Saturday, October 22, 2016


Good Morning Friends!
 Saturday means a new Challenge at MFP Stamps
We have a color challenge today.

We would love to have you play along with us this week, 
just make sure to include all three colors on your card or project.

Another simple card is in order. Ive been battling a horrible sore throat
and sinuses. Seems to have made my vertigo a little worse the past few
days too. So all that to say this didnt take too much time. I used the
embossed strip for the side because of the swirls
 reminding me of blowing leaves.
 The oval was cut with a  Little Inkers Die.
I love these leaves  from the Autumn Splendor Set.
Colored and cut out two of the images then cut them up and
stuck on. The twine wrapped and tied. There you go easy peasy!
MFP Stamp Store has a 15% off Sale right now
 Do go check it out. Im sure you will find
 something  you cant live without!!



Saturday, October 15, 2016

Challenge #43

Today at MFP Stamp Challenge we have a group of inspiration pics for you. 

I love the green white and black But I did that the last inspiration
so I chose the sunflower this time.
The Image and sentiment are both from the Bring On The Sun Set.
After coloring my image and
glittering the bees wings I mounted it on brown.
After the scrap piece was cut into a fishtail it was attached
 with a raffia tied button.
The base was randomly stamped with the Cracked Hello.
My week has be extremely hectic so quick and easy
was the order for this one!
Hope you stop over and join us this week!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Halloween inspired photo

That is the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week is to take
 your inspiration from this photo!

 Frankly Im not keen on Halloween so I tried to go with a sweeter look.
Our sponsor is a Day for Daisies.
 They generously supplied us with the all images. I am using the
First Flight image. I did add a little purple into my
card. I made the layered pennants then attached them to a curved strip, covering
the strip in black glitter and attached with the black dots
On the ends. I also added the row of dots.
A scrap piece of dp was attached to some purple with the edge
cut with a scalloped SU die.
I attached the image the black piece. It was a Spellbinder Scalloped Rectangle
that I cut down to fit the image size.
A little computer generated sentiment foam dotted on
trying to make it more of an encouragement card than Halloween!
My teammates really made some wonderful cards so stop
 over for some inspiration!

Saturday, October 8, 2016


For our MFP Stamp Challenge this week we were to make
 a Faux Metal Embellishment. 
We have an easy to follow tutorial so be sure to hop on over and give it a try!
Cas seemed the way to go with this one.
I used silver embossing power generic brand. The sentiment
is from the Great Flowers Set.
The bottom sentiment is from the  same set.    
 I wired on the faux metal piece and stamped the bottom.
 Pretty quick but I need a couple guy cards so this will qualify! 

Thank you for the kind comments on my
Last week rant about someone coming into my 93yr old dad's house and stealing
 a Large amount of money, phone and medication! 
 My mom calls me at work about 11:00am all frantic.
 You will not believe it, the guy came back today!!
 However today my dad was sitting in his chair reading. Kept hearing noises but it was
 pretty windy so at first thats what he thought it was. When he heard his side door
 shaking he went to check and the guy was standing there jerking the door looked right 
in the window at my dad. He took off before my dad could get out the door! When the 
police came we discovered he had first try to get in the back door and bedroom window. 
 The police brought back a photo lineup and my dad identified him! 
 But they have to find him before they can arrest him!
Please pray they find him soon!!!

On a more cheerful note....
Here is the Southwest a pretty vine grows  called a Coral Vine (Antigonon).
 I have one in the front and one in the back yard. The backyard has grown up over
 the  entire top of shade cloth protecting the pond and
more fragile plants for the summer. The whole top is a blaze of pink and these few are
coming over the side. They looks so pretty thought I would share a pic of it.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

New Saturday Challenge

Good Morning friends, today MFP Challenge is CAS with birds.
 Im slowly getting the hang of the cas. I have used the peacock from the  
Be A Showoff Set. I love peacocks, the males are so majestic with their stunning tails.
 They stir memories from when my girls were young and we had a
menagerie of horses, goats, chickens and dogs
They would fly high up in the trees to roost at night and then
fuss over whose spot was whose lol!! Super
watch dogs they are too!
So anyways onto my card, as you can see a simple swish of color 
and splashes with bit of black spatter.
A fast brown swish for a limb for my little guy to sit on 
and a sentiment to finish it off.
Be sure to stop by and check out my teammate
wonderful creations and show us yours!!

Im feeling frustrated and have to vent! My father will be 94 in a couple
days and on Wednesday he went to lie down for a nap
at about 9:45 am got up about 11:45. A person or
persons  climbed over a 6 ft block wall and 
had entered his home, going  thru the entire
house opening closets, drawers and containers. They took
some of his medications, a very large sum of money and his cell phone
all while he was sleeping. Walking right by his bedroom going into
the others. Im glad he didnt wake up because I shudder
to think what might have happened. I live the next block over
from him, its a nice neighborhood. Is nowhere safe...
It is a crazy world we live in today.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Team B

Today our Challenge is at Tuesday Throwdown is
Fall Feathers and our Sponsor is  Sami Stamps.

 I am using Bird on a Branch image for my card.
I watercolored the bird and added a few layers of fall colors.
A little raffia and button for embellies and viola!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Color Challenge this week.

It;s that time at MFP Stamp Challenge this week
. It is a color challenge and the color is PINK
a project with lots of pink can also use neutrals white and black. Mine is pretty simple today. 
A dotted swiss embossed stripe with a Spellbinder design down the center.
 The teacup and sentiment is from the Relax A Bit Set.I added silver to the edges
 of the cup lip and the design down the side however 
I see it looks like some smeary stuff
. Well it is what it is not redoing it!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Inspiration Photo

Happy Saturday, it is time for a new MFP Stamp Challenge and it is photo inspired!

Our inspiration photo has many different possibilities

The black white and lime really jumped out at me so thats my choice.
 I cut all the pieces in several different colors trying to decide what worked best, 
so here is my take.
Decided on a black background and then added the green layer cut
with a Spellbinder I think its called Radiant Rectangles.
Then some white and black layers. The bottom
stripe is a piece of Washi Tape.
The flower is from the Gardenia Set
and sentiment is from the  Dogwood Set.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Sketch

Today we are using a Sketch for our Challenge.

Our Sponsor is Lacy Sunshine and I am using the Pickles Mad Hatter Tea Party

Isn't this image the most fun, it made me laugh, a frog at the Mad Hatter! 
So after coloring the image
I matted it and everything else in black. A left over piece of dp
blended with the image and a piece of recycled See's candy wrapper
 for the black & white. I used a Stampin UP die to cut the scalloped piece
 and them dry embossed. 
The black resin dots were perfect for the three embellies. 
Be sure to stopover at Tuesday Throwdown to see
my teamies creations and you will want to stop over at 
Lacy Sunshine to see all of her great Stamps and Digis!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Challenge # 37

Today at MFP Stamp Challenge is Technique Week....Twine wrapped block.
 I used a small square stamp as my block as I didnt have a acrylic block and it 
worked fine.First added random color to my card then
 stamped with the string alternating directions on each row
 and then dry embossed with the dots.
. Using the Pansy image from the 
Today Tomorrow and Always Set.

 I stamped and colored them then cut them apart to add to the oval.
 The sentiment is from the Friends Set.
It is always fun to try something new and find 
all the different ways you can do it. My talented teammates
 got creative with this one so stop 
over and check out the great inspiration they have for you.
Looking forward to seeing all of your ideas and creations too!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

CAS Card

This week its a CAS with a Birthday theme.
 For once I was happy to do a cas, since Im still struggleing with the vertigo.
 Swish some color and stamp, cant get any easier! I used the border from the
 Birds & Trees Set and HB from the Great Flowers Set. 
Actually my teamies did some really awesome CAS so
 stop over and check them out at MFP Stamp Challenge this week!