Sunday, November 28, 2021

With Sympathy

I have needed  three sympathy cards this past two weeks. It has been a rocky time around here and I haven't made a dent in Christmas cards. This is the card I made using a CAS from Kristina Werner.  I went ahead and made two. I need to just make a stash of birthday, get well, sympathy and thinking of you cards to have on hand. I always make a card for each person when it's needed and that's not a good idea in the middle of holidays. I will make a different one for my daughter in law. Her mother just passed last week.

This was using Simon Says stamp Garden Greetings embossed in gold. Then I just sponged a bit of color around the gold. 

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Have a happy day

I want to wish a happy and safe Thanksgiving today to all who celebrate. I hope your turkey is moist, your mashed potatoes are fluffy and your dressing is yummy. I also wish you cold whip cream for your pumpkin pie. To those who don't celebrate or who already have, I wish you a safe and wonderful day. I want to tell you how very special you all are to me and I'm so happy you pop in and comment and visit my blog. A lot is going on in my life right now and I am behind in everything but I will be visiting soon. 

I made this card with a beautiful sunflower that my friend sent to me. I just found some pattern paper in my stash and assembled the sunflower. I sponged a bit of brown ink on the edges of the petals for some dimension. The sentiment is Lawn Fawn and it says how I feel about you. The picture is crooked as always. That must be my signature look!

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021


I really wanted to join this month's casmixup challenge because I never had good luck with making a monoprint. It was always a blob that had no relationship to a monoprint and no way to pass it off as such. With great perseverance I made this and it came out okay. I actually used yellow, orange and brown DI sponged over the stencil (that is a beautiful Artplorations stencil from a sweet friend) but when I spritzed it most of the color went away. I got such a good image that looks like a sunflower I decided to post it and hope it shows up enough to see.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 21, 2021


This is my first Woodware stamp and it was given to me by a very sweet stamping friend. I thought it was perfect for the caschristmascardchallenge asking for Christmas Critters. Deer don't know it's Christmas but they fit right into this challenge. I water colored the background ( I do keep trying water coloring), then stamped this in Versamark Oynx Black and embossed in clear embossing powder.  I think I will make several of this card.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Same folder

I used the same Fallen Leaves embossing folder on this card that I used on Sunday's card. I used it on brown cardstock this time and added Concord & 9th layering leaves die cuts in cream cardstock. The sentiment is Poppy Stamps. Very simple and easy.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

First snow

It's snowing and it's really coming down right now. I don't expect it to last long but it is so pretty. Daisy was covered with it when she came back in this morning and she wasn't outside very long!

Today's card uses gold mirror cardstock and a Sizzix 3-D embossing folder called Fallen Leaves. The wheat and sentiment are Impression Obsession. The sentiment is layered in white, then brown cardstock.

I plan to start my Christmas cards this week. I'm so far behind between making get well cards for my granddaughter and sympathy cards for friends, then finally getting to a few Thanksgiving cards. Foxy, my oxygen concentrator, goes in for her checkup (or as I call it, her Spa day). She gets mailed to MN and it takes about five days. I can't go anywhere while she's away so I hope to get a lot of things done. She is fondly known as Foxy Oxy and I will miss her while she takes her vacation.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

I love this paper

My autumn card today uses a 6 x 6 paper pack from Altenew called Poured Acrylic. The colors are so beautiful and that's what this background is. I used Clarity paper and an EK leaf punch for the leaf and a strip of mirror paper. The sentiment is gold mirror paper Simon Says over a vellum backing. The papers are the stars on this card.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Starting Thanksgiving cards

My card features a Newton's Nook stamp. I paper pieced the top of the acorn and colored the rest with Copics. I love how he is hugging the acorn. The little acorn is a embellishment from my stash. I'm really trying to use up things I've had for years.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Sending encouragemint

My granddaughter is doing okay since her surgery. Still on pain meds. but seems to be getting along okay. This card was made after seeing several cards on the Lawn Fawn blog. It is a combination of two cards I saw all made with Lawn Fawn products except for the white stripes. I used a Lil' Inker die for those. I loved the  "encouragemint " pun.

Be kind to one another.