Tuesday, June 27, 2023



It is pouring outside at this moment...we didn't get much from the big storm expected yesterday evening but its coming down now. I do love a good summer storm.  

I took a bit of license with the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches and maybe its not quite a sterile CAS card...but I think its close so I will share it in the challenge gallery.

it does have a surprise inside too...

The MFT Cool Cats set has this cute back side image of a cat that fits perfectly to the head only image. I love this unexpected bit of fun, so I am also sending this to Time Out challenge gallery-Funny, because this makes me giggle.


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Monday, June 26, 2023


 Hi There -

I rarely make 4th of July cards, but Peggy shared some images and patterned paper with me, and I made a handful. Its a little busy...but so is the night sky on the 4th. 

I am sending this over to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge where they are calling for Red, White , and Blue.


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Saturday, June 24, 2023



A two post day...

This card is visiting three challenges.  

Triple B - June I chose Butterflies, Double D Challenges I made a blue monochromatic card, and for Tic Tac Toe I am using the far right column Die cut, bright color and CAS.


 The die came with my Gemini machine, and I finally tried it out.  I used a premade cardbase and matching envie from Stampin up and then inked a handful of the cut butterflies to match. They then were placed in to the spaces with the wings fluffed. The larger got a pearl embellishment.  Reminds me of cards I might have made 5-6 years ago...but I love it.


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I am sliding in at the last hours of AAA Card Challenge and trying out a timed challenge at As You See It.

AAA Card Challenge has a everything beach challenge and Swift Shells (under10 minutes)is the brief at As You See It.

Patterned paper sure speeds things up when under a time crunch. 

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Here are the challenge logos:

  challenge 301

Friday, June 23, 2023



Today I am happy to be guest designing along with the talented team at CAS on Friday.  Thank you so much for inviting me.

The theme for challenge #260 is LOVE.  I happened to have a sweet set from The Greetery that was a perfect fit called Lovely Silhouettes.  

I started by inking inside a masked rectangle, once I had the color saturation I wanted, I let it dry. While it was drying I stamped the sentiment from the set and die cut the Love.  I glued the two together.  Once the panel was dry, I heat embossed the silhouette flower stem. I added the sentiment on foam, and decorated  with 3 color glass half beads.

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I decided to share this on my GD post, since the themes are the same.  Hubs and I took a few days off to celebrate our anniversary in May...but our trip was delayed til last week. We went on a love sign treasure hunt in Virginia along both coasts which included a 17 mile bridge and tunnel drive to Virginia's eastern shore.  Below are some pictures from that trip. Hubs likes steam era train history and of course there were a few museums for him along the way. We did see some wild ponies in the distance along with egrets and herons while on Chincoteague Island. We've seen about 50 or so of the 340+ loveworks signs since we first started searching for them 8 years ago.  It was a ton of driving, but we enjoyed our "treasures hunt".


Wednesday, June 21, 2023


 Hello again-

I had meant to get this posted June 8th, but life got in the way. 

I am submitting this to Fourseasons June - Anything Goes... Its a recently retired set from Stampin Up and I love the images for masculine cards.  The leaf frame from Altenew was sent by a crafty friend. I thought it worked well with the smaller scene and the feel of the card.


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Hello -

Its been  a while. I have a card for three challenges-  Crazy is our Fame - Stencils, Challenge Up your Life Slimline, and We Love Stamping -Anything Goes (Alternate).

Slimlines are tough to photograph.  This one was made for my MIL, to give to another family member.  I took this quick snap and then mailed the card off...before taking a bloggy pic.  So I've cropped it the best I can.  

The flowers are from Pink Fresh (Heartfelt Thanks) stamped and colored with stencils and Altenew inks. I blended a bit of color on the left card front and the right card interior edges. The card front edge on the right side was trimmed along the flower images.

In a fortuitous bit of luck, it turns out purple is a favorite color of the recipient, something I did not know when I began the project.

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Sunday, June 11, 2023



I had another play with the Everything wonderful MFT card kit this time using the colors at Color Throwdown

 It was hard to photograph due to the gray inking...next time I would leave it off or at least not gray.


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Friday, June 9, 2023



After a day or two of downstairs tv binge watching and avoiding all out doors due to the wildfires smoke I made it back to my crafty space for some play time.

I wanted to play in Color Hues - Red and Aqua...

New goodies from Altenew came out to play. 

I quite enjoyed using the embossing folder and stencils. The sentiment comes from the stamp set all of which is part of the Soft Blossoms Set. A few black dots and a small sentiment and the card is done.


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Wednesday, June 7, 2023



Anyone who knows me knows I love yellow...and polka dots...and gingham. When I saw the mood board at Double D challenges, I knew I would be playing along.


It was the gingham and the yellow. 


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Thursday, June 1, 2023


Hi There-

I did conk out yeaterday around 6:30 pm post afternoon crafting.  After waking I was back in my crafty space. 

We found out during a video chat that our nephew and his girlfriend became engaged. They are a sweet young couple. Two people who have goals and are hard working. They are so good together.  I needed to make a card to send them our congratulations and love.

I took inspiration from CAS on Friday asking for embossing and Can you handle the pressure which has an optional twist of birds/birdhouses.  The SU set sweet songbirds came out of the new bin to make this card:



 First of the month and its time for the next calendar page. Thank you Bonnie for the calendar file. 

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