Thursday, February 4, 2016


Hello and welcome! I have a fun Valentine's Day card for you today featuring Lawn Fawn's "Handsome Hamster" stamp and die set, Simon Says Stamp's "Heart Breeze" die, My Favorite Things' "Stitched Square Stax" die, Kuretake "Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens", and Tim Holtz "Distress Inks".

I stamped the images in Versa Fine "Black Onyx" ink, colored them in with the Real Brush Pens, then used the coordinating dies to punch them out. Next I die cut a "Stitched Square", layered my images on top, and used the Simon Says Stamp "Heart Breeze" die to make a heart trail coming out from the hamster wheel. The sentiment was embossed with Red Glitter Embossing Powder that I won in some blog candy last year.

To make the background, I blended "Candied Apple", "Worn Lipstick" and "Spun Sugar" Distress Inks on Watercolor paper and sprinkled some water droplets on top and blotted them. Once it was dry, I assembled my card.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Hello and welcome! The following card is a result of finally having a day to "play". These adorable little bunnies are from the WPlus9 "Wishing You' set. I stamped them on watercolor paper, colored them with the Zig "Clean Color Real Brush" Markers, then masked them and got out a Tim Holtz stencil ("Rays") and some distress inks to make a romantic background.

Once the background was complete, I drew in a horizon with a Copic Multiliner and colored in the grassy meadow with  the Zig Markers. I die cut the scene with a die from My Favorite Things ("Stitched Rectangles Stax") set. You can see the stitching detail below.

Finally, I mounted it on Recollections cardstock and added some stickers from my stash to finish it off.

Paper: Strathmore Bristol Watercolor Paper & Recollections Card Stock
Ink: Versa Fine "Black Onyx" 
Image: WPlus9 "Wishing You"
Coloring: Zig "Clean Color Real Brush" Pens
Background: Tim Holtz Stencil "Rays" with Tim Holtz Distress Inks: "Mustard Seed", "Carved Pumpkin", "Candied Apple", "Dusty Concord", and "Chipped Sapphire" for the sunset;  "Squeezed Lemonade" between the rays.
Dies: My Favorite Things "Stitched Rectangles Stax"
Embellishments: Red Glitter Stickers from Walmart, Candy Heart stick from stash

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Monday, February 1, 2016


Hello and welcome to House Mouse Monday! We have a brand new challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and we'd love you to join us. You can make a card using the "Love Is All Around" theme or you can choose "Anything Goes" as your theme to use with your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies Stamps, CD Images, or Decoupage Sheets by House-Mouse Designs®.

Here's my Card and Bookmark using the House Mouse Triple CD Collection

I started with Recollections card stock. I found a piece of decorative paper in my scrap pile, inked the edges with "Iced Spruce" Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

I printed my image and colored over it with Prismacolor Pencils and inked the edges with "Salty Ocean" Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I cut a piece of fun foam and mounted it to the back of my image to give it a little height. Then I decorated with Prima Flowers, Darice Sequins, and Martha Stewart Sequins (the blue heart).

The print out had some extras on it that I used to make a matching bookmark.     

Card Stock: Recollections
Background Paper: Stash
Images: House Mouse Triple CD Collection
Prismacolor Pencils
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Iced Spruce and Salty Ocean
Embellishments: Sequins by Darice and Martha Stewart, American Craft Twine, Prima Flowers
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Thursday, January 28, 2016


Hello and welcome! Today's card features the Timeless Elegance Decorative Paper and Card Stock from Stampin' Up!

The paper was so beautiful I had to put it center stage. I added some Wink of Stella to the darker parts of the roses and pearls to the corners. The sentiment was punched out with the Large Oval punch and backed with another piece of card stock punched with the Scalloped Oval punch and decorated with more pearls. Finally, I added a punch of color with a red metal rose from my stash. 

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Snoopy :D

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Hello and welcome! I am so pleased to show you this card using the Altenew Vintage Roses stamp set. The roses and leaves in the set are stamped in layers with different shades of the same color. The effect is beautiful.

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To make this Shaker Card, I stamped my pattern of roses twice; once on the top of my folded card base and once on another piece of card stock to be layered on top. Then I die cut the card base, the top panel, and a piece of fun foam to layer in between to create space for my shaker. I added acetate to the top and bottom of the shaker so you could see right through the middle of the card, added the sequins and sealed up the shaker.

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I stamped the sentiment on one of the die cut squares, inked the edges, and adhered it to the inside of the card so it could be seen through the shaker. The finishing touches include a triple bow of satin ribbon, lace ribbon, and some pearls.

Card Stock: Recollections
Images: Altenew Vintage Roses, Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings
Inks by Altenew: 
Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapevine, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen
Dies: My Favorite Things Stitched Squares Stax
~ Ribbon: Satin Ribbon by Recollections, Lace Ribbon from stash
~ Sequins: Martha Stewart
~ Pearls: Stampin' Up!

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