Monday, December 28, 2015

Just a note to brighten your day

Hello . Had to make a bright colored card , gloomy weather here ... Ice storm . I tried my hand at the PTI MIM # 235 adding color to stamped images , I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out since I fused with it so much . Maybe I should have chosen a small image to color ?  Added some shimmer to the background for interest . Thanks for visiting . 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

PTI blog hop

Greetings ! I've been very busy this holiday season , as I'm sure everyone has . I worked on this last night . Thanks for stopping by .
Blog hop inspiration

Friday, December 25, 2015

Shine bright

Merry Christmas to all! Had a wonderful holiday with my family❤️ my boys are all watching Dr. Who , so I took advantage of some time to myself . Made this card for the Christmas card challenge at Lawnscaping . I love their stamps ! Sadly I only have a few sets so far , this was the closest to Christmas I had. Thanks for stopping by .

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Can I go to sleep now ?

Hello, only a day and a half left to work this week ... Not sure I'll make it . So tired from trying to do it all ... Yawn !!! this snowman is one of my favorites. submitting for the following challenges:

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Hugs & Kisses

Hello, end of a long day . I didn't get done everything I'd hoped to 😢. I took a little break to create something for the PTI create along with us challenge . My card is inspired by Besty's lovely card . So since I couldn't decide which one I liked best I'll post both . Maybe I'm running behind on Christmas things , but I'm ahead on Valentine's . Thanks for stopping by .


A quick card to share .

Hello happy Sunday ! Like most of you I'm trying to finish up last minute gifts , wrapping , and baking ... On top of those other "MOM" duties . I had this beautiful snowflake die I've been wanting to do something with ... Then I saw this sketch challenge , perfect timing . This is my card for Fresh made sketches challenge. 217 and for SSS die crazy challenge.  . Thanks for stopping by .

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Baby it's cold outside !

Hello , this adorable stamp set arrived in the mail today .. So I had to use it right away . This is my take on the SSS Monday blog challenge " just a pinch " . I used a pinch of red . Thanks for stopping by . 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Thanks !

Hello, trying to keep busy ... I have lots on my mind today . Card making has always been my therapy ... So today I made lots and glue my fingers together . These cards are for a special friend for Christmas , I always make her thank you cards . I picked up this fabulous new shimmery watercolor paint set ( Michaels in the ART section ) I wanted to try out . I couldn't pick one color so I used all of them . I'm playing along with JUGS trend week ... Sequins challenge . Thanks for stopping .

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Merry Christmas

Hello , finally got a few minutes to myself ... Yeah !!!! I created this card after I fancied up some store bought tags for my co-worker and loved how they turned out . So I am submitting this for SSS Monday challenge " holly jolly" and for SSS Wednesday challenge " tag it ". Thanks for stopping by .

Monday, December 7, 2015

Joy to the world

Hello, a little late night crafting here tonight . This card is for the paper players   #274  "let it snow " and for AAA cards #54 "silent night" . I finally ordered this die set , I've been wanting it for awhile . I had to play with it tonight . Thanks for visiting .

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thank you cards

Greetings to all. Working on some gifts for a few friends , thank you card sets . I was playing with a few color choices . The purple is for a friend who loves all things purple . Played along with Card concept # 45 let it snow  and SSS Wednesday challenge " let it snow " . Thanks for visiting . 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wise men still seek him

Hello , a late night posting for me . My boys had chess practice tonight , so I didn't get a chance to create as early as I'd have liked to. This card didn't photograph as well as I would have liked it to . I stamped the image in versamark and then dusted on some colored pearl ex . It really is really colorful . I'm submitting it for Virginia's view # 20 glitter and for SSS Monday challenge " gentlemen". Thanks for stopping by . 

Monday, November 30, 2015

All is calm

Finally finishing my own Christmas cards , I've been working all week on cards a friends asked me to make . Hubby hasn't taken the photo that we send with the cards yet , so still not ready to mail . I choose this theme this year as we are planning a big family trip to Alaska this summer ... Can't wait . I'm submitting this card in the "always playing with paper" challenge #53 Non-traditional Christmas Thanks for stopping by.

Peace on Earth

I have another card to share tonight . This one is for MIM #233 "splattering" and for Time out challenge # 45 "snowflakes are winter's butterflies". Thanks for visiting . 

Merry & Bright

Hello , hope your Monday is going well . Now that I'm home from work and I fed the natives I have a few minutes to myself I made a few cards . This one is for AAA cards game #53 . Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Snowflakes sparkle

Hello , here I am again tonight with a card to share . This one is for paper players #273 tic tac toe ( blue , sparkle, embossing) and for Simply create too #99 ( mostly white) . 

