Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Die Cutting Divas Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone
I am thrilled today say one of my best
blogging buddies 
Georgiana from
asked me to be 
a guest today over at
Die Cutting Divas
sketch challenge
now as with any sketch you make it your 

made this for my granddaughter
I used some of my favorite die's on this one
I have the original so my sentiment is 
a little different 
and the adorable stamp

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Boy I have really been behind the eight ball 
for the last few holidays but 
Especially for Valentine's Day
thought my co-workers were all going
to cry when I said I didn't think I would 
be able to get any cards done...
luck for me a simple design and some
crazy stamping and I was able to pull it off...
started with one of my favorite all time dies 
form Mama Elephant
 ink the base with Tim Holtz 
cracked pistachio 
added some beautiful flowers from
Lawn Fawn 
it's no wonder both of these are sold out 
but they always come back in stock

Hope everyone has a sweet Day!

"Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart."
~Author Unknown

Saturday, January 27, 2018

cardstock price comparison

Been doing a lot of organizing and replenishing lately 
thought I would share some price comparisons 
I did on cardstock
hope this may help anyone wondering who has
the best prices these are papers 
I have used
all are great quality 

My Favorite Things 
this is one of may favorites
100lb cardstock
25 sheets $6.99
.2796 per sheet 
free shipping over $75
10% off over 100.00
this would lower the price to 
25 sheet $6.29
.2516 per sheet

Papertrey Ink 
another one of my favorites 
110lb. cardstock
12 sheets $3.00
.25 per sheet

24 sheets $5.00
.20833 per sheet 

50 sheets $9.00
.18 per sheet 
this is the best price per sheet 
free shipping over $80.00

Gina K Designs
100lb cardstock
25 sheets $7.95
.318 per sheet
free shipping over $50.00
recently ordered lots of Red card stock

Stampin' Up
80 lb cardstock 
24 sheets $8.00
.499 per sheet

Simon Says Stamps 
100lb cardstock
10 sheets $4.99
.499 per sheet

Taylored Expressions
100lb card stock
15 sheets $4.50
.30 per sheet 

Lawn Fawn 
100lb cardstock
10 Sheets $6.00
.60 per sheet 

Let me know what cardstocks you use 
and like.....

Happy Crafting 


Sunday, November 19, 2017

so thankful

been a while since I entered in a challenge but
my good friend Georgiana sent me a facebook
reminder about her joining her fabulous challenge 
over at 
the challenge is 
they have a new challenge every Tuesday
so you still have time to head over an link up
I used 
started with a kraft base 
embossed with a
Cuttlebug Distressed stripe folder
inked with TH walnut stain 
I stamped the images with versafine onyx black ink 
and heat embossed with clear embossing powder
these were stamped on Strathmore Bristol smooth
paper colored with zig clean color real brush markers...

"Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men;
but be careful that you do not take the day,
and leave out the gratitude."
~E.P. Powell

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

wow don't know where my time is going this last month
I can't seem to get anything done.
Feel like it takes me twice as long to do half as much....
guess that is just the way life is. 
woke up early this morning made a cup of coffee,
went in to my craft room 
luckily I found lots of goodies I made last year and 
never used organized everything and made this quick little card
Happy Thanksgiving is from
Thankful for You
The cute little chicks at from 
The banners and circles are from 
My Favorite Things
there are pierced and unfortunately they don't make them anymore
but any circle or banner dies will do.
A button and a bow and one Thanksgiving card is done.

"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way."
American Indian saying

Saturday, October 21, 2017

hope your hallween is KING-SIZED

Used my new favorite  
and a perfect little piece of pattern paper from my 
huge pile of scraps
some glossy accents and so crystal stickles 

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.

~Author unknown

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Started with a 
out of gun metal glitter paper 
next a 
first stamped and colored these adorable 
little ghost with zig clean color real brush markers 
then stamped the same ghost and sentiment
with versa-mark then embossed 
with hero art fine detail white embossing powder 
a few gems and some crystal stickles 
and a pretty cute Halloween card 

"Eat, drink and be scary."
~Author unknown

Have a great week!