Tuesday, August 23, 2016

SIP62 sketch

Hello there!!  Thank you for stopping by to check out my card for this week's sketch challenge at Stamp. Ink, Paper!!

I made a totally different card, at first..... then had this idea....

Funny thing is, the flower that I had fussy cut, that started this whole idea, ended up being too big. So I didn't even end up using what I started with.... sigh.

The base is Mint Macaron, as is the dsp layer. The other color is Blushing Bride. The stitched dies are from Gina Steimel. The sentiments and numbers are from 'Number of Years' and the coordinating dies.  The flowers are from 'Bloom with Hope' which gets a lot of use, as it is a favorite set of mine/  The coloring is done with my Copics.

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Make it a great day!!


Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Hello Hello!!  And thanks for stopping by to check out my card for our newest Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge!!!

I was a little all over the place when I wrote up this tic tac toe board.  lol   Oh well, gives everyone lots of options!!  :)

For my card, I went across the top row.... green, sequins, flowers.  Funny side note, Andrea did the same row, and her card looks nothing like mine!!  lol

I broke out an old friend, Blooming with Kindness, for the image and sentiment. It is stamped in Blushing Bride to coordinate with the dsp and cardstock base. All my layers are cut out with my Gina Steimel stitched dies.  She now has stitched stars, which are high on my wish list!!!
The stem of the flower and the ribbon are Old Olive. A few white sequins finished it off.

I am working on an order for 25 cards for a former card worker of my sister.  She asked that a few be for breast cancer patients, and I am hoping this is what she had in mind.  I made another one that is similar......

This pic also gives you a glimpse of my new card rack.  I am loving this thing!!  Got it for free from the lady that sets up beside us at the local flea market.  What a sweetheart!!

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Make it a great day!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016



And thanks for checking in again for our newest Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.
This week is something my sister will like, cuz it involves purple!!

I haven't made use of the scribbly lines in the Swirly Scribbles thinlits yet, so this seemed like a good chance to break em out!!

The card base is Elegant Eggplant, the stitched layer (cut with my most favorite Gina Steimel stitched dies!!) is on Smokey Slate.  The little flowers are from the Swirly Bird set, cut out with the matching die. The sentiment is from Endless Creations, the butterfly is from Nature's Perfection.

The butterfly cut out with the coordinating punch, the sentiment punched out with a retired punch whose name escapes me right now.  lol  The sentiment, butterfly and several of the flowers are poped up with dimensionals. I added a little sparkle with some bling.  :)

I had a little supervision while I was crafting today.....while she read the paper.  I have such a smart puppy dog!!  lol

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Thanks for stopping my to check out my post for Stamp, Ink, Paper's 59th challenge!!
This week, it is all about the laughs!!  Make us something funny!!

I thought this would be a great challenge idea..... who doesn't like to laugh??  :)

I don't use this Crazy Bird set enough..... and thought it would be a great set for this card.  The sentiment is from Art Impressions.

The card base is Basic Gray, the dsp is from my stash, not sure what the collection was.....

Hope you like my creation.
Can't WAIT to see what you all come up with!!!
Make it a great day.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Once again, we have a sketch challenge for you this week!!

 I can't get enough of sketch challenges. Just LOVE em!!

My card base is Bermuda Bay, the dsp layer is from he Serene Scenery dsp stack (which I love).  I cut out a tag using Very Vanilla, and stamped a little background on it with some Swirly Scribbles.  I originally left the tag blank, but it looked like it needed a little sumthin.  I also outlined the tag with my Bermuda Bay marker.

The flower and sentiment are Crushed Curry, sentiment stamped in black. The "love " and flower are from Sunshine Wishes Dies. The tag is adhered with dimensionals, and I glued on a few sequins.

And, yes, I liked the sketch so much.... I did a spare!!  lol   It was a good excuse to stay sitting at my desk in front of my fan.....it is MEGA hot here in northern Wisconsin.

Hope you can find some time to join in this week's challenge!!
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Welcome to this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge!!

What do you get when you ask someone from Wisconsin to make a black and white card??  You get a card with a cow!!  lol

The fence and barn in background are from "The Barnyard" by Our Craft Lounge.
The cow and sentiment are from A Muse Artstamps. Everything is stamped in Memento black on white paper. The dsp layers are some I found in my stash. The layers are all cut out with my Gina Steimel stitched dies, and are layered on a black base.  I fussy cut the cow, and popped her up with a dimensional. 

She is so cute...... and the sentiment make me smile.  I have just the person in mind to send this to, so in the mail it will go......

Thanks for stopping by!!  Hope you can find some time to join in this week's challenge!!

Make it a great day!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SIP56 Christmas

Welcome to Christmas in July!!

I love Christmas!!  I was hoping as I made my card, I would feel cooler.  It is 87 degrees, in the shade, here in the northwoods.  Yuk!!  It didn't work, though......it is still muggy and sticky.  Maybe I should have used a snowy theme!!  :)

But, I just had to use this adorable tree...... so no snow.

The base is Mossy Meadow, which I had to stock up on before it was discontinued, cuz I love it!!
The dsp is from the Cozy Christmas collection from last year, I believe.  The image and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Co. and is called "Small Stuff Christmas".  I stamped them in Chocolate Chip.

Did a little coloring with my markers, and there you have it!!  :)

Only 165 days til Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!