Thursday, July 9, 2020

Autumn Birthday Card

I recently treated myself to this GinaMarieDesigns leaf quilt die, and gathered some snippets of autumn colored papers and cardstock to put this together. It's on a pumpkin pie card base, while the die was cut with early espresso, pumpkin pie, and random papers from my stash. After inserting all the negative pieces, I just added a sentiment and called this one done.

I'm entering this into the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #461 - polka dots

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Also entering into the NBUS #16 - never before used schtuff (leaf quilt die)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope things are going as well as can be in your part of the world. 


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Masculine Birthday

Here's a quick and fun birthday card I made using an embossing folder with tiny stars, a SNSS scalloped star border die and 2 different star punches. The background is dark brown and I used Crumb Cake, Kraft, and remnants of light blue cardstock for the stars and border. The SNSS sentiment was heat-embossed with white on dark brown and the tiny red stars were negatives from a SSS star border die. I think this will be a great masculine birthday card when the occasion calls for one.

I'm sharing this with the Craft Rocket challenge #72- for the men/boys

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Make My Monday challenge #126 - stars and/or stripes

Seize the Birthday #194 - red, white and blue
(Hope the light blue color is OK )

We're still sweltering here in PA but it could be so much worse, so I won't complain. I'm beyond grateful for our old a/c unit that continues working even at it's older age! (fingers crossed)

Thanks for the visit and I hope you are comfortable where you are! Take care and stay well!


Sunday, July 5, 2020

Bright and Cheerful Birthday

I made this card with an older Technique Tuesday stamp set that hasn't seen ink in quite a few years! I stamped the image and colored it with Copics, adding black Nuvo drops to the center of the flower as well as around the sentiment. The  green dots in the background were done with a Heidi Swapp stencil and the birthday sentiment was cut with GinaMarieDesigns dies. A few layers of color and I called this one done. I used the smaller stamp in the set to decorate the envelope which you can see in the lower left corner.

I'd like to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "Bright and Cheerful."

I hope your weekend is in full swing and life is being good to you!
Thanks for stopping by and take care!


Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Independence Day!

July 4th is the day we celebrate our independence here in the US and I made a card for this occasion using the colors of the American flag. I used the CAS(E) this Sketch #379 design to put this together. A strip of blue, 2 strips of red cut with a MFT notched border, a sentiment and some fireworks (stamped off in red, blue and platinum planet for a softer look) and 4 stars for the 4th of July, and I called this one done.
Wishing everyone who celebrates this day a very happy, fun, and safe July 4th!


Friday, July 3, 2020

Christmas in July

I pulled out an older die called Pine Trio by Memory Box and dug through my snippets to put together a Christmas card. I used bits of green mirror card, SU! glittered gold card, red glitter card, SSS white woodgrain embossed card, and a snippet of plaid dsp from a Kringle paper pad. The card base is Cherry Cobbler and the sentiment is unbranded, also stamped in Cherry Cobbler. The little stars on top of the trees were negative cuts from a SSS star border die.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Repeat Impressions DCCJL120 - Christmas in July

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Merry Little Christmas Challenge #24 - July anything Christmas goes


Dies R Us #148 - a/g using dies sold in the Dies R Us store (MB die)

Grab our Badge!

(I'm sliding this one in just a couple hours before it closes - whew!)

the Snippets Playground #381 - must use snippets

That's going to do it for me today. Wishing all my American friends a very happy Independence day celebration tomorrow and wishes to everyone for a fantastic weekend!


Thursday, July 2, 2020


While refilling my ink pads recently, I decided to have a play with them and create a tropical scene. I used the SU! Waterfront set (2018) to create the scene, embossing the Versafine-stamped silhouette images with clear detail ep. I sponged color on using my Distress inks, adding a couple of hand-drawn scribbles with a black Copic marker. I stamped the sentiments, then die cut the panel and card base with Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies. I wish I was on an island like this right now - far away from this crazy world we've been forced to exist in.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Just Us Girls Challenge #542 - Photo Inspiration

RRCB 138

Double D Challenge - stitches - with a mood board for inspiration

Thanks for taking time to stop by, it's always great to have you!


Monday, June 29, 2020

Masculine Birthday

I recently had a play with some Nuvo Shimmer powder in Blue Blitz color on a piece of water color paper. I added a few touches of silver mixative just for fun. Once it dried, I embossed it with an older Cuttlebug embossing folder, then took a Tombow dark blue marker and colored the embossed lines to make them stand out. I used a brand new GMD set of Venetian Label dies for the sentiment panel, and added a SNSS stamped sentiment along with 4 silver brads. It's all on a Navy card base and ready for mailing.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

Seize the Birthday #193 - a/g with a topping of watercoloring

NBUS Challenge #15 - never before used schtuff (Venetian Label Dies)

Thanks for the visit and I wish you the best possible Monday!


Friday, June 26, 2020

Masculine Thanks

I found this cool punched border in my snippets box recently and decided to use it to make a thank-you card based on the Retro Rubber Sketch challenge found here. I altered the sentiment a bit, but I'm happy with how this turned out. I lined the punched border with a black panel and used a Nestabilities Labels 2 die set to make the sentiment panel. I recently treated myself to a new stencil from GMD called Weave Pattern, and used it to create the background with some Smoky Slate ink. The sentiment is my favorite one from SU! and was retired in 2015 so it's old, but still stamps beautifully every time I use it. The enamel dots are also from GMD and that's really all this card needed.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

RRCB 137

Retro Rubber is also partnering this challenge with the

NBUS Challenge #15 - use never before used schtuff (stencil)

Thanks for checking in today and I wish you all a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, June 25, 2020

June Rudolph Days

I recently pulled out this older Tim Holtz holly branch die and made my Christmas card for the June Rudolph Days. I created the background with a SU! stencil and some antique linen distress ink before placing the holly branch on it. The leaves and berries were coated with Glossy Accents and sprinkled lightly with glitter while wet. I knew I had a bottle of Crackle Glossy Accents somewhere but couldn't find it, so I settled for using glitter. As luck would have it, as soon as I finished the card, I found that bottle of Crackle Glossy accents! LOL While I discovered that missing bottle, I also found an old bottle of red "smooch." Does anyone remember that? I used it to add a few touches of red here and there for the final touch.

I'm entering this into the June Rudolph Days challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and do have yourself a good one!


Sunday, June 21, 2020

I Care

I needed to add some cards with this theme to my stash, so I kept it simple, using a strip of designer paper along with a strip of kraft card stock. I embossed the blue panel with a Cuttlebug Decorative Tiles ef, while the kraft was embossed with a SU! square lattice ef. The stem was cut with a very old Sizzix little leaves die. The sentiment is from SU! Thoughts and Prayers, and I finished this card with some aqua Nuvo drops for a little sparkle.

I'm sharing this with the Just Us Girls Challenge #541 - color week

Also wishing a happy Father's day to all the great dads out there!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you do!