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Apr 29, 2022

A few cards...and NBUS

 Well here I am (finally) posting something stamping related.  It's just been hard to find time anymore to spend in my craft room although I have a ton of new stuff I need to work with and share.
So last month I was invited to attend a stamping day at a friends church.  They meet once a month and make a couple of cards and just have fun visiting and stamping.  The first two cards here today are the one's we made at the meeting.

 This first card uses and adorable set called, Berry Special.  It has a matching die set as well.  If interested you can purchase it HERE
We also used a cloud stencil and Stampin Blend markers (SU) to color.  The sparkle doesn't show up great but we used a Wink of Stella marker on the cards and added some little adhesive gems.
Next she had us pick from an kit from SU Paper Pumpkin called, Lots of Pun.

 Finally for my last card...
I'm sharing with NBUS#37  since the stamp set/die are both new.  The sketch was from Freshly Made Sketches #530  - Sadly I didn't get the card finished in time to meet the challenge deadline and then I also ran out of time to mail it off so now someone will get this card next Easter!

 The card uses the March Spellbinders Small Stamp/Die of the month set,  Spring Gnomes.  I used Granny Apple Green card stock for the card base,  The little Gnome girl was colored with Prisma Color pencils and blended with Gamsol.  I used a piece of patterned paper from a kit that was given to me as a gift.  The strip of orange is Pumpkin Pie cs.  -  I added a baker's twine bow and mounted the images with foam tape.  Easy, peasey card.
That's it for today.  I hope I can share something again real soon.


  1. You certainly bring it when you do get a chance to create and blog, Ida! I love all three of the designs and love that you were able to join in with a group of other crafters to have a fun day and make fantastic cards! Life is too short for all work and no play! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  2. These cards are great, they are so happy and cheery. You have definitely brought a smile to my face. I have come to you from the NBUS gallery. So nice to visit someone new xx

  3. All three cards are awesome. A stamping day sounds like fun.

  4. I love puns and that means Peel better soon is my favorite today. you are so talented and I am thinking it was a ton of fun doing this with others

  5. All are so cute, but I did get a chuckle out of the banana card! I love stamping days with friends. Have really missed that!

  6. Sweet cards, all are wonderful as I'm sure you're time with others was too! As for having cards ahead -- Win Win!

  7. I'm glad you got a chance to stamp! I consider it therapy from life (although not cheap therapy!)

  8. Your cards all made me smile, Ida! You accomplished a lot! All those little meeces and strawberries are darling, and I really love the banana & punny sentiment. Cool paper on that one, too. Finally, the last with the gnome is just too cute! That little gnome is funny with her bunny ears and carrot balloon. I know the feeling about time getting away. I might stamp one day and then go several without, but I love it dearly. It's good to see you today!