Monday, September 25, 2023

Autumn Blessings Card

Well, hello! It's been awhile since I've been able to make a card. One of my cats broke the tip of her front right elbow and had to have surgery. After surgery was 7 weeks of cage rest with minimal activity. Finally, we got the all clear that she can go back to normal activities. It was a long and hard 7 weeks, since she is only 9 months and still full of energy. I'm praying things will calm down now and life can get back to some kind of "normal." 

This Autumn Blessings Card was made using dies from Unity Stamps and the wreath is from the no longer in business Reverse Confetti Stamps. Copic markers were used to color the image and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Getting Ready Card

Hello! It's super hot outside, so making a Christmas card seemed like a good idea. Thankfully, the month of July is coming to an end, but I didn't want the Christmas in July challenges to disappear without participating. So, I made this Getting Ready Card featuring the Getting Ready stamp by Colorado Craft Company. Copic markers were used to color the image and then the coordinating die used to cut it out. A piece of snowflake paper from the Winter Market paper pad by Carta Bella was used for the background. Everything was adhered flat onto a piece of blue cardstock and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!πŸŽ„

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Turtley Awesome Card

Good day crafty friends! It's been a few weeks since I've played in my craft room. At the end of June, I broke a lower wisdom tooth and had to have it removed. It went well, but I sure hope I don't have to do that again.

Today, I finally felt like crafting again, so I made this Turtley Awesome Card. The images and sentiment are by Gerda Steiner. To color the images Copic markers were used and a dab of glossy accents added to the turtles eyes. The floral paper is from the Lots of Love paper pad by Doodlebug Design. The background behind the turtles was made using Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint. 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, June 28, 2023

Summer Penguins Card

Whew! It's a hot one today in Oklahoma. Being a land locked state, there are no pretty beaches to visit. So, I made my own little beach using the Summer Penguins stamp set by Pink & Main. The cute little penguin image was colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating die. The palm tree paper is from an older Carta Bella paper pad called Summer Lovin' (2014) and some waves paper from the Echo Park Under Sea Adventures paper pad (2021) was also used. 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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Sunday, June 18, 2023

Card from the Rescued Cats

Hello and Happy Father's Day! My hubby and I never had kids, but we have rescued cats. So, I made my hubby a Card from the Rescued Cats. He does a lot for them and I could never do it all alone. He will tell anyone that he wasn't really a cat person before he met me, I made him love cats. Right now, he is in the recliner taking a nap with our youngest who was rescued a block from our house last October. The poor little guy had been dumped and was crying for help. He would have never made it outside. Thankfully, he ended up with us. He is one of my hubby's best buddies.🐈

This Card from the Rescued Cats features a stamped image and sentiment from the Adopt Don't Shop Cats stamp set by Whimsy Stamps. The image was colored to look like our cats using Copic markers. Black cats are hard to color, but I think it turned out okay. The sentiment was popped up using foam tape and some sequins added for sparkle. So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges entered: Crazy for Cats (Anything CAT Goes), Daring Cardmakers (Make it Masculine), The Crafty Addicts (Anything Goes) and The Creative Crafters (Anything Goes).

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Papa Bear Card

Good day! I've had a severe case of the tireds lately and it's been a struggle to make anything. I'd rather lay down for a nap. Anyway, I finally made my dad a Father's Day Card using the retired Papa Bear stamp set by Newton's Nook. It's a simple card, but I adore the image. When I was little my dad would hold me up in the air propped up on his feet. It's a wonderful memory to recreate with a card. I hope he likes it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Sunday, June 4, 2023

You Arff the Best Card

Hello! It's been a lazy Sunday at my house. So, I decided to make this You Arff the Best Card for a sweet lady I know. The dog image is from the Puppy Friends stamp set by Newton's Nook. After the images were colored using Copic markers they were die cut with the coordinating dies. A couple of pieces of patterned paper from the Day in the Life paper pad by Echo Park were selected. The focal panel was made using a deckle rectangle die, then sponging on distress inks in Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint. Everything was adhered flat and that's it. So glad you stopped by!

Challenges entered: Crafty Animals (Anything Goes with an Animal), Critter Crazy (Anything Goes with Featured Critter) and Krafty Chicks (Stamp Act).

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Thinking of You Card

Good day! The month of May is almost over and I'm dreading the return of hot weather. I'll be a hermit in my house for the months of June-August. Many people enjoy the hot weather, but I'm not one of them. Every summer I'm thankful for central air conditioning! I truly need to move to a cooler climate. 😊

Since the Emerald is the birthstone for May, I wanted to make a card using green to close out the month. The layout is from this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning sketches. I picked a patterned paper from the Jack and Jill paper pad by Echo Park (2015). A small floral stamp by Altenew called Wonder Clusters was stamped and colored with Copic markers. The coordinating die was used to cut it out. A Thinking of You sentiment by Taylored Expressions was stamped and die cut with a stitched circle die. The final addition was the little yellow butterfly that was in my stash and everything was adhered flat. That's it and thanks for stopping by. This Thinking of You Card is also entered into the anything goes challenge at Use Your stuff. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Masculine 40th Birthday Card

Hello! Today I'm sharing a card I made to help me through a difficult day. This past Saturday would have been my brother's 40th birthday, but he passed away over 3 years ago. Our birthdays were really close together and growing up we usually had a combined birthday party, so my birthday isn't the same without him. I felt like I needed to do something to recognize his special day, so I made this card. 

Almost all the supplies used on this Masculine 40th Birthday Card are from Stampin' Up!. However, most of them are also very retired. The stamp set is called Number of Years and the patterned paper is from the Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack. The Stitched with Whimsy Die is current and used around the edge of the paper. A few silver glitter punched stars for sparkle and everything was adhered flat. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.✨

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Birthday Card with Flowers

Good day! The month of May is my birthday month, so I always make myself a card. This Birthday Card with Flowers is this years creation. It features my favorite color, purple, and some lovely embossed flowers. The background stencil and floral cut and emboss folder are both by Pink & Main. Distress inks were used to color the flowers and background. The Happy Birthday sentiment and die cut are from 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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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Birthday Card with Owl

Hello! Today I'm sharing a card I made for my niece's 19th birthday. It features an owl Art Impressions stamp that has been in my stash for ages, but never used. The owl was colored with Copic markers and then fussy-cut. To create the layers I used the Scallops & Rectangles nesting dies from Unity Stamps with some older birthday patterned paper by Echo Park. Three sequins were added for some sparkle and the number 19 for detail. Everything was adhered flat and that's it. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges entered: C.R.A.F.T. (Happy Birthday), Creative Knockouts (Anything Goes) and The Crafty Addicts ( Anything Goes).

Thursday, May 11, 2023

You're Cool Card

Hello! This afternoon I made this You're Cool Card to give to our veterinarian staff. We had an appointment for Tommy's three month x-rays after his surgery to make sure there were no more tumors growing back. Thankfully his x-rays look good!!! We will do x-rays again in six months, but today I am very relieved.

To create this You're Cool Card I used the challenge colors at Inky Paws. Although my green might be a tad too bright. The stamp set is called Newton's Summer Treats by Newton's Nook and the image was colored with Copic markers. Using Scattered Straw distress ink I created the background using the ink smooshing technique. The layers were cut out using the Frames and Flags die set by Newton's Nook. Everything was adhered flat and three sequins added for a little sparkle. That's it! So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

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Happy Place Card

Good day! There are only a couple of days left to play along in the current Inky Paws color challenge. The challenge colors are: Royal Blue, Olive Green, Sunshine Yellow and White. It took me awhile to decide what stamp set to use and I finally decided on Newton's Birdhouse. Our cats love to watch the birds and I started feeding birds to attract the American Goldfinch, one of my favorite birds. So, I colored the little birds yellow and the cat was colored to look like my sweet boy Mr. Tommy. The sky and grass background was made using the ink smooshing technique and the layout is one I have used before. I love the sentiment "Find your happy place!" My happy place is with Mr. Tommy, he is such a handsome and good boy, he always puts a smile on my face. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Mr. Tommy

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Handmade Card for Mom

Hello! It's a rainy day here in Oklahoma. I ran a few errands this morning and then decided to play in my craft room. After digging through my stamp sets, I decided to use the Always stamp set by Pink & Main to create this Handmade Card for Mom. My mom likes the color blue, so I found a pretty floral paper in the New Day paper pad by Echo Park (2022) that reminded me of her. It coordinates nicely with the stamp set. I used Copic markers to color the image and then added a sentiment using the Best Mom Oval stamp set by Newton's Nook. The coordinating dies were used to cut out the image and then everything was adhered flat. That's it, so glad you stopped by!

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Sunday, April 23, 2023

Paw-some Birthday Card

Good day! It's been awhile since I've made a masculine birthday card, so I made this Paw-some Birthday Card today. The image and sentiment are from the Paw-some Birthday stamp set by Newton's Nook. Copic markers were used to color the image and the coordinating dies used to cut it out. Some striped and polka dot papers from the Happy Birthday paper pad by Echo Park (2017) was selected. Everything was adhered flat and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges entered: Addicted to Stamps and More (Any Occasion), Beyond The Blue (Birthdays), Crafty Animals (Anything Goes including an Animal), Inkspirational (Use Dots and Stripes) and Inky Paws (Birthday).🎁

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Dog Sympathy Card

Hello! On Monday I learned of the tragic passing of a dog from the apartment complex where I work. So, I made this Dog Sympathy Card for the owner's. Losing a pet is heartbreaking and sometimes the little things help to get us through.

This Dog Sympathy Card is pretty simple to create. The cloud paper is by Kaiser Craft from the Little Treasures Collection. A die cut cloud using a Puffy Cloud border die by Lawn Fawn. The heartfelt sympathy sentiment is by Unity Stamps from the No Better Words sentiment kit (December 2020). A dog silhouette die cut made using a Cricut machine and then three blue heart sequins added for detail. That's it and thanks for stopping by.

  

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Butterfly Thinking of You Card

Hello! As it gets warmer outside, I've noticed a few butterflies fluttering around my yard. We don't spray chemicals on our backyard, so the butterflies and bees have a few things to feed on until I plant flowers. 🌼

To create this Butterfly Thinking of You Card I used the sketch from the Inky Paws Challenge. I added some blue to play the option at Crafty Catz and three butterflies to play along at Triple B. The butterfly images are from the retiring Beautiful Wings stamp set by Newton's Nook. Floral paper from the My Favorite Summer paper pad by Echo Park was selected. Some twine was added to go along with the sketch and that's it. So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day.πŸ¦‹

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Easter Card with Ducks

Hello! It's almost Easter and time to get the cards in the mail. This Easter Card with Ducks was made for my parents. I usually make them a card with a bunny, so I thought I would do something different. The image is from Unity Stamps and it's called Lucky Little Ducks. The Happy Easter sentiment is from the bunny- keep you forever sentiment kit by Unity Stamps. Copic markers were used to color the image. I found a plaid paper by Recollections that coordinated perfectly and added some floral patterned paper by Doodlebug Designs. 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! 

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Sunday, March 26, 2023

Mother's Day Card

Hello and happy Sunday! It may be a little early for Mother's Day, but since I'm not crafting as much, I thought I should make one early. This Mother's Day Card was made using colors from the current Inky Paws Challenge to use: Bubblegum Pink, Lilac, Spring Green and White. Most of the supplies are by Newton's Nook. The stamp set is Best Mom Oval, along with Oval Frames die and Springtime paper pad. A piece of pink stripe paper from my stash was added and the markers are Stampin' Blends. That's it, so glad you stopped by.

Challenges entered: Cardz 4 Galz (Spring Flowers), Crafty Catz (Anything Goes/Spring Colours), Inky Paws (Colors), Krafy Chicks (All Occasions) and We Love Stamping (Sping is in the Air). 🌼🌸🌼

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Birdies Thank You Card

Good day! It's a lovely rainy day here in Oklahoma, so I decided to spend some time crafting. I made this Birdies Thank You Card for the sweet lady who does our taxes. She has been doing them since my hubby and I have been married, 25 years. A thank you card is probably long overdue. 

The card layout is from this weeks challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. An image from Unity Stamps called For all Your Help Birdies was stamped and then colored with copic markers. When I started looking at sentiments, nothing fit right. Then I remembered the retired Vertical Greetings stamp set from Stampin' Up!, that I had never used, and decided that would work perfectly. The floral patterned paper is new from Echo Park from the It's Spring Time paper pad and some coordinating paper from my scrap bin. A butterfly from my stash was added and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!🌼

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Monday, March 13, 2023

Newton's Peeps Easter Card

Good day! Recently, I've been busy making my friend some Easter cards. This Newton's Peeps Easter Card is my latest one I made for her. She also likes cats, so I hope she likes the Newton image as much as I do.🐀 

The image was colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating die. For the scalloped and center layers I used the Frames & Flags die set by Newton's Nook. Three purple flowers added along with an extra chick on top of the basket for detail. Everything was adhered flat and that's it. So glad you stopped by! 

Challenges entered: Crafty Catz (Anything Goes/Option Spring), Inky Paws (Spring Theme) and Stamping Sensations (Anything Stamped/Option Wings and Tails).

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The Cutie Pie (Beginning with B, Basket) and Make My Monday (Spring Colours). 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Four Paws Thank You Card

Hello crafty friends! I have been very busy this month taking care of our senior cat Mr. Tommy. Three weeks ago he had a lung lobectomy to remove a small tumor. The surgery went well, but my hubby decided we had to stay up with him for the first week. So, we took shifts sleeping and making sure he was okay. To say the least... I was very sleep deprived! Thankfully he is recovering nicely and is getting back to his normal routine. 

This Four Paws Thank You Card was made for the surgeon and hospital staff to thank them. The inside reads "for a job well done!!!". It features the Talk To the Paw stamp set from Unity Stamps, the paws were colored with Copic markers and then fussy-cut. The sentiment was made with the computer and I accented it with a little heart. Some fun striped and polka dot paper was used 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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Mr. Tommy the day after surgery:

Mr. Tommy three weeks after surgery:

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Pink Bunny Card

Good day! Outside my house the ground is covered in a layer of sleet. That has me staying indoors today. So, I thought I would share with you another card I recreated. This Pink Bunny Card features an image from Unity Stamps called Dottie Bunny. I originally made a similar card in March 2021 and you can see it HERE. The patterned papers are from the Everyday paper pad by Pebbles (2015). This time I moved the sentiment over a little and added two pink hearts. Everything was adhered flat and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Cats Sending Smiles Card

Hello! This Cats Sending Smiles Card is my latest recreation. I haven't felt super creative lately, so I am recreating some of my favorite cards from the last couple of years. The original card using this image and layout was made last June and you can see it HERE. I used completely different colors, so the cards look pretty different. The image is from the Newton's Blooms stamp set and the sentiment is from the retired Sending Hugs stamp set both by Newton's Nook. Copic markers were used to color the image and then they were die cut with the coordinating dies. The floral patterned paper is from the Springtime paper pad by Newton's Nook. Everything was adhered flat and that's it. I'm entering this card into the Crazy for Cats Challenge (Anything CAT Goes), Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes) and the We Love Stamping Challenge (Favourite Colors). My favorite colors are purple and green. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!🌼

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Sweet Wishes Card

Good day! As fast as the weeks are flying by, I figured I should get a few more Valentine cards made. This Sweet Wishes Card features an image from Penny Black called Little Charmer. It was colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating die. The card layout is simple and I used the Scallops & Rectangles nesting dies by Unity Stamps for the layers. Nothing fancy, just a sweet and simple handmade card. I'm entering this card into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge (Anything Goes/Option: Something New) and the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge (Photo Inspiration). Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!❤

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Card with Chickadee

Hello! I adore Chickadees, they are just the cutest little birds. They like to frequent the bird feeders in my backyard. Usually, I will hear them before I see them. They have a very distinctive call. So, inspired by these cute backyard birds, I decided to recreate a card I made in 2021. You can find the original HERE

To play along with a few winter blues challenges, I used blue plaid paper. The Chickadee stamp and branch is from the Spring Birds stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. Copic markers were used to color the images and then they were die cut with the coordinating dies. The Chickadee was placed over a cut out made using a stitched peek-a-boo window die by My Favorite Things. Lastly, the sentiment from Verve Stamps was added and everything was layered onto a piece of black cardstock. That's it! So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Valentine Card with Cat

Good day crafty friends! This Valentine Card with Cat was made using this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. They are revisiting their favorite sketches from 2022 and Debbie picked one I designed from last March. It was my last post as part of the design team and you can see that post HERE.

To create this card I used images from Newton's Nook called Newton's Valentine. The images were colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating dies. Patterned paper from the Lots of Love paper pad by Doodlebug Designs (2021) were used. Some die cut grass and a die cut XOXO sentiment were added and that's it.  So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!


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Monday, January 2, 2023

Christmas Thank You Card

Hello and Happy New Year! We have turned the chapter to the beginning of 2023, the pages are unwritten and waiting to be filled. I hope this year writes something wonderful!

I like to start the new year by making a Christmas Thank You Card. This year a dear friend surprised me with flowers, cupcakes and deli treats right before Christmas. So, I made this card for her. The tree was made using a very retired stamp by Stampin' Up!, it's from the Scentsational Season stamp set. The colors include: Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade and Merry Merlot. A little star sequin was added to the top of the tree and the nesting circle die cuts are from Unity Stamps. The Thank You sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set by Stampin' Up! and everything was adhered flat. That's it! So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day.πŸŽ„

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Christmas surprise from my friend: