“The magi, as you know, were wise men–wonderfully wise men–who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.” ― O. Henry, The Gift of the Magi The Magi from the East. What a strange story, but one that has been accepted by Christianity for centuries. Three strangers from a… Continue reading On the 12th Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me…
There’s a new challenge on the Cupcake Inspirations blog and it’s a color theme! Our sponsor for this challenge is Poppy Stamps and they are generously offering a $20 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner. Link up your project and share our inspiration photo for a chance to win! Brown is not my favorite color…UNLESS,… Continue reading Shades of Brown
My boss shared this Far Side cartoon with me many years ago and it makes me laugh every time I see it! Today starts a new monthly challenge on the JFF Rubber Stamps blog and the theme is Halloween! I needed a little creativity jump start and used the September 2018 card sketch from the… Continue reading These are the Ghoul Times!
“The so-called Irish temperament is a mixture of flaming ego, hot temper, stubbornness, great personal charm and warmth, and a wit that shines through adversity. An irrepressible buoyancy, a vivacious spirit, a kindliness and tolerance for the common frailties of man and a feeling that ‘it is time enough to bid the devil good morning… Continue reading Freckles and a Temper
Golf is not my bag. I can curse loudly (and proficiently) and throw a golf club (kinda far I might add!), but I don’t enjoy playing golf. The sad part is that I’m not a bad golfer. I played a half-assed game at Bringhurst with my kids on Mother’s Day a few years ago. I… Continue reading Talk Birdie to Me
This phrase makes me laugh! Don’t cha think this would make the perfect girls’ night out invite?! I created today’s card using the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I stamped the JFF Rubber Stamps BCH-Flamingos image in Club Scrap sandstone ink, colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. I trimmed the images for placement and adhered with foam… Continue reading Let’s Flamingle!
I’m not a trendsetter, I just like what I like. Dyan Reaveley’s stamp quotes speak to me, especially this one. I made this card panel for the new Cupcake Inspirations challenge. I used Newton’s Nook Beautiful Bones stamp set and created some masks that I fussy cut from Post it tape. I colored and shaded… Continue reading Be You, the World Will Adjust!