Saturday, February 28, 2015


I just love the Coffee Lover's Bloghop and seeing the creative ways people are using their stamps.

I love the colored cards that have been posted, but my mind thinks brown with coffee. I had to stick with that color theme. But I did add some pink flowers and green leaves to spring it up a little.

Enjoy the hop and everyone's creations!

Coffee supports:
Simon Says

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Just Duckie

Stella Says Sketch challenge at Bugaboo has a fun sketch challenge going on
This is the Bugaboo Hang in there duck image.

Just Duckie also supports:
Simon Says
Flashback Friday I used paper that I have had for a few years and rectangles.

The key to today

The Unity Be Inspired challenge has a great challenge this month. Here is the color inspirations:
Simon Says an anything goes challenge.

I decided to add the color by using patterned paper. I used Unity Stamp Company's Key to Today stamp. Then I added a yellow flower and some brown bling.

The key to today supports:
Unity Be Inspired Challenge
Simon Says

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


I decided to do an all pink baby card because I tried coloring the image and it looked better plain. I used three different patterned papers and a new baby charm hung on ribbon. As I am organizing, I found these charms I have had for about five years and the paper even longer...YIKES!

Baby supports:
Flashback Friday
CAS ology

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The key to my heart

It is Valentine week! The week of hearts, roses, chocolates and romance!
I made a layered card using DCWV tattered time stack with a pink and green scrap from the Mariposa stack. I stamped and embossed Love in black. I used a Spellbinders die cut and then a Memory Box Ribbon Heart die cut.

The key to my heart supports:
Just Us Girls

Aud Sentiments
Creative Knockouts
DL Art
House of Cards
Crafts 4 Eternity
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge

Bold Sentiments

It is snowy and cold in Wisconsin today. A day to stay inside and PLAY!! Flashback Friday Challenge has the theme only words. I used STAMPlorations Bold Sentiments and created this card. I had an old piece of pink paper I made with Worn Lipstick DI.

It is clean and simple and I kinda like the sentiment embossed on the diagonal.

Bold Sentiments supports:
Vicki's Flash Back


Monday, February 9, 2015

I love you

I have been having fun using dry wall tape as a dimension. Shery Russ at STAMPlorations did a tutorial on it. Shery must be a patient soul because for me, it was a slow process. I wanted to lift the drywall tape with each splattering of distress ink but did not because I was afraid it would move the pattern. When I was finished with the stenciling I saw the red on top of the hearts and the pink in the dry wall pattern below. It looked like the red was bleeding down and I liked the look. So, I stamped the swirl in greeen, cut the ribbon hearts out with a Memory Box die and then saved all the heart pieces to put back inside the cut out. I know...that is why it is a die cut...but the image did not look filled in against the background. I dipped the ribbon ends in Fired Brick DI. I stamped I love you in the swirls and added white sequins. I like this clean and simple card.

I love you supports:
Craft Stamper Magazine

Mixed Media Card Challenge
Just Us Girls
Sweet Stampin
Hiding In My Craftroom
Simon Says
House of Cards

A Very Special Valentine

Recently, I lost my mother. She loved nature images and did a fantastic job coloring and designing cards with them. At our last family card exchange, she had been working on this card. Stop crying Becca.

While going through the house, there was one unused image. Everyone said to throw it away but I could not. I scooped it up knowing I would use it to make something very special.
Every year, I would send mom a valentine card. Today, I made her last valentine with the image she colored and I will keep it forever. Honestly, I think this is my all time favorite.

I used Old Paper DI on the background. Then I stenciled little spots with Vintage Photo DI. I inked only one image of an embossing folder three times and carefully place it where I wanted the image. If I had a stamp it would have been easier but necessity is the mother of invention. I dyed twine and placed it to make two lines. I cut out the word LOVE and inked it. Mom had a ceramic shop and while cleaning we found the rub on paints she used. Once again I grabbed them from the trash bin and rubbed them on the LOVE. It gives it a highlight of gold. Then I carefully cut the cardnials out, knowing there would never be any more. I placed them on the lower line. I glued the LOVE on the upper line and made clothes pins with cardstock.

I know my mom would have loved her valentine. I am going to frame it and keep it in my craft room.

And as mom would always finish the conversation...MWAH!

This very special valentine supports:
House Of Cards
Tim Holtz
Mixed Media Card Challenge
DL Art
Just Us Girls
Stamplorations Love is on the card and although there are no hearts stamped on the card, I know there are two hearts in the card...mine and Becca's.
Craft Stamper Magazine

You're Udderly Amazing

How come cows wear bells?
Because their horns do not work!!

A little Wisconsing humor for you. One thing I know for sure, is Wisconsin knows cows and cheese. Hence the name "chedder heads".
This Bugaboo image made this darling card.

