Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Guest Designer for The Male Room Challenge

I'm so excited to be the guest designer over at The Male Room Challenge where the theme is Feathers.  It's a fun challenge and all you have to do is follow the theme and make it masculine.

There are so many different directions you could go with the word "feathers" but I just went with a single little feather for my masculine card today. I used a very old stamp from Mark's Finest Papers.  This company is no longer in business but you can probably find some of the stamps on Ebay. I stamped the background feather in Hero Arts Shadow ink and then the Indians and sentiment in Obsidian from Altenew.  After that it was a matter of layering the image a couple of times with the black and white.  Some twine from May Arts was added last and then all was mounted on some textured white cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by........and keep smiling!


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Too Many Mice

 There are mice everywhere.  They love it outside, but you do realize that they like to come inside during the cooler weather.....EEP!

This cute set of mice stamps from Sunny Studio was given to me last year and I love using it paired with the wagon, pumpkins, and cheese.  I added a die for the grass, fence, and even some extra clouds over the already distressed background clouds.

We're due up for some cooler weather so I think it's safe to say we won't have any exploding pumpkins from the heat this week.  Gotta love that!  Surely fall actually can't be here now - but we can always hope I guess. 

I realize Thanksgiving is coming up and so is Christmas - and I haven't even started on Christmas cards.... but I'm not sure I'll be sending out too many this year either.  Decisions, decisions.  However, I did make one decision - I've decided to take a short (or long) break from blogging.  I have a few other things I want to do and maybe even try and concentrate enough on finishing a quilt or two.  So, I have one more card coming up on the November 1st next week and then I'll be missing in action for a while.  If I don't get back over here before Christmas, I hope everyone has a nice holiday.

Thanks for stopping by.......and keep smiling - always!

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Hearts and Hedgies

A really quick and simple little card here today with an image from Gerda Steiner Designs.  Cute little hedgie all bundled up for some cooler weather and keeping warm sipping on some coffee - or whatever makes him happy.  He may even have a Tito's and tonic hidden in that cup and is just fooling everyone with the latte sentiment!   He was colored in Copics and a couple of die cut hearts added.  A happy hedgie.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs for October- anything goes with a Gerda image.

Thanks for stopping by.......

Monday, October 16, 2023

Smelly Feet

 Nope, I don't have smelly feet (I don't think) but this little witch must have them!  Quick card for Halloween with some not-so-scary colors.  I used an old image and sentiment from The Alley Way Stamps (no longer in business) and a witches hat from Tim Holtz that was colored, cut out, and then popped up over the legs.  

Thanks for stopping by........and keep smiling!

Monday, October 9, 2023

Sweater Weather Coming Up

 We actually got a little bit of sweater weather for a couple of days.  It didn't hang around for long but was nice while it lasted.  As a celebration of our weather dropping all the way back down to the 80's, I give you this............

The stamp is from Gerda Steiner Designs (Pumpkin Mouse) and is as cute as can be.  I framed it out in a Mama Elephant die - cut out in blue gingham.  The image is colored in Copics and I did a little bit of masking to get the mouse in front of the pumpkins.  I felt like it needed a little something so added a couple of tiny white clouds.

I'll enter this in the October challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs (use a Gerda Steiner stamp)  

And......since I was already on a roll with fall and blue gingham, I colored another one and did it a little different. It was also lacking in something so I die cut a frame and the just used the corners.

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Monday, October 2, 2023

Falling Leaves

It's fall (somewhere) and the leaves are falling (somewhere) ....but not here!  Maybe soon - we're hoping for a little bit of cooler weather anyway.

This is so NOT me at all. Why I picked up black cardstock I have no idea and then to mount it on white.  Not sure where my mind was going at all but it all came out ok in the end I suppose.  I used an older die from (I think) Simon Says Stamp and then an even older sentiment stamp from Stampendous.  The gold cardstock is from My Favorite Things.  The reason I say it's really not me is because it seemed to take forever to make. I used distress inks and then die cut the tree numerous times, cut out all the tiny leaves AND those buds and then glued them back on the tree (and have I ever told you how I totally hate glue!), and then colored the trunk and branches in Copics.  It's mounted on gold and I gold embossed the sentiment.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Allsorts - Autumn Trees, Leaves and Berries

Thanks for stopping by...........and keep smiling!



Thursday, September 28, 2023

New Stuff

 I've been doing so good and not buying a whole bunch of new things since I already have tons of stuff and I won't live long enough to use it all.  However, every so often I just HAVE to make a purchase to give my life a little oomph.'s some oomph!

