Thursday, February 28, 2019


Hi, There!

My bike riding days are long past, but the dream is to have a Spring day and going for that bike ride in the outdoors with that spring breeze going thru your hair and the sun shining down on you!!!

It is cold and snowy here so my escape is a spring-like card.  

Now I started some decluttering and I find these Magnolia Stamps that I forgot I had!!!!  LOL  Here she is Tilda on her bike!!!  Love her!!  

Thanks for stopping by and here's to warmer sunshine weather for those of us that are in the colder elements;)  Hugs, and blessings always ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Magnolia Stamp - On the Road Tilda and a Magnolia background stamp all colored with Copic Markers
The image is fussy cut and mounted onto background scenery with 3D foam tape
Tilda - E0000 000 00 02  Hair E29 27 33  Bike R05 24 27 C1 2 3
Flowers YR21 02 68 B32 G82
Sentiment and hearts from Amy Tangerine/Hey There - embossed in clear
Wink of Stella and Stardust  Mounted onto Black cardstock

Sharing my card with:
Creative Moments #163 - ATG
Crafty Creations #385 - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - ATG
The House that Stamps Build F2719 - ATG
The Sisterhood of Crafters - In the Red - Tilda's bike!
Word Art Wednesday  Weeks #376-#377 - ATG


Friday, February 22, 2019


Hi, There!

I bet you are glad it is Friday!!!  I remember how happy I would be when my work week rolled around and it was Friday once again!!!  A happy face all day long!  But now I have been blessed to be able to retire and I have a happy face all the time but I never know what day of the week it is!!!!  LOL

Here is my post for QKR Stampede's Friday Challenge and she is just so cute.  I love ragdolls so this was fun to color up.  It would make a great birthday card too!!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!!  Hugs and blessings, always ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
QKR Digital Image #Q-digi15111 - I LOVE YOU
Used Copic Markers and some papers from my stash.  Balloons have Glossy Accent added.  Wink of Stella on her dress and slip.  The little tag I popped up with foam tape.  I did a little doodling around the image and added some stardust to her buttons and the flowers on the tag.

Thursday, February 21, 2019


Hi, There!

Wishes!!!  We all have wishes and this little mouse has his wish too!!!  This is part of the Hero Arts Monthly Kit I received in December - (sorry it is now sold out).  And I am only getting around to making some cards now from this beautiful kit.  

My plan or wish is to use up my stash and not buy any new products - if possible.  I am trying to declutter but I seem to be doing that and then adding something new!!!!!  LOL  I think I need to pray more on this rather than wishing;)  Enough - here is my card and thanks for stopping by - hugs and blessings always ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Stamp image from Hero Arts December Kit and colored with Copic Markers as follows:
Mouse  C4 3 2 1 R30 R00  G21 G24  Mushroom R24 27 39 Y18 E23 44 47 G21 24

The background was blended with Distress Oxide Inks/Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon and also used Distress Inks for the ground area - Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters.  

The frame is from IO #242-YY  Ladybugs - R00 24 27 39  The Mouse and Ladybug images popped up with 3D foam.  The mushroom was glued to the front of the frame.  Sentiment and blown dandelions stamped in black Versafine ink.

Sharing this card with:
The Paper Shelter #371 -Things that fly - ladybugs;)
Word Art Wednesday - ATG  Weeks #374-#375

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Hi, There!

I am finally getting around to going thru some of my Hero Arts Monthly Kits.  I am trying to be good with not ordering any more new kits but this one caught my eye as I love fairies!  But it took me a while to get around to making a card or two!

Since we are in the middle of another snowstorm here on the East Coast I am thinking flowers!!!  So maybe dreaming of Springtime too!!!  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and be blessed ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Hero Arts/December Kit (Soldout)  The fairies are colored with Copic Markers and cut out with the die cuts included with the kit.  Flower also part of the kit and cut out with the die.

I used a white card base and added the blue cardstock - blended some distress oxide inks (Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon) in the center before adding the flower frame (Early Spring - Precious Marieke).  Added Stardust to fairy wings, Wink of Stella on their bodies and the flower.  Sequins added.  Sentiment embossed in white.
Fairy with wand:  B00 01 02 04 05  Fairy on flower: same with Y0000 Y02 for her wings
Hair for both: E70 71 74   Flower:  R20 21 22 43  Center Y26 Y28 - but she is covering that part up.  Both fairies are applied with 3D foam.

Sharing my card with:
The Paper Shelter #371 - Things that fly
Use Your Stuff #348 - Do You Believe In Magic?
Double Trouble #22 - Do You Believe in Magic/Tic Tac Toe - Across the middle
Crafting From the Heart #237 - ATG
Crafting with Attitude #48 - ATG
Crafting with Friends #80 - ATG
Seize the Birthday #159 - ATG

Friday, February 15, 2019


Hi, There!

