Friday, December 25, 2020

Dove sympathy

Here is the other sympathy card that I made using another die cut and lots of layers.

Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Recollection
Die:  Tutti Designs
Pearls: Recollections

Sweet Wednesday Sketch 2 - Sketch 187
Love to Craft - Ch 53 Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Ch. 45
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 45
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 486 Anything Goes

Diamond Butterfly

For my Mom's Christmas present I make her a stash of sympathy cards and this year I have made this butterfly as a sympathy card for her. I love the bright colors. I don't think that sympathy cards need to be boring and dull since they need to celebrate the life of a special person.

Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations; Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Core-dinations: Recollections
Die:  Cherry Lynn
Pearls: Michael's

Sweet Wednesday Sketch 2 - Sketch 186
Love to Craft - Ch 53 Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Ch. 45
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 45
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 486 Anything Goes

Merry Christmas Mom & Dad

I decided to make a shaker card for my parents for Christmas. I used a sentiment from TLC Create and a shaker kit from Kat Scrappiness.
Just for a quick update - NO squirrels in my attic, my Dad, brother and son came over last Sunday and found that it was a RACCOON!!! Since it was a lone raccoon it was probably a female since they den alone for the winter since they don't want a male around when they have their babes. She didn't want to leave my warm attic, but with MUCH coaxing from the guys she left. They cleaned up the mess she made, put some new insulation in and replaced the screen on my fan that she ripped out to get in. She tried to come back for several nights which I didn't appreciate and the temperature dropped. So it got quite cold and windy so I'm sure she found a new shelter.

For those of you who celebrate have a Merry Christmas!

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock: Bazzil: Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Merry Christmas Mom & Dad
Punches:  EK Success
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Sequins: Recollections
Flowers:  Hobby Lobby

Cheerful Sketches - December 2020
CHNC - Ch. 521 Anything Christmas with optional use "Christmas"
Always Fun - Ch. 194 Christmas
As You Like It - Favorite person to create for family or friend and why (family, they appreciate it when they know that you make it special for them)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 470 - 472 Anything Christmas
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - Last minute makes

Friday, December 18, 2020

Christmas Tree Peace

Well I used to be a DT member of Tuesday Morning Sketches and I just loved this sketch. So I made a monochromatic Christmas card using some patterned paper and dry embossing the background with stars. I used some die cuts and punches to make this quick and simple card.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollections
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Die:  Sizzix and QuicKutz
Punch:  Hobby Lobby


Tuesday Morning Sketch - Ch 585
12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Ch. 72 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 472 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 470- 472 Christmas
the Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas/Winter
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 182 Christmas or Winter
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - Last minute makes


Well it's surprising, but this year, I just haven't had the desire to color images. I feel like my Copics sit in the corner while I work from home and give me dirty looks. And to be honest, since I started working from home and moved most of my crafting supplies out of my office....I haven't colored once. I have found a TON of die cuts that I also have not used and felt guilty so I have been trying to use them. I don't feel depressed, I have just found too many things to do in my house now that I am forced to be home that ignored for so long. I am scheduled for a Copic class in January and hope I find some desire with that.

For this card, I used die cuts from My Favorite Things. I have the sentiment as "Happy" and then thought I could use it for birthday, anniversary or just because.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Ribbon:  Offray
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

My Favorite Things - MFTWSC520
My Favorite Things - MFT Color Challenge 155
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 472 Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Ch. 35 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Ch. 486 Anything Goes

Monday, December 7, 2020

Wishing you a Cozy Little Christmas

 I found an image that I had colored some time ago from TLC, Create and I have been having a desire to make vintage/shabby chic cards lately. I got a quote on Friday to have some squirrels removed from my attic and I'm not happy about the cost, but I can't allow them to stay and cause more damage. So I am not feeling any love for squirrels, mice or woodpeckers unless they are on cards so this week they are costing me a bundle.

Patterned Paper:  Authentique, Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Cozy Little Christmas
Ink: Distress Oxide - Old Paper
Poms:  Cretivity
Die:  My Favorite Things

Cheerful Sketches - December 2020
CHNC - Ch. 519 Anything Christmas with optional quick and easy
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 45
Crafty Animals - Ch. 45
12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Ch. 72 Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge Y Your Favorite Things (Patterned Paper, Square Card)
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes

Monday, November 30, 2020

Sweet Holiday Wishes

I haven't done much posting, because I have been cleaning my house which I really have neglected for quite some time. I always had an excuse, work, design teams and I just needed to get it done. Now that I have been working from home, it was driving me crazy to have my office be the only clean area. I found cards that I started and just never finished and here is one of them. I had this pre-colored image from Paper Shelter and had some liquid pearls on it. So I put it together with some papers I embossed and distressed and a left over piece of Christmas paper that I don't even know who the maker is and now this is how I feel after doing my cleaning, lol.

Patterned Paper:  Unknown
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Santa Collection
Sentiment:  Retired Verve digital stamps
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Punches:  EK Success
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug & Sizzix
Holly:  Hobby Lobby
Liquid Pearls
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool

The Paper Shelter- Ch. 451 A Christmas Card
Dream Valley - Ch. 238 Christmas
CHNC - Ch. 518 Anything Christmas with optional things with wings
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 135 Christmas/Winter
Creative Knockouts - Christmas Delight
Scrapping 4 Fun

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Ho Ho Ho

Well we are getting closer to Christmas and on that frenzy to make those cards. Here is one with a new die cut from Simon Says and I found some gingham ribbon in my stash that I wanted to use.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Basic Grey; Core-dinations; Bazzil; Recollections
Die: Simon Says - Ho (see above for direct link)
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  stash, unknown

CHNC - Ch. 515 Anything Christmas with optional add a button/2 or more 
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 533 Christmas
Holly & Ivy - Ch. 83
HSS - Ch. 352 Photo Inspiration

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 464 - 465 Anything Goes

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Polish Merry Christmas

We didn't always celebrate our heritages and diversity is a new concept. My father is born here in the US and so were his parents, and grandparents. However, they settled in an area in Wisconsin where there were people of Polish decent that spoke a dialect of Polish. So when my Dad when to school he knew how to speak this Polish and not English.  He went to a one room school house and had to stay in from recess to get extra English lessons. To this day he can not say words with "th" and has even gone for speech therapy. 
I made a Merry Christmas card using a die cut from Memory Box.  

Patterned Paper:  A Paper Rose
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Die Cut: Memory Box; Sizzix
Flowers:  Prima
Punch:  Martha Stewart


CHNC - Ch. 514 Anything Christmas with optional something that starts with "H"
Christmas Kickstart - Ch. 41 Festive Florals
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 263 Anything Goes with a sentiment
CCAYR - November for family and /or friends
Do-A1(1) Kreatives - Ch. 47 Glitter/Sparkle and Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Christmas - Ch. 82 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Be Good this Christmas

I have been wanting to make at least two Christmas cards per month. With all that is happening in life and the added stresses for everyone, I have been making my cards that have some sarcastic humor.  I think that we need to laugh and that is the only thing that we seem to be able to do for fun lately. I got a new stamp set from Whimsy with these Christmas girls and added my own sentiment. Now I think that I will be on the naughty list forever. I actually want to make a red-headed version of this same card and send it to my ex-husband, lol.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; the Paper Shop, Recollections
Stamp: Whimsy - Gossip Holiday Girls
Memento - Tuxedo Black
Snowflake:  Recollections
Sentiment:  Computer generated

CHNC - Ch. 514 Anything Christmas with optional something with the letter "H"  (horns)
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 263 Anything Goes with a sentiment
 CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 120 Christmas is on the way
Creatalicious - Ch. 198 Anything Goes with optional humor
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas/Winter
Incy Wincy - Color Challenge

Friday, October 30, 2020

Thankful Bear

 I have this adorable bear that I colored with Copics and Prisma pencils. It’s from Trinity Stamps. I wanted to use something other than traditional fall colors. 

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Card stock: Bazzil; Recollections 
Stamp: Trinity- Blessing Bear
Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black 
Prisma Pencils 
Flower: Prima
Embossing Folder: Sizzix

 Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 262 - 263 Anything Goes
Craftinging Happiness

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Yule Log

Well I am having too much fun being sassy and thinking who I am going to send my naughty cards to. Well when I saw this stamp set at Whimsy I just had to order it right away. I know I know I might be permanently on the naughtly list myself, but it will be worth it.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Whimsy - Loads of Cheer
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxide - Broken China
Reindeer: Dress it Up
Gems:  Michael Richards
Stencil:  My Favorite Things

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 633
CHNC - Ch. 513 Anything Christmas with optional make your own background
ABC Christmas Challenge - U Up in the air, V - Vixon (on the roof and reindeer on my card)
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 657 Stamping
Merry Little Christmas

Is it true?

I've had this Art Impression stamp for years and finally got it colored. It needed just a little extra sass, and well knowing me, I found it. For I am one that really only likes the white meat so I thought it was perfect. The challenge at Art Impressions is the little things well it's not the whole turkey just part of it, lol. This also has a wobbler piece so the front of the card is the butt that looks like it is running away.

Patterned Paper: DCWV
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp: Art Impressions - Gobble til you Wobble
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: My Favorite Things - Clouds, circle
Punches: Martha Stewart: Grass; Fence
Pop Dots
Sentiment: Computer generated


Art Impressions - Ch. 290 Tiny Treasures (Breasts)
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 657 Stamping
Use Your Stuff - Ch. 408 Autumn/Fall
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 178 Autumn
Make My Monday - Ch. 134 Masculine

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Merry Christmas with pinecones

Growing up in Wisconsin and being raised out in the country, we always had lots of pinecones around. Now I love when I go into the craft stores or places where they have them scented with cinnamon. It just reminds me of the large trees from the woods and seeing fresh white snow on them during the winter. I just love this Tim Holtz die cut and it goes perfectly with the HSS sketch.

Patterned Paper: Paper Studio
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Dies: Tim Holtz - Festive Trims; QuicKutz
Stamp: Tim Holtz - Mini Holidays 2
Embossing Powder: Stampdendous
Pearls: Jolee
Bling:  Bo Bunny
Punch: EK Success

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Ch. 350 Sketch
Sparkles Christmas - Ch. 117Vintage
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Ch. 27
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 499 Christmas
Simon Says Wednesday Stamp Layer it up
The Holly and the Ivy - Ch. 81
12 Months of Christmas Link UP - Ch. 70 Color Challenge
 CHNC - Ch. 513 Anything Christmas with optional make your own background

Tuesday, October 20, 2020


 I got a new die from My Favorite Things and thought that it would make a great Christmas card. 

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Die: My Favorite Things - Stacked Merry; Sizzix - Oval
Sequins: stash
Punch: EK Success
Bling:  Recollections

Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug; Sizzix

Cheerful Sketches Challenge - October 2020
CHNC - Ch. 512 Anything Christmas with optional add a flower or more
CRAFT - Ch. 573 Anything Goes with optional Christmas
 Creative Knockouts - Ch. 372 Embossing Delight
Merry Little Christmas - Ch. 27
Sparkles Christmas - Ch. 117 Vintage Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy - Ch. 81
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Ch. 70 Color Challenge

Monday, October 19, 2020

Let’s Get Sheet Faced

 I had a Halloween card that I wanted to make because I just think that the sentiment set is too funny. 

Patterned Paper:  My Minds Eye

Cardstock: Recollection 

Die: My Favorite Thing

Sentiment: My Favorite Thing 


Embossing Powder: Stampendous

Washi Tape: Recollection 

Corner Rounder: Creative Memories 


My Favorite Things -  MFTWSC511

Aud Sentiments -Ch. 262 Halloween/Fall Sentiment

Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 656 Halloween

Try It on Tuesday - Halloween

 CHNC Patterned - October

Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 468 Funny Sentiment

Incy Wincy - Halloween and/or Fall/Autumn colors

Monday, October 12, 2020

Just Be Gauze

Well I had to do a Halloween one too. I've had this PI Mummy and die cut and thought it was about time that I used it. I also purchased some Glow in the Dark embossing powder from Moxy so I put that on the black paper. It didn't photograph the best. I put cheesecloth that I have also had forever around cardstock to match the mummy. 

 Patterned Paper: Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock: Bazzil
Stamp: PI - Mummy
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Cheesecloth: stash

My Favorite Things - MFTWSC510
International Art & Soul - Ch. 94 Halloween
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 56 Use Black and/or Purple
Unicorn - Ch. 59 Spooky/Cute
Dragonfly Dreams - Spooky/ Cute

Happy Birthday Doc

Here is a second card using the MFTWSC510 sketch. I used the female doctor set and made my own sentiments for a birthday card for a cousin who is a podiatrist.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; the Paper Company; Recollections
Stamp: My Favorite Things - BB Doctor's Ordersnull
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Bling & Brad: Recollections
Flower:  Prima
Spellbinders: Hearts and Pennants

Seize the Birthday - Scraps
My Favorite Things - MFTWSC510
Penny's Paper Crafy - Ch. 481
CHNC Patterned - October
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 460 - 461 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 655 Dies and punches

Have a Sweet Day

I just love the sketch from My Favorite Things and took advantage to make several cards this weekend since I needed some birthday cards. I used this BB Sweet Birthday Wishes and then I embossed the sentiments.

