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

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Hi there, today I'm participating in a challenge at the Paper Players
I love the look of water coloring, however I have not been able to achieve the right look.
A few weeks ago I tried different colors on a piece of watercolor paper, let it dry and then just set it aside.  
After seeing this challenge I thought I'd try my luck once again.  
I took the scrap of paper I had previously dried and used it to die cut this birthday sentiment.  I think it came out okay, what do you think?

 I suppose most people know how to water color, but I don't, I wish someone would make a tutorial showing exactly how to achieve this look...any takers?

Anyhow here is my card, but before you see it I have to tell you over this past weekend we attended two separate Garden walking tours and they were gorgeous, each one nicer than the previous.  So it inspired me to take a picture of my watercolor card outside using some of the beautiful flower colors in the garden as a background.  I think it looks lovely, what do you think?

That's it for today, hope you have a chance to leave a comment.

Saturday, June 11, 2016


This is a combination card, a nephew's step-son has graduated from High School and will be entering the Marines!  He will be traveling to CA for his basic training, so I thought the world embossing folder was a good back drop for the card.

Pretty simple...stamped and fussy-cut the diploma (can't believe I don't have a die for that, maybe I do somewhere?) stamped the sentiment, which was a combination of 3 different stamps, popped up the diploma and I was done.  Why did it take me so long though to accomplish this simple card!

Here's a close up of the embossing.

And here's a peek at the inside, the sentiment is from Stampin' Up and the Marine emblem I cut from the party invitation.  It wasn't a complete circle so I had to cut it close and die cut a black cs circle and mount it onto that.  Also added a little pocket for the gift money.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Hi there just a quick post of this very simple card.  I find it very difficult to make cards for men, so this was what I came up with.  As you may have noticed I've been rooting around in my paper stash and decided whether the paper is retired from Stampin' Up or not, I'm trying to use some of it, because I originally bought it cause I liked it, so why not use it!

Anyhow here it is, I added the sentiment in red so that it would stand out from all the other black images.

Heres a peek at the inside.  I used a combination of two different sentiment stamps both from Papertrey Ink.  The sentiment fits the person I have in mind for this card.

Thanks for looking, I'd love to hear from you.
Take care,

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Unfortunately I am in need of a few sympathy cards, which I like to keep the design CAS with a nice sentiment.

Going through my hoards of papers I found this oldie, but goodie, Urban Oasis from Stampin' Up's retired DSP collection.  The colors are Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, basic black and kraft.  When the paper is this lovely it's nice to let it stand alone, don't you think?
The inside sentiment is also from Stampin' Up, Heartfelt Sympathy which has some very nice sentiments, fonts and a few embellies.

Here is a peek at that lovely sentiment I mentioned.

Decided I better make another sympathy card while I had all my supplies on hand.  As you can see, I added a strip of the coordinating paper along the side for a little interest.

Thanks for stoppin' by, hope you'll take time to leave a comment.