25 July 2015

Checking in with a new card!

Hello everyone!

I'm checking in here mid-summer to see how everyone's doing!  I miss you all here in blog-land.....but life was getting way too hectic with some family issues and I needed to take a break.  My kids needed me.  We are doing MUCH better now and life is good.  :)

Today was the first day in MONTHS that I have been in my craft room, but that hasn't stopped me from SHOPPING for craft supplies!  I have bought lots of great stuff, and in a few weeks in my town is an annual rubber stamp convention called Stampaway.  I am going and am super excited to buy some new goodies.  

But today I have a simple card made using the new Zig Clean Color Brushes (well, they're new to me!  LOL).  They are super easy to use and makes for some great watercolor effects.  I used watercolor paper for the bird (which is a stamp from Hobby Lobby), then simply mounted with some foam tape on the blue.  

Here is a close up of the bird:

This is  a thank you card, and THANK YOU to everyone who pays me a visit on my blog.  

I hope to be posting more, especially when the kids go back to school, but keep in mind I am working full time now (a big change for us, too), so I may only post every other week, or every week, I'm hoping!  

Take care and hope everyone is having a great summer!  :)

19 May 2015


Hello everyone,

Just wanted to let you all know that due to family issues, I am taking a blog break for the summer. 

I appreciate everyone's visits and kind comments on my work since I launched my blog last fall. 

I have 2 teenagers and an ADD 8 year old, so needless to say they keep me very busy and they need my attention more than my blog at this time.  

I hope to be back in the fall!  I. The meantime, say a prayer for us, ok?  It's much appreciated!  :)

Hugs to all of you!  :)


13 May 2015

Craft Gals Corner Challenge # 19: May Flowers

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This week the challenge is

May Flowers!

Quite simply, we are to use flowers on our project.

I am using this ADORABLE flower bouquet dig stamp and some leftover papers from a previous kit I had from Stamps of Life.  I'm finding I get a lot of use out of these kits!

Anyway, of course, I colored the flowers with my Copics (don't I always??  LOL), and cut out the image using one of my Sizzix dies.  I also cut a mat out of the next larger die.  I added some Wink of Stella to the petals and some glossy accents to the middle of the flowers.

The rest was using scraps from the kit.  Easy!

I also did this card using the Gracielle designs digi papers and a stamp set from Stampin up.  It didn't photograph real well, the colors match better in real life.  :)

Please visit us over at Crafty Gals Corner for this and future challenges!  :)

Thanks for visiting!  :)

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06 May 2015

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #18: Sketch it Up

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This week the challenge is 

Sketch it Up!

You can change any of the shapes to fit your needs, 

but the right things on the right should all be the same.

Here is my take on the challenge.....I decided to use hearts instead of triangles on my pretty poppy image!

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29 April 2015

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #17: Stripes AND/OR Polka Dots


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 the challenge is Stripes AND/OR Polka Dots!  

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I chose this super cute hedgehog image from Bugaboo and used stripes AND dots on my card!

Of course, I colored him with my Copics.  :)  

The sentiment is from Stampin Up and the stripe paper is a scrap!  I created my own dot paper by using my Hero Arts dots background stamp.  I just used Versamark ink for a watermark effect. 

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22 April 2015

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge # 16: Girls, Girls, Girls


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 the challenge is Girls, Girls, Girls!  

I chose this adorable image from Paper Nest, heart balloon Ellie!  

I colored her with my Copics (of course!!), then mounted her with pop dots on a leftover piece of 
digital paper that I had from a previous challenge from Crafty Gals.  

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts sentiment set.  

I also used some Wink of Stella shimmer pen on the balloon and her tutu, it's hard to see in the photo.

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17 April 2015

Happy Bark-day Card


Today's card is a challenge from a blogging group I am in.  When I first started my blog, I went over to 

to get the word out about my blog.  If you've never been there, it's a huge site full of inspiration and helpful tips on stamping, card making, or just about anything!

So I found this blogging group who were accepting new members, so I joined 

You can visit all the gals in my group by clicking on the links in my sidebar  ------>>>>>

One of the gals, Cindy (of  Designing Duos), wanted to do a challenge of making a birthday card, so I was like, ok!  :)  I always need birthday cards.  

So here's my card!  :)

The stamp and sentiment is from a Paper Smooches set, and I colored my doggie with my Copics.

The rest of the card is pretty simple.....I used a scrap of brown and the green scallop edge is using a scalloped edge die from Taylored Expressions.  

I finished off with some sequins.

Hope you like it and I hope we have another challenge next month....this one was fun!  :) 

have a great day!  :)