Monday, November 16, 2015


Have you ever just sat and thought about your life. It's humbling. Sometimes when I try and look at it from God's perspective, I am overwhelmed by HIS GRACE. So I try to say thanks. When the seasons change and we move from one to another it is like a breath of fresh air for me. Winter to Spring, Spring to Summer, but Summer to Fall is my favorite.... The colors are so vibrant and beautiful. So my card for today represents THANKFULNESS for God's loving kindness for not leaving us in the cold too long or the heat too long. 

I die cut a mask from a leaf and placed it on my card. I used my PEERLESS water colors for this. I love how easy they are to use. You could blend them out more but I wanted kind of like and x-ray look where you could see the layer beneath. I then framed it with black card stock. Then I used a momenta embossing folder for the gray pannel and put in on a smoky gray cardstock base.

this is how I store mine. I got a business card holder from the dollar store. I cut business size water color paper and inked just a swatch so it would show through. I then cut a swatch from each color and adhered it on the top.  I did it in rainbow order so I can see from a glance which color I want Easy peazy when the swatch is done I just cut a new one and adhere. My colors never contaminate because if I flip the page it is protected by the page sheet or the cover. Each one holds 48 colors. I have one for the rainbow and I have another for browns and grays.

Here is a close up of the sentiment 

PSALS 118:29

I hope you join me and all the talented design team members in this GIVE THANKS challenge
you can link up here

Hope you enJOYed

Thursday, November 12, 2015


It's that time again... to reveal the card made and received for the card chain. #you rock... hash tags are the thing right now, and HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS just came out with a set called mix mash and it has this #you rock sentiment in it.. so fun to use matter of fact I used the whole set to create this card. It is a shaker card

I stamped the arrows and the circles in Gold embossing powder then I distressed the edges ...I wanted to have like an edgy look to it... after all rockers are edgy right? I die cut a rectangle out of it and inked it up with pretty maroons and blues. I made a shaker card out of the top part then put my panel
lined right back up of the top of the shaker part after I filled it up with gold goodies. 

Here is a close up of the shaker part.. I love how the circles on the edges go 3d and continue on into the shaker part.

Here is the sketch from Society of Stampaholics suggested we could use. 

Here is the card I received from the Lovely Gail... all the way from NORWAY.. the theme we could also choose from was CATS.. I love all animals and used to have adorable cuddly cats.. but I have not had one in a while. So I hung this card up in my craft room so I could look at that cute little face. 

we are a dog family .. we have four... I thought I would share this photo of my daughter and one of our puppies (MAGGIE) sleeping in the chair. Yep they are fully passed out unaware that I was even standing there.. such a good guard dog.. HUH? I wonder what they are dreaming about?

I hope you enJOYed

Friday, November 6, 2015

Tag you're it...two!

I have some exciting news... I am going to stretch my comfort zone. I have joined the Mixed Media band wagon.. I mean why not I have all the stuff.. just using it in a different way.. RIGHT? Well that is what I am hoping anyway. So here is my mixed media tag.

I used a cute little snowman stamp on some dark blue card stock and cut red cardstock a little bit bigger than the blue to make a frame.

I stamped him in white pigment ink and white embossed over the top of that

I took some of the pigment ink and smooched in on my craft matt and added some water and picked it up with my paint brush and splattered it.. easy peasy..

I took  SNOW MARKER.. and added some snow BIG snow..

I used silver stickles for his buttons and to color in the heart and topped it off with some silver twine

I hope you will join me on this mixed media journey I am going to take by linking up at 

Our sponsor for this challenge is 
You could win a fabulous prize. 

Hope you enJOYed my little step out of my comfort zone, and you might be happy to know all my supplies are from Michaels, even the snowman:)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tag you're it!

It's that time again.. Wow I can't believe it is already November. Christmas is coming! What better way to get all those tags made than to play with our challenge this month over at the HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE

And we are sponsored by 
This is the stamp set you could win. 
whoop whoop.. isn't that awesome!

Now on to my tag

I used the Sizzix framelits die to die cut all the tags.. this set is so awesome and versatile. I use the 2 largest dies. In the smallest one I used the H and O from  My favorite things Emmitt Alphabet and backed it with some dk maroon card stock. I have a mustache die that is actually a tab, I just cut off the tab part. I thought the hole in the tag made the perfect little mouth. 

I hope you got some inspiration today plus we have a guest designer Bonnie I encourage you to go check out her blog, she has an awesome tag to show you.

I hope you enJOYed