Monday, July 15, 2024

Girls Day

 Had a fun day a couple weeks ago at my house with a couple
dear friends.  We all had projects to share and enjoyed 
chatting, lunch and crafting.


 Diane had the cute duck card and the inlaid flower card:


Shirley had this darling phone card and the glitter flower
card.  We had a good laugh over who the phone card 
could be sent to, not a young person!

My two cards:

The lighthouse is a die by Die Versions.
Butterfly card is Catherine Pooler and the background
is stenciled after first blending of the card front.


Saturday, July 6, 2024


 Thanks to all who extended birthday wished to my dad.  His
90th birthday was rough but he made it.  He died the following
day after being on hospice for about 7 month.  His last
day was peaceful and pain free, he died with my mom
and I at the bedside and while a favorite priest visited
and prayed with him.  

It will be busy here for awhile but I will be back to
card making and commenting soon.

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Happy 90th


My dad will be 90 on the Fourth of July so I made a special card for
him.  Circle die cuts are I got from Pinkfresh Studio's.  Teddy bear
I believe is Great Impressions - this had been in my stash
for many years.  Embossing folder by Darice. Looking forward
to our family get together to celebrate!

Seize the Birthday #286 -Add a star  7/10

Monday, June 24, 2024

Leftover basket


I've been going through my basket of previously stamped images to use them
up.  I had over 12 acetate images stamped many years ago and run
through the Xyron.  Time to use them up!  A few I put Pearlex on the back
( third and fourth card)  then found it easier to use a variegated patterned
paper as a backing (first and second card).   I made about a dozen and this
is just a few of them.  I used snippets for most of the layers.  
 I have some Christmas ones left to play with another day.

A few fun challenges:

Card 1:
Snippets Playground #483:  7/8  All but card base are snippets 

Card 4:
Sweet Stampin: Fabulous flowers  7/3

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Father's Day cards


I pulled out some old paper packs today in masculine colors to get
some Fathers Day inspiration and came up with two and a spare!  The
light house die makes two cards since you do an inlaid design, the
top one is my spare and the middle one is for my hubby.  The
lighthouse is Die Versions and the wheel is Momenta.  On my
dad's I paired a couple papers and embossed with a Tim
Holtz wood grain embossing folder, picked some coordinating papers
and come up with the third card.  Below is the snippets I used
up on all three, anxious to play with the rest of them as they
are great for masculine cards:

Have a wonderful day!

A few fun challenges:
2nd card :
Allsorts week 784  6/14 
Die Cut Divas: Favorite shape - I like all shapes of dies, light house 
is one of my favorites  7/1
Mix It Up Challenge #71: Inlaid die cut option  6/15
Word Art Wednesday weeks 651-652  6/19

3rd card:
Can You Handle the Pressure: (optional-beach)  6/20

Sunday, June 2, 2024



I think I have found my mojo!  I ink blended the yellow and pink
Catherine Pooler inks.  I then used a Catherine Pooler stencil over it with
 the same colors.  Then I embossed it with with a butterfly embossing
folder.  The butterflies and sentiment are also Catherine Pooler's,
coloring with Copic markers.  

A few fun challenges:
Allsorts Challenge 783: option lots of layers 6/7
Alphabet Soup Challenge: E is for embossing 6/12
Winner's Badge
Word Art Wednesday Week 649-650  6/5

Monday, May 27, 2024

Beautiful Blooms Fun Fold



I have been in a creative lull, I like to design my own cards and
have just been without ideas.  I wanted to create today so I found
a fun fold card on Pintrest for my inspiration by Terri Gaines.
It was actually very simple to create and reasonably quick. I used
two embossing folders, one 3D and one regular on the white panels.
Coloring with Copics.  
A few fun challenges:
Winner's Badge