Saturday, December 2, 2017

Kindness is like snow...

Well helllooooo!  It has been too long since I've blogged.  It's great to be back.  I have been crafting, just not blogging, but that has now changed.  I am so excited to be part of a new group of paper crafters/mixed media artists.  We are the Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers; welcome to our very first installment.

This card was created using a couple of stamps from the October 2017 SMAK Kit, winter wild.  I love the trees and other winter images.  The moose is my favorite in this kit, just saying.

I am the last one in the blog hop, but if you want to revisit the list, here it is:

Thanks for visiting all of our blogs.  I truly hope you enjoyed our first hop.  See you again next month.

Keep crafting in peace and love,

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Parisian Flower Girl Pail

Hey there!  So glad you took a minute to visit my blog.  My favorite season is near, autumn.  I love creating fall themed projects so get ready for more posts.  This is the first of several. It's not really fall-ish but at least my crafting mojo is returning.  I also love weddings.  I've had this pail for a little bit screaming at me to make it pretty,  Well I finally did. I love the result. I hope you do too.  It is available in my shop,

Until next time,

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Card for my Travel Agent

It's been  exactly one month since I've blogged.  Been busy!  My hubby and I went on the best adventure to Italy last month for 9 days. Beautiful!  Amazing!  Surreal! are just a few words to describe our getaway.  We visited 12 cities including Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Verona, and Venice.  To show our appreciation I created this card and envelope for our travel agent. She arranged the perfect trip for us. This was our very first time going overseas. We can't wait to do it again.

Thanks for  visiting!  See you again soon!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Can You Case It #163, A Color Challenge

All good things must come to an end.  This is my last post as a Design Team Member for Can You Case It.  This was my very first design team experience and I loved every second.  I am forever grateful to Eva Bussom for having me and putting up with all my questions in the beginning.  You were so patient with me.  And to the rest of the team, past and present, I am going to miss all of you.  We worked very well together.  I wish nothing but the best for all of you.

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Here is my card:

I was going for the look of bandanas with the two pieces of pattern paper.  The boots and sentiment stamps are from the set, Sassy Boots (Unity Stamp Co.).  Sentiment was stamped in black ink (Stampin' Up).  The boots were colored with colored pencils (Faber-Castell) and markers (Stampin' Up and Tim Holtz).  Silver star is Tim Holtz.  Unfortunately, I cannot remember who made the paper, but the pieces used are from the same sheet (front and back).

Well thanks for looking.  I hope you continue to visit my blog.  Thanks for all the love and support over the past couple of years.

Keep crafting in peace & love,

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Can You Case It #162, A Sketch Challenge

Welcome back to my blog!  Have I got an adorable card to share today?!  Here is the inspiration:

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And here is my card:

Adorable, right??  Told ya!  I just love this owl stamp (Impression Obsession).  I colored him with water colored pencils (Prima).  The sentiment stamp is from the set, sometimes I wonder (Unity Stamp Co.).  Ripped blue pattern paper and paper strip are Webster's Pages.  I believe cork background paper is Simple Stories.  Sentiment was stamped in ink from Stampin' Up and owl was stamped in Ranger ink.

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time,

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Can You Case It #161, A Color Challenge

Hey there!  So glad you can spend a few minutes visiting my blog.  This week we are having a fabulous color challenge on the Can You Case It Facebook page.  Image may contain: text
Here is my card:

Products used:
Butterfly and sentiment stamps (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink splatters stamp (Unity Stamp Co.)
Inks (Tim Holtz)
Pattern paper (Webster's Pages)

I so hope you play with us.  Check back every week.

Until next time,

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Can You Case It #160, A Color Challenge

Have I got a dapper card to share for this two week challenge?!  But first, check out the color combo for this challenge.

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Here is my card with a very dapper dude:

 I purchased this dog stamp in April at the Adventures in Stamping Convention in Akron, Ohio.  I love this stamp set; there are some other amazing dogs in this set.  The artist behind this Woofpack stamp set is Brett Weldele (Stampers Anonymous).  Other items used to create this card are pattern paper (Crate Paper, My Minds Eye); paper die cuts (Fancy Pants); metal embellishments and washi tape (Prima); film strip ribbon (Tim Holtz); oil pastels (Prima); and a gelato (Faber Castell).

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you play along with us on Facebook.  I can't wait to see your creations.

Until next time,
Keep crafting in peace and love,