Saturday, October 3, 2015

Grey/Gray Pair of Cards but Still Smiling ;)

(stamp: Create with TLC digital freebie image  die: Spellbinders  Coloring Medium: Copics)

I did a bit of ombre "coloring" for a couple of challenges....

I dotty-dotted with Copics to get the ombre effect on my die cut digital.

To show you I really meant it in my quest for sets....

here is another using the scraps of the same paper...

(die: My Favorite Things Die-namic Blueprints 11)

I'm entering it in another challenge I've stumbled upon 

 This week the focus is  an "Inspired by Words" Challenge...

"Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile" by American Poet William Callum Bryant.

I LOVE this idea of being inspired by words...

I was an English major many many moons I think this is the coolest idea for a challenge!

I obviously took the word smile to feature here.

I come from an island FULL OF SMILES...Hawaii ;) smiling comes naturally to me. ;)

Hawaii is not only full of Hawaiian Aloha...but Asian culture too.

I have a bit of Japanese in me (along with a bunch of other nationalities).

A smile can mean different things to different people.

I found this interesting article ...
Sometimes I think I smile when perhaps I shouldn't...

I'm working on that guys.

I didn't realize it was a "thing" that differed among cultures until we lived out of the US.

At first I thought people were angry at us...but then I took it less personal the longer I lived in that country.

The more I learn...the more I realize I need to learn...

always trying to grow here guys....

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Two Tall and Skinny Autumn Cards

Here is another card for


(stamp: Verve digital freebie /More than Love  dies: Spellbinders Classic Circles/Scalloped Circles)

I went ahead and made a second card...this time for

(stamp: Verve digital freebie sentiment/Borderline  dies: Verve Rounded Rectangle, MFT Numbers, Sizzix Letters)

I am pleased when I get multiple cards from a color combo~esp when using papers I've had for a year.

I think sets are my new favorite thing. ;)

Have a blessed day friends...I'm definitely taking a nap today!!!

I pray I don't wake up a grouchy grouch.;)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Mojo Set of Cards

Today is a 3 for 1 special guys...

I love these combo of colors so much.

It all started with this tall, skinny card (3 1/2"x 5 1/2") inspired by this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

(stamp & die: WPlus9 Written on Ribbon  ink: WPlus 9 Flamingo, Versafine Grey other: Nail Polish dots)

 As you can see...I didn't stop there.

Why put away the remaining paper when I can create several in one sitting.

Next I went to

this WPlus9 challenge

where Maureen created several sweet of which used Flamingo Ink.

I don't usually make "sweet" cards...but I do love seeing them!

I used my older (and so sweet) WPlus9 set Banner Love for this card, and brought out my Flamingo ink.

 (stamp: Wplus 9 Banner Love/Written on Ribbon sentiment   dies: Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circles  ink: WPlus 9 Flamingo, Versafine Grey)

Here was my carefree design...

 (die: My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 11 other: nail polish dots)

 This is my second submission to
  I feel like I got enough stampy time/me time to face the world~
so away I go....

Thanks for visiting friends!


Friends Always

I have a friend that recently contemplated moving away from here (far away).

She and her family prayed about it and I'm sure lost sleep about it...

they decided to STAY.

I'm SO RELIEVED, you don't even know.

Her girls are like my adopted daughters...

and she and her husband were there to pray over me when I went into diagnostic surgery this summer.

These people are very very special to me.

So even if she HAD moved...we would always be friends in my heart.

We were once a military we love even through distance...

time stops in our hearts and there is always a connection with those matter where they reside or how much time has passed since we last spoke.

 Once you're in my heart...SORRY...

there's no getting out. ;)

I wanted to create a card she would like (vs what I usually make)

 HA! ;)

She is a lady through and through, so I went floral (adding stripes for ME)...

(stamp: Waltzingmouse Teeny Trees   die:Papertrey Ink Edgers #1)

There are a couple of anything goes challenges...YAYY!

So let loose and play guys...

 Is it really the middle of ANOTHER week...saying goodbye to September???

Goodness, time FLIES..

I GAVE IN to fall and had my first pumpkin spice drink from Starbucks..


That's my version of saying "oh all right...goodbye, summer" ;)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

MFT Color Challenge Christmas Card

Tell you what...every Christmas Card done, gives me a satisfied feeling.

I didn't have the energy or time last year and now I'm going at a steady pace...

trying to make one now and again until it's time to send.

Wonder if I should go a step further and just start addressing/filling in....


(stamps/dies: My Favorite Things Die-namic (Christmas Ornaments/Blueprints 11)

This color challenge had me reaching for papers using the same...

I'm also satisfied when I used my patterned paper...

gotta create when the inspiration is flowing!

I pray you have a nice day~

Another Fall Coffee Card

I created another fall coffee card, using freebie digitals from Create with TLC and Verve.

(stamps: Create with TLC digital freebie image, Verve digital freebie sentiment, Waltzingmouse Teeny Trees circles, Technique Tuesday Loves Me circle   die: Papertrey Ink Eyelet Lace, Spellbinders Shapeabilities D-Lites Ornamental Tags)

 I was inspired by this on Pinterest...

 I love the old-timey peeps layered with colorful splashes.

I'm not a huge vintage person...but lean toward abstract..

so this is right up my alley. ;)

Thanks for stopping by~