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Monday, March 29, 2021

Happy Spring Card & Hashbrown Cass.

  Hello everyone, Nice sunny morning hear in Indiana today.  The weather has been crazy lately. Going to have some chilly nights this week. Down in the 20s and 30s.

Did you know when the first day of Spring was? Well I sure did. Almost everyday for the past several months my Mom has told me that the first day of Spring is March 20th. 

My sweet Mom is in her 80s and could not wait for Spring. So today I am sharing with you a Spring card that I have made for her.




I always get nervous when I know I'm going to be coloring something. But I'm o.k. with how it turned out. 

I know you can't tell but I added a little green in the centers of the flowers. Thought that might make them look a little more realistic. 

The daffodil image is from SheepSki Designs. I colored it with Master's Touch and Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. 

I recently won that pretty sheer black ribbon. Love how sparkly it is. It's from Stampin Up.  I will definitely be ordering some.

I'm sure that this card will bring a big smile to my sweet Mom. Love her so much. 

I also thought I would share another recipe with you all. My family always loves when I make Hashbrown Casserole. So I thought this would be a good one to share. 

Hashbrown Casserole

Ingredients needed-

One large bag of frozen shredded Hashbrown

1 can of cream of celery soup (can also use chicken, potato, mushroom). I like the celery

3/4 stick melted butter

 1 and a half cup sour cream

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

A little dried onion flakes - (Optional) You can also use diced onion

Pepper and salt to taste 

A few shakes of dried parsley flakes (optional)

Preheat oven to 350

In a extra large bowl combined all ingredients except hashbrowns. After mixing add frozen hashbrown and mix well.

Pour in a sprayed 9 x 13 baking dish. 


In medium bowl mix together 2 cups cornflakes with 1/4 cup melted butter. Using the mixing spoon I crush them just a little. Sprinkle over top of hashbrown mixture. 

Bake in a 350 oven for around 45 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

This recipe is easy to make. I love to make it in the cold winter months.  This is also known as funeral potatoes. Nice for get togethers like Thanksgiving and Christmas.


 Thanks so much for visiting. Hope you enjoyed your visit. Happy Spring to you. 

 Challenges entered-

Dis Digi Designs Challenge -Flowers Everywhere

CCC Digi Creations - #123 Use Lace/Ribbon and or Flowers

Jans Digi Stamps - March 2021 Challenge Always Anything Goes

Cardz TV. - #137 Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes

Crafty Catz - #544 Anything Goes with optional twist Dreaming of Summer

Cut it Up Challenges - #222 Spring Flowers and or Butterflies

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter/ Spring

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 12 Anything Goes


Monday, March 22, 2021

Love, Coffee & Flowers

  Hey Crafter's, So glad you could stop by. I have been having so much fun on the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. Love seeing all the amazing coffee,Tea and Hot Cocoa cards and other creations. So much Inspiration packed into one hop.

 On my last post I shared a coffee card that I entered into the hop.

Today I wanted to share with you another coffee card. I had so much fun making it.



I used the But First Coffee Stamp Set on this one. It's from Journal's for Life and they are one of the Super Sponsors. It was my first time using this set and I love it! I colored the image with alcohol markers. 

This was also my first time using the round Spellbinders die set that I stamped the image on. 

 I thought this sentiment was perfect for my card.  It's from Graciellie. By the sentiment I added a little flower that I stamped and fussy cut. It's also from the Journal's for Life set. Used markers from S.U. to color it. Added a little gemstone on the other side.

My two favorite colors are purples and greens. So I loved the bright green sheer ribbon with the shimmery lavender cardstock.

 There is still time to make a project and play along. There is some  AWESOME Super Sponsors that are having giveaways and they are also having some great sales on their products.

Here is a link - Coffee loving cardmakers



 My card number on the hop is #545


Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Would love for you to leave a comment. Hope you can make it back sometime. 

        Stay Safe & Stay Crafty my Friends!



 Also entering this card into the following challenges-

Lets Create Challenges -#169 AG- Purple and Green

 Crafty Calendar Challenge - March Challenge- Feminine

The Flower Challenge #54 Colour Shades of Purple

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #154 Always Anything Goes 

Crafty Creations- #419 Anything Goes



Friday, March 19, 2021

Thanks A Latte Coffee Card

  Hello paper crafter's. So glad you could stop by. Wanted to share a coffee card with you that I made.

I used a stamp set from Stampabilities called Coffee. Super cute little set. This one came together fairly quick. My favorite kind. 

Other supplies used-

Card Stock- Vanilla, Tan, Chocolate Chip

Paper- American Crafts 6x6 paper pack

Twine- Ms Sparkle & Co.


As most of you know the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop has started.  

Are you all as excited as I am? Always look forward to it. So fun and love seeing all the wonderful caffeinated inspiration.

Here is a link if you would like to check out all the awesome creations and hopefully link up your own caffeinated creation.

Coffee Loving Card Makers- 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Hop

 My card on the hop is #147

That's all from me today. Hope you can make it back. Blessings to you all.

 Stay Safe and Stay Crafty!!!

Monday, March 15, 2021

(You Are In My Prayers) Sympathy Card

  Today I am sharing with you a Sympathy card. Yes, another sympathy card. Sadly I have made several lately. 


I made this card for my best friend. Her Mom passed away and I wanted to make her a card to let her know how sorry I was to hear about her passing.  

First time using this stamp set. Thought the flowers would look pretty in blue.  I love flower stamps. Hoping I won't have a need for anymore Sympathy cards for a long time.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Hope you have a good day and God bless. 


 Challenges Entered-

My time to Craft Challenge - #452 Make It Feminine 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #153 Always Anything Goes

Cards Galore Challenges - March 2021 #85 Anything Goes

Cardz TV- Anything Goes

Dare 2 b Artzy- March Challenge- Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenges- #419 Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge- March- Feminine 

A Perfect Time to Craft - Open Challenge #3 2021

We Love Chocolate Baroque- March I Love............ Flowers


Monday, March 8, 2021

Crafter Thank You Card

  Hello Crafter's, Glad you could stop by. I was looking through my paper and seen this retired Stampin Up paper. So decided to use it on a thank you card.



Not sure of the name of the Designer's Series paper used but I do like It and thought it was a good color to use with the scalloped die. 

Someone sent me that little scissor die and I think it's so cute. I cut it once in a shinny silver and once in black. Just used the bottom part of the black. 

I made several of these cards. Sending them with happy mail to the paper crafter's that have sent me cards and goodies in a paper crafter group on Facebook. 

 That's all I have to share today. Hope you can make it back. Would love for you to leave a comment. Stay Safe!

 Challenges Entered-

Crafty Catz - #541 Anything Goes -Optional Dies/ Punches

Cardz TV. - #135 Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #153 Always Anything Goes

Dare 2 b Artzy - March Challenge- Anything Goes

Crafty HazelnutsPatterned Paper- March 2021Patterned Paper Challenge

A Perfect Time to Craft - Open Challenge AG  #3 2021

Mix it Up Challenge - #47 Anything Goes- Optional- Inlaid Die Cut


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Elements of Style Sympathy Card

 On my last post I shared with you a sympathy card. It was for my husbands cousin. Here sister had passed from the virus. Today's card is for her Mom. I know it's been hard on her losing her daughter Connie. 


 Made this card using the stamp Set called Elements of Style from Stampin Up. Colored it with some alcohol markers. I did cut out a few extra flowers so that they would hang over the oval die.

 Thought the brick embossing folder would look nice on this card. Also used a oval stitched die and a green sheer ribbon with gold trim. The sentiment is from an old sponge stamp set. 

That's all from me today friends. Hoping your all safe and well. Blessings to you all.  

 Challenges Entered-

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #675 - Feminine

We Love Chocolate Baroque Flowers, Butterflies and Birds

Cardz TV. #135 Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #152 Always Anything Goes  

Crazy 4 Challenges #573 Flower or Flowers 

Crafters Cafe #261 March Anything Goes 

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge #3 2021 Anything Goes 

Allsorts Challenge #613 AG Feminine