Friday, July 30, 2021


 A rare (for me) card using no stamping!  I will put a sentiment on the inside. 

I rec'd this beautiful die from a SCS crafter.  I love it!  I used the Sketch challenge at SCS and some beautiful Carta Bella from Hobby Lobby. I added rhinestones and used the B95 Copic to color in the rhinestones. 

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Monday, July 26, 2021


 I decided I needed to make a galaxy background.... I used a Sketch layout as my inspiration.....

  Every Wednesday, there is a sketch challenge at Splitcoast.  I made this for the latest challenge. I cannot remember who creates this digital image- it was in my huge- to use digi image folder.  I always think that I should not the company when I print them...but don not always follow through.....
 I used Distress inks on the background, added black soot over the top.  I added splatters in white and in shimmer. The stars were cut out of glitter paper. The image had been printed out - I generally print on a lighter weight cardstock Georgia Pacific (but I can only assume). I colored the image using Copics and added shimmer using Wink of Stella. 
 Finally, I added the sentiment strip- from Simon Says Stamps. 

Waving hello- and I know I am behind on blog commenting- I promise to get by in the next week!

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Adore Him

A Christmas card I made for the Dirty Dozen posting with a Christmas scene. 

 Over at Splitcoaststampers, the Dirty Dozen posts a gallery each month and it is for Fan Club members only. We are allowed to post our cards after our 6 month 'term' is completed. 

  This image is Penny Black. The sky is Distress inks, there is shimmery splatter in the sky as well. Images were colored using Copic markers. I love the way this card turned out! 

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Birthday on the Farm

Over at Splitcoast, we are celebrating Betty via the Teapot Tuesday challenge- and sending her Farm themed cards for her 94th Birthday.

 I stamped this image at my friend Hetty's house a couple of years ago, and finally getting just the right time to create with it. The image is colored using Copics It is cut out using a Wonky Stitching die cut. I layered it over the scalloped diecut in black. 

Penny Black makes the cutest images!

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Splitcoast DIrty Dozen

Kinda of a shock for me recently- I was asked to join the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen Design team!  my 6 months are up, so sharing a card I used to fit into a challenge theme for the month. 

 Almost everything I used on this card is from Simon Says Stamps.  I love this die, and love creating using techniques and Mixed Media. The sentiment is SSS. 
 I saw a card by Debbie Hays, and it inspired this beautiful card!

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

In the Clouds

The Classy Card ladies are creating with the theme of "In the Clouds".  Jeanette and Kelly are our hostesses and I am on team Jeanette- here are the cards I created with her kit : 

We have company here- DS, DIL and GS.  SO I am going back to  I traced the silver SU metallic card using a circle and hand cut it, the piercing done with a sewing machine needle..... The acetate is from a carton of blueberries....  the sequins were in the kit, but I love the window looking at the white clouds. I fussy cut the clouds and the Hot air balloons.  The sentiment will be added on the inside. 

For this card, I used the DP (Jeanette's stash) and added the sentiment, which was die cut from a Spellbinders die. The clouds were backed with the SU silver metallic card. The hot air balloon was fussy cut and added over a strip of the metallic ribbon. 

Our kit from Jeanette included:
Fun Stampers Journey Fly Away
Embossing folder- Darice Clouds
SU Ballet Blue
Ribbon- SU or Bazille
Recollections enamel dots
Sequins- stash (Jeanette's stash)

Here are the links to the other Pearls and Diamonds- hop on around to see what the other ladies made with the exact same kit : )  

Blogs:   Jeanette  , Shelly- you are hereTracieDarlene

SCS Galleries:    Debbie B

Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  , Kelly , , Laura Jean (LJ) 
SCS Galleries:  Suzy 

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Tweet and Sketch

Todays Sketch challenge at SCS was a nice simple one, and I turned it on its side. I combined it with a Teapot Tuesday card with a summer theme. 

I love birds and birdwatching. That is, as long as their singing does not wake me up at 4:30AM....LOL  I have quite a few bird feeders in my backyard, and a camera set up to take pictures, especially during migration.  I also love House Mouse images, so here is a fun card using both!
  The image was colored using Copic Markers. I did some stitching on the outer cardstock layers and piercing on the main panel. I die cut the letters using a Memory box alpha die cut. 

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Best Wishes Fore You

 This card is for a friend's husband, Larry, who fell and broke his hip.  He likes to watch golf and basketball.


 I originally bought this image for a card for my hubby. He loves sports.  He goes out and plays golf a few times each summer. And, he and college friends also go out and play winter gold- snow or not- and if there is snow, they golf with orange balls and take shovels with them.  
 Anyway, I thought Larry would get a chuckle out if this- image by Whipper Snapper and the sentiment is by Amuse. I colored using the packaging of the stamp as a guide. 

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

Inlaid die cuts

For the Alpha challenge, we were challenged to make a card using Inlaid die cuts.  I have chosen a die cut that I have not used before.....  

And, the inverse, 

 I found a technique sheet in my stash, and a red cardstock that would coordinate.  I placed 2.5" double sided tape on the reverse of each and die cut them, then filled in all of the pieces- yep, there were lots of pieces.  I am pleased with how they came out : )  
  I used sentiment embellishments so as not to cover up much of the base of the cards. I really like how they came out. This is a fun technique- if you have not tried it, I recommend it!  Although, maybe a less intricate die cut for starters would be better!
 The first card features a Hero Arts stamp and die set, and the 2nd Sweet n Sassy sentiment. 

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Water fun

 I made up a card for the Inspiration challenge at SCS, and used water in 2 ways.  Water themed images and Wrinkle Free Distress technique to apply the Distress inks. 

For wrinkle free distress, I dab ink from the DI pad on my craft mat, then spritz with water.  Dip your cardstock into the watered down ink and you get a great look. 
 The brown ink (sand) is ink brush blended on, and Choc chip ink watered down then spritzed onto the card. I also added water drops. 
 All of the images , My Favorite Things, were colored using Copics and Zig waterbrush markers. I used a white Signo paint pen for the white ripples in the water. 


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Teapot Tuesday- White on White

 White on White has always been a struggle for me- but if you want to overcome, you have to try and try again!!!  LOL

The Teapot Tuesday challenge is White on White this round.  I used Recollections #110 white cardstock, the bottom layer embossed with a 3D EF by Sissix. Next, I diecut flowers in white by Sissix . I wanted to use lace and ribbon, and added some shimmery white DMC. I added a white satin bow and a white mulberry flower. 
  My die cut flowers were just floating around, so I added a small cone holder, and added a touch of the lace to that as well.  Sequins finished off the card. 

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