Thursday, June 29, 2023


 Happy Day All!

Anyone who knows me, knows TWO things about me ...

1.  I wear flip flops all year round (unless there's more than an inch of snow) lol
2.  I LOVE the color PURPLE.

So, when I saw that the June challenge over at Give a Crafter a Cookie  was PURPLE, I just knew I had to make time to create a card and enter into the fun.  I'm coming down to the wire, but I did get something created and here it is . . .

I was actually able to use some designer paper scraps for my background and I also had a few frames hanging on the pegboard that worked perfectly for the design I had in mind.  Once again I've used one of the many Toppers I purchased back in April at the annual Adventures in Stamping Convention held here in Akron.  I put together several of those I purchased so when I need a quick card (like today) they are ready to adorn the front of my card.

Came together quickly and I LOVE IT!!!   Hope you do too!

 I tried taking the photo with my camera & light box but it kept coming out BLUE ... I know it has something to do with the 'white' setting but I didn't have time to investigate it so I grabbed my phone, took the photo then emailed it to myself in order to have it on my computer for editing.  

You know what they say ... Where there's a will there's a way ... LOL

Now let's see if I can find another challenge or two to share in ...

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
Color Throwdown #749 -

Try it On Tuesday Challenge - Summer Blooms

Thanks so much for stopping by today ... I do appreciate your visits!
As always . . .

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Beach at the Sisterhood of Crafters


  Hello my friends!

Today I have a card for the new challenge over on The Sisterhood of Crafters!
Our theme today is:
 As soon as I hear the word 'Beach', I instantly turn to my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks and sponge daubers.  And, that's exactly what I've done today to create my background scene.  A little scrap of torn paper helped me create the water line as well as the horizon line.  Now that I'm writing up my card, I realize I never put the 'waves' in the water ... oh well, must have been a very CALM day on the beach!  LOL

Product used today is as follows:

Various TH distress oxide inks
Large sponge daubers
Technique Junkie 'Find my Soul' (#SD1009) sentiment stamp (at least 5-6 years old)
(I've only used a portion of it on the front ... the remainder was used on the inside.)

Stampscapes 'Gulls'
EK Success Flip Flop Stickers
Sue Wilson 'Tropical Collection - Island Paradise' (CED21009)

 OH how I'd love to be on that island right about now!  LOL

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... 
be sure to pop over and check them out!
Challenges to share in ...
Retro Rubber Challenge #209 - Summer Scenes (stamps are at least 5 yrs old ... probably more!)
Lost Coast Challenge #169 - Use some Words
 As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!