Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Birthday Card

This is the birthday card I made for my husband.  It gets harder and harder for me to come up with a masculine design.  I tried something different where the design could be for both masculine and feminine depending on the choice of colors.

The background, vine panel, and birds were all water colored.  I used distress inks on the background.  And Prima metallic inks on the vine panel and birds. 

I love the bird dies because they are dimensional.

The dies used came from  The Birthday sentiment was cut out using Simply Defined Reflections Adhesive Sheets in Matte Gold.

Front View

Side View

Side note:  I didn’t notice how crooked the panel is on one side until I saw the photo.  Oh these old eyes, lol.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Happy Valentine’s

Below are two cards I created for my youngest Grandsons and Husband.    I made two of the first card for both Grandsons.  I kept it simple and easy.  All elements, Embossing folder, Sentiment stamp and Cardstock used are from my stash.

I was inspired by Penny Ward of Penny Ward when she shared this card:

Valentines-Penny Ward

The second card was created for my Husband using my new dies from Spellbinder’s Small Die of the Month Club (Heart and Arrow).   The Sentiment stamp, Cardstock,  and small Heart punches used are from my stash.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Birthday Card

I made this Birthday card for a special friend who’s Birthday was back in December, 2017.  I am just getting around sharing the card.  (Actually it was in my camera waiting patiently for me to share).


Wreath & Flowers Die is by Gina Marie Designs.

Leaves created with Sizzix Garden Greens Die (Tim Holtz Alterations).

Paper, Ribbon, Sentiment, Pearls all from my stash.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Happy 11th Birthday

I made this card for my Grandson who will be 11 yrs. old very soon.  No matter how many times I make masculine cards I still find it to be very challenging. 

I used black cardstock for the base of the card. 

The front panel is made out of silver foil cardstock.  I used a Tim Holtz’s Texture Fades embossing folder called Riveted Metal.  The Gears Frame and Gears were cut from black foil cardstock. And the Gears Frame and gears were cut from a new die bought from  The Happy Birthday sentiment die is from Paper Smooches (Birthday Words).

Hunters Bday-Front-Back_FB2018

The inside of the card I used silver foil cardstock for all the tools.  A couple of the handles on the tools was cut from real wood paper. The tool box was also cut from real wood paper and then colored with colored pencils for dimension. 

The tool box die is from the Frantic Stamper Inc. The tools were cut from two different dies: Handy Man Tools (Memory Box) and some from dies purchased from 

I used glitter card stock for the balloons and the number 11.  The balloon strings were cut from silver foil.

Hunters Bday Card-Inside_FB2018

I was having so much fun adding the tools and balloons to the inside of the card that I ran out of room for a sentiment and signatures.  So I used the back of the card to add more balloons to hold a sentiment, signatures and the date.  This is a first for me and not sure if I like it but I am sure Hunter will love it!

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Sharing Happy Birthday Card

Hunter gave this card to his Grandmother back in November for her Birthday.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Final Christmas Cards for 2017

Sharing the last four Christmas Cards of 2017 I made for my Sister-in-law and Nieces.  They really loved them a lot! 

All four have the same Christmas Tree image but each tree was die cut from different papers.  And the backgrounds are all different.

(click on each image to get a closer view)

Thank you for all your lovely comments you shared in 2017.

Wishing all of you a Very Happy & Healthy New Year!


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

So Many Snowmen and More

I made two of this card for my Grandsons.  It was really fun to make and they loved their card.

I made this card for Mandy and Steve. 

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Well all the Christmas cards are made and mailed!  My list got a little bigger this year and I was so glad I started making the cards in November.  I made several different designs but only took photos of the ones I sent to my family.  Today I am sharing two cards with you.  More will come soon.

Snowflake Shaker Card

Snowflake Wreath

I guess by now you can see that snowflakes seem to be the theme I went with this year.  Each card I am sharing has snowflakes on them in some form or other.  My favorite themes for Christmas time are Snowflakes, Snowmen, and Christmas trees.

If you have any questions about these cards please feel free to send me an email.

Season’s Greetings!