Friday, June 3, 2022

Joy Fold Fun Card

 I can’t believe how long it’s been since I have posted any of my cards I’ve made. For the last several months I have been trying to organize my craft room. HaHa. I’ve finally got all my paper labeled. I found this retired Botanical Print product medley paper and decided I would make a card with it today.

I like the way this card turned out. Hopefully you will as well. I’ve been accumulating a bunch of cards to donate to our local Community Roots & Shoots non-profit garden shop.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Ever Eden Sending Hugs Card

 It’s been a wet, dreary and record setting 24 hours. We’ve set a record for rainfall in October here in Dayton. We are in a drought so we will welcome any rain we can get. Since I had to stay inside I made use of the time and created a card for the Freshly Made Sketch #508 challenge of the week. 

I used the new Eden’s Garden Suite which is available to purchase starting November 2nd (also my birthday). 

Here is the sketch the card was based on.

I hope you enjoyed the card for today. 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Celebrate Sunflowers Card

 Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 8 months since I have posted any of my cards. I guess life has got the best of me and I haven’t felt very creative lately. Today’s card is one I designed with inspiration from the Freshly Made Sketches 506 sketch. I actually made 25 of theses cards for a card swap I am participating in.

I started with a card base from thick Basic White. I then took a 5 1/4 by 4 piece of Soft Sea Foam and ran it through my Stampin Cut and Emboss machine using the Bark 3D Embossing Folder. On top of this I layered a Sunflower from the Sunflower Dies with the base cut out of Soft Succulent and the outline cut in Basic White. I cut the middle out of Gold Foil. For the stripe I cut a 2 inch strip of Painted Christmas DSP and then layered it with a 5/8 in strip of Basic White. I stamped the sentiment from Celebrate Sunflowers in Evening Evergreen. I added a few of the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels to finish off the front.

The inside is a 5 1/4 by 4 piece of Basic White stamped with the sentiment stamped in Evening Evergreen and the small sunflower in Soft Succulent. 

Hope you like the card and I’m planning on posting more frequently.

Here is the sketch the card was based off of.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

One Day only sale

The in colors 2019-2021 will be retiring soon. Make sure to order your paper, ink pads, ink refills before they are sold out and gone forever. Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock (my favorite), Seaside Spray and Purple Posy.

Tomorrow would be the perfect day to order them since Stampin Up is having a one day only sale with free shipping for all orders over $50.00!

Visit my shopping page to order at                                    

Monday, February 15, 2021

Hey chick

I love the images and sentiments in these two bundles.Sometimes it only takes something super simple to make you smile. Today, let that simple thing be the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles.  If they make you laugh and you want a chance to stamp with them, let me know or buy them here:

Monday, February 1, 2021

One More Valentine card with Kangaroo & Company

 I still had all the stamps and paper from yesterday’s card on my desk so I decided to enter this week’s Freshly Made Sketches #470 challenge. I just got it in under the wire.

I enjoy participating in this challenge every week, it’s a good place to set inspiration. The sketches are great! Here’s the sketch I based it off of:

The stamp set used was the Kangaroo & Company, the dies were the Kangaroo Dies. The DSP was some retired paper from last year. Trying to clean out my stash. I think it turned out cute. Not sure who I will give it to yet!

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Kangaroo & Company Valentine Cards

 It warmed up a little this weekend and our snow is all melted. Looks like it’s going to be dry for the next week. This weekend sure flew by, I did manage to make a couple of my valentine cards. Still have many more to go. 

I used the same sketch from my last two cards to make these cards for my grandchildren. 

For this card I started with a Heavy Basic White 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card base. I then ran a piece of Basic White 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 through my Cut and Emboss machine with the Brick and Mortar embossing folder #149643.I then layered a piece of old retired DSP (sorry I don’t know the name of the paper) that was cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 that I cut on a diagonal about 1/3 down. The xoxo stamp is from this month’s Paper Pumpkin. I emboss it with white embossing powder on a 5/8 in strip of Basic Black paper. I then layered it on a diagonal across the card and trimmed the ends. 
I stamped two of the kangaroos and hearts from the Kangaroo & Company stamp set #154502 with Memento black ink. I stamped the little Love you much in Basic Red. I colored these with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Real Red Stampin Blends. I die cut all the shapes using the matching Kangaroo Dies #154334. 
I glued the hearts to the top of the sentiment die cut. I then cut a small slit along the top of the pouch so the sentiment would be covered until you pull the hearts up. I used dimensionals on the back of the Kangaroo, avoiding the area where the sentiment slips in. I finished off the front with three small resin hearts embellishments #154578.

I stamped the little kangaroo on the bottom right corner of a piece of Basic White cut to 4 x 5 1/4 and then colored in with the same Stampin Blends as the big Kangaroo. I then stamped the inside sentiment from the Meant To Be stamp set #148626 with Basic Red ink. To finish off the envelope I glued a matching piece of DSP cut to 6 x 2/14 to the back flap.

This card was basically the same except I used the Painted Texture 3D folder #154317 to emboss the front Basic White sheet with. The DSP was the retired From My Heart. For the inside I used a 3/4in strip to match the front and layered the Basic White on a piece of Real Red.

I think my grandchildren Eli and Josie with enjoy these cards. I’d love to know which one is your favorite.