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, September 19, 2016


Hi and welcome to my blog. We are still having summer here, how about you? So I made this card using butterfly stamps from Altenew. My inspiration for this card came from this picture on the Altenew challenge blog.

I used the Spellbinders Labels 50 to cut out the shape and then used various washi tapes behind it. I stamped Altenew butterflies around the card. I chose the colors and the washi tape from the inspiration photo to make my card.

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

Challenges entered:

                                            Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple
                                            Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Altered Dies #18

Hi and welcome to my blog! I am showing another altered die card today. When I was making this card I wanted it to have a vintage look. I had an awful time finding patterned paper to go behind my image. Have you ever had one of those days? I even had some friends over who were helping me find the patterned paper that looked right. We found one, then I decided that sepia looked better on the image instead of black so that trashed my patterned paper idea I had, because the sepia color did not go with the paper. Do you remember the show What Not to Wear? I remember them saying on that show that as long as something goes it is fine to wear it. You don't have to be matchy matchy! So that is my philosophy on this card. My patterned paper goes! LOL!

     I started with the Flower Bramble die by Cricut and cut using cream card stock.

I adhered it to pink card stock and cut out an oval using Spellbinders small ovals die in the middle to give the card a different look.

I decided that the card looked too large so I cut it down some. I added the patterned paper behind the oval and pop dotted the image on top. Now the card looks more like a frame instead of just adding something on top of the background. I also added teal butterflies that were cut out using Tim Holtz's Butterfly Frenzy die.

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

Challenges entered:


Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Fallen Leaf

Hi and welcome to my blog! I am really wanting Fall to hurry and get here! It has been in the 90's here most of the week! I love Fall with all its colors and smells. I love the beautiful colors of the leaves on the trees especially. I guess this comes from growing up on the prairie in Texas and not seeing tree leaves turn colors. My mother recalled that when I was around 5 years old we traveled somewhere in the Fall where the leaves were turning colors. I yelled out - "look, the trees are blooming!" So, I have made a card using this neat tree from Just For Fun Stamps. I used a background I made awhile back where I patted Distress inks on my mat, spritzed the inks with water and smooshed glossy card stock through the inks. I used my clear Wink of Stella pen over the paper leaves.

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

Challenges entered:

Just For Fun:  Fall
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Stamp It
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Stamp It
Word Art Wednesday:  Challenge #246-247

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 - Septmeber

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I want to show you a tag I made for Tim Holtz's challenge this month. We were to start with a patina background. I used two metallic colors of acrylic paint - gold and purple, and some regular pink. I also spritzed water on them that had some White Glimmer Mist in it to give the whole piece some shine.

We were to use the alcohol resist technique here, and I used the trees stamp from Inkadinkado. I also had fun playing with the alcohol inks a bit at the top and bottom of the tag. I must say I really like using the alcohol inks on Yupo paper!

Here is the whole tag!

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

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Stamp It
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Stamp It
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016:  September

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Altered Dies #17

Hi and welcome to my blog! I have another altered die card to show you today. I made flowers from the Spellbinders Shuttered Window die! As you can see I chose bright summery colors. Summer lingers a long time here in South Carolina! I love birds and birds go with flowers, so I just had to add this little cutie to the card. I hope you enjoy seeing how the flowers were made.

I started with this die. You see that the top of the window looks like half of a flower.

I cut out 2 windows and cut off both the tops.

When the 2 tops are put together they make a flower! As you see on my card, I added patterned paper behind the flowers for them to stand out more.

I made three to go on my card. The Dina Wakely bird was stamped on patterned paper and fussy cut. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Challenges entered:

Die Cuttin' Divas:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Scrapy Land:  Use An Image
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes #246-247

Friday, August 26, 2016

Poppin' Poppies

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I want to show you a card I made using the Crocheted Poppy by Our Daily Bread Stamps. I had fun coloring the poppies using my new Zig Clean Color brush markers! I love them because they blend so nicely and have a very narrow tip. I also followed this card sketch from Our Daily Bread Designs challenge:

                                                             Here is my card.

The circle dies are -- white one is from Nellie Snellon and the red one is the Parisian Motifs Spellbinders die. The lace border was made by using three layers from a Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope your day is full of good things!

Challenges entered:

Our Daily Bread: Sketch

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Just Beachy

Hi! I hope you are having a good day. I have made several projects with a beach theme lately. I must have the beach on my brain! I went to the beach in June and I guess I need some more time at the seashore. I made a beach themed tag this time using 2 techniques that Tim Holtz showed on his blog.

I stamped several seashells and fish on the background with Faded Jeans Distress ink. The die is Cattails from Spellbinders. The die cut from tag board is a Cheery Lynn die. I added centers to the tag board using the same die and cut from shimmer sheets, cream handmade paper and brown mulberry paper. At the bottom I added Mudd Puddles mini shells  and Champagne glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Summer Fun

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