Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Halloween's Night Sky


I have another Halloween card to share with you.

I was going through the drawer where I stash all my painted and ink blended backgrounds

and I came across this white paint splatter on black cardstock.

so, here's what I did with it:

quick and easy since the bat was already colored . 

The bat is from My Favorite Things- Witch way is the candy set.

The Boo was embossed with white from a stamp by Studio g.

'till next time,


Friday, October 15, 2021

Haunted House

It's midway through October, so it's time to get SPOOKY!

Here's the haunted house I worked on today:

 I've had these Honey Bee House builder die cuts for quite awhile ,so

I thought it was a good time to break them in.

I also used the Honey Bee Halloween add on dies and a really neat 6x6 paper pack called

 Home Essentials...also from Honey Bee.

This was a fun card to make .

I entered it here:

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Fall Thank You's

Hi! I have a friend getting married this fall, so I thought 

I'd make her some fall inspired thank you cards.

      I used My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers Die-Namics

and Lawn Fawn Wavy Sayings stamps and Fancy Wavy Banners Dies.

 Thanks for looking. 

'till next time,



Thursday, September 23, 2021

You're the man

My cousin has a birthday today...

He and his wife are coming to play cards tonight. 

 I looked through my box of birthday cards and everything looked too 'girly'.

So I got busy and made this:

the inside says:

I remembered your birthday!

at our age that is quite a feat!

Thanks for looking.

"till next time,



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Best Witches


 October is almost upon my thoughts turned to Halloween.

Lots of coloring ...but I love my Copic markers.

This was a fun card to make...I used the MFT A2 Stitched Circles Die-Namics and

the MFT Witch way is the candy stamp set.

Here's my designing thought process:

I cut the largest circle out of black cardstock ...then when you

fold it in half it stands on it's own...gota love it!

The night sky was blended with distress inks and splattered with white paint.

The inspiration piece was a coffin box I saw on pinterest ( I loved the colors she used...sorry I don't have a link or a name to give credit)

I also entered the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge- September Anything Halloween

Thanks for looking.

"till next time,


Friday, September 17, 2021

Stitched Flowers


Sorry it's been forever since I last posted...but here's what I worked on today:

 I fell in love with this card by Lin. 


 You can check out Lin"s blog here



So I did what comes naturally and cased hers.

It was fun to use The Stitched Die-Namics from My Favorite Things.

'till next time, 


Saturday, July 10, 2021



It's good to be back in my craft room...hopefully my mojo will show up!

Today I made a Steampunk Box Card . I saw this idea from the Stamperia DT.

Last month ..(and I do mean that I worked on it for a month) I took a series of on line classes 

and learned how to make a Vagabond Briefcase using paper packs from Stamperia.

I will do a blog with lots of pictures of the briefcase soon!

But for now... Here's the box card using the leftover pieces and parts:

a side view:
and the back:

Steampunk is a definite departure from my clean and simple style!

Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Margaret's Birthday Card


Today I'd like to share with you the card I made for my sister-in-law's birthday.

 Can you tell she's going to be 81?  Lol!

this is the inside:

               The hardest part was getting the inside oval cut out to match up with the card front oval.

I needed to do this to hide where I taped a piece of acetate over the oval.

Here's what I used:

My Favorite Things - Old Friends

My Favorite Things Die-namics  - Confetti Numbers

Oval Dies... these are so old that I don't remember where their from

and of course, colored with Copic Markers.

Thanks for looking.

till next time,


Thursday, April 8, 2021



Today I spent the morning coloring with my Copic markers .

I just got the Peony Perfection stamp from My Favorite Things and decided to make a card just like the sample from Debbie Olson.

I  did one stamped with black ink and one no line coloring

(stamped with a light ink-Momento Dessert Sand) 

Which one do you like better?

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,


Monday, February 22, 2021

Sunshine & Rainbows


It's been awhile since my last post...

I've been making a hand made mini album and I'll have lots of pictures to show you when I'm finished! 

But today I needed a break , so I made a card to submit to The Monday challenge blog at Splitcoaststampers .

 The challenge today was to include clouds on your card.

Back to the mini book.....

'till next time,


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Valentine Love


Check out the fun challenge at Double D Challenges.

 Here's the card I made to enter:

I was inspired by the pillow 

Thanks for looking! 

'till next time,


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Big Cups

 Hi !

This is the card I made today:

Sending this to a friend that loves coffee and has a wicked sense of humor.
If this inspires you to make a coffee card...check this out ...
Supplies used:
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps - sentiment
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Expresso yourself stamp set
My Favorite things - wonky stitches rec stax dies
Lawn Fawn dies- quilted Backdrop

Thanks for stopping by.

"til next time,


Saturday, January 23, 2021

Inspiration Challenge

 Hi! Today I'm playing along with the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.

This was my inspiration:

and here's the card I came up with:

I liked the black stripes and the black dots on the beige and the pretty little flowers on the shoes.
I couldn't find any paper like  that in my I had to make my own.
Lol...a lot of work , but I like the way it turned out.

Stay safe everyone.
'till next time,

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Basket of flowers


Today I was cleaning out over stuffed drawers in my craft room 

and I came across the pretty basked of flowers from my Quilling days, so I created this card 

and I'm entering it in the Double D Challenges blog.

  Thanks for stopping by. I hope all is well with you.

"till next time,


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Navy & Cream


Todays card was inspired by the challenge blog Color Hues.

 Although it looks a tad bit black in the photo it really is Navy and Cream.

I used The Simon Says Stamp - ornate background

and The Simon Says Stamp Die- Thanks

'till next time,


Wednesday, January 6, 2021



Today I am playing along with  CAS(E) This Sketch #402.


and over at Double D Challenges  they are celebrating their 5th anniversary with cupcakes I combined the two challenges and came up with this:

I used Lawn Fawn ( Baked with Love ) stamp and colored the cupcakes with Copic markers.

On the cupcake tops I added Wink of Stella to add  a little sparkle ...on the photo the sparkle shows up mostly on the chocolate cupcake tops as strange little dots! Go figure!?

Thanks for stopping by.

"til next time,


Monday, January 4, 2021

Winter Birthday

Today  I'm playing along with this month's Color Hues challenge (Red & Grey).

Since my oldest daughters birthday is next week

 this will be going to her.

  Thanks for looking.

"till next time,


Saturday, January 2, 2021

with sympathy

 I'm glad it's 2021 however...

it's cold and grey and raining ice water...

so todays' card reflects that mood.

 I'm playing along with The Inspiration Challenge

over at Splitcoaststampers .

you can also check it out Here 


Thanks for looking

"till next time,


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Hip To Be Square!

Happy Wednesday, every body!
  Brenda is our hostess  for challenge #580  at Little Red Wagon this week.
She says "It's hip to be square", which means she wants to see 
a square somewhere on your card.
Here's mine:

I made my square element into a shaker and added my favorite Christmas penguin.


Thanks for looking.
"till next time, 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Snow Days!

  JanR is our hostess  for challenge #579 at Little Red Wagon this week.
She has chosen the phrase "Snow Days!" for our challenge this week,
meaning we're free to make anything that has to do with snow.
Remember it doesn't have to be a card it can be anything you want to make
that has to do with snow! 
Here's what I made:
Happiness is....
watching snowfall
through a window.
Yep! So glad I'm retired and don't have to go out in the snow if i don't want to.
Heres the supplies I used to make this card:
6x6 Whimsy Paper Pack (Blurry Flurries)
Simon Says Stamp - Eliza Snowflake Die
Hello Bluebird - Let It Snow Die
'till next time,


Thursday, December 3, 2020

Santa Hats


There is a Santa Hats Challenge going on at  Double D Challenges.

Here's my entry:

I splattered white paint on the dark green background...

only I wasn't too smart about it and I now have little white splatters all over 

my desk and keyboard!  lol

Thanks for looking.
"till next time, 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

LRW Challenge #578 - Winter Birthday

 Hi there!

 It´s Wednesday and time for a brand new Challenge at Little Red Wagon.

 I'm  the hostess this week.

  I would like to see your cards that celebrate a WINTER BIRTHDAY.   

While I was on a roll I also made this one:

For the snow I used a stencil from Simon Says Stamp and Nuvo Glimmer paste.
You can see the texture and sparkle better against the blue but it looks just as pretty on the white IRL. 

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the little house is a die from SSS.

Thanks for looking.
"till next time, 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Christmas Tags

Happy Wednesday, every body!
  Imke is our hostess  for challenge #577  at Little Red Wagon this week.
She would like to see us get prepared for Christmas. 
I chose to get started on making Christmas gift tags.

 These are smaller tags ( around 3/4 inch ) perfect for little gift bags.
I used stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn (Tiny Tag Sayings)

For a bigger gift bag I made this one:

This tag from Pretty Pink Posh measures 3 inches across.
The little snowman is from Lawn Fawn.

I can't even imagine what Christmas will be like this year....
doesn't look like we'll be able to have our big family get together.
In any event, I'll be sure to keep Christmas in my heart.
Thanks for looking.
"till next time, 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Winter Blues


Winter Blues is the new challenge over at Double "D" Challenges.

Here's my entry:

 The first thing I did was Ink blend the background (Distress Inks) and then splatter on some water.

This is what else was used:

Sizzix thinlets - (tree)

MFT Die-Namics - Believe

Lawn Fawn - Cardinal ( from the Birch trees die)

Wink of Stella (clear) - to add a little sparkle to the cardinal

Thanks for Looking.
'till next time,

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Say it Loud!

  Kate is our hostess  for challenge #576 at Little Red Wagon this week.
She would like to see us "Say it Loud" by using a big sentiment or word art.
I was lucky enough to find this really old stamp from Art Impressions,
so word art it is!

 This is what I put on the inside...also an Art Impressions stamp.

 Hope you can join us this week.

"till next time,