Saturday, January 20, 2018

Thinking of you

Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
Our hostess for this challenge is the terrifically talented Barb and she 
chose the word "Ombre"
Here's my card:
I began by stamping the sentiment ( Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set)
 from Simon Says Stamp with VersaMark and sprinkling on 
white embossing powder.
 I used My Favorite Things Layered Heart Die-Namics
to cut a stencil and then centered the heart over the sentiment.
Next came Candy Apple Distress ink . 
I started blending at the top and when I got to the sentiment , all this white stuff got all over my blending tool!! Duh...I had forgotten to heat emboss the lettering! 

So, I started all over again! this time it went a lot better, 
 except there was this little tiny speck 
right above the heart. 
Of course your eye went right to it and it really bugged me,
so.. a few tiny sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were needed to hide the speck!
Whew! Calling this card done before  I have time to mess it up any more!  lol

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Friday, January 19, 2018


I'd like to share with you a card I made for
  Here's the sketch:
Here's what I used:
Hero Arts - stencil
Distress Inks- cracked pistachio, Peacock Feathers, 
Tumbled Glass, and Blueprint Sketch 
Spellbinders - classic diamonds
My Favorite Things - Die-Namics(celebrate)
I layered the celebrate the celebrate (3 layers- 2 white, 1 blue)
and offset the white a little behind the top blue.
 I think it added some much needed dimension.

I'm also linking this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
While I had my brain in the Blue mold...
I made this Baby shower card for my great niece's  shower tomorrow.
I had done a card like this awhile ago 
with different colors and flowers for a bridal shower.

Can you tell she's having a boy?! lol

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

with Sympathy

This morning I'm playing along with
Less is More (challenge #62- purples)

I turned the sketch upside down
and this is what I came up with:

Here's what I used:
Flowers- Pretty Pink Posh (wild rose) 
Sentiment- Stampin' Up (Rose Wonder)
Background- Sizzix Thinlits Die
Copic Markers (BV02,BV17, YG93, YG67, YG99)
and a tiny bit of purple Stickles in the flower centers.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Friday, January 12, 2018

Love is in the air!

Another wave of bad weather is sweeping across Ohio again.
This morning I (and about a million other people) went
to the grocery store !  So now that I've stocked up enough to keep me and the 
two cats well fed until about April.....
Now I get to craft myself silly!

This is what I'm working on:

I used a Essentials by Ellen stamp set
a sentiment from Art Impressions
and patterned paper from a 6" Glitz Paper Pack
I'm linking this up to
Thanks for stopping by.
Stay warm!
'till next time, 

Saturday, January 6, 2018


It's time for our first challenge of 2018!

Stephanie is our new designer, so it's only fitting that she 
is the hostess for the new year's first challenge.
She chose the word 'MUSIC'.
Here's my card:
 This cute little guy is a digi stamp 
from Sassy Cheryl called 'Don't stop the music'.
The sentiment is from Purple Onion Designs.

After I  got him the size I wanted, I printed him once on white 
cardstock and then again on scrap paper which I then fussy cut 
 and used as a mask.
Then I sponged ripe persimmon and mustard seed ( Distress Inks)
and then removed the mask.
Then colored him with Copics.
( E01,E41, E42, E44, E47, C2, and C7)

Thanks for stopping by!
'till next time,

Friday, January 5, 2018

Color Throwdown

Playing along with Color Throwdown today.
Here's the card I made:
Flowers are from Pretty Pink Posh 
Sentiment is a die from Avery Elle
'till next time, 

Saturday, December 30, 2017


It's time for the last cue word of 2017 from CASology.
Here's my card:

I used Lawn Fawn Stamps and Copic markers...easy peasy!

Jump for joy stamp set for the words 
and I found the heart on the Push Here stamp set
The colors are R17, R29, and R59

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 
this week is featuring Lawn Fawn stamps 
and the challenge is "anything goes" so
I'm linking up there also.

Happy New Year!

'til next time,

Saturday, December 16, 2017

silver butterfly

This is the card I made to link up to CASology  this week.

In real life the center butterfly is embossed in a glittery silver 
and what in the picture looks like a poor stamp job really is the background
texture weave pattern showing through.

I think on the inside I'll put slots for a gift card and have it say Happy Birthday.

'till next time,

Friday, December 15, 2017

Merry Christmoose

Today I'd like to share with you a Christmas card I made
to play along with challenges at 
Here's my card:
and the sketch:
I used stamps from Sugar Pea
Because I wanted a silhouette of the larger moose head,
I stamped the large moose on white cardstock and then colored in
just the head with Copic 110 (black) and fussy cut it out.
Then popped the silhouette and the rectangle up on foam dots.

The SSS Wednesday challenge was " Stitch"
so I added black stitch lines around the white rectangle
(MFT stitched rounded rectangle stax dies).

Here's what it looks like:

I think I like it better!

Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Monday, December 11, 2017

one layer & Christmas tag

Monday ...and I love being retired!
I have nothing that I have to do today...yea!
Free time, so I'm playing in my craft room.
Scroll down if you're looking for the Christmas Tag.

