July 20, 2017

Muse Challenge #225

I made this cute, little card for this week's challenge at the Muse Card Club.  We were given a card made by Kim Heggins for inspiration, see below.   I took inspiration for my card from:

glass globe - bee hive
butterflies - bees
green striped grass - green plaid grass

Here's Kim's card:

So glad you stopped by today :)

July 18, 2017

City Crafter Challenge #371 - Kraft Crafting

We have a new challenge over at the City Crafter Challenge this week, Kraft crafting.  Kirsty is asking us to use Kraft paper on our cards and/or projects - So here we go!

My card uses Kraft paper as the base; I added flowers from Altenew's Henna Element set and colored them with Zig markers.

Here's the inspiration photo this week:

So, hop on over to the blog and join us for a "Krafty" challenge :)

July 17, 2017

Girl in Pink

It's a color challenge this week at Just Us Girls, the colors are pink, dark pink and blue.  The woman stamp I used is Ruth by Julie Nutting.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  

Happy you stopped by today.  A beautiful Summer day it is :)

July 10, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 370 - Two Colors Only

This week's challenge at the City Crafter Challenge Blog is a color challenge, Marina is asking us to use just 2 colors for our project this week.  

For my DT card I used a Penny Black stamp and a Stampin' Up sentiment.  I chose blue and green as my 2 colors, just love blue and green :)

Please come on over and join us for the challenge this week!

Exciting News ....

I have been invited by Kirsty to be a Design Team member for the City Crafter challenge blog.  I am so excited and honored as I have enjoyed the challenge for many years and have always been inspired by the DT cards and projects and the many talented participants in the challenges each week.  My DT position starts tomorrow, July 11th with the 370th challenge on CCCB.

We would Love for you to visit and participate:  City Crater Challenge Blog

Happy Stamping, Lucille (K)!

July 7, 2017

Muse Challenge #223

I made this card for this week's challenge #223 at the Muse Card Club.  We were give this pretty card by Anita Bowlen as inspiration:

So glad you stopped by today :)

July 4, 2017

Musical Bird


I made my card for the challenge at the City Crafter Challenge Blog this week; the challenge is to use black & white (and maybe a touch of grey) on your project.  I had embossed this splatter background a while ago so I went through my stamps and selected this musical bird to go on the background.

Here is the inspiration photo from City Crafter:

So happy you stopped by today :)

June 29, 2017

Fly....spread your wings

The challenge at Casology this week is the word FLY.  Butterflies are so unique and pretty, they come in so many shapes and colors and as an added bonus they FLY around flowers.  I chose to put pretty Laurel Burch / Stampendous butterflies on my card because they spark my "color" imagination.  I then added a stencil of dots as my background and a few "flying" words :)

So happy you stopped by today.
Hope you're able to see a butterfly today :)

June 27, 2017

Muse Challenge #222

Made this card for the challenge at the Muse Card Club this week.  Kim Heggins provided the Muse card for inspiration (see below).

I took inspiration for my card from:
  • the cute scene
  • the little bees buzzing around the flowers
  • and the sparkle from the sequins
  • the half circle frame

Here's Kim's card:

Happy you stopped by today, make it fun :)

June 26, 2017

Life is better with friends

The challenge this week at Less Is More is a sketch challenge and sketch challenges are my favorite, so I jumped right in.  The pretty rose paper and sentiment on my card are from My Favorite Things.

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
I Love to Stamp
Hope you do too

So happy you stopped by today!

June 23, 2017

Muse Challenge #221

This card was made for challenge #221 at the Muse Card Club.  I used a piece of colorful patterned paper for my background and the Hello background die from Poppy Stamps.  It took me some time to remove all the letters from the die cut and paste them into place on the paper; I'm happy with the result.

Inspiration I took from the Muse card came from the multiple "thank you" in different fonts and the colors on Jenni's card.  Jenni Murray made the Muse inspiration card below:

Glad you stopped by today and it's a cold one on the front range today :)

June 22, 2017

Just Because ...

July 5, 2017 - Honorable Mention, Card Concept #76

Every time I see the colors black, white and red together they look so nice.  I chose to use these 3 colors for my card today and am entering it in 2 challenges:

The Card Concept - Romantic roses, see below.  Concept: clean & layered
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use patterned paper

So happy you stopped by today :)

Did Someone Say Watermelon?

Summertime says watermelon to me, just love watermelon, always have.  When I saw this week's sketch at Cas(E) this Sketch I knew exactly the card I wanted to make!

