Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Another Halloween card

Here's another Halloween card.
This time I'm using the colors from the

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Christmas Lamp Post

I like to share the card I made today to 
play along with CAS(E) Thia Sketch.

Here's the sketch:

This was pretty quick and easy.
It would be a good one to mass produce.

I used a Cherry Lynn Die ( lamp post)
and A Lawn Fawn Die (wreath).
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp ( Merry Everything)

Enjoy your day!

next time,

Saturday, October 14, 2017


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
This weeks challenge is hosted by Bobby
 and she chose the code word PUMPKINS.

 Here's my card:

I chose two shades of neutral beige cardstock
and started by using Distress Ink (gathered twigs) and a stencil from
My Favorite things to create a light partial background.

Next I stamped, colored with copics and fussy cut images of a corn stalk,
a wagon full of pumpkins and a separate pumpkin  all from 
Lawn Fawn ( Happy Harvest). 
The greeting is also from Lawn Fawn (Jump for Joy).

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. It was really hard
 not to put a bunch of colorful leaves all over!

'till next time,

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Little Drac

Today I'm entering the Color Throwdown Challenge.

Orange, kraft and black...  great colors for October!
Here's what I came up with:
 Pretty simple, but I fell in love with that cute little Dracula!
He's a  little Snag'em Stamp from Imaginisce.
I also used the Halloweenies stamp set from Paper Smooches
and the Stitched Circles die from Simon Says Stamp,
Memento Ink, copic marker R29 and 3D foam dots.
Making all these Halloween cards is making me hungry for chocolate candy!  lol!
'till next time,

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Today I made a card to play along with 

Here's my card:

I stamped the really cute stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle with VersaMark
and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.
Then I used post it notes to mask off everything outside the circle.
Next I used Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks
to sponge in the circle.
The sentiment is from a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set called Dragon Queen.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Saturday, October 7, 2017

National Cardmaking Day

For the last two days I've attended the
Stamp & Scrapbook Convention in Akron 
where I pretty much walked, shopped and cropped myself silly!
So today I'm taking it easy and spending some quiet time in my craft room.
The days are flying by so quickly that I thought 
I'd better work on this years
Christmas Cards. 
Here's what I'm working on:

and the inside:
I used 3 stamp sets:
My Favorite Things - Jingle All The Way
My Favorite Things - A'la Modes ( Candy Cane Kisses)
Lawn Fawn - Merry Messages

Got lots of them to make, so I'd better get back to work! 

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Saturday, September 30, 2017


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
This code word sounds like it would be easy, but I've really 
had a hard time deciding which  stamp is my favorite!
I finally decided it is which ever stamp I happen to be using at the time! lol

This week I'm into Halloween, so I'm really liking this adorable Frankie
stamp from Hero Arts.

Here's the card I made with him:

I made the dots using the eraser end of new pencils as a stamp.
I used Distress Inks
Ripe Persimmon, Dusty Concord and Twisted Citron.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Monday, September 25, 2017


Today I'm entering the Color Throwdown
with this card:

yep got those colors.

 Simon Says Stamp -
This week the challenge is
Pop it up 

Yep, Frankie is popped up!
(please ignore the cat hair on Frankie's arm!)

Frankie is a cute stamp set from Hero Arts
and the BOO! is from Paper Smooches. 
I put Wink of Stella - Black on Frankie's suit jacket , 
pants and shoes for a little sparkle.

Here's what the inside looks like:

Oh, so true! 

Hope you're  having a good day!

'till next time,

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Black Cats

I can hardly believe that it's  the last of September already!
Guess that means Halloween is right around the corner, so that's
 what I made today....a Halloween card.

the challenge is to use a Die Cut on your card.

Hopefully this will count as clean & simple.

Here's what I used:
grey cardstock card base 
black cardstock with a circle cut out of it using
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Die
orange & yellow watercolor sample from my stash
Lawn Fawn picket fence border die
Impression Obsession cat dies
Studio-g  Happy Halloween  stamp
white embossing powder

The standing cat and the fence are both 4 die cuts thick 
which IRL  gives the card some extra interest.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Friday, September 22, 2017


Just wanted to share a couple of cards that I made today.

This first one I'm going to submit to Less is More

This second one I'm sending to my sister-in-law who is coming for a visit 
at the end of the month.
 It was fun using some older stamps...I think the bunny stamp is from 2011.
Here's  quick look at what I used:

Thanks for stopping by!

'till next time, 

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
Our sponsor for this challenge is
Here's my take on the code word:

I used a Penny Black die (51-008 bashful)
which I colored with copic markers
The hello is from a Simon Says Stamp set called sending happy thoughts
for the white background I used
MFT Die-namics
Blueprints #13 
 Stitched Basic Edges 

To add extra interest and dimension
 the flowers are 4 layers thick 
and the hello has some glimmer from Wink of Stella- clear.

Ya know, that green does not look near that neon in real life! (just sayin')

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

polar bear hello

I'm playing along with  Color Throwdown today.

Here's what I came up with:

card recipe:
white cardstock 
navy blue cardstock
printed paper from Amy Tangerine 6x6 paper pad
Poppy stamps - hello background die
My Favorite things - Polar Bear Pals stamp set

I paper pieced the scarf from the printed paper 
and popped the bear up with pop dots , 
it's hard to tell from the picture 

here's a closer look:

I'm  also linking this up to
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Get well soon!

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

Here's my take on it:
 and here's what I did on the inside:

The get well soon is from Lawn Fawn
The inside sentiment is from Words to the Rescue
For the sweet little floral bouquet I used a stamp from Amy Tangerine

had to do some creative masking off to only get the flowers but i think it was worth it!

Thanks for stopping by today.

'till next time,


Saturday, September 2, 2017


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  This time I am playing Hostess and I chose the word Apples.
I made this card for my Granddaughter who will be a senior in high school this year.
And yes, I only used one apple and the code word is apples
but, close enough! Right? 

 Here's the inside:
 I used the cute little apples from the  Lawn Fawns Thanks a Bushel stamp set.
I used my computer to print the inside sentiment.

Hope you can play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by!!
'till next time,

Wednesday, August 30, 2017



Today I'm playing along with CASology.

Here's what I came up with:

I've had this cute little bee stamp, I have no idea where it came from.
I used Avery Elle square dies to make the frame , popped it up with foam tape.
Since the flower extends outside the frame I stamped another flower 
 fussy cut it and added it on top.

Here's a closer look:

Thanks so much for looking.

I'm linking this card to 
Simon Says Stamp 
Wednesday Challenge (anything goes)

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
This challenge is hosted by Susan and she chose the word FRIENDS.
Here's my card:

I used Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs. 
The sentiment is from a stamp set from Jane's Doodles.
I hope you can play along with us.
is offering a prize of a
$15 gift certificate to the winner.

'till next time,

Monday, August 7, 2017

Mix it Up

This sounded like a fun challenge. 
To play, all you do is combine any Essentials by Ellen product 

So, I did that and came up with this cute card.
 I used:
Essentials by Ellen - All Inside by Julie ( hi, there)
Avery Elle - Furry Friends
Copic Markers
foam tape

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Saturday, August 5, 2017

One Layer

Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
 Here's my card:

Ya know, I just cannot leave a one layer card alone...
so I just HAD to do this:
 The stamps came in a gift bag that I won at the last scrapbook Crop I went to.
The packaging says distributed by Firefly.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sea Friends

I just got a cute stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh
 called Sea Friends.
I went to their blog and found this really cute shaker card 
with great how to instructions by Yoonsun Hur.
So I followed the instructions and made a card exactly like hers.
Here's mine:

This was so much fun, That I made a 3-D Box Card using the same stamps.

Here's a closer look:

I used the Lawn Fawn custom craft box die .
There are a ton of videos on you tube that show you how to put it together.
I used my computer to print the message.

On the shaker card I used a die from Mama Elephant called 
Framed Tags.

All these sea friends make me want to go to the beach!!

'till next time,

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

with sympathy

I´ve received the sad news that my online friend , Faith Skrdla,  Illustrator and Owner of From the Heart Stamps has passed away.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Swirly Birthday


 I came across this monthly inspirational challenge based
 on a Pinterest-inspired photo that is located 

A random challenge participant will receive a
 $50 gift certificate 
to the Ellen Hutson store.  
To be eligible for a shot at the prize, 
you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products 
and the photo badge as inspiration. 
and here's the inspiration board:
I loved the colors and for some reason it all registered as swirls of color.

So here's what I came up with:
I hand cut a swirl design stencil from acrylic 
and then used distress inks in all the pretty colors to sponge in the swirls.

I used the Essentials by Ellen stamp set called All Inside by Julie.
  Colored the bear with Copics 
(E50,E53, E55, R20)
Tucked in a party hat...I just love the way he can hold things!

The cute speech bubble is from Lawn Fawn-chit chat

Thanks for stopping by. 

'till next time,

Thursday, July 27, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch

 Here's today's sketch:
and here's what I did with it: 
Can you tell I need a baby card for my great niece who's expecting?

I used the cute little rattle from Lawn Fawn- plus one stamp set 
and the sentiment from Paper Smooches.
I used wink of stella and Glossy Accents on the rattles.
Here's a closer look:

Thanks for looking!  
'till next time,