Friday, June 7, 2024


Awhile back I was a winner at the Creative Creases Challenge hosted by Debbie Mageed.  So here I am today as a guest designer.  Tried to find something that was unique as it had to be a fun fold card and scoured the net and found this "column card" that folds flat to be an A2 card.  I used the basic measurements and then just did my own thing.

When my card is folded flat it hides the sentiment.  I die cut a bunch of flowers and leaves and just arranged them on the front of the column fold.  I used a 3D embossing folder (SSS discontinued) for the inside and sides of the column.

I am also entering my card in the current TimeOut Challenge #265.

Hope you can find a fun fold card to create for our challenge.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024


Almost out of all my Spellbinders flowers that I cut out a few weeks ago. Wanted to make a vellum gate fold card like Jennifer made a few weeks ago.


I've had the pale peach vellum for ages so tried it with that. The sentiment will go on the inside underneath those flowers. I put an extra piece of white on the back and an extra note can be added there. Made a twine bow, which will easily slide off without untying.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024


 A few weeks ago, when the creativity fairy went AWOL, I spent some time cutting out bunches of Spellbinders flowers.  In this past week, I saw creations from Spellbinders using their new woven lattice background. That inspired me to make my own lattice background and use all the flowers I had previously done.


On the first and last cards, I used a background dye that I don't know where it came from. For the middle card I used Altenew's plaid background.  On the first two cards I just cut off the edges and on the last one I left the background as is.  I will add sentiments whenever I need these cards for a special occasion. 

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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. 

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