Monday, December 25, 2023

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas, wishing you a peace and joy filled
Thank you to all my followers and visitors for 
your comments and support this past year.


Sunday, December 17, 2023

Peaceful Christmas

Sharing another Christmas card today.  I blended the background
with Oxide inks, splattered white paint for snow.  Added a snow 
hill and my snowman colored with Copics.  This card just makes
me smile, I'll be making a few more similar ones next year. 

A few fun challenges:

Friday, December 8, 2023

Rainy Day

 I have had this Avery Elle, Look for Raindrops, stamp set for over a year
and finally inked it up to make a get well card for a friend that had
a knee replacement.  I am trying to work my way through those never
before used items in my stash!

A few fun challenges:

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Christmas card

 Time to start showing the Christmas cards I have made this year.  I had
a lot from last year events and kits so I did not have to make many,  my
stash is all used up now so I've ordered a few new things to
start on next year!!

I used the poinsettia from a pillow box die set I have,
it is hidden on my crafting table at the moment, I
can add the company when I find it.  The Noel is
Tim Holtz and the gold leaves are Fiddly Leaves
by Simon Says Stamp (one of my most used dies).
I made a few  versions of this card, all a bit 

A few fun challenges:
Die Cut Diva's-Holidays  12/1
Word Art Wednesday Week 623-624  12/6

Monday, November 20, 2023

JDS-New Year

  It's mid month at the monthly challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

 This New Year set is a new release.  I cut it on my
Scan N Cut and cut an extra had and horn for dimension.
Colored with Copics.  For the background I use a 
stencil that has been in my stash but not used yet, Warp Speed
by Altenew-it will be seeing a lot of ink now! Sentiment and its
layer are die cut.

Some sad and happy news.  The owners of Jan's Digi
Stamps are retiring.  We will miss their beautiful
digi's.  You may want to stock up with the current sale.
Jan's Etsy shop will remain open.

A few fun challenges:
Allsorts week 755: ATG  11/24 
Die Cut Diva's November - All about the holidays 1/1
Word Art Wednesday Weeks 621-622 11/22

Monday, November 6, 2023


 It's a new month so time for new releases and a new monthly

 challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

Grab this free digital image, Ornaments,  before the end of the year
 as a gift from Jan. I printed it on vellum and white card stock, I
colored the ornaments on the white layer with Stampin Blends 
and them colored the snowflakes and ornament hooks with
a silver Gelly Pen for sparkle. I die cut several stitched
layers for dimension and interest.  Be sure to
grab this free digi.
A few fun challenges:
Die Cut Diva's -November: Holidays  12/1

Monday, October 30, 2023



 Looks like a simple card but take it into the dark and
the ghosts glow.  Note easy to capture on camera
but you get the idea below:

I did not have a ghost die so I used part of a penguin
die from Spellbinders and cut the feet off.  I used
Wow glow in the dark embossing powder on the

A few fun challenges:

Monday, October 23, 2023



Sharing a clean and simple card I made for my grandsons baptism. 
Image by Unity stamps.
A few fun challenges:


Monday, October 16, 2023

JDS-Harvest Blessings

  It's mid month at the monthly challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

 Harvest Blessings had some beautiful images but this "bless
your home and family" image struck me.  I printed it on
vellum and white card stock, coloring  on the card stock
one.  Die cut both after gluing together with a circle 
die and cut some leaves with Simon Says Stamp
Fiddly Leaves.  The background is a jelly plate paper
I had in my stash from a previous play.

A few fun challenges:
Aud Sentiments #306-Fall/Thanksgiving & Sentiment  10/28
Die Cut Diva's-October- Die cut layered on another die cut   11/1
Tic Tac Toe 10/20 Middle row across

Monday, October 2, 2023

Snippet card

 This is my second post today.

Dry embossed panel I cut my snippet from:

I got this darling set from a friend of mine for no reason.  I have seen a
lot of darling cards made with it, and I just had to make her a thank 
you card with it.  I had a scrap (snippet) of an inked dry 
embossed panel that I did not like but thought would make a
good die cut chair.
A few fun challenges:
Can You Handle the Pressure  (optional bee hive) 10/12

JDS-Candy Cane

 It's a new month so new images at Jan's Digital Stamp store


My card is made with Candy Cane. I cut this image out on my
Scan n Cut and colored with Copic markers.  Used a newish
die cut, patterned paper to match my kraft card stock, a few
gems and a sticker Merry Christmas to finish off. 

