Thursday, May 23, 2019

You are my Sunshine

Hello... HEllo.... HELLO... is this thing on? Oh hello. It's been awhile. You know changes and LIFE and things get in the way. And then you loose your MOJO... and you have to look for it to get it to come back. 

But enough about that let's get to some cards. I want to play at

I used a fruit  slice stamp to create my "wheel". 
which I turned into a sun. 

and added the sentiment to make it a clean and simple card. On the inside it says "you make me happy when skies are grey"

then I inked it up with some different colored inks to make an orange and a lemon. And the sentiment in black makes it another CAS card.

The inside says sending hugs your way. 

I am pretty pleased with this since I haven't made a card in almost 3 years... yikes that is a long time.  

Hope you enJOYed.

Monday, November 14, 2016

You Bless Me

 Well I have been on a hiatus... I changed job status from full time to part time. I moved from a major hospital setting to a little slower paced place. I (my hubby) built me a new desk for my craft room which inspired me to reorganize.... and so the hiatus is over and  here I am back... making stuff... LOL which is where I am happiest.

I saw the challenge on the November mix it up challenge and thought I would join in. Since I was making some book marks for my Aunt's bible class and this was a sample of one... she chose different one so instead of letting it go to waste I cut it up and made a card.

So this is a little skinnier than a regular A2 size card it is 3 1/2 by 5  1/2. 

I inked up the poinsettia from Ellen Hutson in Tim Holtz candid apple and the leaves in mowed lawn. After I stamped them I water colored them by pulling the ink into the center away from the outer line. I absolutely loved how they turned out. Then I stamped the sentiment from HoneyBee (You Bless Me). Cute little card if I do say so my self. 

Hope you enJoyed.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


The Olympics are interesting to me to watch. It makes my muscles twitch to get out an exercise. I get up go outside to do some outdoorsy things and it hits me in my face......104 heat wave.. so I go back inside and go to my craft room and create this

I ink blended the colors of the rings blue, yellow, black, green, and red and a piece of card stock, using Tim Holtz broken china, squeezed lemonade, candied apple, black soot,  and lucky clover.

I cut it out with a metal die by The Crafters Workshop (3x4 circles) and cut multiples from black card stock as well. Layered them up and put them on a 4x1/2 by 5 card stock folded in half. Stamped the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers #YOUROCK 

I then used wink of stella on the circles but I just couldn't get a great picture of it... (Must of been the heat lol)
I would like to link up to Game # 71 blending

I would like to enter this card in the Happy little stampers anything goes die challenge

Thanks for looking
Hope you enJOYed

Friday, March 11, 2016


Are the Irish Lucky... or do they toot their own horn.... well I did some digging since I am Irish.. among other things. It turns out the Irish were not very lucky.. that is why some had came to America.  They were invaded by the British ( seems they did that to America as well) They had a potato famine. (why couldn't they just grow something else ) So the Luck of the Irish way back when was not a good thing... but the word was turned around sometime to mean good fortune.. so here is my Lucky card.

I took the clover stamp which has "May the road " written in the shape of the clover and clear embossed all over the card. Then I stamped and embossed on green pattern paper and velum and cut them out.

I inked 2 different colors on the white panel and blended them together

I stamped my greeting with my MISTI over and over till I got a nice impression since I had already embossed this area

I die cut another clover ( papersmooches) out of green glitter and put a green brad in the center to hold it all together.

This is for the challenge over at Simply Create Too 

hope you enJOYed


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Splish Splash

Hey all you crafters out there... There is another challenge going on at the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge.. and the challenge this time is WATER. Now you can water color or color water which ever you like  but I decided to take it literally so this is my interpretation.

I first clear embossed the square background stamp from SSS. Then I inked up two colors of blue SSS lake shore and SSS steel blue and blended them together

Then I took my raindrop stencil from SSS and mixed some texture paste with Distress ink blueprint sketch ink and mermaid lagoon to dye the paste the color I wanted. 


I then die cut out the umbrella to make a shaker card.  I then took glossy accents and put it over each of the rain drops to give it that realistic look. I found the sentiment at my local dollar store (love it when that happens) I inked it up on Vellum paper and clear embossed over the top of black ink to make it POP and cut out around the words

If you play along you could win a stamp set from Happy Little Stampers

hope you enJOYed

I also linked this card up to 

here is the link

Thursday, March 3, 2016

What's in a shape

What does shape have to do with it? A new challenge thats what. March Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers is all about a Shape.. What shapes remind you of Christmas.. Snowflakes are a big on for me.. but how do you handle a snowflake without getting cold hands? A mitten of course.

This die set is from Memory Box (plush series) I plan to make some mittens out of felt for Christmas this year so getting this die out now is going to help me get started early (wink wink) 

I sewed all around with gold metallic thread and the little cuff I left open and it fits a gift card perfectly! 

 I sewed the snowflake in gold to match 
The greeting is from Happy Little Stampers Mixed Christmas Sentiments I love this set.. it has so many fonts in it. 

Hope you enJOYed!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hello Friend

Hello Friend... It is the card for the February Card Chain Challenge. I love reveal day it is so exciting to be apart of something that litterally goes around the world. Here is the card that I sent to Jeanne in Minnesota 

And to top it all off she won the prize that Deborah gave away if your card arrives before the last day of the month. So cool. 

And here is the card I received from Gail from NORWAY... SO COOL! 

and she put a little goodie in it for me. Yea! Thank you Gail

Well it is good to be starting back in the swing of things
Hope you enJOYed!