Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stenciled Thanks

Hello everybody! How's your week coming along? I've been playing around with stencils and inks, and I thought I'd post this card for you.

Using a Mix-ables Stencil by My Favorite Things called Funky Florals, I taped it over the white cardstock and gently tapped the images with SU Strawberry Slush, Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed inks. Taking off the stencil was like Christmas! Voila! Suddenly I had a pretty image with lots of flowers! I added a piece of old red ribbon from my stash for the final step after adding the sentiment from Reverse Confetti.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thinking of You

Hello everyone! How are you today? I'm back with another card including a stamped image by Phyllis Harris at Unity Stamp Company. This one is called Present In My Heart. I just love her designs. They're so sweet, and the sentiments get right to the heart of the message.

For this card, I stamped a background using a huge stamp block by Heidi Swapp. On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped and colored the main image using Copic markers, and then I die cut it into a circle using Spellbinders Circle Dies. The butterflies were created with a punch by Martha Stewart. All of this was layered onto blue cardstock and placed onto a white cardbase. The sentiment is from Theresa Momber's Elegant Florals 2 at Gina K Designs and says "Thought of you today...and smiled." What a lovely sentiment! This card could go to anybody, but I'm thinking of family again.

I hope you enjoyed this card today. Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sending Blessings Your Way

Hello everybody! How's your weekend? It's been a nice, relaxing day for me -- a good time to get creative!

The image for this card is one of my favorites and is created by Phyllis Harris at Unity Stamp Company. Since most of my family is far away, this stamp will come in handy for several cards. I almost tear up every time I see one of her stamp sets because they are so sweet and I miss my family so much. They really get to the heart of the message. (I purchased a couple other stamp sets of hers that you will see in future posts. All are very sweet.)

OK, enough of the that! I'm about to tear up just thinking about it.

After stamping on white cardstock, I colored the image with Copic markers and then layered it onto patterned paper by Stampin Up! Finally, I added a few die cut flowers from Impression Obsession.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits and comments very much, and I hope to see you again real soon!

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Hello everyone! How are you? Thank you so much for your prayers and good wishes during my recent bout with hives. I dare not even LOOK at a can of paint again!

I'm here today to share a card I will post in Virginia's View Challenge, where it asks for cards with Dimension.

For this card I used a stamp set from Gina K Designs called Elegant Florals 2 by Theresa Momber. In fact, this is a CASE of her card she demonstrated.

First I sponged Fresh Asparagus ink onto white cardstock, then stamped the fern image using the "stamping off" technique. On separate cardstock I stamped and colored the tulip image with Copic markers. After cutting it out, I popped it up onto the sponged cardstock using pop-dots (thus, the dimension for the Challenge). Finally, I stamped the sentiment on the top of the card. This was all layered onto black and then a card base in Wild Lilac.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits and comments very much, and I hope to see you again soon!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Happy Birthday, Coleman!

Hi there! How are you today? I have a very Clean and Simple card for you this time. I realize isn't THAT different from all my other posts, but I think I left off some bling this time that could've made it a little more interesting if I'd had more mojo. (These hives are still driving me crazy. We brought in the last freshly-painted, two drawers and I ended up with twice as many hives! Meds have been started, so they'll fade soon, I hope.)

Anyway, this card is for my son's birthday. He turned 29 on the day before Easter. Can't believe he's that old! He and his wife had a birthday party where they live in Glendale, CA. Wish I could've been there, but the miles between us are too far.

I used a Sizzix die by Stephanie Barnard at Stamps of Life. All of the dies you need are included in the Sizzix die envelope that comes with it, so putting this together was easy. I used some "sticker paper" on the back of everything I die cut so it would stick without the need of glue. There's lots more you could add to the cupcake, like little packages around it, other candles, etc. Like I said, all those dies are included. I just didn't feel like overdoing it since this was for my son. I signed the bottom part of it where there's just blue cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Easter

Hi! How are you today? I thought I'd add this Happy Easter card before it got to be too late to join in on the fun at Mod Squad Challenges.

Again, I used the Eggstra Special Stamp/Die set from Lawn Fawn for my card. I dry embosssed the background on some hot pink paper and then die cut the Sizzix Label, basket & bunny after coloring with Copics.

This was a very CAS card to make. I'm staying as simple as I can, since I'm still itching, scratching and aching from my paint allergy. YES! I found out I'm allergic to the paint I used on my Kitchen Cabinet Doors project. It was worth it, anyhow. Wanna see?

This is only half the kitchen, but you get the idea. The doors had been solid dark brown before we ordered new ones to paint. Now it seems like the kitchen is twice as big...until somebody else walks in! Then it's crowded as ever, but it's a happy crowd. We can even see the sun coming in on the doors now. Love it!

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Saturday, March 28, 2015


Hi everybody! How's your day coming along? We're hanging the cabinet doors today, so I'm happy. This has been a week-long project, and I'm ready to be DONE. You know how you feel when everything is a mess? You feel like a mess, and that's me right now. I'd love to sweep that hallway, scrub the kitchen counters and get my belongings back in the cabinets again. Not gonna happen just yet, but close. That helps.

You know what else helps? CREATING CARDS! I knew that would help me feel better, so I found a little round spot on the table that was clear and I went to work. I just received this bicycle stamp/die set from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life, so I was itching to use it. (Speaking of which, I've broken out in itchy spots all over my body. Any hints?)  The hot-air balloon, sun and clouds are also from SOL. I love her products!

I used patterned paper from North Pole paper pad by American Crafts. It's full of green and red patterned papers, and I'm enjoying it immensely. For sky, I sponged Salty Ocean Distress Inks onto white cardstock.

I found Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge and will add my card to their linkup. I'm also entering it in Darnell's NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits and comments very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stretch Your Dies Day 7!

Hello! I'm back with -- can you believe it -- homework for DAY 7 at Stretch Your Dies with Online Card Classes! That means I'm DONE! WooHoo!

Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed every moment of this class. I just thought I'd never get the homework done. The kitchen cabinet doors are finally going up, too, which means they are out of my hallway! YES! The sweet things in life that mean so much...hmmm. Gotta think about that one.

Anyway, I was happy to get out my new alphabet dies for the lesson. We were learning different ways to use them, and I chose the one for the background. I cut them out twice on one piece of white cardstock and then glued it onto another piece of white.  Thank goodness the dies were still in one piece and not broken up yet. That made this a lot easier. I think I'll keep them that way.

The sentiment is from Gina K Designs Birthday Essentials Stamp TV Kit. I just used a scrap piece of grey paper for that. Then I die cut a Spellbinder's Butterfly, layered the white top onto the pink bottom and then added a little bling to finish it off.

Done! YAY!

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your patience as I got through this class. Your comments and visits mean the world to me. Hope to see you again real soon ~