Saturday, January 12, 2019

Spring, Please

It may be winter outside--we have 3" of snow here--but I am definitely thinking spring.
The patterned papers are from the scrap box. The images and sentiment are from SU's Your're Inspiring set. I colored the flowers and leaves with Stampin" Up! blending pens.
I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Friday, January 11, 2019

Let's Go Fly A Kite

I just saw the new Mary Poppins movie. It was cute. Not only new characters but new music. But I missed the old tunes and Julie Andrews. Remember the song "Let's Go Fly A Kite?"  I have a NBUS set from Technique Tuesday that just fits that idea.
I punched out clouds that are actually light blue but somehow kept photographing as gray. The kites were stamped over the upper cloud after it was glued in place. Then I stamped them again on scrap white, colored just the kite portion, fussy cut them and glued over the stamped clouds. This sentiment in the set seemed too small for the white space so I stamped it on a punched cloud. 3 little stamped flowers float at the bottom.
I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches
I will also be sending this to Send A Smile 4 Kids 

Friday, January 4, 2019


A few days late but wishing you all a Happy New Crafting Year.
It seems so long since I have made a card. Time to replenish my stock. Especially the get wells before the flu season really hits.
The image is  a From the Heart digi, colored with SU Blender pens. All the patterned paper is SU"s Tropical Escape.  Am I making matters worse?  Stare at that background awhile, you may be dizzy. And the strips are a "nausea green" to go along with the sick theme. Okay, so maybe this won't really make you feel better.
I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches
And anlother one Just "Bee"cause
Another digi by From The Heart. Papers are from the scrap box.
Another year resolving to not buy new but to use up scrap papers. Hahaha! How long do you give that one before it is broken?

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Wedding Favors

Taking a break from making cards for a bit. My son is getting married March 2nd. We are so thrilled for him. Lovely girl and they are so happy together. I am making place favors for the reception tables. 250 of them.  These are going with me to my daughter's house for Christmas so I can have some help with assembly.  Uploading this project to Tuesday Morning Sketches as they are having an "anything goes" challenge.
They are 4 oz paper espresso cups, purchased from Amazon. You have probably seen them on Pinterest in a Christmas motif. You can download a pattern here  (Edit: I tried this and you don't go directly to the pattern. On the left side under categories, click on Christmas and scroll down to the second post)
I covered the cup with lace using a strong double sided tape,  then added a silver metallic ribbon band. The Mr. & Mrs. is an old SU stamp. I had to fussy cut them because I didn't have the right punch for this label. Can you say "hand cramp"? I did the names and date on the computer and punched them with a circle punch.
This is the tag attached to the back which I also did on the computer and punched with a tag punch from SU.
I do a few every night while watching TV so I think I will make it on time. They will be filled with Hershey Kisses but I am waiting until last minute to do that so I won't be tempted to eat too many.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

This Little Piggy

This may seem a little strange. I am sitting at my desk streaming Christmas music and making Valentines.
I mailed out all my Christmas cards and have a few for back up emergencies. So time to make a few Valentines for Send A Smile 4 Kids
The heart paper is from SU. The piggy is a pre-colored digi by From the Heart. The sentiment also by From the Heart. I winked the candy wrapper to make it shiny.
With an orientation change, I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

"Hay" There

I have finished, addressed and sent Christmas cards. So I am moving on to Valentine cards. It sneaks up on us before we know it. I have 5 grandchildren plus their parents. They live a considerable distance. Since I don't see them often, I send them each a card and treat. The kids are all teens and pre-teens so they don't want anything cutesy.  And I like doing puns on cards.
Also it is time to start making some for Send A Smile 4 Kids. Since it is still winter here at Valentine's Day, I think my card will be okay for their Winter Fun 4 Kids challenge.
The background paper, a friend gave me. The bale of hay is from LaLa Land stamps, the hairy chick in back is from SU and the small one is from Newton's Nook.All colored with SU blender pens and fussy cut.
 Inside I did a computer sentiment that says "Be my Valentine".
I have used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, using my 3 sentiment words as their 3 accents at the bottom.
And one for the boys
The striped paper is from SU. The farmer is from Newton's Nook.
Since it is Anything Goes at Tuesday Throwdown, I will post there too.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Snowman Skater

I thought I was done with holiday cards but there seems to always be a need for 1 more. I found this really pretty snowflake paper by The Paper Studio at JoAnns. And just received the Spirited Snowman Set from SU. This skating guy is sure having a lot of fun! I  hope they keep this set and make dies for it.
I stamped the skater, colored it with SU Blend pens and then fussy cut it. He is popped up with foam tape. The snow "waves" are from the Swirly Bird by SU.

For Freshly Made Sketches

Thursday, November 15, 2018


Just as each snowflake is unique, I want children to know they are each special and unique in their own way. This card for Send A Smile 4 Kids expresses that sentiment.
I used non traditional Christmas colors because the hospital it goes to can use it anytime during the winter. The base is SU's Lemon-Lime Twist. The pattern papers are from a Cricut pad of "Frozen" theme paper found at JoAnn's for half price. The snowflake is die cut from a green sparkle also by SU. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.
The sketch is taken from CAS(E) this Sketch!
And coincidentally, the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is so very close

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday Twofer

Today I made 2 cards for 2 challenges.
Darnell's Twofer challenge with the added theme Wreaths
And using Tuesday Morning Sketches
Wreaths aren't usually diamond shape so I took liberties with the shape in the sketch.
One is a Christmas wreath hanging over the mantle
On both, I used the Wonderous Wreath set from a few years ago by Stampin" Up! and punched flowers. The sentiment is from a word set also by SU. The brick paper and the  "mantle" strip are from my scrap box.
I know it is just beginning winter season but I am already longing for Spring. The older I get the less I like cold weather. My twofer is a spring wreath hanging on the back fence.
The sentiment here is from Newton's Nook. I added a strip of grass paper from my scraps at the bottom of the fence. The "fence" paper is from a pad by Ms. Sparkle at JoAnn's.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Penguin Choir

These adorable penguins are practicing for time to go caroling.
The designer paper is some my friend gave me. She found it at a yard sale. She is always on the lookout for craft supplies. Great friend!
The penguins are from Lawn Fawn, colored with Stampin" Blends and fussy cut. I was able to squeeze the sentiment between the music staffs to look like words to the song.
This is for 2 challenges.
Just Us Girls
Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge of Happy Holidays 4 Kids