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Monday, January 4, 2021

Jars of Love Card and birds

 This is my first post of 2021. Hope you all had a nice New Years Eve. My husband and I spent the night at home. 

Planned on making a big pot of potato soup, that didn't happen. So we order some pizza from Pizza Hut and had some chips and salsa. 

Was kind of sad being home. New Years Eve is when my side of the family gets together for our Christmas party. So I missed being with everyone. 

We had a nice Christmas. We had a Christmas dinner at our daughters. Great that they now live right next door.  

For my first card share this year I made a birthday card for my niece Amy.  



Amy canned a lot this year, so I thought the canning jar images would be perfect. This stamp set is called Jars of Love from Stampin Up. (Love this set).

The sentiment is from a set called Well Scripted. Also from Stampin Up. 

The die I used for the decorative border is from  Pretty Pink Posh called Stitched Borders 2.

The cardstocks used are Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky and white.

Inks I used are-Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Pretty In Pink and Momento Black.

I was almost done with the card when my grand daughter Scarlett came in and said aren't you going to add a ribbon? I told her that I wasn't for sure if I was or not. She said "You have to".

 So she pulled out several and none looked right. She got out the twine and that worked the best. I told her she is a natural. Glad she decided to come over. Thank you Scarlett for helping me.  


I also thought I would share a few pictures that I took a few days ago of some of the birds that were in my backyard. I Love birds and could watch them for hours. 


Red- bellied Woodpecker

Dark-Eyed Junco

Female Northern Cardinal

    House Finch

American Goldfinch

Carolina Chickadee


Thank you for stopping by and hope that you can make it back.  Hoping that 2021 is a year full of crafting for us all. 


Stay Safe and Stay Crafty my friends! 



 Challenges entered-

Your Next Stamp  #154 All Wrapped Up - Must have a bow 

Allsorts Challenge  #605 Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #149 6th Birthday Celebration Always A G

DL.ART - January 2021 Linky Party & 10 year Blogaversary

We Love Chocolate Baroque - Feminine

Sir Stamp alot Challenge - January- Favourite Stamps

A Perfect Time to Craft - Open Challenge #1 2021

Cute Card Thursday #667 Anything Goes




  1. Beautiful card, love jars on cards, don't know why.
    Your nature photos are adorable, how exquisite. xx

  2. A really prettily designed card and super bird photos, always nice seeing those from different parts of the World.

    Many thanks for sharing and joining our 'Feminine' theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque January challenge and also our new themes at Stamping Sensations and Allsorts challenges.

    B x

  3. Beautiful project and wonderful birds! Thank you so much for entering our Feminine challenge at We love Chocolate Baroque

  4. Cute card and love the pictures of the birds!
    Have a great day!

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  6. Beautiful card Cindy and gorgeous colors, your niece will love it! Awesome pictures of the birds! Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year my friend.
    Hugs, Tammy

  7. Beautiful card. And I like your pictures too.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations.

  8. Such a nice card for your niece. I'm sure she will love it! I always liked that sentiment from SU. Your New Year's sounded like ours! Hopefully, next year will be better! Love your photos. WE love to watch the wildlife as well!

  9. A beautiful elegant card, very well designed. Your photo's are very nice too. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations.

  10. Beautiful birthday card and I love the pictures of the birds on your feeders too. Take care. Michelle x

  11. A lovely card and your granddaughter have had a very good idea, that twine finished the card perfectly! Thanks for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge!
    So kind of you feeding those sweet birds, well done! Loved seeing them!

  12. Fabulous and lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing Allsorts;-))m

  13. Wow - what a lovely collection of birds you have at your house. They know THE place to eat.
    The touch of twine on your birthday card is the perfect complement to the rustic feel of Ball jars.

  14. Beautiful card Cindy. Scarlett definitely has an eye!
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #149 6th Birthday Celebration sponsored by Sheepski Designs and Createful Heart Designs.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions