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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Fall Flowers & Mason Jar Card

  Happy Wednesday Crafter's,Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are doing well and finding some time to craft.  I have been trying to catch up on some cards that I need.

 I feel so behind on things since I had Covid. A few cards that I needed just didn't get made. 

Later after supper I will be grabbing me a cup of coffee and my phone and sneak off to my favorite place (my craftroom).

While crafting I love to catch up on crafty youtube video's. Do any of you do that? 

I used to always listen to music. Now I go straight to youtube. I'm subscribed to a lot of awesome crafter's and sometimes it's hard to find the time to watch them all. So that's the perfect time for me. 

So for today's share, I made a card for my niece Tiffany. 

Last month when I was sick with Covid my niece Tiffany brought me some beautiful fall flowers in a mason jar and sat them on my front porch. 

They were so pretty and made my day. I kept them on the porch and loved sitting out there with my coffee and watch the birds. 

That was so sweet of her and she has brought me flowers several times. Most times they are a wildflowers that she has found. They are always beautiful. So sweet and thoughtful of her. 

So when it was time to make her birthday card, I knew it had to have flowers in a mason jar. I have had that pretty stamp for awhile and can't remember who sent me it to me.  but it was just perfect for her card. 

I decided on not putting a sentiment on the front. So that she could used it with her fall decorations.

For the red cardstock, I either used Cherry Cobbler or Riding Hood Red. I had both out so now I can't remember. Both are from Stampin Up and I used the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder also from S.U. Love the texture that it gives. 

On the parts of the red cardstock  that is behind the image, I cut square's out so that I could use them on another card. 

I hate wasting cardstock and pretty patterned paper where you can't see it on the card. So I usually cut out the centers. Not sure if you call that being thrifty or being a paper hoarder. Ha!

Also used alcohol markers to color the flowers, Rectangle stitched die and added a little jute twine to one of the corner's.  

 So that is my card share. Hope you all have a great weekend and please stop by again. 




 Challenges Entered-

We Love Chocolate Baroque - October Anything Autumn

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #167 Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door - ATG October 2021

Colour Crazy Challenge- Week 40 Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenges- #426 Anything Goes

A Perfect Time to Craft - #10 Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday #693 Anything Goes (Last Challenge)

Cards Galore Challenges - #92 AG



Sunday, October 3, 2021

Walker turns 16

 Happy Sunday, Glad you could stop by. Hard to believe that we are already in October. 

Today we are celebrating my grandson's 16th birthday. Oh my It doesn't seem possible. Were has the time gone. 

I have to say that I really do have a wonderful grandson. We have a lot of fun together. Although he does like to pick at me sometimes and likes to jump out from the dark and scare me. But I wouldn't have it any other way. 

So today I am sharing the birthday card that I made for him. Hope he likes it.


Do any of you think making a card for a teenager is a bit more challenging? Well I sure do, especially for a boy.

Awhile back I got something shipped to me and the paper that it was wrapped in was kind of different and thought I would save it and maybe recycle it on a card sometime.  

So when it came time to make his card I thought it might work. So that's what I used. I think it works for a teenagers card.

I cut the letters on my Cricut. I have a heart stamp that has some lines on it so I stamped it on the letters so that they wouldn't be so plain. 

I made this a slimline card so that all the letters would fit. I think this is only my third time making a slimline. I like how much space it gives you.

Cardstock Used - Stampin Up Ruby Red and Crumb Cake

Ink- Ruby Red

Well I need to get off of here. Have lots to do today. Getting ready to make my Apple Double Crumble. That's what Walker ask for this year. He usually wants peanut butter pie. Will also be making him a big supper tonight. He got to pick what he wanted.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a great day.


 Challenges Entered-

Seize the Birthday - #224 Anything Goes- optional topping- Cake

Krafty Chicks -#579  Week 5 (ATG)

Pennys Challenges -#506 Anything Goes with paper

 Creatalicious Challenges - #220 Anything Goes 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #167 Always Anything Goes

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Picked Posies Just for You!

  Hello, So glad you stopped by.We are now into fall and it's already getting cold. I'm trying to hold off on turning the heat on. 

We are suppose to warm up this week though. Today is beautiful. Some of the leaves are already starting to fall.

 Looking forward to chilly nights sitting around the fire pit drinking hot chocolate and making smore's with the grandkids.

Still have some symptoms of Covid but I am doing better. It's just a slow process.

Wanted to share a birthday card that I made for my niece Shawna. 

Her birthday is not for a few days and I think she will love this one. I really like the colors of the flowers with the Kraft cardstock. I have had that dot embossing folder for years and hadn't used it for a good while. The stamps used are from Taylored Expressions and Stampin Up. The white die cut is also from Stampin Up. Colored the flowers with alcohol markers. The centers of the flowers are light blue. 

Hope you enjoyed seeing my card. My next blog post will probably be on the third of October. Hope you can make it back.  



  Challenges entered-

A Perfect Time to Craft - #9 Anything Goes

Crafters Cafe - #274 Favorite Color Combo

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #166 Always Anything Goes

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge -#565 Anything Goes-Twist Anything but square

Double D Challenges - Leaves

Crafty Calendar - September Anything Goes

Pennys Challenges - #505 Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday - #509-#510 Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday - #692 Anything Goes

We Love Chocolate Baroque - Anything Goes with Celebration option


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Make A Wish Card

  Hello,glad you had a minute to stop by. We are now half way through September. Summer will be coming to an end soon. Then my favorite time of year, Fall.

As some of you know I have been dealing with Covid. I have had it for so long. I had to go to the emergency room twice. 

My daughter and Grandson are finally over it. My grand daughter and me are finally starting to feel better. We are starting to get our taste and smell back. So hopefully my next post I will be completely over it. 

So a few months back my sister said that she would love a birthday card with a dandelion on it. So that's exactly what she will be getting. Here is the card that I made for her.



I wanted to make something a little different shaped. So I decided on a circle card. I thought this stamp from Inkylicious was the perfect dandelion. 

After stamping the image with Memento Black Ink, I embossed it with clear embossing powder so that it would have a shine to it. 

Since you can't see it in the first picture, here is one showing some of the shine.



I had received the pretty die in some happy mail and thought it would work well for the card base. 

I think my sister will like this one. It really does feel good to finally feel like crafting again. 


While having Covid I really didn't eat a whole lot. But for the past few days I have been so hungry. 

My grand daughter said that she has been extra hungry too. We were talking the other night about wanting something sweet.

So I decided to surprise her with a Lemon Icebox Pie.

She was so surprised when she opened the refrigerator. So I wanted to share the recipe with you. 

Lemon Icebox Pie

Ingredients needed

2 cans of Eagle Brand Sweet Condensed Milk

1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon 

(about 3 lemons)

3 egg yolks

Graham Cracker Pie Shell 

In bowl add lemon juice, both cans of sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks. Mix with mixer and pour into pie shell. Refrigerate at least 6-8 hours. Over night is best. 

I think this may be the easiest pie that I have ever made. Cool whip is perfect for this pie and after I took the picture my grand daughter added some to the top. 




Let me know if you try it.


Well that's going to be it for me today. Hope you have a wonderful day. 


 Challenges entered -

Cardz TV #149 Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday #692 Anything Goes

We Love Chocolate Baroque September- Anything Goes Optional- Celebrations

  Pink Gem Challenge Blog#19 Anything Goes Card Making

 Creative Knockouts #418 Anything Goes 

Crafty Creations Challenges #425 Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar September Challenge- Anything Goes

A Perfect Time to Craft Anything Goes


Friday, August 20, 2021

Peony Card

  Hello glad you could stop by my blog. I have a card share for you today but before I show my card, I wanted to tell you that for the past few days I haven't been feeling well. I went today to the clinic and got a Covid test. 

My grandson was exposed to some people from school that have tested positive,so he is now in quarantine. He is now showing some symptoms and so am I. This post won't be to long. Just trying to get it posted in case I start feeling worse.

So now too share my card

The flower image that I used is from Beccy's Place and it's a free image. Peonies are my favorite flowers so I wanted to play along with the challenge. The flower was colored with ARRTX and Master's Touch alcohol markers.

Sorry this is a short post, but just don't feel well. 

Here is a list of challenges that I am entering.

Beccys Place- August Challenge

Cardz TV.- #147 Anything Goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters - LEAF It to Chance

CardsGalore Challenges August #90 Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #164 Always Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes -Coloring

Word Art Wednesday #505-#506 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, Would appreciate any prayers for my family and myself.

Blessings too you all!

Friday, August 13, 2021

Kind Heart Card

  Hello,  Glad you could stop by. Was hoping to get this posted earlier but I have been busy today. I'm still busy but taking a few minutes too get this post done.

If you have seen my last two card shares, then you seen that they were mason jar cards using the Jars of Love stamp set & the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, both from Stampin Up.

 Since I have had so much fun playing with this set, I had too make one more card before I put it away. So here is my card share for today.



All three cards that I have made with this set is so totally different from one another. That's what I love about this set.

This is a very simple card and is in neutral tones. Used Ivory and kraft cardstocks.  Thought that the gingham paper looked good with the Kraft cardstock.

Used the smallest mason jar of the framelits dies and punched out the heart image from a paper made from American Crafts called The Color of Memories. That image is what I started out with first. So everything else had to work with it. 

The sentiment is from Trinity Stamps called Hello Sweet Friend and stamped it on a decorative die from one of my S.U. sets.

I used the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder again. Love the texture that it gives. 

The inks that I used are Mellow Moss and River Rock. They are both nice lighter green colors. I also added a thin twine to go around the jar. The Inks and twine are from Stampin Up. 

I'm not sure if I like the tag and sentiment, so I may add a gemstone or something before I send it in the mail.  

Not sure which of the three mason jar cards is my favorite. I think maybe the lightning bug card. It bring back fun childhood memories and I also love the bible verse.  Would love to know which one you like the best.  

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog and would love for you to leave me a comment. 




Challenges entered-

Double D Challenge - Mason Jar

Cardz TV. #147 Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts- Patternered Paper August 

The Sisterhood of Crafters- LEAF It to Chance

LiL Patch of Crafty Friends #163 Anything Goes

Cards Galore Challenges #90 Anything Goes



Monday, August 9, 2021

"Be a Light" Card

  Hello Crafter's, hope you all are doing well. On my last post I created a card using the Jars of Love stamp set. Thought since I already had it out I would go ahead and have a little more fun with it. So here is my card I made.

I really do love this stamp set. There is so many things that you can create with it. I wanted to keep this one a little more simple. For the sentiment I downloaded a font from Dafont .com called Silly Sandwich. Definitely a silly name but I like the font. 

I thought this bible verse would work well with this card. Used Memento Black and Yo Yo Yellow Ink.  I thought the jar needed something to ground it, so I masked off the bottom of the jar and used the flower stem from the set. Worked great!

I have a paper cutter that has different cuts on it. That's how I got the wavy cut on the black cardstock. Once I got the bible verse printed, this card came together fast. 

I will be sending this card out as a traveling card to one of the members of a craft group that I am in on facebook. They will be signing there name and where they live. Add a few crafty goodies in it and send it on to someone else. Will be fun to see where it travels to.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my card and if you have this set, you need to get it out and play with it. I just might make another card with it before I put it up.  

Have a great day my crafty friends, Stay Safe!

 Challenges entered-

Double D Challenge - Mason Jars

Cardz TV. - #146 Anything Goes

We Love Chocolate Baroque -August Favorite Stamp

Word Art Wednesday #503-504 Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #163 Anything Goes

Pink Gem Challenge -#16 Anything Goes Card & Craft

 Cards Galore- # Anything Goes 

Crafters Castle #44 Anything Goes