Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Happy Halloween

 I don't do Halloween anymore but every year I end up making a card to send to our daughter, another excuse to let her know we are thinking of her.  When I saw this image from Graphics Fairy it reminded me so much of our cat Buttons that I just had to put it on her card. Punched out some pumpkins to go with him for a border on the card.

  • Graphics Fairy - Digital image clipart
  • EK Success - Pumpkin punch
  • Impression Obsession - Sentiments II 
  • Spellbinders - A2 Distressed edges die

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Sunday, October 29, 2023

40th Anniversary

 Hubby and I have been blessed with 40 years together, When I saw this ephemera piece that I feel was for Thanksgiving I thought it was perfect for our anniversary card. I am so thankful to God for bringing us together and blessing us with all these years, I pray he gives us many more together!

  • Echo Park - Fall Frames and Tags ephemera
  • 49 and Market - Vintage Artistry In the Leaves 12x12 paper, Butterfly Rub-ons and PVC Die cut leaves

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Friday, October 27, 2023

Our Home to yours

 I have been gone once again, this time hubby and I went away to celebrate our Anniversary, I was able to check out the blogs a few times while gone so I am not to far behind this time :)

Just before we left I had finished my Christmas cards for the month of October. In my cardmaking group the challenge was to use buildings on your cards, and my stamp group was to use red, green, yellow or gold or have a Sentiment as your focal of the card, so this is what I came up with.

This first one I had seen This image from Lost in Paper blog, sorry the link I have doesn't go to her blog and I can't find it on there either, but I thought that is a cute idea and I have that stamp set, I had it all colored up and realized, I don't have the die to cut the globe, now what, so I ended up cutting another piece, scored the back so that it would open up which you can see in the second picture, luckily it was a pretty easy shape to cut.

  • Penny Black - Cozy nights stamp set, fussy cut and colored w/markers
  • White gel pen for snow in background 
  • Stickles - Crystal for snow on door and font of house

This little guy was just too cute and I liked the sentiment to go with him

  • Hunkydory - Warmest Wishes, image, sentiment and background paper
  • PPD - Scalloped Snowflake Frames die

  • Papercraft Magazine - Papers, House image
  • K&co. - Smitten paper ribbon
  • Stickles - Diamond for snow on house
I watercolored  this next image.

  • Taylored Expressions - Watercolor Panels Christmas, colored w/Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and Aqua markers
  • Crafters Companion - Shimmering Snowflake die
  • Stickles - Diamond (snow)
This last one I forgot to write down but the stamps are from another cardmaking magazine, and I heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut it out with the Spellbinders A2 Deckled rectangle dies.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, Hope you enjoy a fun weekend!


Wednesday, October 25, 2023


 I know this looks more like a spring card but to those that I send always fall themed cards every once in awhile I try to change it up and send them something unexpected.  I had found the paper first, cut it out and applied it to my card and let it dry while I cut the birds and colored them.  Once I got it all done I thought oh no the birds just blend in with the background, I thought to just add a die cut behind them but thought it took up too much of the paper, so I ended up adding a touch of ink to darken the area so the birds stood out more and I think it worked.

  • Tutti Designs - Birdies Trio die, colored w/markers
  • Crafter's Companion - Advent paper
  • Scalloped die - unknown
  • Tim Holtz - Small talk sentiment

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Monday, October 23, 2023

Secret Garden

 I added some die cuts to this pretty paper pack to give a little more to the scene! The tag is also in the paper pack, great size for an A2 size card.

  • P13 - Secret Garden Paper pack
  • Impression Obsession - Cat set die
  • Memory Box - Forest Neighbors  dies (Bird and Owl)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope you are having a good start to your week,


Saturday, October 21, 2023

Road is long

 An older gentlemen at our church has taken a hard fall and is having troubles bouncing back and being able to walk again. I wanted to let him know he has been missed. I cut some extra leaves and popped them up for a little dimension. 

  • Memory Box - Autumn Border die
  • Anna Griffin - Avian Collection cardstock stickers
  • K&co. - Ancestry.com papers
  • Tim Holtz - Clippings sticker book sentiment

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,
Hope you enjoy a great weekend!


Thursday, October 19, 2023

Film strip

 I bought this film strip die and some others that came in the package thinking they would be good for my journal and then I thought wouldn't it be neat to use some of my stamps inside of it for cards, I took 3 different stamp sets and colored them and then put them through the die just where I wanted the portion of the image to show through the die and cut them out so they would fit perfectly inside the film strip. I totally love how this turned out, not all my cards turn out like I imagine they would be this one I was very happy with.

  • Elizabeth Craft designs - Planner filmstrip 1656 dies
  • ODBD - Quiet waters (deer) stamp  
  • Tim Holtz - THMM112 stamp set (mushrooms)
  • Hot off the press - Song birds stamp set
  • Spellbinders - Fall Foliage die set
  • Crate Paper - Party day paper

This took a little time stamping the different stamps and cutting them out separately, but I am thinking there may be some great pattern papers out there to cut up to that would make it a quicker card.  This film strip die also comes in a set of 6 holes I cut it down to 3 to fit on my card.

