paw print birthday

Hello and welcome. Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s been 10 days since my last post. Guess life just got in the way.

Today’s card is for one of our favorite servers who loves her dog. When our daughter was here, I helped her make 2 graduation cards with this fold and I thought it would be fun to do again. You can find Dawn Griffiths video here

The pp and dog image were found online. Circles are Die-namics Stitched Circles.

Fruit Wreath

I was inspired to create today, so this is my second card. This card will be entered in three challenges.

The Double Trouble challenge is to use a die cut or punch and then you meet Thing 2’s challenge to add woodgrain. They are collaborating with Use Your Stuff which is about woodgrain. Power Poppy challenge is to use fruit or vegetables on your card.

I used the Sizzix/Tim Holtz 3-D Lumber embossing folder on my background. I used a natural colored cardstock from My Favorite Things for the embossing then inked it with Gina K Designs Warm Cocoa ink. I decided a wreath would be a good addition for the die cutting. These dies are from Stampin’Up, called Arrange a Wreath. I placed my fruit image in the middle of the wreath for the Power Poppy challenge. My image is from the set called Feeling Fall. I colored it with alcohol markers a week ago and then left it sit till I was inspired to use it. The greeting came from Gina K Designs Star Flower, which I inked with Slate ink.

I really like how this card turned out. I enjoyed piecing so many products together, which is something I struggle with.


Hello and welcome.

Today’s card is dear old sister’s chuckle for this month. I don’t think it’s quite up to my usual snark, but it will do. Inside says Keep Sleeping. For the pp I Googled sleepy backgrounds. I rounded the corners for a little interest. This was so quick and easy I feel like I cheated. Next month I’ll be up to my usual snark.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and stay healthy & safe.


Goth Birthday

Glad you stopped by.

Today’s card is for a very good friend. She started out as our favorite server and now she’s like family. She’s into all things Goth and Halloween. Therefore, a Goth birthday card. Background paper was embossed with a Happy Birthday ef and I distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz distresser. Frame is from the Silhouette, images are online clip art. The corner cupcakes are popped up. Here is a close up of the cupcakes.

This will be entered in

Thanks for taking time to visit. Stay healthy and safe.


Masculine Easter

Welcome. I found myself in need of two masculine Easter cards, one for our 22 year old grandson and one for our16 year old great-grandson so I made two of these.

Card base is white cs, gray layer was run through a crimper, background paper for the bunny is soft birch found online. Bunny is from an online coloring page colored with Copics, sentiment was printed on the computer, eggs are online clip art and fussy cut. Very quick and simple.

Thanks for stopping in. Comments are always welcome.


Quick and Easy Christmas Card

The challenge at  AAA Cards is made in minutes and this definitely fills the bill. After I made the first one and realized how super duper quick it was, I decided to create a bunch more. I cut a white card panel to 5 ½ x 4 ¼. I placed the greenery from the Joyous Season Stamp Kit by Simon Says Stamp at the bottom of the MISTI. After stamping the bottom of the panel in Memento Cottage Ivy, flipped over and stamped the other end. I placed the sentiment from the same set at the other end of the MISTI and stamped it in Memento Love Letter. After stamping I cut 1/8” off all sides and attached to a red card base. If it hadn’t been for this design, I’d still be making cards.

Orange is not my Marmalade.

The theme for the As You See It Challenge 239 challenge is “The color I avoid using most is ____.” Orange is just not my jam. However I was inspired by a card Sandy Allnock made a couple of months ago. It is such fun to watch her create – her cards just come to life. I won a $25.00 gift card from Sunny Studio’s release in August. One of the sets I got was Bountiful Autumn which has some nice Thanksgiving images in addition to some cute turkeys. I made this card for my husband. I was surprised at how much orange I ended up using. In addition to the carrot and pumpkin, there was the table runner – I couldn’t decide on a different color for it. Then the white background was just too stark, so I toned it down by brushing on Dried Marigold Oxide ink. I tried several card bases, but the one that worked best was Tangerine Twist by Gina K Designs. This was fun to do.

challenge 239 not my jam 1

Birthday Card

Thanks to Bonnie for sending the Desert Image, resized and printed. Brushed a very light distressed ink in the background. Used GK white card stock base, sentiment is from My Anchors Mini Kit (GK). Very simple card.

Christmas card, Style #1

This is style #1 of my Christmas cards. Base card is GK paper, the rest is Heartfelt Creations. The card is covered with chunky glitter and really sparkles. I have 10 of these made, all a little different, but the basic concept is the pinecone which is die cut and dimensional. Fun making the poinsettias with the mold press.