Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rosy Valentine

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful day. Trying to use up some of the scraps on my work table, I created this Valentine Card.

White card stock was used for the base with a black mat for my design. The background paper and tickets are from K & Company's Valentine stack. The heart was cut with my Sizzix "Scalloped Hearts" die. The sentiment came from a Cloud Nine die cut sticker pack and the  3D roses and gems are by Paper House Productions. For the banner, I cut a 3/4" by 4" black strip and fussy cut the "v". Then I layered a 1/2" by 3" strip over the black and added the "Love" sticker.

I think this would be ther perfedct card to give my hubby on Valentine's Day with a box ov candy.

Thank you for dropping by today. Please come again soon and don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood for the "Anything With a Twist" challenge. You have until 8pm, Sunday evening to enter.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Butterfly Friend

My friend, Judy, gave me this beautiful  Sizzix stamp and embossing folder set from Hero Arts. It is hard to tell by the picture, but the flowers, word and butterfly are embossed. To add a little dimension, I used my fancy butterfly die and Stampin' Up Morning Marigold cardstock to create the butterfly. Then I layered it onto my card using dimensional dots. The ribbon is from Darice's So Trendy line.

First, I stamped the image with Stampin' Up Old Olive ink onto Ivory card stock. Then I lined up the image with the embossing folder and ran it through my cuttlebug. I love the simplicity of this design. I am debating on whether or not to add gems to the center of the flowers for a little bling. What do you think? Should I add some pearls to the die cut butterfly?
Please help me decide if I need to add anything to this card. I love hearing from you.

Until next time. Have a great day!


Friday, January 16, 2015

Flower Pop Treats

My stamp group meets the second Wednesday of each month and since next month's meeting falls on February 11th, I thought I would create a special Valentine treat for all who attend. I used the Stampin' Up Petite Petals flower punch, and two EK Success flower punches to make this lollipop bouquet.

Each flower was punched in the center with a 1/8" hole punch to create a space for the lollipop stick to slide through. Then I slid one of each flower onto the stick and slid them up to the lollipop. I curled up the ends of the two center flowers to make them more dimensional. (Now isn't that just as clear as mud?) 

I hope you enjoyed my project for today. Please stop by again soon and if you have time, leave a comment about my work. I love hearing from you.

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Anything Goes With A Twist

Lisa, our hostess for this week's challenge at the Sisterhood, has chosen "Anything Goes With a Twist" as her theme. Make a card or project using a New item. My new item is this beautiful die by Cheery Lynn Designs called "I Do". This die could be used for anniversary projects as well as wedding. I didn't add a sentiment, because I haven't decided how I will use the card. Have to see if I have any weddings or anniversaries in the near future.

Now for the details. I used white card stock for the base, then added DCWV's "All Dressed Up" mat for the background. It's hard to tell, but the silver design is glittered. I then cut a 4"x 5 1/4" panel from silver and placed a 3 3/4" x 5" black panel on top to make the mat for the die cut. The silver metallic ribbon is the Darice "Ohhh So Trendy" line. I found the white daisies in the dollar bin at a nearby Michaels. I am very pleased with the outcome. 

I have entered this creation in the following challenges:

           Moo-Mania & More - Anything Goes
           Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes 

It's your turn. Why not head on over to the Sisterhood, check out the sistahs fabulous inspiration projects and enter your project? You could be one of the Top Award Winners.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Valentine Joy Card

I have noticed a lot "Joy Fold Cards" posted on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. This card is actually cased from one by Beth Crocker found here

White card stock was used for the base and the designer paper is from the K & Company "Valentine Pack. I used a Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch on red dotted designer paper to create the border behind the word panel. The "X and O" were from a pack of letters I found in a clearance bin at Pat Catan's.  

This was such a simple card to make. Will definitely use this as a template for more cards. But for now, I will be working on a valentine favor for my stamp group meeting in February. I will be using mini Charm pops for my treat, just need to figure out how I will dress them up.

That's it for today from frozen Northeast Ohio. Thanks for visiting with me today.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Vintage Auto Card

Today I have another masculine card to share with you. As most of you know, I love vintage style images, so when I saw this vintage car and garage sign, I just knew they would be perfect for a card for the guys. What guys don't love cars?

I will add the sentiment once I decide what kind of card it will be. Could be used for birthday, Father's Day or retirement. DCWV designer paper was used for the background over kraft card stock. The images are matted on black and kraft card stock. The brown satin ribbon is Darice Premium Ribbon.

I had so much fun working on this project. Once I had my images and paper choices, it came together pretty quickly. I just love when that happens. 

Well, on to other projects. Stop by again soon.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Money, Money, Money

My focus for today's project is Masculine cards. After the holidays, I'm sure we all could use a little extra cash, so for the guys, here is a money card. Many of you know that masculine cards have always been a challenge for me. So this year I plan to break out of my comfort zone and make more cards for the guys.

 (Card Front)


For this card I used, Core'dinations "Sailboat Blue" card stock for the base. The designer paper is from DCWV and the vintage images were found on Pinterest. Each of the images were layered onto a black mat then layered onto the blue mat. The sentiment is from a stamp set that came with the "Cardmaking Magazine" from the UK. I left room beside the inside image to stamp a sentiment.

I know I will be making more of these. They were so simple to put together.  The base is 6" x 11 1/4" and scored at 4" and 8" on the long side. I used a 3/4 circle punch to make the half circle in the pocket.
You will need 2 panels 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" for the back and top front panels. The pocket panel measures 
5 3/4" x 2 3/4". This would be the perfect template for weddings, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc.

I hope you like my project for today. Would love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!


Monday, January 5, 2015

November Card Class Projects

My friend, Judy, and I held a Christmas Card Class on Saturday, November 22. Five ladies participated in this class and had a blast. They were so amazed at how simple the cards were to make. We had 10 projects planned, but unforunately, I didn't have time to make all of Judy's cards. On Friday, she surprised me with all the materials and instructions to make the cards I didn't make. Now that I finished them, I wanted to share my pictures with you.

Card 1
(Origami Tree)

Card 2
(Gold and Black Wreath

Card 3
(Silver and Blue Snowflake)

Aren't these cards gorgeous? It is hard to tell from the picture, but the blue snowflake in the center of the snowflake is floating in the circle and the large silver and blue snowflake is glued to the inside back of the card. Judy and Darlene provide me with lots of inspiration for developing project ideas. I am so blessed to have them as friends.

Time to go get my granddaughter. Hopefully I can get her down for a nap and have more time to create. For those of you who are in the frigid Northeast along with me, just keep telling yourself "Just a couple more months and warm weather will be here." At least that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, January 3, 2015


Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't posted for quite awhile. The holidays really kept me busy. The doctor finally gave my hubby the okay to go back to work. Great news for both of us. His disability insurance was about to run out and the house is a mess. Now maybe I can get the house back to normal and start crafting again. We spent alot of time with our daughters, son-in-law and four grandchildren. On December 6, I participated in the Ladies Christmas Gala at our church (dinner and special entertainment), and attended the Christmas Eve Candlelight service. New Year's Eve and New Year's day were quiet days at home reading and watching movies we got for Christmas.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and may the New Year bring you, health and happiness.

I am starting to work on challenge projects and can't wait to begin using my new Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. My New Year's resolution for this year is to post at least 4 new projects a week.

If you have time, stop by and leave a little encouagement.

Thanks for visiting with me today.




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Song Inspired

The Sisterhood's new challenge begins today and the title is "Christmas Name That Tune". The idea is to make a project that was inspired by a favorite Christmas song. I have 2 cards to share with you, because I have so many favorites. My top favorite is "Silent Night" which inspired me to use this stamp by Stampendous called "Sacred Silhouette". The verse inside says "Silent Nght, peaceful morn, joy to all, Christ is born!" on a stamp by Wordsworth. The blue cardstock was purchased at Hollo's paper store and has flecks of white that look like snow. I heat embossed with gold embossing powder and framed the image with gold metallic cardstock. Then I tied gold metallic ribbon as an embellishment.

 My husband wasn't too happy when I walked around the house singing, "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow", from the beginning of November until mid January, because we had more snow than we have had since my daughter's were in school. My youngest daughter graduated from high school in 2003. Eventually, he told me I had to take down the snowmen and quit singing that song. (I guess he didn't want snow to last until Summer.)

Here are the details for my second card:

White cardstock was used for the base and the designer paper is by DCWV. I found the image on Pinterest. My friend, Darlene, let me use two of her Martha Stewart snowfake punches to embellish and I used my SU Bitty Banners Die to cut the sentiment banner. Darlene also gave me some red paper since I didn't have any with me at the time.

This is the Sisterhood's last challenge for the year. We will begin challenges again on January 10, 2015. The sisters are taking a well-deserved rest and spending time with their families. 

What are you waiting for? Stop by the Sisterhood for inspiration and get into your craft room and create. We can't wait to see all of your wonderful work.

Thank you for supporting us this past year. Hope to see you in January.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Santa's Coming

Is it true? Christmas is only a month and a half away? Believe it or not, yes, Christmas will soon be here. I love seeing the excitement in my grandchildren's eyes as they await the arrival of that guy in the red suit, black boots and white beard. Thankfully, I started my Christmas shopping early and I am almost done. I hit some good sales at Kohl's, so picked up Christmas gifts while shopping for birthday presents. I guess it's a good idea to have so many birthdays close together. Now to finish my Christmas cards.

The challenge at the Sisterhood this week is "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". As usual, I found this adorable picture of Santa on Pinterest and just had to use him as the focus. Also, I steered away from the traditional colors of red and green and went for a more vintage look. You will find the details below the photo.


Cardstock: SU Kraft, Core'dinations Chocolate

Dies: Sissix Labels Four

Designer Paper: K & Company

Sentiment: Scrappy Cat

Ribbon: Chocolate gingham

Embellishments: Echo Park Co. Reflections Christmas chipboard snowflakes

Soon the snow will be flying, Christmas music will be playing and the Christmas movies will begin. Guess I'd better get busy on my Christmas cards, so I have time to decorate and bake cookies. Christmas will be here quicker than you can blink your eyes. 

Don't forget to head over to the Sisterhood for more inspiration and share your project with us. You just might be one of our top winners. While there, leave a little love for the sistah's.

I love to hear from you, so if you have time leave a comment.

Until next time, have a great day.



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Germ Free Santa

Hello everyone! This year for Christmas I want my friends and family to stay healthy, so I am giving them these adorable "SANTA-tizer" gifts. So cute and very easy to make. You will find the video tutorial here. I found the antibacterial hand sanitizer at our local dollar store (3 in a pack).

I used a strip of SU Real Red cardstock (2 1/4" x 6") to go around the bottle and secured with red line tape. The belt is a strip of black paper 3/4" wide, wrapped around the bottle  and secured in the front. The buckle is silver metallic paper 3/4" x 3/4" and secured with a glue dot to cover the seam. For Santa's face, I used a 1 1/4" circle punch and flesh colored paper. folded in half. I typed the "Santa-tizer" onto white cardstock, then used a 1 3/8" scallop punch to make the beard. (Try to get the word towards the bottom when punching.) Santa's hat is made from a 1 1/4" square punch, cut in half diagonally. One side of the triangle is clipped off, and add a 1/4" white circle to the other side. Glue the hat to Santa's head and add eyes with a black marker. I used SU red/white bakers twine to tie the head onto the bottle cap.

Won't these make great stocking stuffers? I want to make more for my craft shows next year. I think they would be good sellers.

Have you checked out the "Thankful" challenge at the Sisterhood? Just create a project and use a phrase or sentiment such as, "Thankful, Give Thanks, etc.) Stop by the Sisterhood for some fantastic inspiration by our sistahs.

Have a great day and Happy Crafting.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Giving Thanks

I am so blessed to be hostess for this week's  "Thankful" challenge over at the Sisterhood. My hubby and I have had so many blessings this year. Our family is happy and healthy and my older daughter presented us with a beautiful new granddaughter on April 5th. We are also Thankful that both of our daughters and families live nearby, so we get to see them quite often.

With that in mind, here is my creation for the challenge.

The card base is Core'dinations Chocolate and the plaid wired ribbon is from Bobbie M Designs (found at a local craft store.) I used Impression Obsession's mini leaves (can be purchased from diesrus.com) die to cut the maple leaves from green metallic paper and SU Pumpkin Pie cardstock. The sentiment tag was cut using SU's Bitty Banners dies. Isn't this image beautiful? If found it on Pinterest and decided it was exactly what I needed for this project.

Fall is my favorite time of the year and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, so this was the perfect challenge for me to host.

Now, why not head over to the Sisterhood and check out the other sistahs creations? You will definitely be inspired by their fantastic work. Then get busy creating and enter for your chance to be one of the Top Award winners.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, November 10, 2014

Chapstick Purse

It was wonderful getting into my craft room today and actually getting to craft. I had to make one more owl card for my swap on Wednesday, then it was on to more Christmas ideas. Today I worked on this cute Chapstick Purse. It will be perfect for stocking stuffers and I will make some for craft shows. You can find the tutorial for this project here:

Super easy to make from a 2 3/4" x 4 1/2" piece of cardstock. Then scored on the 4 1/2" side at 1", 1 3/4" and 3 1/4". I used a Fiskars Scallop punch and 1/4" ribbon for the handle. I cut velcro dots in 1/2 to make the closure. The embellishments are by Jolee's Boutique.

Aren't they adorable? Now I just have to decide what to make next. I have so many ideas, I don't know where to start.

