Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Bird Wishes

 I was going for a masculine card here, but I think it could be for either male or female card. I used scraps to make up the bird. It has been a long time since I had used these stick frames and I thought a bird would be nice with them.

  • Simon Says stamps - Warbler die
  • Spellbinder - A2 Distressed Edges die
  • Poppy Stamps - Grand stick frame and Stick frames dies
  • Graphic 45 - Botanical Tea paper
  • ODBD - Mini tag sentiment stamp
  • Inkssentials - black enamel accents for bird eye

Wow what a difference a day can make, yesterday we got up into the 80's, all the doors and windows open and today we are at 27, we had very strong winds all night long the house has done so much creaking that our one cat has hid he is so scared. By next weekend back in the 70's, this has been a roller coaster winter, I wonder what spring and summer will hold for us....

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Monday, February 26, 2024

Best Wishes

 I can not even tell you how long I have had this die and this is my first time using it.  I would think I was going to use it and then I thought of something else for the person, well this time I was stumped on what to use for her card so I decided this was the time to use it.

  • Spellbinders - Candlewick Lace card front  and back to basic tags dies
  • My mind's eye - Lost & Found two paper
  • Inkadinkado - All Occasions sentiment stamp
  • Spool O Ribbon
  • Gem

I would like to share my card with the following Challenges:

Word Power Challenge I am not sure if it is big enough?

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Pattern Paper

 This challenge at Double D Challenge Pattern paper wasn't hard for me, I usually use pattern paper in all my cards, I have so much I need to use it, this time I used a couple different ones and a tag that is full of pattern too :)

  • K&co. - Classic K papers and tag
  • PPD - Stitched Mini Scallop borders die
  • Simply Cards & Papercrafts - Layered Peony stamp and die
  • Martha Stewart - Leaf punch ( I did a little scoring on it for dimension)
  • Basic Grey - Brad
  • Sentiment stamp unknown

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Sending Love

 Using some more of my goodies from my Advent Calendars, some are new some are from past ones.

  • Crafter's Companion Advent Calendar - Border die 2023 and the stamp 2021 advent calendar
  • Spellbinders 2023 Advent Calendar - Tag die
  • Basic Grey - Periphery Papers
  • 49 and Market - Grove Ticket Essentials (stamp border)

It has been fun going back and seeing the goodies from past advent calendars will work with my new stuff.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Vintage Christmas

 My cardmaking groups Christmas challenge was postage, at first all I could think of is my postage dies and then I remembered a cardmaking magazine I had bought years ago that had faux postage stamps along with other stamps in the collection so I decided to use them for my first two cards.

I tried to line up the the little stamps evenly across this strip of paper at the top of my card, then I stamped this image and greeting that were also in the set and cut the main image out with one of my postage dies. I colored them all with markers, those little tiny bits were hard, maybe that is why I hadn't tried this set yet.

  • Vintage stamps from cardmaking magazine, colored w/markers
  • PPD - Stitched Postage Rectangle die
  • Spellbinders - Large Deckled Rectangle die (for sentiment)
This second stamp set was also from the same magazine.

  • Vintage stamps from cardmaking magazine, colored w/markers
  • PPD- Stitched Postage Stamp rectangle die
  • Spellbinders - Large deckled Rectangle die (small postage stamps)
I needed one more card to get my 6 cards I like to make each month, so I went through my sticker collection to see if I had anything in there and I found this cute one with a little girl at the mail box sending a card. I added some stamps from a paper pack and the sentiment dies are from my Spellbinder advent calendar.  After I had it all glued on I thought should I have said to you from me instead?

  • Dimple Street gang - Winter Girls sticker set
  • Graphic45 - Christmas Emporium Papers and faux postage stamps
  • Poppystamps - Stitched Landscape die (snow)
  • Spellbinders  2023 Advent Calendar - Sentiment dies
I would like to share this last card with Four Season Challenge Winter

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Sunday, February 18, 2024


 My friend was sweet enough to send me some images and papers when I commented on how my nephew would love these cards, this is what I came up with using them.

  • Papers and images from friend
  • Hero Arts - Birthday Messages

We received 4 inches of snow Friday, it never got above freezing yesterday so we still have it but today might reach close to 50 so I think it will melt most of it, I like when you can enjoy the pretty snow for a little while but then the temperatures warm back up :)

Have a great week ahead,


Friday, February 16, 2024

Merry & Bright

 My stamp groups Christmas challenge this month was to use stars on your card or do some scoring on your card, so I went with both challenges in my cards today.

  • 49 and Market - Christmas Spectacular Ephemera bits and Vintage Artistry Peace and Joy paper pack

  • Simple Stories - Simple Vintage dear Santa Ephemera bits and pieces
  • Paper Studio - Have a Cozy Christmas paper
  • Stampendous - Star Chain Brite sticker

  • Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium paper pack for postcard and stamps
  • Gems
  • Scoring
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Happy Valentine's Day

 I had to wait until today to share my Valentine for hubby, he follows my blog.  I went with a more vintage feel this year for his card.

  • My Favorite things - You're just my type stamp and die set
  • Twine
  • Heart stickers
  • Paper Scraps

I am sharing today's card with the Simon Says Monday Challenge Tie it up

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Monday, February 12, 2024


 Sharing a masculine card today, most of it is from Hearfelt creations, but the stump and mushrooms are not. When I saw that stump I thought right away about this woodsy collection and how it would be cute with it. The mushrooms is another die from the advent calendar.

  • Heartfelt Creations - Woodsy Wonderland Collection 12x12 papers, Woodsy wonderland stamp and die collection for the raccoon
  • Honey Bee - Lovely Layers Slice & Stump die set
  • Spellbinders 2023 Advent Calendar - Mushroom dies
  • Papercraft Inspiration - Greetings stamp

I am sharing todays card with NBUS Challenge my stump and mushrooms are new stuff

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

Pink Birthday

 Let's bring on spring :)  I saw this Pink Challenge on Colorful Options and just had to play along. I brought out my coloring calendar images again and colored it with markers.

  • Color for Calm 2018 calendar - Flowers colored w/markers
  • Quick Cards magazine - Parisian dreams paper and sentiment tag
  • Prima - 8 point doily die
  • Nuvo Crystal Glaze on sentiment tag

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Sending Love

 This is for my daughter, sending her love and flowers made from hearts. I went to my scrap pile and die cut the hearts including one small one for a bud :)  I added half of a flower punch to it. Punched a circle for the center of the big flower out of pattern paper. Stamped the stem.

  • Spellbinders - Classic Heart and Lattice Rectangle dies
  • EK success - Flower punch for the bud
  • Stampin up - stem stamp
  • My Favorite Things - Label Maker sentiments stamp
  • Raspberry Road designs - Love Lives Here paper

I would like to share my card with the following challenges

Simon Says Wednesday challenge Love is in the Air

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024


 This border embossing folder was in the Spellbinders Advent Calendar 2023, I think it makes for a pretty border.  I went with all brighter theme on this one, the paper pad also had this pretty tag image, I added the stamped sentiment and a gem and was done.

  • Spellbinders Advent Calendar - border embossing folder
  • DCWV - The Primrose Paper and tag
  • Hero Arts - Fabulous Birthday stamped sentiment
  • Gem

I would like to share this card with Can You handle the Pressure blog Birthday Challenge

I do have a second card that I used some sequins from the spellbinder advent calendar. The paper and all images came from the same pack on this one, adding a little faux stitching to it also.

  • My minds eye - Quite Contrary summer papers and images
  • Spellbinders - Sequins
  • Faux stitching

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

Winter Birthday

 I made a winter birthday card today, this stamp set has all the seasons in it and I had yet to do the winter season.  I used white embossing powder for the snowflakes in the tree, very fine glitter for the snow on the ground, and the little snowflakes were leftovers from a die cut that I saved.

  • Darcie's - JCS0158 stamp set, white white embossing on the snowflakes and owl colored w/markers
  • Glitter snow on the ground
  • Die cut snowflakes leftover from die

I would like to share my card today with Fourseasons Challenge winter.

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Friday, February 2, 2024

Birds nest

 It has been a little while since I have used my coloring calendar images, I colored it with markers, I was going to fussy cut with my blade between the branches but was afraid that it wouldn't hold up well in the mail since I wanted to pop it up off the card with foam dots.

  • Color for calm calendar 2018 - image colored w/markers
  • DCWV - Once upon a time paper
  • Spellbinders - A2 Scalloped borders two die
  • Penny black - Sprinkles and smiles sentiment stamp

I would like to share today's card with Word Art Wednesday 

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