One seed can start a garden, one candle can light a room, one step can begin a journey, one conversation can start a friendship, one smile from a handmade card can lift one's SPIRIT!

Friday, October 15, 2021


 Hi friends, we are halfway through October and you still have time to join us at CAS CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE  with a red and gray Christmas card!  Marcia is our fabulous hostess this month.

I used a PTI Round Off Edger to make my shape, then I ran it through a Sizzix 3-D Winter Snowflakes embossing folder.  My snowflake die cut is from Gina K Snowflake Trio and the sentiment is from Hero Arts Christmas Rose stamp set.  I also embossed the envelope flap with a snowflake embossing folder that was NOT 3-D!

You have until the 24th to enter your card in the gallery, I hope to see you there!

If you need more inspiration check out all the awesomeness at CAS Christmas to see more cards from the design team!  One more month of challenges friends!!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, October 14, 2021


Our challenge this time is to use a stencil on our BIRTHDAY CARD for SEIZE THE BIRTHDAY CHALLENGECathy chose our topping this time, and if you don't want to play along with the topping you are always welcome to make any kind of birthday card!
I went all out with my stencil challenge this time!
I used Pinkfresh Studios Slimline Diamond Builder Stencil for my background
Pinkfresh Studio:  Happy Blooms stamp, stencil & die!!
The Greetery:  sentiment:  Birthday Blooms
I really went bold this time, I am usually a bit more CAS with my cards, but I sure had fun playing with the diamond builder stencil and made quite a few backgrounds.  And I found it was fun to use even one color, just with a light hand to start and then get darker as you use each new stencil.  Very fun to experiment with different colors and using only one or two!

Please go check out the birthday card stencil ideas from the team and our Party Guest Carol whom you can find HERE!
See you in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Sunday, October 3, 2021


Another Color Hues Challenge friends!
Yeah, orange and green, perfect for fall leaves!

I used the Spellbinder Glimmer Autumn Leaf border and colored with my zigs.
I also used a SB Glimmer sentiment.
I used a paper from the Recollections Kraft foil pack for the sides
of the card.
Thanks for another fun color challenge!

Heart Hugs, friends!


We have a new challenge up at CAS CHRISTMAS CARD CHALLENGE  hosted this month by Marcia!  She is looking for gray and red on our Christmas cards this month.

I am trying the new mini slimline size and I kind of like it!
This is what I used:
CPD:  Slimline Furries
WPlus9:  Most Wonderful
Avery Elle:  Custom Panels (snowbanks)

I used CPD inks, even the bird is gray and red!
Friends there are two months left to get inspired by the team at CAS Christmas and get your cards done and ready to mail out for Christmas! I will look for you in the gallery!
 And a great big welcome to our Guest Designer, Darnell!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, September 30, 2021


Hi friends, welcome to SEIZE THE BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE!

Our Topping this time is chosen by Shirley and she wants to see a CAKE on your birthday card!

You are always welcome to make any kind of birthday card if you don't want to do the topping!

Please check out all the exceptional cakes on the challenge blog by the team and our Surprise Party Guest!

I love chocolate birthday cakes...yummmm

This is an older PTi set called Just Desserts 

The background paper is from a PTI pack: Hooray

The circle dies are from Waffle Flower Nesting circles and Additional Circles

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, September 23, 2021


I do love fall, I love the cooler weather but still have the sun!
And it just so happens I love leaves and just yesterday I put together this card and then VOILA!
I see a post on IG from Michele showing the Inspired By Challenge!

I caught the Hot Glimmer Bug and thought I would use this Modern Lines plate from Spellbinders.
then I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves and some background papers from my stash made with alcohol inks. They were perfect for the falling leaves!

I used a sentiment from Penny Black: Hello Autumn

The design team have some amazing cards for more inspiration, go check them out and play along!

 And I have been making more than just this one...all with leaves..take a look:

Awhile back I made this set from an older PTI set called Make It Market Kit: Color Pop: Autumn
I stenciled the leaves and colored and die cut some for added dimension.  
And then just yesterday (because I was looking for autumn cards to color, I ran across the Penny Black stamp Hello Autumn!

I just love this little girl looking up at the falling leaf.
I decided to add her to the new Color Hues Challenge of pink and purple!
Okay that is it for me, I am done with leaves for now...although I did pull out one more stamp:  Elegant Leaves from Sunny Studios that I might have to ink up!
Happy crafting friends... hope you get to play on World Card Making Day!
Have a super duper weekend! 

Heart Hugs, friends!