Friday, November 22, 2013

December Place In Time 4

Hi everyone! 

Yesterday I headed up to Topeka to Scrapbook Etc. for a Graphic 45 card class to make four cards using the December Place In Time papers.  

Today I'm sharing with you my favorite card.  I'll share the other three cards with you over the next few days. 

I just love looking through the window and seeing the children around Santa. 

We used a Darcie embossing folder to create the bricks.  I then added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the paper to bring out the bricks.  

I forgot ask Ruth about the die cuts for the holly jolly Christmas. 

Today, I'm trying to finish up some items for a craft bazaar on Saturday and Sunday at a Catholic church in the area. 

Take care all and God bless! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gift card holders

Hi everyone! 

It's that time of year that I begin to make gift card holders to sell at craft shows.  Besides the one I make for craft fairs, my cousin has ordered eight of them.  She want four girls and four boys.  This post shows the options she has for the girl cards.  I think they are all cute. 

Last week I spent an afternoon at Archiver's with my Silhouette machine and cut out the outsides and insides enough for 39 gift cardholders.  

On Saturday while cropping at Scrapbook Unique I completed coloring and putting together five of them.  Yesterday at Archiver's I completed another five.  On Friday, I plan to go one of the two places to make some more.   Even with the actual cardholder cut, it takes about an hour to color and image, choose coordinating papers, cut out the image and put the whole cardholder together.

Well, back to doing other things to get ready for the craft show this weekend.  

Take care and God bless! 

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Hi everyone! 

Here's a card I made the other day. 

It features Poppy Stamp Poinsettia and Memory Box Peace dies.  

The background paper is actually a pale blue; however, since the paper appears grey, I may have to try that combination.   I would also like to try a pale green for the leaves of the poinsettia instead of making it all pink. 

The Peace die cut was cut out of white card stock.   I also added drops of Opal Liquid Pearls.  There's also some tiny clear rhinestones on the inside of the poinsettia. 

I hove you have a blessed Sunday!  Thanks for looking. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Peace on Earth

Hi everyone! 

I'm tired, my feet hurt, and I'm stiff all over from being at the Northland Catherdal Holiday Bazaar today.  It was a fun show and profitable so I will be doing it again next year.  

Here's a card I made on Friday.  There was a very similar card that I saw on Pinterest and that was my inspiration for this one. 

This card used three Memory Box die cuts.  It also uses Stampin' Up papers and sentiment.  

I think I'm going to call it an early night.  

Have a great weekend everyone and God bless! 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Be Merry

Hi everyone! 

I've been busy this week trying to get some cards and tags made for tomorrow's craft show at the Northland Catherdal.  

I'm about ready to head up to the Northland Catherdal to set up for the craft show tomorrow.  If you're in the greater KC area come up and see me.  The church is just north and west of the intersection of 152 HWY and North Oak Traffic Way.  I believe the hours are 9 to 4.   The exact address is 101 NW 99th Street. 

Before I go, I wanted to share this tag I made to be displayed at Ink Paper Rubber.  It's features one of the Prima Dolll stamps and Bo Bunny Christmas papers.  

Have a great evening and God bless! 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Give Thanks Today

Hi everyone! 

I just got back from a card class at Ink, Paper, Rubber in Overland Park, KS.  It was a class based on lot of the new Penny Black Christmas stamps and die cuts.  I will be taking pictures of the cards hopefully tomorrow as today is very cloudy and dreary.  Not the best for taking pictures indoors or outdoors.  Plus stuff is wet outside.  I'm glad we're getting the rain.  We needed it. 

I had not shared one of cards from the October 23rd class at Scrapbook Etc. in Topeka, KS.  So here it is.  It used papers from the November Place in Time paper from Graphic 45. 

Well back to making cards for this weekend's craft sale.  I'm also meeting my Stampin Up! friend and demonstrator Leanne Gorsuch later this evening so I can pick up my latest order.  I can't wait to try the thinlits die cuts.  

Take care all and God bless! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bluebell Looking

Hi everyone! 

Okay I admit I have a stamp addiction.  There's just so many cute stamps out there and I do end up with a lot of them.  I recently discovered Wild Rose Studio stamps.  These images are really super cute and they remind me of stamps from Lily of The Valley.  Both are companies from the United Kingdom, but on Wild Rose stamps are sent to the US for our retailers to sell.  

I recently purchased this stamp called Bluebell Looking.  I'm going to do something with this card that I haven't done for awhile.  I'm entering into a challenge at

I stamped the image using Memento ink and colored her with my Copics.  I also used some Memory Box and Poppy stamps die cuts on the card.  The designer papers are from Lily of the Valley.  The gold pearls are from my stash.   I added some Stickles to the berries and to the snowflakes.  

I all hope you have a great day and God bless!  

Monday, October 28, 2013

Candy Claus

Hi everyone! 

It's been a lovely day here in Kansas City.  Probably the nicest day we will have this week.  We're supposed to get some rain later tonight and it's supposed to last through Wednesday.  I'm not complaining as we do need the rain.   I have a water garden and due to evaporation, I have to add water to it.  I'd rather let Mother Nature add the water.  

Here's today's card.  I really love this year's release of House Mouse stamps from Stampendous.  This one is called Candy Claus.  He's pretty much colored like one I saw on Pinterest from  I love the denims.  Of course if anything is blue, it pretty much catches my eye.   I also have never colored white with BV23 before.  I've usually used one of C's, but I do like using it.   I've also used a MB snowflake in the upper right corner. 

Well onto making more cards.  I have a craft show on 11/2 and it's usually my best show of the year so I really want to have a good inventory of cards.  I've also got one card complete that I'm thinking about using for a card challenge.   I have until 11/11 to post it.  I haven't tried a card challenge for awhile so I might just give it a go.  

Back to work now.  Take care and God bless! 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

November Blessings

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing another card that I made at the Graphic 45 class at Scrapbook Etc. in Topeka KS.  This month's class used the November Place in Time designer paper.  I just love how Ruth took different piece from one sheet of paper to design her cards.   For this card, she took "Blessings" from a word strip on the sheet and placed (actually she popped it up, but I didn't notice that) and put it on top of the tree image.  All the papers were edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I think Ruth used Rusty Hinges, but me I wasn't paying attention.  I'm not one of those people who have to have a card exactly like the designers.   If I can find some yellow twine I'll probably make another one of these cards too.

Take care all and God bless. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Give Thanks

Hi everyone!

On Wednesday I attended card making class in Topeka, KS. at Scrapbook Etc.  Over the past year they have featured cards using designer papers from the Place in Time series from Graphic 45.  This was the first time I was actually able to make a class.  A few times I was able to buy kits for a month, but to make sure I got Thanksgiving cards and next month Christmas cards,  I signed up for classes.  

This is a 4 x 6 card.  The card base is deep chocolate brown.  I really love how Ruth used up almost every piece of a sheet of 12 x 12 paper.  

I'll be sharing the other three cards from the class over the next few days. 

I've also started copying some of these designs and putting my take on them.  

Take care and God bless!  

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Hi everyone! 

Here's a cutie that I finished on Tuesday.  The layout for this card pretty much copies a card that I did at Remember This Remember That Monday night; however, it featured a pre-printed image from some designer paper that the store had.   I just loved the layout and I know it will be used many more times. 

This card features a stamped image from Pure Innocence line of My Favorite Things stamps.  It's called Cornucopia.  I stamped it onto Blend It Express paper and with my Copics colored the skin, hair, shoes, grass and the cornucopia.  The hair bow, jacket and dress were stamped onto some Bo Bunny designer paper called Autumn Song.  I've used the 6 x 6 paper not the 12 x 12.  I cut out the portions of the paper I needed and paper pieced them on to this sweet little girl. 

I also stamped a pumpkin (from Two Paper Divas) on to some of same designer paper.  I stamped it three times and then cut out each layer of the pumpkin.  The last layer was popped up.  I also used a couple of sprigs cut out of the same designer paper (the stripes) and used the Poppy Stamps Garden Sprig die cut to cut them.  

The doily behind the matted image is one that I bought at one of big craft stores in their cake supply area.  I really love this card.  I'm not sure if I'll keep it or if it will be available for sale.  I guess I can always make a second one then I can do both. 

Thanks for looking, take care, and God bless! 

Monday, October 21, 2013


Hello everyone!  

My second craft show of the season is now complete.  It wasn't that good $$$ wise, but it's always nice to get out and meet new people.   There was one other lady selling cards at the craft show.  When we talked (she was in a different building), I had sold more cards than her.  We definitely had two different styles of display.  She had multiples of the same card and all were from Stampin Up.   Me my style is that I rarely make the same card twice and I purchase stamps and die cuts from about every company out there.  She also only had one table and I had two.  

My next show will be Saturday, November 2nd at Basehor High School in western Kansas City, KS.  

Today's card is one that I made especially for this past weekend's craft show at the Vine of Life church.  I though that with the nice sentiment about faith it would sell.  It didn't so it will be available for purchase at the show in Basehor.  

My base card is white card stock.  The next is black.  The next is a pretty pink, but my picture does not show it very well.   I stamped the sentiment which is from Sweet and Sassy stamps in black ink.  The die cut is from Cottage Cutz.   The rhinestones are from my stash. 

Take care all and God bless!  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Joyful Christmas Wishes

Hi everyone! 

Today's card features stamps from the Joyful Christmas set from Stampin Up! 

I stamped the Poinsettia with Versamark and then heat embossed it using some glittery silver embossing powder from Ranger. 

I then used a few remaining pieces of designer paper from Stampin' Up!  called Winter Feast.  I've got more on order, but probably won't get it until late next week.  I'm still waiting on my friend and demonstrator Leanne Gorsuch to place my order. 

I added a few clear rhinestones to the center of the poinsettia. 

Have a great day and God bless! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Glory to God

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a blessed Sunday. 

Today's card has a three different stamping companies products. 

The designer paper and card stock is from Stampin Up! and it's from their Winter Frost set.  I've also used Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana card stock. 

The stamp is from Our Daily Bread and has been stamped in Stampin Up's Bermuda Bay ink. 

I've used Poppy Stamps die cuts for the poinsettia and sprigs.  

Take care and God Bless! 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Calm Christmas

Hi everyone! 

My apologies to all as I really had hoped to post this card on Thursday.  However, my USB cord I use to transfer pictures from my camera to my computer bit the dust.  I don't know if I stepped on it and crushed the end that goes into the camera or if Gizmo had crunched on it, but either way it was toast.  I then went out to the computer store on Thursday to get a new cord.  I thought I had purchased the right one, but when I got home, it did not fit.  I didn't have time on Friday to go to the computer store so I waited until today.  

I tried exchanging the cord I bought, but I couldn't find one with the correct piece to go into my camera (I had my camera with me).  So I was directed to the store's camera department and lucky for me I got a gentleman who knew his camera stuff.  He looked at my camera and knew right away that the store did not have what I needed.  He told me about another store not too far away that might have what I needed.  I wasn't too happy because what if the other store didn't have what I needed either so I told the salesman that all I wanted to do was transfer photos from my camera to the computer.  He then suggested a Card Reader/Writer.  I was afraid of what they would cost, but boy did I get a pleasant surprise.  The card reader was much cheaper than the USB cord.  So I happily went to the exchange disk and got a refund for over $15.  

The only trouble I had was trying to figure how to get my memory card out of my camera.  Once I googled it, I found out how simple that was too.  Just push down on the memory card to eject.  So I learned a lot about my camera and computers today.  

Today's card is almost all Stampin' Up products.  The only things that aren't Stampin Up are the white card stock and the pearls.  The stamp and sentiment are from the Calm Christmas set.  

I was at a Stampin Up! get together today and I took this card along with others with me and one of the other ladies ordered four of my cards.   That always makes me feel really good. 

Take care all and God bless!  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Winter Frost and Flurry

Hi everyone!

Last week I called my good friend and Stampin Up! demonstrator Leanne Gorsuch and ordered some stamps, dies, paper, and card stock. I had seen a card on Pinterest that I knew I just had to copy. The supplies arrived yesterday evening.

My card front is slightly different as the original card designer had used an embellishment that I think was a brad...and well I'm not a brad girl at all. So I used some small clear rhinestones around the snowflake instead.

For the inside of the card,  I Googled to find a sentiment that I liked about snow and found the one shown in the 2nd picture by Bing Crosby.  I also used a Memory Box snowflake on the inside of the card.

I think I may have to place another order and get some more of the Winter Frost designer paper when I see Leanne on Saturday.

Stampin Up supplies used:  Festive Flurry stamps and die cuts,   Winter Frost desiger paper.  Bermuda Bay ink.  

Take care all, thanks for looking, and God bless!  

Monday, October 7, 2013

Bears Christmas

Hi everyone! 

Today's card is copy of a card that I saw on Friday at Scrapbook Etc. in Topeka, Ks.  It was so cute that I had to purchase the stamp from Wild Rose Studio and the designer paper from Reminisce called Christmas Holly.  

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I'll list the Copics at the end of this post.  

I also used three Poppy Stamps die cuts.  They are the Grand Madison Window, Small Blooming Poinsetta, and Garden Sprig. 

After cutting the window out of white card stock I sponged ot with Distress Ink Tea Dye.  I added a small gold rhinestone in the center of poinsetta. 

I am going to have so much fun making Christmas cards this year as I have bought a lot of beautiful Christmas stamps and die cuts. 

Take care and God bless!

Copics used: 

Bears:  E37, E34, E33 and E31
Tree:  G29, G28, G24
Ornaments and Red Packages:  R37, R35
Garland:  Y26, Y17
Bows and stars:  B04, B02
Chair:  E44, E43, E42

Sunday, October 6, 2013


Hi everyone! 

Well one of seven craft shows has been completed.  The next one isn't until October 19th.  I'm hoping in that almost two week period I can get more cards made. 

Today's card features stamps from Art Impressions.  I believe the set is called Celeste.  I just love the humor in this stamp set.   I must admit it reminded me of some of my in-laws and some in-laws of those in-laws. 

I stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with Copic markers.  The designer paper is from Graphic 45 (French Country).  

Copics used: 

Hair:  C3, C1
Skin:  E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Blouse:  Y15, Y13, Y11
Pants:  YG99, YG95, YG93
Earrings, Bracelet, Shoes, Lips: E07
Wine: V06 with Glossy Accents on the glass

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Esthetician Graduation

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing a card with you that I did for my cousin's daughter-in-law's graduation as an Esthetician.

I got to admit that my cousin's request has me stumped as I wasn't sure what to create.  I discussed with my massage therapist and she is the one that came up with the idea of changing an older woman to a younger girl. 

Once I had that idea in my mind, I knew which stamps to use and since I wanted to use fairly large three stamps, I decide to make a 4 x 9 tri-fold card.

On the front I used Tilda with a Star Wand stamp.  The older lady (her name is Celeste) sitting on the couch is from Art Impressions.  I then used Tilda with Love Potion for the final stamp.  All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  All designer paper is from Basic Grey.   All sentiments were computer generated using Microsoft Word.

I know my cousin will appreciate the humor in this card and I hope Darcy will too!   

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Paws to Warm

Hi everyone! 

Today's card is one I just finished. 

As several of you know I spend quite a few hours everyday browsing Pinterst for card inspiration.  I found a very similar card on Friday and since I had the stamp, I just had to ink the stamp up and color! 

The stamp is one of the House Mouse stamps from Stampendous and is called Paws to warm.  I used the same Copics as Jennifer Dove for her card (   I'll list the Copics I used at the end of this post.  

If you are a Copic lover check out Jennifer's blog.  She's showing some wonderful cards she makes and each day she publishes one of her favorite Copic color combinations.  She's up to day 55 now and I look forward to something new from her everyday. 

My card is 5 3/4 inch square card.  The designer paper is from DCWV.  The ribbon and rhinestones are from my stash.  

I also used a Stampendous sentiment inside the card that says:  "Warmest greetings of the Season and every good wish for the coming Year".

Have a great day everyone and God bless! 

Copics:  Bulb - B14, B16, B18, YG25, YG67, Mouse Skin -  E50, E51, R02, Pine - YG95 Y99, Mudpie (brown mouse) - E31, E35, E57, Monica (grey mouse) - T3, T5, T7

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Hi everyone!  

Here's a card I made back in August for my best friend Liz's mother's 90th birthday reception.   She's in a nursing center in Liberty, Mo. and I was very happy to be invited to the celebration of Clara's birthday.  

The Zinnas are from a clear set from Flourishes stamps.   I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with my Copics.  The gingham designer paper is from Graphic 45.   There's some Stickles on the center of the flowers too.   The rhinestones are from Hero Arts.  

Take care all and God bless! 

Friday, September 27, 2013

So French

Hi everyone! 

Today's post features a tag I did for display at Ink, Paper, Rubber which is in downtown Overland Park, Kansas.  It features one of the Prima dolls and the sentiment is also from Prima.  

I stamped the doll onto Blend It Express paper and colored her hair and skin with Copics.  I also stamped the doll onto some Grapic 45 French country paper and paper pieced her clothing.  The other papers are also French Country.  

Have good day everyone and God bless! 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Celebrate Today

Hi everyone!  

Today's card features a Stampin' Up image of  a poppy.  I can't remember the name of the set of stamps as I purchased the Spanish version so I could have some Spanish sentiments.  We have a large Mexican population here in Kansas City and I want to have some cards available at craft shows that Mexican customers might want to purchase because of the sentiments. 

I couldn't find my Stampin' Up catalog to remember what the sentiments were in English so I went to a local Mexican eatery and had the waitress translate the sentiments for me. 

I stamped the poppy using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with my Copics.   I stamped the Bazzill Island Beeze card stock (the blue) with a text stamp from Inkadinkado using Stampin' Up Island Indigo ink.  The gold floral designer paper is from Authentique. 

Have a great day and God bless! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Merry Christmas tree

Hi everyone! 

Today's card features a new die cut from Impression Obsession.  I was surprised that this cut the paper into three pieces.   I thought ti would be cut in all one piece, but that wasn't the case.  

I used some purple card stock for one of the mats and for the die cut.  The die cut has been placed on to some beautiful crimped silver glittered card stock that I bought at Michael's.  

