Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Simple Hugs from Penny Black

It is my turn as Penny Black's Simplicity Sister hostess.  Each month you will find some delightful CAS cards from my fellow DT members!  I really am honored to be a part of this talented team.

It's February and there is love in the air! Here is a peek at my card.  I hope you will be tempted to fly over to see my whole card on Penny Black's Simplicity Sisters blog.

BIG (((Hugs)))

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day Bella

This little cutie is for my cat loving BFF : )

Even if you were not a cat lover it would be hard not to love this sweetie huh?!

Happy Valentines Day friends!!  I pray your day is spent with the ones you love the most!

Oh! and Bella, if you go to my house and look in the dryer you will find a surprise that I hid before we left for New Mexico : )  We miss you!! and wish you were here.

BIG (((HUGS)))

Dotlets Stencil #25-007 by Penny Black
Purrfect #30-396 by Penny Black
Bow by Poppystamps

Scalloped tag by Papertrey Ink
 : ( sorry I can't attach the link to this product. I am no longer able to access Papertrey Ink

Monday, February 12, 2018


Hello friends : )

Here is an easy peasy card I created with some of my favorite Penny Black supplies : )

Valentines Day is almost here : ) I will see you on Wednesday with a special card for my BFF. : ) Until then have a wonderful LOVE filled day!

Please visit the Penny Black Simplicity Blog if you are looking for some CAS inspiration : ) you'll never be disappointed by what you find there friends : )

BIG (((HUGS)))

All supplies by Penny Black:
Heart Dart #51-287 
From the Heart #30-207

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Penny Black Stitched Flowers

These Stitched Flowers by Penny Black might just be my all time favorite PB flowers!! I think they are both playful and sweet.  I guess you can tell I really like them because I found I couldn't stop using them!! : )

I colored my flowers with something of a Southwest color scheme in honor of my vacation! Yeppers!! When you read this I will be in sunny New Mexico soaking up as much   Vitamin D as humanly possible : )   So many of you cheered me on as my husband, Bob, and I made our way from Wisconsin to South Dakota to the beautiful Black Hills (that we dearly LOVE!!) We never ever wanted to leave the Black Hills but after getting sick last year we find the weather in SD is just too cold in the winter and so I'm afraid we are being "forced" to search for a warmer climate that will be friendlier on my feet and hands.  Sigh!! This translates to mean that we are again searching out a new home and planning another BIG move! Double Sigh!! We don't like leaving SD nor do we look forward to a big move again so soon but honestly we are happy and blessed and trust that the Lord has good things for us in the next chapter of our adventure!  Stay tuned! as I share more about this in the months to come.

Thank you so much for stopping by and if you have the time please pop in and see some beautiful CAS inspiration by my team mates at Penny Black's Simplicity blog.

BIG (((HUGS)))

All supplies by Penny Black:
Stitched Flowers #30-418
Words of Kindness # 30-353
Festive Snippets #30-387
Love Expressions #51-025
Birds and Banners #51-352

Friday, February 2, 2018

True Confessions

Ok! so my friend and yours, Darnell of djkardkreations blog announced that she was planning a new challenge blog called Twofer! that was to go live on January 10th. Despite evidence to the contrary -  I read all the rules and then reread them.  I have not been able to play a lot of challenges of late and I wanted to be sure that I could support Darnell so I created not one but two sets of "Twofers" just so I would be ready in plenty of time..... umm well luckily I let Darnell know that I was ready to go with my cards a day or so before the deadline.  As sweet as pie Darnell interrogated questioned me to ascertain how on earth I found out in advance what the prompt word was going to be!
Much to my great surprise and embarrassment I realized my mistake! when I re-read the rules again : ) The funniest part of it all was that one of the sets of cards I made included Flamingos! so when the challenge went live on kick off day and the prompt word was "feathers" it turned out I was ready anyway! LOL I waited until someone else posted a card before I posted mine, thank you Michele, because I'm a fradie cat giggles.  Oh! and Darnell forgave me for giving her a heart attack : )

My cards today are the second set of cards I made in advance for the Twofer challenge.  I decided not to wait until such time as the prompt word might be "sweaters" and go ahead and post them "for no reason"! : )

BIG (((HUGS)))

Winter Woolens by Papertrey Ink

I apologize for not linking the supplies to PTI but ever since they started their new blog I cannot access the blog or the store any longer : ( I know my computer is using an old operating system but I am SAD that I can't play or shop with PTI anymore : (

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Just plain cute!

Hello friends this little cutie doesn't even need an introduction does she!?!

I've been working hard on some Valentine cards for my father's Assisted Living community.  I wanted to make them all one layer cards.  When I saw the challenge at Less is More I decided to let this little Valentine make her appearance early.  I hope you will join me in the gallery at Less Is More.

And for all you CAS lovers out there please visit the Penny Black Simplicity Blog where my fellow team mates will dazzle you with some brilliant! "SAS" that's sweet and simple! heeheehee


xoxo stamp set #30-330 by Penny Black
SWAK die #51-284  by Penny Black

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Merry Monday - Let it Snow!

I love snow! but lately I love it much better from inside a warm house or better yet I enjoy snow in pictures while I sip ice tea poolside! LOL Ok, so I haven't been poolside lately but even though I am sick of winter I never get sick of snowmen!.  Back in late December I saw a card that Birgit of Crafting While I Wait blog created.  I fell in love with her vintage looking snow people so naturally I had to shop! (see Birgit's card HERE)  : ) I received my stamp set on Monday - the same day I found THIS CARD made by  Linda of Lin's Craft Corner.  You can easily see why I had to join this weeks Merry Monday!

 One of the things I remember about vintage Christmas cards is the use of glitter on them : ) so I went wild with the glitter.

Here is a shot I darkened a little so the glitter would show up better : )

 I hope you will join the fun at Merry Monday where the snow is really piling up : )

BIG (((HUGS)))

Snowman stamp by AveryElle
Tree border is a retired Stampin Up die