Saturday, June 12, 2021

The sunshine is here

Yes sir, we have sunshine in the midwest and for the twofercardchallenge. The theme is sunshine and here are my two cards. The sun is die cut with a Lil' Inkers die on both cards. I sponged the sky, then sponged through a Simon Says Stamp stencil for the water and added some strokes with a white pen. Then, my most favorite thing - I used the sand embossing powder from Hero Arts that gives a sand texture to the card. The chair is a Gina Marie die cut and an embossed sentiment from Lawn Fawn.

The second card uses a sunshine die that I sponged with mustard seed and cracklin' campfire distress oxides and the sun. Using a very old Stampin' Up stamp I colored the happy face and stamped it, then punched it out and glued to the face of the sun. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. The sunshine does make me smile so that seemed like an easy one layer card for me.

Monday, June 7, 2021


When I saw the word for June's casmixup was flight I knew right away what I wanted to do. That doesn't always happen for me and it can take weeks for me to decide.

I watercolored a sky background and die cut and sponged clouds and arranged them on the background. I stamped and fussy cut the paper airplane and adhered it. The movement stamp and sentiment are stamped from Lawn Fawn as is the paper airplane. 

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, June 6, 2021


It's that time of year for graduations. I have two this year, one is my grandson and one is a cousin. I made these cards from It is easy to make and you have a pocket for a gift card or cash. I put in the yellow strip of paper in the green card so you could see it. This card fits in a #10 envelope. The cap flips up when the card is opened. 

I would like to welcome a new follower. Her blog is and I hope you will have time to pop in and tell her hello.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021


This birthday card uses a Lavinia poppy stamp stamped twice and embossed in white e/p, as is the sentiment. Very CAS. I liked how it came out so much I made a second one for my granddaughter's birthday. She kept running her fingers over the embossing to feel it. 

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

New baby

I can't believe a week has gone by since I last posted. I haven't been making any cards because it was so pretty outside and I was getting out the lawn furniture and cleaning. Ugh. I think we hit close to 90 one day this past week. I turned on the air on Thursday and Friday (yesterday) it turned cold and windy! What? Today is cold too and the weather said we might have to turn on the heat! Tomorrow is the 500 and it is suppose to be in the 70"s. I can't keep up.

A dear friend of mine recently welcomed a new grandson. That is so exciting and this is the card I sent her. The baby is from La-La Land Crafts colored with Copics. The paper is from my stash made by DCWV.  The sentiment is also La-La Land. 

An exciting weekend here and I'm trying to get everything done so I can watch the race. This year is one of the very few times it hasn't been blacked out here until it's over so this is a treat.

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Foliage and berries

That is the name of the caschristmascardchallenge this month. I used a Penny Black die and colored it with Copic markers. The sentiment is also Penny Black. The way my month is going I was afraid I wasn't going to get to play in May so I'm happy to get this card made and add to my stash. 

Have a great weekend. 

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Yummy cupcakes

As usual I'm late to the game but here are my cards for Twofer cake/cupcakes. The first is a birthday card using a Hero Arts cupcake and Simon Says Stamp sentiments. The sympathy card is a Technique Tuesday "so sorry" and a Judith cupcake sentiment.  Both cupcakes colored with Copic markers.

Be kind to one another.