Monday, February 29, 2016

Zion National Park

A few pictures from our vacation to Zion National Park and surrounding areas.

This is from the top of Observation Point, A very strenuous hike, you can tell
by the road and the mountains  across from it the height we hiked. Slowly but we
made it.

Yes, those are our feet, we did some off trail hiking and that is what we were hiking up
 part of the time.  I did send my husband ahead without me a certain point and just sat on
a rock and enjoyed the beauty.

This is Antelope Canyon, it was a guided tour and was a 2 1/2 hour drive midweek
and a wonderful rest for our legs.
Looking forward to catching up on all your blogs over the next week!

Thursday, February 25, 2016


This is a just because card. I send a card this week every year to a
dear friend that needs it for a special reason this week.  I want her
to know she is not alone and that she is in my thoughts and

Sunday, February 21, 2016

MHK Designs February/March Challenge

I can't believe it is already time for the second MHK Designs Challenge.  The goal is for it to be fun and simple with a photo /color swatch.  It can be one or both. Or if you use a MHK image, anything goes.  Check out the rules here:  Challenge Rules
Lots of great prizes not only on MHK Designs blog but for random comments on the Design Team blogs so be sure to leave me a comment and visit the rest of the DT blogs.
Our Challenge Prompt for February/March:
I used the bird from Birds and Branches and followed the color prompt, I coordinated with papers and sequins from my stash to match the color prompt.  This set comes with a 3 saying and two other images that I have used before. I am waiting to use a saying until I am ready to send this card out it the spring, which can not come soon enough!
My close up:
I hope you will play along with the challenge.  Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the prize draws!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

MHK Designs Release Week: Day 5: Easter Blessings


Today is the final day of release week for MHK Designs!

This design stood alone to me as a black and white, I printed it on vellum and mounted it on a spring green cardstock and added a bit of washi tape.!  Simple, clean and elegant.

Easter Blessings Digital Stamp Set

 I hope you have liked the new designs, my creations, the inspirations from Mynn and the rest of the design team.  Once again if you visit MHK Designs  today and leave a comment you will have a chance to win this set!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Where Flowers Bloom

This is my second post today.

I thought this would be a perfect card for my chemo buddy this week.  This
 saying from Verve stamps is one of my favorites, the other
 two stamps are from Verve also. Wishing all a happy

MHK Designs Release Week Day 4: Bunny Love

Wow, it is already day 4 of release week at MHK Designs!  Today is Bunny Love a cute whimsical set that comes with 3 fun images and 4 sayings, I also used the new paper set Easter Flowers.

Bunny Love Digital Stamp Set

For your chance to win and more inspiration visit MHK Designs and be sure to visit again tomorrow for the final day of the release!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

MHK Designs Release Week Day 3: He is Risen

Today is day 3 of release week at MHK Designs!  Todays card is He is Risen colored with Copic markers and I backed it with MHK Designs Stenciled Roses Digital papers.

He Is Risen Digital Stamp Set

Be sure to visit MHK Designs for your chance to win this stunning set and for more inspiration!


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

MHK Designs Release Week Day 2: Purr-Fect

This is day 2 of release week at MHK Designs, for a chance to win this beautiful set Purr-Fect and for more information visit MHK Designs.
I created a swing card with this set.  I had to play with my sizes to fit this image.  The easiest way to create a swing card is to go to Pintrest and enter "swing card tutorial" in the search box and look for a video.  You may have to look at a couple to find one that is the best for you to follow.

Purr-Fect Digital Stamp Set
Again check out MHK Designs for a chance to win this set and link to the cards made by the rest of the design team!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Release Week MHK Designs Day 1: Birds & Branches

This is release week at MHK Designs,  you can find more information at MHK Designs and enter for a chance to win the release of the day for the next 5 days!
Today is Birds and Branches and I made a card using Brusho powdered watercolors.

 Birds and Branches Digital Stamp Set
Again check out MHK Designs for a chance to win this set and link to the cards made by the rest of the design team!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Berry Much


This is my dear husbands Valentines card, not sure if you can see the glossy accents on the strawberry.

And below is his gift, what would I do without Pintrest for ideas. Of course there are tags on the other side too and a balloon on top.

Wishing you all a very special Valentines Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Jump Rope Shaker

This is Gerda Steiner's image of the month for her progressive challenge, jump rope bunny.  I made a shaker card with my new Fuse Tool a dear friend gave me for my birthday.  I see a lot of shaker cards in my future!  They are so quick and easy with the Fuse Tool.

Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge

Thursday, February 11, 2016

For my sweetie's



I'm a bit overdue for a post and a bit behind in life, these sweet cards are going in the mail today with some treats, luckily I am working  a short day since I have an appointment and can get to the post office early.   These images were among the 4 images I snagged off of Facebook for free from Create and Craft, one more to post on Sunday. You're to Sweet uses Amuse paper and You're my sweet tea uses background paper from Michael's, I like the brown and red combo.  Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy celebrating Valentines Day!

Friday, February 5, 2016

MHK Designs: Sled Friends

Hi friends!  I'm on the MHK Designs blog today with a winter greeting for you!  Hope you stop by and take a peek!  Hope you are not getting too much of this beautiful white snow!

Monday, February 1, 2016

House of Cards February Challenge : Shaped Cards


This months challenge for House of Cards is:
Technique Challenge: Shaped Cards
I chose to go with a Latte.  I used a digi from Drawn With Character and enlarged it close to an A2 card size and then printed it on white cardstock, Valentine paper, and beige cardstock.  After paper piecing I decorate the foam top of the latte first with liquid applique and heat set it (I just can never let it set overnight) and then spread clear glitter glue over it.  Then I sparkled the front of the card up with a gray atyouSpica pen.
Open view, I have not chosen an inside message yet:
Close up to show the sparkle:

Visit House of Cards to see the inspiration of the design team, new members will be featured each week and we would  love for you to play along.

You can also click below:
Cohenna | Donna | Dotty Jo | Em | Emily | Heather
Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarzyna Ewa * | Katy | Leslie* | Linda
Merethe | Merlina* | Michele | Paula* | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley* | Steph | Sue N. | Sue T. Susan* | Tina* | Toni
A few fun challenges:
Brown Sugar #183: Anything Goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday #173 Love
Pink and Main #5: Sparkle
Simon Says Anything Goes: 1/27