Monday, November 14, 2016

Special Friends






I sent these cards to a Mother and Daughter whose husband and father passed away.



STAMPS – Mondo Magnolia Stamp by Essentials by Ellen, Layered Leaves dies by My Favorite Things, and Thinking of You sentiment by Hero Arts, Messages with a Flourish.

The messages with a flourish is on sale TODAY (11/14/16).

 TECHNIQUE for Flowers – Prisma colored pencils and gamsol techique (Blue flower) and Distress ink (picked raspberry for pink flower).

 TECHNIQUE for Leaves – I used distress inks (bundled sage & peeled paint).

 Edges & Center of Flowers – Versa mark and Gold embossing powder and Gold embossing powder  plus Glossy accents for the centers.

 Background Splatters – Fine Tec Pearl Colors (Blue flower-Gold Pearl & Pink flower – Sterling Silver).

I hope I covered it all in the details.  If you have any questions about the cards please feel free to contact me.


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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

You Are Beautiful


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I made this card back in August and did not write down everything I used.  So the details below are from me looking at the photo and piecing together the items used to create the card.  If you have any particular questions about the card that is not covered in the details feel free to contact me.


Stamps used: Sketch Ranunculus and Spring Flowers

Dies used:  Hydrangea Petals and Sizzix Branch w/Leaves #656064 (old) but I found a die very close to it on EBay.

Sentiment: Sketch Ranunculus Stamp set.

Items from my stash: Mini Prills (Sweet Shoppe); Inks (Versafine Onyx black and MFT* (Gumdrop Green); Embossing Powder (Ranger superfine detail clear); Sequins(iridescent) & clear drops (PPP*); Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen with Sparkle, Clear Overlay; Prisma Colored Pencils; Recollections card stock for card base and fronts; Green card stock for leaves.

 NOTE:  There are two card fronts used so I aligned the two and stamped the leaves using the Spring Flowers Stamp.  Then I attached the larger card front to the base of the card.  I added a foam backing to the smaller card front (to add dimension) and aligned the stamped leaves with both card fronts.  The edge of the card base was colored with Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen with Sparkle, Clear Overlay; the die cut leaves were cut from green card stock and shaded using Prisma Colored Pencils.

 *MFT-My Favorite Things and PPP-Pretty Pink Posh


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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Card Sent To My Doctor





Rose Background Die – WPlus9

rose background die

Watercolor Technique – I used distress inks to achieve the look on Ranger water color card stock.  The colors used: Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, and Peacock Feathers.  Then I brushed it with a Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Brush.  Since I used a lot of glitter I didn’t want it to brush off so I sprayed it with hair spray to seal the glitter.

Front Sentiment: Thank You by Whimsy Stamps (Everyday Sayings Notables 4).  I stamped the sentiment on 40# Vellum using Ranger embossing powder, White, Super Fine Detail.

Inside Sentiment (no photo available): by Sweet’ N Sassy – Reads “I will never be able to thank you enough for the blessing you have been in my life.”

Card Stock: Neenah Solar White for card base and rose die.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween Cards


Levi’s Card



0 Digital Stamp – Mo’s Digital Pencil

0 Happy Haunts Sentiment – Newton’s Nook Designs – Spooky    


0 Spectrum Noir Colour Blending Pencils & Gamsol Technique

    on image

0  Inside Sentiment – Mo’s Digital Pencil – It’s All About The



Hunter’s Card



0 Stamped Images and Sentiment – Spooky Street – Newton’s Nook Designs.

0 Windows colored with Spectrum Noir Colour Blending Pencils in Lemon and covered with Glossy Accents.

0 Inside Sentiment – Witching You a Happy Halloween

0 Sky – Distress Inks – Dusty Concord Salty Ocean, and Black Soot

0 Ground – Distress Ink – Ground Espresso

0 Grass – Grass stencil and Distress Ink – Pine Needles

0 Moon – From the Internet (free)

0 Eyes on Tree branches from my stash.


I tried to keep the details as brief as possible.  If you have any questions about how I did something on the cards please feel free to ask.


Thank you for stopping and Happy Halloween!



Wednesday, October 26, 2016



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I am trying to catch up with my blog posts before Christmas gets here, lol.  I made this card for a special friend who has got me through some rough times.  She has already received the card and loved it.



The Floral butterfly (Deep Red Cling Stamps) was stamped with white embossing powder.  The background was created using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The sentiment Friend and Dragonflies are chipboard.  They were dipped in VersaMark.  The dragonflies were covered with WOW embossing powder, Bodacious blue glitter.  The friend chipboard was covered with WOW embossing powder, White Twinkle glitter.  Papers used: Neenah 80# and 100#, Neenah Creative Collection Metallic Chalice Silver.  Corners of papers were clipped with a Crop-A-Dile Chomper in Deco.  Also used Glossy accents to make the dragonflies trail and added blue sequins from my stash.  And last but not least I applied Delicata Silver Ink on the blue background edges.


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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Thank You For Nurses




The medical clinic I go to have such wonderful nurses that take such good care of me.  I call them my angels.  I usually send them cards a couple times throughout the year.  I made this card to show them my appreciation for all they do for me.



Nurse Digital Image – Paper Shelter digital Images (  Image was colored using Stabilo Chalk Pastel Coloring Pencils.

Hint: when using chalk pencils you need to set the chalk or else it will smear or come off.  I use hair spray to set the chalk.

Thank You Sentiment – Friendly Phrases Stamp by Stampendous.

The tiny band Aids are also digital stamps (Nurse’s Medical Equipment bought from Etsy).

Cardstock – Used two shades of Kraft paper (my stash)

Border – on card front was created using Cross Stitched Frame Borders by Memory box.

Stash – Sequins, Seed beads, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Brush Pen.


BTW – All the nurses loved the card.


Happy Halloween!


Thank you for stopping by.  Your comments are very appreciated!


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Thank You




I created several cards since August but I haven’t had the chance to post them to the Blog. I am beginning to post today one of the first cards I created.

Today I am starting with a Thank You Card I created for a lovely friend who has been sending me such beautiful creations that she has sewn.  I created this card to thank her.   It is nothing compared to everything she has done for me but its at least my way of telling my friend how much I appreciate her.

And what a talented seamstress she is!  Here is her blog link if you would like to see her creations:  (This is the most current post). There is so much more to see of her many talents besides sewing by checking the archives.



o Stamp - Mondo Magnolia by Ellen Hutson

o Thank You Sentiment - Papertrey Ink, Wonderful words: thank you die

o Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Tim Holtz (for card front).

o Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens

o Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Overlay (dabbed lightly on flower petals)

o Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, gold and pink and added seed beads to the sequins.

o Card Base - Neenah Solar White (100#)

I stamped the image in VersaMark and then embossed the edges of the flower with Ranger Super Fine Detailed Gold and heat set using my heat tool.

I water colored the Magnolia using  water color paper.  The water color medium used was Zig Clean Color Brush pens in Pinks and Purple.  The white highlights on the flower were created using a Signo Uni-Ball broad pen in white pigment ink.  The Thank You sentiment was covered with VersaMark and dipped in the gold embossing powder and using my heat tool to set the embossing the powder.

The background behind the flower was done using the Zig Brush Pens in a light shade of grey and adding water to thin out the color away from the image.

The card base edges were rubbed with VersaMark and applied the Gold Embossing powder and heat set it with the heat tool.  This gave a nice edge for the base card and pulled all the gold embossing detail together.


Thank you for stopping by and would love your comments.  If you have any questions about how I created the card feel free to contact me.



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Happy Birthday Levi!



Birthday cake

Levi loves balloons and I saw a card made by AmyR and I cased it.  I used one different color on the sentiment and I used more than 2 different size balloons.  You can see Amy’s card here:


Birthday cake



O Card Base-Neenah Solar White 100#

O Card Front-Neenah Solar White 80#

O Balloons Die-Celebration Balloons by Poppy Stamps

O Happy Birthday Die-Painted Happy Birthday by Simon Says Stamp

O Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Tim Holtz for the Happy Birthday

O Distress Inks-Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock     Feathers and Twisted Citron

O Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen-Clear (on sentiment and balloons)

O Sequins from my sequin stash.


Birthday cake


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