Friday, December 20, 2019


Hi, There!

I hope my post finds you not going too crazy with all the last minute Christmas details.  Pretty calm around here as we have scaled way back this year and it is so much more relaxed.  I am just starting on my cards but I do not have many to do and I have some from last year that I never got around to using so enough for the few I send.

This one goes no further than in my own home as it is for my daughter, Jenny.  A friend surprised me with this stamp from Stamping Bella and I was so happy to receive it and just knew I was getting to work coloring her up (thanks to a video on the Stamping Bella site).  Thanks for stopping by and so without further ado, here it is and if I do not get another chance to post - a very happy and blessed holiday season to all!!!

Monday, December 9, 2019


Hi, There!

I finished all my Christmas cards and was able to fill my Christmas box for our church Women's Ministry raffle this Friday!  I forgot to take the picture of the inside before I wrapped it up in cellophane - oops.

The box I bought at Michael's and it has a linen look to the lid and the word "Peace" in gold on the top of the lid.  

The box itself has cardinals and winter berries all around with gold handles on either end.  Best yet - it was half price.  

I was able to get 16 handmade cards inside along with a little bag of hand cream and a bag of M&Ms.  Now we know, we need hand cream after handling all that paper and we need the energy to make all those cards!!!!  I really had a lot of fun putting this all together.  Oh, yes, I treated myself to a bag of M&Ms and hand cream too;)

Thanks for stopping by, hugs and be blessed ~ CaroleAnn

Little peek of the package of hand cream but the M&Ms are on the other side.

Saturday, November 23, 2019


Hi, There!

I am working on a project for my church.  I picked up a Christmas box from Michaels (50% off) and decided to donate it for our raffle table at our Women's Ministry Christmas Dessert Nite!  I know it is a yummy nite full of dessert and appetizers!!!  Worship, prayer, and fellowship with lots of fun tucked into it all!

I decided to add some of my handmade cards inside the box and this is what I have so far and a few more to go along with some candy tucked inside the box;)

Thanks for stopping by and always be blessed ~ Hugs, CaroleAnn

The two snowmen image (Whimsy Stamps) are on a gatefold card closed with a ribbon to the side.

Friday, November 22, 2019


Hi, There!

No more leaves to be peeking through but I am a little behind with my cards.  I love this image from The EastWind and I found by looking through my stash this die of a great maple leaf frame and so the card is born!  Next post will be on the Christmas cards I am getting around to creating - slowly but surely!!  Be happy and always be blessed ~ Hugs, CaroleAnn

Friday, November 1, 2019


Hi, There!  NOTE:  PHOTO HEAVY!!!

This is where I have been all this time.  Having fun making this mini 7 x 7 photo album for my daughter, Jennifer.  Jen was baptized this year but last year her daughter and I were baptized and we have these awesome photos that need a nice home.

So this is where they will go.  She will have fun deciding how to set up her photos.

I researched so many videos to learn how to make an album from beginning to end and I thank -
 Scrap and Create /Christine Riley as I have used her album tutorial and changed some pages up but her instructions are outstanding.  

Papers used are Stamperia Wonderland.  Gorgeous paper hard to cut it up but this is worth it!  Thanks for stopping by and I think I will take a break from album-making for a while but plan to make another one soon!!!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

The left side is the inside cover with a front pocket.  The right side is the first page which is a side flap that opens with lots of photo room.  The tab is a pullout that is blank for your photos.

Here you can see the binding and the four pocket pages I made

A gatefold pocket page.

The tags (Graphic 45 die-cut and tag)and bookmarks that I put inside some of the pockets have Scripture of Faith on the back to keep with the Faith Theme of the album and she has room for journaling!

Last page with back cover and another pocket for the tags and bookmark!

Like to enter this album with the following:

Monday, October 7, 2019


Hi, Everyone!

Finally getting back to sitting at my craft table to get some work done.  I am really getting back to creating a mini photo album I started before my hip replacement but that will take some time but I am enjoying putting it together, slowly.  And will be sure to post the album once it is done!

But I did get to color up this image that I have had for some time by artist Grazio Salvo called Women of Flowers/Metamorphis.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope it will not be too long before my next post.  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Copic Markers: E0000 E000 E11  YG0000 YG01 YG21 YG13 YG25 YR21 YR23 YR15 YR27 B41 B45
Framed image with a Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles by Memory Box die cut

Monday, August 5, 2019

Just BEE Cause Cards!

Hi, There!

Well, I managed to get two more cards done from this SSS July kit.  You get a honeycomb die with the kit and the stamp with two bees holding hands is just too much!!! 

The clouds on the one card are from my sticker stash.  So much fun with these cute guys!! 

Oops!  This kit has sold out - sorry.

Thanks again for beeing there to visit my blog:)  Can't help myself as I guess I am bee-sotted with these bees;)  LOL 

Enjoy your day.  Blessings and hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Smart and Sweet As Can BEE

Hi, There!

It has been a while for me to create anything as my time has been very limited in sitting time at my craft table due to some hip problems.  Having a hip replacement in about a months time; so may be out of commission for a month or two.

But here is a project I did once I received my July kit from SSS.  Love this set.  The bees are full of personality and I love the one with the glasses!!!  I got my ideas for these cards from Cards and Coffee Time on YouTube.

Without further ado here it is and thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!  Blessings and hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Friday, July 26, 2019


Hi, There!

Welcome, Friday!!!!  And welcome to my blog!  This is my post as a DT member of QKR Stampede.  My card inspiration is another baby card (if you scroll down, I think this is my third) so at the risk of being boring here it is - a photo of both outside of the card and inside of the card:

Card Recipe:
Digital Image is from our sister company of QKR - ES#40204   The second photo is the inside sentiment from the same ES-#40203

This is an A2 base card stock/SU  Background paper on the front and inside from Graphic 45/Little Darlings.  Frame is from Whimsy Stamps shaker die frame, ribbon, buttons all from my stash.

Friday, July 19, 2019


Hi, There!

Hope you are happy it is Friday!!!  I am:)  Sorry this is another baby card but I just had to do one more in blue once I found some leftover scrapbooking paper.  Next week, I will have another baby card that can be used for either boy or girl that was made with a cute digital image from QKR.

QKR Stampede challenge is always Anything Goes, so give it a try.  If you do not like coloring, they have some great sentiments to browse thru.  Sometimes a quick card can be made from just working with a sentiment and using up some of those scraps. 

I made this card mostly from scraps that I had from Graphic 45 "Little Darlings"  and the flowers and pearls are all from my stash.  Love when I can look thru my boxes and find goodies I forgot I had!!!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

This is a 6 x 6 white cardstock base card.  Covered with Graphic 45 papers from Little Darlings, distressed around the edges with Brushed Corduroy.  Also, from same DP, I used a background paper that has a lullaby with music notes printed on it and added some blue tulle, then the image was framed with a Lawnfawn stitched die.  Flowers, pearls, buttons from stash.

Friday, July 12, 2019


Hi, There!

Well, it has been a while for me to make any kind of baby cards, but one of the young women in our church will be having a baby soon and they just found out she is having a girl!!!  So I get to go pink, pink, pink!!!!  

I made an easel card for this week's inspiration for QKR Stampede's challenge of Anything Goes - using one of QKR's digital stamp #32502.  It is a Scripture from Jeremiah and thought it was great for her card.  

(Sorry, the photo is not the best - have a new camera and pod and having some problems with it!  Just a matter of getting to know one another;)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you join in for our Anything Goes challenge.  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Papers from K&Company/Brenda Walton   Ribbon, flowers, and pearls and buttons all from my stash.  I used a Lawnfawn rectangle stitched frame die and distressed the edges with Spun Sugar.

Friday, July 5, 2019


Hi, There!

Happy Friday to you!  We start another week for QKR Stampede challenge of anything goes.  Here is my card inspiration using one of their sentiments which is a Scripture from Joshua - #37703.  I have someone in mind from church that would like this card.

I made this a shaker card using a Whimsy Stamp shaker card frame, papers and stickers are all from my stash.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you play along with us.  Have a great weekend!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Tuesday, July 2, 2019


Hi, There!

I went thru some of my digital images and found this image from Ching Cho Kuik called "Keep In Faith" and I just had to color her up.  Love those eyes!!!  Yes, I just had to give her some funky blue hair!!!  I like the flow of her hair and the flowers in her hair.  Fun summer coloring!!!  Thanks for stopping by, till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image/Keep In Faith by artist #Ching Cho Kuik
Copic Markers:  E0000 E000 E00 E11 E02  Hair B41 B32 B95 
Flowers  Y00 Y21 Y23 Y17 Y28 E25  R81 R83 R85  YR02 YR07 YR68
Papers from TC/Cottage Garden and flowers from the same paper set.  Used a die to frame the image:
Memory Box/Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles  Enamel Dots from stash   Glitter pen for the center of flowers and her eyes.

Friday, June 28, 2019


Hi, There!

Yep, just been thinking about our QKR Stampede challenge for today.  This is my card inspiration for this week and you know bees are everywhere!!!  In the card crafting world, they seem to be all the buzz!!!  Secretly I wish there were more of them out and about our gardens.  There used to be so many honey bees - but not so now - sad and scary as we need them:(

I hope you have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by to my blog, and if you can, come and play along with QKR Anything Goes challenge.  

Bee happy, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
This is an A2 size card base.  
Digital Image #Q7103/Honey Bee  
Sentiment #Q11205/BEEN THINKIN'      
Bee is colored with Copic Markers, Stardust added to his wings. I used a Tim Holtz beehive die on the side of the card and distressed with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and added gold Stickles to a few openings.  For the sentiment, I used a Verve frame die and distressed the edges with the same ink.
Added a strip of cardstock to the bottom that I ran thru with an embossing folder from a mag freebie.  Inked up that area and added the die cut bee and the gold ribbon.  The beehive was fussy cut and added gold Stardust.  

Saturday, June 22, 2019


Hi, There!

Well, I managed to find the time to color up one more of those beautiful digital images from GraziaSalvo art.  This is from one of her Women of Flowers coloring book.  I have a daughter and a daughter in law that this image reminds me of so I just had to color her up.  And yes both ladies are natural beauties!!!  

In this image, she appears to be deep in thought or perhaps daydreaming?  I love the pencil stuck in her hair:)

Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed day, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Digital Image GraziaSalvo    This is a 6 x 6 card base white cardstock
Copic Markers:  E0000 E000 E00 E93  Hair E70 E71 E74 - Wink of Stella added
Flowers YR21 YR23 YR61  -  Stardust added  Outfit B91 B95
Paper flowers, wood tag with a cord, metal filigree corners all from my stash
Background papers from Gitz/77

Friday, June 21, 2019


Hi, There!

It is Friday again!!!  So we have another QKR challenge for you - Anything Goes - so easy peasy;)

My card inspiration is an anniversary card I made for my husband as we celebrate our 52nd Wedding Anniversary this month.

Not sure what this little rag doll has in her watering can that she grows such large tulips behind her but I think she is adorable and then I found this Verve sentiment and a little wooden frame and it all came together for me!  Hope you like my card.  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image Q13710/Watering  Colored with Copic markers and fussy cut and mounted with 3D foam
Papers used Tim Coffey   Tulips and flowers and flower pot are die cuts from Whimsy Stamps
Ribbon from my stash as is the sentiment "Happy Together" sticker.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Hi, There!

I love mermaids and went thru some of my digital stamps from Aurora Wings and found this one that I can't remember if I ever made a card for her so here it is.

The background paper is from my Whimsy Stamps June kit and the silver glitter embossed bubbles I made from one of the background stamps that came with this set.  I have to make some cards from the adorable stamps that came with this set and their papers are just gorgeous!

I wonder what she hears from the shell - can you remember doing this as a kid!!!  So much fun.  The frame is from Whimsy Stamps shaker frame and the sentiment is from a Tim Holtz Thinlits die.  I also found an underwater sea life die and used it on some of the leftover Distress Oxide Ink backgrounds I made to match some of her colors. Added some pearls here and there.  The image is attached with 3D foam and so is the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon for QKR Stampede Friday challenge!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Digital Image/Whispers from the Sea.  Colored with Copic Markers:
E0000 E000 E00 E11 E93  YG0000 YG01 YG21 YG25  B41 B21 B91 B95  R81 R83

Friday, June 14, 2019


Hi, There!

Happy Friday to you!!!  Yay for the weekend!!!  But it is also the start of a new week of our challenge for QKR - and it is always Anything Goes!!!  Join in - you never know you may win one of the cute and quirky images from QKR!

Now I used this image once before but I love this Scripture and we need so much more of this today in the world!  Love!  

I used a large die cut heart and distress ink around the edges and Star Dust glitter.  The background paper, lace, and paper flowers and butterflies all from my stash.  The sentiment is #ES37303 - 
1 Corinthians 13:13

Thanks for visiting, be blessed, hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Hi, There!

At the risk of being boring - another Poppy card but I did try my hand at using watercolors on this set of poppies.  I always forget how much I enjoy the watercolors until I take them out and try them again.  So many different techniques and not enough time to try them all!!!  Lol!   

The stamp is from Stampendous/Poppies and I stamped them on watercolor paper.  Popped up the front flower with a 3D foam pad.  Frame is from Spellbinders and background paper is from my stash.

I used a SU sentiment which is embossed in black and another Spellbinder flag tag die.   Some Stardust and Wink of Stella on the flowers and I used some sequins from stash.  Thanks for stopping by, and now I feel the need to color some "girlie girl stuff" ;)

Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Friday, June 7, 2019


Hi, There!

A flower card for today.  There was a lot of shading on these flowers but it does not show up in the photo which is disappointing to me.  I have another one that I did in watercolor that I hope to upload before end of this coming week.  

I stamped the background images first and colored them and then the last poppy and the leaf were colored and fussy cut to attach with a 3D foam for dimension.  

It is a happy card but I left it blank - no sentiment - as I am not sure what I wanted to put on it - Hello or Thinking of You.  Sometimes I just like to have a card with no sentiment so you are free to use it for any occasion and write the sentiment inside.  I actually meant to add some sequins, so I guess that comes after the fact now.  Lol!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Stampendous/Poppies Cling stamp
Copic Markers - sorry never wrote down the colors - reds for sure;)
Distress ink around the edges   This is a white 5 x 7 base card with yellow and black cardstock


Hi, There!

It is Friday and time for another QKR - Anything Goes - challenge.  For my card inspiration, I made a shaker card using the digital image At The Park Q11905  and there is a sentiment that goes with this and it is inside my card and I forgot to take a photo but it is Q11906 "Life Will Always Have Its Ups and Downs".

These two rag dolls just reminded me of Raggedy Ann and Andy - which I had as a little girl - so these rag doll images are dear to me;)  Lots of sparkles are inside the shaker frame!  Fun to shake.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you join in, have a great weekend, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image #Q11905  Sentiment (inside card) #Q11906
I used a red card base and a Whimsy Stamps Rectangle Shaker frame die
Grass die cut from stash   Copic Markers to color these little rag dolls and used my cloud stencil in the background.  Ladybug stickers from my stash.

Friday, May 31, 2019


Hi, There!

I missed our QKR challenge last week due to not feeling well - but back for some inspiration this week.  I think this may be a nurse image - not sure.  But either way, she is cute and so is her doll. 

So for our Friday QKR challenge which is always Anything Goes - here they are and so much fun to color up.  Enjoy your weekend and join in the fun if you can!!!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image - Digital Best Friends Q5301  Sentiment Happiness Q10108
Dies used - Rectangle Stitched frame and distressed with Antique Linen ink
Heart distressed with Spun Sugar ink  Applied Star Dust around the heart and used a 3 D wobble to back of the heart so it has some movement to it when you touch it!  A cord, red card base and paper from SU.  The white behind the card is my envelope - forgot to remove it.

