Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Happy Birthday balloons

 Hello and welcome crafty friends!
I've been a bit MIA here on my blog lately,
except for the scheduled posts. I took
a trip home to Illinois for a bit of a visit,
and more importantly, to join my family in
celebrating my Mom's 90th birthday.

She's so cute...and keeps shrinking! LOL!

So, now that I'm back home, I thought it was time to
kickstart my crafty mojo by making this card:

Here's the inside:

I spent way too much time trying to find some red striped paper
in my stash, with no luck, so I made my own:

I mixed the red Magenta Nuance powder dye with water and painted 
some stripes on my paper. I wound up reapplying a couple more
times to get a deeper red.

This turned out pretty good, and so perhaps I'll be
revisiting the 'paint my own paper' thing again. 😉
That's all I got for now. I hope that you
have a great day. Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Sunny Studio - Inside Greetings Birthday
Ink: Altenew - Lagoon
CS: Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: Magenta Nuance Red powder dye; paint brush; GC; Avery Elle - double pierced rect. dies; Paper Smooches - Balloon dies; MISTI; white Gelly Roll pen; Faber Castell - black PITT Artist pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, February 18, 2023


Hello and welcome, snarky peeps!
It's time for one of my favorite challenges at the
E for Expletives!
Let's see you use those swear words in all their glory!
Here's a little somethin' I came up with:

I had the brilliant idea (I thought) to use the wreath builder template
with a bunch of swear word stamps. LOL!

How glorious! 😂😂😂

I hope that you'll join us in our expletives challenge at the
For more ideas, do check out what my Sisters and our
reigning Queen, ___, have created.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Issues - Oh Hell No sentiments; Gina K. - Mini wreath builder 
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart, Cottage Ivy, Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue
CS: Neenah, Taylored Expressions
Accessories: MISTI; Gina K. - Wreath Builder template; GC; Sunny Studio - Stitched circle die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, February 4, 2023



Happy Saturday to you, snarky friends, and welcome!
It's the start of our new challenge at the
and this fortnight we would like to see your vintage projects!
Here's what I came up with:

Some vintage looking papers, an ornate picture frame sticker, and of course,
a handlebar mustache to top it all off.

Here's the inside:

I hope that you'll have some fun and play along in our vintage challenge at the
For more inspiration, check out what my Sisters and our newest
Queen, Faith, have created for your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Paper Issues - Oh Hell No, and Ahh Real Birthday sentiments; Unity Stamps - February 2012 KOTM (Consider yourself vintage)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Staz On - Jet Black; Ranger DI - Vintage Photo
DP: Echo Park - Times & Seasons
CS: Thunderbolt; Cardstock Warehouse
Accessories: MISTI; Picket Fence Studio - blending brush; stickers from the same paper collection
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

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