Thursday, February 26, 2015

3-D Window Card

Good Morning All

Hope everyone is having a great week.  Boy, I tell yea, last week was a total disaster for me as far as creating a card.  My best friend's daughter (the one I made the tea party card for) also invited me to her party.  I had this great idea, but everything I touched (trying to make it) turned to...well let's just say "very brown"  Needless to say, I didn't get one finished for her. We did find out she is having a little boy, and I have 5 months to get it done.

This card came together fairly easy.  I had a few bumps, but managed to get it done.  It's a card that for my mother's doctor.  She had a total hop replacement, and this guy did a fabulous job, so she wanted a thank you card with flowers.  I got my inspiration from one of my new favorite blogs (Kittie Kraft).  She does some amazing 3-D cards, and although I couldn't do the tiny winy flowers like she does (not yet anyway), I managed to come up with something I was fairly happy with.

The window was cut out using my cameo, and although you probably can't see it, I added some molding around the window with my score board.  The flowers came from Beary Wishes (I love that place), and the papers were from my scrap folders, so I don't know where they came from.  I used both promarkers and copics on the flowers, and that's about it.

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I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Outlawz Monday Greeting Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons Dies and/or Punches
Inspiration Destination Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge Blog Spring Forward
Add A Little Dazzle Anything Goes

In case you missed it, I have a free stamp available til the end of February.  Just click on the free link at the top of the page.

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day and stopping by.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Teapot Shaped Card

It Warms My Heart

Hey everybody!  Hope it's a great day for you.  I'm lov'n this Florida weather today.  It's a gorgeous day, and is suppose to get up to the mid 70's.

Ok, so on to my card.  This card was made for my most specialist friend, for her to give to her daughter, and I have to tell you I created quite the challenge for myself.  The card had to have these 3 elements; a teapot, tiffany blue, and is for a baby reveal.  Her daughter loves tea parties and tiffany blue, and is having a little get together to share her "ultrasound" image of her baby. 

I probably would have been okay had I not asked what her favorite color  At any rate, I enjoyed seeing it come together (after, and here's what we have. 

The flower stamp is from Beary Wishes.  I just found them, and you should stop by, she has some really cute stamps.  I used my new Cameo Silhouette for the teapot shape, cutting around the roses, and my little heart.  I made the little rose bouquet spray from scratch, and this time I used all Copics.

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Thanks so very much for taking the time out of your day, and stopping by.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Outlaws Friday's Color; For a friend
All Sorts Love is all around
Di's Digi Challenge Include a heart
Avenue 613 Anything Goes (Bingo twist)
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Have a heart
Pile It On Use a bow
Scribble and Scrap Anything goes and SALE!
That Crafty Place Anything Goes

PS.  In case you  missed it, I have a free stamp available until the end of February.  Just click on the "free" link just under my page banner.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Good day everyone!
This was one of my favorite stamps from DDS, and I thought what a perfect time to offer it. 

Just go to my "free" page to get your copy, and let all your friends know.  All I ask is that you follow my TOU on my free page.

Be sure to stop back by.  I'd love to see what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope it's a great day!!

Available until the end of February

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Bugs & Kisses

Hey everybody,

It's hard to believe that I've been away from crafting as long as I have.  I didn't realize how much I had missed it until I started working on this card.  It says in the bible that "we all experience pretty much the same things at some point in our lives", so you all know what it feels like to loose your mojo. I started on this card over a week ago...I know right.  I guess I just had to get those creative gears good and oiled.  Talk about feeling like all  Plus, my craft room was just in a mess, so I had to get it cleaned first.

Now I did get to buy a new toy (in the process of making this card).  I got a Silhouette Cameo, and I'm just having a blast with it.  I will say that learning the machine and program was part of the reason I took so long on the card, and I have to thank my good friend Karen for helping me.   

The image is by Mo Manning, and is call end of summer, and I was inspired to make this design by Kittie Caracciolo and I have to tell you, if you don't visit her blog, you are surely missing out!  This card is nothing compared to her talents, plus she has some pretty amazing tutorials.

Now I realize this is not your typical card for this time of year, but the sweet lady I made this for needed some cheering up, so I wanted to stay with bright and cherry colors.  The Flower (except for the small bud), leaves, card base, and inside matts were all made with the Silhouette Cameo, and the trim on the outside frame was made with a Martha Stewart punch.  The papers and embellishments all came from Michaels. 

Last, I have to apologize for my photo shooting.  I never seem to quite get it right, and on this one the yellow is much prettier than the image shows.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I look forward to catching up with all of you.

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Inside of Card

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I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

A Gem of A Challenge Lots of Layers
4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes
Mo's Digital Challenge Anything Goes
Outlawz Thursday's Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Try something new
The Paper Shelter Lots of Layers
Penny's Challenges Anything Goes
Digi Galore Anything Goes

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Thank You

Hey Everybody,

Boy I tell yeah, it seems like forever since I last made a card.  I actually started to make one over a month ago, but got side tracked when ALL my dogs got sick.  I'll make a long story short, and just tell you that I fostered a dog that (unknown to me) had Kennel Cough.  If you've never experienced this...take warning!  It's a long hard road that is expensive and heart wrenching to see your little fur babies go through. 

All that being said, I can't even tell you how many trips to my vets I made and all the girls and the wonderful vets were totally there for my babies.  Needless to say, I decided to make a card for them.

The stamp is a Mo Manning, and I got it way back.  I had no idea what the occasion would be at the time, but when I went searching through my stamps to make them a thank you card, I knew it was perfect.  I colored it with my Promarkers, and most everything is from my stash, with the except of the little button which came from 36 Flair.

Thanks for taking the time out of your day and stopping by.

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I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Doodle Pantry Anything Goes w/ Digi
Outlaws Anything Goes w/ Alcohol markers

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Hi Everyone,
I know it's been forever in a day since I've been on blogger, but (in addition to a full plate) I kinda got burned out on card crafting and needed to just walk away for a bit.  Plus, I had some things I needed to focus "fully" on in order to move ahead.  As some of you know I've been trying to build a new career as a dog groomer, which is where 80% off ALL my time has been.   I've been studying like crazy, upgrading my tools (sometimes you're only as good as your tools), and am now working on an album for customers to view at the shop. 
All that being said, here is the start of the (digital) photo album I'm working on.  Thanks for stopping by hand having a looksee.  I'm starting to get that "want to card craft" feeling again, so I'll BBS crafting.
Miss you all, and talk to you soon..  HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Very Full Plate

Hi Everyone,

Life is pretty full right now.  As some of you know, Mr. Bugs (my 21 year old horse) has been having problems with his upper respiratory and throat.  Because of this, I've had to change the way I leave him in the pasture.  A lot of short periods and then back in his stall under a cool fan.  This means more work for me, but that's okay. 

My work (which I love) has also become very busy.  Grooming is very gratifying, but also very physically demanding and can be stressful.  After work there's dinner to get ready and then clean up, and then evening chores that you have on a farm.

It's still up in the air, but my FIL may be moving in with us, and I'll be helping take care of him as well.  Needless to say, I won't be crafting near as much as I would like, and it will more than likely be on the back burner more than not.  Thanks for understanding if I don't get around to see everyone, but know that I do get to admire your work through Bloglovin.


Monday, July 15, 2013

Anything Goes at TTCRD

Hey Everybody,
Hope all is well, and that everyone is enjoying the summer.  It's been crazy busy for me the last few weeks, but most of it in a good way. 

This week at TTCRD, we are being sponsored by Anne's Digital ArtI chose this adorable image called Birdhouse and Wild Roses, colored with my promarkers.  Keeping it pretty simple, I just used a Spellbinders die, and thin ribbon and paper from my stash. 
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day and stopping by.  I hope you'll come join us at TTCRD.  We'd love to have you.

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