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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day


Hello and happy Sunday.  Today I am sharing the one Father's Day card that I made this year, I had so many in my stash that I didn't need to make anymore!  For this card I used sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches #507, pattern papers from the My Mind's Eye Hey Mister 6x6 paper pad, a cut from the Create-a-Critter 2 and the Father's Day Cricut cartridges.  The stamped sentiment is from the Cardz TV Happy Everything set.  I am sharing this card for the Father's Day challenges over at  Always Fun,  Bitten by the Bug 2 and Die Cuttin Divas.

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers and father figures!  Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful week.

Friday, June 14, 2019

CIU #176 - Welcome Summer


Hello, happy Friday and welcome weekend!  Today's project share is my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog.  The theme for challenge #176 is Welcome Summer and the sponsor is Newton's Nook.

I put my card together using sketch inspiration from sketch #411 over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  I used papers from the Photoplay Summer Daydreams paper pad, some unbranded dies for the sentiment and stitched square, added a few enamel dots and this card was done. 

I hope you'll head over to the Cut it Up challenge blog for more design team inspiration and decide to create and share a Summer themed project for a chance to win a $20 store credit from our sponsor.  The challenge starts today and ends on Wednesday, June 26 at noon EST.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you'll return soon.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Graduation


Hello and happy hump day, two days past graduation.  I have been trying to share for the past two days but as life would have it I haven't had time!  Today's project share is another graduation card using sketch inspiration from CAS(E) this sketch #325.  I used misc. papers from my scrap stash, a Fiskars stamp and punch for the graduation cap and the stars and a Stampendous stamp for the sentiment.  I'm also sharing this card for the Anything Goes Challenge #91 over at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit, hope you'll return soon.



Saturday, June 8, 2019

Party Time


Hello and happy cloudy Saturday.  I have been trying to post all week but as life would have it I just have had the time or energy.  Today's project is one of  one of the LOs created for Baby Girl's 18th Birthday.  I used pictures taken on her actual birthday as we celebrated with cake and ice cream at my MIL's.  I put this LO together using some random papers and embellishments and the LO was done.  I used the Cricut Craete a Criter cartridge for the balloons and Birthday Bash for the ice cream.  I am sharing this LO for the Anything Goes challenge #91 over at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit, hope you'll return soon!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Classmates


Hello and happy sunny Tuesday!  Six days and counting; it's all about Baby Girl so today I'm sharing another LO that I put together for her album. This was fairly easy since I used a base sheet from the DCWV High School stack I only added a class picture, some lettering, a punch for the pennant/flags and the year.  I needed to add a splash of color so I pulled some blue glitter paper from my scrap stash and it was done.  The picture was taken during the senior class spirit week where they took a photo and the front steps of the school.  I used the cricut cartridge Nate's ABCs for the lettering and numbers. 

Take care and have a terrific Tuesday.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Graduation Cap


Hello and happy cloudy Sunday, gearing up for a very busy week.  We are eight days away from Baby Girl's high school graduation.  Today's project share showcases how we altered her cap, happy this project is done because I need to move on!  I used a foil base, Recollections flowers, vinyl for the lettering and TH gears. We used the gears to symbolize her major which is engineering.  I'm sharing this project for the June Anything Goes challenge #35 over at the  Love to Craft challenge blog.

Thank you for your visits, hurry back!

Friday, May 31, 2019

CIU #175- Happy Birthday


Hello and happy sunny, hot Friday, let the weekend begin!  I'm back today to share my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog, the theme for challenge #175 is Birthdays and our sponsor is Spellbinders.

I used the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Sending a Happy Birthday etched die set  by Sharyn Sowell from her Happy collection.  The papers came from my scrap stash and the Recollections Backyard Table 6x6 pad, added some sparkle to the candles using a Crafter's Companion glitter pen and this card was done!

We'd love to have you visit us over at the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration; share your birthday project using a die for the chance to win some crafty goodness from Spellbinders.  The challenge starts today and ends on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at noon EST.

Thank you for you visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Happy Graduation Day


Hello and happy Tuesday, another sunny day in today's forecast with the possibility of some showers. I hope that you had a wonderful weekend, enjoyed some time with family and friends.  Today's card share is another graduation card using vinyl and a cut from the Silhouette design store.  I used a Cardz TV stamp for the sentiment and a few Love Nicole stars as embellishments.  I'm sharing this card for the graduation challenge over at Always Fun Challenges.

Thank you for your visit, hope you'll return soon.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Baptism



Hello and happy Sunday, I am doing a quick drive by post as I tried to post before church but ran out of time since Baby Girl had to be there early since she had to usher today.  Today I am sharing her baptism LO which has been siting unfinished for some time!  I cut the Bible and title using my SLICE, used a strip of  DT washi,  a Verve stamp for the Bible verse, added a few gems and the LO was finally complete.  So happy to have this blessed event finally documented.  I can't believe this is only my 4th LO for the year and it is almost June.  I am sharing this LO for the Anything Goes challenge #90 over at Cardz TV.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Congrats


Hello and happy sunny Thursday, it is going to be warm today.  I won't be spending too much time outside.  Today I am doing a quick drive by post to share one of the graduation cards that I made as I am running out of time since June will be here soon.  The pattern paper is from Paper Studio, picked it up a few weeks ago when they had single sheets of pattern paper on sale.  The Polaroid was cut using an unbranded die, stamped the sentiment and added a few stickers and this card was done!

Thank you for your visit, hope you'll return soon!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Thinking of You


Hello and happy hot and sunny Monday, another day of extremely warm temps.   We had a relatively busy weekend and I didn't sleep well last night but I still must press on.  Today's card share is a super clean and simple but classy card!   I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Dwell 6x6 paper pad, sketch inspiration from CAS(E) this sketch #322, stamped the sentiment on a fish tail cut banner and the card was done!

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful week.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday Musings


Hello Saturday, more warm temps in our area today after a loud hunder and rain storm last night.  My plans for today include chores, errands and working on more LOs.  Today's card share is one created with sketch inspiration from Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge #407.  The papers came from my scrap stash so I'm not sure but I think the pattern piece might be My Mind's Eye, used  unbranded dies for the stitched circles, a Stampendous stamp for the sentiment and a MS butterfly punch.

Thank you for your visit, hope you are enjoying your weekend,

Friday, May 17, 2019

CIU #174 - Picnics


Hello and happy sunny Friday, let the weekend begin!  Today I am sharing my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog, our theme for challenge #174  is Picnics and our sponsor is A Day for Daisies.

When putting my card together I struggled with the design and sentiment, so I used inspiration from one of  Mary's sketches from Cardz TV.  I used the watermelon wedges digital stamp from our sponsor that I colored with pencils.  The papers used came from my scrap stash,  a Bo Bunny stamp for the sentiment and a few Recollections faux pearls for embellishments and this card was done!

Now that you've seen my card, I hope you'll  head on over to the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration and decide to share your Picnic themed project for a chance to win a $8 gift certificate from our our sponsor.  The challenge starts today and ends Wednesday, May 29 at noon.

Thank you for your visit and I hope you'll return soon!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Congrats


Hello and happy Thursday, doing a quick drive by post today.  Today's card share uses sketch inspiration from Atlantic Hearts sketch #316, papers from the WeR Memory Keepers Hall Pass 6x6 paper pad, an unbranded die for the stitched circle and, a Studio G stamp for the sentiment.  This  6x6 paper pad is almost done and this card can be one used for a male!  I have to step up and get my graduation/moving on cards done soon as the school year comes to an end.

Take care, I hope you'll come back tomorrow for my latest design team project.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Senior


Hello and happy Tuesday, cloudy/rain and cooler temps in our area today.  I'm doing a drive by post to share my latest LO which I completed at Saturday's crop.  I am so far behind that I doubt I'll have my daughter's book done by the end of the summer!  Today's LO is super simple and it uses one of the pictures taken during a photo session for some of her senior portraits.  The base pattern paper came from the DCWV Teenage Dream 12x12 paper stack, and the title was cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  I used stickers, a doily, die cuts and a torn sheet from an old book as embellishments.  I am sharing this LO for the anything goes challenge #89 over at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit, hope you'll visit again soon!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches


I am back again to share one of the last Mother's Day cards that I made this year..  I am back home after spending some time with my mom or rather my parents and decided to share another card since the sketch link would be closing soon. I used sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge #504, papers from the Ki Memories Doilies 6x6 paper pad, some twine and Paper Studio flowers.  I am sharing this card for the Anything Goes May/Mother's Day challenge over at Papercraft Challenge.