I follow a blog called My Pinkie is Inkie in Boxertown and have been drooling over the pre-printed paper she was using so what else could I do but go get some.  Check out her blog - beautiful cards!  Anyway, the paper is from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps and is gorgeous!  I already had this stamp from Blue Knight but paired with their paper really gives it that extra something special. 

I assume this is a coyote and if you've ever seen one out in the wild they're just usually pretty straggly looking - but this one is so majestic!  I guess it could be a wolf too.  It really doesn't matter because it's a great stamp!   

I'll enter this in the challenge at Allsorts - Four legged friends or anything goes....and Pammies Inky Pinkies - anything goes......and ..............Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by..........and keep smiling!

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Black and White

 Just a couple of black and white cards I did the other day.  I recently bought a black and white paper pack from My Favorite Things and felt like I had to use it.  Of course!

This first one is using my favorite Memory Box die.  Very simple and I used a small strip of some of the black and white patterned paper down the side.  I added some Nuvo drops and keep thinking I need more.

Second card -  the bird image is from Unity Stamps.  The background is a black plaid but you can barely see it in the photo as it looks more like a solid black.  Anyway.....It is what it is.  I was tempted to at least color the berries on that branch but at the last minute decided to leave it just like it was.  The white framing was a piece in my scrap box and it fit pretty good so figured I'd better use it.  

So, there you go.........nothing special but a couple of black and white cards

Thanks for stopping by...........and keep smiling!


Wednesday, September 20, 2023


 I'm dreaming of cooler weather around here.  All the Halloween decorations are out in the stores (as well as Christmas) and pumpkins are everywhere. If we put a pumpkin out on the front porch right now, it'd probably explode from the heat.  Ah....good old hot Texas weather.........but autumn will be here soon (or we may just go straight into winter).  But here you go with a card for autumn.....

The image is from Art Impressions and I've used watercolors on it.....along with some orange paper, twine, and a tiny "autumn" stamp. Super simple. 

I'll enter this in the challenge at Colorful Options - Outrageous Orange and the challenge at Art Impressions - Falling into Fall.

Thanks for stopping by...........and keep smiling!


Tuesday, September 12, 2023


 The challenge over at The Male Room is asking for leaves.  I thought long and hard trying to come up with a masculine card with leaves on it.  I've got all sorts of leaf dies but all were just too small for what I was thinking - so finally came up with this pretty embossing folder......not one of the new 3D ones, but a very old one from Provo Craft.  I used some Kraft card stock and some green patterned paper along with a bit of twine and a Simon Says Stamp "thanks" die.  A very simple card but that's ok because I think guys like it like that.

I'll enter this in The Male Room Challenge - Leaves.

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


Friday, September 8, 2023

Sunflower Season

 I had to look up when sunflower season was in Texas because we seem to have them in the spring, summer,  and also in the fall.  It appears the season is in September and October (learn something new every day) so I'm still safe posting a sunflower card I suppose.

I used a sunflower die from Simon Says Stamp - and also a sentiment from there too.  The background for the sunflower is a piece of paper done with alcohol inks from last year that I never knew what to do with after I got it done.  The sunflower was colored with distress inks. 

I'll enter this in the challenge at FarmQuest General Store Challenge - anything goes (sunflowers remind me of country living) 

Thanks for stopping by........and keep smiling!

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Time to Smile

 I really thought we were on the downhill side of summer since we started having temps that were only like 96 to 98 - and then blam.....up again to the 100's. Hot is hot I guess.  Oh well, winter will be here soon enough but in the meantime it's still summer and hot..........

This goes to show I don't know what I'm doing about half the time.  I've had this card in my mind for several weeks and knew exactly what it would look like when it finished.  I started working on it and got all the little seahorses, bubbles, anchor, etc on there and blah!  Just boring no matter what I did --- so I added a fish from Rubbermaker!  I used all sorts of stuff on the background - Frost White Ink, Maymade Made it stamps (that I won from Brenda recently), Oxides, Perfect name it and it's on there (which is totally not me!).  I even Googled seahorses to see kinda what colors they'd be and they can actually be all sorts of colors.  So I used some distress inks on them and then off-set them to give a little dimension.   The "netting" is from some packaging for avacado's. I attemped to color that more of a neutral color and it wasn't happening. I just HAD to add that little fish though - I mean, why not!  Right?  Gave it a little pizzaz anyway and a smile to take you into the weekend...... 

Thanks for stopping by......and keep smiling!


Tuesday, August 29, 2023

A Bit of White - and Guess Who

 Another very simple card using an embossing folder from Simon Says Stamp (Wildflowers).  It was my intention to maybe use some distress inks over the raised part of this but I just couldn't see messing up something already so pretty.  I love this embossing folder.  It didn't say it was a 3D folder but the embossed area is raised up pretty good on here.  I also sprayed it with a little water before embossing so that may have helped some. The sentiment is a very old one from Stampin' Up.

I completely forgot but National Dog Day was on Saturday - and since I haven't posted a picture of Rambo lately, here you go.  He's aging a little bit faster now (aren't we all) but still gets those bursts of energy at times.  

Thanks for stopping by.........and keep smiling!

Saturday, August 26, 2023

It's A Daisy

 All the flowers around here are looking pretty ratty now.  It's just been a really hot summer but thankfully we're on the downhill side of that (hopefully) - and fall is around the corner. I even saw mums for sale at the store the other, I didn't buy any.  For one thing, it's still too hot - and also....I kill them pretty quick. about a daisy card instead!  

I used a die from Simon Says Stamp and a pre-made strip sentiment....with a bit of distressing on the diecut and also the background.  Not sure why in the world I used pink for that background but they were the colors I grabbed so there you go.

Thanks for stopping by..........and keep smiling!


Monday, August 21, 2023


 Not real sure what I'm celebrating here - if anything - but I do have a card today, so maybe that's the celebration.  

I've been watching I realize that's sorta like looking at Pinterest.  You see all these wonderful things everyone does and think "I can do that too" and then you don't.   Anyway,  I was watching one of the Youtube videos the other day where they were using all kinds of washi tape.  So, hey......I can do that!  They were mainly using  the big wide ones but of course I don't have any of those but I do have a little cigar box with the skinny ones in it so I hauled that out to see what I could do.  (Note - No, I don't smoke cigars but those little boxes with the flip lids are wonderful to hold all sorts of treasures!)

So, here's my take using the washi tape.  Super simple card, washi strips, and a celebrate die...........

Thanks for stopping by............and keep smiling!

Monday, August 7, 2023

What's Happening

If you've followed my blog for a while you already know a few things about me - one of them being that I love frogs.  Yes, I do!  The real ones are pretty cute but they're especially cute when they're on a card.  

This one is from Unity and I love the dreamy look in those eyes.  I don't have a dreamboat to send this too anymore - unless I can find George Clooney's address - so, I just used the "Sup" sentiment from the set of stamps and I guess I'll be sending this to my brother - not a very good substitute for George but he'll have to do!    I also used a wave type stencil from Newton's Nook in the background and then mounted him on a circle die of scrap polka dot paper.  

I'll enter this in the challenges at The Male Room (dots and/or stripes - polka dot circle and wavy stripes) and Critter Crazy Challenges (anything goes with a critter).

Thanks for stopping by..........and keep smiling!


Monday, July 31, 2023

A Real Quickie

 This is probably one of the quickest cards ever made.  Brenda, over at Friends Craftin' With Friends posted a card the other day where she swiped mini ink cubes across the paper and then added this gorgeous die......go take a look at her card as it's a beauty. 

 Anyway........I needed a sympathy card and I usually always do a "thinking of you" card instead and even those are so hard for me to do.  So, I took a friends advice and did a super quickie CASE because I need to get it in the mail this afternoon!  

I swiped three colors with the mini distress ink pads, stamped a Technique Tuesday flower image, and added a Sugar Pea Design sentiment........done deal and it's headed to the post office!  This is a very poor CASE of Brenda's card but like I said - I needed something fast!

Thanks for stopping by...........and keep smiling!


Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Going With the Flow

 It appears the stores are already putting out stuff for Fall and Halloween - and I even saw Christmas ribbon at Costco last week!  Much too hot to even think about things like this but like it or not, it's coming.........So, keeping up with the way things are happening I'm here to give you a Halloween card today.  (Note:  I'm also keeping up the frenzy over the Barbie movie and added a bit of pink on my card too)!  

I'll enter this in the challenge at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge (mood board or anything goes....and I did the anything goes).

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

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Sweet Days of Summer's the sweet days of summer.  However, if you live in Texas or some of the other states around here,  it's called the "hot days of summer".....and hot it is too!  So, to "cool" things off a bit I thought I'd make a card with this cute little mouse from Newton's Nook hugging that flower.  Even as hot as it is we still have flowers blooming.  I haven't seen any mice hugging them just yet though.

