Parachute Piggy

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Hi everyone,

Today I have my card I am submitting to the Gerda Steiner September Progressive Challenge on her website!!!

This month’s digi image was this adorable parachute pig.


Parachute Piggy - Digital Stamp

Is that not the cutest piggy or what!!!

My Neice just got a pet pig at the beginning of the month, so it made this image that much more fun for me.  Also that is why I used the Heaven Sent sentiment.

I colored my piggy with my Copic Markers.  I couldn’t resist adding some glossy accents to those goggles!!!

I made my clouds using a scallop die cut on a scrap piece of paper and sponging ink over the scallops while I moved the die around to give the illusion of clouds.  It is you such fluffy clouds!!!

I accented my card with the orange striped paper from MFT Raibbow Stripes paper pad.

I had a lot of of fun making this card!! I just love this piggy!!!

It gives new meaning to the saying when pigs fly!!!  LOL

Hugs and blessings until next time.



Playing Catch Up

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Hi everyone,

Long time no blog for me.  With my Dad getting sick, training and working at my new job, starting homeschool, foster care, and Thurston moving in I had gotten way behind in everything!!!  Especially blogging.  My Dad is doing a lot better.  His MRI showed that his tumor is shrinking, Thank God, I am getting situated and comfortable in my new job, Thurston is feeling at home in our house now and foster care, is foster care!!!  LOL   There is always a lot going on with that, no matter what kiddo we have.  It is just how that goes!!


I have been trying to sneak some cardmaking in here and there.  The nice thing about pulling some extra hours at work is I now have some extra money for the stamps I want.  YAY!!!

I also recently discovered Vanilla Arts Co. instruction and illustration.  She offers a free beginners class that I just took and I signed up on her Patreon page for her beginner class which you get a new technique and class every month.  Her style of teaching and coloring is a little different from how most classes I have taken are, but I enjoy a fresh perspective on Copic Coloring.  I encourage you to check out her website and her free class.  I am hoping to take her gray matter class in the near future.

Here are a few of the cards I have been working on when I can squeeze them in.

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I am so in love with this dragon set from MFT!!!!!!

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My neice recently got a micro mini pot belly pig. Her name is Opal and she is sooooo sweet. I hade to make her and her kids Piggy cards for their new friend!!!

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I am also in love with this elephant set from MFT.  It had been sold out for ever and I was so happy when I finally got to order it!!!!

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Also working on some flowers and leaves.

I am hoping that the future will hold more time for blogging and creating!!!

Until next time!!!

Hugs and Blessings,




Watermelon Loving Bear

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Hi everyone,

I am back today with this super cute bear eating watermelon!  Is he too cute or what!!!

The digi stamp was available for donations for a short period of time in The Gerda Steiner Designs store.

I colored him with my Copic markers and fussy cut him out.  I used some circle dies that only leave the stictch marks behind, they don’t actaully cute the circle out and then I used my Distress Inls and some water droplets to to make my background.  The back ground was so much fun to make!!!

I am going to add my card to the Gerda Steiner Share Your Work challenge on her blog.


Remeber to stop by and check out everyone’s work!!!

Hugs and Blessings til next time,



Gerda Steiner August Progressive Challenge

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Hi everyone,

I am back today with my card for  the Gerda Steiner August Progressive Challenge.  I am not exactly sure where this month went!!  I can’t believe later this week is September already!!!  I am running late with my card, but I got it down in the knick of time!!!

This month’s digi image was this adorable fox.  What a swet and adorable face!!  I had a good time coloring him up!!!

There is still time to get your card in, the challenge doesn’t end til midnight on the 31st!!!

Gerda Steiner Designs

Hugs and Blessing until next time,



Warm Wishes

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Hi everyone,

Today I am bringing you some warm wishes.  Thinking now  on this, most of us probably want some cool wishes since it is summer time in the US.

I truly don’t think there is a such thing as too many coffee stamps, sentiments or cards!!!  I love everything coffee!!!

I used some stamps and the one of the sentiments from the  Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions stamp set.  This was my very first coffee stamp ever!!!  It is still a favorite!!!

I stamped my image on some Neenah Soalr white #80 card stock and colored it with my Copic Markers.  ( I actaually made this card quite awhile back!!! I just never got to psoting it!)  Then I masked off my image and made an ink blended background,  I layered my scalloped image piece onto some background paper die cut into a circle and adhered that to my card base.  A quick and simple card.

And that is it!!!  This would be a easy card to duplicate once you have your mask made, it would go pretty fast!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs and Blessings until next time!!!



You Make Skies Blue with Hug Bear

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Hi everyone,

I am back today with a quick,  bright and fun card!!!

With all the summer sunshine we have been having, I felt like incooperating that into a card!!!

I am still in love with this hug bear from Gerda Steiner Designs.  He is a fun digital stamp.

Hug Bear - Digital Stamp - Clearstamps - Papercrafts - Gerda Steiner Designs

And he is so much fun to color.  I thnk I have colored him at lest 10 times already!!!

I tried a new color combo out on him this time.  My Copic Jump Start class has me trying out all kinds of new things!!!

He is so happy that I had to make a lot of fluffy clouds for him to be enjoying!!! I thought he needed so bright green grass to run around in and a cute bright sun too!!!  He is a happy bear when the sun is shining!!!  LOL


Thanks for stoppijng by and enjoying hug bear’s adventure with him!!!

Hugs and Blessings until next time,




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Silly Card for a Heart Transplant Receiver #sharehandmadekindness

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Hi everyone,

I am so excited because I actually have a day that I have time to craft and blog!! Yay!!! I hope this means it is going to slow down around my house finally!!!

Today I am bringing you a special card.  It is for a very special man, who has been inspiring me with his courage, his faith and his sheer desire to have a happy life no matter what is thrown his way.  His name is Butch and he is my kid’s great uncle and he just had a heart transplant.

Not super long ago, he had to have an artifical valve put in his heart because his heart just wasn’t working correctly.  It seemed to help but it wasn’t without some complications and hospital visits.

Every day on FaceBook since all of this heart things when he is at home, he posts inspiring words and things about how God wants us to live and groups of people we should pray for.  I have to tell you I look forward to those posts every day.  His messages have gotten me thru some difficult days dealing with what is going on with my own life lately.

A few months ago, him and his wife went to have him do the tests and things to get him on the heart donor list.  His wife said it could be 2 years til a donor became available but you have to start somewhere.  Well 18 or 19 days ago, it did happen and he has a new heart.  It still blows my mind to think about it.  He is doing good and is soon moving to rehab.  To me this is a modern day miracle and I am so thankful to God that he was given this second chance.

Butch has a great sense of humor so I knew he would laugh at the card I made him.  Actually one of my IG frioends had made my Dad a card using this stamp and my Dad laughed so hard when he got it, I new I needed to buy it and send it to Butch!!!


Art Impressions has some of the funniest stamps around.  They always make me laugh!!!

Asking for prayers for Butch and his recovery and for the family of the person who’s heart is keeping Butch alive.  While we are celebrating, they are mourning and we have to rememeber the sacrifce their family made for a complete stranger.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs and Blessings til next time!



Happy Dog Days

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Today I have a quick post for you.  I am totally in love with my friends4cookie stamp set from The Stamps of Life.  Also I have been working on my homework for the Copic Jump Start self paced class.  I really liked how my doggie turned out so I turned him into a card.

There is something about that happy face and that big red tongue that just makes you smile.  We had a lab/dalmation mix named Brittany, that had that same happy to see you face.  I think that is why I love this stamp so much!!!


This is Brit, not too long before she had to cross the rainbow bridge to doggie heaven.  She was 15 yrs old and such a sweet girl right to the end.  We miss you Brittany.


I decided use some Copic markers to add some color around my doggie to make her pop more!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

HUgs and Blessings,



My Dad’s Cancer Journey part 3 #sharinghandmadekindness

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My Dad has been home from the rehab since last Monday.  He was busy all week going to appointments and radiation.  He will have his last radiation treatment tomorrow and then we wait.  The doctor told us that radiation therapy takes awhile to work and it will be at least a month or two until we know what it did.  So we are all trying to stay positive and keep my Dad lifted up and see what the next few months brings us.  On August 26th my Dad has an appointment with the cancer doctor to address something else they saw on the cat scan.  My Dad isn’t really addressing this, so we don’t either.  When the time comes we will deal with it then.

In the meantime my IG crafty friends are still sending my Dad (and me) cards!!!  It brings him so much joy!!!  I am so grateful for everyone sending cards and praying.

Here are a few pics (or a lot of pics) of my Dad opening his cards.


Don’t mind his super red lips, he was eating a candy cane before I got here and we couldn’t get it off his lips!!!








Tina’s card @tinneke_th, message was super moving and my Dad had to cry, I did the same thing when I read the card she sent me.





Here is my Mom checking out the cards!!




and here is a Picture of my Dad and my youngest son, Owen.  Owen has been staying with my parents this week keeping an eye on my Dad and helping him do things.


Thanks for sharing in with my Dad”s journey.  We are totally overwhelmed by everyone’s concern and blessings they send!

Hugs and Blessings til next time!


My Dad’s New Cancer Jounery part 2- #sharinghandmadekindness

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Hi everyone,

I have been MIA for a little bit.  I am still trying to adjust to my new job and getting all my training hours in. Plus Thurston just moved in and we are trying to get the house to look like a bombed hasn’t gone off in it and I was also helping take my Dad to appointments last week after he got released from the hospital on Monday.

Last Sunday before he went home, I took a few cards in to him that had come from my awesome and amazing IG friends from around the world.  I feel so blessed to be part of such a loving, supportive and talented group of people!!!

My Dad always loves when I bring him new cards!!!  I took pictures of him opening each one.





Here he is with all the ones I took in that day!


Also his favorite banker brought him some balloons!!!


This is my oldest son, Sam and my boyfriend Thurston, joining in on the fun.  Actually they were busy watching the Olympics, but they were having fun!


Here are some pics of the previous cards my Dad received displayed on his window sill!





I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who has been sending my Dad cards.  It has been such a blessing not only to him but to my whole family!!!!

Thanks You!!!

Hugs and Blessings until next time!