Saturday, September 1, 2018

Color Throwdown 508

This morning I made a card for this week’s Color Throwdown. I used King of the Grill, a new to me set that I just picked up. I think it will make a great card for my brother, who loves to cook. 

I even decorated the inside!

This is a great stamp set, for all those hard to make “guy” cards!  Had lots of fun building that burger! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


I have this amazing bottle of Aqua/Green glitter from Martha Stewart, and really wanted to use it to sparkle up my ublays.  Can I just say my new Ocean Tides Bitty Big paper is a perfect match?!!  And I found a couple of sentiments from an older set that worked great for my fishy card!

I also used Pinefeather, and Shimmer White Cardstock for my Reef Builder dies.  So much sparkle!

Fun to make too!  Thanks Lexi for this great Make it Monday technique!

Sunday, August 26, 2018


The last session we went to was with Lexi Daly. Her garden box was full of darling pieces, including the sweetest little bee!  She thought of everything for this sweet little garden box. My friends and I think it would be cute for a Halloween ghost or monster card too. 

It was the last thing we made, and I have to admit, I was running out of gas! But we got it finished and it’s adorable! Thank you Lexi!

What a wonderful time we had!  Thank you to Julie, Jane and everyone else that made this an extra special event!



Dawn McVey is a beautiful example of a miracle. I was blessed to be able to meet her, and see for my own eyes, beauty, grace and a message of what He can do. She looked wonderful and her card was one of my favorites!  (Who uses brown leaves?!)  she does, and they look great on the card we made. I’ve got to think more outside the box like that!

She is the Best!  Dawn, so thankful to meet you and call you my sister friend!


I was most excited to take Betsy’s session on watercoloring. I love to watercolor, but always think I can to better. I learned so much from her, make sure you catch the video if you’d like to know more as well. 

We learned how to mix 5 basic colors into a spectrum of colors with no end to possibilities! 

Then we learned a couple of different ways to work with paint and water to color our image. I have to admit, I did some touch up on it before I picture, and am happier with the results! 

Thank you so much Betsy! YOU rock!


Can I just say how much I love Lizzie Jones? She is funny, sweet, and amazingly talented! In her class we learned all the basic steps for creating beautiful felt flowers. And, she has come out with a set of dies to make them easy. 

I think my favorite was the Melon Berry one of the bottom, but they were all fun.  I plan to put mine up at work, but I’ve got to get my leaves and a few more blooms to finish it up. 

Sending hugs Lizzie! Thank your friendship!

Green Thumb Garden Journal

So must people that know me, know that I can’t grow anything. Plants come to my house to die! So I love this sweet little journal, but it is going to be filled with my garden of friends and fun that I had at SAF 2018.   I’m eager to fill it up, and learned a great idea from fellow stampers in how to make smaller photos for the book. (Its called CVS) 😉

After a slow start, I was able to finish the outside and have my pages ready to fill up with info inside.   The instructions were from the Heather, and she made it easy to follow along. This session will help me work on my other journals that haven’t been touched much since I got it for Christmas!  I have a new friend too!

Heather’s daughter Hana was there too. What a sweet young lady who has inherited her mom’s crafting talents!  Lucky her!

SAF 2018!

This afternoon I’m taking time to post Stamp-a-Faire 2018, which was held in Cincinnati. Since it is so close to Lexington, I am happy to be able to go! I went with two friends from Lexington on Friday and got home last night. 

It was held at Hyde Park Country Club, but was broadcasted live so many stampers were able to follow along and create with the designers.   We were also joined with Ashley Canon Newall and Stephanie Gold,!

Two of the sweetest people ever! Ashley handled all the online questions and Stephanie was the runner for everyone!  They was such great help behind the scenes, and greatly appreciated.

We had Friday evening dessert with get aquatinted time wil all the stampers and designers   We also started the first project, Creating Plantable Paper with Heather Nichols. It was messy fun, and we were all able to make as many as we wanted. Well of course o needed one of each, so I have one each of aqua, pink and white!

Pretty cool, and I’m looking forward to making them into projects!

More to come...!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Create Along With Us August 2018

Today I have two cards to share for this month’s CAWU!  I loved Betsy’s leaves and used my Text and Texture Roses to create mine. I love how easy these were to put together!  One is a masculine get well card for a friend (I think the roses are okay!) and the other for an Anniversary coming up. 

It’s really fun to see different color combinations come to life! And flowers on a man card to boot!

Love the richness of Americana for these blooms!

Thanks for looking! Another wonderful release this month!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Double the Fun

Today I have a card that I really transformed for Tuesday Transformation. I literally tore apart the original card, know I was never ever going to use it. So, I salvaged the pink blooms and pretty gold leaves and began again! 

My first card...

Ugg, what was I thinking? So dark and just gloomy! I transformed this card earlier into a totally new card that I liked. But I couldn’t bring myself to just throwing it away. Not only did I pull the flowers and leaves off, but I took a cut from the back of the card base to make a die cut piece for the new one. Recycle, you know? 🤗


Yay! So much better!  And I also used this week’s Make it Monday technique. This was simple do achieve, and I know I will use it again and again. I actually used gold embossing powder to highlight the Happt Birthday sentiment. 

This new version makes my heart happy! 
Thank you for taking time to look!


Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Today is all about fishies!  I couldn’t wait to ink up Salt Air for today’s inspiration piece!  

It was the perfect summer fun photo for us. I needed a birthday card for my sister, so here we go...!

My card...

So fun to find different ways to add sparkle and shine to my card. I used a lot of Stardust embossing powder, Nuvo crystal drops, and a Spica Glitter Pen. Super fun to make!

Can’t wait to see all the projects today!

Sunday, July 22, 2018


I wanted to lighten up this card I made
for Easter this week. 

It was okay, but I didn’t like the strip down the middle, and the dark colors.  For my second card, a choose 
lighter colors, eliminated the strip, and went with my new Botanical flowers.

Love the lighter version and these new blooms too!
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Salt Air Inspiration

I went to the Georgia Aquarium yesterday in Atlanta. I kept snapping pictures for Salt Air Inspiration!! Do you know there are PURPLE starfish? How fun will that be to stamp!

Can’t wait to ink up!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Second post for today, as I’ve been able to stamp on this hot July 4th holiday!

My second card today is a do over, from a card I made back in December.
This is the old...

I liked the card, but I wanted to liven it up a little!
Here is the new....

Using some fresh greens and sunny yellow was the new recipe with the same stamp set (Fresh Bouquet ).
 Instead of a die cut on top, I used a die cut into the stamped panel(Window Works). 
 This was a fun transformation!

Thanks for looking!


Happily stamping on this 4th of July. Kind of like having a day off in the middle of the week, makes the end come faster!

I made a set of cards this week..

I think the Birthday one is my favorite, using Birthday Balloons and Balloon Bash. 

Fancy Flourishes and Pen & Ink...

Harvest Berries...

 I will take them to my wonderful Mother in law this weekend. We are heading there at the end of the week for our annual family reunion.   It will be bittersweet, as it will be the first year without my husband’s sister. But we will love on her kids and grandchildren as well as our brother in law. 

Happy 4th! 

Saturday, June 30, 2018


This week I’m going to try and transform a so-so card into one that’s more like white I like!  This was my original card.

I wanted to take the things I liked, the watercoloring on the quartefoil coverup and the watercolored butterfly. I just didn’t like the black, I thought it was too harsh.   So here is my softer version...

And, I actually took off that black panel (good thing is wasn’t glued down!) and updated it as well

It’s just lighter and more cheerful! And I love this ner sentiment as well! 

Two for one today! Have a creative weekend all. 

Friday, June 29, 2018


Finally! A chance to get a little ink going today. I’ve been busy with lots of work and in a crafty slump. Not a good combination! Anyway, it was fun to have a challenge to get going...

I wanted to use gray and yellow for colors. The butterflies are stamped with Bright Buttercup on Soft Stone and the card base is Weathervane.  I added a single cut butterfly from Harvest Gold, and used Versamark to stamp Fancy Flourishes on the base. 

Yep. It was good to get inky again!

Monday, June 25, 2018

June 2018 Blog Hop

We had a delightful photo to inspire us this month. 

Doesn’t it make you want a frozen treat??

So I had this idea to make a watercolor background with all the colors. Yeah, that didn’t turn out the way I wanted it. So... plan B was to use my new Sweet Treats set and create some colorful frozen fun!

I started by stamping the ice cream sprinkles in fun colors, then I used clear embossing powder right over the top. At first I had Kraft stamped cones, and then I changed and made some fun colored cones instead. The card base is Green Parakeet.  Just a fun birthday card for any age. 

After this was finished, I looked at that watercolored background and decided to use is for some colorful butterflies! I used Butterfly Blooms with black embossing powder, and then cut them out. I had fun choosing different patterned papers to create a couple of cards. 

Thanks for hopping by!