Monday, September 22, 2014

Beauty of the Season for Merry Monday

It's Merry Monday time again.
We're chugging fast toward Christmas.
How are you doing on your Christmas card stash?

This week we're playing Christmas Bingo.
The lovely Kathy is our hostess and has fixed up a fantastic Bingo card to play with.



I went diagonally with Red, Ribbon or Twine and Embossing.



I colored this beautiful cardinal with the Cherry Cobbler set of Blendabilities.

Looks like I missed one leg.  I'll have to go back and fix that.

I love this new Filigree Frame Embossing Folder.

And cardinals and Christmas seem to go together.

Now it's your turn.

The Design Team has some wonderful inspiration to get you started.

Bingo is so much fun!

I'm glad you could stop by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Beauty of the Season
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Marker (Basic Black)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Other: Blendabilities (Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake sets), Filigree Frame Embossing Folder, Burlap Thread (pulled from wide burlap ribbon)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted



Thursday, September 18, 2014

I Like You

My computer is finally back to normal thanks to Sean at the Geek Squad.

It's amazing that we ever got along without computers.
It was a struggle to go a few days without one!

I think I'm nearly caught up and wanted to share some things I've been working on.

Here's one...


I've been enjoying my Blendabilities and this Hostess set is perfect for coloring with them.

is looking for holiday cards.
This will be sent for Thanksgiving.

Addicted to Stamps and More!

Since this is the first time these flowers have been inked,
I'm off to join
celebrating her 600th follower.
She's gone beyond 600 and is well on her way to 700.
She has awesome prizes but I think most of us would participate 
just because we love her.

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

I've used option #4 - None of the Above

Rock the Technique
I'm hoping using Alcohol Markers is considered a technique.

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

I'm glad you could stop by for a visit.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  I Like You (Hostess Set), Hand Penned
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, 110# Solar White (Neena)
Other: Blendabilities (Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive), Simply Scored

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Monday, September 15, 2014

Peace

It's Merry Monday time.

And I'm so happy to be able to use this wonderful stamp that 
I won early in the year at Pixies Snippet Playground.


The lovely Karren is our hostess this week.

Here's her choice.


That little snippet of Decorative Paper will get me into 

I hope you'll pull out a Christmas sentiment and share a card with us at

Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps: Peace and Joy (Unity)
Ink:  Garden Green
Paper:  110# Solar White (Neena), Garden Green, DSP
Other:  Bakers Twine (Michaels $bin), Red Rhinestones (stash)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Unless otherwise noted

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Computer Problems

Hello Blogging Friends.

I haven't been around to visit much the past week because my computer is going so slow!  It was in the shop for a few days last week and it's still slow.  I mean it takes 2 minutes or more for a page to load.  Then to comment it takes another 2 minutes to get the comment box to come up.  ARGH!!!!!

It will have to go back to the shop and hopefully they can fix it this time.

I miss visiting all of you.  I did manage to schedule my Merry Monday card for tomorrow.

See you soon.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Merry Monday One Horse Open Sleigh

Good Merry Monday morning to you.


Debbie is our hostess this week and this is the fantastic challenge she's chosen for us.


Isn't this an amazing graphic?

I can't wait for you to see what the rest of the Design Team has done.

Hope you see your vehicles in the 
Merry Monday gallery.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  In the Meadow (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White Craft, Jet Black StazOn
Paper:  110# Solar White (Neena), Whisper White, Glossy Paper (Adirondack)
Other:  Alcohol Inks, Dazzling Details, In the Meadow Silhouette Die Collection (Papertrey Ink)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Black Eyed Susans

I always loved the Black Eyed Susans
that grew in the meadow behind our house
when I was growing up.


This is a shameless CASE of this card by Sanketi

I used a different butterfly and sentiment but that's about it.

I used the Large Daisy Embossing folder by Darice, a NBUS,
to emboss on watercolor paper.

Then I colored with watercolor paints and my Aqua Painter.

It was really easy to follow the embossing.

Addicted to Stamps Challenge
is ANYTHING GOES FOR MARIE
Marie is one of the fantastic Design Team members over there
and she has been under the weather.
We all know how discouraging that can be.

Addicted to Stamps and More!

I'm going to toot my horn again as they chose my 
Butterfly Card 
as an honorable mention for last week's challenge.



Thanks again ladies.

Darnell is having another NBUS challenge 
to celebrate passing her 600 follower mark!

Wow, Darnell, way to go!


Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

The snippet that became a butterfly will open up the Playground gates

at Pixies Snippet Playground.

Pixies Crafty Workshop

Cuttlebug Mania
has returned from their Summer vacation with an
ANYTHING EMBOSSED challenge.
I use a Big Shot for my embossing.

Cuttlebug Mania

I'm so glad you could stop by today.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps: Papaya Collage (retired), Pursuit of Happiness (retired)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Jet Black StazOn, SU Markers (Tangerine Tango, Basic Black)
Paper:  140# Cold Press (Strathmore)
Other:  Large Daisy EF (Darice), Watercolors (Koi), Aquapainter, Basic Pearls

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Forever Florals Mambo

I'm still enjoying the Forever Florals set.

There are so many pretty flowers in this set
and they are perfect for coloring 
with the Blendabilities.


I used the Melon Mambo set to color this flower.

Then I masked it and stamped
with leaves from the retired Peaceful Petals set.
The leaves were colored the the Medium and Light Old Olive Blendies.

has the code word
Having beautiful flowers to enjoy is a luxury.
And this flower would bring hummingbirds 
that are a delight to watch.

where we're celebrating their birthday
and need to  use a stamp (stamps) on a card.
These stamps are rubber.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Happy Birthday Simon Says!

is Jenn (aka fattire7)
She has several gorgeous cards with big flowers.
I especially liked this one.

Thanks for the visit.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Forever Florals
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Other: Blendabilities (Melon Mambo, Old Olive), Scallop Trim Border Punch (retired), Needlepoint Border EF (retired), Simply Scored, Corner Rounder Punch (retired)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted



Monday, September 1, 2014

Merry Monday Wrapped Up

Good morning and a happy
Merry Monday
to you.

Can you believe it's September already?

How's that Christmas card stash coming?


Lovely Deanne is our hostess this week and what a fun theme.

Who doesn't like a present?


I opted to make the whole card the present!

It gave me an excuse to use some of that ribbon I've been hoarding.

Check out the other fantastic Design Team cards,
wrap up a present or two 
and join us at

Thanks for your visit.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Joyous Celebrations (retired)
Ink:  SU Markers (Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow)
Paper:  Whisper White
Other:  Powdered Sugar EF (Cuttlebug), Extra Large Tag Punch (retired), Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (Clearance Rack)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


Friday, August 29, 2014

Soft Wings in Black and White

I recently won a random draw at

I was so excited because I love butterflies and
this one is a beauty.

I'm fluttering over to the playground with this, since I got to 
use up a few snippets for this gate fold card.


This Week's Addicted to Stamps has a photo inspiration.



The shades of black, gray and white inspired my card.

And I'm excited to announce that my
was the winner over there on August 22nd.


Thank you ladies.
I'm honored.

is everybody's favorite
ANYTHING GOES
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


I hope you've had a crafty week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps: Soft Wings (Penny Black)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  110# Solar White (Neena), Basic Black, Whisper White
Other:  Square Lattice EF

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Going Geometric

It's been so nice to get some stamping time.


When I saw the current challenge for Addicted to CAS

I nearly choked!

Math was never one of my strengths and I've spent 
the last 50 years several years forgetting 
just about everything I ever learned in Geometry!

The Design Team helped.

Geometry is shapes.

I hadn't forgotten that.

Then I saw this card by Elizabeth
who is the Queen this week at SCS,
and an idea was born.

I had this NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff a la Darnell)
Six Sided Sampler set sitting in my need to use box.

I thought that hexagon would look great in a square.

And putting it on a rectangular card gave me 3 shapes.

And that's about all the Geometry I can handle!

is ANYTHING GOES
so I'm heading over there.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


I hope you've found some creative time today.

I'm glad you could stop by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Six Sided Sampler
Ink:  Pacific Point
Paper:  110# Solar White (Neena), Whsiper White, Daffodil Delight
Other:  Stitched Mat Squares (Lil' Inker), Hexagon Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch (retired), Basic Pearl (Colored with Blendie), Beautiful Wings Embosslit

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted