Thursday, June 30, 2022

Peaceful Porch Scene

 The Sisterhood of Crafters - Add Layers

Die cuts by The Greetery

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Together is a Beautiful Place to Be

Have you seen the new Winnie the Pooh digital stamps by Polka Dot Orchard? They are priced at 1/2 off right now too!! Check them out here. I wasn't sure how this would work with watercoloring since I printed it off my computer but as long as I dabbed on the watercolor, it did not smear the ink. I used my Jane Davenport watercolors here and I used a yellow copic marker to color Pooh. Since I'm only using the colors in this challenge, I didn't color many of the animals in. Just left them as is. I LOVE this image!!! 

Global Design Project - Color Challenge #349

Digi by Polka Dot Orchard

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Just Because

Make My Monday - Coloring - Any Medium
Dragonfly Dreams - Outdoors

Stamps by Unity Stamps
Grass punch by Martha Stewart
Clouds by My Favorite Things
Watercolored with Jane Davenport watercolors

Monday, June 27, 2022


Beyond the Blue - Two Colors

Die cuts by Concord & 9th

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Keep Calm and Float On

Creative Sketchy Girls - Outdoor Sports (swimming)
Challenge Up Your Life - Fun in the Sun
Papercraft Challenges - For the Girls

Stamps and die cuts by Avery Elle
Stencil by Hero Arts

Saturday, June 25, 2022

I Wish I Could Make Everything Better

I just got from a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio where I got to spend some time with my Aunt Gloria. She had fallen and was in Rehab for a few days so I surprised her with a visit.

Also, our daughter is in Athens, Greece for her 30th birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILY!!! She flew to Florence, Italy first for 7 days and now 7 days in Greece. Getting there was a nightmare and it took her 3 WHOLE DAYS to get there instead of 18 hours like it should have. Travel is just terrible right now with all the cancelled flights/delayed flights. One good thing is she had to spend the night one night in Paris, France so I talked her into getting a hotel room and she took a train to see the Eiffel Tower. So that was a nice added addition to her trip that she was not expecting!! She flew solo but met up with 40 others in a tour group and all are aged 18-29 (she was allowed to be included since she was 29 when she booked the trip!). Looks like she's having the time of her life!!

Just Add Ink - Flowers

Flowers by The Greetery

Sunday, June 19, 2022

You are Amazing and Strong

Here's this hot air balloon again, only in shades of blue this time

Make the Cards - Any shades of blue

Stamp by Unity Stamp Co.
Sentiment by Avery Elle

Friday, June 17, 2022

Thinking of You in this Difficult Time

I love watercoloring this hot air butterfly balloon.

Color Throwdown - Challenge #697
C.R.A.F.T. - Transportation #641

Stamp by Unity Stamp Co.
Sentiment by Gina K Designs

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

I Know You Have a Ton of Your Mind

I sent this to a friend who's son was very sick with Covid and he has since recovered 100%.

Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark

Stamps by Purple Onion
Birds by Repeat Impressions
Paper Pieced elephant with flamingo papers

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Well, Hello There Hummingbirds

I got this hummingbird House Mouse stamp in the mail today. I saw a card last week using this image and I was on a mission to find it. I found it at an online store in Massachusetts and I got it today!! Very fast shipping and I thought her pricing was pretty good too. Here is the website - K.G. Krafts and you can find here: (I just looked at the website and I no longer see its for sale so she may be out of them). 

CAS Colours & Sketches - Sketch #474
Make My Monday - Summer Fun
House Mouse & Friends Monday - Anything Goes, Optional Naughty

Stamp by Stampendous
Sentiment by Unity Stamps
Watercolors by Art Philosophy

Saturday, June 11, 2022

With Heartfelt Sympathy

 The Sisterhood of Crafters - Seasonal Landscapes

Stamps by Stampin Up
Circle die cut by Gina Marie Designs

Friday, June 10, 2022

Keep Calm and Float On

Tic Tac Toe - Challenge #TTTC165 (Swimming Pool/Die Cut/Stencil)

I still myself reaching for this stamp set by Avery Elle 4-5 years later!!  Going into the triple digits next week in the Carolina's. I wish we still had a pool to cool off in!!

Stamps and die cuts by Avery Elle
Water Ripples stencil by Gina Marie Designs

Monday, June 6, 2022

Winnie the Pooh Easel Card

I made this Winnie the Pooh card into an easel card and you can find the video here. Or you can find her blog here that you can just copy her measurements down without watching the video.

Get Creative - Use 2 or more patterned papers (I do have 2 different papers on this easel card)

Pooh stamps by Unity Stamps
Tree stamp by Catherine Pooler
Sentiments by Avery Elle
Stickles glitter

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Happy 100th Birthday!

I sent this to a guy who's turning 100 next week!! 

Stamping Sensations - Make it Masculine

Stamps by Altenew
"100" die cut by Sizzix

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Life is Better with Sandy Feet

Have you "met" Gladys the Flamingo yet?  She's the latest creation by Sizzix and I just love her!! I think she goes perfectly with this beach scene from Hero Arts. 

Four Seasons - June Anything Goes Summer
Allsorts - Anything Goes - Sun, Sea, Sand

Stamps by Hero Arts
Flamingo "Gladys" by Sizzix

Thursday, June 2, 2022


I made this for someone graduating from Texas A & M this year in Engineering.

Cupcake Inspirations - Graduation

Stamp and die cut by Colorado Craft Co.
Background paper made online (Texas A&M logo)

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Happy Mother's Day Pooh Style!

And one more Mother's Day card I sent to a friend ...

Allsorts - Not a Birthday

Pooh stamp by Unity Stamps
Tree stamp by Catherine Pooler
Paper pieced balloon with flamingo paper