Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Another Christmas card set.

Here I am...another set of Penny Black sticker cards.  Loving these.  Keeping the design simple and similar in order to get lots of cards done.
The stickers are from Penny Black (Christamas Song), I heat embossed the edges of the stickers with Lindy's Stamp Gang (Golden Angel Wings).  Shimmering cardstock is from Crafter's Companion, embossing folder is from Stamipn' Up (Softly Falling), ribbon is also from Stampin' Up, sentiment stamps are from old Hero Arts (Holiday Wish) Ink is Staz On (Blazing Red).

This week, I'm entering Weekly Christmas Card Challenges blog for week 51, where the challenge is anything goes.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Penny Black Christmas Cards

I've been getting into the swing of Christmas cards.  I'm still having fun using the Penny Black Stickers (Christmas Song), love these.
I adhered the stickers to cardstock, then embossed the edges of the stickers with Lindy's Stamp Gang (Golden Angel Wings) embossing powder.  The background cardstock is shimmering gold dust from Crafter's Companion.  The embossing folder was included with the October issue of UK's Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I stamped Papertrey Ink's sentiment with StazOn ink.  Gold string is from Stampin Up.

I'm entering this clean and layered card into The Card Concept # 44 where the challenge inspiration is Festive Glory.

Thanks so much,

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Confirmation Card

Todays' card is for a coworker, her niece's confirmation was this weekend.  She specifically wanted an image of Mary and the color red incorporated in the card.
Image is from the internet, sentiment is printed on vellum and adhered over the image.  Embossing folder is from Anna Griffin.


Monday, November 9, 2015

Happy Birthday Card

Hello again.  My...a new blog post two days in a row.  Unheard of!!
I've had some time and luckily the creative mojo has decided to return.


This is for my mother in law's birthday.  The sticker is from SRM, embossing folder is from Stampin' UP, everything else is from my stash.  Using it up feels good.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Christmas cards

I've been working on my Christmas cards and have been having a lot of fun using these gorgeous Penny Black stickers ( Christmas Song). 

They're so pretty, not much more is needed on the card.  I adhered the sticker to cardstock, then heat embossed edges with Lindy's Stamp Gang (Golden Angel Wings) embossing powder.  I love this gold powder, its delicate without being overpowering.  The papers are all from my stash, many of them are old K & Co.  Feels great to use them up.  The sentiment is computer generated.
I'm entering my cards in City Crafter Challenge Blog  where the challenge is to make a Christmas card.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

'Tis the Season...

It seems that the last few years, Halloween ends and Christmas begins.  So I might as well join in.  Here are my first cards of the season.


 I've used this vintage Santa image before.  Love him. 

The layout for this card was found on pinterest.  The vellum is from Stampin' Up, the angel image is from Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

See you soon,

Monday, October 26, 2015

Baby boy card.

Quick card for a friend/former coworker. 
Yes...I still make it into the studio for quick trips...hoping to make it longer soon.  If only that creative mojo would join me!!
Baby buggy stamp is from Kaiser Craft, cardstock if from Authentique, Swiss Dots embossing folder.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

So...its been a while!

Hello, my poor neglected blog.
Yes, it's been a while.  Life happens...and my cardmaking has taken a back seat.
But I'm working my way back.  :)

Here's a quick card I recently sent to Julia in university.  Patterned paper, SRM heart sticker, glitter alpha stickers and a tag.  Done.

Hope to be more prolific in future creations.  :)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Season's Greetings/Happy Holidays

Here's today's card. 

All products are from my stash.  The background is a gorgeous vellum that I wish I could find again, it's just perfect for Christmas cards.  Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

As the season gets into high gear, the pretty packages are ready to mail.

These are on their way to two very special friends.   Inspiration came from Pinterest.
The embossed kraft bag is from SRM Stickers here.  Sentiment is also from SRM here.  The ribbon, label punch and stamp are from Stampin' UP!. I dug out the old chalks(which I haven't used for ages) to distress the doilies.
I'm entering this into Virginia's View Challenge # 10, the theme this month is distressing.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to a special blog hop to say good bye and a great big THANK YOU! to Paper Crafts magazine. 
You should have come here from Melania's blog.
Here's my card.  CAS, with a bit of POP.  Lesson learned from the editors of PC magazine.  Their submission calls always encouraged us to make a card stand out...make it pop!  

Thought I'd share the first issue one of my cards was published-Card Creations Vol 2.

Here is that very first card.
My family remembers the day well.  I had submitted several times with no luck.
But I kept trying.  And trying.  When this email came through saying one of my cards was picked up for publications, I ran around the house chanting "Pa-Per Crafts, Pa-Per Crafts!!"  Even though my cards had been published in other magazines, it didn't feel like I had 'made it' until my card was published in Paper Crafts.  Amazingly, 20+ of my cards/projects made it into the pages of PC magazine.
Cut to the present...I broke the news to my family when I heard that they were ceasing publications and they all still remember my very first 'Paper Crafts' victory.  And they shared in my sadness.
So thank you Paper Crafts, for challenging me, inspiring me and accepting me into your family of published designers!  The card making world will not be the same without you.
Your next stop is Sweet Stamp Shop.

Thanks for dropping by.  Enjoy the hop and all of the creativity found.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Merry Christmas

Good Morning.  Here's today's card.

The paper is from Melissa Francis and Glitz design.  The frame and poinsettia are from The Paper Studio, sentiment stamp is from SU. 

