July 17, 2016

House of Cards July Challenge

Hello everyone!

How have y'all been?  It seems like it has been FOREVER since I've made anything crafty.  It also seems like I haven't been online much either.  I guess working two jobs, volunteering with my church group, helping with Sunday school and getting my daughter ready to go to college will do that. lol  I feel awful that this post is so late.  It was supposed to go live on July 1st, and here I am on the 17th, finally posting it.  I'm thankful and blessed to be part of such a wonderful group over at HOC.  They're kind, and patient, and very understanding.  I'm hoping to back off of so many hours at the second job, so that I can have more crafty time.  I feel the need to do that.

Anyway, onto this months challenge over at House of Cards.  This month you're challenged to create a card using food and/or drink, or the colors in this photo.

I couldn't find anything with food or drink, so I went with the colors.  I also decided to go with darker versions of these colors, so that I could use some patterned papers I've had in my stash that I really love, but haven't used yet.  Here is my card.

I love how this turned out, considering it's been ages since I've made anything.  For some added interest, I did some multi media stuff on the background panel with some embossing paste, silver ink splatters and white text stamping.  I also have more layers and "stuff" on this card than is normal for me.  I'm not sure where I was going when I first started this card, but this is where it ended up.  I'm going to send this to a great friend, who is always so amazing.  Hope she likes it.

Well, that's all for me.  I do hope you'll head over to the HOC blog to see all of the lovely creations everyone has made this month.  As always, they're absolutely beautiful!  If I don't make it back before August 1st, I hope you'll stop by then, to see what fun challenge will be posted next month. :)

Take care my friends!

June 1, 2016

House of Cards June Challenge & Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  

Can you believe we are at the end of our fifth term at House of Cards?!  Unfortunately we are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and fortunately we are so happy to have those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop! 

This hop will run FROM June 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!


Please email Mynn at onastampageATgmailDOTcom if you have any other questions!  And now...

Here is the photo inspiration~

they call it a Lilly Luncheon but it gives me the idea to throw some kind of palm springs party lol

And here is my card.

So, are you ready to get hopping?!  We've got some fabulous sponsors to share with you!  Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding!  After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here's the hop order, in case you didn't get to start at the beginning.

HOC Blog | Mynn | Sue T.Cohenna | Donna | Dotty Jo Em | Emily 
Heather | Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarzyna Ewa  | Katy | Leslie | Linda
Merethe | Merlina | Michele | Paula | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley | Steph | Sue N. | Susan | Tina | Toni

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Sue's blog!  Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!  

Stay crafty my friends!

May 1, 2016

House of Cards May Challenge


I'm so late getting this posted.  By the time I got my card finished yesterday, it was too dark to get a photo.  I volunteered to babysit for a couple at church, and didn't get home until late, and then had to be up early to help with the two year olds at Sunday school this morning.  A nap sounds great, right about now. lol

This months challenge at House of Cards is clear papers.  You can use vellum or acetate, or anything that is transparent.

Here is the card I made.

I waited until the last minute possible to get my mom's card made for Mother's Day this year.  I've been so busy, that I actually had to schedule it into my week this week. lol  The weather has been awful, so I wouldn't have been able to get a good picture anyway.  I've kept this one simple too.  You can see the beautiful chevron patterned paper underneath the vellum, and I wanted to keep it that way.  I love this patterned paper!  I'm sure my mom will be happy with it also. She's my biggest fan.  

Anyway, sorry this post is so short.  I have things to do, and need to get them done before tomorrow, because my supervisor will be out all week.  I hope you'll head over to the HOC blog to see what gorgeous cards my friends have made for you this month.  Hopefully, you'll get the chance to join us for this months challenge. :-)

Take care!