Wednesday, May 27, 2015

With Love and Sympathy

I wanted to play along with the latest Lawnscaping Challenge, Try a New Technique. Since I recently added Zig Clean Color Real Brushes to my stash, I thought I would try them out.  Let me first tell you though that when it comes to watercolors, I am hopeless! Try as I might, I'm just never satisfied. To create today's card I used a mask to create the floral focal point and stamped it with Petite Florals and added a butterfly from the Critters in the 'Burbs stamp set and its companion Lawn Cuts. Lastly the sentiment is from Scripty Sayings.  After creating my card, I feel more confident!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bringing Back Sexy!

I hope you had a terrific Memorial Day weekend, and as a public service announcement, here's a reminder for you that until Labor Day, it's safe to wear your white shoes without fear of being stopped by the fashion police! But now it's time to get back to the business at hand and that business is Bringing Back Sexy! I don't want to do this all by myself but if I must, I will! So all you sexy senior citizens reach for those grannie panties and uplifting bras then wear them with pride! If you really want to mix it up, throw them in a load of wash with a new purple towel!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Buggin Out

Today's card features the Buggin Out stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps! Hopefully by now this fun card is in the hands of the young woman that operated the light board during the show! Without her masterful hand, the actors would have performed in the dark! I say bravo to her for a job very well done!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Apple Blossom Birds

Today's card features Apple Blossom Birds and I am entering it The Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge that From the Heart hosts every month.  I think it is so generous that From the Heart provides me with a free image each month to play in their challenge! Definitely a win-win for me!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Wow! Its hard to believe I haven't posted in over a week but I've been busy enjoying my time at the theater! Now that the show has closed sniff-sniff,  hopefully I can back to my routine of creating and sharing what I've made with you.  For my card today I used the Penny Black clear stamp set Good Day! Seems like time off hasn't changed my love for critters!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Let the Cat Out of the Bag

Hello, hello! I wanted to share the card I made for Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge. Today is the last day to enter the challenge so I better get it done. To create the card I used the fun Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set. In my opinion you cannot have too many cute critters stamps, I love them all and always want more!

Below is a picture of my Newton, a/k/a Henry O' Chestercat! He often helps me make cards but when it comes time to take a picture in my DIY light box, he's always the director!

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Tweet Thank You

Thanks so much for hanging in there with me! Its been crazy busy! My youngest daughter is a cast member of The Addams Family, a ridiculously funny musical and I am helping back stage! But for someone that has a confirmed 8 o'clock bedtime, going to bed after midnight six nights in a row is putting the hurts on me, big time! But I love the theater and I'm so glad to be part of all the magic that can only happen in live theater.

My card today features one of the stamps from Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz.  All of the birds in this set makes me laugh, which is a very healthy exercise!

Monday, April 27, 2015

You Brighten My Life

Hello! Long time no posts! Last week was a busy time at my house and this week doesn't look much better! So thank you for stopping back!

I created today's card so I could play along with the Lawnscaping Challenge, a sketch.  I used Lets Polka papers die cut with Spring Showers, Grassy Border, Sweater Weather and Critters in the 'Burbs Lawn Cuts.  The pup is from the Critters in the 'Burbs stamp set and the sentiment is from the Life is Good stamp set.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mommy and baby

Have you hugged your baby bear today? I did when I created today's card and used the mommy and baby bear stamp from the Bear Hugs set from Mama Elephant! 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Make a Wish

Jennifer McGuire posted a video on how to make this card. I love watching her videos and she always makes it seem so easy but I have history of fails. For a change, the results from watching this video, actually worked!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hamlet Piglet Being Shy

Once again I am playing along with From the Heart Community Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge that features the adorable Hamlet Piglet Being Shy.  Who can resist an opportunity to play with a pig especially as cute as Hamlet!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Holy Cow!

Holy Cow another birthday! Yes friends, there is a birthday in the house and its not mine but a super wonderful friend who hails from Texas! Happy birthday you and many more!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Wish Big

A very sweet friend of mine that I love to pieces is about to celebrate a birthday this week!! In her honor, I thought I would start the celebration now! Happy birthday dear friend, you know who you are!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Oh Beans

The current Lawnscaping Challenge is Dimension so to play along I first created a frame using a Cranberry Notecard cut with the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables. The kidney beans are actually jelly beans from the Eggstra Special Easter stamp set and cut with the matching Eggstra Special Easter Lawn Cuts. I cut two tags with the Tag, You're It Lawn Cut and inked one to match the beans then added a sentiment to the other tag with the Milo's ABCs stamps. I gotta tell you that by the time I was done making this card, I was craving a bowl of chili and I don't even like kidney beans!