Saturday, August 14, 2021

You push all the right buttons

 I am going to enter this is the Double D Jar Challenge. 

I used a digi purchased from Beccy's Place Store, Button Collector Set.  Used prismacolor pencils to color the image.  The sentiment was cut using Stampin' Up Lots of Labels Framelit Dies.  The image was cut using My Favorite Things Die-namics.  

I might use this card idea for a birthday card for my button collecting friends.

Thank you for checking out my blog.

Spread your wings and Fly

 I am entering the Double D Challenge using a Jar.  Mine is a mason jar with butterflies.

I stamped the jar and lid using Stampin' Up Jar of Love.  Stamped the butterflies using Stampin' Up Papillon Popourii.  Colored the butterflies using Prismacolor Pencils.  Sentiment is from Stampin' Up Little Lady Bug.  It's a simple card, with a lovely message. 

Thank you for looking at my entry. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Mixed Media: Laundry Days

 My dear friend, Shandy Davis, encouraged me to join her taking an on-line course in mixed media. 

The course is by mixed media artist Jennifer Chamberlin at  She does the project in several lessons that are well explained and all about having fun.  Her classes are quite affordable.

 As this is my first attempt at this technique I learned much and see where I would make changes on the next project.  

My completed project: 

This was built on a number of steps.  First one is to glue down images that tell a story.

Next step is to cover with white gesso.  After that dries the project is cut down to the size of the backing.  Then one dabs on paint color randomly, and use a stencil to add texture.  Then use a rubber stamp to add more interest.

Dresses were made from scraps of designer series paper, trims, washi tape, and whatever strikes one's fancy.  Bakers twine was used to create the clothes line.  The "clothes pins" are marks with a brown marker.  Edges are distressed for interest.  

It was a fun project and I can see variations to use for future projects.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021


Hello Blogging Friends!!

Welcome to my project for the "It's A Girl Thing: Turner Syndrome Awareness 3rd Annual Blog Hop and for this year we have added a Card Challenge so that more people can play along with us!

Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born missing partial or all of her second X chromosome leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities.  This condition occurs one in every 2,000 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term.  That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES!

Prize Winners will be announced on March 13th, 2021.

23 Caring and Generous Sponsors and 12 Design Team Members are offering prizes to a commenter and card makers and they are helping bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public.  For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page.  Thank you for learning about Turner Syndrome.

My TS related project is inspired by the TSF Mood Board

Visit the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop 2021 page to see how to become eligible for prizes.

I used Reflections Stamp "Bella" for the girl.  I like that she is wearing shoes that are too big, making her look like she is playing dress up.  The stamp included wings which could indicate she is a fairy, or is playing dress up fairy.  The image included a headband with feather that I choose not to include.  The card is colored using Prismacolor Pencils.  The sentiment came from Hero Arts "Thanks" stamp set.  The garden was created using Stampin' Up "Grace's Garden Stamp Set".  The butterflies were created using Stampin' Up "Papillon Potpouri".  Once I put the butterflies on, I wondered if the little girl is pretending to be a butterfly.  

The Turner Syndrome Foundation is a worthy cause.  We need to spread the word to support girls and women.  It was new information to me that these girls are usually lost during pregnancy.  The girls that make it full term are truly miracles.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Waterfall card

I have been wanting to make a waterfall card.  At Stamp Fest I purchased Art Gone Wild Waterfall Die.  Couldn't remember how to do it since it was months later.  Searched You-Tube and saw various examples.  It took several tries to get the card to operate.  First time for anything is usually a challenge.  Will be making more of this type another day.  The stamp set "Cats in the Craft Room" is from Gray Muse.  Lori Kobular gifted me with the darling stamp set.

I have a crafting friend who loves her naps.  Perhaps I should send it to her. Hmmm.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Using a card kit

I love the look of Anna Griffin cards.  I have a couple of kits and decided it was time to play with them.

  I opened up the Valentine's kit.  The cards are lovely, but the sentiments are more for significant other than friends.  The love of my life is my cat Benjamin.  He doesn't care about getting mail or cards.  So I decided to turn them into birthday cards.

A few were made into "Thinking of You" cards.  Made a couple of them for special friends.  The first one is for one of my dear stamping buddies.  I think she will like it.

I made this one for a special friend who is crazy for cats.  Used kitties from another Anna Griffin kit.

I had a good time playing with the cards, deciding how to decorate them and what sentiment to use.  Some of the cards I made alternative sentiments with stamps in my collection. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Thinking of you while Social Distancing

A group of friends decided to create a card exchange during this period of staying at home and social distancing.  This is my card.  I stole the idea from Connie of Simply Simple Stamping.  Used Stampin' Up stamps:  Ornate Style Stamps is a new set that will come out in the new catalog in June; the sentiment came from a retired set, Avant-Garden.