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!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Happy "29th"

At Simon Says Stamp the Monday Challenge is We've Got Your Number...add a number somewhere on your creation.

Well, my very good friend just had her 60th birthday...and we're both setting a goal to lose some weight before summer...so this Happy "29th" Birthday card was perfect for her.  The inside sentiment reads 'from your "110 lb." friend.'

So I turned it into another easel card so you could see both sentiments at the same time.

I just love these Graphic45 images. The sentiment stamps are from Skipping Stones Design, and the tag outline stamp and die are from Tim Holtz Snowman Blueprint.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Birthday Number 26

The current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie is 'Count Me In', to use numbers in your project.  This fit in perfectly for my youngest son's birthday this week when I found a sheet from an old 6 x 6 paper pack by Cosmo Cricket, especially since he just turned 26!  The Jack Russell Terrier image is an old one I found through Stampers Best back in the days of Operation Write Home because we had the cutest little Jack Russell named Jesse. I thought the birthday cupcake image from Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints would tie in the birthday theme well.

In keeping with my recent trend, I turned it into an easel card.

  The current theme is Happy Birthday at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge .

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kiss Me! I'm Irish

This card is for my grandson who just turned 4. Several years ago I picked up some St. Patrick's Day pins  and thought he could wear this pin to pre-school.  The cute little frog is from Stampendous and I thought it tied with kissing a frog and green and kiss me, I'm Irish...I'm sure it will be lost on a four year old!  Oh well, I enjoyed it!

I've been using little 'treat cups' for his cards recently so I thought I'd better improvise and send him a little treat with his card. I wrapped a little mint in cardstock and stamped some green stars on it and added another score at the 1/4 inch mark to allow for the extra depth. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts Operation Write Home set.

Simon Says: Bit O'Green:

St. Patricks Button Bear

This card is for my one year old granddaughter.  I think this is the first stamp set I ever purchased.  It was from a Stampin'Up Party hosted by my sister-in-law and was probably over 20 years ago...then I didn't do any stamping for about 12 years and started 'getting into' papercrafting finally about 8 years ago.  I tend to be a papercraft hoarder, I don't think I've ever gotten rid of any stamp set, so I do like to pull out the oldies once in a great while!

Looking at this picture of the card, it seems a little plain now, but for a one-year-old I hate to use much in the way of embellishments. 

Simon Says: Bit O'Green:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hello Handsome

This one is for my (almost) 4 year old grandson. I've been using these Treat Cups from Stampin'Up for the past several cards I've made for him, looks like I've started something and will need to buy more if they're even available still. I added a kite tail for the string to the 'balloon', from Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Right at Home; The Hello Handsome is from Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Year Round Sentiment.  The cute little dog is of course from Tim Holtz Mini Cats and Dogs.

Of course, this one had to be an easel card to match his sister's...a little trickier providing access to the treat! The hugs + kisses is from Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Year Round Sentiment, and the Happy Valentine's Day is from an old Stampin'Up set, Holidays and Wishes.

This is my second card for Simon Says: Cute 


Valentine Twinkle

This is for my sweet little one year old granddaughter...all kids like getting mail, so I try to make a card for her and her brother when I get the chance.  I think her first word was 'dog' so I ordered the cute Tim Holtz - Mini Cats and Dogs by Stampers Anonymous, and I love it! The Twinkle Twinkle is by Unity Stamp Company and I bought it before I even had any grandkids but have never used it till now!  I wish I had more of this cute DSP, it came out of  Heritage Scrapbook Pages by Hot Off The Press from way, way back!

I'm on an Easel Card kick, I know my daughter-in-law will want to display their cards for a few days!

The tag die is from Spellbinders-Ribbon Tag Trio Two, the sentiment is from an old Stampin'Up set, Holidays and Wishes.

I thought this was good for the challenge at Simon Says: Cute

Sunday, February 12, 2017


I like making panels for my Tim Holtz Flip Frame, but at 3 1/4 x 5" the work surface is a little bit limited.  I've had this cute little Valentine image from 7Gypsies for a long time and finally found a perfect home for it!

I started with a large manila tag, cut to size to fit the frame. Then I used my new background stamp by Wendy Vecchi, Vintage Text, inked it with Ranger DI Barn Door, added a heart shaped doily, also inked with Barn Door and Vintage Photo, stamped the number panel from Tim Holtz Lifes Possibilites, edged with Black Soot Distress Crayon, and the 7Gypsies image matted with black cardstock. I added some seam binding ribbon and a couple of charms, and done!  

Now to make a couple of quick cards for the two grandkids...they are one and four so I'll keep it pretty simple!


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Friday, February 3, 2017

All fun and games...

"It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone".  I wanted to make a couple cards for the staff at the hospital for hubby's recent stay, so when the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog involved Pets, my new Tim Holtz Mini Crazy Cats and Dogs set immediately came to mind.  I also used a set from Skipping Stones Design-Dogs Volume 1 for the dog in the cone and the sentiment on the tag below.  The metal tag is from Tim Holtz Philosophy Tags. For the background, I used the Tim Holtz Mini Stencil (Brick) and some Texture Paste and then inked it with Walnut Distress Ink.

The tag is from Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Two, popped up with foam tape to serve as a 'catch' for the easel portion. The sentiment 'You make a difference' is also from Skipping Stones Design-Cancer Schmancer.

I made an easel card for my friend's birthday last week and decided it would work well for this also.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Winter Birthday

The timing was perfect for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Winter Hues.  I was stumped at first, trying to figure out the type of project to work on with the winter colors, I thought, maybe a scrapbook page for my granddaughter's first year, so I started looking through my Graphic45 'A Place In Time' paper pad, and it hit me! My good friend had a birthday last Saturday and this January Cut-Apart fit her personality perfectly! She is the type of friend who loves to display the cards I've made for her, so I made an easel card.  I chose the sentiment 'Hope Your Day is Fabulous' so she can display it as long as she likes and be reminded to have a fabulous day, every day!

I am finally getting around to using some of my hoarded stash...the paper is from a 12 x 12 pad from My Minds Eye called Signature Christmas which I've had from my very early days of papercrafting. I pulled out some beads from my jewelry making stash to make the stick pin and added some aqua pearl embellishments.  Both of the die cut pieces are from Spellbinders, and I used foam tape to add dimension to the main focus page as well as the die cut pieces.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink called Signature Greetings.

Thanks for stopping by, looking forward to the next challenge.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Years Goals

I was inspired to create this piece for the challenge at Frilly and Funkie - New Years Goal

Hubby and I decided, with his health scare, that we'd like to take that trip to Italy and Greece while we are still fit enough to really enjoy it...and oddly enough one of his brothers and one of his sisters already have a cruise planned later this year to those exact locations!  Meant to be, I guess.

I wanted to use some of my new finds from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  

I also used a sheet from 7gypsies Lillie 8x8 paper pack for part of the background and a retired stamp set from Stampendous called Charm Collection for the tiny Eiffel Tower and Postage images as well as the alphabet letters.

Anyhow, it was fun to add a new page to my Flip Frame and to play along with the challenge.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

12 Tags of 2016 December

This is the final tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 Technique Remix, but I understand this ends the 10 year "Tag Challenge".  I'm glad I was able to participate in all 12 months of this challenge and I'm sorry it has ended.  I will be curious to follow Tim's Blog as he comes up with new ways to share his product and techniques.