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Hi Everyone Happy Thursday. I hope you are all having a great week. One of the challenges I got to play with this past weekend was this gorgeous color scheme from The Card Concept: Aren't those colors glorious? I was immediately inspired to create..... yes..... you guessed it... a shaker card! I am obsessed with them right now and, I have to tell you, the biggest enabler for me loving shaker's right now is because of Stampin' Up's new foam strips. I LOVE them and they make creating a shaker incredibly easy. I decided to use my new Simon Says... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Friday..... although you won't be reading this until Saturday :-) I corrupted my photo editing software and had to reload it... consequently I missed uploading my AtCAS card in time for the start of the first challenge of the year. You would think that I would NOT have missed it considering we have been on break..... but.. miss the deadline I did. However, here I am... better late than never :-) It's the fabulous Anja's turn to host our first challenge of 2017 and she has a great code word for us. It's also the first challenge... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. Hope you all had a great weekend. I got to play in my craft room this weekend and played along with the Case this Sketch challenge: It's a cool sketch and I decided to have some fun with a new stamp set I purchased called Tulips - from Altenew. Now.... many of you have probably already realized this, but I tend to be a very literal person and flowers only grow upwards - and that's how I place them on cards. Well, heck..... what's the fun in always being literal! So, I took a very different... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a clean and simple theme challenge for us: This challenge was right up my alley and Nance's awesome badge immediately brought an image to my mind as to what I was going to do on my card. I began by die-cutting a stencil from spare card stock and sponging a couple of different branches of leaves onto my card base. I then used the positive image from my die-cut and used my distress... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Apologies for my being MIA. but I was back at the orthopedic and my hand is back in a splint. Remember the "fingers meet 18# moving at a heck of a speed cat" episode back in December? Well, it seems my injury has not repaired itself as it should have. So, my fingers are back in splints and my left hand is pretty much immobile. I'm booked in to see the hand surgeon next Tuesday and I'm hoping that there is something they can do with physio to get my hand back to normal. Consequently, it's no crafting... Read more →