Tuesday, March 21, 2017


This week is my friend Andrea's birthday.  
She is turning 25 (again).  :)
So, the rest of the design team is set to wish her a great day!!

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I saw a card with a see-thru front on Pinterest some time ago, and have wanted to try this ever since....

I cut a piece of designer paper and tacked it to the front of the card, placed where I was going to want it, and ran it thru my big shot, cutting both the dsp and the card front at the same time. This allowed me to get the line up just right. I adhered my acetate sheet to both the back of the dsp and the front of the card front. Between these layers I put a layer of foam tape around the opening, filled it with sequins and balloon cutouts, and stuck my layers together.

I will definitely try this layout again.  I figured a shaker card was needed, as Andrea is a fan.  :)

Please take some time and participate in our challenge if you can!!
Have a great week!!
Hug your pets.

PS..HaPpY bIrThDaY aNdReA!!!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


This weeks Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge is a shaker card.  I see SO many that are SO cute, but I just don't make a lot of them. So this was just the nudge needed to break out the sequins!!

I have had this shaker-ready balloon which came in a kit of ready-to-make projects.  I have used so many items out of the kit, that there is not much left to create the items the kit was intended for. This seemed the perfect opportunity to make use of it....

The other balloons were all punched with the Balloon Punch. The sentiment is from the "Party Pants" set.
The colors used were Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder.  The background is from a paper stack from My Mind's Eye.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Hug your pets.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


I am hopping along with the OSAT blog hoppers this month.

The theme is "Birthday Bash", inspired, I imagine, by the fact that our fearless leader, Andrea Tracy-Tucker, has a birthday this month.  She will be turning 29, again, I believe!!  :)

I took this opportunity to play some more with my "taco truck".  I love this Tasty Truck set, and love tacos even more, so I have changed the name of the set in my head.....  lol

So, my original idea was for a little cupcake holder. The local grocery store has pretty good cupcakes, so I talked myself in to buying some.  I happened to get some with purple in the frosting, so this is why my project became purple....

So, I began with the cupcake box. I used Wisteria Wonder, and some retired dsp to create it. The band I started with to form the box is 2" high, each side is 3" wide. I used the retired Two Tags die (which I just received from the wonderful Tina Riddle!!) to make the taller sides because I wanted a little curve and detail to the sides. I punched the tags with a small star punch to add some detail....my original idea was to add some balloon cutouts, but they just didn't look right...

On the front, I attached the Tasty Truck, and on the back....

the rest of the sentiment and a little ribbon detailing.

My card base is Wisteria Wonder. And I again made a little truck for the front.  For the background I repeatedly stamped the truck in Wisteria Wonder ink.

I also made a little treat bag. I must admit that I am unsure if the bag is Stampin Up, or if it is one I purchase from a local craft store (I have both).  :)

Again, I stamped the little truck and colored it with copics. It is all ready to be filled with goodies!!

Thank you for stopping by to check out my goodies!! I hope you are having a wonderful day!!
Hug your pets.

Next up is Sue. If you click on the 'next' button below, it should take you right on to check out her b-day creations.

Sue Plote

Here is a list of the hoppers.....if you would like to check out where you might be in the loop.....

  1. Lori Mueller -- http://www.stampindreams.com/my-blo...
  2. Melissa Davies - http://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/...
  3. Marisa Gunn - http://dzinesbymeg.typepad.com/dzin...
  4. Jennifer Hill - https://onecraftysister.com/2017/03/osat-blog-hop-birthday-bash/
  5. Tina Rackley Riddle - http://www.tinascropshop.com/2017/0...
  6. Crystal Komara - http://www.superstampgirl.com/blog/...
  7. Kelly Acheson - http://astampabove.typepad.com/my-b...
  8. Lisa Altman - http://bluetricyclecrafts.blogspot.com/...
  9. Sue Plote - http://thispinkrooster.blogspot.com/...
  10. Rick Adkins - http://wp.me/p2AuXD-3ET
  11. Jeanna Bohanon - http://bit.ly/2mXmsdF
  12. Maria Willis - http://cardbomb.blogspot.com/2017/0...
  13. Renee Ondrajka - http://stampinwithrenee.blogspot.com/...
  14. Pam Staples - https://wp.me/p3p2VA-1Kn
  15. Andrea Tracy-Tucker - http://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/...
  16. Megan Thompson - http://meganttstamps.blogspot.com/2...
  17. Justin Krieger - http://wp.me/p5dZez-64q

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


This week's card for the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge was inspired by the sketch for this week,

 but also by the Unity Stamp Co paper piecing challenge.....

I don't do much paper piecing.  This is, I believe, about my third attempt..... 

I may have gone a bit crazy with the paper piecing, but we all know how I love to fussy cut!!  It takes a special girl to coordinate her dress, shoes, hat, AND balloons!!!  lol

I used the Unity Stamp Co set called "Evelyn Girl" for the image and sentiment.  The pink spotted paper I used for the background, and her shoes, outfit, hat and a few of her balloons is from a 'Products by Nancy Mat Stack". The glitter washi is from Stampin Up, and I colored with copics.

My card is finished off with some sequins from.....wait for it.....the Dollar Tree!!  lol

Hope you enjoyed my card. Please take some time to enter this week's challenge. I love a good sketch!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Hug your pets!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


I had an idea right away when I saw this challenge. I just didn't realize how long it would take me to accomplish this!!  Yikes.  It didn't help that I put waaaaay to many flowers together, lol. I probably have enough for another wreath.  :)

I used the Botanical Blossoms dies from Sampin Up to make the flowers.  The leaves are from the Bird Punch (both the leaf vine and the wing piece were used).

The original idea came about because I had a cute little wooden wreath ring which I received as part of a birthday gift over a year ago from a crafty friend.  As happens in my life quite often.....when it came time to make the wreath.....I couldn't find the ring!!!  Sigh....

So, I improvised.....

I cut a paper ring using the thick backing from a pack of dsp.  And here you can also see the bajillion flowers I made....  lol

And, I had some much needed supervision......

They are such good helpers!!  :)

Make it a great week!!
Hug your pets!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


This week the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge is all about kindness.....
How kind of you to stop by!!  :)

I knew I had a stamp about kindness, it just took me a bit of digging to find it.  The sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up set, 'Friend to Friend'. The images are from Stamps by Judith......and are also some that I have had years and years, and still love!!

The paper color is Old Olive, I stamped the jar with Lost Lagoon, and the flowers I stamped with Crushed Curry. 

Hope you have enjoyed my card....and can find some time to share some kindness (and a project) with us!!  :)

Just click on the challenge image above, and you will be magically taken right to the challenge page.  :)

I hope you have a week filled with kindness!
Hug your pets!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Hello!  And thank for stopping by to check out this week's challenge....

I am a little in love with what I refer to as "the taco truck".....lol....

And this was the perfect chance to play with it some more. 

I used Daffodil Delight for the card base, and used that ink color, along with Peakaboo Peach, and Bermuda Bay to stamp the little ice cream cones on the background dots.

I colored in the truck with pencil crayons, and finished it off with some Bermuda Bay ribbon. The stitched dies are from Gina Steimel, and the truck layer is attached with dimensionals.

Thanks again for stopping by to check out my card.....now I want ice cream!!  :)

Make it a great day!
Hug your pets.