Sunday, July 23, 2017

RWB Thinking of You

Hello.  How is everyone doing?  As always, I have been busy.  I started back working at my second job and it has kept me busy and then my son has been here visiting for the last few days and it has been wonderful having him here.  It just means I haven't had a lot of computer time.  He is out of the house tonight so I sat down for a little while.

I decided to pull one of my to finish projects.  It is red, white and blue but instead of a patriotic sentiment, I just put thinking of you on it.  I thought it would be nice to send to my in-laws.  My father-in-law is retired Army and all of us are proud of him and his service to this country.  I know he will like the red, white and blue theme.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Fab N Funky - Use Patterned Paper
   Penny's - Anything Goes #338
   Simon Says Wednesday - Stars
   Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

Chat with you later.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Hello again

Hello.  I have a bunch of cards started but not finished.  I am really bad about making a card, then putting the pieces together in a ziplock to finish when I get together with friends.  I have been so busy that I have missed the last monthly get together.  So I want to finish up some of these kits.

I used this card for the 4th of July and I finished all of them except two.  Now they are all done.  I like the fold on it.  And of course, it has an elephant on it so it is perfect for most of my family.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Glitter N Sparkle - Red, White & Blue
   Paper Play Sketches - Red, White & Blue
   Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes #132

Chat with you later. 

Happy Birthday

Hello.  Where has this week gone?  I can't believe it is Friday already.

I have been trying to pull some of my old digitals out of their folders and using them.  This is an old Meijen image.  I so miss her.  She had some great images.   I guess I will just have to be happy with the ones I have.

Lots of layers on it and of course it is pink.  I am once again on a pink kick.  I am going to have to quit using pink so much.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Di's Digitals - Layer It Up
   Penny's - Anything Goes #337
   In The Pink - Special Occasion
   Creative Knockouts - Birthday Wishes

Chat with you later.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Hello.  How is everyone today?  It hasn't starting raining yet today but it sure is muggy.  I couldn't concentrate on anything last night so I have a million things cut and laying all over my desk. 

This meow title is one of them.  I cut a bunch of them.  So now I have to use them.  It is hard to tell in the picture but the cat is gray and white.  I added some texture to the stripe to add some dimension.

I take my card pics on top of my fish tank.  And that is my cat's favorite place to lay when I am moving around the house.  Usually when I place a card on it to take a picture, she moves.  Not today, so you get a shot of her too.  I thought it appropriate since it is a cat card.

I am using this card in the following challenges:
   CAS-ual Friday - Tic Tac Toe
   Sunny Day Crafting - A is for Animals
   Brown Sugar - Anything Goes #258
   Gem of a Challenge - Animals
   Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

I have a few things to do around the house, but I want to finish these and the monster cards from yesterday.  So I will be back.  Chat with you later.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monster Mash

Hello on a rainy Monday.  I think it is suppose to rain most of the week.  Lots of time inside.  Now just to get my to do list done so I can hang out here.

I have a love hate thing going with Miss Kate Cutables.  I love her images.  They are so detailed and adorable.  I love all of the layers.  It makes every thing pop.  The hate part comes in when I have to cut all of the layers.  You have to get the right colors and each has to be cut separately.  But it is worth it in the end.

Isn't this the cutest monster?  I don't make a lot of children's cards but I just had to make him.  I only cut two of them but I am going to go back and make more.  My niece's son will be getting him in the mail.  I even added a wobble on the back so Liam will have fun playing with the card.

I am going to use the card in the following challenges:
   AudSentiment - For A Child
   Fab N Funky - Little Boys & Girls
   Paper Play Sketches - Sketch #46
   Tuesday Throwdown - Monster Mash

Chat with all of you later.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Pizza my Heart

Hello and Happy Sunday  I am going to head out in a little while to buy groceries for the week.  Before I went I wanted to make a quick card.

My husband runs his own business and the office part is in our home.  He isn't very organized so his desk is usually a mess.  He spent yesterday cleaning it off.  I thought I would surprise him with a card in the middle of his desk.  I put this together late last night.

When I saw the challenge over at CASology, I figured I wouldn't do it.  With a pizza theme, I was at a loss what to do.  This was in my Valentines folder so I thought why not.  It would be a good card for my husband's desk.  Instead of cutting all the pieces.  I filled in the colors, grouped them together and printed them.  Then I just had to cut the red shadow piece. 

I added a polka dot texture to the top since I hate blank space and that is the card.  Simple and quick to do.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   CASology - Pizza
   Through The Purple Haze - Spots and/or Stripes
   Crafty Creations - Anything Goes #345
Off to get my groceries.  Chat with you later.


Hello.  I had hoped to send some time in the craft room today, but I didn't get as much time as I wanted.  But I am not the least bit sleepy so I could be up for a while so maybe I will play around now.

I love roses.  This is one of my favorite stamps.  I use it on a regular basis.  So you will probably see it again.

I am going to use it in the following challenges:
   Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #395
   CAS on Sunday - Flowers
   Penny's - Anything Goes #336
   MHK Designs - Flowers
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Chat with you later.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Deepest Sympathy

Hello again,

Just a quick one.  Then I am off to water the flowers outside.  

I don't make a lot of white on white cards but I need a sympathy card so I thought this would be simple and perfect for the occasion.  I really want to add gems to the centers of the flowers but I don't think that would work for this card.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Addicted to CAS - White on White
   City Crafters - White & Black
   Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes #131

Chat with you tomorrow.


Hello.  For some unknown reason, it feels like it should be Saturday instead of Friday.  Oh well,  I am just going to have to keep correcting myself.

I decided to make a card real quick before I head out to do some errands.  I printed this cute little girl a couple of days ago and I haven't taken the time to color her.  I thought she would look really cute on the Sketch Saturday sketch.  I had already printed her out so I couldn't put her in an oval but I like the rectangle.

I cheated on the sketch.  Instead of cutting the red polka dot paper, I put two ribbons criss crossing across the paper.   I tried putting a ladybug button on the bottom of the card but with the red polka dots, it was lost on the page.  I also put some glossy accent on the ladybugs to finish off the card.

I am using it for the following challenges:
   Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
   Sketch Saturday - Sketch #470
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Crafty Gals - Anything Goes #130
   Wednesday's Inspiration - Dots and/or Stripes

Off to run some errands.  I am hoping to be back later this afternoon. 

SVG Cuts Patriotic House

Hello.  I know I haven't posted in a while.  I am trying to get a little bit more organized so I will be able to post more often.

So far it has been a busy summer.  Mainly working on things around the house.

I love the houses from SVG Cuts.  I saw a patriotic one on Pinterest and I knew I just had to make it.  The one on Pinterest has three floors but two was enough for me.   I knew it would take me a while to put it together but man, this was a project.

I did the Halloween house last year and I just love it.  This one took longer than the Halloween one.  Plus I had trouble with the roof.  It was hard to get together and glued onto the house.  But I finally got it done.

I plan on leaving it out until Labor Day so I can enjoy it.

I am going to use it for the following challenges:
   Cupcake Inspirations - Patriotic
   Glitter N Sparkle - Freedom
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
   Curtain Call - Red, White & Blue
   Simon Says Monday - Red, White & Blue

Off to clean off my table.  Chat with you later.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Another Strawberry

Hello again.  Here is another strawberry card for you.  I think it is one of my favorites.  Just a perfect I am thinking of you card.

It is a Lori Whitlock image that I converted into a card.  She has a carton of strawberries that I have seen made in to a pull card.  I want to work on it later this week.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes #314
   Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes #128
   Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes #125
   Crafty Hazelnuts - Anything Goes

Off to see what else I can get into.  Chat with you later.

Strawberry Time

Hello.  How is everyone doing today.  Happy Memorial Day to all of the USA citizens.  And thank you to every one who has serve our great Country. 

