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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Planting Season

Hi Everyone! It is a beautiful day here. I made this card with Impression Obsession stamps (listed below) that remind me that I need to go buy plants for my pots real soon! My pansies are still looking great, but I know they won't last too long as it heats up here. This is also a Mother's Day card for my MIL. For many years we would go to her house on Mother's Day and help her plant flowers in her big flower box on the patio and by the side of her house. She is now in the hospital and will be going to a nursing home soon. We will have good memories of all the beautiful flowers that were blooming at her house each year.

I went outside my box and made this card using a large die to create a different shape.  I fussy cut the flowers, added Flower Soft to the leaves, added glitter to the flowers and pop dotted one of the flower bunches over the others. The background was made by using two large background stamps, paisley and crackle, than stamping the large flourish in the corner. The butterfly is from Cheery Lynn.

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

Impression Obsession stamps used:

Challenges entered:

Cheery Lynn:  Mother's Day
Impression Obsession:  Outside of the Box
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Big Stamp
Through the Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes

Monday, April 21, 2014

Friends Are Family

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your day. I want to share a friendship card I made with the cute Ellie the Elephant stamp set 553 from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I love the saying "friends are the family we choose". God has blessed me with such a wonderful friend family! I cherish each and every one of you! It seems like I have been doing a lot of paper piecing lately, but I love the look of it, so Ellie is polka dotted this time!

I cut strips of patterned paper and left some gaps between to add Gypsy Red glitter GM2005 to the background.Sparkling Snow glitter G1003 was used on Ellie's polka dots and Bubblegum glitter G1088 was used on the mouse.

For full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.

Thank you so much for dropping by. I hope your day is full of good things!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Easter

Hi Everyone! I cannot believe Easter is here. We have had such a long Winter and a hint of Spring. I must say it is beautiful in my area with all the trees and flowers blooming. I want to wish each of you a wonderful and blessed Easter.  "He is not here: for He is risen, as He said."  Matthew 28:6a.

Challenges entered:

Catch the Bug :  Spring Time
Cheery Lynn Designs:  Pretty in Purple
Country View:  New Beginnings
Jo's Scrap Shack:  Happy Easter
Simon Says Stamp:  Animal Antics
Sweet Stampin':  Flowers

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Has Sprung

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. Well, Spring has sprung here in our area. The trees and azaleas are beautiful! I want to share a tag I made for Tim Holtz's tag challenge for the month of April. I had fun using the lattice cut from tag board. I used a brand new mixed media embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Copper Flame and added in some Sparkle N Sprinkle Candlelight and Cerulean Star embossing powder with it. I love how the lattice turned out. Here is a close up of it. I love the shimmer and shine.

I also used some washi tape with birds on a wire that I recently received from a good friend of mine. She knows I love birds. Thank you so much, Kim! It went perfectly with this tag. Speaking of birds, I used my favorite bird stamp. He looks so chirpy for Spring!

To see Tim's demo, please click here. I always enjoy working with his fun techniques. Here is my completed tag with my handmade flowers.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!
Happy Spring!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Hands:  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons:  Flower Power
Creative Knockouts:  Spring is in the Air
Stampin' For the Weekend:  Favorite Stamp

Monday, April 7, 2014


Hi Everyone!  I hope you are having a good day.  I just love the new Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set Ellie the Elephant 553. She is the cutest thing! I had so much fun making my card. Don't you love her little mouse friend too?

I love using the 6 x 6 paper pads that have coordinated papers, so I grabbed one of mine and cut the windows using graduated sizes of the same die from a few of the papers. I pop dotted one on top of the other.  Sparkle embossing powder EP107  was used on the top yellow layer.

I used Purple Potion velvet glitter Gm2001 on Ellie's toenails, mouth and around the flowers.
For full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have fun making your own projects with this cute set!
Have a wonderful day!


Challenges entered:

Joe's Scrap Shack:  Anything Goes
Open-Minded Crafting: Animal Antics
The Squirrel and the Fox: All creatures Great and Small

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone! Who doesn't like birthday's? I just celebrated mine with wonderful friends. It is always fun to share your special day with others. I have made a birthday card using the Penny Black Critter Party stamp set. These are such cute images. I used one of my 6 x 6 pads of paper that had plaids and stripes in it. I thought is was perfect for a fun birthday card. I used Spellbinders Labels 9 dies for the image and border around it and a Spellbinders border from the Butterfly die. Bubblegum glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle was used on the rose. My Tip for Top Tip Tuesday is this: Layering adds a lot of interest to a card. I certainly did a lot of layering on this one!

Here is the inside of the card.  At Simon Says Stamp they are celebrating their 5th birthday! I hope you all will have many more years to come.

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

Challenges entered:

Penny Black:  Cats & Dogs
Simon Says Stamp: Happy Birthday
Top Tip Tuesday: Cute

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop Winners

Hi!  Thank you for participating in Sparkle N Sprinkle’s April 1st Release. We enjoyed making the new projects, and hope you enjoyed the 20% off, good through April 3.
Five new stamp sets, 2 new digitals, and Jazzy Jill’s technique kit were released.
Winners get to choose an embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set
$20 worth of images from our new Digital Line
Our winners are:
Flamingo Bay stamp set from Eret’s Blog (50 comments)
Marylou H
Marylou H

Ellie Elephant stamp set From Anne’s Blog (47 comments)

Diamond Medallion stamp set From Anita’s Blog (39 comments)
Aunt Di

Spring Time Spunky stamp set From Steff’s Blog (42 comments)
Kim Petriga

April Showers stamp set From Mayra’s Blog (42 comments + 3 who were unable to leave a comment)

Winners please e-mail SNS_Artist@tampabay.rr.com with your mailing address, choice of one glitter and one embossing powder which can be used with your new stamp sets, and we will mail your prize.
ALTERNATELY - you may choose $20 worth of images from our new Digital Line
We look forward to sharing ideas from 6 new stamps sets on May 1.

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