Friday, January 27, 2023


 Hi There,

I cannot believe its been a couple of weeks since I posted. Where is the time spinning away to this year?

 I have a couple of fun fold cards to share:

 The sentiment panel acts as the "lock" on this card holding down both right and left panel openings.

After the first one I wanted to switch out the panels due to the wave stamp. But I wasn't thinking and couldn't anchor the flap without covering up the heron, so I went with  a belly band instead on the second card.

These are both man cards, as many of my nature cards are.  I'll be sending them along to the following galleries: Creative Creases #49, and Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, January 12, 2023


 Hi there,

Today a bit of something different...especially for me.  A card for one of my new nephews.  He loves Star Wars and I have nothing that would work.  Luckily Google provided a site with step by step direction on drawing the robot.  Its not perfect, but I am satisfied with it.

I created a galaxy background and kind of a bit of a planet to ground the robot.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and is silver embossed.  

I am going to submit this to The Male Room - Galaxy and/or stars.  

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023



Peggy sent me some more die cuts, actually they were in the same envie as the fence silhouettes.  All were cut in white and color was added via copics and patterned papers from Stampin Up and a bit of silver glitter scraps.  The sentiments are from The Greetery along with the die for cutting fun shapes.

My card is visiting Cupcake inspirations, where the theme is winter fun.

I made a couple more as well.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Friday, January 6, 2023


 Happy Friday!

My friend Peggy sent me some die cuts, and I loved them so much I made 8 cards out of them with some selective ink blending and a pair of snips.  I'm sending the cards to Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.

I enjoyed the ink blending until...I wondered if the colors should be dark at the top not the bottom. So I switched up the inking so the silhouette would show better.  After I inked 8 cards I found a sentiment and  stamped it on. I glued on the die cut and the cards were done but not without some oopsies.  

I smudged the inking into the white area at the top of three cards, so I glued a black panel down the side to cover.  My little square card was the result of a black ink pad escaping my grip to jump pad side down onto the lower part of the card and making a huge black diamond shaped ink blotch.  

Thankfully only a screech exited my bad words.  So now I am ahead of the game with 8 Halloween cards for this year.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, January 5, 2023



Another fun day in the crafty room...

Today's inspiration is from Color Hues - Light Pink and Gold.  

I took a die cut someone had sent me...I have no idea of the who or the item's mfg, but it seemed a perfect landing spot for my Greetery dragonfly after I inked it up with saltwater taffy DOX.  The sentiment comes from MFT. 


Thanks so very much for visiting.


Wednesday, January 4, 2023



Its a bit dreary outside, but it was a joyful time in my crafty space this afternoon.  

This gorgeous bloom is visiting Altenew's January Challenge along with Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge for something new. This is a new stamp set in my stash.

The image (Gracious Peonies) was stamped and colored with:
YG 03, 05
RV21, 13, 14
A double layer of the die cut Hello (Flower Arrangement dies) is set upon the fussy cut image adhered to a pink card base. I added a bit of the image to the envelope flap as well. 
Inspiration Challenge 2023 01 SQ Opt 2 
Its been quite a while since I have felt mojo. I posted fewer than 70 cards last year.  
This week after taking several breaks in the last few months, I am again excited to make cards.  
Coloring this card, really brought back my love for florals -- which I haven't played with much the past two years.  I'm also trying to tie in the envelopes to the cards as I make them.  Some of you are really great at embellishing the insides and the all have inspired me to do a bit more. Thank you too for visiting.

Monday, January 2, 2023



It is so good to be back in my crafty room. I WANT to make cards, last year not so much.

I have three birthday's this month, and all are getting the same fun fold card.  They'll not be mailed for a week or two, but they are finished.  I will be sending each one to a different challenge gallery.

This is the link to the YouTube video I got the fold instructions from. 

I used various papers from Stampin Up 6x6 pads so the patterns would match color wise.  This fold is a great way to use up an 8.5 by 11 sheet of colored card stock.  

Here is the first one, all patterned papers, and some fussy cutting of images on the paper. This one goes to AAA Birthday Game -Anything Goes

I like this card, its a bit interactive and I don't have to write a lot.  I am not a verbose person and writing a note inside a card is often the most difficult part of the entire process.  This one has my note already written, the envie is addressed and stamped. 


The first went so easy, I made another one and it is going to a new to me challenge Creative Creases -Anything Goes with a Fun Fold.


I was having a ball with this fun fold and one last card...and my January Birthdays are done! This card will visit two challenge galleries - Fourseasons - January, and Challenge up your Life - Ice,Ice baby.

It was a productive day for me.  How are you feeling about crafting?  The break I took in December made me miss it so much, that I am again invigorated to play.

 Thanks so very much for stopping by and visiting. 

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Sunday, January 1, 2023


 Happy New Year - Abundant Blessings to everyone.

Thanks to the lovely Bonnie Klass, I made some calendars this year. She sent me her calendar file...twice I misplaced it the first how does one misplace an email...I've no idea which is why I had to ask her to send it again.

I love the MFT polar bears and this guy is from the Cool Day set. I kept my colors simple. 

R22, R24

B12, B21, B24, B28



B00, B02

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