Strawberries are once again in season.  I just love fresh strawberries.  I decided to make a couple strawberry cards.   I have three different ones to work on so you will see strawberries again.  I made two versions of this one.  A Happy Birthday one and a Thinking of You one.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Aud Sentiment - Anything Goes
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Penny's - Anything Goes
   Creative Knockouts - Embossing

Chat with you later.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Happy Thursday

Hello.  I have to keep saying it is Thursday, because it really feels like a Friday.  Don't ask me why.  But I really want it to be Friday.  However, I do have to work tomorrow.  Sarah, remember that.  No, sleeping late tomorrow.

I am in a flower mood.  I warned you that there would be more flowers.  I found this new company (to me at least) that has some great digital flowers.  Power Poppy.  I picked out several I want.  I limited myself to two.  But once I have used them, I will be going back for more.  I found a sunflower vase that I will definitely be picking up.  They also have clear stamps, but I just love the digitals because I can sizing to what ever size will work at the time. 

It is hard to notice from the picture but the  small flower, I popped with some foam tape.

I am using this card in the following challenges:
   Crafty Gals - Add Flowers
   Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes #329
   Crafty Calendar - Flowers
   Wednesday's Inspiration - Anything Goes #275
   Your Next Stamp - Sketch #64

Chat with you later.  Have a great afternoon.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Masculine Card

Hello again.  Another quick one and then I am off to make dinner. 

I needed a couple of masculine birthday cards.  This is the first one that came to mind.  I just love how it came together.  All three colored strips are embossed with different folders.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Brown Sugar Challenges - Embossing
   Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Well, off to work on dinner.  Hopefully, I will see you after dinner.

Spring Time & Flowers

Hello.  I thought I would get a card in early this afternoon and maybe that will mean I have time to make a bout card later tonight.

With all of the Spring / Summer weather (it was 85 today), I have been in the mood to make flower cards.  I have several images, I want to color so I am sure you will be seeing a bunch over the next few days.

This rose stamp is one of my favorites.  I pull it out on a regularly basis.  I haven't glittered it lately so I may have to try that soon. 

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Just Add Ink - Flowers
   Simon Says Wednesday - Get Dotty
   Give A Crafter A Cookie - April Showers & May Flowers
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes w/2 Patterns

Chat with you later.

Monday, May 15, 2017


Hello.  How is everyone doing today?  I was just so tired today, so I just have a quick card for you tonight.

It seems all of son's friends have been out of school and on their own long enough that they are all ready to start families.  So I have been making baby cards.  I made this one in pink and blue.

I am using this card in the following challenges:
   City Crafters - Arrivals
   Digital Delights - Anything Goes
   Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Well off to see what I can come up with next.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Shaker Card

Hello.  Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mothers out there.  I hope you have had a fantastic day.

I finally took some time to play on the computer.  I have made a couple of cards recently but I haven't taken the time to post.  Sorry about that.  I will try once again to do better.

I love making shaker cards.  I have seen several lately and it has got me thinking about all the ways I can make them.  Plus Queen & Co has several dies that I want to make shaker cards with.  So you will probably be seeing more over the summer months.

I used my standard heart dies on this one. 

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Catch The Bug - Shaker Card
   CAS-ual Friday - Birthday + 6 things (sequins)
   Simon Says Monday - Frame It (the shaker is framed)
   Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes #127
   CAS on Sunday - Shaker Card

Off to work on something before dinner.  Chat with you later hopefully.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Cut It Up Challenges

Hello.  It is time for another challenge over at Cut It Up Challenges.  As always, I had so fun to doing this challenge. The theme is Music and is sponsored by CAS-ual Friday

I used a musically note die from CAS-ual Friday.  The music paper is a digital paper that I picked up on Esty.  The card is simple and quick to put together, but it will be a great card for dropping a note to a friend.

I can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Have a great weekend.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Cut It Up Challenges

Hello.  I am so late posting this.  I am so sorry.   I don't know where the time went. 

