Monday, October 14, 2019

October retreat

I am just back from a retreat in Nashville, IN. It is a quaint tourist town with lots of shops and restaurants to browse located just 40 minutes south of Indianapolis. I was so thrilled to have seven great friends and stampers join me for five days of stamping, shopping, sharing ideas, eating and visiting. So much fun getting to know one another and laughing along with making cards. I wish all my stamping friends could get together for something like this - wouldn't that be so much fun?

This is my dining room table loaded with things to take

Having lunch in Nashville with Linda, Kara and Greta

Linda and Kathy joining us for shopping and lunch

Darnell, Kara and Colleen 

Kara, Colleen and Maria

Happy Hour outside on the picnic table using bath towels
for tablecloths

Kara teaching  Copics for Colleen

Sharon preparing dinner

Kara and Sharon

Darnell and Linda

Maria and Greta

Colleen, Brenda, Sharon and Kara

Colleen, Greta and Maria

Greta and Sharon

Greta and Kara

Darnell holding Cassie Kitty and Hammy
Sorry it's so blurry

Linda and Colleen having fun

Colleen telling Darnell she has her
shirt on backwards

All of us

Loaded and ready to come home

Thanks to all of you who came and made this week so special. I hope to catch up with everyone's blog soon.

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


A quick post sharing a card from one of my Stampin' Up classes quite a while ago. We did two cards with the giraffe and I don't think I ever posted this one. Embossed background and that sweet giraffe colored with Stampin' Blend markers.

We have broken a heat record this year for being the hottest September ever in Indy. Two more days of 90's then it is suppose to cool down by the weekend with more normal fall temps of cool mornings and daytime temps in the 70's.

Be kind to one another.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Punched flowers

I wanted to share this card we made in Stampin' Up class earlier this month. It is made with flowers punched with a daisy punch and layered together and adhered to a green rectangle of card stock. The background is swiped with ink and stamped and a simple Hello sentiment is added with a twine bow. One of my favorites we've made.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Washi Pumpkins

Just a quick card inspired by Bonnie and Marcia using Renke washi tape. This card is just like my other inchie card for Halloween but it was fast and easy and I'm behind on making Halloween cards so I thought I'd try it. I will post it to the for September. The sentiment is from Poppy Stamps.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Black cat

Somehow this month is getting away from me in the craft room. I was getting worried I wouldn't have my cards made for this month. The prompt is Critters and I used a black cat for mine on both cards.

The Halloween card is a Penny Black stamp inked in black ink and embossed in clear powder. Then brushed on a sky background. I used a Copic marker to color in the eyes and fussy cut  the image out. I added it to a green card base and stamped the sentiment from a Poppy Stamps stamp. The cat on both cards is Impression Obession cut in black c/s.

The Christmas card uses a Poppy Stamp fireplace and logs. The logs were brushed with walnut stain DOX and the bricks were brushed in weathered wood DOX. The mouse in the stocking is Lawn Fawn colored with Copics and the fur is Stickles and the stocking is winked. Also used Lawn Fawn sentiment. The black cat on this one is shiny with Nuvo crystal glaze.

Whew, just in time.

Be kind to one another.

Friday, September 20, 2019

My first inchies

I love all the cards posted on the that are inchies. So many different designs and fun images.

This is my version. I used four different Halloween stamps and mounted them on black  card stock. This was fun to create sort of a collage to form a picture.

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Oh dear

Talk about a card gone wrong! This was so cute in my head and I knew when I saw the challenge at with the prompt Holiday Treats just what I was going to do. How cute a candy jar filled with bright candies would be - not. I cut the jar from vellum with a very old Sizzix die and used the Simon Says Stamp set that was a gift from my friend, Greta. I stamped candy and colored each piece with copics then fussy cut them all out. I cut the lid from red c/s for a bit of Christmas color but even though that is the lid for the jar, it doesn't look right. I wish I hadn't put it on.  I'm posting this because it took so long to make and I need to  at lease validate the poor card. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I will post this in the CAS Christmas challenge.
Then my computer wouldn't let me download pictures so I took this with my phone and it came out little and I don't know how to make it bigger! One could scream.

Be kind to one another.