Saturday, June 26, 2021

Creative Time is Priceless!

 Happy Day!!

Spending time everyday in my craft room is the best! Watching the seasonal flora and fauna and being creative is exactly what I need! It's been wonderful to find some crafty challenges and stamp with friends via Zoom and FaceTime!  Here are a few cards and challenges from this week.........

First is the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. I so love my mousies and this time the challenge is to make it small... so here's a little gift tag I had fun coloring while binge watching yet another favorite show - 911 Lonestar - and truly I am enjoying just slowing down when I color and embracing the process. Head on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog and play along!

Next up some of My Favorite Things stamps which just happen to be some of my favorite things! The MFT Sketch Challenge this week is so cool and fit my rainbowy state of mind! Made a quick fun background with some acrylic paints and my gel press! Check out the challenge and play along!

Now a Simon Says Challenge with a patriotic twist......some red, white and blue flowers. I admit I can struggle with copic coloring reds... so this is a mix of mayhap 10 different reds and pinks. LOL Stop by and join in the fun too!

I hope you all have a fantastic week and find some creative and recharging time!! 

~ Live, Love, Create ~

Sunday, June 13, 2021

A Matter of Love and Pride!!

 Happy Day!!

I just want to share some rainbow cards in honor of Pride Month and in support of many of my LGBTQI+ friends and family!! 

Most specifically my oldest who is a very talented non-binary artist and the brother of my heart who makes me laugh all the time!  

I am a Proud Mom and a fierce Mama Bear belonging to the MomHugs organization!!

I will always be a safe space for any who need me!  

Please know you are loved, you are seen, you are enough!!

Stamps: MFT - Many Bear Hugs Ahead

Dies: MFT Rainbow die; Lawn Fawn Sending Hugs die; Cloud dies

Paper: Watercolor patterned paper

Dies: Picket Fence Studios Love Ya die; Floral cover die

Alcohol Ink and Gel Press background

I hope you have all the love and support you deserve and could ever need! Sending you all such big HUGS and hoping for more kindness yet in this world!!


~ Live, Love, Create ~

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Polkadoodles and Me!!!

 Happy Day!!!

Woohoo!!! I'm soooo excited I'm doing a big-time Happy Dance!!! I'm a brand new Design Team member on Polkadoodles!!!  I fell in love with the amazing CUTENESS factor of the Polkadoodles images and was just beyond honored and excited to be asked to join the Design Team!!! To see my creations head over to the Polkadoodles Choosday Crafting Challenge blog..................


Polkadoodles Digi Choosday


I hope you all play along and have fun with us!! 

And check out the shop full of amazingness!!!  Click below......




~ Live, Love, Create ~

Monday, May 31, 2021

Rainbow Sparkle..... and Wildlife!!

 Happy Day!!

We've been traveling to and around our beautiful Grand Tetons but still have had some creative time as well.... I am learning how to pack so that stamping in the RV is quite enjoyable!!  LOL

Here's a card for today's CAS challenge at Splitcoast.... I call it Rainbow Sparkle specifically because that would TOTALLY have been my hippie name!! I was born in the time of the hippies but sadly my childhood was not great to put it mildly.  So my imagination had me named Rainbow Sparkle and growing up in a fabulously nature-y and beautiful community of hippie moms and dads and siblings!! Yep... and inspired by THAT childhood.... today's card is a monochromatic rainbow.... using pinks and glitter!!!  The rainbow die is MFT and the hugs die is Lawn Fawn!

And then for my Friday Beyond the Blue challenge blog it was time to use a lovely and glitzy technique tutorial by my amazingly talented friend and DT member Holly Brown! Check it out here:  Beyond the Blue Challenge Blog

This mermaid is a beauty from Sweet Sentiment Stamps!

And now.......... just a taste of some of our wildlife adventures.......... you all KNOW how we adore seeing our mama grizzly bears and cubs every year!!! This year the famous Grizzly 399 had her quads.... well they're 1 year old toddlers now and sooooooo fun to watch!!!! As well as the other gorgeous creatures we're always so thrilled to see! Again.... see why I'm a hippie child with a love and passion for Mother Nature?!

399 and quads

399 and quads

Bison and newborn

Elk herd

Harlequin Ducks


Hope you enjoyed just the glimpse and get some creative time and relaxation!! Have a teeeriffic week!!

~ Be Creative, Be Happy, Be You ~