Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017






I love playing with fall stamps.  The colors are so vibrant, and who doesnt love a good pumpkin spice latte


Stamp set is Sinon SaysSays, Stamptember,  by Greeting Farm.  copics to color ,
Lawn Fawn  papers

Challenges:
Tic Tac Toe:  Ribbon, stripes, layers
Connie Can Crop:  Colors
Crafty Addicts:  Fall Colors
Addicted to Stamps:  Autumn
Really Reasonable Ribbin:  Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls:  Card/ribbon
Hiding in my CRaf Room: Fall colors


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Trying to finish up Halloween cards.  Once again I bought more goodies then I will use,

Background made with Distress Oxides,  I love those inks!  Web is from Stampin Up.  Spider is Doodlebug, and Stamp set is from Hero Arts.

Challenges:
Cupcake Inspiration: #428
Aud Sentiments: Halloween and  Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp: Photo Inspiration
Sweet Stampin: Bingo  (web, sentiment, witch)
Pile it On: spider/cobwebs


Sunday, September 24, 2017


Got some mental health time in today.  Well needed I might say....

Stamp is from Anne Fenton, colored with copies.  Reverse Confetti dies.  Tim Holtz Halloween DP. (Matched the terra cotta pot perfectly)

Challenges:
Show Us Your Pussies:  Furrything
Try it on Tuesday: My Friend
Sweet Stamps: Cute/Cuddley  (http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com)


Monday, September 18, 2017


I collect coffee sets,  
coffee  sentiments etc.  One of my newest favorites is Coffee Cafe from Stampin Up.


All products are from Stampin Up

Challenges: coffee loving cardmakers
addicted to stamps: stamp background

Sunday, August 20, 2017


This is one of my favorite stamp sets from MFT.  SpaDay.  It is so old but I love it.

I think it is so important to take time for "yourself"  We get so caught up in our daily life that we forget to....

Colored with Prosma Pencils.  DP and dies are from MFT.

Challenges:
Simon Says:  Use a sentiment
Shop Your Stash: Chillin and Relaxin
Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Summer is definitely here in Chicago!  Hot, humid and hotter!   But it beats winter any day.

I love these stamps,  the pengun is from Art Impressions, and the sentiment is from Two Lips.

Colored with copies,  embossed die is from Reverse Confetti.  DP is DoodleBug.

Challenges:
Simon Says: Emboss It
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Anything Goes with a Critter
Sunny Day Crafting:Tic Tac Toe (sentiment, stamp, emboss)
4 Crafty Chicks: Summer Fun
Aud Sentiments: Tic Tac Toe (emboss, patterned paper, die cut)
Cute Card Thursday: Pink
If you Give a Crafter a Cookie: Photo inspiration

Friday, June 2, 2017


Give me a good cupcake anyday!

Image is by Beccy's.  Colored with Copics,  I used Nuvo Glitter Accents as my frosting.  I love the dimension and shimmer.  Pulled out my neglected Minc machine and  foiled a red polka dot background. Celebrate is from Stampin UP.  Image was popped up with fun foam for dimension.

Challenges:
Beccy's Place:  Monthly challenge; Anything Goes
Simon Says: Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: Birthday
Your Next Stamp:  Sketch challenge #65 (http://yournextstamp.com/blog/)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WOW!  I have not made a card in over a month....   I had this crazy idea of redoing my scrapbook room,  I figured paint, flooring new desk how long could it take..........and it still is not put back together. Hard to believe how one can accumulate so much stuff.

Love the new room and it is slowly coming together.  Found my inks, copics and papers and I had to have some down time.

Love this image by Di's Digis, "Chicken Run:.  Colored with my Copics,  love the new MFT die,  and I pulled out my MINC machine to foil the sentiment.  DP is from Doodlebug.

Challenges:
Simon Says:  Furry Friends
The Mod Squad: birthdays
Wonderful Wednesdays:  anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: anything goes  (http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com)
Crafty Sentimentds: sanything goes
QKR Stampede: things with wings



Sunday, April 2, 2017


Thank you Jodi at Bug A Boo for the adoarbe freebie, Button Bear.  I have a fetish for buttons,  love him.

So......I no longer have a craft room......my son was called into work this weekend so no painting got done.  But on the bright side,  I'm getting alot of steps in  by walking into all areas of my house trying to find which box has what and where.    LOl,  my house is a mess, and my poor kitchen table.

Image colored with Copics and Spectrum Noir glitter pens.  PD is from Lawn Fawn.  Ribbon from stash.

Challenges:

Bugaboo:  Anything goes and Stella Says Sketch
Simon Says: Anything goes



Sunday, March 26, 2017


Well my craft room has only been torn apart for 1 day and I already am so lost.  Hopefully my son can paint next weekend,  then hubby can do floor in 2 weeks.  I know I'll be happy when its done but right now everything is a mess!

Anyway,  Before I torn the room apart I was able to stamp this image by Darcies, "Beeing There",  Colored with Prisma colored pencils and Gamaaol for blending.   Spell Binders dies. Not the best photo but so cute!

Callenges: 
Simon Says:Use 2 dies
Shopping our Stash: Woodland Animals
Aud Sentiments: Anything but Birthday
 My Time to Craft: Nature




Thursday, March 16, 2017


Happy St. Patty's Day!

Image by Bugaboo,  colored with Cpoics.  Papers by Doodle Bug

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp:  Bit of Green
Shopping Our Stash :  Green  (I wont say how many years this diogi has been sitting in my bin)

Sunday, March 12, 2017


This beautiful pre colored digi is from Beccy's Place.  I thought of serenity when i saw it.

Used my Spectrum Nor glitter markers to add some gilttery shine on the flowers.  I used a stencil for my background from Mint Owl Studios

Challenges:
Beccys Place:  Anything Goes March Challenge


I went to a stamp show last weekend.  So many fun new toys!  Finally had time to play.

I love Darcies creations.  This is from Bee-Holder stamp set.  Used my Prisma colored pencils.

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp:  Special Lady
Ctch the B ug: Birds, bees, butterflies
Aud Sentiments: spring
Cute Card Thursday: Ladies


Sunday, January 29, 2017

I've been feeling a bit under the weather for the past few weeks.....and Mojo has taken a vacation.  But as I was cleaning my craft room I found this old MFT stamp that was never used.  I loved it when I bought it.....and still love it now.  

I colored this with my Prisma watercolor pencils.  The paper is DoodleBugs new Cream & Sugar.  A great get well card for a dear friend.

Challenges:
Simon Says: Anything Goes
heARTful Stamp: Anything Goes
Crafty Friends: Girly
Lil Miss Muffet: anything Goes
jo's Scrap Shack: anything Goes

Sunday, January 15, 2017

My BFF's birthday is coming up and I actually finished her card ahead of schedule.  Even the matchng envelope is made thats a first for me!

I love this special image by All Dressed Up,  "Butterfly Kisses".  Colored with my Copics,  hard to tell in photo but hat and scarf are shimmery thanks to Wink of Stella in clear.  sequins are from my stash.  Dies and DP are from MFT, along with sentiment.

Chalenges:
Simon Says Winter Birthday
The Mod Squad:  Bling