Anniversary Card for Tom

 Heart Quest Challenge Blog for February 28

The latest challenge at Heart Quest Challenge Blog starts today.  The challenge is Happy Anniversary and must include a "heart."  Every month I forget the heart and have to go back, put it on and re-photograph the card.  I used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I made this card for my husband, Tom.  We will be married 47 years on May 19th.  We have been through so much together.  Raising three kids, moving cross country, dealing with serious medical issues when we had to  be care taker for each other and him losing his job when we had three kids about ready to go to college.  We survived it all and are stronger because of it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Inspiration Station  - Happy couple facing away from viewer.

Dream Valley Challenges - Use Your Favorite Colors

Get Creative Challenges - Hearts

Inspiration Station - Photo Inspiration 

Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes

Dare 2B Artsy - Love 

Dragonfly Dreams - Love

Crafty Catz - Dots, Stripes or Both

Farm Quest Challenge Blog for Febtuary 28


The Farm Quest theme this rime is galvanized or wooden tubs, troughs, buckets or crates.  I chose this image Fall Gnomie by KLM.  I colored the image with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Place to Start - Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes 

Polka Doodles - Anything Goes

Creative fingers - Anything Goes



This is my final card for the January Christmas Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  The theme is Berries.  The image is from Power Poppy.  The paper is from  Stampin' Up.

HQCB St. Patrick's Day Card


This is my DT entry for Heart's Quest Challenge Blog.  I used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Leprechaun Lass..  I colored her with Copic markers.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.  The ribbon is from a ribbon club I had previously belonged to.  It's Really Reasonable ribbon,  I really love their ribbons.  I only stopped because I ran out of space to store the ribbon!  Please come and join us.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Get Creative Challenge - Hearts

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar - Add a Ribbon

Diane's Digi Stamps - Add One or More Hearts

FQCB Canning Jar


Today's Farm Quest Challenge is to use a canning jar.  I found this jar of flowers at the Silhouette Design Store.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I believe the paper is from Hobby Lobby.  It's one of my favorites.  Please come and join us.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Passion for Markers - Add Flowers

Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes

Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge - "W" is for Water

Valentine's for the Grandkids


These are my Valentine's card for Lucas and Ethan.  I used two Spellbinder's Mailbox die sets.  My husband doesn't care for these cards at all, but I'm out of time so it is what it is.  I'm not very fond of them either.  I unfortunately forgot to photograph Logan's card that I mailed to Michigan. My daughter  said she would send me a photo so I can add it.

Christmas Cardinals 2

I saw this card on Pinterest and just had to make it!  My photographing in the early morning light is not the best, but I decided to go with it.  I traced it back to a Stampin' Up Demonstrator who lists the card as made by Dawn & Glenn Zdziarski.  I was unable to find any other information. I tried to find information about casing a card and couldn't find anything on that either.   My card is not an exact duplicate, but it is very similar so I thought I would give them credit.  I will not enter it in any challenges since it is not all my original work.  Tom designed the card measurements for me so I could fit everything on it.  It's 8.5 inches tall.  I will probably send this to one of my family members that has had someone very important pass since cardinals have a lot of meaning.

The card is made with Stampin' Up stamps and dies. The cardstock is also from Stampin' Up.  I colored the cardinals with Copic markers.  I did have some difficulty with the snow.  It did not really apply the way I wanted it to, but I'm learning (a little!)   




Christmas Eve

This is a die set by Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I thought it was adorable!  It fits in with the February Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoast.  The theme this month is bricks.  I am doing three cards a month so two more brick cards to go!  I embossed the Merry Christmas in silver.  I don't really like it, but i didn't have an ivory embossing powder and white was too bright with all the ivory on the card. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for Anything 

Christmas Craft Creations - Snippets

Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Most Magical Time of the Year - Halloween or Christmas

Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas

12 Months of Christmas - Anything Goes


Bald Eagle


Today starts the February Challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog. I chose the image Bald Eagle.  I colored this image with Prismacolor pencils and soft pastels.  It took quite a while to find just the right paper.  My stockpile of designer papers is quite extensive and not sorted well at all.  That's something I'll need to work on in the future.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
AAA Birthday - Anything Birthday Goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes 
Allsorts - For Boys/Men  
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Park Hopping-My Happy Place - Anything Inspired by a Theme Park

Die Cut Cards

      These two cards were made with three Spellbinder's die sets.  I have been collecting Spellbinder's dies for years and have alm...