closer look :

I used the stamp Ice Cream Dream from Simon Says Stamp
 and the sentiment is a stamp from Jillibean soup.
I  used my Misti to make 2 identical card fronts and then
 colored them alike with my Copic markers.

The card looked really empty, so I decided to add some sponged circles.
The tricky part was getting them spaced  the same on both card fronts.
Note to self:  next time stamp circles and use the Misti!
Look at the mess I made:

Anyhow, the last step is to die cut the central panel 
from one finished panel and pop it up on the other finished card front.
I used a die from My Favorite Things called  "stitched rounded rectangle stax".
Then I cut 4 more out of plain white cardstock and layered them all together
giving me the dimension I wanted.

The last step was to use MFT Blueprint #13 Die and then
 adhere the whole thing to a strawberry colored card base.

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,

Monday, February 20, 2017


I'm back this morning with a new sketch challenge 
from FTHS.
Here's my take on it:
Fussy cutting those skinny flamingo legs were a real challenge!  lol!

I just got a new paper pad by The Paper Studio called "Mint to be Fab".
The background paper with its' repeated flamingos reminded me of
Faith's stamp called Hot Chick Flamingo.

I hope you can play along with us this week.

'till next time,

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean And Simple.
This code word had me stumped ...
after many tries, this is what I came up with:
I used a stamp set from Jane's Doodles
called Nuts About You.
The only other thing I used was every brown copic marker that I!
Thanks for looking.
'till next time,


Monday, February 13, 2017

Let it Snow!

It's Monday so we have a new sketch challenge 
Using the "Twist" and the "colors" are optional.
I turned the sketch on it's side and used the twist "Snow Day".

I used the really cute Birdbrain...Love the scarf!
You can find the image HERE.
In addition to the really stormy background paper ( which is so old I don't remember
where I got it), I used My Favorite Things Die-namics Pierced circle stax and Snowflake dies.

Stay warm and dry!

'till next time,

Monday, February 6, 2017

FTHS Sketch Challenge

It's a real joy to tell you that we have a new sketch challenge 
Using the "Twist" and the "colors" are optional. 
For my card I flipped the sketch upside down 
and used the twist(birthday cake) 
but not the colors.

Here's what I did on the inside:
I hope this inspires you to play along with us on this challenge.

'till next time:

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean And Simple.

Join us in this challenge and the winner will
get a $15 Gift Certificate  from the:
I'm going on a little vacation next week and I've made arrangements for 
someone to feed and play with my kitties while I'm gone.
I made this card  for them.
 Here's the  card recipe:
white cards base 
black cardstock 
Stampin'up Bermuda Bay cardstock 
Stampin'up stamp set- A Work Of Art
Matching ribbon
Impression Obsession Die - cats 
3D foam squares

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February FTHS Blog Hop

Welcome to the From The Heart Stamps February Blog Hop.
We have a Love and Friendship Theme this month. 
Our designers are each showing a project created with this theme.
If you have arrived from Cammy's Blog , you are in the right place,
if not why don’t you start on the From The Heart Stamps Blog so you don’t miss anything.
Here is my project, using Conversation Hearts.

I used this sketch :
I had a printed copy of this sketch in my " Junk  pile" on my desk,
so I figured I'll take my inspiration where I can find it!
For some texture on the background I used a Stampin'Up 
embossing folder.
Next I went searching for a print that had pink and grey in it...
pink or red for valentine's and grey for the mouse.
I hand cut the banners , positioning them like in the sketch.
I tried three hearts in the bottom left like the sketch, but it didn't look right to me .
I liked it better with just one and the three littler ones scattered up above.
To cut these hearts I used the Simon Says Stamp Die called Holiday Shapes.
For the circle I used the MFT Die-namics pierced circle stax die.

Now head over to Imke's Blog.
and see what she has created. As you hop along, leave a comment on each blog. 
We will select a random winner from the comments
on each blog to win one image of your choice.
Our hop will end on Sunday February 5th 2017 at 6 am, 
and the winners will be posted on Wednesday February 8th.
                                                       Thanks for hopping with us today.

'till next time,

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch

Today I played along with CAS(E) this Sketch.
Here's my card:
I love this cat! 
the stamp is from Technique Junkies and its called Kitty Watching.
The sentiment was die cut from Memory Box  called ABC soup.
Gota run!

'till next time,

Saturday, January 21, 2017


It's good to get back in the swing of things after the holiday break!
 Starting with a new challenge over at Addicted to CAS.

Here's what I created with wish in mind:
The two front panels are raised up on foam tape
here's another view:
Here's what I did on the inside:
Card Recipe:
white cardstock
designer stripe paper( source unknown)
Darice adhesive foam strips
Penny Black creative dies- Balloons
Lawn Fawn stamp- chit chat
W plus 9 stamp set- unforgettable
copic markers
bakers twine
little things (sequins) from Lucy's Cards
Thanks so much for stopping by.
'till next time,

Monday, January 9, 2017

Two Cards

I made two cards today that I would l
like to share with you.
This is the first one:

and the second one:
This one I'm linking to the CAS challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.
Time to clean up the mess I made!
'till next time,

Friday, January 6, 2017

Layout time

Just to shake things up today,
I did a scrapbook's been a awhile!
I played along with a challenge on A Cherry On Top.

