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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Thoughts and Prayers Sympathy Card

 I think as a card maker,one of the hardest cards to make is a sympathy card. Especially when you need it. 

I love making cards for other's, to bring them joy and a smile. But with a sympathy card it's different. You just pray that somehow your card will bring them a little comfort in knowing you are thinking of them. 

So today I am sharing with you a sympathy card that I made for a friend that lost her sister to Cancer.  

 I created this card using a digital image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps. I love that it already has the sentiment with it. The embossing folder I used is called Victoria.

 Colored the flowers with alcohol markers and added a green sheer ribbon with a gold sparkle trim. Also added one diamond gem. 

Here is a link to Bugaboo Stamps If you would like to check them out. They are having a Christmas in July sale going on. All images are 50% off. There is a code on their site you have to enter at checkout.
Bugaboo Stamps 

Hope you enjoyed seeing my card I created and hope you can make it back. Blessings to you all. 

 Challenges entered-

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #513 AG with optional twist- Time to Relax

Jans Digi Stamps Challenges - July 2020 Challenge- Always Anything Goes

Colour CrazyChallenge - #26 Anything Goes Colouring Challenge (Sponsored by Polkadoodles)

Cardz TV. #118 Anything Goes

The Flower Challenge #46 Summer/Winter 

Crafty Creations - #411 Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar - July Challenge- Add a Ribbon

A Perfect Time to Craft - July Challenge #7

CCC Digi Creations - #116 No Patterned Paper

Love to Craft - #48 July- Anything Goes

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Celebrate Birthday Card

 Happy 4th of July, Glad you stopped by. On my last post I shared with you a birthday card that I made for my niece. Her birthday is today July 4th. 

Today I want to share another birthday card for another niece that is also having a birthday today.  Yes, two birthday's on the 4th. I think that's pretty neat.

This card is similar to the last one I made. Used the same firework stamps from Whimsy Stamps. 

The stamp set is called Christmas Scene builder. It's a great set with some Christmas images and other images. The fireworks are perfect for a card for the 4th. 

I have had the set for awhile, so not sure if they still carry it or not. 

Well that's my post for today. I have lots to do today. 

Hope you all have a great Independence day and God bless!  


Challenges entered-

Seize the Birthday #194 Red, White and Blue 2

Cardz TV #118 - Anything Goes

Always Fun Challenges #169 - Patriotic

Love to Craft #48 - July Anything Goes

DL. ART #262 Red,White and Blue

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Butterfly Birthday Card

  Hello and Happy July. I have a niece having a birthday on the 4th of July and wanted to share with you the card that I made for her.

I knew that I wanted to make a card using red white and blue and also knew that I didn't want to spend a lot of time on it. 

I feel like I'm kind of running behind on everything because I spent several nights with my Mom.  It was great getting to spend some time with her. 
It had been months since I had stayed because of the virus.

But now I feel like I'm trying to catch up on the cards that I needed to make, plus housework, yard work and other things. 

We are also removing an older trailer of the property so that our daughter can move her new one in. 

Can't wait until they are all moved and settled. The grandkids will be able to just walk over. I will love having them so close.

 I also have another niece having a birthday on the 4th. I will be sharing the card for her on the 4th. So hope you can make it back. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you enjoy this beautiful day that our Lord has made. God bless!

 Challenges entered-

Always Fun Challenges #169 Patriotic 

Cute Card Thursday #641 Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown  - #460 Sunny Studio Stamps- Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday  #446 AND #447 Anything Goes

Lil Red Wagon #556 Summertime Fun

Crafty Card Makers   #260 Create your own Background

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Flower Birthday Card & Cinnamon Zucchini Bread Recipe

 Hello,  Happy Thursday to you all. So happy you made it here. I have a Birthday card to share with you today. 

I needed to make a birthday card for one of my sister's and I was really wanting to make something with my Cricut. 

