Saturday, October 13, 2018

Another Birthday Card

I'm here today with another birthday card using the Wishing You Well stamp set another design from SU Frosted Floral . This also will be linked over at Seize the Birthday I so enjoy this site. It keeps me actively making Birthday Cards which I need for all my family and friends.

I decided on Mint Macarone for the base , the layering piece, and the ink for the spray. The sentiment is an older SU stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped lightly with black Memento Ink. I used a die cut from MFT to add some interest to the white panel and added dimensionals to the back. When I looked over my ink colors I decided on the retired, Hello Honey. It just looked the best with the Mint Macarone in my opinion. I highlighted it with Wink of Stella and added Mint Macarone tiny pearls.

Have a  wonderful day and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,

Friday, October 12, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello all. Just back here today to post a Birthday Card that I will linking over at

I must say I'm in love with this stamp set, Wishing You Well. I love the spray, the sentiments, and oh, that bow.  On this card I used one of the the papers from Frosted Floral and paired it with Very Vanilla CS and Pear Pizzazz. I decided on using retired Island Indigo for the bow and flowers on the spray. The sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes. I used an older scallop die and just used my piercing tool to make holes in each scallop and put strips of foam tape on the back of the sentiment to add dimension. After having it together, I wish I had added the tape to the scallop piece. 

That's it for today. I have Dr.'s appointment shortly, so I need to skedaddle. I hope you have a wonderful day, and as always, get to do something you LOVE!

Live Simply, 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sympathy Card

Yesterday I had a chance to do some stamping and was looking over some challenge blogs.  Over at Just Us Girls the challenge was a word challenge, SYMPATHY. Since I have a short supply of this type of card I thought I would create one using the SU Wishing You Well stamp set. Which I love, by the way.

I went to work trying several size cards, different color combinations and papers. The card below is what I final choice.

Although the paper in this picture looks like SU Very Vanilla, it is not. A stamping friend of mine gave me some of this paper to try and I decided to use it on this card. I backed the sentiment piece with heavier cardstock and then used foam pieces to raise it in the center of the card.

Paper: Champagne Pearl Shimmer Paper by Recollections, SU Fresh Fig
Ink: SU Soft Suede, Fresh Fig
Di-namic by MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames
Pearls - unknown

Have a wonderful day. Although we are not in the direct path of Hurricane Micheal, we are expected to get a fair amount of rain. Which by the way, we do not need! I plan on doing some more card making and hope you can do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Sending You Lots of...

Tonight I had all good intentions of cleaning up my craft area. I started putting things away and my eyes fell upon a small pile of cut up birds.  My thought was I'll just put those away and use them for another day, but then remembered the challenge over at MFT's blog, Clean and Simple.

I don't have many"light bulb"moments when I'm creating a card, but certainly had this time. Also, clean and simple are down right hard for me to achieve. I had a card base sitting on my desk, the Birds of a Feather birds, the ink and the MFT "Filled With Joy" stamps. The little X and O die was in my cart, so off I went into creating mode and this is what I created. I'm really pleased with it and probably will add 3 more to my stash with the same layout and possibly colors.

I really need a better light source when I take evening photos.

I'll be headed over to the challenge over at MFT as soon as I get this posted. Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Live Simply,

Some Birdy Loves Me / World Card Making Day/MFT challenge

Today I decided to take the MFT's Mornings World Card Making Day challenge. It took me a little bit to decide how I was going to use colour challenge ROYBGIV. Yep, a rainbow of colour.

My card base is 4 1/4 x 41/4, the green layer is 4 x 4 and the wreath layer is 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.
 I acheived the smaller wreath by using the 3 3/4 inch template.

This is the card I created. I took my inspiration from a card that Amy Yang posted for the design team. Thanks Amy!

The highlight of the card is using Gina K.'s Wreath Builder Set. I only used one of the leafy stamps to create the wreath. The dotted circle is included in this set plus two others. I called on my 1st.purchased MFT's Card Kit., Birds of a Feather. I was able to cut those tiny flowers, the small bird, and the beak all from that collection. The pearls in the center of the flowers are by SU. Some Birdy Loves You is a old thank you set I received from Taylored Expressions quite a few years ago. I did cut the sentiment in half to be able to fit it into the circle. All the papers, except SU Island Indigo and Emerald Envy came from my MFT card kits.

Also used was Neenah 110 lb. Solor white paper and Memento Dew Drop - Cottage Ivy and Memento Dew Drop - Tuxedo Black.

I'm hoping to participate in the other 2 challenges, but sure I I will have time before the Monday deadline. Have great day, and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply

Friday, October 5, 2018


Just posting a  card tonight that I will be linking over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I struggled a little with this card to keep it simple and tried several color combinations. I finally decided on this color combination and embossed panel.The DSP panel was utilizing one of my 6x6 papers. From this paticular design, I'll be able to get one more card plus have a strip to use on the inside sentiment panel.


Filled With Joy die -namic by MFT
Cuddlebug Embossing Folder
Papers by SU: Joyous Noel SDSP, Tranquil Tide CS, GP White CS, Tranquil Tide Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper
Mini Dimensional

That's it for tonight. Have a wonderful weekend and as always, I hope you get to do something you LOVE!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wishing You the Best Birthday Ever

I'm back today with a card that I will be posting to Seize the Birthday

This card was made with Gina K. Wreath Builder Set and Templates. I'm ashamed to say I have had this set for almost 6 weeks. I've played with it some, but it always seemed to be to intimidating. It is NOT! This is probably the easiest stamp set I've used to make beautiful wreaths.
 I always get a little uptight learning and  trying new things. 

I tried several different elements, several different color combinations and 
finally decided on the just two I used on this card. 

Hopefully as I get more comfortable using this set, I'll be able to come up with some new ideas. 
There are so many great tutorials on YouTube and samples on Pintrest. The possibilities are endless.
I'm considering buying the Fall Wreath Builder set next. Not just for the 
Thanksgiving Holiday, but to make beautiful Fall wreath cards.


Gina K. Wreath Builder Set and Templates 
I used the 4x4" template. The base is 4 1/2 " x 4 1/2", the layer is 4 1/4"x4 1/4"

SU Ink Colors: Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery

Paper: Neenah Solar White for card base and stamped image, SU Bermuda Bay CS

I used the Stampin' Spots from my Paper Pumpkin Kits to ink up the flowers and wispy branches.
It really is much easier to use small ink spots to do this technique. 
Also, I stamp postioner is needed. I have a large MISTI and it worked perfectly.

 That's it for today. Have a wonderful evening and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply,

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