Friday, April 13, 2018

Simple Birthday Wish

A simple birthday card using a cute image.  I did a little debossing of the image on the backside to give it a little dimension. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Here's a card I made for a friend who is going through a hard time right now.  I hope it makes her smile.  

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Not your mama's fish sticks!

I recently received a coupon to try a new product at Kroger's - Dr. Praeger's seafood products.  I chose the Buffalo Fish Bites.  These are little nuggets of wholesome deliciousness!  I really like the fact that I can pronounce every single ingredient in them, and they are packed with protein and really low in calories. 

My husband enjoys them as much as I do.  Now I want to try some of the other varieties.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Flower Pot

Here's a flower pot card I made for my sister.  She didn't know the flowers pulled out until weeks later!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Birthday eclipse cards

I made a couple of eclipse cards for some upcoming birthdays.  They are fun to make.  The hardest part is deciding which stamps to use.  I cut the letters with my scan n cut.  The first one uses foam tape under the letters.  The second one has more dimension because I cut pieces of foam board.  

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter

Wishing you all a happy Easter!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

folded books

So, I have been trying my hand at something new.  Folding books.  I have to say that this is one of the cheapest hobbies there is to get into.  The supplies are a ruler, a pencil, a pair of scissors, and a used book.  Patterns for different  things abound in any theme you can imagine, and even the ones you pay for a pretty cheap.  Pattern makers will make patterns for you if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, and they can even custom make a pattern from a photo of your pet or loved one.  

I decided to start off with a very simple and basic heart.  The book I grabbed didn't have enough pages to complete my heart, but it was enough to let me know if it was something I wanted to continue trying to do.

Then I moved on to a cat's face peeking from the side of the book.  Several of my friends said they can't tell this is a cat, but I still wasn't put off.

Here is a simple dog's paw that I folded.  I think I am going to give this one to my vet.

Finally I felt ready to attack something a little more complicated doing a cut and fold.  I am going to cover this one with a cute dog themed paper and send it to my sister who recently lost her dog.

I'm moving on to even more complicated ones now.  It's quite fun and easier to do that you might expect!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Baby Roadrunner

Just a baby roadrunner birthday card.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Birthday cards

Worked on more birthday cards today.  This one was easy and fun.  Stamp and emboss with white, then sponge on inks and stamp same images in darker color. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

simple and sunny birthday card

Here's a pretty simple birthday card I made, but it's really jazzed up with the happy birthday die!  

Saturday, March 3, 2018

sympathy card

I recently had to made a sympathy card for my sister to send to someone.  I was able to get this one made quickly.

and the inside

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Outlawz Progressive Challenge

This month the Outlawz Progressive challenge is sponsored by Anne's Digital Art.  Anne supplied us with a darling image called Catch Of the Day that's perfect for boys and even men, and especially fishermen!  I urge you to take a look at all of the cards the design team made because they are all wonderful.  Plus, come play along with us and you can get a free image every month from different sponsors!  Here is my card

Sunday, February 25, 2018

productive weekend - lots of photos!

Hi everyone!  Well many of you don't know that the day after new year's we had a pipe in our attic freeze and burst causing the ceiling in our master bedroom to cave in and pour water into our house.  It ended up flooding all three bedrooms in our home - one of which is my craft room.

The entire month of January we were sleeping on a mattress on our living room floor and all the furniture from the bedrooms was stuffed into our kitchen, living room, and garage.  What a mess!  Once the repairs were underway it was a major undertaking to empty absolutely everything from each room.  Finally a  couple of days after Valentines Day the last of the repairs were finished and we were able to start moving the furniture back in!  Then it was three days for me to unpack all of the boxes in my craft room and put everything back in order.  I have been so ready to get in there and make something!  So this weekend I treated myself to lots of play time and knocked out several birthday cards for my stash.  I will share a couple of photos of the group of cards and then each card will be shown individually.  There's not really anything special here - it was just me having fun playing for the first time in a long time.  I also used up some of my scrap paper!

Autumn swap cards

Here are a couple of Autumn cards I made in the Fall for a swap I was in, and I just realized I forgot to post them.  I am doing a little computer file clean up this morning and saw them and thought I'd share here before deleting them.  

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bearly a birthday card

Here's another birthday card I made with an image from Sandra Caldwell.  I love her little bears.  

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Blue Roses

This month the Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz was given a beautiful Wild Rose image from Beccy's Place.  I hope you will come play in the challenge.  You have a whole month to do it, and you get free images!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Birthday card for my stash

Today's birthday card is a z fold with lots of candles.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Birthday Card

Made another birthday card today using an image from Sandra Caldwell stamps.  This was fun to color.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Three cards - same image

Well, yesterday I showed you two cards using the same image, and today I have three birthday cards I made using the same image.  I just had fun coloring up this cute elephant so I made three cards with him.  

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Two cards, same image

Here's a couple of cards I made using the same image but different color schemes.  I've been trying to build up my stash of birthday and all occasion cards.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Bee Thankful

A neighbor who raises bees brought me a small gift and I made this card to thank her.  It was fun to color.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Progressive challenge

This month's Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz is sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps.  She supplied us with this adorable Bunny Cupcake Wagon image.  I enjoyed coloring it, and it jump started me on my birthday card stash for 2018!  Come play along and you can get this image for free!