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2021-04-16; Walk in my garden, thanks a bunch and review!


Yesterday I spent the afternoon playing with Cricut projects. I still had to try another one. This one is from Walk in my Garden cut at 5″ and the flowers at 1.75 & 1.25″ Leaves are cut at 1″

In this close look you can see that I added Wink of Stella over the die cut sentiment.

And one more look before you get to the review of the Cricut projects that I made yesterday afternoon.

And here is the review in case you missed any of them for the past 4 days. They are a fun bunch of cards!

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2021-04-15; Whimsical Greetings


Today, I’m over at a friends home enjoying some 1-0n-1 craft time. I took this card along with me. All the pieces have been pre-cut to help with time constraints. I did take the cartridge Just Because along with me so that my Girlfriend could try it out if she’d like.

For today’s sample I tried to use a different feature of the cartridge, the boarder images. The butterfly border is from the cartridge Just Because and cut at 1.5″. The pretty, lacy border is a punch by Martha Stewart.

Here is the close look at the border. There was not a shadow image for the border but I was able to use an individual shadow image and piece one together.

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

Be sure to stop back tomorrow. I hope to share some additional projects that my girlfriend has put together for us to make!

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2021-04-13; You’re Amaizing!


Still getting ready for a craft day. In honor of my girlfriend picking up a used Cricut machine I have been designing projects using lots of Cricut cuts. Today’s card was made from all images from the cartridge “Just Because.”

I set the machine for 5.5″ and kept it that size for everything. I kind of wish the corn stalks were bigger but I cut first and assembled later. So, everything having been cut I just used it up.

The close view shows one of the sentiments. Both sentiments are from an acrylic set I won years ago, by Jillian

Vance called Down on the Farm.

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

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2021-04-13; Spring Laughs in Flowers


I am cutting projects for a 1-on-1 craft day later this week. I recently watched a youtube video where Mary at CardzTV showed a great sample using really old Cricut cartridges. I had the two she demonstrated, so I cut the pieces and will take them along for craft day too!

The decorative scrapbook paper (DSP) was given to me by the friend I’m going to visit this week. Another way to show that I appreciate her gift!

The scallop was cut from Just because at 4.75″, the circle was on the same page as the scallop and was cut at 2.75″ and the rose from Walk in my Garden at 2.25″

I used quite a few of the rose layers from the cartridge. It made the piece really sturdy. I also used clear Wink of Stella on the rose for glimmer.

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

Video courtesy of Mary at CardzTV. Be sure to visit her, leave her some appreciation and you can download her free card sketches

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2021-04-12; Home to Roost & sketch challenge


I am getting ready for a 1-on-1 craft day. I was looking to incorporate a Cricut die cut in my layout and I did accomplish that. The large scallop medallion and small cream medallion are both from the cartridge, Elegant Edges.

I would have switched the decorative scrapbook papers (DSP) around but I had already cut the pieces and went with it. I think the dark chicken paper would look better in the background and the flourish in the foreground. Although, that would have made a pretty dark colored card.

Here is a close look at the medallion. I added the extra stitched circle as the dark scallop piece wasn’t showing up on the dark brown chicken DSP. This lightened it up a lot.

And a full frontal view of the card for you…

I used the sketch from Stamping Pals and so my card qualifies for the sketch challenge #14.

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2021-04-11; From Trees to Bushes


I still had the tree stamp set out and decided for another go around. This time I only used part of the tree and added an adorable little fox.

This close view shows that I snipped the outer section of leaves off as the clump was a little to big for my layout.

And another look at the card…

This will fit the challenge over at the Twofer Card Challenge this week. It’s #37-Leaves.

And the little fox card (well ok, the owl card too) fit the challenge at Just Us Girls this week for challenge # 579 – use 2 stencils. The two stencils I used were for the clouds and grass and the stencil is by All Night Media.

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2021-04-10; Lets see the forest and trees CR56 (12)


Last evening I played along with Craft Roulette. This was episode #56 and my 12th consecutive submission.

This week the parameters were

  1. card with flap(s)
  2. Forest colors
  3. Tree or leaves
  4. Tearing

Here is what I came up with…

The tree, owl and sentiment are all by Stampendous.

The die cut greenery are by Spellbinders and most of the stamped greenery is by Art Impressions.

And here is the flap that opens up on the front of the card. The card also opens to give lots of space to write a note.

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

This card fits the challenge at CardzTV – Anything Goes #138.

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2021-04-09; Rainbow swoosh background


The 3rd choice for the theme challenge in my group is rainbow. I already know I don’t have a rainbow stamp, die or anything else I can think of. I decided to make my own rainbow using this “swoosh” stamp by Love to Stamp.

I stamped each color in order (ROY G BIV) Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Then I cut it out with a stitched rectangle and found a sentiment that I thought went with the rainbow theme. Rainbows are a promise and can be considered a new beginning after the rains.

In this close view I show the sentiment by Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz and the Paper Studio Flowers. Yeah! I used up the rest of a package of these. I feel so accomplished at having used something up.

I created the base background by direct to paper inking and stamping with multiple images using the same colors that I used for the rainbow.

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

Today’s card fits the challenge at Tic-Tac-Toe this week. The challenge is #108 and I picked the row that said Layers-free-coloring. Got lots-o-color and layers here!

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2021-04-08; hello there puppy


Yesterday I mentioned one of my groups and the current challenges. They are make a card with an umbrella, dog or rainbow. I finished the umbrella sample and today I’ve finished with the dog.

In the close view you can see some dimension. I popped the puppy up on foam tape. And I swear that I thought I put the text decorative scrapbook paper up-side-right. I even looked at it to make sure. Apparently, I need new glasses.

The DSP for the card came from a 6×6 pack called Spring Fling.

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

Today’s card fits the challenge this week at TTTC108. Tic-Tac-Toe column that I used was the center vertical column of Florals-free-any shape die cut.

The floral is in the decorative scrapbook paper (DSP) on both the upper and lower sections and I used 3 different die/die cuts on the large central medallion.

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2021-04-07; Show me the umbrella


In my FaceBook group every few weeks we are challenged to make a card following a specific theme. The current choices are umbrella, dogs or rainbows.

I started going through some really old sets and found a mini sized umbrella in the Stampin’ Up set A Little Love. I paired it with the SheetLoad of Cards (SLOC) sketch for this month and was able to make the first challenge card.

This is a mini slim-line card size

The close view shows the mini umbrellas on die cut circles.

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

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