Monday, December 5, 2016

Make My Monday Challenge 36

Who doesn't love snowmen!! That the challenge this week at Make My Monday. Go on over and add your card. I embossed my snowman with silver then sponged over it with coordinating colors.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #71

Decembers Challenge is to make anything but a Christmas Card. Of course as always the theme is Christmas. I decided to make a candle. This is very easy to do. Stamp your image on white tissue paper and color in with markers on the back side. Hold onto the candle and using your heat tool very carefully melt the design into your candle. Go on over to Sparkles Christmas Challenge and add your project.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Make My Monday Challenge # 35

Here's an easy challenge for you to try. Make a Clean and Simple Christmas Card. Go HERE and add your card. I used a embossing folder for my background and a die cut Merry Christmas. Easy Peasy.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Make My Monday Challenge # 34

This week at Make My Monday we are making Get Well cards. I found the background in my stash and added a 4 step rose stamp from Altenew Stamps. The leaves are a 2 step stamp. I love how they shade. Go on over and add your Get Well card HERE.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #70

This months Sparkles Christmas Card Challenge is to hilight Holly and/or Ivy.  Go on over and add your card HERE.

My Holly is colored with pencil and cut out to add to the front. Several layers of squares form my card front with white and red card stock.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Make My Monday Challenge #33

This weeks MMM challenge is called I put a Spell on You (Halloween).
I'm from Florida so I had to have palm trees in my scene. Go on over and your card to the challenge.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Make My Monday Challenge # 32

This challenge is all about an Inspirational Photo you can see HERE. Take a look and join in the fun. 

I sponged with 3 red Distressed inks. Laid a stencil on top and sponged the circles with white.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #69

One of my favorite themes this month. Snowmen!!!
My background is stamped and glittered. Then layered behind a window I cut in my card base. The snowman was colored with markers, cut out and attached to the front.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Make My Monday Challenge #31

How easy is this challenge!! NO DESIGNER PAPER!! I started my background by sponging 3 colors of ink over a stencil and then stamping the butterflies right on top. The butterflies are colored with pencil. Go on over and join in the fun HERE

Tim Holtz stamps and stencil.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Tic Tac Toe # 18

Today I'm playing off with a new challenge to me.

I used Stencil, Blue & Green,Texture.

I used the dot stencil and paste for the texture. First time I've used paste with a plastic stencil.  
Then sponged with Blue & Green ink. The paste resists the ink. 
Added 2 Sea horses and sequins bubbles. 
 I can hardly wait for the next challenge. Tic Tac Toe gives you so many ways to create a card.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Make My Monday Challenge #30

Fall is starting and I love making fall paper and coloring leaves. We really don't get fall leaves here in Florida. There are a few trees that change leaf color in January and February but its few. 
 I've made both papers with sponged ink and stamping images of leaves. 
My embellishments are 2 small punched leaves.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #68

This month the challenge is to make a Christmas Card with an Angel or Fairy as your focal point.

I've embossed with gold and layered on gold and black card stock. Very quick and easy card.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Make My Monday Challege #29

The kids are going back to school all over the world so today's challenge is Back To School.
Go on over and your card.

I've stamped the desks on water color paper and then water colored with Distressed Inks. It's very faint in the photo but the Welcome back on the chalk board was stamped on black card stock with the newest Distress Ink Picket Fence.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Make My Monday Challenge #28

Today is my first challenge with the Make My Monday Design Team. The theme is an inspiration photo which can be seen HERE. I've seen this layout a lot lately on Pinterest so gave it a try. My card has a sponged with distressed ink panel that is stamped on the card base. There are 2 raised layered panels on each side of it and my image is water colored with Distressed Inks and the sand glittered. Go on over and be INSPIRED!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #67

I'm joining the Design Team at Sparkles Christmas Challenge. It is a monthly Christmas Card with a theme challenge. What a fun way to get started on those Holiday Cards. This month there is a Surprise prize package donated by Marianne Design if you are chosen as the winner. Just make a Shaped Christmas Card and go on over and join in the fun.

