Maize For Days Project

I have been taking classes on Vanilla Arts site. I am loving every minute of it. I have learned so much. I highly recommend her classes. The image is from Power Poppy “Maize For Days“. I used copics and colored pencils for this class.

My mom always had a bunch of maize hanging outside on the door or house  every Fall. I immediately loved this class. It brought back so many memories of my mom.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope your day will be special with family.

Always appreciate your comments.




A Birthday Card and Baby Pumpkin

I really do not know where time goes. All I do know is that we survived our first hurricane. Hurricane Florence was devastating for the Eastern shore area of North Carolina but here in the Raleigh area we were ok. A week of rain day in and out but no flooding for us in our neighborhood.  Ok, on to happier subjects.

This is a birthday card I made for my friend back in Iowa. I had the card made for a month and then with the hurricane I forgot all about it. I had every intention of the background of her card to be alcohol inks. I didn’t like any of them so came up with the idea to use the Memory Box “darling poppies” die and use the background alcohol papers and really liked how it turned out.

I took this “Baby Pumpkin” class online through Vanilla Arts and am really loving her classes.

I’m taking more classes so will be posting as I do more.

Hope everyone is having a great week. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. They are always appreciated.


A Birthday Card For Linda

Hello all. So much has happened since my last post. We have moved from the MidWest to the East Coast. A very different lifestyle that is for sure. A much more frantic pace of life than the laid back life we were living. I’m still 50/50 on it. I do not like the traffic at all. But, you do have any kind of store that you could want except for stamping stores. From what one person told me scrapbooking has come and gone here. So still having to order my things.

Not liking humidity. We moved from dry air so quite a change. Anywho, I finally have my studio back together and made my first card in a long time. A birthday card for my friend back in Iowa.

This was a really fun card to make. I saw a video on String Art and just had to try it. Here is a link to try it yourself. I probably have two dozen ready to make into cards.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me.


More Christmas Cards

Since it worked out that we were able to spend Christmas with family I quickly made some cards to take along. I had a lot of fun making the cards and for once they just went together without problems.

I used peacock feathers,squeezed lemonade Distress Inks and Brilliant turquoise Metallic Lustre for a smooshed background. I used the Manger dies from Spellbinder again. The Merry Christmas is a Quickutz die. I also made one using silver but I could not get a good picture without a ton of glare.

Same technique as I used on the last post.

May 2018 be everything you’re hoping for.


Randy and Drew’s Christmas Cards

I hope everyone’s Christmas was wonderful. For the first time in years we were able to be with family. The time was so short but we packed a lot in the time we had.                                                                                                                                                Randy’s card is first. I saw it on Splitcoaststampers and loved it on sight. I smooshed the background using dried marigold, weathered wood with gold metallic rub. Then I cut Tim Holtz skinny tree die out of gold metallic paper. I used Tim’s believe die and cut it out of the gold metallic paper. Love how it turned out.

Drew’s I saw on Richele Christensen’s blog. I didn’t have everything so I used what I had. I didn’t have a die that cut the snow so I just used two different sized circle punches and punched away. I used gold paper so it looked like stars shinning through. I used both trees from the Tim Holtz Woodlands die set. Also used Tim’s treeline die. I used the Sizzix Winter Deer die and cut out the 3 deer that I wanted from it. I used the old Snow Angel from Quickutz alphabet dies. I cut three white ones and then the gold for the top layer. I wanted to it stand out. Of course, there is glitter on the trees and snow.

I can’t believe 2017 is drawing to a close. May 2018 be everything you’re hoping for. Thank you for all your visits in 2017 they were appreciated.


A Few Christmas Cards

It’s been a rough year this year motivation-wise. I just didn’t have any. I dug deep and made a few Christmas cards. Here are three that should have arrived by now. I will have six more cards but will have to wait until after Christmas.

The first two I made for Linda and Annette. I tried Jennifer McGuire’s Cling wrap technique. I used navy paper for these cards. It was a lot of fun and I highly recommend trying it. The background was made using Alcohol Inks. I use the backside of photo paper. I really like how it looks better than the front side. I used the dotted squares dies from Sizzix. The Manger dies are from Spellbinders.

Next up is Emily’s card. Sizzix Deer Knit embossing folder that I highlighted with Distress Ink Walnut Stain. I used the Hero Arts Layered Evergreen Tree stamp set.

May all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Thank you for visiting and leaving some love.


Annette’s Birthday Card

It has been a long time since I’ve posted anything. We’ve had a busy Summer but I’m back at it again. Winter will be here before we know it. 😦                                           When I saw this idea for a card I knew I had to make it for Annette. Her daughter is a photographer and has taken many beautiful boken photos. You can find the tutorial here. As usual I didn’t have any of the colors. My first card I didn’t like at all way to bright. I’m much happier with the second color choices.

You get the full effect of a boken from a distance.

Here’s a few pictures of what I’ve been up to this Summer. I’ve been rather obsessed with making macarons. Here is the bubblegum one.

Peach macaron

Well, that’s it for me today. Have a great week!