April 26, 2019

Mother's Day Card

Hi, I have a quick card to share with you today.
I love to create cards following a sketch and I saw that
Atlantic Hearts has a sketch so I decided to play along.

This is the sketch for this week.
I really liked it so I created a cut file for it in Design Space
so I could cut the pieces out using my Cricut Explore.

I was going to make it a birthday card then I thought
it would make a great Mother's Day card.  I am pleased with how
it turned out so I still may go ahead and make a birthday card
since I have the file all set up it should go fast.
The papers I used are from DCWV French Country stack and the 
Mother's Day stamp is from Mother's Day Bouquet stamp set from 
The vine is a stamp and die cut from the Stamp of Approval box 
from April 2016, my first SOA box.

Challenges entered:
Crafting with Friends - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes - twist add a sentiment
Simply Create - anything goes

April 22, 2019

Stuck on Orange for a Bit

Hi, hope everyone had a blessed Easter with family
and friends.
I have been playing around with inks and noticed that
I was kind of stuck on orange.
So I will share 3 cards I made recently.

This first one I created the orange background using Distress Oxides inks.
Then using the feather from the Unity Stamp set Feathersoft Love 
I stamped and heat embossed
with white sparkle embossing powder.  Then using the same
Oxide colors, I colored the feather.  
I took a plain piece of white paper and then using waving Gina Marie 
dies I cut off the top and the bottom. 
 I stamped it using the sentiment from
the Unity Kit of the Month Aug 2018 Never Be Afraid.
I hand cut out the feather and popped it onto the white added
some sequin and that's it.

I had bought some Yupo paper a while ago but didn't
really play around with it much.  So I pulled it out and using
some of my Copic refill inks I started dripping colors on and
then moved it around to create the pattern I got.  I was
pretty happy with the turnout.  I cut out the happy birthday several
times out of white using a die and then glue them on top of each other
so they would have some dimension.  I added a die cut flower
that I colored with a matching Copic marker.

And finally, I was cleaning up a bit and ran across this digital
stamped image of these poppies and decided
to color it and make a card from it.  I used my Copic markers
and Prisma pencils, to color it. 
 The happy birthday is a stamp.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I would love to hear what
you think of my orange streak. 

April 9, 2019

Unicorns & Rainbows

Boy am I behind on posting.  I made this card for my 
great-granddaughters 8th birthday and did not
get it posted yet.

She loves rainbows & unicorns, in fact she had the underside
of her hair dyed "unicorn" style.  It was really cute
but worn off quickly.

The unicorn and the rainbow stamp is from a set from
Simon Says Stamps called "Magical Birthday".
They had sent it to me for my birthday several years ago. 
I created the background paper using my Distress Oxide inks.  I colored
the unicorn and rainbow using my Copic markers then added some
sparkle to them, but you can't see it in the photo.  I die cut the clouds and sun using Gina Marie dies.  The oval is also a Gina Marie
This week over at Retro Rubber the challenge is to use a
rainbow or rainbow colors, so I will enter this in 
that challenge. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a fabulous day.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Sentiments - For girls only 
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes

March 31, 2019

Circle Flip-it Card

Hi, I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

I have a quick card to share with you today.  
I made this card using Sizzix Circle Flip-it card die set.
I had bought this several years ago and only used it once.
It fits perfectly into the sketch this week at

It was so fast and easy to put together using this die set.
Hardest part is picking out the paper.

Thanks for stopping to take a peak.
Have a great day.

March 12, 2019

Happy Birthday Cutie

Hi, sorry I have been so absent in posting lately.  I think
I lost my mojo a bit.  Hopefully, I will get'back on track soon.

Today I have a card to share with you using a 
          SherriBaldy - Bestie stamp.  I had belonged to her monthly club for a
little bit so a have quite a few sets.  
I have had these stamps for several years and I have never
stamped and colored one  (hanging my head in shame😧),
so I finally did one as this one reminds me of my
She is so much brighter and vibrant in person.  
I colored her using my Copic markers and details with Prisma
Pencils.  I framed her with a Gina Marie die.
The striped background paper is from DCWV Nana's Kids
stack.  It worked out perfect because this week over at 
the Retro Rubber Challenge is "Mad about Stripes".

