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.

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.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Busy Bees with Silver Embossing Paste, honeycomb stencil background

I’ve had bees and honeycomb backgrounds in the drawer for far too long. Now things are all over my desk. This stencil by is Tim Holtz and I applied Dreamweaver Stencils silver embossing paste. Then the bee stamp are by Stampin Up. It’s original stamp is in the center and then the other bees are the same stamp. I just stamped them onto yellow cardstock and cut out the sentiment. The center embellishment is stacking hexagons pointing up and down. The hexagon punch is by Stampin Up. Thank you for looking.
I'm entering the Stencil challenge at 

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.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Manly Monday Camera Cards with the backgrounds made with scraps.

My first card has strips of paper leftover from projects. Some of the manufacturers are My Mind's Eye,  Colorbok, and Basic Grey. The white pieces of paper are probably patterned paper turned over. I do this a lot. For this card, I wanted to get out the Stampin Up wheel stamps. The camera stamp is from Tim Holtz and I colored it in with distress ink and water.

The Tag is by Basic Grey. The camera stamp and tiny stapler are both by Tim Holtz. The sentiment by Bo Bunny (?). The background stamp is by Stampin Up. The ribbon is from Michael's. I'll have more of these camera-stamped cards coming up. Thanks for looking

My second card is for a. Tag challenge at the The Male Room

You look Fabulous Given how old you are

This is the stamp I will use on the insides of the cards with cameras.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

4 Little Hedgehogs Sitting on a Card

I'm entering my Hedgehog cards into the following Challenges:

The hedgehog stamp is from Close to my Heart and I colored them in with different color combos of Copic markers. 

The blue card was made with scraps of blue cardstock behind the image. I inked the "sky" with distress ink. The sentiment was made with my Cricut pens and on the inside, it says “Here comes another birthday.”

The pink card has the same sentiment as the blue one but it’s on vellum. The pink patterned paper is a recycled store-bought card.

This next hedgehog image looks like a late birthday card because of the way the hedgehog has his head hanging down.

First I'm going to talk about the brown card on the right. The patterned paper is by Creative Memories. I bought the die behind the hedgehog off of eBay. The border punch by Fiskars and I like how nice the white tone-on-tone looks. The sentiment stamp is an oldie by Bo Bunny. I curved the stamp inside my MISTI to follow the shape of the hand-cut hedgehog stamps.

For the yellow card, the background is a Project Life card. Then I die cut the same Spellbinder label die in different shades of yellow and then dry embossed them with embossing folders by Gina Marie, Sizzix, Cuttlebug, and Darice. I put distress ink and Oxide on some of them and on the bottom die cut I used a white gel pen to accent the bird. I used the same sentiment as the brown card.

I have two more things.
The picture below shows the same design idea of using the small dies in your stash to make a pattern.
Lastly, I wanted to show that the store-bought card was big enough to make two cards. See the next pictures.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Floral Friday yellow and purple spring cards to donate to a senior living facility.

This is another set of spring cards I made to donate  to a senior center. The patterned paper is by Accord Publishing. The black cardstock is from Michael’s and the purple paper is from Studio G. The chipboard arrows were painted with Mr. Huey's paint. I can’t remember who makes the paint. To finish that landscape card I did something different and that I put patterned paper underneath each arrow. Before I shipped them out I saw this sticker and it was that something that this card needed. Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

May Calendar Layout scavenger hunt at cottage

2019 May cottage calendar- Scavenger Hunt. Title sticker is by Three Bugs in a Rug.

Everything else is paper by The Paper Loft and Creative Memories. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Queen Bee Hexagon Stencil with Embossing Paste Cards

I used a Hero Arts background stamp for the tree on the left. The branch off of that is a branch off of a Memory Box die. The beehive is a piece of fabric that my Mom cut out and put bondage on the back and then I ironed it onto a square die cut by, my guess is Bo Bunny with a layer behind it. The honeycomb background is a stencil by Tim Holtz. I used regular white embossing paste. The color came from my mat. It was a mixture of inks that I had already used on my mat. I usually do a lot of backgrounds using embossing paste at the same time. So you will see the same paste used in some other bee cards The sentiment is a sticker. Thanks for looking.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Manly Monday Happy birthday Cards

Patterned paper by Studio G. I did some sewing down the center to join the papers together. The yellow foam scalloped circle punch is by Stampin Up. The sentiment is by Echo park. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Honeycomb background stamp on mulberry paper

The honeycomb background stamp was stamped with black Hero Arts ink then I covered it with a yellow distress oxide ink. I hated it and threw it into “the drawer”. 2 years later it sees the light of day.  The hexagon punch is by Stampin Up. Thanks for looking.  

Friday, May 27, 2022

Floral Friday Simple Hexagon makes a flower patterned Card

A nice and easy card today. I’m using an old Stampin Up bee stamp and hexagon punch. Then a little inspiration from my Mom who was a sewer quilter. I recall her making a pillow with this pattern. It looks like a flower. I just need to add a green stem and leaves. Or I can leave it like it is. So, This whole weekend I will “bee” posting cards bee, beehives, hexagons, or honeycomb type patterned cards. I hate bees when I go outside but I have been digging in the drawer and these backgrounds came out screaming, “Put me on a card bitch!” Lol. Today is the kind of day that I need to swear and laugh. So enjoy the weekend and as always, thank you for stopping by my blog and taking a look.
If you have a moment can you leave me a comment  telling me where you live and what’s the weather like. I live in Sparta, MI and it has been raining all day and is still going at 11:45pm.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

May Calendar Layout actual wood as paper

This layout is made wood pieces that were samples given to my BIL for possible business cards. I’m trying to find out more details on them. That’s our new deck at the cottage. A tornado took a large tree down and demolished our deck. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Large Merry Christmas Card using my Cricut

This is an easy card that I cut out with my Cricut and backed it with different colored cardstock. The second picture is by this magazine that the post office sends me and it showing the holiday stamps for last year. There was such a disappointment last year for the lack of variety and choices there were. Thanks for looking.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Manly Monday Wishing you Card with a Promoted Woodgrain Embossing folder

I really like the way this card came together. The sentiment is heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I inked it with distress ink. The background paper and the jute are by Tim Holtz. The white cardstock has been dry embossed and then I would place a Gathered Twigs mini distress ink cube on top of the embossed area wait a few and then lift it straight up and place it on another spot. Let it sit for a moment or longer if I forgot about it and then again lift straight up.

Two things to note, I have shaky hands that jerk. <ClicK>  The jerking hands has been a problem when I’ve pressed send before finishing or proofreading a text or message. <ClicK> We’re back. Point is, my hand didn’t jerk sending the ink cube flying across the embossed background and/or across the room landing ink pad side down on the carpet. Second, it’s amazing that I didn’t drop the ink cube on the embossed paper. Thanks so much for stopping by. I have cards and layouts to post but injuries have prohibited me from going downstairs to my supplies and my PC. I now understand why people give up crafting if they don’t have a dedicated room to do so. You get I your stuff out and then have to put it away for dinner. It’s really hard to get your craft on that way. 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Green shaker card birthday card

I’ve been nursing a few injuries, sprained ankle and bruised my butt when I fell straight down on it.  I went to sit down on a new to me walker. I was told by my ex SIL, “you have to have a walker” AKA She wanted the walker out of her house. But really she was a hero for helping by giving it to me. It was the walker’s wheels that made me fall. You could say it walked away from me. I landed right on my ass. I’m not complaining but the two injuries make it hard to craft. Here are just some facts: 1. I’m a fall risk and I can’t go downstairs. 2. I can’t give a clear answer as to where the pain is in my ass-which makes me feel like a pain in the ass. 3. I want to stand up to take the pressure off of my butt pain. However, I want to sit down because of my ankle pain. The butt pain has won that competition and I’m standing. 4. Lastly, the topic on weather or not I should go to the doctor for the ass has been a hot debate. Anyway. I brought some up some half done projects and have been able to put some things together. This is one of them. Thanks for looking.