Birthday Cards – Another Twofer

Here are the other two cards I made during some play time this past weekend!

~Card # 1 Purple Flowers~


For this card I used a top folding piece of Lavender Lace cardstock and a 4 1/8″ by 5 3/8″ piece of thick vellum. First thing I did was use a circle die from MFT to cut out a circle from the vellum. I put the panel minus the circle into a Tim Holtz Notebook embossing folder. Used a 1/8″ hole punch to attach the vellum with ribbon to the card front. For the circle I die cut out I stamped some flowers from Heartfelt Thanks stamp set from Stampin’ Up! The ink colors used were Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, and Garden Green – all from SU! I carefully laid the circle back in and put adhesive behind the flowers to secure it there!

~This card is off to play in these challenges~

TIME OUT challenges# 57 “May all your weeds be Wild Flowers”


Retro RubberChallenge # 39 May Flowers


My stamp set – Heartfelt Thanks –  is from 2005 and is from Stampin’ Up!

Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ Challenge 10

Challenge 10

I used the bottom row – Bow, Texture (embossing folder), Vellum

House of Cards May Challenge: Clear Papers


I used vellum for the front overlay of my card and I stamped the flowers onto the vellum!

Inky Impressions Die Cuts & Flowers 

I used die cuts on this card and I stamped some flowers on this card!

Cuttlebug ManiaEmbossing


I used an embossing folder in by Big Shot machine!!

~Card # 2 Blinged out Cupcake~


Started with a simple white card front , added a Swimming Pool doily from Doodlebug. On scraps of card stock I stamped with Black StazOn ink the cupcake top, candle and cupcake liner from Treat Yourself – an older  Stampin’ Up! set. I colored them in with my”Ziggy“s – cut them out, added bling, Paper Studio gems, for sprinkles and put the images on with foam squares .

~Playing in the following challenges~

AAA Cards Game # 65: The Big Birthday Bash

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It is a CAS birthday card! Happy 2nd Birthday AAA cards!!!

Great Impressions StampsMay Challenge: Blinged Birthday

0516 Great Impressions Stamps Challenge

My Cupcake Card definitely has some bling while still being CAS.

Dream Valley Challenges# 132 Add a doily


I added a Swimming Pool colored doily from Doodlebug Design.

Come And Get It Challenge# 120 Use a Doily

See the line above for information on the doily I used!

Wow – this is kind of a long post but thanks for hanging in there with me!!

Have a super Wonderful, BEAUTIFUL day!!

Gold & Silver Thank You

I played around with some embossing powder and made a card that is not really my style but I wanted to see how it would work out!  I used a VersaMark inkpad with gold embossing powder and silver embossing powder!

This is my card:


I stamped with a Hero Arts set called So Kind!

Here is a picture of the set –


I am linking this card up to these challenges:

House of Cards Challenge August Challenge: Metallics


Everything on my card is metallic – either gold or silver!!

a2z scrapbooking blogAugust 2015 Challenge: Texture

DL Art – Thankful Thursday Challenge #163 Thank You

Through the Craft Room DoorChallenge August 25 to August 31


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeAnything Goes


Well, that is it for me tonight!! I wish you all a HAPPY & CRAFTY day tomorrow!!

Make something BEAUTIFUL to show someone you care!!

This card is dedicated to ALL of you who fill my life with SPARKLE & SHINE!!!

Another Two for One

This morning while no one was stirring except the hubby and I – he went off to work and I went to my craft space – I created 2 cards!!

I have tried all day to get decent pictures but I guess – WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get)

Here is card # 1 :


This card was made by diecutting 3 circles in my top panel and then stamping it!! I put the panel on foam tape and the circles with the stars are recessed in the circles!! I used Old Glory, a much loved, OLDER, set from Stampin’ Up! and my ink colors are Real Red and Brilliant Blue! Have you ever wondered if you can die cut denim – well, the answer is YES, that is what my banner is cut out of!!

I am linking this card to the following challenges:

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge # 275


Retro Rubber Challenge Blog # 17 Get Fired Up!! – 4th of July


Mountain Plains CraftersSummer Challenge 2015: Nautical or Patriotic

mpc summer 2015

House that Stamps BuiltColor Challenge: Red, White and Blue 


Crafty Creations Challenge # 292: Red, White &/Or Blue


Little Miss Muffet Challenge # 115: Red, White, and Blue


And now, My # 2 card:


This card was made using white cardstock, paper scraps and an OLD Stampin’ Up! set called Seasonal Solids ! The watermelon stamp was colored onto with Real Red and Glorious Green and then stamped!! And a gingham bow completes it!!

I am Linking Up to these challenges:

Just Us GirlsChallenge # 299: Inspiration Week


Retro SketchesRS # 170 


House of CardsJuly Challenge: Food &/Or Color Inspiration 


Well, there you have it – 2 cards linking up to lots of challenges!!

Thank you for your support!! Love having you drop by!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

P.S. Guess What?? It is almost retreat time for me again & you know what that means, right??? Lots of treat notes and cutesy things to make for my fellow retreaters and I will share all the ideas that I do WITH YOU!!!!

Just a little something to look forward too!!

Butterfly Hello

I made a card today for many challenges – This was fun for me because it all started with a sketch!!

This is my card:


I used some black pattern paper that was in my scrap box and the stamp set I used is called Gladsome Garden by Stampin’ Up! An oldie but the butterfly is my favorite!! I split the paper and mounted it with foam squares to my card front! Used rhinestones in various sizes and a small hello banner , also from SU!,  completes my card!

Linking up to these awesome challenges:

As You See It ChallengeChallenge #084


 DL.ART – April Linky Challenge (anything goes)

Ladybug CraftsApril Challenge: A New Start (anything goes)

House of CardsAdd a Butterfly or Colour Inspiration Week 4 


Uniko StudioChallenge # 20: Things With Wings

So glad you stopped by and please say hi! by leaving me some love – that really makes my day!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

LOVE with a button

I am in Arizona with my grandbabies but here is a card I made before leaving:


I made it for the following challenges:

# 1 The Mixed Media Card Challenge Challenge # 8 {Love}

# 2 House of Cards Challenge February Challenge: LOVE

To make this card I used red and white squares sized 3/4″ – I embossed in white the letters – L, V, E on the red squares and then I stitched a red heart button on the white square!! Fun card to make and very easy!!!

Well, I need to be off to play with the girlies and I will be back really soon with another card I made before I left Utah!!

Thanks for being a loyal friend and follower!!

Love to you all and see you soon!!

L.O.V.E. in Red, White & Pink

I made this fun valentine for some ladies that I visit in my neighborhood!

I am excited because it meets 5 challenges!!

Here is my card:


The 3 Challenges that I entered were:

1 – Loves Rubber Stamps – Challenge # 138 – Show me some Red  I think it is safe to say that there is some red on my card!!

2 – Get Creative Challenges – Challenge # 8 Color challenge using Red, White & Pink And, yes, there is Red, White and Pink on my fun valentine!!

GCC Banner

3 – House of Cards –  February Challenge L.O.V.E.  Love is definitely a part of this card!!


4 – CASology Week 133: LOVE  And – this card is all about love!!

Week 133 - Love

5 – AAA CardsGame 32: Love, Love, Love Do you feel the love in this card??


I made this card using another oldie but a goodie called “Love in the Air” by Stampin’ Up!! I used pink and red inks also from SU! I think the sweet ladies I share this with will like it – especially if I add a caring note to the inside!!

Thanks for stopping by – hopefully things will just continue to get better for me!! I am off to Arizona next Monday with my 15 year old daughter to see my son, his wife and their three adorable, beautiful daughters!! I will be there for 10 days – I am trying to create ahead so I can do posts from there!! Have laptop, will travel!!! I will be in charge for  5 of the days I am there so wish me luck!!!

I appreciate so much your visits and your comments literally make my day brighter!!!

Hope to visit you again very soon!!

Inkspirational Challenge 59 – Blue with White/Cream AND House of Cards July Challenge – Add a Bow

 Good Morning, blogland!!! I am so grinning from ear to ear right now because I am linking up to TWO more challenges!! This is such a stretch for me because I have a hard time creating on demand or in a certain way.  But, I did it!!

I made this card using Watercolor mini and Little Shapes stamp sets both from Stampin’ Up!  I did it in the blue/white color scheme – my colors are SU! Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy!!

Here it is –

Blue White challenge

I am linking up this card here at Inkspirational: Challenge 59 – Blue with White/Cream

badge blue and white

So I liked this card so much that I tried making it in a yellow version for a different challenge and added a gold cording bow. The colors I used are Barely Banana and More Mustard – also from SU!

It turned out like this:

Did this card in yellow too - cuz, YEP, its my favorite color!!

Did this card in yellow too – cuz, YEP, its my favorite color!!

I am linking this yellow version of this card up here at House of Cards – July Challenge, Add a Bow

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There are so many blogger/papercrafters out there that make this challenge stuff look easy!! My hat is off to ALL of them because this is stretching for me – but they inspire me so I am giving this a try!!

I sure hope that one of the versions of this card made you smile because I am still grinning to myself!!

Thanks so much for stopping by – leave a thought about which color was your favorite!!