Friday, February 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs - Feb2017 Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends,

It's that time again... I'm joining the fabulous ladies over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps for their monthly Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop.  If you are not familiar with this hop... it's a fun and crafty way to remind you to do your monthly breast self exam and scheduled your yearly mammogram.

My card is a simple one.  I stamped a background of soft pink heart splashes.  Stamped the ribbon with the same soft pink ink and used my spectrum noir clear sparkle pen to watercolor the ribbon. Once dry, I stamped the "you are loved" sentiment, with fits the theme perfectly, using a darker pink ink. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Your next hop should be to Claire's blog or the Cas-ual Fridays Stamp's blog.  Until next month... be good to yourself. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #60

Hello crafty friends,

Scrapy Land's Challenge #60 is all about adding texture to your cards/projects.  My card today has texture without being too bulky, so it's definitely mail'able.

As you can see I used my die to add texture... by die cutting several giraffes from the same card stock as my card front and gluing them directly onto the card front, I created visual texture and interest.  I ran with that idea and added die cute of the word Happy for more texture.

Here's a picture of the dies I used:

The Baby Giraffe can be found here.  The Die-Versions' Happy is not currently available, but Scrapy Land has many other word dies that would work... here's just a few of them.

Thanks for stop bye today.  Hope you'll join the fun at the Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until 2/19 to submit your projects.  The winner, chosen by the design team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy LOVE Day

Hello crafty friends,

This one's for you.  Thanks for all your continue love and support of my crafty efforts.  Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #59

Hello crafty friends,

I'm so very excited to join the amazing ladies on the Scrapy Land Design Team.   for my first team project I created these two winter theme cards:

I used the following dies for card one... the Lawn Fawn Let It Snow, the Memory Box Winter Cabin Landscape, which is not currently available, but a great alternative would be the Memory Box Quite Cabin Landscape and the Die-Versions Whispers Snowflakes.

I started by die cutting my card front panel with a stitched rectangle die.  Scrapy Land currently has these available.  Next I covered the card front with snowflakes that I die cut from glitter white card stock.  This step took the longest... backing the snowflakes with double side tape made attaching them to the card front super easy.  Next came my die cut landscaping, which I mounted on foam tape and added some diamond stickles for more sparkle.  My finishing touch was to add the "let it snow" die cut over the landscaping die cut.

I used the following dies for card two... the Die-Versions Whispers Snowflakes and the Die-Versions Whispers Skate Around.

I started this card like the one above, by die cutting my card front panel with a stitched rectangle die. I start most of my cards the same way.  Next I die cut several snowflakes from off white glitter card stock backed with double sided tape.   I took my card front and drew a circle and arranged the die cut snowflakes over the pencil line.  I left an open spot for the die cut skates.  The skates I die cut from off white and light gray glitter card stock and paper pieced for added interest.  I added some sequin and enamel dots as a finished touch.

Here are the dies i used today:

Thanks for stop bye today.  Hope you'll join the fun at the Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until 2/12 to submit your projects.  The winner, chosen by the design team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapy Land. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Watercolor Backgrounds

Hello crafty friends,

I made watercolor cards this weekend.  A manly version, which I made for my Uncle-In-Law who turned 70th on Saturday.  Knowing he wouldn't want the big birthday number as the focus, I kept the design cleaner.

I enjoyed making the card so much I made a girly version.  Can you say Margaritas with salty rims :)

They both came out so cool... love them both.   Here's a look of the inside of both cards:

I also made this hostess card for my Cousin-In-Law and her Hubby to thank them for having us over.

Thanks for stopping bye today.  Until next time, take care.

Saturday, January 21, 2017


Hell crafty friends,

I'm showing off this card I made for the Papertrey Ink "MAKE IT MONDAY" Challenge, who's theme is Masked Heart Wreaths.

I die cut my front panel with a stitched rectangle die and using the Little B heart dies, created a heart outline.  I masked my heart and stamped several of the sweet cupcakes from Papertrey Ink Baker's Dozen stamp set.  I colored my cupcakes with my Zig Watercolor Markers and added sparkle with gel pens.  The side view photo below shows the sparkle a little better.  This was a fun card to make and will be perfect for someone special who's bday is coming up.

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you like my card, please leave me a comment and one over on the Papertrey Ink Challenge post.   Take care :)  

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Hello crafty friends,

I like big bold flowers, I can not lie.  I used the big bold and beautiful Mando Magnolia from Essentials by Ellen for all three of my cards.

I love red and purple, so I colored (somewhat poorly) my flowers with said colors using my zig clear brush pens.  I also love sparkle, so I covered all the colored flowers with my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen.   I started all three cards by stamping, coloring and die cutting all the flowers.  You can't tell by these pictures, but all the flowers have dimension, because the matching die set for this stamp has each section/layer of the flower as a stand alone die, so you can die cut all three sections/layers and pop them up with foam tape.

Here's a look at each card:
On this card I started by stamping the flower all over the card front panel, which i first die cut with a stitched die. Next I die cut the black glitter Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame from MFT and arranged my flower inside with some of the petals over the frame and some under.  I finished the card with some stickles on the flowers center, some sequin and really bad enamel dots.  On a side note, my friend and I order several bottles of Ranger Enamel Accents and Ranger Liquid Pearls from and we got a bad batch for sure.  they are thick and take great effort to squeeze out.  Once out they form a peak that's impossible to get rid of.  I know this is not the normal consistency for this product, because I have others that work fine.   I really think we got an old batch. Unfortunately our complains have gone unanswered :(

The next two cards were made in pretty much the same way.

Thanks for stopping bye today.  I'm going to start working on love cards for Valentines this weekend, so I'll be back next week with more cards.