Awhile back I had gotten an SVG file from Simply Crafty SVGs of a flower so I thought I would start up my Cricut and give it try.

Now I have to say I was a little frustrated making this card because the blade on the Cricut is getting dull and was snagging on the cardstock. I finally changed the settings and it did help.

(Note to self)- Change blade before using Cricut again.

I think the card turned out o.k but one problem I found after it was finished is it won't sit up.

 I tried coming up with something that I could add to help it but couldn't come up with anything. 

I'm sure she will still like it and it is a cute design. Simply Crafty SVGs has so many great SVGs and they have several free one. This Flower card was also free and it also came with a envelope. 

I embossed the blue card stock with a Big Shot Texture plate from Stampin Up called Perfect Details.

Here is a link if you would like to check them out.
Simply Crafty SVGs 

I also have another recipe to share with you all today. I have several Zucchini and decided I would make some Cinnamon Zucchini bread and wanted to share it with you all. 

Cinnamon Zucchini Bread

Ingredients you will need-

1 c. shredded Zucchini
2 eggs
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. plain greek yogurt
1tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350. Spray and line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper.

 In a small bowl add 1/2 c. white sugar and 1 Tbsp cinnamon. Mix and set aside.

In a large bowl add dry ingredients. flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix and set aside

In another large bowl add shredded Zucchini,eggs,oil, yogurt and vanilla, Mix

Sift dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir just until fully mixed. Don't over mix. Over mixing causes large bubbles in bread.

Pour half the batter in loaf pan. Add half of the cinnamon/sugar mixture over the batter. 

Add remaining batter and then add the rest of the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Take a knife and run in through the batter to make swirls.

Bake at 350 for around 60 minutes. Ovens due vary in temperature.

To prevent burning, I cover mind with aluminum foil for the last 15-20 minutes. You may not have to do that. My oven tends to burn things if I'm not careful.

Let bread cool some before taking out of pan. This bread is also good with pecans or walnuts. 

I think that's it for this post. If you make this recipe, let me know how it turns out. 

Happy Day to you and remember to always spread kindness where ever you go. God Bless! 

 Challenges entered-

Cardz TV. - #117 Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -#134 Always Anything Goes

Pennys Challenges - #474 Anything Goes with paper

Lets Create Challenges - #160 AG + option PUNCH IT!


Saturday, June 20, 2020

Fishing Nut

 Hello, Hope you all are doing well, So glad that you made it to my blog. 
Tomorrow is Father's Day, So I thought I would share the card I made my hubby. 

 My husband is truly a nut about fishing and has done fishing tournaments since he was a teenager.  

So when I seen this cute Image from Bugaboo, I just had to make a card. 

My husband only uses carrot stick rods and he has a orange carrot stick hat. So I  colored the rod and hat orange. 

Thought it would be cute to add Papaw to the hat. It makes the card more personnel because that's what our grandkids call him. I just hand wrote it with  a permanent marker.

For the dirt and grass I used a stamp set called Sheltering Tree in colors Old Olive and Creamy Carmel. Sponged Bashful Ink for the sky and used Master's Touch,Spectrum Noir and Blendabilities Alcohol Markers. The card shape was made on my Cricut.

The sentiment to go along with the card was generously given for free from Hetty at Craft Chaos . She also offered another sentiment "Fishing you a happy Father's Day" I put in the inside of the card.

That's all for me today. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all have a super crafty day and stay safe.

  Challenges entered-

Crafty Gals Corner - #208 You're the Man
Southern Girls Challenge -June Anything Goes
Simply Create Too
 #161 All Summer Long

Crafty Card Makers - #259 Masculine 
Colour Crazy Challenge - #23 Anything Goes Coloring Challenge
Pearly Sparkles
#52 For the boys/Men 
Tuesday Throwdown - #459 Special Guy
Dis Digi Designs - Summer Fun
Cardz TV. - #117 Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness - #53 Anything Goes (0ptional Dads)


Friday, June 12, 2020

Bumble Bee and Flowers Card

 Hello crafter's, Glad you stopped by. Hope you all are doing well. 

