Sunday, May 31, 2020

I've been thinking about you

It's been a long time since I made a long, skinny card. I couldn't get this big sentiment to look right on a regular size card so hence, the longer card. I love these new flowers from Concord & 9th. It's from the latest release. I have had them for a week and this is the first chance I've had to play with them. I've been too busy enjoying this gorgeous weather we have been having and my hummingbirds :).

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Challenge 340
Fab Friday - Challenge 190
The Card Concept - Bright Florals

All stamps by Concord & 9th
Inks by Catherine Pooler

You're a Koala-Ty friend

My Time to Craft - Use a Stencil (masking stencil)

Stamps by Unity Stamps
Circle stencil used by Taylored Expressions

Friday, May 29, 2020

Cut it Up Challenge 201 - Boys will be Boys

Cut it Up Challenge 201 - Boys will be Boys

I made a four fold card and I watched this video here. The digital papers are from Digital Delights by Louby Lou. I used multiple stamps from different companies. The VW with animals and suitcases is by Flora & Fauna. Clouds are by Memory Box. Sentiments by: PrintWorks, Reverse Confetti and Stampabilities.

I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge. Please remember to use your die cuts for your project.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

My hummingbirds

My hummingbirds have been really out in the last few days. All day long!!  Yesterday I found these  itty bitty mason jar hummingbird feeders and had to hang them up. They love them!! I also found a little hummingbird swing at Home Depot and I had to get that too. Within an hour of putting it up, one was swinging on it and I actually captured it :). 

Feeling Blue?

I did this for a challenge at Splitcoast Stampers a few weeks ago.

Little Red Wagon - Line It Up
Sweet Stampers - Animal/Bird

All stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Splitcoast Stampers SC797

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Thinking of You - You've Got This

Crafty Calendar - Black & White
Always Fun - Summer Fun
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

Stamps by Avery Elle
Die cut by Impression Obsession

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Let's Get this Party Started

Allsorts - Gingham, Stripes, and/or Dots
The Spot - Challenge 112
Try it on Tuesday - Cut it Out (lots of paper piecing cut out)

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs
Lots of paper piecing here

Monday, May 25, 2020

Love Help Care

CAS on Sunday - Use a Die

Stamps by Unity Stamps
Die cut by Gina Marie Designs

Sunday, May 24, 2020


I had a great birthday yesterday. I went to the park in the morning and took a long walk. It looks like I'm the only one there in the picture below but it was actually very crowded with walkers, runners, etc. Then I came home and layed out in the sun for about an hour and read my kindle. It was so hot, I think it got close to 87 degrees so I didn't last too long outside. Kids came over around 4 and we grilled out teriyaki steaks, had air fried potatoes, and asparagus. For dessert, we had a Frozen Sundae Birthday cake and it had 4 different flavors. My fave was the Banana Split. It tasted just like it! YUM!!!  It was a wonderful day!!

The Paper Shelter - In the Nature or In the Sea
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes, Optional Masculine

Koala stamp by Unity Stamps
Paper pieced balloon
Trees (unknown)
Sky stencil - Hero Arts


Saturday, May 23, 2020

You're a Bright Spot in my World

As we enter into Phase 2 in NC, hubby and I decided to go out to Lowe's to look for some butterfly bushes. We could not believe the traffic was so much heavier, the parking lot was packed ... everyone did have their masks on and I even saw someone I knew that I hadn't seen in about 10 years!!

Today is my birthday. Kids are coming over tonight to grill out teriyaki steak and I picked out an ice cream cake at Publix that has 5 different flavors. It's also my daughter's boyfriend's birthday too so we will celebrate together. He's 29 today. A lot younger than me!! LOL

Double D Challenges - Begins with "M" (monkey)
Addicted to CAS - Rainbow

Stamps by Concord & 9th
Digi by Bugaboo

Friday, May 22, 2020

I missed your birthday

I made a funny card for my friend in Canada. Her birthday was Wednesday so I thought maybe this will make her laugh out loud. It does me!!!

Paper Craft Crew Challenges - Challenge 377

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs
Grass punch by Martha Stewart

Paper Craft Crew Horizontal Sketch Challenge PCC377

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Dove zippered pouch

I'm finally getting to show a few things I have been sewing lately during this "stay at home" order we have in NC. Starting Friday (tomorrow) we will be "safer at home". Restaurants, hair salons and stores can be at 50% capacity so I cannot wait to get my hair cut.

