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. 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 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Last Two Valentine's

Hello crafty friends, hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's with your sweeties.

I have the last two Valentine cards to share. First one has been hot foiled. Still working with that, sometimes I get the shims right and other times I don't. I need more play I guess. But this one turned out pretty well, my first time using this foiling plate. Very simple as the foiling plates did all the work. I just ink blended the pink heart. Very simple, but pretty I think. 

Had one more little piece of that red smooshed paper that I used on the Cupid card, it was barely big enough for this ampersand die. For the tail, I used some pink smooshed snippets in my stash to give the ampersand some character. The ampersand and the postage stamp mat are stacked up with 3 or more layers. The hugs and kisses sentiments are individual letter stamps made to look like a Dymo/Dyno? Labeler-I think that is what they were called, but I could be wrong. I placed them down flat. 

                                          Here you can see the thickness of the stacks.

Thanks for stopping by, I know lives are busy. If I haven't been by to see you, I will be soon. I had all three dogs for a while and I got behind with commenting. Nothing new there though! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Spellbinder foil kit of the month for December 2022 and small die kit of the month for January 2023 

My Creative Time stamps - "Label Font" for the sentiment on card 2 and the Postage Stamp dies for card 2. 

Waffle Flowers A2 dies for card 1 mat

Neenah 110 lb card

Versafine Onyx Black ink

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Hope You're Feeling Loved...

Hello my crafty friends, I am back with another Cupid Valentine card. I think this one will go to Bret. 

Pretty much a CASe of a card Loll made a long while back, you can see it here. I had the ink smooshed paper in my backgrounds box, just a small piece if it, so it worked out well for this. I rubbed some gold gilding wax lightly over the smooshed ink background and the black heart in Cupids hand.  I got my panel on crooked, sigh. It wouldn't be a card of mine if something wasn't wrong with it. LOL 

Again, not much to this card but I do love how it turned out. Sorry again for the blurriness, I should have taken another photo, but it looked good or so I thought. Old eyes I guess. LOL 

As always. thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to come and see what I'm up to. I should be by to visit you soon as well. 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cupid die was a gift so not sure where it came from

DIO smooshed background from my stash

Gilding Wax - Pebeo

Black Cardstock - Paper Studio

80 lb Neenah Card for the mat

100 lb Neenah Card for the card base

My Creative Time Stitched Square Dies 

Waffle Flower A2 dies

Sentiment - SU You Are Loved Stamp set

Monday, January 30, 2023

Cupid Kisses

Hi my crafty friends, hope your weekend has been a great one and your week is off to a good start. 

I have had this cupid die in my stash since 2019 and I'm just now using this cutie! I think I forgot about him. Shameful I know. It was a gift from a sweet blogging friend, she knows who she is and I am thankful for her and this little die. I decided I wanted him to sit on some letters. But really couldn't think of what word besides love. So that is what I went with. I think he looks so cute sitting on the "L" with his foot on the "O". I used some leftover background DIO smooshed paper I had made long ago for my letters. I did stack my letters, 4 thick and the cupid is two thick, his heart is just one layer. Not much to this card, but think it is cute. 

As always, thanks for stopping by, I know your time is precious. Hopefully I've been by to check out what you have been up to as well. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cupid die - might be an unbranded die, I really don't know

Waffle Flower - A2 layering dies

Letters - My Creative Time letter dies

Happy/Day! - My Creative Time, "You Make My Heart Smile" stamps and dies

80 lb & 110 lb Neenah cardstock 

Versafine Black Onyx ink

snippet of black cardstock - Paper Studio

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

CAS Masculine Birthday Card

Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope your week is going well. 

I have been watching a lot of Chrissie Stokes videos and just love her style. Plus she is pretty funny to boot! She had enabled me into buying some gilding wax and gilding flakes. I have all the mica powders Bret gotten for me last year so used one of the colors for the first time on this card, along with the gilding flakes and wax. I cased her card which you can see here. I thought this design would make for a great masculine birthday card. Since it is Bret's birthday today, I decided to try out all these materials for his card. I do love the way it turned out even though I'm not super great with using these mixed media materials. It was fun playing around with them though and I definitely plan on playing with them more on future cards. 

Since I was going to be hand delivering the card, I went with a 5 1/2" square card. I also stacked the numbers 4 thick and layered the mat on foam tape. I am sorry for the blurriness, I was a bit shaky taking the photos and for the life of me, couldn't get a picture that wasn't blurry! Plus I think the silver flakes was messing with the camera as well. I embossed my 2 & 7 with the diamond plate embossing folder, stamped with versa mark and added blue mica powder on top of the versa mark. Added glue and silver gilding flakes, then added some gold and silver gilding wax as well, not necessarily in the order I listed. 

As always, thank you for stopping by and visiting with me as I know time is precious. I really want to say I'm sorry if I haven't visited you. I am trying to get to people, but without getting notifications anymore I tend to miss some of you. Again, I'm sorry...I try to come around as soon as I think about someone I may have missed. So unless you have a "follow it" tag for me to join, I don't get notified of when you post. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Numbers. Bret's name - Cricut Art Deco font

Happy, "th" - Agleisya Font using Print & Cut

Canon Printer

Arteza French Blue mica powder (Amazon)

Kinno Imitation Silver leaf flakes (Amazon)

Pebeo Gilding Wax - Silver and Empire Gold (Amazon)

Maymay Made It - Patina stamp set 

Cuddlebug Diamond Plate embossing folder

My Creative Time - Stitched Square Dies

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Meet My New Friend.....

Hello crafty friends, I hope your week is going well thus far. I wanted to introduce you to my new friend. He took me a year and a half to make. What?!! Yes, you read that right. A friend of mine asked me to come and lets each make one. But then things happened in her life and it was quite a while before completing this cutie pie. Meet Snowy the Snowman. Isn't he cute?! I'm not good at sewing, so my friend had to walk me through the making of Snowy. She provided all the materials to make Snowy as well. All wool scraps from her fabric stash. She does a lot of sewing, quilting and such so she has a nice stash of materials. The only thing I bought was the trim on his coat and hat. I had the buttons for his eyes and mouth, everything else was the wool material. We had a great time making our snowmen, but we always have a great time when we get together. I am not used to her sewing machines, she has fancy ones and I just have a simple it was challenging a few times for me.  But with her help, I got Snowy done and now he is keeping me company for the winter. I hope you love him as much as I do!  Thank you Leslie, I love Snowy and thank you for all your help with making him as well as giving me all the fabrics to make him!!!

Thank you for taking time from you busy day to stop by and visit me. I appreciate you doing that! If I haven't been by, I should be soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Happy New Year!

Hello crafty friends, I sure hope everyone had a great Christmas. It was a good one here. I took time to really enjoy the season, so I'm behind in commenting once again. I will be getting back at commenting very soon. Happy New Year to everyone as well, hoping it's a great one for all of us! I'm also in wedding mode, Dwayne's cousin is getting married and I am doing everything "handmade" for the wedding. So far I've done the "save the dates" and they are out. Invitations are next.

I am posting the last of my Christmas cards from last year. Now got to get started making them for 2023. I used another Concord & 9th stencil for these cards, similar to the fall stencils I used. I was pleased with these stencils as well. So easy and so fun! I also got a Spellbinder's Glimmer Foil Machine for Christmas and made a December birthday card using it. I am loving it! 

And this is the birthday card I made for a dear friend and my first card made using the Spellbinder's Gimmer Foil Machine. The foiling was amazing, the rest of the card, eh. The vision didn't turn out quite like I had in my head. 

As always, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to see what I'm up too. I should be around very shortly to visit you as well. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Stenciled Cards:

Concord & 9th-Boughs & Holly Stencil Pack, Boughs & Holly stamp set

Hero Art ink cubes

Old Snippets of shiny glitter sticker paper-gotten from Amazon ages ago. Some Cricut Joy old card kit mirror mats and bases. Just stuff from my stash for the card bases, mats and strips. 

Embossing folder-I believe it was a Darice folder, but not sure

Birthday Card:

Spellbinders Glimmer Foil Machine

Glimmer plate-Christmas Foliage Background 

Spellbinder-Rainbow foil

Spellbinder's Stitched Hemline circle dies

Simon Says-Poinsettia die

Pebeo Gilding Paste from Amazon

Neenah 110 cardstock for card base