Sunday, July 27, 2014


I don;t have to many uni-sex birthday cards.  Most of them have pink, bling or flowers.  So I decided to make a few to have on hand.  For this one I used an older MOJO MONDAY sketch from 2012.  The paper is MME "Handsome Boy".  The dies and sentiment are from MY CREATIVE TIME "Live, Love Bark" and "Loyal Friends Stamp Set".  The circle dies are Spellbinders.

Friday, July 25, 2014


My friend Cari at DOUBLECLICK CONNECTIONS is having her first Skittles C hallenge.  The theme is Icecream.  I used a Bugaboo image, which I colored with Prisma Color pencils.  Iused MME "My Girl" papers.  The blue glitter is DCWV.  I won the ribbon from Karen at LITTLE SCRAP PIECES,  "You are the Cream of the Crop" sentiment is from Scrappy Moms.  and of course I used Skittles on the corners.  CLICK HERE to go to the Skittle store.  I asm also linking to DL. Art Thankful Thursday Linky Party

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Even though my kids are older, I thought it would be fun to put a little treat on their pillows each night, when we are on vacation.  For the girly version I used Summer Soul paper by Fnncy Pants.  The boy version is Beach Boardwalk by Carta Bella.  All of the dies are from MY CREATIVE TIME.  The surfboard, ball and sentiments are all from the Surfs Up set.  
I am entering this into a patterned paper challenge at Pause,Deam,Enjoy  The  boy version has 4 different patterned papers.

Monday, July 21, 2014


I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Usually I make one or two cards at a time.  I deided to try to makea few at a time, using one or two paper pads and some Mojo Monday sketches.  For this card I used MOJO sketch 244.  The papers are "Handsome Boy" by MME. The owl is from Paper Doll Dress-up.  I didn't use all of the layers.  The sentiment banner and dies are My Creative Time.  The owl is on an Action Wobble that I got from ROYAL CASTLE SHOPPE.I won a few of these a while ago from Janis at Pause, Dream, Enjoy.(That's why the owl looks a little tipsy)

BBTB2-Hoot Hoot It's an Owl Challenge
DL.Art-Thankful Thursday July Linky Party

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Usually I only make one card at a time.  When I saw this weeks MOJO MONDAY sketch, I decided to make 7 versions of the sketch.  I had a box of blank David Tutera  blank cards.  Here are 2 versions.
 The top card is cut from Once Upon a Princess.  The bone die is MCT.  The sentiment is Scrappy Moms.The ribbon was off a gift.  I embossed the circle with a Darice paw folder.  The solid chalkboard paper is DCWV.  The patterned papers are My Minds Eye.I am entering this card into The Dog Days of Summer Challenge at BBTB2
This second card uses the same papers.  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot.  The cut is Paisley and the lace is Recollections.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


No it's not a typo.  I made this tag to go on a pair of gloves.  Are you always looking for new ways to package money?  If you have any fun ideas leave them in a comment.  My daughter's birthday is Sunday, She is having a cash flow problem at the moment.  So I rolled a $20.00 bill into each of the fingers.  Then I made a tag to go with it.  
The tag is made with a My Creative Time Die, the letters and heart are also MCT.  The papers a DCWV.  The threads are from my stash.  I used Paperdoll Dress-up for the gloves

DL.Art-Thankful Thursday July Linky Party
MY CRAFT SPOT-Anything but  a card

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


One more more summer card.  This was an easy one.  I used Pack Your Bags for the image.  All of the solid papers are DCWV  the patterned paper is Carta Bella "Beach Boardwalk".  The sentiment is MY CREATIVE TIME-Surfs Up.
FCCB-Day at the Beach

Monday, July 14, 2014


A while ago I started working on some decorations for a shower I thought I was giving my niece.  However, she informed me that someone else was going to do it.  So I decided to make the decorations into cards.  The pearl papers are Core'dinations, patterned papers are Embellish.  I used Baby Steps for the images.  The clouds are embossed with Divine Swirls folder. The ribbon is from Little Scrap Pieces.  I used a My creative Time die for the sentiment banner, the sentiment is Stamps of Life.
boy version

girl version

I am linking up to DL.Art-Thankful Thursday July Linky Party


MCT is having a photo inspiration or color challenge.  This is a great challenge for me to use a lot of diferent colors.  My friend, Diana from DL. Art is having a "Thank You" challenge.  Yesterday I had the opportuity to visit Diana at her show in LaSelva Beach.  She is such a talented crafter.
The flowers and "thanks" dies are from My Creative Time.  The background dies are Spellbinders.  All of the patterned papers are DCWV Cafe Mediterranean. The ribbon is from Little Scrap Pieces. Karen at LITTLE SCRAP PIECES  is having a her weekly Show it off Saturday linky party.


