Thursday, March 24, 2016

He is Risen!

"Nuff said!
Cheery Lynn die, hoarded La Creme paper, studio g sentiment, stash bead in center of the cross.  Sharing this with The Male Room Easter challenge

Friday, March 11, 2016

Merry Monday - Buttons

The Merry Monday challenge is Buttons.  I hope I used enough!!
Love this fun tree!!  I even pulled out my ancient crimper ('member those?!?).   Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Easter/Rebirth challenge!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Words 2 Craft By March Challenge - Easter/Rebirth

The W2CB theme this month is Easter/Rebirth:

Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over she began to fly.
- Anon.

Wow!  There are a lot of different ways to go with this prompt!  I chose to look at the contrast between the caterpillar and the butterfly. 
 The the beauty of the butterfly comes from within the caterpillar.  Just like our true beauty comes from within, not from the external, superficial judgement of the world around us.  K & Co background paper embossed with Cuttlebug Damask folder.  Image from Unity, SU! organza ribbon.  Come join us through April 6!!

Sunday, March 6, 2016


I love using paint chips in my crafting.  The subtle shades make for fun options.
There are seven different shades of green on this card!  LOVE!!

I am sharing this with Fusion:
And with Simply Create Too #104 - Use Green Only, Mod Squad It's Easy Being Green, and Die Cuttin' Divas Use Paint Chips, and The Card Concept Shamrocks, Patterns, and Greens (Clean & Graphic).  

Friday, March 4, 2016


I love Darnell's NBUS (Never-Before-Used Schtuff) challenges.  I keep all of my new items in a basket until I use it.  Only then can I put it away.  My basket is overflowing (hanging my head in shame).  What is it about craft supplies that makes me keep buying, when I couldn't use everything in my hoard in two lifetimes?!?!?!  Sigh.  At least this card has a few NBUS. 
I have only used a few letters from the My Favorite Things die set.  Never before used Darice Rulers embossing folder, inked with a new Distress Black Soot ink.  I think I will make a few more of these for my son to send to his teachers to say thank you. 
Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Masculine Birthday

Always Playing with Paper's challenge #62 is inspired by a photo:
My version:
The background paper is embossed with a waves texture plate, the image is Repeat Impressions, sentiment by Unity.  I think this looked better in my head...