Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hey, Valentine!

With temperatures in the teens for today and tomorrow, I decided to hide out in my craft room and get some work done. Today, I want to share the Valentines Day cards I made for my grandchildren.  The images are Stampin' Up's "Hey, Valentine" stamp set found in the Sale-a-bration catalog. The sentiment is from SU's "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set.

The pirate is for my 4 year old grandson, the fish for my 7 year old granddaughter and the fox goes to my 2 year old granddaughter.  Click on the image to see a bigger picture. Just made card fronts and kept it simple for mailing.

Card stock: white and black
Ink: Black India ink
Designer Paper: K & Co. Valentine pack
Punch: EK Success Fancy Label

If you like this stamp set, check out Stampin' Up's site and see all the wonderful stamps in the Sale-a-bration catalog and all the free items you can get for every $50 you spend. 

And don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood for the new challenge "Let It Snow" hosted by Diane. The sistahs and step-sisters have some great inspiration projects to share with you. 

Have a great day everyone! 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Let It Snow

This week's challenge at the Sisterhood, hosted by Diane, is "Let It Snow. Your challenge is to use snowflakes on your project. I was so excited to try out my new Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. The snowflakes and fairy are images from the Silhouette Club. I just love this machine. So easy to load and cut.

Now for the details. I started with white card stock for the base and added designer papers from the DCWV "Winter" Stack. Light blue gems were used to highlight the center of each snowflake and I used a snow marker for the sentiment. Since the fairy's wand was so small, I used a white gel pen to make it stand out better.

Now, why not head on over to the Sisterhood and join in on the fun. You could be one of the Top Award Winners. The sistahs have some beautiful projects for inspiration.

Well, that's all for today. Happy Crafting!


Monday, January 26, 2015

Lotus Blossom Stamp Set

I was so excited to use my new Stampin' Up "Lotus Blossom" stamp set on this card. The background was made using my Memory Box "Texture Tessatina" stencil and Tim Holtz distressed inks "Tattered Rose" and "Antique Linen". After taping my stencil and paper down to a silicone craft sheet, I used a dauber to add the Antique Linen ink and then used another dauber to layer "Tattered Rose" ink over top. Next, I stamped the lotus blossom onto white cardstock with the Stampin' Up Red Rose marker. The stem was stamped with Close to My Heart Olive Green and and Garden Green. The background panel and the image panel were layered onto black mats. Holiday Green ribbon by Darice was tied around the image to add a little depth.

I love this stamp set and will be using it quite often. I also purchased Stampin' Up's "Petal Potpourri" bundle and hope to use it soon. First I have to make Valentine cards to send to my grandchildren.

Thank you for visiting with me today. 


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.