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.