Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friends Forever

Friends Forever is from the Penny Black "mimi's many loves" set.  The design for this is from the Mojo Monday 221. Simon Says Stamp Challenge  and The Shabby Tea Room challenges.  Spellbinder Grand Circle dies were used for the base of the card which is about 4.5 inches.  My Mind's Eye "Love Me" paper both front and back were used.  The stamped image was colored with Copic Markers (E00, R20, R39,12,  YG 61, YG 63).  Antique Linen was used to distress the image and sentiment.  Gem from the stash drawer were used on the end of the twine.  Spellbinder Edgeabilites were used to cut the scallop edge and the heart border.  A white piece of paper was mounted under this.  What a great way to wish all my blog friends a "Happy New Year"  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Just for You

The main image and background are Bella Rose stamp sets (HC 3394 and HC3391) from Heartfelt Creations.  The Just for You is from a JustRite stamp set.  The background set was stamped with a VersaMark embossing pad and embossed with Hero Arts white powder.  .  This was stamped on a 4 x 5.5  piece of Kraft paper that was then distressed with both Antique Linen and Walnut Stain.  This was mounted on a red 4.25 x 5.5 base.   The sentiment was stamped on Kraft paper and cut with a Spellbinder tag then mounted on the red which was used for the card base.  The rose was stamped on white and colored with two green (YG 93 and YG 95) and two yellow  (Y06 and Y08) Copic markers.  This was hand cut.  A seam binding bow colored with Sage Distress Stain and a brown and white twine help finish off the card.  Not a very difficult card to do. .  This was made for Fond Memories and the card is on display at the store.   Hope you enjoy

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holiday to all

A Holiday Greeting to all.  
May this season bring you joy and happiness.
A thank you to all that pay a visit to my blog and may the coming year bring you great happiness and joy.
Santa Bridge (Impression Obsession) was stamped with Memento and then colored with a variety of Copic Markers.  The Christmas snow is enamel with glitter.  A Cuttlebug snowflake folder was used to create the base. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Snowflake greetings

Snowflake and holly is a stamp by Penny Black that I have used here before, but in a totally different look.  Still working on my cards.  Lucky that we have the 12 days of Christmas for me to get them all where they should go.  As a little inspiration I am posting this at Joan's Garden just for the fun.  I would like to put a Thank You to her as I was the lucky winner last week.  The card was stamped with Memento black, distressed with Antique Linen and colored with Copic YG 61 an YG 63,  I added holly using the Viva Paper Pen in red to give it that 3D effect.  A snowflake gem from Hero Arts and some red and white twine put some finishing touches on the card,  Green and red paper from the stash finally make this a card.  Very simple, which is good as I am making several.  Hope you enjoy

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Greetings

I may have found a card to mass produce to get those last minute holiday greetings done.  I also am posting this at Joans Gardens for the Christmas card anything goes challenge.  This card is made with the Penny Black amaryllis stamp.  Copic markers R81, R85, YG93, YG95, YR14, YR65 E35 were used to color the image.  Stickles  Frosted lace was used on the flower and the flower pot.  A Merry Christmas greeting from Hero Arts was stamped in black.  A little distress ink was used on the edges.  Both of these were mounted on glitter paper by American Crafts.  This was mounted on  "Peppermint Pomegranate" by WeR Memory Keepers.  In the end a simple card.  Hope you enjoy

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Frosty Greetings

This cute snowman is an itty bitty by Unity (Winter Joy) and was colored with a variety of Copic Markers.  The background is an Impression Obsession Snowflake background stamp that was heat embossed.  Hero Arts embossing powder was used.  The new Distress Evergreen Bough was used to color the background and also to distress the Merry Christmas greeting.  The greeting was cut with a Spellbinder Ribbon Banner.  The stamped image was cut with a Spellbinder Circle and mounted on a glitter paper by American Crafts.  The whole card is mounted on the glitter paper.  The ball of the hat and the snow around the snowman were created using glossy accents and Hero Arts glitter.  Simple which is good as I do have to get my cards done.  I also  am putting this into Joan's Gardens challenge.  The challenge is to make a Christmas card.  Hope your enjoy.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Masculine Birthday

Everyone has that person in their family that finding the perfect card for is difficult.  Not this year for me.  My son-in-law is going to have a good laugh when he gets this card.  A little paper-(Bazzill, Kraft, and Paper Loft-Hooked on Fishing), some glossy accents, flower soft, a couple of Copic markers (Y18 and C0), three Hero Arts-Hero Hues and the making for the card begins.  The two stamps are both from DRS Designs.  The glossy accents and flower soft were used to create the foam look.  I did add some Distress Ink around the edges to put a finish to them.
  What a simple card.  Fun to make.  Hope you will enjoy.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Merry Christmas Tag

Joan's Garden is sponsoring a tag challenge this week.  My tag is simple to make. A tag was embossed using Hero Arts embossing powder and an Impression Obsession Snowflakes background stamp.  A small amount of Distress Antique Linen was used followed by Distress Ink Evergreen Bough.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set and stamped in black.  A Spellbinder poinsettia was cut, dry embossed and distressed with the Evergreen Bough.  A Candi dot from Craftworkcards was colored and completed the flower.  Seam binding was distressed for color and a ribbon from the stash pile finished off the tag.  Very simple and this was fun to make.
Hope you enjoy

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth is a simple card created for this holiday season.  As a bonus it is being entered into the Shabby Tea Room photo inspiration  "Winter Picnic" challenge.  Peace on Earth is from the Cricket cartridge "Beyond Birthdays" cut from glitter paper by American Crafts.  This was placed on paper that was stamped with Impression Obsession C-A-C Damask background stamp with Versa Mark and white embossed.  An off white bow made out of seam binding was added.  A pearl pin and an embellishment from my stash finish off the card.  This was all mounted on the glitter paper by American Crafts.  Hope you enjoy

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas gift card holder

JustRite is hosting Friday challenge #63: Christmas to help all of us in getting those holiday cards done.  This is not only a card, but a gift card.  I used an 11 x 5.5 piece of paper.  I scored at 4.25 on each end as well as the center line.  This was folded and of course I used score tape to hold the card together.  I made a cut with a square Spellbinder die for the card to sit in and covered it with the same paper used on the front of the card.   The inside has a little border using a Spellbinder Edgeabilities die.  The Happy Holiday sentiment is from the JustRite Christmas Nested sentiments.  This is pictured below.

The front of the card is made with a Spellbinder Heirloom Ornament 2010 cut from  red Bazzill paper.  This was layered over paper by Graphic 45.   A frame using two circle dies was made to frame a cutout I made.  (you could just cut the image with the circle too).  Copic markers were used to color this cute little snowman from JustRite Warmest Wishes. Ranger Enamel and Hero Arts glitter were used on the white for a little sparkle.   A small tag using JusRite Christmas mini sentiments distressed with Antique Linen was added too.  The bow is made with seam binding colored with Ranger Bundled Sage Distress Stain.  A twine bow was added to finish the bow. Gems and embellishments are from AMuse, Hero Arts and 7 Gypsies.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Peace, Love and Joy

Peace, Love and Joy is a sentiment from Hero Arts and is being used with a cute candle from Heartfelt Creations.  The card began with the ribbon strip which was made using a Sew Ribbon from WeR Memory Keepers that was put on a scrap of paper one inch by five and half and then mounted on a solid.  The candle was colored with a variety of Copic markers and cut by hand.  White enamel was used with the glitter for a little sparkle.  Pearl gems were used in the center of the flower.  A simple card.  Hope you enjoy

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all that view my blog.  This time of year I concentrate on Christmas cards and seldom make one for Thanksgiving.  SO I am making the pie and the turkey for the family gathering today I want to wish all of you a very special greeting on this day.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Merry Christmas

A fun little Christmas card made with Spellbinder circle dies for the shape.  The stamp is one from Penny Black "berry wreath' that was stamped on Kraft paper with Color Box white.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento 'tuxedo black" from a Hero Arts cling set.  The new holiday seasonal distress ink red from Ranger was used on the edges to make it stand out.  Hero Arts gems were used on the project.  The poinsettia was cut out of white paper with a Spellbinder die and distressed with Antique Linen distress ink.  The Kraft project was mounted on POW glitter paper from American Crafts.  A circle card base was cut and the project was mounted on it.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thank You

JustRite is sponsoring a Friday Challenge #062:  Give Thanks .  For this challenge I purchased a fall candle at a big box store.  The next step was to decorate the candle so that you could not see the logo on the glass.  This will be a Thank You for a helper at school so I wanted to make a card too and make this a true gift set..  Two JustRite sets were used to complete the project:  Heart to Heart and All Occassion nested sentiments.  The papers are from Imaginisce and Bazzill.  I used the Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents from Spellbinders on both the candle and the card.  Edgeabilities are on the border going around the candle and also on the card.  Classic Postage Stamp, Classic Scallop and Classic Ric Rac were used in a variety of combinations.  Distress Ink Antique Linen and Walnut Stain were used on the card.  Walnut Stain was used to stamp the Just for you and Thank You.  Seam Binding was stained with Antique Linen Stain and crumbled up to make the bow.  A paper leaf was cut to finish off the bow.  Below are individual pictures of each part of the project.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wonder and Wishes

If you are looking for a simple card that does not take long to make for the holiday this is technique works well.  This technique was demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire for the Holiday Card Boot Camp 2011.  I decided not to emboss the card as she did but used paper by Little Yellow Bicycle.  Using a Spellbinder die I cut a circle through the DP and card stock.  A tree was stamped using My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Christmas Stamps".  Happy Holiday is from the same set and stamped on a cream by Bazzil.  The tree is attached to the stamped strip which is then attached to the card.  Hero Arts gems were used on the tree and stamped strip.  A small star brad was attached to the top of the tree.  A very simple card.  Hope you enjoy.

Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle "Wonder and Wishes"
Bazzill Cream
Stamp:  My Minds Eye:  Lost and Found Christmas
Ink:  Memento
Accessories:  Hero Arts Gems and Spellbinder Dies

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Peace & Love at Christmas

Thank you to Selma Stevenson for the inspiration for this card.  The stamped sentiment is from JustRite "Christmas Nested Sentiments".  Spellbinder Labels 4 and Grand labels 4 was used for the card.  A Cuttelbug snowflake folder was used for the embossing.  Spellbinder Poinsettia's were cut from the same paper as the card.  Distress Ink Antique Linen was used to distress the card base, sentiment and flowers.  The center of the flower is a Candi from Craftworkcards.  This was a very simple card to make.  Hope you enjoy

Wise Men still seek him

The Wisemen Ornament set is from Heartfelt Creations.  This card was made using American Craft glitter paper, a gold vellum, navy blue paper and Ranger embossing tinsel.  A Kaiser Kraft gem was added to the top of the ornament.  The card is made simple in order to highlight the stamped image.  A Spellbinder scalloped square acts as a base for the ornament (which was cut by hand).  This and several other new Heartfelt Stamps can be found at Fond Memories.  Stop by and this card will be there too.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Christmas sentiment

This card may not look like it, but it is made with scraps of paper from former projects.  JustRite has challenged us to make a card with our scraps.  I recently went through all of my papers and removed the scraps that I tend to tuck back in.  I did not have many Holiday papers.  The stamped image is from JustRite "Cristmas Nested Sentiments.  The scrap of red I had was from a 12 x 12 so I made three Poinsettia using the new Spellbinder die.  I embossed and then distressed the veins with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.  I removed them from the die and added Distress Ink Aged Mahogany.  I added a gem center from Kaiser Kraft that I used on a different project a few weeks ago. The leaves are a scrap and are really the flower petals.  The frame is a scrap from My Minds Eye  (I had left the company name on the scrap) that I used last year and then cut with the Spellbinder Labels 22.  the white and red glitter paper were scraps and I do not remember the company at this time.  Hope you enjoy

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Winter bough

I made this card for the Joan's Garden weekly challenge.  The directions are to use a die, red and white, Christmas sentiment.  The Poinsettia  die is from Spellbinders. Aged Mahogany distress ink was used on the veins of the flower.  The center is a Candi dot from Craft Work Cards that was colored with a Copic marker and flower soft added.  The Flower Soft is the snow on the card.  The Merry Christmas is from JustRite and cut with a Spellbinder label.  Winter bough by Penny Black was stamped on white, colored with a Copic Marker and cut with a Spellbinder labels 4 as was the red frame.  The white background paper is some that was left from when we made my daughters wedding invitations four plus years ago so I do not remember the company.  Hope you enjoy

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Birthday

I need a birthday card for a friend so I decided to make an acetate card.  The picture on the left is hard to see the stamped pattern so I put black behind it for the second picture.  I used Flourishes from Impression Obsession for the background stamp.  The paper is from Basic Grey.  The Happy Birthday is from JustRite and stamped on Basic Grey paper cut with labels 4 from Spellbinders.  The bow is seam binding colored with Forest Moss Distress Stain with a colored wood button added.  A fun card to make.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Warmest Wishes

This cute little stamp is from JustRite's "Warmest Wishes set" and is an oval which I have adapted to a circle.  This card is made for the sketch challenge for JustRite .  The paper I selected seemed to dark so it was distressed with Ranger's Picket Fence Stain. A border edge was cut using Spellbinder Edgeabilties.   The Ribbon was colored to match using Copic G99 and the Button with R 39.  Ranger enamel was used on the stamped image and again in the bottom border with glitter for a little added sparkle.  The Paper is from Authentique and both sides were used for the design.   The stamped image was colored with Copic Markers and distressed with Antique Linen.   It was then mounted on red cut with a Spellbinder Circle Beaded Pearls.  I hope you enjoy this simple card. 


Stamps:  JustRite “Warmest Wishes Set”
Paper:  Authentiques “Christmas”
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Markers:  Copic:  R29, R39, YR04, YG63, G99
Accessories:  May Arts Ribbon, Maya Road button, Ranger enamel, Fairy Dust Glitter, Ranger Distress Stain “Picket Fence” , twine
Spellbinder Edgeabilities “ Classic Triple Scallop” and  Beaded Pearl Circles.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Girlfriends (Under my umbrella set)  is a stamp by Art Impressions.  This was a card I created for the Fond Memories fall workshop.  Sorry about the protective cover on it, but I took a quick picture.  Paper piecing was used on the umbrella.  The paper is from Kaisercraft and both sides were used to create the card.  Copic markers were used to color the girls, but you could use Prismacolor pencils.  A Spellbinder Edgeability and Tag helped with the finishing touches.  Flowersoft was used on the scarf.  Hope you enjoy.

Stamp: Art Impression-Under my Umbrella Set
Paper:  Kaisercraft Miss Nelly collection: Her Laugh  4.5 by 6, Kaisercraft Miss Nellie collection-  Her Mind  3.5 x 4.5   Neenah Cardstock 3.25 x 4.25, scrap of Her Laugh
Ink:  Memento Rich cocoa 
Distress Ink:  Weathered Wood
Copic Markers:  BG72, E00, E25, E31, E34,  E37, R20, R29, YR04, W5
Ribbon:   5.5 inches
Spellbinders:   Edgeability:  Classic Bracket and Ribbon Tag Trio 3
Accessories:  Flowersoft and glue, Pop tape

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Window card

In some browsers this and a previous post are showing together.  The card from one and the supplies from another.
This is another card I created for the Fall Fond Memories workshop.  It is an acetate window card.  The snowman is stamped on the inside.  I took an online card class this past summer and the acetate card was one that was highlighted. Winter Wishes was stamped on the acetate which created the window. A Fiskars stamp press was used so that the pressure was even.  Post It notes held the acetate down as it was being stamped.   The stamped image is on the inside colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Flowersoft mixed with glitter was used as the snow that the snowman sits in.  I thought it would be a fun technique to share.  Hope you enjoy.


Stamps:  JustRite Blizzard Bunch  and Christmas Mini Sentiments. 
Paper:  Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium collection, (4.5 x 6) Believe and Bazzill:  Night Mist (3.5 x 4.5), White Vellum, Bazzill  Cardstock, white 4.5 by 12
Ink:  Stazon Black and Memento Black
Prismacolor Pencils:  Red, greens, blues, orange, browns
Accessories:  Flowersoft White and Glitter Hero Arts Pearls, Acetate 2 ¾ x 3.5, Gamsol and stumps
Spellbinder:  Labels 23 and 2011 Snowflake Pendants

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Santa Bridge

This was a card that I designed for the Fond Memories Fall workshop.  I like it so well I plan to make a few for my Christmas cards.  It is a simple card using Obsession Impressions "Santa Bridge" and colored with Copic Markers.  Ranger Enamel and glitter were used on the snow.  Spellbinder Edgeabilities "Classic Triple Scallop and Postage Stamp" were used for the border.  A Creative Impressions ribbon helped finish off the card.  Hope you Enjoy.


Stamp:  Obsession Impression “Santa Bridge”  For those not seeing the picture of the card this is the direct link (Santa Bridge)

Paper:  Bazzill  Dark blue:  3 1/8 x 3 7/8 and 4.25 x 5.5 (card background)   Light blue 4.25 x 5.5 

Red 3 ¼  x 4             Neenah Solar  3 1/4 x 4  

White card stock 8.5 x 5.5 (finish size 4.25 x 5.5)

Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa

Copic Markers:  E08, E31, E33, E35 , B45, BG70, G82

Accessories: Ranger Enamel accents:  White,  White glitter

Ribbon :  Creative Impressions ¾” Red Crepe    18 inches

Spellbinder Edgeabilities:  Classic Triple Scallop 003 and Classic Postage Stamp 005

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall Festival

This treat bag was made for the JustRite Fall Festival challenge.  Using Bazzill black and Authentique "Enchanted" and a  Spellbinders Grand Labels One the base to the project was cut. (After the Treat has been enjoyed the label could be used as a card to be given again. )  The stamped image is from the JustRite set "Trick or Treat" and the label from JustRite "Happy Everything Tag" set.  The tag cut with a Spellbinder and distressed was attached with twine that was colored with Distress Ink "Black Soot".  The stamped image was colored with Copic Markers  (pictured below) and Distressed with Pumice Stone.  The stamped image was cut with a Spellbinder oval and mounted on black cut with a Labels 18.  A few gems by Kaiser Craft were added to finish off the topper.  Using a Scor-Buddy two creases were made to fold the project in half.  This was then stapled to a bag with some Cinnamon Spiced Cider and  Lindor candy ball.  This of course is for an adult--perhaps a secretary, para or a friend.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, September 26, 2011

snowflake and holly

Snowflake and Holly is by Penny Black.  This card was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento black ink.  Two shades of green copic markers and a dark red were used to color it.  A Perfect Pearl water was misted at the end.  The paper was distressed with Antique Linen and a distress tool used on the edges.  A twine ribbon with a pearl colored red was placed on the snowflake that was highlighted with Clear Star gelly roll pen.    This was all mounted on  burgandy Bazzill paper.  A very simple card.  Hope you enjoy

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Holly Background

This simple card was made for Fond Memories using the new Hero Arts/Sizzix Holly Background set.  I stamped the image with Adirondack '"Meadow".  The next step is to line up the stamped image with the Sizzix folder to emboss.  I used Perfect Pearls mixed with water to spritz the whole card for a little shimmer.  I added a simple sentiment cut with a Spellbinder die and tied with a bow using a May Arts Ribbon.  Hope you enjoy

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

This cute stamp is by Penny Black  with the sentiment from JustRite.  The background paper is one I created myself.


1.  Ink your cardstock using Distress Ink.  Cover it well.
2.  Ink your back ground stamp with Distress Ink. ( I used Pumice Stone) and spritz with water mixed with Perfect Pearls.
3.  Stamp the Distress Inked paper and let dry.

Stamp:  Penny Black "Holiday Hugs" and Hero Arts "Tiny Flakes"
Ink:  Distress Ink Faded Jeans and Pumice Stone
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Perfect Pearls

Monday, September 19, 2011

Gobble Gobble

Gobble Gobble is an itty bitty by Unity Stamp Company.  This was stamped, colored with Copic Markers and cut out with a Spellbinder circle then distressed.  To add texture  a sock dampened with Copic blender ink was dabbed on the turkey body.  The tag is a Tag Trio stamped in Memento ink and again distressed.  A Edgeability Classic Triple Scallop was used on both the print and orange paper.  Hope you enjoy

Stamp:  Unity Stamp:  Gobble Gobble
Paper:  Bella Blvd "one fall day"  and Bazzill
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink: Antique Linen
Spellbinders:  Classic Circle, Edgeability, Tag Trio
Misc;  Copic Markers and May Arts Ribbon

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Birthday

A simple card made with a stamp from Heartfelt Creations that was heat embossed on two colors.  I hand cut the petals and then layered them.   I got the idea for this card from the Heartfelt Creations website.   The background is a Cuttlebug folder while the sentiment is from JustRite.  This was made some time ago for Fond Memories.  It has been so busy that I have not created anything new this week so thought I would share this.  I have been finishing up my cards for the fall Fond Memories workshop.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Nature's Beauty

JustRite is sponsoring a Shabby Chic challenge this week.  Not sure that I know 100% what makes that up, but a little lace, some pearls, a bow, pretty paper and a flower may be part of it.  I have a 6x6 pad of Basic Grey paper that was used for the base of the card.  The sentiment (Nature's Nested Sentiments) was stamped on the DP and distressed with Antique Linen.  The pearls are from my stash as well as the flower.  The bow is made from May Arts ribbon and the lace is from Maya Road.  Add a hat pin and this is my version of Shabby Chic.  Hope you enjoy

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sweet Snowman

Outlines Rubber Stamp Co. is hosting a Beautiful Borders Challenge this week.  This card was created using Sweet Snowman by Outlines Rubber Stamp co. and Spellbinders Edgeabilities.  The stamped image was colored with Copic Markers and the paper is from Cosmo Cricket.  I added a bow using my Bow Easy and put a snowflake with a gem  in the center.   Simple, but a start on my holiday cards.  Hope you enjoy.

Stamp:  Outlines Rubber Stamp:  Sweet Snowman
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket-Mitten Weather
Spellbinder Edgeabilities: Classic Triple Scallop and Classic Postage Stamp
Copic Markers:  V91, V95, Y28, Y38, B0000

School is Cool 2

The Unity Stamp Company is sponsoring a back to school challenge so I just had to use two sets that I have from them.  Smarty Pants was used for the report card image while the itty bitty "School is cool" bus and sentiment were used.  This is a book that was created using the Bind-it-all.  The papers is new from Graphic 45 "ABC Primer" Collection.  The ruler is cut from the paper and Glossy Accents was spread over it.  The ribbon was colored with Distress Ink:  Fired Brick and Peeled Paint.  The bus and sentiment were colored with Copic Markers.  Hope you enjoy

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Deepest Sympathy

This very simple card is made with a new La Blanche-Flower and Bud stamp I received at CHA.    It was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copic markers.  The image was cut with a new Spellbinder's Labels 23 and distressed with Ranger pumice stone.  The ribbon is a May Arts that was distressed.  The background paper is from My Mind's Eye new Lost and Found.  The sentiment is from JustRite's Nested Sympathy's and cut with a Spellbinder label.  Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I could not resist this post.  Fond Memories in Walnut Grove  received their shipment of the new Spellbinders yesterday.  I have been planning for this purchase of all of the new Edgeabilities so just had to share.  You will be seeing a lot of cards with this in the future right here on my blog.  A few of the cards at the Fond Memories fall workshop  (Sept 24.) will use these too.  If you have not signed up for this go over to the Fond Memories site linked on the left of this blog for more information.   They fit really nice in the Quickutz folders for storage.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Picture Perfect..

  Picture Perfect is the Unity KOM 11/10 and is used for the Unity Stamps sketch challenge this month.  I used both sides of the DP for this card. It's never to early to start on those holiday cards.   A simple card that I hope you enjoy.


Stamps:  Unity Stamps:  KOM  Picture Perfect
Paper:  My Mind's Eye: Lost and Found Christmas and Bazzill
Ink:  Versa Mark embossing and white embossing powder
         Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories:  Spellbinder  Grand Labels Four,  Pearl Circle and Fancy Tags Two

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bella Rose Wedding

This card was inspired by one we saw at CHA created by Heartfelt Creations.  Heartfelt stamps Bella Rose Wedding and Shabby Chic lace were used for this.  Bazzill papers (brown and teal)  were used and glimmer brown ( company unknown).  Both the Shabby Lace and the ring image were embossed.  The embossing was done with a Versa Mark stamped image and Ranger Copper embossing powder.  A Spellbinder heart and Parisian accents were used along with Hero Arts and Amuse pearls.  The ribbon is from May Arts.  Hope you enjoy


Stamps:  Heartfelt Shabby Chic Lace  HCPC 3403 and Bella Rose Wedding HCPC 3398
Paper:  Bazzill
Accessories:  Spellbinder Heart and Parisian accent dies, Ranger copper embossing power, Hero Arts and amuse pearls, ribbon by May Arts
Inks:  Versa Mark embossing

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Blizzard in August

JustRite Friday Challenge #056 is a shaped holiday card or tag with a twist. (edit:  This is an honorable win in the challenge 056).   This can not be the traditional rectangle or square.  I decided to make a tag into a card.  The base of this is a Spellbinder Grand Labels 4.  I used two sizes and mounted my tag on this.  The tag is 3.25 in width with rounded corners.  The bottom has a Spellbinder Fleur.  Spellbinder mittens was used and distressed. A snowman from the Blizzard Bunch is the focus of the card.  Flower soft with glitter was added to the oval image.  Lace was added to the mitten for the cuff.   The sentiment again cut with a Spellbinder tag is from the Christmas mini-sentiments set.  The ribbon was distressed with Antique Linen and is a four bow. Distress ink was used on the edges of the oval, mitten, and labels four edges.

Stamps:  JustRite Blizzard Bunch and Christmas Mini-Sentiments
Paper:  Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Collection and Authentique 6 x6 Wonder
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks: Antique Linen and Peeled Paint
Copic Markers:  B 21, B24, B0000, R 27, R39,  E35, YG63, YG99, YR68, N 1, N2, N4, N6,
Accesories:  Lace by Maya Road, Seam Binding, button, Flower Soft
Spellbinders Grand labels four, mittens, oval, fleur and tag

Nature's Delight

This week over at Outline Rubber Stamps they have a summer theme challenge.  What better speaks of summer than a fresh cut vase of flowers.  A simple card.  I used Distress Ink-Antique Linen to color my ribbon.  Everything is hand cut.  I added  brown gems from Amuse for the center of the flowers.  Hope you enjoy.


Paper:  Lime Twist by My Mind's Eye
Stamp:  Outline Rubber Stamps
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Back
Ribbon:  May Arts
Copic Markers:  R 85, R 81, YG 63, G 21, G 24, BG 02, BG 10, E18
Accessories:  Amuse

Friday, August 12, 2011


Spookville is a 6 x 6 pad of paper from We R Memory Keepers used for this simple card with two stamps from Outlines' Halloween using lace.  The lace and ribbon were colored with Copic markers.  This week the Outlines Rubber Stamp challenge is to use lace and their stamp.  Hope you enjoy

Stamp:  "Halloween" Outline Rubber Stamps and sentiment stamp from Outlines Rubber Stamps
Paper:  Spookville by We R Memory Keepers 6 x6 pad
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Ranger Distress "dusty concord"
Copic Markers:  Y15, Y19, YR07, 100
Accessories:  White cotton lace colored black and 1/4 ribbon colored orange, Spellbinder Dies Labels 19