Thursday, May 26, 2022

New die

I haven't been making cards lately but I wanted to use my new Spellbinders die Elegant Edges Lace. Using squeezed lemonade and salty ocean DOX inks and blending brushes I inked a panel to use under the die cut panel. Using the same squeezed lemonade I inked a bit of c/s with ink then die cut the Penny Black Winter Branch and adhered it to the front of the card. The sentiment is Gerda Steiner.

Lif is too short!

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Granddaughter's birthday

I'm still working with my computer and it's getting there. Some things will never be back and that's okay.  It's just like when you move - you get rid of things you no longer want. I just didn't know I didn't want them!

This card is for my granddaughter's birthday. She is such a dog lover and has two, along with a cat and two birds. I used blending brushes to make the background, then embossed it with a Darice e/f of puppy prints. The panel was die cut with a die from Gina Marie. The puppy is Simon Says stamp and the sentiment is from Impression Obsession cut in black glossy Tonic cardstock.

Dogs prepare you for babies. 
Cats prepare you for teenagers.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Thank you for your patience

I'm back! You can't get rid of me that easy! I have been getting things back and some I've just lost. If that wasn't enough, my cell phone had to be replaced six days after my computer and, of course, I lost some things from it too.  You would think in this day and age you could press a button and the whole thing would transfer intact. Nope.

I am showing you a card I made before all this happened and I haven't made one since. I do plan on getting back in the groove this week. This card used DOX inks with blending brushes for the background. The acetate leaves are from 49 and Market and the die is a Memory Box Chloe Stem cut in yellow cardstock. I used the same cardstock for the greeting from Your Next Stamp.

My favorite flavor of cake is More.

If anyone knows how to restore Instagram please let me know. Every time I click on it I get a message to Confirm your information on the app. I get the same message when I click on the app. It is so frustrating.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

No card today

I'm making a quick post today for an update. Last week my computer conked out and I now have a new one. My old one had windows 10 and this has windows 11. It does not, more the most part, recognize me no matter where I go. The store "transferred" my information to the new computer but it is not there. I lost my people, places, FB and Instagram. I've made four trips back to the store for help. The tech guy worked so hard to get things back for me but all the information is very old. If anyone knows how to get Instagram back or who to call or where to go for help,  I would be thrilled if you let me know. I am slowly rebuilding it but it is hard to remember everything. I haven't been making any cards either. I'll be back to visit as soon as I find you.

This joke seemed appropriate for me right now. We can't lose our sense of humor even though I would like to scream. (I did at one point).

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Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

This card should be delivered by now to my blogging friend for her birthday. I used a different image from my Concord & 9 die set for this card. I added patterned paper to the edges and also for the tiny heart on the boot. I am in love with the little flowers that came in this set. The panel is embossed with a die from Pinkfresh called Slim Stitches.

I heard the government is putting chips in people. I hope I get tortilla chips.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

A gift

I have a quick story to share. We got the robo vacuum running. Daisy's dishes are metal. She was in the living room with us and the robo was sweeping. It went in the kitchen and ran into her bowls and they clanged. She took off like a shot to the kitchen!  I don't know if she thought robo was eating her food or giving her some but she hurried to check it out.

One of my dearest friends sent this paintbrush die from Spellbinders to me. This card describes my feelings for her as she does color my world. I smooshed three colors on my palette and flicked it on the panel and the bristles. I used a scrap pattern paper to choose the colors. The frame die is Penny Black and the sentiment from Lawn Fawn  is stamped in the same three colors. I will add this card to mynbus.

Edited to add: I am also playing at die-cut-divas.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

It's a good day

We have a beautiful day with sun and warm temps. My granddaughter and her boyfriend are coming to dinner and he is going to program my robo sweeper. Last Friday was his birthday and this is the card I made for him. A friend Carol, of  ourlittleinspirations, made a great card that she learned from The Paper Pixie I loved this idea for a masculine card so I didn't go overboard and kept it simple.

I hope you all have a wonderful day too.

You call them swear words. I call them sentence enhancers.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

One last Easter card

I wanted to use my new Concord & 9 die so I made this card for Easter. I left it very clean because the flowers are so little I was afraid they would be overcome with anything else to distract from it. I'll add this to mynbus.

A few puns make me numb. Math puns make me number.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Have a wonderful day

Blessed Easter wishes to all who celebrate today and a wonderful day to everyone. We have temperatures in the 30's right now but it will warm up. My days of hiding eggs are over but I did get to spend time with my great granddaughter this past week. She was thrilled with Daisy and she played with her toys, not the children's toys I cleaned with alcohol wipes for her.

This card has a background made with blending brushes and DOX inks. I die cut a Gina Marie die from Tonic black mirror cardstock and left a sentiment off .  I love the way it came out.

Due to Covid19 Sweet Caroline is banned. There will be no reaching out, touching hands, touching me, touching you.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Easter card

I forgot to post yesterday! I try to post on Wednesdays and Sundays and I just plumb forgot. This card uses Lavinia stamps and stencil. I sponged a bit of background with a stencil called Feather Leaf and sponged the ground with brown ink. The bunnies were stamped in brown ink and then I added the tree. 

Try resistance training - refuse to go to the gym.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

My new die

When I saw this die at Simon Says Stamp I knew I had to order it. I love the design of it and it is so versatile. I made a very simple card this time but I have ideas for others. I die cut it several times for dimension and used purple cardstock. The sentiment is embossed in white. I will share in mynbus with my new die.

Ban shredded cheese. Make America grate again.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Almost finished

I'm so happy to be almost finished with my Easter cards and now get them ready to mail. It is a chilly, dreary day with a fog advisory so a perfect day to do it.  My card today used a Darice embossing folder. Then I inked over it with a lavender ink then added a die cut cross in the same color. In the theme of using up my stash, I dug out a flower and added it with a gem in the center.

If my body was a car, this is the time I would be trading it in for a new model because every time I sneeze either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

A polka dot egg

This was a quick and easy card to make. I cut nine ovals from a Spellbinder die with polka dot paper from my stash. Then folded them in half  and glued them together back to back to create the egg. The egg got a little thick with all those layers but I think it will flatten and mail okay. 

If one door opens and another one closes - your house may be haunted.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

My last one

Here it is, my last card using the Alexandra Renke paper bunnies. I fussy cut them and used a cut apart sentiment from Echo Park paper for the panel on aqua c/s. I glued that panel to a sheet of pattern paper and adhered it to a card base. It feels good to be using my paper but it is hard to cut it up! It's a 12 x 12 paper so you really have to cut it to use it. It's so dark here because of storms that I couldn't get a good picture.

Why does a chicken coop (coupe) have two doors? If it had four doors it would be called a chicken sedan.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Let's separate

I bought Daisy a new brand of food Friday and you can't just change food, you have to mix the new a little at a time to the old food until she gets used to it. What you see in the picture below is how she methodically picked out the new food and left the old! Very neat and tidy on her part, not so on my part.

The card today is another quick and easy card with a Renke paper bunny cut with an oval die from Spellbinders and framed in pink c/s. The pattern paper is Simple Stories. I have one more from the Renke paper I'm working on, then on to my new products I got this week.

The rotation of the earth really makes my day.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

I'm so happy

I'm so happy for my dear friend. She recently had a hip replacement and this is the card I made for her. She needed to get that done and she is healing nicely. I used an embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers over a sponged panel.  I sprayed the panel after it was sponged with Glitter Dust from JoAnn's. The die is from Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson cut in black cardstock and layered with several layers of white c/s. 

I'm not aging like wine. I'm aging more like milk. Sour and chunky.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Hey Chick

Using more of Alexandra Renke paper I cute these cute little chicks out with a Lil Inker die and added a SU sentiment. The pattern paper is Simple Stories. I am working on a few more cards using that Renke paper. I think making simple cards gives me a jump start when I've been stymied. 

Friends bring such joy to our lives. Great friends bring margaritas.


Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Time to make Easter cards

I have been so uninspired to make cards lately. I finally got off my duff and made a simple card for my granddaughter. I used a Lil' Inkers circle die to cut this chick from Alexander Renke paper. I adhered it to pattern paper from Echo Park and added Easter egg puffy stickers from my stash.

What did the drummer name his daughters?
Anna 1 Anna 2

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

So bitter cold

So bitter cold with high winds yesterday. Today it is suppose to be in the 60's and climbing. I can't remember a year with back and forth weather like this.

My friend has received her birthday card and now I can share it. I love this background stamp by Simon Says called You Matter. I embossed it in white embossing powder on kraft cardstock and didn't want to cover it up so she could see what she means to me. I added the die cut flower from Memory Box. The flower center is from my stash. The white panel is cut with a Penny Black die and adhered to a kraft note card.

Wine is now cheaper than fuel. Drink, don't drive.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

In Support

The news coming out of Ukraine just breaks my heart. I'm so proud of the people there who are fighting back and so sad when families break up to save their lives. No one should have to live through something like this. Here is my card to honor them. The sunflower die is from Momenta and the Prayers is Simon Says Stamp. I will add this to the colorhues challenge.

I debated about adding a joke on this post but I think the purpose of adding the jokes is to bring a smile each day.

What is the opposite of irony?


Be kind to one another.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

More paper

I have some friends who needed a big hug and we are too far away for me to give it to them so I created this card. It uses the same paper from Craft Consortium as my last card and a die from SU. I cut the die from gold mirror c/s and layered it on some matching plum c/s. It's not the same as a real hug but she knows I'm thinking about her.

Why am I the only naked person at the gender reveal party?

I'm so sorry I told you wrong. The Paper Hugs die is from Simon Says Stamp.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Easy alcohol ink

I have tons of alcohol ink but when I saw this paper from Craft Consortium I fell in love. I wanted to send my sweet friend a birthday card but also tell her how much I miss her so I made a combination card for her. I used the Faux Cloisonne on the word Miss using a Tonic die and a SSS die for the you cut in gold mirror c/s. The pink foam heart is from my stash.

Police toilet stolen. They have nothing to go on.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

A Play Day

In my quest to use my pattern paper, I had a play day with paper from Kaisercraft. The sentiment is a cut apart and the paper is from the same 6.5 pad called Magenta. I think Kaisercraft has the most beautiful papers and I hate to cut into it (which is why I have so many uncut pads).  The stamp is Stampin' Up. The bottom strip is from a Penny Black die.

I visited the Air and Space Museum. There was nothing there.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022


Since working on Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's cards, my stash of birthday cards is very sad and neglected. This is one that I made for my daughter in law's birthday. This card uses a SSS Vine Canopy embossing folder. I added colors to it with a finger dauber and the sentiment is SSS. The lace butterfly sticker is from a set I've had a long time called Jar Jewelry by Vintologie. It has a look of crochet and I added the blue stones to it for sparkle.. 

Thank you all for thinking of Yvonne. She is doing pretty well and keeping busy.  Her kitchen floor has flooded twice from two different things and she is replacing it again. 

Give me coffee to change the things I can and tequila to accept the things I can't.

Be kind to one another.