Wednesday, September 20, 2023



Its been  a bit. I seem to have trouble getting to my craft room to create. No mojo at all...even though I am seeing such lovely creations from all my bloggy friends.

I did get excited about the Peace on Earth challenge, and got several versions of this card made. 

One can almost see the glittery shine of the side pieces on this card along with the dark blue. Both are CTMH glitter tapes.  The stamp is from Stampin Up one of two scenes. 


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Monday, September 11, 2023



I feel like I completely missed out making summery cards...oh well I do love fall colors.

This card will visit the following galleries:

Stamping Sensations, Four Seasons, and Triple B.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up and the image is from my box of stuff sent to me and I have no idea of the manufacturer.

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Sunday, September 10, 2023


 Hey There...

Where is time rushing off can it be a third of the way through September??? The month just started.

I have a card for a cat lover, its got a bit of stamping, some coloring and lots of die cutting.  I'll be sending it to the galleries at Tic Tac Toe -center row, Challenge up Your Life - anything goes, AAA Birthday Game - Animals.



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Friday, September 1, 2023



First of the month, and another Calendar page. 

The sunflower is from Stampin Up, colored with Altenew inks in sunray and evergreen.

 Thanks for stopping by, and thanks too to Bonnie for the calendar file.

Monday, August 14, 2023


 Hey There-

The heat has kept me downstairs for a bit along with more TV binging.  I went through Homeland, I am a lover of spy/political thriller novels, movies and tv so this was seat gluing for me. Now I am trying to go a bit slower through Billions. It has grabbed my attention.  Pre-Season football has started and I had my first football nap of the season on Sunday...sleeping 1/2 way through the first quarter to the last 5 minutes of the fourth. But, I did manage to get a few cards made.

I have cards to share to these three challenges: Just Add Ink, Fourseasons, and AAA Birthday.

First up: 

 Just Add Ink is calling for Clean and Simple.


Next up is Four Seasons:

Four Seasons is anything goes.


And my third card goes to AAA Birthday:

AAA has anything goes as well


Thanks for visiting! Hope you are staying cool.


Thursday, August 3, 2023



AAA Birthday Game has an anything goes challenge.  I played with a new SU (new to me -- its been out awhile) stamp set called Two Tone Flora. One of the easiest two step stamps I have played with.  

I had a nice card with the florals clustered on the front.  But it seemed to be missing something. I added enameled dots and there was just still to much white.  So I inked blended a bit on the top and the bottom of the card...I love the "Frame" that gives.

Earlier this month a friend of hubs and his folks was celebrating a big birthday, and I made another custom card for my MIL to give to her.  I do enjoy being able to make a special card.  This one used a coverplate from The Greetery, dies from Stampin Up and a custom printed sentiment.

I am submitting this one as well.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023



I had been staying in the cooler part of the house and avoiding any hint of heat and humidity upstairs. My crafty space has gotten lonely. So as its cooler this week...

I've been in to straighten and play a bit. Still working on that bid of stuff that has forever seemed not to go down. Fortunately several of my favorite stamp companies have not been tickling my fancy of might just be that bin of stuff that had dampened my appetite.

Today's card uses a Penny Black stamp (Unique) that is at least 6-9 months old in my stash. I love the loose lines and when its colored with very bright and florescent copics it makes a statement. 

The sentiment die is from Stampin Up and is mounted on a vellum shadow. The card base has an embossed panel for a bit more texture. (Thanks Michele for the envie full of panels!)

I didn't have good light photographing, but it had to be mailed quickly for a bloggy friend.

The card is going to visit If you Give a Crafter a Cookie which is calling for Neons.

Thanks so very much for visiting.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023



August reveals a new calendar page. The sweet image by Colorado Craft Co is colored with copics.



W3, W5

E21, E23

RV23, RV25 

Thanks to Bonnie, for supplying the calendar file.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023



I have a CAS, summery card for you today:

The stamps come from Seaside Bay from Stampin Up.  Inks used include Tumbled Glass DI, Doe by Lawn Fawn, Soft Sand Hero Arts. and some gold embossing on the Ellen Hutson sentiment.

I'll be sending this off to CAS on Friday - Theme of Summer.

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Thursday, July 13, 2023



I've been binging on television...Wimbledon in the mornings and early afternoons and then the WSOP Main Event poker tournament in the evenings until the wee hours.  

I've got the tourney on now, up in my crafty space they are down to 25 from 10043 entrants.  So this will be a quick post. I die cut some blooms and did a bit of gluing while binging.


A die cut panel from a crafty friend...not sure who-in my cleaning and  organizing zeal I didn't think to add post it notes, but thank you just the same! The blooms are from MFT's newest card kit. The sentiment comes from Ellen Hutson.

I am adding this card to these galleries:

Triple B: July, We love Stamping, and Stamping Sensations...all calling for flowers.  And because the flower dies and the sentiment are new, NBUS.

Thanks much for visiting.


Saturday, July 1, 2023



July's calendar page is simple, but brings a smile to my face. The fireworks are from MFT.


 I used Altenew inks in Crimson, Sunray, and Ultramarine.

Bonnie provided me the file of the Calendar. I needed only to decorate the months after printing and cutting them apart.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023



It is pouring outside at this moment...we didn't get much from the big storm expected yesterday evening but its coming down now. I do love a good summer storm.  

I took a bit of license with the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches and maybe its not quite a sterile CAS card...but I think its close so I will share it in the challenge gallery.

it does have a surprise inside too...

The MFT Cool Cats set has this cute back side image of a cat that fits perfectly to the head only image. I love this unexpected bit of fun, so I am also sending this to Time Out challenge gallery-Funny, because this makes me giggle.


Thanks so much for visiting.

Monday, June 26, 2023


 Hi There -

I rarely make 4th of July cards, but Peggy shared some images and patterned paper with me, and I made a handful. Its a little busy...but so is the night sky on the 4th. 

I am sending this over to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge where they are calling for Red, White , and Blue.


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Saturday, June 24, 2023



A two post day...

This card is visiting three challenges.  

Triple B - June I chose Butterflies, Double D Challenges I made a blue monochromatic card, and for Tic Tac Toe I am using the far right column Die cut, bright color and CAS.


 The die came with my Gemini machine, and I finally tried it out.  I used a premade cardbase and matching envie from Stampin up and then inked a handful of the cut butterflies to match. They then were placed in to the spaces with the wings fluffed. The larger got a pearl embellishment.  Reminds me of cards I might have made 5-6 years ago...but I love it.


 Thanks so much for visiting...again.



I am sliding in at the last hours of AAA Card Challenge and trying out a timed challenge at As You See It.

AAA Card Challenge has a everything beach challenge and Swift Shells (under10 minutes)is the brief at As You See It.

Patterned paper sure speeds things up when under a time crunch. 

Thanks for visiting.

Here are the challenge logos:

  challenge 301

Friday, June 23, 2023



Today I am happy to be guest designing along with the talented team at CAS on Friday.  Thank you so much for inviting me.

The theme for challenge #260 is LOVE.  I happened to have a sweet set from The Greetery that was a perfect fit called Lovely Silhouettes.  

I started by inking inside a masked rectangle, once I had the color saturation I wanted, I let it dry. While it was drying I stamped the sentiment from the set and die cut the Love.  I glued the two together.  Once the panel was dry, I heat embossed the silhouette flower stem. I added the sentiment on foam, and decorated  with 3 color glass half beads.

For your blog 

Head on over to see what the design team has created for the challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by!



I decided to share this on my GD post, since the themes are the same.  Hubs and I took a few days off to celebrate our anniversary in May...but our trip was delayed til last week. We went on a love sign treasure hunt in Virginia along both coasts which included a 17 mile bridge and tunnel drive to Virginia's eastern shore.  Below are some pictures from that trip. Hubs likes steam era train history and of course there were a few museums for him along the way. We did see some wild ponies in the distance along with egrets and herons while on Chincoteague Island. We've seen about 50 or so of the 340+ loveworks signs since we first started searching for them 8 years ago.  It was a ton of driving, but we enjoyed our "treasures hunt".


Wednesday, June 21, 2023


 Hello again-

I had meant to get this posted June 8th, but life got in the way. 

I am submitting this to Fourseasons June - Anything Goes... Its a recently retired set from Stampin Up and I love the images for masculine cards.  The leaf frame from Altenew was sent by a crafty friend. I thought it worked well with the smaller scene and the feel of the card.


 Thanks for stopping to visit!


Hello -

Its been  a while. I have a card for three challenges-  Crazy is our Fame - Stencils, Challenge Up your Life Slimline, and We Love Stamping -Anything Goes (Alternate).

Slimlines are tough to photograph.  This one was made for my MIL, to give to another family member.  I took this quick snap and then mailed the card off...before taking a bloggy pic.  So I've cropped it the best I can.  

The flowers are from Pink Fresh (Heartfelt Thanks) stamped and colored with stencils and Altenew inks. I blended a bit of color on the left card front and the right card interior edges. The card front edge on the right side was trimmed along the flower images.

In a fortuitous bit of luck, it turns out purple is a favorite color of the recipient, something I did not know when I began the project.

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