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Have A Reel-y Great Day

>> Thursday, June 8, 2023

Hello friends!
I'm sharing some guy cards today (Father's Day is fast approaching!) 
First I have this pleasing early morning fishing scene made just for fishermen
of all ages. The sky is all lit up with color and so are the Mountains from Mountain & Treeline 2 in 1.  I used the Silhouette Fishermen out on the lake and the River Rocks & Fence Line 2 in 1 in the foreground.
The tree line is actually stamped in the Misti using a dark green ink, (I used the Misti for the fishermen
as well). The fishermen have a bit of black pencil added to cover the line of the trees.

The sentiment is from Fishing Birthday Greeting
The frame die is from APG at Spellbinders.

My next card features some really cute fishing stamps:

The frame is popped up.
I stamped the fishing pole twice, once on the fish scene and again on a separate 
piece of scrap, colored then cut out (just the hand part) and glued to the frame.

Thanks  for visiting today!



Nontraditonal Twists

>> Wednesday, June 7, 2023

I really like the new U.S. Military Proud collection, and today I am sharing some non-traditional twists on the U.S  Army and U.S. Navy coins.  

This first one was inspired by a burlap wreath. To replicate it, I drew some burlap and a bit of plaid.  A bunch of Stickles were added because I love how it makes the card really standout.  I think this would work well for a woman soldier, but would work for a man too. 

On this one, I used a Stamperia ship pipe stencil that was colored up using several shades of ink and a torn paper and distress technique. It gives the coin a little funky vintage look.  It would work well for someone retired from the Navy.  Plenty of Stickles were used on this one as well.
I hope your week is going well!




Baby Celebration

>> Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Hi Everyone,

My niece's baby shower was this past weekend, so this post is of the projects I made for the celebration.

They know the baby is a boy, so I colored up Jenny Giraffe in yellow and blue, adding a simple 

Julianne and Dan are big travel buffs, so the party was to have a adventure theme.  I was in charge of making the favors, so I got the suitcase boxes online and added my own tags using the Let the Adventure Begin Greeting.  

I displayed the favors in a vintage suitcase with this letter board sign, but I forgot to take a picture of the final set up...Of course. (Eye roll.) 

Thankfully I took these along the way as I was making them.

Here is a close up of the favors.

And here they all were, waiting to be tagged.  At the bottom you can see the little chocolate globes that I filled them with.

Here we are with the happy parents to be :)

Thanks for peeking in today and I'll be back with some more patriotic cards next week!




A Friendly Note...

>> Monday, June 5, 2023


I needed to send a quick note to a friend and really think this BIRD BATH - 1127H is perfect for a happy note.

For my card:
  • I stamped the BIRD BATH - 1127H and the FRIENDLY NOTE GREETING - 790D with memento black ink on white card stock.
  • Next, I colored the image with copics and then die cut the image and sentiment with a dotted boarder.
  • The card was finished with a few gems from my stash.
Thank you for stopping by to check out my card this week.



>> Thursday, June 1, 2023

Hello fellow crafters!

Today I'm sharing a sweet birdie card! I love the little chickadees don't you?
I used DRS stamps: Bird on Branch and Thinking of You Tweetie.

The tag die is from IO and the embossing folder is from Sizzix which I used some Distress Ink on to make it like a letterpress.  The edges are inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink as well.

This was a simple card to make and one you could get done in a hurry.
It makes a great all occasion card. 

Thanks for visiting today!




Military Vibes

>> Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Hello Crafty Friends,

Do you ever get lost watching YouTube videos? I watched THIS cool artist over the weekend, and was inspired by his distressing technique and quick action.  I didn't want to spray paint my card stock so I watercolored it, edged it in black, and dipped crumpled paper in white and blue paint and also some black ink.  It produced a cool effect.  I also added in some Stickle stars and stamped the new Thank You For Your Service Greeting. 

Here is another one with less paint and less stars. 
Keeping with the military vibes, I was asked to make a congratulations card for a man who was just promoted to colonel in the Air Force.  The new Air Force Proud is perfect for this occassion. 
I also used the Congratulations from the bottom of the new Blending Lives Greeting.  The blue background panel was sponged with Close to My Heart Sapphire ink, and there are a lot of Stickles on this - it shines brightly IRL.  The new Military Proud collection can be use for so many occassions - birthday, entering the military, Memorial day, Veterans day, promotions, awards, and retirement.  I was inspired by THIS card by Caterina when making this one. 

Hope you are having a wonderful week.  




Army Proud

>> Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Hi Everyone, 

I was in need of a couple of cards and had little time to make them, so I went with my favorite Dogwood Branch stamp that would work for both, and a couple of sentiments.  

I simply stamped the With Sympathy Greeting and the flowers multiple times, adding color by stamping using a small square ink pad.

I did the same here, but added a die cut Brush Thank You.  Some glitter glue was added for some flair.

Finally, I made another star filled card to honor our military, using the following stamps:

Thanks for stopping by!


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