Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Vellum Poinsettia's

 In my stamp group our challenge was to use vellum on our Christmas cards and my first thought was to use it with my poinsettia dies, when looking for my vellum I found some gold vellum too, so I made two cards with both kinds of vellum, not sure which I like most.

  • Poppystamps - Blooming Poinsettia  Winsome die, Cut from Vellum
  • Memory Box - Winsome Snowflake die, cut from Vellum
  • PPD - Scalloped Snowflake Frames dies
  • BoBunny - Father Christmas paper (Green)
  • Anna Griffin - Christmas paper (gold)
  • Taylored Expressions - Wreath of Joy stamps (sentiment)

  • Paper Studio - Gold Vellum
  • Poppystamps - Blooming Poinsettia die, cut from Vellum
  • Crafters Companion - Holly & Ivy die 
  • Spellbinders - Holiday sentiment die
  • Graphic 45 - Christmas past paper
I would like to share my card today with Peace on Earth Challenge

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


Saturday, November 25, 2023

Enjoy your day

 I bought some Lunar Paste a few months ago and had yet to try them out, I thought I would give it a go on one of these 3 D folders I have, I applied it with my fingers rubbing over the embossing, I bought two colors that look like shades of gold but as you can see in the close up the one has a green tint to it.

  • Tim Holtz - Botanical 3D embossing folder w/textured cardstock
  • Lunar Paste - Gold Rush and Sike on leaves
  • Jillibean Soup - JBI 287 sentiment stamp, embossed w/gold embossing powder

This side view is more true to the colors in the cardstock and pastes.

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


Thursday, November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving

 I almost forgot to post the rest of the cards I made for Thanksgiving this year, it was just the hubby and I today but it was a nice day and we had a good meal and the hubs helped me so that is always nice too!

  • Marjolein Bastin - Nature's inspiration 2023 calendar
  • Spellbinders - Labels 18 die
  • PhotoPlay  - Meadows glow paper
  • Ms. Sparkle & co. - give thanks stamps

  • Impression Obsession - Wood Heart die
  • Spellbinders - Labels 23 die
  • Carta Bella - Fall Market paper
  • Tim Holtz - Funky Foliage dies

Photo Play - Meadows Glow paper
Paper Studio - Pressed Floral stickers
Martha Stewart - Border punch

Papers and pumpkin stamp from Brigit :)
Carta Bella - Farm Market papers
Gemini - Little stitched banner die
Spellbinders - Baby Bunting die

Thanks so much for all of you my on-line friends who stop by and give me encouragement and great inspiration.  So thankful for you all!


Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Just for you

 I had bought these ephemera pieces because I thought they might be nice to use in my Junk Journal this Autumn season.  Well when I was sitting at my desk one day trying to figure out what I was going to make for the next birthday card I needed I saw them sitting there and decided to try using them on the card.

  • Simple Stories - Acorn Lane Floral bits ephemera
  • DCWV - Wild Splendor paper
  • Studio G - Sentiment stamp
  • Martha Stewart - circle punch
  • Specturm noir - Clear sparkle pen on berries

While I had everything out and was going to need another birthday card in two days I decided to just keep going and make another. This pack has a few flowers and leaves that matched with the clusters that were in the pack so I put some foam tape on them and popped it up for more dimension.

  • Simple stories - Acorn Lane Florals bits ephemera
  • DCWV - Wild Splendor paper
  • Martha Stewart - Border punch
  • Tim Holtz - Metallic sticker book sentiment

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


Sunday, November 19, 2023

Fall Flowers

 This stamp has such pretty flowers on it, I thought it would make a pretty Autumn birthday card colored with oranges and yellows. I fussy cut it out and then matted it with some brown cardstock.

  • Penny Black - Collage of Wishes stamp, colored w/markers and fussy cut
  • DCWV - Amber Autumn paper
  • Sequins

I don't know if the dots are too subtle in the background paper but I would like to share this with Double D Challenge Stripes or dots challenge

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, have a great rest of your Sunday,


Friday, November 17, 2023

Autumn Wishes

 I hadn't used my coloring calendar images in quite some time so I found one that I thought I could color and make it Fall like for the next birthday card I needed.

  • Color for Calm daily coloring calendar - image colored w/markers and fussy cut
  • Martha Stewart - Embroidery border punch
  • Gemini - Birthday sentiment die
  • Cloud 9 designs - Rain dots

Do you remember those rain dots from back in the day, I still have some left, so surprised they still stick :)

I would like to share todays card with Beautiful Blossom Challenge 

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and have a great weekend,


Wednesday, November 15, 2023


 I managed to finally get my Thanksgiving cards done and out in the mail, sharing a few of them today.

When my hubby and I where on our anniversary trip he surprised me one of the mornings that he had found a scrapbook store an hour away from our hotel and he was taking me there that day, it was a huge store too, so fun to see things in person.  I picked up a paper pack with pretty fall papers and images and used some of them today on these cards. I used a circle punch to cut out the little dots to go around the card out of the same glitter cardstock as the frame was cut out of.

  • Photoplay - Meadows glow, paper and sentiment panel
  • Spellbinders - Romantic Rectangles die
  • Tim Holtz - Funky Floral #3 dies
  • EK Success - Circle punch

Funny thing about this next card is after getting it out in the mail later that day I was cleaning up my craft space and found the sentiment I had for this card under my clear blocks I use to hold things down to dry when gluing things together, so I guess it will have to go for next years cards.

  • Photoplay - Meadows Glow paper, image and butterfly sticker
  • PPD - Stitched Postage stamp rectangle
This last card I used an image from Graphics Fairy clipart, it was a little dark so I hoped adding some lighter paper to it would brighten it a little.

  • Graphics Fairy - digital image clipart
  • My Favorite Things - Cross-stitch Rectangle die
  • Tim Holtz - Funky Foliage die & Metallic sticker sentiment
I would like to share my card with the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamps Thanks Challenge
Simply Clean & Simple Thanks Challenge

That's it for today, Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Monday, November 13, 2023

Autumn Bouquet

 My cardmaking group had a Halloween/Autumn card exchange, and this is the card I made for one of the ladies.  I am more into Autumn then Halloween so I went with that as my theme.

  • The Greetery - Market Basket die
  • Tim Holtz - Funky Foliage and Funky Floral #3 dies
  • Spellbinders - Labels 23 die
  • Stamps of Life - Minis4circles sentiment stamp
  • Hot off the press - 63 Thin Line Border Dazzle stickers

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

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


Saturday, November 11, 2023

Hope for Tomorrow

 One of the ladies in my cardmaking group asked us if we could make an encouragement card for her daughter in law that is going through some health troubles right now and has been told she will be in the hospital for another 2 - 3 weeks.

  • Papertrey Ink - Meadow Greens stamp set
  • Hero Arts - Oval Wood grain Frame
  • Ms. Sparkle & co. - Thankful paper
  • Simon Says stamps - Tiny words faith stamp

We were told we are at peak for leaves this weekend but when hubby and I went out yesterday I would say we are past peak in most areas.  Enjoy your weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, November 9, 2023

Let's celebrate

 I am hoping this cute girl brings a smile to my great nieces face for her birthday.

  • Hot off the press - Janie's girls stamp, colored w/markers
  • RS Tapestry - Grass blades stamp
  • D.R.S. designs - Easy Grass background stamp
  • My Favorite Things - Cloud die
  • Hero Arts - It's your day sentiment stamp

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


Tuesday, November 7, 2023


 Brought together a few different elements for my card today, just had fun going through everything and adding it onto this card for my nephew.

  • Tim Holtz - Organic Layers (ephemera)  Document Collage paper, I placed it on top of some dark paper so that it would be darker, used glue stick to apply.  Tim's Clippings sticker book for sentiment
  • 49 and Market - Curators Meadow postage washi tape

I would like to share today's card with Triple B November Challenge

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


Sunday, November 5, 2023

Thinking of you

 My friend lost her sister that had been suffering for some time now with Alzheimer's and some other things, and she mentioned that she is so glad that she isn't suffering anymore so for her card I decided to show a bird free, flying and happy.

I used a paper tole kit I had that has many layers for the image.

  • Hot off the press - Kindred Spirits 3D Papier Tole
  • Prima - 8 point doily
  • DCWV - Garden Party paper
  • The Greetery - Thinking of you sentiment
  • Spellbinders - Labels 29 die

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


Thursday, November 2, 2023


 I hadn't used these flower dies in quite sometime and I challenged myself to use some of my older goodies every once in awhile.  Once again I had a busy background so I added some white ink behind the flowers to soften the background a little bit so that it wouldn't compete so much.  The piece I used to frame them was left over after die cutting on another project and I thought it would make a great frame for the flowers.

  • Spellbinders - Carnation Creation and Foliage Flourish dies
  • Basic Grey - Porcelain paper
  • Crafters Companion - Advent calendar stamped sentiment and die 
  • Brads
  • White inking behind the flowers 
  • Frame from another project

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