Sunday, September 20, 2015


What a beautiful weekend it has been here in Colorado! The sky is the perfect shade of blue and some of the trees in my neighborhood are turning a little bit gold. It's been a fun weekend too! Yesterday I got to drive to Fort Collins to meet up with my daughter for lunch and a little shopping. She lives in Laramie and FoCo is just about halfway for both of us. It was great to spend a few hours with her. While we were gone, my sister was on call to let my dog in and out of her kennel since we didn't know how long we would be gone. Well, she was having such a fun time with Lucy that she just stayed here! Above and beyond dog watching so I made her this little thank you card.

I originally intended to stamp the background circles but found that none of my green inks were the bright green I was going for so I decided to use some patterned paper. When I was done I realized that I didn't use any stamping at all on this card! It was fun to make and I succeeded in getting sticky fingers (from the glue) instead of inky fingers so it's all good! 

I also played along with a couple of challenges while creating this card.

The first was The Cas(e) this sketch challenge .

CAS(E) this Sketch
And the second challenge is the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge which is a fun color challenge inspired by cupcakes! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Hi all! 

Wow! I am so excited that I actually got to play in the NBUS Challenge #5! All the stars aligned this time for sure. Thanks, Darnell, for such a fun challenge. I've wanted to play for a long time. 

My NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) on this card was Swanky Snowdudes from Paper Smooches. I got this set last March in order to get a head start on my Christmas cards. Ahem. So yeah, not much of a head start, huh?

The other NBUS was a recent purchase of Prismacolor colored pencils and Gamsol. I'm super new to coloring but I think this first attempt with something other than markers wasn't too terrible!

Thanks for stopping by!