Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Happy Holidays

Christmas items have started to hit the shelves at the department stores. Today I heard Christmas was less than 12 weeks away!! Time to start making those cards so tey are ready to send!

I used the Viva la Verve September week 4 sketch to make a card.

I have had this paper and love it so it is coming out of my stock to a finished card!!

Happy Holidays is linked to:
Merry Monday
DL Art
Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How Have You Bean?

How have you bean? I have bean making coffee cards and this is my last post for the

Looking forward to the next Coffee Lovers bloghop as they are so fun. I would also like to thank Amy and the generous sponsors. It is fun to use their products and create!

You Are The Cream In My Coffee

National Coffee Day! I have a quick post. Inside the card it says "You are the cream in my coffee".

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Supersize It

OMGosh this is fun! I found this great paper with coffee cups all over it. Perfect for the Coffee Lovers bloghop!! Then, I enlarged a coffee cup and matched the colors in the background paper. Whala, I will take my fresh brewed coffee supersized!

Stamps used: So Suzy Stamps

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Morning Person

Have you had your morning coffee yet? Here is a great picture to get you started. I found this cup and knew it had to be posted to the Coffee Lover's blog hop!!

It says "I believe there is not enough coffee in the world to make me a morning person"!

Using the new this year colors from Tim Holtz, Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio the background was created.

Stamps Used: Bugaboo and STAMPlorations. Now I have to send out some love here because the sentiment is from my niece's new line at STAMPlorations Big Grins by Becca. You can catch her at The Damsel of Distressed Cards.
Die Used: YNS

Morning Person is linked to:
Catch The Bug

Coffee Is My Blood Type

What can I say...hook up the coffee IV and let the infusion begin!!

I saw this sentiment and had a vampire stamp to pair it with. It might be my sense of humor but laughed at the whole idea!

Since this is the fall Coffee Lovers blog hop Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio and Vintage Photo DI were used to create my background paper.

Coffee Is My Blood Type is linked to:
Simon Says Wednesday

Friday, September 25, 2015

Special Blend Coffee and a Friend

Is there any better blend than coffee and a friend?

I am sending out some love here as my nice, Becca, launched her first stamp set. Big Grins by Becca at STAMPlorations. Becca, here is to you and I am sure the cup is filled with pumpkin latte!

Special Blend is linked toP

DL Art

Catch The Bug

Is It Coffee You Want?

Sometimes you are unsure of what someone wants. This card clearly indicates that coffee is what is wanted.

This is this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch #287.

I like to take my long stamps and use them by turning and stamping with them. The zig zag is a straight stamp that I layed a circle template down and then stamped around it. This way, the stamp gives you more uses.

Stamps used: STAMPlorations, So Suzy Stamps and a vintage TAC stamp.

Is It Coffee You Want? is linked to:
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
House Of Cards

Monday, September 21, 2015

Falling Leaves

It is time for pumpkings, apples and leaves!! I went into the archives to find my leaf stamps and I am so excited to use them.

I stamped and distressed the papers. I wanted to try to bring yellow, red and orange into the front. I took the pennant and stitched around it on my sewing machine for added texture and the House of Cards stitch it up challenge.

The Viva la Verve sketch is so awesome that I wanted to use it.

Stamps used: CTMH, Stampabilities and STAMPlorations.

Viva la Verve

House of Cards

Simon Says Monday

Make My Monday

Mixed Media Card Challenge

Curtain Call

Sunday, September 20, 2015


My sister, Paula, sewed this card for my son Wyatt. She poked holes and then ran thread in a process called paper piercing. It is just darling and then she added googly eyes and web paper to finish it off! Paula does not have a blog so I am entering her card in the House Of Cards stitch it up challenge.

House Of Cards

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Crisp Autumn Leaves

It was a crisp morning today and the leaves are starting to drop. I love when the leaves start to show their splendor of yellow, red and orange.

I saw the Sweet Sunday sketch and wanted to use it to make a card.

I stamped the background paper and distressed all papers in Vintage Photo DI. Leaves were rolled in yellow, orange and red distress ink. Leaves and acorns were fussy cut and popped up. Twine and Doubleclick skittles were added.

Stamps used: Close To My Heart

Crisp Autumn leaves is linked to:
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge
DL Art
HIMCR #217

Friday, September 18, 2015

Wanna Chill Out

It is the weekend! My son is going to his friends house to hang and I, the remote, and a bucket of popcorn will be chilling out at home!! Now, I have to say my son has been a quiet kid except this year he has taken up the tuba and electric bass. Needless to say, quiet Wyatt is now rocking like a teenager and the house is starting to jam!! So this weekend, I wanna chill out

Using a Unity quick tip, I made the banner by moving washi tape down and adding distress ink to make the stripes on the banner. The base card is embossed with squares. The ice cupes were popped up.

Stamps used: Unity Wanna Chill

Wanna Chill Out is linked to:
Your Next Stamp

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Simply Sunflower

One of my favorite things in the fall is the bright yellow sunflower mixed in with the oranges and greens. I just love how the sunflower turns its head to catch the sun.

This is how I interperted the sketch on Freshly Made Sketches

Stamps used: STAMPlorations Sketched Sunflower

Simply Sunflower is linked to:
Freshly Made Sketches


Word Art Wednesday

Poppystamps Challenge

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Watercolored Butterfly

My sister, Julie, dragged out this set of watercolrs that sparkled before my eyes. It was creativity in a box!! I looked them over and my eyes were drawn to the reds, yellows, orages, blues and greens. They were the bright colors in the box, soft and welcoming.

I stamped a butterfly in versa mark and embossed in black the butterfly. The black needed to stick out amongst the vivid colors it would be surrounded by. Then, the waterc oloring began.

