Friday, December 23, 2022

Merry Christmas


First I wanted to wish all my followers and any visitors a very
Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year.

I made this card with a Spellbinders Parcel and Post die set, a
dear friend just gave me. Isn't it a cute set?  The Noel die was 
from a Tim Holtz set.  This will go to our mail women who
is always so cheerful and upbeat.

Again, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A few fun challenges:
Die Cut Diva's December -Christmas 1/3

Monday, December 12, 2022

Poinsettia Arrangement

I got this little Hero Art's Poinsettia Arrangement set at Hobby Lobby for under
$4 and thought it made some nice cards.  The greenery is from Tim Holtz  Garden
Greens die set and the background dies are Gina Marie.  I used snippets for the 
flowers, greenery and sentiments

I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season, thanks for taking the time to 
visit today!

A few fun challenges:
Allsorts Challenge week 706 12/17


Thursday, December 1, 2022

Advent Calendar


This is the Advent Calendar I made for my grand kids.  The basic box was
from Hobby Lobby.  I decorated it with patterned paper, numbers I typed
on the computer and a bow.  Each box has a sentiment-computer generated
or stamped, or a game, or activity on it, candy, a trinket or a sunshine sticker
 indicating to pick a git out of the bag.  I think  they will enjoy this.

A few fun challenges:
Winner Badge

Friday, November 25, 2022

Snippet Christmas cards


I made 7 snippet cards for some friends I will see at a party next Friday.  The navy
card stock for the manger was from the back of a program for 5 of them and two
pieces form one of my snippet baskets.  The simmer backgrounds were from my
shimmer snippet zip lock bag. 

A few fun challenges:

Monday, November 21, 2022

Fall Berries - JDS

 Time for the mid-Month challenge at Jan's Digital stamps:

I used the new Fall Berries set.  I arranged 7 of the candles and then
arranged the Happy Birthday sentiment to fit inside the candles.  Coloring
is with Copics and Wink of Stella on the flames.  The multi color
card layer is done with Distress Oxide sprays.  Brad and ribbon has
been in my stash for ages, I thought it added a bit of fun.

You can join in Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge (Anything Goes) and see 
what my teammates have created here.
Remember to grab Jan's gift of the free ornament set  pictured below:
Ornaments FREE- 2022
A few fun challenges:


Monday, November 7, 2022

JDS, Red Cardinals

 Already November and time for another monthly challenge at Jan's Dig Stamp


  I am using one of her new stamp sets this month Red Cardinals.  Papers are
Winterberry from Hobby Lobby and the Noel  Die is  Tim Holtz.  I hope this
starts to put you in the holiday mood!

I had a fun day back in October, Jan of Jan's Digi Stamp's and her
husband Dick were visiting not to far from where I live so we
got to meet up for a visit on a beautiful fall day.  Amazing

A few fun challenges:
Die Cut Diva's: ATG November  12/1 


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Bear Christmas

A few Christmas cards I made awhile back that I just added the sentiments
to.  I got the Spellbinders die from Hobby Lobby on a large clearance. 
Sentiments are Lawn Fawn. Bears are my favorite animal, so there
are many bear stamps in my collection.

A few fun challenges:

Monday, October 24, 2022

Fluttering by

 This is my 2nd post today.

I had time today to just sit and play.  I knew I wanted to test out my new
Tim Holtz Distress pencils so went into that huge contained of
already stamped images and found one with a butterfly and played.
I found I liked the method of taking the water brush to the
pencil the best.  I did not use watercolor paper which is
supposed to be the best and look forward to trying that. I then
went to Sketch Saturday and pulled out one of my snippet boxes. I added
a bit of stenciling to tie it together for some of my favorite challenges
that I have neglected lately.  

A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge # 174: #1 Butterfly & 4 colors: Cyan, Chartreuse, Canary, Chili red 10/25
Snippets Playground #439 : all snippets except card base 10/29

Birthday card


Celebrated our granddaughters 3rd birthday this weekend. I made this
card for her using MFT's Beautiful Girl set, My Mind's Eye paper, frame
die by Pawsitively. Was a fun day celebrating and visiting with people
we don't get to see very often.

Monday, October 17, 2022

JDS-Winter Snowbirds

 Mid month at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge.

I used another of Jan's new releases this month, Winter snowbirds.  I went
with the pre-colored version and added some personal touches with
Wink of Stella, white gel pen and Sakura glitter pen. Sentiment and
image die cut and layered with StampIn Up dies, doily die by
Quick Kutz, and patterned paper by the Paper Studio.  

Check out the challenge an the creations of the design team here.

 A few fun challenges:


Friday, October 14, 2022

Hello There


Hello There! I am excited to be Guest Designing at Creative Creases challenge
again for Debbie Mageed doing one of my favorite things - a fun fold card!
This is a Diagonal Joy fold card and was so much fun to make.  I used all
Stampin Up products so everything coordinated easily and perfectly.

A few fun challenges: