Thursday, October 31, 2013

Life's Journey

Two cards made with the fun sticky labels and new stamp set  my daughter got for me.
 Supplies used:
  • Sticky Mailing Labels
  • Scrip Embossing Folder (The Paper Studio)
  • Twine
  • Button
  • Stamps
    • Sentiment from World Travels
    • Bicycle from Hero Arts

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Two windows using recycled images from a Thomas Kinkade calendar and the conservatory window die (Sizzix). I kept them simple to showcase the scenes in the windows.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Card Set

Here's a simple card set I made for a friend's birthday last week.
She loves my cards and has told me over and over again that it's the best gift I could give her. 
Supplies used:
  • Doily
  • Circle Nestabilities
  • White embossing powder
  • Bloom Dots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
  • Stamps
    • Just Because (Studio G)
    • Flora Grande2 (Heartfelt Creations)
    • Leaves (Martha Stewart)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Swinging Teddy

Here's a fun little swinging teddy card I made using the Favorite Teddy Bear Stamp Set (Stampin' Up).

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Sharing a simple sympathy card  I made last week. 
I stamped and embossed the white swirls before adding ink to the left side of the card.
The flower and leaves are stamped and embossed on vellum and lightly colored with ink pads on the reverse side. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Quilt Cards

Here's a quilt card I made for a friend going through a very hard time right now.
Inside sentiment:
Here's another version of that same "quilt pattern" in different colors and different matting.
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Monday, October 14, 2013


 Here's a simple birthday card I made for a friend who isn't the frilly type. I thought it fit her style and personality well -- right down to the sentiment.
The seashell is stamped and embossed on vellum
Supplies used:
  • Raffia
  • Blue Button
  • White Embossing Powder 
  • Vellum
  • Stamps
    • Treasure the Moment (Hero Arsts)
    • Seashell (PSX)
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Friday, October 11, 2013

Simple Fall Card

Here's a simple fall card I made by recycling a Mary Engelbreit calendar image.
It's simply cut out with the Spellbinders top note die and layered several times.
I don't think the picture shows it up very well, but I also added orange glitter to a few of the leaves to make them "pop."

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Prismacolor Scholar Pencils

I have wanted something nice to color images with for some time.
Something with several shades in each color, but also something that didn't cost a fortune!
I really liked the Prismacolor pencils, but the price was a bit more than I wanted to pay!
After a little research I discovered that the Scholar set
 a) had the same soft lead as the Premium sets but with some hard lead added in to make them less likely to break
b) could still be blended with very nice results
c) had plenty of color options for shading
d) cost a WHOLE lot less!!!
I decided to try the Prismacolor Scholar Pencils - and as you can see the colors turn out very vivid!
(Would you have guessed these were colored with colored pencils?)
BTW- I use baby oil and Q-tips to blend them -- I like to save money on supplies whenever possible!
Supplies used:
  • Stamps 
    •  Leaf  stamp (Martha Stewart)
    • Victorian Butterflies (Rubber Stampede)
    • Flora Grande 2 (Heartfelt Creations)
  • Glitter
  • Prismacolor Scholar Pencils
  • Scallops Embossing Folder (Sizzix)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thinking of You

Supplies used:
  • Turning over a new leaf (House Mouse)
  • Leaf Template
  • Prismacolor Scholar Pencils
  • Glitter
  • Chalks
  • Homemade Baker's Twine
  • Button
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Scarecrow Cards

Here's a fun little scarecrow card that I made up (x 10) to send to my family with recent pics of my daughter inside! 
I used this punch art tutorial as a basis for mine, but changed it up a bit with different eyes, hair, and hat. 
You can find the pattern for the hat via this coloring page. 
(I traced it, cut it out, and free-handed the design on it, but you could probably just print it directly onto your cardstock if you wanted to save time.)
Inside I stamped a fall "Be Thankful" stamp (Inkadinkado).

Monday, October 7, 2013

Happy Birthday

Here's a girly birthday card I made using the Favorite Teddy Bear stamp set from Stampin' Up.
It's been one of my favorite sets since winning it on ebay!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Dump Trunk

I made this fun little dump truck card for a little boy who turned 3 last month.
Here's the truck with the bed up --- I wrote the birthday message underneath.
 This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Thursday, October 3, 2013

For You

Here's a simple fall card I made using different colors than the usual fall colors.
I used a leaf template that I found on-line and traced it on my paper.
  • Leaf template
  • Square punch (for making the banners)
  • For you stamp (Studio G)
  • Button
  • Homemade baker's twine
  • Tree Bark embossing folder

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Autumn Cards

Here's a simple little paper pieced tree card I made in an autumn theme.
The pattern for the tree originally came from Paper Crafts Magazine -- not sure if they still have it on-line or not.
I had a lot of fun making this autumn card with colors other than the usual fall colors.
For this one I used a friend's flower stamp, stamped it on different papers, cut out the the layers, and popped them up with dimensionals.
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Here's a fun card I made using ovals.
The pumpkin is ovals and the little bird is an oval cut in 1/2.
The beak and tail are made using a heart punch.
Supplies used:
  • Oval template
  • Heart Punch
  • Twine
  • Button
  • Fiskars Paper Crimper