Monday, March 30, 2020

Thinking Of You

Good Morning!

I hope you are all doing well and being safe.

I find it is important to have some kind of routine.  Yes, I am still changing out of my pajamas each day, still showering, still getting some fresh air and still am making lots of much cooking can 1 person do???  And the dishes.  Cripes!  Okay I am soooo lucky to be able to do any and all of this while being healthy (knock on wood) and one more update, Hubby and I are still on speaking terms!  LOL

These cards will be entered into the following Challenges:

Hero Arts, Never Seen Ink.
Simon Says Monday, Spring Mood Board.

Simon Says Monday

Image is an old wooden stamp by Hero Arts, Spring Tulips's just so happy!
Front sentiment is from a Demo Set I won by Hero Arts.

The 1st card uses Zig Water Color Markers, this particular stamp has never seen these markers.

Amalgam Black ink.

Inside sentiment is Everyday Sayings, by Hero Arts.

This card is the same except I used Copic Markers to color it.

Last week with time on my hands I refilled all of my Copics....maybe too much.  
I had a drop of ink here and there.  Bummer.

I am going to start sending a bunch of these cards to my Mom 
and some of her friends as they are on lock down.  
She is happy and upbeat, although we miss our visits dearly! 

Thanks for popping in!

Be well!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Beyond The Beach

Back again!  

I did try the 'steampunk' Challenge again.  This time putting my beach like twist on it.

I will enter this creation in the Challenges at;

Simon Says Monday, Steampunk.
Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

Using a Crab Cheapo Die I cut it once from this heavy card stock I have in my stash and 
then again from Walnut Hollow Yellow and Orange Aluminum.  I then adhered the 2 together and added some Embossing Powders in Red, Orange and Gold tones which I heated.

Tutti Designs Stitched Tag cut 3 times and layered.
I also created a stencil using stencil paper, a thin plastic 
and a Memory Box Distressed Windham Collage die, which I used White paint on.
Cheery Lynn dies; Starfish and Sand Dollar, Wheat Heads.
Copic Markers.
Clear Embossing Powder.
Martha Stewart Pearl Paint, Jet Stream.

Sentiment is by Gina K Designs, By The Sea 2.
Black Embossing Powder.
Nuvo Drops in Clear.
Adhesive Pearls.
String Pearls.
Seam Binding Ribbon which was painted in 
Blue and Green Pearl Paint and Perfect Pearls.

Maybe less steamy and more beachy lol

Thanks for sauntering by.

Hope your day isn't crabby!

Be well!


Good Morning!

I tried my hand at 'steampunk' although quite fun to try I feel like I should try again....and again.

This will be entered into the Challenge at  Simon Says Monday, Steampunk.

Using the Stampin' Up Detailed Dragonfly die I cut it once from this heavy card stock I have in my stash and then again from Walnut Hollow Yellow and Orange Aluminum.  I then adhered the 2 and dabbed paint all over the top of it. Adding lots of different Embossing Powders I heated it.  

The paint bubbled up beneath the powder when heated and created this awesome texture.

Tutti Designs Stitched Tag die cut 3 times and layered.
I also created a stencil using stencil paper, a thin plastic 
and a Memory Box Distressed Windham Collage die, which I used Embossing Paste on.
I also used a random foliage stencil in my stash.
Amalgam Black and Old Olive inks.
Black paint splatters.
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold and White.
Gina K Designs Botanical Dreams stamp set.
Black Embossing Powder.
Tim Holtz Sprocket and Gears accent.
Nuvo Drops in Ebony.
Seam Binding Ribbon which was painted with diluted Gold Paint and Perfect Pearls.

Dragonfly adhered to Tag using a screw like brad.

To Dream!

Thanks for flitting by!

Be well!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Happy Mail

Back again!

This card will be entered into the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

We are hoping that Lori and Tim and Penny and Hank 
are moving back to their house in a matter of days!  
Fingers crossed!  It's been a looooooong 5 1/2 months for them all.  

I used the Casual Friday products; Happy Mail and Casual Comfort, stamps and dies.
Inks in; Antique Linen, Amalgam Black, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Timber Brown and Wild Wasabi.

Glitter Paper.
Sakura Glitter Pen.

Thanks so much for popping in!

Be well!

Birthday Wishes

Good Morning!

Hope you're all well and safe!

I actually took a beach walk this morning, first time in a very long time and it was glorious!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

In May my Mom will turn 90!  WOW!  
I figured I would start making a few cards to see what I liked best for her.  

This one uses the Avery Elle Balloon Numbered dies, aren't they cute?
I used more dies than stamps this time around:
MFT;  Cross Stitched Rectangles and Blueprints #12.
Tutti Designs Stitched Tags.
Gina K Designs Wishes die, layered.

Cupcake from the Flourishes Lots of Thoughts stamp set.
Sentiment from the Gina K Designs, Pleasant Plurals stamp set.
White Embossing Powder.
Copic Markers.
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.
Baker's Twine.
Sakura Glitter Pen.
Corner Rounder.

Foam Dots for that wee bit of dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

Be well!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Blessings On Your Special Day

Back again!

This card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Memory Box, Glitter Paper or Glitter Glue.
Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

I used the Memory Box Classic Stitched Heart Rings dies.  I cut the outer layer from White Glitter Paper and then the inside hearts from 2 different prints of Glitter Paper.
DCWV Glitter Paper Basic Stack.

Adhered the hearts to a die cut using the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles die.
Glitter Ribbon.
Sentiment by Gina K Designs, Sending Love stamp set.

