Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

lots of die cuts!

I created lots of different water colored backgrounds and then mixed and matched different dies to layer on top.  

Monday, August 26, 2019

Summer Swap

The two person swap I joined for August had the theme "summer".  Here are the two cards I made.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Rob's Dog

So my daughter has a friend who rescued a dog years ago, and he recently lost his dog.  She was telling me how depressed he was so I wanted to make this book for him.  He was a beautiful dog, and I loved making this. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tulip square

This is an image from Bugaboo Stamps that I fell in love with.  It's such fun to color!  

Monday, August 12, 2019

Steer book

So I have a friend and neighbor who loves steers.  Not just the Texas Longhorns, but steer in general.  So I folded a book for her and covered it in cowboy paper.  I used a bandana for the spine and I also tied it closed with a strip of leather that I threaded through punched holes.  

She really liked it, and that made me happy.

Monday, August 5, 2019

shy bear birthday

A birthday card using one of my all time favorite Shy Bear images.

Monday, July 29, 2019

vase of flowers

Just another birthday card for my stash.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Old Friends

Another two person swap I joined was to make a card using one of your oldest stamps.  I have had this particular stamp of a watering can filled with flowers forever it seems.  I water colored the image with Zig markers.  I enjoyed making the two cards for the swap so much that I made two more to send to friends.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Outlawz July

The Progressive Freebie challenge at the Outlawz this month is sponsored by Little Blue Button.  They have supplied this adorable Sophie Coloring image for us to use.  I urge you to go see what my team mates have made - so many cute cards!

Friday, July 5, 2019


I hate missing someone's birthday, but when I do it's a good opportunity to have a little fun.

Monday, July 1, 2019

insect swap

A group I belong to has a small two person swap once a month.  I like these kinds of swaps because making two cards is pretty easy to do when you have a whole month to do them.  This month the theme was insects.  I made these two cards using a dragonfly image that was available at Squigglefly.  It's always been one of my favorite images.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Gwynn book

One of the things I donated to the NLR Friends of Animals Auction was a custom folded book.  This was a book I would fold from a photo of the customer's choice.  A sweet woman wanted to have a book folded of a photo of her sweet rescue dog named Gracie who had recently crossed the rainbow bridge.  Here is the photo she gave me.

here is the cover of the book.  I found some awesome "rainbow bridge" dog memorial papers on Etsy at Vizual Storm.  

There is some burlap ribbon running down the spine.

Here is the actual folding.

And here is the inside of the book cover using more of the paper from Vizual Storm.

The book I used happen to a crossword puzzle dictionary.  I went through the book and chose 7 different words to describe a dog.  I found "Faithful", "Friend", "Gentle", "Love", etc.  and highlighted each word in order of the rainbow colors.  I let the customer know she could thumb through the book and find the words.  She seemed to love it.

Monday, June 17, 2019


Someone I know wanted a folded book from me, so when I saw this horizontal pattern for Sylvester the cat from Looney Toons I decided this would be the perfect book to fold for this person.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

monster birthday

I made this cute monster card for my grandson's 2nd birthday.  He loved the googly eye, but the "celebrate" kind of got torn off.  I suppose it's a good thing when he wants to peel off something.  He is really into the lift a flap books lately, so maybe he thought it was a flap!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Graduation card

Here's a graduation card I made for my boss's daughter.  She is graduating from the same high school I graduated from 45 years ago!  wow, I'm old!  

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Peach Poppies

I liked this floral image, so I printed it and colored it.  It may be poppies - I'm not sure, but I didn't color them red because I was in a peach mood.  Anyway, here's the finished card.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Floral Corner Birthday Card

Here's a card I made using one of the many fabulous freebies from Bugaboo Stamps.  They have a new freebie every Friday on their site.  I love Bugaboo Stamps, and I also really love this floral corner image.  Could be used for any occasion.  You could also flip the image around and add it in the lower corner to create a pretty frame.  

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Just a simple card I made for sending someone a hello.  

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Eggstra Special

Sharing Easter cards on Easter.  

Just a girl dressed like a cute bunny!

and a few more girls in their Easter dresses.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Easter folded book

Easter's coming soon, so I made a couple of Easter books.  This one holds an egg!

Friday, April 5, 2019

April Outlawz Challenge

Hi everyone!  This month's Freebie Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz is being sponsored by Oddball Art Company.   We were given this adorable Sassy Big Eyed Girl Sorry Sally to use.  The image comes with two versions and lots of different sentiments.  

I chose to use one of the hearts that comes with the image as balloons.  I just re-sized some and tilted them and then drew in strings.  I hope you'll come play along with us!  It's a great way to get extra images to add to your stash for free!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

shoe swap

The theme of a swap I joined in March was purses or shoes.  I made these two shoe themed cards using images from Squigglefly.  It was fun using these images again.  Both of the images were drawn by my daughter.  

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Outlawz Birthday - Day 6!

Here is my 6th birthday card to celebrate the Outlawz Special Birthday Celebration blog hop that is going on all week long.  To join in on the blog hop, please see my previous post HERE and follow the hop!

I've always loved coloring balloons, and balloons always make me think of birthdays.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Outlawz Birthday - Day 5

Here is my 5th birthday card to celebrate the Outlawz Special Birthday Celebration blog hop that is going on all week long.  To join in on the blog hop, please see my previous post HERE and follow the hop!

I don't think you can ever go wrong by using flowers for a birthday card.