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November 1, 2018

What if Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Hi back to share a card I made following the sketch at
Here is the sketch


This challenge is put out by Repeat Impressions stamps,
you do not have to use them but you get an extra entry if you do.

The Kokopelli is a RI stamp that I have had for years so
I am not sure if it is even still available.  Since I live in the
Southwest I love these kinds of stamps.
I colored it using Catherine Pooler Inks and a water brush.  The
purple panel I embossed using a Southwest pattern folder.  The
happy birthday is a Gina K design stamp.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog.
Have a great day.

Challenges entered:
WHAT IF? Wednesday - sketch - ends 11/7
Art Impressions - Lots of layers - ends 11/7
Crafting with Attitude - anything goes - ends 11/25
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes - ends 11/7
Seize the Birthday - birthday - ends 11/6



October 27, 2018

Have a Beautiful Day

Hi, sorry I have not been posting too much lately
have just been in one of those funks that when I go in my
room I am all over the place and not settling down to
make a card.  But I have got some things cleaned up and
put away although you could not tell by looking at my room.
I did, however, get some Christmas cards done so that
is a good thing.

Today's card I made following this week's sketch over at

Sometime ago I had bought a 6 x 6 pack of 
Bazzill Kraft and Foil paper pad.
So when I saw this sketch I thought using that paper
would be perfect.
The oval center I cut with my Explore out of pearl paper
and stamped with a Unity stamp oval frame and heat embossed it in gold.
The sentiment in the center is also a Unity stamp.  
Well that is it I hope you like my card and have
a great weekend.


October 4, 2018

Sunflower Wedding Wishes

Hi, I had to make a card for a niece that is getting
married this weekend. 
Usually when I make a wedding card and try and use the
wedding colors or the wedding theme.

So the invitation was Sunflowers on a woodgrain background,
so I went with that.


The background woodgrain paper is from Cricut and it is pretty neat,
it has a lot of texture to it and is more like material than paper.
I used a GinaMarie die to cut the oval and then stamped it
with a very old stamp that I had.  I stamped it in
           dark brown and then heat embossed it with clear sparkly embossing
powder.  Did not picture too well but is pretty in person.
I added some Martha Stewart sunflower stickers and
a few brown sequins.
Entered in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - use a 2 word sentiment - ends 10/8
Craft Rocket Challenges - Autumn/Halloween - ends 10/27
Crafting with Attitude - anything goes - ends 10/28
Moving Along with the Times - Autumn/Fall - ends 10/10

September 21, 2018

Coloring on kraft

Hi I haven't done this technique is a very long time
and thought I would give it a try on kraft paper.

I stamped on kraft cardstock using one of the stamps from the
December 2017 KOTM.  Then using my Prisma pencils I
colored just one of the flowers.
I cut it out using a Gina Marie stitched die and added a
banner sentiment.  The sentiment is also a Unity Stamp.
And that was it a very simple quick card to put together.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.

September 20, 2018

A Sweet Friendship

Wow, a month since I posted last, well I have a good
reason for that.  A "sweet" friend and I went to visit my
                              Mom out of state for a few weeks.  It was a
fabulous trip.  

So when I got home I had to make her a card to thank her
for going with me.  My Mom loves her too and calls her,
her adopted daughter.  This friend means more to me
than I can out into words.

I used this week's sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches
to create this card.

Here is my card.

I LOVE how this card turned out.  I created the background
using Distress Oxides, Abandon Coral and Fossilized Amber.
              I really like how these two color blend together.  I recently got a
few spiritual stamp sets.  The above was from a stamp from the
Penny Black set called "Faith"  I am sure you will see
more card made using these stamp sets.  I stamped
it using the Catherine Pooler Ink Coral Cabana.  The
vine/branch is a CP die from one of the SOA boxes.

I will share this card on the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch - due 9/23
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes - due 10/3
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes - due 10/5
Through the Purple Haze - bright colors - due 10/6
CASual Fridays - break out the sequin - due 9/25


August 21, 2018

A Simple Card

Hello, hope everyone is having a wonderful day.
Today I have a simple card to share with you following
the sketch over at The Stamping Bug.


I have a hard time doing CAS so I embossed the background.  When
I was first picking out my paper, I could not decide whether to us
the coral paper or the turquoise paper so I just
used both for a matting.  I stamped the
sentiment and that was about it.

There is still time left if you want to play along with this CAS sketch

Here is the sketch.

August 16, 2018

Midnight Dahlia

Hi, today I have something to share with you that is
not a card.
Every month at Vanilla Arts, Amy Shulke does a live stream 
to teach coloring and she is am an amazing teacher.  I love
her style of teaching.
It is always a Power Poppy image so this month
the image was Midnight Dahlia.


I so could not color this without Amy's help.  I am pretty happy with
how it turned out, except for my stars in the background­čśĆ.
The background is made on Cryogen paper using distress inks,
Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord.
It measures about 6 1/4 so I am not sure what I will
do with it.

Well, thanks for stopping by. 



August 10, 2018

Hot Air Balloon - Dreams

Hi today I have a card to share with you using a 
Close to My Heart stamp and pack of paper.
Over at the Outlawz they have a challenge every Sunday
that is called Songs & Rhymes, this week the song is
"Up Up & Away".
I knew right away what I wanted to do, I had had this
hot air balloon stamp and paper pack called Balloon Ride
for several years and it was perfect for this theme.

I stamped the image and then colored it with my Copic
markers trying to match the colors in the paper.  I cut it out using a
Gina Marie Die.  This card also follows the sketch this week
I kind of flipped the sketch a bit to make it work with my image.
The sentiment is a Unity stamp and thought it went well
with the image.

Thanks for stopping by hope you are having a great weekend.

August 8, 2018

Hip HIPPO Hooray!

Hi today I have a fun card to share with you.
I created following the sketch this week at
Here is the sketch.


Isn't that Hippo cute.  The image the progressive freebie challenge
over at the Outlawz and is from Sandra Caldwell
I colored it using Copic markers.  I had the perfect stamp
to go with this image and it is from Pink by Design.

Thanks for stopping by you have plenty of time to play
along with the MFT Sketch Challenge.




August 4, 2018

Yet another Black & White Card

Hi, I have a simple card to share with you.
It is another black and white card for the 
Unity Stamps Facebook challenge, however, it is made
following the sketch over at Palm Trees & Pogo Sticks.
I am just getting in under the wire because the challenge ends
tomorrow.


The image is from a Unity stamp set called
Insightful Meadows.  The sentiment is also a Unity Stamp.

Well that is it for today, I will try and make something a 
bit more colorful next time.