Saturday, March 30, 2019


This Raven Mad set is the cutest ~

(English Major from wayyyyy backkkk talking now)

Kindred Stamps Raven Mad, Simon Says Stamp Dress Up Tags other: Acrylic orange paint

I used removable washi tape for a straight line when painting an orange "dip" on the tag.

I've had acrylic paints in my stash since who knows was time to bring them out:

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Another Llama Birthday

I'm a huge fan of these Llamas~

My Favorite Things Llama Love

I was inspired to bring them out for the following challenges at My Favorite Things:

Also, here's one of my favorites!

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~CAS Green Cat~

Super simple card today...

Brutus Monroe RockStar Pets, stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Ink

 Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Earth Laughs in Flowers 2 Cards

I was thrilled when blue and black became friends...I hated choosing between the two!

No, seriously, since my teen years I'd buy navy items and never wear them because I didn't have the shoes/purse to match.

My closet was riddled with black though.

Then, I saw the friendship between the two (in fashion and such) and I will hold on to that union forever!


I added on a third friend for contrast and made two cards:

Papertrey Ink Colors Enchanted Evening, True Black, Berry Sorbet  Papertrey Ink Stamps & Dies: Glorious Globes Basics, Rosie Posie, Beautiful Blooms II, Doodlie-Do, Brushed Off Rectangles

 My favorite Papertrey Ink color combination includes: Enchanted Evening,True Black and Berry Sorbet.

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Balloon Twofer

This is my first time participating in Darnell's Twofer Challenge:

 Clearly Besotted Best Birthday, Simon Says Stamp You Da Best die, Technique Tuesday Bubbles on the Border bubbles, We R Memory Keepers Albums Made Easy Instagram die

If you want ideas on how to stretch your stamp collection...WOW...  RUN to see what's been submitted so far!

I was super inspired viewing the gallery, but it also intimidated me.

I don't usually peek at other cards in a gallery, because it freezes me up, but I got curious.

Then I remembered I had fun balloon animal images, that motivated me to give it a go!

A leftover layered sentiment from my last post had me steer toward urban colors again for another entry at Fusion:

 I used this cute stamp for its traditional purpose as a balloon:

My second card features these cuties as animal friends:

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Saturday, March 23, 2019


This card was inspired by the gentleman that is always cutting up our fallen trees.

I wanna give him a card next time he that weird??


I just feel so bad when he does this but my hubby assured me he loves to use the wood...even the pine!


Gina K Designs Something Good in Every Day, Simon Says Stamp You Da Best die, Spellbinders/Richard Garay Lumberjack Days

Anyhoo, when I snagged this dude at the Tuesday Morning store , it made me think of this guy.

Ok, he uses more than an axe, we aren't that primitive around here


but still, hard labor for sure!

I'm submitting this to The Male Room challenge DIY...cuz he's our guy for the fallen trees!

He mostly does it husband goes out to help~

I went with the urban colors here at Fusion:

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Best Birthday Ever

It's a new challenge at Inkspirational!

Clearly Besotted Best Birthday, Lawn Fawn Bon Voyage Lawn Cuts cloud, Sizzix Framelits Kites clouds, paper crimper

I brought out all the clouds for the following:

I paired them with this cute balloon stamp for 

I brought out my beloved crimper too...I'll keep it as long as it will have me! ;)

Please join us with your unique creation!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Neon Gnome

There's NEON YARNNN ya'll!!!

Picket Fence Studios A Gnome Winter, Simon Says Stamp Greeting Blocks

Just wanted to tell you that. ;)

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Simon Says Stamp Playful Messages Sending Sunshine, We R Memory Keepers Crafters Stapler Tool/ Journal Card

A Journal Card can really get a card started!

 If the right sentiment fits on that card...

oh the joy! ;)
(journal card)

(green with gold sequins)

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Whatever Keeps You Warm

Unity Stamp Company Warm & Cozy, Verve Stamps Lovely Marquee, Copics

 (yes, even if it's STILL WINTER in the middle of march! ;))

I brought out my Copics for the following challenge:

 Fun mistake rediscovery: when I was using my MISTI, I accidentally inked the paper (rather than the sentiment stamp) and left an inky crosshatch type pattern.

I liked the look, which helped the sentiment panel pop a little. 

I'm gonna try the look with other inks!

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Saturday, March 16, 2019


I'm going to throw a Christmas card here in the mix...

 POPHM02-10 Stampendous, Simon Says Stamp Dress Up Tags
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Sing & Dance

This character makes me happy, so I finally ordered it~
my fam LOVES this movie (the Christmas one TOO), even though we're all adults.

no shame.


we love cartoons. ;)

Kindred Stamps Hair in the Air, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitches

I took Laurel's amazing inspiration here and made my own "dishes" using acrylic paints for the dipped look~

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

HB2U Dude

The Ton Stamps Toned Squares, Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Dude die, My Favorite Things Party Balloons, felt

It's Time Out Challenges 5th Birthday!!!

Just Us Girls inspired me to use a background stamp~

Dude was cut out of felt I got on clearance at Target.

I know better than to walk down the craft aisle...but if something needs rescued from clearance~well I'M YOUR GAL. ;)


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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Miss Your Face

Picket Fence Studios Olivia Kitten, Simon Says Stamp sentiment, My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Ovals

This CAS bookmark/card design is for 


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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Go Left

Aaah I'm a sucker for movement and dies that flowwww.

Simon Says Stamp Dude die, Lil' Inkers Designs Unstoppable, Papertrey Ink Rainbow Circles die

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Winter & Summer Colors

It's a new challenge up at Inkspirational!

 Picket Fence Studios A Gnome Winter, Stampendous POPST03-12, Avery Elle Wonky Squares, My Favorite Things Wonky Circles, Arteza Real Brushes 

This amazing inspirational photo had me thinking snow AND summer, so I made two cards~

Here's my first: with a Christmas creation for my stash~

I'm submitting Mr. Gnome to 

Simon Says (Monday): Whatever the Weather

My summer creation is hope for a warmer tomorrow-ha!

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Friday, March 8, 2019

How Aargh You?

Kindred Stamps Yo Ho, Altenew Halftone Circles, Papertrey Ink Stripes

 I created an abstract scene for the following challenges:

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Fore Your Birthday

It's nice to get a male card done...

 Papertrey Ink On the Links/ Super Stripes, My Favorite Things Sentiment Strips, Cloud Dies

This challenge gets me motivated:

I thought greens and then I thought  "on the green" and remembered this set I don't bring out often enough!


had me think more about the view...hence the added clouds. ;)

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Butterfly Journey

 I've never spent this much time coloring a single image.

 Unity Stamp Company Allow Yourself/Understand Your Journey, Arteza Real Brush Pens,Nuvo Drops

This unique butterfly is from Unity Stamp Company, and every time I added a stroke of color or changed this into a one-of-a-kind piece!

I definitely couldn't replicate it.

Using Arteza Brush Pens on their watercolor paper, I kept adding shadows and whatnot throughout the day.
It was so relaxing.
Sometimes all I did was add water with one of the various brush sizes I own.
It's handy to have them sitting there, ready to go!
I'm also submitting this to
 Thank you for stopping by today!