Monday, December 18, 2017


I'm hoping everyone is having fun getting ready for Christmas. I have been. I've done all my Christmas cards and have used my Cricut a lot over the last few weeks.
I will be back with card ideas and " Finally Friday" challenges shortly.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Finally Firday

Finally Fridays will be back soon. Working on Christmas 
cards for classes.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Finally Friday Challenge # 26

We have Anne Marie again as our guest designer 
Welcome back Anne Marie

This week we have something a little different and I admit I have only done this once and it was a long time ago so It's going to be a big challenge for me.

Retiform Stamping technique.

( her words)
A real fun technique that lets you express yourself artistically by creating fandom lines, shadows or smudged areas and filling them in with stamped images. You can make it colorful or simply one color.
Ann Maries Inspiration Cards
She used: Fresh Vintage & Asian Artistry

Need help, try this video by Klomper Stampers


Taking her Challenge
My card

Friday, September 8, 2017

Finally Friday Challenge # 25

This Fridays challenge is " Salt" yep that's right let's try making a background using salt.
here's what you do.
Take a piece of water color paper
 use an aqua painter or brush and drench the paper with water

Then paint the paper with your ink

Keep covering the paper until you get 90% or all of it colored. I left the bottoms of mine clear.

 Tip the paper up and let the water run off

 Then lay your creation down and sprinkle salt on it, as much or as little as you want.

Experiment here, make a few.
 When the paper is dry and I mean FULLY dry, brush the salt off and you end up with a beautiful background. The salt absorbs the water and ink leaving a unique look. sometimes it will leave like a crystal look. You can use regular salt, Epsom salt or sea salt.

Heres 2 cards I did using  salt back grounds

Ok your turn, lets see your salt backgrounds.

Phyllis has tried our "salt" technique.
Fantastic Job!
Phyllis, Anne Marie said your card is awesome. She never thought of using more than one color and she's going to re-visit this technique and do more.

Anne Maries Cards..
Beautifully done !

Who else wants to play along???

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Finally Friday Challenge #24 ( Guest Designer)

Let's all welcome our guest designer for this weeks Finally Friday Challenge.

Welcome, Anne Marie. I have known Anne Marie for some 30 + years. She has been my inspiration and the reason I started stamping. She is my go to partner in crime and I love her and her family dearly.

Anne Mare has decided to challenge us with 
Faux Metal Technique.

( In Her words)

Most of us have used foil cardstock and I have even cheated with tin foil wrapped over cardstock to get that fun metal look, With this technique, you get the thickness and real look of a metal embellishment. 
You simply coat your piece of cardstock with versamark, cover with silver or grey embossing powder, heat and dry 3 times. The forth time, have your stamp covered with versamark and ready. Just as the last coat of powder is fully heated press the stamp on and hold 10 seconds. Lift and see!

If you need more help here is a video.

Here are Anne Maries 2 cards she has made as inspiration for us.

She used Carousel Birthday & Feeling Sentimental

They are simply BEAUTIFUL!!

Thank You, Anne Marie !!!

So ok I took her challenge and I found if you follow her instruction it's pretty easy. The hardest part was deciding what I wanted to do.

 My cards

Yes I veered off and used gold because it's chilly today and put me in a fall mood haha

OK Your turn !!!

Anne Marie says:
Now come on aboard our stamping friends & show your creativity. We love sharing playtime together.

Hmmmm I think she wants all of you to play along with us !and so do I !

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Friends Cards

And we have a friend Phyllis who was just having fun on the weekend 

Finally Fridays Challenge # 23

Finally Fridays Challenge!

Crayon Resist
Accent part of your image with a white crayon. Then smudge your ink over the image. When you are done, wipe it with a paper towel to remove any ink that is on the crayon and watch the magic appear.

Heres mine..I did a Fall look

A close up of the flower

Ok lets see your !

Ok and here we have Anne Marie's beautiful Crayon resist cards. I love them and this technique

She used " Upsy Daisy in "Going grey"
 and the embossing folder is " Final Press"

Wonderful Job !!!!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fridays Challenge :(

Sorry I don't have a challenge this week. It was a non-stop busy week and I will be going out of town until Tuesday so I don't have a challenge for you this week. Now that doesn't mean you should stop making cards.
We can do this. You create any card you'd like and I'll post it. we'll call it " Free for All " challenge :)

Happy Stamping and see ya'll Tuesday !

Anne Marie's Free For all Card.
Awesome Job !!!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Finally Friday Challenge # 22

Finally Friday Challenge !!
This Friday.. A color challenge.
Make any card using 2 colors, the 2 I have below and you can choose white or black to go with it.
I used Crumb, Coral, and white.

Heres my card.

 Ok your turn !

Ann  Maries card
VERY Pretty !!!!