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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Retirement Card (Time to Relax)

  Hello, glad you could stop by. Haven't posted in several days. Have been busy with other things. But I finally got to make a card.

My grandchildren's bus driver is retiring so I offered to make them a card to give her. Tomorrow is the last day of school. So I got it done just in time. 

Had decided on making a pretty floral card but then changed my mind and decided on a more fun card.




The stamp set is from Art Impressions called Beach Babe's . This was my first time using this set. It was nice getting a chance to play with it.

Colored the image with alcohol markers. Used S.U. Creamy Carmel Ink with a sponge to create the sand. 

The Time to Relax sentiment was created in Design Space and then printed out.

Added a few rows of Blue and white baker's twine and you can't tell but I added some Wink of Stella to the glass and her ring.

Hoping this card brings a smile to her. She has been their only bus driver. I can still remember the first time that they got on the bus for their firsts days of Kindergarten. I always felt that they were safe and in good care with her. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and don't forget to stop back by. 

 Challenges Entered-

Daring Cardmakers  Rain or Shine

Through the Craft Room Door - May Anything Goes

We Love Stamping May Challenge For a Lady or Girl

Colour Crazy Challenge- Week 19 Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar- May Challenge Anything Goes

Pennys Challenges #521 Anything Goes using paper

Word Art Wednesday #543-544 Anything Goes


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Mother's Day Card & Lemon Meringue Pie

  Hello, So glad you could stop by. Tomorrow is Mother's Day so I wanted to share with you the card that I made for my Mom.




 This card was made using a napkin. I had received it in some happy mail and I thought it would make a nice Mother's Day card.

Cut the Mom out on my Cricut and used the offset feature to add a border behind the sentiment in vellum.  

I know that you can't see it but I  added Wink of Stella to the Mom, parts of the eggs and to the centers of the flowers.

 Cardstock used is from Stampin Up and added a blue sheer ribbon.

Also wanted to share a recipe with you. This one is for Lemon Meringue pie. I hadn't made this for several years and decided to make one for Easter.

It's my Grand daughter's favorite pie. She was so excited to see that I had made one. 

After Easter I decided that I would make another one so that she could help and learn how to make them. We had a good time and the pie turned out delicious. 

Do you have a favorite pie? It's hard for me to choose one, My top favorites are pecan, chocolate chess pie, Lemon and coconut.

So here is the recipe if you would like to try it.


Lemon Meringue Pie

Ingredients needed 

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/3 cup cornstarch

1 1/2 cup water

3 egg yolks- lightly beaten

3 tbs. butter

1/4 cup lemon juice

Prebaked pie shell


Meringue  Topping

3 egg whites

1/4 tsp cream of tarter -can substitute w/ 1 tsp lemon juice

6 tbs sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

Get all ingredients ready, that includes prebaking the pie shell. In bowl mix sugar and cornstarch, pour into medium saucepan. slowly stir in water. Cook on medium heat until mixture thickens and boils. (Stir constantly) and boil for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and slowly add about half the mixture in bowl with egg yolks. Return mixture back into saucepan.

Bring back to boil for 2 minutes stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and butter.Pour into pre 

baked pie shell. Oven should be set on 400 degrees.

For meringue, With mixer,beat egg whites and cream of tarter or lemon juice if you are substituting until white and frothy.

Very slowly add in sugar.beat constantly. (easier with stand up mixer). Continue beating until white and stiff peaks form. When you have stiff peaks add vanilla,beat until mixed in.

Pile meringue onto pie, the meringue needs to go all the way to the crust so the edges are sealed.

Make swirls for decorative top.

Bake pie at 400 degrees for 7-10 minutes. You want meringue to start to brown. Let cool before cutting.

 Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a lovely day and too all you Mom's, Happy Mother's Day.

 Challenges Entered-

Double D Challenge - Birds-Bird Nest-Bird Cages-Bird Houses Challenge - Ended

Crafty Calendar - May Challenge Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #181 Anything Goes - Ended

Word Art Wednesday # Weeks #541-542 Anything Goes - Ended

Dare 2b Artzy- May Challenge- Flowers

Pennys Challenges #520 Anything Goes with Paper - Ended

A PerfectTime to Craft #5 Anything Goes


Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Easel Calender Card

  Hello and welcome, Hope your enjoying this beautiful day. For today I have an Easel Calendar Card to share with you. 

Since I had a few sets of little calender's I decided that I would use one and make a calendar/ card for my sister's birthday. 



Started the calendar with May, her birthday month and stamped a little heart on her special day.

I used the bird from the Friendly Hello stamp set and also use the Friendly Hello Designer Series paper. (Love It so much)

I colored the bird in two shades of yellow alcohol markers. Colored the flowers in two shades of lavender markers and the branch and leaves in two shades of green. Added Wink of Stella to the center of the flowers.

Used Old Olive cardstock for the Easel and stamped the Birch Background stamp from Stampin Up on the front and the back.

I didn't like the silver colored staples so I opened up the stapler and colored a few of them with a lavender alcohol marker. Since the lavender was so light you can barely tell but I was happy that it worked. 

I picked up the calendar at the Dollar Tree. Thought it needed a little something else so I added a yellow ribbon.

Now if I can just keep my sister from visiting my blog until after her birthday. Going to have to tell her no peeking. 

Hope you have a great day and thank you for taking the time to visit. 

Stay Safe & Stay Crafty my Friends!

  Challenges entered-

Cut It Up  #250 April Showers bring May Flowers - Ended

Creative Knockouts -#450 Flower Power - Ended

Stamping Sensations - May Challenge- Anything Stamped w/option of Floral and Fauna

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #181 Anything Goes

Dare 2b Artzy- My Challenge- Flowers

Die-Cut-Divas - Anything Goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies- #62 Use a Critter

Pennys Challenges -#520 Anything Goes using Paper

A Perfect Time to Craft #5 Open Challenge Anything Goes



Saturday, April 23, 2022

Painted Posies Card

  Hello and welcome, The weather is really warming up.79 degrees right now. Suppose to get in the 80s tomorrow. 

So awhile back I was house sitting for my sister and her husband while they went on a road trip. 

So while I was there I hung out in her craftroom. I came across an older Stampin Up set that had never been used called Painted Posies from Stampin Up. It's a wooden block set that the rubber had never been mounted on to the block. 

Well I brought it home and cut the rubber and got it mounted. Do any of you remember when you had to cut the rubber stamp and then mount it on the wooden block? I don't miss that at all. 

So here is my card that I made.

After I stamped the two step flowers and leaves, I used a set called Itty Bitty Backgrounds around the flowers. I really didn't know what I wanted to do after that. So I stamped a script stamp in grey. It's a stamp from the U.K. The company is called Crafty Individuals.

I then stamped a Beautiful You Image on a scalloped oval that I found in my stash. I stamped thank you over the image. That is from a set called What I Love. 

I knew that it needed something else so I added some lavender ribbon. I think that helped a lot. Ribbon always makes things better. 

So that's my card for today. Glad I brought the stamp with me and made something with it. I may try to make another card with it before I give it back to my sister. 

 Also wanted to share with you that I was one of three winners from a giveaway from Arrtx. The giveaway was for their new set of 72 colored pencils. I am sooo excited. I have been wanting to get some. I have never tried colored pencils before. I have a lot to learn. 



 Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day and stay safe!

 Challenges entered-

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #180 All Dressed Up Anything Goes - Ended

Crafty Catz - #592 Anything Goes/ optional ribbon or twine - Ended

Word Art Wednesday- #539-#540 Anything Goes - Ended

The Four Seasons- April- Spring - Ended


Thursday, April 14, 2022

Mini Slimline Thanks Card

  Hello to all you awesome paper crafter's. So happy to see that you stopped by.

