Monday, October 3, 2022

Happy Howl-O-Ween

 Jan's Digital Stamps has some fun new releases for October. 

 I used this fun witch pup. He is making a potion so all you want to do is throw a ball to him or pet him non-stop!  LOL
 Jans images come black and white or precolored plus a few sentiments. This version in the precolored version. Jan's coloring is so beautiful I frequently use the precolored image. I also use Jan's coloring and shading as a guide to color in the black and white images. 

 There is a monthly challenge where the theme is always Anything Goes (AG).  We'd love for you to join us in the challenge. 


Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 30, 2022

Thinking of You

Hi there!  I had a bit of time to create today, and used this image that was on my desk and Copic markers, and colored up a quick card!

This card uses version two this week using this image. 

Challenges: TBA

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Hi frends!

I have been MIA recently due to some family struggles.  Mostly, helping out SIL who has cancer and is battling hard but is meeting obstacles!  Her doctor told her to consider Hospice, but she is not ready for that.  Thanks for your continued support as I have been not here lately and posting irradicably!  

 I took some time to color an image I have had on my desk for a while!  This image is called: Have Faith in His Love by Polka Dot Orchard. I was in the mood for soft subtle colors and my friends know I love pink and blue!!! 
  The image was colored using Copic Markers.  I added Crystal effects to the dragonflies and waterdrops on the lilly pads. I added touches of white gel pen and a bow of twine to finish the card. 

Challenges: TBA

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Thinking of You

 I finally had a chance to create yesterday, I have a stack of images and dies waiting for me on my desk : ) In memory of all who lost their lives on 9/11 and in remembrance too!

 I did some Copic Coloring, Added some stenciling and using Distress inks, created a background. 
Images My Favorite Thought by PolkaDot Orchard.  (and currently on sale)  The die is Gina Marie.

Challenges: TBA

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Monday, September 5, 2022

New Release Time @ Jan's Digital Stamps

New for September, Jan has Three sweet sets for Fall.  I love all three, but decided to use the Fresh From the Farm set.   All 3 sets are on sale for September too. 


 I used the precolored stamps and fussy cut them out. The background is embossed and highlighted with ink- white then Ruby Red. 
Stop by Jan's Digital Stamps and check out the new stamp sets. Fresh from the Farm,  Autumn Leaves,  and Mrs Teddy Bear are the three new sets and all are on sale for September. 

 At Jan's we have a monthly challenge- we'd love you to stop by and join in the challenge!


Friday, September 2, 2022

Hugs for Diane

 I joined in a Tuesday Teapot challenge for my SIL before I left on vacation recently, and used more die cuts from the Be Bold Blooms Spellbinders die cut set. 

 I placed the flowers on an embossed background and added a sentiment. Viola-done!  I do not always make CAS cards, but I love this die set and will use it often! A Hero Arts sentiment and a corner rounder finishes off the card!

 My SIL is receiving and enjoying the cards!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Jan's Digital Stamps Mid-month post

It's half way through August already- it's hard to believe!  It is so hot and humid here, we have been staying inside and trying to keep cool! What better way to keep cool than to create with a sweet crafty friend : )

 For the Mid-month of the challenge over at Jan's Digital Stamps, we get to create with her newest images.  

This fun set is called Crafty Friends (and it is on sale now)!
Jan's sets come pre-colored and in a black and white format as well.  I used the Pre-colored image here and die cut it, added DP, some banners and popped up a sentiment using foam tape.  The sequins add a little bling but should not affect the postage!
  My favorite wine is red wine : )  

The Challenges at Jan's are monthly- stop by and join your card in the Anything Goes challenge!

Challenges: TBA

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

We have been having some family activities that are slowing down my ability to create.....  SO, posting some cards I was able to create this weekend : )  

The Teapot Tuesday exchange to each other was to think back of a fond memory- I have a zillion allergies, so don't do alot of gardening....  but, my Mother was a master gardener, and both of my sisters are as well!  Their yards and flowers are beautiful.  My husband does our flowers and gardening : )  
 I had to have this Spellbinders die set, and was on the waiting list for a bit before I finally got it.  It has many pieces, but I love it and all of the designing possibilities!  
 The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamps. 


This background technique is called retiform, and is a variation of the new technique posted at Splitcoaststampers.  I used Distress Inks.  Images are by SSS, aka Simon Says Stamps. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are well and crafting : )



Monday, July 25, 2022

The Dare to Get Dirty challenge has posted all of the challenges, and we have until Friday the 29th to complete them.

Yoorah's challenge for things with wings. Image by Polkadot Orchard.  There are 1-2 birdhouses fussy cut and up on dimensionals per row..... Give me an Owl or a Blue bird to make my heart flutter!!!  In this case, the bluebird and houses were colored with Copic markers. 


Asweetjewel asked for a sweet card plus jewels- this wedding card is sweet plus has pearl gems on it. This fun image is a digi at Angie Blom.

This wedding card is for Ceal's challenge to make a card for a special holiday or occasion. This image is precolored and is from Jans Digital Stamps. 

 It will be another busy week, so I hope to get a few more cards completed for DTGD!  As I mentioned, the deadline is Friday night!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 18, 2022


Do you Believe???

 This new Christmas stamp available at Jans Digital Stamps is called Believe (and it is on sale right now too ).  Jan's images come in B/W and pre-colored, and this is pre-colored.
  I got into a bit of a Mixed Media mood and know already who will be getting this Christmas card! LOL  

 Jan's also sponsors a monthly challenge, which is always Anything Goes. Come join us!

*Check out the shop for Jan's Yearly Christmas image that is her gift to you- it's free : )

Thanks for stopping by!