Monday, March 2, 2015


Sympathy cards stink. 


In fact I hate making them so much that last week I cheated and made a "thinking of you" card instead of a real one (Sorry Patti). But I need another one this week, so I pulled out the hated supplies and settled down to make a real one.

I'm using a Doodle Pantry image and the current sketch over at The Sweetest Thing blog.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

From The Heart Progressive

I seem to leave these things until the last minute!  Heck, I think I have 8 more hours out of this month before this image is late!  Off to have a latte.  Kidding.

I needed to make a "thinking about you" card for a friend and I needed to use this cute From The Heart image.  Kinda killing two stones with one bird on this card (giggle, snort!)

The card looks sorta valentine-y but only because I really wanted this bird to be pink.  She does look fun all dressed up in her pearls.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SSW2: Lacy Sunshine

Welcome back.  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  This week we have a new sponsor: Heather from Lacy Sunshine.  I'm using her image: Emily Spring Blossom for my card.

Our winning card will get THREE free digi images from the Lacy Sunshine shop.  Here's a bit more about Heather:
Heather Valentin is a creative , award winning, modern-day fantasy and whimsical artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years. 
She began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age.
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and brush stroke. Her subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her dreams, moods and the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DP February Release #3

Today's post is a bit bittersweet. This is my final post for the DoodlePantry 2014 Summer DT term. But all good things must come to an end. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Laurie's amazing images and to be a part of her fabulous design team! You couldn't ask for a better group of crafters.

For my final card I chose to work with Feathery Friends. This beautifully colored image is one of my favorites from the February releases. It just makes me smile.

My sketch comes from Tuesday Morning Sketches ... another favorite.  I rotated the sketch to make it work with my image.

Monday, February 23, 2015

You Mean the Whirl

I'm spending my day off during the great Colorado "Snow-maggen," making cards.  We got about 15 inches over the weekend which is kinda a lot for this area (tho' we are no where NEAR the fiasco of East Coast snow!)  

When the weather was predicted, I decided to go pick up some essentials to get us through the weekend.  But I wasn't the only one with this thought as you can see from the milk cases.  Good thing no one is panicking!

February is a busy month for family birthdays so I whipped out my NEW SugarPea stamps.  This cute little dragon set is called "Blow Me Away" and it is super fun.  The SugarPea blog has a sketch challenge and I decided to join in.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy HAPPY Day

Happy Birthday to ME!!!  My birthday gift came in the form of a school cancellation.  I love it when they cancel it early enough to eliminate the need for the alarm.  Yippee!

Since it's snowy and yucky outside, I just wanted to do nothing more than play with my new Mo Manning sets.  I love elephants and this one is freakin' cute!

I used the sketch over at Die Sketchtaten.

Challenges Entered:
The Pink Elephant: Ella's Turning 6
Die Sketchtanten: Sketch
DP2 Challenge: Any Mo image (with an option for the boys ... I obviously didn't do this option!)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SSW2-45 DigiStamp Boutique

How stinkin' cute is this image?  As soon as I saw him, I knew that he had to be mine.

It's Wednesday and that means that Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 has a new sketch challenge.  Our sponsor is the fabulous Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique.  This week I'm using her Love You Mac.

Sally-Ann is offering our winner a  £10 voucher to her store. Sweet!!

I hope that you will join in the fun.