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2019-08-14; beautiful day


A stamping friend of mine almost always sends a few sentiments along with her note and card. Here I used a stitched circle and die cut it out.

And the card…you know I sent this one back to her so she could see that I use all the fun things she sends along.

Here is a look at the border die and copper tape.

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


2019-08-13; August shoe-box; stickers, washi tape and review


Here we are at the last card made at the August shoe-box craft day. This fun sticker & washi tape card was brought to us by Maggi.

Maggi gave us the card base, gold foil sticker and a piece of DP and challenged us to make a card. I have been saving extra sentiments, die cuts and mats just for these types of cards.
You can see that I added a tag, sentiment, leaf sprig die cut, fussy cut butterfly, ribbon bow, glitter glue swirls and tiny flower sequins.

Here is the sentiment. I stamped a bunch of these off when I was at the neighbors house. (Thanks Sara!) They have been all punched or die cut out and put into my tool kit so I’ll have sentiments to add to my challenge cards.

And now in case you missed any of the August shoe-box creations, here is the REVIEW.

Thanks to all of the shoe-box ladies for coming over and sharing their ideas and supplies with all of us!

2019-08-12; August shoe-box; Wisecracks


This next card from the August shoe-box craft day was one of mine. I pulled out a stamp set at random and created a extra card for the ladies to make.

I used a fun fold and a cricut cut mat for the wisecracking lady to be on.

A close look for you…

And the inside you can see the rest of the tiny sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by.

2019-08-11; August shoe-box; Happy Birthday ribbon banner


This fun ribbon banner card was brought to us by Chrissy. The table went dead quiet as we all fat fingered the ribbons and crochet thread to get them attached lol! It took longer than you would think to get that task accomplished.

Chrissy had the background embossed and the sentiment stamped. Basically it was just assembly. Each of our cards looked very different according to the ribbons that we added to the string banner.

Here is how mine turned out:

A close look at the ribbon banner

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

Thanks for stopping by.

2019-08-10; August shoe-box; typewriters


We were surprised by Jane this month who brought us two cards to make, both using a typewriter die with different sketch designs.

card 1

card 2

Thanks to Jane for bringing her fun ideas to the table for all of us to make.

2019-08-09; August shoe-box; ship ahoy


This past week was the August shoe-box craft day. I was inspired by so many boat card samples in my groups that I pulled out a really old boat set by Stampin Up (SU) called Ships Ahoy.

In the background is another SU stamp called Hardwood.

The close view shows that I was able to find a ships wheel in my Cricut collection. I cut this out at 1.75″ and stacked 3 of them to give it strength. The little sticker in the center is a little extra addition.

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

We had a wonderful afternoon and made a total of 6 cards. Be sure to stop back and see them all.

This card was perfect for the challenge at Let’s Craft and Create this week. Use twine!

2019-08-08; mixed media post card


A stamping friend asked me to make a mixed media postcard. I could either make it mail-able (flat) or not. The postcard measures 4×6″

I went with flat, well; mostly flat.

I started out with a piece of heavy weight file folder (pale green). Painted the entire surface with gesso. Added scraps of DP that were all shades of green with mat medium. Added a dry brush of gesso so the green patterns still showed through but mellowed the shades to match.

Added 2 stickers, some stamping, stencil paste and glitter.

This lovely has already been mailed. I used a regular postage stamp as I didn’t think the local post office would let me get away with the bumps with postcard postage 😉