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.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

We Shine Together

 Hi all!  So I'm sure I'll be posting more creations using their awesome products, but today is my final project as a guest designer for A Colorful Life Designs!  I saved my absolute favorite project for last - I just LOVED how this background came out and how the whole thing came together.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Mix It Up Challenge - Anything/Inlaid Die Cuts (optional)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

PolkaDoodles - Anything Goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters - All About the Men

I used the Cloud Edger stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, along with a layered moon stencil from Spellbinders and this beautiful fox stamp from Creative Expressions, stamped directly on the background clouds. I stamped the sentiment and used some sparkly embossing powder on that and the fox to finish it off.  Peace.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Happy Birthday - Horse Card

 Today's card is for the:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Fur or Feathers

Created with Doodlebug Designs papers/stickers and a horseshoe charm die I found in my stash.  Peace.