As some of you may have heard, Paper Smooches is closing. Hated to hear that.
 I am glad that the challenges will continue though. So I thought it was high time I made a card for the challenge.

 So I created my card with a few of their freebies that they offer. They have several that they offer for free and the are so cute.

They are also having a big Retirement  sale. The month of June everything will be 25% off. July, 50% and August 75% off. 

So you need to hop on over there and check it out. 

For the base of my card I used a Spellbinders die. I cut down a little honeycomb die and thought it looked cute up by that adorable little bee. Don't you wish bees really looked like that? I do, So cute!

Made the leaves with a little die from Stampin Up that I have had for several years. Used Spectrum Noir and Master's Touch Marker's.

Well that's it for me. We are getting ready to leave and spend some time with our daughter and grandchildren at a cabin. 

She rented a pontoon boat with a slide on it. So hoping for a great time this weekend. It will be nice to get out and spend some time with my daughter and grandkids.

Hope you all have a great weekend to. Stay safe and God bless!

Here is a link to Paper Smooches if you would like to check out their challenge and their sale


Also entering these challenges-

#116 Anything Goes

Simply Create Too 
#161 All Summer Long

#119 Things with Wings

#42- Flowers

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Avant Garden Card and Blueberry Crumble Recipe

 Hello, Hope you all are well, so glad that you took the time to stop by my blog. 

Awhile back I was on one of the craft pages on facebook and had told someone that I loved the butterflies that she had used on her card. She was so sweet that she offered to send me some. It was so sweet of her. 

I received them and she sent several. So of course I had to make her a Thank you card and also cut out some dies to send her. So wanted to share the card that I made for Louanne from Canada.

 Products used-

Stamp Sets- S.U. Avant Garden
Sentiment- S.U. Sincere Salutations
Card stock- Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, White
Designer Paper from Stampin Up
Ink- Purely Pomegranate,Pretty in Pink,Old Olive
White Satin Ribbon

I also wanted to share a recipe with you. My niece Audrie messaged me and told me she had left us a few things on the front porch. So sweet of them to think of us. One of the things was a big bag of frozen blueberries. So I decided to make a Blueberry Crumble. So thought I might share it with you all.

Blueberry Crumble

 You will need

6 cups of blueberries 
1/2 cup sugar (I added a little more than that.) 
3 Tbs. flour


1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4th cup flour
1 cup oatmeal  (old fashioned or quick oats) I used quick
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4th tsp cornstarch 
1 stick softened butter

For the bottom- make just like for topping

Butter bottom and sides of 9x13 pan. Mix ingredients together for bottom layer and add to pan, pressing down. Make topping and set aside.

In large bowl add blueberries.In another bowl combine sugar & 3 Tbs of flour, mix and pour over blueberries and mix.

Pour blueberries in pan and add top layer of oat mixture.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 45 minutes. Let cool for at least 30 minutes. 

I served it with vanilla ice cream  and it was delicious. We dropped off some to my daughter and grandkids and also took some to my sister. They all said it was really good. My brother in law is wanting the recipe.

So happy that you decided to stop by. Hope you enjoyed seeing my card and hope you give this recipe a try. If you do please let me know how it turned out.

 Hope you can make it back for another visit.  Would love for you to leave a comment. If you do I will come visit you.  May God bless you and keep you safe. 

 Challenges entered-

Stampin UP only Challenges  -#250 Designer's Choice
Crafty Calendar - June- Flowers
 Just-add-Ink -#508 Just add F
Cardz TV #116 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -#133 Always Anything Goes
Sparkles - #128 Use a real stamp (No Digi)
Krafty Chicks - #510 (Stamp Act)
Crafters Cafe - #244 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut - June Patterned Paper -
Daisy Chain -#42 Flowers