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!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Seize the Birthday ~ It's Just a Number!!

Hello Friends!  I am hosting this challenge over at Seize the Birthday and the topping is: 
I hope you will play along with us, you are always welcome to make any kind of birthday card if you don't want to have this theme for your card!
My Grandson is turning 20 in just a couple of weeks, I think he will get a big kick out of this cards!
I used a free digi stamp from Gerda Steiner, love this big bear holding that yummy looking cupcake.
I used a big dot stencil for the background and some striped paper on the side!  How did he get to be 20 already?  It seems like just yesterday I was rocking him!  *wink
And please welcome our NEW PARTY GUEST : ANNIE !  Be sure to stop by and visit her and give her some love!
I will look for your card in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

CAS Christmas September with Nance ~ TREATS

Hi friends, today Nance is our hostess and she is asking us to make a Christmas card with TREATS
on the card for our September CAS Christmas Challenge!
I pulled out an older PTI stamp that was from a SAF called Scent - imentals.  It has a very cute gingerbread man with a perfect sentiment.

 I masked a heart and inked it up, then attached my gingerbread with a heart. 
Isn't that "scentiment" perfect?

Won't you join us with a Christmas card and a treat?
Hope to see you in the gallery!

While I had the stamp out I decided to make a few more, just to add to my stash because it seems I never have the right amount of Christmas cards, I always find one more person I need to give one to.

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Seize the Birthday ~ Square Card ~

The hostess this challenge at Seize the Birthday is Glenda and she asked us to make a square card!
Well friends I had to pull out my Gina K wreath builder stencils and make a square card.
I selected my image from a new stamp from Sweet & Sassy called All Wrapped Up.
I liked the big gift and colored it in the center.
Then using the wreath builder I was able to line up my sentiment and stamp it on all four sides.
PTI sentiment:  Ways to Say Birthday

I will look for your SQUARE CARD in the gallery!
you are always welcome to make any kind of birthday card if you aren't into the squares!!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

CAS Christmas August ~ Glitter

 This glittery snowflake card is for the CAS Christmas August Challenge.
You can probably tell I have loved playing with the NUVO glimmer paste (moonstone color).
I followed the directions for this technique from HERE.  I used about three colors of copics to shade my paper before adding the glimmer paste, it has a nice sparkle to it, doesn't it?
It is NOT too late to play along this month.  Please check out the blog and see all the fabulous cards from the DT!  See you in the gallery!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Seize the Birtheday ~ Butterflies ~

Barbara is our hostess and she asked for us to make a birthday card with butterflies!
I love butterflies, I plant flowers so that I can attract them to my yard!
This is a PTI set called Color Pop:  Butterflies!  It was a mini kit and it came with stencils and stamps and the card stock to make the above card...I just needed to fill in all the white space!
I used both stencils and stamps to complete the card, I love how it looks, so bright and festive and definitely full of butterflies!
The sentiment is a stamp and die set also from PTI called Bold & Beautiful.
We encourage you to make a butterfly birthday card, but you are always welcome to make any kind of card as long as it is always a birthday one!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

CAS Christmas August ~ GLITTER

I couldn't resist more snowflakes with glitter friends!
Loll is our hostess for the August CAS Christmas and she is looking for cards with glitter...and you know you will be wearing it for weeks!

I used some Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing glitter for the snowflake and the strip at the bottom. 
A pretty CAS and easy card to make!

 Gina K Joy of the Season
PTI: Pen & Ink
I hope you have been inspired with a glittery card that really sparkles and shines, check out the rest of the team over at the CAS Christmas August Challenge.

Heart Hugs, friends!