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“Sweet” Shaker Card for Summer

Winter still has a grip on our little part of the Midwest, so I spent a couple of hours this afternoon dreaming of sweet treats and summer skies as I put together a little something for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. This is my first solo shaker card, so I was working without a net. Other than a few too many beads (rookie mistake) I think this “Sweet” card turned out pretty cute. I just can’t wait to send it to someone special when summer finally arrives. . . I do realize spring has to get here first. *sigh* I… Continue reading »

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Stuck Inside with a Stuck Sketch

Yesterday was an snow ice day for my son’s school but he was still running a fever, so I knew it would be another long housebound day for the two of us. After making the trek through the basement to feed the chickens, I flipped on the space heater in my craft room on my way back through the house. I anticipated a crafty kind of day and thankfully I carved out a couple of hours to do just that. I decided to continue working on my 2011 scrapbook (save the “poor things” and “bless her hearts” please — I know I’m… Continue reading »

Fishing for a Boy’s Birthday Card

I’m at home with a sick little boy, so I thought I would take a break from my nursing duties and Spring cleaning (yes, I know it’s not yet Spring — wishful thinking) and share a cute little boy’s birthday card I recently made for one of my son’s friends. The birthday party was all about fishing, so I decided to follow suit and create a special card for the occasion. I located an adorable little digital stamp from Pinterest, sized it down to fit my A2 card base and printed it on white cardstock. I then colored the image with… Continue reading »

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Little Boy Stuck Sketches Challenge

I’ve been spending so much time substitute teaching at my son’s school lately that there has been little left over for creative endeavors, but I did manage to squeak out a couple of hours Saturday afternoon to create a fun one-page layout for this month’s Stuck?! sketch challenge. Once again my two favorite boys were my subject matter, so this one was pretty easy with the help of the “Little Boy” kit by Crystal Wilkerson. Since I had two 4×6 photos already printed, my page is a little larger than the Stuck sketches inspiration but it still has a similar feel. I like all the… Continue reading »

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Cute Chick Card for Sketch Challenge

My goodness, where did my card making mojo go? I swear it took me two hours to create a couple of cards for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge and it felt like  a real struggle just to produce these. I don’t know if was the sketch, my paper choice, the Easter theme (you know me, I’m never one to be that much ahead of the game) or the fact that I had to first clean a spot in my craft room just to get started. Ugh! As I gave my crafting table a clearing, I came upon some… Continue reading »

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Wrapping Up the Year With 2018 Greeting

Since my son and I are playing close to home on this chilly Christmas break day, I decided to get in one more creative card project before the year ran out, which is probably why I settled on a new year’s theme. This Freshly Made Sketch challenge was simple in nature, but I kept leaning toward Christmas type cards knowing full well I was so over those for this year. I then jumped to Valentine’s Day, but thought it might be a bit too soon for heart and roses. Although I don’t usually send out New Year’s cards, at least one mailbox will… Continue reading »

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