Monday, June 29, 2020

Hydrangea Hello and an Announcement!

Lately I have found coloring larger floral images relaxing so I spent sometime last week coloring this hydrangea digital image from Nina B. Designs

I colored the same image 2 different ways.  I kept the layouts pretty simple because the image is so big and bold.  One layout uses designer papers and one does not.  I used the same sentiment on both cards.

Which card do you like best?

I'm also excited to announce that I have joined the Papercraft Business Design Team!  You can find the Papercraft Business website and Papercraft Business Challenge by clicking the hyperlinks.    I can't wait to share the fun with you.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day and stay safe.



·        613 Avenue Create - M (1st Sunday), 8E, Any Craft Accepted (check for recognition each week, top DT choices, winners, and crafter's voting by on-line community) - (June) Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist: Blended Background

·       The Corrosive Challenges - M, 3E - Always Anything Goes

·        Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M, P1) June - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

·        Creatalicious Challenges (2W, P15/last day of the M) #189 - Anything Goes with optional no design paper

·        Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenges (M, P15, E3, hand coloured family friendly images, must follow blog) #21 - Anything Goes

·        Creations in Pink (M, P15, E3, mostly pink) #23 - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink

·        Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations (M, P3, E3) #115 - Anything Goes

·        Crafting Happiness Challenges (W) - #55 ANYTHING GOES

·        Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges (M,5E)  -JUNE - ANYTHING GOES


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Sunny Day

The weather here today is ugly - rainy and very windy.  To help fight the gloom, I thought I would share cards I made with Sunny Day Wryn from Tiddly Inks. 

I love Christy Croll's Wryn images.  She always reminds me of my daughter when she was younger.  I almost always color Wryn with blonde hair like my daughter.  

For practice, I tried something different and colored Wryn with red hair.  

Thank you for stopping by!  Stay dry and healthy!


Image:   Digital Stamp Sunny Day from Tiddly Inks

Sentiment:  Papertrey Handwritten Notes

Paper:  Painted Blooms by Penny Black, Papertrey white card stock, scrap vellum and yellow paper


Digi ChoosdayChallenge -W,E2, - #23 - Anything Goes

Through The Craft RoomDoor W, 2E - Always Anything Goes

Crafting HappinessChallenges (W) - #471 ANYTHING GOES OPT: SUMMER

Jan’sDigi Stamps Challenges (M,5E)  -JUNE - ANYTHING GOES

Crafty Hazelnut'sPatterned Paper (M, P1) June - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Congratulations Graduate - To My Daughter a 2020 Grad

Today should have been my daughter's senior graduation ceremony.  Instead of graduation, they held the senior awards ceremony virtually.  It was nice but hopefully they will be able to hold a live graduation ceremony later in the summer.

Since she has been a bit down about missing prom, graduation, and all the senior fun this year, my husband and I wanted to do something a little special for her today.   While she was at work this morning, we decorated the dining area to surprise her.  We also asked friends and family for cards so that she would remember there are people who love her and are proud of her.  She was so surprised and happy!

Of course I couldn't let this opportunity pass without making her a special card.  I colored the digital image Graduating Wryn by Tiddly Inks with Copic markers.  I love Wryn and she has always reminded me of my daughter so she was the perfect image for my card.

I paired Wryn with  Echo Park Times and Seasons paper along with some black and white cardstock from my stash and finished it off with a sentiment from Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages

Here is a peek at the decorations.

I am so proud of my daughter.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude.  She is enrolled at the University Wisconsin at Green Bay in the Human Biology program and hopes to be a trauma surgeon one day.    This young lady is not taking a break over summer.  She starts a summer program tomorrow at a local technical college to become an EMT so she can start gaining experience right away.

Thank you for stopping by!  Congratulations to all 2020 graduates - may you do great things and change the world!



·              A Gem of a Challenge  2W, 3E  - #12 - Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
·           Catch The Bug W, E3, SIO - Anything Goes
·           Crafter's Castle - M, 1st Sat., E3 - June - Anything Goes
·           Colour Crazy Challenge - W, 2E  - Wk 22 (W1 of 2)  and Wk 21 (W2 of 2) -   ANYTHING COLORING GOES (NO          Precolored Images) Weekly Challenges run for 2 Weeks

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Happy Father's Day

Hello!  I'm popping in quick today to share a Father's Day card I made over the weekend.  I made this card for my dad using this hand drawn deer digital stamp from Divine Ink Creations on Etsy.  I added the sentiment.

I inked a piece of water color paper from Stampin' Up and then lined up in my printer to add the image and sentiment.  I used green and black card stock that I had handy and added some striped washi tape for interest.

Overall this card is more CAS than my usual style and I'm not sure I like it.  I guess it is good to go outside your comfort zone sometimes.

I hope you have a great day! Stay safe!



·           Simon Says Stamp W, 5E – Masculine
·        The Paper Funday M, 4E #17 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Masculine
·        Double Trouble Challenges  (2W/1W, 4E) #57 -  THING 1: FATHER'S DAY OR MASCULINE | THING 3: INCLUDE A    ROUND THING | THING 2: LINK TO USE YOUR STUFF  (WEEK 1)
·        Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges (M,5E)  -JUNE - ANYTHING GOES
·        Use Your Stuff  (2W) #399 MASCULINE OR FATHER'S DAY (WEEK 1)
·        Cardz 4 Guyz 2W, 3E - #246 - Father's Day (week 1)
·        Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #22 - Anything Goes
·        Unicorn Challenge M, E3, No fully digital projects June – Masculine
·        Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations (M, P3, E3) #114 - For the Men/Boys
·        Papercraft Business Challenge (M, P1, E3, any papercraft) #30 - Father's Day / Male

Monday, June 1, 2020

2020 Graduates x 3

Hello!  I hope you had a good weekend.  I am posting three cards that I recently made for 2020 graduates.  I apologize for the quality of the photos.  I had to stuff them in envelopes and send them off before they were barely complete.

I used the same CAS design for all of them.  I was inspired by this design  at on the Jazzy Paper blog.  I used the school colors for each graduate.

For this card the school colors are purple, black, and silver.  Since the graduate is a talented violin player, I used washi tape with a musical theme.

The schools colors for this grad are blue, gold, and white.  He is also musical so I used the same washi tape.

I don't know this grad as she is the daughter of a friend of my husbands.  I looked up her school colors which were maroon, gold, and white.

The sentiment is a digital stamp  from Raindrop Echo Designs.     The rest are all papers, stickers, and bling from my stash.  The metallic pieces were embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.

Thank you for stopping by!  Stay safe!



A Gem of a Challenge  2W, 3E  - #11 - Anything Goes
Di's Digis Designs 2W, 3E,SIO  Include a Sentiment (W2 of 2)
Alphabet Challenge - 2W, 1E -  D IS FOR DRY EMBOSSING
Creative Fingers - 2W, 3E, No totally digital projects - No. 187 -  ALWAYS  ANYTHING GOES  (W1 of 2)
Southern Girls 2W,2E,C10 Always Anything Goes (W! of 2)  
Double Trouble Challenges  (2W/1W, 4E) #57 -  THING 1 GEAR IT UP FOR THE GUYS
(masculine project) | THING 3 CIRCLES (use one round item) | THING 2 LINK TO  USE YOUR STUFF'S MASCULINE CHALLENGE (WEEK 1)