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Monday, October 29, 2012


I almost didn't post this card, but since I promised I would be back with my first coloring attempt, I thought I had better keep my word.  For those of you who wear glasses (or contacts) have you ever tried to color without them? I'm guessing it must be similar to the effect you would have if you put your contacts into the opposite eyes!  I was so unhappy with this image that I didn't waste much time on the card. But for my first attempt after eye surgery, I should be glad I stayed in the lines.  Well, most of the time! lol

I think our little Frankie is from Sassy Cheryl's. If not, I will correct my post later. The paper is from Recollections & I added the little ghost & cobweb corners from my stash. 

Today was my first day back to work after eye surgery. Needless to say, it was a LONG day. I think I hear the couch calling my name.

Catch you all later.  Have a great week!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Boo Crew


I don't think anyone would be scared by this cute pair. I had colored several of these adorable Wee Stamp images up earlier & pulled this one out last night to see what I could do with her. I used some of my favorite gingham paper from Creative Imaginations instead of the usual Halloween paper. I mounted her on a Spellbinder cutout and added some embellishments from my stash.

I also tried coloring for the first time since my eye surgery this afternoon & I will share that card with you tomorrow. 
I hope you are all having a great weekend!  Catch you later!

Friday, October 26, 2012

What a Day!


What a day, indeed!  Yesterday was a pretty stressful day. I had cataracts taken off my left eye. Yup! I thought I was too young for that, but apparently, every one of us will get them & even small children can have them as well as some newborn babies.  The things you learn!  Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a worrier.  First class!  ha ha   But after going through the procedure, let me stress that it was not as awful as I expected & there was absolutely NO pain!  I now have 20/20 vision in that eye. In fact, I can type this post without my glasses on, which is something that was impossible prior to the surgery.  Hurray!!!

On to my post.  This is a card I did prior to the surgery.  I wasn't sure what my vision would be right now, so I've been collecting some to post.

This is a Penny Black stamp & I colored her with Prismacolor markers. The paper is from Recollections & the doily she is on from Spellbinders.  Another pretty simple card. I've needed so many lately, and had so little time I haven't been able to do anything too complicated.  
Enjoy the weekend! Catch you later! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Witch in training..

Hi everyone,
This will be a really quick post tonite.  I have a ton of things to do before tomorrow.  Tonite I  have a cute little witch to share from Sassy Cheryl's digi's.

I colored her with Prismacolor markers & used some great paper from Recollections, combined with one of the new Memory Box dies and a Martha Stewart fence & bat punch.  Hope you like her!

Catch you later!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Birthday, Melissa!

Hi, everyone!
Today's card is one I made for my daughter's birthday, which is today, by the way.  We celebrated yesterday since she is so far away. And next week is my grandson's 14th birthday, so this is a big month for celebrations.  Since Melissa is not a fan of "kids" as much as she loves "critters", I knew I had to do a critter card for her.  So I chose a Penny Black hedgehog.  I had some great paper from S.E.I. and I stamped the image again on some of it so I could paper piece her dress to match the background.  The die I used was one of the new Spellbinders that I am just in love with.  I like the fact you can thread your ribbons thru it.
She was colored in Prismacolor markers, of course & the ribbon is from my stash.  Happy Birthday, sweetie!

I guess I had better close so I can clean my mess a bit before the debates start up. Although I don't get political on my blog, I will say that I hope everyone will pay attention to the clear choices this year & vote for whichever candidate YOU  feel is best. At least that way, we can't complain if we don't like the outcome!

Have a great week.   I'll be back tomorrow with something new.  Catch you later!

Friday, October 19, 2012

An Award!

Hi, everyone!

We survived another week!  Yeaaaa!!!  Now we can all spend the weekend catching up on our housework & card making.  Emphasis on the card making, of course!

Tonite I had planned to share another Halloween card, but instead I have an award to share. My friend Karal of Karal's Creative Space has presented me with the Liebster award. I adore Karal & her cards will just blow you away.

Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," "Favorite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.

Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

Now of course is the hardest part. Finding 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that I love & always check out.  I have to confess, I have so little time right now that I don't follow as many blogs as I would like to, but those I do follow, I do out of love of their work (and their personalities).  I have only 3 tonite and they are:

Carole Ann of CG'S Cards 4 U       She always has fantastic cards to inspire me.
Victoria of Furry Tale Cards & Crafts  Not only has she some awesome cards, but a cat who looks like mine!
Gail of Pop, Paper, Scissors Gail is my rock. My best friend & the one who always encourages me on.

Check out all these lovely ladies.  Each has a different style but that is what makes it so much fun! We can all learn from each other & inspire each other to try new things!

Catch you later!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Hi again,
I hope your week is going well.  Our beautiful warm weather has been blown away by some fierce winds & it has been a really "bad hair" day as a result. The skies look more like they are going to deliver snow than rain.  Yuk! 

I have another Halloween card to share tonite.  This one is a cute digi from Wee Stamps & I colored her with Prismacolor markers. The paper is from Recollections & the bats & spider web are from Martha Stewart punches.

I hope you like her.  Catch you all later!

Sunday, October 14, 2012



Well, tonite, as the title suggests, we are having "leftovers"...These are two of the get well cards I made for my daughter's friend.  Simple & not a lot of fuss, since they are going to a guy.  ha ha

I love the sentiment with this one! Both of these cards are made with Art Impressions stamps. The paper is from Recollections & I used a Spellbinder label die for the sentiment.

This one has a cute sentiment as well.  And so true! Anyone who has ever been in the hospital can attest to the fact that they wake you up continually.  The dies on this one were from Spellbinders too.

I hope you have had  a great weekend.  We missed out on the rain. AGAIN!  You would think it would stop here one of these days, but it just moves around us every time we get a chance of rain in the forecast.

Catch you later!  Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Happy Saturday!
I hope you had a great Saturday.  The weather here was just extraordinary! The kind of a day you would like to bottle up & uncork about January.   lol  

Tonite's card is a Halloween card.  I found this cute Impression Obsession stamp in Kansas City. The web around it is from one of my new Memory Box dies & the spider web across the bottom is from a Martha Stewart punch.  The paper is from Recollections.

Have a wonderful Sunday! I'll be back again tomorrow!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wash Your Worries Away!

Happy Friday!
I didn't think it would ever get here & I only worked 3 days this week! lol  I could really get used to staying home! 

As promised I have another card to share tonite.  This is a get well card I made for a friend of my daughter's. I wasn't really going to buy a lot of stamps at convention. My main focus was on dies, but this hilarious stamp & it's sentiment just had to go home with me.  They are from Rubbernecker & perfect for a silly get well card to cheer someone up. Sometimes a laugh will do more for us than a pill. 

The look on this poor cat's face says it all. I kept the background in "guy" colors since it is going to a guy.  The paper is from Recollections & it was an easy card to make. I popped the washer up on pop dots to give it some extra dimension.
They are forecasting rain for us tomorrow & we really, really need it.  This has been the driest summer I can remember.  Grass shouldn't "crunch" when you walk across it!
Back next time with a Halloween card.  Have a great Saturday!  Catch you later.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Mystery Girl


Well, tonite I have a "mystery girl" to share.  I'm calling her a mystery girl because I have no idea whose digi she may be.  This was an image given to us at the Kansas City convention last week. She was just too adorable not to color up, so here she is!

I mounted her with a beautiful Marianne Designs die. The flowers are made with a Heartfelt Creations stamp & the background paper is from Recollections. She is going to be a "Thinking of You" card for someone.

I'll be back tomorrow with something new.  Catch you later!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Flowers & Lace

Hi everyone!

Flowers & lace.  Two things I love!  I thought I would combine them on today's card. The lace stamp is from Heartfelt Creations & so are the flowers. I stamped them out & cut them individually so they could be shaped to stand up. The leaves are a Spellbinder die that embosses.

This was a pretty quick & simple card to make. I can already see some different versions of this in my head, so I know I'll do it again.  I'll be back tomorrow with something totally different to share.

I hope your week is going well. Only two more days to go! Yeaaaa!! 
Catch you all later!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Hi, there!

Are you ready for elephants?  Although the majority of my purchases in Kansas City were dies (my biggest addiction), I did fall in love with some adorable elephants. Crafters Companion has some real cuties & I had to have 2 of them. Here is the first one I colored up.

His name is Humphrey & who could resist him? I colored him with Prismacolor markers & cut him out, then mounted him on a cut out from one of my new Spellbinder dies.  I love the ribbon slots in this one!  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the corners.
Here is the other stamp I bought.  All baby critters are cute, but baby elephants are even cuter. I cut these out with a Lifestyle square scalloped punch & added a Spellbinder lace to the lower corner & a new Marianne Design die to the left corner. The paper was from S.E.I.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my new "critters" and I will be back tomorrow with more.  I've been on a roll all afternoon in between laundry, raking & a trip to the dr. for my flu shot! Who says it is hard to multi-task?  I should confess, however, that all this frenzied multi-tasking has taken a toll on my desk. Don't believe me?  Take a look & laugh!  Or shudder!
I'll be cleaning my desk off now........Catch you tomorrow with more goodies!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Home Again!

I'm back!

For those of you who didn't know, I took a few days off work last week & drove to Lincoln to meet up with my daughter & drive to Kansas City for the CKC convention.  This is the same one that we tried to attend 3 years ago & got rear ended the first night there. After a horrible night, we  had to rent a car & drive home the next morning, missing the whole thing.  So, we REALLY enjoyed the trip this time!  I took card classes, of course, and Melissa took scrapbooking classes.  But, I have to say, the best part for me was the awesome shopping both on the way down & at the vendor's booths there.  We drove to our favorite stamp & scrapbooking stores in cities along the way.  Well, not really on the way...but super stores worth driving the extra miles for.  Needless to say, I have so many new goodies I don't know what to play with first.

Here is a card I made with a couple of the new stamps I got.  I wanted to go directly to making things I could use my new dies on, but needed to do some guy get well cards for a friend of my daughter's so I wanted to get those done first before I started playing in earnest.

Isn't this just the funniest car?  I loved it on first sight. This was from Sparkle N Sprinkle stamps. The paper is from Recollections & I colored it with Prismacolor markers.

Well, I'd better get busy.  Lots of cards are calling my name right now & I think I need to answer the call!

Catch you later!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Happy Fall Y'all

Well, I had thought I was going to post yesterday, but got busy & didn't think of it until it was bedtime & I was too tired to climb the stairs again.  Boo hoo!

Tonite I am sharing my first "fall" card.  It's a cutie from Sassy Cheryl's digi's and I loved it the minute I saw it.  I colored her with Prismacolor markers & used a Marianne Designs die for the foliage. The pumpkins were from Hugware & the paper was from my stash.

I have a lot to get done before bed tonite, so I had better get busy! Enjoy the rest of the week!

Catch you later.