Tuesday, April 20, 2021

No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Card

The Facebook group that I am in had a card request for a sick tween.

The die-cut was cut out with my Cricut. I inked the edges with distress ink. 
Funny now but not at the time, I lost a banana after I changed the image to a different size. Ugh! Are you kidding me? I was going to go without it but it drove me nuts and I had to find a way to make a new one. You could say it drove me bananas...but it’s not that funny.
The sentiment was also created with my Cricut using my pens. Love that feature.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Manly Monday Cars on the road cards

Today I have a set of little boy type cards 

The car stamps are by Close to my Heart 
The border stamp by The Paper Co.
And the words are from a different stamp set by The Paper Co.

I inked the blue sky with distress ink 

The patterned papers are from my stash. Feels good to use up scraps.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sending A Happy Hello Grey and Yellow card

Something different for me, this card is size 5 x 6.5

The larger flowers are by Prima.
The small paper flowers are by Recollections. The paper is thicker than cardstock but not as thick as chipboard. There is a dab of glitter in the center.

The sentiment is made up with a Lawn Fawn “Sending” stamp and a Hero Arts “A happy hello“ stamp.

The rectangle die-cut is one I bought off of eBay. I inked the inside with distress ink.

The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View 

I will be donating this card
The sentiments are a perfect thinking of you type card.

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Cinderella’s Make a Wish Card

Every little girl wants to be a “princess”.
 I would ask Kate Middleton what it’s like to be one. 
I don’t think it’s what little girls think it is.
But I could be wrong. 


The Cinderella stamp is by Inkadinkado
I colored her in with Copic markers 

After I cut the image down to a square, I used a corner rounder by Creative Memories to round the corners.

The sentiment is an epoxy sticker from my baby boy folder. 

The label die-cut and matching stamp is by Clearly Besotted 

The embossing folder is by Sizzix 

The yellow vellum is from my stash.

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Friday, April 16, 2021

A Single Flower in a Mushroom card

This single flower in this card makes me think of the single rose in Beauty and the Beast. Even though my flower is not a rose and is inside a mushroom and not glass, basically they are nothing alike, the card makes me think of the movie Beauty and the Beast. Lol (that probably made absolutely no sense to anyone but me lol)

The flower stamp is by Lawn Fawn. I colored it in with Copic markers and then fussy cut it out.

The sentiment and the circle stamp around it are by American Crafts 

The die-cut frames are negatives from a Cricut cut. The mushroom was cut out using my Cricut.

The patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket and Basic Grey

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

For Your Daily Grind Card

I’m using a background that has been sitting in a drawer. 

The stamps used in this card are by Mystamp Box. I colored in the images with Copic markers.

I made the background paper by using a stencil from The Crafters Workshop 
The blue medium, is powdered chalk mixed with paint on watercolor paper by Strathmore.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Smaller Pink flower card

The flower stamp is by Stampin Up 
I colored it in with Coppic markers and fussy cut it out to leave a white edge around the flower.
The corners are rub-ons by Colorbok 
The diecuts are by Spellbinders with the polkadot patterned paper by Papertrey Ink
This is a smaller based card by Coredinations

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Manly Monday Robot card And a School picture Scrapbook Layout

I have a funny boy card.

The inside says: 

Have a happy birthday.

The robot is a digital stamp that I colored in with Copic markers.
The sentiment stamp is unknown. 
I bought from Tuesday Morning and the packaging was removed.

The die-cut Martha Stewart

The letter "U" is a Cricut cut
And the exclamation point is a sticker.

Today this guy turns 18. He hasn’t changed much. 
Check out the layout on yesterday’s post (April 11, 2021)
For a recent picture of him. 
He’s just a little dude in his 6th grade picture
The "years old' Stamps are Lawn Fawn Harold.
The "2014" stickers are by Echo Park

The die-cut Stars-Unknown
The number 11 are Quickutz dies
The white pen is by Uni-Ball Signo Broad
The patterned paper is unknown.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Dan and Gabe Christmas card 2020

I have another Gabe scrapbook layout for today. It is a before and after layout.
I used jute by Tim Holtz. I  wrapped it around the corners of the 2020 paper. I then used foam adhesive behind that piece.

The 2020 are Quickutz dies
The green foliage on the second layout, is a die-cut by Gina Marie 

The tree patterned paper is by Craft Smith. The center stripes paper is a Bazzill 6x6 and then the reddish background paper is unknown. It’s old.

