Sunday, February 25, 2024

Triple Fun Fold

 This was such a fun card to make. I found inspiration from Pintrest by Jumping into Stamping. Patricia's card was a pink Easter card. To make mine masculine for Cardz 4 Guyz I used an animal print and a giraffe in a peek-a-boo circle.

The double sided paper is SU! and the giraffe is from Whimsey Stamps. Inside is a double fold.

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Flowers for You

 I found the inspiration for my card on Pintrest but didn't save it and of course you can never go back and find anything. So if this is yours, let me know and I will give you credit.

The base is Daffodil Yellow, then a mat of Old Olive. then a mat of white with the Painted Texture SU! E/F. I die cut some squares and found a coordinating dotted paper which satisfies the challenge this month from Let's Craft and Create to use polka dots and/or stripes. The turtle is die cut from one of the sheets in the Rain or Shine DSP. I added 2 little yellow stars and a green dot for accents. 
Also entering at Can You Handle The Pressure challenge to use and E/F with an option of circles or squares.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

 I love making Easter cards. I like the pretty pastel spring colors and the cute Easter images. So I have an Easter card again this week for the new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Here is the sketch from Melissa.

My interpretation is pretty literal.

The playful duck is retired from Stampin' Up!. I picked different patterns and colors from the scrap box. Tied a yellow ribbon and added a sentiment tag. 

I have already sent this off in a box of Easter cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids

I hope you have some time to create this week and share at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Come by and see what the design team has created. 

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Happy Easter

Welcome to Tuesday Morning Sketches and a brand new sketch by Mellissa.

I changed the heart to an Easter egg. The sketch is for inspiration. You can use any shapes just as long as the sketch can be reckonized.

The blue card stock is Balmy Blue from Stampi' Up! embossed with a Cuttlebug E/F. The other papers are from the scraps. The Easter Egg is a purchased die cut from The Dollar Store popped up on a foam square. The sentiment is also SU. 

Check out all the design team for more inspiration. I hope you find some time this week to play along with us and share your creation.

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Heart of Gold

 This week on Cardz 4 Guyz the prompt is Love.

The base is Kraft. The design paper grids are actually gold. I used a rectangle deckle die for the red. The heart is a brushed gold. Adding a jute ribbon adds another masculine element. It is finished off with a gold brad. I left off a sentiment. I have already made my husband's valentine so I might keep this one for an anniversary card.

I used the sketch from Try a Sketch on Tuesday. I switched the circle for a rectangle. I think that gives a more masculine feel.

Here is the card I made for my husband. I guess it also counts as Love for Cardz 4 Guyz

The stencil is Tim Holtz called burlap. The hearts and circles are dies from Stampin" UP1

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Tall Bunny

Here it is into February already. I have been working on Easter Cards to send to my contact for Send A Smile 4 Kids. I know it is early for Easter but they need a lead time of at least a month to get them distributed to the hospitals.

It is the last of the designer's favorite card at Tuesday Morning Sketches This week is Tammy's favorite

As I was making this card

I thought how much it resembled Tammy's favorite sketch. I think the sketch was designed to be a slimline but you can make it any size you want.

That adorable bunny is Stamping Bella. I colored him with pastel shades. The papers are from SU. It was looking a little plain so I added a scalloped edge in purple--because the button on the bow is purple. Then decided it needed more dressing up so added grass to look like he is hunting for eggs to put in his basket. I was successful in including all the spring colors: yellow, pink, purple, green, blue (lightly shading on the eyelids).

My twofer is more true to the sketch.

The floral spray if from SU's Nature Harvest. The flower pot is a die cut from Kokorosa.  The sentiment is also SU. The background paper is from the scrap box.

Here is my original

I hope you find time to create something this week and share with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Leap Frog

 These cute little animals are having fun leapfrogging over each other on a fine spring day. That wouldn't be here in southern Indiana as it is gloomy, cold, rainy day. Perfect for crafting Easter cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

This is a total Stampin" Up product. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the animals. The sentiment is fussy cut and propped up on foam tape.

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

Tuesday, January 30, 2024


 Featuring Patti's favorite sketch this week on Tuesday Morning Sketches

This is my go to sketch when I have a lot of those scraps trimmed off patterned paper. All of the items on my card are from Stampin' Up! The papers and large flower are so cheerful. 

This is my original card with this sketch

I hope you can find some time this week to create something to share with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Saturday, January 27, 2024


 I get a lot of "freebies" in the mail from various charities with greeting cards, calendars, note pads. Asking for donations of course but I seldom donate. Personally I think they spend a lot of money sending out this stuff. They should use that money for their cause. But I do like using parts of the free cards to make my own greetings. This is one of those examples.

I die cut the image from the front of one of the free cards. Picked up the green from the hat for the  layers and behind the celebrate which is a 2 step die from Stampin' Up!, The circles are deckle die cuts from SU. I chose the swirly E/F from Cuttlebug thinking it looks like party streamers.

I am entering this at Can You Handle the Pressure challenge to use an embossing folder with the option of Birthday.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

"Wheelie" Special

 The new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is "No Ball Sports"

The bicycle is a stamp from Creative Expressions. I stamped it on white cardstock. You can barely see it , I colored the bicycle frame with a star gel pen to look like a shiny red bike. Then I  fussy cut it and popped it up with foam strips. The stripe paper is from my stash. I did my own sentiment on the computer. I will be sending this to Send A Smile 4 Kids. I know some little boy will love it.

Cardz 4 Guyz

And a second one: Not a ball but the shoe you wear to play ball. The shoe die and sentiment are by My Favorite Things.