Monday, February 28, 2022



I fell in instant love with the MFT Sweet Tweeting Card kit. I don't often get the kits, but this one just grabbed me. I don't care for birds particularly...but this kit...I had to get it.  It arrived Friday, and today I opened it and got to work die cutting. 

 I am sending this card to the galleries at Cupcake Inspirations -Anything Goes and of course NBUS, though it is a bit un-aged.

 A bit of inking and then lots of die cuts. The birds were fairly easy to put together with the help of tweezers. 


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Thursday, February 17, 2022



Its a nice day here, but I think the cold is coming back soon.  Today I am doing laundry and making a card or two. I was fascinated with the cards at CAS Mix Up Challenge - Faux Cloisonne. I have at least one jewelry piece that is Cloisonne so I had to try it out. I am also linking up at Stampin Sensations -February things with wings or tails.


I don't subscribe to any magazines, so I was at a loss.  Then the Costco Connection arrived.  Flipping through it, I found a charcuterie board and thought the section of grapes might work... 

I powdered the page and stamped and cut it out roughly. Then using a piece of double sided tape sheet added a stiff piece of card stock behind it. I stamped with versamark added gold ep and heated it up. Now for me, the magazine paper was very static-y, so in the small spaces the ep was not quite so precise. But I think it looks cool. I fussy cut the dragon fly and finished the card with a center panel on a colored card base. I love this sentiment, that came in a SU set (Flowing Flowers).


Here is a close up of the dragon fly.

So I used a die cut, some stamping and the Faux Cloisonne technique for this card.

If you haven't already give it a try, it was fun. 

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022



Hubs and I had a mini Valentine celebration on Friday when we learned our delivery was delayed until Monday.  Which meant that we'd be working Monday through the evening. So we are celebrating with dinner and our card and chocolate exchange tonight.  

I thought I'd make hubs a second Valentine, this one more romantic than silly as my smooching gnomes were.  There are a couple of challenges that helped inspired me for this card: AAA Cards, and Tic Tac Toc Challenge.   For AAA Cards its Black and White plus 1 color - I chose red.  For Tic Tac Toe I chose the left column red, heart, sentiment.

 I hope you all had days filled with love.  Thanks for stopping by.



PS-A little collage of our outing to Solomons Island. I love the water and hanging out on the boardwalk was a perfect respite from cabin fever.  We started the drive with a stop at Dairy Queen for a shared strawberry sundae and ended it with a lovely sunset over the river.


Sunday, February 13, 2022



I was so late to the Greetery Game, but I have caught up with several die and stamp sets.  They are getting their own bin I think.  I spent 45 minutes looking through my stuff for the crepe paper streamer dies for this card. 

Marcia loves yellow as much as I do, and I do think shes a fan of The Greetery as well.  So I hope she enjoys this mini slim line card. At the moment this is my favorite stamp and die set, so lots of birthday cards will feature it this year.

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Saturday, February 12, 2022


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Here is a birthday card for one of the first online crafty friends I made many years ago. I am so glad we still keep in touch. She loves pink...

 Happy Birthday dear Greta!

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022


 Hello -

I figured I needed to get Hub's Valentine made.  I found these cute gnomes from Stamping Bella and had a good giggle.

That sentiment can be used for any number of occasions, I'm choosing Valentine's Day this time.

The card is visiting CASology, where the theme is Affection.


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Sunday, February 6, 2022



While I am watching the Olympics I still want to make a few cards.  I am adding this one to my Christmas stash---which is at 10 now, fully in line with my goal of 5 per month.

 Since my attention is somewhat divided I needed and easy and quick card. This fit the bill and will be visiting Christmas Kickstart Challenge and Addicted to Stamps and more.  The sentiment is the star and its definitely a quick card to make.

 The ribbon, embossing powder and evergreen sprig are from Stampin Up, the sentiment is from Hero Arts.


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Friday, February 4, 2022


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This set has been sitting in my bin fur-ever. I finally got it out to make a card for my SIL. She is a cat lover and I thought she'd like it.  The set is Purrfect Day fro Heffy Doodle. Its got a cute cat tree and several cats and sentiments along with a few other items.

I am so happy with this card, but the fussy cutting blows.  Fortunately I found the dies on line and not to pricey. So there will be more cat tree cards in the future.  

This one is going to visit the galleries of Critter Crazy, and Seize the Birthday (No Toppings).


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Thanks so much for visiting.  Time for some serious Olympic watching...and then there's Reacher on Amazon. Previews look to do the Lee Child books justice.  See you all in a while.

Thursday, February 3, 2022


 Hello Again-

I am working on finishing up my February birthday cards.  There is a Man card in the bunch.

Another new stamp set is being inked up today CTMH's You're a Classic. Its got 2 cars and an old truck along with 5 sentiments. I am also pulling out an old Hero Arts background stamp called Time to Stamp.

I quite like the clocks as a backdrop for the card along with the classic car and the sentiments.  Man cards are hard, but I am pleased with this one.  I kinda thought those stacked sentiment banners were a bit reminiscent of signpost signs.

This card is visiting the gallery at The Male Room Challenge

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022



Wow, February already?  

I have a new stamp set -- Flowing Flowers from Stampin Up and I also pulled out a fairly new die from Simon Says Stamp - Etched Delicate Frond. I used them both for this Thank You card.

I am having this go visit the galleries of Watercooler Wednesday, Cupcake Inspiration and NBUS#35.

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On the personal front:

I haven't been doing much crafting do to a debilitating round of the lovely vampire hours; which thankfully I seem to be easing out of bit by bit. 

Three years ago I set a goal for myself to enter challenges and try to make cards that would gain a mention or a win each month.  To my surprise, I surpassed that goal and one year rolled to two then three and eventually made cardmaking feel like a job.  I stopped having fun making cards.

Today, I am appreciative of my Vampire hours. Since I made few cards in January and earned no mentions at all. 

I actually enjoyed making today's card.

That doesn't mean there will be a furry of posts for February; I didn't get more than the family covered for Valentines and the Olympics are starting...I might have glimpsed a few seconds of curling when I got up at 4:30 this morning.  I love the winter Olympics so I do imagine I will be spending lots of time watching.

So thank you all for visiting and I appreciate your comments.