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Sunday, June 2, 2024

Birthday card for my Sister

  Hello so happy you stopped by. Today I am sharing a birthday card that I made for one of my sister's. Had to add some purple because her favorite color is purple. It's also my favorite.

 The birds are from a stamp and die set from Pretty Pink Posh. First time using them. Used alcohol markers to color them. I hadn't done any coloring for a while, so I had fun. I like coloring smaller images rather than larger ones. 

 I'm not very good at coloring and large images are kind of intimidating and makes me nervous.

This was my first time using this die. Can't remember where I got it. I have all of my dies out of there packaging and put in binders with magnetic sheets. 

I made the sentiment on my computer and then printed it out. It's so nice to be able to do that when you don't have the right stamp. The font is from Dafont. It's called Small Kitchen. 

Cardstock that I used are Old Olive, Black and White. The Gingham paper I had in my stash.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my latest card. Thanks again for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful day and God bless!

Challenges entered-

Die- Cut-Divas - June- Favorite die cut shapes (mine is birds)

My NBUS #63 Never Before Used Stuff- Bird stamps and die set

Cut it Up Challenges #305 Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner #225 Anything Goes -twist add lace or pearls- ended

Creative Crafters - #76 Anything Goes

Krafty Chicks #718 Anything Goes - ended- Top 5 pick winner

Crafty Critter Crazies #87 Anything Goes w/ featured critter

Creative Knockouts #522 Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes weeks #649-#650 - ended

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Graduation Card for Walker

  Hello and thanks for stopping by. Today my grandson Walker Quade will be graduating from high school. I'm having mixed emotions about him graduating.

 I'm so happy for him and feel blessed to be able to be here for the celebration. But I'm also sad that he is no longer that sweet little boy that would stop by after getting off the bus looking for something good to eat. 

He has grown up into a wonderful young man that I'm very proud of and yes, he is still sweet. 

So, I wanted to share with you all the card I made for him. 

This card came together fairly quick. Well, it would have been done a little sooner if I hadn't mess up the hat and had to make a second one. 

Made the graduation hat on my Cricut and the sentiment is from a set called Perfect Pairing from S.U.

It's going to be a busy day, so I need to get going. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Challenges Entered-

Daisy Chain Challenge #85 Boys/Men

Avenue613 - May- Anything Goes op twist- for the kids

Crafty Calendar May- Anything Goes

Cards Galore Challenges - May Anything Goes

Friday, May 10, 2024

Just For You Mother's Day Card

 Good evening, it has been a gorgeous day here in Indiana. 64 degrees. Sunny, Blue skies with giant fluffy clouds, birds singing and a light breeze. Can't beat this weather. I hate it when it gets too hot. 

We are just a few days away from Mother's Day, I wasn't for sure if I was going to be able to get a card made. But I finally got it done.

 My Mom is 87 years young and has always loved my cards that I have created for her. She love's sparkly things so of course I had to add some sparkle. It's actually a lot more sparkly in person.  I think she will be happy with this one.

Since I didn't have a lot of time I decided on a napkin card. They are great if you need a fast card. The longest part is waiting for the napkin to dry to the cardstock. I thought I was done but remembered to add a few pearls for one of the challenges.

Wanting to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all of you. Thanks for stopping by. God bless!

Challenges entered-

Double D. Challenges Pretty Florals for Mom

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes weeks #647-648

My Time to Craft #533 Mother's Day or Friendship

Make My Monday Challenge #225 Florals

PINspirational Challenge #313 May- Designer Paper

Cut It Up Challenge #303 Add a Sentiment

Crafty Gals Corner #225 Anything goes w/ optional add lace or pearls

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Bridal Shower Card

  Hello and happy Tuesday to you all. Today I am sharing a Bridal Shower card that I made for my great-niece Amber.

Her bridal shower theme is Bees. Such a cute theme, but I wasn't for sure if I had any stamps of bees. Finally found one.  So here is the card that I made her.

