Saturday, February 27, 2021

Thoughts of You

 Just doing a fun challenge today
that has been years since I have participated at
Less Is More and the theme is one layer card FLOWERS.

I used a very old stamp set for this from JustRite   Poppies Label Twenty Nine
and the sentiment is from SNS Poppies set.
 A few years ago from Stampendous I believe it was,
I won a set of Tombow Dual Brush Pens  and those are
what I used to color my flowers.
I thought it looked a bit plain at the top
so I scored two lines for a bit of decor!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Just Saying Hello

I have another fun challenge for today and it is
Memory Box Pretty Purples

The Memory Box dies I have used for this challenge are
Vivienne Butterfly Silhouette ( that's the die you see underneath my butterfly,
I love how it cuts the opening from my purple card stock
with the butterfly image.
and the Stitched Vivienne Butterfly which I don't think is available anymore.
The great thing about this die is it is exactly the same size as the first butterfly die
for a perfect fit!

This is really a pretty card IRL as it is 3D as I have shown below.

The papers used in and out are gorgeous and are 
The Paper Boutique Lavender Fields.

I added some links if interested in any of what I have used...
thanks for stopping by!!

Also entering in the 
Turners Syndrome blog hop
which you can find and join in HERE.
Hurry though as it ends Feb 28th.
Make sure to read about the importance of the hop
and the rules for you chance to win some great prizes!
My original post can be found HERE.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Happy Birthday

I am playing in a first time, new to me challenge at 

Pink Fresh Studio Alpha/Words Challenge

I had to join in as I had purchased a fabulous alpha die set Kelly Alpha Lower Case.
Put together with some pretty Mintay paper from Lovely Day,
a sentiment from Pink Fresh Studio Simply Sentiments Hello
( I used the word birthday from sentiment birthday girl,
just eliminating from inking the girl part) 
and I have a pretty card for an upcoming birthday,
Isn't that the prettiest alpha set?

Makes you think of and want Spring, doesn't it!
Thank you for visiting with me today!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Hoppy Day

Today our new challenge starts at
The Sisterhood of Crafters
with the easiest theme ever "ANYTHING GOES'!
Since I design for two different die stores I try my best
to use stamps whenever I can on my other Design Teams.

I purchased this stamp last year I think along with another
one when it was first released at Spellbinders.
These cutsie stamps always appeal to me.

I stamped her and colored her with Copics.
The sentiment is part of the stamp cute!

Take a peek over at The Sisterhood and see what my 'sistahs' 
have created!  I don't know about you but I do
some of my shopping after seeing what others have created,
or is THAT called enabling lol!!

Entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday .... Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday .... Oh So Cute
Dream Valley ,,,, Hand Colored Image
Send A Smile To Kids .... ATG or Spring/Easter

Products Used:
Stamps:  Spellbinders Miss Whiskers
Dies:  Cottage Cutz Stitched Eyelet Rectangle
Punch:  SU Round 1 3/8"
Paper:  Echo Park Spring Fling

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Flower Wish

 This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today

Today I am using the Flower Wish die.
A simple die with so many uses it is sure to be a favorite.
This is a great die that can be used for birthdays, get well,
just about any occasion you can think of!

I have three variations and the first one is probably
the fanciest!
I added a pretty designer paper, a sparkle-y bow
and a flower after die cutting and adhering to a dotted rectangle.

The second card I die cut from white card and used copics to
color the flower and stem.
Two strips of card stock were added to each side
with a designer paper in the middle.

The final card I layered one cross stitch rectangle inside
another to make a frame, then used another one to add my wish flower to,
the flower was colored with Copics as well.

 Here are the links to the dies I have used:

Dotted Nesting Rectangles

Flower Wish

Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today! 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Just For Fun Challenges

 Good Saturday morning!
Today I am playing in a couple of challenges that I was able
to combine one card for both!
The first is The Flower Challenge which is to use
your latest stamps or dies.

That worked perfectly for me as I had just received a 'hefty' order from Altenew
and one of the sets were the Fabulous Florets set.
I had seen a card worked up on another blog and it immediately enabled me to
seek it out!

Which brings us to the other challenge, this one being from Altenew themselves!

ON my screen the color looked purple but I see some saw it as a
pinkish color, I saw both used at the challenge so I guess it is how YOU see it on your screen!

I have several of these layering stamps and can't seem to get enough of them
so you are surely to see more here down the road!

The paper I used has spots in it's design and I wish I had been slightly more
careful in my use of it with the spots.  It is from P13.

I also invited my BFF Dar from Dar's Crafty Creations to join me
so be sure to check out her beautiful card as well!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Heart and Hugs

 It's a new challenge theme starting today at
Double D Challenges and the theme is
Anything With A Heart.

We have a heartfelt mood board to help inspire!

I created my card using the mood board (upper left corner) for inspiration.

I have used this stamp only once before a long long time ago
and thought it was time it saw ink again!
My card is pretty simple but I like the outcome of it
just using a few simple products which I have listed below!

We would love to have you join us
and as usual we have badges to offer and a fun prize for someone to win!
Please join us at Double D to read all about it and best yet
to see all the beautiful creations by our design team!

Products Used:
Cuttlebug Love Language Embossing Folder
Tutti Designs Cross Stitched Rectangle & Word Set Hugs
Recollections Stamps (Michaels)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Flower Friends

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today: 

Hello Tutti Design fans!

Today I have three different cards using the pretty
Flower Friends die.

For the first card I turned the flower on it's side
showing the word straight on!

I placed it on a cross stitched rectangle
then used another rectangle from the set for my sentiment.

A twine bow and a cute heart button were added to finish. 

For my next card I centered the flower the long way
on a scalloped rectangle,
die cutting the flower from two different papers
then paper piecing one on the other.
Three glitter butterflies were added.

The third card I die cut the flower from white card
then used glitter pens to color both the flower and 'stem',
added a small twine bow and centered it on three layers
of a nesting stitched rectangle.
All links are given below!

Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today! 

Monday, February 15, 2021

Happy Thoughts


Middle of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge
at Dies R Us and as always our theme is ANYTHING GOES!

To me February is a month dedicated to hearts
so that is where I went today, 'Heartland'! 

I purchased this pretty Poppystamps Round About Heart die
awhile back and this is the first time I have used it.
I cut it from a a piece of  plain white cardstock then added a
piece of pretty designer paper underneath cut with a Tutti Design nested circle,
it fit perfectly under it!

Here is a close up, isn't it a pretty die?

For the sentiment I cut a rectangle from Tutti Designs Nested Rectangles
then stamped my sentiment (Pink Fresh Studio) and
die cut just a small portion of the Round About die
clipping off a few hearts to add!

Head on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog
to see all the fun creations from the Design Team
and join in with us for YOUR chance to win a DRU gift Certificate to the store!

For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 

Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts.  

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

Entering the following challenges:
Poppystamps ... I Love Yo

Saturday, February 13, 2021


 Another pink card for me today using a LOVE die
from Tutti Designs..

I love the pink gingham background, something about gingham
that just makes a card.  I placed my LOVE on a doily die cut
and added a few glitter hearts to finish...
an easy mailer, I like that!

Entering in the following Challenges:

Mod Squad ... All About LOVE

Friday, February 12, 2021

Pink Valentine

 Today I have a card just for fun all pretty in pink.
It fits the season really well right now being Valentines is two days away.
I had planned on sending out Valentine cards but never got even ONE
in the mail, so mad at myself for that as I surely have a lot
I could of sent!

For this card I used a few older dies from Tutti Designs
and Spellbinders, not sure whose the vellum butterfly is
maybe Cheery Lynn designs?

The pretty gingham ribbon is from Really Reasonable ribbon.
I haven't been using ribbon on my cards for quite awhile since
postage has risen so much.

This card is being entered into these challenges:

Cut It Up .... All you need is love
Watercooler Wednesdays ... Occasions (Valentines)
Word Art Wednesdays .... ATG

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Smile Like The Sun

 It' time for a new challenge at 
The Sisterhood of Crafters and it just happens that I am the hostess
and chose the theme
Smile Like The Sun.

I don't know if you have ever heard of Uncle Kracker and his song
Smile Like The Sun or not
but you can see his video and hear it here,
such a happy song and it's been so brutally cold here in Michigan
we all need a little sunshine!
Here is a link...enjoy! (hopefully it will work and cheer you up)

I used a favorite stamp of mine from Hampton Art
and a sun and cloud die from Cottage Cutz.

The sentiment was heat embossed with a fine black embossing powder.

Just a simple card, simple to make, simple to mail!
Can you believe I used to sing this song to my dog Nellie
when she was alive...poor poor Nellie
but she was my sunshine for sure, I loved her so much
another victim to cancer..sad!!

You can join at The Sisterhood and check out all the fun
creations by the design team, we would LOVE to have you!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Conversation Hearts

This is my post on the Tuttit Designs blog today. 

Hello, today I have a card using one of the newly released

slimline dies Diamond Background.
Check out the store for all the new slimline dies we have to offer,
there are 22 to choose from!

I also used the Tutti Designs cross stitch nesting hearts
for my what I am calling conversation hearts card.
I used the two smallest in the set.
My card stock scraps came in handy for this card.

Once the hearts were cut I stamped some fun sentiments on them
making them 'true' conversation hearts,
I added the smaller plain hearts to fill in the spaces.

All links are given below:

Slimline Diamonds Background

Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today! 

Friday, February 5, 2021

Be Unique

Good afternoon, the morning sure has gotten away from me
guess that happens when you have a DRs. appointment
and a trip to the cell phone store!

I am adding a card to the Turners Syndrome blog hop challenge
where you can read all about it HERE if you want to join in
and though it is NOT about the prizes
there are some great ones to be had
but I encourage you to read the importance of this hop!! 

In trying to keep within the color palate of the challenge I decided to use
one of my favorite Memory Box Collage dies, Reverse Butterfly Collage.

I added a lime green paper underneath, stamped with a sentiment
I thought perfect for Turner's and added a few gems to the butterflies.

You can see my original post HERE and you might want to check it out
as I have a fun prize as well!

We would love to have you hop and join in with us
and please, please read not only the challenge rules
but about Turner's Syndrome as well!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Valentine Love At Double D

 It's the first Wednesday of February and that means a new
challenge starts at Double D!

I don't know about you but I am ready to see the last
of January go bye bye, it is such a cold and dreary month
here in Michigan!

We have a fun theme and mood board and it is
Valentine LOVE !

For my card I let 3 of the 4 tiles inspire me
and was able to use some never before used before
supplies to create my card.

I loved the cute little gnomes in the bottom left tile
and knew I had a stamp set that a gnome that resembled 
the one in the picture.
Gee, I have so many cute gnome stamps that I have never
used yet so it was time I pulled one out!

I also thought the paper in the background looked somewhat like
the paper in the bottom right tile.
and of course I used a banner stamp that resembles the bottom left tile
and a wreath from the top left.

That's pretty much it for me but make sure to
check out all the gorgeous creations at Double D
from the design teams
and don't forget we have a fabulous prize offered up as well, I won't show
it to you so you will have to pop on over to see it!

Entering into the following challenges:
There's A Stamp For That .... Hearts~Love~Monochromatic

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Creative Expressions Scandi Christmas (gnome)
                Recollections (banner)
Paper:  Crate Paper Cute Girl
Dies:  Impression Twig Wreath

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Hearts Background Slimline

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today!

 Hello, today I created a pretty LOVE card that could be used for about any occasion!

I started with a brand new just recently released slimline die
Hearts Background!
Did you know that Tutti Designs has an entire new line of slimline dies?
You should check them out as lots of details went into these.

I also used a heart from the Nesting stitched heart series and
the word LOVE from one of the word sets.
ALL links are given below.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and come back tomorrow for even 
MORE inspiration!!

Nesting Stitched Hearts

Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today! 

Monday, February 1, 2021

It's A Girl Thing Turner Syndrome Blog Hop

Hello Blogging Friends!!

Welcome to my project for the "It's A Girl Thing: Turner Syndrome Awareness 3rd Annual Blog Hop and for this year we have added a Card Challenge so that more people can play along with us!

Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born missing partial or all of her second X chromosome leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities.  This condition occurs one in every 2,000 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term.  That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES!

Prize Winners will be announced on March 13th, 2021.

23 Caring and Generous Sponsors and 12 Design Team Members are offering prizes to a commenter and card makers and they are helping bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public.  For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page.  Thank you for learning about Turner Syndrome.

My TS related project is inspired by the TSF Mood Board


Wow, what a great opportunity it is to learn about
Turner Syndrome, something I knew nothing about until I joined this group
three years ago  Did you know:
.Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born missing her second X Chromosome, leaving her with life long medical issues. It affects 1 in every 2,000 to 2,500 girls but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to term (miscarriages and stillbirths). TS is named after Dr. Henry Turner, who discovered the condition in 1938. 
I didn't either until I joined this hop, lots to learn here not only about Turner 
but the life long journey/commitment it entails! I know it is mentioned above, but I thought important enough
to mention once again!!

For my card I used one of the digitals created and designed by Jan Mayhew,
so cute and sweet and perfect to represent our
It's a girl thing hop/challenge!
If you would like the digital set yourself you can find it HERE
and best of all, ALL sales from this set will go to Turner Syndrome!

I printed my fairy rather large as I knew I wanted to create a
slimline card.  The dies are Spellbinders.  I stamped the sentiment
using a stamp from my days at SNS.
I added the bow as I will be hand delivering this card to my
granddaughter as she has a birthday next month
so no postage needed!

I also have a prize to give away to one lucky commenter,
just read the rules below and you will be entered to win it!

My prize is a fun 
girlie stamp set from Spellbinders called
'Hey Foxy'!
Here is how to win a prize from the Blog Stops:
To be eligible to win a prize from one of the Card Designers Blogs
You have to leave a comment on each of the Designers Blogs. You could possibly even win at more than one blog.
To be eligible to win a prize for the Card Challenge:
You have to make a card, write a blog post that includes the details and supplies used to make your card, something you learned about Turner syndrome (It can be just one sentence) and link your post back to the “It’s A Girl Thing” Turner syndrome Awareness Card Challenge. Cards should be feminine and have an uplifting or encouraging message.

You can find all the designers blogs and the challenge at Lori's home page HERE remember to read all the rule of how to enter (above)!

I certainly hope you will join along with us for our challenge/hop.
Thank you for visiting with me today!