Sunday, February 28, 2021

Hopes and Dreams Grad


Hello! Today I have a graduation card to share with you. That time of year will be here again before you know it. I love using this sentiment (from Creative Vision) for graduation cards. I also like to pair it with butterflies for a more feminine card. I found this beautiful water color feel/look paper at Hobby Lobby. Love it so much i used a whole 8 1/2x 11 sheet and made like 6 different cards. I may have also went back and got a few more sheets?! My one niece graduates this year and I want to have some extra cards on hand in case she wants some for her friends?! She's already hit me up for some Thank you cards for her teacher's. That's it for today thanks for stopping by and enjoy whats left of your weekend! It's been a rainy one here but guess that's better than snow? List of challenges is listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~

Tuesday Morning Sketches ~ TMS#594

A Gem of A Craft Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday ~ Feminine

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Cat Sympathy


Hello! Today I have a CAS cat sympathy card to share with you. I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the Our Daily Bread Designs Cat Sympathy set (although now I think that company must go by another name?!) and added a cat die cut from Cottage Cutz. Finished it off with some nail heads in the corners of the sentiment. Just looked to naked without. I struggle to do CAS! Less isn't more to me?! Ha ha ha Well thats it for now short and sweet! Thanks for stopping by. Challenges are listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~

The Paper Players ~ CAS Feline Fine

Incy Wincy Designs ~ Animal and/or add buttons

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Gingham Blues

Hello! Cutting this one to the wire. Ready for Spring? I sure am!! The weather lately sure makes it hard for my outdoor photos, had to sweep the snow of my rock wall first! When I saw the Tuesday Morning sketch this past week I knew I had to play along. My card uses a gorgeous 3D flower sticker. Have you been to the Dollar Tree recently? They sure have some NICE craft stuff. These stickers get me every time. You'll be seeing a lot more in the future I'm sure. Added a heat embossed sentiment from my bag of ready to use extras and a couple of mini white brads. Pretty quick and simple but oh so pretty i think?! Thats all for now thanks for stopping by and hope to see ya again soon!! Challenges are listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~

Tuesday Morning Sketches ~ Sketch #592

Seize the Birthday ~ Anything goes/Optional hearts

Little Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Anything goes

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Kitty Love


Hello I'm back with yet another Valentine card! I found this sheet of paper at Hobby Lobby and just had to use it right away. This card looked much better in person. The weather has been making it hard to get out for good pictures. Sure has been "snowy" the past week or two! Guessing we've been spoiled by all the milder winters we've had the past few years. Dug out and oldie my MS heart border punch! I like it but it will sadly only work on very thin card stock or paper. Guessing that's probably why you can no longer get them? That and everything is now dies which do take up much less room I guess?! Anyway thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!! Challenges are listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~

Try Stampin on Tuesday ~ Sketch #456

Crafty Catz ~ Anything goes

Color Throwdown ~ #629

Friday, February 12, 2021



Hello!! Today I have another Valentine card to share with you! This one I'll be giving to my hubby! This Penny Black kitty reminds me of our 2 newest babies. I colored the image with my Copic markers, fussy cut it and popped it up. I used a mixture of die cut and stamped hearts to make/build my collage. Added a banner sentiment and some rhinestones to finish it off. You'll be seeing more of this kitty/image as I used it for all my other Valentine's this year too! LOVE Penny Black!! I added a picture of my sleeping angels but don't let that fool you they aren't always this quiet/calm!  That's it for now thanks for stopping by and have a great day! List of challenges is listed below. 

 ~ Challenges ~ 

Double D Challenge ~ Valentine Love

Cuttlebug Mania ~ Put an Animal on it (Hearts and banner die, embossing folders)

Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ Anything Goes optional Paper Piecing

The Paper Shelter ~ Decorate it! (hearts and rhinestones)

House that Stamps built ~ theme/Love

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Puppy Love



Hello!! Today I have a Valentine card I made for my youngest son. This Impression Obsession image reminds me so much of his puppy Quiche! My son is currently in his 2nd year of Veterinary school. His dream since like the 2nd grade. So proud of him! I just LOVE the colors on this card. Need to use it more often. That's it for today short and sweet! Hope to get another one or two blog posts scheduled for the week. Wish me luck as I have been dealing with a kitten on my lap/keyboard this whole blog post! Mom sits they must be on my lap too! Love them to death though and hope they are still so snuggly when they get big. Thanks for stopping by! List of challenges used is below.

