Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14


Monday, June 20, 2016

Birthday With Friends

Hi and welcome to my blog. What can be better than celebrating a birthday with friends? My stamping friends and I celebrate our birthdays at a favorite scrapbook store where we spend the day stamping, chatting and eating cake! It is always a fun day. We just celebrated a birthday the first of this month and we are ready to celebrate again in July. I want to show you the birthday tag I made with these cute House Mouse friends. I just bought the stamp and numbers dies today!

I followed Tim Holtz's techniques for his June tag. I sponged a tag with Distress inks. I then took out some white tissue paper and stamped the music and birthday on it. I covered another tag with white school glue and adhered the stamped tissue paper on the tag and smooshed it around a little to make wrinkles. When this dried, I used Tim Holtz's numbers dies on the tag. I adhered this tag over my background tag for the colors to show through the numbers. The image was stamped, colored with Spectrum Noir markers, fussy cut and pop dotted to the tag. The ribbon was colored using Distress inks. I also added stickles glitter to the cupcake.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

House Mouse and Friends:  A Day Spent With Friends
12 Tags of 2016 :  June
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Animal Magic

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Altered Dies #12

Hi Everyone! I have another altered die card to share with you today. This one is a wild card for a boy's birthday as you will see! The background was made by using dot resist watercolor paper and adding blue Color Burst. I added confetti stars for embellishments. The "cute" little monster was stamped, colored with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut.

Here is the inside of the card. I cut a strip of orange card stock and added numbers washi tape over it. I also added some confetti stars under the sentiment.

I used the saucer and tea bag from the Tea Time dies by Tim Holtz. I turned the saucer over and attached the tea bag to the top for it to look like a flying saucer! I punched circles on the saucer for windows.

This was a fun card to make. I hope you enjoyed how I altered the saucer and tea bag to make my UFO! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Summer Day

Hi Everyone! I want to share a card I made using stamps from Art Impressions. I love their scene stamps. I made this scene on a tri fold card. The flower bucket is pop dotted on the front of the card.

This is what the card looks like when the first flap is opened. I added the fence Impression Obsession die to the foreground. 

This is the inside of the card. The butterflies are from Tim Holtz's Butterfly Frenzy die. I used Pierced dies from Gina Marie for the saying.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Art Impressions:  Layer It On Me
Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes #43

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Altered Dies #11

Welcome to my blog and to another altered die card! On this card I used an altered die to make a princess carriage.

I started with Spellbinders Raindrops on Roses die designed for Heartfelt Creations. This is the body of the carriage.

I stamped and colored my Butterfly Princess image and cut it out using a Spellbinders small oval die. This is the cabin that the princess sits in.

I used Sparkle embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle on the princess' wings. I used pink sparkle embossing powder and Diamond Dust loose glitter around the carriage for fairy dust!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this altered die card. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered; 

Die Cuttin' Divas:  Anything Goes
Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes/die

Monday, May 30, 2016

Oldie Goldies

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Memorial day weekend! I want to show you a card I made using all old items from my stash. I have been stamping for about 21 years so I have a lot of old things to work with. The House Mouse stamp is at least 8-10 years old. I use this stamp a lot for birthdays. I stamped and colored the mouse using my Spectrum Noir markers that I have had for about three years. I stamped him again on some background paper I colored with Twinkling H2Os. Remember those? I have had them forever! I paper pieced the "icing" onto the doughnut with the H2Os paper. I also added Sparkle N Sprinkle Diamond Dust loose glitter to the doughnut to look like sugar. You can see shine of the H20s and the glitter here.

I used the Cheery Lynn Mega Italian Flourish Doily die behind the image. I have had that die about 5 years and the round Spellbinders die I used to cut out the image is about 7 years old. The yellow border was made using a Martha Stewart corner and border punch that I have had about 6 years too.

The silk flowers are about 10 years old. My dear stamping friend and I went to a warehouse store one day and found that they had the silk flower bushes on clearance for 90% off! We loaded up a cart full and divided them between us. I remember sitting watching television and pulling off the flowers for many days! I still have a lot left!

Also the little "glass" beads I used, we purchased at Michaels about 6-7 years ago or more.  They were clear. So we colored them by putting a few drops of alcohol inks in a zip lock bag and shaking the beads around in the inks. I still have plenty of them too!

I used a cuttlebug dotted swiss embossing folder on the patterned paper. Both of which are about 7 years old as are the card stocks I used.

The ribbon is seam binding I purchased 2-3 years ago on a large spool and dyed using my Faded Jeans Distress ink that I have had about 4 years. Even my glue I used to put it all together is about 2 years old.

I had fun making my "oldies" card. It brought back memories of when and how the items were purchased. Maybe this will inspire you to look in your stash to see what old things you have forgotten and can use to seem like new again!

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my ramblings. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

House Mouse and Friends:  Something Old - Nothing New

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!

Hi and welcome to my blog. Happy Memorial Day weekend! As we go about our many activities this long weekend may we not forget those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country free. God Bless America and God bless those who are serving our country now.

The blue frame was made by using a punch around the edges. The white frame was cut from the Scallop Quickutz die and the large striped circle was cut  using a Spellbinders die. The label is also a Spellbinders die that was cut from patterned paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day!

Challenges entered:

Double D Challenge:  Support Our Troops
Scrapy Land:  Lots of Layers
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Friday, May 20, 2016

Birthday Blessings

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I want to share a birthday card I made using a new die I just purchased by Spellbinders called Flourish Trim. I cut the die from pink card stock and added it to both sides of the stamped saying by Our Daily Bread Designs. I made flowers and leaves, using felt, to add as embellishments.

I used a rose embossing folder to add texture to the background and a dotted swiss folder for the background behind the saying.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Dies R Us:  Birthday/die
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Felt That
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes