Friday, October 13, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I have been busy with Christmas decorating projects, and posting right now has not been an option.  I am making some handmade ornaments and decorating a small tree for my dolls:)  I will post when it is finished. Thank goodness I am taking the current on line card glass, Merry Making.  I usual have my holiday cards finished by now!  I promise to visit all my creative friends too!  I have two cards from day one and so many more ideas swimming around in my head.  These classes are always so inspiring.  Both cards used ink blending, which is still a bit of a challenge for me, but I like the results.  This card has a slight shimmer which, unfortunately does not photograph well.  I adhered the velum with pop dots and then covered them with embellishments. 

I used the same Hero Arts stamp for both but in different ways.
Paper:  Neenah, PTI vellum and HA card
Ink:  Versamark and Distress Oxide Inks
Stamps:  HA and MFT
Dies:  HA and MFT
Other:  Silver and white embossing powders, HA gems, YNS gems and sequins 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hello creative friends.  It is a beautiful day in New York.  Blue sky,  no humidity and  the temperature is in the 70's.  I have the windows open and a delightful breeze is going through the house.  I want to soak it in before it gets hot again!
I have a card today for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #9, and also for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge/Anything Goes.  Great colors that say summer!  It makes me want to go to the beach!
Here is my card....
Paper:  HA card, Neenah, Acetate and scraps
Ink:  MFT and Versafine
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn
Dies:  Lawn Fawn coordinating dies, Cole's ABC's and SSS
Other: Copic markers and Little Things from Lucy's Cards

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  I am loving it!  Blue sky and pretty flowers.  Not to mention the hope of fresh tomatoes soon!  What's not to love!  My card today is for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #8 Summertime Fun, and the Simon Says Summer Sunshine Challenge. Lawn Fawn is becoming one of my favorite stamp companies.  They are so cheerful and happy!  And of course I had to use my all time favorite Hero Arts stamp,  Clouds.  It always says summer to me.

Paper:  Neenah and Graphic45
Ink:  MFT and HA
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts
Dies:  Lawn Fawn coordinating dies, MFT and SSS
Other:  Copic markers

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Happy Birthday

I made a card!!!!!  I have been absent from blogging way too long, and I am so glad to be back to paper crafting!  I need a birthday card for my daughter so I decided to give the MFT Color Challenge #72 a try.  These fun colors got me going again!

Paper:  HA card, Neenah and scraps
Ink:  Versafine and Memento
Stamps:  MFT Birthday Sentiments and MFT Diagonal Stripes
Dies: MFT Balloons and Stitched Rectangles

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I Love You Sew Much

Wow, it has been ages since I posted on my blog.  When Spring comes and the weather is beautiful, I spend most of my time in the garden.  I am continuing with sewing and have a new project to share.  With this dress, I used a serger for the first time.  I have always wanted one.  It was a bit of a learning curve, but I think I got it!  I don't know if you can see the rolled hem on the dress and sleeves, but this was done on the serger.  So cool!

Ironically, I was a winner on the Lawn Fawn Blog last week and won this adorable stamp set, Sewn With Love.  Of course I had to make a sewing themed card!  Such sweet sewing images.  I love them, and they are "sew" much fun to color.

I am entering my card in the 4th Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Black/White and bright. 

Paper:  HA card, Neenah and scraps
Ink:  MFT and Versafine
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn
Dies:  Lawn Fawn and YNS
Other:  Copic markers and HA black pearls

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day

Hello my creative friends.  I just wanted to take a moment and acknowledge all the wonderful women in my life, my Grandmothers, my Mother, my Sister, my Daughter, my Aunts, Nieces and Cousins and Friends!   And I must include all the friends I have made through my blog and online communities.  You are the best!  You continue to support and inspire me. I have been blogging for seven years now.  It has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience.  Thank you for being my creative friends!  I love you all!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Rosie Romper

Hello friends.  As I mentioned in my last post, and boy it has been a while, I am taking a class in doll clothes design.  I just finished sewing this cute romper for an 18 inch doll.  The pattern is from PixieFaire. This is of course, not my own design, but I am learning a bunch from this class.  It is fun to be sewing again.  I am not sure where this adventure will take me.  Next month we start the actual pattern construction.  I have been busy, and I must apologize for not visiting all my favorite blogs.  I will try to catch up soon.


Photography is a bit different from cards so this too is a learning experience for me.