Thursday, August 31, 2023

Make a Wish

II uesd Tim Holtz watercolor pencils on the candles. They are so easy to blend with water!!

Addicted to Stamps and More - Birthdays

Confetti stencil by Taylored Expressions
Candles and Sentiment die cuts by The Greetery

Happy Halloween pumpkins

Little Red Wagon - Small or Large
Krafty Chicks - Anything Goes

Stamps, stencils and die cuts by Hero Arts
Inks by Catherine Pooler

Monday, August 28, 2023

If Friends were Pumpkins, I'd Pick You

Time to get started on my Fall cards :). 

Less is More - Orange

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Have a Wheeeeelie Good Day!

 Little Red Wagon - Bicycle Race (or any transportation)

Stamps by Hero Arts
White Embossed on black

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

House Mouse Pumpkins and Paint

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional Fruit (I looked up pumpkin and it is a fruit. You can see it explained here. I was not sure if it was a fruit or a vegetable myself. Now I know :). I used my Art Philosophy watercolors on this and added some plaid paper to the side. It opens from the side.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Sending Some Happy

 Retro Rubber - Rainbow All stamps and stencils I have had for a year or more.

Dies and stamps by Concord & 9th
Balloon stencil by Taylored Expressions

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Thanks for Bee-ing My Friend

The Paper Players - CAS - Don't Bug Me

Stamps by Lawn Fawn, 
Hoop and honeycomb die cut by Essentials by Ellen
Aida Cloth Texture die cut by The Greetery
Gold Stickles glitter

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Happy Cake Day!

I took advantage of Ellen Hutson's retirement sale last week. I hate she is retiring. I have loved her stamps over the years!! You can still take advantage of the sale here.

I used some Nuvo drops and Pops of Color drops from for the candle. 

Color Throwdown - Challenge #756

Stamps by Essentials by Ellen

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

The Journey is Sweeter when Traveled with a Dog

Our daughter is going out of town this weekend so we will get to dog sit her dog, Tino for 4 days. I can't wait!! He loves coming to "grammy's house". Even though he does "pout" for a day or so after he gets here. Then, he's all good!!

Little Red Wagon - Dog Days

Stamps by Taylored Expressions

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Happy Bee-Day to You

 Just Us Girls - Bee

Stamps by Waffle Flower

Monday, August 14, 2023

Just Bee-Cause

I found this on sale at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 a few months ago and I could not resist. Watercolored it all. 

Just Us Girls - Bee

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Life is Better in Flip Flops

Still summer here but counting the days till Fall !! It's been so hot in NC.

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Keep it Simple

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Take What You Need

When The Stamp Market had their huge sale 2 weeks ago, I had to get this die cut. It came with a stamp set that would stamp the sentiments but it had already sold out but for $5, I had to buy the die cut. I thought why not write in my own sayings? So that's what I did. Added a couple of bees and it's done :). 

Color Throwdown - Color Challenge #755

The Stamp Market Die Cut
Bees by Waffle Flower

Friday, August 11, 2023

Just For You

Lots of die cuts used here. All from the Concord & 9th Summer Camp I took this summer that was so fun!! Can't wait to for next year!!

Hand Sentiments - Challenge #420
Cardz4Galz - A Summer Day

All supplies from Concord & 9th
Summer Camp

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Peace interactive card

This is an interative card that we learned how to do in the Concord & 9th Summer Camp this summer. I made this into a Christmas card. You turn the top part so it goes from night to day. I stamped the night scene (Santa flying with his reindeer in white Hero Arts ink) I don't think I will be making many of these since it does take quite awhile to come together but I have a special friend who keeps all my cards over the 30 years I have been stamping so this one will go to her. 

Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps & More - Christmas
Paper Funday - The Great Outdoors
Happy Little Stampers - Anything with Dies
The Holly & Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas

Stamps and dies by Concord & 9th
PEACE die cut by Papertrey Ink (in glitter paper)

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Life Would be Im-Popsicle Without You

House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Anything Goes, Optional Funny 
The Paper Players - Hot Fun in the Summertime

Stamp by Stampendous
Sentiment by Concord & 9th
Colored with Watercolors

Monday, August 7, 2023

Hope Your Day is Chill

The Paper Players - Hot Fun in the Summertime
Double D Challenges - Anything Goes, Optional Stencil

Stamps, stencils and die cuts by Concord & 9th

Sunday, August 6, 2023

If Friends Were Pumpkins, I'd Pick You

Time to start making my Fall cards for family and friends :). I made this pumpkin polka-dots.

Two Old Bats Halloween - August Anything Halloween
Let's Craft and Create - Polka dots/Stripes
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act
Cardz 4 Galz - Something beginning with a P (PUMPKIN)

All stamps by Unity Stamps

Saturday, August 5, 2023

So Sweet

Inspired by - Ice Cream Party
Alphabet Challenge - I is for Ice Cream

Dies by Concord & 9th
(Special from their Summer Camp Weekend)

Friday, August 4, 2023

Bright Neon Cake

 If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - Neons
As You Like It - Florals or Gingham and why - I love BOTH but florals would be my favorite, just so many different flowers to love.

All stamps, stencils, and die cuts
are by The Greetery

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Have a Lovely Day

This background was a challenge at Splitcoast called Optical Illusion and it was fun to draw and very quick. You can see it here . I hope that link works. 

Right now I have at least 10 hummingbirds who frequently come to our feeders. I love watching them as they will be gone by early to mid September. 

Fab n' Funky - Summer Fun
Little Red Wagon - Multi-Purpose
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

Hummingbird die, flowers and stamp
sentiment from Concord & 9th

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Hoping Your Day is SEW Wonderful

This is my newest favorite stencil and die set by the Greetery. It looks embroidered but its all stencils and dies. Easy peasy!! (how cute are the scissors? I even added a brad so they can open and close but I accidentially glued it shut. LOL)

Inkspirational - Stencils
Crazy is our Fame/Stencils are our Game - Anything Goes, Optional Butterflies