Tier Tray Decor Piece

Good morning!  Do you think todays project looks familiar?  Well that is because I was inspired by my own card!  It is no secret I just love to make Shadow Boxes!  I’ve also jumped on the Tier Tray decor Band Wagon.  I thought, why not add a little home made something to my tray for the patriotic holidays quickly approaching?


Enter my tiny shadow box!  Because it needed to be “stand alone” I could not make my typical “frame” box that uses an easel.  I simply made my walls deep!


I even managed to sneak in some DSP, after all it is Wednesday!  Can you see it peeking behind my Enamel Jug?

I popped it into my tray but its the only thing patriotic, for now!  But it will be a nice addition, and all it cost me was my time.  I had all the supplies and plenty of time LOL!


In other crafty things:  I made a wall decor piece for my bedroom.  Its always bothered me to have two large bare spaces on the wall on either side of my TV.  Now one side has something!  Don’t want pics of my kids or grandgirlies on that wall, because it is my bedroom, lol, and I dont want all those eyes stating at us, if you know what I mean.  Hahahaha!


That’s all I have today!  Have a great day!



Inspired by Dollar Tree!

Greetings!  Have I mentioned I get my card inspiration from the strangest things?  Todays card was totally inspired by a set of Paper Guest Towels.  Here Ive recreated it using some soon to be retiring products.


The stamp set I used for the flowers was Cake Soiree (retiring) and Painted Harvest (carrying over)


I used Granny Apple Green rather than a yellow/green.  How do you think I did?


Just for fun I recreated it a second time using Beautiful Bouquet because that stamp set is also carrying over.

I love them both!  What is the strangest thing you have used as inspiration?  Let me know in the comments! 

In other crafty news:

I used 15 of the “jenga” blocks to make a “billboard” for Uncle Sam to sit in front of. This is the top tier of my 3 tiered tray

Have a great day!


Cat Spinner Card

Happy Wednesday! Do we have any crazy cat ladies out there? How about cat lovers? I’ve used the Nine Lives Stamp Set and coordinating punch to create a Spinner Card.

I thought the Needlepoint Nook DSP felt a little “granny” lol so I used it to make a Mother’s Day Card for my daughter who made me a granny!!

They adopted a cat this year and are a happy cat family now!

I needed to be tricky with the stamped sentiment, i didn’t want it showing when the card was closed!

I added the Mother’s Day sentiment but honestly any cat lover would love to receive this card for any occasion.

In other crafty news: I finally finished my “stacked books”. When I made my Tic Tac Toe game I had an extra “die” leftover so I turned it into a photo cube!

That’s all I have today, see you soon!

Mothers Day~Teacher Edition!

Good morning! Today I have a Mother’s Day card made specifically for my daughter in law. Being a teacher to 25 +/- 3rd graders and a mom to an almost three year old can’t be easy!


I finally broke open the seal to the retiring Family & Friends Stamp Set and used it to make a chalk board greeting card. (I know teachers have “white boards” in their classrooms these days but a black or green chalkboard will always be iconic to me!)


Funny thing about this Stamp Set. I stamped Mom fine. But when it came to the daughter I couldn’t believe her hair was just floating over her face. Silly me, it wasn’t until I was cleaning and putting away my stamps that i realized the “headphones” were really the rest of the face. I had such a blonde moment! I am a bit overdue at the eye dr! I better make an appt! I actually drew a line with a white gel pen. That stamp would have been much more helpful!


I hope you had a good chuckle at my expense, I’m still laughing about it myself!

In other crafty news: I finally made my Tic Tac Toe game. I’m hoping my grandgirlies are old enough to play, if not now, soon!

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and Monday is my birthday. It’s going to be a wild weekend LOL. Enjoy yours!


Patriotic Pup!

Greetings stampers! No DSP today because I wanted to use the hat from Best Bunny one more time before the set is retired in June! I just KNOW you will need to add it to your collection because it makes a GREAT Uncle Sam hat!!!!

I also used the retiring Sheltering Tree. I’m sad to see it will be retiring but it will remain in my craft room forever!!!

To create the sentiment on the Flag I masked Itty Bitty Greetings and used Labeler Alphabet, also retiring ( why, why, why????) for the USA. I used the the blender pen on the pup to make it look poodleish.

Since the hat in Best Bunny was intended to be used as a magic hat for the inside of my card I added the bunny.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks card see you Saturday!

Out with the old, In-Colors 2017-2019

Good morning! I’ve totally cased this card I have for you today! I ran across a card made by BJ Peters StampinBJ.Com. I thought it would make a nice Anniversary Card for my Sister-in-law and her hubby.


I changed it up by using the In-Colors that will be retired come June 1, 2019. I sure will miss this group of colors but am hoping for a deep purple to be included in the new In Colors! I need it for my Red Hat Lady Cards!!!!!


The Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set is also retiring. Too bad, I feel as if I haven’t used it to it’s full potential! The sentiment is from Piece of Cake and that set is carrying over to the new annual catalog.


I even stamped the envelope flap, something I rarely do! But since my card was a C.A.S.E. I thought by stamping the envelope I’d bring a little of myself into today’s post LOL


That’s all I have today, I am working on some other crafty projects but I’m waiting for a Hobby Lobby order to complete one that will be a gift. But I did throw together a quick wreath to add to my laundry room. I also bought these cute succulent wall stickers and thought they would look cute over my 2 doors. What do you think?


Red, White and Boom!

Good morning!  Today I have another card using some retiring DSP.  To be honest this DSP isn’t really my style, however I do enjoy using the reverse side of this paper.  When I was looking at this side of the paper ~ Red, White and Blue popped into my head!  Maybe Memorial Day?  Possibly Independence Day?  Heck even Labor Day!  Yes, R W & B seems to be a summer color combination!


What happens when a birthday is also celebrated on July 4th?  Turn it into a Birthday Card.  The color combo doesn’t really scream USA or NL (which is where our family is from, including Birthday Girl!)

I turned my “galvanized” metal flower container from Country Home into an Enamel Jug!  I cut some strips of paper to add as vase filler and popped on 3 flowers made using the Bloom by Bloom stamp and co-ordnating mini punches.  For extra fun I cut the XXX from the DSP and made it a moonshine jug 🙂


When I went to bed last night I did not have a post for you, that is why this one went live a little later than usual.  But that proves my point, DSP CAN really help make a quick card.  I’m pleased how it turned out and now I can reward myself with a nice latte!


Yes, I made this card caffeine free!  But my head is pounding so I’m ending here.  Have a great day!