Saturday, January 2, 2021

Send a Smile 4 Kids

I am so excited to announce that I have joined the Design Team for Send a Smile 4 Kids!  Send a Smile 4 Kids is a group of paper crafters dedicated to providing handmade cards for patients (birth -18 years) in children’s hospitals. Check out their blog for more details on how to Send a Smile 4 Kids, and link up your Love or Valentine card!

My submission:

I used Stampin Up From the Heart paper and jewels, and added a Simon Says sentiment.  Come play along with us!

Friday, December 18, 2020

Black, Red, and White Challenge

 Shopping Our Stash has a Black, Red, and White challenge.  The really cool inspiration cards were mostly Christmas-themed.  Like Maria from SOS, I am long past Christmas cards, and have moved on to Valentine cards.  

The pattern papers are from Carta Bella Words of Love pad, sketch is sort of Mojo Monday 460, sentiment from Simon Says.  The perfectly coordinating die cut heart is from the In Love Arts Multiple Heart D├ęcor dies.  When I have a die set that includes a lot of small pieces, I often leave them connected.  Great variety in this set!

Thursday, December 17, 2020

A Holiday Card

 The Paper Players have a unique holiday color challenge - black, white, and silver.  I mostly make Christmas cards, but like to have a few for this who don't celebrate.

I die cut the snowflakes from holographic metallic paper, and scattered them on shiny black paper layered on silver.  The sentiment is form Hero Arts, stamped in black soot Distress Oxide and heat embossed in clear.  Sooo pretty!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Snowy Greetings

 The Paper Girls have a snowflake challenge going on.  Here are my flakes:

The patterned paper is from my hoarded stash of DCWV Winter Wonder,  The silver snowflakes were cut with Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes die.  I'm also linking up with the Jingle Belles.  Thanks to their challenges throughout the year, I have plenty of cards to use this Christmas!

Thursday, November 5, 2020


 In the midst of COVID 19, job loss, the American election, violence in Ethiopia, and so many other challenges, I forget how really blessed I am.  I have a loving family, food to eat, and a roof over my head.  I am truly grateful!!!

The pretty "grateful" die cut is from In Love Arts.  The die is super delicate, so I ran the paper through my Xyron before I cut it.  The paper is from the Echo Park club kit, the gold twine from my stash.  
Sharing with The Paper Players Turkey challenge. and The Paper Girls Challenge: Pumpkins Color Palette.  

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Sunflowers for Fall

Fall is the best season of all!  Not too hot, no snow, pretty leaves - what could be better!  Check out these beautiful sunflowers: 
The Mini Flower dies are from a new-to-me company - In Love Arts.  Their prices are reasonable (this die set was only $5.33) and have a low threshold for free shipping ($25!).  I like how the dies are attached:
I separated the sunflowers from the others, and left them in a strip to make it harder for me to lose them in the chaos of my craft room. I also like that the release holes are in the center so I could choose punch a place for a brad, or leave it as is.  Here is a discount code for our first purchase from In Love Arts - G-28038.  Let me know what you think!

I am linking this up with The Card Concept as a clean and layered style inspired by the Autumn text, flowers, and rich colors in their inspiration image.  

Full disclosure: In Love Arts gave me the product to use and post an honest review.  If I didn't like them, I would absolutely say so.  

Saturday, October 3, 2020

World Card Making Day!!!

 My husband is out of town, so I get to play ALL day!!!  I'm starting out with a sketch challenge:

Unity image, DCWV papers used for a Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch.  So much fun!