Monday, March 31, 2014

Easter Blessings/Birthday Week

Good Morning! Today is the start of not only a new week, but my Birthday week. Friday, April 4th. is the day and no, I won't be revealing the year! Although, I'm not quite as "old as dirt", yet...

BUT, I will be giving a Gift Package to one of you this week in celebration of my birthday.  

All you will need to do, is leave a comment here on my blog. I will post the usual 3 projects through the week, with perhaps one extra. So if you leave 1 or more comments, you will have your name entered the number of  times you have commented. That's it!

I will post the winner on Monday, March 31st.
Okay, maybe I am as old as dirt or should have read this post more closely!
 Sorry for the wrong drawing date. 
It is - April 7th...

Now unto my first project of the week.
I just received the Blessed Easter(133212) stamp last Thursday and was anxious to use it. Not only because it is a beautiful stamp, but Easter is almost upon us and I need to make up at least 12 of these for family and friends. 
Yikes, I better get my mojo in gear!


Paper: Polka Dot Parade(126902)
Whisper White CS, Daffodil Delight CS,
Pistachio Pudding CS

Stamps: Blessed Easter(133212),
             Happy Watercolor(133191)

Ink: Black - non-SU, 
       Daffodil Delight marker(119677)

Pearl Basic Jewels(119247)
 1 3/8" Circle Punch(119860)

Perfect Polka Dots EF(117315)
Large Scallops Edgelits(127019)

Ribbon non-SU 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will leave a comment, not only will it bless me, but give you a chance to WIN the gift package.

Stay CRAFTY and remember, I would love to be your Creative Coach and Demonstrator.

If you would like to order any or all the products listed for this project, CLICK here.


Friday, March 28, 2014


Today 's card is using the DS144 sketch. I have been wanting to us this stamp for a few weeks, but just couldn't find a layout that I liked. Well, Jen came to my rescue with this new sketch.

Three of the products used on this card, the DSP, the stamp set, See Ya Later, and the Decorative Dots EF, are from the Sale-a-Bration flyer and they are FREE with a every $50 you spend, excluding tax and shipping.

BUT HURRY, this sale ends on March 31st. If you would like to take advantage of FREE, just click on my picture to the right and it will take you to my DBWS to order.

CLICK here to download the flyer


Sweet Sorbet DSP 124262(133521)
Basic Black, Pool Party, Whisper White,
Silver Glimmer Paper

Stamp: See Ya Later (133533)
Flower Shop (130942)

Pansy punch (130698)

Secret Garden(129372) for leaf accent

Decorative Dots EF (133520)

Ink: Black non-SU

Ovals Collection (129381)

Whisper White Bakers Twine ( 124262)

Button by SU

I hope you get the chance to look through the SAB flyer and order before this great yearly event ends. Have a wonderful weekend and do something CRAFTY!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Friend Card

Today I am posting a card that I have created using a MOJO338 sketch.

I was in need of a card for a dear friend who has been part of my life for over 56 years. She has been going through some difficult times and I wanted a special card to send along to her.

I noticed after I had finished laying down the leaves and flowers, that perhaps I should have added one more set of leaves. Oh well, it will need to stay as is.
*No, I couldn't leave it, so I went back and added the leaves!


Paper:Eastern Elegance(130131), Coastal Cabana CS, Crushed Curry CS, Whisper White CS

Coastal Cabana(131175), Crushed Curry(131173)

Stamp: Blessings from Heaven(123052)

Petite Petals Bundle -Clear (134822)

Leaves - Bird Builder Punch (117191)

Banners Framelits Dies (132173)

Rhinestones Basic Jewels (129246)

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and stay CRAFTY!
If you would like to SHOP, just click on my photo at the top right and it will bring you to my DBWS to order.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Open Sea Waterfall Card

My card today is a fun, interactive card that I had never created before. I believe it has been around for at least 7 or 8 years. Gads! I need to get with it and get out of my comfort zone...

Linda over at encouraged us to try one if we hadn't before. With trepidation,I took her challenge, and created this one.

Although, it took me more time to choose the stamps and colors then actually putting this card together! 

Here is a closer look at the layers:

 Linda had covered her brads with 1" circles, but since I had earmarked this card for a family members birthday, adding a 2"x4" strip across the back , and only adding sticky strip along the short sides and the bottom, I'm able to slip a check at the back.


Paper: High Tide DSP (132992)
Pacific Point CS, Soft Sky CS, Whisper White CS

The Open Sea(123030)
By the Tide(129120)
Gorgeous Grunge(130517)
Bring on the Cake(121958)

Ink: Pacific Point(126951), Soft Sky(131181)

Candy Dot Bases(132293)
Subtles Candy Dots (130933)

Sticky Strip(104924)

That's about it for Monday. I hope you create this type of card, if you haven't already. If you haven't, get out your paper and stamps, and try one! 

Can you sense I'm feeling empowered! ;}

What a fun card this would be to send to the little people in your life.  I'm planning to.


Friday, March 21, 2014

A Quick Card

Today's card is using the last of the stamps in the Timeless Talk stamp collection. I used the MOJO337 sketch to jump start my creative, well, mojo!

I decided to keep this real simple without a lot of layers or colors. I wasn't that sure about it after I made it, but I really do like the simplicity of it. How about you?

Timeless Talk $16.95(126607)

Here is a picture of the complete set. I feel it can be used for either a male or female recipient by just changing the color choices and DSP.


Paper: Watercolor Wonder DSP (132994), Whisper White CS, Island Indigo CS, So Saffron CS

Stamp: Timeless Talk (126607) 

Ink: Island Indigo (126986) 

Decorative Dots EF (133520) FREE with a $50 oder during Sal-a-Bration.

