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Friday, January 15, 2016

Thank you!

My daughter and her family traveled to Florida over the holidays, and had such a great time visiting her husbands extended family.  The weather was awesome, warm enough to swim in the pool and ocean!  She asked me to make three thank-you cards.  Here they are.

The cardstock on the two pink rose cards is from Our Daily Bread Designs, and the purple/blue one is from cardstock and paper I had on hand.  I used some purple metal roses I had in stock from Fire Mountain.  Lace, beading and ribbon add a touch of sweetness. 

If anyone has a suggestion on how to get the ribbon to lay straight and even across the top, I'd sure love to know!  

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving and Christmas Holly

Hello again, everyone! 

I would like to wish everyone a very happy and wonderful Thanksgiving!  I'm very blessed to have everything I do - from God, to my husband Mike, my three grown children, six grandchildren, my new Chihuahua puppy, my extended family and friends, to my home, each one of you, my creative abilities and this awesome world in which I live.

I'm here with another Christmas card and I have to say that using the gold accents really makes the cards stand out regally.  It looks good on the vintage-type cards too. Unfortunately, the paper is no longer available from Stampin' Up! 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Vintage Merry Christmas!

Hello, everyone!  I love this season of celebration of the Lord Jesus, and all the beauty and joy it brings!  I have three cards to share with you today, all using the same vintage image of a young girl holding a pine sprig.  Can you smell it?

I've used some shiny gold die cuts on each to enrich them, with some nail polish accents that has gold glitter in it.  Some of the cardstock and paper was detailed with a gold pen, and each has a pine cone sprig that has been accented with the gold sparkle polish.


The card above was layered on white with gold ribbon trim, and some
white lace through the label ends.

The card above and below has some light blue 1/8" satin ribbon running through the holes in the bottome of the fancy edge die cut.

Thank you for stopping by, and I wish each of you a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving, and a very Merry Christmas!  Wishing you all the best of the holiday season, and a healthy and happy New Year! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Christmas Holly Pop-up Box

Here's a look at my first Christmas pop-up box card.  It was fun to make, and I've got a lot of ideas for more!

This shows the card open, with rhinestone berries on the holly.
This photo shows the card folded flat for mailing.  There is glitter on the cardinal and berries.

Thank you very much for visiting, and I hope you come back soon!

Beaded Poinsettia Bracelet and Christmas Card

Lorraine (my daughter-in-law) found this pattern on the Fusion Beads website, and we ordered the beads to make it with.  After three tries, tear-aparts and magnifying glass added to see, I finally got it!   I was thinking that these little poinsettia flowers made with Dragon Scale beads would be a great addition to the center of my paper poinsettia's, and they were!  I love the way the card came out.  I hope you enjoy!  If you need some of the beaded poinsettias, you can order them simply by messaging me or emailing me.

I used Prills in the center of the large paper poinsettia, then added three of the beaded poinsettias as an embellishment on the top of the sentiment block.  I absolutely LOVE this patterned paper from Stampin' Up, but it's not available anymore.  I will only be able to make a few cards like this.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Christmas Poinsettia Bracelet

Hello!  It's that time of year again, ALREADY!  Where does time go to, and why is it passing me by so fast?

I'm working on some things for Christmas, and wanted to start out by showing my Poinsettia Bracelet made with a new kind of bead, called Dragon Beads.  It took me three tries to get it right, in between tearing it all out after cutting the thread in many places.  It turned out beautifully once I was able to follow the directions correctly, and get my magnifying glass out!  haha  The 'ol eyes aren't what they used to be!  I actually have the beginnings of cataracts - can I use that as my excuse?  hehe

I love the way this turned out, and I'm going to try some different color variations on the flower, and maybe add some leaves.

Thanks for visiting!  Come back soon for more Christmas projects and inspiration!

Monday, August 10, 2015


Hello, again!  The roses on this card were stamped with ones from a new set from Our Daily Bread Designs, called "Fragrance".  So detailed and fun to color. 
I used black Versafine ink for the flowers to capture the detail, and regular water-based markers to color the image in.  I stamped the background using the same stamp and didn't color the images to give it a more lacy-vintage look.  I used an embossing folder called Birds and Swirls on the white background, a little ribbon, and a ribbon stamp on yellow for the center strip.  Everything was then mounted on a 6 1/2" x 4" piece of cantaloupe cardstock.  May God fill your life with the fragrance of His never-ending love!

Teal and Green Florals

Hello, all!  Welcome back!

A friend gave me a stack of cardstock that is absolutely gorgeous, so I had to work with it!  There are so many pages that coordinate together, it's hard to choose.  I think it's called Boho. 

Anyway, I wanted to share these three cards using the same paper, but in random patterns and layout.  The other component that is the same on each, is the wings and sentiments from a new Our Daily Bread Designs stamp set.  Each set of wings is glittered just a bit on the edges.  I hope you enjoy them.

Everything is Okay!

Hi!  I just have to share this one with you!  This is one of my favorite popup box cards, and I just get a little giddy with the cheer it brings!  OK, I'm all better now.  haha

I love blue and white together, and found this beautiful cardstock - I have no idea where I got it from, but it doesn't matter - I'm glad I had it to use!  The sentiment, "everything is going to be okay" is from Verve.  If you need a one-liner sentiment, or one verse from the bible, Verve is the place to find them!  This card is 5" x 6" and will fold flat to fit in a large card envelope.  I used a butterfly that is 3D on the inside, so it makes it about 1/4" thick, so a little extra postage will be required.

The inside sentiment reads, "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strengths - Corrie ten Boom".  The flowers and sentiment are from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I love the cornflowers!  A friend gave me the butterfly which fit into the scene perfectly!  It's wings are made from bird feathers.  This card epitomizes summer in my mind.  What do you think?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Beginning is Always Today

Hi, friends!  I was rummaging around in a drawer in the craft room, and came across some Stampin' Up rub-ons that I didn't know I had, so decided to use them.  That's the thing - I've got so much because my husband is generous and understands my passion for creating, but I know I've overdone it, and have way too much!  When you find things you don't remember buying or being given, then it's time to purge, so things can be used and enjoyed.  I guess my way of thinking is changing as I get older.  Physical things are just that, and having more is having less of the things in life that are most important.  How do you feel about it?

This is a multi-layered card, with five levels.  The base cardstock is white, then a patterned floral sheet, the teal stripe, then the green and teal floral paper.  The green flowers and swirls are the rub-on.  On top of the strip is a verse from a vellum verse pack that I mounted with teal rhinestone brads onto green striped cardstock.  This was adhered with foam dimensionals.  The letter "T" for "today" is from a package of alphabet charms, and was adhered with a foam dimensional after tying on some green ribbon which was taped to the back of the base floral paper, then applied to the white card.  I usually leave the inside of the card void of a sentiment so it can be tailored to a specific occasion, but I did put another flower rub-on inside.

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I am a child of God, wife, mother of three, and gramma of six. I enjoy stamping, scrapbooking, beading, photography, sewing, camping, fishing, hiking and life! I am a retired dog groomer. Denver, Colorado, is where I was born and raised. I miss the snow and drier weather.

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