Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friends of Flourish #2

Good Morning, today our Friends of Flourish Challenge is to make a Christmas Card.
 I have used a image from the Glory To God Set.
After coloring and adding some Stickles  for Shimmer I cut the
image out. The embossed cross stiches were added and a strip of
dp down the center. The image and sentiment were added. It is s simple
card but has the true meaning of Christmas.
I know its the day before Christmas but pop over and show us one of the
cards you have made for this year!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Friends of Flourish Challenge

Happy Happy Saturday... Today is the Friends of Flourish  first Challenge.
I chose the theme, it is Pearls & Lace! My  super talented
 Teammates and I are very excited about our new team.We hope to inspire you to pull
 out your pearls and lace and join us! Please stop by and check out all 
my teamies awesome creations, each one of us has used one of the
 beautiful Flourish images and/or sentiments. You will  also want to check out the
 store for all the wonderful Stamp sets and supplies for all your needs.
I have used the Petunia Image from the Year of Flowers Set 2
colored with Copics and cut out.
. I dyed the ribbon to match and added a pearl center to
the flowers on the lace. A bit of distressing and embossing
a sentiment and its done!

Kren Kurts -
  Vickie Yeakley - 


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Happy Tuesday...Today Tuesday Throwdown is being Sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.
  I am using the cute little Candy Cane Gingerbread Boy image.
.It is a simple card that went together pretty quick.
 Embossed the base then added a little strip of dp that went with the image.
The red and black with a sentiment and faux stitching.
 Colored the image, cut it out and attached.
Stop over and  join the challenge, while you are at it 
check out Robyn's Fetish too!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Flourishe's Stamps in Review

Today we are doing a Review of Stamps at Flourishes.  I am featuring a image from the set called Endearing Rose.

I couldnt wait to use this pretty new image with the birds !Using pencils and Copics 
I  colored the image. I die cut it twice but just didnt like it so I finally decided to just cut it out.
 After cutting it out I have attached it to the print half oval
 even though the print doesnt show in the pic. The sentiment was embossed
 on the Vellum and a gold glitter added to each edge.
Some hand dyed ribbon and done.After took the pic I
can see the sentiment should have been
over to the left more but I glued it down along the glitter lines
 and no more paper that color so just have to go with it!

Be sure to visit the other DT members for more inspiration.

Davi   (You are here)

Thanks for joining us for the release!  Be sure to check out the other products Flourishes has to offer!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts Blog Hop

I'm Excited to have been asked to join the Friend of Flourish Team and today

  Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts are joining together on this fabulous
 Cyber Monday for our first blog hop together, we are excited to share with you
our designer’s creativity using each company’s products and each designer
 unique style. Make sure to leave a comment on each
 designer’s blog as we will be giving prizes away randomly
 from two of the designer’s blog.


For my card I have used the Cardinal Image and Sentiment from the Winter Birds Set.
I did a background with versamark clear embossing and diamond dust but didnt like 
it so this background is dry embossed with a snow folder. The doily is a Spellbinder.
The bird was colored with pencils and copics and cut out.The red print boarder was
 covered with Versamark and clear powder added to brighten up
the red. A couple layers of  Scallop negatives on the
Plaid dp and a red cording and jingle bell added.

                                 Below are the links to each team members blog so go ahead and
start your commenting,  they have lots of Fabulous inpiration for you using different Stamps and Products.
YOU may be the winner of some great paper crafting prizes!

Jennifer Vanderbeek -
Gloria Hayoung Lee -
Martha Lucia Gomez -
Commenting will end at 6:00 Am Wednesday

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Team B~~~

Happy Tuesday to you all! Here at Tuesday Throwdown we are being sponsored 
by Craft Classes Online.
The Challenge is All About Words,  words being your focal point.
I used and old Waltzing Mouse image for my focal point.
Pretty simple card.

For my USA friends be sure to exercise your right to vote today!!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Happy Saturday!!!

Good Morning Ladies!  
Marks Finest Papers has decided to close its doors so more challenges.

 Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner Im making a few cards.
Today Im using a pumpkin from the  Autumn Splendor Set.
. Dont you love the pumpkin image, it a great one to color. I colored up 
 3 in fact but only ended up using one for this card. The scrap paper is not exactly
 fall but the peachy tones and swirls seem to go with my little pumpkin just fine
. I added the tab and embossed it. Using the sentiment from
 the I Am Thankful Set. The orange border is the negative left over from a
 star die that I had cut out. A few sequins and its a wrap!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Challenge #44

Good Morning Friends, we have a new MFP Stamp Challenge
 Anything Goes... how easy it that!

Anything you make will qualify for an entry, so come on and join the fun this week.
I started with coloring my flowers from the Asian Delights Set. 
The purple SU paper is embossed with a Dotted Swiss folder and cut
 with a Stampin Up scalloped die The dp is old and I dont know who made it.
 Using some inks I colored up some paper and cut the sentiment background 
with a Spellbinder die as well as the background for the flowers.
 Some twine and a button finish it off.

As I see some of you posting pics of your fall trees clothed in beautiful colors 
 Im a wee bit jealous lol! But here in the southwest its nice
in a different  way. With cooler temps and the little rain on Sunday everything 
is beautifully green and flowers blooming like crazy. The weather 
is supposed to cool down into the 80s next  week but even in the
 90s the nights are cooling and its a delightful time to be outside 
We have most of our fall garden planted
 and hope to finish it tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Conie Fong Art

is our Sponsor this week at Tuesday Throwdown and the
 challenge is pretty simple...   add a Border!
I am using the Feeling Fabulous image from Connie Fong. 
I love that her images have the sweetest faces, isn't this one adorable. 
After coloring her up I cut her out with a Spellbinder die. Some corner borders.
I also used Stampin Up dies for the for borders across the card.
 Foam dotted her on and added the sentiment cut with a old Cuttlebug die.
 My teammates did a super job on this challenge!
 Check out their cards. Hope you will join us.

You know I just have to share a little something.
A few days ago my hubby calls me at work to say
I had received a large package!
When I get home from work I open a package stuffed full of wonderful stamps!
 A gift from Stacy Morgan, how amazing is that!
 Since I have started blogging I have met so many wonderful ladies and been
blessed by many as well. When I started out I didnt know how to
do links. Mona called me and walked me thru it. I have
 received papers and other goodies from
Mary and Leanne and there have been others as well. My
sweet friend Martha keeps me in crafting supplies!
Many thoughtful and sweet inquires and encouragements over time.
I just want to say a HUGE thank you to all!
You all enrich my life for knowing you!

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Good Morning Friends!
 Saturday means a new Challenge at MFP Stamps
We have a color challenge today.

We would love to have you play along with us this week, 
just make sure to include all three colors on your card or project.

Another simple card is in order. Ive been battling a horrible sore throat
and sinuses. Seems to have made my vertigo a little worse the past few
days too. So all that to say this didnt take too much time. I used the
embossed strip for the side because of the swirls
 reminding me of blowing leaves.
 The oval was cut with a  Little Inkers Die.
I love these leaves and sentiment  from the Autumn Splendor Set.
Colored and cut out two of the images then cut them up and
stuck on. The twine wrapped and tied. There you go easy peasy!
MFP Stamp Store has a 15% off Sale right now
 Do go check it out. Im sure you will find
 something  you cant live without!!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Challenge #43

Today at MFP Stamp Challenge we have a group of inspiration pics for you. 

I love the green white and black But I did that the last inspiration
so I chose the sunflower this time.
The Image and sentiment are both from the Bring On The Sun Set.
After coloring my image and
glittering the bees wings I mounted it on brown.
After the scrap piece was cut into a fishtail it was attached
 with a raffia tied button.
The base was randomly stamped with the Cracked Hello.
My week has be extremely hectic so quick and easy
was the order for this one!
Hope you stop over and join us this week!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Halloween inspired photo

That is the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week is to take
 your inspiration from this photo!

