Wednesday, May 31, 2023


Hello all !!!

Boy I have been side tracked for a while and thought I'd hop in and share a card I made last nite.

I need to make a few baby boy and girl cards and a baby book. Working on an order for a friend and need to get started on my class stuff for my Stampaway classes. Stampaway will be here in the blink of an eye. So many things to do, so little time. 

OK let me share a baby card I finished tonite.

Used some old DP, pink CS and some die cuts from Impression Obsession - Circle Baby Cutout set. My card is a 5X7 and those pink strips are 1/4" wide

Hope this is a design that you might want to try, it's easy and you can use scraps, I did. 

I will be submitting this to the following challenges:

Hope I have inspired you. This is a fun and easy card to make. 

Have a wonderful rest of your week.

See ya soon

Friday, May 12, 2023

Hello Spring

Hello Everyone

I think I'm on a flower roll. (LOL)
I made  this card for my club meeting that took place Tuesday evening.  We were given a 12X12 piece of DP and we were challenged to use some of it in a project. 

So after looking at that DP for 3 weeks I finally decided what I wanted to do. I cut a strip off and added it on the left side of my 5X7 card base. Then I spied those round flowers on that strip and it reminded me of  a stamp from years ago that was a circle with a spiral within the circle. You cut along the spiral and then using a quilling tool turn the paper. Let the paper relax and there you have flowers. I used yellow CS and added some green ink to the edges of my flowers. The sentiment was also on that 12X12 paper. 

Here is the 12X12 we were to use for the challenge project

I love the challenge project each month. We are given something to use for the next months challenge project and there are times that it really is a challenge, at least for me it is. LOL. We generally all make cards. Sometimes I have to look at the challenge stuff we are given for a while til the idea pops in my brain.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Hope this card gives you ideas. 

Thanks for stopping by. I will be back soon

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Thinking of You

May flowers are in bloom.......
Boy, Calla Lilies are a treat to the eyes, aren't they??

I made this card using the Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies for the Calla Lilies 

I used a stencil to make the background. And since I was working with boxes that day, I decided to mount the flowers on some corrugated box scraps.

 Those Lilies are really easy to make and I think they make a beautiful presence. 

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. See ya soon.

Monday, May 1, 2023

Thinking of You

 Welcome back and welcome to a new month!!!

May is here and hopefully we will have warm weather that stays. May, how did it get here so fast!!!??!

Today, May 1, also welcomes in a new blog challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge

The Love To Scrap Challenge is a scrapping challenge blog and all types of scrapped projects are welcomed - cards, scrapbook layouts, ATCs, mixed media, altered items, 3-D projects, etc. - using bits of new or leftover stuff. 

There are six challenges per year, and each challenge lasts approximately six weeks. All challenges are family-friendly Anything Goes. The challenges go live at 4:00 AM Mountain Time on the 1st day of each odd month and run until 4:00 PM Mountain Time on the 15th day of the following month

Well, as a stamper, I never seem to be able to throw away paper. So I have many saved scraps and this is the perfect challenge blog for me, (LOL) If you save scraps then this is the perfect challenge blog for you as well. The things I save are also things I try out to see if I am going to like it, is it too difficult etc. So a lot of times I will try it on white CS before I use colored cardstock for a project. And of course I save those trial and error pieces. Heaven forbid I would waste any paper (LOL).

On todays project I worked with some border punches (a while back) and pulled out my saved pieces to see if I could use one. Found one that worked and here is the end result.  BTW, This is a 6X6 card 

The white CS layer that looks like a doily, I made that using a square piece of CS  and a border punch. I added some scrap patterned paper to the 4 corners. The center is also a square and I happened to have a stamp that fit in that blank space. I added a piece of dark green CS as a layer and mounted it in the center, added sentiment and this was a card that was finished. This border technique using a border punch will work with a rectangle shape as well (like for a 5X7 base card)

I love it when I can use some of those precious pieces of card stock that I just didn't have the heart to throw away. LOL 

Here is what I used to make my card:

  • Dark Green CS
  • White  CS
  • Yellow CS and bits of yellow DP
  • MS Crochet border punch
  • Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
  • Stamped sentiment Tim Holtz Stamper Anonymous - Simple Sayings
  • Stamped image - Penny Black - Garden Letter
  • Black ink - VersaFine Clair - Nocturne
I am entering my card in the following challenges:

So OK, get your scraps out and use some to make a really cool and unique card and submit it at the Love To Scrap Challenge. I'd love to see what you come up with. 

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon.