Thursday, May 23, 2024


Getting ready for Father's  Day with our TicTacToe #248 with a board designed by Felicita.  I went down the right side with masculine, tools and die cuts.

I used a downloaded image of tools from pngwing and then die cut the name.  Popped up the letters with some foam and added back into the die cut areas (an eclipse card).  Added the little sentiment and done.  

I am sending this to my son who is a great handyman.  Inside I stamped "strong roots produce beautiful leaves".  Will add my own added greeting thanking him and Sarah for raising such beautiful granddaughters for me.

Hope to see your wonderful creations in our challenge this time.  Winner will have an opportunity to be a future guest designer.  Crafty hugs,

Tuesday, April 30, 2024


Every month I teach a card class for a group of senior women (like myself).  I usually do two versions of the design and offer choices such as a variety of sentiments.  I make a packet with all the necessary paper supplies and also have good glue (Bearly Art), scissors, clamp tweezers, etc. available.  These are my two cards for May.

I found the background paper at Hobby Lobby, used a "postage stamp" die to give some texture to the patterned paper and put that on some desert storm cs.  Made a little bouquet with a twine bow and added the sentiment.  Done!  Participants will put together the bouquet and also choose their own background paper - there are three each of twenty various sheets in the 6x6 pack.  After each chooses a paper, I will die cut the postage stamp pattern for them (you know how precious patterned paper is:-).  I usually have between 12 and 15 that attend. 

Thanks for stopping by.



Thursday, April 25, 2024


Time for a new challenge at TicTacToe!  For the end of April, Mary has designed this great board!   I used flowers, free and die cuts from the board.

Die cut some tulip buds and leaves in various colors and gave them some shading with blending inks and also alcohol markers.  Used an envelope die which I embossed with polka dots for "basket".  Added my basket to a card base, arranged my flowers with a checkered bow and sentiment - done!!

I hope you'll join us in our TicTacToe #246 beginning today and ending on May 9th.  Crafty hugs,


Monday, April 22, 2024


When there's a pile of stuff in the scrapbasket, make a card!  Everything except the card base was picked out of the basket!  Ages ago I die cut a ton of flowers from Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms and am trying to use them up.

The embossed background is from SSS (discontinued I believe).  The wreath is very old and not sure where it came from!  So put it all together with a little twine bow and a sentiment and done!


Thursday, March 28, 2024


Time for another TicTacToe Challenge#244 with a board designed by Linda.  I went down the left side of the board with wreath, spring colors and twine.

I die cut three layers of leaves and layered together for my wreath.  Used some small flowers in peach and white along with some peach enamel dots to decorate my wreath.  Ink blended a background with speckled egg DO and overlapped it onto the base card.  Added the sentiment and a few more a few more enamel dots and done.  I think I spent more time finding a sentiment to fit the space than I did making the rest of the card!!

Hope you'll join our challenge this week - winner will be a future guest designer.