Thank you, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Especially for You


Hello, happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day!  I spent some time yesterday playing with the RVA Scrappers celebrating NSD and I completed all the make and takes and the card that I am sharing.  I used mostly scraps of paper, the Sizzix rain boot die and a Me & My Big Ideas sticker for the sentiment.  The rain boot is one of the dies that I was enabled to buy after seeing a YT haul video and one that I like alot so I will be using it again soon.  I am sharing this for the May Flower challenge #395 over at  Shopping Our Stash.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you will return again soon.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Teacher Appreciation


Hello and happy Friday, mild temps in the forecast for our area today.  It's Friday and I'm here to share a last minute card that I had to mass produce for my daughter.  She is in her last year of high school and for some reason decided that she wanted to do something for her teachers so I made a this card after looking on the internet for quick and simple ideas!  I literally took the picture as we were trying to get out the door after she asked me to write the note on the inside of the cards so it looks a little blurred.  I used a Darice embossing folder, the pencil is a cut from the Nate's ABCs Cricut cartridge and the sentiment is from the Cricut Sampler cartridge.  I thought about adding some stars but since I had to put these together without any help from my daughter I kept it simple!  This week we have recognized; police, nurses and teachers and we are thankful for the important work that they do!  I'm sharing this card for the anything goes challenge #89 over at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you a wonderful weekend as most will celebrate mothers and college graduates.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Tea Time


Hello and happy Thursday, sunny skies in our area after a rain storm yesterday.  Today's project share is a coffee/tea themed Mother's Day card created using sketch inspiration from the May sketch challenge #419 over at Die Cuttin' Divas.  I used papers from the Shimelle True Stories 6x6 paper pad, dies to cut the square and circle and the A Child's Year Cricut cartridge for the cup; finished the card by adding a few C.C. Designs enamel dots.   I am sharing this card for the May Anything Goes  challenge #34 over at Love to Craft. and the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers where you'll find lots of great inspiration!

Thank you for your visit, I hope you'll return soon.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Mother's Day


Hello and happy sunny Tuesday, I'm back today to share another Mother's Day card.  I'm running late I hope to get all of my cards in the mail by tomorrow so they will arrive on time.  I created this card using sketch inspiration from Sketch N Scrap #145, paper from the Ki Memories Growing Garden 6x6 paper pad, used the Cricut Create-a-Critter 2 cartridge for the sentiment and finished it by adding some Simple Stories enamel dots.  I am sharing this card for the Female or Mom  challenge #109 over at Always Fun Challenges and the Mother's Day challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2.

Thank you for your visit and I hope you'll return soon.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Super Sweet


Hello Sunday and happy Cinco de Mayo!  It has been raining since last night so that means less outside time today as the rain continues and the possibility of a storm.   I didn't get to play for National Scrapbooking day yesterday so I got up early this morning and decided to play before getting ready for church.  Today's card share uses sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches #501, paper from the Ki Memories 6x6 paper pad, a Studio G cupcake stamp (colored with color pencils) and some Queen & Co Jellies.  I am sharing this card for the Hello Cupcake challenge #394 over at Shopping Our Stash and the Anything Goes challenge #88 over at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, May 3, 2019

CIU #173 - Mother's Day


Hello and happy Friday more warm temps in today's forecast.  I am back today to share my latest design team project for the Cut It Up challenge blog.  The theme for challenge #173 is Mother's Day and our sponsor is Lawn Fawn.

For my card I used sketch inspiration from Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch #405, papers from the My Mind's Eye Well Hello 6x6 paper pad, a TH rosette thinlit die for the flower, a gem from my stash and a CTMH stamp for the sentiment.

I hope you'll head over to the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration and decide to create a  Mother's Day project where you use a diecut and share it  for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Lawn Fawn.  The challenge starts today and ends at noon EST time on Wednesday May 15, 2019.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday Wanderings


Hello and happy Wednesday, warm temps in our area today.  I have been so busy that I haven't had time to share, but I wanted to stop in today to share a little update on some things that I have been working on, I have so many pictures that I need to scrap but I just haven't had the time and I'm not sure when I will have the time!  Today I am sharing a little picture collage of what happened today,  this morning our daughter presented her senior thesis and it was also decision day for the seniors. Monday night I had to make sure she had stuff to decorate her locker (pictured)  and last night/this morning I made a photo booth and props for their decision day pictures.  We have just forty more days until graduation!

Thank you for your visit, please come again soon.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Mother's Day Card


Hello and happy cloudy Friday, rain, wind and storms in today's forecast.  I'm doing a quick driveby post to share a Mother's Day card that I created using sketch inspiration from Sketch N Scrap card sketch #144.  I'm having a hard time creating right now so I just decided to sort  through some of my stash  and I put this card together;  the pattern papers came from the Pebbles Garden Party 6x6 paper pad and the flowers are from Prima and Paper Studio.  I'm sharing this card for the Cardz TV Anything Goes challenge #88. 

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Bee Happy


Hello and happy Wednesday, more warm weather in the forecast for our area today.  Wow, I just can't seem to get back on track with creating and sharing.  I have really been sad due to a recent loss and trying to get my daughter ready for the prom and finalize her college plans.  Today's card share uses sketch inspiration from Try Stampin' on Tuesday #404.  The paper came from the Pebbles  Garden Party 6x6 paper pad, Hampton Arts Bee Happy Stamp and Die and a Jillibean Soup stamp.  I'm sharing this card for the CAS challenge #107 over at Always Fun Challenges.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you'll return soon.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Cut it Up #172 - Butterflies and Bugs


Hello and happy Friday, rain and possible storms in today's forecast.  I'm back today to share my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog.  The theme for challenge #172 is Butterflies and Bugs and the sponsor is Dreaming Tree.

Today's project is a dragonfly mini lantern which is one of our sponsor's free SVGs.  I really like the purple but wish I had a different color of velum and/tea light.  The papers that I used came from the Love Nicole Peacock 81/2 x 11 pack.  I will certainly be adding some colored vellum to my stash because this is  definitely a project that I will probably create again!

I hope you'll go visit the Cut it Up challenge blog for more design team inspiration and decide to join us by sharing your Butterflies and Bugs project for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate from Dreaming Tree.  The challenge starts today and ends on Wednesday, May 1 at noon EST.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday Musings


Hello and happy Thursday, warm temps in our area today and rain in tomorrow's forecast.  I feel bad that my blog has been neglected but as life would have it I just haven't had the time to play or share.  Today's project share is a card created using sketch inspiration from the April card sketch over at Stick it Down.   I used papers from Ki Memories Color Crush 6x6 paper pad, a Studio G stamp for the sentiment and the bunny is a freebie from Scribbles Designs added some Simple Stories enamel dots and this card was done; I colored the bunny with color pencils.  I'm sharing this card for the following challenges:

Always Fun Challenges #106 - Easter
Cardz TV Challenge #87 - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff Challenge #355 - Easter/Spring 

Thank you for your visit and I hope you'll return soon.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Happy Retirement


Hello and happy Thursday, mild temps and sunny skies in our area today.  It has been a challenging week so I haven't had much time to play or update my blog which is really not good.  Today I am doing a driveby post of a retirement card that I made for one of my co-workers.  I used sketch inspiration from Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge #403, papers from Ki Memories Spring Garden 6x6 paper pad, a stamped sentiment from the Cardz TV Favorite Phrases set and a few enamel dots.  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #86 over at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you'll come back again soon.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Happy Easter



Hello and happy Saturday, cloudy and cool temps in today's forecast.  Today's card share uses the technique called ink smooshing.  I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something different,  I will be trying it again with different colors.  I used paper scraps of paper from my stash to cut the chick using the Create-a-Critter 2 Cricut cartridge and stamped the sentiment using a Craft Smart stamp, added a few gems (hard to see in the picture) and this card was done.  I am sharing it for my the Easter challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2 and the Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge #353 over at Use Your Stuff.

Thank you for your visit, enjoy the rest of your weekend; hope you will return soon!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Cut it Up #171 - Bunnies/Baskets


Hello and Happy Friday, rain in the forecast for our area.  Today's project share is my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog.  The theme for challenge #171 is Bunnies and or Baskets and our sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

I decided to showcase a basket and bunny, the Easter Egg Treat Basket is one of my files from My Scrap Chick and I cut the bunny using my SLICE machine.   I used more papers from the MS Essentials Holiday paper pad.  I borrowed the eggs from a basket that I have sitting on my table as part of my holiday decor.

I hope you will head over to the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration and create your own project for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  The challenge starts today and ends on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at noon EST.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Happy Birthday Cheryl


Hello Tuesday, more cool temps and the possibility  for some showers in our area today.  Today's card share is one I made for one of my scrappin' besties birthday using sketch inspiration from challenge #401 over at  Try Stampin' on Tuesday.   I used pattern papers from the DCWV Elegant & Serene 12x12 paper pad, the Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut set for the sentiment and a mini polaroid die.  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #86 over at CardzTV.

Thank you for your visit and I hope you'll return soon.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Feel Better Soon


Hello and happy Sunday, the weekend is almost over but the kids are on Spring Break so maybe our week won't be so hectic.  Today's card was created using inspiration from Atlantic Hearts sketch #309, paper scraps from my stash and the Jillibean Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup 6x6 paper pad. I used a  CTMH stamp for the sentiment, an unbranded stitched oval die and a Sizzix bow die.  Another card done and ready to go postal!

Take care and come back again soon.

Friday, March 29, 2019

You Can Do It


Hello and happy Friday, warmer temps in today's forecast.  Today's project is another card for my lunch box series.  We will be starting the count down soon as we have less than 100 days until Baby Girl's high school graduation, we will be attending another college open house tomorrow.  I used sketch inspiration from  Sketch N Scrap  card sketch #142, pattern papers from the Bo Bunny Modern Miss 6x6 paper pad, the Love Nicole Get Well Soon  stamp and die set and the Spellbinders Nestabilities star die set. I am sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #86 over at Cardz  TV.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A Huge Hug


Hello and happy Wednesday, it is sunny and cold in our area today.  I'm back to share another drive by post and another one of my lunch box series cards.  Today's card share uses inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches #496.  When I saw this sketch I decided I wanted to use one of my Sizzix Flip-it Framelit die by Stephanie Barnard which have been sitting unused for years.  I used papers from the My Mind's Eye A Happy Heart 6x6 paper pad, a Fiskars stamp for the sentiment and a MS butterfly punch.  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #85 over at CardzTV.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Happy Birthday Javon


Hello and happy sunny skies Monday!  I am back today do do a quick drive by post to share a birthday card that I put together for a family friend.  He celebrated his eleventh birthday yesterday with lots of fun activities this past weekend.  I used scraps from my paper stash and a piece of pattern paper from the My Mind's Eye Life of the Party 6x6 paper pad.  The die set is one of the Spellbinders Die D-Lites that I picked up on clearance from HL last year.

Thank you for your visit and I hope you'll return soon.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

You Got This


Hello and happy Saturday, no rain in the forecast and another weekend to try to get some much need chores and tasks completed.  I am back today to share another lunch box series cards using sketch inspiration from sketch #141 over at Sketch N Scrap.  I created this card using only paper scraps, the pattern pieces came from the Pebbles Girl Squad 6x6 paper pad, some Queen & Co. gems and a cut apart from the paper pad for the sentiment.  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #85 over at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit, hope you'll return soon.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Cut it Up#170 - Flowers


Hello Friday, welcome to the weekend.  Today's  project share is my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog.  The theme for challenge #170 is flowers and our sponsor is Scrappy Dew Creations.

When putting my card together I used paper from my scraps stash, a wood grain embossing folder, a small flower die and the flower bear from Scrappy Dew.  I decided not to add a sentiment to the outside of the card.

