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Monday, August 2, 2021

When Life Gives You Lemons!

  Hello Crafter's, Hope you all had a nice weekend. School starts back day after tomorrow. Summer break went by so fast.

 My grandson Walker loves to visit with me late at night. He will message me a lot of times after midnight and ask if I'm still up. Love that they now live next door. Going to miss those late night talks. But we will still have the weekends.

Before I get to busy with the things I need to do today, I wanted to share my latest card that I made.

This card was super easy to make and perfect for a summer card. I have had that little lemon stamp set for several years and had never used it. My goal is use every stamp set that I have. 

I don't think the stamp has a name but was made by Studio G. I have several of those little stamp sets that I haven't used yet. Do any of you have stamps that you haven't used? 

I used Olive Old card stock for the strips. The Inks I used are Summer Sun and Memento Black.

Ran the the strips through the cuttlebug with a dots embossing folder.

Love how fast this card came together. I'm planning on making another one. But instead of lemons, I'm going to make it limes.  

Well I have a lot to do today, You all have a great week and hope you can make it back again. 


Challenges entered-

Cardz TV. - #146

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #163 Always Anything Goes

D.L.ART - August Linky Challenge Anything Goes

Crafters Cafe - #271 August- Anything Goes

 Pennys Challenges - #501 Anything Goes 

 Cute Card Thursday #690 Anything Goes- optional Summer

Crafters Castle #44 Summer or Back to School

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Pocket Silhouette Card

 Hello, Happy day to you all, Thanks for stopping by. I needed a thank you card so decided that I wanted to use an older stamp, so finally decided on a set called Pocket Silhouettes from Stampin Up.

  Wanted to keep this card simple so I just stamped the image in three different colors. Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Concord Crush. 

The colored carsdstock is Pumpkin Pie and used a scalloped border from Pretty Pink Posh on the bottom.

The thank you sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up set called  Short and Sweet. To finish the card I added some jute twine. 


Also thought I would share a recipe with you. This one is for Oatmeal Raisin Drop Cookies. 

Oatmeal Raisin Drop Cookies

Ingredients needed

2 1/2 c. quick oats

1 cup (2 sticks) butter -room temperature 

1 1/2 c. flour

1 c. brown sugar - packed

1/2 c. sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1-1/2 c. raisins- Add another half cup if you like more

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside

In large bowl combine softened butter, vanilla, eggs and mix then add brown sugar, white sugar. Mix well, then slowly add dry ingredients. Lastly add raisins and mix.

Drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, about an inch and a half apart and bake in a preheat oven for 10 minutes. 

Let them cool for a few minutes 

Now it's time to grab one and enjoy it with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. 


That's going to be all from me today. Hope you enjoyed your visit. Let me know if you try the cookies.

Stay safe and God bless!


Challenges entered-

CardzTV. - #145 Anything Goes

Creative Knockouts  -#411 Die Cuts or Punches

Through the Craftroom Door-  Anything Goes July 2021

Daisy Chain Challenge #54 Use dies and or stencils

Crafty Creations Challenges -#423 Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge - July Challenge Anything Goes

Pennys Challenges - #501 Anything Goes

A Perfect Time to Craft  #7 Open Challenge







Friday, July 16, 2021

Tone on Tone Butterfly Card

 Good morning, Glad you could stop by. I was looking at challenges to play along with and found a few. One challenge that I spotted was to create a tone on tone card. Besides a white on white card, I'm not sure if I had ever created one, So I thought I would take on the challenge. 




Thought I would make this one a sympathy card. It's always good to have a few made up before you need them. 

 Not sure why I chose greens but that's the papers I grabbed. The butterfly was given to me by a friend several years ago. It doesn't have a name on the case. I think it's Stampin Up since she was a demonstrator and the sentiment is from an altenew set.

The background die is from Taylored Expressions called Kaleidoscope.This is my first time using it. I like the die but not sure if it was the right choice for this card.

I used a flower that I have had for a long time. Made by Petaloo. I do love using things that I have had for awhile.

Used Old Olive Ink on the butterfly and for the sentiment. 

Green card stock is Old Olive and the yellow/green card stock is from Michaels. The green paper is from my stash. I colored a clear gem with a green alcohol marker. Also used a stitched oval.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great weekend. I'm going to be spending a few days with my Mom.




 Challenges entered-

Die-Cut-Divas Tone on Tone 

Make My Monday #152 Airborne

2 Crafty Critter Crazies -Anything Goes

A Perfect Time to Craft - Open Challenge- Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday - #690 Anything Goes- optional summer theme

Cardz TV -Anything Goes

Daisy Chain Challenge -#54 Dies and /or Stencils

Lets Create Challenges - AG + Punch It hand punch or die

MBUS -#28



Monday, July 12, 2021

Happy Hex Card

 Hello Crafter's, Glad you could stop by. We are having a lot of rain here in Indiana. Probably from hurricane Elsa. Hope you all had a nice 4th of July. I have been cleaning and organizing my craftroom. Starting to look better. 

Thought I would share a card with you that I made.



 For this card I used Stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions. First time using these products. For the black background I used the Mini Slim Background called Happy Hex. I used the coordinating die set to make small hexagons in multiple colors. For the center I stamped a hexagon and stamped Thank You with another set from Taylored Expressions called Hex Add-Ons. 

Really like how this turned out and it was a fun one to put together. Already have some more idea's of some other ways that I can use these stamps and dies.    

Here is a link if you would like to

check out their products.

Taylored Expressions 

That's all from me today. Hope you enjoyed seeing my card. Have a wonderful week. 



 Challenges entered-

Lets Create #173 A.G. + Punch It

CardzTV.  #144 Anything Goes

Daisy Chain Challenge #54 Use dies and/ or stencils

Crafty Creations #423 Anything Goes

A Perfect Time to Craft - Open ch and always A.G. #7

Sunday, July 4, 2021

July Birthday card

  Hello, It's the 4th of July. Do any of you have plans for today? We will be staying home this year. Hoping the neighbors have some fireworks to let off. They have let some off for the past few nights, so they will probably be doing more.

I have two nieces that were born on July 4th. I usually make their birthday cards with the colors red,white and blue. So this year is no different. Sharing a picture of one of the cards. They are both alike. 

This card was made using a napkin and I love the pretty image. I love how easy napkin cards are to make.  I'm sure they will love them.


Hope you all have a safe and happy 4th and hope you can make it back. 



 Challenges entered-

CardzTV #144 Anything Goes

Love to Scrap #147 Anything Goes

Love to Craft #60 July Anything Goes

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

TheSisterhood of Crafters Anything Goes

Crafters Cafe #269 Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

STAMPlorations 8th Birthday Celebration

  Hey all you paper crafter's wanted to let you know that STAMPlorations is having their 8th birthday celebration.

They are having a sale on three birthday bundles with free shipping. I love all the bundles. Hard to pick a favorite. I think my favorite is bundle #1.

There is still time for you to go over and help them celebrate. Hope you find the time. 

I will be sharing some cards with you in a few days, hope you can make it back. Happy day to you all. 


Friday, June 25, 2021

Wedding Card

  Happy Friday, Glad you could stop by. I've been busy having a yard sale. Had it yesterday, today and also tomorrow. It's a 10 family yard sale. We are having it at the 4-H building here in my home town. It's so big we had to have a big building. 

Since I am home right now and my husband is looking over our stuff, I thought I would get this post in.

My card for today is a wedding card. This wedding was last minute so I had to come up with a quick card. 


I used a little stamp that I have had for several years and had never used. Stamped it on a stitched tag. Someone had sent me that little heart die and I thought it was perfect for this card. 

Well I am super busy today so I have got to go. Thanks so much for stopping by. Would love for you to leave me a comment. 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'm hoping I get rid of a lot of stuff at the yard sale. 



 Challenges entered-

CardzTV. -#143 Anything Goes

Crafty Catz -#557 Anything Goes- optional summer

Through the Craft Room Door -Anything Goes- June

Pennys Challenges - #499 Anything Goes using paper

Cute Card Thursday - #689 Anything Goes

 Krafty Chicks #565 All Occasions