Saturday, April 14, 2018

Birthday Flower

I'm trying to make a few extra birthday cards whenever I can so I'll have some on hand when I forget that so and so had a birthday - 2 weeks ago?  You know what I'm talking about I'm sure.  My intentions are always good,  but........

This was done for a challenge a week or so ago and never got entered and so once again...... good intentions, but...........
I used a flower stamp from Simon Says Stamp and the sentiment is from Stampabilities.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Those Little People

How about a cute couple of gnomes today.  I have to laugh every time I see gnomes because a few years ago my granddaughter could never remember what they were called so she just started calling them "those little people".  Everyone in the family picked up on that and so that's what they're referred to now. 

These two really are cute though and look so much in love.  They're from Gerda Steiner Designs for their progressive monthly challenge.  If you played along last month, you received this image free for the month.  If you didn't play along you can always go over to her shop and purchase it.   I colored mine with Copics, cut them out and then mounted them on several scraps of paper that matched their outfits.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018


This is one of the "Twist Tie" stamps from Art Impressions - however, I did a little bit of untwisting and only used one of the two giraffes.  He/she is colored with Polychromo pencils and I did some  distressing in the background around him/her.  The background die is from My Favorite Things.  I also had a couple of the clouds that I'd run though the Swiss Dots embossing folder so used those  along with a bit of twine.   Just a little "hey" card.

I'll enter this in the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies ( to use a critter on the card),  Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets), and Double D Challenges (twine).

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Happy Easter

 This is one of similar cards I sent out for Easter this year.  I'm going to be missing until sometime next week so just wanted to tell everyone to have a happy Easter if you celebrate.  The rabbit and butterfly are from Gerda Steiner stamps and the flower pot is from Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by............(and yes, I DID eat those jelly beans - and a whole lot more)!


Monday, March 26, 2018


Llama!!!    A friend of mine used to have alpacas - which I suppose is like being a short llama - and I just loved them.   Nothing is cuter than a baby one either.  I can't say they smell just really nice because they don't and they also spit, but they're still cuties.  It's a little different when they come to you for a hug and then spit in your face.  Uck!

Anyway, this set of stamps is from Newton's Nook.  It really can be used for either Christmas or a birthday I think.  In fact, I used it for a birthday card not long ago.  I paired this with some red and white gingham paper and baker's twine.

I'll take this festive Christmas card over to Rudolf's Day challenge.   

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Flower is a Flower is a Flower.......

....or is that suppose to have something to do with a rose?  Now matter though because this is a peony!  The stamp is from Sugar Pea Designs.  I attempted - and notice I said attempted - to do the fancy no line coloring.  What a deal that was.  I got it stamped and then of course couldn't see what or where I'd stamped.  It didn't turn out too bad but I'm not skilled at that no line business.  The flower is colored with Prisma's and the leaves with Copics.  The sentiment was embossed on Vellum and added.

I haven't been around the last few days but have been a little busy.  Will get to visit everyone as soon as I can.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Dashing Through

Another super duper clean and simple card for Christmas.  I really debated whether or not to add some Nuvo, sequins, or something else and the final decision was to just not add anything.  (Besides that, I figured I'd screw it up and get glue all over the place or put the Nuvo drops in crazy places  and where they didn't belong--------not that I've ever done anything like that before though........Um.......)!

The cute little reindeer and sentiment come from Clearly Besotted stamps.  The die cut frame is from My Favorite Things (peek-a-boo).  The ground 'snow' was made using a MFT stencil and I used distress ink on the sky adding the snowflakes with a white gel pen  That pretty well sums up the card.

I'd like to enter this in a couple of challenges:
Happy Little Stampers Challenge- Christmas Anything goes with a reindeer (optional)
Happy Little Stampers Challenge - Anything goes with a die cut
Die's R Us Challenge - Frame It

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