Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Worm at the Beach

 On Friday I was able to stop and shop at a "local" stamp store- well ok it is a 45 minute drive but well worth it.  Wasn't looking for any thing but little bitty bug eyes which she didn't have.  Well no problem - I found a darling stamp set Little Worms by leanecreatief.com so I came home and had to make a card.  

DP from my stash - bit of bling Amuse - colored with copic markers.  Sentiments - in my stash.  But what a fun card to make - I fussy cut everything by hand popped up the goofy worm - cut out a circle and did some blending.   Note - see his SPF 30 - just a note wear your sun screen when out. 

This will go in the mail next week to my young tween boy chemo buddy.   

Monday, May 08, 2023

Sneakers Cards

 Masculine cards are always a struggle for me despite the fact that I have several masculine stamp sets.  I have a younger preteen chemo buddy - so I have been trying to make a few for "tween" boys that aren't too juvenile.  Here are a couple using sneaker stamps.  


Love the red tennies - made this at a class - so the die is not in my collection, but it comes with the little bitty eyelets, shoestrings, and star.  The first card is in my collection - no die but I fussy cut them out - not as much detail as the red ones but I like the way it turned out and is ok for a "tween", teen, or....a younger male. 
Which one is your favorite?


Tuesday, May 02, 2023

April Birthday Cards - Envelope Flap Card

 I have already posted the 4 other cards we shared this past week when the "girls" got together to celebrate April birthdays.  

I wish I could take credit for this card but I have to give the credit to Karen Titus and when she says easy - it truly is a 5 minute card (depending) on how much you add.

I used StampinUp Playin in the Rain - and the matching DPs.  The dies cut out the fun characters which are part of the DP so it was easy to get 5 kits together quickly. I can see me making some masculine cards using this design as well - well the possibilities are endless.  I have made a couple of masculine ones which I will be posting later.  

My gifties were not handmade but I thought they fit the occasion perfectly. At each place setting I placed:


I was truly happy that everyone was here and I liked that the saying flipped over to say Home sweet Home.  Everyone got to take theirs home for their craft room or island  or where ever they chose to put it.  

Saturday, April 29, 2023


 Our crafty group got together for April birthdays yesterday - there were 5 of us - Ruth P, Sally M, Patti G, Cheryl G and myself.  We often share gifties - usually homemade - (sometimes bought), so below are some of the gifties we shared yesterday.  

Patti - chocolate - chocolate - the girls best friend, and the cute handmade container, Sally individual little trash bins (on wheels as well), they were put to use yesterday during our crafting get together.  Cheryl brought a handmade pillow box stuffed with hand tied little bows in a rainbow of colors.  She ties the best little bows and they will be greatly appreciated when I need that little bow as an embellishment.  

Thank you for a great day dear friends. 

Friday, April 28, 2023

April - End of Month

 Our little group of crafters had 3 birthdays in April so we did an April birthday lunch/craft session.  Here are the projects we shared - 

Left top Ruth, Right top Sally, left bottom Patti, Right bottom Cheryl, the instructions were to make them simple, quick and easy, and I think everyone followed instructions.  We had 5 cards done in 2 hours, (mine to follow).  

Lunch consisted of homemade "Panera" chicken and wild rice soup - which everyone said they liked.  Betty Crocker and I made cheddar biscuits and Sally brought Better than Sex Cake.  

So much fun to get together with our favorite hobby and great friends. 

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Cards from Cheryl's Class

 I have really built up my stash of cards the last couple of months but still when I see a new idea or technique I "have" to try and make it.  My friend Cheryl has had two classes and is getting ready to teach another one - and here are a couple of cards from her class.  

I have already mailed out the other cards we made in class - they were masculine cards and I needed two man cards - how handy to have them on hand.  Both of these cards used SU stamps - love the little doggie - on the inside I just put Woof - so I can use it for any occasion.  

I have a free afternoon to "play" a little in my craft room so off I go.  

Friday, March 31, 2023

Cuppa and a Card

 At our last Cuppa and a Card at Paneras Bread Company I gave Sally a little break.   We usually get a cup of coffee, tea or even hot chocolate.  Oh did I mention a pastry - Bagel, muffin, or cinnamon roll.  We usually meet at 8:30ish and share our weeks creations, visit, socialize, and then try and start at 9:00 ish on our card of the week.   The theme was "What is your Shape".  We often tend to forget about shapes when we look at a current catalog of SU,CTMH, etc. and there are so many possibilities with litterally shapes.  I used Water Color Shapes - and when the girls came in  I asked them if they were square or round!!!  Just to mix up the seating a bit. 

What a fun time we had - my friend Donna who came from St. Louis on Monday and stayed all night came to Cuppa and a Card as well and we all stayed for lunch.  

So next time you go shopping either in person on on line or from a "new catalog" don't let the shapes pass you up.  There are so many possibilities to use these stamps.  All stamps used in these cards are from SU.