Friday, May 31, 2013


 This morning the challenge (one of three) at SCS was to make a card using origami.  It was suggested that something flat would be best.

I went looking around the web, and found these simple directions for this cute bear.

The card I made with him is below.  If you click on the directions you can see them full sized.

This afternoon, Julia (artystamper) is picking me up to go to the Stamp Show in Springfield.  We worked this show last year for Dave Miller, the owner of Rubbernecker Stamps.  We had a really good time, and when he asked us to join him again, of course we said yes!  It's a lot of work, but we had fun too.  It was sort of like a Big Girls Slumber Party, as Julia and I have become good friends.

We hope  you will be able to get out to the Show, and hope you will come and see us at the Rubbernecker Booth, where we will be demo-ing new stuff!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

CCEE1322 It's A Picnic

For our last May Challenge, Shirley chose the theme "It's A Picnic".  What could be more picnic-y than ants and watermelon???

I was happy to use my three favorite colors, RED, Black, and White.

I hope you will want to join us in making a card to go with our challenge.  Please link up your card HERE
and be sure to check out the design team's cards as well.   Come back and see us again next week.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blue, Blue, Blue!

This is really funny.

For the past three days, my cards have been blue.

I didn't plan it that way, but that's how it turned out.  Not a speck of RED.  Never even thought of it!

Each of these cards was for a challenge at Split Coast Stampers.......
Feathers, Colors (two blues and 
green), and the Sketch.

I think in all fairness, my cards for the rest of the   
week should be RED, don't you think???

I hope you enjoy these cards, in spite of their color.  

The rain continues, and we are so sick of it.  I guess the rest of the week is supposed to be fabulous, and that just figures.  Julia Aston (artystamper) and I are going to be demonstrators again for Rubbernecker stamps in Springfield MA Saturday and Sunday.  If you are close enough, we would love to have you stop by and say hello!!

See you tomorrow for the CCEE challenge!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

CHF Extra!

This week I have a CHF card for you.  This image and sentiment come from a Rubber stamp sheet at Cornish Heritage Farms, called "Haute Couture".

I stamped the "girls" and words with fired brick RED on a beautiful pink designer paper.  The matching paper is the stripe.

All I added for embellishment was the prima flower and pearl.  I hope you like it!

Friday, May 24, 2013


I combined three challenges this morning in the making of this card.  I wish you could see how pretty the colors are, but taking pictures on a rainy dark day is a challenge all by itself.

The peacock is a copy from  Isn't it gorgeous?  I colored it with water color pencils, wet washed it, then cut it out.  When it was dry, I clear embossed it.  It's popped up - on three embossed panels that are sponged in turquoise, and stamped with a feather in three blue shades of ink.  The dp is from Miss Elizabeth.

I finished the card with ribbon and pearls. I really like it.  Thanks for looking and visiting me.  Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

CCEE1321 Let's Go Fishing!

Our Hostess, Shirley, challenged us to make a card called "Let's Go Fishing".

I used some fabulous dp with embossed fish as a bg for the digi of creel, rod, and rainbow trout.  I added a strip of fishing lures, but left off an outside sentiment. 

We have some avid fishermen in the family.  This will go to one of them.

Please join us, linking HERE.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CHF27 Pink and Green

Michele is our hostess for the new Cornish Heritage Farms challenge......use pink and green.

I love this Asian bird digital stamp.  I guess you can see the colors of pencil I used.  I only added some punched flowers and leaves, liquid pearls, and a punched strip.  easy Peasy!

Please join us, entering your card HERE, to win some wonderful CHF images!!

Come and see me again next time.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Here is my card for the Inspiration challenge at SCS today.  I chose a RED hand painted pot with a white bird and ferns to get my brain working this morning.

I know you haven't seen a lot of RED from me lately.  I seem to go in fits and starts.

DH is in Springfield officiating at a Track Meet this weekend, so my mom and I are left to our own devices.  LOOK OUT!!

I am anxious to go to Springfield friend Julia (artystamper) and I will demonstrate Rubbernecker Rubber Stamps for the owner at the Stamp Show the 1st and 2nd of June.  What fun!! Come and see us if you can!!! 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

CCEE1320 What Does It Mean?

 Our Hostess, Shirley, challenged us to "Let it all hang out or over".  There was a bit of discussion between members of the team as to what exactly that meant.  I have to tell you truthfully, this is not the first card I have made for this challenge.  When I found this image, I just had to discard the other one I had made.

I think you can see for yourself how I thought this little "old" lady really fit what Shirley had in mind.  Enough said.

Please join us, linking your card HERE, and join us again next week.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Thomas Kinkade Week

Today I'm posting this card made with CHF's TK109 - Cobblestone Bridge.  Cornish Heritage Farms has a whole group of images from this wonderful painter.  Check them out HERE.  Come and join me next Tuesday for a challenge from CHF!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

To The Prom

Here is my beautiful Granddaughter, Erin, and her boyfriend Bill dressed for his Junior Prom.  The pictures are hot off the press from my DD.  I couldn't resist sharing them with you.

Oh, to be 16 again! NOT!  Erin was 16 on Monday of this week.  Enjoy!!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

CCEE1319 Scraps

Our Hostess for May (Shirley) challenged us to make a CAS card with scraps.

My butterfly background is the negative I saved (a scrap!) from a die cut.  I filled in the empty space with scraps of RED, and I'm sure it's no surprise to you that I have plenty of those!

Please feel free to join us, and link your card HERE.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

CHF26 Let's Get Digital!

Our hostess from CHF today is Frances.  She challenged us to use digital images. 

I recently found this cute leprechaun on the CHF site, and I think he looks so cute peeking over the fence.  There are clouds in the bg, and grass at the bottom of the scoring, with a St. Paddy's Day sentiment.  It's never too early to be ready for next year!!

Please join us, linking a digi CHF image on your card HERE, and come back for another challenge in two weeks.  Enter - you just might be the winner of some great stuff!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Erin's 16th birthday!

My beautiful granddaughter, Erin, is sixteen today!!  When she was born we had two grandsons, and although grandsons are fabulous, we saw this awesome baby girl, and went crazy!!

Here are some pictures of her that were taken over the weekend.  She danced on Sunday, and the boyfriend went to encourage her to do well.  I guess it worked!!

Here's our girl in her new dress with her trophies!

She won one first and three seconds out of four dances! WOW!


Here she is with her boyfriend, Bill.  I guess now they call it a "relationship" (but what do I know???)

Isn't he cute? He's a grade ahead of her, a Junior, and they will be going to the Junior Prom on Saturday.  We met Bill last week at Erin's party for her Confirmation (he sat with me in church), and he is just the sweetest guy.

Here is Erin with her mama, our daughter Amy.  Can you tell how proud of Erin she is???  These dance competitions have given Erin a lot of confidence, and they get to spend some time together, just the girls.  Sometimes Erin's two brothers and Dad attend, but the boys get antsy with all the waiting around!

And here at last is the birthday girl, at home, celebrating with her cake. Happy Birthday Erin!!! MWAH!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

CCEE1318 Make it Shimmer

Our Hostess for the month of May is SHIRLEY (Shirt!).  She has challenged us to make a card that shimmers.

My Swallowtail (SU) stamp was versamarked and heated with Judykins Egyptian Sparkle Embossing Powder, and IRL, it sparkles and shimmers like crazy!

Please feel free to join us, and be sure to link your card to our blog HERE so we can enjoy it too.  See you next Thursday!