Saturday, July 30, 2016



 Two co-workers became grandma's this past week, and its a boy! The fun part is it is for the same baby, yes their son and daughter are married!  What an exciting time. Bear and words are embossed, background paper is from DCWV.

A few fun challenges:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Water coloring/ splattering

I had so much fun making this card and the watercolor splotches that you can see above but even more so in the close-up below.  I recently took a Craftsy class by Catherine Pooler: Wild Cards, 21 Techniques with Favorite Supplies and it was a great refresher and had some new twists.  I had not die cut from a watercolor and embossed the die cut as I did here, and had not tried water splattering before, so thanks Catherine for the motivation!

A few fun challenges:
Creative With Stamps: #4 Splatters
WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

MHKDesigns July/August Monthly Challenge

It's time for another monthly challenge at mhkdesigns with the photo or color challenge below or you can use a mhkdesign image for anything goes!
As you can see above I went with the beautiful red/cranberry and gray colors with the Sled Friends digital set.  Below is a closeup:

Be sure to check out the rules and link up for a chance to win at mhkdesigns.
Design team inspiration:
  • *Mynn: Owner
  • Asha
  • Donna (you are here)
  • Jerrie
  • Jessica
  • Judy
  • Lilian
  • Michele
  • NanaConnie
  • Rocky
  • Sathya
  • Shawna
  • !

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Under the Sea

    It's very hot and humid here in Missouri so it was a good time to play with Gerda Steiners underwater  image for this months progressive challenge, is this not the cutest digi set?  I had so much fun with it.  I took out some previous polished stone papers and used one for my image and one for the background. I used my Koh-i-nor pencils and a glitter pen and that was all it needed. Hope you are keeping cool and enjoying some creative time.

    A few fun challenges:

    Saturday, July 16, 2016

    July Birthdays


    Yes, it's time for birthday celebrations at work again this coming week.  Here are two of the four cards I made.  Not sure I like the crooked layering but thought I would give it a try for something different.  The top set is Itty Bitty Boltz by Sparkle and Sprinkle and I added some dots of embossing using my Versa Mark pen to add a little sparkle. The second card I used a sunflower by CraftsStan, it was manufactured in 1996 so has been in my collection so a long time. 

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

    Sunday, July 10, 2016

    Bright and cheery

    Had a wonderful time a the yearly stamping convention in Collinsville, Ill with my mom, Diane, Shirley, Pat, Cheryl, and another Diane.  My splurge was Zig markers and this is my first card I made with them.  I used Floral Duet stamp set by Amuse Studio's.  The flower sequins were from the Morning Star booth at the convention.   The Zig markers are so much fun to color with and blend so well!   A close-up is below:
    A few fun challenges: