Sunday, August 13, 2017


This is my second entry into the Art Impressions Showered With Love Challenge.  For this entry I watercolored the animals with Marvy markers.  Then I framed them using Sizzix Dies.  The sentiment is from Welcome Little One Mini Try fold.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Three Baby Shower Projects one set of Stamps

Art impressions are having a "Showered With Love" challenge.  The challenge requires a baby or wedding shower project.  For this entry I made a tag, a giftcard holder and a card.  I used the Art ImpressionsMini Tryfold Welcome Little One stamp and die set.  I began by making the tryfold card.  I  watercolored the images using Marvy Markers and a brush. Secondly, I made a matching gift card holder using portion of the stamp.  I used a Sizzix dies to frame the image.  The gift card holder die and the tag die are by My Creative Time.  The beautiful lavender ribbon is from the Spring Bundle by DL.ART.  It was fun using all of the stamps and dies from this set in different ways.

card-middle layer

card inside layer
gift card holder
git tag

Monday, July 31, 2017


Here is my second entry into the ART IMPRESSIONS "I'LL TEXT YOU" challenge.  I ran into Kendra from AI at the Santa Clara Scrapbook Expo.  We got to talking, I told her I was stuck on the text challenge.  She gave me the idea of putting some text into a watercolored wreath.  I watched her tutorial on You Tube. Click Here  Here is what I came up with-a wedding card.  I only used 2 stamps-the fern from theWater Color Foilage set 1and the little heart flowers from Watercolor Flowers Set 2.  The sentiment is from Steeple Try Fold set.


I made this card for National Mutt Day.  I have three dogs-a purebred Standard Poodle, a Shih Tzu nd a mutt that we rescued.  Scruffie, my adopted pet, has had the least medical problems and is so loving.
I love the Heartfelt Creations "Paw Fect Pooches Set. I colored the image with Marvy Markers.  The sentiment is from a punch out sheet that I have had for ever.  The twine is DL.ART Basic Twine.  The papers are DCWV.  If you are considering getting a dog check with your local adoption places.  Or if you have a specific breed in mind, there is probably a rescue society.  My 88 year old father just adopted a poodle from a rescue society.  Paris is a 6 year old miniature poodle who lived with a lady who had to go into a convalescent hospital that didn't allow dogs.  My dad takes Paris for weekly visits to an Alzhiemers home.
I am entering this into the DL.ART JULY LINKY CHALLENGE.
my dog "Scruffie"

Sunday, July 30, 2017


Art Impressions are having an "I'll Text You" Challenge.  I had a hard time with this .  Finally I decided to use a combination of 2 sets-Hot Java Mama and Spring Chicken.  I stamped the background using the coffee beans and cup from the "Hot Java Mama" set.  Then I stamped the sentiments and cut them out  with a speech bubble die set by MCT.  For the inside of the card, I stamped the Chicken on watercolor paper  with Stayz On ink, then watercolored it using Marvy Markers.


Thursday, July 27, 2017


Hello.  I know I haven;' been around much lately.  I came back from Mexico with some sort of flu.  I am finally feeling back to normal-almost.  Last week was my daughters birthday.  She loves make-up.  For this box card I started by cutting the base on my Cricut using the Lori Whitlock All Occasion Box Card cartridge.  I use the sunflower one.  I cut the flowers off of the inside panel.  Then I cut the lipstick and nail polish using Forever Young.  Other cuts:  Hair Dryer-Home Organization; Mirror-Sentimentals; Brush-Kate's ABC's;  The balloons and banner are My Creative time.  The papers are scraps.
I am entering this into the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #209 Happy Birthday

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Hello.  Sorry I haven't been by your blogs lately.  We spent a week in Cancun.  Lots of fun and sun.  I am still trying to recover from a little Montezuma's Revenge.  ART IMPRESSIONS are having a Bling, Glitter or Glossy Challenge.  I had made this card before I left on my trip, thinking that I would post it there.  Well that didn't happen the deadline is tomorrow.

