Saturday, March 28, 2020


Hello and welcome!  Yes you are seeing correctly....I've finally stamped and colored again. Whew!  Between the end of 2019 and all of the issues so far with 2020, I'm not sure how much more I can take.  Finally felt decent enough to try coloring and stamping again. 

First up is a bookmark I made for my hubby since we're getting a lot of reading done during this quarantine.  I used a couple of retired Stampin Up sets.  Many thanks to my friend Kelli for the Branch Out set.

Next up is a card I made using the never before used (NBUS) Lemonade Stand digi from Kinda Cute By Patricia Alvarez paired with the retired Stampin Up Watercolor Minis set.  I highlighted parts of the image using a Sakura 3D glaze pen, googlie eye, and a rocket ship brad.

Challenges entered:

Pammies Inkie Pinkies #2012 - Anything Goes 
Outlawz Festive Friday March 20 to April 2 - Anything Goes 
Splitcoaststampers Free For All FAA527 - Look Up 
 Arty Divas #18 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Kinda Cute Lemonade Stand, SU Watercolor Minis
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, SU Handsome Hunter, Green Galore, Old Olive, Basic Brown, Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink
Card Stock: SU, Neenah White, Memento Black
Accessories: Sakura 3D Pens, Brads, Glue Dots, Googlie Eyes, Prismacolor and Copic Markers 

Monday, March 2, 2020

Well then.....

...I know it's been a while since I've posted.  Between health issues, mental health issues, family issues, and having to put one of my fur babies to sleep; the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 have really stunk!!  I sure hope the rest of 2020 improves.  I am still hoping to get back to coloring and making some cards again soon.  Unfortunately, there's still a lot of stuff going on and it's not all pretty.

Thanks for reading and have a great week folks.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Hello and welcome everyone.  I've been having some severe migraines lately so I hope to be back posting soon.  Thank you for understanding.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Warm Penguin Holiday Wishes

Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share a clean and simple Christmas card I made using some stamps from Impression Obsession  I started out by stamping the penguin from Warm Wishes in memento black ink onto white card stock then coloring using prismacolor markers.  Once that was done, I cut the panel down to size, then stamped the holly branches in both corners, colored them, and then stamped the saying.  Once all of my coloring was finished, I stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass ink over and around the panel before layering and adding some red brads.  For my card, I pulled out a red scrap panel, cut down to size, added the black border then popped up the penguin panel.  As an after thought, I stamped the penguin again, colored then cut out before popping up over the original penguin for some added dimension.  I'm really happy with how this turned out since my migraines have been on overdrive again.  *sigh*

Challenges entered:

Impression Obsession - Holiday Wishes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - November Christmas/Holidays
Arty Divas #9 - Anything Goes
Holly and Ivy Christmas #60 - Anything Christmas Goes
Unicorn Challenge #49 - Christmas/Winter
Outlawz Festive Friday Nov 15 to Nov 28 - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Dimensionals, Brads, Stipple Brush

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Yay Nats!

Hello and welcome.  Sorry it's been a bit between posts, my health issues have been giving me fits. However, today I'd like to share a card I made for a friend who's a Washington Nationals fan.   The entire card is made using card stock scraps too.  Gotta use up those scraps you know.

I started out by stamping the baseball onto the actual card in memento blue Danube then cutting down the image panel and red layer to fit the smaller card before stamping everything else.  Once the pennants were stamped using MFP's retired Tailgate Party and then adding MFT's Wendy Alpha, I pulled colored them using copic markers before stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass ink over and around them.  I then stamped the baseball, also from Tailgate Party in memento black onto more white scraps, cut out, then popped up over the main image panel.  As an afterthought, I highlighted both the lettering and baseball using embossing glaze pens.  The only other embellishment added, were matching blue brads.

Challenges entered:

Arty Divas #9 - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1946 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Festive Friday Nov 15 to Nov 28 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Stamps: MFP Tailgate Party, MFT Wendy Alpha
Ink: Memento Black, Blue Danube; Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: SU Scraps
Accessories: Copic Markers, Dimensionals, Embossing Glaze Pens, Stipple Brush, Brads

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thank You Tulip Block

Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share a card with you I finished earlier in the week.  Thanks to my health and migraines, I couldn't post it until now.

I started out by printing off this Tulip Block Square from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  Once printed, I colored using copic markers before layering, adding brads and then distressing the bottom layer using a fingernail before adding to my card using pop dots.  I then carefully cut apart a wooden "thank you" saying and added using glue dots.  My final embellishment was a black bling flourish.

Challenges entered:

Catch The Bug Challenges - November Thankful
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1945 - Anything Goes
Arty Divas #8 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar November 2019 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Week 44 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Nov 14 to Nov 20 - Anything Goes
Splitcoaststampers Free For All F4A504 - Thank You or Thankful

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Bugaboo
Card Stock: MFP
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Copic Markers, Fingernail, Bling Flourish, Brads, Pop Dots, Wooden Thank You Saying, Glue Dots

Friday, November 8, 2019

A Vintage Collage And More Never Before Used Stuff (NBUS)

Hello and welcome!  Today I am guest designing over on the Arty Divas Challenge blog!!  The project I'd like to share with you uses quite a few "virginal" items.  In other words, stuff that's never been used before.

I started out by stamping my never before used (NBUS) image on vanilla card stock in Tim Holtz chipped sapphire ink then coloring using both prismacolor and copic markers.  Once that was done, I stippled some tea dye and more chipped sapphire ink over and around the image before layering.  I then added some vintage brads before, as an after thought, distressed the bottom layer using my fingernail and a little PTI chai ink.  I then took the layered scraps and dry embossed them using a cuttlebug leafy branch embossing folder with my big shot.  Once that was finished, I stippled more tea dye ink over the embossed images before doing the same to the embossed K and Company designer paper (NBUS) on my card.  Before adding the embossed border to the card, I pulled out some decorative leaves I'd never used and added those underneath the embossed border using some scor-tape.  My layered image panel was then added to the card using pop up glue dots.  The final embellishment is a small navy blue bow.  I'm extremely happy with how this turned out since I was creating with another migraine.

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Challenges entered:

Pammies Inky Pinkies #1944 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Festive Friday - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Week 44 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge November - Anything Goes

Lest I forget, a HUGE thank you to my friend Sarah A for the fabulous stamp.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to visit the Arty Divas blog to participate in the current challenge or for more inspiration from the design team.

Stamps: Hampton Art Women Collage/Passport
Ink: Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire, Tea Stain; PTI Chai
Card Stock: Stampin Up, K and Company Embossed Postage Stamps Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Brads, Stipple Brushes, Bow, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Leafy Branch Embossing Folder, Fingernail