Thursday, July 20, 2017

Christmas in July

Christmas in July is perfect to use this cute snowman stamp!  I am making some cards to sent off to Send A Smile 4 Kids.  This card is more masculine because I wanted the boys to have a selection to pick from.

The snowman is covered with a sparkle gel pen to add some sparkle!

Christmas in July is linked to:
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Simon Says
Hiding In My Craftroom
Work It Wednesday

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

For The Birds

My grandson, Riley, loves to feed the birds.  He checks daily to see if the feeder is empty.  I decided to make him a birdfeeder, which in itself, was a task.  It took a village to make this birdfeeder...but that is what you do for your grandchildren!!  Now it is ready to send to him and I wanted to include some cash for bird seed and some Pokeman cards.   It is his 6th birthday too.

This is what I made to hold the cash and cards.  I took an envelope and folded the edges to the center.  Then, the flap folds down.

The back of the envelope was decorated...the more birds to celebrate, the merrier!

The big bird's wings had plaid paper on them.  The envelope was also lined with plaid paper.

Now, to box this up and send it off!  Happy Birthday Riley...may the birds frequent your feeder and stop to wish you happy birthday!!

For The Birds is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says

Monday, July 10, 2017


It's five o'clock somewhere right?  What do you do with a pineapple die cut? emboss it pirates gold embossing powder and make it sparkle!!

Blending Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the background.creates the bottom layer.  Then I misted a background stamp and placed it on to texture the paper a little.  Background stamping was done in Black Soot Distress ink.  Going through my stamps, I found every word I needed to create the was pretty close though!!

Thanks for stopping by and be like a pineapple, stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet inside!!

PinaColada is linked to:
Craft Stamper Magazine
Simon Says

 Just Us Girls

Friday, July 7, 2017

Vitamin Sea

The picture below made me giggle and it HAD to be shared with you!  It is  the inspiration for my card today.  When I think of the sea, I think of sunshine, waves, sunglasses and a lighthouse.

Yup, you will find all the listed items above featured on this some bling!

So the crab slipped back into the sea and I used bling on both sides of the glasses.

Sea you later...giggle!

Vitamin Sea is linked to:craftstamoer
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
Craft Stamper Magazine
July Challenge:
Anything Goes!:

(stamping MUST be included)

 Color Throwdown


Thursday, July 6, 2017


I hear there is a celebration going on!  Have you  checked outJust Us Girls Challenge?  This is their 400th challenge!  Celebrating with you JUGS!  A party on a card is in order here!

Time to try another die cut and see what happens.

Celebrate is linked to:
Word Art Wednesday
 Just Us Girls
 Seize The Birthday

Monday, July 3, 2017

Celebrate Your Star Spangled Birthday

Just a fun card for a celebration!  I just love the red, white and blue color combo.  My mother was born on July 4th.  Besides red, white and  blue cakes and decorations, there was always fireworks that added to the celebration!

So, a shaker card it is with banners, stars and loads of fun!

These star sequins have finally come out of the hoard!  That  is  another reason to celebrate!!  I  think the  sequins are ten years  old!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Star Spangled Birthday is linked to:
Send A Smile 4 kids
Simon Says
Catch The Bug
Always Fun Challenges
Through The Craft Room Door June 22nd to July 3rd
 just Us Girls
 Cupcake Inspirations
 Fusion Card Challenge

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Black Birds

This is a bits and pieces card.  Using some of the hoard of die cuts  and bits of items that fit together made this thank you card.  The background is Worn Lipstick and Brick Red Distress Ink.  The bottom is Washi tape and the die cuts  hang in the middle.

I just received this stamp set and I really like  the font and how  the birds  pop against the background.

Black Birds is  linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Olde Fashioned

This image reminds me of going into our coffee shop.  The shop has a vintage vibe and is fun to sit and relax.  So, a vintage vibe card was made.  It uses two sponsors products, STAMPlorations and DL Art.  I would like to thank all the sponsors of the hop and Amy and her crew for all the weekly post and all the behind the scenes work!!

Olde Fashioned is linked to:

Celebrate With STAMPlorations

 STAMPlorations is turning four and we are invited to the party!  What a celebration with new releases and prizes!

To help them celebrate, the magic stencil technique was used with the Retro Circles stencil. A template was made to add the color.

Color was added with a sponge and the template was removed.  The stencil was misted with water and placed on the card.

The stenciled image magically appears!

Products used:
Bloom Sketches
Retro Circles
mixed media elements
Celebrate Word Die
Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds

Celebrate! STAMPlorations 4th Birthday!

Happy fourth birthday STAMPlorations!  Thanks for letting us celebrate with you and your great products!  My party hat is on and I made you a birthday card.

And here is one in red!

Have a great birthday and wishes for many MORE!

Products used:
Zen Hearts
Blossom Overture
Mixed Media Grunge
Sentiment Builders: Celebrate

Monday, June 26, 2017

Bold Coffee

While I was playing with the alcohol inks, I decided to try distressed inks  on glossy paper,  The top panel is distress inks and they did not move so well on the paper.  The outcome looked artsy.  I stamped on the artsy panel and used alcohol inks on the back panel.

I do like the bold, vivid colors!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Get Up, Get Coffee, Sparkle and Be Happy

I had a lot of fun using alcohol ink and blowing through a straw to get the background design.  This is photo paper but heavy shimmer paper makes the ink feather out differently.  The first one is darker and does not show up as well.  The second card you will need your sunglasses!!

Sunglasses needed for this card!!

Get Up, Get Coffee, Sparkle and Be Happy is linked to:


Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Dragon's Birthday

This little dragon card is headed to North Carolina to celebrate my grandson's birthday.  

Riley is into dragons's right now, so it is perfect!  I am sure he will stick his little fingers into as many of the holes as he cand and then will have his little brother Henry do the same.  This  could  be a card that entertains them for hours!!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Dragon's Birthday is linked to:
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Seize The Birthday


Will Trade Coffee For Gossip

I could not resist making a card with flamingos for the summer coffee lovers hop!  Now, is gossip still a word we use or is the current word networking?

Thanks for stopping by.