Monday, February 27, 2017

Pop-Up Card for my Sister!

Hi, There!

I have wanted to make a pop-up card for a very long time and finally got around to trying it.  I had some technical problems but those areas have been hidden by other clever art work!!  LOL  So as I make more of these, I am sure I will figure out the cut-out part for the inside of the card a little better each time.
Thanks for checking in with me, have a great evening, till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card at:
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #148 - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts Challenge #33 - Option Add a Sentiment
The Cutie Pie Challenge #108 - Simply Love

Inside of Card:
Card Recipe:
Image is from Stamping Bella - Huggy Squidies - so darn CUTE!!!!  Fun to color up too:
Copic Markers - Skin E000 E00 E53 E02  Hair E23 E25 E29 and Spectrum pencil #104
E70 E71 E77 E79 and Spectrum pencil #099  Dress R20 R21  R56 R59
Glitter card stock paper from my stash  Sentiment is included with the rubber stamp image.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

You're Sew Special Card

Hi, There!

Just wanted to post this fast - not because I have to prepare dinner- LOL - like my last post but because I have to get ready to go to church with my granddaughter!!

I received this clear stamp set and papers as part of a freebie with my subscription to Cardmaking & Papercrafts magazine.  I have been receiving this magazine for years and I love it.  They always include "free" stuff and I love the element of surprise when my magazine shows up in the mailbox!!

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful Sunday, till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card at:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Scrapper's Delights Challenge #63

Double D Challenges - Ric Rac - Zig Zag

Card Recipe:
Kraft cardstock, (realized the envelope showed up in the photo after I posted) clear stamps and papers received from Cardmaking magazine.  Embossed the stamped images in sparkle black powder.  Wrapped thread around the spool; lace and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; buttons from my friend Carolyn!!  Hugs to you!!

Saturday, February 25, 2017


Hi, There!

Making this short as I should be starting dinner!!! LOL  But I just had to have a play with my new toy - W R Memory Keepers Precision Press.  

I have been drooling over the Misti Press but it really is not in my budget so decided to do some research on both the Misti and the Memory Press.  I purchased the WR Memory Keepers Press.  

For me there was no issue with the paper moving as I stamped and I tried it on watercolor paper that had a curl to it due to the background paints I used.  The base on the Memory Press for your card stock has some kind of texture to it that grips your paper.  It worked beautifully with both the clear stamps and the foam cling mounted rubber stamps - no need to change anything for use with these different types of stamps as it adjusted itself to either type of stamp.  

So here is what I stamped and not sure what I will do with them but they will go into some project down the line!!!  Here's to a new toy for everyone - oops, not on my budget - sorry!!!  LOL

Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn😊

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Love You to the Moon and Back!

Hi, There!

Hope my post finds you well.  I just finished this card tonight and so a fast post as I am needing some shut-eye!!  I have so many Stamping Bella stamps yet to use and I love them all.  This one fits right in for a challenge on transporting!  So here is Ramona and her Teddy going to the Moon and back!!!  The background was done with Brushos and the image was colored with Copic Markers with star dust here and there.  White gel pen for the path taken to the moon and back;)  Thanks for visiting with me, have a good night, till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card at:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Transport It

Crafting From the Heart Challenge #147:  Anything Goes

Copic Markers Used:
Background done with Brushos - Black, Ultra, Teal, Emerald Green
YR68 YR09 Y13 Y15 Y19  E97 E99 E31 E35 E00 E02  B95 B26  C0 C1 C2
Star dust here and there and white gel pen for trip destination:)

Monday, February 20, 2017


Hi, There!

I am back again this time with my second page for my attempt to "Break a Blank Page" as presented on youtube by Marta.  Background has gesso first, then glued down torn book pages.  Modeling paste for the stencil.  Used Lindy's Stamp Gang spray inks and Magicals to paint the background.  Inkadinkadoo stamps colored with Lindy's ink sprays and fussy cut and applied to background along with two stamped sentiments.  Lots of shine on this page but just does not come thru in photo and I used by star dust for glitter here and there!!  So late here and I am going to bed.  Thanks for visiting, till next time, wishing you a little "carefree" time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing my page at:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #173 - Anything Goes
Aurora Wings Challenge #44 - Anything Goes

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mixed Media Fun - Page 1

Hi, There!

