Sunday, June 25, 2017

Woo hoo!

Hello friends!

I am so happy to say that I am a member of a Design Team on the Monday Greetings Challenge group on the Outlawz Challenge site! Woo Hoo!!

Some of you may already know that, will be closing in a little over a month. It will be a very sad occasion for all the members. This was the  first crafty site that I joined where I found so many friendly people who were willing to help me on my journey to become a card maker.  When I first joined the site there were a lot of scrapbookers who created  layouts but  it evolved into a site filled with  card makers, crafters, mix media artists and more! I received so much guidance and inspiration from the members who I will always call friends. In addition, the owner of the site, Classygirl, aka, Tiare Smith has been a great role model and continues to provide inspiration to all. I love them all and hope our friendships continue to grow as we inspire each other in our art.

Here is my first card for the Monday Greetings challenge. I used a digital image by Creative Bug Digis,, called Wine and Bouquet.  The challenge  theme is Anything Goes. Hope you like my card.

It has been hot in Chicago but today the temps are in the 70's. Ahhhh! Here are a couple of pics of my  my backyard garden. It is a work in progress...It is always in progress, lol.

Last year, I planted  a variety of plants that monarch butterflies depend on both for food and reproduction. The plants came back this year healthy and are now blooming.  Over the last two days I have noticed a couple of monarch butterflies in my garden. Yesterday, they didn't even fly away when I approached. I have to keep reminding myself that the caterpillars are good, the caterpillars are good. Don't kill the caterpillars!!! Will post pics next time of the front garden.

If you want to challenge yourself in your card making, check out the challenges at the Outlawz Challenge site. There is a different challenge each day so there is no chance that you will get bored. All the participants in the challenges are so talented and you will receive a lot of inspiration from them and the wonderful artists on each of the Design teams.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all  a great week!




  1. Congrats to you and your flowers are beautiful. That card is awesome....hope to see you at the Outlawz real soon.

  2. Congrats on making the design team, beautiful garden!