Saturday, December 31, 2016

last card of 2016

Hello, Happy New Year's Eve. I hope you are doing well today. I have a busy , busy day ahead of me .. so not much crafting time today. I wanted to do one more card for the Classroom's Pinterest challenge. I only recently discovered Ellen Huston's store ( how was i missing out for so long? ) so my supplies are limited , but I did have this bird die . I hope to make one more before the deadline... now off to do erands, haircut, dog groomer, clean the house, make food for company, and host NYE party ...anyone else tired yet? December Pin-Sights Challenge Photo

Monday, December 26, 2016

PTI December blog hop

Hello , I hope you are doing well today. I wanted to play along with this month's blog hop... but 1st I had to clean up my craft space... yikes! after making my Christmas cards I had a huge mess. I received some nice crafting supplies for Christmas , so I needed to put those in their place also.I took my inspiration from the assorted papers in the photo and used that idea for my background. I decided to make a birthday card. Because I'm sick of making Christmas cards. I think I made 200 ? not sure , lost count. Off to check out what everyone else made, see you soon.   Blog hop inspiration

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tis the Season

Hello, hope you are doing well. I've had a couple of rough days at work this week, so some coloring time was much needed. I have been looking for a good poinsettia stamp/die for ages, I'm a bit picky. I recently stumbled upon the Ellen Huston store , oh my !!! I had no idea what I was missing in life! Several orders later , I finally picked up this stunning stamp . LOVE!!!!!! Since it's an essential by Ellen I'm going to play along with the challenge they have going. There is a great prize... eek ! I would love to win.. I have my eye on the peony stamp next. Flowers are always great for watercoloring after work. Off to bed, tomorrow is gonna be a killer at work .....See you soon.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

CCC week #2

Greetings! I hope you all are having a great weekend. It's getting really close now, I'm almost ready for Christmas...eek! Still need to finish my baking. Sharing my card for Christmas card challenges week #2 ... Christmas carolers. I hope you will find time to play along. See you soon.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Snowflake card

Hello, hope you are nice and warm . It's really cold here (chicago area), and going to be even colder tomorrow. I'm sharing this card for a couple of challenge... Addicted to stamps , 12 days of Christmas, and SSS monday Snow challenge. Thanks for stopping by, going to make some soup to warm up. see you soon.

Monday, December 12, 2016

One last card before bed

Hello, back again tonight with a quick share. I really need to be in bed, 5am comes really quick. I wanted to play along with PTI's create along with us challenge. I saw Laurie's card and loved the look, i tried to re-create that look.... tried is what i said. now i'm off to sleep .

Santa card

Hello, popping in to play along with a few challenge. I ordered the SSS holiday kit and was excited to play with this stamp. I'll be playing along with AAA "Christmas " , addicted to Stamps "Holiday" challenges. Thanks for stopping by. See you soon. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Candy cane challenge

Hello, happy sunday to you. Hope you week was good. I'm hard at work trying to finish up my Christmas cards... yes you read correctly.  I know you might be thinking, you are on the Christmas card design team , you should have plenty... well I sent all of those to the Lasting Hearts card drive. So now I must make more. So i'll start with this week's challenge ..Candy cane cards.  Have a great day.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

O' Christmas tree

Hello, popping in to share this card I made using my SSS holiday kit..... I love the tree stencil and the reindeer die. I am trying out different ideas for my own holiday cards... nope still haven't done them yet. I hope to be able to do them all on saturday while my kids play in a chess tournament, lots of time by myself. Playing along with SSS monday challenge.

Seasonal color challenge

Hello, I'm so excited to share with you all that I was chosen for one of the design team spots at CAS Colours and Sketches. This week the color challenge asked that you select colors from one of their previous challenges and make a seasonal card with it. I selected  color challenge #174 . I really loved those colors together and thought they would be perfect for my snowflake stamps. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Naughty or Nice ?

Maybe a bit of both? I'll never tell. Hope your weekend didn't go by as fast as mine did. Sharing my DT card for Christmas card challenges #50 today. ... this week is anything goes, so be sure to play along. See you soon. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Season's greetings

Hello, a late night post from me today. A day off work is rare for me, so I'm trying to get lots done today. I made lots of cards today, sharing this one for a few challenges. SSS wednesday "to die for" , Fusion's sketch challenge, and Addicted to stamps "Anything goes". thanks for visiting. 

PTI November blog hop

Blog hop inspirationHello, hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. I'm enjoying a few much needed days off of work. I plan to stay in my PJ's all day , decorate, and work on my Christmas cards. This is my card for this month's blog hop. I used the tree as my inspiration , i tried to recreate the look of that scene. Have a great day, off to check out what everyone else made. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

PTI 11/16

Hello, I'm back with a card to share for the PTI create along with us challenge. This month I was inspired by a card from Ashley. I knew i wanted to make this when I saw it. Thanks for visiting . 

Christmas card challenge #49

Hello, happy sunday to you. I've been so busy, that I'm late posting this. I've been cleaning and purging kids clothes all day. This is my DT card for this week's challenge. Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Birthday plaid

Hello, a quick post today... exhausted from work and gym . I wanted to share this card I made for Virginia's view plaid challenge. I always need male birthday cards so I chose greens for the watercolor. thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Happy Turkey Day

Hello, happy monday... yikes did i just say that. Monday is not my favorite day. Sharing my card for the SSS monday challenge "thanksgiving" . Have a nice night. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

MIM #267

Yes , I know it's sunday... but I really wanted to play along with this week's MIM . The theme is assembly line cardmaking. I do this often , make multiples of the same card. I really love this flower and watercolor together. Thanks for stopping by. 

Sketch #262

Good evening! It's been a crazy busy day here, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, cooking and birthday party for my youngest... I'm tired!!! But first some coloring to unwind . Playing along with this week's sketch at Freshly made sketches. Be back soon. 


Greetings! hope your weekend is going well. My youngest has 2 parties for his B-day. So lots of cleaning and cooking to do here. I'm trying to squeeze in some crafting time to relax a bit. Wish me luck there. I wanted to share my card for this weeks challenges at Christmas card challenges. The theme this week is GLITTER! i hope you will play along. see you soon. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Greetings on this election day. When i went to vote today one of the poll clerks asked me how my "election return " was.... 12 yrs ago hubby and i went to vote on our way to the hospital for a "routine " test , but the ladies at the poll insisted on cutting us ahead. They said they weren't delivering my baby . I told them I wasn't due for another 6 weeks.... wonder what they saw ? I arrived for route test and was found to be in active labor.. i didn't feel a thing. So those ladies were right, we watched the returns from labor and delivery . My "return " is a happy healthy 12yr old boy. Which is my happy election story for today, thinking we could use one tonight. Sharing my card for this weeks color challenge at CAS colours & sketches. Have a good night. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016


Hello,  I hope your Sunday is going better than mine. I managed to turn my once white work scrubs pink, left post it notes in the pocket. I've spent most of my day trying everything I could.... still pink . So while i wait on wash load #6 (fingers crossed) i will share with you my card for Christmas card challenges #47 . This week's theme was a Coffee cup.  I am crazy about this Christmas stamp set from PTI . Have a great week and see you soon. 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Challenge #121

Hello, a day late sharing my Design Team card for Simply Create Too's challenge #121 ... Christmas colors. I was on the road to the chess tournament, (yep, I'm raising geeks) so i couldn't share. I hope you will play along. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Feeling sketchy

Hello, Happy Halloween. I am sharing this quickly as I will have tons of kids at my door any minute. This is my card for CAS colours and sketches weekly challenge. I am giving it a try for their design team call... wish me luck . see you soon. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

You are pawsome

Hello, hope you weekend is going well. I'm trying to sneak in some card making time, not much luck. Our furnace didn't turn on for the season and a new one is being put in. My crafting area is in the same room as the furnace, so not able to work. I created these cards really early this morning for the Case this sketch challenge #196. They were asking for cards to donate to a humane society.. so this is what i came up with.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PTI blog hop

Hello, I've been waiting all day to be able to Hop along . I start work before the Blog hop starts and when I got home those pesky kids of mine wanted to be fed... so crafting had to wait. Since all my boys are occupied with some baseball game on TV i can play in my craft space. This is my take on the inspiration photo. Thanks for stopping by.

