Saturday, November 4, 2017

Happy Birthday Card

I made this card for my friend Judy who celebrated her birthday on October 29th. 

I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire when she made a shaker card using tulle.  What I did was make the entire card front the shaker. 

I had a hard time trying to decide if I should put a sentiment on the card front but nothing looked right.  The Happy Birthday and verse sentiments are in the inside (not shown).

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ghostly Greetings

I finally got my youngest Grandsons’ Halloween cards completed and they are in the mail!  The cards were such a challenge plus very tedious for me.  Now that its all behind me maybe the next time I make a pop-up box card it will be a little easier (wink).

I was unable to get a good photo of all the sides on each box but they were decorated with more little ghosts and spider webs.

All images were water colored using Zig Clean Brushes and were cut out using my Scan ‘N Cut.



Box Card Pop-Up Die: Lawn Fawn

Alphabet Die:

Happy Halloween Sentiment: Scan ‘N Cut File

Stamps: Fab-BOO-lous Friends--MFT

               Spooky Street—Newtons Nook

Papers:  Digital Halloween papers

Stash:  Distress Oxide inks, Nuvo Crystal Dots, Stickles,

             and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017


My youngest grandson is playing football for the first time this year.  He is doing great (he got 3 touchdowns so far).  I made this card to show him how proud I am on how well he is doing.



All images are digital.  Football player was colored using Chameleon Colored Pencils and cut out using my Brother Scan ‘N Cut.  Name and Number on football image shirt was created in Paint Shop Pro. The goal post and flag pole was colored using Paint Shop Pro and cut out using my Scan ‘N Cut.  The team name ‘Avengers’ was created using two alphabet punches by Martha Stewart. 

Two stamps were used for the front and inside sentiments: You Make Me Proud (Technique Junkies) and Congrats-Way To Go using an older stamp which isn’t marked who made it.  Sky created using a stencil.  Grass area was created using Distress Oxide Inks.  Striped papers are digital.  And everything else is from my stash.

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Friday, September 22, 2017


My 10 year old grandson went to sailing camp for a week this past summer and learned to sail plus he took a water safety course too.  I made this card to express how proud I am of him for a job well done!



I used three stamps to make this card: Sailing (Simon Says Stamp), Life Anchor (Waffle Flower) and You Make Me Proud (Technique Junkies). And I did all the coloring using Chameleon Colored Pencils.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Levi!

Today is my youngest grandson’s birthday and I love to share the card and gift card holders I made for him.

Levi loved the film strip on his Mom’s birthday card and he said he wanted it on his birthday card too.

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(his Mom’s card)

Decorated envelope and gift card holders.

(You probably guessed by now that the family are cat lovers.)

I cannot believe I used so many products to make one card & accessories, lol.


o Newton Loves Cake (Newton’s Nook Designs)

o Little Cat Agenda (Mama Elephant)

o Happy Birds (W Plus 9)

o Let’s Bokeh (Lawn Fawn)


o Alphabet Dies (Lawn Fawn)

o Celebration Balloons (Poppy Stamps)

o Stitched Film Strip (Pretty Pink Posh)

o Gift Card Die (Little B Gift Card Dies)

Other Products Used:

o Distress Inks (Background)

o Distress Oxide Inks used on balloons, L-e-v-i on envie, & dots on gift card holders.

o Zig Clear Brush Water Color Brushes (cat images).

o Martha Stewart Alphabet Punches (L-e-v-i on balloons)

o Water Color Paper, Sequins, Glossy Accents, Neenah Creative Collection Paper

Note: Some of the stamps sets and dies are old and may not be available.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happy Birthday Sister

This card was sent to my sister for her Birthday.

Items used to make this card:

o Abstract Flowers Dies by Impression Obsession

o Layered Leaves Dies by My Favorite Things

o Sentiment – Hello Flowers by Hero Arts

o Flower Centers – Mini Prills

o Background – Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers & Dusty Concord)

o Papers – From my stash

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Oldie But Goodie Technique

Sharing My First Bokeh Technique

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I made a template with various circle sizes.  Then I used a mini sponge dabber to create the Bokeh look using the template and Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink.

The backgrounds on both cards is blended Distress Inks (Dusty Concord & Peeled Paint).


“Thanks” – Impression Obsession

“Hello” – Papertrey Ink


“A Warm” – Papertrey Ink (Wonderful Words: Hello)

“For All That You Do” – Papertrey Ink (Wonderful Words: Thank You)

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Happy 40th Birthday

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Hunter and Levi’s Mom, Mandy celebrated her 40th Birthday on 7/11.

Everyone in the family loves cats and that is the theme I chose to do.

The photos are of Hunter, Little Man (new kitty) and Levi. Everybody

including Little Man loves cake just like Newton!


Stamp Set – Newton loves cake (newton’s nook designs).

Sentiment – Celebration Stamp & card dies (concord & 9th)

Stitched Film Strip die – pretty pink posh

Newton and cake – water colored using Distress Ink Pads

Elements – Tiny gold stars, stickles on centers of stars, & spectrum noir sparkle brush Pen

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