I decided to add his age to the Christmas card layouts.
Stamped letters in the circle is by Lawn Fawn.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Background Pattern made from Spellbinders die-cuts Hello Card

I wanted to use up these small die-cuts that have been in my stash for quite a while now.  I came up with this way to use them as my own patbackground.

The die-cuts are by Spellbinders 

The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn

The only die cut that uses pattern paper is in the middle 
And that patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Happy Birthday Stampin Up set Orange cards

On this first card, all of the die-cuts are by Spellbinders except the matching punch to the stamp.

The orange patterned paper in the background, is actually two die-cuts side by side yet they overlapped.

The strip of paper down the center was the product of messing around one day with distress inks, background stamps, and water

On the second card, the presents border stamp is probably by Cloud 9 which is Fiskars
I colored it with different colored distress markers before stamping it onto the white cardstock.

The die-cut behind the sentiment is by Spellbinders.
I used the matching punch to the sentiment 

The patterned paper is by Making Memories.

I'm using this old birthday stamp set by Stampin Up to justify its presence in my craft room

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Brown Birthday stamp set

This is the same stamp set as Monday
The birthday stamp is by Stampin Up 
I used the matching punch to punch it out. 
The die cut behind the stamp is by Spellbinders 
I think the pattern paper is by My Mind’s Eye

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Manly Monday Happy Birthday Blue cake card

I have a simple birthday card today 
The cake stamp is by Stampin Up

The die-cut is by Spellbinders
The border punch is by Fiskars

The patterned paper is by Studio G

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

I am the light of the world John 8:12 Happy Easter cards

My last Easter cards for the season.

The stamp is by Biblical Impressions 

The sentiment is part of the stamp

I colored the image with distress ink  

I forgot to take a picture of the card I made with this image.
I include all of the cards I made at the end of the post 

The patterned paper is by Studio G.

I really like this Pencil Eraser card

I found these Easter cards

A few more Easter cards 

Easter layout

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Cricut Egg Die-Cut Cards and frame

There are some cards that you make and when you look at them later with new eyes, all you can do is wrinkle your nose and shake your head. That’s me with these first 2 cards. 

I didn’t send this card out because you can’t really tell that the yellow part in the middle is an egg. Which is something I explain in the last project.

The die-cuts are from my Cricut 

The patterned paper is by Doodlebug. 

The second card uses a stamp with 
3 eggs on it by Studio G
I masked the eggs with Inkadinkado masking paper and colored them in with Copic Markers and colored pencils 

The sentiment is a die-cut by Cricut on the Holiday Cakes cartridge

Last thing,
My plan was to create these three frames for my bathroom. I made the two and became frustrated that I couldn’t get the frames to stay on the wall. So, I left the remnants of a third frame on the shelf with the three frames and then I asked my husband for help. He brought me into the bathroom to show me how to hang the frames for the next season. It was at that time that I saw how he used the leftover pieces that were on the shelf to finish the last frame for me. 
He had the back of one egg left which is why the first card in this post does not have an egg back like these ones. I still don’t know where the solid colored egg is.

I like his frame better than mine. Lol.

I’m entering the Bitten By the Bug Easter challenge 

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Easter basket cards

For today's three cards, I used the same basket stamp from a dollar basket at Michael’s (no pun intended)

I colored it in with colored pencils and Copic markers 

I inked the edges with yellow distress ink.

And then adhered it to the card with a piece of foam in order to be the height of the chipboard corner pieces that are by Making Memories 
The patterned paper is by Scrap Happy 

The second card, 
The die cut is by Sizzix 
The ribbon is by Offray 
I weaved the ribbon thru the holes on the scallop edges of the oval scallop die-cut to create this image. 
Something different for me but kind of cute.
The pattern paper is by Doodlebug 

For the third card, I used pattern paper by Imaginisice and a border sticker by Doodlebug 
Besides cardstock, that’s all for this card.

Quick side note: I’m disappointed in the card stock used on the third's card base. 
The card will not stay standing up. It just slides open.

I hate to say it and pay for it but it’s time to invest in a heavier weight card stock for my horizontal card bases.

I included this picture of all three cards made with the same stamp. The comparison is interesting to see the different looks you can achieve with the same stamp.

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

More Realistic Easter Lily from yesterday's post Cards

I’m still posting Easter cards 
Both of these two cards use a stamp is from SNP and are colored in with Copic markers with a little bit of colored pencils  

The sentiment is by Hero Arts
The brads are by Doodlebug. 
The label die-cut is by Spellbinders
The patterned paper of the label is by Making Memories 

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Easter Lilies cards

Wednesday Easter cards.

The stamp Stampin Up. 

I colored the stamp with distress markers.

The sentiment is by Hero Arts that is on a Spellbinders die-cut

The Cricut yellow open scallops frame die-cut is a Cricut cut and 2 1/4 frame from When I was a Kid
Eyemask Shift

The patterned paper is from my stash 

I’m entering the Bitten By the Bug Easter challenge 

The sentiment is by Stampin Up 

The die-cut is by Studio 112

The patterned paper is by Making Memories and Poppy stamps 

The die-cut is by Sizzix 
The sentiment is by Hero Arts 
I cut the pennant myself.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Easter Bunny cards

Bunnies are in my yard and now on my cards.

For the first three cards, I use a bunny stamp by Stamp N Plus Scrapping.
I colored it in with Copic markers 

The sentiment stickers are by SRM Stickers

The die-cuts:
Square by Sizzix-I inked the inside with distress ink and the Oval by Cricut 

The patterned paper is by The Paper Studio (I love the pretty egg colors)

My second bunny card, it was cut out with a Sizzix square die and inked on the inside with distress ink.

The background paper is by Making Memories 

The sentiment is a Imaginisice stamp stamped onto a Spellbinders die cut 
That cardstock is by Bazzill 
The ribbon is by Offray 

The bunny sticker is by Remenisice and the Sunday sticker is by Doodlebug. 

For my third card, The journal sticker with the carrot is by Reminisce

The die-cut behind the bunny is from Spellbinders 

The patterned paper is by Making Memories (orange)
Doodlebug (white with words)

For my fourth card I used an unknown digital stamp with the sentiment. 
It is layered onto a Spellbinders die cut.

The egg eyelets are by Eyelet Outlet 

The grass die-cut is by K and Co 

The ribbon is by Offray.

The patterned paper is by Doodlebug and The Paper Studio 

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Manly Monday Joe in 3rd Grade in Germany Layout

Sorry I’m late. I was working on Easter cards, which you will see the rest of this week.

I also want to make a disclaimer. I’ve been editing this post for over an hour. There may be poor wording and punctuation. I tried. Lol

Here we go!

I have an old layout of my FIL as a child in Obervac, Yugoslavia where he was born and lived until 1953 at which time he and his parents came to America. They settled down and made roots in Detroit, MI where my FIL's parents lived until his father’s death. 

My MIL was born and raised in East Detroit, MI. She met and dated my FIL in high school. He was two grades ahead of her. A few years after the two were married in 1961 they moved to Grand Rapids, MI for a job opportunity for him with the IRS.

The "May 1949" stamps are by Close to my Heart

The arrow sticker pointing out my FIL is by Becky Higgins

The die- cuts are by Cricut (for the 3rd) and Quickutz (word grade)

The patterned papers are by K and I Memories, Die Cuts with a View, and Colorbok

I’m entering this layout into not a card challenge at 

The Male Room

Next, is the opposite side of this layout is a pocket page with some information about the family.

If you look at the bottom right pocket, you will see the photo of Joe and Opa with words next them. Those were the words written on the back picture.

So what I did to preserve this part of the family’s story is, I scanned the  backside of the photo and then printed it on photo paper to place next to the photo. Problem is, I’m not sure how to tell people looking at the scrapbook what that is. 

I’m open for suggestions. I started doing this early on with my MIL’s photos because honestly having old photos that are labeled are hard to come by.

The problem with my FIL's pictures, many of them are written in German.

You know what, Oh well. I think it's pretty cool and I hope the next generation will too. (And maybe learn German. Lol)

Here are the two layouts side by side. They sort of match each other. To me sort of is close enough.

I will now share with you my own personal quote:

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

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Deep Red Stamps Garden Doorway Cards

The stamp is by Deep Red Stamps and is called

Each doorway is heat embossed with a different color of embossing powder. 
From left to right: copper, silver, and gold onto watercolor paper
I used distress inks and a water pen to color in the images

I used distress ink on the backgrounds too
The brick embossing folder is by Darice.

I tried to add that ribbon and it turned into a pain. 
I taped the ribbon down and it turned funny. Ugh!
So I glued jute down each side of the ribbon.
So dumb.
The whole ribbon thing was not necessary.
The card was great just the way it was. 

The sentiment stickers are by K and Co.is by

This photo below shows the difference in the colors of each the embossing powders 

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