Happy Monday. I managed to get into my craft room yesterday and made a card for Freshly Made Sketches and FestiveFriday. (Plaid, blue, things with wheels, clean and simple) I was so excited that Festive Friday had plaid as one of the options. I love plaid and have tried a couple of the stamp sets that allow you to make your own stripes. To be honest, my stripes made with stamps look more like drunk worms. I can never get them straight and get frustrated. However, The Greetery came out with two different plaid making stencils - one for horizontal... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's Clean and Simple week. I recently bought some SU sets and today's card features one of my favorites. The hardest part for me is taking some of these sets, like Sailing Home, that are just screaming to be used on cards with lots of wonderful details and layers, and paring them back. I stamped the image of the lighthouse and yacht and cut them out with their matching dies. The front layer was mounted using fun foam and the two images... Read more →


HI Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Toni's turn to host our Addicted to CAS Challenge and this is her code word: Once I saw the challenge, I immediately knew that I wanted to use the Hero Arts Safari set that was first released as a monthly kit - I think back in 2017. Back in February I made a couple of cards for Lou using the Impression Obsession's Puzzle die. He was on a long flight to Asia and I thought they would give him something to do to pass his time :-). He loved them so much that... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. This is my second post for today - and it's a quick one. I wanted to share a masculine birthday card I made for a bestie. I love the Altenew "Be a Lighthouse" set for masculine cards. It's easy to stamp the images and it's also easy to color. to add to the masculine feel, I added some striped DSP from a very, very old pack of SU DSP. I think it's so old it pre-dates this decade! I've kept it though, because of the pinstripes! Before we get to my card, let's take a look... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Quick post for you tonight. I needed a birthday card and went looking for a little inspiration. I found this great challenge across at the Male Room Initially, I was looking through my stamp sets for something with a vintage feel - but then I came across an old set from My Favorite Things called Uncorked and it had the perfect sentiment for the challenge. Oh... and... to be honest.. it was the perfect sentiment for the person this card is going to. I've known this particular gent for 40 years and I swear he hasn't aged a... Read more →