Wednesday, March 29, 2017


I am in the process of making thank you cards for all of the wonderful birthday gifts that I received.  My friend Melody gave be a beautiful set of hedgehogs.  The stamp set I used is by the Stamps of Life.  The ssun sticker and papers are by Echo Park.

Monday, March 27, 2017


My husband and kids threw me a Forever 59 party.  Of course I made all of the food and the decorations.  We had such a great time.  I had friends from high school and college.  It was a lot of work but well worth it.  Here are some photos.

Photo Booth Props Cricut

Banner- Cricut.  Ribbon Zinfadel-DL.ART Build Your Own Bundle


quote-Audrey Hepburn. die-Anna Griffin
All metallic papers are Paper Source.  All other papers are DCWV

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Good Morning.  Today marks the beginning of the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #201.  The theme this time is bunnies and/or ducks.  You can always substitute a Thank You card.  For this challenge I made a card and treat bag.  The beautiful bright ribbons I used are Primrose and Lavender from Spring Bundle #1.  I love this bundle and Spring Bundle #2 has Mint and Peach.  Diana gives my readers a 10% discount.  Just use the code k34510 at checkout.
The bag, the circle and the square are all My Creative Time Dies.  The papers are Echo Park.  The stamps are Art Impressions Easter Blessings which I water-colored with Marvy Markers.

Saturday, March 18, 2017


GOOD MORNING. The good news is I have been doing a lot of crafting.  The bad news I am at home because I have bronchitis.  For 4 weeks I have had the flu then a cough.  Finally I am anti biotics.  On the flip side-I have had a lot of time to create.   We are celebrating a ton of birthdays tonight at my sister in laws house.  I made this card for my nephews wife.  They have the cutest maltese and they are expecting a baby in July.
The outside stamp is Heartfelt Creations "You're Paw-fect.  I watercolored the image with Marvy Markers.  The inside image is Heartfelt Creations Pampered Pooch Pals

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Here is another floral card.  This time I chose to cut a Hyacinth.  I cut the bloom twice in two shades of purple.  Then i sculpted the flowers and added a lavender pearl to them.  The papers and the St. Patricks Day sentiment are from Graphics 45.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Today begins the 200th Thankful Thursday Challenge and the theme is Flowers.  Of course you can always substitute a Thank You Card.  I love seeing what you create for these challenges.  You are all so inspirational.  Congrats to Diana for hosting 200 challenges.(At least, that doesn't include the Linky Challenges).  Diana has so many beautiful Bundles in her shop.  Check it out HERE.  For this challenge  I chose  Gold and Crown Gold from the GOLD BUNDLE.  I also used a pretty green button from the VINTAGE BUTTON collection.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code k34510 at check out.
Daffodils are my favorite flower.  My dad always grows them in the yard and they usually bloom on my birthday.  For my 18th birthday (So long ago) he watercolored a beautiful vase of daffodils.  I began by searching Cricut Design Space for the perfect flower.  I found this one on Spring Cottage.  I cut the image out of Colorbok paper.   Then I distressed the edges with Distress Inks.  I scored some line on the leaves.  I wanted an abstract sky and grass.  The blue is a flocked paper by Anna Griffin.  The patterned green paper and the "hello" die are also Anna Griffin.  I adhered a band of Crown Gold between the sky and grass.  I tied a gold bow and attached a pretty green button to the center of it.  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


My nephew and his wife are expecting a little girl in July.  The whole family is so excited.  All of my sister in laws have boys.  This little girl is going to be so spoiled.  When I made this card I didn;t know that my nephews wife had picked gold and pink for the shower colors.  The papers are Paper Studio the Cricut cut is from Everyday Pop Up Cards/  The beautiful ribbon is Baby Pink from the Baby Bundle by DL.ART

Monday, March 6, 2017


On Friday I purchased the cutest cat set from Art Impressions.  It is a new set with 5 cats.  I got my inspiration for these cards by watching Water Color Wednesday Cottage and Fence and Masked Fence.  Instead of using the cottage stamp I used the Old Barn Mini Set.  This is the first time taht I have used a Molotov Masking pen.  The videos do a great job explaining the process.  The flowers and foilage are from Water Color flower set 1 and Water Color Foilage Set 1. I used Marvy Markers and a paint brush to blend the colors.  After I finished coloring the image, I cut them out using MCT Stitched Rectangles.  I added some beautfiul brown twine from the DL.ARTshop.  I am entering this into the Art Impressions Challenge Let's Watercolor Challenge

Sunday, March 5, 2017


Yesterday I went to the Scrapbook Expo in Pleasanton California.  My home town.  I met up with Diana from DL.ART and Donna from Popsicle Toes.  We had so much fun exploring and shopping.  Her are some photos of my new goodies.

Here is my newest project using Paws to Love an Art Impressions Mini Tryfold set.  There are three stamps and 2 dies in this set.  I colored the images using Marvy Markers and a wet brush.  The beautiful gold ribbon is Vintage from the Gold Bundle by DL.ART.
front layer

middle layer

inner layer

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

DL.ART March Linky

It is March 1st that means it is time for the DL.ART March Linky Challenge.  Diana is launching a new bundle and it is fabulous.  The Intimate bundle is now available at the DL.ART Store.   My husband and kids are throwing me a forever 59 birthday party in March.  For this project I used the Intimate ribbon, the black lace and a beautiful handmade flower.  All of these items plus some twine and white satin ribbon come in the Intimate Bundle. Check it out HERE .  My readers get a 10% discount-just use the code K34510 at checkout.
                                             5 yards of the intimate (gorgeous) crinkle ribbon.
                                             2 yards- 3/4 inch black lace
                                             2 yards- 3/8 double faced premium quality satin ribbon
                                             5 yards-8 ply white 100% cotton twine
                                             5 yards-4 ply pink and white twine
                                             and 2 handmade Intimate flowers
The papers are   DCWV "Street Lace".  I just love these papers they go perfect with the Intimate bundle.  Jump on over to The DL.ART Blog for inspiration.  I can't wait to see your March projects.