Sunday, December 20, 2015


Here is the card for the Outlawz  PAPERALMODE CHALLENGE.
I used some of my Anna Griffin Christmas stuff i had left over from buying her kit last year. And i still have lots left! Some are layered and some are flat. Love her stuff. The background paper is not Anna's but everything else is. I am not good at the layering thing but trying!!

Friday, November 20, 2015

PFC 12

I know this is not a great card,lol. But i colored him so many  times and just didn't like him. Even my dd and gs got into coloring him. Like theirs better!! Oh well he is a fun guy anyway. He is for the challenge at the Outlawz for this month. Some people have come up with some really awesome cards with him.

I printed him out a little bigger then used watercolor pencils on him. Did some white ink on his lapel and the teeth around the neck and hat, also under the eyes. I used some red holgraphic card stock. I think he still needed something but just couldn't come up with anything I liked............ When I first saw this I thought of Steven Tyler the singer, yikes!!!! He is a fun one to play around with. 


Today I will share a couple of cards I made. The first one is a swap card at Paper wishes. It was to be a card that you could use as a gift card. All the papers used are from a Paperwish's kit.
Ok this was taken before I added another snow flake brad to use as the closer of this gatefold card.Ok this is the inside, and there is a pocked in the silver part to add a gift card. Not sure why this is at the top when i tried to put it at the bottom. Guess Blog ville is just not cooperating today with me. So i will make a new post for the next card.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Here is my cas card for the challenge at the outlawz this week. It was to make a nontraditional Christmas card. It is purple. The lacy panel in the center is one I had done a while back and found while cleaning off my desk. I  stamped it and used clear embossing powder on it. Then I used some purple ink and spread it around then wiped it off and the lace panel then shows thru.I got this stamp at a sale price along time ago and just love what you can make with it.

Since I couldn't go outside to photograph it, it has a bright spot that I just couldn't get rid of,lol. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Made this for a challenge card at PAPERWISHES. We could only use green and silver.
Here is what I used.

Silver rippled holographic card stock.
3D ornaments Dazzle.
snow flake dazzles.
emerald green paper but not like paper more of a lightweight gauze,lol not sure just how to explain it but it is sooooo light and so pretty.
and stamped with one of my Christmas stamps. It was hard to emboss on this type of paper.
ribbon from my stash.  

Sketch card

Here is my sketch card for the Michael Strong group.
That is the sketch. Pretty simply but not for even me,lol, I tend to over think them and then just not end up with anything I like. But this time I did get one done and here it is.
I got the mini stamps of Michael's and just love them, but hadn't used them yet. So this is what I came up with. I used some paper from HOTP by PAPERWISHES, Some Dazzles as the line across and the WISH for the sentiment. The mini flower stamp with a little dazzle in the center. Love how this little stamp stamps so clean. This is such an easy and clean sketch so i will have to make some more cards using it. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Well this is out of my comfort zone when coloring come into it. I don't really have a flesh color so i used a little peach,lol. For my hubby's and mine 40th. I think he will like it. The first picture is the front then the second is the inside.
 I had used this color for the frame for the digi then thought why not try it on the front of the card. I like how it turned out. The stamps are from a set i got in a craft pkg at JoAnn's. I believe it is by Debbie Moore.
 Like i said i am new to coloring people. She looks a little better in person,lol.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Here is my card for the challenge at the OUTLAWZ for this month.
Took awhile to figure out what i wanted to do. I embossed 3 lines down the side and up top. Then added some fun leave paper and put the digi on top. Then added a flower. 

Friday, October 23, 2015


Here is a fun fall card for a challenge at one of my groups.
The stamps are from Stampin Up. The cup is from Michael Strong, it comes with a large and small cup and another stamp wit he swirls for the coffee. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


 Going to post this early because of my back and hip being out and shoulder pain. So remember it is the First of Oct.  
Hi folks today we are having a blog hop and some one can win Mikes new PUMPKIN HARVEST stamp set. All you have to do is comment on the blogs and Hetty will select a winner. How easy and fun is that.

