Happy Pumpkin Day***

I think I have done this long legged creature from American Art Stamp once before but I like her so much I am doing it again.
Stamped in Memento black ink and colored with Copics.
The designer paper is from K & Company and the ribbon from Michael's. The sentiment is from American Art Stamp as well.
Enjoy everyone***


Take Time***

Good morning everyone!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. We sure did!!
Our sons threw us a little get together for our 25th wedding anniversary and they did such a fabulous job!

We celebrated with friends and family, good food and wine and lots of laughs !! Laughing at some of the wedding photos from 25 years ago***!!!

Anyway this card is for my niece and her husband who are celebrating their 2nd year of marriage.

The image and sentiment are from Hero Arts. I stamped it in Memento black ink and colored it with Prismalcolor pencils and gamsol. I used my rectangle nestabilities to cut out the image and the scalloped layer. The dp is from K and Company, the ribbon from PTI and some dew drops.

I added the sentiment to the inside and a strip of the designer paper as well.

Have a great day everyone and thanks so much for stopping in***



Hello everyone!! It's Friday and that means STAMP SIMPLY*** Today our challenge was to make a card using leaves. Or if you don't have any leaves use something fall-ish!! An acorn maybe or a pumpkin***
Also use the rich colors of autumn along with some sponging in those autumnal colors that are popping up all over the place now!!
My card is a simple leave from Flourishes, stamped in Versamark ink, and embossed with Queen's Gold e.p.
I colored it quickly with Tombow markers and water and then sponged on distress inks in Aged Mahogany, Spiced marmalade and Fired Brick. I started lightly and then just kept adding color until I was happy with what I saw.
The paper is from K and Company and the ribbon from Michaels's...
Check out Sharon's site HERE for all the details and do check all the other rich creations from the rest of the design team.

Have a great weekend everyone and thank you so much for stopping by***


American Art Stamp Christmas Trees

This is an image designed by Robin Pickens for American Art Stamp.
I stamped it in Razzberry chalk ink and then distressed around the edges. A little glitter was added to the image as well with a sentiment from AAS.
The paper is Cosmo Cricket and I used both sides. The bottom was the back side which I just cut to look like a hill and stitched it onto the other piece of paper.
The ribbon is from Michael's.
Enjoy everyone and thanks so much fro stopping in today***



This image is from Hero Arts which I stampedi n Memento black ink and colored up with Lyras and gamsol. I added a bit of glitter and again just some papers from my bit bucket. The ribbon is from Michael's...
Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping in...


Happy Birthday Chicken***

Good Sunday morning to everyone!!
And a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my younger son Tyler!! He is 21 today.
It's a beautiful day here and we are getting ready to clean the gutters. Yahoo!! Can you tell I am really excited!
This is a set from Anna Wight. I stamped the chicken and the cake on watercolor paper in black archival ink and colored them up with Tombow markers.
I popped the cake up and added the sentiment.
The designer paper is just from my bit bucket.
Have a great day everyone and a huge thank you to everyone who stopped by the Just Rite Blog Hop the past two days***



Well get ready ladies and gentlemen!! Today is the second day of Just Rite's Mega Font Blog Hop*** Settle in and get ready for some fabulous holiday creations from some of the finest paper crafters around*** I am just thrilled to be in the company of such talented women.

Here is the list of all the blogs participating in the Blog Hop today***Make sure you stop by each one and leave a comment... You never know what you might win!!

Just Rite Stampers Blog

Debbie Olson

Jerri Kay Jimenez

Taylor Van Bruggen

Holly Simoni

Barb Schram

Terre Frye

Michelle Kovack

Kim Moreno

Catherine Doucette

Kellie Fortin

Kimberly Crawford

Kathy Jones

Michelle Giraud

Angela Barkhouse

Heather Pulvirenti

Tami Mayberry

Jennifer Buck

Keri Lee Serika

Jami Bova

Laura Davis

Stacey Kingman

Bonnie Sharp

Stephanie Severin

Janine Orchard This is me***

Debbie Seyer

Margie Higuchi

Lauren Bergold

Anja Curvers

AJ Otto

There is Mystery Blog Candy being given away as well during the Two Day Just Rite Font Blog Hop!!! Why is it a Mystery.....well there will be 3 blog candy giveaways on each day and you can only win by leaving a comment on the right blog! The real surprise is you won't know which blog has the candy.....even the designer doesn't know! So as you visit each of the 54 designers over the two day event take time to leave a comment.....who knows, the lucky winner may be you!!!!! You have until Sunday at noon to leave a comment for your chance to win. Then check back at the JR Blog on Sunday evening to find out who won!!!! Enjoy the Hop.

Just Rite is celebrating their Mega Font Hop with a Super 7 Day Font Sale. Take 30% off all Just Rite font sets and the horizontal and vertical font stampers.

The sale begins on September 17th.09 and continues until September 24th.09

Here is what I have created for this event!! I found some wonderful Christmas paper all glittery and glitzy and I had two sheets of it.

I created an origami box, a card, a few tags and used the remainder to cover the front of a kraft bag.

Here is a great link for making an origami box. Click HERE to see it!

I used the Upper Case Brayton Font and the horizontal stamper to very simply spell out "JOY" using Crimson Versafine ink. After I used a Quickie glue pen to add a little fine glitter to the letters. The sentiment is layered to red and olive green cardstock and then adhered to the tags, box and card.

