Monday, May 30, 2022


I love tictactoe challenges and this one from The Paper Players was a perfect way to rev up my lost mojo.  I went down the left side of the grid with birthday, slimline and die cut.  I CASE(d) one of my own cards.

The peony 3D embossing folder makes such an easy and dramatic card front.  I trimmed that piece to 2.75"x5.75" and added to a mini slimline card base - 3.25"x6.25".  To create the deep embossing I wiped the front and back of the cardstock with a baby wipe before embossing (a "Jennifer" trick).  Added the gold die cut "Sending" along with the birthday sentiment and a few sequins and done.

Thanks for coming by and always love to read your kind comments.


Thursday, May 19, 2022


I decided to make myself a birthday card for the TicTacToe Challenge this week as today is my birthday and I am also the designer for this week's board.

From the board I used the diagonal from left to right - die cut, free and large sentiment.  Had fun arranging the pinks and oranges for the letters.  The "happy" is stacked up four deep and just slipped those sweet little posies behind the letters.
I hope you will find some inspiration from my board and design a card for our challenge this week.  Crafty hugs!


Saturday, May 7, 2022


My niece gave me the most fabulous quilt (the large blue one) as a housewarming gift and when I saw Concord & 9th new quilt die, I had to have it to make her a thank you card.  This card is not the card I sent her, but one done in pastels.  She does her quilts in bold colors and in non-traditional patterns and has won many prizes and has been published recently in a quilt book.

I really had fun sorting out the patterned papers for my card and in the end had enough cuts to make two cards.  I'll wait until I need a card to put a sentiment either on the front or inside.

Thanks for stopping by and always love to read your kind comments.

Thursday, May 5, 2022


Vicki has the honors this week in bringing our TicTacToe #160 for your challenge - and a great board it is!!

I went down the left side with white on white, silver and die cut.

I heat embossed with silver the flower and then fussy cut.  Used a square stitched die for the background of the square silver die cut (it's silver metallic paper - sorry you can't see the shine in the photo).  Shading was added to the flowers and leaves with a soft gray Zig watercolor marker.  Added all to a white card base for the white on white requirement.  

Hope you'll find some inspiration from this week's board and enter our challenge.