Saturday, May 12, 2018

Flowers and friendship

I have been on a kick lately where I grab one stamp and try to use it as many ways as I can. Today I pulled out an old wooded stamp from Hero Arts. (I betcha some of you don't even own a wooden stamp!!- talk about old school!!) I paired it with the stitches cover plate from Ellen Hutson. Something old and some thing new. 

I felt it needed one other element, so I added the butterfly. The saying could is from one of my favorite sentiment sets-  Penny Black's Friendship

I am submitting this card to the challenge at Time Out. They have an inspiration quote for the challenge.

When the card was done I added glitter with my nuvo aqua shimmer pen. 

Lots of folks are playing along, so head over to Time Out for some awesome inspiration!! 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Cat Scratch Baking

Hi folks!! Guess what?!!? No more school for this girl until May 21!! Yipeeeeeeee!!!! So to kick off my mini vacation I joined in the fun over at Inky Paws!! They are having a color challenge.And they couldn't have picked more awesome colors than they did! Green (the most beautiful color in the world!!), orchid, violet and periwinkle blue. 
 These are great colors, but I have to admit they area bit tough to match up with copics. I love my copics, I really do, but the selection of purples leaves a bit to be desired.

It didn't stop me though. I made do. For today's card I used Newton loves cake. The 4 tiered cake called for the challenge colors. ikeptNewton in a neutral gray so as not to distract from the cake. And isn't everything better with glitter and bling? So I added some glitter to the cake and bling.

Loved how this card turned out. Head over to Inky Paws and check out what the DT and others created.

As much as I would love to stay in and stamp, gotta head out and enjoy one the best days we have had all year here in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

1+1= Toucan

Not sure what is going on over at Inky Paws, they are having a super fun sketch challenge and hardly any one is playing along!!! I don't quite get it, I couldn't wait till I was off today so I could make my card. 

I used to find sketches daunting, but now I really like them. They take the design guess work out of it and you can just have fun. I had this idea and it pretty much turned out as I envisioned it. So happy for that. 

I have my last class for this semester this week and then I will have 4 weeks off!! So cannot  wait for that!! Oh the stamping that I will do!

I used Newton's "Toucan Party" for my card today. I had to look up how to color a toucan. Wow there are many varieties of toucans. Who  knew. I love the look of black and white against the brighter colors.

Come on folks, get your creativity on and join in the fun over at Inky Paws!! If you are lacking inspiration, check out what the DT came up with.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

outta the bag

Well...... I am getting this card submitted with just a day left. Between school and a girls weekend in the Pocono Mountains, I didn't get this card made till today. 

The theme at Inky Paws is "birthday". That is so broad it can almost be intimadating!! 😀 
  I decided to at least stick to the photo colors to guide me. I used an oldie but goodie, "Newton's Birthday Bash".  The stars were from "Cosmic Newton".

I went with a pretty CAS design, but the colors make me happy! 

Gotta go, I have one last paper to write for this class and then I have 3 weeks off. Oh, the cards I will make then!! Soooo... head on over to Inky Paws, you have today and tomorrow left to play along with this fun birthday challenge.

Sunday, April 1, 2018


Happy Easter everyone! Since I am not hosting Easter and I am caught up on school work, I decided to join in the fun at a few challenges with this extremely CAS and graphic card. And what the heck is going on?!!? Not one stamp inked in the making of this card!!!! Holy cow!!! This is way out of my comfort zone. I wanted to add an embellishment or a stamped image, but I resisted (and it was so hard!!). This is a card worthy of the queen of graphic cards- Ardyth at MASKerade. 

I was inspired by these three challenges.

Addicted to Stamps and More. They are having a photo challenge .

 My old teamies at Just Us Girls are hosting a CAS challenge.

 Lastly, Shopping Our Stash is asking you not to use any ink.

Check out the challenges and join in the fun- just after youput down those jelly beans and  wipe that chocolate off your face!!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Easter Chicks

If you read yesterday's post, you know I was off to create my fun Easter card for all my fav peeps. As usual I purchased a few new Easter stamps for my cards this year, but again as usual I end up using a stamp that is afew years old! This Rubbernecker stamp is at least 4 years old and has never been used until this year! I suppose the stamp I bought this year will be used in a few years!!! LOL!!! Do any of you do that? I heard Sandy Allnock say she did the same thing. Is it something pecular to us stampers?

I thought it would be fun to see the chicks hatching from the eggs with the same color as the eggs. The saying is from a new Newton's Nook set and it was perfect for this card. I love it when cards  come together this easy.

I am entering this in two challenges. Shopping our Stash"s theme is "Here comes Peter Rabbit". All things Easter. Clean and Simple on Friday are asking for Easter cards.

Sadly,  no more time to play, I have a presentation for school to practice and a paper to start on.

I wish all of you a blessed Palm Sunday and rejoiceful Easter.

Saturday, March 24, 2018


I think it is important to understand the true meaning of Easter and I have a few friends who get that also. I always send a religous card to them. Like most CAS cards this took a few hours to come together. I tried making the images in pastel colors but it just didn't look right. I finally though wait this card has to be in shades of purple. One ahha moment later and this wonderful card came together.

I used Simon Say Stamp's "Rejoice" stamp set, which it appears has been retired. What a shame because it is a lovely Easter set.

I am entering this in two challenges. Shopping our Stash"s theme is "Here comes Peter Rabbit". All things Easter. Clean and Simple on Friday are asking for Easter cards.

Head on over to both these challenges and join the fun. I am off to work on a more secular card for the kids and friends. If time permits I will post them tomorrow.