I saved this Dove bag from my candies and sewed it into a little zippered pouch. I watched this you tube video and it was pretty easy. I sent it to my chemo pal who I send cards to twice a week. Dove is her favorite chocolate candy so I hope she likes it. It has material on the inside. Now I need to make me one since I love Dove candies too.

Fab 'n' Funky - Anything but a card

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Tote bag for summer!

I learned to sew last year. I hadn't sewn since middle school and I took a few classes and learned to make this tote. I have made many tote bags since last year and this is my latest one, with a pocket inside. I was so scared to sew a pocket inside and it was so easy! HA I used burlap on the bottom which I had never used before either. I found the fabric at Walmart and I love how it came out!! I use this for my library books (our library never actually closed during all this. It's been curb-side pick up only since March).

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Anything But a Card

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Happy Father's Day

Father's Day is just 4 weeks away. I only have to make one card for my hubby as my dad passed away 6 years ago. This card came together so fast and I love how it turned out :).

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge 371 Colors
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Artsystamper - It's a Guy Thing
The Paper Players - Men in Mind

Stripe stamps by Concord & 9th
Sentiment by Stampabilities
Chair & Flip flops by Impression Obession
Slash Stitch Rectangle die cut by Gina Marie Designs

Monday, May 18, 2020

I'm so proud of you!

Still on "Stay at home" orders here in NC. This Friday, we hope to enter Phase 2 and more places will open up. This is Week 10 for us and my bangs are not too happy right now :(. My birthday is Saturday so let's hope I can go somewhere "fun" for my birthday but who knows?! And if we can, will I even want to?

I haven't stamped in several days. Our weather has been warming up so I've been outside pulling weeds, laying in the sun and doing more reading.

Catch the Bug - Challenge 810

Digi by Bugaboo
Sentiment by Taylored Expressions

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Milkshake, anyone?

I won this digi by Lili of the Valley and you can get it here.

Color Throwdown - Challenge 593
Inkspirational - Shake

Digi image by Lily of the Valley
and you can find it here
Die cut by Gina Marie Designs

Here is my hubby's card he made for me for our 29th anniversary. I was so surprised!! 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Cut It Up #200 Shoot for the Stars - Congratulations with stars

For the challenge at Cut It Up this week, it's Shoot for the Stars/Congratulations projects with stars. I made a graduation card for someone who will graduate from high school June 5th. But do to the Coronavirus, his graduation was put on hold until further notice. So now we wait ...

I used this awesome sentiment digital image by DRS Designs. I stamped the stars using Versamark ink onto this rectangle die cardstock by Gina Marie Designs. I applied WOW embossing powder to the stars. The graduation boy and girl die cuts are by Impression Obsession. They are my "go to" for graduation cards every single year. They are great!! 

I can't wait to see what you create this week at Cut It Up. Please don't forget to use a die cut on your project. 

Stars by Stampabilities
Sentiment by DRS Designs
Graduation boy/girl die cuts by Impression Obsession
Overall die cut by Gina Marie Designs
(Big & Little Pierced Chain Rectangle)
Embossing powder by WOW

The Crafter's Choice - Feminine

At the Crafter's Cafe this week, our theme is Feminine and I have chosen this cute coffee image by My Besties. I'm sending it to my friend Cindee :).

Other challenges I want to enter are:

Diecut Divas - Make it a Beverage
Cheerful Sketch - May challenge
Crafty Gals Corner - For the ladies

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Happy Anniversary to us!

29 years ago we said “I do”
on Magen’s Bay in
St. Thomas. I hope
we can go back next
year to celebrate our
30th ❤️❤️❤️

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Hugs My Friend

It's been a long time since I got out the bubble wrap to make a background for a card but I saw the challenge on Splitcoast and wanted to try it with this cute elephant/monkey set that I love so much.

A Place to Start - Custom Background
Fab 'n' Funky - Hand colored image

Stamped images by Purple Onion Designs
Grass die cut by Martha Stewart
Bubble Wrap background

Tuesday, May 12, 2020