Friday, June 23, 2017

"Peace Be With YOU"

Welcome to Friday, my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.

I'm ready for the weekend and I'm so excited.  Why?  "Sunshine" is spending the weekend with us starting today.  Expecting her any minute now.
I ask DH what did he have planned for her...I guess it is a secret because he wouldn't tell me...or, he doesn't know himself (lol).  We've known for about two weeks now that she was coming so it is not a surprise...I'm ready for... as my daughter calls it... "a handful".  What are grandmothers to do?  Have fun with their granddaughter, that's what they do.

It's Friday and you also know what that means...using items from my stash.  I saved some Sizzix "garden greens"die cuts  this week that were distressed using TH distress inks.  I found some frames from my die cuts bag and a sentiment from my bag of sentiments.  The only extra I used today were cardstock to layer and the NUVO drops.  I applied the drops and waited  to give them a little drying time before posting.   So easy and very simple card to put together.  Another card for my "Soldier Box of Cards".

As always, you will see this again at
Challenge #288-#289 - Anything Goes

Thanks for viewing.  Thanks for the comments.
Go forth and have a fun-filled weekend.  If you don't have grandchildren to play with....have fun with  someone.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Thursday, June 22, 2017

"Two To Share"

Hello friends, followers, viewers and visitors.
What a gorgeous day we are having. 
It's a great time to get those steps in and move closer to being healthier.  Take a walk today and enjoy the fresh air.

Just before going out for a walk, I want to share two cards with you today.  I had a fantastic time using the distress inks and making a shaker card.


My first card:
  • Start with a piece of Ranger water color paper.  I used various colors of distress inks to color the paper.  I mixed black distress ink with water and spattered it over the card.
  • Die cut (Sizzix garden greens) using another sheet of Ranger water color paper that has been colored with distress inks.
  • Arrange a cluster of Recollections Boho paper flowers together and use the water colored greenery for fillers along with Martha Stewart gold leaves.
  • Take a finished sentiment from BO Bunny  "noteworthy"  pack and adhere to the focal image
  • entry for

My second card:
  • paper and cardstock:DCWV the Mariposa Matstack, grey Recollections, Neenah white, mint green Bazzill  and Recollections Bright and Basic
  • stamp: Stampin' Up beautiful you and Hampton Art "believe" clear stamp
  • embossing folder: Sizzix Texture fades "lace"
  • ink: black archival ink
  • embellishment: Hand Made Modern sequins, pop up butterfly and square shape shaker
  • sketch: Splitcoaststampers #650
From left to right:
Sizzix garden greens
Boho paper flowers (Michaels)
Bo Bunny noteworthy

From left to right
DCWV the Mariposa Matstack
Recollections Bright and Basic
Sizzix texture fades "lace" embossing folder
Hampton Art "believe" clear stamps
Stampin' Up beautiful you stamp set

Thanks for viewing with me today.
Your presence is always welcome as well as your comment.

Please come back again!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,