MIM #265

Hello , hope you had a nice day. I am sharing my card for this week's MIM.. dry brush technique. Since I own no re-inkers( i know how sad) , I used white and gold paint mixed together over the red cardstock. I am happy with how this turned out. Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

A fun color challenge

Hello, hope your monday went well. I had a very busy day at work, but it went by quickly. I came across a new color/sketch challenge blog the other day. , and guess what they are looking for new design team members.. exciting ! So I'm going to throw my hat in the ring and give it a try.. Here is my card for their color challenge. I saw these colors and thought Christmas card right away. One must make more , since i sold all the ones i made to hubby's co-workers. One of the perks of hubby working with all women. I am off to bed now, so i will be well rested for work tonight, no one wants the person poking them in the eye sleepy. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Late night crafting

Hello, I'm at it late this evening.  I was cleaning the basement , in hopes of expanding my craft area a bit. Fingers crossed hubby will see my vision . I created this card to the Curtain call Glittery gourds challenge. I just couldn't leave the pumpkins plain. Have a great night. 

Flipping the sketch

Hello, I saw this sketch and knew i wanted to make a thanksgiving card. When i was laying it out i flipped it . I think it looks better this way. Going to try to craft some more , have a nice night. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Hello , hope your week is going well. I have been really busy with my boys so far, so this is the 1st I've had to stamp anything. I am in need of male birthday cards, so i wanted to do something more masculine colors.  I am so thankful my sentiment covered my goof ... i didn't allow the ink to dry long enough before pulling the mask off and tore a tiny piece . thanks for visiting.  

Sunday, October 16, 2016


Hello, hope your sunday is going well.  Busy day here, trying to get some errands and laundry done before the new work week starts. This week Christmas card challenges is having a color challenge. I hope you will play along with us. Have a great day. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016


Greetings from the chess tournament. I brought along some stamped images, while my kiddos play today. Sharing my DT card for this week's challenge. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Love you to the moon and bat

Hello, it's been a long week, time to ink up and de-stress. Playing along with the Paper players Halloween challenge. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Bad day= late night crafting

Greetings! I hope your day was better than mine. It went south around lunchtime.... 1st a patient who should have had surgery last year came back and can longer be repaired , 2nd patient told he needed surgery passed out, and then on my way home i found out the lunch lady refused my child lunch today because he was -$1.37. Left scathing message for principal on monday. So i'll be up really late crafting away my stress. I picked up this fabulous stamp set so i thought i'd ink it up for the SSS wednesday challenge and Addicted to stamps Holiday challenge. Have a good night. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016


Hello , hope your weekend went well .i can't believe tomorrow is Monday. It goes so fast . I wanted to share my card for this weeks Christmas card challenge.. theme is anything goes . Hope you will play along. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Comfort and joy

Hello, hope you are having a nice sunday.  I'm trying to get all the laundry done, clean the house and maybe make a few cards. I wanted to share my DT card for this week's challenge at Christmas card challenges with you. It is a color challenge, I like color challenges because it forces me to think outside my comfort zone. I hope you will join us. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Greetings ! Hope your Sunday is going well . I have not done a whole lot today . Sometimes you need an unwind day , today was it for me . I wanted to share with you my DT card for Christmas card challenges  . This week's theme was Christmas lights . I wanted my background to look like lights in the night . Thanks for stopping .