Friday, March 27



I have been making these cute sticky note holders both with and without attached mini pens.  They are so fun to make and give as little gifts to friends.

 Here is one I made for a friend's birthday.  It is following the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY CHALLENGE.  Here is the sketch:

Here is a closeup of the project.  I used Gorgeous Grunge for the background and Flamingo Lingo for the flowers and sentiment.  I

Here is an embossing folder decoration with an oval punch and stamped flower.  A stamped and punched butterfly adorns  the flower.

Here they are together.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 20



Where did this week go??  I have been a bit under the weather for a few days and before I knew it - BAM it's Friday again!

Here is the sketch for this week from SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY:

This is my card using this sketch:

I used the Petite Petals stamp set and the matching punch for my flowers.  I used my aqua painter and daffodil delight ink to lightly color the flowers.  The Butterfly Basics stamp set and mini butterfly punch created the little butterfly.

 I thought the three hexagon punched shapes suggested bees, which I LOVE to see in my garden.  The Geometrical stamp set was used  for the outline of the hexagon that the butterfly is perched upon.

 This is the inside of my card kept very simple with just two different washi tape pieces at the bottom, ready for the note to be handwritten to the recipient.

One last look.  I do so love black, white and yellow together, don't you?

Thanks for stopping by.  Hop on over to Sketch Frenzy Friday to see what my design team mates have created.

Friday, March 13



I have another Easter card for you using LOVE IS KINDNESS.  I love tulips for springtime.  They are so pretty, aren't they?  Just wished they lasted longer than they do in a vase.  My card helps that!!    These flowers can last forever!!

I followed the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY sketch for this week:

 I am L.O.V.I.N.G. these colors together:  Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Very Vanilla - awesome!!

I used my aqua pen to color in the pretty blue tulips.  Then I used my old olive marker to color in the leaves.

One more look at my card.  I did a finger smudge on the newspaper wrap of the flowers and could just kick myself.  So sorry I messed it up like that.  I put the thick bakers twin with the droopy tie just like on the stamp.

This is a very pretty SINGLE STAMP that is so reasonably priced.  I just cut off the sentiment to use alone.  I created the background paper with another sentiment and pool party ink.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  What do you think about spring tulips?  What is your favorite spring flower that just screams SPRING to you??  I certainly LOVE the wildflowers here in Texas.  They are along most roadways, in ditches and fill many many fields in the country.

I am grateful to LADY BIRD JOHNSON for starting this tradition of wildflowers all across Texas.  It is the most beautiful place in the spring.

Thursday, March 12



I wanted to share with you some news we have received from Stampin' Up!

Farewell Blendabilities
Many people have experienced quality issues with the Blendabilities product line. Due to the nature of the defect, the manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner that would meet Stampin’ Up!’s high quality standards. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued.  As of this date, all of my customers have received their Blendabilities.  If you experience problems with them and you ordered them through me, please email me for assistance.  If not, please contact the demonstrator through which they were ordered.
Q: Will the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad Refill (item #133456) still be available for purchase?
A: Yes. These items will continue to be available for purchase.
Q: What are the quality problems with this product?
A: When the tip is welded to the barrel, the welding process can leave microscopic (invisible) holes in the marker tip. This leads to accelerated evaporation of the alcohol in the ink.
Q: Are all Blendabilities markers defective?
A: No. Most Blendabilities markers work as intended. Some have had some defects, but most have not.
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Monday, March 9



Today is a total washout - We have had constant rain since SATURDAY AFTERNOON!!  And here it is MONDAY AFTERNOON and still raining - HEAVILY!!  YIKES...our backyard is a pond and now the front yard is filling up too.  Luckily our house sets up on a bit of an incline so I don't expect any water to enter the home.  But it has entered our horse shed, which I am very sad about.  We thought we had built it up high enough to keep that from happening.  Luckily, the horses are at Training School this month and are in a warm dry stall there.

So, I have been organizing my crafts, cleaning, and CREATING.  Here is one of the items I created that goes along with the MOJO MONDAY CHALLENGE #388:

Here is the sketch above.  And below is my item I crafted:

 It is a sticky note holder and a mini gel pen.  I am over the teachers who teach the kids at our church who are under 12.  One young male teacher is having a birthday next week and this is the small token of thanks we are giving to him for his birthday.

Here you can see it opened and the post it notes with our message on it.

One more look at this cute little gift.  I used basic gray and a piece of DSP from Moonlight DSP.  I used FOUR FEATHERS stamp set and FEATHERS die, as well as a 3/4 circle punch from the postage stamp from the Basic Butterflies stamp set.  Black and pewter embossing powder was used.

Thanks for stopping by to see my creation.  Won't you please leave a comment?  I really enjoy hearing from those who visit and would love to hear from you!!

Friday, March 6


Hey Bloggies,

Sorry I forgot to post this for this morning.  Hope those of you that came early have come back to see the post.

Here is the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY SKETCH from Elizabeth K:

I also used the sketch and challenge from FRIDAY MASHUP #190 and their Color Challenge #45:

I call this NO LINE WATER COLORING because I used the same color for the outline of the stamp as I did for the coloring.  It gives it a wonderful 3=D effect.

 I used my cherry cobbler ink for the stamp outline, then used cherry cobbler Blendabilities for my coloring.

 This up close view lets you see how 3=D it really looks.  The lightest parts of the few petals was created with the color remover.

I used the flesh-tones Blendabilities, old olive Blendabilities and daffodil delight Blendabilities for the inside stamens and middle of the flower.  I used  several watercolor marker colors for the splatters.

Thanks for stopping by.