Monday, October 29, 2012

Here Comes Santa Claus

Hello everyone!

First off to all my friends and family east of the Mississippi, stay safe!  May Sandy due minimum damage in your area.  Remember you all are in my prayers. 

Here's another card just finished.  It was inspired my card I saw by the Flourishes design team and it was on Pinterest.

The desiger paper is from Echo Park.  The solids are from Bazzill.  The boot was stamped on to Cryogen white using Adirondack Earthtones Pitch Black ink.  The image was then colored with Copics.

The scallop border is a punch from Stampin' Up.  The snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch.  The card measures 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  

Copics used:

yellow/gold:  YR00, YR21, YR24
reds:  R20, R24, R27, R29
greens:  G20, G21, G24, G28
cool grays:  C1, C3, C5, C7
warm grays:  W1, W3, W7, 100  

Take care all and God bless! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Christmas is

Hello everyone.  I hope you are having a blessed Sunday. 

Here's a simple card that I've been thinking about for about a week and just got around to making it.  It was inspired by a quotation I saw on Pinterest that says "Christmas is not about the presents, but about his presence". 

My base card is a deep navy blue Bazzill card stock.  I generated the sentiment on my computer and printed it on white Georgia Pacific card stock.  I then took some scraps from some new Echo Park designer paper that I had used on Wednesday on another card.  Then out of some silver paper mirror card stock from Hot Off the Press, I cut the bows using the Memory Box Crisp Bows die cut.   The end of the sentiment is on the inside of the card. 

I love blue so this card really speaks to me.  I'll be back later this week.  It will be a busy one as I get ready for a craft show on Saturday, November 3rd at Basehor High School.  I have also signed up for two more shows.  Another one in November and one in December.  

Take care and God bless! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Sunday! 

Yesterday's craft show was not very good for me.  Yes, I sold some cards, but not enough to make my booth and table fee back.  At least,  I got a lot of things ready for the craft show at Basehor High School on Saturday, November 3rd.  I was able to figure out categories of cards I need to have on hand.  Sympathy and Wedding/Anniversary are some that I need to concentrate on making over the next two weeks. 

Here's a card I made last week for my sister-in-law, Dixie, who had requested a card for a friend who became a US citizen. 

I used Tilda with a Lacy flag by Magnolia stamps for my image.  I colored her with Copics.  I used a circle Nestabilities die along with the stars.  The designer paper is from BoBunny.  I generated the sentiment on my computer. 

Take care everyone and God bless!  

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Happy Thursday everyone! 

This morning when I got up, I thought about driving down to Branson for the day.  However, I read an e-mail from a friend about a craft show this Saturday in Smithville, Mo.  So I called the lady in charge and yeah I can get into the show.  So it was out to Archiver's and Hobby Lobby to pick up a few things and back home to make some more cards. 

I was going to take a picture of some from a class that I attended earlier this month, but I need batteries for my camera.  Just one more thing on my list to pick up. 

Here's a Christmas card I did awhile back that I had not posted.  It's one that will be at this weekend's craft show. 

The craft show is at the Vine of Life's Bazaar.  The address is 610 Commercial Ave in Smithville, Mo.  If you make it that way the hours are 8 to 4 p.m.  If you do make to Smithville, stop by and say Hi!  

The card features the snowflake tree die cut from Memory Box.  The letters for "Noel" are from Memory Box's typewriter lower case set. 

Take care my friends and God bless!  

Monday, October 15, 2012


Happy Monday everyone. 

Today I have a very simple Christmas card to share with you. 

My base card is white card stock that measures 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  My next layer is red mirror card stock that measures 4 X 5 1/4.  My next layer is white shimmer card stock that measures 3 3/4 X 5.  I used my Bubble Joy Memory Box die and popped it up onto the red mirror paper. 

So easy!  

Back tomorrow with more cards!  

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Silver and white poinsettia

Happy Sunday everyone. 

I really love making cards with the new poinsettia die from Poppy stamps.  Here's a card I did earlier in the week. 

On the embossed edges of poinsettia, I added silver glitter from PK glitter.  It's fine glitter that comes in a salt shaker!  How cool is that.  

I've used Bling white card stock from Bazzill.  I've forgotten the manufacturer of the silver glitter paper.  I just love it and was about out so I bought to more 12 x 12 sheets of it the other day at the Scrapbook Page. 

I've embossed Merry Christmas in silver tinsel embossing powder from Ranger.  The silver ribbon is from May arts.  I used a Sizzix foler the criss cross embossed center. 

Be back tomorrow with some class cards.  

Take care and God bless!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Memory box Halloween cards

                                                        Country home and swooping bats

                                                         Forest bird and grove branch

                                                                Ghosts in the graveyard

                                                                    Great Pumpkin

                                                                          Spider Web

Hi everyone.  Wow has this week gone fast. 

I attended three card classes within the last 10 days and I will share all the cards with you over the next couple of days. 

Today's cards were created by Julie Case at the Scrapbook Page for her monthly Memory Box card class which I attended on Monday.  She does most of the work for us so mostly it's just the putting together that we have to do.  For the above five cards she used 14 Memory Box die cuts.  I'll list the die cuts at the end of this posting.  For the designer papers, they are from Reminisce. 

On the Great Pumpkin card she used green felt and green florist wire. 

Tomorrow I'll share more cards with you.  They'll either be four cards from the Elegant Christmas card class going on at Archiver's or from a Penny Black Christmas card class from Ink, Paper, and Rubber. 

Of course I've been making some of my own cards so they'll show up too.  

Have a great Friday.  God Bless!  

Memory box dies:

Grove Branch                Forest Bird
Country House              Swooping Bats
Ghost Trio                     Graveyard Landscape
Debutant Frame             Spider Web Frame
Creepy Spider               Dangling Spider
Great Pumpkin              Glowing Pumpkin Face
Fresh Leaves                 Tender leaves

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Rustic Poinsettia card

Earlier today I was at Ink, Paper, and Rubber and saw the new Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More magazine.  In it was a card called Rustic Poinsettia card.  It used the Spellbinders Poinsettia die (which I probably have somewhere), but I decide to use the new Poppy Stamp Poinsettia die. 

I had some white felt so I started die cutting.  Love it!  

When my friends and I discovered the Memory Box die cuts, we purchased quite a bit felt.  Now I'm finally getting around to using it.   Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see a card done with some other colors of felt. 

The sentiment is from Hero Arts. 

Take care call and God bless! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Peace, Love, Joy

Happy Tuesday everyone. 

On Saturday I discovered that the Scrapbook Page had received the 19 new dies from Poppy stamps.  The first die I decide to use of the 11 (yes, 11 of the 19) that I had bought was the Poinsettia die cut.  I cut the leaves out of green card stock.  The next three layers of the poinsettia were cut from two different red card stock pieces.  I finally cut the last layer using a shimmer gold card stock. 

I layered everything together using glue dots.  I just love it!  I can't wait to try different color combinations.  As you know poinsettias just aren't red anymore.  I've seen blue and pink.  I'm thinking of doing a white poinsettia and then doing the veins in gold glitter.  

Anyway, the card base is the same green as the leaves.  Next came a smaller layer of white card stock.  I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment using VersaColor evergreen pigment ink.  I then added gold glitter domes to the top of the poinsettia and in the top right hand corner. 

I also stamped inside the card another Hero Arts sentiment which reads "Wishing you peace, happiness, and the warmth of the season."  It was also stamped in evergreen pigment ink. 

Have a great day everyone.  It's off to cut some more poinsettias using my new favorite die cut from Poppy stamps. 

God bless!