Monday, January 4, 2016


Dear Ones~
Whew - maybe we can finally get back to normal. The holidays are over, and winter has set in. The Princes were here for a few days, but are back home and back to school. Now what??? Haha! Yeah, it's weird, right?

So, I got some time to play! I wanted to enter the Mod Squad Challenge this week, because my good friend Kathy Krug is the host. Her cards are amazing, check them out on her blog HERE. Her challenge is Anything Goes Using at Least One Die. She is the die cut QUEEN I tell ya!!! Go look at her work if you don't believe me.

Here's a card I came up with:

I love the greeting. It's from a Paper Wishes stamp set called Simply Susan. Lots of Zentangle-like images, and this wonderful greeting. It was so nice to just make a card that wasn't Christmas-y or winter-y, or fall-like.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz Card Stock
Paper Wishes Simply Susan Stamp Set
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Die
Spellbinders Marvelous Squares Die
Other Stash Dies for Flower and Sprigs
DCWV Butterfly Stack Patterned Paper
GKD Gold Embossing Powder

I just heard the house pop and our thermometer says 2 degrees (shiver). Hope you all are staying warm. Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments.


  1. What a wonderful sentiment. Love the gold embossing, the pp and all the die cuts. I am glad you had a chance to play along with the challenge. I bet you miss the princes and are looking forward to thir next visit.

  2. This is stunning! Love the soft, beautiful colors, your pretty dies and the gold embossing....well done!

  3. Oh this is GORGEOUS! Love the gold embossing and that fantastic sentiment too! We all need a plaque with that on it as a reminder! The marvelous square die is exactly that, it's beautiful! LOVE your fabulous flower and cluster of leaves and ferns....o so Kathy-esque! ;) Yes no more Christmas cards--although I really think we should all make ONE every week....we would be so happy come December!!! But let's not start til February lol

  4. Love the sentiment. I am so glad that we all can do something that makes us smile every day. You card is beautiful and the gold embossing is very classy. Makes me want to do something with spring colors. BTW, it is 55 here this morning. Winter! tee hee!

  5. What a beautiful card and I love the sentiment too. Love the colors and adding the gold really made it more elegant looking.

  6. Oh my word, how cold! Love your card, beautiful sentiment!

  7. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the colors & dies & flowers & greenery & sentiment & gold embossing & background paper....O.K. I'll just say it, I love everything about it.

  8. Judy, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the many layers and the pretty color. The flower is very pretty, too. Excellent! (Sorry if I missed commenting on some of your cards. I've been out of town during the holidays.)

  9. Whoa 2 degrees! I'm sorry! But your card is perfectly delightful! What a sentiment!!! I can see some of the embossed doodley part! And the dp and die cuts bring out the gold embossed sentiment. Sweet!!! The princes will be back soon ♥

  10. OMG what an awesomely beautiful card Judy. I so love that sentiment and the layout and dies are gorgeous.

  11. Awesome card Judy! Too many elements to comment on all of them but especially like the sentiment & die cut frame.

  12. This card came together perfectly! Love the layered dies and those gorgeous leaves! I have that same DP too! Another beauty! Hope life is getting back to a somewhat normal routine and your dad is doing as well as can be expected! HUGS!