Sunday, December 7, 2014

Let It Snow

Over at Verve Stamp blog this month's the December's challenge theme is "Oh Christmas Tree."  My card reminds me about Christmas snow and the fun of going sledding. I also participated in the Cat's Pajamas challenge. This color challenge required us to use red, kraft and black on our projects. I truly liked how this color layout worked. Adding the clear and silver sequins gave life to this card sketch. Next I added snowflakes to give the impression of snow.


Challenges: 1) Verve Stamps - O' Christmas Tree (Dec) 2) The cats Pajamas - color challenge (Dec 12) 3) Totally Tilda - Snowflakes (Dec19) 4) Outlawz Challenges - Christmas Magic

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Holidays

I started this card from a store purchased card base. You can save money by picking up craft items at the end of the season. The main cardinal was embossed with silver and punched out using a 2 1/2" circle punch. I also wanted to carry the silver theme over onto the pattern paper by embossing the baroque stamp.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Wonderful Birthday

I created two cards with the same stamps. The first card is a one layer clean and simple card. The other card was layered onto white cardstock with added bling. Which one is your favorite?

This card above is a clean and simple layout ceated with the embossed resist technique. I sponged certainly celery and not quite navy inks. I added clear and white sequins. 

 This is the wow card. I used the same process as above but I added clear rhinstones and layered the inked piece on white cardstock. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Paper Wings

I came across this unique way to create angel wings. This creative person on Pinterest used paper plates to create a gorgeous set of wings. This would make a nice Christmas decoration.

Check out how to make this for your Christmas decorating click here

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas 25

I have a Christmas bag to share with you. This bag was created from two pieces of 6 x 6 cardstock. Using a Scor-Pal will make this project easy to make.

To create the bag take one of your 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock and score at 1/2" & 3" on the long side. Turn the paper and score at 2 1/2" from the bottom. Next repeat the same directions to the other piece of cardstock. Adhere the two pieces together to create the bag.

I stamped the main image on kraft cardstock with dark brown ink. Sponged the edges with the ink. I stamped the #25 in brown ink on light green cardstock. I punched out the circle with a 1 3/4" circle punch. I added poinsetta stickers, pearls and silver tinsel for the handle. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Be Merry & Bright Christmas Tags

I haven't even thought about decorating for Christmas yet.....but I have been busy creating Christmas tags. The top part of the tag was embossed then all pieces were sponged with light brown ink.

Tuesday challenges I participated in: 1) Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes 2) PTT Challenge #189 - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thank You

This is a clean and simple card. The main image was colored with Copics. I embossed the lower 2/3 of the card base with the stripes embossing folder. The main image was layered with the eyelet border punch. The leaves were created with a sizzix die.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Santa Gift Box

Today's project was created out of a 4 1/4" x 11" sheet of red cardstock. Fold the cardstock in half at the 5 1/2" mark. On the 4 1/4" side place a pencil mark at the 2 1/8". From the 2 1/8" mark score diagonal line to the outside 5 1/2" mark. Repeat all four sides. The scoring creates the triangle box. At the top with all points together punch a hole and add ribbon to keep it closed.

The next step is creating the punched Santa. I used SU puches to create Santa: 3/4" circle (hat), 2 3/4" scallop circle (Santa hat), large oval (face sponged with red ink),  2-bird wing (mustache), 1/2" circle (nose sponged in red ink), build a blossom-large petal (beard sponged in light blue ink). I added dazzling dimonds to all the white punch pieces. Finshing touch add a black button.

Challenges I participated in: 1) The Outlawz Twisted Thursday -anything goes with a button. 2) A-crafty-mess.blogspot - Anything goes 3)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Christmas Purse Gift Bag

These bags are super cute and quite sizeable for a gift box. These could hold upcoming Christmas gifts for friends and family members. You will be amazed how easy these are to make out of one piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and some decorative paper. 

This gift bag is called "Christmas Joy."

This one is called "Old Fashion Christmas ."

Challenges I have participated in:

Sunday, August 24, 2014


This card was created by stamping the angle in Stazon onto watercolor paper. For the background I used the wet to wet technique with watercolor paints and table salt. I love how it turned out. I added dazzling diamonds to the wings and rhinestones on her dress.

Silent Winterfall

Here is a card I created using the technique called, "Bendi Frame Card." I loved how it turned out. The stamp set I used is SU Season of Peace. I created the snow using white liquid applique and some dazzling diamonds. The colors I used for the trees are SU Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Always Artichoke. I embossed the saying with silver embossing powder. The snowflakes were punched from vellum.
Front view of the card.
View from the top.
You can click here to see a video on how to create a Bendi Frame Card.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Glitter, Glitz and Bling

Sunday, August 17, 2014


I have enjoyed teaching myself how to watercolor.  This is the first time, I tried my hand at "waves."  I used several stamps to create the scene: sea grass and a adirondock chair. I stamped the images with Stazon ink onto watercolor paper and then used watercolor paint. The adirondack chair was applied with foam tape.

Front View

Close Up View

Friday, August 15, 2014


This card was created using the emboss resist technique with watercolors. I had this large background stamp for a long time so I thought it would make a cool background for a male card.

Check out Watercolor 101 challenge - Emboss Resist

Friday, August 8, 2014

A Flower Blooms Once

Here is my first watercolor card. I started teaching myself how to watercolor after watching some YouTube videos. What do you think? Do you have any YouTube channels or websites you recommend I check out while learning?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Cool Winter Wishes

This card measures 4 x 4 square card. The background circle measures 2 1/2 inches. I colored the penquin with copics: R20, R22, B0000, B000, R29 and R59. I added some felt snowfakes and diamond dust for extra sparkle.

Sunday challenges I participated in:
- Sentimental Sunday: Christmas
- Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas / Winter #36 Embellish It
- Stamping Sensations - August Challenge Anything Goes

Monday, July 28, 2014

Get Well Soon

I have been inspired to try using things I have laying around my craft room for this card. I wanted to try and layer as many things onto this card. I truly love the way it turned out. I created the background using silver ink on the inside of an embossing folder. After it was embossed, I sprayed the background with pearl ex powder. The lace dolly, silver twine, sequins and rhinestone were added.

Sunday challenges I participated in:
- 613 Avenue Create #82 Anything Goes w/optional use a sentiment
- Pile It On - #30 Embossing
- Outlawz Challenges Paper a la Mode - Get Well or Sympathy

Front of the card
Close up of the card front

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Today’s card features many die cuts, bling and sponging. I die cut out two scrolls and then several different flower shapes. The flowers were sponged with ink to add depth. The background was created using steel wool and dipped into pink and green inks. This is a simple and easy technique to get your backgrounds looking like splatted ink.

Challenges I participated in:
- Though The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes (Tuesday)
- Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (Monday)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Old Fashion Charm

Here's a simple card with charm. I stamped the toile backgroung stamp in blue ink on white cardstock. Using the same stamp, I stamped the women in Momento Black ink. I colored theimage with Copics: Dress- B0000, B000, B00, B00, Background - V00, Hair - E11, E13, Tree - E31, Leaves - G00, G24. Finishing touches layered on blue oval and added ribbon.

Challenges I participated in: Graph'It Colour Challenge - #27 Anything goes with markers. Sister Act Card Challenge - #64 Anything Goes.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Frolicking Frog

I love learning new techniques or revisiting old ones. Today's card is a called a Magic Card. This card is like a pocket and when you pull the tag the message/image appears. This was created using a retired SU Frolicking Frogs stamp set. The main image was colored with Copics: Frog (Y02, YG03, YG67, G21, g24, G28), Frog spots (RV23, RV19, RV14, RV04), the Mushroom (E13, E15, E18, B02, B05, B06). You can watch a video on how to create your own "Magic Card" here.

Wednesday challenges I participated in:*Addicted to Stamps and More -#82 Coloring,*Handmade Harbor - Bright and Happy,*Little Red Wagon - #224 Pocket,*WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Simple Life

Today's project is a simple but sweet Valentine's Day card. This card was created using a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sheet of cardstock. That's right four cards out of an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock. I came across this card size after watching a video created by babytweetums. You can see the video here. I like the size of this card. What do you think?

Sunday challenges I participated in:*Challenges 4 Everybody - #38 Anything Goes,*Eclectic Ellapu - From the Heart, *Glitter n Sparkle - #71 Valentines/Add some Red,*Lacy Sunshine - Use a Sentiment,*Pile It On - #6 Stripes and/or dots,*Outlawz - Love is in the Air.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mini Valentine Treat Box

Today's project is anything but a card. So, how about a Valentine mini treat box?  This would be great to make for your kids class mates or your co-workers. Would you make this project?

1. You will need pink cardstock measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.
2. Score on the long side at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 5" & 6 3/4".
3. Rotate 90 degrees and score at 1 1/2" & 4".
4. Fold on all score lines.
5. Cut following the template (photo below).
6. Decorate the outside of the box using the score lines as your guide.
7. Place the sides together and punch using SU small oval. You will punch both holes at one time. This will make sure your holes line up.
8. Fold in the sides and use red tacky tape to adhere together.
9. Add the ribbon and tag.

Monday challenges I participated in: *All Crafts Challenges - Anything but a card, *Classy Cards n' Such - Pink, *Craftin Desert Divas - Pink & White, *Craft Your Passion - Love, *Kaboodle Doodles - Valentine, *Make it Monday - AG, *Make My Monday - Anything but a card.

Monday, February 3, 2014


Today's card features the scored grid technique. The background was first scored into a square grid and then the French script background was stamped in brown ink. The edges were sponged with brown ink as well. Then the background was stamped using the Brocade stamp. The flowers were created using the Bo Ho Blossom punch, the scallop circle and oval punches. Ribbon and pearls were added as embellishments. Click here to see a tutorial on Scored Grid Technique.

Challenges I participated in: *Challenges 4 Everybody - #38, * Anything Goes (Sun),*Lacy Sunshine - #26 Use a Sentiment (Sun), *Pile It On - #5 Add Ribbon to creations, *That Craft Place - Valentine/Love (Sun), *One Crazy Stamper -February Anything Goes,*Outlawz - Anything Goes (Thurs).

Saturday, February 1, 2014


I challenged myself to create a card using two colors. Today's card colors are red & white Valentine card. This card takes some time to create due to all the tiny punch white flowers glued to the center of a white die cut heart. To make this card die cut a large heart out of the center of a piece of white cardstock. Keep that heart, you will cut it down and use it to glue the tiny white flowers. After all the flowers is glued then add red stickles to the center of each. I think you can see how to create the rest of the card by the photo.

Saturday challenges I participated in: *2 Sisters - Embossing, *A Gem of a Challenge - #112 All you need is love, *Addicted to CAS - #30 Love, *Allsort - #244 Love is in the air, *Kitty Bee Designs - #16 Valentine, *Sweet Stampin - Love/Valentine, *Outlawz (M) - AG.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Thoughts of You Warm My Heart

Today's card is a sweet Valentine's card. The heart was die cut out and the negative heart image was used as well. The heart die cut was sponged with brown ink and stamped with the sweet saying. The ribbon was added next. The background was embossed and then the edges were sponged with brown ink. I added some pattern paper behind the main layer. I felt this project was a great use of cardstock. What do you think?

Challenges I participated in:*A Creative Romance - Show us some Love,*Bloggers - Embossing,*Crafty Catz – #216,*Delicious Doodles - #73,*Sister Act Card Challenge - #42,*Totally Papercrafts – #204,*The Outlawz Challenge - Anything Goes.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Winter Fun

Hello Hump Day. This digital image is by Polkdoodles. I love using Copics and find it is so, easy to blend the colors. Copics used on this image are Jeans (B06, B14, B45), Scarf (G21, G24, YG03, YG67, G00), Coat/Scarf (Y11, Y21, W3, W5), Snowman C1, C3).

What alcohol markers do you use and why? The layout was created with many scraps of pattern paper and I used stickles in the middle of the snowflakes and round the main circle.

Challendges I participated in: *Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #20 Make it Cute or Sweet,*Party Time Tuesdays - PTTYDD #157 Anything Goes,*Shopping Our Stash - #128 Outdoorsy Theme, *Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes,*Make it Crafty - Blue and Yellow,*Kaboodle Doodles - Baby, It's Cold Outside.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Love Snow

Today's card has many layers of pattern paper. This digital image is from Polkadoodles and colored with Copic markers. I added some stickles for spark and shine. Leave me a comment and tell me what that one thing you’ll never part with is.

Challenges I participated in: *Polkadoodles - Anything Goes, *Challenges 4 Everybody - #37 Anything Goes,*My Sheri Crafts - #125 Use a Digi,*Paper Creator's Crafts - #19 Anything goes, *Outlawz challenge - Anything goes.

Friday, January 24, 2014

It's a Guy Thing

I pulled out some extra paper and accessories to create this card. Mixing old with new always works for me. How about you? Do you have some old favorites? This I loved how the new washi tape went with the twine. This digital image was colored with Copics. The following colors were used: Shoes (C1, C3, and C5), Cat (y21, Y13, YR24), Dog (E41, E43), Hair (E13, E15, and E18), T-Shirt (Boooo, Booo, Boo C1, C3) Sleeves (R08, R29, C1, E09) and Skin (E00, e02, E11).

