Tuesday, February 19, 2019


That is the word for the Christmas Challenge and I wanted to make a card for that. This is the first time I'm really trying to make Christmas cards during the year and I'm two for two but it's early yet.  Do you ever have a card you've made that you just love? This has to be my favorite card I've ever made. I think I said that before but now it's this card. I keep looking at it. It's the background I'm so happy with. I have such a hard time with color and color blending so this impressed me even though I made it! I used my new brushes that are like the Picket Fences but not that brand. I love them. I blended yellow, orange, pink and lavender inks and added black. The stamp is Impression Obession and I used a Hero Arts die for Peace and a HA stamp for the rest of the sentiment. The peace die cut is blended with orange and pink and the sentiment is brushed with the same.  It isn't as vibrant in the picture as it is in person.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Happy hippos

Last Sunday was my daughter in law's birthday but they were at Graceland celebrating. I raised my sons on Elvis music so they went to visit his home. Today we are watching the weather to decide if everyone is coming for her family birthday here. This is the card I made for her. She loves hippos so I used this old Hero Arts stamp and cut and colored it three times for dimension. Using a Lawn Fawn die I cut a hill and sponged on Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron. The frame is Gina Marie and the Happy was cut with  a Die-Namics die. I colored each letter with Copics. The hippopartymus is Simon Says Stamp. I just added sequins of each colored letter and glossy accents to the eyes and nose. The highlights are a Sharpie white paint pen.  Hope she likes it.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope you all have a wonderful day with family and loved ones. I send love and hugs to those who don't celebrate. I send lots of love to all my blogger friends and those who come by and leave wonderful comments and to those who read occasionally. Below is a Valentine for all my visitors.

After experiencing headaches (which I never have) and some dizziness and nausea I called the Dr. and went in yesterday afternoon. Turns out I have a mild concussion that only requires Tylenol. If any symptoms get worse I will have a CT Scan. I go back soon for my regular checkup so I will know by then. I don't think it's anything to be concerned about but I thought I should be checked out since that's what Google said and we know Google is always right.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Oh my stars!

Cold, cold cold. That's what it is here and so many places.

These are my cards for Twofer featuring stars this month. My first card is a sympathy card. I sponged the background with Distress Oxide inks in tumbled glass, stormy sky, faded jeans, weathered wood and black soot. Then I glued all the stars that were punched out of the Simon Says Stamp die I used around the poem from River City Rubber Works from 2002. I popped it up so I could put a few stars behind it. My second card uses the outline of the SSS die called Stacked Stars The panel is die cut from a Gina Marie die and the big star is an old Sizzix die calls Stars. It's one that you use in the Big Shot with only the plates, not using the platform. The sentiments are Lawn Fawn and I added a few silver stars. The yellow was inspired by Bonnie since she has been making happy yellow cards.

Edited to add: Oh my gosh. I just went to add my cards to the challenge and it's the first time I've looked at the challenge and found that https://catluvspaper.blogspot.com used the same die. Her cards are so cute.

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

My stencil card

Thank you for the sweet comments about my klutzy fall. I'm much more careful as I walk into the garage now and the first thing I do is raise the overhead door. If I had really gotten hurt no one would know. Surely someone would see me if the door was open. It takes something like that to learn from it.

I wanted to join the stencil challenge this month so this is my card. I used Tim Holtz water color paper and a Penny Black stencil. I used Color Burst Lime Green and Tangerine powder and put it on my craft mat. Then using a slanted paintbrush I tapped it into the spaces of the stencil. Then I spritzed it with water and removed the stencil. It came out pretty well.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, February 11, 2019

The puzzle card

This is one of the cards I put together after my SU Laura brought it over. I love the bright colors and fun puzzle look. I'm sending it to my grandson.

Thursday evening on my way to take out the trash, I fell on the garage floor. My shoe just stuck as I was walking out and the momentum carried me forward and flat on the floor. Took a chunk out of my knee and I fell on my boobs (which did nothing to block my fall) and my face. Banged my right eye on the concrete and my new glasses went flying. They now have a scratch on the lens but did not break. Nothing broke, I do have a black eye and I got the blood out of my jeans so all is well. What a klutz. If there had been time, I should have put the trash bag in front of me to break my fall. Who knew trash could be so versatile.

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

To thank Di

I wanted to honor Di for her seven years of the Snippets Playground. I've only entered a few times as I never think when I use snippets. I need to get better at that. This is a thank you for her and all the hard work she does. Keeping up a challenge is time consuming and now with Dudley it will be a bit harder. I can't wait to watch Dudley and his escapes. He is so adorable and Di is so sweet and funny. Also, thanks to Darnell for doing this for her.

The picture didn't come out well no matter what I did. It is bokeh paper with a soft pink Penny Black tulip die. Blue sequins and thank you.

Be kind to one another.