Blue Door – Happy Birthday


So I had a birthday order for a mother that likes birds. So I started looking at birdhouses and came across this free image Front Door at Beccy’s Place. The lady loved it and said that is what she wanted for her mom’s birthday card.


So I printed the image and noticed around the image it had a slight pink tone to it. It is very noticeable once printed on white cardstock. So in trying to figure out how to solve this problem (without asking Hubby for Photoshop magic at the last minute) I came up with this. I thought if I framed it then it wouldn’t be so noticeable. So I went through my supplies and found this die that I had bought this year when a on-line store was going out of business. It had a mat in the middle so I cut that away so I would only have a frame (that’s why if you look closely it is not even edges on the inside…so don’t look close!!) It ended up being the perfect frame as it reminds me of lattice that would be found in a garden. I then had a scrap piece of gray that had already been embossed to look like bricks and it fit perfectly behind the frame. Can’t see the bricks unless you look closely but they are there. The lady loved it and will give it to her mom tomorrow!


  1. October Challenge @ Beccy’s Place – Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy’s Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog and submit a direct link below.


Digital Image: Front Door (FREE!) @ Beccy’s Place

Spellbinders Die:

EK Success flower punch, white dots


Thankful for my neighbor’s garden


Vegetable Thank You

I am very blessed to have great neighbors that are also my friends. I am also very thankful that they like to garden and then share it with us. We are very spoiled with fresh lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, garlic, strawberries and much more. So each year I try to get them a gift card to buy more supplies and say Thank You. This is a little late but I still think they will know how thankful we were for the fresh food from the garden last season.

I used this weeks sketch at Outlawz Sketch Challenge. Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring the challenge so if you play you will have a chance to win a $10.00 gift code to the store. I used Bigelow’s Bounty as I thought it was perfect and cute all at the same time! If you think this image would be perfect for some cards you need to make stop over at Deedee’s Digis by Dec. 1st as she is having a 50% off every set sale as a Thank You to the customers!



1) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge #203 – Furry Friends. Rabbits are furry!!

2) Daring Cardmakers Challenge – Something old and something new. The paper and the border punches are old. The image is brand new to me!

3) Digi Sketch Challenge – Use die cuts/punches or/and sketch. I did the theme: punches.

4) Aloha Friday Challenge #37– Thank you/ Thanks.

5) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #234 – Heartfelt Thanks. I hope having the sentiment inside is okay. I did add an image to the inside with the sentiment…so hopefully it counts.


Digital Image: Bigelow’s Bounty @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Check Him Out 2009)

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

Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart fence border punch, Martha Stewart border punch, pop dots, Xyron X

Strawberry Birthday


Strawberry Birthday

Enjoy every delicious moment of it!

One of the ladies at the retirement turned 100 on July 5th and they had a little party for her. I wanted the card to be special so I found out that her and husband use to have strawberry patches so I decided to use that inspiration for the card. I used an image from Preserving Sweetness Color Set at Diane’s Daydream Designs.

1) July Card Challenge @ – Sketch Category – The original sketch came from Scrappy Sketches. Instead of the flags at the bottom I did rows of scallops.
2) A gem of a Challenge #124 – Spots and Stripes (I’m hoping the plaid counts as stripes)
3) Crafty Creations Challenge #267 – Let’s Party
4) Digi Sketch Challenge – In the Garden – strawberries are for sure in the garden!!
5) Seize the Birthday Challenge – Do a birthday card and if you want challenge yourself with doing the “topping”. I did not use the “topping” just did a birthday card.

Digital Image: Preserving Sweetness Colored Image @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: digital paper – Strawberry Sweetness Digital Paper Pack @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge, Recollections adhesive rhinestones, Xyron X, ribbon, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, pop dots

Thank you (for the vegetables)


Crafty Creations and Alphabet Challenge

I’m so glad to have neighbor’s that we get along with and are even friends with. I corrupted our neighbor Kim and brought her into the world of scrapbooking. She has spoiled me with fresh vegetables from their garden! She just brought over 2 fresh Zucchini’s so I thought I would use these awesome vegetable digital stamps and make her a thank you card. The best part is the vegetables were already cut out as we made them for VBS but they ended up not using them.


1) July – Use your Scraps @ – 85% of your project must be made from scraps.

Everything is a scrap except for the green card base. Got to love when you can pull everything out of a scrap drawer!

2) Alphabet Challenge Blog – Our challenge for you this week is  H for Half a Dozen.  Please use 6 of the same thing on your work.

I like this card a lot better for the challenge as you can see the 6 brads clearly!

3) Crafty Creations Challenge #125 (CCCW125) – Thank You cards.


Stamps/Images: Vegetable Garden Digital @

Cardstock/Papers – Creative Imaginations (green gingham), Bazzill cardstock

Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: brads, trimmer, pop dots

Techniques: Digital Stamps

Inspiration – Taylored Expression Sketch Challenge #138 (TESC138)

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