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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Enjoy Life Bird Card

  Hello, So glad  you came by for a visit. Today I wanted to share with you a card I made.


 

I am a part of a card crafter's facebook group and most of us send out happy mail. I received this bird stamp recently and wanted to try it out.

She had bought the set from the Dollar Tree. I was actually surprised to here that they were now carrying some stamps. 

The stamp quality isn't the best. You really can't expect great quality from the dollar tree. But I placed it in my Misti and it did seem to help it. The sentiment also came with the set.

Colored it with alcohol markers. Thought this embossing folder was perfect for this card. Also used a stitched round cutting die and some twine.

I am entering this card in the Things with Wings Linky Party over at STAMPlorations. I have already one card entered and I had to make another one. I am hoping to make a few more. Birds are my favorite animal and I love Spring. So this Blog Hop and Linky Party is so fun for me. 

Hope you get a chance to hop along and see the great projects from the design team. They shared several techniques that I am excited to try. Full of Inspiration. 

Hope you get a chance to link up a Things with Wings project. 

Here is a link to the blog hop and also to the linky party.

 

STAMPlorations 

 

 Hop &Linky Party

 

Other challenges entered-

Cute Card Thursday - #681 Wings

Pearly Sparkles Challenge - #61 Animals, Birds and or Insects

 International Art & Soul- #106 Winged Creatures

CardzTV. - #138 Anything Goes

2 Crafty CritterCrazies -April Challenge

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -#155 Always Anything Goes

Crafty Catz - #546 Anything Goes

 

Thanks for stopping by. Happy day to you all.






Saturday, April 10, 2021

Your'e Tweet Thank You Card

 I have been going through some of my older stamps and I have several that I have never used. That's kind of shameful. So I decided it was time to start using these stamps.

So today I am sharing a card with one of those older stamps. 

 


 The bird and cage are from a stamp set called Fresh from American Crafts. The bird paper is from a paper pack from Maggie Holmes.

Polka dot paper is from my stash. Sentiment is from an old set from Studio G. Also used a rounded corner rectangle die, yellow ribbon and a pink sequins. 

It felt good to use a stamp that I had never used. I'm sure there are some of you that have some unloved stamps as well.  

I'm going to continue going through some of my older stamps and making some cards with them. 

Stamplorations is celebrating Spring by having a Things with Wings Blog Hop and Linky party. Great inspiration from the design team. 

I love Spring and my favorite animal is a bird so I had to play along and create a card for the Linky Party. 

 Here is a link if you would like to enter.

 

 

Things-With-Wings Blog Hop and Linky Party


  Other Challenges entered-

Cute Card Thursday - #681 Wings

CardzTV. -#138 Anything Goes

Through the Craft room Door- April Anything Goes

Moving Along with the Times - #129 Animals/ Birds

Simply Create Too= -#169 Stitches real or faux

 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you can make it back. God bless and stay safe!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Three Block Flower Card

  Hello, hope you all had a nice Easter. We did, was upset I couldn't make it to Church but we had a nice Easter dinner here. 

  We have been having some chilly weather. Was feeling more like winter than spring.  But the last few days have been so nice.

Today I am sharing a Thank you card with you. It was so easy to make. 


 

I was trying to think of a quick design for a thank you card and came across one from a crafter that I follow on youtube.

 As soon as I saw it, I knew that it was what I needed.

For the flower I used two flower punches that a friend gave me a few years ago. I forgot I had it and thought it looked pretty good with this card. 

The Thank you stamp used is from Ms.Sparkle and Co. from JoAnn's.

Here is a link on how to make the card if you would like to try it. 

  JessB- Creative "card" iology


I will definitely be making more of these. I love a simple card.

Well that's it for me today. Trying to catch up on laundry and then will be going out to pick up the sticks in the yard. 

I would rather be in my craftroom. Hopefully later tonight I can get a little fun craft time in. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


 Challenges entered-

Crafty Hazelnuts  - April 2021 Patterned Paper

Cardz TV.  #137 Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -#155 Always Anything Goes

 

Monday, March 29, 2021

Happy Spring Card & Hashbrown Cass.

  Hello everyone, Nice sunny morning hear in Indiana today.  The weather has been crazy lately. Going to have some chilly nights this week. Down in the 20s and 30s.

Did you know when the first day of Spring was? Well I sure did. Almost everyday for the past several months my Mom has told me that the first day of Spring is March 20th. 

My sweet Mom is in her 80s and could not wait for Spring. So today I am sharing with you a Spring card that I have made for her.

 

 

 


I always get nervous when I know I'm going to be coloring something. But I'm o.k. with how it turned out. 

I know you can't tell but I added a little green in the centers of the flowers. Thought that might make them look a little more realistic. 

The daffodil image is from SheepSki Designs. I colored it with Master's Touch and Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. 

I recently won that pretty sheer black ribbon. Love how sparkly it is. It's from Stampin Up.  I will definitely be ordering some.

I'm sure that this card will bring a big smile to my sweet Mom. Love her so much. 


I also thought I would share another recipe with you all. My family always loves when I make Hashbrown Casserole. So I thought this would be a good one to share. 


Hashbrown Casserole

Ingredients needed-

One large bag of frozen shredded Hashbrown

1 can of cream of celery soup (can also use chicken, potato, mushroom). I like the celery

3/4 stick melted butter

 1 and a half cup sour cream

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

A little dried onion flakes - (Optional) You can also use diced onion

Pepper and salt to taste 

A few shakes of dried parsley flakes (optional)

Preheat oven to 350

In a extra large bowl combined all ingredients except hashbrowns. After mixing add frozen hashbrown and mix well.

Pour in a sprayed 9 x 13 baking dish. 

Topping

In medium bowl mix together 2 cups cornflakes with 1/4 cup melted butter. Using the mixing spoon I crush them just a little. Sprinkle over top of hashbrown mixture. 

Bake in a 350 oven for around 45 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

This recipe is easy to make. I love to make it in the cold winter months.  This is also known as funeral potatoes. Nice for get togethers like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 


 Thanks so much for visiting. Hope you enjoyed your visit. Happy Spring to you. 


 Challenges entered-

Dis Digi Designs Challenge -Flowers Everywhere

CCC Digi Creations - #123 Use Lace/Ribbon and or Flowers

Jans Digi Stamps - March 2021 Challenge Always Anything Goes

Cardz TV. - #137 Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes

Crafty Catz - #544 Anything Goes with optional twist Dreaming of Summer

Cut it Up Challenges - #222 Spring Flowers and or Butterflies

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter/ Spring

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 12 Anything Goes

 



Monday, March 22, 2021

Love, Coffee & Flowers

  Hey Crafter's, So glad you could stop by. I have been having so much fun on the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. Love seeing all the amazing coffee,Tea and Hot Cocoa cards and other creations. So much Inspiration packed into one hop.

 On my last post I shared a coffee card that I entered into the hop.

Today I wanted to share with you another coffee card. I had so much fun making it.

 



 

I used the But First Coffee Stamp Set on this one. It's from Journal's for Life and they are one of the Super Sponsors. It was my first time using this set and I love it! I colored the image with alcohol markers. 

This was also my first time using the round Spellbinders die set that I stamped the image on. 

 I thought this sentiment was perfect for my card.  It's from Graciellie. By the sentiment I added a little flower that I stamped and fussy cut. It's also from the Journal's for Life set. Used markers from S.U. to color it. Added a little gemstone on the other side.

My two favorite colors are purples and greens. So I loved the bright green sheer ribbon with the shimmery lavender cardstock.


 There is still time to make a project and play along. There is some  AWESOME Super Sponsors that are having giveaways and they are also having some great sales on their products.

Here is a link - Coffee loving cardmakers

 


 

 My card number on the hop is #545

 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Would love for you to leave a comment. Hope you can make it back sometime. 


        Stay Safe & Stay Crafty my Friends!

 

 

 Also entering this card into the following challenges-

Lets Create Challenges -#169 AG- Purple and Green

 Crafty Calendar Challenge - March Challenge- Feminine

The Flower Challenge #54 Colour Shades of Purple

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #154 Always Anything Goes 

Crafty Creations- #419 Anything Goes


 

 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Thanks A Latte Coffee Card

  Hello paper crafter's. So glad you could stop by. Wanted to share a coffee card with you that I made.



I used a stamp set from Stampabilities called Coffee. Super cute little set. This one came together fairly quick. My favorite kind. 

Other supplies used-

Card Stock- Vanilla, Tan, Chocolate Chip

Paper- American Crafts 6x6 paper pack

Twine- Ms Sparkle & Co.

 

As most of you know the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop has started.  

Are you all as excited as I am? Always look forward to it. So fun and love seeing all the wonderful caffeinated inspiration.

Here is a link if you would like to check out all the awesome creations and hopefully link up your own caffeinated creation.


Coffee Loving Card Makers- 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Hop



 My card on the hop is #147

That's all from me today. Hope you can make it back. Blessings to you all.

 Stay Safe and Stay Crafty!!!

Monday, March 15, 2021

(You Are In My Prayers) Sympathy Card

  Today I am sharing with you a Sympathy card. Yes, another sympathy card. Sadly I have made several lately. 


 

I made this card for my best friend. Her Mom passed away and I wanted to make her a card to let her know how sorry I was to hear about her passing.  

First time using this stamp set. Thought the flowers would look pretty in blue.  I love flower stamps. Hoping I won't have a need for anymore Sympathy cards for a long time.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Hope you have a good day and God bless. 

 

 Challenges Entered-

My time to Craft Challenge - #452 Make It Feminine 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #153 Always Anything Goes

Cards Galore Challenges - March 2021 #85 Anything Goes

Cardz TV- Anything Goes

Dare 2 b Artzy- March Challenge- Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenges- #419 Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge- March- Feminine 

A Perfect Time to Craft - Open Challenge #3 2021

We Love Chocolate Baroque- March I Love............ Flowers