Comments are welcomed!

Challenges I particpated in: *Digitally Sweet - #72 Anything Goes,*Totally Papercrafts - #203 One for the Boys,*2 Creative Chicks - #10 Anything Goes,*Cards Galore Encore - #1 Anything Goes,*Doodle Pantry - #42 Anything Goes, *Oozak - #28 Anything Goes: Something Old/Something New.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Today's card is very simple with a unique color combination for Valentine's Day. This card was created using the Glitter Window Technique and one of the first techniques I learned. Sometimes it nice to go back and review previous techniques.

Glitter Window Technique:
1. Once you have your opening - simply adhere a piece of our clear packing tape in the window so that the sticky side is facing the front of your project.
2. Now coat that sticky surface with our Dazzling Diamond Glitter.
3. Then layer white card stock behind your glittered window.
4. You can see a video here.

Challenges I participated in:*4 Krafty Girlz - # 10 Anything Goes, *Aud Sentiments Challenge - #98 Any Sentiment, *Divas by Design - Anythign Goes, *Inky Impressions - SIO - #143 Ribbon, *Little Red Wagon - #221 CAS.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Vintage Inspired

Here is an vintage card made with new stuff. I loved how all the items worked together. The edges of the card was sponged with Chocolate Brown. I loved how this card turned out. What do you think?

Stamp set: SU Shop Around Wheel
Ink: SU Chocolate Brown
Paper: SU Chocolate Brown and Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: Lace, SU Flower, Ribbon, Brass clip and pearls.

Monday Challenges I particpanted in:*Artistic Inspirations - #75 Anything Goes/Ribbon, *Card Mania - #38 Anything Goes, *Creative Creations Challenge Blog - Less is More,*Imagination Crafts - (January) Anything Goes, *Make it Monday - Anything Goes.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Up, Up & Away

A good sketch, pretty paper and a versatile stamp set. These are the key ingredients in the card I created for you. This card was created with the SU Up, Up and Away stamp set and various ink colors. The pattern paper has gold strips so, I add some gold to the balloons. The finishing touches were orange gingham ribbon, gold string and a glittery pink foam heart.

Tuesday challenges I participated in: *Crafty Sentiment Designs - AG,*Inky Chicks - #20,*LEJ Designs - #85,*Pause Dream Enjoy- #1,*Through The Craft Room Door - AG.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Make this pretty cut and fold Valentine for your sweetheart. I choose to go easy with today's card by not stamping but, instead using up some stickers and materials I had laying around.

I used the SU Lacey Brocade embossing folder on the white background. Then, I used SU Heart border punch along with a free template I found on the internet. Using low-tack tape or plastic-tack attach the Valentine Cut and Fold Pattern to the some pattern paper. Using your craft knife or scissors, carefully cut along each of the lines making sure that you cut through both the pattern and the paper underneath.Remove the pattern. Fold back each of the half-heart cut outs. I did have to apply a small amount of glue to hold the hearts down. To cover up the center I adhered a foam glitter circle and a heart sticker. You can download the pattern here.

Monday challenges I participated in: *Artistic Inspirations - #74, *Card Mania - #38, *Craft Your Passion - #196, *Crafty Boots - AG, *Created with Love Challenge - #72, *Make it Monday - AG.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


I love Valentine's Day. Here's a card created using Mojo Monday #277 sketch. The stamps are from Studio G and I colored the hearts with Copics (RV13, RV14, R27 & R59). I added two black pearls to the bottom left. I used a black Copics (B100 & B110) to color the off white pearl to black (second photo). This is another way to use your Copics.

Saturday challenges: *Colour Me Creative Challenge - #84, *Suzy Bees' Bloomin Challenge - #11.
Sunday challenges: *Challenge 4 Everybody - #37, *Pile it On - #2, *The Squirrel & the Fox - #61.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Deck the Halls

I know Christmas is over but I have a few more Christmas cards to share with you. You could use the layout to create a diffetent theme. The card was created with the SU Wishing You stamp set, Pretty Print Textured folder, and the saying from the Christmas Messages stamp set. This card was CASE from Kareen over at Stampin Stuff.

Wednesday challenges I participated in: *ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas, *Crafter's Cafe - #45, *Penny's Paper Crafty - AG, *Nut Crafters - #59, *Wordart Wednesday - AG.


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