Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Cupcake Card.


It's me.  If you're still here...thank you for hanging in.
I've been wanting to get back into making cards, it seems to be a slow process.
So I thought I'd just go with the flow...no pressure...whatever happens...happens. 

And so, this little cutie happened.  The background is from a Project Life pack. I'm not doing Project Life...I just liked this pack.  And it happens to be perfect for cards.
The cupcake is from Michaels, the embossing folder is 'Dainty' by  Lifestyle Arts.  I cut the first circle with Spellbinder's Nestabilities, but then didn't have a coordinating size I liked.  So I fired up the Silhouette and cut one that is the perfect size.  Still learning about the Silhouette, but liking it so far.
So there you go...a simple card...

See you soon.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Happy Birthday Card

Hello again,
These fabulous Penny Black stickers landed in my mailbox last week courtesy of my wonderful friend Barb.  I love Penny Black stickers, they are always so beautiful with such great detail.

 Background embossing folder is from Anna Griffin, stamp is from Stampendous, die cut Lacy Squares from Spellbinder's Nestabilities.
Here's the inside.  Sentiment and tag cut with the Cameo Silhouette.  Loving the Silhouette more each time I use it.

Thanks for dropping by,

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bridal Shower and 90th Birthday.

I've  now had my Cameo Silhouette for probably 2 years.  I think I wasn't ready for it when I got it.  But I've spent the day getting a little more familiar with it and I have to say, I think this might be the start of something wonderful. 

I'm quite thrilled with how the background and sentiment turned out.  Love the gold accents. 

Love this sentiment too.  Both are from the Silhouette store.

That's it...as always thanks for dropping by,

Sunday, May 1, 2016


Hello there,
Working with more Stampin' UP goodies, I made a few more cards.

 The Thank You sentiment is from Stampendous.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Happy Mother's Day Card

With a little help from my friends...and YouTube.  :)
Yes, sometimes it takes a village.  

I signed up for the SU Paper Pumpkin kit a couple of months ago and got to pick a Sale-a-bration stamp set with my order.  The What I Love set is beautiful and I loved creating with it.
I got a lot of help from this YouTube video and a kick in the but to get going from my friend Barb.
The Mother's Day stamp is from the April Paper Pumpkin kit.

Hopefully, this is the start of something...

Ivanka  :)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Baby Boy Baptism Card

I made this for a co worker for her grandson's baptism day.

The image is from Etsy stickers is from Creative Imaginations, embossing folder is from Anna Griffin.

That's it, short and sweet.  :)
Have a great day,

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Happy Birthday

Hello there.
Here's a quick card I made for my daughter's 20th birthday a few weeks ago.  I still have a hard time believing that my baby is 20.  Time has just flown. 
The background is painted with SU ink pads and water pen brush.  The images are from Autumn Leaves and the sentiment is from Tim Holtz.

Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Another Christmas card set.

Here I am...another set of Penny Black sticker cards.  Loving these.  Keeping the design simple and similar in order to get lots of cards done.
The stickers are from Penny Black (Christamas Song), I heat embossed the edges of the stickers with Lindy's Stamp Gang (Golden Angel Wings).  Shimmering cardstock is from Crafter's Companion, embossing folder is from Stamipn' Up (Softly Falling), ribbon is also from Stampin' Up, sentiment stamps are from old Hero Arts (Holiday Wish) Ink is Staz On (Blazing Red).

This week, I'm entering Weekly Christmas Card Challenges blog for week 51, where the challenge is anything goes.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Penny Black Christmas Cards

I've been getting into the swing of Christmas cards.  I'm still having fun using the Penny Black Stickers (Christmas Song), love these.
I adhered the stickers to cardstock, then embossed the edges of the stickers with Lindy's Stamp Gang (Golden Angel Wings) embossing powder.  The background cardstock is shimmering gold dust from Crafter's Companion.  The embossing folder was included with the October issue of UK's Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I stamped Papertrey Ink's sentiment with StazOn ink.  Gold string is from Stampin Up.

I'm entering this clean and layered card into The Card Concept # 44 where the challenge inspiration is Festive Glory.

Thanks so much,

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Confirmation Card

Todays' card is for a coworker, her niece's confirmation was this weekend.  She specifically wanted an image of Mary and the color red incorporated in the card.
Image is from the internet, sentiment is printed on vellum and adhered over the image.  Embossing folder is from Anna Griffin.


Monday, November 9, 2015

Happy Birthday Card

Hello again.  My...a new blog post two days in a row.  Unheard of!!
I've had some time and luckily the creative mojo has decided to return.


