Thursday, January 19, 2017

Loving Thank you

I had SO much fun making this thank you card for my sister...thanking her for special gifts and special times in our recent visit.  I used SU designer paper and "Love Notes" dies on a white base with real red accents. The beautiful thank you stamp is a  Gina K,designs stamp from "Fram and Flowers2" collection.  Inside each little envelope is a small picture of one of her gifts.  Sequins, red and white baker's twine and punched foil contact paper finish the card.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy Birthday Dee

This card is for my special friend of 50 years + who will celebrate 86 of them on Jan 6th.  
                                                       Happy Birthday Dee!

It is created with Sugarplum and white papers (SU), The dies are SU Bloomin Hearts, IO Die235-M and Sizzix 657561 Hearts.  Finished with Wink of Stella, Posca white pen, rhinestones, enamel dots.  Technique is inlaid die cutting.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Plush Poinsettias

Here are some beautiful cards created with the Plus Poinsettia Corner by Memory Box 98967.  Some are cut from glitter paper, others matte, and all are touched with  Tim Holtz Enamel Accents.  These are the base cards, the sentiments will go on as I decide who the recipient will be. SPECIAL THANKS goes to Pam Sparks for her Video that made this NOW something  successful and fun, where it was just incredibly difficult before her techniques.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Big Eyed Sophia

Another Sophia --just love her big eyes!   This is pencil colored for the Miran  # 73  Anything Goes   Lots of detail with snow and snow writer, and with grey pearls that didn't photograph well.  She's just so sweet, and the recipient of this card will love her.  The stamp is Warm wishes and mistletoe kisses from SU Tin of tags.  Distressed edges are touched wit Aileens Glitter Snow.

Snowflake and More Snowflakes

This just magnificent card is created with SU Winter Wonderland designer vellum, Tim  Holtz Thinlits Snowflakes (660059) Gold foil cardstock, a star punch, and sheer gold ribbon.  Merry Christmas is gold embossed and is from the Jusst Right Elegant Christmas Swirls stampset. This card is surprisingly easy to create.  Thank you to Sandi McIver for her superb tutorial found here. Her dimensions are modified a little, but the idea is hers.

Today I was in kind of a "flaky" mood as I did several snowflake cards.

Left features stamps from Tin of Tags (SU) stamped in Cherry  Cobbler and embossed with a Christmas Words Sizzix embossing folder from Hero Arts "Christmas Words" 658285.  The card on the right is similar, but the background on light gray paper is stamped (off) Merry Medley background stamp (SU) with Smoky Slate, and then stamped with all over design that used snowflakes from Hot off the Press Snowflakes and Dies set Inkadinkado Christmas and one other set named Noel, unknown company.  Both cards are touched with Viva Pearl Pen Silver Chrome for accent.
Detail of the  embossing and stamping areas

Friday, December 9, 2016


S'More Christmas as I hurry to make cards for friends and family.

Merry  Tags  SU
Starform Stickers and wrapping paper

Merry Tags SU

A sticker snowman accented with stickles, Enamel Accents, and stenciled
SSS snowfall using Aleens Glitter Snow

Glitter Paper with notes, Elizabeth Craft stickers, white, gold and 
black glitter matting with the Merry Tags Dieset from SU

Hey! HI! Little Miss Santa

She's created for the Anything Goes #73 Challenge at Art by Miran.  She's Hey Miss Santa colored in Prismacolor pencils, with a fur collor and glaze pen accents.  The distressed matting paper is from Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's new kit "I'll be Home for Christmas"    Metallic threads sparkle on this fun card.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Star Ornaments

The tutorial for these cute ornaments was written by Amy Kunkle at Split Coast Stampers  Theywere fun to try and are really quite easy to do.  thank you Amy and all the design team at Split Coast Stampers for another year of awesome projects and skill building.  

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Running toward the Christmas Finish line

I'm trying to finish up cards, and couldn't have had much success without the great tutorial by Pam Sparks.  FINALLY I've seen success after years of trying---success with delicate dies. I've just gotten so frustrated I could scream cutting out very detailed dies and getting them onto the card.  My combination that's best for me is StickIt and PEELED (be sure to peel) glimmer paper.

 Kit and Clowder Advent gift 1----Prisma Color Pencils and reverse double zfold card.
Starform stickers over red foil from Pop Ups Etc, on designer paper and real red cardstock

Tim Holtz Treeline die (Sizzix 661064)  glitter paper, watermarked snowfall over distress ink from the Simon Says Stamp exclusive--stencil Falling Snow.  Merry  Christmas sentiment is embossed on acrylic, (or the card) and is from the Stampers Anonymous Christmas Time CMS141 set.

And this die--which has given me SO much trouble cut like butter and stayed in the die so I could adhere it!  It's We Wish You Elegant Script by Memory Box (99555)

here are four cards I did with that Tree Line Die

This one details the "Falling  Snow" stenciled with Aleen's Snow  
 It's so pretty, but the photograph isn't!

And this is Memory Box SUPER detailed Swirling  Snowflakes---cut from gliter paper on Night of Navy cardstock.    This is a very special card I made for a very special friend.

This one is by Hannah Lynn--an Advent Gift this Christmas called Hot Cocoa Fairy.. She is finished with Marvy heat puffed snowflakes, wink of stella, glaze pens and glitter pens, and mounted on blue shimmer paper.  The graphic is colored in Prismacolor Pencils.