Monday, February 28, 2022

February Rudolph Days - Merry Christmas with Graphic 45


Hi, Friends......

I almost was unable to get this Rudolph Days card posted in time to get under the wire.  Not only is February a short month, but there were birthday festivities for me this weekend....not to mention that we have a fussy teething grandbaby in the house who isn't feeling well at all.  Then to top it off we were without power for the afternoon and evening today!  Whew!  I am delighted to be able to share my entry after all that. Yay!!

I opened up my new Let It Snow Graphic 45 collection the other day to make my Rudolph Days card.  Love!!!  I did a couple very simple cards....using cutaparts, borders, and pretty background paper.  Easy peasy and so pretty!!!  This is another of my "Use the pretty stuff before I die projects".  :)

Here's my second one....

Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 Let it Snow collection

Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set - retired
Forest Green cardstock
Distress Ink in Pine Needles and Faded Jeans

Hope you enjoyed these cards.  This is your gentle reminder to use your Graphic 45....before you die!!!  lol...
Thank you for stopping by today.


Thank you for the honor of entering these cards in the following challenge(s):
1.  February Rudolph Days
(Maybe more later.....)

Monday, February 14, 2022

C is for Cat - Set of ATCs


Hi, Friends.....

It has been several years since I made any Artist Trading Cards.  In fact it was 4 years ago this month that I celebrated my online ATC 60th Birthday Party where I had weekly ATC challenges for you to participate in.  In honor of my birthday month this year, I am revisiting ATCs.  

I am also joining in with this last-minute entry at the Think Pink (and shades of red) Challenge over at Lost Coast Designs.  I used the Lost Coast Designs - Two Cats stamp on my cards...but only one cat on each ATC.  lol...  

I wanted to stamp a sentiment across the heat embossed I dug out my StazOn ink pad that hadn't been used in years and years.  Amazingly, it only took me a few minutes to find!  It was dry of course but I have a reinker.  Now that I have it freshly re-inked, I need to use it again soon so I don't waste it!!  I added splatters of black to help tie in the black sentiment to the cards.  

(If you wish to see detail, please click on the image to enlarge.)

Supplies used include:
Lost Coast Designs - Two Cats stamp
Lost Coast Designs - ATC Lattice Set
Versafine ink in Crimson Red
Clear embossing powder
Distress Ink in Lipstick Pink, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, and Black Soot
Hampton Art - Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs stamp set (sentiment)
StazOn Ink in Black

Hope you enjoyed seeing my ATCs.  Are you interested in trading?  If so, send me an email  (jwoolbright at gmail dot com).  I might have to make more ATCs if more than three of you want to trade with me...since I want to save one for myself!  :)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Happy Valentine's Day to all!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this set of ATCs in the following challenge(s):
1.  Lost Coast Designs - Think Pink (and shades of red)
More later, maybe.... :)

Thursday, February 3, 2022

The Lord God is a Sun and Shield


Hi, Friends.....

How about something bright and colorful and warm and sunny for a change?????  Sometimes I get weary of living in a monochrome winter world of ice and snow and need some color.  What about you?  For our Southern Hemisphere friends, these are the colors they will be seeing soon.  For me I can dream of warm golden days.  :)

Supplies used include:
Verve - Scripture Medley 2 stamp set (retired)
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Clear Embossing Powder
MFT - Sunny Skies Die (retired)
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set (retired)
Prima - Gold Doilies

Hope you enjoyed this warm ray of sunshine today.  Thank you for stopping by!!  


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. PIP Challenge #2205 - Sunshine
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #529-530 - AG
3. HA Stay Crafty Feb Challenge - AG
4. All Sorts Week #661 - AG
Double Trouble Challenge #102 - Thing 1: AG
6. CHPP February Challenge - Use Patterned Paper

Sorry For the Loss of Your Furry Friend


Hi, Friends......

As many of you know, my hubby is a veterinarian.  He sometimes needs an extra special pet sympathy card for friends he helps through the difficult time of losing a pet.  He requested I make a card this week for him to send.  When he saw it, he liked the design so well that he asked if I might make him several to have on hand.  I made some for dogs and some for cats.  

I had the idea of this card from how pets leave such a hole in our hearts when we lose them.  That is symbolized by the dog shape die cut out of the heart and the pawprints leading away with the dog nearly out of sight.  The CAS design is uncluttered and straight to the point.  I was able to use scraps for the heart and the dog.  

Supplies used include:
KI Memories - Pets stamp set (retired) - pawprint
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (retired)
Paper Smooches - Feline Friends stamp set (retired) - sentiment
Find It Trading - Amy Design - Animal Medley die set (retired) - dog
Darice - Nesting Hearts die set
Versafine ink in Smokey Gray
Scraps of red and shimmery gray cardstock

Hope this card inspires you to perhaps have a pet sympathy card or two on hand.  They can be difficult to make when you suddenly need one.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  Hope all of you in the path of the winter storms stay safe!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Snippets Playground Challenge #420 Ruby's Memory - Use Snippets
2. Cut It Up Challenge #244 - Hard To Say
3. DL.ART Feb 2022 Linky Party
4. Double Trouble Challenge #102 - Thing 1: AG, Thing 2: Entering at Dies R Us
5. Dies R Us Challenge 186 - Valentine's/Love
6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #529-530 - AG
7. Double D Challenge - Hearts

8. Colorful Options Feb 2022 - Rosey Red

9. Die Cut Divas Feb 2022 Challenge - Angle It  (I have the pawprints angled up from the heart.)