Gina K Designs stamp set, All Occasion Tags.
Amalgam Black and Melon Mambo inks.

Thanks for stopping by.


Happy Mother's Day

Good Morning!

My Hubby actually asked what I was going to do today.....I think I laughed right in his face.
Doesn't he know by now how I am saving the world right from my craft room?

Soooooo this card will be entered into the Challenges at; 

Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!
Dies R Us, Things With Wings.

I took out my PTI Garden Gate Kit which I haven't used in forever!  Was able to create this fancy fold gate fold card using the actually gate and lattice dies from the Kit.
Using the Cheery Lynn Small Lace Butterfly die, cut from Yellow Glitter Paper as a front focal point.  Despite the name it is quite large.  The Yellow Gingham Ribbon was adhered to the back of this panel and ties for a nice closure.


Inside fully opened.
My Hollyhocks from the Kit were placed in Memory Box's Simple Garden Pot dies.
Inks in; Amalgam Black, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight,
 Garden Green, Perfect Plum and Wild Wasabi.
Thin Green Ribbon.
Green Polka Dotted Ribbon.

DIes R Us Butterfly Set #2 dies.

Vellum Butterfly.
Lattice and Wisteria dies.

Sentiment by MFT, Sweet Roses.

I would love to have this view on my back porch.
This was all mounted to a Top Folding A2 card.

Thanks for popping in!

Stay well!

Stay Safe!


Sunday, March 22, 2020

You Make Me Smile

Good Afternoon!

Still hunkered down....still in my craft room....still on speaking terms with my Hubby.
Life is good!  (knock on wood!)

This card will be entered into the Challenges at:

Dies R Us, Things With Wings.
Simon Says Monday, Stencil Fun.

Background stencil by Dina Wakley, Little Birdies set.
Distress Oxide inks; Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint.
Crafty Ann Butterfly 6 die.
Paper Smooches Foliage 1 dies.
MFT Blueprints 12 dies, banner and flag.
Spellbinders Fancy Ribbon Threader die (Nuvo Drops).

Gina K Designs Anemone Wishes stamp set.
Amalgam Black ink.
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.
Glitter Paper.
Nuvo Drops in Ebony.


Thanks for flitting by!


Friday, March 20, 2020


Back for one final post today!

This card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Simon Says Monday, Stencil Fun!

And finally here is my card:

MFT products, Start Each Day With A Whee stamp set, image cropped 
and the Blueprints 12 die set.
Colored with Copic Markers.

Leaf stencil background in Wild Wasabi ink.
Sentiment by MFT, Fairy Happy stamp set.
Amalgam Black ink.

Carrots, Cake and Mom

Back again!

This 1st project will be entered into the ScorPal Challenge, Easter Or Spring.

I followed along a tutorial by Twila at SplitCoast Stampers, Carrot Treat Box.

I can't tell you the scoring marks as they are not standard except for the first one, 
which is on the diagonal of a 6 x 6 inch square piece of card stock.  Then they get a bit wonky, but it's easy to follow along.  There are 4 score marks in all.  There is a photo tutorial and a video for great directions.

Check it out!  They are really cuuuuute!

I thought the Orange and White Designer Paper would make for a super cute carrot!
Tutti Design Stitched Tags die.
Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circles die.

Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Parade #1 stamp set.
Inks in; Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette.

Gina K Designs Basket Blessings stamp set.
Amalgam Black ink.
Tissue Paper.
Baker's Twine.

Now to fill it with nemenems.....that's what Penny calls M & M's lol

This card will be entered into the Challenge at  Power Poppy, Just Color.

I used the Power Poppy stamp set Party Time.
Look at that cake....doesn't it look scrumptious???

Using Versa Mark ink and Black Embossing Powder I heat set the image and sentiments. 
I then water colored the image using my Zig Markers.
Cake was fussy cut out.

Dies; Spellbinders Standard and Lacy Circles, cropped.
MFT Party Banner, layered.
I created a beaded and sequined Stick Pin.
Sheer Ribbon.
Sakura Glitter Pen.

This last card will be entered into the Challenges at 
 Simon Says Monday, Stencil Fun.
Wow Embossing Powder, New To You.

This is one of those cards that didn't turn out exactly how I had envisioned....oh well.

I water colored my background in the light shades of greys and blues and violet.
I then stenciled my background using a leaf pattern using
 Gina K Designs Glitter Glitz in White.  The sparkles is amazing, yet hard to photograph.

Altenew stamp set, Wild Hibiscus for sentiment.
Paper Smooches Foliage 1 set made into a wreath which I also water colored.
White Embossing Powder.

Be well......Be safe!!!!!

Thanks for popping back in!


Gray Skies

Good Morning!

I hope you are all being safe and creative.  
I have had lots of extra time on my hands too.  My house sparkles lol

I have also been spending a lot of time in my craft room.  Hooray!

This card will be entered into the 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Whatever The Weather.

I made a Magic Rain Card.  So FUN!  
The beads move up and down along the string.  
It does look like a pretty rain shower.

I saw this on Pinterest and could not pass it up.

You'll find a great Post by Blue Marine with photos and an easy to follow along Video.

Here is my card:

These are AHmazing!  
MFT Products; Will You Be Mine stamp set, cropped and fussy cut, 
Cloud Trio and Snow Drifts dies.

Gina K Designs sentiments, Happy Spring stamp set.
Amalgam Black ink.

Distress Oxide ink background with ink and paint splatters and water drops.
Scored every 1/4'.
Beading String.
Fun Foam.

I hope this card makes someone HAPPY!

Especially during this crazy time we are experiencing!

Thanks for stopping by!

Be well!