Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Happy Birthday

Being stuck at home, I am getting a lot of birthday cards done :). We are now under a "Stay at home" order in our county until April 29th. Schools are closed indefinitely.

Sunday Stamps - Spring Fever

Stamps and Die cuts by Concord & 9th

Monday, March 30, 2020

80 candles

So I got this great stamp and die cut set a couple of weeks when Concord & 9th had their huge blowout sale. I decided today to make my aunt a birthday card. She turns 80 in a few months and this card has 80 candles. Now, it took me awhile to "revise" the diecut and candles as it comes 17 candles per sheet. So I cut off 1 candle of each piece of paper and used 5 rows of candles to get the 80 candles. I also had to revise the width of the original cardstock to more than 6 3/4" wide but it all worked out and I hope she likes it.

The Paper Players - Tic Tac Toe #PP484 (Pink, Spring, Patterned Paper)
Crafty Friends - Spring Colors
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
My Favorite Things - Sketch 482

All stamps and die cuts by Concord & 9th
Colored with Copics
Stickles glitter for candles

Sunday, March 29, 2020


I made a few different versions of this Easter card. Some with clouds, some without. Some with Happy Easter on the front and some without. I just love these 2 :).

Crafty Cardmakers - Spring
Coloring in Scrapland - Spring
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Favorite Stamp

 Stamp by Whipper Snapper
Grass  (punch) by Martha Stewart

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Happy Easter

During our quarantine time, I decided to get my Easter cards done. I had made a few but needed a few more so thought I would make them using challenges from Paper Playful. As for where I am in NC, we are not under quarantine yet but we are asked to "shelter in place" which means to stay home and only go out for groceries or for medical needs and this will start Monday at 5 pm. I've actually been doing this anyway for the past week.

Here's Ben & Jerry again, this cute Easter stamp from Whipper Snapper. I watercolored them both using my Jane Davenport watercolors. The sentiment is by Hero Arts. I had to stamp the individual letters so they aren't perfectly straight but it's the best I could do.

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #428
Aud Sentiments - Spring/Easter with a sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. - Easter/Spring
Cute Card Thursday - Easter
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Spring
Just Add Ink - Something with "E" (Easter)

Easter stamp by Whipper Snapper
Sentiment by Hero Arts (individual letters)

Friday, March 27, 2020

Hello Friend

Another pink and purple card using this awesome peek through stamp and die set.

Color Throwdown - Challenge #586

Stamps and Dies by Concord & 9th
Inks by Catherine Pooler

Thursday, March 26, 2020

For a wonderful friend

I love this peek through die cut set but they are sure hard to capture in a picture. I really like this color combination. Hoping to cheer someone up with this card during the difficult times we're all experiencing right now! Stay safe, everybody!

Color Throwdown - Throwdown 586

All stamps and dies by Concord & 9th

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Happy 50th

I made this for a friend's 50th wedding anniversary.

{PIN}spirational - Challenge 259
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions 

Flowers by Concord & 9th
50 by Stampin Up


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

You make the world a better place.

It's not a chair photo for this challenge, but I have a plant on this card like in the challenge photo :). I am sending this to my chemo angel. If you haven't heard about chemo angel you can read about it here. I send out 2 cards a week to my chemo angel. I have been doing this since August 2019 and I am on my 3rd chemo angel. It's so rewarding.

Inkspirational - Chair photo
{PIN} spirational - Challenge 259

All stamps and dies by Concord & 9th

Monday, March 23, 2020

Llama just say I think you're amazing!

Another fun fold card. You can find the directions here. It's pretty easy :).

Allsorts - Anything in the animal kingdom

Llama stamp by Art Impressions
Sentiment by Whipper Snapper

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Happy Mail

We could ALL use some Happy Mail right about now don't you think with all that Coronavirus going on out in the world?  Here, in NC, they have closed ALL the schools, restaurants, and bars . Only take out and drive thru's are open. It's just hard to believe what is happening to the world right now!!

