Monday, October 3, 2022

Spooktacular Halloween Card

Hello! The month of Halloween has arrived and I enjoy making Halloween cards for family and friends. This Spooktacular Halloween Card was inspired by a couple of challenge. The photo at Inspiration Station has a girl trick-or-treating with a green pumpkin pail and there are bats on the house. The photo at Two Old Bats inspired me to use the spider web oval stamp by Newton's Nook. Most of the supplies used on this card are by Newton's Nook. The image is called Halloween Pile and it was colored with Copic markers. The Oval Frame Dies were used and the patterned paper is from the Halloween Meows paper pad. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day! 🎃

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Pumpkin Gnome Card

Good day! Pumpkin season is here and I couldn't resist making a card with the Hello Pumpkin Gnome stamp set by Unity Stamps. Copic markers were used to color the image. The colors used were selected to coordinate with the patterned paper from the Happy Fall paper pad by Echo Park (2020). A little brown gingham is peeking out from behind the image and layered onto a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock by Stampin' Up!. Everything was adhered flat and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!🍁

Challenges entered: Krafty Chicks (Anything Goes).

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Leaf Fall Greetings Card

Hooray... It's officially Fall!!! Now, I just need the cooler weather to arrive. It will still be about a month before the leaves turn colors here in Oklahoma. We have two maple trees in our yard. One tree turns a reddish orange and the other turns yellow. So, for this Leaf Fall Greetings Card I used the ink smooshing technique using distress inks: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Aged Mahogany. The image is from Unity Stamps called Thankful Leaf by Graciellie Designs. The scallops & rectangles nesting dies by Unity Stamps was also used. To finish it off a sentiment from the Bountiful Fall stamp set by Unity Stamps was added. The papers are from the Fall Forest Mat Stack by DCWV (2019). Everything was adhered flat and that's it. So glad you stopped by and I wish you a happy and blessed Fall!🍁

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Newton's Crate Fall Card

Hello! There are only a couple of days left until the arrival of Fall. I usually make a few cards to mark the changing of the seasons. To make this Newton's Crate Fall Card I used the challenges colors at Inky Paws to use: Orange, Green, Black and Cream. The images and sentiment are from a new stamp by Newton's Nook called Newton's Crate. Copic markers were used to color the images. I tried to color the cat to look like my youngest, she is a muted Torti (photo below). She is mainly black with one orange paw, a spot on her head and then she looks like she has subtle orange highlights. She is a sweet and beautiful girl! Anyway, back to the card... I found a linen looking paper and I stamped the edges with a stamp from the Stitchery stamp set by Stampin' Up!. Then I used some Frayed Burlap distress ink around the edges. A piece of black gingham and leaf print paper were used to anchor the image. Five die cut leaves add some detail and everything was adhered flat. That's it! So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.🍁

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Boo Ghosts Halloween Card

Good day! My hubby is working today, so I'm playing in my craft room. I decided to make a Halloween card to play along with the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge. It's just a simple card featuring a Boo Ghosts image by Pink & Main, from the Hello Bootiful stamp set. These ghosts just make me smile, they are definitely too cute to spook. Some striped and polka dot papers were selected and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. To finish it off I added five sequins for some sparkle and that's it. So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.👻

Later in the afternoon I decided to make another card with the same image. This time I used the scallops & Rectangles nesting dies by Unity Stamps. A bolder striped paper was used along with the same polka dot paper. Just a few changes, but I like how it turned out.👻

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Fall Blessings Card

Hello! Each day we get closer to the arrival of Fall and that makes me happy. I keep waiting for the weather forecast to show a good cold front, but that hasn't happened. So, I'll keep waiting!🍁

This Fall Blessings Card uses a new stamp set I bought from Taylored Expressions called Autumn Blessings. The sentiment was already stamped and had been hanging out on my craft desk since last year, so I used it. It's by Impressions Obsession. The patterned papers are from the Welcome Autumn paper pad by Echo Park (2021) and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. Well, that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.


Challenges entered: Crafty Gals Corner (Signs of Fall!), Four Seasons (Anything Goes/Fall) and Get Creative (Fall/Autumn). 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Fall Card with Cat

Good day! Is anyone else counting down the days until Fall/Autumn arrives? It's my favorite time of year and after the super hot Summer I'm ready for the cooler weather. In anticipation of Fall, I made this Fall Card with Cat. It features a stamped image by Newton's Nook called Paw-tumn Newton and it was colored with Copic markers. I love using gingham paper, especially in Fall. The design is super simple and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day.🌻

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Sunflower Thanks Card

Hello! To celebrate the end to the month of August, I made this Sunflower Thanks Card. There are lots of wild sunflowers growing alongside the roads where I live. I love seeing them and they are a wonderful food source for the wild birds. It's nice when nature is beautiful and beneficial.🌻

The Sunflower image is by Newton's Nook and it was colored with Copic markers. Once it was colored it was die cut with the coordinating die. The word thanks was die cut using a die by Momenta. All patterned papers were scraps around my desk. Everything was adhered flat and a few iridescent blue sequins added for some sparkle. I'm entering my Sunflower Thanks Card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says. So glad you stopped by! 

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Cottage Rose Card

Good day! I appreciate you stopping by my blog. Today I'm sharing this Cottage Rose Card that I made for a family friend. I was inspired by a card I found online by Stamping With Kristi. All supplies on this card are by Stampin' Up!. Almost everything is current except for the sentiment from the retired Thoughtful Branches stamp set. Colors include: Petal Pink, Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green and a touch of Mango Melody in the center of the flower. The paper is from the Abigail Rose dsp and the flower stamp is from the Cottage Rose stamp set. The Cottage Flower dies were used and everything was adhered flat. That's it! I'm entering this card into the All Occasions challenge at Krafty Chicks. Thanks again for stopping by.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Halloween Card with Cat

Hello! First, let me say... I love making Halloween cards! There have been some wonderful new Halloween products released the last couple of weeks. That inspired me to use a new stamp set I bought last year, but never used. It's called Trick or Treat Kittens by Newton's Nook.  The image was colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating die. The layout for this Halloween Card with Cat is from the Inky Paws sketch challenge. Some patterned papers from the Bootiful Nights paper pad by American Crafts (2016) were used and a piece of white glitter tape was adhered. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it! So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day!🎃

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Wildflower Congratulations Card

Good day! Most of the cards I make are made with a person or specific occasion in mind. This Wildflower Congratulations Card was made for my neighbors. They won the yard of the month that our neighborhood sponsors through the summer months. Our neighbor loves to work in his yard, even when it's crazy hot outside. So, I wanted to recognize his efforts with a handmade card.

The stamp set used on this card is called Wildflower Path by Stampin' Up!. This was the first time I've used it and I'm pretty happy with how the stamping turned out. The colors used include: Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove, Garden Green and Orchid Oasis. Some Tumbled Glass distress ink was added to the background for some color. The sentiment is from a retired stamp set called Home Life (Stampin' Up!) and the layers were cut with a Scalloped & Rectangles nesting dies by Unity Stamps. Everything was adhered flat and that's it. So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Butterfly Wreath Card

Happy Wednesday! I have a quick post to share a couple of Butterfly Wreath Cards I made using a stamp set by Reverse Confetti. The pink card was made first and then I decided to make a blue one too. Copic markers were used to color the images and then they were die cut with the coordinating dies. A piece of patterned paper from the Summer paper pad from Carta Bella (2021) was used and adhered onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock by Stampin' Up!. The papers were cut with a scalloped layering die by Unity Stamps and a Thank You sentiment from Stampin' Up! was added. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it! So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!🦋


Blue card entered into the following challenges:

Monday, August 8, 2022

Snarky Cat Card

Happy International Cat Day! These days always sneak up on me, I wish they were printed on my calendar. After reading a few posts this morning, I decided to make this Snarky Cat Card to mark the day. We share our home with cats and I do adore each of them. There have been times that if they could roll their eyes at me, they would have. 😸

The hardest part making this card was deciding which papers to use. I finally settled on neutral tones and then added an embossed blue strip for a pop of color. The cat image and sentiment are from the Snarky Cat stamp set by Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Collection. A few blue sequins were added and that's it. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Heartfelt Thank You Card

A happy hello! Today I'm sharing a card that is fussier than my usual creations. This Heartfelt Thank You Card features the Nature's Prints stamp set and coordinating dies by Stampin' Up!. The colors include: Night of Navy, Gray Granite, Starry Sky and Pear Pizzazz. There is a base layer of Night of Navy cardstock, then a piece of patterned paper from the Sun prints dsp. The patterned paper was ran through the Big Shot with a Stitched with Whimsy die. Then a piece of In Color dsp in Starry Sky was added. All the images were stamped and die cut, then layered. A piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock was embossed using the Fern 3D embossing folder, then adhered to the base of the die cuts. The sentiment was added and then I decided to add the flower and die cut to the side of the sentiment. I'm entering this card into the Stamp Act challenge at Krafty Chicks. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day! 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Hummingbird Card

Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I'm sharing this Hummingbird Card that I made using the colors from the Inky Paws challenge. The colors are: Black, Pink, Green and Gray. To create this card I used three different stamp sets, but the main images are from the Hummingbird stamp set by Newton's Nook. All images were colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating dies. I ended up using very little black, the images are stamped with black Memento ink. The only coloring with black is the little snail in the bottom corner. Some light gray splatters were stamped in the background and then everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. That's it! Wishing you a wonderful day!  🌸

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Dragonfly Thank You Card

Good day! It's a nice sunny day here in Oklahoma. As I sit by my front window I can watch the dragonflies land on my bushes and wait for their prey. I have several different types of dragonflies, some large and some smaller. So, I decided to get out the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and make a Thank You Card. This stamp set has been in my stash at least two years and hasn't seen the stamping action it deserves. Everything used on this card is by Stampin' Up!. The patterned paper is from the retired Dandy Garden dsp and the splatter stamp is from the retired Timeless Textures stamp set. Current supplies include the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and ink colors in Pool Party and markers in So Saffron and Mango Melody. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Butterfly Thank You Card

A happy hello to you! Over the last few days we have received some much needed rain and I'm very grateful. Our yard was starting to turn brown and my plants were definitely suffering. It's been a dreadfully hot July, so I'm happy to see this month end. 

This Butterfly Thank You Card is simple and easy. The big butterfly makes a wonderful focal impact. It's from the retired Beautiful Day stamp set by Stampin' Up!. It was colored with Copic markers and then fussy-cut. The papers are also retired by Stampin' Up! from the Garden Impressions dsp. Lastly, the Thank You sentiment was stamped and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. That's it and thanks for stopping by!🦋

Challenges entered

Friday, July 29, 2022

Card for Veterinarian

Hello! Last year we rescued an 11 year cat from the shelter and he ended up being pretty sick. Our veterinarians were key to his recovery. We took him yesterday for his one year check up and he is in great health. I made this card for our veterinarians to thank them for saving his life. I also gave them a candy jar full of Life Savers, it seemed appropriate. 😊 

The image is called Elsie and Butterflies from Wild Rose Studio and was colored with Copic markers. Three different patterned papers were used. The butterfly paper is from the Paige Evans Go the Scenic Route paper pad from American Crafts and the polka dot papers were from my scrap bin. A sentiment from the Adopt Don't Shop stamp set from Whimsy Stamps was added and that's it. Thanks for stopping by!

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Candy Jar:

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Thanks Card with Flowers

Good day! One of my friends asked me to make her a few Thank You Cards, so that's what I've been working on. Here is a Thanks Card with Flowers that I made using Pretty Pink Posh Spring Flowers stamp set and a Thanks Scallop Border die from Simon Says Stamp. Copic markers were used to color the flowers and then they were die cut with the coordinating dies. Some black and white polka dot paper provides a good contrast and everything was adhered flat. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 🌸

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Life Stinks Card

Well... life doesn't stink all the time, but we all have those days. The new card kit by Stampin' Up! called The Best Remedy Kit is perfect for last minute feel better/encouragement type cards. I don't buy a lot of kits because I like creating my own designs. But, it's nice to have a few on hand for unexpected occasions. For this Life Stinks Card I altered the layout given in the directions. The only thing stamped on this card is the sentiment. The image came colored, so all I really had to do is adhere everything together. Simple and quick. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Ewe Christmas Card

Good day and thanks for stopping by my blog. My parents raised sheep for nearly 30 years. So, when I find cute sheep stamps I tend to add them to my stash. Today I'm sharing this Ewe Christmas Card featuring the Fleece Navidad stamp set from Whimsy Stamps. It's designed by Crissy Armstrong, she creates the cutest stamps. This stamp has been in my stash for many years, but this was the first time I inked it up. Copic markers were used to color the image and then it was adhered to a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock by Stampin' Up!. All the patterned papers are from the Christmas Magic paper pad by Echo Park (2021). That's it! The design is simple and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. Thanks again for stopping by!🎄

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Christmas Treeline Card

Hello! Today I'm sharing this simple Christmas Treeline Card I made using the Merry Christmas Treeline stamp from Unity Stamps. It was free with purchase sometime last year and this is the first time I've inked it up. It was paired with Christmas papers from the Christmas Magic paper pad by Echo Park (2021). The image is super easy to color, so this card came together fairly quickly. Three punched snowflakes were added for detail and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day. 🎄

Challenges entered: ABC Christmas (N is for New, O if for Old) stamp and papers used are New., Crafty Gals Corner (Christmas in July), Craftyhazelnut's Christmas (Anything Goes/Use Some Red) and Sweet Stampers (Christmas in July). 🎅

Friday, July 8, 2022

Gnome Christmas Card

Good day! At the beginning of the year I intended to make a couple of Christmas cards each month. Well, that hasn't happened. So, I plan to make several Christmas Cards in July. This Gnome Christmas Card is my first design. The image is called Gnome Tree by Stampendous! and it was colored with Copic markers. The patterned papers are from the Happy Christmas paper pad by Carta Bella (2021). Everything was adhered flat with a few snowflakes and sentiment for detail. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are staying cool where you live and enjoy the rest of your day.🎄

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Beautiful Day Butterfly Card

A happy hello and glad you stopped by my blog. Today I'm sharing this Beautiful Day Butterfly Card  that I made for the color challenge at Inky Paws to use: Crimson Red, Cobalt Blue, Turquoise Blue and White. So, I used the shades of blue to color the butterflies from the Monarchs stamp set by Newton's Nook. To add red I used a piece of polka dot paper that was cut into a large half circle and adhered to the blue vine paper. A sentiment from the Monarchs stamp set was added and that's it. Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Sending Thoughts Card

Good day! It's time to say good-bye to June and I thought I would share another card I made for a card drive. The card drive is for women going through treatments and you can find all the details HERE. This Sending Thoughts Card features some pretty flower stamps from the Spring Flowers stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh. The images were colored with Copic markers to coordinate with the Echo Park patterned paper from the Have Faith paper pad (2018). The sentiment is retired Stampin' Up! from the Perfect Pennants stamps set. Everything was adhered flat and that's it. So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Good Thoughts Card

Hello! Thanks for stopping by to check out this Good Thoughts Card. This card was made for my mother-in-law. She is a two time breast cancer survivor with her first diagnosis over 20 years ago. Recently she had some tests done and found out she has bone cancer. It's a very difficult time for her, so I just wanted to make her something pretty. 🦋

The floral oval stamp is from Newton's Nook, it was colored with Copic markers then was fussy cut and matted to a die cut scalloped oval. A yellow butterfly from the Monarch stamp set by Newton's Nook was added. The sentiment is very retired from the the Perfect Pennants stamp set by Stampin' Up!. Everything was adhered flat to a piece of striped paper and that's it. Thanks again for stopping by!

This Good Thoughts Card is entered into the following challenges:

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Sending Smiles Card

Good day! I have a quick post to share this Sending Smiles Card I made using the challenge colors at Inky Paws. The challenge colors are: Crimson Red, Cobalt Blue, Turquoise Blue and White. I decided to use mainly blues with red as an accent color. The image is called Newton's Blooms by Newton's Nook and it was colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating die. A scalloped oval die by Newton's Nook was also used. The sending smiles sentiment is from the Sending Hugs stamp set by Newton's Nook. A piece of blue polka dot paper was used for the background and everything was adhered flat. So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.😊

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Hope Card with Feathers

Hello and happy Sunday! It's super hot outside today, so I am staying inside and playing in my craft room. My focus is still on making cards for a card drive for women going through treatments. For this Hope Card with Feathers I used some older supplies that had never been used. Everything used is from different companies, but I was really happy with how well things coordinated. The sentiment stamp is from Stampendous!, the feathers are from the Four Feathers stamp set by Stampin' Up! and the patterned paper is from a Recollections paper pad. Everything was adhered flat and that's it. I'm entering this card into the following challenges: Crafts Galore Encore (anything goes) and We Love Stamping (anything goes with roses option). Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


Using different colors:

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Newton's Support Cards


A happy hello! Today I have a quick post to share two cards I made using the Newton's Support stamp set by Newton's Nook. They are for a card drive for women going through treatments, you can find the card drive details HERE. These days I enjoy making cards with a purpose and this card drive is a great purpose. Nothing fancy was done, just simple handmade cards. I'm entering this design into the following challenges: Crafty Gals Corner (anything goes) and Word Art Wednesday (anything goes). Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.


Friday, June 3, 2022

Card Drive

Good day! Today I'm sharing a card I made for a Card Drive for women going through chemotherapy. Click here for all the card drive details. To create this card I used a very retired stamp set by Stampin' Up! called You've Got This. The flower was colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut. Some stamped splatters were added using the retired Gorgeous Grunge stamp set by Stampin' Up! along with Pool Party ink. The layers were cut using the Scallops & Rectangles die set by Unity Stamps. A little butterfly was added for detail and that's it. If you have some spare time I would like to encourage you to make cards for this card drive. It doesn't matter how many you make, each one will be appreciated. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Seashell Thinking of You Card

A happy hello! It's still busy at my house, so not much crafting going on. I've been doing research on dishwashers. Ours went out and we need to buy a new one, but I'm not sure what brand is best. The old one lasted 18 years and was a Kenmore, but they don't make them anymore. However, I did take some time this morning to make this Seashell Thinking of You Card. It features the Newton's Seashell image and the layout is from the current Inky Paws sketch challenge. Copic markers were used to color the image and then it was die cut with the coordinating die. The papers are from a Bo Bunny paper pad called Escape To Paradise (2018). Some twine was added and everything was adhered flat. That's it, pretty simple. So glad you stopped by and enjoy your day!

Challenges entered: Crafty Catz (Anything Goes/Twist: All About Girls), Inky Paws (Sketch), Just Add Ink (Inspiration Photo) and Simon Says (Anything Goes).

Inky Paws sketch:


Just Add Ink photo: