foiled birthday

Hello and welcome. Today’s card is for my bonus grandson aka, favorite busser. While perusing Pinterest I saw several cards with a similar layout and using foil. I tried embossing the foil but that didn’t go well for me, so I just crumpled it. After it was all put together, I thought if I used a black stamp pad and a brayer it might soften the glare of the foil. So, I took it apart, used a different piece of foil, brayered it and was happy with the result and put it back together. Center square is Stitched Squares by Die-namics with sentiment printed on the computer. Square is popped up.

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Spring Bloom

I have been coloring lately. This bloom set is new to me. I am entering this is the Triple B March Challenge.

Two other challenges have come to my attention which this card fits. Shopping our Stash:

Four Seasons: Spring Season March:

I used Honey Bee Spring Joy Bouquet stamp and die set. I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. The background paper is Stampin Up Blushing Bride and Basic White. The patterned paper is also SU Perfectly Artistic which was released in 2016. I looked it up to the get the name and the date was in the blog I found.

I used a tutorial by Lynn Dunn. I love her tutorials as they are so easy to follow and I am able to use whatever product I have on hand.


Hello and welcome. Time again for dear-old-sisters’ chuckle of the month card.

Sentiment, “It’s OK to pretend you’re Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, After all you pretend you’re good on Christmas!” was found online. Leprechaun and 4 inside clovers are from an online coloring page colored with Copic’s, border was also found online. Well, isn’t this just one of the shortest posts ever???

I’m entering this in

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AAA Cards Challenge #235

Stencil Fun Challenge – March 2023

A new day and a new challenge or two! AAA Cards Challenge #235 is always a clean and simple challenge and this month the challenge is ink blending along the edge. Stencil Fun March Challenge which you are required to use a stencil is also a CAS challenge so I’ll be sharing my card with both of these challenges.

Using the Tim Holtz Layering Lace stencil and very, very carefully masking my border, I ink blended pink, red and orange inks. Unfortunately these inks seemed closer in shades then I expected so the don’t have a lot of dimension. A sentiment from Taylored Expressions’ Scenic Sentiments stamp set and this card is completed. AND no fingerprints!! Nope, not adding anything else!!

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Butterfly Garden

Triple B: March Challenge

A new challenge blog with Diane and Darlene called Triple B: Birds, Blooms and Butterflies!! A pretty spring mood board to kick off the first challenge which needs to include Birds, Butterflies and Blooms or any combination of these on our project. My card today will be shared with this challenge and it includes: Taylored Expressions Blooming Botanical layering stencils, Beautiful Butterflies die & foil-it combo, SimonSaysStamp’s Heart Garden background stamp and the Hello die with shadow. A little Wink of Stella was added to my heart garden flowers. Looking forward to playing along with this challenge again.

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Batty Coin

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge

Most Magical Time of the Year Challenge 6

The Halloween stamps and supplies are always within in reach with now not only one monthly challenge but two! I will be sharing my card today with the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge – March Anything Halloween challenge and a newer to me Most Magical Time of the Year challenge blog #6 which is either anything Christmas or Halloween Artist Trading Card or Coins! So of course I had to google this ATC and decided on making a ATCoin and attaching it to my card front and was totally inspired by Two Old Bats Halloween mood board for my card.

After die cutting a 2-1/2″ circle, I used a SimonSaysStamp bat stencil and versamark and green embossing powder (probably hard to see), then decided for some reason to add the bloodshot eyeballs (now it looks like a black moon). This was my ATCoin part of the Magical challenge. Back to the card, found my Hero Arts bat background stamp and stamped in veramark again and embossed with Taylored Expressions glitter green embossing powder. Die cut the Whimsy Stamps Drippy Frame die which was lightly sprayed with Tim Holtz Twisted Citron Distress Oxide spray, SSS sentiment strip and Taylored Expressions bats from Gus & Gertie halloween stamp and die set completes my card today.

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floating ghost

Hello and welcome. It’s been a while since I’ve entered the Two Old Bats challenge, so I decided it’s about time to get back to it.

Today’s card was quite simple. Pp was found online, and Mr. Creepy is from the Silhouette. I sort of softened him with a cotton ball and Basic Gray stamp pad. He’s double popped up. Using a single pop dot didn’t raise him quite enough so I doubled them. Jus before I took the picture, I thought the eyes needed a little something, so I added Black Diamond Stickles.

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Lucky to Have

Double D Challenges

Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge #15

Can You Handle The Pressure

I’m having fun pulling out the GREEN and making some St Patrick’s Day cards. Using inspiration from Stamp Buddy, Lisa K and her recent post of her Hinge Fun Fold card, I’ll be sharing my card today with the Double D Everything is Coming Up Green challenge and the Paper Dragonfly Creative All that Glitters is Green and Gold challenge and Can You Handle the Pressure Embossing Folder with a twist of anything with wings.

Using SimonSaysStamps Clover Wreath Stencil, Cuttlebug Argyl embossing folder on green glitter cardstock, a scrap of argyl patterned paper, SSS sentiment strip which was foiled in gold, stamping and gold heat embossing embossing and fussy cutting out 3 dragonflies from Gina K Designs’ Dreams Take Flight stamp set and an Inkadinadoo fussy cut Garden Gnome stamp holding a die cut glitter clover completes my card.

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Colorful Options: March 2023

Green is the color of this month’s Colorful Options challenge blog and I love it! Our grass is still green-ish thanks to hubby’s paint job, still not covered in snow and as a redhead a favorite color of mine.

For today’s card that will be shared with Colorful Options, I pulled out a piece of Gina K Designs patterned paper from my stash, a stamp and die from the GKD Luck & Love card kit from a year past, dotted swiss embossing folder and Taylored Expressions sentiment from Shake your Shamrock stamp and die set. The leprachauns sprinkled some gold splatter on my card on their way over the rainbow…..I think they may have made a mess though! LOL!

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