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.

CC&S 225

Hello, happy tuesday to you. I am happy to have a short week at work, as I'm sure many of you are. We spent the holiday weekend catching up on chores at home, so exciting. I did sneak in some crafting time. I created this for CC&S 225 , a double challenge. I admit I really struggled with this one , but in the end I'm pleased with the outcome. I hope you will join us, see you soon.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Holiday stamping

Hello! I've been very busy this weekend. We stained our fence, cleaned the garage, yard work, cleaned the house, lots of laundry, and I still found time to stamp. YEAH!!! Playing along with The Ton's tic-tac-toe challenge. I chose the bottom row... no-line , non-rectangular card, water color. I am very limited on my stamp selection ( hopefully not for long) so I don't have a lot of sentiments yet. I was thinking about making this a sympathy, as recently I've needed several. Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CC&S 224

Hello, hope your week is going well so far. I am less busy now that my son only has 1 afterschool activity. This leaves my more time to create things. I'm starting on graduation cards , I will need several. I liked this sketch because it works well for this small die I've been wanting to play with. I hope you will join us.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

CCC #13

Hello, happy sunday. I'm recovering my a craft show I did yesterday. I sold some of my cards. Being of a few design teams , means I always have more cards than I can use. So when I can I try to sell off my extra stock. This week's Christmas Card Challenge features a die cut wreath. I hope you will play along with us. Now off to soak my feet... I was on them all day yesterday.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CC&S 223

Hello, happy tuesday. Only a few more days until the craft show I'll be at .... getting nervous. I set a goal for myself to take 250 cards to sell , not there yet. I see alot of late nights this week. When I saw this week's colors I thought tone on tone floral right away. I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with. See you soon.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pin-sights challenge

Hello, I'm finally home and have a chance to share this card for the Classroom's Pin-sights challenge. When I saw the pins this month I knew I wanted to do the hydrangea in purple. I love this stamp , it's so pretty.  I love Pinterest ( kind of an addict 30,000 pins ) , so this is a challenge I will embrace whole heartedly . Well now off to bed, it's been a long day and I need to warm up after standing outside in the cold for a track meet. See you soon.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

CC&S 222

Hello, hope your week has started out well. I'm really running around these days. My youngest is in track and baseball , I work 40 plus hours and I'm trying to get ready for a craft show I'll be doing later this month. I chose to flip this week's sketch , I just liked it better this way. I really had a hard time envisioning the end result for this one. Numerous attempts in trash . I am pleased with this one. Now off to make more.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

MIM #283

Final card for the day, promise. I created this for a co-workers birthday. Playing along with Papertrey Ink's MIM challenge, water color wash. I watercolored the background paper and then added this gorgeous die cut and a sentiment. Simple, didn't take much time (except for the paper to dry) and I'm pleased with how it turned out.I plan to make a few more using this design and other colors and sentiments. Thanks for stopping by.

Still crafting away

Hello, I've been busy most of the day crafting. Enjoying the quiet time alone after a busy week. I'm playing along and trying out for the design team over at AAA cards. As soon as I saw their inspiration photo I thought of this stamp set. I thought about doing more colorful feathers, but settled on a tone on tone color . It just looked less busy, more clean and simple. Wish me luck! see you soon.

CCC #12

Hello, happy sunday to you. I hope you weekend is going well. I hope to find time to relax.... my youngest has us on the run lately. He is in track at school and a local little league baseball team and they over lap most days. I wish I had the energy my 12yr old does. Today's card is for Christmas Card Challenges. I rarely use my cricit , it collects more dust than anything. I used a Christmas cartridge for the tree and added some ruby slipper nuvo drops for ornaments. I hope you will join us. Now I'm off to take a nap.

Crafty day

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Hello, hope your weekend is going well. I'm planning to craft away my day today. I managed to get all my chores done yesterday in between baseball and dinner with friends. I'm working on sympathy cards today. I am always scrambling to make one when I need one, so I'm going to make several today. Palying along with The Ton's monthly challenge , I have gold, stripes and watercolor . Also playing along with CAS Watercolor may challenge Flowers. Have a great day be back soon.

Friday, May 5, 2017

A hint of pink

Good evening, I hope your week went well. I've been out of sorts all day, not sure why. So now that I have a little time to relax I'm going to play along with a few challenges. Starting with the Simon Says Stamp wednesday "hint of pink" challenge. I recently picked up this sentiment stamp and wanted to use it. I going to enjoy a little alone time and create a few more cards, have a good night.

May Challenge

Hello , happy Cinco de Miyo to you. We are celebrating at work today. Big pot luck for lunch... yumm! I'm sharing my DT card for Simply Create Too 's MAy challenge use a digi stamp. This is an image I 've had for while and if you know my aversion to people on cards you'll understand why this is one of the only digi stamps I own. People , especially those faceless ones on cards give me the creeps.... yes I'm weird. I hope you will join us for this challenge.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

CC&S 221

Hello, I'm hosting this week's color challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches. I had in my mind a floral card for Mother's Day (since it's next week here in the states). I've been so busy preparing for a craft show in a few weeks. I set a goal for myself of 250 cards to take to sell......Yikes! What was I thinking ? I hope I can do it. I hope you will join us this week. See you soon.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

MIM #282

Good evening, last minute entry for PTI's MIM challenge. I don't own any PTI stencils so I made my own using the quadfoil coverplate die and a piece of acetate, I lightly watercolored my paper, die cut a few roses and stamped on the sentiment AFTER  I assembled the card. Thankful for my Misti , I had planned on die cutting a sentiment , but it didn't look right. Thanks for stopping by.

last minute entry

Hello, happy Sunday. I'm planning to craft away my day today (in between laundry ). I am working on Mother's day cards today. I love this floral from The Ton, perfect for watercoloring. I've used it on a previous entry in another color and it looks very different. Off to make a few more cards. Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CC&S 220

Hello, I'm back with a fun new sketch for this week's CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.This sketch would work will with patterned paper combos. I chose a fun patterned paper as my background , but you could use cardstock or stamp a background. I hope you will play along with us.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Color throwdown #439

Hello, I'm trying to be creative to occupy my mind. I binge watched 13 reasons why and needed a happy break. The colors for this week's color throwdown are very happy colors so I decided to play along. Now off to finish the laundry I should have done. Be back soon.