AWE! How can I thank all of you for cheering me up so much? I mean that with all my heart.

 I’m also trying to focus on what is TRULY important in life-and that is my kids, and my husband. If I got a phone call that Alexa’s cancer was back, nothing else in the world would matter. The bottom from the bucket would just fall out. This hurt I feel is nothing by comparison. Its just another bump in the road. I hope that makes sense. I just wasn’t expecting it, thats all. Sometimes thing take us by surprise. So Im diving into stamping and letting it roll off my back.

Your words really meant a lot to me. You have no idea how down I was. Thank you-a million times over.

Many of you expressed concern for my stamp-insanity! LOL! I have to say that doing all the stamping I do, and sharing here IS my therapy. I truly enjoy it. Trust me I don’t get paid to blog! LOL! I wouldn’t enjoy it if it was a “job”. I do it for the enjoyment of it.

As far as the videos……….well I enjoy making them and sharing them, the editing-well I could hang myself! LOL! Part of it is my editing software, the other part is YouTube restrictions. I simply can’t edit myself that much! LOL! I feel its all worth it.

Also thanks for the congrats on my weight loss!! I have worked hard, and exercise daily, so I appreciate that 😀

Anyway…….I’ll pick a winner tonight. I’m typing this Friday eve so a winner right now would be “unfair”. So, in the meantime, it is time for another sketch!

I hope you like it! I am lovin it.

WARNING: blonde working PSP program.

 Im sorry that the sketch double layered itself-see my card for better “visual”.

UPDATE! I replaced the sketch!! Deanne Burton fixed it for me!! Thank you

Here is the mytimess21


Now here is my card.

Anyway, you slice it


I LOVE the patterned fruit set called Tutti Fruity by Lizzie Anne Designs.

When I was the set I immediately wanted to make a watermelon. I don’t have ANY fruit sets! Crazy. The sentiments in this ROCK! Im so over the moon with it.

ONE PROBLEM: Making a watermelon required not only stamping the polka dot wedges (I used Berry Sorbet ink) but also the black seed wedge outline. Now these are RUBBER stamps, so I dusted off my Stamp-a-ma-jig and went to town. It was REALLY easy using that, and I felt happy with the outcome.

I then colored in the edge with a pink marker. The outer edge I colored green, then drew lines for a rind 😀

How summer is that? Its freezing here and this card warms me right up.

Now who’d of thunk it!

This “watermelon” image sparked all this!


How flippin yummy is this gift set?!

We have a card-a “watermelon” gable box- I made myself-from scratch, by looking at a smaller version of a box, and a tag to match. I used 2 pieces of patterned paper, adhered together to get a good size. That was one of those-I can’t sleep at 2am projects! LOL!

The box was NOT an easy task. Im beyond excited over it though. It was refining MANY template desings, then finally tracing one I perfected onto my patterned paper.

In the future I’m just going to BUY some boxes in a large size.

ALWAYS use SCRAP first!! Then create and save a final template for future use 😀


I used Papertrey Ink Pink  patterned paper for my watermelon “wedge” paper. The “seeds” are True Blackcardstock punched with my SU! oval 😀 The handle is a oval nestablity.


The bottom is just strips of spring moss cardstock, and ripe avocado-layer on some may arts ribbon and my friends we have a watermelon rind! I added a vellum tag for my sentiment

Here is a closer view of the tag.


I like the tag. I don’t make many “tags” so this was fun.

I stamped the round image first, then filled it in with the watermelon wedges using my Stamp-a-ma-jig. I then cut it out, so from ONE image, I got my card and tag watermelon slice!

I like it all. I hope you do too.

Now time to go check the Sketch team samples!

  • Alicia Weimen
  • Dawn Easton
  • Kendra
  • Kim Gasper
  • Kirsten Dubosque
  • Kristy Vernon
  • MacKenzie Bruckler
  • Maria Levine
  • Tamara Harder
  • Please send us a link here if you give the sketch a whirl.

    I’ll be back in a bit to post a winner for my Birthday Box Organizer!

    As always thank you for stopping by 😀