Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Crafting with my granddaughter

 Another card making session with my granddaughter.


 So much fun to craft with my granddaughter. We went through 5 paper packs
before she found the one she wanted.  No hesitancy on the paper for
embellishing or which die cuts to pick.  The placement was all hers, a little 
help on arranging "mom"  I think we have talent here!

Friday, May 20, 2022

Happy Birthday Stash

 I've been building up my stash of children's cards and since it is a raining
dreary day I mad this one to play along with a few fun challenges.  I already
had the image colored and die cut on my table and was waiting for 
inspiration from a sketch.

A few fun challenges:

Monday, May 16, 2022


 Mid-month already so time for another card post for Jan's Digi Stamps:

Isn't this kitten adorable?  After coloring him with Copic markers, I cut this
image out on my Scan N Cut.  I stamp Happy Birthday (from Jan's other
release this month The Aviator) die cut it.  After corner punching my papers
and adding gems to the center of some flowers my card was complete.
You still have 2 weeks to join Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge -we would love to see 
your creations - anything goes!

A few fun challenges:

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Stamping Get Together



Here is a collection of cards made at a get together with friends last week.  Hosted

Monday, May 2, 2022

JDS-The Aviator

 It's a new month and two new releases at Jan's Digital Stamps, today I am sharing
my card made with The Aviator.

This set comes with numerous blake & white, and colored images, and lots
of sentiments. I thought this would make a good Father's Day card.

To join the challenge and see my teammates beautiful designs go to:
A few fun challenges:

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Crafting with my granddaughter


My granddaughter that lives in town likes to spend time with me in my craft
room.  Above is the card she made her daddy (my oldest son) for his birthday.
I went thru a paper pack and she picked out a paper.  Then I brought out my
ready to go die cuts and she picked 3 stars and a burlap heart,  grandma 
guided her to a brown happy birthday.  She did the gluing with a bit
of help.

A few fun challenges:
Snippets playground #426 5/1 -all dies are snippets
Word Art Wednesday 539-540 4/27

Monday, April 18, 2022

JDS-Wedding Magnolias

     It is mid-month at Jan's Digital Stamp Challenge. and as promised I have
a card made with her Wedding Magnolias.  

I made a 5x7 card on a linen paper.  I kept it very simple letting the image
and coloring be my focal point.  I used one of my most used die sets Nesting Lace Ovals
 by Quick Cuts and oval dies by Stampin Up. Simple and elegant.
I hope you will check out the challenge site and see teammates lovely designs 
and join the challenge  at Jan's Digital Stamp Challenge blog -Anything Goes.

A few fun challenges:
A Place to Start #042022: Optional: Keep it Simple 5/1
As you like it Challenge: Favorite(floral or cute) and why-floral-it can be elegant or simple and is fun to color  4/28

Monday, April 4, 2022

JDS-Best Wishes

It's the first Monday of the month so it is new release time at Jan's Digi
Stamp shop and time for a new monthly challenge at Jan's Digital Stamp 

 I adore both of her new releases and played with both as soon as I got them.  
this one is Best Wishes.   I moved the sentiment on to the envelope before
I printed the image.  The stencil is Doily by Deco Art and has been in my
ever growing NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff) pile and I thought it went 
well with this image. I used a yellow gel pen around the flower centers but it 
is difficult to see here.    In two weeks I will show my card made with the other 
new set Wedding Magnolias.  

You can see my teammates beautiful designs and join the challenge

A few fun challenges:
CAS  on Sunday #228 Stencil 4/13
NBUS Challenge #37 (stencil and digi)  5/1

Friday, April 1, 2022

Butterfly Wishes


  I have been saving this piece of beautiful 12 x 12 pattern paper and am now 
using and enjoying more of my patterned paper and specialty cardstock.  I thought
this would be perfect for a latch fold card.  I followed the directions at the
Butterfly Challenge. I added a sentiment from a new set I got from
Unity Stamp company, added gold splatters, added ink to a butterfly and
floral vellum snippet sitting on my desk, a bit of lace anda few sparkly gems 
and Wink of Stella on the outside butterfly and it was complete.
A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge # 168: Latch Fold card +Lake blue+ Pink +Lace+ butterfly 4/5
Word Art Wednesday  Week 537-538  4/13
Scor-pal April  5/10

Monday, March 28, 2022

50th Anniversary


I've not had a lot of crafting time lately but I did want to
make a special card for myy husband's sister and her husband  who
are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in April. 
   I started witha framed embossing folder and gold card stock..  I used a 
shimmery white card stock for my base and the
 heart cut from a die by Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The vellum die cuts 
are a die set by Stampin Up and the vellum has
gold specks in it- I have been using this pack for ages.

A few fun challenges:

Monday, March 21, 2022

JDS-Easter Jonquils

 It is mid-month at Jan's Digital Stamp Challenge!  This month has flown by.

 I started by coloring Easter Jonquils with Copic Markers and cutting it out on my
 Scan n Cut, stamping one of the greetings from the set: Easter 
Blessing on Vellum.  Next I stenciled Catherine Pooler's Loop Braid
stencil, then I put Tim Holtz's Dot Fade stencil directly on top of it and
stenciled with a slightly darker ink.  The look you get using two stencils 
is such a wow factor.  You can go soft like I did or more vivid, 
depending on your image and the look you want to achieve.

You can join the Anything Goes challenge, see the 3 new releases and what
my talented teammates have made at Jan's Digital Stamp Shop and Challenge.
A few fun challenges:


Monday, March 7, 2022

JDS-Song of Spring

 Another month has flown by too fast, although that does mean it is time for another 
fun challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

 I used Sing a Song of Spring one of Jan's 3 new March releases and made a
fun fold card.  I do not know if this fold has a name.  I colored with 
Prismacolor pencils, and the patterned paper is snippets of Basic Gray
that I still have in my stash from my days with The Angel Company.

You can join the Anything Goes challenge, see the 3 new releases and what
my talented teammates have made at Jan's Digital Stamp Shop and Challenge.
A few fun challenges:

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Just Because


Another one of my bargain stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Waves, 
which I paired with Stampin Up's High Tide.  I used some
Snippets of paper from a paper pack from MME that is almost 
used up. This stamp was a lot of fun to use, I made several cards
while I was at it.  This one went to a dear friend for a 
special reason.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

A few fun challenges:

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Fluttering by with thank you wishes


I got quite a bargin at Hobby Lobby the other day ago,  I found a clearance
sale on dies, stamps etc,  I bought 10 dies sets, stamp/die sets, and stamp 
sets and spent $33 dollars -yes $33 dollars.  The Momenta stamp above was
$1.99 and I had to buy it for Mrs. A's Butterfly challenge, and because I liked it!
I embossed it using  black Versaclair ink and clear embossing powder.  I colored
it with Copics.  I added some Wink of Stella,  gold Sakura gel pen and white
gelly roll-these show up more in real life.  Heartfelt Thanks is a sentiment/die
set by Spellbinders.

My mom's neighbor has been very good to them and I wanted to make a card to let 
her know how much we all appreciate her.  She has several beautiful
gardens so I thought this image was perfect for her.

I made this card with the following challenges in mind:
Allsorts Challenge 665: Hand Coloring  3/3
Butterfly Challenge #67-2 colors & butterfly:Bondi blue, Bougain billea  3/16

Monday, February 21, 2022

JDS-Traces of Spring

   Can you believe it is already almost the end of February and mid month

This is Jan's other new digi set this month, Traces of Spring.  I 
colored this up with Copics,  added an ombre patterned paper,
die cut my image and some cute little butterflies, added coordinating 
patterned paper and that was it. Of course, Jan has a 
colored version and sentiments in the set also.

You can view this set and Jan's Digital Stamps here, and my
teammates beautiful designs here.

Thanks for visiting:

A few fun challenges:
Top Picks

Friday, February 18, 2022

Embossed anniversary


I saw a challenge for using embossing folders and have seen video's on
inking your embossing folder and then embossing your card stock and
thought I would try this.  Well, mine did not turn out like in the video's.
I ended up smooshing a piece of card stock and then embossing it.  I added
a stamped Happy Anniversary,  punched some hearts in the corners,
added some layers and this is what I came up with.

Okay, if you insist here are the tries of inking the embossing folders:

I may find a use for these but most likely not.  If you have any tips for 
me feel free to share.


Monday, February 14, 2022

Heart Day

 A couple cards I sent out recently that are fitting for Valentine's Day today.
Both use Lawn Fawn's LoveYou Ton's cute little set and Heart stencil by
Pink & Main,  after I stencilled the first card, I spritzed the stencil
lightly with water and pressed it on another piece of card stock and
got the background on the second card.

Happy Valentine's Day to all!

A few fun challenges:

Friday, February 11, 2022

Sympathy Card

 I sent this sweet little dog card (Impression Obsession) to a friend who recently
lost her dearly loved dog.  I used a heart stencil by Pink & Main and used
rainbow colors since he crossed the rainbow bridge.  I tried to focus on
the love he brought to their lives.


Monday, February 7, 2022

JDS-Spring Tiger Lilies

 Time for a new challenge at  Jan's Digi Stamps.

Jan has two new spring floral sets available!  I colored Spring Tiger Lillies
 with Copics  and then added highlights and shading with Faber-Castell pencils.
 Background strip of paper is Honey Bee Team Tie die attached prior to dry embossing. 
A couple die cuts and a bit of sparkle:

   I will be using Jan's other new set mid month.  Her challenge is Anything 
Goes and you can see what my team mates have created and
join here.
A few fun challenges: 
Die Cut Diva's -angles 3/1




Saturday, February 5, 2022

Valentine ATC's


I had some fun making Valentine ATC's for some special little ones,  it
has been quite awhile since I made ATC's and really enjoyed the process.
Animals from Your Next Stamp and Lawn Fawn, candy hearts are an
old set from Stampin Up, and heart dies are Pink & Main, Crafters
Square (Dollar Tree) and one I made from a die I had.  I have several 
other cards that I can not share yet as we had 12" of snow this week
in Missouri and the mailman has been here for 3 days to pick them
up from the mailbox.  Once they reach the recipients I will
share them.

Have a wonderful weekend!
A few fun challenges:
Die Cut Diva's -angles 3/1 

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Caring Thoughts/Snippets

 Some snippet  cards:

I was running low on cards for special requests for cancer patients having
an especially rough time (through Chemo Angels)  and I found this set
of colored note cards and decided they would be bright and cheery for
this purpose.  
I pulled out 6x6 paper pads that are almost used up
and grabbed snippets from them to match.  I then got scraps from
my shimmer zip lock bag and die cut the ivory and white lacy pieces
with a die from Spellbinders and stamped it with a sentiment from
the same set.  I then went through my white and scraps, and then my
colored scraps to finish the remaining cards.  
Every January I try to use up more from my room.  I really need to clear out 
and donate quite a bit. I do have one large pile of papers to donate 
and hopefully more to follow.

A few fun challenges:
 Festive Friday Challenge #FF0101: Green, Brown, Masculine  2/1

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Happy Birthday

 My husbands birthday card. Nothing super fancy.  We both love the
water, boating and all things nautical so I pulled out a new paper pack
 Sea & Shore by Hackney & Co.  I cut this MFT Happy Birthday die
6 times and glued them together putting an acetate circle below the top
layer.  Silver and iridescent sequins inside.  I had never made him a
shaker card before.  He was very happy with his card and the day
we spent celebrating.

Thanks for stopping by.

A few fun challenges:

Friday, January 21, 2022

Triple Point Fold Card

I had so much fun making this Triple Point Fold card, it looks complicated, yet
is quite easy following the instructions at the Butterfly Challenge.  I enjoy
fun folds and this one did not disappoint.

Another view:

A few fun challenges: