Friday, November 24, 2017

Happy Everything

I wanted to cover Oct~Dec in the happy department...

 stamp: Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy  dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word Happy Cutaway,Verve Pumpkin Spice,Papertrey Ink Winter Penguin,Sweet 'n Sassy Season of Change (retired),My Favorite Things Sentiment Strip

I can be very literal...


As much as I love can be a difficult holiday as well.

Some have experienced tremendous loss during Christmas past...and it's difficult to feel happy in the month of December.

 I pray this card will be more of a "hey, I pray you've had a happy everything"...because seriously...

these past few months were a blur!!!

 Plus, I didn't give my pumpkin and leaf dies proper love and they needed to be brought out, even if for one card. ;)

Have a good one friends and thanks for stopping by to see me~

Choose Joy

Hey friends, I pray you choose joy today.

stamp: Maymay Made It Your Faith is Showing  dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tags,Spellbinders Classic Scallop

I went with these Christmas classic colors~

The easiest start to this card was patterned paper that had the colors in them~it helped me stay on track. :)

My cards tend to lead a life of their own, you know what I'm saying?

They grow up so fast!!!


I'm in a silly mood and should probably stop blogging...




Have a good one and stay safe and alert if you're black Friday shopping.

This gal is not leaving the house!!!

Take care friends~

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


I kept things bold and simple~

dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word Peace Cutaway,Altenew Bells and Bows

Peace, eternal peace is truly the best gift given!!!

CASE with your own twist

 Here is Michele's
lovely card:

 I love that the focal feature of Michele's card is a sentiment die cut~the CAS design shapes around it.

Instead of angling the die cut~I angled a scrap piece as a giftbox cover.

I've got a lovely variety of sentiment dies, so I'll try this again for sure~

Thanks for stopping in!


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thank You for Your Service

I gave this to my husband, but wasn't feeling well enough to post until now.

stamps: Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Our Daily Bread Designs Not Forgotten  dies: Hero Arts Clearly Kelly's Planner Banners,Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Word Windows

When I first saw this image at its release...I burst into tears. It's literally a picture from my memories about 14 years ago.

I used the following fall colors as a starting point~

My daughter will need the computer to write her paper here shortly~so I better post this quick. ;)

 Thanks for stopping by~stay well, friends!


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Courage & Health

Dawn McVey
is a Papertrey Ink staple! 

 I mean, I don't know PTI before Dawn.

She's been going through some courageous things, and PTI is dedicating a hop to her.

stamps: Papertrey Ink Winter Woods/Charmed  dies: Papertrey Ink Winter Woods

This card has added wrapped twine...inspired by 

Make It Monday #302: Twine & Ribbon Wraps 
 hosted by Stephanie

I'm praying for her continued health and perseverance~as I'm hoping you will also~

He Knows Your Need

We've been soooo busy, as I'm sure you've been also!

This card needed to be created and, weeks ago. 

Pain doesn't have a timeline, and I know a late card is better than never.

stamps: My Favorite Things Flowers,Maymay Made It Blessed Inside & Out  dies:My Favorite Things Blueprints 11/Square Frames/Stitched Oval Word Windows

 Grateful for this sketch which gave me a start.

Sympathy With the Optional Twist of Distressing

(distressing on the edges of the panel with Tim Holtz Distress tool)

Thanks for stopping by!