Saturday, April 28, 2018

No Drama Llama

As You Like It - Favorite Animal and Why

I've  loved llamas for a long time. They are just so
cute, cuddly (ok, maybe not that cuddly but they
look like that to me) and they seem to be
pretty friendly whenever I've been around one.
And llamas are all the rage right now,
wouldn't you say? They are EVERYWHERE!!

Hope - Donate Life rocks

I was honored when Megan Murphy, who founded the Kindness Rock Project 4 years ago, reached out to me asking if she could feature my "Donate Life" rocks to her fb page this week. Here's the article on FB she posted. And here are my rocks I painted for this wonderful cause.See below the rocks for her article on Facebook :). 

Tonight we are so happy to feature Member Sherri Lotz Thacker from The @harrisburg+rocks Group on Facebook💚 “my sister Debbie had a kidney transplant at 34 yrs old. That was 15 yrs ago & she continues to do great! April is DONATE LIFE MONTH so I painted 15 rocks & hid them around dialysis centers around the Concord NC area. My hope is just that, hope! That when someone finds one it lets them know that someone’s thinking of them and there’s always hope. I simply want to make them smile” check out their amazing group! (We tagged then on Facebook) 👏🏻❤️🙏🏻 #thekindnessrocksproject #donatelife

Friday, April 27, 2018


Back to Basics - Challenge #1 Matting and Layering

Stamp by Amuse ArtStamps

Thursday, April 26, 2018

May Your Garden be filled with love ...

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Black Canvas #450
Back to Basics and Beyond - Challenge #1 Matting and Layering
Make My Monday - In the Garden
Always Happy Birthday - Balloons

Stamp by Art Impressions

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Choose Happy

I have several book stamps but they all have women in them so I found one that I could use and cut the books out and put it with this cute sloth (originally the sloth was hugging a big balloon). He's so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cards 4 Guys - Challenge #93 World Book Day

Sloth by Art Impressions
Books by Unity Stamps
Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

2 cat cards

I just love this cat stamp I found at Hobby Lobby by Stampendous. It's a Laurel Burch image and I have always loved her images! I know Hobby Lobby had one other one of hers that I "need" to go back and get it especially since all stamps are 40% off this week. (and I especially the stamp itself is in the shape of an actual cat!)

I am entering these in the following challenges:

Twofer Card Challenge - Pets
CAS Colours and Sketches - Sketch #269

Stamp by Stampendous

Monday, April 23, 2018

Rainbows and Unicorns

These are more rocks I made for our Harrisburg + Rocks Facebook group to hide. It's raining today but I plan to hide these in a few days and hopefully it will brighten someone's day.

I just happen to find this awesome unicorn and rainbow napkins at Marshall's yesterday so I decided to modge podge them onto some rocks and then I will hide them for kids/adults to find and hopefully make their day :).

This fits perfectly into the following challenges:

Challenge Up Your Life - Rainbow/Unicorns
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes with Dimensional (optional)

After adhering the napkins to the rocks using Saran Wrap,
I added the words using my paint pens I got at
Walmart. For the rainbow, I added gold dots around the
rainbow using a paint brush and gold acrylic paint.

First, I cut the rainbows and unicorns out of the napkin
Then I used Modge Podge to "glue" it onto the rocks.

I used Saran Wrap to help get the wrinkles
out before I adhered it to the rock

Same thing for this one. Used
Saran Wrap

This package of napkins was at
Marshall's for $2.99. I found
it in the back. I had no idea
Marshall's had so many
different kinds of napkins.
I've only seen them near the

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Rock Painting Event

We had a rock painting event at our local Lowe's Foods this weekend and we had about 40-50 people turn out to paint rocks. Each kid or adult painted a rock (or 2), left it with us to seal later and then they took a rock that we had already painted with them. Everyone had a great time as you can see from the pics below. This was our 3rd time at Lowe's Foods and even though we love it there, we are looking into finding a bigger venue since each time we do it, more and more people come.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Celebrate You Graduation

I made this graduation card for my cousin's son who is graduating this summer and going onto college in the Fall. For the background, I did the Polished Stone technique and I watched this video. For mine, I used Stampin Up ink pads refills and rubbing alcohol onto glossy card stock (I only had Yupo glossy cardstock to use)

4 Crafty Chicks - Graduation
Cute Card Thursday - Shades of Pale
Watercolor Wednesday - Masculine
Crafty Sentiments - For the Boys
Everybody Art Challenge - Use a Die
Shopping Our Stash - Yo Dude

Die by Impression Obsession
Sentiment by Stampabilities

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Happy Mother's Day Moose

I found this moose punch at Hobby Lobby about a month ago on clearance for $5. I am sending this to a moose lover for Mother's Day :).

CAS on Sunday - Mother's Day
Kreativeinkauf - What Do You Think About May
Sunsational Stamps - Mother's Day

Sentiment letters by Hero Arts

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cards in Envy - It's Birthday Party Time!

For this week's challenge at Cards in Envy, the challenge is "It's Birthday Party Time".  You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

This owl and hot cocoa stand just makes me "happy"!!  I colored him using Jane Davenport water-color paints. I added some washi tapes on the side. I'm loving this turquoise and red combination.

