Thursday, September 30, 2021

Bee Awesome

 The Card Concept - Sunny Sunflowers I am inspired by the sunflowers in the picture

Stamps by Sunny Studio

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Holiday Wishes

Keeping my Christmas cards super simple this year with very little coloring and I am happy to say they are all done. Sending out 40 this year to friends and family!

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Stencils
The Holly and Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
Jingle Belles - Dashing Through the Snow
My Time to Craft Christmas - Christmas Critters

Snowman and "weeeee" stamp by Colorado Craft Co
Sentiment by Tim Holtz
Sky stencil by My Favorite Things

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Birthday card with Fall tree

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Stencils

Tree Stencil and die cuts by The Greetery
Dog die cut by Penny Black

Monday, September 27, 2021

You Make Everything S'more Fun

I love this camping set by Avery Elle. I even added little lightening bugs to the sky :).

Cupcake Inspirations - Camping

Sunday, September 26, 2021

You're in my thoughts today

I have had this stamp for many years and find myself reaching for it for either men's birthday cards or for sympathy cards

Paper Craft Crew - Challenge #445

Stamp by Technique Junkies
Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Hope your birthday is like you ... totally freaking awesome

Here's this cute bear again, only in different colors! Again, I used washi tape for the road.  

Color Throwdown - Challenge #661

Stamps and die cuts by Altenew
Sentiment by Avery Elle

Friday, September 24, 2021


Fall is here in the Carolina's and it's a chilly 46 degrees here this morning. I LOVE LOVE LOVE cooler weather and love it will only be in the 70's all weekend long!! Halloween isn't far off so here's another Halloween card I made. 

Hand Stamped Sentiments - FALL
CCEE Stampers - Autumn
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - All Occasions
TGIF - Inspiration Challenge

All stamps by Purple Onion

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Just like a fine wine, you seem to get better with age

I recently won a $20 gift card to Altenew. I can't believe I had never bought any of their stamps. Anyway, I chose this cute bear and he's easy to stamp up (2 step stamping). No coloring needed, except for the stenciled clouds. I used washi tape for the road.

I am sending this to an online friend who lives in England and we have never met. Her and I used to play the word game "Ruzzle" on our phones and I found out she used to make cards many years ago. She's turning 89 this year.

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #438

Stamps and die cuts by Altenew

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Autumn Bliss

 Little Red Wagon - Use a Digi

Digi by Angie Blom

Monday, September 20, 2021

Cozy Winter bear

Meet Cozy Winter, Tim Holtz's latest cutest ever bear!! At least I think so!! It is 7 die cuts but I had to have him. And the woodpecker is super cute too. Just colored them both with Oxide inks and copic markers and added some fun Distress Mica flakes at the bottom for snow. The mica flakes just attach using Glossy Accents. I bought my bear from if you want to take a look.

I WAS planning on making a few of these cards for winter birthdays but my poor thumb just won't let me make them now so I will have to put up this die cut for a few months I guess :(. I got 3 total made but that's better than none I guess.

Allsorts - Any real animal or creature
Creative Knockouts - Wings and Things and/or Furry Friends

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Happy Birthday fringe-style

I snagged this when Concord & 9th had this stamp and die set for 70% off and I love playing with it. I've already mailed one card with it and I stuck a post-it note with it saying "if the fringe is laying down, just fluff back up". She said it was fine as it was so I guess it wasn't too flat :)

I made this for a friend's birthday next month.

Just Us Girls - Yellow, Orange, Red
Sweet Stampin' - Colors of Autumn
Sweet Stampers - Stripes and/or Dots
The Four Seasons Challenge - Anything Goes Fall

Stamps and fringe die by Concord & 9th

Friday, September 17, 2021

You are so Cool

Another card with this cute House Mouse popsicle. I popped up part of it. Colored it with watercolors.

CAS on Sunday - Sketch #214
Krafty Chicks - CAS

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Hey Pumpkin, Thinking of You

So I have found as long as I don't stamp too much at one time, I can still stamp! :) This card went together pretty fast. I had fun coloring him and these pumpkins. This is a smaller slimline card. I really like this smaller size :).

CAS Colours & Sketches - Sketch #437

Stamps by Unity Stamps
Stripe stamp by Concord & 9th
Colored with Copics

Tuesday, September 14, 2021


It's getting harder and harder for me to stamp because my thumbs hurt so bad but surgery is near, Oct 15th. Just trying to get all my Fall and Christmas cards done before then.

I used the new Distress Mica Stain here and you can't tell here, but it does have some shimmer. I love it for Halloween cards.

Beyond the Blue - Let It Shimmer
TIME OUT - Brave (Boo)

Stamps by Technique Junkies
Grass punch by Martha Stewart

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Yummy popsicle

I recently won a House Mouse challenge and picked out a few free stamps. I have always loved this one - it's called "Cool Treat".  Not sure I have ever had a popsicle in this flavor but for this challenge, I had to make it these colors :). 

The Paper Players - Challenge PP558

Stamp by Stampendous

Friday, September 10, 2021

Happy 100th Birthday

For a friend's mom turning 100!!  

Just Add Ink - Just Add Lines
Seize the Birthday - Pastel birthday
Addicted to Stamps and More - Birthdays
Watercooler Wednesdays - All about Occasions
Sweet Stampers - Stripes and/or Dots
TGIF - Sketch #333 (I flipped it)

Stamps by The Greetery
Stripes by Concord & 9th

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Happy Birthday Fall style

I needed a Fall birthday card. 

Four Seasons - Fall
Sweet Stampers - Dies or Punches
Crafty Gals Corner - Hello Fall

Stamps and die cuts from The Greetery
Tree stencil from The Greetery
Sky stencil by My Favorite Things

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021

Sending Bear Hugs

I just love this bear by Catherine Pooler :). And the rainbow by Unity Stamps.

Just Add Ink - Challenge #570
Just Us Girls - 6 of anything (6 raindrops)

Stamps by Catherine Pooler and
Unity Stamps
Grass punch by Martha Stewart

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving

Yesterday I had another zoom stamping session with the great Justine Hovey and there were about 30 people from all over. Justine herself is in Germany. I got a few Fall cards made. 

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #501

Owl stamp by Unity Company
Sentiment by Taylored Expressions
Colored with Copics

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Happy Wedding Day!

Next month my godchild, Mindy gets married to her high school sweetheart. I made her a tower fold card and her favorite color is yellow so I paired it with the color gray. I didn't have any gray cardstock so I had to use my copic markers to color in the gray. I love this wedding image by Unity Stamps. I didn't even color it, I think it's beautiful "as is".

Here are the directions on Splitcoast how to make a tower fold card and here is the video.  It's really pretty easy once you do one. 

Make My Monday - Fun folds
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act

Stamps by Unity Stamps