Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Sisterhood of Crafters had a challenge to use birds on your card, so I went through my birds and realized I hadn't used this one in some time, I have never colored it with pencils before so I thought I would give that a try.

I decided since this was going to be another hand delivered card that I would use a button on it, while going through my buttons I came across this earring that was in a jar of buttons I had bought from Flea market and thought the color may go well with the colors of the flowers, I used my wire cutters to cut off the post and then used glue dot to add it to the tag.

You still have a couple more days to give this challenge a try :)

Hero Arts - Bird in a circle stamp, colored w/pencils
Spellbinders - Square and Back to basics tags dies
Stamps of Life - Mins 4 circles sentiment stamp

Do I have you looking through your earrings to use on your next project :)

We had sunshine today, we haven't had that in a few days and we go back to rain and more clouds tomorrow so I have been soaking this up.  Hope your are enjoying sunshine wherever you are.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Easter Bunny

A fellow cardmaker friend sent me two of these playing cards with this cute little bunny scene on them in my Birthday card, I just had to give it a try and see what I could come up with for an Easter card.  Since it is a cute scene I decided to try and expand that scene a little bit, so I used my Tree die and cut it out with brown cardstock, after having it on there I decided I wanted the leaves to be green so I got out my sparkle pens in 3 different shades of green to color the leaves, although coloring them on the brown they all kind of look the same shade of green to me.  I cut the base with a coordinating die so it could be a shape card and using my homemade cloud stencil I sponged on ink for the background, adding a bit of brown for the base to go along with the playing card.  It still needed a bit of something so I used a sprig die and cut it apart to make bushes and had to add some flowers too :)

Image- playing card
Memory box - Debutante frame and Orchard tree frame dies
Spectrum Sparkle pens on leaves
Distress inks sponged for background, clouds and dirt
Poppystamps - leafy sprig die
Taylored Expressions - Arbor Accessories die (flowers)

I never would have thought to use an image on a playing card for a card but this turned out pretty cute, you just never know where you can find inspiration for our crafting :)  Do you have unusual things you have used on a card or craft project?

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Monday, March 19, 2018

Hues to Use and stripes challenges

Still working on getting a few Christmas cards to made each month and so when I had the challenge in my stamp group to use stripes and on Power Poppy Blog to use certain colors I went with one of their digital stamps that I had downloaded last year but never tried.  I mentioned before that I have had trouble printing my digital stamps because the paper I normally color with markers was too thick to work in my printer, well I found that the thinner paper they sell at Office Depot worked and I think the blending isn't too bad so now I can try out more of the digital downloads, YAH!!!

If you would like to try out this digital stamp for yourself you can find it HERE, it's only $1 You can't beat that price, especially if you have never tried digital stamps before.  You can also find tips on their blog on how to use the digital stamps.

Poppystamps- Candy cane digital stamp, colored w/markers
Memory Box - Stitched Rectangle layers
Fancy Pants design - Saint Nick paper
Taylored Expressions - Poinsettia bouquet (sentiment stamp)
Nuvo Crystal glaze on berries

Thanks for stopping by today, Hope your week is off to a great start!


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Rest in the Lord and end of Mississippi

Our church secretary had surgery a few weeks ago and this is the card I sent to her, she is always on the go and said she didn't know how she was going to be able to take it easy and heal after her surgery so I thought this coloring card had the perfect verse.

Psalms to Color cards, colored w/markers
Spectrum noir clear sparkle pen

I probably should have posted this first couple of pictures in my last Mississippi post, it was in the same area.

Then we headed back to the beach where we went to in the morning to get the sunset with the bridge.

I liked the picture above with the sun just under the bridge with the birds hanging out on the poles in the water.

Had to share one with hubby taking a picture.

After sunset the sky just looked so cool!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today,


Friday, March 16, 2018

Sketch Challenge

My cardmaking group was having a sketch challenge and since I was coming up blank for the next birthday card I needed I thought that would be a great place to start.  The stamp store here in town had another yard sale a couple weeks ago and I found this cute set and thought I would use it on today's card, it was just the perfect size for the sketch.

I kind of wish I would have put the sentiment up with the image, it kind of blended in with the paper, so I added a little black gem to bring your eye down to the sentiment, did it work? 

Memory Box - So many things to love stamp set, colored w/markers
Paper Studio - Kirby Teesdale studio paper
Nuvo Crystal drops- carnation pink
Ki - black gem

Thank you all for the birthday wishes, I had a very nice day!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope you have a lovely weekend!