For today's card I decided to try the Spotlight technique. I had never tried it. So here is my try at it.

I love that this technique is so easy. I should have tried this way before now.

The flower image is from a set by Stampin Unicorn called Small Beginnings. They are located in the U.K.

This is my first time using this stamp. I love flowers and I thought it would be a good one to try this technique.

Stamped the image again on another piece of cardstock and colored only the one flower with alcohol markers. Punched it out using a few circle punches from Stampin Up.

The Thanks is an older stamp from S.U. and was given to me with a bunch of other loose stamps in a plastic container. So not sure what set it comes from.

You can't tell but I added some Wink of Stella to the center of the flower. To finish the card off I added some yellow satin ribbon. 

Have you ever made a card using the spotlight technique? If not you should. Great for when you need a quick card. 

So that's it for me today. Would love for you to leave me a comment. 

Blessings to you all. Have a great day!


 Challenges Entered-

Mod Squad Challenge - Anything Goes-2 Ended- Last Challenge

Paper Funday - April- Anything Goes - Ended

As You Like It Challenge - Favourite- Floral or Cute and why- Love flowers - Ended

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes Weeks #539-#540 - Ended

Creative Knockouts -Anything Goes #448- Ended

Stamping Sensations  - April- I Love..... ( I love flowers and coloring with alcohol markers) - Ended


Monday, April 4, 2022

Springtime Birdhouse

  Happy Monday, Hope your having a good day.  Today I want to share a birthday card that I made for one of my sister's.

I had a fun time putting this one together.  

This was my first time using it and I think it turned out so cute. Birds are my favorite animal so I am loving this die set from Wplus9. 

My sister had told me that she loves American gold finch birds, so I made the little bird yellow and black. 

I embossed the birdhouse with a woodgrain embossing folder. The blue and white paper is from my stash. All of the cardstock used for the bird and flowers are from my big container of scraps. The sentiment is from Stampendous.

I cut the black scalloped cardstock from my Cricut. Also added some lavender ribbon. 

Hope you have a good week. I will be leaving later today to visit my Mom for a few days and then I have an appointment on Thursday with one of my Doctor's. I am dreading that appointment. I could use some prayers on that.

Thanks for visiting and hope you can make it back. 

Stay Safe & Stay Crafty!

 Challenges entered-

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #589 ATG or Lot's of Layers- Ended

Crafty Hazelnuts April Patterned Paper

2 Crafty Critter Crazies -#61 Anything Goes with a Critter

Crafters Cafe- #283 Use some Flowers- Ended

Country View Challenges- April Spring is Coming

Pennys Challenges- #518 Anything Goes using Paper -Ended


Sunday, March 27, 2022

Enjoy the little things

  Hello, Happy that you stopped by. Happy Spring to you all. As some of you know I am in a facebook craft group and most of us sends out happy mail to one another. 

A member named Kim sent me some dies and she also sent me a stamp set. She got them from the Dollar Tree. Who ever thought the Dollar Tree would sale stamps and dies? Not me, anyway wanted to share with you the card that I made using them.


The flowers, bumblebee and the sentiment is all from the stamp set and the clouds and black border are from the die set. 

I didn't think it turned out to bad for the dollar tree. I cut out the flowers and bee. Colored them with alcohol markers. 

I will be sending this card to Kim along with some crafty goodies. I'm sure she will like seeing what I made with the goodies she sent me. 

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


 Challenges entered-

 Cut It Up Challenges - #248 Spring Project- Ended

Stamping Sensations challenge - March- Stamp something for Spring- Ended

Word Art Wednesday - #535-#536 Anything Goes- Ended

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -#178 Anything Goes- Ended

Crafters Cafe - #283 Use some Flowers - Ended

Dream Valley Challenges - #266 Springtime- Ended

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes- Ended