The stamp set is from Bo Bunny called Hello Sunshine. I had only used this stamp set one other time, so it was nice to get to use it again.

The sentiment I typed out in Cricut design space and printed it with my printer. The font is called Ink Free.

Used a larger scalloped rectangle die to make the card base. Also used a smaller die from the same set for the card front.

The designer paper is from Bo Bunny it's also called Hello Sunshine. Also used white and black cardstock. 

Colored the little bees with alcohol markers and used a red glitter heart sticker for them to hold. I almost never use stickers, so I was happy to use one. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

Challenges entered-

A Perfect Time to Craft #3 March Anything Goes

Lil Red Wagon #747 Easy- Peasy

Pearly Sparkles #93 Celebrate

Word Art Wednesday weeks #639-640

Crafty Catz #667 Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner #253 Anything Goes

2Crafty Critter Crazies #84Anything Goes w/ featured Critter

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Beloved Bouquet

 Hello, glad you could stop by. Today is Valentines Day. The day we let our loved ones know that we love them. So, this is my Valentine card that I created.

You can't tell but I messed up one of my flowers when I stamped It. So, I covered It by adding the scalloped heart borders. 
Hated to throw It away after all that. So glad that I could save It.

After I scored the lines, I dragged red Ink across It and then dragged Black Ink. 

Here Is a list of products used to make this Card-

Stamp- Close to my Heart- Beloved Bouquet
Martha Stewart Score Board
Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch
Stampin Up Oval Punch
White Ribbon
Card Stock- S.U. Ruby Red, Whisper White
Inks- Ruby Red, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Basic Black

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges entered-

Simply Ellibelle -  #11 I spy with my little eye- Hearts and/or Roses

Paper Funday #62 Anything Goes- Twist- No Patterned Paper

Crafting from the Heart #9 Anything Goes

Daisy Chain - #82 Flowers

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #223 Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Young & Sweet and only 17 Birthday Card

  Good morning, so glad you could stop by. For my card today I made my granddaughter a record player card. 

When she was a little girl, we would listen to all sorts of music. Having fun singing and dancing. One of the songs that we liked was a song from the 70's called Dancing Queen.

 I told her that when she turned seventeen, I would play the song for her. Well, that day is here. Today is her 17th birthday. The years have flown by. I wish I could turn back time and go back to those fun times. 

So, for her birthday card I wanted too somehow add that song to it. So here is the card I came up with.

 The stamp and die set are from Sugar Pea Designs called Greatest Hits. Also used various dies and star punch.

I used the draw feature on Cricut to create the words to the song. It was my first time using it. I didn't have a Cricut pen in black, so I used an extra fine sharpie. 

I had to take out the center pen holder and wrapped two pencil grippers around the pen. You do have to cut one side of the gripper. I tried just one gripper, but it wasn't enough to keep the pen steady. Was so happy that it actually worked.

For the card I also used S.U. clear embossing powder, versa mark, brads, heat gun, packing foam to use with my cutting dies and my very old and very loved cuttlebug. 

You can't tell but the record is shiny from the clear embossing powder.

I wanted to add a disco ball but didn't have anything like it, so I cut out three circles with glitter silver cardstock. The stars are also made with yellow glitter cardstock.

Hoping that she likes her card. She will be coming later after school. We will be listening to Dancing Queen and having her favorite Strawberry Angel Cake. (You can find the recipe on the left-hand side bar.)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Happy Birthday Scarlett River!!!

Challenges entered-

Paper Funday - January- #61 Anything Goes w/ opt twist- Let's Celebrate

 Creative Crafting Uncles - #49 Happy Birthday

Try It on Tuesday - Add some text

Avenue 613 - Anything Goes w/ optional twist -new beginnings

Love to Craft- Anything Goes

Through the Purple Haze - #212 Anything Goes

Creative Crafters - #72 Anything Goes