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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Yellow Finch Tag Card and Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

  Hello my people, yes if your a paper crafter, then you are my people. Ha

Today I am sharing with you a birthday card that I have made for one of my sister's. She told me awhile back that she wanted a bird on her card this year. So of course I had to make her one.

I love sitting on my porch watching the birds and so does my sister. We both get the feed sacks that are for the yellow finch.  So I went with that type of bird for her card.

I used the stamp set from Hero Arts called Bird & Branch. I am so happy I bought this set. Love that I can make so many different colored birds. 

Another stamp set that I used is Itty Bitty Backgrounds from Stampin Up. It's retired now and I still use it all the time. You can verily see where I used it on the tag.

I thought the tag was to plain so I used a stitched scallop die on the bottom from Pretty in Pink called Stitched Borders. I like how it turned out.

The Inks I used to make the bird are Barely Banana,Summer Sun and Memento Black. 

For the flowers I used Lavender Lace and Gorgeous Grape. I also used a little purple Stickles in the center of each flower. Used Old Olive for the leaves and Close to Cocoa for the branch and bird legs.

The blue card stock was in my scrap box. I think it's Bashful Blue from S.U. Wish they had never retired it. 

The black and white polka dot paper was in my paper scraps. Also used my Woodgrain embossing folder.

Tied white sheer ribbon through the tag and tied twine around the ribbon and added one purple sequins. Hoping she enjoys her card.

I also have another Zucchini recipe to share with you. This time it's with Chocolate...... YUM!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Ingredients needed -

 1 c. Zucchini shreeded

1 egg

1 1/2 c. flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon 

1/2 c.brown sugar 

1 pinch nutmeg

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

1/2 c. sugar 

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. oil

1/2 c. greek plain yogurt

Preheat oven 350

Butter loaf pan and set aside.

In large bowl combine dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

In another large bowl combine wet ingredients - eggs, oil, brown sugar, white sugar,yogurt and vanilla. Whisk until combined.

Add dry ingredients to wet and fold in gently.

Add Zucchini  and chocolate chips. Mix

Pour in buttered dish and bake for 40 - 45 minutes. or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for at least 20 minutes. Enjoy!!! 

 I will be leaving in just a few days. Heading to Sanibel Island for a week. It will be so nice to go again. Went last year and loved It. Hoping to find some big shells this time

So I won't have anymore post until after that. Hope you can make it back sometime. If you try the recipe,let me know how you like it. 

That's all from me, Happy day to you all. Stay Safe and Stay Crafty my friends.

 Challenges entered-

All Sorts Challenge - #589-  I Love.......' Belated Birthday Celebration 

( I Love Birds, flowers, stamping and embossing and I love the color purple).

We Love Chocolate Baroque September- Wings with an anything goes option

My Time to Craft - #440 Embossing wet or dry

International Art and Soul #92  Tic Tac Toe (Image, Die, Embossing)

 Cardz TV.  #123 Anything Goes  

Through the Purple Haze  #171 Anything Goes w/ twist- Stitching real or faux

Not Just Cards - AG September Challenge

2 Crafty Critters - #42 September Challenge- Use a Critter

Sir Stamp alot Challenge -September Challenge- The Great Outdoors

Creative Knockouts #367 Lots of Layers 

A Perfect Time to Craft  #9 September Challenge- Anything Goes 


Saturday, September 5, 2020

Hello from Indiana & Lemon Zucchini Bread


 Hello from Indiana, Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all are doing well. Do any of you feel like our world has turned up side down? We are living through some crazy times right now.

One thing I can do is go to my craft room, (My Happy Place) turn some music on and make a card or some other kind of paper crafts.💜

On one of the facebook groups that I am in. You can sign up to receive happy mail from others and you also can send happy mail out.  They also have swaps and other fun things.

So far I have received happy mail from thirteen ladies. It has been so fun receiving cards and some little surprise goodies from other's.  You just never know what you might get. Yesterday I sent out some Happy Mail for the first time. Hope they enjoy the goodies I sent.

The facebook group is called Let's Make Cards, It's a great group of crafter's from all over the world.

On the facebook page they even have a map that you can print out so that you can color in the states when you receive mail from there. 

One of the big things right now is napkin cards. I have received some napkins and  I love them. I have one picked out to make for my Mom's birthday.

