Sunday, March 31, 2019

May this be your best birthday ever

I can't believe this is the last day of March. I always put up my hummingbird feeder at this time and I can't wait to see some hummingbirds come by. I hope they come soon even though we are expecting another cold front this week. I mix 4 cups of water to 1 cup of sugar and I boil it on the stove for about a minute then I refrigerate what I don't use. I will have that last for about 2 weeks.

Here's another Whipper Snapper stamp I just got called Flower Quilt. I made this for a friend's birthday who loves to quilt.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 - Sketch #156

Quilt stamp by Whipper Snapper
Sentiments by Unity Stamp Company

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Llama cuteness

These llamas just hopped in my cart over at Whipper Snapper stamps. Their name is Llama Sweeties. Aren't they cute? I colored them with my Koi watercolors for this challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #496

Stamp by Whipper Snapper

Friday, March 29, 2019

So Happy for You

Everybody Art Challenge - Wedding
Use Your Stuff - Black & White

Hoping you'll be in full bloom again soon

Have you seen the brand new images out at Whipper Snapper? Oh they are so cute! I had to pick up this guy, Molasses, from this Spring 2019 release. Isn't he the cutest??? I colored him with my Copics and used a Gina Marie Designs xstitched oval die.

Double D Challenges - Gingham
Alphabet Challenge - A is for Animals

Stamps by Whipper Snapper
Die by Gina Marie Designs (XStitched Oval)
Plaid paper by Lawn Fawn

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thank You graduation

I made this for my son's graduation thank you's in December for his graduation gifts he received. He graduated from University of NC at Charlotte. And he started a new job in February. We couldn't be more proud of him!!

Use Your Stuff - Black & white

Sentiment by Stampers Anonymous
Numbers by Stampin Up
Die by Art Impressions

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Pop up box for Becky

Ever since I discovered this Sizzix box die, I have been making pop up cards like crazy!! This makes it so easy!!!!  I hope my friend Becky likes it :).

Allsorts - Feathered Friends
My Time to Craft - Mother's Day or for a Female
CCEE - Smoke and Mirrors Day(with a surprise element)
Double D Challenges - Gingham

Stamps by Avery Elle
Colored with Copics

Monday, March 25, 2019

So Happy For You

It's been awhile since I played with my Zig watercolor markers. For some reason, I always grab for my Koi watercolor paints and I had put my Zigs away. Why did I put them away? I have no idea. I probably was cleaning off my desk, put them away and forgot to get them back out. I got them out and decided to try this acrylic block coloring technique that Lydia showed on her blog last week. Once again, Lydia amazes me with all of her techniques and I always love trying new things. All you need is a stamp, watercolor ink pad, watercolors of some kind, an extra acrylic block and a little squirt bottle of water. This is super easy!!

Fun Friday Challenge - Pastels
2 Sisters on the blog - CAS

Stamps by Stampin Up
Watercolors by Zig Clean Color Markers

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Ice cream solves everything

I am in love with this Stamping Bella image. I colored it with my Koi watercolors, then added a touch of Ink on 3 Liquid Pixie Dust. It takes awhile to dry but I do like it. You paint it on with a paint brush and its got teeny tiny glitter in it.

Stamps by Stampin Bella
Dies include Sizzix Scallop Card die and
Gina Marie Designs Big and Little Pierced Chain Rectangle Die

Crazy for CAS - Watercolor
Aud Sentiments - Any sentiment but Happy Birthday

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Just wanted to say Happy Birthday reveal wheel card

This image was fun to color. I made a mask around the dogs so I could color the sky with my Oxide inks to make the background blue.

Always Fun - Challenge #102 Dogs or Cats
Inspire.Create.Challenges - Pets

Friday, March 22, 2019

Another washi card

When I saw this cloud and grass washi tape at Joann's the other day, I had to get it.

Use Your Stuff - Washi tape
Inspire.Create.Challenges - Pets

Stamp by Unity Stamp Company
Sentiment by Taylored Expressions

Llama washi tape

Use Your Stuff - Washi Tape

Stamp by Flora & Fauna

Thursday, March 21, 2019

2 different owl cards using the same owl stamp

I love this newest owl image by Unity Stamps.I have used it for birthdays, Mother's Day, etc.

