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!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021


Hi friends, one more chance to make a snowman card for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge,

you have until June 24 to get it into the gallery!

I used the Hero Arts November 2020 Card Kit for my images.  I think this snowman is so cute, I nestled him among some snowbanks.

Go see what the designers have made for your inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by and I will look for you in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, June 10, 2021


Hello Friends!  Welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge!
Lindsey is our hostess this time and she is looking for a nautical theme on our birthday cards!
You are welcome to always make any kind of card as long as it is a birthday one!
Our Special Party Guest is Melanie of Cards by Melanie, please check out her inspirational card along with all the other designers!

I love the stamp set from Gina K called Ocean Minded, it has a wonderful stamp that looks like the waves coming into shore!  Even the sentiments look like they are drawn in the sand!  I also used a set called By the Sea also from Gina K to add the other nautical elements to the card!

I hope you will join us this time around for a Nautical theme birthday card!
I will look for you in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, June 3, 2021


Welcome friends to our JUNE CAS CHRISTMAS CARD CHALLENGE brought to us by Hideko and SNOWMEN!  I love snowmen, don't you?  They are like snowflakes, no two alike, which is a good thing because then I can have lots of snowmen stamps and they are all different!  *wink *wink

My stamp is from:  Whipper Snapper:  Last Man Standing!
I used a Poppy Stamps die frame called "Let it Snow" Frame
and then I stamped and colored in the snowman and the two wonky trees.

Halfway through this year, so we best kick it up a notch and make more Christmas cards before the time is upon us!  Please check out the inspiration from our guest Steph and the design team and I will look forward to seeing your card in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, May 27, 2021


Hi friends, so good to see you!
We have a new Seize the Birthday Challenge brought to us by Shirley!
She want to see "wheels" on our birthday cards!

I borrowed this stamp from my BFF, thanks Lin!
It is a Stamp of Life:  bicycle2stamp
I hope I have inspired you to play along, please see what the design team and our special Party Guest, Lynda from Loopyloocards has created for more inspiration!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021


I couldn't resist another purple and teal card for the Color Hues challenge.
And my BFF loaned me the Pop-Up Florals from PTI, so I made another card!

I used The Greetery: Shiplap Builder
The Greetery:  Inside & Out Berry Branch
Taylored Expressions:  Butterfly Wishes (sentiment)

Aren't they fun colors?  I hoe you will go check out all the awesomeness from all the designers on the Color Hues Challenge and play along! 

thanks for visiting!

I couldn't resist sharing a new picture of Jackson at 1 month old!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Wednesday, May 19, 2021


I am playing along with the new Color Hues Challenge # 18  PURPLE AND TEAL!
I love that color combo!!

My BFF was over last week and we both had new crafty items to share!  She took a couple of mine home and she left a couple for me to play with more.
This is the Gina K: "A Little Hello Layering Stencil"
I also used the hexagon shape from Altenew: Geo Frames
Gina K:  Master Layouts 2
Catherine Pooler Inks:  In the Park, Mardi Gras, Grape Crush, Drive-In,Twilight

It is always fun to play with new stamps and stencils!

How fun is this image, Nancy's son showed her how to get it to flash around for us!  
I love it Nancy!!  So fun and sure draws your eyes to the color words!

Heart Hugs, friends!