Saturday, May 28, 2022

Fortune Crane Happy Anniversary

 We have some very dear sweet friends that will be celebrating their anniversary anniversary.  When I saw the Crane set from SU I knew this image was for them.  Such a beautiful collection of designer papers and in this fun fold I got to showcase several of the patterns.  I am thinking they will both enjoy their card - and in fact I'm thinking about getting her the set/dies before they are retired.  This set is simply her style and I know she would use it.  

A little handwritten note inside and card is in the mail.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Fun Girls Craft Evening

 Two cards left to share with you from a couple of weeks ago when we had an overnight craft evening at my house.  We had not gotten together since before Covid so it was a special time.  The two cards I am sharing today are from Donna and I love both of these cards.  One is very CAS 

Love the ombre stenciling - then just the simple sentiment double layered.  These are so easy and fun and quick to make.  And it does pack a punch.  This card went in the mail this week to a chemo buddy.  

The next card was a fun fold card - I love fun folds - and this is a variation on a Wfold card.  I have done a variation on a W fold but love this idea as well.  

These images are from a retired SU set - one that I will keep in my retired stack as I love the lady bug images.  So glad we were able to get together and be creative after a long hiatus.  I'm keeping this for a pattern then I will mail it on once I make another one. 

Monday, May 23, 2022

Happy Birthday

 One of my Chemo Buddy has a Birthday coming up this week so here is the card I sent and inside I put a Dairy Queen gift card so they could go get some ice cream.  

I bought the ice cream cone punch from SU while it was on clearance - I think it was under $5 - I had some ice cream cone paper in my stash - two sided so I punched the waffle cone out of the backside and the ice cream from a polished cardstock again from my stash.  I had some cute little hearts in two sizes so I used the larger heart (as my cherry) on the ice cream and die cut happy birthday.  

Happy Birthday sweet lady - keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.  

Monday, May 16, 2022

Kindergarten Graduation

 Great grandson Carter is celebrated  his graduation from kindergarten this past weekend.  His Mom home schools him as well as his older sister and younger brother.  I am so proud of her and the kids as she has done an amazing job as a teacher and the kids have been great students.  Here is the card I made him:

using Lawn Fawn Color my World stamp set and die.  This was so much fun to put together.  Enclosed a little "green" inside his card for his accomplishments. 

and here is his last day of school and his graduation invitation picture. 

I know you will do well in first grade.  

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Girls Overnight Crafting Marathon

 Last week two St. Louis friends came down for an overnight crafting marathon session - so much fun.  Here are the two cards Diane brought to share:   

Both of these cards use new sets from the StampinUp 2022-2023 catalog.  I think I am going to have to have both sets.  

Monday, May 09, 2022

More Fun Cards

 Two friends from the St. Louis area (really St. Charles, MO.) came down last week for an overnight girls stamping and crafting marathon.  We had not gotten together since pre-Covid so it was quite a treat.  We each did two make-n-takes and below are mine.  

This one used the  SU New Horizons paper and stamp/die set.  This paper stands alone in card making - and Donna discovered there was enough left over to make a bookmark to go with the card.  A card and a giftie.  

Both of these cards are from SU - love how the marble paper coordinates with the cardstock and the coloring blends.  This is a faux stepcard - so much fun to make.  

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Lawn Fawn Platform Card

 OK - is this not the cutest??? We have a group of 4 crafters that get together quite often, so last week we got together to make this card.     This is Lawn Fawn's new platform die and wild adventure card.  This came in a kit done up by a crafting  friend, Ruth Petsel.  There were 5 cards in the kit but this one was by far my favorite.  Thank you Ruth for "enabling" me yet again.  Of course I had to have the set of 2 dies.  I already had several Lawn Fawn sets that will work with this die.  

There are several videos out there as well as samples for ideas.  I have watched one this afternoon - so plan on cutting my pieces out and putting it together as I watch the video again.  So much fun.  It folds flat for mailing in a regular A2 envelope - I'm thinking there will be extra postage but...this is a giftie in itself.  Go to Lawn Fawn platform cards in Pinterest and check out all the samples.