Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Hello.  Sorry I haven't been by your blogs lately.  We spent a week in Cancun.  Lots of fun and sun.  I am still trying to recover from a little Montezuma's Revenge.  ART IMPRESSIONS are having a Bling, Glitter or Glossy Challenge.  I had made this card before I left on my trip, thinking that I would post it there.  Well that didn't happen the deadline is tomorrow.

I began by stamping Steeple Try Fold images as per the included instructions.  Then I colored the image with a wet brush and Marvy Markers.  I added some wink Of Stella and some Stickles to the pillow, church and flowers.  I cut around the images and mounted them onto some sparkly silver pearl paper by Paper Source.  I tied the card together using Silvery Hue Sea crinkle ribbon and a sparkly button from the DL.ART Store.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


A friend of mines daughter is getting married in September.  I made these three banners for the shower.
Chair banner-Papers DCWV, Core'dinations and Craft Smith.
                       Cricut-banner-Birthday Bash; heart-Love Struck, letters-Cricut Alphabet

MISS TO MRS-papers-Craft Smith, DCWV
                          Cricut-Banner and bells- Pretty Pennants, Letters-Storybook
                           Ribbon-DL.ART SWEET LOVE-Valentine Bundle
FUTURE MRS BARR-Papers-Core'dinations, DCWV, Craft Smith
                                       Dies-My Creative Time-Scalloped-Stitched-Oval-Dies,
                                        Cricut-Love Struck


Thursday, June 29, 2017


Art Impressions are having a Create Your Own Back Ground Challenge.  For this challenge I used the "Big Birthday Wishes" set that is available atMichaels.  I began by stamping the cup cake image randomly on a piece of water color paper.  Then I water colored stripes, around the cupcakes.   I swiped Marvy markers on my palette, and applied them to my project with water and a brush.I colored the cupcakes with markers too.  I stamped the main image using Stayz On ink, then I watercolored it and cut around it.  I put the image on an Action Wobble and attached it to my base.    The base was then adhered to a piece of Anna Griffin ombre card stock.  I water colored the sentiment and cut it out, then that was attached to the base with pop dots.

Saturday, June 24, 2017


I completely forgot to post the card I made my husband for Fathers Day.  Maybe it was because I was finishing it on Sunday morning.  I surprised him with a new smoker a Traeger Grill.  I used my Cricut Explore and the Block Party Cartridge to make this card.  All of the papers are Paper Studio.  I am entering this into the Masculine Challenge over at FCCB

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Today is a the start of the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #207-Summer Fun.  Here in Pleasanton, Ca it has been 105 degrees.  Thankfully we haven't lost out power.  There are 3 big birthdays in my family.  A set of twins who are turning 70 and my SIL who is celebrating her 60th.  Diana has so many beautiful Summer colored ribbons.  For this challenge I used Strawberry GrapeLavender and  Pink Basic Twine  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount-just use the code k34510 at checkout.
I began by cutting some gift bags using the Anna Griffin "Giftables" cartridge and my Cricut.  Then I decorated them with MCT stamps, stickers and  beautiful bows using Lavender and Strawberry grape ribbon.
I can't wait to see your summer creations.  You can always substitute a Thank you card.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


I made some fun  summer jewelry.  I had seen similar one foe sale that were over $50.00.  I made this set for under $15.00.  All of the supplies except for the whitish beads came from JoAnnes.  The white beads came from a shop in Benicia CA.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Have you tried out the Tim Holtz Oxide inks.  They are so much fun to play with.  I made this background by putting swishes of color on my palette then I smooshed my wet water color paper on the palette.  I accidentally picked up some pink and yellow that was already on the palette.  Then I sprayed some water.  This made the perfect background for the new Art Impressions Stamp "Road Trip".  I picked up 2 new sets of AI stamps from Michaels. The green on the car is Tim Holtz Distress Oxied-Pistachio.  It gives a vintage look to the old car.
I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz distressing tool and Inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide-Broken China. I also distressed the matt and edged with Marvy Marker-Bright Yellow.
I am entering this into the current AI Challenge "Lets Distress"