Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Hello There


I made this card this afternoon to send to a penpal in CA. I made it for a challenge as well- #woodblockwednesday.  I used two wooden blocks- the flower and the swirl- from Stampin'Up Delight Life and the sentiment- Hello Friend- is from Stampin'Up Wood Words stamp collection. I used My Favorite Things Extremely Black ink to stamp the flower and the swirl and colored them in with Spectrum Noir TriBlend Purple Blend and Pearl Blend Markers. I stamped the sentiment with Ranger Jet Black ink. The cardbase is from Stampin'Up In Colors cardstock. The floral paper & green paper is one sheet of 6x6 cardstock from The Stamps of Life trimmed to fit the card. I added pink Nuvo Stone Drops in the bottom right corner. I didn't add anything else so the stamps would be the main focus. Have a great day!

Thursday, December 15, 2022


I made this layout using the sketch above from Scrap Our Stash. I used BoBunny 12" Family Recipes Savory paper as the main patterned paper, Colorbok Mixed Media Designer Paper, Recollections My Story Paper Pad, DCWV just My Type Premium Stack, and another pad I lost the cover for as the other papers. The stickers/bling is from Carta Bella Summer Adhesive Brads. The alphabet stickers- Snicker doodles and the title There Are No Regrets In Life Just Lessons are from Reminisce Quote Book Die Cut stickers. The journaling and the buttons strip is on from the paper pad I lost the cover to. I made Snicker doodle Cookies from a box mix for a family gathering and we would have to boil water while I was making them. (Bacteria was found in the lines and somehow the city flushed it out.) Luckily, we were only under Boil Advisory for about 12 hours- overnight. That's why I included a picture of the sinks full of water. I ran to the bathroom to wash my hands off I don't know how many times. It was funny! I had fun doing this layout. Have a Merry Christmas! I may blog again before then. Please leave me comments about this layout. TFL! Have a great weekend! I would have posted the recipe for the cookies, but it was mostly a box mix.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Warm Wishes

I made this to send out for Christmas this year and as an entry in Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop. I used  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Cocoa's Cups stamp set stamped with  My Favorite Things Extreme Black Hybrid ink and colored in the image with various Spectrum Noir TriBlend and Duo Color markers. I stamped the sentiments with Gina K Designs Amalgam Jet Black ink. The inside sentiment is from Stampin' Up Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set. All the cardstock is from  The Stamps Of Life Hope & Joy Collection. The twine is from Trendy Twine Candy Cane. I used Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops to accent a few snowflakes. Thanks for looking and have a Happy Thanksgiving. The blog hop ends at midnight Pacific time.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Jingle All the Way

Happy First day of Fall! I know a Christmas card, right? Lol. This A1 Swish Card die set was in the September Jingle All the Way Card kit from The Stamps of Life. All the products used are from the kit except the adhesive sheet used on the Jingle All the Way die, but it's still a TSOL product. The twine is Candy Cane from  Annie's Paper Boutique or Trendy Twine. TFL and by the way, please let me know if you like my new background.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Plant Smiles


I made this card using the sketch above from Fusion Card Challenge Front Porch. I fused the picture with the sketch or drew from the colors in the picture and followed the sketch. I'm also sending this card as a Use Your Scraps swap. The stamp set I used is Close To My Heart D1306 Treasure Life and is most likely no longer for sale as I believe it is an old stamp set. I used My Favorite Things Extremely Black Ink, Close To My Heart Blue Belle Ink, Tim Holtz Twisted Citron Distress Ink, Stampin' Up Highland Heather Ink, and Archival Jet Black Ink on all the stamps.The white, blue, green, and card base are all from The Stamps of Life and all but the card base is scraps. I cut the gray strip and the sentiment mat out of my scraps pile and not sure what manufacturer it's from. The sequins are 2 sets- Fancy Pants and Sweet Water from Spiegel Mom Scraps and I glued them down with Tombow Aqua Mono Liquid Glue. I used AdTech Crafter's Tape Glue Runner and my Xyron 1.5" Create A Sticker Maker to adhere everything else. I wanted to color in the flowers and then realized there wasn't anything to color. TFL and Happy Friday!

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Dream Big


I made this layout following the sketch from Stick It Down for September Single Page Sketch challenge. The 2 patterned papers are from Heidi Swapp Sun Chaser Collection kit. The main page is the opposite side of Sweet Thing and the bigger side of the layout is Sunburst. I just flipped the sketch. The stickers are from a recent great outdoors tag swap with a group I'm with on Facebook. The pictures were taken downtown New Bern, where I live, by DoubleTree Hotel. I included a picture of the bottom of the totem to show that is made as a memorial for a woman who died in 2007. I personally don't know the woman, but thought the flowers around the Extraterrestrial Totem are very pretty. The sequins are from The Stamps of Life Hibiscus Blooms and I glued them down with Tombow Aqua Mono Liquid Glue. The title- Dream Big is from Reminsce Quote Book Die Cut Stickers. The photo mat is also cardstock from Stamps of Life. Have a great weekend and TFL!

Hello There

  I made this card this afternoon to send to a penpal in CA. I made it for a challenge as well- #woodblockwednesday.  I used two wooden bloc...