May 3, 2016

Box Card: Birthday and Tools

One of my favorite cards is the box card.  It's a great way to celebrate - gives more than the average card.  Here is what I came up with for my cousin's 80th birthday - Ernie's always been handy and spent most of his retirement taking finds apart and making new finds.  There are lots of patterns out their for box cards - I like this particular size because it fits perfectly in Hobby Lobby's vellum envelopes - measures 5-1/2" x 6-1/4" finished folded flat for mailing.  Printable instructions are available in a previous blog post.  
This is how the card looks folded flat for mailing

May 2, 2016

Sketch Layout Inspiration

Today my creative inspiration comes from Sketches in Thyme (#96) - perfect to showcase my hubby at ages six months and eighteen years.  Join the challenge here:  Sketches in Thyme.  

Get Creative Challenges: Pink + One Other Color

It's always fun - and often a challenge - to design for Get Creative Challenges!  It's a pink theme - plus one other color.  Check out the incredible ideas from all the designers to get those creative juices flower.  Today's sponsor is Sami Stamps.  My card is using "Sweets for Christmas" - in Pink and Green.

April 30, 2016


Happy Saturday!  How was your week?  I'm always amazed that even though I'm retired, I seldom have time to create anything beautiful!  Today just wanted to do something simple and take a little time to sit down and create something relaxing...and what's not to love about this Swan from Angie's Digital Stamps.  The swan is from Angie - the pond is clipart from Clkr clipart.

April 29, 2016

The Rustic Stack

Hello, All!

I created this layout of my husband featuring DCWV's Rustic Stack.  I am making four scrapbooks for my in-laws and am using this collection for all the scrapbooks...I am in love with the colors!  The colors are amazing!  And they give a vintage feel to all the old pictures that have been thrown at me!  This pay is my husband at six months old and about eighteen years old.

April 27, 2016

My Arizona Layout

I'm back again today, sharing layout inspiration with Arizona as my topic. 
Who could narrow down such a wonderful trip to four photos.  So in the lower right corner is a little door hiding a Stkr.It which allows me to add hundreds of photos, videos, music through the use of a QR Scan Code.  If you haven't used these - check them out!

April 26, 2016

Taguled Neebish

Pretty much each morning I have my plans for what cards I need/want to make - and check out a few challenges for both ideas and to see how I can tweek my cards to meet the challenge.  I loved it when I checked out Challenge #338 at the Little Red Wagon with the theme "Text Me."  The card must include text other than the sentiment.  It's the perfect challenge for what I had already planned for today's make - Neebish Island cards.  I used Tagul to insert text to the shape of the island - with words that describe this paradise.

This is what the card looks like closed and ready to mail.
This is a cut-apart card - so when the card is standing, it looks like this.
Here is a close up of the Taguled island.
Unfortunately, life got in the way - I just finished the card - and the challenge closed today before I got to post it.  Hah!  My life story!

April 25, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mom

Tomorrow would be my mother-in-law's birthday.  We lost her about ten years ago - To keep her memory, I am in the process of making four scrapbooks - one for each of my in-laws.  Today's layout is inspired by the amazing sketch challenge from Stuck?! Sketches.  Check out their entries - they will bring some joy to your day.

April 24, 2016

Southwest Greetings from All Things Clipart

I created this card featuring Desert 12 from All Things Clipart.  I love the bold colors - and added a sweet window cat from Miss Kate Cuttables.  The Townhouse Window is from SVG Cuts.

April 22, 2016

April 21, 2016

Plant a Tree

Check out this gorgeous svg file - Reindeer Winter Tree Scene by Miss Kate Cuttables.  My stickles are still wet in the photo - making the card look a little sloppy - photo doesn't do it justice.

April 20, 2016

Neebish Strong with Cut-Apart Card

Summer is coming soon, and one of the most beautiful places to be is Neebish Island in Michigan!  Today, I have a Cut-Apart Card for the strong ladies on Neebish Island.  

April 19, 2016

Celebrate Birdie Cuteness

Today I am once again featuring a pretty digi stamp set called Everyday Birdies, along with scraps from my stash.

April 18, 2016

More Fun with Doodle Pantry's Bird

How about a cute and happy bird to brighten your week?  Doodle Pantry has you covered!  This card, inspired both by Kittie747's Chickadees and Evergreen - and Simply Create Too's Challenge #107 (Use Stitching).  My version's elegance is far from that of Kitte's - but this bird is just so fun!

April 17, 2016

Sunshine Raccoon with Kadoodle BUg

I had fun making this card today.  Sunshine Raccoon from Kadoodle Bug is great!  So fun!

Precious Ladybug

Sweet Sketch Wednesday has a fun challenge this week - #2-87. I love how this showcases my little ladybug. I turned the sketch on it's side.

April 16, 2016

Debuting the Black Bear

Thanks for joining me for another set of cards for Fort Wilkins State Park!  Black bears feeding at the dump are an icon in Copper Harbor - here are a few simple cards to celebrate the black bears.

I'm entering these in Challenge #13 at Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes.

April 14, 2016

Get Ready for Da U.P.

I am getting ready for Da U.P.!  The camping season starts soon - and I have the good fortune of selling my cards at Fort Wilkins State Park in Copper Harbor, Michigan.  Today's card was inspired by the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers,Cher.  So fun!
Also entering this card in the challenge at CCC Digi Creations - #46 Anything Goes.