Wednesday, September 21, 2022

JDS-Autumn Leaves

  Time for another challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.  I went with Autumn Leaves 
this week,  it has a lot of lovely images but I was drawn to the
sentiment below which is one of my favorite:
I made a notepad holder that highlighted the sentiment, I used
a fallish patterned paper and printed the sentiment on
vellum and quickly covered it with Trandescent Embossing
powder.  I added some adhesives for decoration.

Anything Goes at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge, so join in the month long challenge 
and take a look at the beautiful cards my teammates have made. 

 A few fun challenges:

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Welcome Baby


I had both of these cards made and ready to go weeks ago awaiting the birth
of our newest grandchild and got to use one last week.  I made the letters on
my Scan N Cut cutting out several layers, the block die is a nesting
eyelet die with the center cut out and is also a few layers.  Hello baby 
is a Stampin Up sentiment.  Patterned papers by Bo Bunny.  I used the
top card for our new grandson!

A few fun challenges:

Monday, September 5, 2022

JDS, Fresh from the Farm


  I went with Jan's pre-printed images from her Fresh From the 
Farm set and arranged several of them on the computer
before printing.  I cut them out with my Scan N Cut.  I cut
the sentiment out with  a die.  I layered two coordinating
patterned papers by Photo Play: Mad Plaid Fall and
then embossed them together for the look above.
Anything Goes at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge, so join in the month long challenge 
and take a look at the beautiful cards my teammates have made. 
A few fun challenges:
Die Cut Diva's: ATG/Autumn  10/1
TTC177: Vertical Yellow, Leaves, Pumpkin 9/8
Sunday Stamps SSC 291 Autumn Rays  9/16
The Four Seasons Challenge: September ATG Fall 10/1

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Tuxedo Card


I made my first Tuxedo card for a dear friends birthday.  I was quite happy
with how it turned out.  I gave cutting it out one try and called my hubby 
to take over for me.  I may try it again for someone very special but it
was one of the more complicated fun folds I have made. Papers are
by stamping up.  Flowers by MFT, Mouse and sentiments  
by Lawn Fawn. Unsure who the happy birthday die is by.

A few fun challenges:

Monday, August 15, 2022

JDS-Crafty Friends


 Time for a new challenge at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge. I am using
Crafty Friends and have created a fun shaker card.

Background is stenciled with Catherine Pooler's Loop Braid 
stencil.  My shaker is created with numerous die cuts of
Stitched Circles by Lawn Fawn glued together with
acetate below the top layer.  Miscellaneous sequins
from my stash.  Images colored with Copics. 

Join the challenge and see what my talented team mates have created here.
A few fun challenges:
Allsorts Challenge week 688/689 ATG-option create your own background  8/20
Cut It Up Challenge #258 -It's All About Me 8/25
Di's Digi Challenge: Die Cuts 8/20
Time Out Challenge 220-Make your own background 8/25

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Summer Sampler


I did a summer sampler swap with 8 talented ladies and just got
it hung on the wall, it was on a shelf but I wanted it displayed where
it was more visible.   Mine is the flower with the lady bugs. The 
talented ladies that have blogs are: Patti, Shirley, Vicki and
Sally.  I'm looking forward to our fall and winter swap.

Have a good day!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Spanner Panel Card

 Mrs. A has a fun tutorial on her challenge this month for a  Spanner  Panel
Card and I just had to try this new to me fun fold. 



First opening:

 Completely open:


The directions were actually quite easy to follow, just took a little time. I had this panel 
already colored and in my snippet pile for years and it fit the colors for the 
challenge. I added patterned paper from Honey Bee -pretty close to a stripe, and
it matched my image,  a few die cuts and it is complete, just waiting for the
perfect sentiment when I am ready to mail it.

A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #171: All of the wheel
Scor-Pal 9/10

Monday, August 1, 2022

JDS, Angels Heard on High


 Time for a new challenge at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge. I am using one
of Jan's two new releases this month,
Angels Heard on High and have created a window card. The
patterned paper is Paper Studio's and has been in my
stash for quite awhile.

May be a cartoon of 1 person and text 

Join the challenge and see what my talented team mates have created here.
A few fun challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge-New is for New, O is for Old: New digi, old patterned paper 8/6 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Sew Special



 This is a birthday card I made for my one of my daughter-in-law back's in May, 
it is aW-fold card.  She is amazing a sewing so I thought this theme was
fitting for her. Each spool of thread was stamp in the color I choose,
and them stamped in Versamark so I could clear emboss them.

A few fun challenges:

Monday, July 18, 2022


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


 I used Jan's other new release this month, Believe.  Below you can
see the fold and the inside better:

To join the challenge and see the great designs of my teammates:
 Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge -we would love to see 
your creations - anything goes!

A few fun challenges:
ABC Christmas: N for New O for Old (New digi, Old papers) 8/1

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Thank you


I sent these cards to two fellow design team members who helped me 
with recent design team blog access that took a lot of time.  They
were both made with Stamplorations Bold Florals Stencil, the bottom
one I stenciled, then I misted the stencil with water and got the
impression on the top card.

Thank you again, Donna and Donna.

Monday, July 4, 2022

JDS- Annual Free Set: Ornaments

 Happy 4th of July to those that celebrate!  And yes, I know I am posting a

Christmas card today, today is the release at Jan's Digital Stamps of her annual

free Ornament set and I did not want you to miss it! 


 I chose to make an diamond fold card, the first picture is with it open and the second
shows how it folds flat for mailing.  It is colored with Copics.  Papers have been in my
stash forever and are from K & Company. Pictures and tutorials are all over
Pintrest, this is the one I found to have the easiest to follow instructions:
Anything Goes at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge, so join in the month long challenge 
and take a look at the beautiful cards my teammates have made. 
A few fun challenges:

Friday, July 1, 2022

Happy independence Day

 Happy Independence Day to those that celebrate!  

These images are both from Jan's Digital Stamps, the sentiments on the
top one is computer generated and was sent to friends of ours and
the one below it is for my dad's birthday!  

This is one of two posts today.

A few fun challenges:

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Creative Creases Guest Design

 Today I am Guest Designing at Creative Creases. It is Anything Goes
with a fun fold!

I choose to make a W-fold card.  The magic on this card is on the inside. It is
very simple and fun to make!   I choose a Stampin Up hostess set from last
year - these lady bugs are so cute!  Papers (except the grass) are
 all Stampin Up also.   
Take at look and play along with this fun challenge.
A few fun challenges:

Monday, June 20, 2022

JDS-Star Spangled Banner

 It is mid month at Jan's Digi Stamp challenge!

Above is another new release Star Spangled Banner!
 I started by printing the precolored version of Star Spangled Banner on
my Scan N Cut, I adjusted the size up to cut a red layer and then up
again for a blue layer.    I then cut snippets of card stock and patterned paper 
for layers and embossed all of them with a star embossing folder.  I printed 
one of the sentiments in the set, die cut and layered it, adding
a star embellishment.

   You can join the challenge here, and check out the store here.  I hope you share 
your anything goes creations with us.

Thanks for visiting.

A few fun challenges:

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Tweet news.


A cute and simple card I made with Lawn Fawn's Tweet News set.  my image
is embossed and then colored with Copic markers.  Clouds are stenciled. 
This set has a lot of cute sentiments with it. 

A few fun challenges:

Monday, June 6, 2022

JDS - The Good Life


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 am creating with one of her new June releases The Good Life.  I went with
the pre-colored version as she colored the denim overalls so beautifully. The patterned
paper is Sea & Shore by Hackney & Co,  I got this great nautical pack at a little
stamping store in a small town, Kimswick, MO.  The top of the background is
splattered with red and blue paints. Die cuts by Stamp In Up.

Check out my design team great creations and join the challenge at:
A few fun challenges:

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Snippet Session

   It was time to empty out some of my snippet (scrap) box as the
top would not close.  I made a dozen quick cards to add to my
cards for cancer patients.  Everything except the card bases came
from my box.  Some of the card bases had been sitting around
in a scrap pile for years also. Once I stamped the Stamp In Up's
Natures Prints flower and sentiment on the bottom left card (it was
already oval blended) I found every die cut in the box that it would fit
on! Flowers and butterflies were cut from scraps.

A few fun challenges:

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: