Valentines Day cards



#Simon Say Stamp Heart background #Simon Says grey paper #Die-Namics stitched mini scallop Thought bubbles from Somebunny Loves you.


#Penny Black Every Which Way #Simon Says Stamp scallop border, Message by  #Savvy Stamps and MFT Die namics circle Frame.


#Lawn Fawn Love Letters, #Mama Elephant Pix’s Favorite tree stump, #SSS A2 curved edge die, Distress Inks.


#Penny Black Every Which Way Stamp set, Message from Lawn Fawn “Love Letters”.


A different version of the card above. I just love this little stamp with the birds by  #Heather F-216-HK. That was the only marking on this wood stamp.












I am still struggling with learning how to create this blog. I wish I had more time to devout to cleaning it up and getting it organized. I’ve made a few cards to share with today. I hope you like them. I feel lucky I’ve been able to start my Christmas Cards early this year.



I am sitting here watching the leaves fall from the trees. We have so many trees on our lot. We have two walnut trees , tons of maple and oaks as well as pine trees. It’s fun watching the squirrels scampering around trying to get ready for the winter.  I decided this year to get busy making my Christmas cards so I am not waiting at the last moment to get them mailed out. Christmas cards are my favorite cards to make. Here are a few cards that I’ve made.

Have you seen the new Crate Paper line? It is so adorable. One of the sheets has adorable snowman all over it. I cut out the different snowman and put a collage of them on some craft paper that was die cut with a Memory Box die.



Welcome to my site. I have always wanted a blog so I am starting out simple and learning as I go. I hope I will get better at this as I am not good at technology. My husband and I have old flip phones and are planning on getting smart  phones  because it’s almost impossible without one.

I have been making crafts of all kinds since the 1970’s. Started with learning how to macrame (I know I’m really dating myself). I also started Mod-Podging before it was popular. Also did crocheting and knitting.

I have been making cards and scrapbooking for the last 6 years. I just love creating things. I have been submitting works onto Flickr. I love looking at other beautiful artwork that other people have created. I can spend hours on Pinterest. Their is so many beautiful things that people make. It’s just amazing.

I will post a few cards I have done recently. Hope you enjoy them. If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to leave them.

Thank you for stopping by.

Ann Marie Ruda

Here are a couple of cards I have made for Christmas.

The first card is made with a Penny Black stamp. I just love her cute whimsical ones.The background papers is from Lawn Fawn Plaid and the circle cut die is from Simon Says Stamp. The ivy is from Hero Arts.

The second card the gingerbread men are from Purple Onion and the snowflake banner is from Simon Says Stamp. The message is from Lawn Fawn.

The third card the stamped images are from Purple Onion. The message and the Fa-La-La is from Lawn Fawn as well as the cute plaid paper.

I was lucky to have some extra time today to finish some cards I had been working on.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday.