Thursday, October 24, 2019

leaf me

Still playing with my The Simple Things kit.  I cannot tell you how many cards i have gotten out of this kit over the years and i still have lots left to use up.  Repeat sentiments challenge.  I don't know which set the sentiment comes from it was a freebie.   Simon's challenge is to use fall colors.  YAY!

Entering into

Simon Fall Colors
GKD repeat sentiments October

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Simon's Monday challenge is Spooky.  This witch has been in my stash for many many years.  i love the big spider web from Tim Holtz.  Distress Oxide Inks blend so beautifully.


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is Halloween.  I love this pumpkin from Prickley Pear.  The spiders on the pumpkin crack me up. 

Hello Hello Hello

For Gina K Designs blog challenge to use a repeat sentiment.  i used a white gel pen around the sentiment because it got a bit lost on the patterned paper.  Using DP from The Simple Things kit and sentiment is from Hearts and Flowers kit. 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Water color sympathy leaves

Anything goes at Simon for Wednesday Challenge.
I water colored some stamped leaves from old SU stamps.  each layer is run through a textured embossing folder.  It gives the top layer a canvas look. 

Simon Says S

Simon says S is for...Monday Challenge
S is for Shaker, Sun, Sunshine and a Special sentiment.

Work It Wednesday Celebrate

Simon's Work It Wednesday is about Celebration.  With Stamptember coming up we will all SMILE.

Monday, August 26, 2019

GKD Wheel and Post

another entry for GKD masculine.  this old wheel and post just brings nostalgic feelings.

GKD Barn Scene

For GKD challenge to make a masculine card.  I have always loved this set. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Butterfly Delight

GKD is hostessing an Ombre look this month.  I've made a pretty cloud sky with a stencil going from dark to light with Starlight Crisp Ink and a stencil  The sentiment and butterfly are from GKD Springtime Silhouettes from a few years back.  Still one of my favorite kits.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Flowers and lace

Old farm houses remind me of flowers and lace curtains.  Captured in this card for Simon's Monday Farm Challenge. 
Using Prisma pencils on Kraft with Desert Fire embossing powder for outline.  Nuvo drops, of course.

for this large stamp i just colored with various Tombow markers and gave a very very light spritz of water from high up.  Added some clear Nuvo drops that don't show up too well in the photo.
Down on the farm there are always beautiful lush morning glories growing and little wrens are so sweet thrilling us with their songs.
Simon's Monday Farm Challenge

Friday, April 12, 2019

a small cuttlebug folder???

Stop the presses.  I watched a video that showed how to use the little square cuttlebug folders that have been languishing in my craft space for twenty plus years.  How to use them without getting the folder lines around them when you run them through your Big Shot.  I used my MFT stencil to create a swiss dot background qualifying this for the Simon Says no DP challenge.

Wildflower Sympathy

Entering into the color challenge for MFT

My photography skills and lighting leave a lot to be desired.  I have used a light gray base with a pinkish/salmon colored layer for the Peach Bellini.  It's difficult to tell that in the photo. My Blue Breeze is picked up in the clouds and Cornflower is the focal color.  This wild flower set from MFT truly is my most favorite set from them. Such a nice soft palette.


Sympathy cards seem to be my most used category.  It makes me a bit sad and then I remember that we are blessed to have so many friends in our lives.  Many of our friends are losing their parents and siblings.  It's what happens at this age.  I have a need to get a lot more of a stash of Sympathy cards to be prepared.  Does that sound morbid?
MFT Bold Backgrounds
MFT Wild FLowers
Distress inks
Blender brushes
MFT Sketch Challenge