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Saturday, April 3, 2021


brought to us by our fabulous Trina!
She is asking for rainbow cards for Christmas!
Here I used a set from PTI called Enchanted Forest!
I inked up the different trees with a rainbow of colors and added little hills with copics.


 Be sure to check out all the awesome rainbow cards from the DT and also our guest Izzy
I hope you will be joining us this month and make a rainbow of Christmas for us.  See you in the gallery!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, April 1, 2021


Today is JoAnn's day to host the challenge and she is looking for "squares"
on our birthday cards!

Not only did I find a pattern paper that had squares, but it is masculine (score for me!) and I am using the dies and stamps from PTI: Take Three:  Spring that are also in squares!!
Please join us over at the challenge blog and check out all the fabulous square inspiration from the team and our Special Party Guest, Linda whom you can find HERE !

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, March 18, 2021


Welcome friends to another challenge at Seize the Birthday!
Today we have a sketch for you to follow from Glenda!

I pulled out a couple of pattern papers that I had in my stash from a Studio 8 paper pack.  I like the greens, thinking of all the greens on a golf course and of course stars because it is a birthday card for my SIL who LOVES golf!

I used PTI On the Links stamp and dies

Hero Arts infinity Rectangle Dies

Thanks for stopping by and checking this out!  

I will look for your birthday card in the gallery and you can either use the sketch or not, just be sure it is a birthday card and give special welcome to our Special Party Guest:  Carol:  just me:clm 

as well as all the other design team members!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, March 15, 2021

CAS Christmas March Anniversary Challenge ~ reminder!

Hi friends, we are halfway through the month of March and we have more inspiration at the CAS Christmas CARD Challenge for you to make your Christmas cards!  We are still celebrating our Third Birthday so the challenge is using RED, WHITE and KRAFT colors on your Christmas card.

  this is what I used:

PTI Pierced Feature Frame

The Greetery:  Botani-cuts Pine bough
Nuvo Glitter Accents
Paper Smooches:  A Holy Holiday (sentiment) 

Please check out all the awesome cards from the design team!
I look forward to seeing your card in the gallery!
And you know there are prizes to be won!  So go check it out!

I couldn't resist one more red white and kraft card!
From The Greetery:
Botani-cuts:  Pine bough
Nordic Frames

Heart Hugs, friends!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

CAS Mix Up March Card Challenge

Hi friends!  Hope all is well with you!
Bonnie is hosting the CAS Mix-Up Challenge this month and she has a video to share about her technique which is "Print Making with Die cuts"

This was fun!  I did what Kathy R did in the video and I laid out a large piece of watercolor paper and then after coloring the butterfly with zig clean color brush pens, I made prints with it all over the watercolor sheet.

I think what it needs is some splatters, but I didn't think of it until right now while I am posting and looking at the card!  LOL, I guess I could always add splatters now, you all just won't be able to see it!

So if you haven't already visited the CAS Mix Up Blog, I suggest you do so, this is another way to get more use out of your dies!  And it does make a pretty cool background too!
 Thank you Bonnie for this suggestion, I really enjoyed doing this technique!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, March 4, 2021


Hi friends!  Today we have a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!
Vicki came up with a very clever prompt: 3 shades of Green!  I can't help but think this is all about shamrocks for St. Patricks Day!  But I didn't make any kind of shamrock card this year even though I have a SIL whose birthday falls on that day!

Instead I used a NBUS stamp from the Greetery, yes I have had it for awhile, but never used it before now!  You can make a card using three shades of green as well, if you like to follow the toppings prompt, if not, just make any kind of birthday card !
This is what I used:
The Greetery:  Pinwheel Party Stencil and Stamp & Die set
DO:  twisted citron, peeled paint, & rustic wilderness

Be sure to check out the clever 3 shades of green from the DT and also from our Special Party Guest, Carol, you can find her here .
Have fun and see you in the gallery!
Heart Hugs, friends!