Royal Peacock

Each month I participate in a Faith Based challenge. This month the verse selected was from me. I chose the verse Psalm 91:4 which is about God taking care of each of us. The verse talks about Him covering us with His feathers, so of course feathers was a main image.

I found the verse printable at this site:

The peacock and feathers are from Stampin’Up Royal Peacock (retired). This is the first time I actually inked and used the dies. I have had it for several months, but never used it so was excited to create with it. I used DCWV foil papers for the background and feathers. The background is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I just saw Buddy Bonnie’s card and noticed the verses have a similar thought, so that prompted me to finally get this card posted.

SheetLoad of Cards January

I have been watching “call me Crafty Al” for a while on YouTube. I will link her January playlist:

I made two cards with her January sketch using 6 X 6 paper from Gina K Designs.


Here is card number two:


Al shows her process and give instruction through her videos. At the end of the first video, you can download her sketch. This was my first time creating from her sketch. I may do this again using 12 X 12 sheets of paper, which is what her cutting layouts are based on. I have an abundance of 6 X 6, so I pulled out a few sheets, found coordinating cardstock and created two cards. I enjoyed the process as it was different. Thanks for looking!

MSC Dragonfly Birthday

The following card was created for the Mod Squad Fly Away challenge.

I used two Gina K Designs stamp sets in completing this card. The dragonfly is from Theresa Momber’s The Wetlands 2 and the frame is from Melanie Muenchinger’s Fabulous Rose Frame. I followed an idea from Melanie’s blog and YouTube channel. I used my Misti, forgetting to stamp two frames before removing my stamp. I tried lining the stamps up, and was close but not perfect. This is a live and learn process and decided it would work and I could send it. I added a dragonfly to give a bit more dimension to the wings. I enjoyed making the card and my husband likes it.

Don’t Monkey Around

This My Monthly Hero Kit from June 2019 is new to me. I got it in the resale section of my local stamp store. I embossed the background by running the Palm Frond Stencil by Honeybee through my Platinum 6 along with a baby wipe. The baby wipe gave the right amount of moisture to help emboss the stencil. I stamped the monkey and branch then colored with Copics E23, E31, E33, E35, E57, G21, G46, YR65 and YR68, then cut using the matching dies. The tall grass was stamped in Fresh Asparagus ink on Grass Green cardstock and cut with the matching die. Before putting the monkey on the branch I fussy cut the monkey and cut off his tail so I could attach it behind the branch. I matted the focal panel with Dark Chocolate, then placed on a Kraft card base. The sentiment from Wild About You by GinaK Designs was stamped in Dark Chocolate on Kraft ink and matted with Dark Chocolate. The sentiment on the inside was computer generated “Don’t monkey around, just have a Happy Birthday.

I’m entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to use something new.

Chuck’s Birthday

Double D Challenges

The challenge at Double D Challenges is celebrating their 5th anniversary/birthday party with of course CUPCAKES. Definitely cannot have a birthday party with out cupcakes, can you? This card, for my son-in-law’s birthday the end of January, I was anxious to use the Spellbinders Kaleidoscope Plaid die set that I received before Christmas. This is a set of three dies to create my plaid and each had to be cut 4 times to create the card front. My cupcakes because you cannot eat just one is an old red rubber Hampton Art Studio G stamp and the sentiment with candles is The Stamping Village’s Concord & 9th Happy Birthday set.

Happy Birthday/Anniversary to Double D and thanks for the fun challenges.

Chuck’s cupcake will need a lot more candles than 5 but a little less than 50!! Oh My!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Celebrating Lynn

January 2021 Monthly Mix Challenge – GKD

It turns out I had more birthday’s in January than I remembered. This card is for a cousin who has discovered that her breast cancer has metastasized to her spine and has started treatments and is recovering from gall bladder and pancreatitis over the holidays but good news is that she has decided to finally retire and hang up that nurse’s cap. Hoping that this “Put your Red Dress On” challenge hosted by Cat at Gina K Designs will let her know how special she is to me.

For my card and January 2021 Monthly Mix challenge the primary color is to be red as well as a celebratory card. My card base is Gina’s Red Velvet cardstock, the image was stamped from the Birthday Blessings stamp set in black ink but the little heart flowers were colored in using a Sakura Red Star gelly roll pen. The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped in Cherry Red ink. It was layered on black cardstock and I added a vine die cut that I picked up at my local big box store.

Have a great day and stay safe.

Alexandra’s 3rd Birthday

Dies R Us Challenge: DRU Challenge #160

The Paper Players: PP522

Today’s card is for our youngest granddaughter celebrating her third birthday. Not a lot of stamping on today’s card but some die cutting, some stenciling and layering on my 5×7 card. My background was created using Simple Stories Fireworks Stencil inked with some GKD powder blue ink. I used my Waffle Flower A2 Layers die to cut out my focal piece and layering cardstocks. Deciding to keep the snowy theme of Anna and Elsa going, I added a Cheery Lynn snowflake cut in cardstock and then again in sparkly paper, adding Concord & 9th double cut numbers dies and my New Simon Says Stamp Chunky Happy die with shadow and outline. My stamped feature is an older rubber mounted Kolette Hall stamp that was probably purchased in the dollar bin at AC Moore many years ago.

My something new for The Paper Players challenge is the SSS Chunky Happy die.

DRU Challenge #160 is an Anything Goes and I used Waffle Flowers A2 layers die as well as Cheery Lynn snowflake die and two others.

Anna & Elsa is wrapping paper that was too small for the present but perfect for this card. Thanks to Gina K’s recent Stamp & Chat on using wrapping paper for cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Twenty Twenty-one!!

Sheep shaped card

I made a card for a two year old girl who has been diagnosed with Leukemia. Someone posted on Splitcoast Stampers with a request for Christmas cards. Since I just saw this note yesterday, I contacted the original poster and asked if an encouragement card would work and she was excited, so I created something special for a young child.

Sheep Fold-it Front
Sheep Fold-it Inside

I wish I had texture laying around my house, like wool felt, old socks, old wash cloths, or anything to provide texture for the sheep would be fun, but I gave up and went with paper. I looked at the die set and added color like in the photo for the front, then chose a greeting from other stamp sets for the inside. I know the child can’t read, but thought this would provide a fun card for the parents. I think the child will hold the card, open and close it and that is about all. It was mailed today. I hope it bring a smile to the little girl’s face and the parents as well.

December Monthly Mix Challenge

December Monthly Mix Challenge – Gina K Designs

I was debating about playing along with the December Monthly Mix Challenge hosted by Karen at Gina K Designs. The challenge is a Tic Tac Toe one and I wasn’t sure I liked any of these combinations

but finally decided on Vellum, Square and Emboss Resist. My square element is the side fold card which features the focal portion of the card as a square. This section was layered with some GKD patterned paper which was heat embossed in white and silver embossing powder then inked with Applemint and Turquoise Sea inks. The stamps were from Gina’s Celebration Diva stamp set. Then using a piece of vellum I heat embossed a sentiment from Sparkling Christmas in silver and stamped the champagne flutes from Gina’s Cheers stamp set in gold. I decided to stamp, color and fussy the Celebration Diva and add to the side panel instead of adding twine.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek.