Saturday, June 24, 2017


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.

Here's what I came up with:

It's definitely white on white!
I used a diamond design embossing folder from Darice and a 
word die from Impression Obsession.

To give it some interest I went a little nuts with the dimension factor!
There are 5 Congratulations die cuts glued together to give the word lots of depth,
and then the flat panel that the word is on is put on the card front with foam tape. 
Like I said ....lots of dimension! lol

Hope you have time to play along with us on this challenge.
The winner will recieve a $15 gift certificate from our sponsor- Happy Little Stampers!

'till next time,

Friday, June 23, 2017

Soak up the Sun

It's 90 degrees in Ohio.
I think summer has arrived!
I'm very thankful for my air conditioning.

Today I'm playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch.
It fits the bill, so I'm also linking up to Work it Wednesday 
Here's my card:

here's the sketch:
I found a piece of this paper in my stash. I'm not sure where it came from,
but it kinda looks like it might be Doodlebug.
Added a sentiment from a MFT stamp and die cut sunglasses....easy peasy!
I did add vellum to the sunglasses and  glued 4 layers of them together to add some dimension.

This is going in the mail this afternoon to my Sister-in-Law.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time.

Thursday, June 22, 2017


I really do love my friends.
There's a few of us that hang together so much we're more 
like a small gang!

Anyhow, I thought I'd send a few cards to them.
I'm also linking them ( the cards, not my friends!!) to Freshly Made Sketches

Here's the sketch I used. You can see that I flipped it on it's side.

Here's another one. For some strange reason, I have a hard time making two cards the same.

The stamps are from Technique Tuesday, the 
sentiment is from My Favorite Things- Tickled pink set 
and the cute plaid paper is from a Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pack called perfectly plaid.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


The theme at CAS on Friday
is Animals. 
This was a fun card's what I came up with:
I can just imagine that rat wishing for the biggest cheese ever!
These cute rat stamps ( there's 8 different ones in the set) are made by
Katzelkraft . Problem is they're in France...too much charge for shipping!!!
Good news is I found a supplier in the US...check out Frantic Stamper, Inc.

I hope you are enjoying your summer.

'till next time,

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Akron skyline

Time for a new sketch over at
Here's my take on it:

This is Akron's skyline. I bought this stamp last year 
at the Adventures in Stamping convention in Akron.
It's made by a company called Li Wee Ones.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

What's Shakin' Bacon?

I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches today.
Here's my take of this sketch:

I used the cutest stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs called This Little Piggy.
The printed paper is from a 6x6 Pebbles paper pad.
Embossed the sentiment using detail white embossing powder.
                  Colored with Copic markers: R81, R83 and R85,  C1 and C5, Y18 and YR68.

This was a fun challenge...give it a try!
I'd love to see what you come up with.

'till next time,

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Color Throwdown

I'm playing along with  Color Throwdown today.
I used Distress Ink 
twisted citron, chipped sapphire, mermaid lagoon and antique linen.

A friend requested that I make her a sympathy card to send, 
so here's the card I made today:

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Saturday, June 10, 2017


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
Here's the card I made:
 So, here's the story:
I was up late making this card ( of course, late for me is anything after 9 p.m. !! )
I wanted to make the inside design while I had all the stuff on my desk, so I did.
this is what I made:
Did ya notice that the card is horizontal 
and the inside is vertical!! well, DUH!

So, I made a card front that was vertical ....and I actually like it better.

Then, of course, I had to make another inside for the first card.

It all turned out good, because I ended up with two complete cards.

Hope you can find time to play along with us.

'till next time,

Monday, June 5, 2017


The card I made today has a whole row of elephants!

The challenge at  CAS on Sunday.
is to use a repetition image.

I used the stamp set called unforgettable ( W plus 9)
colored with Copic Markers
used Wink of Stella on the balloon
added three tiny tiny sequins just for fun

I did another card earlier today
 for the clean and simple challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.
Their challenge was to use fish on your card.
So I did:

Thanks for stopping by today.

'till next time,

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Neapolitan's always time for ice cream!
and it's also time
 for another challenge at Less is More.

Yum, yum, yum!

Now that I have ice cream on the brain, I decided to go with it!
Here's my card:

The sentiment is a combination of words from two Lawn Fawn Stamp sets,
LF454-Year Three and LF1230-Merry Messages.

The ice cream cones are from a Simon Says Stamp Die .
I die cut them out of white cardstock  and colored them with copics.
strawberry- R32, R35, R45
Chocolate - E25, E27, E29
Vanilla   -     E50, E51
Cones   -   E31, E53

The white panel was cut with a die from
Memory Box (stitched rectangles) and mounted with foam tape to
a card front covered with designer paper for a little more interest.

That's it for today!
Now, I'm  going to go get a bowl of ice cream!

'till next time,

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Bee Happy

Happy Saturday, everyone!

I was chosen as one of the CTS Favorite's for Sketch #223.
Awesome sauce!

So, now it's time to give Sketch # 224 a try.
Here's what I came up with:
 To make the hexagons, I used a water  colored practice scrap.

The black & white stripe is from a MFT 6x6 basics paper pack
The cute Bee is from There She Goes - Bee Happy stamp Set
And of course...Black enamel dots to finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by! 

'till next time,

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Color Throwdown

I'm playing along with  Color Throwdown today,
and since it's anything goes over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
Challenge Blog I'll link up over there also.

