Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Deer

Materials used:

Stampin' Up! Night of Navy Cardstock and Silver Glimer Paper
Michaels White Glitter Paper
Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch (discontinued)

Spellbinders Poinsettia Die
Memory Box Snowflake corner & Deer Trio
Crafts-Too Pine Tree Scene Embossing Folder
White Chalk
Pearls from my stash

I embossed the Night of Navy center piece with the Pine Tree Scene embossing folder then highlighted it with white chalk on the left side of the trees and smudged it in to the right side to give it a shadow effect.  The star was made by cutting out a silver glimmer paper snowflake, using a punch that I think was a Martha Stewart one, and then cutting off the points to make it look like a star. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Card

Supplies Used:
Staples 110# White Cardstock
Cuttlebug  Rebecca Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Bow and Pine Branch (discontinued) Punches
Memory Box Amira Flourish
Spellbinders Poinsettia Die
Stanpin' Up! Glitter Paper & Pearls
Cheery Lynn Dies Lace Corner Deco E and Merry Christmas Set 
I am going to enter this card in Joan's Garden Weekly Challenge using the White, Red, & Green category.    
All supplies except Stampin' Up! can be ordered from  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween Card For Contest

This  is the card that I am entering in The Paper Shelter #86 Charming contest.  The criteria asks that you use one of their pictures and a charm of some sort. 

Of all the charms that I found in my stash, the only one that fit this picture was a cute little kitten.

This card opens up to show the little "I May Have Exaggerated A Bit" colored with Tombo, Tsukineko, and Stampin' Up markers.  

The frames were made with the Labels Collection Framelets from Stampin' Up! and the flowers and garland are from the Manon's Wedding Garland by Cheery Lynn, with stamens from the Cheery Lynn Embellishments #1.

The inside stamp is from a discontinued Stampin' Up! set, "Hand Penned Holidays," that was stamped in black ink, then gone over with a "copper star" Gelly Roll Glitter Pen.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Cards

Halloween is just about here, so when my friend, Nancy, introduced me to the Paper Shelter web site, I fell in love with their line drawings.  Nancy and I got together at her house and the fun began!

I made three cards all using the Paper Shelter's girl, "I may have exaggerated a bit," in different colors.  I used some Copic markers but am just getting into them so I only have six colors so far.  The rest of the colors were from my stash of markers from Tombow, Tsukineko, and Stampin' Up!

The frames were made with the Labels Collection Framelets from Stampin' Up! and the flowers and garland are from the Manon's Wedding Garland by Cheery Lynn, with stamens from the Cheery Lynn Embellishments #1.

The inside stamp is from a discontinued Stampin' Up! set, "Hand Penned Holidays," that was stamped in black ink, then gone over with a "copper star" Gelly Roll Glitter Pen.  Bats were made with a Martha Stewart punch.

So, here are the cards.

Green Haired Witch

Card is cut out on the front around the black edge to show inside

Blue/Purple Haired Witch


Peach Colored Hair Witch
Purple paper was sprayed with glimmer spray and corner embellishments are Lace Corner Deco E Cheery Lynn Dies.

I am working on a Hot Pink, White, and Black one at this time so when I get the inside finished I will post it.  I can't decide which one is my favorite....I like them all.
I have some Christmas downloads from the Paper Shelter and I am anxious to begin working with them.  they are so cute!  Be sure to visit their website at  All Cheery Lynn Dies can be ordered from atjoan' 
Now if some good fairy would only provide me with a full set of Copic Sketch markers, I would be in artsy fartsy heaven!


Rose Get Well Card

Rose stamp is from the Happiness Shared set from Stampin' Up!
I stamped and antiqued it with Certainly Celery ink and then colored the leaves with a #60 Celadon Fabrico marker, and for the rose, I used a Tombo 761 pink to outline it and filled in with a pink chalk.
Ribbon is Certainly Celery Seambinding from Stampin' Up!

For the inside, I stamped the rose again (after stamping it twice on another piece of paper so that it was fairly light,) in Certainly Celery and Pretty In Pink ink, then put Get Well Soon from the Sincere Salutations set in Certainly Celery ink over the top of it. 

Birthday Card For My Husband

Bear & Bird Stamps Are By Judith
Words were made on the computer
Eyes were from a package I got a long time ago so I
don't know who made them or where they came from
String on bear's finger is from Stampin' Up!

Harvest Ribbon

This ribbon was so awesome that I had to use it to make some cards.  This birthday card was made by just using the ribbon wrapped around a piece of rust colored cardstock, then placed on a black frame.  The decorative edge around the Happy Birthday was made by using 2 strips of gold tiny borders that I purchased from Flower Soft.

 For the inside, I fussy cut around the leaves on the ribbon and glued then to the card.

I found this ribbon on sale at Michaels and fell in love with it.  The camera doesn't do it justice. For this card, I added a Bitty Blossoms Rose made out of copper metal paper from a Cheery Lynn die that my friend Nancy gave me and backed it with a black flower made from the two flowers on the Manon's Wedding Garland from Cheery Lynn Dies. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Black Butterfly

Materials Used:

White 110# Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Vivienne and Amira Flourish dies from Memory Box
Certainly Celery paper from Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio  - I love being able to print out whatever color/pattern paper I need!