Patterned Paper: Sweet Shoppe
 Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp: My Favorite Things - BB Sweet Birthday Wishes
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Versa Mark
Punch: Marks  Stewart
Embossing Powder: Zing

Seize the Birthday - Scraps
My Favorite Things - MFTWSC510
Penny's Paper Crafy - Ch. 481
CHNC Patterned - October
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 460 - 461 Anything Goes

Monday, September 28, 2020

Black cat Christmas card

I have a friend who has 3 black about a fright night. So I made her a Christmas card with just one using the My Favorite Things new stamp set. The snowflakes have black bling and there are 3 of them.
Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  My Favorite Things - Peace, Love & Paws
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Punch:  EK Success
Bling:  Recollection
Spellbinder:  Circle
Die:  QuicKutz
Prisma Pencils

CCAYR - At least 2 things that start with "S" (scarf, snowflakes)
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 495 Christmas
My Favorite Things - MFTWSC508
CHNC - Ch. 509 Anything Christmas with optional for someone special (grand pup Gus)
Word Art Wednesday Ch. 458 - 459 Anything Goes

Colt Christmas Card

Well I had to also make a Christmas card for my other Grandpup, Colt. Also using the stamp set from My Favorite Things.
Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  My Favorite Things - Peace, Love & Paws
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Washi Tape: Recollections
Stars:  Hobby Lobby
Spellbinder:  Circle
Die:  QuicKutz


CCAYR - At least 2 things that start with "S" (stars, spots on dog)
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 495 Christmas
My Favorite Things - MFTWSC508
CHNC - Ch. 509 Anything Christmas with optional for someone special (grand pup Gus)
Word Art Wednesday Ch. 458 - 459 Anything Goes

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Gus Christmas Card

 I got a new Christmas stamp set from My Favorite Things which is perfect for making cards for my Grandpups. 

Patterned Paper: Recollection
Card stock: Bazzil; Core-donations; Recollection 
Stamp: My Favorite Things - Peace, Love & Paws
Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black
Punch: Martha Stewart
Dies: My Favorite Things. 
Snow flakes: Hobby Lobby 

Winter Wonderland - Snowmen or Snow
CCAYR - At least 2 things that start with "S" (snow flakes, silver)
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 495 Christmas
My Favorite Things - MFTWSC508
CHNC - Ch. 509 Anything Christmas with optional for someone special (grand pup Gus)

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Baby Girl Pacifier Cards

I got a new die cut from Paper Rose and I made several variations. I used sentiments from a Fiskars stamp set from long ago.

Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil: Recollections
Die Cut:  Paper Rose - Dummy or Pacifier
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Stamp:  Fiskars
Spellbinders:  Label & Picot Circle
Divine Twine
Ribbon:  Simplicity
Pearls:  Recollections


Sweet Wednesday Sketch 2 - Ch. 190
Creations in Pink - September
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 458-459 Anything Goes

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Butterflies and flowers With Sympathy

Each month I try to keep up with a stash of cards for Christmas and sympathy. For this sympathy I went out of the box and made a slim line design using my new dies from Studio Katia. And I used a sentiment die cut from Creative Expressions.  Then I pulled out some punches from Tonic for the flowers and Martha Stewart for the butterflies.

Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Company; Recollections
Dies:  Studio Katia; Creative Expressions (see above for direct links)
Punches:  Tonic; Martha Stewart
Pearls:  Michael's

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 454 - 455 Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls - Ch. 51 Butterflies
The Sisterhood of Crafters - It's the thought that counts
JUGS - Ch. 551 Wild Card Butterflies
Watercooler Wednesday - ch. 286 All about occasions
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 522 All occasions

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Christmas Chickadees

I like to get several Christmas cards done each month so that I don't have to scramble at the end of the year. I found in my stash that I had printed a free picture quite some time ago of these beautiful Chickadees and had this evergreen scrap of paper I don't know the maker of either of them. I embossed a woodgrain background and die cut a pine cone with glitter and liquid pearl. I didn't add a sentiment since I was trying to keep it simple and peaceful.

Patterned Paper:  Unknown
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Unknown
Dies:  My Favorite Things; Lifestyle Crafts; Sizzix
Button:  My Favorite Things
Divine Twine
Liquid Pearls
Glitter:  Unknown
Embossing Folder:  Darice

Get Creative - Ch. 94 Sketch see above
CHNC - Ch. 504 Anything Christmas with optional embossing dry or heat
Christmas Kickstart - Ch. 36 Christmas Birds
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 521 CAS
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 648 Embossing
The Paper Girls - Ch. 206 Emboss like a Boss

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Althea with fish

I bought my own birthday present of these new Lavinia stamps. And when the technician was working on my internet I was making these cards so at least I was productive. I feel my hair has gotten this long since I couldn't get a hair for so long with the Co-vid restrictions. Now for fun, I also added some purple coloring to my hair so I am having to much fun overall with ink, lol. I made one card with sequins and one without.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Company; Recollections
Stamps:  Lavinia - AltheaFish SetMarine Kelp
Ink:  VersaFine - Black
        VersaFine Clair - Green Oasis, Verdant, Paradise, Blue Belle, Fantasia
Sequins:   Pretty Pink Posh, Darice

Lavinia World - Ch. 33
International Art & Soul - Ch. 90 Inspired by a book (Little Mermaid)
The Creative Crafters - Ch. 31 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Mermaids and/or Sea colors
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes