Saturday, February 4, 2017


I have been making a slew of valentines and birthday cards.  I wanted to share a couple with you today.

The first one is a valentine for my sweet granddaughter.  She loves cats and this Penny Black stamp set is just an adorable one with a lot of cute valentine images.

I water colored using Ranger Distress Inks.  I also used Bristol paper which, I think, takes the water color so much better and is a brighter white.

This is a valentine for my grandson.  This is an older stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.   I stamped, copic colored and cut out the monsters and the little letters. I layered it all on a die cut heart and patterned paper from Crate Paper.

This last one I used a  die cut from Lil' Inker stamps.  I just love their new release.  I die cut it from red paper and white heat embossed the word 'Love' on the hearts.  I then inlaid the die cut on the card front on Crate Paper patterned paper.  I added a few colored epoxy hearts on the front.

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you soon.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

It Has Been Awhile.....

I know I have been neglecting this blog for a quite awhile now, but I think ALL my projects will slow down and I will have more time to devote to this blog.  So I did a Happy New Year card and thought it was a good idea to post it as a new start for my blog.

Using black cardstock I stamped the Happy New Year with a Winnie & Walter stamp set    I used Cosmic Shimmer silver paint  and a  fireworks stencil that was included in a SSS card kit last summer.   I embossed with Ranger Silver embossing powder and added sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. It is mounted on a white card base.

I hope you all have a great new year and I will be back soon.

Friday, October 7, 2016

OCC Wild Card-Day 5

Today's lesson Gift Giving and Light Up Cards, was fabulous.  Kristina Werner demonstrated how to put a card together using Chibi lights and it was the best turtorial on this process that I have seen and I think I will give it a try.  I never bought any of the components because it looked so complicated.  I chose to do a card demonstrated by Yana S., which was displaying a gift card on the front of the card in a pocket designed to hold it.

I began by using a background stamp and clear embossing the front of the card panel. I die cut the balloons from an Simon Says Stamp die,  copic colored them and added Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen on top, but it is very hard to see here.    I liked this idea and will use it in the future.  I think having the gift card on the front of the card and incorporating it into the card design works well. A lot of steps but worth it if you really want to give it to someone special.

OCC Wild Card Day 4

Very busy yesterday, this is the first time I have had a chance to post what I created for the class.  The emphasis was on shaker cards.  New techniques were posted, which were fantastic, but I didn't have most of the supplies needed.  I did make a shaker card, though.

I kind of followed Kathy R.'s card, using fun foam.  I have made shaker cards with fun foam before and it is easier, to me, then adhesive foam tape.  The little snowflakes are iridescent and they appear pink in this picture, IRL they look the same color as the card. :)  This is a die from Simon Says Stamp. The sequins are from Lucy's Little Things, the mix is called Apple Ice, her sequin combinations are so pretty.

Thanks for coming by, and I will probably have another post up today which will feature a card from Day 5 of this class.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

OCC Wild Card-Day 3

Demonstrated in today's lesson were pop-up cards.  Now that there are dies to make pop-ups, I will make them more often. I just don't have good x-acto knife skills.  :)  and all that measuring gave me a headache. lol  I think I attempted one at some point, but gave up.......

I used Lawn Fawn Pop-Up dies, and they are really easy to use, didn't have any problems.  The images are from MFT Jingle All the Way  and colored with copics.   I used patterned paper for the floor and wallpaper and a Memory Box die for the window. The rug is from MFT Merry Christmoose. The card really needed something in that space and the rug worked perfectly.  I did enjoy making this and really want to make more. is the how I finished the outside of the card.

The card was bulky so I did make a band to help keep it closed.  I used snowflake vellum for the band and an image from the same stamp set.

Thanks for coming by, see you soon.....

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

SSS Monday Challenge-Halloween

I made this for my daughter and her husband.  Their dog is nothing like this dog, he is a very cheerful golden retriever, but if you put a costume on him, not sure how he would react. :)

This is Art Impressions Howl-o-ween stamp set.  This stamp set is so stinking cute, I made several cards from this set.  The images are all colored with copics.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

See you soon.......

OC-Wild Card-Day 2 Movement

Today's lesson demonstrated interactive cards-sliders, pull tab and spinners.  There are a lot of steps but once you have made a card with movement it gets easier.  Actually, the step that took the most time was trying to get the penny into the slider, not that it was hard, but that I kept losing the penny!! I would drop it and it would roll to parts unknown in my craft room, I would get another one and it would happen again, and I really spent too much time looking for it. :)  Anyway the next time I just grabbed 3 or 4 pennies and figured if I lost it again, they would be right there.

The stamp set is Lawn Fawn's Toboggan Together.    I used the sled, packages, penguin and tree images.  I copic colored them and used some super fine glitter on the package bows.  I also used a Spectrum Noir glitter pen (love it!).  I attached the twine to the sled and the penguin and it does actually look like the penguin is pulling the sled  when the slider moves.  I had a good time making this (except for the penny incidents) :)

See you soon....