Tuesday, January 11, 2022


 Time for a Valentine for my husband with a new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches, actually an old sketch as they are revisiting their favorites from last year. 

I used 2 pieces of paper from the stash. The sentiment is a combo of computer and an old SU stamp. The image is a digital from Whimsy Stamps, colored with SU Blends and popped up with foam tape. The 2 hearts are punched out and coated with Wink of Stella.

I am totally CASEing this beautiful card from design team member Andrea. I hope she doesn't mind.

Here is the sketch 

And for Cardz 4 Guys #287 Stripes and or Spots

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Recovered Fail?

I recently saw on  Brian King's blog about dropping ink on card stock and blowing it around with a straw. I thought that sounded like fun. I used 2 blues and 2 greens because I wanted a water effect.  I don't know. I think I just made a mess but decided I could probably cover it some way. I tore 4 strips of colored textured vellum (retired from Stampin" UP!) to make a wave effect.. I attached  them diagonally. Then added a turtle and sentiment from Technique Tuesday. 

 Then while I was blog surfing, I found that I had used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Isn't it great how those things work out?

Also adding this to Darnell's NBUS page as the turtle and sentiment are making their debut.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Kid's Valentines

 Sharing 3 Valentine's for Send A Smile 4 Kids new challenge of Love/Valentine's Cards 4 Kids.

This one's patterned paper is actually Christmas paper from SU!. After I am finished with Christmas cards, I go through my papers and pull out ones that can be used for other occasions. The image is a pre-colored digi from Doodle Pantry. I did the sentiment on the computer.

This next one also has paper from SU! but is retired. The image is a digi from Whimsey Stamps and colored with SU Blends. The sentiment is via computer.
Lastly, I stamped "Wally Whale" from Stampendos and colored him with SU Blends, and have him spouting little red hears. Another computer sentiment.

Thursday, December 23, 2021


 Red and Green-for Christmas, yes. But for Valentine's Day, why not?

I found inspiration for these on Pintrest. 

The papers and images are from SU. Ribbons from the scrap box. I did the sentiments on the computer and cut them apart. 

Here are closer views of each.

I am entering these for the Anything Goes at Tuesday Morning Sketches

Friday, December 17, 2021

Valentine Card

Not doing much prep for Christmas this year. We were with all our family at Thanksgiving. It will just be my husband and I. He is easy to please so probably not even an elaborate meal.

That gives me time to craft and start on Valentine cards.

I used some old papers I found in the Valentine supplies. The stitched label is from Pink and Main.

I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches


Monday, December 13, 2021

Peaceful snowflakes

Whew! It has been a whirlwind few weeks. I participated in a Christmas Market sale. The next day, we traveled to my son's house for the week to celebrate Thanksgiving with the whole family. Then, we were home a week and packed up again and flew to Florida for some warm R&R. I have not made a card or blogged for 3 weeks. 

This year I decided to use this one digital Christmas Greeting to send to my family and friends via email and facebook.  Rather than send out individual cards, I decided to donate the Christmas cards I had made to a local assisted living facility for their residents to choose to send to their families and friends. I know it is hard for them to get out to shop for cards. Many won't be able to see their families this year. I do hope they enjoy sending my cards. 

The card is a total SU products card. The sentiment is embossed in silver. I used vellum snowflakes behing the sentiment panel as well as a panel of vellum.  Some silver sequins add a little more sparkle.

Inside is another SU sentiment and snowflakes.

Challenges:  Make the Cards Challenge #44

and: The House That Stamps Built D821 Christmas--Use Patterned Paper.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Valentine for my Sweetie

I may be done with Christmas cards. It depends on how many I sell at the Craft Market I am attending tomorrow. 

So I have been doing some Valentines. I found this swet couple digital image at Whimsy Stamps. I colored it with Stampin' Blends.

The heart E/F is Cuttlebug. The sentiment is via computer. Two strips of polka dot paper from the scrap pile.  I cut the image with a stitched die from Pink & Main. 3 punched glitter red stamped hearts for some bling.

Inside is the rest of the computer sentiment and a stamped message from SU.

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Merry ChristMoose

The Card Concept blog is challenging us to make rustic holiday cards. I think a moose says country and rustic. Here is my clean and layered rustic card cased from one found on Pintrest

I used SU Real Red for the card base and added a strip of Old Olive. Then ran some Kraft paper through the corrugated roller. The tree is an old SU die cut. After cutting it I put it through a Sixxiz E/F to add some texture. The moose is an SU retired punch done with a scrap of red/green plaid. Adding more rustic is the raffia tied around the Kraft paper. The tag and sentiment are also SU

This is the inspiration photo from The Card Concept

I used the colors and achieved the rustic. But the horses in the picture got changed to a moose.

Also entering at Cardz 4 Guyz with the prompt to use gingham, checks, or plaid. My plaid is on the moose.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf came after my kids were grown. My grandkids do enjoy the tradition. Now the teenagers move the Elf for their little sister.  I think Mom is relieved about that because she kept forgetting. 

Every Christmas card collection needs at least one Elf card.

I used some scrap pieces of paper. The Elf is from Recollections. I stamped, colored and die cut it, then posed him on a circle that was lightly sponged with pale blue. The sentiment is from SU Itty Bitty Christmas.

I am using the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Honor and Remembrance

November 11 in USA is Veteran's Day, a day to thank, honor, and remember our veterans. Inspired by the laying of poppy wreath's in London, I have a thank you card for all the past and present service personnel.

 The poppy pattern is from retired SU's Peaceful Poppies. The sentiment banner is also SU. I didn't want to detract from those beautiful poppies so just used the sentiment banner and elevated it on foam tape.

Inside, I did a row of poppies from the same SU bundle.

The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches