Vintage Valentine

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Valentine Vintage

*So I’m late posting this to the blog as I made it in Feb 2019.

I bought this paper at Hobby Lobby thinking it would be good for some customers. Well decided to make one for one of my bosses to give his wife. I have been making Valentine and Mother’s Day cards for her for the past 6 years (maybe longer). When she saw me she told me that she told her husband he was never allowed to buy a store bought card again for her!! I hope she likes this one….a little different than my normal style.

I used a sketch from last month’s January Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus sketch. Original sketch was Feeling Sketchy Challenge Blog #211.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy)
Patterned Paper: Vintage Valentine by The Paper Studio
Accents/Tools: pearls, cutter bee scissors, lace, 1/16 EK Success Pop dots

Teacup Pansies

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Wonderful Mother


Wonderful Mother

Down to the wire but I made it! This is for the Imagine That Creative Playground Monthly Challenge. Link up a card using an Imagine That image and you get the month’s featured image! I really wanted this months featured image for Easter Cards!

I won a whole set of digital stamps in February from Imagine That Digital Stamps and this was one of the images from the Beary in Love Kit. I fussy cut out the flowers and added real pearls on top of the digital ones.

I used I {heart} Sketches #164 for my inspiration so it fit the Favorites Category of the March Inspirational Card Challenge @

Digital Image: Beary in Love Kit @ Imagine That Digital Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Kachina), American Crafts (Bubblegum)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder, Recollections pearls, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Fiskars large corner rounder

Check it Out – plaid or checks

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I can’t remember where I saw that challenge a month or so ago but liked it so I used it for Product Category in the November Card Challenge @  Here is my take on the challenge:

Birthday Wishes -Butterfly


  1. Nov Card Challenge @ – Product Category – plaids or checks. I also used sketch in the upper left corner from sketch category.
  2. Crafting by Designs Challenge – Times 3. Must have 3 of something. I have 3 butterflies, 3 orange circles, 3 yellow circles, 3 pearls on each butterfly.
  3. Use Your Stuff Challenge #201 – Lots of Layers. It’s not a lot of layers to some but is to others!

My nurse friend asked me to make her co-workers birthday cards through out the year. There were 3 total in November and I already made one so here are the last two I made for this month.

Happy Birthday Butterflies


  1. Nov Card Challenge @ – Sketch Category – bottom right sketch…instead of the 3 little circles I used butterflies and moved them up a little.


Patty’s Birthday Card:

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (Ashville – Orange St and Patton Ave)

Accents/Tools: Pearls from Michael’s, Martha Stewart garden butterfly punch, Fiskars Threading water punch,

Janna Birthday Card:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Making Memories (Chloe’s Closet)

Accents/Tools: Pearls from Michaels, Martha Stewart garden butterfly punch, Making Memories brads

Getting Girly with Allsorts Challenge Blog!

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Special Lady

The challenge today at Allsorts Challenge Blog is Lace & Pearls. I’m not a lace and pearls kind of girl…give me strips, polka dots and non frilly and I’m good. But I needed a birthday card for my 85 year old Aunt and thought she would like this image. So I figured I could “try” to do this challenge. I even went out and bought some lace!! The lace is on there even if you can’t see much of it! I used the sketch from Digi Sketch Challenge as my inspiration.


1) Digi Sketch Challenge – Use the sketch or theme (cute & sparkly). I used just the sketch

2) Jan Card Challenge @ – Theme – pick your own….which I picked Birthday.

3) Allsorts Challenge #295 – Lace & Pearls


Digital Image: Special Lady @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accents/Tools: lace (Hobby Lobby), Pearls (Michael’s), pop dots, cutter bee scissors

To my Wonderful Wife


FabricSoftner Flower

Inside of Card:

Year after year you give me
so many beautiful reasons
to be thankful you’re my wife
and the mother of our children.

Happy Mother’s Day

I made this flower for the March Card Challenge – Technique Category – @ The flower is made out of a used Fabric Softner sheet. Here is the tutorial on SplitcoastStampers. I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #210 for my inspiration.


1) March Card Challenge @ – Technique Category – fabric softner flowers

2)  Card Makin Mamas Challenge #88 (CM88)- Splish Splash – use Mist/Paint

3) Gem of a Challenge #115 – Mother’s Day, Female


Patterned Paper: Three Bugs in a Rug (Chloe)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Smoothie Berry Sensation, Petunia, Sea Salt)

Accents/Tools: pearl brad, pearls, 1/2″ scor-tape, fabric softner sheet, Dylusions ink by Ranger, Cuttlebug Decorative Tile Set embossing folder, stickles,

Sweet and simple Merry Deer


Merry Deer

I have been wanting to use this image for a very long time but my coloring skills are not that great. So I was super excited when she re-released (was a Clearly Digital Stamp) Merry Deer in a Color version! I only had time to make the gold version of this card but I hope to try this layout with the purple and teal versions also included in the digital stamp.

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenge #194 – Anything Goes. Fab ‘n’ Funky is celebrating their 4th birthday so come over and play along!! Lots of prizes by different sponsors being offered.  Since the challenge was anything goes I looked at other current challenges out there to see what could inspire my card. I am not a CAS (clean and simple) kind of girl but I was intrigued by the recipe challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Challenge which is a recipe. Now I didn’t end up following it because I just had to have more than one layer and I liked pearls better than sparkle but I kept it in mind when I started figuring out my card. Since I was trying to do the recipe I found a CAS sketch that I thought would work so I used CAS(E) this Sketch #54 as my inspiration.


I then used the other challenges below to inspire my card.

Don’t forget Doodle Pantry is still doing a fundraiser for Operation Write Home!! You still have until the end of November to grab the bundle of stamps for $5.00, we’ve already raised $339.00! Let’s make $400….we can do it!!!


1) Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenge #194 – Anything Goes

2) Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – November Challenge – Winter Wonderland-card must have a winter theme. Snow, snowflakes etc

3) Creative Card Crew Challenge #49 – Pearls

4) Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #193 – Clean and Simple


Stamp: Merry Deer @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill (white)

Gold Paper: Fancy Paper from Michael’s

Accents/Tools: pearls from Michael’s, pop dots, snowflake embossing folder (Paper Studio)

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