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Friday, January 15, 2021

The Open Sea Card

  Hello, So glad you could make it to my blog. The weather is a little chilly today. But the sun is finally shinning.  January seems to be moving fast. Have several projects that I need to be working on. 

For my project share today I made a card for my Son's birthday. 

I used a stamp set from Stampin Up called The Open Sea. This Is only the second time that I have used this set. 

The first time I used it, I had made a birthday card for my brother just about a month before he passed away. So I now have the card I made him sitting up in my craftroom. So I was a little emotional while making this one.

The background stamp is from Stampin Up called World Map

Cardstock colors that I used are Not Quit Navy, Ruby Red and White

Inks- Not Quit Navy and Ruby Red and White     

I used a distress tool to rough up the edges of some of the paper. Also used stitched circle dies and a tiny stitched banner die. Wrapped some twine around the banner.

That's all today. Hope you all can come back. Stay safe and stay crafty!      


 Challenges entered-

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  6th Birthday Celebration AG     

Daisy Chain Challenge  #48 Happy Birthday      

Caft Rocket Challenges - #77 For the Boys/Men        

Crafty Creations Challenges - #417 Anything Goes    

Pennys Challenges -#487     

Lets Create Challenges . - #167 AG + Cheers to you

Paper Funday Challenges - #25 Anything Goes- optional twist something blue

Monday, January 4, 2021

Jars of Love Card and birds

 This is my first post of 2021. Hope you all had a nice New Years Eve. My husband and I spent the night at home. 

Planned on making a big pot of potato soup, that didn't happen. So we order some pizza from Pizza Hut and had some chips and salsa. 

Was kind of sad being home. New Years Eve is when my side of the family gets together for our Christmas party. So I missed being with everyone. 

We had a nice Christmas. We had a Christmas dinner at our daughters. Great that they now live right next door.  

For my first card share this year I made a birthday card for my niece Amy.  



Amy canned a lot this year, so I thought the canning jar images would be perfect. This stamp set is called Jars of Love from Stampin Up. (Love this set).

The sentiment is from a set called Well Scripted. Also from Stampin Up. 

The die I used for the decorative border is from  Pretty Pink Posh called Stitched Borders 2.

The cardstocks used are Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky and white.

Inks I used are-Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Pretty In Pink and Momento Black.

I was almost done with the card when my grand daughter Scarlett came in and said aren't you going to add a ribbon? I told her that I wasn't for sure if I was or not. She said "You have to".

 So she pulled out several and none looked right. She got out the twine and that worked the best. I told her she is a natural. Glad she decided to come over. Thank you Scarlett for helping me.  


I also thought I would share a few pictures that I took a few days ago of some of the birds that were in my backyard. I Love birds and could watch them for hours. 


Red- bellied Woodpecker

Dark-Eyed Junco

Female Northern Cardinal

    House Finch

American Goldfinch

Carolina Chickadee


Thank you for stopping by and hope that you can make it back.  Hoping that 2021 is a year full of crafting for us all. 


Stay Safe and Stay Crafty my friends! 



 Challenges entered-

Your Next Stamp  #154 All Wrapped Up - Must have a bow 

Allsorts Challenge  #605 Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #149 6th Birthday Celebration Always A G

DL.ART - January 2021 Linky Party & 10 year Blogaversary

We Love Chocolate Baroque - Feminine

Sir Stamp alot Challenge - January- Favourite Stamps

A Perfect Time to Craft - Open Challenge #1 2021

Cute Card Thursday #667 Anything Goes



Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Letter to Santa Card

  Hello, Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.  Will be getting a few more things wrapped today. 

Still waiting on a a couple of gifts to be delivered. Getting worried that they won't get here on time.

 I wanted to share with you all the Christmas card that I made for my Mom.


 She loves Santa things, so I thought she would like this cute image of a little girl sending her letter off to Santa.

 I remember writing my letter to Santa with all the things I wanted for Christmas and then sending it off. It was so fun.

 Do you remember sending off your Christmas wish list to Santa?

I found that cute Image on Pinterest under Free Christmas coloring Images. Colored it with my Spectrum Noir & Master's Touch Alcohol Marker's. 

I wasn't for sure what color to make her dress and coat. My grand daughter suggested her coat be a dark blue and her dress red. So I went with her suggestion. 

My Mom loves sparkly things so I knew I had to add a little. So I punched the snowflake out In white glitter cardstock from Stampin Up. Added a little red sparkly ribbon behind the black and white paper and also added some silver tinsel.   

I thought the stitched red frame worked perfect around the Image. I also used the softly falling embossing folder from Stampin Up. The Santa stamp image is also from S.U.  

I think it turned out cute and I like the vintage look of it. 

For Christmas I wanted to share a recipe with you all, I thought you all might like a recipe for Apple Pie Bombs. Easy to make and really good.


Apple Pie Bombs

 Preheat oven to  375    

You will need-

One can apple pie filling

One large grands biscuits

brown sugar - 1/4th cup

cinnamon - 1/4th tsp

butter - 3 tbs.

vanilla - 1/4th tsp

cornstarch - 1/8th tsp

In medium sauce pan melt 3 Tbs. butter. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and  cornstarch. Mix well, add pie filling. Mix and heat up. Let cool

Roll out biscuits to a 4 inch circle. Use a little flour to keep it from sticking. Spoon some apple mixture on biscuit.

 Brings sides up and pinch together. Try not to get and filling on the edges. It won't want to stick together.

Will now look like a ball. Place pinched side down in a buttered 9x13 pan.  Add a little melted butter to the tops then sprinkle a little sugar and cinnamon mixture on top. 

Bake in pre-heated oven for around 18 minutes. Be careful ,ovens vary. 



These are also good with other pie fillings like cherry, peach and blueberry. My family really likes these.

 I'm sure your family would as well. Let me know if you give them a try. 


Also Ernie the Elf will be going back to the North Pole with Santa on Christmas Eve. He has been a good elf this year. Didn't get into any mischief. He even wore a mask. Ernie is a special part of our Christmas. He has been coming since 2013.

That's it for me. Thanks for stopping by. I want to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas and remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. 💓 


 Challenges entered-  

 DL.ART - 8TH Annual Elf Antics Linky Challenge

Lets Create Challenges #166 AG + Santa Claus Is coming to town

 Tuesday Throwdown #472  Anything Goes 

Christmas with the Cuties -#45 Have yourself a very Merry Christmas

Colour Crazy Challenge #50 Anything Goes Colour challenge

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #45 Sponsored by CCC  Must have a Critter

Creative Knockouts -#381 Anything Goes

Pennys Challenges - #486 Year end Mega Challenge

 Crafty Calendar - December- Christmas Theme

Monday, December 21, 2020

Bah HumBug 2020 Gift holder/ Ornament

  Hello Crafter's, Not to long now until Christmas. I have almost all of the presents wrapped. Still waiting for three more gifts to be delivered. Sure hope they get here on time.

For one of my daughter's gifts I am giving her some money. So I needed a money holder and instead of making an envelope I decided to make something that she could hang on the tree to remember 2020.



I thought a toilet paper roll was perfect for a 2020 money holder. The money is rolled up in toilet paper. Hope she thinks it's a little funny. 

Cut the numbers out on my Cricut. The Bah HumBug is from a stamp set made by Mr. Cricut Crazy called  Christmas, Christmas. I hot glued the little white pompoms around the top. I think they are so cute. 

To close the bottom I added red sticky tape and then used my crimper to crimp the bottom.

 Also added twine so that she could hang it on her tree. I will also be adding a little chocolate inside.

Hope you enjoyed stopping by. I will be sharing one more Christmas card. Hope you can make it back. 


Challenges entered- 

Not Just Cards - December Anything Goes

Creative Knockouts - #381 Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge December- Christmas Theme 

Pennys Challenges #486 Year end Mega challenge

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #148 Always Anything Goes



Friday, December 18, 2020

Christmas Critter Card

  Hello, Hope your doing good. Love that you found some time to stop by. I know how busy this time of year is. 

I think I'm pretty much done Christmas shopping. Getting ready to start wrapping. I actually enjoy wrapping. But have got to have Christmas music playing and a large cup of hot coffee. Then I'm all set to go. 

So here is another one of my Christmas cards for this year. 

This one was fun and easy to put together. I used a napkin for this one and I love it. Love all those cute animals. Don't they look like they are having a super fun Christmas celebration. 


 Well I am going to start wrapping, hope you can make it back. 

Have a nice weekend. Stay Safe and happy wrapping!


 Challenge entered-

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #45 Sponsored by 2 CCC

Cardz TV #130 Anything Goes

 Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #147 Always Anything Goes 

Love to Scrap #140 Winter Wonderland

Crafty Gals Corner #214 Tis the Season

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Christmas with kitty card

    Hello, Wanting to share with you all my first Christmas card I have made so far. I'm really behind. 

This will be for my daughter and grandkids. They have three cats so I thought they would like this cute image.





This card was made by using a napkin. Isn't it so cute? I decided not to put a sentiment on the front. Pretty sure my daughter would prefer it without one. I did add the string of tinsel with little fuzzy balls. Thought it was cute. I think it has a little vintage look to it.

I love how easy napkin cards are.  Have you tried making one yet? 

 That's all for me today. Hope you can come back for another visit. Will be sharing some more Christmas cards. 

Stay safe my friends

 Challenges entered-

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #147 Anything Goes

Make my Monday #137 Christmas Theme 

Shopping our Stash  Black and White and Red all over 

Avenue 613 December- Anything Goes with twist- Anything Vintage

The Sisterhood of Crafters Anything Goes Christmas/ Winter 

Crafty Calendar Challenge  December- Christmas Theme


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Floral Sympathy card w/ Bird

  Hello, Thanks for stopping by. On my last post I shared with you a Sympathy card that I made. Today I am sharing another.

  A childhood friend of mine recently passed away from Covid. This card Is for her sister.

I have been so upset over her passing. Her family lived close to mine and I had spent the night there several times. Just a wonderful family. My heart breaks for them all.

 Several people are getting it around here. Glad to hear most are recovering. The school is now doing virtual classes since there was a couple of cases of it in the school. 

I feel better knowing that my grandchildren are home. My prayers go out to all who are effected by this terrible virus also hope I don't have to make anymore sympathy cards because of it. 

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by. I will be sharing some Christmas cards soon. Hope you can make it back. Stay Safe!



 Challenge entered-

Pennys Challenges  #486 Year End Mega Challenge

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #530 Anything Goes

2 Crafty Critterc Cazies #45 Sponsored by 2 CCC

Crafters Cafe blog Challenge #256 Anything Goes

 Crafty Creations Challenges #416 Anything Goes  

Word Art Wednesday #468-469 Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday -#663 Anything Goes