Monday, May 22, 2023

Hello Lovely

Hello friends, I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day weekend and if you don't celebrate Mother's Day, I hope you had a lovely day with friends. Mine was beautiful and I was spoiled by Bret for both Mother's Day and for my birthday. 

Here is a card I made using a practice piece from when I got my Glimmer Foiling Machine.  I cut off what wasn't so great and kept what was decent going with a tag shape. Just my photo isn't all that decent, but you can at least see what the design looks like.  Hard to see, but I embossed the background with a WR embossing folder. Use come Ohuhu alcohol markers in pale colors to add a bit of color to the flower and leaves, added a sentiment and that was it. This card was sent to my aunt in SC for Mother's Day. 

I know I've been a bit MIA again, so much going on here. But I should have caught up with some of you and the rest I will be getting to soon. As always, thank you for understanding. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Glimmer Foil - Comes with the Spellbinders Glimmer Machine

Flower and leaves - Spellbinders Small Die kit/-The Ampersand set

Sentiment - My Creative Time

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Cricut Made Cards

Hello everyone, I hope your week is off to a great start. I'm still busy mowing every day or other day. I have a few things to get planted, so want to get on that here hopefully tomorrow after mowing.

I have two cards that I made using the Cricut. Both cards are plain and simple, so not much to making them. But they work for what they are needed for. It is wedding season, so my first card is a wedding card I made for a wedding Bret went to over in Philadelphia.  Looked so much prettier than the photo's look. I printed my sentiments inside and out as well as cut out the design in the white card. Attached it to mirror holographic paper and placed on black card and then a white card base. 

Sorry for the blurriness of the inside, some days my hands are not steady, but you get the gist.
The wedding heart bells are printed in a pale gray, in person it was much easier to see. 

Next card is a simple "box" of birthday candles birthday card. I think it is cute and will be going to Dwayne's Uncle for his birthday. Again, a print and cut card. I used some old packaging acetate for the window of the candle box. Inside sentiment is fitting as Dwayne's Uncle is in this mid 90's. Hoping his wish comes true! 

As you can see, nothing fancy with these cards and not much to them, but again, they do the job.

We've been having lots of rain come through, thus why all the mowing. Here is a photo of a storm that came through, fortunate for me, I got some light rain from it but the storm part just went all the way around me. And I do mean all the way around me. Front, back and side. Luckily I had already gotten the mowing done. I enjoyed watching those storm clouds though and the darkness sure made the green of the grass and trees look even more vivid. I thought those clouds were beautiful, within safe viewing distant that is! 

That's it from me. I will be trying to make it around to your blogs this week in between mowing, playing ball and other chores. So until next time, enjoy your weather and soak up the sunshine!

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut/Design Space
Cricut Holograph Card

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Bret's Easter Card

Hello crafty friends, I hope your Easter was a blessed one. Sorry I've been MIA once again. The mowing every other day, sometimes every day and spraying has kept me busy and then I fell into a long Lupus flare but still had to keep up with the mowing. I hope to start visiting and commenting again here this week since it is a rainy week and I can't mow. I will have a hay field when I can finally mow again. Such as life, too much to do myself and will have to be hired out in a few years I'm sure. But until then, it is me with Bret's help on the bigger jobs that I can't handle alone. 

I have Bret's Easter card to share and then that is it for Easter from me. I have some regrets with this card. I wish I would have just kept the embossing basket weave white, but instead I used some blue ink and silver gilding wax on it. So I'm not loving that part. I'm also not good with cloud making. I definitely need more practice! 

Again, I hope to start commenting this week, so hopefully I will be by to see what you've been up to in this card making community! 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:

Old Fiskars grass punch

Spellbinder Forever Spring Eggs & Arch dies 

My Creative Time-sentiment

Cloud Stencil-have no clue who makes this stencil

Hearts are from the inside of another die

3D Embossing folder by We Are Memory Keepers

Gilding paste in silver

Tumbled Glass DOI

piece of smooshed card from my stash for egg background

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Just as He Said...

Hello my crafty friends, I hope the weather has sprung to spring where you are. It certainly has here. I'm mowing every other day now. And of course puppy sitting and playing ball. Might be able to open the pool earlier than normal. We shall see. Anyway, this is keeping me busy, so I am behind on my commenting once again. So please bear with me while I try and catch up as best as I can. 

I have Easter cards for today. A sweet friend from CA, who is no longer with us anymore, sent me lots of embossed backgrounds that she embossed using some Anna Griffin embossing folders. So I decided it was time to use them as I've had them for years and years. I really miss my friend, but I know she is in a better place just like Dwayne. Some embossing folders, I used the embossed side, other's I used the debossed side. I saw this cross die (NBUS) and I fell in love with it. I didn't have any cross dies and this one was on sale, half off I think or more, so I snagged it. I think it is gorgeous, a tiny bit  fiddly, but well worth it. I made a bunch of these Easter cards, don't remember how many exactly, but around 10 I think. I love how simple they are, but to the point of what Easter is really all about. They also looked much better in person than they do in these photos for some reason. 

Edited to add: I'm taking this over to the NBUS Challenge since the cross was a NBUS

All the outsides look like this, except for color and the embossing folder.

Insides all were like this, although Jesus looks very dark in my photo,
 but in real life he wasn't.

Following photos showing the different embossing folders I used. 

Thank you for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my little world. I'm sorry once again for being behind in commenting. I hope to start commenting tomorrow. Once spring has past, them mowing will slow down to just twice a week, but right now, I have to mow constantly or else I'm making hay. Not fun to make hay. LOL  I hope you are enjoying lovely weather as well!!! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Embossing folders - Anna Griffin

Oval scallop - My Creative Die Scallop Ovals

Cross - Spellbinders

Outside sentiment, Jesus, inside sentiment - Maymay Made It "He's Alive" stamp set

Happy Easter - Close to my Heart "Just to Say" Cricut Collection

Cross colors are snippets from my snippets bin

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Funny Masculine Birthday

Happy hump day my crafty friends! Hope your week is going well thus far.

My brother's birthday was yesterday, so this is the card I made for him. It is Pinterest inspired. Just used the print and cut feature of my Cricut for this card. Stacked the whiskey glass 4 times to make it chunky and pop up. Hard to see because I did black on black, but there is a postage mat that the whiskey glass and sentiment is sitting on and that is popped up on foam tape. 

I found the inside sentiment online and thought it was perfect. Funny thing is 
my brother is 10 years younger than I am.  Still had to rib him about soon becoming
a senior. LOL He has two more years to go before officially being a senior, but hey 
who's counting?! Surely not me! LOL Oh to be 53 again, right?! 

So not much to this card, but I do like the way it turned out. Looks better in person though. Easter is rapidly approaching fast!  Until next time....

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut Design Space
My Creative Time Postage Dies
Dollar Tree foam tape
Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) heavy weight black card for my card base
Canon Printer

Friday, March 17, 2023

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Hello crafty friends, I hope your weekend is off to a great start. I have a question and am hoping someone has the answer. I've been going to some of your blogs for sometime now, but now all of a sudden,  I'm getting a message that reads "Dangerous Webpage Blocked!" on some blogs. Why am I now getting that message, I know your pages are safe so what is the deal...anyone know how to fix this issue???? I have been just hitting "continue to site" and it usually works out fine, but on some I can't even comment because the same thing comes up when I try to comment and it won't let the comment go through. Is it something on my end?? I sure hope someone has answers for me. 

I made only one St. Patty's Day card and this is it. It applies to all my sweet subscribers, isn't the sentiment so true?!!! Even to online friends I have never met in person, but all who mean so much to me. I am a lucky and blessed person to have such wonderful online friends and I do consider each and everyone of you friends. Thank you so much! 

Just a simple card using some pattern (pattern paper is a NBUS) and solid papers, a little gilding wax, gilding flakes and some stacking of the letters. Easy peasy and oh an so simple, plain design. Everything is also cut from snippets from my stash except the card base. I haven't played in any challenges in a very long time, so I am hoping to go over the the Snippet Playground and the NBUS challenge spot. 

Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to. I hope I've been by to see you too, but if not, I will be soon. Until next time.....

Crafty Hugs, 

Card Recipe:

SU  Sunshine and Rainbows 6 x 6 pattern paper-NBUS
Wonky Stitched Dies-Mine are unbranded, not sure who makes them originally
Dress My Craft Rectangle Die Family Set Basic Designer Dies
My Creative Time: You're My Pot of Gold, I'm a Lucky Girl, Uppercase Fun Dies

Friday, February 24, 2023

Ampersand Birthday

Hello craft friends, it's Friday and I hope you have either some fun for the weekend or a nice relaxing one planned. I think I am painting trim again this weekend (as long as my neck cooperates) in Bret's kitchen. Which spending time with him is always a good day for me. 

I have another ampersand card today. Just simple CAS birthday card that was very hard to get a good photo of. Mirror card does love to bounce back the light doesn't it?! 

Nothing much about this card, just stacked the ampersand, did a small panel of gilding flakes in gold, silver and copper and cut the ampersand "tail" from. Using mirror card, cut my sentiments. The flower and leaves cut out of white scraps and color with some alcohol markers, but not sure I like them. But they are there now, so there it will stay. Popped my panel up on foam and done. 

I have been laid up with a bad stiff neck all week. So I am a little behind on commenting. Getting around some today since I can finally move my neck without lots of pain. So if I haven't been by, I will be soon I hope. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it and I appreciate you!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Gilding Flakes in silver, gold and copper from Amazon

Spellbinders small die kit for the month of January

Mirror cardstock scraps from my stash, think it is Cricut's mirror cardstock

110 lb Neenah cardstock

80 lb Neenah cardstock