Time to Play

Some friends of mine have been playing different challenges and two of the ones they’ve done this week inspired me to play along.  So, . . .

1-4-20 4 Challenges

This one is going into the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge, the Mod Squad Patterned Paper Play Challenge, and the Double D Punch Challenge.

It was the purple part of the Mood Challenge board that caught my eye.  I was glad there were some blues, greens, and yellows in the back of the picture to play with, too.  Yes, I made a turquoise/blue penguin.  His beak and feet are purple, though they look black in the picture.  My Distress markers are getting dried out.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets:

  • Gina K “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and
  • MFT “Sweet Holiday Penguins”.


  • White ??
  • Gina K. Wild Lilac


  • EK Success ??

Ink: All Gina K.

  • Powder Blue
  • Sea Glass
  • Lovely Lavender
  • Ocean Mist
  • Blue Denim
  • Turquoise Sea
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Black Amalgam Ink

White embossing powder ??

Thanks for taking the tie to check this out.  I’m also using for the weekly challenge at WeCraftCards.com, which was a Random Act of Kindness.  This is going to a lady at church that is a widow, that I try to encourage frequently.  Love that lady!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me.  I hope you have a wonderful new year filled with love, encouragement, and new adventures.

Pretty as a Peacock

Well, it may not be as pretty as a peacock, but I love the fun colors together, which were inspired by the baby peacock costume picture in the MFP SpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge this week.

10-25-13 Peacock



  • Lotus Pendant Die (Spellbinders)
  • Grape Jelly and Teal Zeal ink (Memento)
  • Purple Rhinestone (?)
  • Bold Statements (MFT)

This was pretty quick and easy and has such fun colors.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

Distressed Flower

Not only the flower is distressed on this one, the paper is torn, the bow is partially melted, is pretty distressed and I de-stressed while distressing.

Distressed Bday


The Tutorial challenge on MFP SpeedyTV this week was to make this fun paper bag flower.  The hardest part was finding a paper bag without printing all over it.  There was also a challenge on StampTV to make a distressed card, so this one fits both.

The bow is made of a “chiffon” ribbon, which curls (melts) when heat is added.  My heat gun was a bit much, or I was too close as it pretty much melted, but I still like the look of it. My grandmother is going to love this one as her favorite color is purple.  The sentiment is stamped in Grape Jelly (Memento) and there are two different shades of purple chalk ink on the flower layers.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.

Bird Sketch

I’ve been trying to come up with the perfect birthday card for one of my cousins, and I think this is it.  It also fits the sketch challenge for My Favorite Things on Split Coast Stampers this week.



  • Die namics Contempo Cage (My Favorite Things)
  • Elderberry Ink (Memento)
  • Black Card (Recollections)
  • Cardmaker’s Icy Rainbow Creative Pack (Hot Off The Press) – all other papers
  • Classic Diamonds and Labels 18 (Spellbinders)

Thanks for spending some time with me!

Monochrome Card

When someone challenges me to make a monochrome card, I take that literally – 1 color in its various shades.  To me, if you add a bit of black or white, it is no longer monochromatic.  Yes, I’m “that” kind of person.  But, no, I don’t expect everyone else to be.

There is a sketch challenge at MFPSpeedyTV.com with the twist of using 3 or more patterned papers.  As I wanted it to be monochromatic, I had to find enough different patterned papers that ONLY had the color I was using.  That narrowed my color down to purple.  The picture makes it look like there might be other colors in there, but there are ONLY shades of purple anywhere on this.  I even inked my base around the edges with Concord Grape distress ink to have it be purple, too.


  • 4 different patterned papers with only shades of purple (this came out of my purple box, so I don’t know where all the papers came from, though I know the one with the rings came from Lasting Impressions years ago and the two larger pieces in the back came from the same book)
  • Concord Grape Distress Ink – Ranger
  • Vintage Chic stamp set by Gina K.
  • Grape ink – Memento
  • Thin lavender ribbon  – (not sure of the type) from Michael’s

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today!