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Joining the Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice  for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”
– Jeff Miller
This weekend has been busy.  I worked out (on-line), cleaned the house, took the dogs for long walks, visited my dad, and had a social distanced coffee date with a girl friend.  Earlier during the week I saw the Coffee Lover's Summer Blog Hop and knew I had to find time to make a card to join in.
I paper pieced the cute coffee cut from Graciellie Design Coffee Lover's digital stamp set. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog!  Stay safe and healthy!


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You Are My Sunshine

Hello!  The weather here in Wisconsin is pretty cold and dreary today so I thought it would be the perfect day to share a happy card.

I love sunflowers.  They always seem to make me smile.  When I saw the Summer Sunflowers digital stamp set at Graciellie Designs Shop, I had to buy it.  This is my first card using the set but I know I'll use it many more times.

For my card, I colored the sunflower with  Copic markers and fussy cut it out.  The sentiment also came from the digital stamp kit.  I found a clear plastic bracket when I was cleaning out my craft room a couple of weeks ago so I colored it with my Copics to coordinate with the designer paper I had picked out.  The card doesn't have has many layers as I usually use, but I like how it came out.

I hope you have a fabulous, sunny day.  Stay safe!


A Bit More Time to Craft (M, P1/15, E3) #116 - Always Anything Goes A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1) Always Anything Goes       Classic Design  Challenge (M, P1, ) …

Christmas Teddy

Hello!  I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.  The weather here was rainy and cold so I was able to spend some time in my craft room.

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today.  This cute little bear was fun to color.  I purchased him from LOTV Digi Shop on Etsy the last time there was a sale. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a great day and stay safe!


Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #19 - Anything Goes The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - 2W, C15, E3 - #71 - Anything Christmas Goes(week 2) 613 Avenue Create - M (1st Sunday), 8E, Any Craft Accepted (check for recognition each week, top DT choices, winners, and crafter's voting by on-line community) - (May) Anything Goes 2 Crafty Critter Crazies (M, P1, E5, must have a critter) #38 - Anything Goes with a Critter Crafty Animals (M P1, must have animals) Always Anything Goes Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M, P1) May - Anything Goes with Patterned Pap…

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!   I made this card for my mother in-law, Pat.

This beautiful peony is from Just Inklined and the sentiment is from Graciellie Design Happy Mother's Day digital stamp bundle.

·  Challenges: All Fun Challenges 2W (2nd & 4th Sun), E3, C2 - Anything Goes  (W1 of 2) ·Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes ·The Corrosive Challenges - M, 3E - Always Anything Goes ·A Bit More Time to Craft (M, P1/15, E3) #115 - Always Anything Goes ·A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1) Always Anything Goes ·Classic Design  Challenge (M, P1, ) Always Anything Goes ·Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) Always Anything Goes ·Creatalicious Challenges (2W, P15/last day of the M) #186 - Anything Goes with optional Add Sparkle ·Creative Sketchy Girls (M, P20) #47 – Flowers ·Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog (M, P1, E3, use hand coloured image) #27 - Flower Power ·A Gem of a Challenge  2W, 3E  - #10 - Anything Goes (W1 of 2) ·Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, - #135 - F…

Poppy Birthday

Hello!  I'm popping in to share the card I made for my sister in law's birthday.

I really enjoyed coloring this gorgeous poppy from the Beautiful Day digital bundle from Graciellie Design.  I didn't want to hide the flower with a bunch of patterned papers so I kept the design simple.  (CAS is so out of my comfort zone!)  I finished with a sentiment from Stampin' Up.  This stamp is from one of the very first stamp sets I ever bought.

Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe!



·Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #17 - Anything Goes ·Through The Craft Room DoorW, 2E - Always Anything Goes  ·A Bit More Time to Craft (M, P1/15, E3) #114 - Always Anything Goes ·Classic Design  Challenge (M, P1, ) Always Anything Goes  ·Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) Always Anything Goes ·Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations (M, P3, E3) #113 - Add a Flower/s ·Creative Sketchy Girls (M, P20) #47 –

What's the Buzz?

Hello!  I hope you are doing well.  I am getting a little stir crazy while staying "Safer at Home" but at least I have been able to spend time in my craft room.

When scrolling through my library of digital images, I saw this cute little bee from Wings & Willows and though he would be perfect for some cards for friends.

For the second card, I used a sentiment in my library created by Doodle Pantry.  

When I was adding links to my post I was sad to see that both of these shops have closed.

Thank you for stopping by!  Bee happy and stay safe!


A Gem of a Challenge  2W, 3E  - #9 - Anything Goes Crafter's Castle - M, 1st Sat., E3 - April - Anything Goes  Di's Digis Designs 2W, 3E,SIO  Die Cuts / Punches (W1 of 2) Colour Crazy Challenge - W, 2E  - Wk 16 (W1 of 2)  and Wk 15 (W2 of 2) -   ANYTHING COLORING GOES Crafty Catz - W, 3E - No.503  -  ANYTHING GOES - OPTIONAL:  ADD A SENTIMENT   QKR Stampede – W, 4E, SIO – No. 395 - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES  TIME OUT Cha…

Hello Friend!

The robins are back in Wisconsin.  They are always a welcome sign that spring is on its way (even though it snowed last week).
When I saw this cute image of Teddy with Robin from  Lili of the Valley Digi Shop  I had to purchase it so that I could make some cards to send to friends that I am missing during self-isolation.

I created 2 different layouts using paper from My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Citron collection.

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I hope you will leave a comment.  Stay safe and healthy!



·613 Avenue Create - M (1st Sunday), 8E  -(April) Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist: Use Geometric Papers ·Angie's Digital Stamps - M, 1st Sunday, 3E, Winner and Top Picks -  (April) Anything Goes Optional Twist: Spring ·Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes ·A Gem of a Challenge2W, 3E - #8 - Anything Goes (W2 of 2) ·Crafty Friends Challenge2W, 3E, - #133 - Anything Goes (W2 of 2) ·Colour Crazy Challenge - W, 2E  - Wk 14…

Under the Weather

How are you coping while in self-isolation?  I am lucky to be able to work from home but I still find I have time on my hands.  I have been using that time to try to get my crafting mojo back. 

I treated myself to a few new digital stamps from Lili of the Valley's digital stamp store on Etsy.  My card uses a sweet image called Under the Weather .  I used some paper out of my stash.  (My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose paper pad)

Thank you for stopping by.  Stay healthy!

Challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies (M, P1, E5, must have a critter) #37 - Anything Goes with a Critter ·A Bit More Time to Craft (M, P1/15, E3) #114 - Always Anything Goes ·A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1) Always Anything Goes ·Country View Crafts' Challenge (M, P1) April - Animal Magic ·Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) Always Anything Goes ·Crafty Animals (M P1, must have animals) Always Anything Goes ·Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M, P1) April - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper ·LeAnn’s World 101 (M, P…

Coffee & Friends

This week I found a new (to me) digital stamp designer, Graciellie Designs.   I completely love her images.   Since she was having a sale, I splurged and purchased a few different sets so I could mix and match images and sentiments.

The first cards I made using her images use the cup from Cuddle in a Cup digital stamp set and I mixed in 2 different sentiments from Coffee Lovers digital stamp set.

I can't wait until I can meet my girl friends for a coffee date.

Have a great day!  Stay healthy!

·Crafty Sentiment DesignsW, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes ·Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #15 - Anything Goes ·Everybody-Art-Challenge2W - #467 - Coffee or Tea (week 1) ·Through The Craft Room DoorW, 2E - Always Anything Goes  ·Crafting Happiness Challenges (W) - #44 ANYTHING GOES optional twist: BUTTERFLY ·Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges (1st & 3rd Monday,5E)  - APRIL - ANYTHING GOES (Week 2) ·CD Sunday Plus- 2W, must use something from a CD, USB or Digital Image - Anything Goes ·The Corro…