I stamped happy birthday on a circle and attached it in the open space.

Watercolored Butterfly is linked to:
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Monday
Fan-tastic Tuesday
Through The Craft Room Door
Sieze the Birthday

Monday, September 14, 2015

Signs of Autumn

It was a brisk 40 degree morning here in Wisconsin. Should warm up to 80 degrees today. I am freezing apples and my house smells like fall, apples and cinnamon...yummo! Yes, my friends, autumn is in the air.

I am using my favorite (as of late) technique. You stamp your images, in this case, the leaves on the tag. Then using strips of washi tamp, place them over the stamping in a row. I used 3 colors and 3 pieces of washi tape. Remove the top piece of tape and sponge your color. Cover that up with the washi tape and remove your second strip of washi tape and sponge your color. You move down the tage alternating your colors. A bit putzy but fun.

Signs of Autumn is linked to:
Word Week Wednesday
Simon Says Monday

Get Creative Challenge

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Full Steam Ahead

Life is good!! Larger print!!

Word Art Wednesday how did you get to 200 posts without me finding you? Well, I have found you now and I want to join in oun your celebration!! Congratulations and great job!!

Here is a fun card doing something new. Wild colors are coming through!! This card was so much fun to make as I pieced the rays together. I love the look and the numbers on the paper just add to the design. The train and sentiment were stamped and popped up.

Full Steam Ahead is linked to:
Word Art Wednesday
613 Avenue Create

Robyn's Fetish Art
DL Art

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Like You A Latte

Today I totally CASEd Shery's card from STAMPlorations. This is such a fun design and very a very different format for me. I think I tend to do clean cards. Straight lines, neat and orderly. But this is stamped all over, wherever and is so much fun!!

This was made using sets from Hero Arts,a NBUS So Suzy Stamps and a postage stamp that is vintage!!

Like You A Latte is linked to:
DL Art Thankful Thursday
Alphabet Challenge

"Bacon" in the sun

The days are getting shorter and the temps are dropping here in Wisconsin. One last blast for summer sake and then it is off to fall! Using a Bugaboo image that is just so fun, to usher summer out.

"Bacon" in the sun is linked to:
Catch The Bug

Friday, September 11, 2015

Birthday Butterflies

Sending birthday wishes to my sister, Julie. She loves butterflies and the sketch at STAMPlorations works perfeclty. I also got to use the Trendy Butterflies that have sat uninked for a while. Thank goodness it is birthday time!!

I wanted to give this card a clean and contemporaty look. After stamping the graphic images, I colored a few of the graphics on the top and bottom. I wanted to make this colorful so I stamped the different butterflies in Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed DI. A leaf punch was used for the butterlies to gather.

Birthday Butterflies is linked to:
Craft Stamper Magazine

imon Says Monday
Sieze The Birthday

Thursday, September 10, 2015


The Mixed Media card challenge this month is friends. What a perfect way to use this stamp set that has been untouched since I purchased it. I stamped the chili peppers in red and then put white glue on top to give them a waxy look. Tiles were used to spell out Amigos. The background was made by using distress inks and the netting is made with gesso.

Amigos is linked to:
The Mixed Media Card Challenge Media Card Challenge
Craft Stamper Magazine


Caution, fun NBUS ahead!! These YNS stamps have been sitting in a box to be used and whala...NBUS #5 happened!! Using the YNS sketch and color challenge #22 sketch, circles and gems were added for some bubbly fun!!

Concaution is linked to:

Cards 4 Guyz Using three blings
DL Art
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Saturday, September 5, 2015


A new release at STAMPlorations! I did not want to miss the celebration for Shery and her new arrival!

Using three soft colors, pink, green and yellow, the striped banner was made. The background of rattles, duckies and bottles was stamped on the base card. The edges were distressed with pink. Ribbon, and elephant and gems were added to bling it up!!

Shery, Mr STAMPlorations and baby, I pray your family is blessed! Congratulations!!

BABY is linked to:
Simon Says Monday
Simon Says Wednesday

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Are you ready to bring out the fall colors? I am ready for the leaves to start crunching and the hoodies to unfold! With that, come the oranges, yellows, greens and browns. Well, I cannot forget purple to add a burst of color to fall cards.

I started by stamping stars and the months in the background. Using orange, purple and green the edges of the inner card were done. I wanted a darker look so I used black to cast the eerie feeling. A few black splatters were added. The mummy and caution signs were stamped on a seperate sheet of paper, cut out and popped up. I just recieved my So Suzy Skittles and was excited to add them.

Hope you did not get scared!!

Caution is linked to:
Double Click Skittles http ://
Work it Wednesday
Simon Says Wednesday

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Burning Rubber

My grandson, Riley, who is three loves crafting. When I went to the mailbox , there was some fun mail from him.

The inside had his sticker collection and a little note. When he is at my house, I pack a picnic in a zip lock bag to eat on his long one mile home!!

Well, he needs a little fun mail so I made him a card. Riley love motorized everything. I thought a hot rod would be perfect for him.

I put yellow and orange distress paint on my flame embossing folder and ran it through the Cuttlebug. Then I stamped and colored the hot rod.

Stamps used:
Stamping Up

Burning Rubber is linked to:
Cards 4 Guyz
DL Art
Clear It Out I had the card base with the flames in my stash and it worked perfectly for Riley's card.
Simon Says Monday Challenge
Deep Ocean Challenge

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

In A Pickle?

Have you ever been in a pickle? Sometimes I shake my head and wonder how I got in such a pickle!!

This card is a cute way to send someone a card when they find themselves in a pickle!!

In A Pickle is linked to:
City Crafter Challengehtt p://
Clear It Out I went through my scrap box and used them up. They have been around for several years but are now in a card!!
Through The Craft Room Door
DL Art