Sunday, January 22, 2023




Finally came up with an idea for my husbands birthday card.  I pulled out an
oldy but goodie scene stamp by Santa Rosa, embossed it in black and colored it 
 with Copic markers.  I die cut layers, dry embossed the base of my
card and added an embossed Happy Birthday from Unity.  I
picked this image as we will be going hiking in the mountains
 next month, I think he will be pleased.

A few fun challenges:

Monday, January 16, 2023

Happy Birthday

 This is my second post today.

I made this card for a dear friends birthday.  It is a four panel card and you can
find the directions here.   I have had this background paper in my stash
for many years (probally 15-20) and decided it was time to use it, it reminds
me of Monet's style of painting.  I used die cuts from numerous stamp
companies to compliment the paper. 

If you would like to wish Diane a happy birthday, her blog is:

A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #176: All Elements  1/24


JDS -Sweethearts

 This is one of two posts today.
Time for another challenge at Jan's Digital Stamps. I am using the second
of her two new releases this month: Sweethearts. 


 I wanted something other than a card and envisioned a heart hanger. I 
found this rust colored Amuse heart paper and after googling 
 vintage colors, I colored this sweet image.   I used heart dies by
Elizabeth Craft Designs and Nellie, and some stitched rectangle dies.
Ribbon and gold cording was in my stash.


It is mid month in Jan's Anything Goes Challenge.  Join in and also
see what my talented teammates have made!

A few fun challenges:

Saturday, January 14, 2023

There for you

I saw several of my favorite challenges with fun themes and decided to
combine the themes into one card. I started out with the snippets from
a card that will be on my blog Monday and a sketch and then added
the other themes in as I came up with my design.

Butterfly Challenge:  1)Butterflies and at least 2 colors (used all 4)  1/24
Can You Handle The Pressure  option dots1/24
Allsorts Challenge  ATG option blues1/27

Friday, January 6, 2023

Masculine Cards

  I am always in need of masculine cards especially for birthdays. I spotted a
great sale at Hobby Lobby and decided to use some of my purchases
instead of putting them in my waiting to use box.  I started by
selecting some  masculine color backgrounds from my stash:

I then embossed them with two of my new dies and used
my Happy Birthday die, all three purchased for under $4.00. I
used as many snippets as I could.

From my die cut holder:

Pulled this die out for variety:

 It is nice to have a little masculine stash.  Do you have a favorite? I like
the one where I die cut the background and the bottom two.

A few fun challenges:

Monday, January 2, 2023

JDS-Lovin Lily of the Valley

 Happy 2023 everyone! I hope the New Year finds you happy and healthy. 

I am back with Jan's Digi Stamps design team after a month off for the holidays.
I created this fun fold card (inspired by a friend Cheryl) using this month's new
release Lovin' Lily of the Valley and a Happy Birthday from another

Check out the lovely designs by my teammates and join the anything
goes challenge at Jan's Digi Challenge Blog.

A few fun challenges: