Friday, July 3, 2020

Just for you

Hello -

Another quick card before I call it a day in the craft room.

This one is going to visit the galleries for Fusion (the image) and Tic Tac Toe (Center Row flower, stripes, stencil).

I used NND's plaid stencil with brushed on inking in cornflower blue to make my "stripes".  On top I added a die from SSS and colored it with yellow and green shades from the photo inspiration. A white heat embossed sentiment finished the card.


Thanks so very much for visiting.

Treat yo self

Hello -

It's gonna be a scorcher here today, so I am spending the cool morning in my crafty space, then I'll spend the remainder of the day downstairs in the blissful might even motivate me to tackle a cabinet to reorganize it.

This summery  card is going to visit the galleries for Inspire by Challenge (colors), Watercooler Wednesday (Feminine Twist), and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Bright and Cheerful).

I'm loving the pinks and oranges for summer.  Now, if I could just find that popsicle.


Thanks for visiting, and stay cool!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Card Chain Challenge June


I got a late start on my card for Hilary in Suffolk, but mail has been getting there fairly quickly at least with my last card.

So I decided to go with the colors for this challenge: Peach, Terracotta and Pineapple.  The stamp set I used is from Stampin UP called Love What You Do, its been sitting for quite awhile in my new stamp bin. 

So I took three of the stamps, and inked up two in the peach and terracotta colors and created a backrgound. The third stamp I colored with copics in the pineapple shade.  I die cut both the background panel and the main panel with diffent sizes of Penny Black dies.  I mounted the main panel on a black card base, and the main panel on black fun foam providing both a border and some depth to the card.  I hope Hilary enjoys the card.

If you want to make a card, mail it and get one in return...sign up for the Card Chain Challenge. The July sign up is open until the 6th.   A new sign up goes up each month.

Thanks much for visiting.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Thank You

I have transitioned from Vampire hours to as hubs calls it early to bed early to rise.  Meaning I conk out at about 11 pm and wake up at 4 :30 or 5 am.  I may or may not nap around 4 pm as well.  Its better than Vampire hours by a long shot.

We are on the edge of a thunderstorm right now, its booming outside and I can feel my self start to get sticky with the rise in humidity. UGH.  Sounds like a good time for a shower and a nap...if only my Mom hadn't raised me to not shower during a thunder storm...after this post the nap will have to do.

A bad stamping necesitated a little die cut window for the sentiment. After all its one layer card so I couldn't glue anything over it.  The sentiment is on the inside.

Three challenges seemed to come together for me and this simple Thank You card. I adore the colors, like the simplicity of a one layer card and enjoyed using outline and solid stamps.  The challenges are Cupcake Inspiration, Less is More and Addicted to CAS.


Thnaks so much for visiting...what is your favorite way of taking care of a less than perfect stamping without starting over?

Monday, June 29, 2020


Hey There -

I actually got my July Calendar done ( ... my word... July already???) last week in a rare bit of thinking ahead. 

Thanks for taking a gander.  Have a good July. 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

A lil sewing project


I have had my copic  markers in tulle bags separated by color family for a few years. I love that I can just grab a color family and have them all at hand.  I keep the tulle bags in a half wide deep art bin satchel.

Those bags have started to come undone, so I thought I’d sew some - quick straight seams nothing fancy.  I started collecting some fabrics- polka dots, zig zags, and gingham In various colors so each bag would coordinate with the color family.  I ended up using each pattern for 3 bags.

Just looking at all these colors and patterns make me happy!

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Birthday Wishes


Tonight its a late night crafting session via messenger with my local crafty gals. I made this card amid lots of good conversation and laughter.  It will be visiting two challenges : Seize the Birthday and Addicted to Stamps and more.

I chose a stamp from Altenew, and  used distress inks for the watercoloring. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  I've been enamored of spiced marmalade, worn lipstick, and  concord grape as a color combination lately.


Thanks so much for visiting.

Happy 4th of July

Hello -

I bought a fabulous fireworks stencil from Pretty Pink Posh a while back and it seems a shame not to make a card for the 4th of July.  I'll be sending it over to Watercooler Wednesday Tristans All About Occasions. 

Instead of a night sky I decided to just go with a white card base; some red, yellow and gold embossing for the images.  I'm quite happy that this has a festive feel to it despite not being on a darker backgound. 

Thanks much for visiting.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Fabulous Friend

Hi Again,

I wanted to make a CAS card for CAS Colours and Sketches because I loved the colors.

The last card I made was not CAS at all so I grabbed another stamp and colored it.  This one from Altenew - Everlasting Happiness.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Thank You


I got a new stamp set from Stampin Up called Lovely You and I thought it would be perfect for the make it colorful challenge at Stamping Sensations.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Sending a Smile

Hello -

Another crafty face time today after very little sleep.  Another new stamp, this from Stamping Bella because, well I love the gnomes.  This one is called Gnome Bouquet.  And I am sending it over to If You Give A Crafter a Cookie. 

I used copics to color the image and added some white gel dots to some petals.  It took me longer to color this than I like to spend, but its such a cute stamp. 

Thanks for stopping by.