Wednesday, June 30, 2021

GIVEAWAY: June Rudolph Days - Santa and Reindeer Stencil



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Hi, Friends.....

Are we all warm enough yet????  It is sooooooooo hot here in Idaho that even the bugs are dying!!!  (The only silver lining I have found!)  I have to water my garden twice a day.  I can't have the stove on (Okay, TWO silver cooking!), or have the lights on, or do ANYTHING in the house.....even craft!  So it is fortunate that I had played with this Santa stencil and embossing paste several weeks ago.  I am squeaking in with this card at the last minute for the June Rudolph Days over at Scrappy Mo's.

Although I am happy with the way this card turned out, this stencil is not really my style.  It is a gently used retired brass Quietfire Santa and Reindeer stencil and I have used it only this one play session.  I decided that I would offer it as a giveaway to a commenter who would like to have it.  Maybe nobody wants it, but if you are interested say "Yes, please to the stencil" in the comments.  This giveaway is open until 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time, July 7, 2021.  I will send this gift WORLDWIDE....just like Santa does! 


Supplies used include:
Leftover gesso spattered background
Quietfire Santa and Reindeer stencil retired (YOU CAN WIN THIS!!!)
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste (retired)

W plus 9 - Tree Border
die set

Stamper's Anonymous - TH Collection 2016 Stamptember Holiday stamp set  (retired)

Versafine ink in Majestic Blue

Hope you liked my card.  I was wishing a snowy scene would make me feel cooler, but it didn't work.  lol...  (Feel free to remind me that when we had snow in May I said I was very ready for the warm weather to get here!!!  Arrrrgh!)  Stay safe if you are in one of the severe weather regions!!  Thank you for stopping by! 


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. June Rudolph Days
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #548
CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #143

Monday, June 7, 2021

Glorious Spring Wishes


Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a spring card I better get posted while there is still some spring left!!  lol..... Our weather turned chilly again, so I will be glad for the sun and warmth to get here again!   I used a lovely NBUS stamp set that Holley Barnhart sent me for my basket of daffodils.  (THANKS, Holley!!)  Love how bright and springy these colors are!! 

Supplies used include:
Gina K. Designs - Springtime Baskets (retired)
Versafine Ink in Smokey Gray
Spectrum Noir markers
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set (retired)
DCWV scraps of Butterly Garden paper
Assorted solid cardstock

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my card.  I hope your day is full of sunshine and flowers and even a few butterflies!!   


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
Creative Fingers Challenge #209 - AG
DL.ART JUNE 2021 Linky Challenge
Word Art Weeks #493-494 - AG
4. Crafty Hazelnut June Patterned Paper Challenge
Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge #23 - Fun in the Sun (I went with a sunny theme)
6. We Love Choc Baroque June Challenge - Hand Colored or Paper-Pieced Image
Butterfly Challenge #157 - N is for Naples Yellow and New York Pink (Just entering for Butterfly + two options this time.)

8. STAMPlorations Spring Fling Linky Party


Sunday, June 6, 2021

Spring Butterfly - Joy of the Lord


Hi, Friends......

I'm back with a quick card I made with spring butterflies and an encouraging scripture verse.  As you might know, STAMPlorations is on the last day or two of their Spring Fling event.  I couldn't let it pass by without entering! 

As I have mentioned before, I used to make a ton of simple little note card sets that left me with untold numbers of patterned paper scraps exactly the right width for a slim-line card.  It's fun to pull out my embellishments and a simple stamped sentiment for a quick card using one of them as a background.  Here I used some dollar store butterflies and a foil lined flower chippie that Karen Ladd sent me a long time ago!  ❤

Other supplies used include:
Stampabilities - Nehemiah 8:10 G1009 (very ancient...has a 2000 date on it!)
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Clear embossing powder
Solid and patterned paper scraps from stash

Thank you for stopping by today to take a look at this quick and easy card.   Have a lovely week!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
Double Trouble Challenge #85 -AG + Opt YoYo Fun:  Thing 1 - AG, Thing 3 - Twisted Sister YoYo Trick: The Butterfly
2.  Butterfly Challenge #157 - N is for Navy Blue (Just entering for Butterfly + one option this time.)
3. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #142
4. Word Art Weeks #493-494 - AG
5. Get Ready for STAMPlorations Spring Fling Party
6. STAMPlorations Spring Fling Linky Party

YoYo Fun with Double Trouble


This is exactly how my cats feel about our little grandson!!  lol...

Hi, Friends....

I am here sharing a fun card I made with some scraps that happened to fall together in one of my (many) scrap bags.  I really love how the negative die cut looks with the pine, periwinkle, turquoise and aqua colors.  I added some pale mint glittery stars from scraps to echo the dry embossing.  What do you think?  Is this unusual color combo too weird????  lol...  (You can be honest!  Well, maybe not toooooooooooo honest!!!  Ha.) 

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Baby Cutaway die - retired
Winnie & Walter - Big Bang Confetti Cutaways die set - retired
Darice - Assorted Stars embossing folder
Assorted solid and glitter cardstock from stash

And now for a fun little item.....
Double Trouble has a Bonus YoYo Fun challenge just about ready to I am hurrying to get this posted.  One little extra they did was challenge us to find an old yoyo that was stored away somewhere and share a pic of the family playing with it.  They have a great prize if they have at least 10 entries, but sadly hardly anyone rose to the challenge.  No matter, I still decided to enter. 

Here I present my little 7-1/2 month old grandson, Miles, playing with an old yoyo my kids had when they were growing up. 
We never get rid of ANYTHING (ugh..), so I knew we still had one around!!! I actually knew right where to look and found two of them!  Ha.

Hope you enjoyed my card and my yoyo picture!!  Thank you for stopping by today.  


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
Double Trouble Challenge #85 -AG + Opt YoYo Fun:  Thing 1 - AG, Thing 3 - Twisted Sister YoYo Trick: Rock the Baby  PLUS Bonus YoYo photo.
CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #142
Word Art Weeks #493-494 - AG
4. Creative Fingers Challenge #209 - AG
DL.ART JUNE 2021 Linky Challenge
Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #404 - Use Snippets  

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

May CCC Reveal - Coffee, Right Meow!

Hi, Friends......

I am here to share the card I made for the May Card Chain Challenge exchange.  These were the options to choose from:

Colour Palette Option
(Exact matching is not required.)

Sketch Option
Orient as desired.

Theme Options: Tea or Coffee and optional Cake/ Mandala Patterns/ Friendship
Product / Technique Options: Embossing Folders/Heat Embossing

I chose the Coffee Theme option and the Embossing Folder and Heat Embossing Technique options.  I used a wild background I made a long time ago from watercolor marker water.  My card was going to Cat in Maryland, so naturally I had to make it cat-themed, too!  😸

Supplies used include:
Technique Junkies - Coffee Kitty stamp
Your Next Stamp - Coffee...Right Meow!! stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder
Embossing Folder -
QuicKutz - Retro Diamonds (retired)

Hope you enjoyed seeing this fun card.  We would love for you to join in the Card Chain Challenge, too!  June sign-ups are still open HERE.  Hope to see you there!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. DL.ART JUNE 2021 Linky challenge
2. SUYP Challenge #67
3. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #141
4. Double Trouble Challenge #85 -AG + Opt YoYo Fun:  Thing 1 - AG, Thing 3 - Twisted Sister YoYo Trick:  Walk the Cat