Monday, May 27, 2019


Hi, There!

Happy Memorial Day!  May God bless our men and women in service around the world and bless and comfort those families of members of the armed services that have given the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country safe.

I managed - between BBQ's to get one card done - another girlie girl.  Before I started coloring her I looked through my paper stashes and found a paper pad I had called Bohemian Bazaar!  I fell in love with the bright colors so just had to give this image another chance - just because I wanted to color more hair;)  Lol!!

Thanks for stopping by, see you real soon again, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image used is Kate from Sweet Escape 
Image framed in a Spellbinder Scalloped Oval die. 
Used another Spellbinder A2 Scalloped Borders for the top and bottom.  All papers are from Bohemian Bazaar.  Distressed sides of the background paper.
Jewels added from my stash.
Copic Markers Used:  Skin  E0000 E000 E00 E01 E11  Lips  R00 R02 R05 R08 R14 - can't believe I used that many markers for those tiny lips Lol!!! 
Hair: YR27 Y18 Y38  Dress and eyes:  B00 B02 B04  Flowers in hair:  YG07 G14

Sharing this card with:
A Gem of a Challenge - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Crafty Calendar - May - Distress It
Simon Says Monday - Frame It

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Hi, There!

I love these images from Grazia salvo art - Etsy/The Women of Flowers.  She gives you the option of printing these digital images either in black or grey.  I chose the black and what fun to color her.  

Used Copic Markers:  Skin  E0000 E000 E00   Hair  YR30 YR32 Y23 Y21 Y26 Y28  
Flowers  G20 G21 R000 R00 R01 R02

Papers used from some old pads I had from DCWV/Primrose and Recollections/Today-Tomorrow-Forever.  The roses I fussy cut from the primrose line.  Added ribbon lace for texture.  Image is mounted with 3D foam and so are the roses.  Wink of Stella in her hair, Star Dust on flowers, and Glossy Accents for her eyes.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card with:
Crafting From the Heart #243 - ATG
Digi Choosday Crafting #21 - ATG
Dare2BArtzy - May -  Flowers
Tiddly Inks #225 - let's Get Dotty

Friday, May 17, 2019


Hi, There!

Well, here she is the first of a few of these pretties that I plan to color.  I was missing these type of images to color and plan to go through some of my digital images and see what other goodies have been filed away and forgotten!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my new followers!  Always fun to see a new face and thank you for any comments that you may leave.  I do not always respond but so appreciate the kind comments on my cards.  Have a wonderful day, or evening, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image from Sweet Escape/Kate
Colored with Copic Markers:  Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02 E11
Hair  E70 E71 E08 E09 E15  Wink of Stella  Outfit & Eyes  BG11 BG32 BG13 BG49
Image is framed with a Spellbinders Opulent Oval
Papers from Recollection/Today, Tomorrow,  Forever - this is an old 12 x 12 pad   Corner of paper has been distressed with Embossing Enamel/Shabby White by Stampendous   Doily, spun gold threads and flowers from my stash.  Star Dust on her hair flowers and sleeve.  Image is fussy cut and mounted with 3D foam.

Sharing this card with:
a2z Scrapbooking May - May Flowers


Hi, There!

Hope your week went well - maybe you had a perfect week??  But if not, cheer up as it is Friday!  Yay!  So here is my card inspiration for QKR Stampede's Weekly challenge.  Remember it is always Anything Goes.

This kitty was so different than any other image I have ever seen that I just had to use him on a card.  And I love him because of that!!!  So I embrace our differences and thank God for the unique and special people He has brought into my life!  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~  CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Checkerboard Cat #ES209  Sentiment You're Purrfect Just the Way You Are #Q21004
Used a Stitched Nesting Rectangle Die to frame the Kitty.  Used 3D foam tape on three sides so I could put the tag inside at the top and you can pull it out to read the message.  No coloring needed except I did color in the letters on the tag.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Hi, There!

