Sunday, September 24, 2017

CCC # 22

Hello, happy Sunday to you all. This challenge's theme had me digging thru my supplies for just the right stamp. I noticed I need a few more religious sentiments and nativity images. There are some really good ones out there, I plan to pick up a couple. You can never have enough Christmas sentiments. I used a sentiment from PTI and the image is Hero arts. I look forward to seeing what others will be making this challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CC&S 241

Hello, welcome back. I'm still trying to adjust to the new job, not really sure I like it. But that's a story for another time. I plan to make most of my upcoming challenge cards birthday cards, as I'm completely out.... how does that happen? This week's colors were fun to use on this stamp. It's from the Ton stamps. It's a border stamp , but I only used a small part of the stamp. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. Be back soon.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CC&S #240

Hello, It's Tuesday so that means I have a card to share for CAS Colours and Sketches weekly challenge. I played around with a few ideas for this sketch before settling on this card. I've have this stamp for months and really wanted to make fall cards. I have been playing along with the 30day coloring challenge and colored these images the other night , but wasn't feeling good so I didn't get around to my card until today. I hope you will play along with us, I love seeing everyone's creations.Have a great day.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

CCC #21

Hello, welcome back. I'm sharing another card for the Christmas Card Challenge DT. This time the theme is "coookies " ..yum ! Oh wait I gave up sugar (yep I'm nuts , and a bit crabby ) so  this is the only cookies  I can have right now. It's getting closer to Christmas now, so I've started doubling up on my Holiday cards. I should be good to go by Thanksgiving. I hope you will play along. See you soon.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CC&S #239

Hello! Today I start my new job, not gonna lie I'm nervous. When I interviewed I noticed all the twenty somethings working there.... I'm old enough to be their mother. Hopefully they don't notice. I'm looking forward to having more time after work ( short commute) .I wonder what they will think of my ink stained fingers? This week's colors shouted Halloween to me right away. I inked my background and hills with distress oxides , I embossed the pumpkins, colored them with Zig markers and fussy cut them out. I am not the best fussy cutter. I used a black marker on the edges to hide that. I'm left handed , so I have a hard time with cutting. Thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Challenge #131

Hello! Happy September 1st! Looking forward to fall colors and weather. I'm sharing my DT card for Simply Create Too's monthly challenge. This month our theme is Ribbon and buttons. I wanted to create something for fall , so I used orange buttons for pumpkins. I hope you will play along , I'd love to see what you can come up with.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SAF leather card #2

I'm back again with my other leather look card to share. I am not as happy with how this one turned out. I had a hard time getting it to flatten out. I like how the "leather " piece turned out, but when I placed it on the card base it just made the base curl inward. I will try this again to see what I did wrong. Thanks for visiting me.

SAF Leather

Hello, Trying to share my cards for SAF before time runs out. I wanted to make more, but between working and kids I didn't have enough time. I loved how the paper turned out on this card, but I wish I had used black ink. I feel like it is hard to see the sentiment. I used the same technique for the flowers. Hoping to sneak in another card or 2 before the deadline.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

CC&S #238

Greetings ! Only a few more days left at my current job, ready for something new. I've been so busy training people to take over some of my duties that the 2 weeks is flying by. I'm ready to try something new. I'm sharing my DT card for CC&S  's double challenge this week. I did not watercolor anything on this card, can you believe it?  But I did dip the pink flowers in water (does that count)  and then crumple them up.I hope you will play along with us.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

CCC #20

Greetings ! I'm stopping in to share my DT card for Christmas Card Challenges. Our theme this challenge is colorful glass ornaments . I had a few of these SSS watercolor panels left from last Christmas , I was happy to find I hadn't colored this one. It fits this challenge perfectly. I added some glossy accents to all the ornaments , not that it showed up on the photo. Thanks for stopping by, off to check out what everyone else made. Be back soon.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CC&S #237

Hello ! It's been an eventful week since I last posted. Follow up with rheumatologist went better than expected, might be a false positive (fingers crossed ) , weight loss -14 lbs, and I got a new job closer to home.  So lots to celebrate here. I watercolored my 3 panels instead of using paper... but then I watercolor everything these days. I hope no one minds the wonky shapes, i kind of like it this way. More organic looking. I hope you will play along , I love seeing other crafters take of sketches.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CC&S #236

Hello! Welcome back. I"m sharing my DT card for CAS Colours and Sketches color challenge. These colors have a great summer feel to them. As usual I chose to watercolor with them. I like to have lots of thank you's on hand . I think people don't send them out enough. I'm sending this one to my dad's girlfriend (funny i still call her that since Dad passed 6yrs ago ) for my birthday gift.  I hope you will join us.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

