Monday, August 2, 2021

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge for August

 Hello My Ghostly Friends,

Today is the start of a new challenge on the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge Blog!  I really love making Halloween cards, how about you?  

 Inspiration/Mood Board


Here is my card for the August Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge:

I was inspired by the skeleton and the ghosts on the mood board!

Remember, you can create ANYTHING Halloween you would like and our mood boards are here for your inspiration.  You do not have to follow it as the theme but certainly can if you would like!!

Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge.  Break out those neglected Halloween stamps, dies, and papers and make a fun or spooky Halloween card!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, August 1, 2021

Dies R Us Challenge #174 ~ Anything Goes using any brand of die that DRU sells

Hello Blogging Friends!!

Today is August 1st and that means it is time for a new challenge on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog ~  The theme is always Anything Goes Using a Brand of Die that Dies R US sells!

Here is my card for Challenge #174:


Marianne Designs Craftables Punch Die Fairy ~ European Die Special Order
White card stock
Green paper 
Brown paper
Black paper
Yellow paper
Once Upon a Time stamp
Black ink

For this A2 card I started by making the base of the card with White card stock.  I added the Green paper to the card base.  I cut out all the different pieces of the Lawn Fawn Acorn House with different colored papers and pieced it all together onto the card.  I took some Black paper and the Marianne Designs Craftables  Punch Die Fairies and cut them out and added them to the card.  I took some Black ink and the Once Upon a Time stamp and stamped that over the Acorn House.

Don't forget to check our Sister Store in Canada with warehouses in USA & Canada called Didi Crafts.

I hope you will come and join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Click below for:


Challenge Blog


Inspiration Blog 

Friends of Dies R Us Pinterest Page

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 31, 2021

Happy Birthday

Hello Blogging Friends!

Today I am sharing this Birthday card I made for a friend of mine! 


Sue Wilson double stitched rectangle die
Happy Birthday stamp
Scrap of paper I made with my gel press
Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide
Clear Embossing Powder 
White Card Stock
White paper
Aqua paper

For this A2 card I started with a White card stock base.  I took a piece of Aqua paper and added that to the card base.  I took the Sue Wilson Double Stitched Rectangle die and a piece of Honey Bee Team Tie-Dye paper and cut that out and added it to the card.  I took the Simon Says Stamps Tulip die and some White paper and cut that out.  I added the die cut to a scrap of watercolor paper that I made with my Gel Press and then trimmed it down and added it to the card.  I took the Happy Birthday sentiment stamp and some Salvage Patina distress oxide and stamped that onto the card and heat embossed it with Clear embossing paper.  I hope my friend likes her Birthday card!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Swan Lake

 Hello Blogging Friends!

Today I have this card to share with you that I made for the Fairy Stamper Store.


Black ink
Green ink
Red Pen
Yellow Pen

For this A2 card I started by cutting the Fairy Hugs Fairy Scrapes Frozen down to A2 card size.  I took the Fairy Hugs Meadow Grass and stamped that with Green ink.  I took the Fairy Hugs Bulrushes stamp and stamped that with Green ink.  I took the Fairy Hugs Swan and some Black ink and stamped the Swan onto the paper.  I stamped the Fairy Hugs Owl with Black ink and the Fairy Hugs Fairy Branches with Green ink at the top of the card.  

You can find all the supplies at the Fairy Stamper Store!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 26, 2021

Christmas in July

 Hello Blogging Friends!

Today I have this Christmas card to share with you:


Assorted paper from my stash
Christmas Bakers Twine

This was such a fun card to make!  I am entering it in the following Challenges:

Double Trouble Challenge #89 ~ Christmas in July


Heart 2 Heart Challenge ~ Christmas in July

The Four Seasons Challenge ~ Design Team Call

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Lasting Memories Layout Challenge #558 ~ Layout Titles ~ "Summer Fun"

 Hello Scrapbooking Friends,

Today is the start of a new challenge on the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog ~ LM #558 ~ Layout Titles ~ "Summer Fun" ~ use the phrase "Summer Fun" for your title on your layout.  You may add extra words, but not less.

Here is my layout for LM Challenge #558:

This layout is of my daughter Julie swimming in the pool at Grandma's house with Aunt Ceil, Uncle Charlie and Cousin Chuckie.

Now hop on over to the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog to see what the Designers have made for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, July 23, 2021

Help Me Reach My Goal

 Hello Blogging Friends!!

Help me reach my goal!!

I set out to raise $10,000 in support of Turner Syndrome awareness and I asked a few friends to join me by making a card that they love to be donated to the auction.  Actually, it was much more that just a few friends, it was a network of designers!  Card Designers from around the world rallied behind me to support my ambitious efforts, but I still need your help to reach my lofty fundraising goal.

The Card Heroes Auction was held over the 4th of July weekend and because it was such a success, I opened it up again to run through July 31st.  New items have been added to the auction including cards and scrapbooking and card making supplies, some are Creative Memories products that I am donating.  Every dollar goes to this great cause!  We want everyone to learn more about Turner Syndrome and you can help by sharing the Instagram link:  @mulchlady6

I have been busy settling the July 4th auction and mailing out cards to the lucky winners.  I am very grateful to everyone who supported the event.  Thank you everyone for your outpouring of generosity, love and learning about Turner Syndrome and helping to spread awareness by sharing information through your networks.  Many of the Card Designers are especially awesome to have posted about the event on their social media pages asking others to learn something about Turner Syndrome and also ask their family, fans and friends to support the cause by purchasing a card!

The event has been extended to July 31st and the winners will be announced on August 1st.  Take a look, make a bid and support the cause!

Thank you!