Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CC&S #253

Hello happy Tuesday to you. I can hardly believe it's less than 2 weeks until Christmas. I asked for crafty gifts (tools and stamps) this year. It makes me happy and I have so my items on my wish lists ( SSS 368 , Ellen Huston 294, The Ton 53, PTI 319 clearly I like making wish lists) so there is plenty for hubby to pick from, LOL!! This challenge we were asked to revisit a previous sketch and make it Seasonal. I chose (yet again one of mine from November) #251 . I love revisiting previous color/sketch challenges. Once I've seen what other people come up with it inspires me so much. I hope you will play along with us so I may be inspired by you.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CC&S #252

Hello! I'm running on fumes this week... Anyone else know that feeling? I agreed to do another craft show, so I'm burning the midnight oil to be ready. I've been very successful recently with my card sales. This has left me with a low supply. YIKES! So mass production it is . My son's basketball games and school band concert in the mix this week isn't helping either, then there is that job thing , oh and throw in a mortgage closing on friday at 7pm (just a refinance for better rate) ....who is tried for me? So with all that going on I didn't have time to look through all the previous color challenges from this year to pick one out, so I used one from my month I hosted. #248. I love these colors and wasn't thrilled with my original card anyway. I hope you will play along with us. Be back soon. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CC&S #251

Hello ! I'm back with my last sketch challenge card for my hosting month. I hope everyone liked what I came up with. I wanted a rainbow card somewhere in the mix this month, but not to busy.. remember we are a CAS challenge after all. I watercolored a rainbow panel, cut out the center( used for another card) added a die cut sentiment and some nuvo drops. I love rainbow cards, but don't make a lot of them. I hope you will play along with us. See you soon.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Season's Greetings

Hello! I have been working away on holiday cards for weeks now, hoping to have enough for my upcoming craft show and hopefully enough left to send out myself. This is a favorite of mine as it's gorgeous in any color, Iv'e made this in pinks, reds and purple and loved the results of each. Playing along with The Ton's monthly challenge Holiday, I think this fits. Now off to get our Christmas tree, we are in full decorating mode here today.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CC&S #250

Hello ! I'm back with a color challenge card for CC&S. It's our 5th Birthday celebration , so I chose colors that felt like birthday celebration colors. I used alcohol inks for the balloons, anyone else try those yet? I really like them, but advice WEAR GLOVES! My fingers were stained for days , nails too. Good thing most of my patients can't see that I had rainbow fingers. I hope you will join in the birthday fun. As you know there are 5 DT members with prizes to give away , how do you win? Leave me a comment, Prize chance number 1. Don't forget to stop by my fellow DT member's blogs, there are still 4 more prizes out there. Good luck and thanks for hopping along with us.  Be back soon.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

CCC #26

Hello! I'm here with my final card for Christmas Card Challenges, this will be the blog's final challenge. I've been part of the team for close to 2yrs now and have really enjoyed it and have made lots and lots of Christmas cards. Our theme this challenge is Candy Canes ! I chose this printed watercolor panel from SSS, and used my Zig markers to watercolor it. I hope you will join us one last time.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

November challenge

Hello! I found a little time to play along with the November Holiday challenge at  CAS Watercolor challenges. I love snow cards , so I have lots of snowflake dies. This one is a favorite of mine, as it works well for CAS cards. I used some distress inks to watercolor the background, flicked on some white paint, embossed a sentiment and added my snowflake die. I plan to make several of these this Christmas to send out. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Flower Challenge #14

Hello, !st time playing along with The Flower challenge, but since I love floral stamps it's right up my alley. I watercolored this stamp from The Ton, fussy cut it , foam mounted it . I'm trying to build up my birthday card stash, so birthday cards are what I am making right now. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CC&S #249

Hello ! I'm back with another card for the CC&S sketch challenge, this sketch was inspired by the watercoloring itself. I love the organic look the watercolor takes as it dries. I am a big fan of blues, teals and greens so that is what I went with for this card. I hope you will join in the fun. Be back soon.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Merry Monday #264

Hello, I'm back with a card to share for a new challenge to me, Merry Monday's challenge was Kraft and Red. I right away thought about this poinsettia stamp , I love this stamp. I embossed it in gold , then used some watercolors . I working hard at making lots of Christmas cards right now so playing along with Christmas challenges is what I need to inspire me. Thanks for visiting .