Here is a pic of the bag and origami box... A little bit of paper and some great products and minimal effort for a wonderful gift...



CLEAN AND SIMPLE AND BLACK OR BROWN INK ONLY is the order of this week's Stamp Simply challenge... Letting your black or brown ink be all by itself. No coloring!!
You can used whatever paper or embellishments you want but keep it CAS!!!
Well my card couldn't get any simpler or cleaner.
I used Serendipity Stamps inked up with Black archival ink, stamped on orange prism paper and that is it!
I roughed up the edges of the order piece, layered on black and then again on orange and added a simple black silk ribbon from Sharon's store.
Check out Sharon's site HERE for all the details.
And check out all the other fabulous creations***
Have a great weekend everyone and come back Friday morning for a Just Rite Blog Hop!!



My husband and I recently (last week) celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary.
We decided to steal away for a few days to Ste. Anne's Spa in Grafton Ontario.. What a wonderful spot! It is on 500 acres with hiking trails, gardens, and beautiful scenery for as far a you can see.
The main buildings have been around for many many years and they have added on wonderful treatment rooms, hot tubs, steam baths etc.
No TVs, no computers, no cell phones! HEAVEN!! And to tell you the truth I didn't miss any of them.
We ate like royalty, had our feet and backs rubbed and spent time lounging in our robes all day!! IT WAS AMAZING!!
I married the most wonderful man in the world and I am so glad that we spent the weekend together just relaxing!!! All is right with the world!!



This was the thankyou card that I sent my aunt and uncle when we stayed at their place a few weekends ago. Now that she has received it I can post it***
An image and sentiment from Papertrey Ink stamped in black memento ink and colored with Copics. Cut out with circle nestabilities.
Ribbon from PTI as well and the designer paper from the Early Bird collection by Cosmo Cricket.
Enjoy and thanks so so much for stopping in***



My Hallowe'en project was quite simple... I had this clear cellophane bag on my work table so I covered the front with a piece of designer paper. The tag and pumpkins on the piece below the tag are stickers from my friend Kay. She sent me a whole pile of goodies so I thought how easy is this!! Stick the stickers on and voila!! The little sentiment is from PTI***

Here is the back of the bag...all full of goodies for a good little hobgoblin...unless I eat them first!!

So go ahead and create something fun and SIMPLE for Hallowe'en.

Check out Sharon's site HERE for all the details!

And check out all the other fabulous creations from a wonderfully spooky design team***


I am on a felt kick***

Just finished this one up last night! This one is made out of wool not wool felt. It is also stitched with wool thread using a whip stitch around most of the pieces and the box stitch around the white star and the green and beige circle.


An Award***

My good friend Wendy out in the middle of nowhere Manitoba sent me this award... She is one of the funniest ladies that I have had the pleasure of meeting.
Check out her site HERE!!
I am going to nominate four more blogs!!
All four of these ladies give good blog***


Halloween Tags***

Felt Style***

I had started these felt Hallowe'en tags last year, found the bag while rooting around in my craft room and decided to finish them up..

Love doing this kind of work... quick and easy!

Wonder why I didn't finish them before?? Must have become sidetracked somehow***

Enjoy and thanks for stopping in!!


Celebrate Today***

This is from a fabulous new set by Papertrey Ink... I stamped the image and colored it with Copics and used Antique Linen distress ink to ink up the edges. I used a circle and scallop circle nestabilitie and some red ribbon from PTI!!
I also used my diamond glaze to make the pot look like glass...
Have a good one everyone***



This week the challenge is simple*** Stamp your sentiment directly on top of your image.
No tags, no bits, just right on top!!

For my card this week, I used Papertrey Ink's guide lines set and stamped two of the images in Coffee Bean Brilliance ink and Olive Chalk ink.

The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped directly on top of the images in black archival ink.

The ribbon is from Sharon's store, the paper from PTI and the dew drops from Robin's Nest.

Check out all the details at Sharon's site HERE!!

We say a fond farewell to Pat Adam who was our guest designer for August and say hello to Charlene, our guest designer for September. You can check out her work at http://www.wheremmsgather.blogspot.com/

Check out all the fabulous creations for this week.

Enjoy everyone and thanks so much for stoppin in***


Long Legged Christmas***

This is an image designed by Karen Stolper for American Art Stamp*** She is stamped with Memento black ink, three times on white cardstock and colored with Lyras and a bit of gamsol.
A bit of glitter in a few places and a sentiment from American Art Stamp as well. The designer paper is Cosmo Cricket and a little snowflake brad from my stash***

Have a great day everyone and thanks so much for stopping in***



I wanted to share with you some wonderful cards that have come for me in the mail...I LOVE MAIL!!!

This one comes from Barb Schram who I was sorry I didn't get to meet in Shipshewana... She was being a good wife and friend and making sure her husband recuperated.. Next year Barb!!

I received this lovely card from Kay Squires who is such a sweetheart!! I have met Kay through blogland and she is just the nicest person that I would love to meet!! Get on that Harley Kay and buzz on up here.

Pay Adam aka THE RUBBER MAID sent me this one after our meeting in Shipshewana... What a beautifully funny lady!!!

And this one just made me smile. This is from my buddy Darlene Pavlick... The paper was perfect... I didn't even know they sold this in the stamp store we were in in Shipshewana..

What a hoot!!