Friday, January 12, 2018


Hi, There!

I spotted this idea on Pinterest and thought let's give it a try.  Used a heart die for my top cardstock and stamped my sentiment from Penny Black.  I think this Scripture is so appropriate for Valentine's Day!

Since this die makes a stitched outline around the heart, I fussy cut that part out from my second heart die cut and glued it to the front of the first heart cut out on the front of my card.  On a 5 x 7 white card base, I applied my washi tape, making sure it was in the right position for the heart cut out on the top cardstock which was applied to the base.  I added glitter all around the cutout on front.  I am happy with this and I think I will try another one!!  Thanks for stopping by, until my next post, hugs, and blessings ~ CaroleAnn     

Sharing this card

Penny Black Saturday Challenge for January - ATG with a Penny Black Product - sentiment is from Penny Black
Southern Girls Challenge - Stitch Me Up - faux stitching around the die cut heart

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Guess that is what will be going on for awhile at most blogs.  Getting those Valentine Cards done!  I wanted to challenge myself by making a card with no stamping, no coloring - now that does make me sad but I am sure I will be coloring up a storm after I get this creative spell out of my system!! LOL

I found this die set at Amazon and the price point was excellent for all 25 pieces and it does a beautiful job.  I would have paid $15 for one set of these dies anywhere else and I received all three sets, circles, squares and hearts for that one price.  They cut beautifully as you can see on this card.  I did not have any of these stitch dies so I was so happy with this order!!!  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Papers from my stash
Used my new die cut hearts and edged with distress ink
sequins - butterflies, stars, mirrors, white heart - Little Things/Butterfly Garden
Pink heart and regular sequins - 28 Lilace Lane and sparkle thread from stash
chipboard words from Make It Crafty and I painted them with distress inks
Close up of some of the sequins

Sunday, January 7, 2018


Are you an animal lover?  I love all animals but cats hold a special place in my heart.  So this image from East Wind was so much fun to color.  I just love the way the kitten is looking at her - kind of like the way my kittie, Sam, looks at me!!!  ( Scroll down to see photos of my Sam) They can make you feel so loved!!  Also, I like the little girl's jacket and her warm hat and mittens.  Since it was 0 degrees and windchill below 10 - I want her attire!!!  LOL

Stay warm, my blogging friends wherever you may be, with hugs and blessings until next time ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01
Hair E70 E71 E74
BV20 BV000
R20 R21
BV31 BV34
New Tag Die/and Stamp Set from Hero Arts
Stardust on her pompom and Wink of Stella on her hat
Ribbon, sticker, rhinestones from stash
Sharing Card With:
Crafting By Design - ATG - January Edition
Crafty Friends #74 - For A Girl or Lady
SSS Monday Challenge - Something New
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Something New

He has the most beautiful green eyes!
Watching me as I work on my computer, guess he likes the House-Mouse website:)
Sitting in my laundry basket - just came out of the dryer - he's smart!!! :)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Hi, There!

First card for 2018!!  This is a Stamping Bella image called Lulu Loves Poppies but I am not sure if it is still available as this is an older image.  I just had to color her up as I was craving something with flowers!!!

More snow coming our way and it was 7 degrees this morning!!!  BRRRRRR!

I have a new die from Precious Marieke/Rustic Nesting Frames and thought it framed Lulu nicely.  I used Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink around the edges and cut a few more contrasting dies to use behind the image.  The image is popped up with foam tape.  

Using the papers from Tim Holtz Idea-ology, I formed the card base and I cut apart some postcards to make letters on the side.  Used a heart die from Verve for the surrounding hearts.

The button sentiment is a chipboard from BoBunny that I received as a freebie from  The ribbon is from my stash and I tried to make a wax seal at the bottom - not sure if that is what I succeeded in displaying;)  You know - sealed with a kiss - not that it is lips but just a seal!!! lol

I would like to think that Miss Lulu just received a bunch of Poppies with her love letters;) 

Thanks for stopping by and sending you much love, hugs, and blessings for the new year ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe above and colors as follows:
Copic Markers:
E000 E00 E01  BG10 BG13 BG18  R81 R83 R85 R59   Wink of Stella   Stardust  Glossy Accents

Sharing card with:
SSS Monday Challenge - Something new - my new die cut frame

Saturday, December 23, 2017


Hi, There!

I am using an image from East Wind for my last post of the evening - which is really three in one night for me - a record for sure!  So scroll down if you wish to see the two previous posts.

But as my previous post has stated I am taking a break and will be back in the New Year.  So I wish all a wonderful holiday season and many wonderful blessings for a healthy and happy new year!!!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn


Hi, There!

This just about sums it up for me, this is my second post for the night and I have one more and then it is a break from blogging until the new year!!!  Thanks for stopping by, big hugs and blessings for a wonderful New Year to you!  CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Watercolor background with Brushos and added some sequins and Wink of Stella
Sentiment is from Penny Black

Sharin Card with:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Winter or Christmas 2017


Hi, There!

I love these House Mouse images.  They are all so sweet and always having fun if not a little mischief at that same time.  This mouse is called Monica and she has made some booties for her birdie friend.  Sweet.  Hoping some one does something nice for you!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Used Copic Markers to color the image, background paper, the metal corners, and ribbon all from my stash.  Stardust on the birdie's hat and on the ground.

Sharing with:
House-Mouse and Friends Challenge #256 - ATG/Christmas 2017