Saturday, February 27, 2021

Out of town

 I have to go out of town for a memorial for my aunt so I will be offline for a few days. See you again next week!!

Friday, February 26, 2021

You Make the World a Better Place with plants

This is similar to my last card I made like this only I re-arranged the plants and added a heart to the sign. Another card for the Hospice Volunteers to say they are appreciated.

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Challenge #358

Hugs My Friend

I just can't help myself from playing with this cute stamp over and over :). I tied him up with a retired cloud stamp by Unity Stamps. I love the words in the clouds. I made this card for a "clouds" challenge at Splitcoast. 

Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes: Optional Elephant/Circus
C.R.A.F.T. - Inspired by a Movie (Disneynature Elephant)
As You Like It - Favorite Reason to Send a Card and Why I love to send cards when people are sick or just need a hug. Especially this past year has been so tough on so many people, it made me feel good to send "Hug" cards :). I love to cheer people up when they are down!

Elephant/monkey stamp by Purple Onion Designs
Sentiment by Purple Onion Designs
Sky stamp by Unity Stamps
Grass punch by Martha Stewart
Colored with Copics

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Happy 50th!

A few friends have big birthdays this year so I am starting now and trying to make each one different. I haven't stamped with these balloons in awhile by The Greetery so I dug out my Tim Holtz platform and this was super easy to line up the stamps and have them match up rather nicely. It's so much harder without it! I love this color combo too!

CAS on Sunday - Turquoise/Teal, Orange and White
Allsorts - Anything Goes, Add a Number
Inspired by - Take A Number
TIME OUT - Birthday

Stamps and die cuts by The Greetery
"50" and "Heather" die cuts by Sizzix

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Heartfelt Sympathy

This card is similar to a few cards ago only I added birds to this one :). 

Just Us Girls - Rainbow Colors

Stamps by Unity Stamps
Colored with Catherine Pooler inks and water

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Just A Little Note

Another great stamp set by Concord & 9th. I love these flowers and you can either color them with markers, watercolors or with the stamps that come with them. The stripes are also by Concord & 9th. I haven't bought anything from them since Covid, I need to see what they have that's new :).

Color My Heart - Shades of Pink + 1 color (green)

Sunday, February 21, 2021

You Make the World a Better Place

I made a few cards for Hospice's volunteers down in Titusville, FL. Here's one of them.

Just Add Ink - Challenge #542

Stamps by Concord & 9th

Saturday, February 20, 2021


CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #407

Stamps by Concord & 9th
Watercolors by Distress Oxide Inks

Friday, February 19, 2021

Happy 100!

I made this for a good friend's grandpa who turned 100!

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Smile like the Sun
Addicted to Stamps and More - Any Occasion
Paper Shelter - Shades of Blue
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes with a masculine twist

Stamp by Technique Junkies
"100" die cut numbers by Sizzix
Tim Holtz Oxide inks

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Swinging with a friend

Passion for Markers - 3 or more papers
Shopping Our Stash - All about Family
The Cat's Pajama's - Patterned Paper

Stamp by Unity Stamps
Colored with Copics

Happy Birthday Stand Up Card

This card is really easy to make as long as you die cut first, then stamp once its die cut out. I am making quite a few of these cards for my friends and I have a list of who I am sending them to so I remember for next year not to do it again. LOL These color challenges work great for them and each one is a different color combo when I do it that way.

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Color Challenge #357
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Die Cuts

Stamps and die cuts by Concord & 9th

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Just a Note from my sandbox

I am a huge fan of no-line coloring but rarely do it because I can't do it!! I have tried and tried and I use the no-line ink pad by Ink on 3 and I think this is one of my better cards with it. LOL I think I just need to practice the no-line coloring more often.

Global Design Project - Animal

Stamps by Inky Stamper

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

I'm sorry there are no words to make this better

My aunt who was 80 years old has been battling Diabetes 1 for about 10 years. She got it late in life and it was so hard to change her way to eating low sugar or no sugar. It finally got the best of her and she lost her battle on Valentine's Day. She lived in Ohio and I would visit her twice a year. I would call her once a week and tell her everything! She was like a 2nd mom to me and I am going to miss her dearly. I played in my craft room all day yesterday and made sympathy cards to mail to her son, sister, and her sister's daughter too. 

This stamp set by Unity Stamps is perfect for sympathy cards and I love how the background came out too. 

Papercraft Challenges - For a loved one
Use Your Stuff - It's my Favorite (I love the way I did this sky with watercolors and this stamp set by Unity is one of my favorites I own in my stash)

Stamps by Unity Stamps

This was Aunt Charlie and I back in 
November 2019, long before Covid 
ever came along. I'm going to miss
her so much!! 

Monday, February 15, 2021

Stay Warm and Feel Cozy

We tried out the new place in town Acai Frenzy and our "acai bowls" were amazing!! (see pics below)

Little Red Wagon - Hot Drinks

Stamps by Unity Stamps

These bowls were really good. 
Left bowl is Berry Bowl (with acai, strawberries, blueberries,
coconut flakes, and bananas)
Right bowl is Acai Bowl (granola, acai, banana, strawberries,
blueberries, kiwi, pineapple and raspberries)

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day milkshake

It's Valentine's Day in the US. We are hopefully checking out a brand new place that literally just opened yesterday for lunch called Acai Frenzy. They have acai bowls and smoothies. Lots of different berries and granola so a nice healthy lunch for us. We will go pick it up and bring it home.

We are grilling out steaks on the grill with mashed potatoes and green beans for dinner. 

Stamp by Lily of the Valley
Sentiment by Amuse Studio
Rectangle dotted die cut by Gina Marie Designs

Creative Friday - As a couple
Catch the Bug - All about the Kids

Saturday, February 13, 2021

1 Universe, 9 planets, 204 countries and I had the priviledge of meeting you

 I made this for my hubby's birthday next month. 

I love this sentiment I used on this card. My hubby and I met 32 years ago and will be married 30 years in May. We got married in St Thomas on the beautiful Magen's Bay. We were really hoping to go back to Magen's Bay this May but with the Pandemic going on, we are going to stay in the USA if we even go anywhere. Not sure yet what we'll do. I used his college colors (navy and orange from UVA in Virginia)

Cuttlebug Mania - Put an Animal on It
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

"Merry Moose" by Sizzix Tim Holtz
"Speech Bubble Edgy Options" Die cuts by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Colored moose with watercolors
Sentiment by Mama Elephant
I cut the die cuts out using my Sizzix Big Kick

Friday, February 12, 2021

I will always be your friend

Who remembers tie dye?  I have seen it everywhere again. Here is my tie dye card that I made for a challenge at Splitcoast. All you need is a coffee filter, ink pads or re-inkers, and diaper wipes. I only had brown coffee filters on hand so I decided just to use a napkin and it worked fine. Here is the video to see how it's done. Easy peasy!!

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Color Challenge #357

Thursday, February 11, 2021

You are stronger than you think

 CAS Colours & Sketches - Sketch #406

Stamps by Stampin Up

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Snowman Valentine

Here is another snowman Valentine :). I know I said I was done with snowman cards but I made this one last week LOL 

The Paper Players - Hearts and/or Stars
Just Us Girls - Valentine
Crafting Happiness - Sweet

Stamps by Colorado Craft Company

Monday, February 8, 2021

Kindness is the Way

It's been one year since I was assigned my chemo pal from and I send her 2 cards every single week. Right now I am working on my cards for March, I try and work a month ahead so now I am making cards with "Spring" on my mind. I dug out this digi image from a couple of years ago. It's by Power Poppy. It's a free download.

TGIF - Color Challenge #302


Coloring this card makes me think how much longer until Spring!! I am going to focus on Spring-time cards now since it is next month! I cleaned out my stamp room yesterday and put away all my snowman stamps, Christmas stamps, etc. Onto flowers ... I like this color combo. 

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #405
The Flower Challenge - Use your latest stamps or dies

Images by Angie Blom