Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Thursday, August 31, 2017

B Bar Ranch

This card is for my closed SIF card group challenge. The challenge is for a Bee card. Since I'm out of town and have to use what is available from the supplies I brought, I'm asking for a real 'stretch' of imagination.

There is a ranch near Gardiner, Montana on the north end of Yellowstone that encompasses land as far as you can see and beyond. A road goes through the middle of the ranch and ultimately leads to a remote campground. It is also a favorite place for locals and the lucky people that are let in on the secret...moose and especially grizzly bears are more commonly spotted on either side of said road. We've seen 5 grizzlies so far and 1 moose, as well as a small family of white tail deer cavorting in a large meadow area. It's well worth the 30 minute drive.

Back to my card. The stretch is the B Bar Ranch sign. It's going to be as close as I can get to producing a bee card for now!

This bear is from a Lawn Fawn set and the papers are taken from my stash.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Being away from home for 2 months means mail doesn't get to you as fast. Bills are done online of course but magazines take longer to be forwarded.

At any rate, I received my Quick Cards mag this week and had to make a card with the free stamp and embossing folder. Its just too cute!

I'm entering this card in the Outlawz Monday challenge - Anything Goes with a sentiment.

I popped the sentiment up to stand out and found this perfect piece of burlap for a background and mounted it all on my homemade card stock. Very fun to make.

Thursday, August 24, 2017


It's been so long since I posted but I hope to begin getting back into it. Life is just crazy sometimes and you just have to roll with it!

I went to and saw they have a challenge on Festive Friday that includes Christmas and thought I'd join in.

The story behind this 'inspiration' is...when I saw this die cut I thought it was an outhouse. I so loved the idea of positioning Santa coming out. Turns out its a bell tower, but I like outhouse better so tried it anyway. Maybe some of my friends from the south will enjoy it, ha!

At any rate, I'm dropping this in on the Festive Friday Challenge. Drop by Outlawz and check out all the fun they have there!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Petal Power

What a perfect title for the Spring Time going on in Florida! Today starts a new Unicorn Challenge called just that...Petal Power. Be sure to join in the fun with the Design Team!

I made this card using a technique I saw online recently by K Werner Designs called Colorful Springtime Masked Stamping. Click on that title to see the video on It's a simple process but creates a lovely effect! Thanks Kristina :)

So, here is my card:

I started with plain white cardstock, did the masking technique, tied the ribbon around it and mounted that on a plain lavender cardstock and then onto my handmade paper. Since my mother-in-law loves purple, I will send it to her.

Supplies used:
Stamp set by Hero Arts
Darice Embossing Folder

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Go Green

I bought something new at the Stampfest show....gel pens. They are fine point roller ball pens for coloring. Soo, I had to use them to see how they work.

This center stamp was stamped 3 times and fussy cut to raise as layers. I colored them all and then stacked. The shiny cardstock is from a friend for Christmas (thanks again Carole!), the ribbon is part of my stash and basic brown paper is my homemade cardstock and it was dry embossed with a swirl pattern by Stylecraft.

And the color green is pre-dominate for use with the newest Unicorn Challenge for March which is Go Green. Click here or on the highlighted words above to go see the blog and the inspiration cards by the Design Team, and then join in the fun with your own card!