Saturday, July 12, 2014


There are lots of July and August birthdays in my family. It is time to stock up on cards.  MY CRAFT SPOT  is having a Birthday Chllenge.  I used one of their stamps from the "Cute Critters" set.  It say "Have a Fintastic Day."  The fish is from Cricut's "Crocs Rule" c art.  All of the papers except the water paper(Paper Studio) are DCWV.The glittery border is K&Company.   I started this card by following a MOJO MONDAY sketch.

Friday, July 11, 2014


My trip to Mexico is coming up soon.  I always give my kids a travel card with some spending money in it.  This year my daughters boyfriend is joining us.  I am giving  a card and a coupon for  drink.  For these cards I used the word feature on Life is A Beach.  I made 2 versions.  The first one is more masculine.  The second one is a birthday card.  The card base is DCWV, the 2 base papers are Paper Studio, the shark paper is .  I ran the pineapple thru my Cuttlebug using Swiss Dots.  I added Glossy Accents on the cherry.  I am entering this into a Summer Treat challenge atFCCB

Thursday, July 10, 2014


A while a go I won some digis from Sweet and Sassy.  When I printed out the design, I didn't realize that the back side was textured.  I dedided to keep coloring, it is kind of like a canvas effect.  My parents will be celebrating their anniversary in September.  DIE CUTTING DIVAS are having a wedding and anniversary  challenge.  For the base card I used Wild Card  I love how the sentiment "Oh Happy Day" curves around the image.  I used Prismacolor pencils, except for the sky, where I used Staedtler watercolor pencils.  The sentiment on the inside is Inkadinkado.  The skittles are by my friend Cari at DOUBLECLICK CONNECTIONS.  I am also linking up to DL.Art Thankful Thursday July Linky Party.

Monday, July 7, 2014


I am re doing my daughters room.  She is temporarily living with my other daughter,  She will be getting a studio soon.  I refurbished a few thing, that will stay in her room at home until she finds a place.

after-cut off beads painted and waxed
after-wood piece and knob s from Hobby Lobby
Refurbished Bombay Company  table

old tray with cross stitch by me
All items painted and waxed with Annie Sloan products. 2 coats of paint, distress with sandpaper, wax.  The drawers on the table have Cece caldwell silver wax on them.They were brass before.

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Hello my friends.  I hope everyone had a bee-utiful July 4th.  we stayed home and smoked a chicken, then watched fireworks.  Today we are heading to Half Moon Bay to meet friends for lunch, one of wo is celebrating their birthday.  I amde this card for her.  The patterned papers are Colorbok.  The little border on the top is Kand Company.  The ribbon is from Target,the button is Heidi Grace.  The dies and stamps are items that I won at MY CREATIVE TIME.  There are 2 die sets:"Stitched bees & Behive" and "Stitched Honeycomb".  The stamp set is called "Bee Happy Stamp Set".  The inside label is from Spellbinders.

DL.Art-July Linky Party
LITTLE SCRAP PIECES-Show it Off Saturday

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Today the internet and the tv. were out most of the day.  So I decided to clean my closet-What a job.  I finished about 25% of it.  Two big bags of donations.
DIE CUTTING DIVAS are having a sketch challenge.  I used the Artiste cartridge for the ovals.  The rectangle die is Spellbinders  The doggie dies are MCT new release-"Live,Love,Bark" and "Loyal Friends Stamp Set"  The solid blue paper is Core'dinations, the rest is DCWV.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Yesterday was a great day.  I made a few box cards that I sold before I had a chance to photograph.  Between my neighbor and an x co-worker, I sold 6 cards.  Then when I went to the mailbox, my order from MY CREATIVE TIME.  The new release rocks.  I was going to buy the bundle, but guess what?  I won 3 of the sets.  For the base cards I used Core'dinations card stock.  The patterned papers are Paper Studio.  I used 2 of the new MCT sets-"Surf's Up" and "Sit Back and Relax. Both cards have skittles by my friend cari at DOUBLE CLICK CONNECTIONS  I always have a hard time photographing these flip cards.  It didn't help that the wind was blowing.  I am linking up to DL.Art Thankful Thursday July Linky Party.  and to LITTLE SCRAP PIECES Show it off Saturday Linky Party.