Monday, August 15, 2022

Manly Monday Gabe Junior year Scrapbook layout

Cindy Groh

I will update this post with his school picture. Patterned paper by Bo Bunny. Alphabet stamps by Stampin Up. The blue on blue music note stamps are from Stampibilities. 

The Cricut did all kinds of work on this layout. 1st it wrote on the vellum down the right side of the photo. 2nd the percussion is a draw and cut. 3rd it cut out the title. That G is having issues. 

Thanks for looking 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

August Calendar Layout of us at Cedar Springs Brewery

The border is be Sunborn. I put the two straight edges together and put the blue pearls border over the seam. The pretzel stamp is by Tim Holtz which I colored in with Copic markers and then inked the edges with distress ink. The beer bottle eyelet is by Eyelet Outlet. Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Manly Monday Poker BIL's Card

This is the front of the card. The crimper is by Fiskars. The little playing cards are dies by Quickutz. The patterned paper underneath the straight flush is by Tim Holtz. I'm not sure about the bottle cap but it beautifully fits in as a 10 of hearts. The alphabet stamps are by Oriental Trading Co. It's a great little set. 
And this is the inside of the card. The inside letters are Michael's. I thought it was witty
Straight Flush? Nope! 4 of a kind for our 7 card stud 
because he turned 47
But now that I read again, it's hard to understand.

This is a fabric that I used heat and bond to attach the fabric to the cardstock.
Cricut cut the four and seven.
And then I tripped on the finish line and cut the word kind in the wrong spot. It turned out fine.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Candy Cane Lane card with a double heat embossing

This card is something else. I loved doing it and I need to find a different embossing folder to try the same technique, agree? And I will take ideas/requests
There are way too many pictures but sometimes that’s the way it goes. 
The embossing folder is by We R Memory Keepers. It's a little bit longer, so that's why I could line up the design. Meaning I could do this technique because the opposite, embossed and debossed was longer and could line up. (that was a horribly long run-on sentence.) 
The embossing folder is 3" wide. Therefore, these are 3 separate pieces of cardstock. (I think I said that)
I dry embossed 2 pieces of red cardstock and I'm not sure if they are from the same manufacturer they look like two shades of red. I hate the shades of red cardstock and how they are hard to match up. I probably didn't think the idea would work. 
>Click<My cousin used to obsess over the shades of red and I would be so Rrrr, "Just pick a piece of red paper!" So one day I ran into a problem with matching reds so I fanned out the pieces of red cardstock all over my desk and took a picture. I texted her the picture and apologized for those times that she couldn't find just the right red to match her son's shirt when we were scrapbooking. She appreciated the apology. 
>Click< Back- moving on with the tour. 
Then I dry embossed a shimmery white cardstock. 
I took a red "Wet Looks" Marvy embossing marker colored it into the debossed pattern and then heat embossed it with red embossing powder.
I did the same thing for the red cardstock but in white. The embossing marker is Embossing Dual Pen 11 #81 Clear by Tsukineko and used Hero Arts white embossing powder to finish the job. 
I must say that I didn't use a powder bag before heat embossing and it shows with embossing powder everywhere. For the first time with such a technique, I'm all good with that.  
I trimmed the panel down and gave it a nice white border on the sides. The sentiment is one of Cricut's print and cut. 

This post was stupid long and way too wordy with probably many grammatical errors. This may be why I didn't want to post it. Thanks for sticking with me. Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Manly Monday stripes with square stamped border

Patterned paper is by My Mind’s Eye. Creative Memories square punch. Stampin up little stamps inside using Simon Says Stamp. Scrap paper for the sentiment. Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Calendar page July at GA (Not a USA layout)

July but not the USA-  the patterned paper companies are Making Memories, Stampin Up, and Creative Memories. Circle dies were cut with Cricut. The flowers that I fussy cut are by My Mind's Eye.
There are Stamp by The Paper Co (smile and Memories in the Making) 
The small gems are by Forever in time. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Simple Snowmen in a buckle Christmas Card

This fun stamp is from Stampin Up. I colored it with Copic markers. The rest of the card are scraps from my stash. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Pink and Red Glittery Noel Christmas Cards

The glitter paper is by Doodlebug. The Noel is by Craft Smith and the Joy is cut out from a Die Cuts with a View paper pad. Two Christmas cards are done and the glitter paper is out of my stash. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

July Calendar Layout using a former card

July Calendar 2019 and this calendar is done!!!
Bell stamp by Deep Red Stamp. It was heat embossed silver
Patterned paper by Bo Bunny. White cardstock by RE that was inked with distress ink. Star stencil is a Cricut negative with glimmer mist. Star border is by Cricut and also sprayed with glimmer mist
Star brad by Creative Imaginations.
I had a hard time finding all of my 4th of July creations. But here are a few.
Layout using the bell stamp
July fourth Calendar LO
Star Card
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty-2

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Cricut Dragonfly card with a scrap pieces background

I made the card yesterday at the same time as this one. I thought it was interesting to see the two next to each other.
The dragonfly was cut using my Cricut from the image set called Spring Fling.
I layered it to make the wings lift up a little bit.
The patterned paper that is green is unknown but the blue is by Sunborn
So the blue had been part of a glue drip accident. 
Therefore, I colored him with a flicking motion with a Crayola Brush Tip marker.
Then...I threw it in my drawer. So when I made this background from blue scraps of paper and I looked in the drawer and came across this dragonfly. So, they look okay together. I added a sentiment by Hampton Arts. Thanks for...Oh wait, there’s more...
Here are some other cards that I found when I put the word dragonfly in the search box. The cards are all different. 

