Thinking of you


Greetings All!

Blessings to you.

I’ve finally gotten around to getting another card up here. This one’s for a friend going through a rough time. This is an early attempt at watercolor in both background & foreground. I used Ranger inks & pearlescent paints bring in the shimmer. The image is from Unity Stamps. Love their stuff. The patterned paper is from my stash & the greeting is generic. Gonna do this more often. It was a joy to do. Challenges I’ve entered are:

Hand Stamped Sentiments

Tuesday Morning Sketches

A Snowflakes Promise

Creates & Makes Challenge

Crafty Sentiments Blogspot

Digi Chooseday Challenge

Shopping Our Stash Challenge

Through the Craftroom Door

Lemon Shortbread Challenge

Retarte Challenge #122



With Sympathy

5f86c1f660bfec70ed7a15df7a42c1c3Greetings All!

Hopefully, I’m getting back into the swing of things. Lord knows, there have been enough events that warrant a little card of encouragement. So here’s one for my co-worker, who recently lost her grandmother.

I used a little something old & a little something new in this card. I used my new toy – Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. That was such fun. Just thinking about it makes me want to drop my keyboard & go make another card. I also used my old standby ink – Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I find them so easy to work with & all the colors are so fun. (Haven’t tried the distress oxides yet – can’t wait.) The paper, too, is some that I’ve had around for an eon. Love the swirly design.

Challenges I’ve entered:

Allsorts Challenge Blog

Crafters Castle Challenge

Crafting with Dragonflies

Crafty Friends Challenge


Snowy Days

So, yeah, it’s been a while. Good to be back though. Here’s a card for one of our volunteers. I just want to encourage him since he’s had some health setbacks and is currently in rehab.

I used a stamp set from Stampin’ Up that is new to me and I used Ranger Inks to distress it a bit. Hope you like it

Challenges I’m entering

Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge

613 Avenue Create

AAA Cards

Addicted to Stamps Challenge

Angie’s Digital Stamps


Thankful for You 2

As I mentioned in my last post, we presented thank you gifts to our co-pastors in this morning’s service, so I made a couple of cards for the occasion. Here’s the 2nd one. I kept the same sentiment, since we were honoring the same occasion. The sentiment came from an Illustrated Faith Kit.



Inky Chicks

Your Next Stamp Sketch & Color Challenge – I attempted to use both the sketch & the colors

Thankful for You 1

Greetings Friends!

We presented thank you gifts to our co-pastors in this morning’s service, so I made a couple of cards for the occasion. Here’s the 1st:


The “thankful for you” came from an Illustrated Faith kit. The rest were spare parts. (I like using up my scraps).


Crafty Creations Challenge

The Sisterhood of Crafters

Word Art Wednesday

Color My Heart – Color Dare

Here are the dare colors I followed in this challenge


Thank U


Greetings Again!

Ok. Got another one for you. This is for  our assistant principal at the academy. She is my main go-to for Spanish speaking calls & I depend on her a lot. I don’t tell her that nearly enough. Not only is she an incredible help to me, but she has a heart of gold.

The stamp & the U are from Stampin’ Up. Everything else is scraps.


Fussy n Fancy Challenge

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge

Sketch Saturday Blogspot

Whoever is Happy

Greetings All!

Here’s a new card for ya’ll.


This is a card for a very special police officer who works with us at Shepherd. He is in the unique position of being a police officer & a pastor. I am so appreciative of his passion & his commitment to our neighborhood. And I truly appreciate the joy he brings with him wherever he goes.

The stamp is from Club Stamp; I used some distress ink from Tim Holtz to fade the edges & the paper was scraps I had laying around.


Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

613 Avenue Create Blogspot



Thinking of You

Greetings Friends!

Got another new card for you. Can’t have too many “thinking of you” cards. Here’s my new one.


I used some scrap paper. For the background a used a stencil from MFT & ranger inks. The heart was another free sticker I got from Listia. (I really like their website)


Cards Galore Challenges

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge

Creative Ladybugs Creations

Digi Stamps 4 Joy

DL.Art Linky challenge


Greetings Friends!

Here’s another card for you today. Getting a start on my Christmas stash. I used some scraps I had left over & some dimensional stickers I got for free from Listia (free advertising)








Challenges I’ve entered:

Christmas Card Throwdown

Petal Lu Challenge Blog

Sparkle & Glitter Blog – Withdrawn. Not eligible. Should have used their product. Sorry bout that. – Should have read the rules more closely. Oops.


Retarte 102