It's no secret I love my Jane Davenport watercolors. I had 2 palettes of her colors - Bright and Neutral so I was excited to see when a 3rd palette came out called Glitz-Sea. They can be found at Michael's and I always use a coupon so they are about $18 with a 40% off coupon. When they first came out, they were impossible to find but now I was able to go right to my Michael's and find the new one on the shelf. (Not sure how long its been out though).

I hope you'll join us at Cards in Envy.

Owl and Hot Cocoa by Purple Onion Designs
Sentiment by Stampendous

This is how it comes packaged and you
just tear off the papers and plastic
and make your own little palette
using their index card provided

These are the 3 palettes all lined up. With the lid
you're able to add the paint and water to mix
it right on before applying it to your project.

Sunday, April 15, 2018


This cute image reminds me of my friend's dog Minnie who is a miniature doberman pincher. Her birthday is next week so I will be mailing this on Monday.

CCEE Stampers - National Pet Day
4 Crafty Chicks - Raining Cats and Dogs (or anything goes)
Star Stampz - Pastel Colors
Sweet Stampin' - Animals

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Sending Blessings your Way

Craftaholics R Us - Purple
Crafting by Designs - Elegant Ladies
Crafty Sentiments - Only for Girls

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Friday, April 13, 2018

Birthday wishes - Lighthouse

Double D Challenge - Twine
Try It On Tuesday - Recycle (I recycled the twine I got from a package and tied it into a knot for this card.
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Shopping Our Stash - Headed to the Beach

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

CAS on Sunday - Mother's Day
Brown Sugar - Mother's Day
Fussy and Fancy - Add a Sentiment
Simply Create Too - Add a Die Cut

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Thanks a sloth!

Here is another sloth card made by this amazing sloth set I got at Hobby Lobby once they did their remodel in our store. It's by Impression Obsession and I've already made several cute cards with it. I  used my Tombow markers and water to color this stamp.

CCEE Stampers - Gingham/Plaid
Double D Challenges - Twine

Stamps by Impression Obsession
Dies by Gina Marie Designs

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Have a sun-sational day

Another cute image by Eat Cake Graphics. This would cheer anyone up, don't you think? I used my Tombow markers to color most of it, except for the sky which I used Tim Holtz Oxide inks.

Let's Craft and Create - Through a Window
Stamps and Stencils - In the Meadow

Girl/sun image by Eat Cake Graphics
Sentiment by Amuse ArtStamps

Monday, April 9, 2018

Here's the Scoop

Michael's has these brand new embossing folders with a matching stamp for $2 (for the complete set) and I love this ice cream one they had. I found out I have to use 2 pieces of paper when putting it through my Big Kick-otherwise, it will cut right through. So I ended up making a stencil out of this one I did and then I made this card.

Crazy for CAS - Use a Stencil
Your Next Stamp - Challenge #86

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Fun Animals

I got out my Eat Cake Graphics stamps to make this card. I have had these stamps for YEARS and I still love them!! For the animals, I colored them using my Tombow markers and water on watercolor paper. The clouds are by Stampendous. For the background, I used my Tim Holtz Oxide ink. And I added some Stickles gold glitter to the star, under the chicken.

Sunny Day Crafting - Chickens
The House that Stamps Built - All Creatures Big and Small
Little Red Wagon - Old MacDonald
Stinkin' Inkers - One Layer Simply Made
Animal Friends - On the Farm

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Drink, Read and Be Happy

Paper Minutes - Books #532
Color Throwdown - #487
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch#447

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Friday, April 6, 2018

Thanks via sloth

Your Next Stamp - Challenge 86
Addicted-to-Stamps - Thank You
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - CAS

Stamp by Impression Obsession
Washi tape stamp by Stampin Up

Thursday, April 5, 2018

You're How Old?

Try Stampin' On Tuesday - Sketch 361
Always Fun Challenge - Birthday #52
Craftaholics R Us - Birthday

Stamp by Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz Collection)
Wonky Stitch Die by Gina Marie Designs

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mr. & Mrs.

Allsorts - New Beginnings
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes

Stamps by Stampendous

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Happy Birthday graffiti

A Gem of a Birthday - Female Birthday w/sentiment
Creative Knockout - Outdoor Fun

Girl stamp by Unity Stamps
Sentiment by Stampabilities

Monday, April 2, 2018

Cards in Envy - Get Negative

For this week's challenge at Cards in Envy - we are to "Get Negative", which means to create a card using the NEGATIVE space of a die or a punch. You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing.

For this card, I used my Impression Obsession dog die to cut out the one on the right. Then I die cut the dog a 2nd time in black and put him next to the one that is in the "negative" space. I put some pink patterned paper underneath. A super easy card for a friend's birthday. 

Dog diecut by Impression Obsession
Sentiment by Lawn Fawn

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sending Good Vibes

Challenge Up Your Life - Vehicles
Just Us Girls - CAS
Creative Knockouts - Outdoor Fun

Stamps by Avery Elle