Saturday, June 15, 2024

Reminder #92 - June 2024 - Use Our Sketch


Reminder time, friends. The Flower Challenge for the month of June is:
Use Our Sketch

Easy breezy!

Here's some inspiration

I've used Penny Black's gorgeous rose die before, and you just can't go wrong!
This time cut from a magicals cardstock I had on hand. I did add some copics
to accentuate shading, otherwise all Magical powder  come to  life with some

I can't believe June's half way gone! 

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

The Flower Challenge June: Use Our Sketch


The Flower Challenge is back for June with a new challenge for you.
Use Our Sketch is the theme.

Here's some inspiration for you

I used some fabulous dies from The Greetry's Urban Jungle collection
for a birthday card. 

As we're approaching summer, I chose hibiscus as my theme flower. 
Hope you chose your favorite flower and play along!

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The Flower Challenge Reminder: Colour Your Flower

Reminder time folks. The FlowerChallenge this month is Colour Your Flower.

My beautiful image is Altenew's, Golden Age, hotfoiled and the stenciled.

Poppystamps Happy Birthday Background for the sentiment. 

Hope you're playing along. We love to see what coloring method is your favorite!


Friday, May 3, 2024

The Flower Challenge #91 Colour Your Flower


It's May, and The Flower Challenge says, 'Colour Your Flower'.

Use any coloring tool you like: paints, stenciling, pencils, copics, etc.

Haven't used my metallics in a while, and love their bright shiny color on
dark cardstock.

Simon Says Stamp: Floral Bliss
The Greetery

Monday, April 15, 2024

The Flower Challenge Reminder Add Layers


It's reminder time at the Flower Challenge, where you get to use all  those gorgeous
flower  stamps and dies in your collection.

Revisit with an older Poppystamp die and sentiment.

Hope to see you layered flower card in the lineup!

Friday, April 5, 2024

The Flower Challenge - Add Layers


April, the prettiest, flower laden month of the year! 
Greetings and welcome to the month of April and a new challenge from
The Flower Challenge, Add Layers.

My layers come from the Greetery, and encircle a phrase foiled onto a paper panel.

Hope you love layers as much as I do, and hope to see your layered
cards in the April challenge! 
Happy layering!

Monday, March 4, 2024

The Flower Challenge Make a Square Card


Hello March! For this month, the Flower Challenge wants you to create
a square card.

We leave winter for a peek at summer with the Hibiscus flower from The Greetery.
With the basket weave stencil in the  background, I inked die cuts and added a
birthday greeting.

Hope you're thinking square with this month's challenge. Can't wait to see
what you create!

Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Flower Challenge Reminder: Add a Heart


Just a reminder, The Flower Challenge reminds you, your challenge for February...
Add a Heart

Altenew's Fairy Tale set is the floral used for my card. My heart dots the 'I" in 

The color was applied with stencils, and deepened with Prima pencils.
Are you playing along? 
You have until the 25th! See you in the lineup!

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Toaster Valentines

I have always had a thing for all things vintage, and loved The Greetery for 
spotlighting the sweetness of aged goodies. Their toaster die has just the  
right 'kitchy' vibe for a couple of valentines.

Using mirror cardstock, the aqua toaster is 'poppin' with love!
To make the heart background, I created a stencil using Greetery's Falling Hearts
 background die. 

I used the reversed dies for the 2nd toaster card, this time my toaster's hot pink, still
popping with love.
The sentiments are a combo of Tear Strip Tags Valentine,  and Hearts at Home

So much fun to create, they're off to a couple of special grands!


Sunday, February 4, 2024

The Flower Challenge #88: Add a Heart


It's the month of hearts!
Welcome dear crafters. The Flower Challenge celebrates all things love
for the month of February. 
'Add a Heart' is your challenge. 

I went with a Valentine theme, and began with The Greetery's Falling Hearts bg die,
and filled Heart Leaf Posey Pocket with Wildflowers.
I've had  a love affair with Loopy Bow ever since the Greetery released it.
Signed and Sealed  heart with sentiment over bow.

Play along all month. Remember challenge ends on the 25th!

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Happy Birthday Christina


Good morning!
Finally  had a chance to get inky with The Greetery's newest, Love Letters PS.

Celebrating Christina Marie's birthday today, with Flourished Phrases Love.

A Journalism graduate, Christina has a gift for choosing and putting together
words and phrases. Just had to throw in the pen! 

Happy Birthday, daughter!

Friday, December 22, 2023

Christmas Greenhouse


One of my Christmas cards this year was this festive greenhouse, made with several
older Greetery sets. 

Fortunate to have been on the start of The Greetery's releases, these early sets,
especially holiday themed, are still some of my favorites.

Built on a striped paper my little greenhouse is first stamped before adding
the die cuts. The actual greenhouse frame is 3 die cuts thick, and the Christmas
trees are popped up with foam. 

Do you have plant lovers on your Christmas list? This one goes to one of dear
friends who rescues dying plants from nurseries and gives  them a second life...
true story!

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 18, 2023

Hatchback Treat holders

Merry Christmas Crafty Friends! 
It's time for our annual Favorite Things Christmas Party with my gal pals, and 
this year I'm featuring The Greetery's Holiday Hatchback. It's a 3-D hatchback 
treat holder, complete with add ons to decorate the car.

Anything but subtle for my favorites, I chose red mirror cardstock for the car base.
The sides are a green stripe glitter paper. The wheels are black glitter paper, and the 
tree is green with 3 different mica sprays. 

I chose to leave the hatch open so I could add a treat, and a tiny bag filled with
'ornaments' so the recipient could decorate her tree if she chooses.

I found these sweet tiny balls at Hobby Lobby, in silver and red, and added a star from
The Greeterys Twinkle Background. They're what are the 'outs' when you die cut the
Background die, but so cute, I save them.

One of my favorite things I chose to share this year is Hammonds Christmas Candy.
I celophaned the car and candy tin, and added a bow and paper Magnolia, also
from the Greetery.

A fabulous bow needs a blinged out centerpiece, and my magnolia is just about as 
blinged as I could get! Silver mirror cardstock, white glitter paper and dotty vellum,
with a mica sprayed magnolia leaf.

Tag making was easy with the Greetery's 4 at a time tag die.

Another look at the 7 tree totin' hatchbacks tied with gold cord for hanging.

Had to try assembling the tiny cases. They're not added to the gift, but oh so cute!

I love sharing my paper crafting skills with my favorite gal pals. So much joy in
making them, I hope you enjoyed seeing them too.

May this blessed season bring hope and joy to you and yours!