 Thanks so much for looking.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Manly Monday heat embossed star, and a background made of scraps Card

Happy Fourth of July
The stamp is by Stampin Up and it was heat embossed with a blue glitter embossing powder. The sentiment is also from Stampin up. The tag and paper are unknown. Thanks for looking.
Thanks for looking.
A few links to patriotic cards.
Stand together
Vintage American Flag Atc's
American Flag

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Busy Bees with Silver Embossing Paste, honeycomb stencil background

I went digging inside the drawer and look what I found, this embossing paste honeycomb background.  
This stencil by is Tim Holtz and I applied Dreamweaver Stencil's silver embossing paste. Then the bee stamp is by Stampin Up. Its original stamp is the one in the center that has words coming out of his butt. I stamped the bee in yellow and cut off the sentiment.
 The hexagon punch is by Stampin Up. 
The center embellishment is stacking hexagons pointing up and down. Thank you for looking.
I'm entering the Stencil challenge at 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Two Lawn Fawn cards with Coffee and Tea

The patterned paper on the first card is by forever and time and the writing on the paper is by Provo craft. I cut a scallop square by Spellbinders. The sentiment die is also by Spellbinders. I bought the rectangle die cut from eBay. I inked the paper with distress ink before taking it out of the metal die.
This was the Siri dictation-husband linked with the stress sink (giggle) before taking it out of the metal. The actual coffee cup is stamped into some graph paper by Project Life. The dot for the J is a sticker by Cloud Nine.
Then the second card uses patterned paper by My Mind‘s Eye, Basic Grey, and somebody else. The die cuts are by DO Crafts, Spellbinders, and Papertrey Ink. The teacup was heat embossed in white and the steam was stamped and cut out with a matching die.
I'm entering this card(s) into the AG with dies at
Happy Little Stamper

Thanks for looking.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Floral Friday Majorie’s birthday card

The only floral is on a tiny piece of patterned paper.

I stamped the butterfly stamps that came from Dollar Tree onto cream cardstock by Cricut and I colored them in with Copic Markers. I cut them out by hand and then used pop dots to adhere to the wings.

The patterned paper in this card comes from: are you ready for this? Cardstock doesn’t count. From the top-down, My Mind’s Eye. Die cuts with a View. Provo Craft. Recollections. Strathmore watercolor paper with a random color mix. Die Cuts with a View, Provo Craft, My Mind’s Eye, and Christmas paper on them both by Anna Griffin. The sentiment is an old embossing folder. It's one of the small ones and I just inked it with distress ink.

Thank for looking.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Brown Graduation card with center PP highlight with a Copic marker

This graduation card was made with someone in mind and then I couldn't find it. So, He got a different card. The background paper is by The Paper Studio AKA Hobby Lobby. The center piece of paper is by Best Creations. The graduation caps didn't stand out enough so I traced around them with a fine tip Copic marker.  I finished the card with a few stars sequins. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Blue Weaved Alice in Wonderland card

This card is a basket weave technique with scraps of Blue and white cardstock. Not the best but it needed to get out of my drawer and get on a card. The sentiments are from Fiskars. The base is a blue glimmer cardstock is by Die Cute with a View. Thanks for looking.

This card is crazy to look at but I appreciate you coming by to look at it. HAGD

Monday, June 27, 2022

Manly Monday Graduation card for Rockford graduate, Reach for the stars

The die cuts are from Sizzix. The graduate sticker is by Sticko. Orange inks from Prima. Stars from my stash. Stamps by Clear Dollar Stamps. The Reach for Stars stamp is by  and the hockey puck die cut is an old die. Thanks for looking. Side note-I couldn’t find the card the day of the graduation and had to use one from my stash. Ugh!

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Black n White Lizard card that says This Way

It's odd that I would make 3 cards in a row that are all B&W with a color.
The patterned paper is by Studio Calico. The sentiment was made using my Cricut. The Lizard is an old stamp that I am not sure if I own anymore. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Black N White with a touch of red card

This is a coverup but I can’t remember what it was. Anyway, The border punch is by Fiskars, the white heat embossed border stamp on the left is by TPC Studio, and the sentiment is by Mama Elephant. Thanks for looking.

I'm entering

The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge, Layers

Friday, June 24, 2022

Floral Friday Congratulations card for Jade

CAS for the Happy Little Stampers challenge. 

Jade is a friend’s daughter who is graduating from high school and came over one day to make cards. She made one like this and my hubby and I both loved it so I made one for her. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

June Calendar Layout Tattoos for the great nephews

Those little boys are our great-nephews, Bennett and Cooper.
The circle in the center is actually the negative of a Cricut cut. The names are Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps. Thanks for looking. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Little boy holding his a Christmas stocking card

I finally got this kid colored in and on a card. The background paper is by K and Co. The stamp is by guessing, Close to my Heart. He’s colored in with colored pencils by Stampin Up and Faber Cassell. The sentiment is a sticker and my guess is it is by Little Yellow Bicycle. Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Manly Monday folded shirt Father’s Day card

The patterned pap is by My Mind’s Eye and the sentiment is by Stampabilities. Thank you for looking. 

Updated and husband-approved shirt…it has enamel dots by Cloud 9

Thanks for looking

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Any Occasion Cards Purple and Red donation cards

I think this is the end of the cards that I made to donate to a friend in California. The patterned paper is from Accord Publishing the cardstock is by Recollections. The butterfly and flower are die cuts from Crafter’s Companion.

This last one uses bees I cut out of a patterned paper from the Accord Publishing The patterned papers on the outsides are by Basic Grey. The sentiment stamp by Stampabilities. It is stamped on a K and Co. label
Thanks for looking. 

Lately, I haven't been thrilled with my blog. It feels like a mess. There aren't enough hours in the day to fix 3971 blog posts. I was hoping that the background change would get the fonts the same size. Nope!  It didn't work.  So, there are two options
1.) Continue pondering over it and wasting time re-doing every post since 2009.
2.)Stop worrying about it. Each day 15 people come to my blog.
I blog so my projects are all in one place. I like to look back at the cards and layouts I did in 2011. In fact, I started with didn't make cards at first. It was mostly scrapbooking and I have a lot of scrapbooking things to post. Off of my computer onto my blog.  I will finish up with one of my quotes...

It doesn't have to be perfect, It just has to be done- Cindy Groh 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

2 Cherry Sweet Cards


The cherry and pink papers are by Die Cuts with a View. The sentiment was made using my Cricut. I inked the edges of the sentiment with distress ink.

I have a few different paper companies- My Mind’s eye. Die cuts with a View. Studio G. Basic Grey. The sentiment is a die cut by Sizzix

Monday, June 13, 2022

Manly Monday more Brown paper Scraps with a deer and a present

Stamps are by Stampendous. Lots of patterned paper Mind's Eye, The Paper Loft, Provo Craft, Scenic Route. Some leftover pieces of a watercolor paper background.
This one has patterned paper by My Mind's Eye. Project Life. The embossed present in the center is by Provo Craft. I freely cut it out of the paper and inked it with distress ink. Thanks for looking,

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Sizzix Impresslits Hexagon Cut and Emboss

I used a Sizzix embossing folder on the green cardstock. I stamped and punched out a Stampin Up hexagon out of a lighter green cardstock. The hexagon fir perfectly in the largest opening. The bee stamp is also by Stampin Up. I did a sloppy fussy cut to fit in the opening. Then the next largest hexagon opened a placed the hexagon that the smallest hex provided when it cut out. That's a crazy explanation. Thanks for hanging in there with me. HAGD

Friday, June 10, 2022

Floral Friday-Happy Day Card with tag and fancy border


I received the border in a swap. The sentiment die cut is designed by Studio G and Distributed by Hampton Arts. The floral tag is by SEI. The ribbon is by American Crafts and the stapler is by Tim Holtz. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Just a Note with muted Colors and a wallpaper leaf Card

Cindy Groh
Cindy Groh

The patterned paper is by My Mind’s Eye (background) and The Paper Loft (strips). The sentiment is a die by Spellbinders. I replaced the paper dot for with a dot for the “I” by Cloud 9. The label is made of chipboard and I painted it with Ranger’s gold distress paint and put Perfect Pearls on top of it. The leaf die is by Stampendous. The two leaves are unique for I cut one cut out of cardstock and one out of a wallpaper sample. Thanks for looking.
Happy Little Stamper challenge
Anything goes with dies

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

June Calendar Layout Kids in the Foam Pit

This is such a bright layout but the papers match the foam in the pit. The title is from my Cricut. The vellum sentiment is unknown. There are many scraps of paper. The blue/purple cardstock is from Craft Smith (Michael's). [Is it blue or is it purple? that is the question. lol]
The orange papers have a little more to them. The polka dot paper is by Papertrey Ink. The orange paper on the bottom row from left to right  I have a feeling that the first paper has something on it. The second orange paper is dry embossed with little squares, like the foam in the pit. The last orange paper is stamped with a border stamp by Simon Says Stamp. It's a tone-on-tone looking thing. Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Pink with Gold Thread Card

The new dies I bought from Amazon came together and I die cut them together  I got the idea to wrap the gold thread around the edges. The final card is wider than your standard A2 card that I usually make. The center die cut is by Spellbinders and dry embossed with a Darice embossing folder. I lightly inked the pattern with Distress Oxide. The sentiment was sprayed with Glimmer Mist before being cut out. Thanks for looking.