Tuesday, March 15, 2016


National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop // Inspiration, Prizes, + More - rightathomeshop.com/blog

This is National Craft Month and is being celebrated with a blog hop by Right At Home blog and there are many wonderful sponsors with great prizes.  With that link to their blog, take a moment to check out the store.  They carry many fabulous brands, plus one of their own.

Lawn Fawn is one of my favorite brands.  The stamp sets are so creative and the sentiments that come with them are so clever and make it easy to apply to all kinds of occasions.  We will all be scrambling to find something green to wear on Thursday and that gave me the idea for this card.

My new fun technique is masking.  It makes stamping have great dimension and give sort of a 3D effect.  This new stamp set will work for just about any occasion, just color the clothes or add a new logo to the shirt. 

Thanks for visiting and have a Happy St Patrick's Day! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Darnell is just a riot!  I love to read her blog.  NBUS is something we all suffer from, so I dug around and here is what I came up with.

I have to admit where I got this idea.  I have a pair of pajamas and they have bikes all over them with this sentiment.  I ride my bike almost everyday and I love it. Along with an old never used stamp set, I thought this would be my theme for the NBUS Challenge #6.

The NBUS on this card is the word "RIDE" using the stamp set Sketchbook Letters by Hero Arts.  I won the stamp set in a contest a year or two ago along with many other things that I also have not used. The letters are big and have these sketchy lines on them that most of the time look out of place.  So I just thought of another NBUS - the stamp word "beautiful" is from the stamp set Everyday Words by Impression Obsession. Never used it because it is BRAND NEW!  25 different words in a bold script and I am sure this will become a go to stamp set since it can makes dozens of expressions.  "Life is a" comes from a Simon Says Stamp set called Life is a Journey.  I think the three different fonts all work well together. I heat embossed the text with white embossing powder. The bicycle die is from Memory Box, Brand New Bicycle and hard to see, but it is hot pink glitter paper.  Plain black paper and it is done.

Thank you Darnell for the chance to enter your contest.  I have to say, crafting makes life a beautiful ride!

Thank you for visiting.