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Birthday Flowers


This week's challenge at Seize The Birthday is "Anything Goes".  I have been trying to create pretty watercolor backgrounds lately and was so happy with this one I decided to use it on my card for the challenge.  I added the "honey blossom sprig" die from Memory Box and some sparkle and a sentiment to finish my card.  Oh yes, the sparkly ribbon; one can never have too much sparkle :)

So happy you stopped by today, now go get your sparkle on xoxox

June 20, 2017

Camp Create Day 3 - Spectacular Shakers

Camp Create Day 3 at the My Favorite Things blog is Spectacular Shakers.  I haven't made a shaker card is some time and after watching the video on shaker cards I learned a better way to make one, thanks so much MFT stamps.  The Gnome set from MFT is one of my favorite stamp sets, I just love the little Gnomes.  I put both tiny flower sequins and larger clear sequins in the shaker for dimension.
What a hot day today, 99 degrees, set a record on the front Range.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Camp Create Day 2 - Remarkable Resist

Camp Create, Day 2 at My Favorite Things blog is Remarkable Resist.  As I have not done this technique before, the video was a great help.  I used a music background stamp and flower dies and sentiment from My Favorite Things.
Thanks for stopping by today :)

Camp Create, Day 1 - Wonderful Watercolors

This card was inspired by Camp Create, Day 1 - Wonderful Watercolors at the My Favorite Things stamp blog.  I enjoyed the video by Stephanie and was surprised when I used a designed paper towel to splotch my watercolor background and the design appeared.

So happy you stopped by :)

June 17, 2017

Muse Challenge #220

I just love these crazy dogs, they are so darn cute.  I made this card for the Muse Card Club challenge this week. I'm going to give this card to my husband for our 33rd wedding anniversary next Tuesday, I know he'll get a kick out of it.

Below is the Muse card by Tracey McNeely.  I took inspiration from:  Colors - light blue and yellow and Father's day - our dogs are our children.

So happy you stopped by today :)

June 16, 2017

Birthday Poppies

I made this flowery, poppy card for 3 challenges today.  The poppy stamp is from Technique Tuesday, rose paper from My Favorite Things, sentiment from Mama Elephant.  
The 3 challenges are:

So happy you stopped by today.  Don't forget to smell the flowers :)

June 15, 2017

Flower Cascade

I made this card yesterday for 2 challenges this week:

Simon Says - Emboss It

The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes

The embossing folder is from Spellbinders "grid" and the "flower cascade" is from Penny Black.

So happy you stopped by today and a beautiful day it is here in Sedalia :)

June 1, 2017

Simon Says - Anything Goes

O.K., so if you know me you know I love dogs, always have.  We have 2 wonderful dogs and a mischievous cat (see my side bar).  I finally added these Tim Holz crazy dogs to my stamp collection and couldn't be happier.

 I made this card for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week which is "anything goes".

So happy you stopped by today.

I better go before Boo, my cat, walks across the keyboard again :)

Muse Challenge #218

We are celebrating Ardyth's 50th birthday this week at the Muse Card Club.  The challenge is to "mask" one of Ardyth's many beautiful cards.  I chose to mask the lovely card below made by Ardyth:


So happy you stopped by today :)

May 28, 2017

Birthday Cupcakes

I used "cupcake thief" by Mo Manning for my card today.  I've had this stamp for some time and love making birthday cards with it.  I am entering this card into the challenge at Seize the Birthday;  the topping option this week is Something Sweet.  I ask you, what could be sweeter than 3 cupcakes :)

Thanks for stopping by today.  A cupcake sounds good, may have to make some :)

Time to sparkle and shine

Freshly elegant is the challenge at The Card Concept this week.  I took inspiration for my card from the photograph given as inspiration.

Received the "graceful faerie" by Poppy Stamps in the mail yesterday (along with a few additional fairies) and placed her on this card with Stickles on her wings.  The flower die is from Memory Box and I cut this with MFT gold paper.

Here is the inspiration photo:

So happy you stopped by today; lovely Spring day today :)

May 26, 2017

Flowers for your Birthday

Took a trip to my local stamp store today and bought a number of items I just couldn't live another day without :)  The flowers on this card are from Spellbinders, sentiment from Papermania and he squiggle border from Taylored Expressions.  I colored the flowers with my Zig marker, just love these markers.

I am entering my card into 2 challenges this week:

Casology - Loud
Case This Sketch - see the sketch below

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Muse Challenge #217

I made this cute, little box card for this week's challenge at the Muse Card Club.  This is my first attempt at making a box card and I'm happy with the result.  I found a YouTube video by Sandi McIver showing how to make a rectangle pop up box using 8 1/2 X 11 paper, wrote down the instructions and Viola!! a card was born :)

Here's the adorable Muse card by Kim Heggins:

I know I will be making many more of these boxes, they are all that and a bag of chips :)

Thanks for stopping by today, it's a good day to be Happy!