Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Sending Bear Hugs

I just love this Catherine Pooler "Puddle Play" set. I incorporated the rainbow set by Unity Stamps. Perfect for this color challenge.

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Color Challenge #363

Stamps by Catherine Pooler
and Unity Stamps
Grass stencil by Picket Fence Studio

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

A Mother's Love is Precious Indeed

This year I sent out Mother's Day cards that were a diamond fold card. You can see the tutorial here. It's actually pretty simple to make. I did have to use extra postage to mail it.

Shopping Our Stash - I Made this for You, Mom
Unicorn Challenge - Shaped Cards
Always Fun - Use old and New Products (Old glitter paper, New stamps by Colorado Craft Co)

Stamps by Colorado Craft Co

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Happy Day!

26 years ago today I gave birth to a baby boy who weighed 9 lbs, 10 oz. I am 5'1" so it was not an easy task!! LOL He could not wear any newborn clothes, no newborn diapers, he had to wear size 3 months. We named him Nicholas and we are so proud of the man he has become!

So my card today is this cute little mouse headed to work, school or wherever... I decided to make this for my godchild on her first day teaching kindergarten (not till August but I have it done early! HA) I made the clouds vellum for something different. I just think this mouse is so cute!!

Challenge Up Your Life - Under a Hat
Daring Cardmakers - Vellum 

Stamps by Colorado Craft Co.
Die cuts by Sizzix
Grass punch by Martha Stewart

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Happy 70th

Getting all my birthday cards done for the next months ahead. This person is turning 7-0!

Global Designs - Project 289

Stamps and die cuts by Flora & Fauna
Inks by Catherine Pooler and Tim Holtz Oxides

Friday, April 30, 2021

Every Chapter is the Chance for a New Beginning

I was excited I won Challenge #13 at Stamping Pals and I get to be with their Design Team for this new Challenge #15. You can see the color challenge here. It's a color challenge and the colors are here:

I wanted to use my new stamp by Unity Stamp Company called "Not the End of Your Story". Why don't I have any book stamps until now? I read every single day!! So I needed to change that and this set has a lot of great sentiments. For the colors, I chose all Distress Oxide colors and I used: Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade.


Yesterday I went to the dr and they took off my bulky bandage and said my nose is healing nicely. Thank goodness my skin cancer wasn't any bigger and they could do the MOHS surgery on it and the cancer is 100% gone!! It will take a year to completely heal and hopefully I will have a very little scar. For now, I have to be careful and not get any sun on it for a YEAR!!  And I get to start exercising again, as long as I don't let my heart rate get up too much. (see pic below for a week after my surgery)

Cardz 4 Galz - Mother's Day or For a Special Lady
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

Stamps by Colorado Craft Co.

I had MOHS surgery on my
nose exactly one week ago for
basal cell carcinoma. Now I 
just need it to heal!! 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Let's jump in the lake

This Hero Arts set makes it so easy to layer stamps and make this cute lake scene. It's going to be in the upper 80's today and tomorrow so it will definitely feel like jumping in the lake here!! Sure feels like summer!

Spot Challenge - Ink Blending (one of my fave challenges!)

Stamps by Hero Arts
Ink blending with Catherine Pooler inks