Friday, December 31, 2021

Birthday Girl


F4A619 - It's a Girl Thing

USEIT2021 - Bow

I needed to use up a stack of these bows from my tote and today's Free for All is perfect for using them.

I actually cut several cards out all the same layout and stamped birthday, thank you and thinking of you sentiments then layered the cards to use up these bows.

Birthday Girl

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Birthday Mouse


WT877 - Bubbles....champagne bubbles, bubbles in the ocean

USEIT2021 - Butterfly & House Mouse image

This house mouse image was in my stack of images needing colored. Once colored I layered and added this butterfly from my tote of items I am trying to use up.

Birthday Mouse

Welcome Pup


SC886 this week's sketch

I cut the layers on this card, die cut the sentiment and colored the image with copics.

Welcome Pup

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Hello Elephant


MMTPT701 - decorate BOTH sides of the card front

I sponged the elephant stencil silhouette on the outside the inside has the entire elephant sponged.

The Hello is die cut 3 times stacked and Nuvo Drops added.

Hello Elephant

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day


CAS670 - CASE a CAS fav from 2021-- your own or someone elseĆ¢e(TM)s - I chose to case IC791 Banner Valentines Day by nwilliams6 at Splitcoaststampers card.

I loved all the hearts Nancy put on the card and used candy hearts for my background.

Once the hearts were stamped I colored them in pastels then stamped the sentiment and popped it up on dimensionals finishing off with the bow.

Happy Valentine's Day

Hugs, Kisses and Valentine Wishes


FS777 - today's incredibly talented Featured Stamper is Rosemary aka rcuccia. Her gallery is amazing and full of so many wonderful creations. I found Shades of Pink Valentine by rcuccia at Splitcoaststampers beauty.

Her hearts reminded me of the old candy hearts and I just recently got this new candy heart stamp. I white heat embossed it on red card stock. Next I stamped the plaid strip and finished off with the sentiment.

Hugs, Kisses and Valentine Wishes

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Congrats Pup


IC838 - Christmas flowers and foliage I was inspired by THIS

DEC21VSNF - Lassie (add a dog to your cards)

I am trying to use up a large book of dog images and they are perfect for my donations every month. The inspiration was great to inspire me to grab some more of the images for some quick congratulations cards.

I cut the layers, stamped the sentiments and punched the ovals.

Congrats pup

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Christmas Ornament


WT876 - Christmas flowers and foliage: poinsettias, pine, mistletoe, holly.

This card was so much fun to make. I did cut the ornament in white and then the decorative part in red and layered on dimensionals. I stamped and die cut the flowers and pine cones and sponged the color. Next I shaped the pieces and layered. Finished the flowers with stickles and prills and added pearls to the ornament.

Christmas Ornament

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

With Sympathy


SC885 - This week's sketch

For my card base I used a dotted die cut with paw prints. I then cut the layers and rather than the circle I used a heart. I also turned the card layout.

Once the pieces were layered, I added Nuvo Drops to the black parts of the heart and paw print.

With Sympathy

Merry Christmas Poinsettia


CC875 - This weeks colors

I die cut the card base then the additional layers were cut with a gold mirror paper.

Next I stamped the flowers and leaves and sponged colors and shaped them. They were then layered and finished with prills and stickles.

Merry Christmas Poinsettia

Monday, December 20, 2021



MMTPT700 - make a card or cards for your neighbor(s)

USEIT2021 - Holly embellishment & Snowman image

DEC21VSNK - Gilmore Girls - Snow Card

F4A617 - Snow

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

I have a few neighbors that I hand deliver Christmas cards and those are my favorite to give because I can add large embellishments to get them out of my tote of items. This snowman was also in my stack of images needing colored and used up.

I colored the snowman, used some snow paper to back the image and layered. I finished off the card with this holly embellishment from my tote of items I am trying to use up.




CAS669 - Merry and Bright - anything that fits w/ the theme, does not have to be Christmas

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

I stamped this cute DRS Designs sweater a few times and added the different coordinating stamps to the sweaters. I colored with copics and added the center sentiment.


Sunday, December 19, 2021

'Tis the Season


FS776 - This week's amazingly talented Featured Stamper is Jo Ann, better known as Jo Ann F. I found this wonderful IC553 - B&W Wreath 2 by Jo Ann F. at Splitcoaststampers.

I was drawn to the white heat embossed on black card stock on Jo Ann's card.

I heat embossed the sentiment and image on my card in white on black card stock. I then die cut the layers and embossed the pink with a sweater emboss folder and popped the panel up on dimensionals.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

A Couple of Pet Cards


DEC21VSNN - Music/dancing

This fun singing pet image always cracks me up.

I colored the image with copics and cut the paper layers. Added a thank you banner and finished with some ribbon.

Singing Friends
DEC21VSNF - Lassie (add a dog to your cards)

I love using these wonderful dog images from a book of dog images. They make really quick cards because they are already colored. I cut these out, added some DPs and die cut the sentiments.

