Wednesday, July 29, 2015


I hope you're having a good Wednesday.
I've had fun today making a card that I'm linking to both
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog 
Here's my card:
and here's the inside:
I probably should have stamped the sentiment in purple ink...
but I was too lazy to go look for it!
here's the card recipe:
Hero Arts - CL496(flowers)
Simon Says Stamp - sketchy banner greetings
Simon Says Stamp - Hello Die
copic markers - Y13, Y18, YG !#, YG17, V22, BV08
white craft foam
pop dots
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even just to say "Hi".
'till next time,

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Frankie wishes you a Happy Birthday

Today I'm playing along with the
Here's the sketch:
And my card is a very literal translation:
I used pop dots under Frankie and the balloon.

card recipe:
Paper Smooches- Birthday Sampler
Paper Smooches- Halloweenies
Simon Says Stamp- Birthday Balloons
Memento Ink-Tuxedo Black
Memories Dye Ink-Cherry Red
Copic Markers-R29,YG11E31,E57,B41,C3,C7,C9
Bakers twine
Darice hemp cord
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'till next time,

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

You Rock

 Today I'm playing along with July's Sketch Challenge
Here's my card:
The card recipe is:
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Rock Star by Annie Rodrigue
Copic Markers- E50, E42, E43, E47, E00, E11, R20
Copic Markers - B00, B21, BB 41, B 24, B29
My Favorite things Blueprints #13
Thanks for looking.
'till next time,

Monday, July 20, 2015

Christmas in July

Hi! I hope your week is off to a good start.
I'd like to share with you the card I made for the Christmas Challenge
This is their first Christmas Challenge
 and as you can see, the code word is TREE,
so here's what I came up with:
I used these supplies
I cut the tree die out of green cardstock and the stuck them down on
the front of a white card base.....didn't like it I cut out around the tree shape.
The edges looked strange being white so I ran around the side edges
with a green marker...much better. But I still didn't feel it looked finished,
so I added a tree silhouette (just traced the die shape ) out of darker green cardstock
and added it underneath.
Now I liked it...almost!
It just looked I added bling!
You'd laugh if you knew how old these beads were...but hey.
we have to use our stash once and awhile...right?
I  used Glossy Accents  on the green parts of the tree to adhere the beads.
The first couple of sections ( I started at the top) were really easy and I found
myself lining up the beads in rows...not a great idea!
By the time I got to the bottom section , I was wishing that I had just dumped
the beads and let them stay where they landed!
All that was left was to stamp the greeting and this card was done!
Thanks for Looking.
'till next time,

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Chevrons and Less is More - Relax

This is my second post today....I really should be doing something productive,
however...this is more fun! :)
If you're looking for the ATCAS Chevron Challenge just scroll down.

Check out Less is More....the challenge for this week is " Life's a Beach!"
Here's my entry:
Here's the card recipe:
Inkadinkado - coastal
Lawn Fawn - Life is Good
Memory Box - stitched rectangle layers
Distress Ink - Wild Honey
Distress Ink - Barn Door
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
I masked the sun and then sponged on the colors and stamped the image and sentiment.
A very quick and easy card.
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,


Please click  Here  to see this on my blog...I promise to get the hang of this sooner or later!!

Its time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS....
and this time our hostess is Deepti and she has chosen the
code word " Chevron".
Our sponsor for this challenge is Sweet Pea Stamps and the prize they are
 offering is 4 digis from the store!  Woot! Awesome prize...hope you can play along!
I am so into big bright bold colors right now...
so here's how my card turned out:
I drew and cut out  my own chevrons....which wasn't hard to do at all.
Then I used the coordinating Sending & Wishing stamp and die set
from Simon Says Stamp. You can find it HERE.
Thanks for stopping by.
Take time to have some fun today!
'till next time,

Thursday, July 16, 2015

pink flowers

Hi! Welcome to my blog.
Today I'm playing along with a challenge blog called Happy Little Stampers.
Here's the card I made using a great stamp set from Create a Smile called Botanical Love.
Here's the supplies I used:
I started out by using the Memory Box
stitched rectangle die to cut the white  panel. Then, because I wanted the same stitched look, I
used the stitched hillside borders die from Lawn Fawn to cut the vertical curve line. I know it cut the front panel into two pieces, but they were easy to put back together with a little tape on the back.
Now comes the stamping part...I stamped the flowers on the front and colored them with copic markers.
Here's what I did on the inside:
Thanks so much for stopping by.
'till next time,

Monday, July 13, 2015

Color Throwdown

While working with these colors for this weeks challenge at color throwdown I kept coming up
with Halloween .....not what I wanted. But I guess that's why they call it a challenge!
Here's the card I came up with:
I used a great stamp set from Create a smile called Jungle Fever.
You can find it HERE.
Love these colors...especially the lime green....and it's not halloweeny looking!
So it's a win - win!
Thanks for stopping by .
'till next time,

Friday, July 10, 2015


The card I made today is following the sketch from
My cousin recently lost one of her sweet kitties , so I thought I'd send this to her.
I used the stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
The center panel was cut using the new
Memory Box stitched rectangle layers dies.
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Saturday, July 4, 2015


It's time for another challenge
 Create a Smile is sponsoring this challenge and they are offering
the winner their choice of a free stamp set.
Jaydee  has chosen the code word  PATRIOTIC.
Here in the USA the fourth of July is a very patriotic holiday,
which brings to mind celebrating!
To make this card I used:
Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes Die
My Favorite Things Stacking Stars Die-namics
Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler Stamp Set
I'm also entering this card in the  Less is More blog
where the challenge this week is a red/ white  and blue color challenge.
Happy 4th of July!
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Never too old!

It's time for another challenge.
Check out Art Impressions for their
Challenge #163 "Create with Christmas".
The idea is to use a Christmas Stamp to make a non-Christmas card.
Here's mine:

I used the Reindeer Games Stamp.
I put tape over the antlers and the jingle bells at her ears and wrists....
inked up the stamp remembering to pull off the taped parts before your stamp it onto your paper.(don't laugh! I have forgotten to do this more times than I care to mention!)
The sentiment is another Ai stamp.
I used green stickles on her's a close up look:
The inside of the card will say....   Happy Birthday!
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,