Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wintry scene

This is a card we made at Stampin' Up class. I love the simplicity and the fade out scene. So many of my friends are going through some really rough times right now and I need a lot of this type of card. All products are Stampin' Up from the Sheltering Tree set. The tree on the left is stamped after stamping the tree on the right so it fades out a bit.

Looks like we will all be in this weekend stamping as new storms are moving across the country. Everyone be safe. Molly did not like the snow as much this time as it is up to her belly when she goes out and she comes in all wet. Nothing like the smell of wet dog until she gets dried off. I now have a towel hanging by the back door.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Snow and more snow

When you get six inches of snow you can craft all day long. How great is that!  The Twofer card challenge using the prompt word Birds just started and I needed a birthday card and some Valentines so I got busy and decided to kill two birds with one stone. I used an Art Impressions stamp called Zoocrew for my bird. Due to how big he is I couldn't change the design of the cards but they are for two different occasions, birthday and Valentines Day. I lightly sponged clouds in the background of the birthday card with a Simon Says Stamp stencil and Broken China distress ink. Both birds are colored with Copics. I die cut a red heart from red shiny paper using a Lawn Fawn die and drew a black line so he could hold it in his beak. And what a beak it is! The birthday sentiment is Art Impressions and the other one is from Technique Tuesday.

No birds were harmed in the making of these cards.

Be kind to one another.

Friday, January 11, 2019

So funny

If you haven't seen this, I hope you will watch it. It is on YouTube and it is a Scottish grandmother reading this book to her grandson. Oh my gosh, she is so funny. I think you will enjoy it. I laughed and laughed and hope you will too. The book completely sold out right after this video came out!

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Winter is back

Gosh, Tuesday was 51 degrees here and yesterday it was a wind chill of 24 with high winds and snow off and on all day, some really heavy. I guess winter has returned. We have been lucky with warm weather for the holidays. This weekend it is possible to have 3-6 " of snow. Perfect card making weather.

I have started my Valentines but I don't make very many since I don't have much Valentine "stuff". . I am going to pull out stamps that can be used and improvise. I want to keep myself on a stamping budget this year and not buy something just because I like it. To make this card I used red pepper ink from Adirondack sponged through a Memory Box stencil called Smash. I die cut it with a Spellbinders die and mounted it on a white panel, then a kraft one and added it to my card base. The white heart is die cut from paper that is hand made and textured. The metal arrow is Tim Holtz and the sentiment is Hero Arts. I used a Copic marker to color in the tiny little hearts in the sentiment in krafty looking ink.  I am entering this is the brand new CAS Stencil Challenge. The first challenge is sponging. I sponged, stamped, used die cuts and embellishment.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, January 7, 2019

A week

I can't believe it's been a whole week since I posted. It has been a busy time that I wasn't planning on but that's okay. Life gets in the way of crafting sometimes. First, I want to wish everyone on the west coast safety with all the winds and rains and snow coming in.

This is the card I made for casmixup challenge of bokeh. I sponged Distress Oxide Inks in broken china and dusty concord. Then I used my Stampin Up craft white ink with three different stencils to make the different size dots. My ink is very old and wasn't very juicy so the dots aren't really bright. I also stamped a sentiment from Words to the Rescue from Art Gone Wild and die cut flowers from Penny Black inked with dusty concord. I don't know if you can see that I also mounted the panel on lavender mulberry paper. I love that paper and you never see it any more so I'm bringing it back!

Be kind to one another.

Monday, December 31, 2018

As we come to the close

of this year, I want to wish you all the Blessings of the New Year. Good health, happiness, peace and lots of craftiness. This past year has been a wonderful one with my family and friends. I have great  blogging friends and some wonderful new ones this year too and I couldn't be happier about that. I spend a lot of time at home so I love visiting blogs and seeing such fabulous creations from all of you. The sharing and caring is such a terrific community and I'm so glad I found all of you. For anyone that just pops in from time to time, I hope you will comment so I can visit you. Thank you for blessing my life with your friendship.

Molly got her cozy cave bed for a combination birthday and Christmas present. She's only been in it once. I think it is too hot for her but she will sleep on top of it with her blanket!

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, December 29, 2018


I hope you all had a Blessed Christmas with your loved ones.  Or a calm, relaxing day off. I'm still coming down from all the festivities and excitement. Thank you for all the beautiful cards you sent. Every one is cherished and looked at over and over, then saved. I'm taking this week to put everything away, clean up the house and trying to eat up the rest of the leftover food! That last part is hard but I think I'm up to the task. I have to compliment Mother Nature for this week. We had five beautiful days with blue skies, warm temps and no rain or snow.. You couldn't ask for more in December here. It is starting to get colder now but that's expected and it is winter!

This was a quick and easy card for one of my exercise buddies. I used the gold script Kaiser Craft paper and a Penny Black sticker. Easy, peasy and simple.

Be kind to one another.