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2021-09-25; Yellow, my nemesis color on Craft Roulette this week CR80-36


Yellow. Yuck. So not my color but that was one of the parameters this week on Craft Roulette. The rest of the picks this week were much easier to deal with. They were an A2 side folding card; postage stamp and masking.

I used a Cricut cut postage stamp frame and also featured a glazed postage stamp that I made some time ago. I pulled it from my stash and added to today’s card.

I added a stamped sentiment and some purchased flowers.

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

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2021-09-24; color challenge blue-green-yellow


I have never been interested in color challenges. Mostly because the challenges always use the newest & greatest, which I assuredly do not have. However; the hostess said in the case where you don’t have the exact colors, we were to use a dark green, dark blue and dark yellow for substitutions.

Use those colors and nothing else? I should have stuck with a floral arrangement. Maybe I’ll give that a try on another day. In the meantime, here is what I came up with.

The close view shows the leaves from the set For All Things. I fussy cut them out and then ran them through a Fiskars crimping tool. To keep with the color challenge I sponged the edge in dark blue. I used a left over gold metallic leaf and tucked it into the arrangement.

I used white as a base; dark green for the mat and dark yellow for the leaves. I also used a dark yellow for one of the banner pieces and stamped it with one of the sentiments from the set. The hello fall is also from this same set.

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2021-09-23; More felt pumpkins!


A few weeks ago I shared my find of felt pumpkins at the thrift store. Today, I sat down and made a set of them. I still have 4 left but thought I would mail one along with each card when they go out as a little tuck in gift.

Here is a look at the card set. The felt pumpkin print makes you want to rub your fingers across it!

And a better look at the card. On these I added rectangle gems, gold metallic card stock, punched leaves and twine.

This close look lets you see the rectangle gem, the twine & felt layer.

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

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2021-09-22; givin’ the old stamps love


I followed a sketch I found on line and the requirement along with this challenge was to use stamps that were older than a year old. No problem there! I have bought new stamps since I retired in 2019.

Today’s card uses rubber stamps from the Stampin’ Up set Autumn Harvest which is dated 2007. For the sentiment I also used a Stampin’ Up set called For All Things dated 2014.

I’m still using mini-note cards that I picked up at the thrift store, so I adjusted the sketch to fit. Finished size of the card is 4×5.5″

Here is a close look at the focal image. You can’t tell, but I stacked two large pumpkins for dimension. I also added Wink of Stella to the leaves.

I didn’t have the right sized scallop border punch so I created my own by punching circles and then cutting them in half.

Today’s sketch can be found at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog. This is for challenge #167, Let’s Get Sketchy!

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2021-09-21; What’s under the tree? CR79-35


This weeks Craft Roulette #79….Make a card with something under a tree? Yup, I had the perfect embossing folder that comes out just once a year because of the fall scene. This is by Sizzix and the entire image is embossed.

Also this week were were to use only 3 colors, have a fun flap and also something called crinkle inkle. This is where you scrunch paper up, ink it in the ink pad and create a background by tapping the inked paper down.

In my case, I did that to the sky. My 3 colors are blue, green and orange. Brown and gray are considered neutrals, so we really do get to use more than 3 colors.

Here you can see my flap flipped open to see another fall sentiment.

In order to add some detail, I doodled a little bit by adding sketchy lines to the fence and penciling in some grass.

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

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2021-09-20; Wrapping it up and REVIEW!


The last card of the craft day was this fun flower card. It is a Cricut cut card from the cartridge Wild Card, cut at 5″

Each of the various layers of the large flower were cut at 5″, 4.5″, 4″ and 3.5″ The leaves were cut at 3″

The sentiment is a very old Stampin’ Up verse.

The card has now been opened up. You can see that we added a flower to the inside so it looked finished off.

And now in case you missed any of the fun designs, here is the REVIEW. We made a total of 5 cards. 2 were Sheet Load of Card designs, 2 were Cricut designs and the last was made using dies, flowers and punches.

I posted this design for a challenge at Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge #53 – Circles.

I’m not positive that this is exactly what was meant, but I do have 2 circles and a whole bunch of layers of flowers which are circular.

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2021-09-19; Shabby Elegance


The next card we put together featured a Memory Box die. I explained as we created that I thought I HAD to have this die. That was literally years ago. Now that I’ve got it, I have rarely used it. This design covers most of the die cut up, but my goodness! The shabby Chic look is wonderful. It’s probably the decorative scrapbook paper (DSP) that really makes this design. The papers are by Prima from a pad called Lavender.

Here is a close view of the floral arrangement. It features purchased flowers, punched leaves, ribbon trim and a scattering of pearls.

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

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2021-09-18; Cricut pumpkin


Craft day continues! The girlfriend I had over is the one who recently bought a used Cricut. I went through my list of cartridges and found one that I knew she had. That way she can recreate this card later. This fun pumpkin card from the Cricut cartridge, Wild Card. I cut it out at 5″

The sentiment was stamped on a die cut piece using metal dies. The sentiment is by CardzTV.

And now the Open view….

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2021-09-17; SLOC for September 2021 & craft day!


I had a girlfriend over for a craft day yesterday. To prepare for the crafting I pulled out a copy of the Sheet Load of Cards (SLOC) for Sepetember 2021 It was easy to cut enough of the design for 4 card kits (2 for each of us). We have made SLOC cards before so she knew what to expect.

Additionally, I pulled out some butt ugly paper (well, at least to me) to use for the cards. What would you do with girls all over the background? After a short discussion, we decided that a friend card would be the best way to go.

Here are 2 of the 4 that we put together….

We used 2 different sets of die cut leaves and decorated with an assortment of flowers.

A close look at the various flowers & leaves…. The sentiment is one that my girlfriend brought along with her. I had to flip the precut sentiment piece on it’s side, but I made it work!

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

And today’s card fits the challenge over at Uniko Studio.. #67 Anything goes with optional Autumn colors

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2021-09-16; Shop your stash Challenge #2 To Die for!


This weeks shop your stash challenge is to find a die in your stash that you’ve never used before.

Here is the die set that had not yet been opened…

My first two attempts hit the trash. Now I know why this set wasn’t opened yet. I had no idea how to use them. I was able to peal off the yellow bees off of one of the failures, cut them up and use them on the final design.

I got the sentiment and stamped honey comb from my stash. The note card and envelope were from the thrift store. I’m keeping the stack of cream color note cards on the corner of my desk and will keep using them until they are gone.

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

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