Monday, May 3, 2021

Mother’s Day 2021

Sharing the cards I made for my mother in law and step mom today. This first card was made using this weeks color throw down. Stamps  are from Papertrey Ink and Pinkfresh Studio. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 8, 2020

Folk Art Christmas

Today I have a couple of Christmas cards I made, trying to get the Folk Art feel that was shared by Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper this week. I pulled out my wreath builder stencil to help with placement.  I tried some larger stamps from Spruce and Sprigs first.  Not totally happy that it was using with the folk art concept, so I made a second one, which I feel captured it better.

I also used  the sentiment from Its a Sign Holiday sentiments, and some ribbon too!

This second one has a sentiment from Beautiful Berries Winter, and a border from Fair Isle Motifs.

Lots of fun to go outside my comfort zone on these!

Thursday, September 10, 2020


Hi there! Today I have a card I made to send to my sister after we had a wonderful weekend at their home. She is a fabulous cook, and we ate so much I must have gained 5 pounds!  Anyway, as we move into the fall season, it was fun to pull out one of my favorite fall colors, including Papertrey Ink’s Ripe Avocado. They really have the best card stock out there! I buy their white card stock just about every order!  Anyway, I’m sharing this card for the challenge fro make a “Thanks” card. One of my favorite kind of card!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Wishing You...

Today I have a card for Melissa’s Fab Friday Challenge. Don’t you just love how everything she makes is so beautiful and full of inspiration?  💗 I was inspired to use my Tin Stitched Border die after seeing her card. I used it for a wedding card for my nephew in a few weeks. As of right now, we are planning to go, but with COVID, things have changed several times. My heart goes out to all the brides that are having to deal with those changes!  Anyway, after a few changes on my card...this is how it turned out 

Hope they like it, and pray the wedding goes well!

Sunday, April 26, 2020


Love to make flowers, and being in need of Mother’s Day cards, it was a perfect time to get some ready to send. I love Garden Grace, but always had a little trouble lining up those blooms. Misti to the rescue! It was so much easier! I was able to get three sets made quickly and have them ready for cards. 

Fun to change up the colors as I went along too!  

Here are the cards I made.. 

Can’t pick a favorite, but I think they turned out well!

Sunday, April 19, 2020


In creating a card for this challenge, I went in the direction of a different “Special Delivery” as in a new grandchild coming in September!  My daughter and her husband are expecting for the first time. Definitely a special delivery on its way!

I was planning to take her a special gift this month, but a little pandemic called Covid 19 kept us at home. So I will send this card with that gift in the mail. 

I’m sending her this counted cross stitch piece that I made for her when she was a baby. I know she’ll remember it, and hopefully find a place for it in the new Nursery. 

Yep, my vision to reach out to her, even though I can’t be with her at the moment!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Reaching out with Rainbows

I don’t use my blog much anymore, but I didn’t want the receiver of this card to see it before I sent it!  I loved the Hugs and Rainbow theme, and here is my card!

After ink blending my rainbow, I used a stencil and some glitter paste for my heart. The “hugs” is made of two layers, and the sentiments are from the Big Hugs set. 

I really love how this turned out! Can’t wait to send it across the country!!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Color Throwdown

So I usually post challenges on Instagram, but as this will be a present, I thought I’d create a Blog Post.  I took this weeks colors to put together a set of cards, using a delightful new stamp set from Altenew called Delicate Tiles.  I had so much fun making these! 

I think this last one could be my favorite, but it’s probably because it’s Teal, my color!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites - Kraft

Playing along with the Favorites this week - to use Kraft!  I love Kraft for Fall, but I also love using it on Masculine cards. So this week I inked up my new Deco stamps and made a masculine birthday cards. 

I used two different black embossing powders. The lines are a shiny look, and the sentiment has a little sparkle. 

I was a quick and easy card to make, and I think I’ll get lots of use from this new set. 

Thanks for a great challenge!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites Fall!

Today I have a card I made for my grandson’s 13th Birthday.  He is getting too old for the cutesy stamps, so I thought the Fence Line Autumn scarecrow was a perfect way to celebrate his October birthday.  Fall is a favorite time to craft for me, and it’s a good thing! I have 6 male birthday to make in the fall!

I took a lot of inspiration from one of Dawn’s cards when this set was released.  Loved her color choices, especially for the haystack, which is stamped with Saffron Spice. It’s such a unique color!

Hope he likes it! Do you like Fall crafting? Can’t wait to see what you make for this challenge!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites- vellum!

Well I totally love using Vellum, and PTI sells the best. I love the patterned vellum as well.  
But for my card today, I used it to help create an under water scene.

I used it to make some of the coral and it really worked out perfectly! It didn’t distract from the focal point, but framed the corners.
 I left it a little loose as well, to look like it was floating a bit.

It was so fun to make, this will be on its way to my brother this week.  He loves to scuba, and has had fabulous aquariums over the years as well.
Hope you’re having a great day! Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Farewell my Friend!

Today I have a card I’ve made for a coworker whose last day is Friday. I made this for everyone to sign. I used some new pretty purples for the flowers. I also used a new die cut and blended the ink behind the die, for a layered look. 

Thank you for coming by!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites - Casing a Favorite

This week we were challenged to case a favorite card from this month’s release. I had quite a few! But I chose this fabulous card from Michelle Leone. 

I just loved her crisp black, white and red basket of apples!  

I used one of my first Papertrey Ink sets, Vintage Picnic to create my card. I used navy instead of black Bitty Big papers, and an oval frame instead of a rectangle. 

I also added some buttons, something we don’t do much of anymore!

Thank you for looking! Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 16, 2019

New Floral Card set

Today I have a card set I made using some beautiful stamps and inks from Altenew. I was inspired by some pieces of china that were painted by my grandmother. 

Here are the finished cards...

I love how these turned out. What’s your favorite?  I can’t choose!

Have a great weekend all!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites

I have a card this week for Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites, choosing a favorite background stamp.  So I created a card with two of mine! My newest Loosly Woven stamp, and my all time favorite Background Basics Polka Dots.  I’m also using some other new goodies I got today, since I was on vacation since the 4th.  Back to work tomorrow......

I added some Nuvo Crystal drops to accent the cake, and my new Hexagon dies too!

And I while I had things on my desk, I decided to make a more girly version too!

I used two different embossing powders on it, clear and green. And I haven’t added a bow for a while, this one needed it!

Candle lights were made with a gold pearl pen.

That’s it for now!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites-Summer Blooms

When I think of summer flowers, I think Yellow!  So I used the Many Anemones stamps for some sunshiny posies. I made my card for a co-worker going through a difficult time right now. I thought the yellow flowers might cheer her up.

The base of the card is Lemon Tart and was stamped with Fresh Snow Ink using the Cover up Grid stamp. and the sentiment is from Penned Elegance, stamped in Weathervane.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites- Summer Colors

My favorite summer color combinations have yellow in them, unless I’m making a beach themed card.  I love bright yellows with red, blue or green! For this card I chose to pair it with some fresh berries and yellow gingham.

A little pop of white, really sets off the colors, and I think the plaid center cut feels like a basket.  Some summer fun in color!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Laurie’s Fabulous Favorite- Tags!

I went right for my favorite tag, but goodness, I have quite a few that I love!  I most often put my tags onto a card, but today I have just a tag, and I do like how it turned out!

I stared by cutting the tag out, and then masking the edges. I then blended some Green Parakeet ink around the edges. I popped up my larger die cut, made from the Corner Adorner June stamps and dies. The sentiment is from a different Corner Adorner. Such a wonderful series!

That’s it! I’m off Saturday for a trip to visit my dad, and taking my daughter too! 

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites - Shaped cards

I needed a birthday card for my grandson... I ended up making my first z-fold card ever! 
I fell in love with this one card from Stamping Starbucks Momma on Pinterest... I used the same stamps, and chose a primary color palette for him.  I went back to watch the Make it Monday video, which was super!  I plan to make more of them!!  

It was so much easier than I thought it would be. Ashley’s instructions were so helpful.

This is the inside...

Think he’s going to love it.  Think I’ll try a garden themed Mother’s Day card next!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites - Coloring Technique

I had to choose. And it was hard!  I love to watercolor and use my Copic markers equally!  But I finally decided to use the copics for my card, because I’ve waterecolored this stamp set a lot, but never used my copics for it! Plus...I just purchased the dies to match after seeing the Saturday Showcase using them!

This is for a coworker that has his anniversary next month.  His wife always likes to have one that I’ve made. I’m thrilled to oblige, and this was a joy to make. 

Maybe I’ll  need to even out my favorites and go make a watercolored one 😉

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Laurie’s Fabulous Favorite - Style!

Choosing a favorite style for card making, changes for me sometime. I’ve always been drawn to the shabby chic look, but never felt like I pulled it off very well. I like the clean and simple look, but have a hard time pulling off all that white space. I want to put in a button or bow or something!  So after thinking about it for a while, I think I am very “tailored” in my creative style. I like things straight and organized. (no slants or crooked frames!). I am very drawn to Michelle’s style. I love her use of papers and just the right amount of products on her cards. So my card is styled after her Tuesday Transformation cards this week. I loved the three in a row look, so I hopped on that!  

I am going to send this to my sweet mother in law. She has had a sweet beau in her life for over 10 years, and he passed away this week. At 95, she lives a full life, but I know his being gone will bring some loneliness for her. Thank you for stopping by today.