Thursday, December 08, 2022

Peace and Dove Rub-On Christmas card

This is a very simple card but I like the way it turned out. The image is a rub-on by Fancy Pants. The sentiment die is by Clearly Besotted. I cut it out of 3 different colors and then offset it so each color can be seen. Thanks for looking. I'm entering the Holiday cheer challenge at

Simon Says Stamp

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

December calendar layout with F and A.

F is Fletcher and A is Annora. It’s a joke their Dad has with hubby and friends. I did a train card that is linked right here  

The green background paper is by Bo Bunny. The border at the bottom is by Die Cuts with a View. I stamped out their names. Thanks for looking 

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Vintage Style Merry Christmas card with a Rub-on

This card came together so quickly. The die cut is by Spellbinders. I inked it with distress ink before removing it from the die. The sentiment is a rub-on by Bo Bunny. The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye. Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 05, 2022

Manly Monday Mini Card in a Card using Tim Holtz stamps

These pictures represent winters in Michigan.

The three blueprints images are stamps by Tim Holtz. I stamped them onto his watercolor cardstock and colored them in with his distress ink refills and a water pen by him before I  inked the edges with distress ink, by him. The patterned paper is by My Mind’s Eye but idk about the paper that makes the extra fold. The Kraft cardstock card base is from The Paper Studio. The border punch on the front of the card is by Martha Stewart. Thanks for looking.

I'm entering this card into the

Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge

Sunday, December 04, 2022

Pink and Red snowman Christmas card

Hi. For my card today I used, Best Creations patterned papers, three different dies, two coloring mediums, and one sentiment stamp. So the dies are by Gina Marie in red, a Spellbinders die for my image, and an unknown die in black, The Spellbinders paper was inked with distress ink before I removed it from the die. The snowman is by Deep Red Stamps. I black heat embossed it and colored it in with powdered chalk mixed with paint and watercolor pencils by Stampin Up. I was able to smooth out the pencil lines with a water pen. The warm wishes sentiment is a stamp by Hero Arts.
I'm entering the 
Simon Says Stamp Anything goes challenge
I started doing this challenge more regularly about a month ago. I don't always make the card before the challenge ends. but that's okay because I use challenges as a way to spark my creativity or make me use supplies that I have. Last week's challenge was "not a card". I would have liked to use the challenge to get going on my calendars but Christmas cards took precedents. I will say that one of the recent challenges was to use foil and I finally pulled out the foil that had been in my stash for over a year. I'm not doing the challenges for the $25 prize because if I was I would get it done and linked up before the challenge expired. 
 I started thinking about how if I won the gift card that I would love to gift it to someone that doesn't have a lot of supplies and/or money to buy supplies. I have plenty of stuff but not everyone does.
So, I've decided that that's my new goal, Do the challenge, blog about it and link up before the challenge expires. Wish me luck and thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 03, 2022

Sparkly Christmas tree Patterned Paper Card

The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View. I fussy cut out one of the trees from the paper and adhered it with foam squares on the bottom right corner. The red paper is a scrap and the sentiment is not from my collection. Thanks for looking.

Friday, December 02, 2022

Floral Friday Green n Yellow Birthday card

The embossing folder by Stampin Up. Background stamp from Hero Arts. Yellow label is by Sizzix and the stamp is by The Paper Studio and the enamel dots by Colorbok. Thanks for looking.
I'm entering the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge

Thursday, December 01, 2022

Gingerbread man on a Twisted Easel Card

The stamp and powdered chalk are from Stamp N Plus (closed). The polka dot background is a Hero Arts stamp in pink Umbrella ink. The darker pink border on the side of the card is washi tape. The sentiment was computer generated. The little pink flower is a hair button. Thanks for looking. Here are a few other Gingerbread people cards: 
I'm entering the 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

November Calendar Layout Sport coat night

The glass stamp is by Paper Smooches. The alphabet dies are by Quickutz. The left side vellum is from Hobby Lobby. This layout is from the cottage calendar. I made a card with this vellum. Martini Card, and a card with the stamp set. Cheers. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Christmas tree with Tinsel card





This card came from a group of cards I made RIGHT HERE. This one was an extra that I cut. I put Glossy Accents on the bulbs and two of them were torn off. I wanted to fix my mistake and came up with the idea to cover the holes with garland. The idea of blue garland was unappealing but did it anyway. I’m so glad I did because I love the results. Thanks for looking.


Monday, November 28, 2022

Manly Monday Wisconsin Sympathy or thinking of you card

The stamp is by Stampin Up and idk about papers. I acquired them on a trip to Wisconsin. I think they are perfect for a guy thinking of you. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

All about the Sentiment Christmas card

The patterned paper is by Stampin Up and Dies Cuts with a View. The sentiment is from a store bought card.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

A Christmas Tree made From circles card


 Years ago I found a free digital set of circles that I downloaded and printed out. Then I used a Creative Memories circle punch to cut them out. I finally pulled them out and this is what I came up with. Another Christmas tree card. Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Floral Friday Same background stamp 3 different cards


The patterned paper by Sunborn. The die cuts are by Spellbinders (dahlias). The center die cut was sprayed with a glimmer mist by Tattered Angels. The other flowers are by Creative Memories. The background stamp is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

November Calendar Layout 3 couples in TN


The patterned paper behind the photo is silver paper by Creative Memories. The brick background is dry embossed. I added distress ink so that it resembled the background in the picture. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

To and From Christmas cards

I used a Gina Marie stencil with distress ink to make the background so I could join the Simon says Stamp challenge.
Thanks for looking 

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Nativity Scene Up-Cycled ornament card

I made this card at a different time than the other card using the same upcycled ornament on this blog post upcycled ornament card. The patterned paper is by Bazzill. The Eyelet is by Making Memories. The twine is by Martha Stewart.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Floral Friday Happy birthday card in Pink, black and Kraft

This lovely birthday card uses a stamp from SNP on Oriental Trading Co kraft cardstock. I inked the edges with distress ink. The patterned paper is by Bazzill. The mat under the kraft cardstock was a new technique I tried. It was this Lisa's Stamp Studio. I think this link will take you right to the technique and bypass you from what I would say is "buy my products" jumbo.  If not 3:33 is close to when she starts. You can't really see much of the background, which was on purpose for this particular color family. I  have papers staring at me that you can see the technique done in other colors that came out so much better. Caution**Be careful in how much alcohol you allow to get on your hands. My hands are dry and cracked to the point where I can't bend my fingers without the skin on my knuckles, yes plural, knuckles busting open. Here’s a card using the same paper. To You 2014
Anyway have a great day and thank you for looking.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Final Christmas tree

(Here's a little background of this image & First two cards.)
Do you remember how a friend of hubby’s uncle put his Mom into a nursing home? When they cleaned her house they gave me a huge amount of Christmas stamps? I was so lucky that she was a stamper. I was given all of her stamps as well as already stamped images. She had a big stash of embellishments. This tree image is one of those embellishments that 
she started and never finished. Hopefully, she’s looking down from heaven with a smile on her face seeing her things beings used and not thrown away.
The tree was stamped and colored in so I wanted a blended sky background with stressing and an ink blending tool.  splashed on water droplets to that background. The background paper is scraps from my cardstock. Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Fall Colors with leafy dry embossed background card


I found this beautiful background in “the drawer”. It’s dry embossed with a Darice embossing folder. I covered the background with Distress Oxide and sprayed it with Dylusions Shimmer Spray. I wrapped the rust-colored ribbon down the center of the embossed background and secured it around the backside. Then on top of the ribbon is a piece of patterned paper by The Paper Studio. I used my Cricut to cut out the sentiment. The leaves and the die cut in the center are by Spellbinders. Thanks for looking.

I’m entering Crafty Cats anything goes birthdays. 

Monday, November 14, 2022

Manly Monday Silhouette Grass Background card

I used the same Hero Arts Stamp from last week. It's called Silhouette Grass. I stamped and inked it with brown and blue. Then I heat-embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder. Thanks for looking. 
Same background stamp
More recent card using the same Stampin 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Gray busy fancy birthday card

There’s way too much going on with this card. The background stamp and ink are by Hero Arts. The die cuts are by Spellbinders. The bottom layer is a recycled wallpaper sample and the rhinestones are by Want2Scrap. Then the patterned paper is grrrr idk. I know what the pattern on the other side looks like. The flourish is a rub-on and the sentiment is a sticker. Thanks for looking.

Happy little stampers-birthday 

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Friend layout pictures from a crop in 2008

This is an old layout that was hanging out in my drafts. All of the paper is by Die Cuts with a View. Circle shapes were cut out using the Creative Memories cutting system. The flowers are from Oriental Trading Co. The date alphabets are by Lawn Fawn. The journal box and the rhinestones were picked up at Michael’s. Thanks for looking. 

Friday, November 11, 2022

Floral Friday Up cycled Granddad Rose Card

I couldn’t decide which picture I liked most so I included both.
I found it interestingly strange that this flower came from a store bought card for a granddad. The title of a  granddad is also something I’ve never heard of anyone referring to the their grandpa. Idk. I fussy cut the flower out of the said card. I inked the edges of the patterned paper with distress ink. The patterned paper and die cut are from a new to me brand. Thanks for looking.
Thinking of you at Simon says Stamp

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Deep Red stamps Dove of Peace in Gold card

The dove the world is by Deep Red Stamps. I colored with Copic markers. Border punch by Fiskars. The ribbon is by Pebbles and the gold paper is by Creative Memories. Enamel dots by Gina Marie. Thanks 
Anything Christmas atHoly Ivy Christmas
Anything goes Christmas at Hazel’s Christmas
Anything goes Christmas at12 months of Christmas


Calendar Layout The Paper Loft products


2019 Cottage Nov- Mountain man
Paper by The Paper Loft and Creative Memories photo mat with a recycled card under that. The double axe die cut with my Cricut. 
Title letters are stickers of wood and branches by Provo Craft (Old school!). I wrote with a distress marker
Thanks for looking

Monday, November 07, 2022

Manly Monday backgammon style background card

I found some scraps and thought they would look nice on a card. It reminds me of a backgammon board. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 05, 2022

Christmas cards Cricut Print N Cut

These images were made with Cricut's Print and Cut option. That is the extent of my knowledge of these 4 cards since I made them for a friend to send out. Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 04, 2022

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Hope You are Back on Your Paws Soon Card


I really like this card. I found the dog stamp by Stamp n Plus and colored with Copic markers, in the images drawer. Behind the dog is a Creative Memories sticker. Behind the Creative Memories sticker is a chiffon ribbon. Behind the chiffon ribbon is a white piece of cardstock that was dry embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, inked with Distress Ink, and sprayed with a gold shimmer spray.