Tuesday, February 28, 2023

With Sympathy

 I was in need of a sympathy card and wanted to use flowers and I had this set from my advent calendar that I hadn't used yet and thought I would go with a cream/tan theme for this card.

  • Crafters Companion - 2022 Advent calendar - flower stamp, colored w/markers
  • K&co. - K-ology Hanna K paper
  • Poppystamps - Tailored stitches die and Tulisa corner collage die
  • Kaisercraft - sentiment stamp
  • Queen & Co. - Chocolate delight pearls

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Sunday, February 26, 2023


 Although we are lucky to have not had any of the past snow I know a lot who have so why not end the month with some snowmen. In my card group I was supposed to come up with a challenge for our last week of snow challenge and I went with challenging the group to get out those snowmen dies and if they didn't have snowmen dies they could use their circle dies to make their own snowmen.

My card uses the snowmen dies from Tim Holtz that Simon Says stamps offered if you bought some Tim Holtz items. I liked them because they are a good size for cards and still able to make a scene, which I did with a border die and sponged the background and added some white gel pen snow.

  • Tim Holtz - Chilly & Freezy dies
  • Elizabeth Craft designs - Outdoor edges die
  • Hobby Lobby - Christmas sticker book sentiment
  • Distress inks - Tumbled glass and Faded Jeans (sky)
  • White gel pen (snow)

This is a tag I made for my journal and I just used some circle dies and added my own face and coal, I didn't right down any of the other things I added to it so if you would like to know I can look them up for you, I had made this last year and since the journals are just for me I just make and don't write anything down, makes the creative process even more enjoyable :)

So that makes only 4 cards I made this month, but I just didn't have it in me to make another, I will have to catch up another month :)

Have a Beautiful Sunday, and those getting all the snow I hope you are staying safe and warm!
Thanks so much for stopping by today,


Friday, February 24, 2023

Bird w/jar

 For this bird challenge I decided to use one of the Robin layered stamps I have, along with a jar and flowers stamp and die set I have recently bought. I know the ribbon die turned out quite dark in the picture but it matched the red in the paper.

  • The Greetery - Shiplap builder die and Robin and Wren stamp and die set
  • Tim Holtz - Flowers Jar stamp and die set, colored w/markers
  • Crate paper - Party day paper
  • Impression Obsession - Tied line die
  • Stamps of Life - Minis4circles stamp sentiment
  • Martha Stewart - Circle punch w/inking around the edges

I would like to share my card in the following challenges:

NBUS Challenge never before used stuff - Jar and flower stamps and dies

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and hope you have a nice weekend!


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Oh Deer

 Getting more Christmas cards done, I recently bought this deer die cut and so I just had to make it for our deer challenge in my stamp group.  I decided to make a couple while I was at it just changing up the framing and some of the extras that came in this die set.  I added marker touches to them to give a little depth.

  • Simon Hurley - Floral Stag dies
  • Hero Arts - Square Woodgrain Frames die

I used an oval frame on the second one.

  • Simon Hurley - Floral Stag dies
  • Hero Arts - Oval Woodgrain frames dies
  • Starform - Purple/silver glitter stickers for berries

Lastly I came across this stamp set that April in our group was giving away to clean out some of her stuff to make room for new goodies, I had stamped it on regular cardstock and two embossed on watercolor cardstock and the only one that turned out is this one, it didn't look good at all embossing the image.  But at least I have 3 cards so far this month :)

  • Sparkle n Sprinkle - 517 A winter wonderland stamp set, colored w/markers
  • Stickles - Diamond for snow
You can see the sparkle of the stickles a little better with this closeup

I would like to share my card with the 

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Monday, February 20, 2023


 Going through more of my guy images for my next birthday card, this little guy was perfect for another mini slimline card.  I added some gold pen around the edges to go with the gold in the papers, and some metal accents.  The bird was popped up on foam tape.

  • Papercraft Essentials magazine - Highland Collection (image and Papers)
  • Pilot Gold pen around base paper
  • Ki - Metal Accents

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Saturday, February 18, 2023

Butterfly wish

 I just love this paper that came with my Crafter's Companion Advent calendar this year, and I was looking through my stuff to see what could I pair that with when I came across these dimensional butterflies and I thought it would look nice with it. I didn't want to cover up too much of the paper, but I also didn't want the butterfly to just sit on top, so I made a frame by using a couple of my oval dies, and since it had an elegant feel to it I added a fancy border punch to the base.

  • Crafter's Companion - Advent calendar 2022 paper
  • K& co. - SW Floral Butterfly
  • Martha Stewart - Border punch and tag punch
  • Spellbinders - Big Scalloped Ovals and Classic oval dies to make frame
  • Stamps of Life - Minis4circles stamped sentiment
  • Brad
  • Queen & co. - Bubbles

in the close up you can see the little gem bubbles I added too.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Thursday, February 16, 2023

Get well wishes

 There is a gentlemen in our church that is going through some very rough health troubles right now and I wanted to let him know he is in my prayers.

I used a wooden bird for my main focus, I decided to give him a little sparkle and color with my Sparkle marker and it was now way to dark instead of too light, so I quickly rubbed the marker off before it all soaked into the wood and thought the uneven look gave it a good textured feeling, so I stuck with that.

I used some strips of of paper to make up the background and inked around them.  the border of the tag was made using a border punch and after adding the sentiment I felt it needed a little more so I added some dots with my fine tip pen and then inked around the whole tag and card.

  • Ms. Sparkle & co. - Wood Veneers, colored w/Spectrum sparkle marker in Earth color, then partially wiped off
  • Inkessentials - enamel accents in black for eyes
  • Basic Grey - Porcelain Papers
  • Martha Stewart - Border punch
  • Inky Antics - Simple sentiments stamp
  • Pen dots

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Happy Valentines day

 For my hubby, used some papers that a friend gave me, leaves stamp and die cut from Advent calendar 2021 to make a heart and heart stickers from $ store.

I would like to share my card with the Sisterhood of Crafters hearts challenge

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a nice day!


Sunday, February 12, 2023

Thank you

 I was in need of a couple thank you cards, my first friend is a substitute school teacher and one of the teachers in the school she works at was getting rid of most of her supplies and she texted me pictures of the items and I would tell her what I wanted, it took a lot of her time and I was so thankful that she thought of me so I just had to make her a card. I got punches, stamps, embossing folders, ect,

  • Gemini - Thank you so much die
  • Lilybee design - Head over heals paper
  • Simply Cards and Papercrafts - Layered Peonies stamp
  • Martha Stewart - Leaf punch
The flower on this is one of those layered stamping so no coloring just lining up the stamps.

This next friend asked if I could use any storage containers she was getting rid of, one was perfect to hold all my Christmas stamps that are still on wood blocks, the other I am still trying to figure out what to use it for but I am sure it won't be long and I will have that figured out.

This background stamp I used on this card was one I received from my other friend :) I used some rub ons with it.

  • Inkadinkado - Thank you stamp
  • 49 and market - Vintage artistry essentials paper and Blush & Sage Rub ons
Thank you for taking the time to stop by today, 

Friday, February 10, 2023

Happy 16th

 Yes another of my great nephews has turned 16, just amazing how quick time flies.  I brought out my truck stamp again, stamping it on a piece that I had smooshed some distress ink on. The flags, sentiment and the tire mark border is all from the same stamp set.

  • ODBD - Special boy stamp set, stamped on watercolor paper that had been smooshed with Forest moss distress ink
  • Spellbinders - Lg. Deckled Rectangles dies
  • DCWV - Natural Stack paper
  • PPD Stitched curvy coved rectangle die

The side view doesn't show very well but the background paper has touches of bronze in it!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Cutie pie

 I won these die cuts from Birgit's blog back in 2017, and I think I have used them every year since and I still have more to go, I guess I need to make more cards then just my daughter and hubby, today's card is for our daughter.  I made a little banner using the heart die cuts and some twine. I punched the flower border and colored with markers, then inked in the grassy area.  I added some tiny heart stickers I got form $ store a few years back. I popped up all the die cuts with foam tape.

  • Preprinted die cuts from friend 
  • Martha Stewart - Border punch colored w/markers and grass inked with mowed lawn distress ink
  • Heart stickers for flower centers from $ store
  • American Crafts - Twine

I am sharing my card today with Double D Challenge blog which is using hearts.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in today, 


Monday, February 6, 2023

Twisted Ribbon technique

 Hi all, Donna and I were talking about a technique she was going to try for an upcoming post and I said oh I have that one on my to try list, we decided we should both try it and then share our cards on the same day, so here we go.

I went with an old paper pack that was double sided paper, chose these cute bees paper, on the other side was the honeycomb pattern.  I used the instructions found HERE for the technique.

I would suggest your first go around to use papers that you don't care about, I made a big mistake laying my first one down and that messed the whole thing up, luckily I had enough of this paper to still make a good panel.

I had a honey comb embossing folder to add with it and added ink to the raised portion of the embossing folder with a brayer so that when I embossed it I would have a yellow background. 

I die cut some bees to fly around the card, and I used vellum for their wings. A Hexagon shape to stamp my sentiment onto. I kept the cardstock in the die to add some yellow to the center of the sentiment piece and then took black ink pad to go around to mimic the black piece that I matted my ribbon technique on. Finished it off with some yellow pearls.

  • Echo Park - Fine & Dandy papers
  • Paper Studio - Honeycomb embossing folder, inked with Distress Oxide Scattered straw ink
  • Spellbinders - Hexagon die inked center with yellow and outlined with black ink
  • Spellbinders - Special Birthday Sentiment stamp
  • Elizabeth Craft designs - Bees die
  • Queen & co. - Yellow Sunshine pearls

I invite you to stop by Donna's Blog Here and check out the Beautiful card she has made!

Thanks Donna for doing this with me.

Thanks to you for stopping by today,


Saturday, February 4, 2023

Pink Roses

 When I saw this challenge over at Retro Rubber Challenge they are having a color challenge, they give you the colors they want you to use and you can pick 3 or more to use.  I picked Pink, Cream and Green as my main colors.  Not sure how old this stamp is I don't think PSX have been making stamps for years plus I found this one at a yard sale over 3 years ago.

A lady at church just finished her Chemo and is celebrating her birthday in a week so I thought this would be perfect for her.

  • PSX - Heritage Roses, colored w/markers
  • Lawn Fawn - Fancy Scalloped Rectangle die
  • K & co. - K-ology Hannah Cardstock
  • Martha Stewart tag punch
  • ODBD - Mini tag sentiments
  • Recollections - Brad

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, hope you have a great weekend.


Thursday, February 2, 2023


 I bought this paper pack from a yard sale a few years back and I don't know if I have ever used it or not.  I loved the colors in these papers and tag, so I brought out a stamp set from one of my cardmaking magazines and tried to color it to match the papers. Then I fussy cut it out to add to the tag. I was hoping my coloring didn't blend with the paper too much so I popped up the flower head with some foam tape and glued the stem and leave directly to the tag.

  • Cardmaking magic - Climbing flowers stamp set, colored w/markers and fussy cut
  • Hot off the press - Bohemian Sarapapers and tag
  • Basic Grey - Brad
  • Tim Holtz - Remnant Rubs tiny text sentiment
  • Martha Stewart - Butterfly punch
  • Gems
  • EK Success circle punches out of gold paper

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, hope you are staying warm, I look forward to next week we should be above freezing :)