Hope you have time to do something fun today!

'till next time,

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


The Holidays are past and my house is back to normal (or almost!)
So today I'm working on the Journaling Bible that I just got.
What better place to start than In The Beginning.

I went on pinterest, searched for Bible Journaling
and found TONS of beautiful ideas!
I printed out this one that I liked and then put it on my light box  
and traced it onto the Bible page.
I'm coloring it with my Prismacolor pencils.
I found it helpful to put a hard acrylic sheet (left over from some packaging)
behind the page I'm working on.

Thanks for stopping by.
Here's hoping for a great 2017 for us all!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Featured Stamper Challenge

Today I'm playing along with the Featured Stamper Challenge 
over at Splitcoaststampers.

Here's my card to honor today's feature stamper :

Here is Mary's card that I chose to case:

This was a fun challenge.
I just love the mini bird crazy & things stamp from Tim Holtz.
That Santa hat fits on just about anything, in this case I put it on Maude.
She is a stamp from the Golden Oldies collection at Art Impressions.
The sentiment is computer generated.
I just thought that was what Maude would say! lol!

Hope you're enjoying this holiday season.

'till next time,

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Welcome to a new challenge from Addicted to Clean and Simple.

Jaydee picked the perfect code word for our  
4th Birthday Celebration!!! 

Here's my card in honor of this special occasion:

The gold sparkle flowers are a little hard to get a good  picture.
Here's a closer look:
 I really love the  gold sparkle . 
I think you can tell from this picture, that I die cut the 
word Congratulations four times and glued them together to get a rich dimension.
Here's the supplies I used:
cream cardstock 
black cardstock
MFT Blueprints #13 Die-namics
"Halo" embossing powder from  Sparkle & Sprinkle
rubber flower stamp ( sorry I don't know the source, it's so old that
 I just have it filed under miscellaneous!)

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
I hope you can link up your own celebration card
because we have lots of great gifts from our wonderful sponsors up for grabs.

'till next time'

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christmas Critter

Today I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp
Wednesday Challenge 
This week the challenge is "Christmas Critters".

I used Rubbernecker stamp- freehand frame and dog with big eyes.
The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn - merry messages.
And the cute Santa hat is from Tim Holtz - crazy birds and things.

I was also going to enter it in this weeks Less is more challenge.
It's a one layer card challenge, however the theme is books/literature...
duh, this dog is cute  but not very literary !
Oh well, I am not very good at combining challenges.

'till next time,

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Welcome to a new challenge from Addicted to Clean and Simple.

Barb chose the word Ombre' for us to use.

Here's my card:
I chose to use a monotone ombre' look.
The color is called ripe persimmon....isn't it yummy!...
It's a distress ink by Tim Holtz.

I started by heat embossing the happy birthday (source unknown for this stamp)
and the balloon (W plus 9- unforgettable stamp set).
Then I masked the balloon and sponged away ...starting at the bottom and
 getting lighter on the way up. Then I masked off everything BUT the balloon and did the same thing.
To finish the card I attatched the sponged panel to some black and white stripe paper,
and centered it on a matching solid color card base. and just for the heck of it I tossed in some persimmon pearls.
This is going to a good friend whose birthday is at the end of the week.
Here's what I did on the inside:

Thanks for looking.
'till next time,

Saturday, October 29, 2016


Welcome to a new challenge from Addicted to Clean and Simple.

It was Susan's turn to pick the code word and I'm really excited that she picked MONSTER!
This fortnight's gallery is going  to be SO much fun!!

Here's my card:
and a closer look:
This shows the dimension a little better. 
In real life it really does look like he's jumping out at you!
A2 white card base
white cardstock
MFT Die-namics- Blueprint#13
Wplus9 designer die- sunshine layers(for the inside cut out)
Prima Elementals- fishnet stencil
Distress ink-twisted citron
Distress ink- tumbled glass
Technique Tuesday-Monsters ink(2009)
Copic Markers
Wink of stella- clear
Glossy accents

Hope you can play along. I can't wait to see your monsters!

'till next time,

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Welcome to a new challenge at Addicted to Clean and Simple.

Our Sponsor is

The Prize is a $10 voucher to their store.
Hope you can play along!
I love the smell of brewing coffee, 
however I've never been a fan of the taste.
At the Akron Stamp and Scrapbook Expo last weekend I did find 
a couple of cute stamps to use.
The sentiment stamp is from Rubbermaker and
the coffee cup image is from Sparkle and Shine.
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Saturday, October 1, 2016


It's time for a new code word from Addicted to Clean & Simple.

The sponsor is:
 The Prize is a $15 gift certificate

Thanks go to my team mate Anja for picking such a great code word!
I love to use watercolors.
...and this time I even managed NOT to spill the glass of water!!!!

Here's the card I made:

In addition to the watercolor paints, I used a  pretty pumpkin stamp
from Verve, a teeny tiny wishes stamp from Stampin'Up and a few 
enamel dots from Doodlebug.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can play along with us this week.

'till next time,