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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
paper.

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.

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.