Saturday, April 4, 2020

Blessed Easter

I just love the combo of Purple and Yellow for Easter and Spring cards.  When I was trying to decide what to do for my daughters Easter card, I saw this challenge over at Time out challenge to use Purple, and I thought well here is my chance to figure out what I want to do with purple and I went with cutting a cross out of my purple metallic paper and I was trying to find some small stamped flowers to put with it and I just couldn't find anything I liked when I remembered my Tim Holtz botanical Ephemera, and I found just the one to go with it. 

  I was thinking it looked a bit plain but I didn't want to do a splatter on the background so I decided to add them myself directly from the sparkle pen and I wish I would have just covered the cross and flowers now and splattered it on, things we learn when creating.

Tim Holtz - Botanical layers, emphemera
Spellbinders - Labels 29 and Cross collection dies
Ms. Sparkle & co.- Watercolor paper
Mama Elephant - Blessed sentiment stamp
DCWV - Metallic paper for cross
Spectrum noir - Sunshine yellow sparkle pen

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wishing you all well physically and mentally as we take this journey together!


Friday, April 3, 2020


In our stamp group we have a new challenge for this week and it is using the Ombre' technique of going from light to dark in color, I have done a few backgrounds now to make them into cards :) 

My first will be going to one of the guys in our church that is helping with getting the church service to us every week.

I started with yellows for my background, I tried blending them with the blending brushes, I still can't get the hang of using them, but it turned out ok, then I took my stamp and stamped in different shades of green , both going from my dark at the bottom to light at the top.

Hero Arts - Leaf Cluster stamp
Altenew - Fall Harvest inks and Spring bouquet inks
Stamp in up- Enamel shapes
Hot off the press - 130 tiny words and phrases stickers, colored w/markers

Thanks for stopping by today!
Stay safe at home!


Thursday, April 2, 2020


Sharing a card today I made for an older gentlemen in our church that lives by himself. 
This is from a stamp set that came with a cardmaking magazine, it has great images for masculine cards. I colored him up with markers and added a strip that was embossed with a folder that also came with this set.  The background is from a bag from a shop we went to while on vacation, had to save it and finally using it :)

Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine - Autumn wonder stamp set, colored w/markers and embossing folder, inked with gathered twig and embossed
Spellbinders - Labels 37 die
Hot off the press - 130 tiny words and phrases sentiment sticker, colored w/markers
Paper bag background

I hope you are all staying well!


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

More Thanks

The last two thank you's I had to give I sent in the mail so I went with some less bulky cards.  Still using a card making magazine image and paper, this one has the sentiment with the image,  I cut the image out with a square die that I layered onto a purple cardstock to mat it.

Making Cards July 2016 - flower image and paper
Spellbinders - Square dies

The second card I cut the flower out and added a sentiment with a die.

Making cards Magazine July 2016- flower image
Memory Box - Stitched Rectangle layer die
Crafters companion - Thank you die, cut twice and layered

Hope you all are staying safe and well, thanks for taking the time to stop by today,


Monday, March 30, 2020

Simple Life

For my birthday gift to myself I went to my Local stamp store and bought some new goodies.  I found this gorgeous paper pack that just said spring to me and I also found this little package of ephemera, aren't they ever cute.

I thought these would work great for the Sisterhood of Crafters Spring challenge.

Another card going out to one of the single ladies in our church. 

49 and Market - Coral Mini collection paper
Simple Stories - Simple Vintage, Garden District Bits and Pieces pack

As you have heard we are to stay apart for another month, I think I knew it was coming but I took it a bit hard yesterday, wishing he would have just said another two weeks.  But I do no this is the best thing for us all and we have to constantly be looking toward the positive in all of this and not lingering on the negative.  I wanted to share an update for those of you that may have prayed for my hubby's cousins daughter, after a week in the hospital and on the oxygen she is now off and doing so much better, Praise the Lord.  I know so many have not had the same outcome of their family members and my heart so goes out to them.  May we all do what is right in order that more families don't have to go through this.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, and hope you find some time to create!