Sunday, July 20, 2014


Hello friends!  Today I have another Thank you card for you.  I used PTI's sunflower set and a sentiment from Inside and Out: Thank You.  I stamped the sunflowers in multiple sizes and colors.  Next I added some greenery.  Finally I added two different colors of stickles in the middles of the flowers and stamped the sentiment.  Quick and easy, except for the stickle drying time.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Little Bitty Bird Thanks

Hello friends.  I have a little bitty bird thank you card today.  One layer, three colors.  Simple and easy.  I needed a ton of thank yous after we had a small house warming party.  My friends are so sweet and brought me fun little gifts.  I went to my stash for thank yous but all I found were birthday.  Isn't that how it always is?  You never have what you need!  Anyway time was of importance so I whipped up a few of these guys.  I love bitty bird!  Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I am Back!

Hello friends!  Well we are all moved in.  The craft room has been set up and things are getting back to normal.  I've made a few things but most of them have been in the envelope and out the door before I could even think about a picture.  However, I do have something for you today.  The thank you card uses all PTI- Framed Out and Butterfly stamps and die.  Canyon clay, summer sunrise, and hawaiian shores ink.  Thanks for stopping in and I hope I will be back to regular posting soon.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

RIP Duncan - A Tribute to My Kitty

Sorry to have the latest post be sad and full of my kitty instead of cards.  But I wanted to give my little Duncan a proper tribute.  Duncan passed away after developing intestinal cancer.  It was not treatable and we made the decision to put him down after his quality of life was no longer good.  He had stopped eating and drinking- it was clearly time.

Duncan came into our lives after my cat Frank had passed away.  I found Duncan at Petsmart.  He was in the LapCats Rescue adoption center.  He was so big, fat and grey.  He looked calm and content.  He was already six years old so I thought he would be pretty mellow.  You can read about when we brought him home here.  Here is one of the first pictures of him.  We had him for 7 years and it wasn't nearly long enough.  Once he got over his shyness he was the best cat ever.  He was easy going, not bothered by the vacuum or the loud kids.  He was good with babies and toddlers.  He didn't have a problem with dogs.  He was perfectly house broken.  The worse thing I remember him doing was scratching up the carpet on the stairs and my couch.  He slept with me everynight.  His purrs and snores so loud you could actually hear him from downstairs.  He was so fat when he jumped off the bed he made the floor shake.  He always came when you called him.  He loved to lay on my head and try to paw my face to wake me up.  If he was out of food he would not leave you alone until you got him some.  He refused all wet food but loved the dry kibble.  He drank his water by dipping in a paw and then licking the liquid off.  His tongue often poked out like a dogs.  I will miss so many of those things.  Even though my house still has plenty of animals, I will miss him and his personality that was uniquely his.  Below are some pictures of Duncan throughout the time we had him.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

About to Go on Hiatus....

Hello Lovelies!  Here's the last post for a good few weeks- maybe months!  We are moving and today I am packing up all my lovely card making supplies.  I am so sad.  Not to be moving but to be putting all my crafty goodness into boxes.  Once I am unpacked and settled we will be back in business.  Until then I leave with the last thing I made in my old house.  Its one of a set of science cards that will be given to my daughter's science teacher.  I used stamps from There She Goes.  I love this set even more than I love PTI's science set.  Its my absolute fave.  I colored with copics and added stickles and called it done!  Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Original Artwork Hibiscus Card

Hello friends!  So happy to report I finally got around to scanning and coloring one of my drawings.  I am so glad I scanned it first because while I like how this came out I really want to try another color combo and maybe some colored pencils.  Here I used copics.  I printed the drawing on PTI cardstock.  The sentiment is one of my favorites from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Original Artwork

Hello friends!  I have some pictures for you today of some of my sketches.  I've been sketching again (after not sketching for about 15 years) and really enjoying it.  I noticed about 6 months ago that my son was really showing an interest and aptitude for drawing and I bought him a sketchpad and some art pencils to encourage him.  Next I started teaching him how to look for shapes and shadows and the next thing I knew the urge for me to draw was impossible to ignore so it was back to the store to pick up another sketch book!  lol!  And here we are, me drawing and oh so happy about it!  Thanks for stopping in today!
Sketched Tree Frog - graphite

Inked Tree Frog

Inked Flower-  Pretty sure I am going to color this one and turn it into a card as soon as I get a bit of free time.