Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Me again

I'm posting this card I made a while ago and I don't think I've shared it yet. It is a Hero Arts cling stamp. I embossed it in white, then painted in the colors but I don't remember what I used to do it. The birthday greeting is embossed in white also and a twine bow  was added.

I am really so much better with my wrists. But when it rains, it pours. That tale of all things coming in threes has certainly worked out for me! I just had surgery to remove three bothersome things off my body. A epidermold infundibular  cyst on my cheek and a seborrheic keratosis on my breast and waist. Got my stitches out yesterday and things are good. The one on my waist is going to be hard to heal since my clothes rub on it and it is still open and raw. TMI. Then, also yesterday, when I was eating lunch the bridge on the upper left side of my mouth fell out! This leaves me somewhat, well, toothless. I can assure you it is not a good look for me. I see now why they say getting old is not for sissies. It is work just to stay in the game!

Be kind to one another.

Friday, June 21, 2019

I miss you all

I am being good and not typing but I miss all of you so I had to pop in. This is a card we made in SU Camp. Swiped three different ink pads to make water. I love how I was able to get a wave in. So simple and easy to do.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Revised weather

It turns out there were two tornadoes that touched down in Beech Grove instead of straight line winds. Our state had several touchdowns but everyone is okay. There is flooding in the southern part of the state. Thanks for everyone who checked on me.

If this rest has taught me anything, it is I spend too much time online. Not being on the computer so much has given me time to play in the challenges I like. The Twofer is my last one this month and I am going to take it easy now.

I was really fretting about the bees in the Twofer this month. All of the cards on the challenge are so cute and fun. I have a couple of bees in stamp sets but they are tiny. The I remembered this metal stencil from 1997 called Bumble Bee by Lasting Impressions. On my first card I used a pen through the stencil and yellow and black Copics.. The black and white paper is from Graphic 45 and I sponged over it with Wild Honey Oxide ink to make it look honeycombish. The sentiment is Lawn Fawn. Then I was stumped. I wanted to use this adorable La-La Land bumble bee Marci stamp. I stamped her and colored with Copics, then stenciled the bees around her. This was a lot of typing so I'm off again. See you soon.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Stormy night

Straight line winds went through our area last night and did some damage. The high school where my sons went had a part of the roof blown off and some damage to a bank, Taco Bell, apartments and homes in Beech Grove. Rain and wind like I've never heard before. Lots of flood warnings.  Also southern Indiana had a hard night. Lisa, are you okay?

Staying off the computer has helped my hands so much. Also, crafting in segments has worked wonders.  I check email and get off. The card today took several days and I'm glad it did. The first time I water colored it I didn't like it. But when I stopped and left it alone it magically fixed itself! Kind of like when I cook. If I put it in the oven or slow cooker and leave the food alone it comes out fine. Then I went back and added more color to shade and I like it. I'm posting it in CAS watercolor, something blue. It is a Penny Black flower and an Altenew sentiment.

Be kind to one another.

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 is from the UK and Bev from 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.