 ~ Challenges ~

Crafty Friends ~ Animals/Birds

Crafty Gals Corner ~ Add a Heart

The Paper Players ~ Hearts and/or Stars

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Daisy Mosaic


Hello! Once again I seem to have made a mostly "die cuts" card? I was going thru stuff laying on my desk and found this Daisy Mosaic die cut that I had cut out months ago! It's from Creative Expressions and it's a bit of a odd size. After I cut it out I wasn't sure what to do with it and just laid it aside and forgot about it but the current Freshly made sketch inspired me with how to use it! I LOVE how this turned out!! I foresee more cards in different colors and sentiments in my future! Maybe switch out the dragonflies for butterflies?! My dragonflies are from a punch.  I added some black nailheads to the flower centers. Anyone know where to buy these at? I used to get them at AC Moore's. Miss that store! Gonna miss using them when my stash is gone. They are so nice for mailing compared to brads and rhinestones ect. My sentiment is heat embossed. I don't remember of hand who it's by? It's a wooden stamp that i picked up at one of the box stores. It was cut out with a Stamps of Life stitched rectangle die. Thats it for now thanks for stopping by! Challenges are listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~

Freshly Made Sketches ~ Sketch #470

A Gem of a Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas ~ Frame it

Crafty Creations ~ Anything Goes

House that Stamps Built ~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Birthday Corgi


Hello! Finally made some time to get back in the craft room! Been a little busy lately with my new fur babies!! We got 2 new kittens the day before Thanksgiving. Meet Butterball and Buttercup! I forgot how much fun kittens are, been like 11 years since we had babies in the house. I've been soaking up all the kitten snuggles I can get. I'm posting some of the pictures from when they were about 2 months or so old. Will post more recent ones soon. They are growing so fast! Aren't they adorable??!

Okay now to the real reason your here, my card! I borrowed this adorable Corgi set from a friend. It's from the Stamps of Life. It has the cutest sentiments to go along with it. I didn't use one of them on this card but you will see them in the future! I borrowed this set because I have a niece who LOVES Corgi's and I want to make her some special cards. She'll be 18 soon and she graduates this year too. I heat embossed my image and than colored it with my Copic markers. It's been ages since i colored with them. I'm going to have to get my refills out as some of my markers are getting a little dry. Seems I have been on a mainly die cut only card making mode lately? Felt good to color again although I felt a bit rusty! I fussy cut the image and added a few punched balloons with some pretty bakers twine to match. I think it turned out cute?  Always good to add some "boy" cards to the stash. That's it for now, thanks so much for stopping by! Hopefully I'll stay in the grove and keep making and posting cards! List of challenges is listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~

The Paper Players ~ Sketch # PP525

Crafty Creations ~ Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter ~ Birthday

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

For Someone Special


Hello! I was looking thru my stash for something to make some quick cards with and came across some tags I had made a few years ago and never used! This one ended up working perfectly for the Inlay Die Cut challenge I saw over on SCS. Love how this one turned out! The color of the rhinestones matches MUCH better than the photo shows. Not sure why they look so dark?  Anyway that's it for now thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

 ~ Challenges ~

Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Challenges ~ Day 15 "M" Mittens

SCS Falliday Fest ~ InLay Die Cut

Creative Craft Cottage ~ Christmas/Winter

Crafts Galore ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

CAS Christmas


Hello! I have a quick and CAS card to share with you today. I so struggle with these. It looks so plain to me and I keep wanting to add more/something?! I did add some gold pearls as a dot to the "i" and the center of the large star at the top. It does look so much better than the picture shows though. That's it for now but I'm working on more cards so check back again soon!

 ~ Challenges ~

Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Challenges ~ Day 8 Letter "G" Greeting, Green, and Gold

CAS(E) this Sketch ~ Sketch #398