November 30, 2018

Wine and Birthday Cake

Hi, I have a card to share with you that follows the sketch

I chose to make the card a longer version so it fits into a 
#10 business envelope.
I had such a hard time getting a clear photo of this card
for some reason.  In "real life" the sentiment is very clear and
reads "What kind of wine goes with birthday cake? It doesn't matter let's celebrate"  Both that sentiment stamp and the stacked wine glasses are stamps from Unity Company.  The stacked wine glasses are from
Let's Get Tips and the sentiment is from
I don't make this size card very often but I enjoy making them when I do.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by hope everyone has 
a great weekend.

November 27, 2018

Red Barn Birthday

Hello all, I hope everyone had a great time with family
and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.

My daughter was born on Thanksgiving day 47 years ago.
Still loves the farm style decor so I made her this card
for her birthday.
It was created following the sketch this time over at

I stamped the barn using a GinaK stamp from the Farm Life set and
then colored in on kraft with Prismacolor pencils.
The background I embossed the Cuttlebug folder chicken wire and
added some corners and that was it.

Thanks for stopping to take a peak there is still time to play
along at Mojo Monday.

November 21, 2018

Loving Birthday Cross

Well hello there.  So sorry I have not posted in a 
while I have been working on a couple projects for a guy 
at church.

He asked me to make a religious birthday card for his wife
whose birthday is in December.

It is a large card, a letter size paper folded in half.
I love the pearl embossed background paper, I had used it for my son's
wedding card HERE.  The cross is one I found online
and uploaded it to Cricut Design Space and cut it out with
my Explore.  Since it is such an intricate design I put some
Stick-It adhesive on the back of the cardstock before I cut it out.
It worked great!  It is very thin and light so the Explore had no problem cutting it out.   The sentiment on the bottom is a Cricut file I had my Explore
write.  I love the new very fine point pens.

Here is the inside.
The verse I typed out in Word and then printed on pearl

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you
all have a very Happy Thanksgiving, we have so much
to be thankful for.

November 1, 2018

What if Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Hi back to share a card I made following the sketch at
Here is the sketch

This challenge is put out by Repeat Impressions stamps,
you do not have to use them but you get an extra entry if you do.

The Kokopelli is a RI stamp that I have had for years so
I am not sure if it is even still available.  Since I live in the
Southwest I love these kinds of stamps.
I colored it using Catherine Pooler Inks and a water brush.  The
purple panel I embossed using a Southwest pattern folder.  The
happy birthday is a Gina K design stamp.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog.
Have a great day.

Challenges entered:
WHAT IF? Wednesday - sketch - ends 11/7
Art Impressions - Lots of layers - ends 11/7
Crafting with Attitude - anything goes - ends 11/25
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes - ends 11/7
Seize the Birthday - birthday - ends 11/6