CCC #19

Hello! I'm popping in to share this card for Christmas Card Challenges. This week's theme is snowflakes. I stamped my images ( all PTI ) in versa mark ink and dusted them with blue and white pearle ex . I always have such a difficult time getting good pictures of shimmery cards, anyone else ? Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CC&S #235

Hello! I hope your Tuesday is going well. I've been busy getting the boys ready to go back to school. My hubby took them camping this weekend , so I had plenty of time to sort over their stuff, purge out , and clean . I am planning to re-organize my craft area this weekend. I started already, I picked up one of those 3 tiered rolling carts to organize the tools i use the most. I came across a few stamps I forgot I had, Like this lovely floral. This might be one of my favorite sketches for CAS Colours and Sketches. I can see myself using this one again soon. Be back soon.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CC&S 234

Hello! It's tuesday again and you know what that means ? I have a card to share for the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge. I struggled with this card alot. I've been a bit detached from my crafting lately, I recently found out (on my birthday, how crappy is that? ) that I have a rare disease . I currently have very mild symptoms. So hubby decided we should drastically change our diets... no dairy, no caffeine, no sugar, no wheat, no corn.... so as of now I'm a rabbit. So I'm a bit off. If you know me you know I loved my diet pepsi. But I will get thru this without it. I will keep crafting, it keeps me sane. I hope to see you soon.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

CCC #18

Happy Sunday to you. I'm enjoying the last few weeks until school begins again with my boys. I should start school shopping , but with the way they are growing lately nothing would fit by then . Such is life with teenagers. I'm sharing my DT card for Christmas Card Challenges. Our theme this challenge is snowman . I love snowmen ! I have 2 trees at Christmas, one with just snowmen on it. I used this sweet stamp/die set from pretty pink posh . Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CC&S 233

Hello! Happy Tuesday. I'm sharing my DT card for this week's sketch over at CAS Colours and sketches Challenge blog. This sentiment is from the year of Psalms series at PTI. I have several friends that are very spiritual people so I thought one of them might enjoy this card. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Hello ! I'm stopping in with a quick share for the Color Throwdown weekly challenge. I recently picked up this fabulous stamp from a de-stash. I need to do that one day, but I can't bear to part with any of my stamps. I'm sure they'll take over one day, but that's ok with me. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CC&S 232

Hello ! I'm back from vacation, only to go back to work and undo all my relaxation. I see lots of overtime and coloring happening this week. I'm sharing my card for this week's color challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches. I didn't do a watercolor last week, so I had to do one this week. I used a sentiment from PTI . I hope you will play along with us .

Sunday, July 16, 2017

CCC #17

Hello! I'm back to share another card for the Christmas Card Challenge. When I saw the inspiration image I immediately thought of using the tree image from the Tim Holtz stamptember holiday set. It is perfect! I stamped the image, embossed it, then smooshed some distress ink over my paper. I plan to make a few more like this in different colors. Thanks for visiting me, see you soon.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CC&S 231

Greetings from Niagara Falls. That is where I'll be when this posts. I was way over due for vacation. I have been so scattered lately. When making this card, I had it all finished then I noticed I put it together wrong, it was upside down. Hopefully I will come home refreshed .Growing up I visited the falls numerous times, my grandfather lived in buffalo. I have wanted my boys to see it for sometime now. I'm sharing my DT card for the CC&S sketch challenge. I have made so my sympathy cards recently I felt like making a happy occasion card, a baby card is happy. See you all soon.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Happily ever after

Hello! TGIF !!!! I only have to make it through the day , then I'm on vacation for a week. YEAH !!!! I'm stopping in with a quick share for Simply Create Too's monthly challenge. Our theme this month is Wedding cards. All supplies are PTI. Thanks for stopping by, now off to work .

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Butterfly Birthday

Hello ! I'm finally home after work and baking in the heat (90 plus degrees ) to watch my son's all stars baseball. I'm sharing this colorful birthday card I made for my niece Holly, she will be 13 on sunday. She loves to come over and make cards with her auntie. I'm playing along with CAS watercolor challenge's july challenge.... I think there might be a butterfly or two on this card. Lol! Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

CC&S 230

Hello! Happy 4th of July ! I'll be enjoying a big neighborhood party. It starts with a kiddie bike parade and then the firetruck sprays the kids while us parents enjoy lunch in peace. My boys are getting older now and don't want to ride their bikes anymore. I plan to have hubby ride our tandum bike with me. I'm sharing my DT  card for CC&S 's color challenge. For those of you that have been following me for awhile knew I'd use some kind of watercoloring. I hope you will play along with us.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Pin-sights challenge

Hello,  I'm still crafting away my day. I feel very productive today. I wanted to play along with The Classroom's Pin-sight challenge ,but thought I ran out of time. Happily there are just a few days left. I took my inspiration  from the cake image . I am not too good at marbling with watercolor... I need work on that. I die cut the Essentials by Ellen Hello sentiment from some shiny gold paper to complete the look. Thanks for visiting.

Happy Sunday

Hello, Happy Sunday to you. I started my day with some relaxing yoga at the lake , only I got there late and had to be in the super sunny spot. I'm very fair, so I turned a little pink. I am going to play in my craft area for awhile today . I recently bought this floral stamp (the ton ) and wanted to water color it an orange tone, then I noticed this week's colors at color throwdown and decided to play along. Thanks for stopping by.

CCC #16

Hello, happy sunday to you. I'm enjoying a long weekend, not much planned . Sometimes just being able to relax is enough for me. I'm stopping in to share a card for the Christmas Card Challenge . I used an older stamp/die set from Hero Arts. I fuzzy cut it out, because the die left too much white around the edge for the look I was going for. I watercolored the background with some distress ink and used a distress marker and a waterbrush to color the ornaments. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

saturday stamping

Hello ! I'm enjoying some stamping time today. My oldest son wanted to have friends over last night, so he cleaned the house before and cleaned up after the friends left. So I have lots of free time today. I am playing along with the AAA words have power challenge. I'm completely out of birthday cards so that is what I'll be making for a few weeks. I went for a more masculine look for this card. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Alpaca Birthday card

Hello! I am stopping in to share this fun card I created for my boss's daughter. His family just returned from Peru and his daughter was crazy about the lamas there, so he asked me to make her a lama birthday card. I figure an alpaca is pretty darn close, she is turning 10 so I used 10 alpacas on the card. I used various distress inks to watercolor the alpacas . I hope she likes it . Going to play along with Lawn Fawn's challenge #7 watercolor. Be back soon.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CC&S 229

Hello, I hope your tuesday is going well. I'll be very busy at work today, as the doctor I work for returns from vacation today. I see some coloring in my plans for tonight... I like to color to unwind, doesn't everyone? I created this for this week's sketch challenge at CC&S. Truth be told I really struggled with ideas for this sketch (posting last minute). I tend to make a lot of floral or butterfly cards and couldn't find a way to make that fit for this sketch. I finally figured this out after many attempts ( those are in the trash pile ). I hope you will join us . See you soon.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CC&S 228

Hello! I'm back with a card for this week's color challenge at CC&S. I'll admit when I 1st saw this combo I was stumped.I was telling my friend I had NO ideas on what I was going to do.  I recently purchased this stamp from SSS and wanted to try it with copper embossing, so it made this week's card easier. I watercolored the background and used a marker to fill in the blue. Overall I'm pleased with the finished card. I hope you will play along . See you soon.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

CCC #15

Hello! I'm back with another card to share for Christmas card challenges. This challenge's theme is wreaths.  I kind of struggled with this one. I've been in a slump lately with my card making. I hope it passes soon. The stamp I used is from a Tim Holtz set , I embossed it in gold . Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us for this challenge.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

CC&S 227

Hello ! Summer is finally here, so I thought I would make this week's sketch into a summer card. I used SSS stitched circle and PTI's flip flop dies. The sentiment is from Impression obsession and I used some scrap pattern paper I had leftover ( my mind's eye). I've accumulated a large supply of scrap and have made a goal for myself to try to use up some everytime I sit down to make cards. So stay tuned, there is bound to be some "vintage" stuff here somewhere. I really need to purge some stuff, just haven't found the time yet. I hope you will join use for this week's sketch challenge, I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with. See you soon.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

CC&S 226

Hello! I'm back again with another card to share for CC&S. This week we are having a color challenge. I enjoy being pushed out of my comfort zone, if you know me I tend to use blue, greens, and turquoise ALOT ! I hope you will play along . See you soon.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Christmas Card CHallenge #14

Hello! Hope your weekend is going well. I'm trying to get caught up on a few things before monday. Working ahead on those holiday cards helps us busy moms, I always need a few extra last minute. I will have plenty to choose from this year. This week's challenge at CCC is red and silver, this is my take on the challenge. I hope you will play along with us.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

One more card

Hello! I'm back with one more card for The Ton's tic-tac-toe challenge. I used the same stamp as my last card, but in a different color. I wanted to try this flower in white. I stamped the flower in antique linen and then use a white watercolor over  that . I wanted the lines to show, but not stand out. Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.