Wednesday, July 18, 2018


There is a new challenge up on the Double "D" Challenge Blog.
The theme is  TEA and/or COFFEE.
I'm a tea drinker, so I picked tea. Check out the inspiration board:
See those wonderful cookies in the top left photo...that's what inspired me to create this:

 I used a really cute Stamp and Die set from Crafter's Companion called "Tea Time".
For this card I just used the Dies. I stacked them up 4 deep to get some dimension
and to make them look like the frosted cookies I used 
Enamel Accents by Inkssentials. 

I was excited...I've had this in my stash for years and this was the first time I used it!

For the inside I used a cute tea bag image ( a digi stamp, source unknown )

I'm also entering this card at

'till next time,

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Favorite Color

Today I'd like to share with you a card I made to play along 
with a challenge over at The Sisterhood Of Crafters.

Darlene is the hostess and here's what she challenged us to do:

What's YOUR Favorite Color???
(create something using your favorite color)

So here we go:

Lime green is Sooo.. my favorite color, just check out my blog name!

I remember one time when my Grandson Jack was in early elementary school
( I forget exactly what grade) and they drew pictures of their grandma's which were
 hung in the hall way on the way to their room.
You could spot the stick figure with the black pants and  lime green shirt
from a mile away! 
It was pretty funny!

Here's what I used to make this card:

Impression Obsession  -  die cut sentiment
Cherry Lynn Designs  -  flip flops
MFT Die-namics  -  stitched basic edges
The Cat's Pajamas  -  Apron Border 006

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Celebrate Your Special Day


Today I'm entering my second card in The Paper Players 400th challenge.
( They are limiting the entries to two a person, which I think is a great idea!)
Check them out HERE.
Here's my card:
The background is a resist embossed technique I did awhile ago
when I was watching a Jennifer McGuire video. 

Here's what I used to make this card:
Simon Says Stamp-Lattice Grid Background 6x6 stamp
white embossing powder
circle die ( to make my own stencil) 
Distress Inks
My Favorite Things - Die-Namics (Celebrate)
Wink Of Stella - clear
Jillibean Soup (Hampton Arts)- Enjoy stamp & die set

I didn't put anything in the inside yet because I figured 
it would depend on what they were celebrating 
as to what you would say.

I'm crossing my fingers and hoping Mr. Random Generator
picks one of my two cards to win a prize!

'till next time,

Saturday, July 7, 2018


Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
It's my honor to be hostess this time
and I chose the word BABY.
 Here's my card:
I love these sweet soft colors...I used distress Inks  with a very light touch!
The stork is from My Favorite Things.
The large scalloped panel was cut from a die by Wplus9 (Sunshine Layers).
The little clouds are cut using a die by Impression Obsession.

I hope this inspires you to join our challenge.

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,

Friday, July 6, 2018


Happy Friday!
Today I'm playing along with The Paper Players 400th challenge
and boy are they celebrating big time with lots of prizes! 
Check them out HERE.
 Here's the card I made to help them celebrate:
I had fun making this card.
Here's how I got the tiny celebrate words to fit in between the black stripes:
 I just cut a strip of the words out of the paper! 
(The Paper Studio paper pack called Eat Cake from Hobby Lobby)
How lucky was that...just the right size!
The Panda is a stamp from Fiskars called A Day At The Zoo.
The balloons are a die from Penny Black called Uplifting.
I colored the balloons with Copics, added clear Wink Of Stella and
tied them with Bakers Twine in matching colors.
Popped everything up with foam tape, added some tiny sequins and called it done!

Here's what the inside looks like:

Lots of space to write about whatever you're celebrating!
The Yippee is a die from Waffle Flower.

Thanks so much for looking.

'till next time,

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Happy 4th of July !

Before the serious picnic food eating begins, 
 I had time to make a card !
Thanks to my friend Darlene, I  found a new to me 
challenge blog called The Sisterhood of Crafters.
Their theme this time is "Something You Would See/Find In The Sky!

 Being the original thinker that I am, I looked out my window and saw the sun!

So, here's my card:
 The sun die is from Lil' inker designs.
The clouds and the word sunshine are dies 
from a set called sunshine layers made by W plus 9.

I used my Copic marker (Y19 and C2) to add
some detail to the die cuts.

The word sunshine is also layered 4 deep to add dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

'till next time,

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Rock On!

Happy July! 
It's a hot one here in Ohio. It's going into the 90's again today.
I just checked on my phone
  and the humidity is 89% ! UGH, that's what makes it hard to breathe.

I'm so glad I've got a lovely air conditioned craft room to play in.

Here's what I made today:

Here's the inside:

I suppose you could use this for a birthday card.
However my thinking was more along the lines of a retirement card.
There's lots of blank space to write your own Happy Retirement message.
I chose the neutral grey so it could work for either a girl or a guy.