Now that you've seen my card, I hope you will head over to the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration and decide to create and share your flower project for a chance to win some crafting goodies from Scrappy Dew.  The challenge starts today and ends, Wednesday, April 2, 2019 at noon EST.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

A Happy Hello


Hello, happy Sunday and St Patrick's Day, cool temps and sunny skies in the forecast for our area.  Today's card share is a card using sketch inspiration from Atlantic Hearts #307, pattern papers from the DCWV Year Round paper pad, some Recollections gold foil paper, a cut from the Create a Critter 2 cricut cartridge, s Stamapin Up stamp for the sentiment and some  sequins.

I am sharing this card for challenge #101- Shades of Green over at Always Fun Challenges,  the St. Patrick's Day/Green challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2,  and challenge #411 - Use Green or Gold over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful week.

Friday, March 15, 2019

World Sleep Day


Hello and happy Friday, warm temps in the forecast for today.  It's World Sleep Day and I am sleepy, still trying to adjust to the time change.   Today's card share uses  sketch inspiration from  Tuesday Morning Sketches #494.  The pattern papers came from the Well Hello paper pad, used an unbranded stitched square die, a Studio G stamp, some Stickles (not sure you can see them in the picture), and some Queen & Co. embellishments.  This is one of those cards where I have mixed feelings about the end result, can't change it now!  Last Friday was my MIL's birthday and I forgot to share her card and today's card is for my co-worker Ella who is celebrating her birthday today!  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #85 over at Cardz TV and Friday Fun Day Friday challenge #273 over at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday Wanderings


Hello and happy hump day, sunny skies and mild temps in today's forecast.  I really wanted to post yesterday but my life and time right now is really challenging!  I decided to try this after watching Jennifer McGuire's  Stamped Shaker Cards YT video yesterday and was  pleased with the outcome with the exception of my coloring.  I really need to find some time to just practice so until then my coloring is still a work in progress, I was gifted a blending pencil; not sure if I used it correctly.   The stamp and die set that I used was one that I picked up from ACMoore, it is their Love Nicole brand, I cut the leaf with some shimmery paper and used some Recollections glass beads and sequins glitter inside the shaker.  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #84 over at Cardz TV and #32 over at Love to Craft.

Thank you for your visit, have a wonderful Wednesday.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Thank You


Hello and happy Sunday, it was overcast this morning but the skies are clear now with warmer temps.  Today's card share uses sketch inspiration from sketch #493 over at Tuesday Morning Sketches, papers from the Recollections Blue Blooms 6x6 paper pad and the DCWV Elegant and Serene 12x12 paper pad.   I cut the stitched oval with an unbranded die and the sentiment using the Beyond Birthdays cicut cartridge; I am sharing this card for the Bitten by the Bug 2 thank you challenge.

Thank you or your visit, I hope you will return soon.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Best Wishes


Hello and happy Saturday, more rain in today's forecast but no rain and warmer temps in tomorrow's forecast.  I am so over all of this rain!   This is going to be another drive by post as I need to get ready for today's chores and activities!  Today's card share is a male themed card using  inspiration from sketch #306 from Atlantic Hearts.  The paper is from the Love Nicole Time Machine paper pad, unbranded tool dies and some Nicole nail heads.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Cut it Up #169 - Hello Spring


Hello and happy Friday more cool temps and a forecast for afternoon showers in our area.  Today I am sharing my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog.  The theme for challenge #169 is Hello Spring and our sponsor is The Cutting Cafe.

I put my card together using the tulips from the tulip shaped card set, if you get the set it comes with shaped cards too but I decided to use my own base.  If you are familiar with The Cutting Cafe you know that most of the files includes layers and card sentiments. I used paper scraps  from my stash, pattern papers are from the MS Essentials Holiday 12x12 paper pad, and I finished the card off by adding a Recollections ladybug sticker. 

