Sunday, October 18, 2020

Holly Jolly Christmas


Stamps: MFT Sweet Christmas Wishes
Washi Tape

Hi Friends,

Just playing along with this weeks MFT sketch. Love these little PI's and this one had my name on it, lol. 

Have a great day,


Holiday Get-Together


Stamps: Mama Elephant - Toasty Friends
Sunny Studio - Scenic Route
Paper: Doodlebug design - Frosty Friends

Stamps: Sugar Peas - Gnome for Christmas
Sunny Studio- Scenic Route
Paper - Photoplay Kringle

Hi Friends,

I love this new sketch  Crystal has posted in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cards on Facebook. At first I was wondering how I was going to be able to get three patterns to compliment eachother and not clash, and then that became the easy part once I put my mind to it, lol. I have a few others I could have put together, but I'll stop at two.  I love this little Sunny Studio Scenic Route for backgrounds. It just made it all come together. 

I hope everyone is having a great day. I am watching Football and making cards today. So relaxing and fun. 

I hope you are well and stay safe!


Sunday, October 11, 2020

Cruising By.....


MFT Better together stamps and die cuts
MFT On the Road die
MFT Carpool die
MFT retired - You move me
Copic Markers

Hi Friends,

Well, I did it again. I was sitting here watching football and I knew I wanted to use my carpool kit again with the on the road die that came in and all the sudden, it was this weeks sketch all over again, lol. 

So I thought, what the heck, and just went with it. I'm not even sure there is a limit on how many you can enter, but I'm just going to roll with it. 

Honestly, I do love a good sketch and I have been in a card making move for the past few weeks, so I'll make them even if I can no longer enter. 

I've also been doing a slow reorganization. It's kinda like starting to clean up the playroom and then finding toys you want to play with, lol. A friend of mine told me years ago that I should just throw away my scraps of paper because I would never use them. I had all the "like" colors together with a paper clipper. Over the years I have pulled them out to use them, but to be honest, those papers came out of their clippers and it was like going through the whole craft bin just to find a color I wanted. But then I was watching a Jennifer McGuirre video and she keeps her paper in these Office Depot Job-ticket non-glare, Super Heavy Weight Pockets and so I bought some and reorganized all those papers. Now it is so easy to pull out these pockets and go through the scraps. I  have hardly had to use any new paper. The other thing she does is keep paper cut for fold over cards and fold sideways cards. She takes hers to Kinko's, but I sat here one afternoon and cut up 100 and then cut up another 50 to have the 4.24 X 5.5 white paper already cut. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed having these all ready to go. It just makes all the difference in the world. I have a few Art Bins containers full of stamps. So I did some rearranging to put all my MFT in their own Art Bins containers today. I had started out doing this with the MFT, but then I just started adding them to the others as I ordered. So those are all tucked away in their places and I don't have to "search" for them. I also intend to do this with the Lawn Fawn stamps I have. And then we'll see from there what I do, lol. 

Part of the motivation is having to share this space with my husband who has been working from home. I can't just start something and then leave it til I can get back to it. I have to have it all clear by Monday morning. I shouldn't say, "have to", but you know, it's what you do when you are sharing spaces. 

So anyway, while I reorganizing the MFT stamps, I got a chance to look at the old retired stamps that I still love. And it makes it easy right now to remember what I have in there that may go with the new. hence, pulling out and using retired stamps. Which I consider a win. 

I hope you all have had a crafty day. 

Stay well and be safe, 


Hello My Friend


MFT - Label Makers Sentiments
MFT Die-Namics - Happy Hello
Distress Inks

Hello My Friend,

I decided to take a few liberties with this weeks MFT sketch. Again, I am using those retired Label Makers Sentiments for the first time, lol. I'm also using the Happy Hello die that I believe is also retired. I die-cut it and then added my own shadow by just cutting around the word. For the background, I applied some distress inks and spritzed with water. I was debating about shimmer mist and now I wished I would have, but sometimes enough is enough. I also used Nuvo drops again. 

Thanks for checking in and I hope you are enjoying your weekend. 

Be well and stay safe!


Happy Birthday Princess


MFT -Birthday Girl
MFT Retired - Label Maker Sentiment and Love
Paper - Stamps of life Thanks Collection

Hi Friends,

I'm using this weeks MFT sketch challenge for my Birthday Girl.  I have birthdays on the brain since today is my Sisters Birthday - Happy Birthday!!!

This weekend was the first time I have used these label maker stamps (and now they are retired, lol) and I love them! It may have been a passing fad, but it's new to me. 

I had so much fun Coloring up this cute little PI image. I'm also trying out Nuvo drops. I have mixed feelings about using drops instead of acylic dots, but so far, I do like these. 

I hope you are having a relaxing and fun weekend, 

Stay well and be safe, 


Sunday, October 4, 2020

Have a Blast


Stamps: My Favorite Things Space Explorer and S.U. Marbled background
Paper: Brutus Monroe Watercolor Galaxy 
Copic Markers

Hi Friends,

I'm playing along in a couple challenges. This sketch challenge from My Favorite Things and There's a Stamp for That challenge - Use at least three circles. 

This was a lot of fun to make and I have had these super cute stamps for a while and have never used them. This is also the first time I've used this paper and I'm so glad to have a Galaxy background premade, lol. 

I hope you all are having a great Sunday. I'm enjoying this day watching Football and spending time with the family. 

I hope you are well and stay safe!


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Sending You Warm Hugs


Stamps: My Favorite Things - Merry Chrismoose
Paper - Photoplay Kringle

Hi Friends, 

I am playing along in Crystal's Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Sketch Challenge 1. 

Such a great sketch, I hope I can make another one this weekend!

I hope you are all well and stay safe!