Happy Eclipse Day!

Hi everyone!  Today is the long awaited Solar Eclipse!  Where I live is not in the path of totality, but we will still get to see the partial eclipse.  So, in honor of the event, I made this card:


I used gold paper and Spellbinders crown circles to cut the sun, and used another circle to cut the moon in black.  I found the sentiment on the internet and printed it off on my computer.  I used a little gold Delicatta ink and sponged it on the blue paper for some extra shimmer.   Enjoy today and please be careful!  We have one pair of glasses for my husband, and I am going to make a cereal box viewer that my sister found on the NASA website. You can find the link to the cereal box viewer here: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/EclipseCerealBoxViewer.pdf

“Be Good! ”  Debbie



Happy Mother’s Day!

My Mom and Grandmothers are both in heaven now and I miss them dearly, but I am so thankful for their legacy of love and faith.  (and craftiness too, they were all very crafty!!)  Here are my Mother’s Day cards for this year:

and lastly pictures of my Mom and I!

“Be Good!”  Debbie

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I wanted to share two Thanksgiving cards that I made this year:


A Pilgrim Man and Woman!  Easy and fun to make, without using stamps.  I did use a couple of dies , Curved Matting Dies and Layered Squares from Spellbinders and I used an Anna Griffin embossing folder for the pleats on the apron called Fancy Folded Box Pleated Border.  Wishing you many blessings this Thanksgiving!  “Be Good!”  Debbie

Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop


Happy Fall everyone!  It’s time for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop a celebration of all things coffee, tea, and cocoa!

I have a fun card for my contribution today:

img_9820A cute little scarecrow friend!  I used a circle die to cut his head out, and used my circle punches for his cheeks and eyes.  His outfit and hat were just made up as I went along, and I used my fringe scissors to make the straw. His arm folds over the front to hold the cup.   The cute sentiment and cup  are from Taylored Expressions, called Joe to Go.   I used Memento Morrocan ink to stamp the sentiment.  The little sunflower is from Spellbinders and I used a circle punch for the center of the flower. I used gel pens for the stitching on his bib overalls, patch, smile,  and for the center of the sunflower.  The patterned paper is from the Heartland Farm collection by American Crafts.

Hope you enjoy my card!   Be sure to hop along on the bloghop and see all the talented contributors, the creativity is amazing!  Grab a cup of coffee while you are hopping too!  Thanks to Amy Tsuruta, the blog hostess, to the Design Team and to all the wonderful sponsors!   “Be Good!” Debbie


Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop


It’s time for the Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Bloghop!  It’s a fun showcase of cards for coffee, tea, and hot cocoa lovers.  Here is my card for today:


I had in mind a cup of Christmas tea when I designed this.   The cup is from Simon Says Stamp, it has the cup, spoon, and little sugar cube dies with it.  I used American Crafts foil paper for the cup and spoon, and  used clear Wink of Stella to make the cubes look shimmery.  The sentiment is from Verve, a free digital set  that they are offering called Cup of Kindness.  I used my computer to change the color of the sentiment to match the card.  I love this set, thank you Verve!  I used Spellbinder floral ovals to cut it out.  The poinsettia is from Memory Box and I cut it out with a sparkly flocked ribbon I got at a garage sale.  The leaf is also from flocked ribbon.  I love the look and the feel when you use it!  The background paper is from Bo Bunny called the Silver and Gold Collection.  A few rhinestones for accent and there you have it.  Make sure you check out all of the talented people participating in the bloghop!  “Be Good!”  Debbie

Tool Box Birthday Card

IMG_8709 Hi!  We have this cute Great-Grandson who will be three years old this week.  He loves tools and fixing things, so I decided to make him a tool box birthday card!  It really was easy, I just scored and folded red paper to make the box, cut a handle from black paper, and the latch on the front is a cut from the curved matting basics set by Spellbinders.  The sentiments on the front and on the inside are from Paper Smooches.  Here is the inside of the card:IMG_8710

The tools are stickers from Reminiscene, they were just perfect for this card.  You could also use some of the various dies that cut tools, ( I have a My Favorite Things set.)  I think this will make a great Father’s Day card also!  Happy Birthday Jackson, we love you!!  “Be Good!”  Debbie

Happy Easter

IMG_8000Today we celebrate the resurrection of our dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  I made this card for my Church to send to shut-ins.  The main die I used was the Cottage Cutz Bible with Lillies. The nice thing about this die, is that you can use various scraps of paper to make the little pieces needed, and everything fits together well.  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession.  The doily is a Spellbinders oval die.  The background paper is from We R Memory Keepers called May Flowers.  Happy Easter!   “Be Good!”  Debbie