Udderly Amazing supports:

Curtain Call

Have an udderly fantastic day! Or you could say hope your day is dairy nice!!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Crooked Stamper I love your new sketch challenge

Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge

is new this week. I made a card to let them know how much I love their new sketch challenge and look forward to participating in it. Here is the sketch and the sentiment is the focal point.
I only have one week to use this love stamp and thought it would be perfect.

Get Well

I wanted to try something different this week. I gathered up all my get well stamps and they are all different fonts. So I stamped them on the card and then hit them with distress ink and a ton of water. When they dried, I glued on the get well beads. I added two flower beads and stems. Then I cut the bottom of the card and glued the black strip on the back of the cut off portion on the cardstock. Then I glued the pink paper on the bottom cardstock. I kinda like how this card turned out for trying something new.

Get Well supports:
The Mixed Media Challenge
DL Art
Crafty Gals Corner
Words to Scrap By

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Maybe a cupcake would help

has a great new challenge on their site. It is called CASEplorations. This is Julie's CASE card.

I wanted to use the same elements Julie had used like white space, gold thread, splatters, pink frosting, sequins, black banner and dots. I also wanted to make it mine so here is what I did. I used pink frosting and red sequin hearts. The gold thread is the candle flame and circle on the banner. The splatters are in the white space and the dots circling the cupcake. There is a black banner and then black paper under the cupcake. Because Julie is know for using an unexpected element, I added a glitzy heart on the banner and stamped happy birthday. Are there any elements I missed?

Maybe a cupcake would help supports:

Eureka Stamps
The Crafter's Cafe
Seize the Birthday

DL Art

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"Ewe" are Fabulous!

I have an eccentric Aunt Mary who is truly fabulous! She married into the family and never had children. She has been such a special Aunt to us and I love her dearly. She talks about GMO's, organic food, making your own toothpaste and oils. And of course, raises chickens! I wanted to make a card as colorful as she is. This Bugaboo image works perfectly. I wanted bright pink cheeks, sparkles and bling because it highlights eccentricity!

Ewe are fabulous supports:
DL Art

Crafty Gals Corner
Hiding In My Craft Room
Simon Says

Hello Friend

Hello new kid in the challenge world. Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge
first sketch appeared this week in my inbox. I thought I would combine challenges as STAMPlorations
and Just Us Girls the sentiment up front, loud and proud.
Hello Friend is a clean and simple card with some sequins and a bling for the flower centers. I wanted some fun, cheerful colors.
Hello Friend is also linked to:
Simon Says H is for hello
Hiding in My Craft

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

H is for Hawaii

"H is for" Hawaii and that is where I would like to be right now!! Using the theme "H is for"
from Simon
and the sketch from Mojo Monday
, H is for Hawaii was created.

I wanted to get that big hawaiian lookinhg flower in the background.
H is for Hawii supports:
Mojo Monday
Simon Says
DL Art

Monday, February 2, 2015

Just Duckie

Using a Freshly Made Sketch
and this Bugaboo image, Just Duckie was created.

Birthday Diva's

February is a great month to have a birthday! The birthday diva's are sporting shades so I thought it would be fun to use the Fusion sketch and sunglasses as the banner.
The banner was made using Unity Stamp Company's Talk Nerdy
Of course, diva's need bling so it was added to the banner.

This card supports the following challenges:
Sieze the Birthday
Crafty Gals Corner
Eclectic Ellapu

DL Art
Hiding in My Craft Room

Sunday, February 1, 2015


There are UFO's in my house!! I have some unfinished objects that will be completed this year!! I had the paper for this card and it is time to get "R" done!!. Could this possibly be a new year's resolutions to finish UFO's?
If you have not been to CCC, it is a fun, international card exchange. You sign up, make your card (You use a color palatte, theme or sketch provided). Then Deborah sends you a list to contact your card recipient. They give you their address and you mail your card with a little sumpin sumpin. This could be whatever, die cuts, stickers, embellishments etc. Then, you get a card that someone else has made with perhaps a little sumpin, sumpin.
I chose the theme snow and made this snowman card for Lucille in Colorado. I wanted to try something new, so I stamped on a transparancy with black Stazon. The carrot, scarf and hat are on top of the transparancy.

Inside the card it says, snowmen fall from heaven unassembled.
This truely is a snowman sent from Wisconsin...contents may be frozen!!

This UFO card supports
Crafty Gals Corner
Simon Says
Hiding In My Craft Room

Send a Smile 4 Kids

Oh baby!

Special delivery coming through...after the stork rests in the clouds with this squirming bundle of joy!! This is a bugaboo image. The clouds were embossed with white embossing powder and poked with a pin on the top edge.

Oh baby! supports:
Simon Says

DL Art