Saturday, April 27, 2024



I needed a graduation card, and I have few things to make them.  So I went with something different and I love the card. I've mostly made masculine cards, but this one is quite girly.

I started with a die cut piece and the Darice EF with the mortarboards. I recently picked up SU's Dainty Delight stamp and die set.  I die cut in green one of the extras in the die set and stamped, colored and die cut the main sprig of blooms. One of the sentiments in the die set was stamped and die cut and popped into the top of the sprig. I added a second SU sentiment at the bottom of the card.  

I am sending this off to: Can you handle the pressure  (Femine) and Tic Tac Toe. (left column)

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Monday, April 22, 2024



I really dislike making sympathy cards when needed.  So I try to make a few ahead and hope they'll stay in my stash a very long time. Unfortunately my stash is empty and I have need of a card. So I made two.

I used a Stampin Up set (Splendid Thoughts) that's been sitting waiting to be used for quite a while. I used Altenew's pool ink and a Bg13 copic marker to add some more color to the leaves. Some SSS Audrey Blue card stock, along with SU Basic Gray Cardstock. The sentiment comes from another SU set and is white embossed on the die from the set. I also chose two dies to cut to add to the stamped images.

I find the colors soothing. I am going to send this to Darnell's NBUS gallery.

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Sunday, April 21, 2024



Its a bit drippy here today after lots of bright sunny warm days in a row. Fortunately I LOVE the rain.

This card is going to AAA Card Challenge, with the option of anniversary.

 Colored with pencils, this wreath was a stamp off gift from my friend Peggy. I added the foiled sentiment from Spellbinders. A quick card in the brides favorite colors.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024


 Hello Again,

We spent a week in Ohio to see the folks.  We were also there for the eclipse, it was amazing. The first one I have seen looking at the sun.  I had left over glasses from our trip to Utah in October, where we saw a 85% eclipse.

Monday was spent with laundry and Tuesday will filling the cupboards and fridge.  Today is more laundry and finally some crafty time.  I feel like its been forever...

Today's card will be visiting Seize the Birthday (with toppings) and CAS on Friday (Spring).

The bloom comes from Ellen Hutson's Pressing Thoughts, and the sentiment is from Pink Fresh.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024



A quick share today. 

A friend sent along the leafy die with a birthday card, and I love it. It will be making many card appearances.  This card is a bit smaller than a2, once I finished the main panel I thought it was to empty at the I lopped off the scallops.  It felt more balanced afterwards.  I am quite happy with it.

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Friday, April 5, 2024



I got a wonderful surprise in the mail from my friend Hilary. Its a stamp and die set from Uniko, Butterflies.  She also has the set so we decided to do joint posts today each using the set to make our cards.


I used only the small butterfly image, stamped and embossed on vellum in silver.  I die cut them and also backers for the vellum in the turquoise/aqua card stock I used as the base. They were layered up and I added similar color pearls over the "body".  I added layers of silver and the turquoise/aqua card stock to create the focal panel.

I also silver embossed the sentiment included in the set "Butterflies drift in the gentle breeze in and English country garden. 

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