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, April 3, 2020

CAS Christmas April ~ A SONG ~

Bonnie is our hostess this month for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge and she would like us to use a Christmas song on our card.
Now I suppose this little tune will be with me all day!!

PTI Pierced Feature Frame 
PTI Ombre Christmas Sentiments
Lil' Inkers Bells
The Greetery Fit to be Tied
I actually made this card first, then after asking my BFF if she thought this would be "CAS" enough, she suggested maybe only ONE bell instead of three!  And I agree, but I do love the three bells twined with a thin ribbon and the same Fit to be Tied bow for the top!

I hope you will join us this month, go check out all the fabulous Christmas card songs by the team and our special guest Birgit, you can find her here:!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Seize the Birthday ~ Cards for a KID!

Just in time for my favorite three little people's 2nd birthday!
In my case it is for 3 kiddos!
My BFF, Linda ( has triplets and they all moved down here to Oregon, YEAH!
Their mom loves all things animals!
I pulled out the adorable elephants from WPlus9:  Unforgettable and went to town creating my scene!

Can you tell I made the girl in the center and a boy on each side of her!
And I can't believe they will be 2 years old in just a couple of weeks!
I am sure Linda will be posting some adorable pictures of these three on their birthday!
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look, do you have a special "little" someone to celebrate?  Then won't you join us at Seize the Birthday where the topping is a CARD for a KID!
Or if you are not into toppings, then just make a birthday card and enter our challenge HERE.
And our Special Party Guest Stef has a card to share also!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

CAS Christmas March Challenge ~ Winter Flower

Are you ready for another winter flower for our March CAS Christmas?
Another Beautiful Bouquet inspired by The Greetery!
We have pine branches, berries and pretty flowers showcased on a Nordic frame by the Greetery.
 You have until the 24th to post your Winter flower CAS Christmas card friends!
Check out the design team and our special guest Stef of Perry Papercrafts to see how they have inspired you!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Seize the Birthday "Touch of Green"

So Vicki is our hostess and looking for a touch of green in honor of St. Patrick's day coming up?
Just so happens I have a Son-in-law whose birthday is on that day!
So this will be his birthday card!
I used an old VERVE set called Shamrocks for the sentiment.
The birthday sentiment is from The Greetery Sentiment Suite Birthday.
Please join us this time with a touch of green on your BIRTHDAY card!
And as you visit the rest of the design team, don't forget to welcome our Special Party Guest Stef you can find her HERE.
Remember if you aren't a toppings person, you are always welcome to make any kind of birthday card for the challenge!

Please visit the Challenge blog and see what the design team made and also our Special Party Guest!
See you in the gallery!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

CAS Christmas March Challenge~ Winter Flower

So nice to see you here playing along with another CAS Christmas Card Challenge!
I am hosting this month and would like to see a Christmas FLOWER on your card!
I have a beautiful bouquet from The Greetery that I stamped and die cut off the end of the card.
You will be so inspired by the design team, please go look at their cards and welcome our Special Guest Linda too!

The Greetery:  With Love at Christmas
The Greetery:  Drifting
The Greetery: Tree Trimmings (sentiment)
It is also our 2nd birthday celebration and there are prizes friends!!
Winner - $25 GC to Simon Says Stamp
Random Draw from eligible entries - $25 GC to Simon Says Stamp
So now your have even more incentive to get your Christmas card made and join us in celebrating YEAR 2 of CAS Christmas!  See you in the gallery!!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

SEIZE THE BIRTHDAY ~ sentiment as focal image

Hi friends!  Today I am hosting the Seize the Birthday Card Challenge and I am asking you to make a card using a sentiment as your focal image!
I had a large sentiment from Mama Elephant that I thought would be perfect for this challenge, and it just so happens I purchased some yummy embossing powder when I was at a retreat in Nashville, Indiana this last October, it is a Ranger EP and called Aqua Tinsel...yes it has glitter in it and it shines up beautifully!

 Here is a side few so you can see how pretty this aqua tinsel really is!
I mounted it onto a PTI Hawaiian Shores cardstock and also stamped some of the stars from the same set.  Quick and easy kind of card, but it is beautiful with the fun embossing powder!
If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!     The choice is yours!
 Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!
Please visit the design team for more inspiration and also our fabulous Special Party Guest Joyce from Cards by the Sea.
See you in the gallery!!
Heart Hugs, friends!