Friday, April 12, 2024

Happy Anniversary


I have not created or posted for awhile.  Hopefully I am out of
my slump.  For those that have been asking, I am 5 weeks out
from my hip recovery and am doing well.  Each day is a 
an improvement towards normal.

I was inspired yesterday by Jayce Gasper who appeared on a
live with Jennifer McGuire, it can be found here.  He is
a scientist and card maker and I learned so much from
him.  I also did the double embossing on my background.
The rose die is Altenew, I cut the cold layer and the
Happy Anniversary from scraps.  Base layers from
white and colored with distress oxides.  

A few fun challenges:
Addicted to stamps 465: Die cuts/stencil  4/16
Die Cut Diva's April 5/1
The Male Room (embossing) 5/1 

Friday, March 22, 2024

Golden Butterflies


I came across these aqua/gold scraps a few weeks ago and wanted to create 
with them.  I found come gold and vellum snippets to go with them.

I wanted each of them to be unique so browsed my die cuts and picked
out a few.  Did some layering and splattered metallic gold and aqua
paints on them. A few embellishments and I was happy with
my butterfly cards.  I've already mailed several as thank you's
for food and kindness given to me while recuperating from my
hip replacement surgery.    Thank you to my friends/followers
for their good wishes.  I am doing well and have my 3 week 
checkup next week.

A few fun challenges:  
First card:
NBUS #60  -Die on left side of card   4/1
 The Paper Funday -option die cuts  March 4/2

Friday, March 15, 2024

Happy St. Patrick's Day


 Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I am hooked on pocket cards.  So fun, easy and cute.  This was one of
my projects when going to Shirley's.    
This is a pre-scheduled post, I should be a week out from
 a hip replacement today.  Hopefully when I am off 
I will do some blog hopping but may not be leaving comments.
I hope to be back in my craft room and blogging soon. 
Recovery is going well, a few little things slowing
it down but improving every day.

A few fun challenges:

Monday, March 4, 2024

Walker Bag


My latest project, a walker bag. After knee or hip replacement you
need a walker for about 1 week then advance to a cane. They cost anywhere
from $16 on up and I was able to make this one for $3.00!  Having a 
walker bag enables you to be more independent like getting a drink 
                            for yourself. Many of my friends have had surgery and needed 
something like this.  I plan to make more.


Monday, February 26, 2024

St. Patricks Cards


 My projects at Shirley's were St. Patrick's Day cards.  One this one I brought
the die cut basket and shamrocks and we each did our own think
with arranging and the background.  Baskets and shamrocks
were cut out of snippets.   I was quite happy with these.

A few fun challenges:
First card:
Can You Handle the Pressure: Embossing twist of circles  3/6
MTTC #528 Create Your Own Background  3/7 
MTTC #528 Create Your Own Background  3/7 



Second card:
Simply Clean & Simple February  3/1

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Coffee, Cookies, Chocolate


  Had a wonderful visit with Glittered Paws (Shirley).  Had a overnight
visit as it is a bit of a drive and we like having 2 days of
crafting, visiting, eating.  Was a wonderful time, and a nice get
away.   The above cards are all Stampin Up and her card projects.  
More posts from out get together to come!

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Valentine's Day

 Happy Valentine's Day!

Dear hubby's Valentine Cards.   Wishing you all a special day. The
2nd card was made from snippets.

A few fun challenges:

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Valentine ATC's

 I thought ATC Valentines would be perfect for some little ones
 and friends in my life.

This is just a few of the ones I made.  I pulled out all my Lawn Fawn
sets and so many of them were perfect for Valentines Day. I did a bit of 
ink blending, stenciling and coloring.  I enjoyed making
these cute little cards. And the best part, I used all scraps (Snippets)
to make them.

A few fun challenges:
Allsorts Challenge #766 -stencil, green, red - Fox ATC 2/10

Creative Knockouts #514 Valentines  2/15
The Paper Shelter #581-Begins with F (Fox) 2/7

Friday, January 26, 2024

Happy Birthday Fun Fold



I am still here and still crafting.  Several projects are in process.
I took a break yesterday to make this fun fold card
  for a dear friend for her birthday. I was inspired
by the this tutorial. All supplies are from
Stampin' Up.  

A few fun challenges:

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Pocket cards





I found this delightful quick fun fold card on Karen Titus's blog, you can
find directions here.   I made up a bunch of these to send to cancer patients
at Chemoangels and used up a couple of paper packs in the 
process.  I think these will  brighten their day.

A few fun challenges:
Die Cut Diva's:  Old paper packs  2/1