You give me butterflies

Hi! Happy Friday!

Here's another card I made with MFT Stamps Beautiful Butterflies. I really love this set! I wish I would have embossed the sentiment in a darker color, but in person it shows better.
I'm getting Kinley tonight, and tomorrow were headed to Sacramento to the zoo! Will be fun!
Johns trial starts July 5th, so I need to distress myself as much as possible :-(....Gearing up for the worst, trying to prepare myself isn't easy, but after 2 years of this I'm ready for it to be over.

Life is more beautiful with you in it

Hi Friends! I hope you had a wonderful Easter! I did! I arrived at my daughter's house on Saturday. We dyed the eggs and she had a blast! We went out in front and planted jelly beans in the front yard, the on Easter morning Kinley woke up to lollipops where we planted the jelly beans! Pictures below :-)

I made two of these cards, but only had time to take one picture this morning . The other one is in different colors . They are for some friends who have been so supportive and I appreciate them so much!!. In today's world it's so hard to just take care of your family, and then there's the Angel's on earth who find the time to reach out and truly care!!!
 I started by inking a Tim Holtz stencil with distressed ink only on a portion of the watercolor color paper, the butterflies are from MFT, and the sentiment is from PTI.

(Don't worry she had to share with her cousins lol)

Thanks for stopping by my blog my friends, I know I'm hit and miss! Hugs, Char


Wish you the most beautful day!

Hi Friends!
I hope your having a wonderful week! I received a letter in the mail from Altenew, and imagine my surprise,  they sent me my very own custom stamp! It included stamps "Made by Charlene Cundy". I thought that was such an awesome and generous idea! The stamp is the bouquet you see,  but instead of using the base of the stamp I used the detail and embossed them to make my background. I colored them in using my copics. I will make another card soon by using the base and detail stamp :-)

The sentiment is from Beautiful Day stamp set.
I received two very special Easter cards from my dear friend's Maria and Greta and each one is so adorable! Thank You friends, Lisa too!  I will treasure each and every card you have sent me :-) Kinley LOVES looking at all the cards I get :-) She loves making them too :-)
Have a beautiful Easter! Hugs, Char

Happy Easter

Hi Friends!

I can't believe that Easter is here already. I'm going to spend the night at my daughters, so we can die eggs ! Kinley is at the cutest age, she gets so excited about everything :-) It's suppose to rain on Sunday here boo hoo!

For this card I stamped the background with Wplus9 Big Top Background, then I stamped another impression on paper and added it behind the frame. Copic colored the kids in (Pretty Pink Posh) and popped them up onto the background. Then I popped up the frame onto the card and stamped the sentiment.

Kinley went to Disneyland about a month ago and I couldn't go, next time! I wanted to share a few pictures!

She loves her Disney so!

Happy Easter

Hi Girls!
I've been slowly starting to make cards again. With all that's happened in the last few years I
have true fully lost my love of card making. It has always been such a great stress reliever, but now when I sit down I feel overwhelmed because nothing creative comes to mind. I was excited to feel creative the other night and enjoyed making a few cards for Easter. I showed my daughter the cards I make and she say's......I miss your shabby cards. I guess I do miss making those to, but of I don't have mojo, I really won't have it with those type of layering cards .
This card was made with three different companies. The background is Wplus 9, the bunny is from Purple Onion designs, and the flower is new from Altenew.
I'll be back in a few days with my other card :-) Hugs, Char

Have a wonderful day

Hi girls!
I hope your having a great week. The weather here has been spring like, with everything blooming, including my nose :-) These roses are so pretty, there from Gina K stamps. Very easy to line up and their beautiful roses!

I hope you have a great day! Hugs, Char

May you weather this storm

Hi Friends! Long time, no blog :-(...I'm sorry about that, I hope you haven't forgotten me! I needed the time to sort through my crazy life and sometimes life gives you lemons, and in my case, it's a semi load :-(. I did get this card kit from Hero Arts and thought it was perfect to make for my life at the moment lol!

I hope all is well with you girls and I miss the blog visits, but will try harder to see your awesome cards!! Hugs, Char

Thanks for lifting me up!