I began by stamping Steeple Try Fold images as per the included instructions.  Then I colored the image with a wet brush and Marvy Markers.  I added some wink Of Stella and some Stickles to the pillow, church and flowers.  I cut around the images and mounted them onto some sparkly silver pearl paper by Paper Source.  I tied the card together using Silvery Hue Sea crinkle ribbon and a sparkly button from the DL.ART Store.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


A friend of mines daughter is getting married in September.  I made these three banners for the shower.
Chair banner-Papers DCWV, Core'dinations and Craft Smith.
                       Cricut-banner-Birthday Bash; heart-Love Struck, letters-Cricut Alphabet

MISS TO MRS-papers-Craft Smith, DCWV
                          Cricut-Banner and bells- Pretty Pennants, Letters-Storybook
                           Ribbon-DL.ART SWEET LOVE-Valentine Bundle
FUTURE MRS BARR-Papers-Core'dinations, DCWV, Craft Smith
                                       Dies-My Creative Time-Scalloped-Stitched-Oval-Dies,
                                        Cricut-Love Struck


Thursday, June 29, 2017


Art Impressions are having a Create Your Own Back Ground Challenge.  For this challenge I used the "Big Birthday Wishes" set that is available atMichaels.  I began by stamping the cup cake image randomly on a piece of water color paper.  Then I water colored stripes, around the cupcakes.   I swiped Marvy markers on my palette, and applied them to my project with water and a brush.I colored the cupcakes with markers too.  I stamped the main image using Stayz On ink, then I watercolored it and cut around it.  I put the image on an Action Wobble and attached it to my base.    The base was then adhered to a piece of Anna Griffin ombre card stock.  I water colored the sentiment and cut it out, then that was attached to the base with pop dots.

Saturday, June 24, 2017


I completely forgot to post the card I made my husband for Fathers Day.  Maybe it was because I was finishing it on Sunday morning.  I surprised him with a new smoker a Traeger Grill.  I used my Cricut Explore and the Block Party Cartridge to make this card.  All of the papers are Paper Studio.  I am entering this into the Masculine Challenge over at FCCB

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Today is a the start of the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #207-Summer Fun.  Here in Pleasanton, Ca it has been 105 degrees.  Thankfully we haven't lost out power.  There are 3 big birthdays in my family.  A set of twins who are turning 70 and my SIL who is celebrating her 60th.  Diana has so many beautiful Summer colored ribbons.  For this challenge I used Strawberry GrapeLavender and  Pink Basic Twine  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount-just use the code k34510 at checkout.
I began by cutting some gift bags using the Anna Griffin "Giftables" cartridge and my Cricut.  Then I decorated them with MCT stamps, stickers and  beautiful bows using Lavender and Strawberry grape ribbon.
I can't wait to see your summer creations.  You can always substitute a Thank you card.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


I made some fun  summer jewelry.  I had seen similar one foe sale that were over $50.00.  I made this set for under $15.00.  All of the supplies except for the whitish beads came from JoAnnes.  The white beads came from a shop in Benicia CA.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Have you tried out the Tim Holtz Oxide inks.  They are so much fun to play with.  I made this background by putting swishes of color on my palette then I smooshed my wet water color paper on the palette.  I accidentally picked up some pink and yellow that was already on the palette.  Then I sprayed some water.  This made the perfect background for the new Art Impressions Stamp "Road Trip".  I picked up 2 new sets of AI stamps from Michaels. The green on the car is Tim Holtz Distress Oxied-Pistachio.  It gives a vintage look to the old car.
I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz distressing tool and Inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide-Broken China. I also distressed the matt and edged with Marvy Marker-Bright Yellow.
I am entering this into the current AI Challenge "Lets Distress"

Saturday, June 10, 2017


I got my inspiration for this card from a Water color Wednesday You Tube Video by Art Impressions.  The subject was "Beach Row Houses"  My second inspiration was a hotel in Capitola, Ca that has brightly painted cottages.  I didn't have the exact stamps that Bonnie used in the video.  What I love about these tutorials is that you can easily substitute like stamps.  I used  the cottage from Watercolor Series 8 Set2.  I did a lot of masking so only the front of the 2nd and 3rd cottages show.  The image ended up being sort of long so I made a long narrow card.  I distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz distressing tool, then inked them with a Bright Yellow Marvy Pen.  To add to the beachy, distressed look, I mounted the image on cork paper.
I am entering this into the AI "Lets Distress" Challenge

Friday, June 9, 2017


Hello,  I love the new The Adventure Begins die and stamp set by My Creative Time.  It has 2 scooters and balloon, flowers and presents to put on the back.  I had colored a bunch of them, cut them out, then they sat on my desk for a 2 weeks.  When I saw the current Die Cutting Divas Sketch Challenge, I knew it would be perfect for the scooter.  The fun pink scooter paper is Doodlebug "Spring Garden".

Thursday, June 8, 2017


There is a new DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.  The Theme is Patriotic.  Diana has a a lot of red white and blue ribbons.  She even has a bundle called the Patriotic Bundle.  For my project I used Chalk White and RAO Red from the newspaper-bundle.  I also used Royal Blue from the blues-bundle.  Diana give my readers a 10% discount, use the code k34510 at check out.
I made a sign for my front door.  The cut is Cricut Summer Celebrations.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Ladies dressed in Pink and Orange

I made this card for my second entry into the Art Impressions White Space is Nice Challenge.  I used the Dare to Be Fabulous set.  I cut the image out using My Creative Time Stitched Oval die.  Then I mounted that on white cardstock embossed with Cuttlebugs Swiss Dots folder.  I added a twine bow using orange and pink basic twine by DL.ART.


I made these decorations for my friend whose sons were promoted from elementary and middle school.  I use Scotch temporary mounting squares for the animals.  The cute graduation animals are cricut Create a Critter 2  and Teddy Bear Parade..  The Minion is a circle that I cut the sides off and a crescent shape for the mouth.  I am entering these into the following challenges.
Die Cutting DIvas-Anything Goes

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Good Morning.  I hope you all had a great Memorial Day.  We went to our cabin in Truckee. The sun was out and the yard was still full of snow-So breathtakingly beautiful.  It is June 1st- that means it is time for another DL.ART Linky Challenge.  Diana has some awesome new bundles of crinkle ribbon check them out at the DL.ART STORE.  For my project I am using Zinfandel from the new Vintage Vineyard-Summer Edition.  I love all of the colors in this bundle.  Rose is a gorgeous pink and Pink Champagne is a soft light pink.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code k34520 at checkout.
I made this card for a friend who has a lot going on.  The stamps are Art Impressions.  The sentiment is Anna Griffin. and of course the beautiful ribbon is from the DL.ART STORE.
June is a busy month with vacations, graduations and Fathers Day.  I hope you all have time to craft and I cant wait to see your June projects.  Head on over to DL.ART to see what Diana and the DT have created.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


HELLO  I am having a hard time sleeping so I thought I would do a quick post showing you all of the coloring I did this weekend.  We have a cabin in Truckee that we lease out.  Luckily we were able to go there this weekend.  We spent a lot of time getting it ready for the renters.  In between maintenance and day trips I was able to get some crafting done.  It was so peaceful and beautiful.. Sunny weather with lots of snow in the front yard.

I hope to turn these into cards soon.

Sunday, May 28, 2017


My friend, Celeste threw her son and Daughter in Law a woodland themed baby shower.  She need some bags for the game prizes.  Here is what I came up with using Create a Critter and my Cricut.

These are perfect for the animal challenge over at FCCB

Friday, May 26, 2017


ART IMPRESSIONS are having a "White Space is Nice Space" Challenge.  This is a real challenge for me because I love patterned papers.  For this challenge I used  Flower Set 2Foilage Set 1Water Color Cat set and Wooden Gate set.  I used Marvy markers on the stamps then softened them with a wet brush.
The white damask papers are Recollections.  The beautiful white ribbon is Chalk White from the Newspaper Bundle by DL.ART.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


GOOD MORNING.  Today marks the beginning of a new Thankful Thursday Challenge over at DL.ART.  This time the Challenge is "Boys or Men" .  You can always substitute a Thank You card.  Oh boy Fathers Day is around the corner.  I haven't started creating for that event yet.  My friend, Celeste is throwing a baby shower for her son and his wife who are expecting a baby boy in July.  She held the shower a beautiful home in Lake Tahoe.  We decided on a Woodland themed baby shower.  I hope to post those pictures after the shower.  I made this fun gift card holder that is the shape of a diaper.  Fir this project I used 2 beautiful white buttons from the Elegant Buttons collection.  I tied bows with Blue Basic Twine.   I love this twine the colors are perfect for baby projects.  Diana generously offers my reader a 10%discount.  Just use the code K34510 at checkout.
I used the new Anna Griffin Giftables Cricut cartridge to make the gift card holder.  There is an envelope. an inside holder shaped like a diaper and a folder to put the gift card in.  I decorated the outsides of the envelopes with cuts from Create A Critter.  The papers are Cor'dinations and Heidi Grace.

I can't wait to see your projects.  Head on over to DL.ART for more inspiration.
  Happy Crafting

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Diana has released 2 new bundles of ribbon .  She has some great deals going on too.
Vintage Vineyard Summer Edition
Sweet Bundle
CLICK HERE to find out the special deal Diana has going on