Saturday, May 12, 2018


Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Ceal is our hostess and she chose the code word MOM.
 I got a new stamp from Neat & Tangles called Friendly Florals.
I started out by stamping a bunch of the images and coloring them
with Copic markers. (my favorite thing to do is color!)
I even bit the bullet and spent the extra bucks to buy the matching Dies.
So, after I had a bunch of pieces and parts to choose from
it was fun just to assemble a bouquet( by taping them together on the back.)

I didn't have a stamp to fit the space so I used the computer and microsoft word
to print the greeting.
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Monday, May 7, 2018


Making another Box Card,

This is the second one I made. The first one was at the request of a friend 
for her little grandson who loves sharks:

I had fun today! Hope you did too!

'till next time,

Friday, May 4, 2018

Birthday Hippo

Today I made a card using the MFT Challenge Sketch. 
Here's what I came up with using the MFT stamp sets
 Happy Hippos and All about You  

The circle ( cut using MFT Die-namics - pierced circle stax)
with the cute hippo holding the present and balloons was 
popped up using foam tape.
The printed background paper was in my stash , so I don't know who made it.

Put a little hippo on the inside, too:

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,

Thursday, May 3, 2018


My middle Grandchild, Sophia, graduates from 
High School this month.  Hard to believe!
This is for her:

another view:

This was made with all Lawn Fawn Products:
scalloped box die
Hat's Off To You clear stamp set
So Much To Say stamp set

I'm entering this at
for a chance to win $25 gift card to the Lawn Fawn Store.

One of these days that random generator HAS to land on me!!

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Less is More.
Today I made a very literal translation of the sketch
over at Less is More Challenge Blog.

here's the sketch:
All I did different was use the sketch on a landscape card base.

supplies used:
Avery Elle-ments - Simply said You (die)
My Favorite Things - All about you ( stamp set)
Simon Says Stamp - Stitched circles (die) 
Distress Ink - Festive Berries

I'm also linking up to:
CAS on Sunday  (use pink whit & black)

Thanks for stopping by!

'till next time,

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Golden Butterfly

Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Carolyn is our hostess and she chose the word GOLD.

Gold and shine just seem to go together.

Here's what I used:
Thank You die from Poppy Dies
Butterfly from Memory Box (Lunette Butterfly)
Gold stripe paper from Pink Paislee ( Luxe)
Black card base

Hope you can join us this week.

'till next time,

Thursday, April 26, 2018

CAS Thank YouI

This is the card I made today.
I was cleaning off my desk( because there was so much stuff on the desk I couldn't 
find any space to work) and I found a stamp from MSE- My Sentiments Exactly,
 the pretty flower stamp from Neat & Tangled and some great colorful stripes from
Lawn Fawn in their Really Rainbow 6x6 paper pack.
I thought they all worked well together.

'till next time,

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dragon Box

I had a wonderful weekend crop with lots of scrapbooking friends.
We went to the Wallhouse Hotel in Walnut Creek.
I spent the weekend making box cards...and eating...and laughing...did I mention 

Here's just one of the box cards I worked on:

...a closer look:

I've really become addicted to these box cards!

Made this one also:

 The box die I use is from Lawn Fawn.
There are lots of videos on You Tube
that show you step by step how to assemble them.

So much fun ... give it a try!

'till next time,

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,