Saturday, July 31, 2021

Hope you're back on your feet soon

 Color Throwdown - Color Challenge #653

Stamp by Unity Stamps
Sentiment and die cut by Catherine Pooler

Friday, July 30, 2021

Just Because

Sending this to a friend who is recovering from Covid.  

Just Add Ink - Color #565

We Bee-Long Together

Always Fun - Use Stencils

Stamps and stencil by Simon Says Stamp

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Peace * Love* Joy

I sure am getting a head start on my Christmas cards which I will be thankful for come this December.  I put this family in a forest this time with a birch tree die cut by Gina Marie Designs. I watercolored them and love how it makes me look like an artist when I clearly am nowhere near a REAL artist! LOL

CAS Colours & Sketches - Sketch #430
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Anything Christmas

Stamp and banner die cut by Mama Elephant
Die cut by Spellbinders

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

You're the Pumpkin Spice to my Latte

Isn't this moose just the cutest? :)

A Place to Start - Favorite Holiday or Celebration (Halloween/Fall)
My Time to Craft - No patterned paper
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes

Moose, beaver and sentiment by My Favorite Things
Pumpkins by Sunny Studio
Grass die cut by My Favorite Things
Clouds die cut by Gina Marie Designs
Paper pieced moose and beaver's shirts

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

You're so wonderful

I wanted to try this partial die cutting that Julie Ebersole did and after watching her video here, it worked beautifully. 

As You See It - Autumn Warmth

Stamp and die cut by Concord & 9th

Monday, July 26, 2021

Merriest of Holidays

Lots of blending with Oxides but I love how this night sky came out :). This die cut is one of my favorites deals I found at Hobby Lobby last year for only $5!!

Just Add Ink - #563 Choose Two - Sky/Sea/Trees (sky/tree)
Christmas Crafts All Year - Something that starts with M or N (Merriest)
My Time to Craft - No patterned paper
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas in July
Daisy Chain - Dies and/or Stencils
Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with die cuts
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes

Die cut by Spellbinders
White embossed sentiment by Flora & Fauna
White snow falling by Avery Elle white ink spray

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Wish you the most beautiful day

On this porch scene I decided to do clouds instead of a whole blended sky. The clouds may be a little dark but I went with these colors for this color challenge. Notice the little kitty on the cute little cushion on the swing. The Greetery really does think of the little details that make a difference on a card! 

Color Throwdown - Challenge #652

Die cuts by The Greetery
Sentiment (unknown)

Saturday, July 24, 2021

I Miss You

Sending this to a friend who is retiring to the beach. She hasn't moved yet but I miss her already! LOL

CAS on Sunday - Tiny images 
Make My Monday - Trees

Stamps by Concord & 9th

Thursday, July 22, 2021

If loving thoughts could heal ...

I did an abstract watercolor background by watching this you tube video, only my paints did not "dance" around like the video. I think I kept adding too much but I wasn't liking it at first so I kept adding to it. You can see the video here. I'm sending this card to my uncle who is fighting cancer.

Paper Craft Crew - Tic Tac Toe (trees/die cut/watercolor) 
Make My Monday - Trees

Stamps by Hero Arts
Sentiment by Stampin Up
Watercolors by Jane Davenport
Rectangle die cut by Gina Marie Designs

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Porch scene at night

I like this much better in blue versus kraft :). Lots of Oxide blending for the background but I love how it came out!

Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge #523

Die cuts by The Greetery

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Let's rock!

Not sure how I like this on kraft card stock but I only had these 3 colors to work with and putting the porch on white background didn't look so great so I chose kraft. I can tell I am going to get a lot of use out of this brand new Greetery die cut set.

Just Us Girls - Color #593

New dies from The Greetery!
Colored with Oxide inks
Squeezed Lemonade, Hickory Smoke, Peacock Feathers

Monday, July 19, 2021

Let's Ketchup Soon

 Just Add Ink - Challenge 563

Stamps by Tracey Hey
Watercolors by Jane Davenport
X-Stitched Oval die cut by Gina Marie Designs

Saturday, July 17, 2021

May your Tree Tops Glisten

 Winter Wonderland - Christmas music or song (White Christmas by Bing Crosby)

Stamps by Sunny Studio, Sentiment by The Cat's Pajamas
Watercolors by Jane Davenport
Stickles glitters on trees and snowflakes

Friday, July 16, 2021

Merry Christmas

I am continuing with my Christmas in July cards. I signed up for a Card Maker Success Summit class yesterday and it's only available for 24 hours - the free version, that is. Anyway, I watched a video by Daniel West and he showed how to mask around your card using washi tape, blending and how to draw a Christmas tree in  your background just with Copic markers and dots. Easy peasy!! Here is one I made. Snowman is by Unity Stamps. Sentiment is by Newton's Nook. 

Crafty Gals - Christmas in July
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Occasions
Addicted to CAS - Christmas
Less is More - Christmas in July
Krafty Chicks - CAS

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Road to My Heart is Paved with Paw Prints

My friend's dog was put to sleep at age 14 this week so I am sending this card to her to cheer her up. 

Sunday Stamps - Keep it Classic

Dog and quote by Technique Junkies
Stripes by Concord & 9th
Colors used: Oxide Hickory Smoke, Oxide Cracked Pistachio,
Oxide Chipped Sapphire, Oxide Ripe Persimmon

Inside sentiment by Avery Elle
Dog die cut by Penny Black

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Thank You

 If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - July #158

Stamps by Concord & 9th

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

I Wish I Could Make Everything Better

The Paper Players - Color #PP549
Chocolate Baroque - Flowers
Country View Crafts - Use a Stencil or Two
The Flower Challenge - Spots or Stripes

Stamps and Stencils by Concord & 9th
Sentiment by Jaded Blossom

Monday, July 12, 2021

Keep on movin'

When I saw this photo for this challenge, I knew right away which stamp set I was going to use. It was perfect for this. This stamp set is an older set by Flora & Fauna and continues to be a fave of mine. The palm trees are an old wooden Amuse stamp I still have. For the road, I stamped the teeny tiny flower a bunch of times to try to resemble a road. I think it does! HA

My hands continue to do great. No more pain and more importantly, I have time to stamp again!! YAY! (and read!)

{PIN}spirational - July #279

Stamps by Flora & Fauna
Trees by Amuse Studio
Birds by Repeat Impressions

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Peace on Earth

Another Christmas card here. Since I donate about 100 cards to my library each holiday for the troops, I thought why not start now? :) This one went together pretty quick.

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Music or Song (Let There be Peace on Earth by Vince Gill)
Little Red Wagon - Midway to Christmas
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Addicted to CAS - Christmas
Less is More - Christmas in July

Stamps by The Cat's Pajamas
Sentiment by Ellen Hutson
Stickles glitter and Nuvo crystal drops

Saturday, July 10, 2021

To Grandma's house We Go

It's July so I'm starting on my Christmas cards :). 

Just Add Ink - Inspiration #562
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas in July
Little Red Wagon - Midway to Christmas
Christmas Kickstart - Woolly, Fluffy or Furry

Stamps by Reverse Confetti (soon to be retired)
Santa by Hero Arts
Watercolored with Jane Davenport watercolors

Friday, July 9, 2021

Let's Celebrate You

I'm starting on my Fall birthday cards to get them done. I am also trying use up old stamp sets in different ways. I love this color combo.

CAS Colours & Sketches - Color #427

Stamps by Concord & 9th
Inks by Catherine Pooler & Oxides

Thursday, July 8, 2021


 Color Throwdown - Color #650

All stamps and die cut "Celebrate" by Concord & 9th
Inks by Catherine Pooler and Oxides

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Meet me at the Pumpkin Patch

 CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #427

Stamps, die cuts, and stencil by The Greetery
Catherine Pooler, Oxide inks