Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween Cards

This first one I used a background stamp by Deep Red Stamps Leaves Background stamps
I stamped it with multiple distress inks and sprayed it with water before and placing the paper onto the stamp instead stamp to paper. I inked the edges with distress ink.
The sentiment is a Cricut die-cut
The ribbon and brad are from my stash.

The only thing I can say about the second card is the pumpkin is a store-bought quilled embellishment from EK Success and the jute that is fuzzy and wrapped around the bottom is also by EK Success.

I found some other Halloween cards when I was looking to see if I had posted a certain card.


Pumpkin tutorial

Crazy busy card

My nephew at the Halloween Store

Thanks for looking

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Halloween Frame needs some help

Thanks for coming to see my crea8tion
This frame is made with multiple cards and some embellishments that were given to me in a trade.
The only card I could find to link back to is the skull. If you can find any of these cards, comment with the date the card was posted and I'll send you a goodie bag.
However, not all of the frames are cards. I'm going to try to explain which are cards and which are not.

There are 4 rows of 2 frames.
Bottom two are cards-Find them
Next row up, left is a card to find. right is not.
Next row up, left is a card to find. right has already been found.
Top row, Left is not a card right is a card to find.

Thanks for looking
Here are some other cards used in the frame
Skull Halloween

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Scary Tree Stamp Cards

I used this scary tree stamp by Deep Red Stamps for 2 different cards

Deep Red Stamps Scary Tree Stamp

I created the background blending distress inks and on a piece of cardstock with an Inkadinkado masking paper as the moon.
I spritzed with water.
I stamped the tree with black ink and colored it in with distress ink and a Fantstick.

**Scroll down because this card gets better.

My second card
I heat embossed the tree with gold embossing powder and colored it in with Copic markers before fussy cutting it out. The background die-cut is by Sizzix. The polka dot paper is the negative of the die-cut.

BUT I thought they were very blah 
So then I added to them:
 Sequin stars are unknown
The sticker letters that are a tree shape are by Prove Craft. They are very old.
The eyes in the OO's are from the dollar store

This one has the same stars and eyes on one of the headstones.
The pumpkin is by Jolee's.
The circle number stickers on the pumpkin are unknown.

Here are few other cards using the scary tree stamp

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Cricut giveaway #cricutwinoct

My wonderful followers, have you heard about this giveaway.
Lorrie Nunemaker’s YouTube channel is my go-to channel for anything Cricut.
Her videos are easy to follow and she covers a lot of topics.
YouTube information

She has a huge giveaway on her Instagram
Here’s the link.


Go check out her post
Wish me luck
I could really use a new Cricut
Thanks for looking.

December Tree by Deep Red Stamps

Thanks for coming to see my new card today.

 I stamped  December tree by Deep Red Stamps with black ink onto a green cardstock

The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye
I used distress ink by Ranger on the image and sprayed it with Ranger gold spray.
The die-cuts and flowers are from my stash
I tried to show the glimmer of the gold spray.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Caring Hearts Card Drive 2019

Hi to those people that follow and look at my blog. Many thanks.
I'm helping with 
What is this ^ ^ thing?
You make beautiful Christmas cards and send them in before Nov 8. They are distributed to people in nursing homes. This card drive makes a positive impact on our elderly. 
There are a ton of prizes you could win (see the bottom). We need more cardmakers to send in cards so

**Please read what Vera wrote. 
She says it much better and there are specific instructions to follow.

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the 10th Annual Caring Hearts Card Drive. WOW!! I can't believe we're hitting our 10th-year mark.

When I started this card drive, I honestly thought it'd be for that year only as I wasn't sure whether I will even have people participating. I was super green and thankful to have Jennifer McGuire's guidance on running a card drive. Your support made this possible for me to keep continue and I am grateful. Many of the places that have been receiving our cards said that receiving the cards is something they're looking forward to every Christmas.

The purpose of our card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or live alone.

The holidays are about family, kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly living in nursing homes may feel extra lonely or miss their families. We can bring a smile to their faces and brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making. A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten. That someone is still thinking of them. We all love making cards and what’s better than knowing that our creations can bring a smile to others, right?

Our team of helpful volunteers are all ready to assist us in delivering the cards to selected nursing homes.


  • This card drive will be run from October 4 to November 8, 2019. We need to receive your cards by November 8, 2019.
  • Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes only.
  • All cards need to have a message inside (can be stamped or handwritten).
  • Sign your name and where you are from inside the card.
  • Include an envelope for each card and please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to standard size A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card as this will help us in packing more efficiently. 
  • Please don't use any pins or loose glitter (for safety reasons).
  • This is totally optional, but if you'd like to include $3 or $5 to help with shipping, it'll be much appreciated. We cover the shipping cost ourselves & postage prices have increased. Last year we struggle to cover the postage cost, so any donation toward shipping would help us tremendously.

For the US, you can mail the cards to:
  • Vera Yates, 1314 Roy St., Houston, TX 77007 
  • Cindy Groh, 111 10 Mile Rd NW Sparta, MI 49345 --Hey look that's me

For Australia:

  • Deb McCleary, CHCD, PO Box 54, Watsonia, VIC, 3087 Australia

For Canada:

  • Caroline Bredeson, 11 Ave. des Oblats, Unit 112, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5V8, Canada
  • Rita Andrews, 28 West Gissing Rd, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1L6, Canada 

In each package, PLEASE include THIS 2019 SUBMISSION FORM
This helps us in keeping track for the prizes! 
For each card you send, you will get a chance. So the more cards you send, the better your chances.

The nursing homes that we supported are based on what people suggested to us. If you want your local nursing homes to receive cards from the card drive, please email me the name of the nursing homes and the number of residents, so we can make sure that we send enough cards. The number of nursing homes we support are totally based on how many cards we received. To keep things organized, we assigned the 5 collecting addresses above.

SugarPea Designs has created a special Caring Hearts set called Christmas Cheers just for this card drive. It's super cute and I am so honored and humbled that they did this. I just love the bears and the owls on this set. Below you could see the set.

To thank you for your generosity in supporting this drive, we have several PRIZES ready for several winners. There will be many winners. :)

I'll update the prize list as more prizes coming in. And huge thank you to all the fabulous, generous companies who support this card drive by donating awesome prizes.


Altenew - Two $50 GC

Avery Elle -  Two $50 GC

Bossy Joscie - Free Return Address Stamp

Concord & 9th - Two $25 GC

Gina K. Designs - Three $50 GC

Hallmark Scrapbook & Crafts - $50 GC

Hero Arts - $25 GC

Honey Bee Stamps - Two $50 GC

Jane's Doodle - $50 GC

Jennifer McGuire Ink - $200 prize pkg

Kat Scrappiness - $25 GC

Lawn Fawn - Two $50 GC

Miss Ink Stamp - $25 GC

Neat & Tangled $25 GC

Newston's Nook Designs - Two $25 GC

Pink & Main - $25 GC

Organize More - $75 GC

Paper Smooches - $25 GC

Picket Fence Studios - Two 50 GC

Pink & Main - $25 GC

Pretty Pink Posh - Two $25 GC

Reverse Confetti - $25 GC

Right At Home - $20 GC

Simon Says Stamp - $50 GC

SugarPea Designs - $50 GC

Taylored Expressions - Four $25 GC

The Ton Stamps - Stamp set of choice

Waffle Flower $100 GC

Whimsy Stamps - Three $25 GC

I will update the prize list as I get more. :) Please feel free to share about this card drive. We really appreciate your support & generosity. Let's rock this card drive and bring Christmas joy to as many nursing homes as we can!! Thank you.