Monday, May 13, 2024

Hello Friend...

Hello friends and welcome!  Today I'm here to share a little card to just say hello!  I always love to send this kind of card to my family and friends and it is a good one to go to the nursing home as well.  It is not very heavy or thick and should go nicely with just one first class stamp.  I have gotten so I save the cards that have very dimensional flowers on them and send them on special occasions only.  It's hard for me to spend almost $5.00 to mail a card! 

I'm also going to enter this in the Can You Handle The Pressure Challenge.  I love playing along in this one as it allows me to use some of my embossing folders.  

I used the Altenew Decorative Florals 3D embossing folder and colored with a Soft Pale Pastel chalk. The centers of the flowers and the leaves are pale green and the flower petals are pale pink.  I think it is so soft and pretty.  It did not photograph well and is much more lovely in person.  So here again I'm showing how lacking I am when it comes to photography!  The Sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations and it is perfect for what the card needs to say.  

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Pretty Florals....

Good afternoon everyone!  I hope you are well.  I have been making Lilies and this is one of the cards I made using them.  I am going to enter this into the Double D Challenge as this challenge is Pretty Florals for Mom.  Actually anything goes as long as you feature florals.  So I thought what better way to play along than with this card.  

All products on the card are from Heartfelt Creations and made with lots of love!

I had so much fun making the Lilies and filler flowers and wound up making 4 cards and this is one of them.  I hope you like it!

Friday, April 5, 2024

Spring Florals...

Good morning everyone!  I've been kinda quiet lately and it's because life is just in the way.  No illness, or other problems just things that have to happen and there is only me to take care of business.  Spring clean-up outside has been a bear and it is taking me awhile to get things ready to be on my porches.  Our weather is very East Tennessee right now...80 degrees and one day later 45 degrees.  Yesterday it was windy with a chance of snow!  I have also been trying to learn about my new Cricut machine my sister gifted me and let me just say this old lady is struggling but I am slowly learning. 

Yesterday I actually made a card by hand with handmade flowers and all!  I will be entering it in the  Can You Handle The Pressure Challenge.

I used papers from Heartfelt Creations Floral Butterfly Collection, the Embossing Folder is Crafters Companion Pretty Florals and then just various flowers from my Heartfelt Creations stash.  I hope you enjoy this card!

Monday, March 25, 2024

New Direction....

My kind hearted sister just bought me a new Cricket Explore Air 2 machine and I am slowly learning the  mechanics of the machine.  It will be a slow go for this old girl!  I found a cut file from Jennifer Maker and cut it and it made a gorgeous card but I just felt like it needed something.  A flower maker always feels like it just needs a few flowers to make it complete!

I hope you enjoy as I think it turned out so well!  Jennifer Maker makes it so easy for us beginners and I truly love her designs! 

Monday, March 11, 2024

New Split Front Cards for my Stash...

I have recently begun the huge task of using up some of the massive hoard of pretty  papers I have accumulated over the years.  As you might suspect the majority of the hoard is Heartfelt Creations but I opened a drawer yesterday and found a stack of Graphic 45 8" X 8" paper pads.  These two split front cards were made using the video you can find here:   by Patti Dolan.  I now have my pattern so I can now make these pretty cards whenever I want.  Both of the cards I'm sharing are using the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments from long ago and far away.  

I have been following Leslie Miller at Running with Scissors for many years and she has been sharing this lovely design.   She sparked my interest with the beauty of her cards and of course I had to go in search from my own pattern to use myself.  Thank you Leslie!

I had two sheets of this on one side and dots on the other so I just cut enough to make two cards.  The florals are from Heartfelt Creations Summer Wreath Accents.  And here is my second card...

Both my cards lie flat for mailing with one stamp and this makes me very happy!  I hope I can inspire you to  use this design for making your cards as they are so easy and do pack a punch!

Friday, March 1, 2024

New Die in The House...

I just purchased a new die to use with my cardmaking and I have to say I love it!  The one die cuts the whole card base with score marks and you just fold and add pretty paper and your card is ready to go. The die came from Temu...many people don't like this company but I find their craft supplies are pretty good and dirt cheap.  Here is my first card ready for the mail.

 And the next photo is the inside of the card:  

The papers are from the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Magnolia Collection and those sweet little flowers are from my stash.  When I make flowers for a card the ones i don't use go in a big container and I find lots of goodies in there these days! The card uses magnets to keep it closed so it will have it's best foot forward at all times.  I think I'm in love and you will be seeing this die used again and again!

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Best Wishes...

In my never ending quest to make cards that are able to mail with a single first class stamp, here is my next offering for you.

My card is a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 tent fold card made by using only Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time papers.  Quick and simple and ready to go!

Now I'm off to start my day!