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Monday, February 28, 2022

Cards For Ukraine

Good Evening!

I am joining the online cardmaking community this week in showing support for Ukraine through handmade cards.  I made sunflowers, Ukraine's national flower, in the colors of the Ukranian flag (blue and yellow).  Please pray for Ukraine and that this conflict ends very soon with their victory.

Peace and Hope for Ukraine

Monday, February 21, 2022

Mountainous Birthday

 Good Afternoon! 

I have a quick post to share my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge.  

Playing with some older Sursee goodies, (Scenic View and Something For Everyone) from Catherine Pooler Designs.  Had a lot of fun using that scenic die cut and cutting several color versions to come up with my final one.  I used Catherine Pooler Inks, swiped each color on some white cardstock to create some colored cardstock before cutting each color with the die.  And, I created the colored mountain by spritzing each color on my glass mat and smooshing it on watercolor paper.  So I created another custom colored background of the blues, green and brown inks.  I have enough pieces to put at least four more scenes together.

I set the scene piece on top of a Tim Holtz sunray embossed background and added a stitched brown circle die on top to frame it and add some more contrast.  The sentiment is from the Something For Everyone sentiment set.

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Mountainous Birthday Blessings!

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Love Enclosed

 Hello and Happy Thursday!  It's almost the weekend. 

It's a glorious spring like day here in Cary, NC.  Got all the windows open to let in some fresh air.  The weather is a mixed bag these days - spring one day, winter the next, back and forth and back and forth.  I just wish it would stay 70 for the next six months.

I have a post to share today.  Still trying to get blogging caught up. Not enough hours in the day.

I have been playing with the January club goodies (small die club, glimmer foil club and stamp/die club) from Spellbinders. Still have several cards to piece together.  However, couldn't resist creating this one for the current Time Out Challenge and case Michele Ferguson's card.

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Heartfelt Blessings!

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Glimmered Greetings

Good Morning!

Season's Greetings!

This post is for the Christmas challenge at Krafty Chicks.  I have been wanting to play with Krafty Chicks again ever since I stepped down from the DT.  It just took me seven months to get it done.  

The background is a glimmer foil die by PinkFresh Studio on pink cardstock with gold foil.  The sentiment is also a foiled sentiment die from PinkFresh also.  The snowflake dies are by Catherine Pooler cut in white and gold foil cardstocks.

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Krafty Chicks Challenge #598 Christmas

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Seasons Blessings!

Edited 2/17/2022

Cherish Moments


Finally getting around to posting some more cards.  The first one is the last one I made using some new stamps and dies.  How cute are those cats napping in those plants?  Reminds me of my two kitties, Crystabelle and Annabella so I tried to color them like them.

Card Supplies:
Stamps:  Just Roll with It (Catherine Pooler)
Paper: White cardbase (Neenah Solar White); Potted patterned paper (Catherine Pooler).
Ink: Do Si Do, Bellini, Flame, In The Park, Mardi Gras (Catherine Pooler); C0, C1, C2, C3 (Copics); Versamark.
Extras: White embossing powder (WOW); Valencia sequins (Catherine Pooler); Stitched frame die; To The Point cover plate die (Catherine Pooler).

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Feline Blessings!

Friday, February 4, 2022


 TGIF friends!  

The weekend is upon us once again.  I have crafting, a little shopping and some family time planned.  What are you doing this weekend?  I hope if you've been in the path of the latest storm or going to be that you will be safe and warm!  Thankfully central NC is not in the path this time.

Here's another card I finished this week. 

My ink blended (Catherine Pooler inks) background was already made and stamped.  The heart stamp is "In My Heart" (Catherine Pooler), stamped with Versamark and embossed with WOW white embossing powder.  The plaid stamp on the bottom is "Laundered Linen"(Catherine Pooler) stamped in Mardis Gras maybe? Then the sentiment die cut I cut four times in white Neenah cardstock. The top layer I ink blended in the reverse color order of the background.  The sentiment strip is from "So Happy Sentiments" (Catherine Pooler).

And here is a pic of my sweet Annabella (Bella) who decided to pose by my card.

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Life's Blessings!

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

With All My Heart

 Good Evening!  Happy February!  

I guess Happy Winter still too for six more weeks since the groundhog saw his shadow.  And yet, here in central NC, we are having a bit of spring like temps for a couple of days.  We had our 2-1/2 inches of snow two weeks ago.  So that's enough winter for me and why we live in central NC.

Anyway, a quick post tonight to get into this week's Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I haven't posted for a bit because I've been busy creating instead of blogging.  Guess I need to find some time to do the latter more often.

I started off with some watercolor backgrounds from my stash. I used one as the top layer background and the other I used to cut the heart die
(Stacked Hearts by Simon Says Stamp).  As you see, I left some of the water colored inside hearts there.  I die cut a postage die from a dark pink cardstock in my stash (maybe Bazzill Bubblegum).  Then it is all adhered to a wonky stitched white cardbase.  I used a glimmer foiled sentiment by Spellbinders in pink foil and die cut it with a banner die.  Finishing touch was some sequins.

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I used column #1 - Pink, Valentine or Heart, White

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All My Heart Blessings!