Take care all and God bless! 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Spit Happens

Hi everyone!

Today's card features an adorable digital image from Mo Manning called Spit Happens.  I've colored the little baby with my Copics.   I've also used Graphic 45 Little Darlings designer paper for this card.  

I've got six craft shows lined up for this fall and hopefully will be signing up for one more.  I'm going to be a busy girl making cards. 

Take care all and God bless! 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Baby Butterfly

Hi everyone! 

Last night I received a call from my cousin, Gai, expressing concern to whether I was okay or not as I hadn't been posting any of my cards.  I'm okay.  My not posting any pictures is all my 10 month old puppy's (Gizmo) fault.  He's chewed two data cables (I'm on my third one now in a month) and my USB cord for loading pictures from my camera to my computer.  All new cords are present now and they have been sprayed with Bitter Apple so I'm hoping no more replacing data cords.  I guess I should count myself lucky that he hasn't chewed any electrical cords. 

Anyway today's card features the Butterfly Baby digi image from Saturated Canary.  I colored the image using my Copics and used some Opal Liquid Pearls on her wings.  I've also used some Little Darling's Graphic 45 paper for this card.  I'm really  hoarding this paper as it's been difficult to find. 

I should be posting something everyday for awhile as I do have a backlog of some cards and tags.  

Take care all and God bless! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Get well card

Hello everyone! 

Yesterday morning I received an e-mail from a fellow Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (BCBSKC) retiree.  He had been in the hospital for almost a month recovering from triple bypass surgery and some other stomach issues (it quit working). 

So not having any manly get well cards on hand, I grabbed some Taylor Expressions die cuts and made the above card for Bert.  

I went to the hospital yesterday to see Bert and give him this card.  He was very happy to see me and I was very glad I took the time to go see him. 

He looks like he's well onto the road to recovery and I'll definitely be remembering him in my prayers. 

Take care everyone and God bless!  

Friday, August 23, 2013

Flip Flop Tilda

Hi everyone!

Today's card was made for a lady who wanted a Hawaiian themed card for a special Aunt. 

I used Flip Flop Tilda from Magnolia stamps.  She was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I then cut her out and placed her onto a panel of paper from Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue paper.  I also cut out the flower swag at the top.  

I really do love this card.  

Thanks for looking, have a great day, and God bless! 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

More Halloween Prima

Good morning everyone! 

Now that last week's craft show is over I have promised myself I would ink all of Prima doll stamps and either create a tag or a card using them.  As always I am inspired my what I see on Pinterest. 

This card was inspired by a pin on Pinterest.  I loved it when they used the designer paper with the moon in the window.  That paper is from last year's Graphic 45 Halloween Haunts.  On the other side of the paper with the moon is the purple paper that I used as wall paper for this 4 by 9 card. 

I colored the Prima doll's skin, hair, and shoes using my Copic markers.  Her dress is paper from This year's Graphic 45 Steampunk 6 x 6 paper pad.  

The witch's hat is a die cut from Cheery Lynn.  The window is a die cut called Small Madison Window and it's from Poppy stamps.  The cat is a also a die cut from Poppy stamps.  The broom is a die cut from the latest release of Memory Box. 

This card is on display at Ink, Paper, Rubber store in downtown Overland Park, KS.   I'll probably make at least one more to have on hand at a craft show at Piper Elementary school in early October.  

It's time to hit the craft desk and make some more items.  Have a great day everyone. Take care and God bless!  

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hi everyone! 

Earlier this week I contacted some friends at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City to let them know that I would be at the Caring Program for Children craft show tomorrow, Friday, August 16th.   I told them that if anyone needed a special card made to let me know and I would try to have it ready for the craft show. 

I received a request from one lady to make a card for a couple celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary.  What an awesome achievement for that couple! 

This morning I made the above card.  Before I began the card I looked on the internet to find out if there was a special color for 65 years of marriage and there was and it's sky blue.  I then found some blue paper (I hope it's sky blue).  I used the Catalina Wreath die cut, the typewriter numbers, and the birds from Memory Box to decorate the card. 

I then stamped the sentiment "Anniversary Blessings" in Bashful Blue ink from Stampin' Up.  Inside the card using the same ink, I stamped the sentiment:  "Your Anniversary is a time to celebrate the beauty & blessing of enduring love.  May you share that gift more today than ever before!".  Both sentiments are from Sweet & Sassy stamps. 

Well back to my craft desk as I still need to create more inventory of cards for upcoming craft shows.  I also have one more special card to make that will be a Hawaiian themed birthday card for someone who will be celebrating their 70th birthday.  

Take care all and God bless! 

For the birds, I added some sparkly white fluff for a little texture. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Halloween Prima doll tag.

Hi everyone! 

Yesterday when I was at Ink, Paper, Rubber in Overland Park, KS, I ask Jen if she had anyone to make tags or cards using the Prima doll stamps.  She said she didn't and was happy that I offered to make some  for the store. 

Here's my first tag for the store.  I just finished it up earlier today and it's at the store on display.  

I stamped the Prima doll stamp onto some Blend-It Express paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I then stamped the dress part of the stamp onto some Graphic 45 Steampunk paper.  I cut out both the doll and the paper.  I colored the skin, hair, belt, and shoes with my Copic markers. (Skin E11, E00, and E000; Hair:  E37, E35, and E33; shoes and belt 100). 

I covered the Prima tag with some Graphic 45 Halloween paper from last year.  At the bottom of the tag is a strip of paper from October's paper in the Graphic 45 Place in Time.  I then cut the moon out using a Spellbinder's die cut.  To mimic the bats across the moon on the strip of paper at the bottom, I cut three bats using the Memory Box bat die cut from last year.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the doll's belt and shoes. 

Next week I'm hoping to design some Christmas tags using the Prima dolls, but I first have to get a couple of orders for cards completed and complete making some cards for a craft show this Friday.  

Take care everyone and God bless! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fresh Foliage Thanks

Hi everyone! 

I know I've been missing in action for a little bit.  Tuesday evening, July 30th, I fell in my drive way and really did a number to the right side of my face.  My glasses broke and part of them made some cuts above and below the eye that required stitches (two above and three below).  I'm very blessed that my eye wasn't injured and that I didn't break anything.  One weird part of the fall was that my left ring finger was severely bruised, but at least it wasn't broken.  My stitches have been removed and I'm pretty well healed.  I'm just waiting on my new glasses to arrive.  Right now all I have is the left lens in my glasses, but I can see okay.  In fact, I've been driving myself, but I limited myself to local roads, though I have ventured on to the interstate twice. 

Here's a card that I did for my sister-in-laws Thank you card order.  It features the fresh foliage die cut from Memory Box.   I used slate grey paper from Stampin' Up.  The flowers and the butterfly were punched from K & Company scraps.  The Thanks sentiment is from Hero Arts. 

I've got an order of a couple of Thank You cards from my massage therapist.  I also have a craft show at Blue Cross on August 16th, so I better get back to card making. 

Thanks for looking, take care, and God bless!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

First Christmas card of 2013

Happy Sunday everyone!  

I hope everyone is having a good day.  

Yesterday, I was in the mood to make a Christmas card.  I had purchased quite a few of the new Memory Box dies earlier in July and hadn't even opened any of the packages.   So it was time to open up a package or two and get started. 

In my stash of paper, I found a pretty blue snowflake paper from last year's Bo Bunny winter collection and I knew what I wanted to do.  I took a piece of Stampin' Up's Island Indigo paper and used the Grand Christmas sentiment on it.  I then took my favorite Christmas Magnolia stamp, Santa's Little Helper Tilda, inked her up and then colored her with my Copics.  At the bottom of this post, I'll put the Copics I used.  

My original intent was to have her sitting with her hands on top of the Island Indigo paper.  However, when I positioned her there her feet covered the A and S of Christmas.  So I move her up to look like she is standing on those two letters. 

I also used one of the new Memory Box snowflakes.  On top of the "I" and in the middle of the snowflake, I put rhinestones.  On Tilda's Santa's hat, I used some glitter flocking from Martha Stewart. 

Have great day everyone.  Thank you for looking and God bless!  

Copics:  Hair:  E35, E33, E51
             All Blues:  B39, B37, B34, and B32. 
             Greys:  C1, and C00

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hero Arts Thank You

Happy Saturday all! 

Just got back from going down to Gardner, Ks.  to do their make n' take today.  The above card is not it.  Instead it was cute Prima doll tag.  I must admit I'm addicted to those little dolls.  They'll start showing up here on my blog soon. 

I had an order for ten Thank You cards from my sister-in-law Dixie and I am happy to say I completed and delivered the order to her last night.   I had made six cards previous to yesterday so yesterday was spent making and completing six cards.  The above card is one of them. 

The Hero Arts image was stamped with Versamark ink on to a piece of Blend It - Express paper and then heat embossed with a gold detail embossing powder.   I then colored the flowers with my Copics.  I used B97, B95, B93, B91 on the flowers.  For the green stems and leaves, I used YG09 and YG07. 

