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 :)

City Crafter Challenge - Pineapples

Hi!  This week at City Crafter Amy is our hostess and she is asking everyone to make a project with a pineapple(s).  Because I think of a warm beach when I think of a pineapple, my card has a tropical feel.

Please stop by the blog to see what the other DT members have made for inspiration and join in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by today :)

July 15, 2018

Twofer Challenge = Beverage

There's a new challenge at the Twofer Card Challenge blog this month:

Since my all time favorite beverage is coffee, I chose to use coffee stamps for my submission.  The stamps I used came with Issue 177 of Simply cards and papercraft magazine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today :)

July 12, 2018

That Bites!

So, keeping in my zone, I'm entering another color challenge at Cupcake Inspirations today.  The colors are: Yellow, white and black.  Here I chose to use these crazy Avery Elle fish again, just love these little fish and their funny expressions.  And, the sentiment makes me laugh so much.  The die I used is from Tutti designs and I've used it quite a bit for summer and sea cards.

So happy you stopped by today :)

Enjoy the Sunshine

Using the colors gray, yellow, white and kraft is the challenge this week at Color Throwdown.  I'm taking on color challenges lately because I have always had a little trouble with them.  After putting this card together I'm very happy with the results.

The flowers and sentiment are by Altenew. The scallop die is by My Favorite Things and the gems are Lawn Fawn.  How's that for using a few stamp companies.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

July 10, 2018

Turn that frown upside down

The stamp set I used on my card has been on my "I Want That" list for a long, long time.  Not sure why because I love it and as you can see I finally bought it, "That Bites" by Avery Elle.

This week's Muse Card Club challenge is by Tracey McNeely (see card below).  Although I have an Ellen Hutson mermaid tail stamp and die set I chose to use sea fish for my card, after all a mermaid is a sea fish isn't she?

I took my inspiration from :
  • Blue water streak on white card stock
  • Funny sentiment
  • Sea life

So happy you stopped by today :)

City Crafter Challenge - In The Pink

We have a new challenge at City Crafter this week hosted by Marina, In the Pink!  Well, of course I had to go with Pink flamingos for my card because I just love these pink birds.  Please take inspiration for you project from the photo below and stop by the blog to see the other DT member creations.
Thanks for stopping by today, another hot one here 100 degrees, whew!

July 7, 2018

Magical Birthday....

Some of my favorite stamps have always been the "Gorjus Girls".  This week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch (see sketch below) brought this little girl on her horse to my mind.  I made the background with Zig markers on watercolor paper.  The girl and her horse are colored with Prismacolor watercolor pencils and the sentiment is from Poppy Stamps.  I fussy-cut the image and added to the base with dimentionals and added some dust dots for motion.

So happy you stopped by today.  Still too hot in my neck of the woods :)

July 6, 2018

You are simply the best

The Muse card club has a lovely card by Anita as our Muse today.  My background is made by using Zig markers and water.  The stamp is by Penny Black and the sentiment is by Technique Tuesday.  I added 3 Novo drops in a light purple, I love the Novo products.

I took inspiration from:
1)  Background
2)  Silhouette plant
3)  Sentiment location

Here's Anita's card:

So happy you stopped by today.  It's a beautiful day in the Mountains today :)

July 3, 2018

Coffee, then adulting

I just love the sentiment on this card, says it all :)  This week's challenge at Just Us Girls is a wild card week "Anything Goes".  Recently I purchased a Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine that had the coffee stamps and dies I used on my card.  Honestly, the magazine with the stamps and dies was only $12.99, what a deal.  So, I used my new coffee stamps and dies for my Anything Goes card.

Coffee, coffee, coffee - I just love the stuff, drink it all day long with a little milk, YUM!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Think I'll go make some coffee now :)

Coffee, coffee, coffee

The challenge at Less is More this week is to make a card using scraps from your "bit box".  Well, I always have bits in my little scrap box and was happy to leaf through it for the challenge.  I found these little cups (no idea where they came from), I colored each one with my Zig markers, cut them out and adhered to the card base with pop dots.  I am so happy with this card, it's clean, simple and very colorful :)

So happy you stopped by today :)

City Crafter - Christmas in July

Hi There!  This week at City Crafter we have a new challenge hosted by Kirsty "Christmas in July".  Please stop by to see the inspiration from our DT,  get an early start on your Christmas cards and join in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

June 30, 2018

Happy Flowers

Recently added this lovely rose paper from BoBunny to my ever growing collection.  My mother's name was rose and her favorite rose color was peach; we had many rose bushes in our yard and the peach colored roses were always my favorite too.