Now that you've seen my card I hope you'll visit the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration and decide to create and  share a Spring project using a die cut for a chance to win some cutting files from The Cutting Cafe.  The challenge starts today and ends Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at noon EST

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Just Because


Hello and happy Wednesday, clear skies and cold temps.  Prayers and thoughts for those affected by the recent tornadoes.  I'm running behind with my blog post as I meant to share this card yesterday!  I created this card using sketch inspiration from the Scrapbook & Cards Today Facebook group for one of their challenges.  I used paper from the My Mind's Eye Well Hello 6x6 paper pad, a Spellbinder's label die, a Memory Box wreath die and some Recollections gems.  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #84 over at Cardz TV and for the Fun-Day Friday Challenge #271 over at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Thank you for your visit, hope you'll return soon!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Congrats


Hello and happy Sunday, more rain in today's forecast.  I am doing a quick drive by post as I have lots to do.  We aren't going to church this morning since Baby Girl is still not feeling well enough to go out, I sure hope she can go back to school on Tuesday. Today's project share is another card for my lunchbox series created using sketch inspiration from CAS(E)  this sketch #311.  I used paper from the Ki Memories (Hampton Arts) 6x6 paper pad, an unbranded stitched square die, some glimmer mist and a Studio G stamp for the sentiment.  March is National Craft Month so I continue to try to use my stash to create as much as possible.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Paper Rosettes


Hello Friday and happy March!  Rain and cold temps  in today's forecast but no rain and warmer temps tomorrow.  Doing a quick drive by post to share another card; last week I started creating paper rosettes, watched YT and decided to order a die set.   The card above uses one of the dies, paper from the Craft Smith Harvest Boutique12x12 paper pad and a stamped sentiment.  I have decided I need more practice with creating rosettes manually as I have mixed feelings about the TH thinlit dies.   I am sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #84 at Cardz TV.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A Pizza My Heart


Hello and happy Wednesday; cold temps, clear skies and no rain in today's forecast!  Today's card share is another lunchbox greeting card created using sketch inspiration from Tuseday Morning Sketches #492 and paper from the My Mind's Eye Blink of  an Eye 6x6 paper pad.  I used one of the Recollections Valentine's Day stamp and die sets that I picked up on sale and it doesn't necessarily have to be used for Valentine''s day.  I colored the pizza using my Sargent Art colored pencils and glitter gel pens.  I really like how this card came out and I think it looks better in person because I added some glitter to the eyes after I took the picture!  I'm sharing this for the February Anything Goes challenge #31 over at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Boxed Card Set


Hello and happy Monday afternoon, I'm back sharing my second post for today.  This is a quick drive by post as I was undecided whether I wanted to share this project or not.  I created this project over the weekend after watching Tmika's  YT video.  I am most pleased with how the box turned out, I used some 110 lb gray card stock for the bottom and some printed acetate for the top.  The acetate came from a 12x12 paper pad that has been in  my stash forever.  I made the four A2 sized cards using scraps of paper mostly from the Pebbles Garden Party 6x6 pad, stamps, circle and oval dies, gems, enamel dots and sequins for embellishments. In the video she used one sheet of double sided 6x6 paper but I decided to just use scraps instead of using a piece of double sided paper.  I'm sharing this for the RAK challenge #408 over at Die Cuttin' Divas. This set has already been gifted to one of my co-workers who is always asking for cards at the last minute!

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Love You to Pieces


Hello and happy Monday, wind and sun today but more rain in the forecast this week.  I had a relatively quiet weekend, of course I didn't get a lot done but I did get a few things marked off my to do list!  I even got to hang out for a few hours with the RVA Scrappers!

Today's project share is another lunchbox greeting for my daughter.  I used sketch inspiration from CAS(E) this sketch  #310,  paper scraps from my stash that included pattern paper from the Pebbles Garden Party 6x6 paper pad.  The stamped sentiment is from the Cardz TV Favorite Phrases stamp set and the typewriter was cut using a Firefly die.  I am sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #83 over at Cardz TV.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Cut it Up #168 - Clovers (St. Patrick's Day)


Hello, happy Friday and let the weekend begin!  Today's project share is my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog, our theme for challenge #168 is Clovers (St. Patrick's Day) and our sponsor is KittenScraps.

This is one of those projects where I struggled which means I have mixed feelings about it.  I used one of the mice from our sponsor's Irish Blessings Digi Stamp set.  I colored the mouse with coloring pencils, cut it out using a stitched rectangular die, used papers from the  DCWV All Year Round paper stack,  I  cut the sentiment using the Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge and added a few sequins to finish the card.

Now that you've seen my project, I hope you will head over to the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration and decide to share your Clovers project for a chance to win a gift certificate from KittenScraps.  The challenge starts today and ends on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12 noon EST.

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