Color Blog Hop March 22, 2017

Hello Hoppers – today I believe we have a full hop – you should have just visited Joni and following me is Sandy.  Our challenge today is to CASe the person ‘behind‘ you.  We’ve had some debate how to interpret that – but in my mind Sandy is behind me in the line-up, so I went with that logic.  It will be interesting to see how everyone looks at who is behind them.  This was a fairly easy challenge for me because Sandy has such a nice selection to choose from.  I am a ‘keeper‘ – I keep every little bit of what others would consider trash . . . so using scraps again was fun for me.  I also enjoyed using my new Special Reason bundle.  I especially like the sayings and need this one for a friend that is going through rough times.  So here is my card:



Color Blog Hop March 15, 2017


77390913b The scraps I used are  some my daughter gave me – she recently arranged for a card workshop at her office . . . unfortunately, due to a small snowfall,  it had to be rescheduled    . . . then people couldn’t attend and so forth.  Only one person went and hence my challenge – take the materials they had paid for and make a new workshop with them that was not Valentine themed.  This challenge is somewhat like a jigsaw puzzle – use one color here – no, wait I need that for this one.  I am sure you have had left over workshop pieces – I began by searching pinterest and setting up a board called Hillary’s Challenge so I could move things around and compare what I had to use and where it would best fit.  You can see the full board here.    Keep in mind that I will not be there to instruct, and I’m not sending my stamps etc – so selections had to be fairly easy, and I had to pre-stamp/cut things to make kits.   So her challenge was very fitting for this challenge  You should have already visited Helen’s blog and up next is Sandy – who I know has a bit of snow up on Ice Mountain!  I already posted the fourth card last week. We were looking forward to having Joni back with us, but the snow storm has left her without power.  Hope she is staying warm.

Color Blog Hop March 8, 2017

14044316bHello and welcome to another week on the color blog hop.  You should have arrived from Helen’s BlogSandy is next – make sure to leave her a nice note.  Here is the card I decided to CASe – I changed it just a bit – made it side ways, as that was part of another challenge I am working on . . . one my daughter Hillary gave me – more on that later 😉  Hope you like my rendition.Card I cased:


Color Blog Hop March 1, 2017 b

img_082814889963bThe challenge I used is one from YNS # 58 – click on this link to find it.
I love this color combo.  This challenge has encouraged me to use a stamp set I have had for over a year that unfortunately has NEVER seen ink – how could that be you ask?  Sadly, I have others with the same affliction.  Anyway, I am happy to bring this darling set out of storage and give it some love.  It’s called Circle of Spring – very fitting for the current weather – although I hear we are in for colder temps later in the week.  You should have hopped here from Helen’s and up next is Sandy.ynscolor-58-350x452

Color Blog Hop Feb. 22, 2017

88875307bHow did we get so far into February already??  For today’s project we are to use our favorite technique.  My favorite ‘new’ technique involves using a new paper called yupo paper.  It is plastic and therefore does not absorb the ink.  I fell in love with cards made by Loll {check out Stampin With Loll} using the yupo paper and alcohol ink [tutorial here] . . . now before you go crazy because it’s not available from su – I used everything else from su [framelits, cardstock, stamps for the inside with a greeting etc.].  See what you think:  16790703_806325625448_793094936_n-1As usual, you should have just been to Joni’s Blog and please continue on over to my friend Sandy’s Blog.  Thanks for stopping by.

Color Blog Hop Feb. 8, 2017

15133057bToday our challenge is to use something from the new Occasions Catalog – honestly there are so many pretty and fun things in it that it is not really a challenge at all.  OK – so I did make it my own personal challenge because I wanted to accomplish two things at once – the challenge AND my daughter’s 30th birthday card.  She has been celebrating all weekend – her high school and college friends as well as some new friends  all went to a pottery class together – she planned her own party – provided the room, food etc. but all had a marvelous time.  Then we all had a fancy tea on Sunday.  SOOO – I wanted her card to be extra special – she really loves succulents, so I went with the Succulent dsp, balloons, the Number of Years Stamp set and the Large Number framelits and to top it off I added the new Lace Doilies.  I hope you will like my card.  You should have arrived from Joni’s and up next is Sandy.  Have a great week – maybe we will get some snow??? Hard to believe as we broke records today with temps in the 60’s.