Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Furry Friend

This is for the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp - Furry Friends. The image is from Skipping Stones Design, Dogs Volume 1. I wish I had more of the Dream Street Papers (Superstition-Sleepy Hollow), but it's from my hoarded stash, don't even know how long I've had it!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Scout Birthday

This is for a cute boy who is turning 12 and is into Scouts and Legos.  I found this sweet vintage Boy Scout image and thought it would serve well.

In the past I have included money in the denomination of the birthday he is celebrating, luckily my mother used to send $2 bills and I still had one to use...not quite sure what I'll do next year!

Because of the little pocket, I thought I would submit this to the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie Trick or Treat, to include a treat or a trick.

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Friday, October 27, 2017


I made a couple of cute Halloween cards for my two Grandkids which had little 'Treat Cups' with Gummy Worms.  I remembered a couple of years ago I made some little treat bags with Gummy Worms and my middle son (36 year old) threatened to keep them for himself...so this year I thought I'd better send along some extras for him!

The challenge at Frilly and Funkie is Trick or Treat.

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Monochrome.

For the outside of the card, I used the Poison Bottle blueprint from Tim Holtz Cling Stamp Halloween 2, a retired set from Pink Paislee Twilight Collection, and the spiders from Skipping Stones Design Happy Halloweenie. I added some fall leaves for color, scored the card base with a 1/2" fold so the treat could fit inside, and then punched a small hole to tie with a piece of twine.

For the inside of the card, I used the crow blueprint from Tim Holtz Halloween 2, and the sentiments and mini pumpkin from Tim Holtz Clear Stamp Things/Talk.

Yummy Boo

This is the second card I made for Halloween.  This one is for my Granddaughter who is almost two, so I try to keep the card fairly simple. She likes dogs, her first word was dog...but on vacation this year she discovered she is also crazy about cats!  Too bad her mom is allergic! But I thought the cute little Tim Holtz Crazy Cat would go well with her card.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've developed a pattern of sending some type of treat in their holiday cards...this one has gummy worms in the little Treat Cup (discontinued Stampin'Up). Her brother is four years old, so I try to make the cards similar, at least as far as the treats go.

I show the inside of this card, only to show the 'trap door', allowing my daughter in law to save the card once the treats have been removed.

I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Yummy Halloween

Grandkids are so much fun! I wish they lived closer so I could see their little faces when they receive their holiday cards...but then again, what child doesn't enjoy getting something special in the mail?

I've kind of started a pattern of sending them candy in their cards, so I invested in more of the plastic treat cups (discontinued from Stampin'Up) which go perfectly with this Yummy in my Tummy monster for Halloween.  My daughter in law likes to save their cards, so I carefully create a little 'trap door' to remove the treats and preserve the card.

And I make sure to put something fun in the center to show up after the candy has been removed.  It takes a little extra planning, but worth it, I think.

I'm happy that the current challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog this week is 'Anything Goes'.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

To Everything There is a Season

Perfect timing for a birthday card for my daughter in law.  Wish I could give it to her in person instead of putting it in the mail, hope it survives the postal service!

This is my creation for Frilly and Funkie - To Everything There is a Season

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Musical Wedding

I was so inspired by the beautiful notebook made by Jenny Marples for this week's challenge at Frilly and Funkie - Sound of Music that I asked her if she would mind if I CASE it for a wedding card...but then the texture paste I used kept curling the cardstock, so I ended up using the texture flourish on a piece of vellum and attached it to the top portion...don't get me wrong, it curled also, but I was able to flatten it out! I copied the music score from The Wedding Song by Peter, Paul & Mary...love that song.

Thanks again for the wonderful inspiration!