30-Day Coloring Challenge: Day 6: A Cup of Thanks

challenge_graphic-4-revisedToday was a bit of a struggle to get to my coloring. Appointments and errands filled a large part of my day and then homework help when the boys came home. So I had to squeeze this in before dinner time.


This is an old stamp from Flourishes. They are no longer in business but they had the most beautiful stamps. Again I love teacups so thought in honor of all the cups I have had this winter, I might color up a little cup of tea.  I was rushing so much that  I didn’t color tea in the cup!  But if it was my cup that’s how mine would look (almost empty).

I used washi tape on this quick card and realized that it wrinkled on the bottom. Well that just gives this card some character right?

I’m just happy that although not my best, I did squeeze in 20 minutes of coloring today.

Have fun coloring!


New card: Blessings

gardenlady2I have had this beautiful digi from Mo’s Digital Pencil for some time now. As you know, I love to be in my garden and watch things grow. So I decided it was time to color her up. I used paper from two collections: Basic Grey’s Highline and Dear Lizzy’s Lucky Charm.  I also added some sequins and used my pearl pen to add a little more on top of each sequin. Can you guess where I got the vellum from? I actually had some left from the sheet I ran through the Silhoutte from my Project Life accents I made so instead of throwing them away, I took out a border punch and made a few. No waste in this craft room. I like how it softens the look.


Lately we have been spending long hours in the late afternoon and evening on our deck and I enjoy taking in the beauty of the garden but the sights and the sounds of the birds, butterflies and bumble bees rock  my world.  They are so amazing and they are a gift so I make sure to remind myself to take the time daily especially while the weather is nice.

I recently watched an amazing TED talk by Louie Schwartzberg, an amazing photographer and filmaker who captured the most beautiful time-lapsed photography in nature.  Then set it to film with a voice over that reminds us we are interconnected to nature and not to take it for granted. It is a blessing. That we should make gratitude a priority.


So when I looked for a sentiment for this card this video popped into my brain and  I found the perfect sentiment from my Autumn Blessings stamp from Flourishes.

I hope you can take time today to enjoy the beauty of nature and let gratitude warm your heart.



80th Birthday Card


Hello! Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend.  The boys had their vacation week this past week and so we ended our week attending two birthday parties yesterday.  My best friend from college’s mother was celebrating her 80th birthday.   I made this card for her since she did not want any gifts.We all had fun and then after a few hours we went to celebrate my brother-in-laws birthday where my mother-in-law had prepared a delicious meal and made a home-made cake.


I used two different Flourishes’ stamps to create this card. I look forward to using the numbers (Numbers in Blossom) again for more birthday cards.

Have a blessed day!



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