Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Slow and steady wins the race. That's what they say. I'm trying really hard to be good.  It has taken several days of working in bits of time but I have a card for the CAS Stencil challenge. I used a Tim Holtz Latticework stencil and smooshed Versamark ink through it. Then using a paint brush I dipped it in Perfect Pearls and tapped it through the stencil, then brushed off the excess. The sentiment and flower are white embossed Penny Black. 

I love all of the cards posted on the challenge but right now I can't comment on each one individually. I'm trying to limit my typing as much as I can but I will try to pop in and see everyone's work. 

Be kind to one another.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Sad announcement today

I have tried to read everyone's blog and get caught up this morning. If I missed you, I'm sorry. I am having severe carpal tunnel symptoms in both hands and arms. I have exercises to do every hour, along with ice packs and splints at night. The exercises are helping but I have to limit my computer time. Ack! It's either scroll through all my blog friends and comment or make cards. Doing dishes and housework were the first things I gave up for the good of my health! Priorities, right?  I hope to be able to do both soon (cards and comments, not housework) but right now I am focusing on making a card,  maybe one every other day. I've known this for quite a while now but kept thinking it really wouldn't happen. Ha. Making cards isn't too bad since I'm not doing the same thing over and over. Hopefully with rest and exercises this will improve. It needs to hurry as I have things to do! In the meantime, I have a few cards I haven't posted yet so I won't be completely gone. Hugs to all of you and I'll be back!

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

It's Ombre Time

I have two new followers I want to welcome to my blog this morning. HilaryJane of https://myfiddlingaboutpage.blogspot.com/ is from the UK and Bev from http://gottadothehappydance.blogspot.com/ and she is from Wisconsin. Thank you, ladies, for following my blog. I hope everyone stops in to say hello to them.

The prompt this month at CAS Mix Up is Ombre. I used three different colored cardstocks to make the ombre look. I added a flower die cut from a Sizzix thinlits set and a sentiment from Altenew. The flower is cut from black cardstock and the sentiment is stamped in black ink. Both are embossed with HA clear embossing powder.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, June 3, 2019


I'm happy to welcome a new follower, Karin Osterland. Karin, I would love to share your blog link  if you have one.

It's June and I can't believe it. Where is the time going? May is a busy month for our family then a little break and we start gearing up for September. We have lots of birthdays and holidays from September 1st through the end of the year.

I'm catching up on adding to my birthday stash. Somehow they sneak up on you and you're not ready so I was glad we made this one at Stampin' Up last month. I love this great color combination.  Hope you have a wonderful week.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Graduation time

This is a grad card we made in our Stampin' Up group. It is folded to look like a graduation cap and gown, You could do it in the school colors and make the tassel a school color too. I thought it was a fun take for a graduate.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Greatest Spectacle in Racing

Today is Race Day and I just saw the cutest thing on TV. There is a long row of tiny houses at the track. They are in the Clamping part along with the tents people put up. I guess they are rented but what a great way to spend several days at the track.

This is a fun card we made at my Stampin' Up group last week. I love the simplicity of it and the sweet butterflies. Have a wonderful weekend.

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sort of stained glass

I tried a different way than my first card with baby wipes. This time I tapped DOX on glossy cardstock using wilted violet and candied apple with a baby wipe. My first card was dry and when I wiped it off with the baby wipe all the ink came right off. Was I surprised! So I decided not to do that again, I wasn't born yesterday. Second time I tapped the ink on and left it alone. I die cut a Spell Binders stain glass window with SU woodgrain c/s and took  a piece of acetate and glued it under the die cut and then glued it to the inked glossy c/s. I cut around the window and it was popped up on a lavender card base.  Prayers was die cut with a SSS die and embossed with black sparkle e/p by Ranger. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment, also from SSS. It was hard to get a good picture of it because of the shine on the acetate so I had to stand it up on my desk. I wanted to play again in

Be kind to one another.