Well, thanks for taking the time to stop by.  I will try and
get things posted more often.

February 2, 2019

A Circle of Birthday Wishes

Hi, hope everyone is having a great weekend and all 
prepared for the big game tomorrow.

Today I have a card to share with your that I made following the sketch 
This challenge is posted by The House that Stamps Built blog and sponsored by Repeat Impressions stamps.

This is the sketch.  You have till February 5th to play along.

Here is the card I made.
My great-granddaughter turns 8 tomorrow so I made her this card.
The papers I used are from the CTMH Confetti Wishes pack.
I stamped the sentiment using a Rubbernecker stamp.  I loved the way this circleof birthday wishes fits perfect for this sketch. I cut it out using a stitched die
and then backed it with a couple of die cut scalloped circles.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to get more into the groove
of creating a posting for regularly.

January 17, 2019

Watercolor Flowers - GinaK

Well hello, long time no post.  The holidays for some reason
really got to me this year. My Mom was here from
Colorado, so I was busy with her and then just had a 
hard time getting in my room and getting anything made.
I did make some Christmas presents which I hope to 
share in a future post.

I felt like doing some watercoloring so I looked through my
stamps and settled on one from GinaK from the 
I have had this set for a number of years, in fact, it is in red rubber at
that time GinaK was not even making this set in clear.
Like I said I have had it for several years and actually never used it,
let me tell you after making this card I will be using it often.

                        I love the way it turned out like always, it is much
                               prettier in person with the gold embossing. 
I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors.  The sentiment stamp in the center
is from the same stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I am back in the card marking
groove and can post more often. 
Challenges entered:
Crafting With Attitude - anything goes - ends 1/27 
Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes 
The Outlawz - anything goes 

November 30, 2018

Wine and Birthday Cake

Hi, I have a card to share with you that follows the sketch

I chose to make the card a longer version so it fits into a 
#10 business envelope.
I had such a hard time getting a clear photo of this card
for some reason.  In "real life" the sentiment is very clear and
reads "What kind of wine goes with birthday cake? It doesn't matter let's celebrate"  Both that sentiment stamp and the stacked wine glasses are stamps from Unity Company.  The stacked wine glasses are from
Let's Get Tips and the sentiment is from
I don't make this size card very often but I enjoy making them when I do.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by hope everyone has 
a great weekend.

November 27, 2018

Red Barn Birthday

Hello all, I hope everyone had a great time with family
and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.

My daughter was born on Thanksgiving day 47 years ago.
Still loves the farm style decor so I made her this card
for her birthday.
It was created following the sketch this time over at

I stamped the barn using a GinaK stamp from the Farm Life set and
then colored in on kraft with Prismacolor pencils.
The background I embossed the Cuttlebug folder chicken wire and
added some corners and that was it.

Thanks for stopping to take a peak there is still time to play
along at Mojo Monday.

November 21, 2018

Loving Birthday Cross

Well hello there.  So sorry I have not posted in a 
while I have been working on a couple projects for a guy 
at church.

He asked me to make a religious birthday card for his wife
whose birthday is in December.

It is a large card, a letter size paper folded in half.
I love the pearl embossed background paper, I had used it for my son's
wedding card HERE.  The cross is one I found online
and uploaded it to Cricut Design Space and cut it out with
my Explore.  Since it is such an intricate design I put some
Stick-It adhesive on the back of the cardstock before I cut it out.
It worked great!  It is very thin and light so the Explore had no problem cutting it out.   The sentiment on the bottom is a Cricut file I had my Explore
write.  I love the new very fine point pens.

Here is the inside.
The verse I typed out in Word and then printed on pearl

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you
all have a very Happy Thanksgiving, we have so much
to be thankful for.