This year, Altenew came out with layering dies, and I was sold!
For Valentine's Day, some hearts and flowers......I still love the effect that an embossed background adds.
.....and a CAS wreath card.
A sewing theme theme going on in the next 2 cards - I fell in love with Tammy Tutterow's Sew Sweet dies, designed for felt projects, but just as sweet using paper!
More Altenew - from their Sewn with Love stamps and matching dies - these appear to be cross-stitched, but they aren't!
This next Simon stamp reminded me of a bouquet of violets, so I made my own little tussy mussy.
I CASEd my own card from back in 2014, substituting gingham papers for the washi tape I originally used, and dies for the stamps.
And a Mother's Day card using PTI, Altenew, and Simon goodness.
Florals and stripes in sherbet colors ......
Love these bright happy colors from Sunny Studios paper pads:
I made several cards using these Birds of a Feather dies and loved them all!
......and thinking ahead to fall - love the seasonal colors I can get using distress inks, just as pretty as our maple trees in front of our home.
I enjoyed making this colorful one for a Simon Wednesday blog challenge, especially paper-piecing with this pretty patterned paper.
But I wasn't finished with summer yet!
As usual, I was late to the party discovering Concord &9th's Turnabout stamp sets......I love the freedom they give us in choosing colors!
The biggest change this year is my output - blog posts are down from previous years. Blogging in general is being replaced by IG and other social media sites. They're okay, but I still enjoy the process of creating and sharing my thoughts and ideas, and having this forum to preserve them. Hope you do, too, and will continue to occasionally visit me here!
Many thanks for your visit - I'm wishing you all a happy, healthy and creative New Year!