Oct 142014

My twin granddaughters are turning 10.  They are into double digits!


The cards I made for them have a fun surprise on the inside.


The pop-up holder can be used for a gift card or even the old fashioned green stuff.


Here’s the tutorial for the:  Pop-up Gift Card Holder.

The cards are playing along in two challenges:

Simon Monday Challenge:  The letter “‘O’ is for…”  It’s for Owls!

Seize the Birthday: “Anything Goes”.


Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Hero Arts “Birthday (4)”

Papers: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Select White and True Black; Pebbles “Garden Party” Designer Paper; American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Daydreamer” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Basic Black

Accessories: Satin Ribbon; SU Owl Builder Punch; 2-1/8″ and 1-3/4″ Circle Punches

Oct 112014

This week’s challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to be inspired by the phrase “Falling in Love.”  So playing with the word “Fall”ing and the word “Love”, here is a wedding card in the Fall color orange.Smiley.Yes1Ani

After stamping the main image, the banner was stamped below and a sentiment added.  The banner was then partially cut out across the bottom.  Washi tape was added to the card base above and below the image panel.

This card is also playing along in two other challenges:

The Card Concept Challenge #20 – Colour Challenge using Black, Orange and White – Card “Classy & Elegant”

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes.

Finally, I just have to share this darling little invitation that my daughter-in-law made for my granddaughter’s birthday.  So CUTE!


Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU “This Day Forward” and “Take It to Heart”

Papers: PTI Select White and Canyon Clay

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Black Marker; Copic:

Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Washi Tapes; Rhinestones

Sep 232014

I just love these silly party birds!!


They are playing along in three challenges:
CAS on Sunday Challenge #42 to “make a celebration card using sequins.”
Work It Wednesday August 2014 to “use stamping in our creations this month.”
The Male Room Challenge #19 to “use metal.”

A couple of different “styles” of sequins were used as well as a big metal snowflake.  Copics were used to color the birds and to add a hat to the special bird of the day.


Fun stuff!!  Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU “Zoo Review”; PTI “Birthday Bash Sentiments”

Papers: PTI Select White and Enchanted Evening

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Multiliner 0.1 and Copics:

Accessories: Studio Calico Sequin Dot and Sequin; Stickles “Gold”; Metal Snowflake Brad; Corner Rounder Punch

Sep 022014

Sometimes the crafting is put on hold, and that’s what happened this summer.  Besides moving (again), I learned to surf!!  What FUN (the surfing.. not the moving)!!

Now I’m getting back to crafting and starting on some Christmas card designs.  Here’s one that is playing along in today’s color challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.


The ornament image is from the new Stampin’ Up Holiday Mini Catalog.  I’ve colored it with Copics.


This card is also playing along in a new challenge on Tracy’s blog called the Monday Mood Board.  Just love the colors and the black and white and gray leafy images in the Monday Mood Board Challenge #2.

This second card uses a new (to me) stencil from Simon Says Stamp.


Gotta have a little glitter here and there!


So glad that I’m finally getting going on some Christmas cards.  Have a long way to go, but at least it’s a start.

Surfin’ granny hangin’ 10!
Happy Crafting!

Card 1:

Stamps: SU “Christmas Bauble”; Flourishes “Sleigh Ride”

Papers: PTI Select White and Berry Sorbet

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Basic Black; Copics:

Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Washi; Rhinestone

Card 2:

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Stamps “Festive Foliage”; Flourishes “Sleigh Ride”

Papers: PTI Select White and Pinefeather

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip, Handsome Hunter and Basic Black

Accessories: Simon Says Stamp “Ornament on a String” Stencil; We R Memory Keepers Washi; Stickles “Xmas Red”; Tim Holtz Paper Piercing Tool; SU Piercing Template “Essentials”; Red Elastic Cord

Aug 022014

Today starts the week long Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over on Splitcoaststampers.  I’m excited to be hosting a CHALLENGE again this year.  If you are a Fan Club Member, I hope you will come on over and check out all the fun.  Plus there are some fabulous prizes offered!!    If you’re not a member, its not too late to join and then play along, too!

Happy Crafting!  Hope to see you there!!

Stamps: SU ‘The Great Outdoors’ and Verve ‘Birthday Bash’

Papers: PTI Select White and Ripe Avocado; BoBunny ‘Camp-a-lot” DP

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: Twill Ribbon; Rope Twine; 1″ Square Punch

Start the day with, “Whee!”  What great advice that is!  It’s the name of the Pure Innocence stamp set with this darling image.

Nothing but fun making this one.  The image was colored with LOTS of Copics and her dress was dotted with a white gel pen.

Some lace, satin ribbon and a single adhesive pearl were added for even more sweetness.

Playing along in three challenges:
2. Papertake Weekly Challenge “Lace & Pearls”
3. Mod Squad Challenge “Summer Colors”

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: MFT “Pure Innocence Start the Day with WHEE!”; PTI “Sign Language”

Papers: PTI Select White, Spring Rain and Hibiscus Burst; BoBunny “Little Miss”

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; White Gel Pen; Copics

Accessories: KaiserCraft Adhesive Pearl; Satin Ribbon; Lace Ribbon


Jun 172014

A couple of weekends ago my DH and I were able to see our granddaughters in Vegas and help our youngest one celebrate her 2nd birthday.

The shells on Kira’s birthday card were colored with Copics.  Then Stickles and sequins were added for some fun sparkle.

I made some matching food cards, too, for the fabulous birthday brunch spread.

Kira loves Ariel so her birthday party was all about her favorite mermaid.  Ariel even came to the big event!

And of course the cake kept up the theme!  It was absolutely adorable, and Kira was thrilled.  (The cake:  Tricia-Ann’s Tasty Creations – Las Vegas)

Kira’s card fits perfectly into this week’s Mod Squad Challenge “In the Ocean or On the Sea”!

Life is good.  Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Hero Arts “Oceans of Joy”, “Magical Castle” and “Birthdays (4)”; SU “Itty Bitty Backgrounds”

Papers: PTI Select White and Royal Velvet

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Basic Black; Copics:

Accessories: Ribbon; Silver Cord; Stickles “Turquoise” and “Starry Night”; Hobby Lobby “Decorative Trim Lace”; Darice Crystal Sequins

Jun 122014

It’s almost Father’s Day!  Here are a couple of designs that are for three of the special men in my life.

The front card is for my father-in-law.  It will be delivered in person this Sunday.

The Spellbinder’s Labels Two Die was used to emboss around the tractor.  Then, leaving the die in place as a mask, a light blue ink was sponged around the outside.

The card will be playing along in Splitcoaststamper’s Thursday Challenge WT483 to use twine or rope.

The other two cards are for my sons.

It’s been crazy times here at home so crafting has had to be put on the back shelf.  But I was finally able to use some “new” stamps, a punch and embossing folder that had yet seen any action.  YEAH!!

Both card designs are entering the:
“Father’s Day” challenge at The Male Room and
“For the Boys” challenge at Papertake Weekly Challenge.

Hope everyone else gets some crafty time, too!

Tractor Card

Stamps: SU “Harvest Blessings” and “Itty Bitty Backgrounds”; Inkadinkado “95590-MM”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and New Leaf

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Bordering Blue; Copics:

Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Washi Paper; SU Linen Thread; Spellbinders Labels Two Die

Black and White Cards

Stamps: SU “Banner Blast”; Great Impressions “C322″

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: SU Banner Punch and “Stripes” Embossing Folder; Spellbinders Labels Two Dies; Decorative Brad

Here are three Mother’s Day cards for three very special ladies.

This first one is for my dear mother-in-law.  She likes warm colors, and they suit her.  Lotti is such a kind and wonderful woman.  Love her.

The die cut oval is popped up with foam tape.  The image has been subtly shaded with Copics, and the flowers and leaf have been fussy cut and adhered with glue dots.

This next card is for one of my daughters-in-law.  She LOVES purple so, of course, there had to be some purple used here.   Kimber really has her hands full right now with three little preschoolers!  Thank you for being such a good mom to those sweet grandkids of mine!

Added lots of rhinestone for lots of bling.  And for a little extra depth, the white die cut doily is popped up with foam tape.

This last card is for another daughter-in-law.  She is the mommy to three of my granddaughters.  Jenna keeps the girls (and their dad!  heheh) active and having fun.

I had so much fun making this card using my new flower punch with matching image.  Yup, lots more blingy rhinestones and pearls and a popped up image here, too.

All three cards are being entered into the two following challenges:

Simon Says “Spring Flowers” and
Sister Act Card Challenge “Challenge #56″

Hoping all those moms out there today have a wonderful and relaxing day!
Happy Mother’s Day!

Lotti’s Card
Stamps: SU “Bright Blossoms” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”
Papers: PTI Select White, Orange Zest and Ripe Avocado; Authentique “Promise” Designer Paper
Inks: SU Only Orange, Summer Sun and Always Artichoke; Copics:
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape; Adhesive Pearls and Rhinestones; Satin Ribbon; Corner Rounder Punch; Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Rectangles” Dies and “Beaded Ovals” Die

Kimberly’s Card
Stamps: SU “Serene Silhouettes” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”
Papers: PTI Select White, Harvest Gold and Winter Wisteria; Authentique “Promise” Designer Paper
Inks: SU Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape; Adhesive Rhinestones; Gingham Ribbon; PTI “Doily Details C” Die; Spellbinders Nestabilities “Eyelet Squares” Die; “1-3/4″ Circle” Punch

Jenna’s Card
Stamps: SU “Serene Silhouettes”, “Petite Petals” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”
Papers: PTI Select White and Raspberry Fizz
Inks: SU Pink Passion and Night of Navy; Copic:
Accessories: My Mind’s Eye “Oxford Lane” Washi Tape; Adhesive Pearls and Rhinestones; PTI “Edgers #2″ Die; Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Circles” Die; “1-3/4″ Circle” Punch; SU “Petite Petals” Punch and “2-3/8″ Scallop Circle” Punch

May 072014

I can hardly believe that my grandson is a year old!  Here is his card for the big day.

The monkey is a cupcake topper that was saved from a baby shower I attended a couple of month’s ago.  A small cut was made in the cardstock, and the little stem was inserted and taped down on the underside to hold it in place.

CAS on Sunday is having a fun “Sparkle and Shimmer” challenge to use glitter.  This card is playing along in the challenge, as this ever so dazzling designer paper has lots of sparkle already built-in.

There are a couple of other challenges, too, that Little Monkey is playing in.  They are the Papertake Weekly Challenge “Anything Goes” and the Simon Says Monday Challenge “Five”.  The “five” things I chose to create this card are: Paper, Stamp Set, Ink, Monkey Topper and Rope Twine.

Happy Birthday, Little Monkey!

Stamps: Verve “Birthday Bash”

Papers: PTI Select White and New Leaf; The Paper Studio “Eat Cake” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: SU Rope Twine; Wilton Monkey Topper

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