Don't forget the new Sisterhood challenge begins on Wednesday. Make sure to stop by the Sisterhood to see the wonderful creations by the sistahs, then enter your project for a chance to win one of our top awards.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Not Again

Monday evening my husband came home from work complaining about severe pain in his left foot. When he removed his shoe, we noticed his foot was terribly swollen. Since he was diagnosed with osteoporosis, I suggested going to the emergency room. Being stubborn, he wanted to wait until morning to see if it felt better. Around 7:30am yesterday, he got me up and wanted to go to the hospital. Just as I thought, he has a fracture in his foot and will be off work for 6-8 weeks. Please pray for strength as I try to take care of him, my granddaughter and 3 dogs. (Believe me, the granddaughter and 3 dogs are easier to take care of than my husband.)

I am hoping to have everything settled down enough by the weekend, so I can get back into my craft  room. I have so many things I want to work on and little time.

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vintage Best Wishes

Feeling a little nostalgic today as I remember all the fun times I had with my Aunt Donnie. I spent almost every weekend with her. We baked cookies, made popcorn, watched movies and played board games. In the summer, we would pick flowers from her garden to make flower arrangements for her church. Sometimes we would pack up the car and head to my cousin's house in Lakewood, Ohio for the weekend. So my project today is a birthday card, inspired by her.

White card stock was used for the base. The background paper and sentiment came from a scrapbooking pack that I have had forever. The pink card stock is Stampin' Up and the brown is Core'dinations Chocolate. The image was found on Pinterest.

I just purchased this Spellbinders Wrought Iron fence over the weekend and couldn't wait to use it. I love how it adds to the vintage look of my card. The flowers are paper flowers from the wedding department of a local craft store. I am very happy with the end product.

Well, that's it for today. Time to pick up my 2 year old granddaughter. I will be taking her trick or treating tonight because her mommy has to work. This will be her first time and I am so excited to be the one to take her.

Have a great day! Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy Fall

Didn't have a lot of time for crafting last week. Beside babysitting my 2 year old granddaughter, I helped decorate and attend a baby shower for my friend, Judy's, daughter. Then I helped with a Halloween Party at our local library and attended a Halloween Party on Saturday. Now I am trying to catch up on my crafting.

Last night I decided to try my hand at CASE-ing a card I saw on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. The details for my card follow the picture.


Cardstock: SU white, always artichoke, pacific point

Designer Paper: SU Brights Collection

Punches: 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" scalloped circle, Owl, Bird

The sentiment was typed on my computer and then punched with the circle punches and adhered to the card with dimensionals.

 This will be my swap for our Stamp club meeting in November. I love getting together with this group
of ladies every month. Lots of good food and inspiration.

Well, that's all I have for today. Don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood and check out the new challenge.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Days

I am exicited to share my project for the Sisterhood challenge "Fall Colors" with you today. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. I love all the reds, oranges and yellows against a blue sky.
The basket was made using my Envelope Punch Board and Stampin' Up old olive cardstock and DCWV fall designer paper. The stamp set is SU's "Autumn Leaf Print" stamp set and Real Red, Pumpkin Orange and Old Olive SU markers. Pop dots lift the rough cut leaves for dimension and topped of with orange and green grosgrain ribbon bow. The leaf vine across the handle was purchased at a local craft store in the ribbon department.

It would make a beautiful center piece for a table or a nice gift for that someone special. It is such an easy project, I will definitely be making more for friends and family.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Make A Wish

My project for today is a fall birthday card. This picture doesn't show the true beauty of the image I found on Pinterest. (I really need to find a better place for my photo box, so I can get the proper lighting.)


Cardstock: White for the base, Chocolate (Core'dinations)

Designer Paper: DCWV's Amber Autumn Stack

Sentiment stamp: Make a Wish (don't know the manufacturer)

Die Cut: Memory Box "Lovely Tendril"

Embellishment: Pumpking Ribbon

I found a few more similar pictures to use on projects. I will be using them for birthday, Thanksgiving and general fall projects.

Thanks for visiting. Please stop by again soon.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Simple Birthday

Hello everyone. Today's project is a simple birthday card. I just received my order from Stampin' Up and couldn't wait to create with the Flower Shop stamp set and pansy punch.

I used my Spectrum Noire markers to color the flowers and used the blender pen to make them look like watercolor. White cardstock was used for the base and the designer paper is from DCWV. SU Blue Ballet and Core'dinations black cardstock were used for the mat behind the flowers. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up.

I have been trying to get up early, so I can work on projects in the morning before my 2 year old granddaughter gets here. I may have to add a little table in my craft room for her and then she can be my crafting buddy. For now, her attention span is very short, so she jumps around from one thing to another every couple of minutes. But, I wouldn't want her any other way.

Well, that's all I have for today. Stop by again soon.