Featured Friday #2

I have been a bit of an airhead lately, first I left my coat at the TSA check at Sea-Tac and then when going back to pick up my coat we met friends for lunch and I lost my keys.  Sea-Tac is a bit of a jaunt from my house so I asked a big favor of our friend to run to the restaurant and pick up my keys then just a few days later he hand delivered them!

Sticky Boy, Close to My Heart’s Mascot, said that this was one of his favorite stamp sets and since I am including a Starbucks Gift Card as gratitude I thought I should use the Treats of Friendship stamp set, too!


You’ll notice that this isn’t just an ordinary card…that donut slides back and forth on a couple of pennies. Click to see a short video on my Facebook page.

Would you like to make one of these cards?  You can find the instructions here – I think the trick is getting the circles at the end of the slots so your pennies spin.

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Treats of Friendship – AHSC #109

There is nothing like an empty house that enhances my mojo…it also helps that there are sketch challenges out there like the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to motivate me!

I thought I knew exactly what I was going to do with this sketch, but then I reached for my Chalk It Up paper pack which I found nearly empty.  I guess I liked it a lot more than I realized…it was also perfect for recording Miss B’s 4th grade memories.

I finally pulled together enough pieces to put my card together.  It seems like I’m always showing my sweetie all the cards I make and send to other people, but rarely make him a card anymore, so this one is going to be tucked into his truck as a surprise.  Good thing he doesn’t subscribe to my blog, LOL!


There are several things I LOVE about this card…the punched out detail on the front, the fact that I stayed in the lines with the Shin Han markers, the direct to paper swipe on the little banner and the speech bubble from the Documenting Moments stamp set on the inside.

Have you taken the time to remind someone close to you how they make you feel?  Take a minute today and let that someone know you like them a latte!

Treats of Friendship – AHSC  #100 

What a week!!  I was worried that I wasn’t going to find time to get into the craft room and work on my card for the 100th sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, but building a window box with granddad became a priority so I snuck into the craft room this afternoon and “built” a card based on this sketch!

I have just been dying to play with new things so today’s card is a sneak peak into Seasonal Expressions 2.  The Treats of Friendship stamp was one of my favorite stamp sets.  I love the “punny” sayings.  The paper is from the Seaside paper packet.  I love the colors and tried to color my donuts similarly with the Shin Han markers.







Of course no card is complete without a little treat on the inside.







I made this card for my favorite barista…I’ve been dying to introduce her to Close To My Heart and “I donut what I’d do without her”.

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