I don’t post very often, but the challenge this week was a roll of the dice to choose 2 colors and you got to pick your other color. White was a freebie.

The roll of the dice gave me teal. Yay! One of my favorite colors. The other dice gave me red. Yikes! One of my least favorite colors. What to put with those 2 colors?

I chose purple. This is a thank you card for a man whose favorite color is purple. I thought the colors went well together.

I also made one with black, as I needed a sympathy card, too. I was surprised at how well these went together.

So, got these 2 made today. Have a bunch more cards that need to get made. Hopefully I can squeeze in some more time.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today. I truly appreciate your taking the time to look.

Craft Time!!!!

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been able to get into the craft room to work on cards. I was trying to finish up an afghan I was working on for myself. Started it in November, but kept putting it down to work on things for others. Finished it last night. Yes!

Glacier Afghan

Ran out of things to do at work today, so I came home a couple of hours early. As nice as that is, my husband works in the home office, which is also the craft room. So, got to craft some, but not as much as I would have liked. I did get this done:

I’m using this for both the MFT Sketch challenge this week, and their current Color challenge

Supplies Used:

  • Background patterned card: DCWV Once Upon A Time
  • MFT: Lemon Chiffon, Tickled Pink, Ripe Raspberry, Jellybean Green
  • White Card for base
  • Translucent Vellum
  • Cosmic Shimmer Opal Blaze: Pink Blueberry
  • MFT Die-Namics: Congrats, Lots of Love, Hearts
  • Embossing Folder: Elizabeth Crafts: Roses
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive: liquid and tape


Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today!


Wait! What?

I’m creating a challenge for you, with a small prize for a random participant, at the end.  The challenge is to create a paper project with an image that is colored something that is NOT a normal color.

4-28-19 Flowers

Plaid or patterned flowers.

4-15-19 Wild Colors

Green elephant, orange kangaroo, blue llama, pink and green giraffe, purple lizard.

4-28-19 MFT WCC

Or, a green sky, purple alligator, or whatever other fun color you can come up with for something.

You have a week to link a picture of your project to be entered in the drawing.  Now, I am doing this same challenge this week on  You can enter both places, but you must have separate entries for the 2 separate challenges to be entered in both.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this!

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thank you to Bonnie and Johanna for playing along with the challenge!  You will both be getting something from me.

New Realms of Possibility

Well, I tried to do most of the challenges I’ve been skipping the past few weeks, this week and wound up trying some new things.

This first one was quite the challenge as one of the amazing artists on ScrapZee is trying to teach us about colors and challenged us to use one of three or four different types of color combinations. I went with the Triadic Color Scheme and used dark pink, dark yellow/brown (as well as a lighter one), and teal. This is also being entered in the MFP SpeedyTV Simple Salutations challenge this week to use flowers.

6-27-13 SZ SP Color Sent

This next one was done for the MFP SpeedyTV Inspiration challenge which had to do with doors. I was inspired by a white door with frosted glass, so wanted to use some vellum. I stamped the tree on the back side, dried it with my heat tool, then used some ink to get background color. As there was a squared off door that was housing the frosted glass, I used white pieces to surround the vellum. Really like how this one turned out.

6-28-13 SP Inspired

The last card I did is for the MFP SpeedyTV Tutorial Time challenge to do faux tile. Now, I very carefully followed the instructions and got only the very edges of the image to show up, so I tried it again and wound up with ink in my “grout”, as well as a blurred image. This was the third try. I did have to push down pretty hard to get the image to show (maybe my acrylic block is slightly warped?), which once again put ink in the “grout”, but I have had some Elmer’s fine tip paint pens sitting on my desk for months as I had intended to use them on a challenge my friend Jane posted, but was never able to get done, so I grabbed the white one and very carefully used it on my grout lines. It wasn’t perfect, but it still looks a lot like tile. I figure they sell actual grout paint pens, so this qualifies. (I’ve seen them at Lowe’s.)

6-27-13 SP Tile

I had actually intended to send this one to my summer secret pal, but forgot and stamped my name on the back. Oops! Oh well, I made a different card for my pal.

Stamping on vellum is something I’ve only done once or twice and made a mess of, so this was new territory, as well as the faux tile technique. I make the attempt to try new things at least once, then decide if I like it. Hey, you never know unless you try. I wouldn’t use any stamped images had I not tried that several times.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!