Monday, May 26, 2014


Dear Ones~
Well, hello strangers! It's been quite some time since I have done a post, or made a card for that matter. Life sometimes gets in the way - but you all probably know that. Grandbabies, trips to Midland to see my folks, art festivals, etc., etc., etc. It feels oh-so-good to get back in my craft room.
Today's card has been made for the Mod Squad Challenge and the MIUM Challenge over at StampTV. The Mod Squad Challenge is being hosted by my dear friend Nancy this week. She's uber talented, I love her work. Check out her blog by clicking on her name. She has provided us with a sketch to use. Love sketches - all the work is done for you, and you get to just have the fun of picking out papers and stamps. The StampTV Challenge is to use at LEAST 7 layers. No challenge for me at all, love me some layers.
Here is Nancy's sketch:

And here's my card:

I just got this new die set by Papertrey Ink called Circle Scribbles, and I couldn't wait to use it. Isn't it cute? There are three different sizes - lots of possibilities. I think I'll be using it a lot.

Here are the supplies I used:

Gina K Designs Cherry Red and Turquoise Sea Card Stock
My Mind's Eye Collectable Patterned Paper
Gina K Designs Charcoal Brown for Greeting
Circle Scribbles Die by Papertrey Ink
Flower Punches by Paper Studio
Ribbon from my Stash

So that's it my friends. The Hubs is outside mowing the lawn, and I'm getting whiffs of that wonderful fresh cut grass smell. The sun is shining and it FINALLY feels like summer. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by - oh, and happy Memorial Day!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Girly Deer

Dear Ones~
Good morning, hope this post finds you all well! Today I'm showing you a card I made for the Mod Squad Challenge. My good friend Karen Hightower charged us this week with making a card that you would ordinarily do as masculine, but make it with a feminine flair. Well now, THAT'S interesting!!!! So here's what I came up with:
Haha!! Well, it's different, I have to say that. I received this stamp set awhile ago after I won over at Simon Says Stamp. It was just the ticket for this fun and non-traditional challenge. I stamped the deer silhouette with pink ink and fussy cut it to "mount" on that oval die cut. Not sure this "mount" is one I would hang on the

Here are the supplies I used:
Gina K Designs White Pure Luxury Card Stock
DCWV  Pastels Card Stock
Emma's Garden Patterned Paper by Jennifer Ellony
Simon Says Stamp Oh Dear Stamp Set by Kelly Purkey
Gina K Designs Bubblegum Pink Ink
Floral Ovals Die by Spellbinders

So that's it for me. Gotta go to town and buy a carrot. Then maybe I'll head for my craft room again. It's rainy here today, but warm again. So nice to have the doors open. Enjoy your day my friends, and thanks for stoppin' by!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Cupcake Party

Dear Ones~
It got up to 78 here today - it felt HOT. Boy, ya just can't win. But I'll, take it.
Today's card is for the Just Us Girls Challenge. They gave us a sketch to refer to this week. I love sketches because all the layout work is done for you. Here's the sketch:
And here's my card:
I love this little stamp set designed by Kristina Werner over at Simon Says Stamp. She's a very talented lady. Each part of the cupcake is separate, so you can do the different colors.

Here are the supplies I used:
Gina K Designs White and Turquoise Sea Card Stock
Lakeside Patterned Paper by Pebbles
Simon Says Stamp Cupcake Party Stamp Set
GKD Dark Chocolate, Turquoise Sea and Tomato Soup Inks
Die-namics Stitched Circle Stax
Martha Stewart Punch
Judy Dots

Thanks for stopping by - and enjoy the sunshine my friends.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Shadow Play

Dear Ones~

It's been over a week since I have made a card, and I feel kinda rusty - go figure. The weekend was spent cleaning away all the dust that settled on EVERYTHING from the bathroom remodel. The whole house smells like Murphy's Oil Soap, and I love it.

Today's card is made for the Mod Squad Challenge, to make a one-layer card. Or rather, to make a card with NO layers. UGH - this is really, really hard for me. I rely on my layers to make my cards interesting. So, having said that, here's my offering:

I decided to try the faux embossing technique. This is where you first stamp the image with white ink, let it dry, and then stamp again. Only this time you stamp it just a little off the first stamping, and use an ink color that matches the card stock. On this card I used GKD Moonlit Fog card stock and ink.

Here are the supplies I used:
Gina K Designs Moonlit Fog
Gina K Designs Moonlit Fog Ink
Gina K Designs White Pigment Ink
Paper Wishes Wildflower Stamp Set
Gina K Designs Out West 2 Stamp Set for Greeting
Dragonfly Punch from my Stash
White Enamel Accents
White Gel Pen

So that's it for me. I'm looking forward to spending more time in my craft room now that things have settled down in the Woodland Household. Thanks for stopping by - and enjoy the sunshine my friends!!

Friday, May 2, 2014

New Bathroom

Dear Ones~
I thought you would like to see what we have been doing for the last 2 weeks. Our poor old bathroom needed to be remodeled. It was waaaay past time. Our house was built in 1970, and the bathroom has never had any attention. First of all, you need to know that our bathroom is the size of a small walk-in closet. It's a one-butt bathroom. Two people cannot fit in there comfortably. It was great fun having only one bathroom the size of a postage stamp when our 2 kids were both teenagers. We were on a schedule when it came to getting ready for school. You snooze, you lose - LITERALLY! But I digress - time for a remodel.

Here's what it looked like when everything was taken out.
Right down to the bare bones so to speak. UGH!!! What a MESS!!!! That's where the tub was.

Goodbye avocado tub and toilet.....bleh! Sooo glad to get rid of THAT!!!
Our black lab Ebony is helping - she was always helping!!!!

So, after 2 weeks of a mess everywhere, and dust up the wazoo, here is the final product.

I love the shower curtain. Looks like birch tree trunks. And can you see the tiny little cardinal sitting on that ledge in the tub? I love him.
So that's what we have been doing. I must say I'm very happy with the result, and also VERY happy to have it complete. I was getting extremely tired of the mess.

Thanks for stopping by. Sorry, no cards today - make a good weekend my friends.