Thursday, February 29, 2024



I couldn't pass up a card for Leap Day, and Time Out has the perfect challenge inspiration for the card. 

The frog is from Gerda Steiner - Frogs, the die cut panel is Memory Box -Splashing Puddles (Thank you Darnell!)  The sentiment was computer generated and printed.

Enjoy the "extra" day everyone!

Sunday, February 18, 2024



Today I did something I have not for 8 months or so.  Had a face-time crafty session with Peggy.  Beginning last summer family visits for her and traveling for us along with her early bird morning awake time and my crazy sleep schedule resulted in no times where both of us were up for a crafty session at the same time. 

Although we speak often, there has been no crafting together for a long time and it felt great to get at it again today.

My card is without a sentiment, because it lends itself to many and I can add it when I send it.  I made 6, two with thank yous that are already in their envies awaiting mailing - but I forgot to photograph them before sealing em up!!

The inspiration for the card were the colors in the mood board at Just us Girls.

The papers, dies and stamp set come from Stampin Up.

Thanks much for visiting.

Thursday, February 15, 2024



 I so meant to get this card posted yesterday.  The upside is  I get to share a photo of our day out as well.


 As we have in the last couple of years hubs and I went on a Love sign trek in Virginia.  One of our favorite beaches had 2 new loveworks installations.  ITs about a 45 minute drive so it was perfect for the afternoon.  

While hunting out the two signs, we found two more not mentioned on the VA Loveworks map. So that was a wonderful surprise. After finding and photographing them, we drove to King George and stopped at Vinny's Italian restaurant. 

They have the best pizza, and on Valentines day they'll shape it into a heart. It was a lovely day out, and it included flowers and chocolate as well...


I hope you all enjoyed a day with those you love, and doing things you love.

Thanks for stopping by.



Saturday, February 10, 2024



I spent lots of time in my craft room yesterday.  I pulled out a new set and had a play with it and my current favorite Waffle Flower Postage stamp die.  MFT makes so many cute little critter stamps that a marriage between the two works well.

I picked out 4 color card bases, and colored the exact same layout of stamps on each panel to match the card bases.  

Winter Kittens - MFT

Postage Collage Die - Waffle Flower

Sentiments - Stampin Up (they were a gift no clue to set name, but suspect it came from a paper pumpkin box.

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Friday, February 9, 2024



Recently my Dad and his wife sent me a surprise early birthday present...A Gemini foiling machine.  I had added it to my wishlist on Facebook and just a few hours later got a message from Amazon that something was on its way. I was surprised, delighted an overcome when I opened that message.

What followed is a round of shopping for hot foiling plates. One plate was perfect for Valentines. I made a handful of panels as  practice with a spellbinders hearts plate in red and pink foil.  I thought it would make a cute Valentine if it was a little card, so I cut my card bases to 1/2 of an A2 sized card. I colored a cute penguin from MFT,  and die cut a circle around it. 

I'm sending this card to As You See It , Nbus, and We love stamping.

I enjoyed working with a different size.

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Thanks much for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024



Today, I am playing along at Tic Tac Toe.  I am using the bottom row, Rose, Markers/Pencils, Embossing heat or dry.

Several ladies I follow (Michele, Marcia, Linda) have made such cute cards from Waffle Flowers' postage collage set.  I had to get it. I have the die and two stamp and stencil sets. These are fun to make and quick.

I love that one has to option to use the die cut panel all or in part. Here I chose 4 of the panels, because I wanted a portrait sized card.

Thanks so very much for visiting.



Monday, February 5, 2024


Time to get those Valentines done.

I am playing along at CAS On Friday with this Valentine.  The images are from Simon Says Stamp.

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I like sending Valentines to friends and family; and it needs to be not romantic, rather fun and a happy wish. I thought this fills the bill.

My Bloggy friend Darnell, has put together an acronym for getting the mojo going.  IDEAS... 

She plans on using it for a card the Monday of each week during the month.  If you'd like to read her post just click on the image below. I hope to play many Mondays.

 Thanks so very much for stopping by.