Sunday, May 31, 2020

Giveaway Winner

Wow! Thank you for all the sweet comments on my coffee cards last week. chose the winner of this sweet little bag tag all the way from Hawaii. The winner is:

Holly AKA KopyKat

Please send me an email with your snail mail information so I can get this out to you right away. My email is

Thanks and congratulations!

Congrats Graduate

Both of my grandson's had milestones this year...Jacob graduated from Valparaiso High School and Cole graduated from 8th grade to start at VHS next year. This card is for 14 year old Cole. I feel so bad that all the kids that celebrated graduations this year from kindergarten and pre-school to elementary, high school and college were not given the celebrations they had looked forward to and worked so hard for. I am putting a little extra cash in my grandson's cards this year because cash always


Thanks for stopping by my blog. Stay healthy and safe.


Friday, May 29, 2020

Happiness Is.....

I have been enjoying myself mostly making cards this week and I have done a good job of building my stash. I just love this To Go die cut that I have....I can make a coffee cup look pretty much any way that I want to.

I am entering this card in the Die Cut Diva's Make It A Beverage Challenge

Thanks for stopping by my blog....I am looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend....what about you?


Monday, May 25, 2020

Take Life One Sip At a Time

Still working on coffee is my 7th card for the 
Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop. The bloghop runs all this week and is a great place to get inspired and see some awesome cards and other coffee/tea themed projects. And the are over 70 sponsors offering great prizes. I am offering some blog candy for someone who comments on my coffee projects this week. I got this bag tag in Hawaii recently (before the pandemic hit) where I had my first matcha was delicious.

I used the current sketch from My Favorite Things for this card:

I am also entering this card in the Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge # 460 - #461

And finally, I am entering this card in the Die Cut Diva's Make it a Beverage Challenge

That is it for now....I will be back soon with another card to share. I have been a busy crafter.

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day.


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Adulting Is Hard

Here is my sixth card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop and my favorite so far. This bloghop is so much fun....I really look forward to it. Their is an abundance of inspiration and fun prizes from over 80 sponsors. You have until Friday May 29th to link up a coffee/tea themed project or two to be eligible for the prizes. Why not join us?

I am also entering this card in the Tuesday Throwdown Tic Tac Toe Challenge

I went right across the middle and used green, a die (to cut out my little piggy) and a stencil.
Tic Tac Toe challenges are one of my favorite and I loved playing along with this one.

Finally I am also entering this card in the 

That is about it for now. Thank you for stopping by my blog. See you tomorrow for another project. Enjoy the holiday weekend but stay safe.


Sending You a Latte Birthday Wishes

I was busy in my craft room making a mess but also making a couple of cute cards for the 
Coffee Lovers Bloghop and a couple of other challenges. I love these Coffee Lovers Bloghops and really look forward to them to build my stash of cards. You can join the fun....there are loads of prizes as well as awesome cards and projects to inspire you. Check out the details HERE

I am also entering this card in the My Favorite Things Color Challenge 141

Finally, I am also entering this card in 
Die Cut Diva's Make It A Beverage Challenge....I love the wonky stitched rectangle that I die cut for my image and sentiment to sit on.

That is it for now.....thank you for stopping by my blog. I will be back soon with another card to share.


Happy 52

This is my last project as a guest design team member at Lasting Memories. The challenge was to use geometric or icon paper, 3 or more photos and circles. In April we celebrated Dave's quarantine birthday with a nice ride in our hot rod(which lives in the garage most of the time) and take out lunch down by the beach. It is a birthday we will both remember.

Thanks for checking in with me....I will be back in a bit to share a cute card I made.


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Life Happens

I look forward to the Coffee Lovers Bloghop twice a year. There are so many awesome, inspiring projects....I can sit for hours just looking at all the eye candy. But I also spend time creating my own cards/projects for the hop because, well....prizes. And there are a lot of awesome prizes to be had. This is actually my 4th card for the bloghop....for the other 3 check out my Instagram account 

I used the sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap for this card. They are having their 8th birthday bash with loads of sketches....a new one everyday. I just LOVE their card sketches. You cannot see it too clearly in the photo but I added Glossy Accents to the ice cubes for texture and a little realism....take my word for it, it looks great in real life. 

I am offering a little giveaway to someone who comments on my coffee themes projects this week. I picked up this fun bag tag in Hawaii when I was there earlier this year before the pandemic brought everything to a screeching halt.

I will post the winner on Sunday May 31 and I will be adding some other fun items to the winner's package.

That is it for now.....thanks for stopping in and checking out my blog. Stay healthy and safe.