I would like to share this card today with the following challenges:

Retro Rubber Challenge anything goes stamps from 2009 and 2016
Four Season Challenge Anything goes

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Pastor Appreciation

 This past Sunday our church had a special appreciation Sunday for our Pastor, I have a set of these coloring cards that I used for this occasion. Lucky I have a set of very fine markers that I can use to color these tiny areas, I am sure I still went out of the lines a little bit.

We are quite blessed with our Pastor and her husband who is also our Media Pastor.

  • Christian art gifts - Psalms in color cards, colored w/markers
  • Sassafras - Mix and Mend papers
  • PPD - Stitched Postage Stamp Rectangle die

I would like to link todays card with Word Art Wednesday blog 

We have been gone to Michigan for the past 4 days so I am a little behind on visiting blogs, we have a busy week ahead but hope to still be able to get caught up soon on visiting your blogs :)

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


Sunday, October 15, 2023

Dog Sympathy

 An online friend lost her sweet furbaby boy, I just thought this image was sweet, so I used it for her card.

  • GraphicsFairy - digital image
  • Basic Grey - Periphery paper
  • PPD - Stitched Postage stamp die
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - With Sympathy die

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Friday, October 13, 2023

Autumn Butterly

 I just had to get out some more of my 49 and market goodies to play again. The paper pack was given to me from my friend a lady she knew was getting rid of it and she said she knew I could use it.

  • K&co. - Ancestry.com paper
  • 49 and Market - Vintage Artistry In the leaves Foliage PVC die cuts (leaves and butterfly)
  • Spellbinders - Picot Edge circle die and A2 Curved Border die
  • Tim Holtz sentiment

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


Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Birds in Flowers

 I was surprised to see this bird stamp set at the Dollar store, there are many birds in the set and they stamp really well. I stamped the flowers and leaves in the set out also and then fussy cut them and popped them up on foam tape to look like the bird is in a flowering tree.

  • Crafter's Square - Bird stamps, colored w/markers, fussy cut the flowers and leaves and popped the flowers up with foam tape
  • Spellbinders - Labels 11 die
  • Martha Stewart - Branch punch on the flower paper, tag punch
  • Stamps of Life - Minis4circles sentiment stamp

I would like to share my card today with the 

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Monday, October 9, 2023

Birthday wishes

 When I was working on my junk journal the other day I was going through some stickers and vellum images I had bought off Amazon just for my junk journals and when I came upon this vellum image I thought that would be pretty for the next birthday card I need to make so I left it out just for it.  Sorry I don't know the name of the maker of them, I didn't keep it because I thought it was only going to be for my private use.

  • Vellum image purchased through Amazon, sorry no name
  • Raspberry Road Designs - Love lives here paper
  • Spellbinders - Romantic Rectangles dies
  • ODBD - Mini tag sentiment stamp

That's all for today, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Saturday, October 7, 2023


 One of the girls in my cardmaking group lost her Dad, I know I should have cards on hand for these times but I just don't. I had no idea what I wanted to do so when that happens I first try to look through what I have and see if anything comes to mind, and I decided to look through the items from past years Advent calendars through Crafters companion and I found the stamp and die set from one years and this embossing folder from another and thought I could combine them for this card.  I went with a dictionary page that I inked for the background.


  • Crafter's Companion Advent Calendar - 2021 & 2022 - Dragonfly stamp & dies, Wood embossing folder
  • Dictionary page - Torn and inked
  • Taylored Expressions - Care & Comfort II sentiment stamp
  • Spectrum noir - Clear Sparkle pen on wings

I am sharing today's card with the Simply Clean & Simple Chanllenge

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


Thursday, October 5, 2023

New Baby

 WE have a new baby in the family, my great great niece has been born, we have had a lot of boys so it is nice to have a girl in the mix :) she was born 4 weeks early and had a rough start of things but after a month she is home from the hospital and doing much better.

  • Studio G - Cradle and sentiment stamps
  • Tim Holtz - Vintage Shabby papers
  • Spellbinders - Classic ovals and classic scalloped ovals dies
  • Memory Box - Parker upper alphabet dies set

I would like to share my card today with Double D Challenge Pink

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


Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Collect beautiful moments

 I had cross-stitched a few of these tags a little while back and this is my last one, time to get some more stitchings done.  I added a pearl border to dress things up a bit.  The cross - stitching came from My Favorite things shop too, they are under resources section.

  • My Favorite things - Cross- stitch tag Die-namics die, also cross-stitch pattern
  • Recollections - Bling on a roll
  • Tim Holtz - Small talk sentiment sticker
  • ribbon and jute

I am sharing my card today with Word Art Wednesday Challenge  

That is all for me today, sorry I was a little late on my posting, hope you are all having a good week so far, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,