Sunday, February 18, 2018


Just a quick minute to post this card.  Orange isn't a  color I u se a lot of but today seemed fitting.  I used the  sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches for this elegant card.  I think the  embossing  just adds a  touch of class to the lacy edges on the paper.  Simon Says  Wednesday has a Die  cuts Challenge.   Cards TV has an Anything Goes Challenge.  Cute Card Thursday has a one word  sentiment challenge.  As You Like It has an Add a Sentiment challenge.  I like simple phrases on the front of the card. Crafty Sentiments has a  flower challenge.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bee Mine

I raise  bees so anytime I see  a bee on paper or cards I just hafta  make it.  I really like how this turned out.  The faux stitching around the  heart  showing the bee's flight  gives it an extra  zap for me. My Husband  will be getting this card this evening when he comes  home from work.

  As You Like It Challenges has a Real or Faux stitching challenge. I  prefer  faux stitching because I never take the time to do real stitching. Tuesday Throwdown has  a Sweets for My Sweet challenge.  Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge has a  Valentine Hearts challenge.  Cut It Up has a Layers of love  challenge.  Crafting From the Heart has an Anything Goes Challenge.

Monday, February 12, 2018

My Valentine

Another  quick card while the kids are napping.  This is another  die I received in the mail a  few days ago.  I thought it was so  pretty. I cut it from red paper then again in white so I could  color the  flowers. This sketch comes from  Die Cutting Divas. Word Art Wednesday and CardsTV both have an Anything Goes Challenge ending soon.


This sketch came from Freshly Made Sketches.  I really  had no clue what to do with it  until the mail came and I received this new  heart  die.  I just had to try it and this seemed a good place to put it.  Crafting From the Heart has  their usual  Anything Goes Challenge.

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Today, I learned  a friend  lost her Mother.  It had been a long battle with cancer.  I don't do a lot of  sympathy cards  so I  didn't have a sentiment to go on the outside.  But I like the clean plain look of this.   I bought this  die a few weeks ago and  hadn't used it yet so  now it can be  put up instead of floating around on my desk just waiting to be used. 

CASology  has  a  butterfly challenge. 

Inspiration Destination and  Jo's Scrap Shack both have an   Anything Goes Challenge.


Today I used scraps from my desk to put this  card  together.  I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I'm not  quite sure  why but my camera made the  elephant look like he's standing sideways.  He's really not but I took the picture twice  and it looks the same  both times.  Crafty Creations has an Anything Goes Challenge.   Even though it made this card a little busier than I  normally  like I used  3 patterned papers for the background. Dream  Valley has a 3 patterned paper challenge.  MFT Challenges has a  color challenge this should work real well in.  Hiding in my Craft Room has a Super Scrap Saturday Challenge.

Happy Valentines Day

It seems I have  so little down  time any more.  Because of this  my style has changed to quick and easy. I don't really like it but it is better than  doing nothing at all.  Since it is so close to Valentines Day and I've done  no other card I cut several of these to mail out tomorrow. Some will be late but atleast the thought was there. 

 There are  quite a  few challenges this month  using Valentines/ Love as their theme.
Simon Says Monday 
Aud Sentiments
Fab N Funky
Simon Says Wednesday
A Gem of a Challenge
Cute Card Thursday
Cupcake Inspirations
Casual Friday

I'm also adding several  Anything Goes Challenges
Crafty Sentiments
Through the Craft Room Door
Crafty Gals