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Merry Monday #162, Friday Mashup #213 & SAS4Kids

I have a short post tonight with only two cards, but I made both of them:)  I’m actually entering another challenge, but the title was way too long! 😉  lol

My first card is for Merry Monday #162, their challenge is always a Christmas Challenge.  This week the challenge is to add one or more tags to your card.

162I’m also going to enter my card at the Doodle Panty challenge, Ants in my pantry digital challenge 6.  I know, what a long title, but their images are so cute, check them out! 🙂


This is a Doodle Pantry digital image called Charlie Sledding.  It’s a pre colored image, and I think it’ll be great for one of the kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂   Yes, I start early with Christmas, it’s so easy to get behind;) !   I used an embossing folder by Darice, some silver ribbon from Stampin’ Up!, a snowflake punch from Martha Stewart, and I printed the blue background paper on my computer.  The blue paper comes in the kit from Doodle Pantry:)  Oh, almost forgot,  The snowflake and the two glittery sides are Stampin’ Up! Glimmer Paper, Dazzling Diamonds.  I popped up the tag with Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Dimentionals.


My second card is for the challenge over at the Friday Mashup #213.


This week’s Mashup Challenge is:
  • Create a project with the colors “Cajun Craze, Island Indigo and Garden Green”
  • Create a project with a “Father’s Day Theme”
  • or Mash it Up! and Create a project with “The challenge colors and a Father’s Day theme”.

abSDC15673I chose a Father’s Day Theme because I still had one card for Father’s Day that I had not posted yet:)  I love this card:)  I used a digital image from Fred She Said called, Emma In Her Cool Cap.  I used the pre colored version, but you can also get this image in black & white to color yourself:)  The papers are Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Soft Suede.  The heart border was made with a Stampin’ Up! punch called Confetti Hearts Border punch.  I took a few of the punch outs and added them on the top left.  I just printed the sentiment at the bottom of the image.


Thank you so much for coming by today! 🙂  I appreciate your interest! 🙂  I will be back in a few days with some more cards, hope to see you then! 🙂




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Friday Mashup #212 and SAS4Kids

I made a card, YAY! 🙂  I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t really had a lot of time to just sit down and make any cards:(  I also have a guest today, I didn’t add it on the title because they’ve been getting kind of long lately;)

So first up is the card I made for the Friday Mashup #212.


This week’s Mashup Challenge is:

  • Create a project with an “Ombre’ Element (background, embellishment, etc.)”
  • Create a project with an “Embellishment Cluster.”
  • or Mash it Up! and Create a project with an “Ombre’ element & embellishment cluster.”


I didn’t use a big embellishment cluster, just a small cluster of crystals and one pearl.  I did however use some Ombre’ digital paper:)  I found it on Pinterest, but this is the link.  You just need to scroll down a little:)  My main image is also digital, it can be found at Doodle Pantry, one of my favorite places!:)  My sentiment is in a set from Stampin’ Up! called Warm Words (retired).



It looks deceptively simple;)  I actually had to print it about 6 times to get the sizing just right.  I printed the background with the main image onto Matte photo paper.  I then added a small pearl to the purple shell near the bottom and 3 crystal bubbles.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment with Memento Black inkI used Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight for the backing cardstockHmmm, I guess it was pretty easy, except for the printing part;) lol

This card will be going into a box for Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂  They also have a blog challenge that is for two weeks at a time:)  A new one just started, you can find it here🙂


For my guest today, I have a new card sender, at least to me;)  Some of her cards are A2, and some are a note card size, they’re all cute! 🙂  The guest today is Vicki Luebke from Ft. Wayne, IN.



Aren’t these adorable?!  I don’t know where she got all her images, but I found a number of them at Dollar Graphics Depot🙂 I’ve used images from there before as well:)  Here are some closer looks:)




I think these are just too cute, but I have a couple more:)


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI love all the images and the layouts are great for the younger children! 🙂  Vicki did an awesome job of using cute and happy images with basic layouts that any age would find fun! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed seeing all the cards! 🙂  I plan to come back soon, I have so much more to show you! 🙂




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Friday Mashup #206 & ALWP The Challenge # 32

Ok, this is going to be a short, quick post today:)  I’m entering some cards into challenges and I only have half an hour to do it!  Of course, I will be back soon with some more cards to share:)

This is the challenge over at the Friday Mashup #206:

This week’s Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using ” Umbrellas”.
  • Create a project using “Polka Dots”.
  • Or Create a project using “Umbrellas & Polka Dots”.


abSDC15680So I have umbrellas and polka dots:)  I love polka dots! 🙂  I made a card almost exactly like this last year, but smaller.  This card is not an A2, it’s  just a little too big for an A2 envelope, but I needed to make the elements fit right;)  I used Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight for this one, and an image from Clear Dollar Stamps.  CDS has closed, but you can find some of their images at Doodle Pantry.


Here’s the challenge #32 over at Always Playing With Paper.  Also polka dots, yay!:)

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I could use the same card, but instead, since these cards are going to Send A Smile 4 Kids, I made two;)


abSDC15681For this card I used Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wonder.  Which one do you like better?  Maybe I should have used SU Perfect Plum, I’ll try it later;)

Thanks for stopping by for this short post, I’m off to submit my cards.  Check out both challenge blogs and see what others have made:)



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Freshly Made Sketches #177

Wow, here I am with 3 new cards, and I made them all!  Shocking, I know!  lol  Okay, I actually made one last week and didn’t get a chance to post it;)  Still counts as me making it:)

The first card I made for the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches #177.  Here’s their sketch for this week:

FMS Final 177-001And my card

SDC15053aYes, it looks almost exactly like the sketch;)  But the color is a little off:(  The background and the sentiment are both Very Vanilla from Stampin’ Up!.  The next layer is not grey, it’s Sahara Sand also Stampin’ Up!  The ribbon is Primrose Petals Seam Binding (retired).  The seam binding and the other embellishments come from a retired set from 2013 called Embellishments Artisan Kit from Stampin’ Up!  (Not the current Artisan kit)

OMGoodness, all that info is correct, but I couldn’t stand it, I had to stop everything and go take more photos!!

abSDC15057Ok, now does it look better?  It’s a little dark, but the colors are more true.  I’m happy now:) This is the card I will enter in the challenge.

This next card, I made for the challenge, but decided it had too much going on.  Any opinions?

SDC15052aFor all my cards today I used my favorite white cardstock bases from Michaels.  You can scroll down on my blog a bit and find all the info on card bases:)  Next I layered Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, and the strip is some new DSP from Stampin’ Up! called Painted Blooms.  It’s in the new Spring catalog and I love it! 🙂  I used a Stampin’ Up! retired embossing folder on the Daffodil Delight oval, and Wild Wasabi for the sentiment with Chocolate Chip words.  Does anyone recognize the retired Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Bunny?  It’s embossed with clear so you can see a little glare on his ears, I cut him out by hand. Lastly I used the Bitty Banners Framelits for cutting my sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, SU.  I think I’ll enter this one in the challenge over at SAS4Kids, you can check out more cards for kids here.


SDC15051aNow isn’t this little guy cute?!  This is a precolored digital image from Doodle Pantry.  I’m going to enter this one in the Doodle Pantry Challenge, ANTS IN MY PANTRY DIGITAL CHALLENGE  3.  They actually had a shorter challenge name and changed it. lol  It’s all good, I copied and pasted the title;)  This image is called Quirky Bunny, and can be found here.  The kit comes with the background paper as well, and a b&w image you can color yourself.  I used some pretty Easter egg ribbon, hmmm, where did I get that?  Sorry, I can’t remember:(  I did use Tempting Turquoise from Stampin’ Up! behind the bunny, and the same Bitty Banners Framelits to cut the sentiment, which also comes in the kit.

All my cards today will be going in the boxes for Send A Smile 4 Kids:)

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I still plan on showing more Easter cards, so come back and see:)

I’d like to remind everyone that in April, I will be having some blog candy!  All you have to do is comment on any of my blog posts in the month of April.  Any comment will be entered to win! 🙂  I’m not sure what I will have yet, but I’m pretty sure there will be three prizes and one prize will be a brand new stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called You Brighten My Day.  I’ll show it next month and make a card with it:)

This is my Stampin’ Up! blog where you can see the catalogs and more cards:)  See you soon! 🙂





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Freshly Made Sketches #175

I finally made two cards myself, for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂  Yep, it gets busy here with lots of kids running around! 😉  UPDATE:  This is a free image from Doodle Pantry:)  Check out the Freebie page, it’s the third row up from the bottom.  There’s lots more to see, I think these chicks are just so cute! I will also be entering this card into the Freshly Made Sketches #175.  Here’s their sketch for this week:

FMS Final 175-001

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the card for the challenge, I like to stay pretty close to the sketch most of the time.  Aren’t these little chick cute?  I actually named my photo wrong, it’s called Triple Chicks.  The background paper is also Doodle Pantry, from the set called, Easter Egg Ants.  I plan on using that image as well, in the near future;)  I made a second set of chicks and popped them up just with an extra sheet of cardstock. The entire sheet with the chicks has been popped up with dimentionals. The bling was just in my stash, the colored cardstock is a small piece of Wild Wasabi from Stampin’ Up! cut with a small die in a set from Impression Obsession (DIEO18-V).  This card has been approved by my granddaughters, 8 & 9 🙂


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERABoth my cards are A2 sized, but for this card, I made the chicks a little bigger.  Same background paper from Doodle Pantry.  If you click on this card and enlarge it, you can see the chicks all have little black dots.  There was one little black dot and my granddaughter (9) said they all had to have dots.  So here it is, also approved by both my granddaughters:)  The cardstock is a small piece of Calypso Coral by Stampin’ Up! also using the same small die cut.  The die that goes with it is much larger;)  The Happy Easter stamp is also Stampin’ Up!, Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I started out my blog giving lots of info regarding supplies and how I made my cards.  I stopped because I didn’t think anyone really cared.  But I’m starting again because when I go to Pinterest or someones blog to look at a card, I like to know the details.  Just looking, I can’t always tell what color was used, whose stamp was used, or where I might get the digital images or stamps used.  So I will try to add everything I can remember, if you have other questions, please feel free to ask:)

I had a virus on my computer about a month ago and lost a couple of my programs.  My favorite Print Shop that I used for almost everything, just disappeared! 😦  Apparently Windows 8.1 is not a friendly environment for a lot of older programs:(  So I’m working with a couple of new programs that I’m still trying to figure out.  My Watermark is not right:(  I’m struggling with making my cards the right brightness.  Very frustrating! 😦  But I’ll keep at it, and hopefully very soon I’ll get it right, please bear with me.

I do appreciate everyone who follows me or just drops in! 🙂  In April I will be having some blog candy for anyone who makes a comment in that month.  Keep an eye out for further details:)

Thanks for coming by today, see you soon! 🙂




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Freshly Made Sketches 172 & SAS4Kids

Hi everyone! 🙂  I’m on a little early today, the kids are all in a bedroom listening to music and coloring:)  I should have at least 15 minutes of quiet;)  Today I have another card for Send A Smile 4 Kids:)  I’m going to enter it in the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches 172.  Here’s their sketch for this week:

FMS Final 172-001Here’s my card:

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I think this card could also be a Valentine, but I’ve made it for Mother’s Day.  I’m hoping some  little boy will want to send this to his mom:) The image is from Doodle Pantry and is called, Lil Gorilla Jungle. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder, added some typed words onto a heart that came with the Gorilla set, and used some heart paper that I printed some time ago and found in my stash.

I use Print Shop 23.1 for almost all of my digital work.  I’m just so used to it, I’ve had it for years! The version of Gorilla I used was pre-colored, but the set also has an uncolored version that you can choose how to color yourself:)  I know I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock, and I think Smoky Slate behind the Gorilla.  The Gorilla is popped up a little with extra layers of cardstock, also the heart.

I’m off to eat dinner, yep, my 15 minutes is up! lol  I must feed the little monsters:)

Thanks for stopping by today, I’m always glad to have visitors! 🙂  See you soon:)



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More Doodle Pantry Valentines

Oooops, I thought I would be better today, but I feel like I’m having a setback:(  My poor head is full of mush:(

I just wanted to stop by and show you two more Valentine cards that I’ve made for boys, using Doodle Pantry’s new set, Little Boy Valentines.

Little_Boy_Valen_54b1d6824cef8I’m going back to bed, but first here are my cards:

Doodle Pantry Val 1a

Doodle Pantry Val 1bI hope to be back this week with some updates and new cards:)

Thanks for stopping by:)



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Doodle Pantry Valentines

Well, everyone survived the flu, but now we all have colds!  Bummer:(   I was sick this weekend, but I got up and made some cards, because tomorrow, Jan. 20th, there will be some new images over at Doodle Pantry, and a sale!

