Spring Time Cards

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I have a customer that has an older lady friend that he is like a nephew too so I decided he needed to send her a springtime card! She loves the garden and figured she could use happy mail during the quarantine. Then I ended up making two alike so I decided my best friend, Cheryl, needed a happy mail card too so she got the Hello Sunshine.


Cutting out a different photo journaling card I had that pink frame left over. That flower piece is another journaling card and it fit over it perfectly so I put them together. Then I saw Sketch #360 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and used the “springtime” cut from same paper to put the card together!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – Patterned Paper

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Hello Spring, Easter Express, Bunnyville)
Sketch found here: http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/sketch-360.html

Hello Sunshine

Made this with other leftovers (pink corners and Hello Sunshine tag piece). I sent this one to my Best Friend Cheryl for the Happy Mail Challenge – figured everyone could use happy mail right now!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – Patterned Paper

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Hello Spring, Easter Express, Bunnyville)
Sketch found here: http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/sketch-360.html

Fox for Birthday and Spring Cards

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So I made this one first for a lady’s birthday that loves Daisies and her last name is Fox.

Since I had another paper/supplies left over for one more card I made it into a Spring card.

Foxy - Happy Spring

I made this in March just late publishing it!

1) March 2019 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #1.
Original sketch found here: https://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/2018/11/mojo-monday-502.html

2) March Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Spring.

Image: Girl Fox @ Miss Kate Cuttables
SVG File: Daisy
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug
Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop edge punch,

Guest at Deedee’s Digis!!


Doing the happy dance today!! I get to be a Guest Designer for Deedee’s Digis for the WHOLE MONTH of September!!

I worked with Deedee’s wonderful artwork at Clearly Digi Stamps as she was one of the illustrators. I told her if she ever needed a guest design team member to let me know. As both of our lives got busy at different points we just left it in God’s hands for the perfecting time to have me as a Guest Designer. September turned out to be his perfect timing! He always knows what is best for us as he can see the BIG PICTURE so all we have to do is trust him and listen to him. Still working on that but as with all things… practice makes perfect!

She always seems to have the perfect images for what I’m needing. My girlfriend just had surgery and I coordinated meals for her family since she was on bed/couch rest for 2 weeks after the surgery. As part of her “get well don’t worry about it” gift I wanted to make her thank you cards that she could send to all the people that helped her during this time. So I asked her husband what her favorites were and he said the color blue and Daffodils. So I went with Daffodils and made 20 Thank You cards for her.



I used Spring Blocks because of this beautiful image of Daffodils! While looking for a sketch I saw that it was the 5th Saturday at Sketch Saturday so you get to use any past sketch from #215 – 324. So I started browsing their sketches and found sketch # 225.  You can’t tell but I printed a 2nd image and cut out the full flower and pop dotted on top of the image to make it more real. I wanted a border around the border to help it pop so I just printed the image on bazzill white and just left a white border. I dug out some old yellow gems and they were perfect!


I hope you will come back each Wednesday as that is “my day” to be featured at Deedee’s Digis.


1) September Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.

2) Sketch Saturday Week #325 – Use any sketch from #215-324 as your inspiration. I used sketch #225

3) The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #76 – Spring or Autumn. I went with Spring


Digital Image: Spring Blocks @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Pollen, Intense Orange, white)

Patterned Paper: Recollections (orange stripe)

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

Accent/Tools: pop dots, jewels, glue dots

Bugs and Blooms


Butterfly flower

Healing thoughts

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Healing Thoughts

Inside: Healing thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.

I have 2 sisters that come to my craft class at the retirement home. Both of the ladies are in their 90’s (probably average age for the class!) but they show up every month they can. This month one of them couldn’t come to class because she fell and broke her hip so I made this card for her. Wanted her to know that she was missed and we are praying for her.

I used the March Stamp of the Month at {From the heart stamps} called Hamlet PigWit Think Spring! This card is a hybrid card…half computer colored and half with Tombow markers.


1) March Stamp of the Month Challenge at {From the Heart Stamps} – Use the stamp of the month before the 31st and get next months image FREE.

2) Sketch Saturday Challenge #303pick any sketch from #215 to 302! I used sketch #300


3) March Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I used a saved sketch from my favorites.

4) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #83 – Photo Inspiration. Use the photo as inspiration. I took inspiration from the yellow flowers, green desk and the color of the lamp.


Digital Image: Hamlet PigWit Think Spring @ {From the Heart Stamps}

Cardstock: Bazzill (White)

Patterned Paper: from my scraps so I don’t remember (I think the green is Michael’s)

Inks/Markers: The pig and yellow flowers were colored in photoshop. The flower stems, grass, flower pot and butterfly were colored with Tombow markers (yellow 985, pinkish red 905, green 126, brown 947)

Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop border punch, Stickles – yellow

Technique: Watercolor with markers, hybrid

Easter Egg Chick

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Easter Chick

Easter Chick -sideview

Little Chickie for Easter!

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Little Chickie-yellowgreenblue

Made this card as part of the Easter Craft at the retirement home I teach crafts at.  Inside says: Happy Easter


1) Card Makin Mamas Challenge – Spring Colors

2) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #261 – Easter Parade


Digital Stamp: Little Chickie Digital Image @ Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill White, yellow, green, blue
Patterned Paper: Daisy D’s
Accents/Tools: Fiskars scalloped sentiment border punch
Sketch: Sketch Saturday #249

Easter Cards



1) Alphabet Challenge Blog D for Dry Embossing.  Dry embossing is how I got started in making cards.

The back paper is actually green. The sun was bright and it was the only time I had to take the photo.

These two cards were made with the Paste Embossing technique.

The two cross cards were made especially for a man at church that ordered 10 Easter Cards for his family. The last one was made with a dual purpose as a card I taught at the card class for Church and for the gentleman at church that was buying cards.

Challenges that all 3 Cards meet:

1) Card Makin Mamas – Easter. So, there you have it!  Now, it’s time for you to share your EASTER creations!  You’ve got 2 weeks to participate in our challenge for a chance to win the awesome prize!

2) Catch the Bug Challenge – Easter/Spring

3) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #210 – Easter. This week with Easter coming up next week, we would like to see you Easter inspired cards and projects. The cards/projects do not need to be religious in nature, maybe they can be inspired by the colors.

4) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #76 – Easter


Purple Dry Embossed Cross Card

Stencils: Dreamweaver Stencil LG638

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – BoBunny

Accents/Tools: sandpaper, light box, stylus, EK success corner punch, Versa Magic – Jumbo java for edges

Techniques: Dry embossing

Purple & Green Paste Embossed Cross Card

Stamps: Easter Blessings Clear Acrylic Stamps @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Stencils: Dreamweaver Stencil LG638

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Chatterbox

Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop punch, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Dreamweaver Palette Knife, Paper rose stickers by Shabby Chic,

Technique: Paste embossing

Pink Bunnies Card

Stencil: Lasting Impressions L9273 stencil

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Stella and Rose)

Inks/Markers: Versa Magic – Jumbo java for edges

Accents/Tools: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Dreamweaver Palette Knife, Fiskars border punch, Prima flowers, EK Success circle punch,

Technique: Paste embossing

Bold and Beautiful Butterflies


It is Tuesday Tutorial at Clear Dollar Stamps with yours truly!! Today I will be telling you how much fun I had playing with the Bold Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps and Beautiful Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps.I will also be explaining what “lift” and “case” a card means.

I hope you will stop on over and get all the details.

So I found this card on Scrapbook.com and thought it was beautifully done. It is by LWeber1234 (thanks for the wonderful inspiration!) Here is her blog if you want to see more aweseome beautiful inspiration!

Here is my card:

And the other card I did:

 I lifted our very own Tameko’s card:

And here is my version:

Thanks again for taking a peek. Hope you will stop by http://www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com to see the whole tutorial. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my post!


1) Alphabet Challenge BlogA for Animal Antics


With Sypmathy Card

2 shades of coordinating cardstock and 1 patterned paper

Bold Butterflies Die Set – Set of 3

Bold Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps

Beautiful Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps

1/8 in Scor-Tape

1/4 in Scor-Tape

Designer Label Dies – Set of 3

Embossing Anti-static Pouch

VersaMark Embossing Pad

Clear embossing powder, Heat Embossing Tool, Ribbon, Gems, Embossing/Cutting  machine (I used the Sizzix Big Kick), Adhesive

Beautiful Spring Card

Stamps/Images: Bold Butterflies Clear Acrylic Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock- Bazzill, Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Follow your heart)
Inks/Markers: Misc ink I got over 10 years ago
Accents/Tools: ribbon, Lasting Impressions brads – Seaside, Fiskar’s border punch
Technique: I lifted Tameko’s card

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