Ok you should have come from Herma's blog at
Here are a few Halloween cardS I made for the hope.

I used Mike's digi of the pumpkin also his cat stamp, the little ghost is from a marvy halloween punch.  The little cat I used 3d crystal lacquer on.

I seemed to like the look of CAS cards (clean and simple) so for this one I used markers and then used the 3d crystal lacquer on the big cat for more dimension of the cat and really pop the colors.Then I cut it out.

  And here is a shadow box made with another of Mikes digi's. This one was a hard digi for me to come up with something,but I like how this turned out . Below is another view of it standing.
 Hope you enjoy the hop.
Your next stop is at Mike's .

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


This is for the CAS  challenge and and you had to use some form of music. I used some washi music tape and then added a tag with a Happy Birthday.
I like the orange with the brown ribbon. I don't use orange much except at Halloween,lol. Guess i need to add it more.


This is for a challenge at  STAMPTV. Been awhile since I have done one. I love cas cards (clean and simple) I do better with them then others,lol. The stamp I used is from a GINAK design and is by Theresa Momber and the set is called SENDING SUNSHINE. Just love the happy birthday stamp and do use it a lot.
  I used the labels die to cut out the sentiment and put it on a tag, but the flower cover it up,lol. The embossing folder i believe is from Darcy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Here is a fun pumpkin that Nikki from LIMITED RUN gave us free this time in our newsletter. Love him.

I found a new place to send cards now that OWH is not doing it since so many military people have come home. It is for kids at hospitals. So thought this would be a fun one and it is not scary at least i hope not,lol. 


This one looks better in person then in the picture. Not sure why it just does not want to photograph nice.
I just might have to try another picture shoot of this card because i just hate how it looks.  Ok will post this but will also update it if i can get a better picture.
Ok here is the new picture taken. I think it looks so much better.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Here is my card for the OUTLAWS PROGRESSIVE FREEBIE CHALLENGE for sept.
Here is another one i made also from this image.
You can find the image here she is on the flower children and is #4.

Sunday, August 23, 2015


This is my take on the challenge this month. I am not good at coloring people at all and find it really hard. This little girl is cute but sooooo hard with all that lovely hair to color,lol.
If you want the image you can get it at a cost at Make It Crafty and look for  Wishful Asha.

Friday, August 14, 2015


Here are a couple of cards made lately.

Top one was an anniversary card for my cousin's 38th.
The bottom is for a challenge at stamptv. You had to use black,white and kraft. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Here is a card that is a shadow box card and the progressive challenge at the OUTLAWZ for this month. I think it still needs something but not sure just what yet.
LOL I see my balloon is upside down, ok can turn that since it is a brad. The happy birthday is from a kit I got from PAPERWISH'S when they had it on HSN. Lots of birthday stuff in it. Will have to move the little candle to. They are metal brads. I like how it turned out.  


This is the card I made for the person I got to at the PAPERWISHE'S message board. So much talent over there and great inspiration. Our card was to be about travel. I had some stamps that I can not remember whose they are and they all deal with travel or vacation.
  I must have stamped this boat a dozen times before I got one I liked,lol. Now I hope she doesn't see it before I get it into the mail.

Friday, July 17, 2015


Here are a couple of cards i made this week. One is my bil's birthday card and the other is a sympathy card.

The sympathy card is for a young friend who lost her mom this week. She was only 36. The girl just graduated from college this week also. We feel so bad for her and are thinking of her at this time and praying for her and the family.

Sunday, July 12, 2015


This is a card i made for a friend who lives in Canada. It is a shadow box card.
Front view.
side view

top view. I like making these card with really pretty card stock that is pretty much the right size with no cutting.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


The challenge is a beach theme. So here is my card for this challenge. I found some beach themed napkins and so i did a napkin card. I cut out the piece i wanted and put it on an already sticky card stock. Then added some twine to it. Did a little scoring on the card.
I added some popups to the bottom to make it pop a bit.

Thursday, July 2, 2015


This is my card for the CAS challenge at the OUTLAWZ, it was to use green on your card. So I used a cute frog and some twine.
 I think he turned out cute. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015


This is for the challenge for either a father's day card or a masculine one. So here is my take on it. I made it for my son in law for father's day.
This is another box card, love making them. This is a fast post as i am trying to get my last box of cards of to the OWH person before time runs out. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Here is my card for the challenge at the OUTLAWZ. It was to make a shadow box. What fun these are once you figure out what you want to use for it. I used cardstock from some small stacks I had. For some reason the left side did not photograph the little lip of the card. Might have been my angle and having the card to low.

 These are pretty easy and fun to make.

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Here is a card I made for someone at the paper wishes forum who is retiring this month she received so i will now post it here.
They had a live show at paper wishes a little while back and I ordered a kit. It has a little of everything i would like to try in the kit and a set of feather stamps. The card is made with the paper tole, wasn't sure I would like it but I love it. Wish I had put the bird on the other side though. The feathers are layered twice. Hard to see in this picture.


I haven't played at STAMPTV for some time so thought i would do the challenge for this one. It is to own your background. So i used the stamps in a GINAK set called BOTANICALS. The words are from a stamp and i just stamped it all over some cardstock then cut it out with a labels die cut. The miss you stamp is also part of the set. The image of the poppies is from another challenge at the outlawz.
 The flowers are from my stash.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Here is what i did with the digi from It is a poppy. I didn't have the reddish orange color in my water color pencils so used some of the new ones i got.I used some white,yellow and the orange and some green. I  will post two here but only put one on the challenge. Not sure if we can add more then one.

 The stamp is from Theresa Momber called sending sunshine and can be found at Ginak designs. The background paper is from HOTOFTHEPRESS. And is from Paper wishes.
Thanks for stopping by if you did have a great day!!

The image is free if you join the challenge at the OUTLAWZ but you can buy it from her shop at the above link.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Here is my card for the challenge at the OUTLAWZ. I used a GINAK DESIGN
Stamps  miss you and it is from her Botanicals set. The cat is  SCARY CAT.I had the base of this card done a long time ago and just found it in my stash so thought i would add the sentiment and the cat but forgot my bow so will add that later.  


Here is my challenge card for the CAS challenge (clean and simple) over at the OUTLAWZ. You can find a link to them on my side bar.
The red paper is from Hot of the press, it came in a kit I got from Paperwishe's. The cat is called scary cat and is by DAISY BUCKET DESIGNS.I think they have a site but I got this one at a craft store. Hello is from HOTP(HOTOFTHE PRESS).
 The challenge was to use red and a ribbon.   

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Hi GERDA STEINER DESIGN sent out emails for a 72 hour challenge and and this cute elephant digi. So here is my card for it. A kids birthday card. I use my spellbinder dies and cut him out with the oval. The Happy Birthday and Celebrate are from HOT OF PRESS.

Thursday, May 21, 2015


This was a hard one for me. One I had a little trouble seeing the image good and second I was blank as to what to do with it. So decided to make it look like a picture taken of the little girl and her new toys for christmas. I used some water colored pencils. Not sure I like how it turned out but oh well. I also used some of my Anna Griffin embellishments to help with the card.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


This is for a friend who had her knee replaced last week. I use to babysit for them when the kids where little. Now they are all grown up. Where has the time gone. LOL.
This is a new folder that i had and hadn't played with yet. Love how it turned out.


Here is my take on the red, white and blue challenge at the OUTLAWZ and  FRESHly BREWED CHALLENGE.
The  image is from LIMITED RUN DESIGNS. I layered it on some cardstock. The HAPPY BIRTHDAY is printed from my computer and is cut out with a sizzlits die cut. Forgot to say the image is from LIMITED RUNS DIGI'S.


Here is my take on the animal print challenge at the OUTLAWZ.
  The background is a present for Christmas this past year.

A few more christmas cards

Made a few of these with some new embossing folders,added some fed ribbons along the sides then tied in a not. another bridge card. ...