Sunday, December 21, 2014


It has been quite some time since I have posted. I have made many Christmas Cards and finally finished mailing them. I wanted to do something different so a get well card was the choice. I love the blue/green combination. Hope it is cheery enough for get well wishes!

Sunday, December 7, 2014


I really thought that I was finished with Christmas Cards, but found this Basic Grey paper called Evergreen and realized I had not used it on cards this year, so one more was born. After placing the beautiful paper, I did not want to cover it up. What to do? As I have been organizing since our move to FL earlier this year, I found the SU gold printed vellum, and the bling was added. I embossed the greeting with powder from SNS. I love the elegance of the card.

Monday, November 17, 2014


I chose these colors because they are the color challenge at MFT for this month. I received some new things from MFT today and couldn't wait to use them. I really love the "Blueprints". Stamped the background with a stamp from a few months ago.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


I really dislike needing sympathy cards, but I know that letting someone know I am thinking of them hopefully will add a bright spot to their day. I have had this sentiment from Sparkle n Sprinkle for a number of years and I am happy to be able to put it in the spotlight with this sketch. I used the fishnet background from MFT along with a die cut stamped with a stamp from them as well. I have had the butterfly die cut for a long time and I am not sure where it comes from. I used a Wink of Stella to add a little shine and some CTMH sparkles.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


I needed a masculine card for one of the golfers and this sketch fit the bill. I just love the plaid builder and think I am getting better at using it. The burlap background stamp is the perfect compliment. I used Nightshift blue,Kraft and Jellybean green for my color palate on Primitive cream cardstock. I think it is a keeper!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


I stamped the background in versamark and embossed with sparkle embossing powder. Then I cut into strips and mounted onto dark paper. The button is actually a MFT die-namics. I finished the top with some crocheted lace and purple bling!

Monday, October 13, 2014


I love the angle of the paper and was so excited when MFT came out with Die-namics to make the design easier. I have a friend who just underwent some serious surgery and I am hoping this will cheer her up. I used patterned paper from MME, but all the rest is from MFT.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


I went to a class this week on how to color black. This cat was one of our examples. I thought he was so cute and turned out pretty well in the coloring department as well. I'm just about finished with the Halloween cards, but I thought the doodlebug "Halloween Parade" had some paper that went so well with this graphic that I couldn't resist making one more! I did rotate the sketch to allow for the vertical placement of the cat!

Thursday, October 2, 2014



I am not usually a fan of square cards because they are difficult to mail, but I have a friend who is celebrating a birthday and I am able to hand her a card. She enjoys gardening and I think this will really suit her. I think all of the components are from MFT. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


This was my first time joining in the Sweet Sunday challenge. I had colored this tree with water color markers and didn't really have a place for it until I saw this sketch. I think it fits perfectly. Will it be the one you receive this year. No two will be alike!


For some unknown reason, the blog is acting up today. I loved this sketch and wanted to keep it simple. I stamped the top half with the burlap background and added a pop of color with the flower. I'm thinking get well or sympathy. All of the elements are from MFT.


Sunday, August 31, 2014


I am loving this greeting. There are 2 others included in the set. The colors are the MFT color challenge this month. When I saw them, I thought masculine. The simplicity of the sketch allowed the greeting to shine. I embossed it with detail white SNS embossing powder. Don't know who the lucky guy is yet, but hope he will be pleased.


I am really enjoying the challenge of making Christmas Cards all through the year. I especially love the "Tall and Skinny" challenge. I stamped this cute TE snowman on watercolor and colored and shaded him with Tombow markers. A little bling and a sentiment and he is ready for the season!

Sunday, August 10, 2014


I am also using this card for MFT's color challenge. I found these colors hard to put together, but I think it came together nicely with the help of the mojo sketch.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


I got a chance to mix up some of the blueprints with this card. Of course I did not write them down, but the Razzleberry background was cut from one, the grout layer (stamped with the chevron background) was cut from another while the large tag was from a different one and even the small hearts were from another one! Wow, I loved the fact that I could just look at them and pick. Made this detailed card go so much faster!

Sunday, August 3, 2014


I made a commitment to make 4 Christmas cards per month so I was ready when the first of December arrived. I have gotten a little behind with all the work here getting ready to sell the house, so I thought I would use this sketch for a little inspiration. I am really growing to like the "tall and skinny" look. This one just might be yours!

Saturday, July 19, 2014


We have been in Columbia, MD for the past 10 days, visiting my cousin and his wife. This is the first real visit we have had since they have gotten married. Last year, my aunt was ill and we spent most of our time with her. Ann and her friends get together once a week and quilt. Since I did not bring a sewing machine with me this year, I chose to create cards while they sewed and it worked just fine.

I had a lot of fun with this card, using MFT's color challenge for the colors. It proved a challenge but I love the results.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I am needing way too many of these type cards lately, but the simplicity of this sketch was most fitting. I used the colors in the palate challenge for this month as well.

Sunday, June 22, 2014


I love the simplicity of this sketch. I plan to use it again. I have been missing some of my friends since I have been in Cincinnati, so I thought I would make some cards to let them know. 

Monday, June 16, 2014


We have been so busy getting our house ready for sale, that this card was late for our anniversary, but hubby more than understood. I have not had big blocks of time for crafting, so I do it in little bits. I thought this sketch lent itself to a card for a man with the simple lines. He didn't even mind the razzleberry accents since I made them glitter with a Wink of Stella. Grout gray and Sno Cone are great colors together and the fishtail flag had the edges just inked. The sentiment was embossed with Vanilla Ice embossing powder from Sparkle and Sprinkle.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014



My great granddaughter turned 8 and her party was this past Saturday. The PI ladies remind me so much of her and they have graced her cards for the past 4 years. I think the nicest thing she said to everyone at the party as she showed them the card, was "my grandma makes the best cards". I just had to show it here! All the products are from MFT including the sequins which are actually a die cut!

Sunday, June 1, 2014


I am really liking these "tall & skinny" cards. I started out to make a birthday card for my ggrandaughter but she is only 8 so probably too "grown up" for her but I love the way it turned out, so I am sharing.

Sunday, May 25, 2014


I had so much fun with this card. I needed a  manly birthday card. I am working with limited supplies since I could not travel with my entire craft corner. I have been wanting to used this stamp set from TE and it was in the box of stamps that I brought along. I embossed the background with little stars and carried out the theme with the wrap on the mug. I made up the sentiment and printed it out on the computer. I used MFT blueprints and stitched rectangles for the accents.


I just looked at the date of the last post and can't believe that it has been so long. So much has been happening. My Aunt Edith, one of my favorite people in the world, passed away one week short of her 95th birthday. She was the one who taught me" fisherman" knitting with all of the cables and intricate patterns. She was one of those people who was not afraid to try something new. I think she was past 70 when she took a class at the community college and began quilting. She went to Egypt and rode a camel in her 70's. She lived outside of Washington, DC and loved when folks came to visit. She would always have a list of things to do and see. We used to laugh and say that we needed a week to recover from a vacation with her. There is definitely a void but so many wonderful memories.

We left Florida early this year to attend the Ohio Dance Convention in Cincinnati. We chaired the last 2, one in 2005 and the last one in 2009. It was nice to be a dancer instead of a worker! Square Dancing has been declining for the past 10 years, but hopefully will rebound as it has done in the past.

We have decided to make Florida our permanent home so the only other home we have ever owned must be readied for sale. I'm sure many of you have gone through this process but it is new for us and parting with our "things" is never easy. The cleaning out is proving to be quite a task. Ron & Tim are helping but I think it is as difficult for them as for us. Holly will be here next week and we are looking forward to seeing her.

Well, enough of the musing, I'd better get my card up.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Seems like lots of folks are having stormy weather today so I thought a sunshine card was in order. All the products, paper, stencil, ink, die cuts and sentiment are from MFT. I have someone in mind to send this to. Hope she likes it. Oh, I cut the flower out on express-it white paper and colored with copics as several of the designers suggested. I like the way it turned out.

Sunday, April 27, 2014


I got to use Blueprints #12 for the first time this week. I love the stitched circle which I cut out twice so that I could use the positive as well as the negative. The flower is also from this set. I used the Sheer Shimmer mix to add shine to the flower-my first time trying this product as well. The colors are the challenge for this month all from MFT.