Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge!!  This week it all about flowers.....

I am loving this new "ruffles" embossing folder!!  It is so pretty and fun. I embossed some Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, the flowers are from "Grateful Bunch". The leaves were punched out with the retired bird punch.  Not sure where the shiny ribbon came from (I just happened to find it in the ribbon drawer).  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I also made this guy......

I used some of the new daisy dsp, which is another new favorite of mine!!

Hope you can find some time to join this week's challenge....who doesn't like flowers??  :)

Thanks again for stopping by!!!
Make it a great day...
....and hug your pets!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


And thank you for stopping by to check out this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.  We have a great tic tac toe board for inspiration this week.

This is what I came up with.....

I have to give a huge "shout out" to Andrea Tracy-Tucker for making my new watermark!! I just love it....love the little tricycle!!!!

The image is from the Unity set "Don't be like the rest of them....."
I heat embossed it with the copper powder from Stampin Up on to Baked Brown Sugar cardstock.  I sponged the edges with BBS ink, and put some matching ribbon along one edge.  The roses are a retired Stampin Up item.

The "hello" is a Stampin Up thinlit die.  The patterned paper is from my massive paper stash and I have no idea of it came from.  :)

Here is the challenge badge.....

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Merry Christmas!!!!!
Thank you for stopping by to check out this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge. This week's challenge is "Christmas in July".  It was weird to try to think of Christmas things while it is sunny and nearly 80 degrees outside......but, I got through it!!  :)

I used an old Hero Arts set for the images and sentiment.  The embossing folder is a retired Stampin Up item.  I colored the images with copics.

And a little closer look.....

Aren't they cute??

Hope you can find some time to join this week's challenge!!  Who doesn't love Christmas??

Have a great week.
Hug your pets!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Summer is here!!  YAY!!  
And, after way more than our share of rain, northern Wisconsin actually got some sunshine today!! 

This week's challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper is all about summer fun.  
I have never been a beach goer. My idea of summer fun is being in a boat, or a campsite, or on a hiking trail......

The base of my card is Pool Party cardstock.  I ran the top half of the card through the Big Shot with the new Ruffled embossing folder.  Not only does it make pretty ruffles, it make pretty waves!!

The image is from Great Impressions, the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I colored the image with my Copics, and wound some sparkly, multi-colored twine around the base before adhering the stamped images with dimensionals.  The fishy paper clip in the top corner is something I found in a drawer.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will join us by posting a card about your idea of summer fun!!

Make it a great day!
Hug your pets.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's challenge!!

This week we have a color challenge for you....

The colors we needed to use are lime green, indigo, and berry......and then add a metallic.
I added metallic with the use of some silver metallic paper.  The image and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Company. The set is called 'Lux Girl'.  I colored it in using my copics in colors most similar to the requirements.  I finished off with a few dots.

Hope you can find some time to join us!!

Have a great week.
Hug your pets!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Hi there!! Thanks for stopping by!!
We are in the middle of some loud thunderstorms, and I have two dogs that don't care for thunder, so this will be a short post....  :(

This week's challenge is a nice, simple sketch.
Titus needed a Father's Day card to send to his son, so I used the sketch for that.

This seemed appropriate, and Titus approved, so..........

The card base is Cherry Cobbler, as is the larger sentiment from MFT stamps.  The small sentiment (from Teeny Tiny Wishes), in Crumb Cake, is from Stampin Up, as is the guitar (from Country Livin').  The background is sponged in those colors using a mask from SU's Happy Patterns.  I added a piece of twine, and done!!

Please join us if you can!!!


Now back to hugging my dogs....

Have a great week!!
Hug your pets,


Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Thanks for stopping by to check out my design team card for this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge!!

This week we have a "Masculine" card theme.....and I happen to have a brother with a birthday coming up. And my brother happens to like beer.  lol

I enjoy making punch art. I had seen something similar on Pinterest, but it was a big mug, and I wasn't sure how to make the gold strips for the mug. Then I had the thought to make it a smaller mug, using the SU Word Window punch, and I was off!!  The "foam" on the top is made with the clouds from the Lawn Fawn set "Spring Showers". I cut a strip of white card stock to fit the three gold strips, and sponged the edges of that piece, the clouds, and the gold strips.

