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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Congrats

 


Hello and happy Thursday, it has been another week of not being able to get anything shared on my blog.  Today's project share is a card created usking sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge #757.  I used mostly paper scraps, a Darice embossing folder, a Globeland die for the owl and a Sizzix die for the sentiment.  I will be sharing this card for the 2crafter1design YT and IG challenge, this week's theme is graduation.

Thank you for your visit, take care and hurry back soon!

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Sunday Musings

 


Hello Sunday, a new week and almost time to get back to work!  It has been raining all weekend so I haven't been as productive! I am doing a quick drive by post as I meant to share yesterday but time just got away.  I created this Father's Day card using sketch inspiration from Atlantic Hearts challenge #577 and papers from two of the DCWV paper stacks.  The sentiment and the hat are from two different Fun Stampers Journey stamp sets, finished by adding some Recollections gems. 

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and hurry back soon.

Friday, May 17, 2024

CIU #304 -Send Me Flowers


 Hello and happy Friday, let the weekend begin; it has been a long work week.  Today's card share is my latest design team project for the Cut it Up  challenge blog, the theme for challenge #304 is Send Me Flowers.  

When putting my card together I used a piece of paper that has been sitting on my desk for while for the base, cut the flowers using the Sizzix Bold Flowers die set and paper scraps from my stash. Finished the card by adding a stamped sentiment  a Woodware stamp set and a few gems. I'm sharing this card for the monthly Anything Goes challenge #123 over at Crafts Galore.

I hope you will visit the  Cut it Up challenge blog for  more design team inspiration, create and share your flower project (don't forget to use a die). The challenge starts today and ends Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at noon PST.

Thank you for your visit, have a wonderful weekend and hurry back soon!

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Thursday Musings

 


Wow, it has been a while since my last post, life has just been lifing!  Today's drive by card share was created using sketch inspiration form Sketch N Scrap card challenge #265.  I used papers and a sticker from the Echo Park Oh Happy Day paper kit. The sentiment came from the Brushed Messages  stamp set from Stampendous; finished by adding a few enamel dots and the card was done.

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

Sunday Musings

 


More morning, more National Scrapbooking Day projects loading!  Doing a quick drive by to share a Mother's Day card created using sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches #755.  The papers came from Recollections paper pads, the tulip and butterfly dies came from GlobeLand, cut the vellum oval using a Sizzix (Stephanie Barnard) die, finished the card by adding a stamped sentiment and some gems.  I'm sharing this card for the Mother's Day challenge #520 over at Shopping Our Stash and the 2Crafters1 Design challenge over on IG.

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Saturday, May 4, 2024

National Scrapbook Day


 Hello Saturday, doing a quick drive by post to share my first make for National Scrapbook Day.  I created this card this morning using sketch inspiration from Atlantic Hearts challenge #575 and mostly scraps of paper from a Simple Stories 6x6 paper pad, this may be the last project using papers from this pad; I'm not sure I can do anything else with the remaining scraps!  This card is done and will be going postal today!

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Friday, May 3, 2024

CIU #303 - Add a Sentiment


 Hello and happy Friday and National Scrapbooking Weekend! Today's project share is my design team project for  the Cut it Up challenge blog.  The theme for challenge #303 is Add a Sentiment, the challenge starts today and ends, Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at noon PST. 

When putting my card together I used sketch inspiration from  this month sketch from the Stick it Down (FB) group. The one piece of  pattern paper is from an American Crafts Spring 6x6 pad, I used a Sizzix border die, a flower die and a word die for the sentiment.  Finished the card by adding some Recollections gems and some TH Ranger distress black soot distress spray stain for the splatters!  I'm sharing this card for the Cardz 4 Galz challenge #224, Mother's Day or  any other celebration.

I hope you will visit the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration, create and share your project. Don't forget to use a die!

Thank you for your visit, enjoy your weekend and hurry back soon!

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Happy Retirement

 


Hello and happy Tuesday, doing a quick drive by post to share a retirement card that I created for a co-workert whose last day is today.  I didn't remember until this morning so I had to hurry and get something together before work, I used sketch inspiration from Sketch N Scrap card challenge #263, papers from an older Authentique 6x6 pad, a flowers from the Market Blooms series stamp set from scrapbook.com sentiment stamp from Cardz TV.  Finished this super cute card by adding a small Bo Bunny enamel heart!

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and I hope you will visit again soon.

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Don't Forget to Fly

 


Hello and happy Saturday, it has been a minute since I shared; lots going on!  Today's drive by post is a card created using sketch inspiration form Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge #574.  I used mostly scraps of paper, a Sizzix embossing folder and die set for the bird and a TH stamps for the sentiment.  The mini enamel heart is from Bunny and the gold thread is from Hobby Lobby.  Another signature card done and ready to go postal.

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and hurry back soon!

Friday, April 19, 2024

CIU #302 - Starts with the Letter B

 


Hello and happy Friday, looking forward to the weekend!  Today's project is for the Cut it Up challenge blog; the theme for challenge #302 is starts with the letter B.  I chose the word books and I created a layout.

When putting my layout together I used papers from an old Dear Lizzy She's Magic 12x12 paper pad.  I also used one of the cut-a-parts from the pad, cut the owl and books using a die set; used several alphabet stickers or the title.  This is one of my projects where I don't think the picture does it justice; it looks better in person.  I created this layout because I recently started a challenge where I am going back to one of my favorite past times, reading books; I love to turn pages; don't care to read books my electronic devices.  I'm sharing this project for the Anything Goes challenge #254 over at Crafty Gals Corner.

I hope you will visit the Cut it Up challenge blog for more starts with a B inspiration, create and share your project.  The challenge starts today and ends Wednesday,  May 1, 2024 at noon PST.

Thank you for your visit, take care and hurry back soon!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Wednesday Musings

 


Hello Wednesday morning, doing a quick drive by post as I have been up since 3:30 am and I want to go back to bed.  Today's project share is a card that I put together for the @2crafters1design and @satmornmakes over on YT and  IG.  I am late posting but since I started it I just finished, last week's challenge was umbrella; I used the Spellbinder's umbrella die that had been sitting in my stash unused for probably a year.  I just pulled some random papers together from my stash, stamped a sentiment from a Fiskars stamp set and added a few Stampin' Up gems and this card was finally done.  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #75 over at The Creative Crafters and the April challenge over at A Perfect Time to Craft.

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe; I hope you will visit again soon!

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Thinking of You

 






Hello Sunday, the start of a new week; best wishes for a wonderfully blessed week.  Today's project share is a card created using sketch inspiration from Atlantic Hearts challenge 572.  I just used miscellaneous leftover papers that were sitting on my desk waiting to be used. I used a Sizzix die set to cut the focal point, a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and a Love Nicole die set for the sentiment.  Another card done,  it will be going postal this week.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful week.  I hope you'll visit again soon.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

In My Thoughts

 


Hello Thursday, it has been cloudy with sprinkles of rain for most of the day here.  I worked from home today and managed to get my 30 minute walk done before the rain started.  Today's project share is a card created using sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge #752  The pattern papers are some of the last scraps from the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6 paper pad, used a scrapbook.com die to cut the flower and a Spellbinders stamps for the sentiment. This is the second sympathy card that I have needed this week, need to add some to my stash.

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and hurry back soon.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Sunday Musings

 


Hello and happy Sunday evening, doing a quick drive by post to share a card that I put together using sketch inspiration from Try a Sketch on Tuesday #644, pattern paper and the bunny die is from scrapbook.com.  All other papers came from my scraps stash, I used a Simple Stories stamp for the sentiment and not one that came with the bunny.  I'm also sharing this card for the Spring Has Spring challenge over at Shopping Our Stash #518.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and your family a wonderful week.  I hope you'll return soon!

Friday, April 5, 2024

CIU #301 - 3-2-1

 


Hello and happy Friday, let the weekend begin!  Today' project share is my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog.  The theme for challenge #301 is 3 - 2 - 1 ( 3 gems, 2 die cuts and 1 sentiment).

Not sure why this was a struggle for me but after a few attempts I decided to share this thank you card.   I used  3 Stampin' Up gems, a gift bag die and I stamped the sentiment on a stitched rectangle die cut.  I failed miserably at not adding items to my stash, this was my first time using the bag die, I did use  papers from the My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose 6x6 paper pad, it has been in my stash for a very long time. The sentiment is from a Spellbinders stamp set.

I hope you will visit the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration, create and share your 3-2-1 themed project.  The  challenge starts today and ends on Wednesday,  April 17, 2024 at noon PST.

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and hurry back soon!

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter


 Good morning, wishing you a wonderful day filled with the blessings of love and happiness!  Today's project share is a card that I put together using sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches #750.  I wanted to use a recently created tag that was sitting on my desk so I decided to use it and a another die instead of the oval.  Everything used on the card has been on my stash for some time, this was my first time using the splatter embossing folder.  I shared this card over on IG for the @craftydares, @2crafters1design and the @satmorn challenges. I am also sharing this card for the Spring has Sprung challenge #518 over at Shopping Our Stash.  

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and hurry back again soon!

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Palm Sunday


 Hello and happy Palm Sunday, today's card share is another Easter card created using sketch inspiration from Sketch N Scrap card sketch #262.  I used mostly paper scraps, an embossing folder, an EK Success edge punch, cut the basket using an Echo Park die and a KS Crafts die set for the remaining die cuts. Added a stamped sentiment and a few gems and this card was done, I had a hard time getting a good picture; it does look better in person!

Thank  you for your visit, take care and hurry back soon.

Friday, March 22, 2024

CIU #300 - Happy Birthday

 

 

Hello Friday and let the weekend begin!  Today at the Cut it Up challenge blog we are celebrating our 300th challenge by sharing our birthday themed projects.

When creating my project I decided to step out of my comfort zone by doing some things a little different from my usual clean and simple style. So off to YT University for some ideas that included using some of my unused stash!  I created the background by inking some clouds, adding some word stamping and finally  some splatter.  I used some TH salvaged patina distress ink and splatter.  I even made my own cloud stencil. Cut the balloons, added some burlap twine, made a bow and added to the card with some adhesive foam. The word happy was leftover from a previous project, added a few gems and the card was done!  I am sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #121 over at Crafts Galore  and the monthly challenge over at Die Cut Divas.

I hope that you will visit the Cut it Up challenge blog for more design team inspiration  as we have some guest designers that have joined us for our 300th challenge.  Create and share your birthday themed project, the challenge starts today and ends Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at noon PST.

Thanks for your visit,  take care and hurry back soon.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Hello Spring


 Hello Thursday afternoon, doing a quick drive by post to share another card.  Today's card uses sketch inspiration from Try a Sketch on Tuesday, challenge #643, miscellaneous papers and items that were sitting on my desk within arms reach.  I cut the pots using a Cottage Cutz die, the watering can and tulip are Echo Park dies and the sentiment stamp is from an unbranded set.  Finished the card by adding a few gems and it is now ready to go postal; no Spring temps in our forecast!

Thank you for your visit, take care and hurry back soon.  Tomorrow the Cut it Up challenge  starts and we are celebrating our 300th challenge so head on over for some awesome birthday creations inspiration!

Friday, March 15, 2024

Friday Musings

 


Hello Friday, let the weekend begin!  For some reason I am really struggling with daylight savings time.  I'm doing a quick post to share a card that I created using sketch inspiration from Sketch N Scrap card sketch #261.  The pattern papers came from the Sparkleberry Ink 6x6 paper pad from Michaels.  The flower and sentiment came from a Pink and Main stamp and die set, finished by adding some Paper Studio gems.

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and enjoy your weekend!  I hope you will return soon.

Monday, March 11, 2024

MFT Monday

 






Hello Monday, doing a quick drive by post.  I am sharing a card for the March Monday MFT challenge being hosted on YT.  I don't have a YT channel so I will just share over on IG.  I don't have a lot of My Favorite Things products in my stash but I wanted to play along in an effort to use what I have!  I used sketch inspiration from Try A Sketch on Tuesday challenge #642 and misc. papers from my scrap stash.  I used the Full Support die and the Crush Cancer stamp set from My Favorite Things, finished by adding some bling.   This card will go into my stash to be used later.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful week.  I hope you will visit again soon.

Friday, March 8, 2024

CIU #299 - Colors of Spring

 


Hello Friday, let the weekend begin.  Today's project share is my design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog. I created this mini slim line card for the Colors of Spring challenge #299.

When putting this card I used a Spellbinders embossing folder called Bubble Wrap, it has been in my stash for many years and this was my first time using it.  I am having a hard time parting with stuff even though I am not  or haven't used them.  The remaining die cuts came  from the Spellbinders Open House Door Die Collection.  Finishing by adding some gems in the flower centers.  I am sharing this card for challenge #164 Cozy over at Crafting Happiness and challenge #60 over at Never Before Used Stuff.

Please visit the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration, create and share your Colors of Spring project.  The challenge starts today and ends on March 20, 2024 at noon PST.

Thank you for your visit, be safe and hurry back soon!

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Wednesday Musings


 Hello Wednesday, I have been trying to share for the last few days but as life would have it I am just squeezing in the time.  Today's card share was created using inspiration from Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge #567 and more miscellaneous papers from my many scraps.  I cut the clover using the Create a Critter  2 Cricut cartridge, used a Fiskars stamp for the sentiment and finished by adding some sequins.  I am sharing this card for the It's Not Easy Being Green challenge #516 over at Shopping Our Stash.

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and hurry back soon.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

You're a Classic

 


It's Saturday night and I am back with my second share of the day.  This card was created using inspiration from one of the design team members over on Just Us Girls, the theme for challenge #716 was to CASE a one of their design team members.  Again I reached for papers that was used from recent projects with the exception of the vinyl that I used for the records.  Now that I am thinking about I do have some mirrored cardstock that I could have used.  The stamp and die set is an unbranded set that I had in my stash.  I also embossed the white layer with a sheet music folder which is hard to see in the picture even though I did ink it lightly.  This is one of those cards that look better in person.  I also shred this card for the music themed challenge hosted by 2crafters1 design over on YT and IG.

Continue to be safe and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

It's Your Happy Day

 




Hello Saturday, it's pouring buckets of rain so I will only go out as necessary!  Hopefully I can get a lot of play time in and schedule some blog post.  I'm doing a quick post to share a card that I created using sketch inspiration from Try a Sketch on Tuesday challenge #641.  I used mostly random papers from my scrap stash, the pattern piece came from a Pink Fresh Studio 6x6 paper pad.  I shared this card on IG for the @craftydares challenge which was to include some embossing and a cupcake.   Another card done, using my stash and ready to go postal soon.

Thank you for your visit, stay safe and hurry back soon!

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Happy Birthday Hank


 Hello and happy Sunday, doing a quick drive by post to share a card that I put together for my neighbor across the street.  I used sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge #745, paper from the Hey Mister My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad and a Sizzix stamp set for the sentiment.  I stamped and cut the hat using a Fun Stampers Journey Father's Day set.  In shopping my stash I used two items that had never been used!

Thank you for  your visit, hurry back soon!


Friday, February 23, 2024

CIU #298 - Dots and/or Stripes


Hello and happy Friday, the end of the month is approaching and I have to get some layouts completed.  Today's project share is my design team submission for the Cut it Up challenge blog.  The theme for challenge #298 is dots and or stripes.

When putting this 8 1/2x11 layout together I used papers that I picked up from JoAnn's recently, I cut the star studded circle using my Silhouette with some foil paper from Michaels.  The title is a wood veneer Momenta sticker, added a few other embellishments and it was done. The picture on the layout  of my daughter and I wearing our holiday pajamas from 2022.

I hope you will visit the Cut it Up challenge blog for more design team inspiration.  Create and share your Dots and/or Stripes project, don't forget to include a die.  The challenge starts today and ends, Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at noon PST. 

Thank you for your visit, take care and hurry back soon.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Happy Birthday Cheryl


 It's Tuesday and I'm already looking forward to Friday!  I'm doing a drive by post to share a birthday card created using sketch inspiration from Atlantic Hearts #565 and mostly paper from my scrap stash.  I am sending this card to one of my scrapping friends, she can easily add a sentiment and bling and share it with somone else if she likes. I used a Sizzix die to cut the flowers and the leaves were in my waiting to be use stack.  Another card done and  going postal late!

Thank you for your visit, take care and hurry back soon.

Friday, February 16, 2024

Love is a Wonderful Thing

 


Hello Friday, let the weekend begin; doing a quick drive by post as I am ready for bed.  Today I am sharing a card that I created for a IG challenge for #craftydares.  This week's dare was to use a doily, the color pink and a butterfly.  I used  Vicki Boutin papers, a WeR Memorykeepers heart doily die, a Crafter's Companion stamp and die sets, a MS punch for the butterflies and some CTMH gems.  This card doesn't have to just be for Valentine's Day.  I am sharing this card for challenge #743 - Love over at Little Red Wagon and Hearts/Flowers challenge over at Try it on Tuesday.

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and hurry back soon.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Thinking of You

 




Hello and Happy Valentine's Day! I am doing a quick drive by post to share another card, some of my friends are a little under the weather so I wanted to send them some hugs in a card.  I used sketch inspiration from Atlantic Hearts challenge #564, some Paper Studio papers and gems.  The flower is a stamp and die set from Pink and Main;  I used some alcohol markers to color the flower.  Another card done and ready to go postal!

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and hurry back soon.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Monday Musings

 


Hello rainy Monday evening, doing a quick drive by post to share another Valentine's Day card.  I used sketch inspiration from Try a Sketch on Tuesday challenge #640, and some random scrap papers.  Added a dotted oval, some twine and a glittered heart and this card was done!  The sentiment was stamped on the inside of the card.  I'm sharing this card for the Valentine challenge #161 over at the Crafting Happiness challenge blog.

Thank you for your visit, be safe and take care; hurry back soon!

Friday, February 9, 2024

CIU #297 - Have a Heart



 Hello and happy Friday, let the weekend begin!  Today's card share is my design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog, the them for challenge #297is Have a Heart.

I got the inspiration for this card from scrapbook.com and because I thought it needed something else so I decided to emboss the background after I created it.  I have mixed feelings about it so I might try it with a different font or color the next time.  I used some momenta alphas to cut the Xs and Os, a Darice Heart embossing folder, heat embossed the sentiment and the card was done and will be going postal soon!  I am sharing this card for the Paper Players theme challenge #675.

Now that you've seen my project I hope you will visit the Cut it Up challenge blog for more design team inspiration.  Create and share your Have a Heart project, don't forget to use a die!  The challenge starts today and end Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at noon PST.

Thank you for your visit have a wonderful weekend and hurry back soon.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Happy Birthday Esperanza


 Hello Tuesday and happy birthday to our baby girl!  Today I am sharing one of the cards that I made for her using sketch inspiration from Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge #563,  papers and the chipboard focal point sticker are from Prima Diamond collection.  I was gifted the paper pad, chipboard stickers and stamp set some time ago and decided it was time to use it! I used a TH label sticker for the sentiment and some Honey Bee Stamps gems. 

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and hurry back again soon!

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Happy Love Day


 Hello and happy Sunday, doing a quick drive by post to share another Valentine's Day card.  I used sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge #742, miscellaneous papers from my scrap stash, a heart die cut,  a stamped sentiment and a few  gems.  Another card done and ready to go postal soon, still using my stash!

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and hurry back again soon.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Tuesday Musings

 


Hello and happy Tuesday morning, doing a quick drive by post to share a Valentine's Day card that I put together using sketch inspiration from Sketch N Scrap card  sketch #258.  The papers came from the Honey Bee Stamps Hugs and Kisses 6x6 paper pad, the puffy heart stickers  and the stamp used for the sentiment came from Hobby Lobby.  I am still shopping my stash, trying not buy any craft related items at least for the next six months!  I have lots of unused in my stash so it's time to use it or part with it!

Thank you for your visit, take care and hurry back soon.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Seasoned With Love

 


Hello and happy cloudy Sunday, doing a quick drive by post to share a card created using sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge #741.  I shared this card for 2Crafters1Design challenge over on IG, their challenge was to use peachy keen stamps; I stamped a face on a ginger that was leftover from another project.  I used  papers from an old Grahic 45 6x6 paper pad, a Crafter's Companion edge die, a Honey Bee stamp for the sentiment and some wooden hearts.  I haven't spent a lot of time crafting because of life issues but I am hoping to ease back into my routine of creating more soon.

