Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Patterened Paper


Happy Wednesday, everybody!  

  A new challenge is starting at
Double D Challenges.

 This month the challenge is to use patterned paper.

Here's the inspiration board:

             I have a ton of patterned paper to choose from!  LOL!                         So after looking for what seemed forever, I choose this one and made a quick and easy birthday card.

Play along with us this month and you could be the randomly selected winner of this prize:

 Most of all have fun and enjoy yourself!

Hugs, Doni



Wednesday, February 7, 2024




Happy Wednesday, everybody!

 A new challenge is starting at Double D Challenges. The theme for this months challenge is hearts.

Here's the inspiration board for this HEARTFELT challenge:

Lots of hearts to choose from.

    I also have lots of heart die cuts to choose from to help me create this card:

      Products used:
 diamond embossing folder by Darice                                              Love Ya die from My Favorite Things                                        Stitched Nesting Hearts by Tutti Designs
 I  hope you can play along with us. 
We have a fun prize to give away to one lucky player,
which will be chosen by
I hope you all stay warm and happy.
Hugs, Doni

Friday, February 2, 2024


Hi everyone!

 Today the challenge at Simply Clean & Simple is to make a card using Pink.

 Here's what I made:

I used a white card base then added pink cardstock that I cut just a little bit smaller than the white card base. To this I added a strip of white that I had used my score board to make the stripes. 

The word Thanks was cut from a die from Simon Says Stamp labeled  script thanks.  The hearts were cut from a die  from Your Next Stamp called Floating Heart Panel Die. I have like a million pink hearts left over! lol

I can't wait to see all your pink cards!




Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Sparkle and Shine


Happy Wednesday, everybody!

 A new challenge is starting at
Double D Challenges.

 For this challenge they would like our projects to Sparkle and Shine.

Here's what I made:

 I used the Snowflake Hexagon die from Simon Says Stamp. 
I cut one from white and one from glitter and off set them so that the glitter would show around the snowflakes. The just a note sentiment is also a die from Simon Says Stamp.

Friday, January 12, 2024

Thinking of you

 This morning I was thinking about my niece. She has often commented about setting up the the cards I send her on her work I made her this one to add to the collection:


 Here's a side view showing how the large green plaid circle folds in half to stand the card up.

I love this Cardinal!  He's made from a die from Honey Bee Stamps.

I plan on using him on next years Christmas cards...

Wish me luck on making that many of them. LOL


Thanks for visiting my blog.

Stay warm.

Hugs, Doni


Friday, January 5, 2024


Hi everyone!

 Today the challenge at Simply Clean & Simple is to make a card that reminds us of winter.

This is what I came up with:

I used a light blue card base. The bright white card front was die cut using the My Favorite Things Blueprints #13 die....this one is really old...but I use it all the time!

The off white tree was cut using a Sizzix thinlits  tree die and that sweet little cardinal ...and a bunch of his friends ... have been hanging on my pegboard forever, so I have no idea who makes them.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful winter season. ( I can say that because I'm retired and don't have to leave the house...LOL)




Wednesday, January 3, 2024

8th Anniversary


Happy Wednesday, everybody!

 A new challenge is starting at Double D Challenges.

 8th Birthday/Anniversary
8th anniversary is Bronze (just a suggestion)
Doesn't have to be Bronze, just anything birthday

Here is their design board:


I found some bronze colored glitter paper in my stash,

 so I went with a very clean and simple Anniversary card.

Congratulations to my two favorite people... Diane and Darlene. 

To make this card I used  a really old heart punch and the words were printed on the computer.