Saturday, May 19, 2018


Sharing two of the cards I made for Lea Lawson's card drive for Layton's Legacy.  I had a grandson who was only with us for about five months so this was particularly important for me.  Lea had a lovely thought that Layton and Sammy are best friends now in heaven.

If you would like to join in this wonderful card drive, all the details are here.  She will need the cards by 31 May.
Thanks for visiting today.

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Was playing around with distress inks and water with the EH mondo peony yesterday - today made them into two cards for two different challenges.

On both cards, I stamped and embossed the flowers and leaves on some watercolor paper and then smooshed with picked raspberry and wild honey.  The sentiment on both is from SSS "You Matter" set.  

The first card is for "Inspired by All the Little Things" and the second is "The Paper Players".  My colors aren't as vibrant as the challenge colors, but they're all there.

Thanks for stopping by and love to read your kind comments.

Monday, May 14, 2018


I'm still "putting a flower on it" for A Blog Named Hero's April/May challenge even tho the current challenge is finished.  Another fun new challenge with prizes will be up tomorrow, but for today I'm still going with flowers (like that is anything new, eh??!!!)

I first stamped Altenew's gradient stripes in a pale gray ink and the Hero Arts flower from the April 2016 My Monthly Hero kit over the stripes.  Any one of Hero Arts gorgeous large flowers would work for creating a card similar to this.  Check out all they have here.  Then added the leaves from that set embossed in HA silver.  Finally die cut the "prayers" and stamped the rest of the sentiment.  Mounted this on a base of pale gray and done.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for a fun new challenge.  Thanks for visiting today and love to read your kind comments.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


I am so pleased to be the
this week with a fun challenge

My first thought when Melissa sent me the theme was "Oh goodness - fish, mermaids - not a stamp in my collection like that!!"  But more brainstorming came up with words like waves and the color ultramarine - and I went with that!

Ultramarine literally means "beyond the sea" - it was the most expensive color Renaissance painters used because the pigment had to be imported from Asia.  So today I have ultramarine Dutch iris on a wavy background.

Colored my iris with copics and added them onto a wavy stitched background (courtesy of my friend, Cat). Spectrum Noir glitter on the flowers and sentiment along with a few clear raindrops finished off my card. The CAS in my card is lots of white space and one main focal point.

Will look forward to seeing your "marine" creations at CASology this week.  Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments always make my day!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Before I left for London in early April, I stamped a bunch of flowers for coloring so I'd have something to do while Mike and Sarah were at work and the girls were in school.  I got a lot of practice in and now have quite a stash for card starters.

The beautiful day flower and leaves were stamped on gray paper for coloring.  I first did a layer of white before doing the shading.  The background stripes were cut from the same color paper as the flower.

I am entering this in The Paper Players tic-tac-toe challenge (flower, yellow, birthday), Cas-ual Fridays (April showers bring May flowers) and LaVon's LOVE challenge (anything goes). 

Thanks for stopping by today and love to read your kind comments.