Saturday, August 25, 2018

Back Again!

I've managed to get a few things done in my craft room this week.  A couple of cards and a new layout to share with you.  

This first card is one I made after watching this video from Jennifer McGuire.  This is a super cute card when it's all finished.  I used the inside rectangles on the front of the card. All the flowers I used are from Altenew's Garden Treasure stamp set.  The greenery is die cut with a MFT Leafy Greenery Die set.

I stamped lots of images and then added them to the layers inside the card.  The background was stamped with a large background stamp from IO.  You should go watch the video...super cool techniques

This second card was created using 1/4 inch washi tapes.  I just layered them on a card sized rectangle, then trimmed it and added it to a card base.  The sentiment is Birthday Palooza from SSS.  I cut the "Happy" directly from the washi tape background, then popped it with craft foam. Added a few sequins and it was complete!

This is a layout I just completed.  Photos were taken over 10 years ago.  I was working in St. Augustine and my husband decided to make the trip with me and we spent each evening exploring this wonderful city.  Full description of what I used can be found in my gallery at

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

A few more cards to share...

Surprise! Surprise! I'm back again!  I know this breaks from my normal wait a month before posting...just trying to keep you on your toes! LOL!  I have a few more cards to share!  Unfortunately, I had to make a sympathy card and a card for a friend who recently broke her foot.  So, trying to stay on top of things, I thought I'd share them with you!

This first card I made for my DIL who recently lost her mother.  I used Altenew's Garden Treasure stamps.  I made the striped background as well as the gray strip in my Silhouette Cameo program. I stamped the blooms in shades of gray (however, I think one of the stamps must have had a touch of pink ink on it still, because the blooms have just a touch of pink in them...weird!) Stamped the leaves in green and fussy cut all images.  The sentiment is also from Clearly Besotted. Grey striped panel is popped off the card base with craft foam.

Stamp used for this card is from Penny Black.  I used a small strip of black strip that I made and printed. After stamping and coloring with Copics, I fussy cut the edge of the bloom so that they would hang off the edge.  Popped the panel with craft foam and put some pink card stock on the right side. Sentiment is also from Clearly Besotted.  I added a few drops of Nuvo morning dew to finish it off.

Always in need of restocking my birthday cards, I made this card following a video from Jennifer McGuire.  Super easy to make. I used craft card stock.  I stamped the white background with white ink with a stamp from Impressions Obsession.  The candles were created in the Silhouette program and cut out with the Cameo as was the sentiment inside the card. I added a touch of sparkle with a clear wink of stella brush to the flames and I added glossy accents to the candles on the front of the card. Sentiment on the front of the card is from PTI. The circles on the front are the circles I cut from inside the card.

It's difficult to photograph the inside of this card...this was the best shot I could get.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

WHOOSH!....and another month rolls by!

Another month has flown by and I don't know where the time goes! I've stayed very busy doing some vinyl work for my church, but I did find the time to make a few birthday cards.  Seems like birthday cards are the ones I use the most and it doesn't hurt to have a few on standby! I didn't go out and check to see if these cards met any of the current challenges....just thought I'd share with you.

I really love this first card.  I used a NBUS stamp from SSS (Beautiful Flowers) and I love that it covers the entire length of the card without having to mask and stamp!  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils then cut around the right side and popped it off the card base.  I added a piece of pink behind the flowers.  The sentiment is also from SSS. I also added a few Nuvo drops in pearl.

This card is just something I was playing with....the tulips are a small stamp from Clearly Besotted and have matching dies.  I stamped, colored with Copics, and popped on a white card base that I made some clouds on using a piece of masking paper and distress inks.  The sentiment is also from Clearly Besotted.

For this card, I used the Peek A Boo die from MFT, the large stitched rectangle was cut with the SSS die.  I had one tulip left from the previous card so I popped it into the opening and added a distress inked background.  I also added a few tiny pieces of bling.

This card is mostly made with Washi tapes.  I added strips of Washi tape to a 4.5 x 5.5 inch background, then adhered it to a white card base.  I used some MFT alpha dies to cut the "happy" from the panel, then cut foam letters too.  I added them back into the cut outs from the Washi panel.  The "birthday" sentiment was stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed in white.  It looked kind of plain, so I added some thin strips of the green to form a border.

This is a card I made for a friend of mine who will soon turn 76.  I always try to send him something unique, so I made this slider card.  I made this card using techniques from a video from Jennifer McGuire. You can see what it looks like opened up in the photo below. The sentiment was die cut 4 times and layered from a MFT die.  I cut the sliding mechanism with the Cameo (although I've since ordered the die to do this).  The balloons are from Sunny Studios and have a matching die. The sentiment inside the card is from PTI (and I've had it forever!)

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Where does the time GO!!


I have been SO busy lately....well, actually for the last couple of months!  I've done quite a bit of scrapping and made a few cards too, so I thought I'd share with you today. I've also been super busy preparing for Vacation Bible School which is actually this week!

I've been scrapbooking quite a bit lately.  I've missed scrapbooking the last few years, but I think I'm getting back in the swing of it now. If you're interested in how I made these pages, here's a link to my gallery at  I explain how each layout was created on that site.  Most of my layouts also include journaling, which is also in my gallery at

I've also got a few cards to share with you...

This is the card I made for my great granddaughter, Ellie for her 2nd birthday.  It's a really cool card that folds up to make a little book. It used 4 - 8.5 inch squares of card stock and the rest is just folding and scoring...and of course, decorating the card.

Used an edge die to cut the edge of the pink.  Backed it with some glittery paper I made with some score tape and glitter. Cut the sentiment from the same glitter paper that I made.  Popped the pink panel over the glitter paper...and done.

This flower card was stamped on the card base with a PB stamp, then I stamped it on water color paper that I had smooshed some color on and then cut the blooms out and popped them over the stamped image.

The second card....I created the diagonal striped background in my Silhouette program and then layered a sentiment over it that was die cut with a stitched edge die. 

This last card was created using a strip of the paper from previous card and cutting it to match the curved teal paper.  The teal paper was dry embossed with an old embossing folder.  The sentiment was generated with the Silhouette program and printed on the card base. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you've left me a comment, please know that I sincerely appreciate each and every one!  I know this is a photo heavy blog post, but if you've managed to make it through to the end....bless you!  Hope to see you again soon!

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Monday, April 16, 2018

What I've been up to lately....

I can't believe how busy my life is sometimes!  I thought I was busy when I was working...but retirement...WHEW!  I really stay busy now!  I think I might also have a bit of an attention problem too.  I have so MANY hobbies that I love, that I tend to flit from one thing to another!  Am I the only one that does this??  I love quilting, sewing, scrapbooking, card making, reading, tatting...the list could go on and on!  Lately I've also been doing a good bit of volunteering at my church.  Vacation Bible School is coming up and there's lots to be done.  

Here's some of the boards I made last week for VBS.  I cut all the images on my Silhouette Cameo...bearing in mind that the Cameo only cuts a 12 inch wide image....that meant I had to cut all of these in pieces and then piece them together!  I've never worked on anything this large, and was scared to death that I'd ruin the boards the church had made for me to make the signs!

To give you a little perspective on how large these boards are...I stood beside them to have my photo made.  Seeing a photo of me makes me realize just how "old and fat" I am! LOL!

I've also done a good bit of scrapbooking recently.  I scrapbook on 12 x 12 papers.  I'm trying to get some of my older photos done so that my children will know more about who their ancestors are.  If you want more information on how I made these layouts, I've given descriptions in my gallery at (here's a link...sgoetter)  Here's a bit of what I've done in the last few months....

I've also made a few cards in the last couple of months, but nothing specific for any of the challenges.  I miss playing in the challenges, but I just can't seem to get everything done that I want to do!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you've left me a comment, please know that I sincerely appreciate each and every one!  I know this is a photo heavy blog post, but if you've managed to make it through to the end....bless you!  Hope to see you again soon!


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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Three Challenges!

I know it's been a while, but I just can't seem to always get things posted in a timely manner! LOL!  I always have good know what they say about good intentions! I did manage to get three cards made and I'm actually getting them posted!

I did get a couple of cards made for the Twofer Challenge...and one of them fits the sketch for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  The flower card also fits in with The Flower Challenge.  

 Here's my cards for the Twofer Challenge which is "hearts".

As you can see by the strip of "hearts" in front of the cards...this is the stamp I've used for two different cards. 

The stamp is from PTI (and I've had it forever!) and is a single heart that I've stamped several times.  The card on the right was made by stamping the hearts down a strip of paper.  I layered the white stamped strip on a piece of red card stock and adhered to the card base.  The sentiment is also from PTI and was heat embossed in white on a piece of the red card stock and then punched with a heart punch.  I added tiny dots of white with a gel pen. 

This card was made by stamping the hearts and cutting them out.  I paper pieced the hearts to a circle cut from red card stock.  I hand cut the flower stem and leaves from green card stock. Sentiment is from PTI.  I added a large pearl to the center of the flower and heat embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder.

This card doesn't really fit a challenge that I know's just one that I made for my son's birthday which will be on the 24th of this month.  My baby....he'll be 39!!! WOW! Where does the time go!!!  I used a really old SU set for the leaf and the background.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from PTI.  I cut the bottom point using a large hexagon die, then added the strips of brown on top of it.  I also scored lines across the top and down the sided of the white.

As always, thanks so much for stopping in.  I appreciate your visit...and I appreciate each and every comment!

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