Wednesday, July 30, 2014


/Although I was not familiar with this particular song of Bob Dylan's the title certainly was the  inspirtation for this card. The word "tangled" make me think of zentangling which is a form of art I have been experimenting with and the freedom and creativity and relaxation it has given me.  I decided to do it all in shades of blue again because of the title. If you would like to listen to this song of Bob Dylan's you can find the Utube here.
Join in the fun over at CCEE stampers and let's see how a song you like might inspire a card.

Saturday, July 26, 2014


I haven't played in the Color Throwdown Challenge in quite some time, but I had the colors for this week's challenge: bermuda bay, daffodil delight, and rich razzleberry.  The image is a digital from Sassy Cheryl Designs. Always in need of Birthday cards, I decided to use this cutie. I think I am going to write inside of it: "You make this birthday thing look like a piece of  cake!"  The image is colored with Copic markers and the bottom part of the card I embossed with my cuttlebug.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Hi all,
It's CCEE challenge time again, Shirley brings us another fun challenge this week.
It's a Recipe Challenge ..... Follow this recipe - Use 2 circles, 1 oval and two or more octagons (or hexagons/decagons) on your card.

I used a straight edged he octagon  and a scalloped edged octagon, a circle for the image, circles on the dotted paper, and an oval for the sentiment. The digital  image is from Sassy Cheryl Designs and the sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy. I added some twine to be a masculine  looking embellishment. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Peep of the week challenge at Powerpoppy

Katie is being honored over on SCS as Queen for the Day, so I was inspired by a card of her''s in the gallery. I am using  I am also using this card for my Peep of the Week Challenge over at Powerpoppy.
I wish I could color as pretty as Katie does. I used some Basic Grey plaid design paper and a SU border punch trim to mine. I embossed the background and added an organdy bow. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

What a cluck!

Been out of town for the week serving with my Sunday School class at UMCOR in Louisiana. I forgot to preload my card to my blog before I left. Just had too much to do to get ready. Here it is finally. The CCEE challenge this week was to stamp a chicken. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CCEE1428 - Repurposing

It's time for another CCEE Stampers Challenge and Shirley Quarry has another great challenge for us all.

Let's repurpose something. We all have bits and pieces of things we have saved in our stash for those "just in case we need it moments".

In my stash I had some cardboard coasters that I had saved to reuse in some form or fashion. So, I decided to make a little book of quotes and sayings. Thought it might a nice littel gift for someone. The stamps I used are from Hampton Arts and Verve.  I used twine to bind the book together. 
Hope you choice to join in on the fun this week over at CCEEStampers at
Come leave your card there on the Linky and check out the other team members great repurposing ideas.

Sunday, July 6, 2014


This is for the ODBDSLC208 challenge to make a birthday card. I used this Sweet Williams set to make the flower. I diecut with Spellbinders the fancy border, and I punched with a Martha Stewart punch for the ivory scallop piece. I had cut the leaves and hand wrote the sentiment so it would fit my space. I used a snowflake from Jolee for the center of the card.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Let Freedom Ring challenge

Here's my card for this challenge that Power Poppy has going this week. 

HOW TO PLAY: To play along with us this week, all you have to do is follow this little formula below! 

1 point for everyone who uses Power Poppy stamps or digis!
2 points if you use Power Poppy images with patriotic colors representing YOUR country
3 points for everyone who follows the first two steps plus uses one of our digi freebies!

A stay at the Teepee Motel

We finally did it. Spent one night at the Tee Pee Motel in Wharton, Texas. I never did find a comfortable place to sleep in our room, and our neighbors popped fireworks all night long it seemed like. But we can mark it off the bucket list.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CCEE goes Red white and blue

This week's challenge:

Since this is the 4th of July week in America, we surely need to make a red, white and blue card. Since everyone does not live in the U.S., it does not have to be a patriotic card.

Thanks, Shirley for leaving this challenge behind before you left.  It is a perfect one for this week. 

I made the red stripes with glittery ribbon, and the blue with stars is also ribbon. I have been giving some of my older stamps a chance to swim in an ocean of ink this summer. Some of them haven't seen ink in so long. I colored the SU Stipple butterfly with copic markers. 

Have a fun and safe 4th of July for all my American friends, and if you find a few extra  minutes, come join us over at CCEE Stampers. 

What's new at Power Poppy!

Trying out my new digital from Power Poppy. This was for Anne Harmon's challenge on SCS Technique Lover's challenge to make a non-iron alternative wax resist background . I used foil to apply the Versamark ink, then I added white embossing powder and then added red and orange inks over it. It just seemed like the perfect background for these geraniums. Hope you are enjoying all your flowering summer plants. While they bring smiles to our faces, according to Emerson, they make the earth laugh. I love that.

Trying out