Saturday, March 17, 2018

Hello There Little Bee, Where is your Honey Tree

I used Stampin' Up's A Little Wild stamp set. And lifted the layout from Jeri on Pinterest. I stamped my images with Ranger Archival Ink and then clear heat embossed over them. Afterward, I used Copic markers to color the images.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Card 2014

I created this card for my family this year.  I used a Darice embossing folder, Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die for cutting the leaves, Recollections Flowers, Memory Box Nutty Acorn die, Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes for the tag.  I had to add some sparkle, so there is some copper glitter in the veins of the leaves, the top of the acrone and on the flower too.  Love these new stiched dies.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Sending a big congratulations to my cousin Tim.  He is getting married on Saturday Sept 17th.  I made this card for the happy couple.  I used Webster Pages' ribbon with DCWV Linen paper line and lots of jewels.  I cut the sentiment with by Cricut using Martha Stewart's cartridge Elegant Cake Art and also Martha's paper punches.

Here is a photo with the envelop included in the background.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Another Webster Page creation.  I made this card for myy scrapbooking friend Trish.  Just a "Thinking of You" card.


Well I'm totally into Webster Pages products.  I love, love, love the vintage look, but the feel is not old it's more cozy and retro, perhaps some would call it shabby chic.  You have to check'em out.

So wanted to send Mom a card while she is in Ohio during the summer (she winters here in Florida).  I created this card with a nice summer feel to it.

One item that I'm especially proud of is the sun hat.   I kept looking at the chair and thought it needed something.  Then of course, I'm going through my stash trying to figure out what I could use, finally after coming up with nothing.  I decided to try my hand at making my own sun hat, can you believe I made it from scratch! Think it turned out pretty good.


My friend Heather is an excellent cake decorator.  The things she can do with icing is amazing.  So anywho I decided to do a little cake decorating myself for her birthday.  Well me and icing aren't well acquainted.  So sticking with what I know, I made her a paper cake in an exploding box!

Lots of fun details in this.  I had this really large bottle cap and decided to run it through my BigShot. It turned into the cake plate.  The flowers are from Craftwork Cards
Here is another photo of the cake.
I heard that her son tried to take a bite out of it.  Happy Birthday Heather.


I have some catching up to do on my blog. 

This card was created for Lindsey she graduated in June 2011.  I love the letter "G" when it is drawn this way.  The school colors are blue and gold.  Like me, she graduated from Pompano Beach High School.
I cut the letters with the Cricut, the paper is from American Crafts.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Chic-of-the-Week #90

The 3D house I created for a 4th of July decoration won Chic-Of-The-Week over on the Just Us Girls Blog challenge.  Thanks Maria for crowning me this week.

Monday, June 27, 2011


I created with a cute house for decoration for the 4th of July.  I used a .svg file to cut the shapes.  I really enjoyed playing and putting it together.  I am going to enter it into the Just Us Girls #90-3D challenge.
Isn't it cute, notice the flowers in the window boxes and the flag is free standing too.  I used K & Company "Americana" paper stack with my Cricut Expression and a cut file from, Mary from SVGCuts did an awesome job creating this cut file.  It took some mad skills to design this house. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Another birthday we celebrate during the month of May is for my niece Jessica.  She will be 15!!  Heaven help my brother.  Now for her card NO vintage, after all what teenager is into vintage.  So I pulled out my Hannah Lynn digi stamp for this one.
It is an easel card.  I used Copic and atyou Spica markers to color.  Hannah named her "Bookworm Fairy", her wings are sparkly because the atyou markers twinkle.  I used my Cricut to cut the frame.  My DP is from Close to my Heart.  The butterflies are cut with Marianne Design dies.  This is a pic of the inside.

Yes the important part CASH.  Here I used my Cricut with SCAL to cut the font and a Martha Stewart punch.  You can see the butterflies better here, they are layered and I used some bling for that finishing touch.  I will enter this card in Through the Craft Room Door challenge TTCRD01


I created this card for my brother, he is totally into vintage and nautical things.  I didn't want to over do his card so it's rather simple.  I thought the paper and the stamped image gave the feel of the young boy waiting for his favorite ship to return to port.  Hope he likes it.
My DP is Webster Pages and all stamps are from Clear Art Stamps, Sweet Kids collection.  The blue and red on the left side is ribbon.  This is a shot of the inside. 