Happy Holidays

Hello, happy Sunday to you all. I've had a busy few days this weekend , as I'm sure most of you have as well. Trying to squeeze in a little bit of crafting between laundry . This card is for JUGS  challenge #321 ( photo inspiration) and Christmas card challenges # 52 ( anything goes) and finally the SSS Wednesday challenge (anything goes) . I made a inky mess of my fingers must be sure to clean them before washing whites . Have a great day .

Friday, November 27, 2015

Good tidings to you

Hello , happily enjoying a much needed day off . Hubby is cleaning the basement ( happy dance time ) and I'm trying to come up with Christmas card ideas ... This is one I created today for the SSS blog challenge "work it Wednesday". Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Papertrey blog hop

Happy blog hop everyone !!! I love the colors for this one ... My favorites ! Here is my take . Have a great night all.
Blog Hop Inspiration

Monday, November 23, 2015


So I'm working on some holidays cards for a friend and running out of ideas , thank goodness for this week's challenge . I have not tried layered stamping on craft before , I liked it . Here is my card . Thanks for visiting .


Hello, hard at work on my holiday cards . This was a great excuse to try this challenge . Thanks for stopping by .

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Holidays card making

Hello, my weekend got away from me once again , so here I am with a late night post before bed . I am entering this card into SSS Wednesday challenge "Christmas" , AAA cards "anything goes" , and also JUGS " red , green and gold" . I am happy with how this turned out , just not the mess on my table trying out different inks and stamps . Have a great night. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Thinking of you

One last card to share before I head of to dreamland ... Much needed after today. This card is for my Aunt Bobby , she recently fell and broke her arm . I'm submitting it for SSS Wednesday challenge " thinking of you " and for just us girls #319 watercolor challenge . Have a good nite . 


So I stayed home from work today to take my 11yr old son to see an orthopedic surgeon , he is not a ninja ... Broken elbow proves that . He is doing well tonight so I'm sneaking in craft time . This is my take on the precious metals challenge at "cas-usl Fridays " #145. Trying to build up my Christmas cards supply . Have a great night . 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Day off crafting

So today I'm enjoying a much needed day off. Plenty to keep me busy as we are headed to Fort Wayne shortly for a chess tournament for my kiddos .. Long day of sitting around tomorrow , I hope to finish my Christmas cards. I snuck in a little crafty time while doing some laundry . I'm playing along with Inky chicks "silent night" challenge and with SSS Monday  " letter N" challenge . 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Hello, it's a stormy evening here outside Chicago ... So since I was hanging out in the basement anyway I decided to play along with this challenge . I liked how the negative from the watercolor end cover plate turned out I used that for a card also . Going to try to finish my laundry while I still have power . Good nite ! 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thank you for your kindness

This is a card I made for the "sharing handmade kindness " challenge and also added stripes to the card for this weeks "just us girls " challenge . I plan to give a package of these to a good friend .. Shh! She doesn't know yet . Have a great night . 

Saturday, October 31, 2015


Hello , Happy Halloween to all. I have really busy day today so I crafted early . This is my take on MIM #228 , pearlized blending . This was really difficult to photograph well , never could get the shimmer to show as well as I would have liked . Hope you all have a great day .

Friday, October 30, 2015

Starting holiday cards early .

 Hello, happy Friday. I snuck in a little crafty time after work. This is my take on the Simply Create Too challenge #97 "baby it's cold outside"and the Addicted to stamps challenge #166 Holiday cards.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

One more post

So I liked how the last card turned out so much I tried it in another color combo . This is for the SSS Monday throwback challenge... Wonderful watercolor . 

More Thursday night card making .

I've been trying all week to find crafty time , finally hard a little time to create ... Now if only my new supplies I ordered from SSS would have shown up . Here is my take on the throwback challenge on Simon says stamp's Monday challenge . I liked the wonderful watercolor challenge a lot . 

Thanks !

Hello, hope your week has been going well . I've been busy working on my Halloween costume for our work party tomorrow... So tonight I finally go a chance to craft . This is my take on the "Simon says stamp" anything goes challenge .

Monday, October 26, 2015

Hello friend

This is my card for the "just us girls " photo inspiration  challenge #316 . I leaned more on the hexagons than the color . I'm also adding this to the "casual Friday's " tic - tic- toe challenge .. Hope you like it , have a nice night .