I hope you will join in the challenge and check out the cards my
talented teammates have made.

A few fun challenges:
Allsorts Week 748: ATG or Autumn trees, Leaves and Berries  10/7
Word Art Wednesday Week 615-616 10/11

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Gnome Birthday Wishes



This card is for a good friend that I met online and have 
been lucky enough to meet up with a a Stamping 
Convention.  Gnome and front sentiment are from
Technique Junkies, die cuts by Lawn Fawn and Stampin Up, 
papers from Stampin Up, and inside sentiment by IO. 
I added Wink of Stella to the hat, and added Sakura gel pen
 and white gel pen accents to the patterned paper.   I added
 a wobble element to the gnome for fun.
A few fun challenges:
Color Dare #566  
Die Cut Diva's September ATG 10/1
Word Art Wednesday #615-616  10/11

Monday, September 25, 2023

Snippet card



I got a new die from Simon Says stamp, Circle of Leaves, and can see
so many ways to use it. I had to play with it right away but am just now
posting the cards I made.  I went to my container of backgrounds
for these cards.

I am entering the first card in:

Monday, September 18, 2023

JDS-Free Merry Christmas and Candy Cane

 It's mid month at the monthly challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.


 I thought this free Merry Christmas would be perfect for a
shaker card.  I added the Holly from Mrs. Teddy Bear.  I cut 5 layers 
of my  frame versus using foam tape-I think this gives a nicer
 look even  though it is more time consuming.  Sequins 
from my stash. 

MLCC #52 10/15 


Monday, September 4, 2023

Pumpkin Pie

It's a new month so time for new releases and a new monthly
challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

I had so much fun making this card.  I used the new set
Pumpkin Pie, ( part of the Fall sale) papers by Stampin Up.  
This was the easiest fun  fold I have ever made. I cut two colored 
panels 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches.  White card stock is 4 by 11 1/2 inches 
and scored at2" and 6 1/2 ", fold and set closed on the back panel,  
glue the back panel then fold and put glue on the smallest panel, 
keeping it closed and set the front panel on top to line up with
the back panel.  Design your card either vertical or horizontal.
That's it-so easy!
A few fun challenges: 

NBUS #54  10/1



Friday, September 1, 2023

Fun fold card for Creative Creases

 I am excited to be guest designing at Creative Creases today.  Here is 
my fun fold card:



Held flat:

Trying to show the shimmer:

All supplies are from Stampin Up except the inside birthday sentiment
 (from a magazine)  and the Lawn Fawn die used for the Happy Birthday.

Cut base card stock to 10 1/2' by 5 1/4", scor at 1 5/8  and 3 3/4, flip
card stock and repeat.  Layers are:
Inside: 3 x 4 1/4 (colored card stock) and 2 3/4 x 4 (white card stock)
Front right:  2 1/2 x 4 3/4 x (colored card stock) and 2 1/2 x 4/1/2 (patterned paper)
Front left: 2 3/4 x 4 3/4  (colored card stock) and 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 (patterned paper)
Flowers are cut from the same card stock that I used and backed with
card stock for stability and dimension.  Wink of Stella applied for 

A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #186 9/4-Gatefold, Design paper, Stamps
Challenge Badges
Die Cut Diva's -September  10/1
Seize the Birthday -Anything Goes  9/6

Monday, August 21, 2023

JDS - Dog Days of Summer


 My card features: Dog Days of Summer and Happy Birthday from 
Fall Berries set.  He/she is colored with Copics, white gel pen
used on the glasses and finished with a paw brad.

Join the Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win free
digi sets and check out the freebie section of Jan's

A few fun challenges:
AAA Birthday #52  9/1 

Tic Tac Toe Challenge 222: middle row :middle row down 8/25

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Stamping Get Together

 Had a great time crafting and visiting with my good friend, 
Shirley this week.  We both brought project or 
techniques and made them.

Shirley's designs:

Fractured Technique
                                                                                                                                                                    My cards:
Inspired by Justine Hover

 Faux embossing
Combined card:

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.