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2021-03-06; Life is a beach and REVIEW.


This fun and colorful card was made at a shoe-box craft day as I demonstrated my Scan-n-Cut. My girlfriend pulled papers for the images and we created this card on the fly.

and close up of the flamingo’s face…the stamped image is a little weak but the coloring fills in enough that it is still good.

and a full front view

And in case you missed yesterday’s cards, here is the review….

We spent most of our time cutting, coloring and making the flamingo card. We didn’t have a plan when we started so it was fun to see how it ended up.

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2021-03-05; Piggies & chickens, oh my.


I went to a friends house to demonstrate the Scan-n-Cut model that I have. I stamped lots of images and then added them to cards. Today’s sample is a mixture of piggies and chickens.

I can share a better picture of each… This first one is a look a-like set to Stampin’ Up’s This Little Piggy.

On this next card I used some of my girlfriends images…

And when I got home I found I still had one card kit left. I grabbed my chickens and added them to a card. On this one I found my chicken wire embossing folder which I think as a nice touch.

I have another card from our shoe-box craft day to share tomorrow, so be sure to stop back.

2021-03-04; Bunnies galore


A couple of days ago I pulled out a Cricut cartridge and cut a bunch of bunnies. I always cut extra pieces in case I have a mishap. Oh, you know, like dropping your ink pad on a few of them or tearing them as the come off the sticky mat. With extra bunnies I knew I had enough to play in the challenge over at Happy Little Stampers this week.

All you need to do is add 3 of “something” onto a card. My somethings were the extra bunnies. I added them to a mini-slim line card. Texture was added to the background to cover up the fact that I use really inexpensive card stock. I also added some light texture to the bunnies; they are furry after all.

Here is a little bunny face. You can see that I added some Nuvo drops for nose and eye. You can also see the subtle texture much better here.

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day….

It turned out really cute and used up all of the extra bunnies.

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2021-03-03; Distance means Little


Today I pulled out a pad of decorative scrapbook papers (DSP) that I love because of all the collage-y-ness going on. The pad is by K&Company and all it says is Designer Paper. However; the price tag Tuesday Morning has on it says “Que Sera.” Interesting that I can’t find a name anywhere on the pad itself though. Anyway, the papers are gorgeous enough that you don’t need to do much, which is exactly what I did today. 😉

The little flowers are from a thrift store find. It’s a Stampin’ Up acrylic set called Thoughtful Blooms. I had the Scan-n-Cut cut out the flowers & leaves, then water colored the flowers to match the DSP.

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day….

Today’s card fits these challenges:

Happy Little Stampers -March Watercolor Challenge

and the Sisterhood of Crafters – Anything goes

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2021-03-02; Happy Easter


Today’s sample is a mini-slim line design. I was inspired to get out a Cricut cartridge when I saw the Challenge over at Bitten By The Bug 2 this week, which is Anything goes. I pulled out a cartridge that had never been opened. I know that because the safety sticker was still on the cartridge. It’s called Easter 2010.

I cut the rabbit (2.5″) ; Flowered Easter egg (2″) and the grass (1.5″) from the cartridge. I created my own cloud background using a stencil and sponge.

I added texture to the sentiment, the rabbit and also the cloud background by dry embossing with assorted embossing folders.

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day….

This card also fits the challenge this week at the Sisterhood of Crafters; anything goes.

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2021-03-01; Masculine birthday with left-overs


When I went to a friends home a few weeks ago for a craft day, I was demonstrating the use of a baby Cricut machine. I was trying to get the size right for a #10 or business size envelope. This 1st cut turned out way too small. I brought home the miss-sized cuts and am now starting to put them to use. In today’s card I made it into a mini size (the envelope is about 3×5″) masculine birthday card.

The cricut cut is from the cartridge Ornamental Iron 2.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto decorative scrapbook paper (DSP) in black. The sentiment is by Stampin’ Up from the set Sincere Salutations.

And one last look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2021-02-28; Using left over die cuts


A few day’s ago I was asked to be a guest designer for a challenge blog. I ended up with quite a few left overs as when I started cutting I wasn’t sure of the colors, size, etc. So I ended up with all of these pieces. If the truth be told, I have a whole bin of “extra” die cuts left over and I’ll only use those to make a card today.

And here is the card. Only left-over’s have been used, no new stamping, punches or die cuts; just what’s in the bin.

The coffee bean medallion is from a few months ago when I had a stamping friend over. I was showing her some of my Just Rite stamp collection.

This next photo shows a Thinking of you sentment that a stamping friend sent to me along with a flower that I stamped and punched out last week for my Craft Roulette #49 Entry.

The big die cut hello is a left over from last month when I took a project for a craft day with a friend. I still have lots of die cut sentiments left over, I’ll keep those on hand for future cards!

This is the closed view. I don’t recall when I cut the butterfly’s, but they were totally finished and ready to be added.

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2021-02-27; Blossom by Blossom Craft Roulette #50


Last night I watched the Craft Roulette live show on FaceBook and crafted along. This week the parameters were…

Fancy Fold; Any 4 colors; Floral Cluster and Dry Embossing

It was hard to take a photo of the fun fold but hopefully you will get the idea….

Here is the view from the other side…

I took a close up so you could see a few of the bitty elements.

And one that shows the full front view….

It was fun.

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2021-02-26; Craft Roulette #49, try #2


This card is my 2nd try at the criteria that was spun for this weeks episode of ;Craft Roulette. The spin of the wheel this week brought the following: 1-Card w/ribbon; 2-;colors of red, yellow & blue; 3-cup or glass and 4-add ink using a piece of wax paper or cellophane called “crinkle inkle”

I used blue ink and added with the crinkle inkle technique to the background.

The close look shows the mug and ribbon

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2021-02-25; TTTC102 Guest Designer


Today I am a guest designer over at the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Blog. The challenge for today is #TTTC102. The pick was easy for me. Lots of my designs contain flowers, pearls and a favorite color, so my choice was the bottom horizontal row.

Before we get to the actual card, here is the card base I started with. It’s a circle easel card. This can easily be created with a circle die. Or in my case I used an old Cricut machine and the cartridge Wild Card and cut a scallop circle base (white) at 5.25″ I picked that size as when the card is closed I have an envelope on hand that it will fit into. The second scallop circle (green), gets glued to the 1/2 circle which will create the easel. All that’s left is the decorating.

I cut additional circles to create the various mats. I used an assortment of supplies stamps, punches, stickers and glitter glue to create the arrangement. I’ll supply a list at the end of this post.

Here is a close up view of the large wreath sticker that was popped up for dimension. You can also see many of the tuck-in’s that I added to the floral arrangement. Front and center is the glitter glue that I added to the large flower center.

Here is an angle view so you can see more of the easel and the way it is displayed.

And one last view of how it looks when its flat (well as flat as it will be with all of the 3-d flowers) so it will fit into a bubble envelope.

Be sure to head over to the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Blog and give the challenge a try.


Large Flower: Stampin’ Up, Flower Shop. Small Flower Petite Petals Thinking of you sentiment from the set, Just Because.

Sentiment by Fiskars, Friends Forever Quotes

Punches: Martha Stewart, Pine branch, large leaf & small cluster leaves

Large wreath sticker – Hobby Lobby

Additional embellishments: Glitter glue, assorted ribbon, gold thread, pearls and cheese cloth

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