I am so gratful to have two mother's to make cards for.  So this card is times 2.  I am totally into the vintage look.
I used a Sizzix Bigz die to cut the card.  The DP is from Webster's Pages they have wonderful vintage designs, the flowers are from Bazzil, the push pin is Webster Pages.  Then on the inside....
Crafty Secrets has Clear Art Stamps that again play right to my vintage craving... I used a stamp from their Sweet Kids collection, and colored with Copic marker.  Happy Mother's Day!!

How Time Flys Card

Holly has completed her training as an Esthetician and Electrology Technician.  So I made a card for her.
So many fun items in this card.  The rabbit paper is from Crafty Secrets.  I love their vintage items.  Holly is a big fan of Alice in Wonderland stuff so I had her in mind when I purchased it.  The flowers are from Prima, the butterfly is from Creative Charms.
I will enter this in Through The Craftroom Door Challenge TTCRD01

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Stamps of Life Winner

I just found out that I'm a winner over at Stephanie Barnard's Cake2Build gallery.  My "You Take The Cake" card won! :-D   Check it out here

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #84

Today challenge was to create a card that featured the color purple.  Kris shared a wonderful devotional  with us you can see it here.
I decided to color up this sweet Magnolia stamp.  I used Tim Holtz mini rosette and added flower soft to the center of the flower.  The ticket is created using Friendship Ticket Sentiments by Whimsy Stamps.

Sweet Little Girl Card

I completed this card and had to send it to Ivy.  It is so sweet and delicate.
The "Sweet Little Girl" image is from Clear Art Stamps.

I used dies from Spellbinders and Sizzix.  The pink roses are from Prima, the cream one is Stylish Accents and the butterfly (yes there is a butterfly in there) is from Creative Charms.
This is the inside the images are from the same set of Clear Art Stamps.  The paper is Webster's Pages love it.

Ivy really enjoyed it.  Which is what pleases me the most.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 4, 2011


I created this card to enter into Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge
The main DP is from Melissa Frances 5th Avenue collection.  The postage stamp is from Whimsy Stamps.  What's really cool is they also sell the die that cuts the no tedious cutting required.  Love it.  The image is colored with Copics.  I laid down a lavender ribbon (top & bottom) and topped it with paper punched with an EK Success punch.  Pierced around the card and image for a finishing touch.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I created this card for a challenge in Color Me Creative Classroom.  The challenge was to use primary colors in your creation and to use Copics to color your image.  I choose to use Very Present Helpers by Crissy Armstrong.
Aren't they the cutest things you've seen.  Little trouble makers, don't you think.  It was a fun card to make.  Hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Shining the Light Challenge Award

I am so honored to have my card recognized in Our Daily Bread challenge.  Thank you ladies.

Monday, March 21, 2011


I created this card for the Color Me Creative Classroom final challenge of the birthday week.  It was a color challenge.  We were to use Purple, Green and Cream or Yellow.  I titled this Tilda in China because of the black hair and the branch, it just seems oriental to me.  The flowers and branch are cut with a Sizzix die.


Isn't it lovely when you watch a butterfly flutter by?  Just the other day I was able to witness this and it lifted my spirits.  All these stamps are from Our Daily Bread.  I will be entering this card into their latest challenge.  They asked for  creations symbolizing New Life to celebrate the first day of Spring.  The flowers are Prima, the design paper is from my stash. 
The Lord makes all things new.  May you be blessed by the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.  Psalm 115:45
I have entered this card into challenge ODBDSLC54 Frame It

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I made this card for Lisa who is having her 1st baby. We don't know the sex, so that means you can use very color :-).

I used a Sew Many Cards image and various papers.  This card I will enter into the Sew Many Cards sketch challenge that is going on this week. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


This is a bit of a diversion from the normal paper crafting I love. But a project none the less. Mom and I made curtains for my living room, it was a full weekend project. I couldn't have done it without her. Basically, wouldn't have wanted to, she is an avid quilt maker and I just feel better having her there when I pull out my sewing machine.

I absolutely love the way these drop with the back fabric peeking through.  And check out that color TEAL.  Love it.

I am so delighted with the way they turned out.  Now for furniture.  I saved a bundle making these myself.  I told Mark that way we had money to spend on the furniture.


I entered this card in the birthday challenge that Suzanne Dean is hosting for her Color Me Creative Classroom.


I made this card to post in Suzanne Dean's birthday celebration.  It is a "sketch" challenge and you are to color the image with Copics.  This is a Magnolia image.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Well this is just a fun, fun, fun project.  I love this stamp image.  It is from Stephanie Barnard's collection it's called "Cookie".  Cookie is her puppy.  And I think if she saw Lady, she would agree it looks just like her too.  I of course colored it to look like Lady with the black face and white eyebrows.  So I have this cute image and am wondering what to do with it.  Well Ivy is soon to get on her way from Knoxville, TN. to Seattle, WA and with that in mind... I created this little scene.
So there is Lady, she is asking Ivy, "can I come too?".  The car was cut with my Cricut using Nate's ABC cartridge.  All the other pieces I drew and cut myself.  So what do you think Ivy?  Lady has her backpack full of cookies and is all ready to go.


I had fun putting this card together.  The image is from The Stamps of Life, "Cake2Build" set (plus a few others).  When I put the image on the yellow stripe paper, it started to look like a cake shop window display.  I thought, the title "you take the cake" fit perfectly with this idea.  Don't you think that would be a great name for a cake shop?  Well the rest developed from there.  I have posted this card on Stephanie Barnard's gallery too.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Laura's Card

This card is for my long time friend Laura, who is being treated for breast cancer.  A battle that I am all too familiar with.  As I put this together, I have lifted her up in prayer.  She is one of the strongest ladies I have ever known and am confident that she will beat this disease.
The paper is from BasicGrey's "Pheobe" collection. The butterfly stamp is CTMH and the sentiment is from the The Stamps of Life. The flowers are from Donny Downey and a Spellbinders circle die. The colors are plum, teal and lime green, I like this combination a lot.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


I created two cards for the Creative Classroom Copic Challenge No. 11 color flowers.  Here are the two entries that I posted.

On this card I used Hero Arts stamps, that I have had in my collection for several years.  I am real pleased with the end result.

This digi stamp image is from Tiffany Doodles.  It is called Dogwoods.  It made into a beautiful card.  Thanks Tiffany.

Friday, February 11, 2011


I just had to have these stamps from the new Magnolia line called Your So Special, this is the Romantic Window and Tilda with Heart stamps.  I colored them with Copics.  I cut out Tilda and placed her on top of the window with pop dots, added a "Hugs" tag and a ribbon.  Isn't she cute!   I hope she brings a smile to my friends face and warms her heart.


I did two projects this year for Valentine's Day.  One is primarily for my kids in Children's Choir.  I made 26 of these.  They resemble the bags I made for Christmas.  Not too difficult to complete and the chocolate was a big hit with the kids.  I used The Stamps of Life set Hearts2Love, and one my new favorite punches from Martha Stewart, it's so cute.

The second project is for my hubby and my daughter and her boy-friend Michael.  I saw this project on Split Coast Stampers site and thought it would be fun to create.  They are pouches that hold a candy bar, when you pull the ribbon up on the top the candy pops out.  Love it.

Here is a close up of the heart detail on my hubbies.

It was a quick and fun project.  Hope they enjoy them.


I made two of these cards actually, for both my mom and my mother-in-law.  The center heart is from The Stamps of Life, Love2Hug set.  I stamped it then used embossing powder to give it extra punch.  A little sweep of pink over the top to complete the heart.  Four heart brads around the corners.  All set on a cream piece of paper punched with Martha Stewart punch around the page.  Finish with cute flower buttons and ribbon.  Hope both they like them.  Happy Valentine's Day Moms.....

Monday, February 7, 2011


I am very happy with the way this LOVE banner came together.  I saw the idea on line and it is pretty much a copy, but you know how that goes.  Can't ever match things up identically.
It uses corrugated cardboard as the base, with embossed black matt and embossed light pink Spellbinders labels 4.  Letters are cut using Alphalicious cartridge then embellished with brads and hearts cut with my Sizzix dies.  A folded paper ruffle at the bottom with a ribbon boarder and finish with ribbons along the top.
Lovin' it.  Here is a close up of the each letter.

Thanks for lookin'.  Have a great Valentine's Day.  More projects to come.