Monday, December 29, 2014


I made this super simple card for 2 challenges today over at SCS.  The first challenge TLC514 challenged us to make a standard size card with 1 ink color, 1 large bold stamp and a sentiment and 1 ribbon of same color tied along the edge.   I also submitted the card in the CAS305 challenge to welcome the New Year.  I really like the look of cherry cobbler ink on crumbcake cardstock.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pinkeep January 2015

I have joined a monthly Pinkeep Kit Club where I will receive the supplies to make a Pinkeep - just another name for a pincushion.  The club is from Primitive Gatherings - a quilt shop in Wisconsin that I would love to visit some day.  Here is the 1st pinkeep I made for January.  I added the machine stitching at the bottom.  They used a button that had a "J" on it and a black bow but I like the machine embroidery better.  I filled it with crushed walnut shells- they are supposed to keep your needles sharp.  This is a great way to display my hat pins.  

Friday, December 19, 2014

Early Valentine - MFTWSC207

Decided to make a Valentine's Day card - also could use an anniversary card using the weekly sketch at MFT.  The year is almost over and I have done every weekly sketch and have posted at least once a week on this blog.  Yea!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

You Did It - MFT WCS 206

Made a quick graduation card for  my stash using the weekly sketch over at MFT - this is # 206.  I have done every week this year so far - Yea!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pair of Gingerrbread Men

Made these cute little gingerbread men to take as hostess gifts for a cookie exchange I am going to soon.  I have stuffed them both with Christmas tags.  Turned out so cute,  May make some for craft show next year.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Jolly Hello MFTWSC205

I can't believe it is December!  I made another quick Christmas card for the weekly sketch over at My Favorite Things.  Hope you have a great week.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving MFTWSC204

Here is a quick card I made in autumn colors for this Thanksgiving Day 2014.  I used the sketch for this week's MFT weekly sketch # 204.  Happy Thanksgiving to all - aave a wonderful day.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Burlap Hello MFTWSC203

It's that time again - the weekly sketch for My Favorite Things.  Here is the card I made.  Love the premade burlap flower I had in my stash from somewhere.  Inspired by K. Werner.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Coffee Solves Everything

Another week has come and gone.  I am so glad my long weekend has arrived.  I have lots of crafty plans.  Here is my card for this week's sketch at MFT #202.  

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Another Christmas Card MFTWSC201

 Here is my card for this week's MFT sketch.  Always can use another Christmas card for my growing stash.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Miss You MFTWSC 200

It's that time again - weekly sketch time for MFT #200.  I used up some scrap designer paper I had and some old plastic flowers.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bright and Bold MFTWSC199

Here is my card for this week's sketch at My Favorite Things.  The tie dye look paper is from my very large stash of paper.  The embellishment is from a large goodie box I have from Prima Marketing - got it when they had a Garage sale.  What a great box of goodies.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Peace on Earth MFTWSC198

It has been a relaxing but busy week off so far.  Sure do love my fall vacations.  Here is my card for the weekly sketch over at My Favorite Things.  I love how navy and silver look together.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Craft room redo file holders

My dear friend Lynn gave me these 2 metal file holder wall units.   All they needed was a little soap and water and a new coat of glossy paint and VOILA!   Ken painted them for me and we hung them in the little odd corner of my craft room that is too small and odd shaped to put any furniture.  They hold extra packages of paper of which I have an abundance.  I also found out that a small suction cups sticks well to the metal so I can hang a few cute baskets/boxes from the Dollar section of Target for additional storage.

Another Christmas Card - MFTWSC197

It is time for the weekly sketch again over at My Favorite Things.  Felt a bit awkward having the designer paper at an odd angle but tried to follow the sketch.  Have a great week.  I will be posting another post shortly of a redo hanging files for my craft room so be sure to check it out.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fabric Background Card - MFTWSC196

I cannot believe it is already October.  Where has the year gone.  I have actually been able to keep this blog up with at least 1 post a week AND I have been able to do each weekly sketch over at My Favorite Things.  Here is the card I made for this week.  The background is fabric .  I added a white paper flower that I colored with ink and a crocheted flower I had in my stash.  Have a great week.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Purrr Feline MFT WSC195

Just a quick card for the weekly sketch at My Favorite Things.  Wanted to make some cat cards and this is one of the 2 I made tonight.  I may end up coloring the cat since he looks so plain.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Aloha Again MFTWSC194

It's time again for the M|FT weekly sketch number 194.    Here is the card I made.  have a great week.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fabric covered Journal CC3C challenge #11

The challenge for this next 2 weeks for the CC3C - Compendium of Curiosities #3 Challenge 11  is Effect Powders from Tim Holtz.  I needed a journal for an upcoming project and decided to cover this journal with Tim's fabric and added the burlap trim to cover up the raw edge.  I die cut from grungepaper the mannequin from the sewing room die and used Old Paper distress powder then used some Tea Dye and Fired Brick distress inks.  The metal flower embellishment fit perfectly at the waistline of the mannequin.  The generous sponsor for this challenge ( $50 gift certificate)  is Inspiration Emporium - why not check them out right now?   I am so pleased with how my journal turned out and can't wait to show it off.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Joyful Angel MFTWSC193

Made this quickie card for the weekly sketch over at MFT - My Favorite Things.  I have been able to do each and every week this year so far :)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Let's Hula

Here is the card I made for the weekly sketch over at the MFT Blog - MFTWSC192.  I had an extra Hula Girl all cut out and colored with Copics from a stash I made last weekend for a friend at work who love Hawaii themed cards.  Every few months she buys a stack from me and I always make a few extra to keep on hand.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Daisy Birthday MFTWSC191

Got to use some of my washi tape stash for this week's card challenge over at MFT.    This is a super easy card to put together.  I had to straighten out my flower a little but took the photo before I did that,  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

My Stamp - a - Faire 2014 cards

Lynn and I spent the entire day yesterday participating in Papertrey Inks Stamp-a-Faire.  What a wonderful crafting day going through all the various time periods in history.  Here is what I have made so far.

Morning Timer Challenge

Ancient Rome

Renaissance period

Regency period



What a fun day!!  Thank you Papertrey Ink.

Saturday, August 23, 2014


My crafty friend Lynn and I are participating in the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire - starts today.  Here is the schedule.  Getting all my supplies ready.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Another Christmas Card

It's time again for the weekly sketch over at My Favorite Things - sketch #190.  I made another simple Christmas card to add to my stash.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Snowman Blueprint Card - CC3C challenge #9

This weeks CC3C challenge #9 is to use one of the Tim Holtz Alterations sets - stamp set and die combo set.  I made another Christmas card using the Snowman Blueprint.  Hard to think about Christmas - we just spent 3 days at the beach and have a sunburn :).    I tied a scarf and red jingle bell around his neck.  The sponsor for a great prize for this challenge is Inspiration Emporium.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Books - MFTWSC189

Just a quick post since we will be going to the beach tomorrow.  This is the card I made for the weekly sketch MFTWCS189. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

CC3C #8 Fades Layers - Spotted Tag

I needed a quick gift tag so used the current challenge CC3C - #8 on page 58 of Tim Holtz's book "A Compendium of Curisioties #3".  The challenge was to make something using the Faded Layers technique.  My time is limited this week so made a very quick and easy gift tag.  The sponsor for this week is Funkie Junkie .  

Friday, August 8, 2014

Striped Snowman MTWSC188

Another Christmas card for this week's MFT sketch #188.  Have a great week.  So glad the weekend is here.

Friday, August 1, 2014


I made this Christmas card for the weekly sketch over at MFT.  It is nice to get a head start on some holiday cards.  It will be Christmas before we know it.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Pretty Flowers for You - MFTWSC186

The week just flew by and now it's time the weekly sketch again over the the MFT My Favorite Things blog.  Lots of pretty rolled flowers on this one and used up some small pieces scrap ribbon.  Tomorrow I am going to the MFT Boutique in Eustis with a friend to do some shopping :).

Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving MFTWSC185

It's that time again- weekly sketch at the My Favorite Things blog.  Here is my take on the MFTWSC185.  I really like their new HAPPY die that layers so easily to make a 3 D embellishment.  This cards HAPPY is 4 layers glued together.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Simple Beach Birthday card

Here is a simple birthday card I made for the MFT color challenge #7.  Used Abstract Art stamp sets from MFT.  Super easy card.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Christmas In July MFTWSC184

Here is my card for this week's MFT - My Favorite Things weekly sketch - decided to make another early Christmas card .  HO HO HO who needs snow :)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

You're Amazing

Another card for the weekly sketch at My Favorite Things.  Nice and simple.  I love how red and black work so well together.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Distress Watercoloring Get Well Card CC3C

I made a get well card for this CC3C challenge - Distress Watercoloring pg 39 of Tim Holtz's Book.  Love his new spritzer tool.  The sponsor for this week's challenge is Inspiration Emporium - thank you so much!
I am having so much fun trying each and every challenge and I am starting to build up my supply of cards and tags.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Truly Grateful MFTWSC181

Getting an early start on Thanksgiving cards - made this for the MFT weekly sketch #181.  Love my Brother scan-n-cut to fussy cut the pheasant.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Bluegreen Christmas MFTWSC180 and Palette Color Challenge #6

I made this card for 2 MFT challenges - the Weekly sketch 180 and the monthly color palette challenge #6.  Getitng a head start on Christmas cards :)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

CC3C Challenge #4 Duo of cards

I made 2 cards for the 4th challenge in the CC3C series.  This challenge is Layering stencil/embossing paste.   Can't decide which one I like the best.  The sponsor for this week's challenge is The Funkie Junkie Boutique. 

Friday, June 6, 2014


Here is the card I made for this week's My Favorite Things weekly sketch

Sunday, May 25, 2014

CC3 Challenge #3 Faux Tea Roses

This is the card I made for the 3rd challenge in the CC3 Challenge based on Tim Holtz's 3rd book - A Compendium of Curiosities  This is the faux Tea Rose technique - making roses from the Tattered Pinecone die.  I had a bright tag in my stash that I had made a while back so used it for the background.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Chalkboard Greetings Too stamp set.  Such a bright card.  I added a little glitter to the roses.  This 3rd challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium who is giving a $50 gift certificate to their online store for a random winner in this 3rd challenge,  Hope I win :)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Playing with watercolor

I have been watching some of the videos from the On Line Card Class - Watercoloring and created these 2 cards - super simple.  A great way to use some of the stamps I rarely use.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Triplet Sailor Girls & MFTWSC176

I had some denim like paper and lots of gold buttons to use up so made these cards.  Simple coloring just the way I like it.  I have plenty of paper to make more so I can get my card box restocked.  I turned the design a little bit and made the 1st card for this week's sketch from MFT.  I love this little sailor girl :)