Sunday, August 30, 2020

Wishing you Peace, Love, & Joy

Hello!  I hope all is well with you.  It has been a busy, crazy week here.  I live just outside Kenosha, WI and things have been a little crazy.  It is so sad to see what has happened in my hometown.  To finish off the week, I moved my baby girl to college.  I know she has a good head on her shoulders but I am still worried about her and all the usual college issues kids run into and then add COVID into the mix.  With all that going on, I needed some serious crafting therapy.

I decided to use one of the Lili of the Valley digital images I bought during a sale a couple of months ago. I used this sweet image, Snowy Robins, and paired it with non-traditional Christmas colors to make 2 new cards for my stash.  

I used pretty much the same image, stamps, and papers to make 2 different cards.

 Thank you for stopping by!   I hope you have a great day.


Images:  Snowy Robins from LOTV Etsy shop

Stamp:  Papertrey sentiment stamp

Paper:  Simple Stories 6x8 Winter Farmhouse paper pad, Georgia Pacific, Vellum, Papertrey kraft paper, misc black & green card stock

Dies: Paper trey pine dies

Other:  Black ink, clear embossing powder, heat gun, twine, buttons, paint


Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge  2W, 3E  - #18 - Anything Goes (W1 of 2)

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W, must be Christmas - #504 - Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Something Beginning with letter S

Crimbo Crackers 2W, Must Be Christmas Related #214 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)

ABC Christmas, M 1st Wed. - P for Pine Trees/Q for Quiet/R for Robin

Christmas Craft Creations - M, 2nd Wed, E3 - Christmas Animals

House That Stamps Built W, 3E - Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon W, #564 - Use a Digi

Simon Says Stamp W, 5E - Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #34 - Anything Goes

Craft Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Birthday Parade

Today I have a birthday card made using Animal Parade by Rachelle Anne Miller.  Since most of the birthday cards in my stash are feminine, I tried to make one that would be suitable for boys or men.

I don't have much to chat about.  My daughter Liz earned her EMT certification this past week.  Next week she leaves to go to UW-Green Bay to start working her way to be a surgeon.  I'm a bit nervous about my baby leaving the nest, especially with COVID.    Other than that I am lucky that I love my job and my company is doing well.  Work is keeping me busy.

I guess that is all for now.  Stay safe!   Thank you for stopping by!



  • Image: Animal Parade by Rachelle Anne Miller
  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally paper pad, Bazzill Basics red CS, Georgia Pacific white CS, Papertrey white CS, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Medium:  Copic markers


Rachelle Anne Miller Digital Stamps – Birthday theme

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) - (August) Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist: Washi

Angie's Digital Stamps - M, 1st Sunday, 3E, Winner and Top Picks -  (August) Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Fall Colors

Stamping Sensations - M, 3E, Winner + Top 3, must use stamp (no pre-colored digis) Stamp must be focal point of project – (August) Make It Masculine

A Gem of a Challenge  2W, 3E  - #17 - Anything Goes (W2 of 2)

Polkadoodles - W, C10 - ANYTHING GOES

Crafty Animals (M P1, must have animals) Always Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M, P1) August - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Creative Crafting Uncles (M, P15, E3, masculine) - #8 - Teddy (Bears)

Sparkles Forum Challenges (M, P15, 3E) #131 - Use at least 3 patterned papers

Friday, August 14, 2020

Deer and Bunny Birthday

I recently learned of Rachelle Anne Miller's amazing stamps on the Kit and Clowder Facebook group page.  On the group page, they were giving away a free Rachelle Anne Miller coloring page.   After downloading the freebie, I went immediately to her store and purchased a few digital stamps.    I thought this sweet image (Deer and Bunny) would be perfect for a birthday card.

Thank you for stopping by today!  



Sunday, August 9, 2020

Christmas Penguin Pals

 Hello!  I have a Christmas card to share with you today.  With the weather so warm it is hard to think about Christmas right now, but I know if I don't start making cards now, I will be scrambling later.

I bought this image, Penguin Pals, from the LOTV Etsy shop a few months ago during a sale.  After I colored the image, I had some problems putting a card together that I liked.   I'm still not totally satisfied but it is going in the stash.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!

Image:  Penguin Pals from LOTV
Papers:  Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Echo Park Winter Park 6x6 paper pad, misc. blue CS, vellum
Medium:  Copic markers
Other:  Bakers twine, Nuvo crystal drops, misc. gems