I created the sentiment on my computer and cut a few of the roses out of the paper to add to the frame.  Added a few light green pearls and my card is complete.

I will be adding my card to 2 challenges:

1) Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
2) Freshly Made Sketches - see sketch photo below
So happy you stopped by today :)

June 29, 2018

Birthday Poppies

I know I've said this before, but Poppies are my favorite flower, just had to reiterate that :)  This is another of my cards made with Penny Black Stickeroos.  And, as it turns out the sentiment is also from Penny Black.

This card is being entered into this week's sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Under the Sea

Dolphins are such friendly fish and their cute too :)  This week's challenge at Cupcake Inspirations is a theme challenge called "Under the Sea".  I took inspiration for my card from the cupcake fish tail and the sprinkles.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

June 27, 2018

Just Because with a Heart

The flowers inside the heart on my card are Penny Black Stickeroos.  I embossed the background and cut the heart frame and flowers with a die.  Then I added the sentiment and 2 gems to complete my card.

I'm adding this card to this week's challenge at the Muse Card Club, the inspiration comes from the heart card below by Steffi.  I was inspired by the heart and small sentiment.

So happy you stopped by today; a very hot one in Sedalia 😳

June 25, 2018

City Crafter Challenge #418 - By the Seaside

Hi City Crafters and welcome to this week's City Crafter challenge  It's Summer, time for sun, water and the wonderful sea!  Our challenge this week is "by the seaside" and we would like to see the projects you are inspired to make based on the photo below:

Please stop by the challenge blog to gather inspiration from the DT and a big thanks for stopping by :)

All things grow with Love

The pretty flower stamp on my card is by Craft Consortium "Wildflower Meadow", the sentiment is from Kitchen Sink.   I colored the image with my Zig markers (my favorite coloring tool) and added the little heart as a finishing touch.

I am entering this card in this week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch:

Thanks for stopping by :)

June 24, 2018

Welcome to the Jungle!

Using a new stamp set for my card today - "We Bought A Zoo" by Photoplay.  Just love this sweet lion and all the paper, animals and sentiments included with the set.

I am submitting my card to 3 challenges this week:

1)  Freshly Made Sketches - see sketch below
2)  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Bright & Cheerful
3)  Little Red Wagon - Travel
So happy you stopped by today.  A rainy Sunday in Sedalia :)

June 23, 2018


The challenge word at Casology this week is Jump.  I won these fun Ellen Hutson stamps earlier this year and knew the cute, little foxes would be perfect for this challenge.  I colored the images with my Zig markers and fussy-cut them out.  The Wheeeee! is so fun for the jumping foxes.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

June 22, 2018


I just love these sweet doggies from Mama Elephant stamps.  They all have their own personalities and can be used on cards for so many different occasions.  

This week's Muse at the Muse Card Club is a cute card by Kim Heggins (see below), so I got out my matching stamps and made my card for the challenge.  The dogs, flags & star are all colored with my Zig markers

So happy you stopped by today.  A hot & dry day on the front range :)

June 19, 2018

City Crafter Challenge - I'm a Star!

Hi There!  This week at City Crafter Amy is our host and she has selected "Star(s)" as the inspiration for our projects.  Please stop by the blog to see the other DT members cards, join us and have FUN!

So glad you stopped by today.  It's raining here and I'm glad, we need the moisture.

June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day to my Dad!

My Father, Ceasar Rizzo, was the best Dad anyone could ask for. We had 3 apple trees in our back yard and Dad put a pretty double-sided swing under one of the trees. We would swing all Summer long and eat apples and vegetables from the garden. He loved to swing and so do I. I could fill a book with the wonderful things he did for me, my mother and my brother. We loved him and he adored us. I miss Him. Happy Father's day in Heaven, Ceasar-roo xoxo

June 16, 2018

Pretty flowers and butterflies

The challenge at Muse Card Club this week is a lovely card (see below) made by Tracey McNeely.  Taking an idea from Tracey's card, I used kraft paper and pink flowers with green leaves.  The stamps I used are from Craft Consortium and it's a lovely collection of stamps called wildflower Meadow.

Here's Tracey's card:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

June 12, 2018

City Crafter Challenge - Safari So Good

Hi City Crafters!  Our challenge this week at City Crafter is Safari So Good (see photo below).  Please stop by the blog to see the wonderful creations from the DT and please join us and have some fun!

Thanks for stopping by today :)