CAS Colors & Sketches - Sketch #362

Stamps & die cuts by Concord & 9th

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Hoping this brings a smile

Here's another great awesome stamp and die set I got from Concord & 9th's mega sale. I just love it!

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #362
Krafty Chicks - Clean and Simple

Stamps and die cuts by Concord & 9th

Friday, March 20, 2020

Happy Birthday

I can't get enough of this stamp and die set from Concord & 9th. With being cooped up in the house, I am getting a lot of birthday cards made early :).

Color Throwdown - Challenge 585
TIME OUT - Birthday
Shopping Our Stash - Happy Birthday
Simply Create Too - Shaped Cards

Stamps by Concord & 9th

Cut It Up Challenge #196 Spring Fever - Use at least 3 butterflies

This week's challenge with Cut It Up is Spring Fever - Use at least 3 butterflies.  Meet Ben & Jerry. This cute duo is from Whipper Snapper and I just think they are the cutest for my Easter cards this year. I have 1 butterfly stamp from Stampendous so I stamped it three times. I stamped Ben & Jerry onto watercolor paper. I, then, masked them and the butterflies off and used my cloud stencil for the clouds. I watercolored everything using my Jane Davenport watercolor paints. I love these little pallets of paint that I found at Michael's. For the grass, I used my old stand-by Martha Stewart grass punch (which I have had for at least 20 years!) and I used these awesome digital papers from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. My circle die for the circle is called Wonky Stitched Circles by Gina Marie Designs.

I can't wait to see what you create for our challenge this week at Cut It Up. Don't forget to use a die cut!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Country View Challenges - The Eyes Have It 
The Crafting Challenge - It's Spring Time
DieCut Diva's - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter
Simply Create Too - Shaped Cards

Stamp by Whipper Snapper
Butterflies by Stampendous

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Happy Easter with a bunny and a moose?

One of my oldest, dearest friends loves moose and so far, this year I sent her a Moose valentine card and a Moose St Patrick's Day card showcasing this moose die by Poppystamps. So ... with Easter coming next month, I thought I have to send her an Easter card. So I came up with this ... I used this Easter die cut by Cottage Cutz, colored it with my Catherine Pooler inks (using a q-tip to put it on) and I trimmed off the one rabbit on the right and added the moose. What do you think? I think I love it :). I hope she does too :).

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter

Sentiment by Hero Arts
Moose die cut by Poppystamps
Big Easter die cut by Cottage Cutz

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Celebrate in green

Oops, I meant for this to go on tomorrow's post but I guess I just hit "publish now" so here it comes - my 3rd post for the day!! HA  Out of all of my bargain stamps I got from Concord & 9th's big sale, this is my favorite!!!  I love it so much and it makes me smile!! It mails completely flat.

Artsystamper - Lots of layers
Crafty Cardmaker - Green
The Cutie Pie - Gorgeous Greens
Sweet Stampin - St. Patrick's Day or Green

All stamps and dies by Concord & 9th
Colored with Copic markers

Have a Wonderful Day

Concord & 9th are having a huge blowout sale and I got this flower and die set for ONLY $14.55. The regular price is $48!!!  That is not a typo, it's a great bargain!! You can find it here and on sale until March 20th. If you want the stamps along with the die cut, they're only $6!  Yes, $6 for this beautiful flower stamp set. Such deals to be had!!

The Paper Players - Spring Flowers
Always Fun - Flowers
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes, Optional for Her

Sending paper hugs

My Inkie Fingers - Rainbow
Path of Positivity - Beauty of Botanicals

All stamps and dies by Concord & 9th

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

I See You!!

Allsorts - Dots

Stamp by Stamping Bella
Die cut by Gina Marie X Stitched Oval
Koi watercolors

Today is a good day

AAA Cards - CAS Along the Edge, optional cats & dogs
Inkspirational - Animal: Real or magical

Image by Bugaboo
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna

Monday, March 16, 2020


C.R.A.F.T. - Weather

Stamps by Unity Stamps