The mug handles were made with two circle punches - 1 1/2" and 1".

The sentiment is from SU's "Greetings" thinlit dies. I adhered my mugs of beer to a piece of Tip Top Taupe dsp, and put it on a matching base.  Stuck on a few sequins to finish it off.

This was my first attempt, didn't like it so much..... 

I hope my brother likes it.  I may attach it to a six pack....he would like that!!

Hope you can find some time to join us!!
Just click on the badge below to be taken to the challenge page....

Make it a great day!!
Thanks again for stopping by.
Hug your pets.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


I made a pile of graduation cards this year..... and now that it is time for the one card I need to hand out, I have none left.  That is a good issue for a card maker to have, though.  :)

The graduate I need to give one to is graduating from the local high school. Our school colors are orange and black, and, just for a fun bit of trivia, our school mascot is the "midget". Yes, true story, we are the Butternut Midgets!!  :)

So, I went with some orange on his card, and dug out my favorite old graduation set from SU... "Go, Graduate". The numbers are cut out with the Stampin Up numbers dies. 

The inside.....

Hope he likes it.... Most graduates, I am sure, are more concerned with the cash inside, than what the card looks like.  lol

Here are a few of the others I had made....

Hope you can find some time to join the challenge!!

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Make it a great week!!
Hug your pets.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Hello there, and welcome!!

This week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge is Cardmaker's Choice!! YAY!! That makes anything possible......

So, a good friend had a very bad day on Sunday, and I thought she could use a smile.....and some chocolate......

Also, I just purchased this adorable little skunk from Lawn Fawn, and couldn't resist putting him to use right away!!  I paired him with some sentiments from Here for You, by Stampin Up.

The dsp is a retired Stampin Up print, the stamped flowers are from the Swirly Scribbles set.  The bag is made with the Mini Treat Bag Die (which I have been obsessed with these last few weeks!!).

Thanks for stopping by!!  Hope you can find some time to join this week's challenge!!  It's a great one to try, if you haven't joined us before, since you can do whatever you like!!!  :)

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's challenge!!
This week we are all about packaging....
I was inspired by these Cherry Cola flavored Tic Tacs I found!!

I found this adorable Unity stamp set at the local spring stamp/craft extravaganza for......wait for it...... $1!!  Yes, I only paid $1 for this.  They have a huge used stamp sale, and this cutie didn't have a price tag on it, so I asked one of the ladies who ran the event what the price would be, and yay!!  Obviously, she is not a stamper,or she would have charged me more!

I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 2" x 10" and punched each end with my tag topper punch. I then found the center and laid the tic tacs in to it to figure where my score lines would go...

These tic tacs were just perfect!!!  :)

I also made this little guy out of a scalloped circle......

Hope you can find some time to join us!!

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

OSAT blog hop clean and simple

I love clean and simple cards, which makes this month's OSAT  Blog Hop just perfect for me!!  This month the theme is all about Clean and Simple.

Clean and simple cards are a favorite, and I love to do them, but I struggled with what to make as a project with the same theme. But then I had the idea to make a little notebook to send along with the card I made. The plan is to send them to my cousin who is battling some health issues.  I try to send her a card every week or two, but I have been slacking on my duties, so including this notebook will be a good thing.

For my card, the base is Smokey Slate, on the white panel, I sponged some Sweet Sugarplum, then stamped an image from Bloom With Hope, and a sentiment from Sending Thoughts both in the Smokey Slate. The white panel I then cut out with my stitched die.

The little notebook is a mini composition book, which I covered in Sweet Sugarplum. The image I stamped this time in Sweet Sugarplum, and another sentiment from Sending Thoughts in the Smokey Slate.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations. 
My plan is to get them out in the mail tomorrow.

Next stop in the hop is Anna Smith.
Clicking on the button below will take you there...

Make it a great day!!
Hug your pets,

Here is a list of the hoppers, so you can see where you are in your journey....  :)
Megan Thompson - http://meganttstamps.blogspot.com/2017/05/osat-may-clean-and-simple-blog-hop.html
Jessie Holton - http://www.jessieholton.com/2017/05/11.html
Melissa Davies - http://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/2017/05/osat-may-blog-hop-clean-and-simple.html
Sue Plote - http://thispinkrooster.blogspot.com/2017/05/osat-blog-hop-clean-and-simple.html
Kelly Acheson - http://astampabove.typepad.com/my-blog/2017/05/osat-blog-hop-clean-simple.html
Dena Rekow- http://www.thecreativitycave.com/my_weblog/2017/05/osat-blog-hop-clean-and-simple.html
Renee Ondrajka - http://stampinwithrenee.blogspot.com/2017/05/osat-may-clean-and-simple-blog-hop.html
Wynne Grob - http://cropsscissorspaper.blogspot.com/2017/05/osat-clean-and-simple-blog-hop.html
Elizabeth Jeanne - http://craftsbyhappystamper.com/2017/05/11/osat-clean-and-simple-hop/
Lisa Altman - http://bluetricyclecrafts.blogspot.com/2017/05/osat-blog-hop-clean-and-simple.html
Anna Smith - http://www.scrappingstampingandstuff.com/osat-blog-hop-clean-and-simple/
Tina Rackley Riddle - http://www.tinascropshop.com/2017/05/osat-may-clean-and-simple-blog-hop.html
Maria Willis - http://cardbomb.blogspot.com/2017/05/osat-blog-hop-clean-and-simple.html
Rick Adkins - http://wp.me/p2AuXD-3Oj
Marisa Gunn - http://dzinesbymeg.typepad.com/dzines_by_meg/2017/05/osat-blog-hop-clean-and-simple.html
Pam Staples - https://wp.me/p3p2VA-1Nh
Jeanna Bohanon http://www.stamptimesomewhere.com/stamp_time_somewhere/2017/05/osat-blog-hop-clean-and-simple.html
Lori Mueller http://www.stampindreams.com/my-blog/2017/05/osat-blog-hop-clean-and-simple-eastern-palace.html
Justin Krieger - http://wp.me/p5dZez-6er
Andrea Tracy-Tucker - http://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/2017/05/osat-clean-and-simple-blog-hop.html

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Thanks for checking in on this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge!!

This week we are making kids birthday cards. 
This challenge comes with some good timing for me, as I have a birthday party for two cute, young family members to go to later this month!! So, I made a card for each....

This is for Gunner, who is, obviously, five.  I am hoping he likes tractors, like his grandpa.

This next card is for Zoey. She will be seven.  She came down with her aunt and Grandma (my cousin) last fall to get crafty.  We had such a good time stamping and such.  They need to come again!!  They wore me out, but it was a hoot!!

I hope you can find some time to join in!! 
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Thanks for stopping by!!
Hug your pets!!

Sunday, May 7, 2017


Just bought an adorable new stamp set by Creative Vision Stamps, and unfortunately, I have a reason to use it right away.  I found out yesterday that my brother will be losing his puppy tomorrow.  I say puppy, even though Saja is 11 years old.  She has developed several tumors that are now pushing on her organs. Poor girl 

So, I used this cool sketch challenge from MoJo Monday to get some inspiration to make my brother a card.   Cute card for such a sad occasion. 

Hope you have enjoyed my card.
Hug your pets!!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Hello!!  And welcome to this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge....

This week it is all about Mom.
I lost my mom a few years back, and the loss never seems to get easier, so this was a tough challenge for me.  I haven't made a Mother's Day card in years, cuz it makes me sad. :(

Well, Titus asked if I would make a Mother's Day card for his mom, so it made it a bit easier to do this one, as I geared it towards her....  She is a sweetheart, and makes a great Mother-In-Law.  I think she will enjoy this.....

The card base is Sweet Sugarplum. The dsp is from KaiserCraft. The sentiment is stamped PSX on the side. I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla, and topped it with a flower I fussy cut from the dsp.

The ribbon is from Stampin Up. And I put a panel of Very Vanilla on the inside for him to write on...

I am hoping she likes it.... and I am hoping you find some time to enter a card in to our challenge this week!!  

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


I love CAS cards!! 
(Clean and Simple)

Not only are they quick to make, when you need a card right away, it's a nice change from some of my cards that tend to get a little cluttered.....  :)

This is what  came up with....

I was having so much fun with this stamp, I made a few more......

The image is from Stampin Up's Avant Garden. The sentiment is from Better Together.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations.

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Hug your pets...