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Saturday, November 16, 2019


Here is a fun layout using pictures from a game day my husband's work had.  I've gone the last two years and both years the Sox got rain delayed. Both years we ended up leaving early and going home. This year we were able to take our youngest son Jacob.  He had so much fun and really enjoyed the bus ride to and from the stadium.

It took me a couple of weeks to get this done.  I just couldn't get the mojo to work for me.  I finally sat down this morning and just finished it up.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Some fall cards

Good afternoon! I have been making a couple of fall cards today and couldn't wait to share what I've made. I've been in a bit of a crafting funk lately, so it's been nice to get some ink on my fingers again.

I used Catherine Pooler inks for the images as well as the colored cardstock. I ran the ink pads along the edges to make the perfect matching paper.  I love using that technique!!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Pumpkin Time TMS# 517

I found a great sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches today and I couldn't wait to play along.  I didn't really know what I was going to do but I knew I wanted to play.

I decided to start out by digging through stamps I haven't really used in a long time and found two really great sets that help set the tone for my card. I then scoured through my patterned paper packs and found the perfect papers.

Here is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Here is what I came up with.  I die cut the pumpkins and layered them on top to give some dimension. Lately I haven't really been using to many embellishments so I added just a few drops of nuvo drops to give a little "bling" to my card. 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Friend Less is More #400

Good morning crafty friends! My hubby went fishing this weekend so I get a crafty weekend!! I found this great "new to me" challenge site called Less is More and couldn't wait to jump on the challenge today. This could be such a fun time today just making tons of simple cards.  I have so many stamp images that fit into this challenge!!

Here is the card I created. I did do a different one first but really didn't like the image or how it looked. So picked this wreath building set and am loving it.

SS: Wreath builders stamps - Gina K. Designs
INK: black licorice, lavender fusion, lemon grass pads - Fun Stampers Journey
ACCESS: lilac whisper glitter drops - nuvo

Sunday, July 21, 2019


Good morning everyone! As I sit here crafting the heavens have opened up and it's raining something fierce. I love being home on these days and just watching the storms.  Today I made a baby card using the challenges over at Double Trouble and Crafter's Café.  I love doing the Double Trouble challenges. They always make it so much fun and the twists are so cool.

I got a bit creative with my card and tried some new techniques out.  I used distress ink and brusho powder inks to create my card. I have some pictures to share before sharing the final project.

Here is my finished project.  I used an elephant for my animal. I added a banner using a stamp that looked a bit like a baby mobile to me. I was originally going to add the congratulations to the large tag but decided I needed a bit more "pop" and dimension.

SS: henry says-Stampin' Up!
DIES: planner essentials 2-Elizabeth Craft Designs
INK: distress ink worn lipstick, seedless preserves & crushed olive-Tim Holtz's, midnight-Catherine Pooler ink. brusho powers-white & purple-ColorCraft
CS: purple and white
ACCESS: white brad, silver rhinestones-Want2Scrap, white/grey striped ribbon-CTMH

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Blessed Be...CC74 Card Challenge

Hi everyone.  I don't know if you've seen the Hulu show Handmaid's Tail but I love that show! I was so excited to see Kindred Stamps made a stamp set just for fan's of the show!! I couldn't wait to use it for a pregnancy card for a co-worker.

I chose a sketch from Soul Scrappers this week to get my juices flowing. I've been having a hard time lately getting cards made.  I seem to go through spurts, how about you??

Here is the sketch I used

Here is my finished card. I used an aqua painter dipped into ink to color the dress, cap and hair on the image.  I used a sponge and stencil to create the background and added glitter to double sided tape for the banner.

SS: strong maiden - Kindred stamps
INK: mint to be, be mine, tiara, pixie dust & midnight - Catherine Pooler Designs
CS: purple & white
Acces: glitter - black ice - Sparkle N Sprinkle,

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Rescued RW33 Soul Scrappers Challenge

Hi everyone! I have had these fun picks of my guinea pigs for so long and haven't really known how to scrap them.  I came across this fun challenge at Soul Scrappers and when I saw one of the words to pick from was rescued the pictures instantly came to mind.

I used to work at a pet store and these two cuties came in as drop off animals and I fell in love with them.  It is so fun to watch them "popcorn" and when they puur it's just to cute!!

Here is what I came up with for this challenge. I did use my kiwi lane templates and the layout came together so fast.  These two guys never liked being in the same cage together but they sure did like getting a little close time.