I got to use some of the brand new images to make some cards to show you how cute they are! 🙂 I don’t even know what the set will be called yet, but you’ll know these images when you see them;)  And then tomorrow, I’ll be posting two more cards!  I want to make at least 2 more after that because they will all be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids! Doodle Pantry sponsors at SAS4K quite often and you could win some free digis:)

Click here to learn about SAS4K:  A blog dedicated to collecting and distributing handmade cards to children who are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals. Please send us your handmade kids’ cards for holidays, birthdays, and everyday cheer. Help us put a smile on our kids’ faces!

I’m working with the pre-colored digital images, but the sets almost always have images you can color yourself.  Ok, enough talking, on to my cards:)


Doodle Pantry Val 1c

Doodle Pantry Val 1dAren’t these adorable?!  Hmmm, what do you call “boy” Valentines, probably not adorable? lol  Well, I think they’re adorable!  The truck was a special request I made, and then Laurie surprised me and made a whole set for boys! 🙂  How awesome is that?!

I did a little resizing and some punching.  Please feel free to ask if you have questions, I’m happy to share! 🙂 I’m off to make two more cards while it’s quiet and before I fall asleep.

Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate all my followers and everyone that happens to drop by! 🙂

Be sure to read my post tomorrow for more cards and don’t forget the new images and sale over at Doodle Pantry! 🙂  I’m not sure what time the DP post will be up, but if you’re a night owl, stop over and check it out;)




Stampin’ Up!

Heart Punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Banner Punch

Paper-Real Read, Basic Black, (White with Black dots) DSP Night & Day (retired)

Bakers twine-Wisteria Wonder

Doodle Pantry

Purple digital paper, blue zig zag digital paper, teal digital paper

Truck and Dino images

Hearts resized, and sentiment


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More Send A Smile 4 Kids

I’ve been feeling kinda depressed lately:(   I made myself sit down and make 3 more cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids.  It helps to think of other people when I get overwhelmed.  I sat for about 3 hours under my special light that simulates sunlight, that helps too.  So if Winter is getting you down, take a seat and make some cards.  Don’t forget to turn on some upbeat, happy music:)

I wasn’t feeling terribly creative, I hope the kids will still be happy with what I’ve made.  I used all pre-colored, digital images from Doodle Pantry. Laurie’s images are so cute and cheerful, I love to work with them! 🙂  I do not get any compensation, or free images from Doodle Pantry, I just love their images! 🙂  And a lot of you know that I’m coloring challenged! lol

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s not that I don’t think my cards are cute, I just used very similar layouts for most of my cards this week.  I think the beaver would be nice for a boy, I tried to not make it too cutsie.  Both of the papers for the beaver card, come with the kit.  Hmmm, I’m really having a hard time concentrating:(  I used two different sets today, one is With Heart, a portion of the  proceeds from this set will  be donated to Operation Write Home.  The little beaver comes from the set, Loving Critters.  Trust me, you can spend days looking at everything in the Doodle Pantry store!  You can also color most of the images yourself as well.

Well, I’m off to bed, I will be up early with all the grandchildren;)  Thank you for stopping by today, I do appreciate all my followers and anyone who happens to drop in! 🙂  Life is short, make it matter:)




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Valentine: Send A Smile 4 Kids

Wow, you’re not going to believe that I actually made 4 more cards this week!  Good thing they invented lights, because I’m up very late at night making cards!  It doesn’t get quiet here until about 10pm, my hubby has been taking over in the morning:)  Even still, I’m up by 9am, that’s when I have to get up whether I want to or not;)  lol

I’m just posting cards today, if you would like info regarding supplies or techniques, please ask:) These cards are all for Send A Smile 4 Kids, except the last one, it’s going to my granddaughter;)  All digital images are by Doodle Pantry, so far, I have only worked with the pre-colored images.

Half-fold Card2 Half-fold Card3 Half-fold Card4 Half-fold Card5

I CASEd the card with the XOs from Susie B at SplitCoastStampers.  I think I found it on Pintrest.  Susie’s had a bear, really cute, thank you Susie for the inspiration:)

I hope you like my cards today.  Lawrence was taking a nap but he’s up now, and Grandpa is sleeping so I have to go be in charge:)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look:)  I hope to have more cards by next week.  Hopefully it will be warmer next week and the kids will all go back to school so I can make cards;)  Please stay warm, or cool, wherever you may be! 🙂




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