Wednesday, February 21, 2024



Time Out Challenge is have a birthday party - so here is a card to wish them a happy birthday!

I die cut a bunch of flowers and leaves from various blues and greens and then arranged them on the middle panel of a pop-up card - it's from a Jennifer McGuire video.  Doing the flower arranging took the most fiddling around!  The sides are extra pieces that I embossed with a leafy design folder.   Added a little birthday greeting and done!

Happy Birthday Time Out!


Tuesday, February 13, 2024


I made a very simple Easter card with kind of a different size fold for my card class next week.

The base for my card is cut at 4.25"x6" and scored and folded at 3".  This way with the bunny sitting on top of the fold, the card will still fit into an A2 envelope.  I die cut all the eggs, the chick and the grass and adhered to the bottom of the card.  Colored the chick's wings with a copic marker for a little added color.  All the eggs were die cut from patterned paper scraps.  Gave bunny a little color in his ears and cheeks and a small black enamel dot for his eye.  Added the "Happy Easter" sentiment and done.  I think this card would be cute with any character or a row of smaller ones across the top - just adjust the size of the card base accordingly to fit in an envelope.  Also would make fun place cards in a smaller size.  

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Thursday, February 1, 2024


My first post for the TicTacToe Challenge of 2024!  Please note that our challenge now runs for two weeks so this one will end on 15 February - gives everyone a bit more time to create.  Vicky designed our board for this week and I chose across the top with enamel dots, kraft and the work "love".

I love the boxwood heart from The Greetery.  On a pink base I added the leaves which I die cut from smooshed green paper I made.  Used an impression plate  to give some texture to the kraft background and then spattered with white acrylic paint.  I made the heart into a shaker with little pink hearts inside.  Put it all together with enamel dots, a twine bow and the little love sentiment.  Perfect for Valentine's Day or any other day for that matter!!

Hope you'll join our challenge this time around.  Crafty hugs,

Monday, January 15, 2024


A quick post for my card entry in the "Stay Crafty With Hero" challenge for January - "old is new".  I still had a floral piece left on my desk this morning so colored it quickly with some distress oxides and stencils.  Used the confetti background and a birthday sentiment from Hero Arts (no longer available). and HA black enamel dots

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Sunday, January 14, 2024


I can't remember when I last entered a challenge - seems 2023 went by with none!  So many other things to do in retired life:-)  So here we go with an entry to the Time Out Challenge.  The theme is "NEW" and the floral I used for my card is from a "new to me" craft your life kit from Altenew.

I love getting a twofer from a stamp or die!  After using the stencils to color my floral piece, I cut it in half.  On one card I used a circle impression plate on the front of the card along with a simple birthday greeting.  On the other, I ink blended more pink to accent the flowers.  On both, a few sequins finished them off!!  Can you tell my birthday card stash is really low?

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