Ribbon and Bows…well no bows


CHALLENGE: Imagine That Digi Stamp - 8th Birthday - 1st week challenge - Ribbons and/or  Bows. Well I got ribbon and that was a challenge. I have a ton of ribbon but don't always use it and when you tell me I should use then none of the cards turn out or I can't find an image that goes with ribbon or bows! But I'm happy with how this turned out. I needed it for an order that I have to deliver today!

I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch #584 which was the sketch category of Jan 2021 Inspirational Card Challenge.

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Berry Sensation)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Accents/Tools: flowers in stash, ribbon in stash

Christmas ornaments


The challenge at Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round this month is Ornaments. While wondering Deedee’s Digis I saw this Christmas tree with ornaments and thought it would make a cute card.


I went looking through my scrap drawers containing Christmas paper (yes, I have two scrap drawers containing ONLY Christmas paper!!) and found this perfect piece from the Basic Grey Nordic Holiday paper pack. I like the stitched look to the letters and it was the perfect color. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #294 as my inspiration.



1) Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – Ornaments

2) Tuesday Morning Sketches #294 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration

3) The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge #4 – Anything Christmas with an optional twist of non-traditional colors listed. I chose to do the anything goes.


Digital Image: Country Christmas @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Nordic Holiday)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/ Tools: button, Twine (Simplicity), Fiskars Scallop punch

I was sweating it!


Today is the last day to make a project with the February Stamp of the Month at From the Heart Stamps (FTHS) and I just got it done! This month hasn’t allowed for much crafting and now I’m sick with a cold. Some people can craft when they are sick…I’m not one of them. My creative juices are plugged up with sinus crap at the moment so I’m surprised I was able to get this done. I’m happy with it for now we will see when I feel better if I still like it! I made it with one of my Best Friends in mind that has a birthday in April. Her favorite color combo is yellow and dark blue so that is what I used.

Don't Sweat it

Inside Card: … you still look like a Spring Chick!

This stamp, Birthday Candle Birdbrain, comes with a ton of sentiments! I was having a hard time people which one to use! I colored the bird in photoshop (have a hard time with yellow when I do watercolors) the rest I did with Tombow markers.

I used Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #208 as my inspiration. Instead of the second block on the bottom I did a long skinny one to hold my sentiment. I also offset the image from the blue mat.


1) February Stamp of the Month Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps – Use the image provided and get next months Monthly image free!

2) Simply Create Too Challenge #56 – Shop in your Stash! I so need this challenge….about a 100 times! Everything is from my scrap drawer too! I even had the yellow embossed piece in there! Nothing new on this card!

3) Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes. No topping this week just make a birthday card!

4) March Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – Fiber/Thread (no ribbon)…I’m hoping floss is okay!

5) Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #208 – Use the sketch provided as your inspiration.

6) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #195 – Make your own background paper


Digital Image: Birthday Candle Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks/Markers: the bird was colored in photoshop, the rest I used Tombow markers (blue – 452, 565, 535) (yellow – 055)

Accents/Tools: button, floss, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder

Birthday’s and Anniversary


A friend of mine gave one of the cards we made in Card Class to her pastor’s wife and she loved it. So she now orders Birthday and Anniversary cards from me to give to her staff and friends. She has gone through the first set of cards she bought she I made up a new batch.

Birthday - Flower


Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections

Accents/Tools: yellow brads, Prima flowers, button, Martha Stewart edge punch,

Sketch: Day 195 @ 365 Cards



Stamps/Images: Word Doodles Digital Image @ Clearly Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye (on  the bright side)

Accents/Tools: button, ribbon, floss

Anniversary - Blessings


Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections

Accents/Tools: twine, Prima Flowers, brad

Sketch: Sketch-N-Scrap – Card Sketch #8


1) Day 253 @ 365Cards – Smitten/New love. I’m thinking for someone’s first anniversary. Still new love!!

This just in….Floral Jug free with purchase…

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For a limited time you can get this Floral Jug image free with a purchase!

I used it to make this card and was super easy!! Plus I think it just turned out too darn cute.


Stamp/Images: Floral Jug @ Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, button, ribbon

Challenge 2 – Balloons


Now for the next challenge at Clearly iStamp in celebration of National Scrapbook Day:
CHALLENGE #2: Balloons! 
Must have one or many on your project.

Hot Air Balloon

When I was deciding on what challenges to do I thought of all the wonderful Balloon stamps that Clearly Digi Stamps has in their store. This is Hot Air Balloon is one of my favorites and I guess I like it for Masculine cards as this is the 2nd or maybe 3rd one I made with it! It is so fun and easy to paper piece too.  I used a March 2012 Card map from pagemaps.com as inspiration.


1) Addicted to Stamps Challenge #55 – Button

2) Creative Inspirations Challenge #212 – Birthdays

3) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #267 – Come fly with me


Images/Stamps: Lifting You Up Digital Stamp at Clearly Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy, Pinecone, Lakeshore)

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (On the Bright Side)

Accents/Tools: notebook edge punch, button, twine, ribbon

Sketch: March 2012 Card Map from Pagemaps.com

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