September 21, 2018

Muse - Hippos to you

Well, isn't this little Hippo cute?  Such a happy little Hippo.  When I saw this week's Muse Card Club challenge card by Kim I knew I would use this cute stamp by Photo Play.  I took my inspiration from:

1) Cute hippos
2) The color pink
3) the little cupcakes

Here's Kim's card:

So happy you stopped by today :)

Simon Says - Bling It On

I'm making a few more flower cards before the Summer is over.  I made this card for the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  The background is embossed and for the bling I added some Stickles to the flower centers and blue gems to the card front.  I hadn't noticed when making the card that the yellow ribbon is shiny too :)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Autumn is in the air today at my home :)

September 18, 2018

City Crafter - Birthday Shaker Card

Hi there City Crafters!  Our challenge this week at City Crafter is to make a Birthday shaker card and I'm your host.  We all love making cards and I know I always need a birthday card for someone; family, friends, animals, you name it.  For my DT card I used a music die from Memory Box and sentiments from Penny Black.

Please join us this week with your shaker cards and stop by the blog for inspiration from the other DT members.

Thanks so much for stopping by today :)

September 11, 2018

City Crafter - Fall Colors

This week at City Crafter Amy is our host and she would like to see "Fall Colors" on our cards / projects.  For my DT card I chose to use some Penny Black stickeroos of poppies in fall colors. 

Please stop by the City Crafter blog to see the DT's cards and to gather some inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by today :)

September 5, 2018

Die Cut Diva's - Girl with Wheelbarrow

Hi!  Today is my first post as a design team member for Die Cut Diva's and I used this cute digital stamp from Kinda Cute by Patricia called "girl with wheelbarrow" to create my card.  The challenge is to use the color Yellow somewhere on your project.  Kinda Cute by Patricia is our sponsor for the September challenge.

I added some leaf design paper to the background, some little die cut leaves from Lawn Fawn and used Prismacolor watercolor pencils to color the image.

So happy you stopped by today.  Get your craft on!

September 4, 2018

City Crafter Challenge - By Sea or Sky

The challenge at City Crafter this week is "transport by sea or sky" and Marina is our host!  For my DT card I chose travel by sea.  It's so relaxing to be by the sea watching the waves come in and going out and floating on the sea in a boat, well heaven here on earth.

Please stop by City Crafter to see the other DT projects and join in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by :)

August 29, 2018

Newsflash - I will be joining another Design Team

I will be joining the Die-Cut-Divas design team!

My first post at Die-cut-divas will be on September 5th, the new monthly challenge starts on September 1st.  Hope you will stop by to see my first post,  join in the challenge and have some fun.

I will continue to be on the design team at City Crafter and as always love seeing your beautiful and fun creations there!

Thanks for stopping by :)

August 28, 2018

City Crafter Challenge - Click

Kirsty is our host this week at City Crafter and she has chosen "Click" for our challenge; that's right, click as in photos  Please join our challenge with a project including a photo, we know you have plenty of photos of family, friends, animals, places you've been - - you name it :)

My dog Gracy is on my DT card for this week's challenge, she's a cutie don't you think?  So, please head on over to the blog to see what photos the other DT members have shared and have some fun.

So happy you stopped by today :)

August 26, 2018

Happy Birthday Birds

I'm trying to find good places in our home to take my card photos.  This photo is taken on a very old and rusty bakers rack my husband bought for me to hold a number of my plants (we have over 32 houseplants in our home, 1 is over 50 years old).

Anyway, I made this card for this week's challenge at the Muse Card Club, a little late with my submission, but was out of town this week.  I was inspired by the birds & their color and the leaves.  Kim Heggins provided the Muse card for inspiration this week and here it is:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

August 25, 2018

Make a Wish

The image on my card is a digital stamp from Mo Manning and when I saw this week's challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge I knew this was the card to make.  I combined both the sketch and the photo for my card.  
So happy you stopped by today :)

August 24, 2018

Little Roses

The new Gorgeous Grape card stock from Stampin' Up is one of my favorite new colors.  It's so rich and matches other purple hued colors wonderfully.  The little roses on my card are from Impression Obsession, a new little stamp to my ever-growing collection.

I am entering this card in this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

August 23, 2018

Happy Birthday Tutu Doggy

This little tutu dog is a Mo Manning digital stamp and I love making birthday cards with it.  I used both Zig markers and Prismacolor pencils to color the image.  I then added a few gems, a sparkly ribbon a tiny happy birthday stamp and a piece of My Favorite Things flower paper to finish my card.

Entering 2 challenges this week:

1)  Cupcake Inspirations - pink, teal and cream

2)  Seize the Birthday - anything goes

So happy you stopped by today; a windy day it is here on the front range :)

August 21, 2018

City Crafter Challenge - Under the Sea

Hi!  This week I'm hosting at City Crafter and would like to see projects / cards with things you would see "Under the Sea".  The sea holds such treasures and beauty; summer is winding down, so let's prolong it as long as we can.  

So happy you stopped by today.  Looking forward to seeing your creations!

August 14, 2018

City Crafter Challenge - Books

Hi!  This week's challenge at City Crafter is "Books".  Amy is our host this week and she would like to see projects with books.  The kiddos are headed back to school soon and books will be read and on the tables in many homes.  Please join us this week and let your creativity flow.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

August 11, 2018

A few cards for DT call

Gerda Steiner Designs is having a Design Team call and I'm going to submit the following cards in hopes of being considered for a place on the DT :)

As you can see all 3 cards are Gerda Steiner Designs stamps.  The first 2 cards are from the "Go Wild" stamp set and the 3rd card is a GSD digi stamp shaker card.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please wish me luck :)

August 10, 2018


I just added a few Technique Junkies stamps to my stamp collection and the butterfly stamp on this card is called "something different", the die is from Taylored Expressions called "create".   I made this card for 2 challenges:

1)   CAS Colours and Sketches (see the colors below).
2)  Die Cut Divas - Silhouette

I used Zig markers for the colors, spread the markers on an acrylic block, water sprayed white card stock, put the colored block on top of the paper and smooched it around.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

August 9, 2018

Sending a Wave for your Birthday

The challenge at Seize the Birthday is "water" this week.  I just love this stamp and die set that was included with the Papercraft essentials magazine, issue 160.  I cased one of the cards included in the magazine and used Zig markers on Bristol watercolor paper for all the coloring.

Thanks for stopping by today. Another beautiful day in Sedalia, CO :)

August 8, 2018

Magical Birthday

This week's sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches left so much to the imagination and I took advantage of it.  I used paper that I just love from a new Simple Stories paper pad for my background.  Stamped my sentiment with Versamark and embossed with sliver embossing powder.  I then added a die cut flamingo, a few gems and a little heart to finish my card.

Here's the sketch:

So happy you stopped by today :)

You are Simply the Best

I made this card for the challenge at the Muse Card Club this week.  I embossed the flowers in white onto yellow card stock and stamped the sentiment in brown.  I then added a few small gemss and outlined the image with a think line of white card stock.

This week's inspiration card is by Anita Bowden and here it is:

Thank you for stopping by today; a beautiful day in the foothills :)

August 7, 2018

City Crafter Challenge - Sketch Pad

Hi there!  This week at City Crafter we have a sketch challenge and Marina is our host.  Marina is asking everyone to choose one of the sketches (below) and use it to make a card.  Feel free to change shapes, orientation, etc.  as long as we can still see the sketch.

I used the far right sketch for my DT card.  Please stop by the blog to see what the other DT members have created for inspiration and have some fun :)

So happy you stopped by today!

July 31, 2018

City Crafter Challenge - One layer Christmas card

This week at City Crafter Kirsty has chosen "one-layer Christmas card" as the theme.

For my DT project I made a one-layer card by stamping a 4 pine tree stamp 2 times, adding a Merry Christmas sentiment and a few red gems.

I hope you'll come and join in our challenge:

So happy you stopped by today :)

July 25, 2018

A fun filled day!

Cute little bears, is there anything sweeter?  The bears, bees and sentiment on my card are from WPlus9, the set is called "Curious Forest Friends".  I colored the images with Prismacolor Watercolor pencils.  

I will be entering my card into 2 challenges:
1)  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
2)  Muse Challenge - Card by Bharati (see card below).

So happy you stopped by today :)

July 24, 2018

City Crafter Challenge - Butterflies

Hi!  We have a new challenge this week at City Crafter and I'm hosting.  Please join us and make a project with butterflies, any colors you choose.  While you're at it, take a look at the blog for some inspiration from the DT.

So happy you stopped by today :)

July 20, 2018

Did someone say Donuts!

I Love donuts, always have.  My favorite donut is the blueberry glazed one, my second fav is the Boston creme with the custard filling and chocolate on top.  YUM!!!  O.k. .....

I made my card for this week's challenge at the Muse Card Club.  Inspiration comes from the cute card made by Kim Heggins (see below).  I took the inspiration for my card from, you guessed it, DONUTS!

Happy you stopped by today :)

July 16, 2018

Oh Happy Day - Watercolor Background

The challenge this week at Just Us Girls is "watercolor background".  I created the background on my card with Zig clean brush markers in blue, violet and light blue.  The cute elephants and the sentiment are from Mama Elephant again using my Zig markers, fussy cutting them and popping them up with dimensionals. And, the clouds are from Poppy Stamps.

So happy you stopped by today :)