Tuesday, June 9, 2020

CC&S #374

Hello! I hope this week finds everyone doing well. I have been really feeling stressed lately so I needed to use happy colors. I think rainbows are the happiest colors you can use.This is for this week's sketch challenge. Last night we had a drive by graduation for my son, it was quick.. called his name, walked the stage , turned in gown, got the diploma packet , back in the car. At least it was something. He was so happy to see some of his teachers. It's been a tough few months for everyone, I would like to feel normal again. Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Wishing you peace and joy

Hello! I hope you are doing well. It's been stressful, but I'm sure it is for everyone. I have been making some progress in getting our house ready for the (sadly) family only graduation party for my oldest son. My yard is almost ready and the house is ready. Now to finalize a menu. Thanks for stopping by today. 

CC&S #373

Hello! What a week it's been. I live just outside Chicago, in NW Indiana (my city borders the SE side of Chicago) and it's been a very stressful few days here.  In the last 10 days we have had 3inches of rain in a 15 minute time frame which caused flooding to our basement, while trying to enjoy a nice nature walk hubby , the dog and I brought home a bunch of ticks (gone now,YUCK) and the new town over from us had riots and looting yesterday. There wasn't a business not effected or burned down. All around too much going on. On a happy note I made this card...I'm hosting this week's color challenge. I picked these colors because they remind me of the ocean and that is peaceful and calming. I hope you will join us. Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

CC&S #371

Hello! I hope everyone is doing well. I think this week's colors are so fun and summery. I used a TE striped stencil for my background and a sentiment die from Stamp Market. It's a very simple card, but still colorful and fun. What has everyone been up to? We have been checking off our to do list here, hoping we can have a graduation party (small family only in the afternoon and my son's friends in the evening) or 2.. actually 2 parties same day.  We all were tested for the virus ( all negative), and now 1 of us has been tested for antibodies.. and hoping the rest of us can be tested soon. There aren't alot of testing sites doing antibody tests yet. My youngest son , who has not left our home for 7 weeks has Covid toes... yep it's a real thing.  None of us have been sick here recently. My husband and I were both very sick around Christmas after one of my coworkers returned from Disney World and came to work ill. SO we aren't real sure how he got this. The dermatologist said it shows up after the person had the virus, and the are not sure how long after. Could we have had it already? I guess we will have to wait and see. Thanks for stopping by today. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

CC&S #370

Hello! I'm back with a fun card for this week's sketch challenge. I used the TE Mythical Creatures stamp , it's such a fun stamp. I've run low on kid birthday cards, so this seemed like a fun one to make. Thanks for stopping by today. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Hello! I hope you all are still fairing well. I've been trying to keep up with my Christmas cards , always good to start early you know. Every year I try to make several purple Christmas cards, I have several friends that love purple and I send them to them. For this card I used a stencil from Gina K and a sentiment strip from Taylored expressions.  This one would be fairly easy to mass produce, just change up the sentiment strip. Thanks for stopping by today.

CC&S # 369

Hello! This week's color challenge card stumped me for a few days. I finally came up with this idea while I was planting some cone flowers in my yard and I thought of this stamp. I'm not happy with the transition between colors, but when I blended them closer together I got mud. Anyone else gardening to feel like life is normal? I was able to order everything I wanted to plant from our local nursery for curbside pick up. It was nice to be out working in the garden, got a little sunburned too. I hope you will join us this week.