Monday, November 4, 2019



I have spent yesterday and today cleaning.  Just general straighten and getting ready for the holidays.  I love Thanksgiving.  I feel like it is a forgotten holiday.  We go straight from Halloween to Christmas.  But I don't.  My house will have a huge Turkey inflatable in the front year and all the colors of Fall on the inside.

Usually Thanksgiving is at the house, but a couple of years ago, we started going to my son's house.  He works the day before and the day after so it seems crazy for him to come home for one day.  He usually cooks but this is I am doing and taking with us.

Since I was in a clean mood, I made this simple and clean card.  It is really unusual for me, but I like how it came out.

I am entering these challenges...
      Creative Knockouts - #322 Clean & Simple
      Alphabet Challenges - P is for Pumpkins
      Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + Sentiments
      Give a Crafter A Cookie - #129 Thanksgiving
      Cupcake Inspiration - #482 Red, Yellow & Orange

Off to clean off my craft table,  I really want to get my craft room clean and organized so when I have time over the next few weeks, I can sit right down.

Chat with you later.  Have a good evening.

Friday, November 1, 2019


Hello again.  I am still cleaning off my desk and I ran across another shaker card, that I needed to post.  Are you tired of them yet?  I love making them so you will see more of them.

The pumpkins are from Queen & Co's Happy Harvest set.  I am not sure where the embossing folder is from. 

I am entering the following challenges:
     Cupcake Inspirations - #481 Fall
     Cuttlebug Mania - Autumn Colors
     Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
     Just Add Ink - #481 Fall
     Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pumpkins
     MFT (Color Challenge) - #128 Orange, Green & Brown

Now seriously, I am going to cut something new....Chat with you soon.

Shadow Box Cards

Hello.  Is it Winter already?  The high today was only 43.  At least it was sunny.

Remember the cute shadow box cards, I got for my birthday.  I decided to try one.  I don't have the Lawn Fawn die so I headed over to the Silhouette Design Store.  They had a ton of them.  I picked one from Lori Whitlock.

I made the first one without resizing it.  It came out 4 1/2" square, so mailing it would have cost extra postage.  I really don't like to do that, so then I resized it and cut it again.   It came out so cute.  And it will be perfect for the A2 envelope.

Challenges I am entering...
     Crafty Sentiments - Fancy Folds
     Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
     Fab N Funky - #455 Christmas
     Paper Shelter - Make It Square
     Cute Card Thursday - #606 Christmas/Holidays

I am off to cut something else.  I hope everyone has a good weekend.  Chat with you later.

Happy Halloween

Hello and happy belated Halloween.  It was so rainy and cold here.  I felt sorry for the kids.  The rain even had some snow in it.

I have one more Halloween card for you.  I have had so much fun playing with all of my Queen & Co sets.  I still have a few more to play with.  I am going to start over next week and see if I can get a few more cards made.  I still have the new truck set, the tag set and the All Bundled Up sets. 

Anyway,  on to the Halloween card.  I have this thing for candy corn.  I enjoy eating it, plus I just love the colors.  It makes me think Fall, football and family.  All of the important things.  lol

 I like to use candy corn for Fall/Thanksgiving cards, too so you may see some orange, yellow and white candy still. 

I am not sleepy, even though, it is bedtime so I am off to see what I can get into.  I don't know if I will be back or not.  If not, have a great evening.  Chat with you later.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

One more

Hello again....

Ok, I decided to clean off my craft table before heading to the kitchen...

Here is another Queen & Co shaker card.  It is one of my favorites.  I just love all of the fall colors.  The reds, oranges and yellows....One of the reasons Fall is my favorite season.

      Challenges I am entering....
      Simon Says Wednesday - Fall/Autumn Colors
      Creative Knockouts - Embossing Delights
      Di's Digitals - Halloween or Harvest
      Cat's Pajamas - #362 - Fall
      Catch The Bug - October Fall Challenge 
      Dream Valley - Add A Sentiment

I have two more cards but I will show them to you tomorrow. 

Have a good evening.  Chat with you later.

Queen & Co

Hello again.

 I have so many stamps, dies, etc that I bought and I just love them but I just never getting around to using them.  So this weekend, I pulled out my Queen & Co notebook and started using the fall and winter ones. I am going to be posting a few of the cards over the next few weeks.

I had to start with Halloween, even though it is too late to mail the cards.  I will have them for next year.  The Halloween Hoopla set is just so cute.  I love all of the dies in the set.

Actually, I just love shaker cards, which means that Queen & Co is one of my favorite companies.  I  really should use them more often.

Challenges I am entering....
Just Add Ink - #480 Add a Technique (Shaker card)
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - Halloween
Di's Digitals -  Halloween or Harvest
Tiddly Inks - Trick or Treat
Die Cutting Divas - #444 Anything Goes
Polka Doodle Craft Challenges - #43 Anything Goes

 I need to go clean the kitchen and then get things ready for tomorrow.  I hope everyone has a great evening.  I will chat with you later.


Halloween Batty Lantern

Hello.  How is everyone doing?  I have been busy with life the last few  days but I do have a couple of projects to show you.

The first is a simple bat lantern from the Silhouette Design Store.  Once a month, I make up kits for some of my friends that are learning to make cards.  I added this lantern, just as something fun to make for Halloween.  I had a couple left so I am going to make them up and put them in my neighbor's mailboxes tomorrow.

I haven't completed any challenges in a long time, so I thought I would see who still sites.  And see if I can get back into doing them.

             Challenges for this lantern:
             Give You Give a Crafter A Cookie - #128 Halloween
             Double D Challenges - Silhouettes
             Polka Doodle Craft Challenges - #43Anything Goes
             Gem of A Challenge - #21 Anything Goes
             Crafty Challenges - #401 Anything Goes

I don't know how often I will do challenges but it is fun to do them so we will see.

Off to fix up the last two.  Hopefully I will be back in a little bit with something else fun.

Chat with you later.  Have a good one.