This is for my mother in law's birthday.  The sticker is from SRM, embossing folder is from Stampin' UP, everything else is from my stash.  Using it up feels good.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Christmas cards

I've been working on my Christmas cards and have been having a lot of fun using these gorgeous Penny Black stickers ( Christmas Song). 

They're so pretty, not much more is needed on the card.  I adhered the sticker to cardstock, then heat embossed edges with Lindy's Stamp Gang (Golden Angel Wings) embossing powder.  I love this gold powder, its delicate without being overpowering.  The papers are all from my stash, many of them are old K & Co.  Feels great to use them up.  The sentiment is computer generated.
I'm entering my cards in City Crafter Challenge Blog  where the challenge is to make a Christmas card.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

'Tis the Season...

It seems that the last few years, Halloween ends and Christmas begins.  So I might as well join in.  Here are my first cards of the season.


 I've used this vintage Santa image before.  Love him. 

The layout for this card was found on pinterest.  The vellum is from Stampin' Up, the angel image is from Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

See you soon,

Monday, October 26, 2015

Baby boy card.

Quick card for a friend/former coworker. 
Yes...I still make it into the studio for quick trips...hoping to make it longer soon.  If only that creative mojo would join me!!
Baby buggy stamp is from Kaiser Craft, cardstock if from Authentique, Swiss Dots embossing folder.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

So...its been a while!

Hello, my poor neglected blog.
Yes, it's been a while.  Life happens...and my cardmaking has taken a back seat.
But I'm working my way back.  :)

Here's a quick card I recently sent to Julia in university.  Patterned paper, SRM heart sticker, glitter alpha stickers and a tag.  Done.

Hope to be more prolific in future creations.  :)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Season's Greetings/Happy Holidays

Here's today's card. 

All products are from my stash.  The background is a gorgeous vellum that I wish I could find again, it's just perfect for Christmas cards.  Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

As the season gets into high gear, the pretty packages are ready to mail.

These are on their way to two very special friends.   Inspiration came from Pinterest.
The embossed kraft bag is from SRM Stickers here.  Sentiment is also from SRM here.  The ribbon, label punch and stamp are from Stampin' UP!. I dug out the old chalks(which I haven't used for ages) to distress the doilies.
I'm entering this into Virginia's View Challenge # 10, the theme this month is distressing.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to a special blog hop to say good bye and a great big THANK YOU! to Paper Crafts magazine. 
You should have come here from Melania's blog.
Here's my card.  CAS, with a bit of POP.  Lesson learned from the editors of PC magazine.  Their submission calls always encouraged us to make a card stand out...make it pop!  

Thought I'd share the first issue one of my cards was published-Card Creations Vol 2.

Here is that very first card.
My family remembers the day well.  I had submitted several times with no luck.
But I kept trying.  And trying.  When this email came through saying one of my cards was picked up for publications, I ran around the house chanting "Pa-Per Crafts, Pa-Per Crafts!!"  Even though my cards had been published in other magazines, it didn't feel like I had 'made it' until my card was published in Paper Crafts.  Amazingly, 20+ of my cards/projects made it into the pages of PC magazine.
Cut to the present...I broke the news to my family when I heard that they were ceasing publications and they all still remember my very first 'Paper Crafts' victory.  And they shared in my sadness.
So thank you Paper Crafts, for challenging me, inspiring me and accepting me into your family of published designers!  The card making world will not be the same without you.
Your next stop is Sweet Stamp Shop.

Thanks for dropping by.  Enjoy the hop and all of the creativity found.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Merry Christmas

Good Morning.  Here's today's card.

The paper is from Melissa Francis and Glitz design.  The frame and poinsettia are from The Paper Studio, sentiment stamp is from SU. 

Happy Saturday.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy Holidays

Hello.  Here's today's card.  I'm revisiting my Anna Griffin days.  I love the elegance of all of her products.  I just can't do all the gorgeous layering that are the cornerstone of any of her cards.
But I think I've captured the elegance at least.  

The paper and sentiment are from the Anna Griffin vault...(I tend to hoard them).  I used the cracked glass technique to give the sentiment some depth and texture.  The gold paper is from American Crafts, die cut is lacey squares from Spellbinders.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

'Tis the Season!

Yes, it's time to start the Christmas cards for 2014.
I'm starting today by playing along with CASology challenge #121, where the cue word is Festive. 

Just looking at this card puts me in a festive mood.  Love these stocking stickers from Jolee's and the frame stickers from The Paper Studio.  The embossed Holiday Frame from Stampin' UP! makes the perfect background.  And a little Martha Stewart glitter does not hurt either.  :)
Here's a couple more...

Thanks for stopping in today.