Frantic Stamper (rocking chair - 3 die cuts layered together for dimension)
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps -Rock Star!  (rock on sentiment)
inside sentiment - used the computer
Copic Markers - C1, C3 ( for a little shading on the chair)

Challenges entered:

Thanks for stopping by today!

'till next time,

Saturday, June 23, 2018

You got this!

Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Susan is our hostess and she chose the code word Girl Power
 Here's my take on it:

I'm sending this to a friend who is taking a Stats Class that she has been dreading.
...just a little confidence builder!

Here's what I used :
Mama Elephant - Tiny Heroes Stamp set
Simon Says Stamp dies -  Stitched Circles and Holiday Shapes
My Favorite things - 6x6 paper pack black & white stripes 
White embossing powder
Copic Markers

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,


Thursday, June 21, 2018


The challenge at the Double D's Blog Challenge is to use butterflies. 
They gave us this mood board for inspiration:
I liked the color combo that's on the upper right square.
This morning I got out my distress inks and water spritzer
and played around using the colors, 
mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers, mowed lawn, and mustard seed.
When I got done  I was not impressed! It pretty much looked like a big ole mess!
However, the butterflies I die cut from that mess turned out really nice!  go figure! 
Here's the card I made:
I used clear Wink of Stella on the butterflies, 
but you can't see the sparkle in the picture.

Distress Inks (colors listed above)
Memory Box - Isabella Butterfly Die
Wink of Stella - Clear
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Detail White Embossing Powder
Stampin' Up - Rose Wonder (sentiment)

Thanks so much for stopping by.

'till next time, 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summertime Fun

High temperatures and even higher humidity
give me the perfect excuse to spend even more time in my air conditioned craft room!
Like I need a reason!
Anyhow, here's a card I'd like to share with you:

A closer look:

I used the scalloped box die from Lawn Fawn 
and the Life Is Good stamp set and matching dies also from Lawn Fawn .
I'm entering in the 
Dies R Us Challenge #99 - Summertime Fun
Grab our Badge! 
you can find it HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

'till next time,

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Color Throwdown

Today I made a card with the colors from
Here's what I came up with:
                                  My Favorite Things- Magical Dragons stamp set
                                  cloud stencil ( made myself)
                                  Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
                                  Simon Says Stamp - Holiday Shapes Die ( tiny hearts)
                                  My Favorite Things - The a la modes in "Oh, Baby!" (sentiment)
                                  Copic Markers
  Thanks for looking.
'till next time,

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Frame it!

Good morning!

I'd like to share 2 cards I made yesterday.
On the first one I used very soft colors .

I just love this blue footed boobie bird!
The stamp is by Dina Kowal for Impression Obsession stamps.

The next card is a CASE of a card I saw on instagram by Yolanda Garrido.
Here's her card:

 and here's my CASE:

This cute peeking panda is a digi stamp, from
Gerta Steiner. You can get it HERE.

Both these cards fit Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge 
for this week which is...Frame It!

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Rainbow Cupcakes

Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Barb is our hostess and she chose the code word RAINBOW.
I was hungry and naturally my mind went to sweets! lol
So, we have rainbow cupcakes!

And the inside: 

I heat embossed the greeting ( white detail embossing powder) on
 a black strip. Then I added a very thin border of black & white stripe paper
just because I thought it looked better with than without!

The cupcake stamp is from Lawn Fawn (baked with love)
and colored with Copics. 
The inside sentiment is from Stampendous.

To dress up the cupcakes, I used clear Wink of Stella on the tops.
then I remembered these tiny seed beads that I got from
Queen & Co. to use in shaker cards and they just happened
 to come in 6 rainbow colors! Bonus!!
I glued them on with a little Glossy Accents.

I think it turned out kinda cute. Hope you like it.

'till next time,

Saturday, May 26, 2018


Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Stephanie is our hostess and she chose the code word SEA.
Here's what that word inspired me to create:
I started by sponging on some distress ink:
Seedless Preserves
Blueprint Sketch 
Peacock Feathers
Then I splattered on some water.

One of my favorite stamp sets is Mermazing by My Favorite Things.
So, out of this set I stamped some sea weed , the sentiment and
the cute fish ( popped up with foam dots) and called it done.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can join us this week.

'till next time,

Friday, May 25, 2018

Penguine Shaker Card


I'm playing along with the My Favorite Things
Here's the sketch:
and here's my card:
MFT - Penguins in paradise stamp set
MFT - All about you stamp set ( for the sentiment)
circle background paper is from my stash of watercolor samples I did
shaker pretties are from Pretty Pink Posh and Queen & Company
white embossing powder, copic markers, acetate and foam tape

I used stamps from 2 different stamp sets, so I'm also linking up 

'till next time,

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,