Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thankful Spring

 Hello everyone.  I am sharing another card style I created with the same Close To My Heart Daisy Meadow kit that I used for my recent Easter card.  This was one of the card ideas in the kit and I made four cards.  Which is good because I tend to run out of Thank you cards.

This is a a great card for someone who likes to stamp because there is a lot of stamping involved.  I also like that each of my little meadows is a little different.  As I am getting back into stamping after several months of barely doing any, I just love the idea of using a kit like this.  I am not yet back into taking careful photos, but I know all of you bloggers understand. 

Thank you for visiting and for all the kind comments.  

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter

 Happy Easter Everyone!

I have this card to share that was mostly made with Close to My Heart’s Daisy Meadow kit, but I swapped sentiments with Stampin Up Forest Friends to make them Easter cards. I made four of this design, which is all the Easter cards I sent out this year.

You can see the shadow of my screen door in this photo.

I am still struggling to get in my crafty time, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I hope you are all well and look forward to hearing from you all.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Bird Love Card

 Hello again.  Here is a card that I made with my online stamping group recently on zoom. 

 I thought that the bird stamp (Our Daily Bread Designs) would look cute in a heart die cut.  However, in order to make this fancy fold, I needed the die cut to be longer to get enough adhesive on the card base to secure it.  So I just put a label die cut behind this.  The paper is from Prima.

Here is the view from the side.  This card will fold flat in and envelope, but it does not open up, instead you can write your message on the back, and it stands up very easily to display it.  

Thanks for visiting.  Hope you are ver well.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Learn to Trust

 Hello everyone.  

Hey, I should tell you, the number “one” and “exclamation point” button on my keyboard is broken.  It makes it hard to write a blog as usual, but I am getting by because I really don’t want to spend money on it right away.  (I think it shorted out last week when I spilt a little milk on it.)

Anyhow, than you very much for all your recent kind comments. I had a chance to make a quick card yesterday, during the storm, and here it is.

I used a previously-made gelli print background.  I believe this was mostly Distress Paints, spread around with some cardboard that I cut a decorative edge with some of those old, patterned scrapbook scissors.  The stamp is Our Daily Bread Designs, an old one, that was gifted to me by a stamping friend.  The saying is a nice reminder.

I did add some glitter glue to the frame part of the stamp, I think you may be able to see it in this close up shot.

I hope you are doing well, and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

January Rudolph Days Challenge

 Hello again.  So, I sent a card kit to my nephew in early December, and with the Post office being in the state it was, it did not arrive till after Christmas.  We decided to do the cards together on zoom anyhow, and these are what we made.

These are mostly iterations of other cards I made last year, in a form that I thought he would enjoy.  The bird card was the easiest, and I am not sure how much he enjoyed coloring the others.  It was hard to teach a child how much adhesive to use, and so on, over zoom, but I think it was a good COVID activity anyhow.

So these are my first 3 Christmas cards of 2020.  I need to increase my monthly goal this year, but I haven’t quite decided by how much.  

I am entering the Rudolph Days January challenge.

We are about to get hit by a snowstorm.  Have a great week.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

After a Long Winters Nap....

 Hello everyone.  I took a longer break than expected.  I originally was just going to take time off blogging for the holidays, but my father died just before Christmas.  We did travel to attend the burial, which was very small and not a normal funeral at all, due to covid restrictions.  We, of course, also quarantined after travel.

Between the work for those arrangements, and then virtual school mandates after the holidays, troubles with house repairs, it was just too much to also do blogging. I was able to do some scrapbooking, but I have much more to do.

My online cardmaking group does monthly zoom meetings, and this card is one that we did together.  

The card panel was alcohol inks, using some hand sanitizer to blend, then after it dries, I embossed it.  I do not know the name of the card fold, but it was pretty easy and I really enjoyed making this card and the result.  The fern stamp is one of my oldest wood block stamps.  

I do look forward to checking everyone’s blogs.  I hope everyone didn’t forget about me.  I hope to have a better crafting routing going forward.  

Hope you are very well.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Oh Dear, What a Year!

 Hello all!  You might have seen these deer images a few times before. When I got this stamp set, I just stamped out and colored a whole sheet worth of images. It was a good way to get a lot of use out of a stamp set, and also to break up the work.

I also used up some scraps of pretty paper here.  

And I used a new stamp set from Close to My Heart for the inside sentiments.  There are a bunch of funny ones, but this one is my favorite for 2020.  

I am not sure if I will be posting again this year.  I want who wish everyone Happy Holidays, of course a very Merry Christmas, and a much happier New Year!