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.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Owl Will Always Love You

Here is a clean and simple punch owl Valentine. This would be a great project to use up scraps. The tree branch was created from a red pipe cleaner. The "heart" leaves were created from confetti. Who knew?

How to make the owl:
Step 1: Punch out one - 2 1/2 circle (body). Next, using the 1" circle punch. Punch a half circle at the top. Punch a football shape from another pattern paper 

Step 2: Punch two - scallop circles at of pattern paper. These will make the wing of the owl. Count off five scallops and cut into the center.

Step 3: Using the 1" circle punch, punch two circles from white cardstock. This will be the eyes.

Step 4: Using the 1/4" circle punch, punch two circles from black cardstock. This will be the centers of the eyes.

Step 5: Layer the pieces to create the owl. Cut a small triangle from solid cardstock for the nose.

Tuesday challenges I participated in: *Papertake Weekly - AG, *TTCRD - AG, *Outlawz - Color Chalkenge.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside

We have a wind chill warning here in Missouri. It might get to 3 degrees this afternoon. So, the title of this card does fit the mood. This is a A2 size gift card holder.

How to:
1. Cut cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11. Score on the 11" side @ 5 1/2" & 2 1/2". Stamped the background swirls in dark purple. I sponged the edges with dark blue and purple for a distressed look.

2. I stamped the main image (SU Polar Express) with black Mememto ink and colored it with Copics. Colores used: Bears (B0000, B000, B00), Sled (E13, E15, E18), Snow (E41, E43).

3. On the 2 1/2 scored side, take the 1" circle punch & punch out a half circle. This will allow easy access of inserting the gift card. Apply glue on the side of the 2 1/2 scored side. Leaving the top open to insert the card.

4. Mat the main image on black cardstock. I added some dazzling diamonds to reflect the snow. Adhere this image to the front of the 2 1/2" pocket side.

5. Create a banner and glue it down on the right side. I stamped the saying in blake ink and adhered it on the top of the banner flag. Finish off with a snowflake and a pearl. The ribbon keeps the gift card pocket close.

Challenges I participated in: *613 Avenue Create - #52, *Challenges 4 Everyone - #37, *Crafting When We Can - #60, *Glitter & Sparkle - #66, Sentimental Sunday - #188.

I enjoy hearing comments on my creations or become a follower. Stay warm & enjoy your day.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Warm Winter Comforts

In winter, warm mittens does keep us warm and comfortable. This card has alot of glitz but no mess when it was created. The pattern paper lead to the design of this card. The mittens were cut from the Cricut and punches (snowflakes). The two different texture of the ribbons added another layer to the card. The white snowflake is a button topped with a blue rhinestone.  I love the color scheme. What about you?

Thanks for stopping by. Please take a minute to leave a comment or become a follower. Getting feedback is nice to hear. :-)

Challenges I participated in: *Addicted to CAS - #29, *Allsorts -#20, *Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge -#10, *The Hobby House - Ribbon.

Friday, January 3, 2014

I <3 Cats

My first Valentine's card for the warm and fuzzy season. I feel we should show love to our family and friends throughout the year. This card was created using a Penny Black stamp. The image was stamped twice. I pop dotted the cats paws holding the heart. I sponged blue and green on the center square to create a background scene. The cat was colored with Copics (Y11, YR21, YR24, YR14 & E37). For embellishments, I added a white heart brad and twine.

Friday challenges I participated in: *Brown Sugar - #25, *Card Makin' Mamas - AG, *Keep it Simple - #30, *Polkadoodles - AG, *Simply Create Too - #52 (1/16), *Sisters Act - #38 (1/10), *Outlawz - Copics (1/09).

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Animal Fun Gift Card

What if you combine a giftcard and a match stick card ideas, what do you get?  This new gift card layout. This sliding gift card element is not a new idea - but a clever way to make a flap to hold the card is.
Step 1- Gather one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Kraft cardstock. For the first step,  cut the Kraft cardstock at 4 1/4" by 11". With the 11" side horizontal, score at 1 3/4" and  7". Second step, using the remining Kraft cardstock cut 3 1/4" by 6 3/4". With the 6 3/4 horizontal in the score pal and score at 1/2" and 5".
Step 2 - Locate  the 4 1/4" by 11" piece. Using the envolope board place the 4 1/4" end into the envolpe board on the 1" mark, punch. Flip over and place again at the 1" mark, punch. You just created the flap cutout.
Step 3 - I used the retired SU Polar Express stamp set. Took the small swirl stamp in the set along with brown ink and stamped the background. Next, I stamped the main image and colored it using Copics [(bears - B0000, B000, B00), (sled - E13, E15, E18), (snow - E41, E43)]. Lay the matted image to the side.
Step 4 - On the card base apply red tape on each short side of the 1 3/4" flap. Don't put tape in the center, you will be putting the smaller Kraft piece in the pocket.
Step 5 - Locate the 3 1/4" by 6 3/4"  Kraft cardstock piece. Fold the large section up. You will fold the 1/2" scored piece to the back. Place red tape on the 1/2" piece.
Step 6 - Place this piece inside the base card. Remove the red tape and simply clise the card. It will attach itself to the slider right where it should be.
Step 7 - Finish the front of the card as desire. You can see a video on this card by clicking here.
January Challenges I particpated in: *Animal Friends - *Cards Galore Encore - *Flat Friends - *One Crazy Stamper - *The Crafting Challenges - *The Crafting Cafe.


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