Sunday, April 29, 2018

Final card

Hello! I'm sharing my final card for the Love your pet blog hop. I picked this dog for my final card as it looks like my in laws pug Sparky. I'm running due to a very stressful day. Our stove died and I ordered a new one thru Lowe's and they have canceled my order twice, so still no stove... but one is on the way tomorrow. Off to check out what everyone else shared

Friday, April 27, 2018

Life is better with a dog

Good Morning! I had intended to share this yesterday, but life got the better of me. My oldest son had a track meet that lasted for over 5 hours,YIKES! So I got up early to share. Playing along with the "Love your pet " blog hop. I've seen so many darling cards already. Now off to clean the house , so much for a day off

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Love your pet blog hop

Hello! I'm stopping in today to share a fun card I made for the "love your pet blog hop" host by Jessica Lynn Originals.Jessica was kind enough to send me this darling stamp set to play along with the blog hop. I think this sweet little dog would brighten anyone's day. Jessica is doing this hop to raise money for her local pet rescue group ( )and will be donating for each card entered in the hop challenge, which is so sweet of her. I myself am owned by a rescue dog, we got her from our local rescue where she had been saved from the Chicago Area shelter 1 hour before they were to put her down to make room. She was adopted and returned 4 times before we adopted her. Apparently Belle( both a beauty and a beast) barked non-stop at the other 4 homes for the whole 48 hours she was there. The rescue group must have contacted us 6 times in the 1st 4 days to see how it was going, she hadn't made a peep. She found her family! She picked us, or my son Evan ! He volunteered for the rescue to spend time with dogs as our oldest son is terribly allergic, Belle is hypo-allergenic. Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back tomorrow with another card to share for the hop.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

CC&S #269

Welcome back! I'm sharing my DT card for this week's sketch challenge at CAS Colours and sketches. I opted for a really simple color scheme for this card. I used blooming bunch from Studio Katia and the sentiment is part SSS and the die is from PPP. I usually have a pile of "parts" left over from previous projects, so I'm trying to use some of those up. Does anyone else do that? save the extra pieces ? I have a whole drawer full of stamped/diecut images I should assemble into cards. Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, April 21, 2018


Hello! Another busy Saturday for me! Running both boys back and forth to track, laundry, housework, and then grocery shopping....yuck! I bribed my youngest with chocolate to help me. I wanted a little playtime .Playing along with the "Parents" challenge at CASology . I'm trying to get ahead in my holidays, does anyone else do that? thanks for stopping by today. Almost time to go pick up from track again.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Unicorns and rainbows

Hello! I'm working hard to keep up with all my card orders from my coworkers . I always use what I make from my sales to buy new supplies, and this stamp is one of my newest purchases . I have been wanting to ink it up and the current challenge at Paper Players gives me a great excuse to play along. I have more ideas for this cute stamp set in the future. Thanks for stopping by today. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CC&S #268

Hello! I'm sharing my card for this week's color challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. These are such summery colors I had to use a summer stamp. I wanted to use the bikini die again, but I has this butterfly I hadn't used yet, so I needed to ink it up. I put myself on a spending freeze (only stamps/dies) for the month of April. So for I'm doing good, it helps that I ordered a TON of stuff in march so I have lots that I haven't used yet. I'm saving all the money I make from card sales and my de-stash sales until May. I hope I make it all month. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Birthday bubbles

Hello! I'm crafting away this cold dreary day today. I've had a couple of friend's husbands die unexpectedly this week , so I'm only making cheerful happy cards today. What is happier than an elephant blowing bubbles? Not much. I used some PPP clear sequins for my bubbles and the stamp is MFT. I'll save this for a coworker who LOVES elephants next birthday. Playing along with the "bubbles" challenge at Addicted to CASand the 'make your mark" challenge at Addicted to Thanks for stopping by today.



Friday, April 13, 2018


Hello! Happy Friday. It's my day off and it hasn't started out well... Hubby's alarm went off at 4 am (what? ) and I couldn't fall back to sleep. So I've decided to craft for awhile. That always puts me in a better mood. Playing along with the Anything goes challenge at The Holly and The Ivy . I'm trying to make at least 4 Christmas cards a month so when Christmas gets here is won't be scrambling to make them all at once. I suppose I should start on that monster of a laundry pile , but I don't want to. Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Another share today

Hello! I'm back with another card to share for the Occasions challenge at Watercooler Wednesday. Since Mother's day is coming up I'm working hard on making plenty of cards. I sell them to my coworkers (cheap) , and the request list I a bit long right now. I might be burning the midnight oil tonight to complete them all. Once again ( I think I used the same die last week) I've used the Altenew rose flurries die, have I mentioned that I'm completely in love with this die? I have tried it in a few colors and it looks fabulous in all. I plan to order the rest of their floral dies soon. Thanks for stopping by today.

Current projects

Hello ! It's been a very busy few days here , I've been up to my ears in Mother's Day cards. My coworkers (and I have plenty of them) are keeping my busy with their requests. I'm playing along with the current color challenge at The Paper Players. I loved this inspiration photo, so calming. I actually made 4 of this card, since purple was a popular color request. I usually try to make things like Mother's day , sympathy, or birthdays in 4's since those are the types of cards I need the most. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

CC&S #267

Hello! Happy Terrific Tuesday, the valet at my office says that to me every week. It looks like the weather might actually warm up this week....forcast calls for 70 on saturday. Just in time for my son's track meet. I'm sharing my card for this week's sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. I wanted to create a little scene and wasn't sure what . I got a sneak peak at Karen's card (one of the perks of being on the DT) and she used a cute little boat. I didn't have any cute little boats, so guess what? I had to order one ( so I blame Karen for this purchase, LOL! ) and luck would have it SSS had a sale on this stamp. Please make sure to check out Karen's cute card that inspired mine. Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Saturday night in

Greetings ! I'm enjoying a peaceful Saturday night in crafting away. The older I get the more I prefer to be alone, anyone else? I have my earbuds in listening to random stuff on Itunes (my music tastes are all over the place, 70's love songs, old country, movie scores, and Metallica ) Does anyone else listen to crazy stuff while crafting? For me it helps drown out the teenager screaming at his friends on Xbox. I'm playing along with a couple of challenges with this card. Color TYhrowdown's coolor challenge and Watercooler Wednesday's Feminine challenge. I think I did alright. Now back to more crafting, thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Simply Create #137

Hello! I'm sharing this card for the "use die cuts" challenge at Simply Create Too. I used the following die cuts to create this card (size A6 4.75x6.5) lawn fawn stitched rectangle , SSS Happy Birthday, and Altenew Rose flurries. I blended on some broken china DO for my background and water colored the roses and leaves using seedless preserves and forest moss DI. I achieved the lighter color on the rose by painting on some color then blotting it up with a paper towel . For the small flowers I started with the lightest color and then each layer i made darker, for the large flower I started with the darkest and the last layer was the lightest. I am in love with with this rose die set! I plan to use this a lot. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Be back soon.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

CC&S #266

Happy Tuesday to you all! I've been really busy, working a lot of extra hours due to a coworker out for back surgery (ouch) and several other offices short staffed as well. But extra money means more stamps and dies!!! I recently added this die (Altenew rose flurries) to my collection. It was a bit intimidating at first, but I LOVE the end result. Plan on seeing this one again real soon. This week we have a color challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches, these colors were really fun to create this card with. I sure hope you will play along with us . Be back soon.