All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Quickutz · Taylored Expressions

3 Letterboard Cards…

Hi everyone!  Did you see the Splitcoast Stampers recent email talking about Letterboard cards? oh, I keep calling them this but I think the email called them Marque cards. Here’s the tutorial!

My first one is a birthday card for our oldest grandson.  I used an old alphabet die set from Quickutz called Diesel.  The birthday wishes postal circle is from Inkadinkado.

I will link up a bunch of alternative, similar alphabet die sets in my linkdeli collection at the end of the post.  They would all make awesome cards like this too!

This one is ¼ of an inch taller than a regular A2 card.  I mailed it in an A7 envelope.

The little bit of coloring is with Copics.

The next one is the card I made for Tim/husband.  Four family birthdays in January! Two more to go! hehe

This one I used a different alphabet.  It’s Parker from Memory Box. (my link below is to Parker lower case, upper isn’t available anymore)  The little candle is from a Quickutz die set and the heart was on my desk.

I scored lines this time with my scor-pal instead of making ¼ inch strips and foam mounting tape like I did for the others.

Harder to see the scored lines in that picture…

There you can see them again.  This card is A2 size and the cardbase is Cookie Monster cardstock from Taylored Expressions.

Glossy Accents on the candle and heart.

My third cards are thank yous!  I need several right now!  ❤

I really had fun with this card style… but I quit for now because I need to do other stuff! lol

This is Quickutz Diesel alphabet again.  The heart is from Honeybee Stamps.

The red and black cardstocks are from Taylored Expressions also.  The envelopes I made for these is a digital cut from Kerri  I cut them on the Scan and Cut cm350.   I’ve been experimenting to use it more!  yay!  It’s like a coin envelope style… I should’ve taken a better picture of just the envelopes.  You can find it HERE.

A2 size and I used two Pool notecards from Memory Box for the card bases.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’ll be back real soon with another Reverse Confetti card, then more Memory Box and poppystamps coming your way! Hope the new year is finding you with time to make.  I can’t believe this month is almost history!  :O

$5 off code for SSS right now is LVEYU842  (good ’til 3/1)

Then there’s a grrreat sale at Taylored Expressions!  You know I love their cardstock and I received the blending brushes for Christmas!!!  Link below and get the brushes, caddy and cleaning tool now while they are 30% off!!!  (hmmm, do I need another set?!) lol Sale today, 9 a.m. CST the 23rd through tomorrow 9 a.m. CST the 24th!  HURRY!  😀

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Lawn Fawn COLE’S ABCs Lawn Cuts Dies…
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Blog Hop · cards · Distress Ink coloring · MFT · Perfect Layers Tools · Quickutz · rubber stamps · Sylvia Zet

MarkerPOP! and Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop…


Hello everyone and welcome to the MarkerPOP! and Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop!

MarkerPOP! is the home of premium markers plus lots more!

Perfect Paper Crafting provides innovative tools, like the “Perfect Layers ™” border making tools/rulers, for all types of paper crafting.

Today we are teaming up to share some amazing projects using some of the awesome Perfect Paper Crafting Tools along with some of our favorite coloring tools from

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I  used an image from MarkerPOP! by Sylvia Zet called Peggy and I watercolored her with Distress Ink Markers.

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I used the Perfect Layers Tools to mat Peggy, the fishtail banners and around the perimeter of the card.  For the fishtail banners, I cut both sides with the 1/16th in. ruler then cut up the center of the tail area with a scissors, then I was able to use the 1/16th ruler on each side of the tail.

The pattern paper is from Simple Stories. Flower and alphabet dies are from Quickutz.

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If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start back at the beginning of the hop list which can be found at the end of this post!

We have TWO fun Perfect Paper Crafting prizes up for grabs.  One sponsored by MarkerPOP! and one from Perfect Paper Crafting!

Prize #1 – Sponsored by Perfect Paper Crafting:  $50 Gift Certificate to the store!

Prize #2 – Sponsored by MarkerPOP!:  Set of Perfect Tears Tools

Visit the blogs on the hop list below and leave a comment on their Blog Hop post.  TWO winners will be randomly selected from all comments left.  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances of winning!  TFL!

Hop will run through Saturday, May 25th at 11:59pm EST.  Blog Hop winners will be announced Sunday, May 26th! Happy Hopping!

Birthday · Card Sketch · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Lawn Fawn · Magnolia · Quickutz · rubber stamps · Tilda's Town · Watercolor

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town Challenge…


Time for Tilda’s Town’s weekly challenge…this week…’use a Magnolia background stamp’.   I used Tilda’s Summer Car with Cool Edwin from the Sweet Rainbow Collection and colored with Distress Ink Marker watercoloring. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the You Are Special collection.


I used the Deconstructed Sketch #101 and will link to it, but my image was too big to cut into a circle.  I love fishtails but I didn’t have enough room, so I used an old Quickutz arrow die to mimic them and thought that went with the car.  It was definitely my inspiration but I did have to change it up to work for my image!

I’m linking to Midweek Magnolias Challenge … Birthday is the theme.

Simply Create TooAnything Goes

and Dutch Magnolia Lovers …Make a card inspired by a song… “let’s go fly a kite”


The cloud background is inked with Rosies Roadshow cloud stencil and Ranger Adirondack light blue ink.

The main image is matted using the Perfect Layers Tools… link on the right…

Click over to Tilda’s Town ChallengesHERE and enjoy the inspiration from the Design Team and enter the weekly challenge!  We’d love to have you!  Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s!


Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s and live the magic.

Thanks for stopping by!  I love hearing from you and appreciate your friendship and comments!  I’ll be back Tuesday.

Links to the stamps and supplies I used…

cards · Memory Box · Penny Black · punches · Quickutz · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Snowman · Valentine · Winter

New Memory Box dies and a Snowman card…

Oh WOW! Have you seen the new Memory Box dies? Here’s a short video from BlueMoon Scrapbooking…at the end, you’ll see tons more and a new longer size too! Yikes… I can see it’s going to be hard to “be good” this year! HERE they are in the store.  Can’t wait to get to using some of them. I have four of the new ones so far (I had to have the pine needle border)  but I’m sure I will be tempted to get more! ; )   Free ship @ $50 for US 48 states and special International rates too!  Blue Moon has awesome customer service too!

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Here’s a snowman card I made for the Snowman swap at stamp club last Friday….inspired by different ones I’ve seen online… so cute sharing hearts!


I used a snowman Sizzix die that is discontinued… I found him on ebay last year…good luck ‘hunting’ him down!  The name on the die is just ‘Snowman’ and the item # is 656299.

The music is a Penny Black stamp HERE.  I stamped it twice.. masked the bottom and stamped the head, then stamped again on his body.  Old Hyglo heart punch and Quickutz mini Studio alphabet for the X and O.  Buttons from Lasting Impressions for paper and pattern paper is old Basic Grey Blush I think.  Button on the scarf is from  My Favorite Things Die-namics Button die HERE.  Hemp is from the Scrapping Center HERE.  Love this stuff, it’s just the right weight… comes in other colors too.   : )

I’m working on catching up with emails and comments!  I’m coming to visit you soon!  Today is Tim’s birthday and I need to make a card for the Don and Daisy blog tomorrow and then hopefully it’ll slow down and I can catch up again! woohoo!  I should be making Tim a card… ugh. oops.  I have some steak for supper! hehe

Thanks for stopping by!  ttul!

Card Sketch · cards · Christmas · copics · MFT · Penny Black · Perfect Layers Tools · Quickutz · rubber stamps · Spellbinders dies

Guest for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge…

It’s sooooo fun to play in challenges here and there… awhile back I won a guest designer position on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenges blog with my Hay Rides Kiddos card!!!  YEA!  You can see it HERE.   Love Karen’s sketches!

Thanks Karen for the sweet sketches and the invitation to join the challenge this time!

Here’s the sketch I used today…

Here’s a list of the Sweet Sunday Sketch designers… click to see their fabulous takes on the sketch!


I had to mirror image the sketch so the Penny Black Mimi image would fit between the houses in the October Afternoon pattern paper from a few years ago.   I will always love this house paper!   I’ll be so sad when the last piece is used up… it’s timeless!  The dot and the poinsettia are from the same collection.

The sentiment stamp I used is from a clear set by PaperTrey Ink, called Stylish Sentiments: Holiday.  It was new last year I think.  I stamped it with Colorbox Dark Brown Chalk ink.

Mimi is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers. I used W3 under the reds, R24, E07 and R59.  Her coat started out with BG10…had to add other BG colors and then use some W1 gray to get it to match the paper.  I edged the papers with Antique Linen Distress ink and the Ink Blending tool.  I used my Perfect Layers Tools for Perfect mats… love, love the 1/16th inch ruler!  For this card I used 1/16th and 3/16ths.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Click over to the Sweet Sketches Challenge and play along!  ttul!

Stamps and supplies I used to make this card… (I couldn’t find the same flower punch I used to link up to, so I linked to another that I also thought about using)

ATS · ATS Preview · cards · CC Cutters · CC Designs · copics · Meoples · Quickutz · rubber stamps

Start HERE…

Growing up we didn’t have a TV until I was in 9th grade… we played outside every spare minute and when we were inside we played church, library, store, school and oh, I loved playing table games! So that’s the first thing I thought of when I saw these new images for July illustrated by Christine Wooden. They’re called Meoples… well… that immediately brought to mind because of the rhyme…the pre-school Sunday School song where we locked our fingers, made a steeple and sang open the door and see all the people! Well, that translated to see all the Meoples in my mind! lol Next it translated to a game board! So here you have it from a non-candy eating person… Candyland meets the Meoples!!! Start HERE!

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Aren’t they funny?!!!  So cute!  So whimsical…you can’t help but grin!  You HAVE to go see what the other ATS Design Team gals created too!  Fab and F*U*N as Tracy would type it!    HERE’s the post…

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I used the NEW I Want Candy Meoples… the NEW Lolli die… the NEW Sweet Treat Logos on my card.

I punched 1 in. squares for the game board… I know… I need a “start here” stamp! lol

Quickutz banners/bunting… and bakers twine

Challenges I’m linking to…
Card Makin Mamas Challenge blog – use your rubber stamps
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog – Use text in your clean and simple design
Our Craft Lounge Challenge blog
– Use die cuts
CCEE Stampers Challenge blog – Use three circles on your card

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The July Release stamps are in the store!  Links will be below in this post and in my previous posts on Tuesday and Thursday! Thanks for looking and shopping through my blog… I appreciate it so much!

Have a “lolli” good day!  (you know.. like jolly!)  Quit rolling your eyes!  = )   TTuL!

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ATC's · Christmas · copics · Distress Stains · Magnolia · PTI · punches · Quickutz · rubber stamps · Tags · Winter

An ATC and two tags…

Merry Christmas to all!  Every year I’m more amazed at how fast time goes by!  ssssshhhh I don’t want to admit it’s because I’m older and just slower! pout!

Here’s an ATC (artist trading card) I just made for a “four for four” mail swap…had fun with the  In the Meadow stamps and dies from PTI (Papertrey Ink).  The Winter Town stamp is from Hero Arts.  I used Distress stains to ink up the stamp… can’t remember which two now…ugh!   Frosted Lace stickles for the glitter.

For stamping and die cutting the sledder, here’s what I did… I die cut the sledder,  tacked it down with a little tape to my craft mat.  Used the stamp a ma jig to stamp the image on the die cut.  I tried stamping it first and then cutting but I just couldn’t get it lined up good enough to suit me that way.  The partial silhouette of the snowman is an older Stampin Up punch. The sentiment is from PTI also.

A couple gift tags…

This was for our oldest daughter, Heather.  Her birthday is Christmas Day.  The nurses had sewn up flannel stockings for the Christmas Day babies…I have photos of her as a baby in that stocking.  When this Tilda image came out,  I had to have it!  Tilda is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  Hair E30, 15, 08. 17 and 18 or 19,  can’t remember at the moment.  Skin E000, 00, 21 and cheeks diluted R20.  Green BG93, 96, Red W3, R35, 37, 39 and 59.  Fluff E40,41, 42, 43 and a white gel pen.

I stamped this Hero Arts typewriter on kraft card-stock and on natural card-stock too.  I cut out the natural and adhered it to the typewriter after I stamped the message on it with the stamp a ma jig.  The two holly leaves are an EK Success punch and the bow is an old quickutz die.

I could go on creating for Christmas for months and still have new stuff to use!  Crazy!  My favorite time of year!  What a mess I have in my stamp room! EEK!  oh well,  I’m resting up today and enjoying the Christmas tree a little bit longer!

Here’s what 1800 lights on a 9 foot Christmas tree look like at night and it didn’t tip over once this year!  yea! lol  (my photo skills don’t do it justice!)

Merry Christmas and God bless you!  I appreciate your friendship and support through this blog!  

Stamps and Such…

cards · CC Cutters · CC Designs · Christmas · Quickutz · rubber stamps · Shabby Chic

You’re gonna love this die!!!

Look at how pretty and frilly the new CC Designs Cutters Leafy Branches die is!!!  The perfect filler for flower embellishing on cards!!  YEA!  I LOVE it and you will too!   The other great thing about it is….there are two branches on the die…one goes one direction and the other goes the other direction…none of this having to turn it over after it’s cut and looking different!!!  rah, rah, rah!  Thanks Christine (CC Designs isllustrator)!  It’s just what I wanted!

Another new die I used today is the Phlox flower…three sizes… so pretty!!!  I love it as a Poinsettia!   The Leaves die is from an earlier release,  oh,  you remember what I told you about it from an earlier post?!  You don’t want me to go into cheering mode?! lol  So fun to work with! They cut wonderfully!  Really, truly and they come out of the die!

The “with love” sentiment is NEW this month from CC Designs Amy R Stamps, called Heart-y Sayings!  A very cool set indeed! I used Simple Stories Christmas 6×6 pattern paper pad… Quickutz holly photo turns die and a red brad.  Little pearls from Hero Arts that I dyed with Adirondack alcohol ink.  Bazzill card-stock to die cut the flowers and leaves.

Today’s our 36th Wedding Anniversary!  Where does the time go!  I thank God every day for Tim!  He’s the best!   It’s snowing here… I know that will make some of you very jealous…really?  hehe  Not much yet but enough to make it look so pretty.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps and such that I used for this card…

cards · copics · Doohickey's Dies · Easel · Quickutz · rubber stamps · Spellbinders dies · Stampavie · Two Peas in a Bucket

Anya’s Birthday card…

Our granddaughter Anya turned six yesterday and the family birthday party is tomorrow , we have three birthdays this month…so two more cards coming soon!

This cutie stamp’s name is “looking at you” from Stampavie!  So cute and so like Anya IRL!

The next picture shows my clever little trick to make the easel card stopper!  I LOVE it!

Do you see it?  I used two circle punches and a Quickutz flower die and an Amy R’s birthday sentiment, “birthday girl”.  I scored the pink circle, folded it and stuck part under the layers on the bottom of the card.  The green circle I cut off so it wouldn’t be too thick under the layers… cool… I’m sure I’ll be doing this again.  It’s just like a card “stop sign”! lol

Here’s a close up of “looking at you”…

Colored with Copic Sketch Markers – Hair YR30, 31, 23, 24 – shirt and socks R81, 83, 85 – pants & shoes E40, 41, 42, 43, 44 – butterfly BG0000, 000, 01, 02.  Pattern paper by Jillibean Soup (it’s on sale!). Cardstock is from Prism.  Hug Snug seam binding.  Sentiment stamps, Versafine ink, Magnolia Dragonfly die, Spellbinders dies, Memento inks applied with ink blending tool to sky (summer sky)  and grass (pear tart, new sprout and bamboo leaves) … links below.

Linking my card up to a couple challenge blogs…

Papertake Weekly – anything goes with the optional circle…that’d be my stopper! : ))

Flutter By Wednesday – anything goes with a butterfly

Stamps and stuff I used on Anya’s card…

Thanks for stopping by!  Had a good week working on my stamp room,  just to easy to make piles of stuff!  One of these days I want to show you what I did with my clear stamp sets too!