Saturday, May 13, 2017

Grateful Easel Card




I made this card about 3 weeks ago for the employees at the front desk of my Doctor’s Office.  I thought I would give an easel card a try because I received a beautiful one for Easter and it perked up my mojo.

What I did a little different was I made a shaker window to hold sequins as the stopper to hold the front of the card.

I am sorry for the poor photography but if you click on the photo you may be able to view it better.

I cannot provide a recipe because I forgot to write down all the tools I used to make the card.  However, if you have any questions about the card feel free to ask me.


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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sharing Three Cards


Sent to My Doctor


Sent to the Nurses


Sent to My SIL for Birthday


Stamps Used:

Tea Cup and More Stamp –

Cosmos Floral Stamp –

Make A Wish Stamp – from Cosmos Floral stamp


Dies Used:

Grateful –

Single Roses –


From My Stash:

All papers, cardstock, and embellishments; Colour Blend pencils by Spectrum Noir; Delicata Golden Glitz ink; Mini Prills (center of flowers) by


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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Beautiful Spring Birthday Card

(click on image for closer view)
My card inspiration came from Tatiana Trafimovich for

Beautiful Spring Stamp Set
Core’dinations 110lb Cardstock
My Favorite Things Rainbow Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack
Canson Water Color Paper (for flowers)
Zig Clean Clean Color Real Brush Brushes
Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders One (Dies)
Stash: Sequins, Seed Beads, Sentiment, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pen
Note: Scan and Cut used to cut out flowers.
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Some Bunny Loves You



Some Bunny Loves You Easter Cards Hunter and Levi 2017

(Click on Image to Get a Closer View)


Inside Views

(Click on Images to Get a Closer View)


I used a new stamp by Simon Says Stamp called Some Bunny.  The little Chick on the green framed card came from last year’s stamp set called Chirpy Chirp Chirp by lawn fawn.

All images and backgrounds were water colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush. I used Canson 140lb cold press watercolor paper.

The cards are one layered cards except for the chick on the green framed card. I used my SNC to cut out the chick and glued on top of the egg.

All the embellishments and cardstock came from my stash.  The colored card stock is by Core’dinations. 

Sequins used for added flair.  Sparkle from Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle brush. White dots and lines were made using a Signo Uni-ball pen. 

The corners of the card were cut using WRMK Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (Deco).


My inspiration for these cards came from Prairie Paper & Ink (AmyR):


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Card





Birthday Card for Carmen S INSIDE 3302017FB




   Canson XL Water Color Paper 140#

   Core’dinations Cardstock White 110#

   Dahlia Close Up Cling Rubber Stamp

   WOW! Metallic Platinum Super Fine Embossing Powder

   Peacock Feathers Distress Ink

   Dusty Concord Distress Ink

   “Happy” Die by Cherry Lynn Designs

   “Birthday” Stamp by Simon Says Stamp

   Inside Sentiment: Birthday Wish by Stampendous

   Butterflies and sequins from my stash


*Sorry for the poor photography :(


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Saturday, February 25, 2017

“Elementary, My Dear Watson”


You probably guessed by the quote above that the theme for  my husband’s 70th Birthday card is Sherlock Holmes.

Chuck has always been of big fan of Sherlock Holmes and I thought that he would really enjoy his birthday card.

 Tidbit: A documentary about the real life inspirations for Sherlock Holmes. A leading professor of medicine, Dr. Joseph Bell is a pioneer in a new field, forensic science. Joseph Bell is the real life model for the greatest fictional detective in history. He inspired his student, Arthur Conan Doyle to create a legend.

 I was inspired by a card I saw a very long time ago and I just had to have the Sherlock Holmes Stamp Set used on that card.  The stamp was purchased from Kraftin’ Kimmie about 4 year’s ago (I think) with my husband in mind.  And I just got around to using it, lol.  Here is a picture of the original card that I cased.


Sherlock Holmes Sample

Kraftin’ Kimme


I used the Zig Clean Color Brushes to water color the image.


CD of some of Chuck’s favorite songs.  And the label of Sherlock Holmes playing the violin was created using my printer and a printable CD.


Note: The Sherlock Holmes stamp is no longer available from Kraftin’ Kimme.


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Two For One Post!


It’s been quite a long time since I posted to my Blog.  I came down with a bad stomach bug in November.  And when I felt better I began making my Christmas cards.  My Christmas list was almost three times longer than Christmas 2015.  I made 35 cards (and envelopes) to send out and let me tell you after I mailed them I was relieved and burnt out, lol.

After all cards were ready for mailing it hit me that I forgot to take photos of the different style cards I created except for one.  The photo is below.

The photo does not do it justice because the deer was made from a bright gold foil card stock and the camera wouldn’t give me a good shot of it.  I am blaming the camera not me, lol.


Reindeer Christmas Card


I cased this card from Nichol Spohr, LLC





Below is a photo of my Grandson’s Birthday card.  He turned 10 in January.  Like I mentioned above I was so burnt out from making Christmas cards that my creative mojo was gone!  But I knew I wanted to make a card for him so I worked hard to get my creative juices running again.  Once I started the card I began to have fun making it.  Most of the card is water colored.




Thank you for visiting my blog.  If you have any questions about the cards please feel free to send me an e-mail with your questions.



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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