Tuesday, July 27, 2021


Hey there-

When I saw the theme at Day of the Month Club I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use, along with some recently acquired dies.  The theme is Cow Appreciation Day. 

MFT's From the Herd and Stampin Up's Open Range dies came together for this card.  Die cutting and a bit of copic coloring along with a touch of ink blending brought the images together.

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Thinking of you


I really tried embracing the slimline card style...and those cards just felt too bulky to me --- but I do love the mini slimline cards -- so much so I picked up a die set from Pinkfresh Studios. 

I also like the fact that I can use 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch paper to make the card base and a cover panel.

I wanted to try some no line coloring with pencils on Kraft.  So I stamped the image twice with soft sand ink from Hero Arts, then went on to color it with prisma color pencils with very sharp tips. I added a sentiment with versafine vintage sepia ink and mounted the panel with foam on to a matching cardbase.

My finished card is 6.25 by 3.25 and fits perfectly in a SSS mini slim line envelope.  I am submitting this sweet girly card to Stamping Sensations, the theme this month is for a lady.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a lovely weekend !



Getting a handmade card is such a day brightener for me, and sometimes there is an extra surprise in the envelope.  Recently I was gifted this cute kitty cat from neat and tangled, so I though she'd make a perfect thank you.

I stamped, colored with copics and die cute this sweet lil kitty before mounting her on a SU card base with yellow blooms.  I am submitting this card to two challenges - Watercooler Wednesday and Addicted to Stamps.

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Monday, July 12, 2021


 Hello -

I am woefully behind on Christmas cards, considering I wanted to make 5 each month.  Based on that count I am back in March...so with several Christmas challenges to play with this week, I am going to add to my small pile.

Five cards for five challenges. Each card goes to visit only one challenge.  In alpha order:

AAA Cards - Twinchie with option of Christmas

Addicted to CAS - Christmas

CAS Christmas- Poinsettia


Christmas Kickstart

Less is More - Christmas in July

 And one more that I decided was not CAS and didn't fit any of the challenges.

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

A good sketch


Yesterday I spent my crafty time coloring and fussy cutting NND cats and kittens in summery images. After all that effort I could only put one card together.

Today I put the rest of the cards together.  It all started with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  I had 3 elements that I could easily put together at the bottom of a center strip to follow the sketch.

I was very happy with this card and am entering it to the challenge.  It was a lovely sketch to play with; so I finished off several more cards with the NND cats and kittens.  They were just for fun not for any challenges.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Happy Day

Hey There -
It has been a while since I played at Color Throwdown.  Seeing this week's colors I had to play along.

The stamp is from Newton's Nook, the EF is Sizzix and the sentiment is from CTMH.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Sunny Smile


When I opened my mail today, I had a surprise from Peggy.  Some cute Newton's Nook stamp offs and a stamp and die set.  I have to say, at first the kittens from NND, struck me as having perplexed expressions. So they did not make it into my basket.  Now that Peggy sent me some and I have colored one I have to say  I AM IN LOVE with these kittens. 

This card is going to Inky Paws color challenge Pink, Red, Yellow and White...I added a bit of a neutral with the sand dots.  This beachy card will also be visiting Challenge up your life - Beach Time.

This lil kitten has grabbed my heart...I just hope that crab doesn't give her a pinch!

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Sunday, July 4, 2021


Hey There -

I discovered the Greetery much later than most of my bloggy friends. And they've had some super cute stamp and die sets in their sale section.  When I can get a cute stamp and die set for the regular price of the stamp or nearly that I am so going to grab it even if its retiring.

This panda set was a recent buy...I went for the Nordic frames and ended up with several cute stamp sets.

The challenge at AAA Cards is a sketch with the option of critters.  I thought the panda and the branch worked quite well for the sketch.

This is such a cute image and can be used for so many things. I imagine he'll stay in my stash a long time.

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Thanks so much


When I saw the challenge at CAS on Friday, I knew exactly the stamp set to use. Its in my NBUS bin and perfect.  The lady bugs are from Pretty Pink Posh and the flowers are from Clearly Besotted.

Images were stamped and colored with copics, fussy and die cut and adhered to the card panel.

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

CAS Mix Up Alcohol Inks and Vellum


We made our first trip since late 2019 to Ohio last week having returned just this mid week. It was wonderful to see the family and to catch up. 

When I got back I looked through challenges and was so taken with the lovely inspiration over at CAS Mix Up I had to play along.

I have a set of cards for fun and a single card for the challenge.   I used the alcohol inks with a straw to move the color around.  White die cuts were used for the card set and a cute and silly little stamp set from The Greetery was used for the stand alone card.

If you haven't played with Alcohol inks and vellum before give it a try.

Here is my entry for the challenge using stamping, alcohol inks and die cutting: I really liked the juxtaposition of the cartoonish starfish with the artsy background.

I made several inked panels and below are some of the other cards I made for a set of note cards. No stamping; I'll decide if I separate them and use them individually if they will have sentiments on the front.  

These were just more play time and not for entry.

Thanks so very much for coming by to visit.

Friday, July 2, 2021

June CCC

 Hey there-

My June Card Chain Challenge card uses several of the available prompts this month.  

I am using the colors: they were a bit challenging.  Luckily one has the options of using shades of the colors. I also used the sketch and the theme of things that fly.  So its a trifecta card for Linda in Minnesota this month.

Thanks so much for visiting, if you'd like to make a card, send it out and get one back - try out the Card Chain Challenge.