A Simple Handstamped Birthday Card For A Cat Person

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Every time that I make a greeting card I take a few pictures.  Well my file is getting really big, which means that I have not shared with you all of my fun creations.

This card was for my sister-in-laws birthday.  She loves cats, plus her cat is really fluffy like the cat in this rubber stamp by Stampabilities.  I wanted to keep the card simple, yet not boring so I embellished with some ribbon from Ribbon Trends and the small flower that I made with the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge and Cricut Expression machine.

handstamped birthdaycard

Using Copic sketch markers I just outlined the image and it gave it just the right amount of color.  The very muted background was done with a sponge dauber and memento inks.

I have heard this saying before and I thought it was really funny but didn’t have a stamp, so I used my own handwriting and wrote the sentiment on the front of the card as well as the inside.  The rest of the saying inside reads… The more you have the more you want to gag.

The smile on the cat is so confident and is telling us that, I am cute and I know it 🙂

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

Turning an Old Dark Picture Frame Into A Bright New One

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Today I want to share with you something a little different.  I have my baby picture that was hanging in my parents house. I really didn’t need my baby picture hanging in my house but the frame brought back so many great memories I didn’t want to get rid of it.  I really didn’t like the dark wood gold leaf not my kind of frame.  So what I decided to do was make all those happy memories into a bright happy frame.

I was so excited to start painting this frame I never took a picture of the old one, so I had to call my sister and ask her to take a picture of her frame. We hung on the same wall in our parents house for 40+ years.  Our brothers picture was in the middle of ours but since he was the first born he had a bigger  frame that didn’t have gold flowers. I guess no matter how old we got, we were always our parents babies.

 beforepaintedpictureframe          afterpaintedpictureframe

And after a few hours of having fun with paint from Valspar color samples in the summer palette collection and can’t forget the “bling” I glued a rhinestone in-between each circle, this frame turned out pretty darn good if I do say so myself 🙂


I have so much paint left over, I can’t wait to see what else I will find to paint in these Happy Colors.  It was fun painting on something other then paper.  And now I can say that I hand painted a picture frame.  Don’t get me wrong I still love paper and ink, but this was good for a change of pace.

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!