Saturday, July 23, 2016

Todays Challenge is

a color one. MFP Challenge is to use the color tan. It should be the predominate 
color but you can used black, brown or white as well as a small amount of
 1 other color. Tan was a bit hard for me, I like color!
Using a brown and tan plaid to add some color to the tan base helps.
 I decided on brown leaves instead of green, seemed
 to go better with my  tan & brown flower and  the
 background. I used a Spellbinder die for the leaf spray.
The sentiment is from the Sending Happy Thoughts Set..
Simple and relatively quick. You have the week
 to join in the fun so stop over!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Team B

Good Morning our Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week is use your
 Favorite Embellishment!
 Our Sponsor is Poppy Power and they have the Most Beautiful images!! 
If you love Botanicals this is the place to shop!! So I have used the
  beautiful Clematis image for my card, coloring it in reds. I love Clematis but
 unfortunately they dont like the desert and wont grow here, 
so have to be satisfied with them on a card!
I dont  know that I have a particularly favorite embellie but
 I do love ribbons and pearls. I didnt have any pearls so used some sequins,
 jewels and a hand dyed ribbon to go with my clematis image. My tag was
 embossed with a Stampin Up folder and the dp is a Teresa Collins World Travel
 piece. The pretty border is a PTI die. My teammates have some beautiful
 cards to inspire you so stop by and visit them!!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A different kind of card....

Today MFP Stamp Challenge has a new challenge. 
It is to make a rocker card, with instructions HERE. I havent made one
of these before but pretty easy. I have used some coordinating dps in coral 
tones. The images are from the lovely Asian Delights Set.
 Geisha girls are beautiful and I love their kimonos. 
I  have a beautiful one 
from when I was in Japan. After coloring
 all the images in the set I finally decided on this one. Cut her out 
and mounted to show her up a little better. 
The border is cut with a Spellbinder die and a little ribbon wrapped around.
 A quick card and fun. Dare ya to try it!!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Happy Saturday Friends

Today MFP Challenge is a Tie Die Technique. 
 Im dating myself of course when I say Im from the tie die era lol!! I remember when we 
had so much fun tie dying our tee shirts etc. Well this is a little bit different, no rubber bands 
bunching up fabric. Just some ink and paper. I dont have any foam dobbers so I just
 dropped the ink on and spread it with some water. The background is a little bold, 
but you get the idea. My  Pansy Stamp image is from the Sending  Happy Thoughts Set 
 and the sentiment is from the Chrysanthemum Set.
We would love to have you stop over and join our fun this week.
 We have a tutorial  Here....

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


That is our Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week
Our sponsor My Graffico as given us a whole myriad of Jungle Animals to use.
 I chose the Elephant, Monkey and Giraffe to color up and cut out. 
Using a jungle background to have them peeking thru and added a bit of burlap 
at the bottom. My teammates have used these images in lots of 
clever ways to inspire you. Stop by and join us this week!

Tuesday Throwdown Blog Hop Winner
So I had my hubby draw out of the bucket and the winner is.....
Jennifer Early
Please contact me so I can get your mailing addresss
 I want to Thank you all for participating in our Blog Hop,
 for taking the time to comment on my card and for becoming a follower.
 I wish that I could give you all a little prize but unfortunately I can only do one!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy Saturday!!

Today is a new MFP Challenge and it is a CAS with a picnic theme. 
 I have used the fruit bowl from the Celebrate Big Set and the sentiment is from
 the In the Den Set. These CAS are So hard for me, just way to plain lol!! So
 there you have it lots of white with one stamped image and sentiment.

I'm Very excited to say that my mom is being released tomorrow and it will be
 such a blessing to have her home. She only lives a few blocks from me, 
 so no more 45 min drives each way after work and weekends !!
 She will need some help but it will be so much
easier having her home!! 

For those of you in the U.S. have a Happy Fourth of July!


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown #300 Blog Hop

Winner for the drawing on my blog is
Jennifer Early
Please contact me so I can get your mailing address
Thank you all for participating, I so appreciate all the comments
and becoming a follower. Wishing I could give you all a prize but 
unfortunately I can only do one.

Today Tuesday Throwdown is excited to be Celebrating our 300th Challenge
 with a Blog Hop and Giveaway!!
Each of my teammates will be giving away a prize. Be sure to start at the 
 Tuesday Throwdown Blog and stop at each of our blogs leaving a comment
. One name will be drawn from each blog for a winner!
You should have arrived here from Judy aka Crafty Lady's Blog.
If not go back and start at Tuesday Throwdown.
From mine you will be hopping over to Debi Briles's Blog.

 I am using an old Penny Black Pansy image. I stamped it twice and cut some out
 of the second  to pop dot up for extra dimension. Using some lace and dyed ribbon 
to give it a more vintage look. The edge was punched with a 
Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment is mounted on a 
Spellbinder Fancy tag.

I will be giving away~~~ 
A Spellbinder Bird Sanctuary Shapeabilities,  Roll of Bakers Twine and a Ten pack of Sequins.

 Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.
 Winners will be announced on  Monday 11:59 pm Pacific Time. 
You will  have a week to contact me and I will have you email me your address to send your package.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Are you ready???

It is time for a new Stamp Challenge over at MFP!
 Its a color challange this week and the color is White!
You may use black and a small amount of one other color. I added a
 little grey for shading my flower and  green for the leaves. A embossed base
 and the one of the flowers from the Gardenia Set. The sentiment is from the
     Set and cut out with a Spellbinder tag die. Simple and quick.
The way I like it right now as there are not enough hours to go around.
My mom is still in rehab and it creates lots of demands
 on my time.This is a challenge indeed so take time 
to hop over and join us this week!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge & Birthday Blog Hop

Today we are doing a double post....It is time for the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.
 Our Sponsor is MHK Designs and the Distressing is the Challenge.
 I have used two of their Fruit Border images for my cards. I love these images!
The lemons I did in yellow and blue adding a dyed ribbon as you can see,
 distressing the edges both with ink and scuffing. The pears I used
 the pinks and greens with same distressing and sheer ribbon
.We would love for you to join our Challenge this week

 Our sweet teammate Asha Martin is also a part of the MHK Designs Today is her Birthday
 and if you know Asha you know she is not only talented but the sweetest lady certainly
 deserving a  Blog Hop in her honor. Tuesday Throwdown has been invited to
 join the MHK Designs Birthday Blog Hop for Asha!

Here's to you Asha,
Happy Happy Birthday sweet friend! 
Wishing you a fabulous day and a wonderful year!!

Hello, and welcome to our SURPRISE Birthday Beach Blog Hop for the lovely Asha! You should have
arrived here from CRAFTY GIRLs Blog. If not, start at the
MHKDesigns blog to complete the hop for more chances to WIN!
 We are celebrating a very special lady
today, and we're doing so by creating beachy birthday cards to wish her many happy returns.
Thank you so much for joining in our hop to say "Happy Birthday" to a dear friend!
 Your next stop on the hop is will be Debi Brile's Blog

Asha Martins
Bernie Cu9no (Guest)
Donna Thielker
Jerrie Mead
Jessica Kaiser
Judith Smith (Guest)
Judy VanZandt
Julie Odil (Guest)
Lilian Forsyth
Michele Henderson
Mynn Kitchen
Rocky Cra>er
Sathya Sankaran
Shawna Standish
Andrea Whisman (Guest, TT)
Bridget Collins (Guest, TT)
CraftyGirl (Guest, TT)
Davi Reid (Guest, TT)
Debi Brile (Guest, TT)
Emily Lauritzen (Guest, TT)
Jacqueline Meuller (Guest, TT)
Rachelle Olaridge (Guest, TT)
Sarah Marney (Guest, TT)
Tracey Mowbray (Guest, TT)
Tuesday Throwdown

Saturday, June 18, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge #25

Happy Saturday, its time for a new Challenge at Marks Finest Papers. 
 A Twisted Easel Card is the challenge this week. There is a tutorial here to
 show you how to do it. This is the first time for me but it was easy with
 the tutorial. I have used an image from the No Sour Grapes Set.Im not a
 wine drinker but I love grapes and cheese and  I
 really like this image, it just speaks to comfort to me for some reason.
 My card is simple not much embellishment, had lots
 of ideas but  because time is so short
 these days just happy to get it done!.We are having the
major plumbing issues that old houses seem to have and My mom is still in a
 rehab facility so I spend most my time after work there. Everything 
is in a uproar it seems...just gotta smile and keep on!
My teammates made some very nice inspiration for you so check them out! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Team B at Tuesday Throwdown

It's team B's turn to share this week. Our sponsor is  Robyn's Fetish
 and they have provided us with our images. Its a Man's World is our Challenge.
Stop by and check out my teammates creations to inspire you.