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!

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Poppystamps ~ February

I had the pleasure of meeting in person Nancy Penir at a craft retreat in 2018 at The Whatever Craft House.  That was so fun!
I was beyond thrilled when she asked me to be her guest at Poppystamps celebrating February 
You can see all the wonderful inspiration from the Poppystamps design team HERE

Dies are all Poppystamps dies
The bling is various other companies, some I have had so long they are not labeled.
 Poppy Stamps:  Curvy Heart Side Strip and Stencil
I did not use the stencil on this card.  
I had some baby wipe background papers in my stash and I loved the colors, so I cut out the die in white and layered the baby wipe paper behind it, I had enough to die cut the word also.

This card I did use the stencil!
I backed it with some silver glitter paper I had in my stash.
I layered the die word 4 times with the top one being the same glitter paper and then added some silver bling from Pinkfresh.

I found another background paper in my file of technique papers and thought this would make a good one with this die and it happened to be the full A2 size I needed.   The background was made with a stencil and blending brushes, then I used the curvy heart die to cut it out and put it on a white card base, and added some PTI heart blings.

This last card was actually the first card I made.
I used Poppy stamps glitter paper in an aqua color for the background, thereby cutting out the curvy heart strip with white cardstock.
The sentiment I cut out in a pink cardstock.
Well, that is it for me friends. 
Please do check out the Poppystamp blog, you are sure to be wowed!
And thank you so very much Nancy for asking me to be your guest!


Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, January 26, 2023


Welcome friends!
I am hosting this challenge at SEIZE THE BIRTHDAY and the topping is candles on your birthday card!
If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!
The choice is yours!
I pulled out an older PTI stencil:  balloons
and Catherine Pooler Design stamp:  Make a wish
I was going for a more masculine birthday card
I also used Gina K : ML 2


Friends, there is amazing inspiration waiting for you at the STB blog and our special party guest Stephanie for My Ink Well, please check them all out and join us for this candle birthday challenge!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, January 12, 2023


Cathy is our hostess and she wants to see "winged things" on our birthday cards!
You know the drill...our topping is "winged things" but...
If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!
The choice is yours!

To make this card I used these products:
AVERY ELLE:  Butterflies
PTI: Ways to say birthday
Trinity: jewels
PTI: royal velvet pattern paper
Spectrum Noir:  sparkle pen

Friends it looks like I was a bit heavy with the sparkle pen on the bottom butterfly, you can't really see it in real life the way it looks in the photo (that's a good thing!).
 I did make one other card, since I had the stamps out:

For this card I used:
PTI Pierced Frames
Avery Elle Butterflies
Bazzill Basics Huckleberry Pie paper pack (I think I have had it for years!)
PPP:  Buttercream jewels

Please check out our design team and all their inspiration and we have a NEW Party Guest to WOW you this month!  She is Stephanie Lanzalotto and you can find her here at: MY INK WELL
See you in the gallery!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Saturday, January 7, 2023


Hello and welcome!

I made another card for the Color Hues challenge #55  light pink and gold!

I am loving this card and I think I should make more with different colors of butterflies!

I used DOX inks:  tattered rose and spun sugar, keeping a light hand on blending!


Pinkfresh:  Lush vines (background embossed and hot foil with a glimmer machine)

Pinkfresh:  Butterflies ~ stamp, stencil, die

Penny Black:  Love Die

The Greetery:  Love is (never fails sentiment)

I haven't decided yet if this is a wedding card, an anniversary card, or a Valentines card?

Maybe I need to make a couple more to cover all those bases above!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, January 5, 2023


Welcome friends,
And because I am getting ready for Valentines day, this was a perfect color combo to make a valentines card!

I am sad to say that because I have hoarded this paper for so long and cut it into usable pieces (it is from a 12 x 12 paper pack that I have hoarded for quite some years) I don't know the source of this paper.  But with the gold and light pink I thought it worked perfectly for this card!
I used a Gina K scalloped stitched border die from ML 4
The gold hearts die is Impression Obsession and the paper is DCWV glitter pastels mat stack
The Greetery: Signed & Sealed (envelope  cut from PTI sweet blush)
The Greetery:  Sentiment Suite: Love

I had fun putting this together and I hope you will join the awesome and talented team from Color Hues to be inspired by all their creativity!

 Thanks for stopping by friends, I plan to spend more time here this year, so I look forward to seeing you around the different challenges!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, December 5, 2022


Hi friends!
It is so nice being back in the craft room and playing along with one of my very favorite challenges!

I used an image and sentiment from GinaK called Vertical Variety!
It was just what I have been missing in my collection!  I love all the vertical sentiments.
I used CPD dressed blues ink and rustic cream PTI cardstock.
I ran the CPD ink around the edge of the frame cardstock using the same ink as the image and the sentiment.  Since it is a sympathy card, I left it very clean and simple.

Heart Hugs, friends!