DDD: Kindness ♥

Good Morning, friends!

*I have two blog posts today - for  my The Project Bin Monday post, go here!

It's the 15th day of the month and that means the Dueling Darlings
are back with a new theme!
The Dueling Darlings are a group of 2 teams of card making friends -
Team Divas and Team Dazzlers!
This month, Jeanette and I were the hostesses to create card kits
and she was generous enough to let me chose the theme this month:


As many of you know, it's my Word of the Year as shared in this post ♥  
But kindness is truly more than just a word of the year,
it should be shared every day, in every way.


The kit I put together for Team Divas included an image that I ADORE!
It's from Unity stamps called Thank You Kindly 
I also sent a few kindness sentiments to use - one from Unity 
and the other from a Simon Says Stamps set.

Now for my card!
I sent out all the kits, one went to a sweet friend by accident,
another still out in lost mail land,
so I had to improvise with my card kit since I didn't have two extras.
I only had slivers of paper left.

And you know ... crafters gonna craft .... 
can't keep a good crafter down! 

 To come up with a plan B,
I used a watercolor stenciled background and stamped the image
directly onto the dried watercolor paper.
I took a stitched die and cut out the middle part of the image
and popped up the outer one on 3D foam for dimension.
In hindsight, I wish I'd cut the outer stenciled frame in the same stitched die :)
I added half the sentiment with white heat embossing on the front,
and finished up the second half on the inside:

And that's it for us this month!

Be sure to come back next month and see what the theme will be ~
I can't wait to find out when my card kit arrives :)

There are a lot of DDD posts today
and you can find them at Splitcoaststamper:  Dueling Darlings!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥

Blessings ♥

* I have two blog posts today! For my Dueling Darlings card,
you can view it here!*

Hi friends!

Can you be-leaf it's mid October?!

I have a CAS card to share today from The Project Bin 
over on the blog.
Eat Pie! Stamp set has quickly become one of my very favorites!

To create this card,
I started with a layer of white cardstock from Recollections #110 heavy weight.
I used several dies to create the border and center cut ~
and added a newsprint, leaf behind it.
The blessings sentiment is from the stamp set 
and really compliments the image with the leaf in the wording!

For more stamps and inspiration,
go to The Project Bin blog and store!

Thanks for stopping by,
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


3M: Happy FLOCK-tober!

Hi there friends!

I'm slowly catching up and making some space in the VERY BUSY
 schedule to make a card or two!
On the 7th of each month, 
you may recall I make a card with an image for the 3M 
~ the 3 Musketeers card group :)

Barb was our hostess this month and sent us this cute Whipper Snapper
chicken image.
Which made me smile ~
because when I was at her house, I created a swap with this same stamp!

Great {chickens} think alike! :) 

So, yes, I'm a little off of the posting date ~
but we've had a WONDERFUL change to our family
and my hands - and arms - AND heart - are very full!

But better late than never!
Here is my card based on the image Barb sent.

We'll be back next month with another mystery image ...
I wonder what it will be?
I'm up as the next hostess ...
time to start the search!

You can see what Barb made with this image here
and Jeanette's card is here.

Thanks for your visit!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


CCEE: One for the dogs!

 Hello friends!  

It's Thursday ~
and that means a new challenge over at the CCEE Stampers!
I've had zero time to make cards  
So the card I'm sharing is one I made previiously but never added to my blog :)

Joanne's challenge this week:
As you all know, I love my two pups. They are both rescue pups from
Tennessee. Well, October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month. Let’s create
cards with dogs on them.

Thanks, Joanne!
We are a HUGE dog family and have a rescue dog of our own ♥


These cards are part of a duo that I made from a card kit sent to my by Emily (SkyNacho) on Splitcoaststampers!The only thing I used that was my own was the markers, glue
and scorer/trimmer!

For more DOG cards, please visit the CCEE Stampers blog!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


Love from the North Pole ♥

 Happy Monday, friends!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend ♥

How about a trip to the North Pole?!
Yes, please!

My card today is featuring North Pole from The Project Bin,
a brand new fun winter stamp set! 

What I love so much about this stamp set?
First, there's snow :)
And there's the North Pole -
 the magical place Santa Claus lives
and the wonder of Christmas through the eyes of children ♥

 Special deliveries are always wonderful ~
may today bring you joy, too!

My card is made with the North Pole stamp set 
and several others dies from various companies.
This stamp set is very easy to simply fussy cut the image,
but I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the north pole sign and mail :)
Here's a look at the stamp set:


I hope today brings out the creativity in you
and you're inspired to make some fun holiday cards, to!

That's all for me today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


CCEE: Non Traditional Halloween!

Hi friends! 
Just a quick dash through to wish you a wonderful day :)  

The CCEE Stampers have a new challenge this wee
k and it's brought to us by Joanne!

Nontraditional Halloween cards
This week we are going to make Halloween cards with nontraditional
Halloween colors.
If you don’t celebrate Halloween, do the same for
Thanksgiving cards.

 I took her up on the offer to make a Thanksgiving card!
I don't mail out Halloween cards (very often!)
 so it's wonderful we have an option!

I made a card with the new Birdie Brown 'Fall Friends" stamps from MFT :)
I was SO blessed to win this in their recent giveaway 
and chose this as one of my treasures!
The stamped images cut out with my Scan n Cut
and the sentiment is from another MFT stamp set: Frightfully Sweet.
The reason for that is I wanted a vertical sentiment
that they could rest on with just a single line of verse :)


You can see all the DT cards at the CCEE Stampers blog here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


Eat Pie and Give Thanks!

Happy Monday!

I have another card to share with you today
and it's super yummy ..

it's cherry pie!

I'm thinking it's always time for cherry pie! ;)

My card is geared towards Thanksgiving 
and the blessings and gratitude of the season.
The holdiays are fast upon us
 and it's always nice  to give/send a card 
to all the special people in our lives.


 My card is using the small pie from the set Eat Pie,
which I've colored and fussy cut and popped up on 3d foam.
I've created a checkered table cloth type look
and a simple die cut framed window.

Due to the sentiment being so large and bold,
I wanted to give it center stage!
To me - those 4 little words and ampersand make a big statement!

You can find this stamp set and many more 
Here is the stamp set in it's entirety:

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