Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Happy New Year

 Hello Everyone!

Happy New Year!

I am looking forward to a new year full of new adventures and challenges. Some days I feel challenged to get out of bed. LOL    Anyways....  

I decided to make New Years cards. I usually don't, but I bought a cool stamp set that had this goblet and I was inspired to make the cards.

The stamp set is called Cheers to the Season and is from Stampin' Up.  I stamped with two different shades of burgundy inks. I fussy cut the goblets and used dimensional adhesive to mount on die cut backgrounds.

Each card has a different dry embossed background. 

This is what the inside looks like.  I used a humorous sentiment stamp from Funny Bones.  The small goblet is a stamp from Brewed for You - Stampin' Up.

So glad you stopped by.  I wish you a very Happy New Year!!!


Thursday, December 14, 2023

Merry Christmas Drive with Santa

 Hello Everyone!

I wish everyone a Happy Holiday season and a Merry Christmas!!!

I have a few photos of my Christmas cards to share today. Of course, there is a story.  LOL 

In my exuberance to get my cards out to friends and family, I completely forgot to photograph my cards! My goodness, I don't think I have ever done that before.  Must be old age.  LOL.  

But, thanks to my beautiful, super sweet family, I have photos of the cards.  Sandie, Helen, and Christina took photos of the cards they had received and texted them to me. So, thanks to these lovely ladies I can share the cards with you.

The cards were made using the Spellbinders die cut set, Sunday Drive with Santa.  I die cut the cars in red, white, and green cardstocks. Decorative papers were used for the backgrounds.  The cars were mounted on die cut circles.  

So glad you stopped by today. I hope your holiday season is filled with love and good things.  And some yummy holiday foods too!  See you next time for a Happy New Year card.


Sunday, December 3, 2023

Birthday Bear

 Hello Everyone!

Wanted to share a birthday card made for my nephew.  This bear is a Sizzix die set which includes the branch.  Pretty cute set. I love the coffee cup too.  

This is what I stamped on the inside. The sentiment is from Sweet N' Sassy stamps. The coffee cup is included with the bear die cut set.

This was for a November birthday. Now I have all my November birthday cards finished, I have to get back to my Christmas cards.  Not quite done with them. Hope you are having a great day!!

Monday, November 27, 2023

Get Well Dog

 Hello Everyone,

This is a card I made for a friend whose dog has been having some health problems.  The dog did end up in a cone.  So........I thought this stamp was just perfect to send to Dakota (the dog).  

Dog stamp from Bunches of Fun by Stampin' Up.  Sentiments are from an older My Favorite Things stamp set.
Dog is colored with a Ranger Distress Marker.

Inside of card:

So just a fun kind of card to make and send for a friend. It was appreciated.  Dakota smelled it many times.  LOL  
See you next time with something crafty.  I have to get busy on my Christmas cards!!  
Hope your day is lovely.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Thanksgiving Cards with Truck

 Hello Everyone,

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  

And I would also like to share the cards I made to send out to family and friends for Thanksgiving.  

I used a die cut truck set from Spellbinders called "Truckin Through the Seasons". The pumpkins are also part of the die cut set.

I actually had to go to the store to get fall themed papers!  I have let my decorative paper stash dwindle down to practically nothing.  LOL. The leaf paper I found at Hobby Lobby. 

The sentiments are stamps I have had for years from various companies.  

I die cut the trucks and pumpkins from various colors of cardstock.  And placed them on die cut circles. 

One version of the inside: Also added one pumpkin.

Changed the background paper on the following versions.

This is the second version of the inside of card. 

    So glad you stopped by today!  Hope your Thanksgiving is full of great things like yummy food and plenty to be thankful for!   


Monday, November 6, 2023

Mason Jar Wedding Card

 Hello Everyone!  

I wanted to share this wedding card I made for my BFF, Sandie. The card is for a wedding she attended. This was another card where I used elements from the shower and wedding invitations as inspiration.  

The Mason Jar stamp and die cut is from the Greetery

The flowers are from a Stampin' Up set called Sending Smiles

I used watercolor paper behind the jar. I used inks and a wet paint brush to color the water-colored background. 

Also added a layer of gold paper.  

Inside of card:


Love how this card turned out.  I spent quite a bit of time on this one.  So glad you stopped by today.  Next time I will post my Thanksgiving cards.  Hope you have a lovely day.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Masculine Birthday Card with Truck

 Hello everyone!

I wanted to share this nice masculine birthday card I made for a friend.  The was made with stamps from Stampin' Up.

I used a nice manly plaid decorative paper for the background and dark green cardstock for the card base. Truck was colored with watercolor markers. 

The inside:

So glad you stopped by today.  I am working on my Thanksgiving cards and will be posting those when they are complete.  I am continuing the truck theme for my Thanksgiving cards. Should be pretty cute. Check back for those.  Hope you are having a good day and enjoying Fall.  


Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Spooky Halloween Cars

 Hello everyone! 

Time for Halloween!!  I used this die cut to make my Halloween cards this year.  The dies are from the Sunday Drive series from Spellbinders. This die has lots of pieces and I used a glue bottle with a very narrow cap called Beary Arts Precision Craft Glue. Putting the pieces together without this glue would have been quite difficult and messy.  Just takes a little patience and time. 

The cards have a decorative paper background.  I added some trees made with a Stampin' Up die cut. 

The moon is a punched circle distressed with distress ink. I used a foil paper with an adhesive backing to cut some of the bumpers.  Not sure where I got the foil paper. 

The insides all look like this:

Here are the other versions I made:
I made the card bases and the cars in different colors.

So, as the card says, Be Spooky!!  Hope you Have a Happy Halloween!!

See you next time.


Saturday, October 14, 2023

Fall Themed Cards made with Stickers Part 2

 Hello everyone!

Back today with the rest of the Fall themed cards I made with stickers. My BFF Jan gave me the stickers and I really thought they were cute.

Here are the cards:

The last two and a little more minimal.

I found the stickers fun to work with and it was something a little different to do.  

I will be back next time with my Halloween cards.

See you then.


Sunday, October 8, 2023

Fall Themed Cards made with Stickers Part 1

 Hello everyone!

I am back today with a collection of cards I made with stickers.  My BFF Jan gave me the stickers and I thought they were so cute that I wanted to make cards for Fall. Sometimes with stickers, it is easier to design a card around the sticker. Making the sticker a focal point instead of an embellishment seems to work better for me.  I made quite a few cards using all the stickers.  I will post them all today and in my next post.

 On the inside of each card, I stamped "happy fall". Of course, I did not have a stamp that said Happy Fall!  I had to use two different stamps.  One with happy and one with Fall. Worked out fine.  

See you next time with part two.