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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

May Calendar Layout. Christmas photo


Hi from rainy Michigan. The last two days gave us some great sunshine. Still chilly but being in the sun was nice. The May layout comes from my brother’s calendar. You can’t tell but this picture was taken at Christmas. The patterned paper is either by Echo Park or Little Yellow Bicycle. The blue border paper is from Deja Views and the punch is by Fiskars. The other border punch is by Martha Stewart out of white cardstock. The butterfly and flower die cuts are from K and Co. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Hedgehog Anniversary Card

Cindy Groh
I believe the patterned paper is by Nikki Sivils. She closed her business in 2013. (That rabbit hole was an hour and a half that I will never get back.). The "To a great pair" is by Impressive Stamps. The embossing folder is by Darice and the metal flower is by The Paper Studio. Thank you for looking.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Hot air Balloon Card

Cindy Groh March 2022
I cut the hot air balloon using my Cricut. The background has been inked with distress ink. Embossing folder by Spellbinders. Thank you for looking.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Manly Monday brown birthday wishes card

These patterned papers are all scraps from my stash and that means Idk the manufacturers. I do know, the border punch is by Fiskars. Thank you for looking.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Six Rectangles with a Heart that says “HI” card

These tiny rectangles were pieces leftover from some other projects. All of the tiny stamps are by Stampin Up. The ink colors I used were red, yellow, & brown, are by Stampin Up. The peachy pink Hero Arts and pink is by Umbrella which is under one at Scrapbook.com brand name.The heart is a Cricut die cut and the letters are from Déjà Views in a pack called Alpha Blocks. Thank you for looking

Thursday, May 5, 2022

For you Blue Birthday Present card

The blue die cut closest to the card base is Cricut and the second die cut is by Spellbinders. I used distress markers to color in the Tim Holtz birthday present stamp and then inked the edges of it and the Spellbinders die cut with distress ink. The sentiment stamp is from my stash. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May Calendar Layout Vitale’s with UT family

Brian’s 2019 calendar May-Family time
BG PPby CM. Doilies  (Paper), one by Doodlebug different die cuts from Authentic, K and Co. 
Other die-cuts by Spellbinders. Peach sticker by K and Co.Sprayed background by Tattered Angels.
Thank you for stopping by. 

Monday, May 2, 2022

Manly Monday punch off “Man Card”.

Here again is this “Man Card” that I found online and have used a handful of times. The white cardstock has wonky drawn lines that I found in design space and used my Cricut pen to draw it onto the background paper. I love the draw feature on my Cricut. 
Then my least favorite part of this card is that bright blue cardstock behind the “man card”. Oh well. Idt a guy is going to mind the blue. They will be reading the squares. Everyone says guy cards are so hard and I disagree. I’m told that less is more with a guy card. Thanks for looking.