Friday, July 8, 2016


There is no such thing as too many balloons. They are such a happy thing to have, to see or to play with especially water balloons.  These are just filled with air (at least if they were real they would be).
So many balloon sets are available now and more are coming so let's just enjoy some happy thoughts.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Baby Cards

One of the occasions that I make cards for is the gift packets I give to family and friends at Christmas. Well between Christmas 2014 and Christmas 2015 I went from one great nephew to 3 great nephews and a great niece. All of whom are absolutely the most beautiful children on the face of this Earth. ( no I'm not biased at all.) So I was informed that I needed to make more baby cards and this is the design I came up with for the cards.  My Favorite Things came out with a Baby's Bib die just in time for me to make these cards. I went through all of my stamp sets and pulled out any small images that could go on the front of the bibs. I also pulled out some patterned paper to cut out the bibs. I love how they turned out and I hope you do also. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Decorating the Tree

I never got around to posting any of the Christmas cards I made this past Christmas. As a matter of fact I didn't send out that many cards either, too much going on at the time. This is a digital image from Maurie Manning. I have had this image printed out for over a year, along with a whole bunch of other images that I wanted to color. finally pulled some of them out and got busy.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Penguins in Paradise

This is one of the sweetest stamp sets by Birdie Brown at My Favorite Things. The Penguins in a tropical setting is just so cute you can't help but have fun making cards with them. Stamping on kraft card stock makes coloring so simple that it's almost too easy. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Fourth of July

I needed to make my 4th of July cards quickly, so I needed a simple design. Hah, it looks simple but boy howdy did I fool myself. First I went looking for sentiments and I found a Papertrey Ink mini stamp set Birthday Classics: July. I had the 4th of July stamp. Then I wanted red white and blue as a color scheme of course so it meant a white card base. I then pulled out my MFT Die-namics Blueprints 26 for the happy die. I then went to my stencils and found Starry Night, well stars are stars right?  I used Delicata gold ink pad to create the starry background, that was the hardest part of the card making, my hand hurt after doing 12 of these babies. The rest of the card was easy.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Less is More

My favorite kind of card making is a simple one. Usually that means a lot of white space but then again I think one can work with color and keep the elements simple. I loved this rainbow pattern paper (can't for the life of me find what paper pack it came from) and thought that the dies from Papertrey Ink's Trendy Tree Tops die collection. There is a coordinating stamp set but I chose to stay with a plain white tree and let that little bird be a focal point but I did use a sentiment form the set, love the font.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

You Are My Sunshine

Simon Says Stamp! offers sets of water color card designs by Suzy Plantamura. I've bought all of them but this was the first set that I've colored. When I found out that the theme for my great niece Grace's first birthday party was to be you are my sunshine well this card was meant. I decided to color it in an ombre fashion, of course in sunshine shades. I was very happy with the results and I'm sure Grace loved it also, I know her Mommy did.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Sunflower Bouquet

I totally adore this set. It is such a beautiful image and coloring these flowers and pitcher is an absolute joy. Papertrey Ink has sent this set to the vault so it's expensive to get now but it is such a versatile set that if you want to invest then it is worth it, I'm just glad I got it when it came out.  There is another set that has similar images in a smaller size that is still available so that is another option.
 Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.