I used one of the images from the Garden Mice set from Newton's Nook stamps...colored in Copics and then mounted on a small piece of patterned paper, with a tiny white frame added.  All of this is mounted on a piece of textured white cardstock.  Now this is where you have to use your imagination because the patterned paper is such a pretty green color - just a bit lighter than the greenery in the image - however, the camera just won't pick up that color good no matter what I do.  

I'll enter this in the challenges at:  Inky Paws Challenge - Summer Lovin',  CAS on Friday - CAS with design paper, and  Allsorts - Anything goes or Mood Board (I used the pink flower the mood board as inspiration.)

Thanks for stopping by..........and keep smiling!



Thursday, July 13, 2023


 Ok, I realize that "howdy-hoe" is probably a little corny - but if you say it a couple of times you'll start laughing no matter what!  Nothing like a little smile or laugh to start the day........

We're going down on the farm here..........
The Mr. and Ms. are from Art Impressions and I have to smile looking at them.  It reminds me of Jim and I when we had a huge garden....we're talking like 75 tomato plants, row after row of green beans, mounds of squash.....and everything in between.  Lots of work but it sure tasted good.  Now, I have a raised bed area with one tomato plant, about 10 green bean plants, and 3 they're all dead from the heat in Texas.  We've been in a heat wave that just won't let up for some reason.  

I'll enter this in the challenge at FarmQuest General Store - anything goes country and the anything goes challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.

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


Monday, July 10, 2023



Due to lack of room, I drag out stamps I want to use and then usually put them away after I use them so my desk isn't cluttered all the time.  Now, if I wasn't lazy, I could go look up and see where this stamp is from but......Well.....I'm sure you understand.  Anyway, they're big sunflowers and I watercolored them.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday (and the reason I know that is because I haven't put that set away yet).    

There you have it and hope you're having a bright and sunny day.

Thanks for stopping by......and keep smiling!


Thursday, July 6, 2023

2nd Mess

 I called that card I did last week my first mess - here's the second one.  Not my usual style at all but it's always good to try something new too I suppose.  

As far as what I did........whew!  I had "stuff" all over my desk and I know it ended up taking several hours to make this.....Like I said - not my deal at all.  Anyway........I used several colors of Oxides for the background, stenciled in some stars with texture paste, stamped a couple of different "whatevers" on the background, added more of the stamped die cut shapes like I did on the last card, and the cut out the image from AALL and Create and popped it up on the card.  The image was colored in Copics and I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the dress.  

In comparison - this is more me.  It looks VERY plain compared to the other card but whatever........I will still have two birthday cards to send out when needed!

Thanks for stopping by...........and keep smiling!

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Happy 4th

 Happy July 4th.  If you celebrate that day I hope it's a good one.  If you don't celebrate it, have a good day anyway! 

I used a very, very old Stampin' Up stamp, colored with Stampin' Up markers, some design paper from my stash, and a bit of twine.

Thanks for stopping by...........and keep smiling!


Thursday, June 29, 2023

Way Out of the Box

 I've always been those that will try anything at least once.....for the most part anyway.  Some of the things have been pretty wild - especially when I was younger - but that's a whole other story.  

So, anyway,  when Brenda over at Friends Craftin' with Friends did her last post, I just had to try what she did....(nothing wild at all but very pretty - go over and take a look).  So, I watched the video by Lou Collins to kinda see what to do like Brenda did.  

All I can say is holy moley!  This is so not me at all.  I gathered up whatever I thought I could use which wasn't much since I'm more of a CAS type person.......but I actually dug deep enough and found some things to use.  Now, don't ask what all it was but my desk was completely covered in "stuff".  I used some Oxides, embossing paste, stamps, die cuts, sentiments, and whatever.........

Do I like sure.  I think it's something that would have to grow on me since it's not my usual style.  However, since I had all the "stuff" out I went ahead and actually made another card and will post it next week.  Something different anyway.  

Thanks for stopping by.........and keep smiling!

Monday, June 26, 2023

Remembering Brass Stencils

 Does anyone remember the brass stencils from many moons ago - or better yet, does anyone still use them!  I'd forgotten all about them and the other day I was searching for something else and found a handful that someone had given me so long ago.  I may have used this one before but it's been a long time, so......

I used some distress inks on the stencil for the deer - added that panel to some Christmas patterned paper I had in my stash,  cut a circle piece of Vellum and used the same distress ink on it to give it a tint of the blue, and then added the snowflake and pearl. 

I've been trying to use more of what I already have instead of buying new things - but it's so hard with all the pretty stamps, embossing folder, etc. to buy now......but ........ I find something like this brass stencil and remember it really can make a nice card too..

I'll enter this in challenge at Rudolph Days (anything Christmas).

Thanks for stopping by...........and keep smiling! 

Thursday, June 22, 2023

The Bird

 I'm giving my son the bird..........

What's not to love about this crazy bird from Katzeldraft!  I did a little stenciling with some distress inks and colored him with Copics....added some googly eyes, twine, and a sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp) that says it all.  Several years ago we all decided that the only one getting birthday gifts would be the grandchildren so my two kids don't get a birthday gift and neither do I.....the card is the gift (and not even any money included)!

Thanks for stopping by..........and keep smiling!


Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Laugh - Don't Laugh

 These you can laugh at..........While I had that Stampin' Up set out the other day with the cat I decided to make a bookmark using it and also one of the other stamps in that set.  Just something to laugh at while reading a book.  I used watercolors on the bowl and cherries.  

These you're not allowed to laugh at..........I've been trying to free hand a little bit with watercolors.  VERY much so a beginner but it's kinda fun to at least try something different.   The stamped sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by.............and keep smiling!

Friday, June 9, 2023


As I was stamping this sentiment I couldn't help but laugh out loud.  A tradition at one of the universities in Texas is that every time you pass someone walking on campus, you say "howdy".  Now most Texans really don't speak this way, but if you go to that university, that's how you greet each other.  I really shouldn't say anything bad about it though since my son graduated from there.  It still seems a little strange -  but whatever.......

This card was VERY different for me (and I really don't know if I even like it).   I'm not even sure why I'm posting it since when I make a card that I don't like I usually just toss it in the trash and move on.   It's not awful by any means but I just feel like it needs something added to give it more oomph.   Any ideas?   Then again, maybe it's just different from something I would normally do.  

Anyway...... I had colored the little girl from My Favorite Things in Copics and she was sitting on my desk.  Then I started coloring the background from Blue Knight in watercolors thinking of another card to do.  For some reason I put the little girl on top of the scene and she just seemed to fit perfect.  The sentiment is also from My Favorite Things. 

I'll enter this in the challenge at Farm Quest General Store -  Anything Goes country 

Thanks for stopping by.........and keep smiling!

Monday, June 5, 2023

Just a Mouse

 Very simple card today.......Just a little mouse hugging a mushroom.  Or maybe he's peeking around it looking for more mice.......Whatever.........He's from Newton's Nook and is colored in Copics.  Done deal!

Is this not the shortest post ever!

Thanks for stopping by.........and keep smiling!

Friday, May 26, 2023

Same but Different

 Quick post using an image and sentiment from Unity Stamps.  VERY simply - and pretty much the same but slightly different too.

Like I said - same but slightly different........and super quick and easy too but think they'll make cute/nice note cards to send out.

I'm going to be missing in action for a few days but will be back around next week and try and catch up on all the blogs next week.  Have a nice weekend.............

Thanks for stopping by..........and keep smiling (just like the sentiment says)!

Sunday, May 21, 2023


 I'm popping in with a card for Farm Quest General Store Challenge where I've been asked to be the guest designer for the day!  Yeehaw!  What an honor.  This is a fairly new challenge and is so much fun.  There's still time to enter for this current challenge so check it out!

I got a little bit country here - since that's always the theme of the challenge!  I've used two images from Art Impressions, colored in Copics, cut out, and then mounted on a oval die cut of patterned paper.  All  of this was mounted on the wood looking background paper and then the sentiment was stamped with a very old one from Close to My Heart.  Of course I just had to add that small die cut star and a bit of twine.

Head on over to the Farm Quest General Store Challenge Blog, check out all the rules for the Anything Goes card or project, and join in on the fun!

You probably have to be old for this one - but I can still remember the flying horse (Pegasus) like in the above picture for Magnolia oil company.  Every time I'd peddle my bicycle to town I'd pass the "filling station" where the horse sat on top of the building and I thought it was so cool.  Yes, we called gas stations filling stations back in the day!  

Thanks for stopping by.........and keep smiling!

Thursday, May 18, 2023

My First Heart-iversary!

