Saturday, February 28, 2015


Hello my friends! How are you today? I hope the weather has calmed down wherever you live. Here in North Carolina, the sun is out but the temperature is low. I'm ready for March and warmer weather, how about you?

This card was created using some new products. The background was stamped with Sweet Stamp Shop's Drops Background. I used ink from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life for the Strawberry Red on top and the Blueberry Blue on the bottom. The paper used for the die cut sentiment is also from SOL, but the die itself was from Stampin Up! (Hello You Thinlets by Sizzix). I love these sentiment dies because they aren't too thin or too heavy. They stick well if you use Sizzix Adhesive Sheets behind the die when cutting, like I did for this card.

To be honest, I saw a card similar to this on the Sweet Stamp Shop site and decided to try it, so this is actually a CASE.

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

Friday, February 20, 2015

LOTS and LOTS of Love!

Hello everybody! I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted a card. Life has kept me busy with car trouble and a root canal. Then I slipped on some icy steps and fortunately landed on my rump where there's plenty of padding. :) Oh, yes, I've been having FUN...NOT! It's all over now, thank goodness, so I'm here with a card, FINALLY!

I have to admit this design is not an original by me. I saw this on YouTube (can't find the link now) and fell in love with it. With two sons living clear across the country, I like to send them mail just to remind them their Mom in North Carolina loves them a lot. This card seems to fit that description.

The stamps and dies are from Simon Says Stamps Sending Happy Thoughts set. Because I like to send cards to my sons, I felt this was the perfect set for me, and I love every bit of it. The stamp set is full of sentiments such as "Thinking of You," "Happy Mail" and "Sending Lots of Love, Prayers & Love and Happy Thoughts" that would obviously make any recipient thrilled to get some mail. This set is obviously very popular, as I had to wait several weeks to receive it from back order. I'm so happy it's here now!

For this card, I die cut the word "Sending" in foil paper (a gift from a dear friend) that had adhesive backing. That was a lifesaver, because that word comes out so delicately I would've never been able to glue it. The envelopes were all fussy cut and paper-pieced. I used new paper from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life 6 x 6 patterned paper pad which has a lot of fun patterns. Finally, I stamped a few red hearts around the sentiment just for fun.

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

Saturday, February 7, 2015


Hello! How's your day coming along? It's a bright, sunny day here in North Carolina, but the temps are still low and it's COLD! That means it's a good day to be crafting!

My card is a CASE of the second card above by Kylie Purtell for the Time Out Challenges. As soon as I saw the picture, I decided to enter. For my card, I used some paper from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life. I just love these pinks! The flowers are from a jar of Prima Flowers that I sprayed with Inkadinkado's Rasberry and Recollections Simply Pastel Pink Shimmer. After they dried, I added a spritz of Sparkle by Imagine Crafts. Finally, I added greenery from a Sizzix Flowers, Branches & Leaves die. The tag and sentiment are from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life.

This card took a lot of steps, but I really enjoyed creating the various layers. Embossing the background added an extra touch before adding the tag with all the greenery and flowers. Finally, the sentiment only took one stamp, and I added a piece of hot pink on the inside before layering it with white.

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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

One More Cat Card

Hello! How is everyone today? I'm so glad you're here to see yet another cat card. I can't get enough of these cat dies from Top Dog Dies!

This card inspiration came from the actual Top Dog site. The paper and ink match perfectly because they're both from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life. I LOVE how you can hardly tell what's stamped and what's die cut because all the colors match so well...BUT, I'll go ahead and tell you.

The circles were stamped, using various stamps from Stamps of Life. The fish, ball of yarn and food dish were die cut. Isn't that neat? When people see the actual card, they have to look twice. I used a dark orange beaded square for the cat to sit on, and I added small pearls for the eyes of the cat.

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

P.S. Some of you have commented on my new picture. Thank you very much! It was taken by Life Touch Photography here in Wilmington, NC, for my church directory. This was one of the extras that won't go in the book, but I really liked it and decided to use it for an online pic. I appreciate your kind remarks!