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!