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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Here is my second entry for the Art Impressions Dots and Stripes Challenge.  I got the inspiration for this card from Sharon who is on the AI DT. Click Here.  After I started this card I got more inspiration from Renee on the Art Impressions blog.  I colored Marvy Markers on my pallette and used them as paints to watercolor the image from Art Impressions Get Well set.  The papers are Echo Park

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Good Morning.  Today I have a card for you that I made for the current Art Impressions Challenge-Dots and Stripes.   I used the Dog Stackers stamp set and the crate from the hRustic Container set.  I began by inking up the outer edges of the container stamp and stamped it upside down a few times until the stack was hight enough for the sentiment to fit.  Then I added the stamp and water colored the crates using Marvy Markers. I stamped the main image onto of the crates, then watercolored it.  I cut out the colored image and adhered it to some dotted paper by DCWV .  The dark brown crinkle ribbon is Espresso from the Coffee House bundle 2 over at the DL.ART Shop.
 I am thinking of adding little graduation caps to some of the dogs.  I thought it would be fun for an 8th grader who has promotion coming up. What do you think?

Monday, May 15, 2017


Hello, I hope everyone had a fun Mothers Day.  We spent Saturday with my side of the family.  I had a relative visiting from England. We went to a brewery then came her for dinner.  Sunday we went to brunch with my husbands family.  We were going to pick up my son from his dorm, however he slept through brunch .  We met him for coffee on the way home.  I gave my sister in laws these cute coffee mugs which I packaged in brown paper lunch bags that I decorated with a MCT die.  The beautiful ribbon is Lavender from the Spring Bundle by DL.ART.
4 generations  87yrs -2yrsold

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Hello It is time for another DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.   This time the theme is Graduation and or Flowers.  Of course you can always substitute a Thank You card.  I made this card for a girl who is going to go compete gymnastics at Ursinus a small school in Pennsylvania.  The school colors are burgundy and gold.  I used the beautiful Zinfadel crinkle ribbon from the Build Your Own Bundle.  I love this bundle there are several colors you can choose from to create your own bundle.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code K34510 at check out.
The papers Echo Park and Paper Studio.I cut the gymnast with my Cricut Explore the cartridge is Wall Decor and More.I anchored the beautiful Zinfadel bow with a grad cap gem from Paper Studio.

 The beautiful hand made paper strip is a gift I received from Diana.  It is so pretty

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Yesterday I posted a card that one of the boys I watch designed for his mother.  His younger brother had a harder time coming up with a concept.  He finally decided on tea.  His mom loves Chai and she makes the best tea ever.  For this project I used the Cricut cartridge "Love You A Latte"  The papers are DCWV "Taj Mahal" and the Denim Stack.  I like the contrast of the shiny papers with the denim.  I am entering this into the FCCB BLOG HOP AND MOTHERS DAY CHALLENGE

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


I made this card for one of the boys I babysit to give to his mom.  He came up with the idea.  His mom loves fashionable sunglasses.  Fantabulous Cricut are having a Mothers Day Challenge and Blog Hop.  I began the card by cutting the sunglasses with my Cricut using Forever Young.  The sentiment is from the Florals Embellished cartridge.  The sun is an foil embellishment that I got a long time ago at a calligraphy store in Berkeley.

Monday, May 8, 2017


I made this one layer card for the ART IMPRESSION "ONE LAYER LADY" CHALLENGE.  It took me several tries to get the perspective right.  Then I spent a ton of time coloring it and shading and re-shading.  I had it on my kitchen counter ready to photograph, my friend accidentally spilled some water on it.  It is very warped.  But what the heck its a beach card.  I decided to enter it into the challenge anyway.  I used the Beach Babe stamp set and the beach house and sentiment are from  Beach Tri-Fold set.  A day at the beach with a drink sounds so good.

Sunday, May 7, 2017


For the past few years I have been making custom cards for my friends step grand daughter.  This year Macy is turning 19.  She has a job in a candy store.  I began the card by cutting the girl using the Teen Scene Cricut Cartridge. I searched through my pads looking for candy paper.  I found this adorable gummy bear paper in Snack Time by DCWV.

Thursday, May 4, 2017


I had a request for 5 teacher appreciation cards.  I only had a few hours to complete them.  The pop up gift card holder is a Cricut cut from "To You From Me" I cut it at 3.85".  The papers are DCWV "Latte" Matstack.  The thank you sentiment is an Anna Griffin die cut.  The cute coffee cut and the stamped sentiment are My Creative Time.I tied it all together using Basic Twine from the DL.ART shop.

Monday, May 1, 2017


Can you believe it is already May 1st.  That means it is time for another Linky Challenge over at DL.ART.  The Linky Challenges are Anything Goes.  I hope you can join in.  Diana has lots of gorgeous ribbon in her shop.  Check it out HERE.  She give my readers 10% off-just use the code K34520 at checkout. For my project I made a Thank You card using PURE LOVE from the Valentine Bundle.  This bundle of ribbon also has a beautiful soft pink and a red.
I am still making Thank You Cards for my birthday gifts.  Each one is designed around the gift I received.  My friend Jeanne gave me a Futzuki foot massage mat.  I made the base of the card with 2 cardboard inserts that were inside some socks I bought.  Then I cut a a foot using my Cricut.The sentiment is an Anna Griffin Die.  I tied the Pure Love ribbon around the top