Wednesday, January 4, 2023


Dear Ones~
Happy New Year!!! WOW, 2022 went by fast! A new challenge is up over at Double D, and guess what, it's our BIRTHDAY. We are 7 years old now, and the challenge this time is anything BIRTHDAY related. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
***In celebration of our 7th birthday I HAVE A GIVEAWAY***
Stay tuned until the end of this post and I'll give you the details!
Here's my Card:
This card was so much fun to make! It's actually an embossing folder and matching stencil - that's it. So easy to do, and the image comes out beautifully!! I embossed the light blue card stock with the embossing folder, then lined up the stencils in the suggested order and used Gina K inks for the colors.

 The Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Tim Holtz Gold Metallic Card Stock
Recollections Lite Blue Card Stock
Altenew Lush Garden Embossing Folder
Altenew Lush Garden Stencil Set
GKD Lilac Ink Cube Set
GKD Orchid Ink Cube Set
GKD Spruce Ink Cube Set
SU Peekaboo Peach Ink
Trinity Stamps Baubles
Stash Happy Birthday Die
There are 4 prizes up for grabs for 4 lucky winners this time, since we are celebrating our birthday. If you play along, just look at what you could win! The winners are chosen randomly:

I have a huge box of goodies to give away to one lucky person in celebration of our 7th Birthday. To win, all you have to do is leave a comment. HOWEVER - you must leave your email address so that I can get in touch with you. If you do not leave your email address there will be no way for me to get your mailing address - makes sense??? I have lots of stuff I'm giving away, so you really should leave a comment. Unfortunately, due to mailing costs, I will not be able to send outside the US. I'm sorry!!  I will announce the winner in my next Double D Blog post on January 18th, so make sure and tune in to see if you won.
My wish for you in 2023 is that you find peace and contentment in wherever life takes you.  I hope you had a lovely holiday,  and don't forget to check out Double D.  
 Until next time dear readers, aspire to be inspired, and here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!


  1. OMG this is GORGEOUS! I just love the 3D embossing folders and your coloring is amazing. I don't have any EF/Stencil sets but I'll certainly be looking into them now ... this is outstanding! Awe and you have a give away for our birthday bash ... what a sweet lady you are!!

  2. Judy, this card is superb and so well done. I love the soft colors and although it was easy and quick, it looks like you spend a lot of time on it. Good for you to offer a prize for the 7th birthday bash.

  3. Stunningly beautiful card (I couldn't wait to get over here and see how it was made) I have a couple of these EB folder/stencil sets but haven't seen this one, it's a beauty!! I think you have once again enabled me!! This is one gorgeous card!! Thanks for offering up a prize too!!

  4. Beautiful! So now I know I must have this EB folder/stencil set !!

  5. WOW! That EF looks like beautifully layered die cuts! You have worked its' magic here! LOVE those colors too! And of course, you have a big box of goodies to give-a-way, you're such a kind and generous soul!

  6. Spectacular! Wow, the dimension in this EF is truly highlighted by the color you've added. The beautiful coloring looks like a watercolor painting. And, one lucky person will surely receive an amazing prize package from you.

  7. Happy New Year!
    Wow, so amazing birthday card. I just love it!
    Thanks for the chance to win your box of goodies.
    Hugs, Valerija

  8. I've been wanting to get a couple 3D folders and I've looked several times, ready to buy. But I get overwhelmed and can't see what folders look like. Hard to see pic of white plastic. This is beautiful.

  9. Beautiful, Judy. It's great to be able to start with colored cardstock and then stencil on the embossing. I love the colors.

  10. This is so gorgeous in design and colors. I wish I could do half as good. arlinverna@gmail. com

  11. This is wonderful, Judy! It may have been easy but looks like you spent hours on it!I keep telling myself..,I’m not buying anything new, I’m not buying anything new! You’re making it hard! Hugs!

  12. Oh, my word, this is incredible! I'm so in love with the new embossing folders, and you've used this one so beautifully. I need to shop. Your colors are sooooo pretty and I love that you did it all on the soft blue panel. You've so generous with your big box giveaway, Judy. Naturally, you will not include me in the drawing, but I wish good luck to all your commenters!

  13. I think you've enabled a lot of your readers with this beautiful card Judy. Including me! I'm going to be looking for embossing folders with coordinating stencils now. I love that you started with a sky blue panel and added the richer color tones. This is stunning!

  14. Wow! This is gorgeous, Judy! I love the colors you used!

  15. Stunning design and most gorgeous colours here.. beautiful stamping x..

  16. Judy... so love it. I popped over because I had to hear how you had colored those gorgeous flower... I can't believe it is an embossing folder/stencil combo. Brilliant!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  17. What a beautiful card. Happy Birthday! Your so generous to share with the crafting community!

  18. Hello! Your card I'd beautiful! My email is So generous of you!!

  19. Hi Judy!!! I absolutely LOVE your card! The embossing is beautiful!

  20. Your card is stunning! Love the EF folder! Congrats on 7 years.

  21. Congrats on 7 years!!

  22. Congrats on 7 years !!

  23. Love this!