Make a Wish

Make a Wish

I get asked regularly, "What do you do with all these cards?" Friends, I use them. Every one of them. My girls snag a few for their friends on occasion, but mostly I make them as I need them for birthdays, thanks and otherwise. If I am making something because the...

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Don’t Fry About It.

Sometimes I make a card and set it aside for when the inspiration strikes to blog about it. Today is just one of those days. I made Don't Fry About It months ago. In light of the stresses that have arisen in the last few days I feel the need to say, friends, there is...

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Scabby Snacks Treat Box

Scabby Snacks = Ew! All fun and games for classes full of first and second graders! Mama Elephant's Gable Box was perfect for this little class treat. I went through my 6" x 6" paper pads and pulled 60 pairs of Halloween/Fall colored patterned papers. Each box...

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Botanical Birthday

Botanical cards are always beautiful to my eye. This card, with Altenew's Botanical Garden stamp set is no exception. Flowers, watercolors - yep, that's my bag these days. For this card I began with watercolor paper, Gansai Tambi watercolors and of course, my favorite...

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Stay Fabulous & Giveaway Winner

Happy Wednesday, my friends! Only a few more days to the weekend, yay! We can do it, we can do it, we can do it! Today's card again features The Ton Stamps recent release. I'm telling ya, there is so much goodness within this release that the cards I've made with it...

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Brushed Merry & Giveaway

Christmas. Could it be that it is drawing near already? This is the one holiday that I look forward to and dread, simultaneously. I have been seeing holiday sections in stores and even hearing holiday music. I can't do it people! At least give me until Halloween! I...

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Squirrels Run Slower in Heaven

Hello! Thank you for popping in for a visit today! Furry friends are sometimes more than that. If you are lucky enough, they become family. Unfortunalty, when we lose one, we may grieve for them as we do any loss in our lives. The Ton just released a great stamp set,...

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The Ton Fall Release Blog Hop

Friends, by now you must know how much I adore all things The Ton! I am thrilled to be a guest for their FALL 2016 RELEASE blog hop. I have created two cards for you here, but rest assured that I have more to post with the new release over the next short while. In...

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Coloring Books to Cards

Raise your hand if you color in coloring books, or would like to. Now, how many of you think why - what will I do with that? Just leave it tucked away in the book? I think that way. Please tell me I am not the only one! A while back I participated in the 30 Day...

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Fantastically Foilicious!

Sympathy cards are not something we want to have to send, but we do. We send them to let those we care about know that we are thinking of them at a time of loss. We may not know the right words to say, but a handmade card just might touch them in a way that words...

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Still Younger Than You, Crazy Dog!

  The Crazy Dogs are on the loose! Head on over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog to see how I used Distress Crayons, Color Burst watercolor powders and a crafty little chevron to create this birthday card! I do hope your Sunday finds you Blessed with an...

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Eat Cake!

Hello, my friends! Today, I come to you with a little "Distress Ink" and Concord & 9th... or rather "de-stressing!" Let me just say, these last few weeks of summer vacation have left me needing a bit of de-stressing! I, and the children both, are ready for the...

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Fun in the Sun

Summa - Summa - Summa Time, Summertime! Yay! Summer is my favorite time of year, even living here in the the Central Valley of California where these long hot days often reach over 100*. To beat the heat, one of our favorite things to do is lounge on all the bright...

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Good Luck, Lucky Tulip

Hi, hi friends! I come to you today from a comfy lawn chair sitting beach front at the Pismo Sand Dunes. The sun is shining and the weather is beautiful! Bliss, I tell you, Bliss!   I began this card by stamping several Lucky Tulips by The Ton in Versamark ink on...

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This Girl Runs on Coffee

Howdy, Howdy! I am coming to you today from a quilt retreat with 20 of my best crafty gals. I am a quilter as well, but I am cardmaking this trip. I am blessed to be able to attend several retreats a year, but this is the only one I will attend at the Cambria Pines...

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