Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Hello! I've been hard at work creating my final batch of Christmas cards for a friend's order. This adorable die is from the SSS November card kit. I was in love with it at 1st sight. Thankfully I have a short week at work , I need a little down time. I hope you all are close to finished with you holiday cards too. Thanks for stopping by today.

CC&S #349

Hello! It's time for another challenge, a sketch this week. I opted to flip my sketch, worked better that way my flowers weren't upside down. I wanted a simple color palette, so black , white and sea glass it is. Last week was very stressful for me, our school board voted to close my son's school , so he will have to be bused across town for his last 2 years of high school. He is fine with it, I'm not. Thankfully I have only a 3 day work week, looking forward to some relaxation. Thanks for stopping in, I hope you have a great week and my stateside viewers Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

CC&S #348

Hello! It's been a whirlwind of a week since I posted last and not for the best. In the last week the school board announced it plans to sell my boys HS to the local community college (they ran out of growing room) and it will close. This would mean my youngest  (oldest graduates this year) would have to ride the bus across town to school and we would be scrambling to get home to get him from practices. We currently live 2 blocks down the street from the school, and he can walk to and from practice. It's very upsetting. So when stressed  I do a lot of watercoloring.... hence today's card. I struggled with the placement of the sentiment. It still feels a bit off to me. Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

May your season sparkle

Hello! It's been a cold and gloomy here, so I wanted to make something bright and cheerful. I am crazy about this new pointsettia die from prettypink posh.I ink blend the pieces and then added gold splatter dots . I plan to make a few more, trying different colors for the flower. I'm playing along with the Flower challenges "dots and stripes " challenge. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Hello! It's getting closer now, are you ready? I'm getting there slowly. I sold a ton of my Christmas cards I made at a local craft show and to a few friends. I need to make some more. This design should be one I could mass produce if needed. I used the new stellar snowflake stencil from GinaK, and some nuvo glimmer paste for the snow flake , added a sentiment and it's done. Be sure to snoop around my blog, I may have tried this in another color... Thanks for stopping by today.

CC&S #347

Greeting from a blustery cold and snowy NW Indiana. It's been unseasonably cold and snowy here already. This put me in the mood to make a snow scene card. I do not own any diamond shaped dies and my attempt was ridiculous looking (currently in trash) , so I'm going to push the envelope on the sketch a bit and use an oval stencil. Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Warm Winter Wishes... I need them

Hello! It turned really cold and icy today . I came home from work (where people turn the heat to 80), I was sweating most of the day... now I'm frozen solid. I'm playing along with the AAA cards CAS #153 challenge and Christmas card throwdown Purple and white challenge.  My snowflake is a new Gina K stencil , I used dreamworks pearlescent paste over it. It's been awhile since I've had some time to play along with any challenges, I missed it. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

CC&S #346

Hello! I hope this snarky card doesn't offend anyone. I saw this sentiment and had to have it. I ink blended the colors , but it looks like my mango looks a bit more peach , I must have picked up a bit of poppy. I have a couple friends who will love this card, going to make plenty more. I've been so busy lately I've not had a moment to myself, mid college visits with my oldest... hopefully he will pick one soon. Thanks for stopping by today.