Here's today's colors:

Here's my card:
 I used gold embossing powder for the greeting
(from Happy Little Stampers)
Gold Washi Tape
Die cuts from MFT ( Mini Tabs)
and Poppy Stamps(Johnny Jump Ups)
Gold sequins

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Time for another challenge at Less is More.

Here's the card I made:

 and a closer look so thatyou can see that it really does shimmer.

Here's what all I used:
2 shades of gray card stock 
black card stock
 Prima stencil (bloom by Jamie Dougherty)
Nuvo Embellishment mousse ( silver)
texture paste
micro fine glitter - silver - by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cherry Lynn Designs die
Wink of Stella- black
My Favorite Things- sweet stack labels Die-namics
Silver embossing powder
Stamp from Happy Little Stampers (mix mash) 

now I  have to go put it all away...ugh!

'till next time, Doni

Saturday, May 27, 2017


These past two weeks have flown by. 
It's time already for a new code word
from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
 Our hostess is the super talented Bobby and she chose the word Graduation. 

Here's my card:

It's a little hard to see, but the black paper has 
glittery flourishes that are really pretty IRL.

Here's a closer look:

I used a hat stamp from Lawn Fawn- Hats Off  To You.
The Congratulations is a stamp from
My Favorite Things- The a'la modes in "Grad Girl"
pretty paper from my stash and a little gold glitter and I was done.

For the inside I used some metallic printed paper 
from Pinkpaislee called Luxe collection
 and this stamp from Art Impressions:

So glad you could stop by today!

'till next time,

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sticky Frog

Hi !
Totally raining for the third day in a row,
so I've been spending lots of time in my craft room.
Here's what I made today:

The frog is from Your Next Stamp.

I'm linking this to two challenges:
Hope you like it!

'till next time,

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

feel better

Today I'm playing along with Color Throwdown#443.
Here's my card:
 The daisy is from Stampbilities and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tickled Pink

Hi !

If you're looking for my Less is More card....scroll down.

First, it's time 
 for a new code word
from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
 Our hostess is the lovely Ellenor and she chose the word PINK.

This is what the word pink inspired me to make:

I love that happy pig!
He's a stamp from Rubbernecker.
Enamel dots from Doodlebug 
Colored with copic markers
 The sentiment is from My Favorite Things. The part " that it's your Birthday"
on the stamp was too big for the space I had so I put tape over that part, 
inked the stamp and remembered to pull the tape off  (ha ha)
 then used the computer to add that back with  a smaller size. 
I used a light box to get the spacing right.

Today is also time for a new challenge from Less is More.

Here's what I came up with :
Here's what I used:
 Color wise, I was inspired by the bag of bling that was on my desk.
I used a cute little fish stamp from Rubbernecker and the greeting 
was a free stamp (with an order) from Lawn Fawn.
Did a lot of masking, and the only embellishment I used was 
Glossy Accents on the eyes and the bubbles (which I hope count as Spots!).

Thanks for stopping by

'till next time,

Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy Mail

Today I'm playing along with
this week's CAS(E) this sketch.

Here's what I came up with:
Here's the sketch:
I used a lot of different stamps.
The cute little bear (whose name is Harry, by the way!) is from Stampingbella,
so are the words happy mail.
The small "sending"I found on a Hero Arts stamp called Joy Stamp & Cut.
The little bit larger envelope is from Simon Says Stamp-Sending happy thoughts stamp set.
The smallest envelope and the tiniest heart is from Technique Tuesday-random act of kindness set.
The larger heart is from Paper Smooches- spring fling. 

As always, I colored with Copic Markers.
That reminds me of a little tip I'd like to share, yesterday I was refilling my R29 (lipstick red)
marker and dripped red all over the sides of the marker....just call me sloppy!....
and of course all over my hands.
Anyhow, it wouldn't wash off the outside of the marker and it looked terrible.
But I tried using Mr Clean's Magic Eraser and it worked like a charm! YEA!
Thanks for stopping by,
'till next time,

Monday, May 1, 2017

FTHS May Blog Hop

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop.
We have a “CASE it” theme this month.
 Each team member will be showcasing a card CASE-D (copy and share everything)
from another teammate.
As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog.
One random commenter will be selected on each blog
to win an image of choice from the FTHS store.

We are also having a link up contest with this hop. We invite you to pick one of the FTHS DT members and “CASE” on of their cards and add it to linky collection, by Sunday May 7th.
Everyone who enters will be entered into a random drawing.
One lucky winner will win three images of choice from the store!

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,

 I CASE-D this card made by Imke:


I liked Imke's use of color blocking.
I used a different color pallet and turned her design to make a vertical card.
I used a rectangle instead of a circle for the focal point and
colored with Copic markers and added a die cut "cheers" from PapertreyInk.
I used the FTHS Birthday Brew which you can find HERE.

Now head over to  Imke's blog and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today.
The hop will end on Sunday May 7th at 6 am EST.
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday May 9th.

'till next time,

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.

This really was a challenge for me.
I wasn't even really sure what grunge was.
 Google says its a very unique style, like torn tattered or messy.
I went with messy:

I used a stamp from Rubbernecker. It's a two part stamp...You can find it HERE.
I stamped the first part with memento black and the
 second part (the wine and splashes)  were colored
with a Stampin-Up real red marker.
The sentiment is a stamp from Art Impressions.

Hope you like it.

'till next time,