Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Hi, There!

Just one more card for tonight.  Have so many more to make but having fun with it all!  So many amazing digital and rubber stamps to choose from, I can never make up my mind what to work on next!!  Oh, what a dilemma to have, right?!  LOL  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Digital Stamp from A Day For Daisies - A Sign I Give
Little to no coloring here.  Copic marker to outline.  Star dust for the star and a touch of Wink of Stella around The Baby.  Embossed one of the background cards with holograph embossing powder which doesn't show up in this photo but looks nice in person;)  Ribbon and two rhinestones and done!


Hi, There!

Just a fast post as I am trying to get a good stack of these cards as fast as I can and hopefully in the mail before Christmas - LOL!!  Well, sometimes it is nice to receive a card after the fact.  I actually enjoy getting cards after the holidays and sitting when it is all calm and looking over all the cards!  I received this as a freebie from Artist Mitz Sato-Wiuff at Aurora Wings.  And I love it so much, I had to color it twice - one in traditional holiday colors and the other in blue!  Sorry, I forgot to write down the Copic Markers used!  Thanks for stopping by and hope you like my additions.  Till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Shared with Aurora Wings Challenge #40 - Christmas - MADE TOP 3 WITH THIS CARD!!

Inside Card

Winter Sprite in Blue

Inside of card

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Hi, There!

Okay I may be on a roll now but I got inspired by a You Tube Video I saw here and had to give it a try and now I am 4 cards into my stash for Christmas!  I used lots of stickers from K&Company to save time and a sentiment inside from Our Daily Bread Design.  Till next time, Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Inside of the above card

Christmas Z Fold Card #3

Christmas Z Fold Card #4

Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Card #1

Hi, There!

Can you believe it!!  I have one Christmas card done!!  LOL  Since I only just started my retirement a month ago, I am hoping this time next year, the good Lord willing, I will have many more of these cards done.  So my posts will be short so I can get back into the room and start thinking about the next card!  Hope you are having more success then I am in finding time to create your cards - because I need all your inspiration to get me going too;)  Take care, till next time, Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image from A Day For Daisies and image is colored with Copic Markers:
Mary and Child - B91, 95, 45; G40, 82; E40,30,31; E21,23, 55,57;  Star Y18.
The sentiment and the die cut came from Our Daily Bread Designs.  
Lots of stardust here and there.  Papers from stash and filigree corner from stash.

Card shared at:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #191 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #136 - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Christmas Card Challenge #50 - Anything Goes Christmas - now this is the push I needed:)

Friday, November 25, 2016


Hi, There!

I hope you had a happy day after all the turkey eating day - if you celebrate Turkey Day;)  I was just happy to have a day that I did not have to cook anything since it is all about the leftovers for me!! 

Just wish this country could realize Thanksgiving is about "family and friends" and stop the craze over the shopping.  My grandson missed his first Thanksgiving Day dinner with us in 18 years since he had to work from 2:30 pm to 1:00 am on Thanksgiving Day!!!  

Off my soap box and on to my card.  I love this Stamping Bella rubber stamp image!  So I used it to make this birthday card for my grandson's girlfriend.  Since she likes her coffee I am hoping this is a good match - not to mention her gift is a coffee mug with an imprinted picture of her and my grandson at his Senior prom this past June with the caption - Love Is All You Need!  

Have a great weekend and till next time, hope you share a cup of Java or Tea with a special someone! Hugs and Blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card at:
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #128:  November Birthdays
Polkadoodles Week 46: Anything Goes
Stamping Bella - sent via email to Emily:)

Friday, November 18, 2016


Hi, There  (This card won Top 5 Pick from QKR Stampede - Thank You!)

Just had to make one more card today with the Brusho crystals.  Love watching the different colors blend and create a surprise each and every time - used this on the background.  Leaf stamp from Inkadinkadoo with different color inks.  The text stamp is from my stash so not sure of product name.  A few sequins here and there. 

I am thankful for having blogger friends and websites that let me seek more inspiration and share what I create.  Thank you to the Lord for giving me the talents that I have to help me to create and share with you.  

So thank you for visiting my little piece of the blogging world, many blessings to you and yours, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Challenge Entries for this card:


Hi, There

I hope you are well today.  I re-discovered my Brusho crystals - btw I have lots of "stuff" that needs to be "re-discovered"!  I used them to make the back ground on this card and over stamped with a stamp from Inkadinkadoo with  different colored inks.  A few sequins here and there and done!

Most of our leaves are gone now so winter is coming.  Had some beautiful sunny weather in the 50's so a little warmer than it should be but I will take it.  So this is to remember the Autumn moments in color!  Till next time, Hugs & Blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Challenge Entries for this card:

613 Avenue Create Challenge #191 - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge # 32 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge # 148 - Anything Goes

Monday, November 7, 2016


Hi, There!

I hope you are well and keeping warm in your part of the world.  I absolutely love fall.  Has always been my favorite season of the year - candy apples, trees all turning their leaves into beautiful colors of fall, pumpkin spice lattes, and warm, fuzzy sweaters! :)  So only natural for me to crave to do a fall page in my journal.  Until next time, I wish you warm wishes and have a sip or two of your favorite warm cup of Java or Tea!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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Friday, November 4, 2016


Hi, There!

Well, this has been a long time since my "May" post.  I had a bad time with my arthritis so I was very limited to how much time I could spend at my crafting table.  Hopefully, I can get back into the swing again.  Next big news is that I retired in October so I hope that will give me more time too!!

These are just two of the cards I made for Halloween.  Hoping to work on some fall and Thanksgiving cards.  Perhaps now I will be able to organize my time so I can have these cards done much earlier next year;)  

So glad to be back and I have been watching all the beautiful creations you have all been making. Till next time, stay well ~ Hugs and Blessings, CaroleAnn

Take A Bite:
Trick Or Treat
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