 Frankly Im not keen on Halloween so I tried to go with a sweeter look.
Our sponsor is a Day for Daisies.
 They generously supplied us with the all images. I am using the
First Flight image. I did add a little purple into my
card. I made the layered pennants then attached them to a curved strip, covering
the strip in black glitter and attached with the black dots
On the ends. I also added the row of dots.
A scrap piece of dp was attached to some purple with the edge
cut with a scalloped SU die.
I attached the image the black piece. It was a Spellbinder Scalloped Rectangle
that I cut down to fit the image size.
A little computer generated sentiment foam dotted on
trying to make it more of an encouragement card than Halloween!
My teammates really made some wonderful cards so stop
 over for some inspiration!

Saturday, October 8, 2016


For our MFP Stamp Challenge this week we were to make
 a Faux Metal Embellishment. 
We have an easy to follow tutorial so be sure to hop on over and give it a try!
Cas seemed the way to go with this one.
I used silver embossing power generic brand. The sentiment
is from the Great Flowers Set.
The bottom sentiment is from the  same set.    
 I wired on the faux metal piece and stamped the bottom.
 Pretty quick but I need a couple guy cards so this will qualify! 

Thank you for the kind comments on my
Last week rant about someone coming into my 93yr old dad's house and stealing
 a Large amount of money, phone and medication! 
 My mom calls me at work about 11:00am all frantic.
 You will not believe it, the guy came back today!!
 However today my dad was sitting in his chair reading. Kept hearing noises but it was
 pretty windy so at first thats what he thought it was. When he heard his side door
 shaking he went to check and the guy was standing there jerking the door looked right 
in the window at my dad. He took off before my dad could get out the door! When the 
police came we discovered he had first try to get in the back door and bedroom window. 
 The police brought back a photo lineup and my dad identified him! 
 But they have to find him before they can arrest him!
Please pray they find him soon!!!

On a more cheerful note....
Here is the Southwest a pretty vine grows  called a Coral Vine (Antigonon).
 I have one in the front and one in the back yard. The backyard has grown up over
 the  entire top of shade cloth protecting the pond and
more fragile plants for the summer. The whole top is a blaze of pink and these few are
coming over the side. They looks so pretty thought I would share a pic of it.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

New Saturday Challenge

Good Morning friends, today MFP Challenge is CAS with birds.
 Im slowly getting the hang of the cas. I have used the peacock from the  
Be A Showoff Set. I love peacocks, the males are so majestic with their stunning tails.
 They stir memories from when my girls were young and we had a
menagerie of horses, goats, chickens and dogs
They would fly high up in the trees to roost at night and then
fuss over whose spot was whose lol!! Super
watch dogs they are too!
So anyways onto my card, as you can see a simple swish of color 
and splashes with bit of black spatter.
A fast brown swish for a limb for my little guy to sit on 
and a sentiment to finish it off.
Be sure to stop by and check out my teammate
wonderful creations and show us yours!!

Im feeling frustrated and have to vent! My father will be 94 in a couple
days and on Wednesday he went to lie down for a nap
at about 9:45 am got up about 11:45. A person or
persons  climbed over a 6 ft block wall and 
had entered his home, going  thru the entire
house opening closets, drawers and containers. They took
some of his medications, a very large sum of money and his cell phone
all while he was sleeping. Walking right by his bedroom going into
the others. Im glad he didnt wake up because I shudder
to think what might have happened. I live the next block over
from him, its a nice neighborhood. Is nowhere safe...
It is a crazy world we live in today.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Team B

Today our Challenge is at Tuesday Throwdown is
Fall Feathers and our Sponsor is  Sami Stamps.

 I am using Bird on a Branch image for my card.
I watercolored the bird and added a few layers of fall colors.
A little raffia and button for embellies and viola!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Color Challenge this week.

It;s that time at MFP Stamp Challenge this week
. It is a color challenge and the color is PINK
a project with lots of pink can also use neutrals white and black. Mine is pretty simple today. 
A dotted swiss embossed stripe with a Spellbinder design down the center.
 The teacup and sentiment is from the Relax A Bit Set.I added silver to the edges
 of the cup lip and the design down the side however 
I see it looks like some smeary stuff
. Well it is what it is not redoing it!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Inspiration Photo

Happy Saturday, it is time for a new MFP Stamp Challenge and it is photo inspired!

Our inspiration photo has many different possibilities

The black white and lime really jumped out at me so thats my choice.
 I cut all the pieces in several different colors trying to decide what worked best, 
so here is my take.
Decided on a black background and then added the green layer cut
with a Spellbinder I think its called Radiant Rectangles.
Then some white and black layers. The bottom
stripe is a piece of Washi Tape.
The flower is from the Gardenia Set
and sentiment is from the  Dogwood Set.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Sketch

Today we are using a Sketch for our Challenge.

Our Sponsor is Lacy Sunshine and I am using the Pickles Mad Hatter Tea Party

Isn't this image the most fun, it made me laugh, a frog at the Mad Hatter! 
So after coloring the image
I matted it and everything else in black. A left over piece of dp
blended with the image and a piece of recycled See's candy wrapper
 for the black & white. I used a Stampin UP die to cut the scalloped piece
 and them dry embossed. 
The black resin dots were perfect for the three embellies. 
Be sure to stopover at Tuesday Throwdown to see
my teamies creations and you will want to stop over at 
Lacy Sunshine to see all of her great Stamps and Digis!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Challenge # 37

Today at MFP Stamp Challenge is Technique Week....Twine wrapped block.
 I used a small square stamp as my block as I didnt have a acrylic block and it 
worked fine.First added random color to my card then
 stamped with the string alternating directions on each row
 and then dry embossed with the dots.
. Using the Pansy image from the 
Today Tomorrow and Always Set.

 I stamped and colored them then cut them apart to add to the oval.
 The sentiment is from the Friends Set.
It is always fun to try something new and find 
all the different ways you can do it. My talented teammates
 got creative with this one so stop 
over and check out the great inspiration they have for you.
Looking forward to seeing all of your ideas and creations too!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

CAS Card

This week its a CAS with a Birthday theme.
 For once I was happy to do a cas, since Im still struggleing with the vertigo.
 Swish some color and stamp, cant get any easier! I used the border from the
 Birds & Trees Set and HB from the Great Flowers Set. 
Actually my teamies did some really awesome CAS so
 stop over and check them out at MFP Stamp Challenge this week!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Happy Birthday!!

Sadly today is my last week as guest at City Crafter's
I have had a great time joining in with this talented
 group of ladies, thanks so much for having me!! 
So today we are challenging you to make a birthday card. I have used a Poppy Power
 image from their Short Stack Set. I love these fun cups stacked and the sweet bird.
I first embossed the card base with a Dotted Swiss Folder, then colored my image.
 After coloring I added dimension paint  to the cups then 
matted it on a Scalloped Spellbinder Rectangle. 
The Sentiment is from the same set repeatedly stamped and
 a Stampin Up border die added. A little string and sequins for a bit of embellie. 
We would love to have you join in the fun this week***

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Color Challenge

Happy Saturday !  Want to say sorry I havent been around commenting but I have had 
a two week bout with EXtreme Vertigo and It's been a crazy ride.Couldnt sit up or stand.
 Im a bit wobbly but at least upright and praying that it will soon be gone!
 I will show great compassion to anyone who suffers from this horrible stuff! 

So anyway on to the challenge. Here at Marks Finest Papers our challenge this
 week is to use the color orange. Now this is certainly Not my favorite color but actually
 wasnt as hard as I thought it would be. I found some Stampin Up paper and started from there
. I have used  pretty  image from the Roses Set,  colored it
 orange and mounted on some vellum..
 Some lace a little die cut and sentiment finish it.
 So take the plunge and try using
 orange, we would love to have you join us!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

City Crafter Challenge #

Good Morning Friends!!
 Once again I have the privilege of joining the talented Ladies at City Crafter's.
The Challenge today is about You. Use the word You in your sentiment.
I have used an old Pixie Cottage image colored with
watercolors. Drew and cut out the sun. Used a sunny  yellow dp and
 a piece of rick rack for an embellie.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

City Crafters # 325

Today the Challenge at City Crafters is to make a 
 Black & White card.for a celebration!
 Such  possibilities with this one right!!
 I love polka dots so I started there for  my base.
  The diagonal die is from PTI and the black rick rack was made with a
 Scalloped Stampin Up border die. The black doily and flower are
 Spellbinders as is the tag. I added a pearl for my flower center and 
I found this cool old button in my one of my treasured button boxes!! 
The sentiment is from  the 
Chrysanthemum Set of MFP Stamps 
. Pop on over and join in this week!!

Sorry  ladies not so good at this blogging. Thought had it fixed to go yesterday. 
Trying to help my sister as she has EXTREME vertigo and is on her back. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

MFP Challenge

Happy Saturday Friends! Today the MFP Challenge is a glitter background. There is a how to tutorial for you to follow if needed.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

City Crafter Challenge #324

Good Morning Ladies. I am joining the talented City Crafters Challenge
again this week and there is a  inspiration photo for you  to use.

I have used the colors and the radiating pattern.
My sun with the radiating rays and the pin wheels as well.
Stamped and cut out the pin wheels added a glitter center and popped
them up . All of the ladies have such great cards
you will want to stop by and check them out for
some inspiration to join in the Challenge this week.

Saturday, August 6, 2016


Our MFP Challenge is a CAS card with a Fall Theme
. This has to be the quickest card Ive ever done! I got out  my Gelatos and
 swished fall colors on some watercolor paper and stamped the fall leaves
 from the Autumn Splendor Set. Mounted on some rust paper and that was it! 
 Stop over and join us this week!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown #305

Two Posts today, My City Crafter Challenge Post is right below this one....

Good Morning Ladies, today Team B is Challenging you to a Tic Tac Toe!
Our Sponsor is Robyn's Fetish

For my card I am using Button~Die-Cut~Flower
I printed two of the rose then colored both the images and cut part
 of the flower out and pop dotted it up
to give it more dimension, more obvious in person than in the pic.
I embossed the dp with a Dotted Swiss Folder.
The ribbon is hand dyed and looks more red but its really rust to go with the dp.
 The sentiment is cut with a
Spellbinder Pennant die and tied 
on with a button.. The scalloped top is cut with a Stampin Up Border die. 
 Lots of variations you can use with the Tic Tac Toe so
come join in the fun this week!

Monday, August 1, 2016

City Crafter Challenge Week #323

Im honored to have been asked to join the talented Ladies at City Crafter's this month.
 The Challenge is I have gained a stone...add a sweet treat such as cake, pie
 or cupcake. A touch of pink is an option.
I have used a Poppy Power image and colored it up in a girly pink
. A few layers for a top border cut with a Spellbinder die and a Martha Stewart punch
 along with some fun checked dp to go with the image. 
A bow and sentiment and Voila!  You must check out all of the Ladies Fabulous 
cards then come join in the fun. Cant wait to see what you create!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Challenge # 31

MFP Challenge this week is to make a different kind of card. I made a pocket card .
 After cutting the card I covered it with some lavender dp and added the Stampin UP border.
 My tag is cut with a Spellbinder Die and tied on .The sentiment is
 from the Oopsy Daisy Set.  My flowers are from the Friends  Set, I created
 a new hybrid color LOL!! As you can see I added a couple to my tag
. The top is cut with a Spellbinder die too. Simple but a nice change, you can
 tuck a gift card, little book etc in the pocket. 
We would be delighted if you come join us this week!

 The Card with tag in it
The tag
I also finished the inside of the pocket

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!