Made some birthday cards for donations/and last minute needs;) and just showing them here for today's post.  They are all done from Stampin' Up stamp sets.  Hello Cupcake for image and sentiments, also used one sentiment from Birthday Cheer - "Have a Spectacular Celebration".  The cupcake image has been stamped with Stampin Up inks.  On one cupcake I fussy cut to apply to the card front and used white cording. 

Used Star Dust on the icing of the cupcakes and finished off with my dyed seam binding ribbons.  Thanks for stopping by and next time around I hope to post some girlie-girl images that I have colored.  Hugs and be blessed ~ CaroleAnn

Friday, May 10, 2019


Hi, There!

Another card inspiration for our QKR Stampede challenge on Friday.  Remember it is always Anything Goes!!!  So if you can, play along.

I used this image once on a card for my grandson and just needed another boy's card for a birthday so here he is again.  This is image Q14212 Lion and the sentiment inside the card is Q14206.

The background is a Kraft 5 x 7 card base and heart paper and red border from stash.  The embossing folder is from CuttleBug - Happy Birthday.  Lion fussy cut and colored with Copic Markers.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend, hugs and blessings always ~ CaroleAnn

Inside of card lined with papers from stash and used dies Stitched Nesting Rectangles from TuttiDesigns to frame the sentiment.
Q14206 I Love You and I Ain't Lion

Monday, May 6, 2019


Hi, There!

I have had this image for ages and finally getting around to coloring it up and making a card.  I picked this image out for a special person in my life for her birthday. 

I was captivated by her large eyes and her kitty's eyes too!!!  Love her hair too.  It has been some time since I have colored big hair and big eyes and I have been missing it!!  So I was in my happy zone with this one.  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image is from Ching Chou Kuik/Purple Woods
Colored with Copic Markers:  B0000 B12 B16 B18 B24   C1 C2  E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02 E70 E71
The stitched rectangle die to frame the image and placed on the white base card with 3D foam tape.
White Liquid Pearls, Wink of Stella in her hair and Glossy Accents in her eyes and the kitty's eyes
Just used a blue scrap I had and two white filigree metal corners.  This card is all about the image!

Sharing my card with:
Crafting from the Heart #242 - ATG
Make My Monday Challenge #95 - Wings (Kitty)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1918
The Fairy and the Unicorn May - ATG

Friday, May 3, 2019


Hi, There!

It's Friday and so another challenge at QKR Stampede, which is always ATG!

When I first saw this image Q10607, it has a Happy Easter sentiment attached.  But he had a sad face to me so I decided to put him on a missing you trifold card and delete the sentiment.  

So you can get more uses out of your stamps when you look at them differently!  Or was it the mood I was in as I was missing my sister??  LOL  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my makes!
Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

I meant to take a photo of inside but ran out of time - sorry.  This photo is what is inside when she opens the front first fold and then once you open this side, inside the center is where my message to her will be written:)

Card Recipe:
Digital Image QKR Stampede Q10607 - Happy Easter Bunny
Missing You Stamp is a wooden stamp with no company on it - must be an oldie but goodie as I found it in one of my go thru boxes and see what I have!!!  Surprises galore!!!  Why buy more stuff with so many surprises that keep cropping up!!!  LOL
Copic Markers  B41 B21 B14  R81 R83 R85  Bunny is fussy cut
DP - Forever Friends/Kraft Notes    Used scraps to make the circle that frames the bunny and a Spellbinder Classic Scalloped Circle die.  Thinking of you is a sticker from 7 Dot Studios.

Friday, April 26, 2019


Hi, There!

And yes that is my son - the cat's meow for sure!!!  I just fell in love with this image from QKR Stampede #E 23902 /Cool Cat Dude and the sentiment is #Q 14906.  My son has a long-haired ginger cat named Teddy and they are the best of buddies - but both very cool dudes!  So how perfect is this image for my son's birthday card!!!!  LOL

So it is Friday and this is the card inspiration for our QKR challenge that is always ATG!  Thanks for stopping by and come join us!  Have a great week, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
The image is Cool Cat with Shades #23902 and sentiment  #14906.  The image is colored with Copic Markers and the shades have Glossy Accents.  I framed the cat with a Stitched Square die cut and backed with a black square.  The striped paper die cut with a Stitched Nesting Rectangle Tutti Designs.  The sentiment is also die cut with the same die.  All papers are from Whimsy Stamps/Tigers.  Heart clip from my stash.

