Thursday, September 27, 2012

TSOL: Happy Anniversary

Hello! I have a quick and easy Anniversary card to share with you today.  I simply stamped the sentiment onto a white tag, and then used some green twine from May Arts, to tie it onto my card.  I added a paper rose to the center of the loopy bow.  Easy Peasy!  The sentiment is from the set anniversary2celebrate from The Stamps of Life.
On a side note, I would love it if you could take the time to vote for me over on the Heartfelt Creations blog.  This is to stay on another term as a designer for Heartfelt Creations.  I don't "do" facebook, so I have to ask here! LOL! 

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: Purple Butterflies and Asters

Hello! Today I have a couple more Heartfelt Creations cards to share with you using the new Delicate Asters collection. I love the fabulous patterned papers that match the collection.  I have included a product list and instructions for both of the cards.

HCPC 3499-Delicate Asters and Butterflies PreCut Set
HCPC  3367-Vintage Life Background PreCut Set
HCDP1 226-Delicate Asters Paper Collection
other supplies: white cardstock, watercolor paper, Black Staz-On ink, Lavender Lace ink (SU), Pearlescent Watercolors, rhinestone gems, button, foam dots
Fold card base so that card measures 4.25" x 5.5".  Stamp Vintage Life Background in Lavender onto white card base.  Stamp butterfly onto watercolor paper in Black Staz-On ink. Use various purple watercolors to color. Cut butterfly out. Cut different panels of dark and light purple patterned paper that are 4.25" in width. Tear edges and distress edges and layer so that light  panel is on top of darker panel.  Cut "Life Is Good" journal box from patterned paper and then notch one end to make it look like a banner. Distress edges and adhere to center of torn panels. Add button and rhinestones around the left side of sentiment panel.  Adhere butterfly using foam dots to add dimension.

HCPC 3496-Delicate Twining Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3497-Script Aster Background PreCut Set
HCDP1 226-Delicate Asters Paper Collection
other supplies: White card stock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, copic markers, white seam binding, white tag
Fold card base to measure 4.25" x 5.5".  Cut panel from Delicate Asters patterned paper to measure 4" x 5.25".  Stamp Twining asters images to hang down in both of the upper corners.  Stamp Script Aster in the lower left corner. Color images with copic markers and then adhere to card base.  Stamp sentiment onto white tag.  Tie seam binding through tag and adhere to card. Tie seam binding into bow.

These cards fit the Creative Card Crew Challenge 20-to use purple!

For more inspiration, check out the Heartfelt Creations blogI would love to stay on the HC team for one more term.  Could you please take time to hop on over to their blog and vote for me?  You will get your name in a drawing to win a $50.00 HC gift certificate!!! There are two places to vote. One is for new design team members (semi finalist) and the other is for current designers.  Thanks so much. :)
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Monday, September 24, 2012

itsy, bitsy spider....

Hi, there!  Today I have a creepy, spider card to share with you.  If you know me well, you know that I absolutely despise spiders.  They put me right over the edge, and when I see one I scream like an idiot.  It is the one thing in life that makes me "scream like a girl"!
I really do not know why I decided to make a spider card today, other than the fact that I have owned these felt spiders for quite some time.  They need to leave my craft space, so I paired him up with a cute little sentiment from The Stamps of Life set web4us, and some Basic Grey Eerie patterned paper.  I added the gems for his eyes and used some baker's twine from The Twinery to dangle him from!
Since I am no longer working at the hospital, I decided to volunteer at the twins' school this year.  My first afternoon is today, and I will be in the media center.  I think it will be fun and a nice way to give back to the school.

This is for the Make it Monday challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Baby Love...

Hello! Today I have a baby themed card to share with you.  I used a Sizzix/Framelits with stamps by Stephanie Barnard set for this card.  It is called Words & Tags.  I stamped the flowers in the background in Bubbble Gum ink and then used Antique Linen distress ink on the edges.  The larger frame is stamped in chocolate onto kraft cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and used the smaller matching frame to die cut.  The flowers and leaves are also stamped and then cut with matching dies.
To make the ric rac, I used the wavy dies from TSOL. 
Here is a photo of the set. So sorry for the quality. I have a hard time taking photos with things wrapped in any type of plastic! LOL!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

TSOL: Onesie Mania!

Hello!  Today I have two cards and a gift bag to share using the onesie4baby die by The Stamps Of Life.  The first card uses one of the Sizzix embossing folders from TSOL on the card base.  Love that these folders match a lot of the stamp sin Stephanie's sets!  After die cutting and stamping the onesie, I went back in with some copic markers to add some highlights.  The "welcome" and the little butterfly on the onesie are also from this set.  This is a quick and easy card to make if you are strapped for time!

Next, I made a quick little gift bag.  If you visit my blog often, you know that I love to use little brown bags to make gift bags!  I used an oval punch to create the handle.  I die cut and stamped the onesie, punched a hole in the top and created a hanging tag to decorate the outside.  These would make great shower favors, or a small gift to give to mom and baby!
Last, I have a card that I made, but I did not use the die for this one. Why, you ask?  Simply, because I did not own the die yet! LOL!  If I had, it would have been a lot quicker to make.  The little flowers are part of the onesie4baby set.  The crayon letters used to spell CORA, are from the crayonletters2stamp set and the "sweet" is from the sweet4babies set.

This is for the Paper Playtime challenge: punches/die cuts plus a sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: More fall themed cards...

Hi, there! Today I have two cards to share using the new Delicate Asters collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I made two fall themed cards using oranges and aqua.  I have loved mixing aqua with orange for my fall creations this year. The product list and instructions are below.

HCPC 3494-Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3497-Script Aster Background PreCut Set
other products: Soft sky and Very Vanilla cardstock (SU), Soft Sky and Pumpkin Pie ink(SU), Memento Tuxedo Black ink, scoring tool
Fold blue card base to measure 4.25" x 5.5". Cut cream cardstock to measure 3 5/8" x 5 1/2". Stamp leaf from Delicate Asters set in blue and orange ink over vanilla panel.  Stamp sentiment toward bottom of cream panel. Score lines above and below the sentiment using a scoring tool. I used a Scor-Pal.  Adhere finished panel to center of blue card base.
 Here is one more card using the same colors. I have enjoyed watercoloring again.  It is something I haven't done in a while until this past year. The instructions and product list for recreating this card are below.

HCPC 3494-Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3498-Delicate Aster Vase PreCut Set
HCD 726 Delicate Aster Die
other product: white and brown card stock, watercolor paper, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky inks by SU, Black Staz-On ink, watercolor brush
Fold white card stock base to measure 4.25" x 5.5". Stamp vase image in black Staz-on ink onto water color paper. Trim image to measure 3 1/4" x 5 1/8". Color with various inks using a watercolor brush. Die cut four asters from watercolor paper, and color. Cut out asters using coordinating dies.  Mat watercolor vase image onto brown cardstock. Brown card stock mat should meausure 3 3/8" x 5 1/4".  Adhere layered die cut flowers to image panel and adhere to card base. Stamp sentiment in Soft Suede ink along side of image.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure you check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for more ideas from the design team!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hello, My Friend!

Hello!  Today I have a card to share using a set from The Stamps Of Life set, Katie2love.  I think this little gal is too cute.  I paper pieced her dress with Crate Paper DP.  I also used a new Sizzix Bigz die by Stephanie Barnard called Flower Layers & Centers.  I used text from an old book to create the flowers and leaves.  I sponged Crushed Curry ink over the petals and molded the petals to add dimension.

This card is for the Mojo Monday 259 and for the color challenge over at The Outlawz Challenge site.  The color challenge was to use grey, mustard and white.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Trick or Treat!

Hi there!  Today I have a card using some new goodies!  I couldn't resist ordering Lisa Johnson's Primitive Pumpkins from MFT.  I was inspired by the layout of this card here.  I added distress inks to the sides of all of my papers and added some burlap twine embellishments. I also added some chunky glitter around the text circle, but it is hard to see in this photo.  I created a mas for the large background circle and sponged distress ink just around the perimeter.

Have a great Sunday!


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Birthdays are "owl" good!

Hello! Today I have a couple of cards to share that I made recently.  The first is a very CAS one layer card using some stamps from Gourmet Rubber Stamps.  I love the sentiment and the vintage looking cake.  Perfect to send to a girlfriend for her birthday!
This next card uses stamps from The Stamps Of Life set, owls2love. I also used the new wavy die set to create the ric rac looking waves toward the bottom.  The embossing folder is from Hobby Lobby and the twine is from The Twinery.  What will I do when twine goes out of style? I am so addicted to the stuff.  I was using burlap twine and jute twine before it was "in", so I guess I will just keep using it! LOL!

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Heartfelt Creations: Delicate Asters Debut!

Hello! It is time for another Heartfelt Creations release. The beautiful aster images in this collection will knock your socks off!  I decided to turn the aster into a fall mum.  Fall is my favorite time of year. I also wanted to show that you can do so much with these stamps and dies.
HCPC 3495 Bold Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3367 Vintage Life Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3474 Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
Gala Glitz-brown
HCD 726 Delicate Asters die

other supplies: white GP cardstock, Dusty Durango cardstock (SU), Old Olive, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry inks by SU, Distress inks in Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Tea Stain by Ranger, Glossy Accents by Ranger, ZOT glue dot
Fold Dusty Durango card base so that it measures 4.25" x 5.5". Cut white card stock panel to measure 4" x 5.25". Stamp Vintage Life Background in Antique Linen distress ink. Sponge edges with Tea Stain distress ink, and distress edges with scissors or fingernail.  Stamp Bold Asters in Dusty Durango ink onto white card stock, and use matching dies to cut. Stamp leaves in Old Olive ink onto white card stock, and use matching dies to cut.  Sponge Crushed Curry ink over white spaces on petals of flowers, and the three tiny dies for the center of flower. Layer the flower starting with the largest working up to the tiny yellow centers.  Add glossy accents to center of flower and sprinkle in Gala Accents. Let dry.  Stamp sentiment in brown ink centered towards bottom of panel and adhere to card base.  Adhere leaves and flower to center of card right above the sentiment using a ZOT.

Make sure you check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for a chance to win this entire collection along with many beautiful samples from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 14, 2012

FWF:Do What Makes You Happy.

Hello and happy Friday!  Today I have a little vintage beauty that uses different Unity stamps.  The sentiment is from the ippity itty bitty called Do What Makes You Happy.  Vintage paper crafts have definitely been making me very happy, so it was perfect to add to my card!  I also used several stamps from the Iron Orchid set My Dear (I think this kit is retired)I stamped the script in antique Linen distress ink onto the ledger DP.  I also stamped the single postage stamp.  You can see it peeking out from behind the bow, and also I cut a circle out of a one of the stamps, and added it to the vintage lady image.  The scrolly stamp in the right corner is also from this set.
The vintage lady image is from a free vintage clip art site here.  I loved the smoky blues, but didn't realize that it was an advertisement for cigarettes!  So....I covered up the word "cigarette" with the circle and gem.
I die cut the flower with Spellbinders dies (Tattered Florals) for Heartfelt Creations with text from an old book. I inked all of the edges with distress ink, and added some chunky glitter to all of the petals.  I just free hand cut the leaves.
The designer paper is from Authentique.  The white twine is from my sweet friend and ippity chick, Noelle.

This is for Crafty Ribbons Challenge 28-vintage theme!

So that's about it! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I may be in a minority group of ladies, but I am so super excited that football season is here! HOORAY! When I am not watching the games, I will be hanging with my guys outside. It is supposed to be GORGEOUS this weekend.

Have a good one!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Hello! Today I have a card to share using a new Sizzix Framelit die and stamp set by Stephanie Barnard.  I stamped my leaves in Mellow Moss ink (SU) and then dabbed the leaves with a course sponge to remove some of the ink.  I love the distressed look it gives the leaves.  I also sponged distress ink (Antique Linen) over all of the paper edges.  The designer paper is from Pink Paislee.  It worked out perfectly that the bird on the paper appears perched on top of my sentiment banner! 

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Friday, September 7, 2012

FWF: So Thankful...

Hello!  Today I have a card and tag that I made as a teacher "thank you".  My boys have LOTS of teachers these days, so it is always nice to have a little something on hand when someone does something special for them.  I used stamps from the Apple Cheddar Soup set.  I used some old Scribble Scrabble DP.  The tag will go on whatever it is I decide to give to them! LOL!
I am thinking it would be perfect on a bag of caramel-apple cookies.  I love that fall is almost here.  It is by far, my favorite season.  I love the warm colors, the smells, and definitely love all of the foods. Halloween and Thanksgiving are bonuses that make it that much better! :)

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Halloween Harvest...

Hi, there! Today I have a card to share using a sentiment from Unity, and the pumpkin and wagon are from Heartfelt Creations.  I pulled out my My Mind's Eye Mischievous paper pad for this one. I love orange, aqua and brown for fall themed cards.  It is a more refreshing, vintage color theme for fall. I distressed all of the paper edges, and added distress inks to everything including the baker's twine.  I love the look the distress ink gives to the twine!  The wagon is popped with foam dots, and I cut a slit in the wagon to tuck that pumpkin down into.  I added an old button to a memo pin to stick through the baker's twine bow.  I used a woodgrain embossing folder on the brown card stock panel, and then sponged white ink over it.

Last night we had some storms which cooled everything off. It was a beautiful evening and a cool, foggy morning getting boys on the bus today. I am happily awaiting fall's approach!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: Crazy Daisies!

Hello! Today I have another Heartfelt Creations card to share with you.  I love the the bold look of the background stamp, and the dimension the coordinating single daisy stamps and dies give it.  I call this my "crazy daisy" card because it reminds me of the crazy daisy bouquets that my patients used to get at the hospital. You know the brightly dyed daisies?  This card makes me think of those and smile. You can find the product list and instructions for this card below.

HCPC 3322 Daisy Patch Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3318 Daisy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCPC  3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 703 Daisy Patch dies
other supplies: white and red cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, SU markers in Lovely Lilac and Ballet Blue, black rhinestone flourishes from Want 2 Scrap, Large Oval Punch from Fiskars
Fold white cardstock so that base measures 4.25" x 5.5". Stamp daisy patch background onto white cardstock panel that measures 4" x 5.25" and color daisies with markers. Adhere panel to card base.  Stamp two large daisies onto red cardstock and cut using coordinating dies.  Adhere over large background daisies and add rhinestones to centers of large flowers.  Stamp sentiment onto white cardsotck and use oval punch to cut. Adhere sentiment in lower right corner of card and trip excess.  Adhere rhinestones flourishes in upper left corner and lower right corner.

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Monday, September 3, 2012


I have had a lot of fun getting started on my Christmas cards!  Always makes you feel good to get a jump start on the holidays.  I love this huge, collage stamp from Heartfelt Creations.  I wanted to give it a vintage, distressed look using traditional, holiday colors.  You can find the product list and instructions for recreating this card below.

HCPC 3492-Noel Collage PreCut Set
other supplies: red and white cardstock, Prisma pencils, Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen, Black Staz-on ink, Antique Linen Distress ink
Fold red card base so that it measures 4.25" x 5.5" when folded.  Cut white cardstock panel to measure 4" x 5.25". Stamp Noel collage image in black onto white panel.  Color with prisma color pencils.  I added glitter details to the berries and centers of the poinsettias with my Sakura Star Dust pen.  Distress edges of the white panel using scissors or fingernail.  Ink edges of white panel with Antique Linen distress ink.  Adhere image panel to red card base.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

TSOL: Trees4Christmas

So excited for this new Christmas set from The Stamps Of Life.  It is called Trees4Christmas.  I am such a sucker for holiday stamps.  I can not resist even though I have too many, as it is.  I couldn't wait to paper piece this tree.  I went for a country/folksy feel on the card above.  My snow mound is maybe a bit to big on the right.  Maybe wishful thinking for lots of snow this year?  My boys never even wore their snow boots or pants last year! Just dustings of snow for us, so I know they are wishing for some big snows this year, too!
I created the star background just stamping the star from this set repeatedly in white ink.
Here is another card using a different tree from this set.  I added some glitter to the star and some red glitter over the dots on the tree.  I mimicked the dots on the strip of patterned paper at the bottom and used some yellow baker's twine to tie in the yellow in the star.

There are some great circular sentiment in this set, too.  I will be showing a card using one of those later in the week.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you all are having a wonderful holiday weekend!