Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Hubs and I spent the early part of  May in Florida, for a seminar he attended.  Not only did he get educational credits, but also a cold.  You know how this ends, right...a week later I had it too. Fortunately I was only down 3-4 days.  His stayed with him a good 10.

My other distraction lately is our neighbor cat Cookie.  She has run from me at every overture for the past 3 years.  Suddenly this spring she decided we might be able to be friends. 

She is a sweet little calico that was a rescue.  Our neighbors are well aware of her visits; she comes by several times a day and will stay for 10 to 30 minutes at a time.  She particularly likes to visit my crafty space, it has so many things to explore.  When she is tired, she'll sneak into the bedroom to take a nap.

I am heading out to California to visit my Dad and cat sit for him while he visits family in Iowa.  I will be gone for most of the month of June.  I have pre made cards to post while I am gone, as my supplies will be limited while I am out there, and there will be lots of socializing to catch up on.

I intended to join in on a challenge, but missed the deadline.  I rather like the card and so I am posting it anyway. 

Copic coloring, which I will be practicing during my spare moments on the west coast, the stamp is from Technique Tuesday - Pansy. There is a bit of a glitter strip down the right side. It matches better IRL.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be popping in on you throughout the month to see what you are up to!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Florals and Gold

Ya count me in on this week's Muse #166. Tracey had created a lovely card with florals and a gold embossed sentiment.  I loved her design and used it as my jumping off point.

I needed two thank you's and I decided to make another similar one.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Tracey's  Lovely Muse Card:

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Happy Birthday

Hi Crafters!

This card is going to a blogging friend.  I am fairly sure she likes flowers -- because she makes gorgeous flower cards. Check out her blog here.

I had piles of ink pads all over my desk in completing this card.  The multi stamped flowers are often difficult for me to line up, but I have decided -- they don't need to be perfect!  And, some actually are made NOT to line up perfectly.

So on to the card:

Happy Birthday Betty!  I hope you have a fabulous day spent with those you enjoy and I hope the year to come provides you with fabulous adventures.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps-Wplus9 Free Hand Florals & dies,   SFJ- Honeycomb, PTI Happy Birthday
Inks - Hero Arts ( Pool,  Green Hills, Green Leaf, Soft Vanilla, old passion flower, Raspberry Jam, Bubble gum)  Simon Says Stamp (Sunshine, Orange Peel, Fog) Versamark
Wow -Silver Pearl Embossing Powder
Heavy Vellum - Stampin Up
DCWV - Glitter paper
PPP clear 4 mm sequins
Die- MFT Crossstitched rectangles