Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Hello! This will be our last challenge for 2020 and as always it's an anything goes challenge. I saw that video by JM and paused it to purchase these memory box dies... I love the shadow box look. I used some alcohol inks on glitter paper for the background. I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy holiday season , may 2021 be much better for us all.
Hello! Well we made it to the final challenge of 2020.. let's get this year over please. For this week's challenge we are revisiting either a previous sketch or colour challenge and making it a Christmas card. I went back to challenge #378 for these colors. I love this layered tree die from Pretty Pink Posh, I made it in a few colors . I hope you all have a healthy and happy holiday season and that 2021 is better for us all.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Greetings! I hope you are all well and healthy. We are planning a quiet Thanksgiving holiday with just myself , hubby and our sons (just those in our house) . I need to get busy making more Christmas cards as I once again sold all of my cards I've made this year..... I knew this would happen and should have planned better. Please joi us for another Anything goes challenge. Thanks for stopping by.
Hello! I hope you all are doing well since last week. I once again sold all of the Christmas cards I made throughout the year (on a Christmas card DT also) ... this happens to me every year and then I'm scrambling to get mine made and out in a timely manner. So no matter the challenge I'll be making a Christmas card. I used a stencil for the trees and snow on the trees , some white splatters and then the sentiment is Gina K. Simple and easy to mass produce. Thanks for popping in today.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Hello! I hope you all are doing well today. I made 2 versions of the same card. One with silver embossing and the other gold embossing , as well as different color shimmer power backgrounds. These were very easy to do , I embossed the snowflakes and then sprinkled on some nuvo shimmer powers , then spritzed with water and let them sit. I love how they turned out and wanted to share both cards. Thanks for stopping by today.
Hello! I hope you are all doing well and healthy. I've been trying to finish fall clean up in my yard while we had a few unexpected days in the 70's here in the Chicago area.. the temperatures have broke decades long records here this week. I've had this Stamptember exclusive stamp for awhile and really wanted to use it... this sketch works great. I hope you will join us. Thanks for stopping by today.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Hello! I hope you are all doing well. I wanted to use the wreath stamp again , but I needed to make it look different from the other one I made with this stamp. Check back a couple challenge to see the other one. This time I used black watercolor paper and metallic watercolors. I love how this turned out. It was really easy and I plan to make several. I hope you will join us for another "anything goes" challenge. Thanks for stopping by.
Hello! I hope this week finds you all doing well. It snowed here today, just a few flurries. but it snowed. Our new fellow at the office is from California and had never seen real snow before, while we were all groaning about it , he was like an excited little kid. That inspired my use of snowflakes on this week's sketch. I hope you will play along with us at CC&S.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Hello! I hope you are all doing well. I have been working on getting fit... yep I've been exercising ALOT! I had been taking yoga for years and wasn't seeing any results, so I switched to aqua bootcamp and for the last 6 weeks I've been in the pool 6 days a week. I'm tired... but starting to see results. So tired or not I'll keep going. I needed to do something, because let's face it corona is depressing and I was getting very depressed. It has also saved me some $$ as I'm too tired to craft everyday, so I haven't bought a lot of new things...some new things just not as many as usual. hehe. The snowflake stencil and the sentiment are from TE. This card was a quick one to make and I plan to make several more in various colors. Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Hello! I hope you are doing well today. I've been busy trying to get my card stash built back up, I sold almost all of my cards as a FB fundraiser to help my friend with cancer. So now I need to make a whole bunch. I loved this branch because I think by changing the leaf and berry colors I could make it a fall or spring card too. I have been trying to buy products that have more uses lately. Thanks for stopping by today, please join us for our "Anything goes " challenge.
Hello! I hope you all are doing well today. I used some leftover pieces from a previous card I made using these dies from the greetery. I am a fall fan , so I love fall leaf stamps or dies and this one is my current favorite. I used a TE stencil and sentiment and added some gold splatters to finish it off. I hope you will join us for this week's sketch challenge. Thanks for stopping by .
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Hello! I hope you are doing well. My allergies are really causing some discomfort right now. My son had one of his cross country meets over the weekend and all the kids running through the field kicked up all those things that bother my allergies. It gives me an excuse to stay indoors and craft... so I guess it's not too bad. I wanted these week's colors to be the stand out on this card, so I kept the embellishments to a minimum. Thanks for stopping by today.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Hello! I hope you are all doing well. I had a relaxing weekend, was able to get some cards made. I also went with my hubby to visit. a local animal sanctuary . We were able to walk around with cows, mini horses, goats, pigs , sheep, emus, a llama and donkeys. It was really enjoyable and I learned that cows LOVE pumpkins. The owner had pumpkins growing all over the farm and the cows would come running when the saw her carrying one. She broke one open and gave pieces the cows, I never knew cows loved pumpkins. So now on to my card... I might be pushing it with this take on the sketch, but I really wanted yo use this new floral stamp. Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Hello! I hope you all are doing well. I've been trying to re-organize my craft space as it has become too cluttered to work in lately. I gave a bunch of stuff to my friend , so I'm slowly getting it better organized. I forgot I had this stamp, so I wanted to use it this week. I am trying to only purchase stamps I will get more mileage out of lately. I plan to use this again with more of a snowy look. I hope you will join us for our "Anything goes " challenge . Thanks for stopping by.
Hello! I hope you are all doing well. I have been trying to use my new supplies right away recently.. so when I saw this week's colors I knew what die set I wanted to use. This is called Mighty Oak from the Greetery... and I am in LOVE!!! I plan to make lots and lots with this die. I also used the min slim scalloped die from TE. I love this min slim size. I like the look of slim line cards, they just seem too big to me. I hope you will join use and play with these fun fall colors. Thanks for stopping by today.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Hello! I hope you all are doing well. I've been very overwhelmed at work recently. We had 1 person , retire, 1 quit and another person just go out on medical leave. I've had to take on a bunch of extra work recently and it has become a bit much. My hobby has suffered for it. Hobby and house cleaning went right out the window the last 2 weeks. I colored a bunch of these baby yoda images and was planning to make some cards to send to friends . So these colors worked nicely for my card this week. Thanks for stopping by today.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Hello! I've been trying to get a jump start on my Christmas cards. I picked up the TE Baby it's cold outside kit and have been enjoying making lots of cards. I'm a sucker for all things snowman ! We have a tree in our dining room with just snowman ornaments at Christmas. I'm thinking with the state of the world right now, we all might be sending extra Christmas cards . So I need to be ready. Thanks for stopping by today.
Hello! I hope everyone is doing well. I've been working on organizing my basement, purged out a bunch of stuff, sold some, and tossed some. It's a work in progress right now, but it's getting better. I'm going through all my holiday bins to purge out things from those too. My goal is to put in some lower cabinets and a counter top on the side I use to craft (plus take over a little extra) . I'd like to make room to have a larger table to work at. One day! So for this week'color challenge I used this I used budding beauties, sprinkled with kindness and petite eucalyptus stamps and dies from the Greetery. I'm crazy about this watering can, I'll be making more with it soon. Thanks for stopping by today.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Hello! I hope you all are doing well and staying healthy. I've been keeping busy purging things from my basement and organizing my craft area, it's getting better. I'm amazed at how many little scraps of paper I kept...what was I thinking? But then I come across stamps I forgot I bought and haven't used yet, like this cute one from Dreamland crafts. I think this would make a fabulous baby card , but I wanted a general one for this challenge. I did stamp and color extras of this , so I'll put together a couple baby cards too. Thanks for stopping by today.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Hello! This sentiment is life right now.... I've been so unmotivated to make any cards lately. It's not like I don't have enough supplies, stamps, inks or dies to play with. I have more than enough to keep all of us busy. Anyone else experiencing lack of motivation? I need to find some soon. I hope everyone is doing well. Thanks for stopping by today.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Hello! I'm back with a fun sketch to try. I thought about this one a few days, with plenty of ideas.. just which one to use. I settled on a floral image for the side elements. I noticed I don't use a lot of blue in my floral images. I loved how this turned out. I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. Thanks for stopping by today.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Hello! I hope you all are doing well. It's been a busy month for me here, so I'm looking forward to some downtime. Maybe then I'll catch up on my card making? I sell my cards in a couple of local shops and I've not had time to go check their inventory since they reopened. I hope you will join of for this anything goes challenge.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Hello! I'm back with a fun sketch challenge. I knew when I saw this sketch I wanted to ink blend a rainbow and this sentiment is the perfect fit. We could all use some brighter days couldn't we? I know I could, mostly 6/27. We have planned a small family graduation party for our oldest and hoped to have it outside where we can space people a bit further apart...forecast is for rain. Praying that the weather is good. Poor kiddo missed out on so many fun senior things the last few months I want him to have a great party. We have family only during the day (27 people) and he has his friends(26) in the evening, same day. It'll will be a busy one for sure. I hope you will play along with us . Thanks for stopping by today.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
back with a card for this week's color challenge. I used some tiny dies from Taylored expressions for the scene and the sentiment is from SSS. I've still been working hard getting ready for my son's graduation party. Even though we are having a small party during the day (family only) and a small amount of his friends in the evening.. it still needs to be nice. Yard is done, menu planned, just need to assemble the center pieces. I hope you all have a great week.