Doodle Pantry #45

This month, Doodle Pantry’s challenge is to use any digi on a card. I chose to use digis from their own pre-colored set called Cowboy Gear. This is my card.


All supplies (besides the digis) came from my stash. The sentiment is a rub-on from Basil Basics Paper.

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Less Is More #74

This week at Less is More, the challenge was to create a card using their blog header as inspiration. This is what it looks like:


Here is my card based on this image.


Supplies used:

  • white A2 card blank
  • white, black and kraft cardstock from my stash
  • Dainty Black Flourishes stickers from Sticko
  • Musical Flourish embossing folder from Cuttlebug
  • black sentiment rub-ons from Paper House Productions
  • silver line peel-offs from my stash

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!

Clean & Simple #162

I love the sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping this week. It truly fits my style (except for the stamping part).


I made a card yesterday using this sketch, but just wasn’t thrilled with it. So I started over and I must stay, I’m fairly proud of this one. And my sister will LOVE the inchies I used.


Everything used came from my stash. The dimensional flowers are from Jolee’s Boutique and the rub-on sentiment is from Making Memories. The border punch I used is from Fiskars.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!

Stars & Stamps #90

I love the sketch from OWH Stars & Stamps this week. It’s one that speaks to my style of card-making.


So, today I finally got the chance to go make a card using the sketch. This is it:


It’s hard to tell on the photo, but the upper portion of the background is glittered, giving it an elegant feel. I like the card so much, I may have to make another for my upcoming craft fair.

Supplies used:

  • blank card and envelope from my stash
  • charcoal cardstock from my stash
  • patterned cardstock from “The Linen Closet Stack” by DCWV
  • black ribbon from Offray
  • birthday sentiment rub on from Paper House Productions

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!

OWH Stars & Stamps #68

I’ve just been having WAY too much fun this past week. I’m trying to get a number of cards made prior to our departure for the summer. I’m hoping to have most of the cards done that I will need while on the road, so that I don’t have to worry about making very many.

So here is the sketch from OWH Stars and Stamps for this week:


Here is the card made for our son, based on the sketch:


All of the papers and cardstock came from my stash, in fact much of it from my scrap bin. The sentiment is a rub-on from Making Memories. The little purple rhinestone is cell-phone bling from Horizon Group USA.

Interestingly, I made a card for his father a while back using the same patterned paper. Like father, like son? I hope he’ll like it.

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Mojo Monday #189

I was happy to find a little time this week to do another sketch challenge. This one is from Mojo Monday. Here’s the sketch:


Here is the card I made based on the sketch:


I’ve had these flower-filled wheelbarrows (in various colors from Fred-She-Said) on hand for a while. I decided this yellow one would be a good focal for this card. The sentiment is a rub-on from Paper House Productions. The rest of the supplies came from my stash and their brands are unknown.

I’m enjoying a little more time to make cards lately. So this blog may become more active again. At least I’m hoping that will be the case. So, stay tuned and thanks for stopping by.

Sharing = WOW

About a month ago, we held a card-making party in Royal Highlands. Ten ladies came together to make cards for Operation Write Home – cards for our deployed soldiers. One of these ladies had never made a card before.

Judy made a number of cards on that day. Here’s a photo of her holding her very first one.

2-Judy first card

She was a quick study and really did some great work; as did everyone there that day.

Once Judy got the hang of it, she realized that she had items at home that might be useable in making cards. A few days ago she called to say she had some things she wanted to give me. We didn’t hook  up until last night, when she stopped by our house to deliver two grocery bags overflowing with goodies.

Today I took a little time to empty the bags to see what was there. I was blown away! One bag was full of silk flowers as you can see by this picture.


There is a large spool of wide white lace. There’s a wedding card (or ten) waiting to be made with that! There are also several spools of ribbon, including one that is quite wide. When I saw that one, the wheels in my brain started to turn. Especially when I could see that the rose colored flowers would go with it quite well.

The second grocery bag was filled with strings of beads. This box is filled two layers deep with small round plastic boxes.


All of these items will be shared with the Royal Cardmakers at our next card making party (in October). We’ll have to challenge everyone to put beads on at least one card they make. Even so, this box won’t get used up any time soon.

Judy brought these goodies yesterday because she is having knee-replacement surgery today. I’m hoping that everything is going well for her. I know that this type of surgery is tough and hope she’ll recover as soon as possible.

I mentioned that my creative wheels were turning regarding the wide ribbon she brought. So I made it my challenge to make a “get well” card for her using these great supplies. Here’s what I came up with:


I wrapped a length of the wide ribbon around a piece of white cardstock and attached it to a 5 x 6.5 kraft card base. I cut four of the flowers from one of the stalks in the bag and attached them to one of the leaves. I cut two lengths of white beads and tied it all together with a gold ribbon bow (from my own stash). The sentiment is a rub-on from my own stash, also.

I’ll get it sent out to her soon, in hopes of having it put a smile on her face. Hopefully, she’ll be pleased with the first card made using her fabulous gift to our group.

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