Monday, February 29, 2016

You're Unfrogettable

February 29th today.  LEAP YEAR!  What LEAPS better than FROGS?

I had to go to the archives of stamps...ones that only get used every 4 years...or so it seems.  That makes them even better to use for a leap year card!

This card reminds me of when my boys were younger and everything went into their pockets.  Come laundry time, emptying pockets,  it was unkown what would be in those pockets!  So this year, I get to Leap into being a grandmother of a little girl.  Yes, a world of pink, princesses and girlie things.

Enjoy today as tomorrow we LEAP into March!  Thanks for stopping by and I love to read your comments.

You're Unfrogettable is linked to:
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Work It Wednesday
Simon Says Monday
DL Art

 Just Us Girls

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Cheaters

I have some sisters that have hit or are slightly under the fifty mark.   You know that time in life where you hold things a little farther away or squint your eyes to try and make out the words.

When we get together they are all reaching for our cheaters.  I thought it would be fun to make them a birthday card with blinged up cheaters.

My sister Julie, has hit the fifty mark and she needed a card that was a little more retro.  She has cheaters in all colors all over her house!


I made a bright and wild  one for my younger sister who has not yet hit fifty but is getting close..

I love these blinged out cheater cards and I hope my sisters like them too!  Oh, I should add,   my third sister and my sister in law will get these cards for their birthday this year too!!  Do not feel to sorry for them though...I have to wear magnified glasses and my magnified glasses look like birth control glasses!!

Happy Birthday Cheaters is linked to:

 Sieze The Birthday
 The Friday Mashup

Monday, February 22, 2016

Flowers On The Wall

Hello.  I am just recycling tissue paper today.  I have seen backgrounds with tissue paper and it provides so much texture to a card.    I have wanted to try it and am so glad I did.

Now I have seen distress ink used to color the tissue paper but I did not know if watercolors would work with it also.

I started by crumpling up my tissue paper and glueing it on the cardstock.  A sheet of tissue paper makes a LOT of backgrounds and patience to let it dry completely once glued on the cardstock is needed. Then I took a paint brush, water and aqua colors and smeared it on the stamp.  Be careful and do not get it to wet.  It stamped leaving the images on the left.  While that was drying,  I stamped and fussy cut my flowers and leaves.  Then I added brown flock to the center of the flower.  That adds lots of texture too when you only work with basically one color..shades of blue.   A ribbon was added and the completed front panel was popped up on white cardstock.   I needed a thank you card and decided to stamp the sentiment in brown to match the center of the flowers.

Craft Rocket Challenge
Simon Says Monday inspired by the song Flowers On The Wall
DL Art used Diana's crinkle ribbon
Word Art Wednesday
Work It Wednesday

Just Us Girls

Cupcake Inspirations

Sunday, February 21, 2016


My grandson and I call each other every Monday to tell each other to watch Swamp People.  He likes to see the alligators.  Riley says they look like dinosaurs.

I thought he would really like a card with dinosaurs and it is the perfect size for him.  My favorite part of this card is the sentiment.  I think it is so cute and he will say "Oh Grandma" when he opens it!

RAWR! is linked to:
STAMPlorations three of anything...dinosaurs
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Cards 4 Guyz
Through The Craft Room Door
Catch The Bug heart, pink and desingner paper
DL Art
Word Art Wednesday

MHK Designer Inspiration: Jerrie Mead

After the last snowstorm here, I am ready for spring!  I love spring as the new leaves slowly pop out and grow.  The first robin digging for worms.  But, the first Butterfly is always fun to see.   They are just so dainty and elegant.

Butterfly Wisdom is a great collage of butterflies.  Orange and black are such a dynamic duo to begin a card with.  The butterfly collage is colored and a few black dots are added.  I love the sentiment as it is so pretty.

 Are you ready to create your card/project for the challenge?  We would love to see what your inspiration!  Join us at MHK Desings!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Easter Blessings

What a fantastic Easter stamp set that is being released today.   Easter Blessings is brand new and available at MHK Designs.  It is available in time to use it for your Easter cards! 

When I think of The Shepherd, the colors I think of wood, purple and gold.   

Thanks for stopping by and our new challenge starts tomorrow!  Get your crafty going and join us!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Bunny Love

How fun is this Bunny Love set that is new at MHK Desings!  It includes three fun bunny images and four fun sentiments. 
I used the Radiant Rainbow paper as it adds all the color that makes this card so fun!

This bunny better start eating more carrots as it is the first bunny I have seen with glasses!!

Check out these images and sentiments.  The paper packs are so convenient to use and have paper at your fingertips to complete your project.

Thanks for stopping by and there is one more set that will be revealed tomorrow!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

He Is Risen

Are you looking for a versatile stamp set?  If so, He Is Risen is available today!  Just visit MHK Desings to get this great set.

Stargazer lilies are my favorite but I also like tiger lilies.  These lilies are so versatile you can make them into your favorite lily.  The background was created with distress inks.  A strip of paper, baker's twine and a button complete this card.

 There are two more days of new releases.  Have you picked a favorite stamp set yet?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Using a top note, the base of this card was created.  Tags were added to hold the sentiment and for sentiment itself.

The fox was stamped and colored and googly eyes were added.

Foxy is linked to:
 Just Us Girls


House Of Cards
DL Art


Purr-fect is a charming image available at MHK Desings.  The sentiment is from Birds and Branches.  I just love the vintage look and feel of this image.  The rose is handmade.

The image is spectacular and each of the sentiments are so sweet.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Birds and Branches

Look what is new at MHK Designs!  

I think of spring, the birds returning and the colors that will soon follow.  Using neutral colors, there had to be a pop of color!

If these birds could sing, there would be a beautiful bird melody in the background!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Cat To Be Kitten Me

Just a sneak peak at the February inspiration.  To view the full photo, go to MHK Designs and you will see all the  great ideas from the design team this month.

After coloring the kitten with Copics, glitter was added in along the stripes.  I wish it showed up better because it really adds some zing to the colored image.

This image is awailable in the ETSY shop.

Thanks for taking a peek.  Love to read your comments.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fresh Lemons

My son and grandson do the weirdest thing.  They will take lemon juice and drink it straight from the plastic lemon.  Yup, squeeze it right into their mouth.

When my son was around 4, I kept lemon juice in the refridgerator just for him.  It made me laugh when I saw his son doing the same thing.  I guess the lemon does not fall far from the tree.  So for my oldest son, this is his valentine.

When I saw this cute Bugaboo image, I had to use it!

resh Lemons is linked to:
Catch The Bug
DL Art
Cards 4 Guyz
Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

It's A Grungy World

While I was making this background with my new stencil, something amazing happened.

The top background is a result of the overspray of distress sprays.  It looked so abstract, grungy and cool.  I applied glitter to the continents on the globe.  I used MHK Desings Rock My World.  I just love this globe!

I absolutely love how this card turned out.

It's A Grungy World is linked to:
Simon Says
Work It Wednesday
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge
STAMPlorations There are triplets of 3's on the card.  I also used three distress sprays.
Using Tribal Triangles and Old Type Vignette

The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hot Hot Hot Coffee!

What a perfect day to take out the distressed sprays and go outside to create a HOT background!

The temperature rose with the Fired Brick and Mustard Seed spray.  A stencil was used but the negative side.  This created a great Black soot edge on one side.

Then magazine with the text became the next layer.  A stencil and distressed inks were used.  A ball point pen rimmed some of the circles and a little coffee cup was stamped inside the circle.

"Coffee" was embossed and the cup colored with Copics was fussy cut,

This cup of coffee is Hot, Hot, HOT!!

Hot hot hot coffee is linked to:
Craft Stamper Magazine
Just Us Girls
Simon Says
The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Friday, February 5, 2016


Oh for the snips and snails and puppy dog tails.  The frogs in the pockets and the dirt on the faces!

I have three boys and two grandsons.  I would not trade any of them for anything in the world!

The gals at STAMPlorations are having a card link up for Deepti as she has become a new mom of a bouncing baby boy.

Since the design was bottom heavy, I just wanted a lighter design.  I took distress spray and created the splatters.  Using chipboard letters, they were colored with distress ink.  The baby was stamped, colored with Copics and fussy cut.  BABY was stamped above the chipboard letter and a diper pin was added at the top.

BABY BOY is linked to:
Word Art Wednesday
DL Art
Work It Wednesday

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fun Mail Envelope

So today in Blogland, I saw the STAMPlorations spotlight project, decorating your envelopes.  I have mailed out cards using clear mailers and have stamped an image on envelopes to match the card inside.  But, I thought, I am getting ready to send out my Coffee Lover's card and how fun would it be to send it in a decorated envelope!

I drew my address area and then used a paint brush to brush on some coffee.  Just a few drops as that is all I had left from this morning!  Then, splatters and the to go coffee cup was stamped.

What a super fun envelope to put the super fun card in.  Hope my CLBH friend likes her special delivery!!

Fun Mail Envelope is linked to:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mixed Media Valentine

Pulling out the gesso, gelatos, washi tape, texture medium and embossing powder to make a grungy mixed media valentine.

All my pieces of washi tape were added to cardstock and then the heart die cut was used.  Twine and  buttons were added to complete the card.

Mixed Media Valentine is linked to:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
DL Art
The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Monday, February 1, 2016

Wild Flowers

 A stenciled CAS card to say Hello.

This card is made a little differently.  To add the layering, the card is cut smaller and then  placed on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of paper.

Wild Flowers is linked to:
Craft Rocket Challenge
DL Art
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge