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. 

CC&S #398

 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

CC&S # 397


Hello! I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy in your part of the world. As you may know I live very close to Chicago, which just went back to a very strict lockdown . This has caused people to panic buy again. Since I'm so close to the border our stores have been hit pretty hard. I was exposed at work and went to be tested , the place forgot to send in my test and now I won't have any results until today.... almost a week later when I was told healthcare workers would have them in 2 days. In the meantime I've cleaned out a ton of closets and purged lots of stuff. The card was made using the Taylored Expressions beautiful baubles stamp and stencil set. Thanks for stopping by today. 

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. 

CC&S #396

 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

CC&S #395


Hello! I hope you all are doing well today. It's my son's 16th birthday today. He was born in an election year and hubs and I watched the election returns from labor and delivery while we awaited our 2nd child"s arrival. We were very anxious, he was due 12/15.. so just a bit too early. He was a decent weight (5lbs and 19 inches long) but was having difficulty breathing on his own. A few minutes after he was born he was taken by ambulance to another hospital ( the one I delivered at had no NICU, and I only went for a routine test) and 2 days later he took a life flight ride to another hospital in Chicago... scary times. That baby is now and happy healthy 6'3 kid. So this election year (for those of us in the states) remember while you might be anxious things won't always be that way. ..So now on to the card.... all stamps and stencils are from Taylored expressions. I'm working on Thanksgiving cards now, because as the numbers go up again I wonder if we will get together with family for Thanksgiving.. so I need to have plenty of cards to send out. Thanks for stopping by today. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Holly and Ivy #82

 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.