Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Many Ways to Color #2

I am back with my second card in this Many Ways to Color series. Today I used 2 color mediums. I bought some interesting pens awhile back. They are out line pens. When you write with them they are silver and a color makes an outline around the silver. I used them to outline the stars on my card. Here is a close up picture. You can see a faint pink and orange line around the silver on the stars. I was hoping that the outline would be a little bolder, but it still gives a neat look. I also colored using glitter markers on the inside of the stars.

                    Here is my finished card using the stars.

Stamps:  Stars Stamp and Die Set - American Crafts
Dies:       Swirled Stars Die Set - Sizzix (TH)
               Celebrate - Pink & Main
Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers
Out Line Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day and Happy New Year!

Challenge entered:

Pammies Inky Pinkies:  Anything Goes 2303


Monday, January 23, 2023

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #382

 Eeeeekkkkk!!! Welcome back House-Mouse fans!

We are here with a new challenge for you.

Anything Goes with the option of

Frame It

Hosted by ME

Challenge ends February 5th

 so join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.

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Many thanks to our Sponsor for their generous support.

I love stencils! I bought this pretty leafy frame stencil recently and just had to use it as soon as I could! Thus the frame theme. LOL!

Stamp:  Iris Play - Stampendous
Dots - Stampin' Up
Stencil:  Framed Leaves - Picket Fence
Die:  Labels 4 - Spellbinders
Distress Inks
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Saying:  Sticker - Krazy Kreations

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to see you over at the challenge. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Beautiful Blooms
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Fabulous Florals
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes #579 - 580

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Kati Kitten

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am showing a card with a new stamp that my good friend gave me. I have three cats, so this stamp is right down my alley! It is fun to find neat things in your stash that you have forgotten about. I found this acetate overlay frame and thought it would go well with the cute kitten. I also pulled out a gelli print from my stash to use as a background. The saying was stamped on the top of the acetate overlay.

Stamps:  Kati the Kitten - Woodware
               Saying - Fiskars
Acetate Overlay - Color Bok
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Tyhanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Inspiration Station:  Inspiration Photo #45

Pammies Inky Pinkies:  Anything Goes 2302
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  4 Legged Animals

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Ice Skating Frosty

Hi and welcome to my blog. Today I am showing a winter card using this cute stamp from Penny Black. I used a new plaid stencil that I bought myself for Christmas.😄 I also used Memory Box cloud dies and cut them out of glitter card stock. It has warmed up a bit here, but we are to get more winter like weather in a couple of days.

Stamp:  To All... Snowman - Penny Black
Dies:  Puffy Clouds - Memory Box
Stencil:  Plaids - Clear Scrap
Distress Oxide Ink:  Broken China - Ranger
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and Happy New Year!

Challenges entered:

Dare 2B Artzy - Winter Fun
Penny Black - Something New
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Too Cute
Stencil Fun - Winter 

Many Ways to Color Series #1

 Hi and welcome to my blog. At the beginning of each new year I start a new series on my blog. This helps me to stay motivated in my card crafting and to pull out things in my stash that I have not used in a long time. This year for this series I decided to concentrate on the many ways I can color stamps and cards. I had seen this technique on pinterest, so I decided to start with this one. Here is the link to the technique. I must give credit where credit is due! http://tatterednestdesigns.com/the-reality-of-a-dreamer-a-watercoloring-technique/. I deviated just a bit when I made my card. Instead of using the Distress Sprays, I used the Distress Stains since I only had those. 

Stamps:  Slim Rose Tendrils - Stampendous
               Italian Poetry Background - Hero Arts
               Saying - Stampendous
Dies:      Stitched Circle - Gina Marie
               Leaves - No Brand
Distress Stains

This is the stamp I used on the left side of the card. I colored it in using the stain droplets left on my mat.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day and a Happy New Year! 

Monday, January 9, 2023

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #381

Happy New Year House-

Mouse FANS!

We are here with a new challenge for you.


with the option theme of 


Challenge ends January 22nd

 so join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)

 Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.


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Stamp:  Watercolor Wishes - Stampendous
Dies:  Scored and Pierced Rectangles - Spellbinders
Stitched Rectangles - Want 2 Scrap
Dotted Rectangles - Sizzix
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy New Year! I hope your year will be full of many blessings.

Challenges entered:

Inspiration photo

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes #577 - #578

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

My Two Favorite Things

Hi and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a happy Holiday Season. What better way to start off the New Year making a card with my two favorite things - cats and birds! Over at the Inspiration Station challenge they are showing a photo to inspire you each month. Here is the picture for this month.

Since these are my two favorite things I made my card to go along with the picture. I have three cats and they love looking out the window at the birds at my bird feeders.

At the Double Trouble challenge the option is to use a stencil. I stenciled the branch and then used some ink to lightly color in the leaves.

Stencil:  Branch - Unknown
Stamps:  Bird - Illustration of Faith
Cat - Lost Coast Designs
Die:  Window - Memory Box
Paper:  Coastal Couture - DCWV
Distress Inks
Archival Inks

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I wish you all a very Happy and Blessed New Year!

Challenges entered:

Inspiration Station:  Inspiration Photo

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