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A Friendly Hello

Hettie Hedgehog Card As promised here's the finished card.     Materials used: White card base Golden yellow card stock Tumbled Glass pad to color in the butterfly on the front of card Prisma water color pencils Staedtler pigment liners in black Tombow glue runner tape & multi purpose glue Gelly Roll pen in white Zig yellow pigment ink for outline on sentiment tag The Fine Touch marker - YR23 - orange for tag card cut using Cricut Butterflies using Cricut Sentiment cling - Hobby Lobby

Coming up roses (DI)

Old Fashioned Roses & Dragonfly Just wanted to start off the New Year with my newest drawing. To use with greeting card or scrapbooking. Please see my guidelines concerning my artwork. Thank you. ♥ Mary ♥ My Etsy store:

Patterned Bouquet

Designed this to be used on a card or scrapbook. ♥ Mary ♥

Perspective Ties (DI)

Perspective Ties Worked on this today.    Use for coloring page or background. :) ♥ Mary ♥ (DI = Digital Image)

Happy New Year

Hello to you!  &  Happy New Year 🎆🎆🎆     I have been busy working on a couple of between doing some laundry too.    So when those are finished I will get those uploaded to share.  😄  I appreciate all of my new followers and those that have left kind comments.  Thank you ♥ May your new year be blessed. Sowing Blessings If you want to make a difference In other people's lives, Be thoughtful and considerate, Be slow to criticize. Be helpful when you're needed, Let others know you care, Be patient and forgiving When hurts are hard to bear. Do always unto others As you'd have done to you, For when you sow God's blessings, You'll reap His harvest too - Vi B. Chevalier 💙💙💙 Have a happy day! ♥Mary♥


An attempt to make animation. 💚💚 Had fun making these. I would try my hand at making more...but I've noticed that my animation program will not run on windows 10.   boo. ♥Mary♥

Birds of a Feather

These were made some time ago.   All done on computer using paint shop pro. ♥ Mary ♥

♥ I need Followers ♥

Hello, now... {drum roll please} I have added a "follow me" button at the top of the page.   So... if ya ever wondered why you weren't able to find the button before.... its cause I live under a rock.... well, not really...  but, I have heard this before from a fellow co-worker when waiting to be seated at an I Hop restaurant.   I said, "I had never eaten here before."        With a look of surprise..  she replied.. "Have you been living under a rock?" In fact, ssshhhh!  don't tell anyone, but -  I've never eaten a White Castle hamburger, either...  so, whatever.     Well... anyhoo...     I hope you all have a good day.  ♥ Mary :)

Encouragement for today

Jesus you are our Healer,  you are the Truth,  you love your children,... we love you.    We praise you Father,  you gave your Son, Praise you Father,  you've given life. We are hopeful,  you've given Life, and on the Cross Jesus gave His Life,  what more  could you do?    What more could You do - You gave for us your Life. "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."   Revelation 3:20 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life."  John 6:47 Scriptures taken from KJV

Nestling Doll Cards

Nestling Dolls A matryoshka doll (Russian), also known as a Russian nestling doll or Russian doll, is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another.  ❤❤   In this case these dolls were fashioned by using card stock.   They do nestle down inside the other.   These are just too cute!   It may be hard to part with this trio.  ♥♥♥   The head tops do open for a little note to be placed inside. Thank you for popping by to visit! ♥♥♥ Mary

Hello! Card

Starburst "Hello" Cardstock in colors of bright pink; white. Pink patterned paper is "popped out" with the hello in midnight black ink. Starburst in crystal pink ink. Thanks for visiting me today! ♥♥♥ Mary

Quilted card

Quilted Card Layers upon layers of a whimsical spring-like design. :) Card stock in colors of deep purple; kiwi yellow; followed by a lattice of blue metallic Perfect Pearls brushed over the top of light grey card stock. I just love this look. 😃 Hope you enjoyed a good Christmas.   I want to wish everyone a happy new year! ♥ Mary ♥

Touch of Spring card

  A Touch of Spring Butterflies dancing on soft breezes. 💙💙💙 I "antiqued" this card on the edges, birdcage, and embossed design using distress inks in tumbled glass, vintage photo, and wild honey. Then I lightly brushed on a tiny bit of - forever red & forever green of Perfect Pearls.  It really gives it a rustic look. The flower cut-outs have been "popped" to give depth.  The pink butterfly was done with a touch of clear glitter glue.   I am pleased how this turned out. ;) 💙💙💙

Butterfly Garden Card

Good Morning!    I decided to stay up a little while longer to finish up working on a card.    I couldn't decide, at first, what colors I wanted to use... decisions - decisions!    So I decided on a color I don't normally gravitate to... purple... or in this case a soft violet with a deeper purple added as a "pathway" for the butterflies.     I just happened to have a delicate flowered paper to give a garden feel.     I really like the peaceful feeling this design seems to have.      I mainly wanted the butterflies to be white with just a touch of pink to their wings.  I'm not sure why this seems to look crooked...  it could be the way I held the camera.  ;) This card chases away those very cold temperatures we've had lately. And reminds us all of warmer weather to come... I know,  it will be a while! 😃 Thanks so much for your visit.  ♥ Mary

Holiday Cards ♥♥

Merry Christmas! Here are two cards made with my Cricket Explore.  My husband surprised me with this wonderful machine... and I absolutely love, love, love it!!! I always wanted one... but didn't know for sure how often I would use it. I thought these cards turned out nicely. 😊 And I love the fact that it makes coordinating envelopes. These are the projects I've made so far. Thanks for visiting...  Have a Happy New Year! Materials used for Christmas card: white card base decorative green paper red decorative paper red card stock red jewel gems green jewel gems tombow glue tombow glue tape medium green paper for envelope (not shown) 💚💚 Materials used for Celebration card: medium green card base navy blue card stock yellow cream card stock medium blue paper for envelope (not shown) Tombow glue tape & Tombow glue 💜💜 Mary

Cute Hedgehog (DI)

Hettie the Hedgehog  was removed. I've been wanting to create a little hedgehog to put in my greeting cards and such... after many sketches this is the one that caught my eye.   Once I'm satisfied with the sketch... as I ink it in..  the image seems to take on a character all its own.  I love to take pictures of flowers and the little bugs that hide between the layers of the petals.   As you look into this flower you'll see a ladybug... looking back at Hettie.  I have enjoyed creating this image.   And I hope that you will find in your heart to place her on one of your cards also. Please do not remove my signature from the image.  I would love to hear from you! ♥ Mary

Tired Hound (DI)

Tired Hound was removed. We have a dog, she's a rescue from a shelter.  We named her Dollie.  Our dog is not lazy at all!  She is always full of energy...except for when she is sleeping. Dollie is a mix of  Blood Hound, Pointer, Black Lab, and Weimaraner. This digital stamp is an exaggeration of our dog after coming home from a long walk. Hope that you'll find many uses for this image! 🐕🐾 Mary ♥ Please do not remove my signature.   Thank you. 😊 DI = Digital Image

Pink & White Doilies

I used a green paper for the background just to show off the details of the doilies.   Just cut the doily out to use in your paper crafting.  ✂✄

For Scrapbooking

Patterns & Trims

Fun things to use for scrapbooking! Just download and clip out. 😃

Sewing Patterns for Scrapbooking

Seashells Under Glass

Nice way to display seashells. Materials used:  Glass Block, Silica Gel Crystals (in place of sand), small rocks, glass stones, shells and aquarium plant, burlap. This does not contain lights.

Pumpkin Patch Cat (DI)

Pumpkin Patch Cat Free digital was removed. Materials used in making the card: White, Green, Orange Card stock. Prisma watercolor pencils. White gel pen. Fall leaf stamp. Orange Magic Mesh. Glossy Accents [ to make pumpkins "pop"]. Water color brush. Tombow glue tape. This was a fun image to create. :) Enjoy~ ♥ Mary

Flowers to love

These are from my flower garden.  Picture taken in the Spring. Its rather hard to believe that time has flown by so quickly!   Here we did our plantings of vegetables and flower seeds, and worked hard to reduce the weed population... Ha what a job that was!  ;) I always elect myself to get the weeding done around here.  Round-Up was a great help.   And now, by gollies its nearly time to pull out the old rake and wait for the leaves to start falling or blowing in our yard.    Or if you're like the neighbors we have around here... they would rather burn leaves and sticks, and what the hey...why not burn trash too.   Such a lovely smell.   Thank you ever so much.   Yes, that was a hint of being sarcastic... Ha-ha.  I'm just being silly... and that's okay. *** For those of you that do like digital art works... I plan to get some of that done too.   I do have one that I need to ink in... and will get it up soon.   And again, thank you for being patient i

Hello :)

Hello to my fellow crafters.... its been a while.   Thought I would get in touch.   This site has been "drifting" out in cyber-space for too long!   It's going to go through some changes here n' there.  :)  But for the most part this site will stay intact. ;) Thanks so much for all the visitors..... I do so appreciate you coming by.....even though~ I have been MIBW (missing in blogger world).  Mary ♥  

You're A Hoot!

Hi!  Here's my card for the Paper A LA Mode Saturday - Focus on the Sentiment - 2/13 - 2/19  challenge over at The Outlaw Challenges. Thought I would use my image: Tree Branch Owlies  A light brown card stock with a wood plank dp from Chickaniddy collection pad was used for the background. The tag is of a chip board base with a slight embossed design.  Tied with a green floral wire and dragonfly charm with added green & orange beads.    The backside of the tag is a green leaf.    I think it sets off the whole design of the card. Water color pencils were used to color in the image. Thank you for visiting my blog! ♥ Mary

Ribbon Hearts

Three Hearts & Ribbon

Robin & Babes

Here's hoping that Spring is just a little bit closer. :) I thought since some of us do live in colder climates.. Here in Indiana the temps have been hovering in the teens and single digits over night.  With more chances of snow in the forecast.   We won't think about that right now. ;) Let's think spring! ♥ Enjoy using this image! Mary 


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Lizard stamp

leaping lizards!

Froggy Play stamp

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