You're So Sweet

Ahhh...the days of my youth remembering sticky popsicle juice running down my arms as I tried to lick it off.  I think cherry and grape were my two favorite flavors.  Of course, I always saved the popsicle sticks to have a mini sword fight with my brother.

These are more like "brown cow" popsicles...vanilla ice cream in the center and chocolate on the outside.  There were not any colors like in my pictures, but boy oh boy, that would had been fun!  I got my idea from Cammy at Pink Room Therapy.  I didn't have the stamp or die, so I made my own cutting file in Silhouette and used Peachy Keen faces....works for ME! LOL

A2, twine, Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps for sentiment

made this one more masculine


Happy Birthday card

I have several cards to post but must retake photos after losing them on my computer.  However, this is a card for a friend's birthday. I incorporated the deets for the From the Heart Stamps weekly Challenge #110 before deadline.  Sketch or twist. (I did twist) 

I'm glad I'm up and running again, but it feels like a daunting tasks in trying to make up challenges and commenting on so many fab blogs, so I do apologize.  I just need to relax, do what feels right and makes me happy.  Summer is also almost upon us and I have many vacation plans like many of you....haha

A2, made "happy" in Silhouette, doubled thickness, copics, Paper Smooches stitched lines die

I did TWIST: 3 black stripes and 3 pearls


Oh Happy Days !


My Hard Drive died....

My IMAC Hard drive died.  I replaced it with the help of my husband, but then we notice a ribbon damaged inside.  No, not a craft ribbon...haha, but a connector ribbon to the display.  I had to order since I couldn't find one in town.  Luckily, I had a back up disk (external hard drive).  You know our craft world is own our computer!  Well,  I can't get it to restore correctly yet.  I have the faith.  Today feels like the lucky day.

Anyhow,  I'm trying to visit blogs on my IPad but not much creating without my computer.

Yup,  this exactly what I'm having to do.  I'm glad I have a little "geek" in me!

This one is for Nana Connie


Hope you are staying cool

I can't eat ice cream, but that doesn't mean I can't drool over it.  I do sneak frozen yogurt at times. I saw a MFT video using these stamps.  I enlarged using my Cameo and then used the print/cut feature.  I like caramel more than chocolate on my yogurt.  I added Diamond glaze on caramel topping and cherry.

A2, stitched around the edges in white, pop-ups for dimension, homemade clear blue enamel dots and made own sentiment using Pages on Mac

angle view to try and show dimension, Peachy Keen faces


Hi There...rolling by

I'm casing Lorraine's happy little CAS card.  The bike is from Simon Says and the dog is from Lawn Fawn, Let's Play.  They came together quickly using my Silhouette Cameo.  The Stitched Hillside borders and sentiment and die are also from Lawn Fawn.  I used copics and some Wink of Stella.

Just now getting back from vacation and trying to catch up.  My son came home from college for a few days so I'm wanting to give him my undivided attention and spoil him...haha

A2, pop ups for dimension, puppy slides out of basket

Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle dies, stitched cloud die from Lawn Fawn

used wet embossing on the setiments


i'm stuck on you

I have grown quite fond of a wonderful family from Mexicali, Mexico.  They have two adorable little girls...ok...they are growing up.  I've been  corresponding with the girls.  They love getting letters and the cards are added fun.  They say it is 116 degrees on any given day there this past month.  Boy oh Boy!

Anyhow, since they have their fair share of cactus like we have our fair share of oak trees, I thought this set from Lawn Fawn, Stuck on you, would make the perfect, quick, sweet card.

A2, used coloring and print/cut feature in Silhouette.  Stitched "Spring Showers" from Lawn Fawn, Stitched rectangles from Lil Inker, jewel on flower, pop-ups for added dimension


Life's a beach...Make A Splash

Two different cards...two different sentiments. I created spinner cards using Doodle Pantry's pre-colored Scuba Sheep and Ant, Little Octopus and crab from the Silly Critters sets.  I also used one piece of seaweed from a Lawn Fawn set.

Still time for the Ants in the Pantry Challenge #5....."anything goes".  Come along and join the fun.  Also, what a great opportunity for a chance to win a GC to the Doodle Pantry Store.

A2, circle dies, Silhouette Print/Cut, Recollection acrylic water dots, Lawn Fawn stitched Hillside Curve die, Glossy Accents on goggles, Wink of Stella dots on sand


Ba - donkey - donk

I thought this donkey svg from Svg Cutting Files was so cute when I saw it at Paper Piecing by Steph.  I made several male and female versions.
I made a boo-boo on the female card.  See if you can find what I did to cover it up...haha  As it turned out, I think I like my cover-up...looks like it was suppose to be there!

A2 size  Amazing the color difference in the two cards yet I set up in the same exact location.  The background is a light cream.  Pop-ups for dimension, cloud punch, Lawn Fawn hillside die. Jewel on flower

masculine version


Anutter Birthday

Lot more male birthdays ahead and I want to be ready.

I used a pre-colored image from the set Winter Birthday and Nut Costume Ants from Doodle Pantry and a party hat from the Silhouette Store that I tweaked.

I also used the stamp and die set A Birdie Told Me and woodgrain stamp from Lawn Fawn, Lil Inker Stitched Diagonal and rectangle dies with some ice sickles for hat.

A2, pop-ups for dimension under hat and ball of hat, copics for flooring and shadowing

angle view to show dimension


Apple Blossom Birds

Apple Blossom Birds digi set was free since I participated in the April From the Heart monthly challenge. I am doing the "twist" for the weekly challenge #107...no designer paper.  I'm also entering the card in the May Monthly Challenge.

I cut out the image 3 times and fussy cut the flower and leaves sections then used pop-ups for lots of dimension keeping the rest of the card CAS.
A2, copics for all coloring, Wink of Stella for center of flowers, pop-ups on 2 layers for lots of dimension.

angle shot to try and show the flower layers


Welcome Summer

It's May 1!!!  Doodle Pantry is having some wonderful, new releases.  I chose to work with Pelican Dreams.  I also used the lifesaver from Mini Summer Trio and sentiment from Summer Song Birdies.  Ants in the Pantry Challenge #5 will start at noon.  Come join the fun!

Off to Florida soon and hope to see some pelicans up close and personal.  Our sons will hold down the fort at home and take care of the puppies.
A2, stitching, jute twine, pop-ups for dimension.  The lifesaver is a big too big, but off well!

just another angle, wave punch by Fiskar