You Are Amazing!

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Hi everyone,

I am back today with some floral cards.  One of my IG crafty friends was sweet enough to send me and my Dad a  card and I also received 2 sets of stamps!!!  So sweet!!!  I just love all of my IG friends, they have been so supportive of my Dad and me while he fights his brain tumor.  We are truly blessed!!!

It took me a little time to have some free time to play with my stamps but I am sure loving them!!!

I stamped them using a masking technique and colored them with my Copics. I also used a new stamp from Technique Tuesdays for the sentiment.


While I had my stamps out playing I also made this card with them.  Flowers are not that easy for me for some reason, but now I can practice, practice, practice!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Big Hugs,


Cute and Cold Hedge Hog… take two- GSD October Monthly Progressive Challnge

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Hi everyone,

I am back today with another card with this adorable hedge hog from GSD Stamps.  There is something about him being all wrapped up in that scarf that is just to adorable for me!!!


Cold Hedgehog Digital Stamp

This is my second card using this stamp.  First time I went with cooler colors, this time I went with warmer colors.  The warmer colors give it a whole different feel.


Here is a picture of my first card.

There is still time to join in for this months challenge!!!

We would love to see you there!!!

Big Hugs,




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Hi everyone,

I am back today with a silly unicorn card that I made with a stamp set from Gerda Steiner.

Moody Unicorns 4x6 Clear Stamp Set Gerda Steiner Designs

Moody Unicorns

Are they just to funny or what?????

Their expressions crack me up.

My card design is nice and simply.  I stamped my image using MFT black licorice ink with the help of my MISTI.  Then I colored it with my Copic Markers.

I die cut my image out using a circle die and adhered it to my back ground.  For my back ground I using a stencil and some Hero Arts inks to create it.

The look on the unicorn’s face makes me laugh and that Seriously? sentiment seemed perfect!!!

I will be adding my card to the Share Your Designs challenge on the Gerda Steiner Designs website.


Thanks for stopping by!!!

Big Hugs until next time,


Addicted to Leaves

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Hi everyone,

Today I am bring you some cards with a leaf theme.  I don’t know what it is this year but I am loving leaf stamps.  I just ordered some 2 new sets and a die with leaves too!!!  I just can’t get enough!!!!

My first card is made with a rubber stamp I got a long time ago.  It doesn’t even have a name on it, so I think I probably got it in the dollar bin at Michael’s before I was really into stamping.  But this oak leaf makes me happy!!!!

I stamped it 5 times using some masks and tried out a new technique I learned in Vanilla Arts free class on their website.  It is called push and pull.  You use shading to push an image back and light colors to pull another part of the image forward.  This was my first time I took a class from Vanilla Arts, but I really enjoyed it.  She has an unique teaching style.  Click here to check out her free class called More Than Luck showing more about pushing and pulling.

I colored my leaves with my Copic markers and stamped the sentiment Happy Fall.  I was digging thru my stash of items I made but haven’t used yet and found this cool background and thought that would be perfect with my leaves and attached a piece of scrap paper with a fall theme to the bottom.  Card finished.



For my second card, I used the same leaf stamp and stamped it with Versa Mark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Then I cut my panel down using a stitched rectangle die from the Stamps of Life.  Next I cut a piece of dark chocolate card stock using the next larger stitched rectangle from the same set and adhered the panels together and onto my card base.

I used a Hello die from PaperTrey ink and die cut it twice, once from the dark chocolate card stock and once from a plain white piece of paper that I heat embossed with the same gold embossing powder I used for my leaves.  I used these together, off setting the words slightly and adhered it to my card.

This card is headed out to a fellow crafter who was asking for some happy mail.

I hope you enjoyed my leaf cards.  There will be more coming in the near future!!!  LOL

Hugs and Blessings til next time,


Cute and Cold HedgeHog – October Progressive Challenge at GSD stamps

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HI everyone,

I have this adorable hedgehog card to share with you.  As soon as I saw this month’s digi stamp for the Gerda Steiner Designs progressive challenge I was in love.  With all that spiky hair sticking up and that warm scarf, I just couldn’t wait to color him!!!

When my youngest son saw this image, he said it looks like my old hair style!!!  Ok, it was spiky, but I don’t it was quite this up there!!!  LOL (I went thru a short hair phase!!!)

Cold Hedgehog Digital Stamp

I had a really good time coloring him with my Copics.  I used bright colors to make the image pop.  I think I have already colored this image like 4 other times.  I am totally addicted.

I also  used a new sentiment stamp from Technique Tuesdays.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and Blessings until next time.


Thinking of You – Share Your Designs with GSD stamps

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Hello everyone,

I am feeling a bit under the weather along with my youngest son.  i think we caught the stomach bug.  Since I am feeling a little better I thought it would be a good time to catch up on my some blog posts.

Last year GSD stamps (Gerda Steiner Dressings) had this cute little hedgehog as a digi stamp for the monthly progressive challenge.  I fell in love with him last year.  Recently he was released as a clear stamp, so I had to get him.  I think there are pluses to having him as a clear stamp and has a digi stamp.

I colored him with my Copics and cut him out using my tag die.

I have been having a love affair with fall leaves lately.  So I had to add some fussy cut ones into the background.

The sentiment is a new one from Technique Tuesdays Take Care stamp set.

I really enjoyed how this card turned out.

I am really starting to get into the fall spirit!!!

Hugs and Blessings til next time.


Happy 81st Birthday Dad

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My Dad just recently turned 81!!!!  I am a little late with my post, but here it is.

These are the card I made my Dad for his birthday.  I silly one from the boys and a grown up one from Thurston and me!!!  LOL


I have to say I enjoyed making this card fir my Dad.  The sentiment made me giggle the whole time I was making it!!!  The crazy dogs stamp set from Tim Holtz is so much fun!!!  It is becoming one of my favorites stamps sets!!

My Dad had been experiencing some depression right around his birthday, and I had saved a few cards from around the world that my IG crafty friends sent him, so I thought his birthday was the perfect time for them.


Here he is with the lot of them.  They really do make him so happy!!!  I am trying to come up with a nice way to scrapbook them all, so they are all together and he can easily look at them.  If you have any ideas, please leave me a message.







He really does love each and everyone of the cards receives!!!  Thank you to everyone out there supporting him!!!

Hugs and Blessings until next time.





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,