Saturday, November 21, 2015

Stained Glass Angel Sympathy Card

This is a sympathy card I sent to a friend in September.

The angel image was stamped with Versamark ink 
on water color paper then heat embossed black.
The image was water colored with ink from my ink pads
using an aqua painter. 

The front panel of the card was run through an
embossing folder.  I hand cut the window in it.

It is attached to the card base with dimensionals
to raise it up a bit. The painted angel image is 
adhered flat to the card front. 

The stamp image is from an old 
Stained Glass stamp set by Stampin' Up!
and the embossing folder was from Cuttlebug.

Join us at House of Cards for this months challenge,

Thanks for looking :)

Doesn't seem possible that it as been three months today
since my Dad passed away
and a week since I had to let Kitty cross the Rainbow Bridge.
It's been a tough week.........
Thanksgiving will surely be difficult, too.

I always make apple pies from scratch and my Dad enjoyed them.
A few tears may be shed during the pie baking this year,
making them a bit on the salty side ;) 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Silly Girls - digi kit

Time for a new kit release by JMC Designs

Below are a few pages I made with the kit
as a part of her creative team.

This page was made for a Digital Scrapbook Day
challenge at SNP, I used a template (altered) found on the
designers blog hop that day, too. 

Another template/ challenge page

A 4 x 4 printable card front

This page was created for the speed scrap that Jodi
from JMC Designs hosted.
Here are the instructions she gave :

Step 1 - 
Pick at least 1 solidish paper for your background
Step 2 - take shapes (triangles)and use as many as you would like both sizes or just the 2 if you want make them any color you want or clip papers to them
Step 3 - Pick 2 pictures - make them 3X3 in size and mat them or stroke them
Step 4 - Create 2 or more clusters to add around the page
Step 5 - use some type of fastener on your pictures (staples, tape, stitching, etc...)
Step 6 - use at least 3 wordbits or 1 wordart
Step 7 - Title it and shadow and finish up your layout however you would like

Here are the kit components:

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

And Then There Was One...

Cat that is.

Sadly I had to say goodbye to my 16 1/2 year old Kitty yesterday. It was not a good day for numerous reasons, but the worst being that Kitty had a stroke. I was heartbroken at making that decision at the vet's office to let her go over the Rainbow Bridge.........

It never even crossed my mind, not once the entire day until Mom mentioned it to me today, that yesterday was Friday the 13th. No wonder so many things went wrong yesterday!

Now I am down to one cat, Hyla, the menace. Will I get another ? NO ! Hyla does a fine job of catching all sorts of critters (why I brought her home two years ago in the first place) . I'm hoping that she will get a bit nicer, be more mellow as she gets older.

Rescue Me digi kit I bought a few years ago at and 
free template by used in Photoshop Elements 10

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank You, Veterans

to all that have served 
and are currently 
serving our country !!!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Digital Scrapbook Day Projects

This past weekend , there were numerous Digital Scrapbook Day events all across the internet. I participated in several challenges at since that is the site the designer I create layouts for sells on. 

There were too many fun challenges, with freebies to be earned along the way as they were completed, and not enough time. I was not able to collect all the free pieces of the HUGE Capture My World collaboration kit the SNP designers put together, but can now buy those that I missed. Yaay! 

Here are some of the layouts  I created. I will share a couple more in a few days when the kit I worked with goes live in the SNP store

This was for the "selfie" challenge.
The papers were included in the My Digital Studio
program. This is actually a page I already designed 
for a calendar front, but changed it up for the challenge.

This page was created with mini kits and a template
that I collected from the designers blog hop.
I used the template in Photoshop Elements.
They offered goodies on their blogs and 
facebook pages, for free, that you could collect.
I was able to collect most of them.

I created this page, featuring a black and white photo,
for the ad inspiration challenge.
This page was created with My Memories Suite V6,
the program I use most often for my digital scrapping.

This fun page was created using a template supplied
for the Instagram (square) photo template challenge.
The kit I used is one I bought several years ago
from another site (I think it was at
It is called Rescue Me. 

This page was created for the recipe challenge:
interpret the steps the designer gives you to create a page.
I used the bits n' pieces kits Snap, Snap, Snap by
JMC Designs and My Memories Suite software.

This final page was for the photography challenge,
use an old photo.
The template was the August template challenge
by Sus Designs.