Wednesday, May 24, 2023

The Card Concept: Patriotic Picnic


The Card Concept's back with a new challenge: Patriotic Picnic.

Fun colors too. They and the the pretty geraniums inspired me to create
a Clean and Layered card.

I cut cardstock strips and glued them to my card base for the background.

The Greetery's Botanicuts' Pretty Geraniums are sponge inked and copic colored.
Scallop die is also from the Greetery, and was just the right size for my pot of
Play along for 2 weeks  and remember to add our inspiration photo  to your post.

Have a blessed and safe Memorial Day!

Monday, May 22, 2023


Hey Cupcake was sitting on my worktable as I was thinking of a card for a 
graduate. Not just any graduate, but a very special graduate. I know, all
graduates are special and deserve acknowledgement, but this one, well, she
worked very hard and achieved a doctorate! 

Our own Ashley Marie Penir did it! 
Her very special robe and cap, collar and pose with UCFresno's mascot  attest 
to her greatness. No simple cap and gown on a card would do, not for Dr. Penir.

We share a love for all things sweet, especially a local treat from 'Nothing Bundt Cakes.'
Just the perfect sentiment for an awesome lady!

The Greetery's Sweet & Fancy Label Hot Foil, then die cut and absolutely perfect hip.
hip.hooray! embossed onto vellum.

Lots of sweet detail, such as double wrappers, layers of cupcake decoration, and gold 

A special card needs a special inside, so I used my freebee from  the Greetery to 
stencil and complete my greeting.

Hope you enjoyed my post today. Still partying on this end with the family!

Have a wonderful week! Hope it's crafty!

Monday, May 15, 2023

The Flower Challenge Reminder #80 Pretty Pastels


It reminder time at The Flower Challenge, and the cue is Pretty Pastels.

I've done a card with Altenew's Carolina Allspice, with soft yellows and ochres, with a touch 
of pink on the edges. The sentiment thanks comes with the die set.

The Postmark dies are from The Greetery, as is the stamp. The lighter pink is
stamped with an old rubber stamp I've had for years.

You have 2 weeks left to join the fun! Pick a favorite flower, done up in pastels,
and play along. 

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

The Card Concept Floral Spring or Garden Birds


We have a new challenge at The Card Concept, and it's one that you get to choose!
Floral Spring or Garden Birds.

I chose to give you some inspiration from the Garden Birds photo.
It reminded me of a beach house, with rustic wood and sea grass.

My beach scene began from an old Papertrey Ink stamp set called Fence Line Summer.
(I checked and it's still in stock at PTI, on sale!)

I used the colors from the swatches given, and created my card on a watercolor
background that I splotched with reindeers.
My sentiment is also from PTI, called Little Lift Me Ups.

Play for 2 weeks, and remember to add out photo to your post!

Friday, May 5, 2023

Congratulation Graduate!


Well hello, and welcome to my celebration on a card. 
My Greetery came (as usual, lickity split!) and I was in need of a 
graduation card for a niece.

The floral cake was tempting me, and after watching the You Tube video on
all the particulars, and checking out the 'Cookbook', I just had to try Kelly
Lunceford's color combo of pinks, reds and purple. 

I used the stencils included in the set, die cut and popped up the flowers, before 
added the banner. 

Doesn't get much brighter than this. Have a good one!