“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley


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    Cards & Crops

    “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 used Echo Park’s Summer Bliss paper to create this card…

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    Cards & Crops

    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 shimmery chick paper on top of a pile of I-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-this…

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    Cards & Crops

    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 have a special greeting this year. I used paper from…