The blue oval is from Stampin' Up along with the punch I used for the oval with the Thank you sentiment.  I believe that sentiment is from Hero Arts.   Around that oval I used blue Liquid Pearls.  The pearls under the oval were once white, but to make them blend with the coloring I used Copic marker B97 to color them.  The blue card stocks are from Stampin' Up.

Take care all and have a beautiful day.   God Bless! 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hi everyone! 

The above card is fresh from my craft desk. 

I saw this card on Pinterest this morning and I fell in love with the bright colors.  The stamp set is Wildflower Meadow and it is from Stampin' Up!   The lady who made the inspiration card used Stampin' Up inks that I didn't have so I used a Kaleidacolor pad called Spectrum.  

My base card is purple card stock from Recollections.  I then have a layer of Georgia Pacific white card stock.  I've also used the same white card stock for my stamped image.  I stamped the image onto the card stock with Versamark ink.  I then used a detailed white embossing powder and used my heat toll to emboss the card..  I used a brayer to add the colors.  Using a paper towel I then wipe away any excess.  After that I used the Wildflower Meadow embossing folder to give the card some texture. 

I added purple seam binding to the card.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. 

Well best publish this so I can contact my Stampin' Up pal to get the inks that were originally used.  

Take care and God bless!  

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hey Sassy Pants - Happy Birthday

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I meet my cousin, Gai for lunch at one of the local Mexican food places we really like.  We are celebrating our July birthdays.  Mine was the 13th and Gai's was the 17th.  The above card is her birthday card.  Gai is a couple of years older than I am and has to me always had a sassy attitude (in a nice way).

I stamped the image which is Pure Innocence image from My Favorite Things.  I colored her skin, hair, flower in her hair and shoes with Copics.  I paper pieced her dress.  All designer papers are from Simply Stories.  I add a touch of Liquid Pearls to the flower in the little girls hair and to each side of the sentiment.  I really hope Gai loves her card.

Take care all and God bless! 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wedding card

Hi everyone! 

Here's a wedding card that I made from some Graphic 45 paper and stamps from Taylored Expressions.  The papers are from Secret Garden 8 x 8 paper pack. 

I've used blue seam binding around the center of the card.  Such a simple card to make.  If I know a bride's color scheme, I can always do a card in those colors. 

Take care everyone and God bless! 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hi everyone!  Where the time go?  It's already the 16th and I haven't updated this blog since the 10th.  Good Grief Charlie Brown.  

I did have a fun weekend as I celebrated my birthday with stamping friends at a stamping expo in Overland Park, KS.  Can't wait to start trying out some of the stuff I bought.  

Today's card is one where I colored the sunflower back in the spring.  It's from Flourishes stamps.  I paired it up with some Graphic 45 French Country papers.  The sentiment is also from the Flourishes set.   I add some Stickles (diamond) to the center of the sunflower and put some Glossy Accents on the lady bug.  And oops looks like I've lost a rhinestone in the bottom right hand corner of the mat around the sentiment.  Definitely have to fix that before my craft show in August.  

Well back to finding more inspiration on Pinterest and hopefully getting around to making some cards for my inventory. 

Take care all and God bless! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Poppy Thank You

 Hi all!

Here's another Thank you card I made for an order that wanted some Thank You cards.  I've used my favorite die cut from Memory Box, the poppy die.  I cut it out of Blend It - Express paper and colored the poppies with my Copics so they would have the colors that are in the designer paper.  The DP is from Graphic 45 and is from their Birdsong papers.

The sentiment is from Sweet & Sassy stamps.  I also added rhinestones at each corner. 

I've got some more cards made, I just need to photograph them. 

Take care all and God bless!  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Thanks so much

Hi everyone.  Hope you had a good holiday and weekend.  I know I did. 

Couple of the local stamp and scrapbook stores received the Memory Box die cut release this past week and I picked up my new die cuts on Friday.  I can't wait to start working on my Christmas holiday designs.  I've already entered my new dies into the spreadsheet and each of them have been stored in their respective box and on magnetic sheets.   I haven't started making new stuff yet as I'm trying to straighten up a bit before I get started.  

Today's card is one I made to take to Ink Paper Rubber on consignment.  Jen had informed me she was out of thank you cards so I put this one together along with another that I will share tomorrow. 

The stamp and sentiment is from Sweet & Sassy stamps set called Flower Block 2.  I stamped the image onto Blend-It Express card stock and colored the image with my Copics.  The black square was cut with Spellbinders squares.  I've used some diamond Stickles on the center of the flower.  The red pearls are from my stash.  

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day.  

Thursday, July 4, 2013

When I am old

Happy Independence Day everyone!  

I finished up three cards earlier this week and they have been taken to Ink, Paper, Rubber in Overland Park, KS on consignment. 

This first card uses My Favorite Thing/Pure Innocence Diva. 

I was making this card for my cousin's birthday later this month, but I think I'll use a different stamp for her card.  

I copied the When I am old I shall wear purple poem into Microsoft Word and printed it on white card stock.  I've used a Sizzix embossing folder on the purple. 

After I had stamped the little Diva using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I colored her with Copics.  I then cut her out.  I added Glossy Accents to her shoes, Liquid Pearls - Opal to the pearls, and a purple Liquid Pearls to the center of the flower on her hat and on the clasp on her purse.  I used Martha Stewart red flock with glitter on her boa.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. 

I'll share the other two cards with you over the next few days. 

Take care and stay safe this evening.  God bless! 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Secret Garden Birthday card

Hi everyone!  

My best friend's birthday was on the 22nd.  We'll be getting together soon to celebrate our birthdays as they are three weeks apart. 

While on Pinterest looking at Graphic 45 cards, I saw a layout that I liked using Ladies Diary paper.  Unfortunately, I wasn't into Graphic 45 when it was available so I decided to use Secret Garden paper. 

When I decided to make the card, I wanted to find some doilies.  Do you know how many stores I checked?  None had them in the size or color I wanted.  Then I remember seeing some doilies in the color I wanted at Remember This Remember That.  That store is in Gardner, KS and is 45 minutes from me.  However, since this card was for my best buddy I drove to RTRT and lucky for me they still had them.  They are from Kaisercraft.  

The top card was my first card for Liz's birthday.  It seemed too crowded to me and you couldn't really see the layers.  So I decided to try a 5 x 7 card.  I like it much better. 

I used the Memory Box Fresh Foliage die for the white leaves that are sticking out from the doily.  The flowers are from Recollections.  Not sure of the rhinestone company as they were in my stash. 

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday.  Take card and God bless! 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

French Country Sunflowers

Hi all!

I thought I would share with you two cards today made from Graphic 45 French Country paper.

The card on the left is card designed by ReNae Crabtree Allen who does vintage card classes at Ink, Paper, Rubber.  The diamonds around the sunflowers have had Glossy Accents added to them.  Before the Glossy Accents was dry I added some glitter to the centers.  This card uses 12 x 12 French Country Graphic 45 paper and is a 5 X 7 card.

When I got home from class and maybe a few days later, I decided to make an A2 card from the 8 x 8 French country paper pad.  Again glossy accents was added to the diamonds and to the center of the sunflowers.  Since the seam binding ribbon would have been too big for my card, I used baker's twine.

It's nice to be inspired by ReNae!

Take care and God bless.   

Friday, June 28, 2013

You Look Fabulous

I love MFT/Pure Innocence images.  I always very happy when the scrapbook/stamping store in Gardner, KS, Remember This, Remember That includes one of the images in their Copic classes. 

After coloring this cutie up at the store, I brought her home and added some embellishment by adding Liquid Pearls in Opal to the pearls on the image.  Then to the boa, I had to add some flocking with glitter in it from Martha Stewart. 

Now that I'm looking at it again, I think I'm going to add some glossy accents to the shoes.  This may become my cousin's birthday card.   Gai and I share July birthdays.  Mine is the 13th and hers is the 17th.

That's it for today.  Take care all and God bless! 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I'm back!

Hi everyone! 

Nothing happened to me, but for a long time, I could not upload pictures to my blog.  For some reason tonight, I decided to try again and success I was able to upload a card.  

Then I misplaced my camera!  That was also found today, so tomorrow when the sun is out, I'll be taking a bunch of pictures of cards.   

So this card involves no stamping.  I used Graphic 45 papers from A Place in Time.  I also used the Memory Box Poppy die cut on this card which I inked in some purple ink around the edges.  

This was a Mother's Day card that I had for sale at a craft show back on May 4th.  

I'm looking forward to sharing lots of card with you.

Take care and God bless!  

Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Misty

Hi everyone! 

I hope you had a great weekend.  Mine was very nice. 

Here's the card I made for my niece Misty for her 40th birthday.  I used one of my favorite stamps from Penny Black.  It is on a clear set called Critter Party, but I also remember having a wood mount one too.  Once I had the clear stamp, I sold the wood mounted stamp.  

I just love this little doggie.  The stamp can be used with almost any sentiment. 

I stamped the dog and the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the dog with Copics.  I used E37, E35, E33 on the dog.  After coloring him, I used some blender solution on a piece of sock and dabbed the dog.  This gives the illusion of fur.  I also added some black flocking to his nose.  

The signer paper is from Authentique.  I also used rhinestones down the center of the black strip.  The numbers were die cut using a Memory Box number set.  

Take care everyone and God bless.