Hi Friends! Happy Tuesday!
I decided to play along with the Curtain Call Challenge! This card is a mix of Simon Says and Stampin Up! I love this elephant, he's adorable! Well, we didn't make it to Disney on ice :-( When we got to a town called Willows, the interstate was a river!) We turned around and the traffic was so bad it took us 45 minutes to go a mile! Luckily, Kinley is so young she didn't really understand, so she  wasn't upset!
Have a great week! Hugs, Char

Please be mine

Hi Friends! Happy Friday!
One little sweet squirrel card I at least took a picture of! I'm so bad lately! The stamp set is from Neat an Tangeled! I was thrilled when another set was made as the 1st one sole out so fast I missed it!
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Well my little town is flooding all over the place! The Sacramento river is growing be the day :-( This rain has got to give us a break! I may need to break out the wood and make a boat lol!
I hope you have a great weekend! I'm going to my friends stampin up party tonight, should be fun!
I have court again on Tuesday, prayers please :-)
Hugs, Char

Somebunny is thinking about you

Hi and happy Monday! It was a beautiful weekend after all that rain! I feel so sorry for the towns of Oroville, Marysville, and Yuba City, all evacuated yesterday over100,000.00 people because of the dam. Its about 2 hours from me. I pray that the dam holds, and everyone gets to go home. My daughter is about a half hour away in Chico and that's where most everyone got evacuated to. I'm sure you have heard about it, it's been on national news. Times like this I wish I had extra room for people!

Just a little card to share today! This is a new stamp set from Gerda Steiner  Designs, called Hoppiness! She has the most adorable stamps! I think I will enter this card in the monthly "share your designs" challenge.
I hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs, Char

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi Friends! Long time no blogging. My life is extremely busy and I've made cards I just haven't had the time to post them :-( Anyway, I hope your all doing wonderful for the new year? I've been blessed to have Kinley every weekend, although I seem to catch everything from her :-) I always say she's going to love me to death lol! I've been teaching her to stamp, and with the MISTI she makes lots of cards for her parents! You can NEVER start kids to soon stamping!


Have a great day! Hugs, Char

Have a Swell Christmas

Hi friends! This will be my last post until after the holidays :-) I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas, and a happy New year!!!!

This card was made with Simon Says stamp set Swell Christmas I used the tiny ornaments to make the background and water colored them in.
Big Holiday Hugs~! Char

Merry and bright greetings

Hi friends! Can you believe that Christmas is in a few days? I still haven't got my wrapping done, but finished my cards to send off, I'm afraid they will be late this year :-( It was 29 degrees here this morning, not the usual, so cold!! I need to get my roses pruned this month, spring will be here before you know it!

For this card I used Papertrey' s newest Cover plate "Cozy Christmas" The greeting is from Simon Says Merry And Bright Stamp Set , and the deer , sadly, I'm not sure.
I hope you girls have a wonderful stress free day! Hugs, Char

Seasons Greetings

Hi Friends! Can you believe Christmas is only 12 days away! Even though I got the tree up and presents bought early, I still need to wrap them!

I haven't had time (as usual) to make a lot of Christmas cards this year and worse, haven't sent any out yet! I'd better get on it ! I have received some beautiful cards from you girls! They put a smile on my face! I love you girls and your support and kindness!
For this card I used a stamp set from PPP, as soon as I saw it I needed it lol! I just stamped the kids and colored them in with copics!
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Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Char

Visions of Sugar Plums Day Three

Hi Friends! Welcome to Day Three and the final day of Vision of Sugarplums blog hop. That went so fast! I've really enjoyed everyone's blogs!
 I hope you have time to play along with the challenge on Lori's blog!

Today I have some gift card stockings for you! I had so much fun making these and their just the right size for a gift card and candy cane as you can see below! I used the Sizzix Stocking die for the base and then decorated them how I wanted !

I like the fact that you can use a lot of your stash up with these little guys!

Heres' the list of talented contributors! Be sure to check out there wonderful blogs! 

Thank you so much, Sponsors! 

Here are the awesome prizes you could win!

                                         The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit

Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
                                         The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
                  The Twinery:  Sample Pack
Here's the Challenge I was telling you about! Be sure and link up to Loris blog by December 17th!

I'm so happy you joined our fun little hop ! I hope you've enjoyed the inspiration ! I with each and everyone of you a Very Merry Christmas! Hugs, Char 

Vision's of Sugarplums Day 2 Blog Hop

Hi Friends! Welcome back to another day of "Visions of Sugarplums" blog hop!

Please be sure to visit the rest of these talented girls!

  We have wonderful sponsors with some great prizes!

The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack 

and a wonderful challenge on our sponsor Lori's blog! Please join in for a chance to win some wonderful prizes! Be sure to link up by December 17th! 

Thank You for visiting, and have a great day! Hugs, Char

Visions of sugarplums!!

Hi Friends! Welcome to Day 1 of the Annual "Visions of Sugarplums" Blog Hop!
For the last few years the talented Lori Hairston of Chouxchoux Paper Art
has been hosting a super fun blog hop with several other bloggers showcasing anything from Holiday Recipes to Greeting Cards and more for the Christmas holiday, with LOADS of prizes to win.

Here is my project for Day 1! I just love to make smowmen and I thought these guys would be a fun decoration! I found some vintage molds on Etsy and they were 14.00 for 7 of them.
You will need smooth styrofoam balls, paint for the eyes and mouth, and clay for the nose! They are easy and fun to make!! Once they were done I sprayed glue all over the snowmen and used some rock glitter ! 

Lori Hairston (Host)

The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack

Thinking of you

Hi! I hope you girls in the states had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It seems like this time of year all the holidays go so fast! I have so many Christmas cards to make and never enough time! I'm excited about Visions of Sugarplums coming soon! I will have a giveaway on my blog! Be sure to check back !

My friend lost her mom a few days ago, so I made her this card. It's so hard to lose a parent, and around the holidays it's even harder I think.
I embossed the background and water colored it . The butterfly is from Penny Black and theres three different ones, there all so cute! I did the same thing, embossed in green and water colored the rest.
I hope you girls have a wonderful day! Hugs, Char

Merry Christmas from all of us

Hi and Happy Wednesday!

 This set is from MFT! Simple card, just some water coloring and I applied paste to the starry stencil. That's it!
I can't believe that Thanksgiving is next week! How did that happen? I've got all my Christmas shopping done and the tree up. I needed the warmth of the holidays early this year. I still need to wrap presents, but that's ok, I feel good about getting it done early so I can just enjoy.
I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Char


The most wonderful time of the year

Hi Bloggy Friends! I hope your having a wonderful week! The sun if finally out and the trees are turning! I LOVE fall!!!

This sweet girl is from Penny Black, and I had to have her :-) Coloring is so therapeutic! I just sat and water colored away!
Hugs, Char

Happy Halloween

Hi Friends!

Have a  great Halloween! Hugs, Char

Be Merry

Hi Friends! I hope your having a great week! here in Northern California we have had a drought, so I'm happy that we have had above average rain! A great start to help with the drought! I must say I'm not a huge fan of rain, I love the cooler temps though!

I've always loved the images from Pretty Little Studio, but have gotten away from the style I used to do when I first started making cards back in 2008. I pretty much bought paper, etc...and layered my cards, now I'm more into stamping, but this style still pulls at me, so I've decided that I really don't have a style, I just make what I like, Right? I decided this year to add these cute images to my stash!
The BG paper is also from Pretty Little Studio, the frame is Pretty Pink Posh, and the be Merry is a new set from W Plus 9. Oh, and the snowflakes are Simon Says :-)
Happy Thursday! Hugs, Char

Merry Christmas

Hi! Just a quick post today :-).
I started this card with Simon Says snowflakes and die cut a background of them. Next I water colored the base and layered the snowflakes on top. The dog and tree are water colored too. A fun and easy card! The dog is from the set called Dexter Christmas, I believe it was last years stamp.

Hugs, Char