Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Lots of leaves

This is a birthday card I made for a sweet friend. I have lots and lots of leaf stamps and dies so I used some for her card. The clustered leaves are a Simon Says die and the cover plate is pinpoint leaf plate from Memory Box. The Cheers is a die from Simon Says too. I added a few gems from the Robin's Nest from my stash to mimic raindrops.

Adulthood has shown me you don't need fun to have alcohol.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

In birthday mood

Not for me, just for cards. I used a new die from Gina Marie to make the front panel and sponged several shades of orange distress oxide inks on the card base, then adhered the panel over it. The sentiment is Stampin' Up. 

Mr. Rodgers didn't adequately prepare me for the people in my neighborhood.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Black and white

I am on a roll - this is my second Christmas card this year! I consider that a roll. I saw this challenge on

 Since I don't enter many challenges, I'm not sure if I had to only use the things on the mood board 

but this is the card I made. The panel is black and white checked paper but I had to cut it down to fit on the card base so I lost it. I used trees and stars in black ink and an old Stampin' Up wood stamp set to create this card.

Due to the ridiculous gas prices, I will no longer stop at red lights or stop signs. I can't afford to idle. Thank you for your understanding and be safe.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

It's back and it was missed

I'm talking about casmixup and I think we are all happy. This month's mix up asked for paste/or gel on our cards. I used a Kaisercraft stencil called Starburst and Nuvo glimmer paste called Moonstone. The paste was given to me by a sweet friend and it is over three years old and still good. So many pastes I've had have dried up after one or two uses. I applied the paste and let it dry overnight. Then using blending brushes I added rainbow colors in a circular pattern. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I love how it turned out.

Be alert and don't accept a friend request from Hormel foods. It could be spam.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

I pounced!

The dangerous heat wave that has been taking over the country is now here and I'm staying inside. I was inspired by Darnell and a video by  Marion Emberson that uses embossing powder and pouncing with your heat tool. I stamped the edges of the card base with a script stamp from Penny Black then added a panel of vellum over it. I didn't have chipboard that they both recommended so I die cut two hearts and glued them together and it worked just fine. I used red WOW embossing powder, then sprinkled on some Ranger white e/p with my fingers. When it was melting, I pounced the heat tool over it in places. I added it to the vellum after it cooled, then stamped the greeting. What a fun idea.

For all the ladies waiting for their prince on a white horse to come riding up - don't give up. With the rising gas prices that can still happen.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

My first Christmas card

I am delighted to see caschristmascardchallenge back again. It gives me an incentive to get busy and start making cards for Christmas. This card used an unidentified wreath die to comply with Linda's choice this month of using a wreath on your card. I cut it from c/s and added it to a card panel. The I stamped the sentiment in the center. It was crooked so I stamped the sentiment again and cut it out with a circle die, then glued it in the center to fix it. A few pearls were added.

If you want to impress me with your new car - it better be a food truck.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Yellow is so cheerful

And the black makes it pop. I love this challenge for colorhues right now of yellow and black. It gave me a chance to use my new Alexandra Renke fringed flower die. Her dies are quite big so they speak for themselves on a card. The sentiment stamped in black is from Lil' Inker Designs that I've had  for such a long time. I love the font on it. 

 Two silk worms were in a race. It ended in a tie.

I will play at mynbus too.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Another week

Another week has gone by and I finally made a card. I wish I was more prolific but it isn't happening. I'm grateful you still come and I will get back my mojo.

I made this card for a friend that I used to stamp with. I met her when I first started stamping and we have stayed friends even though we no longer get together often. I embossed a card panel with a WeRMemory Keepers folder and cut a Memory Box die from gold cardstock. The sentiment is embossed and added to the card.

If you get locked out, talk to the lock calmly. Communication is the key.

Be kind to one another.