Saturday, March 11, 2017


All winter it has been exceptionally reasonable with minimal snow. Here we are in March, and kaboom! Snow on the ground and promises of a major storm next week!! What?!?

So to keep'cha! Bet you are looking at the card and thinking of something I might say! Ha! I was thinking that my craft room is my happy place and the best place to stay warm!!

My dear friend has a birthday coming up and so for all the good times we have had, I made her this card. After all, she is now retired with all kinds of time to keep that girlish figure! Here you go! 


Hee! Hee! I had a chance to pull out my inka gold for the frame. It was lots of fun as I have not used them in a while. 

The stamp set is from simon says stamp-one of their own! 
Here's a close look:


Of course there had to be something inside:


Aren't they fun? Have a great day and I hope you have a special place to stay warm too!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Oh! chihuahua!

By now you must be wondering whether I am an animal lover? Of course! That's why today I get to share another High Hopes stamp! The birthday Chihuahua - "Chi Chi's Party", is available at One Crazy Stamper and High Hopes Stamps!

Have a look:

To color this I used Tim Holtz Distress crayons. I am just learning all the fabulous ways to use this  product. This was my first attempt. I colored this card using watercolor paper. The crayons offered an interesting effect. I have since learned there are so many more options on how to use this product you will be sure to see more!

Of course I had to add some interest to the inside:


The supplies I used were:
Paper: Basic grey and white and pink card stock
Stamp:High Hopes Chi Chi's Party stamp and greeting
Pastel pack of Tim Holtz distress crayons
Copper embossing powder
Couture Creations balloon die
Yellow stickles, water brush and pink organza ribbon
Memento ink

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Don't have a cow! Celebrate a birthday!

Will you be needing a card for an upcoming birthday? Celebrate with Charlie, the party cow! There's balloons and bling, oh, my!


Both the cow and balloons are 3 layers with pop dots in between. If I were to redo this card again, I would pop just the cows head one more time. I put glossy accents on the balloons to help them stand out and I used a label punch to cut out a piece to emboss a birthday greeting. 

This is my second card for One Crazy Stamper, using their High Hopes Stamps line. 

Supply list:
Stamps: High Hopes Charlie Party Cow and greeting
Ink: black memento ink
Copies: R20, C00, C1,C3, C5, C6, R24, C59, Y15, BG 05, E50
Prisma colour-sky blue light and gamasol
Wink of Stella-gold
Paper: Neena white card stock, Best Creation 
Card stock: yellow, red, and turquoise
Embellishments: gold embossing powder, red ribbon, glossy accents, Sookwang tape, pop dots, art glitter glue, yellow stickles
Dies: corner dies-creative dies, Whimpsey balloon die 
Label punch

Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pug Love!

If you follow me at all, by now you know I have been blessed with a pug! His name is Bandit. He has added a lot of joy since the passing of our last love, Hudson.


Bandit loves to sit on my shoulder while I am watching TV. Crazy but true! He also has some allergies, but we are not sure to what. Because of the allergies, last November he lost some of the black color to the tip of his nose. You can see this in the card below! I figured why not color this little guy just like my own! 


You can also see this published at One Crazy Stamper, where this month I have the pleasure of being their guest blogger! Thank you OCS!

The supplies I used for this card are:
Stamp: Bandits Cake
Paper: American crafts, Confetti; Neena white card stock; 
Card stock: yellow, mint green, brown and pink

Ink: memento black; metallic edger-yellow

Copies: T1-T6, Rv14, R 20, BG11, BG34,BG32, Y15, Y19, YR23, YR65, E42, E43, E25,E29, E44 and "0" for those little mistakes! 

Stamp: High Hopes Birthday Pug and greeting

Punch: 1 3/4 and 2" Circle punches

Embellishments: black embossing powder, diamond stickles, pop dots, doodle bug eerie eyes, glossy accents, Sookwang tape and glue dots and a wobbler!

Have a look at how I cut the head so it can tilt side to side just like when he looks at me with questioning eyes!


Thanks for stopping by the crafting playground!!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Last of Christmas

I don't know about you, but come Christmas I never seem to have enough cards! At Scrapfest last November I guess I was planning because I picked up these layered pre-cut images and I was able to put great cards together in minutes! 



You can be sure I will be getting more of these for my stash! 

Thanks for stopping by! 
Myra at the Crafting Playground! 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

You want the truth?

Are you wondering why have I not been updating this blog? Every time I try to do it from my iPhone, the app kicks me out! Did Apple and Blogger have a fight? It is very frustrating!

So, here I am at my computer. I rarely sit here these days. Its cumbersome and limiting. All my card pictures are taken on my phone and so I have to upload them here. Also, the amount of time it takes to upload from a computer to the blog, versus using the iPhone is substantially different. But enough. My apologies and reasons. I hope that you still enjoy my work and continue to drop by.

In November, I was a guest blogger with "Inspired by all the little things" ( Thanks to Karen Day for the invitation.

I was provided with this picture as my inspiration:

And this was my result:

I like the non-traditional colours for a Christmas card. Do you? I know that season has passed and it's on to Birthdays, Anniversaries, Thank you and more!

Happy 2017 Everyone!