Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Enjoy the Ride!

It's a balmy 90 degrees today and the sun is shining brightly!  I just love days like this!  It reminds me of all the times I spent at Kings Island riding The Beast with my friends.  Which reminds it remains to be my favorite roller coaster of all time!!  When we were waiting in line for hours (at times) we would share potato works fries.  One time I had a friend dump malt vinegar on my fries.  I wanted to ring her neck as I had no money left and my fries were ruined.  But I got over that as soon as I strapped in to the ride. Gosh I miss those days!  I almost forgot my step daughter rode her first roller coaster with ME!  What an honor to have one of her firsts!!

Anyhow the Monthy Hero Arts Kit from July 2018 took me back to those days.  Here's my creation.  Enjoy the ride.  And don't forget to follow me. :)

Prodcuts used: Distress Oxide inks, Versafine Onyx blank  ink, fine silver embossing powder SSS, Recollections white embossing powder, white cs, black cs, MHA July 2018 Kit stamps and dies

Challeges Entering:
CAS challenge 281
Creates and Makes Challenge 22
Die cutting Divas #378

Thursday, July 12, 2018


I am in a challenge on facebook where I received bits and pieces to be used on a card and I have to say I had so much fun transforming this one.  I received rose gold glitter paper, a polka dot design paper, a black and white ribbon ( not used) and a holographic butterfly.  I wasn't excited about the holographic butterfly so I removed one layer from it and used black stazon to make it monochrome and then added gems to it.  But what I think is the show stopper is the glitter butterfly!  I hope that you enjoy the card!  Don't forget to follow me!  Have a super day!!!

Products used:  white cs, plum cs, lavender cs, rose gold glitter cs, polka dot cs, cream sheer ribbon, wink of stella,  black memento ink, heart felt creations butterfly dreams die set

Challenges entering: 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sun Dancing

When I was a little girl I took ballet, tap, and jazz and loving every minute of it.  Admittedly, I was not as talented as I wanted to be, but in my heart I was.  Have you ever had that kind of experience?  My girlfriend recently gave me a picture of a dancing flamingo from coloring-pages-kids and it was me to Tee!  The awkward stance and the knobby knees, and the outfit.  I laughed and knew I had to create a card with it.  I hope you enjoy it.  

Products used:  flamingo digital picture, turquoise cs, pink cs, white cs, recollections designer paper, salmon colored ribbed ribbon, yellow enamel dots, nuvo crystal drops in seashell ivory, spectrum noir alcohol markers

Challeges Entered into:  

My little ladybug!

I called my beautiful (now grown) girls ladybug when they were little.  I have to admit I miss those times, but am so thankful they grew up to be lovely ladies.  My girls were the inspiration for this card, and since Independence Day was here last week, I naturally chose the red, white, and blue colors.  This is my first submission as a design team member for Crafty Creations Challenges, and our wonderful sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  I chose the Ladybug Fairy Digital Stamp and am excited to share it with you.  I also want to thank Barbara Bruder for inviting me to the team.  Without further ado here is my creation!

Products used:  Santa Fe Garden designer paper, blue cs, red, cs, bugaboo digital stamp, spectrum noir alcohol markers, spectrum noir colored pencils, wink of stella, nuvo drops, white sheer ribbon, and pearl embellishments.  

The sponsor this month is

Challenges entering:

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Get Well My Beautiful Friend

My friend from church is battling cancer and having a real hard time with treatments.  My heart hurts for her, and I would do anything to cheer up.  She has a soft spot for teddy bears, so I thought I would create this little card and send her a little love.  I hope that you like it. 
Products used:  White, brown, pink, lite blue cs, pink plaid designer paper, Beary Sick F digital stamp, pink ribbon.  

Challenges Entering:

Monday, July 2, 2018

Melty Monday

Don't you just love it when the ice cream truck comes down your street?  For me it brings back childhood memories of pool parties with my friends and long afternoon talks with my bestie on the driveway.  Karen and I would scream with excitement when we heard the truck heading our way.  My favorite were the orange pops and the red, white, and blue bomber Popsicles.   I don't hear the truck too much anymore in my neighborhood, but occasionally it comes back.  It makes me smile seeing all the moms and their kiddos flagging it down. Fortunately, the truck came by this weekend and it spurred me to make some fun popsicle cards.  I hope you enjoy these cards, and that it may inspire you to do the same. 

I used die cut tags from Michaels clearance, summer party paper pack, stampin up Sunny Fun stamp set,copper embossing powder, versamark, white cs, and pearl embellishments

Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer Daze

Summer is in full swing here in the Cincinnati area, but I don't have a tan to prove it. I have completely wiped out my stash of birthday cards, which is a good thing!  I need to get the creativity flowing again and come out with some fresh new ideas.  While I am pondering away what is next I just wanted to share with you few cards that I have made for flamingo/pool party challenge that I am part of.  I hope you enjoy them.  Let me know what you think.
items used:  tamparatus, stampin write markers (blushing bride, pink pirouett, calypsa coral, hampton arts stamp set  flamingo/pinapple, silver mirror cs, turquise cs, whtie cs, salmon colored twine, multi colored pearl accents.  

Items used:  mermaid lagoon distress oxides, mento ink, dsp, and pearl accents and white cs for the base

I am submitting these cards in the following contests: