Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bring It!

I saw this crazy San Fransico stamp at our stamp store garage sale.  Can you believe they only wanted fifty cents for!!  For that price...I will take it home and try to decide what it really is.  I have decided it is a beepole.  A cross between a bee and a people!!  Or, perhaps that is what the  queen bee looks like when the honey pot is disturbed!!

Using Distress Oxides, the background was made.  After I applied water, the colors were dull so I used Distress Inks over the original layer of color.  A little texture paste, embossed wings and grunge stamping brings the beepole to  life!  Originally I was going to stamp "caught a bug" but then I found this other sentiment stamp that made me laugh and wanted to be used!

Bring It is linked to:
Simon Says
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday


 Cupcake Inspirations

Age is a GAMBLE

I have my sister's birthday number and believe me, it is higher than thirty.  The number thirty  is a chip!!  

I had a lot of fun making this card for Brenda and the sentiment is made just for her...and my two other sisters...they needed a birthday card like this too!  Got their numbers and they are higher than 30 too!

Don't feel to bad for my sisters...what goes around comes around!!

Age is a GAMBLE is linked to:
Simon Says
TTCRD Week of April 25
Simon Says
Work It Wednesday

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hidden Bird

Don't you just love surprise birthday parties?  I agree, not really!!

This crazy bird is bringing surprise birthday wishes as the happy is on the outside and the bird-day is on the inside.  The bird is hidden amongst the flowers as part of it's camoflauge.  The flower is stamped on the card base to create the background.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Hidden Bird is linked to:
Work It Wednesday

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

May Flowers

Going back to those Crazy Birds and Aqua colors.  I just cleaned my stamp room and the goodies I found!!  I decided to use some old supplies and mix and match them to create this card.

The flower stamp had a flourish I used on the base card stock.

May Flowers is linked to:
Simon Says
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
Work It Wednesday
DL Art

Color Bursts

Playing with the Color Bursts and lots of water, this background was created.  I have such a problem covering up the backgrounds so first I stenciled to add some details.  Then I stamped so flourishes at the bottom.  Still just wanting tolet the background shine, I stamped the flowers.  A sentiment was added and I am loving this simple but beautiful card!!

Color Bursts is linked to:
Simon Says
lCraft Stamper Magazine
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says
Work It Wednesday
Color Throwdown

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hippity Hop

Sending Easter wishes to all!

This little egg card has the rabbit taking a break from delivering all the baskets.

Hope your Easter celebrations are filled with family and good times!

Hippity Hop is linked to:
Simon Says Monday Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
Send A Smile 4 Kids

Friday, April 7, 2017

Hello Butterfly

But-ter-fly, an insect with two wings usualloy brightly colored.

Yup, that is the kind of butterfly you will see on today's card.  The background was created using various sentiment and word stamps from Trendy Butterflies 2Sentiment Builders:Happy and Hope Blooms.  The Hello word die was cut in black and tulip paint was used to add the dots.

Thanks for stoping by and I hope you get to be creative today!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Unlucky 13

My family has a quarterly card exchange and 13 people have signed up.  As we were stamping our cards, I was telling my sister about the NBUS challenge.  I told her it was a little different this time as you could post your blunders.  Like what she said.  Like I put my cards together and they open backwards or you stamp your card and something gets stamped upside down I was telling her.  My sister was listening and stamping her cards.  She just had the inside with the verse to stamp.  On the 13th card I heard this shreeeeeek.  Well, to make the NBUS blunders, one of these tings are not like the of these things is just wrong...yes, thirteen times.  The card is horizontal and the insert is vertical!!  Yup, thank goodness they were not glued inside the card and could be turned over and restamped!

We did have a good laugh!

Unlucky 13 is linked to:

Happy Birthday

The calendar is loaded with birthdays and this card is going right into an envelope and in the mail!

Speaking of birthdays, I would like to give Simon Says Wednesday Challenge a big birthday shout out!  Happy 8th birthday!  Wishing you many more to come!!