Today I am sharing with you a few of the cards I have made to send to the sweet ladies that have sent me happy mail. 










  I did send out a fall looking one to, but forgot to take a picture. I think they are cute. 
I do like the idea of sending someone a card with your state on It.

The first picture shows the little envelope I made to put the goodies in.

Found the state image on google and printed it out on my Cricut. 

I also figured out out how to cut more than one thing out at a time on my Cricut. Yeah!!!

So if that sounds fun to you and would like to join the group, head on over there and get signed up.


 Also If you look on the right side of my side bar, I have several recipes that I have shared with you all. Well today I have another one. 

I have been making several things with zucchini and have already shared my Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bread. So today I'm sharing a zucchini bread with lemon. 


Lemon Zucchini Bread

Ingredients that you will need

 1 c. grated zucchini

1- 1/2 c. flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt 

3/4 c. sugar

2 large eggs

zest of one lemon

1/2 c. vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 350

In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt 

In another large bowl combine sugar and lemon zest. mix well

add eggs, oil, lemon juice, stir until combined.

add zucchini and mix. Then add dry ingredients and mix. 

Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake for 25 minutes and then place foil over top and bake an additional 20-25 minutes. You may not need to use the foil but my oven will burn it if I don't. 

You can also check to see if it's done by inserting a toothpick in the center and see if it comes out clean.

It needs to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan.

While cooling you can make the glaze


1 c. powdered sugar

4 tsp lemon juice

mix and pour over bread



This bread is perfect for summer and just another great way to use up zucchini.

  Let me know if you give it a try.  Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe and stay crafty!



 Challenge entered-


Cardz 4 Galz #129 Just saying Hello

Cardz TV#122 Anything Goes 

Crafty Catz #517 Anything Goes- optional twist Not square 

Love to Scrap#137 Anything Goes 

Love to Craft#50 September Anything Goes 

Crafty HazelnutPatterned Paper September





Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Blossom Branch Sympathy Card

 Hello, glad you stopped by. Were having a few days of cooler weather here in Indiana. Almost feels like fall. 

I have had to make a few sympathy cards lately and I needed another one so I wanted to share with you the card that I made.




The flowers are called Blossom Branch. It's part of a digital stamp set called Do Not Worry from Graciellie Designs.

It is such a pretty set. This my first time coloring the flowers. I uploaded it to Design Space and had the Cricut cut it out. 

I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color it. The card came together pretty quickly after I got the flowers colored and cut because I used an embossing folder. I was afraid that the card would look to plain, but after it was done I was o.k. with it. 

That's my post for today. I have a lot to do. Hope you enjoyed your visit. On my next post I will be sharing another recipe. So hope you can make it back.

 Please leave a comment, so that I can come visit you. Blessings to you, Cindy

A link to Graciellie's store    Gracielliedesign -shop


Entering this card into these Challenges


 Word Art Wednesday  #452- #453 Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge   August Challenge Anything Goes

Cardz TV. #121 Anything Goes

Lil Patch Crafty Friends #140 Always Anything Goes

Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes

DL.ART August 2020 Linky Party- Anything Goes 

Creative Crafters #31 Anything Goes

Crafty Creations   #412 Anything Goes






Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Crocheted Magnetic Note Holder & Winnings

  Hello paper crafter's. Glad you stopped by. We are now in August (The dog days of Summer). These are the days that I am thankful for air conditioning. I can't do the heat.

I want to share a little project that I made to send to my niece for her birthday. She is in the Air Force. (Now a Captain) So I don't get to see her very often. 

 It's a magnetic note holder for her to put on her refrigerator. We both love to Crochet. She also loves to knit, so I thought she would really enjoy this. 

Was really easy to make. I really like the crocheting that I did along the side and a great way to use up some of my little clothes pins. 

Now my daughter is wanting one. So I am planning on making her one. I'm thinking in a coffee theme. 

Also wanted to share that I won a $50.00 gift card from Pretty Pink Posh and wanted to share with you all what I picked out. 

I am so beyond excited. I can't wait to create some cards with these pretty stamps and dies. 

Have you ever checked out Pretty Pink Posh? If not, you should. They have stamps, dies, stencils and more. 

Here is a link to there shop.

That's my post for today.  Happy day to you and stay safe!
Challenge entered-
Cardz TV - Anything Goes

#139 Anything Goes 

August Challenge 

#412 Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Don't Worry about Anything Card

 Hello Crafty friends, Hope all is well with you. During these crazy and uncertain times that we are living in, I am so glad to have a hobby to keep me busy and that brings me so much joy. I'm sure you all feel the same way.

I just found out that someone else that I know has the virus. Praying for her and her family. She already struggles with so many health issues and recently fell down stairs and broke her neck. Please keep her in your prayers. I will be making her a card soon.

Today I want to share with you all a word of encouragement card that I made someone from my Church that has been having complications from a kidney transplant. She has been admitted back into the hospital.

I love this Bible verse and I thought it was a perfect verse to send to her to let her know not to worry and that God knows our needs.

  I colored the flowers with Stampin Up Blends in Calypso Coral. The leaves were colored with Spectrum Noir. Also used a touch of yellow for the centers.

Thanks for stopping by and would love for you to leave a comment. Happy Day to you. Stay safe and stay crafty!

 Challenges entered-

#450-451 Anything Goes

Words/ or Numbers

August Challenge 'Anything Goes'

#120 Anything Goes

 #139 Anything Goes

 #202 Anything Goes

#30 Anything Goes

Monday, July 27, 2020

Senior Cards

 Hello crafter's and Happy Monday to you all. Hope you had a good weekend. I didn't get much done because I'm still having back and hip problems. I think it's a nerve because it runs down my leg. It's been so painful. Hopefully won't last much longer. 

On one of my last post, I told you that my daughter and grandchildren will be moving next to us. So we have been working outside to get prepared. Her new trailer is now moved on the property and the company is out there now getting the ground leveled to set the footers.

So happy they will be right next door and no more having to pay rent.

So for today I wanted to share with you the Graduation cards I made for my two nieces Emmie and Audrie.

These cards were simple to make. The senior caps was made from Cricut Design Space. They have several graduation things on there. But I really liked the font on this one.

The two stamps I used are from Cardz TV "Ticket to Talk2" and Perfect Pairing from S.U.

Cardstock came from Hobby Lobby and used S.U. Concord Grape Ink. I also added white brads to the corners. 

  Well that's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by and hope you stop back by again. Happy day to you all and God bless.

 Challenges entered-

Avenue 613 - #235 AG w/ twist The sentiment as the focal

Not Just Cards - Anything Goes

Creative Crafters - #30 Anything Goes

Cardz TV. - #119 Anything Goes

Monday, July 20, 2020

Christmas in July Card

 Hello, glad you could stop by. Hope you are doing good. It's super hot here in Indiana today. It's been really hot for several days. 

I have never made a Christmas card in the summer. But I just had to join in on the fun over at Bugaboo Stamps. Also wanted to play along with a few other challenges to.

It's Bugaboo's 10th annual Christmas In July week long celebration. 

The card I made is using the Friday Freebie they are offering and this is a sketch challenge for day 2.

Colored the cute image with alcohol markers and used some Stampin Up designer series Christmas paper. 

I added the red stripes to her leggings by masking off the area and stamped with a striped balloon.

Used one of my most favorite tools The Cuttlebug to cut out the rectangles and tag for the sentiment. Also added a few red sequins.

The sentiment is from a set called Christmas Christmas from Mr. Cricut Crazy.

Making this card was a challenge for me because my back is out and I am dealing with some pretty severe pain. 

Every time I would sit in my craft chair it would make it worse. So I took several breaks in between making it.  

Even through all the pain, I still had fun creating it. If you hurry, there is still time to play along. Also still time to enter the other challenges that I have entered.

They are also having a Christmas in July sale. All Digi Stamps are 50% off until July 31st.There is a code you will have to get to get the savings.

Here is a link if you would like to play along


Here is a link for the sale-

Bugaboo Stamps 

Hope you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back. I would love for you to leave a comment. (I think we all love getting comments)!

Hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless! 

Other Challenges I wanted to play along In- 

Digi Choosday - #28 Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -#137 Christmas In July

Cardz TV -#119 Anything Goes

Double Trouble Challengge - #62 "Christmas In July- partnering w/ Heart2Heart- favorite tool

My Time to Craft - #436 Christmas In July

Die-Cut-Divas - Christmas In July