Sunday, January 31, 2021

Sunday Stamping

Happy Sunday!!

Sunday is the CAS challenge day for Splitcoast that I co-coordinate with my fabulous friend Misti! Sometimes I make my card ahead of time and others I make right before challenge time! LOL That's just the way I create! 

So this Sunday the Splitcoast CAS challenge is to use a newsprint with an uplifting twist... and I also combined it with The Paper Players tic tac toe challenge. For that challenge I picked the diagonal of die cut, embossing and blue. 

Sending Hugs

Paper: Reverse Confetti, Paper Studio

Extras: Lawn Fawn die, Embossing Folder

I hope you all have had a lovely weekend and got some enjoyable downtime!! 

~ Be Creative, Be Happy, Be You ~

Friday, January 29, 2021

A New Challenge Blog Launched!!!

Happy Friday!!


 I hope you'll join me and some very talented, crafty friends in our launch of a new challenge blog!!!  I'm so excited!!

Beyond The Blue

I am learning and growing outside my little craft box and enjoying the creative process, art, experimenting and smiles!! We will feature a technique/tutorial each Friday and then show how we made that into a finished product!! Often cards but really anything goes!! I hope you join us and play along too!!

Today we started with this video tutorial from one of my favorite mentors, Lydia Fiedler....


Gel Press Printing with Dye Reinkers

I created two backgrounds with different colors... a winter look and a spring look! Honestly you're only limited by your imagination! Let it run wild!!

Friends Warm the Soul

Stamps: MFT

Ink: Blue Reinkers, Memento

Paper: Reverse Confetti

Embellishments: Ribbon, Snowflakes, Die cut

Look on the Bright Side

Stamps: MFT

Ink: Blue, Green, Yellow Reinkers

Paper: Reverse Confetti

Embellishments: Ribbon, Roses, Butterfly, Embossing Folder, Clip, Die cut


~ Be Creative, Be Happy, Be You ~

Thursday, January 28, 2021

House Mousies!

 I do so love House Mouse stamps... and have quite a collection although there is always room for more!! lol

The House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is a monochromatic theme (or always anything goes) and I thought I'd make a card for my amazing sweet hubby.  Not a Valentine card, but just a card to remind him how much he is my world!! 

Stamp: Under the Moon

Paper: Reverse Confetti, Paper Studio dp

Embellishments: Twine


Thank you to my faithful commenters/friends who totally surprised me with their AWESOME comments after waiting for years for my blog re-launch!!! lol  I LOVE you ladies!!!  :)

And... drum roll please.... tomorrow I'm unveiling a special project!!!  I'm super excited about it and can't wait to share!!!  

~ Be Creative, Be Happy, Be You ~

Friday, January 22, 2021

Coloring Time and Challenges!

Happy Friday! 


It's wonderful up here on the mountain! More snow and winter is gorgeous as always! Now let's hope we keep getting lots of snow so our fire danger is down this year!

And my craft room is newly organized!! Thanks in part to my amazing sister-in-law who is also a stamper so understands the particulars of craft organizing! And spending time now learning new crafting techniques, coloring lots of images and making cards to send out smiles! It's my happy place!

Now onto some cards!

Stamps: TSG - Zoopendous

Paper: Reverse Confetti 

Embellishments: Twine

This is a throwback stamp set from a company that isn't active any longer but I still use the stamps cuz I LOVE them so! There She Goes had such adorableness and I just can't resist cuteness!!  Coloring with my Copics is a continual learning process which I enjoy so much!  Usually I put on a true crime video or podcast and just color away!


Stamps: Pink & Main - Turtley Amazing

Paper: Reverse Confetti

Embellishments: Sequins

Now these adorable critters are from Pink and Main.... again... the cuteness!! This is where the free coloring time I enjoy ends up creating who knows what?!  lol  Sometimes it means several images get tossed, but other times I find cool color combinations! Now to get to the point where I remember to write those down! lol


So both of these cards are for these fun challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge


~ Be Creative, Be Happy, Be You ~

Sunday, January 17, 2021

One Day or Day One.....A Journey Begins

 Well look at this! Years of neglect and then one day... with lots of art and dreams and books and journeys and many bumps and curves in life's road.... I'm back! So now I begin again....

With the help of my oldest, starting fresh on my blog was far less daunting! And combining a love of art, photography, stamping, and life's - well, everything - into one blog makes so much more sense! 

So with that... who knows what each post will hold... but maybe you'll find something fun or pretty or interesting from time to time!  :)


And always hold this close to your heart and mind: