Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Frog - You can do anything

 I was running out of cards to send to "pre-teen" and teen boy chemo buddies.  I again saw this on Pinterest with easy to follow instructions - thank you Tami for the easy instructions to Angled Gatefold  I printed them out and will keep them in my binder of how to.

I used an OLD - and I mean really OLD stamp set from SU with frogs and it had diecuts.  I used parts of my May22 Paper Pumpkin from SU to die cut the fro and the balloon.  Paper Pumpkin has so many things you can use.  

I chose to use a belly band to hold the card together but you can also use tiny velcro dots or magnets.  I liked the sentiment included in the set - hoping this will give him a smile as well as encouragement.  

Friday, February 24, 2023

Songbird Card - take 2

I at least have my email back up and running - but am taking this sweet laptop in for a tune up this morning.  I now have a picture to post with my blog.  This is the card that took me almost all afternoon to make and it looked so simple on Pinterest.  

 This style is an offset gatefold card - and I really like the DP I used - the floral is Dainty Flowers which was a freebie from with Sellabration and the plaid was an in color combination paper pack, again from SU.

I may try another one - now that I know what I am doing.  It was the punch that gave me fits but finally figured it out.  

Enjoy and have a great weekend.  

Monday, February 20, 2023

Songbird Card

 Do you ever see something that you want to "CASE" and it looks like easy peasy but when you try to make it it drives you crazy???  Well this was the case when I made this card - took me "most of the afternoon and then I wasn't super pleased with the outcome but here goes:

And to really top things off my computer has been hacked I think.  So off to the computer shop this afternoon.  $$$.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Welcome Lucky Pup

 One of my dear sweet blogging/stamping friends recently adopted a new dog - so I made a faux step card to send to him and "Mom".  

The stamp is from Technique Junkie - and the paper is my last scrap from SU (retired).  They both went together very nicely.  The sentiment in the stamp from Technique Junkie describes a happy dog.  I liked the paper as it had a variety of dogs.  

I love to do the faux step card fold - easier than a regular step card - and fun.  

I sent a bag of treats to the new puppy who has found his forever home.  blessings to the new pet "mom and dad".  

Monday, February 06, 2023


 Headed to the post office to mail my Chemo Valentine boxes - so much fun finding goodies for each individual box.  Here are 3 of my favorite:

The kitty cat card uses SU set - talk about easy peasy - no coloring - just a couple of embellishments and good to go.  

The chocolate card - another SU set - and who doesn't love chocolate.  All of my chemo buddies got some chocolate in their box.  We made this card at a day of fun get together a couple of weeks ago. This was Sally's project - she had almost everything die cut for us so it went together pretty quickly.  Loved coloring the chocolates.  My favorite in a box of mixed chocolates are the maple flavor.    We each brought a "shoebox" project and shared - then we went out to lunch at one of our favorite places The Old Mine Crab House and Bar - yummy fish tacos.  

The last card with the mailbox is for my DH - love this die set from Spellbinders as well as stamps to fit the occasion. This was my shoebox card project and I had almost all of the die cuts ready to go.   Hubby doesn't look at my blog so he won't see this one.  Going to fix a "special" dinner at home - either lobster tail or Coho salmon.  Have not decided yet. 

Sending Valentine Wishes out to all of my friends.  

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Valentine Spoons

 I'm ready to start packing up my chemo buddies Valentine giftie packages.  It has been a couple of years since  made the Valentine Hershey kiss spoons.  

Red plastic spoons, Saran wrap, Hershey kisses and tags, and silver embossing powder.  The stamp is "old" and by "old" I mean really old - 20 years!!  I believe it was made by Peddlers Pack rubber stamps.  I did find the Hershey kiss stamp and the sentiment on Etsy.  

These are perfect for co-workers, chemo buddies, grand kids, party favors.  I used a variety of tags that was in my box of tags that is also "old".  The spoons from Dollar Tree - $1.25 can't beat buying a bag of kisses, and some red spoons for a reasonable price.  You could use netting in place of the Saran Wrap.  Some curling ribbon and project complete.  

Close up of tag - the kiss looks realistic doesn't it??  I made 15 of these in about 45 minutes.  

I think my chemo buddies will smile when they open their package.