Thursday, September 29, 2016


My son Robert who is away at college, turns 19 on Saturday.  He is not to far from home.  Hopefully he will have time to see us this weekend.  He loves our three dogs, Scruffie, Polly and Prince.  So I made him a doggie cupcake card.  The patterned papers and the stickers are Echo Park.  The cupcakes and the white dog are My Creative Time Dies "Light-The-Candles-Stamp-Die-Set" and Loyal-Friends-Stamp-Set.  The Poodle is Cricut "Create a Critter.  and the golden dog is Lawn Fawn.

Monday, September 26, 2016


When my kids were little I had a young girl, Debbie help me with them.  She became the most amazing babysitter.  She is now a mother of three beautiful children.  Last week she lost her little angel Aubrey to a brain tumor. Aubrey was almost two and she fought cancer for almost a year.  I made these cards for Debbie and her mother.  Gold is the pediatric cancer ribbon color.
 The base of this first card is an Anna Griffin base.  I cut the Anna Griffin centerpiece twice on my Cricut Explore.  The beautiful ribbon is St. Tropez Gold by DL.ART.  The ribbon charm is from Michaels.
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All of the papers on this card are Core'dinations.  The base  and bird were cut on my Cricut using Anna Griffin Elegant Embellishments.  I embossed the center matt with an Anna Griffin embossing folder.
I am entering this into the  Little Scrap Pieces-Show it Off Saturday Linky Party,

Friday, September 23, 2016


I made this card for one of my very best friends who is having a colon cancer surgery next week.  Dark blue is the colon cancer ribbon color.  I am working on blue bracelets for her and I.  Should be posting those soon.  For the base of my card I used Anna Griffin ombre cardstock which I embossed with her Poppy embossing folder.  The center motif was cut with my cricut using  Anna's Lace Cards and Embellishments. it has three layers, I embossed the middle layer with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots.  Then I added some bling from my stash.  The card still looked BLAH!  I recut the top layer and fussy cut the butterflies to add dimension.  The sentiment was cut and written on my Cricut explore using the Spring Fling cartridge.  The design was inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch. I am also entering the FCCB-wet or dry embossing challenge and the Show it Off Saturday Linky Party over at Little Scrap Pieces

Thursday, September 22, 2016


The weather is changing, the kids are back at school, fall is approaching.  Diana over at DL.ART is having a Fall Challenge.  Have you seen the beautiful FALL BUNDLE ribbon.  This set has 4 gorgeous fall colors.  For my project I used Light Burnt Leaf.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount if you use the code K34510 at check out.  I used a Vintage Button in the center of the bow.

I made this easel box card using the new Lori Whitlock Cricut cartridge-"From Me To You".  I cut it at 5"  It came out very small-but I was able to fit some folded up money in it.  I can see it is going to take some experimenting to get these cuts right.  The base paper is really old DCWV.  The other 2
papers are Echo Park.  These papers go beautifully with the Fall Bundle ribbon.  The fox is a My Creative Time-Fall Friends.  I can't wait to see your autumn projects.

Friday, September 16, 2016


My friend's grandaughters are turning 1 this weekend.  She asked me to make a banner, a centerpiece and 2 cards.  Can you believe it I forgot to take a photo of the banner.  I am entering this into the Show it Off Saturday Linky Party over at Little Scrap Pieces
 Gold flamingo paper -Paper Studio, Polka dot paper-American Crafts.  I made the #1 using tape by Recollections. The flamingo is a My Creative Time stamp and die.
                 The green paper is DCWV, the flamingo one is Ecco Park"Anything Goes".  The dancing flamingo is Cricut "Twinkle Toes".  The sentiment is My Creative Time.
Patterned papers-AC, Hats-My Creative Time Die, Sentiment "Life is a Beach"

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Die Cutting Divas are having a sketch challenge.  I needed a sympathy card and the Art Impressions watering can image was perfect for this sketch.  I watercolored  the image using Marvy Markers and a wet brush.  The papers are Hobby Lobby.
The 3 buttons and twine are from the DL.ART Store

Thursday, September 8, 2016


It is time for another DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.  This time there is a Garden theme-of course you can substitute a Thank You card.  For my card I used Whipped Cream from the Creamy Dreamy Bundle.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code K34510 at check out.
I made a sympathy card using the Watering Can set by Art Impressions.  I watercolored the image using Marvy Markers.  I cut out the image using a Stitched Oval Die by My Creative Time.  I embossed a piece of Anna Griffin Cardstock with an Anna Griffin embossing folder.  The sentiment is also My Creative Time.
I can't wait to see your garden project.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Canary Cottage or Beach House

I love Art Impressions stamps-You can get a lot of use out of one or two sets.  Recently I purchased the Watercolor Series 8 set -2 set.  I made 2 cards using the smaller structure.  Bothe cards were stamped with Mary Markers-Sepia.  Then, I brushed some markers on a palette and used a brush and water to color in image.  I am entering these into the newest AI Challenge-Watercolor Challenge
Canary House-Anna Griffin card base

Beach Cottage-Paper Studio base, Spellbinders die, DL.ART-Whipped Cream Ribbon and Vintage Button

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Today is September 1st, that means it is time for a new DL.ART Thankful Thursday Linky Challenge.  I love the Lavender ribbon from the Spring1 Bundle.  Diana gives my readers a a 10% discount-just use the code K34510 at checkout.
For this card I watercolored the Art Impressions image "Slots Jean", using Marvy water color pens. The papers are Paper Studio and scraps.  I made a ribbon rose by wrapping some ribbon onto a foam square.  The sentiment is a MCT die.  Jean is bouncing around on an Action Wobble.