Saturday, January 27, 2018


Hello. On Monday I got in a minor car accident.  As a result I have a sore neck and headache.  On the positive side I have been spending a lot of time in my craftroom.  Anna Griffins Treasury binder.  I stamped a lot of roses, then made a matching background.  It still looked a little plain so I added a gold border and a sentiment from another AG set.

Thursday, January 25, 2018


Hello.  Have you been busy making Valentine Projects?  If you have this is the perfect challenge for you. Diana over at  DL.ART is having a Thankful Thursday Love Challenge.  As always you can substitute a Thank You card.  There are some gorgeous pink and red crinkle ribbon bundles in the DL.ART Store.  For this challenge I used Sweet Love from the Valentine bundle.  There are some new Valentine buttons too.  I am using the pink floral button from the Love Buttons-Set 2.  These buttons are so pretty and vintage
I started my card with background paper by Paper Studio.  The rest of the papers and tag are Graphic 45.  The bow was made with Sweet Love crinkle ribbon and Basic Twine.  The tag is anchored with a romantic button from Love Buttons Set 2.
Diana has a special Valentines kit
The DL.ART Valentine kit consists of: 

The Valentine Bundle 15 yards of crinkle ribbon pure love, sweet love & red hot love 

1 Yard 1.25" wide white lace with silver trim edge 

5 Love 1 Flair buttons 

5 yards red/white 4 ply twine 

5 yards pink/white 4 ply twine 

2 6" red paper doilies 

2 6" pink paper doilies 

2 pair googly eyes 

1 shaker sticker (random) 

5 Glitter hearts 

5 foam conversation hearts 

8 heart stickers 


To receive this kit for $10.00 use code LOVE1-14 

The coupon is only good for three days and the DL.ART VALENTINE KIT is limited when they are gone they are gone

Head on over to DL.ART to see the Love projects made by Diana and my DT sisters.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


My friend Alda has two  beautiful scottie dogs.  She collects Scottie decorations too.  Every year I make her a doggie card.  Lately I have been playing around with Cricut's Anna Griffin Pop up cards.  I switched the collie dog for a scottie.  Then I customized the front with some cuts fro the Just Because cartridge.  The Red Hot crinkle ribbon is from the Valentine Bundle available at the DL.ART store. 


Tuesday, January 23, 2018


How many doggies do you see on this card?  If you see 5 you are correct.  A while back I bought Art Impressions Holiday Mansion Set and the Water Color Dogs Set.  I thought together they would make the perfect Valentine card for my son.  We have 3 dogs whom he misses so much when he is away at school.  After I made this card AI came out with  Haunted Mansion Valentines set an a cute Easter Set  It is on my wish list.  The papers are MME "Cupids Arrow"
close up of doggies
I am entering this into the current Art Impressions Challenge-Challenge 224-Feel The Love

Monday, January 15, 2018


Hello. I am taking a break from spring cleaning to craft and blog.  I purchased the Anna Griffin Pop-Up card cartridge a few months ago.  The cards looked too complicated and had a lot of cuts.  But I decided to try one-they are pretty easy and it was fun to play around with the colors.  The downloaded version includes print and cut images for the front of the cards.  However, I chose to use an image from Chore Chart. I used DCWV Bright & Pastel foil papers and Paper Studio Adhesive Cardstock.


Thursday, January 11, 2018


Good Morning it is time for a new Thankful Thursday Challenge over at DL.ART.  The them for this challenge is winter.  A thank you card is always an alternative.  Diana has some great ribbons for Valentines day.  Check out The Valentines Bundle and The Vintage Vineyard Bundle.  All of these crinkle ribbons are perfect for the spring and Valentines projects.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount-just use the code KA345 at checkout. 
For my winter card I used a premade  mountain scene card from Cricut access.  Then I added a snowboarder from Hey Dude.  I found this great masculine button in the Vintage Button Collection.  I anchored the button with Pure Love from the Valentine Bundle and black from the BYOB Bundle.  My nephews Birthday is upcoming and he loves snowboarding.
I can't wait to see your Winter or Thank You projects.  Head on over to DL.ART for inspiration from Diana and my DT sisters.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


It has been a while since I have made a watercolor card.  I love the videos by Bonnie Krebs at Art Impressions  Recently I purchased the water color dogs.  I used this Watercolor Wednesday You Tube video for inspiration CLICK HERE.  I used the following sets, WC Dogs setWC Branchesfoilage setFlower Set 2 and Series 7 set 2.  I stamped the images by inking up my stamps with Marvy markers. 
Anything Goes is the theme fo the current challenge over at Art Impressions.  CLICK HERE for more information

Monday, January 1, 2018


HAPPY NEW YEAR.   Welcome 2018.  I am looking forward to  a year of health and happiness. How about you  Today is the start of the first 2018 DL.ART LINKY CHALLENGE. Diana has a lot of new items in her store,  She has some cool new buttons in the  DL.ART STORE,  For my next few projects I will be using the VALENTINE BUNDLE. Sweet Love is a beautiful soft pink, Pure Love is white and Red Hot Love is a beautiful deep Red.  This bundle is great all year round.  Diana gives my readers a 10% discount just use the code KA345 at checkout.
My grand niece Sophie was christened on Christmas Eve, which is also my nephew and his wife's anniversary.  All of the dies are Spellbinders.  The beautiful flocked paper and pearl papers are Anna Griffin.  I tied a big floppy bow using Pure Love and Sweet Love from the Valentines Day Bundle.
I hope you get a chance to pop on over to the DL.ART Blog for some creative inspiration.  I can't wait to see your creations.