Wednesday, December 8, 2021



Two cards, just because. No Challenges.  Just play time after completing all the Christmas cards.

My friend Michele was kind enough to send me some die cut cardstock backed washi images. Thank you Michele.

 These blooms were put on a navy cardstock, so I did as well. I think it makes a lovely notecard.

These blooms were on white card so I simply glued them to a white card base and hand drew the frame.

I am going to take a blog break, and will back near the end of the month.  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 4, 2021



I am getting close to giddy...or insane. I have two cards left to make and then...I can just play or more likely take some time off and bake cookies and watch Hallmark Christmas movies.

I was inspired by two challenges to make these cards, Inspired By Challenge and Tic Tac Toe

I used the center column at Tic Tac Toe, and that soft blue/Aqua snowflake inspiration photo from Inspired by and came up with these three cards.  My favorite is the third card...probably the delicate snowflake that had one arm break off...but tucking it in solved that problem.



Thanks much for visiting.  Hopefully by Monday, all my cards will be in the mail. Today is booster shot day. Take care.

Friday, December 3, 2021



I am still plugging away on the local Christmas cards, specifically for the crafty gals group I am in. This is card number 2 of the 9 I'd like to make.  I'm still playing with Newton's Stocking and probably will for all the cards. So you might see a couple more.

I am sending this card to Fusion Card Challenge and Addicted to Stamps and More.  



Thanks so much for visiting.

Thursday, December 2, 2021



I am still working on the last few Christmas cards, they are local deliveries. The rest have been mailed out. YAY.

I am sneaking in under the wire at Inky Paws with this one and I'll submit it to Watercooler Wednesday as well.


The stamp is Newton's Nook called Newton' Stocking, the red panel was die cut with Newton's Nook die set Frames and Flags.  I used an MFT stencil English Brick Wall for the 3 small panels. The Stocking was colored with copics. 


Thanks much for visiting and I hope your card making is going well.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021



I'm still plugging away at the Christmas card stash.  And once that's done comes the addressing, signing and postage stamping.  I'd like to get the overseas and west coast cards out by the end of the month. Cross your fingers for me.

This card is visiting Christmas Kickstart Challenge (snippets) and CAS Colours and Sketches (sketch).

I started by using MFT's Holiday Background in Fog ink. Then I used a leftover piece of glittered paper to cut the merry and the berries. A snippit of green left over from yesterdays wreath had enough left to cut the holly leaves. I hope you can see the sketch in my card.


Thanks for visiting.

Monday, November 22, 2021


 Hi...another start of the week. My agenda is still the same - finish those Christmas Cards.

I have a few cards for a few challenges, starting with The Male Room Challenge and Watercooler Wednesday.


Next up is Double D Challenges and Die Cut Diva's:

This is a mini slimline...and you know what...its the perfect size to pop a check into! 

The stamp is an old beloved Hero Arts stamp, stamped once in the middle of the card then once on each end. Some light inking around the trees and then a double layer of the scalloped frame. Also inked the card base edges.

   Grab our Badge 


And my last card for this post is visiting Tic Tac Toe Challenge and the Card Concept.


For my clean and simple card I went with the top left to right bottom diagonal - Plaid, Wreath, Red.

Thanks so very much for visiting. Time to go cook.

Saturday, November 20, 2021


Hi, me again.

I wanted to make one more card for my pile as I know I'll be watching football most of tomorrow and will get no cards done.

This card is visiting Color Hues - Silver and Gold as well as Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine. The black card base gives the card a formal feel and I think it works well as a man card despite the glitter and foil.

Sliver and Gold glitter cardstock from MFT, the gold foil paper is from SU, the leaves are from SSS as well as the sentiment.



Hey There -

A quick post since this time of year not many of us have time for much more than glancing at the photos.


My winter penguin thank you card is going to visit the galleries at:

Critter Crazy Challenge, The Sisterhood of Crafters and Craft Rocket Challenges 

Stamp-Newton's Nook (Penguin Pile), SU snowflake sequins, PPP gems, SSS Sentiment (from Us).

Thursday, November 18, 2021



Another card with those gorgeous colors at Color Throwdown, and using the sketch at Fusion for this card. 

The stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp. The embossing folder is from WRMK.  Three ornaments were stamped and 1 was embossed with a sentiment.  I cut a strip off the embossed panel (Thank you Greta)  so that it allowed the left side of the cardbase to be plain and flat. The ornaments were assembled after die cutting and gold cord and bows were added to finish the card.



Thanks much for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021


 Hi There -

Another card for today.  This one is inspired by several challenges - the colors from Inky Paws, the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the theme from CAS Christmas.


The stamp is from Newton's Nook - Purr-fect Present. The sentiment is from SSS. 



I think I have my Christmas card stash about 9 shy of my initial estimate of 60. There are a few cards I do want to duplicate, and once I start with the addressing there are sure to be more empty envelopes needing a card no matter how hard I try to limit them. LOL.

 Thanks so much for visiting. 



This Christmas day will mark a milestone anniversary of my Mom's passing.

 I miss her every day, still. 

She loved angels and she would have loved this card. 

This card was inspired by her love of angels and the color combination at Color Throwdown


The angel die is from Simon Says Stamp as is the sentiment.




Thanks for visiting.

Monday, November 15, 2021



After seeing the reminder for The Flower Challenge's challenge, I decided to make one more card. I'll also be adding it to the Watercooler Wednesday gallery

I used three WPLUS9 stamp sets, I found it quicker & easier to use just 2 (rose) or three (hellebore) stamps for the multi-step blooms. The sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp and the panel die is from The Greetery.


Thanks much for visiting.

Saturday, November 13, 2021


 Hi There-

Its Saturday and my day has been filled with laundry, college football, and putting together this card after having spend days stamping and die cutting and fussy cutting the smaller pieces because I ran out of patience. I fell in love with this stamp after seeing Yana Smakula's card.  I did use it as a jumping off point for my design.

There are several challenges this will go visit: We Love Stamping, Stamping Sensations and The Flower Challenge.

This new Happy Poinsettia from Simon Says Stamp is a fun flower and has lots of options with the included greenery pieces. I was able to add lots of "leaves". The sentiment also comes from Simon Says Stamp. The die for the panel is Nordic Frames from The Greetery and the jewels are from Pretty Pink Posh. I bought them for summer cards and they never made a good match...until now. YAY.

The theme at We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations is Christmas. 


Thanks very much for visiting.

Thursday, November 11, 2021



 To all our Veteran's thank you so very much for your service. 

I love the little monsters from PPP's Monster Hugs stamp set.  I thought they'd make a cute thank you card as well. 

I masked the hugs part of the sentiment and found a thanks sentiment that would go with the silly nature of the card.  The die cut monsters and the sentiment flag were mounted on a card base stamped with a text background from SSS You matter.

 I am sending this card to the following challenges: 

CAS Colours and Sketches      Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenges  Watercooler Wednesday



Thanks for stopping by.



Saturday, November 6, 2021


 Hello and Happy Weekend!

 The last 4 of my fall cards are below and now I can move on to the Christmas cards.

In order of challenge expiration date I have 4 cards for 4 challenges:

Tic Tac Toe is a weekly challenge and my entry is this card using the center column of prompts.

Next Up is Addicted to CAS-



Next up is Four Seasons Challenge:



And If You Give a Crafter a Cookie:

Now to clean up my mess and get the cards ready for mailing on Monday.  Thanks so much for visiting.