Tuesday, December 31, 2013


I have a clean and simple card to share with you. The main image is called "A Chocolate Affair." I used the Spot & Dots and Honeycomb embossing folders. I added a red rhinestone for the cherry, stickes was applied to the sundae glass and I created a "junk" bow from scraps of ribbon I had collected.

Tuesday challenges I participated in: *Creative Card Crew - #52 AG, *TTCRD - AG.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Frosted Flurry

Hello, hope you are enjoying this great Saturday. My DH and I tried to go hiking but, the ground here in Missouri is melting. So, there is mud everywhere. I have a gift tag to share with you today. I used the Cricut to cut out the ornament shape from dark blue cardstock. Next came the white snowflakes cut from the Festive Flurry Framelits. I used a Frosted Finishes embellishment for the center and added silver cording. This would be great embellishment for  a gift or card.

Challenges I participated in: *Kraftyhands - AG (Sat), *Time 4 Scrap - #30 Blue, white & silver (Sat), *The Outlawz - AG (01/03).

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Peace on Earth

This card uses bark brown background cardstock trimmed in red. The green accents just pop off the card. Did you notice the paper piercing on the green strip as well as aroung the sentiment? Products used; SU Season of Style DSP, SU Christmas Collectibles Stamps/punch, the Peace stamp from the Calm Christmas set.

Challenges I paticipated in: *SU Only Challenge - #86 Almost the last minute (12/28). *2 Creative Chicks - #9 Christmas (12/31). Wednesday's Challenges: *Creative Belli - #185 Christmas, *Little Red Wagon - #217 Christmas, *Word Art Wednesday - #112 Christmas. Thursday Challenge: *The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday.

Winter Cheer

I love cards with layers. The extra layers adds even more interest to the stamped image. This card was created with SU Snow day stamp set, SU Winter Frost DSP and ribbon. Do you like layers?

Wednesday challenges I participated in: *Crafty Creations - Anything goes (01/08), *Divias By Design - Anything goes, *Inkling and Yarn- Anything goes, *Paper Shelter - Anything goes (01/07), *Stamping Chef - #10 Anything goes.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter Wonderland

This card has alot going on but it didn't take long to create. I first stamped the winter scene on the  light gold paper. I used colored pencils on the trees, water and sky. Next, I added fake snow on the trees and landscape. The last touch I used clear glittle stickers for the trees and sky. Cut the large tree from the Cricut machine. Added snow and blue stickers. I hope the photos shows all the layers and shine.

Sunday challenges I participated in: *613 Avenue Create - Anything goes, *Challenges 4 Everybody - #36 Anything goes, *Hobbycrutz - #30 Anything goes, *Pile it On - #48 P is for. ..., *Scribble & Scrap - #8 Anything goes.

Poinsettia Tag

Here is a cute Poinsettia gift tag. This idea was taken from the "flower" cards,  where you lift the flowers  to expose the message. This is just a smaller one turned into a gift card. The poinsettia and leaves are from a punch with a brad for the centers. What do you think?

Saturday challenges: *Kraftyhands - Anything goes, *Pumkin Spice - Anything holiday.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Little Missy

How about a little Copic inspiration today? Today's card was created with a free digital stamp image. This took me less than one hour to colored. I have a photo of the colors I used below. I defind this card as CAS. Not sure if you noticed in the main photo, look closely, the tiny rhinestones used as flowers. In the comment section, let me know what you think about digital stamps?

Friday challenges I participated in: *Brown Sugar - #73 AG, *Crafts 4 Eternity - #155 AG, * Sister Act Card Challenge - #38 AG, *Stampin' For the Weekend - AG.

Other challenge: *Copic Markers Europe - CAS (Jan 14).

Thursday, December 19, 2013

S'more Snowman Tag

The message on this gift tag says, "I hope your Christmas is S'more' than you dream it to be". The background of this tag was stamped with candy bars, stars & marshmallows in dark brown ink. I used a white gel pin on the marshmallows for added contrast. The main image was colored with Copic markers. The  finishing touches included stickles & ribbon. Leave a comment about why you like s'mores?

Thursday challenges I participated in: *4 Krafty Girlz - Anything goes, *Aud Sentiments Challenges - #96 Christmas, *Copic Marker Europe - CAS, *Milk Coffee Challenge - Any Christmas creation.

Wednesday challenges I participated in: *Addicted to Stamps and More - #76 Anything goes, *Crafty Creations - #253 Anything goes (ends Jan 08). 

Monday, December 16, 2013

O' Christmas Tree

I think gift tags are tiny works of art. This tag was created using punches and the Cricut machine. The punches were used for the star, circle and scallop circle. The Cricut machine cut out the tag shape and tree. The tag was stamped with a swirl stamp and then embossed with gold embossing powder. The finishing touches include a felt snowfake, a pearl, stickles and ribbon.

Monday challenges I participated in: *Bitten by the Bug - Holiday gift tag, *Crafting from the Heart - #2 Anything goes, *Craft your Passion- Christmas, anything but a card, *Love to Create - #96 Anything goes, *Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything goes with glitter/embossing powder.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Snowy Note

Today's card is clean and simple. This card works great for the holidays or as a thank you card after the holidays.

Sunday's challenges I participated in: *CAS on Sunday - #23 Christmas, *Dream Valley - #72 Christmas, *Outlawz Challenges - Snowman Love.

Saturday challenge I partcipated in: *Addicted to CAS - Snowflakes.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Pinecone Gift Tag

I have another great gift tag idea to share with you today. This tag was created with SU Pine & Poinsettias stamp set, dies, pattern paper and markers. This tag could also be used for fall/winter Birthday gift tag. Another way to use tags is to mount the tag to the  front of a A2 card.

Friday challenges I participated in: *Cut it up - Christmas with die cuts, *Brown Sugar - #72 Christmas *Crafty Catz - #211 Anything goes, *Wags n' Whiskers - #119 Christmas.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Warm Winter Mittens

As you know, it's always hectic making so many Christmas cards. So here's another easy Christmas tag. I love the Ric Rac holding the two mittens together. One mitten has the "To" and the other one has the "From."  Now get out your dies or circut and get busy making a few gift tags.

Thursday's challenges I participated in: *4Krafty Girlz - Anything goes, *Creative Knockouts - Tis the Season, *Delightful Sketches - Red & Green, *Happy Campers - Christmas.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gingerbread Man

No cookie says Christmas more than a gingerbread man cookie. I have a cute treat bag to share with you. The tag has a stamped gingerbread man with a nice saying on the back of  the tag. Added a few rhinestones, twine and ribbon to the tag. I stamped snowflakes on the bag with Encore ink.

Tuesday challenges I participated in: *Clear it out - Anything goes, *Cuttlebug Mania - Christmas, *Loves Rubber Stamps - Christmas, *Riley & Company - Snowflakes, *Sweet Stamps - Simple Christmas, *Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes, *Top Tip Tuesday - #116 Snowflakes.

Jingle Bell Christmas Tag

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way.......okay, enough singing. Here is a Christmas tag with style. I love how the small metal Christmas bell stands out.

Monday challenges I participated in: *Besties Challenge - Inspired by a song, *Crafty Boots - Christmas, *Get Inky - #19 Christmas, *Imagination Crafts - #6 Merry Christmas, *Parade Your Crafts - #10 Christmas.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Life is a matter of moments

Do you remember sitting for hours when you were young coloring? As an adult, I still enjoy it. I have moved from crayons to Copics. Hope you enjoy today's card.

Copics used:Hair (R22, R27, R29, R59); Skin (E00, E02, E11, R02); Dress (B02, B05, B06, B14); Flowers (Y15, Y17, E29, YR04); Basket (W1, W3, W5, W7); Bench (E11, E13, E15, E18, E29); Boots (C1, C3, C5, C7, C9).

Challenges I participated in: *Allsorts (Sat) - #236 Anything goes but Christmas, *Craftitude (F) - #54 Button up, *Creative Fingers (F) - #13 Anything goes, * Oozak (Sun) -#27 Lets Celebrate.

Friday, December 6, 2013


Winter is upon us here in Missouri. We have very cold wind but, no snow. I love everything about snowman. So, today's card is a pop-up card showing a winter scene with,....you guessed it, snowman.

Challenges I participated in:  *C.R.A.F.T.- #236 Christmas (Th), *Papercrafting  Journey - Christmas time (Th), Shelly's Images - Welcome winter (1/31), Fab 'n' Funky - #196 Frost (W), Paper Pretties - #287 Christmas (W).

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Just Because

Here is a simple card with a very different color combination. At first, I wasn't  sure about the colors but,  it did start to grow on me. What do you think of the color choice I used?

