Thursday, January 19, 2017


Hi there,
Another quick and clean card

I love this clean and simple look.  The stitched rectangle dies were a gift from my talented and creative daughter, Nance Leedy of Canopy Crafts.
I found the image sitting in a basket on my desk and decided to use it, so I cut it down to size and matted it on a "similar" color to the words in the image, then adhered it to a slightly larger stitched rectangle and that's it.  I kept the inside plain as I wanted to write a personal note.

Thanks for looking and hopefully leaving a comment.

The image is a stamp and die from Papertrey Ink called Splits

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Flamingo Thank you

Here's a cute little card I needed as a Thank you.  A fairly quick and easy card.

I die cut the flamingo from a piece of card stock where I wanted it to be then  die cut it again from a separate piece of white card stock.  I then placed the image back into the die space, using my trusty Misti I was able to line it up perfectly and stamp it (look how perfectly the eye and beak came out). 

The legs were a separate die and stamp and I just realized I had used a pink card stock when I stamp it.   The effect I wanted was the stamped bird, but still the cut shape visible on the front of the card.
I added the simple plants along with pools of water for the standing bird.  The sentiment is a very old retired one that I was able to curve as if the bird was saying it.  A little bit of pink embroidery floss to the bottom of the card before I adhered it to an A-5 card.

That's it for now.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Friday, January 13, 2017


Hi Di (since you're almost the only one who looks at my blog),

Anyhow here are three cards I made recently, this first one you should recognize with the clear window looking into the card, as the one I sent to John for his birthday.  Hope he got it in time.

It is a card I copied from someone on Pinterest can't remember her blog name though.  She had a nice tutorial explaining the dimensions of all pieces for the card, which made it pretty simple to follow along.
Here's a shot of the inside before I added the birthday verse...

This is the second one I made the same day...

 And another...

As you can see I made 2 of each design and later made several more of the Wetlands goose set.

That's it for right now, thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sending Get Well Bouquet

I made this card using a new stamp/die set, that I truly didn't understand when I first received it.  I had to go back to the original site and re-read the directions on how the sample card was made.  Now that I understand it, I can't believe how easy and beautifully it stamps.

The overall bouquet is an outline stamp, then you can stamp the solid images in a variety of colors or watercolor if that's what you want to do.  The way the leaves and flowers line up using my Misti is perfect.  I have always struggled with stamping onto "line" images or unto die cut pieces, not getting them to line up well, but using the Misti all the guess work is taken away.

So here's the card I made...

Here's a peek at the inside, now off to get it in the mail.

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment.

Stamps, ink and cardstock, Papertrey Ink