Monday, April 17, 2023


A quick post for another card for the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!

A friend moved to an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean last year and I’m late mailing out his Christmas gift. I didn’t want to include a Christmas card, even though it would have been appropriate for the package, so instead I used the set Sunkissed from SU. The image of palm trees, sand and water is perfect for where he is.

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Sunday, April 16, 2023


Happy Sunday! It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun color challenge to play along with.

I always struggle with pink because I absolutely despise the color. After thinking about it for a while I decided to plan ahead and create a Christmas card for one of my best friends. She absolutely adores flamingoes and during the summer months has a bunch of plastic ones that she puts in her yard. It's quite the sight to see!

From the graphic I used the 2 shades of pink and the navy blue. My neutral color is gray and I snuck in a few small pops of color for the light strand.

My layout is from the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. The shaded snow/ice behind the flamingos is in place of the heart and the flamingoes are in place of the greenery.

Make sure you head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us, we'd love to see what you'd do with these colors. There is also still time to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

Sunday, April 2, 2023

From All of Us

It's Sunday and you know what that means, a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog! Deb has a super fun sketch for us this week.

For my card I pulled out the Party Puffins set from SU. This set is retiring but I won't be hiding it away. Puffins are one of my favorite animals and I always spend hours visiting them in the bird display at the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward.  I'll be using this set for many years to come!

I cut out the rectangles with a die and then popped up my stamped images on them. I stamped the sentiment in blue and then finished it all off with some green twine.

Make sure to head over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us, we'd love to see how you interpret the sketch!

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Merry Christmoose

This year I'm forcing myself to make time for my crafting, especially since one of my jobs can be pretty stressful. Getting the time to unwind and be creative is much needed for good mental health care. With this in mind I decided to play along with 2 challenges over at My Favorite Things...the Outside the Box challenge and the Ready, Set, Christmas! challenge. Anyone who knows me knows Christmas is my absolute favorite and I also really enjoy the box dies from MFT, so what better 2 to combine?!

It's been a pretty harsh winter here in my part of Alaska and it's been especially hard on the moose. When I was thinking about what kind of Christmas card I wanted to make I immediately thought of the Merry Christmoose set, it's one of my favorites. The theme for the Outside the Box challenge is Cozy at Home so I decided to do a box card with a moose sitting inside, a cup of hot chocolate in his hooves, the tree by the window with presents underneath and his 2 furry little friends close by. My living room is full of moose decorations so a girl can dream about a real moose hanging out in the living room right? 

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my posts about this mama and her twin babies. Mama had a severely injured leg but it wasn't keeping her from moving around. They were hanging out in front of one of the stations for the fire dept I belong to and every day after my regular 9-5 I would go and check on them. On this day mama and one of the twins were hanging out on the snowmachine trail that runs in front of the station.

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