Saturday, December 8, 2018

Inspiration Challenge

The inspiration challenge at SCS has us visiting The Incredible Christmas Place website.  When I saw this adorable ice skate ornament, it reminded me of all the skating I did as a young girl.
And I remember always having pom poms on my skates that were always polished once a week. 

I've had this skate die cut for a while and knew it was perfect for the challenge.  I used diamond dust under the skates to resemble ice.

I am also entering this card for the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
a2z scrapbooking - Winter Wonderland
The 12 Months of Christmas -  Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thinking of You

I made this card for the challenge sketch at SCS.

I made the background using a mix of shaving cream and re-inkers.  Love using this technique and love the outcome each time I try it.  I added glitter and pearls to the die cut dragonfly.

I will also enter this in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Joyous Noel

I think I'm addicted to making Christmas cards.  I can't seem to stop making them even though I don't need them.  Maybe it's this Tim Holtz Festive Greens die cut set that I love using.
I used Gold Stickles to add some shine to a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock under my die cut corner.  It's a gloomy day so it didn't really picture well.
The Poinsettia was  cut three times and adhered with dimensional foam.  I used Nuvo Crystal Drops for the center of the Poinsettia.
The sentiment was computer generated.

I have entered this at 613 Avenue Create Challenge - Anything Goes with a Christmas Twist.

Thanks so much for looking.

Friday, November 16, 2018

SCS Challenge Cards

 Thursday's Ways To Use It Challenge at SCS, make a mess, use splatter on our cards.  I used watercolor paints to draw the lines and to make my splatters.  And, I had a piece of drywall tape which I sponged over in navy ink.   I added the paper flowers and thread.

 Wednesday was sketch day.  I used die cuts on this and printed out a small piece of sheet music.  Added a burlap heart and attached the button.

 Teapot Tuesday at SCS.  Our cards are being sent to Canada to a woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She loves plants and flowers but also loves the mountains and beaches.  Although the challenge was to use plants and flowers on our creations, I went with a mountain and water scene.  I love this waterfront set from Stampin' Up!

 For the CAS challenge at SCS, we were asked to use blocks of color on our cards.  I initially wanted to use three different colors but somehow ended up with this, which I liked.  

Thanks so much for looking. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Fall Thank You

It's a dark, dreary day here today.  Good day to stay in and hibernate in my craft room.   I made this card for the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Autumn
CAS on Sunday - Fall
Daring Cardmakers - Glitter
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - Inspiration Picture

 Thanks so much for looking.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Little Red Hiding Hood

The theme for this month's Fan Club Gallery at Splitcoaststampers is Once Upon A Time.  I found this adorable image online.  It's a sketch done by Jim Harris.  I colored her with watercolor paints, and put together a little forest scene with "grandma's" house.  I'm pleased with how it came out.

I have also entered this at:
Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Outdoors/Nature
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Tag With Glitter

I had the opportunity to attend the Scrapbook Expo in Marlborough, MA in September.  There was so much to see.  It was fun to watch the exhibitors making sample cards.  There were a lot of creations using glitter, which I really liked.  So I purchased a variety of colors and the accessories I needed.

I made this tag using a leaf die cut and glitter.  I attached the paper to a double side adhesive and die cut the leaf, peeled away the adhesive backing and poured several different colors of  glitter.  I really like the outcome.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Make a tag
Alsorts Challenge Blog - Use leaves
Crafty Calendar - Autumn
Crafty Friends - Use two different dies
Dare 2-B Artzy - Fall
Dragonfly Dreams - Autumn Colors

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I'm Back

I can't believe it has been six months since I last posted anything on my blog.  A lot has happened since last April.

Our eleven year old Golden Retriever, Kaden lost his battle with liver cancer on May 31st.  It was such a major loss, and what a void not having him around.  We got another Golden pup named Bryer.  He's a little more high strung then Kaden was, but we love him just the same.

I was asked to be a member of the Dirty Dozen Design Team on Splitcoaststampers last April for a duration of six months.  It was such fun and a true honor.  At the same time, I was asked to be on the design team for the weekly sketch challenges on Splitcoast.  That lasted six months as well.  The time flew by.  So I thought I would share some of the cards that I made as a member of the design teams.