More Christmas Cards


DEC21VSNM - Pinterest inspiration board: TV guide covers where I was inspired by THIS cover.

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

USEIT2021 - Santa Image

I needed to get this image colored from my stack of images. I colored it up with pencils and die cut the layers. Added some punched snowflakes from my stash and finished them off with stickles.

Santa and Rudolph
DEC21VSNK - Gilmore Girls - snow card

USEI2021 - Stamped image in my stack of images

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

When I saw this Gilmore Girls challenge, I dug through my stack of images needing colored and found this cute snow scene. I colored it with copics and die cut the layers.

Winter Scene
DEC21VSNI - Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

I bought this great die cut set from Pink and Main last year and had hoped to get a card made for this year's cards but alas I did not get a chance to use it. This is perfect for the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood challenge and a great card to start on next year's stash.

I cut all the pieces and assembled the card. I added some stickles to the roof top of the homes and added some color to the snowman using copics.

Happy Holidays
DEC21VSNH - Cooking Show-- sour cream container

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

This was super easy to make and makes for a fun small gift container. I also added a tag that I made for an earlier challenge this year and finished with fancy ribbon and some bells.

Sour Cream Container

IC837 - Emerlyn Closet where I found this inspiration HERE.

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

I created this using my Heartfelt Creations poinsettia stamping in blue then sponging on additional color on the ends. Die cut the layers of the flower, shaped and layered. Added a couple of leaves and finished with prills and stickles.

The base is an old SU poinsettia emboss folder and the sentiment is also from Heartfelt Creations.

Blue Poinsettia

Girly Fun Cards


DEC21VSNL - Newspaper

I used a piece of dictionary paper for my "newspaper" piece. Stamped the layered butterfly from Altenew and added the birthday sentiment finishing the card off with some gems.

Girly Birthday Wishes
DEC21VSNG - The Golden Girls--sassy lady

USEIT2021 - Sassy Lady Image

I needed to use up this fun sassy lady from my stack of images and she is perfect for the Sassy Lady challenge. She came already colored so all I had to do was cut the layers and I added a few fun punched hearts. The inside sentiment says, "Dance like no one is watching".

DEC21VSNO - Ghosts - use vellum or acetate on your card

I am starting to work on my family's card orders for next year and while going through my drawers of paper scraps I came across this beautiful paper. I wanted to let it do most of the work so adding some velum still lets the paper show.

Cut the layers, stamped the sentiment and added some sheer ribbon that has some of the pink to pick up the paper.

Cute Foxy Birthday Card


DEC21VSNJ - twine OR washi tape

USEIT2021 - Fox

I am still trying to use up a tote of items in my craft room that have been given to me. This cute fox was in that tote and I thought he would make a fun birthday card.

I found this purple scrap in my scrap drawer and it was just large enough to put the fox on. I cut the layers, added some bakers twine and stamped the sentiment finishing off with some Nuvo Drops.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Chalk One Up


DEC21VSNE - Wide World of Sports-- masculine card with sports theme

My son is enjoying playing pool at college and actually did a really cool move that my brother taught him (I wish I knew enough about pool to know the move). Anyway, he was so excited he pulled it off that he actually called my brother to thank him for showing him the move. 

My MIL asked me for a few cards for next year and I thought this was perfect for a birthday card for my son from her using my all-time favorite stamp from DRS Designs.

I stamped the image and sentiment, colored with copics and cut the layers.

Chalk One Up

Welcome Baby


DEC21VSND - Family Ties-- create a card that represents family +a ribbon/cord that has been tied

USEIT2021 - Lamb Button

When I think of Family I think of a new baby. This challenge is perfect for a new baby card. I die cut the onsie, cut the layers, added the ribbon and finished with this cute lamb button from my tote of items needing used up.

Welcome Baby

A Few Christmas Cards


DEC21VSNC - Baretta— birds

F4A617 - Snow

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

This sweet image came with the hat and I thought he really needed colored and used for a Christmas card this year. Once colored I found I had a few rub ons in my tote that needed used so I added a rub on and a few punched snowflakes.

Just Add Snow

DEC21VSNB - Black & white + vintage or retro

WT875 - Black and White

F4A617 - Snow

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

These wonderful die cuts were sent from my sweet friend Ann and they were perfect for a quick card. (Thank you Ann!)

Once everything was glued down I added the sentiment and had 2 very fast cards.

Season's Greetings

DEC21VSNA - Mary Tyler Moore Show: feature winter hats/scarves/gloves

F4A617 - Snow

USEIT2021 - Penguin image from my stack of images needing colored and used up

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

This cute image was in my stack of images that was already stamped off and needed colored. Once colored I did an out of the box cutting and added the sentiment.

Happy Hollydays



MIX464 - Very Peri

USEIT2021 - Floral image and butterflies

I am trying to work on clearing out images that are already stamped. That was my added goal this year and I did not do as good as I had hoped so I am giving it a good push here at the end of the year. Today's mix seemed perfect for this image.

I colored the image with pencils then cut the layers, added the ribbon and found a few small butterflies in my tote of items to use up.


Making Spirits Bright

 F4A617 - Snow

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

I am working on a few extra cards to build my stash for next year and also trying to use some of the stacks of designer paper in my stash.

Cut down this great snow paper added a fun cut on the edge. Punched and die cut some additional snowflakes and added a few gems.

Finished with the sentiment in red to match the paper.

Thursday, December 16, 2021



WT875 - black and white

I am still working on building my pet donation cards up and this challenge is perfect for a few quick cards.

The base is a sticked die cut plate with paw prints that I cut in white. I then die cut several different dogs and popped them on dimensionals. The sentiment is heat embossed.


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Welcome Dog


SC884 this week's sketch

This cute image was sent to me by my friend Polly (Peeps321) Thank you Polly it makes a great card for my donations.

I colored it up with copics and die cut and punched the layers. I thought adding a fun tie under the image would pick up the tie in the dog.

Welcome Dog

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Thinking of You


MMTPT699 - use masking on your card

Truth be told I actually cranked out 8 of this card when I made this one and used a few different sentiments.

I masked all but the one strip on the card and then sponged the clouds. Once done I stamped the sentiment and image. Great for sympathy, thank you, thinking of you and I am sorry. All cards that friends and family have asked me to make for them next year.

 Thinking of You

Monday, December 13, 2021

Season of Peace


CAS668 - Trees

For my card I used several shades of pinks lightest to darkest, top to bottom for the sentiment then stamped the tree and fussy cut it popping it up on dimensionals.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Gone From...


FS775 - This week's incredibly talented Featured Stamper is embee46. She has some amazing cards to share to inspire. I found This card CAS661 Peace N Love by embee46 at Splitcoaststampers when it was loaded for a CAS challenge and fell in love.

I used a large red heart and rather than using the sentiment on the heart I put paw prints. I then stamped the sentiment on the base and layered the card.

Gone From...

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Christmas Cards


IC836 - Grandin Road (I was inspired by THIS)

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

USEIT2021 - both images

I needed to get these images colored up and out of my stack of already stamped images. When I saw the inspiration, I grabbed the first image and colored up the little boy with the lights. I then created the layout and layered the card.

I grabbed the 2nd image and colored it and used the same layout.

Friday, December 10, 2021



MIX - Gift of Love

F4A616 - Joy

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

I started off with heat embossing my snowflake in clear embossing on white. I then die cut the Joy die and stamped the sentiment popping it up on dimensionals.

I finished with sequins


Thursday, December 9, 2021

Merry Christmas


WT874 - Use non-holiday stamps, dies, embossing folders, stencils or colors to make a Christmas card

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

I used a snowflake punch and created a wreath using scrap white papers. I layered them on an embossed card stock then finished with some gems and the ribbon.

Finished with the Merry Christmas sentiment

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Oh Deer


SC883 - This week's sketch on

I created a center fold card and cut 2 layers of designer paper. I then used a belly band and added the oval with the die cut deer. Finished the deer off with a red gem.

Oh Deer

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Pink Snowman


For some reason I am stuck on pink. Not my normal color but I am happy to play with pink.

This cute SKATING SNOWMAN - 332H was fun to color up in pink. I added a red scarf, trimmed hat, buttons and skates. I added the 1 LINE MERRY CHRISTMAS - 364B sentiment but honestly, I think this could be a Valentine snowman. 

Once colored with copics I finished with some punched glittery silver snowflakes.

Pink Snowman

Christmas Paper


FS774 - This week's incredibly talented Featured Stamper is Amy aka askloeblen. I found this wonderful Religious Encouragement by askloeblen at Splitcoaststampers. I liked the way she added the border stamps to the bottom of the card and added the sentiment to the top focal.

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

I used DP for the bottom rather than stamps and created a design with cutting apart the pieces. I then stamped the sentiment and popped it up on dimensionals. I finished the card with some punched snowflakes.

Christmas Paper

Saturday, December 4, 2021



IC835 - Touch of Class Pinterest Board - I was inspired by THIS

Quick card today to donate. I stamped the image and left it black and white, Stamped the paw print and the sentiment and cut the layers finishing off with the punched red heart.


Friday, December 3, 2021

Christmas Woods


F4A615 - Deer

CCC21DEC - Anything Goes

I die cut the white layer with this cute woods scene then layered on blue and stamped the sentiment in blue.

Christmas Woods

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Burlap Flowers

 WT873 - Using it up (Find an item in your craft room you are trying to use up and add it to your card) Burlap Flowers

USEIT2021 - Burlap Flowers

I have had these burlap flowers in my stash for a very long time and needed to get them used up. I used a white card base and added the burlap DP to the base. I then added the wide lace and brown ribbon and finished with the burlap flowers.