Saturday, April 30, 2022

Who's a Good Boy?

My grand-dog's birthday is next week and he turns 11!! Our daughter has had him since he was 8 weeks old!! He's such a good boy! I hope he likes his card! LOL

Addicted to Stamps and More - Birthdays

Friday, April 29, 2022

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!!

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week and I made my godchild a card for each day of the week next week. I sealed them each in an envelope with the day of the week on them. This is her first year of teaching kindergarten. 

Tic Tac Toe - TTTC159 (Teacher/Free/Bright Colors)

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Sending Bear Hugs

Have you ever heard of yarn blocking? Me neither!! Splitcoast had this challenge this week and you can see it here. You take some yarn and wrap it around a block and then dip it in white acrylic paint and you get this look of rain or snow falling. My poor bear is getting really wet here since his umbrella is barely big enough to cover him up. LOL I think it would look really great on dark cardstock and turn out even better!! 

Little Red Wagon - Save me from April Showers

Stamps by Catherine Pooler

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Hello My Dear Friend

 The Card Concept - How Does Your Garden Grow? I was inspired with the colors for this card

Die cut by Hero Arts
Stamp by Stampendous
Watercolors by Jane Davenport

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Amazing Mom

I just love love love this stamp by Anita Jeram. 

Shopping Our Stash - What a Difference You've Made in my Life
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Springtime

Stamps by Colorado Craft Co
Grass punch by Martha Stewart

Monday, April 25, 2022

With Sympathy

 Inkspirational - Watercolor

Sentiment by Avery Elle
Trees by Unity Stamps
Birds by Repeat Impressions 
Watercolors by Jane Davenport

Sunday, April 24, 2022

#1 Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up May2-6 and I made this card for my godchild Mindy who is in her first year of teaching kindergarten. For this card, I used this old set from Stamping Bella and for the book she’s holding, I got a Mickey Mouse image online as she is a huge Disney lover. I also paper pieced her dress in tiny Minnie Mouse. The rest is watercolored. I went around the edge of the white cardstock in Pixie Dust Catherine Pooler ink as I had a tiny smudge when I got all done and I had to cover it up with something. LOL It matched the cardstock perfectly.

Allsorts - I spy something that starts with "B" (books) Inkspirational - Watercolor

Big and small letters by Concord & 9th
Reading girl and books by Stamping Bella
#1 Teacher sentiment by Jaded Blossoms
Watercolors by Art Philosophy 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Happy New Home

 My Time to Craft - Outdoor Property Markings

Home embossing folder by Darice
Watercolored stamped scene
Stamp by Art Impressions

Friday, April 22, 2022

Birthday tulips

Nothing says spring time to me, like tulips! I love them but they don't bloom very long. They are now in full bloom everywhere near me and I just love to look at them when I walk at the park nearby. This tulip stencil by Unity Stamps is so easy to line up. It's 3 steps - 2 are the flower petals and one is the leaves. I did a challenge over at Splitcoast that was called Torn paper faux which is what I did to the edge of this card in black. I tore some paper then blended black ink over top so it looks torn. I love this card because it isn't as bulky as some cards are if I were to use all die cuts. The vertical sentiment is by Waffle Flower and I find myself using these A LOT since I got them last month. Waffle Flower die cuts come pre-cut and on a magnetic sheet and I wish ALL products came like that. 

Time Out - Spring
Seize the Birthday - Signs of Spring
Aud Sentiments - 12th Birthday
Fusion - Tulips

Stencil by Unity Stamps
Sentiment by Waffle Flower

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Have a Bearytastic Day!

Here's another Gruffie bear getting stuffed with chocolates. This was the 2nd bear stamp that my friend Meg sent me from Scotland and I just love them both so much!! I stamped all around the edges of the card with the individual chocolate pieces, then cut him out using my Wonky Stitches rectangle die cuts by Gina Marie Designs. I watercolored him and voila, all done!  Inside the card reads "Have a Bearytastic Day!"

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional Stitching

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Wishing You the Best Day Ever

Say hello to one of the Gruffie bears. I was fortunate enough to get this awesome stamp from my good friend Meg - all the way from Scotland. He is so fun to color and I did this for a challenge over at Splitcoast last month. You can see it here and it's called the Layered Retiform technique. You can watch the tutorial here. I really like making my own backgrounds and will definitely be making more of these for future cards.

 House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional Stitching

Stamp by Stampendous
Sentiment and die strip by Taylored Expressions
Watercolored with Jane Davenport paints

Sunday, April 17, 2022


I found this cute House Mouse stamp at Hobby Lobby this week on sale. I added some glitter to the bees.

My Time to Craft - Springtime Insects
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional Stitching

Stamp by Stampendous
Clouds by My Favorite Things
Glitter pen used on bees

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Hello My Dear Friend

I am excited to announce I made the Dirty Dozen Team over at Splitcoast. You can see all of us here and you can read my bio here. I'm so excited to be apart of this great team of girls!! 

I hand drew this tree, used watercolor paints on it and added a sentiment. It was for a challenge at Splitcoast and you can see the video here

Inkspirational - Watercolor
Challenge Up Your Life - Splatters

Monday, April 11, 2022

You Float my Boat

I paper pieced the boat here and hand drew the water. 

Three Room Studio - Water theme

Stamps by Taylored Expressions

Sunday, April 10, 2022

If you live to be a hundred ...

 Here's another great Winnie the Pooh stamp by Unity Stamps!! 

The Paper Players - Challenge #PP586

Friday, April 8, 2022

I'm Here for You

 Just Add Ink - Color #598

Stamp by Stampendous
Sentiment by Amuse Stamps

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Rabbit car

Easter is in 10 days!! 

Double D - Easter
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Creative Inspiration - Hoppy Easter/Animals

Stamps by Avery Elle
Tree die by Gina Marie Designs
Sky stenciling by My Favorite Things

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Life is Better with a Friend Like You

 Little Red Wagon - Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Die set by The Greetery
Sentiment by Reverse Confetti

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Sending Some Happy

Have you seen the website called "Love Notes Fairy?" I signed up to be a love notes fairy and on the first Saturday of each month they email you a list of people who may be needing of cheering up for one reason or another. You can send to one or all on the list. This was my first month doing it and this is one of the cards I am sending out. Hopefully this card will make her smile :).

2 Sisters on the Blog - Pastels

Stamps and die cuts by Concord & 9th

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Happy Easter

 The Card Concept - Easter Blessings (I am inspired by the Easter bunny in the photo)

Bunny stamp set and die by The Stamp Market
Sentiment by Avery Elle
Background die cut by Reverse Confetti (retired)