Sharing This Card With:

Friday, April 19, 2019


Hi, There!

This is my card inspiration for our Friday challenge at QKR Stampede

Just kept it real simple - more because I was running out of time and trying to think what I could make and still be on time with my post!!!!  It is amazing how fast Fridays come around!!!  LOL

Hope my card finds you well and getting ready to enjoy the Easter festivities - if you celebrate.  For us here it is a time to be so happy and excited for the Risen Lord!!!  Amen!!!

Big hugs and blessings to you always ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
The sentiment is from QKR Stampede - digital Image - E57502
Background is from my stash of glitter paper.  And I used a Spellbinder die cut called Shapeabilities/Contemporary Circles.  There are tiny hearts here and there from a doily die cut I used and saved the hearts.  Ribbon and heart rhinestone from my stash.

I used two more die cuts but put them inside (they were the doilies from Cheery Lynn Designs) and forgot to take an inside photo:(

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Hi, There!

I used this image once to make another birthday card for someone and my sister saw it and fell in love with it and told me I had to make her a card with this image.  So here it is only I changed the cake to chocolate!!!  Yummy.  This is only one of many cards coming her way as she is turning 70!!!!  Sorry, Sis, I spilled the beans but I wanted you to join me in these wonderful golden years of the '70s!!!  LOL

Now if you look at the photo of the inside of the card - that is where my big booboo came in.  I put the inside card on the wrong side but just went with it and added the stickers on the other side that should have had the inside white card stock to write my message.  She will laugh when she sees this - thanks for stopping by - be blessed always ~ CaroleAnn XXOO

Card Recipe:
Mo Mannings digital Hamster Cupcake
Copic Markers:   Cake E23 25 27 29   Hamster E30 34 35 25  E01 95
Cupcake Paper B91 24 26 39  Icing R81 83 85 30 43  Used colored pencils for candy on top and shading.
Used a Scallop Oval Die, doily and stickers from stash.  The sentiment is from Mo Mannings digital and used a pennant flag die cut.

Inside View:
LOL !!!!!  But it worked;)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Hi, There!

I had to make some cards to replace those cards you need in a hurry for whatever reason and I found these 3 digital images in my stash and that was it!!!  

Everything just fell into place - don't you love when that happens:)  I also found a bundle of A2 card stock already cut to size and in many different colors!!!!  Have no idea if I made them or bought them!!!  This is what happens when you have too much and start cleaning out your shelves, bins, and drawers!!  LOL

So here is the one I am posting here but below are two more I made and just wanted to share.  Thanks for stopping by - hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Imagine That digital image Frog Boots colored with Copic Markers.  The image is cut out with a stitched nesting rectangles die from Tutti Design and used the same die for the next two layers of papers.  Added a hummingbird sticker, and ribbon from stash.  The sentiment is a "thank you" freebie stamp from Verve (now no longer in business)  I used this sentiment on each card.

Sharing This Card With:
Ike's World #119 D for Die Cuts/Anything Goes
Dies R Us #119 - April Showers - anything related to this - for me boots:)
Try It On Tuesdays - Spring Time
Tuesday Throwdown #429 - ATG

The other two cards I made the same way with these adorable boot images and stitched nesting rectangle die:

Used paper from KaiserCraft/Blessed for framing the image.  I tried my Nuvo Drops in the background and they turned hard inside and can't be used - only had them for a year.  But my Liquid Pearls I have had for years and years and they never fail to work!!!  Yay! 

Used paper from My Mind's Eye/Blush.  Stardust on the polka dots on the boot.  Sequins on the background are from Stampin Up.  Ribbon from stash.