Monday, August 2, 2021

Gnome is Where the Heart Is.


  • Fusion Card Challenge - I used the sketch (rotated), not the photo inspiration. I decided to try the spot-lighting technique for the partial circle element. 

  • Stamps: Stamping Bella: gnome in house; Unity: outside sentiment & inside gnome;  MorningStar: inside sentiment
Here's a look at the inside:
I'll be sending these (I made 4) to a few relatives that recently moved. 
That's all folks. Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look. Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Big, Tiny News

"Just the Facts, Ma'am." (quote from Dragnet).  My son and daughter-in-law are coming in today for her baby shower.  I finished this just in time. Whew! 😀



  • outside: dinosaur-Avery Elle; sentiment-MFT; pattern papers-Craft Consortium
  • inside: sentiment-Taylored Expressions; dino egg-Heffy Doodle
  • dies: Avery Elle, MFT (banners), Heffy Doodle, YNS (heart banner & hearts) 
A peek at the inside:

It's a boy, due the end of Oct.  They are going with a dinosaur theme. 
Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are having a good day. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Summer Retirement

Our mailman is retiring at the end of this month.  He's a really nice guy, and he'll be missed. He hopes to enjoy more fishing when he retires. 😀

  • Inky Paws - Newton's Nook. Summer Theme - to "plant" the tree I used a shape from Paradise Palms and embossed it.  I also used one of the palm trees from this set for inside the card. 
  • Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets Playground - Challenge #405 - Ruby's Memory - the background that I used has been in my stash since I created this card in 2018! 

  • Cover: palm tree stamp by All Night Media; sentiment by Taylored Expressions
  • Inside: palm tree by Newton's Nook; sentiment by Impression Obsession
As always, thanks for stopping by to take a look. Hope you are enjoying a lovely day. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A Slow Happy Birthday

One of my daughters-in-law's birthday is coming up.  She enjoys snail collectables. This is for her. 

The snail stamp and die is by Avery Elle, colored with Copics.  The Happy Birthday dies are by Technique Tuesday. I couldn't quite get them to fit how I'd like.  Let's just say that snail is slippery, and the birthday slid down :) 

I haven't gotten to finish the inside yet.  Soon. 
That's it for now.  Short and Sweet.  Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your evening. 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Father's Day for the Car Guy

Hello again!  Here is the last of my 3 Father's Day cards - this for my hubby, who is sooooo into cars!! 



  • Stamps: Stampin Up (car); Hero Arts (sentiment)
  • Dies: Stampin Up (car); Technique Tuesday (gears)
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Enjoy your weekend.  Enjoy celebrating any Fathers in your family.  My hubby is already planning on spending his morning at a car show. 😆

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Happy Father's Day

Hello!! Here's another father's day card-- this one for my younger son. His first baby, Theo was born in the fall.  

When I saw this stamp by Colorado Craft Company, I knew I had to get and use it.  It reminds me so much of this photo of Craig and Theo - both fathers catching up on the news. 


  1. Fusion Card Challenge - I like the idea of an image framed in the corner.  I also took the colors of turquoise, gray, and off white from the seashell jar
  2. The Male Room - Dads & Grads
  3. Stinkin' Inkers - You're the Man
  4. Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies 
  5. Always Fun Challenges - I Love my Dad
  6. NBUS - Never Before Used Stuff


  • Stamps: Colorado Craft Company; Lawn Fawn (small mice inside)
  • Dies: Colorado Craft Company, and basic rectangle and frame die
  • Papers: DCWV; silver: Tim Holtz

Here's a peek at the inside:
Hope you are enjoying a beautiful day. Thanks for stopping by to take a look. 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Daddy to Bee

Hello, and welcome. Father's Day is quickly approaching!  
My older son is going to be a father for the first time. YaY!! We are so very thrilled!!!! Sadly he lives in another state, so we'll not be able to visit as often as we'd like.  But on the plus side we're retired, fully vaccinated and a bit more comfortable with traveling. And there's always facetime. 😀


  • Papers: Authentique
  • Stamps & dies: Your next stamp (dad bee); MFT (baby bee & bee hive); sentiment combo of Honey Bee & Colorado Craft
  • Inside: Lawn Fawn (heart & bee); Technique Tuesday (Parenthood)
 Here's a peek at the inside.
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look. 
Always bee yourself. Do your own sting.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Happy Anniversary

Hello!  Beach days will be here soon!
Our son's and daughter-in-law's anniversary is coming up. Eight years . . . time flies!  They enjoy the beach, so that inspired my paper heart selections. 

My goal was to create the feeling of a
beach (sand at the bottom, sea, 
    sunset).  Jamie likes Disney movies, I was  able to find a small Nemo. The Happy Anniversary was stamped on a washed wood paper for the illusion of boardwalk. 

 The idea for this card was inspired by these 2 cards: My Life in Paper and Jennifer McGuire


Products used: 

  • Heart Die: Memory Triple Stitched Hearts
  • Sentiments (inside): My Sentiments Exactly & Taylored Expressions
  • Pattern Paper: assorted scraps 

Here is a look at the inside of the card.

The weather is getting warmer here. I'm looking forward to enjoying warm days at the beach. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Enjoy your day. 

Christmas Stocking Thank You

A Xmas card in May!!?? Yup.  It's actually a Thank you for a lovely woman who helped complete a Xmas stocking for my "little Theo." 
Backstory: My mom knit gorgeous Xmas stockings for her 3 children. Then she knit for our husbands, and her grandchildren. She knit each person's name onto the top of their stocking. As she was getting older she realized her family might outgrow her ability to continue knitting stockings.  So she made a "stash" of stockings for future family members.  As the oldest I am the "keeper of the stash".  Happily, mom's forecast came true.  Her family grew.  Eventually she was no longer able to knit the names on the stockings, and then she passed in 2019.  Along comes Theo (her 3rd great grandchild). 
My sister-in-law found a lady who was able to knit names onto the stockings.  This thank you is for her. 

Mom knitting a stocking ~2005
Theo's stocking with his Mom's & Dad's


  • diecuts: Thank-you (Simon Says Stamps); stocking (Concord & 9th)
  • pattern paper: assorted (HoneyBee & DCWV & My Mind's Eye)

These stockings bring a smile to my heart. The tradition continues. Here's a peek at the inside:

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying a lovely spring day. 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

A Foxy Mother's Day

 Hello!  I hope the sun is shining on you today. Even with today's rain, I had a fun day making this card. Theo's mom is celebrating her first Mother's Day in a few days.  She enjoys fox and forest baby things.


  • Front: fox image - Hampton Art; sentiment - My Favorite Things
  • Inside: fox image - Uniquely Creative; sentiment - Gina K
  • Other: pattern papers - Honey Bee stamps; "pearl" bling - Craft Consortium
Here is a look at the inside:

Enjoy these photos of Theo starting to get "solid" food.  
Not liking Oatmeal
But he is Loving Carrots!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  I hope this post brought a smile to your face.