Wishing you a “Spooky” Halloween!

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I am still experimenting with my distress inks.   I will admit,  I was actually afraid to try these.  My advice to you is keep trying.  My first few attempts never made it out of the craft room. But I think i’m getting the hang of it.  The background was made using Distress Ink “Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade and Chipped Sapphire”.  I put a little ink on my craft mat and then spritzed generously with water.  I repeated the process several times. Sometimes using more than one color ink.  I used a heat tool to dry each layer before inking again.  I was really please with the outcome.  So what do you think?


Thanks for stopping by!



Halloween will soon be here….

Well I mailed off my Halloween cards this week (so happy to get that done).  I was especially pleased with how they turned out this year.  I used a variety of products  from Stampin Up!, Ranger, Stamper’s Anonymous and of course Tim Holtz.  Some of the DSP was purchased at my local papercrafting store.

I could not decide which stamps  from Tim Holtz, I liked better.  So I pretty much used them all.  These cards were made with the “Monsters”, ” and “Haunted House” stamp sets. I used a variety of Distress Inks for my backgrounds.

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And how about the greeting on the” pumpkinhead ” card?  That Halloween stamp got a work out.  I used it on most of the insides of my cards.   Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about what products I used.

Thank you for stopping by and have a Happy and Safe Halloween!!

See you soon!


Sorry I have been away

Sorry for being away so long. It was not my intent to take this long of a break.  I was able to spend time in my craft room, for which I am very thankful.

Life has been a little busy to say the least.  I went to visit family in Ohio this past March for a few days. In May we had my son’s graduation from college.  I was back up in Ohio in August for a high school reunion.  We were also busy planning my son’s  wedding this past September.  To top it all off  our grand daughter started pre-k this year too. I do love driving them to and from school.  When she comes home she does love playing in my craft room.

 pumpkin tag 2017.

I have been having so much fun playing with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  They are so amazing!  I have the most beautiful “happy accidents“.

Look for my new uploads!