Sunday, October 2, 2022

Moving on

I'm moving on to the making of Halloween cards for the grands. The birthday cards for the family are finished. Seven birthdays in a one month period for us.

This is a My Favorite Things stamp colored with Copics.  I fussy cut the frog and added him next to her. The Boo was stamped on a Poppy Stamps die and popped up. Then the card was splattered with green and purple inks to match the mats. 

My prayers are with all the people who were touched by Ian. What a devastating storm. 

You say a boring four hour car ride. I say a four hour concert featuring me.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

For my granddaughter

This is her birthday card that I tried to color just like her dog. She has a gray body and white neck, the dog, not my granddaughter. She is so crazy about that dog so I know she will love this card. It is  Colorado Stamp Company stamps and some ink blending.

Dogs just enjoy the ride. Cats want to drive. 

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Shiny Christmas

I am just getting in under the wire to enter the  Hideko wants us to make a Christmas card that is shiny or sparkly. I cut the Sizzix  Tall Pines from mirror silver paper and embossed the Penny Black greeting in white. I think there is enough blue sky to make it clean since I added the silver stars to make a bit more shine.

I don't need the "previously on" before the program. I've been watching it for ten hours now.


Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


It is wonderful when it works. I've been signed out of my google account and couldn't get back in until just now. It is so frustrating. Also, signed out of Hulu that must have happened at the same time. Didn't recognize my password. I've created so many passwords I finally bought an address book to keep track of them. They were in a notebook and it took forever to look them up but now they are in the address book alphabetically and so much easier to find. Thanks for your patience.

My great granddaughter's birthday party was so much fun and her Bluey card was a hit.  My son's birthday is next month and this is his card. He lives on a lake and fishes off the dock in his backyard so I tried to create that. The pattern paper is for the dock and this very old unmounted red rubber stamp made me laugh so I had to buy it. It's possible he could get all tangled up in fish line so I'm taking liberty. 

When you see me in my swimsuit, mind your manners. I thought we were all going to die in the last two years, so I've been snacking.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022


My great granddaughter's birthday party is this weekend and she will be two. How fast these two years have gone by. Bluey is her favorite cartoon so I made her this card by choosing a printable image and coloring it with Copics. The balloon is Simon Says Stamp colored and covered with glossy accents. The two sticker is from my stash as is the blue and white twine. The sentiment is Lil' Inker.

The older I get, the earlier it gets late.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Whata week

I'm sorry I haven't been around this week but the week took over my time. It was extremely busy and way out of my comfort zone to be out every single day. Several times during the week required naps since I was worn out. I'm getting back to my normal routine today. 

I am ahead of all the birthdays this year for September and October. This has never happened before so I am happy. This is the card I made for my grandson who is into fly fishing. These are Stampscapes stamps. The panel is sponged and the guy is colored with Copics a bit to make him stand out. 

You're the "she" to my nanigans.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, September 4, 2022


Leaves are the focus for fall. I used my new Leaf Fragments from Sizzix to make this card. I smooshed color on the leaves in fall shades. The colored ribbon is glued over burlap ribbon and the greeting is Lawn Fawn. If you look really close you will see I splattered. I was so pleased as I usually can't do it. The panel was glued to a dark green card base. 

A truck loaded with Vicks Vaporub overturned on the highway. There was no congestion for hours. 

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

NBUS Guest Designer for September

This month I am so happy Darnell asked if I'd like to be guest designer. I'm honored and it's great to be diving into my crate rather small basket of never before used stuff! 

This embossing folder is by Sizzix and is a Texture Fade 3-D called Acorns. I thought it was perfect for fall and colored the leaves orange and green with a finger dauber and used brown for the acorns The sentiment is from an old retired wood mount stamp by Great Impressions that I cut part of the sentiment from and stamped it on a punched leaf die.

I'm going to start collecting highlighters. Mark my words.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Mom Sayings

I made this card for my oldest son's birthday coming up on the first. I always asked the boys before they left the house in winter if they had  their hat and gloves. Now when he calls me in the winter, he will tell me he has his hat and gloves so I thought this 1999 River City Rubber Works stamp was perfect for him. I didn't want to cover any of the sayings so it is just plain. I did sponge over it with light blue ink I wished now I had embossed it in clear powder to make the words stand out more. It's a large wood mount stamp so I can't restamp. He'll be able to read it I think.

If you wear both a mask and glasses, you may be entitled to condensation.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Another new die

Going to mynbus with this post today. This die has been sitting in my basket just patiently waiting to be used. It is from Simon Says Stamp and called Simple Stem. The pattern paper is new from Memory Box and the sentiment is Penny Black. Just a simple card and I feel good about using new products. 

The adult version of "head, shoulders, knees and toes" is "wallet, glasses, keys and phone".

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, August 21, 2022


Using another Alexandra Renke die I made this sympathy card. I used CP ink on my mat and spritzed it once with water, then put the c/s face down on it to get the background. The die cuts are white c/s and the sentiment is Endless Creations I got at a stamp fair many years ago.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Lots of rain

last week brought out the geese! Those are the pictures below. Daisy doesn't quite know what to do with them.

I'm got into my NBUS basket and used three new items on this card. The black eucalyptus is from Paper Rose, the weeds are Sizzix thinlits and the sentiment is from my friend Darnell. She knew I had been searching everywhere for that birthday die and she sent me hers so I consider it new.  I am sending this card to 

The main function of your little toe is to make sure all the furniture in the house is in the right place. 

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

I love this die

Once again I used the Illarius die to make a card for a wonderful friend. This die has other petals you can use to change the look. I cut a frame from Lil' Inkers stitched dies in white c/s and the flower die as well. The background is pattern paper from my stash.

I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022


Yes, friends, how wonderful they are. I recently got a gift from a friend that I sure didn't expect. She has sent me so many great crafty goodies and I wanted to thank her with this card. I recently sent in an order for some Alexandra Renke dies and I used the Illarius die for this flower. I embossed the petals 
in Wow  embossing powder Something Borrowed to give them some shine. Just added a thank you that doesn't really convey enough my heartfelt feelings enough for her.

Adam and Eve were the first ones to ignore Apples terms and conditions.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

It's pine time

The challenge this month is Pine at caschristmascardchallenge chosen by Trina of phamtasticdesign.
I had a new pine die from Alexandra Renke and this is just the time to use it. The pinecones and bow are Stampin' Up and the sentiment is Penny Black.  

In the fifties I was roller skating on the sidewalk in front of my house, I fell and broke my arm. I'm telling you now because we didn't have social media back then.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Whoo Hoo

I am delighted to be a guest designer for this month's CASMIXUP. The challenge for August is

This is the card I made. I used the Simon Says Leaves and Berries background and embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then using Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide ink, I sponged over the image.
Then I wiped over it with a dry paper towel to bring out the embossing and cut it into a circle. I used a Poppystamps die called Hampstead Stem die cut in gold cardstock.  The sentiment is stamped and embossed in the same gold embossing powder. 

I used emboss resist with sponging and stamped the sentiment and also embossed. I hope you join us and see what the team has to inspire you.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Oh, that color combination

I don't enter many challenges but this color combination is one of my favorites so I wanted to post my card there even though it is the last day to do so.

The colorthrowdown challenge this month is powder blue, cream and kraft. I love those colors together so I wanted to add this card to the challenge. I used Penny Black frames sent to me by a wonderful friend and my new Serendipity leaf die by Impression Obsession. I sponged on the blue ink under the leaf.  The sentiment is Gerda Steiner Designs. The bow is Papertrey twine.

Parallel lines have so much in common. It's a shame they will never meet.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

I apologize

This is my second post today and I wanted to give you a heads up in case you missed the content of Darnell's last post. I know I'm not the brightest bulb in the box but I really blew it this time. I want to apologize to Darnell for not listening to her last post. In case you missed it, she talked about the old comments popping up  and I only had one recently and I was more caught up in the cartoon than what she was saying. She also told us unpublished comments were still popping up on her dashboard.

I was wondering why the amount of comments I get was so much less and figured it is summer and people are busier outside and on vacations. After talking to her (and learning how unplugged I am) she explained what to do (just like she did in her post). I had all kinds of comments that never got posted to my blog and I feel so bad. So, I apologize to everyone that I have not been to visit. I especially want to thank Arlene of a bit of this and that She kept letting me know I'd won her challenge and I didn't get that comment and hadn't gone back to check. So you may want to reread Darnell's post and see if it applies to you. 

Be kind to one another.

Shiny and metallic

This card is made with metallic paints that I got at a craft show many years ago. The paints came six paints to a palette and I have three of them. They are unknown since there is no name on the palettes. I punched out the flowers and painted one in blue and green, one in green and purple and one in blue and purple. They aren't as vibrant as I would like but I do like the shine the metallic gives. The embossing folder is Stampin' Up and the sentiment is Hero Arts stamped in CP ink. 

I am playing in the seizethebirthday challenge with these colors.

I find the older I get, the tighter companies are putting lids on jars. 

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

One a month

If I do at least one a month, it will be more Christmas cards than I usually make by December. Then if I would make two each time - well, you get the drift.

I'm sending this one to caschristmascardchallenge where the theme this month is Santa. I love this wood mount Santa stamp by Rubber Stampede from a long time ago. I use it every year and today it goes to visit the challenge.  I stamped and colored it with Copics, then added a die cut circle from Spellbinders. The sentiment is from Poppy Stamps, stamped in matching ink. 

It was so foggy this morning. I tried to grab the fog but I mist.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Daisy thanks you

My dog Daisy does not ride well in the car. In order to take her to get her nails trimmed I have to lift her into the car, which is not easy for me, lift her out and drag her across the street to get to the building. Then with my purse, Foxy and Daisy's leash I have to drag her in the door. Then reverse it when she's done. So, I found a wonderful gal that comes to my house each month, brings Daisy treats and cuts her nails. This is a card I made for Daisy to give her.

I received a card like this from my wonderful friend,
Brenda, and she sent me some die cuts to use so that's what I made this card from. She makes terrific things with her Cricut so I hope you get a chance to visit her.

If you believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.

Be kind to one another.