Thank you for your visit, take care and hurry back soon.

Friday, January 26, 2024

CIU #296 - Makes Me Happy

 


Hello and happy Friday, let the weekend begin.  Today's project share is a layout created for my design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog.  The theme for challenge #296 is This Makes Me Happy.

Ordinarily I would scrap something family centered but this picture was sitting on my table waiting to be scrapped.  I am a shoe girl, love shoes and my feet are always happy when I put on some new shoes.  On that particular day I was sitting in church and snapped this picture of my feet!  I used mostly scraps of paper, the pattern sheet came for a Paper Studio paper pack, I think the name of it is Boss Babe.  I used stickers for the title, a hexagon die set, a shoe punch, some floss and a  few other embellishments.

Head on over to the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration.  Create and share your Happy project using a die; the challenge starts today and ends February 7, 20224 at noon PST.

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and hurry back again soon.

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Just Saying Hello

 


Good morning, life continues and the valleys can overwhelm you to the point where your can't see the peaks.  Today I am sharing the one card that I was able to complete last week; I used sketch inspiration from challenge #639 over at Try a Sketch on Tuesday.  I used mostly random paper scraps from Vicki Boutin, pulled out an old EK Success butterfly punch, a Hero Arts stamp set for the sentiment and a few gems and the card was done.

Thank you for your visit, continue to be safe and hurry back soon.

Sunday, January 14, 2024

You Are Loved


Hello and happy Sunday, cold and breezy in our area with snow in the forecast this week.  Today's card is one uses sketch inspiration from Atlantic Hearts challenge #559, miscellaneous paper from my scrap stash, a Brutus Monroe stamp and die set and a few gems and this card was done!  

Thank you for your visit, enjoy your day off tomorrow if you observe  MLK Day.  I usually take off but I have to go in because I need a day off later in the week.   I hope you will visit again soon!

Friday, January 12, 2024

CIU #295 - Something New

 


Hello and happy Friday, life has been a little wild lately but I'm pressing on.  Today's project share is my design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog.  The theme for challenge #295 is A New Year (use a new tool, design, technique, idea, etc).

In my head I had a lot of things/ideas that would meet the criteria of the challenge theme but as life would have it I created this card using a new cover plate die and some color pops that I had from Scrapbook.com, a free item with a purchase.  So I am happy that I was able to use two new unused items from my stash. This may have been the first time that I tried the inlay technique too! Purple is one of my favorite colors so I just paired it with another sheet of paper that was sitting on my desk from another project. I am sharing my card for the January challenge #119 over at Path of Positivity challenge blog and #58 over at Never Before Used Stuff.

Now that you've seen my project, I hope you will visit the Cut it Up challenge blog for more design team inspiration, we have four new team members that recently joined.  I hope you will be inspired to create and share your  project using  something new from your crafty stash, don't forget to use a die, The challenge starts today and ends, Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at noon PST.

Thank you for your visit, take care and hurry back soon.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Bee Happy


 Hello Monday and Happy Birthday to my Aunt Andrea!  I'm not sure she'll visit my blog or even remembers me telling her about it! We have lots of birthdays in our family during the first two months of the year.  I used sketch inspiration from Try a Sketch on Tuesday challenge #638, some Honey Bee Stamps papers, a Sizzix  die set for the bee and the bee happy, a stamped sentiment and a few gems and this card was done.

Thank you for  your visit, continue to be safe and hurry back again soon.

Friday, January 5, 2024

First Friday Musings


Hello Friday, why am I up at this early hour; I had originally planned to share this card yesterday but as life would have it I didn't.  So here it is the 5th and I'm sharing my first project of the year and it is another New Years card; I hope to get them in the mail soon.  Today's card share uses sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches #738, more papers from the papers sitting on my desk, a Spellbinders star die set and stamp set for the sentiment.  I cut the numbers using a Sizzix die set.  I'm awake so I am going to get these cards ready for the mail today!  I'm sharing this card for the January Anything Goes challenge over on A Perfect Time to Craft.

Thank you for your visit, take care and hurry back soon.