Friday, July 12, 2024

Gracious Words

Today's two faith based cards were created for Grace Klein here in Birmingham (@grace_klein_community). This is a wonderful faith based organization that has many charitable endeavors both locally and globally. Their goal is to give out 100,000 scripture based cards this year to be included with the food, clothing and school supply boxes, etc. They want cards in bundles of 25 which is daunting to our kind of card makers but my goal is to donate 100 cards by the end of the year. If you have any questions or want to join me, please send me an email or comment on this post and I will give you the details. 

For my first card, I used The Greetery Honey Jar stamp set using buttercup ink for the honey jar, fine line for the honey dripper, pernament black and soft stone for the bee and cut all with their matching dies. For the background I cut white cardstock using a die from The Greetery Nordic Frames dies. After stamping the honeycomb images from the Buzz Worth Sentiments stamped with (Simon Says) goldenlocks hybrid ink, I stamped the sentiment from Verve which is now out of business. All the stamped image were attached with a foam dimensionals. 

Products: The Greetery stamps and dies, Verve stamp, Doodlebug dp, Altenew, Concord &9th and PTI ink


I stamped images from the Reverse Confetti Happy Bee Day (no longer in business) including the honey jar, topper, dipper, bee and floral cluster, cut out with the matching dies and colored with Copic markers. The Verve Proverbs 16:24 was stamped onto a tag cut with the Paper Trey Ink Charming Tags 1 set. For the background, the The Greetery Honeycomb Corners Dies were cut from a white cardstock panel, then backed with a bright buttercup cardstock piece. All the images along with a flourish snippet from my die cut stash were attached with foam dimensionals. The sentiment is also from Verve which,  sadly, is no longer in business.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, PTI linen cs, The Greetery and PTI dies, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Jar-Y21, Y15, BG70, BG10; Jar Topper-BG01, BG02, BG05, RV21, RV17; Honey Dipper-E30, E33, E50; Bee-Y13, N3, N5, B0000, B000; Flower Cluster-Y00, Y13, RV21, RV06, RV17, YG01, YG03

These two cards represent cards #16 and #17 of my bundle of 25 (because I found 12 cards in my stash that fit the scripture requirement). 

I am submitting to the Word Art Wednesday challenge of Anything Goes - Weeks #655-656

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

A Pure Heart

Today's two faith based cards were created for Grace Klein here in Birmingham (@grace_klein_community). This is a wonderful faith based organization that has many charitable endeavors both locally and globally. Their goal is to give out 100,000 scripture based cards this year to be included with the food, clothing, school supplies boxes, etc. They want cards in bundles of 25 which is daunting to our kind of card makers but my goal is to donate 100 cards by the end of the year. If you have any questions or want to join me, please send me an email or comment on this post and I will give you the details. 

I stamped the Pretty Pink Fresh Floral Hearts stamp and and then cut out with the matching die and colored with Copic markers. I stamped the small cross from a old Technique Tuesday set onto the linen card front which was cut out with the The Greetery Nordic Frames dies. After attaching the floral heart with a layer of craft foam, I stamped the sentiment from the Stamp Simply Words of Encouragement set. A few Doodlebug sequins finished it up. 

Products: Pretty Pink Posh stamp and die, Stamp Simply stamp, PTI linen cs, The Greetery die, Doodlebug sequins, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: BG000, BG01, Y13, Y15, R10, R83, YG01, YG25, E81

While the scripture stamp was on my craft table I made a second card with the same theme. I used a die from the Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Heart Stackables set to cut an opening from a stitched edge panel. I cut a backing panel and blended on salvaged patina distress ink and stamped the sentiment from the Stamp Simply Words of Encouragement set. The gold cross was cut using a die from the Simon Says Crosses set which apparently is retired. The flowers and leaves were cut from my scraps bag using dies from the Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms set. 

These two cards represent cards #14 and #15 of my bundle of 25 (because I found 12 cards in my stash that fit the scripture requirement). 

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Monday, July 8, 2024

{The Cat's Pajamas} Hello There

Hello there! 

