Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Holly and the Ivy #30

Welcome back! Today I'm sharing my card for the Holly and the Ivy Christmas challenge . I like to make a variety of different cards for Christmas, some fun, some religious, some classic Christmas. This covers all my card recipients. This fun card was made using the Neat and Tangled's Fa La la Llama stamp and die set. I made several of this card last Christmas for a craft show I participated in and they sold out quickly. I plan to make a few more of this card, in slightly different colors. Thanks for stopping in today, hope you will play along with us.. the challenge is "anything goes".

Double #274

Welcome back! Today I'm sharing my card for our double challenge at CC&S. I feel like this is missing something. But then again it is a clean and simple challenge. Does anyone else struggle with "man " cards? I have an awful time with them. You can't put a flower on them... so that is a struggle for me. I had all weekend to come up with something, but I spent most of it doing yard work. I have then sunburn to prove it to. For this card I used a PTI die, alcohol inked it, then added additional color to the letters . Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CC&S #273

Hello! I'm back with a card to share for this week's sketch challenge at CC&S. I really struggled with this one, I've been doing a lot of florals lately and just couldn't figure a way to make this a floral. So I went with the next best thing alcohol inks! I love them! I may or may not have all of the colors available. I added a few stars for interest. Thanks for stopping by today, now off to check out what everyone else made.

Monday, May 21, 2018

You matter to me

Hello! I'm dropping in today with another card to share for the Rainbow challenge @ CAS Watercolor challenge. For this card I used the same PTI large butterfly die , but I used distress oxide inks smooshed on the diecut image and then spritzed water over it and let the water do the rest. I really like the softer feel this card has. Thanks for stopping by today.


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Rainbow butterfly

Hello! I'm stopping by with this fun rainbow butterfly to share for the CAS Watercolor challenge. Their theme for May is "Rainbow". I made 2 butterfly cards (I'll share the other tomorrow) , both slightly different. For this card I used a large butterfly die from PTI and colored it with some Zig markers ,spritzed with water and let the water do it's thing. I added a light wash of blue behind the butterfly , so it looks like it's in the sky. Thanks for stopping by today.


Stencil it

Hello! I'm sharing this simple card I made for the Stencil it challenge at SSS Monday challenge. I used the Ledger Drops stencil for this background and a simple sentiment. I felt the background was busy enough and this card didn't really need alot of embellishments. Thanks for stopping by today


Color Throwdown #493

Hello! I'm back with another card to card today( there will be a few more to come) . I've been very busy creating today. For once I have no where to go, nothing to clean, no kids school project to help with, just ME time! I loved this week's inspiration photo at Color Throwdown. Being a water sign I'm drawn to everything coastal.. colors, lighthouses, boats... I love it all. I'm low on Thank yous right now so I went that route with these colors. Thanks for stopping by today.


My best seller

Hello! I found a wonderful new challenge to play along with...Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers...doesn't the name alone crack you up? I thought I'd play along with their challenge " I is for Inky" ...I used ink on this and it's pretty snarky. I sell some of my cards to friends and co-workers and this is my best seller. I'm sure you understand why. Thanks for stopping in today, hope to be back soon.



Hello! Dropping by to share a card I made for my Mom for Mother's day. I've been too busy to share much lately... those boys and they're track meets. Happily the end of the school year is upon us, so I should be able to play along more. Today I'm playing along Addicted to CAS, challenge #136 MOM and Addicted to stamps and more  #292 Make your mark. I like to create cards I can mass produce if need be, so in recent years I've become alot more CAS. Thanks for stopping by today, hope to be soon.



Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Greetings! I'm back with a fun card to share for the Holly and the Ivy Christmas card challenge. Do you plan ahead for the Holidays? I really try to, but as a working mom of 2 very busy teenage boys it's really hard. One of the things I do try to keep up with all year is my Christmas cards, by making a couple( I make 2 of everything I make) a month it's not such a huge task come November. I usually will have a couple extra that my coworkers will purchase from me (cheap, because I just use the money to buy more stamps). I used the Be Merry sentiments and Holiday houses from Wplus 9, watercolored then fussy cut them out. Thanks for stopping in today.

CC&S #272

Hello! I'm back with another card to share for the CC&S color challenge. This weeks colors were a bit of a challenge for me at first, plenty of attempts in the trash. I used the Hello Lovely stamp from Concord & 9th and my Zig markers. I like to add a very light grey around my image and blend it out slightly to make it pop. I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with. It's interesting to see how different people use color combinations. I tend to lean towards colors I can use for florals. Be back soon.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

CC&S #271

Hello! I'm back with a card to share for the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch challenge. I chose to flip this sketch , but I feel it works great both ways. I needed a few baby shower cards so this cute stamp from Clearly Besotted fit perfectly. The weather is finally nice here so I'm looking forward to planting my garden this weekend. I hope you will consider playing along with us this week. Be back soon.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Something new !

Hello! I'm back with another card to share today. I joined a new design team " The Holly and the Ivy" , so look forward to more Christmas cards from me.The challenges are 'Anything goes" so it makes it so easy to play along. I love making my cards all throughout the year, so that I'm not scrambling at the last minute to make cards to send out. I also like to shop early, I'm one of those people. So In recent years I've done most of my shopping (since my boys are teens) on Amazon, so I've been buying a $25 gift card every pay day so when Christmas gets closer I will have plenty of gift cards to use. Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back soon.

CC&S #270

Welcome back! This week we have a color challenge at CC&S. This gave the perfect excuse to use this new stencil from SSS. I used some ranger texture paste and once it dried I used a marker to color the berries, I don't recommend doing that as I ruined the marker in the process. Oh well , lesson learned. Thanks for stopping by today.