Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I saw this paper yesterday at Archivers by Doodlebug with the little bunnies on it and thought it was just adorable so I had to make a card with it right away.  It is the perfect colors for this weeks Color Throwdown.  Then I had colored this image from "A Day for Daisies" from their new release which I think is rather Hippie which was perfect with the colors for Colour Q.

Patterned Paper:  Doodlebug
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Close to My Heart - Eastertime
Ink:  Close to My Heart- Pink Carnation
Spellbinder:  Pennants
Flowers:  Bazzil & Recollections

SSSC- Sketch 155
Cupcake Craft Challenges - The Sound of Music
Color Throwdown

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - You Make My Heart Sing
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  A Day for Daisies - Violets in My Hair
Flower:  Prima
Embossing Folder:  Cultlebug
Bling:  Darice

Sweet Wednesday Challenge: sketch 147
Colour Q

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Blue birds

We have had some unusually warm weather until yesterday when it was around 48 which is more the normal for this time of year.  Since I was on vacation last week, I came home and now have daffodils that are blooming.  I can't believe Easter is almost here.  I made a card using "A Day for Daisies" new image and they have a challenge for blue birds.  I put a pop dot on the bird so he would stick up which you can see better in the second picture.  My next card is using "Carly" from "Mo's" digital image for the bling challenge.

close up

Patterned Paper:  Jillybean, Pebbles, We Are Memory Keepkers, Authentique
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  A Day for Daisies - Wild Bird
Chalk - unknown
Flowers:  Prima
White plastic flowers:  Paper Studio
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Pop dots

Deconstructed Sketch - Sketch #44
A Day for Daisies - Blue Birdie & Shades of Blue Challenge #39

Patterned Paper:  K & Company
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Stampin' Up, Recollections
Stamp:  Mo's - Carly
Flower Punches:  Tonic
Brads:  Paper Studio
Bling:  Recollections
Spellbinders:  Small & Large Petite Oval
Ribbon:  Michael's

Sweet Stop - Sketch 151
Mo's - Bling
Play Date Cafe  Challenge 124

Sunday, March 25, 2012


I have not been lost, I have been enjoying the Bahamas with my daughter, Amanda and my Mother for the past five days.  We had a wonderful escape!  Now I am back to reality and have started the massive laundry.  My sister-in-law did a wonderful job at making several meals for my husband.  And my 16 year old son did an excellent job at taking care of my husband while I was gone.  I also had friends calling and checking on him so he didn't get as much rest as normal.

I did miss making cards and checking out all the blogs and websites so I hope to get back to that soon!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Last green

I am far from Irish so I don't have a lot of St. Patty Day cards to send.  I do like the color green, but I am a little tired of it.  I much prefer the pastels of spring.  We are having a great spring-like, well actually summer like day here in Wisconsin in which I think we will set a record for our temp here of 78 in March.  We are 30 degrees above normal for this time of year.    I'm just afraid that things are going to start to bloom since we are suppose to have a week of this and then it will freeze again.  Time will tell.  Hope you are enjoying some beautiful weather.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Carrot Top, Ever After, 12 months mega kit
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Heather Ellis - Pure Innocence #24
Ribbon:  JoAnn's
Clover: Recollections

Retro Sketch - Sketch #2
Pixie Dust - Show Us Your Irish
Sassy Cheryl - Wearin' green
Colour Q

Patterned Paper:  Authentique, Sweet Shoppe - Carrot Top & Cherish
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  A Day for Daisies - Three Little Peeps
Ribbon: Michael's
White thread- stash
Spellbinders:  Large & small circle, small pinking circle
Flowers:  Prima & Recollections

Sweet Wednesday Sketch - Sketch 145

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye -Howdy Doody, Sweet Shoppe - Hoppy Easter
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  free digital download
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flowers:  Prima
Buttons:  stash

Mojo 232 - Sketch
Digi Doodle - #98 Animals

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Pebbles
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Cornish Heritage Farms - 1665
Lace: Wrights
Ribbon:  Offray
Buttons:  Papertrey
Spellbinders:  Small circle, small scalloped circle

Sweet Stop - Sketch 149

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sitting here thinking of you

I made this outhouse card for my Uncle John, who has some unique ideas.  On the inside, I plan to put, "Just sitting here thinking of you."  The stamp is a digital by Rick St. Dennis that I distressed up with Tim Holtz inks and spritzed with water.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV & Crate
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Rick St. Dennis - Outhouse
Circle Punch:  EK Success
Spellbinders:  Small & Large Circles
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Button: stash
Jute: Ribbon Carousel
Ink: Distress- Old Paper, Weathered Wood
Embossing Folder:  Tim Holtz  - Sizzix

Deconstructed Sketch - Sketch 42

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Paper Cuts, Recollection
Stamp:  free digital download
Ink:  Memento,  black tuxedo
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Liquid Pearls - Pewter
Spellbinders:  Small circle, Eyelet Circle
Tag:  Cuttlebug
Ribbon: Dimension Productions
Flower:  Mark Richards

Colour Create Challenge: Yellow, Grey, Black & White with optional flowers

Play Date Cafe Challenge:

Patterned Paper:  TLC
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Doodle Dragon - Million freebie
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Flowers: Prima
Bling: Hero Arts
Spellbinders:  Petite Oval & Scalloped Petite Oval
Sentiment: TLC
Coins: JoAnn's
Clovers: Michael's

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 198
Pixie Dust - Show Us Your Irish
Pile It On - #11 St. Patrick's or shades of Green
Critter Sketch Challenge - Monochromatic - Green St. Patrick's Day  

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Carrot Top
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Kenny K - Super Mom
Sentiment:  Close to My Heart
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Ribbon:  Amuse
Bling:  Hero Arts

Kenny K - Green Mother's Day Card
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Going Dotty

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dream Big Plans

My daughter, Amanda, was home from college this weekend and we were planning spring break vacation.  It is going to be my daughter, my Mom and myself so it will be a "Girls Trip".  Amanda is so excited I don't know how she is going to get through this next week.  Last night we finalized the arrangements so we are planning to go on a cruise.  My -ex said that he needed to know where we going to make sure it was safe.  After 11 years the man is still trying to control my life and I just can't believe it.  My Dad and brother go on hunting trips so my Mother is looking forward to going with us for some relaxation.  I still send Amanda weekly cards at college, and this will be the one that I send this week.

Patterned Paper:  Lillybee
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl - Thinking of You
Sentiment:  Just Rite
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Buttons:  JoAnn's Basics

Sassy Cheryls - Sketch

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Blessings outnumber

This past week my step-daughter has been visiting from Orlando, FL with her boyfriend so I have been busy doing some cleaning and spending time with her so that I haven't had a chance to make cards this week.  My husband has been more active than normal and it is starting to take a toll on him.  We don't get a chance to see her often so it has been nice to catch up.  I did manage to sneak in this quick card.

Patterned Paper:  Lee Lou Digital Papers
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  TLC
Spellbinders:  Lacey Oval
Flowers:  Prima
Buttons:  stash
Ribbon:  Michael's

Paper Craft  Star Challenge:  Lucky St. Pat's Day
Do You Stack Up - Green
Paper Pretties - Green
Pixie Dust Studio - Show us your Irish
Scrap-Creations - St. Paddy's Day
Critter Sketch Challenge - buttons

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spots and boys

Sassy Cheryl has a challenge of spots and dots and Cupcake Craft has Boys and their toys so I thought I would combine it with this cute image from Sassy Cheryl with Noah in the tub.  I added crystal lacquer to the bubbles to give it the water look.  It reminds me of way back when my son would take baths, except for we would have more water on the floor.  My other card is for Papercraft challenge which is frogs.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock: Bazzil,  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl - Noah Play Pirate in the tub
Sentiments:  TLC
Crystal Lacquer
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Sassy Cheryl - Spots and Dots
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Boys and their Toys


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Everlasting Love - Digital
Cardstock:  Recollections & Core-dinations
Sentiment:  TLC

Papercraft - Frogs