Happy Saturday.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy Holidays

Hello.  Here's today's card.  I'm revisiting my Anna Griffin days.  I love the elegance of all of her products.  I just can't do all the gorgeous layering that are the cornerstone of any of her cards.
But I think I've captured the elegance at least.  

The paper and sentiment are from the Anna Griffin vault...(I tend to hoard them).  I used the cracked glass technique to give the sentiment some depth and texture.  The gold paper is from American Crafts, die cut is lacey squares from Spellbinders.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

'Tis the Season!

Yes, it's time to start the Christmas cards for 2014.
I'm starting today by playing along with CASology challenge #121, where the cue word is Festive. 

Just looking at this card puts me in a festive mood.  Love these stocking stickers from Jolee's and the frame stickers from The Paper Studio.  The embossed Holiday Frame from Stampin' UP! makes the perfect background.  And a little Martha Stewart glitter does not hurt either.  :)
Here's a couple more...

Thanks for stopping in today.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oldie Moldie Monday.

Oldie Moldie Monday started several years ago in an effort to use up supplies on hand.  My friend Barb has been so very consistent in her posting of Olide Moldie Monday cards...me not so much. 
I recently took a few days to 'just create'...not worry about theme, supplies used, or anything stressful.  It was so much fun...just to go with the flow and use what I had on hand.  I made a whole bunch of cards that I am taking to sell at work, all the proceeds are going to Mission Services Hamilton in support of the Christmas Hamper program.
Sticker is from SRM, embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Happy Monday.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Hello...it's been a busy summer, not too much time for creativity.  The summer ended with our youngest starting university.  She is about an hour away, not too far thankfully.  She's doing great so far and she came home for a quick visit this weekend.  It was great to have her home.

Today I'm sharing a 8 x 10 canvas I made for her dorm room.  I painted it black and the gorgeous image is by Donna Estabrooks from DCWV.  The whole paper pack is full of images ready to be framed. The chipboard letters were painted white then lightly rubbed off while the paint was still wet, to reveal the original colors.

A girl in university gives me a whole new reason to create. :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Graduation!

Along with everything else that I'm late with this summer, I am very late with a special graduation card for my girl...a high school graduate!

So I was very happy to come across the July challenge at SRM stickers, and right there was the sketch that inspired me.
I was equally as happy to see that Simon Says Stamps' Wednesday challenge is to emboss it!!

I used Dots and Clockworks Cuttlebug embossing folders, Making Memories glittered stars, and SRM Graduation Stickers by the Dozen.  I brushed the cardstock with Platinum Planet Brilliance ink pad for some added shimmer.

Thanks for dropping by today.  There's still time to join in on the SRM challenge (there are prizes!), go check it out.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

You Are My Sunshine

Well, hello there.  Its been a while, hasn't it?  Hard to believe it's nearing the end of July.  We've had a busy but wonderful summer so far. 
It's been a while since I've had studio time.  So happy to receive this week's Papertry Ink video on Monday.  I loved the technique shared and had fun trying this out.  So here is my entry for this week's challenge PTI Make It Monday #173, no outline watercolor.


The flower stamp is from Scrappy Cat, I used SU Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie with the aqua painter.  The sentiment is PTI Fillable Frames # 3.  I used watercolor paper and lightly painted the background as well. 

Thanks for stopping by today.
(This made me realize I need more PTI stamps.  Love the large flower image Heather used.)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Happy Mom Day

Adventures in cardmaking here today.  This started out as a sketch and color challenge for one of the blogs this week...and it ended up like this...nothing at all like the sketch or color challenge.  What can I say?  Sometimes I go rogue like that!!!

The flower is from Petaloo, leaf die is from SU, sentiment is from Studio G.  I flicked some Twinkling H2O's on the background and it has a nice shimmery effect...which of course here looks like bile.
Sorry for the visual.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mother's Day Cards.

Finally got some cards made.  My mojo has caught up with me, just in time for Mother's Day.

Here the patterned paper is from We R Memory Keepers, dry embossed with Anna Griffin Ogee Damask folder.  Vellum is from Bazzill Basics Paper, Sentiment is from Anna Griffin and flower is from Petaloo.

Next is a set of cards using lovely PSX orchid stickers.  These are out of production, but once in a while I am still able to find them at scrapbooking stores.  And when I do...I hoard them!

Sentiment here is from Studio G.

 Another Anna Griffen embossing folder.

The paper here is from Webster's Pages.

It feels great to get some cards made.  The sun was shining today, my daffodils are blooming...can't get better than that.

Thanks for dropping by,

Monday, April 21, 2014

Birthday Card

Where the heck does the time go?  It's inconceivable how fast it goes.
There has been very little creativity in the studio lately.  Today seems different.  The sun is shining, the daffodils are blooming and my mojo seems to have made a reappearance!!  

Today, I'm playing along with Poppy Sketches #2.  Love the sketch and absolutely lot the pop of colors they've chosen.

Here's my card.

The fabulous stamp is Hello Gorgeous by Penny Black.  I stamped in black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I colored the stamp with LuminArte's Twinkling H2O's (Poppy Red and Autumn Skies).  The sticker is from SRM-Calendar Companion.  The background paper is Antique Script from Bazzill Basics.

Speaking of SRM, I'm entering this into their very first challenge on their new SRM Challenge Blog.  Have you checked it out?  There is a fabulous prize up for grabs and 9 days left in the challenge.

Thanks for dropping by,