Thursday, November 30, 2023

Caroling Penguins

 These cute penguins are all dressed warmly for their evening of caroling. The image and sentiment are old ones from My Favorite Things.

The music E/F is from Cuttlebug.


Cardz 4 Guyz #336 Festive Creatures

Can You Handle the Presssure Anything Goes with a Twist of Christmas

Inside the sentiment is the same wavy design as the front.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Walk Through the Woods

The current challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is "A Winter Scene

I have a walk through the pine forest as a winter scene.

This is an all retired Stampin' Up! product card. The moose is a punch--so easy to use and is a great accent on any masculine card.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Beautiful Bouquet

This Week Tuesday Morning Sketches and Double Trouble Paper Crafting are joining challenges.

Here is the sketch

I have a beautiful bouquet of flowers to share.

Double Trouble Thing One challenge is "Keep Calm and Stitch On"

I used the Whimsey Embossing Die Cuts from Stampin' Up! for the border of the white piece. The 2 paper strips are from the stash. The pretty bouquet is from a package of pre-colored floral die cuts that I have lost the label. 

I have a commission to make 2 retirement cards, one for male, one for female. So I just continued with this sketch and did a twofer and threefer.

The sentiments are done on the computer. On the feminine one instead of a strip of paper, I used a piece of netting which came from a package of a variety of specialty textured pieces from a facebook ad. I don't remember the company but I really like all their pieces for accents.
On this masculine one I rotated the sketch and stamped the globe form a Tim Holtz travel set in the background.
Check out all the design team ideas from these 2 blogs to get some inspiration for a creation of your own to share with us. 
You have extra time with this challenge. It will run until December 3. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2023


 Here we are another week has passed. One week closer to Christmas. I should be working on Christmas cards but I needed a thinking of you card. I used the new sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

All the papers and sentiment are retired Stampin' UP! Good way to use up some scraps.

I hope you get inspiration from our sketch and share your own creation.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Cute Boots

 This month's challenge at Let's Craft and Create is with a twist of stitching. 

I am using the stitched whimsey die from SU!

The image is a pre colored digi from Wink Wink. Don't you love the pre colored versions? It saves so much time. I am not so good at coloring so these pre colored ones are great for me.. I added my own sentiment on the computer. I popped up a rain cloud at the top. A light brush of Pool Party ink adds a puddle under the boots.

Inside is another computer made sentiment with the same stitched whimsey die around the edges.


 Playing today with Time Our Challenges with this gorgeous photo inspiration. They are actually giving away this pretty floral bag as a prize.

My card is made with Stampin" UP! colors of  Seafoam and Melon Mambo

The sentiment is computer made. The flowers, leaves, and butterfly are preprinted die cuts from my stash. I don't remember what company made them. Hard to see in the photo, I winked the butterfly wings and added black Nuvo drops to the body. Then I used a gold gel pen to highlight around the leaves of the flower.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Fun Birthday

 Oh wow! Do you realize there are only 49 more days until Christmas? This is the first week of November. The first Tuesday and election day. Have you voted yet? I am pretty faithful about voting but boy am I disgusted with all the political negative ads on TV.

On a more cheerful note, it is a day for a new fun sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

I have a fun birthday card to share

The image is a Bugaboo digital. For the scalloped portion of the sketch, I dug out an old pair of deckle edge scissors.  It sort of looks like the irregular edges of cow spots.The background is gingham paper from SU! There was more room on the left of the image so that is where I placed my sentiment.

Inside is a computer made sentiment with "cow spots" accent made with an SU! diaroma die.

I hope you will try our sketch and share your creation on the blog.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

2 cards 1 Sketch

This is the newest sketch from Sketch Saturday 

I am working on my stock of get well cards getting ahead of the flu season. 

For Her:

Papers are retired Stampin" UP!. Same sheet, reverse sides. Card stock is Bubble Bath. The stems are from SU Nature's Harvest. The get well is also SU. 3 little sequins to reflect the sparkle of the patterned paper.

Once you figure out the dimensions for one card, you should go ahead and make another.

For Him: