Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pretty Pink Petals

Hi friends.  I hope you're having a great weekend.  It has been a quiet weekend for me, because I did something to my back and am having a hard time getting around.  I'm good at entertaining myself though, so quiet time is fine with me.

Isn't this a beautiful evening sky?  Even though storm clouds were moving in, it was still so pretty.  God's handiwork. :)  I wish the wires weren't in the middle of the picture, but I can't begrudge my neighbors phone and electricity. lol

I'm not sure who makes the flower and butterfly stamps.  They're unmounted stamps that I've had for ages.  The sentiment stamp is from Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Company.  One of my favorite stamp companies.  I put some foam tape under the upper portion of the butterfly's body to give it some dimension.

Inspirational Challenges - Inspirational Word Challenge Flight #65

Kitty Bee Designs - In the Sky #32

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes #46

A Creative Romance - Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge - P for Pretty Petals

QKR Stampede - Things with Wings #104

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #149


  • The beautiful birds in my back yard and the woods behind my house.
  • My hubby was able to get a much needed upgrade on his phone for free.
  • Sweet, chubby baby cheeks. :)
Have a wonderful day!!!

Inky hugs!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Vintage Birthday

Hi friends.  My little dog, Princess, had another encounter with a critter the other day.  On her first trip out in the morning she found a possum.  Princess has hated possums since one lived literally under the bathtub in our house for close to a year.  She kept telling us something was under the tub.  Our house is built up off the ground, so we thought she was just smelling an animal under the house.  However, we later discovered that there was indeed a possum living in the space under our tub.  So now anytime Princess gets a chance, she nails a possum.  She had never bothered the possums before the possum lived under our tub.  She's such a gentle little dog, other than the possums.  She has cornered bunnies inside the fence and never hurt them, but she hates those possums. lol

I tried a new coloring technique on this card and was happy with the way it turned out.  I was trying to give it a vintage look.  The compass is a digital image from Handmade by Paula.  I printed it out four times, colored it, fussy cut the different pieces I wanted and layered it so that it is four layers. The anchor is a digital image from The Graphics Fairy.  The map is from Artefacts.  The sentiment is an old, wood mounted stamp by PSX.  Everything is layered on a Kraft card.

You can see the layers of the compass better in this picture.


Word Art Wednesday - #148 Anything Goes

A Creative Romance - A Touch of Kraft - The card is Kraft.

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - #73 Vintage

Craft for the Craic - Something with Circles on it - The compass circles fussy cut and layered.

Crafts 4 Eternity - #192 Digital

Crafty Catz - #245 One for the boys

Daring Cardmakers - September Colour Combo Dare

Frosted Designs - Include Stamping

Simply Create Too - #69 Show Us Something New - I used a new coloring technique

Sister Act - #73 Anything Goes

Sweet Pea Stampers - Use Lots of Layers - The compass is four layers, plus the other layered papers on the card.


  • A fun and relaxing day with my daughter.
  • New stamps in the mail from my sister.
  • A family picnic. Great food and even better company.
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!