Twofer Card Challenge - Balloons


For this card, I watched a video from
Jennifer McGuire's blog called
Cut Up Stamping and its
so easy. You can see it here

Wednesday, March 20, 2019


Freshly Made Sketches - Challenge #380
Color Throwdown - Challenge #535

Stamp by Picket Fence Studio
Sentiment by Taylored Expressions
Watercolored with Koi paints

Shaker Card Challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond

For this week's challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond, you are to make a shaker card. I made my shaker card by watching this video by Jennifer McGuire.

I hope you'll join us in our challenge at BBB.

Stamps by Picket Fence Studio
Colored with Copic markers
Sequins by Taylored Expressions

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


I stamped this girl onto watercolor cardstock using Archival Ink, then I stamped a 2nd image and cut around it so I could use it as a mask. I placed the mask on top and sponged on some Oxide Inks, Lucky Clover, Bundled Sage and Mowed Lawn. Nice and simple:).

Addicted to CAS - Green
Sweet Stampin' - Green
Stamp by Picket Fence Studio
Sentiment by Right at Home

Easter greetings

Here's another Easter card I made with this adorable set of bunnies. It's a digital image by Sassy Cheryl.

Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch #475
Animal Friends Challenge - Rabbits
Creative Craft Cottage - Spring Fever
Sweet Stampers - Easter or Spring

Digi image by Sassy Cheryl
Colored with Copic markers

Monday, March 18, 2019

Girl with Mittens

I love this girl image by Picket Fence Studio. I used my watercolor paints to color this image. Soon, I will be putting away all of my scarves, gloves, coats... as Spring arrives this week!!

Crafty Friends - Ladies/Girls
Challenge Up Your Life - Bye Bye Winter

Stamp from Picket Fence Studio

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy Easter

I am in love with this latest digital stamp by Sassy Cheryl. When it popped up in my inbox the other day, I had to buy it!! I colored it with copics and I used it on this cute sketch too.

Cards 4 Galz - March Hares or Rabbits
Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #379
Bastel-Traum - Easter/Spring

Digi by Sassy Cheryl's
Colored with Copics
Cardstock by The Paper Studio

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Easter moose

This is my Easter moose. I hand drew the Easter eggs in the grass. Colored all with Copic markers.

Crafty Sentiments - Easter

Friday, March 15, 2019

It's Your Birthday, Time to Celebrate

Fun fold card - All stamps by Unity Stamp Company. I saw this card on Pinterest

Retro Rubber Challenge - Mad About Stripes * these stamps are about 3 years old.

RRCB 106

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Yappy Birthday

This was a fun card I made watching Jennifer McGuire's video on her blog called off the edge and you can go to her blog to see it.

Art Impressions - Cutting Edge

Stamps by Mama Elephant

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Happy St Patty's Day!

I played with my "shades of green" alcohol ink re-inkers for the background. I used G29, G28, YG09, YG06, G17, G21, G14, G24, and YG05.

Die Cuttin Divas - Green or Gold
Crafty Cardmakers - Make it Green
Double Trouble - Wearin' O' the Green
Use Your Stuff - Stitching, Real or Faux
Dragonfly Journeys - Green Goodness
Pile It On - Your Favorite Color (I love the color green!)
Heart 2 Heart - Green

Digital stamp by Bugaboo Stamps
Colored with Copics
Slash Stitch Rectangle Die by Gina Marie Designs

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Let's Get Cozy Under the Mistletoe

Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Under the Mistletoe
Inspire.Create - Sketch #038

Stamps by Powerpoppy

Watercolors with Jane Davenport paints
Glitter by Jane Davenport Sparkle markers

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

May your holiday sparkle

This is the 2nd die I found on sale at Hobby Lobby last week by Spellbinders. I didn't have any gold paper so I cut it out in white, used a little Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs on it and then put a light coat of Stickles on it. I'm not sure I love it and it took me a few tries to get the picture just right!! But I will add this to my Christmas card stash for the upcoming year :).

Christmas Card Throwdown - Gold and White

Die by Spellbinders
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna

Friday, March 8, 2019

Moose be Easter

Easter will be in 6 1/2 weeks. It is late this year, April 21st. I added some Easter bunny ears to my moose. And I hand drew some Easter eggs in the grass. LOL

The House that Stamps Built - Easter or Spring
Little Red Wagon - Wild Animals