Thursday, March 29, 2012


Today's Queen for the Day is sillyfilly aka Sylvia on located here.  I started with a piece of green textured cardstock to which I added a piece of white.  I stamped the butterflies on with VersaMark and embossed them with clear embossing pwdr.  Then I sponged around them so they would show.  I think I got a bit carried away with the sponging, but I like it that way.  Next I stamped the bottom butterfly and die cut the top one and popped it up with a Nestibilities die.  Jewels and a Victorine Originals sentiment were added to finish it off.  Have a beautiful day!


Good Morning.  Today is a sunny day, but I have cold fingers.  Card making does not warm up fingers. :)  My neighbor asked me for an encouragement card for a friend.  Cards are always just a tad easier when I have a reason/person to make them for and I love how this turned out.  It's also for the QFTD105 Challenge on Splitcoast located here.  Various shades of pink and green are always my favorites, and I love this one.  I stitched the dp onto Core'dinations cardstock.  Then I ran cardstock through the cuttlebug, brayered the piece and used just the torn center of the embssed piece, also inking the edges.  The Rubber Stampede Azalea Blossom is stamped, cut out and attached with a button and some cheesecloth and tied on with twine.  The tiny tag is cut out and attached with a brad and Prima and has a torn sentiment glued on top.  I love it.  Now I'm off to check out the next Tim Holtz class.  I am WAY behind on those.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 26, 2012


It's Monday and I am still reeling from my busy, busy weekend.   Besides church, a guest for lunch, an estate sale, a funeral and some shopping on the weekend, Sat. morning was my Paper Inclinations stamping/cardmaking group.  We do cards, bookmarks etc. for Local Charities and this time we concentrated on making envelopes. (My one source for inexpensive envelopes and cardstock in the Milwaukee area has closed to the public)   We had a couple patterns and it turned out to be lots of fun.  We made some out of brown wrapping paper, some out of a type of tightly woven construction paper that was donated, and some out of a thin white cardstock.  Sort of a no-mind task, just tracing and cutting out and we all had a really great time.  Next time I intend to have tried a couple of the homemade envelope glue recipes I have links for, and we can finish them off.  Wish me luck.
The picture is Rufus our labradoodle.  He dug a hole in the dirt where we are trying to get grass to grow and when he saw me coming, the stinker turned his head the closed his eyes.  Can you believe it!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

TLC369 Cropped Poppy

Today is a gorgeous day.  I have been cooking, baking and running and enjoying my day at home.  This is the first Spring in my LIFE that I remember all my daffodils in full bloom this early.   This is a card for a good friend whose daughter passed away less than a year ago.  Yesterday was the daugher's birthday and it was a sad day for my friend.  Cards are such a wonderful way to send a bit of comfort. This is also for the Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoast  located here.  I stamped the entire PSX Poppy on cardstock and colored it with copics.  Next I cropped it to fit half the card so I could fit the large Stampendous sentiment on the side.  When I color flowers with copics, I usually only use one color, but go over the parts I want darker a second or third time.  Works for me.

Monday, March 19, 2012

CAS162 - Blue Poppy

In my Journal this morning I remember saying I had a free day.  I'd be laughing, but am too tired to laugh.  I wonder what I would do with a free day.  Smile at the sunshine, maybe.  It was out today.  I also wrote about the weather.  Winter was canceled in WI this year and tomorrow is the first day of Spring, so...there is NO CHANCE of Winter now.  We are breaking "warm weather" records every day.  Who's complaining!  Not me. I am just hoping Old Man Winter doesn't come barreling in one day in April or May.

    I did have some space in between things to put together a simple card today.  It's for the Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers located here.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

IC328 - Baroque Flower

  I'm REALLY tired today.  I think it's the fresh air.  It's a gorgeous day here - got up to 79ยบ.  I worked outside a little, but it really tired me out, so I am thinking in Black and White.  So this is the card I made for the Splitcoast IC328 Challenge here. 
 I started with a plain piece of Cardstock on which I stamped Hero Arts Old French Writing and then the PSX daffodil in Ranger Distressed Walnut Stain.  Since I'm thinking in Black and White, it just looked better to me "uncolored".
Then I cut a piece of Marcos red Carnival Cover and glued a strip of My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas on top, along with a grunge flourish I found in a box. (My craft room is like that)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

CAS161 - Crewel

My second post!  I'm getting really brave here. This card is for the Clean And Simple 161 challenge on Splitcoast located here. When I finally got over the CAS factor I really like the finished product. Except for the button covers, the card is all punched and die cut. I thought it looked like a crewel embroidery piece, so that's what I named it.