Saturday, November 19, 2022


Hi, There!

I made a few Thanksgiving cards but this is the only one I had the chance to post.  These are all Stampin Up products used for this bridge fold card. I love this stamp set and the coordinating dies.  This is a set from last year - just getting around to using it now!  Better late than never!  LOL  

I have a lot to be thankful for this year as I am getting to see my grandson that I haven't seen in five years!  So my daughter, Debbie, and Jason are coming in from Minnesota to celebrate Thanksgiving in New York!  So all my chicks and their families (2 daughters, 2 sons) will be under one roof for a limited time together!  Yay!!!

Hoping to add some family memories to our digital albums and moments to be treasured.  

Thank you for visiting me today, big hugs and blessings always for you and yours,


Back of Card has a place to write your message

Monday, October 24, 2022


It has been some time since my last post.  But I have been creating a ton of cards and also making albums.  So creatively busy but not posting much.  Sorry about that.  I made one card like this and it blossomed into a whole bunch of different grateful cards.  We can always find something to be grateful for in our lives no matter what is going on with us or around us.  

The card front is an old embossing folder I dug out of my stash and it just about covers all the gratefuls in my life.  This embossing folder made card making simple too because it is so pretty by itself.  So many embossing folders that can do just that for you - quick card idea!

May you always find blessings tucked away in your day.  

I thank my Lord for my blessings both seen and unseen each and every day!

Card Recipe:
CS - Base is Navy Blue 
Die cuts and sentiments from SU both have been popped up with dimensionals and this is an easel card.  On the side is a small peek at another closed card with changed up colors.  Fall colors are so much fun to play with!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2022


 Hi, There!

I hope my post finds you all well.  Here on the East Coast, we are still waiting for it to warm up!  Spring has to arrive soon but in the meantime, I am keeping warm all bundled up! LOL  

Had some creativity going on here, so my hands have been kept warm by creating a Baby Boy Mini Album from envelopes.  This was a project I decided to make for one of the ladies at church expecting her baby boy any day now and since we celebrated her baby shower, it is now safe for me to show the photos of this album.  Hope you enjoy taking a peek.  Hugs and be blessed always, CaroleAnn

NOTE:  Photo Heavy

Cover for Mama to fill in name and date

Lots of Journal cards and large areas for photos

This photo and the one below open like a book


Flaps open to reveal the page full of journal cards and plenty of room for photos

A die-cut holds more journal cards

The End!  Blessings 

Saturday, February 12, 2022

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Mini Album made with envelopes

 Hi, There!

Just wanted to share this with you.  I wanted to make a mini album for my sister's birthday and so the search began on youtube for mini albums that were easy!  Well, there is a ton of examples out there of mini albums made with envelopes!  So here is the one I made for her!  I used craft envelopes that I had on hand (4x6).  Loads of fun putting it together and using up lots of my 6 x 6 papers. I have a collection of Alice in Wonderland stamps from Stamping Bella and Make It Crafty, so put them to use in this card booklet for my sister.  Stamping Bella shows you a video on coloring most of their images so I copied those Copic markers down and had a few days of coloring fun!!

Note:  Photo heavy.  Thanks for peeping, hugs, and blessings always, CaroleAnn

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#stampingbella stamps  Made a little booklet
to tuck into the pocket.  Fussy cut the
remaining stamps on the last page.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021


 Hi, There!

I hope my little note finds you all well and recovered from the hustle and bustle we seem to create outselves in our lives!!!!  LOL

We had a peaceful Christmas and now we are getting ready for the arrival of my daughter from Minnesota and a grandson that is traveling back home to us and all this starts today and goes thru the weekend!!!

But wanted to wish you all a blessed and happy New Year and I pray you will all be safe in your goings and comings for this New Year of 2022!

I received some new papers from Stamperia Winter Tales, and I was going to try to make an album from all the goodies but decided to make a birthday card for someone who requested a card.  This is an easel card.

Thanks for stopping by and be blessed always ~ Hugs, CaroleAnn

Easel Card:

Easel Card Opened:
Closer look inside:

Wednesday, December 15, 2021


It has been quite a year for all of us and for me, personally, we have had some health issues that slowed me up from being able to give much attention to my blog.  But just thought I would send out this little note to let you know I am still here - peeping at all your beautiful creations!  

Below is just a photo of some of the cards on my table that I just completed.  I am now finished with my Christmas card-making (made 50 cards to my surprise:) and now will enjoy the remainder of this year with my family and friends.  

I pray that the good Lord will send you many blessings in 2022 and keep you and yours safe in all your goings and comings!

~ hugs and blessings, CaroleAnn

All stamps, papers and die cuts used to make these cards are from Stamping Up.

Thursday, December 24, 2020


 Just posting a few photos of some of my creations for my Christmas cards for family and friends.

Be blessed and enjoy your family and friends.  Hoping to have a better 2021 with hope for an end to all this chaos.

The first two cards were made from a kit - Kim's Cards.  

Next two cards from my Stampin Up supply.

I stuffed a pair of warm wool blend socks inside this little mini coffee cup carrier!  Was fun to make.