Sunday, November 26, 2023



The last push is on for the Christmas cards, and I have em all done.  Now to get them into their envelopes. I am going to take my time with that...I have some sewing projects I need to get done in the next week in time for shipping so that will be my focus.

This card is visiting CAS Colors & SketchesStamping Sensations and We Love Stamping.

  I did take a bit of liberty with the sketch turning it to portrait vs landscape.

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Monday, November 20, 2023



I am popping in with a couple more cards, they are simple and quick. The first will be submitted to Peace on Earth Christmas  and  Tic Tac Toe.(left to right diagonal) The second card will go to Double D Challenges.

A very easy card, white heat embossed and some pink fresh clear iridescent drops added as ornaments.



This is very similar but with an added layer of gold mirror card, and the "dots" are pink fresh drops in gold.

Both of these cards will go in packages, as they probably won't play nice with the postal sorting machines.

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Another day...another card or two.  Hi there, I'm washing towels today along with a bit of cardmaking. Is Monday a popular laundry day for those not working a M-F work schedule?  I remember when I used to go the the laundry mat years ago Monday's were the busiest day.

On to a more fun topic... I am still working away on those Christmas cards.  This one is a bit more elaborate than I typically go just due to sheer volume of cards made.  But it was another one of those ideas in my head...

Its a kind of lattice card. The criss-cross pieces fold over a piece of poinsettia flocked vellum which was adhered to a blank card panel. I cut the poinsettia from wrapping paper adhered to another card panel and the sentiment is a pre-made piece from Pinkfresh.  With some practice I might get those pieces even...but then again I like quirky. 

This will visit the As You See it gallery.  They have a lovely Christmas theme and moodboard.

challenge #312 


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Sunday, November 19, 2023


 Hello again. 

I am back in my crafty space on a Sunday no less.  I am usually glued to the football games, but they haven't yet started.  I got a good nights sleep last night, and felt like working on the 12 cards I yet need for my Christmas Card List.

When I saw the colors at Color Hues I knew what I wanted to try...of course the rub is does it match the pic in my head once its done. Today...YES!  I am also sending this to Triple B, because it has a bird and I don't often make bird cards.  

I used SSS's partridge in a pear tree die, it was a freebie a week or 10 days ago with a special code. I decided why not and picked up another stamp set I had been wanting.  I have to say it die cuts quite easily even out of mirror cardstock.  

So 4 more done for my stash and 8 to go.  


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Saturday, November 11, 2023



Its been  a while since I posted.  And it was hard to get back into the groove.  I still need to make Christmas cards, but thought I'd throw in a Thanksgiving card today.  As I looked out my window the sun was coming over the house and a golden glow hit the trees in back...

So leaves and Thanksgiving are my starting points for this card.  I cut several large leaves from the Greetery in white and pounced some ink on.  sss Schoolhouse red, sss  orange peel, and sss green leaf. 

To blend it all together and add that golden light I added sss duckling at the end.

I cut and inked up 4 leaves, and decorated the front leaving room for my SU die cut sentiment.

The card will be visiting galleries for Just Us Girls, Just Add Ink, and Fourseasons Fall.


On a personal note---

Hubs and I visited my Dad and family in Utah for a few weeks in October.  This time we did not drive across the country but flew instead.  For me this was a big step.  Covid changed me from the fearless lets do it to a very cautious person.  The thought of flying confined with so many other people gave me concerns.  However, I knew my knees would not be happy cramped for 4 days of car travel.  I did splurge and get seating at the very front of the flight.  Much more leg room, and wider seats made it easier for me to maneuver around.  An added bonus, I didn't feel all the people around us. Although the flight was full and I saw everyone getting on the plane I did not freak out! YAY.  

In about 4 hours we were in Salt Lake.  We had a few days of sight seeing, a birthday party, a poker tournament with my Dad along with some leaf peeping.  Then I got sick...not covid...but it was a respiratory virus. I was in bed a couple of days and taking it easy a few more.  But that left time to hang out and play with the dog, and pet the cats even Digger who is a one man cat.  Digger allowed pets, a first time in 10 years.

Fortunately hubs didn't get sick until after we got home; this was a first as he usually gets sick west of the Mississippi and then shares it with me.  I am looking forward to our next flight out...even though I can now never sit back in economy again.  I've been spoiled...will have to watch for another bargain.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023



November brings another calendar page. A favorite Stampin Up set which I bought just for the bow!


Stamped with Altenew Inks in Hazelnut and Marigold.

Thanks to Bonnie for the file, and you for visiting.