I made a lily card today in honor of the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers. Since everything used is over a year old, it makes the perfect card for the Retro Rubber Challenge.

The stamp set used is Thank You Floral by Gina K Designs from 2018. I colored it with So Saffron SU Blends (alcohol markers) which matched the embossed panel. I used the SU Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from 2020. I love the small flower print and use it quite a bit. The other markers used are Spectrum Noir Citrus Green colors and one of the brown ones.

This will be entered in the Retro Rubber Challenge:

I like this lily. I left a sentiment off so it can be used for anything. Thanks for stopping by!

May Basket

My card is featuring a basket and the basket weave texture.

The basket set is called Blossoming Basket, released in 2018 by Stampin Up. It was released with the embossing folder, Basket Weave, which is the texture in this card. The greeting is from Go-To Greetings, released in 2022, also Stampin Up.

I colored everything with alcohol markers. I used a Spellbinder Circle die to mount my basket on. I popped up the center flower for a bit of interest. I used SU and Gina K Designs paper for this card. The gems are Taylored Expressions.

This will be entered in the Retro Rubber Challenge Anything Goes:

This will be posted to the Challenge Your Stash May challenge tomorrow, May 28, at Splitcoast Stampers. The challenge was to add a basket or weaving to your project. I chose both.

Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. I am thankful for all who have served our country and for those who have lost their life for our country.

Mother’s Day card for Friend

I swap cards with a fellow crafter who is a mother, so I decided to send her a Mother’s Day Card for this week’s swap.

I used a stamp set from Unity designed by Gina K Designs, called Another Name for Love. I colored the flower using Gamsol and Prismacolor Pencils. I added sparkle with a Crafter’s Companion Clear Sparkle Pen. I may have went a bit overboard on the gems, but once they are down, they stay put. I used the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder on the white frame.

This will be entered in the following challenges:

Can You Handle the Pressure

Cardz 4 Galz


The Sisterhood of Crafters

This card is in my mail. I hope she enjoys it. With both Mother’s passed away, I found joy creating a card for someone else using my Mother’s Day stamps. I have several. Maybe my daughters will find them useful.


I needed to make a card for the monthly challenge I participate in at Splitcoast Stampers and the theme was balloons. I found the Seize the Birthday challenge is also balloons.

I used StampinUp Happy Die for most of this card. I has the large word Happy, the balloons, strings, bows, and stars all to be die cut. I used glimmer paper in the colors Gorgeous Grape and Poppy Parade. The birthday came from a set called Go To Greetings and I die cut it with a die that resembles a label.

The inside has another balloon cut from the glimmer paper. The greeting and stars are from Gina K Designs Birthday Cheer Mini set.

I plan to send this card to the person who picked the theme for this month’s challenge as her birthday is later in May.

I enjoyed creating this card. It will be linked here:

Birthday Plaid

I received a new set of dies and found a challenge to use them with.

This is the Kaleidoscope Plaid die from Spellbinders. It is a set of three dies that you can place together in different ways to change the plaid. I used the colors from the As You See It Challenge:

Gorgeous Grape is the cardbase and one layer of the plaid. Coastal Cabana is a layer in the plaid and the scalloped circle. Parakeet Party is the green plaid layer. So Saffron is the yellow scalloped layer and circle with the greeting.

I enjoyed using this plaid die set. It was released for Christmas a couple of years ago and it is quite versatile.

Marigold Slimline

It has been a long time since I have made a slimline card. The CAS Colours & Sketches has a sketch that makes a slimline card, so I dusted off the cobwebs and got busy making a slimline card. I own many dies for this card size and used not even one with this card.

For this card, I used a variety of products. I used Technique Tuesday Marigold Flower (2021) coloring it with Pale Papaya and Mint Macaron both SU colors that are retiring in two weeks. The Hello die and mini strip are Gina K Designs from A Little Hello Layering Stencil Bundle (2021). The patterned paper is SU, cut down from a card base.

This will be entered in three challenges.

I enjoyed making this card. Finding several challenges that it seems to fit into are a plus. Thanks for spending time with me today.

Easter Tulips

I have a tulip card I made for Easter.

I used the SU set called Blessed Easter. This was purchased nearly 10 years ago. It came as a single wood block stamp with the greeting attached to the tulip. I separated the images making two separate stamps. I often use the tulips for birthday cards during the Spring. I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to color the tulips. I chose Gina K Designs Artists Choice paper for the images. The argyle layer is Echo Park patterned paper. I used an SU embossing folder for the border.

Easter Cross Card

I have an Easter card that will be entered in the Can You Handle the Pressure? challenge.

I used the set SU Hold onto Hope for this card. I used Gina K Edible Eggplant and Fresh Asparagus for ink and cardstock. The white paper is SU as well as the glimmer paper in the cross. I used the Garden Trellis embossing folder from SU.

I have been participating in Virtual Stamp Night with Splitcoast Stampers and this was added to the 7 Layer Challenge. The theme is On the Menu. I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.

Hinge Fun Fold Card

I am sharing my card for the Challenge Your Stash February card. This is a group I participate on Splitcoast Stampers. The challenge was to use red in honor of the hostess’s 40th Anniversary.

I used Gina K Designs Red Hot cardstock with a gingham paper from Echo Park. The jar and strawberries are from Lawn Fawn, How You Bean and the Strawberry Add-on.

I used a tutorial by Lynn Dunn. I watched her video and followed her directions.

Thanks for spending time with me. I enjoy her tutorials and are easy to adapt to any stamps and papers.