 No card today and this post is actually mainly for me!   In a couple of days it'll be my very first heart-iversary and I'm so thankful I'm here to write about it.  I'm thankful to be alive and feel each and every day now is a blessing.  Deep breath.........

Last year in April I went in for my annual physical type deal feeling on top of the world!  I hadn't been sick, no crazy symptoms of any kind, and was in top notch health - or so I thought.  They ran an EKG since I hadn't had one in about (cough) 10 years and they didn't like what they saw.  Next step was the cardiologist.  Long story short ...........

After a couple of tests I was scheduled for an angiogram.  He didn't even get half way through that and threw my butt into a room saying they were going to do open heart surgery/bypass first thing in the morning!  Ugh!  This wasn't sounding good!  Too long to go into all the details but I had open heart surgery/triple bypass that next morning, was in ICU for 16 days due some weird (and very scary) complications, in a rehab facility for two weeks, back home, and then in an outpatient rehab for three months.  

It was a very long road to travel - and still is.  There are really good days and really dark days.  The dark days are the ones where I have to force myself to get up out of bed and move.   Well, DUH!!!!  Of course, some days are dark......I mean come on.......They go in and saw your sternum apart, termporarily stop the heart, slice your leg open to get all kinds of cute little extra veins or something, do all kinds of weird things with that to repair the heart, get your heart beating once again, wire you back up.... and say you're good to go!  Lordy me - but so amazing! The good days are starting to outnumber the bad days a little bit now so that's good I guess.   

It's just a very special time for me so, I'm celebrating for the next few days - and as long as I can after that too!    One day at a time........ but for now.......the beat goes on..........

Thanks for stopping by........and keep smiling!  



Monday, May 15, 2023

Cats and Hairballs

Rambo would be very upset if he knew I was posting a picture of a cat.  To him, cats are to be chased and barked at - kinda like a squirrel ....although when he was really little, his best friend was our cat named Black (such an original name).    
Anyway, this is a very old stamp from Stampin' Up.  I had this out the other day working on a different card and every time I'd look at this I'd start laughing.  It's very simple I know but with a sentiment like this you really don't need to do much else for the card.

The Alphabet Challenge is C - for cat - and I'll enter it in their challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by........and keep smiling!


Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Too Many Froggers

 For some reason - and not just because I really like frogs - I ordered several sets of frog stamps lately.  So.....get ready because you may be seeing lots of frogs in the next month or so.  Frogs really are cute little guys.  Maybe not if you don't like them, but I do.  They feel all squishy and just fun.  Rambo actually hates the little devils. One spit in his eye several years ago and his entire eye swelled up and shut.  He wasn't a happy little dog at all!  Anyway............  

Here's a couple using stamps from Aall & Create (sentiments from Art Impressions).  

On this first one I used some background wavy paper from Paper Studio and then some polka dot vellum.  On the circle I lightly stamped some marks with an old SU stamp, added the sentiment, and tucked in some flowers on the side.  I'll enter this in the challenge over at Sketch Saturday (sketch).

This second one.........ah.......he kinda looks like he's walking on water.  Who even knows what I thought I was doing on this one.  I used a stencil from Newton's Nook for the waves and then perched him on top of them.....why? - I really can't answer that one!  He really does look like I feel on a lot of days though.

Thanks for stopping by........and keep smiling!

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Oh Pooh!

 Winnie the Pooh that is!  What's not to love about little Pooh - and Piglet too.  I had to splurge not too long ago and got a couple of the Pooh stamps from Unity - and do love them.  They're just so much fun to look at.  This one was colored in Copics and then mounted on some Unity patterned paper.  The sentiment is from Newton's Nook.  I haven't used pearls on anything in a long time and they just looked cute on here so I slapped a few of those on there.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Pammies Inky Pinkies - anything goes
Thanks for stopping by ........and keep smiling!

Monday, May 1, 2023

Birthday Girl

 I think I only have one birthday for someone coming up this month so I went ahead and made a card for her.  I'm so good at making the cards and yet so bad at mailing them.  Sometimes if I have a bunch to do for the month I'll mail them all on the first no matter what day their birthday is.  Pretty awful I know.  I'm really going to try and time this one though so it's received on her actual birthday (as if that could really happen with the postal system)!  

The image is from All Dressed Up (Country Girl) and I've colored it in Copics.  I did a little sponging with distress inks in the background, adding in the sky, and then framed it with a My Favorite Things die.  The patterned paper is from Unity.  

I'll enter this in the challenge at All Dressed Up (anything goes with an All Dressed Up image). 

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