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Monday, March 16, 2020

Coronavirus and more

The Coronavirus has hit, and we are socially isolating.  Perfect time to start blogging again, right?  The law school is closing, my girls are in Boston, time to blow the cobwebs off the art studio and create something.

But first, Karlie has made it onto the national show of The Celebration of Music!  Filmed this past fall in LA!  When I have the on air date I will advise. what should I make?  Comment if you choose with ideas.  Or I will wing it, tomorrow.  Thanks for returning to my blog!❤️  Love you all.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Please vote!!

So here is the long awaited information regarding Rylie and Karlie being on tv in southern California.  

Ry's voting page, people can vote for her once daily with their email but have to remember to hit submit. Voting started on 1/10

voting page:


Starting next week, the episodes air on the LA PBS channel, then they will be loaded to Youtube.  This is what Rylie and Karlie filmed out in southern CA earlier this year.  After their episode airs, their singing videos become live on the internet. These were filmed in the tv studio.

They return to LA on 3/10 where they are on a live performance at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, CA and the winner of the online voting is announced.  

You can vote for them once daily with an email and click "submit".  If you have two emails you can vote for both girls once daily!  They are so blessed to be in this contest, love the host and all the new friends made!  Please feel free to share this post!

Karlie and Rylie's episode will run again in Feb..  Rylie and Karlie do not anticipate winning but the exposure in LA is amazing!  The winner does get a recording deal.

Please consider voting for Kar and Ry!  Thanks!!  

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #75, fall color!

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by!  Today's new challenge is shown below. Simply use a stamp one year old or older, and create a new project in the theme below.  I created a card for this challenge over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, below:

To create my card I started with a blank pre-made card, invitation size, folded with corners trimmed.
Next, with some white card stock I stamped the leaf, used dies to create the frame, and cut a small strip to color and apply rub on letters.  I fussy cut the leaf, and colored it with Copic Markers.  I added Wink of Stella for sparkle.

I added the leaf to the card, using foam tape.  Next, after I die cut the frame, I colored it with Copics as well.  Then, I colored the sentiment strip with markers too.  I added the frame to the card, and a few plastic gems.  I added the sentiment panel, after I rounded one corner.  Then I tied on a bow.

This stamp set is from Stampin' Up, and is one of my all time favs!  I think it dates back to 2015, and is called "Lighthearted Leaves".   It is so beautiful.  The rub on letters are so old.  Surprised they still work.  Haha.  

Won't you join us?  Simply create a project per the instruction above, then submit over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  Then join us the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the challenge winner!  Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

50,000+ visits!

Hey there!  Just noticing (haha) my blog has over 52,000 hits!  Thanks for visiting so much!  I think this is sooooo exciting and I want to say thanks again! ❤️

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Join us for a fun new sketch challenge!

Hello! Thanks for dropping in!  Today we have a new challenge from the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  It is a sketch challenge!  So fun!

I adapted the challenge into a Halloween theme, because 'tis that time of year!  And, I used one of my most favorite stamp sets of all time, I honestly feel like it is one of those sets that no stamper should be without.  It is older, but still very available!

Here is the challenge graphic and the card that I created for this challenge:

To create this card, I took a blank white invitation size folded card.  I added trimmed black paper to the top, and patterned paper trimmed to the bottom.  I got these papers from a card kit that I just bought from Krazy Kreations.  Next, I had some old Teresa Collins banner style stickers that I thought resembled the banners in the sketch.  And they were the perfect colors!

I added them to the card.  Next, using the stickers that came with my card kit, I placed three stars (black outline stickers) onto sparkle white paper supplied.  I colored the paper with an orange Copic marker, then fussy cut the stars.  I glued them onto the banners.  Next, I added more black star stickers in two sizes to the black paper, it is subtle, but fun!

Next, I had a coordinating Teresa Collins brad with a witch figure, that I added to the bottom of the card.  Finally, I trimmed white card stock and stamped onto it using an old stamp sentiment from the favorite set mentioned above.  The set is from a Tim Holtz set, Stampers Anonymous, Smple Sayinss CMS155.  This set is dated 2013 on the nternet.

I used Versamark ink, and black embossing powder which I heated.  I added this panel to the card.

This card was so simple but fun to make.  Join us, you will have fun also!  Then share your card with us, and join us back at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog the Sunday following the end date of the challenge to learn the winner!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Halloween Challenge, come join us!

Hi and thanks for coming to my blog!  Today, I am introducing a new crafting challenge for the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  This new challenge involves using a stamp one year old or older, and the theme below:

Above is the card that I created for this crafting challenge.  I used a pre-assembled woodgrain card from Lawn Fawn.  I stamped two creepy characters from an old Inkadinkado stamp set, 98546 Ghouls & Goblins, dated 2008.  I stamped the characters onto patterned paper, which is something I never do!  I like how it turned out.  I colored one of the character's eyes, and the other one's nose.

I fussy cut the figures, and placed the carrot nosed fellow on the card.  On top of him, I added a metallic word sticker strip. Next, I placed a trimmed white card stock box on the card, added more pieces of the stickers and the toilet paper cat.  I received these glossy letter stickers in a kit from Altenew, love them!  I spelled out "BOO", and added black gems in a row, and also as the carrot nosed figure's eyes.

I do not think I am very good at creating Halloween cards in general, but I really like this card!  It is simple, but has some punch!  

Won't you join us for this fun challenge?  Then visit the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog the Sunday following the end date of the challenge to learn the winner.  

Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A new challenge at the RR Blog! #72!

Today there is a new challenge over at the RR Challenge Blog!   I love this challenge!  It involves a "transportation theme".  Simply use a stamp one year old or older, and the theme below.  

For this challenge, I created the project beneath the challenge graphic:

The older stamp I used for my project is from Technique Tuesday.  They have long been one of my favorite stamp companies!  The stamp is is dated 2014.  In addition, I used the newer stamp set named "City Girls Retail Therapy" from The Ton.  Love The Ton also!  And I also used a city building style embossing folder.

I embossed pink paper using the folder, then trimmed it down.  I took a plain white invitation sized card and rounded the lower corners.  I put black paper behind the pink paper, and added it to the card.  I stamped the sentiment using black archival ink on the pink paper.  I added some washi tape, and a yellow planner tab and gem.  

I stamped the taxi on white paper, and colored it.  I added the balloons, and colored them also.  I fussy cut the images, and added them to the card using foam tape.  I added gems and more washi tape.

This card has flaws and I almost passed on using it.  But isn't that the special part of hand made cards, the imperfection?  So I share it here with you!

Please join our challenge, then visit the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog the Sunday after the challenge to learn the challenge winner!  Thanks for visiting!