Sunday, January 31, 2021

Happy Birthday

Sending this to someone who has 3 dachshunds. I tried to color each one their true color but not sure how 100% accurate I got. LOL

Allsorts - 4-legged Friends

Stamps by Mama Elephant
Dog die cuts by Impression Obsession
Slash stitch rectangle die cut by Gina Marie Designs
Colored dogs with Copics

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Sending Hugs

I painted this plaid background with just watercolors. I cut out this heart with my die cut from Concord & 9th. I learned this technique in Kristina Werner's class over the summer.

TGIF - Mad for Plaid
Paperbabe Stamps - Patterns

Friday, January 29, 2021

Weee. Best Sledding Ever Valentine

Still no snow here in real life, but I am sure having fun playing with this snowman set!! I just love him!! I made this cute snowman card into a Valentine for a friend. For the hearts, I didn't want them to be too dark so I first stamped them off on paper, then lightly stamped on the watercolored background. 

Cute Card Thursday - Valentines
Little Red Wagon - Build a Snowperson
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions

Stamps by Colorado Craft Company
Inks by Catherine Pooler and water

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Happiness is a cup of coffee and a good book

I'm feeling much better since getting my tooth pulled and still eating soft foods. I've been doing a lot of reading the past few days and I even made this card :). 

Color Throwdown - Sketch 627
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Create Your Own Background (I used Catherine Pooler inks and water for my background)
Shopping Our Stash - I Need a Cup of Coffee
Time Out - Challenge #180

Stamps by Angie Blom

Wednesday, January 27, 2021


Always Fun - One Layer

Stamps by Hero Arts

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

I Chimply Adore You

I survived my tooth being pulled yesterday. It was a much longer appt than anticipated (2 hours instead of just 1) but they also added some bone in so now my "hole" has to heal for 4 months before my new tooth is implanted. The pain has been minimal and I have been alternating Motrin and Tylenol every 3 hours. I even set my alarm all night so I got very little sleep but I'm not hurting much at all. The swelling is also minimal since I have been putting ice on it too. Today I have to do heat on it. Still have to eat soft foods for 2-3 days.

I love this elephant and monkey image by Purple Onion Designs. 

The Spot Challenge - Get Your Heart On

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Monday, January 25, 2021

I Love You balloons

 Inspired By Challenge - Heartfelt Thanks (Inspired by hearts)

Sunday, January 24, 2021

We will be friends forever ... you know too much

Tomorrow I get a tooth extracted for preparation for a tooth implant in several months. I am dreading it but it needs to be done!!

I love these 3 flamingos by Angie Blom. So easy to print off and color.

Less is More - In a row

Friday, January 22, 2021

Happy 60th Birthday

I decided to make a bunch of birthday cards for my friends this year using these die cuts by Concord & 9th. It's much easier when you make them all at once, just in different colors :). 

Little Red Wagon - Die-ing to get crafty
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die cuts and/or embossing folders
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Always Fun - My Fave Products (stamps and dies by Concord & 9th)
Cute Card Thursday - Birthdays
Sparkles Monthly - Big Birthday with 0 or 5

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Sending You a Warm Hug

Color Hues - Navy and Cream
Try it on Tuesday - Winter Blues

Digi stamps by Angie Blom

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Happy Birthday

Cupcake Inspiration - Arctic Animals
Crafty Calendar - Make It Cute
Daisy Chain - Happy Birthday

Stamp by Art Impressions

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Get Well sledding card

So I've been using this stamp a lot lately, Valentine's Day, birthdays and even get well. I just think it is the cutest snowman out there! So why not spread the love? This is going to a friend who is having hand surgery this week. Hopefully it will cheer her up!!

The Paper Players - Snow CAS
Stamping Sensations - Favorite Stamp (this is it! from Colorado Craft Co)

Monday, January 18, 2021

Hey You, You're Doing Great!

Sent this to a dear friend battling cancer. I love these little critters from My Favorite Things. Stencil by Picket Fence

Time Out - YOU
Allsorts - Something New (my stencil by Picket Fence and stamps by My Fave Things)

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Thank You, You're the Best

Inspired by - Everything is a-bouquet (inspired by flowers in card)
Time Out - YOU
My Time to Craft - Thank You
Sweet Stampin' - Thank You

Stamps and die cut by Concord & 9th

Friday, January 15, 2021


Another card with this great snowman set by Colorado Craft Company, only this time I decided to make it into a Valentines card which is why I gave it tiny hearts on the front. 

We only got a dusting of snow last week and it was gone by noon!! My kind of snowfall!! LOL

Color Throwdown - Color #625
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark #396
Crafty Gals Corner - Snow Much Fun
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions 
Cute Card Thursday - What's New? (this stamp set is new to me from Santa)

Colored with Tim Holtz Oxides
and Catherine Pooler inks

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Warm Winter Wishes

The Paper Players - Color Challenge #523
Crafting Happiness - Brrrr
Creative Knockouts - Something to Say

Stamp by Angie Blom

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

I Will Always Be Your Friend, Gnome Matter What

Stamping Pals - Color Sketch #11
Little Red Wagon - Friendship
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #396, Make Your Mark

Stamps by Unity Stamp Company
Colored with Tim Holtz Oxide inks

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

You're a Treat

I know it's in the dead of Winter here, but apparently there's a thing as National Ice Cream Day and it's this week. So here is my ice cream card. Digi stamp by the wonderful Angie Blom.

Coloring in Scrapland - Slim Line or Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Use a Digi stamp
Festive Friday - #FF0075 (ice cream, pink, brown)

Digi by Angie Blom

Monday, January 11, 2021

Hello, My Friend

Got out my stencil by Picket Fence to make this forest of trees. It's so easy and adds no bulk to the card like another die cut would. All critters by My Favorite Things and colored with Catherine Pooler inks and water. 

Just Us Girls - Use a Stencil

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Hot Cocoa is the answer ...

I found this latest hot cocoa die cut set from My Favorite Things and had to get it. 

The Card Concept - Winter Warmth (inspired by hot cocoa pic in a clean and simple card)
Fusion Card Challenge - Cocoa
Stinkin' Inkers - Make it Hot

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Another gnome Valentine

Well, we only got a dusting of snow late last night and it will be melted by noon!!

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #467

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Friday, January 8, 2021


This snowman is perfect for today as we "might" be getting some snow in NC today. It only snows once or twice a year so I am like a kid at Christmas when it does!! We'll see if we get anything!! It's just raining/sleeting right now.

Color Throwdown - Challenge #624

Stamps by Colorado Craft Company
Colored with Tim Holtz Oxide inks

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Winter is Not a Season, It's a Celebration

One of my new favorite snowman images out by Colorado Stamp Company.

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor
Sweet Stampin' - Something New (this new stamp by Colorado Stamp Co)
Crafting Happiness - A- Animals
Use Your Stuff - All About the New (this new stamp by Colorado Stamp Co)