Saturday, January 24, 2015

Smooches Valentine

Happy Saturday...

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  

Today I am sharing a card I made using some of my new Smooches Stamps.  

This set is called Chubby Chums and they are adorable images. 
I also picked up the matching dies, which work wonderfully with the image.

  I found it best to use the die first and then stamp the critter.  

 Let's Play sentiment is from the stamp set.

Now off to work on more Valentine cards for the drive.  They must be in the mail by Monday.  


I will be entering this card into the following challenges.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Snow-peep Valentine

Happy Friday!!!  

I hope you are staying warm.

Today I have another Valentine card that I made for the drive to share with you.  

I am love with the snow peeps from Unity and I think this one is my favorite.  
When I received this image, I just new it would be an adorable for Valentine's day.  

I used my Spellbinders card making border die to cut the edge of the top layer of paper.  
I picked these dies up a few months back and they have quickly become some of my favorites.  

Thanks for coming by.  I hope to share some more creations this weekend.  


I will be entering this card into the following challenges.


Thursday, January 22, 2015


Happy New Year all,

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.   

I started my New Years off with a cold.  Yuck!!   That is partly why I have been quite around here.  

The other reason I have been neglecting my blog is that it is Valentine card making season for me.  for the last 4 years I have been making cards for Winter's Cards from the Heart  card drive.  This is a wonderful event.  Winter will be sending the cards off to Children's hospitals around the US.  If you have a moment, check out her blog.

The deadline is getting close so I have been spending every free moment working on cards. 

Today, I am taking a short break to share one of the cards.  

For this card I pulled out a bunch of my dies.  
The Polaroid and heart die is from the Greeting farm.  I use this heart  is one of my favorites and I really put it to use this time of year. 

The papers I choose is some of my favorites from Authentique Paper.  

Thanks for stopping in.  I hope to be back tomorrow with another card to share.


I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Gift wrapping

I would have to say that I am 98% done with my holiday shopping.  Many of the gifts are spread out on the dining room table waiting to be wrapped.  

Before Thanksgiving I made a bunch of tags.... Now the problem.  
Finding bags and gift wrap to match.  Does this happen to you???  

I made a couple of these tags a few weeks ago.
 After a browsing a few stores, I found that I really could not match the 
package as well as I would have liked.  

I used an adorable stamp set that I picked up from the Rubber Cafe.   
I stamped and colored an extra package.  Cut it out and used some pop dots to pop it off the tag.  Added some glitter behind to give it a little sparkle and then framed the image with circles.  

Here is the finished package.  Not quite what I was going for but it works.  


I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Friday, December 12, 2014


Happy Friday!!!!  

I am so glad it is the weekend.  It was a very busy work week.  Now I get to relax and  craft.  YAY!!

I spend all week thinking about participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I came home.... had a little dinner and then made this little tag.  

It is constructed of 4 circles that are folded in half and then linked together to make a square.

I covered the backside with the sweet image from unity.  

When the circles are ope it looks like a flower.  

I stamped this Unity Sentiment on some white card stock and placed it inside.  

I want to apologize for the poor photos.  I have messed up the Sync of my camera and the external flash and I am not sure how to fix it.  UGH!!
 I had to use my on-board flash and it likes to wash out the photo's a little.  I   

I'll be back soon to share another tag.  But I am going to photograph it outside.... better light...LOL


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Taking the challenge with Mou

Hello there.

We are down to 14 days until Christmas.  How are your holiday projects coming along???  

 I took some time this weekend to complete some handmade gifts.  I have been playing around with some mixed media.  I wanted to make something for a dear friend.  She really loves to put together and frame puzzles.  I seem to buy her one every year.  This year I though I'd try something different.  

I raided my son's room and found a dollar store puzzle that he would not be putting together anytime soon.  I used two coats of gesso to hide the image.  Then painted the pieces with silk acrylic paints.  The stamped images and heat embossed the puzzle pieces.  

I then layered papers on the art board and used acrylic paint and my gelatos to achieve the background color and texture.  Added more texture with some modeling cream and Ferro.  

This is actually the first piece I have shared with anyone.  

I will admit.  After I took the photo, I decided it need a little sparkle.  
So I added some distress stickles.  

I hope my friend enjoys this piece.  

Thanks checking in


I will be entering this project in the following challenges

Design Memory Crafts - Take the challenge with Mou - December.  

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Magic

Hello All,

I'm still working on some holiday projects.  Almost done though.  Our house is still treeless.  Maybe we will get the tree up this weekend.  That will make the Son happy.

Today I want to share another Christmas card.

I used the Unity Be Inspired Challenge sketch to put together my card.

Of course the Sentiment if from Unity.  I used the snowflake die from Spellbinders.  I picked up the die at the scrapbook expo.  I just love these shapes.  

Hope your holiday projects are moving right along,.

Thanks for stopping by


I will be entering this project in the following challenges:

Unity - Be Inspired Challenge
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Holiday Cards
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Christmas/Holidays
Get Creative Challenge Blog - Christmas