Friday, July 29, 2016

Stressful week

This has been a difficult week.  On Sunday my daughter had a few friends over.  One of them thought it would be fun to pick me up. He tripped and dropped me on the cement, then landed on top of me.  I had to get xrays.  Luckily nothing is broken just some torn muscles and lots of bruises.  I hope to be back to commenting soon.

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Good Morning and Welcome to DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge Anything Goes.  Have you seen all of the beautiful items in the DL.ART shop.  Now there are button collections along with the beautiful ribbons that Diana sells.  Diana gives my readers a 10% discount just use the code K34510 at check out.  For this project I used Quartz from the Galaxy Bundle.
I began this card by water coloring this hilarious "Dare to be Fabulous" Art Impressions stamp with Marvy Markers and a water brush.  I then cut the image with a MCT Stitched Oval Die.  I used some Paper Studio papers that perfectly match the fancy ladies dresses.  I tied a double bow using the Quartz ribbon.

Sunday, July 24, 2016


A young man who I used to babysit passed away last weekend.  I made this card to send to his parents.  I began by making the base using my explore and Anna Griffin Garden Cards and Embellishments.  Then I cut the bird motif using Annas Elegant Embellishments. The brown part of the bird were on my desk from a different bird I was cutting.  The solid papers are DCWV.  The gold cardstock is Paper Source.  The flowers are Paper Studio.

The inside sentiment is an Anna Griffin Stamp.  I am entering this into the FCCB Anything Goes Challenge.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


I made this card for my daughter's 26th birthday.  I followed a great Art Impressions video that transformed a stamp that is a cat on a bench to a flower pot on a bench.  The flower pot was sketched in place of the cat. The background card, sentiment and butterfly are Anna Griffin.  The embellishment is by Paper Studio.  The beautiful bright white ribbon is "Whipped Cream" part of the Creamy dreamy Bundle by DL.ART

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mail Box and Birdhouse Cards

Diana at DL.ART has a new tie died ribbon Strawberry Grape she also has two button collections.  I used a pretty button from the Vintage Button Collection. I began this card by choosing a set of Baroque Frame dies by Anna Griffin.  The center die was pretty small.  I then found and Art Impressions mailbox die that fit in the center medallion.  I watercolored the image using Marvy Markers.  The second layer was cut with an Anna Griffin matt.  Lastly I embossed a piece of Purple Colorbok paper.

For the second card I also used an Anna Griffin Baroque frame, to show case another Art Impression stamp.   The floral paper is and the embossing folder are also Anna Griffin.  I used the beautiful Lavender ribbon in the Spring Bundle #1 by DL.ART

Little Scrap Pieces-Show it Off Saturday

Saturday, July 16, 2016


FANTABULOUS CRICUT are having an Ice cream Challenge to celebrate National Ice Cream month.  I decided to make a box card.  The cut is a Lori Whitlock Cricut design that I cut on my Explore.  The gems are Paper Studio.  I threaded the banner on Basic Twine from the DL.ART shop
folded flat-ice cream cone and sentiment -My Creative Time

Thursday, July 14, 2016


Hello it is time for another challenge over at DL.ART.  Challenge #184 is "Summer Foods"  you can always enter a "Thank You " card instead.   Diana has some awesome beachy colors.  I used RED AND WHITE BASIC TWINE for a fringed awning,  Then I added an ARUBA BLUE Bow  I love this color ribbon.  It is a varigated aqua blue.  Diana does such a great job with her hand dyed ribbons.   Diana offers my readers a 10% discount at her store if you use the code k34510 at check out.
 I immediately thought of the snack bars at the beach.  I didn't have small enough stamps of beach food, so I used some images from my PrintMaster program.  The sentiment and surf board dies are by My Creative Time.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


There is an Anything Goes Challenge going on at the ART IMPRESSIONS BLOG  They are celebrating their 29 anniversary.  I colored the "Celeste" image using a paintbrush and Marvy Markers.  I mounted the image on some squares by Spellbinders.  I then cut a few pieces of gold leopard paper.  The beautiful Cabernet ribbon is from the Vintage Vineyard Bundle available in the DL.ART shop.  Diana has beautiful new colors of ribbon and she is also selling pretty buttons.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Mail Box Thank You Card

I made this card for a special lady who helped my son pick a challenge.  She has so much patience and enjoys working with teenagers.  I used Art Impressions stamp for the Mailbox image.  I colored it with a paint brush and Marvy Markers.  The two stitched squares are by My Creative Time.  The curly square is Spellbinders.  The beautiful papers and the border embossing folder are by Anna Griffin.  The blue ribbon is Royal Blue from the Blue Bundle by DL.ART.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


ART IMPRESSIONS are having a Slider Card Challenge.  Unfortunately it ends in a few hours.  This  idea has been in my head for a few days.  I just had a tough time getting it made.  Art Impressions has a slider die-it is on my list for the upcoming Scrapbook Expo.   I stamped the "Dog Stacker" image with Stayz on Black Ink.  Then I scribbled many shades of brown, orange and grey Marvy Marker on my pallet.  I then used a fine brush to water color the images.  The papers I used are DCWV.   The sentiment is My Creative Time.  The beautiful ribbon is Burnt Leaf from the Fall Bundle by DL.ART. 

Friday, July 1, 2016


Welcome to a new Linky Challenge over at DL.ART.  Diana has the most fabulous collections of ribbon.  Check out the variety Here.  For this challenge I changed out a centerpiece I had made for my sons graduation party.  Since I already had clear and blue marbles in the vase, I decided to create a July 4th centerpiece.  I made a cool red and blue fringe to go around the top of the vase.  I used Patriotic Red from the Patriotic Bundle and Royal Blue from the Blues Bundle.  Did you know Diana gives my readers 10% discount-just use the code k34510 at check out.
I used a variety of cuts using my Cricut explore.  The papers are by Colorbok.  I found these fun stickers in my stash.