Thursday, June 20, 2024

hello mermaid

Heyyyy there - hope you're all staying cool!  It's 91 degrees in central Massachusetts today.  I'm feeling thankful for central air today for sure!

Today I have another mermaid card using this beautiful Sweet November digi stamp, I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Friends of Sweet November FB Challenge - Summer

Simon Says Stamp Monday - Let's Paint

Gem of a Challenge Week 12 - Anything Goes (2 of 4)

A Perfect Time To Craft #6 - Anything Goes

Cards Galore - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

I made my background on some kraft packing paper using acrylic paints and my Gelli Plate along with some stencils. I colored the mermaid with alcohol markers & Stickles. Peace. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2024


 It's a hot one today - 90 degrees in central Massachusetts.  Thank the Goddesses for central air.  ;)

Today's card was the one I made for the wedding I went to in California.  I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Wedding

We Love to Create: Anything Mixed Media/Paper Crafting

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Bright & Cheerful

Creative Knockouts: 2 or More Patterned Papers (2nd entry)

I used a bunch of stuff from my stash to piece together the card (that's a pinkish red envelope behind it), I love the layers and the HAPPINESS sentiment.  Congratulations Jocelyn & Ikaika, and thanks again for inviting us to be a part of your special day that turned out to be the most fun wedding I've ever attended! Peace.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

live gently upon this earth

 Got back from California Tuesday night - spent yesterday re-acclimating to real life and now I'm back!  We had a WONDERFUL time away and attended the most fun wedding I've ever been to. I'll share pics later in the week with the wedding card I made that fits a challenge I want to enter.  But for now, I made this sweet card for the

All Dressed Up Challenge - Anything Goes

(also for their FB challenge Wings/Tails/Paws)

Creative Knockouts - 2 or More Pattern Papers

Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional Inlaid Die Cuts

AllSorts - Flowers Galore

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful

I colored my image with alcohol markers and used a fun die for the cut-out section to showcase the colorful paper behind it.  Finished off with a sentiment sticker and some gemstone stickers.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Being a Dad is Whiskey Business

 In a rush today - packing to leave for a wedding in California this weekend, so exciting!  So this is for the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Masculine

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Masculine

Father's Day card for my dad, cuz, you know, having me as a child is gift enough.  ;)


Wednesday, June 5, 2024


 I won a couple of images from All Dressed Up in a recent challenge I participated in, so I wanted to make something with one of the images I chose and enter it into their challenge, which I didn't even realize was still going on!  So I have this cute card for the following challenges:

All Dressed Up Blog Challenge: Anything Goes

A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes

Cards Galore: Anything Goes

I colored Potted Plants from All Dressed Up with markers, used papers from Doodlebug Designs, a cute plant die cut from Crafter's Companion and some gemstone stickers.  Peace.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Oceans of Love - Funky Fossil Designs Mermaid & Moon

 I've been on a mermaid kick lately. Maybe it's because my middle granddaughter, Lisey (Bean/Beanie/Lisey Beans - real name Analiz LOL) absolutely LOVES mermaids.  And I absolutely love her, so I guess it makes sense!  Today I made a card for the Funky Fossil Designs FB Challenge - Sea Side.  I'd like to enter this into these challenges as well:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes

I colored the mermaid and the turtle from Funky Fossil Designs with markers, and used the layered moon die from Funky Fossil Designs.  Papers are from Authentique.  Sentiment & starfish stamp are from The Greeting Farm.  Peace.

Monday, June 3, 2024

Dream BIG Little One!

 Well we're back to Monday again!  LOL  Yesterday I had a little baby "sprinkle" for my daughter Cassidy. She's about to have her 4th baby, but her first BOY!  So we had to be sure he wasn't forced to wear pink hand-me-downs all Summer! hee hee  This is the card that I made for her, as baby is due on July 11 and will most likely be a Cancer unless he surprises us all and comes super early or super late!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Masculine (1)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (1)

The Sisterhood of Crafters - All About the Men (2)

 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 

Pink Gem - Anything Goes (1)

We Love to Create - Anything Goes (1)

The cute little crab is a stamp from Mama Elephant Lunar Animals. The text is a stamp from Waffle Flowers.  The background was made using galaxy stencils from The Crafter's Companion.  Thanks for looking!  Peace.