Friday, May 22, 2020


You cannot beat Paper Smooches for the cuteness factor. I just love this image.....this birdie looks like my Quaker parrot Max who passed away nearly 2 years ago now. I miss that little rascal. To see all the cute stamps and dies from this awesome company click HERE

I used this sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap:

I am entering this card in the current Paper Smooches Thank You Challenge 

That is it for now. My husband is off today making this a four day weekend for him. So we are going to go out and take a ride down the coast. Take care and stay safe.


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Bears Family Day

Here is my third page that I created as a Guest Design Team Member for Lasting Memories. The challenge all month has bee Three Things. The three things that I had to use on this week's challenge was gingham/checked or plaid paper, hearts and one or more tags. I loved making this monochromatic page featuring my son and beautiful granddaughters using REALLY old papers from my stash that coordinated perfectly. Don't you love that peach ombre background paper? It is a nearly vintage sheet from Studio Calico.

I used this sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap:

That is it for right now....I am hoping to get into my room and be creative today but I have spent WAY too much time online this morning. Have a wonderful Sunday.


Thursday, May 14, 2020

Hi.....Miss You

I realized that the deadline for this challenge was midnight tonight so I got in my craft room this afternoon and after finishing a layout that I will share tomorrow I worked on this card. I am so happy with how bright and cheery it turned out. I seem to be making and sending a great number of missing you cards lately.....this social distancing is hard on me. I am a very sociable person but I am terrified of this virus so I stay home as much as possible. I will be glad when there is a safe and reliable vaccine available.

I made this card for the Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge

Paper smooches has the most adorable stamps and can check them all out at

I am also entering this card in the 

That's it for now.....time to freshen up the place before the hubby gets home. 


Hippo Bird-day

I love the current challenge on the Lawn Fawnatics challenge blog:

I decided to make a tag. I used all Lawn Fawn patterned papers on it and one of my golden oldie favorites stamp sets....the hippo and birdie from the Year Four Birthday stamp set.

I am also entering this in the Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Week #438 - #439 Challenge

That's it for now. I will be back tomorrow to share a scrapbook page that I am putting the finishing touches on today. Stay safe and healthy.


Monday, May 11, 2020

Downtown Valpo

I am really enjoying creating scrapbook pages for my own personal scrapbook lately. Most of my pages go into albums that I give away to my sons and grandchildren. It's nice to make some pages that I get to keep. This is one of them.

I created this page for the Lasting Memories 3 Things Challenge. I am one of the Guest Design Team members there this month which is really fun. For this week's 3 Things Challenge I had to use striped paper, stars and washi tape. 

That's it for is Monday which is laundry day around here. That should keep me busy today.

Thanks for checking out my blog.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

I Want You To Be As Happy......

These days with extra time home on my hands, I have found myself making and sending a lot of cards. In fact for awhile I was sending more than I was making so lately I have been busy trying to build my stash back up but it seems as soon as a make a card I am sending it out to cheer someone up. 

I am entering this fun card in two challenges:

That is it for now....thank you for checking out my blog. I will be back in a bit to share a fun layout that I made this week for a Guest Design Team assignment.


Fifth Grade

I love this school picture from a year ago of my beautiful granddaughter Abby so I decided to make a page for my personal scrapbook with it. I am entering this page in the 

I did the diagonal row of Flowers--Enamel Dots-- Chipboard

The layout may look a little crooked but I can guarantee you that it is straight in real camera scanned it a little

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I will be back later to share another project with you.


Sunday, May 3, 2020

Bee Happy

I wanted to enter the Lawn Fawnatics current challenge so I worked on this card this afternoon. I don't think my sky is very spectacular but I decided to enter Challenge #75 anyway

That is it for today....I hope to be back soon with another crafty project to share.


Saturday, May 2, 2020

Week 11 Maui

Our trip to Hawaii in early March was awesome despite being somewhat overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic which was really ramping up back here on the mainland while we were there. But the beauty of the islands, the positivity of the people and the delicious food will long remain in our memory. I plan on documenting the whole trip in a separate Traveler's Notebook but our time in Maui definitely belongs in my 2020 52 Favorites TN.  I used this awesome TN sketch from Lisa Hidy and am entering it at her sketch challenge on her blog My Creative Endeavors 

I am also entering this spread in Lori's above challenge. I am using my current favorite colors to create with coral and aqua and my favorite embellishments are stickers....especially those funky font Bella Blvd alpha stickers. You can see all the details on Lori's blog My Happy Life.

That is about it for now. I will be back soon to share another fun project.
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