Saturday, September 25, 2021


 Yep another Great Nephew has turned 16.  I found this paper that had a map, thought that would go well with the car theme.  Asked his mom what was his favorite color, I was going to do the car out of that color but she wasn't sure so she told me his school colors, so I went with that. I did a little inking around the background and the 16 tag.

  • Frantic Stamper - Convertible Roadster die
  • Carta Bella - Metropolitan Girl paper
  • DCWV - Metallic cardstock
  • PPD - Stitched Postage Stamp rectangle dies
  • Martha Stewart - Sanserif font numbers stamp
  • ki - Bronze metal accents

Since I am on a vehicle theme, I thought I would also share some pictures I took when we were on our way to a park a few weeks ago, I was driving and hubby said oh cool look at those, I just got a little glimpse since I was driving, he said we should turn around so I turned around and thankfully they lived on a corner with a parking lot across the street so I parked there and we took some pictures of these old vehicles and the fun way he arranged them in his side yard.

This one with the skeleton hanging off the back of the motorcycle was something else, the motorcycle was on a big pole.  

  I loved the water fountain feature they put in this one.

Lately we have been taking the back roads to get to the parks and such we try to visit and this was in one of those small towns we have to pass through, just goes to show the things you miss out in when you take the highways to where you are going :)

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Worn Wallpaper

 When I was at JoAnns recently they were having a sale on Tim Holtz products and I saw these worn wallpaper papers and florals package and I just had to pick them up.  I used the wallpaper behind the lattice die and one of the florals on top.

I added a few gems to center of the roses and to the sentiment tag. The floral was lost against the background so I added another die cut to place it on so it showed up better.

  • Tim Holtz - Worn wallpaper scraps, paper and floral image
  • Spellbinders - Fancy Lattice and Floral Ovals dies
  • PPD  - A2 Stitched banner set die
  • Fiskars - Essential sayings sentiment stamp
  • Paper Studio- Gems
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Using Scraps

 I know it is the first day of Autumn but I have finished my Christmas cards for this month and the challenge in my group was to use pattern paper, well lets just say I have plenty.  How many of you save those half inch pieces off of your 6x6 paper packs when you are making your A2 size cards, come on admit it, LOL!  Well this was a good time to get rid of them.

I just cut out my trees from a white background, flipped the card over and started gluing the pieces to the backside. I even found a small brown piece to use as the trunk of the tree.  I popped out my glitter and gave the tree a gold star.

  • Recollections - Tree die

  • Spellbinders - Holiday Sentiment die w/ Paper Studio Glitter paper
  • Cardmaking and Papercraft - Frosty Christmas star die w/gold glitter

  • Recollections - Tree die
  • Hero Arts - Merry Christmas message stamp sentiment
  • Cardmaking and Papercraft - Frosty Christmas star die w/gold glitter

    • Recollections - snowflake die
    • Simon Says stamps - Tiny words Christmas sentiment stamp
    • Cardmaking and Papercraft - Frosty Christmas, mini snowflake dies

    • Recollections - Snowflake die
    • Hero Arts - Merry Christmas message sentiment stamp
    • Crafters Square - Pop up stickers
    Today we woke up to 55 degrees so it has quite the chill in the air, so it is starting to feel like Autumn is coming and Christmas will be here before we know it.

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    Monday, September 20, 2021

    By the water

     As you know for the past few years I have been buying those daily coloring calendars Like this one . Well last year I couldn't find any so hubby suggested I get a Bob Ross daily calendar so I did, not every day is a picture there are days that they have quotes he has said too.  Today I am sharing a masculine card I did, it went together quite quickly, cut out the image, mat it and used some papers my sister gave me, the leaves are gold but they don't show up well in the pictures.  Now every stream should have a deer getting a drink so I broke out my deer die to add to the image.

    • Bob Ross 2021 daily calendar image
    • Impression Obsession - small deer die
    • Hot off the press - Metallic Gold paper
    • DCWV - Tattered time paper for the matting

    All the scenes are just wonderful for masculine cards :)

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    Saturday, September 18, 2021

    New Homes

     Two recent moves. First up my daughter.  I will not get into it all but she is in the process of getting a divorce.  I never want to see that happen to anyone but with the circumstances it is the best thing.  As we were talking and we were saying how she needs to focus on the good, she mentioned that he was keeping their cat and she was taking the dog.  Their cat use to eat any plants so they just didn't have any so they didn't have to worry about it.  Now she said she will be getting plants.  So I decided to make a card with a lot of plants so she can display it until she gets her own. I inked the Asters and the front plant die is a tree topper but thought if I just did some sponge inking I could make it look like a plant.

    • The Greetery - Shiplap builder and Market basket dies
    • Spellbinders - Ferns and Aster and poppies dies
    • ODBD - Mini tag sentiments
    • Dee's Distintively - Tree toppers die (front plant)

    Next up was for my sister who has moved to a new home.  I used one of my coloring calendar images of a house, added a die cut tree and leaves. Stamped sentiment on the door.

    • Coloring for Calm calendar 2017- house image, colored w/markers
    • Impression Obsession - Bare Tree die
    • Memory Box - Grove leaves
    • ODBD - Mini tag sentiment stamp

    Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your weekend.
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