Sleigh bells ring are you listening ?

Hello, Stopping in with a card to share. I'm just starting to make more Christmas cards, trying to be ready early. I blended some distress oxides for my night sky, I wanted to add snow , but flicking white paint activated the distress inks. So I used a uniball white pen to make snow. The reindeer die is from SSS. I am playing along with AAA blending challenge and Happy Little stampers Anything goes Dies challenge. Thanks for visiting me.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

CC&S #248

Hello ! It's my month to host the challenges over at CC&S. My 1st challenge is a color challenge. These are some of my favorite colors to use. I sure hope everyone likes them and plays along, It's my first month hosting... eek! I opted  for really simple this time , some water color and a die cut sentiment. Since it's our birthday month I plan to do all birthday cards. Please play along with us.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Color throw down #467

Hello ! It's been a busy weekend for me. My youngest turned 13, so we took him to dinner friday night, he had friends over saturday, and today we had family for his birthday celebration. I made way too much fun, and stressed about the cleanliness of my house WAY too much.  So now that it's super clean after all the celebration I might relax a bit. So i'm taking time to play along with some challenges I enjoy, 1st up is the Color Throw Down challenge. I really liked the colors for this week's challenge and haven't had much time to play along lately. Thanks for stopping by.

CCC #25

Welcome back. This week the challenge at Christmas Card challenge called for you to use a cat .....just so you know I don't like cats at all. I had to go buy this stamp as I had nothing on hand. I made this as a mini-card to try something different. I hope you will join us, I'm sure someone out there likes cats more than I do and will love this theme. LOL!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Blog Hop for Dawn

We Love Dawn
Hello Lovely! One of my favorite sentiments from the Raspberry suite line , paired with my favorite floral stamp in Raspberry fizz of course. I tried to make a true "Dawn" card to send to her. I love that the stamping community has decided to do this for her. Dawn is one of my 1st blogs I started following when I began my card making journey. I was introduced to PTI through her blog... as thus the addiction began. I hope lots of crafters send their cards to her. Mine is going in the mail tonight. Thanks to Nichole for hosting this hop.


Hello! I'm hiding in my basement away from loud 13yr old boys. They have already ate everything I set out and then some, so I will take some time to myself to craft. I used some alcohol inks for my background, not sure if you should emboss over Yupo paper, but I did . I used snowflake flurry from MFT and the Peace die is an Essentials by Ellen. Playing along with the following challenges : The Classroom Mix up, The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge  #18 Anything goes, and Addicted to stamps and more #266 Anything goes.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Simply Create challenge #133

Hello! I'm back with a card to share for the Simply Create Too challenge. This month our theme is CAS. I used some alcohol ink to make the ombre background and then die cut the sentiment, and finally I added some silver washi tape to complete this card. I could see myself re-creaqting this with different sentiments and colors. That is the nice thing about CAS cards, they easily lend themselves to several occasions. I hope you will join us. I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. Now off to celebrate my "baby's" 13th birthday.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

CC&S #247

Hello! I'm back with a card to share for this week's double challenge. I am not sure how I feel about this card, I feel like it needs something. I might still be in my funk?Hopefully I can get out of that before next month or we will have problems.  I spent time with mom today , we went to the cemetery to see my sister ( Halloween will be 22yrs ) , then we had lunch at our favorite spot and did some treasure hunting.I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

October challenge

Hello, I'm last minute with my card for the October challenge at The Ton's challenge blog. I just picked up this stamp and was waiting for it to arrive so I could play along. I can see myself using this stamp lots. I blended some distress oxide for the background, I wanted something subtle so not to take away from the tea cup . Did you know I collect teacups and saucers? Well now you do .I have a bunch , I have to get a bigger china cabinet for them all. I might even have one similar to this stamp. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

PTI October blog hop

Blog Hop Inspiration
Hello! I was so happy to discover my new stamps on the porch when I got home from work today, just in time for the blog hop too. I watercolored the background like one of the inspiration images , and stamped my sentiment on velum. I ended up going over my watercolor with a little distress oxide to make it more visible after the velum was placed on top. I have several relatives that will enjoy receiving a Christmas card with this sentiment on it, so I plan to make several using this sentiment. I'm really enjoying the year of Psalms series, I hope it goes for a couple years. Well off to hop along and check out what everyone else created. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

CCC #24

Hello! It's been a crazy couple of days for me. My mom is out of town for a week, leaving me to care for her husband who is disabled from a brain injury , trying to get my kids schedules straight( she is better at it than me) , plus hubby has been having issues with his shoulder and he is not sleeping well (hence I'm not either) . I completely forgot to link my card to the challenge blog for Christmas Card Challenges. I hope my fellow DT girls forgive me. I love this sentiment in gold, so it was perfect for this challenge. I think i used the same sentiment for the last challenge, OOPS! I hope you will play along with us this week.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CC&S 245

Hello ! I'm back again with a card to share for this week's color challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. I am really last minute with my card this week as I wasn't coming up with any ideas. Still having a creative slump, hopefully it ends soon. In the meantime I'm stalking instragram and pinterest for inspiration. I hope you will play along with us .

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CC&S #244

Hello! I'm back with a fun card to share for this week's sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. I opted to flip the sketch , I need to replenish my birthday card supply. I a birthday stamp from SSS and my zig markers to watercolor the balloons.I know this isn't my usual work. I haven't been crafting much recently because I was really feeling bad about my job change. I left a job I had enjoyed (I felt I had to because of some things going on in the office) , took a new job closer to home , only to find out they told me things that were not true to get me to come there and they had a scary turn over, so I was very upset by all of this. I have worked in this field over 25 years and felt very lost. I have since quit the new job, YEAH! I went back to the practice I used to work for , but in a different office closer to home. I work with different doctors, different co-workers and a different boss. It is so much better, but I'm not myself yet. Job stress isn't for the faint of heart. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

CCC #23

Happy Sunday to you. I was excited by this week's inspiration photo. My good friend loves purple, so I always make her a special purple Christmas card every year...Here it is. I used a stamp for MFT for the snowflakes, sentiment is one I picked up from a de-stash... so I have no clue who it's by. Have you shopped a de-stash yet? I love them . I have a couple of ladies I follow on Instagram that de-stash on a regular basis. If fact all of the stamps I used today are de-stash stamps. It helps my add to my supplies without breaking the bank. I hope you will play along too.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

CC&S #243

Hello! I'm back with a card to share for the CC&S color challenge. I was thinking of making a fall card, since these colors are perfect for fall. But I decided that there might be a lot of fall cards, so why not make something different. I'm out of sympathy cards right now, so I made a few using this layout /stamp/die . I love how these flowers look in the pumpkin color, you don't see enough of that color in flowers. I hope you have a great tuesday.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CC&S #242

Hello, glad you stopped by. I'm sharing my card for this week's sketch challenge over at CAS colours and sketches. I thought snowflakes as soon as I saw this sketch. I used a stamp/die set from MFT and broken china distress oxide . I'm happy with how this turned out. I am excited to see what everyone else comes up with. See you soon.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

CCC # 22

Hello, happy Sunday to you all. This challenge's theme had me digging thru my supplies for just the right stamp. I noticed I need a few more religious sentiments and nativity images. There are some really good ones out there, I plan to pick up a couple. You can never have enough Christmas sentiments. I used a sentiment from PTI and the image is Hero arts. I look forward to seeing what others will be making this challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CC&S 241

Hello, welcome back. I'm still trying to adjust to the new job, not really sure I like it. But that's a story for another time. I plan to make most of my upcoming challenge cards birthday cards, as I'm completely out.... how does that happen? This week's colors were fun to use on this stamp. It's from the Ton stamps. It's a border stamp , but I only used a small part of the stamp. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. Be back soon.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CC&S #240

Hello, It's Tuesday so that means I have a card to share for CAS Colours and Sketches weekly challenge. I played around with a few ideas for this sketch before settling on this card. I've have this stamp for months and really wanted to make fall cards. I have been playing along with the 30day coloring challenge and colored these images the other night , but wasn't feeling good so I didn't get around to my card until today. I hope you will play along with us, I love seeing everyone's creations.Have a great day.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

CCC #21

Hello, welcome back. I'm sharing another card for the Christmas Card Challenge DT. This time the theme is "coookies " ..yum ! Oh wait I gave up sugar (yep I'm nuts , and a bit crabby ) so  this is the only cookies  I can have right now. It's getting closer to Christmas now, so I've started doubling up on my Holiday cards. I should be good to go by Thanksgiving. I hope you will play along. See you soon.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CC&S #239

Hello! Today I start my new job, not gonna lie I'm nervous. When I interviewed I noticed all the twenty somethings working there.... I'm old enough to be their mother. Hopefully they don't notice. I'm looking forward to having more time after work ( short commute) .I wonder what they will think of my ink stained fingers? This week's colors shouted Halloween to me right away. I inked my background and hills with distress oxides , I embossed the pumpkins, colored them with Zig markers and fussy cut them out. I am not the best fussy cutter. I used a black marker on the edges to hide that. I'm left handed , so I have a hard time with cutting. Thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Challenge #131

Hello! Happy September 1st! Looking forward to fall colors and weather. I'm sharing my DT card for Simply Create Too's monthly challenge. This month our theme is Ribbon and buttons. I wanted to create something for fall , so I used orange buttons for pumpkins. I hope you will play along , I'd love to see what you can come up with.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SAF leather card #2

I'm back again with my other leather look card to share. I am not as happy with how this one turned out. I had a hard time getting it to flatten out. I like how the "leather " piece turned out, but when I placed it on the card base it just made the base curl inward. I will try this again to see what I did wrong. Thanks for visiting me.

SAF Leather

Hello, Trying to share my cards for SAF before time runs out. I wanted to make more, but between working and kids I didn't have enough time. I loved how the paper turned out on this card, but I wish I had used black ink. I feel like it is hard to see the sentiment. I used the same technique for the flowers. Hoping to sneak in another card or 2 before the deadline.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

CC&S #238

Greetings ! Only a few more days left at my current job, ready for something new. I've been so busy training people to take over some of my duties that the 2 weeks is flying by. I'm ready to try something new. I'm sharing my DT card for CC&S  's double challenge this week. I did not watercolor anything on this card, can you believe it?  But I did dip the pink flowers in water (does that count)  and then crumple them up.I hope you will play along with us.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

CCC #20

Greetings ! I'm stopping in to share my DT card for Christmas Card Challenges. Our theme this challenge is colorful glass ornaments . I had a few of these SSS watercolor panels left from last Christmas , I was happy to find I hadn't colored this one. It fits this challenge perfectly. I added some glossy accents to all the ornaments , not that it showed up on the photo. Thanks for stopping by, off to check out what everyone else made. Be back soon.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CC&S #237

Hello ! It's been an eventful week since I last posted. Follow up with rheumatologist went better than expected, might be a false positive (fingers crossed ) , weight loss -14 lbs, and I got a new job closer to home.  So lots to celebrate here. I watercolored my 3 panels instead of using paper... but then I watercolor everything these days. I hope no one minds the wonky shapes, i kind of like it this way. More organic looking. I hope you will play along , I love seeing other crafters take of sketches.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CC&S #236

Hello! Welcome back. I"m sharing my DT card for CAS Colours and Sketches color challenge. These colors have a great summer feel to them. As usual I chose to watercolor with them. I like to have lots of thank you's on hand . I think people don't send them out enough. I'm sending this one to my dad's girlfriend (funny i still call her that since Dad passed 6yrs ago ) for my birthday gift.  I hope you will join us.