We started another challenge over at Cut It Up Challenges.  It was so fun to do. Case It.  The winner this week will be receiving gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations.

I went looking over on Gerda's site and found these great lantern and I just had to make an Easter one.  I found this over on the Silhouette Online site.  It was so fun to put together.  I added the ribbon instead another layer of paper.

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Have a great week and sorry this was late.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Thinking of You Daisies

Hello again.  My sister called and we took an hour and make a couple of cards.  We haven't had a lot of time lately so it was fun to just relax and make cards.

We decided on this Thinking of You Daisy card from the Silhouette Online store.  The flowers were a little odd when we started putting them together, but I think the cards came out pretty good. 

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Aud Sentiment - Any Sentiment except Birthday
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
   Crafty Creations - Anything Goes #338
   PINspirational - Flowers

Off to work on the laundry and vacuum the house.  Hopefully, I will chat with you later.


Good morning.  Just a quick post before I head out to run some errands.  I hope everyone has a great day.

I have had these treat holders on my to finish list for a while.  All they needed was the finishing circle on the front.  But since Christmas is months away, I wasn't in a hurry.  However, Fab N Funky has a Christmas challenge and I thought it would be a good time to finish them. 

The snowflake is one of  my favorites so it was just cut and glue.  I didn't have a clue what I wanted to put on the poinsettia treat holder.  Then I saw the poinsettia texture folder from yesterday and knew it would be a great way to finish them off.

I am using them in the following challenges:
   Fab N Funky - Christmas
   Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes #322
   Brown Sugar - Anything Goes #244

Well that is it for now.  Hopefully, I will be back later today.  Have a good one.

Happy Birthday

Hello.  I made this card yesterday, but it was movie night and even though, I finished the card before we sat down to watch a movie, I didn't get it posted.  Oh well.  That means, there will hopefully be two cards posted today.

I made this card several days ago, but I couldn't decide what flower I wanted to put on it.  I started with a standard daisy one and just didn't like it.  I finally decided on this one.   I hope it doesn't flatten out in the envelope because it really needs the petals sticking out some.

I used the poinsetta texture folder from Sizzix.  It is one of my favorites.  There is just so much you can do with it.  I added a ribbon, the flower with a gemstone and then the Happy Birthday sentiment. 

I am using it in the following challenges:
   City Crafters - In Bloom
   Crafty Gals - Anything Goes #116
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Cute Card Thursday - Warm Colors
   Cupcake Inspiration - Flowers

Off to bed I go.  Talk to you later today.  Have a great night.

Saturday, April 1, 2017


Hello.  How is everyone doing?  It has been crazy around here and I have been sick off and on for several weeks.  I am blaming it on the weather.  Cold one day and warm the next.  Hopefully, I am over all of it. 

We are on Spring break this next week from school, so I am hoping to get a few things done around the house and also in my craft room.  My challenge is non-existent.  I am going to work on updating it this evening or tomorrow morning.  I would like to get a few challenges done.  It is just so motivating.

In the meantime, I have a quick Easter card for you.  This came from the Silhouette store.  Just a quick cut, a stamp and some embellishments and it was done.

Hopefully, I will be back later with something else.  Have a great night if not.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Newton's Nook

Hello.  I can't believe it has been almost a month since I have posted.  I have been making cards but I keep forgetting to post the cards, so I am taking the time tonight.  

I just love Newton's Nook.  I have been playing around with the cats, trying to get better at coloring them.  I think this one came out pretty good.  I won't tell you how many I colored before I got one that I liked.

I cut an extra cat head and put a  glue dot under it to make the head pop a little bit.  I also added a thinking of you sentiment at the bottom of the card.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   613 Ave Create - Anything Goes #194
   Aud Sentiment - Animals
   Cupcake Inspiration - Cats
   Paper Play Sketches - Sketch #37
   Newton's Nook - Colors

Chat with you later.