Thanks so much for looking. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Going Neutral Sketch

 This card I made for today's Wednesday Sketch Challenge at SCS.  I went with my usual neutral colors and fabrics that I so love using. Added a flower that I don't usually do but love it with the corduroy button.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018


I have wanted to learn how to watercolor for a long time.  I see so many beautiful cards with watercolor backgrounds, so I registered for online classes.  Still working on the first class which happens to be backgrounds.  On this card, I tried the ombre technique.   I then printed a silhouette image over the watercolor and added a sentiment.  Easy peasy,  but I like how this looks.  Baby steps!!:)

I have entered this card at Creates and Makes - anything goes.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Dude Card

The Free 4 All challenge at SCS is to make a "dude" card.  Can never have too many masculine cards to keep on hand.  I didn't add a sentiment to this yet as I'm not sure who the recipient will be.

I will enter this at the CCEE Stampers challenge, to use plaid,
2 Crafty Critter Crazies, to use a critter.
Crafty Animals, anything goes.

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Birthday Wishes

I was asked to join the SCS Sketch Challenge Design Team for the next six months.  I was thrilled to be asked and looking forward to the challenges.

My first card for the challenge on April 4th, I went with a peaceful water scene.

For this card, I sponged the scene with blue, green and brown ink.  Stamped the images and added three gold brads.  I really like how it turned out, and would love to be there right now:)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018


The blizzard we had here in Massachusetts pretty much closed the state down.  A perfect day to stay home and craft.

The Paper Player's challenge is to use shades of pink.  Normally, I'm not much of a "pink person".  Maybe all this snow has me wishing for spring so pink is perfect.  This little bunny image was found on an online digital coloring book page.  I think it's cute. 


I will also link this card to the challenge at Animal Friends, Easter theme with an animal,  the challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps, Easter/Spring and the Let's Craft and Create, anything goes option Easter.

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For the challenge at SCS, we are to make a card with with a "wee thing" on it.  What is smaller than a sweet little fairy.  I masked the moon and sponged colors on white card stock. Then stamped images around the sides.  The fairy and toadstool, that I found online were printed on last. 

Since there is pink on my card, I will enter this at The Paper Players.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Thinking of You

Another Sunday at SCS, another featured stamper.  This week is Denise a.k.a. Visa Visa.  She has a bright, beautiful gallery full of awesome creations.  This is the card of hers that I chose to CASE (copy).
At least three changes had to be made.  I changed the flowers, the colors, the sentiment and the layout.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Inspiration Challenge

 It is time for another inspiration challenge at SCS.  The website chosen is Global Handmade Hope, unique fair trade gifts handmade by artisans around the world.  I picked this vase made in Nicaragua.

I will also enter this card at the Anything Goes challenges at Creative Fingers, Crafting With Friends and Simply Papercraft.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Die Cut Words

The challenge at CCEE is to use die cut words.  I die cut each letter in the word "happy" four  times and layered them.   I found the ship image online.  This isn't actually a card since it's bigger than normal, it's more like a post card.

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Bleach Stamping

The Ways to Use It challenge at SCS is to stamp our images using bleach on colored card stock.  I have never tried this technique before but I like the outcome. I used a Stampin' Up image from the Asian Artistry stamp set.

My sketch is from the Cheerful Sketches Challenge.

 I will also enter this at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge and A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge, both anything goes.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Just A Note

I'm so excited to have been asked to join a Sketch Challenge Design Team but I'm not talking right now:)
My card today is for the sketch challenge at Paper Craft Challenge.   I absolutely love this sketch.

 I used a little fabric and I used a tiny bit of patterned paper  so I'm going to enter this into the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

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I used the sketch for today's challenge at SCS.

The digital image is from Beccy's Place, and colored with chalk pencils.  I used the Sizzix framelits die for the "Thanks" and the Spellbinders Curved dies for the border.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Beccy's Place - Use her image
Cuttlebug Mania -  Die Cuts, Ribbon & Bows
Die Cuttin' Divas - Die Cut, Use Green
Through the Craft Room Door -Anything Goes

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