Monday, May 15, 2023

JDS-Patriotic Poppies

 Mid-month post for Jan's Digi Stamps using Patriotic Poppies.

 I kept this card simple for the message - in the USA we wear red
poppies to remember those who served for us. I colored my image 
with Copics, did a simple mounting on a die cuts and added one
small embellishment.

I hope you will join the challenge here for a chance to win a
gift certificate to Jan's store.

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Happy Birthday Assortment


Some children's birthday cards I made for my daughter in law. I went with
a balloon theme to make choosing easier and tried to make most of the cards
neutral. The elephants are from My Favorite Things Adorable Elephants
set, the panda's are Stampin Up Party Panda's and the third is done with a
punch and MFT sentiment.

A few fun challenges:
AAA Birthday: #49 Balloons  6/1
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite season-spring-jacket weather and beautiful!  5/17
TTTC207 5/12  Right column-Die cut, Free, Birthday


Monday, May 1, 2023

JDS-Butterfly Frame


 Time for two new releases and a new challenge at: Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge:


I printed out the butterflies from the new set: Butterfly Frames on
watercolor paper, as soon as they came off the printer I
embossed them with Transcendence clear embossing powder.
I cut the butterflies out and then sprinkled them with
red and orange Brusho's.  My background is a blend of Distress
Oxides: seedless preserves, worn lipstick and mustard seed.  
The leaf die is SSS Fiddly Leaf.  I had cut out lots of it
from snippets of card stock and vellum on a low mojo day. 
 The grass die was also already cut and is from Amuse.  

I was quite pleased with this set and my card, if you
follow my blog you know I have a fondness for

See what my teammates created and join the challenge at
A few fun challenges:
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge #161 1-2 colors-salmon & sea green, butterfly


Monday, April 17, 2023

JDS-Early May Bouquet

 It is mid-month for Jan's Digital Stamps and I have a card to
share with you:


I used Early May Bouquet, one of Jan's new releases this month. I quickly
embossed it after printing.  Colored with Copics, die cut with
Tutti Designs Stitched Banner dies, embossed a floral design
and blended some color on to make the image stand out
more.  I topped with Happy Mother's Day from Floral
Finishes set printed on vellum.
All flower sets are on sale.  You can view them here.   To join the Anything
Goes Challenge click here.
 A few fun challenges:
Allsorts #724: ATG option create your own background -embossed layer colored 4/20
Can You Handle the Pressure: ATG option clouds  4/19
My Time to Craft #505: Spring Flowers 4/19

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Birthday Box Cards

 I have been making cards for upcoming birthdays with my new Pink
and Main Box Card Die.  I have a few more in mind to make.


This is one of the cards folded, it folds easily to mail:

 Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

A few fun challenges:
AAA Birthday #48, Layer it up 5/1
Allsorts Challenge, week 724  4/22

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Fluttering By


  I had a lot of fun making this card.  I started with the colors I wanted-Honey 
Bee-Team Tie Dye,looked through my snippets and picked a frame.  The butterfly is by
Gina Marie Designs, also from a snippet.   After splattering the background 
and butterflywith gold, I decided to swipe the butterfly with the gold paint 
I was using.  I like the effect of this, bits of white show through but it
is mainly gold. I will emboss a gold sentiment when I am ready to 
send it.

A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #180 1- At least 2 colors and butterfly 4/22
Craft Rocket Challenge #102 -Layer it up  4/28
Cut It Up #275 - starts with a B (butterfly) 4/20
Try it on Tuesday -Hello Spring 4/19
Triple B- Butterfly  April challenge 4/1
Snippets Playground #451 -Snippets-butterfly, frame (in my snippet box) 4/15

Monday, April 3, 2023

JDS- Spring Flowers and Coffee



Time for a new monthly, Anything Goes. Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamp's.
I used an image and sentiment from her new Spring Flowers and Coffee
set, adding a few highlights.

You can see all the creations and join the challenge here.
Cardz for Gals # 195: Spring  4/2
Cookie Challenge #179 April-Green   5/1

Colorful Options:  April: Pastels 5/1
NBUS  #49 April  5/1