Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CC&S 220

Hello, I'm back with a fun new sketch for this week's CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.This sketch would work will with patterned paper combos. I chose a fun patterned paper as my background , but you could use cardstock or stamp a background. I hope you will play along with us.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Color throwdown #439

Hello, I'm trying to be creative to occupy my mind. I binge watched 13 reasons why and needed a happy break. The colors for this week's color throwdown are very happy colors so I decided to play along. Now off to finish the laundry I should have done. Be back soon.

CCC #11

Hello, I'm back with another card to share for the Christmas card challenge. The challenge we followed a color scheme., I saw those colors and instantly thought of a wintery wonderland. I am happy to say that currently there is now wintery wonderland outside my door . I used a makeup brush for the background inking, then used a stencil , inked the white , then used a texture paste for highlight. I wish it photographed better, the trees have a soft glisten to them. I hope you will join us.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Another card

Hello, popping by with a quick share for The Ton's April challenge. I only have a few stamps so far, but I love them. I am loving trying different color combos for this floral . I don't think you can go wrong, the image is so pretty. Thanks for stopping by.

CC&S 219

Hello, I'm back with another card to share for CAS Colours and Skecthes . This color combo had me perplexed for a few days, but I figured it out. Anything works in watercolor in my book. I think this color combo has a more masculine feel to it, don't you? Hoping you will find time to play along with us.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

April challenge

Hello, Happy Easter to you all. I'm enjoying a little quiet time before heading to my sister's for dinner.  I'm taking a few minutes to craft today. I am playing along with The Ton Stamps anything goes challenge. I hope to make a few more cards for this challenge beofer the month is over, they have a great prize.... $ towards their stamps. I could use a few more or all of them. Be back soon.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

CC&S 218

Hello, everyone happy Tuesday to you. I am loving the galaxy watercolored background trend right now. I recently picked up this stamp set from an instagram de-stash , the sentiment is perfect for galaxy backgrounds. This is my DT card for this week's sketch at CAS colours and skteches, I flipped the sketch . I'm really happy with how it turned out.  I hope you'll play along with us.

Sunday, April 9, 2017


Hello, happy sunday to you. I hope you are having a nice relaxing weekend. My boys are finished with the chess season for this year, so I should have more free time. I've been hard at work on my holiday cards, I should have plenty by Thanksgiving. This week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges is based on the photo of a gingerbread house. I have had this stamp set for awhile and have yet to ink it up. I chose to go for the same feel as the inspiration photo. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

CC&S 217

Hello, Happy Tuesday to you all. I'm stopping in to share my card for this week's color challenge @ CAS Colours and Sketches.  I saw the colors and thought of purple flowers. I love hydrangeas so this stamp will be seen quite a bit. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this week. Also playing along with Addicted to Stamps "anything goes" challenge.See you soon.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CC&S 216

Hello, happy tuesday to you. I can't believe march is almost over.... time flies. For this week's sketch challenge at CAS colours and sketches I tried a new (to me) technique . I made my background using watercolor paper and various nail polishes. I saw this technique recently and wanted to give it a go. I added the nail polish to a pan off water (use pan you won't put food in) dipped the paper in and then let dry. The drying took a long time, so left mine overnight. I flipped the sketch . I hope you will join us.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

CCC #9

Hello, happy you stopped in. This week the theme at Christmas Card Challenges is 'Mittens" I sure could use them today. We suddenly went from no snow most of the winter to several days of snow in a row. I used a spellbinders die for the mittens and several scrap pieces of paper for the rest of the card. I've challenged myself to only use scrap pieces of paper this month (expect card bases) . I hope to put a large dent in my huge pile. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March Pin-sights

Hello, it's been a really busy week. My work week was nuts, lots of overtime this week. And today I got to spend 9 hours at the Indiana state chess finals (thankfully our town hosted ) , so I'll be up de-stressing... err making cards. Anyone else find that crafting is stress relieving? I am playing along with the Classroom's pin-sights challenge. I took my inspiration from the hydrangeas in the bottom row of photos. Thanks for visiting.  Off to color something. 

PTI march blog hop

Victoria johnson 8
Good evening, It's been a really long day. I spent 9 hours at a boring chess tournament..... YAWN!! Then when I came home I had no mojo ..... mojo still absent . I'm not sure I'm happy with this card, but I think if I keep playing with it I'll mess it up and have no card to share... so here it is like it or not. Off to check out everyone else's cards.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CC&S 215

Hello, I'm stopping in with a card to share for this week's color challenge at CC&S. The colors are ones I would not normally use together, but I'm happy with the result. I stamped the image and used gold embossing , then watercolored the flower and background. I hope you will join us , I can't wait to see what other ideas people come up with for these colors. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Design Re-do

Hello, last minute post... rough day. We had crazy snow squalls and it took me forever to get to work, got there late, spun car around (thankfully didn't hit anything), get into to work to find all the locals ( those who live in the city in work, i  live 45 minutes away) were running late, work up alone, and then after everyone arrived i check my cell (which has been going crazy in my pocket the whole time) to find that hubby was in an accident, he is ok, car not so much. SO i'm going to bed early! PTI has a challenge I wanted to take part in , you choose a card you made that you weren't happy with and re-do it. The original of this card was not my favorite, I felt it lacked something. Here is my re-do. now off to bed, nite all.

CC&S 214

Hello, I'm popping in to share my card for this week's sketch challenge for CAS Colours and Sketches. I saw a sun when I saw this sketch. I wanted to have my background look like a sky without being too busy (remember it is a CAS challenge) . I am really happy with how this one turned out. I hope you will play along with us, excited to see what everyone comes up with for tis sketch.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

CCC #8

Hello, stopping in today with a card to share for Christmas Card Challenges. On this card I used some pearl ex in both silver and gold colors over my stamped trees. I wanted to try to get the same feel as the inspiration photo. I hope you will play along with us.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March challenge

Hello, It's been a crazy day here. We had a major software update to our EMR at work... yikes! It didn't go smoothly. So to unwind I'll be coloring the rest of the night. I recently picked up this lovely stamp, I couldn't wait to color it. I made a few different versions, as I wasn't sure which color I liked best . I tried to do a little no line coloring, but I really liked the lines in the flower. I'm going to play along with The Ton March "lucky" challenge.. Have a great night, off to color.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

CC&S 213

Hello, I stopping in today to share my DT card for this weeks color challenge at CAS Colour and Sketches. I really struggled with this color combo, I tossed plenty of attempts in the trash. But I really feel this is what makes this challenge good, it pushes you out of your comfort zone. I tend to like blues, aqua and green alot.... if you follow my Instagram you already know this. I hope you will play along with us.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Crafty Christmas Collaboration #2

Good Morning, I have a quick share before heading into work.. you know that place that prevents me from crafting all day. I loved the feel of Jessica's tree card. I don't own that stamp set, so I used what I have one hand.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Simply Create #125

Hello, I hope you are doing well. We have been having some crazy weather here in the Chicago area... unusually warm, thunderstorms, tornados, and now snow. Thankfully we have not had any damage here. I'm sharing my card for the Simply Create Too challenge #125 "lots of green " , I think I did good... It's almost all green. I hope you will play along. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CC&S #212

Hello, I'm here with another fun sketch challenge for CC&S. I wanted to make a fun floral card when I saw this sketch. I love this SSS stamp, I worked perfectly for this sketch. I used distress inks in picked raspberry, worn lipstick , spun sugar, and mowed lawn to watercolor the flowers and leaves. I stamped a tone on tone word background, but it hasn't really photographed well. I hope you will join us for this challenge.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Pin sights challenge.

Hello, popping in with a card to share for the Classroom's february pin sights challenge. I loved the aqua color and wanted to give it a try. I used the mondo hydrangea stamp /die and the hello sentiment from Essentials by Ellen. I die cut the sentiment multiple times and layered it . I really love this stamp, I've made several cards with it already. I hope to buy a few more of the floral stamps/dies soon. Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sending you lots of love

Hello, I am trying to sneak in a little crafty time. Who am I kidding? It's been hours , I even managed to get hubby to make dinner and kids to do the dishes. I recently purchased this fabulous floral stamp from a de-stash... I had not heard of The Ton ....I was living under a rock.... Boy was I missing out. I promptly checked out their site and made a wishlist , then I found the challenge.. I am very limited on supplies as this floral set is all I have right now. Thanks for stopping by, you will see me again .

CCC #7

Hello, I'm back with a great color challenge for Christmas Card Challenges.I really enjoy trying to make non-traditional Christmas colors into a Christmas card. I like the challenge oftrying to find a way to make it Christmasy . I watercolored my striped background using hickory smoke distress ink, and the die cut sentiment is from SSS. I hope you will play along with us.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

February PTI blog hop

Feb Blog Hop Inspiration
Good Morning, It's been a busy one for me already. My youngest is playing in a local chess tournament , so up early, make mac n cheese for that, get him there, Now laundry and catch up on some things. I am going to make time to craft today... I started with this card for PTI's blog hop. I kind of struggled with this one, I made a few attempts before settling on this card. Thanks for hopping in , off to check out the other blogs.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CC&S 211

Hello, Hope you are doing well. I'm sharing this card for CC&S colour challenge. I love this floral stamp from Wplus9 , it is a favorite of mine. It looks good in almost every color , so plan on seeing it lots. Oh wait , I've already used it on a challenge before. I hope you will join us .

Monday, February 20, 2017

PTI 2010

Hello, I so wanted to make more cards for the PTI past, present and future challenges... but life got in the way. I purchased this stamp when it 1st came out and still use it several times a year. I like the timeless feel to it. I love the trendy stuff, but tend to be practical when it comes to purchasing my supplies. I stick with things I know I will use over and over. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

PTI 2009

Hello, I'm sharing with you today my card for the PTI past, present and future challenge 2009 . I have always loved the Giga Guide lines stamp, I've used it quite a bit in years past. It was nice to dust it off and use it again. I die cut one of the beautiful blooms , and a frame from fil-able frames #10 . Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PTI 2007

2007 LaurieHello, I'm sharing my card for PTI's past , present, future challenge 2007. I took my inspiration from Amy's card . I used the masculine motif stamp set for the leaf stamp . I really liked those colors together. Now off to work, need $ to pay for more stamps.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CC&S #210

Hello, I'm popping in to share my DT card for CC&S 's  sketch challenge . I have been trying to find some creative use for all my old bits and pieces of patterned paper recently, this sketch helped with that. I punched out the butterflies from a few small pieces I've had forever, I am going to duplicate this card with a thank you sentiment and mass produce a few, hopefully I will put a good sized dent in the pile. I hope you play along with us and see what you can create using this sketch.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

CCC # 6

Hello, hope your weekend is going well. Midway thru chess tourney season, so I've been a busy mom lately. I am still working on my holiday cards, want to be prepared earlier this year. I'm sharing my DT card for Christmas Card Challenges #6, theme this challenge is Horses in snow. I used this die from Papaertreyink , I like it as a silouette best. I used one of my favorite background stamps from hero arts for the snowy background. Thanks for stopping by.