Happy Easter!

Die cut card revisited

You may not celebrate Easter, but it has been part of my being for my entire life. This year, it has not been one to celebrate. I push myself to do so. Last August, I lost my brother after heart issues, strokes and falling. He was my only sibling who stayed with the Catholic church and celebrated the special day. This same special brother always called me when I sent him a card. This summer, Covid restrictions kept me from seeing him in the hospital. The saddest thing, I could not attend his funeral. I was helping someone who had fallen and lived out of town. In her 80’s with no home Healthcare available. I attended the burial but not the same.

Easter, Spring…season of change, renewal. Life stops for no one. My heart aches but creating helps me in so many ways.

The card I show Above is one I did post before…look back and you will see All the information on how it was made.

Monday, Monday Organizing

New 2022 – 2024 colors

Yes, organizing so I have space for new stamp pads, paper and markers. Truly love this about Stampin Up!. Color makes everything fun. These new colors are needed. The Parakeet Party, is Kermit Green to me….love Kermit the frog and this lime color green.

I began as a demonstrator in 2017, February. I have had so much fun, especially in the last two years. I love reaching out to family and friends, paper and mail is so much better than a email or phone call….truly more personal. Like everything in the past two years, change, change and more change.

Spring Easter Blog Hop

so many creative designers in this blog hop. So thrilled to be apart. Like many, the wonders of spring brings hope…needed so much in so many ways.

Easter and spring was the theme of this hop. I have had so many ideas floating around in my head. I hope you enjoy what I am sharing.

Springing in Michigan

Well, spring is not blooming here in Michigan. It is trying, we are having a cold rainy day today and tommorrow is going to be sunny. This is the pokies in our yard….daffodils when they are blooming.

I was going to going with flowers and they shout Spring/Easter, but I went the bird route. Spring to me is flowers and birds…plus trees. Love Spring. There is a stamp set called Birds and Branches with die set that I have had and hardly have used. I am sad cause it has been out since 2020 and this week I know it will be on the retired list. Yes, things come and go quickly like the seasons.

Birds and Branches with matching die set
Getting thoughts together
Bluebirds…
Final Easter Spring Card

I used crumb cake as the card base, I cut a piece of the horizon dsp to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the back layer. I used the horizon dsp for the die cuts of leaves and birds, as shown above. Simple and sweet, my motto.

The sentiment is from Timeless Tulips, a lovely set with matching punch.

ROLL CALL
Linda Moore
Libby Fens
Caron Bailey
Mo Rootes (UK)
Karen Egan
Diane Evans
Tricia Butts
Kelly Taranto
Melva Peters
Mickey Moore
Helen Jennings
Betty Bickford
Lorraine Tierney
Robbie Susan Chandler
Candi Suriano

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Monochrome Card..the Blues

Blog hops are so much fun

I love the colors of Stampin Up!, I love the Blues most of all. The Night of Navy is my go to and favorite color, second is a blue called Misty Moonlight, a in color for 2020-2022. Misty Moonlight will be retired in a few months. I have added several packs to my cardstock over the past two years,because once it retires in April or when it runs out, will no longer be available.

I had to make a special birthday card for my nephew. He always appreciates my cards, even though he is in his late 20’s, he loves cards. His Mom taught him well. His Mom, my twin, passed in 2014 from a brain bleed, I do everything I can to make his birthday special. We will have pizza later today to celebrate….I have not seen him Much and in 2000, I sent his card by mail….it took 2 weeks to arrive and we live in the same town.

Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, my go to colors. The DSP Designer Series Paper is NEW HORIZONS.

I believe you call this a Z-fold card.. as shown below

Card base for Z-fold card

I used the rectangular stitch dies for “You make me SMILE”. I was there the day he was born, he always makes me smile when I see him. The saying comes from Calming Camellia, a set only earned by purchasing $300.00 or having a group sell of $300.00 or more…worth the effort.

Redtangle Stitch Dies are a must have to create beautiful cards

Enjoy!

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Roll Call
Linda Moore
Deb Schultz
Mickey Moore
Krissi Hannahs
Mo Rootes (UK)
Tricia Butts
Candi Suriano
Diane Evans
Melva Peters
Robbie Susan Chandler
Vickie Littlewood
Angie McKenzie
Helen Jennings
Karen Egan
Lorraine Tierney
Betty Bickford
Rachel Merrick

Caron Bailey

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Last Day of 2021

Yes, the days of 2021 are coming to an end…praying your 2021 was better than what I was dealt with.

January, started with Aunt very ill with Covid, she pulled through…thank you God. February, March, still went no where cause of Covid. March I was able to get my first vaccine. April, May, June…made it through…things looking up. July, eek….Aunt Fell broke jaw, so I stayed with her several weeks….she lived out of town and I was away from Husband and my sweet dog…oh, no fun. August, I had a infusion for Osteoporosis and it helped. That same day, my brother was in hospital but I could not see him cause of Covid restrictions….no he did not have Covid, just limited 2 visitors a day. Two days later, he passed, it was heart breaking, totally sad and it shook me to my core. At this time, I did not go to funeral cause I was still helping Aunt out and did not want to infect here with Covid Virus if I came in contact at church. Oh ya, I have not been to church but to my brother’s showing (where my husband and I and two others only had masks on……hence, why I did not go to funeral). September came, was to have knee replacement, could not cause I had a tooth issue…got than done…delayed surgery. Finally October 13th, surgery date, well was moved from Original hospital out of town cause Hospital filled with Covid Patients. Surgery done, recooped and now December and doing better. Ending the year praying 2022 better.

So, that is why I was limited on my postings, WoW, never a boring moment for this old lady. Yes, I am not young but I am still enjoying life. Yes, I love to create, creating is a life style, brings joy to yourself and others…..no matter how things get bad.

Yes, I knit, Sew, Quilt and lots of paper crafting. This is why I am so thankful for Stampin’ Up!…..the days of 2020 and 2021 have been many days of staying home…… Yes, I take precautions, so that is why no in person classes. As I write this, our hospital is so full, it is a big hospital and they are adding 39 beds….Can not get sick. I will be doing more videos this year and some card classes by mail…..

so what have I been doing…..lots of card making…below are some samples.

Many Sympathy cards this year…..so sad….so hard to make

Favorite Die Set…….
Favorite Stamp!
2021 making session
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First Post December, Where Ya Been?

Yep, been a while. I am 10 weeks out from Knee replacement….no fun but so happy it has been done. I waited for over a year….2020 was a wash and cancelled like so many things. 2021, I had to wait, September I had to cancel cause of Teeth problems, than finally October it was done! Long story of it move to another hospital cause of Covid and than I was sent home the same day. My husband is a saint.

Ok….now about the card shown. It is from the Peaceful Cabin Stamp set….sadly it is not available any longer….it was retired and sold out! Yikes.. but good news, new Catalog with amazing items coming…

The card has die cuts of cabin and trees…the deer are from Snow Front, retired last year…

OK, the trees and Merry Christmas which is base of card, is a card from the dollar store. Yes, I cheated or you can same I worked smarter, not harder? Do you like it……

Yes, when in a pinch, glam up a card with designer series paper (dsp) or die cuts… and it is appreciated……

I will be here more in 2022….another year of uncertainty with the news of new strain…. This is why I love stamping and creating, truly makes me a happy person and I am always in a better state of mine.

Go create something!

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Tulips are a blooming
Timeless Tulips is a great set…order both for happy creating

I love this set, create beautiful cards, book marks and any paper crafter ‘s dream. I use it for get well soon cards, sympathy, birthday and just hello. The card shown is just 8-1/2 by 11 card stock, cut in half the long way, cut at 4-1/4 inches. This makes it 11 inches long by 4-1/4 inches wide. Score at 5-1/2 inches, fold in half. I next stamped the leaves on a piece of basic white…note, whisper white has a new name

I used cherry cobbler ink on whisper white and stamped Tulip heads, punched out with punch, Tulip Builder punch.

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