Here's the card I made for the challenge over at Less is More.
I used the digi stamp from "From The Heart Stamps".
I love this little guy. His name is Birdbrain.
After I printed him, I also printed another one to use as a mask.
After I masked the image, I sponged some distress ink on the background.
I was going to spray some water to add some interest to the background,
however... I grabbed the wrong little spray bottle
 and squirted glimmer mist instead.
Oh well, a happy mistake !

On to my next project:

Tags for all my nieces.

I'm also entering this at Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge.

Here's a better picture of just one of them:

  I used the scallop circle tag die from Pretty Pink Posh
and the Merry Christmas circle frame from My Favorite Things.
And used the computer to print the message.

'till next time,

Saturday, December 9, 2017


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
This weeks challenge is hosted by Kylie
 and she chose the code word Sparkle.
Here's my take on that word:

a closer look:

I used sparkle gold and silver washi tape
that I could easily cut to the width I wanted.
I put the tape on cardstock and then used that to die cut the ornament.
 I used the My Favorite Things Christmas Ornaments Die & Stamp Set.

The sentiment is from The Cat's Pajamas. In hindsight,  
I wish I would have stamped the sentiment in white ink rather than embossing it.
I think it would have been easier to read.

Hope you can play along with our Sparkle challenge.
Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers
and they are offering a $15 gift certificate as the prize.
'till next time,

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Merry Christmas

I'm making good progress on my Christmas Cards this year!
Here's the one I made  today:
No stamps on this one.
I used all die cuts:
oval -nestabilities
snowflakes - My Favorite Things
sentiment - Quikutz

I used this weeks colors from Color Throwdown
(black, silver, gold and white)

and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 
I'm also going to link it up at  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
( anything goes)
Thanks for stopping by!
'till next time,

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Gingerbread Man

Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
This weeks challenge is hosted by Ceal
 and she chose the code word Sweets.
Christmas isn't Christmas without a gingerbread man.
So, here's my card:
The gingerbread man is from a stamp by The Cat's Pajamas (2012)
I stamped him on white and colored him with copics
(E33, E35, E37)
White embossed the face and trim
and added a green bow (SSS-cuddly critters accessories) and red sequins
The sentiment is embossed with brown embossing powder
The scalloped panel is from W Plus 9 (Sunshine Layers)
and the whole panel is popped up with foam tape 
onto a darker card base.

Hope this inspires you to stamp something SWEET!

'till next time,

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Santa's Nice List

Playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

Here's what I came up with:

The stamp set is from My Favorite Things- Jingle All the Way.

Thanks for looking.
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

'till next time,

Monday, November 20, 2017


My card today is for the challenge over at Less is More .
Happy Birthday Susan ! 
Thanks for a great card to CASE.

Here's my card:

The Penguin is from Recollections
The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn
I don't remember where
 I got the cute little green sparkles, but I love them!

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thank You

I'm spending some time at Splitcoast Stampers today.
Here's the card I made :

Check out my gallery at Splitcoast Stampers
for details.

'till next time,

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I Moosed Up

I forgot a friends birthday last week,
so I needed to make her a card.
Then I saw this challenge at Sugar Pea Designs
which inspired me to make this card: 

I used Memento Rich Cocoa to do the stamping,
Background paper is from Carta Bella- warm & Cozy pack.
The stamp set is from Sugar Pea Designs.
Oh yes, I almost forgot, the challenge was a mix it up challenge.
I chose to use only the sketch:
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Doggie bone

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

I looked through my stamps and didn't find any cute bows,
so ..Gee..Aw, Shucks
I had to go shopping!!!!
Since I was in my pajamas I thought it best to shop on line.
I found this cute little guy at Sassy Cheryl's digi stamps.

The sentiment "for you" is from MFT -Tag Your It .
...and of course, colored with Copics.

Thanks for looking. 

'till next time,

Friday, November 10, 2017


It's snowing here today!
Time to dig out the winter coats, hats and gloves!

I made this card and I'm going to enter it in the
Yep, another shaker card!

Inside the shaker I used a Snowflake Sequin Mix 
by Pretty Pink Posh. 

 A closer look:

The large snowflake was cut out from glitter paper
using the My Favorite Things  Snowflake Die-Namics.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stay warm!


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Christmas Shaker

Time for me to start working on some shaker cards for Christmas.

This card was inspired by the sketch challenge 

To  make the shaker I layered eight of the Merry Christmas
circle frame from MFT,
Here's a closer look:
 The cute little  dear is from Jingle All The Way -  stamp set from MFT.
The little sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh 
and the micro beads are from Queen & Co.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Saturday, October 28, 2017


Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
This weeks challenge is hosted by Anja
 and she chose the code word  LEAVES.
Oh, to be a kid again and jump in the leaves!

This is a digital image from Tiddly Inks
and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn - Jump  for Joy!
I colored her with Copics.

I  hope you can join us in this challenge,
The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate
from Happy Little Stampers. 

You can check out their shop Here: 
'till next time,

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


I'm sharing a card I made following a sketch from 

So, I made this card and went to enter it and found
 out the challenge link had closed already! DUH!
I was happy to see that the 
the theme was "Anything Goes" !

Just in case your curious, here's the sketch:

Have a great day!

'till next time,