Challenges I participated in: 2 Sisters (S) - #172 AG, Suzy Bee's Bloomin' (S) - #5 AG, Creative Fingers (F) - #13 AG, 4 Krafty Girlz (Th) - #7 AG, Aud Sentiments (Th) - #94 Any Sentiment, Cute Card Thursday (Th) - #297 AG.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Merry & Bright

It's time for the holiday season to get very busy for many of us. Today's project is a Christmas card I created using a MS paper pack (4.24 x 6.0). No waste involved. I have included a few more cards I created using the same paper pack.

Challenges I participated in: Clear it out (T) - Anything goes, Creative Craft Challenge (T) - #24 Non Traditional Christmas, Partytime Tuesday (T) - #148 Anything goes, Artistic Inspirations (M) - #69 Anything goes, Crafting from the heart (M) - #1 Anything goes.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


This technique looks fancy  but it is actually very simple to do.  You can Google the northern lights stamping technique and there are several YouTube videos on how to do it so I am not going to go into detail regarding this technique.  There is a photo showing the colors I used.

Challenges I participated in: The Outlawz - Clean & Simple (Sun), A Gem of a Challenge - #107 Sparkles (S), Allsorts - #234 Bring on the bling (S), Brown Sugar - #69 Anything goes (F), Delicious Doodles - #63 No Designer Paper (F).

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ho Ho Santa

This punch art Santa tag was inspired by a project I saw on Pinterest. The Santa was created using many SU punches. This tag could also be used on the front of a card.

Challenges I participated in: Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes (T),  Oozak - #26 Holidays (F),  Cards in Envy - Punches (M), Make it Monday - Anything goes, Make My Monday - Santa, Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes (Su), Glitter n Sparkle - Tag it (Su).

Friday, November 8, 2013

Polar Bear

Happy Friday! I have made a pop up slider card for today. I used an old SU stamp set. The image was colored with Copics. The saying reads, "Happy Birthdaty to one of my COOLEST friend." Here is a link a video on how to make a pop up slider.

Challenges I participated in (Friday): Brown Sugar - #67 Anything goes, Creative Fingers - #10 Anything goes; distress, Graph 'It Markers - Furry Friends, Pattie's Creations - #79 Birthday. (Thursday challenges): Cute Card Thursday - #294 Animal Magic.
CMC classroom 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Chocolate is good for you

Here is a yummy card anyone would enjoy.  I used the CTMH Chocolate Affair stamp set. On the strawberry, I used white  liquid applique to mimic white chocolate and sprinkle some glitter while it was wet. The top of the chocolate piece where given added interest with bronze stickles. Perfect card to give someone along with the real thing, chocolate!

Tuesday challenges: Loves Rubberstamps - #77 Anything goes, Papertake Weekly - Anything goes.

Monday challenges: Card Mania - #33 Anything goes, Craftin Desert Diva's - Anything goes, Imagination Crafts - #5 Glitter & Sparkle.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Junk Bow

I came across this unique bow which could be used on many of our projects. What a great way to use up those ribbon & paper pieces left over from previous projects. What do you think?

Click here for details.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Season's Greetings

Wow, a year goes by so fast! Today's post is an easy Christmas card. Would you Iike to create this card? Great - First cut a piece of double sided pattern paper 3 x 5 1/2. Fold the patter paper in half the long way. Take the "braided card" template and cut the lines. Create the folded look, the video link will be listed below.  Then cut a piece of solid cardstock 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. Use a border punch on the long side. Layer the pattern and solid cardstock together. I added a piece of ribbon and adhered it to the front of the A2 size card base. Then I stamped the sentiment.

Thursday challenges I participated in: 4 Kraft Girlz - #5 Anything goes, An Inky Situation - #15 Anything goes, Au Sentiments - #92 Christmas Sentiment, Papercraft Journey - Anything goes.

Braided Card Template is located here.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sweet & Creepy

It's Halloween, a time for fun, a time for treats, for everyone! The eyes were created with circle punches and the nose was a punched heart. This card is easy to produce for a Halloween party.

Wednesday's Challenges I participated in: Creative Moments - #29 Halloween, Fab 'n' Funky - #191 Halloween, Little Red Wagon - #209 Halloween, The Paper Shelter - #135 Halloween.

