Good Wednesday morning! Remember this picture I showed you just a few weeks ago?

Saturday Morning Snow

Well, this is what I have today – flooding! It has rained and rained and rained. This first photo is taken from my side yard looking down the street.

Flooded Street

Here’s a photo of my side yard. Now this photo is important because this is the side of the house where my new stamp room is located. I also want to watch and see how much water accumulates in this area.

Side Yard Flooding

Then walking back into the garage, I saw these daffodils. Yep, daffodils in bloom.


Before I came up from the stamp room, I had been working feverishly picking up carpet squares and suctioning up water with the carpet cleaner. I had always Kate if her room was wet when it rained like this – she would just shrug it off. Okay, so now I know and this is the reason that nothing, and I mean nothing is sitting directly on the floor.

While cleaning up water, I was able to make a card for today’s Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. Great sketch today – It’s perfect for using up little scraps of designer paper!


I stamped the chocolate image and then colored it with Copic Markers. It actually looked good, until I decided to add some Glossy Accents to the chocolate to make it look glossy. It took away from the coloring and plus, when I was trimming the image, it smudged just a bit. Oh well, it does happen! I stitched up the image panel on a layer of pink cardstock, and it is raised on mounting tape. I chose pink for my card base, and then used scraps of BasicGrey Blush to make the panels. All the panels are stitched together and then I distressed the top and bottom edges with my distressing tool. This panel was then affixed to the card front.

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Stamps: Petite Phrases by Lizzie Anne Designs

Paper: Prism Iced Pink, BasicGrey Blush

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black

Accessories: Copic Markers, Sewing Machine, Ranger Glossy Accents and Inkssentials White Opaque Pen; Tonic Tim Holtz Distress Tool; Ribbon

I hope everyone has a fabulous day and you are able to stay dry!

As promised earlier, I’m back with my Sketch Challenge card. I so adore the sketch today and see that it will be used a lot! As a matter of fact, my Stamp Club meets this Saturday and they have asked to work with chipboard. I think I’ll work up another card for them based on my Sketch Challenge card today! I might even let this sew this time – they are such a rowdy bunch that keeping them focused is rather difficult! I’ve been afraid that one of them might sew their fingers to the cardstock –

Before I show you my card however, I promised Robbi I would show pictures of my puppies today.

Here’s Miss Ellie trying to stay out of trouble;


and here’s Sydney.


Now, for my card.


The background paper is BasicGrey Two Scoops, which I sewed to a basic card panel of yellow cardstock. Before I stitched the paper, I distressed all the outer edges and then sanded away the rough spots. The sentiment is stamped in Adirondack Espresso and then sponged with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. The flower was made by running Basic Grunge Board through my Cuttlebug with the 2×2 flower dies. I sponged the different layers with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and then lightly tapped the Dried Marigold on the top to highlight the spots. The edges were then sponged with the Dried Marigold and I lightly misted them with Dried Marigold/Gold Shimmer Mist. I found an old iridescent button in my button jar, and knew that it had to be the flower center. To assemble the flower, I used Ranger Glossy Accents and glued each layer down. Once I had them layered, I punched a hole in the center with my Crop-o-Dile, added some more Glossy Accents to the base of the button and pushed the end of the button through the hole. The leaves were hand cut, sponged with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and then highlighted with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The petals were glued to the sentiment panel using Glossy Accents and the flower is raised on mounting tape.

Stamps: Sentiment from Rubbernecker Stamp Company

Paper: Georgia Pacific White, Prism Frosted Yellow, BasicGrey Two Scoops

Ink: Ranger Adirondack Espresso; Tim Holtz Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, and Scattered Straw Distress Ink

Accessories: Sewing Machine; Tim Holtz idea-ology Basic Grunge Board; Ranger Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Mini Mister, Gold Perfect Pearls, Dried Marigold Distress Reinker; Tsukineko Daubers; Cuttlebug and 2×2 Flower Cutting Dies; Crop-o-Dile; Ribbon; Old Button

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