Sunday, September 18, 2016


A little card for my granddaughter, who I miss so much.  I'll be heading south again in about one month's time so I'll get to see her then, of course along with my daughter and son-in-law, and fur grand-baby!

I received this cute little bear holding a heart from Ellen Hutson stamp company, there was also a little packet of ribbon in a clear pack, what a nice thank you for placing my order, love little gifts don't you?
Anyhow I couldn't toss it, so I just fussy cut it and added it to my "tree" embossed card front.

Here's a peek at the inside.

That's it for now, hope you have a fantastic day!

Sunday, September 11, 2016


This card was made from "Simple Seashells", a stamp set I've had a while, but hadn't tried out.
I also used a PTI stamp called Sand Swatch which I think is just right to look like the beach.  This is the result, I think I'm really likin' it.
I used a couple of strips of a SU designer paper and tip top taupe ink along with PTI's Melon Mambo ink.  I die cut the shell shapes first and temporarily stuck them to my Misti so that I could get the two-step stamping in the same spot.  The Misti is the perfect tool for this.
The sentiment is from a older embossing folder from my stash.  The "sand" die pieces were stamped onto kraft color cardstock and embossed with clear powder,  I like how it makes the pieces really look like sand at the beach.

Anyhow here's the card...

 Here's a close up of the embossing...

I made a couple more of the same card changing up the ink color on the shells to gold and adding a scallop frame, this is the result.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Hi there, another quick post showing a completely CASED card, but I liked the layout and couldn't come up with anything of my own, so.....

It happened that I was away for a few days and lost track of birthday card mailings, so although I didn't really forget it, I just missed it (does that make any difference), this was the perfect choice.
The card is for a male friend who delights in watching the deer come to their property in the early hours of dusk, mainly because they put out bags of corn for the deer as well as a salt block.  We're often lucky enough to be there when the deer decide to come and visit, so nice to see.
So I thought this card would be very appropriate for him.

Here's a peek at the inside.

And that's it for today, thanks for visiting.

Sunday, August 28, 2016


Yay, couldn't wait to try this technique I found at Jennifer McGuire's blog, it opens up a ton of new embossing for ya!

Here's the card I made, check out the circle embossing behind the glitzy butterfly, how cool is that?

Jennifer's blog is very informative every day she has something new to share, here is a link to her blog:, check out her video for the complete process.

I used my set of "nesting" circle dies, cut side down onto the cs however, you must use a beige/tan embossing mat under the cs (otherwise you'll cut your card and you don't want to do that, just get the impression of the nested dies).
This really opens up so many more embossing ideas using any set of "nesting" dies such as ovals, hearts, circles, rectangle whatever you have.

The butterfly (and also the branch) die were first cut from white cs then again from gold glitzy paper and adhered on top of the circle embossing, pretty quick, easy, and impressive (no pun intended), don't you think.
I added a sentiment in gold ink to match the glitzy paper.

Here's a side view showing the embossing.

That's it for now.


Monday, August 22, 2016


Hello there, thought I'd share a card I recently made.  Unfortunately I needed a sympathy card and thought these beautiful forget-me-knots were just the floral image I wanted.

A peek at the inside sentiment too...

Thanks to my fellow stamper, Diane Oliver, for sharing some of her supplies!

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink

Monday, August 15, 2016


Hi there,
Thought I'd share a few color variations of the same card.  I needed at least two "house warming" cards and thought I'd make an extra one to have on hand.

Fairly simple cards, I used a cover plate horizontal stripe die to cut the white frame, then cut away one of the stripes to leave a large enough space for my sentiment, which was heat embossed in white embossing powder.

Had fun die cutting some adorable macrame plant hangers, planted a few succulents, added a little metal circle as if it was holding up the planter and I was done.

Years ago I did macrame hangings and still have one of them, unfortunately it was made in bright red cord, so it really doesn't go with too much although it might look okay on my porch, I'll have to try it.

That's it for now, thanks for stopping by.

Horizontal die, sentiment and macrame dies all from
Papertrey Ink.
Papers from Stampin' Up

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Masculine birthday card

Howdy Friends, thought I'd post this quick and easy birthday card I made for one of my brothers. No fussy girl stuff on this card!

I stamped a background stamp onto a piece of white card stock 5 1/4" x 4". Then die cut a circle from the same piece with an opening large enough to accommodate the cowboy boots, which I stamped onto a smaller piece of white cs and adhered behind the opening.  It was easy placing both words of the sentiment on the die cut banner using my trusty Misti.

Here's a look-see at the inside...

Thanks for lookin' and maybe leavin' some kind words.

Stamps-Hardwood, Country Livin, Thoughtful Banners from Stampin' Up
Sentiment from Ombre Birthday Wishes from Papertrey Ink