The Simple Life

We’re back with Jan’s mid-month challenge! Come join the fun! This sweet set is on sale, The Good Life (3560J) for $3.00. I used Jan’s pre-colored image and used a fun frame to die cut it and frame it. My husband just got a new to him small fishing boat and took the kids out fishing this morning! I wondered if I should alter dinner plans in case they brought fish home. DH said not to worry about that, he rarely catches anything!

Enjoy the Simple Things

Zoom & Stamp

I tell ya’, I get the best stamping time when I’m zooming with card maker friends!! Wowza!! Today we all enjoyed making cards for the color challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. They are celebrating their 900th color challenge today!! Check it out here. Here are my cards for the six color challenges and dessert options! This was crazy fun and relaxing to do on this hot, summer day! My studio is nice and cool in the basement AND my kiddos got to go swim in the neighbor’s pool, so we were ALL happy!

Dessert Option: anything goes…I added gems
Dessert option: Something that moves
Dessert option: Scallops
Dessert option: Metallic
Dessert Option: Dots
Dessert option: Christmas

Happy June! Happy Summer!

Here we are digging into summer vacation here! Wowza! I’m so thankful for a few months to let go and relax a bit with the kiddos.

I love celebrating with themes and holidays, and summer is such a fun time to celebrate all things American!

This card is for Jan’s June Anything Goes challenge. Join us! I used Jan’s new set, Star Spangled Wreath (3565J). It’s on sale right now for only $2.00!

Here is the complete set available for $2.00,

Summer Sunsets

I’m guest designing for Angie’s Free For All challenge today over on Splitcoaststampers. This week it was my turn to pick the challenge theme, and I chose evenings. I love to savor summer sunsets each evening. It’s one way I chose to slow down and enjoy the moments of long summer days. This card was inspired by sunset colors.

Sunset Joy

Stampin’ Up Starburst die & Sending Sunshine set sentiment.

Happy Mid-Month check in from Jan’s!

Time for Jan’s Digital Challenges mid-month challenge! Come play along with us! It’s always Anything Goes! Today I’m using a new set, PAWS-itively. Such a cute kitten. I’m currently in the process of befriending a stray tabby cat that has showed up at our house. I can’t resist the challenge! And we all need the reminder to keep PAWS-itive! 🙂

Happy May!

May is such a beautiful month! We have many celebrations to enjoy. Mother’s Day, our anniversary, my daughter’s birthday, my MIL’s birthday, Memorial Day, and the end of school!! Lots of school events with the end of the year field trips and a grandparent’s program.

Here we are with a fresh challenge for the new month from Jan’s Digital Stamps.

This card uses a new May set called The Aviator which includes the sentiment and image on my card. What a cute pup! And I love a vintage truck. I used some score lines to make a “road”. A CAS masculine birthday card ready to go.

House Mouse Monday Stitched Challenge

Sending along warm and happy wishes and hoping SPRING finds you wherever you are! Snow seems to keep falling in various places in the northern parts of the US! I received this sweet image in an image swap on Splitcoaststampers. I added some faux stitching to fit this week’s House Mouse Monday challenge!

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I did this CAS card last week and loved how it turned out. I copy and pasted the text a few times to make a background. The pre-colored image just pops, so bright and cheerful. Let’s hope all these April showers we are getting bring the May flowers!! I entered this card into the Splitcoastampers Monday CAS challenge last week.

For this card, I used Jan’s Digitail Stamps April Showers (555J).

I’m also entering this card into the 613 Avenue Create challenge.

Jan’s Digital Stamp April challenge

Whew, how did we land in April already? The weather has been a bit moody here in Midwest USA. Thankfully I’ve got two flowery cards to share to get us in a better springy mindset. Come join us and link up your card creation with us at Jan’s Digital April Challenge. It’s always Anything Goes.

My first card uses Jan’s new wedding set, Magnolia Wishes (3535J). It’s on sale right now for $2.00!! What a gorgeous, must have set! I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to create the polka dot background. I added some ribbon and gems and used an exquisite Nestability die cut for the Anniversary Wishes sentiment.

This second set is also on sale for $2. It’s Jan’s Best Wishes (3540J) set. What a sweet sentiment to add to this envelope bursting with floral joy! I added some Stickles to the flower centers to add some sparkle. I added three purple brads for added dimension to this CAS card. The sentiment is from the Wedding Magnolias set used on the first card.

Sets used for these cards:

Best Wishes

Wedding Magnolias

I’m playing along with the following challenges,

613 Avenue

Dragonfly Dreams

Crafting Happiness

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What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 669

Good morning! Another rainy one upon us and little man will be home sick again today. Thankfully he isn’t down and out miserable sick, but sick enough I think he should stay home.

This is my other studio counter. It’s covered with piles of cards in sets of 3 for an online auction I donated them to raise more funds for our inclusive playground we are building. It’s so exciting to be part of something so much bigger and donate to a wonderful cause. I also donated four pans of cinnamon rolls and they are collectively at $135 right now! The first 9 card sets are collectively at $125, so that’s awesome!!

I’m a llama lover, so I’ve got a studio llama friend, of course. I made several cards yesterdsay, so they are on display up above.

It’s hard to believe we’ll be marching right into April soon. Where does time go??

Thank you for stopping by!