Monday, February 20, 2017


I made this card for the sketch challenge at: Sunday Stamps.  I wanted to use this little jar for quite some time. I've had it for ages, there is no name for it, I don't even remember where I bought it.  However,   I think the little strawberries are "sweet"  hence the sentiment.   A little sparkly ribbon and 2 berry red brads make it complete.

I also wanted to share a picture of this cute little squirrel trying to climb the bird feeder pole.   You see I posted early today the beautiful birds that were out feasting on the seed, and I guess this little guy thought he wanted some of the feed too.  He was so cute hanging on for dear life as he tried to climb it and then slide right back down.   I have to give him credit for being so persistent.  
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I stumbled across another challenge and I just knew I would have to play along with the folks at: The Male Room  how awesome to have a place to showcase our more masculine cards, and it's all about wheels.  I used the train image from Jim Holtz, because well we live next to a train yard and it just seemed appropriate, never mind that we also live on a street with 4 lanes of traffic out front.  I still went 

for the rails and the big iron beauties..  I thought I'd share a few pictures my son took of them.   He has always had a great admiration for trains.  

And as promised yesterday I wanted to share a few snapshots I took of my feathered friends that visited the side yard.  

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

SCS ~Spring

It's time for my inspirational ✟ SCS (Scripture Card Sunday) post.    I went with some spring like colors today, and used my tulip embossing folder, because it's just glorious outside🌞.  The sun is shining and the temps are warm.  Well warm for February in WI.   So I just felt like a sweet spring card was in need.  I used stampin up, Garden whimsy and Banner blessings sets together for this delightful little image.  I also fussy cut the elements out, but I think doing so gave it much better dimension.
So I might of mentioned back in Dec. our hand me down wash machine broke, well we were blessed to purchase a new one, and after much convincing, I got my hubby on board for the drier also, which we just purchased yesterday because it was on sale for 400 dollars.  I'm excited to say that after 25 years (this May) of Marriage I have my very first ever washing machine and drier set.  it's fabulous.   They sure do brighten up my dreary basement.  💡

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 I can't wait to post tomorrow, because I have a card already done, and furthermore,  I got some awesome pictures of my side yard friends 🐦I want to share with ya all.  YAY!!! 
Have a Blessed Sunday.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cut, Fold, Tuck Die Cards

Hello Dear friends.  I can't even begin to tell you how super duper excited I am, but I will try.  First I went on a small road trip yesterday with my daughter to visit my son.  This is sometimes difficult because driving is hard on my legs, but it went well, just a lot of swelling and heaviness in the legs, but worth every bit of it to be with my kiddos. We all had a great time, and plus I was able to quick whip up a couple belated Valentine Treat Bags and give them to him and his girlfriend💗
Then when I got home after a long day, much to my surprise I was BLESSED with 4 new followers.  OMGOSH so  very exciting.🙋.  That was awesome. Thank you so very much!!!!  Also, I was thrilled to read all the sweet comments. I wish I could send everyone a card.   Perhaps I should think about setting a goal for reaching 100 followers and then give a random free stamp set to someone.   I just want ya all to know how much I appreciate you. 

The amazing news continues...  My friend sent me a spellbinders cut, fold, tuck die.  I've not ever used something like this, so I had much to learn and that is what my 4 cards feature today.  I think with each card I was getting a bit better with it.  I will post my first card, (the Thank you note to my friend for the lovely gift) and then the rest of my card takes... haha  kind of like filming.. take 1 take 2 etc.   Let me know which card is your favorite.  I have a hard time working with pattern paper as it is, but I tried on a couple of the cards to incorporate that. 
Sorry for the lengthy blog, but just wanted to share.  Again thank you to my new followers.  I'm so glad you have come to join me on my stamping journey. 
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Challenge #229 - Clean and Simple & Cards In Envy ~Be my Valentine

I wanted to make one more card for the clean and simple challenge at: Addicted to Stamps and More  but it also tied in well with the challenge at: Cards in Envy Be my Valentine. (my first time entering in their challenge)  I just couldn't resist this cute little hedgehog couple greeting one another with "hedgehugs" it just speaks to my heart💗 as if to say, You're my Valentine.    I used the Gorgeous Grunge and Love you lots from stampin up, the sentiment is from lawn fawn.

I also can now show you the cute little bird cages with my stamped birdies on the inside.   It was a gift for my sister's birthday. So I didn't want to post it until she got it.  I layered the bottom with flowers that were pink,black, gray, and white. I then stamped the birds and fussy cut them out. Of course adding a googly eye just brings everything to life.  I tied a little ribbon around the base as to "tie" it all together nicely.  I hope she liked them.  I also encourage you to go check out her blog: From Soils to Oils and Everything in Between  I am  sure she would appreciate the drop in visit, and comments. 

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RRCB56 They Say It's Your Birthday & Challenge #229 - Clean and Simple

I pulled out an oldie but goldie  for the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  This time it's all about Birthdays over there, and I thought the 2000 smiley stampin up set worked lovely, along with the 2001 musical note from stampin up.   I embellished each note with a gold sequin to give it some zippity doo dah.  I also used a die cut from lawn fawn for the sentiment.  I also want to submit this card to another challenge at: Addicted to Stamps and More where we are to design clean and simple cards.  I see some white space there.  So I'm pretty happy face myself with this project.    
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

MOJO484~Patriotic Congrats

I am so excited about this card because I made it for a friend who just became a US citizen.  I thought what better way to congratulate her then to make a patriotic card.  I used the sketch challenge at: Mojo Monday for the design layout.  I used all stampin up stamps, along with some washi tape, and brads.   
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