Saturday, July 25, 2020


Hi, There!

Hope you are okay and hanging in there. 

I got a kick out of seeing these geckos and just had to make a card with them.  Yep - it is from my stash so no name for these except I am pretty sure it was an Inkadinkadoo stamp because it was in an old drawer with a bunch of those stamps - which I do not believe I will be able to part with. 

This is the worst purging I think anyone has ever done.  I just can't help myself as I know I will want to use this stamp again.  If it is more than 10 years from now, I may not be here!!!!!  So I should let it go as I think that is how long I have had these stamps!!!!!   Only kidding, sorry:(

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Take care and, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing my card with:
The Little Red Wagon #559 - Spots and/or Stripes


The gecko image was stamped three times and is colored with Copic markers on separate thick white cardstock, fussy cut,  and attached to the front of my background with 3D foam.  

The background I created before attaching the geckos with an MFT stamp with various colored inks from my stash and did the same with the splatter stamp that came in this same set from MFT.  

Added the sequins from SU and then mounted this to black cardstock and then onto the white base.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020


Hi, There!

I have been waiting for the arrival of those Washington State cherries in the supermarkets!

Last week, before I could have my own, my daughter works as a home health care worker and she helps with the food shopping so the lady she works with gave her some to bring home to me!!!  I thought that was so sweet and kind of her to think of me in her busy day of food shopping.  So this card is for her!!!  So sweet when someone you haven't even met, thinks of you with such kindness.  

The cherries have arrived in Shoprite and on sale for 2.99 lb and 1.99 lb if you use your digital coupon!!!  

So hubby brought me home a bag and I am so happy - love cherries but these are my favorites!!!  Good when you have arthritis too!  (Sweet thoughtfulness on hubby's part too!)

Thank you for stopping by and hoping some sweet kindness comes your way too!!!
Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Image from an old set of stamps from Flourishes/Peaches and Cherries
Inside the card, the sentiment is from another old stamp set of Flourishes/Butterflies and Blossoms
BP from La La Land Crafts/Blue Christmas.  Image colored with Copic Markers:
Cherries -RV63 RV66 R89 R29 R08 R05 R02 
Leaves colored with Spectrum: LG3 CG4 LG4 Shading Spectrum: BGR2 BGR1
Image framed with a stitched rectangle die from Tuttidesigns and the border punch is from MS.  Sequins from SU.

Inside of card: (sorry for shadow)

Saturday, July 11, 2020


Hi, There!

Here is the sunflower I wrote about in a previous post.  This is an old stamp set from Crafty Secrets.  And I love this set, has this sentiment that I used on the card and within the image that is framed.  Butterfly stamp is also included.  The background paper is from SU, their new Artistry Blooms, gorgeous paper and the sequins to match are so sparkly - love them!!  Ribbon is also SU.

Image has been colored with Copic Markers.  Glitter on the "S" of the word sunshine and the wings on the butterfly.  A happy card for sure;)

Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn


Hi, There!

I found this old stamp set from Crafty Secrets and I used part of the sentiment that came with it "sunshine".  This set has a gorgeous large sunflower stamp that I made a card with and will post that hopefully soon.

The little sunflower is a wooden stamp from SU that I found in one of my forgotten stamp drawers.  Such a cute little stamp - yeap, not giving this one away either.  LOL  

The sunshine stencil is from TH and I used my distress inks.  Added some glitter here and there.  The wooden button is from my stash.

I love sunflower images - bright and happy flowers.  I think I have a Gerber Daisy stamp set too - still searching thru some of my old stamp drawers!!!  

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a sunshine type of day, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Saturday, July 4, 2020


Hi, There!

For all the July birthdays for this month - this is for you!  This is a Power Poppy stamp and it was fun to color up.  

I used a SU embossing folder and image coloring all done with Copic markers.  Framed with a SU die and dots from stash.  Distress ink used on the embossing folder and around the frame die-cut.

The cupcake had me drooling for one, so we bought a tray of cupcakes to celebrate the 4th of July with our family tonight.  A beautiful day for us to celebrate, it was quiet, just us - but that being said "just us" is seven people here living together!:)  

So going to put some coffee on and dig into our cupcakes!!!  No diet for me this weekend!!!!  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day and hope you find something yummy to eat at the end of the day!!!  Hugs and blessings always ~ CaroleAnn

Thursday, July 2, 2020


Hi, There!

This is how I feel right now, just thinking about my family, friends, and the world in general.  I love this mouse image and I had to give her glitter shoes!  LOL  I made one up in pink tones (for my sister) and one in purple (for my daughter). 

I am supposed to be downsizing my wooden stamp collections but then I fall in love with them all over again - this is not working so good for me!!!!

Well, if nothing else know someone is thinking about you today!  Hugs and blessings always ~ CaroleAnn