 Here is my card. I've made a round card using  dies. I just purchased this snowman stamp the other day at Hobby Lobby.  I think I would ink it a dark blue color rather than the black the next time I use it. I've outlined it and added some sparkle with a glitter pen. That doesn't show well in the photo. Behind the snowman I used a snowflake background stamp.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Back from vacation

Well I had fun!!! But now back to normal until the next time I can get away. We had a great time. 
We visited Daniel Boone cave park in Lexington, NC. This is a cave he was to have stayed. 

We visited the grave of Daniels parents.

We saw the worlds largest Duncan Phyfe Chair.

Saw the worlds Largest Chest of Drawers. I can't reach my socks.

We cooked a turkey over a campfire. It turned out really good. 
That's my grandson Anakin.

 I watched my children play Pokemon Go. If you haven't seen this game you really will be amazed at where all these creatures are. I have to admit it was fun looking for them.
 my sons

my daughter and her boyfriend

We also met up with Santa. Christmas in July celebration. 

Here's the whole gang. 

I'm missing a daughter and her husband, 2 Grand daughters and 3 Great Grand daughters. Her family was not able to meet up with us this time.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 134

Both papers were backgrounds I have made. Image was colored and in the stash box. 3 tiny sea shells to finish it off. Finished in 5 minutes so I can go back out in the sun to have more fun. 


Sunday, July 10, 2016

An adventurous day

Headed out this morning for Hontoon Island State Park. Rode the ferry over and began our walk. A little to warm for that today really but we made it to the end of the 3 mile trail and back to the ferry in one sweaty piece. We were looking for the Indian Mound. Not what we were expecting as we have seen mounds before but we got there and saw another Florida State Park. Lived here in Florida for 11 Years and haven't explored the parks so I'd say it's about time. So much beauty to see. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Wild Animals for 2016-2017

This year my daughter's theme for her Kindergarten Classroom is Wild animals.  I've been busy creating animals for her mascots. Here's what I've put together so far. The kids are going to love them. 

Her behavior chart is going to be a monkey with bananas. So my chimp is going to fit right in.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 133

This was an easy challenge for me this week. Make your own background. No problem. I've got a million of them. This card uses 3 of them. The back layer was made using a gelli plate and then stamped over with a script stamp. Then behind the oval is a piece using Webbing spray. And the oval is a Distressed ink splattered with water technique. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 132

Today we're straying from the basic A2 card and making a square card at Ruby's Rainbow. 

 The background is sponged masking the moon and the silhouettes stamped on top.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 25

Today is our try a different kind of card week. We're making Twisted Easel Cards. Very easy. Give it a try. Tutorial can be found HERE.  

Hydrangea stamp set

Saturday, June 11, 2016

I've finally proved my wonderfulness :O)

Let there be no doubt about me ever again. This proves it. 

Visiting in Deland, FL today.

MFP Stamps Challenge 24

This is our background week. Try the Grid Technique. Tutorial can be found HERE.
Go on over and try this fun background.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 131

Today at Ruby's Rainbow we're making anything but a card. I have a kleenex box cover I made awhile ago. It has held up well for being made with card stock. This makes a quick gift and you can make covers for each holiday and switch them out easily. 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 23

This is our CAS Week and the THEME is Beach. Show us your Beach Cards.

Stamps - Gullible Mini

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A new Direction

With retirement creeping happily upon me I am making some changes in my life to prepare. I have resigned from the MFP Stamp Shop DTs and am going to stamp when the mood hits and join in on all those challenges out there I haven't had time for. So I will still be posting the occasional card. 
I've taken up my knitting needles and crochet hooks again and am loving it. 
 Slippers my oldest Granddaughter ordered.

In the coming days I plan on doing some of this.

                                                       and a little of this. 

  This is going to be a big part of my life .

                                                    A little site seeing along the way.

                                                      I plan to do some of this.     

                                                           and Some more of this

       Next month I will be visiting my kids and doing some of this.  

and some more of this.

 So stick around for stamping, Knitting and crocheted projects and photos of my journeys.
The best is yet to come.