Tip of the Week

I came across this great idea from Paper Smooches to create a 3-D effect for banners. First decide what length you want your banner to be. Next use a score pal and score each end of the banner. Notice the score lines are 1/4 inch apart. I really like this idea!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Boo Bites

Many of us has heard the saying, "Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat."  Today's project is a cute bag with a pocket holding the gift tag. Of course the Boo Bites (chocolate) are inside.

Challenges I participated in: Get Inky #14 Fall Colors (W), Imagination-Crafts Challenges #4 Halloween (W), Lawnscaping #67 Pattern Paper (W), Make it Monday #161 Anything Goes (M), My Craft Spot #114 Trick-or-Treat (M), Stamp & Create October Challenge Fall/Halloween (M).

Trick or Treat

Today's card is called a "Flap Fold" card. I created this Halloween card using this cool fold.  I love the way this card came together using paper, stamps, glitter, a foam bat,  rhinstones & a embossing folder. 

Challenges I participated in: Challenges 4 Everyone (s) - Anything Goes, Dream Valley Challenges (s) - #68 Halloween, Glitter n Sparkle (s) - #55 Halloween, Pile it On (s) - #42 Halloween. 

Would you like to create this style of card? Here's a link to a video showing you how.

Decorative Label Punch Ideas

I love when you buy one punch but, come up with other ways to use it use it. Today's post is highlighting the SU Decorative Label punch. I came across these and wanted to share with my crafty friends! If you know of other ways to use this punch please share the link in a comment post.

Thursday, October 17, 2013


I love anything Halloween. Do you have punches? Do you wonder what you could make with all of them? Well this post is for you. Start by gathering your SU punches: wide oval, large oval, small oval, scallop oval, circle, owl punch, modurn label & bat punch. The stamp set was SU "Halloween Bash".   To make the cut out on the card, frist measure in 3 inches from the right side. Next, measure down 1 1/2 inches from the top of the folded edge. You will be cutting off the right corner. This is a card I would not mass produce!

Challenges I particpated in: Crafting By Designs (22nd) - Anything Goes, Crafting For All Seasons (w) - #63 Too cute to spook, Penny's Paper Crafty (w) - #149 Anything Goes, Sisterhood of Crafters (w) - Anything Goes, 2 Creative Chicks (31st) - #7 Halloween

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pumkin Patch

The trees here in Missouri are changing and the weather is cool. Sounds like a mix for Halloween night. This card was created using SU materials: Chalk Talk tag, DSP, Halloween Happiness stamp, orange glitter and Candy dots.

Challenges I participated in: Cards and More (T/2 w) #92 Halloween, Clear it Out (T/2 w) Halloween Orange, Everybody-Art Challenge (T) Ribbon, Loves Rubber Stamps (T) #74 Fall Leaves/Pumkins, Papertake Weekly (T) Happy Halloween Hues, Tuesday Throwdown (T) #169 Pumkin Patch, ABC Challenges (M) #49 Halloween, Cards in Envy (M) Halloween, C is for Challenge (M) Halloween, Creative Creations Challenge Blog (M) Halloween

Friday, October 4, 2013


Halloween is just around the corner. I enjoy many Halloween activities; carving pumpkins, going to haunted attractions and all the wonderful food (carmel apples, candy corn, etc.). Today's project has the scary season in mind. I created this reuseable treat holder out of a empty Crystal Light container. For added drama  paper and punches were used.  The spooky owl was created out of SU punches.

Challenges I participated in: 4 Krafty Girlz (Thurs) #3 Anything Goes, Moving Along with the Times (Thurs) Anything Goes, Sarah Hurley Challenges (Thurs) #85 Halloween, Crafty Creations Challenges (W) #242 Winged Things, Handmade Harbor (W) Halloween.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

For You

Do you have several stamp sets and you don't know what to create? Well this post is for you. I created this card using three SU stamp sets (Bright Blossoms, All the Best, Oval All) and punches (Blossom, large oval & scallop oval). Finished off the card with a large clear stone and ribbon.

Challenges I participted in: Make it Monday #160 Anything goes (M), Challenges 4 Everyone #30 Anything Goes  (S)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Flower with a Twist Video

Learn how to use the Fancy Flower punch to make a sunflower. This one-minute video was created by Mary Fish. Have a wonderful Friday.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tip of the Week

I saw this great tip over at Patty's Stampin Spot. Great idea when you need to punch out the medallion which has a ribbon tail.

Pull the ribbons and position so that the scallop lines up with the punch. Take your stamped image out of the punch. Finish cutting out the ribbon tails with your scissors.


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