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~O, Baby~

First off, I want to say that just because I made a boy card, doesn’t mean our next grandchild is a boy. I was just tired of making baby girl cards.

Because of all the craziness around here, I needed a really quick card. Like 30 minutes … and it would have been quicker if i didn’t need a few minutes of dry time.

Why not let the pretty papers do the work for you! Many of the paper pads now have a page of sentiments, and such.

These super cute papers make it look like I did a lot of work, but I didn’t!

I used:

Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Welcome baby basics

Echo Park 6×6 – It’s A Boy
1/4″ ScortapeMidnight cardstock

Sunny Yellow cardstock

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~Congrats, Grad!~

We’re having some real nice Spring weather, and with Spring comes graduations. We only have one graduate in the family this year, so I customized the card with the school colors. They just happen to be my favorite colors, too! What were your school colors? Mine were Blue and Gold (Go Eagles!}

I love using the Bazzill mirrored cardstock. It typically does not show well in pictures, but this time it worked out well.

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Grad Sentiments
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Congrats Grad
Bundle – Grad
Bazzill Red Mirrored cardstock

White embossing powder
1/4″ ScorTape
3M 1/8″ foam dimensional tape

Black Cardstock
White Gel Pen
Nuvo Drops

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Today I took a little poetic license and created a hybrid card, using 2 sets and their respective dies.

I was happy to get the idea that’s been floating in my head for a couple days now. My youngest son and his family moved to a bigger place. With three little girls, their previous apartment was cramped. I made this for them.

I took the books image from A Man of Knowledge and with a little snip snip, they become birdhouses.

I wish I had the grass die that I’ve been wanting for years. But, with a little pair of scissors can do the job, too!

I used:

Stamp Simply – All Season Decor
Stamp Simply – A Man of Knowledge
Stamp Simply Dies -All Season Decor
Stamp Simply Dies – A Man of Knowledge
All Season Decor Bundle –
A Man of Knowledge Bundle –
Echo Park 6×6 My Favorite Spring
Memento Full Size Dye Ink
Divine Twine
Enamel Dots

1/4″ ScorTape
3M dimensional foam
Black Cardstock
Baby Blue Cardstock
White Gel Pen
Black Sharpie


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It’s been a busy busy week and the only thing keeping me sane is creating. We are having a garage sale in June and I’m suppose to be sorting through stuff, but the minute I walk into the studio, I just want to make stuffs!

This week’s challenge was to make a patriotic card. I adore the patriotic sets from Stamp Simply. And I am in love with this wood paper by Echo Park (America).
I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – The Red, white and blue

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Patriotic Sentiments

Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Red White and blue Flag

Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Fishtail Sentiment Banners

Echo Park 6×6 – America

Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink

Lace – tea dyed

Enamel Dots

1/4″ ScorTape

3M dimensional foam tape


I have a ton of lace in my arsenal, but I wanted it a different color, so I put my lace in a tea bath and it came out perfect!


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~Mother’s Day~

Mother’s Day cards are a difficult challenge. I lost my mom in 1992. My mother-in-law passed in 2014. So, I started thinking of other Mothers in my life. My mom was one of seven girls. Now, I look to some of those aunts for guidance when needed. Fortunately, I had an amazing example in my own mom, so I have the ability to be there when and if my daughter-in-laws need my opinion.

I love the mirrored Bazzill cardstock, but I always forget that it’s nearly impossible to get the pictures to show that.

Once again, I’ve gravitated to the Craft Consortium papers.

I got a kick out of this photo. You can see my forehead in the reflection!

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Thinking of You Rose

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Typewritten Year Round Greetings
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Thinking of You Rose

Bazzill Silver mirror cardstock
Craft Consortium – 6×6 – Bright Blooms

Thinlits – Holiday Greens

Thinlits – Crochet
1/4″ Mint Green Silk Ribbon
Kaisercraft Paper Blooms
Small butterfly punch

Novu drops

1/4″ ScorTape

3M Foam dimensional tape

I put a rose on the inside as a nod to my mom. Her middle name was Rose and roses were definitely her flower!

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~Good News~

It's less than a couple weeks away... Easter!

Has anyone seen my mojo? Ever since I got out of the hospital, time has been beating me on every level. The new Spring Release has so many amazing sentiments and graphics. I kept waffling as to which set to use.

I was looking to make a flat for mailing card and I lucked out with this super simple layout.

I added a simple stamped sentiment on the inside. And have I mentioned this Craft Consortium 6×6 paper ~ Patina, is just so luscious! Craft Consortium papers have quickly becoming my “go to” paper.
I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – The Good News
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Salvation
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – God’s Word
Craft Consortium 6×6 – Patina
Nestabilites – standard circles
Memento Teal Zeal Dye ink

Black cardstock

White cardstock

1/4″ ScorTape

3M dimensional foam tapeNuvo Drops


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~John 3:16~

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 [niv]

It’s no secret that Easter is my most favorite holiday. I love the memories of my youth at Easter. The frilly dress, patten leather shoes, bonnets!

Here are a few priceless photos from the late 60’s

First pic is my whole family. The next is me and my two brothers. And the last is a hysterical picture of me. Get a load of that hairdo! I think my mom made my dress.

So many memories!
I used a little whimsical “Happy Easter” to the inside.

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Salvation
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Easter is for Jesus
Echo Park 6 x 6 – My Favorite Easter
Divine twine – pink/white
Spellbinders – Scalloped circle
VersaFine Ink Pad – Onyx Black
VersaMagi – Aspen Mist

Nuvo Crystal Drops

1/4″ ScorTape

3M Dimentional foam

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A Man of Knowledge

I’ve been poked and prodded and tested for the last 5 months. And more to come. Today, I weighed myself for the first time in months and I’ve lost nearly 60 lbs!

Today I’m sharing a card made from the new release, A Man of Knowledge. This set is suitable for both men and women. This card was claimed immediately by my aunt, whose boss is leaving their employer for bigger and better pursuits.

I had a little fun with this. The Craft Consortium papers are so beautiful. But this girl had to think outside the box. I wanted the books to have an ombre appearance, so I cut the cover off the pad and used the gradient across the top.

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – A Man of Knowledge
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – A Man of Knowledge
Bundle –
Craft Consortium -6×6 – Ink Drops Ocean
Versmark –

3M dimensional foam

Black Cardstock

Gold Novu Drops

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Iris Birthday

I’m slowly gaining strength after months of agony. It is an especially great feeling to get back to the studio a little bit each day. Today I’m sharing a card made with Stamp Simply’s new set Happy Day Iris.

The Spring release is 5 new sets and 2 new die sets. All are going to be favorites!

I purposely left a space between Happy and Birthday so I can write ‘ belated ‘ there. I had intended to send a birthday card to one of my aunts, but ended up in the hospital 3 days before.

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Happy Day Iris

Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Happy Day Iris

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Happy Day Iris Bundle

Craft Consortium Grunge Dark 6×6

Craft Consortium Watercolors 6×6

Spellbinders Celebrations Die – Pierced Ovals

Memento Tuxedo black dye ink

White cardstock

White drops


3M foam tape

Thanks for stopping by! I will have something new coming soon!

He Is The Light

If anyone has notice, I’ve been out of the game for nearly 4 months. I have had numerous illness and a 3rd fall. I can hardly believe the long list of illnesses, broken ribs, I spent 11 days in the hospital.

This week, I’m sharing a lighthouse card. Great card for a guy (or a girl)!

I used:

He Is The Light clear stamps

He is the Light Dies

He is the light Bundle

He Stilled the storm dies

Graphic 45 Seas the day



Thanks for stopping by! Come back for more as I recuperate**

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