Thursday, April 23, 2020

Pear-fectly Wonderful Friend!

Good morning my friends!
It has been an interesting week so far.
We have been doing more cleaning in our house,
packing things up at my mom's house too.
Little treasures that have been forgotten have been found.
It is like Christmas all over again.
The sun and warmer temperatures sure have been nice too.
Hoping not jinx it but the snow is gone.
 Creative Knockouts has a brand new challenge up today.
We are Challenge #347 - Friendship
Isn't that a fun challenge?
Friends are so amazing and are just awesome.
Our Sponsor this week is
The image I am sharing with you today
is called Bartlett Pear
Thank you so much for letting me showcase
the image and sentiment.
Prize: one digi set from the store
 This top image is I tried black and white and I actually
like how it looks. The image is colored with Copic markers.
My pears are a little green, guess I didn't color ripe ones...hee hee.
The dies used were stitched ovals from My Favorite Things.
The flowers and pearls are from my old stash.
The embossing folder and paper are from Stampin' Up.

Come on out and show us your friendship cards,
I love seeing your inspiration and what you design.
My fellow DT's have some amazing cards for us as well.

Please stay safe and healthy.
Thank you so much for stopping by.


Monday, April 20, 2020


 Good morning friends.
We have had some different weather changes
all within like 20 minutes of one another.
One minute blue skies, sunny, windy, the next snowing
huge snowflakes and then back to sun, blue skies, windy,
then snowing again almost looked like
we would be getting a blizzard. The next morning it was
raining, then blue skies.
The rain made everything smell so fresh.
Hopefully it can get the snow mold washed away too.
 Today is my turn to highlight a stamp set
I just received the newest set called
clear stamps, word art, theprojectbin, mother's day, father's day, new baby, get well, special person, faith
Aren't the sentiments just fantastic?
 I used the mom stamp
and Happy mother's day stamp from the set.
This wonderful day celebrating our Mother's is
coming up soon.
 The paper is used from an old stash of 6X6 papers.
I took a oval die and cut a chunk out
so that I could layer the paper under it
and stamp on it.
 The flowers, I dug deep into an old embellishment drawer
and pulled them out to help highlight this wonderful
sentiment that Denise designed for us.

Please hop on over and check out the blog and the shop
to help inspire you.
My fellow DT's inspire me weekly.

Thank you so much for stopping by
Have a blessed week and please stay safe.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

West Main Barn

 Hello, Hello, Hello
It is already April 9 and Easter is just around the corner.
It is going to be very different this year,
mom is not with us and my dad is unable to be with
us due to his home being locked down
and them quarantined to their room.
It is going to be hard on so many this year.
For some time is flying by and for others its isn't.
For me most of the time, I am losing
track of the days with being at home.
Some days it goes by fast and others are slow
but please don't think I am complaining.
We are so very happy that our families and friends
are safe and healthy.
We know many who are working the front lines
and I would like to thank you each and every person
goes to work each day to keep us going and
to help those in need. Thank you!!!

Today, we have a brand new challenge over at Creative Knockouts.
Challenge #345 is BUTTONS
Our wonderful sponsor is  Jan's Digi Stamps Digital Stamp Shop
Prize is $10 Store Gift Certificate
Thank you so much for letting me highlight
West Main Barn and one of the sentiments.
It was so much fun to color it up with my
Copic Markers.

I picked this image because it reminded
me of my grandma's farm and several
other family and friends who own farms.
The sentiment when I read it just seemed perfect.
Their farms are where they have invested their lives.
My buttons are used on the bottom are from Stampin' Up.
The dies, I used are from My Favourite Things
Stitched Ovals and Square.
The two circles are from Gina Marie Designs.
The white one is one of the insides of a scalloped cut out.
The paper is from Stampin' Up and so are the pearls/twine.

We would really love you to join us this week
for our brand new challenge. Break out those buttons, my
container was very happy to be cracked open once again,
it has been ages.
Thank you Kelly for such an awesome challenge.

Please stay safe, craft on and enjoy your day.
Thank you so much for joining me.


Monday, April 6, 2020

Happy Birthday Beautiful Friend

 Good morning my friends,
The world right now is such a different place.
I have been spending time going through
my mom's pictures and am also
hoping to get my new space for crafting painted
and moved into.
Missing my dad as well as we are not allowed to
see him in the home he lives in.

Crafting is a great thing to do to relax.
My card for you today is made
Just Sayin' Stamps and the heart die from In My Heart
 I cut out the hearts and glued them down.
Then I stamped in each heart
with the sentiment that I wanted.
The curve for in front of the word friend
is actually from the letter "m" at the being of that sentiment.
Thought I would try that and it turned out really
good and was super easy to do with
The Project Bin Stamps. 
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My final step was to run the layers
through an embossing folder for texture.
Added some bling of pearls for a little bit of a pop
and it turned out really good.

Be sure to stop by the blog each weekday for some more
inspiration using these spectacular stamps
from my fellow Design Teammates.

Hoping this finds you all well and safe.
Thank you for joining me today.