Hope you are all doing okay and maybe having some fun or creative time to yourself for today or perhaps tomorrow.  

I played today with my blank pages for mixed media art.  I have a photo of the pages that I have to create something on and one finished page.  

Finished page has recycled chipboard that I just glued to my page and then started adding spray paints of different colors and the rest just fell into play for me.  

I never have a plan and I think once the paint goes down on my page that actually is my spring board to what I will add next.  The idea for this practice work of art is from Marta's video on "How to Break a Blank Page" on YouTube.  Thanks Marta!!  

Well, till next time, have a great weekend, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing my work art at:

Inkspirational: Challenge 128 - heart photo inkspirational
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #60 - Glitter  (glitter is on my button at bottom and the paints have sparkle in them but does not show up in photo)

Pages yet to be used for creating something!!  Part of the fun of just using mixed media, you never know what will happen!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cute Wee Stamp - Amy

Hi, There!

Happy Valentines Day to you - again!  I did not think I would post again for this day but here I am with a card that I made last night from a digital stamp that I have had for a long time.  Wee Stamp/Amy designed by Sylvia Zet.  

I started going thru some of my drawers of stash both rubber stamps, printed digital stamps and also some neglected paper stashes.  I want to try to use as much as I find before I start my donating process of all my "old stash of goodies".  Thanks for stopping by and till next time, Hugs and Blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card with:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - "Use a Favorite Tool"  - I have many - LOL but I like my Star Dust glitter, and my Tim Holtz distress tool and distress inks for shading around the papers.

Crafting From the Heart Challenge #146 - Always Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Papers distressed with distress tool, inked edges with distress inks.  MS edge punch.  Lace added from stash.  Wood stained word added "Celebrate"
Copic Markers used:
skin  E000 E00 E02 E11  Hair  E21 E15 E19  Shirt/Boots  E35 E37  Pants  B41 B45 R12 R14
Flowers/balloon/grass  R12 R08 Y11 Y06 Y08 723 Y17 Y19 Y38 G21 G24 G94 G85 G43 G49
Added some Wink of Stella to her hair, glossy accents her balloon and star dust here and there.

Happy Valentines Day

Hi, there!

Happy Valentines Day to you and I hope you have a wonderful day full of kindness from someone special in your life.  Hope your cup of kindness overflows for you!!  Keep a smile in your heart - thanks for visiting - Hugs & Blessings, CaroleAnn

Friday, February 10, 2017

Baby Its Cold Outside!!!

Hi, There!

It is hot cocoa time here on the East Coast of USA!!!  We got a foot of snow here yesterday and the temps have really dropped.   So I decided a nice cup of hot cocoa for me and what better way to enjoy my hot beverage but to color something!!  I have this image forever and not sure if I ever used it but she is so cute - Marci from La-La Land Crafts/Hot Cocoa rubber stamp!!!  I decided on my paper theme first and colored her up accordingly.  Punched out some snowflakes to match and added some rhinestones from stash.  I have two photos - outside and inside for you!

Hope you are staying warm if you are anywhere in my location or somewhere else in the world that it is cold!!!  If you are somewhere warm - don't tell me!!!  LOL  Only kidding;)  Thanks for stopping by, till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing my card at:
La-La Land Crafts on facebook
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 6 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday/Challenge:  Cute

Inside Photo
Card Recipe:
Rubber Stamp - La-La Land Crafts/Marci - Hot Cocoa
Copic Markers used:
Skin  E000 E00 E01 E11
Hair  E33 E37 E59
Outfit  V01 V12 V04 V09  BG32 BG45 BG05

Saturday, February 4, 2017

ATC - Playing along with Creative Cafe card challenge

Hi There!

I am playing along with Maremi's Creative Cafe on facebook for a ATC #52cafecards challenge and having fun as I have never made ATCs before. (Artist Trading Cards - only to trade never to be sold)  So I am playing catch-up as they are already on their 5th week for a card which for that one is the letter e and it will stand for Eclipse - that has me pondering over my playing card for awhile!!! LOL
Here is what I made so far from week 1 - A for art, B for bubbles, C for coffee, and D for dragonfly.

Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

ATC recipe
All cards (they are suppose to be playing card size but since I did not have that size I am using an old Tarot Playing card set) are prepped with heavy gesso and then the layers (inks etc) are added.