Regals Button Collection (130029)

White Bakers Twine (124262) 

Mini Glue Dots (103863)

I hope your weather is feeling like Spring. The temperature here in S. California doesn't seem to change much, although it is supposed to be alittle cooler for a few days. 

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend. And as always, stay CRAFTY!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hey there!

Today I decided to use another stamp from the stamp set, Timeless Talk(126607). The sketch above is an older one by Jen over at Deconstructing Jen, DS139.

I had not used the striped side of one of the Watercolor Wonder DSP papers. Honestly, it is not one of my favorite designs from the group, but I think it worked well with not only the design, but the stamp.


Paper: Watercolor Wonder DSP(132994)
Smokey Slate CS, Whisper White CS, Daffodil Delight CS, Basic Black

Stamp: Timeless Talk(126607)

Ink: Black (non-SU)

Neutrals Candy Dots(130934)

Banners Framelits dies(132173)
Banner Punch (free with a $50 order during SAB)
Perfect Polka Dots EF (117335)

That's about it for today. Have a wonderful day and stay CRAFTY!


Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy Birthday to You!

Today's card uses the Retro Sketch(RS106) challenge to jump start my recent lacking of inspiration in the past several weeks. I used the color combo by colourQ of Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, and Crumb Cake , but did not use the news print paper, so I wasn't able to link that over there.

The Timeless Talk (126607) stamp set was my stamp set of choice. I was gifted this by my Upline, Linda Heller. Thanks again, Linda!


Stamp: Time Talk (126607)

Ink: Lucky Limeade (126984), Black (non-SU)

Paper: Modern Medley(126926), Crumb Cake CS, Basic Black CS, 
Lucky Limeade CS, Very Vanilla CS 

Word Bubbles Framelit Dies (132968)

Banners Framelit Dies (132173), Non-SU banner die

Framelits- Envelope Liners (132172)

Neutrals Candy Dots (130934)

Stampin' Dimensionals  

Have a wonderful day and do something CRAFTY!


Monday, March 10, 2014

Finished Cards

Just a quick post today. I  need to get ready to go over to the Clubhouse and then do some errands.

Here are the cards I said I would post that I made for my GD, Morgyn. There is a variety of occasions, papers and colors. I will be asking her to send me a list of her desired cards so I can get them out in a few weeks before my upcoming surgery.

The cards are ones I designed, CASEd cards by Mary Fish, and Stampin' Connection.

 I looked through the cards that I have made over the past months, and I think I will be able to make some of them into more mailer friendly designs.

By subtracting buttons, layers and dimensionals, 
they will be able to be mailed without costing her extra postage.

Well, I'm off to get my day into gear.
Have a great one and do something CRAFTY!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Welcome to the MESS!

 NO cards to put up again. Well, I actually have cards, but they are not put together!

As you will see by the pictures I am posting, I'm actually working on cards.They are just not finished.

 I hesitated to post these pictures. My craft space is down right embarrassing. I actually had to leave it
this way last night after dinner and just CLOSE the door. I can't work in that MESS!  

Maybe some of you can relate. Or is it just me that has almost every stamp set, tool and ink pad out when trying to decide what to create?

I did have a plan eventually. I am making blank cards to send my granddaughter who is in Afghanistan with the Marines. I have been laboring for weeks and weeks on what to send. 
She's young and trendy, and well,
I'm "mature" and not so much.

:} :} :}

Plus, I tend to have a difficult time with doing cards without a lot of layers and do dads. You know, sweet and simple, yet striking. 

I have labored for weeks and even had several made that are now gracing my trash can.

 Since I really wanted to get this goodie package of snacks and cards out to her, I had to CASE cards. 
I know that is not a bad thing, but it usually
makes me feel less creative. 

But, I'm so thankful for all the wonderful, creative 
people that are demos for SU. They are so
free about sharing their talent and made my
creating process so much easier.

I hope to have pictures up by Monday and I 
will give credit to where credit is due.

There is the pile of 6 cards to the left, 
begging to be "dressed up "

This side of the room is actually not to bad. 
 Of course, I didn't take a picture of the floor under this station!

Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to ramble. I hope you have a CREATIVE and wonderful day. I'm off to my Woman's Bible Study then to do some errands. Hopefully, I'll get back to the "mess" later today. Yeah, we'll see how that goes...


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Kaleidoscope Calender

Yes, I know it's already March and I'm JUST making a calendar for the new year just now.

I had received a package of 4 of these cute little calenders along with a pretty card stand months ago. I received it from Linda over at as a gift for the Freebie Friday drawing.

I had all good intentions of making up a few, but you know how that goes. Or is only me who does that?

I put this together today to send to a special young lady and hope she enjoys the colors and forgives me for the lateness of the yearly calender.

SU Products

Paper: Kaleidoscope DSP 132995
Crushed Curry CS, Whisper White CS
Bermuda Bay CS

Stamp: Geometrical 133161

Ink: Strawberry Slush 131178
StazOn Jet Black 101406
Crushed Curry 131173

Punch: Triangle 13375

Finishing Touches Edgelits 127010

Basic Metal Buttons 133319

Summer Starfruit twine
FREE during SAB and a $50 order

Envelope Punch Board 133774

Have a wonderful, CRAFTY day!


If you would like to order any of the products 
used on this project just
I would love to be your demonstrator 
and creative coach!

Monday, March 3, 2014

This Hope

Since this card contains stamps and dies which are non SU , I have posted it over on my 

You will find all the SU product information 
on that blog.

Thanks for stopping by and stay CRAFTY!


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