Friday, April 24, 2015


Here in Delaware it had warmed up.  I had packed my boots and sweaters away and pulled out all my spring/summer tops and had declared it flip-flop season.  

And then this week arrived...

Back to the 40's! Fortunately I found one pair of booties to wear or I would have frozen my toes off.  The extra blankets that had been down at the bottom of the bed have been pulled back up. 

So I am guessing that is qwhy when I was in the mood to create with a Julie Nutting doll stamp I opted for the one I did.

I chose sketch #119 from over at Feeling Sketchy

and here is the creation I have to 
share with you- 

I hope that you enjoyed seeing my quick card and I hope to be back tomorrow with more!

Hearing from you makes my day!  All comments greatly appreciated.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Today I have a short post with a card I made for my friend Robin of Robin's Scrap Nest.  Today she had spinal surgery and I wanted to send her something to cheer her up.  I just came back from her Bee Happy!  Bee Scrappy! crop so this stamp set was just perfect.

I used the sketch from The Memory Nest 
Make It Monday #38.  

I rotated the sketch 1/4 turn to the left.

and here is my card - 

The stamp was from a set I got from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  They have a great selection of stamps, many with matching dies, lotys of great sentiment stamps etc.  You should go check them out.

Hope you enjoyed seeing little 
Rhubarb the Bear as a Bee!  

Thanks for stopping by.  
All comments gratefully appreciated.

Sunday, April 19, 2015


This is the last full day of Robin's Scrap Nest 
Bee Happy! Bee Scrappy! Crop at the 
Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek.

In the morning we checked out some of the great gift shops - especially Carlisle Gifts which was right across the street and had an amazing selection - a little bit of everything!

Next we headed to Rebecca's Bistro for lunch.

And after lunch we got to play with paper dolls!  That was something I always enjoyed when I was a young girl.  These Julie Nutting doll stamps are so much fun.

Here's my doll - 

And my final creation from the crop uses Make It Monday sketch #37 from The Memory Nest.

and here's my layout!


Another fun day at Robin's Scrap Nest Bee Happy! Bee Scrappy! Crop at the Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek in Ohio's Amish Country. 

Monday I had some mojo and got a lot done...

First up is a layout from my son 
Thomas' 16th Birthday.

I used the sketch from SC89 challenge 
over on Soul Scrappers.

The sketch -

and here is my interpetation - 
I chose to modify it by using two photos.

and a few close-ups-
How about all these fun embellishments?

a fun saying and showing off my new 
Martha Stewart punch!

My next layout uses 
Let's Get Sketchy April Week 2 sketch -

Now here is my take -

and a few close-ups -
some great metal!
more great metal, molding paste 
(a/k/a Dry Dex Spackle), ribbon banner

My next layout is for the April 1 challenge at Picture This!
The challenge calls for using one photo, plus corners plus splatters.

Here is my take -

Obviously you see the one photo...
now here are some close-ups.

Here you can see both the corners 
and some splats!

Don't you love the yellow flower on the left? 
 I got that in the flower swap at the crop!

Here is my last layout of the day 
with some beautiful flowers taken 
at Mt. Cuba in August 2013.

I am going to enter this in 
Word Art Wednesday challenge 179.

And the grand finale - I borrowed the Julie Nutting Mermaid stamp and you will see this on a beach page one of these days...

There will still be another post from the final day of the crop hopefully tomorrow!