Friday so you know what that means - besides the happiest day of the week - another challenge week over at QKR Stampede.  This is the image I fell in love with although there are many to fall in love with over there - take a peek!!!

But I have a soft spot for rag dolls and I guess it is because they bring back memories of simpler times;)  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
The QKR digital image is  #8808  Colored with Copic Markers:
E0000 000 00 01 02  R05 08 24 46  BG10 11 13  C2  Y21 23 32 35 38
DP Glitz/Happy Travels  Sentiment is an old Stampin Up stamp I had from a set of 2000.  Corners are from a die and I used kraft paper to cut them out.  Added some stardust on those and the ragdolls' hair and here and there on their quilt.  Fussy cut out the image and popped up with 3D foam tape.

Sunday, February 10, 2019


Hi, There!

Just thought this image is perfect for those of us that love our kitty cats!!!

 I love my Sam, (picture of Sam below).  So I just knew how this little girl feels about her kitty and he seems to feel the same about her from the look on his face.  This is a Mo Manning digital image called Marion.  Thanks for stopping by and till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
This is a 5 x 7 card base
Copic Markers:  E0000 000 00 E02  Y11 Y13 Y15   R81 R83 R83  E23 E25  C1 C2 C3 C4
Used a frame around the image and scraps from my stash for the background paper and cut out a sentiment from an old card set I found.  Stardust on her dress and heart-shaped barrettes.  Wink of Stella on the kitty.

Sharing this card with:
Addicted to Stamps #171 - Anything but a Square
Pile It On #151 - Pretty In Pink
Crafting with Friends #79 - ATG
Crafting with an Attitude #48 - ATG
Crafting from the Heart #236 - ATG

My Sam:

Friday, February 8, 2019


Hi, There!

Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner,  I guess I have hearts on my mind - chocolate candy too!!!  But since I am trying to diet - I am stuck with the hearts!!!  LOL

This is for our QKR Stampede - Anything Goes - for this Friday.  If you have time, please play along and check out the other DT's inspirations for you!!!  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Image QKR #14707  Colored with Copic Markers and the image framed in a heart die cut and applied to card front with 3D foam dots. Added lots of stardust to the hearts within the heart.  Lots of sparkle and more sparkle from the added pink rhinestones.  Hugs and kisses embossed in white, ribbon, paper and hearts from Stamping Up.

Thursday, February 7, 2019


Hi, There!

This is exactly as it would sound if my mouth was full of this delicious looking cupcake!!!  Yummy!  This is a digital image from Mo Manning and it is called cupcake hamster.  He is just so darn cute.  Talk about coloring fun!!

I only posted one completed card here as I made two.  This one goes to a friend of my daughter's for her birthday and she is a very special lady too!  The other card will go to my sister for her birthday when April rolls around.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  I hope you can find a yummy cupcake to bite into like this little critter did!!  LOL  Since I started my diet, it is all about food for me!!!!  UGH!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image Mo's Digital Pencil/Cupcake Hamster
Copic Markers: E30 34 35 25 01 95    B91 24 26 39   Y0000 000 00 02 21   R30 81 83 85 43
Also colored Spectrum pencils for shading and Pitt Artist Pens for the candies  Copic multi black liner.
Image framed with a Spellbinder Scallop Oval die cut and used distress ink (Pumice Stone) with a blending brush on the edges.  Papers were distressed and a Pennant Flag die from ODBD used for the sentiment.  DP - Pebbles/Happy Day  Card base is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2

Sharing this card with:

Crafting with an Attitude #48 - ATG
Cute Card Thursday #568 - ATG
Seize the Birthday #158 - Birthday theme/optional Black & White Topping
Southern Girls - Animal Antics
Simon Says Monday Challenge

Friday, February 1, 2019


Hi, There!

I am excited to announce that I am part of the QKR Stampede design team and this is my first post for their weekly Friday challenges of anything goes!!!  So play along if you can and have a chance to win a digital image.

This is one of my favorite Scriptures so just had to make a centered step card with it!!  The image has been die cut with a Precious Marieke/Rustic Frame and the two hearts die cut with a heart die.  The DP is from my stash which I fussy cut the roses from and added to the front of card base.  Some pearls and stardust added here and there.  Thank you for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
QKR Digital Image #37303  Framed with Rustic Stitched die cut from Precious Marieke and distressed the edges with Tea Dye distressed ink.  Fussy cut the flowers from my stash paper and all paper used is from my stash.  I think it is from an old Provo pad called Primrose.    Stardust added to flowers and pearls added.