Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Holly and the Ivy #33

Hello! I'm stopping in to share my card for the "anything goes" challenge at The Holly and The Ivy. I have been challenging myself to use up my scraps and random dies I have laying around. So that is how this card came to be. I have been really making an effort to be better organized recently. I've made some headway, but still need more work.  I have a small area in our basement to craft and it's become a bit crowded. I purged some things and am trying to use up some other things to clear some room. Thanks for stopping by today.

CC&S #283

Hello! I'm sharing my card for this week's double challenge. I might be pushing the sketch a tiny bit, I used a border die instead of the flags. I loved how these colors looked together. My stamp is from Strawberry Jude, it's a multi layered image. I really like the end result here. Sadly I've needed more than my share of sympathy cards recently. Both my best friends from high school have lost there fathers to lung cancer in the last 2 weeks. I always like to send a handmade card, any little thing offers comfort when you go through the loss of a parent. I recall a neighbor randomly bringing us dinner one night after my dad passed. It really meant a lot to me. Now pardon me as I run off to check amazon for a bubble wrap suit for my mom. Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

July Blog Hop

Hello! It's been a very busy day, work, housework, laundry, and finally crafting . I really need to get in the habit of making my blog hop cards earlier, but I like to fly by the seat of my pants ( JOKING) . That is how I've been living life lately.... always rushing to finish stuff last minute. Maybe next month I'll be prepared sooner? but hey at least I have a card to share this month. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

CC&S #282

Hello! I enjoyed a relaxing week off last week, and yes we saw lighthouses (enjoy a photo of my teenagers at said lighthouse). We ended up going to the upper penisula of Michigan and through Wisconsin . The weather was great until we were 3 hours from home, then it was a bit scary. Heavy rains, flooded highway, but we made it home safely. I'm sharing my card for this week's sketch challenge. I'm really loving alcohol inks right now, so I wanted to include that in this card. Thanks for stopping by today. 

Sunday, July 22, 2018


Hello! It's been a really busy few weeks for me. I have hardly had anytime to play along with my favorite challenges. So today while I finally had some time I made the most of it. This card is for the Cloud cue for CASology challenge. I die cut a couple of PTI clouds , ink blend some distress oxide ink , splashed a bit of water over the whole thing , a sentiment and some droplets finished it off. I am happy with the end result. I've been so unispired to create lately. It's been a real struggle to make anything. Thanks for stopping by today.


MIM #329

Hello! I'm stopping in with a last minute entry for MIM . I pulled out an older stamp (Rosey Posey) , I forgot how great this one is. I opted for a more subtle background color (soft stone) so my flowers would stand out more. This was a great technique, I ended up diecutting the background die from a piece of acetate so I could do this again in the future. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

CC&S #281

Hello! From wherever I might be... I'm on vacation this week. We are flying by the seat of our pants this year. So as of (when I wrote this ) today we have no plan , just getting in the car and driving. I'm betting that we will see a lighthouse or two . So here is this week's color challenge card..... love these colors together! Why? because they are great for flowers, and you know I love to make flowers. I can't wait to be inspired by your creations. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CC&S #280

Hello! I'm back with a fun sketch challenge for CAS Colours and Sketches. When I saw this sketch I thought about doing a watermelon slice right away. I mad another watermelon card (you can find it on Instagram) to practice, couldn't have a goofy looking watermelon for the challenge. I am still in a summer mode with my cards this week. I really should start thinking fall soon... but just not ready yet. I can't wait to be inspired by all that play along with us. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

CC&S #279

Hello! For those of you in the states happy ....that darn racket is almost over day. Not sure where everyone is located , but I'm just outside of Chicago in NW Indiana ( on the map where Indiana and Illinois meet closest to the lake) and fireworks are legal here (insert frowny face) and every night it sounds like a war zone outside. So I'm so looking forward to the 4th being over. I've been holed up in the basement with my little dog , she's shivering under the furnace and I've been crafting. I've been obsessed with this die from SSS lately . It really works will with this week's colors , don't you agree? I'm excited to be inspired by what everyone creates . Thanks for stopping by.