Sunday, March 26, 2017

Perk Up

Hello there.

Hope everyone is well.  

There is a lot of fun activities going on around blog land these days.

Spring Hop 2017

I have worked on a few projects for this hop to share.

For my first project I wanted to make something a little masculine because I wanted to combine the project with a challenge from the Rubbernecker Stamps.

For me this one was easy.   
At Christmas I picked up this great truck image. 
 It is a Christmas set but I thought this truck would be very useful.   
I did use it on some Valentine day cards.  

The cup image and sentiment is from the Greeting Farm.  

I just love the though of this old fashioned truck showing up with that giant cup of coffee.
Especially on Monday morning.  

Hope you find some time to hop.  

Thanks for dropping by


I will be entering this project in the following challenges
Spring Hop 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Long time..No blogging.


It has been a while since I made a post.   

Where have I been?   

I sort of wonder the same thing.  Time definitely flies right by.    

During the month of November I spend any extra time I had making cards for a Caring Hearts Holiday Card Drive.
 I can't remember my total number of cards created but I think it was 60.
My contribution was small compared to the 64,000+ cards they receive
 and delivered to 300+ Senior centers and homes.   

December of course was completing all the holiday to do lists and spending time with family.

January I was back creating cards for the Cards from the Heart Valentines card drive.
 I sent off 80 cards which is not my personal best for this drive.
Winter collected 7,268 cards that were sent to various children's hospitals across the US.  

So I guess I've been very busy.  

So... as long as California does not float away with all the 
wet weather we have been having, I am back to blogging.   

Over the next few days I am going to share some of the cards I created for the Valentines card drive.


Usually when I make the cards for the drive I use designs and colors for boys and girls of all ages. 

When I started coloring this card I drifted towards pink.
I decided to frame it in black so that it did not become an overwhelming pink color.  

 This card actually is going to my MIL to send to one of her granddaughters.  

Thanks for stopping by and hanging with me.  


I will be entering this card in the following challenges.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

World Card making day projects #4

Happy Sunday,

What is your plans for today.  

While the hubby is watching football, I'm going to do some baking and maybe a little crafting.  

I am sharing my last project for the World Card Making day challenge.   
The challenge is Background Building with Shay.  

For this card I used these cool witches feet and legs to make my background panel.  
I just love this stamp.  It cracks me up every time I use it.  

I  colored the images using my alcohol markers.   I really would have loved to go black with the shoes but using black scares me a little.   Maybe someday....

I added a little sparkle to the star hanging  on the shoe string.  

I also stamped the little bats flying around.  

The sentiment really says I'm Feeling a Little batty but I did not want the I'm part.
to eliminate the word I used some Washi tape to cover the stamp when I inked it.
Then I removed the tape and stamped the sentiment.  

Thanks for stopping by


I will be entering this card in the following challenges 

Winnie and Walter WCMD 2016 -  Background Building with Shay 

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Monday Challenge - Halloween 
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Wednesday Challenges - Halloween Inspired 

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thursday, October 6, 2016

World Card Making Day Project #3

Good Morning Friends.

Last week I was complaining about the hot weather.

Well, over the weekend the weather changed pretty dramatically.
We went from 100 degrees to to the low 70's and even got a bit of rain.
It actually feels like fall.

Today I am sharing another card I made from the
inspiration challenge from the Winnie and Walter Blog

This challenge is Rainbow color.

For my card I stamped and embossed leaves randomly on water color paper.

I then colored in my leaves in different rainbow colors.  

I got a little messy with one of the leaves so  I ended up adding color to the background.
I actually think it worked out much better than having the background all white.

I did not feel I had captured the essence of the rainbow color
so I decided to watercolor the sentiment as a rainbow.  

I added a second black die cut to add some shadow to the word "wonderful" to
allow the colors to pop off the background.  

I am really enjoying these new stitched background die's I purchased.
The sticking  not only helped with flattening the watercolor paper but they
add some interesting dimension.

Thanks for stopping by


I will be entering this card in the following challenges 

Winnie and Walter WCMD 2016 -  Rainbow Color with Gayatri

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

World Card Making Day - Project 2

Hello there.

I'm back with my second project from the World Card Making Day challenges.

Again the challenge was from the Winnie and Walter Blog.  

This challenge is to create a CAS card.  

Kate from Winnie and Walter some awesome tips on making CAS cards and I have shared those below.  

My tips for CAS cards are..... 
  •  Minimal! The less you put on you card means it has to be perfect as it will be easy to see even the slightest mistake.
  • Colour! White space doesn't have to be just white. Using coloured card or paper in large blocks can still be CAS. 
  • Time! Take your time. Even a CAS card can take an hour if you want to make it perfect, and get the look you want.
  • Embellishment! Even CAS cards can have lots of added extras. Ink or paint flicks, sequins, Glossy Accents or Enamel Accents and heat embossing even die cuts can all add lots of important detail and texture to a CAS project.

I went with a Halloween theme to create my CAS card.

I first used my distress inks to create a halloween background color that I liked.
I then stamped the candy corn and bat images.  

I wanted my card to have and interesting border between the color and
the withe layers, so I cut the border with one of my wafer dies.
This die reminds me of a curvy road  

I didn't like the transition between the colored layer and the white 
so I decided that some black would give some contrast between the two.  

The sentiment is stamped in black and embossed.

Only about 8 more Halloween cards to go and then off to Christmas cards.  

Thanks for dropping by


I will be entering this card in the following challenges 

Winnie and Walter WCMD 2016 -  CAS with Kate

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Monday Challenge - Halloween 
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Wednesday Challenges - Halloween Inspired 

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

World Card Making Day Project #1

Hello there.  

I'm sure everyone know that last Saturday 10/1/16 was World Card Making Day.

My family left town and gave me an opportunity to not only wash every
textile in the house but to play with my crafty stuff.  

I stayed mostly  at the Winnie and Walter blog as they always have some fun challenges

One of the first ones to catch my eye was the Pinspiration with Heather H. 

Isn't this a pretty cake.   

If you know me you would think that the flower 
would be my focus since I am a flower nut.  

But it was the colors that I drew inspiration from.  
I love the black and yellow on white.  

And I even surprised myself my creating this interesting
Halloween card.

I love an easy CAS card.

I stamped and embossed the tree and the circle that created the moon.

Used some washi tape to create to border
Added the sentiment in layers using Halloween die cuts sentiments from Tim Holtz.

Mounted it on white card stock to keep the clean look
POOF.... quick and easy card.  

I have a few more project to share.
So keep a look out.


I will be entering this card in the following challenges 

Winnie and Walter WCMD 2016 -Pinspiration with Heather H.

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Monday Challenge - Halloween 
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Friday, September 30, 2016

Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop - Take 5

Happy Friday all!

It has been one long week and I'm very glad I have a nice tall cup of coffee on my desk

Today is the last day for the Fall Coffee Lover's blog hop.  
I have set my own record this time.   
Five projects over seven days.  
I guess I had a lot of creative ideas just waiting to get out after the long break.

For today's project I worked on my goal of using up some scraps.  

The card base, border paper and even the globe have been floating around
my work space for a while now.  

I wanted to try something a little different with the embossed background.
I rubbed the some embossing ink and added gold embossing powder.  
This way the cups stand out and have a little bit of a grunge look.

I stamped and clear embossed the sentiment using plum color ink.  
The sentiment came from a set I from Richard Garay that I found at Hobby Lobby.

After I cut out the sentiment I used pop dots to give some dimension to the card.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects this week.   

Tomorrow is World Card Making day.
I plan on creating many more projects I hope to share in the coming week.

Thanks for stopping by
Have a wonderful weekend. 


I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog