Sum Sum Summertime

Nothing says summer like sitting on your porch with a glass of lemonade with lots of ice! This is even more enjoyable if there is a light summer breeze blowing.

The challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is Steamed Heat (anything summer) and over at Doulbe Trouble Challenges is Dog Days of Summer.


For this card I used Stamps of Life Lemonade2Drink stamps, dies and sentiment. The papers are from my stash and I used a Die-namics Blueprints 27.

This card will be going in one of the four boxes I am getting ready to ship for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day — no matter what the weather.


Create Your Own Background

This week’s Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is to create your own background. Lucky for me I have been creating some rustic, country, white washed farmhouse backgrounds to use with SSS August card kit.


For this card I took the modern flower background stamp and rusticized it (is it a word ?) by heat embossing white detail embossing powder onto white cardstock, heat setting it, then I took the Iced Spruce distress ink pad directly to the card stock and swiped downward, next I took Broken China and swiped that down the cardstock. I let it air dry overnight (just because I was tired and had to go to bed). Using a scoreboard I added the score lines. GinaK has some wonderful videos on this technique.

In the morning when I looked at the card background, I thought of a barn door, so I took some very thick gray twine from my stash and made an X – glued it down and that was that. I adhered my already colored (copics) focal point and adhered it with foam squares. I stamped the sentiment directly on the card when OOPS! it smeared. So I found some gray cardstock, stamped the sentiment and tore around the edges (keeping with rustic theme).

In addition to the Wednesday challenge over at SSS I will also be entering the challenge over at Live Love Cards (members only) which is monochromatic.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.



Winners SAS4KIDS Blog Hop

Anything Goes 4 Kids Christmas In July Blog Hop  Winners Announced

Let’s get right to it. The winner’s here on my site are:

Lenora Scott wins the Stampendous DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set and
Holly Blaskie wins the Paper Nest Doll digi.

You must contact Karen at khasheck@gmail.com BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited.

For the whole list of winners, please visit us at: Send A Smile 4 Kids Winner’s List

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments and your participation in the blog hop. Thank you so very much for all the wonderful cards you donate for the kids. If you have not donated cards and would like to, visit here to find out all the shippers you can send your cards to.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend.



SSS Wednesday Challenge

Today I would like to share this card I made using the August 2018 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.


I made a barnboard background – using GinaK green cardstock (sorry don’t know the name of the color), I scored the lines, ran a white pigment ink pad down the card to give it a whitewashed look. Then using the stamps and sentiment from the kit I created the scene. I used old book paper crumbled it up, straightened it out, then ran Vintage Distress Ink over it, let it dry, and then cut out three hearts from a die cut. The three embellished hearts are also from the kit. All the images were colored with Copic Sketch Markers. The sentiment was heat embossed with white detail embossing powder and whitewashed to match the barn theme.

In addition to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes), I would like to share this card in the following challenges:

Crafting By Design Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Lemon ShortbreadAnything Goes

I don’t know about you but I can never remember to use my embossing buddy. So I marked my containers to remind me and it has been working.


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.