I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.  The stamped panel is inked and stamped on photo paper first using versa mark to create some white shadows then in black.

Thanks for stopping by and if it is your birthday, here is a birthday shout out to you!

Happy Birthday is linked to:
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Mojo Monday
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
Simon Says Monday Challenge
Double D Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
DL Art
Through The Craft Room Door April 4 through Aril 10

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sending A Cheery Hello

Tea time!  This is A Day For Daisies image and I just love it..  

After coloring the image, the background was distress blended.  I used a grunge stamp for the side piece.

Sending A Cheery Hello is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Early Bird Gets The Coffee

The early bird gets the coffee...except in my house...the early bird has to make the coffee first!!

I thought the robin blue cup of coffee in the nest with the bird announcing coffee was kinda punny! A little laugh to start off your morning.

The stamps are So Suzy Stamps.  The base layer uses STAMPlorations Broken Glass stencil.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the spring hop!

The Early Bird Gets The Coffee is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
DL Art
heARTful Stamping Challenge

Friday, March 24, 2017

Birthday Fishes

A card for a birthday that is packed with birthday fun!

The water panel was made using a STAMPlorations stamp and three colors of ink with a white gel pen.  Then, the two circle punches were used to punch out the little fish and clam.

Thanks for stopping by.

Birthday Fishes is linked to:
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday


Brew tiful Day

Hello all you coffee/tea lovers!  Have you played along with STAMPlorations March theme and sketch challenge?  Using the sketch, this brew tiful card was created.

The STAMPloration products used are:
Brew tiful Day
Coffee Cup Silhouette

Have a brew tiful day and enjoy the hop!

Hello Brew tiful

Hello spring and hello coffee!  Are you ready for a complimentary cuppa joe?

Stretching my dies today, I used STAMPlorations Coffee Cup Silhouette die and cut the coffee cup and steam out of the frame.

Going through my hoard, I found this hello piece that works perfectly to offer a compliment!  I thought the coffee beans looked like how you make coffee, put the beans in the top of the pot, press a button and magically coffee appears!  How better to start your morning than with complimentary coffee!

STAMPlorations products used
Coffee Cup Silhouette
Brew tiful Day
Latte Love

Hello Brew tiful is linked to:
Simon Says

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Counting Monments

 Yesterday I saw two robins and the snow melts as fast as it falls.  These are the signs that spring is in the air.

Using distress inks, the background was made.  Then I sprayed distress spray on the Hidden Hearts stencil and pressed it on the paper.  It looked like the delicate veins on a butterfly wing.

Trendy Butterflies 2 was stampped and embossed.  I just love the sentiments with this set.

Counting Monents is linked to
Simon Says
Craft Stamper Magazine


A Two-fer

Wow!  Color one design and get two cards!  

This idea was on Jennifer McGuire Ink.  I had to punt and put together a few flower stamps.  I used a STAMPlorations sentiment and CUTplorations.

The top has clear embossing and the colored image at the bottom.

And then reverse it to get the second card.

A Two-fer is linked to:
Simon Says
Craft Rocket Challenge
DL Art
Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Beauty Is God's Handwriting

Let go and create!  My biggest problem with creating a background is cov ering it up.  A patterned piece of paper, no problem to add your images and embellishments.  A hand created background...which part do you cover?

Colorburst created the first layer of the background.  The butterfly was stampped and embossed.  A flower stencil created the mutted flowers in the background.  Texture paste and a stencil made the circles on the right side.  Versa mark and white embossing powder made the small white dots.  Then distress ink made the edges.

The butterfly stampp is vintage but timeless.

Craft Stamper Magazine
Simon Says
TTCRD March 7 through March 13
Word Art Wednesday
DL Art
heARTful Stamping Challenge

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Chicken Soup For The Soul

Uplifting true stories about ordinary people's lives are what the Chicken Soup For The Soul books are all about.  These short stories leave you with a smile in your soul when you are done reading them.   This card is based on those books.

This Bugaboo image is all tagged out!

Chicken Soup For The Soul is linked to:
Simon Says Wednesday
Simon Says Monday
Catch The Bug
Word Art Wednesday

Friday, March 3, 2017

On The Go

With the unusually warm weather this year, we have seen people out playing on their mopeds and enjoying a splash of fresh air!

While going through the embellishment box, I ran into this wheel button.  When I saw the sketcxh, it worked perfectly into it.

Here is the card based on the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by and join us at STAMPlorations for the monthly Theme and Sketch challenge!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

You Cured Yet?

Going retro with some old stamp sets that are fun and recognizable.  My family has a quarterly card exchange and let me tell you, amazing cards are exchanged.  This quarter the theme was add a  critter.
Who could resist this punny sentiment with the sick little pig.

It seems doilies are my favorite embellishment lately.  I am also trying to thin my stash of paper, so I used what I had enough of on hand to  make ten of  the same card.

You Cured Yet? is linked to:
TTCRD week of Feb  21

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Little Pickup!

A little pickup note for you!  I love this punny but cute saying that will make anyone smile and let them know you are thinking about them!

What could be better than a little vintage truck loaded with love?

Using color pencils and letting some of the white show through adds to the vintage feel.

Thanks for stopping by.

A Little Pickup is linked to:
Simon Says
Ooh La La Creations
Cards In Envy
TTCRD week of Feb 20
Hiding In My Craft Room embossed background

Friday, February 17, 2017

Retro Coffee

Ah, the orange and brown colors of years past!  That is what todays card is based on.  

Do you remember the vintage coffee pots?  My Grandma had one like this.

The Retro Circles ARTploration stencil was used in the background and Framed Coffee Pot is the front image.  Check out STAMPlorations to find them.

Start your day with coffee but make it a crafty day!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Oh Happy Day

Oh happy day when the first butterfly appears after the winter thaw.  The way they float so gracefully through the air and just once in a while land on you.

Using some patterned background paper, I used my favorite craftroom tool.  My heat embosser is probably the olderst tool I have.  It is used to speed the drying process, magically melt embossing powder and on cold days when I am embossing a shot of hot air warms me.

Oh Happy Day is linked to:
Simon Says
TTCRD week of Feb 14 through Feb 20

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

You Are Hot

Happy Vallentine's Day!  Today you get a punny valentine!  Using STAMPlorations Coffee Pot Row Artsy Boarder and A Cuppa Love this pun was created!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day loaded with fun!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Beautiful Butterflies

On the wings of LOVE!   Today's card uses the ATC Tag Builder with some washi tape.  The tag could be removed and used as a book mark.  The  stamp sets used are Butterfly Row and  Vignette: Ever After.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Young At Heart

 Today I combined the theme of love and daisies.  "Loves me... loves me not... LOVES ME"!

This is a fun CAS card using my favorite color combo.

Young At Heart is linked to:
Less Is More
Simon Says Monday

 Creative With Stamps
 Just Us Girls
 Cupcake Inspirations

A Cuppa Love

Are you feeling the LOVE?  Today's LOVE tagploration is a freebie and a goodie.  I think of my Grandma when I see flowers in a coffee cup.

Using the  image from  The never ending anything goes challenge and the ATCTag Builder, a valentine that is filled with LOVE is complete!

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Go With All Your Heart

Oh the places you will go in life and you need to go with all your heart.  There are  many things to see and do on the journey!

Using the Bubble Dance Artplorations Stencil, the background was created.  A heart from A Cuppa Love was stamped in some of the karger hearts.

The globe and sentiment are from the Born To Roam set.

Thanks for stopping by and create something with love today!


Friday, February 3, 2017


Varoom. varoom!  Time to go retro.

This retro car stamp kept tempting me to use it and it is a perfect for the challenge.  Watching American Pickers the signage interested me. Using retro colors of blue, red and yellow and playing off vintage signs, this vintage card was created.

Thanks for stopping by and be creative today!