Friday, February 28, 2014

I am not that bold


This card made the top 3 at 
Try Stampin' on Tuesday !
Thank you, Ladies !!

This week at

this sketch ...

This will make a great sketch for my book.  It could be done so many ways !
Spring is the twist !

Here is my card ...

Our little Spencer had some work done on his teeth.  They live in a very small town, and the Tooth Taxi came to his school.    Here is a cute pic of him and the dentist ! 

That is one goofy smile.

We played Monopoly last Sunday, only to find he knew all the properties by heart, the names, costs, rents, and was perfectly capable of managing the bank.  The game was accompanied by a very loud dialogue of what was happening.
Imagine 2 1/2 hours of THAT !

Have a great weekend !!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Prices higher than the time before


Thanks to Unscripted Sketches for including this card
in their top three !!

Today's post is going over to ...

Here is their sketch

I really liked this one !!

my card ...

I think if you squint, you can see that sketch, lol.

On Sunday I told Spencer that Thor The Dark World
was coming out in dvd today.  I made a MUST trip to Target to pick it up this morning.  Poor Spencer, he told me if I bought that dvd all I would
ever do is watch it.  I am not that bad, am I ??  The joys of the girl fandom.

Anyway, hope you like this one, it is one of my favorite colors !!


Cruisin' down the street


I am having a great feeling that spring is just around the corner !
Our daffodils popped open this week, so cheerful !!

This week 
has this great sketch ...

My card ...

One thing I do with sketches is do a quick drawing in my sketch book, and I never look at the real sketch until I am posting.  So things sometimes go astray, and sometimes they are right on the money.  

Hope you like it !!


Friday, February 21, 2014

Driver's Seat


First, I would like to thank the ladies at
for naming me in their top three last week !

Today's post is heading back there, and here is their sketch

my card ...

I used quite a bit of washi tape here,
both on the stripes, and on the circle.
This was such a nice sketch, and only took me about 15 minutes !
When I think back to my first cards, in 2010, a card could take me two days !
I really agonized over them.

Hope you all are planning a lovely weekend !  


Monday, February 17, 2014



Today I made a cheerful card for 

Their theme this week is Color

Aren't those colors fun !

Here is what I chose ...

 and the tag in the pocket
looks like this ...

Had a couple issues with editing these colors ...
The true colors are something in between
the two pictures.

Yesterday Spencer was over, and I could hear him putting together blocks and gears, and looking over the instructions (as he does), muttering

oh I did not realize this
it all makes sense now !!

We asked him yesterday what he was thinking about being when he grew up.
He told us his plans might change, but here are his current thoughts ...
1) A newspaper delivery guy
2) A rock star
3 ) A teacher

Six years old is so much fun !!  

Have a great week !!


The Kraft Journal - Die Cuts


This week at
The Kraft Journal

I am joining in with the design team to bring you our theme this week, die cuts !!

I love love love die cuts.  I am always so surprised how quickly you can turn out something that really looks cool, with very little effort.  Spencer loves to crank that Cuddlebug, and always has since he was a bitty kid, and I always have a bunch of cool embossed and/or die cut things he made for me.

Jan Del Bone
I began with a
brown Kraft note card, a bit of lace and a punched piece of design paper.  I die-cut some brown card stock, and added three pieces of natural hemp cord, with a screw brad, and some TH tassel.
Green corrugated paper was torn, and adhered.  Atop that is a piece of Mini Gypsy Ephemera labels, some stickered words, a mustache brad, and a clothes hanger clip.

Inside are more stickered and rub-on words, washi tape and a TH file tab. 
I just love making guy cards !!!
Stop in The Kraft Journal and see what our ladies are making this week.  They are so talented, truly the best.  Then play along, we always give away a $15 gift certificate every month, at random !!  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

In the past ...


Here is a simple sweet Valentine,
going to

The theme this week is LOVE, with that word appearing on your card.

Hope you like it !


Like the moon, and the stars, and the sun...


UPDATE - This card made the top three at
Try Stampin' on Tuesday !!  Thank you Ladies !!

This is card is hoppin' on over to

I didn't manage the twist this week,
oh well ...

We got a foot of snow and I think I mentioned before we don't have snow removal equipment here since it NEVER snows !  Then we had an ice storm immediately afterward, with trees and branches down in every yard.  We were without electricity for two days.  I am so grateful the heat and lights came back on.  One gets grubby mighty quickly without hot water !!  The house was only 47 degrees when we returned.

Anyway, here is the sketch ...

and my card ...

Very simple.

Hope you like it !


Crushed velvet seats


Today I finished up a few cards, this is one I made for 

I made a manly man card ...
Sadly, this is really much better in real life,
I just love it ...

One of the better cards I have made in a long time.  Maybe I am getting back into the creating mode !!

Hope you like it !


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

What did you tell them ?


has a sketch this week !

Here is my card ...

I swear this started off just like the sketch.  
I dunno how this happens ...


Sooner or later it comes down to fate


Today's post is heading out to two different challenges ...

which is a color splash challenge, 
black & white, with one other color

and also to 

with this sketch ...

Here is today's card !

It isn't always that a card is fun to make.  Sometimes they are painful.

Not this one though !  Hope you like it...