For this card I wanted to include the bunny from the This Could Be Vodka set I decided to use the individual images in the Fence & Flowers set rather than the main image. I combined the fence, a couple of greenery pieces and three different flower stems. I used the erase, bring to front and send to back features in the Silhouette software to create the arrangement I wanted. After printing my finished image onto Copic friendly cardstock, I colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut out including getting my craft knife out. I attached the image to a waterfall cardstock panel cut with a stitched edge die. The sentiment is from the Stacked Sentiments set. 

                

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, Spellbinders cs, MFT die, Copic Markers
Copics: Flowers-Y02, Y21, Y35, RV02, RV10, RV32 RV34, RV17; Stems&Leaves- YG01, YG25, G24; Greenery-G40, G43; Bunny-E40, E41, E42, E44, R83, E25; Fence-E81

 It is so-o-o hot! Stay cool my friends!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Spring Shower {Purple Onion Designs}

Another card today from the recent Purple Onion Designs release Tofu & Friends-Summer Fun collection illustrated by Chilliezgraphy by Pei (@chilliezgraphy). I posted this on my Facebook page as well as Instagram but just did not have the time to blog it until now. It's been a busy, busy summer so far. 


I used one of my favorite color combos for this card featuring the Spring Shower image plus a sentiment from the Friendly Warm Wishes Sentiment Set created in my usual clean and simple style.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bear-E30, E33, E35, E40, E41, E42, N3, N5, R02, Y13, Y15, Y17;Kitty-C1, C3, R01, E30, E33, Y13, Y15; Umbrella-W00, E81, N2, N3, N5

Have a great day.

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Monday, July 1, 2024

You are Tee-Rific {Purple Onion Designs}

Recently Purple Onion Designs released a new collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula "Amongst the Pines". I did post to my Facebook page and Instagram but not here due to some time constraints. 


This card features Mulligan and 18th Hole along with a sentiment from The Great Outdoors Sentiment set

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, Picket Fence Studios stencil, Altenew, PTI and Ranger Distress ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bear-E50, E51, E53, R00, R02; Clothing-R21, R22, R24, R27, B21, B23, B26, E81, E42, E84; Shoes/Socks-E30, E31, E35, B21; Golf Club-T0, T3, R21, R27, B23; Grass-G40, G43, Flag stick-R21, R22, R24, R27

This was my husband's favorite card as he is an avid golfer.

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Just a Note {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's card features an image illustrated by Stacey Yacula (@staceyyacula) for Purple Onion Designs which is a part of the Amongst the Pines release. 


I stamped Sapphire, Steel & Cobalt (swans) onto a Copic friendly cardstock panel along with Clouds from a previous release then colored with Copic markers. After masking the image I splattered on watered down white acrylic ink with a fan brush.  The sentiment is from the Pinkfresh Studio Perfect Sentimental Stamp and die set. The panel was mounted onto a subtle patterned paper background with a layer of craft foam. Super clean and simple!

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Pinkfresh Studios stamp and die, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Swans-W00, E81, N2, N3, N5, N7, YR14, YR16; Clouds-oB000, B01

I hope you have a wonderful week! See you back here soon.

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Sunday, June 30, 2024

Come Near

Today's card is the first of (I hope) many faith based cards I am creating for Grace Klein here in Birmingham (@grace_klein_community). This is a wonderful faith based organization that has many charitable endeavors both locally and globally. Their goal is to give out 100,000 cards this year to be included with the food boxes, clothing etc. All cards must include a scripture and can include envelopes or not. The cards they used as an example were water colored but of course my forte is stamped images so that is what I will be using. They want cards in bundles of 25 which is daunting to our kind of card makers but I am almost done with my first bundle since I have included some cards previously completed (12 actually) so technically this is card #13).  My goal is to donate 100 cards by the end of the year. If you have any questions or want to join me, please send me an email or comment on this post and I will give you the details.  


I stamped the Spellbinders Hydrangea Bouquet (Jan23 Clear Stamp & Die club) onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with the matching die, then colored with Copic markers. I splashed watered down shaded lilac distress ink onto the stitched panel with a fan brush, then attached the image with a layer of craft foam. The sentiment from the Stamp Simply Words of Encouragement set was stamped direct to paper using new leaf ink.

Products: Spellbinders stamp & die, Stamp Simply sentiment stamp, PTI linen cs, MFT die, Altenew, Ranger Distress and PTI ink
Copics: Flowers-BV00, BV01, BV02, RV000, RV00, RV02, R85; Leaves-YG01, YG25, YG17

I am submitting this to the Color Throwdown (#779) Challenge to include colors of pink, purple and green.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Hang in There {Purple Onion Designs}

Today I am featuring a card from the new Tofu & Friends-Summer Fun collection illustrated by Chilliezgraphy by Pei (@chilliezgraphy) for Purple Onion Designs.


After stamping Tutu Sweet Dreams onto Copic friendly cardstock, I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. I attached the image using craft foam to a circle onto which I blended broken china distress ink. The sentiment from Friendly Warm Wishes Sentiment Set was stamped onto a strip of  cardstock which was also blended with the same distress ink. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, MFT die, Altenew and Ranger Distress ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E50, E51, E40, E81, B41, B32; Flowers-YG01, Y0000, Y00, Y13, RV00, RV23, RV25; Leaves-G40, G43, B000, B01; Cart-W00, W1, W2, W5, E30, C3, T3

For a limited time you can purchase the whole Tutu & Friends Summer Fun collection including the Friendly Warm Wishes Sentiment set for a savings of 30%. Offer ends June 15. 

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Monday, June 3, 2024

{The Cat's Pajamas} Hello Crafty Friend

Do you send cards specifically for your crafty friends? A lot of us have internet paper crafting friends in this industry and today's card is a perfect one for them as well as those you know in real life. 

Using Silhouette software, I resized the girl, the crafty cluster then sized the "stamping" sentiment on the banner portion from the Crafting is a Superpower digital set. I did the same for the "friend" sentiment from the Talk Crafty to Me set and printed all onto Copic friendly cardstock. The main sentiment and girl were cut out with pierced circle dies. The cluster portion was cut with a stitched rectangle die for the card front. All images were colored with Copic markers. After adding a strip of patterned paper I attached the main image circle with a couple of layers of cardstock to give it more dimension. I blended tumbled glass distress ink on the edges of the sentiment piece and attached with foam dimensionals. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, Doodlebug dp, MFT cs, MFT dies, Ranger Distress ink, Copic markers
Copics: Skin-E50, E000, E01, E11; Hair-E51, E33, E53, E35; Clothing-W00, RV00, R81; Book-W00, B000, B01; Greenery-YG01; Scissors-C00, C3, RV00, R81; Glue-B000, B01, YR30, Y21; Stamp-YR30, Y21, R01, R02; Banner-YR30, Y21

I hope the month of June is off to a great start for you. 

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Have a Flippin' Great Day {Purple Onion Designs}

It's a flippin' great day at Purple Onion Designs because there are two new adorable stamp collections. Today I am featuring a card from the new Amongst the Pines collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula

After stamping the new Fallen Log and Skip images Copic friendly cardstock, I cut out with a stitched rectangle die and colored with Copic markers. I also stamped, colored and fussy cut out Timber from a previously released collection. I masked the two images on the stitched panel and blended tumbled glass and broken china distress inks to represent the water, then used a cloud stencil and tumbled glass ink for the sky portion. I tapped on water using a fan brush on the "water", then blotted with a paper towel. A sentiment from the new Great Outdoors Sentiment set was stamped direct to paper. Timber was attached with foam dots. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, RC cs, Picket Fence Studios stencil, Ranger Distress and Altenew ink
Copics: Log-W2, E50, E53, E21, E23; Greenery-G40, G43 & G21, G24; Mushrooms-R02, R05; Rocks-E40, E41, E42; Beavers-E30, E31, E33, T0, W00, W1, W2, W5, R02, R35

For a limited time you can purchase the whole Amongst the Pines bundle including the Great Outdoors sentiment set for a savings of 30%. Offer ends June 15. 

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

{The Cat's Pajamas} Squeeze the Day

Good morning. I have another card using a digital set from The Cat's Pajamas May release. If you haven't checked out this release yet, what are you waiting for? It's adorable. 

I love all the citrus fruits so the Cute Citrus, or Not set called my name for sure. Alma has provided the fruits with a cute face or plain. Using Silhouette software, I resized and printed the branch of oranges onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with a arched die, then colored with Copic markers. I did the same by resizing and clustering the cut orange and a blossom from the same set along with the sentiment from the Citrusly sentiment set, cutting out with a pierced circle die. The main image piece was attached to a light teal card base then the sentiment piece was attached using foam dimensionals. A trio of enamel dots added the finishing touch.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, MFT cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Copic Markers
Copics: Oranges-YR12, YR16, YR14, YR04, YG03; Blossoms-E81, Y21, YR30; Leaves-G40, G43, G46, YG01, YG23, YG25; Branch-E40, E42, E44; Shadows-BG70, BG0000, B0000

The citrus colors make a very cheerful card, doncha think?

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

{The Cat's Pajamas} Grow Your Own Way

Yes, I am still stamping. Yes I am still blogging. It's been a tough year. Two eye surgeries for me, my husband recovering from cancer treatment and both of us having a terrible bout of Covid has really put a dampener on any type of creativity. I am determined for this to change. 

Fresh vegetables are beginning to appear at the farmer's market so this new set called by name. Using Silhouette software I resized and printed the various vegetables from the Kawaii Crop digital set onto Copic friendly cardstock. After coloring with Copic markers, I fussy cut out and arranged across the the card front using a combo of glue and foam dimensionals. The sentiment from the same set was printed onto kraft cardstock to match the card base. A trio of enamel dots added a bit of pizazz. It's clean and simple. My favorite kinda card. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Copic markers
Copics: Carrots- YR20, YR24, YR27; Peas-YG01, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG67; Onion-W00, E81, E84, Bell pepper-G40, G43, G46; Radish-W00, E81, R35, R37, R37; Greenery-YG01,YG41, YG06

Have a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

You Warm my Heart

I have a last minute entry for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #26 to include a heart. This has actually been ready for a while but I just could not get it photographed and uploaded. I've had two eye surgeries and have found it difficult to work around the procedures.

I used an older product from a now defunct company, the Neat and Tangled Penguin Treat Holder to put together the penguin. I added the hat, candy cane and coffee cup using dies from the Lawn Fawn Woodland Critter Huggers Winter Add-On die set. The sentiment from the Pinkfresh Studio Sweet Friend Flora was stamped onto a heart shaped die cut using pure poppy ink. I actually used last week's Freshly Made sketch but didn't get it in on time for the challenge. Story of my life these days. I am not super happy how I put the items in the penguin arms but then again I haven't seen any penguins holding cups and candy canes either!


Products: Neat and Tangled die, Pinkfresh Studio sentiment stamp, PTI cs and dp, Lawn Fawn dies, PTI ink


Thanks for stopping by. Have a great rest of the weekend.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Be Comforted

Hello there. I am always in need of sympathy cards and never seem to have something available when I do. I hope to remedy that this year. This particular card is for the the Flower Challenge #88 to add a heart. 

I stamped the images from the Pinkfresh Studio Sweet Friend Floral stamp set onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with the matching dies and colored with Copic markers. For the background I created an opening in a linen cardstock panel with a heart shaped die, then backed with patterned paper. The floral pieces were inserted into the heart using a bit of glue and foam dimensionals to attach. The sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Faith set was stamped direct to paper. 


Products: Pink Fresh Studios stamps, Simon Says Stamp, PTI cs and dp, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: R00, R02, R05, G40, G43, W00, E81
I hope all is well with you. Have a blessed day. 

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Cookies, Cocoa, Carols & Cheer

Nothing like waiting to the last minute to enter a challenge! This card is for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #25 (CCCC25) to include a snowflake. 



I stamped the images from the WPlus9 Cookies and Cocoa set which has been around since 2018. And no, I had never used it. There are a lot of those sets in my stash unfortunately. I used a combo of cherry kisses and antique linen distress ink to stamp the cup, cookie an marshmallows then cut out with he matching dies. The snowflake on the cup and the sentiment on the dark gray background piece was stamped with Versamark and white heat embossed. 

Products: WPlus9 stamps and dies, PTI and Simon Says cs, Ranger embossing powder, Versamark, Ranger Distress and The Stamp Market ink


Later crafty friends! Have a great rest of the week. 

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Monday, January 22, 2024

{The Cat's Pajamas} Mini Valentines

Hello fellow crafters! Have you checked out the The Cat's Pajamas January release yet? It is the sweetest combo of new images and some that were formerly physical stamps now converted to digital form. 

Today's project is a trio of clean and simple mini Valentine's using the cute Food of Love digital stamp set. 

Using Silhouette software I printed the various food, sentiments and one shadow from the set onto Neenah cardstock, then cut out each using a stitched edge die. After coloring with Copic markers I used the first small heart die I found in my stash for  a heart shape cut out on each panel so the red card base would show through. A few flat back pearls and some gel pen highlights finished them up. Each card is a top folding 3.25 x 4.5 and easily fits inside an A1 size envie.




Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, Michael's and Neenah cs, Picket Fence Studios pearls, Sakura Gelly Roll pen, MFT die, Copic Markers
Copics: Tomatoes-R11, R14, R17, G12, G14; Hearts-R21, R22, R27
Copics: Mushrooms/Hearts-R21, R22, R27, E40, R81
Copics: Raspberry-RV11, RV13, R14, RV17; Blueberry-BV01, BV02, BV04; Stem/Leaves-G12, G14; Juice Drops-B000

Have you started your Valentines day cards yet? These were so fun and easy to make!

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Miss You {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's card is the last one I created from the new Tofu & Friends-Love & Joy collection illustrated Chilliezgraphy by Pei (@chilliezgraphy) for Purple Onion Designs. To change things up I decided to go with a garden type look rather than a Valentine/love theme. 


After stamping the Flowers from Tofu image onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. For the background I did some messy ink smooshing onto distress cardstock using mowed lawn distress ink. I then used a couple of abstract stamps from an older stamp set using the same mowed lawn distress ink. I used an older die to cut the fence from woodgrain cardstock. The sentiment and image were attached using foam dimensionals. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamp, PTI, EH and Ranger Distress cs, PTI stamp and die, Pinkfresh Studio stamp and die, Altenew and Ranger Distress ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Kitty-W00, E81, R02, Y11, Y15, Y35, N2, N3, N5, N7; Clothing-B91, B93, B95; Wellies-G21, G24, G28; Parchment Paper-W00, E81; Flowers- Y21, Y35, RV32, RV34, RV17, YG01, G24, YG06

Just a reminder, you only have a couple of more days (1/24/2024) to take advantage of the special bundle pricing if you want the whole collection.

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Friday, January 19, 2024

Hug {Purple Onion Designs}

How are you liking the new  Tofu & Friends-Love & Joy collection from Purple Onion Designs? I was in a total creative funk until I received these sweet stamps from Michele. I am regretting only asking for four of them now!  

After stamping the Brownie Bear & Tofu Cuddles image onto Copics X-Press It card stock, I cut out with a stitched edqe square die with a bit of out of the box action with the cat's tail. I blended around the edges with spun sugar distress ink and colored the image with Copic markers. I used the same square to create a cutout on the main panel then inlaid the image square into it. For the sentiment I cut out using some older alpha dies to create a shaker filled with bits and bobs from a spring sequin mix. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamp, PTI cs, Picket Fence Studios Sequin Mix, MFT dies, TCP (retired) dies, Ranger Distress and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bear-E21, E23, E25, E50, E51, T0, N3, N5; Kitty-W00, E81, R01, R02

Brrr...it's cold. Stay safe. Stay warm.

Monday, January 15, 2024

Love is in the Air {Purple Onion Designs}

I have another card using an image from the new  Tofu & Friends-Love & Joy collection illustrated Chillezegraphy by Pei (@chillezegraphy) for Purple Onion Designs


If you have checked out Instagram you know the design team loved the Micey Smooches image and I am no exception. This little mouse couple could not be any sweeter. 

After stamping onto plain white card, I masked the image as well as the bottom horizontal edge. I blended on worn lipstick and spun sugar distress inks, removed the masks, then tapped on plain water with a fan brush. After the panel dried, I colored the mice with Copic markers. The sentiment from the Love Sentiment Set was stamped directly below the mice couple for a clean and simple card.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Neenah and PTI cs, Ranger Distress and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Mice-E000, E70, E71, R0000, R00; Dress-G0000, G000, G00; Jacket-W1, W2, W5, R32, R35; Flower-YG01, YG06, R11, R14; Balloon-R30, R32, R35

Don't forget that if you are a got to have it all crafter, there is special bundle pricing until January 24. 

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