Tuesday, May 24, 2016


A pretty quick post today - that means you won't have to listen to all my bull for a change........I used a couple of stamps from Art Impression, did a little embossing for the background, added a piece of patterned paper, and last but not least, a Gina Marie Howdy/Barbwire die that was a gift to me by a very sweet blogging friend for my birthday.   The images are colored in Copics with some distress inks over the embossed background.

Yee-Haw, Howdy, and I'll be back soon...............

I'll enter this in the challenge at Art Impressions (Humorous) and also take this cute pair over all the way over across the water to Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

Thanks for stopping by........

Friday, May 20, 2016

Birthday Card for a Friend

You don't usually see a card from me unless it has some type of critter on it or is a little humorous.  Fooled you today though!  I can't seem to make those gorgeous cards you see with all the flowers, etc. on them, but hey, it doesn't stop me from trying - and yes, this really is a flower!

So, for Brenda's (Friends Craftin' With Friends) birthday yesterday I made this card.  Such a sweet lady that I've enjoyed getting to know through blogland.  The flower and sentiment are from Friendship Blooms and Spring Flowers (Simon Says Stamp).  The framework is a die from Pretty Pink Posh.  Hope Brenda had a wonderful birthday!

I'll enter this in the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More (clean and simple).

Thanks for stopping by...........and have a great weekend.


Monday, May 16, 2016

This Little Piggy.........Got Sunburned

Yep, this little piggy stayed out in the sun too long and got a little over-cooked!  Isn't he just the cutest though!  He can be found over at From the Heart for their progressive challenge this month.  I wasn't able to play along last month and get him for free so just popped over to their store and got him so I could play this month.  He makes me happy!

I was trying different Copics to color him and got a little carried away I think.  He's framed out - twice - with a die from Pretty Pink Posh and mounted on Kraft card stock.  The sentiment is on the inside.

Thanks for stopping by.........

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Smiling Plants

I'm not real sure my plants are smiling today since I really need to water them, but pretty much all plants smile and especially when they're blooming - and have a little water!

I used a cute set of stamps from Newton's Nook (Garden Whimsy) along with a piece of burlap, tag, grass, and cloud dies, Recollections paper, sequins, ribbon, twine, and a wooden embellishment thing-a-ma-jig.  This is colored with Copics.  Of course, being very typical of me, I forgot to color in some sky on the tag - until after the entire card was put together.  Went back in with some light blue Pan Pastels and added some barely noticeable blue for the sky. 

I haven't entered the Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook in a while and finally found some time to play along with their sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by..........

Sunday, May 8, 2016

A Birthday Tweet

Just trying to catch up a little bit on making some birthday cards.  I used some stamps from My Favorite Things (Birds of Paradise) and a Lil Inker sun die.  The background was done with Distress Ink and image colored in Copics.   Not much else to say about this but hope it makes someone smile a little.

Since I used a couple of little snippets on this card, I'll take it over to Pixie's Crafty Workshop. I'll also enter it in the sketch challenge at Case This Sketch.

Thanks for dropping by........and have a wonderful day.


Friday, May 6, 2016

Better Blue Than Bald

From about the time my kids were able to talk they've always called me "that old blue hair" and if you notice,  this little guy on my card has a blue tint!  Scary!.  I'm not so sure if my hair is gray, blue, or white now.  Guess that comes with being "elderly" as my son told me this year on my birthday.  Where do these kids come from anyway!   Surely they couldn't belong to me.   Anyway, I actually had it 'colored' at the beauty shop for several years but then stopped because it just wasn't me.  So now what you see is what you get.  As far as being "elderly"......um......I told my son he was going to be there someday too - and yet he's going to be bald.  Better blue than bald - right!!

Yep, I made another card using one of those cute stamps from Taylored Expressions.  I attempted to 'ground' him using a brown Copic and that turned into a wreck, so added some 'grass'.  You gotta have a little dirt in order to grow grass anyway.  Oh, and yes.....he's colored with a gray (not blue) Copic!

Thanks for stopping by.......have a nice weekend........and remember to SMILE!

Monday, May 2, 2016


It's been a while........but I'm here once again with a super simple git 'er done card.  The image is from Sassy Sheryl and sentiment from Cas-Ual Friday.

I haven't been around at all lately due to a chock-full social life (doctor's appointments).  I haven't even been in the craft room in a couple of weeks.  I didn't want anyone to think I'd just dropped off the face of the earth though so thought I'd post this card I'd done several weeks ago.  Thanks for hanging in there with me and I'll be back to my old (young - HA!) self this week - hopefully!

Thanks for stopping by......