Saturday, September 18, 2021

Paper Scrap Background

 The other day, I was determined to use up this certain patterned paper pack. There were no whole sheets left, most were just 2 inch strips.  I thought of a card I received from my stamping friend April. She blogged about it in March 2019.  If you go to her post Here, you will see I commented there that I was going to try it.  Well, two and a half years later, I have!

The pansy stamp is sadly retired from I Brake for Stamps (but great news, their store has reopened, more on that soon) called Three Pansies. The sentiment is  from Close to my Heart Birthday Parade, paper is Recollections Backyard Table, Distress ink for edging was Picked Raspberry. 

Thursday, August 19, 2021


 Hi! I would like to share a cute bee card with you today. I have a new stamp set called Cute as a Bug by Close to my Heart, and I was thinking it would look cute as a wreath builder.  I hadn’t used the wreath builder stencil In AGES!

I stamped in yellow and black inks, the colored in the black bee, and added glitter Nuvo drops to the wings. I was able to find a scrap of honeycomb patterned paper for my sentiment. I was happy how this turned out. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Happy August and catch up

 Hello everyone. I need to catch up on blogging the 33 Christmas cards I made in the month of July.

These were made with a one sheet wonder I found on this blog: .  I had all my Christmas stamps out, so I just then hunted around for ones that looked nice with the layout. I was very happy with how these turned out.  

 Thank you for visiting!

Friday, July 16, 2021

Christmas in July

 Hi everyone. I am trying to catch up on my 2021 Christmas card stash while feeling the Christmas in July vibes this month. 

Here are the first 4 from the Close to My Heart Holly Jolly kit. 

This is a fun kit to work with. I hope you are doing well.  

Monday, June 28, 2021

Happy Trails Camp Cards

 Hello.  Well, it is a swelteringly hot summer day, so that must mean it is camping time.  I made this card to send to my son at summer camp.  

The Hero Arts background was inked up randomly with navy and black ink.  I added some copper Nuvo glitter drops to the stars and colored in one of the moons.  The images are from Purple Onion and they were colored with alcohol markers.  The sentiment is from an older Close to My Heart set. I did write the name of his camp to the sign, before sending, to personalize the card.

Hope your are staying cool today.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Tie Dye Birthday Bear

 Hello everyone. I hope you are doing well. It is going to be a swelteringly hot day here today.  I decided not to take a walk this morning and instead make a card.  

I used a previously made tie dye background (made with a coffee filter, scrunched up and then applied distress inks).  This card is for a tween boy, so I know the bear image could be hit or miss, but I am hoping the cool tie dye background will make up for that.  Plus, I think the image is really cute.  

On the inside, I stamped “Sending you a Bear Hug” from Close to My Heart Bear Hugs set.  The outside images are from CTMH Birthday Parade. 

I was happy to have this card made on time.  

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

A study of Pinks

 Hello everyone.  Yesterday I decided to use another new item I purchased recently.  There was a kit from Technique Junkies and a video that went with it to show you a way to use it.  I did use the kit items but decided to do something more simple with it, at first.

I did use 4 different PINK Distress Oxide colors for the sponging: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Kitsch Flamingo and Spun Sugar. I then stamped over top with Wildflower Border.  I like this stamp, I think it is supposed to be Eucalyptus.  My French saying is from Stampin Up Gala de Papillons.  I think it is kindof fun to have some cards with a different language.  

We had a big rainstorm last evening and today it is sunny, cool and lovely.  We really needed the rain.  If not because it has been so dry, but just to wash all the pollen off of my car and deck, etc. 

I hope you are doing well.