Sunday, March 26, 2023



Its a warm day outside and hubs and I will shortly be going for a drive to enjoy it.  But first I wanted to share a card for a sweet young lady.

Thank you Darnell for the stamp set...its perfect for a young gal who likes fairies.  I winked the wings though it doesn't show up in the photo. 

This sweet little fairy will be visiting Seize the Birthday with toppings of in the garden, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spring or Easter. 

Enjoy your day!



Monday, March 20, 2023




No challenges...just a man card.

I used some old SU patterned papers in green and blue. I like the sketchy feel of it...and it kinda carries through on my stamping which is a bit sketchy too. Lol.  I think it works.

I broke my Vagabond a while back, and replaced it with the gemini jr.  I have been a bit gun shy about using it for embossing folders however.  I'd been using my old spellbinders grand calibur for embossing. On a whim, I tried using my old texture boutique (little hand bag looking thing from sizzix and stampin up years ago) It worked a dream even on those thick 3d embossing folders...did you know you do not need to put a plate on both sides of those to emboss/run them through your die cutter? I used just the bottom plate with the folder on top.  Who knew. 

So as long as I am using those that are not the 6x6 squares I've got a perfect solution. Just thought I'd share. 

Thanks for stopping in.

Saturday, March 11, 2023



I've spent a lot of time cleaning up floor piles in my crafty space. Seems I don't have enough room on my shelves ...  And I've been working on Easter cards.  So its been all work and no posting for a week.

I did manage to get out a floral bouquet stamp from The Greetery for a few cards. My favorite is the one on top.  Yes, the yellows and pinks which when blended look a bit orange make me happy.

Coordinating envelopes for them all. They were stamped. then heat embossed on bristol paper and colored with Arteza watercolor brush markers. Fortunately I also had the die so yay no fussy cutting. I found some backgrounds to mount the bouquets and I have a handful of cards.

I love a thinking of you sentiment because it can be personalized for any occasion on the inside.  These will be visiting Beautiful Blossoms and Inspired By challenges.


Thanks so much for visiting.

Saturday, March 4, 2023



Can you handle a few more shamrocks? My last one, I think. Its going to visit Festive Friday and my elements are Luck, Green and Punny Sentiment. 

This one might have been my favorite to put together. Using a punch was so much faster than dies.

Thanks much for visiting.

Friday, March 3, 2023



A few more shamrocks going to visit Double D Challenges, Colorful Options and Challenge up your life

I definitely got my money's worth from this stamp and punch set from Stampin Up---and I found use for some old DSP as well.


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Thursday, March 2, 2023



Back at it in the craft room again.  

I have cards for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Slim Line and The Card Concept.

                                                 For Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


                                                    For The Card Concept - Style Clean and Layered


I am loving the shamrock set so you'll probably see a few more cards before the week is out.

Thanks for stopping by.



Wednesday, March 1, 2023



Time for another calendar page. This one got an edit in 2023, I had only a shamrock embossing folder, and had cut out a rather pathetic shamrock to glue on. Fortunately, I got a new shamrock set from Stampin Up and then added new ones.  The calendar recipients have had three shamrocks mailed to them along with a photo, so they'll have a guide to update the page.


And, again the calendar file was graciously emailed with cutting instructions to me by Bonnie Klass.

Thanks for visiting.