Christmas Lodge

Christmas Lodge

Materials Used:
8 1/2" x 11"  White 110# cardstock from Staples
Paper - Frostwood Lodge paper from Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Christmas Lodge from Holiday Mini Catalog Sept 2011 - Jan 3, 2012 - My Digital Studio
Merry Christmas stamp from Hand Penned Holidays - Stampin' Up! stamped in black then highlighted with Sakura Red Star Gelly Roll pen from Sakura
Red Glimmer paper from Stampin' Up!

I made a card with this format and used fall colors for a Thanksgiving card for my brother's family.  My sister-in-law placed it on her kitchen counter and the papers on the glimmer paper kept falling off.  Every time I went by it I had to stick it back on as the tape just wasn't holding it.  I learned to use Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to keep things from falling off the glimmer paper.

Spring Birthday Card

Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Materials used:  White  110# Cardstock from Staples
Green marbled paper was a scrap left over from another project and I don't know who made it but think I bought it a Joann's Fabrics.
Green and Yellow solid colors are from Stampn' Up! scraps
Dies used:  Fleur de lis squares and S5-030 label from Spellbinders
Vivienne Butterfly die from Memory Box
1/8" & 1/4" Offrey yellow ribbon
Pearls from Stampin' Up!
Text printed from Edwardian Script Font and cut out with the Word Window and Modern Label punches from Stampin' Up!

Lighthouse - Thinking of You

Lighthouse - Thinking of You

Size of card: 5 1/2"x 8 1/2"
8 1/2" x 11" #110 Cardstock from Staples
Silver Foil paper from DKWV
All other supplies from Stampin' Up!:
Ink and dark blue paper - Night of Navy
Stamps: Calm Seas & Elegant Greetings
Flourish & silver ink was from my niece, Melissa, stash.

Just A Note

Just A Note

This card was made with a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set "Vintage Postcards."

Materials used:
Stampin' Up! Crumbcake cardstock for the card
Cream colored card stock from Staples
Black Cardstock with cutouts using  a Stampin' Up corner punch that is no longer available
The feather was provided by one of the many quail, that inhabit my yard

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Baby - Boy

Baby - Boy

Materials Used: 

White 110# cardstock from Staples
Stampin' Up!: Pool Party Cardstock
                       Scallop Trim Border & Corner Punches
                       Pinking Hearts Border Punch
                       Buggies & Booties Stamp Set
                       1" Ribbon
Tim Holtz "Weathered Wood" Distress Ink - Ranger
Baby Die from Marianne Dies
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder -"Rebecca"
Clearly Better Black Ink Pad - TPC Studio

For the inside of the card, I inked the stamp with Weathered Wood Distress ink, stamped it once on a piece of scrap paper, then stamped it on the card so that it would be lighter.  I like the way the Distress inks make clean, good impression on the subsequent stampings.  

After stamping the bassinett, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin' Up! Buggies & Booties set with black ink.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wedding Card

Wedding Card

This card is for a wedding that I am going to attend this weekend. The top picture is of the outside of the card and the bottom picture is of the inside.
My photography skills are not the greatest when it comes to photographing cards.  Please excuse. 
This card was made with Staples 110 # white cardstock.  The front was embossed with the Cuttlebug "Texture" folder.  The watercolor prints were from Carol Wilson Fine Arts, Inc. - Cheryl Smith copyright.  I cut out the inside of the frame to get just the flowers.  I love the soft colors that was used in this watercolor.  The matting is Stampin' Up! Concord Crush cardstock.  The small pearls are also from Stampin' Up!  The butterfly is the Vivienne Butterfly from a Memory Box Die which I purchased from Joan's Garden. The printing is done with my computer using the Edwardian Script font.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Tri Fold Card

Tri Fold Card

This is my first try at putting a picture on my blog and so far I have my fingers crossed that it will work.  The cardstock is more of a blue hued pink than it shows here.

The "Woodland Branch" die is from Memory Box and is cut from brown card stock.

The flowers on the branch were made with a McGill punch.  The centers were made with the punched out parts of the Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch around the Page punches.  I used white cardstock and colored the petals with the Color Box Pink stamp pad.  The stamens were colored with a Ranger Ink marker, Adirondack, Raisin, and a tiny pearl was placed in each center.

The center section was cut using the Stampin' Up Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches.  The small flower was made by using two flowers of the McGill Medium Flower Punch cut out of white cardstock and colored with the Color Box Pink. 

The large butterfly on the right is made with the Memory Box Vivienne and Darla Dies. The flourish is by the same company, I believe, but I can't find it on Joan's Garden site now and I think I misplaced the covers when I took the dies out of the packets and put them in a CD box with a magnet to hold them.  I appologize to whichever company made it as I didn't think I'd be doing this sort of thing at the time.  All of my dies, other than the Stampin' Up dies come from Joan's Garden.

The small butterflies are from Cheery Lynn Dies and the Happy Birthday was printed from my computer and cut out with the oval punch from Stampin' Up.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


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